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Game Of Thrones Unfolds Amidst The Chaos Of US Politics

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This past weekend our country watched wide-eyed on television screens as a small, stalwart band of diverse rogues stood huddled together as tens of thousands of mindless zombies surrounded their dwindling redoubt. Off in the distance were their sinister overlords, their personas and powers still shrouded in mystery. Am I talking about Game of Thrones? Or am I referring to the free speech rally in Boston this past Saturday afternoon? It’s a trick question, I’m talking about both. I’ve been to a free speech rally in Boston, and I even wrote about it for this publication. It was one hell of a great time, more of a party than anything else. Back then–all the way back in May–the circumstances were much different. Our side had greater numbers and the spineless basement dwellers best known as Antifa limped away with their tails between their legs. This time around, it was much different. The events of Charlottesville galvanized the masses and they came out in overwhelming force to shout down anyone who…

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“Blaxicans” And Other Reinvented Americans: An Unlikely Guide To Preserving America’s Culture

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Richard Rodriguez’s essay, “Blaxicans” and Other Reinvented Americans, delivers an interesting take on the state of culture in America. Rodriguez, the son of Mexican parents, asserts that racial terms such as “white” and “black” are irrelevant now due to race-mixing in America. But perhaps the most interesting part of the essay is when Rodriguez suggests that “instead of adopting the Canadian model of multiculturalism, America might begin to imagine the Mexican alternative–that of a mestizaje society.” In this statement, Rodriguez implies that Mexico’s treatment of separate races is better than the multiculturalist ideas of Canada. It is evident that the “mestizaje society” Rodriguez speaks of may be the solution to an increasingly divided world. In Mexico’s “mestizaje society,” one can find all kinds of people. There, you can find Mexicans who look just like typical Caucasians and others who still look like our preconceived notions of a brown man. But despite the fact that Mexicans vary in appearances, they are all still Mexican. Fortunately, this is not just something that is found in Mexico. In another part of Rodriguez’s essay, he points out that…

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Paul Johnson: The Double-Edged Sword Of Character Mattering

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I was once startled to hear the late Christopher Hitchens support the view of President Bill Clinton-era conservatives that “character matters.” As with everything else, Hitchens used impeccable logic in defending its application to those either campaigning for or already in power. Because the candidate’s “personality” was literally created based on what characteristics played best with voters (this method most recently and perhaps the most energetically thus far to create a “human” personality for the robotic Hillary Clinton), the only means available for voters to see the person behind the spin was through the unscripted behavior of said persons evident in scandal and corruption. But there is a yin to this yang, especially if such standards are applied to those not in power, but those who traffic in political theories. Character matters so much to those who examine the personal traits of intellectuals that whatever flaws uncovered affect the validity of the thinkers’ ideological conclusions.

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Thoughts On Charlottesville

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I’m not going to bother going over the gory details of the national disgrace that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday. It’s been hashed out over and over again, and there’s nothing to be gained by putting it under a microscope here. But I do have some observations that I’d like to share. First, there are a lot of people out there who want to punch Nazis. Fair enough, I’ve wanted to do the same thing since I first watched Raiders of the Lost Ark. My zeal for crushing National Socialists only grew with my first play-through of Wolfenstein 3D and then after learning my maternal ancestry is virtually impossible to trace because of the Holocaust. But in a climate of escalating violence and hate, is more violence and hate really the answer? Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t think so, and I’m inclined to agree with him. You can punch a Nazi in the face as many times as you want, and it won’t persuade him to abandon his…

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Learning Lessons From “Unite The Right” Fallout

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The day before “Unite the Right” was set to commence, spirits were at an all-time high. The torch demonstration was a shocking and unexpected success. What looked to be in excess of 500 people gathered and marched through the University of Virginia campus. They even cornered ANTIFA, who in their complete bewilderment even held a large sign upside down in a hilarious display. Going into the rally, the organizers seemed confident that it would be a tremendous success. Those hopes were dashed almost instantaneously. Before the rally began, it was clear that the cops–presumably at the behest of the leftist Charlottesville mayor and the Governor of Virginia–were not going to allow it to happen. Corralling both groups together purposefully to exacerbate the threat, the cops allowed a public safety nightmare to unfold that unjustly denied free speech rights protected under the 1st Amendment to the protesters. What escalated from there put every Charlottesville resident into serious peril, and three people ended up dead after a panicked individual ran down…

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“Unite The Right” Protesters Become Civil Rights Heroes As Leftists Mount Discrimination Campaign

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In their desperation, leftists are doubling down on their immense hypocrisy. Having proclaimed the virtues of civil rights for generations, the left is now turning their backs on their principles and openly discriminating against white people who they suspect to be “racist.” In the town of Charlottesville, VA–a leftist stronghold–a group of pro-white protesters ranging from identitarians to southern nationalists to anarchocapitalists is organizing under the banner “Unite the Right.” They are set to demonstrate tomorrow, but many impediments stand in their way. Unwilling to let the protesters peacefully rally in favor of the Robert E. Lee statue in Emancipation Park, organizers first had their permit for the rally revoked before leftist businesses joined in the witch hunt. First, Airbnb began denying lodging services to anyone they claimed was a white supremacist. Additionally, rally speaker Baked Alaska was kicked from an Uber car because he was recognized by the driver. The discrimination continued from there as local businesses started putting up signs indicating that all hate mongers or those…

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“Fifty Shades Of Adolf” By Jakobi Kid

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A bit of a confession to make, first of all. I, of course, love what I do in the reactosphere, and want to contribute in some way to the rebirth of strong and masculine men throughout the world as well as the rebirth of something resembling normalcy in my lifetime, but a not-inconsiderable part of me got into the blogging game for the purpose of having people give me free stuff. Indeed, I feel that many people try to become celebrities for that exact purpose. Whether they be celebrities in the traditional sense, or the new breed of Internet-born celebrities, they get a lot of free stuff, and to an extent, it is expected. And thus, that brings us to the book I am reviewing today, a review copy of which was given to me for free by Jacobus Nieuwoudt of South Africa, better known by his alias “Jakobi Kid.” You can follow him on Twitter or on his website. And yes, you are not reading the title wrong. “Fifty…

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Onward Transgender Soldiers!

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As you’ve probably noticed, over the last week or so, there has been a furious debate in American politics and culture over President Trump’s decision to ban transgender soldiers from serving in the United States military. The left, which at one vague point in the past professed to be anti-war, was of course in favor of transgenders serving. “How dare President Trump deny these people the right to fight overseas?!” they asked, still having a residual love of war that they had engendered during the Obama administration. Besides, having transgender soldiers would make soldiering hip, and that’s all that really matters! The right, in turn, argues that since transgender people are overwhelmingly represented in statistics of mental health disorders, having them in an occupation as inherently stressful as front line combat would cause dysfunction and strife in the ranks. Undoubtedly, the latter has some basis to it, according to the testimony of actual combat veterans, and yet… I fully support transgender soldiers serving. Yes, you read that right. I am…

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Letter From England 2: Europe And The Culture War

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If I were to draw up a list of the problems facing my country, and then to discuss their nature and possible solutions, I might be starting work on a rather long book. Instead, I will confine myself to what I think are the two most immediately pressing, and that are within the direct control of the British Government. These are our withdrawal from the European Union and the state of our so far uncontested culture war. I begin with Europe. When we voted, in June 2016, to leave the European Union, we were plainly willing an end without willing any means to that end. I think the consensus among those who voted to leave was that we should have a government, elected by and fully accountable to ourselves, that would set immigration and trade policies in our own interest. For various reasons, I choose not here to discuss immigration. Our most reasonable trade policy by my estimation involves free trade with the world in services and manufactured goods,…

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George Orwell: More Astute Than Edmund Wilson

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Biographers of literary critic Edmund Wilson have asserted that the writer who bears the closest resemblance to Wilson, who reigned as America’s premier man of letters from the 1920s—1960s, is George Orwell. Writing of his subject, Lewis Dabney sought to validate this trans-Atlantic connection by stating that, like Wilson, Orwell was “a social critic who’d digested Marxism, a satirist and autobiographer until 1984 better known as a man of letters than for his fiction.” Dabney noted that both men, rarely praiseworthy of their contemporaries (although Orwell inexplicably lauded Henry Miller), were so toward each other. Orwell lauded Wilson’s essay on Charles Dickens, and Wilson praised Animal Farm even more, calling it “absolutely first-rate” and Orwell worthy to stand beside “Swift and Voltaire.” With this review, Wilson, stingy with praise, made Orwell’s reputation in America, and, according to Dabney “helped sell many thousands of [Animal Farm] copies in United States.” During a largely cordial meeting, Wilson, nevertheless, was angrily critical of the British author for blaming the damage done to…

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Reason Magazine Feminazi Threatens Libertarian Youth Activist Over Harmless Joke

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Libertarians have typically been known as standing for freedom of expression, but that is going to change if Elizabeth Nolan Brown has her way. The sex-positive Reason contributor, who co-founded Feminists For Liberty with the vehemently anti-libertarian Cathy Reisenwitz, is bringing social justice warrior-style thought policing into the libertarian movement. And for what reason? Because her little feelings were hurt over a silly joke. This whining Feminazi, with stereotypically dyed hair and all, started a pathetic Twitter crusade on Saturday because a Young Americans for Liberty activist made a harmless joke on Twitter about women making sandwiches. Her goal was to create an Internet lynch mob of other soft-skinned, attention-starved women and their sorry beta male enablers to make it so the young man couldn’t get hired in the libertarian community (or anywhere else for that matter). Brown is under the employ of Reason Magazine, where she writes about riveting topics such as “gender anarchy” and the virtues of women who sell their bodies for cash. A relatively obscure blogger,…

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The Rise Of Trump From An “Elite” Perspective

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As we are well into the first year of the Trump administration, and leftists are still walking around in a dim haze of incredulity, I’d like to reflect a little on why the man was elected. As some of you have probably inferred from the title, I am (on paper) a “coastal elitist.” I was born and raised in New Jersey, I am college educated (holding both two undergraduate degrees and a graduate degree), and being that I read, exercise, and listen to classical music, I suppose my tastes run to the fairly “highbrow.” In practice, some of my other tastes and especially my finances, place me far outside the world of the elite. Perhaps it is my “being outside the box,” which is a polite way of saying “not having many people willing to associate with me” (because I’m a philosopher king, of course), that enables me to objectively view the out-of-nowhere political rise of Donald Trump. I myself was never 100 percent enamored by Trump, but I…

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Male Taxpayers Are Literally Rape Survivors

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As always, we should begin by defining our terms: What is rape, and why is it bad? There is nothing inherently traumatic about a foreign object being inserted in the vagina. Women insert tampons in there several times a month. Moreover, a large majority of rapes are not forceful, so the concept of rape is not related to physical pain or mere penetration. Rapes can even occur without the victim being aware of it. Yet, rape is punished as severely as aggravated assault, such as breaking someone’s legs. Why is that? We punish rape for psychological reasons. Women who experience rape experience a loss of perceived autonomy over their reproductive outcomes. Our instincts have changed little since our hunter/gatherer times, so we often experience vestigial feelings originating from our past as tribesmen and tribeswomen. A woman inseminated by a man she did not choose prevents her from passing on the best quality genes. That is unless the man is more attractive than her, of course.

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How To Make Conservatism More Attractive To Minorities

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As a Latino in the conservative movement, I can honestly say that conservatives have not hit the right notes with minorities. This is mostly because leftists and Democrats have a way of conflating right-wing ideas with immoral acts such as murder and racism, thus scaring minorities into leaning liberal. Even though it should be easy for conservatives to refute such notions, it tends to come off as pretentious and even bigoted to everyone else. In order to actually get minorities to switch to conservatism, we must choose our words carefully on certain issues, and take advantage of their genuine concerns regarding life in America. When interacting with Latinos, conservatives usually come off as harmful due to hard-line positions on immigration and border security. To alleviate this burden, conservatives should change the diction they typically use to talk about these issues. For example, when we use the phrase “border security,” we sound as if Latinos and other groups of people coming over the border threaten our way of life. The…

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Cucked By The ADL: Gavin McInnes Institutes Thought Control On His “Proud Boys”

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It’s always like conservatives and libertarians to take a good thing and ruin it unnecessarily. After the Anti-Defamation League–the leftist thought control agency–profiled controversial Rebel Media and Compound Media host Gavin McInnes as a racist and potential terror threat for founding the Proud Boys, he responded with a near-immediate purge of alt-right members from his pro-West fraternal organization. “For the record, #ProudBoys [Virginia] are not alt-right. Stop splitting the group w that sh-t. If you are a [Virginia] PB who is [alt-right], you’re not a [Virginia] PB,” McInnes wrote in a Tweet with ominous ramifications for his group as a whole, which is supposed to have local autonomy. McInnes certainly did the cause of freedom a favor by creating the Proud Boys, but it seems his creation has gotten out of hand. It caught on very quickly, and became a national phenomenon faster than anyone could have reasonably imagined. Looking at their old promotional video, it may have began as a complete joke. As a frequent Compound Media watcher, that…

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The Conflicting Ideology Of Anthony Burgess

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Anthony Burgess’ disturbing dystopia, A Clockwork Orange, has been lauded by liberals as exhibit A in how society is to blame for criminals. His thrill-seeking murderer Alex, upon being “cured” of his homicidal tendencies is abused by society when he re-surfaces into the real world. For him to “cope” with this criminal society, the process that cured him is reversed, and the reader is left with the impression that criminal tendencies are the only way to survive in society. But the writer behind this “we’re all to blame” novel was in fact a social conservative. Burgess desired a Catholic monarchy running the British government. According to him, these views affected his writing: ‘The novels I’ve written are really medieval Catholic in their thinking, and people don’t want that today.” Although claiming that Jesus used heaven as simply a “metaphor,” Burgess did note its possibilities as an actual place: “If it was suddenly revealed to me that the eschatology of my childhood was true, that there was a hell and…

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Mother’s Little Helper?

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A major part of the progressive mindset is the notion of a linear path of history (one might call it a “progression”). This is essentially the belief that all things today are better than all things in the past, and all things in the future will be better than all things today. Since things today are supposed to be good, this belief engenders a demonization of the past when problems inevitably arise in the present, as they tend to do in all ages. It’s not very difficult to find examples of this phenomenon in the cultures of various far-left regimes that profess to be leading the way into a glorious future (in contrast, far right regimes tend to be more about reviving an idealized past, but that’s a different issue)–The Chinese Cultural Revolution and the various intellectual purges of the Soviet Union are good examples of the nation’s history and culture being destroyed, in many cases literally.

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Cultural Incompetence Is An Excuse For Lawlessness

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Less than an hour from where I sit, in Manchester, New Hampshire, a travesty of justice unfolded when Andrea Muller, a city prosecutor, dropped six domestic violence charges against defendant Augustin Bahati. Bahati’s guilt should have been a no brainer and his conviction should have been a slam dunk and if he weren’t a black immigrant, it very well could have been. But he wasn’t white and he wasn’t a native born Granite Stater, and as such he was allowed to go free after having severely beaten a woman who was twenty-seven weeks pregnant. The reason given by the city of Manchester (infamously dubbed Manchvegas by those of us in the 603) for the dismissal of charges was simple and mind blowing: Cultural incompetence. Said another way, Augustin Bahati simply didn’t know any better. District Court Judge William Lyons went even further by saying that not only is Bahati blameless due to his cultural incompetence – beating women must be a sign of competence in the Democratic Republic of…

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A Confederacy Of Dunces By JK Toole

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A Confederacy of Dunces. Undoubtedly, this is a novel that most of the people reading this article have heard of, whether by hearing it described vaguely as a contender for the Great American Novel, hearing it spoken of in hushed tones due to the alleged “curse” on the property that has caused every attempt at capturing it on film to go belly up (mostly from its prospective lead actor dying unexpectedly), or being described simply as one of the funniest novels ever written. While the first two points are rather debatable, the last one is not. This novel is extremely funny, and yet at the same time slightly terrifying to those of us in the reactosphere. Decades before the manosphere, or neo-masculinity, or neo-reaction, or the alt-right were even a twinkle in anyone’s eyes, John Kennedy Toole mercilessly skewered the self-appointed right-wing restorers of wholesomeness and “the proper order.” Anyone who might even consider themselves to be fighting for a return to morality and truth ought to read this…

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The Struggle To Publish Animal Farm

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George Orwell’s devastating satire on Stalinism, Animal Farm remains even 72 years later, along with Nineteen Eighty-Four, the gold standard for totalitarian literature. But Orwell’s classic novel which established the phrase “Some Animals Are More Equal Than Others” nearly didn’t secure a publisher, who based their rejections not on the quality of the book, but because of its unwelcome politics. Written and submitted during the height of Soviet popularity in 1943-1945, who, as a war-time ally pushed Hitler all the way back to Berlin, the fable was rejected not only by pro-Stalinists and at least one KGB agent, but by conservatives as well. Copies were even burned at one point in protest.

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To Tweet, Or Not To Tweet?

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President Trump’s Tweeting frenzy can be described in so many words like entertaining, defiant and combative. Of course, those not on board with the President may describe his Tweets as insulting, unprofessional and embarrassing. Individuals will generally support or oppose any action the President takes based on popular support. So, the difference of opinions regarding the President’s Tweeting firestorm is not surprising. The real question is, does his Tweeting serve a purpose? Especially when posts are not presidential? In June, Trump published some controversial Tweets about “Morning Joe” talk show hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough saying Brzezinski had “a low I.Q.” and “bleeding badly from a face-lift” while referring to her co-host and fiancé, Joe Scarborough as “Psycho Joe.” The President posted the Tweet following a rant by Brzezinski on Trump’s ego and what she referred to as “not normal behavior.” The Tweet, as expected, made national headlines, giving the media yet another Trumptacular story to sensationalize.

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Trumpfucius – He Who Cannot Be Stumped

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It was a spectacular week for President Donald Trump. After starting a media war with CNN by posting a simple meme–prompting an overreaction that set the entire Internet off against the fledgling news station–then giving a powerful, nationalistic, pro-West speech in Poland, Trump headed to Germany for the annual G-20 Summit where he had a public meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two men were all smiles, and rubbing elbows like they had pulled a fast one on the entire world. Trump would go on to orchestrate a huge diplomatic victory by negotiating a ceasefire in Syria with the Russians. This was a week that reminded Trump voters why they pulled the lever for him last November. While Trump voters were welling with pride over his Presidential achievements, his annoying, desperate detractors from the self-serving obsolete “NeverTrump” conservatives to the vicious radicalized America-hating leftists were left with mud on their faces. The buffoon who was supposed to disgrace the United States is doing the exact opposite. Trump is…

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Advice On Learning Latin

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Aside from my various books–more of which will come out this month and next–I get most of my living nowadays from teaching Greek and Latin. I do this as a private tutor, and sometimes as an informal staff member at various places of education. Because demand for my services in any one place is limited, there is no point in my becoming a formal member of staff. Instead, I go out to see students in their homes or in classrooms, or in university libraries, or sometimes I even hold court in the kitchen of my own house. I do the teaching and then get on with other business. I might like a formal university or school position. However, due to my location, I have no present wish to move and am content with present arrangements–even if I am always looking for more students. The arrangements suit me for three reasons.

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ANTIFA And The Oath Keepers: Cowardly Allies In The War Against Free Speech

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Near the beginning of the Ron Paul revolution, few activist organizations seemed as promising as the Oath Keepers. Founded by former Ron Paul staffer Stewart Rhodes, this organization aimed to wake up military and law enforcement to the Paulian message of peace, prosperity and liberty. The group’s work would theoretically increase the odds that the police and military would be on the side of We the People in the unfortunate case of civil unrest. The organization got off on the right foot, but eventually went off the rails. A startling recent example of the Oath Keepers losing focus of their mission comes from a patriotic rally in Houston, TX. On Jun. 10, the Oath Keepers used ANTIFA-style tactics to choke out a peaceful individual for merely demonstrating their free speech. The cowardly Oath Keepers turned their backs on the Bill of Rights, and the shameful display was caught on video.

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“Re-Imagined Masculinity” Is Always Doomed To Fail

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A common trope one hears in the midst of the “official” discussions on masculinity (ie: stuff that you’d never find within a mile radius of a website such as this one) is the idea that “toxic masculinity” can be solved by “reimagining masculinity.” To elaborate, this is the idea that the traditional “social construct” of masculinity is harmful to all: it forces men to live up to a thuggish, belligerent, stressful ideal of masculinity that deprives them of worthwhile emotional connections, it hurts women because this “false” ideal of masculinity is the wellspring of cat-calling, the pay-gap, and of course the dreaded bugbear of “rape culture,” and it hurts the assorted non-heteronormative because they will be demonized for not living up to the aforementioned traditional fake gender roles. Thus, masculinity must be re-imagined, and that always seems to amount to “make men more like women”–“like women” meaning the traits stereotypically associated with femininity, because those stereotypes are somehow better than the men’s stereotypes, except when they’re not: gentleness, nurturing, aversion…

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Ludwig Von Mises Understood “Meme Magic”

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One of the most consistent themes through the works of Ludwig von Mises is the role ideas play in shaping society. As he wrote in Theory and History: “Thoughts and ideas are not phantoms. They are real things. Although intangible and immaterial, they are factors in bringing about changes in the realm of tangible and material things.” How those ideas are transmitted has changed dramatically over time: from reliance on the spoken word, to the spread of print, to the rise of television, and to today’s digital word. Even within each era, new forms of communication have arisen. For example, print transformed from a privilege of noble elites to a medium created for the masses. Today’s age of digital communication is one that is constantly changing, but there is one phenomenon that may be particularly useful in the battle of ideas: online memes.

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Eastern European Jews And The Case Of The Marginalized Elite

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The story of Eastern European Jews who immigrated to America in the beginning of the twentieth century is a story of “self-marginalization.” The more dramatically Eastern European Jews progress socio-economically, the more strenuously they identify with “marginalized groups” and seek to undermine the white Christian majority population. And though he takes care to guard against charges of being Politically Incorrect, David R. Verbeeten’s The Politics of Non-Assimilation: Three Generations of Eastern European Jews in the United States in the Twentieth Century is a goldmine of sociological evidence revealing this critically important phenomenon which so many scholars are happy to ignore. The Dissident Right may find Verbeeten controversial as well. Though Kevin MacDonald argues his theory about Jewish group behavior ably, I believe it is unwarranted to generalize about the social behavior of all Jews simply because of the behavior of Eastern European Jews. Other Jewish immigrants in other times and places have behaved very differently, including backing causes which today would be called reactionary or even “racist.”

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What Derek Carr’s Contract Teaches Us About Wall Street And Income Inequality

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Derek Carr has just signed the most lucrative deal in NFL history, receiving a five-year extension worth $125 million with the soon-to-be Las Vegas Raiders. At $25 million per year, Carr edges out Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (though Luck’s contract did reward him with over twice as much in guaranteed money). Carr also becomes a big winner in the Raiders’ taxpayer-funded escape from Oakland, with his contract scheduled so most of the money kicks in after the franchise moves to income-tax-free Nevada. While the structure of Carr’s contract offers another opportunity to discuss the “jock tax,” it also serves to illustrate a more important issue: why Wall Street wins whenever the Fed expands the monetary supply.

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Generation Identity And The Alt-Right: A Comparison

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Most observers on this side of the pond have probably never heard of Generation Identity or the Identitarian movement in Europe until Lauren Southern’s harrowing exploit on the Mediterranean. In blocking an empty Doctors Without Borders-operated ship from prowling the waters for refugee boats, she earned herself the ire of the Left and wider recognition for the budding Identitarian movement on the continent. But what is the group exactly? What are their real influences and motivations? And how do they compare to the nationalist-populist movement in the United States? We have our own peculiar far-right phenomenon here in the States, most notably the “Alt-Right.” Although that term encompasses Nathan Damigo’s Identity Evropa, which models itself aesthetically if not ideologically on the European Identity movement, Americans do not have a solid analogue to Generation Identity. At most, Richard Spencer of Alt-Right.com and Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents Publishing associate themselves with some of the European New Right thinkers such as Alain de Benoist and Guillaume Faye, who have exercised a certain…

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The Ultimate Rebuttal To Feminism?

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Last month, famous feminist Youtuber Laci Green caused something of an outrage amongst her fanbase when she began associating with fellow internet personality Chris Ray Gun. Mr. Ray Gun is not only a man, but a man who holds double-plus ungood political opinions. He has even been accused of being a member of that most loathsome of political ideologies: the alt-right. For the record, Mr. Ray Gun has never actually referred to himself as being a Richard Spencer devotee, and has criticized white nationalism, but some of his output does show that his politics lean more or less in the direction of the reactosphere. While in this relationship with this man, Ms. Green’s politics seem to have shifted with her becoming more open to conversing with those of the “red pill” persuasion, and tepidly accepting some (not all) of their viewpoints. This is what her former fans are so angry about. She may have not only engaged in a sexual relationship with this awful man, but she actually may…

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The Tragic Shooting Of Steve Scalise Must Usher In a New Era Of Political Discourse

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You can’t reason with a postmodernist who believes logic doesn’t exist. You can try outwitting them in a war of words and hope a rational audience will be swayed by your superior intellect, or you can ignore them and appeal to the good nature of your fellow man by improving your own life in the hopes that others will emulate your example. You can be a better person tomorrow than you were today, and improve the world by bettering yourself through your deeds. The recent shooting of House Majority Whip Steven Scalise proves how desperately this change is needed. What sense does it make to continue the battle of ideas with the Left? Politically, they’ve been defeated for the time being. Culturally, they’re bankrupt with the violence of their deeds and the depravity of their words demonstrating it daily. They’re a pathetic lot–trampled under foot by the power of the ballot box–who are spiraling toward an ignoble demise brought about by their own self-destructive behaviors and rhetoric.

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Beware The Radical Left

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In the early morning of June 14, 2017, James Hodgkinson opened fire on a group of Republicans prior to the Congressional Baseball Game, injuring 3 people and leaving Republican Congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition. The Alexandria Shooting has proven to be a strain on the American people, but this attack differs from the ones that have occurred previously in one key way–the terrorist was a far-left progressive. In prior terror attacks throughout the world, the terrorists were almost always radical Islamists trying to rage jihad on Western Civilization; but this time, the terrorist in question was left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter. Before I continue, let us not forget that this is not the first time that an attacker was associated with progressivism. Jeremy Christian comes to mind. These two attacks and current left-wing culture have led me to believe that there is a new evil brewing within America’s borders: Radical Progressivism.

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Is Cultural Marxism A Conspiracy Theory?

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A common allusion that you will see made on various right-leaning political websites (and some that have gone far beyond leaning to the right) is an allusion being made to the concept of “Cultural Marxism.” It’s certainly a term that I have used in the past, including the series of articles that ultimately started my website. However, something that I have taken notice of in recent days is the fact that both Wikipedia (which is supposed to be a politically neutral site) and Rational Wiki (an openly left-leaning site, albeit one that is substantially less idiotic than their ideological brethren) state that the very concept of “Cultural Marxism” is a mere conspiracy theory, that there’s no factual basis to any claims of such, and anybody who does use the claim is literally using a rhetorical device from Nazi Germany.

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I’m Pro-Muslim (and Jewish, Catholic, Hindu, And Jedi) – But Pro-Western Law

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Last weekend, onlookers witnessed crazy left-wing protesters attacking anti-Sharia demonstrators for voicing their opinion. Although such acts are clearly contemptible and should never be regarded as acceptable, they are backed by a reservoir of tense political and religious indoctrination that can cause a great divide. It is my belief that many of the arguments supporting and opposing the anti-Sharia Marches have been wildly mischaracterized and underreported. I believe that every person of faith should be guaranteed their right to practice any religion they deem necessary for their spiritual well-being. I strongly believe in the notion of religious freedom. I am proud to identify myself as pro-Faith and, indirectly, pro-Muslim (as well as pro-Jewish, pro-Catholic, pro-Hindu, etc.). Because of the mixed feelings that a claim like this elicits, it is important to point out that faith is vital to living in secular, Western society.

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Federal Agency Promotes Multiple Genders While Only Offering Male Or Female Restrooms

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At a recent visit to the Department of Education (DOE), I saw a “Genderbread Person” poster prominently displayed in the main lobby. The poster states that “gender isn’t binary.” It also states, “It’s okay if you’re hungry for more. In fact, that’s the idea.” I decided to do some further investigating. I looked around the building to see all of the restrooms for the multiple genders. Surprise, surprise! The restrooms in the DOE are marked either “Men” or “Women”. The DOE claims they have reached the “educated” position that gender isn’t binary. Nonetheless, they give their employees a binary choice when it comes to using the restroom. As a child, I was taught that “your talk talks, and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks”. By not providing its employees with multiple gender restrooms, the DOE’s “walk” speaks louder than their “talk.” The answer to this rhetorical question is simple. The DOE does not believe its own propaganda. If they really believed that gender…

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Liberals In State Of Confusion

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Since the election, it appears the left has been in a state of confusion. Trump’s victory has created an entirely different form of left-wing progressives who appear to be going through an unusual transition. It was on full display this past weekend when protesters took to the streets across America demonstrating against Sharia Law. Sharia Law is an Islamic system of law that, if followed explicitly, would call for the death of those opposed to their religion, promote female genitalia mutilation, allow girls as young as 9-years-old to get married, require women to be slaves to their husbands, and prevent women from even testifying against her rapist. In a world with common sense, it would be understandable for Americans to send Muslims a message stating that these types of laws and policies will not under any circumstances be permitted. Sharia Law promotes slavery of women, pedophilia, and dismemberment of body parts for the smallest offenses. America cannot become like Saudi Arabia.

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Study Indicates Weak Men Prefer Socialism

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The unflattering term ‘snowflake’ is generally associated with the overly sensitive left. It is a term referring to someone who’s easily hurt emotionally and quick to go on the defense, especially when opinions contradict their narratives. This was evident at colleges across the nation as classes were canceled following Trump’s election victory. College officials believed the legal adults who were attending their universities needed to be consoled. Of course, those legal adults gave school officials many reasons to be concerned for their emotional wellbeing. For some reason, this generation of progressive students were not mentally prepared to accept any other election outcome than Hillary taking the presidency. With the media’s help along with Hollywood star power, it appeared she would, in fact, be a shoe-in for the presidency. After the unexpected happened, millions of millennials were left feeling confused and interpreted the election as a personal attack against them. What transpired afterward begged the question: Did any of their parents instill basic coping traits into them?

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Are Transgender Women Setting Women Back?

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Be careful what you ask for. You might get it. For decades, the feminist movement grew stronger and stronger. Women wanted equality and achieved it. From the right to vote to legal abortion, to gender equality. Today women are empowered with no legal restrictions in their way. Then came the 1990’s, the decade which legalized homosexual marriages. Following that, the Obama administration gave transgenders their moment in the spotlight. Being politically correct is more of a liberal led initiative. Right up to the time their expected successor Hillary Clinton lost the election, the progressive left prided themselves on being openminded and respected for their tolerance. They were all about equality. Yet, the equality that women and liberals have fought so hard for is beginning to take an unusual turn. What began as a huge victory for the feminists fighting so hard for equal rights is now coming full circle in the athletic area. Women’s athletic organizations and education institutions are allowing transgender women (men to women) to compete as…

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Bullying Is Good For You Part II: So You Want To Be Resilient

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In my last article, I discussed the need for men to occasionally be humbled, and conversely, the need for men to be resilient in defeat and learn from their mistakes, to avoid making them again. This made me ask another question: how does one become resilient? The concept of emotional resiliency is essentially the capability to “bounce back” from failure, to fall and pick yourself up again. Implied in that is having an intimate knowledge of yourself (not in the “biblical sense”, dumbwad, but in the emotional sense), and thus knowing what you are capable of bouncing back from, and what will only lead to persistent failure. Perhaps my personal experience will illuminate: During my adolescence, I was crippled with self-doubt and self-loathing: the slightest failure (and I had a lot of them) would waylay me with shame. And with shame came hatred towards people more successful than me -“those fucking jocks/preps/blonde sluts”, etc. I was angry because I was supposed to have “self-esteem”, according to every stupidly grinning guidance…

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The Joyless Ingratitude Of The Postmodern Left

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If by the fluke of your birth you were to find yourself in Ethiopia, it wouldn’t be unusual for you to travel several miles, by foot, to obtain perhaps the most basic necessity of life on this planet, besides breathable air that is. Water. People in Ethiopia walk for hours and miles to fill up filthy buckets at a well of dubious health quality and then walk for hours and miles back to the squalor of their hovels, only to re-embark on the quest once again the next day. It’s walk or die. It’s a battle for survival against the most natural state of humanity: poverty. It’s a state of being that most sane people strive to avoid or escape. For those of the postmodern mind, it’s a state to strive after. But you weren’t born in Ethiopia, or any other third world hellhole where the difference between life and death is an experience akin to torture. You were born in the United States of America, the richest and…

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A Not So Awful Explanation Of Why “Wonder Woman” Wasn’t So Awful – And Why It Was Pretty Good

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Getting past the sexiness exuded by Gal Gadot in her role as the lead, Wonder Woman wasn’t the narrative of preachy Hollywood feminism I thought it would be. In fact, the film was so much more than just a hot Amazonian showing how wicked strong female leads can be in the male-dominated genre of superhero cinema. DC Comics has a track record of screwing up heroes. But, I believe it is safe to say that this time around, they didn’t miss the mark that far. Granted, I will contend that this wasn’t the greatest dedication to an iconic hero (at least not since Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy) – but, it was pretty damn good for the first ever Wonder Woman standalone. Scores of critics have already called the film a victory for DC, in terms of it being the most anticipated summer blockbuster of 2017.

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The Mainstream Media Finally Begins To Understand

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During a recent appearance on CNN, senior reporter for media and politics Dylan Byers publicly spoke aloud something that the rest of us already knew (video via MRC):

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There’s No Bad Publicity

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There’s an old Hollywood saying, “There’s no bad publicity”. Yet, Kathy Griffin may disagree. Her recent attempt to slander Trump completely backfired, and the backlash left her with time on her hands to think about it. The liberal comedian thought she could push the comedic envelope posing, like an ISIS member, with a bloodied decapitated head of Donald Trump. The video and photo were posted on Tuesday, May 30th and by early Wednesday Griffin had already posted an apology video saying: “I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to the images. I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I moved the line then I crossed it. I went way too far. The images are too disturbing. I understand how it affects people. It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career and I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. Taking down the image; gonna ask the photographer to take down the image. And, I beg for your forgiveness. I went…

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Is “The Handmaid’s Tale” a Feminist Story?

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The Handmaid’s Tale is a dystopian novel that has recently been adapted into a television series on Hulu. It is the story of a religious society that has taken over after the fall of the United States Government. After society crumbles, the Republic of Gilead is in control. The central point of the society is the role of women. The story is told from a handmaid, a woman who is forced into a life of reproductive activity. Due to various reasons, infertility has risen and a limited number of women are able to bear children. These women become handmaids. While this is clear oppression of women, is the society misogynistic or indiscriminately tyrannical?

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Glenn Frankel’s High Noon

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In the film The Contender, a liberal female politician who is undergoing a bruising confirmation hearing for a position in the president’s cabinet, uses the blacklist as an example as to why she won’t answer questions from Congress about her sex life. In true Atticus Finch fashion, she instructs a young hothead who wants her to answer the questions that, had the first witness before HUAC refused to name names, then other witnesses would have done likewise and the whole nightmare of the blacklist would have been stopped in its tracks. Thus the point of her “history lesson” is that she must refuse, otherwise blacklist part two will occur. This is a prime example of the navel-watching that Left Coast Hollywood indulges in when they need an event to show America betraying its democratic ideals. In these sweepstakes, the more horrific event of the Japanese Internment cannot compete with their almost continuing citation of the blacklist–always the blacklist. For it happened to “them”: tinsel-town liberals, whose, more often than not,…

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A Revolution Squandered: National Libertarian Events Show a Moribund Movement On Its Last Legs

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Back in 2013, Ron Paul had recently retired from Congress, and spirits were high. Libertarians felt that Ron Paul would be remembered as a historical figure after his Presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012 with his legacy lasting for generations to come. Optimism permeated through the movement, and it was widely believed that his son, Rand, would realize its full promise. His anti-drone filibuster was a huge hit to pretty much everybody, and the sky was seemingly the limit. It took less than four years for all of those gains to be completely pissed away. All of the credibility, the respect, the momentum that Ron Paul built singlehandedly for libertarians was gone in a flash. It is almost like none of it ever happened. How could this movement fall to pieces so fast? The answer to this distressing question becomes self-evident when you pay attention to the actions of the Republican Liberty Caucus and the Libertarian Party. Both organizations held separate conventions this past weekend.

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It’s Still #FreeSpeech

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“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.” – Oscar Wilde Kathy Griffin – a relatively unfunny comedienne who just stooped to Amy Schumer-levels – is an American citizen, a human being, and a woman of deep-seeded opinion. Therefore, she is reserved every right to discredit herself as she deems fit. Of course, I am speaking in regards to the shock campaign and quest for sympathy laughs that she is now vying for after appearing in a photograph depicting her holding the bloodied, beheaded melon of President Donald Trump. In fact, her “photo” is the latest example of the ambivalence the Left has produced in an effort to resist Trumpism. Naturally, there was a very, very aggressive outcry against the photo upon its release with both figures from all sides of the political spectrum voicing their intentions of condemnation. Well, I will take a different perspective and stand by it because of how important messages like this are.

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The “I’m White, You’re Black” Mentality

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Recently, I committed a lot of my time focusing and contemplating on the nature of race on the college campus. Granted, for most students, these universities and colleges are on summer break; but, these thoughts have still “haunted” me for the past few weeks. After witnessing many commencement ceremonies – especially for my fiancé who received her B.A. in Criminal Justice earlier this month ­– one concept that I have observed, given the wide diversity of people, is that the college campus is a Petri dish for insanity, extremism, suppression, and ignorance – for some of all sides on the political spectrum. Most prominently, my thoughts focused on the relationship between Caucasian and African American students. For many, on both sides of this specific coin, there is a commonly held belief of “fight or flight.” Basically, they are exposed to new concepts, cultural structures, and other components outside of the self-centered (yes – whites, blacks, and all people, really) lives they live. Regardless of skin color, both sides, in…

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War Before Civilization

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Oh boy, Larsen’s doing another anthropology related post! With the recent…unpleasantness in Manchester, it might possibly be relevant to current events though. Well, maybe not, but it does debunk a major tenet of leftist anthropology, so it’s always semi-relevant if nothing else. If you’ll recall my last article, I am an anthropologist by training, and I have already taught you about the intellectual battleground that is the anthropology schism, a schism that is responsible for at least some of why the world sucks nowadays. That wordy introduction is what brings me to the subject of this article: Lawrence Keeley’s (PHD, Oxford University) War Before Civilization, a relatively recent (1994) textbook that scholastically analyzes the subject of tribal/pre-state warfare and compares it to modern warfare, while toying with some of the implications of what this data means for humanity as a whole. Simply put: if you have any lingering beliefs in “noble savagery”, or a primordial “Golden Age”, this book will absolutely shatter them: for his heavily footnoted analysis shows that, proportionally…

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The Last Of The International Icons With Common Sense

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“In Our Lifetime Those Who Kill, The Newsworld Hands Them Stardom.” – Morrissey Once again, another mass murder. Once again, it was by radical Islamic terrorists. Once again, social media feeds were rampant with public figures more concerned about Islamophobia than what’s become a chronic deadly problem. Until… there was Morrissey. Let’s be clear. Morrissey is no conservative. He’s as liberal as you get. An evangelizing vegan. Sexually ambiguous. Thoroughly anti-monarchist. Vocally anti-Trump. But what he has, unlike the media and our reigning pop stars, is courage and common sense.

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