Sunday, 19 January 2020

CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN OBITUARY

Christopher Tolkien has sadly passed away at the age of 95. As any reader of JRR Tolkien's works knows, Christopher was far more than the curator of his father's works, and we are as much dependent on Christopher as we are on John for bringing the whole Middle Earth saga to print. John had immense creative genius, but, as with many of those kind of people, lacked the organisational skills to order things properly. It fell to Christopher, both before and after his father's death, to organise his father's work into a coherent whole. It was Christopher who was tasked with reading what would become The Lord of the Rings to the rest of the Inklings in Oxford and he who created the map of Middle Earth that would adorn each volume.

 

 

Monday, 6 January 2020

THOMAS COLE: A RIGHTIST CRITIQUE OF EMPIRE

Largely considered an American artist, Thomas Cole (1801-1848) of the Hudson River School of artists was actually born in Lancashire along with his also talented artist sister Sarah. Thomas painted landscapes and scenes from myth and history and has been criticised by Leftist academia for his Eurocentrism. One notices this pseudo-intelligentsia never accuse Negro painters of Afrocentrism in the same way: Afrocentrism is always to be celebrated as an intrinsic good and Eurocentrism as an intrinsic evil in the anti-White quasi-religious zealotry of what passes for academia. In fact, Cole also painted American Indians, but was always conscious of preserving their distinctiveness and otherness apart from White Europeans, although this is viewed neither as a positive nor a negative, but left merely as a statement of fact. The Leftist establishment have also considered this problematical, but it reveals their bigotry. If a white artist portrays them how they are, he is guilty of "othering"; if he portrays them as more civilized in a European sense, he is guilty of colonialism.

 

 

Friday, 3 January 2020

MJOLNIR AT THE MOVIES INTERMISSION: POSSUM

In this particular Intermission, David Yorkshire takes a look at small-budget British horror film Possum, written and directed by Matthew Holness, who had previously written and starred in horror spoof TV series Garth Marenghi's Darkplace for Channel 4. The film is refreshingly diversity-free and offers a new spin on the well-worn horror trope of the puppeteer and his dummy....

 

 

Thursday, 2 January 2020

MJOLNIR AT THE MOVIES INTERMISSION: STAR WOKE EPISODE IX, THE RISE OF SKYWA*KER

With the others on holiday, David Yorkshire starts the New Year by taking a look at what will hopefully be the last Star Wars film of all time. It would be nice if it drew the curtain on Disney and Kathleen Kennedy's career too, but that appears unlikely. David would like to assure our listeners that he watched the film free of charge and urges others not to contribute to the revenues of the disseminators of anti-White propaganda.

 

 

Monday, 16 December 2019

SOME GOOD CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS

It is a misconception that no good art is being created in the contemporary age. Very little is being created in the mainstream, that is true, but there are still those who persevere in spite of being starved of publicity, or even, as in the case of ceramicist Charles Krafft, receiving negative publicity. Even though his website has not been updated recently, I am pleased to report that Charles is still going strong despite recent illness and simultaneously celebrated and ridiculed the life of Charles Manson in his usual Delftware style:

  

 

But what about others who, while not politically aware or conscious, are creating good works of art that are implicitly white, by dint of their aesthetics and subject matters?

 

 

Friday, 13 December 2019

DAVID BELLAMY OBITUARY

David Bellamy died on Wednesday at the ripe old age of 86. Anyone in Britain of my age will have grown up watching him on television as he explained and explored the natural world in his typically exhuberant style that very much appealed to kids. According to the Express, Bellamy died of dementia, although this may be paper talk; Bellamy, after all, did not endear himself to the media in recent years. Bellamy was often outspoken, showing his disdain for wind turbines on BBC flagship children's programme Blue Peter back in 1996; but it was his heresy on climate change that really made the establishment turn against him, which Bellamy referred to as a scam. That said, many on the Right have again been all too hasty to hold him up as #ourguy, for Bellamy, despite his dissent from the establishment line on certain subjects, has always been very much left of centre.

 

 

 

Sunday, 1 December 2019

BLACK FRIDAY AND SAMUEL SMITH'S

According to early reports, Yesterday's Black Friday broke all sales figures records, up 14.5% on last year. A festival that started in the USA, coming as it does the day after Thanksgiving, it is now consuming Europe. And that is indeed the nature of the beast: consumption. It is perhaps the first festival that was founded on the religion of consumerism. Such a quasi-religious festival had to have been born in the Anglosphere, where capitalism is bound to the Reformation and the ensuing Puritan tradition that gave birth to economic and social liberalism. Was it not that theologian beloved of the American descendants of Scotsmen and Northern Englishmen, John Calvin who said, 'Greed is good, greed works'? Something like that anyway. I'm glad we got shut of them after the Restoration. Anyway, Black Friday is now being exported. Even in the usually anti-capitalist France, Black Friday has been promoted relentlessly this year. The French term for this is 'vendredi fou', although it tends to be kept in English in line with the European Union's attempt to reduce all European languages to dialects of English, although the Wikipedia site claims this is translated as 'vendredi noir', showing again how that site is written by spergy but dim sixth formers.