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Sapientia et Veritas – “Neurotics are in a position to make life hell for hundreds and thousands of people, and, as Boulding points out, there is a more than even chance that it will be precisely neurotics who get to the top and into a dominating position, because of their assertiveness and officiousness. A bad-tempered tax collector can let himself go with both his subordinates and with the taxpayers at his mercy; the psychologically unbalanced foreman can become the factory tyrant and intimidate all the other workers. But however irritated or worried the greengrocer may be, he has to pull himself together, without, on that account, having to feel that he is the slave of his customers.” – Wilhelm Roepke, Toward A Humane Economy
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Welcome Back To Mish Shedlock, Truth In Fake Finances! – For the longest time I regularly followed Mish Shedlock and had him as a guest on the show many times. Sometime in the last 3 years I stopped following Mish as the show and my discussions took a different turn but now that looming bankruptcies by ‘Murican states are upon us and now that it will become known, via President Trump, that the U.S. cannot print, borrow and spend its way out of the insolvent and corrupt Social inSecurity & Medicare scams, I turn back to my old friend for some clarity and Boy Howdy does Mish deliver. Let’s start with Mish’ take on Illinois’ inevitable bankruptcy, I think Mish’s summary is perfect. “Unlike Kansas, surveys show the number one reason people leave Illinois is high taxes. Dear Barry [Ritholtz], since Illinois is F*d up beyond repair following your tax hike and union utopia social welfare agenda, can we please try my exit strategy? – Mike ‘Mish'” Barry won’t see the light, brother, but Lincoln’s land will, very soon. Welcome back, sorry I went astray!
Hey Amazon Lovers, Will Humans Be NECESSARY In Bezos’ Brave, New World? – Marty Nemko wrote this piece back in April and I am just now finding it “Will Humans be necessary”. Scrolling to Nemko’s dystopoan end we find little cause for optimism which I’ll address in a moment. The range of scenarios would seem circumscribed by these. How likely do you think each of these are?
• Continue on the current path: The world continues to slowly make progress, e.g., birth rates declining in developing nations, slowed global warming, more education and health care. Those positives would be mitigated by declining jobs, more concentration of wealth.
• World socialism.
• Mass population reduction, for example, by nuclear war, pandemic, or, per Clive Cussler, highly communicable biovirus simultaneously put into the water supply of a half-dozen cruise ships?
• A world run by machines and the small percentage of people they deem worthy.
Nemko leaves out the most important alternative of all: humanity turns back to Christ and a new age of Christendom, augmented by some technology ensues. This is already beginning in a growing list of places across ‘Muricah, the question is, what will happen when the technology addicted sloths run out of food? Look up the history of the French Vendee for 1 outcome, then pray a Rosary it is not our future.
Land of Lincoln Is As Broke As Lincoln’s “Legacy” Is Evil – The actual legacy of ‘Ol DIShonest Abe has finally come to prominence in his home state of Illinois a state that is bankrupt and will remain bankrupt despite any Fake News media attempts to claim otherwise. That Lincoln “blessed” ‘Muricah with 843,000 dead in the War of Northern Aggression is no longer denied; that Lincoln knew enlarging the state and ditching the Constitution that restrained that practice can no longer be denied. Now, Lincoln’s “it’s ok to bring about ‘good’ by doing small evils” is coming into focus in Illinois that like Puerta Rico, is beyond bankrupt broke and has no method available to pay it bills. This is the future, Lincoln’s precious Union is going to face very soon as well when the drain of Medicare and Social inSecurity become so large the money cannot even be printed fast enough to meet the corrupt demand. As Pat Buchanan correctly notes, Big Box Statism is D-E-D in the water, we just haven’t written its obit yet: “Deficits and national debts as a share of GDP are rising. Almost nowhere does one see the old robust growth rates returning. And the infrastructure of the West — roads, bridges, tunnels, ports, airports, subways, train tracks — continues to crumble for lack of investment. The days of interstate highway systems and moon shots seem to be behind us. Are Puerto Rico and Illinois the harbingers of what is to come?” Yes, Pat, they thankfully are. Now, “how ’bout a Fresca!”
FakeNews & Get President Trump Outlet hCNN Claims It Is Accurate While Retracting Inaccurate Trump Story – In their zeal to get someone, anyone to believe their “reporting”, again, hCNN admits a story about the President and some shady, Russian investments was “not accurate”. The story was removed from its website and the three “reporters” involved, have resigned. This statement by one of the Three FakeNews Amigos is priceless, denial anyone!? “‘I’ve been with CNN since 2001, and am sure about one thing: This is a news organization that prizes accuracy and fairness above all else. I am leaving, but will carry those principles wherever I go.'” To prove CNN’s reliability they have to publish fiction then fire the Stephen King wannabe’s to justify their accuracy!? Wow, what’s next, a bank robbery team that turns themselves in to prove how respectful they are of laws against theft!?
Don’t Trust “Sources” Who Go Anonymous To Proclaim ET Has Phoned Earth – On Sunday, I wrote about the latest NASA attempt to justify its existence by presenting “artists renditions” of “exo-planets” it alleges to have “discovered” millions of light years from Earth. Linked to all tis is a ridiculously popular “Anonymous” video (viewed over 1,000,000 times!) that claims NASA has proof of “Life” beyond our little blue & green ball of joy. NASA poured reality on Anonymous’ claims yesterday saying it had no proof and that the Kepler telescope had not provided any. Read more about the perpetual hoax NASA and deniers of Creation promote, here.
Fake News Meets Fake Catholics Driving The LGBTQ Perdition Express – Father James Martin is a man who is well known to traditional Catholics as a defender and promoter of sodomites as being no different in holiness than flirty women and social drinking men are. Now comes Father Martin suggesting an openly homosexual “sister” should be our next canonized saint for her “heroic” stands on normalizing homosexuality and because she “speaks with authority” on lesbianism as if The Authority doesn’t get the final word. Deacon Jim Russell tackles this heresy straight-on, pun intended, here.
Trump Admin To Canada: Aborting The Next Generation Is NOT “Family Planning!” – If you watch the 1991 film Black Robe you’ll get a look at what many Canadian Indians were actually like: cannabils with no regard for life, regardless of age. Bear this in mind when watching the generational suicide today’s Canadians are attempting through assisting the entire population into homosexuality, gender transitions and now radical abortion initiatives. Case in point: Canada has introduced a resolution to the UN that pruports to be for curbing “violence against women” but looking at the Trump admin’s “uh, how about, NO” reaction must be more diabolical. U.S. First Secretary to the U.N. in Geneva Jason Mack said: “We do not recognize abortion as a method of family planning, nor do we support abortion in our reproductive health assistance… [so the U.S.] must dissociate from the consensus”. The creators of South Park were right, the world should have know the Canadians had lost it when they unleashed Bryan Adams on us. Yay, President Trump!
Rand Paul Was Right About Olson Johnson Being Right… AND Syria Too! – The SINGLE, occasional voice of sanity that remains in the Dumbocrat Infanticide Party, Rep Tulsi Gabbard, has introduced the appropriately titled: Stop Arming Terrorists Act. As the American Conservative’s Gareth Porter concludes, even IF you think that ‘Muricah has a “strategic interest” in the affairs of the cauldronic Mid-East, the current weapons sales make no sense whatever. “The significance of all this is clear: by helping its Sunni allies provide weapons to al Nusra Front and its allies and by funneling into the war zone sophisticated weapons that were bound to fall into al Nusra hands or strengthen their overall military position, U.S. policy has been largely responsible for having extended al Qaeda’s power across a significant part of Syrian territory. The CIA and the Pentagon appear to be ready to tolerate such a betrayal of America’s stated counter-terrorism mission.” To say nothing of the heinous immorality of gilded age riches, pumped like water into olympic sized swimming pools, being lavished on ‘Murican “defense contractors”. We—Are—A—War—Like—People.
The Man-Bun Ken Doll Is As Diabolical As Chuckie – How many remember the 1980’s horror film “Child’s Play” that featured the demonically possessed “Chuckie” doll? In the movie the doll received the soul of a psycho murderer and then, after being given to a boy as a birthday gift continues his killing spree as animated plastic. The ultimate prize for Chuckie though is to transfer his demonically possessed soul into the boy which of course costs the buy the one God blessed him with. The “Man-Bun” Ken Doll will have a similar effect when boys imitate the doll (and our sick culture’s elite) start dressing like girls, deny their natural sex and graduate to all manner of sexual deviance.
Another Act Of Muslim Orthodoxy In Brussels – Ho Hum, another Muslim decided to spend the afternoon chilling at a Brussels train station, pray for some diabolical inspiration, receive it, yell Alahuah Akhbar, then detonate the suicide bomb he was wearing. “But Mitter Chur! That’s the price we have to pay to live with the freedoms the West is protecting!” This time the device malfunctioned and the only casualty was the soul headed for the judgement seat and the reality that Allah ain’t in charge of heaven.
The Treachery of F.A.A.N.G. Has Ruined The ‘Murican Dream – The problem I have with this title is that Te American Dream is ill-defined and properly considered is not much of a dream but rather a nightmare for the soul.
First Amazon Came For Your Quisp Cereal And You Did Nothing – I told you that the story of Amazon buying Whole Foods was a HUGE warning sign to those who remain conscious of the totalatarian creep we are surrounded and now controlled by. Consider for just a moment that a mere 20 years ago if someone asked you where you might shop for breakfast cereal Quisp AND the bowl and spoon to eat it from, you might have named a super market and a housewares store like Sears. Today, you just say one word: Amazon. Joel Kotkin, a writer whom I rarely am in agreement with, sees this one clearly and spot on in Amazon Eats Up Whole Foods As The New Masters Of The Universe Plunder ‘Muricah. “Rather than being parts of a geography or even a country, the increasingly socially isolated masses can be part of Zuckerberg’s “global community” while ordering food from Amazon, delivered by a drone from an automated warehouse, employing social media and virtual reality to fill their long periods of idleness.” Read the whole thing and then my post yeaterday from Veritas et Sapientia ala Wilhelm Roepke.
Citizen! Your Kid Needs To Be Trained To Do What Is Good For ‘Muricah! – Citizen – Here is an interesting and frightening report on the way we are being cajoled into raising kids in ‘Muricah these days by Patrick Chougule: Is American Childhood Creating an Authoritarian Society? Overprotective parenting is a threat to democracy. Chougule’s main point is that the sheer amount of time children live under rigid, structured teaching and guidance is sufficient to cause fear among those who see this from the outside and have a fear of what totalatarian states have been able to accomplish with a pliable population. The irony here is that the beautiful and loving structure of a Christian upbringing, the same that produced e.g. Saint Francis of Assisi and St Therese of Lisieux, has been jettisoned BECAUSE it was claimed to be too rigid! “Among the most far-reaching adherents of this view was the late psychologist Alice Miller, a student of authoritarian regimes. Through her study of Nazism and Soviet communism, Miller concluded that dictatorships emerge when an entire generation of children is raised under authoritarian conditions replete with excessive forms of control and discipline. In the case of Nazi Germany, Miller is convinced that Hitler would not have come to power but for turn-of-the-century German childrearing practices that emphasized “unthinking obedience” and discouraged creativity.” Hmmm, what is this “creativity” you speak of and where might a kid find it while its nose is buried in a smartphone screen while attending a “gender repositioning” class? We — Are — Doomed—so we need to pray harder.
Hey Lama, Cue The Rocky Music, “The Latin’s” Making A Comeback – That title might have made you think I was going to inform you of a title, prize-fight starring “The Latin” but waht I’m actually directing your spyin’ eyes toward is the Archdiocese of Manchester NH becoming THE ELEVENTH, Latin-Rite Diocese to restore the ancient, traditional order of Catholic Confirmation BEFORE First Communion. This may sound trivial but most folks were probably aware that there are even eleven Latin Mass churches in ‘Muricah!
AP Ignores Scalise Shooter Was Gunning For Pro-Life Members of House of Representin’ – For the “meh! getting shot at while playing baseball is just the price we have to pay for our democracy” crowd, the news that James Hodgkinson, the attempted murderer of Rep. Steve Scalise, was carrying a list of other GOP pro-lifers around with him. Even the NY Times has the story first broken by The Daily Caller. “The list was written out on notepad paper and found in the shooter’s pocket, according to multiple sources with intimate knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the investigation. The list of names included Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, TheDC has confirmed.” The AP stated that nothing significant was known about the names when in fact all 6 of the names were members of the Republican Freedom Caucus and 4 of them were on the field including Scalise. Nothing to see here, pro-life citizen, move along and keep paying the infantacide price for “our freedoms”.
Earning Manchester: The UK Cult of Death Conspires To Kill Baby Charlie – I’ve written of Arianna Grande’s pop-music-porn being all the rage for 8 year old Manchester girls and their mothers; that “innocence” was robbed from 8 year old Saffie by her “mum” and Grande long before Salman Abedin blew her into little pieces at Grande’s concert in Manchester (*no, that doesn’t excuse the crminal act of Muslim orthodoxy). Add that knowledge to the knowledge that a hospital in London, in cahoots with the UK’s Supreme Court is determined to see “baby Charlie” die in a UK hospital and be prevented from visiting a hospital in ‘Muricah that has a possible treatment for his disease. “Currently, London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has insisted they have deduced Charlie’s ‘best interests’ to be staying on the premises, removing his respirator and being allowed to ‘die with dignity.’“This “die with dignity” apostasy requires a rejection of the natural created order and thus the dignity of the supernatural Creator – we call Him G-d. Man was created in His Image and are thus born with dignity that no secualr institution can bestow or remove, but they can assist Moloch in attempting to remove it.
Told Ya So: NBC Does Beazelbub A Favor, Makes Infowars Look Mainstream – On Friday’s show I lamented Megyn Kelley’s decision to grant Alex Jones primetime airtime on Sunday saying that Jones’ demagoguery would trump any effort to sandbag him as a loon. Sure enough the confused who think him a prophet and Truth merchant revved into action today with Jones leading the charge. Kelley earned nothing for this half-baked effort and Jones the chance to grow his audience of true-believers who do not seek the Truth but hey, if this kind of entertainment is your cup of broadcasting tea, then enjoy the NBC induced limelight.
Amazon Eats The World – If you’ve ever seen the Pixar movie Wall-E, you might remember Buy-N-Large, the satirical megacorporation that provided for every conceivable aspect of human existence. That’s basically Amazon’s business strategy now. The online retailer is taking at least one big step, and maybe two, towards becoming its cinematic doppleganger. Specifically, Amazon announced last week that it will buy the high-end grocery chain Whole Foods in 2017. And reports surfaced it might purchase the office messaging platform Slack as well. The Whole Foods purchase is disturbing because it signals Amazon’s belief that the food we consume to survive is in need of technology and centralization, the precise opposite of the Christian principal of Solidarity and Subsidiarity. Some say the amazon.com story is the story of ‘Muricah becoming an Oligarch society, a charge that is correct. As Wilhelm Roepke pointed out 70 years ago, the neurotics are taking over. “Neurotics are in a position to make life hell for hundreds and thousands of people, and, as Boulding points out, there is a more than even chance that it will be precisely neurotics who get to the top and into a dominating position, because of their assertiveness and officiousness.” Indeed, Bezos, Zuckerberger et al have taken assertiveness to new, obscene levels, Roepke couldn’t have even imagined and the world’s only, True centralizer, The Church needs to make a stand against it before it’s too late.
Boyz To Men At Work – The Trump Administration is making a move that I actually approve of in the abstract -even though the Federal Monstrosity has no authority to make it – promoting apprenticeship programs over “college.” Well, it’s about time.
Have It Your Way, Burger King Catholics, Cause Trad Cath Priest To Resign – Father Christopher Riehl has resigned his pastor position at Saint John The Baptist Parish in Waynesville, NC saying he is “worn out or burned out” after a two year long revival of Catholic orthodoxy at the parish.
I Hate To Say I Told You So, But I Told You So-Sodomites Are MADE, Not Born – New research data proves that the apostate’s obsession with promoting all forms of Marxist Sodomite Vampire behavior and activity has actually created a gargantuan increase in teenagers claiming to be “gay or bisexual”. Patrick Egan tweeted out the graphic below, notes the two orange dots at the top of the graph, signifying that teenagers are now FIVE TIMES more likely to describe themselves as “gay or bisexual” then any age group of adults, but wait, being a Sodomite is “innate” isn’t it!? It is the ‘Murican and Western culture, that just as we have been saying, MADE kids into sodomites fulfilling the prophecies of Our Lady given to
Eight Year Old’s, Dude – Just when you think there isn’t a big enough asteroid that God could send our way to wipe out the 3 – 4 billion citizens of the new Sodom and Gomorrah, along comes EIGHT YEAR OLD drag-queen “star, Lactatia. Lactatia is promoted by HIS parents in a drag-queen show in Montreal that features the boy in a show peppered with f-bombs and LGBTQ innuendo galore, all with the consent, nay, ASSISTANCE of his parents. I have to wonder what the LGBTQ crowd can do for an encore and that’s the point isn’t it? I have trouble conceiving of the next perversion, meaning there is still something sacred yet to be profaned, yet I am assured, that profanity is coming.
The Deadliest Day In New Orleans This Year – 13 people shot in New Orleans Saturday; most violent day in 2017. Two people were shot dead and 11 people wounded by gunfire Saturday (June 3) in New Orleans, the highest number of people shot in a single day so far in 2017. As of Sunday morning, more than 300 people have been killed or wounded by gunfire in New Orleans — a rate of roughly two people a day. New Orleans police are investigating five separate shootings that occurred Saturday. Here is a timeline of the shootings that occurred and what we know so far.
How U.S. Universities Became Institutions That Close American Minds – The assault on free speech has become so commonplace in U.S. universities that CNN’s Fareed Zakaria felt compelled to speak openly about the obvious: conservatives have been shut out of the marketplace of ideas on American campuses. Of course, it is not just conservative speakers that are shut down on many campuses; it is also conservative ideas in the classroom, or any ideas with which the Left disagrees.
First They Came For The Kids Running Lemonade Stands And I did Nothing…– A small town in Alabama has informed summer job hunting teenagers that they will be breaking the law if they mow lawns for cash without a $110 business license. Wow, folks, rest easy in your beds tonight knowing the blue collar teen-crimi.
WWJD? He’d Call A Priest And Give Maddi’s Dad A Shotgun – My pro-life media colleagues have found a new hero er heroine: 18 year old Maddi Runkles who has made herself famous by promoting her illegitimate pregnancy on Fox News. You see, Maddi signed a pledge at her evangelical high school to abstain from sex, so when the President of the Student Body, Miss Runkles, showed up to school pregnant the school dicd what it does to oath breakers: it denied her graduation and defrocked her of the Presidency. Rather than humbly taking this modest discipline and acknowledging her mistake, Miss Runkles took to the press to protest against the school’s decision. Then a firestorm of support gushed forth as Maddi bravely resisted abortion “no matter the cost”. But wait, how do we know that abortion was an option to begin with. B. What was the cost? and C. MOST importantly: Where is Maddi’s “baby daddy!?”
Let’s Cheer Trump’s Last Climate Tango In Paris – And the 11 most ridiculous, bark-humping, frog licking, granola bar chomping fits of outrage over it.
Will You Go Blueberry Gay or Will You Go Carmelite? – A Michigan farmer has been told he may not sell his produce at the Lansing Michigan Farmer’s Market because he refused to host a “wedding” for a pair of female sodomites at his country-orchard reception hall. A pertinent question here is how did the Lansing Gaystapo gubbmint find out that the Sodomites were refused service? Stephen Tennes, the Catholic farmer being persecuted for The Faith here, has filed a federal lawsuit to demand the city reinstate him to the farmer’s market. Witness the diabolical illogic of the city: In a statement, the city of East Lansing said the farmer’s refusal to host a same-sex wedding violated a “long-standing ordinance that protects sexual orientation as well as the Supreme Court’s ruling that grants the right for same-sex couples to be married.” Umm, so, where does it say that Stephen Tennes has to surrender his private property and participate in mortally sinful acts of sodomy and blasphemy against natural law and a commandment of God himself? Pray that the Tennes’ are successful with the law (they won’t be) but more important, that their Faith is justified by the solidarity of the community.
If Clothes Really Do Make The Man Then What Are Men Made Of in Cargo Shorts And Crocs? – Some of you may have noticed my change in sartorial choices over the last 3 years and even more so since we started on YouBoob everyday. To tell the Truth, I actually enjoy getting dappered up for the show everyday and enjoy even more, the stares I get i public because I am am vested with a bow-tie. “What do you think he does for a living!?” they whisper. Gotcha. Now comes G. Bruce Boyer with this magnificent piece of history that gives a chronology to the “era of casual” and how it came about, it is a must read. Boyer’s quest begins thus “How is it that we have gone from wearing suits and ties to the office to wearing T-shirts, baseball caps, and a variety of military garments and ranch hand wardrobes? Everyone who’s ever perused photos of baseball games (or almost any other crowded venue for that matter) in an old Life magazine from the mid-twentieth century finds it remarkable that the majority of men in the crowd are wearing white shirts and ties, and business hats (a category of menswear now extinct).” His conclusion is that a society that has no regard for the dignity of dress, loses regard for the undignified poor and thus charity toward them. Bingo.
The Coming Illegality Of Being Southern – People stood and watched, snapped iPhone pics, went on Facebook Live etc. as the hooligan wrecking crew of NOLA mayor Mitch Landrieu ripped the statue of Robert E Lee from its iconic pedestal in Lee Circle. No one knows where the statue was taken but we do know this: the Social Justice Warriors have succeeded, without firing a shot, in doing what the Union Army couldn’t: bringing the character and culture of the deep south to its final, embarrassing end. Honey Boo Boo & Ricky Bobby have won, Lee, Davis and yes Jefferson have lost. Pat Buchanan asks the pertinent question of all this: what do the SJW’s do for an encore? Identifying family trees that have ties to any antebellum slave owners and publicly stripping them of their reputation and wealth? Forcing their children to wear Confederate flags on their clothing as an indication of their eternal shame like Jews were forced to wear golden Stars of David in Germany? The pathetic failure of the South’s “leaders” in defending the scandalous yet true events of history alongside the good, true and beautiful that was concurrently produced is a throbbing beacon of the collapse of decorum in our society. That collapse ultimately leads to violence and martyrs if it is not checked. So, who will be the first to check it and go Confederate-Carmelite?
Amazon Crushed Mom And Pop, Wally World Is Next – The Frankenstein monster of “capitalism”, amazon.com, has succeeded in crushing nearly every Mom and Pop bookstore in ‘Muricah; every family owned sporting goods retailer, harware store and pretty much anything sold at retail prices that has a wholesale supplier and that’s not enough for the monster’s appetite. Jeff Bezos has informed Wal-Mart and Costco that they are next if they don’t stop their current operations and adopt the centralized amazon-state model. If Bezos succeeds here, and given our current obsessive consumption habits he will, the next step is logical: the Federal Gubbmint must consume amazon and we can say hello to ___________ President’s name + “co” e.g. “TrumpCo”. This is not “capitalism” folks, this is monopoly building and like the coming illegality of being southern, the violent, logical future should give you pause next time you order anything from amazon.
Read My Latest: Madness In Manchester: Let’s Hug, Hope And Not Hate, Muslims Are Awesome – Here’s an excerpt. “What’s that, it’s not your “cup of tea” or “I prefer to remain non-denominational and non-judgemental”. No, you prefer to remain a coward and refuse to pick up those crossed pieces of wood and bear them like the Nazarethan who bore them for you and your sins…coward. It is far easier to choose the side of consensus and social-media wind direction, whatever that may be today; but the problem with that is you will ultimately run out of choices and the “radical Muslim” standing before you isn’t going to give you one. Go ahead, offer a hug, a #standtogether tweet and a 1 year free subscription to Charlie Hebdo and see if Nonameah Eezlam takes you out for fish and chips.”
It’s June 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 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.”