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Addiction to a Pretty Face

He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him. -- 1 Kings 16:31 The American Left has long anointed the Republicans as the “stupid party.” Traditionally, this conclusion can be blamed on the usual smarm of the over-educated and the typical urbanite attitude towards blue-collar and rural workers. However, there is a very deep-seated stupidity living ren

Whose Values?

Yesterday, the New York Daily News, that paragon of journalistic virtue, published a special edition cover that showed President Donald Trump wearing a king’s crown and clown make-up. The headline read: “NEWS SAYS: The clown who plays king can’t overthrow the bedrock values that this nation was founded on 242 years ago today.” Oh, really? This cluster of a headline cries out for some Thermidor commentary. Here we go… On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed and published. Th

Intermarium For the 21st Century

Discard the notion that old ideas or old societies failed because they themselves were failures. First of all, nothing made by man lasts forever. Second, look at the history of the 20th century and ask yourself this question: are we any better than we were in the 13th century? Yes, technology has gotten better, lives have gotten longer, and societies have gotten wealthier. But those benighted, pre-modern souls worked less hours than we do now, lived closer to God, and had no idea about totalitar

The Weak and the Boring

It is too easy to say that our enemies are both weak and boring. Such talk is the mother’s milk of the vast right-wing blogosphere. However, before dipping into my usually trenchant (and correct) critique of this week’s latest news, I want to share with you some recent reflections on the Left. It used to be that bathroom walls and the other flat surfaces, especially those in schools, were the repository for guttersnipe scribbling. Sometimes vile, sometimes funny, but always entertaining, this v

Lilliput Unbowed

In 2018, it seems that the large that fear the small. Or at least that is what paid operatives of the globohomo order would have us believe. After all, how else could you explain the cries of “fascism!” against men like Viktor Orban, the leader of small Hungary, or even Nigel Farage, the “Little Englander” who helped to shake up the entire British establishment by actually saying what the average British citizen feels. Well, let this article be a warning: we are about to get inundated with artic

Ireland Fallen

It is a true sign of our sick times that abortion, the legalized slaughter of the innocent, is touted as a sign of “progress.” Well, in that case, Ireland just got a whole lot more progressive. On Friday, brouge-accented blue hairs voted to legalize mur…I mean, abortion in Ireland. The scheissmag The Guardian celebrated the ruling as the result of decades of pro-death agitation. Journalist Emma Graham-Harrison especially sung the praises of one Anne Marie Keary, an abortion activist who was onc

A Modest, But Indecent Proposal

True crime has long held a particulary gruesome fascination for many. As Christians, we know that darkness lurks in the hearts of every man and woman, and some people are just more imbuded with the twist of Cain. However, there are some cultures that all but encourage criminality. Mark Galeotti’s new book The Vory shows that the financial and administrative limitations of Tsarist Russia meant that gangs of horse thieves and other brigands controlled much of life in the more rural parts of the em

A Most Christian Country

Looking from the outside, Hungary is the type of country America should aspire to be. The country’s leader, Viktor Orban, is unflinching in his support for a Christian Europe. Writing with horror dripping from their pens, Reuters reporters noted that Orban said on Monday, “The main task of the new government will be to preserve Hungary’s security and Christian culture.” Such are the words of a far-right “bigot” in 2018. In almost every mainstream news outlet, Orban is characterized as a “strong