Friday, September 30, 2016

Sad News about Providence College

Crisis: My College Succumbed to the Totalitarian Diversity Cult by Anthony Esolen

I thought the east coast Dominicans would have been able to avoid the mistakes of the Jesuits.

Not Something to Crow About

TAC: Bishop Vann Names Dr. Pia de Solenni (’93) as Theological Consultant

While it is an exaggeration to say that Thomas Aquinas College the Latin Church of Orange are two SJW-converged institutions (well, it's an exaggeration for at least the former), both do uphold Catholic feminism, or feminism lite. There is no leadership for the restoration of patriarchy to be found there?

Trump Jr.: Genuine or Just Trying to Cement the Gun Owners Vote?

New Compact 9 from Ruger

Something Good from Netflix?

The Siege of Jadotville

The story seems to be politically incorrect; what am I missing?

Another Infiniti Commercial

with Kit Harington

'Game of Thrones': How Kit Harington Became Jon Snow

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Papal Trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan

How many of them support more migration?

And (((how many))) are advocates and actual instigators?

The bucket list... some places to visit...

St. Lawrence in Felton
St. Nicholas in San Anselmo
St. Seraphim of Sarov in Santa Rosa

Kyrie Eleison

How to Treat Members not in the Group

The war of standards, or what rule of etiquette?

A question that will become more important as people realize that the modern nation-state, especially as it has been manipulated by those in power through immigration, is no political community.

What are the proper norms for interpersonal relations, especially members of the opposite sex? While it is not necessary to antagonize strangers without reason, how should men respond to hostile women or feminists? Someone would say that we should uphold chivalry or previous codes of conduct for gentlemen. But is that a proper response to those who are hostile to us and may even seek to destroy our livelihoods? Sociability/affability is a virtue require for living with others -- but this may be restricted to those with whom one forms a community. For those who have shown themselves to not be allies, avoidance, silence, or some word of disapproval or rejection may be necessary and justified. Some may fear economic retaliation in the workplace by SJWs -- that is a legitimate consideration. But should men be willing to cut ties with those who do not share the same culture nor seek to be a part of their community? I think so -- the cutting of ties is the last remedy with respect to those who will not change their behavior, and men need to be willing to go through with it in order to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. This may require that they change jobs or where they reside, so that they can live with integrity.

"But that's not being nice!" Or, "you're alienating someone instead of being Christ to them." If they are of good will and can accept correction, then correction can be given. Otherwise, it is they who have alienated themselves by embracing a prideful, unnatural ideology that is detrimental to women, men, and society at large. Perhaps if enough virtuous people (especially men) signal to them that their acceptance of this ideology and any other objectionable behavior is unacceptable they may seek to change and be reconciled.

What about African-American community? If they do not seek to observe white standards of conduct or be part of white America, then what is to be done other than separation?

Was Lloyd Alexander a feminist? Certainly Eilonwy is a princess who hates being treated like a mere "girl" -- does she learn a lesson later in the trilogy? Or are the books written by someone ignorant of the real dangers of a barbaric age, and the necessity for women to seek protection from men?

Who are the biggest white knights?

Academics/intellectuals, or generally men who have certain personality traits in addition to intelligence?


Lee Young-ae's return in TV series put off to next year

Celebrity Bodyguards

William Cheung

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Clyde Wilson on Sam Francis

Eleven Years After His Death, Sam Francis Speaks On The Current Crisis Of The Elite

Leviathan and Its Enemies: Mass Organization and Managerial Power in Twentieth-Century America (Washington Summit Publishers)

Sam Francis on the Roots of Liberal Hegemony by F. Roger Devlin

Alternatives to Superhero Movies

As Marvel and DC continue to wreck their properties by oversaturating the market... what are the alternatives? Thought about a Strike Back movie, then I saw this article in EW from last year. The movie will probably have sex scenes like the Skinemax original series but if one can ignore those parts, the action sequences should be decent and the gunplay "somewhat" realistic.

How long before a stand-alone Justified movie?

Bad 70s Nostalgia?

IWI Tavor Sar

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Orthodox Scouting in the US

For the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

on the Julian calendar...


Chiesa: Parolin to the Nuncios: No Concession with China

In the appointment of future bishops, it will be the Chinese episcopal conference that proposes the candidates. But on the condition that they also join the thirty “underground” bishops whom Beijing does not yet recognize, and that the bishops without papal approval be removed

"Is he Catholic?"

What is keeping these two together?

Anthony Esolen on Tats

The Body as Billboard

Just Because Hilary is in the Race

Their commercial has to feature girl-power? Ah, Audi. What an excuse.

Audi dukes it out to satirize presidential race

Audi Made One Hell of an Entertaining Ad for Tonight's Debate That Everyone Will Love A much more enjoyable 'Duel' By Tim Nudd

Ryszard Legutko

The End Of Liberal Democracy? by Rod Dreher

His website. Facebook.

Liberal Democracy’s Challenge to Freedom: A Conversation with Ryszard Legutko by Ryszard Legutko

The Dream of Having a Ramen Shop in Japan

Monday, September 26, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: Eternal Memory to Jonathan Riley-Smith, Doyen of Crusades Scholars

Eastern Christian Books: Eternal Memory to Jonathan Riley-Smith, Doyen of Crusades Scholars

The First Debate Between Trump and Clinton

She didn't tear off her human face mask tonight.

She did better than I expected, but did she convince any undecided voters?

More Imprudent Advice from a Bishop?

Encouraging young people to help refugees...

The Telegraph: Leading US exorcists explain huge increase in demand for the Rite – and priests to carry them out

Human Formation

Pastoral formation, according to Pope Francis -- as expected, an emphasis on modern casuistry. Vatican Insider

In connection with this I am reminded of "integral formation"... a name tainted by its association with a LC marketing tool.

Pope Francis on Formation of Seminarians

Metaphysics as an Act of Mercy By Brian Jones
Our frequent talking point, in both politics and religion, is that of mercy and compassion. All too often, what Catholics say about mercy and compassion is not at all different from the views of everyone else.

Msgr. Michael Heintz answers a question during a talk he gave last year on liturgy and vocation about discernment(at 57:30):

He says the greatest of John Paul II to the Church is Pastores Dabo Vobis on the reform of seminary education. The key element that he introduced? "Human formation" as distinct from pastoral formation.
He gives some examples such as organization and socialization skills. Now, given the state of Uhmerican parenting it may be that even among Catholics, children are not being raised with important life skills. How many parents have failed to raise healthy, (psychologically) balanced human beings? Being absent from the home surely has not helped the situation, and while we may be used to fathers being the "breadwinner" who labor far from the home in modern industrial societies, how can their absence not have had an effect on the maturation process of their sons?

How can there be just one path of human development for human beings, when the differences between men and women are significant? The "human formation" of men, especially for those who will ultimately consider the priesthood, must include the education necessary to teach them how to be men. Hence basic ethical development and character formation must also acknowledge sex differences. Holding people to a standard in social interaction, expecting them to apologize when they don't commit some infraction against the respect due to another or fail to live up to some standard, these are actions that men should do. But they should also be corrected when they fall into passive aggressiveness, or have been raised improperly to become "Mr. Nice Guy," being a doormat for others or avoiding all conflict out of fear.

How can a man be a spiritual father if one doesn't know how to be a father, or a man?


Greyman Episode 2

Alas, the movie itself is not a throwback to the past