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Brad Nelson

About Brad Nelson

I like books, nature, politics, old movies, Ronald Reagan (you get sort of a three-fer with that one), and the founding ideals of this country. We are the Shining City on the Hill — or ought to be. However, our land has been poisoned by Utopian aspirations and feel-good bromides. Both have replaced wisdom and facts.

The Therapeutic Society

Marxby Brad Nelson
There are basically two opposing forces we’re dealing with today. One is Marxism. Marxism is simple enough to understand. It’s the plundering of others under the guise of “fairness” or “equality.” More » • (803 views)

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“Social Justice”: The Tonic for Narcissists

JusticeThumbby Brad Nelson
Guilt (misplaced guilt) is absolutely central to the problems we face today, both economically and morally. The misplaced guilt by those who have done well and are living well is one of the things tearing us apart.  More » • (844 views)

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Backwards to Socialism

SocialismThumbby Brad Nelson
It is surely deep in our human nature to either want to lead or to follow. From history (particularly the last century) we can see the strong and ultimately tyrannical drive by some to remake society in their image, to substitute people’s individual destinies for their own.  More » • (692 views)

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Movie Review: The Queen

TheQueenby Brad Nelson
I’m a long-time PBS/BBC junkie, so this British film tickles my Masterpiece Theatre fancy. And Helen Mirren is what I call (and I’ll try to use some British understatement) an “accomplished actress.” No…heck, I just can’t do British understatement. She is a near goddess of actresses. More » • (877 views)

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Those Godless Leftists, and Other Thoughts

GodlessHeathenby Brad Nelson
One reason Leftism and atheism often go together is because in the Leftist worldview, people are valued by what they have, not by what they intrinsically are. In the Leftist world view, it is not primary, or perhaps even considered, that people have value as a human being apart from what they own or do, or even what beliefs they hold. More » • (902 views)

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Book Review: Team of Rivals

TeamOfRivalsby Brad Nelson
I fairly recently finished Doris Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals. I was initially inspired to read this book because of the many bizarre comments by the Paultards (aka “Libertarians”) and others regarding Lincoln which tended to be unhinged and exaggerated. More » • (1111 views)

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Movie Review: The Cabin in the Woods

CabinInTheWoodsby Brad Nelson
Speaking of whatever happened to Joss Whedon, I ran across this movie while browsing through Netflix looking for something to watch: More » • (919 views)

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Movie Review: A Shock to the System

ShockToSystemby Brad Nelson
I found this last night while browsing at random the streamable movies on Netflix. I thought, “What? A Michael Caine movie on Netflix that I haven’t seen? And with the Countess of Grantham in it (Elizabeth McGovern)? I’m there!” More » • (697 views)

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