Five Friday Reads – 2/22/19

“It has a partisan bias and ends up revealing more than what the writer intended,” and “Donald Glover won a Grammy for his mumbling rap song” were random statements from two different friends but connected. The book was Glass House about a small town in Ohio going through decline. Donald Glover’s Grammy was for a…

Subsumed into the Zeitgeist Part One: Carmen

Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals in the story. Carmen was a Spanish girl from a family of considerable import – most Sevillanos would probably recognize her father’s name. I could argue that her asymmetrical nose was characteristic of her Spanish heritage, but her only hallmark Spanish feature was beady…

BAP, Classical Man, and the Christian Bugman

There is a great anecdote about Karl Marx, relayed to us by Engels, which claims that upon hearing of the abuses to which his work had been employed by his followers, the Old Master responded, “je ne suis pas Marxiste.” Looking about the Catholic world today, I wonder sometimes if St. Thomas of Aquino wouldn’t…

Primary Loyalties and their importance

A primary loyalty is a connection to a non-state group that is greater than loyalty to a state. These loyalties include those to clan, religion, tribe, neighborhood gang, etc. Look to globalization to accelerate/catalyze this race to the bottom. Primary loyalties as defined by John Robb. A real world example we might look at is…

Five Friday Reads – 2/15/19

If you want to engage in the daily political game and have some fun like meme wars of old, make a fake Democrat socialist account or just environmental democrat and start being pro-Tulsi Gabbard. She will likely not make it to January, but in the meantime she can be a vessel for interesting conversations. Like…

The Sin of Pure Religiosity

“There are millions of quotes about realpolitik, how a lie told often enough becomes the truth, how force determines the conditions of life, but all boil down to the same thing: If you are losing, it is because you are not strong enough, and complaining is not going to help fix that.” – Anonymous Despite…

GWOT and the Enduring Fight. Beginning of the Fall?

Imagine this: It’s dark, there is no moon. Only the glimmer of a few stars through the curtain of cloud above for light. The wind is bitingly cold and you clutch your cloak tighter around you. It is the dead of night and you have this darkest of watches. The wall you stand on is…

Screw Your Optics, I’m Going In

If you find yourself on the front porch with a rifle in hand and none of your neighbors are on their porch with a rifle in hand, it’s not time. – Anon There’s an idea that allows the principled normie to be an edgy revolutionary without the need to actually commit: the idea of the…

State of the Art

By Achilleas Karapatakis In Western society both men and women live under the constant fear of the modern version of perfection which constitutes of flawless skin, a weak/skinny frame and the most up to date wardrobe possible. In the materialistic capitalist society we live under, this look is being projected as the ideal. Due to…

Five Friday Reads – 2/8/19

This year was a big year for Santa in my house. My son had seen a relative’s Nintendo Switch. This became the prize. If we visited, my son would ask to play. If the relative visited, did he bring the Switch? It was the big request to Santa. Santa came through. It was a near…