Monday, April 24, 2017

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?

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


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


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


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.


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


De oppresso liber


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


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

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.


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… »

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"

Monday, March 06, 2017

Judy Collins in SF

Globalist Anti-American Shill

What the Zuck?! by Taki

More Incest Between the Fourth and Fifth Estates

Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep Team for Pentagon Papers Drama 'The Post'

I regard "Hollywood," reffering to not the geographic location but the mass entertainment corporations collectively, as the "traditional" Fifth Estate, given their power over the American imagination. (Apparently there has been a push to name bloggers and such as the Fifth Estate, but I regard those currently disseminating alternative points of view to be part of the people, and not of the elites.) Given who owns what, are the Fourth and Fifth Estates really that distinct now?

The Uhmerican Church

And its embrace of multiculturalism, destroying solidarity in the name of a multic-ethnic state. The Latins learned nothing from the problems of Orthodox ethnonationalism within the United States. Meanwhile they harangue white people for having any sort of desire to maintain their own culture and people.

From the LA Religious Education Conference:

(Traditionally did the Vietnamese have female musicians at court? Or is this another Uhmerican innovation?)

(via Fr. Z)

Fort Minor - Where'd You Go

Sunday, March 05, 2017

The Home of the Yankees

New England Against America by Clyde Wilson


A Pilgrim’s Progress: Nathaniel Hawthorne Reconsidered by Michael Jordan

The Sense of “Southernizing” by John Shelton Reed

Rod Dreher Responds to His Critics

More criticism and more responses once his book is actually published?

Missing The Point Of The Benedict Option - the critiques

‘Crisis? What Crisis?’ Said His Church

Cowboy Junkies Coming to California.

Sold out: Montalvo in Saratoga, F&S in Berkeley. Seats still available for Crest Theater, Sacramento.

2015 Hall of Fame
2008 concert


The politics in Canada are atrocious, but the non-mainstream music scene there is very good. Too bad most of those musicians probably share that same rotten prog outlook.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Never Expected This from Madison Violet

Putting the Cart Before the Horse

TOB presentations the the like -- Roman Catholic clerics should not be worrying about men and women not being able to communicate with one another or having sex with one another -- they should be worrying that their men are unable to attract Catholic women in the first place. Catholic men need to learn how to communicate with women when approaching them and trying to build attraction. Women need a different sort of lesson, with respect to "settling" and about what they are.

Priorities, people.

Linked to the Dragon?

From Peter Lee's review of The Great Wall: Crouching Tiger, Leapin’ Lizards! the Great Wall Comes to America

One last note: a fumbled grace note in the movie was the name given to the monsters: Tao Tei.

In Chinese, the name is spoken taotie, a kinda cool reference to the ubiquitous taotie monster masks incised on the most ancient of Chinese bronzes.

Cultural China
China Knowledge

The Goodbye Girls, "I've Always Been a Rambler"


Thursday, March 02, 2017


Is a young woman's first love always an alpha in her mind? And as she becomes jaded through bad experiences lived on disordered passion (coupled with premarital sex) her expectations are not lowered but raised?

The Catholic Version of the "Natural Conservatives" Argument

Multicultural ministry needs a new perspective by Msgr. M. Francis Mannion * (republished recently at Pray Tell)

Historical Re-enactment...

Alison Krauss - Gentle On My Mind (Audio)

Pat McNamara

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Camidge: Psalm 143 "Hear My Prayer, O Lord"


CWR Dispatch: Catholic Composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Paul Senz
His Catholic faith was the guiding influence throughout the life of possibly the greatest composer in the history of music.

VT16 Executive PDW 3B

Veritas Tactical

Fiddlin' Carson Peters Band - "Kentucky Waltz" | Live at the Grand Ole Opry | Opry

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Bill Paxton

AICN interview

New Albion

Vox Day and Steve Sailer on Jorge Ramos's remarks, "This is our country."

If California secedes and there is an eventual reconquest by European-Americans perhaps the area should be renamed New Albion, or something related to Albion.


It started airing in the UK not too long ago; maybe PBS will show it here in the US.

Molly Tuttle, "Gentle on My Mind"


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Google celebrating Ida Lewis.

New from Alison Krauss

More at her YT channel.

Economic Growth

Economic Growth — A Primer by Erik Lindberg

New (free) E-book Offers Sustainable, Equitable Solutions to Building Resilience by Kyler Geoffroy

“Our Freedom is Based on Something Finite’ by Hilary Jennings

Hugues Fourage: «Je conçois que Marine Le Pen n'ait pas voulu porter de voile au Liban»

The Patriot

Amazon has been producing some TV shows -- I hope Whit Stillman's show is still in the works. Although The Patriot thankfully doesn't seem to suffer from unrealistic diversity in casting, as an "offbeat" comedy disguised as a thriller (if that is what it really is) it doesn't seem to serve much purpose. Is this the sort of entertainment Uhmericans really need?

Amazon’s Patriot is a good example of how ‘peak TV’ inspires over-confidence in old ideas
Amazon’s ‘Patriot’ is the quirky political thriller America needs right now
TV Review: ‘Patriot’ on Amazon

What Latin Would Dare Preach This?

Lessons from Eve: How to Bow Your Head Before Your Husband by Fr. Michael Vladimirov

Something from Stile Antico

Depeche Mode is Back

Friday, February 24, 2017

This Weekend

Sight Setups

PDW Stocks


Young Adult Lenten Retreat

AmConMag: Why Are Women in Combat? by Scott Beauchamp

The Pentagon cares less about equal rights and more about maintaining recruiting for endless wars.

I don't think his interpretation of the Pentagon's policy changes or Ash's statement is correct -- I think both can be seen in the light of SJW concerns, rather than worries about a shortage of manpower. No citation of recruitment statistics and the raising (or lowering) of standards in order to adjust demand to supply.

Breitbart: Report: US Military Preparing to Expand Under Trump

Kyle Lamb on Hunt Talk Radio

Celia Pavey, "Jolene"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mirror of Justice: Is the Catholic Church Anti-Woman? -- Great Debate

When the Latin churches have been mostly feminised and have adopted a version of feminist? Hardly, but there is no pleasing those who are even more extreme.

Travis Haley Still Around

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Milo's Press Conference

Crisis: Dignitas: The Manners of Humility by Fr. George W. Rutler


It's Washington's Birthday, Not Presidents' Day by Gleaves Whitney

Washington vs. Lincoln by Brion McClanahan
Abraham Lincoln and George Washington stare silently at one another across the reflecting pool on the National Mall in Washington D.C., their paths inextricably linked by the historians who consider both to be the greatest… »

Russell Kirk wasn't right about everything... Abraham Lincoln and the Dignity of the Presidency
“This is our time of witness”: Abp Chaput on how American Catholics remain “strangers in a strange land” By Carl E. Olson

“It’s a time not for sadness but gratitude—and courage,” says the archbishop of Philadelphia in a discussion of his latest book on “Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World.”

Perhaps they are strangers in a strange land because they never fully assimilated and integrated with the natives...

Monday, February 20, 2017

A Lot of Star Power

But I can't relate to the characters at the moment... perhaps it would be good commentary about contemporary artists/musicians and their private lives.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Psalm 94

As Bad as the USCCB?

Do immigrant churches have the interests of Americans (1.0) at heart?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lt. Gen. Hal Moore Has Passed

Kyrie eleison.

Daily Mail

A Better Means of Converting the United States?

Than the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches -- the Anglican Ordinarite. After all, the Ordinariate also encompasses Methodists and other English Protestant traditions that are offshoots of Anglicanism. At least the Anglican Ordinariate would respect the English heritage of the United States, and are better equipped than most ethnic jurisdictions of Orthodoxy and the neo-Yankee multicultural Roman Catholic Church to be inculturated into the Anglo-American cultures present in the United States. After all, how much inculturation would have to be done, since the Anglican Ordinariate is already Anglo-American? It is very likely that the Anglican Ordinariate respects the language, history, culture, and ethnic aspirations of the founding stock -- can the same be said of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches?

One may wonder what the appointment of a Portuguese-American Roman Catholic as the ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter portends for its future. If bishops should be familiar with the culture of their flock, then how else can one explain his appointment (besides his familiarity with the workings of the ordinariate, especially the process of creating its liturgical books) than the assumption of American cultural homogeneity (especially under the influence of civic nationalism)? (And the myth of the "melting pot" in the large cities which were occupied by members of the immigrant Church.)

One is reminded of the importing foreign priests to serve in Roman Catholic parishes by bishops to staff their undermanned dioceses. What sort of education do they have in the culture and customs of the people whom they serve? Knowledge of Church teaching is not enough; they should also know and accept the valid customs of the native peoples.

Anyway, back to the Anglican Ordinariate -- some of the converts bring with them the English choral tradition, and Anglican plainchant in English. I have not been impressed by what I have heard, at least in the form adopted by a certain Roman Catholic seminary on the east coast -- that seemed to delicate and not manly enough. Maybe there wasn't a good mix of voices of different ranges.

(How difficult would it be to adapt Anglican chant to the Byzantine rite?)

His Book on the Benedict Option Will Be Out in a Month or So

Dreher: Catholics, Orthodox, & The Benedict Option

No discussion here of the immigrant Church dealing with inculturation and legitimation ethno-nationalism in the United States.

Leaving the Church Frame

Or another version of "why young adult groups are destined to fail as a way to network for people looking for a spouse."

Perhaps it is possible to exercise authority and charisma in a church setting in a way that is in accord with Christianity and nonetheless will attract women. If there is, I don't know what it is.

Usually the environment at church is too egalitarian and there is too much casual familiarity between members of the opposite sex -- or to be more accurate, the men are too nice while the women do not have any respect for the men. Why should they? The men are too nice, and the women are their equals in every other way. What male can stand out from the crowd, except maybe the nice Christian guy who is well-off. Then again, he may be a target for those women who are seeking to settle down but unable to generate any attraction to them. Especially if their 'native' culture emphasizes comfort and consumerism -- she who has the earning power will seek someone better, even if they themselves are blind to their own inclination. (Perhaps willingly blind.)

Do many Uhmerican Christians find themselves stuck in a "nice" mindset, or unable to break the shackles of the Church frame which prevents them from standing out as men? That the popularizers should continue to promote Theology of the Body instead of addressing the real issues between men and women accurately is a strike against Churches who have strayed from the wisdom of their forefathers.

Fabricated City

Monday, February 13, 2017

Abbeville Institute: The Continuing Relevance of Calhoun’s Wisdom by Clyde Wilson

I am always glad to talk about my favourite subject–-John C. Calhoun. I think it will become apparent that what he has to say has some relevance to our topic “Building Communities of Resistance”—and perhaps… »

Archbishop Chaput Has a New Book

CWR: "Facts" and "values" and darkness at noon By Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
The moral conflicts that permeate our public policy debates are endless and irresolvable because our culture no longer has a rational, mutually accepted way of getting to moral agreement, writes Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput in this exclusive excerpt from his new book.

(Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from Archbishop Charles Chaput’s forthcoming book Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World (Henry Holt and Co.). The book will be available February 21.)

CWR Dispatch: “Strangers in a Strange Land”: Chaput on Catholics weathering a sea change in American life by Michael J. Miller
In his new book, Abp Chaput writes from his unique position to examine the interface between Catholic faith and morals, on the one hand, and today’s aggressively secular American society on the other.

If this is the best that "conservative" American bishops to do, there is little reason to think that the Catholic Church will be able to do anything to change things. The American Church doesn't understand the problem, or its own complicity in creating the problem.

SJW Disney Promoting Homosexualist Agenda

When We Rise


Sunday, February 12, 2017


The BSA is Converged

Girl Boy Scouts … and 71 Other “Gender” Options by Paul Kengor

The Boy Scouts of America has announced a major policy reversal, a rather dramatic shift in the foundational policy of the organization. It is now accepting girls as Boy Scouts. Yes, girl [...]

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Matthew Schmitz on The Young Pope

Waiting for a Young Pope (discussion at Dreher's blog)

Cucked Intellectuals and Bureaucrats

The author of the post and the lawyer to whom he is referring here: Alberto Mora: It's Not Just About How to Protect the Country; It's About How to Protect Our Values

Neo-Yankee Catholic intellectuals have made themselves a problem.

Clueless about Women and Misrepresenting Female Porn

Tradcon Catholics...

Fifty Shades of Darker Double Standards by Teresa Tomeo
Surely the same women who were able to bring a half a million of their sisters and supporters together so quickly must be planning another major show of defiance against the latest example of female abuse and misogyny?

50 Shades isn't the glorification of real physical violence, it is a revelation of "normal" female dom/sub fantasies, written by women for women.

Vox Day Responds to John Wright on Identity

A Failure to Understand Identity

Vox Day and Jack Murphy

At Ivan's Blog. (via Vox Populi)

Thursday, February 09, 2017

CWR: How Many Faces of Christ? by Dr. Leroy Huizenga
Philip Jenkins' "The Many Faces of Christ" displays plenty of scholarship and erudition, but suffers from a blurring of textual and theological lines that reveals a problematic reliance on sociology.

Going Local

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Small Nation Manifesto by Thomas Naylor

A small-state world would not only solve the problems of social brutality and war; it would solve the problems of oppression and tyranny. It would solve all problems arising from power. Leopold Kohr Breakdown of… »

Anatomy of a Gunfight

A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Not with respect to the question of patriarchy and republicanism, as having women in charge of a police force would be bad, but with respect to diminishing the power of the state and bringing about institutional paralysis. Or would women police chiefs be more likely to escalate to the use of violence?

Peter Hitchens: Which of These PC Plodders Will Be Britain's Next Top Cop?

Meanwhile, in the States: Growing Number of Women Leading Police Departments, like the new chief for Oakland PD.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Sarah Silverman is Delusional or a Liar

She thinks the military would support her and her ilk?

Opens Next Weeeknd

CWR: Is Liberal Democracy Closer to Communism or Catholicism by Jerry Salyer

Friday, February 03, 2017

Their Finest

It's probably accurate that there some sort of feminism was voiced during the war.

Katie Melua, "The Closest Thing to Crazy"

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Why Saint Thomas Aquinas Opposed Open Borders

Something that needs to be appropriated by modern Roman Catholic social teaching.

The gloss on the passage by the former LC Thomas Williams isn't that good. (He does not include political friendship as an integral part of the common good, and that is perhaps the most significant factor in examining the motives of those who seek to become "citizens" -- how many do so for the sake of economic benefit, or with an anti-white mentality?)

Trump names Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court nominee

Monday, January 30, 2017

Who is Google honoring today? Fred Korematsu

the doodle - Korematsu Institute

Smithsonian Mag

Because non-citizens from countries on a terrorist watch list are equivalent to American citizens. Or something.