Sunday, March 26, 2017


Larry Vickers: "The Defense Handgun Caliber Wars Are Over"

Austin Ruse on Joseph Nicolosi

I didn't know he had passed. Kyrie eleison.

Crisis: Joseph Nicolosi: The Man Who Would Heal All the Wounded Boys by Austin Ruse

How Much Info?

When to stop giving a man a chance to show that he is different from the impression that he has given you so far?

It was fun hanging out in fake downtown SJ last night, if only it was something different from the usual. While the company could be entertaining at times, when the topic shifted to the question of Christianity and orthodoxy, I was reminded of my reservations about a couple of the guys. Maybe with time they will shift over to a more solid footing, though for now their egos may be in the way. But -- isn't that always the case?

Still, haven't found many who can be a peer with respect to sharing the basics.

I was already thinking of cutting ties with one community -- they don't share the same culture or values, and there is no foundation for us to eventually to build a "tribe." Certainly I wouldn't consider them to be part of my tribe now, and they probably don't even think in those terms. Not only that, but my patience and endurance for associating with those living in the UNREAL is coming to an end. They have embraced the Uhmerican bourgeois lifestyle, along with egalitarianism and feminism in deed, if not in thought, despite being Christians.

TV Libertés: Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

A Simple Heart

Saturday, March 25, 2017

One More BBQ

one more fire?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Politicizing Religion

A "conservative" archbishop: Abp. Chaput holds prayer service on Feast of St. Joseph in support of immigrants by Brian O'Neel
The Archbishop of Philadelphia told a crowd of 200 that many immigrants and refugees “had a steady diet of anxiety and confusion these last months. And that fear and anxiety rests in great degree in the lives of families.”

Turning the occasion of a saint's feast day into a show of political advocacy at the exclusion of all other issues that may possibly linked to a particular saint is a mistake. Doing so on the basis of bad theology or erroneous reasoning just compounds that mistake.


A Truce No Longer

Southern Heritage Then and Now by Clyde Wilson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Crux Now Interview with Rod Dreher

Benedict Option’ aims to balance withdrawal, faithful presence by Christopher White

"Abraham, Martin, and John"

Two on John C. Calhoun

A Deep Devotion to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan
According to the modern historical establishment, John C. Calhoun is the ultimate American villain. These esteemed historians think lofty assessments from previous decades failed to account for his glaring inconsistencies in regard to federal power,… »

Coit’s Calhoun by Clyde Wilson
Want to learn about one of the greatest statesmen that the United States has ever produced? Then get hold of John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Coit. When this beautifully-written book received the Pulitzer… »

Heil to the Chief by James McClellan
A Review of: The American Presidency: An Intellectual History by Forrest McDonald Kansas, 1994. Since the surrender at Appomattox, the South has been virtually excluded from two of the three branches of the national government.… »

A Review of Kevin Gutzman's Latest

Jefferson the Man by John Devanny

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Response to Rod Dreher and the Cucks Written in 1982

Thomas Fleming, The South's Gonna Do It Again

Certain cynics on the right—people like Kevin Phillips and our own Samuel Francis—have been predicting an upsurge in conservative militancy, an activism born of despair. If increasing numbers of people become convinced that elections do not, cannot change things in the U.S., the discontented middle and working classes may well turn to more direct action, taking their cue from the tactics of other discontented groups: organize, demonstrate, and exert the sort of moral pressure no politician can resist— money and votes. If we can draw any conclusion from the evidence of country music, some Southerners, and, in fact, the plain folks of the whole country, are waking up to the fact that no one, but no one is going to lift a finger to help them, if they will not help themselves—not their own Jimmie Carter and not the well-meaning Ronald Reagan. If some sort of social revolution does take place in this country, it will not be made by discontented Chicanos, alienated radicals, or country club Republicans. It will come from the dispossessed ordinary Americans of the South, West, and Midwest. The plain Southern folks have more than once in the past demonstrated their ability to make trouble—in two revolutionary wars, for example—and they could be dangerous once more, if they ever decide just what it is the South is going to do again.

Two Views on the Current USMC Scandal

Fat Leonard and the Decline of Military Values By Andrew J. Bacevich
The officer corps was once assumed to be above larger cultural rot. No more.

William Lind: The View From Olympus: The Women Problem (Again)

A Reason to Move to Texas

OLA Becoming One with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

A black eye to Bishop Gustavo-García-Siller of San Antonio. Will he ask for forgiveness from the parish?

Draft Them All

Megan Leavey

Monday, March 20, 2017

JHK on Carlson

Mr. Kunstler is looking older.

The Churchian Liberals Are Fearful

Pray Tell: Is Religious Faith Being Supplanted by Secular Xenophobic Nationalism?

Thus deserving of continued chastisement. "Religious Drawinism" is their fate.