Daily Clips: March 15th, 2016

David Brooks talks about how youth today are “awash in moral judgment”: His columns seem to get worse by the week. This time, Brooks directs his moral repulsion towards young people and waxes lyrical about the good ol’ days (a common theme in his writing). Back when he was young “universal moral principles” supposedly ruled the land, but then came “The Closing of The American Mind” where “subjective personal values” usurped the natural order. Now, with the “omnipresence of social media” my generation has created a whole new “moral life..not built on the continuum of right and wrong; it’s built on the continuum of inclusion and exclusion.”

If only we could revert back to Brooks’ days where the continuum of right and wrong prevailed; where blacks couldn’t go to the same school as white people, LGBT weren’t allowed to marry their lovers, and women knew their place in the kitchen!

Americans have no idea marijuana is in the same legal category as heroin and LSD: Please, tell me again how weed is “practically legal.”

Christian barber refuses to cut transgender Army veteran’s hair, citing religious views: I wonder where this lands on Brooks’ continuum of right and wrong?

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Nick Cassella

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