Saturday, March 10, 2018

5.11 Camouflage Scheme



Psalm 103

An Anglican rendition:

Too soft for what is required in this age? Whence does this English sound originate? Or does it have something in common with how chant was done on the continental during the "medieval" period?

Versus an Anglicized Valaam chant:

Cardinal Zen with Raymond Arroyo

full episode

Short interview with Anthony Clark.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Catholic Male Feminists

In contrast to John Finnis and others (Alasdair MacIntyre) one would think that the credibility of younger male Catholic academics on the question of egalitarianism/feminism would be destroyed if they ended up as incels but most of them seem to be able to find a woman who is willing to be wifed up by them. Those who are red-pilled would say, "Ah, but what sort of woman?" but cuckservatives, Catholic or not, would cry foul.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Who wins the title

of America's most prominent Pharisee? This woman?

Labor Stats: Lies During the Obama Administration, Lies Continue Now

Make-Believe America by Paul Craig Roberts

Three from AmConMag

Is Poland In the Grip of a Burkean Battle? by James P. Pinkerton
The conservative Law and Justice party struggles against the scourge of EU utopianism.

Thinking About Dead Libertarians by Bill Kauffman
Old-school intellectuals like Rothbard and Childs defied the stereotypes of their philosophy with their wit and generosity.

Free Trade Shouldn’t Be a Litmus Test for Conservatism by Paul Gottfried
That position has often been linked to the left, while protectionism has just as often been associated with the right.

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

A teacher mentioned today that she read this book for her class, proving again that parents have no control over the propaganda being pushed in the name of "public education." We live in an age when cultural Marxism has taken over our state institutions. Even in red-about-to-turn-purple Texas, a "transgender boy" (born female) won the state girls' wrestling championship for the second year in a row. Some conservative state Texas is, when (1) it sponsors a wrestling championship for teen-aged females and (2) permits a teenaged-female undergoing hormonal "therapy" to participate in that championship.

It says something when out of all normies it's the Latin traditionalists who have anything close to a sensible policy regarding sex distinction. (I'm not including groups like the Chassidim and Amish who exclude themselves from normal society to one degree or another.)

Who remembers the US women's soccer team for their girl power brashness and lack of sportsmanship when they were eliminated in the last World Cup? That sort of arrogant, loutish behavior needs an appropriate response, and fake chivalry is not it.

"John Mosby" has something relevant for the culture war:
Ultimately, as in so many other ways, we are social creatures by design. 'No man is an island,' as the man said. No matter how well-intentioned you are about making courageous choices, if you surround yourself with cravens, you will make a coward’s choices. You may chalk it up to 'department policy,' or 'well, everyone is doing it,' but at the end of the day, you are making the choice, and those around you are not only facilitating it, they are encouraging it.
In Forging the Hero, I spent a lot of time explaining the concept of innangarð, and that our tribe/clan/community is defined as those who share our values, as evidenced by shared traditions and customs. If you identify as part of a tribe, or 'inner circle of trust,' no matter how lightly, that practices behavior (customs and traditions) that evidence cowardice as a value, then you will succumb to the ease of cowardice.
Don't capitulate to the cultural Marxists, or accept the status quo and the harm it is doing to the next generation in order to be accepted or to avoid trouble. If you act like a cuckservative, you will be recognized as one and deservingly outgrouped by those seeking to build a sane, virtuous community.

Rod Dreher:
Vaclav Benda, Man Of Conscience
An interview with Flagg Taylor, editor of an English translation of the Czech dissident’s essays

‘Peak Trans’ Turned Her Rightward
Transgender bullying drove this former leftie and pagan to conservatism — and to the Church

Educating For Woke Spectatorship
The death of learning and the urgent need for a ‘parallel polis’

‘Lock ‘Em In And Burn It Down!’ Cries SJW
Jordan B. Peterson and Christina Hoff Sommers versus the wolves

Progressivism Against Reason
Note from a middle-aged, religious Asian immigrant getting fed up with the SJW dystopia

How To Make A Progressive Turn Right
His wife is white and liberal — but then he points out what kind of future progressivism has in mind for their boys

Underground Men
Conservative Christian reader, a future professor, embraces idea of resistance

The Backlash Is Building
Two Minute Hates moving people reluctantly toward Trump

Tucker Carlson on the Crisis of Men

Tucker Carlson: ‘Something Ominous Is Happening to Men in America’
Fr. Z

Energy Prospects: Little to Smil About? by Chris Smaje

Anyway, this is all vaguely relevant to my present theme, which is some thoughts on Vaclav Smil’s Energy and Civilization: A History (MIT Press, 2017). It’s hard to keep up with Smil’s output, since he seems to produce about three books every year, but I find him an interesting writer.

Choosing to Get Off Fossil Energy—Our Best Local Choices by Gerald Iversen

Richard Heinberg talks about local options for getting off fossil fuels on this episode of the Simpler Living Podcast.

Someone's Still Observing the Cultural Truce

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

End the H1B Program and Immigration from South Asia

“Blacks with Brains”— Indian Leftists Show Downside of Merit-Based Immigration by Hubert Collins

A Review of Original Intentions

Founding Intentions by W. Kirk Wood

A review of Original Intentions: On the Making and Ratification of the United States Constitution by M.E. Bradford (Georgia, 1993). Since the bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution, numberless books re-examining the document and the convention… »


The New England Pharisees By Dissident Mama

“Religion, taking every mortal form But that pure and Christian faith makes warm, Where not to vile fanatic passion urged, Or not in vague philosophies submerged, Repulsive with all Pharisaic leaven, And making laws to… »

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Emotional Thinking

CWR: The Darkness Gathers: Why public discussion has become increasingly irrational by James Kalb

A regime of pyramiding illusions that substitutes abuse for argument can’t last forever, and many wonder what will end it.

New Gear for the Swiss Army

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Sandro Magister: The Vatican bows and China gives thanks. Here's how - Asia News

Millenials and the Millenial Movie?

AmConMag: The Millennial Magic of Greta Gerwig and ‘Lady Bird’ By Telly Davidson
Her entry in this year’s hotly contested Oscar race is helping to define and symbolize a generation.

The Loss of Patriarchy and Its Consequences

The state is not patriarchy, it is what destroyed patriarchy to benefit the few.

Male Authority and the Decline of America by Christopher DeGroot

As everybody knows, men and women don’t understand each other, so in a context dominated by the latter, whether it’s an elementary school or Harvard, normal male behavior may be deemed “bad” or “toxic.” For this and other reasons, which, however, I don’t have the space to consider here, boys should not spend their days among women authorities. Although it is unlikely to happen, gender segregation seems to be the best single thing we can do to improve our schools. If, on the other hand, we want to continue to tame man, rendering him a docile and compliant worker bee for people who mean nothing to him and vice versa, then the present situation is certainly desirable.

See also Oz Conservative: The solo mindset

Martin van Creveld on Rebel Yell

Episode 307
FPR: Wendell Berry Interview, Life after Liberalism, and More by Jeffrey Bilbro - "The Agrarian Life with Wendell Berry"