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I’m Not Wrong, I’m Just Ahead of My Time November 9, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, cultural marxism, General Catholic, history, reading, scandals, sickness, Society, true leadership, unadulterated evil, unbelievable BS.
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Four years ago, I posted my opinion, based on quite a bit of evidence, that the United States irrevocably lost the war in Vietnam after the Kennedy administration approved, and helped instigate, the assassination of the only patriot leader of sufficient standing and capability to lead the fledgling nation of South Vietnam through a domestic insurgency and foreign invasion, Ngo Dinh Diem.  I didn’t get much flak for that post – I think it was outside most reader’s area of interest – but I was gratified to see last week that an author has written a book advancing just my point – that Diem was falsely maligned by the US press and a Kennedy administration that badly wanted a pliant stooge leading Vietnam, rather than a dedicated patriot who was vehemently opposed to seeing mass US ground troops taking over the war in his country.  Diem knew that a US takeover of the war would de-legitimize his government and be the perfect propaganda piece for the communists to convince rightly nationalist Vietnamese to oppose the southern government.  This is, to a very large extent, what happened.  US involvement post-Diem expanded massively, successive unstable puppet governments ruled the country until the ineffectual and autocratic Thieu took over, and support for the government of South Vietnam remained divided and tepid, at best.

There is a long post on the book at The Federalist, which my friend, fellow Catholic, and Vietnamese Patriot Hiep Nguyen sent me.  Some excerpts below:

That man is Ngo Dinh Diem, president of the Republic of Vietnam (better known as South Vietnam) from 1955 to 1963, his rule and life cruelly ended in a military coup tacitly supported by the U.S. government. A recent book on Diem’s life, “The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam,” by military historian Geoffrey Shaw clarifies why Americans would do well to mourn the tragic loss of a man many deemed to be Vietnam’s best chance of defeating communism……..

[Follows an interlude in which the dominant leftist narrative of Diem as a grasping, incompetent autocrat is described at length.  We’ll skip that]

……..Shaw’s biography of Diem paints a far different picture of “America’s Mandarin.” For starters, Diem was a deeply religious man, whose Catholic faith was central to every decision in his life. Often attracted to the religious life, Diem had to be constantly pushed to embrace his natural skills as an administrator and politician.

Diem had a reputation both as an ascetic scholar and a capable bureaucratic, one who seemed to perfectly fit the role of the ideal Vietnamese Confucian leader. Indeed, as Shaw shows, Ho Chi Minh admired Diem’s austerity, and likely sought to emulate it. Even at the height of his power, Diem lived meagerly, and was known to constantly give money away to any in need. He was known to rise early every day to attend Mass, and worked brutal 16-hour days………

…….The Buddhist protesters who so famously undermined Diem’s regime in the months leading up to his ouster were in fact a minority within the south, incited by Buddhist extremist leaders very likely supported by the communists. Rather than a reflection of the teetering authority of the government, the Buddhist crisis was more likely a propaganda effort to obstruct what so many contemporary accounts and historical documents suggest: Diem and his brother were incrementally winning on both the political and military fronts. [Winning, but as the author notes, incrementally, and not nearly fast enough for the nascent 24 hours news cycle-dominated American politics of the time.  Of course, the problem of instantaneous victory increased exponentially after mass American ground forces were committed, which is the very thing Diem refused to countenance.  He wanted to win the war for the long haul and build up a survivable independent nation at the same time, and had done a good enough job that the North under Nguyen Tat Thanh (Ho Chi Minh) was compelled to basically invade the South with massive ground forces to keep the Viet Cong from being crushed]

So how have we come to have such a skewed perception of Diem and his reign as president of South Vietnam? According to Shaw, two sources share the majority of the blame: an American press heavily biased against Diem, and a circle of senior government officials — led by Averell Harriman and Roger Hilsman — hell-bent on replacing him.

Correspondents from such publications as The New York Times and Washington Post, contrary to their portrayal by Burns and Novick’s television series, were often junior reporters in search of the next sexy story to burnish their credentials. Many spent most of their time in Saigon and other major cities, inevitably drawn into the circles of rumor and intrigue that represented only a segment of Vietnamese society. This created a skewed perception of Vietnamese popular opinion, which was particularly troublesome given that Diem’s efforts were focused largely on protecting and improving the lot of poor South Vietnamese farmers, who made up a majority of the population.

Throughout the Kennedy administration, the press corps published article after article condemning just about everything Diem did, while urging his removal. The media’s presentation of events on the ground were far more negative than those military assessments offered, or those of U.S. Ambassador Frederick Nolting, who supported Diem’s regime. The media’s hatchet job was so over-the-top that U.S. officials on a number of occasions complained directly to the editors of the New York Times and Washington Post[So here we have it, fake news a la the 1960s.  The author is right, most of the reporters in South Vietnam in the early 60s were very junior, and very ambitious.  They were not as intellectually and physically lazy as today’s media, but they were not nearly so well informed as they thought.  They were also heavily biased against Diem for a wide variety of reasons, but more importantly, generally had no idea what they were writing or talking about.  The intricacies of South Vietnamese politics, still confusing even 50 years after the fact, were way, way beyond them. They sought simplistic “good guy bad guy” scenarios to create narratives for the public back home, just as the media does to this day.]

……….As for Kennedy’s administration, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Averell Harriman  [A nominal Republican, but a very liberal, Rockefeller type] led a cadre of officials within the government vehemently opposed to Diem’s regime. Much of this stemmed from Harriman’s distaste for Diem’s attempts to maintain autonomy over his government, the latter often spurning U.S. directives he viewed as misguided, if not a threat to the survival of his country.

Probably the most famous example is Harriman’s support for the neutrality of neighboring Laos, a policy that allowed the communists to take over large parts of the Laotian countryside and use it to transfer fighters and materiel to communist insurgents (the notorious Vietcong) in the south. The route through Laos became known, jokingly, as the “Averell Harriman Memorial Highway.” Diem was adamant in calling this out for what it was: a direct attack on his nation’s security and viability. Harriman, a classic example of a condescending WASP bureaucrat, was widely known to despise Diem for resisting U.S. policy.

Shaw’s research shows it was Harriman who instigated and led growing support within the Kennedy administration for Diem’s removal, consistently setting the tone of cabinet discussions as explicitly anti-Diem. As would be expected, he sought to sideline those individuals — like Nolting — who offered a different, more sympathetic take……….

…………Harriman’s argument — that Diem’s persecution of Buddhists had “made it impossible for the United States to back him” — eventually won in the White House, despite a congressional fact-finding mission in late October 1963 (the month before the assassination) that concluded Washington should stick with Diem. The White House ignored the report, and a wealth of other information, and communicated to Vietnamese military coup plotters they would not oppose Diem’s removal.

The men who supported the coup surely must have known what would happen to Diem and his brother. When the two were discovered inside the Church of Saint Francis Xavier in Cholon on 2 November, soldiers acting on coup leaders’ orders secured them inside a personnel carrier, where their executioner “cut out their gallbladders while they were still alive, and then shot them.”

This was the ignominious end to an American ally, a man whom observers — Americans, French, British, Australian, and even North Vietnamese — believed (or in the case of the communists, feared) was Saigon’s best chance to preserve an independent South Vietnam.

………Ngo Dinh Diem came to power in South Vietnam through the help of the United States. Burns-Novick’s film and Karnow suggest even this was a farce, given Diem’s ultimate rejection of the planned 1956 nationwide elections, though Shaw’s careful research proves this a problematic thesis, as well. Although the communists quite expectedly called “foul” when Diem demurred on elections, Ho Chi Minh’s government had already been in direct violation of the 1954 Geneva Accords by building up their military forces and supporting communist insurgent networks in the south.

Meanwhile, in the north, the communists were busy suppressing revolts, murdering thousands of people during their unpopular and poorly contrived land reform efforts. Moreover, as Shaw argues, their flagrant violation of the Laotian neutrality agreement years later proves the communists would never have allowed a free and fair nationwide election anyway. Diem simply saw the sham for what it was.

Indeed.  Those purported elections, upon which so much of the left-wing criticism of Diem rest, was always going to be a sham. First of all, the North outnumbered the South, even after 1 million mostly Catholic North Vietnamese fled south during the brief period of UN control after the French collapse.  Secondly, with a violently repressive communist government, anyone but a leftist bonehead could predict that the North Vietnamese would vote 100% for the communist government, just as the people of the Soviet Union used to vote 100% for the single-party commie candidate in their sham elections.  Thirdly, as noted, the North had already violated the 1954 accords on numerous fronts.  Only an idiot would submit to an election under such circumstances.

And I think this is the ultimate rub – not so much for the mainline democrats of the day (1956), which were a very different crowd than the democrats of today – for the hardcore leftists in the media and academia who have always held such opprobrium for Diem.  They wanted the North to win. The North were part of the great leftist utopian machine, and thus sacred parts of the worldwide leftist revolutionary element.  Many of these people are the same ones who marched in demonstrations against the war shouting “Ho Ho Ho Chi Minh, NLF (National Liberation Front – the Viet Cong) are going to win!”  Diem, an ardent Catholic and anti-communist, was the antithesis in what they wanted to see in government.  Bringing him down would go a very far way to seeing through the ultimate goal of a North Vietnamese communist victory.

I say that is the largely unstated motivation of the historians and media personalities who have blighted Diem’s name.  The government officials complicit in the plot to murder Diem were generally not of this cohort, they were simply liberally minded American incompetents horribly out of their depth and seeking to cover up their role in an unfolding catastrophe.

I think as time goes on there will be a general re-appraisal of Diem’s role and the inevitable events that followed after his death.  I think this historian Shaw (and I have not read the book) is very much on the right track.  Diem was a flawed man, as all men are, but he was by far the best leader the South Vietnamese had, and the one most likely to prevent the country from falling to communism.  It is quite possible to imagine a much different history to that still suffering nation had he not been betrayed by his erstwhile “allies.”

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Fusion GPS Dossier Classic Example of Leftism in Action (Lie, Project, Double-Down) October 27, 2017

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A quick and dirty (I mean, his language is atrocious) but quite helpful synopsis from Paul Joseph Watson:

If you want to figure out what evils, what dirty tricks, what law-breaking the DNC and the Left generally are most involved in, most committed to, and which they feel is both one of their most powerful tools of malfeasance as well as one of the greatest dangers to their position of power, just look at what they accuse the other side of.

And it’s not just this fake (and frankly stupid, and disgusting) dossier contrived by a deep state apparatchik – it’s also things like the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the emerging masses of reports indicating that many leftist men, who constantly reproach normal men for their “toxic masculinity” and hateful, antiquated views towards women, are, in fact, serial rapists and abusers of women themselves.  Sargon apparently has a massive expose coming on this subject this weekend.

The three, invariable rules: leftists always lie, leftists always project, leftists always double down.

Now that the “Russian collusion” meme has been shown to be a massive conspiracy and illegality engaged in by the DNC, Hillary campaign, Deep State apparatchiks, and their media leftist running dog lackeys, it is suddenly to be flushed down the memory hole.

But in future, always remember, the very accusations themselves are a total giveaway of the evils the Left is wholly immersed in.

I felt this “Trump pee-party dossier” thing was a massive redirect and information op from the beginning.  And indeed, that’s finally, painfully slowly, what has been revealed.

How deep this goes is anyone’s guess.  It is already known the Obama administration, through its wholly corrupt and politicized Eric Holder/Loretta Lynch InJustice Department, is knee deep in this scandal.  How far up the chain of command involvement goes is easy to guess by how furiously the Dems are trying to prevent further investigation of not only Fusion GPS, but also the very strange scandal of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’ muslim former IT admin, who happened to abscond with several terabytes of classified data from now totally wiped computer hard drives.  The dems have been using all their power to keep that data from being subpoenaed………why?  What will it show?  Will it show, for instance, Obama’s direct involvement in the 2016 presidential election and deep corruption/collusion with the Russian government?

Why did the democrat establishment react like spurned lovers when Russia became involved in Ukraine in 2014?  We heard more bellicose war talk, even up to and including a full-on invasion/nuclear exchange, from leading democrats after Russia illegally invaded and continues to occupy large parts of the Ukraine.  Democrats normally wouldn’t give two blanks about something like that, but they totally lost their minds.  Is it because they felt like Putin had backstabbed them on a massive quid pro quo involving billions of dollars in kickbacks and massive undermining of US national security, a la the “Uranium One” deal?

These guys are in a full on blind panic.  They went all-in, well past the point of Watergate and into commission of probably hundreds of felonious offenses, to insure Hillary’s election.  Is that not just because they wanted their side to win, but because they knew if someone outside the Deep State apparatchiks was elected, it might blow the lid off their decade-plus run of unbelievable corruption, treason, and wholesale lack of care for the good of the United States and, much more importantly, the ordinary run of the mill citizen?

I don’t think we have any idea how deep this goes, or just what was sold or compromised, but the Left will inevitably tells us (some) as they try another redirect against Trump and conservatives generally.

And it’s not just Obama.  This Deep State/Leftist penetration of power and solidification began under Clinton, became entrenched under the (laughably inept and tone deaf) Bush 43 (thanks for giving your stalwart supporters a great big middle finger the other day, we sure appreciate it!  Guess we know where your loyalties lie.  Skull n Bones take care of their own, no?), and reached apotheosis under Obama.  I don’t know whether it is even possible at this point to deconstruct it.

Back to the rampant sexual abuse on the Left, up to and including massive pedophilia rings in their centers of power (just HOW many times did Clinton dump the Secret Service and fly to pedophile island?), Corey Feldman threatened to start naming names in Hollywood, and all of a sudden he gets slapped with a marijuana possession charge.  In CALIFORNIA?!?

The scandals are coming so thick and fast they are overwhelming, as, indeed, they are intended to be.  Scandals 10 times the importance and scope of Watergate pass by almost daily now, with the bought-n-paid for corporate/Deep State media telling us “nothing to see here.”  Or simply refusing to cover this at all.

But none of this should be surprising.  The fact that presidents of the United States colluded with global adversaries, repeatedly sold out the American people, and placed national security at grave risk in order to feather their nests to the tune of hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars, is exactly what one would expect from a cohort of people who have made their rejection of God and His Law, their very public despising of the Church and everything it stands for, the core part of their message and their very being.

This is what comes from an “elite” that rejects God and Our Savior Jesus Christ.  Pagan societies always devolve into endless self-aggrandizement, corruption, and wholesale ineffectiveness/incompetence.  People devoid of any sense of a law greater than themselves feel zero compunction over robbing citizens blind, colluding with deadly enemies, raping little children and forever destroying their sacred innocence, or the wholesale slaughter of very nearly 1 in 3 babies conceived in this nation over the past 44 years.  Indeed, the last point is the most telling – abortion has brought a curse down upon America, and, most particularly, on those “elites” who have done the most to keep it legal and the blood sacrifices to satan flowing.

Surely the apparatchiks, after reading the last two paragraphs, just an unhinged screed!, would conclude that I am an extremist, I am totally whacked and just totally unworthy of any credit.

But that, again, is the point.  The elites subscribe to an inveterately hostile, alien religion, which I call sexular paganism.  It is simply the latest manifestation of the false religion of leftist secular humanism which tries to put man in the place of God.  Christianity and sexular paganism are completely irreconcilable. Adherents to one cannot be adherents of the other.  One must choose between God and Mammon.

Incredibly, historically, philosophically, theologically, and historically speaking, the Church has played a huge role in the ascendance of sexular paganism among the cultural elites. By surrendering all the firm dictates and sublime, impervious moral and theological aspects of the “bad old faith” (e.g., “razing the bastions”), Church leadership not only left the Church open to further penetration by the forces of sexular paganism, but gave many wavering souls both perfect cover, and the perfect excuse, to make the final, irrevocable choice between God and Mammon.  By utterly neutering the Church’s unique power and voice, that leadership – some of which consisted of double agents of Mammon, but much of which were simply men to weak to resist – the choice of God or Mammon was made elementary, obvious for millions of lost souls, especially those with great ambitions and access to all the “delights” of power, money, and renown the world can offer.

It was a slam dunk.  So, the wind has been sown, and we are now reaping the whirlwind.  I wish I could posit a happy outcome for all this, but all I can foresee is ever increasing calamity, chaos, and confusion culminating in collapse (and that awesome alliteration alone is worth the price of the post).  Trump is great as a hopeful sign, but I fear the process has gone on much too long, and the rot is far too deep, for any man, or any series of men, to correct.  Lord, that I may be wrong, because I have a lot of love left for this country, or what it used to be, and my children and (pray God) grandchildren shall have to live here.

Now, if you want a more hopeful view, from a man deep in the fight, see the great talk given by Steve Bannon to the California GOP (yes, amazingly, it apparently still exists) below (h/t MFG):

He explains the problem, but gives many reasons to stay in the fight, and to hold out hope for a restoration of this country along constitutional lines.  I’m not overly sanguine on the likelihood of his effort being successful, but perhaps he gives some reasons to hope.

There, I’ve been out all week but now I give you a nice, long, overly wordy post.

The World is Upside Down: High Priests of Secular Paganism Promise to “Punish the Wicked” October 19, 2017

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Guess who a sodomite activist thinks the wicked are?  You got it:  you and me.

With gay ersatzrimony having the imprimatur of the State, and homosexuality enjoying a positive swing in popular opinion, the only thing standing athwart homosexualism is the Church, which is finding itself increasingly the object of neosexualist agitations.

Two weeks after Obergefell v. Hodges, a liberal firestorm erupted when a Catholic priest in Louisiana withheld communion from Tim Ardillo during his mother’s funeral because of his “marriage” to another man. Apologies (!) from the Diocese of Baton Rouge and Archbishop of New Orleans quickly followed. [So which religion do these bishops truly worship?  Sexular paganism and the world, or Catholicism?]

Channeling Pope Francis, a diocesan spokesman, opined, “We don’t deny people communion… Who are we to judge whether they believe [the church’s teachings on the communion] or not?” (Emphasis added.)

………..What’s more, mea culpas and accommodationist overtones have little purchase in the fever swamps where religious objections are considered bigotry parading in clerical vestments. [Do you think they would say the same about, say, an extreme racist?]

Take Tim Gill a mega-rich LGBT activist who vowed “We’re going to punish the wicked,” which, according to his moral lights is anyone (person, business, or organization) wanting an exemption from participating in same-sex ceremonies. Or Equality Ohio, a LGBT activist group that announced it will go after churches—in particular, Catholic churches—that refuse to make their facilities available for events contrary to their religious beliefs. Or Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality that sponsored a colloquium of experts “to contest and reframe the utilization of religious exemptions to civil rights laws.”

……….The Equality Act, as it’s called, amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by including “sexual orientation and gender identity” (SOGI) as protected classes, equivalent to “race.” The proposed legislation includes protections not just for employment, but for housing, public education, credit, jury service, federal funding, and public accommodations. Despite its noble label, The Equality Act is anything but. By giving special protections to concocted classes of individuals, it abrogates the constitutional freedoms of others, creating inequality.

For starters, the bill prohibits appeal to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act as a basis for discriminating against LGBT folk. So if, for example, you are an employee or owner/manager of a private or public business, your constitutional rights to freedom of conscience, speech, and association take the back seat to someone else’s socially constructed “right” to your acceptance of their sexual expression…..

……Obergefell presaged the day when Caesar, having consecrated gay “marriage” as a civil right, will no more tolerate a church that refuses to marry same-sex couples or allow non-celibate homosexuals as members, communicants, leaders, or staffers than it would for a church that refuses the same for ethnic minorities. [It’s true.  And “Catholic in good standing,” receiving Communion at least annually from the hands of Cardinals, made it all possible. One man, deciding the persecution of churches.  And why not?  His own reasoning in approving pseudo-sodo-marriage declared that the ONLY possible reason to oppose it was blind, unyielding bigotry.  And bigotry, as the Left defines it, must always be stamped out, especially in the churches.]

The introduction of The Equality Act is a signal that that day is coming. How soon, depends on how the Supreme Court decides the religious liberty case before it, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

And when that day comes, churches acquiescing to the neosexualist agenda will be legitimized and officially recognized by the State and allowed to keep their tax exempt status. Churches refusing to comply will lose that exemption, causing many to become financially unsustainable, driving them, the confessing Church, underground.

What the “punished” get and their “punishers” don’t, will be something similar to the early Church despite its outlaw status: explosive growth. [You think so?  Maybe.  Do you think the institutional Church will stand firm in opposition to acceptance of sodomy, or will it cave?  Or hasn’t it caved already?  Perhaps it is time for the human element of the institution founded by Christ to die of its own gluttony-induced atherosclerosis, and the Faith to be born anew from the ground up.  But wither “canonically regular” traditional parishes? ]

I’m reading a book called When the Wicked Seize a City.  It’s about the sodomite political takeover of San Francisco. It was written 25 years ago by an evangelical pastor, one of the few Christians in Sodom by the Bay that actually worked to oppose the sodomite agenda.  All the evils, all the tactics, all the means of imposing their will on the majority, were developed, refined, practiced, and implemented decades ago in San Francisco.  But Christians were not paying attention, or couldn’t be bothered to care.

Too bad. They will make you care.  Whether it’s you, or your son or daughter, they are coming for you.  These are deeply wounded people who have an infinite need for not just acceptance, but unending affirmation, even glorification, and ending in total obeisance.  They will not stop until you are on your knees, practically worshiping them.

But in the book, which side was always kind, patient, prayerful, and giving?  And which side tried several times to murder the evangelical pastor, set fire to his house, attacked his children, constantly vandalized his home and church, and engaged in shout downs and even more physical forms of intimidation on a constant basis?  You got it.  The “good” guys.  Sodomites are one of the extremes of the Left, and the Left has convinced itself that everything it does, no matter how heinous, no matter how evil, is good by definition.

There are no limits to the extremes, to the utter depravity to which people so convinced will sink.  This movement must either be crushed, or they will crush us.

Is it time to split this country up?

So What Do You Make of This Nightmare in Las Vegas? October 5, 2017

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Certainly all readers are already aware of the atrocity that occurred in Las Vegas Sunday night, when a crazed gunman (or was it more than one?) killed 60 people and injured over 500.  Firing from a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino into a crowded outdoor concert venue, he allegedly fired several thousand rounds at ranges varying from about 450 to 800+ yards.  He was apparently outfitted with an amazing collection of firearms and accessories, including top of the line sights, scopes, bipods, magazines, and firearms. There have been reports that his 30+ firearms have a retail value in excess of $100,000.

There are also reports of dry runs and possible coordination with another shooter who is as yet unknown (this is unconfirmed).  This was no sudden psychotic break.  The man had checked into his hotel room four days prior to the attack, and may have been there before that (see video below).  This was a carefully planned and orchestrated attacks. Such attacks have, historically, been perpetrated for two primary reasons – a poor pathetic failed and mentally disturbed individual, invariably a young man in his teens to early 30s, seeks notoriety and “fame” by staging a horrible attack.  The other typical motivation is ideology, either political or religious.  The fact that no motive has yet been found nearly 5 days after that attack is exceedingly unusual. In fact, it is the only recent mass shooting in which the motive was not known almost instantly.

This smells odd to me, and I agree with the video below that the evidence points to a man who became possessed either of leftist or muslim ideology, or both.  That is to say, the motive may well be known, or suspected, but is being covered up because it is politically inconvenient.  It could even have been a far more “successful,” in terms of demonic intent, copy of the attack on Republican congressman that occurred earlier this year and gravely wounded Congressman Steve Scalise.

I don’t want to go too far into speculation because we in the public really don’t know, but I have strong suspicions that investigating agencies know, or have a strong suspicion, what motivated this attack.  Whether they let us plebes who foot the bill for all their agencies ever know it is an entirely different thing.

It seems that bumpfire stocks can work quite well to mimic automatic weapons fire.  That is what we are told the man used to rain down torrents of fire on the crowd of what a leftist might perceive as dumb redneck rethuglicans.  Video evidence makes clear that the firearms were pumping out rounds at a rate much faster than even the quickest semi-auto trigger puller could manage. Even the NRA is ostensibly pushing for the ATF to review their previous finding that these stocks break no known firearms law (whether this is actually an attempt to clear them again is up for debate).

I’m afraid these kinds of attacks, whether made with guns, trucks, bombs, knives, or machetes are going to be an increasingly regular factor in our daily lives.  Islam is the primary reason for that, but a strong secondary reason is the increasingly extreme ideological polarization in our country and the increasing disconnection people feel for one another inside their electronic safe space boxes.  It is increasingly easy, in a world of Facebook and Twitter, for people to view the ideological “other” as very much less than human.  This is a temptation we as Catholics must be cognizant of, though I am quite confident no one here would ever fall to such extremes in thought or action.

But the biggest reason attacks like this occur, and will proliferate, is the steady decrease in the belief and practice of the Christian Faith among tens of millions of Americans (and others in the West).  Practical atheism/agnosticism doesn’t bring an enlightened society and polity based on reason and rational thought, it brings a hellish and unending barbarism.  This is a point Dr. Jordan Peterson makes to atheists all the time, that they fantasize that a godless world will be one free of superstition and full of beauty and light.  The reality is far darker, as black as the most wretched depths of our fallen souls.

Anyway, I suspect there will be some annoying and wholly ineffective gun regulations come out of this, even with (or maybe especially because of ) Republicans totally in control of the executive and legislative branches.  Because prohibition in other areas has always worked so well.  If ever desired to have a bumpfire stock, it might be too late.  Most manufacturers have so much demand and are so behind they are no longer taking orders.

I’m sure you’re praying for the many victims of this horrid nightmare, as I have been.  So many souls who faced death after a likely night of debauchery with no time and little opportunity for expression of contrition.  That’s the biggest tragedy of all.  May God have mercy on them, on the perpetrator, and on our increasingly sick nation.

So what do you make of all this?

 

Next Target for the Sexular Pagans: Your Minor Children September 20, 2017

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I think anyone with a brain who was paying attention these past 10 years or so could tell that the ultimate sexual target of the sexular pagan left was children.  This religious cult is fully predicated on the rejection of any exterior moral (i.e., God’s) Law, and on the exaltation of man’s ability to transgress any (sexual) boundary they see fit (while imposing incredibly onerous boundaries on anything not related to sex n drugs and rock n roll).  The ultimate violation of innocence and purity is the sexual corruption (or ruination) of children.  Such damaged souls will, barring a miracle of Grace, be always perverse in their thinking and in their inclinations, and thus a rich vein for the sexular pagan left to mine.

Witness the push to normalize and justify child rape in just the past few months:

Are sexular pagan “elites” themselves interested in sexually abusing children?  I would say, if they are not now, many will be in short order. People addicted to pornography often have to go to more and more extreme material to find their next thrill.  How many writers of the puff pieces above have viewed and abused themselves to child pornography is impossible for all but the NSA to know, but the groundwork is already laid both in the pedophiles themselves, and in their political/cultural allies, for them to rapidly transgress into this (entirely righteous and absolutely necessary) taboo – since statistics show that most American adults are at present addicted to pornography, and leftists more than any other group.

And, we have seen what cultural exaltation of sodomy and other perversions has done to the younger generations growing up – their rates of same-sex experimentation, transgenderism, and other kinks is exponentially higher than preceding generations.  Things have come to the point now where there is often positive pressure on kids to sexually experiment with those of the same sex in order to avoid the reputation-killing label of homophobe.

So, it seems we can now expect a full-on push for normalization of the adult sex abuse of children.  If God doesn’t rain hellfire down on us at that point, I don’t know when He will. BTW, have you seen the hideous videos of single-digit age kids being exposed by their parents to topics like self-abuse, toy play, STDs, and the like?  I don’t recommend you watch them, they are skin-crawling and vomit-inducing.

Once the legalization of child rape is achieved, will all the boy-raping priests be hailed as victims and ahead of their time?

The Fascists at “Antifa” Plan Home Invasions to Attack Their Enemies September 13, 2017

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If I lived alone and was not responsible for 8 other lives, I’d say, bring it.  But these things can get out of hand. I would never want to take another life.  However, I’m not going to be a silent, compliant drone to avoid the potentiality.

Fascist “anti-fascist” braggarts in the Bay Area are talking about how they are going to take the fight to their perceived enemies, even up to and including home invasions and breaking some bones to make their point:

Reveal published a story Tuesday titled “Antifa has a rapid response team that targets alt-right organizers.” The kind of targeting the article describes is not just keeping an eye out for people on the streets, this is more organized and specific behavior that results in a published hit list of right-wing targets. In this case, “hit list” is not a metaphor. This is the list of people Antifa members plan to hit and injure if they encounter them. Reveal reporter Will Carless spoke to one of the “most militant” members of the Bay Area Antifa, a guy called Dominic who sees himself as a “Nazi hunter.” Dominic is ready to take his street battle into his target’s homes if necessary..….

One antifa activist, who would give only the name “Dominic,” talked proudly in a series of interviews with Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting about forming this broader alliance of “Nazi hunters” to seek out, reveal and fight these enemies wherever they might show up. Their goal became even more specific after Charlottesville: to prevent more casualties like that of activist Heather Heyer.

“We’ll go to their house, I’ll put it that way. We’ll go to their house,” said Dominic, an imposing, muscular man in his 30s. [The radical hard left communists of “antifa” in Germany – from which they emanated as yet another Germanic scourge upon the world – have already put this tactic into effect for years.  Of course, over there, they largely get away with their assaults, either facing no convictions or receiving trivial sentences.  Will the same happen here?] “I don’t want to hurt anybody, but I want those people to stop it. If I have to put Richard Spencer or Nathan Damigo into the hospital critically, and it would have saved Heather Heyer’s life or the next potential Heather Heyer, I would do it without question.” [Yes, but one can never know that beforehand, can one?  Apparently antifa wants to err on the side of abandon, aggressively injuring or killing their ideological opponents.  That is what this mention of Heyer is really about, giving some moral cover to the wanton immoralities they intend to visit on those who have the temerity to think differently from them.]

Dominic’s targets don’t have to be actual Nazis, white supremacists or extremists. As the story points out, sometimes anyone on the right will do.………[No, this is entirely the point.  They might say they oppose the “alt-right,” but to them the alt-right is anyone who voted for Trump.  In these melees, anyone not part of their sadistic black clad group is an open target for attack.  These are pathetic impotent boys in men’s bodies acting out their rage against their failures and ineffectual lives in a form of public street theater catharsis.  But that doesn’t make them any less dangerous, perhaps even more so, as they are almost totally unhinged.]

……..In preparing for right-wing rallies scheduled to take place in San Francisco and Berkeley last month, Dominic and the other militants put together an 8-page handout on who might show up and added a one-page “Know Your Nazi” hit list with pictures of nine individuals including Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson. Gibson has denounced Nazis and white supremacists several times recently but he is on the list because some actual white supremacists have shown up at his previous events.

You’ve probably seen the video of what happened when Gibson and two members of his group showed up in Berkeley (and if you haven’t read Matt Labash’s story on it, it’s here). If you wondered how so many of the Antifa members recognized him instantly, it’s because his photo was on the hit list……..

You can go to the link if you want to see the video.

So how does this play out?  Civic leadership in nearly every major city in this country is dominated by leftists.  Most of these universities are in major cities.  The leadership of both have repeatedly demonstrated absolutely zero interest in maintaining civic order or reining in rioters, no matter how destructive, if they are viewed by them as being part of the great left wing machine.  Members of the “right”/anti-leftist ad hoc coalition, at the same time, are becoming increasingly aggressive in defending their rights.  There have been practical pitched battles in Berkeley and other locales where these two groups meet.  I cannot imagine people on both sides will limit themselves to bats, chains, and bike locks for long. At some point, someone is going to open up with a firearm, and where it goes from there, only the Lord knows.

We may find out soon enough. With Ben Shapiro speaking at Berkeley tomorrow Sept 14, and then the big “Free Speech Week” organized by Milo Yiannopoulos Sept 24-27, tensions could go beyond the breaking point.

On the plus side, I guess my wife no longer has any reason to wonder why I needed that hard plate body armor.  I can have that on and gun out within seconds of someone crashing the door.

I do need to get some kind of head gear, though.

The Left Intends Not Just to Make Conservative Thought Illegal, but Impossible September 13, 2017

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Those who follow conservative – or even just anti-leftist – commentators on Google-owned Youtube already know that over the past year, there has been a rising persecution against these channel-owners and content-creators.  It started with a calculated campaign begun in the statist bourgeois media to label number Youtube channels as “extremist” and thus poison for advertisers.  But these advertisements made up a huge proportion of the income these content creators earned, which allowed them to produce high-quality content.  Nevertheless, what came to be known as the “ad-pocalypse” has moved steadily forward, with a disproportionate of conservative/libertarian/anti-leftist channels losing the large majority of their income through having their content “de-monetized” – moved into a state in which ads will not be shown.

But that was just the beginning.  Youtube is steadily rolling out a new “restricted state” that will place supposedly “offensive” content – offensive, that is, to the overwhelmingly extremist leftist employees of Google residing in Sodom on the Bay – into a literal Gulag state, where the videos do not show in search results, liking or sharing is impossible, comments are not allowed, and many other features that make social media work are eliminated.  Many users on Youtube, including myself, have already seen sneaking signs of this – comments made never show up, videos from subscribed channels either never show in one’s feed or show up days late, and thousands have been involuntarily unsubscribed from channels they long ago subscribed to (a process known as “shadow banning”).

And even this is only a tiny portion of the general campaign against free speech and persecution of “offending opinion” the practical monopoly Goolag is rapidly deploying.  Just this week, several purely mainstream conservative blogs were notified that they had been “almost blacklisted,” but still put into a disfavored state where their site will not show up in search results (or be radically de-prioritized to only show up hundreds or thousands of search results down), with a potential huge impact on their ability to be read and influence people.

Yes, there has been some banning and de-prioritization of extremist far left sites, but so far the ratio is running about 5 to 10 to 1 in terms of the political outlook of sites being sent down the memory hole.  That is to say, 5, 8, 10, or more conservative-leaning sites or channels are persecuted for every leftist site.  And the leftist sites so banned are truly extreme, calling for out and out violent revolution, while the conservativish sites are mainstream, even milquetoast in some cases.

Several sites you have likely read numerous times are on this list:

In a message addressed to us along with Drudge ReportAmerican ThinkerInstaPunditPJ Media and Gateway Pundit, Leo Goldstein writes:

Dear Editors,

You might be interested to learn, that your websites have been almost blacklisted by Google. “Almost blacklisted” means that Google search artificially downranks results from your websites to such extent that you lose 55% – 75% of possible visitors traffic from Google. This situation is probably aggravated by secondary effects, because many users and webmasters see Google ranking as a signal of trust.

This result is reported in my paper published in WUWT. The findings are consistent with multiple prior results, showing Google left/liberal bias, and pro-Hillary skew of Google search in the elections.

I write to all of them to give you opportunity to discuss this matter among yourselves. Even if Google owes nothing to your publications, it certainly owes good faith to the users of its search.

Intentionally hiding conservative and/or libertarian websites from the customers is an obvious breach of good faith.

Those of you who do not know me are welcome to visit at Climate Realism Against Alarmism.

The almost blacklisted domains:
americanthinker.com
drudgereport.com
powerlineblog.com
pjmedia.com
thegatewaypundit.com

We are seeing an ascendant religion flexing its muscles.  Having, somehow, almost silently, crushed Christianity as a moral and political force over the past 20 years through the bludgeon of the media and wedge social causes (the “moral majority” or evangelical right is practically non-existent as a cultural-political influence compared to even 20 years ago), the religion of sexular pagan leftism is starting to institute its anti-Christian, anti-Western religious precepts in a wholly repressive, unscrupulous way.  That’s because they are completely convinced that only they are right and good and moral, and all those who do not share their beliefs, down to the last jot and tittle, are conversely wrong and bad and immoral, and undeserving of any rights or even of their very existence.  Unfortunately, sexular paganism is not moderated by a solemn doctrine of charity for all, even manifest heretics and those that hate you.  It is instead motivated by the worst kind of envy, one of ugliest and most powerful emotions and one that will, quite inevitably, lead to all manner of horrors being enacted should the Left gain sufficient power – just as have occurred in every single historical context where such a tragedy has occurred.

When I wrote that someday Catholics blogs might fall under this ban, some commenters suggested the problem could be solved by moving to a different blog hosting service.  Sure, maybe I could type away all day and crank our 6 or 7 posts, but if nobody can ever find them, what would be the point?

I strongly recommend getting off every Google-owned property possible.  Stop using Google for searches, use DuckDuckGo.com instead.

Food for Thought: Every One of the Manson Family Women Came from Broken Homes…… September 7, 2017

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…….or had atrocious, abusive relationships with their fathers. The primary cause, however, of sending very healthy, successful, happy young girls on a downward spiral that ended in becoming possessed by a literal demon incarnate and dominated by a wholly reprobate sense (up to and including allowing their own toddler children to be included in the “family” orgies) was legalized divorce on demand.  So, in a very real sense, one could say that feminism was responsible for the Manson family and the soul-rending atrocities they engaged in, of which the notorious murders only made up a very small part.

[Content warning for typical immodest hippie dress]

Now of course this is not to say that every child of divorce will wind up in such a sad state, but my own experience with several friends whose parents divorced is that every single one of them was devastated by it, even when the divorces occurred when they were grown and out of the house.  Divorce takes a terrible, sometimes hidden toll, and has played a huge role in the general collapse of the culture.  Furthermore, while separation of the spouses is in rare cases lamentably necessary, a huge number of divorces occur for basically selfish, skin-deep reasons.

How’s this for a topic totally out of left field?  Didja every expect to see me do a post on crazy Charles Manson and his nightmare hippie cult?

In a sense, however, Manson and his slave tribe were simply the inevitable result, the inexorable climax of the moronic hippy culture of hedonism and feel-good false virtue signalling. And they were hardly the only ones.  I can’t imagine how much publicity the Manson family, the “Symbionese Liberation Army,” and such would get today.  Perhaps, then, our culture which seems to be coming so much  unglued is not quite as bad off as it often appears.  Then again, rates of divorce, illegitimacy, porn addiction, drug addiction, et. al., are far worse today than they were in the late 60s/early 70s.

As our Blessed Lord told us, we shall not know the day nor the hour.  Several then living Saints, including Doctors Saint Jerome and Saint Augustine, were totally shocked to learn that Rome had been sacked in 410.  The collapse of Rome appears, 1600 years on, as practically inevitable, as totally unsurprising given the dangers and weaknesses afflicting the aged empire.  But at the time, no one really believed impregnable Rome could ever fall.  And yet, it did.

I’ve been meaning to comment on an awesome post by Boniface at Unam Sanctam Catholicam that discusses several very common traditional Catholic tropes.  I don’t think I’ll have time to do so again, today, unfortunately.  That will probably be a 2000 word post, minimum.  God willing, I’ll get to it tomorrow.  At any rate, if you haven’t read it, go do so.  It brings up much worthy of consideration.

 

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

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

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

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

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

Crazy, right?

Nutso, right?

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

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

Can WaPo get any worse, you ask?

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

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

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

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

Exactly.

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

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

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

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

Planned Butcherhood Comes Out with Uterus Emoji August 23, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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