Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The Fact of The General's Lordship Over Billions of Lives

Don't think the New York Times <-- mouthpiece of the rabidly leftist academic establishment <--mouthpiece of the Society of Jesus led by its Superior General, isn't the most powerful entity on the planet? Today an op-ed came out in the Times that really wasn't much of anything, filled with the typical talking points about what a butthole they think Donald Trump is. There really was nothing new there.

The difference was that it was penned anonymously by someone claiming to be inside the White House (::Ooooo!::) working as some kind of high level executive official (::OOOOO!::) with ready access to the president and all the inner operations of the federal government (WOWEE-WOW-WOW!!!::) and even a closet MEMBER OF THE RESISTANCE (::I CAN'T KEEP MY BODILY FLUIDS INSIDE MY BODY ANYMORE!!!::)

Sure enough it is all - over - the place. I was at the gym on the stair-stepper thing and the nightly ABC news was on, and sure enough, the lead story practically featured the entire piece, showcased with large font text graphics, voice over, and the gratuitous alternating photos of Donald Trump looking angry, mean, sullen -- you know.

Later I'd seen many getting a camera and microphone in their face now urging the individual who wrote it to "come out!" Reveal yourself so we can all see who you are and first be amazed that it was YOU, Mark Felt-wannabe -- wow can you believe it was HIM? Of all people? And then secondly to give the most rousing shout-out and "Cheerio!" to such a brave brave brave very very VERY brave soul to blow the whistle -- err -- no, to blow the frickin' BULLHORN on the Trumpian Hitlerian Fascistical Megalomaniacalanimous REGIME!!!

It is comical. And it isn't just because these people slavering all over themselves on television are such fools.

It is because the Jesuit Order is already authorized by God to sustain autocracies in every single nation to fulfill its duties as agents of Cain to corral the murderous activity of men and women who refuse to not be murderers anymore.

One of those autocracies is thriving right here in the U.S, and it has zero to do with Donald Trump being in the White House, or anyone else for that matter. Donald Trump was, just as much as Barack Obama was, just as much as any president who ever did the job was, a mere plaything for the true deep politics deep ops who make things the way they are.

Mention any of these truths to entrenched Catholicists? Deer - in - the headlights. The ones whose livelihood depends on the deceit required to maintain the metaruse screech and holler and feign the worst apoplexy to ensure you're the one who's the conspiracy theory nut-job.

Just a while ago I looked at a piece in The Federalist by Robert Tracinski, it was one of those "This Pope and Sexual Abuse Thing is Far Worse Than Anyone Thinks" kind of things, you see them everywhere. I thought I'd peek at the comments added at the end, I never have before with The Federalist, but this time I thought I would. I actually expected them to be understanding and insightful and perceptive.

Ha.

Almost every response was about how awful the webzine was for attacking the Church and how truly noble this-or-that Catholic thing was and how much they were attacking cherished conservative religious yadda-yadda and so on ad nauseum. Oh, and Robert Tracinski is something of a self-proclaimed atheist, so that was fodder for more of the vitriol. Yes atheists are fools, but Tracinski was mostly right about what he wrote.

Thing is, even Robert Tracinski, even every single one of the those commenters, being so riled up in the raging culture war, are doing the General's work.

Until someone comes to Christ in humility and complete surrender to His Lordship, every one of these people are under the lordship of Caesar, who gets his instructions for governing from the New York Times writers and editors and publishers, who get their instructions from the Jesuit-formed university system instructors and administrators, who get their instructions from...

If you'd only look you'd see it.

As it is...

Hmm.

Look out, however. The fully designed, implemented, and continuously rearranged culture war is getting hotter. And you're either in it, or you are ministering to those in it with Christ's nail scars on your heart because you love them with a genuine love and want to tell them about the Kingdom.

You're one or the other. That's it.

Oh, and I just finished a home page piece that gets a bit into the dynamics of this phenomena. Find out a bit more about it, but even more importantly, find Him.
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Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Fact: The One With Lordship Over Your Life Is...

I just finished my latest home page piece, and I just wanted to post a heads-up about it here in my blog. I'm including an interesting addition to the thing that I just couldn't squeeze in there, but it is worth putting here.

Across the street from that graphic novel coffee bar we visited in Oceanside one Sunday morning, right across the street, was this building. Quite sparse with a mere single word identification: FACT. If I go in there, will I find the facts? Will I discover the truth of things and allow that to slice through my own benighted deceitfulness?

Just point of fact, so to speak, I looked around online and discovered it is the office of "Full Access and Coordinated Transportation." But that acronym. Funny, there is a sign on the door there, it says "No soliciting." That's gotta be good, facts don't need someone trying to tell them they are something else. But then I found it kind of interesting that there are two "one way" signs out front there. Hmm, seems to me I'm being told the facts are that way.

Well, I went that way -- actually took a stroll down that street, thatta-way, and found some good meaty truths. They're there in the home page piece, I hope you find them too.

I can't help but add that after I'd finished my piece, I came across this story from The Babylon Bee, that delightful Christian version of The Onion. Really, didn't see it until I was done. Even better, just now while looking for that webpage to add the link here, I found this one with Matt Walsh. Touche!
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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Profound Wisdom in Economics

Economics is sometimes called "dismal" science, and while there may be many explanations why, mine is this one: So many hifalutin economists with the most advanced scholarly credentials make the most boneheaded assertions about the way things are.

I myself am a veteran economics teacher with some credentials, but my main qualification for elucidation of things the way they actually are is that I work hard to be a humble student of Scripture. I have a webzine and a blog to share some of what I discover, only to the extent that a reader may find Christ in the wisdom He shares with me as it is. I don't at all hold to any claim of anything, really. If what He sees me saying is off, that's cool, I've been corrected by Him thousands of times.

Prayerfully look at His words in Scripture yourself to see.

One of the main thrusts of my work is to challenge the silly assertions made by the legion of those making claim to expertise in the latest rendition of the dismal science, "behavioral economics." They do quite a lot of ding-dong blapping about what we're all doing that is "irrational," always assuming some proud mantle of being the most rational of them all. Not going to get into all that now, but I've spent some time addressing it at my webzine -- one such place is here, another one here.

I often refer to articles at the website The Federalist, and while they will likely never see the Catholicist connection to all the great observations the writers share there, they do a phenomenal job of describing things the way they really are. Here is one very recent one, and I want to let you know about it.

"Open Borders Are Not As Libertarian As Long As America Is A Welfare State."

Bam.

Oh how many economic illiterates make their case with very little wisdom from Scripture or even the core truths related to economics. Those truths are that we are always assigning value to things and that we all make decisions about what to do with those value assignments.

Related to this issue of immigration I always tell my students it really comes down to a very simple premise. No one (at least very few anyway!) are so heartless to dismissively deny a disadvantaged individual (a destitute migrant, for instance) something that would make his/her life better in some meaningful way (perhaps allowing them to move from their benighted country into a nicer one). What very few people get is that any time something is extended to that individual to aid him/her, there is a cost. Somewhere, somehow down the line, someone is paying for it.

Thuh end. That's it. That's the premise.

My students can draw their own conclusions, and it doesn't say one thing or another about what policy there should be.

It does lay out the plain truth for them to grasp, however.

And it is a truth that the academia and media and ecclesiastical mandarins distort and exploit just to keep themselves jet setting about in their virtual signaling stratosphere.

That is what the writer of this Federalist piece does a terrific job of explaining.

Those mandarins duly assigned the task of implementing socialism are doing so merely because an economically illiterate populace foolishly ask them to, and much of that is because those mandarins keep telling them they're supposed to -- essentially they're supposed to keep shelling out tons of tribute payments to them so they can not only keep putting taxpayers and debtors and tithers on the altar of human sacrifice -- from the fact that their money is forcefully confiscated to feed, clothe, and house the migrant -- but they can also keep putting the migrant on that altar as well. He/she (and his/her children!) are being used and abused just so the Cain's agents can get their touching photo op and sound bite, all for the purpose of being able to stick out their chests and declare how awesome they are coming to aid and rescue of somebody.

They are indeed being a Jesus to them.

But it isn't Jesus. Cain knew he had to do great works of building cities and establishing publishing operations to prove to everyone he could that he really was a fine brother's keeper.

That's the World.

Jesus reigns in the Kingdom, and He'd love for you to take a look there. He does want you to understand economics, but it isn't hard, it really isn't. You just have to let Him open your eyes and your ears.

And behold Him and the splendor of how much He values you.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Your Human Sacrifice Representative on the Job

I just had to put in a brief blog post about this past Sunday's Pearls Before Swine strip. You should read the whole thing to get the idea, but these two frames are golden.


They nicely elucidate in very graphic detail what exactly happens when World devotees go bananas enlisting fine smiley articulate well-groomed agents of Cain to try to make things the way they want things to be around them. Again, it doesn't matter who it is. Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi. Jerome Powell or your friendly mortgage lender. Pope Francis or the fiery pithy minister at the non-profit church next door.

It. Doesn't. Matter.

Revere them revile them embrace them crusade for them want them assassinated in the most cruel way

It.

Doesn't.

Matter.

Your allegiance is fully with them to do the job of Lordship in your life.

Scripture makes it pretty plain. So many don't get it, but here's the truth.

You may think you're pretty cool (don't worry, I do too) but you're pretty much a major league asshole (me too!) Don't like that? Go ahead and keep rationalizing it away -- no, go ahead.

If you accept that you have nothing to give to please a perfectly holy and righteous God, then look and see what the law does. Law makers and law enforcers and law adjudicators and law processors and law administrators and law anybodies are put there by God Himself to keep assholes in line. Go ahead and call on them to rescue you from the "Greed Monster," but they'll just do the ordained work of the World System Operatives who themselves empower the beast to keep extracting your value from you. Hey, this is expensive work!

Thing is, you'll inevitably be dinner for the Beast. Yeah, capped there because there is indeed a Beast, representing the very authorized earthly authority to do the work of the powers and principalities that eat you.

Want away from that? Don't want to be on the way into his yawning chops? Then do what some did, cited there at the very end of the fourth chapter of Genesis.

"They called on the name of the Lord."

This means Christ and only Christ. This means the Christ Who Saves, not one of the hundreds of silly concoctions that float around out there trying to captivate the minds and hearts of those incessantly beating their breasts about how much they're not assholes. Those "Jesuses" are there for them, they're supposed to be. God does give them over to their delusions about what's actually real, and true, and righteous.

But Christ tarries. How merciful is He in that. He's waiting, give Him a call.

How long are you going to wait?
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Friday, July 27, 2018

Why The Algorithm Cannot Replace Christ No Matter How Much People Want It To

The biggest news of the week was how much the value of Facebook tanked in the swirl of conditions afflicting the powerful social media company. It dropped 20% in one day wiping out hundreds of millions of dollars of value assignments given it by those obsessed with finding connections with people through a computer interface.

Thinking through this roller coaster phenomena related to what some call "The Masters of the Universe," I've come to the conclusion that any widely used social media platform is in a no-win situation particularly if it emanates from the World System.

And Facebook does. There is no shred of evidence that the people who run Facebook or any of these other platforms have any idea who Christ is, who The Only One Who Delivers From Evil is. No wonder Google had as its motto for years "Don't do evil." They don't know what that really means and they must keep browbeating themselves with some benighted humanist conception of how to achieve that. They've since dropped it, probably because they realized that just spouting that phrase gets people to wonder, hmm, is there some evil there you must more thoroughly address?

Here's the dilemma. First, Facebook is a private company and as such it can have any rules regulation requirements procedures protocols it wants to have. If it wants to ban posts related to lime green polka dotted rhinoceros culottes, it can. It is its own company with its own boundaries as they want them to be. If you don't like that, then go to another social media platform! Go make one of your own!

The trick is that it is a bit of a chore to do that. After working through an Internet-of-Things lifetime to assemble a good solid friends list, now you'll have to go through and do it all over again somewhere else. Many organizations have some measure of success with a thriving Facebook presence. Add to this the uncertainty that any such media platform will be as prolific as Facebook.

On the other hand, what happens if Facebook does nothing to limit whatever people do with their posts? Straight away you'll have people posting the most vile things, and Facebook indeed has a posting policy because of that very thing. The problem is once Facebook writes a single thing about something considered unacceptable, then they are establishing their own conception of what is and isn't acceptable, even if wholly justified.

Back to the freedom thing, shouldn't then that be okay for them to do that? Facebook decides. On the other hand who cares if some people put up horrifically objectionable things, just don't join those groups! Why can't we use Facebook for our community and let them have theirs? Then the user decides.

The problem is that Facebook requires an extraordinarily huge user base for it to be meaningful. The neighborhood BBQ block party only counts if you have all 100 people showing up, but that means mean ugly loud smelly Bob from down the street should be able to come too. He shows up then no one wants to show up.

And since Facebook has sort of adopted this role of public social media platform because of its size, it does take its cue from the World System Operatives authorized to make it feel as such. And then it starts to censure material it finds politically objectionable, most notably anything with which ideological conservatives are serious and articulate and influential.

This then is why Facebook does its data trolling -- the very thing people cringe about the most with these enterprises. Facebook is just trying to protect its reputation. While trying to keep objectively wretched things out it is muting political discourse -- and I understand! Some political statements are indeed horrendously evil, such as anything people say endorsing institutionalized theft (socialism), adultery (sodomism), and false witness and coveting (racialism).

The Facebook people haven't a clue about the evils of those things because they don't know Christ from Whom the wisdom to discern comes. All they have is the endorsement of those things -- they go to the mat defending socialism, sodomism, and racialism because those three things are the key components of their virtue signaling crusade. Their commercial headaches come from the fact that many Facebook users are seeing that, seeing what they're trying to do, seeing them lie about it, and ultimately you'll get what you got this week:

Facebook ain't all that.

But I pity them because they are in that bind. Either be totally open and free and let anybody post anything but risk having the most grotesque filth show up, or be closed off on some things but risk ticking off people who disagree with you being shut out because you simply cannot tell what's really right and wrong.

I will tell you I'm starting to read a book I picked up at the library for this weekend away in the mountains. I'm just starting but it looks fascinating. It is called Swerve, and it is about how Lucretius' polemic of Epicureanism pretty much led to full-on modern conception of humanism. Already I have an idea of how that all came to be -- the Roman Catholic Jesus was simply too overbearing and burdensome and the Renaissance provided an out: Man being really really really good on his own woo-hoo! And look what we found! This epic poem by some Roman dude who says all the things we need to know about worshipping nature!

I know I'm oversimplifying Lucretius, but his work isn't much more than a splendidly lyrical but egregiously silly blab about how we're all just glued-together particles and someday you'll be nothingness so get over it already. I still want to discover how this got so woven into the mainstream, I might pick up some insights about the process. I already know who's responsible, I just want to find out more about how Christ is being so summarily dismissed in favor of Hell's prospectus.

Looking at Mark Zuckerberg flailing about trying to gird that philosophy, pusillanimously squealing to the world that is is worth the billions he says it is -- it is very sad.
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