Category Archives: Reviews

(1): Shotgun vs. Lafcadio Hearn

Rossetti, says Dr. Hearn, was a man of the middle ages. He was born, out of his time, in the Victorian era, and hated the science and philosophy of his day. Sounds like my kind of poet. Oddly enough, in … Continue reading

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The Sandman Cometh

In my last post, I distinguished myself from the cultish Christians who pledge allegiance to doctrines and schemes rather than to the man Christ.  Lately, and coinciding with my study of the development of Germany before the first world war, … Continue reading

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The De-Socialization of Shotgun

“Reputation, reputation, reputation! Oh, I have lost my reputation! I have lost the immortal part of myself, and what remains is bestial.” ~ Cassio Tell someone you support homeschooling and the first thing they ask is how will the poor … Continue reading

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Shotgun Takes Aim at Russia

“Nothing makes a man more nationalistic than to think his country is owned by foreigners. He can adjust in time to losing a war. That only means the enemy was stronger. But to lose his economy means the enemy was … Continue reading

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Tribes and Cults

I’ve read two books recently: Jack Donovan’s “The Way of Men” and Lauren Drain’s memoir about growing up in the Westboro Baptist Church. I didn’t intend for this, but the two play off each other in interesting ways.  Donovan is … Continue reading

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Review: 10 Books Every Conservative Must Read

Benjamin Wiker is no neo-con, nor does his book belong to that class of trendy, neo-con hit-pieces put out by the likes of Hannity, Beck, Levin, or Limbaugh.  And for all the book’s merits (which are many), I have a … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Babylon

C.S. Lewis wrote that sometimes fairy stories may say best what’s to be said; if only J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter novels) had listened, she’d have learned something.  The second-biggest flaw of the Potter series is how she swaps … Continue reading

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My Father’s World – A Cesspool Event

This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought Of rocks and trees, of skies and … Continue reading

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May Day 2014: A Land That is Fairer Than Day

(That’s me on the far right – had to be the far right…) I got more than I bargained for when I hopped the metaphorical fence and joined the “bad guys” as they marched from Meridian Hill park, down 14th … Continue reading

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AMREN 2014 – The Saga Continues…

Dear Children of the Cathedral, gather around and hear my tale: Thus begins the camp-fire story of many a post-Enlightenment father, waving a flashlight under his chin while teaching his adopted Haitian children the evils of latent European “racism”.  With every spooky … Continue reading

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