Housekeeping: This week is short due to my being out of coverage for the next several days. There will be no Cantandum for next week. I should get a blog roll started so folks can head to the primary sources during such gaps.
You know, finding nice smoking girl pictures is hard. But it’s way easier using DuckDuckGo. I wonder why…
I missed several posts on Alf’s Garden of the Internet. He discusses creating a new religion: Getting Into Gnon’s Favour. What the Alt Right label means and on intellectuals: Not your typical intellectual. A hard look at economic purchasing power. How the left can’t ‘Cool’, and we can.
Neo-Ciceroneon Times with an apt description of the Left: Overgrown Children.
William Briggs begins the week with the ongoing translation of Aquinas’ Summa Contra Gentiles. This week’s Summary Against Modern Thought: Celestial Bodies Do Not Control Our Bodies. On sphere eversion and free will. This Week in Doom: Lavender Mafia Edition. Guest writer Ianto Watt on Your Most Important Choice: about religion and faith. A taste:
A bet? That’s what life is all about. Making the bet. Why? Because you’ll never gain complete knowledge in this life. Without that, no choice is more than just a bet. Ultimately, you’re betting on what you want. After all, this place is so marvelously constructed that you can’t truly tell whether we are the result of chance or design. Bark all you want, Weiner-Dog. You can’t prove it, either way. Don’t bother bloviating. I ain’t listening. You can’t prove it. Nobody can. At least, not to the other guy. Maybe to yourself. But let’s not kid ourselves. You can’t even convince yourself. So, you place the bet.
Guillaume Durocher on where globalism is thriving: Global Cities.
Malcolm on the Principle of Relativity, where he reviews a recent NYT article on how the Republicans are swinging ever Right…by standing still. Also, it’s clear the winner of the Democratic debates was…Donald Trump! Followed by a retraction of sorts.
Shawnpaulmelville on the Twitter muzzling of an article on Canada’s Mughal conversion, featured here last week.
An article from Commentary about the real Sweden. It’s a bit neoliberal cringey, but is a good starting point for understanding the reality of modern Sweden.
It turns out that human society is nothing like a watch and the people in it are not simply automata that can be tinkered with as necessary. Human society is the expression of the shared reality of the people. That shared reality is the result of actions, experiences and mating decisions made by their ancestors. Who they are is what they are. The Frenchman is French, because his ancestors were French, not because the map maker said he was born in France. The nation is the manifestation of this reality.
Z Man also has a post on the Left’s control over moral discourse and the Right’s failure to adapt: The Incoherent Right. On the High Cost of Low Trust, or what happens when your political system encourages sociopaths. The Democratic Party debates have begun, and so The Gaslights Are Lit. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast: Letter to Z Man.
The Myth of the 20th Century crew talks to Piero San Giorgio about the Myth of Perpetual Economic Growth. It, as always, is very good. Do LTTWT.
GA Blog on liberal institutions and the ways they reduce reactionary efforts.
PA Blog on what to do when things go wrong with your daughter. This one hurts.
Cambria Will Not Yield looks at the purging of the word of God from Europe: The Great Liberal Tribunal.
Dr. Spencer on how the Great Lakes have gone from record low levels to record high levels, and the inevitable claims that the Climate EmergencyTM caused both. Ramzpaul on the depths the Climate EmergencyTM cult now plumbs to proselytize.
The Orthosphere on the origin of spoilage by education. An excellent piece of work on getting oriented and finding your way in the modern morass: The Age of Disorientation. On the reasons why adults should not play pretend about serious things. (Mr. Prime Minister, are you learning this yet?) Also, Social Constructs are a social construct.
Al fin discusses the latest easy-peasy plan to wean the world from fossil fuels: 1. Reduce hydrocarbon consumption. 2. Keep dissing reality until it conforms to your ideas. 3. Bask in a CO2 free paradise! (Once the bodies are cleaned up.)
American Sun with an article on modern conformity: the Non-revolt. A piece on historical justification of monarchy. The Alternate Identity Crisis, being a crisis brought about by the social construct theory of… everything. It speaks for itself: When the Faustian man within you speaks, answer the call, just don’t buy something to pacify it. To end the week: Five Friday Links.
The Scholar’s Stage, with Passages I Highlighted in My Copy of “Only Yesterday: An Informal History of the 1920s”. This is an RTWT. The society he describes went through similar upheavals to our own.
James True on fashion as mind control, and modern slavery. Plus, a link to the Clinton fatality list. I’m not sure what to think of this, except to say you REALLY do not want to be around the Clintons.
My first redpills came from MGTOW, and sometimes I go back to old sources to see what’s up. The Thinking Ape, Stardusk, did an interview with a Reactionary Expat which was my first introduction to the Reactosphere. I did not look back. Stardusk has an eye-opening video on what happens after Trump finishes his SECOND term.
Evolutionist X on the differing abilities between men and women and how that can play out in prosperous times. They’re taking a vacation, also. Speaking of, on who is sucking the fun out of holidays (with Pride).
Zero Anthropology on the power and the glory of the Google Book project.
Steve Sailer on the latest justification for ‘Diversity is Our Strength’: it’s our punishment. Also, classical music must die! Which is, in progressivespeak, to say that it must be killed, as the inherent whiteness of classical music is (insert sound of sucking wind through teeth here) problematic. Well, we can’t help it that we see glory and greatness in our existence and think it is worth preserving.
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