Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Soul Bro






Mark Twain --whose mordantly hilarious stories I am now listening to while at the gym-- remarks thusly in the "Prefactory" to his 1872 Roughing It.


Yes, take it all around, there is quite a good deal of information in the
book. I regret this very much; but really it could not be helped:
information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar
of roses out of the otter. Sometimes it has seemed to me that I would
give worlds if I could retain my facts; but it cannot be. The more I calk
up the sources, and the tighter I get, the more I leak wisdom.
Therefore, I can only claim indulgence at the hands of the reader, not
justification.



I feel ya, bro. I feel ya.

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TechnoWoes

Quicken.

Version 2011 worked fairly well, although it refused to download transactions directly from the bank, as it promised.

Version 2014 refused either to download them from the bank OR from my computer, effectively making the software useless, unable to import any new information. A visit to the forums shows that I am not alone in this stunning failure.

So I removed 2014 and reinstalled 2011.

Which now also refuses new imports of files from my computer as well as showing running balances from the first 10 months that are wildly off.

FU Quicken.

Update: Quicken's gone. Installed AceMoney. So far, so good.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sic Aut Non

Should I read this book?


The author is a follower of Ken Wilber's Integral Model, which is A Grand Theory of Everything. Lover of systems though I be, Wilber has always put me off. Even more of a Five than I am.

Gilles Herrada's major point, that (male) homosexuality lacks a mythic meaning --to say nothing of an evolutionary reason-- is pretty true. And reviews indicate that he was wise enough to describe the problem without offering a quicky myth of his own.

Well, we'll see. Clever book cover, though.

PS Update. After reading through the Kindle sample, I may buy the 400+ page book. The writer asks very good questions indeed and shares some of my very dim views on gay culture and identity. Although clearly extremely intelligent and educated, --a biological researcher by trade--his English style should have been edited to remove the annoying European smell in his prose. As well, having seen a few minutes of him on YouTube, I have to say that I have a distinct dislike for him. His accent --a combo of French and Spanish?-- and way of speaking, especially the EuroIntellectual habit of combining faux-humility with absolutist pretensions, brings back unpleasant memories of graduate school. And he occasionally indulges in the stupidest mental rituals of current PCism, apologizing for being a man and therefore unable to fully include lesbianism in his book. God, I hate that shit.

(Reminds me of a prof I had in grad school. I had found one of his books extremely helpful and enlightening. Took a course from him and came to loathe him as a man, a petty, controlling and narcissistic tyrant. As I later came to see, he was a classical Leftist, shouting the narrative of liberation and equality while his misanthropic shadow dominated his personal life. Sometimes it's wise to keep ideas and character quite separate. Never could read that book again.)

Herrada's thoughts on the Pope and gay marriage are quite unusual for their intelligence and non-hysteria. He even comes close (by a different route) to Jack Donovan's reasons for rejecting it: it is a false archetypal fit. Or as ExC terms it, 'straight drag'. A good sign.

Pluses and minuses considered, since Kindle books are so cheap, I will look through it.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Canuckistan actor




































Stephen Huszar, one beautiful dude.

Delectatio morosa

Is Maureen Dowd Obsolete? - Taki's Magazine:

A not so gentle reminder about reality to the first woman who ever made me utter the C-word,
that men create and maintain the world.

(And although the writer doesn't say it, all those things he lists are mostly the work of White men.)


HT to Mr Freeze


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Friday, December 27, 2013

Advice for the Pope

Francis the Talking Pope should take to heart the idea propounded by the authors of Freakonomics:
"If morality represents how people would like the world to work then economics shows how it actually does work."
And then he should shut up more often.

This is clearly a man in love with his own good intentions. He's very clear (and wrong) about "unfettered capitalism" leaving "the poor" with nothing. (Pretty well anything they do have is a product of capitalism, btw.) But he seems to lack any critical facility at all when it comes to the results of his own reckless and romantic embrace of anybody with a toothache, while blaming "the rich and powerful" for their suffering. Cartoon thinking.

Sounds like a stereotypical Argentinian.
Evita Peron in a cassock.

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The Most Foolish People On The Planet, continued

and continued and continued...

Church Displays Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

My morning misogyny

Watching how the West is letting itself simple be talked into dismantling and erasing itself, I wondered if such an unprecedented form of cultural suicide could have taken place if it had remained an all-male polity.

Certainly its current insanity could never have set in without the leadership and the compliance of far too many White Males. But if only White Males had political power, as was the case until almost the 20th century, if there had been no caving in to the Suffragettes and the 19th amendment had never happened...

could an all-male political order be talked into suicide?

(Unless you interpret the acquiescence of the once all-male political order in female suffrage to be, by itself, that suicide...)

Or does it require the destabilizing and sentimentalizing presence of politically empowered females for this to happen?

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Post-Christendom

Faculty at Jesuit university vote for continued abortion coverage

Wymyn rule.

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Mr Steyn Opeynz

Continuing about the Duck Dynasty thing, he references his (and Ezra Stein's) battles against the Canuckistan "Human Rights" commissars and remarks on the importance of pushing back against the hectoring:
The alternative is to let the control-freaks shrivel the bounds of public discourse remorselessly so that soon enough you lack even the words to mount an opposing argument.
This is the end result of the MarxistPC push, that you will have so effectively and reflexively self-censored your own mind that "you lack even the words to mount an opposing argument."

Bingo.


And let me repeat (as I am wont to do), that this same reflexive self-censorship has been so deeply internalized on other matters --like race and gender, for starters-- that the angry Right does not even know it is fighting a rear-guard skrimish in a war where it has already surrendered, and happily.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Typical

As ExCathedra has often noted.

Instapundit: " Interesting that the two parts of American society that are most loudly critical of inequality and exploitativeness in American society — Hollywood and academia — are the two parts of American society where savage inequality and exploitativeness are most pronounced."

'via Blog this'

PS, I would add that the mainstream media --capitalist enterprises all-- are not known for their caring and inclusive cultures. I believe that cutthroat is a more apt modifier.

Christmas 2013


Monday, December 23, 2013

OBTW

In all the years since my turn from liberalism to The Right, not once, not once, has a liberal ever asked me why, what made me change my mind.

A few of them have told me why --purported family pressure, increasing age, suggestions of mental illness, my WhiteMaleness--- but not a one of these open-minded and intellectually sophisticated creatures has ever shown the slightest curiosity about my reasons.

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Politics, sex, and maybe religion

While doing other chores, enjoying Tremors 3.

Primary reason? Shawn Christian. A guilty pleasure. (That's the sex part.)




[Now if Shawn had played opposite Fred Ward in the original Tremors, instead of stupid Kevin Bacon...that would have been, well, slash-fiction indecent.]


Like Mars Attacks, this little B-movie subverts its own foreground by making the crazed paranoid right-wing survivalist, well, right. Add the fact that he's played by the same guy who was the uber-lib Boomer parent on Family Ties...And that the Feds who seek to intervene are wrong (and die). Very enjoyable. (That's the politics part.)

As for the religion part, well, it's the environmentalist background which the film makes fun of. Federal regs would evict all the people from their homes if it meant protecting a hostile prehistoric man-eating carnivore.

And then, there's Shawn Christian.

(Hey, I said I was infallible, not deep...)
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Mr Whittle is irked

The Victim Minorities Rule, continued

The latest kerfuffle over the Duck Dynasty's theological attitude toward homosexuality is just one more instance of how The Law gets played out. Mark Steyn, as usual, puts it well.

The Right is yelling that this a war on Christianity. True enough. But it is part of a larger scheme that they have bought into almost as much as their Progressive opponents. They want the Duck Dynasty patriarch to have the freedom to claim a Biblical objection to same-sex sex. But they would be joining the cultural elites on the jury for an opinions he might have about Blacks, or women, or any of the other Sacred Victim groups that we must never ever make feel bad.

Once your group achieves Sacred Victim status in the eyes of the Progressive taste-makers, you are henceforth immune to criticism, of any kind. Any refusal to embrace and celebrate you is taken as one step away from a pogrom. The age of sticks and stones is long past.

You are no longer allowed to have a negative attitude toward homosexuality or gay marriage (even if you distinguish between behavior and people).

But it's been a long long time since the same Law has been in place in regard to the other Sacred Victim Groups: Jews, Blacks and all Peeps of Color, Wymyn, the Differently Abled, Special Needs Kids, Mohammedans, Illegal Aliens...I mean, Undocumented Future Americans, etc.

And the "LGBTQ Community" has achieved that status. No matter how powerful they become, they can always play the victim card. 

What do all these isms and phobias mean except that any un-approved attitudes, beliefs or actions in their regard are pathologized and criminalized (either socially or actually in law)? No matter how good an argument you can make for them or how factual they are.

"Tolerance" really means the imposition of an intolerantly absolute set of doctrinal ideas from which no deviation is tolerated. Mr. Orwell, welcome home.

You must accept and celebrate all the Sacred Victim Groups --and a good dollop of regret and apology is always a nice touch. 

Otherwise, just Shut Up.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Immaculate Misconceptions*

Christmas, Americans and the Virgin Birth:

"A 2008 Barna Poll found that 75 percent of Americans believe the Virgin Birth, including 15 percent of atheists."

Makes ya wonder about the value of polling.

To say nothing of anything like human consistency.

'via Blog this'

*BTW, the Virgin Birth of Christ and the Immaculate Conception of Mary are two quite distinct items: the immaculate conception refers to the conception by Mary's parents, Joachim and Anna, of their daughter. She was conceived in the normal way, but bore no Original Sin. Her later conception and birth-giving of Jesus was virginal; no male involved.  (Why let all that theological education go to waste?)

The particularity of time

Even though the coming of winter in a place like San Francisco is more like a brisk fall, with flowers, the chilling of the air and the increasing darkness is fundamental to my sense of Christmas.

Sentimental I can occasionally be and Christmas brings it out. Thick with memory. This is the image I use as my screensaver these days:



It's an emotional memory rather than a physical recollection. The contrasts are essential: warmth and light in a world that's dark and cold. And the silence that comes with snow, but for the crunch under your feet. Firewood burning. And the steely glow of stars in a winter sky. Music, cooking smells, a sense of safety. The stopping of the world so that eternity and time can intersect.
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Nostalgia in the strangest places

Half watching the very gory and really kinda funny and somewhat disturbing Joss Whedon horror satire The Cabin In The Woods, I heard a piece of music on the soundtrack that I had not thought of in many a year, REO Speedwagon's Roll With The Changes.

It was one of several tunes that, back in the 70's and 80's, used to turn old Ex Cathedra into a dancin' fool. Almost impossible for me to sit still and not boogey (as we used to say.)

Happy driving energy.

REO Speedwagon: Roll With The Changes.

Chicago: Feelin' Stronger Every Day

Jay Geils Band: Freeze Frame

The Pointer Sisters: Neutron Dance and I'm So Excited


Even hearing them now, makes me smile and move.

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Winter Solstice 2013


Monday, December 16, 2013

Gap

Not much posting of late. Been doing other things.

But Fear Not.  I'd like to assure my readers that I remain as declinist as ever, not one whit more optimistic about the end result of the US and Western civilizational implosion.

Republicans are still, as always, feckless pussies.

Obama is still an alien virus whose double election reveals the rot in the American electorate.

Universal suffrage is an insane idea. Derived from the frankly incredible notion of universal equality.

Francis The Talking Pope still blathers on. And on and on. Un chiacchierone.

Whites are still The Most Foolish People On the Planet.


Just wanted to re-assure you.

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Mandela's wake

The Truth About South Africa: White Extermination In South Africa:

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

What am I missing?



I mean, if Time thinks he's so cool...
why do I think he's a muddled, irresponsible
grandstanding loudmouth?


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Storyteller vs Writer

To make my cardio on the gym treadmill less tedious, I am listening to the whole Harry Potter series. I am very familiar with and fond of the movies, so I thought I'd see how the two genres differ.

Two notes.

JK Rowling is a much better storyteller than she is a writer. She finds it hard to describe a feeling, emotional or physical, without some over-the-top simile. People are never just angry. They are overcome with a rage like red hot lava gushing up from the pit of their bellies. It gets almost funny after a while.

All the characters are less likeable in print than they are on screen. The three cute kids in the movie do not match the unappealing trio in the book. Harry is a far more flawed hero: full of doubt, extremely short of temper and likely to distrust and resent people who are trying to do him good.
His relationship to Dumbledore in the book is stormy and testy. Ron is bipolar. And Hermione Granger is an insufferable prig for about 90% of the time. Ginny Weasley, however, is a far more interesting and engaging character than her mannikin on the screen, with Harry's attraction to her much more developed.

Well, back to the treadmill.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Diabolical Liberalism

The great thing is to direct the malice to his immediate neighbours whom he meets every day and to thrust his benevolence out to the remote circumference, to people he does not know. 
The malice thus becomes wholly real and the benevolence largely imaginary. 

 A line from The Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis' fictional account of the experienced demon Screwtape writing advisory epistles to the apprentice devil Wormwood on how to bring a soul to damnation.

Leapfrog morality, telescopic philanthropy.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cravings

I've been cutting back on the carbs for the last while and one funny outcome is that I start to have cravings for things I normally don't eat, or at least don't dream about:

Cheescake and brandy.
Oatmeal with raisins.
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce.

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Saturday, December 07, 2013

Another gay movie

Saltwater.

I watched it because of Ian Roberts. I confess.



Former Australian rugby player. A giant. And that combo of testosterone and crooked smile and sweet good humor. Not a great actor, but charm oozing out through the screen. At least IMHO.

The plot's about two guys with bad timing. And they are both completely unfabulous. A plus.



Another other thing I liked about it: when the two principals, Mr Roberts and one Ronnie Kerr (who also wrote it), finally fall into bed, it's very recognizable real stuff. Amid all the friendly mayhem there's a lot of smiling.

For that alone, worth a watch.

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Structural engineering


Mangina 101

Boehner: GOP Men Need Sensitivity Training on Women's Issues:

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The Whites of Dover Beach

The slavish celebrations of Nelson Mandela remind me of how many heroes now adored by the West are its enemies. Other saints like MLK and Ghandi.

And of how uncelebrated are those who brought down the Communists. A major event in world history which is treated as if it never happened.

But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long, withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingles of the world.

...

Update. South African expatriate Collin Liddel, a very Right guy, has some telling words about the power that the Mandelas and the Obamas of this world have: their capacity to attract the projections of the Whites, who, in the end, put them where they are.

A great line:
here at least Mandela was in the right, for in a war between races there are no civilians, there are no individuals, there are no numbers to be put into the Grand Golden Humanitarian Scales (presumably kept in a cabinet in the Hague and periodically polished by the tears of liberals, Christians, and internationalists).

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

A pleasant change

A British TV series trying to recreate life for tenant farmers on monastery lands during the early Tudor period, prior to Henry VIII, who despoiled the monasteries to enrich the Crown and then parceled off the land to the aristocracy.

What's pleasant about it is that it is not cynical and flip about early 16th century life, including religion.

It's common for Brit (and other Western) programs on foreign cultures to be obsequiously accomodating and worshipful, while stories about the Western past, especially the Christian Middle Ages, take the contemptuous tone of a smart-assed high schooler.

This is a pleasant change.

I am fascinated by programs that make clear the myriad ways in which our ancestors had to live without so many things we take for granted.

(But, of course, in re-creating the Pentecost market day in a rural area, we have a Black woman as part of the scene...Yeah, England in 1500 was choc a bloc with African farmers..)

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TR again

Teddy Roosevelt, an extraordinary man and a somewhat ambiguous President --as pretty well all of them have been-- made a statement about being American. He condemned hyphenated Americans and said that without the common bonds of culture and citizenship, the country would become merely "a polyglot boarding-house."

A prophet in spite of himself.

"Multicultural" America: A polyglot boarding-house.

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Francis the Talking Pope

continued.

One of the many gems in his recent "apostolic exhortation" Evangelii Gaudium

Faced with disconcerting episodes of violent fundamentalism, our respect for true followers of Islam should lead us to avoid hateful generalisations, for authentic Islam and the proper reading of the Koran are opposed to every form of violence.
Moron. He's about as qualified to talk on Islam as he is on economics.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

B-actors

seem to be favorites of mine. Here's a fine example.


Chris Bruno

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Blasphemer!

Bob Dylan charged with 'public insult and inciting hate' in France over Croatia remarks - CSMonitor.com:

Multiculturalism is the foundational myth of the modern secular state's religion. Consequently, it treats any honest or non-submissive race-related speech by Whites as forms of blasphemy.

What we once called The Free World is far less so than it was during the Cold War.



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Bi-coastal

I'm returning to the West Coast this afternoon after 9 days on the East, for family Thanksgiving. A very nice time. They're a good bunch, my family, and very good to me. I am very lucky.

I have not always felt so comfortable among my kin. But one think I have learned, and try to help some of my family-conflicted patients see, is that the way things are is not the way things need always be. Families resist change, but they (including me, of course) can change over time. And sometimes for the better.

I remember remarking to my mom some years ago that we seemed to be getting along more easily, not making each other irritable and unhappy the way we used to. She replied very matter of factly, Well, we're both too old for that stuff. Takes too much energy. Nature sometimes accomplishes what grace cannot.

Most of the time I was out on the North Fork, rural-ish and pleasant and highly Caucasian.  I am aware not only of the cold but of the leafless trees, something you rarely see in SF.




Sunset comes only 20 minutes earlier than on the West Coast, but with the flat landscape and the trees, it seems darker and greyer. Went bowling with a sister and bro in law; new lanes look like a Las Vegas casino. Very enjoyable.

My time in NYC, well, it just continues to feel like a place I don't belong and would never want to live again.



I suppose that's natural in some ways. We've both changed in the decades I have lived elsewhere.

NYC is not really about the "diversity" it trumpets and worships. It's about co-existence, a horse of a very different color. People of all kinds mix on the streets and in other public spaces, but at the end of the day they go home to places where people like them live together, by race and class. That's how humans are. And as the LGBTQ types like to say, Deal with it.






Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A bit on the goofy extreme side

27 Problems Only Introverts Will Understand:

But in the ballpark.

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Extravert Feeling Types on Parade

'Evangelii Gaudium' amounts to Francis' 'I Have a Dream' speech | National Catholic Reporter:

Yeah, and look at how swell that turned out.

A commentor elsewhere echoes my sentiments about the Chatterbox Pope

Every time this Pope speaks, I get the impression he is addressing a Kindergarten class at snack time. The discourse is shallow, up-beat, silly, essentially meaningless. Next, we're going to be handed a box of crayons and instructed to draw our feelings about "world peace".

'via Blog this'

Monday, November 25, 2013

States' rights

According to the 2010 Census, the following racial groups in the US are

White 63%
Black  12%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 5%
Indian 1%
Other/Mixed 3%

If we took their numbers and translated them into the populations of the states, this is what the country would look like:


All the Blacks would live in one state: California.
All the Hispanics would live in three: Texas, Colorado and Florida.
All the Asians would live in one: Ohio.
All the Indians would live in one: Connecticut
All the Other/Mixed would live in one:  Michigan


The rest of the States --43 of them--would be White.

(Just for interest, all the Jews would live in Washington and all the LGBTs in Georgia.

Another way to look at it.

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Facts, Democrats and the JFK Legend

Facts, Democrats and the JFK Legend | VDH's Private Papers:


Contemporary Liberalism has "declared war on Christianity and Judaism and attempted to drive those faiths from the public square––excluding of course Islam, the faith of most of the terrorist murderers active across the globe. "

Oh, really? Make a list of how the religion of Judaism is to be driven out.

And ask yourself how many of those behind the war on Christianity have been Jews.



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Religious, not spiritual

One of the many reason I like Mr B so much is this pearl of wisdom he just texted me about my visit to the East Coast:

The Buddha said "It is better to travel well than to arrive," beginning a long tradition of non-sensical buddhist quotes beloved by the ooey-gooey of the west.

My corollary: Get where you are going as soon as possible, and enjoy yourself once you get there. 

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

An old refrain

Ever since Mr B encapsulated Ex Cathedra's market niche as "naked men and angry Muslims", I have tried to ensure some regularity in both arenas.

So, to honor sacred tradition, an oldy-but-goody post of naked men. Oh, and angry Muslims...which, now that I think of it, seems a tautology.


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Duh


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Droll quote

Yes, I like diversity. I also like the idea of a flat earth and a jolly old elf who drops a few hundred dollars worth of goodies under the tree each year. Advocacy does not create reality. 

They say diversity is a strength. They also say Big Foot rambles through the Canadian forests.

Speaking of diversity, the Pakis and the Gypsies, uh, I mean, the Roma people, are fighting with each other. In England.  The local government is responding vigorously. With pamphlets.

Where, of course, they belong, right?
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Canuckistan propaganda

You can tell this low budget sci-fi movie is Canadian.

The level of Political Correctness is over the top.

Science, tech and pilots top heavy with women.

All White girls, though. Shameful.

Only one Negro but  he was not Numinous. Harder to come by in Canada. We had a Latino stand-in.

But the townsfolk are more than 50% Third Worlders.

There's a gratuitous swipe at Christianity. (Courtesy of the writer, Reb Jeffrey Schechter).

And the required angry speech by one of the lead women that she don't need no man to take care of her.

Even though David James Elliott saves the world, he can't save this movie.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Tru dis

The outside world of people and events have provided me with moments of suffering in my life. Nothing special there. But the most consistent and finally determinative source of the suffering in my life, and the suffering I cause others, is my own character. 

Nothing special there, either.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Schadenfreude

I am against celebrity power on principle, but this older actor agrees with me, so...
When I was the age of a lot of people in this room, we were putting a man on the moon. That was 50 years ago. Now we’re struggling to design websites.”




Even if you're a feckless fraud, an Affirmative Akshun Prezident,
even as you fail,
you can still wreak tremendous destruction on
 the Foolish People who gave you the power.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I wonder

if good equality-loving Liberals have given any thought to the scandalous class divisions in our transportation system.

Airlines --and even the public railway system, Amtrak-- continue to divide our nation into classes, based on money. If you are wealthier, you can fly business class (with your own private lounge at the airport, and you get on the plane first) or on the train, purchase roomier accommodations and better food.



The teeming masses and the privileged money-elites


Clearly minorities are at a disadvantage (unless they're Asian or Jewish). Isn't there some civil rights legislation that covers this?

It would be unthinkable to separate men from women on planes, or even worse, Whites from Les Peuples de Couleur. So why is this rank classism unchallenged? Even celebrated and encouraged? It's just an economic form of Jim Crow.

I thought we were going to "fundamentally transform" the Evil Amurrican Empire.

If the Feds can enforce "diversity" in our housing, our neighborhoods, our workplaces, our schools, the military...why not on a plane or a train?

What is this? The British Raj?

It's a scandal.

Why they are blind to this evil is beyond me...


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Am I a misogynist?

Because I think that the mouthy, entitled, stupid, gyrlpower, mouthy, pouty, blonde little princess-bitch in this awful movie --totally owning her ball-less dad-- needs to be smacked hard across the mouth?


By someone? Anyone?

PS A reader's question made me realize that the real problem is Daddy. She is the symptom; he is the illness.

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Gettysburg

Blog: Obama Omits 'God' from the Gettysburg Address:

Part of the regular routine of re-writing history to fit the present moment.

As to the address itself and Mr Lincoln, I now admit to having a far less admiring attitude. This past year it was pointed out that while he was piously praising government "of the people, by the people and for the people" and the dedicatory proposition that "all men are created equal", he was doing something quite at variance with his words.

The people of the Southern states had chosen, by their democratic process and institutions, to withdraw from the Union. Lincoln forced them back into it in a river of blood and slaughter and maiming.

As for equality, it is clear that while he abhorred slavery, he considered Blacks inferior and his plan after the war was to deport as many of them as possible to Africa or South America.



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Unconditional surrender

Dick Cheney 'Pained' by Public Flap, Sides With Daughter Liz:

The conservative daughter expresses her opinion politely and separates love and agreement. The lesbian daughter basically shoots back, Agree with me or you're out.

Typical LGBT tolerance and inclusivity.

Eventually, all the issues become non-negotiable and personal.

The progressive manta, The personal is political, reveals the dark totalitarian heart of "liberation and equality." There is no private life; the State owns all.

Reminds me of a spat back in my AIDS non-profit days. The lesbians were worked up because we were using polystyrofoam cups and destroying the earth. Their leader, in a moment of conspiratorial eye-rolling, said to me, You know how they get. From "I disagree" to "You Have No Right To Live" in a nanosecond.

Amen, sister.



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Oprah was right

Another blatantly raciss attack on Our Prezident.


“The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.”

“I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to not being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.”

“Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same. I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.”

“Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.”

“I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.”

The raciss devil here.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ouch! :)

A noted conservative man of color --not Black-- has written that  "the problem with Africa is not that it was colonized, but rather that it was not colonized long enough."

Grin.

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Black Intifada update

.DailyKenn.com/blog: Recent black-on-white crimes:

Stuff that Pravda USA won't tell you.

100 more reasons not to give a damn about Trayvon Martin.

'via Blog this'

Oprah says we're raciss. Must be Tuesday.

The Moral Decline of Oprah | VDH's Private Papers

Shows the brilliant analysis of the race game that Shelby Steele did in the 90's.

In exchange for a writ of racial innocence, Whites must extend both license and deference to Blacks.

But make one criticism, fail to go along with the plan or, God forbid, make a demand, and the Getta Outta Racist Jail card is revoked.

Back to square one.

Forever.








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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Juxtaposition

Saw two documentaries tonight on Netflix.

One about primitive hunter-gatherer peoples in the interior of New Guinea and the other about several Indian boys who make their meager living burning corpses at the ghats in Varanasi on the Ganges.

The oldest form of human society followed by an ancient high civilization. Both thousands of years old. Both recognizable.




It was easy to see the archetypal commonalities in the males of both these radically different groups. In their own settings, one sparse and pristinely Stone-aged, the other massive and rigidly stratified, a high value was placed on their capacity for skill and for perseverance, pluck and sticking to the group's code.




Many commentors after the New Guinea film were outraged about the desecration of these Noble Savages merely by contact with the evil modern world. Others after the India film were horrified at the tough lives these kids live.

What makes these people think that the lives of New Guinea tribesmen or Ganges ghat kids have anything to do with them that requires them to have an ethical opinion? The typical Western combo of self-centeredness and self-hatred at play underneath the moralist veneer.

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Are you a White Supremacist?


Of course not. That's awful. How can you even ask that?





So let me ask another question.

If you had to choose between living in a place (country, city, neighborhood, whatever) that was 85% White or one that was 85% Black, which one would you choose?




I thought so.

But no, you're not a White Supremacist.

Of course not.

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Typical Hollywood Lefty Matt Damon

Defending Explaining...if you can get the drift through the nervous talk-- why Mr Liberal sends his own special children to private schools rather than with the hoi polloi...
Well, because I, you know, because I want the public schools to, if they were, if they went back to, if I could find my, the private school that I send my kids to is the thing closest to the public school that I went to that I could find. And that’s why I send my kids to private school. I wish I didn't have to, it’s expensive, and I also want my kids to be part of a, you know, their local community, you know, and not have to commute to somewhere else to go to school.
Racist.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

BS

In the Ender's Game movie, the second in command of the combat school, Major Anderson, is a Black female. In the book, Major Anderson was a White man.

Other characters are Africanized, too.

White men are replaceable when it serves the multicultural and feminist fraud.

BS.

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Suffering

Been cutting down on the carbs the last while. Mostly it's fine. But in the morning, no pastry with my coffee...that's asceticism.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

After the Fall, part 2

I got a little side-tracked in my previous post about post-America.

What sparked the original impetus was remarking to myself (I often remark to myself, and try not to do it out loud in front of other people) that if Canadians and Americans --both historically White Anglospheric countries--have been historically different enough from each other to require separate nations, what about the differences among the current denizens of the Balkan States of America?

The founding colonists of the Original Thirteen were, as John Jay noted in The Federalist Papers, quite homogeneous; almost all descended from England. Yet they morphed from Englishmen into Americans, a new native identity. And only 80+ years later, the mitosis into Yankees and Southerners erupted in a bloody slaughter. As archetypal psychologist James Hillman pointed out, any group that names itself as "United" anything is trying hard to resist a deeper drive to fracture.

I have begun to think of the fractious groups in the increasingly unUnited States as incubating new native identities as well. Taking every group now resident within our borders --such as they are-- and calling them "Americans" really stretches the meaning of the term to the breaking point.

Nancy Pelosi recently pronounced that with the arrival of every new foreigner (my term, not hers) we actually become "more American." The logic of that mindset is that when there are no more actual Americans and the territory is occupied by foreigners entirely, America will have fulfilled its destiny as a Blank Slate "creedal nation" by being Nowhere and Everywhere.







There are certainly far more differences between Blacks and Whites in the US than there are between White Canadians and White Americans. Or than there were between Yankees and Southerners. The Latino Nation now invading us even speaks another language. And both Blacks and Latinos, as groups, define themselves historically by opposition to the Whites, whom both groups see as oppressive tyrants. Not a recipe for success. But, IMHO, a recipe for future separate countries. And that is how I have begun to see "us."


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After the Fall

As a good Western declinist, I have given some thought to how I think things should be set up after the Empire, instead of striking back, falls apart.

Of course what I think in my speculations bears no relation whatever to may happen. If anything. I follow the wise yogi, Berra, who warned against making predictions, especially about the future. What follows could be far worse than what we have now. Mad Max, anyone?

The Law of Unintended Consequences spares not even those who believe in it.

One place where I part company with the otherwise outstandingly acute thinker and articulate writer Jack Donovan is his almost uncritical admiration for the paleo-masculine gang and his hope for an apocalyptic breakdown of the current order, so that men, actual men in tribes, can once again, in his phrase, "Start The World."

In his no-nonsense The Way of Men, his opening quote on Rome --ironic and funny if you know Jack-- is from the 5th century Father of Western Christianity himself, St. Augustine, who died while gangs who've given us our word vandal were breaking down his city gates.. On the issue of gangs and governments, Jack and Augustine are largely in accord:
“Remove justice, and what are kingdoms but gangs of criminals on a large scale? What are criminal gangs but petty kingdoms? A gang is a group of men under command of a leader, bound by a compact of association, in which the plunder is divided according to an agreed convention. If this villainy wins so many recruits from the ranks of the demoralized that it acquires territory , establishes a base, captures cities and subdues people, it then openly arrogates itself the title of kingdom, which is conferred on it in the eyes of the world, not by the renouncing of aggression but by the attainment of impunity” —St. Augustine, City of God 
It's the removal of justice that is a bit worrying.

There are lots of places on the planet where governmental order has broken down and gangs have naturally emerged in their wake (or even, as in Mexico, in parallel or shadow form with the official State). Aside from Mexico, we have Somalia, for example. Or Liberia. And inside both strong and weak States we have all the various forms of Mafia-dom. Hardly appealing to me.

Jack shows an appreciation of many of the elements of Italian fascism, where both the masculine and the tribal were honored by incorporation into the State's basic values and structure. Central to that project was the genetic and cultural unity of the Italian people. It was no multicultural welcome-wagon.*

But if you ban genetic and ethno-cultural identity as a basis for a State and embrace the ideology of multiculturalism, then anyone and everyone can own the "nationality" of such a country. It ceases to be a country in the traditional sense and becomes merely a territory where anyone can live. Any resistance by the historical people who created the country prior to its liberation from genetic/cultural commonality is deemed rank and vile racism. Borders become a flimsy convention, useful only for shaping the tax system.

But in a post-implosion America, what kind of gang-State(s) would emerge? I'll leave that for another post. This one is already too long.

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*The Jewish author of this article implies that any State based on an identifiable common ancestry (what he calls nationalist)  will eventually transform into a genocidally anti-Jewish regime. This sense is widespread among Jews and accounts for their dominantly left-liberal political bias. Israel, of course, is a predicament for that way of thinking: how do you justify a frankly Jewish national State and still handle your large indigenous Arab population so that a) you can maintain your self-concept as a Western liberal democracy without b) being swamped by people who every reason to resent and hate you?

Bizarro world



It always amazes me how it is the most liberal people and groups who stand up loudest and most reactively in defense of the most ill-liberal religion and people in the world, Islam.

The obvious reason is that Muslims are a Third-World religion, very unWhite, and therefore Mohammedans are coded not as adherents of a religion but as People of Color, granted license and deference, and with all the rights and privileges appertaining thereunto. Both Muslims and Muslim-enablers cry out "Racist!" any time a Paleface dares to criticize The Religion of Peace.

The less obvious reason --one that many cultural liberals are unaware of and would deny-- is that both Liberalism and Islam are enemies of the West. Islam has been making war, literally, against Christendom and its secular successor, since 634 AD, following the example of its warlord-prophet, to set up a perfect theocratic kingdom on earth.  Liberalism, the toxic parricidal spawn of the West itself, seeks to dismantle its own culture and civilization --as did its prototype, Marxism-- likewise aims at an egalitarian utopia to replace the evils of the Dead White European Males.

How else could self-respecting Progressives become allies of a religion and culture that is galactically patriarchal, institutionally sexist, environmentally oblivious, happily martial and violent in the extreme, and imperialist and theocratic to its core?

You only get away with these things if you are UnWhite.

Imagine for a moment, a new religion. Founded just after World War II. By an Afrikaaner prophet, middle-aged merchant Hendrik van Kruger, in the city of Pretoria. Incorporating a lot of material from the Old Testament as well as its own version of the New, this additional new revelation sees itself as correcting their corrupted interpretation with a new and ultimate religious truth for the whole earth. This new faith frankly and boldly:

•celebrates male dominance,
•requires its women to dress in antique clothing
and participate in polygamous marriages
•maintains a para-military wing to defend itself by sanctified violence
and to stake out new territory it captures, believe that its prophet has called them
to establish his new order everywhere on earth.
•reduces any non-members in its sphere who refuse conversion
either to vulnerable second-class semi-apartheid status or even death*,
•reinstitutes slavery
•seeks to replace the secular government of South Africa
with one directed entirely by the successors of the prophet and his teachings,
•considers Afrikaans to be a divinely sacred and superior language,
restricting real understanding of the prophet's infallible words
only to Afrikaans speakers,
•develops a complex legal code of behavior controlling the clean and unclean in sex, food, clothing, prayer, relations with outsiders, money and inheritance, with its own law courts,
•makes sex outside marriage a crime
•instates capital punishment for homosexuality and for attempting to leave the van Kruger religion or even speaking about him without deference, much less criticism.

*Christians, Jews and Muslims, regardless of their color, are reduced to second-class status on payment of protection money and a promise to submit to the superior status of their new masters, while practitioners of traditional African religions and Western atheists are required to convert or be shot or sold off as slaves.

Can you guess what the Western progressive (or UN) response might be to this Mormon-Nazi nightmare cult? Any inkling?

What if hundreds of thousands of Hendrik van Krug's devotees wanted to emigrate to Europe and America, places their prophet has judged decadent and ripe for conversion? Would Pope Francis be weeping if they died in shipwrecks off the coast of Lampedusa? If nineteen of them blew up the Empire State building and killed thousands of New Yorkers, would the country respond by doubling their rate of immigration and declaring any criticism of them as evil phobic paranoid un-American H8?

But how, I ask, is this imaginary new 70 year old spiritual movement that different from the 1400 year old religion of Islam?

What color do you think the answer might be?

Bizarro World doesn't even begin to cover it.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

On "sending the wrong message"

What makes you think anyone is paying attention to you?

PS. I notice how "sending the wrong message" has replaced "setting a bad example." Must mean something.

UPDATE. "Must mean something."  What it means is that people who use this phrase --liberals, especially, since I suspect they invented it-- see themselves as teachers (aka propagandists) of the masses. As the recently late Kenneth Minogue wrote, we are constantly bombarded by our liberal masters with "a stream of improving messages".

The repugnant Mama Michelle Antoinette Obama's hectoring about childhood obesity is just one example of the Secular Church of the Liberal State and Culture, obsessing about our attitudes and our private behaviors, "health and safety" Nazis, even requiring us to keep our "H8"-ful thoughts in line. Cause after all, hateful thoughts lead to hate speech and hate crimes, don't they? Every time you refuse to embrace gay marriage, gay kittens commit suicide!

I am no fan of Jimmy Carter, to put it mildly, but I remember how he was condescendingly mocked  by the elites for piously confessing that he had "committed adultery in his heart" by his un-enacted sexual desires. This was not Jimmy's invention, btw, it was Jesus'. Matthew 5.27-28. Very puritanical and restrictive, no?

But for the Secular Church, "committing racism in your heart", well, that's a different matter altogether. That's serious. It is as avidly and relentlessly policed as any Victorian vicar on the lookout for a naked ankle.* The PC Vice Squad.

God, I hate these people (in my heart...)

If you say "set a bad example", on the other hand,  you assume that people will choose, of their own free will, to imitate something that they may or may not see. Leaving them to their own devices like that, untaught, well that would be...irresponsible.


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*On The Big Bang Theory, the two smarty White women correct fellow-White bartender/waitress Penny just for describing Rajesh Koothrapali as her "Indian friend." Racist!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Prophet of Baltimore


A fine mind

Remembering Kenneth Minogue | National Review Online:

His 1963 (!) The Liberal Mind laid out the origins of our current madness. A more recent comment on the liberal State as pseudo-Church:

 "Democratic citizenship in the twenty-first century means receiving a stream of improving “messages” from politicians. Some may forgive these intrusions because they are so well intentioned. Who would defend prejudice, debt, or excessive drinking? The point, however, is that our rulers have no business telling us how to live. They are tiresome enough in their exercise of authority — they are intolerable when they mount the pulpit."

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Changing my mind

Trevor Blake, of OVO, has done me the honor of including me in his series on people who have changed their minds. His brief summary of Ex Cathedra's politico-religious trajectory, composed of quotes from my own blog, is concise and accurate.

If you stick to a single point of view for your whole life, are you a man of principle or a rigid dogmatist? If you change your mind about important things, are you a fearless seeker or a rudderless dilettante?

Depends on how you look at it.

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Victimist propaganda, Black edition, continued

New Movie, Same Old Skin Game - Taki's Magazine:
 "The message behind the ongoing enshrinement of the rather amateurish 12 Years a Slave is that the cultural whippings of white folk for the sins of their great-great-great-great-grandfathers will continue until morale improves."

Keep the Whities feeling bad so they'll continue to make themselves blind to and shut up about how the Blacks continue to squander what they won since the "Civil Rights Movement." And continue to blame us.

Black Privilege: completely unearned moral standing based on what happened to someone else.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Outcomes

Saw a smart comment elsewhere this morning: "Liberalism, unopposed, creates socialism." Made me think what would happen if (or when!) the Democrats were not resisted by the Republicans. Now it is a feckless and pussified resistance, to be sure, and eventually gives up, but it slows the process down a bit. What if even that were not there? The result would be distinguishable from (regulatory and wealth-transfer*) socialism how?

The only groups that can provide financial support for the out of control fiscal spasms of the Federal government are Whites, (and tiny minorities like Jews and Asians). Blacks, forget it. Latinos, not much help at all. The gap both in annual income and in net worth between us and them makes that very clear. (I am, lamentably and laughably, an exception to that rule!) Whites will continue to be restricted and sacked to finance their own destruction, while their unproductive enemies profit from it. That, my friends, is the truth about "social justice."

I can't see how that is not going to happen.

Unless the whole house of cards --with a $20 trillion debt at the end of O's regime-- collapses entirely.


*Socialism comes in two types: the upfront and honest confiscatory Marxist type, where the State takes actual ownership of everything, and the regulatory/wealth-transfer type, where the State leaves you to earn your way and own your stuff, but so enmeshes you in regulations and taxes that it has effective, if not legal, ownership. You own, but it controls. That's how the Euro and now American versions work. National Socialism, by the way, was a regulatory type.

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PS, my house-guest and buddy D, a gay Mormon who has amazingly integrated both his active gayness and his very sincere LDSness, horrified me this past week. I know he shares with many others a completely irrational love of Obama, but his idea on death taxes really threw me. This is a very nice man, a truly decent and generous guy. And no dope. But he finds the ability of people to pass on their property and wealth to their children morally offensive. Why should adult children benefit from someone else's effort? Were D in charge, the State would become the sole heir of everyone's estate and it would all be "put into a big pot and distributed to people who really need it."

Imagine for a minute that the Mormon church's current Prophet got a revelation that the LDS church was henceforth to be made the sole beneficiary of every Mormon's estate. Everyone who's ever called that religion an evil cult of greedy swindlers would be instantly vindicated. It would be headlines all over the country.

But for some reason, when it's the Government --whose corruption, arrogance and jaw-dropping talent for mis-spending galactic amounts of money on ludicrously inept projects, the Obamacare rollout being only the latest of many-- taking your money to redistribute it to "our country's most vulnerable", this sounds like some noble moral accomplishment that only a mean-spirited, racist and greedy Republican would resist.

Has he never been to the DMV?

Mother of God.

But, really, isn't his idea the natural progression of the Liberal vision?

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Wouldn't ya know

I have expressed my assessment of the "Civil Rights Movement" on this blog by juxtaposing some pictures. The sentimental Norman Rockwell White-Guilt vision vs What We Actually Got Instead.

Turns out that Barry Hussein has the Rockwell hanging outside his office in the White House.


This is contemporary Black Privilege: unearned moral standing. Barry's color is the only reason he is where he is.


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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Masculine Masses

Even with lace in the albs and surplices, there is much truth in this comment: he loves the traditional Latin rites because it is masculine religion. There is a hierarchical dignity in the old Mass and that is distinctly masculine. Men are openly hierarchical by nature. Find me a gang that is run by consensus(1).

Women shrink from such frank and structural displays of rank, preferring their own dishonest subtler modes of creating pecking orders by degrees of affiliation.(2) How men and women value and navigate the cross-currents of structure and connection are both opposite and complementary. But certainly opposite.(3)



Either stripped down to essentials on a battlefield



Or at High Mass in a church:


codified gestures of recognition and submission 
within solemn and restrained ritual and a male hierarchical structure
combining royalty with sacrifice.

VS.




Not.
So not.



Christianity once played the role of softening the rougher edges of men, to allow civilized life to grow beyond barbarism, a task in continuity with the classical Greco-Roman world, which, at its best, trained the male passions because it respected them as a primal gift of nature. It promoted the strength, the courage and the skill that makes males thrive and gave men codes of honor to complete the archetype.


The Christian Knight
(The only kind of knight, in fact, there's ever been.
The knight is a unique creation of European Christendom.)



Now in collusion with feminism and liberalism, it joins them in deriding and pathologizing men and all things masculine, a danger inherent in its mythic and moral structure but once held in check by orthodoxy and by the cultural self-confidence --part of which derived from a Christian sense of theological superiority to others(4)--of Europeans and Americans.

There are now only two ways in which Catholicism acts as a bulwark of the masculine: limiting the priesthood to males and maintaining marriage as a male-female institution. The unspeakable principle that prevents women from being ordained is not essentially different from the one that makes egalitarian marriage un-Christian: that male headship, aka patriarchy, is as normative to the human species as heterosexuality.

Fear of the rage of their Cultured Despisers --which includes a huge number of people of both sexes inside the Church-- makes them avoid that connection. They're pretty up front about male-female marriage because they can make the argument about children.

But when it comes to the masculine priesthood, they just sorta throw up their hands and say, Well, Jesus didn't give us the authority to change it. No mention of the unique virtues of the masculine that suit men for priesthood, but exclude women. The unspoken implication of the official line is that either they can give no respectable reason to resist the priestesses and that, given their druthers they would go along, but their anointed hands are tied. We don't know why, but Jesus made a different choice. Don't blame us, we're just following orders. Sorry.


It seems to me that in every other way, the Church has succumbed to the egalitarian idolatry of the degraded children of the Enlightenment and to placating their new center of gravity in the Third World.

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(1) There is much wisdom in the saying, "Men are dogs." Dogs without a pack become neurotic; canines need to know their place in the group or neither they nor the group can function. Left to their own devices, informally and formally, human males create gangs and teams just as naturally. Male-exclusive gangs and teams. The feline and the feminine, on the other hand, are not associated by accident.

(2)The "Roman Catholic WomenPriests" are a laughingly apposite example. Condemning male hierarchy in favor of the feminist "discipleship of equals", what is their obsession and raison d'etre? Possession of the power of male priests!

The logic of a "discipleship of equals" is either a) no priests or b) all priests. But these silly and deluded women --living up to millennia of the stereotypical irrational and self-contradictory female-- not only seek elite power (to use, of course, only to promote equality and inclusion...) but assert themselves as Roman Catholic priests when the very act of being "ordained" excommunicates them.

(3) My thoughts on that here.

(4) This is a sense of superiority which is now only allowed to Muslims.

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More evilthinking

Short Canadian blogress Kathy Shaidle --aka Five Feet of Fury--is part of my daily reads, both for keeping me up to date with Canuckistan and for her ability to write thoughts which I generally keep to myself. She has a flair. And liberals loathe her. Must be up to something good.

Post title: The world still has too many foreigners.*

This yet-one-more-of-seemingly-endless example of Third World "migrants" and "asylum seekers" in Europe attacking and/or killing a Native Person (aka an actual White Norwegian) reminds me that Generation Identity, the French-inspired anti-immigrant and anti-Boomer movement among young Euros has taken to using the word "la racaille" to describe foreigners, especially those who attack the natives. In French, the word means "scum."

Their "declaration of war" with translation here, and my post on the book, here.

Hard to argue.

She also is an advocate of depriving women of the vote, as in her charmingly titled post: Clueless Liberal White Bitch of the Week. 


So un-Canadianly rude.


*Her gift for the one-liner is clear. Her basic response to the Nanny Staters who control her country: You're Not Smart Enough To Tell Me How To Live. To badly behaved Blacks: We Should Have Picked Our Own Cotton. To any Muslim: Stop All Muslim Immigration Now! And most rudely, to anything that the inhabitants of  the Land of the Rising Sun do to displease her: Japan: Nuked Too Much Or Not Enough?
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An unintentionally apt comparison

Obama's Catastrophic Victory - Peggy Noonan's Blog - WSJ:

In her long lament at the "disastrous victory" of enacting Obamacare, this occasionally insightful rightish writer makes this comparison:

 "You know where we are? It’s as if it’s 1964 and the administration has just passed landmark civil rights legislation and the bill goes into effect, and everyone looks—only immediately it is apparent that it makes everyone’s life worse! It doesn’t help minority groups – it makes their lives harder and less free! And it does real, present and intimate damage to the majority."

Not her intention, but the truth is --take it from Ex Cathedra-- that the difference between Obamacare and all the"liberating anti-discrimination" laws of the 60's and following is that one's destructive effect is immediate and the others' took a little longer to show it.



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Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Hallows Eve

The old Celtic festival of Samhain --pronounced Sah-win--coincides with First Vespers of All Saints. It is a liminal day, when the veils between the worlds thin out and the dead and the spirits move easily into Middle Earth.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, with the brilliant Tim Curry, is the liturgically appropriate event.

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Racial BS and Tonto's Razor

We play a game in America where we are supposed to distinguish between race and ethnicity. The government does it and private sector folks play along.

We have the races: White, Black, Asian, Native...and then we have the Hispanics, who are treated as a racial rainbow, within which we find Whites, Blacks, and mixed.

A recent study about American in 2040 has two separate reports, one on race and one on ethnicity. In the first one, White includes a chunk of the Hispanics...apparently. Just as the census and the DOJ do. In a second one, on ethnicity, we just have Hispanics and Non-Hispanics.

It's BS, designed to hide the fact that Hispanics are a race.

But how can I say that, since there's all kind of genetic mixing among them?

Tonto's Razor, that's how. In short, if you can play the race card, you're not White.

Example: a White man makes a Hispanic man unhappy. Be SeƱor Garcia of pure Spanish European origin, Euro/Indian mestizo in greater or lesser degree, or visibly Indian or African, he can call the White man a racist and racism will be the issue.

Not "ethnicism."  That's when an Italian and an Irishman in New York call each other names. No one cares. They're both White. Zzzz.

So let's stop the crap. In America, Marco Rubio is not White, regardless of what his genes tell you. He's Hispanic. (And "White Hispanic" is only useful when you want to blame Whites for poor little Trayvon. No one ever called Governor Richardson a "White Hispanic.") And Hispanics of any color have People Of Color Privilege when they need it, which means they can call a Whitey a racist and the games will begin.

So in America, Hispanics are a race.


*Republican POC's lose this traction in the eyes of Democrats, for whom race is defined also by political allegiance, but should a Colin Powell turn against his former associates and cry "Racism!", he'd become a hero.

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Hmmm

If "Civil Rights leader" Al Sharpton were White, how would he be different from "White nationalist leader?"

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Too fine a point

Burnham's Law is at the heart of Liberalism: whoever occupies the victim position, wins.

When he named Liberalism as "the ideology of Western suicide",  what is implied in "Western" and which Ex Cathedra --and other evil people-- makes explicit is that Western = White.

Liberalism is the ideology of White suicide.

As I was walking home from my office earlier, I passed a Sikh on the street. He works at the local Indian restaurant. He's probably in his late sixties, dressed in a workaday suit, open shirt and great grey beard and moustache, with the characteristic turban. He is darkish (a Bronze Caucasian) and makes no eye contact with anyone who passes him by.

My job, as I pass him, is to make believe that I do not notice how out of place and exotic he is. That is what White people's job is, when faced with racial strangers. He owes me nothing; I owe him proof that I am not a racist.

I thought of this because I went food shopping down in Serramonte yesterday --Target has the best prices for staples. I was in a largely Philippino part of the Bay Area. Both Whites and Blacks stand out in the sea of Pacific Islanders.

Walking my cart back to my car, I watched a very tall Black man in his 60's, ostentatiously dressed in a pin striped three piece suit, a fedora with a feather and a cane, as he walked past a family of either Philippinos or Chinese gathered around their cart, talking loudly about something.

He slowed down and stared and them, but kept on moving, turning his head and quite obviously perusing them as if they were some strange intrusion into his world. His face was fairly calm, but it was a display of body language which clearly showed his sense that it was his right to stare at these Others.

Now try to imagine a White man or woman doing that.

Or as earlier in the store, when the one Black family in the long checkout line started a bout of yelling, centered on their pouty and agitated 10 year old.

It would be "a racial incident."

Completely against the rules. For me.

When it comes to race, Whites have only moral and social obligations. No rights. Non-Whites must be treated with (in Shelby Steele's brilliant distillation) license and deference. Whites may demand nothing of Non-Whites, neither the most dysfunctional and self-destructive ghetto dweller nor the most recent alien immigrant (legal or illegal). All the adapting and all the respecting, all the license and deference, is a one way proposition.

That's why I find the "White Privilege" game so fraudulent. And why I say that while we have most of the wealth and some of the power, we have all the status of a log cabin infested with termites or a rich uncle on his deathbed.

This is one more step on the downward spiral of Liberalism, the ideology of White suicide.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Adventures in civilizational decline

Pentagon's Chief Personnel and Readiness Officer: Diversity and Inclusion Critical to Mission Success | National Review Online:

"Diversity", probably the most skin-crawling word in contemporary English. Especially when spoken by a White. It reeks of, "See what a good boy I am, massa?"

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Big surprise.

Somalis in America Sympathize with Somali Pirates, Not Americans | FrontPage Magazine:

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Ideological joys

One of the pleasures of the egalitarian faith is that you never really have to pay attention. You already know the answers beforehand. Everyone is equal. End of story. Don't bother me with actual facts.

And the other, of course, is that it makes you morally impregnable. Wanting everyone to be equal absolves you of any taint of selfishness. Of course, few egalitarians actually live out their "values" --which are usually just opinions about how other people should think and behave.

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