As we get closer to a supposedly extremely important election this upcoming Tuesday, there is one thing that resounds through all the hype.
Everyone is fearful of everyone and everything. In some way or another, the expressions of rage and disgust broadcast from all sides really amount to a whole lot of fear. You can cut it with a knife it is so thick.
And yet in the national psyche there is a palpable desire to seethe and holler and scratch and claw about the favored cause -- it is so righteous! And it feels sooo good. The most typical is "Trump is a Nazi!" accompanied by the contrasting "Trump is making the country great!"
Oh that these seasoned Catholicists would see the oppressive fear the authorized World Ops are interminably generating and turn authentically to The One Who Frees From All That.
I don't have much time to blog, I just have so much to do with family and work, I think I've reminded my readers of this a number of times. Oh that I could post more on these things and elaborate. I so want to share about the beauty and glory of The Savior, and I do a bit elsewhere online at my webzine -- check it out.
But I will write this real quick.
I've frequently mentioned that part of the sixth chapter of Isaiah that is repeated a number of times in the New Testament, that part about seeing and hearing and understanding to be healed. Oh that people would see and hear and understand, and then they'd find Him and the richest succor for their souls.
What is so fascinating is that after studying that passage from Isaiah in our Bible study I finally realized why God said it like this: "Tell them to keep being blind and deaf and foolish, otherwise they may be healed." I'd always wondered why He'd say it like that. With the "tell them to keep being blind..." and all part. He's telling Isaiah that. Huh.
Well the rest of the passage in the book of Isaiah has the answer. Go ahead, pull out your Bible and read what it says after all the tell-them-to-stay-blind stuff. There in the sixth chapter.
It was because those blind deaf fools needed to see what happens when you continue to be blind and deaf and foolish -- utter and contemptible desolation of their land and livelihoods. God is essentially saying, "It's on you. You have been given all the bountiful wonders of my blessing and you've thrown it all away with your wickedness. You can try to see and hear and understand but if you don't see the consequences you still won't get it. And the healing that would come means absolutely nothing."
And you know what? What happened in Israel is happening in the U.S. right now.
How many people call on the name of the Lord for healing? I'm not saying there aren't any, but we live in a nation with such wealth and prosperity and yet it's being torn asunder from the extraordinarily benighted crusades for or against socialism, sodomism, sexualism, and racialism. Doesn't really matter who wins, it's that the country will destroy itself if it keeps up. But yeah, it's what the World does to itself. It has been doing it for many millennia.
The only way out is calling on the name of the Lord. The antidote to the fear is the Kingdom.
But maybe people need first to behold the stunning brutality of the requisite murdering one another when seduced by the World's precepts.
Saturday, November 03, 2018
As we get closer to a supposedly extremely important election this upcoming Tuesday, there is one thing that resounds through all the hype.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
After an extraordinarily tumultuous confirmation spectacle last week, conservatives cheered the final Senate approval of their darling Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
Now we've got our conservative majority. Now we can get things we want done from the court.
May I offer a hypothetical? You tell me what will happen as a result of this.
A man comes to the court claiming to have standing -- it is quite just. His pregnant wife/girlfriend just had an abortion, and is making the case that she and her abortion doctor murdered the child on the grounds that, indeed, that object in the womb was a human being.
To make it a bit harder for those on the left to object, let's say the man is African-American. Let's also say the aborted baby was a girl. An objection then risks compromising the left's obsession with exploiting minorities for the best virtue signaling.
Here's the thing about that hypothetical. Do you really think it is that uncommon? Not even. So then, what precisely do you think would happen if a black man who's baby girl was murdered in her mother's womb took his case to the Supreme Court? Really, what do you think?
After all, with Kavanaugh added to the court the number of Roman Catholics now numbers six. This should be a slam dunk, you'd think. The gentleman should win his case 6-3, expecting firm dissent from the liberal justices. Six Roman Catholics -- the conservatives Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Kavanaugh, and Gorsuch (who claims to be Episcopalian but this really isn't much different from Roman Catholic, and he did have a Roman Catholic upbringing), the liberal Sotomayor.
Six devout Roman Catholics to strike down abortion in a nanosecond in a case that could be brought to the court tomorrow.
Yeah, won't happen. It won't happen because the true Romanist powers-that-be will keep it from happening. Rome has no interest in ending abortion in spite of all the lip service, and already has in place dozens of social, political, economic constraints that would keep such a case from being presented. And it if it did, the ruling would most likely be the completely demonic "Let's just leave it to the states to decide."
Whoa. Most conservatives would screech, what's wrong with that idea? I thought that's what we want, overturn Roe v. Wade, states now decide.
A little history, history that is prominent in every high school textbook. Remember when slavery was a bit of an issue, back around the mid-1800s? Remember when Kansas was about to be considered for entry into the union and everyone embraced that ever-so splendid idea of "popular sovereignty"? Let's just let the people decide. Take a peek at what happened.
Pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces flooded into Kansas and committed heinously violent acts against one another -- it's why it was called "Bloody Kansas." Annnd then there was a big old war resulting in hundreds of thousands more lives lost when people didn't just get the memo: slavery is a very very very very bad thing that should be completely and fully outlawed.
So yeah, the idea that states should just decide for themselves leaves millions more babies to die at that hands of immoral mothers (and fathers, really) and diabolical abortion doctors in states that have ever-so democratically decided they like to keep legal the murdering of unborn children.
But then what about the six Supreme Court justices? No, they've already got all the dissembling and casuistry and rationalizations proficiently lined up to keep from making that call. It says quite a bit about the reality of Cain's governance.
And the reality that the World System of which the Supreme Court is only just a part can only put on a fine show while keeping the human sacrifice machine humming along just fine.
Abortion is merely a way for people who must do human sacrifice to keep doing it in one of the many most convenient ways. It is necessary for a reprobate populace, and no Supreme Court-oriented histrionics from any ideological sector will change that.
The only out is Jesus Christ, who Himself gave the final human sacrifice for anyone who wants to appropriate that for freedom and peace and healing and salvation and joy and total complete respect for human life and every and any level. Rome pretends to have it but they don't. Rome is the World System.
Christ rules in the Kingdom and welcomes any and all takers.
And a woman's right to live past the womb will actually be fully protected and authentically celebrated.
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
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.
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...
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.
Tuesday, September 04, 2018
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!
Thursday, August 02, 2018
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."
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.