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 – Any theory of political ordering has some difficulty in actualizing and maintaining itself in the face of empirical reality; and any such difficulty can be interpreted as a “tragic” limitation. It is highly characteristic of the author’s militant secular liberalism that he is very impatient with the idea of tragedy. Anything containing an element of the tragic is repudiated by him for this reason, and if in some places he makes himself appear difficult to argue with, it is largely because he has left out this dimension of reality. And correspondingly it is because he shies away from any such recognition that he can insist upon the unrealistic standards of complete consistency and triumph for the politically permissible. In his account, as previously noted, conservatives are always being “defeated” by adjusting themselves to the liberal trend, or by becoming alienated, or they are undone by the contradictions in their own doctrines. – Richard Weaver, reviewing author Morton Auerbach’s The Conservative Illusion-1959.
The Walking Dead: How Zombies & Tyrant Libs Try And Destroy The Proper Order – If you haven’t watched the Walking Dead TV show, you could spend a couple weekends catching up on Netflix before diving into this last season which is filled with what I can only characterize as a defense of tradition! Note that über bad-guy tyrant’s last act of society wide tyranny was what? A gun registration program that led to gun confiscation! Dead also refused to take the cheap shot of placing gay men in positions to make statements with their homosexuality instead portraying at least one of them as valuable for their contributions to the clan while NOT sexually acting. Then there is the character Morgan who I have been cataloguing in his campaign for life. Yes, pro-life!
“We don’t have to kill people,” says Morgan and Carol replies “of course we do.” “Carol,” says Morgan, “[y]ou don’t like it.”
Scott Morefield has an interesting take on Negan’s gun confiscation campaign and Rick Grimes and company’s congealing view that it and life, liberty cannot exist together. Morgan has an ongoing struggle with Carol over when killing is justified and when its not. Yes, a “Just War” theory discussion! More on that here.
Will You Go 60 Year Old Or Will you Go Carmelite? – Ben Shapiro, host/editor of The Daily Wire gets the opportunity to talk some seriously misguided yewts at Ferris State University in Big Rapids MI. Shapiro fields a question about the “right” to “choose” your gender being a human right that must be accepted, promoted and defended by all. Watch and learn how to position yourself as a Carmelite in the DC culture.
Today is World Radio Day Or More Appropriately, World Noise Day – I’m not sure what World Radio Day is all about today but Bishop James recalls that Aldus Huxley wrote about the “Age of Noise” 70 years ago and he was writing about radio. This before “Rock-N-Roll”, soft core porn on Country Music and loudmouths screaming war on talk-radio. Bishop Conley tells us what World Radio Day could be.
Stand With Rand: The Junior Senator From KY Is Hunting DeceptiCONS – I spent two Presidential election campaigns stumping for Congressman Ron Paul, largely because I agreed with him 98% of the time, but I also saw in Paul a man of actual principals who would not be moved by the whims of the Judgement Pornosphere™. Pauls’ son Rand has always shown some of these qualities despite running a mercurial campaign for the GOP nomination won by President Trump. Now it appears that Paul has made it a cause celebre to thwart the DeceptiCONS infiltartion of Trump’s State Department. W. James Antle III points out that Paul is enjoying some success at this including his oath that the war-lusting “Ambassador” John Bolton must not be allowed any position at State.
The Sound of Trump Music – Singer Joy Villa showed up at the Grammy Awards clad in a “Make America Great Again” dress AND sporting a Sacred Heart of Jesus-styled purse. Ain’t ‘Muricah great?
Will You Go Woman Or Will You Go Carmelite – Just when you thought the gender wars couldn’t turn any more weird, we hear that Holyoke College, a women’s university, is now denying that there is such a thing as “woman” that can be anatomically defined. I’m not making this up: Holyoke doesn’t want to offend anyone “transitioning” to a woman [see Bruce Jenner] and thus now condemns the sex that gives the university its existence. The deranged inmates truly are running the asylums we call universities folks and the virus has not been contained therein. Natasha Vargas Cooper makes this and other important points in her feature piece in this month’s American Conservative Magazine, peppered with sapientia like this: “The trouble arises when we are asked to concede to the rhetorical demands: when we are told to concede that womanhood is a construction and not a matter of biology; that surgical mutilation is brave; that men who decide to become women are immune from criticism after they’ve taken a certain amount of estrogen; that expression of discomfort is bigotry; and that the cause of women’s political and economic liberation is somehow hindered if we alienate transgendered women or if we discuss the realities of women’s biology.” Read the entire article for an honest look at a dishonest “movement”.
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?
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…
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.
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.”