Tuesday, May 03, 2016

The Psalms

Bono and Eugene Peterson

Beyond Bono and Eugene Peterson: The Most Searched and Shared Psalms

The translation by Peterson is apparently problematic; but did those who successfully inculturated Christianity and adapted other languages for Sacred Scripture use an everyday vernacular or did they seek to elevate it? What would Saints Cyril and Methodios say to Eugene Peterson?

Monday, May 02, 2016

Michael Hudson with Gordon Long

The Wall Street Economy Has Taken Over the Real Economy and Is Draining It! (Counterpunch)

The Popularity of Vikings?

The show on History channel -- what explains its popularity? Do some watch the show because of some neo-pagan/alt right attraction to the Vikings? A post-Christian white racialism? Does the show have the same sort of viewership as Sons of Anarchy? Maybe some think it isn't so PC, because it focuses on white people and there aren't any anachronistic minority characters. But the depiction of shield maidens as warriorettes should be repulsive to them. Does the show remain popular? Or is it losing viewership because of this?

I find the Vikings as they are depicted on the show to be savages and not people to be identified with -- maybe the French king and his knights are shown in a poor light as well, but one need not celebrate the other extreme in opposition to them.

Politically Relevant

But also personally relevant at the local level: Male Vs Female Forms of Group Cohesion

It will be good to go on summer break. What happens after that? Who knows...

Srdja Trifkovic on the Reaction to Trump's "America First" Message

America First Controversy by Srdja Trifkovic

Jesuits Capitulating to SJWs at Loyola Marymount

So much for the Company of Jesus. Fr. Z has the link and comments

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A Photo Representative of Italy in Decline

Trying to Keep Up with the Times

Posting This for the Image and Not the Text

Modern Women Giving Support to the Homosexualist Agenda

One of the words that I hate to see is "bromance," which is a consequence of the sexualization of friendship -- in a depraved culture that does not understand love, friendship cannot be apart without eros, and this is true of friendships between men.

Is this also another manifestation of many women's desire to romanticize homosexual relationships?

There's even a Korean variety show called Celebrity Bromance 꽃미남 브로맨스 (꽃미남 is usually translated as "Flower Boy"? This points to the targeted audience for this sort of thing, immature girls and women. Not sure what the actual meaning of 브로맨스 in Korean is.)

Twitter and FB

What would the Irish who died for both sides think?

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rock & Roll Reversal(Unz)

and this comment:

Much of the “teen idol” phase girls go through is because they genuinely fear the masculine power they are witnessing in their male peers during puberty. They recognize that the boys are getting much stronger than them–and the more booming and deep the voice, the stronger the boy usually is. Plus Dad—-the most powerful male in her life, if he’s around—usually has the a voice deeper than all her peers.

All of this combines to make the girl want, at first, a less-masculine boyfriend–someone who has just enough testosterone to attract her, but whose voice is high enough to tell her “it’s ok, he’s pretty harmless, he’s not super strong.” The teen idol boys fulfill this function. Later, when she’s more sure of herself, she’ll turn to a more masculine man—unless she’s in arrested development and stays with the pretty boys forever (which is becoming more common as Dads don’t stay around, screwing up her normal attraction for men with masculine power).

As for older women who are actually attracted to younger men -- looking for boy toys? Stuck in a high school mentality/maturity level? Or looking for something less threatening after a bad relationship or two?

They Can Cast an African-American as George Washington, Too

Martin Scorcese to do The General?

Snowden Trailer

“The Benedict Option: The Problems of Culture in Times of Crisis.”

Academy of Philosophy and Letters Conference - Info at FPR

Rod Dreher is the keynote speaker; other participants include Mark Mitchell, James Matthew Wilson, and Jeffrey Polet, Claes Ryn, and David Walsh). Walter McDougall will be the Saturday evening dinner speaker.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Resurrection Difference by Fr. George W. Rutler
CWR: Are Pope Leo XIII and Pope Saint John Paul II "feeling the Bern"?
Two recent conferences in Rome expressed and explored similar concerns for the poor while holding markedly different anthropological understandings of man and the state.
By Michael Severance

One week ago, the morning after the Vatican’s one-day conference Centesimus Annus 25 Years Later, Pope Francis and U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders happened to meet in the lobby of the Vatican hotel, Casa Santa Martha. Sanders had spoken at the conf..