Category politics

The Opportunism of Evil

Another mass murder headline, following many of its kind: a man, sparked by some ideology, despair, or too many memories of horror, settles his own score by inexplicable violence. In its wake there have been cries asking “why?” and before we even begin to answer our own questions a litany of discordant solutions tend to […]

Reflections on the Election

The election is over, finally. I’m not rejoicing. There would have been no outcome this election that I would be celebrating. As it stands I am grieved that a man with such disregard for human value was the best we came up with, but I’m not surprised. If we can agree on one thing in reflection on this […]

Why I’m Still Voting in a Hopeless Election

This has been an exhausting year in politics. We have two deplorable candidates before us, and I think we ended up with them because they accurately represent what our country has come to value: Relativism Corruption Sexual Indulgence Narcissism Oppression Will to Power And sometimes, I think I can hear Augustine’s words of Rome echoing […]

Dear World, We Are Dying

Dear World, we are dying, Do you hear the death rattle? I hear it in the silence–when shots ring And blood blooms and dries. Dear World, we are dying, Do you see the yawning grave? I see it in the ruin–when laws pass And life ends unknown. Dear World, we are dying, Do you feel […]

Hold Your American Citizenship Loosely

Tomorrow morning will be Joyful and bright This life is beautiful Heart, just be wise. You are completely exhausted. Your beating is fainter, more muffled… You know, I read somewhere That souls are immortal -Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova wrote the above poem as she watched her homeland destroyed by Communism. She watched as a corrupt […]