Author Archives: readerjohn

About readerjohn

I am a retired lawyer and an Orthodox Christian, living in a collapsing civilization, the modern West. There are things I'll miss when it's gone. There are others I won't. That it is collapsing is partly due to calculated subversion, summarized by the moniker "deathworks." This blog is now dedicated to exposing and warring against those deathwork - without ceasing to spread a little light.

Glimmers of light at the end

Of course, nobody other than the Illuminati who created this fake pandemic knows what our future holds, but a couple of people have some lovely ideas that “resonate” with me: It has been a dramatic time. We have stopped and … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Asceticism, Economia, stay tuned, subsidiarity | Leave a comment

Disillusioned

This has been rattling around my soul, inchoate. Today, it came together. It’s nothing much, but maybe others will find it helpful. I was a single-issue voter for a while in the 80’s, but then I notice some fools and … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, deathworks, Political Matters, populism, Religious freedom, Thrown down gauntlet | Leave a comment

Present obsessions

Coronavirus seems to dominate the news and now is beginning to dominate our tribal animosities, but don’t forget Michael Flynn. 1 Some fascinating insights by one of Rod Dreher’s readers: [B]ecause conservatives aren’t interested in environmental policy, public health, etc., … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Declinism, Justice, liberalism, lifeworks, Naked Public Square, Rights Talk | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The times, they are a changin’

Things are changing, or at least have great potential to change very soon. Some really hate and want to thwart that. Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Journalism, lifeworks, Liturgy, Pre-American Christianity, stay tuned, Worship | Leave a comment

Potpourri

How I spent an unseasonably cold and damp day. Continue reading

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Eric Metaxas

Eric Metaxas has bothered me a lot in the age of Trump. He was supposed to be a really bright guy, who wrote biographies of Martin Luther and Dietrich Bonhoeffer, both of which were acclaimed at least in the parts … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Evangelicalism, Life political issues, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Senate | Leave a comment

Guard your imagination!

It turns out, Perelandra was excellent Good Friday and Holy Saturday reading. Continue reading

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Timeless, ever-timely

What would your pastor/priest have said had your Church been open for Christianity’s greatest celebration? Continue reading

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“L’état, c’est moi” does not translate well into English

This is basically an aggregation with little comment. From FiveThirtyEight.com, two very useful ‘splainers: Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu? | FiveThirtyEight A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of … Continue reading

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Miscellany

From the official U.S. Department of Justice account: During this sacred week for many Americans, AG Barr is monitoring govt regulation of religious services. While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not … Continue reading

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