Cantandum in Ezkhaton 08/25/19

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This week’s photo theme is ‘What I Did on My Summer Vacation.” It’s good to be back. It’s also good to take a break, which helps clear one’s head and allow thoughts and ideas to solidify in one’s life. For instance…

Christianity beats Progressivism. Except this comparison is ridiculous. Christianity preaches that no matter what you have suffered, you are not the sum of your suffering and through faith in God and accepting Christ as your saviour, you can be gloriously redeemed and renewed and achieve the crescendo of your existence, as God intended. Progressivism says no matter what, you are the sum of what oppresses you, and can never be redeemed or renewed. Surrendering your agency to the state or to SJWs of some kind is your only option, further insuring you can never rise to your potential.

Christianity insists you act as if Heaven can be achieved here on Earth now by adjusting your attitude. Progressivism says it can never be done, so let’s make life here Hell. It is the work of Satan on Earth.

Endeavour has a video on his coming around to Reaction. MANDATORY viewing for Canadians!

Fragility: When a 75 minute flight delay means you end up laid over in Vancouver for two days, your air service is fragile. NNTaleb would probably agree. However, as Z Man points out, we could still be wrong.

Epstein is dead, allowed to hang himself in his cell in a fit of despair I’m sure. Nothing to see here. Seriously, most of the errors and omissions by the guards are not surprising. It seems inmates die like that often: no one working in a prison likely feels obligated to give a fuck about a pedophile in their custody. Counter Currents Publishing rightly states that this event will be seen as a conspiracy, no matter how innocuous the truth is. Given the timing of Epstein’s arrest a few weeks before Mueller’s testimony on Russiagate, my fanciful theory is that this was Trump’s team sending a message: you try to take me down with a fake scandal (Russiagate) and I will take one of yours out with a real scandal. They knew that all that had to happen was his arrest, and someone on the inside (connected, hired, or otherwise) would take care of the rest.

Titania McGrath

Counter Currents also has a cool guide to all things Lovecraft, plus what At the Mountains of Madness teaches us about Lovecraft’s racial views. Part I of a look at the coming Apocalypse by overpopulation.

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Hear the call?

Speaking of Cthulhu, Thomas Burtonneau on The Call of Cthulhu and parallels to wokeness. (Malcolm comments and links to it here.) Plus, Hitler’s Chomsky’s take on capitalist democracy.

Dr. Spencer discusses his recent experience with back pain and surgery. For you lifters, form is everything.

Cambria Will Not Yield against rationalism.

Thorne, Altar, Liberty with an affirmation of Mencius Moldbug: the modern left came from Puritanism.

I thought museums were in the Cathedral already. But it seems there is pushback against defining them as Proggresive.

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Our Statistician to the Tsars, Mr. Briggs, begins the week with the next installment in the Summa Thelogica: Summary Against Modern Thought – What It Means to Speak of Fortune. On issues of causation, racist AI, and Ezra Klein’s misunderstanding of it. No, fluoride does not make for dumb boys or smart girls. Well, it appears Satan’s work on Earth need not be secret anymore. The UK bans gender stereotypes, which should get rid of the nasty vestiges of reality in their media. A Jesuitical Jesuit’s Devil Denying Deception…’nuff said. He closes the week with This Week In Doom – Cuck-A-Doodle-Do Edition.

Z Man on Zionism in America. Also, on the civic religion of anti-racism. He discusses problems with Intelligent Design. An interesting thought experiment leads to some conclusions on Trump’s economic policies. His latest Z Blog Power Hour podcast is a late-summer mixer of topics. Z Man also has a look at policy towards Jews in medieval times.

PA Blog discusses the cracking facade of racial tolerance. He discusses transcendence by intoxication.

Myth of the 20th Century’s latest podcast is on the Skull and Bones Society.

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Hl’yáalan Solstice Pole, Hl’yáalan ‘Llngee, Haida Gwaii

Evolutionist X with her continuing review of Legal Systems Very Different From Our Own, this time on Jewish law. Also, a short post on the ascension of China.

The Anti-Gnostic weighs in on immigration, pointing out that open borders is the antithesis of sovereignty.

Alf in the Garden with his favourite Jim quotes. Just click and go read it. It’s great. Also, on inception of a new faith.

The Orthosphere on the origins of the term Rat Row and some examples. A follow-up about a visit to a modern version of the same. On Ontological Relativism, the latest fashionable philosophical perspective, which lets you be whatever you want by self-identification.

Malcolm and how the NYT “has let slip the dogs of war!”, and follows-up on the 1619 project.

Steve Sailer shows enviropimpin’ ain’t easy, but it sure is fun. Also, you can’t make this stuff up: the hate symbols of our time, Pepe and Peppa. His weekly column in Taki magazine is on the NYT’s 1619 project, a retcon project of epic proportions. Baby Boomers were not a big deal in the 60s. It seems obvious now that he said it (good comments on this article too.)

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Council of European Canadians discusses consciousness arising from the masculine in the work of Camille Paglia.

VDH on the use of Social Justice as a distraction from immediate problems.

RottenChestnuts on why you should continue to fear AOC. His analysis of AOC is spot on. Malicious Ignorance is a good term for that kind of college girl, and my law school had many stellar examples. Although, I’ve known a few such women who actually were too stupid to even get into college. Further, a discussion of the causes of The Great War and application to modern times. Also, a simple explanation of how violence is not free speech just because Antifa did it.

American Sun with Part II of the tactics used in Ireland’s troubles. An essay on the works of Augusto Del Noce, dealing with his attempts to reframe thinking on modernity. Some diet advice from Superlutheran. Ending the week: Five Friday Reads.

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Heartiste at Gab on Progressive envy:

Riffing off a few gabliloquies I wrote recently on the topic of the Censorial Left, an additional psychological undercurrent that motivates Woke Whites to censor, ostracize, and harass Volk Whites is pure envy and a feeling of impotent frustration.

To understand what I mean, you must accept the premise that Woke Whites (shitlibs) monitor themselves constantly. They are in a perpetual state of self-policing, fearing more than anything the social repercussions of giving air to BadViews or Crimethink. The White shitlib lives with a latent terror that he or she or xir will accidentally blurt out a Raw Feeling or an Unauthorized Opinion on matters race or sex, and suffer the consequences of a Schoolmarm Swarm. They police their thoughts almost as assiduously as they police their words, because they know secret impure thoughts are the fast track to a public Twatter suspension. Loose limbics sink tight lips. Orwell called it Crimestop.

Imagine the mental energy and emotional toll this takes on a person. We all have filters — you don’t want to kill the party by loudly asking the fat girl if she’s had enough cake — but the White shitlib amplifies this generic social politeness to a pathological degree, applying that filter to every waking thought that flits across her brain, hyper-aware of what thoughts could lead to trouble. The self-monitoring must be exhausting, and silently humiliating.

From this toxic shitlib emotional stew bubbles a seething envy of FreeWhites who freely give lebensraum to their thoughts and voice to their illicit concerns. The self-monitoring White shitllib HATES HATES HATES the liberated abandon of the Whites who aren’t imprisoned by ideological filters. The shitlib White’s envy is rocket fueled by the accompanying feeling of impotence to enjoy the same freedoms of the FreeWhites, but instead of giving herself those freedoms (which would threaten her superzip social standing, can’t have that) she aggressively works to strip away the freedoms enjoyed by the FreeWhites.

Misery loves company, and the White shitlib wants every White person as strait-jacketed by the self-monitoring as she must endure. She’d rather contribute to her society’s destruction than let you have your joy.

Speaking of that kind of envy, a young girl’s attempt to force her way into a 554 year old all-boys choir is rejected. (They also have an all-girls choir she could join. But, we know that’s not what this was about.)

Overcoming Bias on How Idealists Aid Cheaters.

Rex Murphy, Herald of New Hibernia, on the problems with Canada’s elitist Greens and their plans to save all from prosperity.

Keep on reactin’ and be like the owl (for now).

Señor Blanco

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Cantandum in Ezkhaton 07/21/19

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 Theologica (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.

Jim on Trump closing the asylum loophole in the US. On General Flynn’s involvement in the shitshow of delusion known as Russiagate.

James True defines Satanism. Also, his thoughts on government by CNN, and what they are aiming for:

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.

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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.

Tears come to the progressive eyes.

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:

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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.”

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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

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Keep on reactin’ and be like the Owl (for now).

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 07/14/19

Something near and dear to my heart to start the week: reparations for the Norman conquest of 1066. Once the Normans took over, the native language, Old English, fell out of favour (who can blame them…all those cases and agglutinated words). I’m now oppressed by my own language, speaking a pidgin of Old English and Norman French, which constantly reminds me of the Norman pillage and rape of my ancestors (maybe), plus makes it almost impossible to get myself drunk in Iceland.

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Norman Coat of Arms. Those lions subliminally encourage raping Anglo-Saxons.

Speaking of when the collective guilt should end, an article on the malaise in modern Deutschland and a review of Finis Germania by Rolf Peter Sieferle.

The Council of European Canadians on Canada Day celebrations, when there is not much left to celebrate. Also, a guest post on what to do about UK universities. On how Chernobyl is the model for the human-free future. On Christianity and the Modern West, which adds to the evidence of what I suspect is true, that Christianity was a fundamental part of the rise of the western civilization.

The Neo-Ciceroneon times has a great post on reparations and the current power structure: Reparations as Intraelite Competition.

Throne, Altar, Liberty on Bishop Strachan and the Soul of Canada.

Best Tweet ever.

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On thinking of the children, Faith Goldy looks at the CBC campaign to liberate your children from their socially constructed gender.

American Sun opens the week with the Eternal Anglo – Part I, which discusses English history and the International Yankee. On the Homosexual Public Health Crisis. On modern loneliness as expressed through literature: Quiet Desperation Is The American Way. As usual, a highly interesting Five Friday Reads.

This week’s Myth of the 20th Century podcast, on speculative fiction. Set phasers on total geek out!

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Everyone likes the Cuban cutie from Blade Runner 2049.

An interesting take on Trump’s power plays, from James True.

Cambria Will Not Yield: The Image of the Beast Shall Die.

People are really up in arms about Jeffery Epstein’s arrest. I’ve been under a rock, but ZeroHedge has been covering the matter quite well. James True considers Epstein’s “science” ventures. For a ragey analysis, see Mr. Molyneaux:

Many have hopes this will be the end of the deep state, the Clintons’ downfall, or be Trump’s revenge for Russiagate. I think that’s unlikely. If that many rich and powerful people are involved, it will be no surprise when Mr. Epstein hangs himself in his cell. Either that or gets helped into one of these (courtesy Apocalyptic Revolutionary).

The Agonist with an article on who makes sure academia remains Left, that being the academic Right.

A new find: the RottenChestnuts blog. He’s got some discussion of political theory going on at his site, but this week’s link is to how he thinks we may see the posting of 95 theses against the SJW Church soon.

PA Blog on a day in the countryside, encounters with the Amish, and the Hussein way to deal with bad ideas.

GA Blog on the language of resentment. SJWs act like spoiled children because they will not grow the hell up. And why would they? They were coddled all their lives, told they were all special snowflakes that could do anything they wanted, and then found out that reality either melts snowflakes or crushes them into ice. Anyways, GA Blog states:

Maturity means being able to notice more and more distinctions—and all distinctions are on some level invidious—while attending more and more to the formalizing of those distinctions, rather than to seeking out their justifications. The most egalitarian world possible would instantly turn into the most inegalitarian one: imagine we could all be placed in a state of nature, with equal physical and intellectual capabilities. As soon as we got started doing something, status distinctions would emerge—someone notices something first, someone gets a little more of something, someone, maybe for random reasons, is a bit more attractive than others, etc. Even if the differences were minute and rapidly changing they would loom large. So, everyone would be immediately, and constantly, faced with the choice: you can think, how do I get as much as that person (or reduce him to as little as me); how do I make myself as attractive as that person (or reduce his attractiveness), and so on; or, how can these status distinctions be formalized, so that what it means to have access to things, to identify new centers, to be the center of others’ attention can be made explicit and therefore a source of order. You might still want more things, to have more power, to be more attractive, and you might use others as models to acquire these things, but you would do so in such a way as to strengthen the meaning the center has conferred upon such practices.

Evolutionist X with some thoughts on fame: Fame Is Terrible for People. On American Senescence, and the consequences of an aging population.

Mr. Briggs begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought: The Heavens Do Not Control All. His thoughts on how “being” a homosexual is a sin. The Cranky Professor guest posts a refutation of physicalism. Mr. Briggs reviews a new paper on the scientific meaninglessness of psychiatric diagnoses. Guest Ianto Watt on Islam as a relgion you might choose: Your Most Important Choice Part III. To finish the week, This Week In Doom – Tranny Madness is Big Business Edition.

James True on why Flat Earth Theory has come back.

Z Man’s thoughts on the next big scandal, involving the FBI, Clinton, and all that nonsense over Russian collusion. On the never ending spiral of white hatred that defines the ANC Democrats. On Usurpers, such as Lincoln, who remade the US, and those currently doing the same. What the slow (then quick) descent of western civilization will look like: A Darker Shade of Pale. On the problems of liberal democracy and unrestrained ideology overcoming basic principles of law: At War With Ourselves. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour: Lessons From Revolution. Z Man also discusses the Left’s obsession with denying reality: The War On Nature.

Alf at Garden of the Internet on those who think they can harness the power that is sending the world to hell: To Boromir. Also, on the need for religion as highlighted by Mr. Tomassi’s recent post on blue/red pill philosophical differences.

From Wrath of Gnon:

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Audacious Epigone on the “problem” with the 1776 flag and how to justify anything…say it’s a white supremacist symbol. Malcolm with his thoughts as well.

New Murdoch Murdoch here. Mirror here. I could use a Monster drink about now.

Guillaume Durocher on the French government’s new round of censorship.

Al fin on SAT scores and the ludicrous state of college education in the US. Also, on Europe’s ascendance to the crescendo of civilization: There Was Something Special About Europe.

The Orthosphere asks if a traditional culture can be maintained in modern times, with the Internet pushing everyone to the lowest common denominator. On the removal of spires from our skies, being a sign of our move away from what is sacred.

Soph posts a video on Boomers. It’s not complimentary.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 06/23/19

Tomorrow Belongs to MeSome housekeeping: I’m on the road again next week, so next week’s Cantandum will be short, with no Cantandum the following week. This week’s picture theme is the places that Globohomo cannot reach and I’ll be taking a break in one of them.

The Problem:

Liberalism’s real political problem is that a liberal practice is only possible as long as certain traditional stocks of habits and deeply ingrained morals still exist to help society overcome its difficulties. In a nutshell: six conservative centuries enable two generations to be liberal without causing mischief. But once those stocks are consumed in permissive society, the best-intentioned liberal slogans become lit fuses.

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I sense we’re starting to hit the end of our conservative stores. This, courtesy of Spandrell (How Far Is Far Enough), from an excellent anonymous essay translated from German over at Kynosarges blog: Full Speed Into the Void. Another taste:

Concerning awareness of the situation, as initially discussed right-wing populists view immigration and issues with foreign residents as practical problems to be dealt with by practical solutions (executive, legislative). They do not, or not sufficiently, appreciate that the chain of problems starting with criminal foreigners and Islamic dominance behavior goes much deeper. Awareness begins perhaps with migrant crime, Islamic occupation of public spaces, and inadequate border protection, extending in the best case to addressing the Great Replacement (under various terms). The more gifted among them remember that the political left and the 1968 movement have played a central role, which often contributes to narrowing their analysis. Unaddressed remain for example the (liberalist) industry, always craving undiminished immigration which it relies on under liberal premises, or the pervasive lack of strong gender identities as a consequence (and not as a facet of Sunday speeches). Almost nobody in these circles goes as far as to conceive of liberalism itself as a political problem because individualism, egalitarianism, and universalism dissolve our identities.

Z Man has a response to this, highlighting the different circumstances and problems the dissident right faces.

Soph has a new video on Greta Thunberg, Climate ChangeTM warrior. It gets taken down in short order by YouTube. A mirror is here. Another mirror is also here.

Steve Sailer with what, for a Canadian, is the strangest French versus English problem we’ve seen. He notes some comments on girl troubles. Kamila Harris’ provides an example of zero self awareness, or letting the cat out of the bag. Steve has an article on Immigration As Vengeance. In Toronto, the wokest city discovers the strength of diversity after the Raptors’ NBA Championship Win. Faith Goldy notes Toronto’s increasing strength as well.

Speaking of Diversity’s strength, Québec becomes the basest province in Canada. To me, Canada only functions as a Confederation when the provinces remember they were originally a group of colonies that came together in common cause, and whose duty is in part to protect the interests of their citizens from overreaching federal power. When Canada was first formed, it was intended that Ottawa would handle the trans-provincial and international stuff, and everything that impacted most people’s daily lives would be handled by the provinces. Now, the federal government is enmeshed in the average Canadian’s daily life to an extent never contemplated by our founders. Québec is the only province that seems to remember what its relationship to Ottawa was actually supposed to be. The other provinces should follow suit. In case you are repelled by this idea due to a distaste for Québec separatism, you do not get what you do not ask for, and Québec has no problem asking, in necessary terms. There is no fault in requiring Ottawa to adhere to the Constitution and making it clear Confederation is in peril when Ottawa chooses not to. You’ll be seeing more of this from out west soon, because Ottawa currently thinks it gets to treat provinces like colonies. Ottawa needs a swift and severe correction to its attitude.

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From the Public Discourse: The Pursuit of Happiness Rightly Understood.

Frank Vaughan with the low-down on state enforced transitioning of children in Canada.

Malcolm on John Derbyshire’s warning about the reporting of the illegal immigration crisis and the silencing of dissenting voices. On the problems of conservation. Also, who watches the watchmen, Spygate Edition. An apt metaphor: sailing between the Scylla and Charybdis of immigration and diversity. Also, in response to a reader comment: don’t lose hope. A taxonomy of revolutions.

Shawnpaulmelville on the Aga Khan’s Mughal Canada.

Roosh V: Why Is Everything So Fake? Answer: we could not handle reality if we actually saw it. We would learn on how very, very little the fakeness is based, and feel like paddlers on a slippery raft about to go over the falls. I get why most people avoid that.

Council of Canadian Europeans: Without Legally Enforced Monogamy, Western Civilization Is Finished: Part II.

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Evolutionist X on musical ability and sexual selection, and also on the function of rubbing breakfast burritos on your privates. Also, a potential translation of the Voynich manuscript. She’s got a new logical fallacy: Argumentum ab Papuan, or why assuming the behavior of some is the norm leads to bad conclusions. Policing content on the internet is in our future: Algorithmic Optimization Has Begun.

Cambria Will Not Yield on how Satan came to the west, and what must be done to remove him: No More Night. Also, a brilliant piece, The Bowstrings of the Spirit:

The reason why the conservatives work within the perimeters of liberalism in order to effect change rather than attack liberalism itself is because the modern conservatives are not Burkean conservatives. It was Burke’s contention that prior to the French Revolution, “The nations of Europe have had the very same Christian religion, agreeing in the fundamental parts, varying a little in the ceremonies and in the subordinate doctrines.” Because the nations of Europe were Christian and the Jacobins were opposed to Christianity, Burke maintained that Christian Britain and the rest of the European nations could not, without betraying the moral essence of their nations, make peace with the Jacobin government whether Robespierre or the Directory was in charge of it. But the nations of Europe did make peace with the Jacobins, and we, the European people, have been paying the consequences of that ‘peace’ for centuries, in small dribs and drabs at first, but now, in the 21st century, we are paying the price with our blood.

Anatoly Karlin on the “Colour Revolution” in Georgia.

The Orthosphere on the era we live in: the Golden Age of Scribbling. A well done piece on Illuminative Materialism. An interesting account of the origins of ‘Clique’ and ‘Claque’. Mr. Burtonneau gets his satire on. It’s clever and funny, and for a moment, you wonder if it is real. A philosophical skeleton key: Facts Are Fossils of Acts. On what it is like to be a Secondary Cause. It’s very nice, once you get over yourself. Also, some thoughts on what stops the mind from wandering. A discussion of the three types of power, applied to the US.

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PA Blog on hot girls. Also, on what is worth more, an election, or a nation worth defending. A case study of religious upbringing backfiring. A great retrospective: 500th Post.

Wrath of Gnon on the miracle of the Traditional City:

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Audacious Epigone on the ever blurring lines between parody and reality.

The Anti-Gnostic on homelessness, and the simple 1-2-3-4 formula for causes.

Last week’s Z Blog Power Hour: Open Borders! Just the listing of all the different visas given to foreigners for entry into the United States is worth it. Z Man on understanding the Left. He discusses the regulation of old and new public spaces, and Trump’s Immigration Agitation. This week’s Z Blog Power Hour, the grab bag for June. On Politics and Aesthetics:

If there is to be a coherent political and social movement rise out of the dissident right, it will have to be more than narrow political arguments and meta-political commentary on social media. It will need a look that signals to the curious that it is a movement with a future for itself and its adherents. Just as men in traditional suits signaled a break from the 1970’s and the radical chic of the New Left, the new aesthetic will have to signal a break from the old political paradigm and the old Progressive morality.

American Sun with last Friday’s Five Reads. Presenting a Strategy For Restoring Sanity In the West. Thoughts on the lessons learned from the NPC phenomenon. A guide on the real purpose of ‘Pride’ and how to bulletproof against it. On current housing trends: The Architecture of Impermanence. Five Friday Reads, including the news that Social Matter is gone. It is sad news. One of my starting points into Neoreaction was that site.

Al fin on our modern dystopia.

William Briggs with the previous This Week In Doom: You WILL Bake The Cake Edition. The ongoing translation of the Summa ThelogicaSummary Against Modern Thought: A Celestial Hierarchy. His thoughts on the reemergence of witchcraft, which appears to be another sign of our collapse. The latest This Week In Doom – Reality Based Ads Banned Edition. A demonstration of how things can go wrong in science. Listen to the Pope, repent your consumption sins, and join the one-world government. (You’ll never hear that Police song in the same way again. Lyrics here.)

Is the love of money the root of all evil? Yes, according to Mr. Briggs. I agree somewhat. Getting someone to agree to something for which, if they had understood the truth and the consequences, they would never agree to, is a big root of all evil. That includes the financial follies and usury that Mr. Briggs discusses. What can be done with the universities? Sir Scruton may have an answer.

Lastly, it’s a clownworld after all, it’s a clownish clownworld. Seriously, is anything real being communicated in that morass?

A late addition: She might be Z Man’s love child – Faith Goldy on the Evils of Neo-Boomerism.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 06/09/19

“This is just the beginning—of the climate crisis, and the political unravelings that will continue to accompany it. And so, it is time to shout, and loudly, that the freedom of all the earth’s people to move across borders must be at the center of any response to the climate crisis. Unless we do, racism and fear—hidden as always in the guise of “security”—will give way to fascism and war before the tides get a chance to drown us.”

Ben Erenreich, here.

I think it’s safe to say that Climate ChangeTM is now dogma used for political control. The only thing that has changed is the temerity of those preaching it.

Some updates: Alf’s Garden of the Internet is back up. Heartiste is active over at Gab. Cambria Will Not Yield moved here, back in April.

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Malcolm on the Enlightenment narrative and unsatisfactory secularism: All Sail, No Ballast. Finally, a straight pride parade! On the inevitable failure of the Left. Is ‘Disabled List’ a microaggression? Find out here!

Audacious Epigone shows family men are happier than single men. Who would have thought?

Steve Sailer on what D-Day may soon come to mean.

Spandrell on the Tienanmen Square massacre.

Tablet on the spooks who now work for the MSM. Why manipulate the media when you can be The Media?

The Orthosphere on why anecdotal evidence is good for you. On where the Progressives will take us: Progress Pilgrims and the Fascist Pit.

A book review and critique of sorts, on the presence of egalitarianism and other facets of Axial Age cultures, and also on who actually made Axial Age progress, from the Council of European Canadians.

Cambria Will Not Yield with a tonic against Liberalism: Breaking Satan’s Rules. Also, a long one but worth it: Keep Thy Heart.

PA Blog with a quick note on Social Credit and how it might just work out. Also, a discussion of Charlottesville and the consequences, from Gab. Plus, a friendly reminder for Boomers and Millennials.

A bit late, but here is an article on Victor Orban and his handling of Hungary and the refugee crisis in Europe: Hungary and the Future of Europe. A taste:

“Hungary must protect its ethnic and cultural composition,” he said at Kötcse (which more or less rhymes with butcher). “I am convinced that Hungary has the right—and every nation has the right—to say that it does not want its country to change.” France and Britain had been perfectly within their prerogatives to admit millions of immigrants from the former Third World. Germany was entitled to welcome as many Turks as it liked. “I think they had a right to make this decision,” Orbán said. “We have a duty to look at where this has taken them.” He did not care to repeat the experiment.

Scholar’s Stage discusses a speech given by Xi Jinping, explaining his political philosophy. They follow that up with the purpose for China’s social credit system.

James True discusses the real purpose of ‘equality’.

Anatoly Karlin on YouTube’s purge of the Deplorables.

Mr. Briggs with The Ordering Among Angels, part of his Summary Against Modern Thought series. What Happens if the Doctors Keep Up the Killing? An interesting review of what atheists believe…including higher powers. An excellent argument on the Consent Fallacy. Two people consenting does not make it good or right: just ask Armin Meiwes, or Cindy Gladue. A review of Antichrist by Saint Robert Bellarmine. His weekly ode to our all-out sprint over the cliff: This Week In Doom – Pride In Perversion Edition.

large_pK36ZIJvIjqyyuBPwumUS41MzXrReactionary Thought posts a link to the Italian made 1960s film Africa Addio. It’s a little too surreal…to be ignored. WTWT.

National Post has an article on the ever changing nature of the ‘Climate Change’ scare, now rebranded the ‘Climate EmergencyTM‘. For Canuckistanis, you should be slightly concerned, as renaming something as an emergency could be used later on to exercise some very arbitrary steps by Ottawa under the Emergencies Act. Who’s daddy said “Just watch me!”?

download[Pierre] TrudeauYes, well there are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don’t like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is, go on and bleed, but it is more important to keep law and order in this society than to be worried about weak-kneed people who don’t like the looks of a soldier’s helmet.
RalfeAt any cost? How far would you go with that? How far would you extend that?
TrudeauWell, just watch me.

Pierre’s comments on bleeding hearts remind me of his son.

Alf, no introduction needed: Get Out Leftists, Just Get the Fuck Out.

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Z Man starts the week with The Unraveling Right, a discussion of Conservativism’s lack of relevance. On the right-wing progressive embrace of Black worship: Negrophilia. On Cheap Credit, and why it’s a problem. What happens when we are no longer able to understand our own systems? Z Man proposes an answer. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour Podcast, “celebrating” Pride Month: All About Pride. Do LTTWT.

A good video by a Canadian reactionary, Endeavour, on ideology and its part in the decline of the West. It was not what I expected, and there’s some good problems worth thinking about here: Ideology Isn’t Everything.

American Sun, on Progressives hijacking the Fantasy genre. It explains why they run around yelling “raycis” and “flavourofthemonth-o-phobic” all the time: they think these are magic words for magic spells. A review of Kerry Bolton’s Yockey: A Fascist Odyssey. A reprint of a Thermidor essay on the failing political Right: When Fr. Neuhaus Saw Cthulu.

Evolutionist X with an interesting article on how people argue over each other and the shifting sands of context: Equally True, Equally False. Her startling Short Argument For Vending Machines Full of Experimental Drugs. (I like where she takes this.) On the rise of mental health issues on campus:

In the case of the “mental health breakdown” on the left, it’s a combination of the left lying about its mental health and believing its own lies about things that are bothering it.

The Myth of the 20th Century crew with this week’s podcast: The American Farmer – Tradition in Modernity.

Jim on Trump’s visit to England and making Brexit high status. Of course, a bioleninist parade breaks out in response. Also, Jim on the changing tide of the use of law enforcement for political ends.

American Sun with an analysis of how progressives use disadvantaged groups in contradictory ways to suit their cause: Schrodinger’s Blacks. I’d bet we see a similar trend within twenty years or so with feminism. Feminists (or faux feminist politicians looking for votes) will say that women were oppressed by the Patriarchy when they were forced to stop being mothers and enter the labour force during ‘Women’s Liberation’. By being turned into ‘sex slaves’ for mens desires during the ‘Sexual Revolution’. By being offered better birth control and abortion so men could avoid their responsibilities. And they will argue that we knew better, given the unhappiness reported and drug and anti-depressant usage by women that followed, but kept on doing it anyway, largely driven by corporations and governments run by men. They’ll loudly proclaim that women should be free to be housewives and raise their children, and of course, to have a man support them. It will be the 11th wave of feminism. And they won’t even detect the irony as they go full circle, claiming the past’s hard won ‘victories’ are today’s oppressions.

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The issue of how men and women interelate in society and share power is at least as old as…men and women. What we have these days is an exacerbated version of that friction. Its practitioners aren’t really interested in resolving conflicts or problems, but more on what angle they can use to maximize votes, clicks, adherents or whatever they’re looking for. The natural tension never goes away, and so it is a boundless well to get men and women agitating against each other.

In the future, no one will have agency, unless you need them hated. Rant over…

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Lest We Forget

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On June 6th, 1944, my Grandfather on my Father’s side swept mines from the English channel to clear a path for Operation Overlord. They were strafed by what they think was a Luftwaffe fighter, but no damage or casualties resulted. They did lose one sailor, but Grandpa said he did not know for sure why. One moment he was there, and another gone. They suspect he might have gotten caught in rigging that went into the water, or he got knocked into the water by a boom or some other heavy thing. The fellow’s body was never found. My Grandfather’s name was Frederick.

My Grandmother and Grandfather on my Mother’s side were both serving in England at that point. Grandma was a Lieutenant Nurse (pronounced left-tennant), a surgical nurse who helped patch severely wounded soldiers up. Grandpa was a pacifist and a Seventh-Day Adventist, but chose to serve, and did anything he could to support our troops. He simply did not carry a gun. He ran ammo, carried wounded, drove ambulance, worked in a warehouse and ran a printing press for the Canadian Forces newspaper. Both would later serve in Belgium and the Netherlands. Their names were Margaret and William.

I had an uncle-in-law who served in the infantry and fought to liberate Belgium from the Third Reich. At the 50th anniversary of the liberation of a small town, his entire company was invited by the inhabitants to come visit for some small informal celebrations. When he arrived, he was cheered by the entire town. Thousands showed up and acted as if he had just run the Wehrmacht out of town himself. They had constructed a huge memorial to the Canadian soldiers who liberated them. He was asked to lay a wreath for his fallen comrades, but broke down crying when he realized he was the only veteran who made the trip because he was the only one left. Belgium hospitality helped him out though – they fed him beaucoup de Belgian beer in the local inn. He showed me pictures of the event. He tried his best to keep up, but they just keep pouring it in him, using some of the most confounding glassware I have ever laid eyes on. I don’t remember his name.

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The Book of Remembrance, Parliament, Ottawa.

Last year, I helped out a local WWII veteran where I volunteer. He was with Canadian artillery and landed around Anzio in Italy. When they landed, the Germans shelled the shit out of them. Their commander, a British Colonel, knew they would get chewed up staying where they were, so he did what was least expected: he ordered them forward inland many kilometers under cover of fog. They moved in, hunkered down, and returned the favour, all while the German shells flew high over their heads, hitting where they should have been, not where they were. He said the “clever Colonel” saved their lives that day. Unfortunately, they ate something undercooked and all got liver flukes, their skin turning yellow in the process. They had to convalesce for several weeks before they could return to service. He told me he knew of only one other WWII veteran in my city of over 1 million people. I don’t remember (and could not disclose anyway) his name.

June 6, 1944 was 75 years ago this week. Many are careless with the names of those who served and have since departed. Do not forget the names of those who served. Lest we forget.

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The Memorial Chamber, Parliament, Ottawa.

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 05/19/19

I’m likely incommunicado for the long weekend, so this week’s post will be shorter. I’ll catch up next week. Let me know in the comments if links are broken.

Anti Gnostic summarizes my mood lately in The Very Slowly Falling Building:

One day, Orthodox ecclesiology will reflect the facts on the ground. One day, the United States’ socio-political contradictions will be resolved. In the meantime, we wait for things to work themselves out in our very slowly falling building.

Spandrell moved his blog to his own platform. This is fall out from Heartiste’s take down by WordPress last week. I’ll plug Spandrell’s work on Biological Leninism here. You should check it out. Also, check out his Reactionary Tax Code. I spent a few years as a tax lawyer and I agree, although I don’t agree tax lawyers should all lose their jobs and live on UBI. If you want to automate the tax system…force them to learn to code.

Wrath of Gnon with Kunstler’s thoughts on Chronological Connectivity.

PA Blog also provides an interesting comment on the Heartiste situation.

VDH shows us there really is nothing new under the sun, drawing parallels between Rome and the American Empire: Our Modern Satyricon. He also takes media reporting down a peg…or eight:

They espouse opinions on nearly everything while knowing almost nothing. They believe Washington and New York are the centers of the universe, while the universe is making both more irrelevant. As their ethics dissipated, their vocabularies shrank. Their poor communication skills grew ever poorer, and they displayed little knowledge of the history and culture of the people they reported on. Most could give an in-depth lecture on Botox, but are ignorant about the U.S. Constitution or basic facts of American history.

The people finally are tiring of their bias, their incompetence and their arrogance—and are finally beginning to ignore most of what they say and write.

Amen. Z Man opines on a similar issue: our expectations are too high, and if we knew more history, we’d know they’ve always been this way…they just have way more access to the audience.

Evolutionist X on with a follow-up on the…Pygmy-pocalypse?

Scholar’s Stage with some interesting critiques of sexual (mate) selection.

The Myth of the 20th Century interviews Tom Sunic. They discuss identity, US/USSR parallels and the forces turning the world into a giant Wal-Mart.

Malcolm for Mother’s Day. Do click through. Also, he asks ‘Why Evil?’: The Suffering of the Innocent. Racist Thing #108: of course it’s the Unbearable Whiteness of Farming. What great restraint the South Africans are showing restraining their murderous urges! (Maybe. “For now.”) Also, what makes old folks see doom. On how entropy relates to inequality: The Conservation of Entropy.

Dr. Spencer on what’s causing the warming in Global WarmingTM.

Z Man starts the week on what the latest round of Progressive fury is telling us. The Left has nothing new, and the Right, even less: Modern Political Escapism. Also, his thoughts on southern identity.

Steve Sailer gets an interesting comment on ‘Equality’ dominating politics.

On the Orthosphere, Bores, Babblers and Buffoons. It’s quite clever, but perhaps I think so because I’m boorish. On why college admissions should be sold for cash.

William Briggs continues his Summary Against Modern Thought: How God Uses Secondary Causes. How Nature published a paper endorsing indoctrinating children to “educate” their parents on Climate ChangeTM. I think they should call it the Pavlik Program. On a moral fallacy plaguing our times: The Consent Fallacy. Ianto Watt continues his guest post with On Islam – Part II.

Via Anatoly Karlin, Guillame Durocher’s Weeping for Notre Dame:

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I must then admit that I was not particularly moved by Notre-Dame burning. I’ve already made my peace with impermanence. I already know that the rot that is consuming France will in all likelihood kill this fair nation within my lifetime. My heart has already been broken. I have already wept for this. Who can claim, in all sincerity, that in a mere hundred years a nation will still exist on this soil – let alone a nation worthy of the name “France”?

Al fin on how the latest bout of space enthusiasm might just produce a change for humanity.

For Canuckistanis, Faith Goldy has an interesting look into tactics used to dox donors to her campaign for Mayor of Toronto last year. Canada, these are the people running your country. This is one problem with our nation: with only the individual left (after the gutting of family, church and common-interest social groups) the state ends up run by an oligarchy with no accountability. No matter what they do, you’ll be told it’s what you agreed to.

American Sun with Messrs. Landry and Pratt discussing serial killer Ted Bundy and his way with women. The Editors with some spooky stuff about Jeff Bezos. Part Four in a series of excerpts from the Myth of the 20th Century crew’s book Exit Strategy: Tactical Solutions.

Also, a quick little guide on what Populism means and how it is used, by the National Post.

Lord Black of Crossharbour gets a pardon, and a phone call, from President Trump.

Lastly, a time lapse video of the USS Abraham Lincoln transiting the Suez canal.

Keep on reactin’

Senor Blañco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 05/05/19

Alf has a son! All three, Alf, Mai, and junior are doing well. Alf also has a brief history of the Dutch Constitution (spoiler: it’s as malleable as Canada’s or that of the US…something about Cthulhu swimming left.) Also, his thoughts on Slavoj Zizek.

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William Briggs with his ongoing Summary Against Modern Thought. A special edition of This Week In Doom – Sex With Trees Edition. Also, This Week In Doom – Pedophelia Is An Orientation Edition. Both are confirmation we’re fucked. More evidence from Audacious Epigone. Guest Gaudia Certeminis with The Equality Act That Isn’t. Under ‘eye roll’: Researchers now claim there is no way to test for biological sex. Not surprisingly, Universities Are Doomed. Also, it’s probably a good idea to stop using P-values.

Anatoly Karlin with Don’t Cuck. It seems anti-cuck=frame maintenance=game.

Orthosphere on Self-Driving Cars (it’s short and worth it). Also, the One Basic Thing, a good essay on what monism means. Mr. Bertonneau on the Simultaneous Emergence of Language and Religion. Berdyaev Contra Kant. The Government is Always an Owned Business, or why a government which does not obscure its nature is best. Argument of the fall of man: God Made the Countries and Man Pulled Them Down.

‘No, just no’. You’re ‘woke’, now get to the next step, Sports Illustrated.

Sports Illustrated now be more wokeness. Clarissa with a good follow-up question. On why Big Tech loves transactivism. This was just too snarky not to share.

Evolutionist X with notes on When Things Fall Apart, Because It’s Ours. She opines on the memes causing the fuss: Death Memes Pt 1, and Part 2.

The Anti-Gnostic on Real News, on women’s sports and Venezuela.

Z Man with an interesting take on the breaking of feedback loops and why the elites are so far left of the rest. Why the Right keeps failing, i.e. why Charlottesville was a leftist victory. On democracy eating itself in Open Air Absurdistan. On Religion versus Capitalism, but more like how government and corporations now work together for control. RTWT. His weekly Power Hour podcast, on very fringe politics. Also, on the dangers of Right Wing Grifters.

Myth of the 20th Century with their weekly podcast, this week The Agricultural Origins of the United States.

GA Blog continues their thoughts on the Center in Moebius Strip.

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Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir, ákveðið ‘Já’.

PA Blog on Cobra Kai as an analogy to our times. His thoughts on Such A Landscape, a Polish song performed by Ewa Demarczyk, going back to 1967.

From a recent find, the Apocalyptic Revolutionary, with Lessons of the Old Left ¦ Gottfried:

This may answer a question that some members of the Alt-right have put to me: Why do white men submit to a political culture that demeans them? A partial answer is that they have undergone two forms of control. Their minds have been crammed full of egalitarian slogans and the politics of guilt in school, through the media, and even in churches. In recent years we have seen increasing discrimination against whites, and white men in particular—the controversy concerning Covington Catholic High School is but one of many examples. Still, many white men have not had to face the implications of their being unofficial scapegoats, for they are economically shielded and teeming with creature comforts—although, make no mistake, such conditions are not guaranteed to last.

American Sun on Ted Bundy and serial killing as performance art. The 4 Horsemen of the Economic Apocalypse, being part II of excerpts from Exit Strategy: Navigating the Decline of the American Empire. Mr. Landry with Five Friday Reads.

The Scholar’s Stage: Questing for Transcendence. RTWT.

Malcolm on bootlicking by Buttigieg. He brings attention to a great comment on HBD here. “An Extraordinary Legal Defect“, or “How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Know That Even The Mueller Report Itself Was Politically Motivated”. Plus, a service notice.

Canada has it’s own family of Jussie Smollets, and its (((THEM))). For Canuckistanis, crude, rude, but definitely not fucking ten-ply buddy, the Ensign Hour Podcast:

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 04/28/19

Due to my being out of touch for Easter, this week’s Cantandum is going to be a bit longer. For those new to it, it is a summary of articles that reactionaries may find interesting. I do tend to keep it simple. I’m a lawyer and every opinion I give during the week at the real job has to be carefully considered, referenced and sourced, and double-checked for consistency. So when it comes to blogging, I’m pretty off the cuff. There are some things worth saying that need to come from the limbic system.

On Easter

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The Lord Has Risen

The Orthosphere on the meaning of Christ’s suffering. William Briggs with Happy Resurrection Day! Anti-Gnostic with the Harrowing of Hell.

Audacious Epigone on violence against Christians Easter Worshipers.

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An interesting post-mortem on Notre Dame. From Clarissa, seemingly from a dissident left – signs of discontent. Filed under ‘nuff said‘. Also, on the next iteration of the degree granting college. Plus, the Costs of Diversity (the Wikipedia entry on Justine’s death, and her killer Mohamed Noor, is eye opening).

American Sun compares sold military souls in the US and Iran. On the American Empire’s Legacy of War. An interesting column on the fate of Christianity in the modern world. Mr. Landry on how Millennials got priced out of the housing market in Five Friday Reads.

Jim on Michael Knowles recent visit to UKMC. Quoting Jim:

Marxists, Human biodiversity deniers, Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warmists, and sexual difference deniers simply lie loudly and repeatedly. When one of their lies is rebutted, they ignore the rebuttal, and instead of responding, issue a dozen new lies, then return to the old lie, assuming not only that it was never rebutted, but that everyone, including the person who rebutted it, agrees that it is the obvious, unquestioned, and unquestionable truth – a style of debate that reveals that they know that they are lying.

If Marxists genuinely believed that capitalism was recent, or that the French Revolution was a capitalist revolution rather than an anti capitalist revolution, if Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warmists believed that global warming was causing a refugee crisis, they would respond to evidence and argument with evidence and argument, rather than telling you “the science is settled.”

The video of Mr. Knowles visit, which is worth viewing, given Knowles way of handling hecklers, by mockery and rejection:

Anatoly Karlin reviews Andrew Yang’s book The War on Normal People. Normally, I don’t spend much time on books from the Left, but this is worth a look, if nothing more, to see why Andrew Yang will eventually be burned at the stake.

Malcolm with a great sunset. Also, what Justice Scalia advised Christians to consider about socialism. Under ‘WTF’, a sanctuary judge in a sanctuary courthouse gets busted?!? The Cathedral has really upped its game if it is getting judges to do this shit. Especially as Massachusetts judges are appointed, not elected, so no need to show wokeness to keep your job (at least, unlike Canada, not yet). Also, on Michael Anton’s latest, the Trump Doctrine and ‘America First’ nationalism. If you have not read his The Flight 93 Election, you should.

GA Blog with more thoughts on HLvM.

Alf on the trials of Thierry Baudet. Plus, a follow-up here.

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A Subway Station Somewhere

PA Blog on Earth Day. A look back at communism and the surprise when it was found out the west had it too. Plus, the Miracle in Minneapolis. A link to A Ballad of the Burning Cathedral. A foray into modern pop culture.

Evolutionist X with interesting considerations on dignity. Followed up with Speaking of dignity, and politeness.

Signs of civilization collapsing, by Audacious Epigone. Also, on Our New Tech Overlords. Plus, More Migrants Please.

At Neo-Ciceronian Times, some tactics for the Dissident Right – We’re Not Going To Talk Our Way Out of This. Agreed.

Z Man on The Strange Death of Neo-Conservatism. Related, those conservative Lotus Eaters. His appearance on Happy Homelands. His thoughts on the use of the term ‘Dissident Right‘. He examines stagnation in the west in Beyond Archeofuturism. On Contempt of the People, and how the cycles of history don’t play out the same way every time. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour.

Woke Capitalism Is Our Enemy, at American Conservative. The article is okay, but the add-ons at the end were better. A taste:

It is like the architecture of today. It’s not worth fighting for, or caring about. Entropy, decadence, a feeling of contempt for the stupid, banal smallness of it all. I mean, what is liberalism today? What do our elites, our ruling class, look like today? Remember that guy with the parents who are very, very well-connected to Democratic Party elites, who got into Princeton by submitting a personal essay that was just “BLACK LIVES MATTER” repeated a hundred times? *That’s* our elites today. There’s the horrors of Communism, of political totalitarianism; but there’s also something else, maybe something that could best be analogized to “The Nothing” from the Never Ending Story. One of the things that’s so awful about today’s ascendant liberalism is that it is so ascendant and dominant and simultaneously so empty. The emperor has no clothes, and why bother to build families, institutions, communities, or anything else when one knows that one is too cowardly and pathetic to do anything other than go along with everyone else in pretending that the emperor isn’t naked?

Spandrell on debt and debt jubilees, worth an RTWT.

Mr. Briggs with This Week In Doom – Religion In Flames Edition. A guest post: Ianto Watt’s ‘Sing, Ye Gods, Of The Wrath Of Achilles‘, on paganisms, old and new. Mr. Briggs on a Flood of Evidence, which is notes on Bertonneau remarks on de Maistre’s Elucidation on Sacrifices. Also, on what play and fun used to look like. Guest Cranky Professor on Time Travel. A contest on who can parody Christianity. Coming full circle: This Week In Doom – Dead Christians Edition.

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Mandatory Smoking Woman Picture

The Anti-Gnostic on Totalitarianism, where we should have seen it coming from, as the barriers between the State and the individual ended.

The Orthosphere on that odd notion of Judeo-Christian…anything. Further, an interesting take on the origins and use of guilt trips. A small piece on what every little girl dreams of…being a tackle box, apparently. Plus, a great explanation of the Chinese Room Thought Experiment. Also, reasons not to buy into ‘Folk Psychology‘.

An article by Mr. Evan Charney, a university professor whose contract is not renewed for the raison du jour, a lack of safe space. He points out that the college campus PC cult largely defines its standards by leftist ideology. No one on the MAGA side is screeching about ‘safe spaces’, for instance. It is a distinction I had not appreciated before, as I thought it was due to the upbringing of Millenials, and not an ideology.

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Obligatory girl with Red Ensign picture. Thanks, Faith Goldy.

Lastly, for Canuckistanis, Throne Altar Liberty with True Allegiance and The Liberal Party’s Politics of Fear. Do RTWT, but here is a quote:

The other implication of these demands is that white supremacism is a significant problem in Canada and a realistic threat to our civilization. This is total bunk, a fact which nobody knows better than the Liberals themselves. It was a Liberal government in 1977, the government led by the father of the present Prime Minister, that passed the Canadian Human Rights Act after selling the Act to the public, with the assistance of the media, by generating a fear that Nazism was on the verge of being reborn here on Canadian soil. This had been facilitated by the formation of the Canadian Nazi Party which contained, maybe, one actual disciple of Adolf Hitler. It otherwise consisted of agents provocateurs supplied by the government and by private activist organizations that had an interest in seeing this legislation passed. There was not the slightest possibility of this group, or any white supremacist group, establishing a Fourth Reich in Canada but the manufactured, bogus, threat of such was used by the Liberals and their allies, to pass a bill which, despite its title, did nothing to protect the lives, property, and freedoms of people under the jurisdiction of Canadian law from the threat of abusive state power, but instead authorized state meddling in all sorts of private interactions and imported, from the Soviet system, thought police and tribunals which, since the media, except for a brief time about a decade ago when it felt its own liberty threatened, has largely refrained from criticizing or even reporting their doings, have been effectually allowed to function as secret police and tribunals. It was this system set up by the Canadian Human Rights Act, and not the phony “Nazi menace” invented to dupe the public into supporting it, which was and is the real threat to our freedom and order, civilization and way of life.

For modern Canadians…sound familiar? Remember, he’s talking about 1977 here. Make no mistake: Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada have stated publicly, in Parliament and elsewhere, that if you are Canadian then it is implied that you are by virtue of that identity a racist, a sexist , a bigot, and specifically, an Islamophobe. You must seek salvation for your inherent ‘original’ sin, and the only way to do so is by admitting your inherent defects, adopting the Liberal ideology and allowing them to dictate reality to you. It’s not about protecting anyone, or making sure people are protected. It’s about controlling you, your actions and your thoughts. It’s time, Canuckistanis, to stop tolerating this kind of bullshit.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

 

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 04/14/19

Applause! Mr. Tucker on leftist immigration hypocrisy:

William Briggs begins the week with Summary Against Modern Thought. Some clarity for Mr. Buttigieg: What exactly has God made? Notes on the beliefs of the intellectual dark web. Intellectual maybe…but certainly not dark, or even dissenting. They’re smart people, but in the face of the lunacy of Progressives, they are calling for a time out. They seem to be thinking that things will go back to normal if everyone calms down. I don’t think that’s coming anytime soon. On woke Teacher/Student evaluations. He asks and answers the question: Why Government & Corporations Grow Bigger? (Spoiler: positive feedback loop, caused by regulation.) A request: please share diversity statements with him.

The Orthosphere on the Primacy of Freedom, in part as an alternate to nihilism. A clarification of high art and its purpose. On Berdyaev: Why God and Personality Must Be the Highest Ideal. Also, From Judgement You Should Not Refrain. I liked this part:

For a man who is perfectly non-judgmental must also be perfectly apathetic. He will have anesthetized his will, and will therefore look upon every eventuality with perfect equanimity and indifference. If a scapegoating mob wishes to stone an adulteress, who is he to judge them? And if this scapegoating mob should turn and brandish its stones in his face, the non-judgmental man can only shrug, for he cannot say that an ignominious and painful death is less desirable than other alternative.

But from judgment you should not refrain. Your Christian duty is to rectify your will, not anesthetize it. Your duty is to judge justly, to temper your judgments with mercy, and to judge your neighbor only after you have judged yourself.

 

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Z Man blog finishes his trip to Finland, and The Journey Home. An analysis of the recent Congressional hearings on White Supremacy. On HBD: A New Ape in the Tree. His weekly podcast: April Grab Bag.

Evolutionist X with Trump, Mueller and concerns. Also, can one reliably distinguish low IQ and insanity (read the comments too). A comment on why desegregation is a bad idea.

Setting the Record Straight with all the Game Advice you’ll ever need.

Alf gives some advice on how to be happy.

Throne, Altar, Liberty looks at the Liberal Party of Canada’s troubles. Schadenfreude results:

The Liberal Party of Canada has, over the years, made itself odious to all sorts of Canadians but most consistently to two distinct groups who despise them for very different reasons. The old Tories of the kind frequently but erroneously called “Red,” (1) i.e., the ones who prize Canada’s British and Loyalist history, traditions, and heritage, her constitutional monarchy, Westminster parliamentary system of government, and Common Law, her ongoing ties to the British Commonwealth and who associate all of this with an older, more organic, more rooted, vision of society than modern, individualistic, commercialism see the Liberals, quite correctly, as a party of rootless, modernizers who can conceive of value in no terms other than those of a price tag and whose goal is to sell out the Dominion and everything for which she once stood to Yankee capitalism for a quick buck. On the other hand, the rugged, rural, inhabitants of the prairie provinces of the Canadian West whom the Liberals and their academic and media fellow travelers dismiss with “redneck” and other, worse, epithets, have long loathed the Grits [old name for Liberals] as being a party of totalitarian socialists who a) tax them to death, b) ignore, or worse, aggravate, their economic difficulties, and c) display the same arrogant contempt towards them that the Obama/Clinton Democrats display towards middle and working class red state Americans. Both of these negative views of the Liberals are entirely valid. (2) Someone like myself, who has belonged to both groups simultaneously for all of his life – a Redneck Tory, would be one way of putting it, I suppose – has particularly good reason to look upon the Liberal Party with utter abhorrence.

Gerry falls a bit short. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, a Liberal, oversaw the creation of Alberta and Saskatchewan from territory the Canadian government already held. He and his fellow Liberals have treated AB and SK as colonies ever since. And engage in plunder and rapine when it suits their ends. We always do better when ignored by Ottawa.

Audacious Epigone on Guess Who Is Interested in White Supremacy?

Filed under “then they came for the for the milquetoast”, Sir Roger Scruton gets sacked as Chair of the Building Beautiful Architecture Commission. He’s one of the few who might be called an actual conservative, but he’s also mostly harmless. His removal shows the fist of progressivism tightening in the UK.

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American Sun on racial IQ differences. Also, on Joseph Biden (it’s brilliant). The false premise under the Benedict option: parallel polis. Ending the week: Five Friday Reads, with extra Lovecraft.

The Big Scene is the Anthropological Basis for Anarchist Ontology, on GA Blog.

Malcolm on creating white nationalism: How to Start a Fire. Also, on selective censorship: Slavery, Abortion, Heresy. Plus, his thoughts on the seasons.

Clarissa on Trump’s Betrayal.

Al fin on Murder Near and Far.

PA Blog with a link to Murdoch Murdoch’s latest: What do you want to be when you grow up? Plus, his thoughts on Songs About the City at Night.

The AntiGnostic asks Why Are We Still In Afghanistan?

Lastly, from Mr. Briggs, a particularly terrifying This Week In Doom – Big Sister’s Hate List Edition.

I’m wondering how long before the sex-reassignment of children is revealed to be based on, well…nothing good. Further, some parents mentioned in the news seem to be finding having a transgender child fashionable.

What are the ‘reassigned’ kids going to do when it turns out they were sold lies? Now, these kids are called “regretters”, because, you know, mutilating them is perfectly normal, so they’re not victims, but simply unhappy with their decision.

In a common law country like Canada, a child is presumed not to have capacity to enter into a contract, and unable to consent to sex before a certain age. A child cannot make an informed decision to change their sex. It appears they are being led down this path by deluded parents and experts.

Future peoples will look back at this era, and in spite of our technology they will say that we were spiraling downward towards savagery, committed to a doomsday cult, sacrificing our children in more and more sadistic ways, all to status-signal. “They had the best lives of any humans that had ever existed”, they will say, “but they wasted it all through some collective derangement.” I understand that a civilization in decline is likely to keep on declining until it is done, in the same ways all the others before it did. But I bet we could at least get a Marcus Aurelius type respite going for several dozen years.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco