Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

The most fundamental question in politics

July 23rd, 2014 by Vader

Would you rather live in a 1000 square foot house where everyone else’s was 800, or a 1200 square foot house where everyone else’s was 1400?

–Daniel Hannan

Comments (1)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: ,
July 23rd, 2014 09:14:37

Portents: August 1914

July 15th, 2014 by Vader

One afternoon a crowd in the Bois de Boulogne gawked at an eagle wheeling high in the sky, and debated its significance. Was this a bronze symbol of Napoleon, or the family bird of the Hohenzollerns? Instead of either it proved to be a vulture, escaped from a zoo.

–Max Hastings
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

Good historians know they are creating literature, not publishing scientific papers. The best historians do this with a sense of irony and mordant wit that must not be mistaken for comedy or satire.

 

Comments (4)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: , , , ,
July 15th, 2014 08:49:36

Not just the British

July 15th, 2014 by Vader

You cannot hope
to bribe or twist,
thank God! the
British journalist.
But, seeing what
the man will do
unbribed, there’s
no occasion to.

–Humbert Wolfe

Comments (0)
Filed under: Deseret Review,There are monkey-boys in the facility | Tags: ,
July 15th, 2014 08:44:04

Sex Selection, Infanticide, Abortion, and Possibly Genetic Engineering

July 12th, 2014 by G.

Individual artificial selection acts as mass natural selection.

Comments (4)
Filed under: We transcend your bourgeois categories | Tags:
July 12th, 2014 05:37:08

Fate

July 09th, 2014 by G.

All men work to become stereotypes of themselves.

Comments (0)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags:
July 09th, 2014 12:36:27

The Nature of Parenting

July 07th, 2014 by Man SL

Parenting is rule.

Comments (0)
Filed under: Birkenhead Drill,Deseret Review | Tags:
July 07th, 2014 13:58:21

Solzhenitsyn, August 1914

July 07th, 2014 by Man SL

At this point General Kluyev’s cup of endurance ran over. “To avoid useless bloodshed,” the commander of the two center corps ordered the white flag to be raised–when he had twenty batteries of guns, still intact, after being dragged halfway around Prussia, against only eight German batteries, and when his tens of thousands of men dispersed through the forest were faced in this sector by not more than six German battalions.

“To avoid bloodshed”–golden words. Every human action can be disguised with a coating of gilt. “To avoid bloodshed” sounds noble and humane; who could argue with that? One might perhaps raise the objection that the truly farsighted way of avoiding bloodshed would have been not to become a general.

However, it turned out that there was no white flag; they were not, after all issued to units in the Table of Equipment along with the regimental color

-Solzhenitsyn, August 1914, from the Siris blog

Comments (0)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags:
July 07th, 2014 13:56:59

Loneliness

July 07th, 2014 by G.

Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

-Psalms 88:18

(more…)

Comments (0)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: , , , , , , , ,
July 07th, 2014 06:45:56

The Gospel is Not Dumbed Down

July 02nd, 2014 by G.

The gospel is not dumbed down because some of us are stupid, but because some of us are smart.

-thus Jeff G.

Comments (2)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags:
July 02nd, 2014 15:28:46

Temptation and Sanctification

July 02nd, 2014 by G.

There are two categories of men that make the heart cry, “there but for the grace of God go I!”
They are bums and bishops.

Comments (1)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: ,
July 02nd, 2014 12:31:51

The Formula for Christian Life

June 24th, 2014 by G.

There is no formula for Christian life – extremes are corrupt, and the middle ground is slippery.

-thus Bruce Charlton.

(more…)

Comments (3)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: , , ,
June 24th, 2014 07:44:52

Reductionist Reductio

June 19th, 2014 by G.

“Studying neurobiology to understand humans is like studying ink to understand literature”.
-thus Taleb

Comments (2)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags:
June 19th, 2014 09:22:29

Nihilism, explained

June 09th, 2014 by Vader

Without higher consciousness the universe is nothing but worms in an infinite gut.

–Thus James Lileks

Comments (0)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: , ,
June 09th, 2014 10:28:15

Justice is Cruel

June 05th, 2014 by Man SL

It’s an unfortunate fact that genuine unpopularity is always somehow intentional.

-thus Mencius Moldbug

Comments (0)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags:
June 05th, 2014 08:49:24

Efficiency: A Poem

June 02nd, 2014 by Vader

The rule of law, in complex times,
Has proved itself deficient.
We much prefer the rule of men!
It’s vastly more efficient.

– Thus R.W. Grant

Only under the rule of men is it possible to find new ways to motivate Death Star construction crews.

Which is more efficient, Heaven or Hell?

Comments (2)
Filed under: Deseret Review | Tags: , , ,
June 02nd, 2014 09:54:16