The Distributist

There is a man standing on the neck of modern thought and his name is Ned Ludd. Really, I hated Ned before I knew his name, despite him not being American, not being my contemporary, and, well, not being real. As a legend, as an archetype, the influence of Ned Ludd, the idealized English midlands …

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It’s time to talk about everyone’s favorite science fiction pulp setting: Warhammer 40000. Since its inception, this extended fictional universe (designed as the backdrop for miniature war-gaming) popularized the image of the “Grim-dark” future. Of course, most of 40k’s core ideas are stolen from pulp and early 20th century science fiction. Nonetheless, in the last two …

40 Lessons from Warhammer 40k Read More »

There are few subjects as fascinating as art and the right-wing. How long have we been talking about this? A long time certainly. More than a decade before Andrew Breitbart made his proclamation that “politics is downstream from culture” conservatives were tying themselves in knots over why the “Western Culture” they so idolized was firmly …

The (He)art Reset Read More »

Is there a serious religious debate on the dissident right? Not from what I can see in 2022. Online, there is a perennial discussion about “Paganism versus Christianity” which usually takes place in more nationalist circles and sometimes overflows to the spaces I inhabit. Of course, I use the word “discussion” loosely because nothing ever …

A Letter to Right-Wing Pagans Read More »

Sometime last month I found myself drawn again into a conversation (conflict?) with the “radical centrists” Adam and Sitch. Most of the exchange was civil, but towards the end my interlocutors on the radical center continuously accused me of being “evasive” and hiding what I really believed as a right-winger. The accusation was hard to …

Liberalism No Work, Very Sad Read More »

Some bad news from Rod Dreher today, more personal than political. But to me it feels existential. In all honesty this is hitting me harder than it should. Rod Dreher was an enormous influence on my own journey from atheism to Christianity. And although it might seem shallow to admit this, it was Rod’s portrait …

Rod Dreher and a Parting of Ways Read More »

As Autumn lumens falter; the winter shadows grow The portent’s dismal future has now begun to show A dire age is dawning where once was promised ease Cruel decadence is spawning from indulgence long-appeased. The old world long in dying, its vigor stripped away Whence demons once thought banished, return now to the fray. As …

“Basket-weaving”

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An interesting meme crossed my path today. Perhaps worth commenting on? highprogressive🥂🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦 @highprogressive 1:34 AM ∙ Mar 4, 2022 5,729Likes591Retweets The GIF linked is a variation of an old StoneToss comic called “Opposites Attract”. It’s probably not “old” in any real sense, but if you have been to right-wing spheres online this last half-decade then …

Memes at the End of Deconstruction Read More »

So it turns out that my last letter was built on a faulty premise. Perhaps a follow-up is in order? In my last Substack entry, I painted a picture of a dissident community preoccupied with helping young folks and building a future apart from the past. This would be ideal, but it’s far from reality. …

Discourse won’t Save the Boomers (but let’s try anyways)

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Today’s letter, perhaps fitting for the new year, is directed at a perennial right-wing complaint: kids these days, or as they say on the Internets, the “Zoomer Question”. As is obvious, the kids are not alright. Young people today (the “Zoomer Generation” as they are known) need help. They face unprecedented challenges from a broken …

Anime Won’t Save the Zoomers (and neither will Dante)

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