The Year of Our Lord 2017 has been an odd one, packed to the brim with victories and tragedies, marching to a cadence that at times seems to be one step forward, one step backward, and one step sideways. But through it all, in retrospect, the year has laid bare the awakening that is taking place across the United States and across the globe. With each passing day, there are fewer and fewer fence-sitters taking up space on the sidelines of our war for the culture, our war to preserve Christendom as the core of civic life in Western...Read More
Author: Chuck Martel
This is an excerpt of a larger work which examines the political, economic, philosophic, technological and social issues precipitating civilization’s demise, and looks at what happens next. Contrary to the common conception, society isn’t held together by patriotism, Governmental grace or military force. It’s held together by the tacit understanding – usually subconscious – on the part of its citizens that participation and co-operation is to the economic and moral benefit of most, and that the acquiescence of unadulterated self-agency is mitigated by the presence of certain securities. When the costs of those mitigating benefits overwhelm the self-interest of...Read More
Once upon a time, a parenthetical patrician in a black robe imparted a nugget of knowledge that, at the time, seemed to flatter the progenitors of a particular brand of civic nationalism that bedevils us to this day: “[A] state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country.” — Associate Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis, 1932 Since it was written, this opinion has laid the groundwork for many destructive forms of progressive misadventure, in stark contrast to its superficial nod to states’ rights (not...Read More
See Part 0 here. With the exception of conquest and other foreign pressures, no civic order of sound fiscal foundation has ever eroded into oblivion. A sound economic system is integral to the life and longevity of a civilization. This is not news. While a diminishing economic system will not necessarily be THE cause of civic degradation, it often contributes to it in the same way that a sound economy does a lot of the heavy lifting toward staving off such a decline. The danger comes, though, when “wealth” is conflated with “sound economic system.” The two are not...Read More
In response to Antifa threats of violence at an upcoming rally, the Pikeville City Commission has passed an emergency ordinance to demask Antifa agitators within the city limits: “Because of the rally and because of a lot of social media wording, reports and rumors out there and also there are now counter protest groups that are coming in looking at the possibility of inciting a riot or violence and to disguise their identity. So for the benefit of public welfare and safety the Commission elected to pass a model ordinance tonight that would prohibit somebody from wearing a mask...Read More
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