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Corebunda the Pig

In case you didn’t know, I have a pig named Corebunda. She was a gift from a cousin on the occasion of a visit to Asturias (I think I should visit more often) and along with her I have learned

If I forget you

My dear father, my humble duties remembered etc. My poor father has no one to write him! Months have passed since I received your first answer and I am barely writing today, after the new year. I didn’t like the


Procedural Treason

Father, My humble duties temembered etc. October approaches, and as tensions go up I can’t avoid writing to you about Catalonia. It wouldn’t be the first time we speak of the matter, but it is interesting that in spite of

More Bernard Than Benedict

My honored father, My humble duty remembered etc. In my last letter I alluded to the perspectives which changed since my arrival in Llamera. This is in regards to that image which some had (and some still have) of this

Delenda est Monsanto (EN)

My dear father, When we spoke of the blog you also suggested I make an effort to present the topics as far as possible from the perspective of one who has chosen to return to the rural life. It is


Anyone who knows me is aware of the intense, visceral feeling of disgust that the very sight of the President Elect of the United States produces in me. There ought therefore to be no suspicion about my motive in making

The Primary Republic III: The Trumpeteer

When people ask about the American primaries, what they really mean is “what’s with Trump?”

The Primary Republic II: The Times They´re a-Changing

  Soon after and as a consequence of writing the first article of this series, I had to stop typing in order to avoid worsening an incipient carpel tunnel. I wrote the next article by hand and I was in

The Primary Republic I

I should feel at least some guilt at accepting an invitation to write on a subject as a pretext to talk about what I damn well please. And yet here we are with the first of three articles that have


Why didn’t you go to the protest?

Saint Ysidor’s Ranch

The few people who know this blog (four incredible people whose interest honors me, let’s avoid a misunderstanding) will notice that it has seen a few changes. The reason for this is that the objective of this space is different.


The Dissident Voice

Posted on April 30, 2014

It was inevitable that a contrarian who has up to now refused to take part in party politics due to an intense contempt of the history and current state of all of the parties with parliamentary representation in Spain end up

Putin is Right

Posted on March 14, 2014

A lot of ink has been spilt on the subject of the Ukranian conflict. The talking (but not always thinking) heads have declared with practical unanimity in favor of the “peaceful” pro-european hordes and against the puppet-tirant Yanukovich. Even in…


VOX and the skeptics (apologia pro afiliatio sua)

Posted on January 18, 2014

This past thursday was the official presentation of VOX, the new party in the Spanish political scene. That same thursday I signed up, seemingly to the surprise and consternation of many who share my surfeit at the ilk that inhabit…

Welcome Mister Adelson

Posted on January 6, 2014

I think enough time has passed to take a look at the whole Eurovegas mess. We all remember how things were at that time. Those backwards ultra-catholics that don’t really have much of a say today in the Spanish political…

Economic Heresies – Socialism I

Posted on September 2, 2013

It would seem folly to generalize about Socialism as it is to generalize about Liberalism, so varied are the systems and policies the defenders of which call themselves by that name. I am aware of the difficulty and am deliberately…

Nihil Novi Sub Sole

Posted on August 28, 2013

These past few days have done wonders to reawaken memories of my days as a bleeding heart liberal in California. I remember my skepticism when the US government and, then-president George Bush decried the possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction…

President Bartleby

Posted on May 13, 2013

Herman Melville once wrote the short story of Bartleby, the Scribner  which I can’t help but notice is a particularly apt description of contemporary Spain (although it is safe to assume this was not done by design). We have in Spain…

Economic Heresies – Capitalism III

Posted on May 6, 2013

Man’s Relational Nature Our culture, Western Culture (that is, post-modern apostate Christendom as Peter Kreeft puts it) makes much of individual rights. This is fine so far as it goes. Human dignity is such that it requires the respect of…

Economic Heresies – Capitalism II

Posted on April 29, 2013

The Universal Destination of Goods And God blessed them and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the…

Economic Heresies – Capitalism I

Posted on April 22, 2013

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR, the response to Communism has ceased to be a priority. I do not say it is not important,still today we feel its effects on us and hear many of the old…

Economic Heresies – Introduction

Posted on April 16, 2013

A defense of truth many times needs must be negative. Error is small, it takes any number of good true, honest statements and adds some small admixture of error that skews the general view of things in countless ways. Truth is vast,…

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