Canada’s Social Media Profile

I think that one of the saddest things about the modern world… is that people live in a tiny time-slice of the present moment which they carry forward with them, but nothing remains… and there’s nothing in their experience which reverberates down the centuries, because the centuries to them are completely dark—just unillumined corridors from which they stagger with just a single sliver of light.

Sir Roger Scruton

Canada is known around the world as a strong and free country. Canadians are proud of their unique identity. We have inherited the oldest continuous constitutional tradition in the world. We are the only constitutional monarchy in North America. Our institutions uphold a commitment to Peace, Order, and Good Government, a key phrase in Canada’s original constitutional document in 1867, the British North America Act. A belief in ordered liberty, enterprise, hard work and fair play have enabled Canadians to build a prosperous society in a rugged environment from our Atlantic shores to the Pacific Ocean and to the Arctic Circle—so much so that poets and songwriters have hailed Canada as the “Great Dominion.”

Discover Canada Guide

Canada is defined in modern parlance as a nation. Justin Trudeau called Canada a ‘postnational’ country. Two things about what Trudeau says generally: 1) He’s usually just saying what he’s been told to say, and 2) there is a large cohort of sycophants around him who will affirm anything he says. He’s about maintaining his personal brand, and not much else. Ignore him.

So what is Canada’s self-image? Is Canada a mature and fully aware nation with no delusions? (It is certainly conceited enough to think so.) To answer, let’s start with what Canada might say about itself in its social media accounts.

To begin, Wikipedia:

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

So far so good. Already we’ve established that it is big, has access to three oceans, and has major metropolitan areas. It is a country, so it is not considered a territory of another state. And, it has three territories, and a bunch of entities called provinces. Here is a convenient map:

Under copyright, but unable to find attribution.

The three on top are territories, and the 10 on the bottom are the provinces.

Politically, provinces are best thought of as independent territories (mostly British colonies, but it’s complicated) who joined in Confederation together in a unified country with a central authority that protects their combined interests. Territories are cut from land that was not unto itself a colonial holding per se of the British. It was land held by the Hudson’s Bay Company (by English Royal Charter) called Rupert’s Land, that Canada inherited after Confederation, in 1869.

What is this Confederation I speak of? Think 1867. This is when the nation of Canada began. It was at that stage that the separate colonies of Canada (further separated now into Ontario and Québec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick combined into one Dominion (but still part of the UK), to protect their common interests. (Notice how close this is to 1865? The colonies were all concerned that since the damn Yankees had just finished their subjugation of the South, at the barrel of a gun by light of the South’s burning cities, the Yankees were going to turn their eye northward.) Prince Edward Island and British Columbia joined soon after. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba were created from the Rupert’s Land territory already held by Canada and so ostensibly joined Confederation later. Newfoundland and Labrador was the last province to join, in 1949. This is a map showing how the internal political boundaries in Canada have changed over time, if you’re interested.

The deal the colonies agreed to in 1867, in terms of who got what powers, was actually an Act of the UK Parliament, called the British North America Act, 1867. Today, you can find it in the Constitution Act, 1867, as Canada has repatriated all the old UK law that governs the country. The 1867 act describes who gets what powers: skip to section 91 for federal powers, and the 92s for provincial powers. This is akin to the federal structure of the United States, but with many notable differences. (“We’re not Americans!” cries the Canadian.) Put short: if it’s external to Canada or crosses provincial borders, it is federal. If it impacts the daily lives of a province’s population within that province (education, health care, and commerce, but many other areas too), it is provincial. (This is way too simple, as there are other Constitution Acts, but that serves my purpose for now.)

So we’ve got both the political boundaries and jurisdictions covered. How does governance in Canada actually work?

Canadian Governance

We’ve seen there are two levels of government: provincial and federal. (Territorial governance (Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) is akin to provincial.)

According to the federal government’s Discover Canada guide (the one that recent immigrants and refugees get when they want to apply for citizenship), Canada is a federal state, a parliamentary democracy, and a constitutional monarchy. We’ve discussed the federal state above, so let’s discuss the other two.

Parliamentary democracy is, according to the Guide:

In Canada’s parliamentary democracy, the people elect members to the House of Commons in Ottawa and to the provincial and territorial legislatures. These representatives are responsible for passing laws, approving and monitoring expenditures, and keeping the government accountable. Cabinet ministers are responsible to the elected representatives, which means they must retain the “confidence of the House” and have to resign if they are defeated in a non-confidence vote.

A parliamentary democracy means that the principle law making and government accountability functions are handled by a gathering of elected (House of Commons) and non-elected (the Senate) members. A Member of the House of Commons is elected, in a particular geographic riding in Canada. You only need get more votes than any other single candidate opposing you to win a riding. It is rare for MPs not to be affiliated with a political party. These MPs draft bills which if passed  and assented to become law. You need a majority of votes to pass a bill. This is where things get tricky.

Who prevails in the House of Commons?  It cannot just be anarchy. The political party that wins the most seats typically forms a government. If they have a majority of seats, then life is good. They can propose bills and pass them without issue. Any other party whose members propose bills can be defeated just as easily. So what if there is no clear majority? Typically, the winner of the most seats still forms the government, but is in a minority position, and so must rely on other MPs or parties to support them to get anything done. The leader of the party forming the government is made Prime Minister, who is not the most powerful leader in Canada, according to the sources, but is head of the government.

There is also a sword of Damocles over the head of the ruling party. Should they not survive a ‘confidence vote’ (in which all MPs vote whether they still support the government or not), then the House of Commons is dissolved and an election is held. With a majority government, no problem, you’ll always survive a confidence vote if your whips are working. A minority government has to step lightly, in order to try and prevent confidence votes, and if one happens, to survive it.

The Senate is the second house of our bicameral federal legislature. Senators are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister, and serve until age 75. They seem to have strange alliances, but not party affiliations. There has been some noise about electing them, and Alberta has held elections for Senate candidates in the past. Sometimes the then current Prime Minister has asked those candidates be appointed, but is under no obligation to do so. The Senate is supposed to exercise a level of oversight over the bills passed by the House of Commons, and may propose their own bills too. (This senate is not like the elected US Senate. It is more akin to the UK House of Lords, but not a copy. “See, we’re not Americans!” cries the Canadian.)

(The same basic structure applies to the provinces as well. They all elect assemblies based on the Parliamentary model above, with one basic difference: they are unicameral and have no Senate.)

Just what is up with this Prime Minister? The Prime Minister is responsible for running the government. The buck stops here. They, of course, could not possibly handle running the behemoth that is the Canadian government, so they appoint some of their co-MPs as Ministers, and delegate some government business to them. Together, they form the Cabinet. If that is where bucks go to stop, though, who is the Prime Minister and his cabinet accountable to?

This is where constitutional monarchy comes in. I’m going to get editorial here and say that it is two separate things. According to the guide:

As a constitutional monarchy, Canada’s Head of State is a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King), who reigns in accordance with the Constitution: the rule of law. The Sovereign is a part of Parliament, playing an important, non-partisan role as the focus of citizenship and allegiance, most visibly during royal visits to Canada. Her Majesty is a symbol of Canadian sovereignty, a guardian of constitutional freedoms, and a reflection of our history.

The Sovereign is represented in Canada by the Governor General, who is appointed by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister, usually for five years. In each of the ten provinces, the Sovereign is represented by the Lieutenant Governor, who is appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister, also normally for five years.

So, it’s really two things: a Constitution, plus a Monarchy. Our current monarch is Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and she is the sovereign (“Her Majesty”). She is represented in Canada by the Governor General, and in the provinces by a Lieutenant Governor. (Pronounced “Left-tenant” in the Great White North, much to the befuddled amusement of Americans. “See, totally not Americans!” says the Canadian. “Just stop please” says everyone else.)

Prime Ministers and Premiers are not ultimately passing laws. They are advising Her Majesty, through her local representative, to enact the law they have put forward and passed in their legislatures. In the legislative process, the Governor General may assent to a Bill, in which case it becomes law, but she also has a veto. If Governor General considers a bill to be a bad idea, she can refuse to grant her assent to it, and it goes nowhere. The Governor General may also reserve their decision, to defer to Her Majesty to decide herself. But, I was unable to find where this has happened in Canada.

(So, Her Majesty has eleven representatives in Canada. How does she find time for anything else?)

But Her Majesty’s representatives also have another important role: proroguing or dissolving Parliament or a legislature. Proroguing means to discontinue a session of Parliament without dissolving it, just like sending the school kids home early for the day. They may also dissolve Parliament, which triggers an election. Usually, they dissolve a legislature on advice of the Prime Minister or a Premier. However, it is open for them to dissolve a legislature when Her Majesty feels they can no longer adequately serve her (which has also never happened in Canada).

On to the Constitution. This means the rules on which Canada is based, or the laws that all other laws are subject to. There are two primary written documents: the Constitution Act, 1867, which dictates how powers of government are distributed between Canada and the provinces, and the institutions on which the government is formed, and the Constitution Act, 1982, otherwise known as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This document is basically (put very simply) the codification of the UN Declaration of Human Rights into the supreme law of Canada, with some limitations and extra features that are uniquely Canadian. Other documents are incorporated as well (First Nations treaties, for example), as well as some unwritten principles, conventions, and royal prerogative.

You might notice some odd things. First, our Sovereign, Her Majesty, from where all government authority derives, is not Canadian, and resides in a foreign country. Second, she is not actually sovereign with respect to ruling Canada, as she is allegedly ruling with the Constitution governing her rule. This seems odd and contradictory. If it is true, then she is not sovereign, but actually accountable to those who may amend the Constitution, which are the legislatures of Canada and the provinces. Which she rules over. Seems tautological.

Canadian Law

Enough government. Let’s briefly talk about the Canadian legal system. All of Canada, except Québec, adopted the English Common Law, as well as Equity, at some point in the past. This is all judge made law, or law that evolved over time based upon rulings by judges. For instance, Ontario adopted English Common Law around 1792. So, all that judge made law was made Ontario’s law as well, but does not remain identical to English Common Law, but evolves on its own course, based on rulings by Ontario judges (rulings after 1792 by English Common Law judges can be influential, but are not authoritative). Canada itself also adopted Common Law, and has a parallel system of courts to what the provinces have. Québec did not adopt Common Law, but rather has a Code Civil de Québec, which is like Napoleon’s Code Civil, but has been modernized and adopted English law of Trusts.

One big thing to note though is that the final court of appeal for Canada, no matter what jurisdiction, is the Supreme Court of Canada. They can give rulings that impact the entire country, not just one province or federal law.

Also, legislatures can pass laws that override the Common Law, to “cure a mischief ” in those laws when necessary.

Canadian Culture

The guide is pretty much good enough on its own as a social media description of Canada. Notice though that the reference to Canadian culture is not what makes us all alike, but all about our separate origins. We know that origins matter, but for a government run by blank-slaters for last 50+ years, this seems odd.

English and French

Canadian society today stems largely from the English-speaking and French-speaking Christian civilizations that were brought here from Europe by settlers. English and French define the reality of day-to-day life for most people and are the country’s official languages. The federal government is required by law to provide services throughout Canada in English and French.

Today, there are 18 million Anglophones—people who speak English as a first language—and 7 million Francophones—people who speak French as their first language. While the majority of Francophones live in the province of Quebec, one million Francophones live in Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba, with a smaller presence in other provinces. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province.

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Quebecers are the people of Quebec, the vast majority French-speaking. Most are descendants of 8,500 French settlers from the 1600s and 1700s and maintain a unique identity, culture and language. The House of Commons recognized in 2006 that the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada. One million Anglo-Quebecers have a heritage of 250 years and form a vibrant part of the Quebec fabric.

The basic way of life in English-speaking areas was established by hundreds of thousands of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish settlers, soldiers and migrants from the 1600s to the 20th century. Generations of pioneers and builders of British origins, as well as other groups, invested and endured hardship in laying the foundations of our country. This helps explain why Anglophones (English speakers) are generally referred to as English Canadians.

But, also included is this little nugget:

Some Canadians immigrate from places where they have experienced warfare or conflict. Such experiences do not justify bringing to Canada violent, extreme or hateful prejudices. In becoming Canadian, newcomers are expected to embrace democratic principles such as the rule of law.

Plus, a nod to those Others:

Many ethnic and religious groups live and work in peace as proud Canadians. The largest groups are the English, French, Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, Aboriginal, Ukrainian, Dutch, South Asian and Scandinavian. Since the 1970s, most immigrants have come from Asian countries.

Okay, got it. English settled the English speaking parts of Canada. The French settled most of Québec. The First Nations are here, but not mentioned as part of Canadian Society. There were others involved too, somehow.

Canadian Religion

The great majority of Canadians identify as Christians. The largest religious affiliation is Catholic, followed by various Protestant churches. The numbers of Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and members of other religions, as well as people who state “no religion” are also growing.

In Canada the state has traditionally partnered with faith communities to promote social welfare, harmony and mutual respect; to provide schools and health care; to resettle refugees; and to uphold religious freedom, religious expression and freedom of conscience.

And, then these little paragraphs immediately follow:

Canada’s diversity includes gay and lesbian Canadians, who enjoy the full protection of and equal treatment under the law, including access to civil marriage.

Together, these diverse groups, sharing a common Canadian identity, make up today’s multicultural society.

There seems to be some omissions. First, what is the Canadian identity? They’ve just finished parsing out every single group that resides in Canada, but nothing describing what Canadian identity might be, except that you are First Nations, English or French. Also, what is surprising is that no mention of the United States of America, being a source of immigrants, culture, religion, trade, or economic relations is mentioned. One would expect that with the dominant Empire on the continent and in the hemisphere, as well as the entire world, it would have some influence on Canadian identity and culture. But, none mentioned here, so wow, I guess we somehow managed to do what no other nation, RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the dominant cultural, economic and military power in the world has ever been able to do before: be completely isolated from it.  And that, right there, is enough evidence, on its own, to show the guide is full of shit.

Alright, it’s time to stop this nonsense. I’ve dragged you through this muck to get to the thesis of this blog going forward: all of the above, while readily accepted by Canadians, is not true or is true in a manner of speaking, but not the manner they say it in. Much of Canada’s law or legal structure may be true de jure but is not de facto true. Foreigners observing from outside have a much better understanding of Canada than Canadians. I suspect this is because they are not swimming in the water of propaganda that Canadians do. I’ll be explaining this more in the future.

My purpose here for the next while is to hold up the actual Canada for Canadians and the world to see. There will be rants.

Sunday Morning Coffee 09/19/2021

Z Man considers 9-11 on its 20th Anniversary at his SubscribeStar feed (paywalled, worth it), and has this advice for dealing with the modern lunacy:

The solution is to divorce yourself from the lunacy as best you can. Disengaging in mass culture is one obvious way to maintain your sanity. The other is to work to create parallel and underground structures where reason and reasonableness can survive. That inevitably means divorcing oneself from concepts like patriotism. That does not mean hatred of country, but rather an active disinterest. We must become guests in our own lands, a form of exile.

Gerry T. Neal at Throne Altar Liberty discusses the ethics of vaccine mandates.

William Briggs, Statistician to the Stars, does a once a week overview of FAUXVID madness. Check out this week’s episode XCIII.

John Derbyshire discusses developments on the Texas – Mexico border, and the build-up of migrants near Del Rio, which will likely end in disaster.

Z Man finds a silver lining in the COVID nonsense.

Conrad Black discusses the upcoming federal Canadian election. It is a good summary of the non-options, but I disagree with his conclusion. “Go ahead, vote, and throw your vote away!”

Canadian Election Predictions: Who fucking cares? No matter what the final seat count is, the Canadian Regime, of Toronto Tories and Montreal Whigs, will remain. We’re likely to end up right back where we started, with a minority Liberal government. No one will be surprised if the Conservatives have fewer seats, as they have been consistent since World War II in not conserving a single thing.

Governments will continue to ignore the need to maintain stability, peace and order. They will continue to modulate panic levels through weekly changes in FAUXVID tactics, based not on what is best for the populace, but for what is immediately politically expedient for them. Get ready for more and more FAUXVID restrictions, vaccine passports, health care rationing (including denying care to the heretical unvaccinated), and a 3rd, 4th and 5th course of vaccinations by the end of 2022.

Clutch closes for us:

Sunday Morning Coffee 09/12/2021

Statistician to the Stars, William Briggs, on how James Burnham’s The Managerial Revolution has held up in the 80 years since it was published. (Prepare to despair.)

The Myth of the 20th Century crew with one of their finest podcasts, a look at Plato, the Republic, and our modern political instability.

Curtis Yarvin of Gray Mirror (on Substack) and Unqualified Reservations (as Mencius Moldbug) hits the big time, appearing on Tucker Carlson’s show. It is the most reserved of his appearances I have seen, and is an introduction for newbs to the latest in dissident thought.

Charles Haywood’s audio version of his Worthy House review of Ryszard Legutko’s The Demon in Democracy.

Speaking of Haywood, he and Bronze Age Pervert, Conrad Black, the Raw Egg Nationalist, and the Fat Nutritionist have all penned articles for the premier issue of Asylum Magazine. They’ll let you have a PDF copy for free.

If you are proud, you are the devil.
If you are sad, you are his son.
If you are worried, you are his never resting servant.

Umberto Eco, Baudolino

Odd, eh?

In the late 1950s, Canada was the 25th most populous country in the world. Today, it is 37th. Iraq has more people than the Great White North. Given the…ahem…attention lavished upon Iraq by the American Empire, how is it that Iraq is ahead? This is even more concerning, because Iraq is mostly desert, with a sliver of access to the Persian Gulf, and many not friendly neighbours. Canada has plenty of access to three oceans (two usable), several dozen huge rivers, some of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world (yeah, yeah, I know, Lake Baikal), lots of prairie for agriculture, very large oil, coal, natural gas and mineral deposits, forestry, with some produce and wine production in the southern areas, and modern national infrastructure which has been bombed zero times in the last 50 years. We’ve got a relatively friendly neighbour on our only land borders, in which we have a relatively free flow of goods and services (capital moves too, but it’s movement is not free). Canada’s population should have exploded after World War II. There is plenty of room for 100 million people, since there is plenty of room in our closest geographical analogues, Argentina and Russia, for populations much larger than ours. And yet…

Once upon an time, I was in Haida Gwaii. I went to the Canadian museum on the archipelago, called Saahlinda Naay. There are First Nations peoples here, who arrived long before Europeans. (First Nations are a giant political issue in Canada.) The museum is truly awful. It looks cool on the outside, but inside it looks like someone designed it based on the IKEA Billy bookcase. While in the museum, I heard a First Nations father and son talking about the exhibits, which I think showed artifacts of the First Nations from hundreds of years earlier. The son says: “Wow. Is this how we used to live?” Dad:”Nope. This is how white people THINK we used to live.”

Speaking of Haida Gwaii, on my way there I read an article about some brave, strong women who had received lots of funding to learn a dialect of a First Nations language on Haida Gwaii. The language is only spoken by about eight elderly people, and they are in their senior years, I am told. Shortly thereafter, I’m standing in Masset on Haida Gwaii and a truck pulls up in front of a playground. From the truck, a man says something in what is clearly not a European language to a child, I presume is his son. The boy responds also in the same language, and flips the man the bird.

I was in the Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup, Denmark. I was talking to one of the security people who handle the luggage scanning. She mentioned that some Canadians she met were very rude to her. I was aghast: I’ve been told all my life how nice and well thought of Canadians are abroad, everywhere in the world. I said I was surprised as Canadians have a reputation for being nice. She replied: “Canadians are not nice. They are polite.”

No one in Canada seems to know how much Canadians pay in taxes, as a percentage of their income. Between federal, provincial, municipal, property taxes, along with other levies and such, figures of 42% to 54% of your income are bandied about. That’s a lot of money. In the Roman Empire, according to Gibbons, the highest rate of tax was 0.75% of your property, under Augustus (or maybe Augustine).  This lasted almost no time, as Rome faced a tax revolt. Yet, in Canada, the roughly half figure has been a constant all my life.

The city I live in has had increased property tax payable for 30 years in a row. This stellar winning streak ended this year. Also, property values have doubled or tripled. All told, the real property owners in the city are effectively paying three to four times the tax they paid thirty years ago, in adjusted dollar value. Yet, the services from the city have only gotten worse, traffic congestion is up, the transit system is shit, and the police have basically stopped enforcing laws protecting private property, all of which are funded by those taxes. Our soon to be ex-Mayor once lamented that he only had $800 million dollars to spend on his pet projects once the essentials were paid for, and it was the hardest thing her ever did not raising taxes even more. This was during a recession.

In the 1950s, a big concern was that the Americans were going to come in and buy up everything. From the 1970s to the 1990s, a big concern was Québec separatism potentially breaking up the country. In the 1980s and 1990s, free trade was either going to solve everything, or make us destitute. Now, no one talks about these things. They’d all rather talk about Climate ChangeTM, [Insert vulnerable group name here]phobia, hating the ‘other’ side on the COVID 19 divide, and how all Justin Trudeau needed to do to be the best Prime Minister LIKE EVER was to say he is a feminist.

Last year I read a story about how, in 2018, the Federal Liberal government had made all kinds of pork-barrel promises to spend money on infrastructure work in ridings where their MPs were elected. Two years later, some opposition MP asked why the work had not started. A Liberal MP asked the civil service what happened. They responded that they did not know if they had even cut the cheques to pay for the work yet, much less if they could say why the work had not started.

I heard an interesting statistic the other day: 75% of immigrants  to Canada (not including ones from the USA I assume) move to the USA or move back home within five years of arriving in Canada. A significant number move to Canada as a stepping stone to getting into the USA. It must be the weather.

Try to find a reprint of a book written by a Canadian author prior to 1970 on the subject of history or politics. Hell, try to find PDF or free copies of such books. If the author’s name is not Grant or Burton, forget it. I recently bought a reprint of Freedom Wears a Crown. It was printed in Australia.

Did you know that in Environment Canada forecasting, they only use weather data from 1997 onward? So, if they are telling what the highest temperature on record for a particular day was, the year they list will never be from 1996 or earlier? Canada’s hottest years were in the 1930s and 1950s, so this seems odd. Unless of course, your mandate is really to sell the populace on climate change, in which case, limiting your data to relatively recent helps support the idea that OMG it’s getting hot out there thanks to muh climate change.

Lester B. Pearson allegedly resolved the Suez Canal Crisis, or so we are told. If he did, then the previous sentence is equivalent to saying “Lester B. Pearson was a patsy for the Americans”.

Most SJW types I’ve spoken to in Canada love the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is the codification of the UN Declaration of Human Rights into Canadian law, with some distinctly Canadian extras. And it makes the Declaration supreme over all other laws in Canada. This, the SJW types claim, is how Canada fights the evil white cis-gendered, heteronormative, English speaking, European blooded Christian men who spread colonialism across Canada. SJW types here though demonstrate their ignorance when they fail to acknowledge that it was largely a group of white cis-gendered, heteronormative, English speaking, European blooded Christian male politicians who wrote and enacted the bloody Charter in the first place. (I’m sure some were bilingual, but remember also, that Québec never ratified the Charter.) So, SJW types, what do you think these evil politicians did when they enacted the Charter: did they hand you power to fight them, or did they take it from you? The hardwired SJW brain implodes.

The Canadian media won’t shut-up about how the fall of Kabul and the disasterous withdrawal from Afghanistan is all Justin Trudeau’s fault. I shit you not.

COVID 19. What the fucking fuck?

What’s really going on here?

Cantandum in Ezkhaton – fin. 01/08/20

If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

I’m sorry to announce I won’t be able to continue Cantandum in Ezkhaton. Which is disheartening, because I was having a blast doing this.

There have been fundamental changes where I live and work and I’m going to leave my job and my current abode. I’m aiming to move to a nice small rural community, contribute to it through true civil service, and create a firm where I have some say in how I run things.

High Level Bridge, east walkway. The rot sets in.

Most of the Dissident Right and Reaction bloggers who reveal details about their vocations appear to be self-employed. There is no reason I cannot do the same, and so it is time to set out on my own. It’s going to take a few years to get set up and I need the 12+ hours a week I spent on this blog to make that happen.

I really liked doing Cantandum and I’d say there are many out there who visited weekly and appreciated what I did. My audience was largely American, and I also had many regulars from Canada, Poland, Australia, New Zealand (Kia Ora!) and western Europe, but the reach was worldwide. I’m very grateful for this. Here is the map of where my viewers were from:

Capture

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you guys got a lot out of it, and found some new sources for Reaction and Dissident Right thought.

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God bless you all, and best wishes. Remember why you exist: to advance in confidence and faith towards the terrifying unknown!

Keep on reactin’ and be like the owl (for now).

I can no longer be called ‘Señor Blanco’…call me Deacon Blues.

He told the boy that although he was huérfano still he must cease his wanderings and make for himself some place in the world because to wander in this way would become for him a passion and by this passion he would become estranged from men and so ultimately from himself.

He said that the world could only be known as it existed in men’s hearts. For while it seemed a place which contained men it was in reality a place contained within them and therefore to know it one must look there and come to know those hearts and to do this one must live with men and not simply pass among them.

He said that while the huérfano might feel that he no longer belonged among men he must set this feeling aside for he contained within him a largeness of spirit which men could see and that men would wish to know him and that the world would need him even as he needed the world for they were one.

Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 01/05/20

A perfect metaphor for leadership in the West – empty, but for a few getting drunk at the bar.

If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Happy New Year to everyone!

For the New Year: The Council of European Canadians – Happy New Year 2020; January will be International ‘It’s Okay to Be White Day’. Vulture of Critique makes a New Year’s Resolution to waste less time blogging (he cites me, I cite him, I feel like it’s the blogging circle of life). Anatoly Karlin says Happy New Year! ReactionaryThought posts a video of Trump‘s New Years Eve press conference. From Occidental Dissent, Happy New Year! Malcolm wishes us a Happy New Year, and notes it will be an interesting one. The Orthosphere says Happy New Year with a post on how to understand Santa. Vanishing American II with New Year’s wishes for all. Happy New Decade from the Anti-Gnostic.

The US launches a drone strike in Iraq to kill high ranking Iranian General Qasem Soleimani leader of the elite Quds Force. This was done to protect the US embassy in Baghdad after a seige. Iraq is pissed. Most prominent politicians and the MSM stick to their talking points, never wasting an angle to maintain or increase control. Occidental Dissent says this shows Trump cannot be trusted at the reigns of foreign policy. Al fin notes that Obama admired Soleimani publicly, and thwarted Israel’s attempt to assassinate him a while back. (You know, it’s funny but the CBC claimed the exact opposite early on, but I cannot find the article now.) Malcolm with his thoughts: Pop Goes the Weasel. Counter Currents asks if you’re tired of this kind of winning (which feels like losing) yet? PA Blog notes that all those white men the State keeps beating up on may not be interesting in fighting for that same State. Iran is signalling that it intends to go to war, and refuses mediation with the US. (Seriously, in this situation only a libtard with no real world experience would propose ‘mediation’ at this point. Was it Justin Trudeau?) John Derbyshire’s Radio Derb podcast opens this week with comments on this situation, and ends with camel balls being bitten (talk about closing the circle). Audacious Epigone notes that Iran is enormous compared to other nations of the region. Morgoth’s Review on how quickly Conservatism Inc. has rushed in to support the attack:

New Murdoch Murdoch, Mythos, or a retelling of the saga of World War II (at Cheeky Videos). It appears the Murdoch Murdoch site is down and content is being moved.

Alf at Garden of the Internet on the despicable people running the show in the West and a hope that good guys keep winning. Also, he discusses evil and how influential it is: If the devil weren’t persuasive he’d suck at his job.

Mr. Neal at Throne, Altar, Liberty with his annual circling of the wagons, where he describes his politics and his faith.

Lord Black of Crossharbour on Trump’s record, reminding us that often times, those shilling on Trump’s ‘failures’ are only trying to demoralize his supporters.

Bret Stephens writes an NYT column on Jewish intelligence and this gets a lot of attention. Steve Sailer notes the shift on anti-Semitism since 2006. Audacious Epigone looks at Gentile versus Chosen IQs. By way of Isegoria, they who made the bomb and the advantages of Jews in tyrannical societies. Already, a retraction of sorts.

Black Pigeon Speaks at Felix Rex discusses the coming decade:

Also, on money, how it was created and evolved:

Vanishing American II on renaming the Dixie Highway because ‘Dixie’ is just too triggering. Really, the progs are victorious and any chance for subjugation is likely to be exploited.

Council of European Canadians with Part II of their look at the next US Civil War.

RottenChestnuts discusses two recent Z Man posts and the strange ways of dissenters in America. He also discusses Z Man’s 2020 predictions as well. A closer, on why the Dem Presidential candidates all say the same thing in their advertising: standardized tests. An enlightening post on the mating behaviour of the female college student.

The Zeroth Position posts a year in review of their work for 2019.

Malcolm with more thoughts on scientific materialism and its unsatisfactory answers for phenomenon in our universe. He is unhappy with explanations for quantum mechanical phenomenon and he is right. As a science, it is a disaster, with over 15 different theories about quantum mechanics. They have phenomenon they cannot describe without absurdities such as infinite dimensions or photons from another universe! I think there is probably a very good explanation for things like the interference pattern arising from a single electron in a double-slit experiment, but no one living is smart enough to figure it out. We’ll need another Newton or Einstein to sort it all out, and I suspect a new form of mathematics. We may have to wait a few hundred years before it happens. For the current state of physics, I find Carlo Rovelli (who works on Loop Quantum Gravity) to be the best popularizer of science. He’s got humility about it, and seems to feel that in some ways, after all this time, we’re still arguing about the same things the pre-Socratics did. Rovelli’s books The Order of Time and Reality is Not What It Seems are excellent.

John Derbyshire’s Radio Derb podcast delves deep into the mystery of where the US government keeps getting all that money. He also posts his December Diary over at Unz Review, looking at our transition to the 2020s, overclaimed victim statistics, and Boris Johnson’s knowledge of the Iliad.

Dr. Spencer with cool looking clouds, from increasing CO2 along with low solar output.

Al fin on climate predictions not doing so well. He has a post on new developments for 2020, including our 14ns longer day!

GA Blog on those speaking from a position of power, and the near absence of their actual perspectives.

Amerika, on what Conservatives conserve:

Conservatives tend to succumb to the time-preference fallacy. They say, “Well, the right way to live is that old thing, but since people do something different now, we’ll stop struggling against that and defend it as the status quo against new, even crazier things.”

 

Much as it is popular on the Right to blame the politicians, the fact is that all of the crazy stuff that has passed did so because it was popular with the voters, even if not directly voted on, and that voters have refused to take it back after it was discovered to be dysfunctional (with the rare exception of Prohibition).

 

In other words, ours is not a political struggle, but a resistance to the tendency of humanity to be solipsistic, deny reality, form Crowds, and then take over our society from within and destroy it. We need to get out of this constant birth-death cycle.

 

If humanity has any hope, it lies in figuring out what works for a civilization and never changing it. You can add technology, but you need to preserve the social order. This requires three things: being flexible, being fanatical, and having a constant stream of geniuses who “get it” lest the bureaucrats take over.

Also on Conservatism, its biggest mistake, trying to define itself as an ideology. More from Amerika, on the word that has induced the zombie-like stupor in the West: Equality. It reminds me of the movie Pontypool, which is a take on zombification by language:

Also, Amerika looks at the appeal of virtue, discussing the original meaning of Philosophy, Marcus Aurelius, Nietzsche and the need to be challenged. Also, a look at freedom versus slavery and how neither exists to the exclusion of the other.

Favourite Periscope this week is the last one of the year.

Occidental Dissent with ten reasons to hate the liberal ideal. NBC reports white Christian American ended in the 2010s. He’s looking for nominees for traitor of the year.

Audacious Epigone on the issue which may define the twentytwenties: you’re conquered…deal with it. On the ongoing campaign against porn, and (((Them)))…a religion or not? On the GQ, or a break down by race of belief in God, or lack thereof.

Cambria Will Not Yield discusses liberal Satanism, after contemplating why they wage war on Christmas.

Patriactionary: Michael Caine with the only reason needed for Brexit. He has a few quick bites: on post-apartheid South African police, and modern scolds rediscovering their great-grandmothers’ temperance movement. He hopes the Green-Right coalition in Austria is a sign of things to come.

Steve Sailer with an old Noam Chomsky joke.

Scholar’s Stage looks at a first attempt at diplomacy by Instagram, by the Nepalese ambassador to China.

PA Blog with Offerte Vobis Pacem, a Polish song “Let us offer each other a sign of peace.” Also, on the picture that would define the 2010s.

Counter Currents on Eastern European women and the IKEA date. They remember Rudyard Kipling and provide some of his most relevant poems. A very compelling ‘Why I Write’ from the UK. A look at what is ahead for Counter Currents Publishing in 2020. They are going to be moving away from book publishing, and their podcast is coming back. One should vacation in Eastern Europe to give his amygdala a break.

By way of Isegoria, be an accidental moderate or be mediocre. A look at the coincidence of guns homicides and suicides. A list of the most popular posts of 2019. An answer to the question: Is it possible that Hollywood movies actually reduce crime?

Morgoth’s Review writes on the strange death of libertarianism, and in video form too:

The Orthosphere begins the week with a look at Erich Neumann’s work Origins and History of Consciousness, and his thoughts on societal decay. A look at the life of Hubert Bland, and what he can teach us about Church Going (it’s part of a complete life, after all).

Z Man on the most fertile ground for con-artists and grifters: the Internet. A great post on how to get involved locally in the Dissident Right, reach out to its ever growing ranks, and grow its numbers. He does a Year In Review, pontificates on the worth of predictions, and looks back at his predictions for 2019, along with his 2020 predictions about Brexit and US politics. He then ponders Futurism, asking why it has disappeared, and finding its in part because no one likes the tribal conflict that’s coming. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast is on pushback and commentary on his predictions post from last week. He also discusses the recent Ramzpaul tweet on ‘weirdos’ in Right wing movements, and discusses how they can be harmful to these groups.

Zero Anthropology does a very extensive review of 2020, with summaries for each month and a plethora of links to articles from across the Internet.

William Briggs ongoing translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles continues with Summary Against Modern Thought: Proper Ends. Guest poster Ianto Watt with a “if I had a second best article of the week” worthy post on the unification of Christian churches as a sign that the last bastion against Globalism is falling. RTWT. A Year in Review, where he lists his Top Ten favourite posts, and the readers’ Top Ten as well. A call for your predictions for 2020. How well did he and his concerned commenters with their 2019 predictions? Find out here. A look at the use of diversity statement requirements in UC system hiring. You’ll never guess which class of people get completed eliminated from the sample job competition. To finish the week, a troubling This Week In Doom: California School Free-For-All Edition.

Ramzpaul does a decade in review:

Jim posts on the Creeping Coup, or how all the illegal activities of the Dems amount to a coup in any case.

American Sun on the ongoing impeachment drama…it’s getting lamer by the day, like a burro with a broken leg that should be put down. On how modern academia and Noam Chomsky compare to the pro-wrestling business. An overview of populism’s rise in the West: The Populist Monkey Wrench for the International Order. A very good post on social humiliation explaining the conduct of our Lefty betters towards us, The Feasts of Shame:

Who dreams of sexually humiliating their political opponent the way that many of these Democrats do in their anti-Trump cartoons and memes? Who engages in sadomasochistic fantasies of their political opponents, an act tinged in performative violence, other than conquerors? Normal Americans value their right to bear arms and the American culture of having the right to do as you please, shoot guns, eat red meat, have big open spaces with big houses, and have a nice, normal family. The process of humiliation is key to this, whether people want to believe that or not. They often get it backwards because their brains are poisoned by complex ideology so they complicate this with explanations. They puzzle over why those with power want to destroy what normal Americans value when the answer is a simple one.

 

Because it’s something you value.

 

They care because you care.

… …

 

Our society is a shameful spectacle.

 

It’s been a long way to get here and I fear we have so much further to go. People who thought they were born with a national birthright are fast discovering that not only is that not the case, but that there are psychic horrors in store for anyone who isn’t with the present program. Hierarchy exists, has always existed, and will always exist. The revolutionary equalizers require a perpetual passion play of oppression being played out where those assigned as oppressors at birth are trampled down to keep the dead nation’s blood agitated instead of settling in its corpse. It starts with broadcasting Trump’s Red Hats being brutalized on every media platform and helpless to stop it. Power mewls, then smirks.

 

Every restless man wishes he lived in a time when he could die for something. Every wounded man wishes he lived in a time when he could live for something. When your world feels like a spiritual wasteland covered in a thousand invisible barriers, what is any one person supposed to do? “Nothing to kill or die for,” as the maudlin peace ballad goes, but what’s worse is when you feel like there’s nothing to struggle or live for. That is the hidden aspect of shame and humiliation. Degrade them so far that a pointless death might be preferable to a pointless, but painful, life. It won’t be, but they might shame you into thinking it. They will shame you into thinking there is no hope to restore the man to what he once was and was supposed to be. They will shame you into drowning yourself for a greater good that isn’t even real.

If I had a “post of the year award”, that one is it. Do RTWT. American Sun closes out the week with Five Friday Reads: On Towards the ’20s.

Evolutionist X begins a multi-part review of the book Dignity by Chris Arnade, which looks at Back Row America and the lives of those who live in poverty, by fortune or fate.

For a laugh, Razib Khan gets trolled or… it could be real. Either way, the attack is so lame it’s funny as hell. Check out the comments too.

It’s Cantandum in Ezkhaton‘s One Year Anniversary. What better way to celebrate than:

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Keep on reactin’, and be like the Owl (for now).

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 12/29/19

Via Amerika.

If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Al fin on the causes of European decline.

Alf at Garden of the Internet on Envy.

The American Sun’s short post on the likelihood of impeachment, and the self-immolation of the Dems in the House. In the included video, I think its quite clear Nancy Pelosi has actually had a stroke. They have a case study on the use of Libertarianism as a tactical ploy, in this case in the porn ban debate. The case for survival by exile and taking the Yellow Pill. Closing out the week: Five Friday Reads.

Amerika with a short summary of those in charge. Moving the Bureau of Land Management to Colorado may have been a pilot test to break down the Deep State. The winning strategy in Afghanistan is an exit strategy. What socialists and libertarians are missing: ways to solve the real problems confronting the West. On recognizing ‘Crowdism’ as a way to save the West. A comparison of Nationalism to the Nation and ethnic self-determination. Democracy has become small groups of fanatics duking it out over who runs the show. The viewership of network news programming seems to bear this out. Arguments against Humanism.

Two favourite Periscopes this week – Monday’s:

Humanity in the West is like a drunk man punching himself in the face for calling himself a racial slur. It has become beyond tragic, beyond comical, and now just reeks with the stink of a mental health ward.

Plus, Christmas Day, of course.

The Anti-Gnostic on the latest Star Wars movie, which is disappointing for neo-Americans, but that’s what you get when progress means gutting everything of meaning.

William Briggs with this week’s installment of his ongoing translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles, Summary Against Modern Thought: How Demons Sin. He will break the 7th seal in 2020, by releasing a book (in paperback and Kindle format) that will trigger all SJWs, progs and the pozzed. No Doom this week, but a call to comment on what’s been going on that’s good in the world.

Council of European Canadians with the most important task for white people in the new decade:

Whites people must begin to organize, explicitly, for their own legitimate interests.

Counter Currents with an F. Roger Devlin essay on why the human sexes are complementary, not equal. Why impeachment is a sign that Trump must be supported. Encouraging signs for 2020, including a UK prime minister who can read Greek and Latin. Morris V. de Camp looks back on 2019 and discusses how the JQ has resurfaced. An Intelligent Persons Guide To Race & Racial Differences.

John Derbyshire has a partial transcript from last week’s Radio Derb podcast on just how long it is taking to build the Wall.

Guillaume Durocher on Yukio Mushima and his guide to understanding the Samurai manual of conduct Hagakure.

Faith Goldy on Québec identity and a letter to the Catholic church expecting it to stand up for itself:

The Insight genetics podcast (with Razib Khan and Spencer Wells) does a decade in review of human genetics. Genetics is a field that must be under constant Lefty scrutiny (since race and sex, and soon intelligence, are social constructs) as genetic research can turn the Lefty narrative on its head. These guys manage to steer clear of the poz, so enjoy.

By way of Isegoria, the odds of a civil war in the USA. Tyler Cowen’s thoughts onCharles Murray’s upcoming Human Diversity.

Jim on impeachment.

Razib Khan: Islam is not a race. Also, he comments on a defence of the NYT’s 1619 Project, and its implications: The 2020s, the decade of taking everyone seriously but not literally.

RottenChestnuts on democracy not scaling beyong local communities, expertise, and to be wary of those who never question their own knowledge.

Malcolm on a new paper discussing the detrimental effects of trying to bury the heritability of intelligence, and deny that different populations may generally have different intelligence levels.

Morgoth’s Review on 2019 – The Year the Narratives Died:

At the Orthosphere, JMSmith’s comparison of odiuos and odorous comparisons, and the origin of magis paris quam similes. A dissection of homosexual pride, and why the Catholic Church is being abandoned.

Patriactionary notes the Pope is apparently vying to be the Antichrist.

Matt Ridley on humanity’s best decade yet, with some optimistic predictions for the next one.

RottenChestnuts on hyperbole as a defence against a defamation suit. He notes the Left is praying this becomes a thing.

At Setting the Record Straight, Aidan Maclear on Proles, Carpetbaggers, and Reaction.

Steve Sailer notes that California’s 21st century infrastructure will be up and running some time in the 22nd. Is clannishness based on geography? Maybe, says a new paper, and it might be more prevalent on an East-West axis than North-South.

James True: The Zeitgeist Argues With Ad Hominem.

Vanishing American II on the age split of UK voters in the last election. Also, Christmas greetings. He ponders why censorship is coming from private actors, and not governments.

VDH asks if America is headed towards “good” fascism.

Vulture of Critique reposts a comment on what modern Christianity has become. It’s not complimentary. Also, Trump on James Comey: “A Dirty Cop At the Highest Level. Scum.

Z Man on Dumb Ideas, which these days are not so bad, as most of our leaders clearly are not thinking, much less coming up with ideas. On the Great Cover-Up, or how no one is liable for the Deep State’s spying on Trump. The West moves towards consolidation, which means stepping down will be the only form of social mobility left. On the issues caused by forcing unlike peoples together, and a solution: No More Weirdos.

Keep on reactin’.

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton – Merry (somewhat blackpilled) Christmas To All

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Look for yourself and you will find loneliness and despair. But look for Christ and you will find him and everything else.

C.S. Lewis

The Council of European Canadians’ Christmas gift asks “What would Thomas Aquinas say about immigration”? Answer: Be Humane to Strangers, But Take Measures to Protect the National Good. Also, a Christmas card with links to medieval Christmas music.

Counter Currents says Merry Christmas, Infidels! Here is a list of many of their Christmas related articles. A superb article from Nicholas R. Jeelvy, on how the children of Europe are the children of winter. On the Last Day of Christmas, or how diversity is not a strength when it comes to celebrating our sacred days and holidays. Remember that Christmas is about beauty as well. All Fullmoon Ancestry wants for Christmas is for white folks to be happy. It is our holiday for celebrating the birth of Christ, after all. But not for the Israelis, who see it as a time to bomb the Syrians. Some thoughts on the Yule Festival, and timing of the Winter Solstice and Christmas. To close, a link to a rare recording of Gabrieli’s Hodie Cristus Natus Est.

Occidental Dissent posts some videos on the 1914 Christmas Truce in the Great War. His Christmas greeting for you.

A merry, soul-less, black-pilled Christmas from Amerika. Also, the best Christmas greeting for the times in America.

Jim with Christmas wishes for all.

Patriactionary with Christmas blessings for all Rxies.

From Vulture of Critique: God rest ye merry, Gentlemen, and best wishes to the Sun. Also, tidings of Qomfort and Joy.

Z Man closes up the year in Christmas cheer in his Z Blog Power Hour podcast: Year End Correspondence.

Al fin with China’s special gift for bachelors serving in Xinjiang: Uighur women. A special gift for his readers: lists of top science websites and a cool Christmas periodic table.

Black Pigeon Speaks has a new channel on YouTube: Felix Rex. He posts on Christmas in Japan, KFC for Christmas dinner, and the best night of the year to hookup.

Also, his Christmas wishes.

Alf at Garden of the Internet on Sinterklaas and Black Pete.

William Briggs, Statistician to the Star that guides the Magi, with the Angel’s good news, that a saviour was born this day.

Z Man posts a classic Christmas song: The Pogues Fairytale of New York.

By way of Isegoria, Joyeux Noël: the posts of Christmas past.

PA Blog looks at the significance of many different versions of the song The Little Drummer Boy.

Malcolm wishes all a Merry Christmas.

RottenChestnuts with a blessing for all.

The Orthosphere wishes you a Merry Christmas. Kristor asks what star led the magi to Jesus?

Merry Christmas to everyone. God bless you all. Be like the snowy owl…for now.

Señor Blanco.

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 12/22/19

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Courtesy of Vanishing American II.

If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.

 

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The House of Representatives voted for impeachment this week. Amerika sees it as a sign of a fracturing nation. RottenChestnuts sees it is a symptom and a feature of democracy. Vanishing American II asks: Where Do We Go From Here? Z Man explains that the impeachment is a symptom that US democracy is not what it seems.

The Brexit Bill passes, after Boris Johnson crushes it in the UK election. Occidental Dissent was the first to comment. People starved to death in the streets, hospitals shut down, the police and army were overwhelmed, there was pillage, rapine, and rape everywhere, and guys in stud leather and metal platting were killing women and children for petrol. Oh wait, that did not actually happen!

Now being serious, it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds early next year. I think the EU is much more likely to suffer as a result of Brexit, as other members will start leaving as well. Will the UK move towards a trade deal with the US or its Commonwealth co-nations (Australia and Canada are the friends with the best benefits). Next on my wish list for the UK: let the expulsions being.

Amerika starts the week with Brett’s Rule: “It states that whatever people tell you as narrative is not true, but whatever they act on when they have something to gain is, at least in their eyes.” An important consequence:

In the grips of a Narrative, most people go into denial by affirming the Narrative. It tells them something comforting, namely that they do not need to change, least of all to undergo the difficult process of self-actualization, maturation, and confronting the need for transcendental purpose, or that which discovers an order larger than the self, finds beauty in it, and seeks to maximize and nurture it. The denialists demand conformity to the methods used by everyone else so that no one must face the end of the temporary stability and pleasant distraction of denial. If everyone conforms and does the same thing, it seems as if the System is succeeding and the Narrative is absolute religious and scientific truth.

RTWT.

More from Amerika, on poor sleep quality. Amerika speaks to something BAP also spoke about this week: memes used to reduce morale among the dissidents. In Amerika’s case, the White Genocide meme. On the necessity of hierarchies, by way of example in corporate organization. Is it a white pill? A black pill? How We Can Escape Civilization Collapse. If we do not stop our current course, the results will be Auschwitz Times A Million.

Favourite Periscope of the week: Friday’s.

Bronze Age Pervert’s Caribbean Rhythms podcast this week is a total body detox, with a little thrown in about demoralizing the whites.

Audacious Epigone notes that impeachment is not working (for the Dems, at least). Here’s a look at demographic opinions on banning porn. He compares our current situation to Middle Earth in the Tolkien mythology. Some thoughts on concerns about anti-Semitism, along with a post on deviance from the Holocaust narrative, and how future non-whites probably won’t care.

Vulture of Critique with an extensive collection of links, summarized as ‘x just gotta x’.

Just Thomism on a modern psychological problem: viewing people as angels with bodies as pets. A look at Christ as technology, and the difference between that and human technology.

The Myth of the 20th Century crew does a year in review on this week’s podcast, with special guests Borzoi and Titus: the year in which the conspiracy theory went mainstream. It’s long, at 4+ hours, but well worth it. Do LTWT.

Morgoth’s Review asks if the modern city destroy’s men:

(Occidental Dissent agrees here.)

From Nature: a sharply worded letter of concern that the word ‘supremacy’ be all raycis! Steve Sailer comments here.

RottenChestnuts looks at what might just put western civilization in its grave: Dramarama. He also looks at the state, how it has been an object of worship in modern times, and the need to desacralize it: The Least-Worst Government? RTWT

Counter Currents with an eye opening story about what white blue-collar men face in their working world. A review of David Hoggan’s The Forced War, a second look at the causes of World War II. Hey Canucks, they’re coming for your hockey now. A post on Kshatriya, one of the four varna of Hindu society, and what it can teach us. From the Bhagavata Gita:

Kshatriya never flees from the war, he shows bravery, skill, chivalry and patience in the face of war. Donation to the society and protecting citizens (Kshatra duty) are the norms of a Kshatriya.

For content producers, Reactionary Thought posts a video on how to migrate your videos to BitChute. He also looks at internet platforms changing their terms of service and what it may portend.

Patriactionary on the US Department of Agriculture’s newest trading partner nation: Wakanda. Honk-honk.

Courtesy of Occidental Dissent, an interesting video on why modern architecture is not good for us:

Malcolm comments on JMSmith’s Orthosphere article last week on Reason as a tool, and sometimes a dangerous one. He reposts his prior thoughts on the political Right as a bulwark against entropy and decay.

Lord Black of Crossharbour sees Boris Johnson’s election as a pivotal move away from the lethargy of western Europe to a better alliance with the USA and the big Commonwealth nations.

John Derbyshire looks at two incidents of non-reporting of race in the MSM. They sure don’t seem to want to identify perpetrators of crimes when they are certain races. Which seems odd to me since race is simply a social construct…right? This week’s Radio Derb podcast is on building the wall (slowly) and US political matters.

Thomas F. Burtonneau on one of his favourite Russian songs (also Stalin’s favourite song):

By way of Isegoria, Orwell’s thoughts on loyalty, and how rebelling against an establishment may be supporting it.

The Scholar’s Stage on the life of Mormon President Thomas Monson, and how his NYT obituary shows you should never trust journalists.

Z Man on the feminism of the Right which now promotes the same ideas as 1st and 2nd wave feminism, just under the guise of tough and gun toting sexy girlzzz! (Ramzpaul responds here.) He looks at the Fed’s recent $500 million move, the repo (repurchase) market as a cause, and its place in a financial house of cards. (Audacious Epigone responds and develops it further. RTWT for both.) On Right Wing Cosmopolitanism, and its blind spots, which explains why Conservative Inc. cannot figure out why Boris and Donald are winning. He considers the various ways societies can be held together, and how the US was and is held together: Fear, Force & Convenience. This week’s Z Blog Power Hour features Z Man catching up on audience correspondence.

Razib Khan diagnoses Twitter behaviour.

Black Pigeon Speaks discusses Paris Syndrome, among other things:

Jim raises a good point about not using the words your enemy uses, lest your meaning end up being attributed to their meaning. To follow through on his advice is to need great courage to label their words as what they really are. Lord Hamilton once said something like…such an attitude is a sure way to have a mob trounce you about 15 minutes after you start. Jim also looks at Libertarianism, compares is to classical liberalism, and finds little difference.

An excellent essay at the Claremont Review of Books on the invention of victim categories in the United States, in particular with Mexican Americans Hispanics. It appears the creation of victim groups is a feature, not a bug, of democracy. We are seeing this dynamic play out to perfection in Canada. Our first proponent of victim classes as political blocks was Pierre Trudeau (father of current Prime Minister Justin). He made the ability to bribe victim classes with gibs and favourable government treatment a permanent pillar of Canadian law (see section 15(2) of the Charter).

Shylock Holmes looks at crimethink, and a ways to defend yourself against accusations of it.

The Zerothposition considers impeachment, compares it to the award ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ under the old Soviet republics, and then makes a prediction on how abuse of impeachment may lead to Caesarism. RTWT.

Thanks to many generous readers, William Briggs is back on Sundays with new sources for the ongoing Summa Contra Gentiles translation: Summary Against Modern Thought: Sin in Demons. Greta Thunberg threatens to put world leaders up against a wall. For most world leaders, I’m fine with that. A “scientific study” that confirmed cops killing blacks reduces black birth-weight is retracted because…it was wrong. A special (((This Week In Doom: God’s Chosen People Edition))). J.K. Rowling gets attacked for defending a women who said that sex is biologically determined (Occidental Dissent also comments.) He closes up the week with This Week In Doom – USS Harvey Milk Edition.

PA Blog notes Nick Fuentes nailing it on the Capitalism/Socialism fake dichotomy:

 

Steve Sailer with another bit of news I thought was fake: Pakistani lawyers lay siege to a hospital and attack Doctors in retaliation for previous attacks. The State of California cannot afford to keep its streets safe and car windows intact. He has an excellent review, with a much needed lesson in false accusations, of Clint Eastwood’s new film, Richard Jewell, over at Taki Magazine. He looks at the response to Ms. Rowling’s defence of a woman who insists sex is biological, with a good theory about why we are seeing all this gender dysphoria madness. Another response from the WaPo, but do scroll to the end and read the caption in the screenshot.

Evolutionist X discusses the economics of 3D printing. She also has a links post with an open thread and a request for New Years resolutions.

American Sun on the real impetus driving the impeachment process: CIA spooks embedded in Congress and the Deep State. Henry Delacroix looks at the history of the Afrikaner mannerbund Broederbond, and the lessons it can teach you in building your own. On why the Star Wars franchise had to be emasculated, from guest poster Bad Billy Pratt. On John C. Calhoun, the US Constitution, and the reason why Somalis must settle in Minnesota: to wreck concepts of identity, opening the door for domination of the US population as a whole. A look at opium and drug epidemics generally, and lessons the US could learn from Mao Zedong. To cap the week: Five Friday Reads. It asks a question worth looking into: Can the US (the West, Canada, perhaps even North America) have its Reconquista?

At the Orthosphere, JMSmith discusses the lady who cannot return our love or show us mercy: the earth. He follows it up discussing the Blight of Telmarine Science, a science which robs us of our spirits. Some poetry on the consequences of wrongspeak: The FEAR. A fine follow-up about the meek maintaining order in 19th century Texas.

Filed under: ‘now be a good goy and watch this’:

Occidental Dissent notes that Christianity does not require equal love for everyone. A brief review of the long and seedy (is there any other?) neo-con / US intelligence service connection. An interesting post on why Luther was not the origin of Liberalism.

In the канадец Soviet Socialist Republic, Le Dauphin sends marching orders to four members of his cabinet to draft hate speech removal regulations for Canada. It will be interesting to see where this goes. He’s got a minority government, so he has to watch his step. This may go nowhere. Note the wording though: “regulations”. Regulations made by the Canadian government are not subject to debate by Parliament, but rather are passed by the Governor-in-Council, which will basically be Trudeau’s hand picked cabinet. Like most of his talk, this might amount to nothing. If it is passed, the only chance left to get rid of it would be by the courts and a challenge under the Charter, a cost not easily borne by average Joe. Maybe the internet service providers, or big tech, will challenge it, or maybe they won’t. Our media is already subsidized by Trudeau, so you can count on them to acquiesce all while trumpeting free speech. Trudeau demonstrates that he is a wanna-be tyrant who will make Canada his personal fiefdom. Congrats to all the sheeple who keep him in power; you’re getting the government you deserve.

Titania McGrath, so wokely:

Lastly, the winter blahs have got me down. Food and booze stopped working on the 17th. But Black Sabbath’s eponymous album always lifts my spirits:

Keep on reactin’.

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).