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Ethan Imaap has sought le bon mot, brotherly camaraderie, and God's favor since childhood. Over the course of two decades as an editor and writer he's covered commercial and recreational fishing in New England, life on Cape Cod, and how to discern good knives from bad while at a prestigious knife publication. Most recently, his efforts supported America's strong hunting tradition while calling out its saboteurs. He spent one year, 1991-'92, in the U.S. Army, mostly at Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. His thin claim to valor consists of getting accepted at such a prestigious institution in the first place, not washing out, and never falling out of a road march—and he's sticking to it! He looks up to all the knights and ladies he met along the way, continually reaching out to them as he shares his thoughts on the strategic and spiritual battle for America's soul at StormTheCulture.com.

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God’s Road Map for Resisting Nefarious Technology
Ethan Imaap 6/20/2021 1:04 PM


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Ever notice how ethical treatments of artificial intelligence always seem to come from the politically correct side of the aisle—even when approached from a Christian perspective? To follow God we must put away our anger and pugnacity in order to walk in love and peace. Yet, each day more of our religion is being used against us, to make us stand down, to mold us into conformity.


At 150, Is The NRA Still Worthy of Our Support?
Ethan Imaap 6/16/2021 1:01 PM
The NRA turns 150 this year. Two Union generals, George Wingate and Ambrose Burnside, founded the organization to address the deplorable marksmanship of Union soldiers compared to their Confederate counterparts. The founders knew that preserving the American culture of small arms proficiency would aid in maintaining the country’s long-term independence and the liberty of its citizens’,


Deepening Your Religious Practice Is Resistance
Ethan Imaap 6/13/2021 1:04 PM
It’s a wonder to me why communists like China’s President Xi Jinping seek to wipe out Christianity. Evil people point to bible passages to keep people from fighting their enslavement, no matter the form it takes: human trafficking, abusive marriages, work discrimination.


“Turn,” If You’re A Patriot Spy, You’re A Tart
Ethan Imaap 6/9/2021 1:04 PM
Ever watch an historical military movie or television production and the book nerd in the group is entirely turned off to the experience by a single incorrect guidon? “Gettysburg” comes to mind. Wristwatch tan lines, paved roads, contrails in the distance—whatever. But that guidon… That guidon represents precision. If you can’t get the details of the troop movements correct, then you shouldn’t be making a movie about the most significant battle of the Civil War.


The Military Grace Notes of Winnie-The-Pooh
Ethan Imaap 6/6/2021 1:04 PM
The thing about writing is that often the author is consciously operating at both a surface story layer and a subtext, but subconsciously, God can take the writing to a place the author never envisioned. Obviously, God is the author of all, and those of us who write are merely conduits for whatever particular thing He might want to convey to a certain audience. He doesn’t take over to the point where there’s nothing of the author present in the work; he works within the author’s true loves and interests. The partnership makes the author feel like the work is uniquely his while God uses the work to speak to a reader in a way that’s perfectly suited to him.


The Route to Uncontrolled Opposition
Ethan Imaap 6/2/2021 1:03 PM
During the Vietnam War, the U.S. government claimed under both Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson to be engaged in a policy of “limited war,” which sounds like the double-speak it is: Contain communism without getting directly entangled with Russia. Or: Defeat the enemy without pouring everything you have into it. Well, in love and war, you’re either all in or all out. Half measures avail nothing.


Was Odysseus Sentenced to the Wrong Level of Hell?
Ethan Imaap 5/30/2021 1:02 PM
Ever notice how great novels and movies rarely feature your average Joe getting up every morning to provide for his family, maybe enjoying a good meal, taking in a game—though even that’s been robbed from him now—and getting scant admiration from his family? Then he gets up and does it all again? If he is the hero, he’s not portrayed as handsome, flinty, and off on his next adventure—you know, the kind of guy women fall for—but as average and unexceptional.


Lessons from Vietnam’s Propaganda War
Ethan Imaap 5/26/2021 1:01 PM
As a five-year prisoner of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, then-Lt. James N. Rowe endured near-starvation conditions, persistent accompanying diseases, physical torture, and almost daily “lessons” in communist dogma.


God’s Army Vs. the Transhumanists
Ethan Imaap 5/23/2021 1:03 PM
God’s going to have to recast the source-of-all-evil adulteress as a transhumanist. He must have known this day was coming and used the adulteress as symbolic of anything that presents an ideal world that leads you farther from God. At least the seductress was human with longings, dreams, and weaknesses like all of us. Maybe her faith in God was great, but she couldn’t get free of wanting to be loved for who she was. Heck, we can all relate on some level. Unless you’ve been sucked into immersive technology, in which case your capacity to empathize is being siphoned off by the minute.


Techno-Addiction of the Citizen Warrior
Ethan Imaap 5/19/2021 1:01 PM
“Never Get High on Your Own Supply.” That’s how “Irresistible, The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked” kicks off. The author then lists all the Silicon Valley bigwigs who not only limit their children’s screen time but, in certain instances, outright prohibit it. They supply their kids with endless books, but they know that language learning and socialization in children, and sexuality in teenagers, all get short-circuited by screen time. Digital technology changes the brain.


Where the Brave Go When There’s Nowhere Left to Go: The Story of Colonel Nick "Five Years to Freedom" Rowe
Ethan Imaap 5/16/2021 1:01 PM
You could read the bible a hundred times, and each time you’d take away something different. The words don’t change, but we do, hardening here, softening there. That’s not to say “Five Years to Freedom, The True Story of a Vietnam POW” is comparable to the bible, but each time you read it, you’re guaranteed to take away something different. Man, woman, young, old, soldier, civilian—everyone will find the inspiration, comfort, or push they need from James N. Rowe’s story of captivity.


Which Way to the Cyber Battle?
Ethan Imaap 5/12/2021 1:06 PM
It used to go something like this: Green Berets read. Whatever country they deployed to, they read. They read about weather and terrain, culture, history, and religion. They studied maps, prior military actions in the region, even fiction if it provided an essence of a people and a place. Back in the day, this was a non-digital exercise. Many were former Rangers and as the Ranger mission evolved to more closely align with Special Forces, then one could imagine that Ranger reading increased as well.


We Don’t Need A Terp for Doublespeak
Ethan Imaap 5/9/2021 1:03 PM
After basic training, I got the unexpected chance to return home for a short visit. My hometown hosted a parade for guardsmen and reservists deploying as part of Operation Desert Storm, and I was one of many lining Main Street. “Even the ’Nam vets are starting to gray,” a Korean War vet said. In fact, the profusion of yellow ribbons, flags, and superfluous well-wishes, came across as too-little, too-late for one generation of warfighters while simultaneously making the next generation inexplicably uncomfortable. The majority of townsfolk, just as during the Vietnam War, sincerely sought to show their appreciation and respect to the departing service members.


 

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