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…

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…

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…

Marie Kondo & American Chaos

Sparks joy. Does that spark joy? Honey, maybe we can spark joy later tonight? It can be used straight or with a touch of sarcasm. What is sparks joy? It is the most memorable catchphrase from the tidying up expert from Japan and Netflix phenom Marie Kondo. Kondo has given Netflix the water cooler original…

Dollar Store Reaction

By SuperLutheran Everyone wants to be the king. No one wants to be the serf (except me). In the Dissident Right movement, the tendency of the purity spiraler is to form an abstraction that, in his mind, becomes the sine qua non of being “right” enough. In the Alt Right, this leads to the stereotypical,…