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10 of Charley Reese’s best columns (chosen by the Orlando Sentinel).
My favourite article by Reese is “The Trash Man“. Reese writes:
Ayn Rand, who was herself an atheist, wrote a long passage in “The Fountainhead” on how to wreck a society. One of the rules she cites is to teach them (the people) to laugh at everything. Comics like Maher are doing that. Not only do laughter and ridicule destroy the sacred, they also destroy the hero and the admirable person. The goal of such merciless humor is to arrive at a state of nihilism. That’s the spiritual death that precedes physical death.
Comedians have plenty to laugh at. We humans can be very funny. There’s pomposity to puncture; inflated egos to deflate; foolish and ridiculous ideas to ridicule. But leave the great people, the serious and good leaders, the religious people alone. We Americans owe so much to George Washington, I get angry when I see someone making cheap jokes about his false teeth or using his image in some commercial advertisement. The same thing goes for the flag.