Saturday, October 17, 2020
The second installment of @intothefuture45's primer on the thinking and influence of @PatrickDeneen: "In Deneen’s view, the modern left and right are, thus, simply variations in liberalism, not differences in kind."https://t.co/jwKTd5ttwG— Merion West (@merionwest) October 16, 2020
A series of ideas: 1. one can do College w/o usury 2. everyone deserves one on one tutorials. 3. knowing the "basement" ideas of a linguistic tradition matters 4. knowing the great diversity of ideas in the world as it is counts. All this is possible! https://t.co/RnQQNcvNQy— John Mark N Reynolds (@JMNR) October 15, 2020
Modern warfare is a problem because of scale. The scale problem initiates in the state; the state is the problem that needs to be fixed.
Friday, October 16, 2020
The artist who designed a new Vatican coin told CNA that he wanted to imagine “the earth as a young, pregnant woman who protects the earth — a young mother.”https://t.co/nPLnK2Lbfs— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) October 16, 2020
AEON: Where loneliness can lead by Samantha Rose Hill
Hannah Arendt enjoyed her solitude, but she believed that loneliness could make people susceptible to totalitarianism
”Although a council was needed, Vatican II could not have happened at a worse time.” —Fr. Peter Stravinskashttps://t.co/FUIQjGyHY3— First Things (@firstthingsmag) October 16, 2020
Doing his part to hold up the Church of Rome, but I don't know which Roman Catholics will be persuaded.
The Vatican City State's mint says its new coin depicts “a mother carrying the earth in her womb...with long ears of wheat in her hair, in a reference between past and future that becomes timeless, and therefore eternal.”https://t.co/eYlaI0lqe8— JD Flynn (@jdflynn) October 16, 2020
Amanda Patchin considers what Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn’s ARS VITAE and @zenahitz’s LOST IN THOUGHT might teach us about living well in the midst of suffering and uncertainty: https://t.co/wbaWQBMVx3 pic.twitter.com/ZnQgjBQjfX— Front Porch Republic (@FrontPorchRepub) October 16, 2020
The Irish Rover
Living with Collapse by Erik Assadourian (Resilience)
In his new book "Material: Making and the Art of Transformation", master furniture maker and designer Nick Kary explores the roots of craft, and what it all means, via @CraftsmanshipQ & @WIlliamBryantLo #craft #woodwork #artisan https://t.co/idY9gSmkBn— chelseagreen (@chelseagreen) October 16, 2020
The Craftsmanship Initiative
A message about the film from Team Kiss the Ground. https://t.co/kLwO42maZg— Kiss the Ground (@kissthegroundCA) October 16, 2020
The global economy can't function without breaking down human-scale structures, destroying bonds of mutual dependence, and pressuring us to substitute our own values with the artificial values of advertising & the media.— Local Futures (@EconofHappiness) October 16, 2020
Follow this link to read all 5: https://t.co/eJvob0XJbl pic.twitter.com/1BbZW43mlC
For a healthier, sustainable, more equitable food system, 🍎🌱⚖️ we must:— Andrea Spacht Collins (@amspacht) October 16, 2020
1. Value Food for its true cost
2. Recognize food as a basic right
3. Invest in local food systems
4. Build the social safety net to withstand disasters#WFDchat https://t.co/oOBHvbcBDc
Learn more about this formidable intellectual and about his compelling critique of modern medical institutions in our great conversation with David Cayley. https://t.co/OL8Eu32LSe— The Accad & Koka Report (@Accad_Koka) October 16, 2020
Accad and Koka Report Ep 150
If Ivan Illich were pope... his encyclicals would probably better make the points that Francis is trying to make AND be unambiguously Christian. I'd still have the same objections to Latin claims about Roman primacy, but I'd read Ivan Illich's Christian encyclicals.
Do not lose heart, but quietly trust in the will of God, and whatever befalls you, bear it all for the glory of the Lord, because after winter comes summer, after night—day, and after a storm—the calm.— Orthodox Christianity (@Orthodoxy2019) October 15, 2020
+ Royal Martyr Alexandra Romanov pic.twitter.com/nfwVUX0zc5
In Madison, WI, community groups will now choose the members of a new civilian police oversight board, which must include at least one member who was previously incarcerated.https://t.co/aYRRBAR9hm— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 15, 2020
"Community groups" imply that there is no real unity. If there is no real unity and there are fears about the abuse by a city's or county's law enforcement officers, then separation is a better answer. I have no reason to expect "community groups" to promote those who are worthy to this oversight position -- even if they claim it is more "democratic," that is a negative, not a positive. In most places, abuse by LEOs is both a problem of diversity and of governance: both must be addressed.
The Mongolian Metal Band Keeping Their Language Alive Through Music https://t.co/nfEL6wS4rL— LanguageCrawler (@LanguageCrawler) October 16, 2020
I expect to vote for the American Solidarity Party (@AmSolidarity) for president. I live in a very red state. For once in my life, I'd like to vote for president as an act of civic affirmation, instead of slouching into the voting booth in civic despair. https://t.co/FXQMUsK99o— Rod Dreher (@roddreher) October 16, 2020
The largest government in the history of the world - but it didn’t get there overnight.— TenthAmendmentCenter (@TenthAmendment) October 16, 2020
On this episode, @michaelboldin talks about the three main pillars supporting and expanding today’s monster state. #constitution #liberty #10thAmendment #founders https://t.co/inBTOLvE3g
America is coming apart and is "already two nations," F. H. Buckley argues. Once unthinkable, a breakup looks increasingly likely. But can it be done constitutionally and peacefully? Donald Livingston reviews Buckley's case in "American Secession." https://t.co/a57sVpYgEx— Chronicles Magazine (@ChroniclesMag) October 16, 2020
The Jacksonians saw central banking for what it was: a way of making the rich even richer, while ripping off ordinary people. | Patrick Newmanhttps://t.co/dvQtw8jMA6— Mises Institute (@mises) October 16, 2020
This house builder's commercial is fun. A man with an expecting wife goes all in for a self sufficient lifestyle in a suburban villa. He fails with some parts and In the end he gives up but look how deliriously happy he is while trying it. That face! https://t.co/zACw5kSILZ— Wrath Of Gnon (@wrathofgnon) October 16, 2020
There is a serious lesson: you can't become resilient on your own. Find your tribe.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Jennifer Frey is another member of the privileged elite; both she and her husband are philosophy professors. She acts like a Catholic feminist, even if she doesn't write much about it (that I know of).
Everyone should be reading Shelby Steele, seemingly especially since they're making it harder for you to watch him.https://t.co/maLjmWOIZq— Sexy James Lindsay, knows kung fu (@ConceptualJames) October 15, 2020
There's no mention of Christ or Jesus in #PopeFrancis' video message.— Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) October 15, 2020
English translation - the Pope exercising his spiritual authority over the world.
I note that in addressing the UNESCO audience, he calls them "brothers and sisters." Again, putting appealing to a version of fraternity that is not based on Christ.
Have you both seen this:https://t.co/liTxhfAPuL— Peter Mawson (@HighFarndale) October 14, 2020
Join us on Mon 2 Nov, 7pm for a #MobGrazingScot Q&A on moving animals and assessing forage with @BarnsideFarm @howemill @DouglasChristi9 @PastureForLife— Soil Association Scotland (@SoilAssocScot) October 14, 2020
#PasturePower https://t.co/Pb2lADzCLp @FASScot @NFFNUK @RuralMattersSG @scotruralnet @qmscotland @agricology @SRUC pic.twitter.com/F0ViDPVij8
As a regenerative rancher, Kathryn Bedell is pursuing ways to minimize water consumption in agriculture in order to conserve as much as possible in basins of origin for recreation and wildlife habitat. — Quivira Coalition (@QuiviraAgRanch) October 12, 2020
Learn more here -> https://t.co/RfS7SL2QMU
"...giving the gift of good land is something that has to become central to any strategy for the survival of any community."— Schumacher Center for a New Economics (@Center4NewEcon) October 15, 2020
Schumacher Center Board member Severine von Tscharner Fleming of @AgrarianTrust talks land access, land gifting, and the #commons:https://t.co/f36EQdK3NR
And so my book is published! A beautiful sunny day on the farm ... after many darker ones trying to wrestle my thoughts into shape. Thanks to everyone who's helped along the way & especially to @chelseagreen.#ASmallFarmFuture - you know it makes sense! https://t.co/VyUYHT15hy— Chris Smaje (@csmaje) October 15, 2020
Thanks to everyone who participated in the webinar launch of my book on Tuesday. Apologies to those who asked questions that we didn't have the time to answer - I'll try to answer them on my blog soon: https://t.co/v7kkZxWBFQ— Chris Smaje (@csmaje) October 15, 2020
Land to Market connects regenerative ranchers with brands who are supporting this solution to climate change, food insecurity, and poverty.— Savory Institute (@SavoryInstitute) October 14, 2020
Find out how to get involved:https://t.co/TdSi4Kdkq9#LandtoMarket pic.twitter.com/5YSo9tKfgb
Coups, Civil War, and Tribal Totalitarianism - JOHN ROBB - JML #038 https://t.co/9ETvQbaLo1— Jack Murphy 🇺🇸 ⚔️ (@jackmurphylive) October 15, 2020
SOF continues to press on, training and staying ready, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. An ODA from 5th SFG (A) drove through 500 miles of extreme terrain, testing the capabilities of the Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 in an environment that simulates deployed terrains overseas. pic.twitter.com/2qDNJEwX11— USSOCOM (@USSOCOM) October 15, 2020
This poster, states the following:”August 1st, Pachamama Day— John Stone (@Johnthemadmonk) October 15, 2020
In thanksgiving to her, may we take care of our common home.”
(Jesuits - Provinces of Latin America and the Caribbean CPAL)
Please help me understand how this can in anyway be reconciled to the Catholic religion! pic.twitter.com/au26U4rpA7
You’ve got to be a brother and sister to everyone who needs us. The category isn’t out there, it is here. Our human family and our common home needs me to be brother to the people who need me and needs you to be sister to these people. #FratelliTutti https://t.co/CPBt4SFruZ— M. Cardinal Czerny SJ (@jesuitczerny) October 15, 2020
Wingmen - many of our teammates carry burdens we know nothing about. The load can be heavy - very heavy.— JoAnne S. Bass (@cmsaf_official) October 14, 2020
Take time today to be present.
Look around and be there for someone. Check on your wingmen and leaders alike - they need it.
Be deliberate, purposeful. Make it count. pic.twitter.com/w5LosXUWZr
When most women can't even pull their own weight. What a joke.
Top personnel leaders will speak during the Contemporary Military Forum panel which will live stream today at 11:00 a.m.— U.S. Army (@USArmy) October 15, 2020
The panel will focus on the next year's worth of planned talent management initiatives
Learn more at: https://t.co/Y9UsW6zdYT#TalentManagment | #AUSANOW pic.twitter.com/jL3Md2L1pD
Here is Kunstler with Marohn on the Strong Towns podcast.
#LiveChatWithJimmy | @JimmyLaiApple goes live with former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz to discuss Hong Kong’s political situation and future with netizens. Guest host: Mark Clifford— Apple Daily HK 蘋果日報 (@appledaily_hk) October 15, 2020
Dial-in: https://t.co/HPiKrDacgl https://t.co/GDfYeGjDP6
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Grand Chancellor of the #OrderofMalta has said the departure of Cardinal Becciu, tasked with overseeing the Knights’ internal reform, has halted the finalization of their new constitutions, leaving questions as to how and when they can complete the processhttps://t.co/bf0p2iT0ML— Order of Malta (@orderofmalta) October 4, 2020
Lots of cringe-worthy cliches and schmaltz come with the "quizzing" by #JoniErnst of #AmyConeyBarrett. Being a mom, advice to young girls, exercise, role models.🤮No difference between Republican and liberal women, when it comes to this mushy drivel. https://t.co/MKc0GAvLmg— ILANA Mercer (@IlanaMercer) October 14, 2020
Go to bed, Tennessee Karen. If you overturn Roe, you won’t be outlawing abortion, you’ll just be outlawing SAFE abortions. Feinstein said it this morning, “I remember girls going to Mexico...” #MothersForChoice https://t.co/rliWcRfgKN— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 14, 2020
"I’ve never seen this much activism in my life ... When I look at 16-year-olds, and 22-year-olds, I always say, 'Oh, I just had to wait for some of my friends to be born. I’m so glad to see you.'” @GloriaSteinem 🙌— MAKERS (@MAKERSwomen) October 13, 2020
NOT DONE: Women Remaking America airs 10/27 on @PBS. #NOTDONE pic.twitter.com/YDf0iiVKJV
The official music video for “Look the Other Way” is OUT NOW. There is no such thing as “someone else’s problem” bc we all share one world & ultimately one fate 🌍💙 Empathy for another person is what makes us human & keeps us kind.— Katie Pruitt (@KPmusik) October 14, 2020
Full Video: https://t.co/q7264Xofvb pic.twitter.com/b0CtvsAwfp
The female pov:
1. The primacy of emotion. 2. The supposed primacy of empathy (in women).
Benevolence or kindness is not an emotion. It's an act of the will. The same woman who "loves" her female friend today could hate her tomorrow.
An “ODA” team from the 5th SFG(A) drove overland through 500 miles of extreme terrain in Death Valley, CA.— 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) (@5thForces) October 14, 2020
This trip tested the capabilities of the vehicle in an environment that simulates terrains overseas.#5thSFG #TheLegion #DeathValley #TerrainTraining #WorkHardTrainHard pic.twitter.com/L5tCYx5XRF
America isn't the only one building partner relationships around the world. Check out how U.S. forces operate in an environment requiring hybrid competition. https://t.co/AQ1zMVuxRs— Irregular Warfare Podcast (@IrregWarfare) October 14, 2020
DYK ?— American Rifleman (@NRA_Rifleman) October 14, 2020
Beretta’s APX pistol was engineered to satisfy the requirements set forth by the U.S. Army and its XM17 Modular Handgun System trials.
While the APX was not selected by the U.S. Army to replace the M9 service pistol, it is available to civilians.https://t.co/aNM6zHD89k
Just announced: Congratulations to #NoncommissionedOfficeroftheYear: Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Berger, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Ft. Carson, CO. pic.twitter.com/0EC9kzD2U4— U.S. Army (@USArmy) October 13, 2020
We must treat each other as mutually responsible individuals, not as embodiments of ideological categories.https://t.co/RIwE4dfioZ— First Things (@firstthingsmag) October 14, 2020
Also published at CWR.
Related: "Liberty and Justice for All"
Healthier #soils lead to healthier #plants and better profits, all while helping to fight #climatechange by removing #carbon from the atmosphere. Here's three #farmers in the #UK who are at different stages in their journey to #farm regeneratively. https://t.co/rVmYX5dDZm— Regeneration Int'l (@regeneration_in) October 14, 2020
Farmers must be part of the solution🌱— Innovative Farmers (@IFarmers) October 14, 2020
This #farmerled research (with @OrgPLUSresearch) is looking to transition away from using #plastic as a weed control to a range of biodegradable alternatives including #woodchip
Find out more by watching the film 👉https://t.co/5iwalXXND7 pic.twitter.com/3EwiVKlsfn
New study: 👉 Of all the droughts that affected land areas globally from 1981 to 2018, about 1 in 6 started over water and moved onto land. Those that hit America's West Coast were the most frequent. https://t.co/Buenrcn8uF— Regeneration Int'l (@regeneration_in) October 13, 2020
Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology has announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Demetrulias as HCHC’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Rev. Dn. Gary Alexander as Vice President for Administrative Affairshttps://t.co/BmkBldo0B8 pic.twitter.com/g8QQNkYds2— The Orthodox Observer (@OrthoObserver) October 14, 2020
ACB: "Anything boys can do girls can do better."— Gender Studies for Men (@JohnDavisJDLLM) October 14, 2020
No respect for this woman is due. This highlights the corruption, pettiness and vindictiveness towards men and boys that saturates our judiciary system. https://t.co/XYf6XUHGVT
Of the 5 new chaplains of University colleges, 4 are from @CorpusCambridge: from right to left - Olga (undergrad with us, now Trinity), Matt (Fellow and our chaplain), the Bishop, me, David Bagnall (ug with us, now Emma), and Ayla (on placement @CorpusCamChapel, now King's). pic.twitter.com/KN0HUyDpx2— Andrew Davison (@AP_Davison) October 14, 2020
The text of a written Constitution is the only ‘super precedent’. Stare Decisis is a British doctrine for a polity without a written constitution & which has a strict court hierarchy and parliamentary supremacy. https://t.co/9LcASigrKm— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) October 13, 2020
ZARD tribute band...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Taking Clint Smith-approved components, Century Arms' new Thunder Ranch AK delivers all the features of a proper fighting gun at an affordable price.— Tactical-Life.com (@TacticalLife1) October 13, 2020
WATCH HERE: https://t.co/r7sTWCMZDu pic.twitter.com/Zm27e5Gtdn
For more on this topic, we hosted a briefing w/ @WomensBudgetGrp last week to mark the launch of the final #WBGCommission report 🚀— NEF (@NEF) October 12, 2020
Great insights into how we build a #CaringEconomyNow from @AnnPettifor @Neal_Compass @Zubhaque and @Sarahsarnie 💡https://t.co/SIjC1lQO2k
Argh early-morning typos. https://t.co/1hK46oTv5H— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 13, 2020
Snead wrote this for the NY Post: To heal America’s wounds, we need to recall that we belong to one another
His book on bioethics is probably good. But he is unprepared for identity politics. He implicitly recognizes that there are natural affinities:
We need an anthropology that recognizes that we come into the world as living bodies, embedded in families, communities, and histories that, as philosopher Michael Sandel says, we “neither summon nor command.”And if conflicts should arise between different identity groups? Calls such as this for friendship, or even civility, will not suffice. When one is a professional intellectual, authentic community is generally lacking, so academics write of things they have not experienced.
A better anthropology and, therefore, a better politics must facilitate the creation of what the philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre calls “networks of uncalculated giving and graceful receiving,” in which we make the goods of others our own. To create and sustain such networks, we must practice the virtues of just generosity, hospitality, misericordia (accompaniment of others in their suffering), gratitude, humility, openness to the unbidden, tolerance of imperfection, solidarity, respect for dignity and honesty.They may think they have some sort of community with (some of) their colleagues, but how many of their colleagues would pass the zombie apocalypse thought experiment/test and qualify as true friends? Even if they do have (male) friends who pass that test, how many such friends do they have? Probably not even enough to fill a rifle platoon. And yet they think they are qualified to talk about community, "bcuz credential." They may think they have some sort of community with (some of) their colleagues, but how many of their colleagues would pass the zombie apocalypse thought experiment/test and qualify as true friends? The same criticism could be levelled at those associated with the American Solidarity Party. I don't expect much from professional (D) and (R) pols. But if the ASP wants to advertise itself as being different, there better be some actual basis for it, other than some sort of identity as Christian Democrats or adherence to Roman Catholic Social Teaching. Prove yourselves the trad. and natural way, not with mass politics.
In other words, we must embrace the virtues of authentic friendship. We must remember our embodiment and what it means. And then, God willing, we will remember that we belong to one another.
Violinist @anneakikomeyers talks about masking up and creating a performance during COVID times, with the @NewWestSymphony and Alyssa Park, among other artists. The concert streams this Sunday.https://t.co/b5PjrhJTQD— Violinist.com (@violinist) October 12, 2020
How can you convert your house into a zero-energy home? @Zerohomes will show you at our upcoming digital seminar. Only a few days left to register at the 'Last Chance To Save' discount price https://t.co/Ghx3WzzcMG pic.twitter.com/XbJg3mTRfq— Adam Taggart (@menlobear) October 13, 2020
I’m off the buy a cow today... but you can listen to this if you want— James Rebanks (@herdyshepherd1) October 13, 2020
I promise I’m nearly done with this media stuff
Patrick Holden is a great man and was an honour to talk to him https://t.co/FbhUAsQXdb
We've said it before and we'll say it again: KATIE. DAMN. PRUITT. https://t.co/cetWKcRCgo— BGS (@TheBGSituation) October 12, 2020
I guess it was only time before Rounder would start peddling fempowered stuff.
Conservatism is based on inculcating norms—“guardrails”—that decent people follow instinctively because it’s how they were raised.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) October 12, 2020
Liberalism teaches every individual to define reality and justice for themselves. That sounds good, but paves the way for Marxism and desolation.
And yet he thinks a tactical alliance between the two groups is possible:
There can't be a "fusion" between conservatism and Enlightenment liberalism. The two things don't mix.— Yoram Hazony (@yhazony) October 12, 2020
There must be an alliance between conservatives and liberals to fight the new Marxism. But conservatives will have to stay conservatives without "fusing" with something else.
That's because he's controlled opposition and may even want to neuter conservatism even more.
What a treat, my two favorite economists with one of my favorite TV hosts@ProfSteveKeen and Michael Hudson joining Peter Lavelle @PLCROSSTALK on the subject of growing inequality due to financializationhttps://t.co/Oir4GLe0pb— Jean Paul (@PetrockDollar) October 13, 2020
The American nation is being destroyed for failing to live up to the ideal of equality. No part of American heritage is safe from destruction in the name of equality, not even that of equality's chief proponent, Abraham Lincoln.— Chronicles Magazine (@ChroniclesMag) October 12, 2020
William Watkins Jr writes: https://t.co/1pmGcFGkRH
"The Republican Party needs to think seriously about Affordable Family Formation and put the interests of its voters ahead of the interests of its donors. It may be incapable of doing that."https://t.co/PWm0nogEBG— VDARE (@vdare) October 13, 2020
"Prof. Delaney explains that Columbus was convinced he could help retake the Holy Land by sailing to China across the Atlantic. First, he would bring back gold, which was supposed to be plentiful in China, and this would finance a new crusade."https://t.co/3k102o3MWm— VDARE (@vdare) October 13, 2020
Who Actually Discovered America? (essay by Bradley J. Birzer) https://t.co/EXdTgF1Cri— ImaginativeConservat (@imaginativecons) October 12, 2020
Judicial Restraint https://t.co/OqnyUTacMx— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 13, 2020
I can’t remember what I had for lunch last Tuesday and Barrett is quoting former judges & justices left and right with zero notes in front of her.— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) October 13, 2020
Anti-Christian writer finds a way to scold the church for Catholic Amy Coney Barrett living the life every feminist has aspired to since the 1970's. Come on @NYT you can do better.https://t.co/FcVGmYK67l— Kelley Vlahos (@VlahosAtQuincy) October 13, 2020
I will say this about the second day of the hearings -- the "conservatives" have not disappointed with their admiration and abundant praises of ACB, thus reinforcing the point that "conservatism" is now feminist. "Conservatism" is a toxic movement.
LIVE: Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing for Nominee Amy Coney Barretthttps://t.co/kT7rfXhQ1J— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 13, 2020
I feared #AmyConeyBarrett's tart tones (American woman's gravely, vocal fry of a voice) would drive to distraction, but Barrett is brilliant--looks disarmingly sweet and girly, but her replies are gloriously pointed and cerebral. https://t.co/Xhj8fYllum— ILANA Mercer (@IlanaMercer) October 13, 2020
C. Jay Engel's essay in the October issue of Chronicles:
From libertarianism to traditionalism: "The disarray that disturbs 21st century society is not merely a lack of [liberty], but more deeply a sense of loss regarding the character and essence of civil society, its structures, and its institutions." https://t.co/bgqqwMg9XM— Chronicles Magazine (@ChroniclesMag) October 8, 2020
Friends, please join me, @roddreher, @WilcoxNMP and others for an @amconmag/@approject/@TheBruderhof conference tomorrow on why and how to strengthen the American family.— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) October 13, 2020
Zoom registration details at the link.https://t.co/TJ5hVKGBMt
Monday, October 12, 2020
OSV: One election. Four points of view. And a model for charitable political dialogue. The Catholic case for Brian Carroll of the American by Charles Camosy
We don't need more people who want a turn running the state because they think they're especially qualified (in this case, because they believe in some version of RC Social Teaching, are Christian Democrats, etc.) The people who are associated with the ASP, afaik, have no experience building up true communities -- they wouldn't pass the zombie apocalypse thought experiment/test because they probably couldn't find enough friends to fill a platoon, much less, a company, true friends who would cover they're back in an actual conflict. Think you are worthy of political leadership? Prove it the natural way, instead of relying on modern political machines.
I don't give the (D)s and (R)s a pass for being the sort of people who would seek power but I don't expect much from the people and currently there are few exceptions who would surpass my expectations in a good way. Having the "right ideas" is not enough to make you different from the typical (D)s and (R)s and I expect more from those who think they are offering an alternative, even an alternative way of understanding the political life. What's your experience in living this alternative?
Socialist policies have turned California into a ticking time bomb— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) October 12, 2020
I'm here to defuse it.
Radical policies are spreading into the rural areas of our state
It's time to start fighting back & make the Golden State GOLDEN again!
Help me SAVE California ➡️ https://t.co/m5KpYEaAni pic.twitter.com/qUH1AxxOWU
Issa may be an exception but California (R)s are generally Chamber of Commerce Party types and useless cucks. Besides, Issa is running for a federal office, not a state one. Issa's opponent turns out to be another weaponized nuAmerican, running to represent what used to be a red area, San Diego.