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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The Right Take Podcast Episode 11: "Has Our Culture Lost its Mind?" with Dr. Chloe Carmichael

  

Clinical psychologist Dr. Chloe Carmichael and I discuss everything from gender ideology to the crisis of masculinity to COVID masking and more. She was a fun, enlightening guest. Check it out:

Here is the episode on FrontPage Mag. And Spotify. And Apple Podcasts.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

This Thanksgiving, 'The Nation' Was Grateful for Abortions

 

This past Thanksgiving Day was greeted with the usual chorus of anti-American diatribes from the miserable utopians of the Left. Wealthy celebrity ingrates like Bette Midler and John Leguizamo sneered at Americans and the holiday on social media (the John Wick actor tweeted, “Happy indigenous survivor’s day! F*ck thanksgiving!”). MSNBC’s resident race-monger Joy Reid accused Republicans of wanting to portray Thanksgiving as a “simplistic fairy tale” to cover up that America was founded on “genocide.” Even the head of terrorism-linked CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, lectured Americans about “the dark history associated with this holiday” and the “unspeakable atrocities” committed against Native Americans.

But nothing sank to the depth of the Left’s perverse worldview quite like a Thanksgiving Day essay in the radical rag The Nation titled, “We’re Thankful for Our Abortions,” which declared there’s literally nothing to be grateful for in our current state of the union except the endangered freedom to abort one’s own unborn children.

The essay’s author is Nikiya Natale (preferred pronouns “she/her”), deputy director of We Testify, a group created by the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) which advocates for women who have undergone abortions. Her bio on the group’s website states that Natale’s “passion” for her work “stems from her own multiple abortion experiences.” Multiple “experiences.”

Natale claims in her Nation article that many of those who have had abortions “celebrate their experience”; some of the women themselves – We Testify “abortion storytellers” – then go on to detail their infanticides in the article and why they are “thankful” for them.

Predictably, like all social justice warriors who live in a state of ceaseless discontent over perceived historical injustices, Natale felt compelled to begin her essay by wondering “why our nation celebrates the complicated holiday of Thanksgiving at all” – “complicated” because America was “founded on the unforgivable genocide of Native Americans.”

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Traditional Masculinity Should Be GQ’s 'New Masculinity' -- My latest at Intellectual Takeout

 

Several years ago when I wrote cultural pieces for the now-defunct Acculturated.com, Intellectual Takeout reposted about a dozen of those articles. Last Monday they published this new one I wrote specifically for them, and I hope to contribute to them more often:

 GQ magazine held its 25th “Men of the Year” event in London last Wednesday. Talents from across the fields of culture, sports, and entertainment gathered for the glitzy gala celebrating the British men’s style magazine’s honorees for Men of the Year. Curiously, over a third of the personalities on that list were women.

Of the 26 honorees named, an eyebrow-raising nine were female, including Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney, The Batman actress Zoë Kravitz, English soccer captain Leah Williamson, and House of the Dragon star Emma D’arcy, who apparently identifies as “non-binary.” Other women were Marisa Abela, Sheila Atim, Es Devlin, Myha’la Herrold, and Sharon Horgan.

Making a feeble stab at clarification, the host Condé Nast Events wrote in a statement, “Rather than honouring people in a distinct ‘awards’ section of the issue, the entire MOTY issue will become a celebration of the people who dominated culture and shaped the zeitgeist of 2022.”

The Right Take Podcast Player


I've fallen behind in posting my latest episodes of The Right Take podcast -- I'm up to 10 now -- but it finally occurred to me to just embed the player to the upper right side of the page. So you can now just check out the latest episodes there. I'll post here whenever a new episode is up.

The latest is my conversation with Dr. Peter Wood, author of two important books we discuss in the episode: 1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project, and Wrath: America Enraged. Check it out in the player to the right.

All the episodes are collected here at FrontPage Mag, here at Spotify, and here at Apple Podcasts.

Monday, October 3, 2022

The Right Take podcast ep. 5: 'The Muslim Brotherhood of Death'


The latest episode of The Right Take podcast is up, this one a fascinating talk with my friend, Egyptian-American scholar and patriot Cynthia Farahat, about her new book on the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Right Take podcast: 'My Son Hunter' and Conservative Storytelling (featuring Brian Godawa)

 

Check out my latest episode of The Right Take podcast, featuring my good friend and screenwriter Brian Godawa discussing his controversial new film My Son Hunter and the state of Hollywood and "conservative" storytelling.

The Right Take podcast ep. 3: Debunking Zinn and the 1619 Project (featuring Mary Grabar)


Here is episode #3 of my new podcast, featuring my guest, scholar Mary Grabar, discussing her important books Debunking Howard Zinn and Debunking the 1619 Project. Don't miss it!

Sunday, September 11, 2022

The Right Take podcast: The Devil's Pleasure Palace (featuring Michael Walsh)

 

Here is episode #2 of my new podcast, this one an interview with author, screenwriter, culture critic and pundit Michael Walsh about cultural Marxism, the state of masculinity, and much more.

Friday, September 9, 2022

The Right Take podcast: The Diversity Delusion (featuring Heather Mac Donald)

 
The first 3 episodes of my podcast "The Right Take" are up on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Here's the first one, a conversation with author Heather Mac Donald about the "diversity delusion" and the social justice corruption of the medical field.
 
Please forgive the audio issues in this one -- we corrected them in later episodes -- and just enjoy her brilliance.
 
As of this coming Monday 9/12, you will also be able to hear my podcast episodes directly at FrontPageMag.com.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

The Movie Conservatives Have Been Waiting For is Here

The movie that conservative audiences have been waiting for is here. And by that I don’t just mean that yesterday was the eagerly-anticipated premiere of My Son Hunter, the Robert Davi-directed dark comedy about Joe Biden’s wayward son and his laptop from hell. I mean that this is the political film that finally sets a new bar for conservative filmmaking, far above the heavy-handed messaging and awkward acting that right-leaning audiences have generally had to settle for in the recent past.

You have never seen a conservative film quite like this. Produced by Phelim McAleer and Anne McIlhenny (FrackNation, Gosnell, The Obamagate Movie) and written by screenwriter/novelist Brian Godawa (To End All Wars, The Obamagate Movie), My Son Hunter careens – like a drunken Hunter himself – from comedy to tragedy, from family drama to high-level political corruption, from moral brokenness to moral courage. Surprising stylistic quirks abound, including word balloons onscreen and characters breaking the “fourth wall” to address the audience directly. And yes, just like Hunter’s life, there is an almost nonstop parade of hookers, drugs, and shady deals – hence the R rating that sadly may discourage some conservative moviegoers (Movieguide gives My Son Hunter an “Excellent” rating but advises “extreme caution” due to “immoral carnal behavior, images of women in skimpy outfits, and strong foul language”). The Daily Mail reported overhearing one viewer at a private screening describing the film as “Not your mother's conservative movie.”

The plot centers on Teflon Addict Hunter Biden, played by British actor Laurence Fox (Gosford Park, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Frankenstein Chronicles), and his terrified realization that the personal laptop he carelessly forgot to pick up from a repair shop could derail his father’s presidential campaign. A hooker who has captured Hunter’s heart offers to help him spin the publicity, but in order to do that, she needs to know all the potentially damaging material on that computer. As the sordid contents reveal the depth and breadth of Biden family corruption, the hooker comes to a slow political revelation.