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Sapientia et Veritas -Style must never be a proximate occasion of sin… It is often said, almost with passive resignation, that fashions reflect the customs of a people. But it would be more exact and much more useful to say that they express the decision and moral direction that a nation intends to take: either to be ship-wrecked in licentiousness, or maintain itself at the level to which it has been raised by religion and civilization.” ~ Colleen Hammond – Dressing With Dignity, Available in The Founder’s Tradin’ Post, Order Today!
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DeceptiCONNED: The “Conservative” GOP Just Officially Bailed On “Smaller Government” – The GOP couldn’t even bring itself to finally defund NPR while it controls all 3 branches of the federal monstrosity.
“It has to be said that journalism bears some blame. When was the last time a reporter asked Speaker Paul Ryan at a press conference why he’s going along with a thousand wasteful expenditures? Where was Fox News last summer when the appropriations bills were marked up in committee? Why weren’t they badgering Republican offices to find out why the president’s request for “bold changes” were being ignored?”
As Margaret Menge reports, what hope is there for “conservatism” now that it’s national party has jettisoned “limited government”?
The “Moral Abomination” That Gubbmint Spending Has Become – Following up on the death of the GOP’s fake “conservatism”, PhD Nathaniel Blake calls the spending machine’s $4.56 Trillion, all-you-can-eat buffet a “moral abomination”. The problem with that statement is, it would take a morally upright people to be morally outraged over the slavery our children are being sold into and that train hasn’t left the station in a century.
Membah, Membah! When The USA! USA! Chant Was For A War Victory? – 10 years ago I would have called BOTH Iraq war/invasions “victories” and would have loved to attend their ticker-tape “victory” parades. Danny Sjursen reminds us that “hundreds” died in the first Iraq War to “liberate” Kuwait. Think about that: HUNDREDS died and for what? Think about this, more “hundreds” will die in Afghanistan and Iraq if we don’t come to our senses and retreat from both of those quagmires of military industrial complex profit. But now, CIC Trump wants a military parade!?
“Trump, following the lead of his predecessors, has turned the petty political appropriation of the troops into an art form. Soldiers are a pawn in the game, a very old game, in which the hawkish interventionists inspire the base and depict the opposition as dovish traitors. This is distraction, meant to disguise what amounts to paltry policy in foreign affairs; it’s spectacle not strategy.”
It’s true, all true “we are a war-like people”.
The Protestant Revolt Now Revolts Against God – What began allegedly as a protest against a Papal abuse of indulgences then morphed into a revolt against the Sacraments, Dogma and 1500 years of doctrine has now crossed its final frontier: God himself. The Lutheran church has just changed the name of one of its churches to accommodate its first transexual “pastor” who has furthered the insult by taking the name “Pastor Peter” as in Saint Peter.
Six Flags Over The Gospels Is A Heresy Gone Wild – Read this excellent Lenten primer from Father John Perricone who begins with the true story of the first Pope, Saint peter’s, flight from Rome, escaping persecution. On the Appian Way he is greeted by Our Lord who is going to Rome to “be crucified a second time”. It is here that Saint Peter comes to grips with the reality that the Faith is not easy, profitable or fun. The stadium-modeled mega-churches that now dot many suburban area’s landscape pimp a form evangelicalism that sells prosperity and contentment as the fruits of living the Christian Faith. This is another revolt against The Truth as revealed in the suffering Our Lord endured on the way to Calvary.
From Russia With Love – In #MAGA ‘Muricah all one has to say if one is caught with one’s hand ina cookie jar is “The Russians made me do it”. The Russians are blamed for everything and anything, they have become the RSTLNE of villains. Now, they are being fingered for interfering in ‘Murican elections that won’t occur for 8 months by none other than the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Wouldn’t it help Fake News makers if we just threw a token accusation Sweden or Norway’s way every once in a while or maybe Fiji…can’t trust those islanders now can we!?
John Horvat: The Coming Tomorrow Without God – Recent events support our civilizations descent into a disordered, secular chaos where the only defense and worship of God is done by a militant “remnant”. Don’t laugh, this future is being planned for right now (see AI story below). John Horvat has a telling piece on this very subject today. Reviewing the new book Hono Deus, Horvat sounds frightened.
“What makes Prof. Harari’s history of tomorrow so terrifying is that he is deadly serious about the project. Not only is he serous but he is joined by a secular establishment that has put this vision together. You see how this vision logically fits in with a vast framework of data networks that tend to make this future feel so very present.”
For more evidence of this read Hugh Owens’ magnificent review of Tielhard de Chardin’s work in the same direction. Note that today’s Mike Church Show discussion centered on this and my contention that the new catholic church has already been formed. The “c” is lower case because it isn’t The Holy replacement it is the unholy, secular Greek use of the term katholica meaning “universal” as in New World Order, one world government/religion.
LISTEN TO MY COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HORVAT ON THIS SUBJECT, CLICK HERE!
The Queen of Pain Filibusters For DACA, Who Will Filibuster For The Never Born? – Nancy Pelosi took to the House floor last evening to filibuster for the DACA kids “because they’re worth it”. This got me wondering, the alleged Catholic, Pelosi, has yet to filibuster or even raise a well manicured pinky finger in defense of hispanic or any other race of children, systematically snuffed out in the most dangerous place on earth these days: their mother’s womb. As we’ve said before, all the marches and joining of pro-life advocacy groups is not going to stop the holocaust that abortion has become and Nancy Pelosi has become the apostate poster-lady for its all too public and all too good reputation. It would be uplifting to see someone, anyone take to the chamber of one of our houses ofCongress and filibuster for the end to abortion and for the reparations to begin. Don’t hold your breath waiting for it, this is ‘Muricah and we have a military parade to plan.
AI Sexbot To MAGA Millennial: Do You Mind If I Vaporize Yo’ Date? – Kai Weiss has a insightful piece on the hero worship of AI that has now morphed into its own “religion” and cites as a sacrament, self driving cars. Stepping back into the Luddite land that is my mind for just a moment, the “intelligence” part of AI is a non starter because we can philosophically prove that the intellect is not organic in nature, it is spiritual and comes as a package deal at conception when God infuses a human body with the soul. The perversion these mutation craving genocidal maniacs are pursuing is the work of Beazelbub, exterminating his greatest foe: Man. Justin Timberlake’s song-video “Filthy” shows how this might work in the very near future. Dark times, indeed.
The #MAGA Economic Miracle Is No Miracle At All: We BORROWED The Money – When President Trump boasted at the SOTU that the markets had added 8 Trillion since he took office and that GDP had gone through the roof the #MAGA zombies crowed with more joy than at seeing Jesus return. But Christ’s return was paid for by his own works, flesh, blood and suffering, the following story shows that the #MAGA “boom” was not paid for, no one worked any harder and there was no pain and suffering because the entire fiasco was made from BORROWED, fake money:
“More importantly, with the latest $5.1 billion increase in revolving, or credit card, debt the total is now $1.027.9 trillion, the highest number on record. Meanwhile, non-revolving credit which with the exception of one definition change month, has never gone down, also hit a new all time high of $2.813 trillion, a monthly increase of $13.34 billion.”
Add to this the fact with debt at all-time highs guess what’s at all-time lows? Your bank as mattress is looking better and better.
Dressing With Dignity: Time To Give Katie Perry-Like Immodesty The Heave And The Ho – Colleen Hammond’s book “Dressing With Dignity” (available here) sets the bar for modesty and dress but doesn’t just give fashion advice to girls and women, it give salvation advice:
“Style must never be a proximate [near] occasion of sin… It is often said, almost with passive resignation, that fashions reflect the customs of a people. But it would be more exact and much more useful to say that they express the decision and moral direction that a nation intends to take: either to be ship-wrecked in licentiousness, or maintain itself at the level to which it has been raised by religion and civilization.”
This is a subject near and dear to my heart and a vocation (dressing with dignity) I have pursued with zeal the last 2 years after realizing the damage done to other’s dignity by my lack of sartorial effort.
The Silence Of The Lambs – It has been revealed that the number one cause of death on earth is…can you guess? OK, time’s up: abortion. Abortion kills 56 MILLION every year and the number is not getting any smaller (though it peaked in 1994). That’s a Truth the promoters of this holocaust must deny but it remains a dealy fact.The Guttmacher Institute proclaims the following on the matter.
“During 2010–2014, an estimated 56 million induced abortions occurred each year worldwide. This number represents an increase from 50 million annually during 1990–1994, mainly because of population growth.”
Yay, Planned Parenthood. To put this in perspective, it is estimated that the turn to modernist-Church rejecting-philosophies generated 150-200 million dead during THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Thus the real success of Marx et al is those who died by never being born and not coincidentally, baptized. How long will God allow this outrage and carnage?
The Return To Order Led By Today’s College Yewts? – If the recent trend of the 20 somethings holds, there may indeed be a light at the end of a very long and -3 days of darkness-black tunnel:
“About 40 percent of Generation Z high school seniors disagreed that men should be breadwinners and women homemakers, compared to more than 60 percent in the mid-’90s. That study, led by sociologist David Cotter from Union College, shows that younger generations are turning back towards traditional gender roles after a half century of going in the opposite direction.”
Now if we can just get them to Mass on a regular basis and into pursuing vocations instead of vainglorious careers and we may be onto something!
Media Parakeets: What Is This “Journalism” You Speak Of? – The now infamous “Nunes memo” could have provided Woodward and Bernstein, Edgar R. Murrow and even Ben Franklin with enough investigative journalism “to-do’s” to keep them busy for months if not years. Instead the left or right-wing plums that advanced the political positions of whoever is the newsmaker are favored but the audience is never told this (unless they listen to the Mike Church Show). The public then mistakenly brambles about believing they are “informed” and ready to do SJW battle on social media and around water-coolers everywhere; there’s just one hangup: the Truth has been removed. Robert Merry reports that this is not just what “the Liberal Media” does, the usual suspects in the conservative echo chamber do it to (told ya so).
“[if the facts] contradict the embraced narrative, are simply ignored or dismissed as combatants hammer away from their usual scripts. This isn’t confined to liberals; you can see it at a high pitch every night on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program.”
And the revolving door continues spinning; the souls of millions becoming cage liners for elite ruling master’s preening parakeets.
Excuse Me Senator But Please Sign This Form of Excommunication – Father Dwight Longenecker stands alone against the anti-catholic zeitgeist that Catholics are being swept up in thanks to abortion advocacy and obsessive promotion of sodomy. Longenecker is now asking the Bishops of 14 “Catholic” members of the U.S. Senate to begin the excommunication process for their vote against a band on late term abortions last week. And check out Fr. Longenecker’s chart which shows the Senator, his diocese AND his Ordinary!
Buchanan: The Hillary Fix Was In At The FBI – The political anomaly that is the election of Donald J Trump continues to grow as we learn more and more about the Deep State’s efforts to stop it. The powers that be, so covet their positions as official megalomaniacs that the thought of the “service” part of “public service” is a nightmare to be avoided at all costs including the destruction of the system that bestows their unearned power upon them. Such is the case with the FBI and “RussiaGate”.
“If Americans are losing confidence in the FBI, whose fault is that? Is there not evidence that a hubristic cadre at the apex of the FBI — Comey, McCabe, Strzok foremost among them — decided the Republic must be saved from Trump and, should Hillary fail, they would step in and move to abort the Trump presidency at birth?”
Got that, citizen? The FBI was going to try and do to Trump what the CIA did to Ngo Dinh Diehm, Mossadeq and Ghadaffi.
Why Are There Over 125,630 ‘Murican Troops Stationed In 3 Countries, 30 Years After War Ended? – If you added up the ‘Muircan military in South Korea, Germany and Japan, you’d get 125,630, “protecting” against “reengagements” with armies that no longer exist. This is what the ‘Murican empire has become, a hulking blob that cannot muster the courage to end the grift the MIC’s, overseas deployments require. Ryan Cooper has had it:
“Perhaps some soldiers and personnel can provide some useful mostly non-violent public goods, like standing guard over shipping lanes or internet transmission lines. But insofar as they are involved in violent, pointless imperialism, they should be pulled out immediately. Instead of the current knee-jerk belief that whatever the military does is good by definition, there should be an opposite bias against war. Blowing people up should be the policy of absolute last resort.”
Amen to that, amen.
The Deep State’s Memo Recap – If you haven’t heard much about the now infamous “memo” the House Intelligence Committee prepared after its investigation into RussiaGate, here’s a 7 point rundown of the business as usual deceit the Deep State enlisted to thwart the election of Donald Trump.
The Federal Monstrosity, Making Debt Great Again – People used to fear a debt-induced market crash/correction but since Daddy Big Brother is promising an Oprah-esque “you get a paid family leave and you get a paid leave and errybody gets a paid leave!” the hoi polloi are either oblivious to the debt bomb that’s ticking in Mordor or don’t care about it exploding. This while we learn that there are now real consequences looming and the big-debt ruling masters “are out of maneuvering room“.
SOTU: The #MAGA Faitfhul got What They Voted For – One thing can be said for last night’s State of The Empire speech: if you are a flag-waving, national anthem singing, red, white & blue “patriot” you are flying high, flush with cash and looking forward to a land war in Asia. The NY Post’s Michael Goodwin says Trump is “teaching Republicans How To Fight”, that may be, but from where I sit, he is teaching the ‘Murican middle-class how to wear their ‘Murican pride like they’re wearing their faith. That faith of course is in the backseat yelling slow down while Trump & the MAGA minions enjoy the ultimate materialist’s moment. Marx is smiling from Hell.
The Palmetto State Becomes The Sycophant State To Uncle Sam – The MAG hysteria has now reaching embarrassing and dangerous levels: the GOVERNOR of South Carolina, Henry McMaster has issued a proclamation demanding that all South Carolinian’s stop whatever it is they are doing this SUNDAY and stand, place their hand over their hearts and sign the national anthem before the Stupid Bow starts.
“I ask that all South Carolinians show the world our state’s resolute commitment to supporting our troops by standing for the national anthem wherever you watch the Super Bowl with your loved ones this Sunday. #IStand”
Got that, Murican? This Sunday, show your faith and devotion to the force on earth that matters most and is “the greatest symol of freedom in the history of the world”,
the ‘Muircan flag The Cross of Christ.
Doctor, Doctor, Give Me The Screws… – The transgenderMammy™ contagion has spread so deeply into the medical profession that young women are now being mutilated for profit without any oversight and no mental counseling. That is the conclusion of the new book When Harry Became Sally reviewed here by Austin Ruse, and it ain’t for the squeamish.
“One girl started on testosterone gel at 18, switching shortly thereafter to injections. At college her “voice broke,” her hips narrowed, her shoulders broadened. Then she had her otherwise healthy breasts amputated, an operation that was botched and left her with severe scarring. Anderson points out that in all these interactions with the medical profession she never received any counseling on why “she felt so strongly that she wanted to be a man.” She now says, “I have become a female who looks like a man. I will always have a broken voice and will never grow breasts…” And she never received even a moment of counseling.” [Emphasis mine-M.Ç.]
The book’s stories are harrowing from the point of view that bodies and lives are being physically altered with no chance of repair. This is being done, allegedly, to bring about a more fairer world in which those born into the bodies of the sex they believe is not for them. But what is fair about having your breasts cut off while being doped up with drugs that get you banned from any professional sport? This is the work of Beazelbub and the boys and the poor souls who undergo these mutilations are the prizes.
DeceptiCONNED: Why The War Party Hates Putin – MBD posits that Putin “hatin'” has become a John Boltonesque blood sport precisely because he keeps showing up in the places ‘Murica’s aggression leaves him no option but to bolt to, like Crimea after Ukraine.
The accusations of Putin’s influence have been hottest precisely where democratic results have upset the historical self-confidence of the post-Cold War liberal order: Brexit and Trump. Putin’s influence is a way of explaining why the destiny of liberal champions was upset by populist ogres, why liberal policies haven’t pulled us into the final glory at the end of history, or why the liberal world was vulnerable to these “mistakes,” the ones produced by voters.
Of course, if you are reader of this space you know the real reason the DeceptiCONS despise Putin and Russia in general.
What Ale And Coffee Snobs Want For Christmas – Joseph Pearce gives us his literary recommendations for Christmas gift giving if you’re going to buy fiction books.
It’s January 2018 And The Immodesty Is About To Go Nuclear Because It WENT Nuclear – Venerable Bishop Sheen called out ‘Muricah back in the 1960’s while speaking to a group of young Catholics on “Youth and Sex”: “8:15 in the morning, the 6th of August, 1945, when we flew a military plane over this city, when we dropped that atomic bomb on it; that bomb on blotted out boundaries. There was no longer a boundary between the military and the civilian, between the helper and the helped, between the wounded and the nurse and the doctor, between the living and the dead. For even the living who escaped the bomb were already half dead. So we broke down boundaries and limits and from that time on the world has said we want no one limiting me. … You want no restraint, no boundaries, no limits. I have to do what I want to do. Now let’s analyze that for a moment, is that happiness?”
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The Tragedy of Post Christian, Philosophia Perennis Devoid Thinking – Read this piece from AmConMag writer Noah Millman to get a closeup view of why Philosophia Perennis is so desperately needed to corral the erroneous thinking Men are sure to engage in when NOT grounded in the eternal quest for True Wisdom i.s. Sapientia. The issue Noah, is not whether “only the Saints” can live by the Magisterial code, it is that by God’s Grace the Saints DID live the Tradition WHILE receiving the Graces needed to do so. You cannot approach Grace as zero sum, mathematics, as in if I do ______ I will receive ______ “Grace credits” but if I do ______I will have deducted ______ Grace Credits. Grace is present in the world and we are given the supply needed at Baptism, the suffering of the Christian Faithful is simply to maintain the state you enter at Baptism, using the Gospels and the Traditional Teaching as MEANS to that END. As Padré Gaetano tells us in Humility of Heart: “And has not a saint abundant reasons, from the thought of his own weakness, to live always in a state of great humility, when he knows that from one hour to another he may lose the grace of God and the kingdom of heaven which he has merited by years of laboriously-acquired virtues? “Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”