The Thinking 

“The War on Terror” — At a Theater Near You

May 24, 2017

“Israeli propaganda agent Rita Katz was quick to inform Western media and intelligence agencies that ‘ISIS accounts’ are ‘celebrating the attack’ in Manchester. This is exactly how Israeli propagandists claimed that Palestinians were celebrating the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. This is how Israeli intelligence interprets attacks like the bombing to advance the Israeli construct known as the War on Terror. Every aspect of the War on Terror comes from Israeli military intelligence.”

Christopher Bollyn, May 23, 2017

Keep this on hand for next time:

(Source for image)


The Beauty of Reparation

May 24, 2017


Angel of the Annunciation (detail), Sano di Pietro; 1430-1440

WHAT IS the most serious problem in the world?

Is it poverty? Is it income inequality? Is it unhappiness? Is it sickness? Is it bad weather? Is it mass immigration? Is it cultural decline?

It is none of these things, except to the extent that they are caused by a deeper and more elemental phenomenon. The most serious problem in the world is sin.

Sin is an injustice against God. Every sin — my sin or your sin or the next person’s — tips the scales of justice. To use another analogy, sin is a tear in the cord that connects man with God. The tear must be stitched together or man is cut off from the source of his being. The damage must be repaired in this life or the next. Sin wouldn’t matter if we were not immortal. The concept is rejected by materialists. But it does matter in this life too, as God can at anytime demand restitution.

Though sin is an old-fashioned word, the thing itself will never be old-fashioned. It is not possible for a person to sin without believing he is doing something good. This desire for something good does not change the objective reality. The moral order is like the physical order. It is created and unchangeable. “It is because of his creatureliness that man is capable of sinning,” said Josef Pieper. We cannot destroy our innate tendency toward sin anymore than we can destroy the molecular structure of the universe. We cannot make sin good.

Ratio culpae consistit in voluntaria aversione a Deo, St. Thomas Aquinas said. “The essence of guilt consists in voluntarily turning away from God.”

Since sin is a turning away from God, the injury can be satisfied by a turning toward God.

It is one of the sacred mysteries of the Catholic Church that one can satisfy the injustice done not just by one’s own sins, but by the sins of others. This is the concept of “reparation.” In the encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor Pope Pius XI explained:

“The creature’s love should be given in return for the love of the Creator, another thing follows from this at once, namely that to the same uncreated Love, if so be it has been neglected by forgetfulness or violated by offense, some sort of compensation must be rendered for the injury, and this debt is commonly called by the name of reparation”.

We can pay our own debts and help pay the debts of others.

Reparation is the most beautiful of all mysteries. It is so right. It is so generous. It is so attuned to human nature. It is a masterpiece. Read More »


Drag Queens at the Library

May 24, 2017

KAREN writes:

Every sane person in America needs to run for their local library board of directors immediately. This can’t really be happening. Read More »


Pray to the Devil, Pray

May 23, 2017


TRUMP observes non-separation of Synagogue and State at the Wailing Wall.


Terror, Titillation and Tears

May 23, 2017

ARIANA GRANDE is the perfect star of a false flag event. The Manchester “terror bombing,” which allegedly killed 22 people, occurred at one of her concerts. Miss Grande seems to be a victim of child abuse, having been turned into a sexpot at an early age, and is an alleged occultist (indecent imagery). “Terror” is all the more effective when combined with titillation — and lots of schmaltz. Can you tell me why “ISIS” never bombs the politicians it hates?

If anyone can find a convincing photo of a dead body at this alleged “terror” event, I will consider the possibility that it was real. Gruesome images should be readily available in this age of phone cameras. Sorry, but a blood-spattered handbag is just not sufficient. Mass carnage is messier than this.

Nor are photos of people with those foil blankets that are standard at such events. Read More »


Don in Arabia

May 23, 2017


Trump signing single largest arms deal in U.S. history

DANIEL MAcADAMS writes at the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity:

President Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia was perhaps one of the most bizarre spectacles of our time. Just months ago he accused the Saudi government of being behind the 9/11 attack on the US, yet over the weekend he stood on Saudi soil and discussed the virtues of religious diversity (something illegal in Saudi Arabia). Was it all about ” the art of the deal” — inking a hugely lucrative (for some) mega weapons deal? Or was it about calling for war on Iran and Syria (and maybe Russia)?

It was both. Saudi Arabia, which exports hatred of the West through its funding of madrassas, is Israel’s main ally in the region. Justin Raimondo writes:

Has there been a more disgusting spectacle during the four months of this presidency than the sight of Donald Trump slobbering all over the barbarous Saudi monarch and his murderous family of petty princelings? It’s enough to make any normal American retch, especially when one remembers what Trump said about them during the election:

“Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!”

And then there was this tweet: Read More »


The Paintings of Homer Watson

May 19, 2017


On the Grand River at Doon, 1880

KIDIST PAULOS ASRAT, a native of Ethiopia who lives in Canada, reflects upon an exhibit on the Canadian landscape artist Homer Watson. She considers the exhibit’s political agenda. She writes:

Homer Watson was born in 1855 in Doon, Ontario (now Kitchener). He started to paint as a young child encouraged by his father and his aunt. He never received any formal art training, but acquired his skill and artistic sense through various artist mentors he sought as he developed his talent.

Watson was called “the Canadian Constable,” and “the man who first saw Canada as Canada, rather than as dreamy blurred pastiches of European painting.” While he holds this noble acclamation, he has nonetheless been overshadowed by the more forceful Group of Seven artists.

The AGM’s exhibition showed us Watson’s southern Canadian landscapes, amidst its farms and homesteads, as civilized and vibrant, and as separate from America. He is the first nationalist Canadian painter, earlier even than the much touted Group of Seven painters. Read More »


A Mother Who Says No

May 19, 2017


—       Fay Inchfawn

You call authority “a grievous thing.”
With careless hands you snap the
leading string,
And, for a frolic (so it seems to you),
Put off the old love, and put on the new.

For “What does Mother know of love?”
you say.
“Did her soul ever thrill?
Did little tendernesses ever creep
Into her dreams, and over-ride her will?
Did her eyes shine, or her heart ever leap
As my heart leaps to-day?
I, who am young; who long to try my

How should she understand,
She, with her calm cool hand?
She never felt such yearnings? And,
It’s clear I can’t be tied
For ever to my mother’s apron strings.” Read More »


Catholic or Communist?

May 18, 2017

THE NEW ORDER sect, or Novus Ordo, has stripped Catholic worship and art of transcendence. A good example is the new logo for World Youth Day, the mass pep rally and globalist youth adventure that will be held in Panama in 2017. Is the logo a snake devouring a cross or a religious version of the hammer and sickle? Is it Communist or corporate?

Whatever, it’s not inspiring. It’s not beautiful. It’s not divine. It’s not Catholic.

Read More »


When Girls Beat Up Girls

May 18, 2017

FEMINISTS rarely decry violence against women in the inner city, including assaults by women against other women. That just doesn’t count.

Heather Mac Donald reflects upon this hypocrisy.


The Face of Female Privilege

May 18, 2017

SAGE M. writes:

More than the headline or the preposterous musings of the judge, this article about an aspiring surgeon who stabbed her boyfriend is noteworthy to me for the photograph of the young woman. Her face is fat with conceit, smirking with the knowing cynicism of the modern female careerist. License and constant ego-stroking have made a monster of her.


Common Sense and the Rainbow Flag

May 18, 2017

AN 85-year-old elderly woman in Carlisle, Massachusetts wrote a letter to a local newspaper about the rainbow flag outside a Unitarian Church:

To the Editor:

One of the saddest vistas I know is that of the beautiful rainbow flying as a flag to welcome and encourage the extremely dangerous behavior of homosexuality. Each time I go through the center of my town of Carlisle, I see such a flag and my heart cries out—why, Why?

Indeed, why is this flag being used to speak well of homosexuality and encourage the behavior? Where is the caring for people who for one reason or another have gotten into this behavior? And homosexuality is a behavior; no one is born homosexual. Read More »


In Praise of Ostracism

May 17, 2017



How to Break the College Racket

May 17, 2017

FROM The Anti-New York Times:

Step 1: Corporations are already regulated as semi-public entities when it comes to hiring and promoting. For that reason, corporations may not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion etc. This policy isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as it doesn’t extend to purely private operations and small “mom and pops.” By simply adding non-college degree applicants to the list of “protected classes,” corporations would be forced to consider qualified job applicants who were self-taught, tutored, apprenticed or attended local study groups. Read More »


Weddings as Political Theater

May 17, 2017


The church where Pippa Middleton will marry this weekend. The Middle Ages provided today’s decadent British, pseudo-aristocrats with stage settings for their weddings and Christenings.

DAN R. writes:

It’s not even June, but love is in the air. It’s the marriage season, but this being 2017, things are a bit different.  Over the past few days we learned of the news that two WNBA players had gotten “married,” Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor.  In case anyone thought how nice it was to have two WNBA weddings in one weekend, rest assured that it’s not for nothing that it’s dubbed the Women’s Lesbian Basketball Association.  For Taylor it was her second “marriage,” Taurasi her first.

Continuing, once again with the women’s sports fans of TTHW in mind, female soccer star Abby Wambach tied the [fake] knot with “Christian mom blogger” and best-selling author Glennon Doyle Melton.  Lest anyone think that in the age of liberation butch/femme stereotypes have become passé, photos of the loving pair, with Wambach dressed as the man and Melton as the girl, should dispel that notion.  It was the second “marriage” for each, though Doyle Melton’s was to a man with whom she bore three children. Read More »


The Revelation of Spring

May 15, 2017


Doon, Ontario; Lucius O’Brien


Leafy with-love banks and the green waters of the canal
Pouring redemption for me, that I do
The will of God, wallow in the habitual, the banal,
Grow with nature again as before I grew.
The bright stick trapped, the breeze adding a third
Party to the couple kissing on an old seat,
And a bird gathering materials for the nest for the Word
Eloquently new and abandoned to its delirious beat.
O unworn world enrapture me, encapture me in a web
Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech,
Feed the gaping need of my senses, give me ad lib
To pray unselfconsciously with overflowing speech
For this soul needs to be honoured with a new dress woven
From green and blue things and arguments that cannot be proven.

 —-  Patrick Kavanaugh


Happy Mother’s Day

May 14, 2017


Vase of Flowers, Leon de Smet


What better way to honor mothers everywhere than to pray today for the welfare of children, to whom all good mothers — and all women with a maternal heart — are naturally devoted, rejecting like the poison it is the feminist idea that the personal happiness of adults is more important than the temporal and spiritual welfare of children:

O Immaculate Heart of Mary, Mother of the Infant Babe of Bethlehem, and Our Mother, enkindle in our hearts the spark of youthful innocence. We know of thy great love for little children. It was to innocent children that thou didst deign to appear, revealing the Message of Fatima, and charging them with its propagation. We know no better way to show our regard for them, dear Mother, than to offer our prayers for all children, everywhere. Therefore, O Mother dear, we ask thee to watch over all children in all parts of the world, to guard and protect their homes, to preserve the schools wherein they learn, and to keep them from being tainted with Godless education. Direct them in their play and in all their works, that they may grow in age, wisdom, and the love of God. Grant too, Blessed Mother, that the prayers of our children may hasten the end of all wars of carnage and devastation, and grant unto this world an era of just and lasting peace. We pray that the world may return to Jesus, thy Son, through Reparation to thy Immaculate Heart.

Our Lady of Fatima, we beseech thee to inflame our hearts with the love of Reparation.

Source: St. Gertrude the Great Sunday bulletin, Mother’s Day, 2017


Our Lady of Fatima

May 14, 2017


Witnesses to the Miracle of the Sun

COMMENTARY on yesterday’s 100th anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima in Portugal can be found at Novus Ordo Watch, Tradition in Action and Christ or Chaos.

An overview of this most famous of Marian apparitions can be found hereHere is a brief video on the Miracle of the Sun, witnessed by an estimated 70,000 people several months after the three shepherd children reported that they saw Our Lady, a woman of such dazzling beauty that the vision of her hurt the eyes:

Even O Seculo, an anti-Catholic, Masonic newspaper in Lisbon, reported the miracle of the sun from the perspective of the paper’s editor-in-chief, Avelino de Almedia, who witnessed the miracle for himself.

“…one could see the immense multitude turn toward the sun, which appeared at its zenith, coming out of the clouds,” he wrote.

“Before their dazzled eyes the sun trembled, the sun made unusual and brusque movements, defying all the laws of the cosmos, and according to the typical expression of the peasants, ‘the sun danced’.”

Dr. Garrett added that the sun seemed “to be a living body…It looked like a glazed wheel made of mother-of-pearl.” He also recalled a moment when the sun whirled “wildly, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth, as if to crush us with its huge and fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”

Numerous witnesses corroborated the phenomenon of the whirling, dancing colorful sun which at one moment seemed to be terrifyingly plunging toward earth, with the crowds “expecting the end of the world to come at any moment” one witness reported. After that moment, the once-soggy and muddy crowd discovered that they were completely dry. [Source]

Regardless of what anyone believes about the apparitions, the last 100 years have seen the prophecies reported by the children fulfilled. Was the third prophecy or “secret” a warning about apostasy at higher levels of the Church? Many suspect it was. That a frightful revolution has occurred was confirmed this weekend when “Pope” Francis appeared with his hideous modernist “monsterance” at Fatima. It was an inversion of the Miracle of the Sun. Truly creepy.



“The future of our civilization, our liberties, our very existence may depend upon the acceptance of her commands,” author William Thomas Walsh wrote of Our Lady of Fatima.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!