Monday, June 30, 2014

It's hard

to find anything to watch on TV that isn't an ad for the Potemkin Village. I find myself switching off a lot.


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Requiem for a requiem

I am the one who is arranging the details for my mother's funeral Mass. It has been a dispiriting process.

I am not surprised, though. Having endured both my uncle's and my dad's funerals, I was aware of what the typical Catholic Mass for the dead has devolved into: wordiness, triviality, Protestantized sentimentalism.

There will be no Dies Irae, no Agnus Dei. No In Paradisum. Nothing to link her passing with the passing of her ancestors for over a thousand years. At least the musical options given to me will allow me to spare us all the horrors of Amazing Grace and How Great Thou Art. 

The parish musician --it's just her and her guitar-- is a very sweet woman in her 40's.  When I asked for traditional Catholic music, she brightly suggested lounge-act style compositions from the 1970's. She has no idea of what she does not know.

As with so much of the End of the West, the vandalizing came not from strangers, but from insiders.


Friday, June 27, 2014

For my straight bros

Had lunch with a female friend who is also a counselor. We talked about the real differences between men and women and the gap between what people say they want and what they actually want.

She contacted me today to report the outcome of a session with a woman who wanted to whip her husband into shape and get him to toe her line. After having the woman describe how she wanted things to turn out, my friend then asked

"And if you succeed, would you still want to have sex with him?"

After thinking for a while, she said, "Oh, God, no!"

My friend wrote me, "My work is done here."

For shockingly unsentimental discussions of male-female difference, wander through here for a while.  Nature will not be mocked forever.


Back on line

The AT&T guy just left, after fixing my internet problem.

Ranting will continue shortly.

By the way," Feliz Ramadan!"*


*Mr. B's phrase :) He likes to be inclusive...

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Failure to communicate

After computerized testing and human testing with the AT&T office in Mumbai, I have been diagnosed with Internet line trouble. 

They are sending a guy out tomorrow afternoon. In the interim, I am reduced to using my iPhone to connect with the web.

I suddenly feel as if I am living in the 20th century again. 


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Cathedral marches on

A new drama series, apocalyptic but not bad, is yet piled high and infused up the ass and all over town with all the Progressive lies pieties on gender, race and sexual orientation. Fakery squared and on parade. We haven't actually seen a Sacred Interracial Couple in the Potemkin Village yet, but I'm sure they're only down the hall...

Cultural Pravda continues our re-education. The bad guys are all White.

Eric "Dr. McSteamy" Dane, formerly of Grey's Anatomy --a soap I never saw-- plays the captain of the ship and is, I admit, now beardless and very watchable. Gravitas abounding.

(The Cathedral is a shorthand term in the Dark Enlightenment, outlined here.)


Monday, June 23, 2014

Macro and micro

My inclination to post has lagged of late. I suppose the general malaise following my mother's death is part of it, even when it's not conscious or acute. She was a kind of centripetal force for the six of us remaining siblings. Now with her gone, the centrifugal forces are at work. Natural, I suppose, but unnerving.

On the macro level, I find myself unable to see the trajectory of America or the West in any other light than decline and fall. With increasing speed. I would like to discover that I have overreacted, but no one is making a case for that. They usually just avoid the issue. Unless their idea of "progress" is what's dominating. Their "progress" is my collapse and my sense of alienation only deepens by the day.

I continue to see race as the fundamental, though far from sole, issue. This makes my anti-liberal and beyond-conservative and empirically-based opinions immediately and unspeakably Beyond The Pale for all those living under The Trance of Diversity Macht Frei. "Dass raciss!"

Feminism, LGBTQism, the disability people, hell, even loonies like PETA and unspeakably pathetic "White privilege" and "microaggression" people, all use the Negro Victim as their paradigm and model. The obscene double election of Barry Hussein plays out in politics the plot of Northwest Frontier, a 1959 film set in British India, where the villain on the train finally turns out to be the posing half-breed. He adopts the persona of his European parent while all the time seething in hatred from his Asian half. Remind you of anyone? (At least in the movie, the bad guy gets what he deserves and the liberal learns her lesson.)

Respectable conservatism, hell, even sometimes loopy conservatism a la Rick Perry, shares the suicidal self-limitations and brain viruses of White liberals. People yell about "taking back the country." Who from? The other half of it that wants it this way? Did it ever occur to you that "the country" you want back is gone?

Maybe I should have stuck to philosophy, theology, language and psychology and not paid so much attention to the actual world. Gives me agita.

So I focus as best I can on the micro level, the local and the present, where pleasure and joy can always be found.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wrapt in the old miasmal mists

as TS Eliot put it.

The current Roman Pontiff is a thoughtless, grandstanding, loudmouthed Peronist bore (aka, a Jesuit), but when it comes to losing all contact with reality, he can't compete with the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Welby braced for 'difficulty' with Rome as Church of England prepares to approve women bishops - Telegraph:

Re-union between Rome and Canterbury will never happen. Ever. It's like asking a monastery to unite with a shopping mall.

The "ecumenical movement" has resulted in some actual re-establishments of communion and/or resolutions of ancient theological barriers when it comes to Rome and the Oriental Orthodox, but has only brought about mushy "good feelings" and time-wasting commissions in the West.

As for Rome's continuing stance of Anglican orders, all the clergy for the Ordinariates were re-ordained unconditionally. Which means that Rome did not consider them priests or deacons to begin with. Or archbishops.


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Friday, June 20, 2014

Bad boyz

Dreamy Mugshot of Convicted Felon Goes Viral - NBC

A powerful element in female sexuality: attraction to the dangerous male.

How many times do we read of women falling for men in prison, even rapists on death row?

What women say they want, what they actually think they want and what they really want/need may very well be three different things.

I pity straight men sometimes, having to deal with all that drama.

BTW, in case we forget Trayvon and his bros, here's a list of the latest antics of the Trayvons (aka One of Obama's Sons) of the world. An ongoing set of events that make me not give a shit about what happened to Trayvon Martin.

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Luke 16:26

Thomas Sowell's work on A Conflict of Visions contains this from Walter Lippmann:
"At the core of every moral code there is a picture of human nature, a map of the universe, and a vision of history."        
Where you have the constrained and the unconstrained visions in conflict, the Left and the Right, te rationalist utopians and the traditionalist realists, you simply talk past each other. Not unlike a man and a woman having an argument.

Whatever the fights about this or that policy or interest, behind them are incompatible pictures of human nature, maps of the universe and visions of history.

Noting just a single issue of how this plays out, Sowell notes that "Much of what the unconstrained vision sees as morally imperative to do, the constrained vision sees man as incapable of doing."


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The New Religion

of the State-as-Church continues to impose itself on the ruins of the old (White Male Christian) faith.

Your federal government has cancelled the trademark registration of the Washington Redskins because the name is "disparaging" to so-called "Native-Americans*."

The march of PC continues and shows no signs of abating. The Crusades...

As I have noted, Christianity went from being first officially tolerated as a religion by Constantine in 313 AD, to be imposed on everyone in the Empire by Theodosius only 70 years later. It doesn't take long.

*BTW, they are not "Native Americans." America is the name given to this land by Europeans, named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The prior peoples residing here were conquered by the Americans. "Native American" is more NewSpeak BS designed to get Whites to marginalize themselves. It would make as little sense to call the few Greeks remaining in Turkey as "Native Turks."

Monday, June 16, 2014

No fool like an old fool

Listening to Thomas Sowell's history of modern Western intellectuals, he makes painfully clear, though it's no surprise, that White Foolishness has a very long 20th century pedigree. Between the First and Second World War, massive anocraniality masquerading as moral and intellectual superiority by the Anointed.

Just for one thing, the parallels between calls for unilateral disarmament and national pacifism and our Anointed's demand for confiscatory gun laws translate all too well. Both are stunning denials of the realities of human nature and human life.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Two Dads

Now both gone.

Raised me as his own

Died at 28. 

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Vir americanus

An increasingly rare breed.


Friday, June 06, 2014

Your choice

Boy, 7, may be expelled after telling teacher he accidentally brought toy gun to school | Fox News:

A world run by men and with their interests at heart will be, as it has always been, a world of tragedy.

A world run by women and with their interests at heart will be, as it increasingly is in the West, a catastrophic insane asylum.

If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts.Camille Paglia

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

As ExC has explained

Church of England to bar clergy from joining parties seen as "racist"| Reuters:

BNP spokesman Simon Darby said..."It's like the dark ages when people used to hunt witches."


The Church of England is now officially the enemy of the English people.

"Racism" is the witchcraft of the liberal mind.

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There is between us a great gulf fixed...

On a gay conservative site, a commentor referred to me as "having a history of racist statements." He thinks race is "a false social construct, useless and dangerous in dealing with human beings."

One of The Most Foolish People On The Planet, it appears he has fallen victim to the Star Trek Fallacy.

Loudmouth old fool

Pope Francis defends Gypsies in Vatican address | World | The Guardian: "

"I remember many occasions here in Rome where I would get on the bus and some Gypsies would get on too, and the driver would say: 'Keep an eye on your wallets'. This is scorn; it might be true, but it's scorn,""

Let him open the Vatican gardens to them for their encampments. Otherwise, shut up.

HT to His Grace, the Bishop of Portland.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Speaking of decline

I am listening to Montaigne's Essays. I remember reading them in college as part of Columbia's core curriculum.

Alas, many decades later, I no longer find them charming and wise and gripping. He sounds to me like a pompous self-absorbed blowhard.

Surely the loss is mine.


Resisting Western decline

by refinishing my kitchen floor. An annual rite.

A place I like for morning coffee and in the afternoon, with the diffuse light and the door and windows open.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Just what I've been thinking of late

How UCLA Lies about Affirmative Action:
""A century from now, historians will marvel at how crazy things are in academia today-- how such smart people could so massively disregard the truth.  They will look upon our era the way we look upon Salem witch-trials accusers and slave owners.""
Not just academia, but the whole Western world, passionately believing in the existence of non-existent witchcraft like racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, xenophobia, Islamophobia and the whole superstitious pile of ism and phobia BS.

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Holy Blovy


Pope Francis, please don't turn into the Dalai Lama – Telegraph Blogs:

Too late.

"Yes, Pope Francis gives off an aura of charming simplicity – but then so does that giggling old showman the Dalai Lama."

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