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California Legalizes Child Prostitution……. January 5, 2017

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……ostensibly to somehow make kids safe.  Leftism = rejection of God’s Law = any moral travesty is possible.

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. Yes, you read that right.

SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.

This terribly destructive legislation was written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California’s state government with a two-thirds “supermajority.” To their credit, they are sincere in their belief that decriminalizing underage prostitution is good public policy that will help victims of sex trafficking. Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policymaking: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side. [It also shows the total amorality of the Left.  You cannot commit evil that good may come of it.  Here, government is deliberately permitting a moral evil in order to obtain a perceived good (and that perception is fatally flawed).  This is morally repugnant, and indicates what government divorced from right religion will quickly descend to]

The unintended but predictable consequence of how the real villains — pimps and other traffickers in human misery — will respond to this new law isn’t difficult to foresee. Pimping and pandering will still be against the law whether it involves running adult women or young girls. But legalizing child prostitution will only incentivize the increased exploitation of underage girls. Immunity from arrest means law enforcement can’t interfere with minors engaging in prostitution — which translates into bigger and better cash flow for the pimps. Simply put, more time on the street and less time in jail means more money for pimps, and more victims for them to exploit. [And more misery for the children lost in this nightmare, many of whom are, yes, here illegally, and thus very difficult to track]

As Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, a national leader on human trafficking issues, told the media, “It just opens up the door for traffickers to use these kids to commit crimes and exploit them even worse.” Another prosecutor insightfully observed that if traffickers wrote legislation to protect themselves, it would read like SB 1322…….

……..The common thread running through this avalanche of liberal-left legislation is the total absence of common sense and a stubborn insistence on ignoring human nature. On a certain level, we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, progressives still believe eliminating poverty is a matter of spending enough money on enough government programs. Despite spending $15 trillion on anti-poverty and welfare programs since 1965, our national poverty rate is actually slightly higher today than it was then.

Indeed.  Whether they are useful idiots or men of deliberately evil intent, Leftism is ultimately about acquiring power for leftists.  If a few million souls have to suffer irreparable injury or even death in the process, well, that’s just the breaks.  Can’t make an omelette, and all that.  Kids, despite their claims to the contrary, are their absolute lowest priority, if not something the Left generally despises.  Why else would the Left hold as its most unassailable point of policy the murder of children and their frustration from ever coming into existence, while also encouraging divorce and other immorality that has the effect of ruining the lives of most of the few children that do manage to be born?  Anytime I read a leftist start talking about doing something “for the children,” I cover my wallet and unholster my gun.

Figuratively speaking. Sort of.

Important Education for Kids: The Truth About Communism, 1962 January 4, 2017

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Narrated by Ronald Reagan, at the start of his political career, with an introduction by Alexander Kerensky, this relatively short (a little over an hour, in two parts) video provides an accurate, concise, brutal overview of the history of communism, primarily in its twentieth century incarnations in the Soviet Union and Maoist China.  Covered in detail is communism’s history of massive blood-letting among its own citizens, with tens of millions of Russians, and over 100 million Chinese, directly killed by their government through either direct action or deliberate acts of policy that had the effect, predicted well in advance, of causing millions to starve.  This of course leaves out the likely billions killed through abortion and/or contraception.

Unfortunately, the scale of communism’s evils are so great that even the very rotten core of the Soviet system, the hellish GULAG archipelago, receives only brief mention, but this vehicle of repression was at the heart of Soviet means of repression.  The Volga-Don canal project, during the construction of which tens of thousands (if not hundreds) perished, is briefly discussed, but the horrors of the Kolyma gold mines and other even worse examples from the GULAG were likely not known at this time, so they do not get mentioned.

Also noted is communism’s demonic messianic zeal to spread everywhere possible, including the use of espionage, propaganda, cultural subversion, and even violent repression when it starts to gain a sizable following.  The Frankfort School of German cultural communism was not well known enough at this time to gain a mention, but there exist abundant denunciations of this school and its sad success in destroying the Christian foundation of the West and badly subvert almost all of Europe and much of the United States.  That’s probably one complaint I have about this movie, it’s a product of its time and focuses almost exclusively on the political/economic/military aspects of communist expansionism, with very little attention paid to the far more important cultural aspects.  In the film’s defense, however, it should be noted that the revolution against the culture communism has achieved in the past 50 years was in its most nascent stages when this film was made.  The Gramscian theory was little known, and it seemed direct government to government military/economic confrontation was the pressing threat.  Little did these folks know, including, I think, Reagan, that the seeds of the destruction of the West had already been planted deep within key Western institutions like the academy, press, and governmental agencies, at this time.

This kind of material is certainly not taught in schools anymore. Few homeschool programs, to my knowledge, give serious attention to the evils of communism. As such, an entire generation of children has now been raised, and is coming to adulthood, not only failing to comprehend the evils of communism, but even being heavily propagandized into accepting its supposed “glories,” if kids are in the public schools in particular.  These two videos could go a long way towards making up this educational shortfall, which, I must admit, exists for my own children, in spite of my frequent dinner-table denunciations of this most satanic of political-economic systems.  Having not grown up in the Cold War, they simply do not know the extent of communism’s relentless, unimaginable evils.

If you have kids, I pray you strongly consider having them watch these if they are of an appropriate age.  There are some scenes of violent repression and some mass graves, but not much that I would say is inappropriate for kids of 10-12 years of age or so.  You may want to give the videos a perusal before showing them to children.  Some of the scenes may be disturbing for some kids – pretty much rows of bodies both barely covered with soil and lying out in the open.  But given how much such scenes are an inseparable aspect of communism, you might consider letting your kids seeing them so they may grasp its reality.

France Squashes Speech of Pro-Lifers December 7, 2016

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Well well well.  A socialist government, on its way out of power, has taken repeated steps in recent months to block the ability to pro-lifers to speak against abortion, and has now proposed a drastic step to more or less make pro-life speech illegal in France, or at least very sharply curtailed.

This is so very revealing of the true nature of Leftism.  Their inveterate hatred of Christianity, and especially Christian morals, causes them to upend even supposed rights sacrosanct to the left-liberal ideology, like free speech.  Eventually, far enough down the road (and we’re not very far from that point in this nation, even with the election of 2016), the Left will shift to full-on totalitarian tactics to crush their perceived opponents. We’ve really only started to see that in this country; France is a little further down the road.  Now, one reason the socialists are doing this is to put the coming, more conservative government (how conservative will be decided at the polls – I hope it is National Front) in a political bind, requiring them to potentially fracture their own coalition to amend an egregious affront against a portion of it.  But overall, this is definitely the direction all leftist movements worldwide are heading towards, with a more and more open disdain for traditional morality and the religion that inspired it:

France’s socialist government is attempting to crack down on pro-life activists by criminalizing online advocacy at odds with the nation’s abortion regime.

On Thursday, the French National Assembly passed a bill that makes it a crime to post information online that challenges abortion. Pro-life activists who continue to operate online face up to two years in prison and a fine of more than $30,000.[This is truly an extreme measure. France has laws enshrining “freedom of speech” as a fundamental right, too.  Don’t look for the Constitution to protect you or your speech.  We’re going to have to fight for it.] The bill is an expansion of a 1993 law that penalized giving out “false information” or physically blocking those seeking abortion from entering clinics. The bill passed by French lawmakers will punish web operators who post material considered “deliberately misleading, intimidating and/or exerting psychological or moral pressure.”

The French legislation follows a controversy that erupted after the French government blocked an advertisement featuring smiling children with Down syndrome because it could dredge up feelings of guilt from woman who decided to abort babies diagnosed with the genetic condition in-utero. [How much more revealing can you be?!?  Oh, we don’t want women who wantonly murder their babies, often for the most prurient reasons, to ever feel a shred of guilt or self-doubt!  That might undermine further abortions!  Does anything better testify to the satanic nature of the modern Left, and its use of abortion as a literal demonic sacrifice?]  About 96 percent of all babies diagnosed with the condition are aborted in France. The two-minute ad featured testimony from Down syndrome children and adults, as well as their parents explaining that they were capable of living full and happy lives. In November a French court upheld the ban, saying the video would “‘disturb the conscience of women who, in accordance with the law, have made personal life choices.’”

French pro-life group Droit de Naître (Right to Be Born) told the Washington Free Beacon in a statement that the socialist government is trying to ram through pro-abortion legislation because of its dismal prospects in the upcoming French elections……..

……….Pro-life activists in the United States have dealt with similar attacks on their operations. In May, Illinois Democrats passed legislation backed by Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortion groups that would force pro-life pregnancy clinics and doctors to provide information or references to abortion clinics, regardless of their beliefs.  In August, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the bill into law despite the fact that no Republican in the House of Representatives or state Senate voted for the bill.

Illinois is the second state to crackdown on pregnancy centers in the past 12 months. In December 2015, California adopted a similar measure. The Los Angeles City Attorney served up the state’s first violations to three crisis pregnancy centers in July. [Are abortion mills required to provide information on non-abortion alternatives.  Of course not. That shows these governments aren’t pro-choice, but pro-abort, as in, pro-murder of babies.]

Even with Trump – should nothing untoward happen to somehow derail his installation in office – these same pressures will only continue to rise in the United States.  He will be no pro-life hero, and the Left will continue to chip away at our rights wherever and however they can.

Gets ready to fight.

 

Disney Is Evil December 6, 2016

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As if you needed me to tell you that, but a recent post I found highlights the degree to which formerly family-oriented Disney now leads the cultural charge against the family and all moral decency.  I add some additional anecdotes based on recent experience below the quote, to which I add a few comments:

…..Consider television’s portrayal of children and family relationships. While the twentieth century offered up families like Leave it to Beaver (where kids learned valuable moral lessons from their parents) as well as the Brady Bunch, the Partridges, and the Huxtables (all of which emphasized respect for each other and the compromises necessary to make a family work), today the family is too often a celebration of ridicule and dysfunction.

Today’s TV families have gone from being respectful and supportive to being snarky, hostile, and rude. Perhaps it was the success of the crass Married… with Children that marked the beginning of this trend, but it’s impossible to turn on the television now and see children that are truly role-models—even from supposedly family-friendly companies like Disney. [This trend was not accidental.  It was deliberate, part of the Left’s war on decency but especially Catholic morals going back several centuries. TV was a great prize for them in that respect, bringing incredibly powerful, influential images into people’s homes for hours at a time, images and stories which could be, and have been, used to radically change people’s beliefs and detach them from God-given truth.]

In fact, according to the latest research from the Parent Television Council, Disney-owned ABC and Fox are the two worst offenders for vulgarity with TV shows that regularly feature children using profanity and sexual dialogue. The worst of all shows is the ABC “family” sitcom The Real O’Neals, which “contains more sexual dialog involving teen and child characters than any other primetime program on broadcast TV.” [Conceived by the deplorable (heh) Dan Savage, obviously seeking to normalize perversion in others to make his stand out a bit less while also carrying out his diabolical jihad against the Church he left as a young man.  I have found all Disney-related channels, but especially anything carrying the ABC label, to be the most morally offensive of any broadcast (airborne) network around.  Even their ads for their own programs are absolutely atrocious, featuring same-sex making out/groping involving teens, among other things.  And these appeared on so-called “ABC Family,” seen while stuck in a hotel room one night while traveling. You can’t even watch a college football game without having to send the kids out of the room, for fear of the network ads]

Even cartoons aren’t free of obscenities and sexual situations—and we’re not talking about Adult Swim on Cartoon Network. Yes, innuendo has always been popular in children’s programming (watch the original Batman TV series as an adult and you will see what I mean) but the situations and comments broadcast today aren’t subtle—they’re explicit.

Another example.  We don’t watch much TV, save for the aforementioned college football which is now essentially over (since I don’t have ESPN and that’s where virtually all the bowls are).  But I do have a computer, I have Amazon Prime, and they have a ton of “free” content.  I have availed myself of that just a little until recently, when I got sucked into watching a show from about a decade ago on HBO that was called “The Wire.”

This program demonstrates how pernicious and how concerted the effort to redefine morals has been.  The program is in many ways excellent, though riddled with violence and gratuitous sexuality including full on nude scenes.  The writing, storylines, locations, and acting are all very good.  The character development is extremely strong.  That’s what sucks you in.

But I’ve turned my back on it, as I’m not entirely certain the program wasn’t created simply, and primarily, as a vehicle to advance the sexular pagan agenda, and specifically, that which was leftist holy grail at the time it was created (2002), pseudo-sodo-marriage.  Now, seeing as it involves the drug trade in the Baltimore projects, and all the associated police and civil activity, it seems passing strange to me that two very prime characters in the program, one cop and one hood, would be cast as being “homosexual.”  The street hood character is especially egregious, as they really go over the top trying to normalize his perversion.  Of course they chose an extremely charismatic actor for the role, and gave him a choice role as a “Robin Hood” of the ghetto, stealing from drug dealers and handing out the proceeds to needy families.  Then there is the cop, a female, who happens to be the only non-morally compromised cop on the show.

Furthermore, all the married people commit adultery, they drink to excess, they steal, they do all kinds of nefarious things, but not the two gay characters. In all their actions in and out of their personal relationships, they are routinely set up as the most savvy, the most honest, the most committed, and the most moral of all the program’s characters.

I find it difficult to imagine any of this was an accident.  This was a deliberate bit of socio-political agitprop, part of that massive wave of charismatic homosexual characters that came bursting on the scene as the 90s gave way to the 00s and which was tied in, quite carefully and deliberately, with the overarching “gay agenda.”  Shows like this, with top-notch writing and talent, helped convinced millions of people that sodomy is perfectly natural and normal (interestingly, in the many prison scenes, there has never been a rape committed, even though such rape is epidemic), and that it would of course, as a matter of natural reason, to deny such caring, virtuous people of their “rights” to enjoy “happiness” as they can find it.

Of course, this is a complete inversion of the truth, and entirely extraneous to the program’s storyline. There was absolutely no need in the program’s story arc for these characters to be aficionados of these sins. This was simply an egregious bit of agitprop foisted on unwary souls seeking a little bit of entertainment (and also, surely, serving in that most vital of roles for the leftist, virtue signaling to all the other little leftists out there that the shows creators, writers, directors, producers, etc., are members of the good and holy tribe of leftists). It’s also the number one reason why I unplugged from TV in the first place, and helps remind me why I find my enthusiasm for college football always waning by the latter parts of the season, beat down as I am by the inescapable by-product of exposing myself to this corrupted medium.

Father Wolfe was always right.  Get a shotgun, and blow several holes through your TV screen. It’s just not worth it.

As for Disney, we bought all their old movies years ago, but we almost never watch them anymore.  Some of my older girls went through Disney princess stage when they were younger, as my wife and I hadn’t quite figured things out by that time, but our younger kids (and my wife and I) have largely been spared that.  The kids have very little interest in watching anything Disney anymore, not that my wife and I would be opposed, in principle to their viewing some of their classic animated movies from the 40s and 50s.

Buzzfeed Sets Out to Destroy Popular Christian’s Livelihood, Fails – UPDATED December 1, 2016

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UPDATE: It has been confirmed, as if we needed more evidence, that this was nothing but a hit piece intended to create an internet mob that would destroy this couple’s program and livelihood, all because they are Christians. The authorette wrote a nasty tweet about them three days before her hit piece was posted, basically revealing she reviled the hosts over their beliefs.

Leftists always lie. Leftists always project. Leftists always double down.

Interestingly, my mom told me about this at lunch today.  I don’t have cable, don’t follow Twitter, find HGTV overrun with sodomites, and in general prefer to actually……you know, fix things up…….rather than spend many hours watching others do so on TV.  Having said that, this show “Fixer Uppers” featuring an evangelical Christian couple with a happy marriage, largish family, and successful home-renovation business has been a popular fixture for years.  They are up front about their Christianity and their joyfulness is apparently infectious.

Well, the Left hates two things the most in the whole wide universe, Christianity and success, so this obviously could not be permitted to stand.  So, click-whoring site Buzzfeed stepped into the breech with an article even many left-wingers are finding atrocious in trying to harm, possibly even destroy this couple by impugning them for attending a church (sect house) whose pastor opposes pseudo-sodo-marriage.  This is obviously little but an attempt to both attract hits (the cheapest way) and gin up a progressive outrage mob to try to steal away a little bit of this couple’s happiness and success.  Rather what one would expect from the vile, reprehensible, self-loathing creatures who inhabit sites like Gawker, Jezebel, and, yes, BuzzFeed.

Fortunately, there has been a massive backlash, rather like what happened when the Left over-reached and tried to take down the “Duck Dynasty” family.  I’m glad there is still some pushback, but it’s not nearly frequent enough, nor on the right things (my emphasis and comments):

So Buzzfeed reporter Kate Aurthur wrote a post about popular HGTV hosts Chip and Joanne Gaines which informed the world that the Gaineses’ have a pastor who is opposed to same-sex marriage. This post had one purpose and one purpose alone: to harm the couple. The post served no news purpose—even Aurthur concedes she never learned the Gaines’ view of same-sex marriage. The post cannot be termed “activism” since it fails at every level to persuade readers of the rightness of the same-sex marriage cause. Even the most generous alternate topic of Aurthur’s post, “Texas pastor opposes same-sex marriage,” is as dog-bites-chew-toy as a news item can be. The only conceivable purpose of targeting the popular television couple in this manner was to cost them viewers and, perhaps, their jobs[Of course.  You will be made to care, and brought to heel.  Christianity as a religion with a counter-cultural moral code must be destroyed.  I think, however, this kind of over-reach, and the reaction it engenders, actually demonstrates the extreme tenuousness of the Left’s many “successes” in recent years in appearing to radically shift accepted morality.  I think that’s why they HAVE to try to gin up outrage mobs and punish innocent people like this, both because it’s who they are, but also to keep people on message and to try to block any counter-revolutionary efforts. I think they know should any serious opposition start to develop, the likelihood for a preference cascade against some of their most recent, egregious revolutionary gains is massive, and growing in the wake of Trump.  My parents were absolutely incensed over this attempt at an Alinskyite destruction through “find the target, freeze it, frame it, destroy it.”]

To forestall the protestations, there can be no serious doubt that Aurthur specifically targeted the Gaineses as the object of her post. The headline, subhead, and first, second, third, and fourth paragraphs were solely about the Gaineses, their popular HGTV show “Fixer Upper,” and the fact that they are (gasp!) openly Christian. Only in the fifth paragraph does Aurthur wander into the question of whether gay people will appear on their television show (like with other HGTV programming), and the rest of the piece is about the Gainses’ pastor’s views. [So maybe there aren’t just a whole lot of open devotees of the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah in Waco?]

The word for Buzzfeed publishing this garbage is “harassment.” Even as Aurthur (and her boss) hide behind a pretense of journalistic standards, there is no journalistic content in the piece. The Gainses cannot be blamed for declining to volunteer themselves as victims for Aurthur’s bullying. After years of contemptuous boycotts and Twitter outrage storms directed at individuals and companies over their views on same-sex marriage, harassers like Aurthur have taught many of their victims — reasonably! — to hunker down and say nothing. [Which is also part of the point.  Make Christians and others so terrified of the reaction they may engender for publicly espousing what essentially everyone believed even 6-8 years ago is all part of the Leftist game, which shows both its power and its weakness, as there must be an ever-increasing reign of terror for each advance, while resentment against that reign grows and grows]

Worse, harassment will never be a good tool of persuasion. Aurthur presumably supports same-sex marriage and would like more people to join her side of that cultural split. [I don’t think she cares a whit about convincing people to join her side. She thinks because there is supposedly a narrow majority in favor of pseudo-sodo-marriage that her side has won, and only seeks to punish her tribe’s enemies and reinforce her allies] But by targeting the Gaines’ livelihood this way, without even knowing the couple’s views of marriage, Aurthur has made her own cause appear mean and and her publisher petty. Bystanders, watching this little drama can learn but one thing: a perfect stranger with a media platform can try to ruin your livelihood because of religious beliefs she imputes to you, and there isn’t a darn thing you can do about it.

No, Leftists are mean and petty by nature, and since the vast majority of the media is made up of left-wingers, the media is also, of course, filled with similar little jealously vindictive individuals.

Around our little lunch table today, the consensus was that we’re absolutely sick of being called racist, “homophobic,” sexist, and “islamophobic” for absolutely no reason.  We concluded the terms have lost all meaning through overuse, and that the Left uses these terms because it is intellectually and morally bankrupt.  We were hardly a diverse group, but my mom used to be kinda feminist, and now essentially rejects that label, as the feminism she used to embrace (equality of education and economic opportunity for women) has ceased to need to exist, and has been replaced by a radical man-hating baby-killing Leftism she finds abhorrent.

Ace – who had a fantastic post on the Left’s projection of their collective bigoted hatred when it comes to racism, sexism, and all the other -isms onto their ideological opponents – is recommending #War with organizations that seek to destroy individuals based on nothing more than their not being part of the leftist coalition:

If it’s #War, then let it be #War for all sides; this stupid game of restraint by conservatives where we try to convince people to follow our example by acting “better” than they do is pure foolishness, for a simple reason: They are arrogant and think they need to learn nothing more than they knew in kindergarten, and furthermore, they literally believe you to be subhuman.

In what world does someone who thinks you’re literally subhuman learn “lessons” from you by observing your behavior and then imitating it?

Most of us want the Peace State. I know I do.

But it is foolish in the extreme — foolish to the point of delusion — to continue insisting that a tactic that has a long, long track record of simply not working at all — acting as if one is in the Peace State when one’s enemies have decided to attack you — will lead to the Peace State.

No. Continuing to unilaterally disarm ourselves will lead to further attacks.

If you want to be in the social-war Peace State — as most do — then one must, as one must do in real life, temporarily go into the War State to punish one’s enemies until they are willing to discuss terms and themselves move to the Peace State.

Weakness in the face of aggression is provocative.

Weakness in the face of unceasing harassment is volunteering for this treatment.

To treat kindly those who treat you cruelly is to make oneself an accomplice in one’s own debasement, denigration, and subjugation.

Si vis pacem, para bellum — if you wish peace, prepare for #War.

Of course, this would be a war where, pray God, no one dies, simply a war of ideas, of economics, of rhetoric, and of cultural muscle.  It’s always been fought at a marked disadvantage by us on the “right,” as we have productive jobs and families and don’t generally spend 10 years working as paid agitators for some group or other.

But if we want to survive as a nation and as Catholics, we had probably start getting prepared to go to war to retake cultural space in all areas of endeavor, rather than simply run off and try to find some enclave where we can hide and be left in peace to practice our beliefs and possibly be allowed to live rather freely. Because the Left won’t let that happen.  They will come after you and me and everyone who disagrees, eventually.  War is pretty much the only choice at this point, because the other side demands it, knowing nothing else.  It’ s been coming for a long time – had earlier generations of Christians, especially Catholics, done their duty, perhaps this could have been avoided, but it’s too late, now.  Having the institutional Church fall to co-option by the Left in the 60s certainly has made resistance difficult, but institutional Church-backing or no, we need to get a lot more serious about how we are going to oppose the Left and even fight them, where necessary, on their own terms.  We can see they have absolutely no compunction about destroying the lives of those they perceive as being – even passively, peacefully – their ideological opponents.  We are going to have to acquire something like the same willingness, though without the overt vindictiveness and pettiness.

Our best tool is economic.  Refuse to do business with left-wingers to the greatest extent possible.  Kellogg’s, for instance, is off my list. I won’t go to Sonic because they support Planned Butcherhood.  The list is long, but we really need to start amping up who and how much we boycott.

Open to your suggestions.

KGB Agent: Those Sucked into Cultural Marxism Never Get Out November 16, 2016

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The video below is over 30 years old, and features a high level KGB defector to the West, Yuri Bezmenov, describing how the process of cultural marxism/political correctness worked, and how major a part it was of the KGB’s overall program to subvert the West, far outdistancing mere espionage as an area of focus.

We have seen the program he lays out playing out before our eyes now for decades.  As he mentions, the baby boomers were really the first generation infected with large scale leftist propaganda through the university system, and that system of propaganda has now thoroughly infected almost all public schools and the vast majority of private in the intervening years.  Bezmenov notes, quite rightly, how inculcation in the cultural marxist/social justice warrior ethos leaves individuals totally unable to think critically, completely dependent on spoon-fed propaganda, alienated from their own nation/heritage, and so wedded to this perverse set of deliberately destructive ideologies (intended specifically to destroy a nation’s fabric and collective will to exist, to make them ripe for communist takeover) that they are literally beyond redemption by human means.  No matter what evidence they are confronted with, the alternate reality which they inhabit has so consumed them that they will choose any alternative to accepting that their world-view may be faulty.  Thus, we have leftists today screaming that 150 million odd Americans are irredeemably racist, sexist, “homophobic,” “islamophobic,” etc., because their very flawed candidate failed to win the presidency.

Don’t ever expect these people to change.  Absent a miracle of grace, they will not.  The greatest thing I have been involved with over the last 7-8 years as a a blogger/radio personality/catechist is the conversion of 12 or so people to the Church. I didn’t do that, Grace did that, but that these people were kind enough to give me some role in their conversion I count as my proudest achievement. But all of these folks (of which I am aware) were both conservative and had some kind of Christian upbringing before their conversion.  I have never made any significant inroads with a left-leaning individual, and as a catechist always found an inviolable wall of resistance whenever the truths of the Faith were conveyed to those whose true religion is more leftism than Catholicism.  They would simply roll their eyes and, before long, walk away, rather than continue to have to try to mentally combat arguments they were incapable of rebutting.

These folks need constant prayer.

Quite obviously, the relatively nascent state of incipient cultural marxism discussed in the video has now reached levels probably even Bezemnov could not foresee.  At this point in time, probably 25-30% of the population is more or less lost to this deliberately demonic pseudo-ideology, and the rising generation is more lost to it than any preceding one, and by a very large margin.  I don’t know if it’s more than 50% or not (and if not, it’s not for lack of trying, the public schools are completely consumed by it) among millenials, but it’s certainly getting close.  That, and the degree of indoctrination has grown with each generation, with each succeeding generation lost more deeply and thoroughly to this mindset than the preceding ones.

This is why I say the present protests against Trump will not go away anytime soon, and this continuing gulf between those indoctrinated in cultural marxism and those uninfected with this ideology will only grow, and grow worse.  The democrats thought they had a permanent electoral majority by cobbling together their base of cultural marxists and certain minority groups, but apparently not quite yet.  In fact, it is the democrat party’s rapid descent from a center-left party to hard leftism that is a factor mitigating against their broader electoral success, as more and more Americans uninfected by cultural marxism realize how extreme the democrat party has become, and where it plainly wants to go (hard socialism/communism).  But unless and until many more tens of millions of those who do not desire this nation to succumb to hard leftism realize it is the schools and media/culture that are the primary vehicles for its spread and respond by pulling their kids out of public schools (and most private) and keep their kids from being indoctrinated by the leftist-dominated entertainment media, eventually a majority will emerge for the demonrats that favors their goals because they share them.  That might require another 20-30 years or more to achieve, but it will happen.  The other alternative is to try to seize control of the school system again, but I take that as a very dim prospect given that it would require ejecting almost all the entrenched powers from the federal to the local level.  It would literally take a revolution.

Bear in mind, I am speaking strictly from a human/worldly standpoint in the above.  Before any kind of mass conversion to homeschooling or retaking of the schools can occur, a mass spiritual renewal would have to take place.  Note that the communists deliberately penetrated the churches in order to not only neuter but co-opt the greatest source of resistance they were likely to find.  That makes the process of spiritual renewal all the harder, and even harder still with a devotee of cultural marxism in the Chair of Peter, but all things are possible with God.  We must never give up hope.

In the meantime, you may well find, as I did, how instructive this video is in unmasking the literally unreasonable and seemingly inexplicable mentality we see on display among the  Left today across the country and especially on social media.  If you like, there is a much longer series of interviews featuring Yuri Bezmenov on Youtube, you only have to search by his name to find them.  I know much of this may seem like old hat to those who have studied cultural marxism, Alinskyite tactics, seen Agenda 21 and all the rest, but I do think Bezmenov’s analysis is both more penetrating and more concise than any I’ve previously seen.

Quick Hits: A Little Good, A Little Astroturf, a Little Horror November 14, 2016

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Getting to the Astroturf first, ads placed on Craigslist demonstrate the, ah……professional.…….nature of the anti-Trump protest riots:

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$1500 a week to lay about all day and riot/break s–t all night? Probably tax free, too?  Although 77 hours per week sounds like rather more work than most Obama/Hillary supporters are wont to do.  They probably just work a night or two a week to earn enough money to buy their drug of choice.

Just a bit more proof as to the planned, coordinated, and unspontaneous nature of these riots.  This is not a mass reaction of a lot of the people against the President-elect, this is a tiny group of professional agitators looking to get paid.

Now for something a bit happier: at least one reader liked the video of Father Hubbard I posted last week.  The same channel I found the first one at posted another one – they must have liked the linkback.  More awesome natural beauty, more poised if a bit campy commentary, and more plugs.  I think I liked this one a bit more than the first, even without the nearly drowned grizzly cub:

And now for the worst reaction to the election of Trump yet – and that’s saying quite a lot.  A mom completely traumatizes her 8 y/o son by demanding he pack his suitcase and leave the house because he voted for Trump in a mock school election.  Not sure what lesson mom was trying to teach here, but the emotional scars and damage to her relationship with her son will likely last a lifetime, unless his mind mercifully buries this hideous memory:

I am normally very opposed to governmental intrusion into families under the guise of CPS for specious reasons, especially since CPS likes to persecute homeschoolers at times, but this is waaay over the top and might merit quite a bit of counseling if not more.  Given that mom apparently thought this was fit to post publicly, what else is she doing that she’s too ashamed to make public?

It is sickening to think we live in a culture so filled with narcissists that someone would actually do this to their own child over something so trivial.  But there are no depths to the depravity to which people will sink absent faith in Jesus Christ and a powerful role for His Church in the culture.

Sorry to group all these things together but I’m out of time for the day.  I’m giving poor Fr. Hubbard really bad company in this post, God rest his soul.

Elderly Trump Voter Beaten for Voting for Trump November 10, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, persecution, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Check this out:

Additional info if you can’t make out the audio:

A disturbing video of two black thugs viciously beating a Trump voter emerged online yesterday.

As the attackers pummeled the elderly man to the ground, a voice in the background could be heard repeatedly shrieking, “You voted Trump –yahhh!”  They continued punching and kicking the man while he was cowering on the ground. One of the thugs grabbed what looks a cell phone, while another one actually went into driver’s side of his car and started looking for things to steal.

As the man struggled to his feet (while yelling, “Get out of my car!”), a woman could be heard screaming, “You gonna pay for my sh*t?”

At that point, one of the attackers resumed beating him, savagely raining blows to his face and head, while the bystanders squawked in approval. The video ends with one of the thugs going back into his car and shutting the door.

Now left-wingers are trying to claim that there has been a rash of racial epithets directed against muslims and others by Trump supporters since the election.  Not one of these has been substantiated to date.  We have had so many instances of left-wing affiliated groups staging hate crimes or making them up out of thin air that without evidence these claims must be discounted on their face until such evidence emerges. Of course there are jerks and racialists on all sides of the political spectrum, but translating such hatred into action seems far more a feature of the Left than any other group in recent years.

Remember, however, their violence is protected speech, while our speech is unprotected violence.  Nevertheless, if you don’t already, you might want to start carrying at all times.

A bit more, since it’s video day, apparently!, from reader TT:

I’m not surprised that there would be a lot of UT students who would oppose Donald Trump and freak out about his election.  It was good that there was a Texas Fight cheer in the middle, as well as a reasonable student who just basically blew off the demonstration.  Those things happen literally almost every day in that part of campus, which is inhabited by a ton of non-students or drop outs who live in the bohemian area west of the university’s main campus.  A lot of those people were never UT students but glom onto various groups there to continue to live their slacker existence.

But, still, another big UT fail.  I can guarantee you won’t find demonstrations like this outside the Graduate School of Business or the engineering/hard science northeast corner of campus.

You know, in this sturm and drang I’m helping (in an infinitesimal way) to perpetuate after the election, would the opposite be the case had Hillary won?  A lot of folks were becoming convinced she could only win by fraud, so how would things be playing out today had the election gone the other way?

Who cares, really.  Suck it up, buttercup, you lost.  Meanwhile, since I think the other side has always been far more prone to spin out of control than our own……..

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Feminist Panic! Stock Up on Birth Control Before Trump Takes it Away! November 9, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, horror, rank stupidity, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, unadulterated evil.
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Just one of myriad inane reactions from the catatonic left today.  This is one development I’d truly love to see, though I hold out absolutely no hope it will happen  Having said that, we can see from this reaction just how detached from reality the Left has become, if they think this is even remotely in the offing, however much I wish it were.  We’ll need a great spiritual awakening and renewal before such a sensible course of action has a prayer of occurring:

In light of this dystopian possibility in which birth control is hard to come by and abortions are no longer legal, women are already taking matters into their hands. On social media Wednesday morning, hours after the election was called, the ladies of America began urging each other to protect themselves against unintended pregnancy by getting intrauterine devices—commonly known as IUDs—while contraception is still covered under the Affordable Care Act.

It’s a sad day indeed when women feel there is a ticking clock on their reproductive and health care rights. But alas, that’s the America we voted to live in.

Female hysteria, much?  I tell you, these feminist prove the Victorian notions of women as delicate hysterics unfit for leadership roles or positions of power and authority more and more every day.  Thank God we dodged another Hillary bullet, if this is how her supporters think!  Poor feminists, they thought they were on the cusp of seeing abortion even more permanently enshrined as a made-up constitutional “right,” even to the point of forcing Christians to pay for this barbaric, ultimately selfish act, only to have their fondest hopes and dreams dashed on the hard rocks of reality.  But being a leftie apparently means never having to conform your thoughts to reality.  After all, this is the ideology that has told us for years that “women’s health” = murdering babies, over half of which are female.

We’ll be having some great laughs for days as we continue to witness the mass emotional breakdown of America’s left wing.  Such as………students burning the American flag in protest of Trump’s election at………..American University.  But remember, this the party of “rationalism” and cool, unemotional thought.  It’s not at all the party of spoiled three year olds who will mess their pants when things don’t go their way.

Go crawl into a safe space for a few years and come out once you’ve grown up.

Good News for Christians on the Nineveh Plain October 27, 2016

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, Ecumenism, General Catholic, Glory, horror, martyrdom, persecution, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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A couple of videos showing Christians – probably Orthodox – retaking some churches and returning home.  The devastation of their communities has been extensive.  The churches were ransacked and looted.  Religious art was deliberately destroyed by the satan-worshipping monsters of ISIS.  To a very large extent, however, the United States created this situation, first by invading precipitously, then by committing insufficient forces to pacify the country, then allowing a counterinsurgency to drag out, building hatreds and attracting jihadists from all over, and then by evacuating the country prematurely under Obama’s campaign pledge.  Obama and his administration were even more directly complicit in the formation of ISIS by arming rebels against the Assad regime.  Thus the entire situation can really be laid at our government’s feet.

 

A 360 view of the devastation, including the hateful sign of nun, for Nazarene, the islamists applied to everything Christian, so it could be identified for ransacking:

Poor Christians.  Assyrian Orthodox, I would guess.  Even after ISIS is driven out, it’s not going to be beer and skittles for them.  I don’t think the Shia-dominated Iraqi army is going to be overly friendly.  It seemed secular strong men – Hussein, Mubarak, Assad –  were really the best friends Christians in the Mideast could have.  Popular government there quickly leads to venting of ancient hatreds.