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First off, I was really giving it a go on trying to do a post on the top Alt-Right films in my view. But besides being a terrible writer, I’m an even worse movie reviewer. But I did come up with a top 5 that if you feel like talking about, be my guest

Number 5: Robin Hood. Staring Russel Crow, Cate Blanchett and directed by Ridley Scott. Why? I loved the localism, the belief in taking care of their own people, and of course Robin’s speech.

Number 4: Watchmen. What hasn’t been said about this classic graphic novel, turned amazing film.

Number 3: Death Wish. Staring Charles Bronson. And if you have to ask “Why?” , please go re-watch this classic.

Number 2: They Live. Staring Rowdy Roddy Piper, and directed by John Carpenter,  The ultimate “Red Pill” film.

And my the number 1 film(s)The Dark Knight Trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. From wanting to “save the city of Gotham” to wanting to “What is falling, push” – This collection of films has it all for us on the dissident Right .

Have at it folks. Yes? No? You’re crazy? Tell me.

And now on with the week..

The classic German metal band Accept, put out there new album “Blind Rage” this past Tuesday and it has been on constant repeat all week. These guys can do no wrong. The riffs, the singing and the relentless drum pounding, makes this album another classic in their catalog. If you buy the CD, it comes with a DVD of a concert they did in Chili.

In other music news, the emo-black metalish band Deafheaven released a new single to Pitchfork media called “From the kettle onto the coil“. This band continues to amaze me. If you haven’t heard them, think My Bloody Valentine meets Mayhem. Best way I can describe them.

In world affairs..Some whackjob Muslim group, in that beacon of Jeffersonian Dumbocracy Iraq, decided to behead a journalist. The predictable reaction by the usual suspects was what you would expect. “Bomb, bomb, bomb”. ( Even though the US government has bombing this country off and on for 25 years and they still continue to resist). Besides the Holy Father calling the Foley family which was rather touching. As far as I know, no elected by “we the people” politician has done so, I could be wrong, But why hasn’t anyone asked “what in God’s name, was this guy doing hanging out with this crowd”?

US national news..Riots in some slum in Missouri over some thug being shot by some cop. In other news, Chicago continues it’s world record pace for murders. Conservative, INC. decides once again to talk about “race realism” by using liberal logic and the the Left continues to cry rayyyyyist. PC-Judo as Mr. Spencer calls it.

On the nightstand this week..Batman Year 100 by Paul Pope and a recommendation by my good friend Bruce, “Leisure the Basis of Culture” by Josef Pieper.  From the back cover it reads “The modern world, on the other hand, has generally abolished leisure and has replaced it with the world of “total work”. This has led to much of modern restlessness and despair“. Yeah, I’m going to like this one. Thanks Bruce!

And finally in sports news. The Washington Nationals are still the best team in the NL and Arsenal F.C. won their opening match beginning the Barclay’s Premier League season.

Until then…Don’t just say you’re a Radical Traditionalist, Live it.

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While reading Anarcho Papist‘s very well put together introduction to Neoreaction thought, “Neoreactionary Canon” and seeing the guys over at More Right  added a category to the canon for books , I thought I’d add to the discussion my two cents on which books brought me to where I am today intellectually. Which I would call a cross between a Roman Catholic Monarchistic Pan-European-Nationalist with a distributists economic belief. Hey, it makes sense to me.

When doing a list like this there are books that need to be exclude. Like the Bible, Saint Thomas Aquinas’s “Summa Theologia” Dante’s “Divine Comedy” the works of Shakespeare etc…You know, the books that should be on your shelf already.

So without further adieu, here is my top 5 books that liberated my madness. Or as my reactionary friends say “This is what happens when you ingest the red pill”.

1. Democracy – The God that failed: The Economics and Politics of Monarchy, Democracy, and Natural Order by Prof. Hans-Hermann Hoppe.  When I first read this book back in 2007, I was in the middle of my Ron Paul fan-boy craze. This book threw me a curve ball that would have made Sandy Koufax proud to throw. It led me to having a violent allergic reaction to democracy and egalitarianism, and thinking about the Natural Aristocracy and order that a Monarchical system of government would bring. (We the people be damned!)

2. Liberty or Equality by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn. After I had read Prof. Hoppe’s book, I wanted to learn more about Monarchy’s.  Hoping to find one that talked about it from a Catholic prospective, I stumbled on to this book. From the beginning chapter titled “Democracy and Totalitarianism” to “The political temper of Catholic Nations”, you get an education that you sure won’t find in a American Protestant public school.  This one isn’t an easy read, but it sure is full of information and knowledge that will help you disarm the biggest cheer leading egalitarian worshiper. (Long Live the King!)

3. Imperium: The Philosophy of History and Politics by Francis Parker Yockey. This book is no doubt the most controversial on my list. Yockey was a Radical Rightist who hung out with the post-World War Two neo-fascists crowd. But don’t let that scare you off from reading this book. It gives a history and a way, on how to bring about a Pan-European Nationalism. (For a New European Awakening!)

4. Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist by Baron Julius Evola. Evola is a recent addition into my life. I first heard of him after reading this piece “Julius Evola and Radical Traditionalism” a few years ago. Like anything that interests me, I look for a book. After searching and reading reviews, this is the one that grabbed me. And damn if it didn’t. Evola’s assault on capitalism, communism, and modernity to talking about the heroic and principles of living a traditional life. This is a book I still pick up an re-read parts of. Indeed a “game changer” in my belief system. (My principles are only those that, before the French Revolution, every well-born person considered sane and normal.)

5. A tie between –A Humane Economy: The Social Framework of the Free Market by Wilhelm Ropke and Toward a Truly Free Market: A Distributist Perspective on the Role of Government, Taxes, Health Care, Deficits, and More by John C. Medaille. As I have grown older and seen more of the world, my view on economics has changed. I use to be a card carrying Free Markets believing Libertarian. From Friedman to Mises to Rothbard, I was a quoting machine of these three iconic economists. Then something happened along the way. I started to question some of the theories these three spoke of and how they related to my faith. These questions were of a moral sense and I just wasn’t finding the answers that would satisfy my intellectual seeking brain.

Enter Distributism. A Catholic economic system that stems from Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical “Rerum Novarum” and the English Catholic writers G.K.Chesterton and Hilaire Belloc . A system based on private property widely distributed, and where the home, not the office, is the center piece of man’s economic life. A system that looks at capitalism and communism as two sides to the same soul crushing coin. A system that does not put the economic above the family. The two books I mentioned above show the whys, the hows and the to-do’s of this Third Way of doing things. (The problem with capitalism is not too many capitalists, but not enough capitalists)

And there you have it my friends. My Intellectual Canon.

So what’s yours?

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Is it a reaction to their hatred towards President Obama and the current state of ‘Murican politics?

Since President Obama has been elected something strange (to me at least) has happened. A lot of people who in 2008 who weren’t only quoting Senor Sen. McCain when he said “When I look into Putin’s eyes, I see K.G.B.”, they were cheering the Senator on when he said “We are all Georgians now” and calling for War with Mother Russia, are saying nice things about President Putin.

Granted there are a few that still look at President Putin as some sort of evil, Glenn Beck comes to mind. And there are few since the beginning that have defended President Putin, “Uncle” Pat Buchanan comes to mind. (Well, he’s been defending Mother Russia since the Wall fell) But you get the point.

Now, I ask, why does it seem Republicans are taking a liking to the ex-KGB bureaucrat? Could it be that the perception is that he’s a traditionalist? A strong leader? Not afraid to show his masculinity?  Those are qualities that I like to see when one is in a leadership role. I didn’t think those were things Tea Party Republicans liked. They preach “Liberty, Freedom and Free Markets”. When I think of Putin, I think Hierarchy and the Natural Order of things, which has nothing to do with American Classical Liberalism.

Or is all of this just a reaction to the perception that President Obama is a bit of a wimp? If Sen. McCain or Gov. Romney had won the elections, would these same people (besides Uncle Pat) be saying the same nice things they are saying about President Putin? What say you Republicans.

Until then…

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