How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics; How Family Can Heal Society 9.6.19

  • Mary Eberstadt, Primal Screams: Increasing rise of depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, violent behavior and self-harm especially among young people; identity groups tied to politics.
  • Culture growing into increasingly potent forces; loss of family caused widespread scattering & unraveling; building family culture is antidote.
  • Changing culture: bringing us back to family. With raw emotion at the center of US politics, it’s time to reconnect people.
  • Human beings discover their identity by relationships with other human beings; note the popularity of DNA research (23 and Me, etc). When people are not able to answer the question “who am I” existential anxiety ensues.