Episode 222 – Logan’s Run (1:19:23)

Join us as we enter the land of make-believe from Mr. Rogers with our friend Dennis Foster to talk about “Logan’s Run”.

We have a centrally planned ERE where the computer does most things for the people so they can just hang out at the Dallas Galleria wearing ridiculous clothes.

The masses are propagandized into the myth of rebirth so most willingly accept the carousel as they believe they will be reincarnated/renewed – but this has never happened.

This movie almost seems prophetic in many ways.

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Dissident Mama, episode 31- Walter B. Curry, Jr.

Walter B. Curry, Jr., is a native of Orangeburg, South Carolina. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from South Carolina State University, and has earned several graduate degrees in education, which include a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction from Argosy University. Curry is the founder of Renaissance Publications whose tagline is “Reviving authentic knowledge through genealogical scholarship.”

I talk with the Confederate descendant about some of his ancestors and how understanding the past helps shape who we are today. Some topics include demystifying black Confederates, holistic research and narratives, Black History vs. Southern History vs. American history, the traditional diversity of the South, cancel culture, resilience, and challenging the status quo. I think y’all will learn a lot, especially what it’s like for parents to do podcast interviews from home. Never a dull moment!

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A “Christian” cosplay coup d’état

“I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.”

G.K. Chesteron

Lydia Bringerud may look like a homely trad girl, but she is one of the many faces of leftist subversion digging her way into the Orthodox Church. Those within this network may dress the part and speak the language, but only as rites used for undermining the Church and building their new progressive religion.

It’s a modern faith that co-opts the foundations of the ancient faith and is aimed wholly at reconstructing God, for its change agents find His statutes too tedious, His Word too confining, His Church’s traditions too hateful. And Orthodoxy, well, you know, it’s just so darn authoritarian and patriarchal and waaaay too white. Icky!

“White supremacists … may well be the number one threat to the Orthodox Church in the United States,” opined Bringerud in her most recent Orthodoxy in Dialogue essay “Michael Sisco, white supremacy, and loyalty in the Orthodox Church,” echoing the Department of Homeland Security’s lunatic claim that “white supremacists are the number one domestic terror threat” in America. Let us not forget that it was this very same federal agency that crafted the Russia-gate hoax to which all fashionable Russophobes subscribe.

I first stumbled upon Bringerud after publishing my recent exposé on Father Christopher Calin. Turns out, she co-moderates the Facebook page for OiD, which claims “to promote the free exchange of ideas.” Yeah, not so much.

Even though Bringerud doesn’t run the OiD Twitter page, I think it’s important to note that she and her comrades are most certainly opposed to freedom of conscience and legitimate dialogue.

Bringerud begins her hit piece by denigrating Saints Edward Media creator Michael Sisco as a “nationalist.” (Funny that he’s not the one citing the behemoth DHS bureaucracy whose main goal is domestic surveillance and curtailing the 4th Amendment all in the name of centralized expansion and furthering US hegemony. Talk about “extremist, national views” and an “enmeshment with nationalist regimes,” as she describes Sisco.

Sisco, who I interviewed back in the fall, simply wants to restore peace and order, but through a Christ-centered, communitarian approach, as well as through lawful political processes. Read for yourself what are his “extreme” beliefs or listen to him taking on Bringerud’s mischaracterizations, weak guilt-by-association attacks, and outright mistakes (such as the fact that Dr. Paul Gottfried coined the term “alt-right”).

Bringerud’s circular logic is mind-numbing, but it really shouldn’t be surprising since, just like their Evangeleftist counterparts, these Ameridox think logic is a tool of the patriarchy. Smash toxic masculinity, bash the fash, and punch a Nazi, and then you’re free and clear to abuse both rules of rhetoric and writing, not to mention biology and Church tradition. No wonder left-wingers embrace being woke. It’s so darn easy, especially if you’re cute.

“It’s an universal law: intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Bringerud’s emotional screed is a far cry from Journalism 101, much less her PhD (even it it was in folklore). And “emotion” certainly is the operative word here.

We’re living through an intellectual crisis based upon feelings, counter-factual responses, and lacking self-reflection, says Dr. John Devanny of the sad state of American miseducation and the prideful and pedantic borgs it creates. Unconditional loyalty to its dogma is realized through either victimology or virtue-signaling.

I’ve heard people from historian Dr. Tom Woods to writer Nero Augustus refer to these self-proclaimed elitists as “midwits.” They’re not dimwits, since they’re often book-smart, but they undoubtedly consider themselves your betters, hence, the reason they must incessantly lecture you about your backwardness and unenlightened beliefs. Economist Ludwig von Mises called these peevish puritanical-progressives “muddle-headed babblers” and historian Clyde Wilson pegged ’em the “Kevins.”

Instead of debating this satirical and spot-on analysis, my guess is that Ameridox will insist I’m acting like a Protestant by even quoting the Bee. They’ll probably call me “anti-intellectual” while they’re at it. They do fancy themselves the smartest people in the room.

Meddling midwits dwell within what Curtis Yarvin has coined “the Cathedral.” I don’t love the label, since as a Christian I believe a cathedral to be a Holy space. (Why not a mosque or a synagogue, right?)

But because a cathedral is a church with a bishop’s seat (thus, implying hierarchy), I do get the use of the word. And in this case, Bringerud sees herself and her co-religionists as people in this high position who are asserting authority over others, and even dominion over Church tradition and dogma.

The Cathedral is comprised of “intelligent people whose role it is to train genpop to believe and more importantly repeat things in violation of reality,” explains author Michael Malice. This would include apparatchiks from corporate media, academia, and government, as well as the priesthood from the legal, business, and acceptable-opinion social classes.

So Bringerud pushes the consumption of Marxist-Leninist literature at the public library, but pooh-poohs Putin and pedals paranoia. Talk about blind loyalty.

“There are few things more Russian than an entire media apparatus dedicated to training the populace to disbelieve what is profoundly evident to everyone,” Jewish-American Malice, who was born in Soviet Ukraine in the 1970s, notes of the USSR’s agitprop. This is why a chick with a fancy doctorate uses command language to purposefully confuse and obfuscate, not elucidate, to agitate and propagandize, influence and mobilize.

“More often than not, Cathedral operatives are completely unexceptional people,” Malice remarks. “The reason they fight to maintain its cultural dominance … is quite simply because it is the entire source of their power. Without it they would be utterly obscure and irrelevant.”

Thus, they castigate as “extremist” any person who repels their malleable edicts. This is nothing shocking for anyone who has even a cursory knowledge of the intelligentsia, who have historically been a vanguard of political, social, or artistic elites who have a penchant for caustic close-mindedness all while claiming they’re the free-thinkers.

“We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”

Vladimir Lenin

Bringerud feigns fairness and charity in parts of her essay, never even outright calling Sisco a “white supremacist.” She implies that. His name and that ad hom are in her headline. She says he’s been “flagged” as such, but by whom, we do not know. She alleges that his “rhetoric is reminiscent of Corneliu Codreanu” and that he “allowed white nationalist Michael Fuentes to speak.”

Sure, Bringerud misidentified Nick Fuentes, which to me, means she only just recently heard of him by her fellow Cathedralists at Salon or The Atlantic, and has never actually heard him. Lame, I know, but certainly not a smoking gun since leftists are well-programmed and most don’t have an original thought, relying solely on platitudes.

I think he would say, “Hey, white folks. Please stop patronizing me with your pseudo-scholastics.”

But more importantly, Bringerud’s duplicitous style sometimes seems to give her plausible deniability when it comes to reconstructing Orthodoxy. For example, in her dissertation, she wrote, “Despite the illusion of theology as the exclusive purview of clergy, laypeople exercise interpretive agency to creatively adapt doctrine to their individual life circumstances.”

But don’t be fooled by her word salad. None of this quote is Orthodox. We are not papists and our dogma is not fluid or intersectional. Whereas clergy are the sacred priesthood, laity are the royal priesthood, and we work in concert together for the good of the Holy, Apostolic Church.

Nevertheless, adapting doctrine is a heretical belief. There is no wiggle room in Orthodoxy when it comes to such foundational big-T traditions. After all, the definition of the word “orthodox” is “beliefs conforming to what is generally or traditionally accepted as right or true; established and approved … strictly keeping to traditional doctrine and ritual.”

This is why Bringerud offers “a theory of vernacular feminisms, in which women create strategies of empowerment within a patriarchal system. By creating these choices for themselves, they simultaneously subvert and support a system that limits them on the basis of gender.”

Subversion, for sure; support, not so much. Like Father John Whiteford so pointedly surmises, “It is a betrayal of the Orthodox Faith to suggest that our moral tradition is on a different footing than the dogmatic tradition of the Church.”

Bringerud’s academic works set the egalitarian stage for her OiD articles, in which she doesn’t just chip away at the system, but instead, takes a sledgehammer to it. In her essay “On being Orthodox and genderqueer,” “She invites her subject to share their experience of being Orthodox and a seminarian while not identifying as male or female.”

David therealMedWhite breaks down the disturbing justification of voluntary transgressions and perversion of God’s law within this piece. This includes not only trans acceptance, but also the promotion of porn, masturbation, non-monogamy, and “dramatically re-evaluat[ing] the concept of sin and sins.” Anaxios! You cannot barter with the devil.

Similarly, Bringerud penned a glowing review of the documentary Circus of Books which she says is about “a wholesome, friendly straight couple who have made a career out of selling hard-core gay porn.” She preens that it speaks to the “dynamics of love, family, and faith in an unexpected place.”

Please do, Lydia. 2021’s your year, grrrrl. Goddess speed.

In “Plague: Untold stories of AIDS and the Catholic Church,” she wrote, “I was struck with the deep resonances between the AIDS crisis and our current political climate with COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.” She sets up a straw-man in order to paint the Orthodox Church as hateful and intolerant. How vernacular.

“Churches do not die because of an absence of belief. They die when they become gated communities, excluding those who can’t afford to get in.” What a self-defeating pretext that is. Belief is by virtue not inclusive to those who don’t believe. What could be any more exclusive than repent and sin no more? It is the wide-open gates (i.e. the wide path) that kills a church and kills God’s children.

“It’s this weird, American, evangelical, or pseudo-scholastic Western view that has been dressed up in a cassock and incense,” Lindsey, the trans in Bringerud’s genderqueer article, quipped about traditional Orthodox Christians. Of course, we know that nothing could be more post-modern, self-help gobbledygook than what Bringerud and her ilk are selling. Seems her theology is way more Beth Moore than St. Basil the Great, way more Jen Hatmaker than St. John Chrysostom.

“I questioned whether I was the only person who was bothered by patriarchy in Orthodox Christianity,” Bringerud admitted in her doctoral thesis. Well, okay, perhaps she wasn’t a feminist when she converted to Orthodoxy at age 14 (you can hear her conversion story on the Bad Orthodox Podcast from 1:22-5:46). But she sure is now, so one wonders why a grrrrrrl would remain so long in a faith that’s counter to her entire worldview. Seriously, why not just go join the “evolving faith” of Sarah Bessey and her Jesus Feminists?

Seems Bringerud has been bred in hubris, not humility.

What we have here, folks, is a good ol’ Hegelian dialectic.

• The agenda? Subvert the Church.
• The thesis? Manufacture the fictional crisis of white supremacy and assert the equally false claim that the traditional religion and its hierarchical system is inherently bad.
• The anti-thesis? Create division and try to institute purges of those with wrongthink.
• The synthesis? Removal of Church hierarchy, traditional gender roles, and biblical doctrine regarding homosexuality and other sins while transferring power from conservative Orthodox to the totalitarian Cathedralists.

It’s destructionism, a Misesian term that had been coined in explaining socialist schemes in terms of economics. Here’s my tweak of Mises’ quote: “Leftism produces nothing; it only consumes social order. Each step leading towards cultural Marxism must exhaust itself in the destruction of what already exists,” namely, the Church – the Bride of Christ.

The saddest part is not that these infiltrators exist. The Bible does warn us to be wary of such wolves. Rather, it’s that these change agents use the goodwill and love embedded within the Christianity in order to play the part of the sheep and twist the Gospel for their own worldly ends. The shepherds must be on guard.

It’s only because of pro-Antifa-BLM Russophobes like Bringerud that this satire is so brilliantly on point.

The Cathedralists co-opt Christian language by saying it is we traditionalists who need a moral awakening, while they simultaneously tout immorality. They claim it is Orthodoxy that needs healing, not sinners who need the life-giving care of the Holy Church. They don’t necessarily want to change the faith but simply seek to adjust its application, to “save the Church from itself,” as Father Whiteford says.

The Ameridox “try to reconcile our Orthodox faith with all the pathological teachings and philosophies that are current in our culture, many of them are even openly Marxist.” These Chekists in cassocks will deflect, of course, putting “communist” in quotes when mocking those who call them out for being such.

Predictably, they’ll anoint themselves as victim-martyrs and malign as “white supremacist” anyone who tries to crush opposition to progressive proliferation, but this shouldn’t discourage us in this righteous battle. Jesus says we who stand firm will be hated for His name’s sake. But as guardians of piety, we must “follow the path of the martyrs and not the path of the Judases,” preaches Father Whiteford.

“What Orthodox Christians need to decide for themselves is what the Church is. What behaviors will (and won’t) believers tolerate in their communities, and how will they resolve these conflicts?” Bringerud concludes in her current article. “How do believers reconcile inconvenient facts and intense feelings?”

“Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.”

James 4:8

This is actually excellent advice. Like my friend Mike said about my recent 2-part series “Where’s the clerical consistency?” it “drew much-needed lines in the sand.” This is war, not just cultural, political, and spiritual, but existential. It’s time to pick a side and stop being so nice. Let’s clean house and reclaim our Cathedral.

Such rhetoric is not sowing discord. It’s unapologetically standing for unchanging truth. Honestly, there should be nothing more unifying than that.

As St. Paul says, “Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of devils; ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table and of the table of devils.”

Therefore, I’m raising the black flag in resistance to the cosplay creepers and their corrupt coup d’état. Let’s pray against the demons who surround these cultists of death and for victory of Orthodox Christians over their adversaries.

Source: Dissident Mama – A “Christian” cosplay coup d’état

Episode 221- Life is Beautiful (1:16:35)

Tonight is the return of Olof the Anarcho-Viking as we discuss one of his favourite films, “Life is Beautiful”.

We’ll discuss this one as we make another trek into Oscar-winning foreign films in fascist regimes after we made a pit-stop in Chinatown last week.

According to Roger Ebert, for star and director, Roberto Benigni, “Life Is Beautiful” is the role he was born to play. The film falls into two parts. One is pure comedy. The other smiles through tears.

All payoffs all the time. Robert should love this.

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If you don’t like it, you *can’t* just leave.

I can’t actually think of a single other way the “powers that be” could get people, en masse, to literally cheer for having their basic human freedoms (that people fought for centuries and worked their bloody arses off) to be taken away, But not only that, to actually virulently and viciously attack anyone who dares to say “maybe all this has gone a bit too far, eh?” like the person had suggested it should be legal to molest children in public,

Offcom have literally banned anyone going on air who would say that the WHO or CDC are mistaken or question their position, even though these organisations have contradicted themselves multiple times and proven themselves wrong. Even for those in favour of the lockdown, it should be a complete affront to them that in what is called a liberal democracy, we are allowed no public debate on the media about the government policy. In fact Boris and Nicola (two cheeks of the same arse) have each been given the “emergency powers” to pass policies that affect everyone in the country unilaterally, without so much as a discussion in parliament which itself is dictatorial.

We read 1984 and in history we are told how in communist and fascist dictatorships there was censorship and only one opinion was allowed to represented on the media. They literally will not have ANY experts on who will present data against the government’s position on television and have not since the beginning of the lockdowns. No one seems to notice, no one seems to care, no one seems to criticise except a few of us.

Finally, I hope you realise, they have literally BANNED you from leaving the country, right? This is critical here. They have banned you from leaving the country. Constantly we have heard the chorus from statists, over and over again, telling us, singing from the same hymn sheet over and over again like they were programmed to do so, (they were by the way,) “Well, if you don’t like it, you can just leave.” That’s what they always say.

Well guess what? 

If you don’t like it, you can’t just leave.

Live your life to the fullest you can under these conditions. Spend time with your loved ones, skype your granny, post letters to people who would never expect to get them for you. Read amazing novels, listen to insightful podcasts, watch those movies everyone says are fantastic but you just never got around to. Take exercise! Pursue your spiritual practices, pray to whatever deity you believe in, practice yoga, lean to meditate – I know you’ve been putting it off! But while you do that, oppose this flagrant regression to rule by barbarism with love in your heart.

Source: Seeing Not Seen – If you don’t like it, you *can’t* just leave.

Dissident Mama, episode 30 – Dave Benner

Dave Benner speaks and writes on topics related to the United States Constitution, founding principles, and the early republic. Dave is also the author of “Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution” and “The 14th Amendment and the Incorporation Doctrine.” He writes articles for The Tenth Amendment Center, the Mises Institute, the Abbeville Institute, and Intellectual Takeout.

We chat about Wisconsin, Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, Old Hickory, fire-eaters, history as a weapon, nullification, Lincoln cultism, liberty tattoos, and more. Relevant to our conversation are Thomas DiLorenzo’s “The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War,” my essay “We’re All Secessionists Now,” and Brad Birzer’s “In Defense of Andrew Jackson,” as well as Benner’s book review of it. My dog, Jade, even makes her official Dissident Mama debut. Episode #30 is a good one, folks. Enjoy!

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Episode 220 – Big Trouble in Little China (1:22:45)

We’re going to shake the pillars of heaven with our buddy Snobby Bobby of the Not For Everyone Podcast as we talk about John Carpenter’s “Big Trouble in Little China”! Just in time for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Bring me the green-eyed girl for this one.

A rough-and-tumble trucker helps rescue his friend’s fiancée from an ancient sorcerer in a supernatural battle beneath Chinatown.

This is one of Bobby’s favourite films and actually inspired one of his numerous handles as he goes by Porkchop Express in some circles.


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Dissident Mama, episode 29 – John Devanny

John Devanny holds a Ph.D. in American History from the University of South Carolina. He resides in Front Royal, Virginia, where he teaches at Christendom College, writes, tends garden, and occasionally escapes to bird hunt or fly fish. Dr. Devanny is also a stockjobber, so his essays and lectures often deal with political economy and its intersections with history and current events. His work can be found at the Imaginative Conservative, Reckonin‘, and the Abbeville Institute.

I have been a fan of Devanny’s writing for years, but was blown away by his lecture “Who Owns America Today?” which was delivered at the Abbeville conference in Charleston last fall as a critique of the 1936 treatise “Who Owns America?: A New Declaration of Independence.” We touch on some of the imperative issues raised in that must-watch presentation, but we also delve into other topics, including what makes Marylanders Southern, what it was like to be a student under Dr. Clyde Wilson, and the sad state of academia and modern education. Devanny defines a few important terms, breaks down the Game Stop hubbub, explains the “tides of consolidation” and offers some advice on how best to handle these negative and overwhelming trends, both personally and politically.

Related content:
• Dr. Devanny’sWhat Can Be Done?,” “Southern Identity and the Southern Tradition,” and a condensed print version of Devanny’s Charleston speech, as well as his Abbeville lectures on Southern agrarians John Taylor of Caroline and John Randolph of Roanoke, and the economic and human costs of Reconstruction;
• “What the Editors Are Reading: Who Owns America?” by Jack Trotter;
• and “Who Really Owns America?” by Ralph Nader of all people.

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Capitalism is for The People

There has never been a true free market but there have been degrees and we can measure the success in degrees. Chile is the most free market country in south america and the most prosperous (including for the poor). Estonia is the most free market of the post-eastern block countries and the most prosperous. Hong Kong and Singapore used to be as poor as Africa but became two of the richest countries in the world in 30-40 years because they became MORE free market that Europe and america. The African countries which have come up THE MOST have been those who have adopted free market policies, Ghana, Ethiopia (which had famines constantly under socialism), Tanzania, Botswana, etc. I only despair because I don’t know how much evidence we need of the poverty-destroying effects of adopting free markets to change peoples opinion when the ideology is so fixed in their heads that socialism is “for the people” while capitalism is “for the rich.” It’s not true, capitalism FORCES the rich to SERVE the poor by delivering them those goods and services which THEY choose to patronize. If they don’t serve the masses they don’t earn a profit. If they don’t improve their living standards by lowering the price of products and improving the quality of the products, someone else will come in and do it and outcompete them. Capitalism is for the people.

Usual Caveats Apply: Under the current system of capitalism we have corporations use the government to gain special privileges and bias the market, and this IS NOT for the people, etc. etc. etc. 

Source: Seeing Not Seen – Capitalism is for The People

Episode 219 – The Lives of Others (1:20:59)

We return to Castle Wolfenstein to discuss a film that depicts events that we once thought could never happen in the US. Jon Reed returns to the show to talk about the Oscar-winning foreign-language film, “The Lives of Others,” a movie about a world in which there is no justice.

This is a sobering discussion of a really well-done film.

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