The doctrine of the natural origin and growth of society is the distinctive Tory doctrine of England, the very opposite to the theories of Locke and the Fathers of our late Republic. In adopting it, we begin a great conservative reaction. We attempt to roll back the Reformation in its political phases; for we saw everywhere in Europe and America reformation running to excess, a universal spirit of destructiveness, a profane attempt to pull down what God and nature had built up and to erect ephemeral Utopia in its place. Liberty was degenerating into licentiousness, and “anarchy, plus the street constable,” stared us in the face. We lead off a new reactionary Reformation, and Christendom must follow our lead, or soon be involved in social chaos and confusion.
George Fitzhugh, The Revolutions of 1776 and 1861 Contrasted, (1863).
What was it those Cylon hybrids said? “All this has happened before and will happen again.”
Endeavour is a Canadian Reactionary YouTube channel I’ve recently found. The following video is an excellent review and a great place to start for those new to Reaction. Do WTWT.
Part I is here.
Over at Setting the Record Straight, Aidan MacLear considers rape and sexual regulation. Do RTWT.
Throne, Altar, Liberty with some fiction on Lucifer’s Apocalyptic efforts: Brother Moonpie and the Devil’s Apocalypse.
Cambria Will Not Yield – Unstudied From The Heart:
Traditionalist movements based on an intellectual adherence to abstract systems are not the type of tradition we need. We need a heartfelt faith, we need our Jesus, who lived in the hearts of the antique Europeans and will come to the hearts of the men and women who ‘regress’ to old Europe.
Also from CWNY, The Humanity of God and the Inhumanity of the Liberals, well worth an RTWT.
Jim discusses the Mueller Testimony. I don’t think Mueller is senile (at least to the extent he portrayed). He was evasive and slimy about it. If someone had asked him “Why can’t you “go there”?” he probably would have suddenly gone deaf to avoid answering shortly before pleading the fifth. Jim is correct, Mueller is aware of some greater dirt.
Malcolm gives a service notice and a recap of this week’s events.
A report from American Interest on the colonization of East Germany by West Germany and the cracks in the facade of German unity:
Everyone here is getting nuts about the climate issue,” Antje Hermenau tells me over drinks that same night on Dresden’s historic town square. She would know: a native of nearby Leipzig and longtime resident of Dresden, Hermenau was a Bundestag member for the Greens soon after reunification. But she has since broken with the national party, to great public controversy, seeing the Greens as disconnected from the fundamental concerns of average Saxons. Her complaints can sound familiar. Today’s Greens are urbane bohemians who look down on rural residents, she says, intent on regulating the diesel cars that sustain their livelihoods out of existence. In Bundestag hearings they grandstand about the necessity of installing unisex toilets in Berlin while ignoring the economic plight of their countrymen.
Hermenau has no nostalgia for the communist era. She sees the German Democratic Republic (GDR) as an illegitimate regime that was brutally imposed upon a traditionally conservative populace; she herself was on the front lines opposing it in 1989. But when she talks about the Cold War legacy, she inverts the usual formula: It was the West, not the East, whose development went off track. Even under communist subjugation, she tells me, East Germans knew who they were: 1989 was a “Christian and conservative revolt,” she says, “not a leftist one.” But West Germans, by virtue of their Cold War alliance with the West, came to embrace an identity that was not their own. No longer identifying with Mitteleuropa, they rebranded themselves as Westerners, full stop—and became cut off from their roots and their kinsmen.
The Orthosphere starts the week with what makes for a durable party line. On the duty and rewards of leaving the beaten path: Through a Cockeyed Gate. On what is and what can be truth, and what can be acted on is veridicial. On how to deal with projecting SJWs. The origins of the phrase “tacky”, as related to horses and people, adna follow-up: the Sandhillers. Mr. Burtonneau with a post on the works of Nicolas Berdyaev.
An interesting post by Anatoly Karlin on Nordic fertility rates.
From City Journal, Everything You Don’t Know About Mass Incarceration.
…the Right is aligned with Truth, the Left with Power. Another way of saying this is that the right serves Christ and the left Satan. This is the irreducible ideological distinction.
William Briggs with This Week In Doom: So Long, Whites Edition. When Leftists say they must be ‘Lincolnesque’, I assume they mean the solution requires the death of whites in the hundreds of thousands. But let’s check the source (Kevin Drum at Mother Jones):
“Reactionary American whites, as always, won’t give up their power unless it’s taken from them by either a literal or figurative war. Liberals need to be as Lincolnesque¹ as possible in this endeavor—we don’t have to win the votes of unrepentent bigots, just the fretful fence-sitters—but we also need to be Lincolnesque² in our commitment to winning the Trump-inspired race war we’re now in the middle of.
¹That is, with malice toward none and charity for all.
²That is, with an iron determination to win.
UPDATE: I’ve made a couple of very slight wording changes to the last paragraph, just to make it absolutely clear what I mean here.”
Civil War II it is. VDH has similar concerns: Can’t We All Just Get Along? Audacious Epigone has a solution: End the Hate, Separate, and a follow-up: Answering objections to dissolution. Where the progressives in North America are today reminds me of this gem from Type O Negative (remember, this was a mocking parody, although I don’t think Mr. Steele knew he’d be mocking BLM; Poe’s law in action):
Mr. Briggs continues the Sunday tradition – Summary Against Modern Thought: Physics Cannot Show Our Wills Are Not Free. He also wins an Ignoble award…his acceptance speech is priceless. Bravo Sir! It looks like there will be a week long strike in September to protest
greenhouse gases… climate change… global warming… the climate crisis…the climate herpes emergency! What’s the probability of a nuclear war? Our statistician has your answer. Speaking of important questions: How Can Any Religion Have a Monopoly on Truth? His weekly This Week In Doom: Who’s George Washington? Edition, or, why it takes $600,000 to paint over a mural…it can’t be white paint, ’cause, you know.
A dissident right review of DOOM: Eternal. People are waking up.
Council of European Canadians on Google’s electioneering by search engine results. I’m not sure the title is correct but the article is interesting. A very simple look at the Secret of the Family Farm, or what has been lost when the traditional farm vanished. Also, does Canada commit ‘genocide’ against indigenous women? No, but they really want you to feel like Canada does.
James True with the Government is the Mafia.
Z Man with what white people need to do. Maybe saying something like: “This is who we are and this is how we live, because it is the way we want it.” Now, doesn’t that beat grovelling any day of the week? His thoughts on what comes next from the Left, and what to do about it. An excellent essay on modern alienation: Alienation and Its Discontents. Z Man also reviews the latest in political theater, this week’s Mueller hearing. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour, the 100th episode, this week, a world tour of current events. Are we entering the Age of Anti-Knowledge? Probably, as reality does not care how one feels about it. We need a new elite, because:
The current elites are rotten to the core. They are irredeemable. There’s no talking them out of their corruption or appealing to their humanity, at least not until they are on the gallows. These are people who now define themselves in opposition to that which makes nations possible and makes a people possible. For the people of the West to regain their sense of self, to make countries into homelands again, it means replacing the current elites.
The American Sun with the continuing history of the Eternal Anglo, Part III. Also, Part I of the Tactics of the Troubles, a look at the Irish independence movements and their tactics. An article on man’s use of technology to avoid engaging in life, sex, and death. Ask not for whom the bell tolls…it tolls for thee, Netflix. Mr. Landry with the Costco size 10 Friday Reads.
“Bad” Billy Prat with Dawn of the Dead, or what happens when you’re getting too old for frame and game.
Sanity in the Diamond Age notes that we are beaten when we cannot name things for what they are: Speaking Reality Into Being.
Evolutionist X on the new civil religion: Woketianity.
The Myth of the 20th Century crew’s weekly podcast, an interview with James Lafond: Return of Champions – Fighting For Territory in the Ruins of Civilization.
At some point, the passport holders need to put neoclassical economic textbooks to the side and accept that there are non-economic variables which generate social cohesion and positive externalities, which allow for prosperity. And the acidic impact of globalization is eroding those factors across the developed world, resulting in the rise of populism.
Also, Razib has a post examining Privilege, another on how social status undermines White privilege. Razib considers himself conservative and his ideas are more mainstream, but he also treats the ideology of the progressives very skeptically.
Titania McGrath, again taking us to that place where laughter becomes a sinking feeling:
Something to lift your spirits (trigger warning: white people celebrating stuff white people made; encourages caring for family, women doing domestic work, disproportionate emotional labour, and self-sacrifice).
Keep on reactin’ and be like the owl (for now).