[Originally penned and posted 11 March ARSH 2016. It is too prescient not to repost in light of Antipope Bergoglio’s continuing daily attack on believing Catholics, victims and whistleblowers of sodomite molesters and rapists, and his mocking contempt of all those tempted by sins against the 6th Commandment, trying to live chaste lives. Antipope Bergoglio, exactly like satan and all of the demons, wants you and everyone else in hell with him. He doesn’t want sodomites to repent because he himself is a sodomite (yes, it’s confirmed), and he wants to destroy as many others as he can out of pure demonic SPITE. Remember, the Venn Diagram of Jorge Bergoglio and The Papacy has ZERO OVERLAP, and the antidote to scandal is TRUTH. Pope Benedict never validly resigned. Happy Feast of St. Francis de Sales. –Alpha Bravo ’24]
I received many emails about the Gaslighting piece in the “Oh, so THAT’S what that person was doing to me…” vein. Many people have experienced this in the workplace, which is not surprising. A few recognized it in clergy and prelates – again, not surprising. MANY recognized it in politicians.
“So, when these politicians [clerics, prelates, antipopes] get caught in baldfaced lies and even criminal activity, and seem to ENJOY the fact that they get away with it time after time, casting anyone who dares to even bring these things up as either “nuts” or simply bad people, you’re saying THAT is gaslighting?”
Um, yeah. That’s EXACTLY what I’m saying. The media today is, for all intents and purposes, one giant gaslighting operation. Marginalize as “crazy”, or outright character assassinate anyone who doesn’t fall into mindless lockstep with the Washington DC – New World Order oligarchical machine [and the Bergoglian antipapacy].
The foundational point and hope I have in writing these essays (and the video) is on the micro level – to help people who have, are, or will be around Diabolical Narcissists to recognize and understand what is going on precisely so that the topic of today’s post does NOT come into play – and that is SCANDAL.
Respect for the souls of others:
Scandal is an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil. The person who gives scandal becomes his neighbor’s tempter. He damages virtue and integrity; he may even draw his brother into spiritual death. Scandal is a grave offense if by deed or omission another is deliberately led into a grave offense.
The Catechism classifies scandal under the fifth commandment (Thou shalt not kill) and defines it as “an attitude or behavior which leads another to do evil”. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus stated, “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
The Church considers it a serious crime to cause another’s faith, hope and love to be weakened, especially if it is done to young people and the perpetrator is a person of authority such as a parent, teacher or priest.
This is such a massive topic, it is difficult to pare down. However, what I want to focus on are the words in red above: it a serious crime to cause another’s faith, hope and love to be weakened, and specifically on the micro, interpersonal level.
This is what Diabolical Narcissists do, they “kill” souls (hence the Fifth Commandment categorization) and why I am bothering with this series at all. This is how Diabolical Narcissists are “Hell’s Mercenaries”. Diabolical Narcissists, whether they believe in God or not, whether they believe in satan and hell or not, whether they believe in right or wrong, or even in the concepts of faith and hope, or in love, attack other human beings such that their target loses either partially or completely their own faith, hope and/or love.
This is a nuanced point. Any person with even the tiniest sliver of faith, hope and/or love in their soul CAN BE SCANDALIZED. A person does not have to be a devout Catholic to be scandalized. Any time a human being, as the result of another person’s attitude or behavior, has faith, hope or love driven out of them, regardless of where the starting point was, scandal has occurred. The target is farther from God after the scandal than they were before.
Think about it this way: satan and the demons cannot be scandalized. They are already utterly devoid of love, they are completely faithless, and they have no hope because they know that their choice to reject God is irreversible. They will never, ever see God. You can’t make a demon more demonic. Likewise, DNs are very hard to scandalize. Have you ever asked yourself why it is that so much truly evil behavior in this day and age goes either uncontested or actively defended? Why is it that people today just shrug things off – or even LAUGH THINGS OFF – that which would have spurred mass civil disobedience and protest within living memory? Why is it that behavior that would have disqualified people from decent society just a few decades ago is now considered positively de rigueur? Do you think it might have something to do with the ever-increasing concentration of DNs in our society? Hmmmm….
DNs aren’t scandalized because if a given DN is almost completely purged of love, he is almost entirely gone as a human being – there is little to no love present to drive out. Do you think that is a harsh thing for me to say? Well, have you been to a wedding lately? Ever heard St. Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 13 – the most common scripture reading at weddings?
If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. — 1 Corinthians 13: 1-2
I find this to be one of the most utterly terrifying passages in scripture. This is God Almighty, Existence Itself (I AM WHO AM), telling us that if we are devoid of love (charity), then we are NOTHING. Not that we are merely bad, but that we are NOTHING. Nihil sum. God can work with bad. Not even God can work with “nothing”. The fact that this “nothing person” is specifically described as a polyglot with encyclopedic knowledge and faith adds additional layers of terror. This passage is speaking directly to and warning about Diabolical Narcissists – people who freely choose to purge themselves of love.
There are multiple ways that scandal can be caused. I suppose the most common way that people consider is when someone does something evil and gets away with it, thus convincing those around them that the evil action wasn’t really so evil, and even that others should do it too. This would seem to be the primary tactic with regards to children – specifically with regards to sins of the flesh.
But what I want to focus on is the little-discussed, but perhaps more common species of scandal, especially with regards to Diabolical Narcissists and their targets: disappointment that leads to despair. Put another way, DNs scandalize their targets by causing them to simply give up… on love. All love, not just romantic love. We’re talking brotherly love for other human beings, and even the love of God – which, not coincidentally, are exactly the kinds of love that are needed in order to be a Priest or Religious (monk, nun, sister).
When a DN finds a target, grooms them, and then lays into them, the targets often report a “soul-crushing” disappointment. We aren’t talking about disappointment in the sense of “Baskin-Robbins didn’t have Jamoca Almond Fudge last night.” We are talking about disappointment so intense that it causes a person to despair, lose their faith, or simply throw up their hands and say, “Screw it. From now on, I don’t give a crap about other people. I’m just going to live for myself in the moment and do whatever makes me feel good, because nothing matters anyway.”
Whenever a person says, “Screw it…” like this, a new Diabolical Narcissist is born. And the main vector of this transformation was not an actual demon. It was a human being. In fact, the vast, vast majority of the “dirty work”, that is the actual crushing of human souls, is done by human beings. Why? Because believe it or not, human beings are much, much more effective at actually driving other people into despair and spiritual death. Consider this: what if, right now, an actual demon manifested in front of you. You could see it, in all of its hideousness, with your own eyes just as clearly as you are seeing these words on your screen. Now, what if this demon, hideous and repulsive, starting berating you. “LOOK AT YOU! I hate you! I can’t stand you! You’re stupid! You make me sick! You’re a terrible person! F*** YOU!”
Well, I reckon most people would NOT have their soul crushed to know that a demon hates them, right? You’d have to be one massively insecure piece of work to be all broken up because a denizen of hell didn’t hold you in high esteem. I mean, dude, it’s a demon. Of course it hates you. Duh. That is its nature. To be hated by a demon is no cause for offense. Heck, if a demon DIDN’T hate you, that would be cause for serious concern, right?
Now, consider the same scenario, except it isn’t a demon hissing and spitting those words at you, but rather your mother, your father, your spouse, your fiancee, your teacher, your boss, your priest, a man you mistakenly believe to be the pope, or your friend. THAT packs a punch no demon can ever, ever deliver. Only human beings can wound each other like this. Many, many people have been driven to despair in this way. Many people have, as a misguided attempt at self-defense from situations like this, freely chosen to purge their own souls of love. And then, as St. Paul said, they too become “nothing”. And satan and the demons squeal with delight – another soul to join their ranks in hell, never to see God.
And so, as strangely awful as it may seem, if you are still capable of being disappointed by other people’s terrible behavior, this is actually a good thing. If someone has ever broken your heart and it still hurts, take comfort. This means you’re still human, you still have love in your heart. Only the loveless are numb. Beg God to keep you in pain for the rest of your life on this mortal coil rather than ever, ever allowing you to descend into the numb, loveless void and death of Diabolical Narcissism.
Diabolical Narcissists don’t mourn. Mourning requires love. Diabolical Narcissists don’t hunger and thirst for righteousness – they are indifferent, which is the opposite of charity. They shrug their shoulders. They laugh at atrocity. In perfect contrast, Our Blessed Lord and Savior, during His Agony in the Garden, and throughout His Sorrowful Passion, was (and is) disappointed by us. Terribly, terribly disappointed. What He is NOT, is scandalized. The infinite ocean of His love for us is not reduced by one drop by all of our sins. Never for one second did Our Lord think, “Man, I just give up on you people…”
This is what is meant by the statement, “There is nothing we can do to cause God to stop loving us.” Even if we choose to hate Him and reject Him completely and thus choose hell and eternal separation, even then, He will still love us. We are called to do the same with each other. We should strive to be just like Him. Be disappointed, by all means. But do not let yourself be scandalized (she preached to herself). Because, as St. Francis de Sales said:
“…those who take scandal- who allow scandals to destroy faith- are guilty of spiritual suicide.”
We’re officially in Pre-Lent, so let the Roman Station Church Season begin!
And don’t forget Fr. Isaac Mary Relyea’s podcast, Soldiers of the Immaculate, a Supernerd Media production! Nurse Claire says this episode discussing modern “hospice” is a must-listen.
This goes out to all of the GENUINELY married folks out there. You don’t get much encouragement these days, as everyone’s focus has been shifted by Antipope Bergoglio and the Antichurch to sodomy and transvestitism. But remember, through the words of St. John Chrysostom, who died in ARSH 407, how much Our Lord loves you and your sacramental marriage, and how great you can be within the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
“Tell her that you love her more than your own life, because this present life is nothing, and that your only hope is that the two of you pass through this life in such a way that in the world to come you will be united in perfect love. Say to her, ‘Our time here is brief and fleeting, but if we are pleasing to God, we can exchange this life for the Kingdom to come. Then we will be perfectly one both with Christ and each other, and our pleasure will know no bounds.’
…Remind one another that nothing in life is to be feared, except offending God. If your marriage is like this, it will rival the holiest of monks.”
St. John Chrysostom, ARSH 349-407, speaking to young men on marriage
First, this absolutely lovely note came appended to a munificent donation (but EVERY donation is munificent):
I started following your blog at the very beginning. Have to admit, although your words had the ring and weight of truth, it was just so hard to accept that our leadership both religious and government had become so corrupt. Although you presented such hard information to process and accept, I kept checking in…. I didn’t want to hear it but your conviction and sacrifice could not be ignored. Thank you for the information you provided during the pandemic – we followed the Ivermectin guidelines, avoided the jab and are well. Sadly, we have seen the effects on close family and friends who bought into the false promises and coercion. Praying for the world, for all of humanity, for our family and friends. Praying for you – thank you for your courage – you have emboldened me to speak up and share information with anyone willing to listen.
Speaking of those who took the poisonous injections, here is a fantastic video from just a few days ago of Dr. John Campbell and Dr. Robert Clancy discussing Ivermectin as a very real therapy for the fake-vaccine injured. As was reported in this space in ARSH 2021, Ivermectin essentially puts a protective “cap” over the spike protein that both the Fauci virus AND the death injections produce.
Interestingly, dandelion extract is also reported to have this effect, albeit with less potency. But hey, putting dandelion extract in your water can’t do any harm. And neither can taking Ivermectin. The only contraindication for Ivermectin that has been so-far observed is the blood thinner WARFARIN. Other than that, Ivermectin is safer than aspirin. Remember the case study of the teenager in Africa who “attempted suicide” by taking a 100X dose of Ivermectin… and she had an upset tummy for three days.
And never forget: they watched us refuse to take poison and hoped that we would die. We tried to warn them that it was poison, and then prayed that they would live. And we still do.
(Originally penned and posted seven years ago today, 25 January, ARSH 2017. I keep reposting this on The Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, of which it is the Gospel reading, precisely because “kicking against the goads” is such a massive, massive problem of moral failure among men today. The right thing has to be done. The Truth MUST be acknowledged, sooner or later. Fighting it, trying to avoid it, JUST MAKES EVERYTHING WORSE. The only way out is through, and the “through” is The Cross. With this in mind, please scroll down to the post below wherein Cardinal Burke is asking for your questions, and, to be perfectly frank, drive the goad into him in the hopes that he will, at long last, nearly eleven years after the usurpation and installation of Antipope Bergoglio, do the right thing and acknowledge the glaringly obvious, observable truth of the situation – Pope Benedict never validly resigned, and Bergoglio is a criminal usurper Antipope that must be removed and his Antipapacy be recognized as utterly null, FOR THE SALVATION OF SOULS, including Bergoglio’s own soul. –Alpha Bravo ’24)
Today is the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
Nearly all Protestant Bibles and Post-Vatican II Bibles delete the words of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to Saul in Acts 9:5. The full verse of Acts 9:5 is:
VERSE 4: And falling on the ground, he heard a voice saying to him: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou Me?
Et cadens in terram audivit vocem dicentem sibi: Saule, Saule, quid me persequeris?
VERSE 5: Who said: Who art thou, Lord? And He: I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. It is hard for thee to kick against the goad.
Qui dixit: Quis es Domine? Et ille: Ego sum Jesus, quem tu persequeris: durum est tibi contra stimulum calcitrare.
What does “It is hard for thee to kick against the goad” mean??
A goad is a type of cattle prod, a stick with a sharp iron tip that was used to drive oxen pulling a plow in antiquity. You might have heard the verb “to goad”, as in, “She goaded her husband into buying her a fur coat.” The way the goad worked, if the ox kicked at it to resist it, it would actually drive further into its flesh. So, the more the ox tried to resist the prod of its master, the more it suffered. In this saying, Christ is referencing a well-known ancient Greek proverb:
“To bear lightly the neck’s yoke brings strength; but kicking against the goads is the way of failure.”
-Pindar (died 438 B.C.)
See how that ties directly to Our Blessed Lord’s use of the imagery of the yoke in Matthew 11…?
VERSE 29: Take up My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.
Tollite jugum meum super vos, et discite a me, quia mitis sum, et humilis corde: et invenietis requiem animabus vestris.
VERSE 30: For My yoke is sweet and My burden light.
Jugum enim meum suave est, et onus meum leve.
The more we resist the Truth of Jesus Christ and His Holy Church, of which The Law is an integral part, the more we suffer, and the harsher God’s discipline necessarily becomes.
Proverbs 13:15 says, “The way of the unfaithful is hard…” and Proverbs 15:10 says, “Stern discipline awaits him who leaves the path.”
The reason that Antipope Bergoglio is so popular with “the world” is because he ratifies and confirms people in their mortal sin, most particularly those sins relating to the Sixth Commandment, and also because it is very clear that he DOESN’T ACTUALLY BELIEVE ANY OF THAT CATHOLIC “BULLSHIT”, thus ratifying and confirming all of those who are heretics and apostates within The Church, are outside The Church, have left The Church, and atheists. They falsely believe that Bergoglio is The Vicar of Christ, or at least a legitimate representative of The Church, and that he is finally confirming that the Natural and Divine Law is not only BULLSHIT, but that they will be HAPPIER and their lives EASIER and BETTER if they break it, and he, Bergoglio, is their “all-merciful liberator” from it. What Antipope Bergoglio is trying to do is vilify and suppress the conscience of man such that it is totally silenced and replaced with sensual, material, earthly, effeminate, narcissistic, concupiscent pleasure as the only metric by which man weighs and judges his decisions.
This is, quite simply, SATANIC, and if one STILL can’t see that Antipope Bergoglio is a man wholly in league with satan, actively seeking the ruin of souls, then I reckon one never will.
Ever wonder why sex perverts become more and more miserable, many unto suicide, despite the fact that our depraved culture hails them as heroes? Why did multi-millionaire celebrity pop singer George Michael, as just one example, despite all of his wealth, popularity and complete cultural acceptance, cruise filthy public toilets for sodomy with strangers, and ultimately kill himself with alcohol and hard drugs, crack cocaine being his purported favorite? Why do transvestites, today held up as heroes and as superior beings, have one of the highest suicide rates in the world? Why are psychopathic arch-criminals like John Corzine and Hillary Clinton, among so many others, so consistently horrible, miserable, cruel, abusive, evil people behind closed doors? Ever wonder why divorce rates skyrocketed after the introduction and social acceptance of birth control in the 1960s?
Because it is hard to kick against the goad.
Now you know what that means.
And please, get yourself a Bible that includes EVEYTHING, properly translated, and when you see some word or phrase you don’t understand, LOOK IT UP. This pretty much means, for English speakers, a Douay-Rheims Bible.
Here is an online version: www.DRBO.org
St. Paul, pray for us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
NonVeni Mark has helpfully posted his question, as a sort of very general template for anyone else who might want to submit a question to the illegally deposed Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura whom pretty much everyone agrees is the “leader” of the Remnant Church, WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT:
Last week, I invited you to submit questions to Cardinal Burke that you might have regarding important issues in your life and the role of the Catholic Church in the modern world. If you have not yet submitted your questions or have new ones, here is your final chance to do so before the Conversations with Cardinal Burke program airs.
With a “pandemic of ambiguity” in the world today and even in the Church, the ‘straight answers to straight questions’ voice of Cardinal Burke provides the clarity and guidance the faithful need.
Many witness this sad state of affairs and, in desperation, search for answers to better understand the crisis before them.
I want to assure you that we should not fear our current circumstances. Rather, we should be very grateful that we can follow His Eminence, Cardinal Burke, who does not back down in addressing the confusion in the Church.
Cardinal Burke is not only a canon lawyer but an authoritative member of the Church’s hierarchy, filled with the gifts of the Holy Spirit – especially, wisdom and knowledge. With a sound and sharp legal mind, His Eminence can answer questions definitively on Church related topics, the Sacraments, as well as pastoral and spiritual topics.
Please be sure to submit your question and to support our efforts to produce Conversations with Cardinal Burke. His Eminence addresses questions presented to him from both priests and the laity, with a perspective of deep faith and sound reasoning, that gives each one of us a better understanding of the essential moral and spiritual challenges of today.
As the world continues its descent into moral anarchy and our Church continues to face a crisis in teaching of the Church’s doctrine and discipline, Cardinal Burke will not be silent. Nor will Catholic Action!
Your fellow Rosary Warrior and Faith Defender in Christ,
Thomas J. McKenna
Founder and President
Catholic Action For Faith And Family
Not satire. Because you CANNOT make this stuff up.
“At some moments in my life I am attracted to certain types of charm, but at another moment other details begin to attract me: sometimes the sensitivity of the moment attracts me to fine, white hands; at other times I am more attracted to fleshy, warm hands, and these fine hands are no longer enough for me.”
-Tucho Fernandez, “Por qué no termino de sanarme?”, ARSH 2002
Define: “no longer enough.”
NO WAIT; DON’T. I WITHDRAW THE QUESTION.
Gentlemen, lay and cleric: when in Rome, wear mittens at all times, because Tucho is on the prowl and down to clown, if you know what I mean and I think you do.
Now all of this talk over the past decade by the Bergoglian Luciferian sodomite sewage font about “caressing” suddenly makes sense. Tucho has a kink for man hands.
IN ROME, USE PROTECTION, LADS.
Remember to spell my name correctly!
ANN BARNHARDT, Dame of the Order of the Delicate Silence. Doesn’t it just roll off the tongue mellifluously?
Breaking: Pope Francis announces new ‘Order of the Delicate Silence’ (medal below) for journalists who have been particularly discreet about Vatican scandals. It’s asking for nominations. Who do you think should be honoured? pic.twitter.com/Eh2skfy9m7
— Damian Thompson (@holysmoke) January 22, 2024
@Pontifex thanks journalists for practicing omertà. The mind boggles at the scale of the possible coverups that this has enabled. How does he think a use victims feel when hearing this statement https://t.co/7Roj1Ts0I8
— Catholic Conclave (@cathconclave) January 22, 2024