We all watched the flames consume the historic spire of Notre-Dame on Monday, burning it down to its skeleton before it went crashing into the roof of the thirteenth-century cathedral. We waited for news about the relics and artwork inside and wondered about the state of the glass in the windows that had managed to survive two world wars, Napoleon, the Revolution, and the Reformation. And when the flames were finally extinguished, we watched with baited breaths as emergency officials picked through the sanctuary to determine the building’s soundness. Continue reading “Modernity’s Historical Illiteracy — Ecclesia et Synagoga”
Firstly, QNUW Is Back.
And nothing has really changed. I’ll explain: Continue reading “Get Away From Politics”
I’ve written a bit about modernity over the past couple of years, and in fact, I think the entire QNUW project at this point could be defined as a reaction against it. But the concept is a tricky one, because it’s a term for the very air we breathe in contemporary society. And it’s not something as simplistically defined as “the present day” or even “the present operation of things,” since those would imply that modernity is a definition related to a period of time rather than a term that applies to specific systems of ideologies. Continue reading “What is Modernity?”
Spend enough time around internet forums and video games and you’ll encounter the same tired pseudo-intellectuals that pretend to philosophize about arts and entertainment. There is always a trend, no matter the fandom, to take your hobby a little more seriously then it probably deserves. There isn’t usually anything wrong with that, so long as you don’t go overboard and start calling it something it isn’t or investing unhealthy amounts of time into it. Hobbies are, after all, hobbies. Continue reading “Are Video Games Art?”
This piece was prompted by one of this blogger’s favorite whipping posts: Jordan B. Peterson’s credibility and incomprehensibility. Those of us waiting for the other shoe to drop have been vindicated, at least until the other-other shoe drops and the entire network of these clowns, Peterson included, are revealed to be part of the very machine they were organized to stand in opposition to. I don’t think that has happened yet, but rest assured, it will soon enough. Continue reading “Goodbye, Intellectual Dork Web”
Atheism, while not necessarily a purely modern phenomenon, remains a staple of the Modern aesthetic. All forms of religious belief are more or less treated with equal amounts of disdain under the neoliberal regime, though the exoticism of alien customs and rites tends to attract a fair share of delusional new-agers and members of the elite who are simply too intelligent to believe in anything. Religious worship native to the historical roots of the West, particularly Catholicism, draws particular ire from the atheist crowd, though any form of Christianity is fair game for ridicule. Continue reading “Godless Traditionalism is a Non-Starter”
Free speech is back on the menu, apparently, this time with our favorite Texan, Alex Jones, thrust into the role of protagonist. Again.
This time it was YouTube, Apple, and Spotify, at first. Twitter’s founder came under attack by lefties because he hadn’t banned Jones yet, and he even had to issue short statement on his platform defending his decision to keep someone who had not violated the Code of Conduct from being ousted. Until he gave Jones the boot, too. And then InfoWars went down for a day or so. Continue reading “Censorship, Freedom, and Liberal Retardation”
The conservative movement in the United States, if it can still be called that, is in a lot of trouble. It needs to find that fridge it left in the basement, dust it off, roll up its sleeves, clean it up, and stomach whatever is inside it. Continue reading “Rules for Conservatism: Never Get Rid of a Perfectly Usable Fridge”
Over the past few weeks, information on the acclaimed Jordan Peterson has come to light, and most of that information is pretty damning stuff. He’s no darling of the right wing, his philosophical approach is more like that of a cult leader, and he seems to be in bed with some extremely questionable globalist characters and has been for some time. As of this post, the jury is out as to the extent of his controlled opposition—whether he’s legitimately backed by the same globalists who, say, backed Hillary Clinton’s campaign, or if he’s just an unwitting professor whose strings are easily pulled into barking up all the wrong trees. But the substance of what he’s saying in his books isn’t up for debate. He put it all out there for the world to see and, hopefully, laugh at. Continue reading “The Incongruence of Jordan Peterson”