1. What does “Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta” mean?
It is the Latin of the first verse of Psalm 42, which is prayed at the foot of the altar at almost every Tridentine Mass. It means, “Judge me, O God, and distinguish my cause from the nation that is not holy.” The Greek Septuagint numbering is the numbering used by the Church, and since the Bible is the Church’s book, the Church’s numbering is the correct numbering. It is Psalm 42.
2. What does ARSH mean on your date stamps?
It is the abbreviation for the Latin, “Anno Reparatae Salutis Humanae” which means, “In the Year of the Reparation of Human Salvation.” Why? Because “Anno Domini” just isn’t quite hardcore enough for me.
3. Do you really live in a van down by a river?
No. That is a reference to the Chris Farley “Matt Foley” skit from Saturday Night Live back in the early ’90s. I think that sounds funnier than “going Galt”. I am living with dear friends and paying rent.
4. Are you crazy or otherwise mentally ill?
You wish. That would make me so much easier to dismiss, wouldn’t it? My stock answer is, “If fitting in to this culture and society constitutes sanity, then please God, let me never be sane.”
5. Are you on Facebook?
Nope. Ann Barnhardt does not have a Facebook page. The page with my name and picture on it is an unauthorized “fan page”. That isn’t me.
6. Are you a Jew?
Nope. I’m half Anglo, with that side coming over to Jamestown, Virginia in the early 17th century. That family name is “Bolling”, who along with the Rolfe and Smith families settled Jamestown. The other half is Protestant German from the Black Forest country, who came over via Virginia and then on to Millersburg, Ohio. Both branches then moved to Kansas in 1860-61. Another Anglo branch has the delightful last name “Nightingale”. I’m the walking definition of an ethnic WASP. But, I appreciate being called a Jew, as that is what people resort to when they come across someone intelligent that they can’t rebut. It really is a backhanded compliment.
7. What’s the deal with your crazy eyes?
It’s lucidity coupled with ferocious charity. I realize that the glazed stare of total indifference is considered attractive and virtuous these days, but indifference is the opposite of true charity, and thus is a sin. I don’t respect people who can’t or won’t meet and hold my gaze. Especially men. Watch the eyes. ALWAYS watch the eyes.
8. Are you a lesbian?
No. While being very intellectually and spiritually masculine, I am psychosexually normal, as one would expect from a person who has always possessed extreme self-confidence bordering on arrogance, and never self-loathed. In fact, I’m a bit of a misogynist.
9. Why aren’t you married?
Er, isn’t it obvious?
10. Will you consider running for office?
Nope. The constitutional republic of the United States no longer exists, and even if it did, I would sooner die than lend legitimacy to the teeming cesspit of scum and villainy that is Washington D.C. Put another way, I have a bad back that prevents me from stooping that low. Additionally, I am a leader, and thus lean toward the dictatorial. I could not function in a representative body, and disqualify myself from any executive position. Additionally, women shouldn’t have to lead men. Men need to reassert themselves and their masculinity if Western Civilization has any hope of survival. The destruction of the West is an intrinsically feminine phenomenon. Only men, acting as men, can restore it.
11. What politicians do you support?
None. They are all psychopaths and whores. ALL OF THEM. The culture has degraded such that 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.
12. Which Bible translation do you use?
Douay-Rheims side-by-side with the Latin Vulgate. www.drbo.org