Saturday, February 02, 2019
Friday, February 01, 2019
How will the Church be healed? Engage w/some of the best Catholic minds in the country including Cardinal DiNardo @USCCB, @bronwenmcshea, Carlos Eire @Yale & @CatholicUniv prof. to discuss historical & theological background of the crisis #HealingtheBreachhttps://t.co/9xwPuU9a2K pic.twitter.com/1BpY6s4VOp— IHE (@HumanEcologyCUA) January 22, 2019
Academics, trying to justify their privilege with more conference and symposia.
Rod Dreher: The Future of St. Blockbuster's Parish
Rod Dreher: Fighting To The Death Over Scraps
Good for Helen Ludé. I'm curious about her appearance -- was the phenotype influenced a lot by environment? She looks rather Americanized. Or is that mostly the makeup?
instagram and YT
A survey she was involved in on TV watching habits - Media after Millenials.
The rich philosophe is trying to save the continent from Euroskeptics. But his scholarship is sloppy and his politics inconsistent.
First Things: THE WEST IS STIRRING by John Waters
Europe is coming apart at the seams, but not in the ways the E.U. intellectuals divine.
30 Writers Sign Letter Calling for "Resistance" to European Populism
Europe 'coming apart before our eyes', says 30 top intellectuals
Fight for Europe - or the Wreckers Will Destroy It
Just a coincidence that an overwhelming majority of these "intellectuals" are Jewish or have Jewish sympathies?
The Jewish Contribution to the European Integration Project
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Rod Dreher: Amelie Zhao Learns To Love Big Brother
To The Book Community: An Apology pic.twitter.com/SCdYMOSLOA— Amélie Wen Zhao (@ameliewenzhao) January 30, 2019
Dan-el Padilla Peralta, apparently doing a job whites don't want to do, being a useless academic.
See also Kill the Racist Classics?
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Monday, January 28, 2019
Library Liberals Gaslighting Whitey
The American Libraries Association fights ‘white fragility’ — and in so doing, aids and abets white racism
He recognizes that mainstream conservatism or the Republican party cannot offer something to men who are fed up with the system. But what does Dreher have to offer? Isn't he part of mainstream conservatism, or the part of conservatism that accepts egalitarianism and feminism?
What The Establishment Right Doesn’t Get By ROD DREHER
I’ve noticed lately at my local Orthodox parish, we’re starting to see more young adults showing up, especially men. It’s certainly not because Orthodoxy is about machismo. It’s partly because Orthodoxy gives young men something to struggle against, and it doesn’t cater to pop culture fashion. It’s spiritually and morally serious, and gives people something to struggle for. Again: you can’t fight Something with Nothing. So much American Christianity is … nothing.
And what will happen to this interest if Orthodox bishops in America decide to go along with the SJW ideology and start condemning white nationalism and the like?
13-year old wins gold at U.S Skating Championships
A star is born: Alysa Liu, 13, becomes youngest ever US figure skating champ
Sunday, January 27, 2019
I am reminded of C. R. Hallpike's criticism of Girard. See also his book Ship of Fools, and I do not find Girard's account of scapegoating convincing. (Though I suppose I should read what he has to say about sacrifice as well.) Just because his theory lead to his reversion back to the Catholic faith, it doesn't mean that it is true or correct; it may be that God can nonetheless use error to lead someone back.
See also Death to the Death Penalty? René Girard’s Challenge to Thomas Aquinas by Tyler Graham
Dreher is still Dreher in his concerns:
One immense challenge to Christians is to find a way to fight this scapegoating, and to endure it when it can’t be fought, without returning hatred for hatred. I can imagine that it would be easy for those Covington boys to be tempted by far-right white nationalism, especially given the disgraceful spectacle of some of their own woke Catholic bishops throwing them under the bus. (This is what Girard meant when he talked about churches today being “vulnerable to the ongoing blackmail of contemporary neo-paganism.”) But that would be morally wrong, and even a betrayal of the Gospel. When we lose sight of the fact that we ourselves can be part of the mob, and start to see ourselves as innocent by virtue of our identity (racial, sexual, religious, etc.), then we fall into the same scapegoating mechanism that has captured those who hate us.