Sunday Morning Coffee 05/01/2021

“We are much more interested in how we will brand ourselves than in what we will do. We’ll sell out our votes, our safety, our liberties and general freedoms in exchange for a safe, mostly hands-off environment where we are free to pretend to be someone.  Yes to isolationism.  Yes to expediency, yes to individualism.  Just give me a little space.”

The Last Psychiatrist, May 24, 2007.

Malcolm has a very interesting note from the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, warning of a forthcoming false flag operation in Ukraine.

At the Orthosphere, a quick look at the life of composer Franz Liszt, and his happy journey to priesthood.

Gerry T. Neal, in a blood-boiling review, looks at the rule of the Liberal Party of Canada under The Coward Justin Trudeau. The question that needs to be answered is not what word to describe him (‘Diva’ works best), but what is to be done about the system that gives such a clown the appearance of complete control while the treasury is pillaged. I have no answers myself.

Nikolai Vladivostok reviews Welcome to Hell by “Bad” Billy Pratt.

Gerry Bowler has a card that should be printed carried on your person at all times.

Severian looks at Chapter One of Josemaria Escriva’s The Way. Escriva established the Opus Dei organization, and wrote The Way as a series of chapters with thematically unified maxims.

“You can choose to live as though your freedom is guaranteed under Wyrd, or you can lie to yourself and say it’s for naught because destiny must override free will.”

– Eternal Anglo Seax

It’s been a while since I’ve featured something from APRFTGV, in this case, about how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may have firmed up Ukrainian nationalism.

Mogadishhu Matt on the pointlessness of living a good life.

Z Man on the error of relying on political ideology, left versus right, and out great political dead space.

Neo-Ciceronian Times looks at the death of institutional credibility and why new SCOTUS Justice Jackson-Brown cannot say what a woman is.

By way of Isegoria, a look at the managerial class and how they were a product of bureaucratic sorting. (Link to the original article here, which is worth a look.)

Eternal Anglo Seax continues the tale of Agent Rick: just a drug addled man trying to get along in a drug addled world.

Wolf Street looks at the housing market in the United States, which is seizing up now that rising interest rates are dragging sales down. Also, the markets are tanking, but nothing goes to hell in a straight line.

Neurotoxin asks “Does God have free will?” I do not think so, in terms of the universe we live in. I think he set it up like clockwork and it just runs towards its inevitable conclusion, purely deterministic, and that God has no way of changing it…or perhaps, does not want to. But, there’s a problem, in that I am always acting as if I have free will. I try to keep an open mind about it. Actually, I think for us the free will / determinism distinction is something we might not actually be able to prove with our tiny brains. Plus, there is that whole miracles thing. Far from resolved, but also one of those arguments that maybe you just have to pick a side and get on with things.

Aggregators

From Nikolai Vladivostok, Word from the Dark Side from last week, and also this week’s, reminding us that smoking kills.

Niccolo Soldo’s Saturday Commentary and Review from last week.

American Sun has a Twitter themed Winners, Losers and Links.

Audio

The latest BAPCast, where he discusses French politics, and art house movies.

Z Man does an overview of ethnocentrism and the ethnostate.

The Myth of the 20th Century crew look at the now much maligned, Francis Fukuyama written, The End of History and the Last Man.

Russians With Attitude talk to Serbian film maker Drag Zarkovic.

James Kunstler talks to Joni McGary on her fights against campus FAUXVID vaccine mandates.

Tom Luongo and Dexter White discuss what to do when we are constantly bombarded by lies, using contemporary examples.

Pete Quinones talks to Thomas777 about Hitler’s invasion of Poland and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. In a two-fer, he also has an interesting discussion with Moldbug and Auron MacIntyre about the myth of free speech absolutism.

Fiction

Eternal Anglo Seax with a short story on the destruction of the future man.

To close: just giving away the end of this week’s Myth of the 20th Century podcast.

One thought on “Sunday Morning Coffee 05/01/2021”

  1. Deacon,
    “But, there’s a problem, in that I am always acting as if I have free will.”
    No problem. Whether we mortal beings have free will or not, we can’t do anything about it either way. So we might as well just keep on keepin’ on.

    Added you my blogroll, btw.

    Liked by 1 person

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