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. 2016 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 -Therefore, venerable brethren, as on former occasions when it seemed opportune to refute false teaching, We have addressed you in the interests of the Church and of the common weal, and have issued letters bearing on political power, human liberty, the Christian constitution of the State, and like matters, so have We thought it expedient now to speak on the condition of the working classes. It is a subject on which We have already touched more than once, incidentally. But in the present letter, the responsibility of the apostolic office urges Us to treat the question of set purpose and in detail, in order that no misapprehension may exist as to the principles which truth and justice dictate for its settlement. The discussion is not easy, nor is it void of danger. It is no easy matter to define the relative rights and mutual duties of the rich and of the poor, of capital and of labor. And the danger lies in this, that crafty agitators are intent on making use of these differences of opinion to pervert men’s judgments and to stir up the people to revolt. – Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum
DeceptiCONNED, Trump Edition – President Trump delivered his first address to Congress and the nation, served up heaping helpings of USA! USA! red meat; then, in some passages, sounded like a New Deal era populist. His calls to spend $1 TRILLION on a new porkulus, succubus, stimulus “infrastructure package” should have brought howls of indignation from those who know Keynesian spending to be a farce but instead it brought whoops of applause. Trump mentioned the word “debt” one time, didn’t mention the looming deficit explosion nor the soon to expire “debt ceiling”.
DeceptiCONNED Flashback – The GOP hypocrites all fell in line to oppose the Obama, $965 BILLION “Stimulus” back in 2009, membah, membah!? Here’s a small sample: “House and Senate Republicans expressed strong opposition Tuesday to President Obama’s $835 billion stimulus package now before Congress. Rep. Zach Wamp, Tennessee Republican, told CNN in no uncertain terms that he will vote against the bill once it reaches the House floor. Democrats hold the majority in the House and Senate, but Mr. Obama seeks bipartisan support for his plan, the biggest such stimulus package in history. “We’re going to vote ‘no,’” Mr. Wamp said. “They’re (the Democrats) going to slam dunk this, and we’re going to go into debt. We’re going to vote ‘no.’” And what are DeceptiCONS saying about Franklin DelanoTrump’s $1 Trillion “infrastructure” which is simply “stimulus” spelled differently.
Not Being Diabolically Correct Will Cost You $20,000 – The EEOC has released the results of a “discrimination” lawsuit brought by a federal worker against another federal worker for the use of the term Hebrew slave in an email exchange over a vacation request. Think I’m making that up? Eugene Volokh has all the diabolically correct details, among them are: “Moreover, the comment was especially personal for S1 because it dredged up memories of how her family was targeted for systematically murder, incarceration, and deportation during the Holocaust. Complainant testified that S1’s comments made her “incredibly sad,” which we find to be a reasonable response to S1’s actions. The fact that S1 may have intended his comment to be a joke or a cliché does not soften the offense any more here than it would if he had uttered an equally offensive racial slur. We determine that a reasonable person in Complainant’s circumstances would find that S1’s comment was severe enough to create a hostile work environment based on her religion. Thus, we find that the AJ properly found that Complainant was subjected to religious harassment….” This is “freedom of religion” in reverse, on steroids. If someone let slip a “Jesus Christ” after stapling their finger to a piece of paper, would that constitute an incident of “religious harassment”!? You already know the answer to that, despite the fact that Blasphemy could have been the intent AND the result.
NOT Shocking – The People Behind The Technology Of The Judgement Pornosphere™ Are Miserable – The Guardian reveals the miserable, personal lives of some of the engineers and code warriors behind Twitter, Facebook et al. Note that misery comes in the form of “scraping by” on a mere six figure income and other such first world problems. Also note, just as I have been telling you for years, there is a baked in animosity towards family life in Silicon Valley. The star of the story is a Twitter employee: “The biggest cost is his $3,000 rent – which he said was “ultra cheap” for the area – for a two-bedroom house in San Francisco, where he lives with his wife and two kids. He’d like a slightly bigger property, but finds himself competing with groups of twentysomethings happy to share accommodation while paying up to $2,000 for a single room. “Families are priced out of the market,” he said, adding that family-friendly cafes and restaurants have slowly been replaced by “hip coffee shops”.” The story also details the 3 hour long commutes of “secretaries” among other prices to be paid for slinging pixels and bits around to make possible Pridebook™ and company.
To The Moon Alice! – SpaceX, the company that boasts the world’s first privately operated, near-earth orbit spacecraft says it will fly a pair of “citizens” the moon and back next year. Just how they intend to accomplish the feat considering their recent failures to launch smaller craft into low orbit remains to be seen although the CGI images of how the spacecraft are going to be made to look are really cool.
If At First You Don’t Secede, Try, Try Again – Secession fever is sweeping the continent of Europe as the relics of Christendom grapple with the fact that in the span of 400 years, Europe has had its population decimated by genocide, two World Wars, authoritarian control by Communists and Nazis and now abortion and birth control and all it has to show for it are gilded offices in Brussels, the yoke of the EU’s taxes and an ascendant Islam that threatens what Christendom stave off for 1200 years: a Muslim Caliphate. While ‘Muricans are not wrasslin’ with identical demons they are similar and secession is now back on the table in ‘Muricah too. Patrick J Buchanan thinks this movement will grow, and I concur. “California seceding sounds like a cause that could bring San Francisco Democrats into a grand alliance with Breitbart. A new federalism – a devolution of power and resources away from Washington and back to states, cities, towns and citizens, to let them resolve their problems their own way and according to their own principles – may be the price of retention of the American Union. Let California be California; let red state America be red state America.” Buchanan even quotes Pope Leo XIII’s Rerum Novarum. What Leo predicted has all come true and the process of undo this calamity and restoring the Old World Order must begin…just sayin’.
Weekend Tip: Pray The Rosary, Defeat Diabolical Libs And Save The Free World With President Trump – If the headline didn’t send you running for the exits, read all about the diabolical hordes of Moloch who are now publicly consummating their hatred of President Trump by calling for an international day of chanting hexes at the President! The story is from Elle Magazine and contains this among other Devil’s Food nuggets. “[Michael] Hughes explained that he chose a binding spell because “we’re not wishing harm on anyone, we’re just trying to stop the harm they’re doing. It’s not the equivalent of punching a Nazi in the face, it’s the equivalent of tying him up and taking his bullhorn away.” Whatever. I won’t link to the tweet that contains the graphic to the right of this story because the woman who tweeted it out appears diabolically inspired. (go to the ELLE story and you can follow her if you like but be forewarned, this stuff is dangerous). From my Facebook page I offer the following:Trump To Perverts Pushing transgender Bathrooms For 8 Year Olds: I’ve Gone Carmelite – The Trump Administration has informed “the nations” school systems that they may ignore the Obama adminsitration’s “bathroom policy” issued as an edict from a A.G. turned Ober Grüben Füeher Lynch. The howls coming from the usual suspects get the impact of this move exactly backwards, for example, Nancy Haque of Basic Rights Oregon moaned “a message that something is wrong with them, which is harmful”. No, Nancy, it is harmful to tell children they may reject their natural biology, mutilate their bodies and live a lie as something they are not. The suicide rate for those “in transition” is north of 40%; why isn’t that the “harm” being discussed most? Because Moloch needs the continued increase in rejecting the Natural Order to continue and for once, “we’ve inched away from the abyss”.
The “Benedict Option” Relies On The Holy Name Of A Roman Catholic Saint, So Why Is The “Ben-Op” Decidedly NOT Catholic? – Rod Drehere’s new book The Benedict Option will debut next month to much controversy and fanfare and unfortunately at the expense of the work of the book’s Muse, Saint Benedict. I haven’t rad the book yet but I’ve been reading Dreher for years on the subject and he presents a misguided view of what Saint Benedict accomplished which is nothing short of the establishment of the Monastic Life and the spread of Catholicism throughout The Continent. As Brother André Marie reminds us: “Saint Benedict died on March 21, standing before the altar, just after he had received Holy Communion. In his humility, he never became a priest. His life was written by the Pope, Saint Gregory the Great. The Benedictine Order, as we are told in the martyrologies of its monasteries, has given the Catholic Church 57,000 known saints. This great Order has also given the Catholic Church thirty-five Popes, of whom seventeen have been declared either Saints or Blesseds.” That Dreher, a fallen away former Catholic, is using this magnificent example of Catholic piety and humility to promote a quasi-Christian retreat from life is antithetical to the life that Saint Benedict and Benedictines have lived ever since.
After Likening Trump To Hitler, Journalists Upset They’re Not Getting Called On For Questions: Members of the mainstream media were left fuming this afternoon after President Trump refused to call on any of their organizations for the third straight press conference. Yet many of these same news organizations have likened Trump to the Taliban and Adolf Hitler, floated false rumors about his use of a Russian prostitute, and accused his administration of being pro-slavery. After Trump avoided calling on MSNBC during today’s presser with Benjamin Netanyahu, MSNBC’s Peter Alexander complained that the conservative journalists he did call on didn’t ask “real questions” like he would have.
How The West Was Lost: Globalization Killed Middle ‘Muricah & Some Are Happy About It – When the secular globalists slimed their way out of the Soviet Union and the Riviera’s , Marxist Mezzanines, headed for ‘Muricah, their scheme was to urbanize as much of the West and its yewts as possible; program them to be what the Bee Gees called “Children of The World”; and then turn them against the farms, fields, dairies, small towns, families and Churches from whence they came. Plied full of the elixir of non-stop porn, casual sex and easy money, these children took root on the coasts and in Mordor on the Potomac and then like the spores from Invasion of the Body Snatchers, began to assimilate those “Left Behind” in those now rotting small towns etc. Think that’s harsh? Think your little darling wasn’t duped by this globalist cabal? Victor Davis Hanson lays out the scam in chilling detail as only he can. “America’s rural class was gobbled up in a variety of ways. The consolidation of agriculture, the outsourcing and automation of manufacturing, and franchising of retailing created an underclass dependent on social services and low wages. A smaller and mostly younger group got with the plan, left rural America, fled to the coasts or regional big cities, obtained the proper credentials and became successful. Some in between stayed on and went about their old ways, often confused that the familiar but often empty landscapes and infrastructure might still mean that business could go on as usual.” Read the whole piece and then consider our CRUSADE to undo this paradigm and restore order, does it make sense now?
The Walking Dead: How Zombies & Tyrant Libs Try And Destroy The Proper Order – If you haven’t watched the Walking Dead TV show, you could spend a couple weekends catching up on Netflix before diving into this last season which is filled with what I can only characterize as a defense of tradition! Note that über bad-guy tyrant’s last act of society wide tyranny was what? A gun registration program that led to gun confiscation! Dead also refused to take the cheap shot of placing gay men in positions to make statements with their homosexuality instead portraying at least one of them as valuable for their contributions to the clan while NOT sexually acting. Then there is the character Morgan who I have been cataloguing in his campaign for life. Yes, pro-life!
“We don’t have to kill people,” says Morgan and Carol replies “of course we do.” “Carol,” says Morgan, “[y]ou don’t like it.”
Scott Morefield has an interesting take on Negan’s gun confiscation campaign and Rick Grimes and company’s congealing view that it and life, liberty cannot exist together. Morgan has an ongoing struggle with Carol over when killing is justified and when its not. Yes, a “Just War” theory discussion! More on that here.
Will You Go 60 Year Old Or Will you Go Carmelite? – Ben Shapiro, host/editor of The Daily Wire gets the opportunity to talk some seriously misguided yewts at Ferris State University in Big Rapids MI. Shapiro fields a question about the “right” to “choose” your gender being a human right that must be accepted, promoted and defended by all. Watch and learn how to position yourself as a Carmelite in the DC culture.
Today is World Radio Day Or More Appropriately, World Noise Day – I’m not sure what World Radio Day is all about today but Bishop James recalls that Aldus Huxley wrote about the “Age of Noise” 70 years ago and he was writing about radio. This before “Rock-N-Roll”, soft core porn on Country Music and loudmouths screaming war on talk-radio. Bishop Conley tells us what World Radio Day could be.
Stand With Rand: The Junior Senator From KY Is Hunting DeceptiCONS – I spent two Presidential election campaigns stumping for Congressman Ron Paul, largely because I agreed with him 98% of the time, but I also saw in Paul a man of actual principals who would not be moved by the whims of the Judgement Pornosphere™. Pauls’ son Rand has always shown some of these qualities despite running a mercurial campaign for the GOP nomination won by President Trump. Now it appears that Paul has made it a cause celebre to thwart the DeceptiCONS infiltartion of Trump’s State Department. W. James Antle III points out that Paul is enjoying some success at this including his oath that the war-lusting “Ambassador” John Bolton must not be allowed any position at State.
The “Great Manipulator”, Steve Bannon, Is Responsible For The CRUSADE Channel – If the Has-Been-Media wanted a sideshow story to go along with Time Magazine’s cover story this week showing my replacement on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel, Steven K Bannon they might contact me. I read with great attention the description Mr Bannon’s decades long quest for revenge for the obilteration of the working class and their vocations in the Rust Belt. The author of the Time story actually quotes Bannon from his early days as my replacement on Patriot, this is amazing: I was that close to world-dominating-power! “[A friend] too, was struck by what he calls Bannon’s “rather severe outlook on what our nation is going through.” Bannon noted repeatedly on his radio show that “we’re at war” with radical jihadis in places around the world. This is “a global existential war” that likely will become “a major shooting war in the Middle East again.” War with China may also be looming, he has said. This conviction is central to the Breitbart mission, he explained in November 2015: “Our big belief, one of our central organizing principles at the site, is that we’re at war.” Of course the above narrative is served only in response to the Time story because I harbor nothing but amity towards Mr. Bannon who also filled in for me a dozen or so times when I was on SiriusXM Patriot, but man, I was that close to *sarcasm* “RULING THE WORLD”! If you have a Time subscription read the whole thing here, Rod Dreher has excerpts.
Revealed For Realz: The Diabolical, Dumbocrat Party & Its Horde of Teachers Union Orcs – Yesterday, the Vice President (Mike Pence) cast the tie-breaking vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVoss as Secretary of Education. WHY did the Dumbocrat Party invest weeks of phone calls, emails, TV and internet ad campaigns to defeat the Education nominee? Two words: teachers unions. These diabolical hordes that have controlled the “public education establishment” since the 1950’s have huge unions that rely on Mordor’s patronage and protection. The mere suggestion that private or even public “charter” schooling might get a boost from Trump is cause enough to ring the “all hands on deck” alarm in Hades: this is war. As the WSJ explains this is about evil’s survival: “The answer is the cold-blooded reality of union power and money. The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are, along with environmentalists, the most powerful forces in today’s Democratic Party. They elect Democrats, who provide them more jobs and money, which they spend to elect more Democrats, and so on. To keep this political machine going, they need to maintain their monopoly control over public education.” We should all pray that President Trump is swayed to bring the DOE to an end by castrating the beast from the inside, listen to Kevin Gutzman and my conversation about this on this week’s Constitution hour.
MSNBC: Watch Out For “All The President’s DEAD Men” – If there is such a thing as a “journalist” at MSNBC you may spend the next four years looking for the creature and come up empty handed, then there’s Katy Tur. In an interview with U.s. Senator Deb Fischer, Tur insisted that because President Trump has disdain for the obvious bias shown him by “journalists” that he might “go after them” and that may result in “suspicious deaths”. So now President Trump, because he has not publicly, loudly denounced then threatened President Putin, must think all that Putin does or has done is good, wholesome and repeatable. What’s next, because President Trump hasn’t by name done the same for insert bad guy name here, he harbors secret desires to copy their work too? The madness of the Has-Been Media grows daily as Katie Couric’s channeling the thoughts of transgender fetuses showed us. Then There’s This…
It’s February 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 limitsI 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.”