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Pilots for 9/11 Truth

August 2, 2017

 

 

JOHN LEAR is a veteran pilot and the son of Bill Lear, inventor of the Lear jet. He is one of numerous pilots who have come forward and said the official version of 9/11 cannot be true. In his lengthy affidavit from 2008, he maintained that passenger planes did not hit the Twin Towers.

Other pilots analyzed the reported events in the above video.

 

Bloodthirsty Congress against Russia

August 2, 2017

FIRM evidence that Russia hacked the U.S. election does not exist. Most Americans probably don’t even care. But say it often enough — “Russia hacked the U.S. election,” “Russia is undermining our democracy” — and it becomes true.

A Congress of dumbbells is now leading us to war. Millions of ordinary Russian people will be hurt by the new sanctions voted for by Congress and awaiting Trump’s signature.

The White House says President Donald Trump will sign legislation implementing tough new financial sanctions against Russia.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says in a statement that Trump read early drafts of the bill and “negotiated regarding critical elements of it.”

She says the president has “reviewed the final version and, based on its responsiveness to his negotiations, approves the bill and intends to sign it.”

The legislation includes language that bars Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russia unless Congress agrees. It also imposes financial sanctions against Iran and North Korea.

Moscow has responded by ordering a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia and closing the U.S. Embassy’s recreation retreat. [Source]

Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Institute comments, “They’ve established as a fact on the ground that Russia hacked the election and therefore no one needs to question it…. People in Congress are not very well informed.”

Trump has been backed into a corner. “We have passed the line of rationality,” says Former US diplomat Jim Jatras. “They [Congress] want to take away from the president one of his most solemn duties as the Commander in Chief, which is the conduct of affairs with foreign states and they want basically to put the Mark of Cain on Russia .. not a declaration of war, militarily, but a political war.”

Ron Paul writes of hostility toward Iran and North Korea: Read More »

 

Crackpot Conspiracy Flick

August 1, 2017

BEWARE of the recently-released movie The Keepers about the 1969 murder of the Baltimore nun, Sister Cathy Cesnik.

See more at TheMediaReport.com.

 

Child Abuse and Orthodox Judaism

August 1, 2017

WHAT HAPPENS in the Orthodox Jewish community when a family accuses someone of sexually molesting a child?

The victims are shunned, bullied and persecuted in many cases, as the community at large tries to prevent public airing of the crimes and criminal charges. See this unusually probing 2012 piece in The New York Times. From the article:

Abuse victims and their families have been expelled from religious schools and synagogues, shunned by fellow ultra-Orthodox Jews and targeted for harassment intended to destroy their businesses. Some victims’ families have been offered money, ostensibly to help pay for therapy for the victims, but also to stop pursuing charges, victims and victims’ advocates said.

“Try living for one day with all the pain I am living with,” Mr. Jungreis [father of a victim], spent and distraught, said recently outside his new apartment on Williamsburg’s outskirts. “Did anybody in the Hasidic community in these two years, in Borough Park, in Flatbush, ever come up and look my son in the eye and tell him a good word? Did anybody take the courage to show him mercy in the street?”

A few blocks away, Pearl Engelman, a 64-year-old great-grandmother, said her community had failed her too. In 2008, her son, Joel, told rabbinical authorities that he had been repeatedly groped as a child by a school official at the United Talmudical Academy in Williamsburg. The school briefly removed the official but denied the accusation. And when Joel turned 23, too old to file charges under the state’s statute of limitations, they returned the man to teaching.

 

Model Minority: Patriarchy Edition

August 1, 2017

S., a female Indian immigrant, writes:

Scene: Inside the subway on a hot day in New York, in a packed car with no air conditioning.

Participants: Me, average New Yorkers and a Chinese father and daughter pair seated opposite me. The girl is dressed in a skirt and blouse.

A white girl in her early 20s boards the car. She is dressed in a see-through white, cotton vest with a colored bikini under it and denim shorts. She proceeds to take off the vest and ties it around her waist, presumably because she is melting from the heat.

Chinese Father erupts in a low volume, jaw-grinding volley of Mandarin, pointing towards the white girl and then gesticulating a slapping motion, presumably implying that should his girl ever be in a state of undress in a packed subway he would spank her. Meanwhile the men are staring at the beautiful, educated young women, possibly a student in an elite institution, in her bikini.

Liberalism is doing away with your values while allowing minorities to stick to their own. Read More »

 

July 30, 2017

 

Christ in the House of Martha and Mary, Johannes Vermeer; 1655

 

Actor Seeks Employment

July 29, 2017

 

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Coco Chanel’s Regrets

July 28, 2017

THE fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971) played a powerful role in changing women’s fashions. One of her most significant influences involved pants.

It is hard today, when most women wear pants all the time, to conceive of how revolutionary was this change, which allegedly began when she started wearing sailors trousers on the beach in the French Riviera. Up until the 1930s, women in the West universally wore dresses and skirts. If you look at photos of street scenes in those years, there are no women — none — in pants.

Chanel in 1928

Interestingly, Chanel later expressed regrets:

Although during the war women often had to wear trousers when working in traditionally male jobs, Chanel played a huge part in accelerating their popularity as a fashion item. While at the society beach resort of Deauville she chose to wear sailor’s pants instead of a swimming costume to avoid exposing herself, and the style spread quickly as her legions of followers emulated her. In the end, the designer regretted how her careless decision affected the course of fashion history. Aged 86 she said: “I came up with them by modesty.  From this usage to it becoming a fashion, having 70% of women wearing trousers at evening dinner is quite sad.” (Source)

The wearing of pants is almost universally considered today to be a form of liberation. But others, rarely quoted, maintained back then that it was a sign of a growing inferiority complex.

The skirt or dress was an emblem of a woman’s inherent dignity. Like a priest’s vestments, it had an almost ceremonial quality. Here are some early dresses designed by Chanel, who later popularized the more austere black dress:

The wearing of pants signified a desire to be like men. It represented an envy of men — and envy is always based in a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of the envying one.

Guiseppe Cardinal Siri wrote in 1960 on the effects on the psychology of women in a pastoral letter:

Masculine clothing changes the psychology of women

In truth, the motive that impels women to wear the clothing of men is not always to imitate him, but rather to compete with the man who is considered stronger, less encumbered and more independent. This motivation shows clearly that masculine dress is a visible support to bring about a mental attitude of being ‘like a man.’ Further, since the existence of man, the clothing a person wears conditions, determines and modifies the gestures, attitudes and conduct of a person. Thus, just by its wearing, the clothing comes to impose a particular state of spirit in the person.

Permit us to add that a woman who always wears the clothing of men more or less indicates that she is reacting to her femininity as if it were inferior, when in fact it is only different. The perversion of her psychology is clearly evident.

These reasons, added to many others, are sufficient to warn us of how mistaken is the thinking of women who wear men’s dress.

Today it seems that women will always wear pants. But it is inevitable that they rediscover and take pride in the distinctiveness of femininity. Read More »

 

Shadows

July 27, 2017

Human love, human beauty, are only shadows… They could not move us so deeply if they had not in them something of the divine.

Fr. Ronald Knox Read More »

 

Tattoos and Self, cont.

July 27, 2017

S.K. writes:

Once again, you’ve touched on a powerful topic. Tattoos, which I am not in the slightest a fan of, are ubiquitous. I don’t like them on women especially; none at all. Find a woman (young, mature or even old) that doesn’t have at least three – if you can. I remember when they started becoming popular with all social classes in the 90’s. Prior to that I only noticed former military, bikers, hoodlums, etc., to have tattoos and even with them they were usually kept to a minimum of one and and kept out of sight. Then the yuppies, the college kids, everybody and their mother basically started getting tattoos.

You wrote:

“A young woman who sliced some bread I bought yesterday was wearing a nose ring. She seemed a nice, polite girl, but I wondered, was she afraid to seem ordinary? Why? Does she take some weird pleasure in shocking and repelling?”

She is mindlessly following her peer group, or she feels small in a big world and wants to signal that she is here too, and that she matters and should be paid attention too as well. I recently chatted up a lovely young woman that had a nose ring. I had not noticed it at first but once I did it sort of bothered me. She was so down-to-earth and sweet, and yet this thin strip of metal was jarring me. Read More »

 

Too Much “I Love You”

July 27, 2017

THE OVER-USE of the expression “I love you” reduces its powerful meaning, writes Dr. Marian Horvat:

These words signify one of the highest and noblest sentiments of man. Love is an act of the will that indicates that he desires the best possible for the person who benefits from his affections and is willing to sacrifice himself for that end. Scriptures speaks splendidly of love as charity and poets make grandiloquent verses in its honor.

It used to be that these words, which have a deep significance, were not spoken lightly. They were reserved for very special occasions and said only for particular persons and relationships, parents and children, husbands and wives, etc. When the suitor first spoke them to the young lady he was courting, it was a moment to be remembered and cherished. Read More »

 

The Papacy and the Empty Cockpit

July 26, 2017

IMAGINE a pilot for, say, United Airlines. He is fully licensed and validly hired. However, unbeknownst to the airline, the pilot is an enemy agent. He has the intention to fly a plane into the Pentagon. That is the reason he has taken the job. Legally and by the rules of the airline, this man is a United Airlines pilot. But he does not truly possess the authority intended by the airline. The cockpit, when he is in control, is empty of a true pilot for United Airlines because he does not accept the most basic mission of the position, which is to fly passengers safely.

This is one way to think of the papacy since Vatican II.

The popes elected since John XXIII were — and are — legitimately elected popes. However, because of their intention to subvert Catholic worship and doctrines, they were not — and are not — true popes. They are, in philosophical terms, materially popes, but not formally popes.  Similarly (to mix analogies), a dead body is materially the person who died, but not formally, because he lacks the form or immaterial being that makes him a person: the soul of the deceased.

In other words, there have been perpetual successors to the papacy since St. Peter, in keeping with the dogma of perpetual succession, as defined by Vatican I. There has been a visible Church, uninterrupted through time. But the cockpit — the seat of St. Peter — has been empty of a true pope.

Sedevacantism is the theory that the Catholic Church has been without a valid pope since John XIII. The material/formal thesis is held by many sedevacantists.

Bishop Donald Sanborn endorses and teaches this position. He explained it at length in this 2002 article and also describes it in this recent interview at True Restoration. From the article:

I. Natural things are composed of matter and form. The matter of something is that from which it is made. A statue, for example, is made from marble. Marble is the matter of a statue. Form is what makes a thing to be what it is. So the likeness of a statue to Our Lady is the form of a statue of Our Lady. This likeness must be carved into the marble by the sculptor. When matter and form come together, you have a statue of Our Lady. Clay is the matter of a pot. When the potter gives the clay its shape, he gives it form, and therefore makes the clay be a pot. Likewise the soul is the form of the body. Read More »

 

Organs Harvested at Abortion Clinics

July 25, 2017

IN CASE YOU MISSED this story:

Abortion workers might have delivered babies alive and then killed them in order to harvest their body parts, the House Select Panel on Infant Lives revealed in an interim report on the one-year anniversary of the release of the Center for Medical Progress videos. Read More »

 

In Praise of Free Lunches

July 24, 2017

THE NOTION that all income must be earned is not just.

That’s because even earned income is a result of gifts that are unearned: natural resources and a cultural inheritance of technological innovations, law and language.

Everyone, by virtue of being human not by virtue of being a hard worker, is rightfully entitled to some monetary share of these gifts.

But how can such a thing be? Money can only be earned.

Not so. In a monetary system such as that proposed by Social Credit theorists, everyone receives some part of this communal legacy in the form of money. M. Oliver Heydorn explains it:

For ideological and no doubt political reasons, orthodox economics has tried to bury the gift, to exile it from the sphere of economics with the mantra, endlessly repeated like a form of Chinese water-torture, ‘There is no such thing as a free lunch!’

     In direct opposition to the teachings of economic orthodoxy, Social Credit theory affirms the existence of the ‘unearned increment of association’. In sober truth, the much maligned ‘free lunch’ is a reality that is operative in all spheres of activity with which we are familiar, including the act of production.

     Being, that is, reality or nature, is constructed in such a way then when two or more different elements are brought into the proper relationship or association with each, the power which these elements then have to be or to effect change in the world is greater than the mere sum of the component parts. That is, power or output can be multiplied by the apparent ‘magic’ of association, with the surplus (i.e., that which exceeds the isolated contribution of each element) supervening on the association as whole as a superabundant gift. The surplus is not the exclusive property of any one component, nor is it in any way earned by them. It is a something for nothing, or a free lunch.

     One of the simplest examples of the unearned increment of association is that of a lever. A lever is a mechanical device that consists in the association of a beam or plank with a fulcrum on which the beam may pivot. By applying force at one end of the beam, levers allow human beings to move weights on the other end with less effort than a direct application of force would require. The effort saved, or alternatively, the movement of an object that could not otherwise be achieved with the force on hand, is the unearned increment of association that accrues to the human being who is intelligent enough to make use of the lever. Read More »

 

The Serpent and the Dove

July 24, 2017

 

Mourning Dove, Deschutes National Forest

FROM an essay by Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, “Be Wise as Serpents and Simple as Doves:”

Harmonious in line, simple in color, graceful in its flight and movement, “affable” with other animals, pure and candid in its whole being, the dove has nothing in itself to suggest the idea of plunder, aggression, injustice, intemperance or impurity. It is, therefore, most appropriate that in the words of Our Savior, it is a symbol of innocence.

But it lacks something: the qualities that assures its survival in the struggle against adverse factors. Its perspicacity is minimal, its combativeness zero, its only defense is flight. That is why the Holy Spirit tells us, “Imbecile doves, without intelligence!” (Os 7: 11).

This reminds us of certain Catholics deformed by Romanticism, for whom virtue consists only and always in hiding, in submitting in receiving blows, in retreating, and in allowing themselves to be trampled underfoot.

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How different is the serpent – aggressive, venomous, deceptive, astute and agile!

Elegant but repugnant, fragile enough to be crushed by a boy yet dangerous enough to kill a lion with its venom. His whole shape and way of moving is adapted for a veiled, treacherous and lightning fast attack. So bewitching that certain species mesmerize its victim but it emits and spreads an aura of terror. Thus it is the symbol of evil, with all the sorcery and all the treachery of the forces of perdition.

However in all this wickedness, what prudence! What cunning! Prudence is the virtue by which one employs the necessary means to reach the ends he has in sight. Cunning is one aspect, and in a certain sense, a quintessence of prudence, which maintains all discretion and employs every licit guise needed to arrive at an end. Everything in the serpent is cunning and prudent, from its penetrating gaze, its long, slender shape, and its terrible key weapon – a venom that pierces the victim’s skin through a single, small perforation and circulates throughout his entire body in a few moments.

 

Kitagawa Utamaro, 1788 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Cartoon of the Day

July 21, 2017

 

 

A John Tavener Composition

July 21, 2017

 

BRITISH composer John Tavener (1944-2013) had “a profound sense of silence.” In his book Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music (read an excerpt here), Robert B. Reilly, who made this comment, says Tavener was one of three influential composers who have laid the atonality of modern music to rest. “The tyranny is now gone and tonality is back,” Reilly writes.

 

The words to Tavener’s choral composition, Mother and Child:

Mother and Child

Enamoured of its gaze
The mother’s gaze in turn
Contrived a single beam of light
Along which love may move.
Hail Maria!
Hail Sophia!
Hail Maria! Read More »

 

A General’s 9/11 Awakening

July 21, 2017

 

RETIRED MAJOR GEN. Albert Stubblebine, who died earlier this year, describes his gradual disillusionment with the official story of the events of Sept. 11, 2001 in this powerful video. He is one of many retired and active military members to challenge the story and the highest ranking military member to say publicly that the official story is not true.  Despite all his military experience, it was his wife who initially got him to see that something was not right.

Stubblebine was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984. He graduated from the United States Military Academy and received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University. He received the Bronze Star, a Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merit medals and two Air medals. Beware of Internet disinformation suggesting Stubblebine is a kook.

He didn’t put all the pieces together but his knowledge was unfolding. The last few minutes of the video are moving as Stubblebine speaks of his intense patriotism.

[Note: I am not familiar with other statements Stubblebine may have made about 9/11. This is not an endorsement of all he may have said. Nor is it an endorsement of the simplistic idea that “the government did it.”]

 
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