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Aquinas on Immigration

October 23, 2017

BOOKMARK this piece by John Horvat II so that the next time you read of Catholic organizations advocating open borders, you can revisit one of the greatest saint’s and theologian’s reasoning to the contrary. Nations are not morally required to accept all strangers.


The Best of Mothers, cont.

October 20, 2017


My mother with the first of her seven children

MY MOTHER, Katharine Ann Curtin Quinn, who was born on August 8, 1930, died yesterday at 2:50 p.m. at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pennsylvania. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, William Paul; seven children, thirteen grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. She died of heart failure after two weeks in the hospital, during which time her children, grandchildren and husband, who is 91, spent much time with her. We took turns staying by her bedside each night.

There is much to say about my beautiful mother, who was one of the first female computer programmers, a woman who left career early on to devote herself to family, but my heart is too filled with sadness, gratitude for my mother’s existence and prayers for her to elaborate now.

I would just like to say that if God had given women the capacity to be good mothers and the capacity to be achievers in the world equal on the whole to that of men, it would have been patently unfair to men. No one is more powerful than a mother. I could not possibly believe anything else, given the pervasive influence of my own mother during my childhood. No one is more powerful than a mother because of the simple fact that the human soul is immortal while things of this world — works of art, scientific advances, buildings and politics — are not lasting, and no one more intimately influences the soul’s development than a mother.

My mother, who went by the name of Nancy, left each one of us with words of tender affection during her last weeks when she was often calm, lucid, and accepting of death despite the pain (from four broken ribs and a broken pelvis) and difficulty breathing that were so upsetting to all of us. The love of a good parent is a reflection of the love of God. There is enough for everyone. There is no such thing as too many children. The heart expands to include each one as if it were the only one.

Please pray for the eternal repose of my dear mother’s soul.

Just before my mother went into the hospital, on her last two nights at home, I helped both of my parents to bed and stayed with them through the night. She had an undiagnosed broken pelvis. After I tucked in their blanket, she said to me, “You shouldn’t have to put your parents to bed.”

But we do. We have to put them to bed, as they once did us.

“May the angels lead thee into Paradise; may the martyrs receive thee at thy coming, and bring thee into the holy city, Jerusalem. May the choir of angels receive thee, and with Lazarus, who once was poor, mayest thou have eternal rest.”


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Is it Elitist to Wear a Tie?

October 19, 2017

KAEDE LIRA answers objections to the necktie, including the complaint that it is inconsiderate of the poor to wear nice clothes. Yes, Lira says, the tie can be elitist but that’s okay:

One class should not sacrifice its own dignity in dress under the pretext that ceremonious clothing degrades the poor. The lower classes are always raised and elevated when they look to the elites and imitate them in their dignity of dress and manners. To say the opposite is to pay tribute to the fallacies of Communism and Miserablism. Read More »


A Manhunt in Las Vegas?

October 19, 2017

OLE DAMMEGARD argues that there were multiple shooters in Las Vegas and speculates that extremely wealthy, bored people are playing a form of modern gladiator games by hunting human beings down for sport. Listen halfway through for the speculations.

However, a trauma surgeon says the reports of bullet wounds were not plausible and a military surgeon found videos of victims unconvincing.

Anastasia Smith analyses the fake heroics outside Mandalay Bay.


Richard Spencer

October 19, 2017

THE mainstream media and the state of Florida have been orchestrating the possibility of a major confrontation at the University of Florida today when Richard Spencer, the media’s chosen representative of the Alt-Right, gives a speech.

In light of what appears to be a desire for a confrontation, it’s worth considering this post at Akmai Tree about Spencer’s CIA connections.


The Angelus

October 17, 2017


℣. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
℟. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee:
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

℣. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
℟. Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the Lord is with thee:
Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

℣. And the Word was made flesh.
℟. And dwelt among us. Read More »


The Train without a Home

October 17, 2017


CHILDREN’S TV indoctrinates Western children in globalism and the eradication of their culture:

[I]n the most unlikely change of all, Thomas [the Tank Engine] will leave his home on the Island of Sodor for adventures abroad, in episodes that support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Mattel, the US toy giant that owns the rights to Thomas the Tank Engine, has collaborated with the UN on storylines featuring five of the goals: quality education, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and life on land.

Aside from political indoctrination, children’s TV is so hyper and ugly it creates restlessness and boredom.


The Career of Harvey Weinstein

October 17, 2017


WHERE are the feminists marching on Hollywood to protest sexual abuse of women in the industry? They are nowhere.

Here is a good overview by The Washington Post of the career of producer Harvey Weinstein, with its longstanding pattern of sexual assault, as first reported by The New York Times. America’s feminist-in-chief Hillary Clinton had a longstanding friendship with him.

The content of Hollywood movies has degraded women and turned them into sex objects more than the patriarchal past ever did. So has the actual production. Hollywood is misogynist — and that is true despite all the power and glory of female stars.

Pedophilia is an even worse problem in Hollywood. Read More »


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 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.

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