Friday, July 28, 2017

Doing the Job Socons Can't Do

The Rational Male - Positive Masculinity by Rollo Tommasi

A Bad Development

Catholic San Francisco: Archbishop revamps liturgy institute, hires new executive director by Valerie Schmalz

Woman in charge? Check. Talk about multiculturalism? Check. (Because we have a multicultural Church, not one that has assimilated and inculturated with [Anglo-]American culture and society.) A focus on the intellect (and the imagination) instead of the heart? Check.

I expect this change in direction to fail to stem the shrinkage of the archdiocese. If the institute had maintained its liturgical focus there are a few young priests recently ordained who perhaps could have been recruited to help renew the liturgical praxis of the archdiocese and revivify liturgical spirituality. Now, the institute appears little better than a way to help Catholic nerds get speaking gigs.

Perhaps Not the Right Question to Ask

Is Traditional Courtship Really “Unrealistic” Today? by Anthony Esolen

Another socon piece focusing on premarital sex. No mention of feminism or hypergamy.

American Clerics Want to Be on the Right Side of History

Even Msgr. Francis Mannion.

A Representative of the Immigrant Church

that never assimilated or incultlurated properly.

CWR: Want to change the world? It starts with joy, Archbishop Chaput says

“Faith is a seed,” Archbishop Chaput told attendees of the Napa Institute Conference in California, “It doesn’t flower overnight. It takes time and love and effort.”

Madisonian Nullification

By Joe Wolverton

This article will restore necessary context to the word “nullification” as used by James Madison in an 1834 letter called “Notes on Nullification.” First, we have to put Madison’s role in the formulation of the… »

Old Voices and New


New South Voices of the Southern Tradition by Brion McClanahan

Presented at the 2017 Abbeville Institute Summer School. As scholars dedicated to exploring what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition, we are most often drawn to the antebellum South and the early federal… »

And old...
Robert Lewis Dabney: A Prophet for Our Own Times by Boyd Cathey

A number of years ago I became interested in the writings of the great Southern author and philosopher Robert Lewis Dabney (d. 1898). Dabney, if he is much known at all these days, is famous… »

You Are Deplorable by Clyde Wilson

Presented at the 2017 Abbeville Institute Summer School. You are deplorable. It is worse than that. If you are Southern or interested in the South you are the most deplorable of all the deplorables. There… »

Go Figure: Progressive Academics Misinterpret Southern Identity by Michael Potts

A Review of The Resilience of Southern Identity: Why the South Still Matters in the Minds of its People, by Christopher A. Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts, Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press,… »

Overheard a former US senator (R), Catholic and neocon, and presidential candidate, make a joke about being in contact with the White House (indirectly DJT) and how frustrating (not the exact word) it was. What a cuck.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Joseph Pearce Writes a Play about Siegfried Sasson and Wilfred Owen

CWR Dispatch: Joseph Pearce reflects on his “dramatic verse tapestry” about two “war poets”

“I really have to thank God, the giver of the Muse, the source of all true inspiration,” says the prolific biographer and critic, “for enabling me to assist in the bringing of this wonderful thing”—Death Comes for the War Poets—”into being.”

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Perhaps Jordan Peterson Actually Thinks Like Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien: Truth and Myth by JOSEPH PEARCE

JRR Tolkien Biopic in the Works


Will it respect his Christianity?


More on Dunkirk

Cillian Murphy on Dunkirk

Kenneth Branagh on Dunkirk

Peter Hitchens on the Movie Dunkirk

Dunkirk Considered at Length - his Mail on Sunday column to which he refers.

A review at World at War (via Tea at Trianon)

Steve Sailer

"Dunkirk Undone" by Andrew Roberts

website and FB

R. Hittinger on Christopher Dawson

How Would Christopher Dawson Redeem the West? by Russell Hittinger


So a musician decided to get two tattoos. Why? Because that's what musicians do? I wouldn't be surprised if her parents were rather permissive in setting expectations in this regard. Given the association of tattoos in women with sexual experience, one cannot help but think that she has lost her v-card. (She apparently is in a relationship with another musician.) Is it possible for musicians to govern their emotions, rather than be governed by them, and still be good musicians (at least with respect to music that plays up the emotions)?

The tats didn't enhance her beauty; another instance of marring what was a masterpiece already.

The change did take the wind out of my sails as a fan, even though her singing continues to mature and her set sounded very good.

I note that an attractive older female (a boomer) who was in the audience had a small tattoo on her wrist. I couldn't tell the precise age of the tat, but it did seem a bit faded.

Stranger Things Season 2

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

An Immigrant Church

When non-Ukrainians who have become Ukrainian Catholic in countries outside Ukraine adopt the nationalist perspective of the Ukrainians and their hostility to Russia there is a problem with the ecclesial culture. Ethnic churches need to assimilate and integrate or their members need to give up their citizenship.

Jordan Peterson Presents His Version of a New Conservatism

How well does it mesh with the alt right?

Still some of the best marketing I think

Even if there are haters who think the quality of the rifles is not so good...


Полина Гагарина - Драмы больше нет

Monday, July 24, 2017

There's another video in which Jordan Peterson talks about his religious background and beliefs; I will have to listen to that. From what he said during his first appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience, I don't think he could be called an orthodox Christian. Unless he is using a depth psychology interpretative or phenomenological framework to open minds to the possibility that Christianity is true.

On That OR Article...

Crisis Magazine: Chaplains to the Zeitgeist by Tom Piatak

Interview with Msgr. Keith Newton

CWR: Former Anglican bishop finds a home in the Catholic Church
The leader of the UK ordinariate discusses ecumenism, priestly celibacy, and future prospects for former Anglicans joining the Church.

Jordan Peterson on Freedom of Speech

Training Schedules...

FieldCraft Survival Carbine Course

More Fiction than Historical?


Intersectionality Trek

An extended trailer...

BABYMETAL FDTD, Su' s supreme voice (スーメタルの至福の歌声!)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

She Attempted to Get a XX Pass and Failed

Wendell Berry and Higher Education: Cultivating Virtues of Place

FPR: New Book on Wendell Berry and Higher Ed by Jason Peters

All the Trailers from Day 1 of 2017 Comic-Con

Irina Ratushinskay

Pravoslavie: On Irina Ratushinskaya’s “Atypical Dissidence”, Faith, and Love for Her Country by Igor Gerashchenko

Irina Borisovna Ratushinskaya (born March 4, 1954), a poet, a former dissident and an Orthodox Christian, reposed in the Lord on July 5, 2017. talked with Irina’s husband Igor Gerashchenko, also a former dissident and a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia.

Cultural Marxists in Greece?

Or just the secularist left... former Communists?

Religious Harbingers of Greek De-Hellenization by Themistoclis Murtsanos

Essentially, “new religious studies” is an additional path to the de-Hellenization and de-Christianization of our society. This is the policy: to create people without religious convictions, without memory, without historicity. People who are able to grasp only the most primitive concepts.