Author: Boethius

 “Ode To A Nightingale” by John Keats

The Romantics weren’t without their flaws, to be sure, but not all their works were mushy pap. Keats, out of all the Romantics, heard, if ever so faintly, the softly blowing horns of Elfland. He saw, if just a bit, the courts of the Elf-king. We Men of the West are a practical lot. That doesn’t mean we won’t deal with those marked by fey folk, we just do so cautiously.   “Ode To A Nightingale” by John Keats My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, Or emptied some...

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“The Gods of the Copybook Headings” by Rudyard Kipling

Editor’s Note: Yes, we have posted this poem before, but it is that good. Here, Boethius also provides a little commentary. We quote Kipling a lot around here. His piercing vision was far and his mastery of English plants phrases in the mind not easily discarded and are nigh unforgettable. “The Gods of the Copybook Headings” gives the reader the tools to flense away the cruft of lies the modern world spins in a feverish attempt to obscure the truth. Laid bare of the protective layers lies, the false gods cannot stand. The Gods of the Copybook Headings await...

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Trump Tweets vs CNN Media Empire

All future Presidential candidates’ social media usage will be compared to Trump’s. Trump rode a wave into the White House due to no small part his use of social media, specifically Twitter. (Twitter, as a company, probably won’t last more that eighteen months but the service could live on.) His tweets are the stuff of legends and he keeps getting more reaction from each one.  This latest one, the one from the WWE and he clotheslines CNN, sparked off a chain reaction that could sink CNN. Here’s the timeline as I understand it: Trump Tweets meme: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/881503147168071680. CNN FREAKS...

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The Devil’s Pattern

As Christians, we accept two great Truths. God lives and evil is real. We accept there’s an architect to this evil, commonly referred to as Satan or the Devil. Although the adversary’s ways are subtle, and his lies are soft and appealing, his plan is always the same: subvert, pervert, and invert.  He’s been doing that since the start. In the Garden, God gave Adam and Eve one command: don’t eat the fruit. Satan shows up, his first act was to start subverting. “So let me get this straight, Eve baby, you can’t eat from any of the trees,...

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Modern Galt’s Gulch

Ayn Rand might have a Godless nutcase in the end, but we have to recognize that, despite failing at logic with a dedication mostly reserved for the most zealous cult member, she was very good at rhetoric. Very good. In her well-known novel, Atlas Shrugged, her ubermensch, John Galt, in order to pursue his own dreams and interests, strikes out on his own to escape the oppressive Collectivism controlling the human spirit. He creates “Galt’s Gulch,” a secret enclave of like minded people, working for themselves. This made sense to me. I could see that sort of thing happening....

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