The International Order of St. Hubertus

The truly creepy bit here doesn’t have anything to do with whatever secret rituals or whatnot these men engage in during the LARPing portions of their gatherings. The creepy part is what we know because they tell us: Some of the most powerful, wealthiest, whitest, Gentile males in the world regularly gather at luxury hunting lodges for a little bit of hunting and a whole lot of networking. [Read more…]

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The dominionist is also a goldbug

A return to the gold standard would be disastrous, but it clearly would also produce a massive “end-time transfer of wealth.” And the weirdest thing is that I’m not accusing Ted Cruz of planning that, I’m just pointing out that he’s telling us that’s what he has planned. [Read more…]

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Subsidiarity is really important, whether or not you call it that

If I abdicate my direct responsibilities, I will end up placing a heavier burden on those with indirect responsibilities — forcing them to play a more direct role. If I neglect my indirect responsibilities, I will end up placing a heavier burden on those who bear a more direct responsibility — possibly causing them to fall under the weight of it. [Read more…]

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Ben Carson does not understand subsidiarity

Undefined, undifferentiated pronouns are always the hallmark of someone who doesn’t understand subsidiarity. Define and differentiate those antecedents and you begin to appreciate the inescapable necessity of subsidiarity, the bonds of mutuality and the direct and indirect functions that all have in relationship to all. Ben Carson shows us the alternative to that — which involves teaching babies to change their own diapers. [Read more…]

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A prediction: Franklin Graham will ‘run for president’ in 2020

In simple terms: Carson’s campaign consultants are Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom. Ben Carson himself is Franz Liebkind. And the Carson for President campaign is “Springtime for Hitler.” The producers of this money-making flop are already looking for their next lucrative failure to repeat the scam in 2020. Franklin Graham seems, like Carson, to be an ideal front for this sort of thing. [Read more…]

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The 1994 crime law

Back in 2013, progressives were unanimous and united in fighting for the extension of the Violence Against Women Act, just as they had been unanimous and united behind the law when it was first passed in 1994. Those who don’t remember that fight in 1994 now seem to be remembering it differently. [Read more…]

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American-style socialism (Do you wish to continue this transaction?)

The new law was a Good Thing. From now on, banks could no longer charge you ATM fees without telling you about them beforehand. They were still allowed to take $2 out of your account every time you wanted to check your balance or just to get access to $20 of your own money, but they had to tell you they were doing it. In America, in the 1990s, this is what constituted “socialism.” [Read more…]

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Smart people saying smart things (2.12)

Kali Holloway on “How Delusional Nostalgia Is Killing the White Working Class” (i.e., why Trump is winning). Walter Brueggeman sides with the Gospel against the Bible. Margo Kaplan asks and answers a question about how we treat IVF clinics. And Daniel José Camacho on how multicultural churches can wind up reinforcing racism. [Read more…]

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