Bryan, Bernie, and the Soul of the American Worker

Submitted by Jackson Andrews (@liftoffstocks) Over the last 150 years, there has been much discussion in the United States over the plight of the worker and the state of society. Wages, working conditions, and billionaires have been constant themes in the discussion over the plight of the worker in America. This discussion has continued today,…

No Meaning: TikTok Nurses and the Triviality of the American Culture Machine

Submitted by Hai Jinx When coronachan was first unfolding in China, their western propaganda outlets, such as the SCMP, would frequently post short videos on social media of doctors doing dances upon the announcement of patient recoveries. Fair enough, but what has been unfolding in America is a different story. Because in America we have what…

The Age of the Tiktok Nurse

By Claire Nightingale “[A woman] is usually a success as a sick-nurse, for that profession requires ingenuity, quick comprehension, courage in the face of novel and disconcerting situations, and above all, a capacity for penetrating and dominating character.”– HL Mencken, In Defense of Women “She never sleeps, the TikTok nurse. She is dancing, dancing. She…

The ‘80s Core of the New Right

Submitted by Semmelweis “Politics is downstream from culture” Andrew Breitbart famously said, before they killed him. He was just ripping off seminal leftist thinker Antonio Gramsci, but the observation nonetheless remains true. Culture isn’t just a noun after all, but also a verb—to culture something or someone means to grow it, to shape it in…

Black Monday and the Betrayal of the American Worker

Submitted by Jackson Andrews, @liftoffstocks Over the last 50 years, the United States has gone through a dramatic change, both demographically and economically. Every society experiences some degree of change, but the economic realignment that the United States has endured is unlike anything any society in history had ever inflicted on itself.  Today there is…

Lessons From A Mennonite

Submitted by WS It’s that time of year again. Dread fills me. The beast comes to life with a deep growl. It’s morning time, not too early though. At 8 is when something is expected from this giant lumbering animal. It takes time to warm itself up from the night. Its joints move freely. They’ve…

A Practical, Aesthetic Defense of Monarchy and Aristocracy

Submitted by C.A. Shoultz I have debated for some time whether an essay of this nature is necessary in the year 2020. After all, I am far from the first writer to propose a return to hierarchical systems of government, over and against mass democracy and rule by the commons. It’s been done more than…

Barbarism vs. Civilization

Excerpts from the new book, by James LaFond Neck I was running the register at a Baltimore County supermarket in the early autumn of 2010, wearing my orange vest and name tag, slaving away in the most passive and highest pressure capacity in the lowest form of work in postmodern America, clerking at a supermarket. …

China Lied

Submitted by Semmelweis The dysfunctional twenty year relationship between the U.S. and China has been thrown into the spotlight by the Coronacrisis, and it’s unclear at this point whether the relationship will be salvageable at all, or if it will descend into outright conflict. The apparent cooperation and friendliness between the two has always been…

Woodworking and Anarchy

Submitted by whirlingsun I. I suppose I should start out by saying that I owe Christopher Schwarz an apology. When you see a guy with dark hair and a darker then average complexion with the last name of Schwarz, I think guys around these parts naturally get suspicious. Then couple that with the fact that…