“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal.”
Yep. It’s Team I Love You vs Team Oh F*** You, and kids, Team Oh F*** You is up ten runs and is one out away from putting the game, series and season to bed. At this point, one is sorely tempted to just head for the parking lot.
A scene that has often come into my mind, both sleeping and waking — I am standing in the wings of a theatre waiting for my cue to go onstage. As I stand there I can hear the play proceeding, and suddenly it dawns on me that the lines I have learnt are not in this play at all, but belong to quite a different one. Panic seizes me; I wonder frenziedly what should I do. Then I get my cue. Stumbling, falling over the unfamiliar scenery, I make my way onto the stage, and then look for guidance to the prompter, whose head I can just see rising out of the floor-boards. Alas he only signals helplessly to me and I realise of course that his script is different from mine. I begin to speak my lines, but they are incomprehensible to the other actors and abhorrent to the audience, who begin to hiss and shout: “Get off the stage!”, “Let the play go on!”, “You’re interrupting!”. I am paralysed and can think of nothing to do but to go on standing there and speaking my lines that don’t fit. The only lines I know.
– Malcom Muggeridge “Chronicles of Wasted Time: The Green Stick” (ARSH 1972)
“The process of death wishing, in the guise of liberalism, has been eroding the civilization of the West for a century and more, and now would seem to be about to reach its apogee. The Liberal mind, effective everywhere, whether in power or in opposition, has provided the perfect instrument. Systematically, stage by stage, dismantling our Western way of life, depreciating and deprecating all its values so that the whole social structure is now tumbling down, dethroning its God, undermining all its certainties. And all this, wonderfully enough, in the name of the health, wealth and happiness of all mankind. Previous civilizations have been overthrown from without by the incursion of barbarian hordes; ours has dreamed up its own dissolution in the minds of its own intellectual elite. Not Bolshevism, which Stalin liquidated along with all the old Bolsheviks; not Nazism, which perished with Hitler in his Berlin bunker; not Fascism, which was left hanging upside down from a lamp-post along with Mussolini and his mistress – none of these, history will record, was responsible for bringing down the darkness of our civilization, but Liberalism. A solvent rather than a precipitate, a sedative rather than a stimulant, a slough rather than a precipice; blurring the edges of truth, the definition of virtue, the shape of beauty; a cracked bell, a mist, a death wish…”
-Malcolm Muggeridge “The Great Liberal Death Wish” (ARSH 1979)
Oh, yeah. Tyqueisha and Scheherazade in da hood are mos’ def’ gonna be wantin’ in on dis.
And why not, right? I mean, what is the surest guarantee a male can have that Tyqueisha is NOT going to get pregnant, and is financially independent – even someone he could hustle and mooch off of himself, and is therefore an absolute guaranteed “free ride”?
How about Tyqueisha being five or six months pregnant? With twenty grand in human foie gras just waiting to get a tiny bit cuter before harvest and replanting? Hell, Tyqueisha could double-crop. Two per year harvested at 23 weeks. That leaves a six week window to resume cycling again and conceive the next human being for harvest and sale. Hell, maybe Jon Corzine could work with the CME to set up futures on human body part commodities.
So people think that this expose’ of the Dr. Mengele-wannabe discussing the proper method for crushing a baby’s skull in order to preserve those high-dollar organs whilst noshing on her salad and Syrah is going to yield positive effects with regards to this satanic evil, let me just burst your bubble right now.
This civilization is SO. FAR. GONE. that this will cause an explosion in later-term abortions, as psychopathic, demonically oppressed American women, especially in the rap/hip-hop, honey-boo-boo trailer trash contingent and militant Marxist-feminist upper middle classes will now be looking to cash in on their abortions.
Oh, and NOTHING is going to happen to anyone involved in the extant parts trade even though these are felonies. Because NO. RULE. OF. LAW.
As you sit there reading this right now, there are females from sea to shining sea screwing to get pregnant with the plan of carrying the baby to six or seven months, and then presenting themselves at Planned Parenthood – looking for a cut of the action on the body parts for a five-figure payday. Because now they know.
Originally penned and posted in January ARSH 2011, long before any of us had ever heard the name “Bergoglio”.
The weekend before His Passion, Jesus went and stayed with His friend Lazarus (whom He had raised from the dead) and Lazarus’ sisters Martha and Mary. Mary brought out a very expensive flask of ointment for the dead and applied it to Jesus’ feet with her hair. The whole house was filled with the sweet smell of that ointment. And guess who gets all mouthy about this? Yep. Judas Iscariot – who already was planning to sell out Jesus, and had been planning on cashing in on Him since the miracle of the loaves and fishes a few days earlier. Specifically, when Jesus told the people that they must eat His Flesh and drink His Blood, and kept repeating it over and over and over again to be sure that everyone understood that He meant it literally, Judas (with urging from satan) decided that Our Lord was nuts and started planning to betray Him and profit from it. That whole episode is in John chapter 6. Read it.
Back to Lazarus’ house in John 12. Judas gets all holier-than-thou and complains that the flask of ointment could have been sold for 300 pence and “given to the poor”. Does this not sound like the godless Marxist liberals of today who are so quick to tell everyone else what they should be doing with their money and assets, all in the name of the poor, of course?
Then, an absolutely delightful verse – verse 6:
“Now he said this, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the purse, carried the things therein.”
Um, hello? The Holy Ghost is talking to us. Are we listening? That verse should make the hair on your arms stand up. Is this not a PERFECT mapping to our contemporary situation? You have a “disciple” who doesn’t really believe in Jesus or what He says – he just pretends to because he thinks he can gain power and wealth by associating with Jesus for now. He’s just working the “Jesus angle”. But everything he is doing behind the scenes is working in direct opposition to Our Lord. Now, this “disciple” starts trying to appear pious and devout by pontificating that all wealth and resources should, by definition, be redistributed to “the poor”. But in truth, he is just a thief.
Dude. Can this be any more obvious?
Now here is the key passage from Jesus Himself:
“Jesus therefore said: Let her alone, that she may keep it against the day of My burial. For the poor you have always with you; but Me you have not always.”
First of all, Jesus says, “Let her alone.” (Sinite illam.)
Judas has appointed himself the arbiter of wealth and asset distribution and has decided that Mary’s flask of ointment (or the cash value thereof) should have gone to the poor. And Jesus says, “Let her alone.”
It is hers to do with as she (and her family) sees fit, and they have seen fit to use it to anoint their beloved Jesus.
Judas, sit down and shut your proto-Marxist piehole. THWAP!
(Cough cough cough)
In the next phrase, Jesus explains economics in eight words (FIVE in Latin): “For the poor you have always with you.” (Pauperes enim semper habetis vobiscum.)
What does He mean? Does He mean, “Bah, forget the poor! Live it up!”
Absolutely not. What He is explaining is that in all free societies wealth will always exist within a SPECTRUM.
Let’s compare a “poor” person in the U.S. to a “poor” person in Bangladesh. A poor person in Bangladesh lives in the gutter without so much as a cardboard shelter to sleep under. They are sick from malnutrition and starvation. They probably dress in rags, and certainly do not own a pair of shoes. Bathing only occurs when they can immerse themselves in a river, which is opaque with sewage. They own nothing except the rags that they wear. Every day is a struggle to get a bit of clean water and enough food to merely survive. That’s a poor person in Bangladesh.
What constitutes a “poor” person in the U.S.? A poor person in the U.S. does not have cable. A poor person in the U.S. does not have broadband internet access, and may not even own a PC. A poor person in the U.S. may have just within the last year or two five years finally switched from a cathode ray tube television to a flat screen, digital model. A poor person in the U.S. receives food stamps, medicaid and a welfare check. A poor person in the U.S. is probably overweight. A poor person in the U.S. drives a car that is so old that it came with a factory cassette player. A poor person in the U.S. lives either in a trailer or a HUD apartment complex. A poor person in the U.S. probably DOES have a smart phone with internet connectivity.
Understand that on a percentage level, these two descriptions are equivalent. A “poor” person in the U.S. has a standard of living that would be considered luxurious in Bangladesh and other impoverished countries. The notions of “wealth” and “poverty”, by logical and mathematical definition, exist within a SPECTRUM. And no matter what we do, that spectrum will always, always exist. That is what Jesus is saying. There will always be a top-end, and there will always be a bottom-end. In some nations (like Bangladesh), that spectrum is very broad and reaches very far down into poverty, indeed. There are billionaires in Bangladesh, and there are people starving in the gutters in rags. In the U.S., we certainly have a wealth spectrum, but the low end is much higher and the spectrum is much narrower. We have many billionaires, but our lower-end is nowhere NEAR as low as Bangladesh’s.
The point is, no matter how much you bring up the bottom-end, there will ALWAYS, by mathematical definition, BE a bottom-end. If the bottom-end were a $100,000 per year household income and a $300,000 home in today’s dollars, then a household with a $100,000 income and a $300,000 home would be considered “poor”, called “poor”, and Marxists would tell those “poor” that they were being “oppressed” and “deserved” and were “entitled to” a $500,000 annual household income and an $800,000 home. DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
(Cough cough cough cough)
Someone is always going to have more money and assets than somebody else. It is impossible to have a free society wherein every person has exactly the same level of wealth. Someone has to be the business OWNER, and someone has to be the EMPLOYEE. Someone has to be the wage PAYER and someone has to be the wage EARNER. If everyone in a culture were economically equal at all times, there would be zero employment because no one would work for anyone except themselves. You can’t have a company with 10,000 CEOs. Conversely, you can’t have a company that is nothing but entry-level laborers. Someone has to be responsible. Someone has to sign the paychecks. Someone has to determine the course of the business. Someone has to risk their assets and wealth to start-up the company in the first place. And, at the other end, someone has to scrub the toilets. The only way to get true, complete equality of wealth would be to KILL EVERYBODY.
Silly Rabbits. Stop obsessing about the baby killing. My friend and consultant Prof. John Schellnhuber says there are 6.5 BILLION too many of you….
Since we know from Jesus that there will always be a wealth spectrum, it is obviously disordered to eliminate said spectrum and collapse it down to a single point of “economic equality”. To do that would collapse the society itself and result is chaos and poverty for ALL. (Ahem, MARXISM, TYRANNICAL OLIGARCHY, cough, cough.)
What then should the objective be? I think that the former-U.S. and other free-market capitalist societies were the closest humanity has ever been to the ideal, and though imperfect, are certainly pointed in the right direction. The ideal is a healthy wealth spectrum that is always moving higher through growth and moral technological advancements and innovations, is open-ended on the top side, but has an intrinsic morality such that the top-end of the wealth spectrum always makes certain that the bottom end advances apace and that the spectrum maintains its proportional width – or even narrows a bit. This is achieved through personal charity AND through a moral, lawful society that allows for movement both up AND down the spectrum.
The top-end cooperates with the bottom end to enable upward mobility for those who work hard, and are innovative. Conversely, if someone on the top-end does not work hard or is dishonest in his dealings, he can and will fail and slide back down the spectrum.
This freedom of movement within the spectrum – both up AND down – is essential. Trapping people on the low-end (ahem, cough, WELFARE STATE, CLOWARD-PIVEN STRATEGY, OBAMA REGIME, cough) is equally as immoral as the disgusting oligarchical upper-classes who think themselves immune from morality, the rule of law or personal responsibility (ahem, cough, OBAMA REGIME AND ENTIRE POLITICAL CLASS, cough, cough).
“Are you a Traveling Man?” “Ah, hello Hiram….”
So, there you go. Economics as explained by our Blessed Lord in five little words while He was hanging out at His friends’ house having supper the weekend before He died. And proof that Judas Iscariot was the intellectual father of Marxism and of scumbag politicians in general.
I can’t recommend this video highly enough. It is a visualization of how capitalist societies have lifted the entire population of the planet’s standards of living as well as life expectancy. This is a spectacular four minutes and is well worth everyone’s time. But remember, this was produced in ARSH 2009. All of the genuine, healthy progress that has been made is EXACTLY what is being undone now before our very eyes by Marxist globalists like the Obama regime, the Eurozone and the FrancisChurch toadies.
Thanks again to Patrick Archbold and the kids over at CreativeMinorityReport.com for publishing it. We took a slight pause whilst all of the Communizing and blaspheming was going on down in South America, but we’ll finish the seven part series out this week.
** Fun bonus. Can you find the grammatical mistakes? What rank are you in the grammar Nazi Reich? Test yo’ skillz!
Always accept gifts that blaspheme our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Crucified for Our Sins and the Sins of the World, with a big, shit-eating grin. It’s just good manners.
Communism has murdered well over one hundred million people in the last century alone, a massive percentage for being Christian. If one adds the abortions, it is probably closer to a billion souls.
Our Blessed Lord and Savior shown crucified on a hammer and sickle is, by all metrics, worse than Our Lord shown crucified on a swastika.
This is flat-out blasphemy. And Pope Francis stands there, nods and grins. He should have shaken his head “no”, and very demonstratively physically rejected it, and then turned and walked out. But he didn’t. He just stood there and grinned. Here is the full video. Watch for yourself.
Oh my. Read these first two paragraphs from Pope Leo XIII’s Encyclical on Socialism, Quod Apostolici Muneris. After Bergoglio’s full-Commie ranting in South America today, and given this, it is time to start asking the really, really, really scary questions about Pope Francis.
QUOD APOSTOLICI MUNERIS
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII
To the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and
Bishops of the Catholic World in Grace and
Communion with the Apostolic See.
At the very beginning of Our pontificate, as the nature of Our apostolic office demanded, we hastened to point out in an encyclical letter addressed to you, venerable brethren, the deadly plague that is creeping into the very fibres of human society and leading it on to the verge of destruction; at the same time We pointed out also the most effectual remedies by which society might be restored and might escape from the very serious dangers which threaten it. But the evils which We then deplored have so rapidly increased that We are again compelled to address you, as though we heard the voice of the prophet ringing in Our ears: “Cry, cease not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet.”(1) You understand, venerable brethren, that We speak of that sect of men who, under various and almost barbarous names, are called socialists, communists, or nihilists, and who, spread over all the world, and bound together by the closest ties in a wicked confederacy, no longer seek the shelter of secret meetings, but, openly and boldly marching forth in the light of day, strive to bring to a head what they have long been planning – the overthrow of all civil society whatsoever.
Surely these are they who, as the sacred Scriptures testify, “Defile the flesh, despise dominion and blaspheme majesty.”(2) They leave nothing untouched or whole which by both human and divine laws has been wisely decreed for the health and beauty of life. They refuse obedience to the higher powers, to whom, according to the admonition of the Apostle, every soul ought to be subject, and who derive the right of governing from God; and they proclaim the absolute equality of all men in rights and duties. They debase the natural union of man and woman, which is held sacred even among barbarous peoples; and its bond, by which the family is chiefly held together, they weaken, or even deliver up to lust. Lured, in fine, by the greed of present goods, which is “the root of all evils, which some coveting have erred from the faith,”(3) they assail the right of property sanctioned by natural law; and by a scheme of horrible wickedness, while they seem desirous of caring for the needs and satisfying the desires of all men, they strive to seize and hold in common whatever has been acquired either by title of lawful inheritance, or by labor of brain and hands, or by thrift in one’s mode of life….
“Regarding the tech “glitches”… they all seem to be connected to router issues. If built correctly (a big assumption in a lot of large enterprises) the loss of multiple routers should only slow traffic, not stop it. The internet itself — Internet Protocol — was based on the concept of dynamic re-routing of traffic. You probably know this: the internet was the result of DOD project to build a communications network that can survive near-complete destruction resulting from a massive nuclear exchange. The key to making it work is the network’s ability to detect missing/damaged routes and network segments and intelligently find an alternate route. In the late days of Operation Desert Storm the old Unix geeks and hackers (they of the long, silver pony tails) went ballistic with joy because their invention got its first real-world test: we had bombed, smashed, sliced, and eviscerated over 80% of the Iraqi communications interconnects and infrastructure but command and control messages were still getting through from Baghdad to Basra… albeit through strange routes that took the traffic through Syria, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and even AT&T’s data networks before terminating at the intended end point. Traffic was delayed up to a few seconds but the messages got through.
So how does one router going down at United bring its network to its knees…. and was that an American-made Cisco or Brocade or HP or Juniper router or a Chinese made Huawei router?
You’re right… those who should care can’t understand, and those who understand already know.”