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Good morning everyone,
I come to you humbled. I look pathetic and defeated, like a homeless person, but not a scary diverse homeless person who will ruin your meal by suddenly shouting in the street right next to the plate glass window of the restaurant you’re eating in because he’s high on Chinese synthetic weed, rather like a good natured and articulate white homeless person from a holiday movie made in the 1940s who’s really only homeless because his business partner stole the deed to the charity amusement park he was running for retarded children. He needs just $5 dollars to help carry out his harebrained scheme to get it all back, and I need $5 too…
I’m really happy with how this Substack has gone so far. In about 30 days, I’ve put out more than 30 articles. These articles are honestly pretty fun to write, and it’s been nice to be able to substantively explore issues that I could only brush over in 180 characters on Twitter.
The different medium has also given me the incentive to do a lot more formal research, allowing me to make connections between events that I never would have found otherwise (I don’t know if you where aware of this, but the 1921 Teapot Dome scandal was actually an apocalyptic soft communist coup akin to Watergate). The first classic game night with the Patrician Ultraman Group (P. U. G.) was really fun, the most fun I’ve had in quite some time. I can’t wait for the second game night later this month (secret server info has already gone out to P.U.G members).
Putting this stuff together takes time, and I’m not in a position where I can work for free. I’m extremely thankful to everyone who has become a paid subscriber already. This is an enormous help to me personally. Please, if you’ve enjoyed the free articles written on this Substack, become a paid subscriber right now. It’s only $5 a month, upgrading takes just a few seconds. New subscribers make a real difference in my life and help support my work. If just 1/4th of 1% of the monthly viewers on this Substack became paid subscribers, I’d never have to ask again.
Below are the history articles available exclusively to paid subscribers. There are many more paid-exclusive articles that have already been written and will be posted in the coming weeks. I’m trying to create a new history of the First Red Scare (1917-1920), pushing back against the leftist revisionist narrative that has been building for close to a century around this very important period. I’m also going to be exploring little known aspects of the Russian Civil War (1917-1921) and other related conflicts around that same time. The material is very relevant to today and cool in its own right. In a way, this research is my own amusement park for retarded children. All these articles been well received by readers so far and I think you would really enjoy them.
General Wrangel asks "What's in a name?" (Paid) - Charts the changing names of the White Army during the Russian Civil War, and the efforts of General Wrangel to finally cut the Gordian Knot of identity in a grand struggle
The 1932 Bonus Army scandal was always communist propaganda (Paid) - Gives a rundown of the infamous gathering of 20,000 veterans with 20,000 other followers in Washington, DC that ended with the US military running everyone out at bayonet point. Surprise: it was a communist psyop
How Marshal Mannerheim saved his country by quitting and telling everyone to fuck off (Paid) - An introduction to the 1918 Finnish Civil War (more on this to come) and the actions that led to Marshal Mannerheim, the national hero of Finland, rising to his role of supreme commander of anti-communist forces
Sacco and Vanzetti were always guilty (Paid) - Provides an overview of the Sacco and Vanzetti case, placing it within the context of the surrounding leftwing terror wave and other unrest. Although a “wrongfully accused” narrative has been built around the pair over the last century, it turns out that the evidence against them was pretty overwhelming and they were both members of a terrorist network
In March 1914, socialist mobs invaded and shook-down churches all over New York City (Paid) - Provides an introduction to the socialist/anarchist International Workers of the World union by detailing a series of violent “protests” they staged in New York City during an economic downturn, targeting local churches. It turns out that people didn’t like the “Wobblies” for pretty understandable reasons
Anarchists almost blew up St. Patrick's Cathedral in 1915 (Paid) - Gives an introduction to anarchist terrorism of the period by recounting the fall of the “Bresci Circle” after a conspiracy to blow up a cathedral in New York City was discovered and infiltrated by the (then brand-new) NYPD bomb squad. The investigation itself is interesting but the trial afterwards, in which liberal lawyers created a bogus civil rights controversy to distract from the bombing, is perhaps more revealing
Paid subscribers also have access to the ongoing Watch-along articles, which offer commentary, trivia, and discussion on TV episodes or movies. The first series is The North Water, about an ill-fated arctic voyage. We should be wrapping up this series this weekend. I think people like these posts.
Finally, members of the Patrician Ultraman subscription tier (just $15 more than the regular annual subscription) have access to monthly classic game nights. The first classic game was Zombie Panic! Source and it went so well that we’re going to be having a second game night later this month.
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Thank you again. Here’s to many more months in the books!
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