Artscape 2017 music schedule

Jeremiah Wright

Cal Thomas: Awards have lost their meaning

Cal Thomas: Awards have lost their meaning

Awards once meant something. There was a time not that long ago when they were given in recognition of important accomplishments. Today, we tend to value celebrity over steady achievement. Fame is paramount. It matters little how one attains it. The Kardashians are just one of many examples.

We now give "participation" awards to schoolchildren so they won't feel left out, or suffer injury to their "self-esteem," should they be on a losing team.

Other awards have become politicized. Isn't that why Oscars and Emmys are awarded to people, films and programs that reinforce the secular-progressive worldview? Isn't that why "Moonlight" with its...

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