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 -In our time, there is no danger that the mass of young people will be paralyzed by dull submission to ancient custom, convention, and deference. The motion of our age has been centrifugal, not centripetal; the tendency has been eccentric, not centric. Violence and fraud increase at every level of society: half the marriages end in divorce, and we slaughter myriads of unborn infants; the alienist is busier than a bee, and the cement of society disintegrates. The need is not for emancipating the young from fixed convictions, but rather for reminding them that there are some convictions worth cherishing. – Russell Kirk, The Necessity of Dogma In Schooling
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DeceptiCONNED: The Sad Ballad of Paul Ryan – The term “DeceptiCON” was coined by me at a post CPAC dinner party I attended in 2010 with the then Southern Avenger Jack Hunter, his editor at The American Conservative Magazine my friend Kurt Wallace and the blogger Stacy McCain. There was a discussion about foreign policy and “conservatives” utter failure to bring in some Just-war goodwill while jettisoning the Bush 43 reign of terror makers aka The Blob. Also discussed was the fact that the GOP could not possibly be the home for those who truly wished for an practiced a “conservatism” that sought to conserve things because it was and remains a political party driven by power, money and more of those things. Thus, my outburst “these DeceptiCON fa-s will never get the job done!” has become legendary if only in my mind. Paul D. Ryan was among those discussed that night as was John Boehner and other “conservative” rising stars. How fitting that Ryan’s announcement of his “retirement” proves our 2010 point: the GOP cannot and will not ever be a “home” for those who truly wish to “conserve” the Good, the True and the Beautiful of this, our homeland. So, where then IS that “conservative” home? Well, any serious discussion of that subject begins with religion, folks. This is the reality of the 9 year arc of actual history. A history that begins with the April 15, 2009 Tea Party rallies and has now died a horribly painful death with the crash of Trump’s foreign policy and now an official GOP surrender on any meaningful “conservatism”. It’s 1952 again, and a new William F. Buckley is about to enter Yale where he will soon “stand athwart history”, and if he has any chance at success, he will yell “Lord!”
We Have No Steve McQueen To Vanquish This Blob – If you haven’t received the memo yet, under the TPS report cover sheet here’s what you’ve missed: the Trump Administration has officially been convereted to the 3rd term of Bush 43 and his “foreign policy” team, affectionately known in Hades as “The Blob”. Doug Bandow explains what this is and why you should be concerned. Heck the human race should be concerned.
“However, the Blob—as the foreign policy establishment and its extensive network of analysts, pundits, and officials is known—also dominates the president’s staff. Indeed, it is not clear he has anyone working for him, at least at the State Department, Pentagon, and National Security Council, who is not a card-carrying member of the Blob. That means his foreign policy aides spend most of their time trying to talk him out of his most sensible ideas.”
Listening (reading) The President’s Tweets yesterday as he casually threatened nuclear war with the Russians then returned to Tweeting his anger at a domestic foe serves as a reminder that once someone has slimed their way into a seat at Mordor on The Potomac’s $4.7 Trillion all-you-can-eat-buffet, they are never kicked out for over-indulgence, never denied seconds and never asked to pay their tabs… we, and the rest of the world, are instead.
What To Do When you’re As “Fit As An Old Fiddle” – Read this essay by Barbara Ehrenreich. You’ll laugh, you may cry but you will also be forced to think about the myriad of “testings” we are all told must be a part of our modern lives…so we can all stay “healthy”, you see. Bollocks. Ehrenreich is through with the testings…all of the testings and explains her decision in a witty, succinct manner: she has accomplished the age regarded as “old enough to die”. Here is a nugget from Barbara.
“In the health-conscious mind-set that has prevailed among the world’s affluent people for about four decades now, health is indistinguishable from virtue, tasty foods are “sinfully delicious,” while healthful foods may taste good enough to be advertised as “guilt-free.” Those seeking to compensate for a lapse undertake punitive measures like fasts, purges, or diets composed of different juices carefully sequenced throughout the day.” [Emphasis mine, Ed. M.C.]
You could say that Ehrenreich is accepting God’s plan for her, the natural order and rejects the vocation of being perpetually medicated. How many of us have the opportunity to do the same thing and have instead accepted that medical and dental advice must be heeded lest we lose a place at the iHOP’S Aging Beautifully pancake dinner?
Play Some of That old-Time, Spirit of ’76 For Me! – The Legislature of South Carolina is picking up a bill that calls for the state to secede from the United States if ‘Muricah tries to come in the state and “confiscate legal guns”. Add to this Jesse Kelly’s call for ‘Muricah to “divorce before things get dangerous”. Kelly’s call is basically the same one I have made and one that has been made by my friend Professor Donald Livingston in “Rethinking The American Union For the 21st Century”. Kelly’s reasoning is Protestant at its core and underscores that part of the problem but its worth discussing:
“Anyone who thinks this is a radical idea has an extremely narrow view of history. If you don’t believe me, go try to book a plane ticket to Czechoslovakia, or look at a map of Europe from the year 1600, then look at one today. See any differences? Borders move. Countries split and change hands. They do this for a myriad of reasons. Ours would be a major cultural shift toward the left and half the country refusing to go along with tyranny.”
What if some refuse to go along with the tyrannical revolt against The Authority and its enforcement institution here on earth?
How Men Became Fish And Fell For “Click-Bait” – Telly Davidson is having a ball pointing out the outrage that Kevin D. Williamson was hired b y The Atlantic. not that he was fired for his pro-life writings/ramblings.
“But save your biggest brickbats for the laziness, decadence, and arrogance of a “publishing” industry that has deliberately forgotten how to turn talented unknowns into stars—a system for whom the only way out of obscurity is to be air-quote “outrageous” enough to separate yourself from the pack and bait those all-important clicks.”
Davidson has some similarly spiked things to say about our favorite cable news outlet.
“Save your most vituperative vitriol for a media ecosystem that thinks being “fair and balanced” means having Richard Spencer at five o’clock and the Chapo boys at six o’clock…Most of them are, like our young commenter noted, reduced to what their cable TV/YouTube appearances demand—doing highly paid ideological shtick where you know what the issues and answers will be before they even open their mouths.”
The same can be said for the vocation that is radio broadcasting but I’ve made this point for 10 years now: where is the bench to develop the talent needed to be the next Paul Harvey or Larry King? Try listening to The CRUSADE Channel and I guarantee you’ll hear some of it; for extra credit, send me an email and make a pitch to begin your vocation and join the CRUSADE!
“Humanitarian Concerns Do Not Authorize ‘Muricah Going To War – The insanity of ‘Murican saber rattling at every “humanitarian crisis” across the globe continues under President Trump and appears to be growing more frequent. The latest “we must do something” snit-fit is of course tied to the alleged “gassing of his own people” by Syrian President Bashar al Assad. President Trump said yesterday that “it can’t be allowed to happen” and will render an action decision in a few days. Really!? Under WHAT authority and for WHAT purpose!? Daniel Larison explains.
“There is no international mandate for military action against Syria, and there is no vital American interest at stake that might conceivably justify an attack. That said, in the absence of concerted resistance from Congress and the public, he will be able to get away with this illegal attack just as he got away with the illegal attack he ordered last year.”
In what kind of foggy madness does the United States “get away with” these atrocities that are obvious acts of war? Pat Buchanan concurs with me and Larison: Has The War Party Hooked Trump?
“Now, either Trump launches an attack that could drag us deeper into a seven-year civil war from which he promised to extricate us last week, or Trump is mocked as being a man of bluster and bluff. For Trump Sunday accused Barack Obama of being a weakling for failing to strike Syria after an earlier chemical attack. “If President Obama had crossed his stated Red Line In The Sand,” Trump tweeted, “the Syrian disaster would have ended long ago! Animal Assad would have been history!”
I have video from Trump on August 16th, 2016 saying “the day I am elected President, the era of nation building will come to a swift close”. That promise amounts to more, #MAGA promises thrown up like so much dust in the wind. Those of us outside the war-machine bubble are becoming like The Vendee of the French revolution. How long before we must lift our voices and deeds against this wretched, sinful bellicosity.
The Show Me State Roars: “Where’s The Beef!?” – Kudos to the MO legislature for trying to strike a blow for ranchers, communities and people who like a good, REAL, hamburger. HB2607 would outlaw the GMO’ers from selling lab-grown “meat products” and labeling them as “meat”. From The Intercept:
The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association supports HB 2607. MCA member Andy McCorkill testified in favor of the legislation before Missouri’s House Agriculture Policy Committee last month, citing the threat from lab-grown meat.
“The bill simply prohibits misrepresenting a product as meat that is not derived from harvested production livestock or poultry. That’s the entire bill. It ensures the integrity of the meat supply here in the state,” said McCorkill. “There are multimillion-dollar investments occurring in companies that are close to mass-producing laboratory-grown hamburgers and other products.”
Remember Clara Peller’s famous “where’s the beef!?” TV commercials? Missouri is making Clara Peller real again.
Will You Go Trans-N-ablers™ Or Will You Go “Chick”? – I was wondering when the members of Gal Queda would throw their shoulder pads and discarded cast-iron skillets into the Trans-N-ablers™ zeitgeist and say “enough! girls are girls because they are NOT boys!”. Well now it has finally started to happen.
“I have made relationships with some Republican women who share my concerns about “gender identity” ideology. I disagree with these women with every fiber of my being on issues like reproductive rights and marriage equality. And yet we have made alliances to fight back against “gender identity” ideology because we understand all of the ways in which “gender identity” ideology invades women’s rights and privacy. I never imagined that I would work with Republicans, but this is what my party has done to me.” Anonymous member of Gal Queda.
Note that if there were no “feminism” then sex itself never would not have become the issue that it is and thus the revolt may have been contained at hating God’s religious authority and His Church. I would love to ask this “feminist” under what authority she proposes to “fight back” against the diabolically driven gender madness we are surrounded by today and what will become of the victims’ souls it has already laid claim to?
Mack Sadiq The Knife – I haven’t read The Onion newspaper in quite a while, mainly because the current news cycle has plenty of unbelievable stories in it that make you say “this has to be a joke”. Now along comes the mayor of London with just such a story: let’s stop “knife violence” in London by “cracking down on knives”. Yep, you read that correctly and it is all too real.
Who Dares Datamine The Great And Powerful Woz!? – I have always liked Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, mainly because he never takes himself or the mad world we live in too seriously. Well, Woz has taken seriously the threat to privacy and perhaps humanity itself that Facebook has become. But Woz is just making common sense of the situation.
“Users provide every detail of their life to Facebook and … Facebook makes a lot of advertising money off this,” he said in an email. “The profits are all based on the user’s info, but the users get none of the profits back.” Wozniak said he’d rather pay for Facebook than have his personal information exploited for advertising.
It’s hard to imagine a more crooked business “model” than the one described above yet that is precisely what Facebook and Google do: mine the info we, all too foolishly give them, for profit.
The Swamp Thing Cometh – Membah…membah! the Trump campaign slogan to “drain the swamp”? That often repeated bulwark of the #MAGA campaign that insures flag waving, second amendment perverting voters that “the bad guys” in Washington will be kicked out and treated like Orcs from Deep Ellum; to be replaced by the whiter-haired Elfen folk who will ride in make government work for the #MAGA people. The promise was powerful, now the only power it has left is the power to stink up the 100 miles square with an INCREASE in the Orcs, led by our new War Emperor John Bombin’ Bolton. The swamp hasn’t been drained and Bolton is the Swamp Thing. Paul Gottfried is not amused.
“One also has to wonder about the gullibility of the average, self-identified conservative who happily accepts that the president is fumigating Washington by embracing Bolton. Is this how these militants understood the phrase “draining the swamp” when they went out to campaign for Trump?”
Paul, they never understood the phrase, all they did was bounce from one movement, the Tea Party, to the #MAGA movement. Why? Flags, flag waving and war baby.
DeceptiCONNED: How “Pro-Life Voting” Has INCREASED The Harvest of Aborted Baby Parts – Terry Jeffrey’s has a shocking report out at townhall.com detailing how the “pro-life” GOP has actually systematically passed INCREASES in Federal funds for “fetal tissue research” which should be known by what it is: research done because of the abundance of dead baby parts available via abortions. I always maintain that it was and is a mistake to act as though the GOP and your voting for it is the answer to ‘Muricah’s abortion and contraception holocaust, Jeffrey’s research proves me correct.
- In fiscal 2016 and 2017 — with Republicans controlling both houses of Congress — it climbed to successive records of $103 million and $107 million.
- This year — with Republicans controlling the House, Senate and White House — the NIH estimates it will spend $81 million on fetal tissue research.
- That would be less than the last two years, but more than the $79 million the NIH spent on human fetal tissue research in 2010, when Obama governed with a Democratic House and Senate.
So “voting, hoping and coping” is not saving baby’s lives; it is not reversing the macabre mountain of murdered baby parts being harvested for “research” and it is certainly not rolling back the abortion industry into the hellfire pit it should be contained in. What recourse is left? The CRUSADER Knights of The Holy Rosary and our appeal to the Immaculate Heart of Mary to intervene. LISTEN To The Mike Church Show for details or call the show at 844-527-8723!
Why You Need To Listen To The Pearcing Truth’s Series On Economics As If Families Mattered – The Federalist headline screams the current state of our civil, “economic” affairs. Yo, Big Business: Money Doesn’t Give You A Right To Manipulate Politics. It doesn’t? Then are you ready to begin implementing a system of Distributism, solidarity and subsidiarity? While ‘Murican Government has become the national religion, business and the exchange of money for pleasure and profit have become her powerful parishioners. Since we rarely know the people who grow or make our food or anything else for that matter, business has become a ubiquitous, requisite agent for exchange of what we want, mildly tempered by what we are willing to borrow to get it. Micro systems of barter exchange are gone, save for the rare entities that have carved out niche markets serving the locals, folks we used to call friends and neighbors. My ongoing feature series with the author of Small Is Still Beautiful, Joseph Pearce, delves heavily into this subject and is MUST LISTENING for anyone truly interested in avoiding Amazon et al from controlling the food supply and thus what is acceptable, secular behavior to get it. Download all 4 Episodes here.
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.
The Infamy Visited Upon The Beautiful Holy Family Finds A Home On Roseanne – In 1992, Roseanne Barr campaigned for Bill Clinton and gave popular cover to the anti-family sentiments finding their way onto broadcast TV. Now that Roseanne is back and is pushing its “I voted for Trump so deal with it” theme, it is the love-child of the #MAGA, conservative echo-chamber, and almost everyone is buying the ruse. Of
Buchanan: If Trump Brings The #MAGA, Middle Class Another War, The Middle Will Bolt – Last week the President said he wanted to pull U.S. Troops out of the Syrian conflict, which is a surprise since we are not supposed to be involved in the Syria conflict! Buchanan maintains that Trump must resist the DeceptiCON conceit that pulling out of any of our conflicts is tantamount to the end of ‘Muricah herself. “Yet the resistance of this city to giving up its vision of U.S. global hegemony is broad and deep, for that vision is almost a defining mark of our foreign policy elites. For them to give it up would be like death itself.” A death that is well-deserved.
The Standing Army Cannot Co-Exist In A Constitutional System Like ‘Muricah’s – William S Smith echoes my sentiments on just why the Constitution is an anachronism today. “The American framers assumed that a certain type of constitutional personality would animate American statesmanship. But any government that regularly goes abroad in search of monsters to destroy will tend to be led by people whose temperament ignores the constraints of constitutionalism and who in turn will become a threat to fiscal prudence and to its own citizens.”
What Is This Hell You Speak Of? – The revolving circus that is the pontificate of His Holiness Pope Francis has now taken a turn that SNL writers couldn’t have scripted: he has stated that “there is no Hell”. While thye Vatican dismisses the report as fabricated, there is an army of fake mercedarians out there repeating the canard from the rooftops.
It Is Time To Ditch Social Media From The Big 3 – Robert Tracinski wonders if Social Media was a mistake (but of course!). “We posted on our own sites. We had good discussions in our own comment fields, which we moderated. I had and still have an extensive e-mail list of readers who are interested in my work, most of which I built up in that period, before everybody moved onto social media. But then Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube came along and killed the blogs. There were three main reasons they took over.” Yes, the Big 3 social media dominate and monopolize hours of people’s time every hour of every day and this is done for the profit of those 3 companies not you, the content supplier!
The Religion That ‘Murican Politics Has Become – When Donald Trump as President, shows up at a rally to commemorate or promote something, the event takes on a religious tone; think about it. Before the President – the priest – enters the temple – the speaking stage – prayers are recited in unison – the Pledge of Allegiance – then an opening canticle is chanted – the National Anthem – then the priest makes his procession to the altar – the dais with the holy crest of the office of the President – then the priest begins “the mass” – making the political pronouncement and explaining why it is good for the congregation. When “the mass” is finished, the choir strikes up a driving beat of a “patriotic song” which serves as the post communion hymn and then the congregation takes leave to go and evangelize the gospel they just took in to unwashed masses – let the conversions begin! Michael Davis writes of this and makes the proper conclusion: All Politics Is Religion.
“Movement conservatism, meanwhile, is a kind of Protestantism. The Constitution fills the role of the Bible. It is immutable, if not infallible, and we must hold it, as Hamilton said, in “sacred reverence.” Like Protestantism, this conservatism defines itself by what it isn’t—monarchism, socialism, etc.—just as Protestantism is a blanket term for those Christian sects that arose in opposition to the Catholic Church. Jefferson and Adams are like Calvin and Luther: united by a common enemy more than a common creed.”
Armed with my description of a ‘Murican “Conservative Church” service, next time you see this transpire on Fox News and the propagandists for the faith wait breathlessly for the priest to arrive and mass begin, see if my description above is correct and if it is, know then what the takeaway is: The Faith has been replaced in most ‘Murican’s daily lives by the faith (sans caps intentional) in ‘Murica.
MIKE CHURCH SHOW VIDEO: Newsflash To Catholics: The Gates of Hell HAVE Prevailed. Taken from Thursday, 15 March, 2018 show.
It’s April 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.”