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I love this straight up admission of wanting theocracy, “We should seek to use these values to enforce our order and our orthodoxy, not pretend that they could ever be neutral.”
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Which op-ed is this?
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Take your mescaline because it’s going to be a wild ride.

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusi ... french-ism
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Mo wrote:
29 May 2019, 18:14
I love this straight up admission of wanting theocracy, “We should seek to use these values to enforce our order and our orthodoxy, not pretend that they could ever be neutral.”
Yeah I am like come at me bro, bring on this culture war, extremely
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First things is very uh that way.

Which I mean i wish I could be that convinced along that many avenues about that many things. I'm almost jealous except the whole being religious thing seems like a drag.
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Mo wrote:
29 May 2019, 18:33
Take your mescaline because it’s going to be a wild ride.

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusi ... french-ism
Such talk—of politics as war and enmity—is thoroughly alien to French, I think, because he believes that the institutions of a technocratic market society are neutral zones that should, in theory, accommodate both traditional Christianity and the libertine ways and paganized ideology of the other side. Even if the latter—that is, the libertine and the pagan—predominate in elite institutions, French figures, then at least the former, traditional Christians, should be granted spaces in which to practice and preach what they sincerely believe.

Well, it doesn’t work out that way, and it hasn’t been working out that way for a long time—as French well knows, since he has spent a considerable part of his career admirably and passionately advocating for Christians coercively squeezed out of the public square. In that time, he—we—have won discrete victories, but the overall balance of forces has tilted inexorably away from us, and I think that French-ian model bears some of the blame.
This appears to be the core of his argument, which really boils down to "we can't impose our values because we are oppressed by the progressives." I suppose we could label him a 'Christian Justice Warrior'. (CJW?)
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29 May 2019, 16:54
Holy shit, Sohrab Ahmari is fucking nuts. Only he could think David French is a liberal.
Yeah dude is balls deep in the skippy and eyeing the jif.
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What's confusing is I keep thinking he's talking about France the country's aggressive secularism
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Justin Amash is a Democrat now
This matters because it means Amash is more like the typical Democrat who vehemently opposes a host of Trump’s policies. He is vocally opposed to the dramatic increase in government spending that Trump has sanctioned. He regularly tweets his opposition to Trump’s tariffs and trade policies.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... overblown/
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Mo wrote:Take your mescaline because it’s going to be a wild ride.

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusi ... french-ism
I had not heard of this first things place nor this dude. Um. Yeah. Wut.

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JasonL wrote:
31 May 2019, 08:37
Mo wrote:Take your mescaline because it’s going to be a wild ride.

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusi ... french-ism
I had not heard of this first things place nor this dude. Um. Yeah. Wut.
Lol this is why a couple months ago I was like "dudes, it's first things, duuuuudes" but no one seemed familiar? (not no one)

I think that was actually when we were talking about the original column that kicked this whole thing off
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Mo wrote:
31 May 2019, 08:22
Justin Amash is a Democrat now
This matters because it means Amash is more like the typical Democrat who vehemently opposes a host of Trump’s policies. He is vocally opposed to the dramatic increase in government spending that Trump has sanctioned. He regularly tweets his opposition to Trump’s tariffs and trade policies.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... overblown/
Is this guy John? The article sure as hell reads like the republitarians on H&R. When the hell did the GOP become the party that officially supports big government spending and tariffs? [I'm not talking about what they DO, I'm talking about the policies they give lip service to.]
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Aresen wrote:
31 May 2019, 10:10
When the hell did the GOP become the party that officially supports big government spending and tariffs?
c. 2017
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That letter caused me to reassess basically every signatory on that list that I had heard of.
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Mo wrote:
31 May 2019, 16:36
That letter caused me to reassess basically every signatory on that list that I had heard of.
Eh, not every, but a few for sure.

For those wondering
viewtopic.php?t=2404&start=75
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Which letter?
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his voice is so soothing, but why do conspiracy nuts always sound like Batman and Robin solving one of Riddler's puzzles out loud? - fod

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We welcome allies who oppose dehumanizing attempts at “liberation” such as pornography, “designer babies,” wombs for rent, and the severing of the link between sex and gender.
Ah, so severing the link between sex and gender is dehumanizing; REAL freedom means the freedom to conform to society's expectations of you whether you want to or not.
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What do expect from a bunch of Catholic integralists?
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First thing these guys are fucking nuts
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The Dead Consensus sounds like a cover band I might go see.
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dhex wrote:First thing these guys are fucking nuts
A buddy recently tried to get me to send an essay there. I said no.

(The essay was on STEM vs librul artz, not Catholic conservatism. Not sure why he thought First Things was the right venue.)

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I'm going to pretend that the C in The Dead C's name is really consensus.

T dude punch your friend bc that is a fucking awful idea.
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Andrew wrote:
The Dead Consensus sounds like a cover band I might go see.
Yeah but it's really weird when you get there and it turns out that they're an REO Speedeagon cover band.

Btw best local punk band name I've seen after Little Fyodor and Babushka is REO Speeddealer.
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lunchstealer wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 15:12
Andrew wrote:
The Dead Consensus sounds like a cover band I might go see.
Yeah but it's really weird when you get there and it turns out that they're an REO Speedeagon cover band.
I would probably stay for Take It on the Run and Ridin the Storm Out.
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