At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

Christmas is upon us. Every year for quite some time now conservatives have gone on about the left’s “war” on Christmas.  This year is no exception. Admittedly, more so than at any other time in our past, and courtesy of the recent rise of Faucianity, it is in 2020, under the pretext of combatting “The…

Warriors aren’t born.  They are made. This is the philosophy behind Warrior Flow Combatives, or Warrior Flow. And a Warrior without Ruthless Intent is like a library without books or, more accurate yet, a square without four sides. Ruthless Intent is nothing more or less than the will to crush the Enemy, those who would…

Ruthless Intent is the martial virtue par excellence. Warrior Flow Combatives, or simply Warrior Flow, is rare among the combat arts inasmuch as it unabashedly underscores this fact. While it is, of course, true that all forms of “martial realism” insist upon the distinction between Martial Arts as War (MAW) and Martial Arts as Sport…

Warrior Flow, being a variant as it is of what is commonly known as “World War II Close Quarter Combatives,” prizes the martial virtue of what it refers to as “Ruthless Intent.” Ruthless Intent is nothing more or less than the resolve to “kill the bad guys,” as its founder, retired USMC Lieutenant-Colonel Al Ridenhour,…

Fear.  The most primal and universal of emotions, it is preposterous to think that there are any of us who are immune to it. It’s at least as preposterous to think that politics, the activity of adjusting and continually readjusting human institutions so as to facilitate peaceful co-existence between a society’s members, can somehow lay…

Plato was the student of Socrates, who in turn is widely recognized as “the Father of Western Philosophy.” Socrates, though, was not the West’s first philosopher.  In fact, he and Plato inherited a battery of philosophical problems that, courtesy of those thinkers who are today loosely known as “the pre-Socratics,” was already nearly 200 years…

In the present circumstances, we hear increasingly from conservative media pundits on the need for everyday patriots to “fight back.” Some food for thought: (1)These same pundits—and you know who they are: talk radio hosts, Fox News personalities, and prominent scribblers of prominent renowned publications—have had, in some instances, literally decades to deploy their immense…

“Ruthless Intent” is the term that the combat art of Warrior Flow uses to characterize the mentality that it aims to instill in its students. Ruthless Intent, to put it simply, is the will to kill. More exactly, it is the will to kill “the bad guys,” as its founder, USMC Lieutenant-Colonel Al Ridenhour, says.…

As decent, law-abiding, God-fearing human beings throughout the country (and the world) behold the spectacle of the wicked laying waste to scores of American cities while state and federal governments appear either incapable of stopping the lawlessness or unwilling to do so, some of us…train. Some of us spend each and everyday training to develop…

For as outrageous, as evil, as it is, from the Attack on America of 2020 that is unfolding in cities and states around the country some good has come. First, given the abruptness with which it’s been upstaged by domestic terrorists, the COVID-19 “Pandemic Crisis” can now be seen for the contrived crisis that some…

Jack Kerwick
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Jack Kerwick

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy from Temple University, a master's degree in philosophy from Baylor University, and a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from Wingate University. I teach philosophy at several colleges in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania areas.

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