Thursday, July 14, 2016

From a Paleolib POV

But probably more right than wrong:
Catholicism and Global Institutions: It’s Time for a Rethink By Dr. Samuel Gregg
“Brexit” underscores that the Catholic Church’s present approach to international political organizations requires modification, if not a complete overhaul.
I had not known there was another season of Wallander until several weeks ago, and it would be the final season, at that.

Kenneth Branagh Talks About the Final Season of Wallander

I suppose the reason for his retirement isn't forced but reasonable given the background of the character.

ASG 2016

Rod Carew and Tony Gwynn both had batting titles named after them. Are legitimate achievements overshadowed by suspicion that MLB is pushing a political agenda by naming the titles after two African-American men?

Then there was the secular religion on display, especially with the partnership between MLB and Stand Up 2 Cancer -- players, managers, coaches, officials, staff, fans holding up signs with the names of people they know affected by cancer and with whom they are standing, "intercessions" followed by this as a hymn:

Worse, FOX pushing feminism in the face of baseball fans by promoting their new show Pitch repeatedly during commercials:

Pitcher, the position least likely to be filled by a woman because they lack the upper body strength to throw baseballs fast enough -- just
blatant, in-your-face girl-power feminism. And it wasn't just the commercials; the FOX commentators, former baseball players, were being paid to promote this garbage. What a lack of manliness to stand up to it. They should have just quit rather than agree to it...


Eddie Huang... ghetto azn persona?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

But he doesn't have enough talent to make even one good movie

Quentin Tarantino doing only two more movies.

Not alpha, but a self-deluded gamma?

Not quite...

No red pill here: Donald Trump & the Politics of Manliness by Peter S. Rieth

To be sure, manliness is not synonymous with wisdom. In fact, if you take some of our wives’ words for it, manliness is usually synonymous with confident ignorance or loud arrogance, not to mention poor table manners. For these and other reasons, it is safe to say that manliness is not gentle and that the definition of a gentleman is a fellow whose manliness has ben tempered by his wife, his boss, and his church. Tempered, but not castrated into oblivion. For while wives, bosses and churches don’t want ogres, they likewise don’t want men without chests. “Man” is still very much present in “gentleman,” and gentle is not the same as genteel. While women appreciate intelligence, even wisdom in men, they tend to be wiser and more intelligent than we are; ergo they can do without us being Einsteins, but they certainly want us to be reliable, resilient, persistent, and ambitious. These traits are manly traits all summed up by a nice old word used by Plato: thymos.

False humility? Or just lack of realism?

An entire generation of America’s finest men and women demonstrated manliness on the battlefield, but our political leaders demonstrated schoolgirl naivety and fat, dumb ignorance in the halls of power.

Looks like white knighting.

Nice Chapel, Needs More Icons

Monday, July 11, 2016

Blame Thatcher

The two top contenders for the Conservative Party leadership race (and the office of Prime Minister) were women: LIVE WIRE: Theresa May ‘Coronation’ Expected As Leadsom Drops Out Of Tory Leadership Contest

Where are the men? The "Conservative" Party isn't conservative...

'Together we will build a better Britain': New Tory leader Theresa May delivers vision for the country ahead of coronation as Prime Minister on Wednesday
Theresa May says she will make success of Brexit as prime minister – as it happened
Andrea Leadsom apologises to Theresa May over motherhood remark

Peter Hitchens
Daniel Larison

First Things Still TheoCon

Is Liberalism a Heresy? by Francesca Aran Murphy
Why liberalism and a market economy are based on Christianity (via MoJ)

In general, theologians and philosophers should avoid genealogy. And women are more in love with hearing themselves talk (or write) than a rigorous argument. They can write on their own dime, not subsidized by an academic institution that isn't worthy of the name. If there is a value to ordered liberty it is not as it is elaborated by modern liberals but by those who uphold some form of a more traditional Anglo-American political tradition.

Jack Donovan, Donald Trump Isn’t Your Daddy, And He Can’t Fix What’s Broken In America

The only culture Americans truly share is a culture of commerce. They identify with each other across racial, ethnic and sexual boundaries through a common love of products, of musical performers, of movies and television shows and clothing brands and sports teams. This culture of commerce is only capable of inspiring a national unity as cheap and disposable as the products that characterize it. If you could get everyone to be as fanatically devoted to the country as Apple users are to Apple, you might have something approaching a national culture, but the nation is divided over Apple and PC in rather the same way it is divided between Republicans and Democrats or gun users and gun prohibitionists.

W Posters

HHJ looks a bit different...

Hasn't Peaked Yet?

The Korean film industry...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Full Trailer for Blood Father

A Few More Movies

I may see The Infiltrator and Jason Bourne, despite Matt Damon's idiotic comments in Australia about a complete gun bun and confiscation. The posters for these movies stood out at the Fandango "Coming Soon" section for July...



My King (Mon Roi)

press conference

Is this what normal people in France enjoy watching? A lot of drama, plus some mid-life fantasy thrown in (a woman her age actually having a healthy first child)?

Naam Hai Akira

A Bollywood girl power movie...