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 -(Am I the same man at fifty as I was at forty in respect of memory, intellectual powers, critical responses? More or less.) But what is crucial to human beings as characters in enacted narratives is that, possessing only the resources of psychological continuity, we have to be able to respond to the imputation of strict identity. I am forever whatever I have been at any time for others-and I may at any time be called upon to answer for it-no matter how changed I may be now. There is no way of founding my identity-or lack of it-on the psychological continuity or discontinuity of the self. The self inhabits a character whose unity is given as the unity of a character. Once again there is a crucial disagreement with empiricist or analytical philosophers on the one hand and with existentialists on the other. –Alisdair MacIntyre’s After Virtue
If At First You Don’t Secede, Lie, then Try Again – California joins Washington in rallying its government officials, from top to bottom, to stand against the Trump Administration and basically DARE Mordor to do something about it. The latest show of dripping machismo comes from CA’s Governor Moonbeam, the State’s Assembly Leader and her AG Xavier Beccerera who jointly defied Trump, publicly, in his threat to “defund California” for taking steps to become a sanctuary state. We might want to see what was going on in South Carolina in December of 1860 for a gauge on just how serious this secession fever is.
Madness: Nat Geo & Katie Couric Now Claim That A “Fetus” Can Doubt Its Gender Assignment – Someone needs to take a padded rubber room from a mental correction facility, put it on a Mac truck and travel the countryside in search of tranZombies. The now fad-like mental disorder known as transgenderism has achieved comedic success where no comedy is warranted. Do these people watch their own shows? Listen to their radio interviews? Read their “blog posts”? Former NBC Nightly News anchor Katie Couric has produced with National Geographic a TV special titled The Gender Revolution (as if God’s creation of male and female humans is in need of Man’s tinkering). While visiting with infamous lesbian Ellen DeGeneres, Couric informs us that the same fetus that Hillary & her murderous goons at Planned Parenthood say is a “choice” actually can get conflicted over its sex while IN the womb. How Couric managed to score the prenatal interview and get “the fetus” on the record remains a mystery. Folks, watch the clip and decide whether you think crying or laughing is called for? Crying for Mammon’s firm possession of these disordered souls or laughter that these souls can accept this disordered reality as reality and must be doing so as comic relief?
If Kids Keep Playing Cowboys & Indians Then ‘Muricah Will Keep Making Racist, Hick-Hayseed Voters For Trump – Ross Douthat posits that the reason that Donald Trump was elected and then enacted his now infamous “Travel Ban” is because he is delivering the type of xenophobic government, ‘Muricah’s Indian massacre-ing, slave holding past mandates. That to change this paradigm would require that “middle Murica” lose this narrative, admit the true horrors of the slave trade, the indian killing, the “Manifest Destiny” course our forefathers took, atone for our sins, then chart a course to paradise. To wit: “Maybe no unifying story is really possible. Maybe the gap between a heroic founders-and-settlers narrative and the truth about what befell blacks and Indians and others cannot be adequately bridged. But any leader who wants to bury Trumpism (as opposed to just beating Trump) would need to reach for one — for a story about who we are and were, not just what we’re not, that the people who still believe in yesterday’s American story can recognize as their own.” This is pretty much the same indictment delivered by Christopher Ferrara in Liberty The God That Failed but Douthat is new to the conclusion. Times are a-changing indeed. H/T Rod Dreher
They’re Baaaa-aaack! Angry, Ugly Women, Pledge, Angry Ugly Strikes Against… Anyone NOT Them – The Facebook event reads: “It’s time to RESIST. It is time to defend all people, including workers, immigrants, Muslims, Women, LGBTQ people. It is time to defend our climate, our schools and our unions.” It should be achieving clarity that the diabolical forces of Baphomet are mobilizing their Orc legions for the ultimate counter-strike to defend then re-impose the Cult of Death that ‘Murich has just inched away from.
All Hail His Excellency, Emperor Robart I, Keeper Of The Immigrant Flame – The Wall Street Journal, the WaPo, the NY Times and the rest of the usual suspects in Has-Been Media™ are certain that Federal Judges have the power to issue nationwide edicts from their “benches” then have them carried out by the legal peasantry. Someone notify the storm troopers on Hoth. In an unprecedented legal move, Judge James L Robart of Seattle Washington. Robart, without bothering to cite any Constitutional precedent but instead relied on two previous Federal Court cases, claims to have halted implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order on immigrant travel into the United States from his perch to the Ice World of Hoth and back. Congress has the ultimate authority to rectify this situation by either passing an immigration bill that contains Trump’s ban or by ordering the Article III Judiciary to stop hearing cases brought against the Trump Administration as they should have done after Roe V Wade, Obergfeldt and dozens of other federal judiciary acts.
Carmelites!? There’s No Carmelites! President Trump Throws In With Obama On LGBTQrstlne – Christians have been by Donald Trump since 2015 that if he were elected President he would repeal the Johnson Amendment and restore true religious liberty to the clergy. Now comes the story that Trump has wavered on this as a result of his millennial children’s thoroughly disordered (but wildly popular) thoughts on homosexuality. As Denny Burk tells it, “religious conservatives ought to be at DefCon 1 right now but they aren’t”. What has also been missed by many, including this correspondent is Trump’s Tuesday night statement that affirms his position on the equality of LGBTQrstlne in the eyes of the Federal Government. Did you catch this? “The President is proud to have been the first ever GOP nominee to mention the LGBTQ community in his nomination acceptance speech, pledging then to protect the community from violence and oppression. The executive order signed in 2014, which protects employees from anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination while working for federal contractors, will remain intact at the direction of President Donald J. Trump.” Got that, Christian? There is equality for disordered thinking at the top of the Trump Train White House. Ads Gerald Warner prophetically wrote of President Obama before his first term began, “this will all end in tears”.
So its OK For Washington State To Nullify Trump’s Election? – For over a decade, ratified Constitution defenders have held the high, historical ground that the Federal Government can be legally opposed when it exceeds its authority, we call this “Nullification”. Whenever we have made this claim, regardless of the tyranny opposed, we have been called every typical epithet in the book including “racist, bigot, homophobe” and for good measure “nazi” and “slave owner”. Now comes Washington State mobilizing its entire government to oppose what they say are egregious abuses of federal power being taken by the Trump Administration. The WaPo even gives the state heroic headlines and basically sides with them as legitimate protector’s of their citizens and by proxy all the rest of us rubes. Washington’s governor, Jay Inslee, went so far as to compare the Trump travel ban as being of the same color as the internment of Japanese citizens during WWII, neglecting to mention that action was taken by a Progressive who fomented caustic racism against Asians as part of his war propaganda.
Goodella The Hun Is Booed On Superbowl Trophy Stage – Speaking of tyrants, the Commissioner of The NFL, Roger Goodell, has left a trail of dashed hopes and fan outage in his tenure; see the persecution of the New Orleans Saints for “Bounty Gate” for an example. Then there is the years long “deflate gate” waged against the New England Patriots, last night, when trying to present the Lombardi Trophy to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Goodell was booed so loudly that he could not be heard over the roar. If you are a Saints fan, you were probably booing along with the crowd, I know I was, in between chuckles.
Here Come Da Judge, Here Come Da Judge – When President Trump selected federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch, he sent a message to the demon hordes guarding the Palace of The Cult of Death: “You’re fired!” The hysteria has already begun with Dumbocrats in the employ of Mammon, lecturing TV Gossip show audiences that Gorsuch must disclose if “he thinks the government should be in a doctor’s office or by a dying person’s bedside.” The logical answer to this is that the government is already in both places, having protected from justice, the perpetrators of both material causes of death. Gorsuch’s book on euthanasia is going to become the “nappy headed hoe” of this upcoming circus we’ll all see play out in media and in the Senate. But let’s visit what is really the ultimate purpose of his nomination: helping President trump keep the pro-life promises he made and judging by the reaction, the enemies of God and His Church are convinced Trump has thrown down a Full House. Rod Dreher has a concise but encouraging rundown of Gorsuch’s “conservative” bona fides.
The Greatest Story Never Told: Syrian Christians Applaud Muslim Travel Ban – It must have caused barrels of crocodile tears to flow when the WaPo news-desk editor accepted for publication the copy from journalist Jose delReal that bore the title: ‘Trump is right, in a way’: These Christian Syrians in Pa. back the travel ban. One can just imagine the Pelosi-like gnashing of teeth and wailing that must have ensued in that bullpen and was then amplified in the SJW quarters on social media.
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Boy Gay Scouts Of America Sodom Just Get The Orgy Badges On Already? – If I didn’t read this then verify it I wouldn’t believe it: The Boy Scouts are now openly accepting little girls who think they’re little boys into scouting. This totally vindicates those parents and scout leaders who fled the organization when it admitted youth homosexuals and predatory adult ones in as “Masters”; knowing that once that bow had been breached the hordes of Soddom would never rest until the Scouts are no longer. The next obvious assault will be to remove the ancient, chivalrous pledge of the scouts. here is how I think it will read in the very near future. “I promise to do my best by Ellen DeGeneres and GLAAD, to wage war on God and his church, so help me Ba’al.”
DeceptiCONNED: “Conservatives” Ordered To Begin Rebuilding Valhalla By Reading German Gnostics Instead of Aquinas – I often read the “intellectual” writings of the professoriate with great wonder: how can these men of such lettered achievement (i.e. PhD et al) be so ignorant in the field of sound philosophical thinking! No Christian settler of Valhalla (the City On The Hill) can make a logical case that to build a city that guides and protects its citizens journey toward a Holy death and a Blessed Eternity, would counsel the study of German gnostics or for that matter, German philosophers at all! Yet, in reading my marching orders today at The Imaginative Conservative, that is precisely what I am told to do (if I profess “conservatism” which I don’t). “Whether or not President Trump is successful with a principled nationalistic agenda or with a more pragmatic one, more traditionally-oriented conservative intellectuals must do some serious thinking, either acceding to nationalism or pragmatism or finding a new story. As Mr. Lilla’s analysis suggests, they must start with Voegelin.” No, because “nationalism” is only good when the “nation” is a Christian one and you won’t find that in Vegelin’s mysticism. Good grief, Brother Francis, where are you now!?
Corporatists Smackdown: Making Small Business Great Again – Yesterday I watched President Trump meet with small business leaders at the White House. They had a discussion about the biggest issue that plagues successful small business: The Federales in cahoots with Big Bidness, have saturated the federal register with hundreds of thousands of laws aimed specifically at giving the corporatists a distinct advantage over the entrepreneur. I listened to President trum, accurately explain the WHY of multiplying regulations, thinking, this guy actually gets it! Watch the video yourself (fast forward to the 09:16 mark). Brian Knight has some observations on the regulatory cuts here and I note that Knight is well-versed in the dark art of regulation while holding tenure at a private university; an example of the sickness that has infected almost all governmental affairs: name a “policy” and I can show you someone who makes their “living” by monitoring and reporting/studying it. THIS is what drives the Deep State’s perverse profiteering FROM the spoils of government the rest of us toil under.
The Sheople’s Remorse? Polls Show ‘Muricans Are Shocked Trump Does What He Promised – Almost as if on cue from the Angry, Ugly Women For D & C’s on D.C., Gallup pollsters report that the ‘Murican sheople have judged President Trump more unpopular, faster than any President…EVER. The fact that Gallup has dashed out to report such a thing is indicative of the hoi polloi’s ravenous appetite for an increasing stream of gibberish to consume. Recall last week’s essay item from Allan Jacobs “The Fierce Tyranny of Now” and Jacobs’ observation that ‘Muricans have been neutered of any attachment to real contemplation and instead, hypnotically bounce from outrage to outrage. Now comes “Will Hadrian-The Last Roman” with a keen observation on the future fascism of anti-Trump rioters. “There is no intellectual depth to their passion, it’s rootless, and that’s what’s scary. It would take a car bomb in Philadelphia, for the pendulum to swing rapidly to the other side turning these rainbow flag waving ‘safe space’ millennials, into swastika praising Fascists. Passion without intellect is a fire that will burn down our entire civilisation.” That burn is coming in the form of importing vast amounts of Muslims into “Christian” populations. Like the Vendee and Cristeros, folks, even if our communities are rebuilt and strong, the Blues i.e. SJW’s will come in search of us. Vivo Cristo Rey!
Radio Killed The Talk-Radio Star – The massive upheaval that clobbered the newspaper publishing, magazine publishing and book publishing feields will next clobber TV and movies and then finish the analogue media apocalypse by doing in what remains of terrestrial radio. That last prediction comes from y/t not essay author Nick Bilton who is spot on with the future of the Has-Been Media. “But [the sloth seen on TV show sets] reinforces an eventuality that seems both increasingly obvious and uncomfortable—one that might occur to you every time you stream Fringe or watch a former ingénue try to re-invent herself as a social-media icon or athleisure-wear founder: Hollywood, as we once knew it, is over.” The future of broadcast radio will be similarly affected, with consolidation coming soon to digital-mobile platforms. If Clear Channel et al are not met in the breach and mom and pop channels like CRUSADE are not supported, the end of Talk-Radio as we once knew it is over.
What To Do If You “Wake Up White” By Ohio State University – When I was going to school, there were glass encased boxes mounted on the walls of the hallways that read “In case of emergency, break glass”. Now, at Ohio State “University”, there are classes where students are taught what to do in the emergency of “waking up white”. From the course study guide:
- Waking up White: What it means to accept your legacy, for better and worse
- White privilege: unpacking the invisible knapsack
- Here’s the perfect explanation for why White people need to stop saying #AllLivesMatter
Folks, there is no longer a joke that fits these ludicrous excuses for “higher education” because they are becoming dangerous. Richard Weave wrote the famous words “Ideas have consequences” and bearing that in mind, what will the consequences be of indoctrinating a generation of children into denying their genetic construction of race and sex?
It’s February 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.”