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
Patriactionary posted this hymn on Canada’s election day:
Hold our dominion in thy loving care;
Help us to find, O God, in thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the Better Day,
We ever stand on guard.
The election came and went. Trudeau remains in power although in a minority government. Patriactionary’s thoughts are here. I’ve got general notes on the election for those unfamiliar with Canada’s federal elections. The lesson this election teaches us is here. Gerry T. Neil comments at Throne, Altar, Liberty. Kevin Michael Grace comments extensively over at VDare. (Thanks to Patriactionary for the link.) Lord Black of Crossharbour gives the most favourable review, saying Trudeau performed well personally, but has led Canada to the brink:
But for now, we have an unaccomplished prime minister dependent on a socialist party that has been substantially rejected (the NDP), facing a worthy but ungalvanizing Conservative leader. Trudeau has a slender mandate, proclaims that the great cause of the day is the nonsense of climate change, and two regions of the [country], Quebec and Alberta-Saskatchewan, with some reason, are hearing the secessionist murmurs.
Years ago, after the last Quebec referendum on separation (1995), John Crosbie wrote in his autobiography that if Quebec seceded from our nation, other provinces would also likely try to leave, seeing no cause to remain in a broken union. And there is no way in hell the US would or should tolerate such instability on its northern border. There were rumours President Clinton had been briefed on a US invasion of Quebec should they have gone independent. (To protect the St. Lawrence Seaway, went the reasoning.) A fractured nation which could lead to instability and tensions with the biggest military power in the world. This is what Le Dauphin’s rule has given us.
It now appears the Canadian government paid for a Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy produced guide for Muslim voters, which graded each federal political party’s leader for Wokeness and Islamophilia. Guess who got ‘Pass’ and who got ‘Fail’. No matter. Which ever you voted for, progressives won and the middle lost. Sound familiar? Speaking of which, Rex Murphy comments. We can all dream:
Canadian elections are not about the world. It is not ours to save, or (all deference to Greta the Grinch) to destroy. Canadian elections are about Canada, how to make it better, stronger, more healthful and secure for its citizens. They are — or should be — exercises where party leaders refresh our sense of Canada’s aspirations and ideals as a country, a nation.
Above all they should be about making sure the arrangement we have with ourselves — the Confederation — goes through an ever-necessary renewal, answers to contemporary challenges, and continues to secure the peaceful, prosperous and highly successful country that Canada is.
Well … a person can dream, can’t he?
Onto the summaries.
The week begins with Summary Against Modern Though: On Miracles, from William Briggs. He notes some odd things going on in the Amazon Synod and its Pact of the Catacombs For the Common Home. He looks at the decline of Christian practice. You know, it looks like restrictions based on ending ‘cultural appropriation’ are actually a form of segregation. It’s an example of many things the Left does right now (in the name of anti-bigotry) that will be used by Progressives in the distant future as proof of how bigoted and racist people were in our time. It’s like it is a killer meme that insures Progressives will always have something to point their fingers at.
Folks, you do understand there is no reasoning with these people. Reason for them was left in the rear view mirror twenty years ago, and they speed to their glorious Future. Only they don’t see it’s a cliff.
This is a new civil war. A cold one, but a civil war nonetheless. Brother against brother, father against son, mothers against sanity.
What’s coming, and is now inescapable, is true tyranny. The father in this case is forced to say what is not true. If you cannot speak Truth because Truth is ruled “hate”, dark times are assured. Insanity is law, sanity is illegal.
Evolutionist X skateboards, which gets her thinking about hobbies, and the ski/snowboard rivalry. She also continues her review of Legal Systems Very Different From Ours, with a review of English law, and what makes a good legal system generally.
Setting the Record Straight discusses mental illness.
A diagnoses for the Greta Thunberg phonmenon, at Throne, Altar, Liberty.
Filed under ‘I can’t believe my fucking eyes’: sanity prevails at the BC Human Rights Tribunal. Jessica Yaniv, who made a human rights case of not being able to get xir scrotum waxed, is held to have used xir transgender status for extortion. However, the Tribunal Notes that the extortees were all POC, implying that if they had been white, the result might have been different. Also, a Texas judge overrules a jury and says that a father can have a say on whether his son is chemically castrated in the name of transphilia.
Anatoly Karlin talks about the Katechon Hypothesis for resolving the Fermi Paradox, about our universe as a simulation, and how you don’t want to overload the simulator, or the ‘Architect’ might CTRL-ALT-DEL you.
By way of Isegoria, we may be in for much worse wars.
A Disneyland for Catholics, which celebrates France’s Christian heritage and history.
Faith Goldy interviews Ricardo Duchesne on censorship of dissenting voices on immigration in Canada:
Counter Currents: You’re a dissident or national populist, so what can you do now? An argument on why the Dissident Right should be secular. Interesting argument, although I don’t think we’ll get far without offering some kind of substitute for the Progressive Faith currently running the West. Part II of Ten Questions for Radical Environmentalist Derrick Jensen. Corporate wokeness is no surprise. It has deep roots. Buy the world a Coke and see! Spencer J. Quinn reminds us of Solzhenitsyn’s Warning To the West. A review of the movie Memory: The Origins of Alien. Sounds like the movie is pedestrian, but the review is good. A review of Douglas Murray’s The Madness of Crowds. Better late then never, a video by Fróđi Midjord discussing the upcoming Scandza Forum in Oslo. Despite claims to the contrary, Tradition is not Socialism. Anton finishes his trip to Europe: Warsaw Journal #3. An audio essay on our the changes in our nations reflected in our late night convenience stores: 7-11 Nationalism.
Alf posts a reader’s review of The Resurrection of God, Alf’s new book.
Cambria Will Not Yield on the Beasts of Liberaldom who do the work of Satan on earth.
GA Blog returns after three months off: Mimeticism and Morality.
Jim on the durability of Trump, if he can last as long as Franklin Roosevelt, on a US colour revolution, and Civil War II.
At City Journal, a brief review of Charles Marohn’s work showing that suburban development is financially a net loss to the public purse.
Just Thomism on rejection as the basis of the fantasies of men and women. He also has a pause for thought. What if you could get away with what the Left is doing now: Note on the Fears of the Right. On the five faces of evil in the Sorrowful Mysteries. On Bill Barr’s speech, subtitled ‘We need religion as a foundation of public morality’. On the divine duration, or how time passes for God. On some of the flaws in the modern justification for abortion: The White Knight Abortionist.
Occidental Dissent, starting off a very productive week, notes that Verizon is looking to sell The Huffington Post. The NYT notes the Chinese government is implementing censorship outside its own borders. That the NYT is raising this alarm is hilarious. The new motto for the MSM will be: “Democracy Dies in the Darkness…and Dammit, It Will Be OUR Darkness!” Also, the NYT admits the Deep State exists…to Drumpf Trump. Greta Thunberg gets a small blind beetle named after her. How this is flattery is beyond me. I had never heard of Orania, Northern Cape, South Africa, the Whites only community which rejects the Rainbow Nation, with more information here. The real reason is likely that they simply don’t want the high crime levels prevalent in the rest of the nation. So racist. Don’t they know the real White Man’s Burden is to let the POC ravage them? Speaking of…multiculturalism has failed in Germany. A quick essay on the Alt-Right, the Dissident Right, and why they are on the fringes of mainstream politics. He comments on Rusty Reno’s The Return of Strong Gods, with some optimism that the weak gods of our times are waning, and strong gods will once again appear. He also gets banned by Facebook. Congratulations are in order I think.
From the Council of European Canadians, a collection of quotes and notes on book 3 of the Culture of Critique.
RottenChestnuts proposes nihilism as the motive driving our current cohort of politicians and power seekers. He discusses the meanings of justice, revenge, and the prosecution 93 year-old Bruno Dey, a German conscripted during WWII.
Throne and Altar looks at the need for Catholic tribalism.
Myth of the 20th Century has an excellent podcast this week (which hilariously goes off the rails for the first few minutes) on efforts in the 1980s and 90s to uncover the nefarious activities of ‘The Octopus’, which today we define as The Deep State.
VDH on why they hate Trump so much. To me, the political elite in the USA have a private club. Membership means a tacit agreement to follow a common course and hide the graft and corruption from the public. Trump crashed their little cabal and refused to play by their rules. They’ve been reacting like an immune system trying to get rid of an invader ever since.
Razib Khan with a specific example of how wokeness has changed the sciences.
Black Pigeon Speaks looks at Jordan Peterson, the controversy around him, and the efforts to silence him:
Steve Sailer notes the effort in Washington State to legalize affirmative action, which has turned into a fight between greivance peddlers and Asians. Why is California progressive? Answered. Are gaps in achievement tied to gaps in discipline? Steve looks at two books calling for censorship of dissenters, including Andrew Marantz’ Antisocial, which has a whole chapter dedicated to Mr. Sailer. (Counter Currents reviewed the book here. Sam Harris had Marantz on his podcast this week. Marantz could not coherently respond to Sam’s slowball-level challenges of his opinions without deflecting and strawmanning.)
Mr. Sailer also looks at a proposal to take algebra out of school curriculum, to be replaced with Data Science.
Patriactionary on the Swiss school that trains world elites. Some helpful advice on how liberal your potential spouse should be. Quote of the day, on why we have tradition. HO2GO, which you really have to see to believe.
The problem Anton or other conservatives must face isn’t that my audience, or the “youth” in question doesn’t accept the principles of the American Founding, but that the left and thereby a large part of the establishment rejected these principles long ago. The left has been saying exactly what they plan to do for decades. They want to destroy your country, instill a death wish in the white population, set majorities against market-dominant minorities, atomize everyone: the British plan in Malaysia and a few other places but now applied domestically within a country.
Occidental Dissent’s Hunter Wallace comments on BAP’s response, and conveniently summarizes the Clairemont Institute’s obsessive responses. Curtis Yarvin, aka Moldbug, chips in at America Mind.
If your interested in a different take on climate change science, check out Dr. Roy Spencer’s website. He gets into the technical details behind the science.
Malcolm also notes BAP’s response to Michael Anton. He also looks at some weird stuff about Tulsi Gabbard’s possible religious beliefs. Malcolm also noticed that Attorney-General Barr’s Trump-Russia probe is now a criminal investigation. It’s surprising how little attention this seems to be getting. He then takes NYT to task over their spin on the investigation.
At American Sun, what to do to prevent doxing and how to deal with doxxers. A very good review of Joker by Gio Pennacchietti. A discussion of the Escapist Dream of Collapse. Fred Watson Jr. looks at the darkening future of California. This week’s Five Friday Reads, on the Administrative State.
Al fin talks about the discovery that new genes are being made all the time and quickly.
John Derbeyshire’s Radio Derb Podcast is on the Proud Boys convictions: 4 years for defending yourself. Gavin McInnes comments as well:
Z Man begins the week with musings on Autumn. He makes interesting commentary on fake news and how the media being propaganda arms of the Ruling Party may help dissidents. Something I’ve been considering, and Alf discusses in his book (above): replacing the Left means offering a better set of beliefs. Given how the Left is rooted in denial of reality, a set of beliefs that match reality should suffice. On Perfidious Conservatives, or those who purge the people, but keep their ideas, to shill for Liberalism. He considers the need for cultural debate on homosexuality. His Z Blog Power Hour podcast is an Autumn world tour.
Finally, courtesy of the Canadian Council of European Canadians, a very excellent video on the origins of white people, and their justified pride. Do WTHT:
Keep on reactin’, and be like the Owl (for now).
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