I saw the link to Bruce Charlton’s short book Addicted to Distraction on this post at Social Matter. If you read my piece at The Mitrailleuse you’ll know what I’m trying to do–disentangle myself from the web that I’ve been in for quite a few years.
I won’t be writing anything responding to Mass Media anymore. I realize now that posts like this, and this, were just touching the Tar Baby of foulness that the media is, and has been for a long time. I’ll keep writing, but only about the timeless things, about sound minds in sound bodies and history and tradition, about the Good, the True and the Beautiful.
About sanity. And nothing in the media is sane, not even the “good” stories about good people.
Read Charlton’s book. I’ll see you again soon, with something that doesn’t engage with the Foulness.
New at The Mitrailleuse. Excerpt:
Opus and the NRx bring out something primal in “Progressives,” because they’re impervious: men without shame or fear or guilt, at least of the kind that Progs use as a rhetorical hammer to threaten and bludgeon their opposition. “Conservatives” can’t stand for long against charges of racism or sexism or ableism or whate’er, because they’re liberals. Nothing enrages the Progs like a person who refuses to be intellectually cowed by charges of “hate.” A powerful, organized group of such people is their deepest secret fear.
Neoreaction isn’t there, yet, not by a long way. It might take some steps by imposing more demands on its followers, the same way that Opus does, and all the successful religions do. The “Mainline Protestants” have withered in direct proportion to their embrace of “inclusiveness” and their depiction of Jesus as your Special Boyfriend who won’t judge you, and who will always take you back despite the fact you cheated on Him.