Rhodesia’s Ian Smith: Time Magazine, November 5th, 1965. Issue 86. No.19

In a stroke of luck I found this issue for $3 at a local bookstore. Typical trash leftwing take on Rhodesia, but a slice of history none the less. Click To See High Resolution Article Images

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Donoso Cortes On Christian Civilization Versus Revolutionary Civilization

Excerpt from a letter to The Count de Montalembert from Donoso Cortes. May, 1849 l believe that Catholic civilization contains good unmixed with evil and that philosophic civilization contains evil unmixed with any good. Catholic civilization teaches that the nature of man is wounded and fallen, fallen and wounded in a radical manner in its essence … Continue reading Donoso Cortes On Christian Civilization Versus Revolutionary Civilization

Last Will and Testament of Jose Antonio Primo De Rivera

Alicante Jail, 18 November 1936 The testament of Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera y Saenz de Heredia, aged thirty-three, single, lawyer by profession, born and resident in Madrid, son of Miguel and Casilda (may they rest in peace), as written and endorsed by himself in the Provincial Prison of Alicante, this eighteenth day of November, … Continue reading Last Will and Testament of Jose Antonio Primo De Rivera

Last Manifesto of Jose Antonio Primo De Rivera

Alicante, July 17th, 1936 A group of Spaniards, some of them soldiers and others civilians, is unwilling to stand by and watch the total disintegration of the fatherland. These men rise up today against a government that is treacherous, incompetent, cruel and unjust, and which is about to lead our country to its ruin. We … Continue reading Last Manifesto of Jose Antonio Primo De Rivera

The Prehistoric Artists – Chesterton on Cavemen

I was browsing the internet today and I came across some images of cave paintings in France that varied in age between 17000 and 77000 years in age and I was moved by the graceful style of the paintings and it brought back to mind a passage of Chesterton from my favorite book "The Everlasting … Continue reading The Prehistoric Artists – Chesterton on Cavemen

The Last Byzantine

The Last Byzantine Barbarian hordes clamor at the gate. Their cannons have been pounding Day and night to turn our walls into dust. The last emperor of our mighty civilization Is putting on his armor, putting on his crown, one more time. The reckless sins of our forefathers Will be paid for this morning with … Continue reading The Last Byzantine

Final Speech Of The Last Roman Emperor Constantine XI

Constantine Palaologus XI speaks before his officers and allies before the final siege of Constantinople by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed Bey When Constantinople's walls were finally breached, Constantine XI knew there would be no quarter, but he would not flee with the Genoese generals. He died fighting in the streets of Constantinople. "Most noble leader, … Continue reading Final Speech Of The Last Roman Emperor Constantine XI

Red Cliffs I. – Su Shih

First Prose Poem On The Red Cliffs In the autumn of 1082, on the 16th of the seventh month, Master Su and his guests sailed in a boat below the Red Cliffs. Clear wind blew gently, the water was calm. The boaters raised their wine and poured for each other, reciting "The Bright Moon" and … Continue reading Red Cliffs I. – Su Shih

The Crumbling Theodosian

Every day Another brick falls. Every day The vines creep closer. The statues are ground to dust. The words are fading. The blood is covered with earth and forgotten. The happy heart decays Until only beasts once more remain

游崇真观南楼睹新及第题名处 Visiting the South Tower of Lofty-Truth Temple, I View the Newly Inscribed Names of Imperial Graduates – 鱼玄机 Yu Xuanji

游崇真观南楼, 睹新及第题名处 云峰满目放春晴, 历历银钩指下生。 自恨罗衣掩诗句, 举头空羡榜中名。 -鱼玄机 Visiting the South Tower of Lofty-Truth Temple, I view the newly inscribed names of Imperial Graduates Cloudy summits fill my eyes this fine spring day, I catch every silver stroke beneath my fingertips. How I hate this silk dress which conceals my poetry, I raise my head in … Continue reading 游崇真观南楼睹新及第题名处 Visiting the South Tower of Lofty-Truth Temple, I View the Newly Inscribed Names of Imperial Graduates – 鱼玄机 Yu Xuanji

Blood Of My Ancestors

Wanderer's blood coursed through my ancestors' veins, Boiling under wind-stretched sails off Africa’s coast, Thousands of miles from their European homes. Their blood stirred at the vast mysteries before them, Legends and rumors of the dark continent, devourer of men, Pulsating through their thoughts As they stepped onto the red soil for the first time. Their … Continue reading Blood Of My Ancestors

Injustice

Justice is the lifeblood of society. It runs and fights And bleeds through my veins. Justice is the highest calling of good men. A man who cares not for justice is not a man but a beast. I am also for truth. I distrust the justice of this world I'm skeptical of anything people tell … Continue reading Injustice

Lord Byron – Stanzas To The Po

Stanzas To The Po River, that rollest by the ancient walls, Where dwells the lady of my love, when she Walks by thy brink, and there perchance recalls A faint and fleeting memory of me; What if thy deep and ample stream should be A mirror of my heart, where she may read The thousand … Continue reading Lord Byron – Stanzas To The Po

Some of the Greatest Scene’s In Film – Spoiler Alerts

  Tears In Rain - Blade Runner I Love You - True Romance Tango de Roxanne - Moulin Rouge https://dailymotion.com/video/xr8h33 Only God Forgives Trailer - Ok so the trailer was better than the film. Had to put it in here. Creation Sequence - The Tree of Life Reconciliation - The Mission Rodrigo Mendoza who was … Continue reading Some of the Greatest Scene’s In Film – Spoiler Alerts

Monday Night Beneath The Towers

It's a Monday night beneath the towers, And for no particular reason, I've decided to get drunk. Maybe it's the city Maybe it's that sucking sound Coming from my innermost being. Daoist tears from a thousand years, Collected in the taste of a beer. I drink to Li Bai, I drink to lovers from another … Continue reading Monday Night Beneath The Towers

Portrait of YuXuanji – 鱼玄机

(Translation) Melancholy Thoughts (For Zi'an) Falling leaves fill the evening, mingling with the rain; I stroke vermilion strings alone, sing a pure song. I let go my resentment at having no soulmate; I cultivate my character, leave the bitter sea’s waves. Wealthy people’s carriages pass outside the dark gate; piles of Daoist books lie stacked … Continue reading Portrait of YuXuanji – 鱼玄机

May I Learn To Love You Like This

Too late I loved Thee, O thou beauty of ancient days, yet ever new! Too late I loved Thee! And behold, Thou wert within and I abroad, And there I searched for Thee; Deformed I, plunging amid those fair forms which Thou hadst made. Thou wert with me but I was not with Thee. Things … Continue reading May I Learn To Love You Like This