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the jesuit: chicanery; deception; perversion

Came across an interesting observation this morning in one of my favorite books — an old thesaurus — quickly followed by another, connected, interesting observation in yet another of my favorite books, an equally old dictionary on historical principles. 243 more words

Social Criticism

Breaking Bad: Season 2:1-4: It's the reverse of what's claimed


A glamorized photo image of a drawing of our two heroes — becoming a father-and-son pair in the second season

Dear friends and readers,

I’ve now begun the second season of… 1,562 more words

20th Century Culture

Be not conformed

William F. Buckley, Jr. writes of Evelyn Waugh:

“He knew people, he knew his century, and, having come to know it, he had faith only in the will of God, and in individual man’s latent capacity to strive towards it.

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Catholicism

Yet another ordinary day in the Lunatics' Republic of Sweden

Young Mr Erik Drottman, a prominent member of Ung vänster‘s  (the youth branch of the Swedish Communist party Vänsterpartiet) regional branch in Blekinge, is a keen supporter of the Swedish extraparliamentarian Communist terrorist group… 146 more words

Politics

'Dark Age'

At some point in February a thought came to me: it’s impossible to talk with people when every period is perceived as an exclamation mark. 106 more words

Philosophy

Fight Club, Material Goods and Freedom

In the film Fight Club, Tyler Durden, a character who is a representation of the rejection of feminized mass consumer corporate culture, says that “the things you own end up owning you.” At first glance this line seems perplexing as it seems to suggest that freedom and owning a vast set of material possessions are in conflict. 1,097 more words