Tag Archives: War and Peace

Is Putin a Romantic?

I found it quite difficult to recollect myself for Mass this morning as a thought kept stabbing into my mind – the similarity between Aleksandr Dugin’s ideas, representing Russian and European New-Right traditionalism and Romanticism, at least on the surface. … Continue reading

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Pushkin, not Putin

I try to understand the present crisis in philosophical terms. I am alarmed about Russia and its culture being “cancelled” and demonised. Like most people in the part of the world where I live, I believe that Putin is wrong … Continue reading

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Lenten Iconoclasm

This is a couple of days early, but my little oratory is in Lenten Array for the first time. I modified the altar frontal from the old chapel to fit the smaller altar and to eliminate the wooden frame. The … Continue reading

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Beauty for Ashes

As I prepared to say Mass today of the Feast of St Nicholas of Myra, three little words came into my mind and filled all my thoughts – Beauty for ashes. They come from Isaiah 61. The Spirit of the … Continue reading

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Weltschmerz

I have just watched this video from the psychologist Richard Grannon I warn you that there is a lot of swearing and not too many kind words about God or religion. I look behind the front and try to understand … Continue reading

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Freedom and Tyranny

I find this lecture very powerful in the effort to affirm our individual freedom as opposed to being the property of the totalitarian state or other group of dominant dogs. I recommend listening to it with attention. An essential condition … Continue reading

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Identity and Diversity

I wrote the article Diversity and Inclusion yesterday and it was normal to receive some criticism from a fairly nationalist point of view disillusioned with the double standards of anti-non-white racism and anti-white racism. That is about the only way … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion

“Diversity and inclusion” have become buzz words and they mean different things to different people. The most obvious meaning of diversity seems to be acceptance that different persons, cultures, races, personalities, etc. have equal right to favourable consideration in society. … Continue reading

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Miserere mei, Deus

On this 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps. Have mercy upon me, O God, after thy great goodness: according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine offences. Wash me throughly from my wickedness: and cleanse … Continue reading

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

As I sat through the ceremony of reception today at the Préfecture of Rouen of myself and about fifty other new French citizens, I listened to the recorded propaganda message with the ears of a philosopher. The essential theme was … Continue reading

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