Yes, I’m moving again. I’ve grown weary of posting to a blog title with epic sounding titles, like “Western Woes” and “West Minded Men.” There is too much of an expectation for me to write something academic or magazine-ish and that just gets tiresome after a while. So I’m trying a more informal format called West Street Cafe. It sounds casual and homy, a place where I can write like a genuine human being, foul warts and all.
Western Woes has closed and I am now working on a new project called West Minded Men. Visit here. Thanks to all of my readers who have taken the time out of their busy lives to read my thoughts. I’m not even sure they are worth a penny. My thoughts, not my readers. My readers are worth their weight in gold.
As I close out Western Woes, I have plans to start a new blog and possible podcast. When I started WW, I just started posting articles and pics without much more thought than a knee-jerk reaction to what I was experiencing. As I have matured and grown over the years, I have wanted to be less random and less impulsive in my blogging. So, for 2017 I hope to begin a new project with a more scheduled and focused effort. It is still in the planning stages, but I hope to launch within the next couple of months, if not sooner.
I will definitely link to the new blog site.
Thank you all and God bless!
Have a Merry Christmas (the Christ Mass). Here is a shot of a Christmas Eve service to remind us that there are still sacred places for sacred things at sacred times.
I’ve decided that after 2016 ends, I’m closing Western Woes. It’s been a long and enlightening journey, but it is time to move on. Thank you all who have supported it.
I went to see Star Wars: Rogue One and it was not as bad as I feared it would be.
Though the SJW undercurrent was ever present, at least somebody somewhere attempted to write a coherent story. I leave the degree of their success to others.
In terms of Western Civilization, Christendom, and American Christianity, Donald Trump is far from the idea candidate. His divorces, money-oriented life, and seeming lack of religious devotion do not seem to conform to those things deemed most important in the West, including family fidelity, material contentment, and devotion to Christ. Yet, his rise to power was symbolic and revealed the underbelly of a fragmented American culture that politics has only revealed partially up until now.
Exit poll data, the statistics of the Presidential election, reveal that the three most Western demographics overwhelmingly supported Trump. From the New York Times:
The majority of White Male Christians (including Catholics) voted for Trump. This is the demographic American Progressives have been warring against intensely over the past fifty plus years, though the work of Communist adherents were working subversively even before then.
It is not necessarily whites, since the nationalist / globalist divide is essentially a white civil war. It is partially men, since feminism is an ideology of female superiority and male inferiority. It is primarily Western Christendom, especially the part called American Republic, that Progressives are seeking to undermine and replace.
But history is what it is and the fact is that the majority of what Westerners enjoy and value was birthed by a particular ethnicity with a particular culture that maintained particular beliefs through millennia old traditions. Those traditions, the culture that birthed them, and the men who made up that culture have been derided for much of the twentieth and twenty-first century. The American remnant of that culture decided they are no longer going to be trampled underfoot by the secular utopia dreamers and their multi-everything and anti-West armies. They have rebelled and Donald Trump was their symbol for that rebellion.