Theodore Roosevelt’s “Strenuous Life” Speech Today

By Simon Maass Reading Theodore Roosevelt’s famous “strenuous life” speech nowadays elicits, mainly, two reactions. Firstly, one is struck by the strength of the late statesman’s character – Roosevelt’s biography leaves no doubt as to his sincerity in expounding “the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife.”Continue reading “Theodore Roosevelt’s “Strenuous Life” Speech Today”

HUMMEL Review: DC League of Superpets

When I left the critic screening for League of Superpets, I was asked by my contact at the distributor company what I thought of the film. I was a little taken back by the question. I didn’t have a substantive option on it. It was a wacky movie for babies, what option could I haveContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: DC League of Superpets”

Bolshevism and Anarchy: Is “The Street” H. P. Lovecraft’s Most Relevant Story?

By Simon Maass In 1919, legendary horror writer Howard Phillips Lovecraft penned “The Street,” a short story perhaps more pertinent to the current political moment – from a conservative perspective, of course – than any of his other writings. Just over a century later, this is also one of his lesser-known creations, and connoisseurs whoContinue reading “Bolshevism and Anarchy: Is “The Street” H. P. Lovecraft’s Most Relevant Story?”

HUMMEL Review: Elvis

Is it redundant to call a Baz Luhrmann film garish and over-the-top? Probably. Few directors have build sound a strong reputation around stylish aesthetics and visual insanity as much as the director of Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia. Unlike most directors with a maximalist style, few feel so under-deserved or shallow. He makesContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Elvis”

HUMMEL Review: Lightyear

It’s always curious when a film becomes part of THE CULTURE WAR and to see how it will be affected by that stigma. When a film becomes verboten because of its perceived politics, it’s widely assumed that it will “get woke” and “go broke”, but this theorem is problematic. Captain Marvel and Star Wars haven’tContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Lightyear”

Happy July 4th, 2022 — A Day for Conservative Celebration!

Nowadays, it’s rare to feel optimistic about the future. The March of the progressive cathedral has seemed to move unabated and every meager conservative victory has been met in force with a larger progressive reaction and retribution. The meager gains of Trumpism were wiped out in a year, and replaced with an administration of bumblingContinue reading “Happy July 4th, 2022 — A Day for Conservative Celebration!”

HUMMEL Review: Phantom of the Open

As the Gospel of Matthew reminds us, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” Blessed in the eyes of Christ and in athleticism are two very different things though, if there’s any lesson to be taken away from the new Mark Rylance movie Phantom of the Open. The story based on theContinue reading “HUMMEL Review: Phantom of the Open”

Phillip K. Dick’s FORGOTTEN Pro-Life Short Story… “The Pre-Persons”

By @GingerManEditorial Many, many years ago, I stumbled across a mention of a little known story – The Pre-Persons by Philip K. Dick. I was immediately intrigued for two reasons. The first being that Dick is one of the legends of sci-fi. Even if you haven’t heard of him, you’re familiar with his work. DickContinue reading “Phillip K. Dick’s FORGOTTEN Pro-Life Short Story… “The Pre-Persons””

Trigger Warning: The Episcopal “Church” isn’t a Church

By Tripp Parker Any institution that denies doctrines historically affirmed by Christians for the past two thousand years isn’t a Church, even if it used to be. Worse, such an institution, by rejecting those doctrines, will soon cease to be an institution at all. Which institution am I referring to? Any number of mainline ProtestantContinue reading “Trigger Warning: The Episcopal “Church” isn’t a Church”