If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road. …I think if you look at the present state of the world, it is pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistakes. We are on the wrong road. And if that is so, we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
It was Thanksgiving in Canada on Monday. Patriactionary posts a Thanksgiving hymn, Now Thank We All Our God. Happy belated Thanksgiving Canada.
On Columbus Day, Patriactionary finds a proposal to rename it. Counter Currents gets very busy, and looks at the autocthonic argument which attacks the legitimacy of European settlement. Titus Quintus looks at the Memory of Columbus in the Western Diaspora. Michael Polignano discusses the savagery of indigenous peoples in pre-discovery Americas. Kevin Beary elaborates further on cannibalism in the Americas and Africa. Occidental Dissent wishes us a Happy Columbus Day. The Anti-Gnostic discusses many things indigenous.
Faith Goldy discusses the upcoming Canadian election:
Audacious Epigone looks at who thinks people should be fired for using non-preferred pronouns.
Over at The Agonist, a discussion of Alger Hiss, his spy work for the Soviets, and why his downfall still stings for the Left. RTWT. What will happen to colleges in the future? Some answers here. An essay on how “political correctness and woke politics have not only become mainstream values, but have also succeeded in transforming the inner lives of millions across the West“. A look at John Locke, his ideas on rationality, and their consequences.
This week’s Myth of the 20th Century podcast is on Hans-Ulrich Rudel, accomplished bomber pilot in WWII and military adviser after.
Guillaume Durocher on a shift in European attitudes towards free trade, and the need for external borders to maintain internal sovereignty.
An essay on the truth about Witchcraft, its Christian origins, and the unfounded claims made about it by modern feminist-types, over at Athenaeum Review.
William Briggs, who, if Lenin had been dealt with properly, could be Statistician to the Tsars, begins the week with the latest installment of Saint Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica, Summary Against Modern Thought – God Does Not Work Contrary To Nature. He posts the final version of the Realist Catholic Climate Declaration. He receives a funny email, and drafts a script based on it. Oh no! The Epidemiologist Fallacy Strikes Again: Air Pollution Causes Miscarriages. This is troubling: Pew Says Trust In Scientists Up. Closing out the week, This Week In Doom: It’s On Edition.
Anatoly Karlin on Noah Carl & Woodley on Persecution of IQ Researchers.
Patriactionary reports on the continuing Carson King backlash. It really sucks to be the Des Moines Register right now, but they’re woke so I’m sure that will work out fine. Filed under ‘Take Your Empire and Shove It’: the Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks.
The Council of Canadian Europeans notes the recent tactics of Antifa on the UBC campus.
Just Thomism on justice and its highest manifestation friendship.
The Orthosphere discusses what happens when compassion goes wrong: Morbid Pity and the Apotheosis of Blockheads. Thomas Bertonneau extensively reviews Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. JMSmith considers engineering and man’s creations, in rebellion against the nature given to us by God. He has another brilliant moment: ‘Diversity is Our Strength’ = ‘Divide and Conquer’. Here is a summary of his world, in 58 words. On Miss-Behaviour.
The American Sun features Bad Billy Pratt, with his review, ostensibly of the Joker movie, but really, of our entire media/entertainment culture, and our participation in it. Well done, Sir Pratt, well done. The cybernetics series continues with Layer 4: McCulloch. Hank Oslo reviews The Favourite, a film about court intrigue amongst women of power in Queen Anne’s time. Five Friday Reads includes some well considered comments on Syria. Also, Mr. Landy links to a review of Joker over at Agonist which is worth a look. A taste:
In our liberal order, every experience we put a name to is very quickly abstracted away from us. Legally and politically, we redefine anything, however fundamental to society, including what marriage is or what family is, because liberal elites want the change. They may be right or wrong in any given case, but their procedure is to recreate our experience by speaking in an abstract way—instead of looking to our experiences—and then to compel us to obey a new dispensation. We are inadequate to their purposes and have to be adjusted to be worth any of that famous liberal compassion. Progress might turn out to mean liberalism can do therapy for every mutilation it inflicts.
Steve Sailer has an interesting article on English sports and how sports became standardized. The comments are worth a look as well. His Taki Magazine column looks at the movement to eliminate standardized tests for college admission. On the old and new conventional wisdoms on the causes of -isms. Wesley Yang’s comments on the recent ruling that Harvard’s anti-East Asian admissions policy to be, well just fine and dandy.
Cambria Will Not Yield on the faith of antique Europeans and the modern war against it.
Morgoth’s Review looks at the moral hegemony of the Left and the absence of a counter-balancing power:
New to me is John Derbyshire’s Radio Derb podcast. This week he discusses the curious case of China’s crackdown on the NBA, for a franchise owner’s endorsement of the Hong Kong protests. A partial transcript is here. This week’s Derb Radio is on white folks not putting up with racists who write books about them.
Malcolm is back home. He considers an interview with Amy Wax, Law Professor, who think US culture should be dominated by people from the west. He discusses a speech by William Barr on the need for religion in American society, and the assumption it already exists by the Founding Fathers.
Counter Currents looks at the film Taxi Driver, and its protagonist, Travis Bickle as an American Hero. Fenek Solère looks at Brexit, the organized campaign to stop it, and Cultural Marxism in Europe. He mentions Extinction Rebellion. I suggest having a look at their platform. It’s not actually about climate change per se, but about imposing at least two bureaucratic orders above government to make decisions on behalf of the people. Government pays for it, but as for who decides who will run it…that’s not clear. It’s either Astroturfing nonsense or an attempt to formalize a real New World Order. Social justice is now working its ‘diversity is strength’ meme into Football (Soccer for us colonials). They offer an alternative view to the 1619 Project, looking at Wilmot Robertson’s chapter on negroes in The Dispossessed Majority. Part I of a very interesting but long interview with environmentalist Derrick Jensen. A comment on this speech from Millenial Woes at the 2019 Sandza Forum:
PA Blog comments on it as well.
More Counter Currents, with Warsaw Journal #2:
I do feel bad for my liberal friends during the Trump era. How much it would suck to not be allowed to enjoy Donald J. Trump! I love Trump. I rejoice in him. He’s hilariously funny. Super-sharp. Has brilliant political instincts. To be alive during his presidency is something I will always be deeply grateful for. One friend and I sometimes meet up for a meal at a local diner, and before we eat, we bow our heads and say a prayer for the God Emperor. Finally he has come – to destroy all the hypocrisy, the stupidity, the pomposity, the vanity of these thieves and jackasses who are our leaders. Oh, joy. Oh, God. Oh, thank you, President Trump, for risking your life to give us faith and hope again. Then, my friend and I recount Trump’s latest activities, laughing and guffawing over our food. He is killing it, we conclude before we calm down enough to eat.
Then, I look at my liberal friends: all sad, depressed, grinding their teeth, oblivious to the humor, the lightness of touch, refusing to be entertained. Lost in their self-righteous and childish ideas. But even more tragically: They miss the fun.
At Occidental Dissent, in light of Spielberg’s new documentary series Why We Hate, Hunter Wallace explains why in just over 100 words:
Why is there so much hate?
Why is there so much resentment about a hostile cultural elite which wants to dissolve our borders, tear down our historic monuments, rewrite our history, censor the internet, take away our guns, corrupt our political system, demoralize and degrade our people with cultural poison, transform little boys into little girls and plunge us into foreign wars which ought to be of no concern to us all while wrecking our country and enriching itself at our expense?
Why would anyone ever get mad about that? Shouldn’t an elite like that which produced Jeffrey Epstein and Harvey Weinstein still command universal support?
Also, what life was like for slaves in the Deep South. GQ magazine goes full woke. What’s the next step after that? (Steve Sailer’s take is here.) They note International Pronouns Day. Honk, honk! No surprises, as Project Veritas finds the source of CNN’s biases. A look at the reasons the South joined the American Revolution. Tony Martel looks at Kipling’s The White Man’s Burden, revealing the two-faced nature of white supremacy: White Suckerism. (I always took Kipling as explicitly mocking those who undertook the White Man’s Burden, and not that he was endorsing it. A minor disagreement: Mr. Martel’s analysis is right on the mark.) Norman Burgundy looks at the media that closed out the 20th Century.
Snark time: the first Black President endorses the first Blackface Prime Minister. Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau for Prime Minister! Hold on…sorry, I meant to say Obama endorses Obama Wannabe for Prime Minister.
Evolutionist X looks at three tribes of Great Plains Indians and their languages, in preparation for a further post on their legal systems. The post on their legal systems is here.
Z Man makes his way home from Scandinavia, with interesting comments on the “strength” diversity provides. He attended the Scanza Forum in Copenhagen. Millennial Woes and Frodi Midjord discuss Antifa’s attempts to disrupt the event, and the lack of police intervention. (Courtesy of Counter Currents.) Z Man asks if we are headed into a new dark age, and why. A look at the defect-defect strategy of the Left, and where it could take us. China recently flexed its muscles and the NBA balked. Z Man discusses why this happened. He’s got a grab bag for his Z Blog Power Hour podcast this week. Z Man also discusses Mexican cartels, and Sinaloa’s recent victory over Mexican law enforcement. For those booked into a resort this winter, it helps to know who is really in charge:
Scholar’s Stage on the poets who added phrases to the English language, and how that has faded. Think, for instance, “white man’s burden”, introduced by Kipling. He reviews Jonathan Ward’s China’s Vision of Victory, and offers his own insights into China’s foreign policy.
Council of Canadian Europeans asks why ‘white replacement’ is not mentioned in the Canadian media.
Keep on reactin’, and be like the Owl (for now).
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