Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A Very Happy New Year to All of my Readers!

Let's hope we are all as cozy as the tomten in the shelter in this vintage New Year's card, and not like the one that has dropped all his wealth outside of warmth and safety!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Southern Highlanders

While some might quibble with the narrator being a local teacher who wants to bring the Scots descendents of the South into modern times, this is a lovely paean to the unique culture of the Southern Highlanders. May it rise again...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

In Our Hands, Part 3: How To Lose What We Have (1950)

A truly prescient vision of the future as seen from 1950 and the perspective of what might happen should an authoritarian government take over the United States. The one thing they missed out on is the multiculturalism aspect...otherwise, it looks a lot like today, or what could happen the day after tomorrow.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why Waste Empathy on Elderly Church Members?

...especially when they happen to be White...

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Give Thanks...

...then watch this video and wonder: How many of the things the family gives thanks for are still present in our current United States?

Thank you, Lord, for your presence even when our times are no longer so pristinely American.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Body Modification: Yeah, So What?

Thanks to the "artists" at Motivational Posters for the Emerging Free-for-All for this perfect example of what that simple little nose piercing can eventually lead to.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Where is This Politician When Voting Time Comes Around?

As one of the commenters on YouTube said, "I'd give ten years of my life just to be able to vote for this guy." Well, maybe not ten years, but a substantial amount of time...

Thursday, October 09, 2008

I'm Voting for Real Change


Youtube: I'm Voting Republican


Youtube: I'm Voting Democrat


Saturday, October 04, 2008

I think some of my more agrarian friends live like this...

I get lost in agrarian confusion somewhere between the butter churning and digging the drainage ditch!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Don't Show Off...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lovely Paintings by John White Alexander

Beautifully styled symbolist paintings of ladies by John White Alexander. A few have mildly risque shoulder exposure; most emphasize almost abstract concepts of beauty rather than individual personality. The overall impression is of the loveliness of the American woman of the late Victorian age.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Lovely Ladies of Days Gone By

Different concepts of beauty reign during different times. Which is lovelier, today's beauty standards, like Angelina Jolie of dramatic lipline, Keira Knightly of the stick-thin arms, or the Lovely Ladies of Days Gone By?

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Germans Long for Children as Well...

It is wonderful to see families with many children; and again wonderful to see young families just beginning. The German people are also beginning to see that, without children, those of us of European descent are doomed. With children, every moment is precious and our future held in our arms.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

May our Lord Jesus Christ bless the fathers who love Him and honor His name.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Last White Man

I wrote this poem a couple of years ago. It enjoyed some minor exposure around the internet, but the site that housed it is no more. So I decided to post it here, where it will have more of a permanent home.

The Last White Man
By Laurel1861

The shadows loom long of an evening
Blue-tinged with twilight’s deep shade
The glory of sunset is fading
Gold fingers of light flick the glade.

Black crows to their shelter go soaring
Their noisy croaks piercing the sky
In the glade a white man is waiting
For the last crystal sunbeam to die.

He has not a brother to talk to
Or sister to stand by his side
There never were many, indeed, just a few–
Those few, save for him, now have died.

He raises his hand to the sunset,
A futile salute indeed
From one dying thing to another, regret;
To the dark, all that’s light must recede.

Deep voices sound out of the bushes
The hunters come seeking their prey.
Choking and clutching, night pushes
Beneath the horizon the day.

The shadows loom long of a dawning
Gold-tinged with the coming of day
Black crows to their feast, beaks a-yawning,
Peck the last of the pale flesh away.

2006 Laurel Loflund

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Eternity, by Dougie Maclean

Perhaps his best song. Let's pray and work that our children might not lose our land, and that there is some trace of song for them to remember us by.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Love Your Child

A sentiment I echo.

We should love our children in a healthy, family-oriented way. People of European descent should cherish the opportunity to create families who honor their heritage. Knowing that childhood is but a moment, but that everything we say and do within that moment is held in the child's heart forever, we should strive to convey the depth of our love and devotion to our children's ultimate good.

We should love our own enough to truly love our own kind.

(Note: one minor instance of bare toddler behind in the video, hope that's not offensive to anyone.)

Saturday, March 08, 2008

More from Sigur Rós - Glósóli

Like the beautiful Icelandic children in this music video, we all face an uphill run...

Sigur Rós - "Heima"

I'd never heard of this Icelandic musical group before today, but their music is eerily beautiful, and this full-length movie, called "Heima" or "Home" is exquisite.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sin and Human Moral Failings

Our good friends over at Majority Rights have linked to an amazing animation of Hieronymous Bosch's work. It will make you think once, twice, or thrice about how you live. (Beware: not for the faint of heart!)

Sin and Human Moral Failings

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Smart Women, Small Families?

Perhaps I am overstepping my bounds here; but it seems to me that it is healthy for society as a whole for the more intelligent Christian women, the ones who would make the best home educators and produce intelligent, well-behaved (as far as sinners can be well-behaved), and thoroughly Christian children, to have the largest families.

I realize I am throwing sand into the wind here, and some of it is bound to fly back into my face. I mean no insult to Christian women of average or lower than average intelligence, we will all be present in the Lord one day. We can all, by following the Bible's leading, produce well-behaved, thoroughly Christian children. However, to build a working Christian society we need as many intelligent, well-behaved, thoroughly Christian people as we can produce.

Feminism has influenced the options held out to young Christian women of high intelligence. In a Christian school that I am particularly familiar with the career of wife and mother was never once held out as an option for the girls, especially those who maintained straight A's and scored highly on standardized tests. The array of colleges and careers was paraded in front of them as if that was all there was for them to consider. And consider them they did; following through even unto grad school.

But then what? Do these young ladies enjoy a plethora of marriage offers or a plethora of job offers? The latter, I am afraid. But that's good, some of you are saying. They may have to contribute to their family's support one day; they may need the intellectual stimulation of a career; the economy is going to the dogs (no insult to canines intended); divorce is endemic, even in the Christian community, so they must be prepared for self-support.

And that's it. The same old arguments that imply that Christians must adhere to the standards that others, in this case, feminists, hold up. Seldom does one see encouragement to build society in the most foundational of ways. Even the available young men act as if these girls are Vestal Virgins; untouchable for three periods of ten years each, ten as student, ten in service, then ten as teachers. In Roman tradition, after that the Vestal Virgins could marry.

But thirty years down the road, when careers are fully developed and a woman might be willing to be married, her body may not be willing to give her even one of the desired children.

So what is the alternative? Does the intelligent Christian girl swear off family life for the feminist virgin model?

I say no to the dedication of these girls to a lifetime of sacrifice to the model of this world. At some point Christians must realize that they cut off the life of their own community when they keep fine young women from considering marriage and family as a primary occupation. The management of the household and the education of its children are a challenging field and must be addressed within Christian education, both in homeschools and Christian schools. And our brain trust children, male and female, should be introduced to each other and encouraged at least to get to know each other. With God's good grace and providence, love could take hold, marriages take place, and God's Kingdom on earth be promoted.

After all, we pray "Thy Kingdom come"; let us act in concert with our prayer.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Now let me get this straight here...

I wonder if a shopkeeper would get in trouble here if he put up a sign in Spanish to warn aspiring thieves that all expensive items were locked up safely each night? Would the PC police come and take them to task for not having the sign in English as well? Even if all the thieves who'd broken in previously had been unable to speak English?

Life in the politically correct world can get confusing sometimes...

Polish sign reported for discrimination.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm stocking up on sweaters and palm-frond fans...

Tyranny Update. By Walter Williams, an intelligent black man.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Titus 2 (ESV)

Teach Sound Doctrine

1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching(L) show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9 Slaves are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.