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 – “But what we suffer from to-day is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert—himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt—the Divine Reason. Huxley preached a humility content to learn from Nature. But the new sceptic is so humble that he doubts if he can even learn. Thus we should be wrong if we had said hastily that there is no humility typical of our time. The truth is that there is a real humility typical of our time; but it so happens that it is practically a more poisonous humility than the wildest prostrations of the ascetic. The old humility was a spur that prevented a man from stopping; not a nail in his boot that prevented him from going on. For the old humility made a man doubtful about his efforts, which might make him work harder. But the new humility makes a man doubtful about his aims, which will make him stop working altogether.” – G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
The Real Reason Hillary Is So Afraid of Putin: He’s REALLY Pro-Life – In last Monday’s Great Debate Robbery perpetrated by Media Industrial Complex hit-man Lester Holt, the twitching, Mattel smiled Hillary waxed ominously about Donald Trump’s willingness to negotiate with Russia’s Vladimir Putin a move non-interventionists and Fatima devotees should welcome. Today we learned WHY #SickHillary is so mortified of Putin: he is ardently pro-life and trying to guide Russia to being so too. From LifeSite News: “Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a pro-life activist, mother of six, and wife of a Christian priest as the head of the Russian Commission for the Protection of the Family and Children’s Rights. Matushka Anna Kuznetsova, 34, replaces Pavel Astakhov in the nation’s highest pro-family organization. The mother of four sons and two daughters has her husband Rev. Aleksei Kuznetsov’s full support.” I’ve contemplated renouncing my citizenship and taking orders with the Alpine Redemptorists of Sonstray Island Scotland if Satan’s bride is elected, perhaps Russia is another option!
The Evil That Is The American Government Compels Catholics To Vote – I knew this was coming and it is about time: All Catholics Have a Moral Obligation To Vote Against Hillary Clinton. I have written and talked about this for months, see here and here. Mrs. Clinton must not be the choice for ANY person of Christian faith because of her unwavering devotion to carrying out the diabolical war against Life and the Natural Order begun by Margaret Sanger and now in its zenith. Look around you ands note that this war has been waged with great success to the point that in a mere 20 years, the country of Sweden will not have a measurable, native population because it has contracepted and aborted it.
The Civil Religion That Is ‘Muricah Is Dead & Trump Killed It – The Atlantic’s Yoni Applebaum has an interesting piece about the “end of America’s civil religion” and pegs Donald Trump as the proof that ‘Muricah as a faith is over and not even a “devout Methodist” like Mrs Clinton can rescue it. Yes, you read that right, Hillary is a “devout Methodist” and with all her abortion promoting, Sodomite marrying prowess, cannot save the religion of Me Me Me worshipped in the Lincoln Memorial Temple. Applebaum “There are necessary corollaries to that belief, which long shaped the political debate. That individual success is a means of advancing the general good. That there are limits to what any of us can accomplish on our own. That our actions must serve some higher purpose. And that, individually and collectively, Americans can and must do great things. Hillary Clinton, a devout Methodist, tends not to discuss her Christian faith before general audiences, or to infuse her rhetoric with the language of religion. In that, she follows the path of many recent Democratic nominees.” Applebaum may have used the correct terminology “civil religion” (i.e. CR) and even cited part of it’s opposite, correct ordering, but he does what all CRists do, he elevates “the founding” to perfect, pristine heights that must be restored, but what was done at “the founding” is what has led to today. Orestes Brownson remains the union’s only, publicly accomplished promoter of the real correction. Because few read Brownson’s “The American Republic”, shockuh, right? You should.
Monday Night’s Great Debate Robbery WAS A Civics Lesson & Trumpzilla Won – On Tuesday morning I monologued that the pronouncements of Mrs Clinton’s dominating win were based upon the voting system that scored things on a status quo based political scale e.g. ” ‘Murica must “lead the world, therefore, my plan to bomb ________ and will make that happen”. What Trumpzilla has done is refuse to play that game instead pointing out what most everyone knows: government is crooked and inept and cannot fix itself or what it has damaged. Instead we must pursue a real-world tested, business approach that includes sacking the elite, criminal class that has benefitted from diabolical, created order. Daniel McCarthy has a similar take: “The election is becoming a test of public support for the Washington consensus. And the fact that Trump has come this far is a sign that public support for that consensus—on trade, war, and immigration—has already eroded to a much greater degree than anyone in Washington dares to admit.”
Collusion/Corruption By Numbers – “Debate” moderator Lester Holt, reliably did a great job as the Media Industrial Complexe’s hired gun for the evening. Check the graphic out that shows Holt actually interrupted Trump more than Hillary interrupted him. Of course this is what the MIC does, it moves to protect its interests that are promoted and advanced by the governing class. What you saw was the challenge of attacking the beast of the Big Brother state from the outside as every big brother cliched, illogical argument for the warfare, welfare and industrial state was on display and defended as beyond reproach and a proven boom for all of ‘Murica/Mankind.
The Irony of Hillary’s Questionable Health & Her Career of Abortion Advancement – The following video clip shows Hillary in an uncontrolled twitching fit DURING last night’s “debate”. I will point out again the irony that the state of her health i.e. her quality of life, cannot be lost on the pro-life faithful.
When Muslims Go Orthodox, MORE Muslims Go Orthodox, Wake Up Europe Before You Are Conquered – Leon Hadar asks the question I have been asking and that Christians have been asking since 650 A.D.:can Christians and Muslims exists together in “diversity”. The answer, as Hadar shows by recent history, is that “yes’, for a time, until one of them then 2 then 3 then…. goes orthodox. That’s the lesson of history, once the orthodoxy takes root, you get ISIS then you get the Ottoman Empire. The Ottoman Empire is being rebuilt, larger than it was in its prime and if Europe doesn’t purge their soon to be orthodox populations they are going to be in a world of hurt, then they’ll become Muslims.
Will You Go Trans or Will You Go Carmelite, Episode 7,704 – In our vaunted modern world we allegedly perform many, many actions on behalf of “the kids” and “our future”, after all, even the most existentialist apostate longs for this thing called the future. Never does he pine for it with a gaze fixed on eternity, mind you, his gaze is limited to today’s happiness which will bring tomorrow’s approbation from our elte rulers, awash in unnatural sin. Now comes ABC TV, promoting an 8 year old “transgendered child” and HER parents as some sort of heroes and the TV show as “wonderful”. This is child abuse, now made part of prime-time sit-coms and being endorsed and advanced by adults who will suffer no consequences for their abuse. The celebration of man’s TV triumph over the natural order just nudged that asteroid a bit closer to a collision course with Earth.
Trumpzilla & Mrs. Clinton’s War – The Clinton reputation destroying machine has revved into high gear and is now demanding that Lester Holt, the debate moderator, “fact check…Trump’s lies” especially the “lie” that Trump opposed the Iraq war. The problem is, the story of Trump’s alleged equivocation on supporting the war has no paper-trail, and the Clintonista’s know it. Think about that for a moment, support for the lethal, unJust, Iraq invasion has now become a campaign liability, score one for Ron Pal and the non-interventionists.
Lady And The Tramp, Great Debate Edition – Trumpzilla may not realize the moral cloud he can cast Sick Hillary in by inviting Bill Clinton’s sexual conquests to front row seats at tonight’s debate. That the alleged feminist Hillary used her power to wreck the lives of Bill’s “bimbos” highlights her shocking lack of moral orthodoxy and helps explain her judgement in choosing Huma Abedin, wife of serial adulterer Anthony Weiner. Mrs. Clinton is completely devoid of that “compass” we are constantly told that people in public life should have. She is also devoid of any hint of humility. As G.K. Chesterton put it: “But what we suffer from to-day is humility in the wrong place. Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction; where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth; this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly the part he ought not to assert—himself. The part he doubts is exactly the part he ought not to doubt—the Divine Reason. Huxley preached a humility content to learn from Nature. But the new sceptic is so humble that he doubts if he can even learn. Thus we should be wrong if we had said hastily that there is no humility typical of our time.”
The Asteroid Cometh, Ever Thus Too Soon – First off here’s a WARNING: You cannot “unsee” these photos of the Ecudorian “couple” who are BOTH transgendered and now have produced a baby. The denial of the Truth of one’s born sex has now reached heretical proportions and that asteroid God nudged toward us now has two backup rocks to ensure total annihilation of the rotten, God defying species we have become.
Beauty And The Beast Debate – The conventional wisdom is that #Crooked Hillary will smack down Trumpzilla on foreign policy and policy details so convincingly that Trump, in the words of Karl the Caddy, “he’ll quit the game”. But, as Patrick J Buchanan points out, Trump doesn’t have to recite the GDP of Borneo or the President of Lichtenstein to win, all he has to do is be more likable than The Wicked Witch of The Compass (i.e. of all points on it!).“The Trump on stage at Hofstra University will have 90 minutes to show that the malicious cartoon of Donald Trump is a libelous lie. He can do it, for he did it at the Mexico City press conference with President Pena Nieto where he surprised his allies and stunned his adversaries.” Recall that in 2008, there was a guy named Obama who knew squat about almost any “policy” but knew how to smile during Hillary’s screeching over “your slumlord supporter, Rezko”. I pray the millions of aborted souls in Limbo, there by the diabolical advocacy and funding provided by Mrs. Clinton, have their way with Mrs Clinton’s success on Monday night. ‘Nuff said….
The Ineligible Endorses Trumpzilla, Yawn… – Tedley CruzRight’s non-endorsement/endorsement of Trump is the final piece of evidence you should need to reach my prior conclusions on this shrewd, political opportunist. Recall, your LOUD insistence that his actions were “principled” and “what any son/husband” would do. Really, where’s the “principle now?
1. He’s only “conservative” because he thinks you will bribe him to continue to be so. No? Click the link in your email notice on his non endorsement/endorsement, where does it go? Here: https://www.tedcruz.org/l/senator/
2. He didn’t make-paraphrased- “the greatest, principled statement in modern political history” (Michael Brendan Dougherty) when he pulled his stunt at Trump’s RNC. He gamed a bunch of honest, faithful people for $$ and their email addresses and not too many an illogical “conservative” pundit.
3. His greaseball persona has now been made official ala Paul Ryan. Anything for “the Party” right, CruZombies? Pining for a SCOTUS appointment or AG position, Ted?
Alas, the sad saga of “conservatives” placing their faith and hope in this fraud will continue. Watch Trump be the humble part of the story and “accept” ineligible Ted Cruz’s “endorsement”.
Remember, I have said since April: Trump 48- Sick Hillary 2, Ted Cruz just confirmed 26 of the 48.
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FLASHBACK: Remember John Derbyshire’s “The Talk”? – If the kid who was dragged and beaten in the Facebook video below, might have read Derb’s letter to his daughter back in 2012, he might have avoided bearing the brunt of the Charlotte mob’s anti-white hatred. Also recall that it is NOT Christian to pass judgement on a soul by its race but let’s temper that with Erick Erickson’s quote from I Corinthian’s, 5, 11-13, to avoid supporting Trump: “But now I have written to you, not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or a server of idols, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner: with such a one, not so much as to eat.  For what have I to do to judge them that are without? Do not you judge them that are within?  For them that are without, God will judge. Put away the evil one from among yourselves.” Of course, you’re not allowed to use inerrant Scripture in 2016 ‘Muricah if the antagonist guarded against is “black” and you’re “white”, yet another flashing indicator of our acute fall from Grace to the Road to Perdition. Derb’s advice to his mixed race daughter was good enough to drum him out of journalism, ponder that and the video below. ”
(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.
(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.
(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).
(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.
(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.”
Today is the Feast Day of St. Padre Pio – St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity as well as for the gift of the stigmata, which has never been explained. St. Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione, on May 25, 1887, in Pietrelcina, Italy. His parents were peasant farmers. He had an older brother and three younger sisters, as well as two other siblings who died in infancy. As a child, he was very religious and by the age of 5 he reportedly made the decision to dedicate his life to God. Fortunately, his parents were also very religious and they supported his Catholic development. His family attended daily Mass. Francisco served as an altar boy at his local parish. Francisco was known for taking on penances and his mother once scolded him for sleeping on a stone floor.
No, Pope Francis, We Will Not Obey, And You Must Desist – If I added a CRUSADER member to the Founder’s Pass member site for every email, Facebook message, text message and verbal taunt I have received as a result of Pope Frances’s unorthodox embrace of apostates, communist tree huggers, heresies and even dangerous endorsements of religious pluralism, I would have enough capital to buy ads during the Super Bowl for The CRUSADE Channel. Now comes frequent site and Mike Church Show contributor Christopher Ferrara with Michael Matte and John Vennari in an open letter, rebuking Pope Frances and demanding he cease damaging the Church and the teaching she has protected for most of 2,000 years. Folks, this is courage and defense of The Truth on display, backed up with Gospel authority: “Of course we are nothing in the scheme of things, and yet as baptized lay members of the Mystical Body we are endowed with the God-given right and the correlative duty, enshrined in Church law (cf. CIC can. 212), to communicate with you and with our fellow Catholics concerning the acute crisis your governance of the Church has provoked amidst an already chronic state of ecclesial crisis following the Second Vatican Council. Private entreaties having proven utterly useless, as we note below, we have published this document to discharge our burden of conscience in the face of the grave harm you have inflicted, and threaten to inflict, upon souls and the ecclesial commonwealth, and to exhort our fellow Catholics to stand in principled opposition to your continuing abuse of the papal office, particularly where it concerns the Church’s infallible teaching against adultery and profanation of the Holy Eucharist.” Note that Ferrara et al do not question the Pontifcate but rather this particular Pontiff. Note also that is but part ONE of a two part indictment against the Holy Father and it is actually overdue. Let this effort show that the Church Militant i.e. Catholics, do not blindly and without question obey the mortal occupant of the Holy Office and his every utterance but instead obey to the point of death the teaching AUTHORITY of His office: the Magisterium, that is not at issue and cannot be at issue. As Christians we are all called “on bended knee” to humiliate ourselves in obeisance to the teachings of Chirst AND so is the Holy Father. This is the crux of Ferrara et al’s Liber of Accusation. I concur with their complaint and pray for the Holy Ghost’s intercession. O’ Lord may we be favored with His Holiness Pope Pius XIII.
Christians: Ever Thus The Militants – Joseph Pearce visits the current anarchist turmoil in Spain and reminds readers that Spain has always been a touchstone in the defense of Europe from evil. From the millennia long war against the Muslims to the repelling of the Communists and now secular fundamentalism, but this is as it should be, or, as Pearce puts it “so be it”.
Red State Heresy Is Not A CRUSADE – Most readers/listeners will know Red State’s Erick Erickson and his radio show, website and gig on Fox News. What you may not know is that Erickson has apparently found the CRUSADE Channel and has ported Red State Radio to a Televangelist version of our “Restoring the correct order by promoting and defending Transcendent Truth, always and in all ways”. Erickson comes to the conclusion that because Trumpzilla is an egomaniac and has not confessed his sins, he must vote against him to save “America’s …virtue”. Wow, really, where might we find that virtue and can we start with admitting that the foundational virtue, Humility, we have none of, as Erickson, proudly reminds us. “All Christendom should be ashamed we are putting our needs in this temporary place ahead of saving a soul bound for eternity. That I see so many Christians justifying Donald Trump’s immorality, defining deviancy down, and turning to anger and despondency about the future tells me I cannot in good faith support Donald Trump because his victory would have lasting, damaging consequences for Christianity in America. We harm our witness and the testimony of the strength of our Lord by embracing the immoral, unrepentant strong man. We harm our American virtue by buying into the idea that one man can make America great again. Further, we risk losing Donald Trump’s soul for the sake of our selfishness.” Read the whole thing and tune in to David Simpson and my discussion of it. To be clear, I claim no stranglehold or monopoly on Truth or on possession of Humility and applaude Erickson’s turn. But this is “conservatism” wrapped in a Corinthians wrapper that doesn’t acknowledge the evil “America” defends and promotes.
She/He Blinded Me With Science, Brother [sister] – Finally, a rational account of the fallacy of finding “happiness” and the “true me” by transitioning genders. Walt Heyer was told he was a she and it was OK to transition and then all would be right as rain. But now Heyer is back to being Walt and now Wilma and is horrified at the masochistic child abuse, ‘Murican schools, government and parents, are guilty of perpetrating on children, but I’ll let Heyer say it: “It is sadistic to use the public school system, which holds a captive audience, to engage in a social gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people.”
“They Hate Us For Our Freedoms” But Love Us For Our Bellicosity – Does terrorism actually work to achieve its “goals”? No, says Richard English in the appropriately named book “Does Terrorism Work?” Some of English’s arguments readers will recognize as having been made on these pages and the Mike Church Show and some are new: “All of which leads English to conclude that terrorism has never “worked”—that it has failed to succeed in achieving its principal objectives in strategic terms…English goes on to argue that terror is unsuccessful not because it employs violence, but rather because its goals are generally unachievable by any means….So is it possible that George W. Bush was right when he said “they hate us for our freedom”? Well, not exactly, though they certainly do hate us. To be accurate, a lot of the hatred from Islamic terrorist groups is blowback for what we Americans have been doing to Muslims in a tangible and very visible way” Mr. English is correct to conclude that the American Empire’s hyperbolic, ridiculous “global war on terror” has fueled terror groups into positions of power their capabilities and indeed “successes” are not worthy of.
State Assisted Suicide: “This Is For The Kids!” – Remember Banshee Woman? That maniacal, screaming wench who was captured screeching “we’re doing this for our kids….THIS IS FOR THE KIDS!!!” outside the infamous Wisconsin Teacher’s Union protests back in 2012? Well Cheeseheads, Belgium has now legalized state assisted suicide “for the kids” and the Prince of this world has claimed his first soul. For all who believe that “restoring the Constitution” and “getting back to the Founders Intent” were antidotes for the rot of Modernity, what say ye now? Man, using “science” as a subjective tool, is unleashing diabolic forces that will not be denied the claiming of millions upon millions of souls. As ethicist Andrew Walker laments at The Federalist: “Like any state policy over matters of deep moral consequence, the gravest consequences are the unexpected. Once polities turn the euthanasia corner, the poorest and most indigent will face outsized pressure for euthanasia.” Church teaching on this could not be more clear and warning
Technology Won’t Save Us From God’s Reboot – When someone asks me “what happened to you, you used to be somebody on the radio then you went all religious” (note at least 3 former, Facebook “friends” from GA, bailed the day SiriusXM whacked me) I pause, recall my vow of humility and say “I’m trying to become somebody in heaven”. *crickets* READ the story of über blogger, tycoon, Andrew Sullivan who got the millions of readers, plum “commentaries” with @CNN’s Brooke Baldwin et al; flashed his faux, “catholic” homosexuality and success in our faces, then nearly died of the Sin of obsession. Friends, Sullivan has discovered what the devout aspire to: Eternity. You can’t value it with wealth or measure it in earthly comforts; but you can know when the Grace is missing from the past or present to achieve it, Sullivan:
“He had escaped, it seemed to me, what we moderns understand by time. There was no race against it; no fear of wasting it; no avoidance of the tedium that most of us would recoil from. And as I watched my fellow meditators walk around, eyes open yet unavailable to me, I felt the slowing of the ticking clock, the unwinding of the pace that has all of us in modernity on a treadmill till death. I felt a trace of a freedom all humans used to know and that our culture seems intent, pell-mell, on forgetting.”
Sullivan comes back to Catholicism, the universality of The Church, as a way back to an end to the noise of modernity. Read my essay of Andrew’s saga here.
Oops! Did We Drop Those Bombs On A Country We’re Not At War With…Yes, We Can-II! – Centcom has now admitted that not only did the United States military drop bombs on and kill Syrian soldiers on Friday last but we have also admitted to killing at least 29 other non-combatants on one occasion and 60 civilian, non-combatants on another. Recall that this is occurring as a result of the “war on ISIS” that now knows no borders nor acknowledges any restriction on what the United States can do with our empirical military. Face it folks: we have become a military empire and now employ hundreds of thousands of civilians including housewives in the Military Industrial Complex. Recall How Wartime Washington Lives In Luxury: “It is less well known that the estimated $4 trillion spent since 9/11 on the war on terrorism and billions spent on political campaigns ($6 billion on the 2012 elections alone) have trickled down so extravagantly to the New Class settled around Washington’s Beltway that they have remade the landscape of our capital.”
2276 Those whose lives are diminished or weakened deserve special respect. Sick or handicapped persons should be helped to lead lives as normal as possible.
2277 Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable.
Thus an act or omission which, of itself or by intention, causes death in order to eliminate suffering constitutes a murder gravely contrary to the dignity of the human person and to the respect due to the living God, his Creator. The error of judgment into which one can fall in good faith does not change the nature of this murderous act, which must always be forbidden and excluded.
Oops! Did We Drop Those Bombs On A Country We’re Not At War With…Yes, We Can! – The United States has now bombed the soldiers of a country we are not at war with: Syria. Epic, lethal failure does not adequately describe this latest act of our empire’s bellicosity: “The U.S. Central Command acknowledged the strike, in eastern Syria’s Deir al-Zour province, saying it was “halted immediately” when U.S. forces were informed by Russia “that it was possible the personnel and vehicles targeted were part of the Syrian military.” Central Command said the intended target had been Islamic State forces in the area. A U.S. Defense official said the strike “appears to be an intelligence failure.”” An intelligence failure or an intelligence failure as in our government no longer possesses men, wielding their intelligence, acting with humility and restraint on battlefields we help create across the world.
If Sick Hilly Used Her Vaunted “Judgement” On 9-11, We’re Doomed – Srdja Trifkovic points out that Sick Hilly’s “judgement”, that she should attend the 9-11 memorial, without the consultation of her staff and advisers, show her empire ruling credentials are about as good as Hitler’s: “An even more extreme variety of “powering through” was Hitler’s insistence that the “national socialist spirit”—a force-idea par excellence—would triumph over quantitatively superior foes…Hillary Clinton is a messianic imperialist ready to take risks disproportionate to rewards, but unable and unwilling to take responsibility for the consequences (Benghazi), or to admit any serious wrongdoing (private server). Her gross mishandling of the health issue is only the latest indicator that she is potentially the most dangerous human being alive.”
Airports: There Is NO Beauty For Eyes To Behold – My eyes have still not recovered from the stultifying state of American’s dress i.e. “fashion”. A full 25% of young women today, cavort about in public, half-naked from the waist down apparently clueless of their exposure. Another 25% cache from Starbucks to Panda Buffet in skin tight, crevice and bulge enhancing, “yoga pants” and may as well be naked from the down. Another 25% slink about as though they crawled out of bed and chose to remain in their pajamas as though our insomnia dress is now appropriate for public display. Americans sense of human dignity has plunged to the point that barring an ice-age, public nudity cannot be far off much to the damage of all the souls corrupted by this immodesty. Emily Stimpson raises great reasons why we must teach our daughters modesty at a young age: ”
“Deplorable” Voters Stink, So We Need To Reinvent The Government Wheel Without Them – “Deplorable” Hillary was recorded going on a harangue about the “basket of deplorable” Trump supporters which has now sparked a fake debate over these “deplorable’s” and how best our ruling elite might be rid of their pesky influence in our “electoral system”. I say “fake” because to have a debate both sides must have A. good will and B. a set of true facts to defend; there are no True facts that can be brought to bear when the discussion is about people’s opinions except that they exist! The highest level of thinking is certitude, when we are certain of the points of our case because they are demonstrated physically, metaphysically or spiritually, from there judgements can be made using reason. There can be no debate that has as its topics the right or wrong mix of tolerable illegal immigration unless we proceed from the view that because it is ILLEGAL, then the most desirable count is 0.0 in the same way the illegality of murder’s most desirable count of cases is 0.0 but that’s not the discussion. We might as well “debate” over whether we should continue writing laws down at all, since the Elites feel privileged to ignore them. Now comes the call for a ruling elite cabal called “The Episotocracy” where the peasants do what they’re told: “In an epistocracy, political power is to some degree apportioned according to knowledge. An epistocracy might retain the major institutions we see in republican democracy, such as parties, mass elections, constitutional review, and the like. But in an epistocracy, not everyone has equal basic political power. An epistocracy might grant some people additional voting power, or might restrict the right to vote only to those that could pass a very basic test of political knowledge. Any such system will be subject to abuse, and will suffer from significant government failures. But that’s true of democracy too. The interesting question is whether epistocracy, warts and all, would perform better than democracy, warts and all.”
And What Do The “Deplorable” Voters Get For Their Toil? Never Ending Wars Their Children Fight – Rod Dreher makes a brilliant observation about what has been the result of the “Epistocracy’s” rule, which we are already possessed by? “The Fog of War”, fought by the Deplorable’s sons and now daughters in the most unjust and lethal fashion the world has yet to imagine. Dreher: “Anybody stupid enough to think that rule by experts, by “the best and the brightest,” would make America a better place ought to be compelled to watch Errol Morris’s great 2003 documentary The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara. And it’s less impressive but still interesting sequel, of sorts, The Unknown Known, about Donald Rumsfeld and the Iraq War. McNamara was tragic; Rumsfeld is simply smug. Neither man was stupid, nor were the people they surrounded themselves with, who took the nation, and people far less intelligent than they, into two foolish and unwinnable wars.”
Before Her Fall, Sick Hilly Met With The Cabal That Wants You To Go Trans or Carmelite – The “Deplorable’s” comment from Mrs. Sick Hilly Clinton were uttered to a crowd of Barbara Streisand’s best friends, gnawing on arugula sloshed down with $150 bottles of wine, and plotting your forced acceptance of their diabolical, unnatural order: “You can take Trump supporters and put them in two baskets…the deplorables, the racists, and the haters, and the people who … think somehow he’s going to restore an America that no longer exists. So, just eliminate them from your thinking.” That’s rich coming from the host of an exclusive event attended by the LGBTQ crowd that Patrick J Buchanan writes of today: “No wonder Clinton was so giddy at the LGBT bash. They are taking America away from the “haters,” as they look down in moral supremacy on the pitiable Middle Americans who are passing away. But a question arises for 2017. Why should Middle America, given what she thinks of us, render a President Hillary Clinton and her regime any more allegiance or loyalty than Colin Kaepernick renders to the America he so abhors?”
An Apple A Day Cannot Keep Slick Hilly’s Doctor Away – I keep repeating the following phrase to myself: “I refuse to believe that it is possible for the spawn of Margaret Sanger, eugenicist monster that she was, to be rewarded with the Presidency for her war against Life and the destruction of so many human souls via abortion.” While I wish evil on no one, Mrs.Clinton included, it is fitting that her health, her ability to live, has become an issue in her campaign. Mrs Clinton has now stumbled so infamously at such a high profile event as the 15 year 9-11 memorial service in NYC, that even the New York Times has to report it and lament it. Read it for yourself….
Will You Go Trans Or Will You Go Carmelite, Massachusetts, Spaghetti Supper Edition – Man, I hate being right all the time: the war on Christianity has now placed into law in Massachusetts, the building block for the end of public worship of Christ if it might “offend” a transgender. From the “Commission Against Discrimination” we discover: “Even a church could be seen as a place of public accommodation if it holds a secular event, such as a spaghetti supper, that is open to the general public.” So if a mentally confused person “in transition” happens to wander into a Wednesday spaghetti supper at the local Methodist Church and hears or reads something that counters it’s unnatural view that because there is no Creator there can be no natural, Created Order, a lawsuit may ensue. Eugene Volokh quotes a Southern Baptist theologian who correctly states that Christians must NOT participate in the Sin of promoting sexual disorders. Let me be more precise, the Catechism on this is concise and beautiful in its Charity: “2334 “In creating men ‘male and female,’ God gives man and woman an equal personal dignity.” “Man is a person, man and woman equally so, since both were created in the image and likeness of the personal God.” 2335 Each of the two sexes is an image of the power and tenderness of God, with equal dignity though in a different way. The union of man and woman in marriage is a way of imitating in the flesh the Creator’s generosity and fecundity: “Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and they become one flesh.” All human generations proceed from this union. 2336 Jesus came to restore creation to the purity of its origins. In the Sermon on the Mount, he interprets God’s plan strictly: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”123 What God has joined together, let not man put asunder.”
The Embarrassing Scandal Of American Bishops & The Plot To Destroy The Church – Most of you have heard me lamenting the fact that of the silence of the Bishops who preside over the Dioceses of VP Candidate Tim Kaine, VP Joey Biden, Hillary Clinton and now Franciscan Health Alliance. Evangelical readers may scoff and say “not shocking” but the fact is that it is shocking and should horrify all Christians when Satan infiltrates the heirarchy of the Church founded by Christ. This scandal goes all the way to the top and now includes the failure of the Holy Father to put a halt to this and begin handing out penances. Elizabeth Yore reports on the scandal and the motive behind it: “Following the lead of Pope Francis and his globalist agenda, the American Catholic hierarchy are relegating the prolife ministries to the doctrinal ash heap and committing funds and personnel to promote environmental and migration issues. Catholics are witnessing the bureaucratic deconstruction of the prolife movement in chanceries and the elevation of migration and immigration in its place. Catholic children are learning about the sin of littering, the importance of tree hugging and sexual hugging in the latest Vatican sex education curriculum.” This is why the “separation of Church and State” is a joke that the Obama Administration, the least likely colluder, ever, has exploited.
Contrast The Corruption of The UCCB With The Story of Real Catholic Charity of Saint Elizabeth Seton – Saint Elizabeth’s name being scrubbed off of hospitals of the Franciscan Health Alliance which will probably be revealed was done as a sop to the Obama Administration in exchange for ObamaCare favors, now makes sense and is the exact opposite of the story of Elizabeth Seton. Mother Seton founded and ran clinics and schools for the poor in Maryland with DONATED funds, her Charity still exists today. Here’s a sample: “I am as a Mother encompassed by many children of different dispositions – not all equally amiable or congenial, but bound to love, instruct, and provide for the happiness of all, to give the example of cheerfulness, Peace, resignation, and consider individuals more as proceeding from the same Origin and tending to the same end than in the different shades of merit or demerit.”
The Uselessness of “Conservative” Media On Display – Even though I continue to enjoy reading some “conservative” writers, I have to laugh at the roller coaster emotions they display on Donald Trump’s candidacy and some, take Michael Brendan Dougherty for example, are now reduced to nitpicking what they term as “Trumpism” and pronounce it an epic failure: “Trump doesn’t seem like an improvement to them at all. He isn’t making the party more popular; he’s running well-behind Mitt Romney. And this is true despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is a much weaker and less popular opponent than an incumbent Barack Obama.” But Michael, Trump is actually the most popular Republican alive today and his matter of fact public statements about illegal immigrants and the benefits of actually talking to the Russians as potential allies are more genuinely “conservative” than what the Paul Ryan’s of the “movement”, that MBD predicts will retake the GOP party, are.
Real Men Defend Their Maidens, Not Ogle Them – I always say that we, as Catholics/Christians, must ALWAYS keep in mind the vows of our Baptism and the virtues poured into our souls, Faith, Hope, Charity and that the Hope virtue requires us to see glasses half full. With that in mind, this editorial by Rabbi Schmuley and former Playmate Pamela Anderson titled: “Take the Pledge: No More Indulging Porn-Anthony Weiner isn’t alone. We need an honest dialogue on the dangers of pornography”- shows a glass half full. There is a growing pushback to the Cult of Death’s entry into the mainstream and this is evidence of it. Here’s an excerpt: “Put another way, we are a guinea-pig generation for an experiment in mass debasement that few of us would have ever consented to, and whose full nefarious impact may not be known for years. How many families will suffer? How many marriages will implode? How many talented men will scrap their most important relationships and careers for a brief onanistic thrill? How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?”
It’s September 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.”