1. Two hard boiled eggs, diced. A little mayo. A little sour cream (if you have it). Pinch of salt. Tablespoon of pickle relish. It’s the simple pleasures in life.
2. Paraphrasing a quote from Nicholas Cotoner, renowned as the father of the modern study of human anatomy: “It is essential to dissect the dead in order to heal the living.” Indeed. Pass the chainsaw, and lower your splash shields.
3. Yeah, it’s happening again. ZeroHedge has this up today. And I see that KD has picked it up, too. CYNK, a social media start-up (whatever that means) with one employee, no website, no revenue, no product, and no assets, is now booking a market cap of nearly FIVE BILLION DOLLARS. This is going to make the 2000 and 2008 crashes look like your sixth birthday party at McDonald’s.
4. So, yeah, in the interests of making sure everyone is arguing from TRUE premises and not FALSE premises, the whole Mexican border dissolution thing is 100% intentional and pre-planned. Saw it coming even before Obama officially usurped and the Republic was overthrown back in ’08. There are three main objectives achieved by this: 1.) Feed the Cloward-Piven overload and collapse of the FEDGOV by adding millions to the entitlement teat 2.) Expand the proletariat, which will agitate for and deliver more power to the oligarchy in return for empty promises of free shit 3.) Enable unfettered access to former-U.S. territory by musloids, with whom the Obama regime is saturated and explicitly allied with against Western Civilization. This is all exactly, precisely what they want and so therefore thinking that they are somehow embarrassed, ashamed or have any desire to “correct” or mitigate any of it is either dishonest to a gargantuan degree, or just flat stupid. You’re sitting around waiting for psychopathic arch-criminals who have taken over the largest economy and military in human history, and who are achieving absolutely every single one of their satanic goals with zero resistance, to slam on the brakes and voluntarily cease and desist because of an appeal to their conscience? Really? REALLY?
5. Yeah, I saw that bonehead Catholics are now working with the FEDGOV to traffic aliens into the country. Here’s what you have to understand. Most of the bishops today are stupid. I’m talking dumber than a bag of hair stupid. And, not surprisingly given that and given the Communist infiltration of the Church in the 20th century, most of them have Marxist leanings – even the so-called conservatives like Chaput in Philadelphia. Chaput agitated HARD for ObamaCare, even going so far as to force every parish in Denver to read a letter from him in which he declared healthcare a RIGHT. Rights come from God. Physical and service commodities are not rights, unless you subscribe to a materialist, Marxist worldview. But Ann, but Ann, I read Chaput’s book, “Render Unto Caesar”, and it wasn’t Marxist. Of course not. That’s because Chaput’s ghostwriter isn’t Marxist. She’s a very good Catholic lady, who delivered a fine book indeed to the Archbishop.
6. Oh, and yes, the “dumb” and “Marxist” labels apply fully to the Bishop of Rome, and Vicar of Christ, too. Francis is a Peronist-Fascist who is quite a dim bulb who has been built up from nothing by a fawning Marxist media – not at all unlike Obama. Listening to Progressive-Conservative (ProgCon) Catholics try to explain away the “Communists stole our (Christianity’s) flag” quote from last week is simultaneously amusing and nauseating. Communism, which reduces human beings to economic object/units, which it then slaughters by the millions, is just Christianity under a different “flag”, huh? I cannot put into words what an abomination and desecration of the memories of the millions of martyrs to Communism that statement is. The Communists who tortured Cardinal Mindszenty were not “closet Christians”. The torturers of the Romanian and Vietnamese Catholics were not “closet Christians”. Believe me, when I call Pope Francis stupid, it is from the bowels of charity, because the alternative is that he is malevolent, and for full disclosure, I bought an at-the-money call option on “malevolent” within minutes of his election.
7. Remember, Our Lord is angry with us. Very, very, very angry. And so, it is time for this again:
“The most evident mark of God’s anger, and the most terrible castigation He can inflict upon the world, is manifest when He permits His people to fall into the hands of a clergy who are more in name than in deed, priests who practice the cruelty of ravening wolves rather than the charity and affection of devoted shepherds. They abandon the things of God to devote themselves to the things of the world and, in their saintly calling of holiness, they spend their time in profane and worldly pursuits. When God permits such things, it is a very positive proof that He is thoroughly angry with His people and is visiting His most dreadful wrath upon them.” –St. John Eudes
8. For your “The New Pentecost (™) : not *quite* as awesome as the first Pentecost…” file, a quote from a Novus Ordo ProgCon (Progressive Conservative) on a thread about me on another blog:
“Do this, in memory of me.” The mass is only a community meal in obedience to this command.
And there it is. The fruits of St. Second Vatican Council. Here is a man who considers himself a dyed in the wool Catholic – and a CONSERVATIVE one at that, who, in a public forum, published the words THE MASS IS ONLY A COMMUNITY MEAL.
We have to start arguing from TRUE PREMISES, no matter how painful they may be. The Novus Ordo Mass was conceived IN MALICE by infiltrators of the Church with the specific objective of destroying the Church from the inside out by doing everything possible to convince the laity that the Mass is… um, how should I phrase this, er… OH! I know! …To convince the laity that the Mass IS ONLY A COMMUNITY MEAL. And you know what? They were successful. Catholics today either have no clue that the Holy Sacrifice of the MASS is … THE SACRIFICE OF CALVARY or, like this guy, when presented with the reality of 1930 years of Church history and liturgy prior to the Second Vatican Council, doesn’t believe it and blows it off. Because, you know, that’s just too awkward and immoderate a position. Real Presence? Calvary made present? That’s crazy talk. How can we possibly be loved by the world and convince “seekers” to come to “services” if we insist upon pushing these antiquated, and frankly embarrassingly ridiculous “supernatural” (used as a pejorative) memes that nobody, saving a few kooks, actually believes anyway? No, no. The Mass is only – ONLY – a community meal. ONLY. Without others or anything further; alone; solely; exclusively. ONLY.
Well, to paraphrase Flannery O’Connor, if it is ONLY a community meal, then to hell with it. Exactly. Which is why 90+ percent of ethnic Catholics have apostatized since the introduction of the Novus Ordo Mass in the late 1960s, and why the remaining less-than-ten percent, like this chap, are actually Protestant in their beliefs. Remember, Protestants are PROTESTING, at the end of the day, the Eucharist and the Holy Sacrifice, qua sacrifice, of the Mass. It all drills down to that. And these are exactly, precisely the results that the Novus Ordo was specifically, consciously designed to produce.
So when I say that the Novus Ordo MUST be exterminated before civilization has any hope of genuine recovery, understand that the Novus Ordo has a self-destruct mechanism built into it, just as a cancer will eventually kill the organism within which it resides, thus resulting in the death of the tumor as well. It will exterminate itself one way or another, because it was designed by the infiltrators, led by Annibale Bugnini, as a vector of destruction. It was designed to obscure and trivialize both Calvary and the Eucharist, and to replace these things with fully Protestant worship of the “self” and the self’s FEEEEEELINGS, and the “group”. And because neither the “self” nor the “group” are worthy of worship (understatement of the day), the inevitable conclusion that those trapped in the Novus Ordo come to, sooner or later, is indeed, “to hell with it.”
Zero effort should be put into “fixing” the Novus Ordo, because it cannot be fixed any more than a brain tumor can be transformed into normal brain tissue. You can’t “fix” a cancer into healthy tissue. The so-called “Reform of the Reform” is a fool’s errand that only buys the Enemy more time, and thus more souls lost to hell. But obviously, like a cancer patient, shouldn’t we try to cut out, radiate away or chemo away the cancer so that it does as little damage as possible?? If your oncologist told you that his treatment plan, which was guaranteed to be 100% successful, was to let the cancer kill you, and thus kill the cancer, you would punch him in the face. Just sayin’.
Yeah, to say that the Mass is ONLY a community meal is like saying that Jesus was ONLY a charismatic teacher. ONLY. Man, it’s that “only”. That “only” is a knife to the heart, and says it all.
And, of course, the kicker to all of this is that most Novus Ordo Masses are indeed valid. That’s why it matters. Our Lord comes. He is there, His Physical Substance right there on the altar – ignored and profaned by unworthy reception of His Body and Blood as if They were a mere “wine tasting”. That’s why it matters. Our Lord loves us so much that He still comes and suffers the indignity and indifference of the Rite of Bugnini because He promised that the Gates of Hell would never prevail. That’s. Why. It. Matters. Love doesn’t fail. He has espoused Himself to us as members of His Church. For better or for worse. For richer or for poorer. In sickness and in health. That which God has joined together, no man will ever tear asunder.