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Sapientia et Veritas – “Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world; so far, I mean, as we are now at liberty to do it; for let me not be understood as capable of patronizing infidelity to existing engagements. I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is always the best policy. I repeat it, therefore, let those engagements be observed in their genuine sense. But, in my opinion, it is unnecessary and would be unwise to extend them.” – Washington’s Farewell Address
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After 70 Years Of Conflict With North Korea, Time To Let Kim Be Someone Else’s Problem – Pat Buchanan makes the case that the U.S.A. has bled and spent enough on “containment” of North Korea and that the South Koreans are perfectly capable of taking on the pinko-commie bully that Kim Jong Un has become. “Why not move U.S. forces off the peninsula, let South Korean troops replace them, sell Seoul all the modern weapons it needs, and let Seoul build its own nuclear arsenal to deter the North? Remove any incentive for Kim to attack us, except to invite his own suicide. And tell China: Halt Kim’s ICBM program, or we will help South Korea and Japan become nuclear powers like Britain and France.” The hemisphere Korea is in is rapidly becoming a cauldron that is going to produce a war with carnage and destruction we don’t have the capacity to imagine. It is long past time for the U.S. to listen to Geo. Washington and leave that armageddon to its agitators.
The War Against Reality Part 7,491: Christianity Is The Enemy of Community – Folks, you just can’t make this stuff up: “Christian anti-modernists may be the most tragic participants in the anti-modernist cause, however. Both Chaput and Dreher would do well to ponder more deeply the charges coming from other anti-modernists that their religion is the real driver of globalist liberalism. Some contemporary ethnic separatists — like, for example, Alain de Benoist — name Christianity itself as the enemy of community, identity, and spirituality.” The author is Benjamin Teitlebaum and he is reviewing Archbishop Chaput and Rod Dreher’s books on the collapse of Christian society in ‘Muricah. The suggestion that dissolving communities are the result OF Christianity is like concluding that butter is the result of chicken poop.
California Dreamin’ Nightmarin’-The Golden State Has Turned Red – There was a time when many ‘Muricans dreamed of moving to California and enjoying the good life: moderate year-round climate, plentiful natural resources, sunny beaches, beauty everywhere you turn and boundless opportunity. That was then and this is now: California is the poster child of what not to allow a “republic” to become. The state that was settled by the Franciscans and Dominicans is now dominated by the Browns and the lgbqT-Virus infectedAND it’s 900 billion degrees of broke, but hey, a little CalExit will fix that! Victor Davis Hanson, a Callie resident for life, nails this squalor but totally botches the question of whether Callie can leave the union. That question is properly, legally answered in my edition of Is Davis A Traitor available here. Bottom line: ANY state can leave the Union. None have the courage or good sense to do so but they can. Cowabunga!
Google’s Revolt Against Biology Runs Into Employees Who Have Looked into The Mirror – http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-10/google-cancels-diversity-meeting-after-leaker-speaks-right-wing-websites
You Can’t Eat What You Haven’t Harvested & Restaurants Serve What’s Been Harvested – https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/08/restaurant-jobs-boom/536244/
Gal-Queda To Serena Williams: REAL Women Abort Their Babies & Keep Padding Their Shoulder Pads – http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/10/serena-williams-right-childbirth-can-make-feel-like-real-woman/
GI Jane, Sues Trump Over Tran-Ban – You just can’t make this stuff up, folks, but you can see this as yet another rotten fruit the war against The Author of the Natural World has produced. 5 currently enlisted, active duty members of the armed forces have sued President Trump and are using the name “Jane Doe” as their pseudonym in court docs. You read that right: JANE Doe. The plaintiffs are in the Army, Air Forece and Coast Guard and one of them offered this disordered comment: “I was very relieved and came out as transgender to my commanding officers, who were supportive,” said one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. “My experience has been positive and I am prouder than ever to continue to serve. The military has been my life, but now I’m worried about my family’s future.” Proud to serve or proud to parade your mentally confused state as normal and acceptable? How does that embellish your military performance or the esprit de corps?
Deacon Jim Russell Let’s Shoddy Facts & Dubious ‘Murican Superiority Cloud His Hiroshima Thinking – Simple point, Deacon: If nuking a large industrial city that produces some implements of war can help bring an end to “total war industry” and “total war mentality” then North Korea can be justified in nuking the civilian population nearest where Boeing makes flying “total war” weapons USED against civilian populations across the 3rd world. How many Yemeni’s, Iraqis, Afghanis, Libyans etc would be alive today if a civilian population near where Predator drones are made were nuked, forcing ‘Muricah to surrender her global, t”total-war mentality”.
GOOGLE’S War Against Reality: Create an Ideological Dogma Immune to Factual or Logical Criticism – That is precisely what GOOGLE and the rest of the Media Industrial Complex, infected with the lgbqT-Virus, have done the last 15 months. Their departure from the morrings of reality and the real world we live in continue unabated and no plea for restraint can even slow it down. Now a former Google engineer named James Damore has shone the light of truth on the disparity in men and women’s income and success in the Silicon Valley wars and paid the price of employment. You see a little Truth goes nowhere in today’s world. Robert Tracinski points this out, the futility of announcing Truth in either a public or a private square:
But the whole point of this incident is that we can’t have such a debate. Note that when Gizmodo published the text of Damore’s memo, it deliberately excluded his graphs and footnotes to scientific research—dangerous information that its readers must be shielded from. Or decode the message from Google’s VP of diversity in her official reply to the memo: “Part of building an open, inclusive environment means fostering a culture in which those with alternative views, including different political views, feel safe sharing their opinions. But that discourse needs to work alongside the principles of equal employment found in our Code of Conduct, policies, and anti-discrimination laws.” Notice how the second half of that statement negates the first, which is reflected in the outcome.
Translation? “alternative views” that come from a menu of options and don’t include reality, the natural world and the Truth. The Pre-Cogs are being grown in test-tubes and the thought police are in control of increasing levers of administrative power. We are being groomed for the Police State folks and Big Brother files taxes, he doesn’t collect them. The graphic here says it all: disagree with those infected with the lgbqT-Virus and you’ll never work again.
The CRUSADE Channel Is Not “Acting All CRUSADER-Y” By Itself Anymore – A new online magazine called The Peregrine has launched and its editors welcome letter has lots of CRUSADER-Y goodness in it. “The market, the family, and the state are all established for the sake of the common good, the common life of virtue and the contemplation of the good, the true, and the beautiful — ultimately God Himself. The common goodrequires the different spheres of society to work in concert, not competition….To live these principles is to be politically homeless, a foreigner in the public square, a pilgrim on the road to the Eternal City. Christians are called to live in the world, but not to be of the world.” So The CRUSADE Channel’s mission can longer be said to be Quixotic and we welcome The Peregrine and hope to come to work together with them. Deo Gratias….
Cue The Pre-Cogs: The Thought Police Are Here And They Work At Air BnB – The scandalous antics of the wretched Lena Dunham to fire up a legion of SJW airport thought police has been shown to be a hoax perpetrated by Dunham though the hoax does serve as a warning: “Citizen! you will obey and think like your SJW overlords tell you to think…citizen!” The WaPo has a story of the bed and breakfast finders Air BnB actually conducting political background checks on potential customers and denying them access to rooms they had reserved. You read that right, here’s the statement from Air BnB. “When through out background check processes or from input of our community we identify and determine that there are those who would be pursuing behavior on the platform that would be antithetical to the Airbnb Community Commitment, we seek to take appropriate action including, as in this case, removing them from the platform.” Whoaaaa, wait a cake-baking minute! Why couldn’t the baker, florist or photographer take “appropriate action” to remove Sodomites “from the[ir] platform”!? Just as predicted, there is but one POV on morals and sex and one now on race that intolerance will be accepted behavior. Air BnB has confirmed that Richard Spencer and his Islamaphobic ilk will never be allowed to use their services again. Legal discrimination is now the de facto law, ain’t “tolerance and diversity” grand!?
St. Paul, MN Catholics: Will You Go transgender or Will You Go Carmelite – I talked about this on the show today: where are the Catholic defenders of what is True, Good and Beautiful in the city named for The Apostle Paul? 1 FIVE YEAR OLD’s parents sued the Nova Classical Academy over their “bigotry” in not teaching their child the finer points of mutilating his body, doping with steroids and defying God’s choice to make him a boy. These social-media popularity seeking, child-busing whores, disguised as parents, won in court. Let that sink in: Won. In. Court. Now the remaining 959 students will be fed a “gender policy” heavy on instruction and removal of signs of bigotry and oppression like “Boys” and “Girls” signs on bathrooms and locker rooms. This madness now puts Truth on the side of error, up opposed to down and leaves children with nothing but confusion and disdain for the natural world and ultimately its creator: God. “In addition to committing to revise its gender inclusion policies to protect and respect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, Nova Classical Academy agreed to “pay damages of $120,000 to Hannah and David Edwards and their minor child, H.E.,” Gender Justice said in a press release.” See, now child mutilation PAYS. Is this a great country or what *sarcasm*!?
Liberal Catholics Don’t Know ‘Murican History – A friend forwarded me John Zmirack’s latest apologia for the almightiness of ‘Muricah and her dis-ordered, rotten history (for the record, ye, there ARE arcs of ‘Murican history that are NOT dis-ordered but the force fed, Godless Constitution is not one of them). Zmirak goes on the attack against my friend and MCS guest Patrick Daneen for failing to see the star-spangled-awesomeness in ‘Muricah’s tireless defense of “religious liberty”. Zmirak focuses on one quote from Daneen’s latest book and single’s out his apostasy for James Madison, the John The Baptist of our Constitution’s awesomeness for all mankind. But as I point out in this Tweetstorm, Daneen is more right than Zmirak OR Madison.
— Mike Church (@TheKingDude) August 9, 2017
“…And Entangling Alliances With None” – Our Buddies and allies, the Saudi Arabian Wahabis, are slowly but most assuredly turning the “Middle East” into a cauldron of Islamic chaos highlighted by the humanitarian war crimes they’re committing in Yemen. Yet, there seems to be no concern from our foreign policy making, ruling elites other than the concern that we’re not selling them enough military hardware. Michael Horton has a shocking, detailed rundown of what the House of Saud is up to but stops short of making the case that the United States needs to halt our support of them before we become bedfellows with what amounts to the modern Ottoman empire. “Saudi Arabia and its ally the UAE are now enforcing a blockade of Qatar. Ironically, the reason for the blockade is Qatar’s alleged support of terrorist groups. Without being checked by the U.S., Saudi Arabia’s move from soft power to hard power threatens to turn what is already the world’s most troubled region into a cauldron of chaos.” Even DeceptiCONS should be able to see that this is not going to end well and our fingerprints are going to be all over the murder weapon; Washington was right in 1796 and is right today “entangling alliances with none.”
Kids Having Their Faces Permanently Attached To SmartPhones Is Ruining Many Lives – The Atlantic has a most fascinating article out titled Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis. This is serious stuff here as the graphs that track teen behaviors show declining action in what I would call solidarity acts. Those actions that we perform with others bearing in mind their well-being as they bear in mind ours. “Psychologically, however, they are more vulnerable than Millennials were: Rates of teen depression and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. It’s not an exaggeration to describe iGen as being on the brink of the worst mental-health crisis in decades. Much of this deterioration can be traced to their phones.” Read the whole thing and pay special attention to the graphs that appear near the end of the piece, especially this one.
Welcome To ‘Muricah, Tattoo Nation – I have talked about this from time to time and Mark Hemingway does a pretty good job of making his point that “‘Muricah, You Have A Tattoo Problem“. My departure from Hemingway’s take is that the tattoo is now a not so subtle way of saying that body ink and modest drawing skills can improve upon the Creator’s design of you. In thinking of the tattoo pandemic like this, it closely parallels the new obsession with rejecting the sex God blessed you with and the rejecting the natural attraction to our sexual opposites he blessed us with. Still, Hemingway lands some left-hooks on Lebron James/Dennis Rodman imitators. “I refuse to believe even a sizable percentage of tattoos have been worthy decisions. For some select people, maybe tattoos are small part of their grand plan to live life to the fullest. But the vast majority of people should be encouraged to lead exciting and meaningful lives without needing to, in some cases literally, tattoo their personal vanity and insecurity right on their forehead.”
Aborting Babies Is as ‘Murican As Apple Pie And [not being a]
Mom – You have probably seen the stories of the mental crisis Dumbocrats are dealing with these days: announcing it’s ok for their candidates to kinda be opposed to ALL cases of abortion. Author Lindsey West has gone so far to proclaim that “abortion is liberty” but Daniel Payne corrects her in writing, “no, Lindsey, abortion is murder.” Payne also points out that Progressives nowadays defend aborting babies as a boon to life, that something wonderful and positive comes from every act of murdering a baby. In much the same way the War, War, War crowd can justify killing non-combatants with drones and atomic weapons as bringing about greater goods, but this cannot be. Here is a good explanation from of all places, Catechism for Dummies: “Catholics believe that willingly, knowingly, and deliberately committing evil is never justifiable — no matter how good the intention and no matter how noble the cause. This is a moral absolute for Catholics, and it can’t be diluted or altered. The Church believes that if in even one circumstance, someone is allowed to knowingly and willingly commit evil so that good may come from it, then Pandora’s box is opened for anyone to claim he was merely doing a so-called necessary evil for the greater good in the long run.” Apply that argument to those who still defend the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Hiroshima-The Lethal Myth That Gave Rise To “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Kill, Kill, Kill” ‘Muricah – Yesterday was the 72nd anniversary of the ‘Murican bombing of Hiroshima, an act of unjust war that killed over 100,000 Japanese civilians. We have been told by the DeceptiCON warfare staters ever since that the bombing was a just act because it spared the lives of millions of ‘Muricans AND Japanese. This is the end result of a propaganda campaign that exists to this day and has even enlisted Roman Catholic priests in its promotion. Peter van Buren corrects the narrative and correctly explains that it is the myth of Hiroshima’s “just” bombing that influences us to be the war-like people we are today, “American foreign policy thus proceeded under a grim calculus that parses acts of violence to conclude some are morally justified simply based on who holds the knife, with much of the history of the next 70 some years a series of immoral acts allegedly servicing, albeit destructively and imperfectly, the moral imperative of saving lives by killing.” So dropping bombs on wedding parties in Afghanistan or funerals in Yemen is totally justified because ‘Muricah earned that moral authority with the bombings of Hiroshima.
Pro-Life Catholics: There Is NO Justification For Hiroshima, So Stop Promoting It – Father Wilson Miscamble, a Catholic priest, made a series of videos in 2015 promoting the bombing of Hiroshima as “just” and a pro-life cause to be celebrated. His justification is the myth demolished above by Peter van Buren but that is only the beginning of Father’s troubling pronouncements. Miscamble presents the bombings as being in line with the causes championed by pro-lifers! Christopher Tollefsen took on Father Miscamble back in 2015 and is worthy of being recounted here.
It would be a far more interesting question to ask Fr. Miscamble this: given the facts we have granted, what conclusion is warranted by the norm, which he surely accepts as an underpinning of the pro-life cause, and which was solemnly affirmed by St. John Paul in his encyclical Evangelium Vitae, that the “direct and voluntary killing of an innocent human being is always gravely immoral”?
The answer should be clear: given that norm, and the fact that the intention included death for enough citizens to make “a profound psychological impression on as many of the inhabitants as possible,” then the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki must be judged gravely immoral.
Read the whole essay here and wrap your mind around this inescapable conclusion: The United States is still immorally and unjustly killing innocents by the thousands every year and the Hiroshima myth makes that possible.
Told Ya So. DeceptiCONS To Trump: We’re All In On “Fixing” Obamacare Now – Did I call this one or did I call it? The “conservatives” in the Senate have begun their public pivot toward what I predicted they will inevitably become: defenders and promoters of ObamaCare, working to “improve” the “good parts” of it with their partners, Chuck Schumer and and the like. NOW are you ready for the final turn away from this destructive madness? As my friend Peter Caire tells me after Mass, every Sunday, “catacombs, Dude, catacombs.”
You’Ve Heard It Before But is It Imminent: Only GOD Can Save Us This Time? – We’ve all become experts in diagnosing the end of our once “Christian society” but solutions and the resolve to carry them out are harder to find than a heterosexual virgin on Prime TimeTV. Pedro Gonzales gives us another spot on diagnosis of the ailment. “Why the increased barbarity today? The dismantling of Western civilization by culture-war zealots has destroyed the resolve of Western man to defend himself. Western civilization has been gutted from within. At the core of this moral bankruptcy is a watered-down Christianity that lacks the conviction to defend itself, given its post-modern moral-spiritual duplicity. No doubt, radical Islam is abetted by post-modern deconstruction of Western culture and values. Radical Islam and communism—then and now—are ideologies that present the enemies of the West with alleged, viable alternatives to Western values.” All spot on and sadly true, Gonzales also asks the question I asked 15 days ago about the promotion of anal sex for 12 year old girls on the pages of Teen Vogue and Daniel Payne asked yesterday over the impending gubbmint orderede death of Charlie Gard. Gonzales over the murder of Father jaques Hamel in France. “We must ask: Where is the outcry from liberal Christians and progressive humanists?” The outcry is coming on the wind that brings about the New Cristendom… we must hope.
It’s August 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.”