Veritas et Sapientia – “And what have we found? Not creative devils, but show business glitz. Mick Jagger tarting it up on stage is all that we brought back from the voyage to the underworld..” Alan Bloom, Closing of The American Mind
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Sing Merrily, Its Christmas!
Gracie Olmstead puts her finger on the True meaning of Christmas and goes beyond the usual “traditional” carping about what the blessed season is and isn’t.
“When we wake up to a Christmas morning devoid of the pleasures we expect—material or emotional, physical or spiritual—we are inclined to grab our pitchforks and protest the celestial unkindness that would force us to experience this adversity. We don’t want to deal with a broken Christmas. We don’t really believe that Christmas is meant to come without ribbons or tags, “packages, boxes, or bags.” And yet, the Whos sang merrily, despite their barren homes and hungry stomachs. I know Dr. Seuss writes colorful cartoons, as devoid of realism as your average children’s book. But his stories—like most beloved fairy tales and novels—are meant to inspire, to instruct, to encourage. When Charles Dickens presents us with the meager blessings of Bob Cratchit’s family in A Christmas Carol, we’re not meant to passively applaud. We’re meant to aspire. Can we sing in the face of adversity? Can we be merry despite our brokenness?”Gracie Olmstead
Today is the last day of Advent, will you be using it to prepare for ChristmasTide as Gracie suggests. Merry Christmas, Gracie Olmstead and family!
Merry Festivus Pocahontas!
Senator Rand Paul has a rapier wit this Christmas:
The Grinch Beats Smokey The Bear
Those traveling to National parks to take in the sights and get lessons in forestry from Smokey The Bear will be greeted with “closed” signs as a result of the “partial government shutdown”.
Mordor Is Melting Just In Time For A Stocking Stuffer
The $5 Trillion Headed Hydra known as Mordor on The Potomac is in official meltdown mode because 1/10th of the Federal monstrosity may shut down and …wait for it…oh the horror! Nazi Pelosi isn’t buying Trump’s bluff…
But with ultra-conservative lawmakers and media personalities effectively demanding that the president stick to his campaign promises, Trump doubled down. “I’ve made my position very clear. Any measure that funds the government has to include border security,” he said at a White House event.”Walls work, whether we like it or not,” he added. “They work better than anything.” Democrats have refused to budge, saying they will not support a spending measure that funds Trump’s wall. “That’s a non-starter,” said top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi. “I think they know that.”
Yes, walls do work and so does federalism if we would just give it a go and let Texas guard its own border, as a federal constitution would require. All I want for Christmas is to see the Texas Bonnie Blue flying over Austin and no ‘Murican flag in sight!
FINALLY! We Have A President Who Can Sing “Green Acres”!
One of the things I love about President Trump is his talent and very dry sense of humor, fully on display in this rendition of the TV theme song from Green Acres; just watch it.
Merry Pound Me Too Xmas Non-Party!
Well it finally happened, somebody burned down the company “’tis the season” party, according to business analysts.
RETREAT!! Why I Pray Trump’s Syria Decision Is Infectious
Mordor on The Potomac’s professional war makers were “shocked” I tell you, positively “SHOCKED” that their golden goose, President Trump, decided to completely remove U.S. troops from a war zone the U.S. was never “officially” supposed to be in. Trump’s decision came via his Twitter feed
Senator Rand Paul responded to Trump’s action, confirming that this is indeed, the real deal he (and we) have been pleading for.
But the American Conservative says that Trump’s “surprise” decision was no surprise at all.
While the announcement took much of official Washington by surprise, The American Conservative has learned that a select group of administration officials, as well as a handful of senior military officers, knew of Trump’s decision as early as Saturday morning.
This is an early Christmas gift for the families of the troops involved and the citizens who are forced to finance these lethal and meaningless deposits into the coffers of the military/war/thinktank/NGO Industrial complexes.
Penny Marshall RIP
I never missed an episode of Laverne and Shirley until its final season and I caught them in reruns. The show was a spinoff of Happy Days and starred Cindy Williams and the hysterical Penny Marshall. The girls were proto-TV feminists but not of the preachy kind and they were funny… REALLY funny! Penny Marshall died on Tuesday and there has not been much reflection on her life until this piece from Emily Jahinsky appeared at The Federalist. Watch the intro video. If you’re as old as I, you’ll laugh and remember the late 70’s as a time of sugar-pop, disco fun; without today’s sin-charged TV celebrity edicts. I can still hear Penny Marshall, Laverne DeFazio, poopoo Shirley’s latest hair-brained scheme: “Ohhhh, I dunno Cheryl…” and then, it was on! Part Honeymooners and part I love Lucy, Laverne and Shirley never ceased to entertain and make you laugh… *sigh* gosh, I miss Laverne and Shirley! Penny Marshall, RIP.
The Warly Standard – Good Riddance
Jack Hunter returns to the AmConMag to opine on the topic that brought Jack and me together back in 2009: opposition to the never-ending war machine of the DeceptiCONS led by their mouthpiece: The Weekly Standard.
“11 Year Olds, Dude” II, Its Even Worse Than I Thought
On yesterday’s Mike Church Show I suggested that the phone lines of Child Protective Services of New York should have been jammed with the activity of concerned residents over the safety of 11 year old sex star Desmond Napoles whose parents have now escorted their son to TWO “gay bars” where he danced for drunken homosexuals who lustily howled at the child and threw folded up money at him as you would an adult stripper. I commend Rod Dreher for his investigation into Desmond’s parents exploitation of the child, including setting up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Desmond’s “therapy” to continue. You can’t make this stuff up, Desmond is ADHD and the LGBT advocacy, gay bar dancing and mocking of women are his therapy. WendyLou Napoles, in her own words:
Desmond is on the autism spectrum….But at the end of the day, this 10-year old boy has been able to overcome his disorder’s symptoms and behavior issues and become successful in pursuing his interests. He likes dressing up, dance, voguing, and fashion design. HOW ARE THOSE INTERESTS HURTING YOU??? Please, someone explain that to me. Frankly speaking, it takes most people until their adulthood to figure out how to live with any disorder or disease. Desmond feels most focused and comfortable when he is designing his outfits and dressing up. It helps his autism and helps keep his behavior under control, which means he has a high quality of life right now.Wendy Napoles
If making girl’s clothes, wearing them, promoting other children to pursue “transitioning” or the gateway of being “gay” is therapy, then why wouldn’t having sex with his adult admirers be an even better therapy as long as mom and dad get to “supervise”. Ms. Napoley is so detached from the reality that she has become her son’s pimp and is figuratively speaking, “earning a living” from it, she’s now angrily denying the obvious and using a disease’s treatment as cover.
Lukewarm Ninnyism Begins During Teenage Years
A new study shows that most children who leave the Catholic Church as young adults begin the process when they are teens DURING CCD classes etc (my conclusion, not the study’s authors). Now why would that be and why does it matter? Look what 50 years of post-conciliar “happy Jesus-no sin to see here, parishioner, move along, faith” hath wrought [emphasis mine, MC]
The church also is encountering loss through people who were never introduced to the faith. Parents raised as Catholics increasingly choose not to enroll their children in the sacraments of initiation. While Catholic fertility rates largely reflect that of the general population, fewer infants are baptized today than in the 1940s, according to Mark Gray, a senior researcher on Catholicism.
If you are a Mass, 4 times a year “catholic” you obviously don’t believe the Sacraments are an integral and necessary part of your salvation so why should you bother your kids with it when they can hang out with the Protestants down the way and climb rock walls in their churches?
It’s August 2008 All Over Again-Are You Ready?
My friend David Simpson talks about the impending “correction” we are now sorely overdue for and he is not alone. The Financial aggregate site Zero Hedge is populated now everyday with “economists” from across the globe “hedging” their money bets and trying to predict the event that triggers the greatest financial crash in human history. This post deals with Gold as being the catalyst-did you know that Gold has NOT increased in value while Treasuries and debt have plummeted? Why is that!?
“11 Year Olds, Dude” And The Closing of The ‘Murican Mind
This strong stimulant, which Nietzsche called Nihiline, was for a very long time, epitomized in a single figure, Mick Jagger. A shrewd, middle-class boy, he played the possessed lower class demon and teen-aged satyr up until he was forty, with one eye on the mobs of children of both sexes whom he stimulated to a sensual frenzy and the other eye winking at the unerotic, commercially motivated adults who handled the money. In his act he was male and female, heterosexual and homosexual; unencumbered by modesty, he could enter everyone’s dreams, promising to do everything with everyone; and, above all, he legitimated drugs, which were the real thrill that parents and policemen conspired to deny his youthful audience.Alan Bloom, Closing of The American Mind
“Desmond” is an 11 year old boy that is a walking, talking and stripper pole dancing at gay bars, example of my adage. “The demons are ascendent, they’ve come for the children and they won’t take ‘no’ for an answer.” “Desmond” has now been photographed “dancing” at a Brooklyn “gay bar” while grown men howled and threw cash money at him. Rod Dreher has it right when he says “this is a manifestation of pedophilia, straight up”. But, Rod, its even more than that. “Desmond” is the toast of all social media, broadcast media and now live touring events, he is the Mick Jagger of our era. Preening and strutting his sexual perversions so you can preen and strut yours. Alan Bloom in his Closing of The American Mind pegged Jagger for the socially destructive demon he was; we can apply Bloom to Desmond with a diabolic twist: the goal posts have been moved and single digit aged children are now on the menu.
Where does Beelzebub, Lucifer and the boys take us from here, I cannot say but I can say this: “The Demons are ascendent…”
Welcome To Post Truth ‘Muricah
The TrannyMammy™ zeitgeist has been adding horsepower to its engine by extorting members of official society into their religion: doctors, lawyers, university provosts, politicians, CEO’s etc. Let’s talk about the doctors for just a moment to gauge just how far the lie has advanced. This doctor wrote to Rod Dreher to explain to his readers what is happening in clinical psychology.
We not only live in a post-Christian world, but we also live in a post-truth world. In fact, the suicide rate of transgender individuals is extremely high, even after surgical intervention. The fact remains that surgery does not change your gender. It is only a superficial fix — building a façade that does nothing to change the psychological issues that create the feelings in the first place.
Got that, bigot citizen? Transitioning will not make anyone happier and will in more cases than not lead to suicide but hey, that’s what they want so death they shall get.
Watch Bishop Barron Try & NOT Convert Ben Shapiro
A Twitter follower sent me the video below because he was confused and bewildered after watching it. You can add me to the confused and bewildered category too. Ben Shapiro asks an honest question and even accuses himself of being out of a state of Grace but Bishop Barron is having none of it. Shapiro and everyone else that has read the 10 commandments and bought a puppy is going to heaven and will be hanging out “with Christ” and his “conscience of love!” If you want to know why the Catholic Church has little teaching authority remaining, watch this video.
Jason Craig wrote recently about what Bishop Barron is attempting here: to gain human respect and get invited back on Shapiro’s show.
Simply put, we are called to love the world, but to live differently from it. This will mean that we for sure will lose human respect, because the world will be annoyed that we treasure different things than it does. Sin wants company, and disdains the saint.Jason Craig
Read Jason’s whole essay thing here.
What Did Capitalism Replace? I’ll Give You 3 Guesses & The First 2 Don’t Count
Capitalism and liberalism are the twin pillars upon which the modern world was built. And both of them were built, unconsciously, by the priests and popes of the medieval Catholic Church.Tanner Greer, How The Catholic Church Created Our Liberal World
That’s a salient point from Ted Cruz (my guess as to who “the politician” is) and may also be wishful thinking but WHAT IF? Unless Rand Paul is elected in Trump’s place there is no Republican in the U.S. who will even attempt to defend what good Trump has done. The Buffet Boys will return and babies will be slaughtered in increasing numbers at our expense while the GOP fiddles. Now you may see the urgency of beginning to form those prayer warrior brigades (please consider joining my CRUSADER Knights) and talking about the newly, reorganized federal union. Oh, a Blessed Advent!
TrannyMammy’s™ Practice Child Abuse, Here’s Proof
Puberty blockers pose significant medical risk to children and no one knows just how severe that damage is. Jane Robbins says that doctors and Big Pharma hacks are lying when they say the drugs are completely safe.
Lupron was originally Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved to treat prostate cancer, but it’s now routinely prescribed for other conditions such as endometriosis and “precocious puberty” — i.e., puberty that begins too early (generally considered under age eight for girls, under age nine for boys). Many of these patients have experienced extreme side effects that shattered their health and their lives, including severe joint pain, osteoporosis, compromised immune systems, and mental health issues such as severe depression and even suicidal ideation. The FDA has received 24,000 reports of adverse reactions, about half of which the agency has deemed serious.
Look at the bright side, no reports of rectums falling out or eyeballs bleeding but hey, TrannyMammy™ moms gotta transition.
Leviathan Finally Admits Our Killings In Yemen via Saudi Arabia
A TV commercial for State Farm begins “Well it finally happened, someone done burned down my she-shed.” Take the line and apply it to the historic resolution that cleared the Senate yesterday “It finally happened, someone done burnt down Congress’s she-shed filled with Yemen denials”. Daniel Larison reports on the long overdue good news.
The Senate’s passage of S.J.Res. 54 today was historic in several respects. It was the first time the Senate used the War Powers resolution to oppose ongoing U.S. involvement in a foreign war, and it was the first time in decades that the Senate repudiated a war involving the U.S. against the wishes of the sitting president.Daniel Larison, The American Conservative
Lest anyone think that Larison’s ire or yours should be directed solely at President Trump, this one’s actually on Dear Leader Chairman MaObama.
U.S. support for the war on Yemen has been a bipartisan policy that spans two administrations, but it is such a despicable and outrageous policy that it mobilized a bipartisan coalition to vote to end it.Daniel Larison-ibid
I tweeted this out yesterday to my friend Laurie Calhoun, author of We Kill Because We can.
3 years, 300,000 dead and 30 monologues to plead for this to be brought this about, later, NOW Saudi-led is trending!? I’m happy for the #Yemeni, non-combatants that survived but, really!? #Reparations #Reparations #Reparations! @laurielcalhoun @DanielLarison— Mike Church (@TheKingDude) December 13, 2018
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?
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 December 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.”
Techonology Killed The office Worker Star
Read the story of Evelyn Berezin, a seemingly innocent and ingenious woman who invented the word processor back in 1970. Berezin wanted secretaries (hey, what’s THAT!?) to be able to spend more time assisting their bosses but instead, unwittingly created the tool that would eliminate the secretary.
What Do You Get When You Fall In Error?
[T]he Church of England [i]n a newly issued pastoral guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name”. Referred to as the “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith,” the service invites the already-christened gender-confused to “renew the commitments made in baptism in a public setting and provides space for those who have undergone a major transition to re-dedicate their life to Jesus Christ.”
If you “re-dedicate your life to Jesus” wouldn’t it make sense that your gender distinction would be the one He blessed you with and would recognize you in?
What Does REAL Mercy Look Like? Like This…
KV Turley spins another inspirational yarn about overcoming evil and adversity through the devout practice of The Faith. This tale is about a young French woman who came of age during WWII, named Maïti Girtanner. Girtanner was captured and tortured by a Nazi doctor named Leo, but survived. What happens next in 1984 when Maïti meets Leo again can only be explained by God’s Grace. Read the whole story here.
AOC’s Philosophy By Bumper Sticker
Everyone’s favorite socialist, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has shown a penchant for saying one thing in personi and another in absentia. Kyle Smith explains.
The guy who has been writing Orrin Hatch’s Twitter jokes is probably not Orrin Hatch. But AOC has chosen as her social-media spokesperson someone whose I.Q. is so many points above hers that it’s setting her up for an epic face plant.
Ocasio Cortez may be the most stupendously maleducated legislator since Hank Brown asked whether or not Guam might tip over in too many people moved to one side.
Irish Eyes Descend Into The Evil of Human Sacrifice
When Ireland “legalized” sodomy by a popular vote the writing was on the wall: Ireland is no longer Catholic and has become more pagan and evil than when Saint Patrick converted her. Now comes word that the new, voter-approved “right” of abortion is about to become a sacrament that will be compulsory for the public to fund and doctors to perform.
The Dáil rejected a number of amendments that would have moderated the radical pro-abortion bill. Earlier Wednesday, TDs rejected an amendment to require parental consent for girls under 16 who want abortions. They also voted against amendments to ban sex-selection abortions and taxpayer-funded abortions and to require basic medical care for infants born alive after botched abortions. Irish Legal reports they also rejected an amendment to provide better conscience protections for doctors. The bill demands that doctors who refuse to abort unborn babies refer women to a doctor who will.
Once the evil one gains a foothold he moves with lightning speed to enhance his gains and deprive as many souls as possible from a chance at a blessed eternity. The Irish are giving in to this evil far too easily to advance any explanation for it outside of they’ve lost the Faith.