Saturday, March 25, 2017

One More BBQ

one more fire?

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Politicizing Religion

A "conservative" archbishop: Abp. Chaput holds prayer service on Feast of St. Joseph in support of immigrants by Brian O'Neel
The Archbishop of Philadelphia told a crowd of 200 that many immigrants and refugees “had a steady diet of anxiety and confusion these last months. And that fear and anxiety rests in great degree in the lives of families.”

Turning the occasion of a saint's feast day into a show of political advocacy at the exclusion of all other issues that may possibly linked to a particular saint is a mistake. Doing so on the basis of bad theology or erroneous reasoning just compounds that mistake.


A Truce No Longer

Southern Heritage Then and Now by Clyde Wilson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Crux Now Interview with Rod Dreher

Benedict Option’ aims to balance withdrawal, faithful presence by Christopher White

"Abraham, Martin, and John"

Two on John C. Calhoun

A Deep Devotion to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan
According to the modern historical establishment, John C. Calhoun is the ultimate American villain. These esteemed historians think lofty assessments from previous decades failed to account for his glaring inconsistencies in regard to federal power,… »

Coit’s Calhoun by Clyde Wilson
Want to learn about one of the greatest statesmen that the United States has ever produced? Then get hold of John C. Calhoun: American Portrait by Margaret Coit. When this beautifully-written book received the Pulitzer… »

Heil to the Chief by James McClellan
A Review of: The American Presidency: An Intellectual History by Forrest McDonald Kansas, 1994. Since the surrender at Appomattox, the South has been virtually excluded from two of the three branches of the national government.… »

A Review of Kevin Gutzman's Latest

Jefferson the Man by John Devanny

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Response to Rod Dreher and the Cucks Written in 1982

Thomas Fleming, The South's Gonna Do It Again

Certain cynics on the right—people like Kevin Phillips and our own Samuel Francis—have been predicting an upsurge in conservative militancy, an activism born of despair. If increasing numbers of people become convinced that elections do not, cannot change things in the U.S., the discontented middle and working classes may well turn to more direct action, taking their cue from the tactics of other discontented groups: organize, demonstrate, and exert the sort of moral pressure no politician can resist— money and votes. If we can draw any conclusion from the evidence of country music, some Southerners, and, in fact, the plain folks of the whole country, are waking up to the fact that no one, but no one is going to lift a finger to help them, if they will not help themselves—not their own Jimmie Carter and not the well-meaning Ronald Reagan. If some sort of social revolution does take place in this country, it will not be made by discontented Chicanos, alienated radicals, or country club Republicans. It will come from the dispossessed ordinary Americans of the South, West, and Midwest. The plain Southern folks have more than once in the past demonstrated their ability to make trouble—in two revolutionary wars, for example—and they could be dangerous once more, if they ever decide just what it is the South is going to do again.

Two Views on the Current USMC Scandal

Fat Leonard and the Decline of Military Values By Andrew J. Bacevich
The officer corps was once assumed to be above larger cultural rot. No more.

William Lind: The View From Olympus: The Women Problem (Again)

A Reason to Move to Texas

OLA Becoming One with the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter

A black eye to Bishop Gustavo-García-Siller of San Antonio. Will he ask for forgiveness from the parish?


Draft Them All

Megan Leavey

Monday, March 20, 2017

JHK on Carlson

Mr. Kunstler is looking older.

The Churchian Liberals Are Fearful

Pray Tell: Is Religious Faith Being Supplanted by Secular Xenophobic Nationalism?

Thus deserving of continued chastisement. "Religious Drawinism" is their fate.

Tactical Med

Out-Reying Rey from SW: TFA

Could Be Good

But probably too much sentimentalism...

The Secret Scripture

Something Decent at Stanfurd

The Choral Tradition of Salisbury: A Concert with Commentary Featuring the Salisbury Cathedral Choir

Funny how 666 appears in the url.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

VD on Rod Dreher and the Cucks

The Sin of Denethor

See also: Red pill and the Alt Right
Oakland (especially downtown Oakland) deserves the reputation (and city government) it has...

Alison Krauss, "Losing You"