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Radical Feminism as power fantasy for emotional cripples and revenge-minded deviants January 22, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Now there’s a lede expressing some hot opinion.  I was very tempted to substitute “is a” for “as,” but I guess I left myself some breathing room.

I really like the cultured Brit acadamecian David Thompson.  Not sure if I’ve ever linked to him before, but I read his site regularly.  He covers the topics of radicalism in the culture and academy a great deal.  One of his favorite targets to lampoon is radical feminism (in truth……there is no other kind).

He has a good post noting the supreme irony – or is it bone-chilling Orwellianism? – of a Canadian radical feminist site recommending a curfew for all males (no age range specified), at least until males are sufficiently neutered, in the opinion of the feminists, to allow them back out at night.  If that is not ugly bigotry masquerading as moral grandstanding, I don’t know what is:

[Allegedly outraged by the mass sexual assault of women all over Europe by male muslims, some women, prevented by leftist ideolgy from making necessary distinctions and placing the blame where it properly lies, propose a typically radical, if bigoted, response….] Feminist Current is apparently “Canada’s leading feminist website.” Its editor Meghan Murphy tells us that “female students are under constant threat” and that all women everywhere live in a state of unending terror:

And who is it we fear? Is it other women? No. It is a male. A male with a penis that he may or may not use as a weapon. [I tell you, I read a lot of feminist screeds, and this fear and loathing of the penis is a real and growing thing. I wonder if it comes from a whole generation of women raised with little or no contact with their fathers, who have never known (many) males and regard them as alien and frightening?]

Armed with a mind of infinite subtlety, [heh] Ms Murphy has more than a few ideas on how to combat this throbbing phallocratic menace: [bwahaahaahaaa]

There are solutions: a feminist revolution… an end to masculinity… all of that would help. 

An end to masculinity. Yes, I know, it’s quite a project. But first, baby steps:

It’s time to consider a curfew for men.

One more time:

While a curfew would not resolve the problem of patriarchy and male violence against women, it does, in a way, address entitlement and privilege… The more I consider the idea of a curfew for men, the more it makes sense. [So that would include black men, Hispanics, etc?  So basically your advocating the policy of sundown towns circa 1930?  KKK, anyone?]

Why, it almost sounds like a gratuitous power fantasy, the product of an unwell mind. [Ya think?] Of course a curfew will make dating rather difficult if you’re not a lesbian, [a feature, not a bug, to this crew] and overnight motorway maintenance will have to be done exclusively by ladies. And there’ll be no more working nights to support your family, you indecently privileged patriarchal shitlord. Happily, however, our collective punishment as menfolk may not be eternal:

After a designated period of time, we’ll allow them back on the streets after dark to see how it goes. [Gratuitous power fantasy, indeed, and one that is laughably unlikely to happen.  A full restoration of the Church is much more likely.  Or do I err?]

Clearly, Ms Murphy is determined to upend idle stereotypes of feminists as batty misandrists unmoored from reality…….

………As you might imagine, the readers’ comments at “Canada’s leading feminist website” are also quite… special. There, you’ll learn that in addition to a gender curfew, “there should be a limit on how many men can congregate together in public places at any time of day.” Because “three [men] together constitutes a gang.” You’ll also learn of the urgent need to “break apart the white family, the foremost institution of oppression,” and that, obviously, “all men rape occasionally.”

Why, it’s almost as if all this talk of “equality” and “fairness” was just a smokescreen for a giant transfer of power through process of slow revolution, with the new masters far more brutally repressive and cruel than the old ones ever were, even in the fevered imaginations of the new revolutionaries.

Goodness, you mean to tell me leftism is really a religion of endless self-aggrandizement and power-seeking posing as high morality?  You don’t say:

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Ukrainians starved by Stalin

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Killing Fields – Cambodia

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Killed by FARC


To some on the left, opposition to their program can only stem from stupidity January 22, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, Domestic Church, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unbelievable BS.
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Have you ever noticed, that those who tend to ascribe, en masse, gross ignorance or stupidity to others, oftentimes are not nearly so brilliant as they conceive themselves to be? Have you perhaps observed an increasing manifestation of this phenomenon among our “friends” on the left?

Both thoughts ran through my mind as yet another hidden camera expose of a strong proponent of Common Core revealed the ideology behind this destructive standards, and the increasing impossibility of reconciliation with such vast ideological stridency.  I quote a lot below from this Kimberly Koerber character [my comments]:

Kim Koerber (KK): People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers think that Common Core comes from the educated liberal groups and that’s why they are against it. [Whether they are educated or not – that is debatable – this woman confirms in spade the liberal bias inherent in Common Core] They don’t know anything about it. They think it’s liberal so they’re against it. That’s what I think it is. It’s a knee jerk reaction. My mother, oh my God, she’s a Fox person. If I could remove Fox from my television set, I would…[Behold the open mind of the “liberal”]

I did a big presentation yesterday for AP US History and the AP US History agenda was set, until Texas got upset about it and they wanted to have their founders – they wanted founders in it. And it’s like – come on. The dead white guys did not create this country. It was a whole bunch of different kinds of people. And yes there were women, and yes there were people of color, and yes…you need to talk about them too. But they want to talk about those dead white guys. [What can one even say?  Sure loads of people contributed to the founding of this nation – for good or ill – but a small cadre of white males played by far the dominant role. Get over it. No matter how much you try to go back and rewrite that history, you cannot change that fact]

And that’s the problem. You’re getting pushback, because there’s a bunch of Republican people, conservatives that don’t like being told what to do by people they don’t agree with. [But this lady, she’s totally open-minded to hearing contradictory concerns.  Wait, no, no she’s not, not at all] For example, in AP U.S. History a long time ago, Texas wanted to have U.S. History books, right? Pearson made them. And it talked about the Wild West and how there were prostitutes, right. And Texas was really upset. They didn’t want to mention…I’m like…You’re too young to… Did you watch Gun Smoke? It was a TV show, and you had Marshall Dillon and Ms. Kitty was his friend. She owned a bar and she was a prostitute. They never mentioned it but that’s what she was. It’s like who was Ms. Kitty? Who were these people who went out and serviced these men that went out in the world? That was real. The Wild West was not a nice place. And our kids need to know that that’s what it was like, you know. [That is strictly her opinion.  Which, by virtue of her influential position, she is trying to shove down the throats of millions who disagree.  And note her own most strident opposition to being forced to even listen to, let alone required to “learn” or regurgitate, conservative beliefs as this interview goes on.  But how does she reveal her own ignorance?  She takes a TV show as some kind of indicator of what the Old West was really like.  Please.  In point of fact, in the vast majority of the frontier west, murder, prostitution, etc., were almost unknown.  It was only in a few relatively lawless boom towns like Tombstone and Dodge City where prostitution was rampant and gunfights occurred.  Most communities had, very early on, quite severe laws against prostitution and murder rates were much, much lower than today, even though – or because – almost everyone was armed]

Project Veritas Journalist (PV): But these people in Texas are really upset that the Constitution is not being covered.

KK: It is being covered, but not the way they…cause they’re idiots and they don’t know what’s in it. [Generally one ascribes stupidity to a belief set one is both ignorant of and which one cannot comprehend.  This term is used repeatedly, over a dozen times, in the ~10 minute interview]

PV: Is it covered as much as it would have been?

KK: In 12th grade government it certainly is, and in 5th grade it is. Yes. 

PV: “It’s not a necessity for the kids.”

KK: You should know a little bit about it, you shouldn’t have to memorize the thing. [She’s just contradicted herself. Sure, Common Core teaches the Constitution, but now she admits, not very much.  And yet it’s conservatives who are too ignorant to understand the Constitution?  Here’s another explanation: this woman and her ideological ilk find the Constitution inconvenient, and wish to do away with it]

Republicans want to get in there and talk about stuff and change things about school stuff because they want to, they want to influence what is being taught. Common core doesn’t put up with that. [But democrats NEVER try to influence education and curricula.  And only geniuses constantly say “stuff” in their conversation]

PV: Yeah. And, so it’s not really being… A lot of these complaints about it are not so much about the content yeah…

KK: They’re misunderstanding; they are people that don’t really know what they are talking about.

I…I can’t stand it. If they talk to me one more time about…climate change not being real, I’m just gonna scream[Translation: I cannot refute their contradictions of my deeply held religious beliefs, and it shakes me to the core]

PV: I am really glad I’m here in California, whatever religious affiliation you want to take is fine, but in Texas they want to push the Christianity.

KK: Because they think it’s the only one.

PV: They do, and I see that.

KK: That’s why it’s so offensive to have these prayers in the school board.

PV: Christianity is totally out of the common core?

KK: Yes it is. Totally. It’s not a core concept at all. [Duly noted]

PV: But then there is a mention of other religions like Islam.

KK: Yeah well you have to because …[Because islam is exotic and foreign, and we’re so far above those “others” they could never pose a real threat to us, unlike those disgusting Christians]

PV: So how did Islam get worked in?

KK: Islam…they said you have to talk about Islam, you have to talk about Judaism and you have to talk about Christianity and they wanted to make it big about Christianity; no it’s like, everybody needs to know about everything else…

PV: Is that one of the complaints, that common core does have a liberal bias?

KK: Yes, they feel like we’d be educating their kids to the world which they don’t want to do that. They want their kids to only know this… It’s like birth control. They don’t want their kids to know about it, yet Chlamydia is huge in Texas. [This woman seems to have issues with our fair state.  What does chlamydia have to do with birth control?] So it’s like, you know…In the schools that have kids that, because the kids don’t learn about anything about what they’re doing and they’re messing around and they get in trouble because they didn’t get educated. [This woman is like a walking file of leftist cliches] So, I think the progressive bias is the more educated you are, the better you are, and the conservative bias is the less they know the better they are going to be. Yeah. [Convenient, that.  Can you say moral preening?]

PV: What is it that they don’t agree with?

KK: They don’t agree with Islam, so they don’t want their kids to be taught it. They don’t agree with birth control so they don’t want their kids to talk about it. They don’t agree with math because they don’t understand it. It’s not the same math they did in high school. So they don’t want their kids to know about it. [So no one ever has an actual valid criticism, they’re just stupid lying liars who hate hate hate.  Even though numerous sources have indicated that the math presentations in Common Core are ludicrously convoluted and counterproductive.  Please, Ms. Koerber, let’s put your knowledge of math against mine, or my wife’s or any of a dozen of my radical right friends.  Know much Vector Calculus?  Partial Differential Equations? Linear Algebra?]

It’s conservative push back, that, they are afraid. So these conservative, these conservative voters are afraid of everything. [And if people like you are really behind Common Core, I’d say we have very good reason to be]

PV: I’m just wondering why Common Core specifically…before Common Core kids were learning about math and science.

KK: Because it’s the government telling me what to do.

People who say they want to teach the Constitution, only want to teach the part of the Constitution that they like.

PV: Second Amendment?

KK: But yet they don’t want to teach all of it. Damn the Second Amendment. I don’t think personal handguns need to be on anyone except the government, the police. What is the purpose of having a gun?

The separation of church and state they don’t understand. [Oh the fun I could have with that, but I’ll pass]

They don’t like that. They don’t like equal rights between all groups. The voter suppression that is going on in the south is just unbelievably awful. [Please, tell us more of these sacred truths you’ve received from the holy writ of Huffington Post]

People who are not educated are easy flim flam. [They certainly are.  Progressive does not equal smart, in spite of what the TV has told you for 30 years]  And that they react by fear instead of by knowledge. [Like the fear you have of Texans, conservatives, the Constitution, guns, etc., etc?  Who is demonstrating the kind of prejudice and bigotry motivated by the basest kind of fear in this long diatribe?  Who is demonstrating gross intellectual insecurity here?]

The Project Veritas journalist asks Koerber about the profits for textbook publishers with the Common Core reform.

KK: Anytime anybody changes something in a textbook its profitable for the textbook companies. So the textbooks have to change and the school district has to adopt the new ones, that’s profitable.

PV: Say that again.

KK: Anytime a change happens that has to be put in a textbook suddenly the school district has to adopt new books.

Now this Koerber character works at National Geographic…..as if you needed any more knowledge of where that publication is coming from.  And so far there is no known disciplinary action taken against her, in spite of the PR disaster this is for that increasingly inconsequential publication.

These are your self-anointed betters, folks.  Bow down to your moral and intellectual superiors.  These people really do exist.  Not sure how many there are – far too many, to be sure.  Goodness me, it is amazing what rot the culture has inculcated into the minds of so many, and what damage it is doing.  I don’t think, barring a miracle, reconciliation is possible across such a vast ideological divide.

But I’m sure Francis will find some way to bridge it.  He’s a wonderworker, after all.

Thanks for confirming for me why my kids will never, ever set foot in one of your slave-making leftist indoctrination factories.

Prayer requests January 22, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Holy suffering, Interior Life, Tradition, Virtue.
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I’ve been negligent for weeks in putting these two prayer requests up.  They involve two parishioners recently afflicted with grave illnesses – one with cancer, the other a severe infection and blood clots that caused numerous neurological problems.  A bit of an update from each below.  Please pray for MC who has cancer:

The tests and scans indicate that the cancer is isolated ONLY to the tumor in my shoulder.

There is a 5mm nodule in my left lung (which might be nothing, not sure) and something found in my blood which could lead to multiple myeloma down the road. He will monitor these things closely. Right now, no reason to worry.

I will soon have my consultation and begin radiation treatments. No chemo. Also I’m told this cancer responds very well to radiation and has a good chance of going into remission in my arm after radiation.

We are never out of the clear with a cancer like this, but today there is light, and I’m thankful for that!

We don’t know the future, but I am so thankful to all of you for all your positive wishes, prayers, encouragement, penances, Masses, novenas, Rosaries, kindness and everything in your charity you have offered for my family and me! I love you all! You are all in my prayers too! May God bless you!

Mostly, thanks be to God, his Holy Mother, and all the angels and saints!

I have to say the way this young man has reacted to a very serious illness at a young age has blown me away.  I cannot imagine myself being nearly so composed, nor resigned to God’s will, as he has been.

The other case involved the woman being hospitalized in intensive care for nearly a month.  You know that will run into the hundreds of thousands if not millions, so a Gofundme page has been started to help pay for the hospitalization cost and the ongoing rehab, etc:

The important, current information is that she is finally HOME, after nearly 4 weeks of being in the hospital, MOST of it in the ICU. She is recovering but still needs prayers for some specific things that bother her. Her eyesight and hearing have been affected. A case of close-up double vision makes it difficult for her to read / write. The hearing isn’t hearing LOSS but instead a super-sensitivity to certain sounds. It makes going out in public VERY distracting and painful and causes headaches. She is physically getting stronger every day and is able to get around well. Her memory is returning though she never lost any long-term memories (as far as we can tell, Praise God!); short term memory is still coming and going but is getting better.

Overall she is doing MIRACULOUSLY well and we are very grateful to God, her doctors and to YOU ALL for your prayers for her! Please don’t let up, but don’t forget prayers of THANKSGIVING as well!

THIRD…SO MANY of you have asked how you could help in a more practical way. To that end some friends have setup a “Go Fund Me” webpage for April, to help with the enormous medical expense of her hospitalization, rehab and recovery. You would have thought April and I might do something like this to raise money for some project in Italy or to open an espresso bar or something but we never wanted to “go public” in this way… It’s still difficult to see her picture and story “out there” on the “interweb” (LOL!). It’s OK to share this page with anyone you think would want to know or could help. Email, Facebook or other social media outlets are OK, but please don’t post any additional name, location or personal information. The page is meant to speak for itself. THANK YOU in advance for whatever you can do!

GoFundMe Page for April: https://www.gofundme.com/hghq8cz8

THANK YOU again. We’ll never be able to thank all of you enough for your prayers and well-wishes. For now I think it’s safe to say “no news is good news” but I’ll update you when there is anything significant to report.

Praising and thanking God!

I’ve gotten a bit leery of posting such deeply personal matters on the wide web but since both of these cases are already out there I thought I would go ahead.

Your prayers are greatly appreciated.  May God bless you for all your support.  I know how strong the prayer support of this readership can be.  My wife and I and our infant daughter have benefited so tremendously from all your prayers heretofore.

What might have been re: Mandatum January 22, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Bible, episcopate, error, foolishness, fun, General Catholic, Papa, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, silliness, Society, the struggle for the Church.
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A good funny, from Bones.  If only Judas hadn’t been waylaid by those Jews and their thirty pieces of silver, what might have been.  What Might Have Been:


As Bones’ notes, even though the Bible says nothing about Judas’ “real reason” to leave the Last Supper, can’t we, under the revelations of Francis, just assume it?



Soul: “I’m a former Catholic, Father.” Priest: “Oh, what sin could you not give up?” January 22, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, manhood, paganism, priests, secularism, Society, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
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Such a great story I heard from a local priest.  Dog-tired, very late in praying his Breviary, on a late night flight and having been so occupied with attending the vows of a nun he knew well, the priest eschewed his customary pastoral care and simply gave a brilliant snappy response.

On a long trip he had already had many conversations while traveling.  He rebutted many objections from a Mormon and exposed a diocesan seminarian to perhaps a different appreciation of the Church and priesthood from the one he was accustomed to receiving.  So, please don’t think this priest was being uncharitable.

But I just love the response, and believe it is all too often exactly the case.  I think a great many souls have departed the Church over some sin they didn’t want to give up, but at least these souls had the decency and mental rectitude to not remain in the Church in a state of rebellion to her beliefs, seeking to change them from within, but made the decision to leave the Church, recognizing that they no longer could belong to a sacred body whose beliefs they no longer shared. While a soul leaving the Church is a disaster for them and wounds the Body of Christ, it is far worse for a soul in a state of rebellion from the Truth to remain and cause havoc from within.

Priests who wear clerics in public, and especially the cassock, note that they attract a great deal of attention.  Many people seek to justify themselves to the priest, even if the priest hasn’t breathed a word of correction or contradiction.  I hear from many priests how people seem compelled to seek them out and have at least a brief exchange with them. This is just one small part of the power of giving visible witness to this holy and sacred office through the wear of priestly garb in public.  To some souls, simply seeing a priest in cassock drives them to try to explain themselves and their choices.  Interesting phenomenon, and one that is probably rather revealing.

I think this has to go in the Hall of Fame of awesome quotes.  “I’m a former Catholic.”  “Oh, what sin could you not give up?”  Greatness.