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, Conservatards.

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.

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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).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 10/06/19

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

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The first work of fiction I read on the recommendation of a fellow Neoreactionary was A Canticle for Leibowitz. It tells the sometimes humourous, sometimes harrowing, but always meaningful tale of a monastery, dedicated to the preservation of old knowledge. It is set at three points in the future, after a nuclear war destroys civilization, when it rises again, and then again falls. Over at American Interest, they summarize, review, and give a biography of the writer, Walter M. Miller.

New Murdoch Murdoch, a call for the liberation of the peoples of Europe: Coniugator (one YouTube mirror here and below). Hunter Wallace at Occidental Dissent comments, reminding us that the current crisis is a civilizational one. PA Blog also takes note, and provides the YouTube link, and the mirror at Cheekyvideos.

Mr. Briggs, Statistician to the Stars, begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought: How God Can Act Apart From Providence. He switches to the false faith of the new Environmental Religion, which arises from ignorance and the Elite. Gaudia Certaminis continues her discussion of the trans movement with Part II of Let’s Talk About the Trans Movement. Ianto Watt guest posts, to discuss who is a true shepherd – Good and Bad Bishops: The Lesson of Dagger John. Okay, Mr. Briggs gives 100% and discusses the ADL’s new database of “Hate Symbols”. He finishes the week with This Week In Doom – Extreme Transphobia Edition.

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Malcolm on the efforts to get Wokeness into school math curriculum…which means getting rid of math, ‘cuz whiteness and oppression. He notes a letter to the UN stating there is no Climate EmergencyTM, signed by 500 scientists. Silly scientists. It’s not about science, and never was.

Guillaume Durocher on Greta Thunberg and the modern Children’s Crusade for climate change action.

The Scholar’s Stage on the insecurity of the Communist Party of China and how they are dealing with it (on their anniversary). The CPC has now lived longer than its Soviet counterpart did.

An update on the Notre Dame restoration. Cool pictures.

Morgoth’s Review on the jailing of Billy Charlton in Sunderland for not liking it when a white woman gets gang raped by immigrants racist hate speech.

The Myth of the 20th Century podcast is on Soldiers of Fortune – from Mercenaries to PMCs.

Audacious Epigone on white support for affirmative action by class and political orientation.

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Z Man begins the week taking a hard look at the latest impeachment efforts. His take on things makes a lot of sense. He considers why conservatism failed, and why the Left are reactionary in their own way. RottenChestnuts responded with an idea on how to convince normies – Africa: The Video Game. Z Man also notes that the West’s current troubles are a feature (not a bug or error) of democracy, and what its underlying flaws are. Mediocrity explains quite a bit about our present democratic malaise. He takes a crack at quantifying the value of ‘diversity’. He also looks at the correlation of intelligence and left wing politics His Z Blog Power Hour podcast is particularly good this week. He discusses events from A Century Ago. LTWT. The parallels with what is going on now in the US, and the lead up to the Great War, are eye opening. As Z Man says:

I think the parallels between our age and the events leading up to the Great War are quite remarkable, so it is a favorite topic. History does not necessarily repeat itself, but it is good to remember that there is nothing new under the sun. The things we see from our ruling class, for example, are not new. In fact, they should be predictable. Understanding how a panicked ruling elite responded to the Red Scare a century ago will help us understand how they are going to respond to the White Scare.

Al fin looks at Space X and its plans for the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

The Orthosphere’s Richard Cocks starts the week with a bang. He discusses teaching ethics, Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem, utilitarianism, and strategies in Game Theory: Tit For Tat. He follows it up with reasons why God is needed, even if we are free to determine our own path. He then discusses why, put another way, the mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart. (I take liberties with that last one.) Filed under the title is the best descriptor – To the Alt-Right (and Everyone Else): Jesus Christ is a Strong God and You Need Him. Henry Delacroix on the rise in female prostitution. Bonald discusses the tendency for Catholics to move as far Left as the Church allows. Kristor discusses The Wonderful Horrible Integrity of the World:

Be then comforted, in that. God knows how this all works out, even if you do not. On then, into the fray; and let each man do his duty, in confidence, and in mutual solidarity with all his creaturely fellows.

This little cultural phase change we are about to enact and suffer, as the deadly dying old liberal order of the Enlightenment winks out at last, paralyzed and confused by its own contradictions, and in a paroxysm of violence and confusion is superseded by some New Thing? No big deal. Such is history, ever.

Alf at the Garden of the Internet shitposts about Climate ChangeTM. He also discusses Brahminism and building a new religion.

At American Sun, Epaminondas reviews Bronze Age Mindset. He exhorts BAPs exhortations as the true ideology for the new Right. The continuing series on cybernetics looks at Stafford Beer. This week’s Five Friday Reads, on Moldbug’s latest appearance.

Occidental Dissent continues their American History Series, with the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It turns out, scientists suck at diet advice: Red meat is okay again. (Steve Sailer also notes the red meat ‘oopsie’ here.) Bernie Sanders has an arterial blockage, gets surgery, and suspends his campaign. More thoughts on Eric Foner’s new book The Second Founding, discussing the second Constitution of the USA, the 14th amendment to the first one. Universal fires an employee for using a white supremacist hand gesture, in a picture with a 6 year old. I’d like to know whether the employee acknowledged they had deliberately done so, or went “wtf?”, before their employment ended. Matt Parrot has 20 Predictions for the 2020s. An interesting, if off-topic, note about glaciation over North America, providing the natural boundary between the North and the South.

Nassim Taleb once said that the argument “Think of the children!” is the last refuge of scoundrels. Zero Anthropology shows it’s not. When it stops working, say “Think of the FEMALE children!“. You’ll be a scoundrel par excellence. Zero Anthropology also takes a shot at Bell Canada (one of the biggest Telco’s in Canada), for its self-serving efforts to go green.

Council of European Canadians notes a discussion on the downside of diversity to take place at UBC October 9th. Already, tolerant student groups and professors are not tolerating it and trying to shut it down with ‘Bold ResponsesTM‘. A student discusses their experience taking a survey course in Anthropology Wokeness at UVic. What is Radical Traditionalist Conservatism?

VDH on the latest Democrat coup attempt, and how it will benefit Trump.

Cambria Will Not Yield on maintaining faith in the face of Liberalism: The Fruits of Compromise.

Kill To Party on first internet loves.

In Copenhagen, a Danish woman once told me “Canadians are not nice. They are polite.” Occidental Dissent shows we cannot even be polite anymore, as protesters at a PPC event in Hamilton, Ontario block a senior citizen, with a walker, from getting to the event. This is now the image the world sees of us, as reported by Sky News of Australia.

Steve Sailer on a new statue for that unsung hero of the Civil War, HoodieJeansDreadlock man! Soon to grace the streets of Charleston, Virginia. Occidental Dissent takes note, and is unironically supportive. Steve’s weekly Taki’s Magazine column is on hair hysteria and the white-people-touch-my-hair crisis. He follows it up with some interesting news about a fake dreadlock cutting attack on a 12 year-old girl in D.C.

Just Thomism discusses Sin and fallibility, and the grounds for Mechanicalism.

Evolutionist X with her continuing review of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours, this week, on Somali law, which is interesting as it considers a pastoral legal system. Also, a Screed for the Short, or the dating life of short men. It’s worth a visit just for the panel of Tweets.

The Anti-Gnostic travels to Beirut, with his story told over at American Sun. He also covers the evolution of governance in the US, from competent leaders to managerial analysts. He links to this video:

Counter Currents gives a brief political history of President Nixon, and lessons learned from Watergate. Carson King gets cucked. He must have felt like he got kicked in the teeth after getting ‘cancelled’ while trying to give a children’s hospital a million dollars. This shows you just how dangerous the Woke have become: The heretics shall be burned! Damn the consequences! (The madness ratchets even higher: The reporter who started the cancellation has now also been cancelled for things he said years ago.)

More from Counter Currents, on the fall of the Alt-Lite, with a focus on the fortunes of Mr. Molyneux. A review of Patrick Dineen’s Why Liberalism Failed. Some good stuff in there: RTWT. Also, a review of The Karl Muck Scandal. Mr. Muck was a German American who conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Anti-German sentiments during and after WWI drove him back to Germany, where he became very close to Adolph Hitler.

Speaking of WWI, remember the guy who played Tyrell in Blade Runner? He was in Kubrick’s Paths of Glory too. A brief biography of Joe Turkel, and a review of the film. Anton checks out the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia in Tallin. Hilarity ensues.

To the Edge of Time’s series on making a new aristocracy continues, with a look at Napoleon’s Legion of Honour.

RottenChestnuts discusses life in the Middle Ages and turning piety away from social justice for the world towards social benefit in your locale. Also, on Roman Law, or how to deal with locals when running an empire.

PA Blog – when satire goes so wrong…it’s right:

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

Señor Blanco

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

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 09/29/19

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

I have to say thanks to Steve Sailer. He goes into detail about posts I would otherwise never look at (so as not to up the click count of the absurd and ridiculous). I can read the gist of such articles and someone on our side gets the click. It’s a Planck scale victory, but a victory nonetheless. For example, the #MeTooer of Richard Stallman and her obsession with her hair.

Mr. Sailer also brings up White Supremacy, and in particular, Mexico’s initiative to combat it. I was listening to Sam Harris’ recent podcast with Kathleen Belew, author of a new book on White Power and its alleged link to paramilitary activity in the US. Sam pushed her a couple of times to clarify what was meant by White Supremacy, and she was somewhat slippery. She at one point seemed to say that Detaxers and Free Men on the Land were also White Supremacists. (The biggest Detaxers I’ve met were from South Asia. Assuming detaxers are white is so racist.) I gave up 2/3s way through, but it was clear that ‘White Supremacy’ is rapidly becoming anything which dissents from the Progressive ideology of our states. It’s a code phrase for undesirables or the ‘enemy within’.

The Babylon Bee subsequently causes Steve Sailer to retire (okay, maybe just in fun). Also, the latest Milkshake Duck, Carson King, who raised a million dollars for a Children’s Hospital. BUT, he repeated some bad stuff on Twitter a while ago, so the Des Moines Register just HAD to out him, you know, for the Public Good or whatever. Speaking of dropped for ‘reasons’, Mr. Flynn (who discovered the Flynn effect) has his book on free speech dropped by his UK publisher. Steve’s weekly column in Taki Magazine…removes any doubt about Michel Foucault. A commenter points to an old Just Thomism post which compares Foucault to Noam Chomsky, invoking Thomas Sowell’s competing visions.

Mencius Moldbug, aka Curtis Yarvin, returns for a five part series on the workings of Liberal Democracy in the USA at AmericanMind: The Clear Pill, Part I. Occidental Dissent takes note. Malcolm also provides a summary. For those new to Reaction, his blog Unqualified Reservations is a seminal work. An excellent place to start is an An Open Letter to Open-Minded Progressives.

Nancy Pelosi started impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump. Trump had asked the Ukrainian President to look into Hunter Biden, who was getting $600,000 a year from a Ukrainian natural gas company for…stuff. It appears Joe Biden had previously threatened to cancel a billion dollar loan to the Ukraine if they did not fire a prosecutor investigating his son (because the prosecutor was corrupt, of course…creepy Uncle Joe HAD NO IDEA his son was being investigated.) This drama is getting difficult to keep track of. Many of our favourite bloggers commented this week (see below). Tucker Carlson has a good summary.

Anti-Gnostic predicts Bernie Sanders will not be the Democratic nominee for President.

Scholar’s Stage on the Title IX bureaucracy, what it signals about American society, and its impact on children:

By the dawn of the 21st century then, America had been reduced to Tocqueville’s nightmare. American culture had once been possessed with a can-do ethic of self resilience and civic respect. When a problem emerged, they quickly gathered together the people needed to solve it. That America is gone. Atomized and isolated, Americans do not have the knowledge, personal experience, or institutional means to solve their own problems. Problems are solved by impersonal bureaucracies. Politics—and so much else in American life—has shrunk to petitioning the powers that be.

Council of European Canadians on the CBC, and its role as Liberal controlled Ottawa’s preferred propagandist. An interesting look at Camille Paglia, and her approval of pederasty. Tim Murray vents on some comments by the leader of Canada’s farthest Left party. Mr. Lewans discusses a call for more Chinese in Canadian media, and the growing fracture between the multicultural urban and white European rural areas of Canada. You know what you do when the media is not covering your issues? You cover them yourself. and find a way to reach your people. However, in Canada the trend is you demand the existing institutions allow you to hijack them instead. Jim is right: all we do is knock over the apple carts. We couldn’t plant apple trees to save our lives.

Myth of the 20th Century with their excellent weekly podcast, this week on Lothrop Stoddard and his work, The Rising Tide of Color.

VDH: “Joe Biden reminds us that sometimes losers compose history.”

Morgoth heads south, and makes a short documentary on modern London, an ancient tree, and how the UK has grown away from its roots and humanity. Do WTHT.

Mr. Briggs begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought – Providence’s Plan. What are they putting in the water in Oregon? A proposal by Gregory Mark Conan to put chemicals in food and water to improve behaviour. You can guess what behaviour needs improvement. Does no one think of Soma? Reavers (from Firefly/Serenity)? An interim report on the corruption of authority, or why Conquest’s 2nd law is true, and what is not reactionary goes Left, eventually and always. An interesting post on the Georgia Guidestones, elite occult practices, and the Illuminati Ball…which reminds me of that last Stanley Kubrick film. Mr. Briggs crunches the numbers to show the extent of the Republican-Democratic gap in college professors in the USA. His This Week in Doom – Vagina Museum Edition highlights the gloomy and cringey events this week. The PEACE (Police Exercising Absolute Care for Everyone) thing must be a joke…but the moment you say that to yourself these days, the sinking feeling that it’s not immediately follows. Honk honk.

Guillaume Durocher with goings on in dissident France, who, after sentencing a man to two years jail, a €45,000 fine, and compensation to his (((victims))), appears to be competing for Number One Police State with the UK.

At American Sun, filed under ‘the title is the best summary’: Musings on the Eternal Fudd and the Validity of Non-Extremist Opinion. Earl Shetland begins a series on cybernetics, looking at the works of Norbert Weiner, but also discussing an issue with the Left. Henri Delacroix on how domestic US politics made its biggest competitors, with a focus on China and Turkey. Mr. Oslo considers how people who are not in power respond during a civil break down.

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Counter Currents looks at martial arts training. They also discuss the ways Whitey can identify themselves to get on the Oppression Gravy Train. This is a fine story about Chile’s 9/11…in 1541. It’s short. RTWT. Anton discusses his experiences staying in hostels in Europe. They pay tribute to Martin Heidegger. A work in progress: How “Civil Rights” Happened, in the US. (Occidental Dissent has a companion article and timeline of US State segregation law history.) An interesting review of Ash Donaldson’s latest dissident futuristic fiction: From Her Eyes a Doctrine.

Alf at Garden of the Internet on the latest sacrifice to Baal Climate ChangeTM, Greta Thunberg. (If you are interested in the Who behind Greta, it’s a long, deep rabbit hole. Start here.) Also, on Immortality: have kids, raise them well, treat your wife properly, and everything else will be gravy. RTWT.

Throne and Altar on why we should aspire to mediocrity.

Overcoming Bias discusses Dreamtime Social Games, and the tendency for societies to change preferred status markers biased on what threatens them at the time.

Guillaume Durocher discusses the retiring EU Chief, Jean-Claude Junker, and what he got wrong in his tenure, with Belgium and Brussels (where the EU Parliament sits) as a prime example.

Orthosphere gets its snark on, with Mr. Burtonneau discussing low student achievement, high tuition costs, and its ‘rock-solid’ connection to Climate ChangeTM. A taste:

Several Skype consultations were also arranged with Elizabeth Warren, noted Native American law professor and current Democrat Party presidential wannabe for 2020. “We wanted to incorporate the authentic Native American perspective,” Mausse explains, “as part of our diversity mandate; and everyone knows how environmentally sensitive Cherokees like Senator Warren are.”

Speaking of (between 1/64th and 1/1024th Cherokee) Elizabeth Warren:

Al fin on the racial marriage preferences for a subject’s close relatives, by race. In that article, he has a link to a list the top 10 countries with the most beautiful women (which totally pussies out by combining USA and Canada). I think such lists are highly personal, and invite all to discuss their preferences in the comments below.

Evolutionist X continues her look at Legal Systems Very Different from Our Own, with Icelandic law (mostly from before the acceptance of a Norwegian King in the 13th century.) Mind your ‘Þ’s and ‘Đ’s. She also has a few meandering thoughts on Native Americans, Domestication, and Potatoes.

The Zeroth Position has a book review of C.A. Bond’s Nemesis: The Jouvenelian Versus the Liberal Model of Human Orders. (You can find the book at Imperium Press.)

RottenChestnuts answers Z Man’s question: Why so few exemplary NFL coaches? My quick summary: good coaches are good leaders, and the coaching profession grinds the sane ones out. Do RTWT. He also discusses the Climate Cult, and how cult membership is not the issue, but rather, how you use the Cult to get money out of normies. He follows up with a Part II, which relates the Reformation to the current madness with the Democrats in the US, and to Carson King (see above). He also discusses ‘Liberty’ as Locke understood it, and restoring Liberty means to once again be free to accept the consequences of your actions.

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Fruit of the Manchineel Tree.

Zero Anthropology has an article on close encounters with dangerous fruit and the broader lessons such encounters can teach.

Malcolm points out a discussion with John Batchelor on the coming civil war and whether the Left’s actions lately are a sign of weakness or strength. On the Biden/Ukraine affair, he notes the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters treaty between the US and the Ukraine. On the transition from Puritanism to Progressivism, and the last step, seeing WWI as a religious crusade. On the Trump/Biden Ukrainegate (are we calling it that yet?), Malcolm notes a convenient drop in ‘Whistleblower’ qualifications, which no longer require first hand knowledge of the dastardly deed. (You may have seen some law type shows where at this point, the lawyer-character objects, saying ‘hearsay’. That’s a real thing. Just not for whistleblowers anymore.) Have a look at the comments as well.

Occidental Dissent has three Chicago crime reporting blogs to look at. I look at SecondCityCop when I have time. A discussion of the Civil Right Act of 1866, and the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution and its profound effect on governance and the balance of power with the States. This reminds me of the impact of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms up here in the North. Speaking of such impacts, the ADL updates its Hate Symbols database. Bowl cuts, seriously? This will soon be on that list: A picture of all those charged in mass shootings in the US this year. Hmm. A very good post on Southern Conservatives’ overall goals. Do RTWT. A sample:

Southern conservatism is not Northern conservatism. It is not derived from reading Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman or Ayn Rand books. It is not based on classical liberalism. Instead, it is an organic tradition that is deeply rooted in our history and the traditional values of our people.

Southerners are social conservatives. As a people, we value order, cohesion and social stability. We also value liberty, but we do not value anarchy. Within Southern culture, there is a sense that there is a point at which liberty, tolerance and individualism can be taken too far which is when it becomes destructive to the social order and social stability. These changes are virtually always imposed on the South from outside the region. This is what produces backlashes against liberalism.

From the perspective of self righteous liberals, we are motivated by “hate.” Who could possibly dissent from the glorious progress of liberalism as it has spread its tentacles across the world since the Second World War poisoning, disrupting and destroying traditional cultures in its wake?

Occidental Dissent was busy this week, and continues with an answer to the question: What Happens When Trump is Gone? They have an example, which is just the beginning. Further, OD discusses the “mainstream” and the exclusion of sane discussion from it.

Audacious Epigone reconsiders the new ice age scare in the last century. Also, on confidence in American institutions by demographics, and by age. If that’s not a sign of an impending revolution…

Remember that study that said children are less altruistic when raised in religious households? It’s wrong, which was known as far back as 2016. The publishing journal has now retracted it.

Just Thomism looks at the question of good and evil and their role in existence.

PA Blog with Rap Done Right.

Reactionary Future with a critique of Perry Anderson’s Lineages of the Absolutist State.

Jim seeks Ukrainegate as just the beginning of draining the swamp.

Z Man asks questions about Biden, his son, Hilary Clinton, and the Ukraine. Every time you turn up a Democrat stone these days, you find a rabbit hole. They all lead to the same den. On why conservatives can’t stop the Left, because they start by accepting most of the Left’s premises: Wrong From the Beginning. Z Man examines the brouhaha around Ukrainegate, referring back to the show put on against Nixon: The Ghost of Alexander Butterfield. He asks the question: Is Washington too corrupt to fail? His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast is a look at the SJWs, which he notes in one instance, talk like MLK, but act like the KKK (something Razib Khan also noticed this week). Z Man then discusses the Madness of Anti-Racism, magical thinking and denying biological reality.

Cambria Will Not Yield discusses where everyone in the West, who are losing their homelands, is going: The Liberals’ Orphanage of Horror.

Titania McGrath gets shut down by Twitter for a week, and comes back repentant and fully in line with Twitter’s wokeness:

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From Throne, Altar, Liberty, an essay on Trudeau’s hypocrisy, what ‘hypocrisy’ means, and the moral collapse of our times. It’s mandatory reading for Canucks, and an RTWT for the rest, who may enjoy this sample:

The acceptance of progressivism’s new moral standards requires the belief that we have undergone some sort of massive, collective, quantum leap forward in moral understanding, starting about seven decades ago. Considering that these same decades have seen the desire to bring future generations into our world decrease dramatically, as indicated by decreasing fertility rates and the demand for contraceptive technology and abortion, the desire to leave this world increase, as indicated by rising suicide rates and the demand for euthanasia, and a huge increase in the use of substances that either induce an artificial euphoria or numb the senses as well as countless other ways of escaping reality, this seems highly unlikely. Leaving aside the consideration of these things as moral issues in their own right, collectively, they are all indicative of a major drop in happiness, which has been recognized since ancient times as the end to which morality is the means. This is hardly consistent with what would be expected from a quantum leap forward in moral thinking. The evidence rather suggests that we have been in a period of serious moral decay.

I remember my young, naive days, when Hypocrisy was that Death Metal band from Sweden. How things have changed…for me, for the west, and especially for Swedes.

Also from Gerry, a solution to the vaping problem amongst youths: get them smoking tobacco again. I know, “its bad for you”, but he makes good arguments.

Lord Black of Crossharbour summarizes the Canadian election nicely.

Finally, Apple deals with the Trudeau Blackface farce:

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It was a busy week. Keep on reactin’, and be like the Owl (for now).

Señor Blanco

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

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 09/22/19

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A request for my readers: let me know if you have any suggestions for books on the history of the Dutch/Boer/Afrikaner White peoples of southern Africa. It’s not a very popular topic these days. Thanks in advance.

William Briggs gets black-pilled on Canuckistan in the prior This Week In Doom. He sees the mire Canadians live in. What’s troubling is that Canuckistanis are oblivious to what Mr. Briggs, looking on from over the border, can see very clearly. On Sunday, he graces us with his ongoing translation of the Summa Theologia: Summary Against Modern Thought – Not All Prayers Are Granted. A guest post by Gaudia Certaminis discusses the Trans Movement. (Of note: The Trans movement is not grassroots, and not even astroturfed, but rather creates (by media, propaganda, and preying on the vulnerable) many of the very damaged people its agenda says must be protected.) Mr. Briggs makes a video on statistics and the epidemiologist fallacy. On the heat in cities and the ‘the poor feel it more’ fallacy. On Greta Thunberg, Swedish climate change warrior, who instead of spreading her ignorant attitudes about Climate ChangeTM should be having a childhood. To end the week, This Week In Doom – Emasculating Statues Edition.

Also, Mr. Briggs makes his semi-annual request for donations. There are other ways to support his blog too, so check it out, as his output is well worth supporting.

Morgoth’s Review: Social Justice is a Dumpster Full of Penguin Classics.

Shylock Holmes with An Open Letter to a Smart Young Man About Dating Women.

Over at Standpoint, How Usury Killed Christendom. It’s a look at the decline of the Church in Europe in the time of liberalism, and what might be done about it.

Occidental Dissent reports that after all of that, Charlottesville’s Confederate statues will not be removed. The Replacement is real, in southern states: a quick a look at William A. Link’s new book Southern Crucible: Making of an American Region. On the ways conservatives avoid seeing the coming dissolution of the West: Ketmat and the Murti-Bing Pill. An interesting piece on how the Civil War and the Reconstruction were a second founding for the US, and a follow-up on what “rights” meant before and after the US Civil War. For Southern Nationalists, a lesson in optics and how it is the visions of the elite that need to be changed to change a society. On the “perpetual state of social revolution” of liberalism.

From PA Blog, poetry from Poland: The Reply. He reposts a comment which provides a very likely scenario for Red Flag Laws. Signs of Life in Sweden, where municipal counsels are fighting the national government over migrant quotas. An interesting way of looking at functional men in a hierarchy: Sociosexual Hierarchy, the military model. Also, a post on the emigrant experience, and the meaning in your home nation you’ll never find elsewhere.

On gun control, Zeroeth Position examines the larger problems contributing to mass shootings, dissecting the sources of America’s domestic troubles, and proposing Nick Land’s Horrorism as a way to resist.

Just Thomism on the origins of equality of the pursuit of truth in Christianity.

Council of European Canadians has an interview with Richard Storey, author of The Uniqueness of Western Law, with his thoughts in Libertarianism and Catholicism. A welcome essay on Québecois language protection and changing demographics in Montréal. (We hear almost nothing out west about anything happening east of Ottawa.) Also, on self-mutilation generally, as a triumph of cultural Marxism. Never mind the cab ride in Edmonton, just walk down the street in that city. You’ll see many, many tattooed and pierced specimens. Such displays remind me not of the body as a canvass. More like the body as an abandoned building, vandalized and spray painted with graffiti. I would call it a triumph over the spirit of man. It has convinced people to devalue their minds, souls, faith and bodies utterly.

Throne, Altar, Liberty discusses true Toryism, how it relates to the second law of thermodynamics, and the present day Right.

The Edge of Time with a fine blackish red pill on democracy: Why you need a nobility.

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I’m sure he remembers no negative interaction.

Canuckistan is Clownworld and our election is a five ring circus. Political parties are scrambling to disavow their connection to Faith Goldy, while trying to tar one another with the same brush. I see a politician meeting Goldy, and then having the balls to dismiss any resulting criticism, as a plus. Their purity spiral is no surprise though, as when all parties are starting to become one homogeneous mass, they are bound to hold a common set of standards. Note that according to the article, Le Dauphin tried to get Faith and her two friends to go with him to a suite party at the Chateau Laurier…five years after he married his current wife.

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“Vote for me and this will be Canada’s future.”

And then, just coincidentally I’m sure, while speaking of Trudeau and tar, he gets busted for wearing blackface back in 2001, and then again for two incidents in the 90s. Even Al Jazeera covered this one. What baffles me (and Tucker Carlson) is the shock and surprise in the MSM. Maybe it’s just feigned on their part. It’s been fairly obvious from the start, however, this guy is just a con artist, playing the Progressive Messiah (a persona that largely tries to copy Obama). Trudeau will use this event to justify his progressive agenda, by arguing that Canada, and particularly white European Canada, needs to acknowledge its racism, and Ottawa is justified in restricting our thoughts and actions to fix it. We all get tarred because Le Dauphin wore blackface. Honk, honk.

Look, if you want to punish Justin Le Premier, ignore him. Just the lack of attention will no doubt feel like torture to him. Steve Sailer has some much needed fun with it. Dave Rubin discusses it on Tucker Carlson’s show. It’s short, but with good questions for normies, so do WTHT.

As for the impact on the Canadian federal election, I defer to Heartiste:

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Indeed, Heartiste is prescient, with commentators saying that Trudeau should get a pass, that the real problem is that Canadians as a whole, and in particular, white men, are the real racists.

Al fin discusses the recent drone strikes in Saudi Arabia by Yemeni rebels (with Iran being blamed), being a sign that war and terrorism by drone is imminent. He also discusses the potential hot war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Apocalyptic Revolutionary looks at two men who have recently died in custody. Click here to see Jeffrey Epsteins non-prosecution agreement. He also looks at a Saudi hit squad’s conversations, recorded during their murder of Jamal Khashoggi. He also posts a piece on Aleksander Dugin and Populism, and “Populism” as used by elites to mean “not our ideology”.

Throne and Altar with a book review of Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarchia: a Defense of the Natural Power of the Kings Against the Unnatural Liberty of the People. Among notable arguments, that authority to rule arises from the authority of father over his children.

Evolutionist X considers legal systems within prisons, as part of the ongoing review of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours. Also, a discussion of culture and what makes white culture these days.

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The Myth of the 20th Century podcast discusses the history of venture capital. Listen through to the end, there’s a great interview excerpt.

It’s not Climate ChangeTM, it’s not the Dissident Right, and it’s not Neoreaction, but it is Dr. Spencer’s refutation of the Grey Blocks Illusion, and a cool video courtesy of Steve Sailer. Malcolm plugs a good channel for drummers on YouTube.

Jim: We Are All White Nationalists Now. I agree, either because we are, or because Lefty will label any dissent as such, which will eventually include us all. Plus, the need for actual education and apprenticeship: Time for a second Dissolution of the Monasteries.

Cambria Will Not Yield on the modern Pharisees and their attack on Christ. Also, a post on the need for faith to be a conservative, and democracy as the work of Satan: Sacred Tears.

Z Man on why the Left came to dominate in the 20th century. On the Custodial State and America’s coming social credit system. He gives an explanation of the current political imbalances and stalemate in the US as a failure of the Constitution. A revamp is needed to deal with the modern global forces that rule without responsibility. Wondering what the next civil war might look like? Z Man has some ideas. He has an interesting post of the quality of football coaches, the lack of ‘diversity’ in coaching, and what the Coaching Market tells us about free markets. He discusses the hidden taxes we all pay, and not necessarily the ones you might think:

The tax is everywhere. Turn on the television to watch a sportsball game and you will be inundated with commercials for race mixing, homosexuals and girl power. What should be a few hours vegging out in front of the tube to watch men play a game, quickly turns into an aggravation that saps your strength. TV ratings have declined for sports, because for many normal people, the tax is now exceeding the benefit. Staring blankly at the wall is more relaxing than another lecture on girl power.

This is the massive hidden tax on normal people. The price of tolerating Progressive lunatics is the stress of crumbling community, the irritation of endless propaganda and the bitterness than comes with self-censorship. Everyone’s life is diminished because a small group of people impose a heavy tax burden on the rest of us. The rise of dissident politics is not a reaction to Progressive lunacy, so much as it is the result of carrying the hidden tax burden. Normal white men are tired of paying the damned tax.

He also posts his weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast.

Scholar’s Stage discusses how public opinion appears to radically change in authoritarian states.

Alf brings us up to date on progress in the Netherlands. They’re starting to tackle the horrible inequality in atmospheric gases by controlling nitrogen emissions. Really, at 78% of our air, it’s time for N2 to check its diatomic privilege. Diatomism says atoms bond into pairs, and only atoms of the same element. But what about those involuntarily monoatomic (Inmon) gases, or mixed element gases? What about those atoms that are Perio-fluid, or refuse to accept socially constructed covalent/ionic bonding customs? Due to its high bonding energy (‘power’), nitrogen will simply not acknowledge the lived experiences of other gases. This does not withstand any smell test. It’s time to pass gas laws that recognize diversity in air is our strength.

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Winter is coming.

American Sun with a review of the geopolitical situation in Asia, where power struggles are active but not noticed in the West. Mr. Delacroix on building strength within for when the foundations of our progressive society fall. On the priests who only want to subvert kings, but not be one: Rebooted Goddess Culture. Superlutheran with Self Defense Against Clown World: Part I. It’s a good primer on reducing exposure to Big Tech, the State, and despair. (This post by Occidental Dissent shows exactly why Superlutheran is right.) They finish the week with a bonus super-sized Ten Friday Reads.

Audacious Epigone has a brilliant work in progress, bound to agitate those who believe in Progress: Testing the Faith. He looks at the flyers which say “Islam is right about women”, and Islam agrees.

Counter Currents has a great article on the history and demographics of that most Nordic of states, Minnesota, and its most prominent son, Hubert Humphrey. Don’t want to be censored on the Internet? Then pretend to be one of the chosen people. How progressivism creates it’s own bogeymen, in this case, mass shooters. White Identity politics is here to stay: We Can’t Go Back To The ’80s. Does psychopathy vary amongst the races? It appears so. However, the cause is not clear.

The Orthosphere presents: The Black Beast of Respectable Opinion, or who is actually on the Right. Bonald summarizes his works on scholastic philosophy that appear over at Throne and Altar. A discussion of those who angrily advocate on behalf of the poor and downtrodden: very often, anger junkies and grifters. It’s time for SEX! (Society for the Encouragement of Xenophobia, of course.) Some verse on the Autumnal Equinox.

Audacious Epigone with surprising statistics on the cohort who most wants gun control: it’s the Boomers, not the ‘youts’.

Malcolm notes that at the NYT it has become impossible to tell the difference between news and satire. He also discusses Operation Cassandra, which would have made legal trouble for Hezbollah, but for interference by the White House. Malcolm would also like a break from the #OrangeManBad narrative, now being used to explain away Joe Biden’s willful interference in a corruption investigation in the Ukraine.

From Steve Sailer, the Onion takes it up a notch. It’s not cool for Europe to protect the European way of life.

An aside: religion as a predictor for who votes for Hitler in 1932. Eye opening.

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

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 09/15/19

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Alberta. Fuck yeah!

In prior posts I accused the United Conservative Party of being the Unsane Clown Posse. I retract that; all of it. The reason being is this letter by Premier Jason Kenney. It is a response to an Amnesty International open letter addressed to him. It claimed that Alberta’s ‘War Room’, which will seek to counter propaganda against my province and its oil and gas industry, is a human rights violation. Premier Kenney responds (perhaps taking lessons from Trump) by being scornfully dismissive, heaping ridicule and mockery on the writer. My TL;DR translation:

Amnesty International – “Your ‘War Room’ interferes with Globohomo’s Climate EmergencyTM agenda. Please cease and desist or we’ll report you to the Ministry of Truth.”

Premier Kenney – “Fuck off, shill.”

Amnesty International – “Your ‘War Room’ interferes with Globohomo’s Climate EmergencyTM agenda. Please cease and desist or we’ll report you to the Ministry of Truth.”

Premier Kenney: “…???…clownworld.”

It felt like no one would stand up for Alberta, ever since the [current year]. For ten years, we’ve been labeled as the evil oil and gas province, and everyone has shit on us, even our own Prime Minister, who gladly takes our taxes back to Ottawa then treats us like a bag of kittens he can’t wait to drown in the Rideau Canal. Premier Kenney’s response is a salve much needed.

American Sun on Detroit as an example of failure of governance, how government signals weakness, and how this suits the Left just fine. On Why 20 Dem candidates, and the real structure of power in the US. A respectful look at Louisiana’s Huey Long, the last great Leftist Populist. It’s a much needed salve after the hit piece in National Review this week: see Z Man below. A discussion of the coming revival of mafia like organizations due to the mafia-like conduct of our governments. This week’s Five Friday Reads, with comments on trickle down culture and the ‘New Age Girl’. An excellent way to start the weekend.

The Orthosphere revisits the Allure of Lemuria, the Pacific version of Atlantis. Mr. Bertonneau discusses Shostakovich’s “Leningrad” Symphony, and music under Marxism in the Soviet Union. A discussion of what happens when cultural assimilation does not work.

An excellent post at Setting the Record Straight: one easy trick to finding your future wife.

Evolutionist X on pirate law. Also, some random thoughts including this gem:

Which means that you can’t half-ass community. Long term, you can’t have an underclass. You can’t have outcasts. You have to have community, and you can’t force it through some idiotic top-down “team building” exercise, because dammit, that will just make people hate each other even more. Community has to be a real thing that real people actually enjoy being part of, or they will, at best, let it fall apart; at worst they burn it down with you in it.

The Myth of the 20th Century podcast discusses the international arms smuggling trade: Merchants of Death – Brothers In Arms.

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It’s been a while.

John Bolton has been dismissed. I expected more traffic on this one, but most seem to have barely noticed.

Malcolm is knackered. What happened to Porter’s blog, Kakistocracy? While recovering, he points to a review of Bronze Age Mindset by Bronze Age Pervert, over at the Claremont Review of Books. It’s more of a summary than review. He also points out two articles on climate change, including the MS Malmö, a research vessel looking at the receding Arctic ice, which it got stuck in that very ice around Svalbard. (Unlike the other Malmö, which is swamped by foreign invaders.)

On 9/11, James True looks at the real America and the roots of the New World Order. Steve Sailer revisits an article he wrote that day, and a troubling interview with a ticket agent who checked-in two of the attackers.

Also from James True, his book is burned.

Morgoth discusses PewDiePie’s recent $50,000 protection payment to the Anti-Defamation League. “Nice YouTube channel…it’d be a shame if someone made it go away. Tell you what, we’ll make sure it’s nice and safe if you male it worth our while.” (Since rescinded, via Occidental Dissent.) Morgoth has a video on why conservatives are not conserving anything:

Mr. Briggs begins the week customarily with Summary Against Modern Thought: Prayer Works , Even When God Knows All. He has thoughts on the drag review show exploiting people with Down’s syndrome, which is okay because they’re in drag, which magically creates capacity to consent. Are Chance or Randomness Real? On diversity and Colorado College’s new test-score free admissions policy: Diversity Is A Money Grubbing Con. In Australia, priests are now by law required to be snitches. Are you an aspiring writer? William’s latest contest is for you! Get in on it now: Cool Four Word Sentence Contest.

RottenChestnuts with a well done rant on why American life is messed up. It’s because you don’t know who makes the laws, how to comply with them, and by whom and when they’ll be enforced. Also, on John Locke and the changing value of one’s life. The second wave: The Basic College Girl, Redux, on the Caroline Calloway phenomenon.

Wilfred McClay (at Hedgehog Review) discusses the misuse and abuse of the word “Friend”.

PA Blog discusses the promises made by Globalists since the fall of the wall. A transitional moment, or where the whites stand in identity politics. Berlin, 1945, on the Battle of Berlin, then and now.

Dr. Spencer discusses Faith…in the Climate EmergencyTM. Good discussions in the comments as well.

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Ibid.

At Counter Currents, Mr. Jeelvy discusses Russia and Putin from a eastern European perspective, and the west’s failure to consider them properly. Anton’s diary while visiting the Hungarian ethnostate. For both, RTWT. On the noble roots of our universities and their subsequent defenestration in modern times. The discussion or lack thereof on population control, especially where it is needed most. A review of Dave Chappelle’s newest stand-up special on Netflix. There are some clips of it on YouTube if you want a taste.

To the Edge of Time revisits a post on American meta politics, which goes back to the founding of the nation as the root of Progress.

At Occidental Dissent, Hunter Wallace discusses his time at the League of the South conference, and the Great Unraveling. A short follow-up on the opiate crisis (which is killing people now) and the stupid response proposed by conservatards. He also discusses the staying power of White Identity Politics. Comments on Ramzpaul’s recent video on not joining “movements”:

Alf reviews the new Tool album. I hear it sucks.

The National Review asks: Did Social Work Kill the Civil Society?

Al fin considers goings on in Hong Kong, and the potential for decoupling it from China.

Council of Canadian Europeans on the recent Vancouver op-ed (subsequently taken down), which, gasp!, said diversity is not our strength.

Z Man gets called up to the Bigs, and co-hosts the FashTheNation podcast. (Z Man is already pretty big.) He discusses the Progressive erosion of religion and tradition as a way to undermine authority. “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons“…on David French’s brand of conservatism. He speaks of a recent “White Box” article which trashed Huey Long (in the National Review). On the next fight between political ideologies over who gets to run the West. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast is a mail bag edition: Dear Z Man.

Steve Sailer with a lesson from the Chinese Cultural Revolution, which can enlighten us about the PC things on our campuses. His weekly column in Taki magazine is on old rulers and young men in sub-saharan Africa. Filed under “Can’t Be Made Up”.

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

Señor Blanco

Ramblings on 9/11

Today is the 18th anniversary of the WTC attacks in New York City. I’m not making light of the 9/11 attacks. Looking back, it all seemed so surreal then and it still does. Still, for anyone who lost friends or loved ones in the attacks and the aftermath, my condolences.

The entire affair took on a “staged” feel, from the initial videos of the attacks, the subsequent media coverage, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, all the way up to Osama Bin Laden’s assassination in 2011. I remember the announcement made after the first plane hit the towers, with the announcer sounding like he was reading a pre-written script which he did not believe. It’s not that these events were fake (although, that Bin Laden thing…), but rather, I think the entire treatment of it all represented a very well orchestrated campaign of news, opinion, and outright propaganda meant to create only one accepted narrative about the events, and provoke a certain response and insure compliance with (or acquiescence to) Washington’s subsequent actions which amounted to modern imperialism.

Recently, a Myth of the 20th Century Q&A podcast discussed favourite conspiracy theories. One such theory was that the Pentagon was built five sided to contain…something bad (insert nefarious music here). On September 10, 2001, that something got out! I note, to support this theory, that Slayer’s infamous album God Hates Us All was also released on 9/11. Its lead song, Disciple, is a poignant example of the nihilism, desecration of the Holy, and self-destructiveness now common place in our times.

I don’t think God has been punishing us since then, but rather, he simply abandoned us. Turns out, being left to our own devices is sufficient punishment all on its own.

Counter Currents did a retrospective on 9/11 on its 10th anniversary, which they reposted today. As part of that post, they featured a picture of the monument To the Struggle Against World Terrorism. I had never seen it before:

It looks garish to me. It was made by Zurab Tsereteli, a Russian painter, and now stands at Bayonne New Jersey. It was a gift from the Russian government to memorialize the victims of 9/11 and the 1993 WTC bombing. Vladimir Putin attended the ground breaking in 2005. Bill Clinton attended the dedication ceremony on September 11, 2006. (Insert comment about a good place to bury inconvenient corpses here.) It is supposed to be a tear drop falling down fractured bronze towers.

I see something different. It looks like an oil drop to me, which seems to be suspended in an underground cavern. I cannot help but think that the intent behind the statute might be a message from Russia (with love), that if the US continues its policy of empire and pursuing wars for the sake of controlling oil supply, it can expect more attacks. This is just magical thinking on my part. But, I raise it because three nations that the US has rattled sabres with this year, Venezuela, Russia and Iran are all major oil and/or gas suppliers which do not accept America’s attempts to globohomo them. Maybe this changes now that Bolton is gone, but who knows. (Canuckistan? Firmly in your pocket, USA. Saudi Arabia? Not sure who is in whose pocket, but the relationship is pocketed nonetheless. Iraq? Libya? Well, you saw what happened with them.)

It seems then that the potential lesson of the Struggle is not learned. But then again, when you have an empire, you do what you can to maintain it. In our modern era, controlling the world’s energy supply means having a lever on the sovereignty of every nation.

Meanwhile, in Canuckistan, Trudeau calls a federal election. It will run for forty days until October 21st, the same number of days Jesus was tempted in the desert by Satan.

The Walk A Mile in Her Shoes organization sponsors a lunchtime event in which the members of the patriarchy put on high heels so they can feel what it’s like to walk while being oppressed by footwear like the Wahmen. Following what Z Man said last October, guys who do this are taking the final step necessary to spontaneously become a literal door mat.