jump to navigation

Finally! August 30, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, firearms, fun, non squitur, silliness.
comments closed

New plates, baby:

Multi-shot Level IV steel body armor.  Two plates plus sides.  Yikes is it heavy.  My plate carrier now weighs 32 pounds loaded, and that’s without magazines (it’s more than a carrier, more like a tactical vest/carrier combo).

So now my kids like to put it on and engage in punching contests.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned this in a post, but when I went to Kansas this summer I took some soft body armor along to target shoot.  It was all Level IIIA stuff, soft kevlar.  Nonetheless, I was impressed with how well it faired.  I had several pieces stop anywhere from 5-10 9mm rounds from about 25 feet.  I had one stop seven 9 mm and about 15 .22LR rounds.  It puffed up like mad but it did very well against the kinds of rounds it was designed to stop – handgun caliber.  I was surprised that this soft-armor was capable of stopping multiple rounds so long as they didn’t hit too close together (within maybe 2″ of a previous hit).

I also took some video of bottle shooting and what not but the end result was not so great.  So much for relying on a giddy 13 year old cameragirl.

Advertisements

Start Novena for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin 08/30/17 August 30, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, Novenas, Our Lady, Restoration, Spiritual Warfare, Tradition, Virtue.
comments closed

The Novena below is also for the intention of increased holiness in our marriages and families.  It is from marriage and the family that societies are built, or fall.  It is from the family that the sanctity or worldliness of the Church flows.  There are few things for which we could possibly have more cause to pray than for holy marriages and families, including, of course, our own. This Novena starts tomorrow 08/30 and ends on the Vigil of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Novena
http://www.praymorenovenas.com/wp-content/themes/Builder-Air/lib/builder-core/js/dropdown.js

http://www.praymorenovenas.com/wp-content/themes/Builder-Air/lib/builder-core/js/html5.js

­

Prayer for Marriage and Family

Jesus, I trust in You. Please grant through Your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your hope into my family.

Jesus, I trust in You. Please grant through Your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your love into my family.

Jesus, I trust in You. Please grant through Your mother’s intercession that I may always bring Your mercy into my family.

Our Lady, on this feast of your birth, please pray for stronger and holier marriages.

Amen.

Day 1

Most lovable Mother Mary, our Father in Heaven created you with delight. You are His creature whom He made worthy to become the holy Mother of His Son. You were born into a family of Saints. Pray for me today that my joy in your Son will increase and that my family may become more holy.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 2

Oh most holy daughter of Adam, your precious Son chose you as the vessel for his entry to the world. Where our first mother, Eve, fell short, you fulfilled God’s call for a Mother’s holiness. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may be born to new life through your Son.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 3

Immaculate daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne, you are the door to the Eternal Word who made you the source of His Sacred Blood. You are a model for all Christian sons and daughters. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul and that I may have a greater devotion to your Son’s Precious Blood.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 4

Oh most holy daughter of the line of King David, the Redeemer of the world loves you with the singular love of a Child for His mother. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may have a greater love and devotion to my Mother and Father.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 5

Most holy Mary, the Holy Spirit preserved you from sin so that our Lord would have a fitting vessel to enter the world. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may remain faithful to your Son until the end.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 6

Oh holy Mother, St. Joachim and St. Anne were delighted to love and care for so holy a child. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may show greater charity to my parents and grandparents in word, prayer and deed.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 7

Holy Mother, your birth caused great joy to the angels, because they saw your holiness caused by your Son’s resurrection. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that your graces may rain down on all married couples.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 8

Heavenly Mother, your birth gave great joy to all the world because it signaled the coming of Jesus Christ, who would save the whole world by His life, death and resurrection. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may be exceedingly patient with my family and loved ones.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary…

Day 9

Mother Mary, you pray for me as your child. Thank you for welcoming me into the Holy Family. Pray for me today that the feast of your birth may give great joy to my soul that I may increase my devotion to the Holy Family.

Dearest Mother, please pray for me and for these my intentions…

(State your intentions)

Hail Mary……

4039520_orig

Media Scum Show their Hateful Loathing of Ordinary Americans……. August 30, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, cultural marxism, disaster, Endless Corruption, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, unbelievable BS.
comments closed

…….and since we’re speaking of the heroism on regular display in Houston and southeast Texas, also revealing their callow envy at people they know to be far better than themselves.

What a spiteful little bit of bile, via Ace:

There’s actually quite a bit being revealed, probably more than the artist intended.  He shows much more his own ignorance of (and bitter anger towards) Christianity than he says anything remotely relevant of Christians, even erroneous fundamentalist protestants.

A local priest has told a joke/story about God’s intervention in our lives a number of times, and it is perfectly apropos for this cartoon and the whole Harvey situation.  It involves a man trapped on his roof amid steadily rising flood waters.  The man is praying for God to rescue him, and lo, about an hour later, comes a boat offering rescue to the man.  But the man refuses, continuing his prayer.  A little later comes another, larger boat.  Again the man refuses to be rescued.  Still later, when the man has had to climb his chimney as the water rises ever higher, a helicopter passes over and begins to lower its rescue cage, but the man waves them off.  Finally the man is swept off his chimney by the waters and drowns.  When he meets God, he asks why God didn’t rescue him.  God answers “I sent you one small boat, one big one, and a helicopter – what more did you want?”

That is to say, there is nothing to say that a “helicopter sent by government” was not influenced by Grace to respond to a particular person’s needs at a given time or place.  The idea that only a complete redneck imbecile would think that demonstrates the incredibly childish level of understanding our self-appointed “betters” in the media have of Christianity, and their utter disdain for the operation of Grace.  Only those possessed of a reprobate sense would have such a callous view of even the potentiality of the miraculous.  And yet these are the opinion-shapers – even still, even after a million self-inflicted wounds to their credibility – that form the thinking of tens of millions of Americans, probably still a majority.

As for me, I have no truck with anything they say or do anymore.  The media come across to me as high chiefs of a strange and always hostile religion.

More leftist hatred of the petit bourgeoisie here.

Still more ripoff – professional muslim agitprop agent Linda Sarsour misrepresents pro-radical muslim political campaign donation efforts as “hurricane relief.”  Most despicable, using money bilked from  unsuspecting people to stir up hatred and envy among those possibly rendered vulnerable to these terrible vices by the trauma they’ve experienced.  I suspect it will not result in much measurable success in Texas.

Be very careful who you donate to.  Already several shyster donation ripoff sites have been exposed in the Houston area.

 

White Rose Fundraising Dinner Moved to November 17! August 29, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, awesomeness, Basics, contraception, Dallas Diocese, fightback, fun, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Restoration, sanctity, Virtue.
comments closed

A very important update to a previous post, the White Rose Women’s Center benefit dinner featuring Fr. Shannon Boquet of Human Life International has been moved from October 7 – where it was contemporaneous with the 100th Anniversary Fatima Conference in Irving – to November 17.

Location remains the same.  I am so glad to hear this and pray many souls will be able to attend the benefit for this most worthy organization, aiding women contemplating abortion.

Thank you to the kind soul who sent this update notice on to me.  I have idea who it was – I got it anonymously via mail – but thank you.

All other pertinent information about the benefit dinner is at my previous post.

We’re Fine But Very Proud of My State August 29, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, disaster, General Catholic, Glory, sadness, Society, Victory, Virtue.
comments closed

Sorry I’ve been away the past few days, I even missed my birthday. I’ve gotten some e-mails from people wondering if we’re OK, and of course, we are, thank God.  Not much happened in Dallas, a bit of badly needed rain on occasion but that’s it.  The heavy stuff was all a good 100 miles or more to the south.

We do have family in the area affected by Harvey and all are fine to date.  Only one outlaw nephew lives in the Houston area but they have not been flooded.

Just been too busy with work and life to get on and blog.  I hope to have some time tomorrow, I’ve put some big things behind me the past two days, work-wise.

I am so very proud of my state and the residents of the Houston area.  Dallas and Houston have a sometimes not-so-good-natured rivalry but I have been blown away both by the tremendous outpouring of aid, Texan’s self-reliance (utter opposite of Katrina), and the (to date) very small loss of life in this once in a millennium cataclysm.  I don’t know how many thousands have been rescued by neighbors and other “civilians” but based on the bits of coverage I’ve seen it is quite probable a majority of the rescues have been carried out not by agencies of the state (at whatever level of government) but by private citizens.  #That’sTexas.

I had an exchange with reader Tim via e-mail last week, he forwarded one of the predictions of 30+ inches of rain last Thursday and I kind of pooh-poohed it.  I was right on – tropical weather events virtually never affect the Dallas area more than slightly, we’re just too far inland (close to 300 miles), but I feel terrible thinking this event was going to be more hype than real.  Ooops.  Even though that was a private exchange, I look pretty dumb now.

This natural disaster isn’t over  yet, even though the rains have moved off, for the most part, waters will continue to rise for another day or so as the ground drains.  I’ve certainly been praying for these poor souls along the coast, as I’m sure you have.  Even without loss of life the impact is going to be devastating.

Washington Post Prints Pro-Satanist, Anti-Christian Screed August 24, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
comments closed

Bill Whittle mentioned in an interview he gave a month or two ago that the media is no longer even attempting to hide their real views, biases, and especially, hatreds.  They are all-in against the America That Was, and especially against what they mean to make its final political incarnation – President Trump (yes Trump is hardly a great representation of all that America used to be, or should be, but he is in opposition to the America they want, which is the same thing to them).

So it’s no longer a matter of tipping their hand, the media is straight up telling us who they are, what they want, who they like, and, since leftism has always been propelled far more by its hatreds and antitheses than by any real positive vision, who they hate.  And they hate Christians more than anything else, even to the point of giving a satanist room in the leading newspaper of the nation’s capitol (safe link) to try to make the outrageous claim that it is Christians who are behind the recent episode in Charlottesville, VA and the supposed rise of white supremacists, while satanists are, contrary to at least 2000 years of history, on the side of goodness and light.  The WP is literally endorsing an argument of Christians bad, satanists good, or, more accurately from their standpoint, Christians enemy, satanists ally.

But what should we expect from a group that has declared a holy jihad against the dread threat posed by decades old, stationary objects (statues)?  There is no limit to the lunacy, and it is driven by the kind of hatred that can only come from a false religion warring with the True One:

Every time you start to believe TheWashington Post cannot go any further off the leftwing rails, along comes another sweetheart of lunacy. Seven days ago, WaPo published an editorial justifying violence against Trump supporters. If you thought that was some pretty far out stuff, a few days later we were served up with an editorial that openly called for banning conservative speech on campus.

Crazy, right?

Nutso, right?

What is going on here? Why is one of the leading establishment news outlets in the country offering its imprimatur to dangerous lunatics advocating in favor of political violence and fascistic speech-killing policies?

Come on. Don’t be cute. We all know why. This is WaPo’s way of slowly but surely legitimizing these ideas, and both of these un-American ideas, silencing the Right through the use of force, are ideas the mainstream Left have secretly longed for for decades. [Yes, they want to silence the right.  It’s been glaringly obvious for years, and especially since Nov 2016.  But even more they want to drive Christianity from the public square, if not destroy it outright, and giving space in their paper to a satanist is, as Nolte notes, trying to get people comfortable with those ideas] When you boil the Left down to its essence, what you get are violent tyrants all-too eager to control and organize society at the point of a gun. [Author Nolte does not make this point, but I will – leftists have long had a close association with satanism and the occult, in addition to their frequent embrace of all manner of false religions (which involves contact with demons, since St. Paul told us in inspired and inerrant Scripture, that all the gods of the gentiles are demons) – anything that can combat and undermine the influence of Christianity.  Virtually the entirety of the leadership of the French Revolution belonged to the radical anti-Church European Lodge, and worship of the occult has been rife among social and political revolutionaries from Rudolf Hess to Alistair Crowley and Alfred Kinsey.]

Can WaPo get any worse, you ask?

Oh, my, yes — yes it can, you silly boy. Because when it comes to the Left, it will always, always, always get worse. Behold Exhibit A

Behold the words published by WaPo this very day informing us that Satan is good…[I will leave out the satanists attempt to sell satanism through it’s supposed embrace of freedom and exaltation of the individual. It’s the same old lie satan has always preached: that you may be as gods, and thus be free to sin.  It gets absolutely ludicrous, however, when the author tries to pin support for slavery and racism on Christianity, the one organization that has done more to obliterate both of these evils than any other entity on earth, while satanism has always been associated with many of the most atrocious and abominable acts imaginable, up to and including child sacrifice]

………WaPo’s whole “Oh, Satan. Yes, Satan” pitch does at least make one thing clear…

“Democracy Dies In Darkness” is not a warning, it’s a goal.

Exactly.

Satanists are terrifying examples of the depths of self-destroying irrationality to which a soul lost in sin can sink.  Satanists don’t deny the existence of God, in fact, many of them acknowledge it quite plainly.  It’s just that they feel they are better off, somehow, playing for the other side.  Some even acknowledge that doing so will result in eternal torments beyond human comprehension, and yet they still do it.  That is the very definition of diabolical disorientation and the reprobate sense.  Pray that you never fall into it, because there but for the Grace of God any of us could go.

And yet think of the infinite cynicism of the Washington Post to actually publish a screed like this.  I don’t know who is worse off, the editors who are so full of hate for Christians, so ignorant or uncaring of history, and so determined to have their tyrannical way, or the satanists themselves.

PS – This post is a good opportunity to give some warning to those who have gotten in the habit of watching political commentary on Youtube, especially of a conservative/libertarian/anti-leftist bent.  There is a guy that Youtube seems to be heavily promoting – he constantly shows up in my “recommended videos” no matter how much I remove them – named “styxhexenhammer666.”  His popularity has grown a great deal in recent months, and he is frequently grouped in  with Lauren Southern, Gavin McInnes, Sargon of Akkad, and similar.

I will not watch his stuff.  The man is an avowed atheist.  Yes I know his recent videos make no mention of this, and seem to provide often insightful commentary on ongoing cultural and political events, but I strongly recommend against watching any of his stuff, because every single video I’ve seen in the past 3-4 months has satanic imagery/symbolism in the background.  I have received queries about this guy from three different readers and I have advised all the same – yes he makes many good points, but no, don’t watch any of his stuff.  I refuse to give a satanist even the tacit support of a view, and I refuse to knowingly expose myself to someone who is  under satan’s influence.

Father Rodriguez Update August 23, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, catachesis, Domestic Church, Father Rodriguez, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Interior Life, manhood, mortification, Our Lady, priests, Restoration, sanctity, Spiritual Warfare, the struggle for the Church, Tradition, true leadership, Virtue.
comments closed

I am sorry I have not yet had the opportunity to watch either of the videos below in their totality.  In fact, I’ve only had a time to watch the first few moments of each.  But they reveal that what I hoped would come to fruition indeed has – that Father Rodriguez has found a vehicle in The Fatima Center to reach souls with his apostolate.  When I examine the internet as a totality (see yesterday’s post), I should keep in mind that it enables a persecuted, hounded priest like Father Michael Rodriguez to still reach souls, and that is not an inconsequential thing.  In reality, determining whether such a massive, disparate, confused, self-contradictory object as the internet is a good or bad thing in its totality is probably well beyond my very limited capabilities.

That aside, it seems Father might be making regular contributions to The Fatima Center’s Youtube channel.  I certainly hope so.

Father’s two sermons continue the theme he began in some previous ones, the role of the Blessed Virgin in the Lord’s plan of salvation and our own particular efforts at sanctification.  The first sermon focuses on the relationship between the Holy Ghost and the Blessed Virgin Mary.  God’s Grace is what makes us holy.  God has willed to share His Grace with us through Mary, who is the Mediatrix of all grace. Father quotes numerous popes and saints in attesting to Mary’s critical role in the diffusion of grace into souls, including St. Bernadine of Siena, Blessed Pope Pius IX, Pope Benedict XV, and St. Maximilian Kolbe, among others.

Devotion to Mary – and this is attested to by the great Moral Doctor St. Alphonsus, along with St. Louis de Montfort – is absolutely vital for salvation.  St. Alphonsus says it is morally impossible for a soul to be saved without a powerful devotion to Our Lady, and the deeper the devotion, the greater the likelihood, generally speaking, of salvation for an individual soul.

God wills our salvation through the diffusion of Grace in the Holy Ghost, and this God further wills that this sanctification through Grace take place in and through Our Blessed Mother.

That’s a pretty fair synopsis of the first video, anyway.

The second video is somewhat on a somewhat related topic, focusing more explicitly on Fatima and the Light of Christ.  Our Lady came to Fatima in 1917 to bring the Light of Christ to our times.

Father notes that the great crisis afflicting the Church – and numerous souls – is the lack of holiness, grace, and truth in the Church.  Instead of holiness, we are, like good Americanists, concerned with external works and creating pleasant communities.  Instead of supernatural grace, we are concerned with natural talents and efforts. In stead of cooperating with divine grace, we are concerned with individual liberty;  instead of growing =with grace, we are concerned with physical health and material comforts.  Instead of truth, we are concerned with political correctness. Instead of the one truth, we are concerned with promoting each person’s or group;’s beliefs equally, regardless of truth or error.  And instead of conforming our lives to the Truth, we are more concerned with deforming the Truth to correspond with the way we live.  We must consider holiness, grace, and truth as the light that comes from Jesus Christ.  This fallen world will never give us holiness, grace, and truth – only Jesus Christ, our Savior, Lord, and King can do so.

Notice how significant light is to the Fatima apparitions, and when you think of this light, recall that it is Christ’s holiness, grace, and truth.  If you believe in the Gospel, you must believe in Fatima.  The message of Fatima is the message of the Gospel.  Man has turned away from God, he must now turn back to God – nothing is more important.

To do this, we must do the five things God demands of us through Our Lady of Fatima:

  1. Pray the Holy Rosary daily – dedicate your Rosary to consoling Mary’s heart, and meditating on the Divine Mysteries
  2. Wear the brown scapular
  3. Be faithful in accomplishing one’s daily duty according to one’s state in life
  4. Make reparation – pray and sacrifice for the conversion of sinners
  5. The devotion of the Five First Saturdays, in reparation for wounds inflicted on the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Also pray the Raccolta prayers 386-393 (you can bet I’ll check those out as soon as I get home!). Father closes with three quotes from St. John Eudes and a personal prayer to Our Lady.

I’ll let that stand as a very brief synopsis.

This second sermon is especially powerful and if you only have time to watch/listen to one, focus on this second one.  Both are great, and both should be listened to, as they build on each other, but I understand how limited time is for many of us.

Finally, some photos have emerged of Father’s pilgrimage to Quito, Ecuador, and the great shrine of Our Lady of Good Success, in 2016 (2015?).  I was unaware, until I saw the photos, that the very good and holy priest of the Fraternity of St. Peter, Fr. Jonathan Romanowski, was also present during this pilgrimage. I only share a few photos, please go to the link to see the rest.  There are some truly beautiful photos of the basilica of Our Lady of Good Success and other gorgeous churches.  What perfect venues for the offering of the Mass of the Ages, even with the sad, protestant-inspired post-conciliar wreckovations, which, thankfully, have been comparatively minimal in these sacred buildings.

Also inspiring is the attestation of the large crowds that assisted at these Masses.  These were probably  the first TLMs the hundreds of locals present had seen ever seen – and what a great work of spiritual mercy that is in itself.  There were only a score or so that accompanied Father on the pilgrimage, so it is a hopeful sight to see many others avail themselves of the Mass of St. Pius V – who knows what great fruit may result.

Padre Romo with Father Rodriguez

Planned Butcherhood Comes Out with Uterus Emoji August 23, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, cultural marxism, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
comments closed

 

I’m so old I remember when they were called “emoticons.”  You know, the little cartoon characters people use to express sentiments they don’t bother to put into words.  Many years ago, a commenter opined that real men would never use an emoji. Chastened, I have abstained ever since.

At any rate, some pro-abort has come up with an app for an “Ooti,” a pink, vaguely uterus shaped emoji IPhone users can download for a mere $2, with all proceeds going to help keep government leech Planned Barrenhood afloat:

Invented for the iPhone, the new “Ooti the uterus” emoji app can be installed for $1.99 and comes with an assortment of smiley expressions and personas. All proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.

So just who is “Ooti the uterus”? Her website says the following:

Ooti is an expressive uterus in shades of millennial pink. You can catch Ooti drinking cold brew, wasting time on the phone, and of course, swiping……

…Ooti’s here so we can celebrate this amazing reproductive organ [which abortion, in more than a few cases, so damages as to render infertile – what a way to celebrate God’s gift of creating life!] as well as support the fantastic health services Planned Parenthood provides. [Uh huh.  Like non-existent mammograms.]

All proceeds from Ooti will be donated to Planned Parenthood so they can continue offering accessible care to those who need it………[It’s just nothing but lies from the sexular pagan Left, isn’t it?  “Affordable care,” if by care you mean murder, and by affordable, you mean taxpayer subsidized]

………..Ooti apparently got her name from “a working nickname that was being used as a shorted version of ‘uterus’: utie,”

“Unfortunately, the nickname sounded too similar to another familiar friend to women — UTIs,” says the website, explaining their decision to settle on “Ooti.” [Yes, UTIs, or urinary tract infections, which some forms of contraception can help cause, and which are also related to the modern libidinous lifestyle of far too many young women, who are literally ruining their future ability to have stable married relationships, in addition to their general mental health, through their mass embrace of promiscuity]

As noted by LifeSiteNews, Planned Parenthood “commits over 300,000 abortions annually, or more than 30 percent of all abortions in America, but performs less than two percent of cancer screenings.”

Go figure.  Put it bluntly, sans abortion, Planned Barrenhood has no reason to exist.  None.  Contraception is more available than cotton candy. Their raison d’etre is the murder of innocent children.  All the rest, especially the garbage about “accessible care,” is just a smokescreen.

Another Reason Why I Will Never Again Be a Knight of Columbus August 23, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, different religion, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, Society, the struggle for the Church.
comments closed

I know I have a goodly number of readers who belong to the Knights of Columbus, as I used to.  I left the organization years ago over its persecution of members who demanded the organization live up to its founding ideal, and ban membership from public heretics and others not living a “practical Catholic life.”  I can understand why some men want to belong to the KoC, warts and all.

But the organization under Supreme Knight Carl Andersen continues to make highly perplexing decisions.  One is the recently announced change to the 4th degree uniforms.  Whatever one thinks of the old ones, the new ones are decidedly lacking in presence.  It’s a suit coat with a patch and a goofy looking beret, instead of the classic tux and sash look.  Apparently this decision has been met with a great deal of controversy.

More telling, however, was the decision by the KoC to spend millions of dollars bolstering a decidedly left-wing pseudo-Catholic organization in the publication Crux – more or less a vanity vehicle for John Allen and an attempt by deranged Boston Globe management to cash in on what they thought would be the raging popularity of Francis, Bishop of Rome.  Crux has lately been on the attack against those horrid converts to Catholicism, who should really just be constantly on their knees thanking God for permitting us in the Church and just keep our mouths shut and let the left-liberal cradle Catholics do all the talking, thinking, and running of the Church*.

In a particularly ugly bit of spleen-venting, Francis-supporter and super-liberal Austin Invereigh inveighed against a number of Catholic converts by name, including Edwin Pentin and Ross Douthat, accusing them of being possessed of a neurosis.  This was followed up by a half-hearted apology and then a doubling down, repeating the attack in a third piece.  The KoC has, to date, not issued an apology or demanded a retraction, even though they are now part-owners of Crux.  Via Rorate:

The Knights of Columbus made a clear choice when the organization decided to sponsor the faltering “Crux” — founded by the Boston Globe for liberal journalist John Allen Jr (when the Globe thought it could cash in on Francis’ supposed “popularity”) and then, when it came into trouble, propped up by the Knights.
The Knights’ choice was to uphold the liberal and Modernist version of Catholicism in reporting news.
For a few weeks now, Knights-Crux has been on a crusade to crush the credibility of converts to Catholicism. This because the Modernist establishment currently in charge of much of the central government of the Church hates American Catholicism, hates conservative Catholics in the United States, hates the Traditional-friendly general trends of the strongest portions of English-speaking Catholicism, and hates, therefore, informed converts who are so influential in those circles.
The first shot was an article by Austin Ivereigh on “Pope Francis and the convert problem“. Yes, it’s a “problem”, apparently, and as such it will demand a “solution”. The controversy generated by the article was so great that Knights-Crux editor Allen Jr. had to intervene. This “intervention” was just for show, because a few days later, Knights-Crux publishes a new attack on converts, by convert David Mills with the shocking title “Newcomers to the Church should speak less, listen more“.
Why do the Knights of Columbus wish to silence, shame, and persecute Converts? Why do they support this campaign of discrimination of converts in the Church? The leadership of the Knights of Columbus must speak up clearly, or the Crux crusade against converts will remain for all purposes the public and editorial policy of the Knights.

I’m sorry, but there is no benefit the Knights provide that outweighs their coziness with those destroying the (human element of) Church from within.  There is no benefit to me or my family from being associated with this organization, which, whatever its founding purpose and original intent, has gone far astray, and is more concerned with receiving the continued approbation of the great powers in the Church (and, it seems, the culture) than really aiding the workaday lives of individual poor Catholics, which was Fr. Michael McGiveney’s intent.  In truth, the restoration of the Faith is what those poor Catholics – what all Catholics – need most, not politicking and engaging in dubious investments.

I know not all readers agree, and that’s their prerogative.  Please don’t take this post as an attack on you.  Perhaps traditional Catholic men should consider starting their own alternative to the Knights?  That might be a hot one for the parish council meeting, if your parish has such things.

*- They are not entirely wrong on this. I should be ever more thankful to God for making me a part of His Church.  But the reasons why the Crux crowd are on this crusade against conflicts has everything to do with sexular leftist politics/ideology (what one might call the leftists true religion), instead of any concern for converts’ souls.

Faithful Catholics Will Be a Major Target of the Great Internet Purge August 22, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, cultural marxism, disaster, General Catholic, horror, persecution, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, shocking, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
comments closed

The Googleocalypse is well underway.  Leftists enormously resent the great success right-wing (and, to a much lesser extent) Christian apologists/arguers are having on the internet.  In several internet media, perhaps most, it is the Left which has lost the precious cultural cache (one the Left itself carefully crafted) of being on the hip, cool, and “with it” side, while facets of the Right – or at least cultural/political rejection of the Left – has gained much of that cache.  The Left appears to many especially young internet users to be nothing but joyless scolds and endlessly aggrieved nutters.  Even more, the Left is well aware of this, both how they come across, and how they fail to convince others, especially more and more young (primarily male) people. This right wing prominence on the internet and, especially, some forms of social media, is perceived by the Left to have been a primary source of their eschatological disaster – the election of Donald Trump.

But rather than confront both their failed, destructive beliefs, and their failed, boring tactics, the Left, controlling virtually all the academy, virtually all corporate media, and the vast majority of senior management at most all corporations, and especially high-tech ones, is resorting to its favorite tactic – winning the game by denying the other side the ability to play.

It has been obvious for months that working through their control of monopolistic entities like Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even further down deep into companies with control over internet infrastructure, the Left is attempting to purge virtually all right wing content off of social media and, eventually, the entire internet if at all possible.  De-funding has been going on for months with Youtube removing ad revenues from tens of thousands of right wing, libertarian, or simply anti-leftist content creators.  Further steps are underway that will basically make many anti-left Youtube channels all but impossible for the public to view.

Even more, working in concert with fabulist leftist agitation organizations like the Southern Policy Law Center and Pro Publica, Google and others plan to create a hit list for what will considered “offensive,” and thus ban-able, speech.  The SPLC list is already infamous for its entirely political in nature (i.e., right wing = “hate speech”) and for its grouping of very mild, mainstream right-of-center organizations with supposed Nazis and other extremists.  Thus the Family Research Council gets labeled as an extremist group, and thus may fall under Google’s ban.  What the ban means is that sites so listed will initially not show up on search engine results, while opponent’s sites will (so, instead of getting the Family Research Council, you’ll get a huge number of hits attacking them, or from groups like the Sodom Human Rights Campaign).  Even more ominously, in creating these new, hidden, and incredibly politically biased “rules,” Google and companies like GoDaddy and other internet hosting services will simply remove the “offending” content from the web.  They will simply cease to exist.

As I said, this campaign is already well underway.  The very mild and mainstream Christian Post had most of its videos demonetized by Youtube last night for apparently “extremist” content.  And that is just the beginning.

For instance, The Remnant just experienced a wicked hit job by a local TV station due to their being ludicrously listed on the SPLC list of “hate groups.”  They are so flagged by the SPLC – as are a huge number of other Christian organizations – because The Remnant preaches the truth of Jesus Christ, which is that sodomy is always and everywhere wrong and marriage between people of the same sex is an impossibility and a horrific offense against God.  Thus, they – and I – are “homophobic” and guilty of “hate speech.”  It is incredible to have to face the fact that the nationI was born in, the supposed land of the free, in its powerful interests, at least, now defines being a Christian as being n amoral monster.

This entire effort is entirely politically motivated. The Left is losing arguments all over the internet, and as they become more and more extreme, of necessity, tilting at non-existent windmills of alleged bias and racism, they are turning off more and more people (thus the omnipresent tag line, “that’s how you got Trump”).  Thus, there is a powerful motivation to utterly silence their opposition.  Even more telling, however, is that the leftist viewpoint is simply the default view of the vast majority of employees, and still more among the management, at the vast, vast majority of Silicon Valley corporations, as the James Damoore episode reveals.  These people are so extreme in their views, and have inculcated themselves in such a deep ideological bubble for so long (and have been so poorly taught, by deliberate act), that huge swaths of people at Google, Facebook, and other very powerful, highly influential internet-related corporations simply have no conception of a viewpoint other than their own. They cannot fathom someone arriving at different conclusions, unless that person is very wicked and possessed of hideous ulterior motives – such as all the -isms with which the Left constantly labels its opponents. As such, these companies, in trying to eliminate “hate speech” will always have a profound bias in favor of leftist views and against any views contrary to leftism.

Taken together, this spells a massive plot against “free speech” and any attempt to save this rapidly faltering republic.  We are yet to see how far this effort will go, or what kind of opposition will emerge, but as this key article makes clear, the structure of this pogrom against supposedly “hateful” thought is being created, implemented, and propagandized for entirely by leftists. That it will end up almost entirely targeting conservatives, libertarians, and Christians (but not muslims, oh no!, not them, they are a vital part of the leftist coalition and the religion which the Left will happily adopt when the time comes) is a fait accompli.  All that is in question now is the opposition that will emerge and the effect that opposition will have.  Yes, some radical leftists advocating violence will probably be banned as well, at least at first, mostly for cover.  As the Youtube example has already amply demonstrated, however, we can expect anti-left speech to be demonetized, blocked from search results, or outright deleted at 10 to 100 times the rate of leftist “hate speech.”

It is entirely possible that as this program proliferates, many of your favorite blogs/Catholic websites may simply disappear.  Certainly those that use blogspot, a Google product, are at particular risk.  If this effort at banning certain kinds of anti-left speech is successful in its start, however, it is possible that the effort will spread wider and wider and eventually take in most if not all your favorite trad-Cath sites, because every single one of us is a horrid heretic spouting damnable blasphemy against the sexular pagan religion. We could all be targets.

Two brief thoughts as I wrap this up: if you have a Catholic blog, and the content is important to you, I would suggest backing up the content on hard drives or other memory devices you control periodically from now on.  You never know when the day will come that you try to log into your blog or website and it simply no longer exists.

Secondly, more and more I am coming to the conclusion that, in toto, the internet/world wide web whatever you want to call it has been a disaster for mankind.  Yes it has brought many benefits, but it has brought incredible moral, cultural, and now political calamities in its wake.  The porn epidemic alone is probably enough to damn the internet forever. But that’s really just one small issue.  The government – and service providers – can turn your phone into a spy microphone and camera.  If you use an Android as I do Google knows where you are and what you do virtually every moment of every day.   More and more, it appears that the powers that be want to suborn the internet from being an empowering tool for the masses into a tool of unprecedented technological repression.

It is impossible to quantify the good versus the bad of the internet, and yes I am a hypocrite as present as even as I see the internet more and more as a great net evil, I have no plans to stop using it.  Nevertheless, this thought is rather new to me and as it takes hold (or is refuted by wiser souls) I shall have to consider what the appropriate response will be.  It is very difficult to live these days totally offline, especially if one wants to homeschool, where so much depends on internet connectivity.  That’s scary, and brings to mind chapter 13 of the Apocalypse.

If you have followed these developments, do you think I am on target, or am I doing my best chicken little impersonation?  I find this effort extremely chilling, and given the success the Left has had in driving alternate viewpoints out of the academy and the media, why should we suppose they will not succeed in the broader field of the internet?

More later, God willing.