The Media’s “Job,” and Some Just Can’t Handle the Truth February 24, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, cultural marxism, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, rank stupidity, silliness, Society.
A couple of brief, close out the week items via reader T. First up, the media let’s us know what their real job is, not just presenting events as they occur in a factual and unbiased manner, but, no, telling us scary, unstable, easily enraged little people what to think:
Secondly, the billboard below apparently enraged some North Carolina feminists:
Seems pretty straightforward to me. I guess theirs no accounting for taste, but I think you have to be pretty messed up to find this notion so offensive as to stage a protest……..next to a billboard:
A billboard on Interstate 40 West near Winston-Salem is angering many who say its message is offensive to women.
The board reads: “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.” The owner of a Winston-Salem women’s boutique called Kleur has organized a demonstration against the billboard’s message for Sunday at 11 a.m.
On the plus side, from one of the comments:
the women’s movement nor their marches represent me…this sign does!
What do you lovely ladies think?
SPLC As Bad, Cynical, Ideological as You Would Expect February 23, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, It's all about the $$$, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, the enemy.
Just some data to confirm what you already knew: the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which probably did some good and helpful work decades ago in helping to undermine and eliminate the legacy of the Jim Crow South, long ago became just another corrupt agent of leftist agitprop. More specifically, they’re simply another attack wing of the demonrat party, trading on the good name and legacy they built up decades ago to engage in nakedly biased, partisan political attacks.
And typical for politically favored institutional attack dogs, their attacks are typically based on outright falsehoods and incredibly manipulated “data.” As a for instance, in the wake of Trump’s election – and frankly mere days after the event – the SPLC claimed that “attacks” against muslims had skyrocketed, as had the number of anti-muslim “hate” groups.
How did this horrible outbreak of persecution occur? By broadcasting doubtful, or even inventing, incidents (many of which have been very publicly debunked) and listing things like billboards and individuals who hold beliefs the very far left SPLC finds wrong as being purveyors of “hate,” even if these beliefs are held by a large majority of Americans. FrontPageMag has catalogued a partial list of some of their recent inventions and false condemnations of largely innocent people, who simply happen to think differently than they do, and it’s an amazing compilation:
“Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report,” wails NBC News. “Watchdog: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups tripled since 2015,” FOX News bleats. ABC News vomits up this word salad. “Trump cited in report finding increase in US hate groups for 2nd year in a row.”
The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint.
And you won’t believe the shameless way the SPLC faked its latest Islamophobia crisis.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest “hate group” sightings claims that the “number of anti-Muslim hate groups increased almost three-fold in 2016.”
That’s a lot of folds.
And there is both bad news and good news from its “Year in Hate and Extremism.”
First the good news.
Casa D’Ice Signs, the sign outside a bar in K-Mart Plaza in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is no longer listed as a hate group. The sign outside the bar had been listed as a hate group by the SPLC for years. The owner of Casa D’Ice had been known for putting politically incorrect signs outside his bar. So the SPLC listed the “signs” as a hate group. (Even though there was only one sign.) Not the bar. That would have made too much sense.
Since then Casa D’Ice was sold and the SPLC has celebrated the defeat of another hate group. Even if the hate group was just a plastic sign outside a bar.
But the bad news, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, is that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016.
What could possibly account for that growth? Statistical fakery so fake that a Vegas bookie would weep…….
…….The SPLC decided to count 45 chapters of Act for America as separate groups.
How do you get a sudden rise from 34 to 101 hate groups? It helps to suddenly add 45 chapters of one group. Act for America isn’t a hate group. It’s also just as obviously not 45 groups.
Act for America was only listed as one group in the 2015 list. It shot up to 45 now.
Furthermore Act for America boasts not 45, but 1,000 chapters across the country. Why list just 45 of them? Look at it from the SPLC’s perspective. Next year, it can add 200 chapters and claim that anti-Muslim hate groups once again tripled. And then it can do the same thing again the year after that……..
……..[T]he SPLC makes a point of highlighting the locations of likely terrorist targets. [People who oppose radical islam, for instance, or who uphold traditional morality] And the Southern Poverty Law Center’s map of hate has been used by terrorists before.
“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups. I found them online,” Corkins later confessed to the FBI.
When Leo Johnson, the building’s African-American manager, attempted to stop Corkins, the SPLC shooter told Johnson that he didn’t like his politics and opened fire. The SPLC gunman had planned to kill everyone in the office, but Johnson’s heroic actions saved their lives. The African-American building manager was forced to undergo painful surgeries because of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate list.
Despite its role in the terror attack, the SPLC continues to target the Family Research Council.
None of the so-called “Anti-Muslim hate groups” listed by the SPLC have shot anyone. The SPLC has……
……..But there is one barrier to being listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
No amount of overt anti-Semitism from CAIR’s Nihad Awad would ever get the Islamist hate group listed as a hate group. Even CAIR’s flirtation with Neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers can’t get it on the hate map. The SPLC collaborated with the Muslim Public Affairs Council despite its anti-Semitism.
Instead the SPLC lists counterterrorism organizations such as the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Clarion Project and the David Horowitz Freedom Center which point out their terror ties as hate groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is greedy, cynical and dishonest.
Shorter post – the SPLC are thoroughgoing leftists who trade on the name and sufferings of those who truly fought discrimination and unjust persecution in order to advance leftism. If a person or group leans left, or is perceived as being part of the leftist coalition, as muslims are (even though muslims would destroy them, and take away so much of the sexual license leftists purport to love), they can literally do no wrong. If a person or group (or sign) is perceived as standing in opposition to leftism, they can do no right, and the SPLC will be quite happy to unjustly tar that individual as some kind of hate-mongerer, if they hold beliefs counter to the religion of sexualized secular paganism. It’s a travesty what they are allowed to do, but it’s part and parcel of the Left here and throughout the West.
Indeed, the SPLC has long listed traditional Catholic groups like the SSPX as “extremist” and supposedly guilty of one bad “-ism” or another. That’s because traditional Catholics uphold morals and decency, and those things are bad, because large parts of the leftist coalition would get bad feelz if someone “judged” their sodomizing or adulterating. They also have listed anti-abortion groups as “hate groups.” Soooo………they’re bad. Finis.
I pray to have the time tomorrow to post something much more substantive than these endless catalogs of the left’s moral failings and frank evil. They’re important, but I will try to focus tomorrow and next week on much more Catholic-focused posts.
Professor Jordan Peterson on Middle Class Socialists, and My New Motto February 23, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, cultural marxism, General Catholic, horror, manhood, paganism, persecution, Revolution, secularism, Society, true leadership.
I’ve realized more and more of late, that I’ve become something of a political opinion junky on Youtube. I used to listen to music through headphones while working outside the house on weekends (often around noisy machinery), but the music began to deteriorate so I started listening to some podcasts and things like that. Then the wave of “alt-right” or conservative programs broke through on Youtube in 2015 and I’ve found myself listening more and more. I can only listen to so many sermons while working, and the political stuff tends to be more, ahhh……..energizing.
Thus, the increasing spate of right wing or alt-right political commentary on the blog. Sorry if that’s a downer, videos are also much quicker and easier to post than pure opinion on my part or quoting 1500 words from a book, so it’s also fit in naturally with my even more time-compressed post-job-change blogging style.
At any rate, one person I like to listen to on Youtube – to a point – is Professor Jordan Peterson, a professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Professor Peterson is an academic, naturally, but one who is revulsed by the social justice warrior left. And that’s where he’s at his best, diagnosing the noxiousness of the SJWs and their cultural marxist ideology, and the devastation it is wreaking on the culture. When he gets into his idea of “truth,” and wisdom, which is Christian-tinged but also filled with problematic ideas from men such as Carl Jung and other modernist New Age types, he’s on much more shaky ground, though I will say that he is unusually capable of presenting an extremely deeply thought out political-moral-social philosophy. He’s one of the few people able to communicate those ideas in the public square in a way that non-academics can comprehend, though I think he reaches some wrong conclusions. It’s a minor tragedy in a sense, here is a man plainly called in a very special way by Christ to speak the Truth in a powerful way, but I feel he may be a bit hamstrung from taking the next step in reducing Truth to the God made Man by his deep involvement in contemporary intellectual ideology (and especially, psychiatry).
There are tons of videos of Dr. Peterson absolutely eviscerating the Left, but this is a good, short one:
That is, even when it still bothered to purport to be concerned about the “little guy,” or the working class, that concern was self-motivated and based more on their own titanic envy against anyone richer/more powerful than themselves. This same idea has now spread and metastasized into the moral sphere, where Leftists hold anyone who believes differently than they do on not only practical policy but also basic moral issues to be not only wrong but evil. Pride is the root of all sin. What sins are being unleashed by the titanic, and wholly unearned, pride of the Left are terrifying to behold.
Another gem below, which is so important because it introduces the monumentally important work of Alexandr Solzhenitsyn to a broader audience, explains how ideology – which is most prevalent on the Left but can, to a much lesser and generally less dangerous extent, exist on the right – can give rise to the most appallingly evil, destructive, monstrous political-social regimes the world has ever seen. That is also the danger inherent in the collapse of Western institutions through the pervasive influence of cultural marxism, which has deliberately corrupted education, especially the education in history, civics, and philosophy (teaching how to think), that whole generations have been produced who are totally intellectually detached from any ability to think critically or analyze present events in the light of history. How else would millions of young people (and others) in the West have become so disenchanted with their own birthright and heritage – a heritage formed and shaped immensely by the Church – and come to prefer the “other,” be it traditional Marxism, cultural marxism, Mohamaddism, etc:
A shorter, more powerful, in some ways, view of the same:
One area of Professor Peterson’s crusade against the creeping totalitarianism of the Left is through his refusal to use the preferred “gender pronouns” of his students. So boys want to be called girls, a she insists on being called a he, etc. He’s gotten into a great deal of hot water over this, as one can imagine. There are presently disciplinary proceedings being arranged against him. He is also in trouble for denouncing Canada’s coming governmental embrace of sharia law in the form of instituting what amounts to an anti-blasphemy law favoring islam. Once again we see how islam is rapidly becoming the de facto state religion of the West, at least among the governing elites.
Professor Peterson is suffering for his beliefs. His health has badly deteriorated in the past year as the persecution against him has ramped up. He’s on the right track, I think, but I will pray for him that he come to recognize much more clearly that truth descends, always, from Jesus Christ, and that he jettison some of his intellectual baggage.
Finally, a bit of a silly personal aside, picked up from some random thing I stumbled on today. Yes, I’m getting a bit salty in my old age, but I think there is a great deal of wisdom in this quote from Tucker Carlson:
The beginning of wisdom is to know what an a$$hole you are.
Yep. I think that’s about right. Works for me, anyway. The more I meditate on that fact, the better I tend to behave to those around me, and the more humility I tend to evidence.
UPDATE: Just a note, I use scare quotes around “social conservative” and “conservative” in this piece because the people involved have covered themselves with this cloak, even though the key players are not either, to my mind, in reality. Egg McMuffin is an opportunist who is collaborating with very toxic left-wing sources to try to wound Trump. He, like the Left, is trying to re-litigate the election by other means. This “Reagan Battalion” is relatively new and at least partially funded by democrat operatives. Sounds like a sure fire paleo-con site to me!
Some amazing work below by Sargon of Akkad. I’d like to leave this matter of Milo’s fall behind, but this simply adds too much to the picture to ignore, and also reveals the depths to which certain “conservative” groups will go in their attempts to destroy Trump.
You don’t have to watch the whole thing. The last 8-10 minutes switch to a different but related topic. But the first 17-18 minutes are absolutely must see.
Before I get into the revelations, however, let me note that I’ll address more aspects of the Milo situation at the bottom. This is a complex matter, in which no one is completely free from guilt.
Having said that, what has Sargon (among others) found out? First of all, there was a leak on the massive and often problematic 4chan site Sunday about noon forecasting exactly what was about to break on Milo. This was obviously a leak from someone within the “mainstream” media, and showed exactly what was about to be dumped on Milo and, more importantly, why. In a word, it was all about damaging Trump, gradually eliminating allies and so poisoning his name that democrats would – against all odds, and they are steep – win control of the Senate in 2018 and then move to impeach Trump, for what, at this point, I have no idea, because he’s barely had time to actually do anything. For breaking their little leftist hearts, I suppose, and showing that their permanent electoral majority, at least at the presidential level, may not come to pass as they so fervently hoped.
So, this was obviously an orchestrated takedown. It was not just a random release of something some independent sleuth “found” – it had been out for over a year, and I had seen parts of the Joe Rogan show in question. But who orchestrated it? Well, a self-interested cabal of self-described “conservatives” who happen to be tightly affiliated with, and funded by, democrats, and, oh yes, that paragon of virtue and former CIA operative, Evan McMullin. A quarter of a million dollars of oppo research allegedly went into this effort, which just goes to show how much the establishment will waste money on things that could be found for free with a little interest and hard work.
The key part of the video is from 11:00 to 17:00. This establishes the connection between the site that broke the news, with highly edited videos, the NeverTrumper brigade on the “right,” democrat operatives, and Evan McMullin. I know some folks voted for McMullin out of exasperation over their choices in the two major parties, but his involvement here – which he has admitted – perhaps reveals more of his true character than his public rhetoric. The story exploded incredibly fast, over a matter of minutes and not hours, precisely because all had been worked out in advance behind the scenes, as the 4chan leaker revealed.
McMullin’s goal, and that of the NeverTrumpers who worked with him to pull this off, is ultimately to destroy Trump a la the lines laid out by the 4chan confessor – whose post, I must remind, came out many hours before the first post broke at the “Reagan Battalion” site. So, this is NeverTrumpers making common cause with the leftist media, leaking stories in advance to destroy a despised target. This is hugely revelatory.
As Sargon notes, this is not about concern for children. None of these people and groups involved in the Milo takedown have expressed concern about numerous statements from leftists either saying the same thing, or admitting/doing far worse, ranging from Richard Dawkins to Leah Dunham to George Takei to Brian Singer. But of course their is not criticism for these folks, they’re part of the great left-wing machine, and the Left always protects it’s own. It’s quite different on the “right,” of course, where invective for conservatives who buck the establishment is often far more severe than anything directed at the democrats and their allies.
Having said all that, Milo, to a large degree, made this destruction all but inevitable by his bizarre and damaging comments on his own experience at the hands of a Catholic priest, and another unnamed individual. Now there are some that hold that Milo can only “save” himself by coming forth and directly ID’ing those who abused him, or other men he’s allegedly seen taking part in boy-rape. As Sargon points out, however, this would be an even shorter path to destruction for Milo than his disastrous comments, as making these allegations without proof would invite massive defamation suits and would simply discredit him in another way – which may be why some of these folks are demanding he do just that, to complete the destruction. They would inevitably then turn around and lambast him for ruining “good people’s” names without proof. He’s stuck. However, if you’d like another point of view regarding this imbroglio, see the video at the bottom. It’s much less sympathetic and demands that Milo name names as a way of proving his opposition to pedophilia. I certainly can sort of understand why folks would be demanding this, and I can also understand the severe criticism of Milo’s very warped views of “man-boy” relationships, a view almost certainly imposed on him by his abusers, but I still don’t think the demands entirely reasonable or fair, and the criticism may become a bit harsh at various points, mixing sad humor from a wounded soul with deeply heartfelt beliefs.
In a previous post on this matter, I said, as I’ve said before on other matters, that people who experience child sex abuse are never quite right again. I have probably erred a bit in saying this, which was based both on my own experience associating with people abused as kids and out of my great desire to convey the total horror of these acts and their impact on children. I don’t think the degree of damage that occurs to a child in these absolutely disgusting situations can be overstated. But in my desire to convey this, I may have unintentionally conveyed that Grace cannot overcome such damage or even appeared to be discouraging towards survivors attempting to recover from abuse. Neither was my intent, in fact, it was the opposite, to maintain a proper level of righteous outrage against these kinds of acts, but I probably need to temper my default rhetoric somewhat. I plan on doing so going forward.
Regarding Milo, and George Takei, and Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, and probably far too many to name, this is just heartbreaking. The two Coreys, thank God, did not so internalize their abuse as to proclaim it wonderful and good, as the first two in my list did. As Joe Rogan notes here, in a video I don’t recommend you watch save for the first 1:30, we must wonder just how many of those who proclaim affinity for the sodomite lifestyle are not doing so because they were abused by men as children. My thinking is that it would be a shockingly large number, quite possibly, the distinct majority. This event is so shattering and soul-destroying that some people not only have their sexuality changed, but apparently feel compelled to go back in time and redefine it as a “good,” in order to deal with it emotionally. As the video at the bottom notes, pedophiles deliberately seek out disaffected young boys, boys who either have problems at home, or who are unsure of themselves, who are shy and uncomfortable and don’t fit in, and then shower attention on them and make them feel “wanted” and “loved.” Once they have broken down the poor soul, they then move to their real objective, the satisfaction of their unnatural, perverted, hideous desires. That a Catholic priest once again played a role in this………it is such a shame it is unbelievable.
And as the video at bottom points out – it’s long, but worth your time, as this man is an expert in dealing with recovery from abuse, physical and sexual – it is not uncommon at all for childhood victims of abuse to apologize for and defend their abusers, even blaming themselves for the abuse (making themselves the “aggressor” in a sexual relationship with an adult). Of course this self-damnation stems from an attempt to reconcile soul-destroying behavior from someone in a position of authority, who violated the most sacred trust imaginable.
Anyway, I think I’ve said my piece on this now and put out all the nuance I planned. Milo’s comments were surely warped, but I’m not sure how personally responsible he is for them. But this must be a warning to all of us of what kind of evils will emerge from the growing subculture of Sodom and Gomorrah – how many other devotees of these sins share similar twisted beliefs because of their own nightmarish experiences?
These men do have a history, for those who care:
Two Short Videos Exposing the Danger and Ignorance of the Left February 22, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, awesomeness, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, huh?, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, silliness, Society.
These are both great, and just what I need to kick out a post in 5 minutes! First, Nigel Farage, key man in the drive towards Brexit in the UK, discusses the destructive influence leftist domination of the schools, where propaganda replaces traditional curricula, and the effect this has had on the “millennial” generation:
“This young generation, who scream words like ‘fascist,’ have actually themselves become the fascists.”
This was from an hour long speech he gave at Hillsdale College.
Next, and even more fun, the increasingly awesome Tucker Carlson utterly eviscerates a clueless and very confused young man who can’t provide a single, verifiable reason for his (and many other’s) unhinged opposition to Trump:
Stupidity like that actually makes me cringe. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, seeing someone so completely unable to form a rational argument or justify his very strident beliefs. He is so propagandized he a) can’t think, and b) is only able to repeat the dumb, dense talking points he’s been spoon fed. The terrifying thing about this is that there are millions, possibly tens of millions just like him, and many of them do not have the excuse of being young or formed in a corrupt, politicized educational establishment.
But that’s precisely the point of gaining control of the schools and indoctrinating children in cultural marxism. Yuri Bezmenov, one of the architects of cultural marxism in the West and a former KGB agent, says the system is so pernicious those who become captured by it are never – barring some great act of Grace, I suppose – able to escape. They are literally unable to think independently or critically. This cultural marxist hold on the education system started in the 50s and 60s, gained firm hold by the late 80s, and has had total dominance since the 90s. At least parts of three generations have been affected by it, with the latest generation seemingly dominated by this kind of thinking (there are, of course, exceptions).
Carlson has folks like this on about every night, it seems, and similarly crushes and embarrasses them. Yet they keep coming. What could motivate someone to do that? What would cause a young leftist to think they’re the one who will finally give Carlson his comeuppance? Diabolical narcissism.
Coup Complete? Knights of Malta Condom Chancellor Claims Cardinal Burke “De Facto” Suspended February 22, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, cultural marxism, disaster, episcopate, Francis, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, persecution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church.
A bit more data on the attempts to reduce Cardinal Burke’s formal role and thus influence in the Church, the notorious Albrecht von Boeselager, the man at the center of the controversy within the Knights of Malta for his involvement in the distribution of condoms, has claimed that Cardinal Burke is “de facto” suspended. Well, it’s certainly clear that at this point, with his dismissal by Francis from his former post as Cardinal Patron of the order, Cardinal Burke lacks any clear apostolate or formal role in the Church. He’s also, of course, been shuttled off to Guam. Francis intervened decisively in Boeselager’s favor, not only reinstating a man who had taken gravely immoral actions entirely contrary to the Doctrine of the Faith, but deposing the former leadership of the Knights and instituting direct Vatican control over what had been, throughout its 500 year history, always a lay-led and run organization.
That’s what you call a decisive intervention. There are many prurient reasons for this intervention, not the least of which being the Boeselager’s wealth and their involvement in the often corrupt Vatican bank, but don’t think the issue of contraception did not play a significant role. I’m quite certain it did. In fact, this entire issue may have been orchestrated in order to further isolate and ostracize Cardinal Burke, the most effective leader to date of opposition to Francis, at least publically among the episcopate. The report, via LifeSiteNews:
The Knights of Malta official at the center of controversy over the Order’s Catholic identity and sovereignty says its patron, Cardinal Raymond Burke, has been “de facto” suspended.
Albrecht von Boeselager, a German aristocrat, was removed from his post as Grand Chancellor on the grounds that he violated his promise of obedience. He hadn’t submitted to his superiors’ request that he resign after it was revealed he had overseen the distribution of contraception in the developing world. The Catholic Church teaches that contraception is intrinsically evil.
After Boeslager’s removal caused a kerfuffle, Pope Francis personally stepped in, reinstating Boeselager to his former position. The pope also asked Grand Master Matthew Festing, the order’s highest-ranking official who had removed Boeselager, to resign. This was unusual because the order of Malta is a sovereign state. [It’s also the first time such a demand – and it was a demand, done under great pressure, not a request – has ever been made in the 500 year history of the order.]
The pontiff then appointed a “papal delegate” to run the order.
In comments translated by The Tablet, Von Boeselager told the Archdiocese of Cologne’s website, domradio.de, that delegate Archbishop Angelo Becciu is now fulfilling Cardinal Burke’s role.
Becciu “has the full confidence of the Pope and is his spokesman,” von Boeselager said. [Gee, you figure?] “That means that Cardinal Burke as Cardinal Patron of the Order is now de facto suspended.” [Is that, suspended as Cardinal Patron, or suspended in a more general sense?]
Von Boeselager said it’s a “completely unfounded accusation” that Pope Francis undermined the Order’s sovereignty by demanding Festing’s resignation. [This is BS. All other reports have indicated Francis went on one of his epic tirades when Festing was summoned to the Doma Sancta Marthae and insisted on a most groveling “resignation” on the spot, directing Festing to blame Burke for the entire affair. But spinners gonna spin]
“The Pope acted at the Order’s wish and he took great care that the Order’s sovereignty was in no way violated or impaired,” [as he unprecedentedly violated a sovereign order’s sovereignty] he said. “He asked the Grand Master to step down, his resignation was carried out according to the Order’s regulations and was accepted. The appointment of the Holy Father’s delegate is expressly limited to the spiritual side of the Order and has nothing to do with its activities as a sovereign power.”
We shall see what further action is taken against Cardinal Burke. With this most vindictive and ideological of Bishops of Rome, there is no chance he’s done trying to humiliate him and break his influence.
Something tells me these efforts will backfire, however.
The Elites Got Their Scalp – Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns Brietbart February 22, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, cultural marxism, disaster, Endless Corruption, error, horror, persecution, priests, sadness, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
While it may seem like a tempest in a teacup, or perhaps the well-earned and inevitable downfall of someone who created a name for himself by flaunting social (or elite) convention constantly and brazenly, I do have grave concerns over the rapid and seemingly near-total destruction of Milo Yiannopolous over the past two days. He just announced his “resignation” from Brietbart a little while ago, but from what I have heard and read the resignation was forced and eagerly desired by some Brietbart staffers who had grown annoyed at Milo’s popularity and antics. His lucrative book deal has been cancelled. He claims he has many new projects in the works, but his name has probably been permanently sullied by this “high tech lynching,” to quote Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
For those unaware of what I am discussing, videos were published, first on sites very closely linked to several high-power establishment Repubniks, containing highly edited statements from Milo Yiannopolous – videos recorded many months to a year+ ago – that gave the appearance that he either supported, apologized for, or had some sympathy for pedophilia. When it was shown that his words were being completely twisted, slightly less edited versions were released that made it appear that Milo was at least of questionable judgment on this matter. Milo maintains he was speaking of personal experience and that he is a bitter opponent of pedophiles.
I have had many thoughts and been rather conflicted about all this. First of all, this is obviously a carefully engineered takedown of someone who was a rising threat to the dominant uniparty elites. The offending comments were made long ago and were the “juiciest” things that hundreds of thousands of dollars of oppo research could find. And they were definitely not good. I think it’s confirmed now that Milo’s perversion is not an act and that it seriously affects aspects of his judgments, and not in a good way.
Amazingly, as all this has developed, it seems the Novus Ordo church played a significant role in Milo’s downfall, and I don’t mean just this week’s developments. Assuming he is being truthful, Milo was first exposed to the sodomite lifestyle by an English Catholic priest. That was his first “experience,” when he was 13. What a tragedy. What a scandal. Even more incredibly, very few people have even batted an eye at this revelation. “Oh yes another priest raped and morally ruined a young boy, yawn……” I mean, that’s’ been the overall reaction. That the Church has been involved in the moral corruption of a young boy yet again, something which not only ruined him but likely his entire family……..it makes me want to throw up. And yes I know this went on before VII, but VII did not materialize from a vacuum. The very fact there were perverts of this type corrupting the priesthood was a significant factor in the phenomenon we call Vatican II even coming into being.
But this revelation brings two very important points to the fore: one, those who suffer childhood sex abuse are never quite right again. Their ability to judge certain moral matters, especially those related to their own sexuality, are almost always forever compromised by the violent taking of their innocence. Secondly, a great many sodomites are sodomites because they were abused by men at a very young age. Thus, this entire sequence of sorry events is not entirely surprising.
That is to say, I agree quite a bit with Sargon’s analysis below, which, while generally apologizing for Milo, admits that he probably had to turn his abuse into a “good thing” to mentally and emotionally deal with such unimaginably deep and hurtful wounds (LANGUAGE WARNING):
I’ll add a few more thoughts, sort of randomly. First of all, the various ages of consent in differing nations are more or less arbitrary. It’s 16 in England, 14 in Germany, generally 17 or 18 in the US, etc. Of course there is no such thing in muslim countries, where young boys are systematically abused with societal and religious approval and girls as young as 8 or 9 are sold as “brides.”
Is the US with relatively high ages of consent more moral? But wasn’t Saint Elizabeth of Hungary married at age 14? In fact, throughout the Age of Faith, the great and high Middle Ages, marriage at such ages was routine. Of course, people generally died much younger, too, but I don’t think 13th century Spain or 11th century Italy was less Christian or less moral than these United States, or anywhere in the world today. Not that I think such is appropriate today, nor would I want that for my 6 daughters. I am merely stating that all these things are really just conventions and are almost wholly arbitrary.
The other things is, Milo is right, those who are carrying out this attempted destruction are not doing so out of moral outrage. They are doing it to take out a target they don’t like. The real target is not Yiannopolous. It’s Steve Bannon, and more importantly, Donald Trump. Milo was, whatever one may think of him, energizing an entirely new generation towards conservative/libertarian/populist beliefs, and there was a very strong cross-over between the thousands of kids who braved insult and injury to hear Milo speak on college campuses and support for Trump. He was also, like Trump, extremely effective at bulldozing into oblivion the cultural marxist structures in the academia, media, heck, in the very language, which are such powerful tools of the Left. He had been almost immune to criticism, with his “high on the victim pyramid” lifestyle and devil may care nature. Until now.
My concern is that if the elite media complex/entrenched political powers can do this to a Milo Yiannopolous or a Mike Flynn, they can do it to any of us. There has been a recent spate of what seem like vengeful attacks from the old media on the new, with targeted takedowns of rising new media personalities. For some analysis of how and why this is happening, I think this is spot on (again, language warning). And, of course, we have seen the media-government complex deign to destroy average Joes and Janes for exceedingly trivial sins against the sexular pagan orthodoxy on a number of occasions, from cake bakers in Oregon to photographers in New Mexico to bed and breakfast owners in Vermont to florists in Washington. This is about power, and maintaining a narrow, undeserving oligarchy in the power and riches which it has arrogated to itself. To me, it’s all part of a broader reaction against the little people who got a little too uppity and actually exercised their rights in a way the elites find annoying.
Having said all that, Milo largely did this to himself. I’d hate to have every off-hand or “boozy” (his words) comment I’ve ever made microscopically analyzed and held up for all the world to see, but that’s also what goes with the territory. The old media and entrenched political powers are not nice people and have no scruples in destroying anyone they perceive as being in their way, or simply annoying. Heck, it’s practically a sport to these people. Milo should have known, having already experienced several attempted “lynchings” for his blasphemies against the state religion of sexular pagan cultural marxism. I’m sure he’ll be back in some fashion, but he’s been permanently damaged by this, which takes away another important defender and ally from Trump.
I expect this to become far more cruel and ugly as we go along. They want to destroy all those who publicly support Trump and ultimately go after him.
Great Rebuke of Hollyweird by One of Their Own February 17, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, cultural marxism, General Catholic, Immigration, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, sickness, silliness, Society.
Robert Davi is a name many people may not remember, but his face would likely be immediately recognized by any who grew up in the 80s or 90s. He played the bad guy or a character actor in a wide variety of movies from Goonies to License to Kill to Die Hard. A man who had a bit of a troubled youth (hardly rare in this day), as he has aged he has become an increasingly devout Catholic and an outspoken conservative.
He gave the response below to Meryl Streep’s tirade against Trump’s limited travel ban (nearly identical to one Obama had implemented years ago), and it’s beautiful. He’s exactly right, it’s time for Hollywood to stop with the words and make with the action, and start opening up their awards shows, banquets, private parties, and even homes to illegal immigrants and muslim “refugees:”
I have recently been pondering President Trump’s executive action with regard to our nation having extreme vetting and our immigration policy finally being enforced. It has pained me deeply to see such a violent reaction to something that, to my mind, makes absolute common sense.
Let me begin by saying that I am from a family of immigrants that came to this country for a better life. They came to the US “legally,” assimilated, integrated, and learned English to the best of their ability, and demanded we speak it. As we all know, we live in a time in which there are forces who wish to destroy our way of life…….
……..We have recently heard from a plethora of Hollywood stars on this issue — Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Ashley Judd, Madonna, major agencies, musicians, singers and even the indomitable Shia LaBeouf. After much prayer on this issue, I must now stand in solidarity with all of my Hollywood elite brethren. They are right! The rest of you are wrong!
It is now in this spirit that I make an appeal to all in Hollywood and the media for us to use the Oscars to take a stand for the entire world to see and hear. It is time for Hollywood to lead the way.
I propose that Meryl Steep, Chelsea Handler, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Christoph Waltz and others lead an Oscar first: let’s do away with the rules, barriers, and tickets to the Oscars and after-parties, such as the swanky Vanity Fair party or the Weinsteins’ star-studded affair. I ask all migrants, all illegal immigrant criminals and all un-vetted refugees to converge on Hollywood to come to the Oscars and all the after-parties, even those held at the mansions or the Chateau Marmont or anywhere else. After all, we in the Hollywood community want to show all Islamic extremists that we have love in our hearts — and what better way to do that than by inviting them along on our most important night?
It’s time the walls and electronic security gates come down. There are roughly 3,600 seats to the Oscars; we should have at least 2,500 seats reserved for illegal aliens, refugees and migrants, or maybe even more. [And bring ’em right in off the desert or aircraft. No showers, no makeovers, show the world the reality of today’s burqa-clad Arabic screaming “refugee” and the man who spent 5 days crossing barren desert with only 8 women to rape along the way for relief. Let him keep that knife he used for “hunting”, too] For those celebrities skipping the ceremony, each should invite at least 100 illegal aliens, refugees or migrants to come to their home to watch the Oscars with them. The Academy and the Vanity Fair people should also get the 150 criminals who have recently been deported from Los Angeles and bring them to the show as honored guests.
I find it curious that when President Obama did the same exact thing — and more — in terms of enforcing the law on illegal immigration, the Hollywood elite were silent. Why were they silent then, but are so vocal now when President Trump is doing basically the same thing? Is Hollywood racist? Why — when Christians are being slaughtered in Syria, Iraq, and other places in the Middle East — is Hollywood silent?
Of course, the people that wish death upon Christians, Jews, gay people and the West are greeted with open arms by the elite in Hollywood — so why can’t they come to our Oscar parties?
Additionally, I am now pleased to announce that Hollywood and the recording industry no longer require the protection of the Men in Blue at any of their events! We do not need a country of laws; only a country of illegal immigrants, refugees and migrants. How dare we ignore the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”
So now, we ask you all: please come to the Oscars on February 26th at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. We welcome you to our homes with open arms and love in our hearts. Together, let us celebrate the Progressive left and its policies, which have helped make blue collar America Tired, Hungry, and Poor.
And the Oscar goes to…
With love in my heart,
That was awesome. Good for him.
Iraqi Bishop – Where Were Leftist Protesters When Christians Were Being Slaughtered? February 3, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, cultural marxism, Ecumenism, episcopate, error, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, secularism, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
They were at home, smokin’ bud and enjoying some internet porn, silly. Leftist concern for others stops where their political convictions end. If you don’t advance their political agenda, they couldn’t care less for you or your suffering. Christians are the hated enemy, not part of their coalition of the damaged. Thus, the Christians of Iraq and Syria (among many other places) could go suck an egg for all leftists care. No political advantage, no protests for you!
I guess I should do a quick reset before I jump into the block quote – President Trump executed a very narrow and temporary ban against muslims from certain terrorist-supporting/afflicted countries last weekend. The left has gone nuts over this supposed tyrannical and wholly racially motivated ban on all muslims, simply because Trump is Racist McHitler. As the Iraqi Archbishop notes, however, these same leftists seemed a lot less, ah…….energized…….when it was simply Christians being slaughtered in their thousands, rather than a few hundred muslims potentially inconvenienced by having their travel plans delayed. Ah…….priorities. The Left always has them:
The Catholic Archbishop of Erbil has denounced the hypocrisy of those protesting President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, wondering aloud where all of the demonstrators were when Islamic State fighters were slaughtering Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.
In an interview with the online journal Crux, Archbishop Bashar Warda said that from his perspective in Iraq, he couldn’t help but ask “why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups.”
Warda also criticized the policies of the Obama administration, which offered no financial assistance to displaced Christians in Islamic State territory and instead favored Syrian Muslims when it came to accepting refugees into the United States.
“They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N.,” he said. “There were no protests when Syrian Christians were only let in at a rate that was 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.”
“I do not understand why some Americans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner,” Warda added. [Great point. Under Obama, persecuted Christians found it virtually impossible to obtain a visa to come to the US. Only a tiny fraction of “refugees” from Iraq and Syria have been Christian, in spite of the fact that Christians made up 15-20% of the pre-war Syrian population and have been the most targeted people in this terrible conflict. Fortunately, Trump seems to be finally giving them the priority they deserve. That’s what happens when you have a nominally Christian president versus a muslim one.]
The archbishop also suggested that the inconvenience posed by a three-month moratorium on visas is nothing compared to the suffering of minorities in Iraq and Syria during the past several years, and yet no one seemed to think that was worthy of a protest.
“Most Americans have no concept of what it was like to live as a Yazidi or Christian or other minority as ISIS invaded,” he said. “Our people had the option to flee, to convert, or to be killed, and many were killed in the most brutal ways imaginable.”
“But there were none of these protests then of ISIS’s religious test,” he said. [Of course not! Muslims are perceived by leftists as part of their political coalition, whereas Christians are, as I stated above, the hated and despised enemy that must be crushed at all costs. They didn’t protest because not only did they not care, but probably thought the Christians had it coming (speculative, but quite probably true).]
In his lengthy interview, Warda underscored the hypocrisy of protesters who are willing to side with Muslims but won’t lift a finger to aid Christians facing genocide in the Middle East.
“Our people lost everything because of their faith—they were targeted for their faith, just like the Yazidis and others too,” he said. “Now these protesters are saying that religion should not matter at all, even though someone was persecuted for their faith, even though persecution based on religion is one of the grounds for refugee status in the UN treaty on refugees.”
“From here I have to say, it is really unbelievable,” he said. [That’s the Western Left, as unbelievable as it is despicable. How was last night in Manhattan near NYU, by the way?]
Warda also blasted the careless journalists who have called the order a “Muslim ban,” noting that this label is not only false but also dangerous to Christians and other minorities living in lands dominated by Islamic terrorists.
“All those who cry out that this is a ‘Muslim Ban,’” Warda said, should understand clearly that they are hurting Christians and “putting us at greater risk.”
“Here in Iraq we Christians cannot afford to throw out words carelessly as the media in the West can do,” he added. “I would ask those in the media who use every issue to stir up division to think about this.”
“For the media these things become an issue of ratings, but for us the danger is real,” he said. [Not just ratings – also advancing their dearly held religious-political agenda]
The Archbishop said “it is very hard for me to understand why comfortable people in the West think those who are struggling to survive against genocide, and whose communities are at extreme risk of disappearing completely, should not get some special consideration.”
Everyone possessed of any sense and decency agrees. I pray God many of those Christians suffering horrible atrocities as a direct result of deliberate (and disastrous)US policy decisions by the preceding administration can finally obtain some redress from our nation, which put them into this nightmare situation to a large degree in the first place. It may be too little and too late, but it’s better than the status quo.
Laudits to Archbishop Warda for having the wherewithal to tell it like it is, at least on this particular matter. May God give him strength to better proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ and the plight of his people as time moves on.
PS – So, I work with an Iraqi Christian. His name is David. He has led a most remarkable life. He was a graduate student in mechanical engineering when the US invaded in 2003. He very much wanted Saddam gone and was glad for the initial US intervention. He served as an interpreter in combat operations with US forces (mostly Marines) in some of the most horrific fighting in Iraq. He was at Fallujah in 2004 and 2007. It was there that the jihadis identified him and he had to flee. So he – get this – walked out of Iraq, across hundreds of miles of barren desert, to Jordanian refugee camp. From there, he somehow wound up in eastern Ukraine. There he met his wife and obtained a visa to come to the US. He then joined the US Army and went back to Iraq for two tours. He got his citizenship and US degree in 2015 and has been working at our company ever since.
Did David vote for Trump? Yes. Does he hate Obama? Yes. Does he think Obama more or less permitted/encouraged the destruction of his country? Yes. Does he support the “travel ban?” Yes. Does he think muslims are fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization? Hell yes. He was fortunately able to get his family here last year. They are all Christian. He knows many Christians still in Iraq. He is very happy that they may now have a much better chance of escaping the hell that Iraq has become. He is an Orthodox from the Nineveh plain outside Mosul. Good guy.
On January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany (for episcopals as well as Catholics), an episcopal community in Scotland invited a muslim individual to preach, for some reason inescapable to logic and good sense. That muslim chose to sight a sura from the quran that denied Christ’s divinity (revealing islam’s clear roots in Arianism and perverse Jewish zealotry). A row developed in the anglican sect over this episode, a different anglican “preacher” with some title doing with the Queen complained over this episode, and that preacher has now been dismissed by the Queen/Buckingham Palace (most probably through the islamophiles Phillip and the idiot leftist Charles). Complicated, I know, but it goes to show how much ground has already been surrendered by purported Christians in Europe, the home of Christendom, and how much cultural suzerainty has already been gained by the muslim hordes invading the continent:
Rebel Media has lots of good stuff, of late, over and beyond Gavin McInness.
Here’s another good production – Canada is preparing to pass federal laws forbidding blasphemy against islam. Do they have such laws against Jesus Christ or Our Lady? Of course not. That would be a violation of church and state, and utterly impermissible! But we all know islam is the de facto state religion of many western countries – or at least of their progressive ruling elites – and so special status merit special treatment:
Ah well, you may say, Canadians have always been crazy. But laws enacted in Canada have a tendency to show up – if not in law, than at least culturally – in the US. It’s just a further sign of the retreat of Christendom and the advance of islam. The measure discussed in the video are almost sure to pass with a left-leaning majority in the Canadian parliament.
More interesting analysis of the recent feminist’s march held last weekend. Tiffany Gabbay feels this march revealed more than just vulgarity, hypocrisy and extreme political bias, they also revealed the ugly face of hate. Never has so much been said by so many over something that so barely exists and affects so few (purported sexism and racism in the US). There is unfortunately some vulgar and offensive content simply because it’s impossible to discuss the feminist march without including some of that, so overwhelmingly prevalent it was:
The presenter is cute but where did you get that dress and those shoes and that coat, jeeeez!