For the past few weeks I’ve been pushing my SubscribeStar page more regularly, as readers have no-doubt noticed. I’ve picked up one subscriber; naturally, I hope more will sign up!
Here’s the pitch: I post a new, original essay exclusively to my SubscribeStar page every Saturday. I also made #MAGAWeek2019 a SubscribeStar exclusive—that’s four posts about people or ideas that made America great (this year’s list: John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, President Trump’s Independence Day Speech, and fast food). For just $1/month, you get access to these essays.
To put that in perspective: I’ll probably buy a pizza today for $12. That’s what a one-year subscription to my SubscribeStar page will cost. That’s at least fifty-two (52) original pieces, not including bonus content and current and future #MAGAWeek posts.
Even if you can’t read them on the Saturday they’re released, they will always be there! And with new content every week, your subscription gains value with each post. Right now there are ten SubscribeStar exclusive posts, including the #MAGAWeek2019 ones, and that number will continue to grow.
I’ll also post additional special content from time-to-time, in the vein of the #MAGAWeek2019 posts. The long-contemplated Portly Politico Podcast, should it ever launch, will also be exclusive to SubscribeStar.
With all that said, this week’s edition of Lazy Sunday is dedicated to looking at the great SubscribeStar Saturday posts that are already on the site (excluding the #MAGAWeek2019 posts, which were the subject of last week’s Lazy Sunday).
- “The Portly Politico Summer Reading List 2019” – The long-awaited successor to “The Portly Politico Summer Reading List 2016,” this list of recommended summer reads will give you plenty of conservative brain food to feed your mind and your soul. I give detailed reviews of my four recommendations.
- “Asserting Conservatism” – This essay argues for defining conservatism in positive—that is, on its own—terms, rather than as merely against the Left. Standing athwart history, shouting “STOP” was a necessary step in the Buckleyite days of old-school National Review, when international Communism threatened to infiltrate and topple our institutions. Culture Marxists have accomplished what Soviet Marxists could not, and it’s time to push back, not merely stem the tide. Doing so will require a vigorous articulation and defense of conservatism—and a willingness to fight against Leftists.
- “Christians Protect Other Faiths” – Christianity gets a bad shake, considering it built Western civilization (with an alley-oop from ancient Greece, Rome, and Israel). The tolerance Christianity teaches is a boon to believers of other faiths, as Christ teaches conversion through persuasion, and the basic dignity of all people, Jew and Gentile.
- “Immigration and Drugs” – This piece pulls from a couple of posts at VDARE.com, which linked illegal immigration from south of the United States border to the opioid crisis. One solution from the author: bomb the poppy fields in Mexico, not just Afghanistan.
- “Mid-Atlantic Musings” – During #MAGAWeek2019, I was in New Jersey. This post is a reflection of my visit (spoiler alert: I very much enjoyed it). It also details my one-day trip to Coney Island, which is basically Myrtle Beach in Brooklyn.
- “The Real Color of Environmentalism is Red, Not Green” – Yesterday’s post, in which I compare Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ludicrous Green New Deal to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s original New Deal. Both rely on excessive federal and executive power, and the Green will ruin the economy and our nation just the way the original one did.
So, there you have it! There’s a lot of great material, with more coming every Saturday. Please consider subscribing to my SubscribeStar page for just $1 (or more!) per month to gain access to these and other essays.
Happy (and Lazy!) Sunday!
Other Lazy Sunday Installments:
- Lazy Sunday – APR Pieces
- Lazy Sunday II – Lincoln Posts
- Lazy Sunday III – Historical Moments
- Lazy Sunday IV – Christianity
- Lazy Sunday V – Progressivism, Part I
- Lazy Sunday VI – Progressivism, Part II
- Lazy Sunday VII – Deep State
- Lazy Sunday VIII – Conservatism
- Lazy Sunday IX – Economics, Part I
- Lazy Sunday X – Economics, Part II
- Lazy Sunday XI – Walls
- Lazy Sunday XII – Space
- Lazy Sunday XIII – Immigration
- Lazy Sunday XIV – Gay Stuff
- Lazy Sunday XV – Work
- Lazy Sunday XVI – #MAGAWeek2018
- Lazy Sunday XVII – #MAGAWeek2019