Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, family, foolishness, General Catholic, It's all about the $$$, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Aside from a bit of football, mostly college, we never watch TV. Even watching football on a Saturday afternoon is problematic, at least, because of the commercials. We generally turn the channel or turn it off.
So the likelihood that we would stumble on this atrocious new program from Fox called “The Mick” is low, but I’ve got to say I think I saw ads for it during a bowl game. It looked terrible, and it seems it is. It inspires me to want to get rid of the TV someone gave us a couple of years ago. Here are the problems with this new program, to air during the “family hours” of prime time:
And what exactly is “The Mick”?
It’s a “comedy” series featuring “Micky”, an irresponsible, foul-mouthed, cigarette-smoking alcoholic, pill popping woman who assumes guardianship of her spoiled niece and nephews.
It features unprotected teen sex, a child consuming quantities of birth control pills. Strong language (“b*tch,” “a$$,”) and crude sexual references are frequent, with kicking, screaming, and slapping.
And it’s airing right now in the “family hour”, when programming is supposed to be appropriate for any age.
But is this program “appropriate”? Just listen to this:
- Kids get slapped in the face repeatedly.
- There is underage drinking, foul language, and drug use.”
- Along with an incredible array of inappropriate sexual banter, and nasty talk.
And it gets even worse. Mick lets her teenage niece have boys in her room, and smiles with approval when she hears banging coming from upstairs.
So is Mick a “cool aunt?”
Or is this twisted and warped entertainment – using kids to promote contraception, homosexuality, and transgenderism?
More from this site where you can sign a petition opposing the airing of this program:
Lindsay Kornick with the Media Research Center’s NewsBusters writes: “There is nothing decent about The Mick. Not the topic, not the characters, and most definitely not the humor.”
Little Boy in Dress Says It ‘Breezes on My V*****’ in Twisted Trailer for ‘The Mick’
Fox Comedy Features 6YO ‘Trans’ Boy Wearing Bondage Gag
I don’t know how effective this kind of opposition is. You’re probably better off telling Fox that, thanks to them, you’ve decided to cancel your cable/satellite/broadband subscription and won’t be viewing ANY programming, least of all theirs.
We always hear what a fallacy the slippery slope argument is, and, logically speaking, it can be, but this all started with short skirts and innuendo in the 60s, fell into more bawdy and controversial humor in the 70s, then descended into outright nudity, profanity, and immorality in the 80s and 90s. Television programming is enormously powerful and has probably played THE key role in the advance of the sodomite and other perverse agendas – indeed, as the orchestrators of those agendas deliberately planned that to be. The infamous book laying out the “gay agenda” in the late 80s – After the Ball – spoke of using TV and the movies to first normalize sodomy, and then so glorify it as to be in many senses viewed as superior to morally upright use of the marital faculties. And so here we are today, with transgender 6 year olds wearing ball gags, for pity’s sake. What a travesty. All along, people have been pooh-poohed who warned that the steady decline in morality in broadcast media would lead to exactly what we see today, and we were all lectured by our cultural betters what fools such nattering nabobs of negativity were.
Couple this post with the previous one for a course of appropriate action, perhaps.
Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, asshatery, Basics, disaster, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Because they’re all about visualizing whirled peas. Yes, please do continue to manifestly demonstrate that all your high-minded rhetoric of the past has been naught but pleasant sounding claptrap to advance your noxious agenda and never-satiated quest for power.
A Purdue University staffer was in an online exchange with a local pro-lifer, and called for her to be violently raped because she holds is such an adherent of badthink. Doubleplusungood, Outer Party Member 8954324!! Off to the Miniluv for you!
This kind of completely unhinged rant, this reduction of fellow human beings to below the level of garbage, has become an epidemic of late. Overwhelmingly, the extremists are on the far left side of the political spectrum. People are becoming more and more brazen in their willingness to demonstrate the utter contempt with which they view many others, simply for holding differing views. Far too many have been so inculcated into an ideological bubble that neither seeks nor allows any dissent that when confronted with a radically point of view – even one abundantly supported by massive evidence, such as the ongoing practical genocide against black babies on the part of the abortion industry – they react with unmitigated hatred and hostility.
Ace is calling for a national, dispassionate divorce. More and more, that seems a far happier outcome than what increasingly appears to be in the offing, rampant violence in the streets with numerous uninvolved/innocent individuals being caught up in the nightmare:
A Purdue University staff member is being investigated after he allegedly threatened to rape pro-life women during an online debate about the campus pro-life club’s recent campaign.
The Purdue Students for Life group has been facing a heavy backlash this week after its members put up posters around campus that focused on how the abortion industry targets black women and their unborn babies for abortions. In coordination with Black History Month, the campaign posters read “Hands Up, Don’t Abort” and “Black Children are an Endangered Race” and included the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. [That is pretty hardcore and in your face, but the facts eminently support the claim. Nearly half of all black babies conceived are murdered in the womb. In some locales like NYC the number is closer to 2/3. That is very nearly genocide, and something of which the vast majority of the population, especially millennials carefully propagandized within the education industrial complex, are wholly unaware. But what is being called for here is the END of the slaughter of blacks. It is somehow racist to desire more black babies to live? Does everything seem totally upside down?]
On Monday, a small group of pro-abortion students and faculty held a sit-in protest during the pro-life club’s meeting and demanded an apology, LifeNews reported.
Then on Wednesday, the team at Students for Life reported the discovery of a violent threat against pro-lifers by Purdue staff member Jamie Newman. Newman reportedly called for the rape of pro-life women in an online comment on Live Action News.
According to Students for Life, Newman used his Disqus account “jamiegnewman” to post the following comment:
Oh, I’m sorry. So, let me make my intentions quite explicit: I did in fact offer to rape Tom’s wife/daughter/great grandmother. Free of charge, even. I’m generous that way.
Here’s the number for the West Lafayette Police Department: 765-775-5500. Here’s the number for the local FBI office: 765-435-5619. Drop that dime! I could strike at any minute
*giggles* (like a girl) [Oh, so brave. Such an online strong man. See the photo of this brawny alpha male below.]
……..Newman also allegedly posted two comments on Feb. 4, according to screen shots by Students for Life:
You folks are vile, racist idiots, who richly deserve all the opprobrium that will be heaped on you as a result of this unbelievably thoughtless, stupid escapade. That you are seemingly incapable of appreciating the moral, legal, and social differ[ences]…
“And that you should have pulled this stunt at the beginning of Black History Month suggests you are are either epically cluless or profoundly malicious. So which is is – embarrassingly dumb or simply evil?
Across the country, and I believe Purdue has been a part of this, young men have been booted off campus through kangaroo courts that find them guilty of “rape” upon nothing more than an accusation from an aggrieved and frequently unhinged woman, frequently months if not years after the alleged act. This persecution of males was instigated through threatening communiques from the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice, which threatened to pull federal funding from colleges that did not implement an extremely aggressive persecution of males anti-rape policy.
So, has Purdue applied this same kind of draconian policy to this leftist staffer? I mean, here we have an actual threat of rape. If this were a male student having made this threat, he would be gone. There would be no “due process” or “investigation,” both of which are entirely lacking for most young men unjustly booted off campus for “hooking up” with the wrong unsettled woman.
See how they respond:
The university said it is investigating Newman and his alleged threats of sexual assault against pro-lifers. Local news station WLFI reports police also are investigating.
Purdue Assistant Vice President for Strategic Communications Julie Rosa told Campus Reform: “Obviously, a threat of rape is outside the bounds of any definition of protected speech. Due process requires that, before taking any action, we verify the alleged facts and give this staff member the chance to explain himself if he can. Needless to say, the statements, as alleged, are reprehensible and unacceptable in the eyes of the entire Purdue community.”
Hundreds of young men were given no chance to explain themselves, were provided with no counsel, and could not even cross-examine or challenge their user’s claims. Contradictory evidence supplied by the accused is often thrown out.
But we all know that we live in a two-class society, where members of one of the left’s approved classes – and especially its (at present – this will change) darlings, the academia – get special rights and privileges, while the rest of us get the full measure of the law and whatever extrajudicial punishment the societal elites (almost all of them within the left-wing spectrum) feel moved to dole out. This can include total social ostracization, the ruining of careers, if not actual criminal prosecution and jail time. All for holding wrongthink.
People will not stand for being treated as inferior, second class citizens. And the other side has, over decades, painted itself into an intellectual and emotional corner where it cannot see those outside their narrow ideological worldview as anything but. That’s why I keep alluding to this not ending well. I pray to God I’m wrong.
The awesomely hulky and overbearingly masculine Mr. Newman:
In my experience, the wimpier, more ineffectual, and more effeminate a person knows he is, the more prone to online threats they are. But we’ve seen an epidemic of violence emanating from exactly these sorts, when they are in comfortably large groups confronted with single individuals or much smaller groups. When confronted with strength – there were specific occasions of this at Berkeley – they suddenly become much more accommodating and reasonable.
Classic cowards and bullies. How crass and boorish our culture has become. There was a time, within living memory, when making threats like the ones this poor lost soul made would have gotten one permanently banned from polite society, certainly a university setting where one has some charge over young people and especially young ladies. Not anymore. Not only will this guy likely not lose his job, he’ll probably receive many plaudits and kudos from his colleagues.
And that’s why all but a select few colleges will not see my money or my kids.
Posted 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.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
So last night Milo Yiannopolous was to speak at the UC Berkeley student union in an event sponsored by the College Republicans. The Republicans raised the funds to pay for extensive security and negotiated a basically hostile administration to bring in a speaker that has been falsely tarred as a Nazi and a racist (but then again, so have essentially all the 60 million people who voted for Trump, many who did so simply because they felt they had no alternative).
Going in, Milo and his group knew they would face a hostile crowd. Violent opposition to Milo’s “Dangerous F-ggot Tour” has been rising on the West Coast since the election. There were violent protests at UC-Davis some weeks ago, and a man was shot after a fist-fight outside a Milo speech at the University of Washington. But last night’s event was by far the worst. While campus and local police at least partially paid for by event organizers literally stood by and did nothing, the crowd of anarchists, leftists, those lost in hideous perversion, and various others grew larger and more threatening as the minutes passed. Eventually they began flinging rocks, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, stormed the barricades, bashed their way into the student union breaking glass doors with – get this – barricades the police themselves had abandoned – and forced the event to be shut down.
They then proceeded to attack a number of people, some of whom were simply innocent bystanders, others who were interested in hearing Milo speak. They attacked individuals in cars and went on a rampage destroying and looting local shops and, especially, banks. Just a couple of brief roundups of last night’s outbreak of what is frankly politically inspired domestic terrorism:
First up, a Milo fan pepper sprayed by a masked leftist thug:
That’s just one very small, and relatively mild, instance of violence last night. In fact over a dozen people were pepper sprayed by leftists, possibly many more.
An overview of some of the violence:
You can find many more if you are interested. Note, the videos above only cover the very beginning of the riot – it went on for hours, the state media has more or less put a blackout on how serious it was, the damage that was done, and how long it continued. There was serious damage to dozens/scores of businesses and college facilities and many people were injured. Thank God no one died, but that won’t be long if this business continues.
As for a review of recent events and a broader perspective, this two minute video sums things up very nicely:
We hear about purported violence or extremism from Trump supporters, but that’s bollocks. The instances, to the extent they occurred, were generally responses to attacks or egregious provocations on the part of leftist protesters who tried to intimidate people from attending Trump’s rallies in many places, even here in Dallas. Spitting on people, shouting at them, hot boxing them, throwing things at them, trying to block their movements, etc., etc – and yes, some people lost their cool and responded physically. The number of unprovoked actions from Trump supporters were extremely limited – most instances, as in the vast majority, of supposed Trump supporter outrages have been completely debunked.
The riots by the Left – and I’m afraid it has spread well beyond a small number of extremists and is becoming more and more mainstream among democrat party supporters- are of an entirely different magnitude. You have the added factor of increasingly vitriolic political rhetoric from highly influential people, not some yahoo with a twitter account and four followers. Yes there are idiots on both sides but the overwhelming amount of concrete, physical, dangerous action is being perpetrated by the Left, and has been for some time.
I don’t know where this is all headed. Things seem not to be calming down but building to a crescendo. I have no idea what that will mean, but it doesn’t look good.
Why is this happening? This:
The left politicizes everything, and given the left’s increasing cultishness, that means they religicize everything. Everything — not just a few rules about sodomy and marriage and abortion — becomes a Sacred Principle which must be fought for with the passionate fury of the zealot, from whether private religiously-based organizations must pay for a woman’s $9 per month birth control pills to whether the Pagan Deceiver Milo Yiannopolous can be allowed to step foot upon the sanctified ground of Berkeley Auditorium 3C.
But I disagree with much of the rest of that post linked above. Classical liberalism was not discovered, it was deliberately conceived – invented – to try to circumscribe the power of the Church and to constantly decrease the influence of religion on society, “enlightened” men having determined that religious piety was a bad thing that should be under the thumb of the state – eventually, if not this instant.
What we are seeing in the Left is the natural result of that fundamental error – for man is an inherently religious creature, created by God to be so in order to aid our finding Him and worshipping Him. If real religion is removed or curtailed, men will find a replacement, and that replacement is almost invariably – even if takes a while to reach its realization – far more awful than whatever evils true religion supposedly causes.
It is not an accident that there are very few devout, believing Christians among the hard Left. Those on the Left have found their religion, and it ain’t yours or mine. Religious differences are at the root of our current cultural conflict, between those who hold to the new demonic cult of the Left (for all the gods of the gentiles are demons), and those who still cling to some semblance of Christian belief. Yes there are exceptions, but this is true for the most part.
I do not see a way to happily resolve this existential conflict. We are dealing with warring religious creeds, not minute points of political philosophy. Our “side” has surrendered an awful lot and feels it has gained little, if anything, in the bargain. The other side continues to demand more and more, and we’ve finally reached the realization that their demands for our submission will never be satisfied, and that we simply cannot trade away any more core elements of our sacred faith. It doesn’t look good.
But perhaps I’m wrong. Pray God I am.
Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, persecution, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, unadulterated evil.
Well, that didn’t take long…….2 1/2 years from accepting self-described homosexual youth members, then accepting scoutmasters and other leaders who openly practice sodomy, to now, accepting girls pretending to be boys. The test case involves an EIGHT year old. The parents that are allowing children to become so warped and then encourage their self-hatred and self-abuse would ideally be prime candidates for repeated visits from CPS, but in this crazy mixed up world of ours, that’s not likely to happen. Quite the contrary, the parent (only one is mentioned) involved will be praised to the skies for helping gift their child with a lifetime of loneliness, confusion, self-loathing, and exceedingly high rates of drug dependence, violence, and suicide.
Once again, an “advance” much ballyhooed and cherished by leftists has children as its principle victims (my emphasis and comments):
A New Jersey woman whose son [A lie becomes the truth……..Orwellian. It’s not her son, it’s her daughter, and far too young to even the remotely comprehend the implications of this “gender dysphoria” the poor confused soul has been sucked into through whatever means] was asked to leave his Boy Scouts troop after leaders found out he is transgender said she has mixed emotions about the organization’s decision to allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs.
The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that enrollment in its boys-only programs will now be based on the gender a child or parent lists on his application to become a scout, rather than the gender listed on the child’s birth certificate. [Once you start to yield to the sexular pagan agenda, there is no limit to the demands they will make upon you, and each surrender makes the next both easier and more likely. The Boy Scouts, as I predicted when they first collapsed, are finished.]
Eight-year-old “Joe“ Maldonado was asked to leave his scout troop in Secaucus, New Jersey, last fall after parents and leaders found out he is transgender. The organization’s statement did not specifically mention Joe’s case, but said it changed the policy because of the larger conversation about gender identity taking place around the country.
Kristie Maldonado, Joe’s mother, said she had mixed emotions Monday night when a Boy Scouts representative called to tell her the organization would allow her son to re-enroll in his troop. Maldonado said she would like her son to rejoin the Secaucus troop, but only if the scout leader who threw him out of the troop leaves. [As I said, the demands never stop. They will dictate every tiny detail of policy to you, until your organization is nothing but another leftist agitation group.]
She said “Joe“, who will turn 9 on Wednesday, has spoken publicly about the incident. She called him a “ham” and noted he had a big birthday party on Saturday with the mayor of Secaucus in attendance. [Please never tell me there are not powerful inducements for confused young people to get sucked into this nightmarish lifestyle. The mayor attended her birthday party! Even though she’s so young she can have no comprehension of the consequences of her actions. Is her young body already being flooded with carcinogenic hormones to help insure she doesn’t have second thoughts?]
Speaking of powerful inducements, how many parents, possibly of a social justice warrior inclination, might be encouraging – consciously or unconsciously – their children to loathe their true nature and desire to be the sainted “other?” There are incredibly powerful inducements at play – cultural approbation, a very high station in the pyramid of victimhood, political blandishments, the adoration of the leftist media, power to force people to take actions you desire, and a virtual “get out of jail free” card that excuses any current or future misdeeds to ethereal “bias.” For a growing number of people, these enticements are too sweet to resist.
Will parents start abandoning the Boy Scouts en masse? Participation has been declining for a long time, and its accelerated of late. But given how fast the Boy Scouts – long a stalwart defender of traditional morality and beliefs – are collapsing, I’m surprised more people haven’t abandoned it yet. I know there are families with long associations with the Boy Scouts, who loathe to accept the rapidly changing reality and comprehend the insidious, destructive moral collapse at work in the organization. I’m sure they are convinced that their troop is “one of the good ones,” with no open individuals given over to these various disordered (if not actively sinful) inclinations.
But for how long? If they won’t abandon the Scouts over this, what, if anything, could possibly induce them to do so?
The organization, much like the Church, is being hollowed out from within. We see in this a clear warning of what will happen to any organization that surrenders to the Leftist cultural zeitgeist – at least in its human element.
It leaves nothing but destruction and gravely wounded souls in its wake.
PS -All the comments directed at families above can be equally, if not more forcefully, directed at the Church in the US, which has had a long association with the Boy Scouts. Is there any moral collapse that will induce pastors, bishops, and/or the USCCB, to finally and unequivocally cut ties?
Yes, I won’t hold my breath.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, priests, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the struggle for the Church, unadulterated evil.
So the pro-abort Guttmacher Institute has put out its annual compendium of abortion statistics and reported that fewer than 1 million surgical abortions were performed in the US in 2014, for the first time since 1975. This would normally be a cause for rejoicing (while lamenting the fact that there are still mountains of dead babies every year even still), but there are certain caveats that make this report less than heartening. First, at least part of the reduction in surgical abortion can be explained away by the continuing implosion of the conception rate, especially among native born American women. Another factor is the rise of chemical/pharmaceutical abortion, the “morning after pill” and such like, which are not “counted” as abortions in the statistics. Many deeply involved in the pro-life movement report that these chemical abortions are increasing at an alarming rate, so that the total abortion rate may indeed by higher than it was a few years ago. Chemical abortion is often preferred as it can be done at home and doesn’t involve much of the trauma and medical risk of surgical abortion.
The final negative factor on the abortion rate is an increase in the use of long term contraception, which is very nearly self-sterilization in the form of IUDs. Use of long-term contraceptives exploded over the past several years and is probably also driving the abortion rate down.
At any rate, here’s the report from a non pro-abort source:
Great news, if not surprising news. As contraceptive technology has improved, as the taboo against using it has shrunk, and as new restrictions on abortion have passed in various red states, it’d be odd if the rate weren’t declining.
The pro-choice Guttmacher Institute, which conducted the survey, says there were fewer than a million abortions performed last year for the first time since 1975. Which is also good news, once you get past the whole “a million children aborted every year for 40 years” thing.
Some really bad news:
By the way, according to two polls taken last year, approval of birth control as either morally justified or not a moral issue is virtually unanimous among Americans. Gallup found 89 percent willing to call contraception “morally acceptable.” When Pew asked a similar question, just four percent overall (and eight percent of Catholics) deemed it morally wrong.
Thanks, bishops and priests of Amchurch! Mission accomplished.
Know this, and without the slightest doubt – the progressive/modernist faction in the Church intends to do the same with divorce and sodomy as they have done with contraception, turn them into moral non-issues for the vast, vast majority of Catholics. That includes, naturally, making the Blessed Sacrament available to those who have been civilly remarried with no annulment of their first marriage – as what’s the point of being Catholic if you can’t line up to get your “reward” every week like everyone else?
Think how many priests should have at least strongly suspected that the vast majority of their married couples with two or one or zero kids never once challenged them on the exceedingly strong likelihood that they were receiving the Blessed Sacrament while actively practicing contraception. That’s a massive failure of moral duty and a very large part of the reason why the Church continues to implode in a self-inflicted crisis.
Even writing this feels like whistling past the graveyard. Outside a handful of isolated traditional communities and even rarer Novus Ordo parishes with solid priests, no one in the Church cares in the slightest. Everyone continues to believe their happy fantasies that God is just a good guy in the sky that never holds anyone even slightly accountable for the moral evils they commit. He’s the cosmic Pez dispenser handing out eternal life to all who come calling. That this is utterly contrary to both Scripture and Tradition is, of course, conveniently forgotten.
Enjoy your newchurch while it lasts, boys. It won’t be around for very long. People can get their empty, meaningless, happy-clappy emotional/spiritual kumbayah experience just as well at home as they can in your parish. It won’t be long before the vast majority of the few remaining active Catholics start to figure that out.
Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, asshatery, Basics, error, family, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, unadulterated evil.
……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.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, General Catholic, history, horror, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, asshatery, Basics, contraception, cultural marxism, disaster, General Catholic, horror, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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.
Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
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.