TGIF fella Okie Trads and Beyond. We made it to the end of the work week. Well some of us did anyway, me having to put in extra hours tomorrow. But the nice thing about going into work on a Saturday is it’s typically quiet and you can be a bit more casual with yourself, listening to music, snacking, untucking your shirt, and such.
Guns. Well I’m thankful for a thread started in a trad Catholic forum recently discussing the developing Coronavirus outbreak and plans for prep. Last week I discussed it here, how I agreed with the consensus to take a good look at this situation and start filling up your pantry. But then when I read about how the daily life and economy in China is taking a big hit, when you think about how our own daily life is linked to them via the economy and mass means of production, then I decided it’s time to look at upping my home protection. A shotgun seems the best choice, it’s been a while since I owned or shot one. There’s something life-affirming about having a gun, and developing a self-defense mindset.
Skojec vs Oakes Spalding. Two well-followed trad bloggers these last several years, and according to them online friends. Until a recent feud. Oakes strongly disagreed with Skojec over a topic of debate. Skojec then turned on Oakes his friend bringing up very personal, negative things about Oakes online that is private, to the point Skojec later deleted his comments with apology. As relayed by C212.
On this one I’ll side with Oakes because he did not deserve to be the object of an online smear job, and in all my own blogging-related correspondence with him, and reading his blog, I’ve always had the impression he is a very balanced, humble, and charitable guy, who, through his own use of the tool of irony, finds intra-trad nuttiness as silly and distracting as I do.
Which is my point in even making note of their apparent fall out.
Physical Frame. Guys, the critical need to develop this in yourself to fulfill your nature/purpose as a man was driven home by local Okie Trad James Deprisco in his newly released book The Catholic Red Pill: a Guide for Men, available on Amazon. See my blog post about the book. The veracity of the argument hit me like a ton of bricks, wiping the Greenhorn out of me, who is horizontally challenged in both the sagittal and coronal planes. But I’m working on it through daily walks, weight training, and a very strict keto diet. And I can report back that yes, as you develop your physique and outward appearance, your spiritual, emotional, and intellectual frame also follows suit.
Anyway, we're planning to make it to SSPX-OKC, when we can. Weekly confessions, the True Mass, an angelic choir, and nice parish community, it’s a hidden gem. Yessir.