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. 2016 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 – “On the top of Mount Olivet, from which Jesus ascended, there was a level rock. On it He stood addressing the multitude before He blessed them and the cloud of light received Him. His footsteps remained impressed on the stone, and on another the mark of one hand of the Blessed Virgin. It was past noon before the crowd entirely dispersed. The Apostles and disciples now felt themselves alone. They were at first restless and like people forsaken. But by the soothing presence of the Blessed Virgin they were comforted, and putting entire confidence in Jesus’ words, that she would be to them a mediatrix, a mother, and an advocate, they regained peace of soul.” – Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich
The Coming Illegality Of Being Southern – People stood and watched, snapped iPhone pics, went on Facebook Live etc. as the hooligan wrecking crew of NOLA mayor Mitch Landrieu ripped the statue of Robert E Lee from its iconic pedestal in Lee Circle. No one knows where the statue was taken but we do know this: the Social Justice Warriors have succeeded, without firing a shot, in doing what the Union Army couldn’t: bringing the character and culture of the deep south to its final, embarrassing end. Honey Boo Boo & Ricky Bobby have won, Lee, Davis and yes Jefferson have lost. Pat Buchanan asks the pertinent question of all this: what do the SJW’s do for an encore? Identifying family trees that have ties to any antebellum slave owners and publicly stripping them of their reputation and wealth? Forcing their children to wear Confederate flags on their clothing as an indication of their eternal shame like Jews were forced to wear golden Stars of David in Germany? The pathetic failure of the South’s “leaders” in defending the scandalous yet true events of history alongside the good, true and beautiful that was concurrently produced is a throbbing beacon of the collapse of decorum in our society. That collapse ultimately leads to violence and martyrs if it is not checked. So, who will be the first to check it and go Confederate-Carmelite?
Amazon Crushed Mom And Pop, Wally World Is Next – The Frankenstein monster of “capitalism”, amazon.com, has succeeded in crushing nearly every Mom and Pop bookstore in ‘Muricah; every family owned sporting goods retailer, harware store and pretty much anything sold at retail prices that has a wholesale supplier and that’s not enough for the monster’s appetite. Jeff Bezos has informed Wal-Mart and Costco that they are next if they don’t stop their current operations and adopt the centralized amazon-state model. If Bezos succeeds here, and given our current obsessive consumption habits he will, the next step is logical: the Federal Gubbmint must consume amazon and we can say hello to ___________ President’s name + “co” e.g. “TrumpCo”. This is not “capitalism” folks, this is monopoly building and like the coming illegality of being southern, the violent, logical future should give you pause next time you order anything from amazon.
ESPN And Big Bling “Crib” Sports: R.I.P. – ESPN is doomed and there is nothing Lebron James can do about it. At zerohedge.com you’ll find this pearl of Truth-telling: “As ESPN has lost 10,000 cable and satellite subscribers every day in 2017, seen ratings collapse for all original programming, and recently embarked on the firing of 100 employees as part of a desperate cost cutting move to save its business. The network’s sports media defenders have desperately argued that the network’s embrace of far left wing politics has not had any impact on its collapsing viewership. That’s despite the fact that there have been two different studies that have demonstrated Republican voters have abandoned the network’s original programming in the past year. In that regard, one can argue that ESPN has done what numerous (and especially elite) colleges and universities have done the past several years: create a hostile atmosphere for white male students all the while wanting them to be paid customers. One cannot both seek to offend and attack the same people one wishes to purchase their services without courting disaster, yet higher education and ESPN are doing just that.” This is why small, Catholic colleges are beginning to see a renaissance of sorts and why, private, targeted network channels like The CRUSADE Channel will flourish in the future, why’s that? As Joseph Pearce eloquently puts it: Small Is Still Beautiful.
The Talk radio Mafia Empires Begin Their Inevitable Collapse – The rumor mill is swirling all about the future of Sean Hannity’s TV show on Fox and the recent Seth Rich story/debacle.
NOT a Shocker AND Another “I Told Y So”: Melania IS A Catholic – Only the British papers will print this Truth but that’s to be expected. I have been calling this since day 1 but oh wait, I’m not Matt Walsh or Rod Dreher so…you know, like, move along citizen, nothing to see from this has-been. Seriously, this is CONFIRMATION of what I have been telling you, now let’s say what needs to be said: pray for the Conversion of President Donald J Trump and you’ll start to see the REAL reason Satan’s spawn was denied the Oval Office. Deo gratias!
NOT a Shocker II: The Manchester Orthodox Muslim Was part Of An Orthodox Family – Brother Alexis Bugnolo and I chatted yesterday on the show about the unlikelihood that no one in Salman Abedi’s family knew he was was about to commit mass murder, we were correct. Abedi’s “friends and family”, all steeped in the dehumanizing cult that is Islam, have been arrested for their complicity and Abedi’s sister even claims that Allah’s little helper might be in the glories of heaven right now. This is precisely what we have been pointing out as Belloc and Bosco pointed out: Islam teaches its own supremacy is so divine, anyone not in union with “the faith” are insignificant as a stray dog is insignificant to traffic on a highway. Think I’m exaggerating? Consider this from the Daily Mail: “Abedi’s younger sister, Jomana, said her brother was kind and loving and that she was surprised by what he did this week. She said she thought he was driven by what he saw as injustices. She told the Wall Street Journal: ‘I think he saw children—Muslim children—dying everywhere, and wanted revenge. He saw the explosives America drops on children in Syria, and he wanted revenge. Whether he got that is between him and God.'” Nice. Aint Islam red, white and green awesome!?
Read My Latest: Madness In Manchester: Let’s Hug, Hope And Not Hate, Muslims Are Awesome – Here’s an excerpt. “What’s that, it’s not your “cup of tea” or “I prefer to remain non-denominational and non-judgemental”. No, you prefer to remain a coward and refuse to pick up those crossed pieces of wood and bear them like the Nazarethan who bore them for you and your sins…coward. It is far easier to choose the side of consensus and social-media wind direction, whatever that may be today; but the problem with that is you will ultimately run out of choices and the “radical Muslim” standing before you isn’t going to give you one. Go ahead, offer a hug, a #standtogether tweet and a 1 year free subscription to Charlie Hebdo and see if Nonameah Eezlam takes you out for fish and chips.”
Evil Now Has a Proper Noun But We Already New Its Name: Islam – The British press is ablaze today with the identity of the nail-bomber revealed to be one Salman Abedi, a British born citizen of the UK and a recent visitor to Syria.
But Katie, Islam Is A Religion of Peace, Madame! – Katies Hopkins poured out the Truth back in March after a Muslim went orthodox and took out 5 Britons including a police officer using a small knife and his Range Rover. Hopkins prophesied that there would be more attacks as a matter of fact they were being planned as she wrote. Hopkins is back at it today, thankfully adding some common sense and much needed rage at the slaughter of 22 innocents in Manchester 2 nights ago. Hopkins “The worst kind of death. The most savage of attacks. I wanted to vomit. Crouching at the end of my bed, I wanted to be physically sick, knowing what this would mean for today. It would mean the eunuch politicians peddling their narrative that we will carry on as normal, that we stand united. Trying to find some hope to hang on to.” Hopkins is a must read for her clarity on what the UK actually is facing and I might add, what is coming our way if we don’t alter our course, quickly.
Membah, Membah? The UK Was Warned That Muslim Orthodoxy Was There To Stay – Back in March I shared, in this space, an essay written by UK citizen Kate Hopkins. Hopkins warned Teresa May and the rest of the hand-heart makers who stood in solidarity “for religious diversity” (surrender to Islam), that the maniacal attack at Parliament was just the beginning of Muslim Orthodoxy. Well, it only took 60 days for Hopkins (and Y/T) to be proven correct and for the rest of agnostic EU to be served notice: you’ll either convert to Islam or fight them as Christians, there is no other option. Hopkins: “These events are no longer extreme. They are commonplace. Every day occurrences. These people are no longer extremists. They are simply more devout. More true to their beliefs. Beliefs which will be supported endlessly across our state broadcaster for the next few months until we buy into the narrative that one religion is not to blame. That in fact we should blame Brexit supporters. For believing in a Britain. As it was before. Anything but the truth.” Hopkins warning has yet to be heeded, is today the day that begins?
Muslim Orthodfoxy On Display: ISIS Cheers Massacre of Teenage Girls In Manchester – ‘Muricah’s deadliest creation yet, ISIS, is celebrating the slaughter of 22 teenage girls at an Ariana Grande concert last night in Manchester.
Art Of The Mordor Deal: Trump Asks For 8% Gubbmint Cut, Deep State Says “How Bout, ‘No’ – President Trump has submitted a “budget” proposal that beefcakes up the military industrial complex while paring down The Welfare State. The “Make Our Superpower Great Again” budget (emphasis mine) includes a new spending program for “parental leave” that will cost $25 billion over 10 years, so much for the “conservative” approach to shrinking “the size and scope of government”. The phrase, “we been had” doesn’t adequately describe
“Donald – John – Trump!”, You Know You’re In Trouble When Your Mother Calls You By All 3 Names – Peggy Noonan has some advice for the Flounder in Chief, and it sounds like motherly scolding. “It would be good if top Hill Republicans went en masse to the president and said: “Stop it. Clean up your act. Shut your mouth. Do your job. Stop tweeting. Stop seething. Stop wasting time. You lost the thread and don’t even know what you were elected to do anymore. Get a grip. Grow up and look at the terrain, see it for what it is. We have limited time. Every day you undercut yourself, you undercut us. More important, you keep from happening the good policy things we could have done together. If you don’t grow up fast, you’ll wind up abandoned and alone. Act like a president or leave the presidency.” Is Noonan correct or has Mordor become not manageable by those who are not Mordorians? Isn’t it possible, nay likely, that the problems President Trump is encountering in his administration show what I’ve been telling you for over a decade? This monstrosity we call the Federal Government is a living beast that will defend itself as though any attempt to reign it in is a virus that the elite white blood cells must smother until death?
‘Murican Government: “Bring Out Yer Dead!” – Read this piece, written anonymously, (the author actually is actually known to me) at The Federalist and see if you can distinguish what the real problem in ‘Murican government is today. Here’s a clue:
Broadcast TV Has Reached “Peak” TV & Still Has Nothing To Say – The tabloids are all abuzz over Showtime’s relaunch of the creepy 1992 TV series Twin Peaks, that is understandable for those needing a break from writing fictions about our apocalyptic, Trumpian future, but The American Conservative Magazine!? AmConMag features not one but two cover stories today about the relaunch of Twin Peaks giving me pause to search for the link to “conservatism” and maybe that’s the point: “conservatism” has jumped the rails so far even people that ostensibly defend what’s left from it’s smoldering remains are confused over what is to be “conserved”.
It’s May 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.”