How can we explain the loss of humanity that has been on recent display?
The ambush of our police officers is without justification, but the rigid cruelty of the mob that gathered at the hospital trying to block an ambulance from accessing the emergency room, accompanied with hateful shouts and taunts, is evidence of the loss of goodness in our society.
In The Abolition of Man, the British moralist C.S. Lewis described the shallow and heartless as “men without chests.” Perhaps what we are seeing from the vicious criminals who are now attempting to overthrow our cities is whom Lewis was contemplating.
The feckless “leaders” of some states and cities, who have not only permitted the destruction of property but the wasting of lives and livelihoods, are without heart as well. In many cases, they have not only stood by watching the wreckage, they have fomented the rioting, looting, murder, and mayhem.
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