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Sapientia et Veritas -Finally, whatever may have been the case as to this change of sides, or flight, or migration, or failure in battle on the part of the gods, the name of Christ had not yet been proclaimed in those parts of the earth when these kingdoms were lost and transferred through great destructions in war. For if, after more than twelve hundred years, when the kingdom was taken away from the Assyrians, the Christian religion had there already preached another eternal kingdom, and put a stop to the sacrilegious worship of false gods, what else would the foolish men of that nation have said, but that the kingdom which had been so long preserved, could be lost for no other cause than the desertion of their own religions and the reception of Christianity? -Saint Augustine, The City of God, Book IV
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Truth: The Mass Hysteria That #MeToo Has Become Is A Revolution Instigated By Women – How ironic that the benefactors of the “sexual revolution” i.e. women who are no longer shackled to the institution of marriage for sex; are now rejecting all the “benefits” the revolution gained them including cheap, no strings attached sex with men they never intend to marry. Think about it: where will the liberated find men to “hook-up” with if not primarily in the workplace that they demanded entry into? In the new, #MeToo version of life, is touching a knee or exchanging a hug always the beginning of being #MeToo’d? Did the stars of “Sex And The City” think that all the casual sex they lustfully sought should begin with the sex after they had consented? Where’s the human logic in that!? Claire Berlinski has risked her career to write pretty much what I have just written and boy howdy is it good:
“There is no reliable way to know if a hug will feel sexual and domineering to a woman or whether she will find this disagreeable, let alone how she will feel about it twenty years from now. So the lesson to men is clear: Never hug women at work, period. But this is insane. The project of eradicating physical affection from the workplace is cruel to men and women alike, and if it is successful, we will all go nuts.”
This assumes that the workplace hasn’t already gone nuts. When “workplace” substitutes “vocation”, just like when “consumer” supplants “customer”, the human element has been replaced by the inorganic rote of this wicked paradigm our elite master have created for us, that we must all now seemingly live in. Thanks, gal-queda, for institutionalizing the war against the family, the mother and yes the family man. That’s the result of your sexual revolution, the carcasses of the #MeTooer’s. There’s a reason that the lewd Shades of Grey sold over 125 MILLION copies, ladies.
DeceptiCONNED: Oh But, Mr. Hall, There IS A Separation of Church And State – Mark David Hall has written an interesting piece about the Founding Fathers and their views on separation of church and state that is worthy of a look. First of all, any discussion of this matter must define the terms correctly i.e. what is the “State” and what is the “Church”. In 1789, the State was the de jure law under the constitutions of the states in the union. The Church was not the Roman Catholic one but any Protestant “denomination” that had won favor in the aforementioned state legislatures. As the Federal “State” came into existence it too had to be considered when making broad statements and there is no doubt that the Constitution was hostile to the Church having any influence on that new government. This is amply demonstrated by the clauses against religious tests for office and the idolatry of “We the People” as the new God i.e Church. Martin T. Horvat sums up the colonial ‘Murican hostility to the Catholic Church thus.
“Here I propose to dispel this myth that America was from its very beginning a country that championed freedom of religion. In fact, in the colonial period, a virulent anti-Catholicism reigned and the general hounding and harrying of Catholics was supported by legislation limiting their rights and freedom.”
Separation of Church and State is as ‘Murican as stars and stripes and no, the Founding generation did not “accidentally” enshrine it. Madison and Jefferson, it should be well known, fought for it in Virginia first (against Patrick Henry) then in the Federal beast. They won
In Defense Of Churches Named For Night Clubs (You read that right) – It must be a sign of the times when writers can find honest work publishing stories that defend the naming of “churches” by “marketing consultants” even if the name suggested sounds like a “night club”. Folkds, you just can’t make this stuff up. The author ends his “critique” of the First Relevant Church of Spa by slandering Shakespeare’s “rose by any other name”.
I’m not discouraging anyone from attending a church named “Relevant,” although I would suggest (as with all churches) that we keep both eyes on our Bibles. What I’m arguing is that churches should own their identity, no matter their denomination, creed, or confession.
How does a church “own” and “identity” and in exactly what part of “our Bibles” do we find license to call as “churches”, coffee shops, rock climbing walls and health spas that have auditoriums for Jesus bands attached and a removable pulpit? When Our Lord is asked when his Disciples – us – should pray his answer “Pray always” might be a bit of a challenge at the First Relevant barista bar. But by all means, lets not deride the lack of reverence and solemnity these places are havens for because as long as the faithful want to go to heaven, then they surely must get to go to heaven. The “narrow gate” hath been turned into an everyone except Hitler guarantee.
Hey Christian Llama! Its Advent, NOT Christmas! – I always enjoy essays that provoke reflective thinking like this one by Lyman Stone. Stone begins by begging the faithful to observe Advent like it mattered, ’cause it does.
I wish more American Christians today actually recognized Advent instead of skipping straight to a bowdlerized commercial Christmas, as this passage is of pressing political relevance for our present time.
Stone then weaves a provocative path through the ultimate failings of the Christian obsession with elctoral politics and the threat that we are all just 1 vote away from total consecration to Moloch’s minions.
Whenever we begin to get riled up, to tell ourselves that everything is terrible, we must remember that it is better that America, like Rome, Athens, and Jerusalem of old, should be sunk beneath the waves than that the church should accept an unclean conscience on its behalf. Then we must recall what we are commanded to do: wait.
That’s good advice. Observe some Advent penitence and patiently await the arrival of our savior on Christmas Day…THEN it’ll be Christmas and it’s ON!
God To Man “You DON’T Want A King!” ‘Murican Man To God “Naw Man, We Want #MAGA & You’re Fired!” – Brad Birzer traces the history of the centralized state from the Biblical days of Samuel to the #MAGA days of Trump and finds the entire endeavor as Saint Augustine found it: futile unless it was moral FIRST. Hmmm, I’ve heard this before:
“For the medieval greats, what mattered most was not what form government took, but how moral it was, how ethical it was, and how protective of the powers spiritual it was. As much as the Medievals studied Paul, they did so through the lens of Augustine. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, especially chapter 13, was anything but simple.”
This is basically the argument I make nearly every day on the CRUSADE Channel, I hope you’ll tune in.
More Proof That “States Rights” Will Not Stop Gubbmint’s Reckoning With Reality – The Little Sisters of The Poor have now, for 5 years, been in and out of Federal Courts because they took vows to honor and defend God’s teachings and serve the poor and along the way, refused to violate those vows by contracepting and aborting babies. The Trump Administration gave them a reprieve in June but now comes 6, count ’em SIX State Attorneys General who have sued Trump to compel the Little Sisters to comply. This is Sodomite nuptial cake baking style coercion here folks and the perps are legally elected politicians exercising “states rights”. The six states in question are California, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, and Virginia. I wonder if the citizens of these states know of this treachery? This is a stinging rebuke to the “conservative” campaign to “fix” our politics by electing different politicians that will “send things back to the states”. We are a war-like people and the war isn’t just to fund the MIC it is also against the family and life itself, just ask The Little Sisters.
Congrats DeceptiCONS, Trump Just Made Possible Acts of Muslim Orthodoxy In Jerusalem – Steering clear of the theological point that the “Israel” constantly referred to as a MIC cause celebré is NOT a geographical area (a state) but is the Mystical Body of Christ, that is, the Catholic Church, William Kilpatrick provides historical reasons for not moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Why? Because Islam, like the mass-murdering demons, is ascendent and acts of Muslim Orthodoxy will come as a result of this move.
“[T]he patriarchs and heads of the local churches in Jerusalem sent a letter to President Trump warning that the transfer of the embassy ‘will yield increased hatred, conflict, violence, and suffering in Jerusalem.'”
And when that occurs, who will be there to breathlessly provide TV coverage, commentary and propaganda for increased MIC actions against “radical terrorism”. Folks, this is a money making racket, plain and simple, brought to the Holy Land by Netenyahu and Conservatism Inc.
#MAGA Doesn’t Need A Wall, It Needs More Veneration & Honor To Our Lady Of Guadalupe – Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe whose incredible story is written here; here’s a brief excerpt
Having finished the story, Juan took a deep breath and, reaffirming his grip on the corners of the tilma as he clutched it for the last time to his bosom, his voice rallied, “Your Excellency, here is the sign you asked for.” And, opening his hands, the tilma fell, and from it a celestial bouquet of multi-colored blooms, mingled with Castilian roses, cascaded softly to the floor before the startled dignitaries, and perfumed the room with a heavenly aroma.
Zumarraga jumped to his feet and stared at the roses, momentarily speechless; his prayer for peace had been answered! Then, as he lifted his eyes from the prodigy on the floor, there suddenly appeared on the Indian’s tilma an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in resplendent glory. The wooden floor resounded with the thump of bended knees as both dignitaries knelt in adoration, caught in a timeless moment, with wide eyes riveted on the tilma as if contemplating an apparition. Juan felt uneasy as he perceived that their gaze was no longer on the flowers but upon him, and looking down upon his garment he saw the object of their veneration. It was she, the Holy Mother of the True God, just as he had seen her on the hill!
For a long time no words were spoken. When one beholds a miracle it is irreverent to speak; one cannot but keep silence, gaze, and adore.
As Brother André Marie states [thanks to Our Lady of Guadalupe] “there are many Mexicans in heaven.” Today. we need more faithful like Juan Diego and more veneration to the Patroness of our neighbor Mexico, Our Lady of Guadalupe
How Pridebook Makes Incest Porn Possible – A video of Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot, fornicating with her step-brother is being downloaded and viewed hundreds of thousands of times only it is NOT Gadot and is NOT her step-brother. It is a sick, incest porn video that has been doctored with new facial recognition software (WARNING-this link is NSFW!!) to project Gadot and her brother’s face onto the mortally sinful porn actors. The implications of using this technology aren’t hard to figure out and as Rod Dreher points out, how hard would it be for the depraved our culture mints buy the millions to grab pics of your kids and project them onto child-porn? Technology’s ascendancy as the salvation of the human race just got well deserved egg on its face, I pray there’s much more to come.
Writer Pleads: “For The Sake Of The Country, Leave The Baker [Jack Phillips] Alone” – Ross Douthat heroically thinks the mentally challenged promoters of sodomy can be reasoned with because “we all have to live together”. I say heroically because he is taking the high road in his plea but Ross, must not know of what the Gaystapo™ just finished doing to adult film star August Ames.
Maybe President trump Should Not Boost Child Labor Colluding Lindsay Vonn? – Is ‘Murican skier, Lindsay Vonn, squeaky clean in her promise to not “represent President Trump” in the upcoming winter Olympics? The facts might surprise you.
DeceptiCONNED: The Final Act – Paul Gottfired administers a big, heaping helping of the Founding Fathers Red Pill (minus the much needed Holy Water) in urging “conservatives” to move on to productive activities and abandon the project of Conservatism Inc.’s “reducing the size and scope of government” because it cannot be done. Gottfried even gores the most sacred cow of all: getting rid of and abolishing agencies.
“And this causes me to ask: Why pretend you’re going to get rid of something that you’ve neither the power nor the will to abolish?”
As I have said for the better part of the last decade the fight to restore some kind of constitutional government as a check against the growth of The State is over. This is why Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option book is popular: people are now looking for a new battlefront in this war. I suggest they join me in choosing The Marian Option; gentleman, grab your weapons and report for duty.
The Judegement Pornosphere™ Actually Claims A Porno “Star” – August Ames is dead. Hopegully, like me, you don’t know who August Ames is but that doesn’t mean her story and now her suicide aren’t worth learning a bit about. When Ames refused to do a porn shoot with a man who had recently performed sodomy, on-camera, she was shamed by the GayStappo lynch mob as a “homophobe”. But the shaming then turned to threats as it does with these diabolically inspired hedonists. Ames received no mercy, no accolades for her “diversity” in choices and no support from lesbian members of Gal Queda. Because she committed suicide I can’t say she went “Carmelite” and I don’t know her final moments and how God might judge her but I can say she did NOT go sodomite and the Marxist Sodomite Vampires will not accept deviation from their script.
Time To End The Christmas PartyArchy – The internet is all abuzz over the online magazine Vox’s now infamous Christmas Party from Hades memo; complete with socializing rules and edicts from HR about getting into close contact with co-workers after having more than 2 drinks. Jaymie Metzgar has an interesting take on all this: the partying isn’t supposed to start UNTIL Christmas, then through Twelfth Night on January 6th!
“It turns out that the traditional Christmas calendar—the one that puts Christmas Day at the beginning of the holiday season rather than the end—has precedent for the January party. The all-but-forgotten holiday of Twelfth Night occurs on January 5 or 6, and is still celebrated by a few stalwart souls.”
Yes! Let the penitential season of Advent continue and whatever you do, do NOT read Vox.
Why Don’t Sexual Revolutionistas Celebrate The Incubators of Mortal Sin That Workplaces Have Become? – I’ve talked about this in various forms and in various scenarios. John Horvat comes to the same conclusion and predicts that the Medi Industrial Complex will not be surrendering their affinity for “hook-up culture” anytime soon so the fear of a new “Puritanism” is just more media hot-air.
What Has Arkansas Produced That prevents It Being Voted Off Our Island? – Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton. “Razorback” pigs and now Tom Cotton-War Monger. These are the state of Arkansas’s signal achievements the last 50 years and as Daniel Larison points out, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has never met a “military option” he doesn’t like.
The First Church of ‘Muricah – Suzanne Sherman nails the point home of ‘Muricans worshipping at the first Church of ‘Muricah and just how ritualistic this putrid faith has become. “What started as a policy to promote military recruitment has surreptitiously evolved into a full-blown liturgy of national worship. Social mores now demand you stand and pay homage to the “nation” at every single sporting event. Football games have become a church of nationalism.” Yes! And the Pledge of Allegiance is the Pater Noster (Our Father).
DeceptiCONNED: Why The War Party Hates Putin – MBD posits that Putin “hatin'” has become a John Boltonesque blood sport precisely because he keeps showing up in the places ‘Murica’s aggression leaves him no option but to bolt to, like Crimea after Ukraine.
The accusations of Putin’s influence have been hottest precisely where democratic results have upset the historical self-confidence of the post-Cold War liberal order: Brexit and Trump. Putin’s influence is a way of explaining why the destiny of liberal champions was upset by populist ogres, why liberal policies haven’t pulled us into the final glory at the end of history, or why the liberal world was vulnerable to these “mistakes,” the ones produced by voters.
Of course, if you are reader of this space you know the real reason the DeceptiCONS despise Putin and Russia in general.
First Things: Innocent ‘Til Proven Guilty. Second Things, Roy Moore’s Accusers Haven’t Accused – If you are looking for a Pollyanna to assist the baby-dismemberers and give them moral cover, look no further than Rod Dreher. Dreher, has perfected the situational, circumstantial “ethics” or “morals” he is exalted as a champion of. Dreher has joined the dismemberment mob in convicting Moore of acts that even if true, in the worst case, amount to what used to be called “carnal knowledge of a juvenile”, a crime for sure but one that Moore would have committed 30 years ago. Did Moore confess his sin, beg forgiveness and amend his ways? The public record says that he did. What then should the pious Dreher et al hang their hats on for the “he’s worse than Franken, Conyers et al” and Alabama “Christians” should sit the election out?
“Trump will be an avatar for the restoration of Christian morality and social unity is beyond delusional. He is not a solution to America’ s cultural decline, but a symptom of it. So is Roy Moore. So is the Republican Party. The idea that the party of Bill Clinton, of abortion-at-all-costs, and mandatory transgenderism in public schools has gotten out ahead of the GOP on sexual morality tells you all you need to know.” [emphasis mine, from Dreher’s Benedict Option]
Got that Christian citizen? Aborters and transgenderMammy™ pimps are morally “in front” of the GOP. While I concur the GOP is corrupt, that statement is, to coin a phrase, holy-hubris. In the absence of accusers, perhaps Dreher et al would advocate a tribunal of candidate’s confessors or pastors be convened before any campaigning begins to determine if any, confessed and forgiven, non-capital offense, sins, pose a problem for the Media Industrial Complex’s moral courts. Courts that by the by, have no moral authority to appeal to or cite for their pious pronouncements other than the remnants of the Faith they’ve all rejected in one form or another.
Recognizing Reality Requires Considering All of Reality, Not Just The One DeceptiCONS See – Daniel Larison makes the signal point that President Trump’s “recognition of Jerusalem” as a “reality” is missing something, namely the entire reality of the Middle East that includes a country called Palestine.
Time Proclaims The #MeToo As “Person of The Year” Giving The Alphanumeric Revolt Against Nature An Award – I have been asking the question lately: of all the women claiming abuse and using the #MeToo what were they doing when they were being #MeToo’d? Now Time Magazine comes along and proclaims the nebulous group and their alphanumeric symbol as “Person of The Year”; the transgenderMammy™ homage to a world gone stark raving mad in its revolt against God. The men accused of doing the #MeToo’ing are of course guilty of not acting like men but instead acting like the hedonistic louts the sexual revolution told them to be. Time gives us the raison d’etre of its decision to honor the #MeToo’ers.
We are in the middle of the beginning of this upheaval. There is so much that we still don’t know about its ultimate impact. How far-reaching will it be? How deep into the country? How far down the organizational chart? Will there be a backlash?
Got that citizen?: if Social Justice Warriors and the media industrial complex that Time is a kingpin player in think we need a revolt/revolution then, like in Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein, “I think it is about time that ve had vone [isc]!” There doesn’t need to be any actual cause or need for the revolution because one can be manufactured in today’s “postings”. One need not also consider the ramifications of the revolt because all revolts are good if enough SJW’s say so.
‘Murican Culture Has No Virtue To Export So Why Do We Think Our Foreign Policy Is An Exception (it isn’t) – Yesterday, Prewsident Donald Trump proclaimed the global supremacy of the ‘Murican government and its titular head by waving his scepter and knighting Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel. This matters because our government’s ersatz morality is the greatest on earth therefore if we say a capitol must be moved and recognized in its new stead, by Hoth & Asgaard, it shall be done. In Phony Virtue Is Ruining Western Society, William Smith sets the record straight.
“America’s boastful virtue signaling against dictators, for example, has killed tens of thousands of innocents in Iraq and Syria, created a zombie state in Libya, and may some day instigate a nuclear war with Russia. As in Hollywood, at the forefront of American foreign policy are prideful proclamations of sympathy for the oppressed in other nations, but backstage one finds the droning of innocents and whole nations reduced to terrorism, famine, and anarchy.”
Bingo. All one need do is the look at the Hades on Earth we have helped create in Yemen for evidence of our guilt and yet the Yemen atrocity rolls on, into year 3 now. But don’t worry, Israel got a new capitol, boyyyyyyy!
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: The Imaginative Conservative’s Stephen Klugewicz Nobly Calls For A Return To Magnanimity.
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: JunkBond Gregory Carpenter has been warning for TWO YEARS now on the CRUSADE Channel’s Reverse Deception to NOT own voice activated devices like an Alexa or Echo. We should have paid closer attention.
From The KingDude’s Show Prep: The daughter of Romanian immigrants who suffered under the pinko-communist monster that was Nicolair Cauesescu, warns that Harvard and ‘Murican universities are becoming communist havens.
Santa Claus IS Coming To Town, For Realz. The Real Story of Saint Nicholas – St Nicholas, bishop of Myra, was a man of many accomplishments including being the patron saint of barrel makers, patron of thieves and patron saint of sailors. He also famously slapped Arias at the Council of Nicea after calling him a petulant heretic.
What Ale And Coffee Snobs Want For Christmas – Joseph Pearce gives us his literary recommendations for Christmas gift giving if you’re going to buy fiction books.
It’s December 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 limits. I 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.”