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Contra Hollywood

In today’s world, there are two things that epitomize the image of America: Hollywood and popular music. Both are multi-billion dollar industries, with the former churning out hundreds of films per year at an expense of several billion dollars a year. Arguably, not only is Hollywood one of the biggest cultural forces in America, it […]

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The Two Types of Anti-Modernism

In the months leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, there were a number of protests in which the status of Tibet was a central issue.  Around that time, the American anti-war libertarian activist, Brendan O’Neil, in an article at Spiked-Online.com, criticized such protests saying that, “Western pro-Tibet campaigning is driven less by a passion […]

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“Cultural Capitalism” is yet another road towards decadence and despair

Many academics and theorists are already familiar with the term “cultural Marxism”.  This term refers to the application of Marxist dialectal theory to cultural affairs, particularly in the realm of family composition, gender, race, and cultural identity within Western society.  Those who are impartial can also say that the cultural Marxists helped spark the counterculture social movements of […]

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Signs of the Times: British “Gender Neutral” Baby’s Sex Revealed

Recently, the news of a two British lesbians who decided to raise a child in a “gender neutral” environment reached newspapers both here and in England because the couple decided that to finally reveal that the child was a boy. Only, the child wasn’t being raised to be “gender neutral”.  Despite the claims that they […]

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Reflections on a visit to the Middle Kingdom

During the past few months, I have had the opportunity to travel to several countries and speak to many audiences in an various settings. These travels have been most enlightening, because the attitudes I received have been markedly different.  In Europe, I was greeted mainly with suspicion and disdain: this was the 21st century, not the 19th, […]

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We Must Hold Bayonets More Firmly

If we make it we can all sit back and laugh. But I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying… …Yes I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying. Note: The following is the transcript of a lecture given at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.  The lecture was delivered in English, with an optional Mandarin Chinese translation provided […]

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Music, then and now

To the ancients, music had a certain metaphysical quality, which is why it was used frequently in ceremonies and rituals.  The ancient Aryan hymns of praise, the bhajans, were linked not only to the activation of various “centers,” but they also served to praise the divine.  To Pythagoras, music was a manifestation of  the divine […]

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America and ameriKwa

America and ameriKwa are two ideas that represent the various aspects of the same geographical region.  The former, in its most literal sense, is a geographical designation which represents the landmass which separates the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.  On a different level, it also metaphorically represents a nation which was founded some 200 years ago, […]

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Culture Wars: How America Finances Decadence at Home and Abroad

A 1995 article by the English newspaper The Independent has denounced the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for using modern ‘art’ as a ‘weapon’.  According to the article, during the 1950′s and 60′s, the CIA and American government were at the helm of a covert operation to encourage the abstract decadence of various leftist […]

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