This one will be a bit short, as I’m headed back to higher elevations. I’ll catch up next week.
Leading the important news of the week, the BC Human Rights Tribunal heard a case this week where a transgender woman was denied her Charter protected right to have a Brazilian. This madness will not end. Our governments no longer work to make a safe, certain and secure nation, but for the opposite. It’s not a bug but a feature of the system.
William Briggs opens the week with his ongoing translation of Thomas Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles (it’s a labour of love, lasting years, and will likely go on for several more). This week — Summary Against Modern Thought: The Stars Don’t Make Our Choices. The newest Bond film will feature a black woman as 007. William leaks the script. In England, the 500 year protest appears to be coming to an end. A post on man making himself God, and therefore the only source of new knowledge, as predicted in 1947: The Religion of Man Triumphant. An interesting one on why a significant number of drugs add no new benefits. The conceit of AI, and what you should actually worry about in our Internet Age.
Evolutionist X on discovering your Dad was not your Dad, and extended families. She has a Moon Landing Celebration Playlist. Well done my Lady. Also, a quick review of a paper on the peoples of the lost land of Beringia.
Guillaume Durocher on Pharos, the new website making sure the correct view of Antiquity is that seen through the Progressive lense.
Council of Canadian Europeans on the fragility of cities.
Scholar’s Stage with a review of Strategy: A History by Lawrence Freedman, which turns into a compelling argument for why modern intellectuals do not seem all that smart.
Smoking Girl – ‘nuf said.
The Myth of the 20th Century with their weekly podcast, this week on the development of the F-35 fighter jet program.
PA Blog on the western rules behind citizens using violence to enforce order, the aptly named Animal Control in Augsburg.
VDH on the rise of American unexceptionalism and its motives and consequences.
From the Hedgehog Review, an answer to the question of why modern man is so unhappy: Homo Saecularis.
These people only want you on your knees so you beg for virtue. This is how you manage a prana farm.
Flogging the ego in public only shows people you’re a masochist. Terms like “white privilege,” “toxic masculinity,” and “white nationalist” are the tools of this trade. If you think your genitals, melatonin, or political affiliation is a source of shame, you are living in a syringe of self-loathing. This narcissism will manifest with you seeing the outer world as racist, sexist, or xenophobic, too. This is the technology of projection.
Love yourself completely. Kids are watching. We don’t want them growing up in a sick world. The ego is a good thing. Pride is a good thing. These are fountainheads of morality. A weak ego is a curly straw for vampires. A society is broken when it saunters through the streets swinging the cat-of-nine-tails. These awards for the most dramatic bleeding are incarnated masochism. Rise up in your spine. Stop pretending you are a virus on the earth. You are the living soil. These words are a wet seed that grows.
RottenChestnuts has an ongoing essay on Political Theory. Part IV discusses the individual and how they may not be so good for the nation. The People, Reconsidered poses that politics is control over individuals. Part II of The People… discusses the problems of individuals who rule us today. Also, the Democrats are going to the guns…only who they shoot at is in question. Speaking of going to guns, when is the next John Brown moment? It might start with an impeachment.
I’ve thought this applies to Canada as well. With all the
rhetoric sophistry the Libtards are throwing about on foreign interference in this Fall’s federal election, should Le Dauphin, notre petite pomme de terre, not be affirmed as the rightful sovereign of Canada, I give it a 16.67% chance he stages some kind of coup. It won’t be anything original: expect a polite version of Russiagate. Given his unrestrained adoration of Castro, one might think he would try a military coup. I doubt DND will find him charming enough for that.
Z Man begins the week with a well done critique of Yoram Hazony’s book The Virtues of Nationalism. You’ll learn a bit about nationalism. The comments are also worth a look. He details his trip to the Imperial Capital and the National Conservatism conference. Part II is here. On white identity politics and Self Loathing As Medicine. He discusses the Left’s mastery of the media, and how to start winning minds again. A particularly good Z Blog Power Hour, the July Grab Bag.
Wrath of Gnon, memory:
A busy week for the Orthosphere. It begins with Thomas Bertonneau visiting an NY WWII air show for fun. Kristor discusses the optimal tonlieu, a payment for which you are granted access to and enjoy the protections of a state, as a way to deal with the immigration crisis. He also responds to Chastek’s Good Question, as to why we continue in spite of nominalism. Thoughts on what to do with savages: Lay Down Your Pitchfork. A suggestion on proper criticism.
Steve Sailer showing that the purity spirals may be running out of material: World War H. His weekly column in Taki magazine is well worth a read, this week on what’s up with African population growth.
Throne, Altar, Liberty on the Anglican Church of Canada’s recent synod, where allowing same sex marriages under canon law was narrowly voted down: A Cause Neither Lost Nor Gained. It took zero time for the church to promise to review it’s own governance structure in light of this result. This quote is telling:
“My community doesn’t — pardon the expression — give a rat’s tahootie about what 14 bishops across this country think, and that’s what it came down to is 14 bishops,” George said. “If we’re going to follow what God is telling us to do, we need to be able to hear all the voices that are in the room.”
American Sun continues The Eternal Anglo, with Part II discussing the Norman and Anglo-Saxon history of the British Isles. A critique of Disney’s Marvel Trash Theatre. A modest proposal for what to do with the Boomers: work with Late Boomers to revitalize your community. On the miscegenation of whites in the southwest, and the real possibility of its farmers winding up in the same spot as the Boers.
Titania McGrath always makes me smile:
Well, maybe not always…
Keep on reactin’ and be like the Owl (for now).