Will You Be My Disposable Valentine?  Sign Here.

Will You Be My Disposable Valentine? Sign Here.

Geoffrey Botkin
February 14, 2015

“A dog, a woman, and a walnut tree; the more you beat them, the better they be.”

So goes the centuries-old English proverb about romance and human affection. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, British fantasy-pornographer Erika Mitchell has revived this cruel idea in a major motion picture. In Mitchell’s narrative, an innocent college girl is deceived, tormented and abused for the apparent sexual gratification of the criminal doing the beating. True to the proverb, the story suggests that the victim is the better for it, and now millions of filmgoers worldwide are lining up for a prurient peek at this perversion of romance and human affection.

Let Every New Year Find You a Better Man

Let Every New Year Find You a Better Man

Geoffrey Botkin
December 29, 2014

He was a poor runaway kid from Boston who worked his entire life to achieve “wealth and distinction,” and every year he resolved to succeed in new ways. He was smart. He was disciplined. He became a master of yearly resolutions, and then famous for his resolutions, because they were regarded by the culture of his day as wise and moral. But he was fooling almost everyone. His name was Franklin. Ben Franklin.

The Art of Villainy

The Art of Villainy

Geoffrey Botkin
December 16, 2014

How would you like to be known as a villain? How would you like villainy to be your personal brand? If that is your aspiration, you need to know how to be a "proper" villain. Tom Hiddleston can school you, with precision, in the ways of iconic evil.

The Hollywood Bible Translation

The Hollywood Bible Translation

Geoffrey Botkin
December 12, 2014

For the Los Angeles film industry, Bible epics have always been about earnings. Especially the extra earnings that can be gleaned from the church demographic. This year the demographic known as “the stupid demographic”1 paid Hollywood to reboot their favorite name-brand Bible characters.

A Thanksgiving Message

A Thanksgiving Message

Geoffrey Botkin
November 27, 2014

This Thanksgiving we honor men and women who were willing to be serious about an issue most modern Americans do not take seriously: freedom. The Pilgrims understood that there was an historic battle between two definitions of freedom, and they risked everything to line up on the right side.

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A Message From Geoffrey Botkin

Geoffrey Botkin

Why do historians call the family “the basic unit of society?” Because families build and then preserve the foundations of civilization. Parents and children can work together and learn together and create the very fabric of culture. When families know what they’re doing, the adventure of family life is stimulating beyond description. And home life becomes happy and highly rewarding. The families here at Western Conservatory are on an exhilarating mission to find and publish the lost secrets and tools families need to build the future. We are extraordinarily optimistic about the 21st century because we see so many American families rediscovering solid ground and a vision for freedom. Come with us on this journey of faith and promise. Let’s build the future together.

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