Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Cross-Cultural Utility of Cricket

Thanks to the British Empire and its legacy.

Vatican launches its very own cricket team
In recent years cricket has proven to be an efficient instrument for boosting interreligious dialogue (teams are composed of Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist players) and now it has also become a new means of ecumenical dialogue between Catholics and Anglicans. When the club was launched back in October, Cardinal Ravasi praised the initiative, calling it an “expression of interculturalism and of “dialogue among peoples”.

Alas, in the Silicon Valley cricket is used more as a divider than a uniter (though a uniter for South Asians). There are some South Asians who play baseball with the East Asians and the whites who remain.

Cricket is not a bearer of Anglo tradition or identity, rather, it is an expression of South Asian identity.

Putting the Onus on the Pope

Vatican Insider: “We are prepared to make the changes Francis wants” says Legion of Christ

Twitch's Best Of 2013: Television From Lands Other Than America


Mark Royden Winchell

Nomocracy in Politics: “Mark Royden Winchell,” By Thomas H. Landess (republished from First Principles)

I've been waiting for Winchell's last book The Cause of Us All, to be in stock for a year or so; was it actually published?

In Memoriam
Notice in AmConMag on his passing in 2008.

"The Dream of the South"

Ushering in the New Year with The Tuttles with AJ Lee

At Freight and Salvage Jan. 2 and Don Quioxte's Jan. 5.

'Why I Like Vladimir Putin'

After Pat Buchanan's "Is Putin One of Us?," here is Peter Hitchens -

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Glimmer of Hope?

Obamacare Showdown: Missouri Bill to Gut Obamacare, Ban Penalties, Ban Healthcare Exchange; How Would Obama Respond?

A Reminder Why California Is ______

Shoppers Stock Up On Rifles, Shotguns Before California Long Gun Registry Begins

Stand With Your "People"

The Phil Robertson controversy and life in general makes me think that we should have the mentality that we should be on permanent war footing - the culture war but in other respects as well.

Ilana Mercer poo-poos the show. Too low-brow for her tastes? Or grasping for reasons to be deliberately contrarian? I think Rod Dreher likes the show itself more, but I could be wrong. Is this a giant money-making scheme hatched by A&E and the Robertson Family? Or should we believe the family that the network deliberately set up a trap for Mr. Robertson and that the show didn't work out like it had planned (U.S.A. getting laughs from dumb hicks acting like dumb hicks)?

While his talk may lend itself to support of white nationalism, I think the principles that one should determine who is one's people (not necessarily based only on race) and act in solidarity with them are valid for "conservative" Americans.

Jack Donovan, Becoming the New Barbarians:
As America declines and becomes a failed or failing state, the corporations and businessmen and bureaucrats who run it will continue to preach globalism and multiculturalism and feminism.

They will continue to condemn anything that could be considered racism or tribalism—especially among whites—until they are safely in the minority. They will continue to condemn “male sexism” and continue to promote any kind of go-girl female sexism that emasculates or devalues men. They will continue to promote reverence for their own academic priest class while condemning as “extreme” any religious belief that challenges the moral authority of progressive beliefs. They will continue to promote dependence on the State for security and income and healthcare—for life itself.

Of course, traditional conservatives may prefer to see themselves as the civilized defending and preserving civilization from the barbarians (the leftists) in our midst - the folks at Chronicles, Rod Dreher, and so on. It's a noble attitude, but nonetheless we still need males who are willing to be men and do what men do for themselves and their group.

Meanwhile the Lefties continue to push their own brand of social engineering (that is, formation or paideia), in the name of deconstructionism: There's Something Absolutely Wrong With What We Do To Boys Before They Grow Into Men

Edit. A&E Welcomes Phil Robertson Back to 'Duck Dynasty'

Two O'Clock In The Morning with Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Felix dies Nativitatis! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Merry Christmas!

χριστός γεννάται! δοξάσατε! Christ is born! Glorify Him!

Monday, December 23, 2013

What Did He Say About Pretty Women Using Feminism to Draw Attention to Themselves?

Someone in the Androsphere... maybe it was Vox. Or maybe it was Sunshine Mary.

Feminism and AA in the guise of 'patriotism'?

Former Eagles cheerleader now stars for Army

The Latest from Nafeez Ahmed

Former BP geologist: peak oil is here and it will 'break economies' (Resilience)

The Neal Study

Important research: diversity is incompatible with community - The Atlantic: The Paradox of Diverse Communities by Richard Florida

“The (In)compatibility of Diversity and Sense of Community” by Zachary Neal and Jennifer Watling Neal

Steve Sailer

Vespers in English at St. Sebastian Church

Come and Worship in Song - Vespers of Epiphany
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Celebrant
Fr. Samuel Weber, OSB, Choirmaster and Composer
A Celebration of Light and Life!
Sunday, January 5th, 3:30 PM - St. Sebastian Church
373 Bon Air Road, Kentfield - Greenbrae

3:30 PM Rehearsal for the Vespers Schola
4:00 PM Introduction by Archbishop Cordileone and refreshments
4:30 PM Practice singing simple English Chant with Fr. Samuel
5:00 -- 6:00 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Sacred Music by Fr. Samuel F. Weber
Taking up the Psalter
A letter to some friends by Samuel F. Weber, O.S.B.

The Office of Compline (audio samples)
New Liturgical Institute in San Francisco by Roseanne T. Sullivan
Archbishop Cordileone Rebuilding Church, Society in San Francisco (reaction at Pray Tell)
Surprise resignation stuns California seminary students, faculty

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oratory of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Goes SSPX

Letter of Patrick J. McGrath, Bishop of San Jose

Cal Catholic Daily

Meanwhile... Bishop Daly leads campaign for new Catholic high school.

David Collum on the Dominant Trends of 2013

Broken Markets, State Capitalism & Eroding Liberty - mp3

A Soon-to-be Forgotten American Hero?

An NSA Coworker Remembers The Real Edward Snowden: 'A Genius Among Geniuses'
People of Costco... not necessarily a prettier sight.

There are very few places where people watching is enjoyable.

Anyway... Karen De Coster, No Carbs, No Energy? Wrong.

Costanza Miriano

A follow-up to this post. The Thinking Housewife

Her blog.


Hilliard Ensemble to Retire

NPR: Deceptive Cadence

Without an abundant of ease, comfort, and food made possible by cheap energy, would the modern nation-state be as stable as it seems to be? One of its goals is the pacification of the populace by satisfying their appetites. But another goal is the removal of political liberty and participation, along with the suppression of masculine agency, as these are potential threats to the state.

Official Battle of Chickamauga 150th Anniversary Reenactment Video



150th anniversary
Longstreet's Breakout Tour