“God makes kings in the literal sense. He prepares royal races; maturing them under a cloud which conceals their origin. They appear at length crowned with glory and honor; they take their places; and this is the most certain sign of their legitimacy. The truth is that they arise as it were of themselves, without violence on their part, and without marked deliberation on the other: it is a species of magnificent tranquillity, not easy to express. Legitimate usurpation would seem to me to be the most appropriate expression (if not to bold), to characterize these kinds of origins, which time hastens to consecrate.” – Joseph de Maistre Essay on the Generative Principle of Constitutions
“The liberal attempts to foster love between peoples while excluding the Divine. Therefore, it is fruitless. For love cannot be fostered in the absence of love itself.”
“Beauty reminds us that we are more then mere matter and that we long for meaning outside ourselves. And that is why modernity hates it.” – Dean Abbott
Chivalry is a code of conduct that developed in the Middle Ages amongst the Knighthood. It was not only a code to follow in combat but one to be adhered to socially. A moral code if you will. If you want to be a nobel man, and emulate the principles of the Knighthood, I suggest you seek to follow it.
Knights were required to face combat bravely in the violent era of the Middle Ages, but to balance this aggressive side of his nature he was expected to adopt the code of Chivalry.
There has never been an “official” code recorded, however it was recorded in the “Song of Roland” which was a song about the 8th Century Knights that fought with Charlemagne and has been called the Code of Charlemagne. The code exemplified in the song are as follows,
To fear God and maintain His Church
To serve the liege lord in valour and faith
To protect the weak and defenceless
To give succour to widows and orphans
To refrain from the wanton giving of offence
To live by honour and for glory
To despise pecuniary reward
To fight for the welfare of all
To obey those placed in authority
To guard the honour of fellow knights
To eschew unfairness, meanness and deceit
To keep faith
At all times to speak the truth
To persevere to the end in any enterprise begun
To respect the honour of women
Never to refuse a challenge from an equal
Never to turn the back upon a foe
The code was also described by the Duke of Burgandy in the 14th century.
Let us try and exemplify these values, and rise above the pettiness of the modern world.
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!!!
Clearing up the confusion….
In rejecting the internationalism of Socialists and Communists they [reactionaries] accept the identitarian nationalism of the left.
“Internationalism” -conservatives must remember-is leftish only if it wants to establish an identitarian global brew, an odious uniformity encompassing the whole world. In this sense internationalism is only a global nationalism.- Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Leftism
One often hears of the “Far Right”, Fascism, Nazism, White Supremacy, and all that sordid lot. Any sufficient research into the histories and philosophies disproves this label- in fact, it proves the opposite. The so called “Far Right” is really the logical outcome of Leftist Ideologies, and the war against Civilization. The danger of their Identitarian philosophies is that the individual with a God given purpose is cast aside and destroyed to further the purpose of the State.
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“Each day it becomes easier to know what we ought to despise: what modern man admires and journalism praises.”
- Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Just saw a post by a vegan informing everyone that the reason our world is failing is caused by fishing and animal agriculture and this will be our demise.
Yes that’s it. It’s not the mass immigration of an invasive culture, or the failing infrastructure of the West. It’s in no way the massive debt and poor spending of tax money for coddling the underclass or dumping military tech into rebel groups in Syria. And no way it could be the destruction of the family! Nah, it can’t be those things. Its obvious that we will all die because we arnt vegans.
What can men do against such reckless faggotry?
Wonderful post by Zippy Catholic. Very intelligent blogger!
In the case of the positive moral precepts, prudence always has the task of verifying that they apply in a specific situation, for example, in view of other duties which may be more important or urgent. – Veritatis Splendour
Negative moral precepts oblige always and everywhere. No circumstances or good intentions can justify the deliberate choice of an intrinsically immoral concrete behavior. Adultery and sodomy for example can never be justified under any circumstances and are always objectively grave matter, the matter of mortal sin. Those kinds of behaviors are the grave matter of mortal sin no matter how much sympathy we may have for the people choosing those behaviors, how good their intentions, or how difficult the circumstances.
Positive precepts – give to the poor, welcome the stranger, tend the sick, and even conserve nature – are no less important than the negative precepts. However precisely what to do and when…
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“Even the tiny leftovers of medieval Germany are infinitely more charming than the very best of the Borg society that usurped it.” – E.H. Looney
Something that this post-modern world is desperately missing is beauty in its architecture. It lacks depth and spirit, just like most of modern art. In essence thats what architecture is, it is art. When one looks at the remnants of the old order they see immense beauty in even the most simple of buildings. Today all of that is lacking, there is no beauty to modern architecture (of course there are exceptions). Today things are built with the capitalist mentality in mind, maximize profits and minimize expenses. Although this mentality can be acceptable in particular areas of economics, it only leads to cheap looking structures that decay or need to be torn down only decades after they are built.
This leads me to a particular insight on Catholic/Orthodox architecture. Many times I hear modernists speak about how the Church should stop being such a hypocrite and sell its art and extravagant decor and give the money to the poor. This is nothing but a misunderstanding of the theological implications of such extravagance. One thing that the human soul not only desires, but needs, is beauty. It feeds the soul and speaks to the magnificence and glory of the Lord. One of the key motivations for building such wonderfully beautiful Cathedrals was to express the glory and magnificence of God himself.
This my friends is beauty!
“If the Fall is symbolic of man’s disconnection from the innocence of God, then the Enlightenment is symbolic of man’s disconnection from the wisdom of God, and the reverence He is owed.”