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 – “Our age is confronted in its efforts to organize social life. That may well be considered an inferior position. Let us at least be able to recognize the significance of such a fact. It is not true, asis sometimes said, that man cannot organize the world with- out God. What is true is that, without God, he can ultimately only organize it against man. Exclusive humanism is inhuman humanism. Moreover, it is not the purpose of faith in God, that faith which instills Christianity in us in an ever-present and ever-demanding transcendence, to install us comfortably in our earthly life that we may go to sleep in it—however feverish our sleep might be. On the contrary, faith disturbs us and continually upsets the too beautiful balance of our mental conceptions and our social structures. Bursting into a world that perpetually tends to close in upon itself, God brings it the possibility of a harmony that is certainly superior but is to be attained only at the cost of aseries of cleavages and struggles coextensive with time itself ” I came, not to bring peace, but a sword.””. – HENRI DE LUBAC, S.J. THE DRAMA OF ATHEIST HUMANISM
Has Trump Gone “ClickBait” By Turning his Campaign Over To Breitbart? – MBD makes a good case that the phenomena of “Trumpism” WAS Trump, loud and obnoxious and unregulated by media hacks like Steve Bannon and that now he will become a bullhorn mimicking Hannity and Levin and all for no avail to those who actually need his help: “Thus Sean Hannity taunts an editor at The Wall Street Journal: “Instead of 23,000 Twitter fans hearing from you. I shared your ignorance with my 1.5 m and 15 m radio listeners!” While Hannity surely is more handsomely compensated than the victims of his taunts, the truth is that in the long run, subscribers to the Wall Street Journal are more important to the advancement of political goals than Hannity’s paranoid geriatrics.”
While Louisiana Drowns, Obama Throws Down In Martha’s Vineyard? – You read that right. While the Cajun Navy was busy rescuing stranded Cajuns from their flooded out homes, Dear Leader, Chairman MaObama was enjoying his summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard and “going out on the town” until the wee hours of the morning. Recall that we have this vainglorious federal monstrosity that calls itself a government precisely as a result of the 1927 floods that bull-rushed the natural levies of Louisiana and activated the disaster-relief-welfare state. This was made horribly clear during Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath. But as I have been chronicling here, the nation of Louisiana and her citizen-responders have responded to Katrina 2 in heroic fashion so I ask the question, again: precisely WHY do we Louisianan’s need to be tax and spend slaves to Mordor on the Potomac river? Time for the Louisiana Independence Party to begin rallying for an independent Louisiana and a return to our status of 1811.
Where Is The Compassion For Those Who Identify Their Gender As “Single” But Are Married!? – You know it had to happen. You know someone who is single and trapped in a married person’s body and has been since they were forced to watch Leave It To Beaver reruns as a tortured child. When are Targe & Hallmark Card stores going to change the signage in the “anniversary” section and start offering “20th anniversary-ALONE” cards!? Don’t they realize the shame society heaps upon “cis-married” people who always felt single!? Heather Judd’s satire is priceless: “Bathrooms cause me even more angst. Mr. X has repeatedly tried to harass me into using the bathroom in my own apartment instead of in his house. To him there is only the binary of “single” and “married,” rigidly distinguished by the words of a marriage rite. To me there is the need to be acknowledged for who I really am, regardless of social norms or mutual agreements. What he can never experience is how every time I shower by myself in my own bathroom, I feel like a fraud, acting out the script society has written for me.”
What Comes Around Goes Around on SiriusXM Patriot – Hmmm, what will my former employer and 13 year long home for the Mike Church Show, SiriusXM Radio, do now that my replacement, Stephen K Bannon, has been hired as CEO of the Trump campaign!? I publicly volunteer to pickup where I left off and simulcast the Mike Church Show for SiriusXM listeners once again. I wish Mr Bannon Godspeed on his new Trump campaign employment.
I publicly volunteer to resume my duties as morning host on SiriusXM, I have the experience, I have the relationship with the sponsors and most of all, tens of thousands of SiriusXM listeners remain devoted to the Mike Church Show and would follow it back to Satellite Radio; what exactly is there to think about here!?
More on the Bannon move, a mere 9 months into his replacing me after 13 years: “Bannon is temporarily stepping down from Breitbart to work full-time on the campaign “in a new position designed to bolster the business-like approach of Mr. Trump’s campaign,” the news release said. Conway “will work on messaging and travel frequently with Mr. Trump, while working closely with Mr. Bannon and Mr. Manafort on all aspects of the campaign moving forward.”
Memo To Trumpzilla: Make America Small Again – There is not a day that passes on the CRUSADE Channel and the Mike Church Show that we do not talk about, explore and advocate for a return to subsidiarity, solidarity and a remodeled Christendom. In a new book, reviewed by Rod Dreher, Yuval Levin in The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism, Yuval Levin, advocates for the same thing: “Levin says that small communities of committed traditionalist believers can be “agents of resistance” to “the culture of expressive individualism,” and, if they resist bunkering down into angry apocalypticism, can be an example to others of how to live happy, stable, peaceful, and productive lives. He urges religious traditionalists to create “at once a shelter and a model, a refuge and an act of edifying rebellion.”
It’s The Culture of Death Stupid – On the surface it appears that what is driving the #TrumpTrain is a longing for an economic gilded age for the middle class. While that may be one of the symptoms of our current crisis it is not the cause, the flight from Tradition and morality is The Cause. John Daniel Davidson, recognizes this and writes of it: “The truth is, entire swaths of working- and middle-class white America are now afflicted by something much worse than foreign trade or immigration. Their communities are in the throes of a moral and cultural crisis—a breakdown of the family and social institutions that has given rise to drug addiction, welfare dependency, and simmering resentment.” Note well: Davidson counsels acceptance of the “global citizen” narrative and the age old, fracturing ‘Murican practice of “voting with your feet” which is not a recipe for shoring up community and tradition.
All Hail The Cajun Navy, The Acadian Armada – While the Judgement Pornosphere whirs into high gear to denounce Donald Trump for denouncing ISIS and Obama/Clinton/Merkel’s diabolical plan for assisting them in continuing to infiltrate the West, the Cajun Navy, a rag-tag group of lovable, fellow Louisianans sprang into action with their own watercraft and supplies to assist those devastated by the floods ravaging SELA. From NOLA.com we learn this of the Acadian Armada (that’s my nickname for them):
Ryan Heck is a business owner and member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council. On Monday, he also was a sailor in this band of brothers navy. Heck can be sarcastic and brutally blunt, but not Monday; he was fighting back tears, returning from another rescue mission to a part of the parish that few of his affluent constituents rarely saw before the storm. “There are people out there with water up to their eyes,” he said in a trembling voice.
Heck was on a boat along what a few days ago was Old Hammond Highway, near the intersection of Ponderosa Drive, in the southeast suburbs of Baton Rouge. The entire area went underwater when the Comite River and Lively Bayou, which feeds into Jones Creek, jumped their banks, swallowing everything in sight.
Meanwhile, in Livingston Parish, Louisiana…. – The staggering extent of the floods ravaging Louisiana are becoming known. There are 51,000 homes in Livingston Parish [county] alone and 70% of them are under water, that’s 30,000 people who have now lost everything they owned in their homes and surrounding grounds. This catastrophe is being dealt with on by the nation of South Louisiana which should show her citizens that it is Mordor that needs us, not the other way around. Folks, please pray for the souls ravaged by what some are calling “Katrina 2”.
Buchanan: The Existential Threat To Middle ‘Muricah IS The Status Quo Government – Reading the quote from today’s Veritas et Sapientia on why Executives of States choose war over peace and “debauched currency” over sound money and gold: it benefits the elites that plan our economies, run our governments and pollute our culture which has been surrendered to them: “The taxpayers’ party would engage in constant clashes with the party of the tax-consumers. In 2013, the top 1 percent of Americans in income paid 38 percent of all income taxes. The bottom 50 percent of income-earners, half the nation, paid only 3 percent of all income taxes. A question logically follows: If one belongs to that third of the nation that pays no income taxes but receives copious benefits, why would you vote for a party that will cut taxes you don’t pay, but take away benefits you do receive?”
The Satanists Held a Black “Mass” In OK City, God I s Not Amused – The Satanist “church” of Ahriman conducted its public blasphemy by holding a “black Mass” publicly, in Oklahoma City last night. Note that what these mini Hillary’s purport to mock is the beautiful 2,000 year olf Mass of the Catholic Church. In response an actual Mass was held prior to this blasphemy, correctly noting that: “What the Satanists are doing is a public offense to God and a public offense requires a public act of reparation and atonement”.
The Media Industrial Complex Has Proclaimed: Peasants of America! Your Will NOT Curtail Muslim Immigration As Trump Proposes – The Media Industrial Complex’s response to Donald Trump’s speech on conquering ISIS is predictable and the neocon chickenhawks are storming the iMac and cameo appearance ramparts as reinforcements. But none of thjis is going to matter because the MIC elites simply do not have the power to undo what their globalist elite pals have done to hundreds of millions in the West’s middle class. THAT is what is driving the Trump phenomenon and some ares starting to figure this out, like the WSJ’s Peggy Noonan.
Cardinal Burke Steps Up To Lead ‘Murcians To Our Lady, We Should Follow – The Novena for Our Nation has begun its 54 day Rosary prayer for our Nation and offers 5 intentions, 1 for each Rosary decant. Here is TODAY’S REFLECTION. I have agreed to pray the Novena and encourage you to as well. How can we say no to the spiritually heroic Cradinal Burke when our government is in obvious need of spiritual Grace!? “There is no doubt that our beloved nation is in one of the worst crises which it has ever experienced, a profound moral crisis which generates division on all levels and results in an ever-greater more pervasive violence and killing. For Roman Catholics, who have always been known for their faith-filled patriotism, the first response to this crisis is fervent prayer and, in particular, prayer through the intercession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Mary Immaculate who is also the patroness of our nation.”
The Elephant Graph In The Room – R.R. Reno follows Noonan with the demographic and existential facts: the Western middle class is getting hammered while they witness the “rich get richer”: “What elites don’t see is how their own interests are dressed up as cosmopolitan idealism. Noonan points out that German elites compliment themselves on the moral rectitude of Angela Merkel’s decision to admit a million Muslim migrants. True, but they’re also insulated from the consequences. And more than insulated, they stand to benefit from lower labor costs.”
The Rise And Fall of Fishtown – Tim Carney revisits the legendary Philadelphia neighborhood to discover that the rise of secular pagan ‘Muricah parallels the decline of moral-Christian ‘Muricah:
Do You Kiss Your Father With That Mouth, Adele? – Good news: Adele has told the Stupid Bowl to go pound sand, she will not be their “half-time” show. Was Adele being modest and setting a good example of class and Christian modesty? Maybe but she followed the Stupid Bowl announcement with and f-bomb laced protest about her non-pregnancy. The F bomb was then followed by the lewd, Vile-y Cyrus “twerk”….ugh.
The Events of August 13th, 1917-Jacinta, Francesco and Lucia Were Kidnapped But Our Lady Kept Her Appointment -Maria da Capelinha who had been at the earlier apparitions gave an account of that day:
“As we looked around us, we noticed the strange thing which we had seen before and were to see in the following months; our faces were reflecting all the colors of the rainbow, pink, red, blue… The trees seemed to be made not of leaves but of flowers; they seemed to be laden with flowers, each leaf seemed to be a flower. The ground came out in colors and so did our clothes. The lanterns fixed to the arch looked like gold.”
If It Would Have Been An ISIS Snake It Would Have Bitten You – Mollie Hemingway demolishes the ridiculous media hissy-fit over Trump’s “Obama is ISIS MVP and creator” comment: Trump actually contradicts one of his own campaign winning pitches.
What Trump ACTUALLY Said about ISIS, Hillary and MVP Obama:
The Media Industrial Complex Has Declared: Trump Is Unacceptable, Get Over It Peasants – I have been hammering this point all week: Our unelected, self-appointed, exalted, elite, mystic rulers, are not going to LET Donald Trump become President. The real question is: when the Clinton zCrime Family steals the election and the hoi polloi are told to get back to work for the Clinton Global Initiative’s clients, will they? Or will they finally realize what we have been telling them/you: the Constitution is DEAD, “democracy” has produced this diabolical state and the only fix is separation? Patrick J Buchanan predicts: “And if, as the polls show we might, we get Clinton — and TPP, and amnesty, and endless migrations of Third World peoples who consume more tax dollars than they generate, and who will soon swamp the Republicans’ coalition — what was 2016 all about? Would this really be what a majority of Americans voted for in this most exciting of presidential races? ‘Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable,’ said John F. Kennedy.”
hCNN Just Blamed ISIS on Trump – “Representative” Seth Moulton just proclaimed on the hCNN “Donald Trump’s plan for Iraq is now being used by ISIS for recruiting”. Really!? Did Trump invade Iraq? Bomb Syria? Destabilize Egypt? Intentionally cause Egyptian famine for instability? Assassinate Mohmar Ghaddafi? Drone strike civilians in Yemen? Afghanistan? Iraq? Violate sovereign airspace in Syria? Ukraine? The fix is being served up without apology folks: you peasants are not ALLOWED to elect Trump and end our reign. Pray, and watch for the erection of guillotines in your town square folks.
Hillary & Barack DID Invent ISIS & Obama Has The Drone Strikes To Prove It -The first time Trumpzilla said Hillary created ISIS and was their MVP was in August all right-August 2015 that is as the DC Examiner reminds the panting and convulsing Commentariat. Folks, admit it: it is high entertainment and a long overdue smackdown to our ruling elites to see someone get so much under our elite, unelected, ruling master’s skin.
It’s August 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.”