Dear Intellectual Takeout Reader,
I was recently asked: Why does Intellectual Takeout matter?
Ask yourself: How would America be different without Hollywood? How would elections be different without NBC? How differently would our youth think without influences from the music industry? What laws would be different if the media didn’t latch onto pernicious narratives like a junkyard dog with the last bone?
In the ever-evolving landscape of ideas, information, and ideologies, Intellectual Takeout stands as a glowing sign in the night, welcoming rational thinkers in from a media landscape that has rejected us. More practically, we’re a place that gives a platform to the ideas that struggle against the dominant narrative. Without places like Intellectual Takeout, would anyone be able to oppose the Orwellian elements in the media and government? Would anyone even know they were being lied to and manipulated?
Culture shapes man, and man shapes culture. At the moment, much of that cycle seems to be putting America into a downward spiral. Rational discourse and logic have been thrown in the bin, but these are the tools we must use to restore our culture to the vibrant, enriching force it once was.
In a nutshell: The art, the language, and the discourse of a society set the foundation for the political ideologies and policies that emerge and gain influence over society. Which ideas do you want to win?
We, at Intellectual Takeout, work to ensure that the best of Western Civilization remains a part of our culture and that it remains a part of our future. Your future. Your children’s future.
ITO fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of cultural and political dynamics. By addressing a wide range of topics spanning history, philosophy, economics, and social issues, we empower individuals to navigate the intricate web of ideas that shape their views. Our commitment to promoting marginalized perspectives and encouraging thoughtful discourse makes us an important touchstone for cultural and political analysis.
Where other media outlets allow themselves to take the low road, Intellectual Takeout takes the high. I’m very proud of that. Anyone can get dirty fighting a pig. But it takes work and commitment to stay to clean. That’s why, at ITO, we’re not focused on taking down the politician du jur. We’re are focused on laying the groundwork for a great awakening.
By promoting intellectual rigor, we encourage a discerning approach to information consumption, furthering individuals in their quest to make informed decisions as they resist the political and cultural dogma that surrounds them. Those who resist will grow to shape the future. Without them, without us, what would America look like?
So, returning to that question I was asked a week or two ago: Why does Intellectual Takeout matter? I think the core truth here, the reason why we get up every day and fight, is found in answering “Does culture matter?”
And that’s a question I will leave you with, dear reader.