Odds and Ends

Men of the West is a blog that “seeks to clarify the issues of the day and build a community of like minded men who worship Jesus Christ. To unify them across Christendom to steel them against the barbarians who are either at the gates, or already inside them. We will celebrate, defend, and expand Western Civilization and the values and traditions that created it.” I was honored when they asked to republish my recent post “Choose Greatness” there. I hope my readers will check them out as well.

I have been catching up on Mike Duncan’s “Revolutions” podcast. I am about a year and a half behind, having just begun Series 7 on the revolutions that reshaped Europe in 1848. The mid-19th century saw the rise of nationalism as a political ideology. The nationalists of that time were reacting against multi-ethnic autocracy of the sort that characterized the Austrian Empire and Napoleonic France. 19th-century nationalism was often about building a nation out of disparate kingdoms, whereas I would suggest modern nationalism is about resisting the efforts to subsume individual cultures under Globalist governance. Anyway, check out the podcast if you’re interested in history.

Tucker Carlson continues to impress me as a spokesman for American nationalism. Last week he published an article in The American Conservative blasting the neoconservative elites who are continually pushing for more foreign wars, yet refusing to hold themselves accountable for their past failures. The whole thing is worth reading.

Imagine if American news media wrote about American politics the way they do about other autocratic regimes. “After populist firebrand Donald Trump unexpectedly won the presidential election against the government-backed candidate Hillary Clinton, powerful oligarchs concocted a coup attempt against the president using their apparatchiks in the American secret police.”

Bernie Sanders has officially entered the 2020 race, despite being nearly a century old. I have mentioned before that he once espoused nationalist views, albeit with socialist ideology. Ever since he dropped out of the 2016 race and endorsed Hillary Clinton, however, Sanders has toed the party line of invade-the-world / invite-the-world. At this point he offers no distinction from the rest of the Democratic Party, which is fully embracing the twin pillars of socialism and identity politics. He is just an old white man, which is not going to win the coalition of aggrieved minorities that is the Democratic constituency today.

It is a sad fact that nearly everyone running for president next year go out of their way to represent everyone but the posterity of America’s founding fathers. Most of the Democratic field has a higher opinion of illegal immigrants than they do white Christian men. The one exception might be Tulsi Gabbard, Congresswoman from Hawaii. She is the only one to speak out against the endless wars that we have become involved in. For that she is tarred as a Fascist and a thrall of Bashar Assad. Time till tell if she will hold her ground or give way to the Globalist zeitgeist.

My podcasts page has said “Coming soon!” since I first published this site two months ago. I have not forgotten though – I recently acquired a reasonably good microphone, so as soon as I get over this cough I’ve been fighting I’ll sit down and record a podcast.

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