A lack of knowledge doesn't stop people from offering their ideas - however misguided they may be. It's also too common to hear questions like "Why is it important to be involved in politics?" Or, "What is politics and why is it important?" That's why I'm putting this together to offer a guide to learning and discussing the topic. That way, you can educate yourself on the topic an be able to speak to it and defend your position.
Today is mailbag day! So, I'll be answering your Mailbag Questions. Before I dive into those questions, I'll be talking about a tweet of mine that went viral and why I think it did. Plus, I'll discuss how people misunderstood what I was getting at with the tweet. Then, I'll talk about what I really was trying to get at.
Roger Scruton is one of the leading conservative philosophers of the last century, and potentially of all time. His book, The Meaning of Conservatism, was instrumental in developing how I think about politics. So, I want to share this book with you. Honestly, I think anyone - whether conservative or not - would learn a lot from this book. Interested? Check out the podcast here:
Today, many people don't understand what it means to be conservative. In fact, the whole conservative perspective is often misrepresented and misunderstood. However, I think that is largely due to to bad branding rather than bad arguments. Here, you'll get a great discussion about culture with Alan Cornett, creator of the Cultural Debris Podcast and the Eat Kentucky Podcast.
With leaders of the influential BLM movement claiming to be avowed Marxists, I think it's good we look at what Marx and his followers believe. This book is a travel through the development of Marxist thought from simply economic to what it is today: an all-encompassing cultural push.
The beautiful has been lost in our culture. Beauty has been reduced to lustful images and true beauty has been neglected and attacked. If we want to correct the course for our culture, we must restore standards of beauty and find new ways to create and distribute true art.
A productive dialogue is hard to find these days. So, I want to look at a couple of fallacies that happen a lot to show how to move past them. These 3 fallacies are dragging down our discourse, and this is how to lighten that load.
While I have no problem looking at the world and seeing the spiritual realm as well. I am not a materialist. But, for those who are, this book will bring that out of you. In The Soul of the World, Roger Scruton explores the spirit behind the music, art, and architecture and in doing so... Continue Reading →
This week we lost a genius, philosopher, and someone who's inspired me quite a bit. Today, we'll talk about Sir Roger Scruton's contributions to philosophy and why he's so important. Learn more about this amazing man and thinker:
How can we build something together without a way of understanding each other? Constantly changing of the meaning of words is eroding our ability to communicate, just like in the Tower of Babel. Here are my thoughts on how to fix it
Finally to 10 episodes!! Today, I discuss what institutions are and how they come about as well as the conservative view on them. I also dive into what conservatism really means through the lens of The Meaning of Conservatism by Rodger Scruton. What you really need to stay tuned for is my ideas on how... Continue Reading →
Progressivism has become a huge part of American Society. But where did it come from? What are the underlying ideas? Where is it going? This podcast dives into all of those questions as well as offer the solution to slowing the spread of acceptance of Progressivism.
This book by Thomas Sowell has short essays on topics of all sorts. Some are common debates, but others are niche problems that are often not addressed in common dialogue. Check it out and let me know what you think!
To expand upon Conservative Libertarianism, here is a book that defines Conservatism well. I recommend checking it out, but watch the video to see why.