Saturday, August 20, 2016

Avant-Garde as Progressivism

Asian-Americans here and Asians in East Asia...

Will the movie talk about the diseases that promiscuous homosexual men get?

Update on Scorsese's Silence

Martin Scorsese Says ‘Silence’ Will Be Ready for Release This Year
Martin Scorsese new film Silence release date: Director suggests it’ll arrive in time for Oscars
Martin Scorsese's Latest Film SILENCE May Be Longest He's Ever Made

Sci-Fi or SyFy

Female scientist/linguist acting as the peacemaker while the men are ready to wage war against the aliens and each other. Does that sound like a Feminist sci-fi movie to you? More of a message movie than Jodie Foster's Contact?
The Catholic Thing: Note from the Present Underground by James V. Schall, S.J.

"Single Girl, Married Girl"

Friday, August 19, 2016

A Step Forward, But Still Patronizing

Women Should Appreciate Masculine Virtues by Rachel Lu

"Many women today remain single simply because they are unable to find a good man."
A good man who satisfies their hypergamous desire.

"At times, it is reasonable for women to petition for inclusion in traditionally male activities."
Such as?

"For instance, men sometimes do need encouragement from their wives or mothers to be clearer communicators."
How about wife-mothers?

"Women also get frustrated with the characteristic male reluctance to ask for help or acknowledge neediness. "
If he did it in front of you, would you still respect him and find him sexually attractive?

"Men are at their best when they know that the women who love them are counting on them to come through. Let’s make sure that our husbands, sons, brothers and priests all know that they have good reason to be their very best."
Rollo T. would probably see this as being a statement of the Feminine Imperative.

One More and Then?

Will megacities learn their lesson and stop bidding for the Olympic Games?

The Neo-Pagan Limits of the Olympics by John Paul Meenan

How Much Was Accomplished?

Re: "The American Church"

For this blog, it names the Roman rite churches taken together, but it is not an ecclesiological claim that they constitute a particular church of themselves. I would rather claim that they are a group of local Churches, even though neo-Yankee homogenization has created a single identity for many if not most of their members.

Rather, what is important is that the bishops (and those Roman Catholics of influence) tend to see themselves as possessing one national identity, rather than having many identities, rooted in the local political community.

(It is a reason why moving bishops around in a country as large as the United States, without expecting that the bishops would assimilate into the local society, like St. Paul and the best of Christian missionaries, was a mistake.)

"The Immigrant Church." True of Roman Catholics but also of Eastern Catholics and the Orthodox. How many of them really integrated into Anglo-Celtic-American society in the 19th and early 20th centuries? (As opposed to becoming propositional Americans who are able to speak English?)

Meet the Patels

Watched much of Meet the Patels earlier this year, but I may have missed something significant in the parts we skipped over that night.

Assuming that most of it is truthful, even if it may be an attempt to raise the profile of the sister (a filmmaker) and the brother (an actor) in Hollywood and a publicity gimmick, we see an aspiring Indian-American actor who may have decent looks but no charisma and game. He is an utter failure in trying to make a connection with Indian women, whose hypergamy and desire for an alpha shows through.

It is curious then that his old girlfriend whom he misses turns out to be a redhead from Connecticut, and she misses him as well. What did she see in him? Was it a form of proving her SJW bona fides? Rebellion against her parents or background? A genuine attraction for the "other" that was found lacking in the nice white boys back in Connecticut? I don't comprehend her attraction to him. He had very little experience dating; did the redhead just fall in his lap? For an actor, he has no charism, natural or otherwise -- and the Indian courtship rituals have been transformed in America, to the point that he is playing more by American rules of "dating" than by the roles governing those old customs. There is no arranged marriage attempted, but a modified version of matchmaking. The attractive young single Indian women you see in the movie all display hypergamy, and its' clear that he's not up to their standards.

One can only guess why the sister has failed to find a relationship up to the point the documentary was made. Perhaps she is more attracted to white men than to Indian men but no white man that meets her standards has been interested.


interview and interview

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Chiesa: In Appointing Bishops, the Pope Leans Toward Beijing

He is preparing, that is, to grant the communist authorities the privilege of selecting candidates. And he is exiling to an island in the Pacific the highest ranking Chinese archbishop in the curia, contrary to the agreement. But in China, Cardinal Zen has already taken the lead in the rebellion

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Teaser

Tyler Grey

Teaser for Scarlet Heart

A Collectivist Blames the Movement to Strengthen Borders on Neoliberalism

How cute.

Neoliberalizing EU Southern Border Zones by Matthew Jacobson
An interview with Athanasios Marvakis

Celtic Colours 2016


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

John McLaughlin Passes

‘McLaughlin Group’ Host John McLaughlin Dies at 89
NY Daily News

I watched McLaughlin Group during my undergraduate days; part of my movement conservative phase. While I liked PJB being on the panel, I didn't really pay much attention to him at the time. I did pay attention to McLaughlin because of his rather brusque manner and because he was supposedly Catholic. At the time his being a former Jesuit and an ordained priest didn't bother me so much, compared to his status as a political pundit. Did he ever write about being a Catholic or his experiences with the Jesuits? What did he think of Pope Francis?

via LRC blog:

McLaughlin Channel Youtube

What flagrant body-shaming!

They need to take the statue down or replace it with a statue that is more realistic. "Real women have curves!"

55-foot statue of nude woman spurs debate on Northern California tech campus

Can't wait until the Left eats their own on this one.

Hijab Here, Hijab There...

One sees them everywhere, Costco, Santana Row...

And then there's the propaganda surrounding one Olympics athlete: Rio 2016: The first American Olympian to compete in a hijab wins a bronze medal

Of course there are youtube channels and videos about them.

Steve Sailer asks, "Hijabs in Chicago: Immigration or de-Assimilation?"

Capital, The State And War

Review by Roger Boyd.

University of Michigan Press

How many African-American boys will actually read this book?

Another example of a book publisher building up SJW cred?

Worth the Sacrifice?

If the prospects for republicanism are slim, not because of the Communists but because Chinese culture and Chinese people are currently incapable of self-rule? Not that the rule of law should not be defended but it might be claimed that one does not need republicanism for the rule of law.

Activist Su Changlan's trial for "subversion" again postponed

The police cannot find evidence to support the charge. In 2014, the woman expressed support online for the democratic movement Occupy Central in Hong Kong. Family members kept in the dark.


Too much of an individualist?

Anyway, he doesn't seem genuine at times. Someone might claim he is working for TPTB to lull potential opposition into a false sense of security, or overconfidence.