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. 2017 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 -This is the way in which he conceals from you the kind of work to which he is putting you; he tempts you to rail against your rulers and superiors; he does so himself, and induces you to imitate him; or he promises you illumination,—he offers you knowledge, science, philosophy, enlargement of mind. He scoffs at times gone by; he scoffs at every institution which reveres them. He prompts you what to say, and then listens to you, and praises you, and encourages you. He bids you mount aloft. He shows you how to become as gods. Then he laughs and jokes with you, and gets intimate with you; he takes your hand, and gets his fingers between yours, and grasps them, and then you are his.” – Blessed John Henry Newman, The Times of Antichrist
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DeceptiCONNED: The All Too Real End Of The Fake Movement Called “Conservatism” – The Stoic Viktor Frankl had a saying “What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him” and thus the Stoic makes the lethal blunder of his philosophy: there is nothing enduring that can be worthy of man but man can be made worthy of his Creator. If the “conservatives” of Modern ‘Muricah grasped that simple, subtle yet all important difference we would not see essay titles like this one from Matthew Walther. Walther’s epitaph is more smug than it has to be but his point is still valid, especially the conclusion.
“At present there is no reason to believe that a post-conservative conservatism could go anywhere, not because there is no constituency for it.”
This is true especially if you are paying attention to the intellectual ruins the post-MAGA crowd is wading through. When Fox’s #Outnumbered is “conservative” intellectual fodder, conservatism has begun the process all great heresies end their existences with: they eat themselves.
The Enduring Heresy of Mohammed Becomes The Enduring Religion Of Britain, Just Ask Katie Hopkins – In a a very “un-Muslim” like move the Daily Mail has apparently had enough of columnist Katie Hopkins all too accurate tirades against the rise of the British Islamic state. Ms. Hopkins was silenced (for now) by the forces that wish to suffocate Canada’s Jordan Peterson. The intolerant elite that view the opposition to their warped, nature-hating views as a threat to humanity, are now on a soft-tyranny campaign of suppression. Hopkins should give thanks she is on the soft end of this for history tells us where this headed.
As If One Fall Wasn’t Enough, Modern, ‘Murican Man Had To Go And Make The Fall Great Again – It is always exciting to me when I read an accurate description of our modern state of affairs and culture that does not rely on a political explanation and thus naturally knows there is no “policy” prescription that can serve as the remedy because there is but One Remedy (caps intended). Jeremy Kee, in his review of Romano Guardini’s classic “The End of The Modern World” is one of those moments and you should read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt.
Man, in other words, has by his own choosing entered into a self-imposed existential exile. His view of what was natural shifted with his view of himself. No longer was nature something within which man lived by which he was defined; rather it was now something man created, directed, and to which he offered definition. What was once his highest faculty was now his contempt. [emphasis mine, M.C.]
Romano also notes that the technology we have unleashed, because it has not the restraining force that Christianity once placed on it, is now in control of man and not the other way around.
The man engaged today in the labor of ‘technics’ knows full well that technology moves forward in final analysis neither for profit nor for the well-being of the race. He knows in the most radical sense of the term that power is its motive—a lordship of all, so that man seizes hold of the naked elements of both nature and human nature.
It’s 10:00 O’Clock, Do You Know What Your Daughter Is Reading? – The awards for best 2017’s “children’s books” are out and the winners are… well, as Rod Dreher discovers, dystopian fantasies about piling on in rejecting sacred order. But the bottom of the chasm is near!
The classical education movement is a positive response to this crisis. You will not read, see, or hear much about it, certainly not by comparison to the attention paid to the National Book Award winners. But it exists, and it stands as a rebuke to the garbage culture our elites embrace, as well as the garbage popular culture. The classical education movement is building a living future amid the American deathworks.
I like the term “deathworks” not because I like “death” (as if!) but because death is to be avoided until, at God’s choosing, one’s time has come. It is an accurate characterization of life in the Modern ruins: death is all around us but death cannot claim ultimate victory; only life and the living can.
The Canadian Demons Have Come For The Children… – Meet professor Jordan Peterson, the Rosa Parks of those who choose natural law as their reality. Peterson is about to be brought up on charges and face imprisonment if convicted. You must be asking “what is his crime Mitter Chur”!? Well, Peterson is a professor at University of Toronto and he has called down the thunderous wrath of the transgender Troopers.
The worst example of this in the news in Canada right now is the persecution of Jordan B. Peterson. The University of Toronto professor has faced heated protests and censure from the administration simply for saying he won’t address students by gender neutral pronouns like “zhe”.
Peterson, to his heroic credit though, is not bowing before the altar of “it’s my reality and I’ll make it if I want to crowd”, Peterson has vowed to fight to the death.
“If they fine me, I won’t pay it. If they put me in jail, I’ll go on a hunger strike. I’m not doing this. And that’s that. I’m not using the words that other people require me to use. Especially if they’re made up by radical left-wing ideologues.”
Those who say this is much ado about nothing don’t understand what is at play here: the final act in the 20 century long campaign to rid the world of the shreds of Christianity, the God Man who is its King and the omnipotent Creator . The final rejection of God’s Created world and order is what’s on trial here and even though they cannot face actual repeal, grave damage can be done in the attempt, very grave damage indeed.
The transgenders & Have Been Joined By The Mammys & Have Come For The Kids – Watch/read my report on the latest child-abuse disguised as transgender compassion and let’s refresh as Mike Church Show staple from “8 year olds, Dude” to “5 year olds, dude”.
Retaining The Right To Say No To Participation In Sodomite Weddings Is Now A Crisis For Humanity – Remember the Colorado Springs bake shop owner who refused to bake a “wedding” cake adorned with sodomite ardor for a sodomite couple? Remember that the Colorado Human Rights basically told the bakery owner that he had to bake the cake or close-up shop, but even that wasn’t enough for the rainbow flag waivers. The case has now gone before the SCOTUS – full disclosure: the U.S. Constitution & the 1st Amendment have 0.0 to say about what Colorado Springs cake bakers can and cannot say to their customers but the Incorporation “doctrine” is better explained elsewhere – where it is feared that “conservative” justices might side with the baker and thus bring an end to civilization and its march to Make Sodom & Gamorrah Great Again. And all this because one of the sodomites “shoulders were shaking” and he “was crying” after the baker’s refusal. The anti-Christian jihad that “civil rights” law has become has just about run its course thanks to the same SCOTUS. It would be fitting to witness that body undo some of the damage but don’t hold your breath or open a new bakery just yet.
The Souls Who Escaped The Vegas Massacre Meeting “Final Destination” Endings? – I am not wanting to extend the suffering of those who survived Moloch postulant Stephen Paddock’s rampage but the story contains this:
“I don’t understand why he wasn’t taken at the shooting, but a month later he was taken this way,” McClellan’s widow, Denise, told CNN affilliate KSNV. “I hope my husband found peace and he’s safe now.” The shooting “was really messing” with McClellan’s head and “he was going to therapy,” she told the affiliate.
Well, did he thank God he survived, make a good confession and re-direct his life toward practicing the Faith? (I pray he did.) No one will ask these questions because no one wants to have to explain its meaning depending on the answer. THAT is why it is vitally important to never cease praying for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and explaining why we do so.
Surviving “Black Friday” By Eating Leftovers – Gracie Olmstead filed this essay last Thursday but I am including it here today because the points she makes about the crass, callous event known as Black Friday are worth repeating all the way to Candlemas.
“Should we really spend a day talking about what we’re grateful for, sacrificing time and money to set a bounteous table for kith and kin, only to spend the following day in a greedy and chaotic race for things? How can virtuous celebrants of family and harvest turn into clutching consumers in less than 24 hours?”
This year, I have seen a front lawn sized, blow-up flying dragon advertised in a Home Depot commercial for Christmas lights. Sure, everybody knows the 3 Magi flew to Bethlehem on a dragon right? One has to marvel at the sheer volume of mostly needless things made “on-sale” in Black Friday sales and the equal number of people willing to make their purchase, their “sacrifice” this “holiday season”. Bah, frikkin’ humbug.
“Eight o’clock!? like, in the ,like, morning 8 o’clock? That’s doesn’t work for me!” – The millennial job interview video I played on today’s show is hysterical. I wish this were a Hulu series, I’d add it to my watch list!
The Gentleman’s Club, Making Virtuous Young Men Out of Boys – Here is the Greenville, SC “Gentleman’s Club” story I spoke of on today’s show. Boys need good role models and they need good leadership, this little program is providing both.
The Beauty of Still finding Beauty in Modern ‘Muricah aka The Truth Is OUT There – Gerald Russello reviews James Matthew Wilson’s The Vision of The Soul, a new book that challenges DeceptiCONS and other fake conservatives to work toward making the term “conservative” actually mean something again. This is a task I have been working at for almost a decade and Wilson’s book gives me some new hope in the project.
The House of Representin’ Actually Debates Our War Crimes In Yemen…. And It’s Gone – For all of 40 minutes, humanity, civility and even a little humility got its nose under the tent that is the House of Representin’! The topic!? The “civil war” in Yemen of which our USA! USA! munitions, intelligence and special-ops participate. But don’t worry, DeceptiCONS, the windfall driven war-machine will continue its savage grift of ‘Murican taxpayers and “brown people” in Yemen will continue to die in horrifying numbers because….squirrel!!
The Family Research Council’s Coddling Of The Gay Goodman – I’ve written and talked about the fact that our “democratic system” is founded upon the warped principle that men can govern themselves with no external, higher authority needed. If that were a system that produced virtuous men, then the in-office sexual antics of Bill Clinton not only would not occur but would not be tolerated. Now comes the news that a GOP rising star in Ohio, Wes Goodman, is a pederast with a behind closed doors habit of propositioning boys for sex. This news is bad enough for supporters of Goodman who bills himself as a champion of the family but the fact that the Family Research Council was a supporter of Goodman’s and knew of his homosexual philandering (Goodman is married) but continued to support him is a bombshell. The fall of our glorious “republic” is being led by a generation of men who cannot bring themselves to be real men, imbued with the courage of their Christian convictions or even the nature of their gender.
It’s November 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 limits. I 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.”