Veritas et Sapientia – “Who can describe our astonishment, however, when a few days after our first Thanksgiving Day we heard from a loudspeaker in a large department store the unmistakable melody of “Silent Night”! Upon our excited inquiry, someone said, rather surprised: “What is the matter? Nothing is the matter. Time for Christmas shopping!” – Maria von Trapp
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Joseph Pearce: Thankful For His Son, Leo, With a Twist
Mike Church Show guest and collaborator on The Pearcing Truth radio show, Joseph Pearce, confides that this Thanksgiving he is thankful for his son Leo. “Mitter Chur, puh-lease, what’s the point!?” Well, the point is, Leo Pearce is a special child.
In truth, and now it’s confession time, this whole issue is very close to home for me and my family because our own son, Leo, has Down Syndrome. He is the happiest and most carefree member of the family – and a veritable joy at the very heart of our home. I have many photographs of him smiling sweetly, which I would presumably be banned from publishing in France. He is happy and we are happy because we have chosen to love him and accept him. He is a gift, not in any trite sense of the word, but in the real sense that we have been given something very special which has changed all our lives for the better.
Anyone who knows Joseph knows of his infectious happiness in person. Pearce’s touching “confession” is proof of the Good, True and Beautiful that is found in the fruits of obeying God’s commandments “be fruitful and multiply” and “Thou shall not murder”. Happy Thanksgiving Leo!
Skinny Jeans Not Only Make You Impotent, They Make You an Atheist
To my characterization of the average millennial male as a “metrosexual, skinny-jean wearing, impotent, shrunken testicle, loser” I can now add “soulless, atheist”. According to the Pew Research Center, only 10% of millennials find any meaning in life, in practicing religion. Seriously folks, you can’t make this stuff up.
Proof: Google Is Watching And Manipulating You
My buddy the columnist and author of dramatic readings like The Haunting of Fred Wolff has reviewed a new film out about what Google is actually doing with your search data, gmail and YouBoob clicks; and its worse than we suspected. The film is called The Creepy Line.
As The Creepy Line points out, no one gets to vote for Google. Furthermore, Google is not a democracy so it really doesn’t care what you think about it. The filmmakers suggest the Silicon Valley Behemoth is only interested in making money from you, and in making you think as it does. Put that idea alongside the fact that 90 percent of all Internet searches are via Google and you start to see the shape of things to come.
If you’ve previously moved to protect yourself from google’s rapacious theft and sale of your personal data, congratulations in a 10% minority in what may be the greatest David vs Goliath clash, ever.
‘Muricah: Dead Broke And Becoming More Broke
The writer Mark Steyn, a few years ago quipped “‘Muricah is so financially bankrupt that she is $19 trillion from just going back to being ‘flat broke'”. Since then, ‘Muricah has doubled down on our occupation of Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria and Africa; spent $400 BILLION in NEW military industrial complex “hardware” and driven the annual budget “deficit” back to the $1 Trillion mark; to say nothing of the fact that we’re added a cool $3 TRILLION to the “beyond flat broke” credit card! Hunter DeRensis at the American Conservative, a 22 year old, has the wisdom to see the peril his generation is in and pleads for relief from the coming debt monster.
Make the hard choices before circumstances make them for you. Our leaders ignore Stein’s Law at their own peril. No matter what, U.S. troops are coming home. Better it be our decision than the debt collectors’.
Don’t hold your breath, Hunter, the cavalry is not coming and there’s no Captain Austere on the horizon to put Mordor on a diet. No, we’re going to go the way all great empires go, in a blaze of “glory” that ends in smoldering remains. Guess who provides the fuel for what remains smoldering?
Add Wive Hating Husbands To Papa Francis’ Wrecking Ball On The Family
My friend Bai Macfarlaine is on a mission to force the Catholic Church to enforce and abide by its own teachings on divorce and marriage; the problem is that ambulance chasing Arnie Becker type divorce lawyers have a new weapon in their family destruction for profit crusade: Papa Francis and the confuse-o-rama document that Amoris Lætitia has become. In Catholic Church Sentences Innocent Husband To Divorce, Bai remarks.
The bishop’s Delegate essentially told wives that there is nothing wrong with the following:
- hating your husband,
- refusing to reconcile,
- reneging on your obligation to contribute your share of help around the house,
- permanently separating from your husband, and
- using the secular no-fault divorce courts to take half or more of the marital property from your husband, and forcing him to pay you while you continue to break your marriage promises.
A Black Good Samaritan Is Killed By Chicago Cops
There’s still not enough evidence to paint the entire picture of the scene at Manny’s Bar and what happened to Jemel Roberson but one point is clear; Roberson is dead.
Except for what happened next: the police arrived and shot and killed Roberson. The suspect lives. The young black man who may have prevented the next mass shooting is dead. His nine-month-old baby now has no father.
Newsflash: Men Actually ARE Better At Scrabble Than Chicks
The news for members of Gal Queda just gets worse and worse as all 8 finalists in this year’s World Scrabble™ Championships are, wait for it, MEN; and near as I can tell, they are all REAL men not the compromise transitioned variety. The WSJ explanation is even more fascinating.
If men dominate certain data-based, abstract fields like engineering, physics and math, that imbalance must, by definition, be the result of sexism—whether a patriarchal culture that discourages girls from math or implicit bias in the hiring process. But there are no cultural expectations that discourage females from memorizing dictionaries—a typical strategy of competitive Scrabble players, often in a foreign language that the player doesn’t speak. Girls are as free as boys to lap up vocabulary. Nor are there misogynist gatekeepers to keep females out of Scrabble play; the game, usually first learned at home, is open to all. According to Hasbro , 83% of recreational Scrabble players 25 to 54 are female. Championship Scrabble, however, rewards typically male obsessions: strategy, math, a passion for competition, and a drive to memorize facts.Sorry, Feminists, Men Are Better at Scrabble
Nothing stops women from competing at the game’s highest levels, but almost none of them do.
Rand Paul Didn’t Get The “Biggest Allies” In The Region Memo!
At the American Conservative annual conference, the Kentucky Senator said some things you are not supposed to say about ‘Muricah’s war machine and who our allies are and are not. On Saudi Arabia, Paul dropped this bomb.
So if you ask me who’s the worst at spreading hatred and trying to engender terrorism around the world, it’s Saudi Arabia hands down,” Paul said. “And if you say which people is probably more likely to come to Western ways and more likely to train with us and like the West, it’s probably Iran.
Paul won’t win any friends at Boeing or their pimps on FauxNews talking Truth like that and I wish he were saying these things in more popular venues but we can still applaud the sentiments.
Amazon Has Become The Crown Jewel of Crony Capitalism
Jeff Bezos’s personal wealth has grown by $36 billion *just this year* and taxpayers are being forced to build him helipads. It’s a brazen display of corporate dominance. There are sound left AND right arguments against this: it’s a matter of subservience vs. independence— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) November 14, 2018
Rod Dreher has a post on this and quotes a reader’s comments, tagged only as Mat in VA. I’m quoting Matt here because he nails the bullet points (added by me).
- Literally billions of dollars in public funding for the richest man on the planet to build even more headquarters (seems like a company big enough to have three massive headquarters could use a heaping dose of antitrust legislation).
- The whole thing, the whole selection process, a giant performance of obeisance to the second largest company in the world,
- already with effective monopoly power on the written word/publishing industry, with various cities clobbered by postindustrialism and globalization prostituting themselves for this monster, and then of course
- Amazon goes with the two cities that already have the most power in the world. (The cities not chosen should be grateful, frankly.)
- The intertwining tentacles of Big Tech and Big Government growing ever more strangling. This is our elite — the establishment of both parties, note well.
- This is the kind of thing our elite does. Imagine believing in *this* kind of America. My understanding is that Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Tucker Carlson are on the same page about this whole absolutely revolting spectacle.
It is a revolting spectacle yet your next door neighbor, your mother and your competitor down the street have all bought into “amazoning” their consumption. Like drunken sailors who destroy the port’s only bar one drunken eve, what’s needed is a cold bath and 30 days in the brig. Ask yourself this question: can you go 30 days without shopping at amazon? I can and have gone 3 years now! You can do it!
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The Metrosexual, Skinny-jean Wearing Pandemic Is Here
Bloomberg has a story that puts into numbers what you and I can see with our eyes: millennial, skinny jean wearing, impotent, effeminate, shrunken testicle men, have reached epidemic proportions. The way Bloomberg reports on the crisis though illustrates perfectly how the issue is being misplaced.
Ten years after the Great Recession, 25- to 34-year-old men are lagging in the workforce more than any other age and gender demographic. About 500,000 more would be punching the clock today had their employment rate returned to pre-downturn levels. Many, like Butcher, say they’re in training. Others report disability. All are missing out on a hot labor market and crucial years on the job, ones traditionally filled with the promotions and raises that build the foundation for a career. [emphasis mine – MC]
So there is nothing about a young man’s life that cannot be measured in vanquishing competitors in the rat race and the amount of zeroes in finance accounts?
It’s Your Lucky Day, Smallville, Amazon Isn’t Coming To Ruin Your Town!
The crony capitalist warehouse scheme that is amazon’s “headquarter” derby can be summed up in what state’s were willing to tax their citizens, amazon customers all, to lure the diabolical behemoth.
The commonwealth of Virginia has offered several hundred million dollars in tax incentives, effectively paying Amazon $22,000 for each job they bring, as well as almost $200 million in infrastructure for the area. New York, which didn’t give Facebook or Google money when they moved there, has offered over $1.5 billion in incentives for Amazon’s other headquarters in Queens.
I’ve been campaigning for 3 years now to get people to realize the permanent damage they are doing to their economies and communities by farming out the acquisition of increasing amounts of chochkeys and imported from China crap; but to little avail, maybe the above stats will put the real acts of the beast into action?
The Anti Physics, Physics of The TrannyMammy™ Pandemic
It had to happen, folks, it just had to: 2,100+ “scientists” have signed a letter stating that science says there is no such thing as incarnated gender.
The relationship between sex chromosomes, genitalia, and gender identity is complex, and not fully understood. There are no genetic tests that can unambiguously determine gender, or even sex. Furthermore, even if such tests existed, it would be unconscionable to use the pretext of science to enact policies that overrule the lived experience of people’s own gender identities.
Got that, non-scientist, hoi polloi “men” and “women”!? YOU don’t exist until science proves you exist and then, you only exist as a collection of cells who have “experienced” events that make them what they “are” or “identify” as.
Time To Vote Ba’alifornia Off The Island Before Its Too Late
As Michael Brendan Dougherty points out, the land of fruits and nuts has gone from bad to worse to straight up diabolical. The “Golden State” has now elected the Trannymammy™ pinup poster-boy and former City by The Gay mayor, Gavin Newsome as governor. To put that into perspective, Governor Moonbeam – the certifiably insane Jerry Brown – was actually a moderating force in California politics the last 4 years. From teenage abortions at public schools to a $400 billion hole in their lavish retirement system CALPENS to laws prohibiting parents from seeking second opinions on “transitioning” children to making euthanasia legal, California should take the name I’ve given it and run with to see how many souls they can harvest for Satan. Say hello to Ba’alifornia.
Ba-alifornia Is Now Actually Promoting Itself As A Satanic Destination – If you drive Interstate 5 in Ba’alifornia you will see two signs of the “Adopt a Highway” type that read “The Art of Satan”…. no joke. John Horvat has started a petition to have them removed but what ought to really be removed is legalized acceptance of religious plurality that makes this stuff possible. See my article on restoring the Kingship of Christ for His feast day.
Mike Church, Too Catholic For Satellite Radio
Membah…membah!? Fast forward to November of that year and Chris writes a followup “Too Catholic For Satellite Radio”. Thanks to Papa Francis deliberate attempt to bring an end to the Catholic Church by claiming he can change dogma (the licit Death Penalty), I am becoming #Too Catholic For Lukewarm Catholic Radio. Ferrara wrote the following which we at the CRUSADE Channel studio still believe is True and pursue improving it every day.
“Indeed, over the past year or so Mike Church has emerged as the only traditionally Catholic conservative in talk radio today, anywhere in the world. And I mean traditional. Not only during my appearances on the show, but now thematically, Mike has turned the longest running political talk show on Sirius Radio into an unabashed presentation of the Social Kingship of Christ, traditional Catholic moral teaching, and even the traditional Latin liturgy as the solution to what is evidently otherwise a terminal civilizational crisis. I have been invited on the show numerous times to defend all of these things explicitly, to speak of the one true Church, and even to call upon conservative Protestants to enter the Church if they are serious about saving our nation and our civilization.”
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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 11 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.
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It’s October 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.”