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Daily Archives: June 28th, 2012

A Whole Week of July Fourth

  AT a new traditionalist blog called The Americanist, Pilgrim’s Pride writes: Celebrations and remembrances have begun in earnest, here on the Philadelphia Main Line. Because so much history was made between here and Philadelphia, the townships and boroughs are forced to stagger their official observances simply to ration the available supply of marching bands, […]

Defunct America, Bright Hopes

  AT VFR, Kevin V. writes: The key barrier to the nationalist message reaching vast swathes of our people is the illusion of conservative and Republican dissent. Only the nationalist understanding properly explains these things that trouble ordinary conservatives so.

Why You Are Demoralized

  ALAN ROEBUCK, the eloquent Calvinist, writes at The Orthosphere that most people in the modern world are profoundly demoralized. He recommends they discover a lost civilization — their own. In his essay “Why You Are Demoralized and What You Can Do About It,” he writes: You are demoralized because, first, the authorities say you must be […]

TV: The Obsolete Invention

  NBC will be introducing a sitcom in September about two homosexual men trying to start a family together. The show will be called (what else?) “The New Normal.”  A commenter at writes: Who in their right minds even has a TV set to watch this stuff on anymore anyway. Who cares? This is like complaining that there […]

As the Church Goes, So Goes America

  SJF writes: I just realized, the HHS Mandate is being imposed by a Catholic (Kathleen Sebelius), and Obamacare was upheld by the swing vote of another Catholic (Chief Justice John Roberts). Roberts is a practicing Catholic who faithfully attends Mass at his parish in Maryland. We’re committing suicide as a Church and as a […]

The Wisdom of the Amish

  THE AMISH are officially exempt from Obamacare mandates because of their longtime refusal to participate in major health insurance plans. The Amish save and collectively support individuals in need of medical care. On this principle of independence and interdependence, they are eminently wise. Contrast that with the stance of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops which even […]

No Place to Hide from Socialized Medicine

  KEN KLUKOWSKI, legal counsel for the Family Research Council, writes: The Supreme Court has today given the federal government unlimited authority to use its tax power to require Americans to engage in specific commercial activity. The obvious implication is chilling: Uncle Sam can make you buy anything, at any price, for any reason.

Surrounded by Fun

  ALAN writes: In regard to people wearing vapid smiles in photographs: A bank in St. Louis produced a flier promoting auto loans. It depicted a young, bearded male (to say “man” would be absurd), gripping a steering wheel, and wearing blue jeans, baseball cap, orange jacket, jogging shoes with orange laces, and an inane […]

Obamacare Stands

  FROM the Associated Press: The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The decision means the historic overhaul will continue to go into effect over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical […]

Women’s Tennis: All Skin and Grunts

  Maria Sharapova USA TODAY reports: A plan to crack down on ultra-loud grunting in women’s tennis has been “unanimously green-lighted” by the WTA players’ council, representatives from all four majors and the International Tennis Federation, according to USA Today. “It’s time for us to drive excessive grunting out of the game for future generations,” […]