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
Indiana, You Will Obey Your Federal Overlords & Their Suicide-Pact Constitution, Citizen – We have talked dozens and dozens of times on the Mike Church Show about the difference between Alien Friends and Alien Enemies or Combatants. That the States retained the right to admit or deny the former should not be a question but for the state of Indiana and thus my state. A Federal judge, citing nothing more than the flow of stolen/printed money to Indiana and some questionable reporting smacks Indiana Governor Mike Pence down in his stand against importing Syrian refugees. Read the entire decision (on appeal) and show me what Constitutional clause or principle of Federalism is at issue; answer 0.0 and thus we can now view the Constitution as a suicide-pact. This suicide pact is a recent development, witness this proposal in Congress from John Van Voorhis in the 1882 Immigration Act: “…evils incident to immigration. . . which can be and ought to be avoided. One of the chief of these is the advantage which is taken by local governments, municipalities, societies, and individuals of Europe to send to this country the dependent classes of Europe, for the purpose of relieving the countries to which they belong of their support. Thousands of paupers, idiots, lunatics, criminals, and accused persons are being sent to this country at public expense. . . for the sole purpose of shifting onto this country the expense of supporting them.”
Trumpzilla Meets Cuomo Mothra As The Leviathan Digs In – The corruption of the Media Industrial Complex is staggering if youb believe we’re a “Christian nation” but the corruption of the ruling, political elite is not and is a thing to behold. Now comes the news that the Cuomo Administration has ordered Trump to fork over the Trump Foundation’s books by October 15th which you know will be instantly made public save for a court order that could intervene. If you haven’t been keeping score lately note that every institution in the hands of the cult of death has launched “nuclear options” the past 7 days including the NY Times. What’s next, did Trump lease/sell apartments to tenants who were financed by HUD or FHA? Did anyone who ever sold him a candy bar receive a commission on that sale?If this is what the cabal does to maintain power through the allegedly transparent “electoral system” imagine what they do when they are invisible to the same restraints?
Millions of lives are in the balance. Pray harder….
When Brother Becomes Sister & Professor Is Forced To Call HIM “Sister” – I told you the legal requirement was coming to OBEY the false presentment of sex i.e. Sheila says she is now Stan and so everyone must call her Stan under penalty of law. Well now comes the University of Michigan putting this into action and putting the final nail on the coffin of “higher education”. One professor who must now, as a function of carrying out his job, accept what is patently false and say that it is true. “Now, let’s set aside for the moment the fact that the (very few?) faculty members like myself who have not drunk heady draughts of the Kool-Aid are being compelled to assent to a brand new and extremely radical ideology they disagree with. Let’s also set aside the fact that when I am told to call a man a woman and vice versa, I am being forced to stare falsehood in the face and call it truth–and then celebrate that falsehood to the heavens.” Christ once said that “you will know the Truth and the Truth will make you free.” The reality is that as the number of institutions increase, surrendering to Diabolis’s rejection of the natural order, so do the number of opportunities for actual higher education.
Behold ColombiXIT, The Contagion Of Rejecting The Status Quo’s Edicts Has Spread To The America’s – It might come as a surprise to learn that South Americans have to deal with the lies and deceit of a sycophant, corrupt media just like we do. Saturday, the people of Columbia were asked to ratify a “peace treaty” between their corrupt government and the radical FARC mercenaries and despite “polling” and “expert opinion” that the vote was a slam dunk for the government, the people had other ideas and they rejected the treaty sending the status quo, usual-suspects reeling and scrambling for their next move. This is just another example of the simmering cauldron of discontent the global powers that be, even in banana republics, have sown and may reap the rotten fruits of.
Citizen! (of Syria) You Will Obey Your U.S. Federal Overlords, Citizen! – “Do what ‘Murica Tells You To Do and Keep Your Mouth Shut” is the new mantra coming out of Mordor and The Media Industrial Complex that is actually the old mantra, cloaked in “Exceptionalism”, that has thrust ‘Murica into never-ending war after never ending war. A REAL, humble “nation” would not lord its power and demand compliance to it across the globe, but that’s what we do, for fun and profit. As Steven Kinzer tells it: “The impulse that has drawn the United States into foreign wars over the last 120 years now has a new name. It is just as dangerous as ever. The pursuit of primacy is the pursuit of our own slow and increasingly violent decline. America becomes stronger when we meet our challenges at home and respect the independence of others, not when we try to rule the world.”
The Real History of “Come And Take It” – While covering the 181st anniversary of the Battle of Gonzales, reporters have no clue where the adage from the battle, illustrated with a single cannon and cannon ball, “come and take it”, comes from. HINT: Watch the move 300 and brush up on the battle of Thermopylæ.
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.
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.
It’s October 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.”