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Barnhardt Podcast: Merry Christmas 2022!

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Chinese and NWO Agitprop and Arithmetic Review

The Chinese stopped welding people into their apartments to slowly starve, and now one to two million will catch a cold and DIE! Global lockdown MUST be reinstated! Daily mandatory testing of the entire human population with all cases put into quarantine camps and financial lockdown is the only path forward!

There are 1,400,000,000 people in China. If a respiratory virus circulates throughout the population and 1,000,000 people, almost all elderly with comorbidities, die, that is:

1,000,000 divided by 1,400,000,000

Which equals

0.0007 or 0.07% fatality rate. Not seven percent, but seven hundredths of one percent.

Or a 99.93% survival rate.

So… a completely normal respiratory virus season.

Remember, a stiff breeze can kill a million people in China, because there are 1.4 billion of them. Between 25,000 and 30,000 people die completely organically every day in China. 7500 people die per day in the former US by comparison.

Just a friendly reminder that NWO propagandists are using China’s massive population coupled with the inability of Boobus Effiminatus Americanus to do simple arithmetic to attempt a reboot of the past three years of house arrest and economic attrition, with an eye towards China’s “zero Covid” concentration camp and financial blocking paradigm.

Because 1 million divided by 1.4 billion = 0.0007, aka a normal seasonal respiratory virus.

Canon 359? Wait, you don’t know about Canon 359?? Ho-ho-ho, well, pull up a chair…

As I keep trying to drive home, the Church is a Supernatural institution, created by God as His Bride, and Mystical Body, of which He is the Head.  And God, being God, is a really, really, really good organizer and “Human Resources manager”.  Being omniscient tends to yield… COMPETENCE.

The Divine Providence – always perfect, by the way – has given us the 1983 Code of Canon Law.  That is the Law of the Church.  To think that the Divine Providence would put us, the Church Militant, into this situation with the Bergoglian Antipapacy – a JURIDICAL situation – without any sort of Rule of Law, or even a Rule of Law that didn’t provide clear, visible protections of the Petrine See is madness, and flirting with blasphemy.  Why?  Because it would directly imply an INCOMPETENCE on God’s part, a failure of the Divine Providence.  Argue this at your own peril.

So, given this, let’s look at Canon 359, which very clearly addresses the juridical competence of the College of Cardinals, a body which Trad Inc. “thought leaders” simultaneously declare INFALLIBLE on a DOGMATIC LEVEL, any questioning of which is an act of SCHISM, and then literally in the next breath declare the same men to be subscribers to “a different religion”, and “not the Church” (because remember, ALL Cardinals are Novus Ordo). Yes, the cognitive dissonance is absolutely staggering, and is simply a proof set that “diabolical disorientation” is real, and what it looks like. Daily Mass and Rosary (while in a state of grace, obviously) is the first line of defense against diabolical disorientation.  This is why I recommend it so VERY strenuously in these dark days of confusion.

Can. 359 When the Apostolic See is vacant, the college of cardinals possesses only that power in the Church which is attributed to it in special law.

Can. 359 — Sede Apostolica vacante, Cardinalium Collegium ea tantum in Ecclesia gaudet potestate, quae in peculiari lege eidem tribuitur.

Folks, the very first clause is the punchline in this situation: WHEN THE APOSTOLIC SEE IS VACANT.

What this Canon does is 100% prohibit and utterly nullify ANY conclave convened while the Petrine See is STILL OCCUPIED, that is, NOT VACANT – no matter what the circumstance, including totally unprecedented circumstances, such as this current situation of Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger trying to partially resign only the administrative/governance ministerio, and “expand” the Petrine Office into a “collegial, synodal, shared ministry”.

I have to laugh at the argument that any situation without precedent, such as this situation today, must therefore be non-existent, because EVERY situation JUST MUST have a precedent.  If this were true, then it would negate existence itself, because if nothing can exist without a precedent, then by LOGICAL DEFINITION, no “first instance” can EVER occur.  But if a first instance is required to set a circumstantial precedent, but no first instance can ever occur because everything MUST have a circumstantial precedent…. Oh dear.  [begin sarcasm] So much for Our Lord’s Incarnation.  That had never happened before, so it must not have actually happened.  And so much for God dying on the Cross.  God had never died before, so that must not have happened either.  So much for the Transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the physical substance of God, because that had never happened before, so it must not have actually happened at the Last Supper, and thus it has never happened subsequently.  I’m afraid reality itself is all a lie.  So much for John 1:1.  I guess that has been a gross misunderstanding by a bunch of bead-squeezing simpletons, too. [end sarcasm]


If the See is occupied, for whatever reason and under whatever circumstance – IF THERE IS A LIVING POPE, OCCUPYING THE SEE, WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT – it is completely, totally, 100% impossible for a valid conclave to be convened.  This isn’t an instance of “illicit yet valid” – as we see from Canon 359 above.  It is ONTOLOGICALLY IMPOSSIBLE for a valid conclave to be called, much less a valid Pope coming out of such an invalid conclave.  PERIOD.  This is absolutely essential in order to protect the Papacy.  To think that God couldn’t foresee this and specifically, explicitly provide for it in these dark days is madness.

Why?  Because God isn’t an idiot, and is, in fact, a really, really good “Human Resources manager”. And loves us.  Don’t ever, ever forget that.  He loves us, and would NEVER break his promise to us, His Church. That Antipope Bergoglio is proof that God has reneged on His promise to Peter and Peter’s successors is now taken for GRANTED by most “Trad Inc.” partisans (many of whom are now coming out publicly as either atheists or open schismatics in the true sense of the word.)

Think about it folks, do you honestly believe that Our Lord would permit the College of Cardinals to call in error, malice or for any other reason a conclave WHILE THE SEE IS STILL OCCUPIED? While there is still a sitting Pope?  Do you honestly believe that Our Lord would:

WITHDRAW the ONTOLOGICAL REALITY of the PAPACY from a VALIDLY SEATED (and in this case, STILL VALIDLY SEATED due to the proffering of a Substantially Erroneous attempted “partial” resignation of the ACTIVE, ADMINISTRATIVE MINISTERIO, BUT NOT THE OFFICE IN SE) Pope, and then bestow the Papacy upon another man, all because the College of Cardinals said so?  Law be damned?  Common sense be damned?  Order be damned?  The Papacy be damned? THE CHURCH HERSELF BE DAMNED??

[begin sarcasm] So all this time, the Vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth COULD have been deposed if the College of Cardinals got together and decided to simply call a conclave.  So, what this means is that the Papacy, all this time, has been subject to a VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE, and that hence forth, we should expect that the Pope will serve AT THE PLEASURE OF THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS, and the truth is, it has been this way all along, it’s just that the entire Church Militant, every saint, and every doctor of the Church for the past 2000 years has completely misunderstood the Papacy, and only NOW, only NOW in this age of moral depravity, social media addiction, and a near-total collapse of anything that could honestly be called “Academia” in the Church, only NOW is all of this being figured out BY ATHEISTS AND LITERAL SCHISMATICS.   [end sarcasm] 

Ummmmm.  NO.

[begin sarcasm] Every instance of the “Tu Es Petrus” being prayed for these 2000 years has been a hideous manifestation of the stupidity and ridiculous and MORTALLY SINFUL papolatry of the Church Militant.  Youbetcha. 

Latinists?  We need a translation.  Instead of “Tu es Petrus….” we need the Latin for:

“You are the College of Cardinals, and upon this slag heap I will build My Church.”

Because Jesus clearly got it wrong, and the Holy Ghost clearly erred in recoding Our Blessed Lord’s mistake in the Gospels.

Funny, though, how the play on words goes away.  Huh.  Funny that.  It’s almost enough to make one think that the whole changing of Simon Bar-Jona’s name to ROCK, like, meant something profound.  Ah, what infantile stupidity!  Thank God that “Pope Fwaanciss” has liberated us from such childish notions!  Now, finally, the Church can move forward, acknowledging the supremacy of the College of Cardinals as the REAL power, and the Papacy can finally, at long last, be understood as the meaningless figurehead position that it always has been. [end sarcasm]

Folks, WELCOME TO FREEMASONRY.  Whether you enter the Lodge through the front door, or the back door in the alley, you’re still in the Lodge.

Pro tip: if your position is irrational and lines up EXACTLY with the clearly stated goals of freemasonry, and of satan himself, you MIGHT want to check your base premise.

And remember, this is of the utmost importance because IF Bergoglio somehow “goes away” while Pope Benedict XVI is still alive and occupying the See as he is today, and another “conclave” is called, that conclave WILL ALSO BE INVALID, and it will yield ANOTHER Antipope.

Folks, we HAVE TO GET THIS RIGHT.  Half-measures and half-truth simply doesn’t work.  Either this situation gets fixed at the root, or else it will only get worse.  The chaos of the false base premise will continue and grow, and then we will end up with an Antipope Zuppi or Antipope Tagle, 20 years younger than Antipope Bergoglio. This is why the whole “Bergoglio is a heretic” tack, and likewise the “electioneering” of the ARSH 2013 faux-conclave are rabbit holes that both lead to hell, even though the folks pursuing them are really good people.  Bergoglio never has been the Pope and thus his obvious status as an arch-heretic is NOT LEGALLY GERMANE, because there WAS NO CONCLAVE in March of ARSH 2013.  We HAVE to get this right.

Pray for Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, the Papacy, and Holy Mother Church.

And GO TO MASS, and consider asking Our Lord to give YOU, in imitation of Our Lord in the Garden, scourged at the Pillar, and being nailed to the Cross, any temporal punishment that might be due to a priest who erroneously or under fearful coercion commemorates the wrong man at the Te Igitur.  “Give it to me.” NOTHING enflames fraternal charity quite so quickly as volunteering to take on temporal punishment for another, most especially for priests and bishops, who, God knows, need all the support in this sense that we can give them.

Our Lady, undoer of knots, pray for us.

Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and on Your Holy Church.


MAILBAG: “Christopher Ferrara made pretty much the exact same argument as Dr. Mazza is making now. What’s WITH these people?”

Hi Ann,

I’m not sure if it came to anyone’s attention that Christopher Ferrara made pretty much the exact same argument as Dr. Mazza is making now back in 2013 before Bergoglio was even “elected”.

What’s with these people?

Yours sincerely,


Dear J,

Sadly, as I reported years ago, when Father Nicholas Gruner died in ARSH 2014, there was jockeying over the assets of and donor pipeline of The Fatima Center. The former (?) 33rd Degree Freemason, John Salza, swooped in and pressured a family that was getting ready to make a seven-figure donation to The Fatima Center to make the donation contingent upon the Fatima Center totally reversing Fr. Gruner’s very public position that Pope Benedict never validly resigned – a position that Fr. Gruner’s disciple, Christopher Ferrara, shared, as clearly seen in his essay below dated March 1, ARSH 2013.

Remember, in the summer of ARSH 2016, Chris Ferrara walked up to me at a social gathering as I was chatting with Mike Matt and said, “Look, we all think that you’re probably right [about the Antipapacy and Pope Benedict’s invalid resignation].” And then proceeded with the “Who do you think you are to be saying it publicly?” idiocy. My response is, Who do I have to be?  Keeping this fact in mind, read Ferrara’s essay from the day after Pope Benedict attempted to quit, and understand that YES, he really does think that I’m right – and NonVeni Mark is right, and Dr. Mazza is right. Because Ferrara held exactly the same position UNTIL FR. NICHOLAS GRUNER DIED. Then, when that estate and that donation pipeline came up for grabs, Chris Ferrara, with the “encouragement” of the former (?) 33rd Degree Freemason John Salza, did a one-eighty.

I reprint in full, for the historical record, Chris Ferrara’s essay from March 1, ARSH 2013. Remember, there was no “Pope Fwanciss” when this was written. There was no daily heresy, no worshiping and enthroning of Taco-mama demons, no attempts to suppress the Holy and August Sacrifice of the Mass in the Venerable and Immemorial Rite of Pius V, no aggressive cooperation with the CoronaScam and Human Depopulation agenda, none of it. And yet the canonical invalidity of what Pope Benedict had done was ALREADY GLARINGLY VISIBLE. And if you’re thinking, “Man, that sounds like Dr. Mazza or NonVeni Mark could have written that…” you’re exactly right.


A Quasi-Pope?

by Christopher A. Ferrara
March 1, 2013

The See of Peter is now vacant and the Church will be without a Pope until the next one is elected. But in his last audience address on February 27, Pope Benedict XVI introduced some ambiguity into the matter, as did his entire decision to resign while retaining his papal garb — the white cassock — his papal name, Benedict XVI, and even the title His Holiness. (In terms of outward appearances, it seems the only changes will be Benedict’s residence and the color of his shoes — no longer red but brown.)

As the Pope remarked during his last public audience, when he became Pope on April 19, 2005 “I was always and forever committed for the Lord. Always — those who assume the Petrine ministry no longer have any privacy. Always and totally [they] belong [] to everyone, the entire Church. His life is, so to speak, totally deprived of the private sphere.” But, he went on to say:

The “always” is also a “forever” — there is no return to the private [life]. My decision to forgo the exercise of active ministry does not revoke this fact. I am not returning to private life, to a life of travel, meetings, receptions, conferences and so on. I am not abandoning the cross, but I am remaining at the foot of the Crucified Lord. I will no longer vest the power of the office for the government of the Church, but in the service of prayer rest, so to speak, in the yard of St. Peter. St. Benedict, whose name I bare as Pope, is a great example of this. He showed us the way to a life which, active or passive, belongs wholly to the work of God.

What is one to make of this affirmation? The statement that Benedict’s abdication of the papacy represents merely “forego[ing] the exercise of active ministry” is curious. Will the new title of “Pope Emeritus” have some sort of passive ministry, and will it be, passively, some sort of papal ministry?

Notice, moreover, the ambiguous, and I must say rather disturbing, phraseology: “I will no longer vest the power of the office for the government of the Church, but in the service of prayer rest, so to speak, in the yard of St. Peter.” What is the meaning of this distinction between “the power of the office” of Pope and the office itself?

Further, if the papacy was the cross that God laid upon Benedict’s shoulders in 2005, how can it be the case that he is “not abandoning the cross” by renouncing the papal office, as he states he is doing in the announcement of his resignation? Does Benedict mean to imply that in some way he has not renounced the papacy entirely? Is this why he will retain the name, title, and garb of his office?

I do not mean to suggest that Benedict is implying that he will, in some legal or juridical sense, remain Pope. But there is an implication here of some kind of ontological papal residuum, so to speak, that remains in him even now. Yet, unlike the Sacrament of Holy Orders or the Sacrament of Baptism, election to the papacy leaves no indelible mark on the soul.

So, why does Benedict thus muddy the waters instead of simply making it clear that he will cease entirely to be Pope — rather than simply losing the power of the office? Do we not see here yet another example of the blurring of concepts that has plagued the Church since Vatican II, or what the genius Romano Amerio called a “loss of essences” — the clear distinction between one thing and another — in post-conciliar thinking?

Must we now accommodate an ambiguity even as to the nature of the papal office? Have we seen the emergence of the latest post-conciliar novelty in the Church: the quasi-Pope? The “retired Pope” who in some vague way remains a Pope of sorts? Does this make any more sense than “retired King”? Or is this just another way of signaling the rejection of the traditional teaching on the monarchical character of the papacy, which reflects the monarchical constitution of the universe itself?

Am I being unreasonable? The thought occurred to me. But just after writing the column I received by email a report by Robert Moynihan, the estimable editor of Inside the Vatican, who addresses precisely this issue. He writes:

And yet, if Benedict’s words of this morning mean anything — and I acknowledge that my way of interpreting the situation may seem quite mysterious and strange — they also mean that the See is not totally vacant…

I hesitate to formulate it in this way, as it may seem that I am proposing that there are two Popes, or soon could be. This is not the case. Rather, there are emerging two ways of exercising the Petrine office, one of action, the other of prayer and contemplation.

In this interpretation, the new Pope will take up the active office, while the “emeritus Pope” continues that aspect of the office which is of prayer and contemplation. This is what Benedict seems to be saying — disconcerting, perplexing, confusing as it may seem.

Disconcerting, perplexing and confusing indeed! But after years of confusion in the Church, often remarked by Benedict himself, what we need is clarity, utter clarity, once again.

Let us pray that the next Pope restores the “Yes, yes, no, no” that Our Lord enjoins upon all the members of the Church He founded. The first step in that regard will be to do at last what Our Lady asked of the Pope at Fatima nearly a century ago — a centenary that should fill us with apprehension as one Pope abdicates and is replaced by another.

-Christopher Ferrara
March 1, 2013

“An enemy has done this.”

-Fr. Linus Clovis

An enemy has done this.

It’s ugly. It’s going to be a mess until the end. We were told by God Almighty Himself in the Holy Gospels that this would happen. HANG IN THERE. The fruit of the Fifth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary, the Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord on the Cross, is PERSEVERANCE UNTO SALVATION. Pray it. Believe it. Live it.

At that time, Jesus spoke this parable to the crowds: The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. And when the blade sprang up and brought forth fruit, then the weeds appeared as well. And the servants of the householder came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have weeds?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ And the servants said to him, ‘Will you have us go and gather them up?’ ‘No,’ he said, ‘lest in gathering the weeds you root up the wheat along with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will say to the reapers: Gather up the weeds first, and bind them in bundles to burn; but gather the wheat into my barns.’
Matthew 13: 24-30

 An enemy has done this.

An Advent Meditation: Hog Grease, Septic Tanks and the Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

(Given the filth we find ourselves involuntarily immersed in as the Bergoglian Antipapacy descends into a full, open manifestation of its true satanic nature, I think this piece is particularly apropos for this Advent and Christmas. I think it might help folks be able to process how Infinite, Perfect Love, Goodness, Truth and Beauty can come down on the Altar at every Mass, and stay reposed in all the tabernacles of the world despite everything.

Please accept my deepest, warmest wishes for a happy and holy ARSH 2022 Advent and Christmastide to one and all, and my undying gratitude to all of my benefactors and supporters. Let me leave you in real time, December 14, ARSH 2022, with what is coming eleven short days from today. HANG IN THERE!)

“This day you will know that The Lord will come, and save us: and in the morning you shall see His glory.  Alleluia, Alleluia. Tomorrow shall the iniquity of the earth shall be abolished: and the Savior of the world shall reign over us. Alleluia.”)


In my video in which I burned the Koran, I bookmarked the various pages with strips of raw bacon. Why did I do this? Is it because I actually believed that I was thumbing my nose at a non-existent pagan moon deity? Nope. People, there is NO SUCH THING AS “ALLAH”, so therefore what sense would it make for me to “offend” or “bait” a non-existent entity?

And a book is just a book. The paper is made out of tree cellulose and the ink is made out of petroleum and probably some sort of soy derivative. The bacon itself was composed of muscle tissue, fat tissue and connective tissue. The components of these tissues are water, protein, fatty acids and collagen. Break it down further and we’re talking carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen in various configurations. Touching a piece of bacon, or any piece of pork or pigskin to a book does not result in anything except making a bit of a greasy mess of the book. No pagan moon deity is roused from slumber and filled with murderous wrath. Do you know why? Because THERE IS NO PAGAN MOON DEITY.

So why did I bookmark my koran with bacon? Because it was WITTY. Because it pointed up the absurdity of the West’s groveling before musloid superstitions – specifically the U.S. Military’s rules and protocol for handling korans, namely handling with the right hand only, and preferably with the hand or hands gloved.

Yeah, because the people who actually use toilet paper and DON’T wipe their butts with their bare left hands are the ones with the “dirty hands”. You betcha, General Petraeus.

Question: Why don’t we issue the gloves that our military are supposed to wear when handling korans to the musloids themselves, and then the musloids can use the gloves to wipe their butts, and then won’t have to go through life with feces-encrusted metacarpi? Is it just me, or does that not make a LOT more sense? I was going to crack wise at this point about “exiting the Stone Age”, but you know, I don’t think Stone Age peoples wiped their bottoms with their bare hands. I think they used vegetation.

This is also why I don’t go for any of the “shoot the musloids with pork bullets” stuff. Whether or not a bullet was coated in pork blood or grease has nothing to do with anything, and I really don’t think that it is healthy or constructive for Christendom to stoop to the level of musloid superstitious stupidity by giving any credence to these ridiculous myths.

Pork grease doesn’t condemn people to hell. “allah” doesn’t condemn people to hell. There is no “allah”. People, at the end of the day, send themselves to hell through their rejection of Jesus Christ manifested in their deeds and choices in this life. Yes, Christ is the Judge of all man and their deeds, but His Mercy is also infinite and available to all men. Men go to hell because they reject Christ and His Infinite Mercy. Whether or not a person was in physical contact with pork or a pork byproduct at the moment of death is utterly meaningless.

I run into this kind of foolishness amongst Christians fairly regularly (insomuch as some of these sects, which, let’s face it, are so utterly far afield that they can’t really be considered Christian in any honest sense, even though Our Lord’s name and a cross may be displayed prominently on the neon sign out front). I had a client tell me once that anyone who is cremated goes to hell because there has to be a body to be resurrected at the Final Judgment. If there is no body to resurrect, the person is disqualified from Christ’s Mercy and isn’t “saved”. Period. No matter what.

Riiiiiiiiight. Because GOD ALMIGHTY is completely hamstrung by the physical laws of the universe. He has no power over matter or energy. He knits every person together in their mother’s womb, cell by cell, molecule by molecule, atom by atom, but He can’t put a person back together. Riiiiight. And so, for example, all of the people who were killed in the jets that hit the World Trade Center and were incinerated just go straight to hell no matter what, according to these geniuses. Because the same Jesus that they claim to love and know so well would do that. Nah, it doesn’t matter what anyone did, believed or professed in life. Nah. If you’re on a plane that gets flown into a skyscraper you’re hellbound and down because your body was involuntarily cremated. And that goes for all of the soldiers and pilots who have been killed in war and had their bodies burned to ash. Sorry, boys! Infinite love and power only goes so far!

Here is a little rule of thumb I use to help me think through such questions: GOD IS SMART, SO DON’T EVER TREAT HIM LIKE HE IS STUPID.

ONLY PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT THEY ARE SMARTER THAN GOD HATE HIM (or, for that matter, love Him like He is a golden retriever) FOR BEING “STUPID”.

Do you see how this ties back to the musloid pork superstitions? Islam is intrinsically stupid because its founders and especially its followers were and are stupid, and so it is not surprising that the musloid fake deity, “allah”, is also stupid. This also goes for the Mormon cult and the Scientology racket.  Same dynamic.

The musloids’ argument is that if a soldier fighting in jihad for “allah” should be shot with a pork-laced bullet, he goes to hell – even though he had no control whatsoever over the pork bullet or his death. Because the allegedly all-powerful “allah” is powerless against the crazy magic voodoo ju-ju of . . . pork products. See how that works? It’s called stupid. Slackjawed, mouthbreathing stupid.

And now a name and event that every single person should know: Thomas Vander Woude. On September 8, ARSH 2008 Thomas Vander Woude, aged 66, was working in his back yard with his seventh and youngest child, Joseph. “Josie” was 20 years old at the time, and did everything with his Dad. Josie was born with Down Syndrome. After finishing up cleaning the family’s swimming pool, Josie walked through the back yard toward his Dad who was also doing yard work. When Josie stepped on the 2X2 foot cover to their septic tank, the cover collapsed and Josie fell into the nearly-full, eight-foot deep tank. Thomas saw this and immediately ran over to the tank. He tried to pull the panicked Josie out, but couldn’t. Thomas Vander Woude then slipped himself into the septic tank to help his son. A workman who was at their house at the time saw what happened and told Mrs. Vander Woude who called 911 immediately. Both the workman and Mrs. Vander Woude then ran outside to help. Thomas was in the tank, treading the sewage, trying to lift Josie up so that the workman and his wife could get a grasp on him and lift him out. It wasn’t working.

Thomas Vander Woude then made the decision to take his last breath on this earth, dove under the surface of the sewage and pinned himself under his son so that Josie’s head was above the surface and he could breathe until the rescue crews arrived. Thomas Vander Woude drowned, without struggling, in human sewage saving the life of his developmentally disabled son. His last moments were in the total blackness of the bottom of a septic tank, with a combination of urine, feces and wastewater rushing into his mouth, down his windpipe and into his lungs. I am hard-pressed to imagine a more physically filthy demise. Or a more terribly beautiful one. The tears that are welling up in your eyes right about now are the proof of that.

So, what do you think? Was Thomas Vander Woude’s death “ritually clean”? How do you think a musloid imam would address this situation if put before him hypothetically? Do you think that “allah” would allow a man into “paradise” who drowned in human sewage saving a son that islam considers to be non-human and would have been murdered at birth? But then, there is no “allah”, only a sick, twisted political cult comprised of sick, twisted, perverted men.

Christ, on the other hand, is Real. Not only is He real, but He was there, in the septic tank with Thomas Vander Woude. Christ knows all about diving into tanks of shit, because that is exactly what He did for us. He was literally born in shit, in a cave that acted as a shelter for livestock. The floors were covered in shit, as were the walls. Don’t think that wasn’t symbolic and carefully planned by Him. You don’t think He could have worked it out so that there was one room left at the inn? Sure He could have – but He specifically chose the shit. He chose the shit because humanity fell into the septic tank, and we are all, every single one of us, drowning in our own shit. We just call it “sin”. We ourselves are not shit – shit is merely the byproduct of our sins, which we freely choose, but it isn’t what we are and it certainly how we were made, nor what we are intended to be.

The funny thing is, most of us don’t feel Jesus underneath us, holding us up. It just feels like we are standing on a solid base. You know why? Because like Thomas Vander Woude, Our Blessed Lord isn’t struggling. He isn’t squirming or flailing as He sucks our shit into his lungs. He’s just down there, supporting us, holding us up, drowning in our shit, with more solidity than the foundations of the earth, so that we can have life and have a chance to be saved. I reckon the challenge in day-to-day life is to never delude one’s self into thinking that we are standing on the bottom of the tank and holding ourselves up. We aren’t. That’s Our Blessed Lord down there, whether or not we perceive it, or even believe it.

Remember this the next time you hear some musloid waxing philosophical on ritually clean death and admission criteria to “allah’s paradise”. And don’t belittle Christ, His Incarnation and His Sacrifice by encouraging such stupidity of thought. The fates of men’s souls aren’t trivia, and it sure as heck isn’t a game of tag played with pork products. Shooting someone with a pork-coated bullet doesn’t make you the judge of mankind, determining who goes to hell and who doesn’t. That task belongs to Christ and Christ alone, since it is Christ and Christ alone who has willingly drowned in the shit of every human being. And for that we should feel nothing but gratitude, and we should manifest that gratitude every day of our life.


**The word “shit” is used very intentionally and without apology in order to convey the brutal reality and enormity of the Incarnation and Passion. People used to understand this – before Superfun Rockband church turned Christianity into an effeminate, intellectually insipid pablum of narcissistic neo-pagan self-absorption, materialism, and mind-numbingly bad “entertainment”.

Thomas and Josie Vander Woude. Thomas Vander Woude, pray for us.


Barnhardt Podcast #184: Ready for Elias

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In this episode we discuss the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, she who is the highest of all created beings, who crushes the head of the serpent, and is the complete opposite of the pacha-demon so much in vogue in the Vatican today. While the junior bishop in white carries on his plan to euthanize the Faith in souls, Canada is vying to lead the world in euthanizing the body of all, Elon Musk is aiming to euthanize all-organic humanity through man-machine hybrids, and Kanye West has mostly completed the euthanizing of his career. As the malice and mishegaas mounts, draw closer to God and His holy mother, stay confessed, and maybe have a strategic reserve of popcorn ready for the return of Elias!

Advent Almsgiving Suggestion:

Servants of Mary, Ministers to the Sick
(aka. “Sister Servants of Mary”)
5001 Perlita Street
New Orleans, LA 70122-1999

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