The Straight Skinny... For Your Delectation
More snark than grump, Gary T. Gress is a youngish retiree who started out about 15 years ago wondering about the origins of all the ‘political correctness’ he was experiencing. Turns out it was just the front edge of a full-fledged culture war that has riven our society for decades and is having a profound effect on everything from personal relationships to the viability of the founding fathers’ vision for the Republic.
The essence of the struggle is very old: the philosophical divide between collectivists and individualists. This country – the only one in world history to be founded on an idea – was created to protect the individual. Unfortunately, the case for this has not been well-made in recent years by American citizens. Thus, this blog. I have neither the wisdom nor training to answer all the questions that this situation brings to mind, but I have confidence that together, thinking these things through as individuals, we can reach a level of clarity that reveals actions we can take to retain our hard-won freedoms.
Our message to the government: Protect us from foreign enemies, each other, and you. Stop bribing us with bad policy. Be dull and predictable. George Washington thanks you.