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The dark turn of modern slang
It’s interesting to reflect on the implications of American slang for approbation and enthusiasm.  Old-timey slang included terms like “the bee’s knees,” “cat’s pajamas” and “copacetic.”  They were humorous and light-hearted expressions of appreciation, without the expectation of control in the relationship with the admired object.  The 1950s beat slang saw a bemused irreverence for daddio, slouching into passivity when the with-it were cats and chicks, and things were cool, man.The ’60s saw more mind-bended vernacular for enthusiasm like “far out,” “groovy,” “out of sight,” “dig it,” and “down with it.”  Popular music of the ’80s and ’90s contributed baleful terms like “bad” and “bad-ass” f
White Christian Nationalism: Threat or mirage?
In the eyes of liberals, there is only one thing worse than Christian nationalism. It is White Christian nationalism. The addition of the adjective “White” supercharges the expression with vitriol and power, turning its followers (especially if they are male) into something everyone should love to hate.Judging from the liberal media uproar, the dangers of White Christian Nationalism (WCN) are immense. It is systemic, found everywhere inside the culture and governing structures of American society. Should something like this triumph, it will be the end of American democracy.People would think that this White Christian Nationalism, being such a broad and imminent threat, must have many ways of
The Bezmenov Plan: Is America now in the Last Stage?
President Joe Biden’s welcoming Easter Sunday message posted on X that, “Today, on Transgender Day of Visibility, I have a simple message to all trans Americans: I see you…” was shocking. Most could not understand how the President’s judgment can be so skewed on the most holy day for Christians.As offensive as this was, it provides a window through which all can see what’s happening. With Biden’s cognitive decline being so obvious, there can be little doubt that he is being used by internal and external enemies of America intent on breaking down the constitutional republic of the United States without firing a shot. And it’s not hard to recognize the plan being followed is parallel to the bl
The Two Americas
It is increasingly obvious, and we've known it for a long time, that America has become divided. It is split between Right and Left, between those who hold on to traditional American values based upon Judeo-Christianity, the Declaration of Independence, and our Constitution, and those who have fallen for the Marxist, socialist, atheistic, materialistic lie that has produced a globalist, licentious ungodliness embodied in the Democratic Party. And there is no middle ground. Inaction or vacillation means supporting evil. You either fight evil or you condone it and lose to it. The Left is trying to change America. They're attempting to transform the country from what it was for 200+ years. And
The Real State of the Union
Most of the time, a president’s State of the Union speech is avuncular. I wouldn’t say paternal because, as we know, paternalism is next to patriarchy is next to women as sexual objects is next to Adam noticing that Eve was naked.The point of a president presenting himself as everyone’s favorite uncle is to sell us on the idea that all is well in the Land of Oz: “all friendly like” as Eliza Doolittle put it.But obviously, right now in Bidenomics America, everything is not under control. So forget Uncle Joe. It was Biden the Barbarian, politics red in tooth and claw, on Thursday night.#AmericanThinker #SOTU #StateOfTheUnion #President #Politics ‍
Are The Republicans Getting Ready For The Election Legal Fight Or Are They Blowing It Again
Ronna McDaniel is gone and American patriots should rejoice that her reign of failure has ended. There’s a new team in charge at the Republican National Committee, and this is a really good time to remind everybody that Ronna McDaniel was a total disaster, and there is absolutely no evidence apparent to any of us out in the world that the Republicans have learned anything from their lawfare disasters in 2020 and 2022 and that they are doing anything about it. That should be the Number One job of the new leadership team, even before repairing the damaged relationship with donors that Ronna McDaniel’s inept tenure inspired. We have got to fix the legal problems facing Republicans in elections
Woke Policies Threaten to Shatter America's Multi-Generational Military legacy
The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force all face a severe and worsening recruiting crisis that imperils their future strength, readiness, and warfighting capabilities. Despite devoting immense resources and effort towards attracting qualified recruits, only the Marine Corps and Space Force are meeting targets for bringing in the next generation of talent. This deeply troubling trend has profound implications for national security if left unaddressed.At the core of this challenge lies a growing disconnect between the culture and values of contemporary American youth and the traditional ethos of military service. Compared to past generations, an ever-shrinking percentage of the population has any di
Lessons for the Future Republic
Victor Davis Hanson and Dennis Prager are keen observers of American society.  Like honored physicians who examine the body politic for disease, they expertly diagnose what ails our country.  What they say and write matters.  It is significant, then, when both reach the conclusion that the United States is disintegrating.  In an essay entitled “American Paralysis and Decline,” Hanson begins by quoting Roman historian Livy: “We can bear neither our diseases nor their remedies.”  He then walks us through America’s open border crisis, unsustainable debt, epidemic of crime, and weaponization of the criminal justice system.  In every instance, he argues, Americans know that the disease is killing
One of the Last of the Greatest Generation
William Samuel “Sam” Studstill died last week, in Monroe County, GA, at age 98.  He was laid to rest at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery on March 4, 2024.Nothing distinguished Sam from the millions of other World War II vets who were drafted as young men, served and fought honorably, and in the process defeated the greatest evils in history.  Then they returned home, had families, and built the largest economy, strongest military, and greatest country the world has ever seen.Now, for the first time in my life, I don’t know a single living WWII veteran.#AmericanThinker #WWII #GreatestGeneration #Military #AmericanPride ‍
Is America Still Worth Fighting For?
The question is one that every American military member has to literally ask himself or herself when signing up. Is America still worth fighting for?Increasingly, this question hits closer to home for Americans who still believe in the idea of American exceptionalism, that this country’s unique system of government, combined with God-given freedoms protected by nothing more than the parchment of the Constitution and the deep commitment of Americans themselves, is the one exception in a world otherwise ruled by kings, fascists, tyrants, elitist oligarchs, and dictators. They believe that America is the only thing in the world that stands between tyranny and basic universal human dignity.Throu
The elites versus the rest of us
The elites view radical, violent protest movements — and the groups that foster them, such as Black Lives Matter — with extraordinary tolerance and charity.  But when a true populist movement arises, and white, working-class Christians get uppity and threaten to vote for someone like a Donald Trump, they go into full “snit” mode and look down their noses in horror and approbation at the great unwashed.Brexit, too, was an example of the elites being caught with their pants down.  They simply couldn’t believe that many folks would challenge the wisdom they so generously espoused from atop their political thrones.  With staggering and sickening hubris, these elites characterized Trump’s rise an
Time to Recall Members of Congress
Our Non-Representative CongressThe voting numbers of the Congress show that we no longer have a representative democracy. Nor are we Republicans and Democrats. We are Nationalists and Globalists.Based on their voting, the Globalist Party consists of 69 percent of the Senate and 65 percent of the House. Constituents, however, voted for 49 percent of the Senate and 51 percent of the House.Had their representatives voted as their constituents wanted, Biden policies would have been stopped. The fact that these policies have not been stopped has not only disappointed but angered an increasing number of legitimate voters.Why do these elected officials betray their constituents?The answer lies in m
Under the Democrats’ Rule, America Has Become A Failed State
Thomas Jefferson wrote about governments that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” In modern English, government exists to do for men those things they cannot do for themselves: protect the nation, ensure tranquility within the nation and guarantee God-given individual rights are not trampled upon within the nation. Our government has failed in that task. Our nation, therefore, is a failed sta
The power of role models
As I prepare for what lies ahead, like many in my “twilight” years, I frequently find myself looking back and reflecting on how I got to where I am in my life. Being influenced by some exceptional primary and secondary school teachers, actively participating in the Boy Scouts of America (Cub Scouts through Sea Explorers), and active involvement in Sunday School and Church, I suspect I got to where I am in life today by attempting to emulate two role models. These two role models have served as my North Star throughout the highs and lows of what I consider to be a life well lived.Those individuals were my Uncle Dr. Peter Weaver Squire from Emporia, VA and my father J. Roswell Poplar Jr. from
The Greatest Threat to the Survival of Israel is the American Progressive Movement
Only the Republican Party will continue to guarantee America’s support and the survival of the world’s only Jewish state. Supporters of Israel would do well to keep this in mind in 2024.A couple of years ago, a local Jewish community organization invited me to join a planning session to develop its lobbying agenda in advance of our state’s upcoming legislative session. As an officer of our state Republican Party, I appreciated the invitation, as I imagined the group wanted to include conservatives in its process.Wanting to participate but wanting to find an issue that might have broad support, I suggested the group lobby for enhanced anti-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) legislation
Still standing in Wokesylvania
The woke mob’s list of statue teardowns is historically unprecedented in American society: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Columbus, and Theodore Roosevelt among others. Destruction of religious statues, especially outside Catholic churches both here and in Canada, have also been on the rise.Not a transgender, lesbian, or person of color among them -- so much for diversity, equity, and inclusion. These longstanding monuments only underscore just how inferior and pathetic these adherents to the woke revolution truly are.Why must the woke destroy to validate themselves?Not enough lollipops and brownies as a child?Compared to any of them, these statue topplers are intellectu
More evidence of the historical truth behind Biblical narratives
When I was in high school, my father gave me Werner Keller’s The Bible As History. Keller, an engineer, scholar, humanist, and anti-Nazi fighter who barely escaped execution, wasn’t interested in the Bible as a religious book, at least not for the purposes of The Bible As History. Instead, he showed that objective history corroborates the Bible’s historical narratives. I was hooked and have enjoyed Biblical history ever since. I just stumbled across a new entrant into the truth behind the Bible stories. This time, archeology shows that, at the time of ***** and Gomorrah, there really was fire raining down from the skies.Genesis 19:24-25 describes the fate of ***** and Gomorrah when the peopl
Useless Degrees, An Analysis
For a long time now, the debate has raged as to whether it’s worth going to college anymore. The libertarian view on this question has typically been along the lines of… if people are foolish enough to waste money on worthless degrees, the world will soon enough teach them another lesson. While valid, that view ran aground on the Democrat vote-buying scheme to insulate those with useless degrees from the consequences of their poor choices and indebtedness, with our tax money.The cynical motives behind this ploy aside, I very much doubt many students enroll in college with the intention of eventually being bailed out by their fellow citizens. These bright, young minds have simply bought into
Education Failure And Media Decline
With so many pronouncements and so much finger-pointing in the media about the crisis and decline of American culture, it is easy to miss the central role of the media itself in this ongoing distress in our nation’s daily life.It is now well-known that the American education system, from kindergarten to graduate school, has been overtaken by radical teachers, professors and administrators who promote negative narratives of American history and society. In their place, schools now put forward and advocate a radical agenda that employs woke standards, cancel culture, and ridicule of American capitalist representative democracy to advance neo-Marxist values of wealth redistribution, hyper-egali
In the Left’s Latest Attack Against Trump and Democracy, the Supreme Court Must Quash the Insurrection Argument Once and For All
he Left’s latest attack on democracy, the truth, the Constitution, and the rule of law continues in the form of a series of lawsuits, such as the ones found in Colorado and now Maine, that are being fueled by Democrat-aligned, Soros-funded groups, that have attempted to remove President Donald Trump from the ballot in those states via rogue political actors on alleged Fourteenth Amendment grounds. The Colorado decision witnessed the state’s all-Democrat-appointed Supreme Court split 4-3 on the central issue, remarkably close given how polarized the country is today, especially on matters related to President Trump. Presenting a question that will undoubtedly be taken up by the United States