Looking into the Eye of the Tiger

The brutal killing of an ambassador is always cause for alarm. Given the tinderbox that is the Middle East, what happened in Turkey the other day is more so. Andrei Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Ankara, was shot in cold blood by an off-duty Turkish policemen, apparently as an act of revenge against Russia because of its involvement in Syria. All the usual Islamist fingerprints were there: right after he shot Karlov, he yelled in Arabic "Allahu akbar!" It doesn't take a Sherlock Holmes to … [Read more...]

Rogue Won

Well, now it's official. Donald J Trump is President-elect Donald J Trump. This is powerful stuff. So powerful in fact that I believe we are living in momentous times. If I may be so bold, I truly believe that the entire election from the announcement to the primaries to the nomination to the actual election itself was providential. Now I realize how hurtful and even scandalous these words may sound, especially given the garrulousness and obnoxiousness of the President-elect. He is no … [Read more...]

The Long, Cold Civil War: Part II-Trump and the Rise of the New Jacksonians

INTRODUCTION I can't believe it but it's been a year since we first discussed the great demographic divide known as "The Long, Cold Civil War." Now, in the aftermath of what is possibly the most dramatic election in our lifetimes (if not in American history), seems as good a time as any to delve further into the demographics which drove this election. Before we can do so, we have to properly set the (historical) table. The thesis was basically this: that the demographics of the historic … [Read more...]

I Guess We’re All Conspiracy Theorists Now

It's amazing, isn't it? Just six weeks ago, when candidate Donald Trump was talking about how "rigged" the system was he was widely mocked. Then at the third and final debate, he said because this was rigged, he wouldn't necessarily concede on election night. The conniption fits thrown by the Democrats, the Mainstream Media, and all the Talking Heads were astounding. Hillary Clinton herself said that such dangerous demagogy was ruinous to a democratic republic. And she was right. As … [Read more...]

Patriarch of Constantinople’s Letter to Archbishop of Greece: Defrock & Sever Communion with those Opposed to our Council in Crete

Source: Orthodox Ethos Troubling and Divisive Intervention into the Internal Affairs of another Local Church latest show of Papal Pretensions In divisive fashion the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, is demanding that the Archbishop of Athens and the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece depose and excommunicate leading hierarchs and clergy of the Church for their opposition to the "Council" of Crete and its innovative organization and decisions. The Patriarchal letter names … [Read more...]

And the Battle Goes Ever On…

You would think that the Lavender wing of the various Orthodox jurisdictions would get the hint by now that the normalization of sodomy ain't happening. No doubt this book was planned before the election. Judging by the responses of some of our correspondents, I'd say that the loss of the uber-compentent Hillary to an oafish, garrulous billionaire was more than they could take. So why now? Why is this magnum opus on the wonderulness of homosexuality coming out now? My guess is that there … [Read more...]

“Apocalypse” Averted

Source: American Orthodox Institute By Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster In A Christmas Carol, a seasonal favorite that Charles Dickens wrote in 1843, the miserly misanthrope Ebenezer Scrooge is privileged, thanks to the silent, ominous Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come, to glimpse his miserable future and lonely demise. Before he turns to read the tombstone inscribed with his own name, Scrooge asks the specter with great trepidation, “Are these the shadows of the things that Will … [Read more...]

What’s the Genesis behind the “Fake News” Meme?

If I didn't know any better, I'd say that the Dissident Media has drawn some serious blood. Hence, in order to discredit these upstarts, we are told that they are peddling in something called Fake News. Despite the speciousness of this charge, the MSM is going to keep on using it for the simple reason that the old anti-dissident meme of "Conspiracy Theory" has lost all saliency. (Mainly because too many conspiracy "theories" turned out to be true.) Truth be told, I myself used to … [Read more...]

The Legacy Media & “Fake News Networks”

This is really delicious. I suppose I should follow Napoleon's advice and step out of the way. You know, when your enemy is in the process of imploding in all that. It's better to let him take himself out; if nothing else it saves you a lot of time and effort. What I'm talking about is the current meme going around Democratic circles that it was "fake news" that took Hillary down. And that it was perpetrated by Our Man Vlad deep in the bowels of the Kremlin. As Jon Lovitz used to say … [Read more...]

“Blessed are they Who Are Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake”

Well, I guess it was only a matter of time before the Gaystapo found another target for persecution. It appears that Chip and Joanna Gaines, the wholesome couple who star in HGTV's Fixer Upper are devout Christians who attend a church who's pastor doesn't (get ready to grab the smelling salts here) believe in gay marriage! Imagine the shock. The horror. I suppose the tremendous loss that the Left recently experienced at the polls combined with the internal, incessant guilt that … [Read more...]

The Best of Russia –July 10-22

These have been a tumultuous couple of months, I think on this point we can all agree. As you all know, I've finished my travelogue on my recent trip to Russia. I hope you all enjoyed it. Truth be told, I'm afraid I didn't do it justice and for that I ask for your forgiveness. My mind is still overwhelmed by the experience --so much so that I have every intention of going back. On that note, I'd like to direct your attention to "The Best of Russia: 2017." Please take the time to read … [Read more...]

Are You Sure about that Sanctuary City Thing?

You Liberals, Progressives and other die-hard NeverTrumpers might want to rethink this whole defiant "Sanctuary Cities" position. Far be it from me as a contrarian (and that's where we Greeks tend to fall on the Rodney King/kum-ba-ya spectrum of things), I have a soft spot in my heart for defeated people who won't give up the cause, whatever that cause is. I guess that's why the Good Lord planted me in the South as well --a double dose of defiance. Especially if that cause is a … [Read more...]

More Wikileaks: The GOA and John Podesta

One of the things that has come out from different angles over the last year, is the nexus between the Phanar and the Globalist agenda. As noted last summer, the driving force for the Cretan Robber Council taking place were American, British and Israeli intelligence sources. That's why the Russian Orthodox Church engineered a successful boycott. That's it in a nutshell. Another tangent was revealed by Katehon.ru, a Russian website which exposed the connections between the IOCC, George … [Read more...]

What’s Going on in Brookline?

Well, this is interesting. We here at Monomakhos have been hearing rumblings coming from Holy Cross for about a year now. So far, we've decided not to comment as these complaints were rather vague, things like "administrative style" or "a possible homosexual subculture entrenching itself" or what-not. It's still hard to get a handle on what's really going on behind the scenes but it appears that a group of disgruntled students along with some faculty have decided to publicly air their … [Read more...]

Extremists Desecrate Shrine at Grave of Mother of God

Source: Pravoslavie On the morning of November 8, 2016, the feast of St. Demetrius of Thessaloniki, Israeli settlers, members of the radical right organization “Ateret Cohanim,” which has proclaimed as its goal the liberation of the Holy Land from all non-Jewish elements, desecrated the Tomb of the Most Holy Theotokos in the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem, reports Sedmitza.ru, with reference to the French Orthodox site orthodoxie.com. Jewish extremists destroyed the roof and … [Read more...]

Pilgrimage to Russia: Part VII-Finale

ST PETERSBURG Once we departed Diyeyevo and Nizhni-Novgorod (again) we embarked on the final leg of our journey: St Petersburg, Valaam and Kronstadt. What a whirlwind it all was. We spent half a day in St Petersburg because we had to travel by ship to Valaam later that evening. The highlight that day was going to the Peter-Paul Fortress and seeing the Romanov tsars buried there in magnificent, gleaming white sepulchres. Standing next to Peter the Great's tomb and then Catherine II … [Read more...]

Saving the American Republic

By Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster Benjamin Franklin, one of our nation's greatest founding fathers, was asked by a resident of Philadelphia after the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied famously, “A republic, if you can keep it.” In the wee hours of this morning, we learned that God the Holy Trinity had bestowed an extraordinary gift of grace upon our American Republic … [Read more...]

“Save the Day”: the People’s Edition

Some time ago, Robert Downy Jr and Mark Ruffalo of The Avengers fame got together and did a cheeky video entitled "Save the Day." They recruited several Hollywood actors such as Scarlett Johanssen to speak to the public about why it was so important that America not elect a horribly racist xenophobe. Now don't get me wrong: I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. And I'm not going to stop seeing their movies just because I think Downy, Ruffalo, et al have an opinion about the new … [Read more...]

YEEEE-HAWWWW!

Boy did that Rebel Yell feel good! This is nothing less than an uprising. Our chains have been stricken. As I write this, Trump has breached the fabled Blue Wall. Without Wisconsin, there's no way that Hillary can win the 270 electoral votes needed to win the Presidency. I'm going to write more as the days come. For now I can safely say that the Trumpster sucker punched the Globalists and kicked them in the balls for good measure. If I may paraphrase Michael Moore (a man I … [Read more...]

How Did You Like Your Semen-and-Breast-Milk Souffle?

It's gotten to the point where it's plausible to think that we're living in some sick weirdo's computer simulation. What else can explain John Podesta's --the man who might become Hillary's Chief of Staff should she be elected--occult predilictions? This latest stuff from Wikileaks is just plain sick. I can't for the life of me understand why a normal man would want anything to do with a "performance artist" who serves people concoctions made of breast milk, placenta and semen. And he's … [Read more...]