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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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I don’t agree with around 95% of what you have to say. But for some reason, I don’t mind you. I’ve even gone as far as to stick up for you at times in conversations. The fact that you are a fellow Catholic is something I do like. You might not follow Church Doctrine at times, but you are still apart of God’s Church. And it’s always truly pained me to go against someone who is.

With that being said, I can’t find an excuse for you, when you say things like this….

Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act

WASHINGTON – Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Thursday that paying more in taxes is the patriotic thing to do for wealthier Americans. In a new TV ad that repeats widely debunked claims about the Democratic tax plan, the Republican campaign calls Obama’s tax increases “painful.”

“We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle-class people,” Biden said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Noting that wealthier Americans would indeed pay more, Biden said: “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.”

Where do I start? Sen. Biden, as a American, and Catholic, I find taxes of any sort to be stealing. Why is it that we have to be “forced” to pay for people who have made bad decisions? That is Not American, and especially Not Catholic.

As an American, most of us believe in the individual. The individual should have the “free will” to choose if he or she wants to help others. Is it a good thing to help others? Of course. This is where charity’s, churches and community’s can band together, Not by Force, but by freewill to help their fellow American. That is the Patriotic thing to do. Force is not Patriotic.

And as a fellow Catholic. Who try’s to take the words of Christ Jesus seriously, that we should help others, not by force, but by the love of all things. I find your belief going against God’s will. Or “Free will” as the great St. Thomas Aquinas would say.

You know, we could just look to the 10 Commandments to see what God Almighty had to say about stealing. “Thou shalt not steal” is a good one, and “Thou shalt not covet your neighbors goods”.

God’s Law, trumps the Law’s of Man. Always.

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React to this story here in America.

Catholic boy in UK refuses Cub Scout pledge of allegiance to Queen

.- An eight-year-old Catholic boy cannot be a Cub Scout in Britain because he refuses to pledge allegiance to the Queen of the United Kingdom on religious grounds.Matthew McVeigh, who lives near Glasgow, refused to recite the Cub Scout Promise because it requires swearing allegiance to the Queen. He was told he cannot become a full Cub Scout as a result, the Daily Mail reports.

“It’s not fair. I don’t want to say a promise that I don’t believe in. I really enjoy the Cubs and don’t want to feel left out or different from everybody else,” Matthew said.

You’re right Matthew, it isn’t fair. It isn’t fair that we are at times, forced to put a Queen, or a Flag, or a President, or a Country above God, and our Catholic faith. You will learn in time my little friend, that unless you live in Italy, Poland, Spain, Brazil, and a few other small countries, Catholics are looked upon as the devil himself.

As it is in my country, a lot of Catholics feel the same as you. But do not play the victim card. We have been around since Christ Jesus told Saint PeterAnd I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.”

Do not get discouraged my young friend. Christ Jesus, and the Communion of Saints are with you. As they were with Saint Thomas More right before he was martyred for not pledging to serve the King he stated “I die the king’s faithful servant, but God’s first.”

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Apparently so. The so-called “savior” of the Republican Party seems to believe he, not a priest mind you, preformed an exorcism on a friend in college.

As others noted during his 2003 and 2007 gubernatorial campaigns (see update), in an essay Jindal wrote in 1994 for the New Oxford Review, a serious right-wing Catholic journal, Jindal narrated a bizarre story of a personal encounter with a demon, in which he participated in an exorcism with a group of college friends. And not only did they cast out the supernatural spirit that had possessed his friend, Jindal wrote that he believes that their ritual may well have cured her cancer.

First off, I read the New Oxford Review, and it’s not a “ring-wing” publication. It’s a real Roman Catholic thinking magazine. Now that we have gotten that out of the way. On to Gov. Jindal’s little essay.

I personly believe only a Priest can do exorcisims. And yes the Vatican does too. As the the “Roman Rite” states, The priest who undertakes the office should be himself a holy man, of a blameless life, intelligent, courageous, humble, and he should prepare for the work by special acts of devotion and mortification, particularly by prayer and a fasting (Matthew 17:20).  So, I’m sorry to find the essay a bit suspect.

What the essay does sound like, is one of thoughts Televangelists who huffs and puffs all over a mega-church, and is yelling  about “casting out demons”. And that in no way, in my view, is a real exorcisim. 

Now, we do know how leftists (and you evangelicals too) look upon us Tradionalist Catholics, so if this guy is going to be looked at as Sen. McAmnesty’s V.P, he better be prepared to have an onslaught of bigotry tossed at him. Oh that’s right, they’ve already gone down that route before.

Even if Gov. Jindal get’s picked for the V.P. slot, nothing will change. Gov. Jindal is nothing but a new face on the same old pony show they have been feeding us. I really don’t understand why people want him as Sen. McAmnestys V.P. Much like Gov. Palin (m.i.l.f.) won’t be the V.P. either.

Face it my Republican Sheeple, you voted for a Democrat, just like you did with El Presidente Bush. You get what you vote for. Suck. It. Up.

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If you are a Roman (not American) Catholic, this wind-bag has been on our radar for years now. Spewing his warped view of the Bible to millions of easily lead sheeple.

The other day came word from the Huffington Post, that this false prophet, said, and I quote,“Then god sent a hunter. A hunter is someone with a gun and he forces you. Hitler was a hunter. And the Bible says — Jeremiah writing — ‘They shall hunt them from every mountain and from every hill and from the holes of the rocks,’ meaning there’s no place to hide. And that might be offensive to some people but don’t let your heart be offended. I didn’t write it, Jeremiah wrote it. It was the truth and it is the truth. How did it happen? Because God allowed it to happen. Why did it happen? Because God said my top priority for the Jewish people is to get them to come back to the land of Israel.”

Warped view, is not even how to describe this false belief.

Now, after this had been found, comes word that Sen. McAmnesty, has rejected the So-Called Rev.’s endorsement. “I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee’s endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.”

So, let me get this straight. Hagee, can say all sorts of things about The Holy Roman Catholic Church, tell us “if we aren’t “saved” we will not be Raptured“, and call for World War III. But, utter some words, that I have heard from other “evangelicals” that believe it was God’s will for Hitler to do this to “his chosen people“, now that’s a no,no.

The selective outrage is un-real. I wonder what is going to happen to his P.A.C. (political action committee) now.

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Or why Government should get out of the “Marriage” racket.

California’s top court legalizes gay marriage

Being a Roman Catholic, I believe that, the act of Marriage itself, is a Sacrament. Meaning that, Marriage is a bond between you, your partner and God Almighty. Nowhere does it say that Marriage is a bond between you, your partner, God, and the Government. This notion that these folks think they are getting married is upserd. All they are getting is a piece of paper stating, We the STATE, grant you more tax provisions. Oh the horror !!!

“Oh Ron, but think of the children”. What children? Nature says Gay couples can’t have children. Unless I skipped that lesson in biology class and the laws of nature changed. “That’s not what we mean, children should be brought up with a Mother and Father”. Agreed, to a point.What I don’t like is seeing “Mothers and Fathers” who toss their children aside, and leave them in the streets.

And why couldn’t two guys, or two women show more love than the kids own degenerate parents? Because they are gay? I call bull shit. I know a few Gay couples who would do a better job, than some natural parents, raising children.

“But, but but, Ron. Homosexuality is a sin”. And there it is. Yes the “Act” of homosexual sex is a sin. And you, as well as everybody else knows, we are all sinners.  So, in the Catholic and most Christian traditions, what do we do for sinners? That’s right, we pray for them. What a concept !!!

As Christ said in the book of John….6 And this they said tempting him, that they might accuse him. But Jesus bowing himself down, wrote with his finger on the ground. 7 When therefore they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. 8 And again stooping down, he wrote on the ground. 9 But they hearing this, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest. And Jesus alone remained, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 Then Jesus lifting up himself, said to her: Woman, where are they that accused thee? Hath no man condemned thee?

Now, let’s re-read that again.”he lifted up himself, and said to them: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” Granted Christ was talking to a bunch of lunatics who wanted to stone to death Saint Mary Magdalene. But the point goes to all. So before you start casting aside all that “Christian Love”, and daming people to hell, because of a piece of paper, remember Christ’s words.

Or as Momma T. would say. “Go to your room, do a rosary. And think about what you just said”.

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