Sunday Morning Coffee 10/03/2021

I really do not like the MSM in Canada. They really are just phoning it in, for instance, this little nugget:

Despite claiming to be austere stewards of the country’s finances, no party ran on reducing debt. Which means that for now, the electorate has given the new government licence to spend to fuel a robust recovery.

This was written in the context of the recent Canadian federal election. What this fine columnist for the Financial Post is saying is that if no political party runs on a promise to do something, then the Canadian electorate is deemed to give them free licence to do the opposite. Notice how the electorate is without any agency by this logic. It would not be so galling, except this is how governments in Canada tend to act. Also, note the assumption that somehow government spending can cause a robust economic recovery. World War II is an example, but I have never seen it work since I was born. Canada’s next recovery will only come when governments open up natural resources to foreign investment and stop the endless grift of regulatory and judicial approvals. On to the suggestions.

Mr. Soldo gives an excellent summary of discontent in the EU, including Swedish immigration policy, Hungarian politics, and German Green Party.

Gerry T. Neal, at Throne, Altar, Liberty, ties sacrifices, scapegoating, at the ‘anti-vaxxer’ label together. Very well done.

Let’s see if it even makes it to press time, before the Twitter squad removes it.

Severian at Founding Questions asks why the US regime has not take its revenge?

The infamous Spartacus letter. It is a comprehensive look at the lies and conspiracies around the FAUXVID virus and crisis. I am not sure what to think of it, but if you are interested (links to a copy at Zero Hedge).

Banned Hipster asks: Why Democrats Hate Working Class People? Governments and elites really are trying to, with each election, replace all the voters with ones they like more.

(Funny, I type “the rulers elected new voters” into Google, and the first two hits are Elections Canada websites.)

Sunday Morning Coffee 09/26/2021

Alf is back. He’s got an explanation of the decline of the West, and so much more. Well worth a look see. Glad to see you back Alf.

Niccolo Soldo has his own Substack, Fisted By Foucault. He does a weekly summary of some interesting articles for the public, and last week’s was a look at the USA-UK-Australia alliance, removal of Hungary from the EU, Europe’s about turn on immigration, and other articles. Read it here. He also interviews UK based TERF Mary Harrington. Well worth a read.

Jim discusses hyperinflation. The thing with Jim’s Blog is he will spend a lot of time responding in the Comments section, and that’s where the gold is.

Robert Luongo modernizes Wallace Stevens The Emperor of Ice Cream for our FAUXVID stricken times.

Banned Hipster looks at the gullibility of the general populace:

In modern advanced democracies, politics is more like a Hollywood film, and the voters are spectators. Political campaigns are pageants, and voting is merely a form of market research, polls taken to discern which subplots and characters are more popular than others. Making the point even more obvious, the most popular President of modern times was a Hollywood film actor, Ronald Reagan, and the previous President literally, not figuratively, played himself in a reality TV show.

Rant…

Speaking of pageants and useless spectacles, the Canadian election is over. I called the return of the Liberals to the same minority position, and the inability of the Conservatives to conserve their holdings in the House of Commons.

It was $610 million spent on nothing. They’ve returned a spoiled, petty, malicious, idiotic child as Prime Minister. He is simply a marionette on strings, and yet they still put him back without knowing who held the paddles. He is a reflection of Canada, and that’s why the nation just fine with him in power, even when they cry out that he is ruining the country. To use the well worn words attributed to Joseph DeMaistre and Thomas Jefferson, Canada gets what it deserves.

Canada’s Social Media Profile

I think that one of the saddest things about the modern world… is that people live in a tiny time-slice of the present moment which they carry forward with them, but nothing remains… and there’s nothing in their experience which reverberates down the centuries, because the centuries to them are completely dark—just unillumined corridors from which they stagger with just a single sliver of light.

Sir Roger Scruton

Canada is known around the world as a strong and free country. Canadians are proud of their unique identity. We have inherited the oldest continuous constitutional tradition in the world. We are the only constitutional monarchy in North America. Our institutions uphold a commitment to Peace, Order, and Good Government, a key phrase in Canada’s original constitutional document in 1867, the British North America Act. A belief in ordered liberty, enterprise, hard work and fair play have enabled Canadians to build a prosperous society in a rugged environment from our Atlantic shores to the Pacific Ocean and to the Arctic Circle—so much so that poets and songwriters have hailed Canada as the “Great Dominion.”

Discover Canada Guide

Canada is defined in modern parlance as a nation. Justin Trudeau called Canada a ‘postnational’ country. Two things about what Trudeau says generally: 1) He’s usually just saying what he’s been told to say, and 2) there is a large cohort of sycophants around him who will affirm anything he says. He’s about maintaining his personal brand, and not much else. Ignore him.

So what is Canada’s self-image? Is Canada a mature and fully aware nation with no delusions? (It is certainly conceited enough to think so.) To answer, let’s start with what Canada might say about itself in its social media accounts.

To begin, Wikipedia:

Canada is a country in North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country by total area. Its southern and western border with the United States, stretching 8,891 kilometres (5,525 mi), is the world’s longest bi-national land border. Canada’s capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.

So far so good. Already we’ve established that it is big, has access to three oceans, and has major metropolitan areas. It is a country, so it is not considered a territory of another state. And, it has three territories, and a bunch of entities called provinces. Here is a convenient map:

Under copyright, but unable to find attribution.

The three on top are territories, and the 10 on the bottom are the provinces.

Politically, provinces are best thought of as independent territories (mostly British colonies, but it’s complicated) who joined in Confederation together in a unified country with a central authority that protects their combined interests. Territories are cut from land that was not unto itself a colonial holding per se of the British. It was land held by the Hudson’s Bay Company (by English Royal Charter) called Rupert’s Land, that Canada inherited after Confederation, in 1869.

What is this Confederation I speak of? Think 1867. This is when the nation of Canada began. It was at that stage that the separate colonies of Canada (further separated now into Ontario and Québec), Nova Scotia and New Brunswick combined into one Dominion (but still part of the UK), to protect their common interests. (Notice how close this is to 1865? The colonies were all concerned that since the damn Yankees had just finished their subjugation of the South, at the barrel of a gun by light of the South’s burning cities, the Yankees were going to turn their eye northward.) Prince Edward Island and British Columbia joined soon after. Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba were created from the Rupert’s Land territory already held by Canada and so ostensibly joined Confederation later. Newfoundland and Labrador was the last province to join, in 1949. This is a map showing how the internal political boundaries in Canada have changed over time, if you’re interested.

The deal the colonies agreed to in 1867, in terms of who got what powers, was actually an Act of the UK Parliament, called the British North America Act, 1867. Today, you can find it in the Constitution Act, 1867, as Canada has repatriated all the old UK law that governs the country. The 1867 act describes who gets what powers: skip to section 91 for federal powers, and the 92s for provincial powers. This is akin to the federal structure of the United States, but with many notable differences. (“We’re not Americans!” cries the Canadian.) Put short: if it’s external to Canada or crosses provincial borders, it is federal. If it impacts the daily lives of a province’s population within that province (education, health care, and commerce, but many other areas too), it is provincial. (This is way too simple, as there are other Constitution Acts, but that serves my purpose for now.)

So we’ve got both the political boundaries and jurisdictions covered. How does governance in Canada actually work?

Canadian Governance

We’ve seen there are two levels of government: provincial and federal. (Territorial governance (Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) is akin to provincial.)

According to the federal government’s Discover Canada guide (the one that recent immigrants and refugees get when they want to apply for citizenship), Canada is a federal state, a parliamentary democracy, and a constitutional monarchy. We’ve discussed the federal state above, so let’s discuss the other two.

Parliamentary democracy is, according to the Guide:

In Canada’s parliamentary democracy, the people elect members to the House of Commons in Ottawa and to the provincial and territorial legislatures. These representatives are responsible for passing laws, approving and monitoring expenditures, and keeping the government accountable. Cabinet ministers are responsible to the elected representatives, which means they must retain the “confidence of the House” and have to resign if they are defeated in a non-confidence vote.

A parliamentary democracy means that the principle law making and government accountability functions are handled by a gathering of elected (House of Commons) and non-elected (the Senate) members. A Member of the House of Commons is elected, in a particular geographic riding in Canada. You only need get more votes than any other single candidate opposing you to win a riding. It is rare for MPs not to be affiliated with a political party. These MPs draft bills which if passed  and assented to become law. You need a majority of votes to pass a bill. This is where things get tricky.

Who prevails in the House of Commons?  It cannot just be anarchy. The political party that wins the most seats typically forms a government. If they have a majority of seats, then life is good. They can propose bills and pass them without issue. Any other party whose members propose bills can be defeated just as easily. So what if there is no clear majority? Typically, the winner of the most seats still forms the government, but is in a minority position, and so must rely on other MPs or parties to support them to get anything done. The leader of the party forming the government is made Prime Minister, who is not the most powerful leader in Canada, according to the sources, but is head of the government.

There is also a sword of Damocles over the head of the ruling party. Should they not survive a ‘confidence vote’ (in which all MPs vote whether they still support the government or not), then the House of Commons is dissolved and an election is held. With a majority government, no problem, you’ll always survive a confidence vote if your whips are working. A minority government has to step lightly, in order to try and prevent confidence votes, and if one happens, to survive it.

The Senate is the second house of our bicameral federal legislature. Senators are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister, and serve until age 75. They seem to have strange alliances, but not party affiliations. There has been some noise about electing them, and Alberta has held elections for Senate candidates in the past. Sometimes the then current Prime Minister has asked those candidates be appointed, but is under no obligation to do so. The Senate is supposed to exercise a level of oversight over the bills passed by the House of Commons, and may propose their own bills too. (This senate is not like the elected US Senate. It is more akin to the UK House of Lords, but not a copy. “See, we’re not Americans!” cries the Canadian.)

(The same basic structure applies to the provinces as well. They all elect assemblies based on the Parliamentary model above, with one basic difference: they are unicameral and have no Senate.)

Just what is up with this Prime Minister? The Prime Minister is responsible for running the government. The buck stops here. They, of course, could not possibly handle running the behemoth that is the Canadian government, so they appoint some of their co-MPs as Ministers, and delegate some government business to them. Together, they form the Cabinet. If that is where bucks go to stop, though, who is the Prime Minister and his cabinet accountable to?

This is where constitutional monarchy comes in. I’m going to get editorial here and say that it is two separate things. According to the guide:

As a constitutional monarchy, Canada’s Head of State is a hereditary Sovereign (Queen or King), who reigns in accordance with the Constitution: the rule of law. The Sovereign is a part of Parliament, playing an important, non-partisan role as the focus of citizenship and allegiance, most visibly during royal visits to Canada. Her Majesty is a symbol of Canadian sovereignty, a guardian of constitutional freedoms, and a reflection of our history.

The Sovereign is represented in Canada by the Governor General, who is appointed by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister, usually for five years. In each of the ten provinces, the Sovereign is represented by the Lieutenant Governor, who is appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister, also normally for five years.

So, it’s really two things: a Constitution, plus a Monarchy. Our current monarch is Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, and she is the sovereign (“Her Majesty”). She is represented in Canada by the Governor General, and in the provinces by a Lieutenant Governor. (Pronounced “Left-tenant” in the Great White North, much to the befuddled amusement of Americans. “See, totally not Americans!” says the Canadian. “Just stop please” says everyone else.)

Prime Ministers and Premiers are not ultimately passing laws. They are advising Her Majesty, through her local representative, to enact the law they have put forward and passed in their legislatures. In the legislative process, the Governor General may assent to a Bill, in which case it becomes law, but she also has a veto. If Governor General considers a bill to be a bad idea, she can refuse to grant her assent to it, and it goes nowhere. The Governor General may also reserve their decision, to defer to Her Majesty to decide herself. But, I was unable to find where this has happened in Canada.

(So, Her Majesty has eleven representatives in Canada. How does she find time for anything else?)

But Her Majesty’s representatives also have another important role: proroguing or dissolving Parliament or a legislature. Proroguing means to discontinue a session of Parliament without dissolving it, just like sending the school kids home early for the day. They may also dissolve Parliament, which triggers an election. Usually, they dissolve a legislature on advice of the Prime Minister or a Premier. However, it is open for them to dissolve a legislature when Her Majesty feels they can no longer adequately serve her (which has also never happened in Canada).

On to the Constitution. This means the rules on which Canada is based, or the laws that all other laws are subject to. There are two primary written documents: the Constitution Act, 1867, which dictates how powers of government are distributed between Canada and the provinces, and the institutions on which the government is formed, and the Constitution Act, 1982, otherwise known as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This document is basically (put very simply) the codification of the UN Declaration of Human Rights into the supreme law of Canada, with some limitations and extra features that are uniquely Canadian. Other documents are incorporated as well (First Nations treaties, for example), as well as some unwritten principles, conventions, and royal prerogative.

You might notice some odd things. First, our Sovereign, Her Majesty, from where all government authority derives, is not Canadian, and resides in a foreign country. Second, she is not actually sovereign with respect to ruling Canada, as she is allegedly ruling with the Constitution governing her rule. This seems odd and contradictory. If it is true, then she is not sovereign, but actually accountable to those who may amend the Constitution, which are the legislatures of Canada and the provinces. Which she rules over. Seems tautological.

Canadian Law

Enough government. Let’s briefly talk about the Canadian legal system. All of Canada, except Québec, adopted the English Common Law, as well as Equity, at some point in the past. This is all judge made law, or law that evolved over time based upon rulings by judges. For instance, Ontario adopted English Common Law around 1792. So, all that judge made law was made Ontario’s law as well, but does not remain identical to English Common Law, but evolves on its own course, based on rulings by Ontario judges (rulings after 1792 by English Common Law judges can be influential, but are not authoritative). Canada itself also adopted Common Law, and has a parallel system of courts to what the provinces have. Québec did not adopt Common Law, but rather has a Code Civil de Québec, which is like Napoleon’s Code Civil, but has been modernized and adopted English law of Trusts.

One big thing to note though is that the final court of appeal for Canada, no matter what jurisdiction, is the Supreme Court of Canada. They can give rulings that impact the entire country, not just one province or federal law.

Also, legislatures can pass laws that override the Common Law, to “cure a mischief ” in those laws when necessary.

Canadian Culture

The guide is pretty much good enough on its own as a social media description of Canada. Notice though that the reference to Canadian culture is not what makes us all alike, but all about our separate origins. We know that origins matter, but for a government run by blank-slaters for last 50+ years, this seems odd.

English and French

Canadian society today stems largely from the English-speaking and French-speaking Christian civilizations that were brought here from Europe by settlers. English and French define the reality of day-to-day life for most people and are the country’s official languages. The federal government is required by law to provide services throughout Canada in English and French.

Today, there are 18 million Anglophones—people who speak English as a first language—and 7 million Francophones—people who speak French as their first language. While the majority of Francophones live in the province of Quebec, one million Francophones live in Ontario, New Brunswick and Manitoba, with a smaller presence in other provinces. New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province.

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Quebecers are the people of Quebec, the vast majority French-speaking. Most are descendants of 8,500 French settlers from the 1600s and 1700s and maintain a unique identity, culture and language. The House of Commons recognized in 2006 that the Quebecois form a nation within a united Canada. One million Anglo-Quebecers have a heritage of 250 years and form a vibrant part of the Quebec fabric.

The basic way of life in English-speaking areas was established by hundreds of thousands of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish settlers, soldiers and migrants from the 1600s to the 20th century. Generations of pioneers and builders of British origins, as well as other groups, invested and endured hardship in laying the foundations of our country. This helps explain why Anglophones (English speakers) are generally referred to as English Canadians.

But, also included is this little nugget:

Some Canadians immigrate from places where they have experienced warfare or conflict. Such experiences do not justify bringing to Canada violent, extreme or hateful prejudices. In becoming Canadian, newcomers are expected to embrace democratic principles such as the rule of law.

Plus, a nod to those Others:

Many ethnic and religious groups live and work in peace as proud Canadians. The largest groups are the English, French, Scottish, Irish, German, Italian, Chinese, Aboriginal, Ukrainian, Dutch, South Asian and Scandinavian. Since the 1970s, most immigrants have come from Asian countries.

Okay, got it. English settled the English speaking parts of Canada. The French settled most of Québec. The First Nations are here, but not mentioned as part of Canadian Society. There were others involved too, somehow.

Canadian Religion

The great majority of Canadians identify as Christians. The largest religious affiliation is Catholic, followed by various Protestant churches. The numbers of Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Sikhs and members of other religions, as well as people who state “no religion” are also growing.

In Canada the state has traditionally partnered with faith communities to promote social welfare, harmony and mutual respect; to provide schools and health care; to resettle refugees; and to uphold religious freedom, religious expression and freedom of conscience.

And, then these little paragraphs immediately follow:

Canada’s diversity includes gay and lesbian Canadians, who enjoy the full protection of and equal treatment under the law, including access to civil marriage.

Together, these diverse groups, sharing a common Canadian identity, make up today’s multicultural society.

There seems to be some omissions. First, what is the Canadian identity? They’ve just finished parsing out every single group that resides in Canada, but nothing describing what Canadian identity might be, except that you are First Nations, English or French. Also, what is surprising is that no mention of the United States of America, being a source of immigrants, culture, religion, trade, or economic relations is mentioned. One would expect that with the dominant Empire on the continent and in the hemisphere, as well as the entire world, it would have some influence on Canadian identity and culture. But, none mentioned here, so wow, I guess we somehow managed to do what no other nation, RIGHT NEXT DOOR to the dominant cultural, economic and military power in the world has ever been able to do before: be completely isolated from it.  And that, right there, is enough evidence, on its own, to show the guide is full of shit.

Alright, it’s time to stop this nonsense. I’ve dragged you through this muck to get to the thesis of this blog going forward: all of the above, while readily accepted by Canadians, is not true or is true in a manner of speaking, but not the manner they say it in. Much of Canada’s law or legal structure may be true de jure but is not de facto true. Foreigners observing from outside have a much better understanding of Canada than Canadians. I suspect this is because they are not swimming in the water of propaganda that Canadians do. I’ll be explaining this more in the future.

My purpose here for the next while is to hold up the actual Canada for Canadians and the world to see. There will be rants.

Odd, eh?

In the late 1950s, Canada was the 25th most populous country in the world. Today, it is 37th. Iraq has more people than the Great White North. Given the…ahem…attention lavished upon Iraq by the American Empire, how is it that Iraq is ahead? This is even more concerning, because Iraq is mostly desert, with a sliver of access to the Persian Gulf, and many not friendly neighbours. Canada has plenty of access to three oceans (two usable), several dozen huge rivers, some of the biggest freshwater lakes in the world (yeah, yeah, I know, Lake Baikal), lots of prairie for agriculture, very large oil, coal, natural gas and mineral deposits, forestry, with some produce and wine production in the southern areas, and modern national infrastructure which has been bombed zero times in the last 50 years. We’ve got a relatively friendly neighbour on our only land borders, in which we have a relatively free flow of goods and services (capital moves too, but it’s movement is not free). Canada’s population should have exploded after World War II. There is plenty of room for 100 million people, since there is plenty of room in our closest geographical analogues, Argentina and Russia, for populations much larger than ours. And yet…

Once upon an time, I was in Haida Gwaii. I went to the Canadian museum on the archipelago, called Saahlinda Naay. There are First Nations peoples here, who arrived long before Europeans. (First Nations are a giant political issue in Canada.) The museum is truly awful. It looks cool on the outside, but inside it looks like someone designed it based on the IKEA Billy bookcase. While in the museum, I heard a First Nations father and son talking about the exhibits, which I think showed artifacts of the First Nations from hundreds of years earlier. The son says: “Wow. Is this how we used to live?” Dad:”Nope. This is how white people THINK we used to live.”

Speaking of Haida Gwaii, on my way there I read an article about some brave, strong women who had received lots of funding to learn a dialect of a First Nations language on Haida Gwaii. The language is only spoken by about eight elderly people, and they are in their senior years, I am told. Shortly thereafter, I’m standing in Masset on Haida Gwaii and a truck pulls up in front of a playground. From the truck, a man says something in what is clearly not a European language to a child, I presume is his son. The boy responds also in the same language, and flips the man the bird.

I was in the Copenhagen Airport in Kastrup, Denmark. I was talking to one of the security people who handle the luggage scanning. She mentioned that some Canadians she met were very rude to her. I was aghast: I’ve been told all my life how nice and well thought of Canadians are abroad, everywhere in the world. I said I was surprised as Canadians have a reputation for being nice. She replied: “Canadians are not nice. They are polite.”

No one in Canada seems to know how much Canadians pay in taxes, as a percentage of their income. Between federal, provincial, municipal, property taxes, along with other levies and such, figures of 42% to 54% of your income are bandied about. That’s a lot of money. In the Roman Empire, according to Gibbons, the highest rate of tax was 0.75% of your property, under Augustus (or maybe Augustine).  This lasted almost no time, as Rome faced a tax revolt. Yet, in Canada, the roughly half figure has been a constant all my life.

The city I live in has had increased property tax payable for 30 years in a row. This stellar winning streak ended this year. Also, property values have doubled or tripled. All told, the real property owners in the city are effectively paying three to four times the tax they paid thirty years ago, in adjusted dollar value. Yet, the services from the city have only gotten worse, traffic congestion is up, the transit system is shit, and the police have basically stopped enforcing laws protecting private property, all of which are funded by those taxes. Our soon to be ex-Mayor once lamented that he only had $800 million dollars to spend on his pet projects once the essentials were paid for, and it was the hardest thing he ever did not raising taxes even more. This was during a recession.

In the 1950s, a big concern was that the Americans were going to come in and buy up everything. From the 1970s to the 1990s, a big concern was Québec separatism potentially breaking up the country. In the 1980s and 1990s, free trade was either going to solve everything, or make us destitute. Now, no one talks about these things. They’d all rather talk about Climate ChangeTM, [Insert vulnerable group name here]phobia, hating the ‘other’ side on the COVID 19 divide, and how all Justin Trudeau needed to do to be the best Prime Minister LIKE EVER was to say he is a feminist.

Last year I read a story about how, in 2018, the Federal Liberal government had made all kinds of pork-barrel promises to spend money on infrastructure work in ridings where their MPs were elected. Two years later, some opposition MP asked why the work had not started. A Liberal MP asked the civil service what happened. They responded that they did not know if they had even cut the cheques to pay for the work yet, much less if they could say why the work had not started.

I heard an interesting statistic the other day: 75% of immigrants  to Canada (not including ones from the USA I assume) move to the USA or move back home within five years of arriving in Canada. A significant number move to Canada as a stepping stone to getting into the USA. It must be the weather.

Try to find a reprint of a book written by a Canadian author prior to 1970 on the subject of history or politics. Hell, try to find PDF or free copies of such books. If the author’s name is not Grant or Burton, forget it. I recently bought a reprint of Freedom Wears a Crown. It was printed in Australia.

Did you know that in Environment Canada forecasting, they only use weather data from 1997 onward? So, if they are telling what the highest temperature on record for a particular day was, the year they list will never be from 1996 or earlier? Canada’s hottest years were in the 1930s and 1950s, so this seems odd. Unless of course, your mandate is really to sell the populace on climate change, in which case, limiting your data to relatively recent helps support the idea that OMG it’s getting hot out there thanks to muh climate change.

Lester B. Pearson allegedly resolved the Suez Canal Crisis, or so we are told. If he did, then the previous sentence is equivalent to saying “Lester B. Pearson was a patsy for the Americans”.

Most SJW types I’ve spoken to in Canada love the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is the codification of the UN Declaration of Human Rights into Canadian law, with some distinctly Canadian extras. And it makes the Declaration supreme over all other laws in Canada. This, the SJW types claim, is how Canada fights the evil white cis-gendered, heteronormative, English speaking, European blooded Christian men who spread colonialism across Canada. SJW types here though demonstrate their ignorance when they fail to acknowledge that it was largely a group of white cis-gendered, heteronormative, English speaking, European blooded Christian male politicians who wrote and enacted the bloody Charter in the first place. (I’m sure some were bilingual, but remember also, that Québec never ratified the Charter.) So, SJW types, what do you think these evil politicians did when they enacted the Charter: did they hand you power to fight them, or did they take it from you? The hardwired SJW brain implodes.

The Canadian media won’t shut-up about how the fall of Kabul and the disasterous withdrawal from Afghanistan is all Justin Trudeau’s fault. I shit you not.

COVID 19. What the fucking fuck?

What’s really going on here?

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 12/29/19

Via Amerika.

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

Al fin on the causes of European decline.

Alf at Garden of the Internet on Envy.

The American Sun’s short post on the likelihood of impeachment, and the self-immolation of the Dems in the House. In the included video, I think its quite clear Nancy Pelosi has actually had a stroke. They have a case study on the use of Libertarianism as a tactical ploy, in this case in the porn ban debate. The case for survival by exile and taking the Yellow Pill. Closing out the week: Five Friday Reads.

Amerika with a short summary of those in charge. Moving the Bureau of Land Management to Colorado may have been a pilot test to break down the Deep State. The winning strategy in Afghanistan is an exit strategy. What socialists and libertarians are missing: ways to solve the real problems confronting the West. On recognizing ‘Crowdism’ as a way to save the West. A comparison of Nationalism to the Nation and ethnic self-determination. Democracy has become small groups of fanatics duking it out over who runs the show. The viewership of network news programming seems to bear this out. Arguments against Humanism.

Two favourite Periscopes this week – Monday’s:

Humanity in the West is like a drunk man punching himself in the face for calling himself a racial slur. It has become beyond tragic, beyond comical, and now just reeks with the stink of a mental health ward.

Plus, Christmas Day, of course.

The Anti-Gnostic on the latest Star Wars movie, which is disappointing for neo-Americans, but that’s what you get when progress means gutting everything of meaning.

William Briggs with this week’s installment of his ongoing translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles, Summary Against Modern Thought: How Demons Sin. He will break the 7th seal in 2020, by releasing a book (in paperback and Kindle format) that will trigger all SJWs, progs and the pozzed. No Doom this week, but a call to comment on what’s been going on that’s good in the world.

Council of European Canadians with the most important task for white people in the new decade:

Whites people must begin to organize, explicitly, for their own legitimate interests.

Counter Currents with an F. Roger Devlin essay on why the human sexes are complementary, not equal. Why impeachment is a sign that Trump must be supported. Encouraging signs for 2020, including a UK prime minister who can read Greek and Latin. Morris V. de Camp looks back on 2019 and discusses how the JQ has resurfaced. An Intelligent Persons Guide To Race & Racial Differences.

John Derbyshire has a partial transcript from last week’s Radio Derb podcast on just how long it is taking to build the Wall.

Guillaume Durocher on Yukio Mushima and his guide to understanding the Samurai manual of conduct Hagakure.

Faith Goldy on Québec identity and a letter to the Catholic church expecting it to stand up for itself:

The Insight genetics podcast (with Razib Khan and Spencer Wells) does a decade in review of human genetics. Genetics is a field that must be under constant Lefty scrutiny (since race and sex, and soon intelligence, are social constructs) as genetic research can turn the Lefty narrative on its head. These guys manage to steer clear of the poz, so enjoy.

By way of Isegoria, the odds of a civil war in the USA. Tyler Cowen’s thoughts onCharles Murray’s upcoming Human Diversity.

Jim on impeachment.

Razib Khan: Islam is not a race. Also, he comments on a defence of the NYT’s 1619 Project, and its implications: The 2020s, the decade of taking everyone seriously but not literally.

RottenChestnuts on democracy not scaling beyong local communities, expertise, and to be wary of those who never question their own knowledge.

Malcolm on a new paper discussing the detrimental effects of trying to bury the heritability of intelligence, and deny that different populations may generally have different intelligence levels.

Morgoth’s Review on 2019 – The Year the Narratives Died:

At the Orthosphere, JMSmith’s comparison of odiuos and odorous comparisons, and the origin of magis paris quam similes. A dissection of homosexual pride, and why the Catholic Church is being abandoned.

Patriactionary notes the Pope is apparently vying to be the Antichrist.

Matt Ridley on humanity’s best decade yet, with some optimistic predictions for the next one.

RottenChestnuts on hyperbole as a defence against a defamation suit. He notes the Left is praying this becomes a thing.

At Setting the Record Straight, Aidan Maclear on Proles, Carpetbaggers, and Reaction.

Steve Sailer notes that California’s 21st century infrastructure will be up and running some time in the 22nd. Is clannishness based on geography? Maybe, says a new paper, and it might be more prevalent on an East-West axis than North-South.

James True: The Zeitgeist Argues With Ad Hominem.

Vanishing American II on the age split of UK voters in the last election. Also, Christmas greetings. He ponders why censorship is coming from private actors, and not governments.

VDH asks if America is headed towards “good” fascism.

Vulture of Critique reposts a comment on what modern Christianity has become. It’s not complimentary. Also, Trump on James Comey: “A Dirty Cop At the Highest Level. Scum.

Z Man on Dumb Ideas, which these days are not so bad, as most of our leaders clearly are not thinking, much less coming up with ideas. On the Great Cover-Up, or how no one is liable for the Deep State’s spying on Trump. The West moves towards consolidation, which means stepping down will be the only form of social mobility left. On the issues caused by forcing unlike peoples together, and a solution: No More Weirdos.

Keep on reactin’.

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 12/22/19

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Courtesy of Vanishing American II.

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

The House of Representatives voted for impeachment this week. Amerika sees it as a sign of a fracturing nation. RottenChestnuts sees it is a symptom and a feature of democracy. Vanishing American II asks: Where Do We Go From Here? Z Man explains that the impeachment is a symptom that US democracy is not what it seems.

The Brexit Bill passes, after Boris Johnson crushes it in the UK election. Occidental Dissent was the first to comment. People starved to death in the streets, hospitals shut down, the police and army were overwhelmed, there was pillage, rapine, and rape everywhere, and guys in stud leather and metal platting were killing women and children for petrol. Oh wait, that did not actually happen!

Now being serious, it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds early next year. I think the EU is much more likely to suffer as a result of Brexit, as other members will start leaving as well. Will the UK move towards a trade deal with the US or its Commonwealth co-nations (Australia and Canada are the friends with the best benefits). Next on my wish list for the UK: let the expulsions being.

Amerika starts the week with Brett’s Rule: “It states that whatever people tell you as narrative is not true, but whatever they act on when they have something to gain is, at least in their eyes.” An important consequence:

In the grips of a Narrative, most people go into denial by affirming the Narrative. It tells them something comforting, namely that they do not need to change, least of all to undergo the difficult process of self-actualization, maturation, and confronting the need for transcendental purpose, or that which discovers an order larger than the self, finds beauty in it, and seeks to maximize and nurture it. The denialists demand conformity to the methods used by everyone else so that no one must face the end of the temporary stability and pleasant distraction of denial. If everyone conforms and does the same thing, it seems as if the System is succeeding and the Narrative is absolute religious and scientific truth.

RTWT.

More from Amerika, on poor sleep quality. Amerika speaks to something BAP also spoke about this week: memes used to reduce morale among the dissidents. In Amerika’s case, the White Genocide meme. On the necessity of hierarchies, by way of example in corporate organization. Is it a white pill? A black pill? How We Can Escape Civilization Collapse. If we do not stop our current course, the results will be Auschwitz Times A Million.

Favourite Periscope of the week: Friday’s.

Bronze Age Pervert’s Caribbean Rhythms podcast this week is a total body detox, with a little thrown in about demoralizing the whites.

Audacious Epigone notes that impeachment is not working (for the Dems, at least). Here’s a look at demographic opinions on banning porn. He compares our current situation to Middle Earth in the Tolkien mythology. Some thoughts on concerns about anti-Semitism, along with a post on deviance from the Holocaust narrative, and how future non-whites probably won’t care.

Vulture of Critique with an extensive collection of links, summarized as ‘x just gotta x’.

Just Thomism on a modern psychological problem: viewing people as angels with bodies as pets. A look at Christ as technology, and the difference between that and human technology.

The Myth of the 20th Century crew does a year in review on this week’s podcast, with special guests Borzoi and Titus: the year in which the conspiracy theory went mainstream. It’s long, at 4+ hours, but well worth it. Do LTWT.

Morgoth’s Review asks if the modern city destroy’s men:

(Occidental Dissent agrees here.)

From Nature: a sharply worded letter of concern that the word ‘supremacy’ be all raycis! Steve Sailer comments here.

RottenChestnuts looks at what might just put western civilization in its grave: Dramarama. He also looks at the state, how it has been an object of worship in modern times, and the need to desacralize it: The Least-Worst Government? RTWT

Counter Currents with an eye opening story about what white blue-collar men face in their working world. A review of David Hoggan’s The Forced War, a second look at the causes of World War II. Hey Canucks, they’re coming for your hockey now. A post on Kshatriya, one of the four varna of Hindu society, and what it can teach us. From the Bhagavata Gita:

Kshatriya never flees from the war, he shows bravery, skill, chivalry and patience in the face of war. Donation to the society and protecting citizens (Kshatra duty) are the norms of a Kshatriya.

For content producers, Reactionary Thought posts a video on how to migrate your videos to BitChute. He also looks at internet platforms changing their terms of service and what it may portend.

Patriactionary on the US Department of Agriculture’s newest trading partner nation: Wakanda. Honk-honk.

Courtesy of Occidental Dissent, an interesting video on why modern architecture is not good for us:

Malcolm comments on JMSmith’s Orthosphere article last week on Reason as a tool, and sometimes a dangerous one. He reposts his prior thoughts on the political Right as a bulwark against entropy and decay.

Lord Black of Crossharbour sees Boris Johnson’s election as a pivotal move away from the lethargy of western Europe to a better alliance with the USA and the big Commonwealth nations.

John Derbyshire looks at two incidents of non-reporting of race in the MSM. They sure don’t seem to want to identify perpetrators of crimes when they are certain races. Which seems odd to me since race is simply a social construct…right? This week’s Radio Derb podcast is on building the wall (slowly) and US political matters.

Thomas F. Burtonneau on one of his favourite Russian songs (also Stalin’s favourite song):

By way of Isegoria, Orwell’s thoughts on loyalty, and how rebelling against an establishment may be supporting it.

The Scholar’s Stage on the life of Mormon President Thomas Monson, and how his NYT obituary shows you should never trust journalists.

Z Man on the feminism of the Right which now promotes the same ideas as 1st and 2nd wave feminism, just under the guise of tough and gun toting sexy girlzzz! (Ramzpaul responds here.) He looks at the Fed’s recent $500 million move, the repo (repurchase) market as a cause, and its place in a financial house of cards. (Audacious Epigone responds and develops it further. RTWT for both.) On Right Wing Cosmopolitanism, and its blind spots, which explains why Conservative Inc. cannot figure out why Boris and Donald are winning. He considers the various ways societies can be held together, and how the US was and is held together: Fear, Force & Convenience. This week’s Z Blog Power Hour features Z Man catching up on audience correspondence.

Razib Khan diagnoses Twitter behaviour.

Black Pigeon Speaks discusses Paris Syndrome, among other things:

Jim raises a good point about not using the words your enemy uses, lest your meaning end up being attributed to their meaning. To follow through on his advice is to need great courage to label their words as what they really are. Lord Hamilton once said something like…such an attitude is a sure way to have a mob trounce you about 15 minutes after you start. Jim also looks at Libertarianism, compares is to classical liberalism, and finds little difference.

An excellent essay at the Claremont Review of Books on the invention of victim categories in the United States, in particular with Mexican Americans Hispanics. It appears the creation of victim groups is a feature, not a bug, of democracy. We are seeing this dynamic play out to perfection in Canada. Our first proponent of victim classes as political blocks was Pierre Trudeau (father of current Prime Minister Justin). He made the ability to bribe victim classes with gibs and favourable government treatment a permanent pillar of Canadian law (see section 15(2) of the Charter).

Shylock Holmes looks at crimethink, and a ways to defend yourself against accusations of it.

The Zerothposition considers impeachment, compares it to the award ‘Hero of the Soviet Union’ under the old Soviet republics, and then makes a prediction on how abuse of impeachment may lead to Caesarism. RTWT.

Thanks to many generous readers, William Briggs is back on Sundays with new sources for the ongoing Summa Contra Gentiles translation: Summary Against Modern Thought: Sin in Demons. Greta Thunberg threatens to put world leaders up against a wall. For most world leaders, I’m fine with that. A “scientific study” that confirmed cops killing blacks reduces black birth-weight is retracted because…it was wrong. A special (((This Week In Doom: God’s Chosen People Edition))). J.K. Rowling gets attacked for defending a women who said that sex is biologically determined (Occidental Dissent also comments.) He closes up the week with This Week In Doom – USS Harvey Milk Edition.

PA Blog notes Nick Fuentes nailing it on the Capitalism/Socialism fake dichotomy:

 

Steve Sailer with another bit of news I thought was fake: Pakistani lawyers lay siege to a hospital and attack Doctors in retaliation for previous attacks. The State of California cannot afford to keep its streets safe and car windows intact. He has an excellent review, with a much needed lesson in false accusations, of Clint Eastwood’s new film, Richard Jewell, over at Taki Magazine. He looks at the response to Ms. Rowling’s defence of a woman who insists sex is biological, with a good theory about why we are seeing all this gender dysphoria madness. Another response from the WaPo, but do scroll to the end and read the caption in the screenshot.

Evolutionist X discusses the economics of 3D printing. She also has a links post with an open thread and a request for New Years resolutions.

American Sun on the real impetus driving the impeachment process: CIA spooks embedded in Congress and the Deep State. Henry Delacroix looks at the history of the Afrikaner mannerbund Broederbond, and the lessons it can teach you in building your own. On why the Star Wars franchise had to be emasculated, from guest poster Bad Billy Pratt. On John C. Calhoun, the US Constitution, and the reason why Somalis must settle in Minnesota: to wreck concepts of identity, opening the door for domination of the US population as a whole. A look at opium and drug epidemics generally, and lessons the US could learn from Mao Zedong. To cap the week: Five Friday Reads. It asks a question worth looking into: Can the US (the West, Canada, perhaps even North America) have its Reconquista?

At the Orthosphere, JMSmith discusses the lady who cannot return our love or show us mercy: the earth. He follows it up discussing the Blight of Telmarine Science, a science which robs us of our spirits. Some poetry on the consequences of wrongspeak: The FEAR. A fine follow-up about the meek maintaining order in 19th century Texas.

Filed under: ‘now be a good goy and watch this’:

Occidental Dissent notes that Christianity does not require equal love for everyone. A brief review of the long and seedy (is there any other?) neo-con / US intelligence service connection. An interesting post on why Luther was not the origin of Liberalism.

In the канадец Soviet Socialist Republic, Le Dauphin sends marching orders to four members of his cabinet to draft hate speech removal regulations for Canada. It will be interesting to see where this goes. He’s got a minority government, so he has to watch his step. This may go nowhere. Note the wording though: “regulations”. Regulations made by the Canadian government are not subject to debate by Parliament, but rather are passed by the Governor-in-Council, which will basically be Trudeau’s hand picked cabinet. Like most of his talk, this might amount to nothing. If it is passed, the only chance left to get rid of it would be by the courts and a challenge under the Charter, a cost not easily borne by average Joe. Maybe the internet service providers, or big tech, will challenge it, or maybe they won’t. Our media is already subsidized by Trudeau, so you can count on them to acquiesce all while trumpeting free speech. Trudeau demonstrates that he is a wanna-be tyrant who will make Canada his personal fiefdom. Congrats to all the sheeple who keep him in power; you’re getting the government you deserve.

Titania McGrath, so wokely:

Lastly, the winter blahs have got me down. Food and booze stopped working on the 17th. But Black Sabbath’s eponymous album always lifts my spirits:

Keep on reactin’.

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 12/15/19

Polish Memorial, Alberta Legislature

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

Boris Johnson wins the UK election in a landslide. Labour gets crushed…flat. Good riddance. Ulster and Scotland are not happy, appearing to want to remain in the EU. Occidental Dissent on the Left in the UK losing its mind, the most common outcome when they encounter reality, and a post-mortem on the death of the Labour Party. Brett Stevens posts his thoughts on the election over at Amerika, seeing the voters as starting to recognize that the Left cannot provide a strong, secure and stable society. Morgoth’s Review with a very interesting story about the collapse of the Labour Party:

Audacious Epigone on the coming bust of all those value bubbles, and negative interest rates. He runs some numbers on the Democrat candidates versus Trump, with some great graphics. He reveals a surprising find on abortion: ladies are more pro-life, men more pro-choice.

PA Blog on what we do not know about WWII, especially about a homeland for (((Them))) to be carved out of Polish territory.

Vanishing American II discusses how pity can be used against you. He looks at the ongoing never-ending grievances lobbed at the South.

Lord Black of Crossharbour gets blackpilled on Canada and the throne speech by our new minority government.

The Orthosphere’s JMSmith considers his blessings, including some nasty accidents that led him to make some changes. Bonald discusses his experience with various kinds of ‘woke’ training. How did that Alice Cooper song go? “School’s out!”? Actually, it was William Henry Davies. A couple of blogs worth noting: Malcolm Pollack leans towards Theism, and Deogowolf’s old site, The Joy of Curmudgeonry. If I had a post of the week, it would be this look at reason as a dangerous instrument: Beware the Jaws of Ruthless Reason.

John Derbyshire discusses the Fishmongers’ Hall attack in London and his hopes the US does not follow the UK in its self-immolation by immigration. His Radio Derb podcast this week in a mixed bag, including the UK election and the anniversary of the Fort Hood shootings.

Council of European Canadians looks at current writings on indigenous nationalism in Canada. Also, a black pill on the myth of white genocide, which Ferdinand Bardamu argues is actually a case of ‘white suicide’.

Shylock Holmes has a eulogy for his recently passed grandmother. RTWT.

Vulture of Critique looks at the history of the ATFs ‘Fast and Furious’ program, where they allowed and tracked arms sales from the US into Mexico, which are now showing up in all sorts of crimes, even in France.

VDH looks at the history of impeachment proceedings in the United States.

Throne, Altar, Liberty looks at the damaging relationship between environmentalism and socialism:

To understand why socialism is not a friend of true environmentalism, it is important that we understand the nature of socialism. Socialism is not being compassionate and charitable to the poor. Socialism is not “standing up for the working man.” Socialism is not the application of the classical idea of restraint to human greed. The many different socialisms that arose in the nineteenth century all sprang out of the same common idea: that the private ownership of property is responsible for most or all human suffering and must therefore be eradicated.

RottenChestnuts sees the impeachment and is reminded of 20th century chemical weapons strategy. He also has a rant about Basic College Girls…the ones running the impeachment show.

Evolutionist X does a little research on old time preparation of meat, and bluing (or aging) it.

The Scholar’s Stage discusses fissures appearing in Chinese society which may mark trouble ahead.

American Sun on how the Democrats have lost the narrative on the Trump fauxpeachmint. A look at ancient (and not so ancient) Aztec ritual sacrifices and Progressive white washing of the same. A look at changes to modern cinema including the insertion of liberalism into movies. They look at the Catholic faith and its parallel decline with Conservatism Inc. This week’s Five Friday Reads is particularly good. I thought the Afghanistan War was useless, and it’s shocking to discover that so did the people fighting it. Read both the article and the thread on it. They also point to this City Journal article on the costs of the Social Justice Movement, not in dollar terms, but I suppose in the immolation of meaning.

Dr. Spencer gets technical and discuses climate models that are not lining up with temperature data.

Jim discusses how progressivism is like the AIDS virus. He also discusses Good and Evil. From the comments:

Jim:

 

This post gives the definition of good and evil – that the words are just not an arbitrary assignment of the world into “us” and “them”.

 

This post was provoked by a complaint in another forum about me using the words “good” and “evil” – such childish, old fashioned, ignorant bigoted words that dismiss entire categories of people as less than human and shut down intelligent discussion between properly sophisticated people.

 

I revisited the holiness spiral, since that is what is turning the state religion evil, and addressed the Old and New Testaments to show that the definition presented here is consistent with long established tradition.

Both are RTWTs.

Amerika looks at the ‘Half Earth’ environmental plan, which would return half the planet to its natural state with its only planner being nature. This leads to a discussion of the difference between Left and Right conservationism. A quick review of Houllebecq’s Serotonin. A look at the deceptive public relations practiced in South Africa as a distraction from crime and genocide. The Four Horsemen: Part III – The Hedonic Treadmill, and Part IV – That Big Night Train to the Adios. On the similarities of the modern person and Tolkien’s character Denethor (from Lord of the Rings). A great post on porn and sex magik, constructive uses for sexual desire beyond release, and the use of porn, like empty carbs, to keep the masses docile. Who would have thought: Diversity Proves Incompatible With Free Speech. On Irony Poisoning:

Irony poisoning is when one’s worldview/weltshauung/reality tunnel is so dominated by irony and detachment-based-comedy, that the joke becomes real and you start to do things that are immoral or wrong from a place of deep nihilistic cynicism.

Favourite Periscope of the week: Thursday’s. It’s a daily thing and you should have them in your feed.

The Myth of the 20th Century podcast is on the Konami video game franchise Metal Gear.

A look at the reasons for the decline of rural America, with a visit to Imogene, Iowa.

Endeavour continues his Lies of the Enlightenment Series with a hard look at the concept of human rights:

Physics be raycis: Steve Sailer reviews a xirl science physics paper which discusses how the exclusion of black women from science contradicts the theory of General Relativity. (Go look at the picture of the ‘white-adjacent’ oppressors.) Mr. Briggs also comments, quoting extensively. Soon, we won’t need large particle accelerators to create Higg’s bosons, we’ll just need to check our hadron privilege.

Alf with spot-on wisdom about women and sex.

Anatoly Karlin looks at the Flynn Effect in Russia.

Al fin on the potential medical uses of psychedelics. On the consumption and inventory of oil and natural gas and how the US is poised to become THE supplier for world. We Albertasheiks have been aware of this for some time. The US has since I can remember aimed to control the world supply, but now is going to be a serious supplier as well. It’s not clear how long this will last. What is very clear to me is that as US production has increased, so has funding for propaganda against the oil sands in Alberta. It is a failing of our nation and sovereignty that Ottawa has bought right into it. Al fin also has a great essay on what science is, and remember, it’s not a database it’s a process.

Razib Khan on the end of the scientific culture:

This post is not an appeal. Or a warning. History marches on. I believe the time of wolves is at hand. Science will become magic. Prepare yourself. Who has the power? Shelter with them.

Malcolm quotes Attorney General Barr on the Russia collusion investigation and looks forward to John Durham’s investigation. He also considers brilliant people from the past who no one seems to know about anymore.

The Zeroth Position with a detailed essay on the mechanics and dynamics of Cancel Culture.

Murdoch Murdoch has an Ask Me Anything episode #3.

Counter Currents has a story about encounters with feminists and the barriers they place around themselves. On Nazis versus Commies, as to who was worse, and how the term is used by both the Right and Left. A look at the anti-Semitic roots of the UK labour movement. They also take a hilarious look at modern poetry by reviewing the current issue of Poetry.

Occidental Dissent with a brief history of Lutheran Orthodoxy. The traditional town run by Catholics: St. Mary’s, Kansas. A look at changes to modern conservatism in the age of Trump, and now Boris Johnson.

Steve Sailer on white privilege…to be beaten at the back of the bus.

Guillaume Durocher presents a translation of a quick article on the Great Replacement in Belgium by immigration.

Cambria Will Not Yield begins a three-part series of remembrance for Christopher Grey.

Just Thomism considers what love and belonging to another means.

William Briggs announces his sources for his ongoing translation of Summa contra Gentiles has been taken down. (I’ve been identifying it in error as the Summa Theologica for about a year. D’oh!) A gift for all just in time for Christmas: Briggs’s Guide to Modern Art. It’s all duct tape and ripe fruit from here. Conservatives do not want to ban porn. He closes the week with This Week In Doom: Disney/Marvel Cash In on Perversion Edition.

Z Man asks us to Never Forget, as our media is constantly introducing new scandals which keep us distracted from the things we should be concerned about. Z Man likes to talk about the parallels between our current political situation in the West and the French Revolution. He’s found a very poignant comparison and I worry he’s right. Our rulers seem to have completely disconnected from what actually concerns their subjects, in favour of maintaining their hold on power. For those aspiring to rule, liberal democracy has become nothing more than a never ending marathon of constant campaigning to the next election. Actual issues which need to be addressed are ignored. On the Community, another name for the ruling Cabal in Washington. On fiat money as an example of how our modern malaise is not about institutions which are bad, but rather, that those institutions are being wielded for bad purposes. The UK is finally dealing with the crime of the century, people making racist gestures, and dealing with them harshly. Will the next step be dealing with the south Asian gangs who use white girls for underage prostitution rings? Oh, wait, wrong racism. My bad. This weeks Z Blog Power Hour podcast is the Ben Shapiro show, and no, Ben is not a guest, but an piñata.

Keep on reactin’.

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 12/01/19

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Mykines, westernmost point of the Faroe Islands

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

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving in the United States. Happy belated Thanksgiving America!

Occidental Dissent notes the Left cannot leave it alone: on the Deconstruction of Thanksgiving. They also note various attitudes towards Thanksgiving, some good, some so wokely! Counter Currents suggests to whom and what to be thankful for. Steve Sailer has a fantastic topic for conversations at family gatherings. Z Man’s Happy Thanksgiving brings back the old ritual of beating Libertarians. Malcolm expresses thanks and gratitude in these uncertain times. Want more? Counter Currents lists some of its past articles on the holiday. By way of Isegoria, a list of all the Thanksgiving Posts. Audacious Epigone looks at who is celebrating by demographic. Best wishes from RottenChestnuts:

So be thankful for what you have, comrades-in-arms, for as long as you are blessed to still have it. Western Civilization has survived worse than this. We’ll be back… but the night is long, and twilight is rushing in. Be thankful for the light while it’s here. Happy Thanksgiving, and God bless.

Occidental Dissent reports that the Church of England blames Christianity for the Holocaust. Vladimir Putin compared the EU to the USSR, and predicts its collapse within ten years. On the pozzing of video games. It’s about bloody time: Democracies appear to be on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Why is China now a near superpower? Because Washington allowed it. Sascha Baron Cohen is wrong, as Wiemar Germany shows us censorship does not work (at least, for what he claims it does). On the malleability of Christianity over time as the dominant culture shifts. The strength of diversity is demonstrated once again in a London bridge stabbing. Shortly thereafter, the scene is repeated in the Hague. More details emerged afterwards. In the US, democracy does not exist for the working class and the donor class has the real power. They’ve found another extinct humanoid species in South Africa, bringing the total count for humanoid species to nine.

A diversion, a hike I’m hoping to do in a couple of years:

Razib Khan on Chinese Identity, genetics, and culture.

Alf reposts an old post on male archetypes, which he develops further looking at Jimian paths to power.

Cambria Will Not Yield on the perils of the hardened heart.

Jim looks at Trump’s efforts to drain the swamp, and resisting a Democratic colour revolution.

Ricardo Duchesne comments on immigrants as an instrument of societal undermining over at Council of European Canadians.

John Derbyshire’s Radio Derb podcast is a grab bag (at VDare), but do LTWT, if only for his bit on the Penis Museum in Reykjavík and the new Vagina Museum in London:

The Myth of the 20th Century crew has a special guest this week, Dr. Matthew Rafael, a Russian history and Orthodoxy scholar. They discuss the Russian October Revolution, its ramifications and compares the Soviet Empire to the modern American Empire. As usual, it’s very good so do LTWT.

The Zeroeth Position looks at economic fallacies of holiday shopping and Black Friday.

By way of Isegoria, posts with an excerpt from Scott Adams new Book Loserthink. An account of the gear carried by US forces in Laos during the Vietnam War.

Zero Anthropology reviews Giants: The Global Power Elite, by Peter Phillips, which attempts to answer the question: who is actually in power?

Throne, Altar, Liberty looks at Canada’s shift on the Israeli/Palastinian conflict, prompted by our Prime Minister, Captain Airhead. He also makes short work of arguments for veganism.

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Al fin with a grab bag of butt-snaking medical robots, space factories, and the green energy fiasco. On why men are funnier than women…because they have to be. Trump becomes a hero meme in Hong Kong after signing two bills meant to support human rights there.

Mencius Moldbug continues his new series at American Mind: The Clear Pill, Part 2 of 5: A Theory of Pervasive Error.

PA Blog on a meme worth posting (via Heartiste). He notes some parents are starting be models and provide guidance to their kids again…good news for GenZ, good news for us all.

American Sun provides a quick overview of the narrative management techniques in Impeachment Deux: Ukrainegate. 7 More Ways to Ride the Tiger, or how a young man can get buy in this crazy, doxing, cancel culture world. The Left hates you, and wants you to suffer, so act accordingly: Why Aren’t the Commissars Satisfied? A look at our future with surveillance so prevalent it creates a near Panopticon. An old essay from Landry on why the US should go to war with the Mexican cartels. An excellent post on the dynamics of the patronage economy.

Morgoth’s Review considers his options in the upcoming UK election. It’s blackpilled:

This week’s Bronze Age Pervert’s Caribbean Rhythms podcast is on art appreciation and fraud appreciation.

Just Thomism looks at justifications for transexualism. Also, metaphors for man as the image of God.

From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, why evolution is wrong because it makes you afraid of the wrong things: “Evolution makes you scared of: Immediate short-term threats…What actually kills you: Climate change (and other long-term threats).” To quote the magnificent TL;DR “citation(s) needed.”

VDH gives an overview of the impeachment proceedings.

Malcolm with a service notice, and he talks about impeachment a bit. He follows up with his thoughts on Modlbug’s latest Clear Pill post, with more follow-up here. JMSmith (of Orthosphere fame?) comments on status in academia. He sees hand prints in his neighborhood and it reminds him how human nature has not changed much.

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Glaciar Perito Moreno (south face), Patagonia, Argentina

Z Man looks at the impeachment proceedings from the last week. He notes the presence of a certain group. On the Democratic Presidential candidates and the signs of US political decline. He tries to watch College Football on TV, which goes as badly as expected. It does provide some very good lessons on why you should cut ties with the ‘Idiot Box‘. For his weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast, he looks at the mailbag and answers questions from viewers.

Audacious Epigone notes that it’s Zoomers who seem more supportive of gun rights.

Counter Currents on Sascha Baron Cohen’s calls for censorship online. Who was that guy who sang “Throw the Jews down the well”? Borat somebody… On why you should stop shopping for Christmas. Well, this explains a lot of what is happening in colleges and academia: a review of Herb Childress’ The Adjunct Underclass. They compare and contrast views on ecology of the Left and Right.

RottenChestnuts looks at the differences between revolts and revolutions; Part II, where he applies his findings to the English Civil War.

William Briggs begins the week with the customary Summary Against Modern Thought: The Power Of Psychics & Witches Is Not Morally Good. On the march to make university education worthless Equality: Universities the World Over Eliminate Testing. It has been reported that the Spooks are forcing their employees to wear LGBTQ affirming lanyards. It’s probably a psyop. HORROR! TERROR! On Black Friday, the Consumers rise, consuming everything in their path! (It’s an article so frightening that Señor Blanco and Liberae Sunt Nostrae Cogitatores deny all liability for any harm to readers who click that link.) This Week In Doom – Sacrificed Sheep Edition finishes the seven day march. He looks at a study claiming candles cause cognitive performance to decline:

But now my co-equal, or even main, goal is for you to develop less respect for science. To not love any scientific announcement with the same ardor you might have done in the past. Science, though it sure is swell, is no longer the shining example of intellectual acuity it once was. There are still areas in science and technology free from the currents, but they are decreasing. Besides, too much love of science leads to scidolatry.

Lord Black of Crossharbour on cancelling the Washington impeachment debacle that might as well be a TV series called Impeachment.

Guillaume Durocher with lessons from the life of Charles de Gaulle.

Setting the Record Straight has a novel take on the Trump Presidency, describing it in ancient terms as the struggle by a figurehead to actually take power, opposed by a dominant priestly caste: Chronicle of King Donald I. Well done Mr. Maclear.

Wrath of Gnon:

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National Review has a long and detailed article about misinformation and bad faith in the medical profession on transgenderism.

Amerika on the current woke trend of population control. Admit it: criminality is genetic. Thoughts on pipe tobacco, and its marketing as a reflection on our society. On the philosophical shift after the US Civil War, embodied in the Civil Rights Act and later, the 14th Amendment: in the year 1866. On the purity spirals of the Left and Right in the US. I knew it! Trump is LITERALLY (doing something similar to stuff done by) Hitler. On a cultural wave that could save the west. A quick look at how diversity killed the Rome, and how we are in a similar boat, plus a look at Nikole Hannah-Jones and the concept that racism is a symptom of diversity. This week’s news and Pipe Meditations, with a good introduction on the waning of the West. On Market Socialism, the dominant ideology in the West.

I encourage all to have a look at Amerika’s Periscope postings, which provide summaries of and links to interesting articles for your review. They are a weekday daily thing it seems. My favourite this week was Thursday’s. Here are Monday’s, Tuesday’s, Wedndesday’s, and Friday’s. (Too many references to summarize here. It’s well worth your time to check out daily or put in your RSS feed.)

Evolutionist X looks at how tall humans can grow, and what the limits are. She also looks at Finnish genetics, language and pre-history.

Patriactionary on the Thin Line Flags, or modified US Stars and Stripes as a form of identity for various state services. Seems odd. On why you should be interested in the film Ford v. Ferrari, because it’s pissing off all the right people. Chick-fil-A turns out to have donated money to some shady groups, including the SPLC.

81xbwq8xrql1778573786294998348.jpgSteve Sailer on a very short review on race differences. He poses a good theory on why Greta Thunberg, among others, have so many diagnosed mental disorders. There was a fourth spy in the USA’s Manhattan Project which contributed to the Soviet’s leap into nuclear weaponry and the Cold War. Hungary’s marriage and birth incentive programs seem to be off to a good start. His weekly Taki’s Mag column is a review of Michel Houellebecq’s Serotonin. David Frum accuses Tucker Carlson of being a shill for a white nationalist alliance centered on Moscow. Get back on your pills Mr. Frum. This kind of shit shows Canucks are also capable of sheer lunacy: pereceived weakening of their privileged status is killing white people. Speaking of, on declining life expectancy in America. He notes a very entertaining conspiracy theory for the 1999 Chinese Embassy bombing in Belgrade.

 

I’m not sure how I got to this, but an interesting essay take down of the book Why We Sleep. Read it just to dispel some very common myths about health hazards from lack of sleep.

The Orthosphere begins the week looking at the origin of the terms ‘glower’ and ‘leer’, as related to Greta Thunberg, and on climate strikes lacking conviction. They ask: is America a vampire? A look at Rosalind Murray’s The Good Pagan’s Failure.

To close, Clutch covers my favourite CCR tune:

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

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 11/24/19

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Bonilla Point, Vancouver Island

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

American Sun starts us off with an essay on Trump’s attempts to route around the Deep State, how they are similar to Nixon’s efforts to do the same, and how this has resulted in the same countermeasure: impeachment. The best defense is a good offense: Self Defense Against Clown World Part II. Bad Billy Pratt guests, on the new Disney Star Wars streaming series The Mandalorian. Where he went with this was unexpected: Somebody Elses Yoda. The Antigroyper guests with a short history of the Groyper meme. Earl Shetland continues the series Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 07: Bogdanoff. Mr. Landry describes his experiences in helping opiod addicts in his community, a must read, and gives 10 articles in a special Ten Friday Reads (no Five Friday Reads next week.)

Bronze Age Pervert’s weekly podcast is on how you are being poisoned. LTWT. Bodhi Bronson of American Sun posts a review of BAP’s 11th podcast episode here.

A short history of Xi Jinping and why he attacks China’s ‘historical nihilists’, at Scholar’s Stage.

RottenChestnuts makes a troubling and apt comparison of the current political showdown in the USA to this scene from Apocalypse Now:

The scene could very well take place on either the Democrat or Republican side.

By way of Isegoria, violent behaviour is actually rare, and usually shows up when people are confused and/or helpless. A radical proposal to bring back child labour, which is an excellent way to protect them from an “education”.

Murdoch Murdoch announces Ask Me Anything 3 and is taking questions on YouTube:

The Orthosphere compares Jose Ortega y Gasset and Gabriel Marcel on the concept of the Mass Man.

PA Blog looks at an Andrew Anglin article on the seven options in the neoliberal sexual marketplace for young men. The root article, We Are All Incels Now, with general advice for young men is also worth an RTWT, here at Daily Stormer. Also, on the magical age of 27, and the strange sacrifices the music industry makes of its stars.

Throne, Altar, Liberty says “thanks, no thanks” to actor Michael Moriarty’s reasonable response to Don Cherry’s firing: Canada must join the United States of America. Besides the ftw factor, Gerry accurately surmises that the more we become the US the more leftward we drift. Besides, we’re already a vassal state, and that’s more than enough. He also discusses Chick-fil-a, woke capitalism, and how business is not (and was not really ever) a friend of the Right.

Malcolm with poetry on inductive reasoning, and political correctness as an attempt to kill it (selectively). Bowie asked if there was life on Mars, and an article on claims there was and is.

Morgoth’s Review hate reads the Guardian, who is in love with IKEA’s new advert shaming people into buying things they don’t need spreading Christmas joy.

I note in the original ad that the characters don’t actually fix what is wrong in their house or their lives, but just use stuff they buy at IKEA to cover it up. That’s an excellent metaphor for our times. He also continues his series on the archetypes of the Left, this time on the Abomination:

The Myth of the 20th Century crew has a podcast on the highly innovative Bell Labs, where among many things, microwave antenna design testing led to the confirmation of Cosmic Microwave Background radiation.

GA Blog has a great post on Languaging Practices, which put simply is how language use applies to culture.

Z Man discusses possible motivations and goals for the ongoing Ukraine impeachment thing. He looks at the intolerance of progressives as tactics in a War on Reasonableness. The tide is going out on Conservatism, leaving many of its cucks naked on the beach. He has blackpills on healthcare (Feeling like a managerialized meat stick used to milk insurers? Talk to your medical service distribution node today about whether BlackpillsTM are right for you. Side effects may include doxing, cancel culture, and crimethought.) This week’s Z Blog Power Hour podcast is of the highest calibre, on marketism, or the tendency to attribute value to things only in respect of how they increase economic value or activity.

Prime Minister Trudeau announces his new cabinet:

Evolutionist X reviews Why Warriors Lie Down and Die, which describes the impact of the welfare state on the Yolngu people of Australia. Their experience no doubt relates to the general malaise found in the West. This is something I’ve pondered for a while. My fellow Canucks, go look at a local First Nations reserve. It is very close to the experience of the Yolngu. You may avoid it, but your kids are going to be living in the same conditions. The federal government’s disdain, paternalism, neglect, and barely disguised chauvinism against First Nations is now present at all levels of government, and being extended to all people in Canada who are not part of the ruling elite. This will accelerate as Le Dauphin’s reign continues. Ms. X also considers the Urge:

Man in his natural state, upon reaching adulthood, is struck with the urge: the urge to travel, to struggle, to conquer, and ultimately triumph (or die trying).

Migration is a goal of the young.

To be young is to struggle: against nature, against society, against himself, against the elements, against hunger, against failure.

… …

Modern man, in modern cities, is deprived of struggle. The land is already cleared. The houses are already built. The food arrives pre-killed in the grocery store. The map has already been drawn and your GPS tells you where to go.

We have made ourselves a paradise and find it wanting.

An article on how social media is driving divisiveness in our societies, over at the Atlantic.

Throne and Altar on gratitude to “real” Americans, being the descendants of those around the time of the Constitutional Convention: Honor Among Fake Americans. Also, status and democracy as rule by the media: The Trouble With an Aristocracy of Virtue.

Counter Currents has a review of the film The Lighthouse, which appears to have the creep factor in spades. On England’s pagan roots. On conspiracy theories, their safe use, and their use as distraction. A history of the ‘Paid Piper’ of Conservatism Inc., Charlie Kirk. They look at Venice, recently flooded, by seemingly vengeful waters, and by African ‘immigrants’. They ask if the good times has ended, as demographic replacement continues. Why does Detroit decline while Minneapolis thrives? Severinus has your answer here.

Daughter of Albion looks at the what is reducing the birth rate for Europeans, given that over 90% of women in Europe want two or more children:

Anatoly Karlin on what intelligence experts think about various topics, including who is the best source for new on intelligence (Steve Sailer!).

Patriactionary on the latest trend in corporate service shysters – DIE: Diversity, Inclusion, Equity. (Steve Sailer noticed this too. When I read his article, I thought it was parody.) He notes that Chick-fil-a has stopped donating money to organizations criticized by LGBTQ groups. Veterans of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army have formed a new association in Ontario.

Vanishing American II quotes Carlyle on the immutability of the laws of nature. He also posts on the generational rift between the Boomers and…everyone else, and how it is misplaced, divisive, and not based on facts.

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Lone Lake, Waterton National Park, Alberta, Canada (Before the 2017 fires).

William Briggs, Statistician to the Stars, begins the week with his ongoing translation of the Summa Contra Gentiles: Summary Against Modern Thought – How Psychics and Witches Really Work. The Current Pope creates a new category of Ecocidal Sin. Those who disagree are the embodiment of Satan Hitler on Earth. The must read review of the must read book Bronze Age Mindset. Go RTWT, right now. I’ll wait… He discusses what ‘randomization’ is in experiments, and when it is useful. Ianto Watt guests, and continues his series on Clovis and his Anti-Arian army. It’s on the work of Bartholomew and Francis to reunify the Church, and not for good reasons. So much doom, so little room: A Special Pre Doom Friday: Bloated Tranny Edition, followed up by This Week In Doom: Chick-fil-a’s Cuck-a-Doodle-Do Edition.

Just Thomism on why only humans are moral. A look at the resurrection of Christ, and what difference it makes in your life.

This week’s Radio Derb podcast discusses among many other things, Mrs. Bill de Blasio, wife of NYC’s mayor, and her bang-up job spending a billion dollars on…stuff. A partial transcript is here. It is also available on YouTube:

Steve Sailer on Bloomberg apologizing for reducing murders in NYC. On the madness at the ACLU, or perhaps, the Ministry of Truth. Some historic news on the genetic disease fighting front. His weekly Taki’s Mag column is on the film Ford versus Ferrari. It’s another story about white dudes, so I’m sure it will flop. The NYT has updated the DIE (Diversity, Inclusion, Equity) acronym to the much more appropriate DEI. It’s good to know who the new god is. There was a coup in Bolivia? At least Steve and Tulsi noticed. He also talks about Sacha Baron Cohen’s recent ADL speech on the need fof censorship, and how this is consistent with his other characters. Speaking of famous Kazakhs, how the Cossacks culturally appropriated from the Kazakhs. Iraqi Defence Minister gets busted for welfare fraud in Sweden: diversity is our strength is a long con. He posts on something I’ve been considering for a while: what happens when all those children being ‘transitioned’ now sue their parents, the state, and all those medical professionals whose prescriptions and surgeries ruined and mutilated them. Steve sees this as a golden opportunity. For my part, it looks like an excellent pro bono opportunity, claiming disbursements only. A bit of satire: no biological basis for the family.

Council of European Canadians on Apocalyptic Environmental Fantasies, and their use as justification for progressive policies which are otherwise madness.

Audacious Epigone on the IQ of white folks by state. The leader is the District of Columbia. Who would’ve thought. The comment of the week is on politics, and how there is no political discussion going on anymore.

Titania McGrath reviews the latest Charlie’s Angels reboot:

Al fin on no trust in or for China. He has a look at the costs of Green Energy, and how the more of it in your jurisdiction, the more you pay for electricity. AI in psychiatry is becoming a thing. Blackpills, on demographics, living conditions, plus other miscellany. He notes that Sweden is now cutting back on services and support for seniors. Those must be the gangs Denmark is trying to keep out. Who else would it be?

RottenChestnuts on how the Left ended up loving the ‘spooks’, and why they are stuck there now.

Cambria Will Not Yield calls for Europeans to maintain their faith in the face of their Liberal overlords, and to reject pride in intellect and therefore reject Satan.

James True on how US politics is like professional wrestling.

Occidental Dissent looks at the WokeScience curriculum now being pushed in Washington State:

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Also from Occidental Dissent, a look at accelerationism and mainstream recognition of it in a Vox article. The Whitehouse reverses policy towards the West Bank, in favour of Israel, saying Israeli settlements there are legal after all. An RT article on five reasons why corporate America goes woke. Italians appear to be amenable to some racism. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel gets indicted on corruption charges. He shares a great video on the Great Replacement:

More OD: on the American Greatness Symposium and Conservatism Inc. gets what it deserves. A Southern history lesson on Herrenvolk Democracy, looking back at a different time in US history (pre Civil War), when State sovereignty was high and State citizenship was what mattered.

Dr. Spencer discusses recent articles on how climate extremism has won the battle for hearts and minds.

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

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 11/17/19

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

Remembrance Day was early last week, and I posted separately on it. Occidental Dissent comments on Armistice Day here, asking why the hangover from the World Wars means continuing military entanglements and death. Evolutionist X discusses one potential reason why: people are intelligent but prone to mistakes, and even the dumb ones kill few; systems, on the other hand, when stupid can kill millions. Anatoly Karlin posts a translation of Egor Kholmogorov’s Russia and the Great War: Victory 100 Years Past. It’s an RTWT.

Glenn Ellmers at American Mind reminds us that we’ve been through way worse and risen above it: Stand Up and Fight!

Shylock Holmes is asked, and answers, What Exactly Do You Want? It’s from a political perspective, on what the totality of the Right wants in common, and what might achieve it.

Occidental Dissent on his personal trip through identity politics, conservatism, being a dissident, and his view on all those things coming from a Southern context. Demographics are destiny in Virginia, although its only racist when those to the right of the Overton window say it. Now, the Democrats of Virginia are taking another run at Confederate monuments in the state. He looks at the latest trend in housing, which seems to involve living in a pod so small if it was prison, it would be a sacred human rights violation. He looks at the beautiful, progressive dance between the Center-Left and the Center-Right, and the Atlantic Magazine’s hope that after Trump, everything goes back to normal. Noel Ignatiev, who did not live long enough to see his desired end to whiteness, lives on in Pete Buttigieg. Emmanuel Macron does not like Nationalism, saying it is the equivalent to war. Judging from all those terrorist attacks, and the church burnings, I think Macron has another kind of war he should be worrying about. Need an update on the wokeifying of the UK? The latest is here.

Audacious Epigone on those claiming to have no religion. He posts a map showing the average IQ for each state.

Throne and Altar considers why Pope Francis is allowing idolatry in his church. Also, an examination of the concept of Anonymous Christians, being those who are unconsciously Christian.

Just Thomism on why the human race can be evil at times.

VDH on the coming ‘1984’ election:

Like it or not, 2020 is going to be a plebiscite on an American version of Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four. One side advocates a complete transformation not just of the American present but of the past as well. The Left is quite eager to change our very vocabulary and monitor our private behavior to ensure we are not just guilty of incorrect behavior but thought as well.

The other side believes America is far better than the alternative, that it never had to be perfect to be good, and that, all and all, its flawed past is a story of a moral nation’s constant struggle for moral improvement.

One side will say, “Just give us more power and we will create heaven on earth.” The other says “Why would anyone wish to take their road to an Orwellian nightmare?” The 2020 election is that simple.

(And as a counterpoint, Z Man replies: The New Order.)

Alf at Garden of the Internet with how to work and play well with other men. He also discusses the Jews and their decision to reject Christ.

Morgoth’s Review on massive land development taking place in his part of the UK, turning green into large-scale housing and retail:

Roy Spencer on the failure of Climate ChangeTM models to reflect reality. I had no idea frost flowers could be a thing in the Deep South, but here they are.

PA Blog on Poland’s Independence Day, and what a normal country looks like. On the arc of life, when we peak early in life, and a talented young singer worth a listen.

The Orthosphere’s JMSmith on his ancestry and his personal motto: Spit no Fire, Eat no Dirt. His very good essay on Paul’s first letter to Timothy, and how contentment means not whining about your current circumstances. No really, please don’t…we are currently in the grip of such people and they are really messing things up. An essay showing Conquest’s Second Law of Politics in action, with Amnesty International as an example. On the difficulties man faces because he is a part of two worlds, the heavenly and the earthly.

Black Pigeon Speaks on political discontent and the real probability of Caesarism in the West:

Steve Sailer: “Do you ever get the impression that as our culture gets More Woke it also gets more in debt? Funny how that seems to work…“. On Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and how it toppled Rationalism. News that the Russian military wants to use genetic testing to determine where a soldier can optimally serve. On what genetics can tell us about cuckoldry over the last 500 years in Europe. Razib Khan notes it is not as high as the word on the street tells us, and is more likely in urban areas.

Jim discusses Trump’s rhetoric on Caesarism. Maybe Trump is serious, maybe not, but it sure is fun watching him troll the Left.

Anatoly Karlin is getting more active again: “Beyond Meat” is a Big Broccoli Psyops, and he taste-tests the local offering.

Vanishing American II in defense of fundamentalists.

Z Man on day two of the Mencken Conference, and why reason and facts are no longer a way for the Right to appeal to its base. He also discusses the Groyper rebellion, and how Conservative Inc.’s inability to even handle its questions is very telling. He discusses materialism, and how history will view the American Empire:

In the long scope of things, the American empire will be seen as an entirely artificial construct, built on the wreckage of Western civilization. The two great industrial wars that opened the 20th century exhausted the people spiritually. This includes the people who claimed to have saved the West. The cultural achievements of the American empire, such as they are, reflect that lack of spirit. The American empire and the culture around it is a lifeless zombie shuffling through time and space.

Speaking of such a history, he looks at theories on why societies collapse, and what they tell us about the US Empire today. This week’s Z Blog Power Hour podcast is Libertarian Bashing.

Council of European Canadians asks if the 21st Century is the worst time for men in our history.

Guillaume Durocher has some career advice for young men. It’s good advice for men of any age.

William Briggs gets the week underway with Summary Against Modern Thought: The Works of Psychics & Witches Aren’t Entirely Natural. He gives a roll call and discusses the Midway battle, the new movie version, and the cyptographers involved in the early stages of the Pacific War. Over half of Americans polled don’t like the idea that boys identifying as girls are dominating girls’ sports. You know, the fact that the prior sentence is even coherent shows how messed up the West is. He provides another example of why you should never rely on p-values. On the ongoing politicization of science: Science Pozzed – Data Equality Edition. What’s next, sending space probes to distant stars to get consent from alien species before taking pictures through telescopes? To close out: This Week In Doom – Height Dysphoria Edition. An excellent post by guest Ianto Watt, on what Clovis I, King of the Franks and pain in the ass to the Roman Empire can teach us about the political strife in the USA and across the West:

Real men never fall for this ‘evolving’ crap. They know who they are. They know who God is. And they don’t confuse the two.

RTWT.

The Myth of the 20th Century podcast discusses the Amish, who are much happier than you, English.

Radio Derb’s podcast is on the ongoing impeachment drama in the US, and on Swiss preparedness. The Swiss have decided not to include coffee as an essential emergency supply. Now we invade!

Malcolm is back. He posts that Denmark is now instituting border checks with Sweden to prevent Swedish gangs from shooting up Copenhagen. Hmm…I wonder which Swedish gangs the Guardian is referring to? The BBC feels no need to discuss such things. He also discusses Pete Buttigieg’s chances versus Trump in 2020. (Buttigieg is now the leading Dem in Iowa caucus polls.) He does a cover version of the David Bowie song Heroes.

Al fin notes the state of the US economy, and how Jamie Dimon, CEO of Chase, thinks it’s as healthy as ever. He finds a trade school where 100% of grads get jobs! On energy news in the US, with a focus on nuclear power. On how very distracted we are these days, and ways to deal with it.

Cambria Will Not Yield: Rejecting the Liberals’ Ghostly Bargain. The bargain being their offer to rid you of all sorrow if you reject God, and therefore, your humanity.

Counter-Current’s Spencer J. Quinn rediscovers an old song, with a surprising twist that gets him discussing the evolution of his views on the JQ. Do RTWT. A deeper look at the unrest in Chile and its demographic. The Katie Hill scandal: Is it empowerment? Is it the last gasp of the Patriarchy? Is it #metoo backfiring on its loudest proponents? Robert Hampton considers what’s going on. They review a Matt Tyrnhauer film on Roy Cohn, political manipulator extraordinaire. Counter Currents releases two books by Savitri Devi, a National Socialist in WWII Europe. She documents the post Allied victory de-Nazification in Gold In the Furnace, and her own arrest and prison sentence for pro-National Socialist activities in Germany after the war, in Defiance. They post a review of Alain Benoist’s Against Liberalism, a long but good one, and there is an audio version as well. A look at the persecution prosecution of John Demjanjuk, a Ukrainian and Soviet soldier in WWII, accused of being a Wafen SS member and hounded for his alleged crimes by the US, Israel, and Germany, until he died.

Setting the Record Straight on The Best Reason to Oppress the Gay.

By way of Isegoria, a look at what Liberalism meant to the founder of the Economist magazine. If that was the prevailing attitude, the ongoing trend to reduce everyone to their economic value is explained. How broadcast TV was an experience we could at least share with others, and how Netflix has deliberately broken that, now competing even with our need to sleep.

The American Sun’s Fred Watson Jr. on his switch to a keto diet. A quick look at the surprisingly long history of virtue signaling. The Polish short-film series Dekalog is discussed, and what it implies for spiritual transcendance and the rule of Law. Serial Experiments Cybernetics continues with Layer 06:KIDS. Henry Delacroix looks at next year’s initiative to repeal Proposition 13, which will increase property taxes to businesses in California.

Via Patriactionary, a Quillette article on the Luxury Belief Class, or how progressive values have become status symbols amongst the elites.

RottenChestnuts on the coming US Civil War II: It’s Inevitable? Plus, a look at how things will finally fall apart. Why do young people love socialism? Because it gives them what they are lacking most: meaning. “What rule of law?“, he asks:

The fact is, American “justice” is whatever the Left needs it to be today. Rules are just suggestions — the Constitution is a “living document,” which means it says whatever the Democrats need it to say at the moment. These are people who claim to sincerely believe that women can have penises and men can have periods; you think the phrase “shall not be infringed” means anything to them? At least Stalin and the boys had the good grace not to change the accusations right in the middle of the fucking show trial. Watching the “impeachment,” it’s clear that, like Obamacare, we have to convict Trump in order to find out what he’s guilty of.

Evolutionist X with a parody post on the sciencism behind the historical scientifism of light switches…I think.

Patriactionary discusses what it takes to create a classless society. It was not so long ago we had this. He also notes the opinion of John Zmirak, that the test for allowing new immigrants in should be purely political. His thoughts on Don Cherry speaking out about poppy wearing for Remembrance Day:

Mr. Cherry is a well-known and controversial hockey commentator in Canada. He speaks his mind, and he often strikes a cord with Canadians because he’ll say things people think but cannot speak aloud. Such as…that people should wear poppies to commemorate those who died in service of the Empire, the Monarch, and the nation. The backlash is predictable. The media lines up its commentators and enough POC to spew scripted sound bites about diversity, immigration, tolerance, crimespeak and multiculturalism. They remind me of children in grade school who, while holding their hands as high as possible and squirming in their desks, can’t wait to put their wokeness on display for show and tell. Of course, you don’t stop a holiness spiral after one turn, and so Mr. Cherry was fired on Remembrance Day for his progressive sin (via Occidental Dissent). Seeing adults act this way is repulsive.

Frank Vaughan summarizes our anger:

The fact that, ahem, over the last four-plus years, it has become acceptable in Canada to go after someone’s livelihood because they express an opinion you do not like, (or as so eloquently put by a wannapundit at the CBC, the opinion merely need be unpopular or a financial liability) is actually what is divisive in our society.

But that’s just how Remembrance Day goes down in 2019: remember those who suffered because an 85 year-old man said hurty words, and call for him to be fired, then celebrate his loss.

Cherry becomes my hero when he refuses to back down, (and appears on Tucker Carlson to boot). Throne, Altar, Liberty agrees, noting the more we react to progressives and their persecutions as Mr. Cherry did, the less likely we are to see more of it later. Council of European Canadians links to a Ressurection Europa video on the subject, noting that woke commentators at the CBC saying Cherry’s comments are backlash against the inevitable multiculturalization of Canada. Patriactionary sees Cherry’s firing in terms of shareholder classes, and you’ll never guess who holds Class ‘B’ shares? I believe those shares have a negative dividend which is paid to Class ‘Oppressed’ voting shareholders. The lesson to be learned comes from the Vancouver Sun article at the beginning of this paragraph:

Shakir Mousa, who came to Canada from Iraq roughly 30 years ago, said earlier Monday he was hurt and disgusted by Cherry’s words and worried they could ignite hatred and discrimination.


“I come from a dictatorship country,” the Montreal resident said. “There is a real appreciation for Canada and what Canada represents … I appreciate what democracy is and what liberty is and the freedom that we enjoy.”

He is inadvertently right, the country he is from is a dictatorship…a theocracy under holy progressivism. Z Man explains the phenomenon more generally:

Today, this has moved from simply not buying stuff from a business owned by a bad thinker to committing one’s life to destroying the bad thinker and anyone foolish enough to not share the same hatred. The whole woke movement is a blood lust, an effort to cause real harm to people by denying them the ability to live. Climate activism, as expressed in that essay, is about destruction. Everything the writer sees as keeping him from reaching personal fulfillment must be destroyed.

It is not a politics of self-interest, as the so-called conservative would imagine. The modern leftist is like a bear protecting her cubs. Any perceived threat is met with overwhelming aggression. You see it in the language. They conflate ideas and statements with actions. Holding a contrary opinion makes them feel unsafe, as that opinion is viewed as violence. They need safe spaces, by which they mean the removal of anything and anyone that contradicts their sense of self.

And the end of the day, Cherry could often times come off as a bully. Some folks did not like it. So what? He’s a bully on a T.V. screen, not in your face.  What he has to say would not diminish anyone with strength of character. Which is to say, he’s guaranteed to trigger the poor SJWs. Those who called for his sacking lack a spine, and their inability to deal with a differing opinion shows they are the very weakest of weak.

To close this out, Endeavour has a great video over at Bitchute on what Remembrance Day means to him, and how the controversy around Don Cherry’s firing and the larger demographic trends in Canadian society diminish it.

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

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton is published every Sunday, morning-ish (Savannah, GA time).