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Cuthbert's Cave on Staff and Scrip, Dr John Dunn. Such was the time that the era which this cycle touring piece by John Dunn recalls, you would have read many articles like this. This was a time when, as John Dunn tries to recreate, each tour was an adventure.

Pilgrim Awheel: cycling in pursuit of St Cuthbert

The once-great Christian country was then at the mercy of the heathen. The monks of Lindisfarne fled, taking the relics of Saints Cuthbert, Oswald, Aidan and the Lindisfarne Gospels with them. Their journey in search of a new home for Cuthbert lasted for seven years.

John Dunn.

Staff and Scrip - traditionalist explorations beyond positivism, materialism, empiricism and liberalism

I hope you will click on one or two blogs and thought pieces and explore with me ways out of the materialist liberal-democratic paradigm in which we are all ensnared.

We have certainly arrived at a point, described prophetically by Louis-Gabriel-Amboise de Bonald, nearly 200 years ago, at which “every passion that is not for money, honour, or pleasure is called unreasonable and fanatical”.

It is in this sense that I hope you will find an abundance of unreasonableness and fanaticism in my writings.

John Dunn.

Ancient Yew tree, Much Marcle Church, over 1000 years old. The deep-rootedness of tradition

From the archive: Charles I’s defence to the end of the vertical hierarchy

Christianity’s new rootedness  Christianity’s new rootedness
Many distortions have been introduced into western culture with the displacement of Christianity by Judaeo-Christianity, but principal amongst the distorting effects is the false perception of a religious continuity. This view holds that there has been an unbroken chain of religious influence upon society, arising out of Judaism and carried forward within Christian religious observance.
John Dunn.

Quote every hour: The political right in the West was long ago hijacked by economic liberalism. And what does liberalism serve? Money. It arose out of financial liberalism, the freedom to make money out of money. Whatever the personal belief held by the individual, whatever the motive driving the individual, the way society is constituted under liberalism means that his or her efforts will serve money in the end John Dunn

Simone Weil on hierachy - liberal and traditional Simone Weil on hierachy - liberal and traditional
Weil was specific in recommending that a ‘way of rendering equality compatible with differentiation would be to take away...all quantitative character from differences’. In Weil’s vision, natures would have access to a qualitative equality as souls, not horizontally amongst themselves, but vertically with regard to God.
John Dunn.


Napoleon on Staff and Scrip, Dr John Dunn. Napoleon's battle, according to John Dunn, was as much against world finanace as anything else. In this section, John Dunn focuses on Napoloeon's defeat at the hand of Usura. From John Dunn's forthcoming book. Details will be posted later this year.

A Rothschild financed attack from Spain in the south and other defeats eventually defeated France, forcing Napoleon into exile on Elba. Even before the later Battle of Waterloo, Usura’s victory was complete. Napoleon was forced to raise money from the banker Gabriel-Julien Ouvrard and others to make his last 100 days bid for glory. Whatever the outcome of Waterloo, control over the money supply would remain in the Usurocracy’s hands, and it would ‘care not who writes the laws’. History revision by John Dunn. True to the maxim, after Napoleon’s final defeat at Waterloo, the banker’s finally took control of the French finances. 

In 1815, the Allies demanded an indemnity of 700,000,000 francs from the defeated French. How on earth would the French come up with that kind of money? Ouvard’s solution was to float a bond issue in London. He got permission from the Duke of Wellington, the general of the Allied occupying army in France, and merchant bankers Barings and Hope & Co syndicated the loan, with the debt secured against the public taxes of France. New writing from John Dunn. Now, like the British, French taxpayers were paying the bankers back, with interest, for a loan on money that had been created ‘out of nothing’. France was in the clutches of the expanding Usura.

© John Dunn.

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