Woke and Woker: The Shared Thought Processes of Conspiracy Theory and Critical Theory
There are many theories, accusations, and suggestions that a conspiracy may exist, but a Conspiracy Theory worldview works via the same unfalsifiable circular logic as woke critical theories that claim presenting evidence against them is proof their theories are correct.Read more
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Foundation of Our Faith: The First Vision in Church Publication and Film
Did the Restoration begin with Joseph Smith’s First Vision? Or did it begin with the Book of Mormon and the visions of the angel Moroni? The Latter-Day Saint perspective on that question has changed significantly: It took until 1976 for a film featuring the First Vision to be madeRead more
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“Infrastructure” Bill: Can We Trust the Government With Anything?
In the U.S. we theoretically have a republic, a system in which the scope of laws and extent of authority is limited by textual contractual agreement. But what good is any contract in a world where “infrastructure” means the creation of a “Civilian Climate Corps”?Read more
‘1820’ Could be the Best Latter-Day Saint Musical Since ‘Saturday’s Warrior’
But for now, the search for the great Latter-Day Saint musical continues. George D. Nelson’s new ‘1820: The Musical’ is more consistent and less likely to cause the audience to cringe, but like ‘Saturday’s Warrior’ and ‘My Turn on Earth,’ it’s a musical with great songs and moments and yet fails to be a great…Read more
For Mayor de Blasio, CRT Really is Just a Tool
Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City announced the first wide-scale vaccine passport system in the U.S., the so-called “Excelsior Pass.” The few objections from the left to this scheme are not concerned with the inherent impracticality and immorality of regulating personal behavior, but with the disproportionate impact the requirement will have…Read more
Zuckerberg is the First to Stop Clapping
Documentarian Ken Burns says that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg “belongs in jail” for allowing conservative “misinformation” on the site. Strangely, some conservatives say he has a point.Read more
Facebook Censorship Empowers Falsehoods
Conversation is necessary for understanding, scrutiny is the source of scientific knowledge, and opposition is the forge of experience. Social media censorship is designed to prevent these, and drives people to hoaxes, propaganda, and conspiracy theories in the process.Read more
The Authoritarian Moment is an (Incomplete) Complete Formulation of Shapiro’s Thesis on the New Left
Ben Shapiro’s latest book condenses a year’s worth of talking points into an overall theory about the series of recent trends perpetuated by the new left in an authoritarian attempt to silence dissent. But there are important questions that need to be reckoned with if there is to be a cohesive resistance against the authoritarian…Read more
‘Witnesses’ is a Rare Surprise
I’m a notorious Grinch on the subject of religious film. I have a theory that the standards for religious films are so low because they only tell the audience what they want to hear. But Witnesses is a movie that understands that its role is not to be a sermon or a polemic, but an…Read more
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