Not a damn thing wrong with barbarians. Count me among them.
Count me in! (Good Article)
Unfortunately, some of our brother barbarians have gotten cushy jobs shilling for Capital One Visa cards. (LOL)
it’s = it is, therefore “it’s defenders are now viewed” in the second sentence is “it is defenders are now viewed”. What does it mean, please, before I proceed to the third sentence?
I tell people, stop being a consumer of culture and stop waiting for the culture to reform itself.
Build the culture you want to live in.
Build it at your address, build it within your family, your church, your circle of friends, the people who do business with you.
Stop consuming the propaganda that passes for news, find sources of information you trust or build it yourself. Stop consuming the swill that passes for entertainment media, and for heaven’s sake stop letting your kids consume it. Make your own music. Play your own sports. Build a boat, write a story, sing in a choir, catch your own fish.
Teach your kids to shoot and to make things in the garage.
Get your family into church or at the very least make your peace with your Maker. You’re going to need him as you rebuild the culture and you’ll need him if you mean to save your kids and your self from getting sucked in by the soulless.
Fear not. We don’t hang by their thread. We have our own.
First, good post. Second, I’m Eastern Orthodox and we get to hear about the great Byzantine Empire, with the double headed eagle, constantly. We hear about the great, Christian empire where faith and piety was a joint part of the society with the state.
When we leave church, I explain to my boys what happened. For most of the Empire, the emperors supported heresies that made as many (or more) saints than when the empire was pagan. I explain how the tax system became more and more complex and how it was so difficult to operate in the legalistic society, that we started calling any overly complicated system “Byzantine.” I also explain what happened to this empire and why.
Then I give them the history of the Scots, Irish, Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes, etc.
I know who my cultural and political forefathers were, and they weren’t Byzantines or Romans.
thanks. Much needed, especially for the assertive, the positive and courage in this article. We are so short on all of that.
I have no TV, haven’t seen a movie since LOR, heat with wood and cats. (Cats on feet at night. They are well-trained.)