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 -(Am I the same man at fifty as I was at forty in respect of memory, intellectual powers, critical responses? More or less.) But what is crucial to human beings as characters in enacted narratives is that, possessing only the resources of psychological continuity, we have to be able to respond to the imputation of strict identity. I am forever whatever I have been at any time for others-and I may at any time be called upon to answer for it-no matter how changed I may be now. There is no way of founding my identity-or lack of it-on the psychological continuity or discontinuity of the self. The self inhabits a character whose unity is given as the unity of a character. Once again there is a crucial disagreement with empiricist or analytical philosophers on the one hand and with existentialists on the other. –Alisdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue
We’re All President’s Now. 9th Circuit Court To President Trump “Drop Dead” – The 9th Circuit Court predictably ruled that a Circuit Court Judge in Seattle is President and that Donald Trump, the actual President needs to stand down and stop trying to be President. The 9th Circuit actually claims that it is within “their rights” to review all Executive actions!
The Campaign To Place 43 Year Old Perverts In Your Daughters Bathroom Was Always About Sex – The statistics now bear out that if you give ‘Murican males the opportunity, vast majorities of them, raised and steeped in a “culture” of pornography and instant gratification for all desires of the flesh, will take it. The amazing thing to witness are the Useful idiots who carry water for the perverts under the lame guise of “diversity” or “inclusiveness”.
When Underwear Becomes Political We have A Problem – So the CEO of Underarmour dares to pay President Trump a compliment and thus brings a rain of fire and brimstone down upon himself and his company. The day is save for high priced underwear when “The Rock” takes to Instagram to quell the rioters.
The Cult of Death In Media Gets One Right? – I Have not seen the HBO series “The Young Pope” but Matthew Schmitz at First Things has (a Catholic commentary blog) and he likes it…nay he loves it. I was told that blasphemy abounds and, a as a friend described it to me “if you wonder what the Vatican would look like as Sodom or Gamorah, Young Pope is for you”. But Schmitz says that is not the case, that Young Pope actually is a challenge to the Francis Papacy and its obsession-like war with doctrine and tradition. “Paolo Sorrentino, who wrote and directed the series, does not seem to be a traditional Catholic. As with most recent treatments of faith, a little more religious literacy would have gone a long way. Nonetheless, The Young Pope reveals the exhaustion of attempts to make the Church attractive by conforming it to the world. Reveling in supposedly old-fashioned garments like the papal red shoes and wide-brimmed saturno, it shows how attractive an unapologetically traditional Catholicism can be.” Do readers have comments, advice for others on this series?
The Planned Parenthood Employee Of The Month Program – What would you do to earn a free wall plaque and a pizza party for 3 and your best-bud Orcs? “Employees” read worker demons, at Planned Parenthood could win pizza parties by being the “caregiver” who encouraged the most amount of women to have abortions and yes, they received a certificate of achievement plaque for their walls. With every layer peeled away of the rotted onion that is Planned Parenthood, ‘Muricans are learning just how ghastly and de-humanizing this diabolical entity is. Watch the video if you can stomach the Truth. Note that Susan Thayer uses military terminology as in “I trained my staff in the way that I was trained” as if the task is the defeat of an enemy and where defeat is achieved by death. This civilization has ducked all the corrective asteroids we were allotted. The next time you see some blurb or glorious recount of the “Women’s March” remember the contents of this video as WHAT they were marching for: human life degraded to the level of a Pizza Hut Party Pack.
DeceptiCONNED: Rand Paul Pleads With President Trump To Not Let “NeoCONS” In The State Department – The rumor is that President Trump has been advised to hire neocon thug Elliott Abrams to assist Rex Tillerson at the State Department. If this is true and Trump acts accordingly, the entire effort to “end the era of nation building” will be derailed and a war with Iran all but assured. Rand Paul is begging the President to come to his non-intervention senses: “The neocon trademark is to conduct war in secret to avoid congressional scrutiny. This is exactly what happenedduring Iran-Contra. Despite legislation that prohibited sending arms to Nicaragua, Abrams and other neocons surreptitiously funneled money from sultans in Brunei to sheiks in Iran, converting the cash into weapons that were then sent to authoritarians in Nicaragua.” See how LONG this bellicosity has been going on!?
The Christian Purge: Cal Berkeley Edition – When you see videos and pics of young people rampaging through the streets of any city or college campæ, wearing ski masks and Guy Fawkes costumes, we are trained to say “well, that’s just their way of protesting and exercising free speech and we have to fight for their right to do so”. Why!? They will not fight for your “right” to protest Moloch’s presence by illuminating a Nativity on the same grounds next Christmas. Read this anthology of what I term as rants from the Cal Berkley newspaper and note that Milo Yiannopolis got what he had coming. “A peaceful protest was not going to cancel that event, just like numerous letters from faculty, staff, Free Speech Movement veterans and even donors did not cancel the event. Only the destruction of glass and shooting of fireworks did that.” I keep saying this and yes I express it to my college attending kids: stay away from these maniacs in every way possible, it is only a matter of time before they begin to tire of smashing windows and turn to smashing beautifully sculpted, young smiles.
How To End Hookup Culture: Bring Back Catholic Universities – You could also start studying de Homine, Philosophia Perennis and the Trivium/Quadrivium but that would take professors who could actually teach the stuff. First Things Magazine has a similar suggestion: “First and foremost, the number of Catholic students on campus matters. The more students on a campus identify as Catholic, the more Catholic the campus “feels” to the students. A distant second in importance are several institutional factors: the number of required classes in theology, the frequency with which Mass is celebrated, the percentage of dorms that are co-ed, and the policies governing co-ed visitation. These institutional factors seem to affect students because students connect them with Catholic identity, and because students encounter them almost daily.” I think we see eye to eye on this one, maybe the CRUSADE Academy is on the right track!?
DeceptiCONNED II: The Carbon Tax Cometh – Don’t wanna say I told ya so, but man, I hate being right about these things: Prominent Republicans Pitch Carbon-Tax Plan to Top Trump Aides
The “Great Manipulator”, Steve Bannon, Is Responsible For The CRUSADE Channel – If the Has-Been-Media wanted a sideshow story to go along with Time Magazine’s cover story this week showing my replacement on the SiriusXM Patriot Channel, Steven K Bannon they might contact me. I read with great attention the description Mr Bannon’s decades long quest for revenge for the obilteration of the working class and their vocations in the Rust Belt. The author of the Time story actually quotes Bannon from his early days as my replacement on Patriot, this is amazing: I was that close to world-dominating-power! “[A friend] too, was struck by what he calls Bannon’s “rather severe outlook on what our nation is going through.” Bannon noted repeatedly on his radio show that “we’re at war” with radical jihadis in places around the world. This is “a global existential war” that likely will become “a major shooting war in the Middle East again.” War with China may also be looming, he has said. This conviction is central to the Breitbart mission, he explained in November 2015: “Our big belief, one of our central organizing principles at the site, is that we’re at war.” Of course the above narrative is served only in response to the Time story because I harbor nothing but amity towards Mr. Bannon who also filled in for me a dozen or so times when I was on SiriusXM Patriot, but man, I was that close to *sarcasm* “RULING THE WORLD”! If you have a Time subscription read the whole thing here, Rod Dreher has excerpts.
Revealed For Realz: The Diabolical, Dumbocrat Party & Its Horde of Teachers Union Orcs – Yesterday, the Vice President (Mike Pence) cast the tie-breaking vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVoss as Secretary of Education. WHY did the Dumbocrat Party invest weeks of phone calls, emails, TV and internet ad campaigns to defeat the Education nominee? Two words: teachers unions. These diabolical hordes that have controlled the “public education establishment” since the 1950’s have huge unions that rely on Mordor’s patronage and protection. The mere suggestion that private or even public “charter” schooling might get a boost from Trump is cause enough to ring the “all hands on deck” alarm in Hades: this is war. As the WSJ explains this is about evil’s survival: “The answer is the cold-blooded reality of union power and money. The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers are, along with environmentalists, the most powerful forces in today’s Democratic Party. They elect Democrats, who provide them more jobs and money, which they spend to elect more Democrats, and so on. To keep this political machine going, they need to maintain their monopoly control over public education.” We should all pray that President Trump is swayed to bring the DOE to an end by castrating the beast from the inside, listen to Kevin Gutzman and my conversation about this on this week’s Constitution hour.
MSNBC: Watch Out For “All The President’s DEAD Men” – If there is such a thing as a “journalist” at MSNBC you may spend the next four years looking for the creature and come up empty handed, then there’s Katy Tur. In an interview with U.s. Senator Deb Fischer, Tur insisted that because President Trump has disdain for the obvious bias shown him by “journalists” that he might “go after them” and that may result in “suspicious deaths”. So now President Trump, because he has not publicly, loudly denounced then threatened President Putin, must think all that Putin does or has done is good, wholesome and repeatable. What’s next, because President Trump hasn’t by name done the same for insert bad guy name here, he harbors secret desires to copy their work too? The madness of the Has-Been Media grows daily as Katie Couric’s channeling the thoughts of transgender fetuses showed us. Then There’s This…
Trump Threatens To Destroy Career of Any Legislator That Opposes Him – The #FakeNews generation device revved into high gear yesterday as “reporters recorded” what they took to be threats against state legislators that might oppose efforts the President supports. Read the story for yourself and decide if you think the hysteria is justified (you won’t).
If At First You Don’t Secede, Lie, then Try Again – California joins Washington in rallying its government officials, from top to bottom, to stand against the Trump Administration and basically DARE Mordor to do something about it. The latest show of dripping machismo comes from CA’s Governor Moonbeam, the State’s Assembly Leader and her AG Xavier Beccerera who jointly defied Trump, publicly, in his threat to “defund California” for taking steps to become a sanctuary state. We might want to see what was going on in South Carolina in December of 1860 for a gauge on just how serious this secession fever is.
Madness: Nat Geo & Katie Couric Now Claim That A “Fetus” Can Doubt Its Gender Assignment – Someone needs to take a padded rubber room from a mental correction facility, put it on a Mac truck and travel the countryside in search of tranZombies. The now fad-like mental disorder known as transgenderism has achieved comedic success where no comedy is warranted. Do these people watch their own shows? Listen to their radio interviews? Read their “blog posts”? Former NBC Nightly News anchor Katie Couric has produced with National Geographic a TV special titled The Gender Revolution (as if God’s creation of male and female humans is in need of Man’s tinkering). While visiting with infamous lesbian Ellen DeGeneres, Couric informs us that the same fetus that Hillary & her murderous goons at Planned Parenthood say is a “choice” actually can get conflicted over its sex while IN the womb. How Couric managed to score the prenatal interview and get “the fetus” on the record remains a mystery. Folks, watch the clip and decide whether you think crying or laughing is called for? Crying for Mammon’s firm possession of these disordered souls or laughter that these souls can accept this disordered reality as reality and must be doing so as comic relief?
If Kids Keep Playing Cowboys & Indians Then ‘Muricah Will Keep Making Racist, Hick-Hayseed Voters For Trump – Ross Douthat posits that the reason that Donald Trump was elected and then enacted his now infamous “Travel Ban” is because he is delivering the type of xenophobic government, ‘Muricah’s Indian massacre-ing, slave holding past mandates. That to change this paradigm would require that “middle Murica” lose this narrative, admit the true horrors of the slave trade, the indian killing, the “Manifest Destiny” course our forefathers took, atone for our sins, then chart a course to paradise. To wit: “Maybe no unifying story is really possible. Maybe the gap between a heroic founders-and-settlers narrative and the truth about what befell blacks and Indians and others cannot be adequately bridged. But any leader who wants to bury Trumpism (as opposed to just beating Trump) would need to reach for one — for a story about who we are and were, not just what we’re not, that the people who still believe in yesterday’s American story can recognize as their own.” This is pretty much the same indictment delivered by Christopher Ferrara in Liberty The God That Failed but Douthat is new to the conclusion. Times are a-changing indeed. H/T Rod Dreher
They’re Baaaa-aaack! Angry, Ugly Women, Pledge, Angry Ugly Strikes Against… Anyone NOT Them – The Facebook event reads: “It’s time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions.” It should be achieving clarity that the diabolical forces of Baphomet are mobilizing their Orc legions for the ultimate counter-strike to defend then re-impose the Cult of Death that ‘Murich has just inched away from.
All Hail His Excellency, Emperor Robart I, Keeper Of The Immigrant Flame – The Wall Street Journal, the WaPo, the NY Times and the rest of the usual suspects in Has-Been Media™ are certain that Federal Judges have the power to issue nationwide edicts from their “benches” then have them carried out by the legal peasantry. Someone notify the storm troopers on Hoth. In an unprecedented legal move, Judge James L Robart of Seattle Washington. Robart, without bothering to cite any Constitutional precedent but instead relied on two previous Federal Court cases, claims to have halted implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigrant travel into the United States from his perch to the Ice World of Hoth and back. Congress has the ultimate authority to rectify this situation by either passing an immigration bill that contains Trump’s ban or by ordering the Article III Judiciary to stop hearing cases brought against the Trump Administration as they should have done after Roe V Wade, Obergfeldt and dozens of other federal judiciary acts.
Carmelites!? There’s No Carmelites! President Trump Throws In With Obama On LGBTQrstlne – Christians have been by Donald Trump since 2015 that if he were elected President he would repeal the Johnson Amendment and restore true religious liberty to the clergy. Now comes the story that Trump has wavered on this as a result of his millennial children’s thoroughly disordered (but wildly popular) thoughts on homosexuality. As Denny Burk tells it, “religious conservatives ought to be at DefCon 1 right now but they aren’t”. What has also been missed by many, including this correspondent is Trump’s Tuesday night statement that affirms his position on the equality of LGBTQrstlne in the eyes of the Federal Government. Did you catch this? “The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression. The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump.” Got that, Christian? There is equality for disordered thinking at the top of the Trump Train White House. Ads Gerald Warner prophetically wrote of President Obama before his first term began, “this will all end in tears”.
So its OK For Washington State To Nullify Trump’s Election? – For over a decade, ratified Constitution defenders have held the high, historical ground that the Federal Government can be legally opposed when it exceeds its authority, we call this “Nullification”. Whenever we have made this claim, regardless of the tyranny opposed, we have been called every typical epithet in the book including “racist, bigot, homophobe” and for good measure “nazi” and “slave owner”. Now comes Washington State mobilizing its entire government to oppose what they say are egregious abuses of federal power being taken by the Trump Administration. The WaPo even gives the state heroic headlines and basically sides with them as legitimate protector’s of their citizens and by proxy all the rest of us rubes. Washington’s governor, Jay Inslee, went so far as to compare the Trump travel ban as being of the same color as the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII, neglecting to mention that action was taken by a Progressive who fomented caustic racism against Asians as part of his war propaganda.
Goodella The Hun Is Booed On Superbowl Trophy Stage – Speaking of tyrants, the Commissioner of The NFL, Roger Goodell, has left a trail of dashed hopes and fan outage in his tenure; see the persecution of the New Orleans Saints for “Bounty Gate” for an example. Then there is the years long “deflate gate” waged against the New England Patriots, last night, when trying to present the Lombardi Trophy to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Goodell was booed so loudly that he could not be heard over the roar. If you are a Saints fan, you were probably booing along with the crowd, I know I was, in between chuckles.
Why Don’t The
Boy Gay Scouts Of America Sodom Just Get The Orgy Badges On Already? – If I didn’t read this then verify it I wouldn’t believe it: The Boy Scouts are now openly accepting little girls who think they’re little boys into scouting. This totally vindicates those parents and scout leaders who fled the organization when it admitted youth homosexuals and predatory adult ones in as “Masters”; knowing that once that bow had been breached the hordes of Soddom would never rest until the Scouts are no longer. The next obvious assault will be to remove the ancient, chivalrous pledge of the scouts. here is how I think it will read in the very near future. “I promise to do my best by Ellen DeGeneres and GLAAD, to wage war on God and his church, so help me Ba’al.”
The Sheople’s Remorse? Polls Show ‘Muricans Are Shocked Trump Does What He Promised – Almost as if on cue from the Angry, Ugly Women For D & C’s on D.C., Gallup pollsters report that the ‘Murican sheople have judged President Trump more unpopular, faster than any President…EVER. The fact that Gallup has dashed out to report such a thing is indicative of the hoi polloi’s ravenous appetite for an increasing stream of gibberish to consume. Recall last week’s essay item from Allan Jacobs “The Fierce Tyranny of Now” and Jacobs’ observation that ‘Muricans have been neutered of any attachment to real contemplation and instead, hypnotically bounce from outrage to outrage. Now comes “Will Hadrian-The Last Roman” with a keen observation on the future fascism of anti-Trump rioters. “There is no intellectual depth to their passion, it’s rootless, and that’s what’s scary. It would take a car bomb in Philadelphia, for the pendulum to swing rapidly to the other side turning these rainbow flag waving ‘safe space’ millennials, into swastika praising Fascists. Passion without intellect is a fire that will burn down our entire civilisation.” That burn is coming in the form of importing vast amounts of Muslims into “Christian” populations. Like the Vendee and Cristeros, folks, even if our communities are rebuilt and strong, the Blues i.e. SJW’s will come in search of us. Vivo Cristo Rey!
Radio Killed The Talk-Radio Star – The massive upheaval that clobbered the newspaper publishing, magazine publishing and book publishing feields will next clobber TV and movies and then finish the analogue media apocalypse by doing in what remains of terrestrial radio. That last prediction comes from y/t not essay author Nick Bilton who is spot on with the future of the Has-Been Media. “But [the sloth seen on TV show sets] reinforces an eventuality that seems both increasingly obvious and uncomfortable—one that might occur to you every time you stream Fringe or watch a former ingénue try to re-invent herself as a social-media icon or athleisure-wear founder: Hollywood, as we once knew it, is over.” The future of broadcast radio will be similarly affected, with consolidation coming soon to digital-mobile platforms. If Clear Channel et al are not met in the breach and mom and pop channels like CRUSADE are not supported, the end of Talk-Radio as we once knew it is over.
It’s February 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.”