Thursday, April 24, 2014

Cultural Marxism and more

  • From Ex-Army: On the origins of cultural Marxism. Another name for the Cathedral and political correctness? Interesting but I think it leaves out an important part for Britain and America: the "Reformation," specificially Calvinism, going from bad to worse with the "Enlightenment," when leading English Protestants lost their faith as did their cousins in the colonies, America's founding fathers. Political correctness is a distortion of Western Christianity, the values (peace, charity, justice) minus Christ and the church (or logic for that matter), that's replacing it. Do-gooder foreign-policy interventionists are the descendants of New England Yankees. See Clyde Wilson, "The Yankee Problem in America," and "The Rise of Secular Religion." Maybe what the post describes and the Anglosphere culture I just mentioned met up to form a perfect storm in the West.
  • Steve Sailer at Takimag: Jews weren't always liberal. And they were more welcome in the antebellum South.
  • Gavin McInnes: "Cool" culture is death culture. The glamour of evil: "live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful corpse."
  • From the Anti-Gnostic: Church: recruiting, not reproducing. Cultish, he says.
  • Pope Francis calls a divorced and remarried woman. Waiting for confirmation of this story. Even if it's true, the Pope can't change the teachings of the church (which is why I'm not particularly interested in Francis including spinning him) and Francis wasn't speaking ex cathedra. Infallibility is the church's charism, which includes the papal office, not the Pope's opinions.

2 comments:

  1. Paul Gottfried had some interesting things to say in "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Guilt" about the Calvinist roots of political correctness. It has been a few years since I read it but I remember him approaching it from the angle that Calvinism, by getting rid of the sacrament of penance and ritual confession/absolution, created a reservoir of unresolved guilt that more recent movements like the Cultural Marxists have been able to feed off of to produce political correctness.

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  2. good quick summary on pope, also good for you not trying to spin - what is what is - instead of "reading francis through benedict" nonsense fr zuhlsdorf was trying to pull, plenty of those of the legalistic mindset where canon law is read more than the gospel need the spin. anyways not going to lie im a little bothered with all of this divorce antics kasper et al (pope?) are pulling, seems like a real slap in the face of people who sacrificed a lot in order to still be able to take communion (such as living as brother and sister, or staying celibate after divorce)

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