• Late Victorian Women’s Fashion

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 8th 2020 2:25pm EDT

    Queen Victoria died in 1901. Technically, we are looking at women’s fashion in the Edwardian era to put this shift in perspective. King Edward VII died in 1910 and was succeeded by King George V. Victorian culture ended around 1914 at the start of World War I. Women dressed much more modestly before the big […]

  • The New Woman and 1920s Fashion

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 8th 2020 11:56am EDT

    As we have seen, the “New Woman” who smoked Torches of Freedom was a literary creation of Modernism that originated in Henrik Ibsen’s play The Doll House (1879) and was popularized by Henry James in his novels in the late 19th century. In America, the New Woman became known as the Flapper in the 1920s. […]

  • S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 530 | Meet the NEW New World Order

    Jared Howe - Oct 8th 2020 9:01am EDT

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss — but more EtHniCaLLy DiVeRsE. When Commiela Harris brags about having the support of “seven former Bush cabinet members”, she’s signaling to the world that she’s a globalist and she doesn’t care who knows it. If it seems like the Deep State and the Moneyed Elite […]

  • The Hays Code

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 7th 2020 10:08am EDT

    In the 1920s, millions of Americans began watching Hollywood movies and movie theaters spread across America. Almost as soon as film developed into the preeminent art form of 20th century mass culture, some Americans began to worry that mass entertainment was corrupting morals. The following excerpt comes from Nathan Miller’s New World Coming: The 1920s […]

  • S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 529 | Everybody Knew

    Jared Howe - Oct 7th 2020 8:52am EDT

    The DNI just declassified handwritten notes from former CIA Director John Brennan which reveal that Hillary invented the Russia collusion hoax out of whole cloth to distract the public from her email server scandal, and that everyone from Obama to Biden to Comey to Strzok were briefed on the matter. Wait… what? If they all […]

  • America Is Having a Moral Convulsion

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 6th 2020 3:33pm EDT

    David Brooks has a long new think piece at The Atlantic in which he tries to explain the social breakdown that we are witnessing: The Atlantic: “American history is driven by periodic moments of moral convulsion. The late Harvard political scientist Samuel P. Huntington noticed that these convulsions seem to hit the United States every […]

  • The Rise of Hollywood

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 5th 2020 9:55am EDT

    Editor’s Note: This is a work in progress. When did our age begin? What distinguishes Modern America from Victorian America? The transition between the two began in the 1910s, World War I was the rupture and was complete by the Roaring Twenties. The Lost Generation was the first Modern generation. On one side of this […]

  • S o T o S p e a k | Ep. 528 | Not That Kind of Pizza

    Jared Howe - Oct 5th 2020 9:09am EDT

    Buying pizza for the President’s supporters can sometimes mean different things, depending on who is in office. Trump is rumored to have purchased large quantities of meat lover’s pizza from Little Caesar’s for his supporters who gathered in a “flash mob” outside of Walter Reed Hospital to show their support as he recovers from the […]

  • The Sun Also Rises

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 3rd 2020 2:32pm EDT

    In the 1920s, Franz Boas and his students in the social sciences challenged traditional Victorian beliefs and values in race, sexuality and gender roles in favor of cultural egalitarianism. Meanwhile in the arts and literature, Modernist poets, critics and novelists simultaneously challenged Victorian beliefs and values in manners, morals, beauty, sexuality and gender roles in […]

  • Antiracism, Social Science and the Revolt Against Victorian America

    Occidental Dissent - Oct 3rd 2020 12:40pm EDT

    In the 1910s, Modernism arrived in America. The first Modernists established enclaves in Chicago and Greenwich Village in New York City. Most of the Chicago group ended up moving to Greenwich Village in the years before World War I. In America’s first truly bohemian enclave, anarchists and socialists mixed with progressive liberals and the Modernist […]