Is Earth Overpopulated?

Shock, sadness, deep concern, and a burning desire to set the record straight filled my soul as I read my ethics students’ discussion posts. The topic? Ethical considerations involving population and the environment. I gave the assignment to find out what they’d learned the last two weeks. For most, it wasn’t much. Frankly, I’m terrifiedContinue reading “Is Earth Overpopulated?”

Is the US Heading for Universal Basic Income?

On Tuesday, House Democrats Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced the Emergency Money for the People Act. The plan would give $2,000 per month to Americans over the age of 16 who make less than $130,000 per year. Families with qualifying children would receive an additional $500 per child. If passed, these paymentsContinue reading “Is the US Heading for Universal Basic Income?”

Virginia Governor Northam’s Good Friday Curse

In what seems like a spiteful move aimed against Christians, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam spent Good Friday announcing he signed a bill to roll back many restrictions on abortions. As Christians prepared to celebrate Resurrection Day, Satan was up to his old tricks. Just as he tried to kill Jesus, he struck hard and fastContinue reading “Virginia Governor Northam’s Good Friday Curse”

Are Democrats Secretly Advancing a Global Government?

Are Democrats secretly advancing a global government? By now most know Democrat Rep. James Clyburn told caucus members the Coronavirus bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.” Does anyone know what the “Democrat vision” is? Clyburn’s comments preceded Nancy Pelosi’s controversial add-ons to the bill. Some of the add-ons includeContinue reading “Are Democrats Secretly Advancing a Global Government?”

Freedom from Our Chains

“Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains,” said Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Like most of you, for the last several weeks I’ve felt somewhat chained at home. My frequent roaming habits have drastically changed. I spent January driving to and from the white, sugar-sand beaches and crystal-clear springs of Florida; now my travels consistContinue reading “Freedom from Our Chains”

I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)

“You ruined me. I don’t even want to go to school tomorrow.” I leaned forward, alarmed my words to my thirteen-year-old nephew might have been too frightening. “You just told me the world is going to end. We’re screwed!” I glanced at my sister-in-law, whose wide eyes, tight lips, and tilted head told me IContinue reading “I Ruined My Teen Nephew (And I’m Proud Of It)”

Doug Carter on PJNET.tv on March 2, 2020

Doug Carter on pjnet.tv, March 2, 2020. In this episode we take a peek inside Plato’s Cave and discuss my latest blog post, Shadows of Reality. You’ll also find teasers about Pope Francis’ upcoming “New Humanism” summit and my upcoming book.

Shadows of Reality

In Book 7 of Plato’s Republic, the old sage tells us to imagine people chained from childhood inside an underground den, or cave. They’re forced to face the walls so they cannot turn their heads. Behind them, a fire is burning to provide a dim light. Between the prisoners and the fire, objects pass alongContinue reading “Shadows of Reality”