Broadside: Thanksgiving – George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclaimation

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint CommitteeContinue reading “Broadside: Thanksgiving – George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclaimation”

A Brief Thanksgiving Testimony: Despair, Hope, God and Gratitude in 2020

“…the more hopeless is the situation the more hopeful must be the man.” – Heretics by G.K. Chesterton I can’t just be speaking for myself saying that 2020 has been a hard year. I lost my day job in March and it never came back. I lost other better job opportunities to chance. I hadContinue reading “A Brief Thanksgiving Testimony: Despair, Hope, God and Gratitude in 2020”

Chesterton’s Fence and The First Tuesday in November: In Defense of In-Person Voting

With each passing day it becomes clear that this election is a verifiable mess, a chaotic repudiation of the very system of universal suffrage itself. Now, as it stands, we are left beleaguer, stymied by the depths of chicanery never seen before. Only one thing remains certain, it’s going to get worse. But in thisContinue reading “Chesterton’s Fence and The First Tuesday in November: In Defense of In-Person Voting”

8 Books to Introduce You to Medieval History

If you’re still calling the Middle Ages the “dark ages,” I’ve got some bad news for you. You’ve been lied too. The Western medieval period was a time a flourishing art, literature, and thought. It was given then term “dark ages” by Enlightenment era thinkers to help contrast their age from others. Now there isContinue reading “8 Books to Introduce You to Medieval History”

The Conservative Case for Trump

Donald Trump is imperfect. He is overtly lacking, deeply flawed. From his extra-marital failures to his maddeningly imprecise language. He is a bull in a china shop. A metaphorical middle finger to establishment elites far too cozy on their porcelain thrones. The core of what he says is usually correct, but his details are fuzzy,Continue reading “The Conservative Case for Trump”

The Conservative Case for Kanye West

“Poopy-di scoop, Scoop-diddy-whoop, Whoop-di-scoop-di-poop, Poop-di-scoopty, Scoopty-whoop…” Lift Yourself, Kanye West The man who wrote these “lyrics” is running for president and I’m deeply amused by that fact. I’m going to front load this piece by saying I was mostly kidding when I thought of writing this piece. Kanye West isn’t technically a “seriously candidate forContinue reading “The Conservative Case for Kanye West”

In Defiance of the Dark: How Preserving American Culture means celebrating Halloween!

Let me begin by stating my obvious bias, I love Halloween. I like scary stories, I love pumpkin spice lattes, fake cobwebs, classic horror movies, pumpkin carving, and ghoulish skeletons. My favorite Halloween pastime is handing out candy, longing for the day when I can take my own children trick-or-treating. For the past several years,Continue reading “In Defiance of the Dark: How Preserving American Culture means celebrating Halloween!”

Ignorance is Virtue: The Hilarious Irony of Leftist Myth Making

A statue of Medusa was unveiled in Manhattan this month. This is unremarkable on its face—Greek Myth has long been a subject of artistic endeavor, including painting and statuary. There’s just one difference about this one: Medusa is the “hero” who has slain and beheaded the “villain,” Perseus. According to the artist, it’s a metaphorContinue reading “Ignorance is Virtue: The Hilarious Irony of Leftist Myth Making”

“Woke” Storytelling in 2007: How Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf Reveals the True Problems in Film Criticism

Much of modern amateur film criticism has been dedicated to discussions on progressive themes and intrusion into popular cinema and art. It’s not hard to see why. Whatever your opinions on Marvel movies, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, comic books, video games or otherwise, the quality of modern pop-art seems to be declining in proportion to theContinue reading ““Woke” Storytelling in 2007: How Robert Zemeckis’s Beowulf Reveals the True Problems in Film Criticism”

South Park’s Pandemic Special Captures the Pain of COVID Lockdowns

I’m gonna be honest, I’ve been lukewarm about South Park since the 2016 election. I still love the show to but it’s really clear to me that Parker and Stone had the wind knocked out of them by the fact that the election ruined their season long story-Arc for season 20. The seasons since haveContinue reading “South Park’s Pandemic Special Captures the Pain of COVID Lockdowns”