Mandeville, LA – Today’s Pile of Prep: most of the stories and research used to put together the Mike Church Show on the Veritas Radio Network’s CRUSADE Channel. 2017 is here and WELCOME to the All-New, Mike Church Show on the CRUSADE Channel, listen LIVE for Free (don’t cost nuthin’).
Sapientia et Veritas -“If I’m not loved, that’s just too bad! I tell the whole truth, and if anyone doesn’t wish to know the truth, let her not come looking for me. We should never allow kindness to degenerate into weakness. When we have scolded someone with just reason, we must leave the matter there, without allowing ourselves to be touched to the point of tormenting ourselves for having caused pain or at seeing one suffer and cry. To run after the afflicted one, to console her, does more harm than good. Leaving her to herself forces her to have recourse to God, in order to see her faults and humble herself.” – The Story of A Soul, Saint Terese of Lisieux
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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.
First Things: Innocent ‘Til Proven Guilty. Second Things, Roy Moore’s Accusers Haven’t Accused – If you are looking for a Pollyanna to assist the baby-dismemberers and give them moral cover, look no further than Rod Dreher. Dreher, has perfected the situational, circumstantial “ethics” or “morals” he is exalted as a champion of. Dreher has joined the dismemberment mob in convicting Moore of acts that even if true, in the worst case, amount to what used to be called “carnal knowledge of a juvenile”, a crime for sure but one that Moore would have committed 30 years ago. Did Moore confess his sin, beg forgiveness and amend his ways? The public record says that he did. What then should the pious Dreher et al hang their hats on for the “he’s worse than Franken, Conyers et al” and Alabama “Christians” should sit the election out?
“Trump will be an avatar for the restoration of Christian morality and social unity is beyond delusional. He is not a solution to America’ s cultural decline, but a symptom of it. So is Roy Moore. So is the Republican Party. The idea that the party of Bill Clinton, of abortion-at-all-costs, and mandatory transgenderism in public schools has gotten out ahead of the GOP on sexual morality tells you all you need to know.” [emphasis mine, from Dreher’s Benedict Option]
Got that Christian citizen? Aborters and TrannyMammy™ pimps are morally “in front” of the GOP. While I concur the GOP is corrupt, that statement is, to coin a phrase, holy-hubris. In the absence of accusers, perhaps Dreher et al would advocate a tribunal of candidate’s confessors or pastors be convened before any campaigning begins to determine if any, confessed and forgiven, non-capital offense, sins, pose a problem for the Media Industrial Complex’s moral courts. Courts that by the by, have no moral authority to appeal to or cite for their pious pronouncements other than the remnants of the Faith they’ve all rejected in one form or another.
Recognizing Reality Requires Considering All of Reality, Not Just The One DeceptiCONS See – Daniel Larison makes the signal point that President Trump’s “recognition of Jerusalem” as a “reality” is missing something, namely the entire reality of the Middle East that includes a country called Palestine.
Time Proclaims The #MeToo As “Person of The Year” Giving The Alphanumeric Revolt Against Nature An Award – I have been asking the question lately: of all the women claiming abuse and using the #MeToo what were they doing when they were being #MeToo’d? Now Time Magazine comes along and proclaims the nebulous group and their alphanumeric symbol as “Person of The Year”; the TrannyMammy™ homage to a world gone stark raving mad in its revolt against God. The men accused of doing the #MeToo’ing are of course guilty of not acting like men but instead acting like the hedonistic louts the sexual revolution told them to be. Time gives us the raison d’etre of its decision to honor the #MeToo’ers.
We are in the middle of the beginning of this upheaval. There is so much that we still don’t know about its ultimate impact. How far-reaching will it be? How deep into the country? How far down the organizational chart? Will there be a backlash?
Got that citizen?: if Social Justice Warriors and the media industrial complex that Time is a kingpin player in think we need a revolt/revolution then, like in Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein, “I think it is about time that ve had vone [isc]!” There doesn’t need to be any actual cause or need for the revolution because one can be manufactured in today’s “postings”. One need not also consider the ramifications of the revolt because all revolts are good if enough SJW’s say so.
‘Murican Culture Has No Virtue To Export So Why Do We Think Our Foreign Policy Is An Exception (it isn’t) – Yesterday, Prewsident Donald Trump proclaimed the global supremacy of the ‘Murican government and its titular head by waving his scepter and knighting Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. This matters because our government’s ersatz morality is the greatest on earth therefore if we say a capitol must be moved and recognized in its new stead, by Hoth & Asgaard, it shall be done. In Phony Virtue Is Ruining Western Society, William Smith sets the record straight.
“America’s boastful virtue signaling against dictators, for example, has killed tens of thousands of innocents in Iraq and Syria, created a zombie state in Libya, and may some day instigate a nuclear war with Russia. As in Hollywood, at the forefront of American foreign policy are prideful proclamations of sympathy for the oppressed in other nations, but backstage one finds the droning of innocents and whole nations reduced to terrorism, famine, and anarchy.”
Bingo. All one need do is the look at the Hades on Earth we have helped create in Yemen for evidence of our guilt and yet the Yemen atrocity rolls on, into year 3 now. But don’t worry, Israel got a new capitol, boyyyyyyy!
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: The Imaginative Conservative’s Stephen Klugewicz Nobly Calls For A Return To Magnanimity.
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: JunkBond Gregory Carpenter has been warning for TWO YEARS now on the CRUSADE Channel’s Reverse Deception to NOT own voice activated devices like an Alexa or Echo. We should have paid closer attention.
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: The daughter of Romanian immigrants who suffered under the pinko-communist monster that was Nicolair Cauesescu, warns that Harvard and ‘Murican universities are becoming communist havens.
Santa Claus IS Coming To Town, For Realz. The Real Story of Saint Nicholas – St Nicholas, bishop of Myra, was a man of many accomplishments including being the patron saint of barrel makers, patron of thieves and patron saint of sailors. He also famously slapped Arias at the Council of Nicea after calling him a petulant heretic.
This Is ‘Muricah, You Will Go Sodomite, Bake Our Cake And like It – “The un-baked wedding cake heard round the world” is one ‘Murican revolutionary way to describe the fiasco that just made it to the SCOTUS. Arguments were made yesterday in the case of Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Bake Shop vs Charlie Craig and David Mullins. Craig and Mullins had enlisted Craig’s mother to accompany them to the bake shop and order a “wedding cake” for the Sodomite Suitors to celebrate their diabolical “union”. When Phillips, a Christian, refused, the current controversy was unleashed which basically amounts to this: if you have a place of public accommodation of any sort, can you be made to conform your belief system to that of your local TrannyMammy™, sodomite and lesbian kow-towing to, legislative body? From the Federalist’s Jeremiah Keenan:
Since same-sex marriage is obviously “engaged in exclusively or predominantly” by “gays, lesbians, and bisexuals,” it follows that same-sex marriages, in all the publically marketed services they may require, cannot be discriminated against any more than the two Same Sex Attraction individuals getting married.
So basically, Catholics would be precluded from refusing services that could be used for adultery, hook-up/shack-up activities (think futon sale and delivery) and anything else you can imagine that living a Christian life precludes you from materially participating in.
This Is Jack Phillips’ “Statement On What The Land of The Free & Homosexual Home Of The Aggrieved Has Become – “For that decision, which was guided by an established set of religious beliefs, I’ve endured a five-year court battle. It’s been very hard on me and my family. There have been tears and many difficult days for us. We have faced death threats and harassment. I’ve had to stop creating the wedding art that I love, which means we’ve lost much of our business—so much so, that we are now struggling to pay our bills and keep the shop afloat. It’s hard to believe that the government is forcing me to choose between providing for my family and employees and violating my relationship with God. That is not freedom. That is not tolerance.” Read the whole statement here given before the SCOTUS here.
Who Dares To Trouble The Great And Powerful Oz’s Of The SCOTUS!? – Read the proceedings of yesterday’s arguments in the Masterpiece Bakery case, they might surprise you.
Trump Just Reversed The Great Land Snatch of 2012 – How Congress Snatched The Power To Own Lands redux, Donald J Trump smackdown edition!
On The 3rd Day of Advent Mitter Savior Gave To Me – If you take notice, Advent is making a HUGE comeback this year. I have now seen feature pieces published on 3 major news aggregator websites I frequent including this piece from Anna Mussman at the Federalist.
“When Christmas follows Advent, it becomes a real holiday—a holy day—not just something we build from giftwrap and department store sales.”
What all these essays have in common is the acknowledgement that the only way to “put Christ back into Christmas” is actually to hide him in a dark drawer somewhere AFTER you’ve put up your Nativity scene. Why? Well, because he isn’t in the Nativity until Christmas Eve at midnight, that’s why! Please check out my brief suggestions for Advent activities and events, I will be adding to the song list every day, too!
The “Contraception Kills Diaries”, Episode 7,726 – The evidence continues to mount that contraception is the handmaiden to abortion and is as deadly as abortion too. In contracepting human life, we make the conscious decision to defy God’s will and His plan for us, an act against nature. Just like any other act against nature e.g. sodomy, the consequences are grave. Put another way, if you tell God to go pound sand and take his revealed plan for the marital act with you, he will get angry, as he should. Now comes the science that backs up God’s justified anger.
Among women who used hormonal contraceptives currently or recently, the risk of attempting suicide was nearly double that of women who had never used contraceptives. The risk was triple for suicide. The patch was linked to the highest risk of suicide attempts, followed by IUD, the vaginal ring and then pills.
Kelsey Harkness puts the pedal to the metal in her examination of this trend and notes that over half (53%) of teenaged girls in ‘Muricah are on the pill. Question: how did that happen and what might mom and dad be doing that sets the example for the girls to follow? Wanna get the Order corrected? Start where you can make an impact and explain contraception to you “pro-life,” Ortho Novum popping friends.
The “Contraception Kills Diaries:, Episode 7,727 – If you want to see what happens when a society places its faith in being industrial, sexual and in defiance of God’s will as detailed above, look no farther than the crumbling civilization of Japan; home to world’s most austere fertility rate and also home to the real Walking Dead. As the NY Times chronicles in a major piece for their weekend editions, Japan will not see another “Rising Sun”.
The huge government apartment complex where Mrs. Ito has lived for nearly 60 years — one of the biggest in Japan, a monument to the nation’s postwar baby boom and aspirations for a modern, American way of life — suddenly became known for something else entirely: the “lonely deaths” of the world’s most rapidly aging society. “4,000 lonely deaths a week,” estimated the cover of a popular weekly magazine this summer, capturing the national alarm.
Read it if you have the stomach for learning about 84 year old men who live in their own 200 sq foot apartments, die and aren’t discovered for 3 years.
Will You Go Black-Sodomite Santa Or Will you Go Carmelite? – It had to happen, a children’s book tells the story of “Mr. Claus”, Santa’s husband who is a jolly old sodomite and also happens to be black. A writer named Alexander Phanor Faury wants you to know that Sodomite Santa will help you get to the real meaning of Christmas.
“The overriding theme in this children’s book is that there is lots of joy in being different. And isn’t love, peace, happiness synonymous with the holidays, no matter how one chooses to celebrate? Sadly those most in need of a refresher course on the true meaning of the holidays will miss out on this timeless story…”
So the “refresher course” line means that Sodomite Santa has always been, Modern man has just forgotten!? What’s next a Sodomite Savior?
The “Pence Rule” is Prudence For Gentleman Which Is Why Gal Queda Is Shrieking Over It – Vice President Mike Pence is quoted as saying that he worked his entire career intentionally avoiding being left alone with female co-workers to avoid the possibility of workplace impropriety. What exactly is wrong with this that has members of Gal Queda so flustered? This should be obvious: the golden calf that is women in the workplace is on the auction block. The editor of Christianity today, Kathryn Beaty makes the right point for the wrong reason.
“Offering the Pence rule as a solution to male predation is like saying, ‘I can’t meet with you one on one, otherwise I might eventually assault you. If that’s the case, we have far deeper problems around men and power than any personal conduct rule can solve.”
But wait, what Pence did there was charitable toward his female employees/staffers etc: he removed the possibility that one of them might fall to temptation as well as guard against his own.
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 December 2017 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?”
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.”