Saturday, July 18, 2020

AEI Conservatism

AmConMag

"Democratic capitalism is the best approach we have found for advancing the material prosperity of our society..."



Yuval Levin didn't say "Judeo-Christian values" but he might as well have.

"White Angel" by Kseniya Simonova



Not sure if she reuploaded the previous video or if she created a new one for today's celebration of St. Elisabeth's feast day. St. Elisabeth the New Martyr, pray for us!

"ll Take My Stand"

Imaginative Conservative



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Friday, July 17, 2020

Two Items for Latin Traditionalists

via Fr. Z: VIDEO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE by Latin Mass Society (UK): 18 JULY 2020 – Catholicism in a COVID-19 World

July 18


via Rorate Caeli:

How Bad?

Charles Hugh Smith on AxisofEasy Salon #13



July 17, 2020



And yet they are in danger of losing their country once again.

FN 509 Compact Tactical





509
Compact Tactical - announcement

UF Pro P-40



UF Pro

Tigerstripe!



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How Is This Connected to Can. 747 §2?



Participation can be limited to evangelizing and forming the faithful. But it can also be broadly interpreted to lecturing non-Christian governments and peoples.

Can. 747 §2 does presupposes some form of Latin integralism as being true and universally applicable to human society, regardless of whether they are Roman Catholic or not.

If the Greek Orthodox did not have a significant presence in non-Greek countries I would expect their leaders to follow suit, as they already have in the US to some extent.

The Persians by Aeschylus

Psychology Is Not Assumption-Free

What results will this "research" lead to?

Charles Massy, The Reed Warbler



Chelsea Green





Show By Example



This isn't good enough:



Here the bishop probably isn't responsible for the choice of liturgical music or the parish's liturgical praxis, but he is responsible for his own ars celebrandi, and we see that it doesn't differ from the typical display of showmanship that is peculiar to the OF.

Will There Be Outside Influence and Foreign Collusion?



1P5: Knives Out: Knights of Malta Saga Reaches New Crisis Point

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Same Roles Present in the HK Protests

So who trained whom? Or is there really a dark web that has this sort of information available for protestors, as I've seen reported?



HKers did it better.

Paul Klingsnorth

Hamiltonian Nationalism?

A debate between Samuel Gregg and Carson Halloway and Bradford P. Wilson.





The future is Jeffersonian.

SoCon Hustling

Trailer for Flannery



CCP and Hong Kong

Bye Bye HK Cinema

One Way to Take Ownership

But a right one?





Related:

Christopher Patten on the Vatican's Non-Response to Beijing

More Subversion of Conservatism? Of ISI?

ISI has always been leaning in the direction of civic nationalism and the proposition nation, as far as I can tell, so that form of conservatism would be attractive to nuAmericans and could recruit them. Still, who is recruiting whom in this case?



Intercollegiate Review

Aping Latins Who Are Liberals

St. Elisabeth, Pray for Us!

Tsar Nicholas II



Hmm

A Real Help?



Is There Any Organization That is Not Converged?

An Interview That Will Gladden the Hearts of Latin Traditionalists



NCReg

Boomers in Mass Population Centers Are in for a Rude Awakening

Unravel the entire thread to read the letter by Robert George and Cornel West. Let them come down from the ivory tower and deal with the masses if they think cooperation is possible. They can stand in counter-protest to antifa.


Last in the Debate Series

Waiting for the Video

"Jolene"

On Flannery O'Connor



Law and Liberty

Related:

More Mental Gymnastics



non veni pacem

In the Long Run, Will This Act

help with the evangelization of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles or California? Probably not.

"Conservative"




Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ayako Tanaka, "Panis Angelicus"



Moral Imagination and Paideia



L&L review by Joshua Bowman of The Historical Mind: Humanistic Renewal in a Post-Constitutional Age

In this way, the book exemplifies a tradition of “moral realism” and resistance to abstract moral idealism. This realism requires, as one might expect, a sufficient attunement to reality in the broadest sense. That attunement takes place in the interplay between will, reason, and especially “imagination,” a word emphasized by nearly every author in the book.

“Imagination” as understood by Ryn and Babbitt, drawing on Burke, Benedetto Croce, S.T. Coleridge and others, is a pre-rational intuition of the good, the true, and the beautiful. “The imagination,” the editors explain, “always gives a unity, but it does not always give one that is real, which is to say, it is not always commensurate with the concrete, historical experience of human life.” Put simply, then, an imagination rooted in reality is what Ryn and Babbitt see as the Burkean “moral imagination,” while an imagination disconnected from reality is termed the “Romantic” or “idyllic” imagination of Rousseau.


By focusing on the imagination, the contributors emphasize the centrality of ethical character and culture which can be nourished or corrupted by experience and works of philosophy, history, theology, literature, art, and film.

The same as Kirk's use of the term "moral imagination"? It would seem so, as he, too, draws from Burke. It may be time to revisit this, the sharpening of synderesis through paideia, and what role art has to play in paideia. Imagination should be subject to right reason, not perverse appetite, I think we can agree with these traditional conservatives on that. But does the shaping of the "moral imagination" through the human letters, as offered by traditional conservatives, differ from the Renaissance humanists and contemporary intellectuals who are trying to resurrect them? There must already be something to a rightly-formed character in the youth for there to be a moral imagination which can receive something from the human letters. But paideia is not limited to humane studies alone, as Kirk admitted: "Of course it was not by books alone that the normative understanding of the framers of the Constitution, for instance, was formed. Their apprehension of norms was acquired also in family, church, and school, and in the business of ordinary life." The question is whether we have these other sources of moral formation now. I would say that many of them no longer exist or have been vitiated by both the presence of moral error and also by people who have fallen from the standards of Christian morality.

Also, let us not forget that the sort of paideia and handing on of tradition necessary to maintain American republicanism and to preserve the federal order given by the Constitution was already failing in the first half of the 19th cent, not the 20th, as is revealed by Lincoln's successful initiation and pursuit of the Late Unpleasantness. Second, the reviewer admits: "A country as large as the United States could hardly expect to achieve a kind of Aristotelian politeia" but "a genuine, widespread constitutional ethos is possible." It is probably an unreasonable fantasy that a "Constitutional imagination that informs morality" can be possibly restored at a national level. But we can work for the restoration of a good and healthy paideia, republicanism, and Aristotelian politeia at the local level.

Whose Pocket Are They In?

Canivore Diet?

Another Open Letter

Spoken Like a Liberal

who's never heard of the order of charity.

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HanCinema

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art



author's page

Penguin

NPR





Appropriating Scott Hahn?

NLM





By way of conclusion, I offer this periphrasis, again borrowed from the French. Catholic Scouting today shows us that we are not made for this world, as the Scouting movement revolves around the liturgy, to which all activities ––pilgrimages, spectacles and variety shows, camping–– are anchored. However, while we are in this world, we ought to strive for a society which reflects divine and natural law, one which promotes peace, supports families, and most importantly, provides for the right worship of God. To this end, the Roman liturgy is the means for most baptized Catholics, as well as being an end in itself, and it provides the nourishment that lifts the reason of the most intellectual and orders the senses of the most sentimental, so that we might be filled with the grace of the Spirit in every moment...

Is world an appropriate translation for saeculum, or would age be better? Or are we talking about κόσμου (as in the Gospel of John) instead?

Scouts et Guides de France
Infogalactic

Ed Calderon on Thin Green Line





Another review (in Portuguese)

Emerson Knives

Culture, History, and Identity

John Devanny, Jr.: America’s Culture War: The Long View

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have their history broken down by decades, as if culture, politics, and society change on cue with the arrival of a new decade. The takeover of the schools and universities by Cultural Marxists and their fellow travelers has made the situation worse. Under their tutelage the study of history has degenerated into a species of cultural revolution, Maoist, style, complete with denunciation, servility on the part of the accused, and the substitution of ignorant invective for understanding.

Useless Appropriation

Monday, July 13, 2020

Gary Taubes Interview



Friday:


Related:

Michael Hanby for The Lamp Magazine

A lot packed into that long essay. A lot with which one could disagree, too.



Sunday, July 12, 2020

Christianity Is Not a Suicide Pact

Decisions, decisions.

The Anabaptists may not think of their absolute pacificism in that way, and strictly speaking they are correct, but would they seem so calm if they understood the dangers? Maybe they can be credited with a strong faith, but what sort of credible witness do they provide if the law to defend one's self and family is of divine origin?

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