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Sapientia et Veritas -“She has, in the lapse of nearly half a century, without a single exception, respected the independence of other nations while asserting and maintaining her own. She has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart. She has seen that probably for centuries to come, all the contests of that Aceldama the European world, will be contests of inveterate power, and emerging right. Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. – John Quincy Adams, Speech given on 45th anniversary of ‘Murican Independence
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Remember “Team America”? We Are Now At Peak, “‘Muricah, F**k Yeah!” – If you were to try and catalogue the sheer volume of military engagements the U.S. military forces are now being moved into position to engage in, you might wonder how long it will be before our rapacious, war monger masters, actually pull the trigger on the draft, conscript 10,000,000 young men and women, and actually throw all in for WWIII. Read Pat Buchanan’s listing of these fights, especially the suicidal sanctions levied against the Russians and you might think the 10,000,000 is inadequate. Buchanan: “The Second Cold War, begun when we moved NATO to Russia’s borders and helped dump over a pro-Russian regime in Kiev, is getting colder. Expect Moscow to reciprocate Congress’ hostility when we ask for her assistance in Syria and with North Korea.” Put Buchanan’s inventory on a global map and you’ll see the scale of the problem. Boy howdy, could we use some JQA now!
You Chose Home-Schooling So you Could Teach Your Kids To Be Good, Racist, Slave-Owners Didn’t You!? – Some things you just have to see to believe and this “editorial” is the diabolical child of one Katherine Stewart who’s claim to fame of late is a book“The Good News Club: The Christian Right’s Stealth Assault on America’s Children.” The CHRISTIANS are assaulting ‘Muricah’s children!? Doesn’t that imply that “the children” must be the rightful property of another entity, namely the state? Crazed, liberal, insane etc cannot explain Stewart’s ramblings in of all places the NY Times; apostate…. so fumed Rod Dreher, David French and others, but wait, is Stewart pointing at specific Christians? Consider this from the piece: “attacks on “government schools” have a much older, darker heritage. They have their roots in American slavery, Jim Crow-era segregation, anti-Catholic sentiment and a particular form of Christian fundamentalism — and those roots are still visible today.” Read the whole piece and decide for yourself if French and Dreher’s shock is at the charge or at Stewart’s audacity in pointing out that the Protestant revolt’s rotten fruits are still being picked today in the ‘Murican state it brought about?
Sodomites Are So Star Spangled Awesome Now They Are Giving Bigotry A Try – The sign reads that “straights” need to stay out of this “gay space” because, you know, Sodomites have the right to chill exclusively among their sinful selves. Not that I pine away to visit said “spaces” but what’s the difference between this “discrimination” and the “discrimination” practiced by the florist, photographer and baker?
We’re ALL Charlie Gard Now – The Vatican under Pope Francis is becoming an arm of the secular, anti-human EU and nothing illustrates this better than the Vatican’s response to baby Charlie Gard’s inhuman treatment by the UK and the that prevailing attitude required for membership in the EU. Put another way, had the UK actually “Brexit-ed” then we might have seen them also exit from the state-imposed value judgements on who lives and who dies in the mdeical care system. Maureen Malarkey points this out AND wonders where our Congress’s, much ballyhooed, crocodile tears, sympathy for Gard was, in dealing with the U.S. Vets who die of their ailments before they can even be admitted to V.A. hospitals Congress exercises direct control over.
No DeceptiCON Here – Friend of the Mike Church Show, Bradley Birzer, is chosen as President of the American Ideas Institute that publishes the American Conservative Magazine. FINALLY, an ACTUAL conservative in a “conservative” leadership position!
Today’s Guest Discusses My favorite New Film: Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier•Sinner•Saint – I absolutely LOVED this film, so much so we will be selling it in our Founder’s Tradin’ Post Store and I have invited the marketing director of Ignatius Press on today’s show to discuss. “This modern and very human take on the story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, often called “The Saint of Second Chances” is an incisive and thrilling look at the life of the real man behind the legend.” For a real-life biography of Ignatius, read Rev. Alban Butler’s here’s a preview:
“THE CONVERSION of many barbarous nations, several heretofore unknown to us, both in the most remote eastern and western hemisphere; the education of youth in learning and piety, the instruction of the ignorant, the improvement of all the sciences, and the reformation of the manners of a great part of Christendom, is the wonderful fruit of the zeal with which this glorious saint devoted himself to labour in exalting the glory of God, and in spreading over the whole world that fire which Christ himself came to kindle on earth.”
The Young See The Folly of Going Abroad “In Search of Monsters To Destroy” – The John Quincy Adams Society sponsored a collegiate essay contest on what benefits their generation might glean from ‘Murcia pursuing a far more humble foreign and war policy. The winning essay is a doozy that contains many of the accusations of our elite, ruling masters that have been made for a decade in this space. Consider this passage:
The extensive logistical support for the Saudi air force has put a “Made in the U.S.A.” sticker on the devastating bombing campaign and the consequent starvation of Yemen’s people. Given the extensive comeback Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has made during the civil war, an increase in anti-U.S. sentiment in Yemen could directly impact the American people by further encouraging support to anti-American terrorists.
You can read the whole essay here and speaking of John Quincy Adams, here is his “destroying monsters abroad” warning from 1827.
The “Zippy” Reality Of Modernity’s Death March – The “Zippy Catholic” asks a provocative question, one that the CRUSADE Channel and the Mike Church Show labor to answer and discuss on every show: “The magic question of modernity is “what alternative do we have?” Failure to answer this in a way that the questioner finds satisfactory is disqualifying.”
Zippy’s conclusion is drawn in sarcasm as the answer the likes of Col Ralph Peters and “ambassador” John Bolton serve as ‘Murican war gruel. “Once we have an answer it is time to fire up war machines, ovens, and murder factories to deal with the discrepancies between theory and reality.” The way out is back through what was rejected: The Church.
Whither “Chicken Little”? We Are What We Eat, And We Eat Obese, Modified Chickens – The British are debating whether they want their population to become Wall-E pod dwellers like their ‘Murican counterparts are becoming. Thus when a proposal was made to import ‘Murican chickens for the Brits to consume, The Daily Mail launched an undercover investigation into the gruesome lives of mass produced chickens, engineered for massive breasts to satisfy ‘Murican’s gluttonous appetites.
Daniel McCarthy, For The Truth About DeceptiCON’S, Win! – “The great fantasy of Trump’s critics is that once he’s gone, the old dynasties will return to their natural place in power. This has all been a horrible aberration, they believe, a last-gasp racist spasm by dying Red State yokels seduced by Vladimir Putin. Once the opioids have kicked in and put these Wisconsinites and Pennsylvanians and Michiganders to sleep for all time, global integration can resume; history will be back on track. America will once again face a safe choice between Obamacare and Romneycare, while wise men and women reenact the Cold War until the end of time.“ Yes! McCarthy is correct. And because they have the power to cloister themselves from the rest of us until the largest bubble in the history of bubbles bursts, they’ll live in fantasyland at our expense. When that ends, they’ll live in DisasterLand but will never shoulder its burden like the 90% will unless we make that Return To Order I’ve been explaining and encouraging these last 3 years (and no, that’s not MY idea but it is THE solution).
Told Ya So, Useless DeceptiCONS Made More Useless With Reince Priebus Whacking – The “we must defeat the liberals and exclusively vote for and use the GOP to do it crowd just got served notice by President Trump: “You’re fired”, with the sacking of White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus who was the Director of the RNC previous to working for Trump. Priebus probably tried to prevent Trump from the scorched earth destruction of the GOP leadership he is going to begin pursuing over the GOP Congress’s pathetic inability to repeal ObamaCare. Here are some good news, bad news results of the Priebus firing.
Tree Hugging, Granola Bar Wackos Wise-Up To Amazon – Birkenstock CEO David Kanhar is the latest manufacturer of quality goods to get “Amazoned” and realizes that the mass retailer has his company’s subjugation as a goal.
Jim Carey “Aces” Catholicism? – Ace Ventura comedian Jim Carey spoke to men in an L.A. prison about faith and included in his talk “suffering” as a path to salvation!? Yes, he sure did…
NFL Games? Most Just Go For The National Anthem – The shrinking size of the NFL’s football audience was partly tied to the average football fan’s anger over Colin Kapernick et al’s refusal to stand for the “National Anthem”. That the NFL has become the pinnacle of ‘Murican jingoism is no surprise given its use of our war dead and wounded as props in pre-game and halftime, star spangled orgies. Here’s one suggestion: try raising the flag of the home team’s state and then singing (if anuyone knows it) that state’s “anthem”? *crickets*
The Brave New World Has Arrived – The monsters are coming the monsters are coming! Scientists in Portland Oregon have succeeded in actually altering the DNA composition of a human embryo using monster-making, God defying technology called CRISPR. This means that very soon, some apostates will open shop for “designer babies” free of freckles, height deficiencies, brown eyes and frequent ear infections. Aldus Huxley’s Brave New World turns out to be a work of prophecy and not fiction. The ethical implications here are staggering to begin with “life begins at conception” True believers will have their faith tested in diabolical ways we can only imagine right now. The “researchers” say this is an “improvement” but an improvement of what? God’s work in human pro-creation!? Se
SEAL Team [tran]Sex vs Trump – The NY Daily News is promoting a story detailing a “woman’s” opposition to President Trump’s ban on mentally deranged, transgender dysphoria sufferers from the U.S. military. Kristin Beck, who was a member of SEAL Team 6 and now believes he has defied God and nature and become a woman, taunts the President with his MALE machismo saying “Let’s meet face to face and you tell me I’m not worthy.” So is the President supposed to be afraid of Beck as a “woman” (unlikely) or as a trained killer-male (likely)?
HBO Gets The CSA All Wrong In New Series – “If at First You Don’t Secede, Try, Try Again!” The new HBO series “Confederates” has the SJW weenies roasting when it should have them celebrating. The writer/producers are playing as though this “controversy” was a mistake but we know these soul-wrecking types game plan this sort of opportunity: demonstrate that today’s “racist-hick-hayseed-southerner” is the logical result of the South’s ante and post-bellum devotion to xenophobia and bammo, let the reparation trials begin!
DeceptiCONNED: Senate Votes For “Debate” O Repeal of ObamaCare That’s Not A Repeal – 9 GOP Senators voted against the repeal and “replace” scheme the U.S. Senate has taken up in what is termed a “great victory” for President Trump and VP Pence. But wait, why am I supposed to start chanting USA! USA! when the Senate votes to start a debate that actually started in March 2009!? The fact is, folks, WE are going to have to fix this debacle through ingenuity and scale, meaning, figure out how to begin bringing medical services back to communities the way that “locovores” have figured out how to restore their food supply to a healthy, locally sourced market. The folly of believing then capitulating to what we know will not be in the interests of our children is just another symptom of the ongoing attack on the children and the family.
We ARE A War Like People And Spend OverC $1 TRILLION To Prove It – Next time some war-lusting DeceptiCON is droning on around you about the declining state of our military affairs and spending, hand them a copy of this:
“Grand Total [of “defense” spending]: $1.09 Trillion That final annual tally of nearly $1.1 trillion to pay for past wars, fund current wars, and prepare for possible future conflicts is roughly double the already staggering $575 billion the Trump administration has proposed as the Pentagon’s regular budget for 2018. Most taxpayers have no idea that more than a trillion dollars a year is going to what’s still called “defense,” but these days might equally be called national insecurity.”
This from a government that is $222 TRILLION in the hole and can’t figure out how to defend its own children from professional sexual predators. Time to rethink the ‘Murican Union again, folks, before its too late.
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Boy Scouts Great Again – President Trump delivered a speech to the Boy Scouts yesterday that sounded like a campaign speech with Mrs. Clinto ahead by 15 points in the polls. But hey, the USA USA chanting ‘Murican ADULTS who attended couldn’t get enough.
You’Ve Heard It Before But is It Imminent: Only GOD Can Save Us This Time? – We’ve all become experts in diagnosing the end of our once “Christian society” but solutions and the resolve to carry them out are harder to find than a heterosexual virgin on Prime TimeTV. Pedro Gonzales gives us another spot on diagnosis of the ailment. “Why the increased barbarity today? The dismantling of Western civilization by culture-war zealots has destroyed the resolve of Western man to defend himself. Western civilization has been gutted from within. At the core of this moral bankruptcy is a watered-down Christianity that lacks the conviction to defend itself, given its post-modern moral-spiritual duplicity. No doubt, radical Islam is abetted by post-modern deconstruction of Western culture and values. Radical Islam and communism—then and now—are ideologies that present the enemies of the West with alleged, viable alternatives to Western values.” All spot on and sadly true, Gonzales also asks the question I asked 15 days ago about the promotion of anal sex for 12 year old girls on the pages of Teen Vogue and Daniel Payne asked yesterday over the impending gubbmint orderede death of Charlie Gard. Gonzales over the murder of Father jaques Hamel in France. “We must ask: Where is the outcry from liberal Christians and progressive humanists?” The outcry is coming on the wind that brings about the New Cristendom… we must hope.
New, Sodomy Defense League Vows Protest Against Sodomy Free Catholic Men’s Conference – The new “AntiFa” pro-Sodomite group Michigan People’s Defense Network has vowed to disrupt Michael Voris Church Militant’s Men’s Conference because it won’t be singing the praises of sodomites and othrodox muslims. Voris’s conference is a good one, calling on men to lead their families and communities to the new Christendom but the MPDN will ahve none of that: “As the radical Christian right rises in America, having supported Donald Trump’s campaign of hatred against the most marginalized, it is more vital than ever that the community stands against hate draped in a cross.” Rubbish. Church Militant issued a press release response to this latest SJW cry for attention, not that facts matter to to these people. “The claims by MPDN are completely false and unfounded. The claim that Church Militant is a promoter of white male supremacy is immediately contradicted by the following facts: Church Militant has legal immigrants (including first-generation immigrants) employed in key roles. Half the organization’s departments are headed by women (one who is a legal immigrant) Additionally, the claim that the conference is about ‘men’s rights’ is a deliberate distortion. The conference is about men’s obligations, not ‘rights.'” Someone should ask the MPDN apostates to what or who is their public behavior obligated?
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Charlie Gard, A Victim Of Death By Tyranny – Little Charlie Gard, barring a miracle we are praying for, will die of his congential heart condition when the life support he is attached to is removed. Gard’s death is going to be classified as “natural” but the truth is Gard is being sacrificed on the altar of the Tyranny of Democracy. That’s right, in a lethal attempt to conserve the “order” established by the UK’s universal health care, Gard had to be made an example of the preferential power of policy over people. The Brits have chosen the English state’s omnipotent power in matter of life and death to the detriment of the God granted power of parents and thus the natural order. Daniel Payne is one of the few who gets this:
Charlie’s mother said in a statement. “Our poor boy has been left there to lie in a hospital without treatment while court battles are fought.” He was, and so he will die. And it is a most curious indicator of twenty-first-century Western political mores that the entire civilized world is not up in arms—figuratively if not literally—over the British government’s effective war of attrition against a terminally ill baby boy.
Exactly. These are the same people who could not be roused to outrage over 12 year old girls being taugh the finer points of anal sex on the pages of a teen magazine.
‘Muricah, $22 Trillion In Debt And Still War Crazy After All These Years – Pat Buchanan’s latest is here, making a point he has been making and I have been making since the 1990s: where is ‘Muricah’s ‘Just War Theory’ rule book and has it been used this century? (answer = no). Buchanan: “What injury did the Assad regime, in power for half a century and having never attacked us, inflict to justify what we have helped to do to that country? Is this war moral by our own standards?” And the band played on….
No Malarkey Here: Without Christian Religion, The “West” Cannot Sustain Itself – Maureen Malarkey commemorates the 80th anniversary of Hillaire Belloc’s The Great Heresies book and crowns Belloc’s prediction that Islam would rise if secularism was chosen over The Faith that helped build Cristendom.
As The Body Count In Yemen Climbs With A Cholera Epidemic – It wasn’t bad enough that the ‘Murican military and intelligence forces have assisted our Jihadi-Muslim “allies” the Saudi Arabians in starving the Yemenis civilian population to death, let’s compound that by continuing our efforts while a cholera epidemic. According to ABC News, this cholera opiutbreak is the worst EVER, nice job ‘Muricah. “The United Kingdom-based OXFAM group said in a statement that cholera in Yemen is now “the largest ever recorded in any country in a single year.” The warnings came a day after the World Health Organization reported nearly 370,000 suspected cases of cholera and over 1,800 deaths since April 27.”
U.S.S. Gerald Ford Command: CisGender The Battle Stations! – Trump’s roar debuting ‘Muricah’s newest floating fortresss, the U.S.S. Gerald Ford didn’t mention that there are no genders on the Ford and all the bathroms are “gender neutral” too. So, when under attack, do the commanders yell “gender neutral the battle stations”!?
Kid Rock Fits The House of Representin’, Idiocracy Has Officiallly Arrived – If you’ve laughed at the prospect of Robert Ritchie, aka Kid Rock being elected Michigan’s next U.S. Senator, take it back before it’s too late. Ritchie will give Debbie Stabenow a contest no one was expecting and the real motivation here is ‘Muricah’s middle-class’s ongoing rejection of the ruling elite. No one thought that Al Franken aka Stuart Smalley could be taken seriously as a U.S. Senator but there he is now in his second, warped with progressivism, term. P.H. Guthrie puts a Hank Williams Jr. spin on the entire affair: “Democrats may want to rethink handing out walking around money and busing their inner city voters from precinct to precinct, because “all the crackheads, the critics, the cynics / and all [his] heroes in the methadone clinic” may just vote in Kid Rock as the next senator from Michigan.” What’s intriguing about all this phenomena is that our much ballyhooed “democracy” is in such pathetic condition epople don’t see any reason to NOT give famous TV stars and now music stars a turn at playing captain of the Titanic. After 234 years, if that is our claim to nationhood fame then a revolt to a more sane form of government must be in the works.
Finally, An Acronym Worth Becoming A Member Of: The QTBGL “Community” – The acronym QTBGL is one I had not heard of but am now proud to say I am a member and am “proudly” coming “out of the closet”. Though I may have to drop the “Q” from my embrace of this community I’m still all-in with my “Quietly Totally Believing God’s Law” brothers and sisters. Deacon Jim Russell has a lot of fun with his acronym and the sometimes hilarious comparison it draws with the “LGTBQ community” our ruling masters, including some in The Church, demand we embrace. I do have one suggestion for Deacon Russell: there should be no debate over what the falg of the QTBGL community is: The Carillon de Sacre Coure (available in the Founder’s Tradin Post!).
DeceptiCONNED: “Conservatives” Meet In Mordor To Solve World’s Problems Mordor Helped Create – The capacity of average men to keep hope alive in hopeless causes never ceases to amaze me. The capacity of the unelected, ruling elite, to do the same thing when it comes to “solving our country’s problems” doesn’t amaze me, it aggravates me. Where is the humility to admit what reality says must be admitted: our public affairs suffer from a lack of Christian charity and piety. It should be obvious after 56 million abortions, $222 TRILLION in debt, a 50% illegtimacy rate and 8 year olds singing hardcore porn alonside their parents that ‘Murican culture and familial life is a civilizational train-wreck that cries out for a divine intervention! Yet there are “conservatism’s” finest minds, meeting in Mordor to congratulate one another on their efforts to catalog this madness that their current state of employment helped to bring about.
First They Came For The Greek Yogurt And I said Nothing – The British are about to make it illegal to promote foods spcifically to one gender, and you thought the Manchester slaughter had awakened “a sleeping giant”. Unless that giant comes in the form of the UK version of Big Brother, end might be near for what remains “jolly” in England.
The “Genzennials Are Here And They Are Here To Save The Planet! – If you read one essay today, read this one. If you read two essays today, read the previously cited and my essay on the fact that we now live in a “post-childhood society”. The GenZennial essay is seriously worth considering, here’s a sample. “We are sick of identity politics, feminist rhetoric, and leftist social norms. We have heard of the Republican-Democrat paradigm and its many shortcomings our entire lives, which has led many of us to adopt nonconformist ideologies. As most of us are returning to the traditional-conservative social values expressed by our great-grandparents in the face of Communist propaganda, our ideology is considered by many to be ‘reactionary.'” The author is Carlisle du Rozel and his points should be considered carefully because if he is correct, then the “glass is half full” attitude towards our ride on the freight train to Perdition just got a boost.
What If There Was A “Day Without Christians”? – This is a provocative thought: what if Christians in ‘Muricah allied themselves in a “Week Without Christianity” strike? Most ‘Muricans take for granted that all the charitable works performed by both organized and private Christians, performing works of Charity, are just going to continue regardless of whether people are thankful for them or not. Well, what IF that wasn’t the case and “Jesus Shrugged”? “Orthodox Christians in America have gotten into the habit of bemoaning their inexorably shrinking political power and the rising hostility to religious freedom. But they actually possess enormous political power: the ability to grind to a halt the health care, educational, and social services infrastructure of the United States. Will they use it?” GREAT IDEA, I’m in, who’s with me!?
WaPo To President Trump: We Have All These Like “Sources” Who Say, Like, You’re Asking Questions, Man…Sir – The WaPo is positively hysterical today in revealing the news that the President of The United States has told the special counselor investigating him that he needs to abide by the rules and not make them up as he goes along. What a REVELATION folks! According to the no news at all WaPo, “sources” say that Trump actually asked someone to explain to him the extent of the President’s power to pardon people! What is this, a Presidential game of CLUE!? Seriously, there is no news, no facts and no revelations in the 2nd largest newspaper in the Union’s lead story. To quote another story in today’s prep “Journalism is dead, it was a suicide”. Rod Dreher has rung the “end of the Republican world as we know it bell over the non-story story. Seriously Rod, what’s next, the Weekly Globe revealing that President trump is an alien?
It’s “Twistin’ By The Pool” NOT “Trystin’ By The Pool”! – We are in the middle of the doldrums of summer. Those über hot days that call out for a trip to the pool or the beach for a refreshing cool dip in the water. How many will consider that in making this trek to the waterside there is an act of Christian charity that awaits them? Earlier this summer, one of my friends on Twitter, we’ll just call her “Annie” remarked that she was headed to the pool with the kids and was wearing a very revealing bikini that poolside men would need to “get over” and not gawk, ogle, stare etc. I privately tweeted to her that this was an act of pride, a sin against modesty and a wasted opportunity for charity (catechism of The Church is here). ***crickets*** Now comes mom and blogger Jenifer Hartline making my point for me, thanks Jennifer! “This doesn’t mean men are off the hook from ungentlemanly behavior. It doesn’t mean men can blame women for their lust. It means men and women owe each other a debt of modesty and charity. We owe our sons and daughters the same.” Let’s emphasize that “sons and daughters” part. Children are products of their upbringing and the example that is set before them; if we wish to retsore modesty, dignity and charity in our sartorial choices, it begins with us, leading by example. Share your take on this in today’s chatroom conversation during the Mike Church Show or on my Twitter feed.
Artful Advice: Contemplation Before Action, “Conservatives”! – On every Mike Church Show I try and find at least one news or culture item that promotes or is illustrative of The Good, true and The Beautiful. Author Gregory Wolfe reminds us to do the same or else risk the mantle of “conservative” itself. “While [our current cultural] state of affairs is distressing, it also implies that opportunities abound for conservatives—if they are willing to make the necessary investment of heart and mind. They cannot continue to trim the upper branches of politics while the roots of culture wither and die from inattention. Conservatives, above all, must once again put contemplation before action, or else their energies will be wasted.” [emphasis mine, M.C.]
9-11 No Longer Justifies Today’s War, War, War, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Does it? – Attempts to repeal the 2001 AUMF have been kabashed by the usual suspects in Congress without any explanation other than “defense”. If the DeceptiCONS cannot justify their un-constitutional grant of war-making powers, why does it continue? I say its because of that intractible political force known as inertia, just like with the debt and deficit spending, no force seems large enough to step in its path and turn it away. Then there’s this: “War drums are easy to beat. Cleaning up your intelligence community after it missed 20 chances to stop the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, is a lot more difficult. And the erroneous idea that the U.S. is actually able to wipe every single terrorist enclave from the earth is the best excuse for a series of wars that, by definition, never end.” Then there is the rise of the mercenary army, still funded by Uncle Sucker but hey, not under “official” military control. So our actual army can’t win/end the undeclared wars we’re embroiled in around the globe so let’s expand that to private armies for profit!? What can possbily go wrong.
Secede or Die: ‘Muricah’s Debt Now At “Death Spiral” Levels – The following is reality: there are no unicorns and financial problems don’t fix themselves. President Trump was thought to be a unicorn of sorts, bring bidness skills to government blundering, making ‘Muricah Great Again and so on but none of that can tackle the sheer size of the problem and the problem is debt. Consider the sheer size of the grand-daddy of all debts: the “Budget” which has now balooned to $634 BILLION this year and will hit a Trillion next. but, wait, that’s chump change when compared to Social Insecurity’s $34.2 TRILLION unfunded liabilities. Yes, you read that correctly, $34.2 TRILLION, yet the weapons of war continue to be made at increasing rates while no one has a clue how they will care for the grandparents who will have to care for the maimed and mutilated survivors of our military camapigns. Michael Tanner explains the death spiral in stark terms. “Yet failure would be catastrophic. Set aside the immorality of burdening our children and grandchildren with this mountain of debt: We are poorer today because businesses, looking at the wave of future debt and the taxes that paying it would impose, are less likely to invest or expand. It is a death spiral of its own. Debt slows economic growth, which increases the debt, which slows growth, and so on.” “Failure” and “Mordor”, those are the same things aren’t they? Where, pray-tell, are the responsible leaders in state governments who surely must know about this, preparing their states and citizens for life without Big Brother?
The “Brutal Realities” Of The Ruling Elte’s Fight To Keep Spending Your Money – The WSJ has a provocative editorial aimed at the President Trump that among other things, shores up my contention that the Federal Leviathan is a beast unlike any other and cannot be “cured” of its sickness because an antitidote has yet to be invented. You either play the game the way our Elites have designed it to be played or you get crushed (see the effort to “replace ObamaCare). The Journal’s summary is telling: “Mr. Trump somehow seems to believe that his outsize personality and social-media following make him larger than the Presidency. He’s wrong. He and his family seem oblivious to the brutal realities of Washington politics. Those realities will destroy Mr. Trump, his family and their business reputation unless they change their strategy toward the Russia probe. They don’t have much more time to do it.” So, hey Trump! Pour out everything you and your family did from June of 2015 til Nov of 2016, make a full confession, fire a couple dozen token fall-guys, then ask Leon Panetta to come in and run your White House, sit back and take the credit for making “government effective” and then go into retirement with Bush and Obama.
Will You Go Teen Vogue, Cosmo, Insert Murican Sex Apostasy Here, Or Will You Learn About Then Go Carmelite? – On this day in 1794, 16 beautiful French women were marched to the scaffold built around the Guillotine in Paris. The women were each singing, in Latin, the Veni Creator and were members of the Carmelite order of Compiegne. Their story is told by me in brief in today’s Church Doctrine which is available here. Father Henderson, who is a member of the Fathers of Mercy order tells the complete story and why its important today in this video. What’s interesting about that is the Fathers of Mercy was the first religious order approved of in France after the end of the French Revolution.
Our Contraception Nation’s Latest, Proud Moment: Say Hello To 401[k] Children – The parasites at The Center For ‘Murican Progress have developed an online calculator that alleges to provide young people with a method to calculate the cost to their 401[k]’s of having children. Assisting with this quantitative madness is the allegedly Catholic, Villanova University’s professor Scott Dressler. Saint Thomas Villanova must be doing somersaults in his grave. ““Look at all these long-term expenses built in to leaving the workforce. Even if you only made enough to cover childcare, you would still be better off working because then you wouldn’t lose increases in wages and 401(k) contributions” opines Dressler who apparently has not been made aware of the Church’s teaching on $$$ and children that Villanova University certainly must know. Pope Paul VI reminds adults that one cannot place a price-tag on having children because children contribute to their parent’s holiness! “As living members of the family, children contribute in their own way to making their parents holy. For they will respond to the kindness of their parents with sentiments of gratitude, with love and trust. They will stand by them as children should when hardships overtake their parents and old age brings its loneliness.” Is there a calculator for the pursuit of holiness and does it accept VISA/Materscard?
DeceptiCONNED: “Conservatives” Opened The Door For The Iranian Conquest of Iraq – In a provocative series of pieces that have been published since Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s public rebuke of Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters, the reality of what the U.S. intervention in iraq created is being revealed for what it has produced: a chaotic Iraq that is now the subject of Iranian manipulation. But wait, wasn’t Iraq’s conquest and the toppling of Saddam Hussein supposed to bring paradise like peace and stability to Iraq and “the region” so ‘Muricah could manipulate the Iraqis into becoming our western-most state!? Rod Dreher has a roundup and makes an interesting observation: :That doesn’t make Tucker Carlson right. It does make him more credible, though.” What!? Carlson is the lonev voice of reason and sanity on the all-war network, Fox News, when it comes to ‘Muricah’s lustful actions in “the region”. What does Carlson gain in that crowd by dueling it out with Peters? The affection of 200,000 supporters of Ron/Rand Paul? Watch the video of Carlson’s argument with Peters and decide for your self if he’s on the “right-side” of history.
It’s July 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.”