Saturday, December 10, 2016

ICRA



Which people are the best sheeple? It may be difficult to top the Japanese... Sometimes Americans will call attention to the samurai as evidence of the Japanese warrior spirit, but they forget that the samurai were only a small percentage of the population. The rest were peasants or serfs in the Japanese feudal system, with some craftsmen and merchant, all of whom were inferior to the warrior class. Even when Japan modernized in the 19th century and professionalized its military by appealing to the samurai ethos (and a reinvigorated but changed state Shinto?), could one really expect that to stick in the civilians who joined (and later were conscripted into) the military? How would one best describe the social and cultural mindset of the typical Japanese person? Has this mindset been an obstacle to conversion to Christianity? Is exterior "harmony" (or absence of discord) really the highest social good? Is Christianity viewed as a disruptive influence, an aversion reinforced by the persecutions of Japanese Christians? Or is there instead a sort of ethnic chauvinism that rejects Christianity as being too foreign and thus incompatible with Japanese culture?

(This objection has historically been made by some Chinese as well, but it seems to have diminished -- a consequence of the Communists destroying much of traditional Chinese high culture?)


Mark Shriver on His Book about Pope Francis

First mentioned here.

How to load your AR

Daniel Boaventura - Send in the Clowns



Who was his accent coach or English teacher?

Friday, December 09, 2016

Fr. Reginald Foster on Vatican Weekend

Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Nicholas

Religious Consumerism...



It isn't shopping for the church that best fits me, but discipleship in the Lord.

Hospitality

A Short Course on Feminism

S. M. Hutchens

The Death of Sweden



The useless female security guard... Swedish security guards attacked by vicious gang on subway

NuWho... Still Needs to Die



Meanwhile old people can be nostalgic about their preferred mass entertainment...

Laziness

"I love superhero movies because they make me feel like I could be a superhero and I don't have to do anything to change myself so I can be a warrior."

We are surrounded by something worse than boys. Boys love stores about brave heroes because they aspire to be one day. Our psychologically maldeveloped males aspire to be SJWs.







When the Villains Are White

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A New Metropolitan of Kraków

Cha Siu Bao BBQ Pork Buns

Was doing a search related to the song "Christmas in San Francisco"...



San Francisco’s 11 Best Pork Buns You Won’t Find at Dim Sum Spots

Heard this for the first time yesterday:


Along with "Christmas in San Francisco" the two Christmas songs don't really do much to make San Francisco seem like anything bout a soulless metropolis.

American Gunfighter, Episode 7





Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Compatible with a Old Right Perspective?

Commemorating Pearl Harbor, even though FDR was arguably responsible for provoking Japan, and though an attack was expected, insufficient warning was given to those under his command.



Edit.
The Case for Pearl Harbor Revisionism by Stephen J. Sniegoski

PJB: Did FDR Provoke Pearl Harbor?

Japan's "Nobility of Failure" in 1941 by Eric Margolis

The Colonel







Silence Ensemble

This May Sound Good

but will the marriages be sexless because of a lack of sexual attraction? Supposedly Japanese woman are not so accomodating with respect to the marital debt.

Japanese men and women 'giving up dating and marrying friends'

Anthony Bourdain on Rome

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Rome Essay

SJW whiners infesting Eater.com: Anthony Bourdain Says There’s ‘A Little Fascist’ in Us All by Tim Forster
Parts Unknown’s Rome episode gets political

CRS

At least it's better than Red Cross... still one would think that institutional bloating and SJW convergence would affect even Catholic organizations, especially as the liberal gospel pushes out the true Gospel.

It's About Time

Obama signs onto women registering for Selective Service

Maybe DJT will reverse this and women in combat MOS as well, maybe he won't...

2017 Message for World Vocations Day

An Early SJW Movie

The Way We Were... directed by (((Sydney Pollack) featuring a hook-up between a politically active Jewish woman played by (((Barbara Streisand))) and a WASP man played by Robert Redford, who fails to live up to her standards.


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

It's great how the people living in Silicon Valley add support to Putnam's findings about the loss of social capital and trust.

Fr. Cantalamessa as Papal Preacher

If that Global Ethic is not Christianity...

This is the opposite of Realism.



Following the lead of the patriarch...
Pope Francis and the Pacifist Jesus by Andrew Latham

More with Scorsese







Needless Politicization?

An Exhibit in Faneuil Hall

Altar Girls, Of Course

St. Andrew's Day at the Pontifical Scots College

Even the Gospel May Not Be Enough

for the megapoleis... certain parts may be humanized, but all?

The end of the first female South Korean presidency?

South Korea’s Presidency On A Knife-Edge by Nile Bowie

I didn't know she could sing...



But her politics is probably crap...

A performance from 1995. Great Performances.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Aramaic!

A Break from the Penitential Season

Yes, it's premature, but it's Karen Carpenter...