Monthly Archives: July 2012

Translation Failure

C. H. Sisson’s translation of The Aeneid starts thus: This poem is about battles and the man Who, fugitive but in the hands of fate, Came first from Troy to the Lavinian shores, Tossed to and fro on land as … Continue reading

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It’s All About Words

1 Revolutionaries use magic words. They indulge in magical thinking. ‘Change,’ ‘activist,’ ‘equality,’ ‘reproductive health care,’ ‘hate,’ ‘love’ – all these and more have been invested by the revolutionaries with magic qualities. Counterrevolutionaries are not as practiced in the use … Continue reading

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Reading the American Left

Yes, the American Left is authoritarian, totalitarian even. I can’t blame them. After all, you can’t have a cultural revolution without real, honest to God coercive power. Their control of public discourse is absolute. They achieve this with an elegant … Continue reading

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A Break

It’s time for lunch. Reading resumes does not help me relax. Klebnikov is a finer poet than I imagined. We’ll need the Russians, even the Futurist Russian Intelligencia, if we’re to mount a proper counterrevolution. No, it doesn’t really make … Continue reading

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Narcissists of the World Unite!

Seems Narcissism Inc has Chic Somethingorother in its sights. If┬áChic Somethingorother doesn’t spare their tender feelings, then┬áChic Somethingorother is manifestly intolerant. Wheeeee! I always say that when I fly off the edge of absurdity into an abyss. Intolerant, you say. … Continue reading

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Clerical Banality

I wrote of the domestication of blasphemy by those who seek, first, the affirmation and solace of religious ritual, and second, confirmation of their goodness through clerical sanction. What of the clergy who cavort with their charges? What do they … Continue reading

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The Domestication of Blasphemy

We hear that the faith once delivered is threatened by heresy and moral turpitude. I too have said such things. This omits the one thing needful my friends. I looked over photos from Gay Pride events. Yes yes, we can … Continue reading

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