Got this from one of the usual places:
Perich wants to go to DC full time, but Tikhon won’t release him. In fact, he’s only allowed to go there one Sunday a month. He’s there to raise money because people stopped giving because of JP’s changes to everything.
That’s where the rubber hits the road, kids. The konvertsy make a loud noise on the internet, but they can’t support a real Church by themselves. Here’s some more intel on Perich:
It makes me sick that Perich is there handing out “gifts”. A friend bought a turn-of-the-20th century samovar from Perich years ago; last year, they tried to sell it, but it turned out to be a fake! OK… you can say that maybe Perich didn’t know this, but he brags about knowing these things.
Someone was bitchin’ about something on the Blunder’s website. I replied:
Tikhon Shevkuov kisses the oligarchs‘ asses, I’m told. That’s a pity, as he does have good things to say. So, of course, he’d LOVE JP & Co. My sources tell me that he doesn’t have blat. After all, they’re making bishops of young guys in their 30s (and Tikhon’s 54)… a friend at the Centre says that he dyes his hair and beard… he’s vain, she said. This stuff is from the Blunder’s website. It ain’t on the main official website… it’s much ado about nothing… it doesn’t merit a reply.
That’s right, Shevkunov’s visit isn’t getting much play on the main MP website. There was a mention of the shindig at St Nick’s in the District on 6 October, with Bishop Mel as the main celebrant (fancy that). No mention of Fathausen at all. In fact, there’s not much on Shevkunov’s visit at all. So, all the konvertsy Sturm und Drang on the net is much ado about nothing… signifying nothing.
I got this intel on Sir Roddie:
Roddy Dreher’s sure been quiet… which is a relief… he’s no longer bloviating about JP.
I wrote back:
He’s not as dumb as Fathausen, Freddie, and Tosi are. Howdya like Tosi’s gig of stiffing retired priests 50 bucks for the Sobor dinner? One of the Serbian parishes in Parma OH runs a fish fry… we should have them do the dinner and give the gaffers free entry… that’s the ticket.
You see, Roddie left the National Review because the gibbering neocon clowns took over after WFB died (may his memory be eternal… he was an honourable foe with STANDARDS… not a Paul Ryan or Wet Willy). He ended up with Buchanan and Taki because the Chronicles crowd wouldn’t have him. Firstly, they view him as a loud n’ crude Catholic apostate (which he is), and, secondly, they already have a real Orthodox Christian on their staff, Srđa Trifković, so, they don’t need a clueless wannabe like Dreher. That made him even less welcome than Sam Francis was in paleocon circes.
In any case, Roddy’s no Conservative in the actual Burkean/Bismarckian sense (indeed, they’re VERY rare in the USA… most “conservatives” are Radical (in the French sense) Rightists, not the same thing at all), for one thing he lacks stability. He’s lived in some place in Mid-America, Brooklyn, Texas, and the District; he imbibed none of the true spirit of the first three places… I feel sorry for his wife and kids. He’s a rootless “cosmopolite”… someone with no home, ergo, he doesn’t have a “soul”. He has no sense of real Tradition, Heritage, History, and Continuity. On top of that, his grasp of the Orthosphere’s culture and Weltanschauung is tenuous at best, absolutely ignorant at worse. That’s why I believe that he should shut up about Orthodoxy… he has nothing to bring to the table save his arrogance and conceit.
Pass me the jug… the world’s being its usual self…
Thursday 11 October 2012