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 -“The Church in its early days went fierce and fast with any warhorse; yet it is utterly unhistoric to say that she merely went mad along one idea, like a vulgar fanaticism. She swerved to left and right, so exactly as to avoid enormous obstacles. She left on one hand the huge bulk of Arianism, buttressed by all the worldly powers to make Christianity too worldly. The next instant she was swerving to avoid an orientalism, which would have made it too unworldly. The orthodox Church never took the tame course or accepted the conventions; the orthodox Church was never respectable. It would have been easier to have accepted the earthly power of the Arians. It would have been easy, in the Calvinistic seventeenth century, to fall into the bottomless pit of predestination. It is easy to be a madman: it is easy to be a heretic. It is always easy to let the age have its head; the difficult thing is to keep one’s own. It is always easy to be a modernist; as it is easy to be a snob. To have fallen into any of those open traps of error and exaggeration which fashion after fashion and sect after sect set along the historic path of Christendom—that would indeed have been simple. It is always simple to fall; there are an infinity of angles at which one falls, only one at which one stands. To have fallen into any one of the fads from Gnosticism to Christian Science would indeed have been obvious and tame. But to have avoided them all has been one whirling adventure; and in my vision the heavenly chariot flies thundering through the ages, the dull heresies sprawling and prostrate, the wild truth reeling but erect. – G.K. Chesterton, “Orthodoxy”
LAEXIT For The Rest of Brexit Planet – I have taken the initiative to form the Louisiana Independence Party (LAIP) modeled on the UKIP for the purpose of educating the citizens of Louisiana on our sovereignty, the natural right to withdraw consent from tyrannical rulers and our duty to restore the Kingship of Christ as our ancestors from Christendom once did. Let those who will laugh and say “Lincoln settled this question” or “that’s illegal” or “this is treason” etc proffer all your questions and accusations as each one has a reasonable answer.
Join The LAIP Today By Signing Our Petition (coming soon) To become Registered By Louisiana Secretary of State – The rules for the LAIP becoming a registered political party are pretty straightforward and modest. We can do this!
Trust In Public Institutions Crumbles When Criminals Like Hillary Flourish – James Madison predicted what would happen when the public institutions of government began to serve the few at the expense of the many. The shock many of you feel over the FIB’s not-shocking refusal to indict her for security breaches you and I would be breaking rocks in Levenworth for a half century. See if Madison make sense: “Another effect of public instability is the unreasonable advantage it gives to the sagacious, the enterprising, and the moneyed few over the industrious and uniformed mass of the people. Every new regulation concerning commerce or revenue, or in any way affecting the value of the different species of property, presents a new harvest to those who watch the change, and can trace its consequences; a harvest, reared not by themselves, but by the toils and cares of the great body of their fellow-citizens. This is a state of things in which it may be said with some truth that laws are made for the few, not for the many.”
LAEXIT From The Corrupt #AmericanUnion? Blame The Crookedness of Slick Hilly – “When a long train of abuses…” has now become “when a never-ending train of abuses” becomes status quo, you get Hillary and Trumpzilla. The fact that few are surprised that Mrs. Clinton was not indicted tells you which side of the Vegas line to place your #LAEXIT, #TEXIT wagers on: the #AU (American Union) is doomed and will fail. Of what continuing utility toward our “safety and happiness” can institutions like the FBI or the SCOTUS be when baby killers and their advocates are protected by law and institution yet laws passed by sovereign entities to protect the most innocent are repealed! What!?
They Make Bombs Because They Can: Bomb-Making For Profit Is Banking On Another Banner Year From Mordor – The Military Industrial Complex has become so large and so powerful it doesn’t care who is elected President because it chooses to buy its seats at the $4 Trillion annual buffet known a s Congress. A Union of States that splurges on this kind of lethal largesse is not a “global force for good” but a deluded, hulking menace that manifests its resources in implements of war, across the known universe: “According to the website Defense News, the Pentagon’s top 100 contractors brought in a total of $175.1 billion in 2015. Lockheed Martin was the largest single contractor for the U.S. government last year, raking in $36.2 billion in federal contracts, followed by Boeing at $16.6 billion, General Dynamics with $13.6 billion, Raytheon with $13.1 billion, and Northrop Grumman with $10.6 billion.”
4th Of July Declarations Become 6th Of July Mythology In ‘Muricah – One of the reasons I make #Truth part of everything I do on this site and the Mike Church Show is because it alone provides an unwavering, permanent reference for the moral guidance men need to govern their affairs ethically according to God’s Law viz Natural law. Forrest MacDonald, one of the 20th century’s greatest historians reveals that this #Truth is nowhere to be found in making American Scripture like the Declaration, The Constitution and The Pledge. “Now, one of the peculiarities of the new American way is that when contests of ideas arise, the view held by the winning side comes in time to be regarded as the unqualified truth, the only possible view; indeed, all subsequent battles must begin with the outcomes of earlier battles as unquestioned premises.”
A Christian Woman’s Place In The Boardroom? – So sayeth the editor of Christianity Today, Kaetlyn Beaty, whose new book argues for women of faith to leave the homeschool classrooms and home economics management fields and take up the real challenge of doing what men do in the workplace and that includes the workplace instituted by Our Lord himself: “Beaty’s views of gender equality do not stop with the home or job market; they extend to the church as well. She supports the ordination of women as church pastors. When it comes to the many female ministers in her life, she said that “God has placed them and that their gifts are needed in the life of the local church.”
How Shelley’s Sheroes Saved Ryan’s Privates – If you had any lingering hope that ‘Muricah could be saved as a centralized super-state, waving flags, flying jets over Independence Day baseball games and barking hot dogs and apple pies at the state fair, then conform your mind to the reality that the diabolical forces running our “federal” empire have completely thrown in with those un-natural forces dedicated to abolishing God’s natural order from all our affairs: witness the transgender army of Obama’s Pentagon.
What Has Independence Day Become? A Celebration of Our Military Supremacy With Red Sox In Place of Goose Stepping Black Boots – Andrew Bacevich laments the Red Sox game he attended on 04 July, 2011. A spectacle of militarism bought and paid for by the Pentagon and the diabolical Military Industrial Complex. THIS, is freedom!? “In this theatrical production, the Red Sox provide the stage, and the Pentagon the props. In military parlance, it is a joint operation. In front of a gigantic American flag draped over the left-field wall, an Air Force contingent, clad in blue, stands at attention. To carry a smaller version of the Stars and Stripes onto the playing field, the Navy provides a color guard in crisp summer whites. The United States Marine Corps kicks in with a choral ensemble that leads the singing of the national anthem. As the anthem’s final notes sound, four U. S. Air Force F-15C Eagles scream overhead. The sellout crowd roars its approval.”
I Trade, you Trade, We All Scream For Free Trade – If Trumpzilla follows through on his promises to rip up NAFTA, GATT, PPP et al redo all trade deals to get ‘Muricah a better deal, or “fair trade”, will that actually stem the tide of labor streaming off shore for cheap labor plentiful resources without regulations? Patrick J Buchanan thinks so, but I am not sold simply because the subsidiarity revival, needed to bring back “steel towns” just isn’t there, neither is the desire of Millennials to actually do the work. But I do agree with Buchanan and Trump’s direction: manufacturing domestically makes sense for pocketbooks AND souls. Buchanan: “For, in denouncing NAFTA, the WTO, MFN for China and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, all backed by Bush I and II, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, Trump is all but calling his own party leaders dunderheads and losers. And he seems to be winning the argument. As he calls for the repudiation of “globalism” and a return to “Americanism,” a Republican Congress renders itself mute on whether it will even vote on the TPP this year.”
The Return of Those “Outsourced” Jobs Cannot Make Slothful Millennials Into Dignified Providers – So sayeth Rachel Lu at the Federalist and she makes a good point about how the Parisitian Monks among us actually DO accept jobs “tossing balls” from one bucket to another.
“A sympathetic friend tells you about a new government workfare program. You hurry to the recruitment office, sit through a brief interview, and are shown a room containing two buckets of balls. The interviewer offers you a full-time contract, which pays you a living wage to throw the balls from one bucket to the other, then back again. You can start immediately. There is also a second option. You can forego the ball activity entirely and simply walk away with a check, along with a handshake understanding that you are now a commissioned “Good Samaritan.” There are no specific parameters for this job, and no one will check up on you. Just try to pay it forward by advancing the common good. Pick up litter. Read to neglected children. Plant a flower garden for your elderly neighbor’s enjoyment. The specifics are up to you; just make someone happy. I would accept the second offer.” – Rachel Lu
I bet you know some “red blooded ‘Muricans that would take the job too, don’t you? How does Trumpzilla and his boosters aim to fix that?
The American Brexit/#EXIT Stage Right Is REAL – Our #EXIT the #AU campaign gains Steam as other writers begin contemplating the common sense idea of American self-government on a scale that is manageable by the people governed. It is a sign of the success of the blobism we have been conditioned to accept, nay long for, that states have not punched their tickets to ride: #EXIT, stage [r]ight.
The American Brexit/#EXIT Stage Right Is REAL II – Bruce Frohnnen follows our #EXIT the #AU storyline with common sense counsel that scale in government DOES matter and that the enemies of scale are using diabolical means to shame and scare people into propping up the current Empire: “Thus, the narrative coming from the press, academia and the political establishment of all parties, whether in Britain, the continent, or the United States, remains the same: a few clever, evil people are using racism and economic fear to herd the mindless masses into supporting policies all sensible people must oppose.”
The State of Washington To Christian Pharmacists: Drop Dead – Have you noticed that Washington state has of late become a hive of diabolical activity? From dispensing suicide drugs via doctors (remember Brittany Maynard) to now forcing a family run pharmacy to dispense contraception drugs that are billed as abortifacients and are at best really powerful contraceptives. There is so much wrong with this story, the least of which is “conservatives” insistence that the SCOTUS has a duty to protect the family’s “first amendment rights” when in fact it is the Washington Constitution that must be invoked in their defense and that document says the family is correct. “SECTION 11 RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Absolute freedom of conscience in all matters of religious sentiment, belief and worship, shall be guaranteed to every individual, and no one shall be molested or disturbed in person or property on account of religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state.”
MBD: The Dark Pessimism of American Christians Scratches The Surface of The REAL Crisis – MBD reviews Mary Eberstadt’s new book: It’s Dangerous To Believe. Eberstadt’s conclusion is that Progressives have taken aim at driving Christian behavior from every nook and cranny of public life and will then move onto private life that there is a “moral panic” at work. Eberstadt then offers a solution that is actually the CAUSE of today’s moral confusion and heresy: Both sides need to agree to disagree. But wait! when one sliver of one side has Truth on its side then there can be no agreement that produces anything other than either A. a continuation of the confusion and heresy or B. an evolution of a new heresy that will build upon the prior error. Folks this is NOT the way to solve the problem; the problem of the power grabbing moral code that is actually amoral. When moral certitude can be known and expressed and it can then THAT is always the point on which all agreement must proceed.
It’s July 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.”