Cantandum in Ezkhaton 06/02/19

Tis the season where I’m on the road most weekends. Hence the lateness of this week’s Cantandum.

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Our Statistician to the Stars, Mr. Briggs, begins the week with his Summary Against Modern Thought – the ongoing translation of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologica. This week’s post is There Is a Hierarchy of Intellect. Statistics: On bad trend analysis. On the Fetus/Person divide, now delineated by ‘viability’. A very special Midweek in Doom: All Israel All the Time Edition. On the resurgence of UFOs. A bit startling: on the Post-Approval efficacy of pharmaceuticals. A particulalrly apocalyptic This Week in Doom – Pope Reaches Out to Furries Edition.

The French Senate pushes to have Notre Dame restored to its original state, over Macron’s attempts to create something modern. Progressives around the world really do live in a bubble.

Guillaume Durocher with all you want to know about the EU Parliament elections.

Does Global WarmingTM cause more tornados? Probably not, according to Dr. Spencer.

12 Obsolete Manly Activities and What You Can Replace Them With, from The Babylon Bee. I’m gonna be a Chadish Oppresive Patriarchal Shitlord and order you to RTWT.

PA Blog on revisiting old 80s movies. He’s right, they were much better times. And it’s true: Gen X was raised with an impending sense of doom. The Cold War ended and took nuclear fears with it…but it did not take away the sense that we were playing with fundamental forces we did not understand. Those forces turned out to be innate characteristics of humans themselves. After almost 30 years of unrestrained progressive ignorance and manipulation, that fear was correct.

Via Clarissa, MLK gets #metoo’d. Somehow it’s news he was an adulterer and had unsavoury proclivities. The author of the original article (here) had been writing about this since the eighties, if memory serves. It only becomes a hot issue now because it can be used to virtue signal. I remember about ten years ago CBC radio broadcast many MLK speeches praising the man. How times change.

The Orthosphere with the origins of “like it or lump it”, and “hunker down”, and its echoes in Stoicism. On the Music of E.J. Moeran. A great essay on T. Lothrop Stoddard and his works, particularly on the Haitian Revolution and parallels with our current social upheavals. Maybe it’s the Sea Peoples, the Atlanteans, later day Roman’s, or it could be us: Mr. Bertonneau discusses Life Among the Ruins. Richard Cocks with an in-depth look at Social Justice. Well worth an RTWT.

Anatoly Karlin on Bioleninism and its uses in the 21st Century. Spandrell replies: RTWT.

Jim on eating. Lots of good stuff in there. And he’s right, diet soda makes you fat. I don’t know why either, but my anechdata agrees.

Z Man starts the week with a discussion on the fallout from Russiagate. He’s noted an interesting lesson about ruling that the Clintons have taught us. Further, the price of prosperity and confusing it with economic activity. His thoughts on politics repeating the past, for the following reasons:

That’s probably the single biggest cultural problem facing America today. The Baby Boom generation is not going to age gracefully. Instead of picking which one of their kids will take their keys away, they will keep a white-knuckled grip on the wheel until the country goes over the cliff. Nancy Pelosi should be in a rest home right now. Instead she wanders around the capital in her bathrobe and slippers, the third most powerful person in the Imperial government, unable to remember her own name.


That’s where we are now. America is a country ruled by cucks who are afraid of the future, so they rummage around in the past. They’re like children putting on shows for their parents, wearing their clothes and singing their songs. It’s all echoes of the past and cucking to current fads. It is an entirely useless ruling elite that will have to be wiped away, before we can face the future. Barring an asteroid strike and societal collapse, it means waiting for the great Baby Boomer die off to clear the path forward.

He also discusses the recent EU elections as a demonstration of why winning the Little Fights is how change has to take place. And he mentions doughnuts…mmm doughnuts. A piece on what Whitey wants, and what Whitey is wise to. His weekly Z Blog Power Hour podcast, on the EU elections. His thoughts on where the relationship between Americans and there rulers is headed.

Al fin with a surprising article on home schooled children being overqualified. Something about learning useful stuff, instead of indoctrination.

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The Myth of the 20th Century crew with this week’s podcast: The Management Myth – Taylorism and the Origins of Scientific Management. It’s really good: do LTTWT.

Evolutionist X with a grab bag: Back Row America, Back Row Bronze Age Europe. Apparently, diversity was not a strength for Globular Amphora culture in Poland either. Also, an interesting overview of the evolution of horses.

Steve Sailer on the Great Awokening over at NYT.

The Scholar’s Stage on how to save the Humanities.

GA Blog on Market Capillarism.

The Ensign Hour podcast, on how Ottawa is going to save us from online misinformation.

The Ensign Hour crew mentioned Disgruntled Leaf Network, a YouTuber who has been steadily putting out videos for a couple of years. They’ve got interesting material. I advise the following for a taste: Of Maenads and Men.

Malcolm on America…not just a Proposition Nation. Related, Anti-Gnostic on Remembrance Day. Quick thoughts on political happenings in Europe. Malcolm also notes Mueller’s tactics, akin to Scots Law, to smear Trump, and the very differing perspectives on the matter: Rashomon.

An article from City Journal on the decline of Christianity in the West (i.e The Decline of the West). This is something I am seeing more of: the idea that as Christianity has declined, so has the West. Reactionary says: ‘duh’, although it’s showing up in the normie media as well. Maybe Jordan Peterson and others are helping to show the source of the decline after all.

American Sun begins the week reviewing some works of Alexander Dugin and how they might help us find a way to a post-liberal West. On futile pro-life efforts: Pyrrhic Victory in the Land of the Dead. Jake Bower provides a look Jim Thompson, a post-WW2 writer of pulp fiction: The Grifter’s Guide to America. What the upcoming civil war might look like: The Creeping Danger of Memetically Stochastic Assassinations. Ending the week: Five Friday Reads.

Steve Sailer on Speaking Power to Truth.

I wish I had seen this earlier: Faith Goldy on the tightening fist in Canada. Big Junior is watching you.

To finish, some very cool pictures of Norway. Skål!

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

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Cantandum in Ezkhaton 05/26/19

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There is nothing like being out of cell coverage with not a photon of Wifi service about to give one time to clear one’s head. The internet really is information overload. I suspect this current societal upheaval, with its talk of a civil war, is actually a response to what the internet has revealed: modern Progressive liberalism does not work and it never did. It’s a sham whose facade is held up by sacrificing our social capital and our prosperity.

Its Messiah, Barack Obama, came and went, and things only got worse. Ms. Merkel implemented its highest ideals, and a million migrants later, her nation was in chaos with its women being assaulted and raped in the streets. Canada’s own Saviour, Le Dauphin, Justin Le Premier, rode a wave of Progressive promises and became the top politician in Canada. His reign has been less than four years and Canada has never been more fractured nor perceived as more weak and simultaneously corrupt. What is most startling is how very quickly, when actual Progressivism is implemented, things turn to chaos.

The pending civil war we keep hearing about is I suspect two different camps forming in response. One, is doubling down on Progressivism, possibly lamenting that it has never actually been tried, but more often, nubes thinking they discovered a new social justice cause when in reality all those causes are history, most being recycled from the civil rights movements of the middle 20th century, if not much earlier.

The other feels something is wrong. They’re not quite sure what that is, but they feel it. You don’t need to be a goaltender to know, in your gut, when it’s time to replace the goaltender. They sense that our nations are not working properly and the system is not producing what it’s supposed to. In the reactosphere and the dissident right, we see the system producing exactly what it is designed to, which is a way to power.

It never worked as a way to uplift the masses, because Progressivism has always been an exercise in ignoring reality in the hopes of realizing an ideal, by denying facts about race, genetics, language, abilities, and the sexes. It has been tried with ever increasing fervour for over 200 years and it’s only getting worse. I’m in this camp and as you are reading this, I suspect you might be similarly inclined.

From WrathofGnon:

Looking for Heartiste? He’s on Gab.

Aidan Maclear sets the record straight on what to say to normies about abortion. It starts by dismissing the “cuz science says so” arguments and shifting the burden of proof.

Zero Anthropology on the movie used as a propaganda campaign telling myths about the Brexit vote, and a different movie, which let’s folks talk about it.

From James True, a bit of future-history, The Man From Katuah.

Audacious Epigone on what, now that he said it, is obvious about the porous border between the US and Mexico.

Al fin discusses the problems of socialism and a way forward: The Government is not the Country.

Malcolm on society as an organism: Conservation of Entropy, Part II. Also, those stupid nationalists – Jean-Claude Juncker calls out Le Panier de Déplorables.

William Briggs with an overview of Florida’s anti-… laws. Last week’s This Week In Doom – Mandatory Insanity Edition. The latest installment of his ongoing Summary Against Modern Thought: God Uses Angels and Demons. Mr Briggs also has a new book, an old book, an online course, and a donation button. Via a commenter, a summary of a paper on models with some not surprising consequences: V.I. Arnold on Models. He issues a challenge: what if young Earth theories are true? Closing the week, This Week in Doom – You Will Love Butt Brother Edition.

Clarissa’s answer to the question: Who Gains from illegal immigration?

The Ensign Hour’s latest, a grab bag on the state of things in Canada:

A interesting article on modern literature and how in attempts to flatter the reader, it makes them impoverished thinkers.

Myth of the 20th Century with their weekly podcast, on torture and the Abu Ghraib Scandal during Iraq War II.

PA Blog with the best (shortest) immigration debate ever. On Military Leadership and Diversity. A Prediction for England. He translates Elegy of Fortinbras, the words one reasonably assumes the Norwegian king had for Hamlet upon finding Denmark destroyed from within.

Z Man with his Z Blog Power Hour Podcasts: a particularly good The Roots of Our Madness. The first part hit hard for me. Do LTTWT. Z Man attends American Rennaisance, Part I and Part II. On Ethno-Fanaticism, or ways forward from the current attempts at globalization:

The old national identity used to function as the strong force that subordinated the local and tribal, in favor of the national. While France could have plenty of local flavor, so to speak, the strong force of French nationalism bound all those local tribes together like horses pulling a wagon. As that strong force is deliberately weakened, nothing has come to replace it, so the weak force is taking over. The response by elites is to attack group identity by writing the people out of their own history.

Also, on Privacy on the Technology State. His weekly podcast from last week: the May Grab Bag. On conspiracy theories and what they tell us. Z Man also gets the inaugural Double-Quote of the Week award with Citationism, an explanation of the footnote laden mess passing for academic writing these days:

When people stop looking for gaps in their own knowledge or in the prevailing orthodoxy, they no longer have much to say. The lack of curiosity used to be the end of an academic career. It was when the old guy was put out to pasture, gaining the “emeritus” label. Today, a promiscuous lack of curiosity is a requirement for anyone entering the media, the academy or the official public space. As a result, we have a class of academics and public intellectuals, who are a circus of banality.

Alf on Defecting From the Right. Plus, Putin is being used as a boogeyman, or perhaps just a scapegoat. Arguments against copyright.

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Evolutionist X with some bad logic from the Left: The Idiocy of Categorical Purity. She also has a grab bag with Some Interesting Things. (Which includes this indelible description of being red-pilled, over old Vietnam War photos.) On Bio-Thermodynamics and Aging. On a lesson from the history of medicine: Be Careful What You Rationalize.

Filed under ‘so many red pills’, via Apocalyptic Revolutionary, an article on the US government backed non-violent resistance intellectual Gene Sharp. It’s long, but it help connect the dots on all those Colour Revolutions over the last half century.

The Orthosphere on how to be a college administrator Witch Doctor. On expressions of identity through music, Slavik style. A not-so-subtle sample:

Followed up with Alfvéns Midsommarvaka, a sample of Swedish classical music. Also, no description needed: Belief in “Evolution” is not Necessary for the Dissident Right. Some thoughts on self flattery. Also, on folks who write, but probably should not: Playing My Part In the Great Work of Social Destruction.

Jim on When the Rot Set In, for Ms. Clinton and the East India Company.

Throne, Altar, Liberty with an essay on the economic history of Puritanism: Ethics and Economics.

American Sun on doxing and Five Friday Reads. Ryan Landry and Billy Pratt with final comments on Ted Bundy. Superlutheran on Nietzsche, the Übermensch, and advice on recovering from sickness. On Network Strategy, being the fifth excerpt of the Myth of the 20th Century crew’s book Exit Strategy. When the Methodists fought the ‘poz…and the Methodists won.

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The other Five Friday Reads – on Memorial Day. It includes a perfect capturing of the Zeitgeist by Thierry Baudet, who reviews Sérotonine and gives an overview of the work of Houellebecq. Do RTWT…like your society depends upon it.

The Anti-Gnostic on Memorial Day and the troubling things they seem to be dying for these days.

Steve Sailer on Southpaws, and some fun answers for job interview questions.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 05/19/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep on reactin’

Senor Blañco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 05/12/19

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Well I’m glad they take this sort of thing seriously! A few more months of that and I’m sure Chicago’s murder problem will be over.

WordPress suspends Chateau Heartiste! Fuckers. Hopefully Heartiste will reappear elsewhere soon.

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Anyways, I’m sure the clamp down on the dissidents will stop there…oh wait. Spandrell speaks and has moved Bloody Shovel to his own service. You can find the introduction to Bloody Shovel 2 at Spandrell.com. PA Blog has an open thread running here.

From our Statistician to the Stars: this week’s Summary Against Modern Thought. Filed under “Fuckthewhat”: Celebrating High School Whoredom. A long but well worth it essay on the limitations and usefulness of IQ. P-Values in statistics take another beating, this time on “trends”. Christianity is All But Kaput in the West. Guest Ianto Watt’s excellent explanation of the West’s embrace of Islam. A taste:

At bottom, the only thing that worldly post-western people fear is Christianity. Real and awakened Christianity. First, because it calls them to acknowledge their sins. Their personal sins. Not ‘group sins’ like the carbon footprint and white privilege. They’re happy to claim those social sins, as long as it is ascribed to a group, and not to them personally. After all, even Nancy has a wall around her house. Hers is for aesthetics, of course. Not racism. Or xenophobia.

Closing out the week: This Week In Doom – Out of Control Matriarchy Edition.

Razib Khan on physical differences between men and women. What a surprise! There’s some basis for segregated sports after all.

Z Man joins the merchant Right. Complicit Rightness, or what the Jews do right and the inoculant for social justice. On what makes an America: Credalism. Why are pints shrinking and gasoline energy content declining? Here’s your answer. On the End of the Road…for the Enlightenment. His weekly Z Man Power Hour podcast, where he profiles all twenty (yeesh) Democratic Presidential candidates: The Democratic Field. The Hot House Flower, or what happened with Ben Shapiro on the BBC. (Shapiro’s original interview is here.)

GA Blog on The Event of Technology.

The Scholar’s Stage on the real purpose behind China’s dysfunctional Belt and Road: the export of Chinese state planning.

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New Murdoch Murdoch: Down the Rabbit Hole, and also here too…just in case.

Audacious Epigone, filed under ‘no surprise’ in the race relations front: Differences In Perceived Intergroup Relations.

Al fin on the end of the wind power boom.

Clarissa on the power of women.

The Orthosphere asks Is God Omniscient and Omnipotent? On our fleeting existence: Divest Yourself or Be Divested. A quick history of the development of the Transcontinental Railroad. Kristor finds something good about modern architecture.

The Apocalyptic Revolutionary with some images from Gaza rocket launches.

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Myth of the 20th Century with this week’s podcast: Spetsnaz – The Soviet Special Forces.

Steve Sailer on the alarming level of white supremacy in our oceans, and on modern “American” slave owners.

Alf looks at Slavoj Zizek one more time. A profound realization: we are merely players and All the World’s a Stage.

Jim on the potential coup…perhaps by Dems, or by Trump himself.

Evolutionist X asks “What’s To Be Done With the Dumb?” An interesting look at digestive issues being misdiagnosed as psychological problems.

For Canuckistanis, they’re rude, crude, lewd, and stewed (likley, in libations from Unibroue)…but they’re OUR rude, crude, lewd and stewed: the Ensign Hour.

At American Sun, Bad Billy Pratt and Ryan Landry ask Where Did All the Serial Killers Go? On the latest generation of the elite, and what they do with their money: Beware the Benevolence of the Wealthy. The third excerpt from the Myth of the 20th Century crew’s new book: Civilizationally Unviable. Always interesting: Five Friday Reads, plus Overlooked Developments, which looks at some news stories in the US you may have missed.

PA Blog with more thoughts on Cobra Kai Season Two. Also, thoughts on the no so subtle form of psychological warfare: Intolerance of Blasphemy.

From Anatoly Karlin, something I did not see coming, The Sixth Proof of God. I like where he goes with it:

Nonetheless, I do believe that the evidence here is sufficiently strong for it to be worthwhile – effectively altruistic – to criminalize atheism, and liberalism as the gateway drug to Communism. It is better that a few heretics vanish than that an entire planet falls to Chaos.

In case you think he’s fooling…nope.

Ramzpaul with a poignant lament for rural America:

Keep on reactin’

Senor Blañco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 05/05/19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Halla Vilhjálmsdóttir, ákveðið ‘Já’.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 04/28/19

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

On Easter

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The Lord Has Risen

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

Audacious Epigone on violence against Christians Easter Worshipers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GA Blog with more thoughts on HLvM.

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

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A Subway Station Somewhere

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spandrell on debt and debt jubilees, worth an RTWT.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

 

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 04/21/19

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Der Frühling blutet in Paris.”

Notre Dame de paris brûle! C’est tres tragique! Je crains que ce soit un mauvais augure. PA blog commente ici. Clarissa, avec pourquoi elle ne peut past être remplacée. Z Man: qu’est-ce qui vient ensuite. Malcolm, avec sa perspective. L’argument de l’inimitié de nos ennemis, par l’Orthosphère. Resentement.

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Z Man on the coming US Civil War II. His quick review of Duton and Woodley’s At Our Wits End, on declining intelligence in the west. On the Lie Machine and its motives. He wonders if a lack of imagination is a sign of the times. Also, his weekly podcast, on Letters to Z Man.

The Orthosphere begins the week with an overview of the works of Joseph de Maistre: Enlightenment and Sacrifice. Also, Immigrants Are Assimilating. Berdyaev continued: Maximal Freedom Means Maximal Responsibility. A Westerner reads the Koran (Second Surah). All are great. RTWTs.

Such immigrant assimilation is something I have noticed up here in Albertastan. A small number of immigrants are showing up in court challenging all kinds of laws and demanding privileges, and when their demands are not met, it be raycis! They accuse the judge, the clerks, the bailiffs, the lawyers, and everyone else in the room of being racist. If there is a law that stops them from doing what they want, the law is racist. They gladly trot out the local Human Rights Code and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and claim a breach. And when that does not work, they say those rules are racist also. It’s racist turtles all the way down.

It’s laughable, as they seem to almost believe the word “racist” is magic that trumps all other laws and precedents. I wonder where they got that from? Mr. Watson gets it right: they watch the dominant progressive culture in the media, and they assume the words are magic, because otherwise, how else could such a word have any power?

For a particularly egregious abuser, see this decision on Mr. Abe Olumide, who filed suit in every single province, a mari usque ad mare, to have election laws struck down as racist to try and force a political party to let him run as their candidate. I note that Justice Thomas was rumoured to be undergoing chemotherapy at the time he wrote this, so perhaps that explains his disposition. Nonetheless, it’s nice to see someone say, indirectly, “I’m sick and tired of your bullshit.”

GA Blog with more wisdom on the way words work: Accessing the Ostensive within the Declarative.

Faith Goldy with reasons why we need a black Pope.

PA Blog on the song Libertà.

American Sun on why racial intelligence matters. On a different kind of blacksploitation. For the long weekend, Five Friday Reads.

Titania McGrath – SJW Supreme! The Twitter feed is here.

Evolutionist X on why women have breasts. Her summary of a new paper on the Jomon people of Japan.

Malcolm on the latest in what’s too white: Library Whiteness. Audacious Epigone on Whiteness.

Mr. Briggs begins the week with the ongoing Summary Against Modern Thought. On statistics and the non-merits of randomization. What is white supremacy? Also, a great post against Scientism. To be inclusive in the workplace, exclude Christians. His fine work of fiction:Realistic Female Hero Novel.

He also mentions the annual Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest. Do it for the lulz!

VDH asks a question: What are the limits of illegal immigration? It’s a bit troubling, given it appears the US does not know how many it already has.

Anatoly Karlin: HBD Bloggers are Autists.

I’m out of contact for Easter so this week is a short one. I’ll cover any articles missed next week.

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Happy Easter everyone. The Saviour will rise, and the world will be redeemed and renewed.

Keep on reactin.

Señor Blanco.

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 04/14/19

Applause! Mr. Tucker on leftist immigration hypocrisy:

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

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

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

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

 

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Gratuitous Finnish Girl Picture

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

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

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

Alf gives some advice on how to be happy.

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

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

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

Audacious Epigone on Guess Who Is Interested in White Supremacy?

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

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

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

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

Clarissa on Trump’s Betrayal.

Al fin on Murder Near and Far.

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

The AntiGnostic asks Why Are We Still In Afghanistan?

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

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

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

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

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

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum In Ezkhaton 04/07/19

Time for some house keeping.

I’ve tried to put more Canadian content in here, but it’s kind of sparse up North. Having a population one-tenth of the United States is certainly one cause. It might also be that we are too polite to be reactionary, I have not looked hard enough, that Canada is not experiencing the degree of conflict over race and immigration that the US is, or that our media is so tightly controlled that reactionary voices have a much harder time. Or some combination of these causes. If you are aware of some Canadian sources that are not appearing here, let me know by comment below.

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I also noticed that Polish readers are about to overtake second place Canadians by number of views. (The largest audience is from the United States.) We have a large Polish population where I live, so I’m glad my Polish friends are interested: Dzięki, and twoje zdrowie!

Onwards and upwards…The Orthosphere on problems of incorporation. An in-depth review of the death and life of Dominique Venner, long but worth it. On heterodoxy as a sign of decay, and the Muddy Sloughs of Trouble. Does Form Follow Function? Lastly, on the Fallacy of Inapt Abstraction.

William Briggs has a full week, beginning with his Summary Against Modern Thought. He then asks: What did you do to celebrate White Male Privilege Week? On AI versus Statistics, and related, Ending the Tyranny of Parameters. Mr. Briggs also ponders: Maybe angels work this way. Our Statistician to the Stars ends the week, kind of bleakly (but I think accurately) with This Week In Doom – White Anti-White Edition.

Jim on the Origin of Cuckservatism. RTWT.

Audacious Epigone on Genetic Privilege.

Filed under ‘Cool!

Heartiste with the best idea for April 1st.

Lord Black of Crossharbour on the Dem’s presidential candidates, specifically Biden:

And now, he is being sandbagged because he allegedly touched two or more women many years ago, perfectly legally, with no discreditable intent, out of affection with no claimed sexual aspect. It is to this unimaginable depth of idiocy that the American Left’s pursuit of victimhood to be lionized and avenged, and its lust to degrade the straight, adult, white male has descended.

Also, I had no idea what a Gandarene Stampede was, but I think it would be suitable way to deal with the Progressives.

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It’s been a while.

Malcolm on Russiagate, a Most Dangerous Game. Also, as a pilgrim contemplating the universe, What Should I Do? Plus, I remember the moon base we were promised by Kubrick/Clarke for 2001: what happened?

PA Blog with three views on Who Owns America? GA Blog on Exteriorizing the Interior.

Clarissa has a book review of Byung-Chul Han’s Psychopolitics: Neoliberaism and New Technologies of Power in many parts, well worth RTWTs. From Part 6:

By the way, our socialist friends, what are you going to nationalize now when there’s neither a nation nor a means of production?

All parts are here: one, two, three, four, five, six, and eight. (Seven seems to be a no-show.)

Al fin’s discussion of freedom of assembly by conference. Also, a Messiah to replace Obama.

Evolutionist X with How To Raise a Genius. She has also started a new blog on home schooling and children’s books. On the ubiquity of violence and what reduces it. A discussion of music, including Rammstein’s latest, Deutschland (lyrics here with translation).

In this video, ‘Germania’ is played by a black actress, at many stages of history. She is surrounded by thugs, monks, astronauts, politicians, Stasi, Roman soldiers, politicians, Nazis, concentration camp prisoners, all played by the band members. She simultaneously exploits them while she herself is exploited (symbolically cannibalized in one scene), driving acts of depravity in her honour, while being subject to the depravity herself. At the end, she has given birth to a litter of big puppies…perhaps mutts?

I’ve been a fan of Rammstein for a while, and I always feel like they’re trolling a bit. Their videos always seem more about taking mundane lyrics and going over the top visually to provoke a reaction. (For example, fat suits in Keine Lust, the fun surf-crowd in Mein Land, and the cumshots in Pussy (not mundane but banal; you’ll have to go to PornHub or torrents to get that one).) Not so with this song. The lyrics come from the heartbroken.

I think the point of the video is that Germany has risen to great heights many times in its history. But with that rise, also follows a tendency to consume itself internally, leading to its fall. Its strength is always its discipline, tidiness, industriousness, and intelligence. But that is always in tension with a tendency to eat itself through consumption, decadence, and internal wasting of its institutions, traditions, peoples and resources. For a German, seeing this tendency play out (lately, the million migrant problem), repeating recent and distant history, must be frustrating. And I don’t think Germany is the only nation with this problem, at present.

I’ll say that Rammstein has managed to make lamenting and mourning the loss of a western state by its own self-cannibalism semi-tolerable in the mainstream. Inch by inch…

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Ich fühle deinen Schmerz, Deutschland.

VDH on the end of the Trump collusion investigation. Counterpoint to Malcolm, on the fall out from the Left’s recent missteps…likely, none. Clarissa wonders.

Z Man discusses the need for horizontal and vertical social hierarchies. An interesting recap of his recent layover at Heathrow. Helsinki sounds lovely. Tallinn, not so much. But do read about Saint Petersburg. Also, the trip back to Finland.

American Sun on Trump’s record looking familiar. A review of the movie Dragged Across Concrete. The Globalist case for UBI. Part II of Lifting: Group Fitness. Finishing with Five Friday Reads.

Alf with a black pill of sorts, but I think he is right: “Yes, well what did you expect.” We’re having a provincial election up here in Albertastan. Currently, we’ve got Rachel Notley’s NDP (the popular Left party in Canada) as incumbent, versus Jason Kenney’s United Conservative Party (UCP), which is a cobbling of Right parties after they spectacularly self-destructed in the lead up to our last provincial election.

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Rachel, then.

In Ms. Notley’s four years she has implemented leftist policies (some SJW like) in order to confirm that indeed, Ms. Notley is the only person who can protect the rights of [insert ‘disadvantaged group’ here]. Most of what she has done has been off the mark, or unenforceable, or backfired, or with potential consequences of billions of dollars in the future. She never fails, however, to shamelessly self-promote while setting up these time bombs. For instance, putting in place economic policies which mirror those of New Zealand during the Great Depression in response to a recession, and getting the same result, an extended recession. No one could have seen that coming.

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Premier Notley, now.

After four years of her self-promoting nonsense, the UCP looked like it would finally end the insanity. But no, the current election campaign makes it clear the UCP stands for United Clown Posse, who think ‘conservative’ means the progressive agenda on cruise control, rather than putting the pedal the metal as Ms. Notley did.

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Lake Louise, and the Spirit of Alberta

The Alberta I grew up in was a place where the provincial government did not act unless there was an interest at stake that ACTUALLY needed protecting, whether for the populace or the Crown. It was not perfect, but it sure was stable. The province stayed out of people’s lives, and the attitude was that most people could handle their troubles. The best thing the Crown could do was provide a safe and secure province with commercial certainty. We did well.

That’s all gone. Rachel Notley now campaigns on the idea that Albertans are not capable of handling even the most mundane problems in their lives, and the only solution is intervention by HER state. The UCP preaches a milder form of the same. I saw this happen in other provinces and nationwide in Canada decades ago. Alberta was a last bastion of sanity. The NDP/UCP (and to be fair, it’s predecessors) have turned it into a morass of lunacy. This has been coming for a while now, ever since Alison Redford took power back in 2012. ‘What did I expect?’ indeed. Conservatives conserve nothing.

I think this is the year I take Moldbug’s advice and stop participating in the charade that is democracy.

It took this Z Man podcast to cheer me back up.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco

Cantandum in Ezkhaton 03/31/19

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Bronze Age Pervert makes a guest appearance at American Sun: Old and New Paganism. RTWT. Also, interesting thoughts on UBI and Amazon dorms. Always an excellent way to end the week: Five Friday Reads. Further, the real estate woes of Boomers.

Jussie Smollet > SNC Lavalin – prosecutors let him off the hook. Steve Sailer: Jussie Smollet walks. Some perps are more equal than others. Although, I’ll offer this translation of Leftese: “getting on with my/his/her life” means “I/he/she would really like to avoid any icky consequences.” Second City Cop asks: Who Benefits? Audacious Epigone on Candace Owen’s response.

Z-Man on the sources of the decline of social trust. To quote:

In the 1980’s, people generally thought most Democrats wanted to improve the lives of the working class and most Republicans wanted to protect the middle class. The media, while biased, had lots of people trying hard to get the facts to the public. Big business may have been motivated by greed, but most people in business were decent people. People who doubted everything were conspiracy nuts, who wore aluminum foil hats. 1980’s man would be astonished to see that only total fools trust anything in the public domain.

I remember those days…what the hell happened? Were we able to discuss things publicly without filtering it through ideology? Or has nothing changed, and the Internet has just shown us all how very deluded we are?

GA Blog with the Central Imaginary…on the concept of this central authority who should fix everything.

Mr. Briggs commences with his weekly Summary Against Modern Thought. Also, on the incoherence of the NYT’s ‘God is incoherent’ argument. How to confirm theories non-empirically. Followed up by an argument against the multiverse. A way to cure the higher education blues: Independent Ratings of University Degrees. Plus, some much needed good news: The Spirit World Is Alive and Well and Surrounds Us. He finishes the week with This Week In Doom – Fly the Woke Skies Edition.

Nightsongs, Part 2 of 2 from PA Blog. Also, a great post about being tested – and readiness for battle.

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Obligatory CUTE Asian girl picture. That’s right, I went there.

Steve Sailer asks us all to stop saying Asian girls are cute! Also, his take on the SPLC’s recent issues.

Malcolm also presents words as living fossils. Followed up by Racist Thing #107, which I think makes mayonnaise a microaggression.

Jim analyzes a Chinese TV show.

Alf on the difficulties of starting a new religion. Also, thoughts on what we offer: the RedWhite Pill.

Z-Man on the fountain of conspiracy theories from the Left. His podcast for the week — a grab bag. Also, why dissident political movements are failing. An excellent case for bringing back the hangman. Also, on how to dissent: Welcome to the Resistance.

Evolutionist X starts with a quick note on jobs and education. Onto a discussion, What Happens To a Nation Defeated, in particular, the Comanches. Also, society and how our perception of it has changed in What is a Society?

The Orthosphere on that Fellaheen Feeling, a grand disregard for the grandeur or decadance of civilization.

Clarissa…filed under ‘hmmm’.

On Estonian efforts to put AI in their legal system. I’d advise against that, given those colluding Russians. Oh, wait…

Lastly, Malcolm on the Mueller Report, and Andrew McCarthy’s reactions, with a follow up. No surprises for me, either in the report or the Dem/Left reaction. They’ve got way too much invested in that hoax to just let it go. Clarissa’s thoughts on the matter. Lord Black of Crossharbour offers his take, and also chides Canada for buying in. Newfoundland’s Rex Murphy opines with outrage. Z-Man on the end of the cult of Russia-Trump collusion. Al Fin on Spygate, underlying the hoax. Is this Schadenfreude, a victory march, or both:

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco.