21.7.08

Let The Dead bury the Dead...

Mark Amesse has some insights about the American Paleoconservative movement...

excerpt...

I have written it before, and if you keep reading Durendal you will probably see me write it again, that Christendom will never be served by the American Paleoconservative movement. A few months ago we were given yet another reminder of why Catholics should shun this Old Whiggery for what it is — pining for the early days of the American Revolution. I am refering to the piece written by Dr. Paul Gottfried entitled A Paleo Epitaph, the thesis of which was the demise of the American paleoconservative movement as a result of certain failures and undesirable elements— such as the Catholic Faith. Gottfried writes,

..."The unending tirade against Protestants that some Catholic paleos now engage in is both silly and counterproductive. We are living in a predominantly Protestant country whose institutions (before they became corrupted) were tied to a recognizably Calvinist society. (For the record, Calvinists held a majority among Southerners and Yankees alike...)" more...

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Mark. Mark's somewhat infrequent postings are due to the amount of thought with which he makes his points, and the excellent research he does. I have never received a posting from him, either by blog or by email in which he is remiss in adding all of his references.

Jhesu+Marie
de Brantigny

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