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Movie Review: The Ten Commandments (Blu Ray)

HestonMosesby Brad Nelson
It’s strange. I had always thought of “The Ten Commandments” as a grand, biblical, faith-based story comprised of larger-than-life characters in a larger-than-life setting. And this certainly is a grand film. According to a Wiki article, it was the highest grossing film of 1957. And adjusted for inflation, it’s the fifth-highest grossing film of all time in the U.S. and Canada. More » • (934 views)

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All Together Now, “I hate the rich”

EatTheRichby Brad Nelson
One of the biggest sins these days is to have wealth. Don’t bother telling anybody that you produced that wealth by working hard for it. All that matters is that you have it. By having it, you have more than someone else, which is a sin in the eyes of those who hold equality-of-outcome as the greatest value instead of freedom. More » • (779 views)

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The Pina Colada Song — Your Guide to Writing

TeaPartyThumbby Brad Nelson
I’ve had the Pina Colada Song going through my head all morning. I figure there must be a reason for it. If not, I’ll put that song to some use anyway. More » • (2487 views)

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Stubborn? You Bet — Here’s Why

OldFlagby Brad Nelson
Perhaps there is no such thing as total unselfishness. Everyone has some interest behind what they do. But there certainly are such things as duties and responsibilities. More » • (1365 views)

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The Litter Bag Mentality

Tree Huggerby Brad Nelson
I just thought of the absurdity of litter bags and the mentality behind them while emptying out the few trifles I had in my own car’s litter bag. I don’t like driving around with a litter bag. It just litters up my car. More » • (1060 views)

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Book Review: Up from Slavery

Booker T (thumbnail)by Brad Nelson
After having put this book aside for a while, I finally finished Booker T. Washington’s “Up From Slavery.” You realize just how destructive and pathetic the “civil rights” movement has become (filled with race-mongers such as Jesse Jackson) when you see the approach of a good and decent man. More » • (4956 views)

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Excalibur (Blu Ray) – Retrospective Review

ExcaliburLadyLakeby Brad Nelson
Perhaps the best movie that delves into the Arthurian legend continues to be John Boorman’s 1981 “Excalibur,” a full two hours and twenty that seems to slip by in but a minute. It is, to my mind, the gold standard for the myth. More » • (1002 views)

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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 » • (793 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 » • (838 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 » • (688 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 » • (871 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 » • (885 views)

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