By accepting Marxist goals and beating it at its own game, losing its soul in the process: Yet Del Noce’s real genius was his prophetic insight into the rise of Western irreligion. He saw that Marxism “won” the war of ideas, even as it collapsed as a theory, by establishing the economic dimension of man […]

I’m posting Christmas carols to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas. Today I offer an American carol, I Wonder as I Wander. Folklorist John Jacob Niles describes how he discovered the tune: “I Wonder As I Wander’ grew out of three lines of music sung for me by a girl who called herself Annie Morgan. […]

I’m posting  a Christmas Carol for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Since nobody does Christmas like the Italians, I offer Quanno nescette ninno, a Neapolitan song better known in the Italian version Tu scendi dalle stelle. (Neapolitan is a different dialect, what we call Italian is the dialect from Tuscany further north.) This version is […]

It is day four of Christmas, and today’s carol is one of my favorites, the Coventry Carol. The Coventry Carol is a fragment of a the much larger Coventry Mystery Play which would have been celebrated in the Middle Ages as a way to teach people stories from the Bible. Mystery Plays were most popular […]

For the 12 Days of Christmas I am posting 12 Christmas Carols. Today’s piece is not really a carol, but a 16th century liturgical piece by Hans Leo Hassler which was to be used in the Mass of December 27th. Why sing Et Verbum Caro Factum Est on December 27th? Because today is the Feast […]

I’ll be celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas by posting Christmas carols. It is day two of Christmas, St Stephen’s Day, the feast of the proto-martyr St Stephen the Deacon. He is celebrated on December 26th because a Christian priest of Jerusalem named Lucian claimed to have discovered Stephen’s bones on that day in the […]

I’m posting a Christmas carol for each of the 12 days of Christmas. Today I’m picking Come all you worthy gentlemen, also known as The Somerset Carol. It is the lesser-known cousin of God rest you merry, gentlemen. It was hard to come by a good recording of this song but I tend to enjoy renditions of Come over Rest because […]

You can convince a midwit of something obviously untrue simply by telling him that the chuds believe the opposite. In fact, this is the very definition of a midwit. It isn’t really a matter of IQ but of motivation. The midwit is basically motivated by class / group aspirations. Being midwit myself, I understand the […]

The White House is being run by clowns, but that has been the case my entire adult life. What changes is the type of clown. There is something different about this breed of clowns. Something about the way they talk. Today they had this to say: We are intent on not letting Omicron disrupt work […]

It seems like the irritating American neologism “Latinx” is finally being retired. Apparently only 2% of U.S. Hispanics use it, 40% find it offensive, and the rest never heard of it. Besides being a profoundly stupid attempt to impose Anglo-American sex hang-ups onto a romance language (and a Dunning Kreuger test of how much one […]