The Thinking 

The “Soft Coup”

December 10, 2016

WHERE is the evidence that Russia manipulated the election of Donald Trump?

The latest CIA report is an extraordinarily evil effort to delegitimize an election.


We’re All Bob Cratchits Now

December 10, 2016



“[S]ince the inception of the U.S. Federal Reserve, the U.S. dollar has lost 97 per cent of its purchasing power, and there have been 19 recessions, the great depression of the 1930s and the current great depression which started in 2008, and notwithstanding mainstream media propaganda, appears to have all the symptoms of a depression. Since 1910, the National Debt has increased from $2.65 billion to $17.5 trillion in 2014, while unfunded liabilities exceed $240 trillion.”

— Stephen Mitford Goodson, A History of Central Banking and the Enslavement of Mankind [Blackhouse Publishing, 2014]


Please Donate

December 10, 2016



Bob Cratchit and his family

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“The Bad War”

December 10, 2016



FROM the introduction to M.S. King’s book “The Bad War: The Truth Never Told about World War II,” a a 246-page book that will probably challenge most of what you think on the subject and would make a good gift for the open-minded few:

During the 75 years which have now passed since the end of the grand history-altering event known as World War II (aka “The Good War”), only a single narrative of the great conflict has been heard. It is a story which, as is always the case, has been scripted by the victors and implanted, no, pounded, into the minds of all subsequent generations. Every medium of mass indoctrination has been harnessed to the task of training the obedient masses as to what the proper view of this event should be.

Academia, news media, public education, book publishing, TV documentaries, Hollywood films, clergymen and politicians of every stripe all sing the same dreadful anthem. You know the familiar lyrics: “Germany, Italy and Japan tried to enslave the planet. The “good guys” of the “world community” banded together and stopped them; but not before millions were killed in Hitler’s gas chambers.”

Literally, not a day seems to pass without some sort of media reference to this simplistic goofball narrative; a silly children’s fable which oh-so-conveniently ignores the previous decades of critical history leading up to World War II, omits vital information from the actual war years, and outright fabricates lie after lie after lie. Indeed, the “official story” amounts to a manufactured mendacity of such mountainous dimensions that the human mind will have a hard time processing the actual truth of the grand event, no matter how compelling the case may be.

Because the moronic mantra is never questioned, the public mind quite naturally assumes it to be an indisputable truth, on par with the belief in 2 + 2 = 4. That is what differentiates mythology from an ordinary lie. Whereas a lie can be dispelled in a matter of minutes, or days at the most; myths can take 100 years, or more, to kill.

Author Dresden James describes the group psychology at play:

“A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.” Read More »


Satan Fills a Void

December 9, 2016


St. Michael and the Dragon

SATAN fills the void created by indifference to God.

There is no neutrality in matters of the soul.

You are either heading downward or you are heading upward. You are either slaying the dragon or serving him.


The Hellish Oakland Fire

December 9, 2016

Fellowship of the Minds reports on the Oakland fire at the warehouse known as the Ghost Ship:

The fire collapsed the warehouse’s roof, which then fell onto the second floor that, in turn, collapsed onto the ground floor. A total of 36 people were killed in the inferno, the deadliest in the history of Oakland and one of the deadliest building fires in the United States in the last 50 years.

The rave concert had no permit. The 10,000 sq. ft. building, named Ghost Ship, had been illegally converted into a cluttered live-work artist collective, with no smoke alarm or fire extinguisher. There had been many complaints from neighbors about the piles of garbage and building materials outside the warehouse, and illegal construction inside — all unattended to by city hall.

When news of the fire first broke out, I saw some pictures of those who were at the concert, posted on Facebook by families and friends as missing. All had studs, piercings and/or tattoos. One young man made a devil’s horns sign with his hand.

You’ve probably seen pictures of the interior of the warehouse before the fire, of some of the live-work artist units. What the media didn’t and won’t show you are the disturbing pictures — of devilish masks; statues and images of demons and pagan “gods”; and death symbols of skulls and even a coffin.  (Source of pics below: Oakland Ghost Ship)


To be burned to death is an unimaginably horrific way to die, and my condolences go to the families and friends of the 36 who lost their lives.

Artists were attracted to the building, which was not zoned as a residence, because of the cheap rents.



The Scourging of One Teacher

December 9, 2016

A BRITISH COLUMBIA teacher at an elite private school mentioned to his class that he disapproved of abortion and was subsequently subject to days of ritual humiliation and forced contrition before he was fired from his job. Christie Blatchford at The National Post reports:

“When I didn’t show contrition,” he said, “I was summoned upstairs and grilled by two administrators who told me my job was on the line.”

Now panicking — he has a family to support and had just recently returned to teaching after several years in business with a relative — he apologized profusely and promised to apologize the next day to the offended student. Read More »


Satanism in the Art World

December 9, 2016


[WARNING: Disturbing images.]

PHOTOS of a 2011 fundraising gala at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles exemplify the work of the Serbian “performance artist” Marina Abramovic, now famous for inviting Clinton campaign chair John Podesta to a “spirit cooking” dinner. At the gala, cakes were made to look like dead bodies. They were sliced by Abramovic in a red dress wielding an enormous knife. The female guests were all asked to wear lab coats. The centerpieces were live heads, which were considered a bit “exploitative” by some of the artists in attendance. A total of 750 guests paid $2,500 a piece to attend the dinner.

With its hatred of beauty, modern art leads to the worship of death and demons. It doesn’t matter whether this was all just “performance art.” All Satanic ritual is performance art.


Patroness of the United States

December 7, 2016


O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee!


The Feast of the Immaculate Conception Read More »


The Family

December 7, 2016


The Angelus

December 7, 2016



An English Carol

December 7, 2016


In the Bleak Midwinter


In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him, nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away when He comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
The Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom cherubim, worship night and day,
Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom angels fall before,
The ox and ass and camel which adore.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
Worshipped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart.


Feminism in a Few Words

December 7, 2016

S.M. HUTCHENS writes at Touchstone:

I have for many years dealt with feminism, particularly in its religious form, as an adversary, regarding it as an enemy of the human race because it is the enemy of half its members.  If I were to be asked to explain briefly what it is, and what is wrong with it, I would reply it is a form of utopianism, essentially an insanity, founded on refusal to accept the male as male.

If the lovely, but very young, Emma Watson wonders out loud before a United Nations audience why so many strangely take feminism for man-hating, the answer is that even if someone feels no ill-will toward men in general, but supports programs that proscribe maleness in accordance with a formula that makes them “equal” to women despite their manifest differences, this denies their being as male and prohibits them from exercising it. What better practical example might there be of hatred, especially interesting among those who invariably find it among people who refuse to accept sexual deviation as personal identity?  What about granting the same to men who will not submit to castration? Read More »


Glaring Hypocrisy

December 7, 2016

WHEN a white, male presidential candidate used a crude and demeaning term for female anatomy (in a private discussion), feminists cried, “Misogyny!”

When a group of NGO-financed, feminist agitators known as ”Pussy Riot” use the same term — and much worse — as they trounce around naked in public places to protest the remaining shreds of sanity and social order, they are considered valiant defenders of freedom. (See more here. Warning: Obscene images.)


Pizzagate, cont.

December 7, 2016

A READER sent this post by Aedon Cassiel, who examines the evidence that John Podesta and others connected to Hillary Clinton are pedophiles: Read More »



December 6, 2016

It is one among many stories; only it happens to be a true story. It is one among many philosophies; only it happens to be the truth. We accept it; and the ground is solid under our feet and the road is open before us. It does not imprison us in a dream of destiny or a consciousness of the universal delusion. It opens to us not only incredible heavens, but what seems to some an equally incredible earth, and makes it credible. This is the sort of truth that is hard to explain because it is a fact; but it is a fact to which we can call witnesses. We are Christians and Catholics not because we worship a key, but because we have passed a door; and felt the wind that is the trumpet of liberty blow over the land of the living.

— G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man. Ignatius Press, 1993; p. 249


How Jews Mock Jesus Christ

December 6, 2016


THIS video is from 2011, but the phenomenon continues.  Read More »


The Manufactured Insanity of “Transgenderism”

December 6, 2016



WHEN I STOPPED at a “natural foods” market recently to pick up a few things and went to the checkout, I had the feeling, just the sense as I was standing there and my purchases were being rung up, that someone was looking intently at me. I looked up and realized it was the young man, about 20 years old, packing my groceries. I believe he wanted me to look at him. And once I did, he smiled as if he was relieved. He thanked me in a friendly way; I thanked him. And I left.

But as I left, I tried to process his strangeness. I then realized he was not a man, but a young woman who was impersonating a man. That explained her apparent desire for me to look at her. If you have gone to extreme lengths to change your appearance, it is only natural that you would want people to see you. She obviously had had surgery and hormone treatment (there was a slight beard on her chin). But recalling her arms, hands and face, I knew they had the unmistakable, delicate skeletal structure of the female body, which cannot be altered by surgery.

It was not surprising to see someone who had undergone the deception known as a “sex change” in a natural foods market.

These places are frequented by people who believe in absolutely natural, organic conditions for plants and animals. But they do not believe consistently in the same conditions for human beings.

It’s important for a chicken to be natural, but a human being can impose the most artificial, dangerous conditions on himself for certain acceptable reasons related to sexual identity and autonomy. Toxic birth control, mutilating surgery, hormones that destroy fertility and cause cancer — these are okay for human beings, even in a store devoted to free-range poultry.

I was saddened by this woman’s condition. She will probably never be able to have children. And she may have life-long damage from hormones and drugs. She may very well die from cancer, all to indulge adolescent confusion.

And to top it off, there is no convincing proof that sex change operations remove serious psychological distress in people like her in the long run. In fact, there is evidence to the contrary. This young woman was the victim of a very sinister hoax. How can one not feel angry at her condition? Her parents probably funded her transformation. It’s one thing to let your child go through a phase of radical clothing. It’s another to let her physically mutilate herself in a permanent, irreparable way. Doctors apparently violated fundamental medical ethics on her supposed behalf.

But then great lies have been employed to convince the clueless and the willfully stupid that this is right. The ultimate goal of “transgenderism” is clearly not to help the weak and confused. In fact, it hurts them. Even people who have been otherwise supportive of the sexual revolution are uncomfortable with these deceptions.

Alex P. Serritella is a California schoolteacher, a liberal who was nevertheless so taken aback by the widespread and sudden acceptance of transgenderism that he decided to look closely at the subject. In his book, Transgenda:  Abuse and Regret in the Sex Change Industry, he makes these important points. He has produced a common sense, well-researched critique of this disturbing phenomenon, which, as he rightly says, is going to damage many more lives. Again, Serritella is a liberal who believes homosexuality is not harmful (though the evidence that it is physically, psychologically and spiritually harmful is abundant.) But he has regrets and the sort of indignation that should be everywhere:

In the past I always supported gay rights. I was never an activist, but when it came up in conversation, I always stood up for them. Although I have no interest in it myself, I always thought that I should defend other people’s personal rights. I figured that if it’s consenting adults, indoors, and safe, then people should just leave them alone. It was a matter of principle. It was the “do unto others” philosophy. I didn’t want to be self‐righteous or judgmental. Even when the gay marriage debate was an issue, I still went along with it. It seemed weird, but I considered it their own private business.

But now I see where it has led and I am getting a different view of the whole thing. I see more of the overall picture now.


I wonder if I may have inadvertently supported this thing. If that’s the case, then I hope that this book will atone for it. Read More »