Category Archives: Consumerism

Saturday, 11/25/17

  The church didn’t fall Encouraging “bad Catholics” to hang in there Succinct Verbose Pity the lawyers

Posted in Consumerism, Heretics, History, Legalia, Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Uncategorized

Saturday of an eventful week

This may set a record for categories and tags. I thought of splitting it, but it’s somewhat through-composed. Continue reading

Posted in 9th Commandment Watch, Bread & Circuses, Consumerism, Dignitary harm, Gaying away the Pray, Glamour, History, Internet, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Marriage (real), Patriotic Correctness, Pinch of Incense, Political correctness, Religious freedom, Sexualia, Speech & Press, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged , , , , , ,

Saturday, 10/21/17

Full house today, from sober correction of a good man gone awry to just plain fun Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Christianity generally, Consumerism, Declinism, Evangelicalism, Foreign Affairs, grievance mongering, Identitarianism, Poverty, Sexualia, transgenderism | Tagged

Saturday, 9/23/17

A conversion story unlike any other. Five more. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Discrimination, Gaying away the Pray, History, Identitarianism, Legalia, Marriage (real), populism, Religious freedom, Science, Speech & Press, Sundry flakes | Tagged , , , , , ,

Saturday 8/12/17

Sharia Supremacism and more. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Calvinism, Christendom, Consumerism, Declinism, Foreign Affairs, immigration, Islam, Political Matters, Sundry flakes, terrorism

Getting in our faces

Lives of consumption and spectacle; Word of the day: temporizing: Bring back this bumper sticker! Getting in our faces

Posted in Benedict Option, Civil Religion, Consumerism, Corporatism, Gaying away the Pray, Political correctness, Political Matters, progressivism, Sexualia, Sport, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity

The reins of our brains

Nothing whatever about you-know-who leaves time for something from the heart. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Consumerism, Glamour, Salvation, Sexualia, Sport, Transvaluation of Values, Virtue signaling | Tagged

Perelandra & our cultural moment

What can Perelandra teach us about dead ends? Continue reading

Posted in Benedict Option, Consumerism, Evangelicalism, Orthodoxy, Rhetorical fallacies, Roman Catholicism, The Ratchet, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet | Tagged

Escape from ennui

[A]s James Baldwin put it, Americans were “afflicted by the world’s highest standard of living and what is probably the world’s most bewilderingly empty way of life.” (Pankaj Mishra, America, From Exceptionalism to Nihilism) That quote was new to me, … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Built Environment and Infrastructure, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, solidarity | Tagged

Lucky in his enemies

Just two shortish items today. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, Capitalism, Consumerism, Globalization, Small is Beautiful