Remembrance Day 2019

Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy son’s sons…

Deuteronomy 4:9

It’s been 101 years since the war ended. Time flies when…

Remembrance Cenotaph, City Hall, Edmonton, Alberta

I’m going to pay special attention to the Great War, World War I, in this post. My prior post on remembrance for the 75th anniversary of D-Day is here. A young acquaintance of mine asked me earlier this year if the Great War was World War II. He did not know there were two World Wars. So, you get the Great War this year.

Most of the readership here is not Canadian, so I’ll go over the ways in which my country respects those who served in war. Remembrance Day is Canada’s national memorial day. It was chosen as it was the day in 1918 when the Great War finally ended. Most British Commonwealth members adopted this day as their Memorial Day. In the United States of America, it is referred to as Veterans Day.

Tradition holds that one or two minutes of silence are observed beginning at 11:00 AM. Most nations hold some kind of memorial ceremony, and in Canada, each of the provinces hold one and the federal government does as well. In Ottawa, the ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial where Elgin Street meets Wellington Street, next to the Rideau Canal, half a block east of Parliament. In what must have been the ultimate foreshadowing, it was dedicated in May of 1939. Canada’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was laid at the same site in 2000.

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National War Memorial, Ottawa (Canadian Heritage)

When I attended it several years ago, people flooded the streets to pay respects and traffic in downtown Ottawa came to a halt. Our prime minister always attends, and many dignitaries also make the trip to Ottawa. We even sometimes get one of the Canadian Royal Family (same as of the United Kingdom as far as I can tell). The speeches are made, the Anthem is sung, wreaths are laid, the bells of the Peace Tower ring out, a 21 gun salute is fired, and the Canadian Air Force flies overhead. If you ever get a chance, go see it.

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By Benoit Aubry, Ottawa

 

Remembrance Poppies are a big thing in Canada. These small plastic poppies are pinned to the left side of the coat or jacket, nearer the heart the better. They appear at least a couple of weeks before Remembrance Day. They are to be worn from the last Friday in October to November 11th. Donations are asked in exchange for poppies, and go to the Canadian Legion which uses the money to help Canadian veterans and their families. The Legion has a poppy wearing guide here. Store owners usually place the open cardboard boxes with poppies in them near the till or checkout. It is customary to drop a Toonie (2 Dollar Coin) in exchange for a poppy. Although, some stores have moved them behind the counter as some are raided for the cash when staff are not looking.

The poppy is the memorial symbol because of Anna Guérin. She was a French citizen who gave away paper poppies in exchange for donations to help orphans in war torn France, starting in 1919. Initially, she went to the US to raise funds, but the idea took hold across the world.

Poppies are also prominent in a very famous poem about the Great War: In Flanders Fields. John McCrae, a physician and Second Boer War veteran, joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a gunner and medical officer, at 41 years of age. He wrote the poem on May 3, 1915, after attending a friend’s funeral, who had died after a chlorine gas attack by the Germans. In spite of that horror, the Canadians held the line for over two weeks.

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(Some Canadiana: Since 1952, the locker room of the Montreal Canadiens has the second and third lines from the third stanza printed on the wall above the stalls. This has survived the move into their latest home at the Centre Bell in 1996.)

Swedish Power Metal band Sabaton has a choral version of In Flanders Fields here:

Sabaton’s latest album is The Great War. They are a power metal band and so they play with speed, clean vocals, and are usually quite upbeat. They write songs about glory in war and military. The Great War is probably their finest album. Their songs almost always give a sense of glory to the characters they write about. But not this album. In several songs there is simply a lamentation that the soldiers who lost their lives did so for no good purpose. It was not until I listened to this album that I understood fundamentally why the Great War was such a terrible conflict.

In that war, the efforts of the European powers, using industrial processes, collectivism, and managerialism, turned the ENTIRETY of their nation’s productive capacity towards instruments of war which were designed to kill soldiers, and brought them to bear all across Europe and Asia. This was an effort that had begun under Kings such as France’s Louis XIV, improved under Napoleon and Lincoln, reaching its fruition in the Great War, and then perfected for profiteers in World War II. Against the might of that unseeing and unsympathetic monolith, where was there any chance of glory? There was little, and most were annihilated in an orgy of wanton carnage. Sabaton memorializes this in song when, 101 years later, we have forgotten:

Great War

 

Where dead men lies I’m paralyzed
My brothers’ eyes are gone
And he shall be buried here
Nameless marks his grave
Mother home, get a telegram
And shed a tear of grief
Mud and blood, in foreign land
Trying to understand

 

Where is this greatness I’ve been told?
This is the lies that we’ve been sold
Is this a worthy sacrifice?

 

Great War
And I cannot take more
Great tour
I keep on marching on
I play the great score
There will be no encore
Great War
The war to end all wars

You can listen to the entire album on YouTube here. The video for Great War is here:

To close, Rudyard Kipling, written for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897:

Recessional

 

God of our fathers, known of old,
Lord of our far-flung battle line,
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

 

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

 

Far-called our navies melt away;
On dune and headland sinks the fire:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

 

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe,
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

 

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard,
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding calls not Thee to guard,
For frantic boast and foolish word—
Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 11/10/19

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

American Sun looks at the ongoing impeachment saga of Trump. As they note, this has been going on far too long for no prima facie advantage. I think the Deep State is attempting to get rid of Trump, an outsider, who could pry the cover off many, many dirty dealings. A look at Katie Hill’s resignation from the US House of Representatives, and what it tells us generally about those ruling us today. A review of Joker, which explains why Lefty freaked out about it: because it showed that their society-crafting creates conditions that lead to ‘lone shooters’, and the film gives them no room to bury that truth under gun control, white supremacy, or any of the other distractions. The ongoing study of the Anglo identity continues, with a focus on the Creole identity in the South: The Eternal Anglo IV. Mr. Landry revisits an old post on the Nixon Presidency and why he was ousted. It’s really good, do RTWT. You’ll find many parallels to what’s going on in Washington D.C. today. On the need for a strong Christianity:

The Puritan seeks to make everyone a priest, a theologian. Luther preached a ‘priesthood of all believers’ and his many, many successors, most of whom he would reject and despise, have built a society and a Church ruled by priests. Priests are necessary and good – they should command our respect. But they should also be ordained and submit to the accumulated wisdom of doctrine, of tradition, so that they may be responsible in exercising priestly power. Journalists, academics, activists, NGO executives, bureaucrats, pundits, scientists, celebrities – this is what the priesthood of all believers has wrought. We have a vast, bickering, informal priesthood, with no dogma, no discipline, and no tethering to ultimate realities. Our first priority in the political realm should be checking the power of these pseudo-priests and confining it to its proper sphere.

Courtesy of American Sun, this article on the ABC Epstein story that got spiked. This is a story that is not going away any time soon. No one believes the official narrative. The article is part of their Five Friday Reads, which discusses the Epstein death and what the response to it says about trust in the State.

Just Thomism on the need to make your moral choices public. He looks at Dawkin’s new book (which appears to be The God Delusion for teens), and asks if socialism is scientific. Also, on the contradictions of the modern media machine.

Mai talks about being a new mom at the Garden of the Internet.

Cambria Will Not Yield is not easy to summarize, which means it is worth reading. This week, Lost, on science used to distance us from our hearts, inherent worth, and God.

Jim comments on the ConservativeTM response to BAP, and just because they don’t say ‘genocide’, does not mean genocide is absent in their hearts. Seriously, the way the cucks go on denying the Great Replacement, the Left will be impaling them on spikes while saying they are ‘happy sticks’, and the cucks will laugh with glee.

Counter Currents looks at the ongoing Groyper battle against Charlie Kirk and Turning Point USA, providing a good summary for those unfamiliar with the controversy. Thoughts on Norway’s arrest of Greg Johnson, on his way to a Scandza Forum last week, for the crime of wrongthinkspeak. Follow-up, what Greg’s arrest can teach dissidents about international travel. Did you here South Africa’s rainbow coalition team won the Rugby World Cup? That’ll teach those Kiwis to culturally appropriate the Haka.

Vanishing American II looks at the ongoing impeachment talk, the castrated conservatives, contrasting the not so different positions of Nikki Haley and Rashida Tlaib.

Anatoly Karlin has some interesting demographic trivia.

GA Blog on some paradoxes raised in his prior post.

Al fin looks at Trump’s restocking of federal court judges, flipping some to a majority of his appointees already. This is a bit troubling. One would hope judges would be politically impartial. Exchanging one set of ideologues for another is not a solution, where political interests seek to do by judicial fiat what the legislative branch cannot do (or would never do). Also, the sacred cows of our time and their failure to describe reality. On why schools are hell for boys. A look at the effects of allowing first cousin marriages over the long term (1500 years), and a recent study on attitudes and exposure to Christianity. Do RTWT, Steve Sailer notes HBD Chick is vindicated by the study, and by way of Isegoria, we get a quick summary of it.

From the Council of European Canadians, terrorism may be down in Europe, but displacement proceeds rapidly. Ricardo Duchesne on how Statistics Canada endorses white replacement.

The Orthosphere gets weird, on the origins of the word Wyrd, being an Anglo Saxon word for fate. They discuss the special promise of our times, a slow death by spiritual asphyxiation.

Bronze Age Pervert’s Caribbean Rhythms Podcast is a discussion with Niccolo Salo. It’s excerpted here on Soundcloud (among other places). Full episodes are by subscription only.

PA Blog, on the army being imported to the West. I think the UN-Globohomo complex really thinks it can cure 3rd world problems by bringing the 3rd world denizens to the West. Why they think that will not cause the opposite to happen is beyond me. Let the Expulsions begin, and soon. Follow-up on the above: the Midwit Tough Guy, or globohomo indoctrination in the military. He visits the Imperial Capital and learns that if things suck, it can be best to wait it out.

Throne, Altar, Liberty looks at why Canada’s Conservative Party lost in the last election. It was not Andrew Scheer’s social conservatism. Conservatives seem unable or unwilling to try and come up with any platforms that are morally more appealing to voters than that of the Left, and so, they sputter and fail.

Endeavour discusses two Civil War movies, Gettysburgh and Gods and Generals, and the impact they had on his life. Do WTWT:

RottenChestnuts considers the ‘automata incovenienced with a soul‘, being those humans who cannot face the difficulty of being in the world, and sacrifice their agency in hopes they can be reprogrammed.

The Myth of the 20th Century Podcast looks at Halloween. It’s a lot of fun.

At The American Mind, an explanation of why BAP appeals to young conservatives:

For the young on the left, the political solution is easy: vote socialist so that you too can be the recipient of government benefits. For the young on the right, there is no easy solution. Clearly, typical conservative political action provides no solution. Mainstream conservatives have no realistic vision of life to offer. And, worse yet, conservatives have failed. To paraphrase an unnameable author from the right, conservatives have conserved nothing; they cannot even conserve two genders. That should be easy enough, but: failure.

More from The American Mind, how the modern treatment of masculinity mimics Atistodemus’ tactics in keeping the Cumae colony subjugated.

Evolutionist X has a revision the the autism spectrum. She concludes her review of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours. Also, on the dangers of kindness, and what humane treatment of prisoners actually requires.

William Briggs starts us off with the Sunday Summary Against Modern Thought: Things Which Look Miraculous But Aren’t. He looks at subjective probability and explains why it is objective. Just a little sarcasm: we have negative 12 months to save the planet! Follow-up: 11,000 scientists affirm that they know little, but can parrot the correct political lines on Climate EmergencyTM. Why not let 16 year-olds vote? The answers are not a surprise. He reviews the new scientific case which justifies pedophilia. He closes out with This Week In Doom: Forced Vibrancy of Diversity Edition.

Audacious Epigone looks at trust in the media, and discusses why you really should not. Also, some very interesting statistics on perceptions on who interferes in whose elections. His arguments for a coming economic crash, should Elizabeth Warren be the next President.

John Derbyshire compares Trump America with Brexit UK, giving a good summary of the latest developments in the UK’s Brexit. It is a partial transcript of last week’s Radio Derb podcast. The ‘too-soon’ al-Baghdadi jokes alone make it worth it. This week’s Radio Derb is on the family murdered in Mexico, and the horse the people will not follow: the GOP. A partial transcript is here.

Via Occidental Dissent, Tucker Carlson has a look at ‘Deep Equity’, which aims to educate school children in all the oppression they can handle:

Z Man looks at our modern states, with their arbitrary rules, and their chaotic evil orientation. On why the Right lost the battle, because they became economically focused, and left the spiritual and community aspects behind. On the grifters of the Right, getting high on their own supply. Z Man summarizes the causes of the fall of the Alt-Right. His Z Man Power Hour podcast follows up on last week’s episode, continuing his thoughts on how the Dissident Right should organize. The first segment, on the Left’s morality play, can be applied to the recent Canadian election, summarizing the reasons why Canada’s Conservative Party failed to oust the Liberals in the last election. He’s at the Mencken Conference and provides a summary of day one, including on the NAXALT argument.

From last week’s Five Friday Reads, fiction worth your time, from Zerohplovecraft: God-Shaped Hole.

Occidental Dissent on Brian Caplan’s case for open borders. I note the moment someone is saying there is a science and ethics behind anything, you’re being sold a bill of goods. Mr. Wallace also comments on the origins of the Alt-Right on the 40th anniversary of the Greensboro Massacre. The Right has succeeded, but for wrong reasons. He also considers whether Christianity is compatible with White identity, and the state of the US and its immigrant populations 100 years ago. He does a post-mortem on the Alt-Right, and is optimistic for the dissident future. There is an interesting post on the post-Civil War efforts in the South to resist Reconstruction, which led to Jim Crow laws. He looks at an Irish-Canadian academic who thinks the term ‘Anglo-Saxon’ should no longer be used, as it’s allegedly a term used by White SupREEmacists to connect to their heritage. So people labelled as such should no longer be allowed to claim a sense of heritage? The Left really does use disconnection from the past and heritage, not only to maintain cultural hegemony, but as a weapon as well. This raises another point…

For those not familiar, I’m Canadian. I don’t put blinders on when it comes to obnoxious behaviour by the locals, however. I’m not sure what it is with you arrogant, young, college educated (or university educated as we say up here) Canadians (or xxx-Canadians, like the academic above) and your social justice crap, but knock it off.

A few years ago I was staying in a lodge in Iceland. It is rare to run into fellow Canucks abroad, but I had the privilege of doing so that day. Another Canadian proudly announced her presence by scolding her Icelandic tour guide as his bunk-bed assignment plan was “ableist, sexist, and ageist”. I’m not sure he understood what she was on about. She then came over where I was and tried to strike up a conversation with me. Luckily, I was with some Estonians. While all of us could speak English, we wanted nothing to do with her. I told her in Icelandic that I did not speak her language, and she went away.

Barack Obama once told the Canadian Parliament that the world needed more Canada. I always assumed he meant the USA wanted more vassal states that don’t give them too much trouble. Youngish Canadians of social justice leaning seem to take this to mean they should proselytize for the Canadian Church of Progressivism wherever they go. Canada has gone from having a reputation for being nice, peaceful, respectful and decent, to one of scolding, arrogance, being snide, projecting an unearned sense of moral superiority, all while being “polite”, said by non-Canadians in a tone very far from flattery. And that condescending attitude Canadians have about Americans does not help, i.e. shut up about health care, guns, and how you’d never vote for Trump, already!

Most people know almost nothing about Canada, and our nation’s reputation abroad is rapidly going from ‘that place with the Rockies where those brave soldiers came from’ to ‘that place with those conceited obnoxious SJWs with that clown for a King’. Just fucking quit it.

Steve Sailer reviews Scorcese’s latest mob flick, The Irishman, in his Taki Mag column. He also asks why it appears to have taken so long to understand heredity.

Via Patriactionary, a column at Taki’s Mag on why the tranny issue is…well, made an issue. He also discusses the new Black and Purple Commemorative Poppies, because, you know, all sacrifices in war are equal, but some are more equal than others.

Malcolm reads Chesterton’s Orthodoxy and posts his favourite Morsels. He also posts on the taxonomy of civil wars.

Morgoth’s Review with The Groyper Rises, a look at the latest memes attacking the conservatards:

Also, his thoughts on Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Whiskey.

Finally, new Sepultura:

Keep on reactin’, and be like the chipmunk for now:

Señor Blanco

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

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 11/03/19

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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

Spandrell is back, at Bloody Shovel 2, with a fine post on demographic destiny, technology, and three options: Global Haiti, Global Mexico, and Brave New World.

At Council of Canadian Europeans, Tim Murray recovers from surgery, but feels funny and lost. As long as he Progresses, everything will be fine. And don’t forget, Tim, we have always been at war with Hate. Also, a former Hungarian refugee wants Canada to take their country back.

For those wanting to understand Canada’s politics, what happened to conservatism in Canada, and western Canadian alienation, a fine column from Barry Cooper at the National Post.

Al fin looks at California’s electricity problems, with green energy and its zealots being the cause. More electricity matters, with a look at AC versus DC, and future long distance DC power technologies.

Cambria Will Not Yield discusses the laudanum that helped Europe lose its connection to Christ: science.

Paul Joseph Watson’s new Costco size pack of Clownworld. Honk honk!

Well done and bound to be controversial, James True looks at the Bible as a manual for control by belief technology called LORD: The Two Towers.

Bronze Age Pervert has a podcast! You need to subscribe for full access, but he is posting the first half of each cast for free at SoundCloud and other podcast apps. The latest is Episode 11 – Political Mix 2.

Steve Sailer looks at the NYTs coverage of the Younger case in Texas, where Mom wants to begin transition work on son and tried to get a court to stop Dad from objecting. The purges continue at the SPLC, and will continue until morale improves. The higher the population density, the more likely they vote Democrat. Steve’s column at Taki Mag is on appeals to authority to avoid race realism. A good look at why cousin on cousin marriage is bad. Some related thoughts from Razib Khan.

Alf expresses his Trump appreciation over at Garden of the Internet. He also discusses the future of his blogs.

Morgoth’s Review asks if Liberalism itself is the problem:

Z Man travels to Oklahoma City and misses a lot of sleep. (It’s not as lurid as it sounds.) He looks at the withdrawal of US forces from Syria, the alleged assassination of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi which took place in spite of withdrawal, and evidence that democracy is a sham. On Ethics and Authority. The reason why depravity is tolerated is that there is now no viable authority left to rely in to repel it. The Children’s Crusade…of conservative writing. He explains why science has been overtaken by Scientific Theology, as rationalism and facts do not overcome feelings. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour is on how the Dissident Right can begin organizing: The White Shadows. Citizenship is worthless when no one respects it.

PA Blog on Poland’s rescue from the forces eroding the West: God Does Listen. More on songs about Poland’s 1944 Uprising.

At The American Mind, Pablo discusses Chile’s recent bouts of civil discord, their Red October:

What is happening in Chile—our own Red October, or nearly—is important for the American audience to understand, because you are facing the same problem. This is one of the reasons, little understood in Chile, why President Donald Trump was elected. I think the similarity to Chile was precisely this: a legitimate social discontent of the majority during the Obama era, and an almost absolute disconnect between the progressive liberal agenda and the real daily needs of the people.

Evolutionist X considers man as wanderer, given how in our primitive state we spread over the world. She continues her review of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours, with the misunderstood Athenian law.

At Counter Currents, Richard Houck has sympathy for Greta Thunberg, and reminds of the conservationist side of the green movements: the Deep Green. A look at the People’s Party of Canada, their performance in the Canadian election, and that a splinter 3rd party is not viable in the USA. P.J. Collins looks at Hitler conspiracy theories and Michael Hoffman’s Adolph Hitler: Enemy of the German People.

Just Thomism: Be not a complainer, for complaint leads to blasphemy. No one is self-sufficient, and so we need interdependence, which is incompatible with our appetites. Also, on the decisions we make, maximizing choice, and how that leads us to animalism.

The Myth of the 20th Century podcast looks at the UK’s 1978-1979 winter of discontent, when labour strikes almost brought the country to a halt.

Colttaine, new to these pages, discusses the Matrix within the Matrix, taking the piss out of feminism and cuckservatives, and explains the blue pill as a choice, not the default. It’s over 90 minutes, but worth your time, so do WTHT:

The Warden Post looks at the James Younger case in Texas, as a sign of the continuing war on men.

American Sun looks at the next growth area for China: Memetic Warfare. The ongoing Cybernetics series continues with layer 5: von Foerster. Henry Delacroix looks at the Joker movie, on atmosphere, setting and cinematography. They looks at the Netflix series The Family, a documentary on the Family, a well-connected conservative organization which holds an annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. Closing out the week: Five Friday Reads.

Zerothposition reviews a book on the Presidents Adams, their lives and politics, called The Problem of Democracy,

Patriactionary shows us why you do not get Justin Trudeau to write your obituaries: Riffs on WaPo’s ‘Austere Religious Scholar’ lament for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A look at Poland’s potential new laws on IVF. This might be the ‘FTW?’ of the year: First World Problems.

Black Pigeon Speaks visits the Shubaya Halloween Street Party 2019. So much cultural appropriation:

The Orthosphere begins the week with a look at hatred, the death drive, and the spirit to exert your will over others who stand in your way: God Hates a Worthless Watchdog. On philosophical reconciliation between Plato and Berdyaev via the Phaedrus. JMSmith comments on the recent Amazonian Synod and Christ’s warnings on abandoning the church’s first works. Richard Cocks asks if quantum mechanics has any connection to religion?

VDH considers the failing American elites: Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura.

Jim comments on Alf’s new book, The Resurrection of God, and develops its ideas a bit further in respect of national sovereignty and the Peace of Westphalia. (Do read Alf’s book. You can get it here.)

GA Blog discusses the differentiation inherent in our cultures and its reversal.

RottenChestnuts discusses the prolific tatooing of the younger Left, what it signals, and proposes that increasing the value of their time would reduce such behaviour.

Malcolm notes the defence now publicly made against those who would publicly lynch Michael Flynn. Their Reply is quite the read of FBI corruption, incompetence, and outright malfeasance. He follows up on Moldbug’s response to Bronze Age Mindset. His thoughts deserve an RTWT. He notes an article on the mess of SCOTUS jurisprudence on racial preferences in college admissions, and how the court should wipe the slate clean. Does Belief in Natural Law Require Belief in God?

Wrath of Gnon:

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Guillaume Durocher discusses the feminization of society, and the decline of men and truth telling.

Occidental Dissent notes the sad news that Representative Katie Hill has resigned from the US House of Representatives, I dunno, something about having a sexual relationship with a staff member. The responses are predictable: honk honk! 70% of Millennials are likely to vote Socialist. What the hell happened at Quillette magazine? They appear much more woke than last time I looked. A new meme: Get Woke, Get Sued. Starbucks is being sued for firing white staff after the arrest of two black men in Philadelphia last year. Lessons for dissidents from the life of Martin Luther.

By way of Isegoria, get a humidifier, those of inland living. A look at a comic and graphic novel on open borders, and a discussion refuting arguments for it.

Throne and Altar discusses Points of Catholic Pride, and the idolatry of the Vatican these days.

Mr. Briggs begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought: God Alone Works Miracles. His thoughts on madness, comparing last century’s prohibition of alcohol to this century’s prohibition against speaking out on transsexuality: Transanity. He looks at the prescient Cardinal Richelieu and his thoughts on education being a bad thing when given to all. Medicine gets woke, and Doctors will soon be peacefully protesting climate change. I don’t recall seeing that in the hippocratic oath. He discusses the perversion of Christian doctrine to justify anything…for instance: “As a Christian, surely you don’t support taking children away from their parents when they enter the United States illegally apply for refugee status”. On the Official Death of Comic Book Superheroes, caused by the new Thunder Force movie. You’ll need to see the movie to believe it…and it’s best not to. He closes off the week with This Week In Doom – Bugmen Eat Bugmeat Edition.

Audacious Epigone on intolerance for conservative crimethink and irredeemable Trump supporters, from a Brown comedian on the Brown Pundits Browncast. Also, you’ll never guess who believes Astrology is scientific. Or, those more gullible tend to vote Democrat.

New Murdoch Murdoch, Fake and Gey, looks at the drama going on in Washington, and it’s power as a distraction. The Cheeky Videos mirror is here. MurdochMurdoch.net’s mirror is here. There is a YouTube mirror at Jewden Peterstein:

Occidental Dissent comments here. PA Blog comments here. Speaking of drama used as a distraction, by way of Isegoria, Trump’s comments on the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Titania McGrath notes he was a swell guy until WaPo let its Islamophobia out:

Ramzpaul considers the event and asks whether the US can leave now:

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

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Las Vegas, NV time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 10/27/19

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

Patriactionary posted this hymn on Canada’s election day:

Hold our dominion in thy loving care;
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the Better Day,
We ever stand on guard.

The election came and went. Trudeau remains in power although in a minority government. Patriactionary’s thoughts are here. I’ve got general notes on the election for those unfamiliar with Canada’s federal elections. The lesson this election teaches us is here. Gerry T. Neil comments at Throne, Altar, Liberty. Kevin Michael Grace comments extensively over at VDare. (Thanks to Patriactionary for the link.) Lord Black of Crossharbour gives the most favourable review, saying Trudeau performed well personally, but has led Canada to the brink:

But for now, we have an unaccomplished prime minister dependent on a socialist party that has been substantially rejected (the NDP), facing a worthy but ungalvanizing Conservative leader. Trudeau has a slender mandate, proclaims that the great cause of the day is the nonsense of climate change, and two regions of the [country], Quebec and Alberta-Saskatchewan, with some reason, are hearing the secessionist murmurs.

Years ago, after the last Quebec referendum on separation (1995), John Crosbie wrote in his autobiography that if Quebec seceded from our nation, other provinces would also likely try to leave, seeing no cause to remain in a broken union. And there is no way in hell the US would or should tolerate such instability on its northern border. There were rumours President Clinton had been briefed on a US invasion of Quebec should they have gone independent. (To protect the St. Lawrence Seaway, went the reasoning.) A fractured nation which could lead to instability and tensions with the biggest military power in the world. This is what Le Dauphin’s rule has given us.

It now appears the Canadian government paid for a Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy produced guide for Muslim voters, which graded each federal political party’s leader for Wokeness and Islamophilia. Guess who got ‘Pass’ and who got ‘Fail’. No matter. Which ever you voted for, progressives won and the middle lost. Sound familiar? Speaking of which, Rex Murphy comments. We can all dream:

Canadian elections are not about the world. It is not ours to save, or (all deference to Greta the Grinch) to destroy. Canadian elections are about Canada, how to make it better, stronger, more healthful and secure for its citizens. They are — or should be — exercises where party leaders refresh our sense of Canada’s aspirations and ideals as a country, a nation.

Above all they should be about making sure the arrangement we have with ourselves — the Confederation — goes through an ever-necessary renewal, answers to contemporary challenges, and continues to secure the peaceful, prosperous and highly successful country that Canada is.

Well … a person can dream, can’t he?

Onto the summaries.

The week begins with Summary Against Modern Though: On Miracles, from William Briggs. He notes some odd things going on in the Amazon Synod and its Pact of the Catacombs For the Common Home. He looks at the decline of Christian practice. You know, it looks like restrictions based on ending ‘cultural appropriation’ are actually a form of segregation. It’s an example of many things the Left does right now (in the name of anti-bigotry) that will be used by Progressives in the distant future as proof of how bigoted and racist people were in our time. It’s like it is a killer meme that insures Progressives will always have something to point their fingers at.

More from Mr. Briggs: When Ernest Becker wrote Denial of Death, I don’t think he foresaw this lunacy. Is this article a troll? I don’t think it is. To close: This Week In Doom – Super Tranny Edition.

Folks, you do understand there is no reasoning with these people. Reason for them was left in the rear view mirror twenty years ago, and they speed to their glorious Future. Only they don’t see it’s a cliff.

This is a new civil war. A cold one, but a civil war nonetheless. Brother against brother, father against son, mothers against sanity.

What’s coming, and is now inescapable, is true tyranny. The father in this case is forced to say what is not true. If you cannot speak Truth because Truth is ruled “hate”, dark times are assured. Insanity is law, sanity is illegal.

Evolutionist X skateboards, which gets her thinking about hobbies, and the ski/snowboard rivalry. She also continues her review of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours, with a review of English law, and what makes a good legal system generally.

Setting the Record Straight discusses mental illness.

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Gustaf II Adolf, at Breitenfeld, a conquering Swede, 1631.

A diagnoses for the Greta Thunberg phonmenon, at Throne, Altar, Liberty.

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Greta Thunberg, at a Climate Action Summit, a conquering Swede today.

Filed under ‘I can’t believe my fucking eyes’: sanity prevails at the BC Human Rights Tribunal. Jessica Yaniv, who made a human rights case of not being able to get xir scrotum waxed, is held to have used xir transgender status for extortion. However, the Tribunal Notes that the extortees were all POC, implying that if they had been white, the result might have been different. Also, a Texas judge overrules a jury and says that a father can have a say on whether his son is chemically castrated in the name of transphilia.

Anatoly Karlin talks about the Katechon Hypothesis for resolving the Fermi Paradox, about our universe as a simulation, and how you don’t want to overload the simulator, or the ‘Architect’ might CTRL-ALT-DEL you.

By way of Isegoria, we may be in for much worse wars.

A Disneyland for Catholics, which celebrates France’s Christian heritage and history.

Faith Goldy interviews Ricardo Duchesne on censorship of dissenting voices on immigration in Canada:

Counter Currents: You’re a dissident or national populist, so what can you do now? An argument on why the Dissident Right should be secular. Interesting argument, although I don’t think we’ll get far without offering some kind of substitute for the Progressive Faith currently running the West. Part II of Ten Questions for Radical Environmentalist Derrick Jensen. Corporate wokeness is no surprise. It has deep roots. Buy the world a Coke and see! Spencer J. Quinn reminds us of Solzhenitsyn’s Warning To the West. A review of the movie Memory: The Origins of Alien. Sounds like the movie is pedestrian, but the review is good. A review of Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds. Better late then never, a video by Fróđi Midjord discussing the upcoming Scandza Forum in Oslo. Despite claims to the contrary, Tradition is not Socialism. Anton finishes his trip to Europe: Warsaw Journal #3. An audio essay on our the changes in our nations reflected in our late night convenience stores: 7-11 Nationalism.

Alf posts a reader’s review of The Resurrection of God, Alf’s new book.

Cambria Will Not Yield on the Beasts of Liberaldom who do the work of Satan on earth.

GA Blog returns after three months off: Mimeticism and Morality.

PA Blog discusses the Proud Boys Verdict. He also does not like pedophiles, and would see Trump drain the Swamp of them all.

Jim on the durability of Trump, if he can last as long as Franklin Roosevelt, on a US colour revolution, and Civil War II.

At City Journal, a brief review of Charles Marohn’s work showing that suburban development is financially a net loss to the public purse.

Just Thomism on rejection as the basis of the fantasies of men and women. He also has a pause for thought. What if you could get away with what the Left is doing now: Note on the Fears of the Right. On the five faces of evil in the Sorrowful Mysteries. On Bill Barr’s speech, subtitled ‘We need religion as a foundation of public morality’. On the divine duration, or how time passes for God. On some of the flaws in the modern justification for abortion: The White Knight Abortionist.

Morgoth’s Review looks at the parallel paths of Oswald Spengler’s analysis of civilizations and the production of the Star Wars saga.

Occidental Dissent, starting off a very productive week, notes that Verizon is looking to sell The Huffington Post. The NYT notes the Chinese government is implementing censorship outside its own borders. That the NYT is raising this alarm is hilarious. The new motto for the MSM will be: “Democracy Dies in the Darkness…and Dammit, It Will Be OUR Darkness!” Also, the NYT admits the Deep State exists…to Drumpf Trump. Greta Thunberg gets a small blind beetle named after her. How this is flattery is beyond me. I had never heard of Orania, Northern Cape, South Africa, the Whites only community which rejects the Rainbow Nation, with more information here.  The real reason is likely that they simply don’t want the high crime levels prevalent in the rest of the nation. So racist. Don’t they know the real White Man’s Burden is to let the POC ravage them? Speaking of…multiculturalism has failed in Germany. A quick essay on the Alt-Right, the Dissident Right, and why they are on the fringes of mainstream politics. He comments on Rusty Reno’s The Return of Strong Gods, with some optimism that the weak gods of our times are waning, and strong gods will once again appear. He also gets banned by Facebook. Congratulations are in order I think.

From the Council of European Canadians, a collection of quotes and notes on book 3 of the Culture of Critique.

RottenChestnuts proposes nihilism as the motive driving our current cohort of politicians and power seekers. He discusses the meanings of justice, revenge, and the prosecution 93 year-old Bruno Dey, a German conscripted during WWII.

Throne and Altar looks at the need for Catholic tribalism.

Myth of the 20th Century has an excellent podcast this week (which hilariously goes off the rails for the first few minutes) on efforts in the 1980s and 90s to uncover the nefarious activities of ‘The Octopus’, which today we define as The Deep State.

VDH on why they hate Trump so much. To me, the political elite in the USA have a private club. Membership means a tacit agreement to follow a common course and hide the graft and corruption from the public. Trump crashed their little cabal and refused to play by their rules. They’ve been reacting like an immune system trying to get rid of an invader ever since.

Razib Khan with a specific example of how wokeness has changed the sciences.

Black Pigeon Speaks looks at Jordan Peterson, the controversy around him, and the efforts to silence him:

Steve Sailer notes the effort in Washington State to legalize affirmative action, which has turned into a fight between greivance peddlers and Asians. Why is California progressive? Answered. Are gaps in achievement tied to gaps in discipline? Steve looks at two books calling for censorship of dissenters, including Andrew Marantz’ Antisocial, which has a whole chapter dedicated to Mr. Sailer. (Counter Currents reviewed the book here. Sam Harris had Marantz on his podcast this week. Marantz could not coherently respond to Sam’s slowball-level challenges of his opinions without deflecting and strawmanning.)

Mr. Sailer also looks at a proposal to take algebra out of school curriculum, to be replaced with Data Science.

Audacious Epigone with an analysis of disdain for incels. He also gives a diagnoses of Wokeness as a civilizational autoimmune disorder.

Patriactionary on the Swiss school that trains world elites. Some helpful advice on how liberal your potential spouse should be. Quote of the day, on why we have tradition. HO2GO, which you really have to see to believe.

At American Mind, Jeremy Carl reports on damage to Catalonia. Bronze Age Pervert responds to Michael Anton’s review of Bronze Age Mindset:

The problem Anton or other conservatives must face isn’t that my audience, or the “youth” in question doesn’t accept the principles of the American Founding, but that the left and thereby a large part of the establishment rejected these principles long ago. The left has been saying exactly what they plan to do for decades. They want to destroy your country, instill a death wish in the white population, set majorities against market-dominant minorities, atomize everyone: the British plan in Malaysia and a few other places but now applied domestically within a country.

Occidental Dissent’s Hunter Wallace comments on BAP’s response, and conveniently summarizes the Clairemont Institute’s obsessive responses. Curtis Yarvin, aka Moldbug, chips in at America Mind.

If your interested in a different take on climate change science, check out Dr. Roy Spencer’s website. He gets into the technical details behind the science.

Malcolm also notes BAP’s response to Michael Anton. He also looks at some weird stuff about Tulsi Gabbard’s possible religious beliefs. Malcolm also noticed that Attorney-General Barr’s Trump-Russia probe is now a criminal investigation. It’s surprising how little attention this seems to be getting. He then takes NYT to task over their spin on the investigation.

At American Sun, what to do to prevent doxing and how to deal with doxxers. A very good review of Joker by Gio Pennacchietti. A discussion of the Escapist Dream of Collapse. Fred Watson Jr. looks at the darkening future of California. This week’s Five Friday Reads, on the Administrative State.

Al fin talks about the discovery that new genes are being made all the time and quickly.

John Derbeyshire’s Radio Derb Podcast is on the Proud Boys convictions: 4 years for defending yourself. Gavin McInnes comments as well:

 

Z Man begins the week with musings on Autumn. He makes interesting commentary on fake news and how the media being propaganda arms of the Ruling Party may help dissidents. Something I’ve been considering, and Alf discusses in his book (above): replacing the Left means offering a better set of beliefs. Given how the Left is rooted in denial of reality, a set of beliefs that match reality should suffice. On Perfidious Conservatives, or those who purge the people, but keep their ideas, to shill for Liberalism. He considers the need for cultural debate on homosexuality. His Z Blog Power Hour podcast is an Autumn world tour.

Finally, courtesy of the Canadian Council of European Canadians, a very excellent video on the origins of white people, and their justified pride. Do WTHT:

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

Señor Blanco

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

Post Election Notes

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– This is how Canada voted yesterday. Red is Liberal, blue is Conservative, orange is NDP (an old labour, now progressive party), light blue is Bloc Quebecois (Quebec sovereigntist), and green is Green Party. You might be wondering why, for a Liberal victory, there is not a lot of red on the national map. Here is a better representation of the proportion of seats won by party:

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Courtesy of Canadian Press. Graphic by: Lucas Timmons

– The Liberals took the urban areas, and the more rural you got, the more you were likely to see Conservative victories. Maclean’s did an article on this in September. The urban areas where Liberals were successful have relatively high immigrant populations. Note all those cities in Saskatchewan and Alberta which went true blue. The demographic changes in Canada’s metropolitan centers has a huge effect on elections.

– Alberta went almost full conservative, and turfed its four Liberals, in part because of Trudeau’s tomfoolery with the oil and gas industry, including declaring he’ll shut it down ‘cuz muh climate change’. His father put in the National Energy Program in the early 80s, which amounted to economic rapine, and memories linger. I suspect it is also for cultural reasons. Toronto Tories (Conservatives) speak in a way more suited to the Alberta and Saskatchewan volk. The Far West does not like those damn Montreal Yankees Whigs, which is the core of Liberal power. You will likely not see any sustained Liberal presence in Alberta in the near future, except maybe the cities. Same in Saskatchewan.

– You notice the Maritimes (PEI, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia) went mostly Liberal. My suspicion is the area was settled by folks either from or similar to those in Yankeedom, and so the Liberals fit right in.

– Newfoundland and Labrador also went almost all Liberal. You will likely never see a sustained Conservative presence in Newfoundland because that party shut down the cod fishery in the region in the early 90s, which hit Newfoundland hard. (Cod populations had collapsed and have failed to recover since.)

– I am not sure why Quebec votes Bloc Quebecois, but I suspect it is because the Conservatives are seen as the party of Ontario and the west, and Quebecers like the Bloc because they are a conservative alternative that reflect Quebec’s New France values. (I wonder if the Bloc would have any success in northern New Brunswick? Did you know New Brunswick is the only Canadian province that is officially bilingual French and English?)

– Trudeau has a minority government, which means should he face a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons, he would not have enough support to survive without help from another political party. Minority governments typically last about 2 years before another election is called (recently, Trudeau Sr. in 1972, Paul Martin in 2004, Stephen Harper in 2006 and 2008. Joe Clark’s was the exception, lasting 9 months in 1979.)

– A new election will happen if the Liberals lose a vote on a budget or other non-confidence motion. Or, Mr. Trudeau could walk up to the Governor General’s residence and ask him or her to dissolve Parliament, also forcing an election. (If in Ottawa, go see the Governor General’s (GG’s) residence. It’s quite lovely.)

– In spite of the temptation to stick it to Trudeau, there is a good chance the other parties will be very cautious about forcing an election. Voters in Canada typically punish the party that caused the government to fall and ANOTHER election. We Canadians like going to the federal polls roughly twice a decade.

– What is likely to happen is the Liberals will find an issue that voters are concerned about, and propose a solution which the other parties cannot support for whatever reasons. The Liberals could then claim they need an election to get a firm mandate to deal with the issue, meaning, “give us a majority”. Such an issue could be climate change or immigration, but it must be one that appeals to voters a mari usque ad mare. I guess that the issue will be gently ratcheted up, starting in about a year, leading to an election about this time 2021.

– Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservatives, seemed to punch right a lot before and during the campaign. There are now allegations his party hired a PR firm to go after the other right wing party in the election. This is a problem for Scheer because the Conservatives are the only strategic option for those on the right wing in Canada, and so are captive voters if they are convinced to go to the polls. Scheer however has signalled he’ll throw those voters under the bus in order to court votes from the center-left of the spectrum. Most Canadian voters are there anyway, so it’s not a bad idea per se. However, the more he punches right, the further left he pushes his party to get support, and the further left you go, the more you contend with three other political parties, the Liberals, NDP and Greens. This was a mistake on his part. He’ll have to fix this error, especially if he wants PPC voters and those to the right of center to come back into the fold.

– Andrew Scheer and Jagmeet Singh (NDP) are most likely to lose party leadership before the next election. Scheer for his alienation of those right of center. He should also be turfed if he does not renounce his US citizenship and therefore get himself off the US draft-roll (although, being drafted is highly unlikely, but I could see Trump, for instance, pulling a stunt like that to knock Scheer off balance.) Singh, because he’s never seemed to fit into the party, and a lot of those loyal to past NDP leaders Layton and Mulcair see Singh as an inexperienced interloper.

– The Greens hardly went anywhere, the People’s Party flopped, and the NDP lost many seats, largely due to a resurgence of the nationalist Bloc Quebecois. Yet, in the media, all of these parties were supposed to surge, changing the power dynamic. I think this is a case of letting a sensationalist press manage expectations. This election was once again a struggle amongst Toronto Tories and Montreal Whigs for the keys to Confederation.

– Given the need not to rock the boat, look forward to a couple of low-risk years of milquetoast governing, baring an epic crisis, followed by an election the demos does not want.

Post-Election Open Letter

TL;DR – Trudeau will very likely remain Prime Minister with a minority government. Trudeau is a goof. The big mistake made by those against him was not speaking this patently obvious truth. Consequently, they should have told everyone to just ignore him or to dismiss everything he says as naïve, silly or foolish. Instead, they turned on each other, acting like performers in a Trudeau Circus.

Let’s have a chat, Canada. The election is over. Trudeau, while a little worse for wear, remains Prime Minister, and is likely to form the next government. This, in spite of his antics, hypocrisy, wrecking Canada’s reputation abroad, and really only accomplishing marijuana decriminalization and buying a pipeline with taxpayer money.

Never has there been someone so clearly incompetent in notional charge of this nation. But Trudeau is no dummy. He’s very good at marketing himself. And he is a master at manipulating his opponents. He remains our leader because he played a long con on us and we fell for it, hook, line and sinker. To Trudeau’s opponents: You are the reason he remains Prime Minister. “But no” you say? “He won’t survive the next confidence motion!” Wrong. He’s our leader for the foreseeable future, and I put a 66% chance he lasts until the next mandated election. Let’s look at how that happened.

It’s obvious someone else calls the shots while he is Prime Minister. At the exact moment he said “because it’s 2015”, I got that sinking feeling that can only be described as: “Fuck. We just put a five year old at the steering wheel of our country, and he can’t see over the dashboard.”

The country seemed to keep running right along the Progressive tracks, however. Clearly, someone else was doing the driving, while our Prime Minister was proverbially climbing out the sun roof, hooting at people in the street. Who was it who did the steering, then? Look at who benefited from the direction the country took. If you guessed those who use Social Justice as an instrument of power and control, Montreal Whigs, and internationalists, you’ve been paying attention. You got a hint during the SNC Lavalin scandal.

He is Mr. Indestructible. All his screw ups and the subsequent criticisms rolled off of him like water off a duck. If you’ve learned anything, Canada, it should be that Le Dauphin has gotten by in life using his charm to avoid the consequences of his mistakes or outright bad behaviour. At 47, he’s only going to get better at this, not worse.

I’ve known people like this, who just have that je ne sais quoi that lets them charm their way through just about anything. They are actually a lot of fun to hang out with, often will act as wing men, and very often use their skills to encourage social cohesion. They are daring and take risks. Everyone has a good time when they are around. But, you can’t expect your personal charm to get your country out of difficulties. And Justin’s charm cannot get Canada out of troubles that his mistakes cause. Don’t worry, Trudeau does not expect this of himself. His show is the Justin Show, and that’s all he worries about.

And what a show it is. He holds himself out as a leader for any social justice cause du jour. He’ll tearfully apologize for past ‘wrongs’, embrace people from disadvantaged groups, and loudly declare himself whatever wokeness trend is fashionable that day. Being the fearless leader he is, he’ll call out anyone not living up to his very high standards. Except of course, for himself. (I’m sure that if pressed, he’d say he prefers ‘peopleself’. I digress.)

And that was the big mistake everyone made. They let him dictate what the standards for conduct were going to be. He dictated to his opponents what the pressing issues were, what proper conduct was in light of those issues, and he demanded compliance. And his opponents ran around like trained dogs trying to please him. All he had to say was that Scheer hung out in the same place as some group, and that group was, like, Nazis, or white sumprEEEEmists, and Scheer would spend days disavowing them and the MSM would not stop pushing him on it. NEVER once did anyone challenge Trudeau on the underlying premises, that any of these parties were Nazis, or that being in the same area as alleged Nazis is explicit endorsement of them. If that were true, Trudeau is most certainly a Sikh separatist. Except he isn’t, and no one made any sustained accusation of that.

So, everyone was waiting for him to screw up, to fall from his high horse. To hoist him on his own petard. Just one little bigoted act and he was done, or so we thought. YET, in spite of all the people saying he was done, finished, “stick a fork in in it”, after scandal after scandal, his approach of that reporter, his blackface incidents, SNC Lavalin, Jody Wilson-Raybould, Janice Philpot, Gerald Butts, the utterly falacious prosecution of Admiral Mark Norman, Trudeau’s showing up late to diplomatic meetings, forgetting China is not Japan, and his farcical trip to India, he was far from done. None of these events put any appreciable dent in his support. And that’s where his opponents missed the boat and fell for his manipulation.

He is not a feminist or a cuck or an überdiversity guy. He only said those things so he could hold his opponents to those standards. He never applied them to himself, ever. (He gladly applied it to everyone and everything else.) And he got away with it. Why? Because he does not care about those things. And most Canadians really don’t care if he’s a hypocrite, or if he did dumb shit in his wild days, or if he throws his Ministers under the bus. He’s a charming and perhaps well meaning but misguided court jester. Who takes that seriously? Most world leaders don’t and won’t, which was a big fat clue hanging out for all to see.

But, his opponents ran around for four years showing how they were up to his high social justice standards. They attacked and ruined members of their own parties, disavowed their allies, and stood by while decent people got put through the wringer, to show how woke they were.

The Conservatives even went to so far as to hire a leading political consultant to punch right against a fellow conservative party. Andrew Scheer’s only real victory was seeing his right-wing rival fail to get re-elected in his own riding. It is very clear that the Conservatives are nothing more than a police arm over true conservatives and dissidents, working at the behest of the Liberal Party. Suckers. They ended up looking like a bunch of harpies running around shreiking about who was tolerant and who was not. Trudeau called the tune and they danced to it.

He’s the biggest alpha in the country now. Everyone called him a cuck, but he did not care. He cried in public, apologized, proclaimed himself a feminist, called masculinity toxic, all behaviours, which combined, arouse disgust in just about everyone not drowning in Progressive ideology. And yet here he is, still on top. Sorry, Raging Golden Eagle, but he was never Cuck of the Year. He’s an alpha, and he demonstrated it by behaving in a way that should be repugnant, and then made it clear he did not give a fuck. With that much bravado, is it any wonder he maintained power? No, it’s not.

What did you learn? Your enemies will try to win by forcing you to adhere to your own moral principles. When you let the enemy dictate your moral principles to you, and then hold YOURSELF to that standard, you’re finished. Stick a fork in yourself, already.

So what do you do with a guy like Trudeau? He’s a goof, which he’s verified so many many times. Everyone knows this on some level, so start saying it. Dismiss what he says as foolish and naïve, ignore him for the most part, and then move on to your plans and principles for dealing with actual issues. (This is what the Left in Canada does to dissenters that won’t be shamed, all the time, and look how well it works, minus the plans and principles of course.) Maxime Bernier is the only one of you who came close.

Govern yourself accordingly, Canada, or guys like Trudeau will keep doing it for you.

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 10/20/19

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

It was Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday. Patriactionary posts a Thanksgiving hymn, Now Thank We All Our God. Happy belated Thanksgiving Canada.

On Columbus Day, Patriactionary finds a proposal to rename it. Counter Currents gets very busy, and looks at the autocthonic argument which attacks the legitimacy of European settlement. Titus Quintus looks at the Memory of Columbus in the Western Diaspora. Michael Polignano discusses the savagery of indigenous peoples in pre-discovery Americas. Kevin Beary elaborates further on cannibalism in the Americas and Africa. Occidental Dissent wishes us a Happy Columbus Day. The Anti-Gnostic discusses many things indigenous.

Faith Goldy discusses the upcoming Canadian election:

Audacious Epigone looks at who thinks people should be fired for using non-preferred pronouns.

Over at The Agonist, a discussion of Alger Hiss, his spy work for the Soviets, and why his downfall still stings for the Left. RTWT. What will happen to colleges in the future? Some answers here. An essay on how “political correctness and woke politics have not only become mainstream values, but have also succeeded in transforming the inner lives of millions across the West“. A look at John Locke, his ideas on rationality, and their consequences.

This week’s Myth of the 20th Century podcast is on Hans-Ulrich Rudel, accomplished bomber pilot in WWII and military adviser after.

Guillaume Durocher on a shift in European attitudes towards free trade, and the need for external borders to maintain internal sovereignty.

An essay on the truth about Witchcraft, its Christian origins, and the unfounded claims made about it by modern feminist-types, over at Athenaeum Review.

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William Briggs, who, if Lenin had been dealt with properly, could be Statistician to the Tsars, begins the week with the latest installment of Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica, Summary Against Modern ThoughtGod Does Not Work Contrary To Nature. He posts the final version of the Realist Catholic Climate Declaration. He receives a funny email, and drafts a script based on it. Oh no! The Epidemiologist Fallacy Strikes Again: Air Pollution Causes Miscarriages. This is troubling: Pew Says Trust In Scientists Up. Closing out the week, This Week In Doom: It’s On Edition.

Throne and Altar reviews The View From Nowhere, by Thomas Nagel. Its principle argument seems to be that subjectivity is a legitimate source of knowledge.

Anatoly Karlin on Noah Carl & Woodley on Persecution of IQ Researchers.

Patriactionary reports on the continuing Carson King backlash. It really sucks to be the Des Moines Register right now, but they’re woke so I’m sure that will work out fine. Filed under ‘Take Your Empire and Shove It’: the Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks.

The Council of Canadian Europeans notes the recent tactics of Antifa on the UBC campus.

Wrath of Gnon:

Just Thomism on justice and its highest manifestation friendship.

The Orthosphere discusses what happens when compassion goes wrong: Morbid Pity and the Apotheosis of Blockheads. Thomas Bertonneau extensively reviews Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. JMSmith considers engineering and man’s creations, in rebellion against the nature given to us by God. He has another brilliant moment: ‘Diversity is Our Strength’ = ‘Divide and Conquer’. Here is a summary of his world, in 58 words. On Miss-Behaviour.

Alf announces that his book, the Resurrection of God, is out. Get it here. It’s very good and worth your time and BTC. Alf also submits his application to be Archbishop.

PA Blog on the Leftist Appeasement Fantasy. Also, some random thoughts: Memes and Tweets. Plus, a might fine fighting song about the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

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The American Sun features Bad Billy Pratt, with his review, ostensibly of the Joker movie, but really, of our entire media/entertainment culture, and our participation in it. Well done, Sir Pratt, well done. The cybernetics series continues with Layer 4: McCulloch. Hank Oslo reviews The Favourite, a film about court intrigue amongst women of power in Queen Anne’s time. Five Friday Reads includes some well considered comments on Syria. Also, Mr. Landy links to a review of Joker over at Agonist which is worth a look. A taste:

In our liberal order, every experience we put a name to is very quickly abstracted away from us. Legally and politically, we redefine anything, however fundamental to society, including what marriage is or what family is, because liberal elites want the change. They may be right or wrong in any given case, but their procedure is to recreate our experience by speaking in an abstract way—instead of looking to our experiences—and then to compel us to obey a new dispensation. We are inadequate to their purposes and have to be adjusted to be worth any of that famous liberal compassion. Progress might turn out to mean liberalism can do therapy for every mutilation it inflicts.

Steve Sailer has an interesting article on English sports and how sports became standardized. The comments are worth a look as well. His Taki Magazine column looks at the movement to eliminate standardized tests for college admission. On the old and new conventional wisdoms on the causes of -isms. Wesley Yang’s comments on the recent ruling that Harvard’s anti-East Asian admissions policy to be, well just fine and dandy.

Cambria Will Not Yield on the faith of antique Europeans and the modern war against it.

Morgoth’s Review looks at the moral hegemony of the Left and the absence of a counter-balancing power:

New to me is John Derbyshire’s Radio Derb podcast. This week he discusses the curious case of China’s crackdown on the NBA, for a franchise owner’s endorsement of the Hong Kong protests. A partial transcript is here. This week’s Derb Radio is on white folks not putting up with racists who write books about them.

Malcolm is back home. He considers an interview with Amy Wax, Law Professor, who think US culture should be dominated by people from the west. He discusses a speech by William Barr on the need for religion in American society, and the assumption it already exists by the Founding Fathers.

Counter Currents looks at the film Taxi Driver, and its protagonist, Travis Bickle as an American Hero. Fenek Solère looks at Brexit, the organized campaign to stop it, and Cultural Marxism in Europe. He mentions Extinction Rebellion. I suggest having a look at their platform. It’s not actually about climate change per se, but about imposing at least two bureaucratic orders above government to make decisions on behalf of the people. Government pays for it, but as for who decides who will run it…that’s not clear. It’s either Astroturfing nonsense or an attempt to formalize a real New World Order. Social justice is now working its ‘diversity is strength’ meme into Football (Soccer for us colonials). They offer an alternative view to the 1619 Project, looking at Wilmot Robertson’s chapter on negroes in The Dispossessed Majority. Part I of a very interesting but long interview with environmentalist Derrick Jensen. A comment on this speech from Millenial Woes at the 2019 Sandza Forum:

PA Blog comments on it as well.

More Counter Currents, with Warsaw Journal #2:

I do feel bad for my liberal friends during the Trump era. How much it would suck to not be allowed to enjoy Donald J. Trump! I love Trump. I rejoice in him. He’s hilariously funny. Super-sharp. Has brilliant political instincts. To be alive during his presidency is something I will always be deeply grateful for. One friend and I sometimes meet up for a meal at a local diner, and before we eat, we bow our heads and say a prayer for the God Emperor. Finally he has come – to destroy all the hypocrisy, the stupidity, the pomposity, the vanity of these thieves and jackasses who are our leaders. Oh, joy. Oh, God. Oh, thank you, President Trump, for risking your life to give us faith and hope again. Then, my friend and I recount Trump’s latest activities, laughing and guffawing over our food. He is killing it, we conclude before we calm down enough to eat.

Then, I look at my liberal friends: all sad, depressed, grinding their teeth, oblivious to the humor, the lightness of touch, refusing to be entertained. Lost in their self-righteous and childish ideas. But even more tragically: They miss the fun.

At Occidental Dissent, in light of Spielberg’s new documentary series Why We Hate, Hunter Wallace explains why in just over 100 words:

Why is there so much hate?

Why is there so much resentment about a hostile cultural elite which wants to dissolve our borders, tear down our historic monuments, rewrite our history, censor the internet, take away our guns, corrupt our political system, demoralize and degrade our people with cultural poison, transform little boys into little girls and plunge us into foreign wars which ought to be of no concern to us all while wrecking our country and enriching itself at our expense?

Why would anyone ever get mad about that? Shouldn’t an elite like that which produced Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein still command universal support?

Also, what life was like for slaves in the Deep South. GQ magazine goes full woke. What’s the next step after that? (Steve Sailer’s take is here.) They note International Pronouns Day. Honk, honk! No surprises, as Project Veritas finds the source of CNN’s biases. A look at the reasons the South joined the American Revolution. Tony Martel looks at Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden, revealing the two-faced nature of white supremacy: White Suckerism. (I always took Kipling as explicitly mocking those who undertook the White Man’s Burden, and not that he was endorsing it. A minor disagreement: Mr. Martel’s analysis is right on the mark.) Norman Burgundy looks at the media that closed out the 20th Century.

Snark time: the first Black President endorses the first Blackface Prime Minister. Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau for Prime Minister! Hold on…sorry, I meant to say Obama endorses Obama Wannabe for Prime Minister.

Evolutionist X looks at three tribes of Great Plains Indians and their languages, in preparation for a further post on their legal systems. The post on their legal systems is here.

Z Man makes his way home from Scandinavia, with interesting comments on the “strength” diversity provides. He attended the Scanza Forum in Copenhagen. Millennial Woes and Frodi Midjord discuss Antifa’s attempts to disrupt the event, and the lack of police intervention. (Courtesy of Counter Currents.) Z Man asks if we are headed into a new dark age, and why. A look at the defect-defect strategy of the Left, and where it could take us. China recently flexed its muscles and the NBA balked. Z Man discusses why this happened. He’s got a grab bag for his Z Blog Power Hour podcast this week. Z Man also discusses Mexican cartels, and Sinaloa’s recent victory over Mexican law enforcement. For those booked into a resort this winter, it helps to know who is really in charge:

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Scholar’s Stage on the poets who added phrases to the English language, and how that has faded. Think, for instance, “white man’s burden”, introduced by Kipling. He reviews Jonathan Ward’s China’s Vision of Victory, and offers his own insights into China’s foreign policy.

Council of Canadian Europeans asks why ‘white replacement’ is not mentioned in the Canadian media.

Al fin looks at why China lags behind the West, specifically in terms of scientific discovery. He then discusses the potential for a genetic explanation.

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

Señor Blanco

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

Antifa Pass

The Council of Canadian Europeans notes the recent tactics of Antifa on the UBC campus. This will also be in the next Cantandum, but my comments turned into a blog post.

We’re seeing a lot of this lately. It’s the same old story. Two professors tried to give a talk and Anitfa showed up to stop it. Same thing in Copenhagen recently with the Scandza forum. This business about the police not enforcing the law with respect to the Antifa, Extinction Rebellion, and the Progressive Left generally, is not going away because we complain about it. The police have allegedly been told to hold off, often with excuses about respecting freedom of peaceful assembly or expression or some made up ‘right to protest’. Civil order be dammed.

This is an example of where a valid legal interpretation makes absurd results. In Canada, such rights are protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. See section 2. The Charter only protects those rights against government (Canada and the provinces) or government actors (municipalities and the police, for our purposes). So, the argument goes, the police should not interfere with an Antifa or Extinction Rebellion protest because to do so breaches the Charter. However, where Antifa acts as a bunch of thugs to coerce other private actors, the Charter does not apply to protect the rights of their targets. That’s a private matter, and the only relief they can get is to ask the police to stop Antifa, which the police cannot because…Charter. This is an argument I see in the press and from protesters.

This is just wrong. First, the Charter right is for ‘peaceful’ assembly. Watch that video in Hamilton where a disabled senior citizen was blocked and called ‘Nazi scum!‘ No ‘peaceful’ happening there. It’s funny, but section 1 says the rights in the Charter are subject to “…reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society”. One would expect that the right to peacefully assemble means no unreasonable attempts to inhibit others freedom, such as blocking rush hour traffic in major cities for your Extinction Rebellion protest. (Note in the pictures that the police are protecting the protesters, as if people just trying to get to work, or their kids to school, are the real danger. Never mind those people pay the taxes that the police rely on for funding.) Parties are always happy to trot out the section 1 limitation when justifying some violation of the Charter which benefits them, but when it could work against them they just ignore it.

It might turn out that politicians realize that cracking down on this nonsense will get them votes from the Silent Majority. Or, Antifa could turn out to be the useful idiots that install the next totalitarian regimes in our nations. Or, something in between, like the Weather Underground. Regardless, other tactics are going to have to be found to prevent Antifa and others from shutting down dissident events in the immediate future. I wish I had some advice to give in that respect, other than moving underground. Feel free to complain to your local politicians and police departments of course, but don’t expect much to change.

Election Prediction

Canada’s federal election is October 21st. For those who don’t know, Canada is politically a hybrid of the UK’s Parliamentary system and a federation like the USA. The Canadian government is bicameral, with an elected House of Commons and a Senate whose members are appointed by the Prime Minister, Canada’s de facto Head of State.

The Prime Minister is almost always the leader of the political party with the most seats in the House of Commons (although, no majority of seats is required).

The de jure Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II. Yup, the one from the UK. She is well liked in Canada, but has barely a ceremonial role in governance. Her representative in Canada is the Governor General, also appointed by the Prime Minister. (With all that authority to appoint, our Prime Minister looks more like a President.)

There are ten provinces who have similar political systems, for which the de jure Head of State is also Queen Elizabeth II. The big difference is they are unicameral, with one elected house, usually a Legislative Assembly. The Territories (look way up north) are held by Canada, but allowed local rule for the most part.

So you’ve got how it works in theory. In practice, federal power in the Canadian federation has been held by two factions: Toronto Tories (Conservative Party) or Montreal Whigs (Liberal Party).

Canada’s history is either one of these factions in power. Sometimes the ruling faction has a minority of seats in the House of Commons, and so they step lightly (as they are in danger of being turfed by a non-confidence vote, which ends the government and usually causes another election). However, one of those two factions has always been in power, and this coming election will not change that. As of now, both factions, Conservative and Liberal, are Progressive and highly so. It’s difficult to tell what the difference is. No matter who you vote for in Canada, the Progressives win.

When voting in Canadian elections, you vote for a local Member of Parliament in your riding. They represent their riding in the House of Commons. You are technically not voting for the leader. So, only those in the Montreal riding of Papineau vote for Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal party and Prime Minister, as a candidate. However, people often vote for a party, not based on the local candidate, but based on the leader of the party. So, the leaders of the parties tend to be the most important personality for campaigning purposes.

For the coming election, it seems the likeliest result is a minority government, based on what I’ve seen in the polls. The Conservatives don’t have the confidence of Canadians. Trudeau’s foibles and hypocrisy don’t seem to be hurting his party’s support sufficiently to end their reign. Either the Liberals or the Conservatives will have the highest number of seats, and may form an alliance with other parties to get a majority position, or go it on their own and hope that in a confidence vote, they can get enough support from the smaller parties to win.

I predict that we see a Conservative minority government. People are tired of Trudeau’s antics, and will want to give him a slap on the wrist. I don’t see the Conservatives allying with other parties. They could join with the Greens, if the conservationist elements of that party are strong, but the Greens have been spouting far left Progressivism lately, so not likely. The Liberals and the NDP would likely not formally join the Conservatives, as they are too far apart politically (even in the narrow Overton Window of Canada). This leaves the People’s Party of Canada, which is brand new, polling very low, and will likely get no more than a handful of seats. The Bloc Quebecois is another party the Conservatives could ally with, but that is a bit of poison pill, given the Bloc is a Quebec separatist party and disliked in the rest of the country.

So, Conservative minority it is. They do not have the skills, courage or leverage to make it last. Once they make a government, the Liberals, NDP, and Greens will all start howling about how Canada is run by racist, sexist, pro-life, flavour-of-the-month-o-phobic Nazis. The Conservatives will then start making apologies and purge anyone who has said anything non-PC. Within 9 months, the Conservatives will introduce a budget, Trudeau will lead the way in defeating the Conservatives (‘cuz Justin don’t compromise) and…within a year…we’ll be back in another election. There, my black pilled prediction.

A white pilled prediction would have a Conservative – People’s Party of Canada coalition with a solid majority. The notional conservatives would then have to take into account issues that Canadians actually care about or lose support from the PPC. Which would be funny, given that the PPC is an off-shoot of the Conservatives, after the party had a minor split at its last leadership convention.

I’ll be voting PPC in my riding. I’d probably just not vote otherwise, except for the PPC, who seem to be a party who could actually delay Canada’s accelerating slide into the decline and decay happening all across the west. Faint hopes I suppose. The PPC could also be a vehicle for real conservative (old Tory) principals to become acceptable discourse again. Plus, I’ve met my local candidate, and he seems like a decent fellow. The leader of the party, Maxime Bernier, has no problem calling people out. He rightly pointed out the Greta Thunberg is likely mentally troubled child who is being exploited.

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 10/13/19

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 Orthosphere begins the week with thoughts on the degradation of English. Can Evolutionary Biology and Naturalism Provide a Foundation for Morality? They say no, and I agree. Mr. Cocks asks: Why so little progress in physics? JMSmith discusses the need for an anchoritic Church, and why avoiding critical theory is for the best. Richard Cocks proposes a course on philosophy and film. I think it’s a good idea. I’m a fan of much of the stories in the curriculum, but have not considered them the way he has. When the SJWs attack, here is some advice on what to do. Mr. Bertonneau reviews The World Without Men, a dystopian novel of a future sans X chromosome, by Charles Eric Maine, published in 1958. He follows that with a contextual review of 2008’s hit film Cave Women of Mars.

Evolutionist X looks at the legal system of Ireland, before the English got involved. She also buys a skateboard, and encourages all to Go Outside.

I have not seen Joker, but probably will. Steve Sailer reviews Joker in his weekly Taki Mag column. Richard Greenhorn reviews as well: The Killer Troll. Anatoly Karlin reviews and proposes why the film works across the political spectrum. Styxenhammer666 gives his thoughts:

Alf’s new book, The Resurrection of God, is almost ready.

Cambria Will Not Yield on the fall of Europe’s peoples, who have turned from Christ to materialism.

John Derbyshire returns to China. It’s kinda fun.

At American Sun, Michael Sisco greets the Quad City area with a warning that Progressivism is not working in their interests. I think that quote from Voltaire needs to be modified a bit: “If you want to know who rules over you, find out WHO DECIDES who you may not criticize.” In these days of HLvM and Bioleninism, I think the prohibitions on critiquing the Left’s darlings are a distraction to get the Middle to miss that the High are trying to eliminate them.On the global elites and the politics of humiliation, or why your kids will learn about sexuality before they can spell. RTWT. The review of cybernetics continues with Layer 3: William Ross Ashby. The weekly Five Friday Reads points to this speech by Eric Zemmour, a French conservative, on the existential crisis facing France, and all of the West, to be frank. RTWT. A taste:

We must of course be conservative and conserve our identity but what can we conserve since everything has been destroyed? Our task is more immense, nearly hopeless: we must restore.

I do not say that the question of identity is the only question that arises for us. I do not say that the economy does not exist, that deindustrialization does not exist, that scraping together enough money to get through the month does not exist, that poverty in retirement does not exist, that labor law does not exist, that outsourcing does not exist, that the constraints and shortcomings of the Euro do not exist.

I only claim that the question of the French people’s identity precedes them all, that it preexists them all, even that of sovereignty. It’s a question of life or death. A French Islamic Republic might be sovereign but in what way would it be French?

A review of Tom Holland’s Dominion: How the Christian Revolution Remade the World, over at the Russell Kirk Center.

At Patriactionary, Satanic services will now be offered at the U.S. Naval Academy. Also, that new Astroturfed Death Cult – Extinction Rebellion. Rumours are surfacing that Justin Trudeau may have paid off a student he allegedly had an affair with 18 years ago. I use slippery language so I can’t be sued. Because I know those acting on his behalf have used the threat of a law suit to try to silence someone before. Now the taxpayer funded propaganda machine public broadcaster CBC is getting in on the act as well. (The idea of the bastion of MSM wokeness in Canada claiming “moral rights” is laughable, whether you consider the narrow definition of that term under copyright law or not.) Vote accordingly, Canada. Speaking of diversity is our strength, Nordstrom gets woke.

Occidental Dissent on the status of women and slaves in the old Chesapeake colony. In the same vein, on the institution of slavery in the Carolinas, and on the Elites of Tidewater. They take note of an Eric Metaxas interview with Ann Coulter. I have little exposure to Ms. Coulter but she shines in this interview.

Steve Sailer notes that Greta Thunberg is not getting the Nobel Peace Prize. Greta: “How dare you!”

The American Mind discusses multiculturalism, and that it may not blend cultures, but rather, create a hierarchy of cultures in the state. Also, a brief discussion of the UK’s loss of sovereignty to the EU and Trump.

Jim on the impeachment crisis and the even bigger crisis that may follow. He follows up, discussing the Dem’s impeachment maneuvers.

Counter Currents with a brief look at Morse Peckham and how corporations contribute to cultural incoherence. Spencer Quinn looks at the old sitcom Taxi, the character Jim Ignatowski, and how his tragic outcome parallels that of the West. On Orwell’s 1984 and the concept of ‘Doublethink’, as applied to our times. Mr. De Camp has a quick review of Kevin McDonald’s Individualism and the Western Liberal Tradition. In particular, the postulation that differences in the three seminal groups of modern European populations were the basis for the English and US Civil Wars. John Wilkinson: if you want to know why society is falling, look at its institutions. Anton continues his enlightening trip around Europe, with Warsaw Journal I. RTWT.

Malcolm notes the death of Cream drummer Ginger Baker. He mentions the drum work in Sunshine of Your Love as groundbreaking, and he’s right:

Council of European Canadians on where the People’s Party of Canada is getting it wrong on Canadian culture and values.

[Begin Rant] Canada has always had diverse cultures, from Confederation onward. The number grew with the opening of the West. The cultures of European origin often have more in common with their immediate neighbours to the south than those of other provinces. (A good start is the map found on JayMan’s blog.)

The reason this worked relatively well was because we knew enough to leave each other alone, except where the national interest was at stake, or where one part of Canada needed help from the others. Until, that is, the federal income tax, the closeted communists Pearson and Trudeau Sr., multiculturalism, and finally the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These forces caused intrusions into the private lives of Canadians, and a disruption in our legal traditions, which would shock our founding fathers and make Stalin green with envy. In order to tax efficiently, use government spending to bribe voters efficiently, conscript efficiently, forecast the previously mentioned tasks accurately, and force your vision of Canadian culture on everyone, efficiently, you need to reduce individuals to a standard unit to make the populace homogeneous. No distinctions allowed amongst cultures where that interferes with Ottawa’s need for control. Canada’s various cultures have been bending and fracturing under that load, since at least the 1960s.

Diversity is not what Ottawa wants, it’s homogeneity. Their war is not a war on a culture, it’s a war on all cultures but its own. Ottawa’s hubris is it thinks it can bring in people from anywhere in the world, and the tactics it deploys to make NPCs of its current citizens will work just as well on newcomers. It worked so well on First Nations, the first beneficiaries of Ottawa’s grand ideas, right? (For non-Canucks, it was a travesty that shows how the application of progressivism and Whig thinking can go horribly wrong.) Why not everyone else?

But it does not work, because the people coming over now can’t be proselytized to in one of two official languages, and come from cultures where this level of intrusion in private lives is incomprehensible. And so, they don’t assimilate and we get the cultural balkanization of our cities. [Rant over.]

Following up, on Elections Canada and their 30 seconds adverts for the Great Replacement.

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Skógafoss, Skógar, ĺsland.

Morgoth’s Review looks at Extinction Rebellion, the finest Astroturfing job ever. As well, he guests on Red Ice Radio.

Al fin discusses the new Jordan Peterson movie and his recent trip to rehab.

William Briggs, Statistician to the Stars, begins the week with his ongoing translation of the Summa Theologica. This week: God Can Produce Effects Without Proximate Causes. He also posts the 2nd draft of the Realist Catholic Climate Declaration. Well, it looks like Big Suntan is targeting areas with high numbers of same sex couples. I’d say this has causation reversed, but that would make me some kinda phobic. The Cranky Professor guests with a moral argument for free will. Filed under ‘ftw?’: Researchers Say Thoughts & Prayers Are Harmful. The week ends on a note of doom: This Week In Doom – Accelerating Doom Edition.

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Svartifoss, Skaftafell, Ísland.

Z Man considers why Buckley-style conservatism is a failure. Advertising does not work, but it sure is profitable, just like democracy. Z Man travels to Copenhagen via Pearson and makes notes. For what it’s worth, the disdain for Toronto’s airport is so high no Canadian calls it ‘Toronto’. Rather, it’s ‘Pearson’, said with the same tone of voice one might use when referring to Auschwitz. More travel notes on Copenhagen, on European work culture, meeting dissidents abroad, and Orange Man Bad syndrome at the BBC. On the way to Norway, Z Man notes the rough condition of Malmö and Oslo, and recent demographic changes. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour has him looking through the mail bag. He returns to Copenhagen, where the police extend the usual courtesies to Antifa outside an event he attends.

Myth of the 20th Century’s podcast features the Z Man as a special guest. LTWT.

Guillaume Durocher on Jacques Atalli’s desire for a Jewish/Muslim Alliance for France.

PA Blog with an open thread, with two end scenes to films on Italian beaches. He points back to his prior post on getting a bun in her oven early.

Throne, Altar, Liberty on the upcoming Canadian election. MANDATORY reading for Canucks. Further, on what the best election result for Canada would be.

Can’t summarize…

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

Señor Blanco

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