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This week, The New York Times ran a long piece re-reporting a supposed race scandal from Smith College. This is the lesson between the lines of the piece: the society we now inhabit is a society in which a “deeply felt sense of personal truth” must be weighed against “the facts.” And typically, our society dismisses “the facts.”
It is estimated that worldwide in 2020 8.4% of children were addicted to video gaming. In 2019, South Korea declared gaming addiction a public health crisis with over 600,000 of its children classified as addicts. Where do we draw the line between harmless activity and burgeoning addiction?
The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) has revealed that Amazon, Chromebook, Discord, OnlyFans, and Wish are among its 2021 Dirty Dozen List of mainstream contributors to sexual exploitation. This year’s list features several entities that have profited from the COVID-19 crisis by taking advantage of worsening social and economic vulnerabilities and harnessing the dramatic increase in online activity.
Every family taking a trip has heard from the back seat of the car, “Are we there yet?” And every parent has answered, “Almost.” Regarding the Prophet Joseph’s famous warning about the condition of the nation and the Constitution hanging by a thread, … are we there yet?