My condolences to the Austrians – Mein Beileid an die Österreicher

I figured you guys were going to vote for the right candidate, and had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about it.

Oh well, at least the Italians voted correctly.


Ich dachte, ihr wollt für den richtigen Kandidaten wählen und habt eine ziemlich gute Vorstellung davon, was ich darüber schreiben wollte.

Na ja, zumindest die Italiener stimmten richtig.


The alt right, the alt alt right, and the alt alt alt right

(try saying that five times fast)

Note: this post is designed both as advice for NRx and Classical Reaction, as well as an intro for anyone who happens to find this blog by looking into the alt right.

The alt right, a loose online network of what can best be described as people who are to the right of both Republican and Libertarian parties, has recently come into the national stage by being two steps removed from Trump. The focus of the majority of the alt right is on the question of race realism.

Next of all, there’s NRx, which I’ve dubbed the alt alt right. I’m not really sure what the essence of NRx is, but the promotion of a corporatist style of monarchism seems to be a substantial part of it.

My advice for NRx would be to cling to the label “alt right” as strongly as possible. If, as is probable, the alt right will become mainstream, then it’s in the interests of NRx to associate itself with it, and thereby come into the national stage in the same way it did.

Next, there’s Classical or Religious Reaction. Check out anything written on the Orthosphere other than by Alan Roebuck* to get an idea of what this is about, or for that matter look at the individual blogs of the authors there. In summary, Classical Reaction involves support for the order that existed before the French and American Revolutions. Monarchism, Antidisestablishmentarianism, etc. I also wrote a piece about it here, and it is my own view.

For us, we need to maintain close ties with NRx, and likewise identify with the alt right label. We don’t have near the numbers to directly attempt a “coup” in the alt right, so our best bet (still a extremely long shot for becoming mainstream, though still the best foreseeable path) would be to associate with NRx, since we both use the “reactionary” label.

*Note, for both those who know what I’m talking about and those who don’t, that I’m not trying to insult Alan, only observing the fact that he is a classical liberal, so his views do not represent those of the other Orthosphere writers.


Advice for bishops: how to get men back in the Church

The next time one of your priests does something completely outrageous (i.e. clearly articulated the Church’s moral doctrine) and catches a ton of media flak for it, call a press conference to discuss the matter, and then denounce the “crooked media” to their faces, call them liars, dishonest, etc.

That will make people interested in what you have to say.

While America’s “magisterium” is having its credibility and moral authority questioned and mocked, would be a great time for the real one to assert itself. Sadly, most bishops will probably try to ally themselves (to no avail of course) with the crooked media, because they believe in its authority and not in their own.


The Great Comission and hatred of one’s hosts

There is a bad tendency among many of the clergy today, to want to make America* Catholic not by means of conversion, but by way of immigration (this will fail for a number of reasons, but the sort of people who think like this generally aren’t sufficiently reflective to see that). This inverts Christ’s command to convert all nations, and replaces it with a desire to abolish any nation that does not convert, i.e. hatred.

If you want a sane and charitable approach to evangelizing America, it has to go like this:

1. America is in fact, and always has been, a secular-Protestant country.
2. America, as in the actual population thereof, must convert.

*Our clergy have the excuse of being able to pretend that that’s what they’re up to. The ones in Europe have no excuse.


In which I take up the prophetic prose

Woe to you journalists! You take up the air of righteousness, while you yourselves are children of Hell. You make the rest of the people both great and small alike to fear your wrath. You make opponents of homosexual perversion to fear the loss of their jobs, you make police officers fear being railroaded, and you make even the politicians to cower before your wrath. Now you shall fear! You shall dread the terror of the libel suit when you defame the innocent, and civil incarceration when you abet traitors. Your plans have been confounded, and now the evil which you visited upon the meek shall return to you tenfold.

Woe to you who hire illegals! You take jobs from hard working Americans, and give them to foreigners who work on starvation wages. You build up immense profit while giving none of it to your employees. You sell products to those who are well paid, while you starve your own. Now you shall be made to regret it! Your workers shall be deported to a land you know not, and you yourselves shall be taken before the judge, who will hand you over to the guard, who will cast you into prison.

Woe to you who ship jobs to China! You employ dirt poor Asians while becoming rich. You make money off of Americans while you provide them no livelihood. Thus you shall do no more! A tariff shall be placed on your goods, and they shall not be allowed in until you have paid the last penny.


A reasoned analysis of bullying in schools

First of all, in discussing bullying, a distinction needs to be made between physical bullying and kids making fun of each other.

As for the latter, it’s not something that should be a serious concern to any reasonable person. Kids have always made fun of each other, and they always will. It’s venially sinful, and teachers should correct it if they witness individual instances of it, but it’s not something to be worried about, and certainly not something to mount massive campaigns over.

The former sort of bullying (physically abusing one’s classmates) is a bit more concerning, and should warrant corporal punishment, but it again is not a matter which should warrant existential concern. Kids (particularly young boys) always have gotten into fights and always will.


The parable of the tolerant man and the promethean neopelagian

Tradition, Authority, Reason

He then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.

“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a tolerant man and the other was a promethean neopelagian.

The tolerant man took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—racist, homophobic, xenophobic—or even like this promethean neopelagian.

I’m #NeverTrump, and I give communion to adulterers.’

But the promethean neopelagian stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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