Christmas greetings to you! My post was tongue-in-cheek. Of course, we shouldn’t put our trust in princes, and it will take many more far trumpier Trumps to begin to alter our nations’ current trajectory toward ruin. Short of a nationally televised (and celebrated) public execution of Jessica Valenti and 11,000 Brazen Whores on the National Mall by Tradition, Family, and Property counter-revolutionaries in full regalia, no politician could even feign to Make America Great Again. Still and all, I’ve been delighted by the Trump era in so many ways. We must be thankful for small mercies.
By the way, I cannot post comments on your site. I submit them but I get the impression that the site does not register them.
The key was never being invested in him as a ruling figure in the first place. Trump was a means to achieve certain goals, both geopolitical and in terms of acceptable narrative. The latter has already happened, while the former seems still likely. Trump doesn’t seem to be in any rush to start a war in Syria.
Good stuff. This past year has really been spectacular in terms of growth all across the board.
Glad you caught this. A very interesting piece from Hitchens for sure. I always enjoy his writing, even if I don’t agree with him on everything, and his television appearances often end up hurting his own case due to the blackpill demeanor.
You’re welcome Joseph.
I personally swayed at least 2 people toward voting out.
We shall prevail.
Trump operates as a businessman rather than an ideologue. This makes him immediately positive for Russia, because the current Russian president understands business very well.
I very much enjoy Dugin’s Guideline, and have purchased his book ‘Last War of the World Island’, but have yet to get around to reading it.
What a harrowing thought that they lost their son. This is true piety, and puts the empty holiness signalling currently going on in some ‘Christian’ circles concerning the ‘rapefugees’ to shame.
Thanks for linking this!
Here’s a rather sensible post on the subject from a rather surprising place, the Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2015/03/03/would-you-call-911-on-another-parent/
I apologize for the delay; I have not been on my account for many days. I just checked and found your comment. By coincidence, there is a short relevant recent post from the Orthosphere, a site that I read: “Doubly Mendacious Shepherds.”
The American people are complicit in the seemingly endless lies that inform our public discourse. We accept the lies because we are (1) dishonest ourselves, (2) too cowardly to resist the falsehoods, or (3) both. Hence, we are a craven and lying people.
For an example, let us consider the late Lawrence Auster. A healthy, honest people would have honored such a man—universities would have invited him to lecture, press shows would have interviewed him, and the papers would be full of editorials discussing matters that he addressed in the same robust spirit. In our twilight civilization, however, he was cast to the fringes—his person and his ideas having been long banished from “respectable” circles.
In other news, the Grey Lady’s resident sane opinion writer (Douthat) has now begun using the term cisgendered in his essays. And the average NYT reader doesn’t even pause to marvel.
In which ways are Americans a “craven and lying people”?
90% of Western corporations facilitate anti-Traditional activities. A far cry from the honorable trade guilds of yesteryear. Such companies often have indoctrination ‘seminars’ about how they can ‘help the community’ by forwarding garbage like this ad campaign. SJWs are one of America’s biggest lobbying organizations.
“wondering what happened to the American spirit of freedom, inquiry, and expression that is supposed to inform our institutions of higher learning”
Hmmm, was he saying the same thing about the rigid heretical Modernist doxy that infects colleges and forces all students to either be silent, or accept abortion, sodomic marriage, and licentiousness in all its forms? I doubt it.
I’m very excited for this movie to come out!
I thought you might also enjoy this animated short about the life of St. Seraphim. It’s in Russian with Greek subtitles, but you don’t really need to understand the words perfectly to follow the story. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avHT6aWCJWo
Thank you, Mark. Good luck on your journey, fellow wayfarer.
I am adding you to my Blogroll, my friend. It is good to find Orthodox reactionaries to engage with around the Orthosphere.
Glory be to God
Cornmeal, right? I don’t think I’ve ever tried mush or the carnivore version, scrapple. I’m sure I would like it, though.
We use steel-cut oats in our Goetta. I’ve heard that pinhead oats used in the Cincinnati area are different than steel-cut oats but I don’t know if that’s true.
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
It’s good to see that there’s conservatives who believe in, well, conservation.
Goetta is one of the few things that I miss after having become a vegetarian in the 90’s. I remember waking up to its aroma on cold school mornings. Deliciously spiced, warm, filling goodness with an enjoyable texture—it smells and tastes like breakfast should!
Does your family eat mush, too? Yum.