On the Transvestite Waiter, and Other Metaphysics Lessons

1.  I will continue to write commentary on current events in order to get as many people as possible to move to the Poop Deck (see post below) instead of jumping overboard, which is death.  I have learned from the metaphysics class that it is indeed important to know and understand the CAUSES of things.  It is important to understand people and circumstances as exhaustivly as possible, because this is how they become intelligible.  Without knowing causes, the world becomes unintelligible.  This is why I won’t “drop” the whole issue of Obama’s origins, puppet masters and ineligibility.  This is why I have railed since literally day one of the Francis pontificate about his actions in Buenos Aires and his Peronist-Fascist-Jesuit politics.  You can’t make heads or tails of Obama’s and the Washington regime’s actions if you refuse to investigate much less accept who these people are, and thus the CAUSES.  You can’t make heads or tails of the Francis pontificate if you refuse to investigate and deal with who he is, what he has done, and what he believes.

Q.  How could Obama and the Washington regime be so seemingly inept?
A.  They AREN’T inept.  They WANT what remains of the US to collapse.  They WANT to facilitate the reformation of the Caliphate.  The WANT to create as many crises as possible, because crises and chaos enable them to grab more power.

Q.  How could Pope Francis keep making blunder after blunder, saying and doing things that are turned into massive media victories for the enemies of The Church?
A.  Because they aren’t blunders.  It is all but certain that he knows exactly what he is doing, and the effect it is having.  It is all but certain that his objective is amassing as much personal power as he can through worldly popularity, and everything else, including The Church and the souls of every human being on the planet, can LITERALLY be damned in service to that goal.

If we investigate and accept the objective reality of the CAUSES of things, then and only then are they intelligible, and then and only then can we formulate correct responses built on a solid foundation of the Truth.  Failure to do this leads to such consequences as the overthrow and destruction of one’s country, or losing one’s faith.  This is why Pollyannaism is so dangerous and devoid of any virtue whatsoever.  We must move to the Poop Deck not because we deny that there is a storm – we go to the Poop Deck precisely because we acknowledge that there IS a storm, and that it is only Our Lord who can and will save us in the fullness of His time.

2.   Let’s talk about Concupiscible and Irascible Appetites, because understanding what they are and how they get perverted explains a lot.

The Concupiscible Appetite is what makes our souls long after things that are pleasant to the senses (like bacon) and avoid those things that are unpleasant to the senses (like Justin Bieber). So, we LOVE bacon, and when we achieve bacon we experience DELIGHT.  When we do not achieve bacon, we experience DESIRE.  Contrariwise, we HATE Justin Bieber*, and when being exposed to Justin Bieber is possible but not accomplished, we experience AVERSION, and when we actually do experience the evil of Bieber we feel sadness and sorrow.  So that’s how the Concupiscible Appetites work.

(* We don’t actually HATE Justin Bieber, and in fact we must pray for that repellant little jerk-wit, because man, it’s not looking good for him if he wraps his Ferrari around a light pole this afternoon.  But you have to admit, the Bacon-Bieber thing was a pretty awesome pedagogical device, huh?)

Now the Irascible Appetites.  This is what makes our souls long after DIFFICULT goods – in other words, things that require us to overcome something unpleasant in order to achieve something virtuous or good.  A very base example that springs to mind is the muscle soreness that goes along with all forms of exercise.  Because we are rightly attracted to the idea of being physically sound and fit we exercise in spite of and push through the unpleasantness of the fatigue and soreness in order to achieve the good of physical fitness and strength.  The highest example is carrying our crosses through life in this Vale of Tears in order to achieve the very attractive goal of heaven.  If our goal is obtainable, then we have HOPE.  If the difficult good is something unobtainable, then we experience despair.  Contrariwise, when we encounter evils that are surmountable, even though they are repulsive we must have COURAGE to meet those evils and overcome them in order to achieve the good beyond, such as sacrificing material possessions, money or public esteem in order to do “the right thing” rather than capitulate to evil.  Yes, the idea of losing all one’s worldly goods, or even one’s life, is certainly repulsive, but courage overcomes the repulsion.  This is why Courage is the Fruit of the Third Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary (the Crowning with Thorns).  If the difficult evil is insurmountable, then we experience FEAR.

Pope Francis is a Modernist and a Materialist.  He views the world and human beings as material, economic units.  He does not have a proper balance between the Concupiscible and Irascible Appetites.  He is focused almost entirely on the CONCUPISCIBLE appetites.  This is why he talks almost exclusively about people in terms of their MATERIAL WEALTH.  The Poor, The Poor, The Poor.  Not the Poor IN SPIRIT, because that encompasses BOTH the concupiscible and irascible appetites.  No, with him, being a Peronist-Fascist, which is a subset of Marxism, the world and human beings are framed completely by the concupiscible SENSE appetites.  So, give “the poor” more free stuff.  The biggest problems in the world today are “youth unemployment” and “the loneliness of old people” – NOT sin or the consequences of sin, namely the loss of heaven and eternal damnation to hell, which are supernatural realities.

What this skewed emphasis on the Concupiscible Appetites leads to, as we see with Francis, is Materialism, which then feeds selfishness, pride and the gaping maw of the ego.  Me, me, me.  I want to get to go up to Communion like everyone else, because I FEEL excluded.  I refuse to believe that anything that makes a person “FEEL GOOD”, including adultery, contraception, fornication and sodomy, could possibly be a sin, because me, me, me, me.  But enough about me.  Let’s talk about ME.  If I give you free stuff, or tell other people that they should give you free stuff, and if I tell you that your sins aren’t sins and OF COURSE you can come up and have Communion because that will make you FEEL good, and then you will like ME!  Because who cares about virtue and carrying crosses.  Blah, blah, blah.  No one wants to hear about sin and judgment and hell and redemptive suffering and old-fashioned Catholic nonsense like that.  The only way for man to achieve happiness and thus perfection, is through MATERIAL WEALTH.

This kowtowing to the Sense Appetites to the specific exclusion of the Virtuous Appetites generates the adoration of the teeming throngs (aka “economic units”) and thus feeds the pride and ego, which is the goal of the morally crippled man.

Given this, we are confronted with a very troubling pattern.  Pope Francis does not seem to oppose abortion because it is morally wrong to murder an innocent human being.  If you look back at his remarks about abortion and how he frames them, it seems that even his anti-abortion stance is framed in the context of materialism and human beings as economic units.  He speaks of abortion as a symptom of a “throw-away culture”.  He complains that one of the great evils in our time is how we throw away food – a material commodity.  And sometimes within the very same train of thought compares abortion to the throwing away of food – except it is the throwing away of a baby.  A human being is not a material commodity, but Pope Francis seems to parse these ideas within the same framework: a materialist framework.  Murdering babies is wrong not because a “unit” has been “wasted”.  It is wrong to murder a baby because every human being is a SUBJECT, with the primordial right to life so that he may know, love and serve God in this world, and be happy with Him forever, gazing upon the Beatific Vision for all eternity in the next.  And, as Our Lord tells us again and again, this world is a Vale of Tears, the gate is narrow, and the only way to heaven is to take up our crosses and be crucified with Christ.  These words speak to the IRASCIBLE appetites far, far more than the concupiscible sense appetites.  Pope Francis gives every indication of being deeply, deeply unsound on these truths.

3.  With regards to the Synod, we have to understand that the damage is already done.  The lying propaganda has already been promulgated and the world now believes, thanks to the satanic media, that the Catholic Church has abrogated not only the 6th Commandment, but also the entire notion of sin, the Natural Law, and Truth itself.  It is done.  It is a fait accompli.  Millions if not billions of people have been CONFIRMED in MORTAL SIN.  And Pope Francis is loved and hailed as a hero for doing it, or at least enabling it to be done.  I engaged a waiter at a restaurant in small talk a few days ago, and the first thing out of his mouth was praise for Francis.  It went like this:
“Yeah, I left the Church and haven’t been to Mass since 1991, but I really like Francis.  He is more gentle.  He’s really good.”  Why does this likely apostate like Francis?  Because Pope Francis has probably thrown a bucket of water on the last little flame of guilty conscience inside that man’s heart – Pope Francis has removed that last little thorn digging at his heart for his likely sins, his failure to confess them, and even his rejection of Jesus Christ and His Church itself.  This makes Francis “gentle” and “good” in the eyes of the world.

4.  Finally, I was in a different restaurant a couple of weeks ago and the waiter was a transvestite.  Not a drag queen, but a man who was clearly trying to pass as a woman.  I called him “Miss” when flagging him over to the table, and when he approached and spoke, only then did I realize it was a man.  Even though he was clearly TRYING to pass for a woman, I still felt guilty for calling him “Miss”.  And then, during a conversation about all of these horrific goings-on in the Church and the damage that Francis and the rest of them have done whilst sitting in the same restaurant with the tranny waiter flitting past, I was suddenly quite overcome, to the point of tears, by the fact that the odds were extremely high that the waiter, if he dies any time soon, will be lost to hell, and that Pope Francis actually has INCREASED those odds tremendously.  Work-a-day people have heard from the Pope himself and now mistakenly believe more strongly than ever before that mercy is permissiveness.  Now map that onto the entire planet, and feel the horror.

That’s 1900 words.  If you will excuse me, I am going to confession now, and then spend some quality time kneeling beside Sleeping Beauty trying not to be scared back on the Poop Deck.

It's safe here.

It’s safe here.

 

Starting Thursday Off Right: Asleep Under the Poop Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

Master, doth it not concern Thee that we perish?  Mark 4: 38.    Rembrandt, Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee. ARSH 1633. Oil on canvas. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Master, doth it not concern Thee that we perish? Mark 4: 38. Rembrandt, Christ in the Storm on the Lake of Galilee. ARSH 1633. Oil on canvas. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that the ship was filled. And He was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake Him, and say to him: Master, doth it not concern thee that we perish? And rising up, He rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm. And He said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet? And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey Him?  Mark 4: 37-40 A friend sent me an email the other day with the following line, elegantly articulating the current Synod disaster: “The apostles are, as usual, showing off as the waves smash around; we pray for them and they remain despite their sometimes startlingly sub-average intelligence – the thread that binds us to the Master sleeping under the poop…. To Him be all glory.” The Poop is the raised deck or cabin in the stern (the hinder part) of a boat or ship.  That is where Our Lord was having His little snooze.  This is, it is ever-more difficult to deny, the worst tempest to ever toss the Barque of Peter.  The past heresies, especially those in the first thousand years of the Church, including Arianism, Donatism, Manichaeism, etc., were all – I can’t believe I’m typing this – SUBTLE compared to what is going on now.  What is going on now is new territory – the denial of the NATURAL LAW, which by definition human beings can easily know and understand even OUTSIDE THE CHURCH.  All human cultures know and understand marriage.  All human cultures know that sodomy is wrong.  All human beings, including those who NEVER knew or know the Church will be judged on the Natural Law.  The pre-Columbian Amazon Basin dweller was/will be judged on the sin of Sodomy, because sodomy is known to every human being as grave sin through the Natural Law. But, we must trust Our Lord, even though it seems that He is having a nap while this all goes on.  How can we be surprised by this?  How can our faith be shaken when there have been countless prophecies and apparitions of Our Lady warning of exactly these events, as it is now crystal clear?  Cardinal against Cardinal and bishop against bishop, mass apostasy, confusion about who actually is the pope, a “destroyer pope”, and on and on.  La Salette, Akita, Fatima, St. Franics….  And, as I and many others have said over and over again, how could we POSSIBLY expect God to continue to bless a culture that is the largest cult of child sacrifice, sodomy and theft ever seen in human history?  How could we expect God to turn a blind eye to the sacrilege and heresy that is endemic to almost every Novus Ordo Mass offered on the planet for the last 46 years – while the entire Church sat in the silence of complicity, more concerned with worldly approval than the Sacred, Wounded Heart of Our Blessed Lord, and His Mother? So, yes, He is sleeping under the poop as the storm rages, as my friend put it, but we must remember His admonition: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet? He will rise up, and He will say, “Peace, be still.”  And the Barque of Peter will be saved from these devils, and it will lower its nets and bring in a great harvest of souls.  We know this.  We CANNOT doubt this.  So, while I, in my weakness, like everyone else, keep thinking, “Please wake up, please wake up, we’re dying, we’re dying”, I am just going to go back to the poop deck and kneel down next to Him, stare at His Holy Face and watch Him sleep until He sees fit to wake up.  And if I do that, I know that I will be totally and completely safe. See you on the poop deck!

Giblets

1.  As in edible fowl offal.  Various bird guts.  I have always pronounced it “jib-lets”, not “gibb-lets”.  “The Gibb-lets” was the original name of the Bee-Gees.  True story.  Not that there is actually “truth”.  But, I consulted my conscience, and … yeah.  I’m going with that, because it has the odor of newness, and so it must be my truth, as I have encountered and tenderly caressed it.

2.  Yes, of course the Washington regime (I’m just going to stop using the Obama appellation, because it just feeds the confusion.  Obama the man is inconsequential, except in the context of point 3 below, as we have discussed previously) is gunning to expose American soldiers to Ebola  by deploying them to West Africa and then carry it back here.  It is just like the plot in Aliens, wherein the “company” sends sleazy Carter Burke to make certain that at least some of the Marines and Ripley are implanted with Xenomorph embryos, and then frozen for transport home in order to get past quarantine and get the Alien species back to earth so that it can be weaponized.

3.  The only purpose Obama actually serves his handlers now is as a “victim” of a false-flag assassination or assassination attempt.  I will keep restating this in the hopes that I am wrong.  However, as I tweeted not long ago, all of this Secret Service reportage looks suspiciously like laying the “background” for this narrative.  Remember, the press is 110% an operational arm of the Washington/Megabank power structure.  The “press” doesn’t pass a popcorn toot without being told to do so.  This Secret Service stuff is being reported for a reason.

4.  Speaking of which, so when are you going to enjoin a media strike?  Why are you STILL paying for and subsidizing satanic propaganda and agitporn?  One of the approved apparitions of Our Lady included a prophecy from her about people being addicted to entertainment right before World War 3.  Yup.  One of the huge problems I see today is the tendency for teevee shows to romanticize criminality and particularly political corruption.  I quit teevee in February of ARSH 2009, and then watched old shows on Netflix until moving into “The Van”, but have now quit even that.  I understand that these streaming services are producing extremely high-quality serial “teevee” shows, and that “teevee”, as opposed to big screen cinema, is experiencing a comeback in terms of production quality and thus popularity, with each episode being its own little movie.  The problem I see is that these shows paint psychopathic arch-criminals as likable, sympathetic characters.  I suppose it started with The Sopranos, but now the focus is on politicians.  There is a show with Julia Louis-Dreyfus as the Vice President (?) and also a show starring Kevin Spacey – who is a naturally LIKABLE actor – cast as a murderous, psychopath who is also a very high-ranking U.S. Congressman or some such.  What this does – this blurring of fantasy and real life, this business of normalizing and then trivializing, and then MAKING SYMPATHETIC people who should be tried and executed – is to deaden what little remaining sense of outrage remains or extinguish the understaning of the urgent need to defend oneself and one’s family and society from these people.  It’s just entertainment.  It will work itself out.  It isn’t real.  It doesn’t have anything to do with me.  IT’S JUST TEEVEE.  “Man, that Frank Underwood is one evil bastard, but I can’t wait to see what he does next, and I can’t help rooting for him!”

The problem is, real-life Washington D.C. and the halls of power all over the western world are filled with real-life Frank Underwoods, who will burn, rape and pillage everything and everyone you know and love to the ground without hesitation, and yes, many of them, being psychopaths, are “charming” and superficially “likable”.  Desensitization to these people and the very, very real crimes they are committing by turning it all into an entertainment vector is bad, bad business.  The News-Entertainment channels are bad enough.  This stuff is REAL, and the coming war is most definitely going to be REAL.  This isn’t a television serial, and it sure as heck isn’t going to be “entertaining”.

MONSTERS. ARE. REAL.

Except their names aren’t “Frank Underwood”, etc.  Their names are Harry Reid, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Billary Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Obama, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Michael Bloomberg, and on and on and on…

5.  I tweeted the Patrick Archbold piece yesterday about finally acknowledging that satan is actively trying to destroy the Church, and this Synod mess is satan’s doing.  And then I saw his previous piece FINALLY admitting that the United States is over, dead, finished and is never coming back, and that there will be a big honking war before any “resetting” or rebuilding can occur.  It’s just so darn good to hear other people say this.  FINALLY.  It only took six years of an Indonesian national communist-musloid imbecile plant usurping the White House to figure it out, but hey, better late then never.  It’s open invite.  Invite all of your friends.

6.  Ted Cruz’ wife, Heidi, is a Goldman Sachs executive.  Hadn’t said that in a while.  Just need to keep that fresh.

7.  And, as a corollary, let’s just restate the Barnhardt Axiom while we’re at it: Seeking and/or holding office, especially national-level office, is, in and of itself, proof that a given person is psychologically and morally unfit to hold public office.

Let me put it this way.  If a man in Germany in January of 1944 announced that he was going to join the Nazi Party so that he could “improve it and correct its problems from the inside out”, you’d know he was full of poop up to his eyebrows, right?  No decent human being could join the Nazi Party in ARSH 1944 because A.) it was clear that it was evil and B.) such a system of pure evil could never be “fixed” – the only solution is to destroy it.  Anyone who would voluntarily engage and associate themselves with the Nazi Party and the Third Reich would be doing so because they wanted a piece of the power and largesse and didn’t care that the entire edifice was intrinsically evil.  It is the same thing now.  No moral human being can possibly, possibly engage this system as a legitimate government worthy of the participation of the non-criminal class of citizenry.  Decent human beings do not join the Nazi Party.  Or the mob.  Or Goldman Sachs.  Or the musloid political system.  It is simply impossible.  So, given that, ANYONE who seeks office in the former United States today is, BY DEFINITION, morally and psychologically unfit to hold office.

8.  And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.

Romans 1: 28-32

But they also that consent to them that do them.

9.  Time for this again.  The wonderful Orbis Factor troped Kyrie with the soul-piercing drone.  Words in Latin and English below.

Latin:

1. Orbis factor rex aeterne, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
2. Pietatis rex immense, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
3. Noxas omnes nostras pelle, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
4. Christe qui lux es mundi dator vitae, eleison. Christe, eleison. Christe, eleison.
5. Arte laesos daemonis intuere, eleison. Christe, eleison. Christe, eleison.
6. Conservans te credentes confirmansque, eleison. Christe, eleison. Christe, eleison.
7. Deum scimus unum atque trinum esse, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
8. Patrem tuum teque flamen utrorumque, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.
9. Clemens nobis adsis paraclite ut vivamus in te, eleison. Kyrie, eleison. Kyrie, eleison.

English:

1. Maker of the world, King eternal, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
2. O immense King of pity, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
3. Drive off all our evils, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
4. Christ who art the light of the world and giver of life, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
5. Consider the wounds produced by the devil’s art, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
6. Keeping and confirming thy believers, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us. Christ, have mercy upon us.
7. We know that God is one and three, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
8. Thou and thy Father, an equal light, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.
9. Thou, merciful unto us, art present with the Holy Spirit that we might live in thee, have mercy upon us. Lord, have mercy upon us.

 

Diabolical disorientation? Oh, yeah baby. We are THERE.

(Green text indicates sarcasm or the voice of the liar, as is the form around here.  Gotta make that clear.  Sigh.)

So a friend in Riverville turned me on to a Metaphysics class that I could listen to, and good grief are you people in trouble now!  Metaphysics is kind of trippy-wippy as it is, in extremely simple terms, the study of “being”, and not for everyone to be sure.  But, amongst all of the tall, dense weeds that one must wade through, glorious clearings open up, and there are truths therein that every single human being can use in day to day life to be… wiser.  And we LUUUURV wisdom, because Proverbs 1:7 tells us, “The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.  Fools despise Wisdom and instruction.”

I have listened to three hours of lecture so far covering exactly eight paragraphs of text, and have half-a-dozen essay topics already, all of which illuminate what exactly it is that is going on in these dark days, both in the secular realm and in the Church.

The first:  So… what in the blue, fiery blazes is happening with this Synod on the Family thingy?

In short, the infiltrators of the Church are trying to accomplish nothing less than the total destruction of the Church.  They subscribe to the satanic heresy of MODERNISM, which is, quite possibly, the worst heresy ever.  Pope St. Pius X called Modernism “the synthesis of all heresies”, meaning all heresies combined.  Think of Modernism as the Super Wal-Mart of heresies.  EVERYTHING is in there.  And here’s where the metaphysics comes in.

Allegory:  A Modernist wallowing at the slop trough of heresy.

Allegory: A Modernist wallowing at the WalMartian bottomless slop trough of heresy.

Modernism denies that there are any UNIVERSALS.  Universals, in this metaphysical context, means things that DO NOT CHANGE.  You know, like… God, Truth, His Law, Scripture and even mankind itself.  Modernists, denying that there are any universals, thus insist that EVERYTHING is in a constant state of flux, and thus NOTHING can ever be parsed or … wait for it … JUDGED within the stable matrix of UNCHANGING TRUTH.

Y’all see where we’re going with this?

So, for example, Our Blessed Lord, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead, God Almighty Incarnate said in Matthew 19, “And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.”  The “except it be” means that a husband can “put away” his cheating wife, but it in NO WAY says that he is free to marry another woman while the wife is still alive.  He is not.  The “except it be” is referring to the putting away, NOT “dissolving” the marriage.

So Modernists, denying that there is any such thing as a UNIVERSAL unchanging truth, blow off the words of Our Blessed Lord, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead, God Almighty Incarnate, by saying things like this: “To search for what it is the Lord now asks of His Church, the need to listen to the rhythm of our time and feel the smell the people of today…”

Because, you know, everything’s DIFFERENT now, because everything is in a constant state of flux, there is NO SUCH THING as UNCHANGING TRUTH, so what Our Blessed Lord, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead, God Almighty Incarnate said and the Holy Ghost recorded through the pen of St. Matthew is real cute and all, but come on.  That was 2000 years ago.  Maybe that applied to THOSE PEOPLE THEN, but no one seriously believes that you can apply these ideas to us today, because WE’RE DIFFERENT.  The world is different.  The CHURCH IS DIFFERENT.  And, let’s be honest, people today aren’t just different – we’re BETTER.  We have EVOLVED.  And the Church, why it’s never been better!  And how could it not be, because it has US, the new, different, BETTER men populating it!  

And so even what Pope St. John Paul the Second The Greatest Pope EVAH said just a few years ago about the indissolubility of marriage, heck that was SO THIRTY YEARS AGO, dude.  And tomorrow, when Sister Joan wants to marry a dead female poodle, or whatever, then this will be fine because “the rhythm of the time” and the acrid stench, er, excuse me, the perfume of the people will be different than it is today, and WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE anyway, because there is no such thing as universal, unchanging truth, therefore the entire notion of judging particular situations and actions is completely IMPOSSIBLE.  How can anyone, including God Almighty, possibly say that ANYTHING is “intrinsically disordered” if there is no referential matrix that we can judge any particular thing against, because EVERYTHING is constantly changing?  New Spirit.  New Springtime. New Pentecost.  Let us “Sing a New Church into being”, as the common Novus Ordo hymn says. 

Folks, this demonic, Modernist garbage is the living, breathing definition of “diabolical disorientation”.  We’re there.  Satan is now trying to completely undermine and destroy in the minds of men the entire notion of universal, unchanging truth.

Ending on a positive note:

…And the Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.

“That is, the powers of darkness, and whatever Satan can do, either by himself, or his agents. For as the Church is here likened to a house, or fortress, built on a rock; so the adverse powers are likened to a contrary house or fortress, the gates of which, that is, the whole strength, and all the efforts it can make, will never be able to prevail over the city or Church of Christ. By this promise we are fully assured, that neither idolatry, heresy, nor any pernicious error whatsoever shall at any time prevail over the Church of Christ.”

Starting Friday Off Right: Seat of Wisdom Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

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A Prayer to Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom
by Saint Thomas Aquinas

O Mary, Seat of Wisdom, so many persons of common intellect have made through your intercession admirable progress in their studies.
I hereby choose you as my guardian and patron of my studies. I humbly ask you to obtain for me the grace of the Holy Spirit, so that from now on I can understand more quickly, retain more readily, and express myself more fluently. May the example of my life serve to honor you and your Son, Jesus. Amen.

“He said he was from Liberia, not Africa…”

From this thread over at Lucianne.com.  Emphases mine.

Reply 29 – Posted by: gone2pot, 10/3/2014 5:50:33 PM (No. 10030644)
It´s us. We are the reason for the panic. We vote for it, educate our kids with it, watch it on TV, “like” and “follow” it, and listen to its music. Here´s anecdotal evidence; my wife´s hospital is caddy corner to Dallas Presby, home of the ebola incident. The docs at her hospital left Presby to start a new, less screwed up system. So, they know Presby and keep in contact with former colleagues. Well, according to the old Presby docs, the thirty-something Dallas Presby nurse´s answer to the CDC was, “He said he was from Liberia, not Africa.” So, next time you want to believe the tin foil hat conspiracy theory answer, remember instead that we ARE that stupid and our stupidity is why we create the cases for panic.

Important Ebola Note

So there is tremendous chatter about this guy from Liberia, and we now have enough of the backstory to see just how maliciously negligent the so-called protection agencies really are.  But what I want to focus on is Thomas Eric Duncan – the Liberian who after hauling his sister’s still living yet rapidly disintegrating body to and from the hospital thought it would be a great idea to take a three-legged flight to Dallas, and then just casually forget to mention at the Dallas emergency room the whole “I hauled my sister, dying of Ebola, to and from the hospital a couple of weeks ago.”

There is speculation that Duncan is a psychopathic arch criminal, or that he was recruited by musloids to make the trip.  Nope.  I doubt this very, very seriously.  Then how in the world, you may ask, could he possibly DO THIS?  I’ll tell you the likely answer if you really want to know, but I warn you, our culture has conditioned even the “strongest” of you to reject the truth I am about to lay out.  Are you sure you want it?  Fair warning has been given.  Complaints will not be fielded.

The AVERAGE I.Q. amongst Liberians is 67.  Anything below 69 is considered severe impairment. Only people who are profoundly mentally retarded, such as with severe Down Syndrome, have lower I.Q. scores, and many folks with milder Down Syndrome actually have I.Q. scores in the 70s and 80s.  What we are talking about in Liberia is the AVERAGE IQ of non-impaired human beings.  AVERAGE.  Which means, by definition, that half the populace is above 67, and half the population is below 67.

CITATION HERE.  A ranking of nations by average IQ.  Fascinating.

Mr. Duncan, in all likelihood, got on a plane bound for Dallas because all was was thinking was “the Americans will save me”.  He gave NO THOUGHT whatsoever to the consequences of his actions or to other human beings, nor did any of his family members, because people who are dim-witted think only about themselves and the immediate gratification of their immediate needs and wants.  We see this manifested in our own western cultures, wherein people who OBVIOUSLY have lower I.Q.s are far, far more prone to crime – such as theft – and sexual promiscuity, as well as drug use, because they lack the powers of impulse control and consideration for other human beings that is an undeniable characteristic that goes along with an IQ that is several standard deviations “left” on the bell curve.  When all you are capable of pondering is yourself and your own physical pleasure, or the maintenance of your own life, when a person or people is so collectively impaired that thinking through the consequences of actions three or four steps ahead, or of thinking of how one’s actions will affect other people, is almost impossible, then Thomas Eric Duncans happen.

The first step to defending against this reality is to ACKNOWLEDGE IT.

People have been saying for years, “This political correctness is going to get us all killed.”

Yes.  Yes, it is.

Now, if you are sitting there squirming thinking that I am being all racist, let me just copy and paste that last sentence and make one little adjustment:

When all you are capable of pondering is yourself and your own physical pleasure, or the maintenance of your own life, when a person or people is so collectively impaired that thinking through the consequences of actions three or four steps ahead, or of thinking of how one’s actions will affect other people, is almost impossible, then contemporary American culture happens.

I wrote this not just to make the point about failing to acknowledge and deal with objective reality, and how that is now LITERALLY going to kill people, I wrote it to hopefully rehabilitate Duncan’s reputation.  I doubt he is a psychopath.  I doubt he is a terrorist operative.  I think he is just a sub-Saharan African who is probably teetering on the precipice of mental retardation, because that is what the odds clearly, clearly dictate.

 

Notes for Apres la Guerre: Part 1, MONETARY THEORY

There can be no hope of a sound rebuilding unless and until people understand what money actually is.  As I covered in Parts One and Two of my Economics Presentation on YouTube, MONEY is a FUNGIBLE PROXY for man’s ability to labor, produce and create THROUGH TIME.  Money isn’t gold.  Money isn’t pieces of paper.  Money isn’t zeroes and ones on a computer server.  Money is human life and effort manifested in an agreed-upon form which is used as a convenient medium of exchange.  This is why, for example, when Jon Corzine swept the MFGlobal accounts, one trader at the Chicago Merc (now housed in the Board of Trade building), who kept the majority of his wealth in his MFGlobal account, precisely because it was, according to the Rule of Law, the safest place to store wealth, walked up to one of my order clerk buddies during the first week of November of ARSH 2011, weeping, and said to him, “It’s all gone.  All those years of work … its all gone.”  Note the units.  YEARS OF WORK.  Not dollars, but “YEARS OF MY LIFE”.  Yep.

Let’s say I have a friend to whom I loan some of my money in the form of cash.  Let’s also say that this friend, after years of study and hard work, has acquired a skill set that I would like to learn – let’s say welding.  There are two ways that my friend can repay his debt to me.  The first is for him to repay me in cash money – which is actually a DERIVATIVE.  The second, and PUREST FORM is to repay me in his TIME and SKILL, which is the true underlying entity.

Okay, so we would now have two choices of the form of repayment if we decide that he will repay me in his time and skill.  First, we set an HOURLY RATE, because humans live their lives passing through time, and thus TIME is the baseline unit.  Let’s say $20 per hour is the rate for tutelage in the skill set of welding.  After every one hour lesson, I can reach into my wallet and hand him a $20 bill, which he would then hand immediately back to me, and I would then reduce the balance on his loan in my ledger by $20.  OR, he could take every $20 bill I hand him over the weeks and months of welding tutelage, put it in an envelope marked “Ann”, and when he had the full balance of the loan saved up, hand me the envelope, and then I would close out the ledger as “paid in full”.  THIS is how most people think they MUST do business.  Since people wrongly think that money is the pure commodity itself, and NOT a mere derivative proxy, they insist that this “You hand me a $20 bill and I hand it back to you” maneuver is necessary.  But it isn’t.  In fact, it is silly.  The SIMPLEST way to repay this debt is for me to simply strike $20 from the loan balance for every hour of tutelage, with no further exchange of cash.  In fact, once the hourly rate for the tutoring has been set, the debt COULD be recorded not in dollars, but in HOURS OF HIS LIFE.

This is why Marxism is so evil, and why the Seventh Commandment (Thou shalt not steal) exists.  Forcibly confiscating the property of one person unjustly and giving it unjustly to another person is an act of violence and degradation – utterly denying and disregarding the humanity of the one (the “rich”), presumably in favor of the other (the “poor”).  When this is done in the name of “charity” or “compassion”, it is, in a way, even more evil.  Hey, at least with Jon Corzine we all know where we stand.  Corzine and the other oligarchs feel free to steal other people’s property because they have no respect whatsoever for other human beings.  When religious leaders falsely paint property confiscation and redistribution as “CHARITY”, which is, remember, a constitutive quality of God, namely the joy at the very existence of another – NOT the indifference to the life and existence of the other to which the denial of property rights is an obvious corollary – this is perhaps even more damaging to society.  It is nothing less than calling good, evil and evil, good.    Too bad the Pope doesn’t seem to have even the faintest understanding of this.  He seems to believe that money is MERE paper, MERE zeroes and ones, with no connection whatsoever to actual human beings, and seems to have not the slightest understanding that it is the FREE GIVING of one’s money or property, which is simply a derivative proxy for one’s human capacity to labor, produce or create THROUGH TIME, that is charity, not being gang-raped by oligarchs spewing platitudes about “the poor”.  And don’t even get me started on his seeming failure to comprehend that government debt monetization is the forcible confiscation of wealth from not just the contemporary non-oligarch class, but also from human beings who do not yet exist, and are thus utterly helpless.  This is what happens when Affirmative Action picks the pope, and the influence of Holy Spirit is refused.  But, “the Church is great precisely because She endures the smallness of men”, as Roberto de Mattei said so eloquently and presciently ten days before the election of Pope Francis.

If nobody even understands what money is, how can we possibly hope to rebuild the economy, banking system and financial markets into something other than yet another iteration of the satanic maw of iniquity and villainy that we are now witnessing the implosion of?  “Same song, second verse” is NOT a satisfactory goal.  Not even close.  Either do it right, or lay down, shut up and stay out of the way so that someone better than you can at least have a clean slate from which to start.  Harsh?  Yep.  But true.  So deal.

The next installment in this series will cover banking theory and regulation.

Pope Francis Bergoglio voluntarily kissing the oligarch who has been instrumental in the pillaging of Argentina, and the violent stratification of the Argentine economy into super-rich micro oligarchy and massive, destitute, immobile underclass.  But then, Peronist-Fascism isn't really about economics or justice, it is about the acquisition and retention of personal power, and nothing more.

Pope Francis Bergoglio voluntarily kissing for the cameras the oligarch Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who has been instrumental in the pillaging of Argentina, and the violent stratification of the Argentine economy into super-rich micro oligarchy and massive, destitute, immobile underclass. But then, Peronist-Fascism isn’t really about economics or justice, it is about the acquisition and retention of personal power, and nothing more.

 

Starting Wednesday Off Right: St. Remigius: Shameless Proselytizer Edition

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.

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Saint Remigius baptizes Clovis I, by the Master of Saint Gilles, c. ARSH 1500 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.)

From CatholicTradition.org:

Clovis, king of all northern Gaul (France), was himself yet a pagan, though not unfriendly to the Church. He had married St. Clotildis, daughter of the Christian king of Burgundians, Chilperic, and she made repeated attempts to convert her husband. In 496, the Alemanni crossed the Rhine and the Franks marched out to drive them back. One account says that St. Clotildis had said to Clovis in taking leave, “My lord, to be victorious invoke the God of the Christians. If you call on Him with confidence, nothing can resist you”; and that the wary Clovis had promised that he would be a Christian if he were victorious. The battle was going badly against him when the king, either reminded of these words or moved by desperation, shouted to the heavens, “O Christ, Whom Clotildis invokes as Son of the Living God, I implore Thy help! I have called upon my gods, and they have no power. I therefore call on Thee. I believe in Thee! Deliver me from my enemies and I will be Baptized in Thy name!” The Franks rallied and turned the tide of battle; the Alemanni were overcome.

Queen St. Clotildis was not trusting to any enthusiasm of victory, and sent for St. Remigius, telling him to touch the heart of the king while he was well disposed. When Clovis saw her he cried out, “Clovis has vanquished the Alemanni and you have triumphed over Clovis. What you have so much at heart is done.” The queen answered, “To the God of hosts is the glory of both these triumphs due.” Clovis suggested that perhaps the people would not be willing to forsake their gods, but said he would speak to them according to the bishop’s instructions. He assembled the chiefs and warriors, but they prevented his speaking, and cried out, “We abjure mortal gods, and are ready to follow the immortal God whom Remigius preaches.” St. Remigius and St. Vedast therefore instructed and prepared them for Baptism. To strike the senses of barbarous people and impress their minds, Queen Clotildis took care that the streets from the palace to the church should be adorned with hangings, and that the church and baptistery should be lighted with a great number of candles and scented with incense. The catechumens marched in procession, carrying crosses, and singing the litany; St. Remigius conducted the king by the hand, followed by the queen and the people. At the font the bishop is said to have addressed Clovis in words that are memorable, if not actually pronounced: “Humble yourself, Sicambrian! Worship what you have burned, and burn what you have worshipped!” Words which may be emphatically addressed to every penitent, to express the change of heart and conduct that is required of him.

St. Remigius afterwards Baptized the king’s two sisters and three thousand men of his army, as well as women and children, with the help of the other bishops and priests present.

St. Remy, pray for us!