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Sapientia et Veritas – “Politics, education, and high and low culture tell us that there is no transcendent dimension to human life. Ultimate things are considered a private hobby that shouldn’t distract us from the practical realities that are what really matter. And they need to be kept out of social life for fear they will lead to non-negotiable disputes. Such views make no sense. Everything starts with something treated as non-negotiable. If you say there is no final truth then that is your final truth.” – James Kalb, Today’s Veritas et Sapientia
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It Was July 19th Another Drunken, Cape Cod Day…. – Thus begins my 2005 parody song “Chappaquidick” in which I play a drunken Ted Kennedy singing the ballad of Ted keeping his Scotch whisky dry. Now there is a movie out about this tragedy that claimed the life of Mary Jo Kapechne, a Kennedy aide whose family was a political supporter of Ted’s. This story is a relevant to our current politics as it was to Ted’s in 1968, maybe more so. Rod Dreher does a good job of reminding us that…
“More and more, I think about how this is an age of disillusionment. It’s well known — and documented by pollsters — that Americans have lost faith in our institutions since the 1960s. It is hard to know who and what to believe in, or to muster that faith. However, would we prefer to be like the people of Massachusetts back then, believing the fake Ted Kennedy narrative? Would we prefer to be the kind of people who believe the Donald Rumsfeld stories about how great things were going in Iraq? And so forth, across institutions.”
Yes, Rod, today’s boobus americanus does not care if he is lied to, only that he is not lied to directly by his “representative”, all other lies are just part of the panem et circensus that ‘Murican life has become; completely devoid of living for anything other than the next consumption, the next raise, the next “ratings win” etc. I offer men the simple alternative of leaving this vapid life and as one of many steps, joining my confraternity of The CRUSADER Knights of The Most Holy Rosary, apply here, don’t cost nuthin’.
Putin: “I Suppose I’m Deranged But I Guess I’ll Just Have To Call” – Are the accusations true that 12 Russian “spies” hacked U.S. based computers, stole some data and hacked other data to “meddle” in our elections? Vladimir Putin basically told Faux News’ Chris Wallace that they aren’t aren’t, that they are part of ‘Muricah’s political “games” and that if Mueller has presented worthy evidence then let the U.S. “call” for the Russians to investigate. This is President Putin doing his best Val Kilmer impersonation of the Doc Holliday character from the film Tombstone. Scott Ritter explains the grift.
“If the indictment issued by the Department of Justice is to be taken seriously, then it is incumbent upon Rosenstein to call Putin’s bluff, and submit a detailed request for legal assistance per the mandate and procedures specified in the treaty—in short, compel Russia to either put up or shut up.”
Will The Assistant AG “call” or will Vlad Holliday take the pot? Any failure to do so would only confirm Putin’s assertion that the indictment was a political game to undermine the presidency of Donald J. Trump.My side bet is on Doc.
Will We Call Him Saint Gilbert, Saint G.K. Or Saint Chesterton!? – The case for the canonization of G.K. Chesterton continues to progress, K.V. Turley has the latest.
From The Halls of Montenegro To The Shores of Italy…. – Tucker Carlson asked President trump a useful question:
Tucker: “Why should my son die for Montenegro?”
Trump: “I understand and I feel the same way”
OK, then why remain in NATO!? Why not let the EU manage keeping the Russians in check if that is even a consideration any longer? These questions are the type of questions a truly “federal” government should be able to answer and seeing as how there is no compelling answer then we should be able to conclude that its time to leave NATO. Let me put the question another way.
Mike Church: Why should my son from Beauregard Parish, attending LSU, die for Montenegro?
Is Georgia’s safety guarded by the U.S. being in NATO? Louisiana’s? Saint Charles Parish? You know the answer and so does President Trump, let us pray we don’t have to ask it again next year.
Send The Asteroid: The Star Spangled Awesome Challenge of Jumping From Moving Cars – Bored from being glued to their smartphones and Snap-chatting their friends til 4 in the morning, the “useless generation”, millennials, is now occupying their wasted time by filming themselves leaping from moving cars. No, I am not making this up. Cue up the asteroid, God, mankind is not worth your time any longer; do it before they start throwing beautiful artworks of our Blessed Mother from the same car to see if she “bounces”.
— Barbara Kopylova (@baabsxx) July 15, 2018
We Can’t Grow A Bell Pepper But We Can Grow A Bomb – Watch the video from Will Geary that shows the evolution of ‘Muricah’s #1 export: death. It is a shocking thing to behold the quantity of weapons of mass destruction this country e3xports to the rest of the known universe. Anyone who doubts why we are engaged in 189 conflicts around the globe and will be engaged in them until boobus americanus revolts needs to watch this video.
And Cue Up The “Trump Capitulates To Putin In 3, 2 oh Look! Trump … – The moment President trump agreed to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin the hand writing was on the wall that regardless of what the President said, he would be accused of “surrendering to Putin” and right on cue, here come those accusations from Rod Dreher and Paul Bonicelli here. Too bad Dreher has apparently not read the actual history of the conditions (Pat Buchanan has a book about it) that brought about the German attack on England that began WWII in Europe but had little to do with Neville Chamberlain.
“the actual words that came out of the President’s mouth today were disgraceful. My sympathies are with the right-wing nationalists, in general, but man, what a grotesque thing to see and hear come out of the mouth of an American president. The Democrats are going to be able to run this fall, and in 2020, on calling Trump a contemporary Neville Chamberlain.”
The Democrats will get clobbered by Trump on this issue and almost any other “foreign policy” one the try and bring up against Trump in 2020 because he has begun the process of altering the current corrupt paradigm that they and other Republicans are wedded to defend.
Look Up In The Sky, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No, It’s ….Oh Wait, MetroSexual Man Can’t Fly – Henry Cavill, aka Superman these days made the mistake of telling an interviewer that men courting women is a wonderful, beautiful thing.
“There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. There’s a traditional approach to that, which is nice. I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that.”
He gongggggggg! Teresa Mull puts the Kill Superman hysteria in historical perspective.
“Feminism has reversed and thus destroyed traditional male-female roles, and with it, as Cavill alluded to, the thrill of romance, the stuff fairytales are made of. Feminists insist men and women are the same and that gender differences do not exist, yet also declare males the enemy. Some even resolve to #KillAllMen.”
This is the result of 5 decades of men denying our roles as leaders of our families and having been placed there by God himself and instead treating family life, if there is indeed such a thing anymore, as a democracy that has no natural rules to guide it but rather what can be agreed upon by all. This is what is driving the predominantly female obsession with promoting child abuse through “transitioning” aka TrannyMammy™ pimping.
The Russians Are NOT ‘Muricah’s Enemy, Episode 7,219 – The Daily Mail took the opportunity to slander the Tsar Nicholas II and his family yesterday which has deservedly brought the outrage of Russian Orthodox everywhere, see here. I had the time to do some reading up on Nicholas and it appears his crime was being the enemy of the Russian Orthodox version of masons. On the Russian Christian website, this essay profiles what you might call the Nicholas Option – a path back to a Christian Russia.
“The tsar is an example of fulfilling the duty of loyalty, a man who knew how to answer for his word, a man always fulfilling his promises, a guarantor of peace in Europe, thanks to whose podvig Russia, as never before, was near to victory in that patriotic war which, wholly undeservedly, is termed imperialistic in post-Soviet textbooks.”
The Russians Are Not Our Enemy, Episode 7,220 – Rand Paul made the mistake of saying that the Russians aren’t doing anything we ‘Muricans have done in “meddling” in other countries elections and affairs. The Media Industrial Complex meltdown over it is predictable yet lamentable. Jack Hunter has the story.
The Russians Are NOT Our Enemy, Episode 7,221 – Pat Buchanan watched the same Trump/Putin presser I watched and had the same reaction: Putin/Russia, is NOT our enemy.
The Judgement Pornosphere™ Is The Threat I’ve Warned You About – Daniella Greenbaum showed up to work last Tuesday at Business Insider Magazine and sat down to write a blog post for the company site. The post was about actress Scarlett Johanssen who had withdrawn from a role where she was to play a transgender man. Greenbaum commented that Scarlett should be allowed to keep the role because she is an actress and thus acts, that is plays make believe for a living. By Tuesday afternoon Greenbaum had resigned after an online flash mob of Trannymammy™ pimps demanded her head for implying that transgender people are not dealing with reality. Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up folks.
“The problem is not confined to the college campus, where conservative speakers are being shouted down or disinvited. It’s not confined to the media, where publications and television stations and their audiences seem increasingly comfortable in liberal or conservative silos where conflicting outlooks and even conflicting information are unwelcome. It’s beginning to permeate every area where we use language — every area of life.”
Got that citizen? EVERY area of life has now become infected with a near-fatal failure to grasp reality, you know, the material world of the screen that these digital characters are appearing to you on.
FLASHBACK: Vladimir Putin Is More Christian Than Mordor’s NeoCONS – This 2017 profile of President Putin’s Christian philosophy is a good primer before his visit with President Trump in Helsinki.
The French May Have Won The World Cup But Croatia Is Winning At Life – Croatia has issued a coin that honors the soon to be born; too bad the French were so successful at refugee assimilation. *satire*
CROATIA HONORS THE PREBORN The Republic of Croatia is, undoubtedly, the only nation in the world that has issued a gold and silver coin with the unmistakable figure of a child that has not yet been born. Croatia honors life to be born. #prolife #humanrights #preborn #humanrights pic.twitter.com/f3DVskaEqS
— Rosa Delia de los Reyes (@RosaDeliadelos1) July 13, 2018
The Demons Want To Make Child Napping Legal – If there is anyone left who does not believe that the demonic are on the assault and have come for the children, watch the video contained in this story: a medical presentation on the normality of pedophilia.
What Is Truth? Conformity Of The Mind To Reality. What Is Hollywood? NOT Truth – Nick Loeb’s soon to be released film Roe V. Wade is set to blow the lid off a story most ‘Muricans do not know. John Voigt is in it and so is Jamie Kennedy but the real story is all the Hollywood actors and actresses that agreed to do the film, then discovered there was too much Truth in it and bailed.
Loeb confirms several actors have left so far, but he says they’ve only been lower-level cast members. Among those who exited, he said, is the actress who was originally slated to play Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff identified as Jane Roe in the case.
“I can’t speak for them,” Loeb, 42, says of why people backed out. “Maybe they got pressure from friends and family after they said yes. I don’t know, I’m not them and I didn’t speak to them.”
Hollywood types are feeling the same “change is in the air” breeze that I have been pointing out on the show. While state after state gets more bold, thus more moral, the cult of death hysterically reacts to shore up its position. Considering what that position is, it is becoming clear that legal infanticide in ‘Muricah is at its nadir.
Tomi Lahren: Babbling Proof Faux News Is An Echo Chamber For Intellectual Midgetry – There has been a lot written and said about Fox News “analyst” Tomi Lahren’s vain attempt to use the murder of the soon to be born to make more famous and wealthy her blonde hair. Georgi Boorman explains to Lahren that Roe V Wade is judicial refuse not sagacious and holy writ. Sadly though, Georgi, like every other respondent to Lahren’s vanity, tries to shoe horn the anti Roe argument into Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence’s “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. This is a grave mistake. Jefferson, God love him [and I do], was not making an argument for life as in against murder, his statement is a Lockean flourish of enlightenment dogma i.e. its not pro-life in this context at all; its a life lived outside the Grace of an almighty God, in pursuit of Man’s supremacy over the “powers of the earth”. The alleged “conservatives” at Fox know exactly what they’re doing in retaining Lahren and so does she: red, white and blue bumper sticker slogans are bread and circus-y enough to rile up then rally the #MAGA faithful against Lahren and for everyone else in the echo-chamber. When one of them can frame the life argument using the Gospels, Commandments and Saint Thomas, they’ll then be “conserving” something worthy of the distinction, until then, you’ll get more Tomi Lahren “commentary” and yes, #MAGA/Faux fans, you’ll like it.
Yesterday’s Guest Chris Ferrara On Kavanaugh: “Be Just Short of Jubilant!” – Frequent guest of the Mike Church Show, Chris Ferrara, is positively bullish on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh: “My view is that we should be just short of jubilant.” Listen To Ferrara’s reasoning this morning at 10:00 AM, Eastern LIVE! on The Mike Church Show and later On-Demand here.
Ray Bradbury Was Right: “Stop Making New Machines!” – In one of his last interviews, author Ray Bradbury was asked for some advice, which he emphatically delivered. “We have too many cellphones. We’ve got too many Internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.” In Richard Freed’s “The Tech Industry’s War On Kids” you’ll find out that Bradbury was making a pro-life statement, the techs are with the demons, they’ve come for your kids and won’t take no for an answer.
“[P]arents have no idea that lurking behind their kids’ screens and phones are a multitude of psychologists, neuroscientists, and social science experts who use their knowledge of psychological vulnerabilities to devise products that capture kids’ attention for the sake of industry profit. What these parents and most of the world have yet to grasp is that psychology — a discipline that we associate with healing — is now being used as a weapon against children.”
We’ve all see entire rooms filled with kids who look as though they have 20lb weights attached to the ends of their noses and cannot physically life their heads from their “smartphone” screen’s gaze. That is NOT an accident.
Is Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination The “Promise Realized” For Pro-Life Republican Voters? – Ross Douthat has posited that the nomination of Brett Kavaanaugh for SCOTUS is the first step in placing the deciding vote against Casey in the John Roberts court and bringing the hammer of justice down upon Roe vs Wade. I remain skeptical but Douthat’s not.
“I think abortion opponents will have that trust vindicated; I think a Roberts-Kavanaugh court, however restrained in other ways, will overrule Casey [based on Roe] and allow the states to legislate freely on abortion once again.”
I pray Douthat’s right but again, the prudent course is to diligently pray for this holocaust to end as the Russian Orthodox prayed in their closets and cellars for communism’s demise.
Newsflash Not News: Media & Political parties Conspire To Keep ‘Muricans At War With Each Other! – Overstating the obvious was the stock in trade of John Madden… “bam!, then you hit this guy, POW!” but Madden was a character. The Daily Bell purports to ring the alarm bell and inform us that the 2 party system pimps, i.e. the Media Industrial Complex, non-profits, think tanks etc, all conspire to exaggerate the identities of political parties so that the hatred and rivalry of one against the other can continue. Ho-hum, yawn, this is 2012 “news”! Of COURSE they do this and I have come to believe that most ‘Muricans actually live their lives by it and LIKE IT! ‘Tis why I say, the Return To Order and getting the little, local things right is a far better alternative.
Three Years of Obergefell Is Enough! – I’d write this to say that 3 minutes of Obergefell is…. but Nathaniel Blake has a point and brings to light a frequent topic of conversation and a real alarm bell to ring: Obergefell made “legal” a gravely sinful practice that has already cause millions of souls to be placed in jeopardy of losing a Blessed Eternity. This includes the loss of millions of families that will not be formed and the tens of millions of babies who will not be born in exchange for “relationships” and relentless acquisition of “stuff” and “leisure”. Blake:
“We are in a crisis of marriage and family. Much of our political and cultural dysfunction is the fallout of broken families and failed relationships — abandoned children and lonely, hurt men and women. Again, this was not caused by same-sex marriage or the LGBT movement, but accepting their ideological framework will impede amelioration. The healing truths that our culture needs are incompatible with an ideology that muddles the differences between men and women, and that rejects the unique value of the natural family.”
Blake manages to make a solid case, philosophically, proving the whole LGBTQ is repugnant to the natural order and world as it is to the Spiritual one of The Creator.
Ant’ny Kennedy Must Not Be Allowed To Die! – These are the paraphrased words of MBD (Michael Brendan Dougherty) backn in January at the National Review. MBD’s point was that ‘Muricah needed Justices to mete out victory for the “left” and then later on for the “right” to achieve a sort of equilibrium for our battered “republic”. MBD’s reasoning is sound IF you’re a USA! USA! chanter and believe that all of Blobistan, the North ‘Murican continent, must remain irrevocably linked via a universal political system.
“The Supreme Court’s role in this scene, with Kennedy as the swing justice, has been to moderate and restrain the ambitions of each party. Kennedy deals out victories and defeats to each side — giving slightly more defeats to social conservatives. In effect, he constrains what each side can do to the other. His mercurial jurisprudence replicates and even gives the savor of legitimacy to a closely divided country.
So I’ve started to worry that if the Court soon consolidates to the left or the right, partisans on the losing end of that bargain will swiftly lose faith in democracy itself. A non-swinging Supreme Court would give the impression of super-charging the ability of one party to act, and restraining its competitor. A consolidated Supreme Court could open up whole new fields of legislation for one side to act against the other. At that point, what would happen?”
What would happen would be a spring-time for anarchists and the diabolically inclined. Imagine a scene from Mad Max but put it in downtown Peoria and that’s what Blobistan’s collapse will produce. Why? Because we have jettisoned the only True, organizing principle, post-pagan Man can live under, Christ.
#MAGA CITIZEN! There Are Ten Ways You Can Make ‘Muricah Great Again Citizen! – Mark Overstreet, you have to love the guy. He has penned a “how to” list of 10 thinsg every #MAGA citizen can do to defeat those smelly liberals and make ‘Muricah Great Again. I agree with 3 of Overstreet’s tasks but the funny thing is, I agree with every bit of his presentation: he is channeling the theological virtue of Hope (whether he knows it or not) and for that, I suggest reading and commenting on his post. God love you, Mark!
Then They Came For A Fish Called Wanda – The BBC has informed the surviving members of Monty Python that “they couldn’t make it on the BBC today” because they aren’t “diverse enough” and isn’t “PC”. That must mean that A Fish Called Wanda should have been named A Legless Creature Who Has Yet To Choose Its Name, Species Or Gender. James Pinkerton observes.
“It’s almost unnecessary to add that PC, bristling with psychological pseudo-science, is also humorless. Scientists, after all, are not known as jokesters, and neither, evidently, are pseudo-scientists. We can quickly see that in the face of such iron dogmatism, poor old Monty Python doesn’t have a chance. If its existence depends on the sufferance of a thoroughly PC-ized British public sector, then of course it must go down the memory hole.”
The time has finally come to make hard choices and if the choice is between Search For The Holy Grail and PC approved, state sponsored Fractured Tranny Tales you can find me with my VCR, 27 inch tube TV, laughing about how much African Swallows weigh.
I Thought Farm Aid Was Supposed To Save Rural ‘Muricah?! – Vincent David Johnson has done us the signal favor of traveling to photograph the ghost farms of the great, ‘Murican countryside and there are a lot more of them than we are told about. Johnson:
“Little did I know that when I started, the 1990s in many ways would turned out to be a pivotal decade for small farm towns and rural America, almost the beginning of the end. Just over a century since millions of people rushed onto the Great Plains, the ’90s would mark the beginning of a time when the quantity, size, and labor of farms in America would flatline.”
This tragedy is one of our elite ruling master’s making. The very idea that a civilization must grow the food needed to sustain itself should guarantee the endurance of the farms that grow that food, enter the agri business cartels.Our food isn’t grown anymore, its “processed” and you don’t need many Old Macdonald’s to produce the staple crops to do that. Johnson’s story is a sad one but it doesn’t have to be a requiem… people still gotta eat.
Why You Need To Listen To The Pearcing Truth’s Series On Economics As If Families Mattered – The Federalist headline screams the current state of our civil, “economic” affairs. Yo, Big Business: Money Doesn’t Give You A Right To Manipulate Politics. It doesn’t? Then are you ready to begin implementing a system of Distributism, solidarity and subsidiarity? While ‘Murican Government has become the national religion, business and the exchange of money for pleasure and profit have become her powerful parishioners. Since we rarely know the people who grow or make our food or anything else for that matter, business has become a ubiquitous, requisite agent for exchange of what we want, mildly tempered by what we are willing to borrow to get it. Micro systems of barter exchange are gone, save for the rare entities that have carved out niche markets serving the locals, folks we used to call friends and neighbors. My ongoing feature series with the author of Small Is Still Beautiful, Joseph Pearce, delves heavily into this subject and is MUST LISTENING for anyone truly interested in avoiding Amazon et al from controlling the food supply and thus what is acceptable, secular behavior to get it. Download all 4 Episodes here.
The book’s stories are harrowing from the point of view that bodies and lives are being physically altered with no chance of repair. This is being done, allegedly, to bring about a more fairer world in which those born into the bodies of the sex they believe is not for them. But what is fair about having your breasts cut off while being doped up with drugs that get you banned from any professional sport? This is the work of Beazelbub and the boys and the poor souls who undergo these mutilations are the prizes.
The Religion That ‘Murican Politics Has Become – When Donald Trump as President, shows up at a rally to commemorate or promote something, the event takes on a religious tone; think about it. Before the President – the priest – enters the temple – the speaking stage – prayers are recited in unison – the Pledge of Allegiance – then an opening canticle is chanted – the National Anthem – then the priest makes his procession to the altar – the dais with the holy crest of the office of the President – then the priest begins “the mass” – making the political pronouncement and explaining why it is good for the congregation. When “the mass” is finished, the choir strikes up a driving beat of a “patriotic song” which serves as the post communion hymn and then the congregation takes leave to go and evangelize the gospel they just took in to unwashed masses – let the conversions begin! Michael Davis writes of this and makes the proper conclusion: All Politics Is Religion.
“Movement conservatism, meanwhile, is a kind of Protestantism. The Constitution fills the role of the Bible. It is immutable, if not infallible, and we must hold it, as Hamilton said, in “sacred reverence.” Like Protestantism, this conservatism defines itself by what it isn’t—monarchism, socialism, etc.—just as Protestantism is a blanket term for those Christian sects that arose in opposition to the Catholic Church. Jefferson and Adams are like Calvin and Luther: united by a common enemy more than a common creed.”
Armed with my description of a ‘Murican “Conservative Church” service, next time you see this transpire on Fox News and the propagandists for the faith wait breathlessly for the priest to arrive and mass begin, see if my description above is correct and if it is, know then what the takeaway is: The Faith has been replaced in most ‘Murican’s daily lives by the faith (sans caps intentional) in ‘Murica.
It’s July 2018 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?”
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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.”