Saturday, February 17, 2018

Armchair AMOGs

There needs to be a gag order for Catholic pseudo-intellectuals.

An alliance between "conservatives" and "anti-porn" feminists? Ultimately, it would be an anti-porn movement in service of whom? Feminism? What alternative would "conservatives" have to counter it, besides some feminized version of Christianity? The author offers no real solutions to the existential crisis that leads to the increase of porn use among males, nor to the existential crisis of women that is rooted in self-hatred, feminism, and rebellion.

Fighting Porn: The Reviving Cause Social Conservatism Needs By Michael Warren Davis
It isn't a last gasp; it's a new beginning, one that's rallying a new breed of young traditionalists.
Sandro Magister: How To Be a "Creative Minority" Today. The Example of the Christians of the First Three Centuries

But does he overstate the difference between the Christians and non-Christians living in the same society? Was secession a possibility for them in the Roman Empire?

Related: Saint Benedict in the 21st Century. But "La Civiltà Cattolica" Condemns Him to the Stake
Crisis: New Law Defends Poland’s Honor During World War II by John Hittinger

Within the last year and half I have traveled four times to Poland. I have by no means covered the broad expanse of this great country, but I have managed

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pope Pius XI, “Casti Connubi”

Available here.

”For if the man is the head, the woman is the heart, and as he occupies the chief place in ruling, so she may and ought to claim for herself the chief place in love.”

I used to accept this but now I question it — a virtuous man may actually surpass his wife in love of the family, but not in emotion, as he will have right reason and right will coupled together, while the wife can only participate in the right reason through obedience, and her love may be more emotional than rational at first, until it is formed through obedience and her emotions are brought into subjection to her reason and his.

Mr. Beta House Husband

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Dems Will Be At It Again

Calling for stricter gun laws after the latest school shooting in Florida. Do they not know that these things could probably be prevented if there were authentic communities, with mutual accountability and oversight? But they'd rather increase the power of the state. Well, then, let those who want to live in such a state, where people are strangers to one another and cannot be trusted by the state, live there. But leave true communities and their right to bear arms alone.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Feminist Enabler

But we suspected that all long with Bishop Robert Barron, didn't we? And for conservative Latin Catholics, he is supposed to be one of the "good" bishops.

CWR Dispatch: “America” magazine’s survey of women in the Church by Bishop Robert Barron

An intriguing finding of the survey is that most Catholic women consider the care for the poor and the Eucharist as the two most essential elements of Catholic life.

Rollo on Jordan Peterson

via his blog

Jack Kerouac, Revisited

AmConMag: Debunking the Caricature of Jack Kerouac the Nihilist By Scott Beauchamp
A new book suggests the Catholic-born icon was more spiritual than the "beatnik" label suggests.

Americans at the Olympics

Chloe Kim’s Father Proclaims ‘American Dream’ After Daughter’s Gold Medal Win
US Figure Skater Mira Nagasu Makes History: First Ever Triple Axel by an American

Breitbart is not alt right, Breitbart is civic nationalist.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

A Vietnamese Perspective on China

Tet Offensives, Hungry China and Dumbed Down Americans by Linh Dinh

Primary Weapons Systems

Another Marketing Blitz





Exoskeletons Still in Development?

Crye Precision News

"Liberal" Nonsense

The new version of SWAT is of course SJW-friendly, as far as a cop show can be. I won't go off the SJW checklist to show that this is the case; I just want to say something about what the (blackwashed) Hondo says in the first episode with respect to "community policing" -- "treat 'em like family." Is this psychologically possible in a megapolis? Only if one has some sort of pathological altruism or the like. Otherwise, it isn't, but a false front that is akin to the emotional manipulation practiced by cults. Or the state. Liberalism and statism go hand in hand.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Peter Hitchens on the Suffragettes

He doesn't seem to go far enough in his criticism of the axiom for which they acted, egalitarianism.
Sandro Magister: The China Invented by Bishop Sánchez Sorondo. His Diary From Half a Century Ago Has Been Discovered

Getting the Alt Right Wrong

Matthew Rose offers another genealogy of the alt right that is limited to the European nouvelle droite.

I'm pretty sure Dreher knows of Theodore Beale's existence. And he is probably not completely ignorant of paleoconservatism and its influence on the alt right. And yet he offers no modification of Roses's article.