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 – “They desired the freedoms of democracy, but also all the vetoes of democracy. They wished to have votes and NOT to have titles. Republicanism had an ascetic side in Franklin or Robespierre as well as an expansive side in Danton or Wilkes. Therefore they have created something with a solid substance and shape, the square social equality and peasant wealth of France. But since then the revolutionary or speculative mind of Europe has been weakened by shrinking from any proposal because of the limits of that proposal. Liberalism has been degraded into liberality. Men have tried to turn “revolutionise” from a transitive to an intransitive verb. The Jacobin could tell you not only the system he would rebel against, but (what was more important) the system he would NOT rebel against, the system he would trust. But the new rebel is a Sceptic, and will not entirely trust anything. He has no loyalty; therefore he can never be really a revolutionist. And the fact that he doubts everything really gets in his way when he wants to denounce anything. For all denunciation implies a moral doctrine of some kind; and the modern revolutionist doubts not only the institution he denounces, but the doctrine by which he denounces it. ” – G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
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?