On the Black Family, Absentee Parents and Progressivism

November 24, 2017 Catholic Hulk 2

In previous blogposts, I noted that 60s and modern liberalism have been unkind to the black family. The troubles of the black family are widely known, and it is without question that the black family has had a comparably bad run from the 1960s onward. But why? It’s hard to be exact and certain about that, but here is something to note: The black family has had greater problems with absentee parents than white families [Continue reading]

Progressive Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017 Progressive Pat 2

Hi, this is Progressive Pat. Thanks to the editors of Rightly Considered for allowing me to share some things for which I am thankful. Avarice—since everyone knows that what goes on in humanity departments isn’t worthwhile, we’re thankful for the motivation enabling us to complain that our salaries aren’t equal to those in the School of Profit Business. Pride—what fun is virtue signaling and humble bragging on social media about how “humbled” you are to [Continue reading]

University Teacher in Trouble for Presenting Jordan Peterson Neutrally

November 21, 2017 Catholic Hulk 6

The university is in a crisis. If you’re honest, lefties, you know that this crisis isn’t generated by conservatives and right-wingers, but by a loud and active portion of the socially left. They’re trying to reframe the goal of the university, control speech and dominate the platform. If you’re on the left and you oppose this action, you need to speak to them about it, because they are crazy. Lord knows I’ve tried, but none of [Continue reading]

“A certain kind of conservative”

November 13, 2017 Bob le flambeur 14

Remember Oxford Professor of the Philosophy of Law Leslie Green, who stated that conservatives are not welcome at universities “because they are universities”? (Here, here and here are some good responses.) Admittedly, Green went on to qualify his claim by restricting it to “a certain kind of conservative” (at least at one point). However, he did not mention other, more welcome kinds of conservatives. At least in this respect, Professor Joseph Heath, of the University of Toronto, [Continue reading]

Women Largely Belong in the Home as Wives and Mothers

November 3, 2017 Catholic Hulk 2

If you’re a modern liberal or a progressivist thinker, or if you’re an ordinary westerner who has not given “political equality” careful thought, the topic of this blogpost might seem repugnant to you. That’s understandable. I was once like that, too. I once thought it was obvious that women should be treated as equal and the same as men, period. But my conviction was pre-philosophical and socially conditioned: I was largely encultured to believe this [Continue reading]

Europe’s Miserable Condition: On The Paris Statement

October 27, 2017 AR-15 5

A guest post from The Notorious J.A.C. (a.k.a., Jacques).  Scruton and others recently issued the so-called “Paris Statement” (PS) on Europe’s miserable condition.  In some respects, PS seems important and right.  Here I want to register some complaints: PS, 1:   “Europe belongs to us, and we belong to Europe. These lands are our home; we have no other. The reasons we hold Europe dear exceed our ability to explain or justify our loyalty. It is [Continue reading]

Why I Am Uneasy with Women in Political Office and with Women’s Vote

October 25, 2017 Catholic Hulk 16

Here’s an obvious truth: Men and women are different. This is not just a truth about wee-wees and hoo-haws. It’s also a truth about our character dispositions, interests, concerns, and virtues. We think and act differently. We talk differently.  In a marriage and in child rearing, we also bring different assets and make different contributions. In fact, even when we don’t have children, men still act with the character of fatherliness and women still act with [Continue reading]

Child Stability: Marriage > Cohabitation

October 17, 2017 Catholic Hulk 0

It is well understood that children do better in two-parent families than in single-parent families. It’s also well understood that if that absentee parent is the father, then children are more likely to have behavioural issues and display instability. We also know that divorce negatively impacts children. That’s all common sociological knowledge. What has not been well evidenced is whether marriage confers more child stability than cohabitation (though we did have some decent evidence), which [Continue reading]

Public Education, Teacher Unions and Brainwashing

October 13, 2017 Catholic Hulk 4

I have acquired a copy of Social Justice Begins With Me: A Resource Guide. It is a guide for Ontario’s public school teachers published by their union (ETFO). The book is a guide for teachers: It guides them in promoting the SJW-progressive perspective within classrooms. Personally, I’m not a fan of public schools or teacher unions educating children for values that extend beyond classical liberalism, but social justice is a hard thing to get very [Continue reading]