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Tourists on a tiki bar tour boat on a Canadian body of water…

The missus and I be away for nine days, celebrating our first anniversary…

Talk amongst yourselves; open thread here…

ElectricAngel will hold down the fort. 🙂

Later, brethren / sistren! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2022 in good news, on the lighter side, open thread

 

Temporary technological-glitch-induced break

My, and much of Canada’s, internet has been down all day. I’ve also been without telephone, joy.

Regular posting will continue once regular access continues.

So, here’s an open thread.

Cheers.

 

Does WоrdPrеѕѕ put its thumb on the scales?

I have a rough feel for how many pageviews this blog will accrue on a given day, based on how many posts I put up, when I put them up, what kinds of subject matter the posts are about, etc. It’s not an exact science, but for the most part, people who read and comment at Patriactionary are as much creatures of habit as I am, and so there are patterns, normal ebbs and flows.

On average, if I post ten times in a given day, I can usually expect roughly around a thousand pageviews.

When I post more than ten posts in a day, pageviews can suddenly go way higher. If, on a subsequent day, I post a bit less, there may still be a fair number of posts, more than there might be on another day with little posting, because people are carrying on convos, back and forth, from the day before, etc.

Weirdly, though, today has been anomalous, despite a fair degree of engagement and commenting from folks throughout the morning and afternoon. That is to say, the amount of pageviews has been far lower than average, and I can’t help but wonder, if, like Twitter, there are some folks at WordPress who don’t like seeing reactionary blogs getting views, and wish to make it seem like there are fewer visits than there are.

I know KMG has reported at Twitter how many followers he gains and loses has seemed quite odd to him, in that his count has stayed quite stable even when someone well known like Steve Sailer retweets him, and he gets a bunch of new followers; suddenly, for no apparent reasons, long-time followers unfollow him, then later re-follow him and tell him they don’t know why their accounts were made to stop following him, but, against their wishes and intents, that happened.

Seems pretty obvious people at Twitter don’t like reactionary Twitter accounts getting too popular, and mess with the numbers and/or people’s settings.

Anyone else with a WоrdPrеѕѕ blog notice weird things, too, as I think I have been?

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2022 in open thread

 

If you can afford the time and money to do it, sure

Haven’t lived, but have visited three ancestral homelands; my mom’s Caribbean country, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Travelled extensively, and did stay at family in my maternal homeland, further got to know my living relatives there. In Northern Ireland, my dad and I did genealogical research, going over old microfilms of old church records, etc.

Certainly worthwhile, does teach you about your roots, your heritage.

Enjoyed in all three cases.

No desire to visit my mom’s ancestors’ homeland, India. Too hot, smells like shit, too crowded, corpses floating in rivers, rats overrunning temples, sectarian violence, Third World slum ugliness and poverty and misery, diseases, and I don’t speak more than a handful of words of Hindi, so just no interest.

(Similarly, with increased crime problems, haven’t revisited my mom’s country in over a quarter century.)

How many of you have spent time travelling or even living in your ancestral homelands?

What was your experience like?

Open thread for this subject; please no off-topic comments, thanks.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2020 in on the lighter side, open thread

 

So just what exactly constitutes a terrorist, anyway?

Recently I was together with some brethren from my church community, and the talk turned to terrorism; a lively debate occurred around just what exactly constitutes a terrorist. One brother contended that anyone, whether part of an organization or whether a ‘lone wolf’, who committed an act of violence for a political end met the definition of terrorist, while another argued that traditionally, the definition of terrorist typically excluded lone wolves in favour of members of organizations, e.g. the I.R.A., the P.L.O., etc., who had very definite ends towards which they were hoping the violence they were committing were means.

I found it an interesting discussion, and I find myself musing on the matter. Should we exclude the likes of Timothy McVeigh or the Parliament Hill shooter or the recent Quebec City murderer from the definition of terrorist, and save it only for ISIS, al Qaeda, etc.? Or should the definition be broad enough to encompass both members of organizations promoting violence and lone wolves operating alone?

I incline towards the term being broad-based enough to include both, but I do think a distinction needs to be drawn between mass murderers who may have hatred towards a specific group motivating them but who aren’t aiming for a specific goal, just acting on their hatred, and those who hope to, say, foment a race war or something such.

What do you think?

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in open thread

 

Re-capture institutions, or secede?

Free Northerner believes that re-capture of institutions of power currently held by progs is possible, and that we reactionary traditionalists should strive to do so.

Rod Dreher thinks we should pursue what he calls ‘the Benedict Option‘, which seems to be a form of monastic- or Anabaptist-style retreat from society, separating ourselves physically, to some extent.

I am pessimistic about our ability to be able to accomplish the former, and find myself more sympathetic to the latter, though I’d prefer to fight for a place in the public square rather than to retreat, yet I can the value in just exiting. (Though I laugh at absurd notions like some libertarians’ “Free State Project”, as if we could get masses of people to relocate to a place, enough to affect the political scene there. Yes, that has happened in some places, but the changes didn’t happen overnight, or with intentionality on the part of everyone.)

What makes the most sense for reactionaries to do, or try to do? One, or the other, or both?

 
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Posted by on February 29, 2016 in open thread, The Kulturkampf

 

Piqued

It’s ‘piqued my interest’, not ‘peaked my interest’ or ‘peeked my interest’.

We’re trying to have a civilization here!

That is all.

P.S. Definitely.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2015 in open thread, The Decline

 

For those going through LIGFY withdrawal…

… two imitators of Ferd have been spawned, complete with LIGFY-type linkfests:

http://www.thesecondestate.com/introsphere-roundup-week-thru-june-12/

http://societyofamateurgentlemen.wordpress.com/2012/06/17/linkage-is-good-for-you-first-shameless-rip-off-edition/

Obviously their ‘flavours’ are a bit different than Ferd’s.  But they do link a lot of the same bloggers that Ferd used to, though not all.  Obviously, not everyone who reads Patriactionary will like everything they encounter there, so as always, use your discretion.

Of course, we here at Patriactionary do weekly linkfests too, on Wednesday.

Others also do regularly-scheduled, weekly ones, such as Free Northerner and the Elusive Wapiti; there are yet others like Foseti who do them fairly often, but not according to any discernible pattern that I’ve ascertained.

Just so you know. 🙂

BTW, for anyone going through In Bona Fide withdrawal (typically short, multiple posts per day of news items and blog posts of possible interest), there’s my other blog (along with Johann Happolati and Skarphedin, though they seem to have disappeared), Happolati’s Miscellany; I’d also recommend Dyspepsia Generation, as well.  And a bit less often updated, but also worth following, is Ray Sawhill’s Google+ page.

You’re welcome. 🙂

Feel free to suggest other regular, or fairly often if not regular, sources of linkfests of possible interest to readers of Patriactionary; or any multiple-daily-news-and-blog-post link-blogs, similar to the ones I mentioned.

Also, feel free to ‘derail’ this ‘thread’ (if it becomes one) with interesting, non-monomaniacal subject matter for discussion, as well; it’s been a bit quiet here, of late, and I’m happy to chat about anything interesting enough; hopefully others are, as well.  I declare this an open thread.

P.S. Happy Father’s Day, to all the dads out there.  God bless you all.

 
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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Linklove, open thread