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A Glimpse of the Sixties

July 21, 2012


PAUL writes:

Here is a video of a great 60’s song You Were on My Mind. This was not a little kid’s song that one might see on the Disney Channel today, although I was only around 12 and still adored it. This was directed towards teens and adults. It is a blend of rock and folk rhythms. And the dancing was vibrant but not crude or grandiose. It was uplifting and carried no counterculture message. You had to feel like dancing. Read More »


Contempt for the Past Is Essential to the Revolution

July 21, 2012


ALAN writes:

Your dissection of the New York Times editorial on the Boy Scouts was excellent. “Retrograde” is, of course, a term of derision favored by Modernists because it suggests that they are superior to those who have gone before them. It is typical Modernist arrogance. The truth is that Americans in years past were wiser, more competent, and better able by far to identify and resist evil than Modernists.

The Boy Scouts annoy Modernists because they insist on keeping distinctions, in this case the distinctions between good and evil and between private and public. To obliterate the public/private distinction is the reason for the endless propaganda we see and hear about “openness” and “erasing borders” and “breaking boundaries.” The goal is to weaken the very idea of private property – one of the principal goals of the Communist Manifesto being to outlaw private property. This is why the children’s department in any modern library includes books like Against Borders. The goal is to get them and brainwash them when they’re young.

Mr. Romney, however, is no disappointment to me because I never expected anything from him. Sorry to sound cynical, but I believe all potential presidential candidates are bought and paid for. Traditionalists ought not to expect any substantive changes on a national scale. They should concentrate on local issues and keep as much local power as they can. Governor George Wallace had it right when he said many years ago that there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference between the two major political parties.

We live in a profoundly evil age. But the first tactic of resistance is to recognize and oppose that evil, and this The Thinking Housewife continues to do most admirably.

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