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Pump Up The Volume And Pump Up The Despair – I am asked from time to time “Mike, what is your favorite band?” My answer is usually “I don’t really have one and if I did I doubt you’d ever heard any of their songs.” This my seem unimpressive but it accurately explains my position on today’s “music”: it isn’t worth listening to, nay, listening to it is hazardous to the health of your soul. Addison de Mastro points out that the “party anthems” of today’s “music point to the dearth of musical beauty and the despair of the generation that is creating it. “It was once possible to be in one’s twenties and already have a stable job, a family, a simple but serviceable home, one or two automobiles, and the promise of a pension. This vanished world of middle-class stability really existed.” True. this is the world the “global marketplace” has created for our kids (mine are twenty-somethings); nice job ‘Muricah.
Nikki Hayley Is a Threat To Humanity – The former SC governor must be drinking from the same war, war, war fountain Senator Lindsay Graham of SC drinks from. Yesterday at the UN, Hayley, reading from prepared remarks, stated that “North Korea is begging for war” and that ‘Muircah has “kicked the can down the road” for too long, meaning the Koreans haven’t received their dose of ‘Murican Exceptionalism lately.
They’re Baaaaa-aaaaaack And They have Come For The Kids – Bishop Fulton Sheen once quipped that the greatest trick the devil ever played was in convincing people that he didn’t exist. Last week there was a report that upwards of 80% of Catholics do not believe that Satan actually exists. This despite the best evidence we could ever have for his existence: Our Lord told us so at least 14 times. It is now undeniable that the demonic is running loose among us and people are publicly praising it says Karl Payne in his new book Spiritual Warfare. But before you dash off to that book and article let me warn you: Mr Payne is an evangelical Protestant and claims to have performed hundreds of exorcisms… a task exclusively performed by Roman Catholic priests. That doesn’t make Payne’s fact finding on the presence of the demonic in our “culture” any less relevant though. The trans-gender conversion hysteria is ample proof of that. Then there is the new movie from the director of The Exorcist, that details a real-life exorcism! Yep, they’re baaa-aaaack and they’ve come for the kids, most of the adults are already taken.
The Visions Shown The Fatima Children Aren’t Controversial Enough – A new book is out that purports to end the “conspiracists claim” that says the 3rd secret of Fatima, revealed to Sister Lucia, is not what was explained in 2000, that the assassination attempt on JPII was not the “fulfillment of the secret”. I’ve interviewed Chris Ferrara at least 10 times on this subject and I assume he is the subject of the book; I’ve asked him for comment and will post it when he replies.
The New Frontier Of Revolution: The NFL – The NFL and San Francisco 49er’s could have told Colin Kaepernick “how ’bout no” instead they acknowledged ” his rights” and in so doing, the antics of antifa will now be brought to the NFL. Recall what has happened to ESPN for similar antics and it should be clear that the More Money League is on a path to ruin. John Horvat points this out and comments: “This is why the kneeling football players are wrong. They needlessly insult those who have defend or died for the flag. They do not propose any concrete solutions for the problems they protest. They insinuate that the problem is not a governmental policy but that America herself that is wrong and irredeemable. If the latter is the case, their aim is not protest but revolution—and Americans need to be aware of it.” The NFL is now home to an in your face lesbian “coach”, fundraising for Planned Parenthood and then there’s the “any given Sunday” routine that favors games over God.
Dressing Robert E Lee In A Burqua Doesn’t Solve The Problem History Haters Created – Charlottesville is now throwing tarps over its confederate statues in an effort to tamp down the unemployed perpetually angered protestors from being upset at their sight. But that won’t solve the issue that resides in the tiny gray space between their ears. The anarchists parading as nazis NEED the site of the statues to drive their “movement” because the goal never was peaceful living among the diverse, it was and is subjugation of the decent (tradition and its defenders) to its opposite. Wax and Alexander touched on this yesterday:
“…the single-parent, antisocial habits, prevalent among some working-class whites; the anti-“acting white” rap culture of inner-city blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants. These cultural orientations are not only incompatible with what an advanced free-market economy and a viable democracy require, they are also destructive of a sense of solidarity and reciprocity among Americans”
Evangelicals Publish Statement Of Catholic Doctrine Catholics Are Afraid To Publish & Defend – A group of well-known Evangelical Protestant pastors and group leaders (think Focus on the Family) have issued what they call The Nashville Statement, named for the location of their convention. The statement reads like catholic catechism for its attempt to bring clarity to issues of sexual orientation, the natural creation of sex, the concept of sin and pre-marital sex and more. It’s a powerful statement but it lacks those dogmatic attachments that would give it Authority. That’s an all-important point, but doesn’t diminish the gravitas of the effort and the opportunity it could provide for solidarity, dare I say conversions because the font of the Statement IS the Church and Her 2,000 year teaching. The key terms that are missing: marital act, adultery, contraception and last but not least mortal sin (more on that on the show). Meanwhile the reaction to the statement from the usual pervert pimps is so predictable it almost reads like a joke. e.g.
The @CBMWorg‘s so-called “Nashville Statement” is poorly named and does not represent the inclusive values of the city & people of Nashville
— Megan Barry (@MayorMeganBarry) August 29, 2017
But that’s not the real story of reaction or should I say lack of reaction: where are the Catholics? I searched for 20 minutes this morning and could find nothing written by a Catholic, pro or con on the Statement which if nothing else puts these Protestants closer to Church teaching than most inside the Church! Rod Dreher has commentary here.
DeceptiCONNED: A REAL ‘Muricah First Foreign Policy Would Look Like This – We have been chronicling the disappointing turn the Trump White House has made toward DeceptiCONS (neocons) and their impious push for never ending wars for our “national defense”, an oxymoron if there ever was one. The rare voice of reason has come from Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie both from KY. Pat Buchanan has been writing about this and I have been talking about it, to little avail. Now comes former Mordor on The Potomac resident Johnathan Tkatchuk with an actual, actionable plan to promote non-intervention which includes this gem:
The only way to neutralize the threat Al-Qaeda and Daesh (ISIL) pose to the United States is through smart and effective diplomacy. This diplomacy must contain the following features: A withdrawal of all U.S. military forces from Islamic countries over the next three years, prioritizing cooperation with all foreign governments in lawfully undermining these organizations, and aggressively promoting nuclear non-proliferation in accordance to international law (i.e. without resorting to the use of military force or implying the use of military force).
I will point out, again, that if KY (or any other state) had to pay gold and silver coins for these troop deployments, the for the burials of the KIA and the care of the survivors, Tkatchuk’s proposal would be in force by now.
Deliver Us From Evil – Upstate New York TV station sends reporter Tara Rosenblum undercover to investigate diabolical activity and winds up reporting on the growing coven of witches. John Horvat’s TFP and many others including Y/T have been warning of this and now the proof that it is actually happening can be known. Where there are those communicating and cooperating with the demonic their must be Rosary prayers and the faithful.
“News 12’s Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don’t even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.”
That diabolical activity is real cannot be doubted, that ‘Muricans are cooperating with it as an attack against the living, cannot be doubted as well.
FINALLY! A Christian Group Made Infamous By the Quacks At The SPLC, Sues For Defamation – D. James Kennedy Ministries has filed a defamation of character lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center, the extortion group that “identifies hate” then warns all the good people of the world of “the danger” said hate poses. And what is “hate”? Well, e.g. going Carmelite and not all lgbqT-Virus is hate. From the suit:
“We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong.Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as ‘hate’ groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter.”
The suit also targets Amazon because of their reliance on the SPLC to determine who can participate in their “SMILE” program.
U.S. Secretary of State: North Korea Can’t Violate U.N. Prohibitions on Missile Launches, Only WE Can Violate U.N. Prohibitions On Missile Launches – What hypocrisy.
The End Result of The Sexual Revolution & Canonizing of Sodomites? Lonely, Unmarried Women – This essay has a passage worthy of all our consideration although it is directed at yet to marry, young women:
“Offer it up”: God may, in fact, be asking us to suffer for the sins of the sexual revolution, which is the reason for the situation in which we find ourselves. We should offer up the waiting, heartache, and loneliness for the reparation of the sins against chastity, such as contraception and pornography. Fast for our brothers and for our future husbands.
Such is the plight of our vaunted, “free” society, it can no longer produce men as husbands in a large enough supply. Perhaps that helps explain the despair of resorting to so many yewts claiming they are lgbqT-Virus infected?
Sodomites Aren’t Born They Are Made And They’re Making More – When I revealed the statistic that teenage pregnancies are occurring in higher numbers among girls who claim they are lesbians than in their heterosexual peers, friends just stared at me, unable to disavow the obvious contradiction: lesbians don’t have relations with boys/men! Ahhhh, but they do and not only do they sinfully fornicate they do it with such abandon more of them wind up pregnant than their “straight” friends.
War War War! We LIKE War! Trump Sends 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan – This is just sad and disappointing: President trump announced he would direct some 4,000 more troops be sent to Afghanistan to continue our endless nation building efforts. Regurgitating the same DeceptiCON propaganda we’ve heard since 2002, the President has now all but given in to the Deep State and the military industrial complex that acts as “muscle”. The dream that Trump would “put America first” through a slightly reformed and downsized federal monstrosity of a government is now all but over. “The consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists – including ISIS and Al Qaeda – would instantly fill, just as happened before September 11th.” The old “vacuum” creating trick is as old as dogs eating homework but the fact that 4,000 souls are now in peril and heaven knows how many Afghans is sickening. But don’t worry, our President assures us “We will fight to win!” Win what!? A Trophy? First prize on Apprentice-Afghanistan?
What We Can learn From The Faith of The 3 “Seers” At Fatima – On August 13th 1917, the “Tinsmith” (constable) of the town of Fatima Portugal, abducted Jacinta, Lucy and Francesco who were en route to the 4th apparition at Fatima Our Lady had promised them. The “Tinsmith” after a day of interrogation at his home then, on the 14th (today) took the children to jail and locked them up with other criminals. Here’s what happened next.
They were then interrogated separately, after which the Tinsmith threatened to boil them in oil if they still refused to divulge the Secret of Fatima. In the presence of the children he ordered that a cauldron of oil be heated, and threatened to put the children in the cauldron if they did not cooperate. The children believed the Tinsmiths threat. A man in the same prison cell tried to persuade Jacinta to give in, telling her that she could avoid being killed by simply telling the secret. Jacinta responded, “I’d rather die!”
Oh to have 9 year olds today telling public school bergermeisters “They’d rather die” than apostasize their faith by throwing in with the lgbqT-Virus infected’s demands or a clergy and parents to have inspired them to do so.
It’s September 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.”