Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A principle of wide application

“It is no coincidence that modern feminists embody all of the character traits that cause ‘misogyny’ in the first place.”"

Women Against Feminism: Are These Bitches Crazy? - Taki's Magazine: "

Plus, a thought from The Lucifer Principle, one of ExC's Turning Point books.

Howard Bloom’s book The Lucifer Principle goes into great detail describing how social movements that initially claim to merely seek “equality” morph into insatiably power-hungry predatory super-organisms once their alleged oppressors are willing to grant them equal treatment. While those making the concessions may think they’re doing so in the name of “fairness,” groups who are on the ascent tend to smell blood instead. Once even a semblance of “equality” is achieved, the mask falls off and it becomes a naked drive for power. They never seem sated by equality and keep moving the goalposts, ultimately becoming every bit as oppressive and intolerant as their former masters.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

An ending on the weekend

My family gathered at our "ancestral" home on the North Fork to bury my mother's ashes this weekend. I remain here for a week.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Traitors in Miters and in White Houses

For Obama and the Church Hierarchy, It’s All Going According to Plan | VDARE.COM:

And over in Europe...“This is an organized replacement of our population. This threatens our very survival. We don’t have the means to integrate those who are already here. The result is endless cultural conflict.” Marine Le Pen

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tru(ly bad) Blood

True Blood is dying its well-deserved death. I don't know which is worse, the placental plot or the puerile politics. Thank God I can use the skip ahead button. Liberals are so pathetically adolescent.

Tried another gay movie. I won't even name it. As I have oft said before, for a group of people supposed to be so creative, nothing but derivatives and stereotypes and tackiness.

And nothing in conservative propaganda can compare with authentic, homegrown, gay-produced media for portraying characters and behaviors that justify and promote "homophobia." How could any parent look at the portrayal of these characters --and the characters in 95% of gay films-- and not cringe at the thought that a child of theirs might wind up among them?

On a lighter note...

A week ago I was curled up in a one-room cabin high in the Sierras with Mr B, falling off to sleep.

This is him.

Large smile.


Friday, July 18, 2014

White Out

So The Rock is now to be Hercules. Thor becomes a woman. Captain America is Black. On "Elementary", Dr Watson is Asian and female. On Warehouse 13, HG Wells is revealed to have been a woman.The Green Lantern comes out. SpiderMan is Black/Latino. In the Thor movies, Heimdall --"the whitest of the gods"-- is Black. Now Archie dies for his gay friend...

If a certain group, the founders and engine of Western civilization, looks like it is being erased and replaced, it is.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Un-ranting. The very opposite of ranting.

(ExCathedra is the rant-persona of the man who writes this blog. Though he apologizes not at all for his ranting, it is not all he does. In person, he is actually quite pleasant. For example...)

Mr B and I returned yesterday afternoon from our annual Eastern Sierras jaunt.

A pleasure from start to finish; I would have happily stayed longer.

He picked me up at 5am last Thursday and off we went, stopping in Oakdale at 6.30 for our annual breakfast at the Corner Cafe. Pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee...yum.

then took Route 108 through the Sonora Pass

over to Bridgeport and some of its scenic suburbs...

followed by a picnic lunch at Mono Lake, watching the phaloropes in clouds (like starlings)  and then down 395 to the metropolis of June Lake (pop. 629).

Checked into our beloved funky ramshackle cabin at June Lake Pines,

visited the Lake

That's Mr B there

and barbequed dinner by the porch, Mr XCathedra cheffing the lamb chops.

Next day we kayaked on surreal and extraterrestrial Mono Lake in the morning

Note Mr B and kayak on shore, to left

and hiked around Gull Lake in the afternoon.

More barbeque that night: Italian sausages.

Saturday we drove down toward colorful Crater Lake, where we'd been before,

and after stocking up on food and gas in Bishop, headed up to the higher elevations.

Desert between 7-8,000 feet

Stopped at Lake Sabrina, a drought-ravaged shadow of its former self.



But the little cafe there had the best blueberry pie --homemade by the owner's wife-- I've had in years.

We checked in at our "resort" at 9200 ft, went for a 2-mile stroll up the road 

past idyllic trout ponds 

to even more devastated South Lake



These lakes have been purposely drained by LA hydro companies
from polluting the city.

then returned for a cold chicken and salad dinner on our porch.

View from the porch

Sunday we hiked up to Treasure Lakes, at 10,668 feet, and had lunch.

Three hours up...and up and up...and three hours down. A challenge for the lungs one way and the knees the other. With its 1000+ foot elevation gain, the trail is like climbing up and down an 80 story building's staircase. Sometimes the trail is lost among the rocks, and climbers leave stone cairns to help mark it. Very grateful for these!

On Monday we took a slow drive over to Tioga Pass, had lunch here

and then checked into our tent at Tuolomne Meadows lodge: no electricity and a wood-burning stove for heat.

A stroll on the John Muir trail, family-style dinner at the lodge dining room --our only meal out-- and, if you can believe it, back to the tent for half-assed charades and ghost stories by electric lantern. Don't ask.

But it was great fun. It was hard to go to sleep because I was laughing so much.

Yesterday we drove home through the always awesome Yosemite

and were back in the city by 1 pm.

A great time was had by both. Looking forward to next year.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A prime candidate

for the Forest of Gallows:

His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan » The Dignity of the Human Person:

A week or so ago, I watched with shame as an angry mob in southern California surrounded buses filled with frightened, hungry, homeless immigrants, shaking fists, and shouting for them to “get out!”
It was un-American; it was un-biblical; it was inhumane.  It worked, as the scared drivers turned the buses around and sought sanctuary elsewhere.
The incendiary scene reminded me of Nativist mobs in the 1840’s, Know-Nothing gangs in the 1850’s, and KKK  thugs in the 1920’s, who hounded and harassed scared immigrants, Catholics, Jews, and Blacks.
I think of this sad incident today, the feast of New York’s own Kateri Tekakwitha, a native-American (a Mohawk) canonized a saint just three years ago.  Unless we are Native Americans, like Saint Kateri, our ancestors all came here as homesick, hungry, hopeful immigrants.  I don’t think there were any Mohawks among that mob attacking the buses of refugee women and children.

And look what happened to the Mohawks, you obese traitorous priest.


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Wednesday, July 09, 2014


Annual pilgrimage to the hinterlands tomorrow early with Mr B.

A good time will be had by both and believing in God will be easy.

Til next Wednesday, rant amongst yourselves.


Aristotle was having a very good day

when he defined man as "a rational animal."

It continues to astonish me that contemporary culture, so attached to relativism as its foundation, is also obsessed with taking the moral high ground as the foundation for status and power. Thus it manages to be both jawdroppingly decadent and hysterically puritanical at the same time.

The most obvious pathology is that "truth is relative" but that "racism is absolutely the greatest evil in history."

Since victim-status is the gold standard of the Liberal moral economy, status is gained either by belonging a Specially Designated Sacred Victim Class (Blacks, women, LGBTs, immigrants, etc.) or by appearing to champion such groups, even if one's own combination of status, wealth and power clearly marks you as a success.

Best example. While Liberals/Progressives cry out about "the One Percent" and their "disproportionate" wealth, embodied in the huge salaries of corporate or financial executives, the huge salaries, status, luxurious lifestyles and self-indulgences of entertainment celebrities and sports stars pass without criticism. Hollywood types smartly take a supportive stand on behalf of the SDSVCs --while making sure their mansions and jets keep them at distance-- while most of the sports types are People of Color, and therefore exempt (unless Republican) from critique.

Hollywood studio and corporate media executives, who are corporate executives no less than the presidents of banks or manufacturing companies, share the immunity of the Brangelinas of this world and they happily make movies in which the Rich (Gentile) White Guy is the villain, while cashing the huge compensation checks that are their due.



Monday, July 07, 2014


Archie Goodwin, the rakish partner in crime-solving of rotund brainy sleuth, gourmet and orchid-lover Nero Wolfe, responds thusly to a pointed asked-and-then-withdrawn question by the woman he is seeing.
I let it slide.  No man with any sense assumes that a woman’s words mean to her exactly what they mean to him.


Talking with my Enneagram 1 friend Bill, I notice how his first instinct is always to assume how things ought to be and then to deal with how they are. He is, of course, universally disappointed.

His first principle is wrong. The moralistic fallacy.

Any kind of morality that is worth ten cents needs to start from how things are and only then talk about how things out to be.

Bill is especially self-defeating when it comes to human nature. Because he cannot accept it as it is, or even resign himself to it, he moves from disappointed ideal to global death wish in a nano second.

By doing it Bill's way --and this is the Liberal part of him-- you always mandate the impossible.

Utopia, remember, means No-Place. You can't get there from here.



That's a monicker one of the Angry White Men in the Mighty Whitey comments thread gave to Christians.

As I have noted before, despite the fact that there are men of really quite impressive intellect, culture and talent in this movement, it suffers --understandably, I think-- from a fever swamp atmosphere.

It seems to me still that the only group capable of becoming a post-American people would have to be born out of disillusoned American conservatives, the vast majority of whom are religious Christians. So having a cadre of Christ-loathing Nietzscheans and heathens as the vanguard does present some problems. But then, the National Socialists in Germany were certainly no friends of the Church and yet they had the support of a hugely Christian nation. So, stranger things have happened. (Then there's that Bolshevik thing, so maybe it's not so odd after all.)

The fella who turned down the idea of a White ethnostate run by Christians because of his attachment to "Enlightenment values" seems to ignore the fact that actual Christianity, which resisted the Enlightenment, was completely comfortable with hierarchy, both in Church and society.
Feminists still complain that the Christian Father and Son and their male-run Church are pillars of patriarchy and misogyny and hierarchies of all kinds.

What was the constant complaint of Enlightenment liberals? The vile alliance between Altar and Throne*. Wasn't it materialist Enlightenment universalism and its disingenuous "all men are created equal" that got us to the mess we're in now?

Christianity, well, Western Christianity --Orthodoxy is a somewhat different story-- eventually made peace with the Enlightenment and now pretends that such things as "the inherent dignity of the human person" and "universal human rights" are its own homegrown values. Rather than the foreign imports that they really are.

It's kinda pathetic to watch Christians play catch-up with liberal culture, trying lamely to pretend that feminism and environmentalism and democracy and multiculturalism are "really" Christian values. Funny how they had 1500 years to cook them up and didn't...

Most Western Christianity is now in utter thrall to viral Liberalism, the cult of the entitled sacred victim, which it fails to see as a hostile and implacable competitor seeking to erase it and to replace it entirely. The liberal hysteria over the Hobby Lobby decision is symptomatic. Liberalism is The Borg.

To take one example, the stupid and ahistorical Christians of the West, having lost their robust identity, now contemn their almost 2000 year old constant theology of Judaism as mere "supersessionism" not realizing that the "tolerant" liberal regime which now forbids them from seeking Jewish converts is intent on a massive supersessionism of its own. They forget their own history, where Constantine freed the Church in 313 AD and less than 70 years later Theodosius imposed it on everyone. It doesn't take long.

Christians were not always such fools. Neither were the American people --the sons of Europe in America-- always so jaw-droppingly foolish. Indeed, up until the very very recent past, they have managed to maintain their skeptical common sense about human nature and the human condition. But both of them have now forgotten --well, have been convinced into forgetting and forbidden to remember-- that both religious and national/ethnic/racial identity requires a strong element of active, proud and unapologetic hostility toward The Other. It needn't be violent, but it needs to be definite. That is, defining.

To found an identity solely and entirely on what you are not, is insufficient. That is merely reactive. But to include as a foundation of your identity who and what you are not, and to trumpet that difference with confidence, is necessary for survival.

As Francis Fukuyama said, in one of the very few true things he wrote, when modern liberal societies in the West, aka White societies, celebrate their pluralism and multicultural diversity they are actually proclaiming that they have no culture of their own, that their identity is to have no identity, that they are no one. This kind of self-destructive crap could only be swallowed by a once great race now become a degraded combination of Krel and Eloi,  The Most Foolish People On The Planet.

*I have not become a monarchist, by the way. Not that far gone yet. Too many kings give birth to too many idiot sons.


Yet another reason not to care about Trayvon White man beaten to death by black male "I just like killing...":

In The Narrative, Southern Whites' attitudes and their regime of segregation and Jim Crow laws are only seen as ungrounded and sheerly vicious evil.

Maybe there was a reason.

PS  And where the hell was everybody else in the train station in mid-afternoon?

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Sunday, July 06, 2014

Funny, that

The Anti-Defamation League, a well-known Jewish organization that combats "H8" in disapproved forms, includes in its list of Bad Things, The "14 Words" beloved of White nationalists:

"We must secure the existence of our people
and a future for white children."

Clearly evil, no?

Funny thing, though. Change just one of these foul supremacist 14 words and you get this:

"We must secure the existence of our people
and a future for Jewish children."

A more succinct rationale for the State of Israel would be hard to find. 

Wasn't there a famous Jewish teacher some two millennia ago who talked about the speck you can see in your neighbor's eye and the log you won't in your own?


Speaking of what Jack Donovan humorously calls The Mighty Whities, in the fever swamp of one of their comments boxes I found their most intellectual spokesman declare that if the only way he could have a White ethnostate was in the form of a Christian theocracy, he'd forego the pleasure. In the name of "Enlightenment values."

Although White Christian conservatives would potentially be the largest demographic eventually able to support such a state, the intelligentsia behind the idea are virtually unanimous in their loathing of Christianity. Doesn't sound like a recipe for success.


Border fence

Since I am clearly in a bloody-minded mood, here's a proposal for a Border Fence to go along with the legal provisions about homeland invasion of the PostAmerican Republic:

So much more humane than the effective methods of the Prince of Wallachia in keeping the Muslim Turks out of his lands:

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Derivative Jackass

Pope Francis Calls Exploitation Of Nature Sin Of Our Time:

Takes all his cues --sex sometimes excepted--from the trendoids.

An exasperated theologian referred to his "hermeneutic of incoherence"

He's a loud-mouthed exhibitionist jackass.

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A respite in the midst of the dismantling

My usual comments about flow, contrapuntal harmony, structure, rhythm, light and shadow, proportion, etc.

Good fences

The flag of ExCathedra's fantasied post-American republic --the lower one-- is bounded by a red border. The color of blood.

Which would be spilled when aliens crossed without permission. 

What is the point of a border --or a fence around your property, or a door to your home-- if strangers can just waltz through it and not be repulsed with force? As much as required.

In the new Republic's constitution, by way of specific exception, due process assumption of innocence would not extend to illegal invasion. Such persons who entered, without having been killed by the border guards after the required warning shots, would be presumed guilty and have 48 hours to prove otherwise.

Failure to provide compelling evidence would lead to immediate expulsion. On a second offence, there'd be a session of corporal punishment and a year in a nasty labor camp, followed by expulsion. On a third offence, summary execution.

Any citizens or legal residents aiding such persons would have normal due process, but their punishment, if found guilty, would be the same as for a foreigner's second offence and then third.


Friday, July 04, 2014

Blaming the victim

Opie and Anthony:

Consider for a brief second how this would have played out had the aggressor bitch been White and the photographer a man of the African-American persuasion.

So much of America is sick, entranced by a spiritual virus which sees self-destruction as the highest ethical achievement.

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Continuing their tradition

of collapsing in the face of societal change, a la Henry VIII, they mirror the exceptions required of mere social workers and therapists.

As they do with every fresh surrender to liberal culture, they consider this "a healthy step forward."


Protestants all, and no mistake.

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July 4th 1776

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