Joe Long

About Joe Long

Joe Long lives in Cayce, South Carolina. He holds a master's degree in history from Georgia College and State University. He has a very patient wife, five homeschooled children, and a job.

The Trans-Right Tantrum

In a now familiar scenario, a man with a cherished sense of identity, understanding himself to be something that he’s not, threw a tantrum because someone else refused to play along. It’s true that the experience of “playing pretend” can be diminished, when someone else refuses to be part of your fantasy world.

By | 2019-01-04T21:32:27+00:00 January 4th, 2019|

Simple Acts of Anti-Sabotage: Rules for Counterrevolutionaries

If logical argument is the Right’s “Maginot Line,” a defense against attacks from other directions entirely; if winning rational argument doesn’t actually help much in our Society of Feelz, then how do we counterattack the Left in ways that matter? What can an individual do to check this so-called progress and even roll

By | 2018-11-07T01:02:35+00:00 November 7th, 2018|

Logical Argument: The Culture War’s ‘Maginot Line’

One of the greatest feats of 20th-century military engineering, has gone down in history as a byword for futility. During the 1930s the French government, preparing for a resurgent Germany, created a massive system of fixed fortifications along its border with Germany that became known as the Maginot Line. All of the lessons

By | 2018-10-31T22:49:58+00:00 November 1st, 2018|

Cory Booker’s Commodus Moment

This is the closest I’ll get to an ‘I am Spartacus’ moment.” Thus spake U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who “violated (a) rule knowingly” in an attempt to obstruct the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. Or, if we want to be more realistic in understanding what he did, he turned his party’s futile gestures

By | 2018-09-07T10:56:42+00:00 September 7th, 2018|

Culture War Profiteers

For shrewd corporations, wars can offer opportunities. Our national “cold Civil War” is no exception. A few years ago, for instance, when Chick-fil-A found itself a prominent target of Progressive pressure, it benefited enormously thereby, as customers rallied in support. Today while cultural hostility sometimes blocks the restaurant’s expansion into new areas, it also

By | 2018-09-06T10:30:30+00:00 September 6th, 2018|

Denying McCain’s Last Wishes

A wonderful book for young people is Hero Tales from American History. That book was an effort by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge to instill American values into the nation’s youth through brief historical and biographical essays. It’s a book that deserves a 21st-century update, adding heroes from the intervening century. If

By | 2018-08-30T15:12:43+00:00 August 30th, 2018|

CNN’s Blinkered Understanding of World Religions

This brief CNN article is a masterpiece of misdirection.  Never the word "Islam," but we do get:"Boy was expected to return as Jesus”"Prosecutors alleged the family came to New Mexico to prepare for Abdul-Ghani's return as Jesus, so they could undertake ‘violent actions’ against the government."So…were these freaks, “Jesus freaks”?  No, but CNN would

By | 2018-08-14T12:59:59+00:00 August 14th, 2018|

The Jacket and the Jackasses

A lady wore a jacket, on a ramp onto a plane; Predictably, the media went instantly insane. There arose at once amongst them, quite an angry cry and hue “I really don't care,” declared her jacket—then, it asked, “Do u?” The spelling was lamentable, I’ll readily admit— Yet clearly, it was not that

By | 2018-06-22T08:08:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|