I haven’t even finished this essay but I can already recommend it. Kimball looks at the Never-Trumpers’ reaction to President Trump meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and then talks about the reality of Orban himself. https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/18/notes-on-the-great-realignment/
Things going on in Europe are important because they reinforce the global nature of the attack on normalcy going on everywhere by our beneficent masters. Coordinating with our allies in Europe and elsewhere must be especially frightening to the Hive.
Max Boot seems to primarily exist as an example of hypocritical idiocy. He can’t actually believe the things he says but he is stupid enough to believe we’ll buy his lies.
Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist by training so it is perhaps unsurprising that he finds the analogies between Petronius’s Satyricon and the cultural rot of our own age.
But I still praise him for the accuracy of his point by point comparison. Comparing the present age to post-republican Rome has become a common trope but Hanson points out just how accurate it is. Nothing new here, just the scholarly expertise of the author pointing out the exactness of the analogy.
Codevilla cites chapter and verse of the Intelligence Law (theComint Statute) that should guarantee that both these men (former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper) be prosecuted and jailed for what they have revealed to the press. His conclusion from the fact that they haven’t is that the Deep State consists of the elite of both parties and their loyalty to each other as a class trumps any consideration of legality.
Well, just for the sake of pride I will say that I did my review first, but Joshua Sharf wrote a very fine review of the film and delved into the contrast with the liberal homage that the Warren Beatty film was. I enjoyed reading this article. I think I’ll watch the film again. It’s worth it.
Civilization Wins in ‘The Highwaymen’
Regardless of the use to which it is being put, how can I not recommend an American Greatness post about the Twilight Zone. I wonder if I have a reader on the staff there?
The Zone of Adulthood
So how did these three episodes do in my grading system?
- “Walking Distance” C
- “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” B-
- “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.” B+
Interestingly, the author said Walking Distance is his favorite episode of all. As I’ve said, to each his own even in the Twilight Zone.
I’m happy to say I haven’t thought of Kevin Williamson in many months but here is a cogent argument for why the globalist point of view doesn’t fit the human way of thinking about community and life in general.
What Trump Understands That Kevin Williamson Doesn’t
Gonzalez hits on some of the more flagrant excesses of our rainbow overlords. And I thought the Supreme Court was conservative. Guess it’s too busy.
Our Queer Decline
The knives are out among the leftist Twitter Mob for Tucker. They have some old clips of Carlson talking with one of the weird shock jocks and saying some edgy things. It will be interesting to see what Fox News will do. They aren’t exactly the bravest of men. Personally I think Carlson is a valuable asset for our side. I’d hate see him run out of town. Michael Anton agrees.
Tucker Carlson Must Not Be Silenced
Codevilla reviews what he thinks the choices are for President Trump. Either deliver the Wall and Immigration Law enforcement or lose in 2020. He also discusses the bi-party ruling class and what part they play in our awful politics. No surprises here. Just the outline of what to look for going into the coming election cycle.
Conrad Black is a good friend of President Trump. And he is a very upbeat prognosticator of of our troubled times. But this little historical expedition to the French Revolution and de Gaulle’s 1968 power play are amusing and give an interesting comparison to the madness of the lunatic fringe of the Democrat party. Of course that fringe now encompasses the whole party so it’s an unusual situation. Fun to read.
The Democrats’ French Dilemma