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Too Smart to Marry

October 16, 2017

JANE S. writes:

For the most part, I agree with the items on Mike King’s list. One could add to them. But his argument still falls short.

Where the brainy liberal chatterboxes show their true stupidity is in the way they lead their personal lives.

Example: I know a bright, well-educated young attorney in India. A die-hard feminist who sincerely believes that marriage is a conspiracy cooked up by the patriarchy to oppress women. She has parlayed this belief into a make-believe career: writing for women’s magazines, publishing short stories, giving speeches.

The only thing that makes it possible for her to support herself doing this is that she is 27 years old and still lives at home. Her parents have started nagging her to get married and move out, which she really resents. Even though she has a nice young fellow with a good job, who is kind and attentive, who loves her and is interested in marriage.

She sincerely believes that people should get over their antiquated beliefs, such as the expectation that a woman should get married. Read More »

 

The High I.Q. Idiot

October 15, 2017

 

The educated liberal thinks he’s smart — and in certain areas he unquestionably is — but when it comes to philosophy and the natural law, he’s no smarter than Rover.

HOW CAN SO MANY SMART AND SUCCESSFUL people be such doofuses when it comes to basic aspects of reality?

Mike King explains. The minds of the intelligent are systematically dumbed down:

During the formative years, children are praised for parroting back their ABC’s and 123’s. At an early age, the child’s delicate mind is already being conditioned to equate obedient regurgitation with praise, love, and self worth.

The brightest young learners are singled out to receive the most praise. Proud parents enthusiastically reinforce the praise of the teacher, showering the impressionable child with hugs and kisses. The inflation of the intelligent child’s ego, and the reflexive association of regurgitation with rewards, (including parental love!) are taking root.

With subjects such as reading, writing, and math, the system of obedient regurgitation and praise is a necessary and effective model of teaching. That’s because the ‘3 R’s’ are what they are. They cannot be distorted.

But with subjects such as History, Philosophy, Economics, Current Events, Political Science, and ‘Theoretical Science’, the regurgitation / reward model leaves the student vulnerable to manipulation and erroneous information.

The ego-gratification associated with the regurgitation & praise model is reinforced throughout Middle and High School. It is during this time that the ‘gifted & talented’ students are separated out from their ‘inferiors’ and taught to repeat such rubbish as: Read More »

 

Global Child Abuse

October 13, 2017

I MISSED International Day of the Girl.

It’s one thing to destroy the childhoods of millions of girls in the West by turning them into angry misfits and pawns of greedy financiers, it’s another to destroy the childhoods of girls all over the world.

If you don’t hate these people, you are not alive. Read More »

 

The Best of Mothers

October 12, 2017

 

I AM WRITING briefly today to ask readers to pray for my mother, Katharine Quinn, who is gravely ill and in intensive care in the hospital. Please pray for her comfort and her eternal happiness.

I will return to my post here shortly — in fighting form, as ever. Everything that happens — and I mean, everything — only motivates me more in this great struggle.

Thank you for your prayers for my dear mother.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Read More »

 

Gun Control Today

October 5, 2017

 

The College Scam

October 5, 2017

 

 

Who Funds Antifa?

October 5, 2017

THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON reports:

The Center for Community Change’s largest contribution was $3,000,000 from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which was initially created by Will Kellogg, the food manufacturer and founder of Kellogg Company. The Ford Foundation, which was first created by the founders of the Ford Motor Company, added a $2,350,000 donation. The Open Society Foundation, a foundation run by liberal billionaire mega-donor George Soros, gave $1,750,000 to the Center for Community Change.

Other donors to the organization include the California Endowment, which gave $524,500; the Marquerite Casey Foundation, which gave $515,000; Fidelity Charitable Gift, which donated $505,100; and the National Immigration Law Center, which gave $316,000. Read More »

 

The Universal Basic Income

October 5, 2017

ELLEN BROWN, author of Web of Debt, argues that with advanced technology taking over more and more jobs, a Universal Basic Income (UBI) would prevent economic melt-down and be cheaper than the current welfare system:

In a stagnant economy, a UBI can create the demand needed to clear the shelves of unsold products and drive new productivity.  Robots do not buy food, clothing, or electronic gadgets. Demand must come from consumers, and for that they need money to spend. As robots increasingly take over human jobs, the choices will be a UBI or to let half the population starve. A UBI is not “welfare” but is simply a dividend paid for living in the 21st century, when automation has freed us to enjoy some leisure and engage in more meaningful pursuits. Read More »

 

Fashion Week in Paris

October 4, 2017

IF YOU can make people believe ugly is beautiful, you can make them believe anything.

See more hideous selections from the runways in Paris.

 

Nauseous in Seattle

October 4, 2017

 

Museum of Popular Culture in Seattle

ERIC writes:

I will match Seattle’s public “art” with the worst of them.

The former Experience Music Project, now the Museum of Popular Culture, is a monstrosity all it’s own. It looks like a giant glob of metallic snot. I went to a function in this building and felt so ill at ease I had to leave. Our downtown library is also a disaster:

 

Here’s more:

Echo (plastic not stone)

This one moves robotically.

 

Student Debt Crisis Solved

October 4, 2017

 

 

Deliberately Unbelievable?

October 4, 2017

GEORGE WEINBAUM writes:

This is the most absurd mass shooting story ever. If Stephen Paddock killed 59 and wounded 527, that’s 586 “hits.” If he was firing a weapon “full auto” he would be very lucky to get a “hit” for every five rounds fired. More likely one hit in 20 rounds fired. Using five, I get 2,930 rounds fired. Supposedly, 223 and 308 rounds were fired. For simplicity sake, let’s assume they were all 223 rounds fired from 30-round magazines, I find Paddock had to change magazines 97 times. All this in 10 minutes? He changed magazines 9.7 times per minute? Could an Army Ranger or Green Beret do that?

How many magazines did the Las Vegas (LV) police find in the hotel room? Remember, the magazines had to have been loaded BEFORE the shooting began. How many spent shell casings did the LV police find?

This story is unbelievable. Read More »

 

The Little Way

October 3, 2017

 

Therese, aged 15

MODERN SOCIETY exalts efficiency and expertise over wisdom and holiness.

That’s why a woman such as Saint Thérèse of Lisieux could not easily be produced by our age.

St. Thérèse, born in 1873 France, lived only to the age of 24, and the last years of her life were spent in a cloistered convent, but she has nevertheless had a powerful influence on millions of people.

Her spiritual doctrine is so simple that, at first glance, it seems like nothing. Only on close examination does one find its profundity.

Thérèse, charmingly known as the Little Flower, believed the path to heaven lay in recognizing one’s littleness and doing everything, the smallest action — especially those which are painful or annoying — out of love for God. Not everyone is called to heroism, but all of us are called to endurance and confidence. The small matters of life can be transformed into acts of love. These have eternal ramifications for ourselves and others. Thérèse offers an antidote to the quest for man-centered utopia and the drugs of contemporary psychology, which she turns completely on its head, directing human actions upward and leaving nothing, no suffering, that is without great purpose and resolution.

Here on the feast day of this remarkable woman is food for thought from her letters and her book Story of a Soul:

“‘Remaining little’ means—to recognise one’s nothingness, to await everything from the Goodness of God, to avoid being too much troubled at our faults; finally, not to worry over amassing spiritual riches, not to be solicitous about anything. Even amongst the poor, while a child is still small, he is given what is necessary; but, once he is grown up, his father will no longer feed him, and tells him to seek work and support himself. Well, it was to avoid hearing this, that I have never wished to grow up, for I feel incapable of earning my livelihood, which is Life Eternal!”

By telling us that a single hair can work this wonder, He shows us that the smallest actions done for His Love are those which charm His Heart. If it were necessary to do great things, we should be deserving of pity, but we are happy beyond measure, because Jesus lets Himself be led captive by the smallest action. . . .

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Staged Massacre in Las Vegas

October 3, 2017

I have definitely schooled readers of this site in the art of manipulated news enough for them to reject, or be extremely skeptical of, reports that 58 people were killed, and some 200 wounded, Sunday night at a country music concert in Sin City, capital of organized crime and the perfect setting for another criminal and treasonous mass hoax. We cannot know all that transpired, but we can know that this is extremely fishy. Trump has paid his dues and now it is time for the deception artists in the government, police and controlled media to let loose, as they did under Obama.

How can we tell that this was another orchestrated effort to create mass fear, panic and distraction? Let’s list a few reasons:

*** The absolute implausibility of anyone quickly killing that many people from the 32nd floor. Most experienced soldiers, acting alone, could not have that kind of instant kill rate, let alone a 64-year-old retired accountant at such a distance. [Update: See this report on the physical impossibility of it. Were there multiple gunmen?] In order to kill someone instantly with a gun, in this day of advanced medicine, you have to hit him right in the head or the chest.

*** The implausibility of the scenes depicted on camera, which show no real carnage, no real gunshot wounds and just lots of people running and screaming. Do you have any idea what a scene in which 58 people have been shot dead and 200 wounded looks like? Sorry to be specific, but there would be blood, intestines, and brains everywhere, not dribbles of what appeared to be red tempura paint. I await that evidence, and suspend final judgment until it appears, as sad as it would be. The grisly scene, featuring heads blown apart and chest cavities ripped open, would have been captured by dozens of smart phones. Real life is not a movie. Read More »

 

U.S. Bishops and Ilegal Immigration

October 2, 2017

BISHOPS of the Vatican II Church corrupt Scripture to justify unlimited illegal immigration.

Interestingly, they have a huge financial incentive to support open borders. See more at One Peter Five.

 

Tear It Down!

October 2, 2017

While statues of great men are torn down across the West, our cities are littered with meaningless, soulless and ugly so called ‘Public Art.’

Architectural Revival

 

The Guardian Angels

October 2, 2017

 

THE BELIEF in Guardian Angels can be traced back to ancient times. Nabopolassar, father of Nebuchadnezzar the Great, said: “He (Marduk) sent a tutelary deity (cherub) of grace to go at my side; in everything that I did, he made my work to succeed.”

This awareness of angelic beings was clarified through the ages by divine revelation and by apparitions, such as that of the Guardian Angel of Portugal who appeared to the children of Fatima 100 years ago and the Guardian Angel who appeared to Tundale the 12th century Irish knight after he fell into unconsciousness. Tundale was never the same again.

Angels, far more intelligent than the smartest human beings, are pure spirit and can travel as speedily as our thoughts. They number in the millions, both on earth and in heaven, where they ceaselessly adore God. Muslims have Guardian Angels. Jews have Guardian Angels. Protestants of every sect have Guardian Angels. Rastafarians have Guardian Angels. Even cool intellectuals, for whom all supernatural phenomena are silly superstitions and who yet cannot explain the existence of even natural phenomena, have Guardian Angels. They are our best friends but most people today don’t know it. No human being is alone in this world. With this in mind, we should rely less on our own powers.

From by Fr. Paul O’Sullivan’s book All About the Angels (TAN, 1945):

The great St. Thomas tells us that the moment a child is born God calls one of his glorious Spirits and gives the newborn babe into his special care. It is not when the soul is created and united to our bodies — which takes place before our birth, for then the child is still on with its mother and protected by the mother’s Angel — but it is when we are born into the world that the Angel begins his care, even before Baptism.

Every man, whether pagan, heretic or Catholic, has a Guardian Angel. Though one Angel would be powerful enough to take perfect care of a thousand souls, yet God in his infinite goodness has given to each one of us a special Angel, an Angel who is all our own, whose great duty henceforth will be to watch over us day and night, asleep or awake, alone or in the midst of company, in our homes, in the street, working or resting, everywhere, every moment of our lives, in joys and in troubles. He never abandons us for a single instant; he sees our every moment; he is ever at our sides.

Today is a special day for it is the Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels, an occasion to express gratitude for our angelic patrons:

O God, Who in Thy inexpressible providence, hast deigned to send Thy holy Angels to guard us; grant, we humbly pray that we may ever be sheltered and shielded by them here, and rejoice in their fellowship hereafter. Through our Lord.

(Roman Breviary)

Our Angels obviously do not spoil us, despite their tender love for us. Fr. R.F. Clark, S.J. wrote:

The Holy Angels are very jealous over anything that in any way affects the honor of Almighty God. As they love men only for God, so their only care is to maintain His honor and promote His glory. Those who are His enemies are their enemies also. They are the ministers of His vengeance as well as of His love. How terrible a thing it would be to think that we had the Angels as our enemies!

The Holy Angels are also very jealous over the interest of their clients. Any one who gives scandal to those committed to their charge incurs their anger. When we set a bad example to others, or rouse them to anger, or tempt them to sin, how little we think there is one by their side whose swift vengeance will fall on us, because we sought to lead into sin the client committed to his charge.

The Holy Angels are especially jealous over the innocence of the young. Woe be to those who teach them evil or do not respect them as they ought! Woe be to those who through their culpable neglect or carelessness allow children committed to them to mix with bad companions or to run into peril of sin. “Beware,” says Our Lord, “of giving scandal to one of those little ones; for their Angels always behold the face of My Father Who is in Heaven.” He will hear their cry for vengeance on those who harm their little clients. (Source)

Here is a nightly prayer to one’s Guardian Angel:

“Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love, commits me here, ever this night, be at my side, to light and to guard, to rule and to guide.” Amen.

 

Grandma’s Rosary

October 1, 2017

 

Portrait of a Widow at her Devotions, Leandro Bassano

GRANDMA’S ROSARY AND MINE

When Grandma goes to say her Beads
For all our family and our needs,
She sweetly says to me: “My dear,
Play nicely with your dollies here
Until I call. Then come to me,
And bring your little Rosary.”
I help her (Grandma says it’s true)
With Aves ten, when she’s most through.

She lays her hand, her gentle way,
Upon my head. “When children pray,”
She says, “The guardian angels take
The whispered Aves, and they make
(They do, indeed, right then and there)
The loveliest rosebud of each prayer:
Some rosebuds white, some rosebuds red,—
Red as the lips the Aves said.
Then, with the posy, off they fly,
Those happy angels, to the sky.”

And all that Grandma says is true
I see it in her eyes—so blue
And clear and deep and kind—
That look right into mine, and find
Those thoughts that can not see a way
To get out in the words I say.

I see her sitting over there
In her old-fashioned rockingchair,—
The place (so I’ve heard father say)
She taught her babies how to pray.
And now the rosy altar light
(She keeps it burning day and night)
Sends rays that give the softest kiss
To her gray head — like this and this.

C.M.C.