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Liberalism Has Failed / Opinion
American liberalism was feasible only because America wasn't fully liberal. But today, we have become what our liberal philosophy imagined us to be: free of obligation and responsibility to each other, free of duties to past and future generations, masters of nature that we regard as our possession to use and abuse, consumers rather than citizens. With the weakening of religion, the centralization of our politics, a globe-straddling market and the loss of civic responsibility, we have willfully created the conditions of the state Hobbesian of nature, a war of all against all. The tools of the liberal order that were intended to free us from interpersonal obligations—the state and a market—seem no longer under our control; in poll after poll, and expressed in film and song, Americans express the anxiety and fear that they no longer feel free. Rather, they feel as if they are subjects to the impersonal forces of our liberation: state, market and technology. Paradoxically, as liberalism became fully itself, it undermined the conditions that made a modest liberalism possible. We faintly recall that Gatsby died alone, his funeral almost devoid of friends and family.
Moreover, this system that came into being to overthrow the arbitrary rule of the old aristocracy has given rise to a new powerful elite. A system that promised freedom by liberating people from others—from place, family, traditions and history—has proven ideal for a small subset of people who thrive in a borderless world of unbounded choice, amid the weakening of traditional institutions that once instructed us to be public-spirited and generous with those choices. So-called "conservatives" advanced the liberal free market while claiming to support "family values" that unfettered capitalism undermines; while so-called progressives dominate the elite institutions, such as the academy, where they spout egalitarian bromides and limit admission to a tiny fraction of the well-heeled subpopulation. Today's elites congregate in a narrow band of wealthy and expensive urban areas of the country, no longer living alongside the working class, and increasingly viewing the more traditional views of those in the heartland with contempt and derision. Tocqueville's praise of "the arts of association" has been replaced by the virtue-signaling of an elite that professes its ferocious egalitarianism.
Infant grazed by stray bullet in Lawndale
A 7-month-old boy was shot Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side.
He was riding in a vehicle with two family members about 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Albany Avenue when a black SUV pulled up alongside and someone inside opened fire at a group standing on the corner, Chicago police said.
Chicago Sun Times
Man charged with murder in fatal Albany Park beating
Man dies over a week after Englewood shooting
Black Lives Matter mural in Oak Park vandalized
Vermont Black Lives Matter roadway murals defaced, state police say
Philadelphia waives 100s of protest-related code violations
Baby dies after being left in hot car in Fullerton
Victim of alleged hate crime in northern New York still 'in shock'
St. Louis police captain charged with stealing after 'double-dipping' investigation
UFC'S MIKE PERRY PUNCHES OLD MAN IN RESTAURANT TIRADE ... Allegedly Struck 3 People
Call of Duty: ‘OK’ gesture removed from Modern Warfare amid hate symbol concerns
The “OK” gesture has been removed from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, amid concerns it was being used as a hate symbol.
Neither developer Infinity Ward or publisher Activision have confirmed the reason for the gesture’s removal, but the ostensibly innocuous hand signal has a well-documented history of usage by racist right-wing extremists.
The gesture – or “emote” – was a popular way for players to celebrate the end of a successful match on the hit multiplayer shooter, but has now been replaced with an emote called “crush”.
Amazon pulls Washington Redskins merchandise from its site amid calls for the team to change its name
Texas Pastor Apologizes For Allowing Hugging At Church After Dozens Contract COVID-1
A Texas pastor has apologized for failing to keep people socially distanced at his evangelical church, after he and dozens of congregants reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Calvary Chapel of San Antonio has held multiple indoor, in-person services since it reopened in early May, right after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) let the state’s stay-at-home order expire. As hospitalizations and positivity rates surged in Texas over the past few weeks, members of the church began testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
The church has at least 50 cases of the novel coronavirus, lead pastor Ron Arbaugh told ?NBC-affiliate WOAI-TV on Saturday. Most of the positive cases are staff members ? including Arbaugh, his wife, at least one other main pastor, and children’s ministry staff. The majority of impacted individuals have reported mild symptoms, the pastor said.
‘Costco Ken’ Has Been Fired After Berserk Rampage at Elderly Woman Who Asked Him to Wear Mask
Man Goes on Anti-Mask, 'Wuhan Virus' Tirade at Store: 'You Can All Die'
Woman Filmed Coughing On Baby Loses Her School District Job
What could kill you? Going to a bar or attending church poses higher chance of catching COVID-19 but opening the mail and getting takeout is low, according to list created by doctors ranking riskiness of every day activities
Experts Are Saying There Is Mounting Evidence That Coronavirus Is Airborne
One-third of American families missed their July rent and housing payments and 10% fear they could lose their homes in the next six months as the pandemic continues
Federal Reserve officials warn the US economic recovery is in danger of 'leveling off' as businesses, households face uncertain future amid recent spike in coronavirus cases
‘Are You Two a Couple of Fags?’ — Oklahoma Realtor Beaten Unconscious After Honking to Get Into Parking Space: WATCH
Christian Council, an Oklahoma City-area realtor was beaten unconscious last week by two people, identified as Amery Dickerson and Bennett Stone, who used anti-gay slurs as they hit him in the head.
Council said it was early Saturday morning when he arrived home with a friend and honked when he saw a car was blocking his parking space. the car moved and after he parked and got out two people approached him.
People Keep Attacking Black Lives Matter Protesters With Their Cars
Man Attacks Woman With Stranglehold, Antigay Slurs Over Parking Job
Bystander critically wounded in Brooklyn double shooting
Trio stabs, punches, kicks 35-year-old man in the Bronx, leaving him in critical condition
Cops make arrest in fatal shove of Queens man, 76, after initially refusing to probe case
2 more suspects charged with 1st-degree murder after woman shot in east-end Toronto
Records: Man accused of killing Tulsa officer threatened him
Gardena security guard accused of killing man after dispute over mask at market; couple charged: DA
Tennessee Mom Who Changed Story Several Times About Shooting Death Of Daughter Now Charged With Her Murder
Marine who played wide receiver in college catches a three-year-old boy thrown from a burning building by his mother before she died in the fire
A former Marine and college wide receiver was able to catch a three-year-old boy thrown from burning building by his mother, dramatic cellphone footage shows.
Phillip Blanks, 28, ran to the home in Phoenix on July 3 barefoot after hearing calls for help and was able to save Jameson Long from the flames on the third floor balcony.
He told ABC it was all 'instinct', adding: 'There wasn't much thinking. I just reacted. I just did it.'
Lawmaker Introduces ‘CAREN’ Act to Outlaw False Racially-Motivated 911 Calls
A San Francisco supervisor has introduced legislation that would outlaw racially-motivated 911 calls such as those made by various “Karens” around the country.
The legislation is appropriately named: The CAREN Act, which stands for Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies. The bill would charge people who make false racially-biased emergency calls such as the one made by skincare CEO Lisa Alexander (seen above) in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood in early June.
Supreme Court sides with Catholic schools in employment suit
Oregon Politician Admits Writing 'Racist Letter' Telling Himself He's 'Not Welcome Here'
An Illinois man faces eviction for hanging Black Lives Matter banner from his balcony
Bigoted white woman who called Black Lives Matter protester ‘a gay homosexual piece of crap’ fired from her job
Real-estate developers won't rename 'plantation' properties in South Carolina, Florida
HHS Removes ‘Gender Identity’ from Meaning of ‘Sex Discrimination’ in Obamacare
Homophobic photographer sues state because he doesn’t want to photograph gay weddings, even though nobody has asked him to
Drag Race billboard targeted with crude graffiti in sickening ‘attack on the LGBT+ community’
I’m Through Being Silent About the Restaurant Industry’s Racism
Black Americans report hate crimes, violence in wake of George Floyd protests and Black Lives Matter gains
When it comes to families, a viral video shows a white woman pointing a gun at a Black family in a Michigan parking lot and a Black Muslim woman and her two children allegedly had a gun pulled on them by their neighbor in Washington state.
Three people killed, cop injured in Florida shooting over ‘dangerous’ dog
Video shows fatal restraint of Cornelius Fredericks, 16, in Michigan foster facility
Comedian Rickey Smiley reveals his daughter was shot twice and hospitalised in Houston road rage shootout
All-white Mississippi county board votes to keep Confederate statue standing in their city square, claiming its removal would do nothing to help ease racial tensions
'The Five' rips CNN's Don Lemon for dismissing Terry Crews in heated interview
Michigan drivers met with startling billboard message: 'Driving while Black? Racial profiling just ahead'
Suspect arrested in connection to vandalized Palm Springs community center
2 Birmingham teens, man charged in deadly shooting at Riverchase Galleria mall in Hoover
Car drives into protesters at rally for the Black victim of an 'attempted lynching' in Indiana
'Dad's been shot, I don't know where I am': Boy, 15, finally gets through to rescuers on his phone with one percent battery left as he spends 30 hours in the Sierra Nevada forest to escape gunman who killed his doctor dad in ambush
A 15-year-old boy whose dad was shot dead in a random ambush attack while they were offroading managed to escape the gunman and survived alone in the forest for 30 hours before he was rescued.
Jack Gershman had to hike for an hour through a Sierra Nevada forest to get signal on his cellphone and managed to call for help with just one percent battery remaining after a gunman killed his 45-year-old father Dr Ari Gershman.
PICTURED: Girl, 11, who was gunned down with her father, 55, after their 82-year-old neighbor grabbed his two pistols and opened fire because he was angry his dog was declared dangerous
National Park ranger shot dead unarmed man, 25, after he stopped him for speeding, 'waited 16 minutes to give him first aid and left his body in the desert overnight'
Sucker Punch on Dancer
GETS MAN CHARGED WITH 2 FELONIES
The victim's mom, Stephanie Hagler, tells TMZ ... she hopes once Moore's arrested, nobody posts his bail. In a perfect world, Moore wouldn't get bail. That being said, she says, "I appreciate the police department for taking the case so seriously, and I know my son appreciates it too. I don't think I will feel any relief until he is arrested. As of now it's just words on paper there hasn't been any real consequence."
The man who shot the video, Micheal Curry, tells us Moore MUST be arrested because "anyone who's willing to hit a kid like that, there's no telling what they're going to do next."
The scumbag who sucker punched a 12-year-old boy dancing on a sidewalk has been charged with 2 felonies, but cops are still searching for him.
A Black Lives Matter Protester Was Injured After A Car Struck Her And Sped Away With Her On The Hood
VIDEO: Black Lives Matter activists — triggered by AR-15 giveaway — physically attack church members
Suspect charged in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Chicago girl Natalia Wallace
Ala. Detective Had Restraining Order Against Ex Who’s Now Accused of Fatally Shooting Her
Pregnant Woman Shot on Minneapolis Street Dies in Hospital Where Baby Is Delivered
SEE IT: Gunman opens fire at rival as child scrambles to get inside Brooklyn NYCHA apartment building
Calif. Girl, 13, Went Missing Last Week, and Suspect Is Arrested on Murder, Sex Assault Charges
Suspect Arrested in Death of Arkansas Trans Teen Brayla Stone
EXCLUSIVE: Black man who was put in a chokehold by a New York cop is arrested and charged with a hate crime for attacking a gay couple with a box cutter, spewing homophobic slurs at them and trying to snatch their Vuitton bag
Home Depot ‘Karen’ refuses to wear mask because of ‘white power’
An Illinois woman said she believes in “white power” while explaining why she wasn’t wearing a face mask at a Home Depot, video shows.
The woman, identified by cops as 54-year-old Teri A. Hill, allegedly got enraged when another shopper reminded her to keep her own mask on while complaining to an employee Friday that too many customers weren’t wearing face coverings at a store in McHenry.
Man charged with murder claims defense against racist attack
Florida Man Yells 'I Feel Threatened' at Costco Customers Who Ask Him to Wear Mask
Florida Man Posing as Purple Heart Recipient Waves Gun at Black Homeowner
California man is arrested for 'pulling a gun on a white activist guarding a Black Lives Matter mural that had been painted over by Trump supporters'
Daycare expels 6-year-old for wearing Black Lives Matter shirt
As Slavery Allegations Continue To Surround Boohoo, Why Fast Fashion Will Never Be The Same Again
Man Hurls Racist Abuse at Asian Family in Video: 'Trump's Gonna Fuck You!'
Lizzo says she was kicked out of her vacation rental and the owner threatened to call the police on her
Message of hate spray-painted outside Brooklyn homes where ‘Black Lives Matter’ signs were displayed
Philadelphia police are investigating a white man who pointed his gun at a black cyclist because he told diners outside a restaurant to practice social distancing
Pennsylvania police are investigating an incident that was captured on video that showed a white man pointing a gun at a black man for telling people to practice social distancing as he cycled by a restaurant with outdoor seating.
In the disturbing video, the white man, who has been identified as Jemil Atlig, is seen standing in front of a dining table as he points the gun at the black man.
A woman, who jumped in between the two men is heard yelling: 'Put the gun away! He's doing nothing!'
PICTURED: Man, 27, who knocked down and killed Black Lives Matter protester when he 'drove down ramp the wrong way'
Two Jimmy John's employees in Georgia are fired after they were filmed staging a mock lynching with a noose made out of bread dough while wishing followers a happy July 4th
Black man says he feared ‘lynching’ in Indiana Fourth of July attack
Calls for Whole Foods boycott grow after employees wearing BLM masks are sent home
Red Sox dogged by claims of racism, sexual abuse
Eagles' DeSean Jackson accused of anti-Semitism after posting quotes attributed to Hitler, praising Farrakhan
Citing violent crime in Atlanta, Georgia governor declares state of emergency and calls up National Guard
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday declared a state of emergency and activated as many as 1,000 National Guard members.
Kemp, a Republican, said the executive order follows "weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction in the City of Atlanta."
The governor's statement says more than 30 Georgians were wounded by gunfire over the extended holiday weekend, including five people who died.
One of the five deaths was that of an 8-year-old girl who was shot while riding in a car with her mother and another person. Secoriea Turner was killed Saturday night as the car tried to enter a parking lot that had illegal barricades, police said.
Brother of Little Rock mayor steals car with two kids inside: cops
At least 6 kids killed by gun violence over holiday weekend
Michigan 4-year-old shoots sister in head while parents were asleep
Grandfather of 11-year-old gun violence victim says police are not the problem: 'Go after the people that look like me that hurt people that look like me'
Fire Island Parties, Packed With Gay Revelers, Spark Outrage and Worry
Fire Island is under fire for violating social distancing guidelines over the July 4 weekend.
Clips and images of hundreds of maskless, shirtless partygoers packed on beaches and in private homes circulated on social media through influencers like journalist Chris Weidner. The posts sparked backlash and calls for more action from law enforcement.
The Fourth of July Weekend Threw America's Coronavirus Failures Into Stark Relief
‘COVID Corey’ apologizes for partying on Fire Island days after coronavirus symptoms
Arizona PR exec and QAnon follower films herself trashing rack of face masks in Target while ranting 'we don't want to do this anymore' and saying 'I'm a blonde, white woman wearing a fucking $40,000 Rolex'
Harvard doctor says the US needs a mandatory mask order across ALL states to combat rise of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed
JWoww Shuts Down 'No Mask' Haters On Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's Birthday Pics
Expert claims Americans will wear masks for ‘several years’ due to coronavirus
Ellen DeGeneres’ Treatment Of Staff, Guests Revisited After Producers Denied Cancellation Rumors
Ellen DeGeneres' treatment of her staff and guests has been revisited after the producers of her talk show denied the cancellation rumors.
In the past months, DeGeneres has been slammed on Twitter for allegedly being mean. The “Ellen Show” crew was reportedly furious about the lack of communication over their pay during the pandemic. When the show stopped airing due to the coronavirus outbreak, about 30 core crew members were affected.
Meanwhile, several people also came forward to share their encounter with the host. It started with comedian Kevin T. Porter launching a thread on Twitter calling those who had “insane” stories about “Ellen being mean.” Benjamin Siemon responded and said that DeGeneres has a “sensitive nose.”
“So everyone must chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and shower,” he wrote.
Ellen DeGeneres is too Arrogant to Realize She Will Be Cancelled