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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Alt-Right, According to Vox Day

Hillary, The Cough, Clinton has recently decided to demonstrate her unstable, emotional, lesbianic, unhealthy "wrath."  She's decided to go completely off the rails and attack the Alt-Right in a manner that I couldn't have better conceived.



So, yeah.  Thank you, Hillary Clinton, for doing such a FANTASTIC marketing job for our cause.  Your brash, reckless, and out-of-control personality is the best thing that could've happened for us this year.  

With this in mind, the thought arises: What is the Alt-Right?  It came to my mind that at the beginning of June, we simply didn't have a definition.  Naturally, for my answer, I turned to Vox Day, who is at the forefront of Alt-Right issues.  I poured through various fascinating articles that I've read where he seemed to touch on the topic:

The Only Serious Candidate  September 15, 2015
An r/K Theory of War  January 8, 2016
We Are the Spectre  March 30, 2016
Alt-Tech and Alt-Society  April 12, 2016

Fascinating articles, all of them.  I recommend you visit/re-visit them for some good reading.  

However, the most notable discussion by Day was most recently, in an August 24th post, simply titled, What the Alt Right Is.  Up to this point, it has had a lot of reaction from both The Dread Ilk that follow Day, as well as his critics.  I think his attempt to grasp the Alt-Right is the most comprehensive thus far:
1.The Alt Right is of the political right in both the American and the European sense of the term. Socialists are not Alt Right. Progressives are not Alt Right. Liberals are not Alt Right. Communists, Marxists, Marxians, cultural Marxists, and neocons are not Alt Right.
2. The Alt Right is an ALTERNATIVE to the mainstream conservative movement in the USA that is nominally encapsulated by Russel Kirk's 10 Conservative Principles, but in reality has devolved towards progressivism. It is also an alternative to libertarianism.
3. The Alt Right is not a defensive attitude and rejects the concept of noble and principled defeat. It is a forward-thinking philosophy of offense, in every sense of that term. The Alt Right believes in victory through persistence and remaining in harmony with science, reality, cultural tradition, and the lessons of history.
4. The Alt Right believes Western civilization is the pinnacle of human achievement and supports its three foundational pillars: Christianity, the European nations, and the Graeco-Roman legacy.
5.  The Alt Right is openly and avowedly nationalist. It supports all nationalisms and the right of all nations to exist, homogeneous and unadulterated by foreign invasion and immigration.
6. The Alt Right is anti-globalist. It opposes all groups who work for globalist ideals or globalist objectives.
7. The Alt Right is anti-equalitarian. It rejects the idea of equality for the same reason it rejects the ideas of unicorns and leprechauns, noting that human equality does not exist in any observable scientific, legal, material, intellectual, sexual, or spiritual form.
8. The Alt Right is scientodific. It presumptively accepts the current conclusions of the scientific method (scientody), while understanding a) these conclusions are liable to future revision, b) that scientistry is susceptible to corruption, and c) that the so-called scientific consensus is not based on scientody, but democracy, and is therefore intrinsically unscientific.
9. The Alt Right believes identity > culture > politics.
10. The Alt Right is opposed to the rule or domination of any native ethnic group by another, particularly in the sovereign homelands of the dominated peoples. The Alt Right is opposed to any non-native ethnic group obtaining excessive influence in any society through nepotism, tribalism, or any other means.
11. The Alt Right understands that diversity + proximity = war.
12. The Alt Right doesn't care what you think of it.
13. The Alt Right rejects international free trade and the free movement of peoples that free trade requires. The benefits of intranational free trade is not evidence for the benefits of international free trade.
14. The Alt Right believes we must secure the existence of white people and a future for white children.
15. The Alt Right does not believe in the general supremacy of any race, nation, people, or sub-species. Every race, nation, people, and human sub-species has its own unique strengths and weaknesses, and possesses the sovereign right to dwell unmolested in the native culture it prefers.
16. The Alt Right is a philosophy that values peace among the various nations of the world and opposes wars to impose the values of one nation upon another as well as efforts to exterminate individual nations through war, genocide, immigration, or genetic assimilation.
Finally, the absolutely best and most up-to-date of the nature of the Alt-Right can be viewed in his recent interview with Stefan Molyneaux:



I hope that this post will be a good resource for fellow travelers who are exploring this topic.  

-Laramie Hirsch




(...evil Hillary.)



Monday, August 29, 2016

What's Wrong With the Vatican II Council Documents?

Let's get started.  It is claimed that the following statements from the Second Vatican Council documents are...unreliable.  They are not...exactly...correct.  They are ambiguous.  They are poisonous.
The following ambiguities and errors are cited by a man named Michael Malone, who talks about them in a work, titled: Twenty-Five Explicit Errors of Vatican Council II

(Michael Malone actually splits #5 into two points, which is why he has 25 errors listed, while I have only 24).

The comment box is open, friends.  As always.  I'm all ears.  Enjoy.

# # #

1. "This Church, constituted and organized as a society in the present world, continues to exist (subsists) in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the bishops in communion with him. Nevertheless, many elements of sanctification and of truth are found outside its visible confines." 
-Lumen Gentium.

2. "All men are called to this Catholic unity which prefigures and promotes universal peace, and in different ways belong to it, or are related to it: The Catholic faithful, others who believe in Christ, and finally all mankind, are called by God's grace to salvation."
-Lumen Gentium

3. "Catechumens who, moved by the Holy Spirit, desire with an explicit intention to be incorporated into the Church, are by that very intention joined to her. With love and solicitude Mother Church already embraces them as her own." 
-Lumen Gentium

4. "These Christians are indeed in some real way joined to us in the Holy Spirit for, by His gifts and graces, His sanctifying power is also active in them, and He has strengthened some of them even to the shedding of their blood."
-Lumen Gentium

5. "The Moslems together with us adore the one merciful God."
-Lumen Gentium

6. "Those who, through no fault of their own, do not know the Gospel of Christ or of His Church, but who nevertheless seek God with a sincere heart and, moved by grace, try in their actions to do His will as they know it through the dictates of their conscience, those too may achieve eternal salvation." 
-Lumen Gentium

7. "Nor shall divine providence deny the assistance necessary for salvation to those who, without any fault of theirs, have not yet arrived at any explicit knowledge of God and who, not without grace, strive to lead a good life."
-Lumen Gentium

8. "Even though the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ, neither all Jews indiscriminately at that time, nor Jews today, can be charged with the crimes committed during His passion."
-Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, "Nostra Aetate," Oct. 28, 1965

9.  "Indeed, the Church deplores all hatreds, persecutions, displays of anti-semitism levelled at any time or from any source against the Jews." 
-Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, "Nostra Aetate," Oct. 28, 1965

10. "Therefore, the Church reproves as foreign to the mind of Christ any discrimination against people or any harassment on the basis of race, color, condition in life, or religion."
-Declaration on the Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions, "Nostra Aetate," Oct. 28, 1965

11. "One cannot charge with the sin of separation those at present born into communities separated from full communion with the Catholic Church and, in them, brought up in the faith of Christ; and the Catholic Church accepts them with respect and affection as brothers. For, men who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in some, though imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

12. "All who have been justified by Faith in Baptism are incorporated into Christ: they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

13. "The life of grace, faith, hope, and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit can exist outside the visible boundaries of the Catholic Church."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

14. "The brethren divided from us also carry out many liturgical actions of the Christian religion. These actions most certainly can truly engender a life of grace and, one must say, can aptly give access to the communion of salvation."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

15. "In certain circumstances, it is allowable, indeed desirable, that Catholics join in prayer with their separated brethren."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

16. "The special position of the Eastern churches: These churches though separated from us nevertheless possess true Sacraments, whereby they are still joined to us in closest intimacy. Therefore, some worship in common is not merely possible, but is encouraged."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

17. "The separated churches and ecclesiastical communities in the West: A love and reverence of Holy Scripture leads our brethren to a constant and diligent study of the Sacred Text. For the Gospel "is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith" (Ro.1:16)."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

18. "By the Sacrament of Baptism, whenever it is properly conferred in the way the Lord determined, and received with the proper disposition of soul, man becomes truly incorporated into Christ and is born to a sharing of the divine life."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

19. "The Christian way of life of these [Protestant] brethren is nourished by Faith in Christ. It is strengthened by the grace of Baptism and by hearing the Word of God."
-Decree on Ecumenism, "Unitatis Redintegratio," Nov. 21, 1964

20. "It is through his conscience that man sees and recognizes the demands of the Divine Law. He is bound to follow this conscience faithfully in all his activity so that he may come to God. Therefore, he must not be forced to act contrary to his conscience, nor must he be prevented from acting according to his conscience."
-Declaration on Religious Freedom, "Dignitatis Humanae," December 12, 1965

21. "Religious communities have the right not to be prevented from publicly teaching and bearing witness to their beliefs by the spoken or written word."
-Declaration on Religious Freedom, "Dignitatis Humanae," December 12, 1965

22. "If special civil recognition is given to one religious community in the constitutional organization of the State, the right of all citizens and religious communities to religious freedom must be recognized and respected."
-Declaration on Religious Freedom, "Dignitatis Humanae," December 12, 1965

23. "It is fully in accordance with the nature of faith that in religious matters every form of coercion by men should be excluded."
-Declaration on Religious Freedom, "Dignitatis Humanae," December 12, 1965

24. "The human person is to be guided by his own judgment and to enjoy freedom."
-Declaration on Religious Freedom, "Dignitatis Humanae," December 12, 1965

# # #

Further discussion about the errors of the Vatican II documents are discussed in an audio interview here:

https://www.truerestoration.org/season-i-episode-13-the-second-vatican-council/

And, an outline of this same interview can be found in the following hyperlink, which is ironic when you consider I don't support Sedevacantism:

http://www.novusordowatch.org/wire/vatican2-documents-examined.htm

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Shea and Simcha Lick Their Wounds


Having been kicked off of the National Catholic Register, it seems that Mark Shea and Simcha Fisher have no regrets or remorse for the behavior that got them ostracized in the first place.

In fact, watching Shea's unprofessional belligerence has been the most amusing of the two.  He cannot take reality.  He cannot take what he dishes out.  He unfriends and bans people from his platforms.  And now?  His turn.

I check newadvent.org on occasion because it's one of the few websites I have easy access to.  That is how I found these two articles.  It seems that these two feel that their arrogance is somehow affirmed by this recent firing.

Shea's reaction:
"And it’s made me even able to pray with some sincerity (and not merely gritted teeth of obedience) for the people who have been pouring out the wall of flaming hate at me.  That’s just more brokenness.  We’re all so pitiable."
What Pope-Francis-styled "humility"!  What virtue signaling this is!

Simcha's reaction:
"The one thing that we’re truly in control of is being open to God’s grace, and the way we become open is through prayer. I don’t waste time trying to game the system or peer into the future — or I try not to, especially where my children’s future and (eek!) my children’s free will is concerned. I tend my garden, I ask the saints for help, and I try to leave the details up to God."
Where is the accountability?  She makes herself sound like the unwitting victim of an incident she had no control over.  As though she got caught up in some unfortunate circumstance, and that she had no bearing on anything that she did to herself.

What will bring these kinds of people to heel?  Can nothing break through to these people to stop being so destructive?

That's neo-Catholics, for you.


Here's something from 2014 that Skojec wrote about these kinds of people.

Friday, August 12, 2016

What's New? Thoughts for today.

What's new?

Just spending time with the wife and kids.  Gearing up with the wife for another year of homeschool.  Watching old family movies.  Things like that which have nothing to do with the internet.

Though...there are some internet-related things I've followed here and there.  Been doing my best to not watch the news.  But some news from my own quarters does manage to reach me, nonetheless.

I read E. Michael Jones' book, The Man Behind the Curtain: Michael Voris and the Homosexual Vortex.  It confirms what a lot of skeptics have speculated, and more.  I was surprised when I read that Michael Voris was actually upset a bit during the "SSPX attack week" because, although it made Terry Carrol happy, it separated CMTV further from the Traditionalist Catholic crowd.

I thought about doing a review over it.  I highlighted a bunch of passages and jotted down a lot of thoughts.  But writing an internet review on an e-book just doesn't seem important to me these days.

Charles Coulombe did an awesome job describing the SSPX situation for the average Catholic:



His Off the Menu series has been great, and I've been enjoying hearing from him regularly this summer.  I hope he posts audio or video of the Catholic Tradition Talks.

Barnhardt is full "Pope Francis is an anti-pope," and a lot of people are buying into her speculation, including Davis Aurini, and even Vox Day is noticing the Francis Effect--two alt-Right fellas I follow regularly.  It's amazing how different people in different quarters are waking up to Pope Francis' true face.  It only took 3+ years.  Am I in that same camp?  I could be.  Dunno.  I'm just a layman.  Also, it seems Barnhardt is getting ready to address the SSPX folks.  Should be interesting.

A bit more on Vox.  A note for me, really.  But he's really taking a pro-white nationalist stance these days.  And this seems to be a snowballing trend on the alt-Right.  I've been thinking about doing a post about racial issues.  It's a fascinating topic, but it is such a red, hot button...it's just a pain to deal with, really.  Knee-jerk liberal ideals about race issues are not the answer.  Nor, at this point (for a great portion of the US, at least), is the 1488er stance of the alt-Right a solid idea.  If you wanna know what I have to say, I'll just state Catholicism is the answer, and leave it at that.

Oh, and also, I really enjoyed Vox Day's conversation with Stefan Molyneaux last month.  Almost inspired me to write fiction again.  Too busy, though.

Finally, I saw Batman vs Superman.  I didn't wanna pay money for it.  It was okay.  First act was slow, liberal, and boring.  Second act: stupendous.  Third act: fine.  It was like watching CGI videogame action, but it was fine.  I hope that Suicide Squad makes a lot of money and does great in the sales, in spite of the low below-twenty Rotten Tomatoes score.  I fear Wonder Woman and Justice League will suck.  I just hope that Warner Bros. doesn't cancel the DC universe because of Zack Snyder.  This is a perfect example of how a director can screw up an entire franchise because of his screwed up vision.  "Let's have Batman get raped!"  Really?  Way to blow it, Snyder.
  
Anyhow, these are some of the things I've been thinking about over the course of the last few weeks/months.  Thoughts for the day.