Author Archives: malcolmthecynic

New Blog!

I am starting the process of migrating everything over to the new blog, The Mechanical Dragon. I’m in the process of migrating over everything like blog recommendations, bio, and stuff like that, but from now on if you want my … Continue reading

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Three pieces of advice that aren’t useful

Recently I asked for advice in finding a wife. Most of the responses I got were sympathetic and helpful, but three stood out to me as counter-productive and pointless. “Looking now? You should have started when you were 18!” Not … Continue reading

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Quick Thoughts on Making More Money

I just got a job, for the first time, with a salary that isn’t embarrassing to say out loud in public – I’m not going to say it here, but I’d use the words “decent money”. I have friends – … Continue reading

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An Update

I feel a little bit better about not updating this blog since, unlike many people who do this sort of thing, I have NOT disappeared. In fact, if anything I’ve become more visible. Look up Pinkerton’s Ghosts; I write and … Continue reading

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A comment on voting

It is easy to say, and true, that we can’t vote our way out of this and a uniparty is running everything. That said, as well and good as it may be in the abstract, when the people in charge … Continue reading

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Calling a Spade a Spade

What I’m about to write may be the single most controversial thing I have EVER written, but here goes anyway. Saying that the novus ordo is “just as valid” a form of the Mass as the TLM and that preference … Continue reading

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The one and only defense of the Pope’s newest letter I’ve seen

Here you go. Why am I completely unsurprised it’s Dave Armstrong? Those who read Dr. Feser probably recognize the name. Helpfully, Armstrong writes out his argument in list form for me in the article, so all I need to do … Continue reading

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Chastek and Crude on Parallel Churches

Crude recently commented on James Chastek’s article on the upcoming rumored suppression of the FSSP. Short answer: I agree with Crude, and have some of my own commentary to add. Note that would respond to Chastek directly, but he does … Continue reading

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Part 3: The Best Evidence Against the Thesis

I take no pleasure, none whatsoever, in the theory that Joan of Arc died having denied her voices. It is a depressing end, more depressing than the burning. Still, there are things that point away from it. The testimonies of … Continue reading

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Thesis Challenge: Father Ladvenu

Father Ladvenu, a Priest sympathetic to Joan, provides arguably the greatest challenge to my thesis that Joan died denying her voices, and I apparently missed him completely. Like Manchon, Fr. Ladvenu claims Joan held fast that her voices came from … Continue reading

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