The HBO miniseries Chernobyl has been a major hit. If you haven’t watched it, you should. Leftists love it because they see Donald Trump and the modern United States. This is just stupid. You can’t watch the show and not see the evils of communism, that is unless your entire world view is warped by anti-Trumpism and a pro-socialist position. Chernobyl is perhaps the best …more
China wants to invade Taiwan because Lincoln invaded the South. This makes perfect sense, but not to most Americans, particularly those brainwashed by the Lincoln myth. If you believe in self-determination, then Taiwan should be independent, as should the Southern States. But this leads to the question, what constitutes legitimate government? If you celebrate July 4, then you should also believe that the Southern States …more
Trump’s election produced a reevaluation of the American conservative movement. What is it? Who is in it? What does it mean? What are the core principles? Several pieces have been published in the last several weeks addressing this topic. This is part II of my discussion of the New Right.
Michael Malice has a new book titled The New Right. It’s an honest evaluation of what has been termed the “alt-right” from an intellectually curious person. I think the book is a fantastic read, and I explain why in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Why can’t we all get along? Perhaps because we are speaking two different constitutional languages. I have been saying this for years, but three law professors have now “discovered” so-called “sobering” evidence that this is the case. Welcome to the show. I discuss these two different games in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Young people are terrible at history. This is a pandemic, but the question is why? John Davidson at TheFederalist.com gets it mostly right by suggesting that students don’t want to learn history because it is just the bad stuff. Who cares about awful people? This is true, but then he suggests that we need to learn history…because of the bad stuff. We do need history, …more
I received a couple of emails/Tweets that just had to be used for podcast fodder. The first focused on “immorality” of Confederate monuments and the second on the supposed pristine history of the Republican Party. The two cannot be divorced so I crush both stupid positions in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Former SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens (99 years old) published an op-ed last week called the U.S. vs. Heller decision the worst of his tenure on the bench. Why? Because he thinks it distorted the 2nd Amendment. This is an absurd position, but one that deserves attention. I discuss in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
Tulsi Gabbard has taken a beating from the establishment. The mainstream media has resorted to “fake news” and she is at odds with her Party on foreign policy. This is typical and unfortunately stupid. But what can we expect from the modern imperialists. I discuss Gabbard in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.
A piece by Billy Binion at Reason.com argues that the time has come to remove Confederate monuments if the people of the city say they want them removed. One listener asked if this agreed with my think locally, act locally mantra. I respond in this episode of The Brion McClanahan Show.