James Bowman reviews Disney’s “Frozen”, & its frozen ideology

Summary:  James Bowman reviews Disney's Frozen, looking beneath the animation to show how it reflects the changing nature of women in America. That makes the film even more interesting -- to people interesting in the New America rising on the ashes of the America-that-once-was. Better or worse? You decide.   Film review of Frozen: "Frozen … Continue reading James Bowman reviews Disney’s “Frozen”, & its frozen ideology

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Review of “Sully”: an example of fake history in the making

Summary:  James Bowman describes a small but telling example of making fake news in the film Sully, showing how Hollywood turns an episode of skillful piloting into a fake morality tale about a heroic individual vs. an irrational bureaucracy. People watch films and learn not just about the specific incidents depicted, but also the larger lessons … Continue reading Review of “Sully”: an example of fake history in the making

Sources of inspiration for America’s renewal

Summary:  Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To gain anything, something of equal value must be given.  That is life's First Law of Equivalent Exchange, and applies to thing tangible and intangible -- matter, energy, and spirit.  When America learns this we will be back on our true path. As describe in … Continue reading Sources of inspiration for America’s renewal

“Some people just want to see the world burn”

Summary:  This is the first post in a series.  The next is 4GW in India - more people who want to watch the world burn. It’s not about India, or specific religions.  This is the dark side of humanity, a battle that has to be fought each generation.  Sometimes the battle goes poorly, as these killers … Continue reading “Some people just want to see the world burn”

Losing touch with our past weakens us

At what point does a nation move from attempting to grow and evolve beyond its past, to considering its past illegitimate -- and then forgetting it?  What effect does this have on a people? 21st century America offers a surfeit of examples, from recasting the Founders as racists builders of an aristocratic or plutocratic society … Continue reading Losing touch with our past weakens us

James Bowman shares his insights about America from the election

Over the centuries many art critics have provided trenchant insights into their culture.  Today such people are most often conservatives, perhaps because their viewpoint is so alien to the liberal or leftist ideologies dominant in the West's artistic communities.  Two leading examples are the Canadian Mark Steyn and James Bowman. Here is an excerpt which … Continue reading James Bowman shares his insights about America from the election

Symptoms of a fever afflicting America’s culture

Symptoms of a fever afflicting America's culture. "Hollywood's Hero Deficit", James Bowman, July/August 2008 "Red Hoax Blue Hoax", Ann Coulter, 29 October 2008 -- About the plague of fake hate crimes. Both are, each in their own way, serious symptoms of underlying weakness or even illness in America's culture.  As usual, self-awareness is the first … Continue reading Symptoms of a fever afflicting America’s culture