Author: Treston Wheat

Liberals Hate the South

Assessing the modern left and the Democratic Party during this campaign season shows they hate the South; they think the Southern white male represents everything that is wrong with this country. As a proud son of the South, it makes it difficult for me to support the Democrats, despite loathing Donald Trump, because they hate our community, our families, our culture, our way of life, and our beliefs. One can see this easily by how they label all Trump supporters as ignorant, racist, homophobic, and xenophobic without understanding why Southerners believe what they do. Liberals have consistently shown complete...

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The Flaws of Feminism

There is a particular strand of feminism, mostly predominant on college campuses and within the online echo chambers of the social justice warriors, that is philosophically problematic at all levels. Now, feminism as a perspective is not wrong when it is articulated in the epitomized phrase “legal equality and social equity.” In fact, this is something everyone can and should get behind. However, feminism as a framework of analysis has gone beyond that simple idea and taken on problematic layers. First, these feminists tend to be intellectually shallow. They typically refuse to engage in real intellectual discussion. Instead they...

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Why do Liberals Hate Fun?

There you are at a party you didn’t really want to go to. You’d rather be sitting at home watching Daenerys Targaryen flying on a dragon, reading Milton Friedman’s A Monetary History of the United States: 1867–1960, and sipping a well-made Manhattan; instead you are making painful small talk with plebeians about sportsball and shooting cheap whiskey. That’s when it happens. The air suddenly becomes chilly as she lurches forward. Her hair is cut short and dyed pink, no makeup on, wearing combat boots and a shirt stamped with “Busy Destroying the Patriarchy” on the front. It is clear she...

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Our Enemy is Islamism, Not Islam

Following the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, by an ISIS-inspired lone wolf and Republican calls for President Obama to use the phrase “Radical Islam,” it is perhaps best to give an etiology of our actual enemy because both liberals and conservatives fail consistently to accurately describe our threat. Liberals have a desperate need to remove any reference to Islam when describing the threat; they prefer Marxist, anti-imperialist, and other reductionist arguments, claiming that it is economic exploitation, a history of colonization, or patriarchy that leads to such attacks. Conservatives, instead, generally prefer a shallow critique of Islam by anachronistically...

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A Conservative Battle Plan

Conservatives have had several setbacks in the last few weeks. But it is time to stop licking our wounds and prepare for the next battle. If we want to succeed in the field of partisan politics, then we must begin setting forth a battle plan. Only those who go into battle fully prepared have a chance at victory, and the recent setbacks show this. The political left has have planned and schemed for much longer and done a significantly better job than we have. Here is the best battle plan to strike fast and hard against the enemy forces....

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