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How the Internet Dumbs Down Smart Phone and Social Media Users

Perhaps the truest thing ever said about the Internet is the axiom, “If you aren’t paying for the product, you are the product.” Never has so broad a set of service and entertainment options been laid before humanity at little or no charge. However, “no charge” does not mean at “no cost.” So many options …

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Three Themes Needed to Recover from the Coronavirus Crisis

The coronavirus crisis is turning our lives upside down. The shutdown’s economic impact will be extremely severe. However, we should hope for a profound religious turnaround as we struggle to find meaning in the events around us. Much of the media seeks to reduce the crisis to natural causes. Its apocalyptic character, though, thrusts us …

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Is the Voice of God Resounding in the Recent Catastrophes?

The string of natural calamities and man-made tragedies afflicting the world and the United States […] have stimulated many people to reflection. Some see these tragic events as God’s chastisement of a sinful mankind; others see them as yet one more merciful warning from Providence; others yet deny both options and give various reasons. Modern …

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How to Revive the Notion of Good and Evil

The notion of good and evil can be revived in various ways, including: Avoiding all formulations that smack of secularist or inter-denominational morality, because secularism and inter-denominationalism logically lead to amorality. Opportunely pointing out that God has the right to be obeyed and that, therefore, His Commandments are true laws, which we ought to observe …

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The Principle of Subsidiarity

A society with authority and vital flux is one of an immensely rich social life. Every family, social group, profession, region, and State tends to gather together under natural leaderships to address the needs so proper to our social nature. Each unit produces by custom and good sense that which it is capable of producing. …

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How Communism, Socialism, and Equality Threaten Freedom

James Bascom is an assistant director with TFP Student Action, an organization dedicated to defending traditional moral values on college campuses. In this interview recorded at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference, Bascom explains how socialism and the widespread emphasis on equality are vanguards of communist ideology and threaten our very fundamental freedoms.

Cuban Doctors’ Arrival in South Africa Begs Many Questions

The news of Cuban doctors arriving in the country, was met with unease by many South Africans. The 213-strong team alighted at the Waterkloof Airbase in Pretoria to a show of support normally reserved for visiting Heads-of-State. No less than three members of the Cabinet were on hand to roll out the red carpet for …

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10 Reasons to Reject Socialism

    Why we must protect the family, private property and South Africa from the dangers of socialism   1. Socialism and communism are the same ideology Communism is but an extreme form of socialism. From the ideological standpoint, there is no substantial difference between the two. In fact, the communist Soviet Union called itself …

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Unperceived Ideological Transshipment and Dialogue

CONTENTS Introduction1. Twisting Words in the Service of Communist Propaganda2. Unmasking a Process3. Implicit Ideological Action, the Central Feature of the Process4. Unperceived Ideological Transshipment: A Summary Chapter I – The New Communist Tactic: Persuasive Action in the Subconscious1. An Obsolete Conception of the Efficacy of the Techniques of Persuasion and Violence in the Communist …

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