Housekeeping: this week’s Cantandum will be short, as I’m off to parts unknown. The next Cantandum will be August 25th.
The American Sun on the need for a reactionary/Christian bank to preserve our sovereignty. A Garfield primer, or what a cartoon cat can teach us about living. Bronze Age Pervert guests, with a post on Israel’s problem. RTWT. The ever interesting an popular Five Friday Reads, with comments on Marianne Williamson and the futility of reparations.
Al fin discusses Elon Musk’s errors and the larger problems with renewable energy.
Audacious Epigone has an important lesson, looking back at Versailles. Also, what to do about those who hate whites: apply the best label. He discusses a proposed way for the dissolution of the United States.
Council of European Canadians discusses Edmond Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France and how the revolution impacts us today. Also, it appears the Canadian West Coast is not all Left Coast after all: All Aboard with Transgender Ideology. (An aside: one does not need to spend too much time north of the Nanaimo to realize central and north Vancouver Island is remaining relatively Progress free, although I’m not sure how much longer that will last.)
Steve McIntyre over a Climate Audit revives a post from 2014. This site is worth a look should you be interested in some of the problems with the Climate EmergencyTM science. Dr. Spencer explains why July was not the warmest month on record.
Guillaume Durocher summarizes a recent paper on population genetics in France: Indigenous French Ethno-Genetic Diversity.
Throne, Altar, Liberty has a new superhero for our ages: The Adventures of Reactionary Man!
Myth of 20th Century with their weekly podcast on The Israel Lobby.
VDH on Woke Racism, being a commentary on projection by the Left.
William Briggs begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought: Both God and You Can Move Your Will. A reader asks about the statistical reliability of organizational psychology. On why privacy is going extinct, and by the way, the NSA knows you read that. Did the universe come from nothing? Mr. Briggs says no. It really is the ultimate form of nihilism to insist it did. Also, challenges to Darwin’s ideas of evolution. Mr. Brigg’s examines the warnings about the threat of Christian Nationalism.
Just Thomism on the many kinds of love, and why we find it insipid at times.
MANDATORY game test over at Setting the Record Straight: Test of your Game: Human Zoology Edition.
Evolutionist X with Part I of a review of Legal Systems Very Different From Our Own.
Soph has a video on Pride Day. It did not survive a YouTube purge and neither did her channel, so a mirror is here on Bitchute.
Alf with an update on his book, pondering what to call the new religion.
A decent article over at the NYT about the politicization of art in modern times. There is a reference to blank slatism in the article, implying that art and culture define what emotions we feel, and otherwise we have no inherent feelings. This is nonsense.
What art does is in part communicate a human experience in a different media which remains accessible long after the people who had the experiences, the languages, the places and cultures are long gone. I don’t need to be an Mayan, be steeped in Mayan culture, or speak Yucatec to look upon Chichen Itza and feel the awe that Mayans would have when it was a hub of their culture a thousand years ago. The more art I see, the more I know about myself because the more I understand humans, some of whom lived hundreds of years ago. It is the ability of art to communicate the human experience across time, irrespective of language and culture that makes it powerful. Modern art is vacuous precisely because it utterly fails to communicate in such a manner.
I cannot see Venus by Lucas (the Elder) Cranach (c. 1518, in the National Gallery in Ottawa; could not find an image online) without recognizing it is a representation of a young woman whom Lucas was very confused about, wanting to care for like a daughter on one hand, and feeling desire for on the other hand. His state of mind, very conflicted, is communicated clear as day to me, 500 years after the fact, long after the artist and subject have perished, his language and culture altered greatly in the intervening years. I had these feelings before I saw Venus. But when I saw Cranach’s portrait, I knew that somewhere long ago, someone else had those feelings too. Transmitted through time is the message that I, in my conflicted feelings, am not alone, but share an experience with fellow men across time. Thus is the power of art.
With “modern” art, I see nothing but a self-loathing which is incomprehensible, and so, is rightly sterile and a nullity.
At the Orthosphere, Kristor discusses the conflation of incompatible ends, with respect to his recent post on tonlieu: Conflation of Ends is Confusion of Means & of Men. Mr. Bertonneau on the Hector Berlioz, a most unexpected French composer, and also composer Frederick Delius. A look at erotic madness, its roots and the results when it’s not restrained. Blind Justice, on a concern I share, when proper law tries to deal with the wrong problem. A Philosophical Skeleton key: Causation is Stochastic. A quick lesson on tariffs: Enclosing the National Commons. A visit to Tehuacana, Texas and a lament for the state of higher education in America: A Little College On a Hill.
PA Blog commemorates the Warsaw uprising…and applies it to our troubled times. The last video he features is too good not to repost:
Forgive me if I write it incorrectly: Niech żyje wolna Polska!
Another teacher who cares quits teaching: The Dying Art of Instruction in the Digital Classroom.
RottenChestnuts with an adjunct to Hanlon’s Razor: The Severian Corollary.
The Scholar’s Stage gives a methodology for studying human society.
Razib Khan on why cultures explode then fizzle.
Rex Murphy, Herald of New Hibernia, discusses what a xirl has to do to get xir scrotum waxed in Canada. This is so odd, it’s hard to tell if Yaniv is trolling, LARPing, mentally disturbed, sincere, or perhaps a false flag. I’d make satirical comments, but Poe’s Law would apply instantaneously. Evolutionist X also chimes in.
Z Man begins the week with Orange versus Black, on Trump’s comments about Baltimore. He discusses how we may be organizing into distinct subcultures: A Future of Cults & Subcultures. On the archetypal campaign of Kris Kobach of Kansas, now running for Senatorship. He discusses the stratification of society by race: Biological Feudalism. On Round Dos of the Democratic Party debates:
Of course, the point of these ridiculous shows they are calling political debates is to normalize the crap-fest heading our way. The future is not going to be a boot stamping a human face. The future is going to be a parade of formerly marginal people mewing about their troubles, while a mysterious brown women tells war stories. What we saw the last two nights is a society running on the capital built up over generations, by people no longer allowed to be in charge of their society
This week’s Z Blog Power Hour Podcast: Letters to Z Man.
Jim on how to fix marriage.
James True on the second coming.
Keep on reactin’ and be like the owl (for now).