The other day, a friend from shul told me that he feels like giving up.
“Reading your blog post about the countless gender choices on Facebook,” said my friend, “made me realize that my grandchildren won’t be shocked at this craziness. To them, it will be normal. And that is sick. It feels like the radical left have won the culture wars and now we’re just fighting over meaningless scraps.”
“We can’t just give up,” I said.
But his despair left a profound impression on me.
Is it true that the radical left have already won? Does the rise of a Marxist community agitator to POTUS mean the end of the American Republic?
And then I sat down and read The Bookworm Returns: Life in Obama’s America, an eBook which should be mandatory reading for every American.
Bookworm Room is a wife, a mother, a lawyer, and a blogger who is something of a hero to me. Whenever I need some common sense talk about difficult political or social issues, I make my way to Bookworm and see what she has to say.
Her opening essay on guns, written as a letter to a teacher (but wisely never sent) is a classic discourse on the Second Amendment, and how best to protect our children.
Because Bookworm is a brainy lawyer who has not sacrificed her common sense, she writes astonishingly clear sentences that manage to cut to the heart of, well, everything.
Her chapters on what the Democrats have done to our health care system is, quite simply, revelatory.
Bookworm goes on to discuss the dangers of radical Islam, the progressive-engineered battle of the sexes, the majesty of the American government and our Constitution, Andrew Breitbart, Theodore Herzl, Israel, and a host of other vital issues with which we grapple every day.
Bookworm lives in the deep blue land of Marin County. As a Jewish woman and a political heretic—Bookworm, like yours truly, used to vote Democrat—she has to blog anonymously or suffer the cutting social ostracism (pogroms are so yesterday) to which liberals specialize.
Bookworm does not kvetch. She does not make ad-hominem attacks. She is a disciplined thinker who argues gracefully and wittily for traditional Judeo-Christian values, which is to say, the Conservative American way of life.
I am going to buy Bookworm’s eBook for my melancholy friend. For all my sad Conservative friends.
Bookworm is the antidote to existential despair.