The greatest of eighteenth-century thinkers, Edmund Burke.

True conservatism is NOT nationalism. Nor can it ever be, except as a perversion and adulteration.

“Our country is not a thing of mere physical locality. It consists, in a great measure, in the antient order into which we are born. We may have the same geographical situation, but another country; as we may have the same country in another soil. The place that determines our duty to country is a social, civil relation.”–Edmund Burke, 1791

While Andrew Jackson is a particular type of American, he is very much that type, the definition and embodiment of that type. In the twentieth century, he would become Ethan Edwards, played by John Wayne, in John Ford’s The Searchers (1956). In the twenty-first century, he would become Malcolm Reynolds, played by Nathan Fillon, in Joss Whedon’s Firefly (2002). “You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once,” Reynolds says to a new member of his crew. “If I ever kill you, you’ll be awake, you’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed.” Honest and earnest to a fault, this type of American republican knows that nothing matters more in the world than one’s honor. Once this is lost, life is no longer worth living, and it can be regained only through extreme self-sacrifice.

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The Andrew Jackson & John C. Calhoun Divide — The Imaginative Conservative

When Andrew Jackson learned that John C. Calhoun had been deceiving him for more than a decade, Jackson understandably exploded in rage… While Andrew Jackson was moving against the Seminoles, the Spanish, and the British in Florida in the late 1810s, he had assumed that his closest ally in President James Monroe’s cabinet was John…

via The Andrew Jackson & John C. Calhoun Divide — The Imaginative Conservative

The Humility of Mary — The Imaginative Conservative

From the Annunciation to the Presentation, from the Wedding at Cana to the upper room in Acts 1 and 2, the Mother of God’s life is undergirded and infused with humility… 1,771 more words

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The Sacred and the Profane (TIC)

The recent spectacle of the “Heavenly Bodies” gala at The Met is a perfect example of society’s confusion and an unwitting rejection of the order of things. 1,276 more words

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Stay Foolish (E-Tinkerbell)

I have always been inspired by Steve Jobs’s famous speech at Stanford. So motivating. In particular by his use of the word “foolish”. For foolish he meant to be daring, creative and ready to explore paths unseen to the wise. You must be courageous and determined to do that of course, but above all: fool. […]

via Stay Worried, Stay Foolish! — e-Tinkerbell

Gazpacho’s Soviet Saga: SOYUZ

Gazpacho, SOYUZ (Kscope 2018). Tracks: Soyuz One; Hypomania; Exit Suite; Emperor Bespoke; Sky Burial; Fleeting Things; Soyuz Out; and Rappaccini. To be sure, every release from the Norwegian art rockers extraordinaire, Gazpacho, is not just another moment in a progger’s life, but an actual event—filled with meaning and significance, marked by the awareness and heighten-ness […]

via Looking East: Gazpacho’s Soviet Saga — Progarchy

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