Episode 69: History Never Ends

If America was a movie, the lights would come on after our victory in World War II, or perhaps after we won the Cold War in 1991. But real life does not stop, and the American people must decide how we shall live in the time after the end credits.

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xkcd – Tradition: https://xkcd.com/988/

Brian Niemeier – Ground Zero: https://brianniemeier.com/2018/01/ground-zero/

Raheem Kassam: https://twitter.com/RaheemKassam/status/1470094452488384515?s=20

Remembering Bob Dole

Today I recorded a short video remembering former Senator Bob Dole of Kansas who died yesterday at the age of 98. I look at the man, his times, and the worldview that animated his generation as compared to our own.

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Episode 68: The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse did nothing wrong, but both the Marxist left and establishment right have spent the last year attacking him. Yet it is not just Kyle that is under attack, but you and me, our right to self defense, the ideal of masculine virtue, and the very fabric of Western Civilization.

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Allie Beth Stuckey interviews Elijah Schaffer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-kdb6hc_6I

MartyrMade’s Podcast: https://martyrmade.substack.com/p/the-kyle-rittenhouse-trial

Patrick Buchanan’s piece: https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/blog/kyle-rittenhouse–both-right-and-righteous/

Livestream 20: Veterans Day, the Great War, American heroes, and a little poetry.

In this Thursday afternoon stream I discuss the ramifications of World War I on history, the chaos that is engulfing our country and how we can overcome it, and I read several poems that have relevance to our current situation.

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Raheem Kassam: “We Will Remember Them… But Did We Ever Deserve Their Sacrifices?” https://thenationalpulse.com/analysis/we-will-remember-them-but-did-we-ever-deserve-their-sacrifices/

John McRae: “In Flanders Fields” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47380/in-flanders-fields

Laurence Binyon: “For the Fallen” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57322/for-the-fallen

W.B. Yeats: “The Second Coming” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43290/the-second-coming

Virgil: “Eclogue IV” https://sacred-texts.com/cla/virgil/ecl/ecl04.htm

Abigail Adams: “Letter to John Adams, 21 July 1783” https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Adams/04-05-02-0118

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Livestream 19: Why We Will Win

In this Friday afternoon stream I talk about how the conservative worldview better reflects reality than leftist fantasy, and what happens when the narrative diverges too far from what people can see with their own eyes.

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Livestream 18: Friday Afternoon Rain

I am back at my desk for the first time in quite a while to talk about new developments with the blog and podcast, conservative sacred cows, the 2020 election, supply chains, and what might happen with Taiwan.

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Episode 4x: Learning From History

At long last, here is the fourth of five eventual re-recordings I plan to do. Episode 4 was the worst of the early episodes, as I used my low-quality laptop microphone to record, and I did not prepare a script but instead spoke off the cuff based on a sparse outline. For this recording I transcribed the episode and then rewrote it to be more concise and coherent, with tremendously superior audio quality.

A study of history can give us an idea of how things will play out over the next few decades, but modern society completely fails to teach history to young people. This has led to an ignorant population that believes whatever they are told, and is unprepared for what is to come.

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Episode 67: Endless War

(The essay version of this podcast can be found here.)

This episode has been a long time coming. I have had a draft waiting for more than two years, but the events in Kabul this month convinced me that now was the time to talk about America’s forever wars.

Our loss in Afghanistan in the summer of 2021 marks the end of the longest military engagement in American history. What did we gain in the mountains of the Hindu Kush? Why did we think we could succeed where Britain and Russia both failed spectacularly? Why do our leaders insist on indefinite military deployments throughout the entire world?

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Errata:

In the podcast I mention a British “tactical defeat” in the Third Anglo-Afghan War. This is in error; the British won the war. However, they nevertheless withdrew from Afghanistan afterward. The humiliating and surprising defeat came in the First Anglo-Afghan War in 1842.

I mention that the monarchy falls to a Communist coup in 1978. This is also in error. A military coup overthrew the monarchy in 1973, which was itself overthrown in 1978.

The famous picture of a helicopter evacuating people from a roof in Saigon was from a CIA safe house in the city, not the US embassy.

H.R. McMaster was President Trump’s National Security Advisor, not Secretary of Homeland Security.

Finally, the most unforgivable error is that Dan McKnight of bringourtroopshome.us is a Marine Corps veteran, not Army.

Livestream 17: What Happened to Afghanistan?

In this Saturday morning livestream I talk about the impending fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, and what that means for America going forward. I discuss the history of United States in war, especially in Vietnam, and I look at what our withdrawal portends for us and for the world.

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Episode 66: Cuba

As protests erupt this month in Cuba, many Americans are wondering how we should respond. Should we intervene, oust the Communists, and restore democratic rule? Or should we leave them alone? How should the America First movement deal with Communist Cuba?

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Livestream 16: Dispossession, Plymouth Rock, and Chaos in the World

In this Thursday afternoon livestream I talk about my latest podcast and essay, why I do not focus on the minute details of politics, Malcolm X and nationalism, Christopher Caldwell’s essay on the Pilgrim Fathers, the tragedy of the American Indians, and all the chaos that is going on in the world today.

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Links:

Christopher Caldwell: “Plymouth Rock Landed On Them”

Malcom X speech excerpt from March 29, 1964

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Episode 65: Dispossession

(The essay version of this podcast can be found here.)

Nearly two hundred and fifty years ago, the Founding Fathers of the United States created a Constitution to protect the hard-won freedoms for themselves and their posterity. Today, that posterity finds themselves being pushed out of the country their forefathers bequeathed to them. What can we do to reclaim and protect our homeland?

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Christopher Caldwell: There Goes Robert E. Lee

Episode 64: It’s For Your Own Good

America is supposed to be a republic, ruled by the people. But our elected leaders and cultural elites look for ways to push us toward the choices they think best. How can we reclaim our sovereignty in this totalitarian age?

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Jeremy R. Hammond: Oregon Medical Board Suspends Dr. Paul Thomas for Practicing Informed Consent

Episode 63: Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste

Not only do would-be dictators take advantage of social crises; they often create the very problems that their dictatorships aim to solve. The Democratic Party is using crisis after crisis to increase their power, but things are about to spiral out of control.

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The American Mind podcast featuring Michael Anton and Curtis Yarvin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sb8lNtIN7Us

Sovereign Nations podcast featuring Michael O’Fallon and James Linday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yh-J2ABC3c

Livestream 14: Realignment

In my 14th livestream I talk about the political realignment that is occurring before our eyes, the need for the nationalist right to confront hard truths, and talk about what we can do to stay safe from encroaching tyranny.

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