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March 8, 2011



St. Michael's Mount Cornwall, Sarah Louise Kilpack


“Where Will the Word Resound?”

March 8, 2011


If the lost word is lost, if the spent word is spent
If the unheard, unspoken
Word is unspoken, unheard;
Still is the unspoken word, the Word unheard,
The Word without a word, the Word within
The world and for the world;
And the light shone in darkness and
Against the Word the unstilled world still whirled
About the centre of the silent Word.

O my people, what have I done unto thee.

Where shall the word be found, where will the word
Resound? Not here, there is not enough silence
Not on the sea or on the islands, not
On the mainland, in the desert or the rain land,
For those who walk in darkness
Both in the day time and in the night time
The right time and the right place are not here
No place of grace for those who avoid the face
No time to rejoice for those who walk among noise and deny the voice

                                                  From “Ash-Wednesday” by T. S. Eliot


A Heroic Movie Theater in a Non-Heroic Age

March 8, 2011



The Majestic Theater, East St. Louis

ALAN writes:

East St. Louis, Illinois, was named an All-American city in the 1950s. It stands directly across from St. Louis, in the shadow of the St. Louis Gateway Arch. 

One morning in 1937 three hundred people attended a Cinema Breakfast in the lobby of the beautiful Majestic Theater in downtown East St. Louis. The breakfast was held by the Better Films Council of East St. Louis. A photograph in their bulletin The Motion Picture and The Family shows 18 white women standing in the lobby. All are attired in dresses and hats. The Better Films Council and groups like it around the nation were principled advocates for high moral standards in motion pictures. (Obviously no such groups are needed today.)  Read More »


The Meaning of Patriarchy

March 8, 2011


JOSIAH writes:

Patriarchy is assumed by many to mean rule by men. Feminists make this assumption, and anti-feminists tend to make this mistaken assumption too. Patriarchy is not rule by men, but rule by patriarchs (from the Latin root pater) or family men. In the past, most men were patriarchs so patriarch and man were interchangeable. This is the reason we have made the mistaken assumption that patriachy is rule by men.  Read More »


March 8, 2011




Happy International Women’s Day, Dear Comrades!

March 8, 2011



TODAY is the centenary of that beautiful, soul-stirring Marxist holiday, International Women’s Day. To mark the occasion, this video was made by a British equality campaign. The actor Daniel Craig dresses up as a woman while playing James Bond, making it a day to celebrate not just feminism but homosexuality too.

The sheer hatefulness of the script will take your breath away. It is narrated by the actress Judi Dench in a voice dripping with contempt and rage over the worldwide maltreatment of women as she recites unverifiable figures such as 60 million for the number of girls sexually assaulted on their way to school every year. Women do two-thirds the amount of work around the world and earn ten percent of the income, she says. Her poisonous little speech is pure, unadulterated evil.

The video was made by EQUALS, “a partnership of leading charities brought together by Annie Lennox to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day.” Interestingly, in its glowing description of International Women’s Day, the group fails to mention the day’s Soviet origins. The great thing about Soviet equality was that women were sent to Siberia too. Read More »


The News According to Tina

March 8, 2011



TINA BROWN has unveiled her first issue of a redesigned Newsweek with a breathless celebration of global feminism. Women, women, women.  The world over, women are doing amazing, earth-shattering, unprecedented things. And, with such humility: Read More »

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