CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Darwin, Racism and Eugenics

Jul 6, 2020

With a new woke war on racism, it is time to reconsider Darwin:

There is little doubt that by today’s standards, Charles Darwin promoted racist views. So when will all the woke activists, all the Antifa militants, and all the

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Deconstructing Climate Alarmism

Jul 1, 2020

The new book and article by environmentalist Michael Shellenberger are must reads:

For decades we have had gloom and doom, end-of-the-world alarmism concerning the climate, with all sorts of dire predictions about the world ending any day now. One false

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Corona, Crisis, and Experts

Apr 20, 2020

The experts and their predictions must be carefully assessed – and questioned if need be:

Much of modern life involves relying on various experts. And much of modern life has to do with making predictions about things, offering projections, making

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Corona and the Elimination of Risk

Apr 18, 2020

How far should the state go in seeking to eliminate risk?

Life is ALWAYS about trade-offs. When you hop on a skateboard to have a bit of fun, you risk falling off and hurting yourself. When you go to a

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Healthcare, the State, and Liberty

Apr 13, 2020

A few thoughts on the balance between public health and personal freedom:

Exactly five years ago I wrote my first article on vaccinations. I had hoped it would be my last piece – and that for two reasons: I said

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On Our Corona Surveillance State

Apr 10, 2020

We all need to keep asking questions as the surveillance state gets ever more ominous:

Now, more than ever, we need to bear a few things in mind. Simple things. Basic things. But things that can too easily go out

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We Love the Planet, But We Hate People

Feb 16, 2020

So let’s save the planet by killing everyone:

My title might have some of you asking, ‘A bit of hyperbole Bill?’ I wish it were, but sadly this is exactly the case for many folks today. So obsessed are they

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Climate Action, Statism, Democracy and Freedom

Jan 12, 2020

Grandiose green policies usually increase the power of the State while taking away our freedoms:

Last century C. S. Lewis made this important observation: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the

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The Left’s War on Scott Morrison

Jan 6, 2020

Time to get real about Morrison Derangement Syndrome:

Let’s get real here: the media-led war against the Australian Prime Minister has nothing to do with bushfires and everything to do with the left and its long-running war against Christians and

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On Australia’s Bushfires

Jan 3, 2020

How are we to think about the horrific fires in Australia?

The attention of much of the world is now on the deadly firestorms ravaging so many parts of Australia. I was not planning on writing about this, and that

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Christians, Climate and Catastrophism

Oct 19, 2019

Christians must not succumb to emotive climate catastrophism:

C. S. Lewis once warned about “Christianity and…” That is, the dangerous tendency to supplement or add to the Christian faith some cause or some ideology or some trend. ‘Christianity and socialism’

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The ‘Extinction Rebellion’ Cult

Oct 9, 2019

It is not the imminent collapse of the earth that we should fear, but loony groups like Extinction Rebellion:

Communism never dies – it just mutates into different forms. The hatred of the West, the hatred of the free market,

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Just Say No To the Child Histrionics

Sep 30, 2019

Sorry Greta, but it is high time we ignore the histrionics:

It would be nice if Greta Thunberg just went away quietly. But it is clear that the mass media, her parents, and leftist activists everywhere simply will not allow

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Greta Again

Sep 26, 2019

More vital info that we need to know about her and her claims.

Since so much of the world continues to marvel at and swoon over the Swedish wunderkind, it behoves me to again offer a bit of an offset

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