For Your Own Good. Cough.
For Your Own Good. Cough.
~ IT ALL DEPENDS WHAT YOU think is actually going on– and therefore what needs to be said and done– on what you think is real and true.
For instance, if you were born in the 60s, and tend Leftwards, you think it’s all about getting people into the Kumbayah circle, generating positive feelings, and perhaps some weed-smoke, and the world will come together in peace, love, and flowers. The 60s were an optimistic time, and old barriers and conflicts were going to be fixed by the UN, and fine-sounding words, and becoming subtly Communist & worldly. This fulfilled that part of the European revolutionary spirit of the 1840s. Utopia, next stop! Happy happy, joy joy, everything is awesome!
However, what if the real situation is that we are in a burning Minas Tirith, surrounded by countless entrenched orcs, wargs, Nazgul, and other monsters; within the walls are despair, treachery, not enough warriors, and a fading spirit. There are a few hidden away in the burning city singing Kumbayah or the Gondorian equivalent, but they are worse than useless. Even worse? somehow, The Enemy is in control of the people running things. And there’s plenty of blame to go around, not just based on your habits of mind, group-think, or the alleged general consensus.
Sadly, many of the churches of our time worship big government, the spirit of the age, and feelings over facts and faith. That is, the church militant– the church fighting the good fight here below cheered on by the angels, saints, martyrs and faithful ones of the church above– is making Kumbayah, not spiritual war, against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Think cops on permanent donut-break whilst the criminals run wild.
To a real extend, this is the fault of Rome. When the Roman Catholics get a sniffle, the protestants get double pneumonia. Vatican II was a mess. It replaced evangelism with ecumenism; truth with consensus (a.k.a. the pooling of ignorance & contradiction in search of truth); worship with self-regarding spectacle; a world-culture with a divided weak waffling ‘spirit’. A house divided cannot stand.
C’mon Rome– Kumbayah? Ecumenism with Muslim prayers at the Vatican? All happy times, and ever onwards and upwards? Great, big massive lies, with feckin’ bells hanging off them! Please, Pope Bergoglio: show me in the Bible where Jesus ever said that he came to bring peace, flowers, and Kumbayah, and that the march of the church is like a bunch of hippies skipping through a field of flowers. Where he said that we should surrender to other faiths, or to a worldly feel-good agnosticism.
The one thing I know and feel in my bones is that the more we deny the fact of darkness in ourselves, the world, and in spiritual places, the more we’ve wandered into a self-decieving la-la land, while failing to recognize we’re in a minefield. In the fog. At night. Having no clear idea which way to go. And the darkness knows it.
The more we live in denial, the more we excuse ourselves from these time, OUR times, which require wakeful, wise, brave people to fight against and to name the evils around us, within us, and threatening us. ~
~ DEAR OLD Hitler loved it. Because master-race. Purity. Even though he himself had a physical problem, and was part-Jewish.
Get rid of the retards, cripples, gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, socialists, communists, non-Nazi journalists, and all the other human debris and pests. Had a whole bunch of government programs to clean the gene pool up, including total war.
Eugenics was quite popular with all the cool kids in the early 20th century, along with other horrid notions like enforced sterilization, abortion, breeding programs, euthanasia, and suchlike. They breed horses and flowers, right? And they shoot horses, don’t they?
After The Hitler, eugenics had to re-invent itself.. hence abortion, the pill, euthanasia (compassionate good death, if you want weasel-words) willing or otherwise, and all the other ideas & practice of The Culture Of Death.
In the West, even as our desire to baby is vanishing, our desire to have ourselves murdered is increasing a little, and some governments are kinda into it, and trying to enforce it. No doubt this has utterly nothing to do with the uber-selfishness of many modern people; their lack of fear of God & judgment for suicide; and especially not the the catastrophically expensive wave of old people known as Baby Boomers now starting to need old-person drugs, care, facilities, and hospital-care– even as socialism is collapsing from over-spending on the social safety net. Ironic and tragic hilarity to ensue?
In Canada, Alex Schadenberg amongst others have been fighting cases across Canada to oppose euthanasia. The killing of old, sick, disabled, pain-stricken, depressed, and elderly people by doctors and nurses: sometimes with, more often against their wills, as the experience in Belgium and the Netherlands has shown over the past 25 years and more.
Please support his work as generously as possible, and be forewarned: euthanasia– like many other Liberal notions– is just as clueless, destructive, and full of what they like to call “unintended consequences”. Plus, huge piles of corpses.. some of them people you knew and loved.
Medicalized Murder: Oppose It Now, Before It Gets You. ~
(The Possible Answers)
~ ITEM: 1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools
~ VIA THE INTERNETS, this 1912 test made the rounds a while back. It’s a very interesting document, and mostly predates the scariest of edumacational machinations and manipulations of the 20th century, and the plague of experts infesting society ever since.
If the test were updated to 2014, and the proper teaching and content were given, we could all pass this. Ay, there’s the rub.
After all, modern teaching propaganda is fact-lite and method-heavy, the infamous “We don’t teach kids WHAT to think, but HOW to think.” Which makes as much sense as saying “We don’t teach kids what a bike is, but how to ride properly.” It’s a false either/ or that avoids the issue. Mills need grist. Brains need facts, and suitable learning strategies for each step in human growth.
The false dichotomy of learning versus facts (amongst many other ills) is why despite all the piles of money, at far too many colleges and post-secondary institutions in 2014, the first year is partly remedial math, reading, spelling, and wording more gooder. I.E., too many kids have learned neither how to think, or what to think about, but have been thoroughly propagandized (and rendered numb and cynical about) about recycling, global warming, sodomy, bully-free zones, the evils of non-liberalism and Christianity, the amazingness of progressive political leaders, and other quite tertiary matters. They have the radical critique, but are not allowed to learn what’s being critiqued, why, and whether it’s fair, or true, or balanced, or not.
The product? Busy little worker drones, buzzing away at whatever, most young skulls filled with undigested mush.
It’s not a classical, or a old-style liberal education (pre- & early 20th century). I once had a gander at the She-Binks’ Grandmother’s old Grade 9 text-book, from a similar time as the document above (she lived unto 105). It was full of high-school-level maths, literature, spelling, Shakespeare, history, Latin, poetry, geography, anatomy, basic sciences, and many other subjects. It really did shock me, compared to my then-recent High School education, which was still better than what most students receive in 2014. Not as good as 1912 Grade 9.
In Nova Scotia, it is possible to graduate Grade 12 with honours without having taken (as in my day) 6+ years of history, covering ancient, medieval, early modern & modern, and Canadian history. That is, knowing nearly nothing about your place, time, origins, how we got here, and who fought for what, and where freedom came from, and what the Pyramids are, and the Cathedral at Chartres…. well, most of history.
In the olden curricula, you were more educated by grade 9 than most kids are by grade 12, and proud of your accomplishment, and skilled at many things, and given the basics of civilized truth, reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and much else besides. It was mentally, and even socially elevating, and aspiration united to education could literally mean the child of poor unlettered parents might go to college, or learn a new trade or career, and rise socially in the world.
What do we see? White or immigrant kids taking Afro-Canadian history and literature, while remaining ignorant of their heritages. Grade 12 calculus aced by people who have trouble spelling, or can’t tell you any meaning to 1066 or Magna Carta or World War 2. Well, second things first, I guess. The modern educational baby-sitting of teens from 15-18 is literally a waste of time, and could be used for college, apprenticeships, and practical training (as was true in of England in Tudor times).
The squishiness of most modern approaches also teaches kids that learning is boring; that facts don’t matter; that all Left-wing political truths are good and true, and that there’s no such thing as a moral life aside from recycling properly, drinking politically correct coffee, and being decent to your friends. FAIL.
More and more, smart & curious kids must discover great books, learn great art, architecture, poetry, drama, history– and all the amazing and terrible and interesting things people have ever done– outside our educational system, which almost seems to exist for the good of teacher’s unions, curriculum spinners, utopian social engineers, and worker-drone making. We are making an idiocracy.
Here endeth the rant. Now, you kids get off my lawn. ~
~ ITEM: Harvard Group Is Hosting a Reenactment of a Satanic Black Mass; and, more from the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club
~ ITEM: UPDATE– Letter to Harvard President Drew G. Faust about the Satanic Mass to Take Place on the Campus of Harvard
~ ITEM: UPDATE– Dawn Eden Chimes In– “Harvard can do better than give a platform to a “Black Mass” promoter who ridicules sex abuse victims“. Boom, baby. MUST READ. Further, Elizabeth Scalia, The Anchoress, blew the lid off this story. Read her coverage
~ IT’S LIKE peeling a rotting onion– finally, the vaguely Christian then Unitarian then not much of anything Harvard comes clean– the father of Lies, The First Rebel, the Accuser and Deceiver and Hater… is at the heart of the anti-moral Progressive spirit. A satanic ritual as allegedly dispassionate “cultural study”, because everything is relative, and good in its own way, and there’s no boogie-man under the spiritual bed.
So let’s “re-enact” a black mass (and mock the holiest things of Catholicism, of course)! Who are these idiots?– teens with a Ouija board at the start of a horror-movie? It’s the very height of pride combined with stupidity to call on darkness: because when you summon it, darkness may come, seeking souls to eat, and lives to wreck, and places to haunt.
It is the very presumption of the soulless modern experiment that one should live a life spiritually uncommitted, and that “being mostly good” is the very most that we can reasonably expect of anybody. In reality, supernature abhors a vacuum. Or as Jesus said, an empty soul is an invitation to darkness. We all have a choice to make, now, and for eternity– ‘none of the above’ is not an option.
Remember: radical wrecker Saul Alinsky dedicated his book to the Arch-Wrecker Lucifer. For at the heart of destroying faith, family, and foundations is no good spirit, no redeeming Lord, but the Dark gibbering idiot, fallen archangel, grumbling grudge-muncher, and fool.
Forget playing your rock albums backwards– many of them (and our mass media) say cheerfully Satanic things when played forwards. Self. Me, my, mine. Rules? What rules? Don’t tell me what to do. YOLO. What is truth? Who says you can’t do that? If it feels good….
Wanting to play at black masses is already satanic, and impious curiousity gone quite insane.. and wicked. Harvard reaches an anti-apotheosis.
Let’s forecast the future– in the spirit of inclusion, future school curricula will include ‘exploring satanism’, as part of diversity (i.e., erasing every bright spot or remnant of innocence, Christianity, family, and morality from young souls). “It’s part of the program”– sorry, parents, think of the school as co-parents, since we have your kids for 1/3 of the waking day. You see them in the morning, and supper, and talk with them for exactly how long each day? That’s less time than they spend on their smart phones.
Pray for these addled fools at Harvard, that they and those exposed to such evil not be harmed, and be led to the Lord. Because such things are real, and not to be trifled with. Think of these folks as naughty kids in a dark wood when they hear a roaring beast close by.. that’s the spiritual reality of what they are at.
“Let the Holy Cross be my light /
Let not the dragon be my guide
Step back Satan / Never tempt me with vain things
What you offer me is evil / You drink the poison yourself.”
Via Steve Skojec:
The Sacraments of Christ being carried by Saint Tarsicius,
When a vulgar profane gang would have overwhelmed the Wholesome Things,
He willed to release his soul by being cut down
Rather than give up the Celestial Members to rabid dogs.
When threatened with a Satanic black Mass in their diocese — and the use of a real, consecrated host for purposes of desecration — the best the Archdiocese of Boston can come up with is this wimpy bit of nothing statement. Pathetic:
STATEMENT OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON
The Catholic community in the Archdiocese of Boston expresses its deep sadness and strong opposition to the plan to stage a “black mass” on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge.
For the good of the Catholic faithful and all people, the Church provides clear teaching concerning Satanic worship. This activity separates people from God and the human community, it is contrary to charity and goodness, and it places participants dangerously close to destructive works of evil.
In a recent statement, Pope Francis warned of the danger of being naïve about or underestimating the power of Satan, whose evil is too often tragically present in our midst. We call upon all believers and people of good will to join us in prayer for those who are involved in this event, that they may come to appreciate the gravity of their actions, and in asking Harvard to disassociate itself from this activity.”
Terrence C. Donilon
Secretary for Communications & Public Affairs
Archdiocese of Boston
~ ITEM: UPDATE– Joffre The Giant weighs in: “No people in this country is more sheep-like than the people of New England.”; Daughter, 14, confronts school board after dad was arrested over sex book: ‘I don’t feel safe’; Dad arrested after protesting book speaks out
~ WATCH HOW Petty-tyranny grows. The current New Hampshire State Motto– Live Free Or Die! Possible new version: Keep Quiet, or get arrested. Remember: author & freespeecher Mark Steyn moved there from Canada to enjoy some freedom from arbitrary and malicious state power. Oops.
So: a school effs up with notifications about an iffy book, then a concerned Dad (William Baer) speaks up about his concerns, and ends up.. arrested & handcuffed for no actual crime? Here’s the story. Here’s the video: “William Baer, a parent upset over a reading selection in Gilford, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct when police said he did not leave a school board meeting after being asked.”
Did you see what just happened in that video? “Two Minute Rule Trumps Freedom, Rights”. Or, petty school board honcho (Sue Allen?) gets her Hitler on.
The Cop needs to be fired, the school-board needs to be held accountable, the school board woman who brought the cop into play needs to be fired, and both she and the cop and the people responsible for this fiasco civilly sued, and the full story needs to be told. Their uppance needs to come,if things happened as they appear to have done.
What’s worse than the arrest? A terrible shame that the other parents sat there like obedient robots, while an armed agent of state power interfered with their neighbour’s freedom & rights. At. A. School. Meeting.
Remember: New Hampshire is also the place where a police chief not long ago labelled protesters as “potential domestic terrorists”, justifying the purchase of pricey tank-cars for the police.
‘Live Free Or Die‘ is a partial quote from New Hampshire’s most famous Revolutionary War General, John Stark. He said, in full, “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.“
Is that still true in 2014? Not the idea, but that most comfy moderns would be willing to endure death rather than submit willingly to evil? Back in the 13th century, William Wallace, an educated man, treasured his family wisdom:
Dico Tibi Verum,
Libertas Optima Rerum:
Nunquam Servili Sub
Nexu Vivito, Fili
My Son, Freedom is best, I tell thee true, of all things to be won. Then never live within the Bond of Slavery.
Or if Braveheart is too ancient for you, how about 20th century hero Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn?
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
If people are not willing to go through inconvenience, or suffer, let alone possibly face death to defend and live out their deepest convictions, then where are we, really? Freedoms die one at a time, people get harrassed, arrested, IRS-raped, handcuffed, NSA-snooped, free speech is chilled and frozen. The sons and daughters of America the free become tax-cows, slavish minions, willing accomplices in the growing & fearful servility of their neighbours, their children, themselves, and future generations.
Ideas matter. Words matter. Actions matter. The U.S. is becoming a potential police state in too many ways to be listed, and all that is needed for the hirelings and bully-boys to conquer is that all the sheep, the sheepdogs, and shepherds keep quiet, so nobody gets hurt.
Wake up, sheeple. The wolfish are licking their chops.
Be a sheepdog, even if it costs you something– especially if it costs you something. ~
~ REMEMBER, YE MINIONS– As I’ve said since this horrid human toothache first appeared on the radar, do not trust. Thou shalt verify. Fact-check, and presume he’s up to something, because he– or his handlers, or his minions, or the renegade CIA & NSA– is always up to something illegal, immoral, unAmerican, pro-death, pro-same-sex, pro-Islam, anti-Christian, anti-freedom, and smugly sneaky. Always. And always up to something.
How serious am I? If Obama told me face to face that “the sky is blue”, I’d doubt every word, including “the”, until I’d checked for myself, or sources I trust.
Remember– he’s a former rent-boy who had sex for coke, who smoothly lied his way along about everything, always. He’s covered his past, his health-records, his schooling, his family details, and everything else.
The current POTUS (Psychopath Of The United States) has botched America for 8 years, and everything is stagnant, broke, and worse; now, sick people and healthy people are being done to financial or physical death by his health-plan.. i.e., death-panels, and IRS extortion-squads. Now, the whole world is looking at America, and seeing a deflating Hindenburg, without even the excitement of the fire. America was not is not and could not every be perfect; and yet the truly bad people are running this planet more and more. Thank you, Unicorn Man!
Do not trust. Do verify.
Oh, and if you want your free voting instructions, even if it’s Bobo The Evil Psycho-Clown versus Hilary, vote Bobo. Jeb is just another creepy RINO from the Bush Organized Crime-Family.. anybody but Bush 3.
Remember– ITYS, on this date. I’m so amazing. ~
~ AS I’VE MENTIONED before, Professor Tony Esolen is a hero of mine, and a favourite author. This Dante shcolar is a true preacher and teacher of truth, love, and goodness in a time of mass-delusion, hate, and toxic & polluted souls. That means, a lot of people hate him for what he says, since it represents the civilization consensus of the past 10 000 years, and God and the Bible, and not the latest cultural or sexual fad.
If you believe that truth, beauty, and goodness have a “best before’ date on them like bread or milk, people who stand for the stuff you consider to be stale and fit for the revolutionary dustbin of history, then anybody who asks if this is so, or dares question, or even undermine all the false assumptions of the progressive sexual, political, and social conquest is not a person, or representing a legitimate discussion, or diversity.. they are Enemy. Silence Them. Let no disturbing thought pull away the comforting baby-blanket of progress, especially amongst those privileged to be brainwashed at our finest and most hallowed institutions.
This Winter, Professor Esolen was invited by some folks protesting the vile Yale “Sex Week” to speak on real love, and personhood. Hilarity ensued. Tolerance & Diversity @ Yale University? Not so much, akshully.
Seriously– don’t worry so much about the Muslims seeking to enslave the West; right now, our own youth are being turned into barbarians inside the gates by politically correct professors who have instilled One Thought Only, With No Questions Allowed.
Mrs. Clinton & Huma Abedin
~ NOT BREAKING NEWS! ‘Cuz I’ve been talking about this for years and years….
America is under stealth-attack. Now. And especially since 2005-6. Your country is being hijacked, with the happy cooperation of Obama, and big chunks of the U.S. government. Just because they are not wearing hijabs or Middle-eastern clothing (or Nazi uniforms) means literally less than nothing. That’s stupid Hollywood telling you that evil is idiotic and flamboyant, and that minions of an evil plot are always incompetent members of the Doofus Minion Association, who cannot hit anything with a bullet, even when they outnumber the hero or good guys by zillions-to-one.
Not so much.
A little push here, a little silencing there, a few ‘diversity’ hires, and lo and behold the U.S. is (even more than it would under the current maladministration) serving the causes and purposes of the Muslim Brotherhood’s desire to submit all nations under Allah (especially America). The individual conversions or executions or silencings can wait until much later.
The real problem in this war is that we are infiltrated, lied to, and confused by the mixed messaging. Have no doubt: Western Civilization is under siege, and they envy our stuff, and our enslavement, and the death of the modern world and our messy freedoms and residually Christian ideas, and our powers via technology.
The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ at the first Easter was and is the spiritual explosion which set Christendom and millions of souls in constructive & redeeming motion, building all the ideas, words, places, and things we now enjoy as their heirs. The power of the living Christ working in and through countless Christians created the wealth, technology, wisdom, learning, medicine, and material comfort and well-being we inherited in the richest, most powerful society on earth, ever.
Sadly, as we slump before our big-screens or beaver away as wage-slaves in a declining Western economy, we doze and whine and live off the fumes of the moral and material inheritance & treasure of the wealthy Christian society which was handed on to us, not as our reward for being so amazing, but rather as a trust, to be improved, used, and handed on to the future generations given to us by God. What was handed to us has been squandered. Even the wealth of the past 500 years has been sunk into debt, deflation, money-printing, and society-wide banking & political fraud.
Can we muster the will to look, learn, and warn, let alone to organize, proclaim, and fight back? The problem with the West is comfort, spiritual zombieism, and fear of risk or inconvenience or owwies if we get up and do the right thing. The fascists and the fanatics who are fighting for the future are counting on us just not showing up, and keeping quiet as we put our own shackles on.
I Told You So, yet again, April 2014. ~
~ DESPITE HIS “I’m An Atheist™ Anarchist™” self-description, popular Canadian vlogger/ podcaster Stefan Molyneux is actually a mostly morally traditionalist and sensible commentator on many aspects of life, the current mess, and stuff and things.
Now, PLEASE don’t get him started on spanking or religion (or at least fast-forward those bits, cuz he goes loony), because the rest of his stuff arises from the entirely Western Christian moral tradition, a respect for reason and argument and the value of a classical liberal position, and the authority & knowledge that comes from a properly shaped conscience as our inward moral compass. That is, he’s smarter and instinctively wiser than some of his own ideas and alleged principles.
Worth checking out? His ‘The Truth About‘ series, tackling Marx, Ghandi, MLK and a host of other sainted liberals and radicals; anything on the debt-bomb in the heart of the West; taking on feminism and the sinless bias women are told to believe about themselves. Parenting, the media, lots of areas.
I could go on and on and on.
In the piece below, he wisely lays out exactly how most of us swarm obediently at the media & cultural bidding of our ruling cadres, usually not to our own benefit– reminding me of the very suspiciously-timed hit piece on Duck Dynasty, which entirely obscured the re-rape of American freedom & their Constitution via Obama’s passage of the new & eviller version of the NDAA. Is GQ writer Drew Magary in the White House ‘Media Manipulation’ rolodex? Might as well be.
Anyhow, might as well enjoy Mr. Molyneux as the West winds down and the various actors play the stage. He’s having none of it, being a philosopher who espouses virtue and wisdom and self-examination, like a modern-day half-wise Socrates. ~
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