"The Burned-Over District is a term used by some to describe the region of Western New York in the historical period of 1800-1850. It is also sometimes called the Second Great Awakening with a combination of religious, social and political elements."
Whatabout & Whereabouts
Alt-liteish commentary on local, national, and global news, with musical interludes, from the corner of Main Street and Jefferson Avenue in Greater Smugtown.
A catholic Catholic, a traditionalist paleolibertarian, like Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn either an "extreme conservative arch-liberal" or a "liberal of the extreme right," this blogger belongs to what fellow Western New Yorker Bill Kauffman called "the peace and love left wing of the paleoconservative movement."
"In pre-imperial America, conservatives objected to war and empire out of jealous regard for personal liberties, a balanced budget, the free enterprise system, and federalism. These concerns came together under the umbrella of the badly misunderstood America First Committee, the largest popular antiwar organization in U.S. history. The AFC was formed in 1940 to keep the United States out of a second European war that many Americans feared would be a repeat of the first. Numbering eight hundred thousand members who ranged from populist to patrician, from Main Street Republican to prairie socialist, America First embodied and acted upon George Washington's Farewell Address counsel to pursue a foreign policy of neutrality." ─ Bill Kauffman in Ain't My America: The Long, Noble History of Antiwar Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism
"Libertarian isolationism draws its adherents from both the left and the right. According to the libertarian isolationist interpretation of history, the U.S. changed from a decentralized republic into a militarized, authoritarian empire in the late 19th century, when the Spanish-American War made the U.S. a colonial power and trusts and cartels took over the economy. Every president since McKinley, they believe, has been a tool of a self-aggrandizing crony capitalist oligarchy, which exaggerated the threats of Imperial and Nazi Germany and Japan and the Soviet Union and communist China and now of Islamist terrorism in order to regiment American society and divert resources to the bloated 'military-industrial complex.' If the libertarian isolationists had their way, the U.S. would abandon foreign alliances, dismantle most of its military, and return to a 19th-century pattern of decentralized government and an economy based on small businesses and small farms." ─ Michael Lind in The five worldviews that define American politics
"Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book?" — Red Jacket
"The less government interferes with private pursuits, the better for general prosperity." — Martin Van Buren
"Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom. Our own free institutions were not the offspring of our revolution. They existed before." — Millard Fillmore
"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." — Frederick Douglass
"The laws should be rigidly enforced which prohibit the immigration of a servile class to compete with American labor, with no intention of acquiring citizenship, and bringing with them and retaining habits and customs repugnant to our civilization." — Grover Cleveland
"Most beautiful dumb girls think they are smart and get away with it, because other people, on the whole, aren't much smarter." — Louise Brooks
"There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition." — Rod Serling
"When, I wonder, did we in America ever get into this idea that freedom means having no boundaries and no limits? I think it began on the 6th of August 1945 at 8:15 am when we dropped the bomb on Hiroshima... Somehow or other, from that day on in our American life, we say we want no limits and no boundaries." — Servant of God Fulton J. Sheen
"Today Americans are overcome not by the sense of endless possibility but by the banality of the social order they have erected against it." — Christopher Lasch
"Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters." — Camille Paglia
"I am an American patriot. A Jeffersonian decentralist. A fanatical localist. And I am an anarchist... I am the love child of Henry Thoreau and Dorothy Day, conceived amidst the asters and goldenrod of an Upstate New York autumn." — Bill Kauffman
"If you're a human being walking the earth, you're weird, you're strange, you're psychologically challenged." — Philip Seymour Hoffman
Mary Immaculate, Patroness of the United States
"[T]he Virgin still remained and remains the most intensely and the most widely and the most personally felt, of all characters, divine or human or imaginary, that ever existed among men." — Henry Adams, self-described "conservative Christian anarchist," a grandson and great-grandson of presidents, "with Heaven knew how many Puritans and Patriots behind him," who continued: "In no well-regulated community, under a proper system of police, could the Virgin feel at home, and the same thing may be said of most other saints as well as sinners."
St. John Fisher, Patron of the Diocese of Rochester
"St. John Fisher was born in Beverly, Yorkshire, in 1459, and educated at Cambridge, from which he received his Master of Arts degree in 1491. He occupied the vicarage of Northallerton, 1491-1494; then he became proctor of Cambridge University. In 1497, he was appointed confessor to Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII, and became closely associated in her endowments to Cambridge; he created scholarships, introduced Greek and Hebrew into the curriculum, and brought in the world-famous Erasmus as professor of Divinity and Greek. In 1504, he became Bishop of Rochester and Chancellor of Cambridge, in which capacity he also tutored Prince Henry who was to become Henry VIII. St. John was dedicated to the welfare of his diocese and his university. From 1527, this humble servant of God actively opposed the King's divorce proceedings against Catherine, his wife in the sight of God, and steadfastly resisted the encroachment of Henry on the Church. Unlike the other Bishops of the realm, St. John refused to take the oath of succession which acknowledged the issue of Henry and Anne as the legitimate heir to the throne, and he was imprisoned in the tower in April 1534. The next year he was made a Cardinal by Paul III and Henry retaliated by having him beheaded within a month. A half hour before his execution, this dedicated scholar and churchman opened his New Testament for the last time and his eyes fell on the following words from St. John's Gospel: 'Eternal life is this: to know You, the only true God, and Him Whom You have sent, Jesus Christ. I have given You glory on earth by finishing the work You gave me to do. Do You now, Father, give me glory at Your side'. Closing the book, he observed: 'There is enough learning in that to last me the rest of my life.' His feast day is June 22."
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Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit Perform “Cumberland Gap,” “If We Were Vampires,” & “Hope the High Road”
We know the results — Doug Jones Wins Alabama — No Thanks To White People.
We learn that “Jones’s campaign made the decision to fund… get-out-the-vote efforts” such as “grills outside polling stations” and “[b]uses, minivans, and taxicabs… taking people to the polls” — How Black Voters Lifted Doug Jones Over Roy Moore. “How Doug Jones Lifted Black Voters Over Roy Moore” might be a better title for the article.
We wonder if these Democrat-funded buses were coming from Black churches, as has been happening for many years now — Black Churches Send “Souls to the Polls”.
None dare call it a violation of the separation clause.
The failed mass-murderer “picked the specific hallway because of Christmas posters,” we read — Port Authority bombing suspect targeted hallway because of Christmas posters.
He could have just stayed home or immigrated to Saudi Arabia. Instead, we invite him and his ilk to chain migrate into what was once Christendom.
“The Pentagon said Monday that transgender people can enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1” — Transgender troops can enlist, over Trump’s demand for a ban.
A report on a study finding that “Trump was more likely to win counties where the middle-aged white death rates increased significantly from 1999 until 2016 than his Democrat opponent, Hillary Clinton” — Could death rates have swung the 2016 election?
I was surprised to see Jan Ingenhousz, pictured at the top, a couple days ago, and then even more surprised to see him followed by Robert Koch and Max Born. I honestly do not recall ever seeing a single white face so honored. What’s going on?