Category Archives: Damn rackets

Wisdom from (or via) R.R. Reno

Rage hucksters, fitness to rule, Emily Post’s P.C. ghost and the new Eastertide. Continue reading

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Ready to move on?

Kavanaugh, Trump, us and a bit more. Continue reading

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The redder pill

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Caitlin Johnstone. Continue reading

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Is (Liberal) Democracy Dying?

A Symposium of sorts on some world-changing trends. Continue reading

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Brief collection 9/13/18

Three unrelated teasers. Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Roman Catholicism, Science, Sexualia

My blog overfloweth

Oh dear! So much that’s shareable today! Continue reading

Posted in Damn rackets, death, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Miscellany, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Speech & Press, Sundry flakes

Saturday Potpourri 8/25/18

2020 visions, clergy crises, grand juries, Anabaptists, “transformational” flakes and soccer. Pretty diverse, I’d say. Continue reading

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Potpourri, 8/21/18

  1 “Scared stiff,” “weak,” not a “real attorney general”? He has been called worse in his time. It would seem to be the case that he has intuited something that most of his colleagues — to say nothing of … Continue reading

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Jesus, loser

I think Christian Smith pretty well described Moralistic Therapeutic Deism when he coined the term, but Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon’s definition is now my favorite: The function of Church in society is to keep spiritually healthy and morally upright those … Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Asceticism, Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Jeremiad, Orthodoxy, Religiopreneurs

Signs of the times

James Howard Kunstler probably coined the term “techno-narcissism.” He definitely uses it more than anyone I know. A related term is “techno-triumphalism.” I believe he uses that, too. He definitely does not think that technology is immanentizing the eschaton. He … Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, Consumerism, Damn rackets, Miscellany, Naked Emperors, Sundry flakes, Technology