I've added a couple of links to my Blogroll - ShrinkWrapped and Neo-Neocon. Both were born and raised in New York City. ShrinkWraped is a practicing Psychoanalyst. Neo is a therapist.
I find both balanced, thoughtful and very smart. And it doesn't hurt that both have taken similar journies as yours truly from Left to Right - at least on defense issues.
ShrinkWrapped has a great piece today that dovetails with my last piece on media cowardice.
The West is now reaping the benefits of disarming our young men, physically and mentally; now only barbarians have weapons and are willing to use them. There are plenty of barbarians ready to fight over a "diss" over a Cartoon or an accidental bump on the sidewalk; there are fewer "Real men" who are ready and able to fight for those things they believe in, in Europe and New York.Exactly.
It was always easy for the liberal cognoscenti to applaud their own faux-courage in opposing freedom from barbarians for enslaved Iraqis; now they must either surrender their own freedom to the hyper-sensitivity of the barbarians or support the Men they have decried to protect them from the barbarians.
One day a couple of years ago, I was picking up my oldest son from some activity at Valley High School. Over the front entrance to the school was a banner with these words:
Violence is never the answer.Poppycock. Balderdash. Stuff and nonsense.
A man - a good man who cares for his family, his country, the weak, the helpless and his culture knows that there are times when violence is the only answer.