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Unpacking the Latest Hot Mess from Pope Francis

Dread.  From the moment the white smoke appeared, it has just been dread.  Every day I dread what he is going to say or do.  What must be remembered in all of this, and what I have been saying since day one of the Franciscan pontificate is that we MUST understand and remember that Our Lord is ANGRY.  Very, very angry.  And as St. John Eudes told is in no uncertain terms, when God is angry with His people, we get bad clergy.  Given the unprecedented sins of the once-Christian world, it should be no surprise whatsoever that we now have not just bad priests, but a bad pope.  Hey, if we had the pope we deserved we would have Pope Snoop Dogg right now, so… yeah.  Sigh.

If you have listened to the first podcast, you heard the discussion about the criticality of thinking and arguing from the foundation a TRUE PREMISE.  That is what we have to do here when unpacking Francis’ latest mess. Let’s establish some TRUE premises and compare them with the FALSE premises that people are trying to use.

False premise #1:  Pope Francis is intelligent, because only an intelligent man could ever rise through the Church and be elected pope.  (This sounds eerily familiar somehow…)
TRUE premise:  Pope Francis is not a terribly intelligent man.

We want to believe that the people who are in charge or in positions of authority are competent to wield that authority, and that the world is a perfect meritocracy.  It is not.  It is consoling to one’s self to think that there are people out there who know and understand more than we do and can thus take care of us and handle problems.  This is not always true, and as our culture rots and corrupts, the less frequently this is true.  Academia is filled with idiots, liars and abject incompetents.  The business world rewards psychopathy and elevates stupid people and the unqualified who present no real threat to the able psychopaths, and are regarded as easily controlled pawns.  Once you shake off your innate, and quite frankly FEMININE, bias toward believing that occupying a position of authority PROVES competence, it is actually quite easy to spot people who are “the real deal” and, conversely, the poseurs.  One simple metric?  Real Deals answer questions clearly and directly.  Their “yes” means yes, and their “no” means no.  Poseurs are evasive and rely heavily on slogans and buzzwords; “speaks much, says little”.  Pope Francis’ main buzzterms are “humility”, “dialogue”, “encounter” and “the poor”.  I’m not convinced that he has a thorough or even adequate understanding of even one of those terms.

False premise #2:  Pope Francis understands economics and the financial system.
TRUE premise:  Pope Francis understands little to nothing about economics and the financial system.

This cannot be overemphasized.  Taking economic advice from Pope Francis is like taking advice on deep sea oil drilling or the proper playing of the French Horn from me.  For those of you who have watched my 2.5 hour video series on YouTube about the financial system and economics, do you honestly believe that Pope Francis knows ANYTHING about any of that?  Do you think he understands the situation with regards to the banking system, the debt bubble or the massive global derivatives exposure?  And that is just barely scratching the surface of the topic.  Do you think Pope Francis even understands or has thought about what money actually is?  Let me answer that question clearly.  No.  Pope Francis’ entire economic platform is, “Give poor people more free stuff forevah.”  That’s it.

False premise #3:  Pope Francis is politically conservative or completely non-political.
TRUE premise:  Pope Francis is a Peronist-Fascist which is a particular subset of Marxism in South America that believes that the state should control the economy and redistribute wealth.

Being that he is not terribly intelligent, he does not understand or have figured out that all political agitation for state-driven, forced coercion of “redistribution of wealth” has NOTHING to do with helping the poor and EVERYTHING to do with consolidating wealth and power among a cadre of oligarchs precisely by creating and then looting a massive underclass.  Lenin called these people who actually believe that Marxism genuinely cares about the poor, “useful idiots”.  Trapped by his own misguided belief that the poor are somehow INTRINSICALLY SPIRITUALLY SUPERIOR, when he sees the inevitable results of Marxism, namely the proliferation and spread of material poverty throughout a culture, he reconciles it in his own mind by canonizing the underclass and telling himself that they are spiritually “better off” for being materially poor.  This is not a malevolent position, but it is a deeply stupid position.

False premise #4:  Pope Francis is fully versed in and fully understands and fully believes what the Church teaches and has taught for 2000 years.
TRUE premise:  Pope Francis is a Jesuit and a direct product of the post-asteroid (aka post Vatican II) era.  As such, he is woefully uneducated and contra-educated, and believes that the Church was “reborn” in approximately ARSH 1968, and that everything before ARSH 1968 is inferior and/or irrelevant. 

The main architect of the destruction of the Church in the mid-20th century was a priest named Annibale Bugnini.  Bugnini was quoted as saying, “Modern secular man is the perfect man and the everlasting man.”  This statement explains pretty much everything that has happened in the last 50 years, and why.  This mindset, of which Bergoglio, a South American Jesuit and full product of the post-conciliar Church, was utterly formed in, allows for the utter rejection of and total lack of curiosity about everything that happened before ARSH 1968.  It doesn’t matter what the Mass was like before, and it doesn’t matter what the Fathers and Saints taught before, because MANKIND ITSELF was different, and not just different but INFERIOR.  Thus everything “old” is bad, and everything “new” is good, and thus the Church must also be new, and thus different.  Nothing “old” can possibly speak to the new, superior modern man, who can now “encounter” Christ and “dialogue” with Him as an equal.  Modern man can now act as his own arbiter of truth, conceptualizing the notions of good and evil within himself, and truth, goodness and beauty are now negotiable and dynamic.  Modern man need not rely on strict, antiquated teaching, but now, in his superiority, can confidently rely on how things make him FEEL.

Pope Francis doesn’t know what the Church’s teachings on these important questions are and he has clearly not availed himself of the wisdom left to us by giants like Augustine, Aquinas, and even popes who lived through the ascendancy of Marxism itself, like Leo XIII, because he simply doesn’t particularly care what they have to say.  Why consult inferior, backward men from an inferior, backward time when you can consult yourself in all of your modern, humble, post-1968 glory?

False premise #5:  Pope Francis wrote the Apostolic Exhortation (aka the manifesto) himself.
True premise:  Pope Franics almost certainly had significant “help” in writing the document, if it wasn’t totally ghostwritten.

If there is one skillset that we all should have picked up over the last six years, it is identifying a written text that in no way matches the voice of the speaker.  Pope Francis cannot speak with any coherence or sophistocation when he speaks off the cuff.  I know people who have personally witnessed his weekday morning homilies in Rome.  They are painful, rambling, incoherent streams of consciousness filled with excruciatingly awkward pauses, verbal ticks, and lost trains of thought in MID-SENTENCE.  This is why the Vatican media does not publish the verbatim transcripts but rather “summaries”.  They CAN’T publish the verbatim transcripts because the verbatim transcripts are massively embarrassing in their inarticulateness.  Men who cannot speak generally cannot write.  Bear this in mind.  I say this not to defend, but simply as a statement of fact.

Once you start addressing things like “the manifesto” from these true premises, it becomes much easier to parse them.  It hurts terribly to see the damage that is done, but we do what we can and remain ever-zealous for the salvation of souls (beginning with one’s own – ahem), and always remember that this is just all part of God’s wrath, which we so richly, richly deserve, and of which I fear this is just the very, very beginning.

Now, I am going to Mass of the Ages to encounter Our Lord, physically present in the Eucharist, as have so many saints before us.  Please God, let me grow ever-more intransigent in my faith.

 

Thanksgiving Hot Toddy (Gobble Gobble, Possum.)

1.  I’ve been partaking of Hot Toddies while fighting this chest cold virus.  My preferred recipe is one shot of The Famous Grouse, four whole cloves, one generous teaspoon honey, juice of half an orange, hot water to fill the mug.  Medicine is delicious!  We should have medicine every day!

2.  Tomorrow, November 29th at 12:30pm EST the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all of my benefactors, supporters and those who have prayed for me.  Set an alarm on your phone or some such and make a spiritual communion with Our Lord.

3.  I have been taken aback (yes, jaded as I am) at how many Catholics have emailed me about the Rosary explanation piece saying that while aware of the Rosary, they never had any idea what it actually was or what it meant.  Yup.  THOSE, my friends, are the fruits of the Second Vatican Council.  Behold the New Pentecost, the “New Springtime” in the Church, where apparently since ARSH 1968 it is always Winter and never Christmas – to quote Mr. Tumnus.  Congratulations especially to the Protestant lady who emailed to report that she had prayed the First Sorrowful Mystery – just the that one mystery – on her fingers and thought about Our Lord’s Agony in the Garden while saying the ten Hail Marys.  The longest journey begins with a single step.

4.   May I relate an anecdote about the Sacrament of Confession?  So I have been availing myself of the Sacrament of Penance frequently of late, and went yesterday with one sin that I needed to confess.  I always go to confession anonymously and I don’t know the priests and the priests don’t know me, and can’t even see me because I go where they have real confessional booths with opaque grills, so please believe me when I tell you, there is no way the priest last night knew who I was.  I confessed my one sin, let’s hypothetically say it was, “Bless me Father, for I have sinned.  It has been x days since my last confession.  Since my last confession I accuse myself of eating my soup with a fork one time.  For this and all other sins that have escaped my memory I am heartily sorry, humbly ask pardon of God and penance and absolution of you, Father.”  Do you know what the priest said back to me without skipping a beat?  He said, “The internet can be a wonderful tool for education and evangelization.”  Full stop.  And then he addressed the sin of “eating one’s soup with a fork”, which had nothing to do with the innerwebz.

Ummmm.  Okay.  Where did THAT come from?  I sure was happy to hear it.

Confession isn’t therapy.  It is a Sacrament of the Church, and Our Lord is the Actor, just as He is the Actor in the Mass.  Your best odds of physically, auricularly hearing God talk to you are in the confessional, on your knees, not looking for therapy or someone to justify your bad behavior.  Just tell Our Lord out loud what evil you have done, and He may just speak back to you through the priest.  In fact, it happens quite a lot.  Hmmmm.  Isn’t it too bad that most Novus Ordo priests and parishes make confession next-to-impossible, turn it into navel-gazing psychotherapy when they do do it, or tell people outright that it isn’t necessary at all?  Isn’t it sad, and frankly evil, that most new construction Catholic churches, even the super-high dollar ones, are built WITHOUT ANY CONFESSIONALS?  It’s almost as if there is some sort of conspiracy to keep people away from Our Lord in the Sacraments, or something.

The proper posture for confessing one's sins is kneeling, not sitting on a leather sectional with one's legs crossed in Father Jazzhands' office as you both "dialogue about your feelings".  Confess properly and you may confidently expect little miracles.

The proper posture for confessing one’s sins is kneeling, not sitting on a leather sectional with one’s legs crossed in Father Jazzhands’ office as you both “dialogue about your feelings”. Confess properly and you may confidently expect little miracles.

Ann Barnhardt Podcast for November 26, ARSH 2013

Very redneck.  One sloppy edit splice, and maybe a couple of coughs.  Sorry.  As I continue to work with the software I’ll make it look prettier, and maybe even add music bumpers.  For now, it looks like something made in a van down by a river.  Because it was.

It is basically a stream of consciousness riff, but the three main topics are:
1.  Logical validity vs. Truth and the importance of always thinking and arguing from a foundation of true premises.
2.  Church-state dynamics and challenging Americans to start thinking about what we have learned from the implosion of the American experiment as predicted by John Adams.
3.  Thanks to donors.

New Feature! “Disc Jockey Ann”

In my effort to add some value around here, I have added something that has been in the back of my mind for years.  It’s up on the Menu Bar above as a permanent feature and ever-growing work in progress: DISC JOCKEY ANN.  The categories are Popular, Country/Bluegrass, Secular Classical and Sacred.  I have started with 40 songs, and it is just barely scratching the surface.  This will be an inexhaustible project.  Enjoy!

Continuing Thanks to Donors and… RED BEER!

1.  My, but there are a bunch of you out there!  I continue to be bowled-over at your generosity with the donation button.  Either God really doesn’t want me living in a train station just yet or hell just got WAY hotter for me.  If it is the former, then it is all on you guys.  If it is the latter, it is 100% on me, and you are my victims.  I still worry.  I worry.

It is still bizarre to be confronted with the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of you out there reading this stuff.  Understand that every post has been written while standing, alone, in front of my desk (back in the old Lone Tree office) and now sitting at my desk in the Van Down By the River.  I get these tremendously moving little messages appended to the donations that show up in my email box from PayPal, and it is almost impossible to comprehend how it is that such profound feeling could spring from me staring at my monitor and pounding on my keyboard in solitude.  It is all very strange.  While I can’t reply to everyone, just know that I see, and I hear.  We will almost certainly never meet on this earth, but I’m waving back.  Hello!  Thank you!  If I make it to heaven, we’ll meet there!

REMINDER!  The next Tridentine Mass for my benefactors and supporters is coming up on November 29th at approximately 12:30pm EST.  Mark your calendars!

2.  By urgent and overwhelming request, The One About … THE SCIENCE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY has been posted just below and permanently on “The one about…” page.

3.  Red beer is basically half beer, half tomato juice or V-8.  You can sprinkle salt and pepper in it to make it extra-good.  If you are ever near Sidney, Nebraska, stop in to Dude’s Steakhouse.  I have eaten some SPECTACULAR meals there of Prime Rib and Red Beer.  Sidney is a really cool town.  It is the corporate headquarters of Cabela’s, and is thus … doing well.  And, it can also thus be safely assumed that everyone in Sidney is packing at all times.  Odds of being targeted in the “knockout game” in Sidney?  Uh, yeah.  That would be just below… ZERO.

4.  I have decided that Tuesday will be podcast day.  I have had a bit of a deep chest bug for the past several days and am hacking and rasping like Lucille Ball circa 1968 after chain smoking a pack of unfiltered Camels, but hopefully I’ll be in good voice on Tuesday.  Even if I’m not, at least my voice will be lower in tone.  Speaking of which, I have been playing with “Garage Band” on my MacBook Air, and I think I have the settings contorted enough so that I sound like Lauren Bacall in “To Have and Have Not”.  Anybody got a match?

The one about THE SCIENCE OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Originally penned and posted on August 15, ARSH 2011.

“The Assumption” is the Dogma that the Blessed Virgin Mary was assumed BODY and SOUL into heaven at the end of her life. The archaeological record is one of the most compelling confirmations of this truth. The veneration of burial places, tombs and relics of dead saints is universal and consistent in the early Church and has carried right through to this day. Everyone knows where St. Peter is buried, and the relics of St. Paul and the other apostles and saints, even recent saints like St. Bernadette are venerated and in some cases spread all over the earth. Almost every Catholic Church contains the relics of multiple saints.

But one saint has NEVER had any location venerated as her permanent burial place, nor have there ever been any relics purported to be part of her body. Never. Who is this person whom everyone has always agreed has no earthly tomb and for whom there are no earthly relics? Only the second-most-important person to ever walk the earth, and THE most important person who was NOT God Incarnate: The Blessed Virgin Mary.

The reason why she has no tomb and no relics is because at the end of her life (the Church is not sure whether or not she actually died, and so that question is intentionally left open) Our Lord immediately granted to her the promise made to all Christians of the resurrection and heaven, BODY AND SOUL. So, there are exactly two physical human bodies locally present in heaven right now: Our Lord and His Mother. We don’t know exactly how to explain this, but I suspect that it has something to do with temporal or dimensional phase shifting, as Our Lord walked through walls, doors and other solid objects after the Resurrection (John 20:19). As Einstein discovered, mass and energy are equivalent, and thus can phase back and forth. We also know from the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass itself, which is a bending of time such that the moment of Calvary touches today, that while we experience time in a linear continuum, God is in no way constrained by linear time, and can manipulate, bend and intersect points in time. How? Oh, no clue. There is so much about physics that we don’t understand. But hey, that’s all part of the fun of the Mystery, right?

Only after the Second Coming and the Judgment will the rest of the Church be reunited to their resurrected (for those who have died) or glorified (for those who are alive at the Second Coming and Judgment) bodies, to be united to the Trinity, dwelling inside the Beatific Vision forever. But Mary is already there. She has already been ASSUMED into heaven, and is the proof of God’s promise of what lies in store for those who die in the Church, in friendship with Christ. And today, August 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption. This is a Holy Day of Obligation, which means that all Christians are required to attend Mass just as if it was a Sunday. So, what better time to talk about and explain the doctrines of the Immaculate Conception (the feast of which is December 8th, also a Holy Day of Obligation – you MUST go to Mass that day as if it was a Sunday) and the Assumption, and the science that underpins both dogmas.

First, the Immaculate Conception. This doctrine and non-negotiable tenet of Christianity teaches that Mary was, by the grace of God, prevented from carrying the stain of Original Sin from the moment of her conception. This is a deal-breaker. The logical consequences of denying the Immaculate Conception inevitably lead to denying the Incarnation and Divinity of Jesus Christ Himself. The Blessed Virgin cleared all of this up herself when she appeared to Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, France and told her in no uncertain terms, “I am the Immaculate Conception.”  Case closed.  All that remained was for science to progress sufficiently to confirm this – and that has now happened.  More on that in a second.

Mary was saved from sin by her Son, like all of the other faithful, it is just that the timing of her salvation was different from everyone else. This is why Mary, sinless though she is, still calls God “my Savior” in her Magnificat in Luke 1:46-55. Instead of letting Mary fall in the mud puddle of sin like the rest of us, God stuck out His Arm back through time from the Cross and kept her from falling in the mud puddle – but if it wasn’t for God’s positive action of reaching out across time from the Cross and holding her from falling, she would have fallen. This is called “grace”, and is what the Angel Gabriel was referring to when he greeted Mary at the Annunciation with the words, “Hail! Full of grace! The LORD is with thee. Blessed art thou among women.” Luke 1:28

Full of grace means FULL. OF. GRACE. How full is full? Full is totally full. To the brim. Full does not mean half-full or mostly-full. Full means full. Mary was FULL OF GRACE.

And because Mary was FULL of grace, as we know directly from the inerrant words of the Gospel of Luke, there was absolutely no room for sin. Mary didn’t sin because God her Savior had filled her with grace and therefore she just COULDN’T sin. Most of us reading this have a tiny taste of what this is like. For example, I’m guessing that everyone reading this would be incapable of killing a baby. We just COULDN’T do it. No matter what threat was made against us, no matter what the adverse consequences to our own lives might be, we would take any adverse consequence before killing a baby. We are simply incapable of performing that act. Why? What is that internal force of energy that prevents us from committing acts of evil even when under intense duress and threat? It is grace. Pure and simple.

Sadly, most of us have a little grace, but are not in any way FULL of grace. I am personally much closer to being full of crap than of grace (which many of you have already pointed out to me – thank you very much), hence the daily, persistent, repeated sinning on my part. And I suspect it is a similar situation with you, dear reader, with the grace-to-crap ratio being much higher for you than for me. I really am quite full of crap. With Mary there was no crap because God her Savior had FILLED her with grace, and thus there was no room for crap, and thus there was no sin. It’s really just 2nd grade math if you think about it. But WHY? Why was it essential for Mary to be sinless and sinless from the moment of her conception? That’s where the science comes in.

There are two phases to Mary’s existence. The first phase was from the moment of her conception until the Annunciation, which is when Jesus was conceived in her womb. The second phase was from that moment of Jesus’ conception forward for all eternity. Each phase has its own physiological delight attached to it which required Mary to be a sinless vessel for Our Lord.

First, the pre-Annunciation period. As it has been discovered just within the last few decades, all baby girls have all of the eggs that are ever going to be in their ovaries fully formed not just at birth, but fairly early in their fetal development phase. Unlike men who are continuously producing new sperm, a woman’s eggs aren’t created and formed with each menstrual cycle. All that is happening during a cycle is that an egg, which has been fully formed in a woman’s body since she was a pre-born fetus, is released into the reproductive tract. What this means theologically is that the egg containing the 23 chromosomes that God would miraculously fertilize with 23 chromosomes that He miraculously supplied (including a Y chromosome) to become the Word Made Flesh, Jesus Christ, was physically present inside Mary’s body from the time that Mary was inside of her mother’s womb. That egg, and those chromosomes, that physical constituent of Our Blessed Lord was present inside of Mary’s body, waiting to be . . . if I may use the word . . . consecrated. The word consecrate, when broken into its Latin components means:

Con: With
Secr: Holy
Ate: Territory of a Ruler

And so, Mary was, from the time she was inside St. Anne’s womb, already carrying a portion of Our Lord’s physicality, namely 23 of His chromosomes. And thus Mary was, from her very beginning, already a proto-tabernacle, already the Ark of the New Covenant, carrying within her what would be consecrated into The Law Incarnate, The High Priest, and The Bread of Life – just like the Old Ark, except perfected and fully fulfilled as God Incarnate. And as we know from the book of Exodus, the Old Ark had to be “perfect”. And thus, the Ark of the New Covenant was TRULY perfect, except this perfection was a perfection that only God Himself could accomplish: the perfection of Mary, full of grace and thus saved from all sin, including Original Sin.

The second phase is actually broken into two sub-phases. The first sub-phase is when Mary was pregnant with Jesus and His entire body was inside of hers.

The second phase is that phase from the time of Jesus’ birth forward into all eternity. Jesus is STILL physically inside of Mary in a unique way. It was discovered just a few short years ago that immune cells pass from a pre-born child to the mother across the placenta. Not only do these immune cells, which are the child’s and thus carry the exclusive and complete DNA of the child, pass across the placenta, but they persist in the mother’s body for the rest of her life. A woman who has carried a son has immune cells with Y-chromosomes in her bloodstream that can now be filtered out of her blood and observed. Female children also pass cells to their mothers.

Thus, a woman truly does carry her children around inside of her, with their DNA coursing through her heart, for the rest of her life. That isn’t just a sentiment – it is a physiological fact.

Thus, Mary continued and continues to this day to be a perpetual, living physical tabernacle of her Son, as she carries cells with His DNA in her bloodstream. And so now we see why Mary was and had to be filled with grace and thus saved from the stain of sin from the moment of her conception eternally forward – because she was and is a perpetual Ark of the New Covenant.

This also explains why Mary’s body was assumed into heaven immediately at the end of her earthly life, because her body literally contained living cells of Our Lord and thus her body could not remain on earth in physical death to decay in any way.

She simply was afforded the same physical resurrection that all of the faithful will receive, albeit instantaneously for her, given her very special state, both spiritually and physically. This is what is doctrinally referred to as “The Assumption”.

Finally, if you are a quasi-Christian Protestant-pagan reading this and it has made you the least bit angry, you need to sit down and ask yourself one excruciatingly simple question: WHY?  Why are you so utterly consumed with hatred for the MOTHER. OF. GOD.?

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

The Immaculate Conception, as artistically extrapolated from the image of her Son on the Shroud of Turin.

The Immaculate Conception, as artistically extrapolated from the image of her Son on the Shroud of Turin.

 

The one about HOW THE RAP/HIP-HOP CULTURE MUST BE EXTERMINATED

After seeing all of these stories about how blacks are now knocking random people out on the streets, and sometimes killing them, I became inspired to repost this piece written all the way back in ARSH 2010, with a little love letter to everyone’s favorite puddle of Southside garbagejuice, Michelle Obama, kicking it all off.  Remember, the rap videos cited below are now THREE YEARS OLD.  In a culture wherein the depravity curve has gone parabolic, the rap shown below is now relatively TAME, not just in relation to other rap acts, but now in comparison to white girl teeny-boppers.  My point?  Because we as a culture refused to shut this crap down while we still could, our culture is now doomed, and deserves to be destroyed.

The reposting of this essay was inspired by Michelle Obama inviting a “rapper” to perform at a “poetry” event at the White House. The rapper, Common, is a filth monger very similar to the rapper cited below, L’il Wayne.

Hey Michelle, your taste in music is despicable and you need to keep your filthy, degenerate rap-trash friends out of the People’s House. And don’t you dare tell me that I simply don’t understand “your culture”. I understand “your culture” completely. It is rotten to the bone and satanic to the core. The race card has been officially maxed-out, Michelle. You have cowed good, decent people of all colors and races in this country for decades into tolerating filth and evil in our culture. But that era is over now, Hon. We have had enough, and WE WILL NOT BE COWED AND INTIMIDATED ANY LONGER. We are here, we never left, and we are mad as hell, so you and your filth-peddling friends better step back. And take your Godforsaken rap noise back to the gutter with you where it belongs.

Love,
Ann

“Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.”

“Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.”

–George Orwell

I’m making this post because I suspect that most of the people who read this blog have absolutely no idea how bad the rap/hip-hop culture has become. From what I can tell about my readership, I’m guessing that the average reader is white, male, rural, over 50, and, apparently, retired from the United States Air Force. What up, flyboys.

First, I want to show you a couple of videos of contemporary, popular, chart-topping rap/hip-hop. I was a kid when rap first started and the popular acts were Run DMC and MC Hammer. Rap was simply rythmic speech laid over a simple beat track. It was crude in the sense that it was lyrically stupid and lazy, and did not contain any intrinsic beauty. The lyrics were often shouted and/or grunted, and if there was more than one voice, the combination of shouting voices produced sonic dissonance. I think that we all made the mistake of dismissing it as a fad, thinking that something with no intelligence or beauty could persist. It wasn’t a fad. It was the beginning of a cancerous evil. If you are like me and have not really listened to any rap music in 20+ years, you need to listen to these videos so that you can understand the level of sheer evil that we are now dealing with.

CONTENT WARNING. These videos are EXTREMELY graphic. There are no images – I refuse to post the “music videos” because they are pornography, and even in the interests of education and intelligence gathering, I just can’t do it. These videos are simply the text of the lyrics, because most of us couldn’t understand what was being said without the lyrics printed. But believe me, the children who are listening to this garbage read the lyrics and know every word by heart – so we need to know too. The language is extremely profane and sexually graphic. It could certainly be characterized as verbal pornography. If you feel that you can’t handle such things, DON’T WATCH. And for goodness sake, make sure there are no children within earshot. Finally, as you are watching these videos, understand that this is actually MILD. This rapper, “Lil Wayne”, is a very mainstream, popular rapper. This is the kind of stuff that gets played on the radio and makes the Billboard charts. This is the “bubblegum” category of rap/hip-hop. Obama has stated publicly that he is a fan of this guy and has him on his iPod. (That in and of itself should be grounds for impeachment.) But there are additional levels of fouler, more pornographic, more “hard core” rap. Remember that. The first rap is called “Gonorrhea” and the second is called “I Am Not Human”.

Did you have any idea it was that bad?

What you just heard was pure evil. What you just heard must be fought against and, with God’s help, exterminated from the face of the earth. What you just heard contains absolutely no beauty, goodness or truth – only ugliness, sin and lies. It has no redeeming qualities, and can do nothing but damage and corrupt those who listen to it. What you just heard is a clear and present manifestation of satan running free in the land. The rapper’s voice sounds demonic. The beat and sonic accompaniment sounds demonic and hellish. And where to begin with the lyrics? Every single sentence is either talking about horrific sexual objectification, murder, extreme pride (braggadocio) or extreme materialism. There are also several instances of blasphemy, wherein the rapper calls himself “god” and remarks about women kneeling before him (performing a sex act) as if they were in church.

This is the mainstream, contemporary rap/hip-hop culture in the United States. The vast, vast majority of black Americans under the age of 50 listen to rap/hip-hop like this on a regular basis, and many other people of all races listen to it too. How do I know? Because this “Lil Wayne” person, and scores of others like him are eight and nine-figure millionaires. His product is being consumed at a massive rate.

Why does this matter? Because the evil twin towers of rap/hip-hop and government welfare are destroying the black culture, and by extension and spillover the broad culture, and by extension the broad economy, and by extension western civilization. Don’t think for a second that this filth has no effect on you on your ranch in rural Nebraska. Let’s think this through.

Over the past 30 years, rap/hip-hop culture has conditioned many black Americans (and others as well) to actively disdain education, work, honesty, integrity, personal responsibility, generosity, humility, marriage, fatherhood and human life. If you think I’m making generalizations, GO BACK AND WATCH THE VIDEOS AGAIN. Young black boys and men grow up believing that the only worthwhile endeavors are basketball and/or football, dealing drugs or rapping. They are taught materialism on a level never before seen in human history. Bentleys. Multi-million dollar mansions. Gold and diamond capped teeth. Gold and diamond- crusted jewelery. Any job or vocation that yields less than the exorbitant wealth showered upon rappers, drug dealers or professional athletes is rejected in favor of a life of complete sloth subsidized by the welfare state.

They are taught that sex is a perverse contact sport consisting of merely slapping pieces of human meat together in various ways in order to achieve orgasm. The black family in the United States has almost completely disappeared. Illegitimacy rates in the cities are now in excess of 90%. Most urban blacks have never, ever heard or been taught that sex is limited to marriage. Let me say that again: most urban blacks have NO IDEA that sex is limited to marriage. Most urban blacks have little or no personal contact with marriage or even monogamy. The concept of a father being present in a household is completely foreign. And just today it was reported that in New York City, 41% of all pregnancies end in abortion. Among blacks in NYC, the figure is a jaw- dropping 60%.

 

They are taught that drug use is desireable and normal, and that drug trafficking is just a means of making easy money.

As a result of all of this, in combination with labor unions and a general rejection of Judeo-Christian morality by all people, we are now staring down the barrel of a total societal and economic collapse as engineered and executed by Marxist elites over the past 50 years. The welfare and entitlement state has reached critical mass. The entire system is about to implode, and it will take ALL OF US with it. Because our culture has been reduced to an animalistic self-absorption, this collapse will not be like the Great Depression. Men will not take any job they can find to support their family – because men stopped supporting their families decades ago. Men will not take any job they can find in order to feed themselves, because men have been conditioned to believe that honest work is for “suckas”.

At this point, some of you reading this may already be feeling very uncomfortable with what I have just said. You may be thinking me “racist” and “bigoted”. Of course you are. You have been conditioned your whole life to have that reaction.  We have been conditioned to believe that any statement of truth, rooted in direct observation and objective evidence MUST be “bigoted”. We have been conditioned to believe that anything that discerns between two or more options, and determines that one option is superior or inferior to any other option is an act of evil, which is named “discrimination”. We have been conditioned to believe that the only morally acceptable stance on anything is complete indiscrimination – in other words, ANYTHING GOES. According to our culture, if I watch the videos above and discern with my powers of observation, reason, intellect and transcendent universal morality (called the Natural Law) that they are, without a doubt evil, then the problem is with ME. I am the evil that must be eliminated. I am the stumbling block to a utopian culture. If I would just sit down and shut up and embrace evil, then there would be no conflict in the world. By engaging in rational thought, I am perpetrating a hate crime. The only way for me to be a “good person” in this world is for me to utterly abandon Reason and Truth. And as I have stated many, many times on this blog, Reason and Truth are a Person, and His Name is Jesus Christ. Oh, yes. Satan is most assuredly afoot in the land.

If you are still feeling latent guilt about criticizing the rap/hip-hop culture, I would invite you to simply defend it. Go back to the two videos above and find me ONE example of virtue, goodness, selflessness, generosity, humility or LOVE. Go ahead. DEFEND IT. Defend pure satanic evil. Tell me about “diversity”, “cultural differences”, “artistic license” and “tolerance” whilst defending and justifying this:

“Diva in the room, she blowin me just like a band horn / Got her on her knees, the same knees that she be prayin on.”

Tell me who the racist is: me, or a man who proclaims, “I am not human.” My God, what more do you need? What more is there? Satan has these people denying their own humanity. I’m trying to reassert and proclaim the humanity and infinite dignity of Lil Wayne and everyone who listens to him. Lil Wayne IS A HUMAN, made in the image of God. God made the universe so that He could create and love Lil Wayne. Christ went to the Cross with Lil Wayne’s face in His mind, and “Wayne” on His lips. Yeah. Jesus that hateful bigot.

In the cities today, more than half of all black children are murdered by their own mothers before they are delivered. Abortion is obviously being used as contraception. Over the past 40 years, nearly 20 million black human beings have been murdered in utero in the United States alone. This means that there should be at least 20 million more black people in this country than there are today – and that isn’t counting the children and grandchildren that would have been born to those aborted black Americans by now. It is a geometric progression. I mourn those lost souls. I mourn the lost potential. This country would not be in death throes that it is in if those children were alive today. If our culture valued human life and thus prevented those children from being killed, God would still be shedding His grace on us. If our culture valued human life, then the rap/hip-hop culture would not even exist. It would have been consigned to the dustbin of history by a collective moral action of the people long ago, and almost all black children would be born to a mother and father, united in marriage, just as they were 60 years ago. One of the objective proofs of the brokenness of our culture is the fact that there aren’t nearly as many black people in our population as there should be. Now, what was it you were saying about Ann being a klannish racist?

What is the solution? I would assume that most everyone reading this blog already has a zero tolerance policy for rap/hip-hop. But we have to do something, because the opposite of love is indifference. As long as we are here in this world, we are COMMANDED to love our neighbor. This means that indifference is impossible. The only thing we can do is start speaking up about this, and not be afraid of being called racist. I hope that there are some black readers out there, because the key to killing the rap/hip-hop culture of death lies squarely in the lap of the black Christian community. They are going to have to rise up and end it themselves.

Like I said, I think we are too far gone to get out of this peacefully. But, if there is a war coming, it is absolutely critical that we know the depth and scope of the evil that we are up against. The rap/hip- hop culture gives us a window into hell itself. As Our Lord told us in Matthew 10:

“Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for My sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles.”

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I really can’t add anything to this except Oooh-rah!:

Thank you Ann for having the courage to stand fast in the face of evil.  
 
Since I am adding my name to the list of .gov scrutiny (pretty sure I was already on it but certitude is a wonderful thing) I thought I would say hello to my little friends:  
 
To all commies, marxists, crony capitalists, fascists etc reading this email please know that we will never allow you to continue to destroy the flock.  You should know that attempting to kill God will only result in deeper and abiding faith within our hearts.  
 
Please know that we hear the screaming of the unborn and do not weep but rather sharpen our swords for we know that we are already God’s children and should you somehow miraculously manage to kill us, we will only serve to inspire more faithful to destroy you.  
 

Let no one mistake our intention, we will not precipitate violence but you already know that you have pulled the pin on the economy and its collapse will bring the fight  you have been prodding for months and months.  Somewhere in the back of your wretched, sickened minds you know there will be judgement for you.  It’s coming. 

James (Son of Zebedee) 
Warrior

Barnhardt Jumps the Shark (Gulp)

Well, I prayed and prayed and finally came to the conclusion that I would do what everyone and their uncle has been telling, begging and pleading with me to do for years and monetize this website.  If God wants me to live in a train station, then the donation button will be lightly used.  If not, then, er, not.  If you think that I am doing the wrong thing, then please pray that it all explodes in my face as soon as possible.  If you think that I’m doing the right thing, then please pray for natural disaster victims, people with cancer, my enemies, your enemies, the conversion of the pagans, whatever moves you.

In all seriousness, I am hoping that this generates enough to compensate me for the time I spend on it and hopefully pay the rent.  Ideally, I would like to do janitorial and housekeeping work in the mornings, as it is always a much better day when one gets up early with a specific place to be and physical labor to be done, and then come back to the van in the afternoon and write and/or record a podcast.  Those of you who have done janitorial work know what I mean when I say how much I enjoy it, and don’t want to give it up.  Yep.  I write educational, instructive and entertaining essays and provide punditry in order to support my toilet-scrubbing hobby.  Absolutely.

The good news is that I feel that I need to step up content delivery, and have thus resolved to make more posts AND to start doing audio podcasts.  For some reason, and I have no clue what it is, people like listening to me talk.  With my voice.  I routinely deliver audiences ten times above normal when I do interview shows, and this has been going on ever since I went viral in April of ARSH 2011, so I guess I’ll go ahead and record myself ranting once per week and put it on YouTube.  I have a headset with a microphone, so this is very doable in the Van.  Do you have any questions or topics you would like for me to address on a podcast?  Please shoot me an email with PODCAST in the subject and I’ll glean topics from that.

Here is what is NOT going to happen.  I am NOT going to change my voice or tone.  I am NOT going to adjust what I say and write in order to maximize cash flows.  This is the problem that I see out in the world – people with soapboxes and bully pulpits who allow their rhetoric to be steered and calibrated – always toward the weak-tea side of the spectrum – by their revenue stream.  “Oh, I can’t say that!  I might lose a bunch of donors!”  Nope.  Not here.

I figure I’ve got the Ol’ Devil cornered, as a bunch of people are going to have the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered for them as a result of this, so no matter what happens, there will always be that, and the Devil can never undo that.

And don’t forget, a donation here will send you straight to the top of some FEDGOV list, so you’ll have that going for you too, which is nice.

The button is to your right, and for all benefactors past, present and future, thank you.  I know what money is – I know that YOUR money is a proxy for your labor and your capacity to produce and create, in other words, your money is a little piece of your life.  When you give that to someone, you aren’t just giving them zeroes and ones on a bank server.  You are giving a piece of yourself, measured in time.  I get it.  For that please know how grateful and humbled I am.  Truly, thank you.

 

#TOLDYA #TOLDYA Confirmed today: Unemployment numbers all faked AND Obamacare website code NEVER EVEN WRITTEN.

I don’t relish in this.  I put these posts up to make the point that there will be absolutely no room for any arguments about how “we had no idea that the Obama putsch regime was malevolent” or “we were taken totally by surprise”.  As I have been saying for years and years, PEOPLE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR GOVERNMENT, and an iniquitous gutter republic, such as yours (I renounce any association or connection to the abortion of an overthrown nation-state formerly called the United States of America  – I am stateless) that has the temerity to STILL crow about being “the land of the free and the home of the brave” and further continues to wave a now-meaningless founding legal document that begins with the words, “WE THE PEOPLE…”, oh you have NO possible argument to make.  You own this, and there is nothing “surprising” about any of it.  This was all EASILY called YEARS ago.

Let’s start with the confirmation today of the Obamacare website being a non-functional false facade; a Potempkin Village.  Yep.  I called that here on October 19th.  Item 3.  Let’s see.  These people all lie, and Chao admitted today that 40% of the code has yet to be written, so that probably means that 80% of the code has yet to be written.  Hmmm.  That would mean that there was just enough code written to get people’s personal information…   And they launched a website knowing full well that it wouldn’t function BECAUSE THE UNDERLYING CODE DID. NOT. EXIST.  Chaos and crisis is the objective, people.  If you cannot comprehend this, then there is basically nothing that can be done.  Mark my words, the “fix” will be “Medicare For All”, aka Single Payer government controlled health care from top to bottom.  And they’ve set it up so that you people will be literally BEGGING them to do it.  So. Totally. Predictable.

Next, let’s go WAY back and revisit some of my comments on the fake-fake-fakety-fake unemployment numbers, which were confirmed as such today.  Let’s also take this opportunity, while we are looking at obvious, repeating-like-clockwork tactics of Marxist tyrannies, to revisit the terrifying zenith that history tells us is very, very much a possibility here:

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7.8%?  I called it months ago.  So. Predictable.
Posted by Ann Barnhardt October 8, ARSH 2012

POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – MARCH 6, AD 2011 9:42 PM MST

…In my opinion, the “best-case scenario” would be continued inflation at roughly the pace we are experiencing now until Obama is removed from office. I am of the considered opinion that there is absolutely ZERO chance for any stabilization or recovery so long as the Obama regime holds power. ZERO. Why would there be? The Obama regime is actively and consciously trying to destroy the United States and its economy.

Do you think these people are going to wake up one morning, come to Jesus, and suddenly stop their war against this country? I wouldn’t count on it.

Further, don’t be fooled by ANY statistics coming out of Washington D.C. The unemployment numbers are as fake as a three dollar bill. So are the consumer confidence and consumer price index numbers. They are completely and totally fabricated, and will show “improvement” as we move closer to the 2012 elections. It has already started with last week’s completely phoney unemployment figures.

Analyzing these figures is as much of an absurd waste of time as analyzing Chinese economic data. THEY’RE MAKING IT ALL UP. IT HAS NO ANCHOR IN REALITY WHATSOEVER. Don’t be a patsy. Don’t be their stooge. WAKE UP. Look at the price of gold. Look at the price of crude. Look at the price of cotton. Look at the price of corn.

I look at these analysts trying to act like they’re above it all, dutifully studying and quoting these fraudulent datasets in a vain attempt to map “analogue years” and interpret all of this as if it were somehow normal. The only word that comes to my mind is: PATHETIC. It’s just pathetic to watch people living their lives in denial just because they want to maintain their position in their social circle or industry clique. PATHETIC. What’s worse is that they are willing to sacrifice the wealth and well-being of their clients and consultees in order to maintain their deluded little worldview. Don’t you be their patsy. Don’t you be pathetic. Don’t you fall for their deluded denial of obvious reality. Please.

And then . . . 

POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT – MAY 4, AD 2012 8:55 PM MST

3. Once again, just making sure everyone understands the sickening farce that is the “unemployment figure.” I said last year (on the radio) that the reported “unemployment number” would be UNDER EIGHT PERCENT no matter what in Q4 2012. Sure enough, it appears that I will be proven exactly right. Is this because unemployment is going down? HELLZ NO! Real unemployment is climbing consistently, and is probably north of 20%.

I’m not psychic. I’m not a prophet. I don’t hear voices. I simply am NOT STUPID, I have read history, and I have the stones to acknowledge obvious, objective reality. How anyone could NOT see all of this stuff coming is completely beyond me. You can see all of these things coming miles and miles away.

And by the way, this applies to my fears about Obama being assassinated. Seriously, how stupid and balless do you have to be in order to honestly argue and believe that COMMUNISTS are not capable of killing anyone? How stupid and balless do you have to be to convince yourself that COMMUNISTS, who murdered AT MINIMUM 250 million people in the 20th century alone, would be incapable of murdering a dim-witted, drug addicted homosexual puppet in order to completely overthrow and cement power over the largest economy and largest military force the world has ever seen?

IF Obama is false-flag assassinated, there won’t be any “chain of succession” issues. Joe Biden will never, ever be POTUS, no matter what. If Obama is false-flag assassinated the Constitution will be suspended, a “provisional government” will be announced and martial law declared.

I shouldn’t be surprised by the abject and complete ignorance of history – even recent 20th century history, the normalcy bias and tunnel vision anymore, but I still am.

I am worried that Obama will be taken out by his own people for exactly the same reason that I called this phoney-baloney unemployment crap months and months ago – because it is ALL SO INCREDIBLY PREDICTABLE, and the populace is too stupid and deluded to even see how predictable it all is.