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 -“Talk radio and Fox News made conservatives crazy. Now, I don’t particularly care for most talk radio. (There are plenty of exceptions, which can be roughly inferred from finding out which conservative talk radio shows I have appeared on.) The name calling and buzzwords are juvenile, and the level of policy debate is not high enough to hold my interest, regardless of whether I agree with some of the chatter. And blissfully freed from the necessity of actually governing, or getting elected, talk-radio folks are prone to urge counterproductive tactical extremism that is great for their ratings and terrible for the political causes they are allegedly trying to advance. That said, media follows its audience, rather than leading it.” – Megan McArdle
DeceptiCONNED: “The Imbecility of The “Romney Option” Must Be The Last Straw For “Conservatives”, SERIOUSLY folks….– The Managing Editor of the allegedly “conservative” rag, the National Review, has offered “conservative ‘Muricah” the ultimate ballot option: convince socialist/kleptocrat Bernie Sanders to run 3rd party which will trigger a “Conservative Party” entering the race and fielding an “authentic conservative” candidate in the person of…. drumroll please…. Mitt “for brains” Romney. Salvation by Balloteers, please, pay attention:
“But in this season where the standard playbook is as outdated as the instruction manual for a Commodore 64 computer, Sanders’s third-party bid could well encourage a fourth-party bid from an authentic conservative, such as Romney or Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse.”– Jonah Goldberg, Managing Editor, National Review.
“Have A Cup of
Joe Mocha Latté, Joe-leen” – The Leviathan is now perched on the precipé of turning the remaining threads of Grace into trip wires placed by female Chartreuse Berets for perimeter bombs in a green zone somewhere in the 3rd world: What!? The Draft, our baby-girls will now be compelled by force of imprisonment and fines to sign-up for the “Selective Service” and this effort is being led by “conservative” Republicans. As Kelly Vlahos laments: “On the other side, there are two factions. One thinks women should not be in combat and therefore would overburden a draft board with deferments and disqualifications—a silly, bureaucratic nightmare born out of political correctness. The other school thinks the draft should be eliminated entirely, and lining up women to serve it, no matter how symbolic, is an anathema. Let the volunteer force—whether it be men or women—fight, if the country must defend itself.”
How The Census Bureau Invented “Hispanics”: For anyone who’s been following Major League Baseball in recent years, it’s apparent that the memo has gone out that now is the time to wring one’s hands over a lack of African-American players. Just this month, Hank Aaron lamented that MLB is “a dying sport as far as African-Americans [are concerned.]”
Rand Paul Introduces Amendment To Do Away With The Draft: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has introduced an amendment to the Senate’s fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that would do away with the draft entirely. The draft has played a major role in debate of this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, the first considered by Congress since the ban on women serving in combat was lifted late last year.
Today’s Guest Joseph Pearce: If I were Marooned On An Island With Only 10 Books… – Pearce gives us a listing of his top ten books, novels and poems. In today’s modern wrong world, lists like this are not as popular as they once were because our capacity to read and contemplate has been nearly eviscerated by the bustle and noise of the social media drenched dystopia we live in! Pearce helps put us in the right frame of mind: “Assembling such a gathering of books around me, marooned in blessed solitude, I’m not sure that I would be in any hurry to be rescued. In fact, were a ship to arrive before I’d had time to read all of these volumes multiple times, I think I’d ask the captain to come back later, in a year or two, bringing with him all those books I’d left behind, which were now weighing on my conscience as sins of omission.”
‘Muricans Are No Longer a Sic Semper Tyrannis People – Paul Craig Roberts posits that ‘Muricans are now “a conquered people”, a reminder of just how tenous our “freedom” is. Roberts: “Today Americans exist as a conquered people. They have lost the Bill of Rights, the amendments to the Constitution that protect their liberty. Anyone, other than the One Percent and their political and legal servants, can be picked up without charges and detained indefinitely as during the Dark Ages when the government was unaccountable and no one had any rights. Only those with power were safe.”
Will You Go Devout Or Will You Go The Compensated Compensation By Numbers Route? – What happens when the elites have convinced themselves that they must convince you that you are not a child of God, are not created in His image and therefore owe Him and His moral teaching, nothing? You get the moral fascism we are living with today. You get Singapore bribing its citizen with hip-hop porn to get them in the mood to create the next generation of Singaporeans. Tracey Rowland warned back in 2012: “Above all, our new political saviors want to liberate us from the idea that we have been made in the image of God. They do this at the same time as giving themselves god-like powers. If we start to believe that we really are just rutting animals this will give them even more power. The Nietzschean nightmare will be complete—there will be one great herd of animals and a few Übermenschen to govern them, direct their wills, determine when they will reproduce, and how often, and an intermediate class of social engineers running the Health and Education departments, policing reproductive information and the compulsory national curriculum. And this would be different from Fascism how?”
The Ivy League Cannot Use Their Warped Intellect In The Proper Manner – Note the flowery colors of Yale’s lgbtq outreach program, an embrace of the culture of death made embarrassing considering Yale’s founding as a Seminary: “Yale University had its beginnings with the founding of the New Haven Colony in 1638 by a band of 500 Puritans who fled from persecution in Anglican England. It was the dream of the Reverend John Davenport, the religious leader of the colony, to establish a theocracy and a college to educate its leaders. Purchases and plans for a college library date back to 1656 but were suspended when King Charles II forced the colony to unite with Connecticut in 1665.”
It’s The 70 inch Screen TV Addiction Stupid – The American Conservative editors think that the time is nigh for ‘Muricah to back out of the Mid-East and the racket we practice that safeguards oil sheik’s production so we csn continue consuming plastics and 4 cars in every driveway. The only thing lacking in the editorial is the fastest way to ween ‘Muricah off ofMid-east oil is to practice [r]epublicanism and sovereign independence which would force a change in currency, a downsizing if not termination of the standing army and a return to community that our fake nationalism has engendered.
Mayberry Had Opey And Life, ‘Muricah Has Opioids And Death – Lefties have come to the conclusion that not even Bernie Sanders and can turn this corrupt and diabolical bucket of bolts we call “a country” around. Of course the Left er’ progressives are devoid of the Hope part of their theological virtues, still, they should be heard because their sense of dread is largely correct and similar to the end of the Soviet Empire: “Dmitri Orlov described the end of the Soviet Union as the lifting of a dream, a sudden realization that what was ludicrous was in fact powerless as well. How Trump wins is by recognizing this ludicrous unreality in the established “norms” of political behavior. The control system, the “donor class,” the “party [that] decides” are paper tigers, dreams, ridiculous. The US government is on equal footing with Apple- neither could “build a wall” across Mexico, or bomb another state into compliance, or “fix” the economy, and every claim to the contrary is both risible and, most likely, the loss leader for another round of extra-legal exploitation and entrapment.”
Army: Gay All That You Can Gay – The House of Representin’ comes within 2 votes of making it impossible for Chaplains and Priests to buy the tools of their trade unless the manufacturers are all in with the GayStapo agenda. ALL IN: “The failed amendment would have effectively nullified a provision in the defense authorization that the House passed late Wednesday night. The language embedded in the defense bill states that religious corporations, associations and institutions that receive federal contracts can’t be discriminated against on the basis of religion. Democrats warn that such a provision could potentially allow discrimination against the LGBT community in the name of religious freedom. Maloney’s amendment specifically would prohibit funds to implement contracts with any company that doesn’t comply with President Obama’s executive orderbanning federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers.” Read all about the Totalitarian Kitsch we are now embroiled in for the foreseeable future, just as I have been warning for years.
Pearce: The Tyranny Of Slavery In The South Has Been Replaced By The Tyranny of Slavery For All – Joseph Pearce rightly notes that the South defended the in defensible but the result is even tragically more indefensible. “The old form of slavery is gone, thanks be to God, but the new form of slavery shows no sign of going away. What is needed is a new confederacy, made up of noble lovers of freedom from both the North and South, determined to resist and overthrow the new abomination of slavery which a tyrannical government is seeking to impose.”
The Lyin’ King: Disney Serves Up Repacked Beauty And The Beast As A Profit Hog – The Disney company continues its obsession with profits derived from prior ventures proving there is no art in the “art of film-making” but an “art of film-bilking.”
Target Now Has A Target On Its Back – The Flush Target campaign gets a boost from a brand new video ad that shows a pervert male preparing to molest a 4 year old girl in a ladies room.
Left Isn’t Right, And The Sun Doesn’t Rise In The West, Even If Transgendered Activists Say So – Ross Douthat pens the only words of Truth the Times will print this day on what to think about controversies over “transgender” bathroom usage: “Because bigots bully transgender teenagers, liberalism has decided that everyone who differs with transgender activists must be complicit in that bigotry. But we don’t have anywhere near enough data or experience to confirm the activist perspective — and by embracing it as the only alternative to “transphobia,” we risk sweeping a broad range of childhood fantasy and teenage confusion onto a set path of hormonal and surgical transformation. If bigots are for it, we’re against it. It’s a powerful credo. But there’s always a danger that by following it too far, you end up being against reality itself.”
The Military Industrial Complex, It’s What’s For Dinner (and lunch and brunch and…) – This topic has come up so many times on the Mike Church Show I have lost count: WHY do ‘Muricans think THEY are immune to the militarism of the Soviets, Nazis, Imperial Japanese and North Koreans? WHY does Fox News attract millions of viewers by showing goose stepping, military-clad North Koreans as a threat when the fact is that ‘Muricans, sans the discipline of goose stepping, have become more militarized than all those before us? Look in the mirror and consider the lethal error of War, War, War, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Kill, Kill, Kill….
The Shoeple Are On The Move, Unfortunately They Are Moving The Wrong Way – The biggest threat to the longevity of the “America” you know today is her baseless devotion to a heretical, religious ideal that is not reconcilable with a pursuit of living the Truth as Our Lord commanded us., I write about this here. The SECOND biggest threat is the conformity of the ‘Murican mind to the will of the majority at any random time. If the majority goes gay, ‘Muricans go gay, if the majority goes 43 year old perverts in little girls bathrooms i.e. tran, ‘Muricans go transgender. THIS is why there must be a singular Authority brought to bear on the acceptable behavior of the ‘Merican shoeple. One of Rod Dreher’s readers gets this.
What Happens When You Mandate 43 Year Old, Male Mental Patients Can Use Little Girls Room? – An 8 year old girl was choked, nearly to death, by a 38 year old mental patient who gained access to the little girls room by order of the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Read my entire post on this tragedy here.
If At First You Don’t Secede, Try Try Again – The Texas Republican Convention comes within a half dozen votes of proposing to the full legislature that a vote should be taken on Texas Independence. I predict that with Obama’s latest edict on school bathroom “policy” the convention will, at the insistence of the populace, take up the resolution and pass it.
Will You Go Trans Or Carmelite? – Rod Dreher writes of the latest Obama-induced gender inspired yet gender denied screed: “It’s happening so fast. But it’s happening. If you believe that these radicals are reasonable in any way, shape, or form, you are a fool. We now see what they will do. It won’t stop with this. And Hillary will bring it even harder.” You can equivocate “this is not the same as —-“; you can try and “rationalize”, you can even cooperate with this, the greatest exertion of sexual adventurism in the history of man and it won’t matter. Like the French of 1792-86, they own the government, the Executive and the Courts. He who defies the “oath die de jure” will be ex-capita hodie; the only question that remains is which of us will defy the ObamaBot and which will go on offensive?
Told Ya So: The GayStapo Assault On Natural Law & The Family Was a Plan Well Executed – Rod Dreher recounts a piece he wrote in 2000 covering a Gay/Lesbian “information conference” that was held in Boston. In the conference, billed as an attempt to provide “safety” to the the then simple LGT crowd (the Q’s hadn’t gone queer and the bi’s were still afraid to publicly boast of Adultery). In Dreher’s account you see that the entire excuse for the conference was to pave the way for what is happening today: There is NO natural law that can stand that hold back the pervert floodgates, they ALL must go and the way to get there is to instruct a generation of children that “gay is OK”.
Trumpzilla Voters Can Become Assets Too – If you concur with me that Donald Trump is going to demolish Slick Hilly in the general election by 48 states to 2, then it might be prudent to make friends with Trumpzilla boosters and stop demonizing them in the Judgement Pornosphere™
Well Gollllleee, Sgt. Carter, Them Perverts DO Go To Transgender Bathrooms! – Who didn’t see this one coming? A 17 year old pervert is on the loose in the Dallas area after snapping smart phone pics of a teenage girl, undressed, in a unisex changing room at Target: “Frisco police are seeking the public’s help identifying a man who recorded a girl in the changing room at a Super Target. Police said the girl was in the women’s changing room at the store at 3201 Preston Road about 7 p.m. Tuesday when she saw a man peering over the wall with a cellphone pointed at her.” Of course this is to be expected to increase which brings the question to my mind: how does Bruce Springsteen, Loretta Lynch and Barack Obama endorse what they have set in motion knowing that THEIR daughters will bear the brunt of the rotten fruit this insanity is guaranteed to continue producing? Easy, THEY have bodyguards, private changing/restrooms and will never have to schlep with the hoi polloi peasantry they “rule over”. A revolution is coming folks, mark my words and get your passports.
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.”