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 – “ He cometh therefore to Simon Peter. And Peter saith to him: Lord, dost thou wash my feet?  Jesus answered, and said to him: What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.  Peter saith to him: Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him: If I wash thee not, thou shalt have no part with me.  Simon Peter saith to him: Lord, not only my feet, but also my hands and my head.  Jesus saith to him: He that is washed, needeth not but to wash his feet, but is clean wholly. And you are clean, but not all. – The Gospel of St. John, Chapter 13
I Believe In ME! Still Think You Won’t See White Martyrs In Your Day? I’ll Take That Bet… – New research confirms what you and I already knew: the Millennial generation is a complete, spiritual bust, devoid of any attachment to the Divine and blind to its beauty and Grace all around them. Now, FIVE TIMES the amount of the prayer-less roam our culturally diabolic streets but don’t worry – vote for Donald Trump, buy an iPhone SE and all will be well…sure it will. h/t to Rod Dreher for this one:
“A research team that included Ryne Sherman from Florida Atlantic University and Julie J. Exline and Joshua B. Grubbs from Case Western Reserve University analyzed data from 58,893 respondents to the General Social Survey, a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults administered between 1972 and 2014. Five times as many Americans in 2014 reported that they never prayed as did Americans in the early 1980s, and nearly twice as many said they did not believe in God. Americans in recent years were less likely to engage in a wide variety of religious practices, including attending religious services, describing oneself as a religious person, and believing that the Bible is divinely inspired, with the biggest declines seen among 18- to 29-year-old respondents. The results were published today in the journal Sage Open.”
USA! USA! BOMB, BOMB, BOMB, Leaves Entire Cities Reduced To Rubble, This Is “Freedom”? – John Basil Utley performs the signal task of asking what part of the “Freedom Agenda” is Just that leaves entire cities reduced to rubble and thousands of non-combatants reduced to organic scraps? “It’s one thing for foreigners destroy each other’s cities, but for us to do it? It’s very different when America takes one side and helps the other to “bomb them back into the stone age,” an expression sometimes heard from our generals. Our cities have never been so destroyed, so we have little comprehension about what we do to the cities of other nations. Bombers today, with their extraordinary accuracy, quickly run out of military targets. Then they often go after civilian infrastructure.”
Even Terrorists Deserve Lawyers!? – Yep, you read that right. The devotion to our Civil Religion and it’s Dogma known as the Rule of Law deigns that even the most wicked and diabolical “deserve lawyers”. In more sane and Holy times, the wicked would have been treated as the murderous heretics they are, kept from infiltrating the Christian spaces and if they succeeded either killed in a Just battle or captured, tried for heresy then executed by the civil authority-it being a servant of the Natural & Eternal Law…but I digress because “The Rule of Law has what Terrorists crave.”
Are You Scared of Islam? Ann Barnhardt Isn’t – Read and consider: “Furthermore I consider that islam must be destroyed.” Who is Ann Barnhardt? Well, funny you should ask, I asked too and found: “On April 3, ARSH 2011, after seeing Sen. Lindsey Graham advocate for Sharia Law and the punishing of American citizens who “disrespected” the islamic political system and its manifesto, the koran, I rebutted Graham’s remarks and then burned a koran – bookmarked with raw bacon – and concluded by announcing my address and inviting all musloid and/or FEDGOV comers to come and get a piece of me.”
The Godless Socialists Invited Islam To Brussels, Not Donald Trump – Ineligible demagogue, Ted Cruz continues his ridiculous insistence that Donald Trump is somehow responsible for the orthodox Muslims doing what Orthodox Muslims do at the Brussels airport and subway station. Roraté Cæli throws the cloak off of the parties and the evil responsible for the Brussell’s carnage: “They have got what they wanted — “they” being the Socialist politicians in Belgium who, for decades, in many cases making clear they were trying to influence demography for political reasons, allowed Islam to grow, become native, and grow once more, and radicalize, while at the same time alienating the Catholic culture that was the only thing which had made Belgium (that is, the unity of Dutch-speaking and French-speaking Catholics of the Low Countries) possible. The Passion of Europe now goes on before our eyes, day after day. Let us pray for the dead today in the Brussels airport and in the Brussels subway system. But let us remember that war has come, and that it has not yet been won by Islam, as strong as it may seem today.” QUESTION: Who is Cruz going to blame for the next act of Muslim Orthodoxy perpetrated in Europe, Trump again or will it be Kasich or perhaps Ron Paul’s fault, Paul, like Trump, after all is an “isolationist”, right?
Hungary Will Not Go Where Heretical Germany Goes With Islam – The Hungarian President Viktor Orban delivers an address to the Hungarian people declaring that Hungary will not be following the heretic Merkel in embracing the murderous heresy of Islam and its “refugees” into their midst. It doesn’t get any more clear than this folks: “If we want to halt this mass migration, first we must curb Brussels. The main danger to Europe’s future does not come from those who want to come here, but from Brussels’ fanatical internationalism. We should not allow Brussels to place itself above the law. We shall not allow it to force upon us the bitter fruit of its cosmopolitan immigration policy. We shall not import to Hungary crime, terrorism, homophobia and synagogue-burning anti-Semitism. There shall be no urban districts beyond the reach of the law, there shall be no mass disorder, No immigrant riots here, and there shall be no gangs hunting down our women and daughters. We shall not allow others to tell us whom we can let into our home and country, whom we will live alongside, and with whom we will share our country. We know how these things go.”
Heroic David Harsanyi Continues To Point Out The OBVIOUS – The Federalist’s Editor in Chief, David Harsanyi points out in the aftermath of Brussel’s carnage that “theology is not a skin color” and ignoring the theologic origins of Islam’s war against Christianity (and that is most CERTAINLY what it is) is both stupid and erroneous
The Isolationist Label Doesn’t Fit Trumpzilla, Neither Does “Non-Interventionist” – Daniel Larison points out some things I missed in analyzing yesterday’s breakdown of Trumpzilla’s WaPo interview on foreign policy. I totally missed the line: “…Trump said he advocates an aggressive U.S. posture in the world with a light footprint.” It is clear that a “nation” cannot be aggressive in world affairs and still be non-interventionist much less the ridiculous “isolationist” slur hurled Trump’s way by ineligible Ted Cruz.
Radio DeceptiCONNED – Years ago, I withdrew my consent to the “conservative” noise machine known to Mike Church Show fans as The Talk radio Mafia for precisely the well earned criticisms Conor Friedersdorf tosses the TRM’s way as Trumpzilla’s nomination is all but assured. Replacing intelligent, philosophy based dialogue with news of the minute, lathered with hyperbolic, opinion driven rhetoric predicting the end of the grand ‘Murican experiment and what to do about it, proceeded apace. As Friedersdorf points out, the Trump bashers have only themselves to blame for paving the way for vulgar, opinionated pronouncements allegedly aimed at our collective decline. “As movement conservatism reaps the pathologies that it sowed (even as its more responsible arms try to kill a monster that they were institutionally complicit in creating), I return once more to the talk radio host who first proved that the base could fall for a polarizing egomaniac with a penchant for crudely insulting women. Rush Limbaugh still purports to be a conservative. Yet he is still engaged in rhetoric so perfectly suited to fueling Trumpism that it is hard to believe he is unaware.” What is truly amazing about this phenomena is that it doesn’t have to be this way yet that alternative route has been made alien and “deep…and redundant…not enough… meat …on the news of the day” by the same bloviated wind-machine called Talk Radio. So contemplation on the ultimate causes of things, thus contemplation on their solves needs to give way to the up to the minute, latest act of outrage. Does no one else see the danger in our intellect being constantly stewed in a putrid soup of “the now” which is always fleeting and always trivial when held up against the light of the whole Truth?
Buchanan: The DeceptiCONS May Succeed In Torpedoing Trump But They Are Finished – The NeoCONS (DeceptiCONS to most of you) have finally outlived their war-mongering welcome and they will succeed
Trumpzilla Whimpers On ‘Murican Exceptionalism Abroad, It’s a Good Whimper – Now we REALLY know why the “conservatives” have been throwing such a temper tantrum over Trumpzilla’s domination in “conservative” primaries: he really does mean to be less of an Interventionist and even sees the coming crash/correction in the economy. “I watched as we built schools in Iraq and they’re blown up. We build another one, we get blown up. We rebuild it three times and yet we can’t build a school in Brooklyn. We have no money for education because we can’t build in our own country. At what point do you say, ‘Hey, we have to take care of ourselves?’ So, I know the outer world exists and I’ll be very cognizant of that. But at the same time, our country is disintegrating, large sections of it, especially the inner cities.”
Apple To FBI: “The Answer Is Still, No” – At the annual Spring unveiling of its new product line, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterates that the computing giant will not co-operate with the FBI in hacking their own products iOS to make it possible for the Feds to gain access whenever they wish. Cook actually stated that if anything Apple is trying to make their line of “iDevices” even MORE resistant to hackers, including rapacious G-Men.
If We’re Not Bombing Brown People We’re Not Serious About Foreign Policy! – Thus comes the collective howl heard ’round the NeoCon world fater Trumpzilla’s conversation with the WaPo yesterday. This piece is a good example of the gist of the reaction: no bombs and planes and planes dropping bombs and destroyers and drones- dropping ordinance on the third world is not a serious “foreign policy”, blah, blah blah.
The Imaginative Conservative Mind of Russell Kirk by Today’s Guest: Bradley Birzer – Allen Mendenhall, a [r]epublican if there ever was one, reviews today’s special guest Bradley Birzer’s biography of the late Russell Kirk. Mendenhall: “A plump, bespectacled gentleman who feigned disdain for technology, Kirk was something of a spiritualist with a penchant for the weird. He considered himself a Stoic before he had converted to Catholicism, a regeneration that makes sense in light of the relation of Stoic to Pauline thought.”
The Heroics of Apple Computer – True to the infamous obstinantcy of founder Steve Jobs, Apple Computer engineers are saying that they would rather quit the company than assist the FBI in writing the govOS the FBI has demanded. Good for them and good for us. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, concurs: “The Bill of Rights is Dear.”
The Conservative Crackup, Brought To you By Donald Trump – Ross Douthat seems to be surprised that, the hapless Speaker of the House of Representin’, Paul Ryan, doesn’t have an answer to Trumpzilla other than “cut taxes, cut spending and promote ‘free markets’ “. What Douthat doesn’t tap into is the fact that Ryan is just another uninspired and poorly catechized Catholic. The “answer” to Trump is to apologize for the blatant heresies we live among the least of which is the Federal monstrosity’s Usury and redistribution of stolen wealth.
From Six Feet Under To The Walking Dead, Dead Ain’t Dead Anymore – This is an interesting point: our fallen and heresy infested culture has now begun the final ploy for Beazelbub: make death and the dead irrelevant. While the Brits are busy pioneering ways to liquefy human bodies so they don’t have to be buried ‘Muricans are becoming infatuated with zombie culture.
Democracy IS The Problem, NOT The Solution – Here is yet another plea for the intelligent among us to “return to the good sense of the Founders” to right the listing ship U.S.A.. But what is missing here is the admission that the Founders actually charted this course and broke the champagne bottle over its bough with great fanfare. The fact is, and we have contended: If you put multiple peoples in charge of distributing money and favors after they have defined the favors and compelled submission to them you will get corruption and that corruption will spread like the virus it is.
Trump’s Popularity Is ‘Muricah’s “Hail Mary” Pass – The masses trudging off to polling places to “vote”, the yard signs, the bumper stickers, the throngs of humanity turning out for campaign events, the media infatuation are all signs of a population that has reached the conclusion that ‘Muricah must be saved; that this rescue requires desperate measures; and that these measures might just spare us all from the lives we must not consider leading. You know, the lives that require us to govern our HOMES FIRST, get them in the best Order possible, THEN you can meander into the streets and ASK if your neighbor needs your assistance, Lives.
Patrick J Buchanan Reaches The Same Conclusion – Buchanan reaches the same conclusion I reach above but holds out the possibility that Trump’s prospective election might actually save ‘Muricah by charting a different course. I agree with Buchanan that Trump will wail on Hillary all the way to the White House.
Radio: Eat Your Young & Destroy Your Future. Yep, We Got That Covered – Last week I mused in this space:
“Corporate media ownership has RUINED radio broadcasting for the forseeable future. Listeners have become conditioned to expect no breakout or new talents while growing into perfunctory, listening habits of stale, and frankly, bad radio. Prima facie evidence of this is the superstar status of iHeart & Pandora radio, offering regurgitated, swallowed and regurgitated music formats with near zero air talent enhancements or additions. What about Talk-Radio? “Fuhget about it”. The Talk-Radio Mafia through 2 companies and the quadrumvirite of “talents” truthfully does control and police the airwaves. Its an impressive business model that makes hundreds of millions for an elite few while decimating local radio and nearly killing, in the cradle, future talents. (if Dana Loesch is the future, the industry and your intelligence are doomed)….”
Now comes the story of Lisa G, a former SiriusXM employee who quit the company thinking she could parlay her Howard Stern earned credentials into a high profile gig in “Radio” somewhere else… fat chance. Read the whole store for an inside look at an industry that is no longer an industry that tales its future seriously, trading the pursuit of stockholder satisfaction for the future of the craft. SAD.
Bombing Pacific Islanders Back To The Stone Ages – Most ‘Muricans would rather not be bothered by the knowledge that in 1954, the United States, in it’s zeal to “beat the Russians” in the race to kill via nuclear weapons, detonated a 50 kiloton Hydrogen bomb on the Bikini Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands. Forgotten is the poisoning and fallout sickness of those living near the Bikini atoll because they aren’t ‘Muricans. “We had to do it for national defense, Mitter Church!” When the destruction of human lives comes as a result of one nation’s hubris and at the expense of another’s, how does the bombing nation proclaim itself “right”!?
Alabama Surrenders To The Cult of Death, Abolishes Marriage To Save It – When Rep Andy Holt appeared on the Mike Church Show and I asked him if abolishing Marriage Licenses was one solution to thwarting the Cult of Death’s march to a Society of Sodomy, Holt demurred and said “No, I will not abandon the principled Truth that marriage is anything but a union of one man, one woman.” In pondering his response, I realized that Holt was/is correct, you cannot vanquish the evil that is the Cult of Death by eliminating battlefields which Alabama is in the process of doing. Right is backed by the Truth and Error by the False, the Truth says that it is mortally sinful for the state to issue sanctions in favor of mortal sin.
Let My People Shower Together!! – A pair of Massachusetts teachers unions have endorsed legislation that would allow adult males to shower alongside young girls in the ongoing effort to eliminate the distinction between Men and Women. How long before it actually becomes ILLEGAL to declare that your child is either Male or Female at birth for “fear” that “arbitrarily choosing a person’s gender identity is unfair to their evolution as a free person”. While I just made that quote up, mark my words, it won’t be long before it actually becomes a legislative effort….oh wait, it already HAS after the fact and there is agitation to eliminate gender entirely from birth certificates (TRUE story)!
What Is An Orthodox Catholic/Christian To Do, What Other Moral Teachings Should The State Bail On? – 5 years ago, Church apostates sounded the surrender alarm, if these clowns are teaching catechism, call the Scottish real estate agents and lets find a plot to buy on Papa Sonstray Island.
But Mitter Chur…Mitter Chur…Doesn’t The State Trump Religion!? – No, it doesn’t and that is the problem we have been confronting the last 500 years, whose chickens have now fully roosted. In 1885, Pope Leo XIII was so alarmed at what Western Man’s governments were allowing to be done to the Eternal Law, he wrote 60,000 words commanding the Faithful of the Planet to place God back over the affairs of “Constituted States”. “Now, this authority, perfect in itself, and plainly meant to be unfettered, so long assailed by a philosophy that truckles to the State, the Church, has never ceased to claim for herself and openly to exercise. The Apostles themselves were the first to uphold it, when, being forbidden by the rulers of the synagogue to preach the Gospel, they courageously answered: “We must obey God rather than men.” This same authority the holy Fathers of the Church were always careful to maintain by weighty arguments, according as occasion arose, and the Roman Pontiffs have never shrunk from defending it with unbending constancy. Nay, more, princes and all invested with power to rule have themselves approved it, in theory alike and in practice. It cannot be called in question that in the making of treaties, in the transaction of business matters, in the sending and receiving ambassadors, and in the interchange of other kinds of official dealings they have been wont to treat with the Church as with a supreme and legitimate power. And, assuredly, all ought to hold that it was not without a singular disposition of God’s providence that this power of the Church was provided with a civil sovereignty as the surest safeguard of her independence. The Almighty, therefore, has given the charge of the human race to two powers, the ecclesiastical and the civil, the one being set over divine, and the other over human, things.”
The End of ‘Murican Government? What If It Never Existed!? – The question of what is sovereignty is one that will not roll off the tongue of 90% of our fellow citizens and will not even enter the barren intellects of 99% of our elected class. That does not mean that the matter is irrelevant nor does it mean that concluding the matter correctly is impossible. Alexander Salter tries to answer the question of what is sovereignty and how the ‘Murican Government treated of it. Salter correctly concludes that the Constitution could not possibly have established a national sovereignty because the entity could not have been made to be sovereign. John Taylor of Caroline, aptly and with finality demolished the concept of the Constitution granting a sovereignty to ‘Muricah. “The word America is used to designate the quarter of the globe in which the recited states were established, and not to designate a nation of Americans. A league or union of the kingdoms of Europe for limited objects, distinctly reciting the name of each kingdom, would not have created a consolidated nation of Europeans. Suppose in such a union, the phrase, “We, the people of the united kingdoms of Europe,” had been used, would it have destroyed the several sovereignties uniting for special purposes, and have consolidated them into one kingdom?