Dreher slammed

09 Sep


As the delightful giggles on crunchy-con Twitter indicate, Rod Dreher is very pleased that the forthcoming French translation of his most popular and lucrative work, The Benedict Option, was at least temporarily trending this week as the No. 1 book on

Having made the rounds in the American press this year, it was apparent to all that Dreher’s Benedict Option is a white flag in the culture wars. Dreher’s main point in the book is that “serious Christian conservatives” are no longer able to live “business-as-usual lives in America.” After making a rally during the reign of George W. Bush, Christians and other social conservatives have suffered defeat after defeat in the Obama era.

As a result, Dreher suggests that Christians completely cede the public sphere to the left, retreating into “intentional communities” of conservative Christians living, working, praying, and studying together. In The Benedict Option, Rod Dreher provides the examples of Catholic schools implementing a classical curriculum in Elk County, Pennsylvania, and the olive-farming members of the Italian Tipi Loschi community as models for the “hands on localism” of which the Benedict Option consists. Dreher’s hope is that unlike the French, Mexican, and Bolshevik revolutions and the Spanish Civil War, this time the left will largely leave Christians alone to procreate with abandon, attend the Latin mass, and homeschool lots of homophobic and racist kids.

Dreher might be a little neurotic and too revealing of his personal life, but he is not an idiot. He knows that his crunchy-con, overwhelmingly white Christian audience won’t stand a chance in a 21st-century America seething with ethnic tension under the umbrella of an increasingly totalitarian and coercive state that does not take lightly dissent from its doctrine of degenerate sexuality.

During his tenure at The American Conservative, Rod Dreher has made a living vacillating between liberal and conservative positions and has mastered the art of penning gushing, effeminate blog posts for consumption by equally neurotic, left-leaning conservative Christian women with secretly gay husbands.

When he is not white-shaming, boasting of his 0.6% black ancestry, or wearing outrageously ornate eyeglasses and women’s boots, Dreher spends his columns (often filled with more copy-and-pasted writings of other people than his own thoughts) taking his readers on an interminable emotional roller coaster back and forth between white guilt and pride in “the Western tradition” (depending on the week). Like a therapist who profits from his patients never getting better, Dreher has no real solution to any of the critiques he presents, because if he did, the drama would be over and millennial crunchy cons would not be able to share a cry with Rod over coffee and Ativan in the morning.

Maybe a bit over the top, but Dreher has certainly brought this on himself. 🙂


Posted by on September 9, 2017 in America, Fuck Yeah!, The Kulturkampf


16 responses to “Dreher slammed

  1. Slumlord

    September 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Harsh, but fair.

  2. Anonymous Reader

    September 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    That article made me laugh out loud when I read it earlier in the week, because it is so accurate.
    It won’t make a dent in Dreher’s concrete attitude at all. Dreher is all emotion, all the time.

    • Will S.

      September 9, 2017 at 9:34 pm

      Yep! 🙂

      I often wonder how men so effeminate find wives who aren’t repulsed by them…

      • Phil

        September 10, 2017 at 3:08 am

        But what does it matter if their wives *are* repulsed by them? They’ve been taught from birth that such disdain for all things masculine is the ideal female worldview. No self-respecting millennial female faithful to her modern indoctrination would marry a man she didn’t look down upon, lest she harbor the secret sin of respecting her husband.

      • Will S.

        September 10, 2017 at 10:29 am

        True enough…

      • infowarrior1

        September 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

        Its quite a travesty that women even consider marrying Soy Boi’s like Dreher in the 1st place. I would rather have them be permavirgins that never have kids.

      • Will S.

        September 12, 2017 at 6:57 pm

        Yes, info; I feel the same way.

        Esp. since I’m now the extrovert I wasn’t growing up, and have no problem meeting and charming women when I want to, but can’t find a decent one worth keeping.

  3. anonymous

    September 10, 2017 at 12:45 am

    There is no ethnic tension in America. There is a baseless vindictive hatred of straight white heterosexual Christian men.

    And your last comment “how men so effeminate find wives that aren’t repulsed by them”

    They are offended by men period. They simply choose politically correct men as society and the modern fake churches preach.

    • Will S.

      September 10, 2017 at 10:30 am

      I guess that’s it.

      Explains why I’m still single… 😉

    • Socially Extinct

      September 10, 2017 at 10:47 am

      The structure of marriage and courting now rewards men who repress their masculinity.

      • Will S.

        September 10, 2017 at 10:50 am

        Sad… Not just for those left out, but for civilization, for those raised by fathers who aren’t masculine at all, etc.

  4. Socially Extinct

    September 10, 2017 at 10:41 am

    The seclusion and isolation of today’s digital age make ideological separatism much more tenable. We all indulge in a bit of that..the Benedict Option describes our world at large now.


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