Monthly Archives: October 2021

October 31, 2021

How Dumbed Down Education is Creating a National Security Crisis

Military recruiters are facing a dire situation. As Spoehr and Handy tell us, “a manpower shortage in the United States Armed Forces directly compromises national security.” We may have the world’s finest ships, aircraft, and weapons, but we need soldiers, air personnel, Marines, and sailors capable of using them.

In Wind Sprints: Shorter Essays, Joseph Epstein, one of America’s great essayists, includes a piece “How I Learned to Love the Draft” in which he offered his reasons for the restoration of compulsory military service. After reading Epstein’s reasons for bringing back the draft—the exposure of young people to contemporaries from all backgrounds, a greater engagement of the American people in foreign affairs, a hiatus between high school and college that might allow many young people to better determine their futures—I still oppose a peacetime draft, but I can better understand some of its benefits.

There is, however, a problem with military recruitment. A big problem.

Of the 34 million Americans ages 17 to 24, less than one third are fit to serve in the military.

In a report from the Heritage Foundation, “The Looming National Security Crisis: Young Americans Unable To Serve In the Military,” researchers Thomas Spoehr and Bridget Handy provide startling reasons why so many of our young people who wish to volunteer for the services can’t make the cut. Drawing in part from data put together by “Mission: Readiness,” an organization of retired generals and admirals formed in 2009 to address problems with recruitment, Spoehr and Handy explain why so many of these would-be volunteers are ineligible to join our country’s armed forces.

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The Rise & Fall of Allison Mack | Documentary

This documentary is about Allison Mack, the former Smallville and Wilfred actress who went to prison.

Complete Classic Movie: Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Cast: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Christopher Walken. Near the end of the 18th Century. Constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) earns the disfavour of the courts in New York City for insisting that scientific methods be used to solve crimes rather than guilt by assumption. In reproach, he is assigned to solve a series of beheadings in the remote village of Sleepy Hollow. Crane dismisses the villagers notion that the murders are being conducted by the ghost of a headless Hessian horseman and is insistent there must be a mundane explanation. However an encounter with the Headless Horseman convinces him of its supernatural existence. But as he investigates further, Crane realizes someone in the village has the Horseman’s head and is raising the ghost to do their bidding.

Click here to watch Sleepy Hollow.

PUMMILL: Universities promote ‘a culture of intimidation and indoctrination’ (Video)

On this week’s episode of the Campus Countdown, Campus Reform correspondent Addison Pummill discusses Keene State College’s new “Anti-Racist Studies” major.

On this week’s episode of the Campus Countdown, Campus Reform correspondent Addison Pummill discusses Keene State College’s new “Anti-Racist Studies” major.

The course catalog explains that the major will “investigate the experiences, expressions, and possibilities — voiced and embodied, principally, by people of color — that emerge from an ongoing struggle with white supremacist ideology.”

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Le Pen says nationalism will defeat globalism in interview with Hungarian press

In an attempt to hand back power to France, Le Pen says she is planning to implement a national referendum on immigration if she is elected

Despite a European Union placing enormous pressure on conservative-nationalist governments, Marine Le Pen, leader of the conservative National Rally (RN) said in an interview with Hungary’s Magyar Nemzet.

When asked who will win in the struggle playing out between nationalists and globalists, Le Pen said, “The nations, the nation-states. Because there are many, and because they were born along the ideology of freedom, because no people will ever accept to lose their right to self-determination. They will never accept European citizenship, a policy that harms them, for example in terms of security, or that prevents them from prospering. I am convinced that, like all empires, the European empire will lose in this battle.”

If elected president next year, Marine Le Pen, leader of the conservative National Rally (RN) would initiate a referendum on migration. The issue of migration remains perhaps the most contentious point of conflict between globalist and nationalist ideologies.

“Immediately after my election, I would call a referendum on migration. This document has already been prepared. The extremely detailed text includes a bill that will contain the full set of tools for combating immigration, regulating immigration, and which we will want to include in the constitution. It is also important that it takes precedence over European documents,” Le Pen said in the interview.

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Britain’s Favourite Myth (Video)

The events following the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940 provide the British with their most potent myth – that of the plucky little country facing a mighty foe

October 30, 2021

Broken Peach – This Is Halloween

(Halloween Special Live)

The China Pill – How the USA is more Socialist than China (Video)

I break down what things people expect from their countries, and show how China is not really socialist at all. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

A review of the book Why we Kneel, How we rise, by Michael Holding (Simon & Schuster, 2021) – Video

A book published in Britain this year, written by a well-known black cricketeer, claims to be a history of black people and racism. It is full of the most shocking errors and what look like deliberate falsehoods. This work might not inaptly be described as a classic of black pseudohistory.

Complete Classic Movie: The Young Americans (1993)

Cast: Harvey Keitel, Iain Glen, Terence Rigby, Keith Allen, Viggo Mortensen. The London police is having trouble with organized crime commited by juvenile delinquents. Their leader is an American who is an expert at turning young men into ruthless gangsters. American cop John Harris is asked to help the London police to break up the organization.

Click here to watch The Young Americans.