The Way Things Ought 2 B

John Thornton
American Culture, Economics, and Politics, seasoned with a dash of catastrophic thinking.
Created 27 May 2021
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  • Critical Race Theory and White Fragility
    20 Jul 2021 • 12 min read • 0 3
    They’re at it again. The liars, the denialists, the whiners… frothing at the mouth because of something called “Critical Race Theory”, misrepresenting it for something it is not, enacting legislation ...
  • The Journey
    27 Jun 2021 • 18 min read
    Pre-Flight Checklist “God helps those who help themselves”, Ruth Skeen Bossie (“Grammy”) The only photograph in existence which has all four of us with our mother and father. Betty Ruth, holding my br...
  • Can denial be a sin?
    15 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 0 6
    I’m going to have to make a confession here: I am in no way qualified to be speaking of theological matters. But with the confidence God gave mediocre white men, I’m going to try because, in the end, ...
  • Short Take: Should I stay in Texas?
    10 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Gregg Abott: Pool/Getty; Masks: Xinzheng/Getty This past weekend saw a Substack by Tim Snyder making the rounds on Twitter, with the following paragraphs the most commonly cited: I have the Cassandra ...
  • Short Take: That ONE Time I Predicted the Future
    04 Jun 2021 • 1 min read
    If you want to predict the future with some relative accuracy, do not predict based upon patterns of events: that’s just dumb. If you want to make bank in the prediction game, just predict somebody wh...
  • The Threat of Denialism
    02 Jun 2021 • 10 min read • 2 0
    Last week, in a class for the National Constitution Center, Supreme Court Justice Breyer made the following remark: Steven Mazie @stevenmazie "If you need Republican support, talk to them. 'My friend,...
  • Introducing: 'The Way Things Ought 2 B'
    27 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Some of you may recognize the title, and if you do, I admit to frankly and unabashedly adapting/stealing it from one of Rush Limbaugh’s books: while the man may have been vile, TWTO2B is just a fantas...