Sunday, May 28, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Whole Lot of Women

In The Last Jedi -- photoshoot by Annie Leibowitz.

Even though I've been aware of this since "Episode 7" was revealed, the photoshoot made it clear once again how much of a failure Luke has been written to be in this new series, to be surpassed and succeeded not by a son or a male Jedi, but by a Disney Jedi princess. (Even Mark Hamill doesn't like what's been done with the character of Luke?)

And yet males will flock to see this, and "fathers" will bring their children to the theaters.

Vanity Fair: The Definitive Preview

Françoise Hardy, "Soleil"

Friday, May 26, 2017

Notice a Pattern?

Two recent remakes of TV series -- CHiPs (alt) and Baywatch -- one non-white male who is serious and competent and one white male who is a clown. Just a coincidence! No agenda here!

Too late...



The video will probably be archived and be made available online?

Modern Uhmerican High Schools

In some ways hell may be like a perpetual high school with all the arrested development it entails.

Setting aside a similar "social" patterns for Western megacities, does the modern institution of co-ed secondary education have a convergence peculiar to it in Western nations?

German Army Uniforms





another

German WWII SS Camouflage Effectiveness

Françoise Hardy, "Parlez-moi de lui"

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How many female pilot characters will the movie have?

Tom Cruise on the Top Gun sequel

Master Sargent Bradley S. Keys

SA



Misc.

Is this series any good?

Moving Chanting by the Orthodox Faithful - Newly Built Cathedral of New-Martyrs

Tara McCarthy on the Manchester Bombing





The Trumps at the Vatican

The ladies adhering to the traditional dress code.

Les Brigandes - Le Procès de Rouen

Agree with the Basic Precept

It’s Essential For Men To Create A Tightly-Knit Crew Of Red Pill Men

A minor quibble on this point:
If they follow the typical, normative 9-5 lifestyle and waste a lot of time on social media or other time-consuming frills, assume that they are not suitable for your crew. In addition, you should take in consideration what their ambitions are. Do they want to serve society or themselves? If they serve society they are more or less blinded by it, thus decreasing their potential and worth. Remember, a man’s worth should be partly evaluated by his ambitions for the future, not where he stands in present time. So, think about whether he has such a drive for accomplishments, and make sure his soul is not a spark, but rather fully afire.

A false dichotomy, if the society is a true community, led by men -- in which case when they serve society they are serving themselves.

However, if society refers to a mass aggregate of consumers, immersed in pop culture and exploited by the elites for their own gain, then the division is valid.

I know some good men at one parish but they're not in my age group. At another parish, there are men closer to my age but we share no common political ideals and none of them have really taken the red pill. Where to find some like-minded peers? Can such a tribe be formed here?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Fall of South Africa



Suidlanders

Surviving the Horrific Violence in South Africa

Ugh

Interview with AJ Lee

The New UK

Dissing the old UK.

It still bewilders me that the Queen agreed to do this; the aftereffect of Diana's death? Needing to stay close to the people (by embracing pop culture) and keeping the monarchy relevant?



Roger Moore Has Died

And so has the Great Britain his Bond represented...





Rigidity in Worship

When we think of formal worship, do we imagine court ceremonial, restrained in the name of being "dignified," like the British royals and their rites for example? Just standing/sitting and singing? (Or how some think angels worship?) Does this image hold some back from embracing a worship style that is more expressive corporeally, with greater use of gestures and postures? (Not shaking and dancing, as some are wont to do in accordance with the "liturgical" music used in some Uhmerican OF Masses.)

He Exaggerates

Rod Dreher: 'There is No Plan B'

The alt right would beg to differ, but he won't engage in a dialogue with them.

Orthodox Patriarch of Belgrade serves Grand Divine Liturgy, Peć Monastery

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Trivium in Antebellum America

E. Christian Kopff

Will the movie tell the whole truth

about the Bobby Riggs - Billie Jean King match? Or will it just be a feminist propaganda film? Looks like it's got something about his gambling -- anything about taking a fall on purpose to pay off his debts?

More dedicated than Charlotte

A girl who loves her genetically altered pig... but a bit too much girl power in this "green" movie?

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tara McCarthy follows up...

Bill Paxton, Now Powers Boothe Has Passed

Variety







Saturday, May 13, 2017

No Chinese Republicanism Here



Why shouldn't the Chi-Coms make use of historical movies depicting loyal servants of the empire in a good light?

The JQ

I was surprised that she would tackle this question but she does have Jewish heritage.



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Optimism?

Why the Southern Tradition is Winning by Brion McClanahan

Will Taiqi Masters Line Up to Avenge His Honor?

Maybe the Communists tolerate traditional martial arts schools because they are ineffective at producing people who can actually fight?

As for the occult powers (all tied to "qi") that some taiqi practitioners claim to have, perhaps an exorcism is in order.

MMA vs. Tai Chi


Being results-oriented is good.

A couple of more challenges like this and it could be the death of the wuxia stories. (Western fantasy does not have this problem as their combat training is realistic.)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Go Be a Mother, First of All

And she seems to agree with that...



Whose Bright Idea Was It to Have Female Drill Teams in High School?

Seems like a poor parody or lampoon of the real thing.



I suppose the same could be said of co-ed high school marching bands. High school football, a poor social and political substitute for citizen soldiers?

Monday, May 08, 2017

What would the proper response be...

to the invasion of male spaces by women?

Don't like the initiative of female alt-lite personalities? Then build your own brand and channel, be an alt-right Mike Cernovich. Or help build a tribe. If an alt-lite-knight decides to be "chivalrous" to a woman acting like a woman, what is the problem? Should we expect something different?

What do corpses in coffins look smaller than the bodies of the people when they are alive? Water loss?

Eternal memory.

Looks Better than Alien: Covenant



alt

But that's not saying much. Ridley Scott has attempted to tie the worlds of Alien and Blade Runner together. Would he accept Soldier as being a canonical part as well?

I would have preferred to see a different story taking place on the same earth of the original Blade Runner -- perhaps involving the military or a super soldier program.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Saturday, May 06, 2017

And the Results

A Beautiful Altar

Listen to St. Paul

A woman raises a question about another woman: "Where do bloggers and speakers like Hatmaker derive their authority to speak and teach?"

Neither woman should have been accorded any sort of authority to teach in the first place.

Rod Dreher: Hatmaker Heresy

Of course, Dreher does not question whether women should teach. Any lay Christian who thinks that he should be teaching others should receive permission from his spiritual father, the bishop. However, given the infection of the Church with liberalism, any Christian who dares to oppose liberalism in its various forms, including feminism, may risk the possibility that he will be condemned by his bishop. In that case, he must present a case against liberalism to his bishop, warning the bishop of heresy, or deviating from Sacred Tradition, or at least asking the bishop to support the case for liberalism from Tradition. And if such a defense is not given? Should the Christian continue to teach (or blog)?

Boyd Cathey on Conservatism and the Trump Administration

UNZ: The Conservative Rout and Donald Trump by Boyd D. Cathey

Unfortunately, Many Orthodox Bishops Follow the Same PC Line

Non-White Migrants and the Catholic Church by Tom Sunic
The Politics of Penitence

Bobby Hicks, "Faded Love"

The Summer Movie I Want to See Above All

If they're using CGI for the Spitfires I can't see it in the trailer.



website

Friday, May 05, 2017

"Based on a True Story"

That is, a life in service of an agenda... unclear why Amazon would think this would be a winner. White men won't watch it; it's questionable that white women will.

Poor Attempt at an '80s Look?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

What's wrong with this cast?



While there was definitely a lot of girl power going on in the previous seasons, the new season seems to take it even farther -- neither male character can be said to overshadow the females by their size. Even if they have the same technical advisers and trainers as before, I suspect the new season will not be as good.

Struggle...

The Modern Nation-State

The Strange Career of Individualism by Donald Livingston

Was It Not Worth Fighting for the Identity of PC?

Dr. Esolen explains why he left Providence College. Was Thomas More really that much more attractive? (via Mere Comments)

Benedictine Options

CWR: Benedictine Options by James Kalb

When worldly life is brutal and disordered, and the Church is persecuted, she needs a place where she can remember her ultimate goal. And when it’s easy and prosperous, she needs to have examples of heroic dedication to her fundamental vision.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry: More Than a Southern Thoreau by Thomas McDonnell

It was pure brag on young Henry Thoreau’s part to say that he had gone to Walden Pond in order “to front only the essential facts of life,” to take a Spartanlike stance against its… »

The Trump-Jackson-Lincoln Controversy

Trump as Historian by Ryan Walters

In a recent interview on Sirius XM, President Trump, now completely enthralled by Andrew Jackson, made a couple of interesting remarks about the War of Northern Aggression, specifically theorizing that if Andrew Jackson were President… »


Was the Civil War Necessary? by Brion McClanahan

Is There One?

Southron and Author

A Bit of Britt

Sure to Trigger

Even if it may seem like a girl-power movie: Pax Masculina.



via RoK

Well, if we aren't being trolled...

Meanwhile SJWs can watch The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu.

Our current reality: I Just Found Out That A Girl I Grew Up With Is An “Instagram Model”

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Heyday of Cheap Energy



Reminds me of...

Produced by Charles Barkley

He himself may be outspoken and have his own opinions, but I don't think this series will really lead to an "honest" conversation about race and identity.

The Primary Benefit?

Eastern martial arts schools often tout that children will learn "discipline" by attending their classes. Perhaps this is true -- expecting a commitment to a training regiment and the following of the school rules, along with an enforcement of consequences for breaking those rules, with male "role models" in the school to provide guidance -- it is possible that a martial arts school can have this salutary effect.

But there is something to be said for males (in their teens and beyond) to have a controlled exposure to the reality of violence and taking a punch (to the face or elsewhere), as Vox Day points out. This will encourage self-understanding, necessary for "self-mastery" with regards to dealing with anger and the use of violence, when today many harbor dangerous fantasies about their capabilities in a fight. Might it be that the benefit of discipline is not really possible until this basic self-understanding has been achieved?

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Some Speeches in Berkeley on 4/27

Nice

Will Trigger Some and Be Ignored By Others

Women's Brains by James Thompson
Brain size and intelligence

Brawny

Fr. John Maitland Moir

Pravoslavie: St. Cuthbert’s Eccentric Heir

The following is a Life from an official obituary for Fr. John Maitland Moir, who reposed in the Lord on April 17, 2013. His legacy and spirit is so alive in the Orthodox Community of his former parish. This article was used from the blog, Orthodox Christian Faith and Life.

Rollo Tomassi to Be at 21 Convention



via The Rational Male


Hypergamy --> "Don't settle"

Saturday, April 29, 2017

A Snapshot of a Dying Church

Went to a Dominican parish this morning for the First Communion of _____. I was very surprised and disappointed by what I saw -- I thought the Western Dominicans were slowly changing things for the better in all of their parishes, despite the presence of a progressive Dominican here or there, but the First Communion Mass was not that much better than the typical Mass you would find in the diocese of San Jose. (The parish is in the archdiocese of San Francisco.)

The parish was very white -- lots of blonde hair to be seen. Quite weird to see that in the Bay Area. Might even be more white than some LDS meeting places.

1. Before Mass the parents and relatives were busy gabbing and socializing. No atmosphere of prayer.

2.1. Lousy processional music -- instrumental version of _____. The congregation sat but rose when it was time for the liturgical ministers and priest to process in. Why?

3. All of the liturgical ministers were women, save 1 altar teen boy. 2 altar girls! The cantrix: typical frank, old woman, and of course raising her hand to get lay participation

4. The children were doing the intercessory petitions. The response: "Loving Father, hear our prayer." Almost as if we are trying to guilt God?

5. And hand-holding was prevalent during the Lord's Prayer. And the kiss of peace was very unrestrained, though the liturgical ministers did succeed in cutting it short by starting up the Agnus Dei (the only Latin chant).

6. And of course, for the children it was their first Communion in hand. Did they consider the alternative?

7. The recessional song? "We are one in Spirit."




Would the songs used today be in the top 100 most popular American Catholic liturgical songs? I bet. Sappy.

8. And, Mass was still only 58 minute long!

Pity the boys who were castrated by a liturgy praxis that makes womyn. How many from this First Communion class will still be practicing in 15 years?

There was a dad changing diaper while mom was sitting in the pew. Symbolic of the state of the patriarchate.


Related:
No doubt the progressives at Pray Tell would laud it as the ideal Roman rite Mass by Nicholas Denysenko

Gavin McInnes Reads Ann Coulter's Speech



David Randall on Season 2 of The Man in the High Castle

Tomorrow Belongs to “Meh”

Devil Went Down to Georgia

The other night I dreamt of the S. Korean army repelling a N. Korean invasion. Last night, DJT was saving people from buildings that were infested evil; crumbling apart with insects everywhere. And he helped pay for a village out in the middle of nowhere.

haha

Fr. Rutler on Writing

CWR: The Creative Catholic: Fr. George W. Rutler "The writer, like any artist, is called to bring people closer to God through beauty expressed, truth told, and virtue taught. Simple as that." By K. V. Turley

FN-509 4K UHD

Stop The World

Thursday, April 27, 2017

"Verbal" Intelligence

If you can't out-talk a woman out outperform her in the use of rhetoric, what option is left? Compelling them to good sense must be by extrarational, extraverbal means.

Of Course She Got a Job with the Affirmative Action President

Marie Harf:



I was reminded of CH's post on the "Globalist Girl."

From Last Month

The Future of the DSJ

A bleak one indeed, given the numbers.

Dry River

An Interesting Cover



"Babymetal, not Depeche Mode."

The original, by SPEED:

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Go Gavin

BBC on Génération Identitaire





Related:

TOB Enthusiasts = neo-Puritans?

Assuming an illegitimate authority over men in the name of passing on Christian moral teaching?

Difficult to Disagree with the Sentiment

Native European Beauty

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The same sort of sentiment that the following is meant to provoke -- and to be exploited by those seeking power and conquest?
"Auf der Heide blüht ein kleines Blümelein"

Monday, April 24, 2017

Overly Large Population Centers Are Dehumanizing

But why do Germans and Japanese able to behave so orderly in their megapoleis? Public education? Social conditioning?

Perhaps the big cities of the United States were once like that, before cultural and ethnic homogeneity started to break down, and there was no longer the dominant set of manners.

A comment at VD:

I think you have it wrong. The German military culture is not about warriors. Warriors are black men in loin cloths with spears to the German. Brave but not all that effective. Germans were "Soldaten" (soldiers), and that title had a very specific meaning, discipline, effective killers for a higher purpose of the fatherland and the right. Medals in Germany were awarded not for dying bravely or saving your own side lives, but repeated effective killing of the foe.

The breaking of the German sprit was 4 fold and did not occur during the war. They fought like devils to May 8th. Their last successful offensive was by Army group center, 4th Army around 21-30 April 1945 when they pushed the polish satellite army in Saxony north and prevented their taking of Dresden. In that battle they were outnumbered and ultimately doomed, they knew it and yet still mauled a polish Army . So what caused the destruction of that sprit:

1) The soldiers were unable to defend their homes and hearth, or their women. Very soul crushing to them, failure to defend the fatherland and the women.

2) The sacrifices were all in vain. The cause was bad. They did not fight for the right principle.

3) You killed most of the "soldier" minded Germans. Between 1,773,000 and 2,020,000 in WWI and something like around 4.3 to 4.8 million in WWII. You literally changed the demographics of the nations, often times getting both the father and the son.

4) A lot of the soldier mentality class left Germany after WWII, growing up on the eastern seaboard there were a lot of quiet German vets around. Their sons ended up in the American army, not the Germany.



Zero Hedge Interview of James Howard Kunstler

from March

The Campbells Are Coming

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Classic Novel of Male Fake Feminist Cultural Appropriation

The Island of the Blue Dolphins



It won the Newbery Award in 1961; even back then the supposed elites of the literary world leaned left. The writing of the novel was probably a very progressive act at that time; so far I have not heard of any SJWs criticizing it, probably as it has attained the status of a modern children's classic, but give it time.

When I was growing up I had very little interest in reading it -- a book about a girl? Trying to be a boy?

Something for St. George's Day

Hatley St. George: A Poem for St. George's Day

The Hero



but it has Sam Elliot...

Steele Got It

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Art or Propaganda?

A re-release of a movie I'd never paid any attention to and had forgotten it existed. It's Merchant Ivory and therefore pretty, but a depiction of British boys' school homosexuality? What to make of that?

Maybe Too Intellectual

and too accepting of the modern nation-state?

First Things: The Tragedy of the Republic by Pierre Manent
The decay of political culture in the West

Were they aiming for 50% women?

The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery. Pathetic.

Catholic Boys

Tomorrow -- What Future for France?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Back so soon?

Apparently the two leads couldn't find steady work since the end of the series...

Rod Dreher on The World Over

Brittany Pettibone's Speech in Berkeley

"Mr. Bojangles"

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

4 More Days

The CBA Hasn't Been Converged by SJWs

It's probably always been that way, given the leftists who have been promoting folk music in California the past 5 decades -- Bluegrass Pride Float in San Francisco

Some opposition from members but who did they think was sitting on the board? Laurie Lewis was on KPFA defending the decision in the name of "human rights" and she will be on the float. This was not a surprise -- recently California bluegrass musicians have been promoting the SPLC and doing other SJW activities. California "conservatives" who like bluegrass music need to rethink their associations and patronage and sponsorship -- culture and art should not be left in the hands of leftists.

Bluegrass Pride Fundraiser

"The temple of St. Seraphim of Sarov is elevated to the status of cathedral."

Archbishop Benjamin

Virtue Of The West Show #15: Wife With A Purpose

Some Comedy

The Little Hours -- so it's supposed to be funny because it deliberately counters what a good nun is supposed to be like?

Warning: Red Band Trailer

Norway. So sad.

Inside the world's first all-female special forces unit and Norway’s Future Jegertroppen: World’s First Female Special Forces Unit.



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Apokathelosis

Great and Holy Friday

Because Star Wars is More Important than Good Friday



It is its own religion for the fans. No doubt the roll out of the trailer was meant to coincide with the Star Wars Celebration, but why is the Star Wars Celebration this week and not the week of May 4? To capture the Spring Break crowd? I doubt it. It's the relatively well-off Star Wars geeks (and those poor geeks who saved up money for this) who would be going.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Guerilla Approach

Palm Sunday

But worldly peace not in sight... time to prep?



No Common Culture

Why No Civility is Possible Today by Fr. James Schall, SJ

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Who created the video?

In its casting of young people it is not very sensitive to social justice concerns.

The Happiness Industry

by William Davies

Review in the Erasmus Journal.
Art of Manliness interview





The Zero Hour

Related:

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

An Orthodox Perspective on Nationality

Pravoslavie: On the Origin of Nationalities and the Sin of Ham by Andrei Solodkov
Is nationality important for a Christian, or should he not be concerned about his people? Why was Ham’s son Canaan cursed for Ham’s sin? How is the sin of Ham manifested in us?

A questionable assertion: "All three types of soul—nefesh, neshama, and ruach—are immortal, because the creation of God cannot just disappear into nothing."

The Sign of the Cross

Pravmir: The Sign of the Cross by Priest Luke A. Veronis

La Dame de Vaucluse

Virtue of the West Episode 13



Related:


Is there a place for women in the alt media? Or is this another example of them invading a male space?

Monday, April 03, 2017

Homogeneity in the Name of Catholicity

Or Uhmerican cultural imperialism...

Knights From the East by John Burger
Eastern Catholic K of C councils across North America bear witness to the universality of the Church

A parish group or solidality, not authentic political action by the men in a parish (except to a very limited extent). Eastern Catholic men can't organize themselves in other ways?

Eastern Catholics should assimilate into Anglo-American culture, no doubt about it. But this is not the way to do it, unless the Knights of Columbus explicitly repudiate neo-Yankee ideas about American identity.

Amin.

Could be modified to be a prop in a sci-fi movie

M-Lok Wins

Ken Hackathorn



Jerry Salyer on Anthony Esolen's New Book

CWR: Patriotism, Piety, and Anthony Esolen's Out of the Ashes by Jerry Salyer
Simply put, when it comes to the nature of patriotism, Professor Esolen and George W. Bush cannot both be right.

G-Code Holsters

Psycho White Woman Who Can't Let Go

And the exotic non-white beauty threatens to take away everything she once had. Would this really appeal to white female movie audiences? Or are some so sick that they can identify with Katherine Heigl's character?



Maybe they can turn this into a metaphor for SJWs turning against white women who voted for Trump.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

House-clearing

De oppresso liber

wiki

Quality Advertising

Greg Johnson on Reality Calls



TM is cute but the American "Valley Girl" way of talking has made its way over to Great Britain. How said...

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Of course the villain is a white guy

the psycho serial killer... this is a horror movie intended for a female audience? Why not show them the reality of sex slavery and human trafficking, with the Muslims and non-whites involved? We know why they won't make such a movie.


Kyrie Eleison.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Two on Dreher's Benedict Option

Is the Benedict Option the Answer to Neo-Barbarianism? by John Horvat II

Phillip E. Johnson on Dreher’s ‘Benedict Option’ in Houston

Cannabis User?

It is the wont of Peter Hitchens to look at drug use to explain mass killings.

CWR: Islam and the London Killings By James V. Schall, S.J.
In the end, Islam is not just another religion. It is an account of the way the world ought to be and a program to make it pursue that goal.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

9mm

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.

Delusional

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… »


Related:
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?

Edit.

Draft Them All

Megan Leavey

Sunday, March 19, 2017

VD on Rod Dreher and the Cucks

The Sin of Denethor

See also: Red pill and the Alt Right
Oakland (especially downtown Oakland) deserves the reputation (and city government) it has...

Alison Krauss, "Losing You"

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Remembering Fr. Thomas Hopko

"Wait a Minute"

3 different recordings of the same performance



Wait A Minute - Blue Summit at CBA Festival with Molly Tuttle and Angelica Grim


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

New Alasdair and Natalie CD



They'll be performing at the Freight in April.

Episcopalians

What are their numbers like in the South? A possibility of the Anglican Ordinariate gaining some converts in that region?

God, Gallup, and the Episcopalians by Cleanth Brooks

Robert Louis Dabney

The Timely Wisdom of Robert Lewis Dabney by Karen Stokes

Many of the destructive ideas and “isms” of our century in America had their roots in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a number of Southern writers and clergymen recognized their nature and warned against… »



Related:
Russell Kirk’s Southern Sensibilities: A Celebration by Alan Cornett

. .the South—alone among the civilized communities of the nine­teenth century—had hardihood sufficient for an appeal to arms against the iron new order which, a vague instinct whispered to Southerners, was inimical to the sort… »


H.L. Mencken and the South by Guy Story Brown

Mencken’s “Sahara of the Bozart” is one of the most famous essays of 20th century American let­ters. Since its appearance in 1919, the essay has become widely regarded as Mencken’s “slur on the South,” as… »

1 Corinthians 11:7

Some are apt to read this as women being the summit of Creation? (Like the old joke about Genesis, with Eve being created last.)

Woman is the glory of man; she confirms herself to him, for good or ill, just as man should conform himself to God, to reflect or participate in His glory.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Why Protest?

How did the "tradition" of protesting in South Korea come about? A country that became a liberal democracy too fast?

Two Dead in Protests as South Korea Ousts President

Why We Need Icons

Friday, March 10, 2017

Fr. Jonathan Hemmings

When It Comes to Game

Are Christians conditioned to not think of church settings as a "weapons free" environment? I suppose for some who are still recovering from conditioned "niceness" or grudgingly accept the reality that forms the basis of Game, it may be a difficult adjustment to make.

Wilson Combat EDC X9









Thursday, March 09, 2017

Making Korean History!

"Cardinal Burke is Coming to Town"

Never Expected an English Cover of This

ラブ・ストーリーは突然に used as the opening song for 東京ラブストーリー, Tokyo Love Story.



Debbie Gibson -- apparently she has an entire album of English covers of Japanese songs. She must still have quite a fan base in Japan.

The original...

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Posting This Not to Validate IWD

Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson - Just Hold On (Official Video)



one of those days...

When will the rest of Google be converged?

We know that the department that creates the Google doodles already is -- International Women's Day crap on Google, as expected.

The Guardian
NYMag: Camille Paglia Predicted 2017 by Molly Fischer

What the ’90s provocateur understands about the Trump era.

Couldn't Watch This Show When I Was Growing Up

But I probably could now... that's how bad television shows have gotten.





20214 reunion

Judy Collins, "Suzanne"