The Rings of Power: The good, the bad, and the Spielberg

Beyond the accusations of woke casting or challenges modernizing Christian morality, the problem has always been that no one alive can write on the level required to realize Tolkien’s vision.  Tolkien was a master of his craft and a singular genius, one of the greatest writers who ever lived and widely considered the greatest of… Continue reading The Rings of Power: The good, the bad, and the Spielberg

Amazon’s woke take on Tolkien provokes another racial controversy

The announcement that there will be elves, dwarves, and other species of color prompts Tolkien purists to claim Amazon Studios is destroying the franchise, which of course prompts accusations of racism and bigotry from the usual suspects.  Of course, few bother to consider that elves and dwarves aren’t real and aren’t human at all… Last… Continue reading Amazon’s woke take on Tolkien provokes another racial controversy

2112: Revisiting Rush’s prophetic masterpiece in the age of computers and the technocracy

The Canadian power trio’s fourth album was a turning point in their career and their most commercially successful effort at the time. It is also perhaps their most prophetic.  Long before our digital age, 2112 is a story of a world controlled by computers, where creativity and individuality is crushed by an all powerful government,… Continue reading 2112: Revisiting Rush’s prophetic masterpiece in the age of computers and the technocracy

The Wheel of Time turns into a big-budget TV adaptation, but will the original author finally get the credit he deserves?

Robert Jordan created the most complex, detailed, and intricate fantasy world in the history of literature, but few people outside the genre know his name.  As Amazon’s The Wheel of Time prompts comparisons to Game of Thrones, it’s worth considering the extent of Robert Jordan’s genius and whether audiences have the patience to see it… Continue reading The Wheel of Time turns into a big-budget TV adaptation, but will the original author finally get the credit he deserves?

Superman is gay, or at least bisexual, James Bond should be a woman, minority, or gay, and Tolkien needs a woke makeover

It’s past time to admit the stewards of these legendary works don’t really like the source material all that much, so they insist on tearing it down in the name of diversity until it becomes unrecognizable.  Sadly, it’s the same impulse driving the progressive left and Critical Race Theory. This week D.C. Comics announced that… Continue reading Superman is gay, or at least bisexual, James Bond should be a woman, minority, or gay, and Tolkien needs a woke makeover

Surprise, you don’t own your phone, your tablet, laptop, or any part of the internet

Amazon, Apple, and Google wipe Parler from the web, our phones, and our computers, but have no problem supporting murderous regimes, protecting terrorists, and helping organize mobs tearing down statues.  What’s wrong with this picture? The internet isn’t free.  A top-flight phone costs around a thousand dollars, plus the monthly service fee to keep it… Continue reading Surprise, you don’t own your phone, your tablet, laptop, or any part of the internet

It’s past time to follow the money on coronavirus

Hundreds of billions of dollars is flowing, the media is making instant celebrities, and Big Tech is reaping huge rewards, can anyone say conflict of interest? The media and the experts refuse to talk about it, but coronavirus is big business in the United States. We’re currently conducting around 2,000,000 tests per day with the… Continue reading It’s past time to follow the money on coronavirus

Who are the real authoritarians now?

Banning books, blocking the press, restricting movement, and making lists, the left goes all in on creeping facism For the past four years, the left and their enablers in the mainstream media, have endlessly repeated the refrain that Trump is an “authoritarian.”  In September, Politico blared that “Trump is an Authoritarian.  So Are Millions of… Continue reading Who are the real authoritarians now?