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  • The Gnostic Heresy's Political Succssors

    02/02/2021 1:25:06 PM PST · by viewfromthefrontier · 6 replies
    The Catholic World Report ^ | February 2, 2021 | Dr. Edward Feser
    With wokeness suddenly flooding universities, high schools, the medical profession, the military, business, and seemingly everywhere else, we are seeing something comparable to the Arian crisis of the 4th century or the Albigensian crisis of the 13th century – the alarmingly rapid spread of a toxic religious cult that threatens the general sociopolitical order no less than it does the Church. As in these earlier crises, there are many Christians, already heterodox anyway, who are happy to cave in to the madness. And there are also some otherwise orthodox Christians who, out of cowardice and/or muddle-headedness, try to accommodate themselves...
  • 3 Jewish Ideas That Changed the World

    01/21/2021 8:06:07 AM PST · by tbw2 · 23 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/23/2020 | Thomas St. Thomas
    How did a tiny tribe of desert nomads become so important to history? Of all the tribes of people, why is it that a group of pastoral tribal nomads, who were minorities then and minorities now, seem to have such an enduring presence in our world? Why is the Judeo-Christian god chosen by more people on the planet than any other? Because ideas and the details matter. Their ideas have stood the test of time and ended up shaping many assumptions we take today to be self-evident in Western civilization.
  • Stupiditas Omnia Vincit!

    12/31/2020 5:28:35 PM PST · by tbw2 · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 12/30/2020 | Charles Coulombe
    “It’s a tragedy that this anti-intellectual movement of canceling the classics is gaining traction among educators and the mainstream publishing industry. Erasing the history of great works only limits the ability of children to become literate.” It is really a crime, and—0ne way or another—it must be purged from education.
  • Aufheben der Kultur – Cancel Culture – Part 2 The Coming of the Second Prehistoric Period

    10/28/2020 8:18:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The American Policy Center ^ | October 28, 2020 | Kathleen Marquardt
    In my previous article, Aufheben der Kultur/Cancel Culture, was this paragraph: Why do Western Culture and Christianity both have to be annihilated? Western Culture represents the reasoning, logical, fair and openminded aspects of our world. Out of Western Culture sprang the United States Constitution, the framework of the nation. And the Christian religious traditions, especially the Ten Commandments, are the underlying pillars of Western Culture. As Antonio Gramsci wrote in his prison notebooks, “Any country grounded in Judaeo-Christian values can’t be overthrown until those roots are cut … Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity … in the...
  • Hillsdale College Refuses To Bow To The Totalitarian Mob

    06/18/2020 8:11:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 06/18/2020 | Allison Schuster
    The nationally recognized liberal arts institution Hillsdale College has a history of defying political pressure in order to uphold what is good and true. Its recent refusal to give in to the demands of those who think a public statement is necessary to fight social injustice is just the most recent example. Some of the college’s alumni publicly pushed their alma mater to comment on the recent controversies regarding the death of George Floyd and the ensuing protests and riots. When a petition began circulating calling on the college to release a statement, arguing that its “silence” supported violence, the...
  • Harold Bloom, Critic Who Argued for the Superiority of Western Literature, Dies at 89

    10/15/2019 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/15/2019 | Rick Moran
    Harold Bloom, a giant of literary criticism, died in New York yesterday at the age of 89. The author of dozens of books and editor of hundreds more, Bloom taught at Yale University for five decades, beguiling his students and angering his critics who accused him of racism and sexism for his eurocentric views.Bloom got into trouble for his unabashed praise of Western literary giants like Shakespeare, Kafka, and Chaucer. And, he was unapologetic about it.NPR: Bloom had a photographic memory, and claimed he could recite all of Shakespeare, all of John Milton's "Paradise Lost" and copious swaths of...
  • A Celebrity School Purges a Conservative Teacher for Praising Western Civ. and Betrays Its Values

    07/22/2019 8:30:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 07/22/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. On the 5th of May, the American Freedom Alliance convened a conference on leftist radicalism. Before David Horowitz stepped up to the podium to discuss the threat of leftist extremism, Dr. Karen Siegemund, the president of the AFA, welcomed the attendees by speaking to our common values. “Each of us here believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is our heritage, whether we were born here or not,” she said....
  • Notre Dame: An Omen

    04/16/2019 3:19:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | April 16, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    The symbolism of the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, the most renowned building in Western civilization, the iconic symbol of Western Christendom, is hard to miss. It is as if God Himself wanted to warn us in the most unmistakable way that Western Christianity is burning -- and with it, Western civilization. Every major Western (and one major non-Western) social and intellectual force has conspired to rid Europe of Christianity and the civilization it produced. Within the Western world, the French Enlightenment -- the intellectual basis of the French Revolution and the modern West -- sought to replace Christianity, and...
  • Challenging pope on multiple fronts, Bannon wants to train gladiators

    04/01/2019 5:54:47 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 9 replies
    Crux ^ | Apr 1, 2019 | Elise Harris and John L. Allen Jr.
    Challenging pope on multiple fronts, Bannon wants to train gladiators ROME - Suppose you’re the kind of conservative Catholic frustrated with Pope Francis on a whole range of things, not just his handling of the clerical abuse crisis but his deal on naming bishops with Communist China, his continual critique of populist and nationalist movements, his ardent support for immigrant rights, and so on. If so, that more or less puts you in the same boat with Steve Bannon, the architect of Donald Trump’s rise to power, and now Bannon has a proposition for you: How about spending a year...
  • Scotland Set to Mandate “LGBT-Inclusive” Education

    11/20/2018 4:04:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | Novemer 19, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    We knew this day would come and sadly, this is likely to follow elsewhere. In Scotland, a plan has been approved to mandate so-called “LGBT-inclusive” education into government-run schools. NBC News reports:
  • Top 10 Liberal Beliefs that are Destroying the Western World

    08/12/2018 5:12:21 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 42 replies
    Republic Standard ^ | Edward Saunders
    As everyone except liberals knows, liberals are just awful. But what many people may not know is that their brainless do-gooding is quite literally destroying our civilization. Here is our list of the top ten leftist delusions that make us cringe our faces off.
  • Profs deride ‘weight loss’ as a ‘Western value’

    06/14/2018 2:36:26 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 30 replies
    Campus reform ^ | 6/14/2018 10:44am | Toni Airaksinen
    Two professors argue in a newly published anthology on “feminist nutrition” that “athletic performance” and “longevity” are simply “Western values.” “Critical Nutrition: Critical and Feminist Perspectives on Bodily Nutrition”—one of 16 chapters in the book Food & Place: A Critical Exploration—was written by Temple University professor Allison Hayes-Conroy and her sister, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, who teaches a “Feminist Health” class at a small college in Upstate New York. "It is rare, in the myriad calls for eating fresh fruits and vegetables, to see strikes and boycotts mentioned in the same breath as ‘healthy.’" Tweet This In the chapter, the Hayes-Conroy sisters...
  • Dr. Jordan Peterson: Your political beliefs are determined in large part by genetics & other ideas

    07/21/2017 6:22:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 43 replies
    Essential Truth Youtube Channel ^ | 07/21/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    An analysis of the personality differences between conservatives and liberals and the philosophy behind Western Civilization and how we can validate that they are true.
  • Why Westernisation through Modernity is Failing

    01/07/2017 7:30:35 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 14 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | January 7, 2017 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    One of the biggest mysteries that plagues the world of neoconservatism is the question of why the end of history – that final triumph of liberal democracy and consumer capitalism – hasn’t occurred yet. All around the world in many different cultures and nations there is a strenuous reaction against these very things. Indeed, even in the western core – Western Europe and the Anglosphere – there is increasing skepticism about these tenets of the Enlightenment. The question which the neoconservatives ask is, “Why do they hate us?” This question increasingly applies to pretty much everybody all over the world,...
  • Lying to People about History Doesn't Help Them

    01/04/2017 9:57:47 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 46 replies
    The Neo-Ciceronian Times ^ | January 04, 2017 | Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    If there was anything that you would think would be immutable, it would be the past. Short of inventing a time machine, it should be impossible to change any event that has already occurred. However, this assumption is actually quite incorrect. While the events of objective history themselves cannot be changed, our understanding of them can. Indeed, revising history is easy when you control the levers of education and popular culture. Then, it’s just a matter of telling the history that you want to be told while ignoring the history that actually happened. A case in point would be the...
  • Europe: Illegal to Criticize Islam [Migration policy-It's off-limits & criminally prosecutable]

    12/28/2016 10:20:18 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 73 replies
    Gatestone ^ | December 12, 2016 | Judith Bergman
    Go to the source for examples of persecution within European countries. Here's a summary: First, understand that prosecuting and sanctioning people who criticize Islam has become more common in Europe. This explains the seemingly pitiful willingness of the Europeans to silently watch their countries fill with muslim refugee-settlers. They are now prosecuted for free speech. The "cutting out the tongue" or "imprisonment" policies for criticism of islam was once restricted to only sharia law -Muslim countries where it is 100% forbidden. Now the European courts are submitting to islam and taking cues from sharia law. European governments are deliberately...
  • Multiculturalism, Endangerment, and a New Nationalism

    12/20/2016 9:07:33 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 7 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 20, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - On Monday, December 19, the last shopping week before Christmas, an islamofascist terrorist (most likely a recently-arrived “refugee,” as over a million such have arrived in Germany from the middle east this year alone) hijacked a truck and charged through a Berlin Christmas market, killing at least a dozen innocent shoppers, injuring some fifty more… in exactly the way that ISIS has been ordering its pretend “lone wolves” to attack innocents. As Europeans have watched their birthrate plummet, leaving the tax base for their generous pensions in doubt, they have opened their doors to...
  • Why the Left Loathes Western Civilization

    04/28/2016 4:43:46 AM PDT · by detective · 52 replies
    FrontPage ^ | April 27, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    This month, Stanford University students voted on a campus resolution that would have their college require a course on Western civilization, as it did until the 1980s. Stanford students rejected the proposal 1,992 to 347. A columnist at the Stanford Daily explained why: Teaching Western civilization means "upholding white supremacy, capitalism and colonialism, and all other oppressive systems that flow from Western civilizations."
  • Some Cultures Are Better Than Others

    04/01/2016 8:42:11 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies ^ | Mar 31, 2016 | Paul Joseph Watson
    The west is the best. Video at link. (language warning)
  • How Not to Interpret Scripture

    03/21/2016 3:43:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 159 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 21, 2016 | MICHAEL HAYES
    There is a class that most college students will take at one point in their academic career. It is the course on Western Civilization—“Western Civ” for short. It is a feeble attempt to supplement the modern college curriculum (typically in two freshman-level courses) with what used to be the very backbone of a liberal education. The course revolves around classics of the Western Tradition: Plato’s Republic, Virgil’s Aeneid, Augustine’s Confessions, Descartes’ Meditations, and Locke’s Second Treatise on Government. But one text in particular, I think, has been subject to mistreatment and misuse—the Holy Bible.The problem is simple. One of...