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Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Case of Maternal Lust

  HERE is one of the most extreme cases of maternal lust ever recorded by The New York Times, which specializes in the subject, regularly valorizing the female eunuchs who exploit laboratory science and human beings in their greedy, promiscuous, unimpeded efforts to reproduce. Melanie Thernstrom, a successful, middle-aged author, contracts with one female donor for eggs (that’s human […]

The Conservative Surrender

  THE RECENT repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” requires the military for the first time in American history to condone homosexuality in the armed forces. Lawrence Auster describes the lack of principled resistance to its repeal as the greatest of many conservative betrayals in recent years. He writes: Seventeen years ago conservatives stood like a stone wall against Clinton’s attempt […]

The Glory of Strauss

  WE MAY not have the opportunity to dance the waltzes of Johann Strauss, Jr., but we can revel in the joy and romance of his musical genius on New Year’s Day. Brahms said he would do anything to have written a single Strauss melody. Richard Strauss, not related to the famous Strauss family, said of Johann […]

New Year’s Wishes

  MATTHEW writes from Italy: Thank you for your wonderful site which I log into daily. I am a male of our species, left a year ago by my wife after 20 years of marriage and an 11-year-old daughter for an all-consuming passionate love affair with our neighbour’s son, who left his own wife and […]

Naught for Your Comfort

  JOE LONG writes: G.K. Chesterton’s “Ballad of the White Horse” expresses the spirit of virtuous defiance described in the previous entry. In the poem, King Alfred, facing an apparently unstoppable Viking invasion, sees a vision of Mary, who promises him…nothing.  In response to his request for a prophecy telling him whether he can succeed in […]

Thoughts for a New Year

  IN THIS ENTRY, Sage McLaughlin writes: It is very encouraging … that there are people who continue to struggle, even though we’re hounded and hated for it. In Tolkien’s mythology, the Men who were loyal to the gods of their fathers were called the Faithful, and they were despised by the King’s Men, who […]

Plucking Ducks

  I SAW this beautiful painting by the Dutch artist Nicholas Maes yesterday and, to me, it conveyed the dark ambivalence that may afflict anyone who has engaged in many days of Christmas cooking. The spilled fruit, stalking cat and gun propped against the wall might be interpreted as looming death and disorder, repressed sexuality or, to the postmodern critic, stultifying domestic tyranny, […]

Two Men and a Baby

  JAMES P. writes: Diana wrote of the “right to reproduce” and of the absurdity of homosexual couples having children genetically their own. She terms this madness that she doesn’t believe will ever happen. But it is already happening! This story relates that 63-year-old Elton John and his male “partner” have had a child via […]


  Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snows, and driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end.                                              Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Snow-Storm”

The Sanity of Love

  DIANA writes: I’m sorry to bother you with so many e-mails so suddenly, but the post about suffering and how people write to you really touched me. Here is my story. I leave a lot out, of course. My oldest brother is 12 years older than I am. He’s schizophrenic. I can hardly remember […]

Homosexual Marriage and the Brave New World of Reproduction

  DIANA WRITES: So Joe Biden says that “same-sex marriage” is inevitable. Well, we shall see about that. Do you remember the Equal Rights Amendment? That too was inevitable, but under the passionate generalship of Phyllis Schlafly, it died. But let’s think about the consequences if a distracted and beaten-down public is unable to summon enough […]

A Christmas Gift Gone Awry

  MY AUNT MARY, who is now 80, was stunningly beautiful when she was younger. She had golden hair that she kept long and rolled into a French twist at the back of her head. The sunny yellow of her hair complimented her fair skin perfectly. When her hair began to gray, she started to color it herself to keep it […]

A Definition of Pessimism

  PESSIMISM is not in being tired of evil but in being tired of good. Despair does not lie in being weary of suffering, but in being weary of joy. It is when for some reason or other good things in a society no longer work that the society begins to decline; when its food […]

To Hell with the Father

  BRISTOL PALIN has purchased a house in Arizona and reportedly is planning to attend Arizona State University. Presumably, she will be taking her young son with her, moving him thousands of miles from his father, or perhaps she will be leaving her son thousands of miles away. When Bristol’s pregnancy was announced to the world, conservatives jumped to […]

How Men End up with Feminist Wives

  NORA writes: Emily D.’s story is indeed very sad. In my experience, however, hardcore feminists are pretty outspoken about it, or they express opinions and attitudes that give away their position quite clearly to those around them. Didn’t her husband observe any of these characteristics when they were dating? I find it hard to believe […]