The above is an image of a fiftieth anniversary party in Russia. It all looks rather normal to me. Aren’t you ashamed of having listened to bloviating liars such as Victor Potapov, James Paffhausen, Rod Dreher, Terrence Mattingly, Alexander Webster, and Freddie M-G? The Orthosphere CAN be our moral metre-stick and standard because they’re as much in the modern world as we are. Don’t be fooled by those who try to tell you that grasping American Suburban consumerist godlessness and spiritually-alive Orthodox reality are compatible… they lie. Be especially wary of the above-named sorts (they all live around the District and they all suck energetically on the Fed tit or are well-paid Hard Right stink-tankers… save for JP, who’s their grinning and gaping Stepin Fetchit).
The Orthosphere’s achingly ordinary… thank God for that. That’s why ordinary Orthodox folk here don’t have anything to learn from the heterodox… we have it all within our own house. Outsiders are welcome at all times, and they’re worthy of the best hospitality that we can give them… but we have nothing to learn from them at all. Let’s follow our own ways… Baba and Dede were right… and, as you can see, they’re still around in the homeland, hale and hearty as ever!