On the Tyranny of Sentimentalism

Here is my latest article for The Imaginative Conservative, which criticizes what might some call “bleedin’ heart liberalism”.

Sentimentality is emotion that has been educated by shallow educational principles, ill thought out parental controls, social expectations, peer pressure, the popular press, and the opinions and common assumptions of the day. It is this sentimentalism which has become a form of dictatorship in personal relationships and society. It is what drove Ruth to be “nice” to those she considered “not nice” and it is sentimentalism which drives not only small scale personal choices, but large scale economic and political decisions.

In the absence of any greater philosophy or authority, politically correct ideologies are driven by the desire simply to be nice, to never offend and so bring about a pleasant, bland, and hedonistic society.

Read the whole article at TIC here.