Category Archives: Thrown down gauntlet

Who is Cultural Proximate to the U.S.?

There is a genuine rift in conservative thought on immigration, illustrated by contrasting takes on the National Conservatism Conference speech of Amy Wax. Much of the commentary on Wax’s comments have been reactive in the bad sense, accusing her of … Continue reading

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Blue-Collar Lifeworks

Keep Craft Alive SkillsUSA H/T Kevin D. Williamson (possible paywall). See also Matthew Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft. That is all. * * * * * You can read most of my more impromptu stuff at here. It should work … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Built Environment and Infrastructure, Distributism, Education, Globalization, lifeworks, populism, Small is Beautiful, subsidiarity, Thrown down gauntlet

Our faves

It is quite likely that some of our faves are implicated …. Christine Pelosi, about the indictment of billionaire glitterati ephebophile sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, on Twitter. “Some of our [Pelosi family] faves.” I. Can’t. Wait. Some day soon, I’m … Continue reading

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Toxic or Tonic?

What happened to our Arcadia? We stopped listening to it. We stopped dancing, we moved away, we started listening to the chant of the Machine instead. It is debt we chase now, not the moon. We are individuals, not parts … Continue reading

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Cultural Marxism?

When I was a conservative Protestant 20+ years ago, I and others developed the bad rhetorical habit of labeling any liberalizing trend we disliked as “Secular Humanism” at work. That term was used every bit as imprecisely as the journalistic … Continue reading

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Potpourri, 12/22/18

Lacking anything better to do, Senate takes “corrective action” against nation’s dead great-grandparents. More … Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, chicken hawks, Damn rackets, Feminism, irony, Legalia, Libertarianism, Naked Emperors, Selma Envy, Senate, Thrown down gauntlet, Virtue signaling, war | Tagged ,

Friday 10/12/18

Varied, and I can’t unequivocally say that the first item is most important, though it’s very important indeed. Continue reading

Posted in antifa, Bread & Circuses, Christendom, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Heckler's Veto, Internet, Jeremiad, Journalism, Legalia, Life political issues, Naked Emperors, Political Matters, Protestantism, Religiopreneurs, Roman Catholicism, Speech & Press, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet

Can a perv be a great leader?

How Eric Schneiderman and Donald Trump are alike. Continue reading

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Right-wing discriminators

Some day, the refusal of major cultural institutions to admit the nexus between homosexual priests and predation on adolescent boys will be seen as a terrible sin that enabled continued predation. Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Journalism, Legalia, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, Transvaluation of Values

Creed and deed

Are Christian ethics separable from Christian doctrine? Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Duly noted, Ecclesiology, Faith & Ideology, Natural Law, Thrown down gauntlet