Marking the Fascist’s Manifesto: An American Historian’s Views on the 1776 Commission’s Report

Grade: F (for Fascism) – 1776 Commission Report PDF – Fully Marked This report seeks to “summariz[e] the principles of the American founding and how those principles have shaped our country” by “truthfully recounting the aspirations and actions of the men and women who sought to build America as a shining ‘city upon a hill’” (1). This report is dangerously partisan, filled with errors and erroneous assertions, and irreputable having cited and been written by zero historians of American history. This report claims to be writing a history of American principles “that is ‘accurate, honest, unifying, inspiring, and ennobling’.” (1) …

Standing Up for Your Beliefs at Christmas

With the holiday season upon us, we at Impressions of America wanted to establish something once and for all, to provide a firm stance behind which we stand united. It’s important to us this year, as it is every year and all year round, to come together with our loved ones ideologically and to stand for the values and convictions that make us who we are. If you can’t stand behind your opinions, your values, the things that get you out of bed in the morning to say, “Good morning, America,” then what is the point?  We at Impressions want …

Every Day is Election Day: Living Through History

There is a popular meme from the 2019 film Marriage Story which depicts Adam Driver’s character angrily shouting at his former partner (Scarlet Johansson), then thumping the wall with his fist, before finally collapsing to the ground, sobbing at the feet of his partner. The key piece of dialogue in this scene, and the title of the meme, is “every day I wake up”. The meme has been used in every conceivable manner across the internet, as is the way with popular memes, but it’s true purpose, I believe, is to depict the current political landscape, one where every day …

Can the President Get Away with Murder?

In January 2016, then Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump stood before an audience in Iowa and stated, “The polls. They say I have the most loyal people, did you ever see that? Where I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s like incredible.” These remarks at the time garnered backlash from the Democrats and the left, but overall didn’t seem to make a difference to his base in the Electoral College, as he went on to win the election later that year.  Four years later, we are coming …

Sympathy for the Devil – Trump gets COVID-19

It is unsurprising that an elderly man who doesn’t believe in wearing a mask or taking safety precautions during a global pandemic has tested positive for a highly contagious pathogenic viral infection. What makes it newsworthy is that the person is the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. And Trump isn’t alone in testing positive for COVID-19: from White House aide Nick Luna to right-wing loudmouth Chris Christie, Republicans are receiving coronavirus tests like they’re NRA kickbacks. But what about the Democrats? What has their reaction been? Well, for the ones highest up the political ladder, it has …

Politicians as Mythical Creatures

In a riveting speech by Kimberly “Banshee” Guilfoyle’s boyfriend, Don Jr. described Joe Biden as “basically the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp.” Given his surface level understanding of the Scottish Gaelic word “loch” and Vaughn’s background in paleo-cryptozoology, we thought we could do better. Let us know in the comments how we did or how you’d assign the politicians. Joe Biden – Ouroboros A copy of a 1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos Joe Biden is less of the Loch Ness Monster and far more of an ouroboros, the mythical snake depicted as swallowing its own tail. Presidential Candidate Biden …

Left on Voting Biden

I’m going to attempt to explain my frustration with the myriad posts I’m seeing of people not wanting to vote for Biden or at all. This is my frustration alone, and it is absolutely your right to vote however you like. I just need to get this out. I’m going to start with a bombshell first to white people: In my view, it is white privilege to actively choose not to vote this November. (Actively choose as opposed to systemic disenfranchisement preventing you from voting). What I mean by this is that you’ve witnessed the last four years, you’ve seen …

Voting Options in Every State

Voting in 2020 has become a hot issue on the national stage, but fear not! There are many voting options available for the General Election on November 3, 2020. To help you find your options, below is an alphabetical list of every state’s regulations for voting with alternatives where available for voting by mail and links to the election council’s website for further information. Below each state’s policy is a quote from their sites detailing how to return your ballot in in-person options.  To quickly run through these options:  Some states offer in-person Early Voting. This means that you might …

DOJ Approves the Termination of the Paramount Consent Decrees

The Department of Justice announced today their decision to initiate the process of terminating the Paramount Consent Decrees. The Decrees were decided in the Supreme Court case United States vs. Paramount Pictures, Inc in 1948, a decision that found the existing distribution system in Hollywood was in violation of US anti-trust laws. In effect, the Paramount Decrees stopped Hollywood studios from fine-tuning vertical integration and consolidating even more power than they had already accumulated in the first few decades of the 20th century. Vertical integration in Hollywood historically is a system of controlling the production, distribution, and exhibition of outputs, effectively cornering all …

The Presidential Candidate is Missing – A Political Strategy

On a recent episode of our podcast we discussed the political thriller The President Is Missing, written by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, in which the president does indeed go missing for 36 hours. By contrast, President Donald Trump is never out of the spotlight – be that in person or via Twitter. For many people in America, Trump is considered not only dangerous and embarrassing, but also exhausting.By comparison, Joe Biden is much lower energy and this contrast may prove advantageous in November’s election. While Trump uses this seeming lack of exertion against Biden – calling him “Sleepy Joe” …