Category: Culture

Moviegoers, Oscars flip off elite progressives as "Green Book" captures "Best Picture"

“Green Book” won the Best Picture Oscar. Horrors! Oh, the humanity!! Here are some of the headlines that attempt to shame the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the dastardly deed: Top Critics Vent as ‘Green Book’ Tops Oscars, Did ‘Green Book’ win the Oscar just because it makes white people feel good?... Read more »

Controversial psychology study affirms importance of fathers

The American Psychological Association has raised a stink by concluding that traditional masculinity is bad, bad and bad. It’s hard to argue that something’s not wrong with some men when they represent 80 percent of arrests for violent crimes, 97 percent of mass shootings, a suicide rate that’s three and a half times greater than women and almost... Read more »

Sick of the fighting? See "Green Book"

Sick of the fighting that is tearing America apart? Then get thee to a theater now  to watch the captivating and calming “Green Book.” Rotten Tomatoes describes it this way: When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist,... Read more »
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My no-name generation

Here’s my contribution to the coming edition to the “casual” section of The Weekly Standard: For some reason yet to be fathomed, the 50 million Americans born between the greatest generation and the baby boomers were never assigned a name—at least not one widely recognizable. I’m in it, and that’s just fine by me. Living in... Read more »

Is "black eye" a racist microaggression?

Far be it from me, a privileged white man, to define “black eye” as a racist microaggression. The sensitivity police, who find racism, trigger warnings and hate speech everywhere, somehow have missed this one. Here I’ve beaten them to the punch. For the uninitiated, microgressions are: … the everyday verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, snubs, or insults, whether intentional... Read more »

Arrrgh! Christmas music on my radio already

This morning I heard Christmas music on my radio, SiriusXM (Channel 70). Someone told me that she had already seen Christmas decorations in some stores, more than a week before Halloween. I love Christmas. But this? Stop it. Stop it right now! PLEASE. dennis@dennisbyrne.net www.dennisbyrne.net My historical novel: Madness: The War of 1812 Type your... Read more »
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Uh oh, Memorial Day might have originated in the Confederacy

Perhaps that will trouble the hard left fanatics who want to scrub the nation clean of anything that recalls the Confederacy. And who labels anyone who doesn’t agree with the militants a racist and someone who longs for the return of the good old days of slavery. President Lyndon Johnson and Congress in their infinite... Read more »

In the 1940s and '50s we didn't have mass school shootings

I’ll get to the “why” shortly. First, the undeniable fact is that the number of school shootings is increasing.* Just in the last few days, there have been two–one stymied by hero Mark Dallas at Dixon High School in north-central Illinois  and two days later the one at a Santa Fe High School near Houston in which 10 people were... Read more »

Candace Owens: Get ready for a mass exodus of black people from the Democrat Party

Understanding Candace Owens, the woman who ignited the Kanye West controversy. It was Candace Owens, communication director for Turning Point USA*, whose scolding of Black Lives Matter promoted superstar Kanye West to tweet that he likes the way she thinks. Since then, she and West have been dragged over the racist coals, fueled by progressives whose heads... Read more »
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The cultural (mis)appropriation of St. Patrick's Day

Now comes the latest offense…. Wait, I can’t say it’s the latest, because these things keep popping up every day. Well, for me, cultural (mis)appropriation is relatively new. Some examples: A white guy wears dreadlocks. Black Americans wearing African-style clothing. Wearing a Native American feather headdress. Actors performing in roles not of their race or ethnicity. (Except,... Read more »
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