This week will be a shorter Cantandum, as I’m going out of contact for the weekend. I’ll make sure next week’s post catches everyone up.
“It is high time to be alarmed at the state in which we have been living for some years past. Think of the generation now springing up in our towns and provinces; of all those children who, born during the revolution, have never heard anything of God, nor of the immortality of their souls, nor of the punishments and rewards that await them in a future life: think what may one day become of such a generation if a remedy be not speedily applied to the evil.”
You might think it’s about our times, but it is Chateaubriand writing about the French Revolution in the 1790s (published in 1802). Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose. Courtesy of Mr. Burtonneau’s look at Chateaubriand’s writings on the troubles in France, over at the Orthosphere.
PA blog on the Polish TV series Raczo and what it can teach us about Nationalism.
Dr. Spencer with a satellite image of why gasoline prices may go up soon. I feel a great disturbance in the false flag side of the Force.
Throne, Altar, Liberty on how Justin Trudeau is helping the Conservative Party of Canada, but they seem to ha e no idea what to do with it:
Evelyn Waugh once said that the problem with the Conservative Party was that it “has not turned the clock back a single second” and the Canadian incarnation of the party has given no indication that it plans to do so any time in the near future. Yet Justin Trudeau would have us believe that the Conservatives, if elected, would set the clock back by about a hundred years. My response to which is to say that if this happens, it would be a good start, but we need to go much further than that.
The Council for European Canadians with a history of monogamy – Without Legally Enforced Monogamy, Western Civilization Is Finished: Part 1 of 3.
The Apocalyptic Revolutionary posts a translation of Alexander Dugin’s critique of René Guénon’s doctrine of counter-initiation. It’s long but recommend nonetheless.
Al fin on bureaucratic bloat and its impacts in US higher education. Also, a short look at a theory of mind by Nick Chater, The Paradox of the Flat Mind.
The Orthosphere with a quick review of the origins and requirements for worship. A very clever post on how to untie the knot that is reality: Occam’s Razor, the Gordian Knot & the Thomist Marlinspike. A response to BAP’s essay, Old and New Paganism, on what the post-modern religion worships: The Nightmare Pantheon. On the troubling economic feedback loops in Louisiana.
Steve Sailer on Canada’s diversity problem in sports.
Audacious Epigone on the stats on the abortion debate.
The Myth of the 20th Century crew with this week’s podcast on why complex societies collapse.
A particularly relevant Summary Against Modern Thought: Equality is False, from Mr. William Briggs. He gives his thoughts on the new Adversity Score point system on the SAT test. An essay on Identity Politics and Transhumanism, and how such politics have transcended into a religion heading towards human sacrifice.
Z Man starts the week with a comparison of the EU and the Athenian led Delian League. Followed by a look at the widening gap between the Left and the Right in the US. On the ‘I’ Question or IQ. A very good essay on what comes after neoliberal progressivism and why working within that system is pointless:
That’s probably the hardest thing for newly minted rebels to accept about right-wing identity politics. They have been conditioned to believe they must act on their beliefs in order to get others to do the same. In reality, there is no way forward within liberal democracy to attain the goals of national populists or identitarians. The reason is the system is fully evolved to perpetuate itself. Any effort by outside elements to engage the system result in the outside influences being fully incorporated into the system.
American Sun with Reflections on the Prussian Army, all about the Army’s State within the State, and how an instrument of the monarch overcame regal power. An excerpt from the Myth of the 20th Century crew’s new book Exit Strategy – Ora et Laborum: Restoring Moral Order to Capitalist Societies. The Best post for lawyers this week: Enough of This Scmhitt. Carl Schmitt was a German legal philosopher, concerned with the potential for illegitimate results that arise from what appears to be legitimate legal interpretation. A sample:
I guess the next time I default your parking ticket at a $75,000 fine because you forgot to show up for court, just remember that the due process that allows you to appeal was inspired in part by the brutal slaughter of tens of millions forgotten Europeans, most of whom were peasants or serfs, at the hands of Machiavellian princes and cruel theologians. Remember further that these institutions, these neutral spaces, have histories, and that you need to look closely at calls to overturn them, to see if the people doing so really understand what’s at stake and to see if they even understand how they operate in concrete reality. Look closely and try to determine whether they seem serious. I have to do this every day with the “organizers” who come in, heads filled with the latest intelligence- and corporate-approved social psychology nonsense, calling for social revolution.
Anatoly Karlin on the reactionary migration from blog to vlog.
From the Council of European Canadians, on Ottawa’s latest plan to protect Canadians from “online bullying” (and other icky stuff). I have to say that small fines for ‘offensive’ content would be a great way to generate revenue.
Malcolm discusses the new book by Angela Saini on race as a social construct. Following up, he discusses why suppressing discussion of HBD is harmful.