As We Enter into Great Lent…

...I ask for forgiveness from one and all. Forgive me my failings, trespasses and sins. As God forgives, I forgive. Let us pray for each other. … [Read more...]

Regarding the Matter of Milo Yiannopoulos

As a conservative, I've come to admire Milo Yiannopoulos. Despite being a flamboyant homosexual, he's done more to destroy the cult of Political Correctness than any ten movement conservatives I can think of. (I'm looking at you George Will, Evan McMillan and Rich Lowery.) That's not to say I approve of his lifestyle. Far from it. But here's the thing: the same PC culture that he's helped overturn, has made it impossible for ordinary Christians, conservatives and traditionalists to … [Read more...]

Turkey, the US, the Deep State and the Police State

INTRODUCTION Denzel Washington recently said something profound: "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed; if you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." (He also refused to reveal who he voted for.) I'd say he hit the nail right on the head. That's something we need to bear in mind. I'd add a corollary: "Today's villain was yesterday's hero." These pithy thoughts are worth considering because at the end of the day, truth doesn't really matter, not as far as the … [Read more...]

Now I See Why They Got Rid of Benedict

This is one of those times in which I don't known whether to laugh or cry. I realize that the title for this blog posting is a bit inflammatory but there's no other explanation I can think of for the hasty resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. And now that we know that it was the product of a secret conspiracy by certain liberal cardinals, it's all starting to make sense. Yesterday, Pope Francis made an "impassioned plea". He said that "Moslem terrorism doesn't exist" but that the … [Read more...]

Pornography is an Affliction for Young Men. And It’s Been Mainstreamed.

It comes from the depths of hell to destroy their characters before they can grow into a healthy sense of who they are. Source: Minneapolis Star and Tribune February 12, 2017. By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse I am old enough to remember the sexual revolution and its dubious promises that once moral restraints on sexual behavior were removed, a new golden era would dawn in which everyone would live happily, carefree and satisfied. It didn’t turn out that way. Today I deal with the … [Read more...]

Time for another Time-Out? Civil War Edition

As it seems to happen every so often on Monomakhos, tempers seem to flare. The latest brouhaha is about comments made by some (myself included) regarding the imminence of civil conflict. Now, I want to make something perfectly clear: I am not advocating nor am I agitating for any type of civil conflict. Ever. Period. I can't make it any more plain than that. Therefore, I reserve to ban anybody who advocates one or insinuates that I do. That being said, what I wish to be --or not … [Read more...]

Super Bowl LI: Some Thoughts

Well, that was the game of the century. Probably the millennium. I used to wonder who was the greatest quarterback of all time. Dan Marino? Joe Namath? Johnny Unitas? Now we know. No more need for guessing. Tom Brady is that man. This was poetry in motion. We'll probably never see a game like this ever again. OK, now for some random thoughts (in no particular order). 1. The Left is still in major freak-out mode. The "curse of Trump" was supposed to doom his team. It's … [Read more...]

Isn’t Free Speech Wonderful?

It's times like this that I'm glad I live in a country in which free speech is protected by the First Amendment. Oh, please forgive me, I must have been dreaming. As I write these words, Milo Yiannopoulos has had to cancel a lecture he was going to give at UC Berkeley. There's full-blown riot; fires are being set. Mayhem is everywhere. Thousands of "scholars" who are in hock for tens of thousands of dollars in order to be exposed to different ideas are behaving in ways that would make … [Read more...]

More Trouble at Holy Cross

In case you were wondering what what happening at Holy Cross and whether things have quieted down, well, wonder no more. Monomakhos has received this letter. It paints a dire picture. We are publishing it for informational purposes as we personally don't have a dog in his fight. I'm sure that there are two sides to every story and Fr Chris Metropoulos did great work over at the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN). We would be willing to publish his side of the story if he's so … [Read more...]

CNN Accidentally Commits Truth

Shockingly, CNN, one of the premier Fake News Networks of the Neoliberal age, committed truth the other day. I'm sure it was an oversight but the damage was done and couldn't be censored in time. Jake Tapper interviewed Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Gabbard, a liberal Democrat and Army veteran of Iraq went on a secret fact-finding mission she to Syria and had just returned. While there she interviewed President Assad as well many ordinary people in Aleppo and Damascus. There … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Theologians

I recently ran across this amazing video interview on Freedomain Radio. The host, Stefan Molyneaux, interviewed Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian who is presently on an EU watch list simply because she's a committed Christian who won't buy the Neocon line about Russia. She's traveled to Russia several times and gotten to see the Christian revival there first-hand. Also, I'm pleasantly pleased by her fidelity to traditional Christianity. I don't know whether she's converted to Orthodoxy … [Read more...]

God Bless America!!!

Well, so now it's official. Our long, national nightmare is over. His Sumblime Majesty, Barack Hussein Mustafa Abdul-Aziz Obama (may he live for a thousand years!) and his lovely wife Bruno have departed on Marine One. They take with them an astounding collection of screeching cry-bullies, infertile cat-ladies, feminazis, beta-males, numales, sodomists and sodomites, trannies and assorted castrati. Joining them will be the #neverTrumpers of the cuck-right. Enjoy the next few years in the … [Read more...]

T Minus 2 Hrs 20 Min and Counting…

I could barely sleep last night. Our long, national nightmare is about to be over. More to follow... … [Read more...]

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bear?

You got to give it to The Donald. The collective freak-outs by the Establishment began back in June of 2015 and only accelerated after his election. Once elected, the paroxysms of agony have only gotten worse. First there were riots, then recounts, then insipid, pathetic PSAs. Golden Showers, "Hamilton electors", "fake news." You get the story. Now it's Russian hacking. It's a done deal, why everybody agrees. Throw anything at all and see if it sticks. It can't be because Trump won … [Read more...]

Obama’s Real Legacy

At the end of every President's term, there is always talk about his "legacy." It's inevitable. It's been said that every President is remembered for one or two things, usually distilled into a sentence or two. You know: Lincoln preserved the Union and freed the slaves. FDR ended the Great Depression and won WWII. Reagan presided over the greatest economic expansion and brought down the Soviet Union. Things like that. Sure, they're simplistic and all that and honest historians … [Read more...]

The Deep State Loses Another One

Yesterday's press conference was like a delicious six course meal of bone-in rib-eye with all the trimmings, ending with a chocolate-and-strawberry-topped cheesecake, with a fine single-malt scotch and big fat cigar afterwards. It was that good. For starters, the Trumpster humiliated CNN at his first ever press conference. Then he destroyed the entire Golden Showers meme that had been conjured up against him. Worse (for them), he tied it like an albatross around the mainstream media's … [Read more...]

Why I Still Don’t Believe in Hate Crimes

Recently, a discussion about "hate crimes" came up on Monomakhos. Brian, one of our esteemed commentators took me to task because I thought that that moniker was a redundancy. In other words, that it was unnecessary. The debate between Brian and myself was honest and in good faith; which is most appreciated. I for one, respect the fact that both sides have valid points to make. For awhile, I refrained from further commentary, retreating into some introspection. Probably because the thread … [Read more...]

Christians Who Pray to ‘St. Marx’ are Building the Next Gulag

Source: The Stream This essay is part of a series examining how American religious, economic, and political freedom are compatible with Christian views of a good society. It was provoked by the publication of the Tradinista Manifesto, which called for “Christian socialism” and an established national Church. (Ed.) By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse The Tradinistas (Traditionalist + Sandinista) make up a new “movement” of mostly young Catholics who drank the heady wine of … [Read more...]

Another Indication that Crete is Withering on the Vine?

Recently, the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church issued a decree in support of the Council recently held in Crete. It is clear from the plain text that Bucharest is in favor of the proceedings. Unfortunately, it is equally clear that the Romanian church will brook no opposition. Ironically, it trots out Christ-like brotherly language and twists it in order to quell dissent. To my mind, this is at best indelicate. You can read the text for yourself here (courtesy, Byzantine, … [Read more...]

Generation Snowflake

I trust everyone had a good Yuletide. Except for a bout of an intestinal bug, I did as well. I'd have liked to have started the New Year with an essay about something momentous but instead, I want to get a few last licks in about our decrepit culture. We know that the election of Donald Trump has caused paroxysms of rage. But there's a reason for that. And I believe it's because younger people have been molly-coddled beyond all reasonable bounds of propriety. Having said that, … [Read more...]