Cantandum in Ezkhaton 07/21/19

This one will be a bit short, as I’m headed back to higher elevations. I’ll catch up next week.

Leading the important news of the week, the BC Human Rights Tribunal heard a case this week where a transgender woman was denied her Charter protected right to have a Brazilian. This madness will not end. Our governments no longer work to make a safe, certain and secure nation, but for the opposite. It’s not a bug but a feature of the system.

William Briggs opens the week with his ongoing translation of Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica (it’s a labour of love, lasting years, and will likely go on for several more). This week — Summary Against Modern Thought: The Stars Don’t Make Our Choices. The newest Bond film will feature a black woman as 007. William leaks the script. In England, the 500 year protest appears to be coming to an end. A post on man making himself God, and therefore the only source of new knowledge, as predicted in 1947: The Religion of Man Triumphant. An interesting one on why a significant number of drugs add no new benefits. The conceit of AI, and what you should actually worry about in our Internet Age.

Evolutionist X on discovering your Dad was not your Dad, and extended families. She has a Moon Landing Celebration Playlist. Well done my Lady. Also, a quick review of a paper on the peoples of the lost land of Beringia.

Guillaume Durocher on Pharos, the new website making sure the correct view of Antiquity is that seen through the Progressive lense.

Council of Canadian Europeans on the fragility of cities.

Scholar’s Stage with a review of Strategy: A History by Lawrence Freedman, which turns into a compelling argument for why modern intellectuals do not seem all that smart.

Smoking Girl – ‘nuf said.

The Myth of the 20th Century with their weekly podcast, this week on the development of the F-35 fighter jet program.

PA Blog on the western rules behind citizens using violence to enforce order, the aptly named Animal Control in Augsburg.

VDH on the rise of American unexceptionalism and its motives and consequences.

From the Hedgehog Review, an answer to the question of why modern man is so unhappy: Homo Saecularis.

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

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

These people only want you on your knees so you beg for virtue. This is how you manage a prana farm.

Flogging the ego in public only shows people you’re a masochist. Terms like “white privilege,” “toxic masculinity,” and “white nationalist” are the tools of this trade. If you think your genitals, melatonin, or political affiliation is a source of shame, you are living in a syringe of self-loathing. This narcissism will manifest with you seeing the outer world as racist, sexist, or xenophobic, too. This is the technology of projection.

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Love yourself completely. Kids are watching. We don’t want them growing up in a sick world. The ego is a good thing. Pride is a good thing. These are fountainheads of morality. A weak ego is a curly straw for vampires. A society is broken when it saunters through the streets swinging the cat-of-nine-tails. These awards for the most dramatic bleeding are incarnated masochism. Rise up in your spine. Stop pretending you are a virus on the earth. You are the living soil. These words are a wet seed that grows.

RottenChestnuts has an ongoing essay on Political Theory. Part IV discusses the individual and how they may not be so good for the nation. The People, Reconsidered poses that politics is control over individuals. Part II of The People… discusses the problems of individuals who rule us today. Also, the Democrats are going to the guns…only who they shoot at is in question. Speaking of going to guns, when is the next John Brown moment? It might start with an impeachment.

I’ve thought this applies to Canada as well. With all the rhetoric sophistry the Libtards are throwing about on foreign interference in this Fall’s federal election, should Le Dauphin, notre petite pomme de terre, not be affirmed as the rightful sovereign of Canada, I give it a 16.67% chance he stages some kind of coup. It won’t be anything original: expect a polite version of Russiagate. Given his unrestrained adoration of Castro, one might think he would try a military coup. I doubt DND will find him charming enough for that.

Tears come to the progressive eyes.

Z Man begins the week with a well done critique of Yoram Hazony’s book The Virtues of Nationalism. You’ll learn a bit about nationalism. The comments are also worth a look. He details his trip to the Imperial Capital and the National Conservatism conference. Part II is here. On white identity politics and Self Loathing As Medicine. He discusses the Left’s mastery of the media, and how to start winning minds again. A particularly good Z Blog Power Hour, the July Grab Bag.

Wrath of Gnon, memory:

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A busy week for the Orthosphere. It begins with Thomas Bertonneau visiting an NY WWII air show for fun. Kristor discusses the optimal tonlieu, a payment for which you are granted access to and enjoy the protections of a state, as a way to deal with the immigration crisis. He also responds to Chastek’s Good Question, as to why we continue in spite of nominalism. Thoughts on what to do with savages: Lay Down Your Pitchfork. A suggestion on proper criticism.

Steve Sailer showing that the purity spirals may be running out of material: World War H. His weekly column in Taki magazine is well worth a read, this week on what’s up with African population growth.

Throne, Altar, Liberty on the Anglican Church of Canada’s recent synod, where allowing same sex marriages under canon law was narrowly voted down: A Cause Neither Lost Nor Gained. It took zero time for the church to promise to review it’s own governance structure in light of this result. This quote is telling:

“My community doesn’t — pardon the expression — give a rat’s tahootie about what 14 bishops across this country think, and that’s what it came down to is 14 bishops,” George said. “If we’re going to follow what God is telling us to do, we need to be able to hear all the voices that are in the room.”

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American Sun continues The Eternal Anglo, with Part II discussing the Norman and Anglo-Saxon history of the British Isles. A critique of Disney’s Marvel Trash Theatre. A modest proposal for what to do with the Boomers: work with Late Boomers to revitalize your community. On the miscegenation of whites in the southwest, and the real possibility of its farmers winding up in the same spot as the Boers.

Titania McGrath always makes me smile:

Well, maybe not always

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

Señor Blanco

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Cantandum in Ezkhaton 03/10/19

I got no big lead up this week. (I had two in the queue, but they ended up as blog posts on their own.) Let’s jump right in.

The most striking difference between ancient and modern sophists is that the ancients were satisfied with a passing victory of the argument at the expense of truth, whereas the moderns want a more lasting victory at the expense of reality. In other words, one destroyed the dignity of human thought whereas the others destroy the dignity of human action.

Hannah Arendt

Clarissa on the border crisis and how America might just be a communist nation. Malcolm with an analysis on that theme:

In China, the government has put in place a “social credit” system that tracks every citizen’s life in granular detail, and examines it for conformance to political and cultural guidelines. A low score is to be punished by, among other things, blacklisting for jobs and bank-loans, restrictions on travel, and public shaming. How is any of this different, except perhaps quantitatively, from what is happening in America and the West? The consequences are the same: express forbidden opinions, and you can lose your job, your social-media accounts, and your access to banking and financial services. The social-credit system in China is overseen by a group called the Central Commission for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms. Would this not be a terrifyingly accurate title for what the new Democratic Party, in conjunction with media and academia, have become?

Audacious Epigone on Trump approval generally based on age and race. Also, free speech versus hate speech over time.

Aidan Maclear on Monogamy is not Socialism. Plus, a brief history and discussion of Nationalism.

VDH on the left eating itself.

Malcolm is back with a combo Ireland travel/second US civil war guide. Plus, Left=Entropy.

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Guido Reni – St. Michael Archangel – 1636.

The Orthosphere on America’s actual credo. In time for International Women’s Day: The Most Monstrous Empire of All. A fun and well timed cynical carol to sing during Lent. Maybe it’s an inside joke I don’t get, or just toilet humour.

American Sun on the power of narrative framing in asymmetrical warfare.  Also, their guide to Lifting – Part I. An interesting look at Weaponizing Generated Content.  Further, an aptly titled exploration of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility A very interesting Fimm Föstudagar Lesa.

PA Blog on the latest attempt to rewrite history: Tarbrushing. Also, you just have to watch this one.

Anti-Gnostic discusses the Ecumenical Patriarch doubling down.

Jim on the Reactionary Program.

Heartiste’s tribute to the tough and strong on Women’s Day.

Posted under ‘Oldie but Goodie’: an interview with Twitter superstar ‘Woke Capital’. Find the ‘Woke Capital’ account here.

Anatoly Karlin on more cracks in the Convergence Theory narrative.

Throne, Altar, Liberty on ancient heresies made modern.

Scholar’s Stage on Just how Totalitarian is China? To quote:

The point here is not the level of violence and terror the average person is exposed to (though that is often a sign of the deeper issue I am addressing). Rather, what we see in this story is a frightening extension of what sort decisions are considered political. Under the Khmer Rouge, making love was an explicitly political act. Marriage was a political decision. Refusing to sleep with your husband was an act of political rebellion. The first claim of the totalitarian is that everything is political.

Definitely RTWT. Part I is here.

William Briggs begins the week with the continuing Summary Against Modern Thought. On the False Ontology of racist and other nasty names. Never mind animal rights, what are you doing about the suffering of lakes! A Climate ChangeTM paper so depressing it sends people to therapy. On the most effective advertising  (something about appealing to humans as they are). This Week In Doom on Amazon’s virtual book burning.

Evolutionist X on What Terrorists Read and Tech Company Wage Suppression. Similarities in situation between Trump and Czar Nicholas II. And of course, Captain Marvel is better than Alita: Battle Angel:

So much of what passes for modern “politics” is this mere sound and fury; tempests in teapots over great big nothings. I don’t even want to comment on much of it, because it is so pathetic (I just happen to have a strong emotional attachment to Alita, which even I find a bit curious.) The things that pass for “politics” in our modern world are so detached from reality I can’t help but wonder if we are all just being fed bread and circuses to keep us distracted from the things we ought to be doing.

Alf on videogames as a bellwether for a generation’s perspective on the world.

Lord Black of Crossharbour reviews the goings on in the Dominion’s scandalous SNC Lavalin affair. Plus, somehow, in the land of Alinsky, Chicago swerves more Left.

My son and I went to see Clutch this week. Those guys are so much fun! Neil Fallon for President!

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I know what you’re thinking sister…X-RAY VISIONS!

They’ve already got your children. A counsel of high school students in Powell River, B.C. ask to have ‘Men Working’ signs changed to remove gender specific references. You know, because they “lack accountability for the women working at the site but they also add to the stigma of women’s roles in the trade industry”. (What the hell are they talking about? How can a sign lack accountability?)

I remember once someone on the Left denying that they politicize everything. When you’ve taken high school kids to the point where they would rather identify incidents of Wrongspeak than worry about teenage things (grades, friends, sex, the future and all that other developmental stuff), what’s left to politicize?

Can we let kids be kids? Can we acknowledge the ‘Men Working’ sign is not a statement of gender dynamics but to promote caution around a road crew? Nope and nope. It’s really too bad. I thought Powell River would be a nice place to retire, in part because it’s remote enough it might avoid the insanity of Progressivism. And, you need at least one ferry ride to get there, which makes the place somewhat zombie apocalypse proof.

Keep on reactin’

Señor Blanco