The greatest threat to America, democracy and freedom is that never before has such a large portion of our population been so ashamed and so disdainful of our own history.
Our younger generations know far more about micro-aggressions and safe spaces then what happened on Omaha Beach or Gettysburg.
At every level of our education our youngest minds are being taught that America is merely a deeply flawed, racist and sexist empire built on the backs of exploited indigenous peoples.
Our schools overwhelmingly portray American exceptionalism as merely a tool of a racist, imperialist, colonialist and xenophobic empire.
The reality is that most of our schools and universities are now dominated by a deeply self loathing and anti-western ideology. Self identified leftist professors fill the ranks of our once great universities.
These tenured radicals have made it their mission to churn out a warped and dangerous worldview where victimhood is the greatest currency and where true power comes from wherever one ranks on the hierarchy of the oppressed.
As a result, our citizens are becoming angry, useless and dull creatures that have little to zero capacity for critical thinking or placing logic and reason over raw emotion.
Our own future will be limited if we fail to reject the leftist notion that we are merely the sum of whatever gender, race or class we prescribe to.
We believe this rubbish is self-defeating almost to the point of national suicide.
But as John F. Kennedy once said: “we celebrate the past, to awaken the future”
The Hoplite Reviews’s mission is to provide articles and content for those who still cherish political freedom, free religious expression, free speech, individualism, democracy and open debate.
We believe that many of our traditional educational systems have become corrupt, lazy and toxic and thus our goal is to provide an alternative method to learn and truly appreciate our shared history.
The Hoplite Review seeks to showcase and celebrate the greatest heroes, thinkers, events and ideas of Western Civilization. We seek to draw inspiration and wisdom from the lineage of Marcus Aurelius, Cato and Plutarch to Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Thomas Paine.
Finally, we follow the thread to our worlds greatest minds today. Writers and thinkers like Dennis Prager, Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson and Victor Davis Hanson.
For our country and culture to survive we must find ways to highlight these voices of reason, honor and morality.
Our culture faces a turning point. We are loosing our understanding of American exceptionalism and what it even means to be American.
American history is the story of western civilization. America was not created in a vacuum. Our founding fathers were well steeped in the greatest minds of antiquity. They understood that knowing the past was essential to making a better future.
Our goal is to illuminate these people and events in the lens of historical context and truth.
We seek to examine history with our eyes wide open. Unlike the left, we believe in the rejection of the post modern idea that all truth is subjective, or that individuality is merely the byproduct of whatever group identity you happen to claim.
We live in a world whose foundations were built upon heroic deeds, bloodshed and sacrifice. Brave men and women have lived and died to defend and evolve these ideas.
That could be a soldier on the shores of Marathon or a reverend walking across a bridge in Alabama.
The Hoplite Review is place for those that wish to cherish and examine the ideas that built America into the greatest country ever created. Its also a place to learn and study these ideas in a meaningful way.
We are a melting pot of different races and peoples that share a common culture.
That is why chose a Greek Hoplite as our logo. The Hoplites were citizen solders of Ancient Greece. They were not professional soldiers but simple farmers, thinkers and tradesmen. They were not slaves of the state or paid killers but free men, equal in the eyes of the law.
We believe that these western principles transcend race, creed or economic background. All are welcome to carry the torch. We celebrate any of those that come to this country and believe in the same things.
Our content is always completely free, unfiltered, independent and thought provoking.
Welcome to the Hoplite Review.
e pluribus unum