At heart, though, the culture war is a white fight. Ask a white person how they feel about abortion or gay rights, and you can usually guess the rest with alarming accuracy. Move outside the world of whites, however, and these questions lose their predictive power.
The intentional cultivation and exploitation of ignorance is a frightful thing.
The catch in my throat signifies that God hasn’t given up on me or the world I inhabit. In spite of pestilence, hardship, insanity, the Spirit is afoot.
Objectively considered, this is a scene of abject misery. The same old depression and despair God’s people have come to expect. But, from the perspective of heaven, as certain poor shepherds are about the discover, this particular revelation of misery comes with breathtaking implications.
In the embattled world of American white male evangelicalism there can be no good-faith debate. The other side isn’t just wrong; it is evil.
Boebert is a divider. Whether or not she will be a conqueror remains to be seen. All we can say now is that her team is flourishing like the green bay tree.
The violence we should fear is of this type. If armed militias start firing the weapons they are currently brandishing, how will red America respond? The willingness of Republican stalwarts to celebrate the violence of Kyle Rittenhouse while minimizing the danger of January 6th provides fodder for worry.
We still face a mountain; but today’s verdict gave us the strength for climbing.
In her closing argument, defense attorney Laura Hogue blamed the victim. Given the undisputed facts in this case, that took some hutzpah.
The Rittenhouse tragedy isn’t about the shooter; it’s about America’s insane gun laws.