70 years ago tonight, November 11, 1947: The greatest wrestler of all time, Gorgeous George, has his first nationally televised match. It would completely revolutionize American culture. In the 1940s, professional wrestling wasn't much different than amateur wrestling. Two clean-cut men would come to the ring in wrestling gear, exchanging holds and pins until reaching … Continue reading American culture as you know it was born 70 years ago tonight, in a pink robe
The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey finds nearly two-thirds (61%) of Clinton voters agree that it’s “hard” to be friends with people who voted for Donald Trump, while 38% disagree. However, Trump voters don’t feel a similar animus toward Clinton voters. Instead, a majority (64%) of Trump voters do not think that it’s hard to be … Continue reading ‘Tolerant’ Clinton Voters Refuse to Associate with Trump Voters
Is violence an appropriate response to hate speech? The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolernace Survey finds most Americans say no. More than two-thirds (68%) of Americans say it is not morally acceptable to punch a Nazi in the face. About a third (32%), however, say it is morally acceptable. Strong liberals stand out with a slim … Continue reading 51% of Strong Liberals Say It’s Morally Acceptable to Punch ‘Nazis’
Despite popular opinion, it must be acknowledged that America and the West were once culturally Christian. That doesn't mean that the government was absolutely Christian, but rather that cultural values were most often shaped by Christian ethics and metaphysics, and that they even shaped the laws of the land. Our national holidays have always been around … Continue reading Will Christianity be Driven Back into the Catacombs?
There’s a common quote, frequently attributed to G.K. Chesterton: “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason why it was put up.” In our modern context, this should be rephrased a bit: “Don’t try to pull down a statue if you have no idea who or what the statue was really about.” During a … Continue reading College Liberals Protest Abraham Lincoln Because ‘He Owned Slaves’
In early 2016, a YouGov survey asked participants whether they viewed masculinity in a positive or negative light. The results found that while later generations had a fairly positive viewpoint of the term, younger men and women did not. It’s not surprising that the younger generations have a negative view of masculinity. Through a variety … Continue reading Sorry snowflakes. Masculinity growing in popularity
On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther purportedly nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church, thus marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation—a movement that was to permanently divide Western Christendom. But it’s important to understand that Luther’s act did not come out of nowhere. Rather, it was preceded by at … Continue reading You Are Here 5 Causes of the Protestant Reformation (Besides Indulgences)