Category: Pop Culture

Why Kanye West and John Legend’s Friendship is the Best Thing in the World Right Now

Why Kanye West and John Legend’s Friendship is the Best Thing in the World Right Now

Last week Kanye West blew up Twitter with a series of tweets on creativity, individuality, openness, community and free thought. He’s been silent on Twitter for years but with over 30 million followers, a tweetstorm gets noticed.                 There was nothing controversial about his tweets. In fact, we were all loving them —...Read More
Molly Ringwald Revists The Breakfast Club and Totally Forgets What It Was Like To Be A Teen In the Eighties (or Ever)

Molly Ringwald Revists The Breakfast Club and Totally Forgets What It Was Like To Be A Teen In the Eighties (or Ever)

Last week, The New Yorker published a personal essay by Molly Ringwald reflecting on the movies of John Hughes through the lens of the current #MeToo movement. #MeToo is a national trend of women and some men who are speaking up about sexual harassment that they have suffered or endured from powerful men who have either had power over their...Read More
Let’s Reclaim Our Humanity Through Stories

Let’s Reclaim Our Humanity Through Stories

In Grasping for Humanity in Trump’s America, I wrote about the challenges faced on the right as a result of being dehumanized by the left and mainstream media. Being dehumanized is very dangerous and is something I think conservatives need to take seriously and try to counteract. As I’ve said before, I’m an artist. I’m a writer. I’m a citizen and a...Read More
Why Do Conservative Men Look So Bedraggled?

Why Do Conservative Men Look So Bedraggled?

In the April 22, 2016 edition of the Federalist, writer Henry Scanlon writes about his observations that conservative women are more beautiful, stylish and poised than their liberal counterparts. He’s careful to qualify his statements with credentials like “I spent years in the photography business, which causes me to reflexively notice what things look like” to assure us this is just a...Read More
Unthinking Cerebrals and their Awful Pseudo Intellectual Signaling

Unthinking Cerebrals and their Awful Pseudo Intellectual Signaling

I recently wrote a post called “Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad” about trends in literature that have made books almost unreadable. Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad Putting aside stylistic preferences, the other glaring problem of modern literature is that it is incoherent. Clear, evocative writing is a dying art. Similarly clear, sound thinking...Read More
Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad

Modern Literature is nothing more than an Anti-Intellectual Word Salad

Originally published on The Writing Cooperative.  This week, two writers in my circle were preoccupied with the same question. Why does modern literature suck? As far as I know, these two writers do not know each other. They are in similar political circles (right leaning, conservative) but different creative circles, which made the coincidence of their common interest even more...Read More
The Problem with Online Trolls

The Problem with Online Trolls

If you reach any level of success and have an online presence you are going to have to deal with trolls. Congratulations! On one hand, this is great news! This means your message is getting heard. It also means that your message is clear enough that it has inspired opposition. If the greatest challenge for any writer is to get...Read More
Questioning Feminism — The Myth of the Oppressive Patriarchy

Questioning Feminism — The Myth of the Oppressive Patriarchy

In trying to learn more about feminism I began re-reading the most prominent feminist writers that I had read in my youth. I wanted to understand how my perception of these works had changed now that my attitude toward feminism has changed. At one time, I believed feminism was a cause for improving the lives of women, fighting for equal...Read More
You Can’t "Red Pill" Someone Else

You Can’t "Red Pill" Someone Else

The red pill has entered the common lexicon as a term. Many are confused by what it means and just as many are confused about how it happens.  I wrote about what "red pill" means to me here, "What is the Red Pill".  No, I will explain why you can't "red pill" someone else. We want to believe that we...Read More
What Is the Red Pill?

What Is the Red Pill?

I refer to the term red pill enough on this blog that I wanted to post what I know of it for reference and clarification.  The term has grown and changed over the years. And many will argue about its meaning. So I am clarifying here with what it means to me. Wikipedia describes the red and blue pills as follows:...Read More