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A preview of restoring meaning in a world gone mad

Joe Biden is giving a presidential address tonight and I’ve read on various platforms that the topic will be on MAGA Republicans. He probably thinks they’ve been normalized for far too long. I appreciate that he’s willing to take this on.

The thing is, why did MAGA republicanism happen in the first place? The same phenomenon by different names is happening in many parts of the world. And why isn’t liberalism (the enlightenment kind) able to compensate for the acceleration of our lives and the accompanying uncertainty that is unsettling many people?

I ran across this Big Think video featuring Jamie Wheal a couple of months ago. He explains why traditional religion and liberalism are not meeting the requirements of the time and why there needs to be another option, preferably one that doesn’t involve Andrew Yang.

So, take a look at this video. It’s not long. And then watch Biden’s speech. We’re going to have to feel for a solution. Is this the beginning?

As a lifelong Tolkien reader, I can attest to the fact that his stories offer a lot of what Wheal says would contribute to Meaning 3.0. The Rings of Power start tomorrow on Amazon Prime.