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“Why I Support Drafting Women”

February 13, 2016

ANTI-GLOBALIST EXPATRIATE writes:

They think they want ‘equality?’ Then they should get it, good and hard.

I’ve become convinced that the only way to even possibly reverse public policy lunacy like women in combat roles and unchecked immigration is to allow, even encourage, implementing these policies to their logical conclusions – which will then result in disaster, and force change via public backlash. This is what is happening in the EUSSR with regards to Muslim immigration today.

It’s essentially utilizing Marxist tactics in order to counter cultural Marxism:

‘The worse, the better.’ — V.I. Lenin

 

Smart Phone Addiction

February 12, 2016

JOE A. writes:

I see articles like this one, by a woman who quit her smart phone, all the time now.  There is an inherent human yearning for companionship and experience.  Virtual reality is novel, and thereby attractive in a way, but it is not satisfying and, apparently, it starts to grate on a person.

Organizations that further true human contact, experience, and camaraderie will be the new leaders, even priests, reintegrating the lost and the never-found into human society.

Oh and for the record, there are no smartphones in my house.  No tablets.  We haven’t had cable television in years.  We use the internet for reading and research but otherwise we do real things with real people, just as Man did for the last 200,000 years of his existence.

 

Political Commentary

February 12, 2016

A READER writes:

The other day, a boy asked my teen-aged daughter whether she supported Trump or Hillary. She replied, “I don’t know much about either. I’m a troglodyte.” Her interlocutor looked confused, and when my daughter asked him whether he was familiar with troglodytes, he replied, “Sure. I just don’t remember who are the Troglodyte Party’s candidates for president.”

 

How To Survive the Holocaust

February 11, 2016

 

WHETHER one million Jews (possibly less) or six million Jews (extremely unlikely) died in the Holocaust, many Jews died and were treated cruelly and callously. Brother Nathanael Kapner, an “Orthodox” Christian who was raised as a religious Jew, looks at the evidence in this video that the death camps were actually slave labor camps and that there were no gas chambers in any of the famous camps that held Jews in Germany and Poland. Read More »

 

Gloria’s Loss

February 11, 2016

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THE feminist war horse has suffered a serious blow. It wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t come out and campaigned for Hillary Clinton right before the New Hampshire primary, and told women they would vote for Bernie just to attract guys. But she did, and Hillary’s serious defeat among young women (and all age groups except senior citizens) is a slap in the face to Gloria too. Perhaps women don’t want to be like the former CIA operative who was supported by foundations and major corporations in establishing her career as a phony anti-establishment figure. Perhaps they don’t want to be childless and discontented in old age, living with a three-legged black cat in an apartment. Perhaps many of them know that the feminist bargain (exchange dependence on a man for dependence on large organizations that will never love them) is not such a good deal. It’s not that she dedicated her life to something other than family that’s bad. Not everyone should marry and have children. It’s that she dedicated her life to satanic destruction and darkness. Perhaps she has lived too long, and is seeing the eclipse of her dark powers. Read More »

 

The Genteel Case for Trump

February 11, 2016

JAMES KALB writes that only someone as brash and forceful as Donald Trump could break through the tyranny of political correctness:

Trump’s been called a clown by those who guard the purity of our political culture.  The name-calling is silly in a country in which respectable opinion insists that two grooms make a wedding, and an organization that tears living babies apart and sells the pieces is a model of honor and public spirit.  They may paint Trump as a court jester who would be king.  But who wouldn’t root for the court jester—at least a little—in a world of supple place-seeking courtiers?

Since Mr. Trump is not “susceptible to pressure,” perhaps he could call a real investigation into 9/11. A New York real estate developer must know something about how skyscrapers collapse. Read More »

 

A Plan for American Economic Renewal

February 11, 2016

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A NATION can be for God or for mammon. America is for mammon.

It’s not mammon for the people so that they can form healthy families and communities. It’s not mammon as an instrument for human virtue. It’s mammon as an end in itself and as a tool of power and control. Multiculturalism is a psy op. Sexual liberation is a psy op. Free trade is a scam. All are tools of financial exploitation.

We are an occupied nation. Just drive through the Midwest or the Northeast. Look at all the closed factories. You think that’s normal? You think that’s progress? You think that’s free enterprise? Yeah, it’s about as free as Soviet industry. Oh, what black deeds have been done in the name of freedom.

We need to defund a sick globalist oligarchy that upholds the rootless, cosmopolitan homosexual as its highest ideal* and destroys our borders and the middle class. We need to break up an enormous concentration of wealth in the hands of debt financiers and reclaim our money supply, ending the mass immigration, foreign wars and free trade this monetary system has brought us. Usury (the private sale of money at compound interest) is evil — a sin that cries out for vengeance because it is parasitic and leads to systematic failure over time.

The lengthy essay below is food for thought on this issue. It’s the final chapter from The Tyranny of the Federal Reserve, by Brian O’Brien, a book I have quoted here before. Any presidential candidate who embraces the Federal Reserve system is not working for substantial reform. Read More »

 

The Hour of Death

February 10, 2016

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Alas! During this life, these fools love their folly, but at death they open their eyes, and confess that they have been fools. But this only serves to increase their fear of repairing past evils; and dying in this state, they leave their salvation very uncertain.

My brother, now that you are reading this point, I imagine that you too say: “This is indeed true.” But if this is true, your folly and misfortune will be still greater, if after knowing these truths during life, you neglect to apply a remedy in time. This very point which you have read will be a sword of sorrow for you at death.

Since, then, you now have time to avoid a death so full of terror, begin instantly to repair the past; do not wait for that time in which you can make but little preparation for judgment. Do not wait for another month, not for another week. Perhaps this light which God in His mercy gives you now may be the last light and the last call for you. It is folly to be unwilling to think of death, which is certain, and on which eternity depends; but it would be still greater folly to reflect on it, and not prepare for judgment. Make now the reflections and resolutions which you would then make; they may be made now with profit–then without fruit; now, with confidence of saving your soul–then, with diffidence as to your salvation.

    — St. Alphonsus de Liguori

 

Spiritual Health and Fasting

February 10, 2016

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Domenico Ghirlandaio, Announcement of Death to St Fina (detail)

MANY practice serious austerities and penances for the sake of physical health or a good appearance, but consider the same type of sacrifices unessential to the life of the soul, as if God would be unmoved by concrete expressions of repentance. A few thoughts on this subject from The Liturgical Year by Dom Prosper Granger, who was indignant at the decline of Lenten observances in the 19th century:

Groundless prejudices, idle excuses, bad example,–all tend to lead men from the observance of Lent. Is it not sad to hear people giving such a reason as this for their not fasting or abstaining,–because they feel them? Surely, they forget that the very aim of fasting and abstinence is to make these bodies of sin (Rom. vi. 6) suffer and feel. And what will they answer on the Day of Judgment, when our Saviour shall show them how the very Turks, who were the disciples of a gross and sensual religion, had the courage to practise, every year, the forty-days’ austerities of their Ramadan?

But their own conduct will be their loudest accuser. These very persons, who persuade themselves that they have not strength enough to bear the abstinence and fasting of Lent, even in their present mitigated form, think nothing of going through incomparably greater fatigues for the sake of temporal gains or worldly enjoyments. Read More »

 

We Are All Cooked

February 10, 2016

 

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Harmen Steenwijk, Vanitas c. 1640

ASH WEDNESDAY, the first day of Lent, is a day devoted to the certain knowledge that we will die. Someday, somehow, we are all going to be gone. Someday no one on earth will think of us or remember us. It helps to know. “Dear soul, from what peril and fear you could free yourself, if you lived in holy fear, mindful of your death,” Thomas à Kempis said.

From Fish Eaters:

In Genesis 3:19 we hear God tell us “for dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return,” but nowadays, when someone dies, they are rushed from deathbed to funeral home to be embalmed and to be worked over by a make-up artist so that that “dusty reality” is hidden from us. Their deaths are spoken of as almost an embarrassment; “he passed,” they say, or “he is no longer with us.” These comforting but sterile luxuries weren’t an option in the past when plagues felled so many people that there weren’t enough survivors to bury them, when bodies had to be stored all winter until the ground was soft enough to dig, when most of the children a woman bore died before they were able to grow up. In our culture, with our medicines and “funeral sciences,” we are afraid to look at death, and we are a poorer people because of it. No matter how long science can prolong life, no matter how much embalming fluid is pumped into a corpse, nature will have her way. This is Truth. And when nature has her way, we can either rest in the knowledge that the ultimate Victor is Christ, Our Lord, Who walked out of His tomb 2,000 years ago and offers resurrection to us, or we can believe that decay is all that is left. This is the meaning of Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday is the day for being reminded of and contemplating our mortality, of which Ecclesiasticus 1 reminds us:

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh…

When a new Pope processes to St. Peter’s Basilica to offer his first Mass as Pope, the procession stops three times and, at each stop, a piece of flax mounted on a reed is burned. As the flames die, the Pope hears the words, “Pater sancte, sic transit gloria mundi” (“Holy Father, thus passes the glory of the world”), to remind him not only that he is a mere man, but as a man, a mere mortal whose end is like the end of all other men. The things of this world are transient, and Christians must always keep one eye on the world to come.

Recalling this Truth is one of the principles behind the use of ashes on the forehead today: to remind us that we are mortal, subject to the rot and decay our Western culture now desperately tries to euphemize away, and that we are radically dependent on — solely dependent on — Jesus Christ to overcome this fate.

More here.

 

A Strange Shooting in Chicago

February 10, 2016

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REPORTS OF THE SHOOTING death in Chicago of Aaren O’Connor, a 25-year-old woman who had moved to the city a year and a half ago against the advice of her father, have some of the strange and confusing signs of manipulation with the intent of promoting “gun control.”

Aaren was shot in the head as she sat in her parked car Friday night in the Pilsen neighborhood while speaking to her sister on the phone, according to police reports. Read More »

 

A Milestone for Womankind

February 9, 2016

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Military Leadership Today

February 9, 2016

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THIS portrait of contemporary military leaders, which was sent to me by a reader, is a bit outdated. The Swedish minister of defense is no longer a woman. She could be replaced with the Albania Minister of Defense Mimi Khodeli, another formidable face (below).

 

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Kajal’s Story

February 9, 2016

 

USING the pretext of abolishing child marriage and improving education for women, two objectives which virtually no one would object to, the Ford Foundation inculcates Indian women into the globalist vision of life, detaching them from their traditions, their parents, their future husbands and a non-economic vision of life. Notice the steely glint at one point in Kajal’s eye. She is a lovely girl. And she is ready to be one more serf, one more Global Me. Her enlightened education includes “reproductive health,” an Orwellian term for promiscuity and sterility, and it probably sounds like liberation.

Who are the people at Ford to shape the family lives and control the births of Indians?

Feminism never was a grass roots movement. Without the support of the major tax-exempt foundations, built upon the great dynastic, Capitalist fortunes, those consciousness-raising sessions would have been inconsequential tea parties. The same process that occurred in America has been happening for many years all over the world. Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie and the Open Society Institute, to name a few, push birth control, feminist lending, abortion and careerism in women, all of which prepare the way for a loss of national economic sovereignty to international finance. Patrick Buchanan wrote in 2002, and it is still true:

The old Marxists — Marx, Engels and the others — wanted to bring down the traditional family, and move women out of the home and into the marketplace, to make them independent of the family. The global capitalists want the same thing. Women who live at home are not consuming or producing enough, they think. Global capitalism seeks to make everyone an employee, everyone a worker. There is a tremendous premium on bringing into the marketplace talented and capable women workers — who are more reliable in many cases — so that they can boost productivity and consume more goods. (Patrick J. Buchanan interview, Right Now!, no. 35, April-June 2002).

With Indian women pulled from their homes, their children are ready to be inducted into global culture and consumerism. They are ready to be citizens of everywhere and nowhere.

Child marriage is not a good thing. Education for women is important. But poor Indians make a bargain with the devil when they accept these cultural imperialists into their towns. Read More »

 

The Banks and the LGBTQZ!*$ Agenda

February 9, 2016

“CONSERVATIVE” columnist Rod Dreher marvels over the financial industry’s support for homosexual liberation. He wonders whether Wall Street has been taken over by idealists. Hilarious!

As one of his commenters points out, hyper-individualism, the cult of money and success and the belief in happiness above all else are great for business. Homosexual liberation is a weapon. The enemy is Main Street and any moral force that stands in the way of the total rule of money.

 

Morons

February 9, 2016

TED CRUZ, to his creditis the only candidate in the dog-and-pony show known as the presidential race who has blasted the outrageous, lunatic idea of women being drafted, an idea which has absolutely nothing to do with military effectiveness or “women’s liberation” and absolutely everything to do with consolidating the power of an entrenched oligarchy. (This as not any kind of endorsement of Cruz.) In the Republican debate at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire on Saturday, February 6, the rest of the “pro-family” morons (with the exception of Trump who was absent on the issue) enthused about the idea. But then there isn’t a single socialist ideal that Republican Bolsheviks haven’t at some point praised. I offer this excerpt from the transcript of the debate to give you a breathtaking glimpse of unapologetic idiocy:

RADDATZ: I want to move on to the military. Senator Rubio, all restrictions on women in combat as long as they qualify. Positions including special operations forces, like Navy Seals. Just this week military leaders of the Army and Marine Corps said that they believed young women, just as young men are required to do, should sign up for Selective Service in case the Draft is reinstated. Read More »

 

Black Supremacism at the Super Bowl

February 9, 2016

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THE Super Bowl halftime show with Beyoncé paid tribute to the Black Panthers, Malcolm X and Black Lives Matter, writes Lee Stranahan. Imagine a halftime show inspired by the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, assuming the wizard was loved by Hollywood and a powerful elite. More here.

This has nothing to do with black liberation, folks. This isn’t about the people. It’s about the establishment. It’s powerful forces consolidating their power over the people, whether they be black or white. You bein’ used, black man. You bein’ used. 

 

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Vote for Women

February 8, 2016

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HAS a national male figure ever stood before a group of men and told them there’s “a special place in hell” for those who vote for women candidates? Men, at least in America, have never stooped so low. I guess it was only a matter of time: We’ve gone from women’s suffrage to obligatory voting for women. Feminists (of which I was once one) are walking advertisements for misogyny. They were supposed to remove privileges based on sex. Instead they promote them. They openly brag of favoritism, discrimination and moral superiority. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem have pulled out the knives in their efforts to bully women into voting for Billary. Steinem, former CIA operative, says women who vote for Bernie are just looking for boyfriends. (I thought women never do that.) Albright’s remark that women who vote for a man go to hell is reminiscent of a comment by Dr. Anna Shaw, President of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association, who was once quoted as saying there are “no men heaven.” The same charming modesty has run like a black, oil-slicked stream through the campaign for women’s suffrage and the campaign for a woman president.

How can politicians who openly brag of their prejudice against almost half of the population have any claim to national office at all?

“Hillary Clinton will always be there for you,” says Albright. Really? How so? Many young women, I would hope, are not drawn to Hillary. She is all too real. She is the embodiment of feminist principles: a ruthless workaholic, a liar and a warmonger, a mother who doesn’t believe in motherhood, a political boss with a cheating husband whose transgressions against other women she helped cover up. The number of women who want to be like Hillary when they grow up is, let’s hope, extremely small.

 

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Dr. Anna Shaw: Presumably in heaven