The Thinking 

Marx by the Sea

July 24, 2015



HERE IS Part 6 of our ongoing series, “Tales of Chester,” my husband’s recollections of growing up in a working-class neighborhood in the city of Chester, Pennsylvania during the 50s and 60s. In this episode, Buttons, the family dachshund, faces capital charges during the annual summer vacation at the Jersey Shore. It’s somewhat disturbing, and for that, I sincerely apologize.


PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE ONCE opined that Wildwood-by-the-Sea, New Jersey, had achieved the Marxist ideal. It was absolutely classless.

The writer obviously was not from Chester. We knew of no better place on Earth. We went there every year for the first two weeks in August. We savored the absolute purity of the humble white-washed cottages, the candy-colored apartment houses, and the futuristic motels that evoked an alien paradise far from Wildwood – the Eden Rock, the Rio, the Lu Fran. We luxuriated in the dazzling sand that burned our feet; the taste of marine depths in the air; the exotic sensation of being on an island; the enormous tomatoes, and Cokes spiked with vanilla extract.

Wildwood-by-the-Sea was a magnificent refuge. The novelty of the school year’s end had worn off by the day after school closed, and we were left to the brutal heat, the demoralizing odors of bad suppers in the languid air and the horrid realization that we had nothing to do. The sultry days passed at a glacial pace. The nights were too hot for sleeping in our flea-infested beds. The only relief came from a tiny rotating fan that scanned the bedroom, parceling out ineffective puffs of warm air, too weak to blow the mosquitoes away from our ears.

We did not need the fan in Wildwood-by-the-Sea, New Jersey. We had the sea breezes and house-high waves. Instead of the cracked railroad bridge along Sixth Street, we had a Boardwalk with roller-coasters and bumper cars. Instead of the odors of bad suppers, we had the fresh and salty smells of the sea. Instead of the loud fights of bad marriages that had invaded our rusty, hole-pocked window screens, our wonderfully exhausted bodies fell asleep to the rhythmic roars of those waves.

And what a sleep it was after a day of body-surfing and castle-building and football on the beach. What a contrast to those tedious steamy afternoons on The Corner, counting cars and watching dogs chew their hopelessly itchy backs. At home a three-block walk to the grocery store was an odious errand. In Wildwood, the three-block walk to the beach was enchanting, full of reverie and anticipation even as the sun-heated asphalt scorched our feet as we crossed the streets. Would the waves be 20 feet high? Was this the day I finally would be tan? Read More »


Drops of Bergoglian Poison

July 23, 2015

Pseudo-Pier Francesco Fiorentino (active Florence, second half of the 15th Century) Madonna and Child with Goldfinch (2)

A “Pope” who blasphemes the Holy and Immaculate Mother of God is not a pope.

THOMAS DROLESKEY writes at Christ or Chaos:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio rarely misses an opportunity to put multiple drops of blasphemous and heretical poisons into his allocutions, homilies, “apostolic” exhortations, and encyclical letters.

Most of those Catholics who read or listen to his words have no means to recognize blasphemy or heresy and to flee from it because they are the products of over fifty straight years of nonstop apostasy, blasphemy and heresy. These Catholics have been robbed of any true sensus Catholicus, something that Jorge Mario Bergoglio knows and is exploiting all of the time, not most of the time, all of the time.

This is because the Argentine Apostate is a tool of the devil himself, a veritable demon dressed up to look like a permissive, indulgent, understanding and merciful “pope,” and the adversary must know that his time is running out on him as the pace at which events in the world and the counterfeit church of conciliarism are unfolding is nothing less than stupefying. It is as though the combined forces of hell have unleashed their final assaults upon us all. There is no “relief” to be found in the farce that represents itself as electoral politics, and there is certainly no “relief” to be had for “conservatives” and “traditionally-minded” Catholics in the ranks of the sect erroneously believed to be the Catholic Church. Read More »


The Sensationalism of the Transgender Wars

July 23, 2015

PATRICK writes:

I don’t know if you saw this story [about Ben Shapiro’s encounter with a “transgender” man] but it is quite remarkable. Quite un-ladylike behavior from someone who wants to be identified as a woman now. Read More »


Erasing History

July 23, 2015

FROM The Connecticut Post:

Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic Party will scrub the names of the two presidents [Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson] from its annual fundraising dinner because of their ties to slavery.

Party leaders voted unanimously Wednesday night in Hartford to rename the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner in the aftermath of last month’s fatal shooting of nine worshipers at the historic black church in Charleston, S.C.  Read More »


Ancient Barbecues

July 22, 2015


Your discussion of Solange Hertz recalls today’s article on the Orthosphere  by Kristor. He discusses the book, The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks. He writes:

Three key insights inform everything in the book:

1. In the ancient world, essentially all the meat available for consumption in human settlements was the fruit of sacrificial rites.

2. Cookery and sacrifice were therefore aspects of the same procedure. Sacrifice was the way animals were slaughtered and butchered in preparation for cooking; cooking the meat was part of the sacrificial rite. Read More »


On Gluttony

July 22, 2015

Menu_UltimateSupremeIN Sin RevisitedSolange Hertz describes three forms of gluttony:

1. The first one consists in eating whenever we please. This might mean often or seldom, ahead of time or later, never or simply constantly nibbling between meals. Habitually indulged in, this form of gluttony quite predictably disposes its victim to restlessness and dissatisfaction with his state in life. It feeds instability. Read More »


In a Disintegrating World

July 22, 2015

DEANA writes:

I have been reading your blog for about a month and just wanted to take a moment and tell you thank you for sharing your thoughts with the world.

I am a 46 years old. I married late in life (41) so I do not have children but I do have a wonderful husband and I have work that I enjoy (I am a nurse). I have much to be thankful for but of late, I find myself despairing and perhaps in a depression. Laura, I am afraid. I feel as if I’m looking at the most beautiful tapestry hanging in front of me and people are walking by, grabbing a thread and pulling it, shredding it to pieces. Our country is falling apart. Read More »


Sofia Smallstorm on Sandy Hook

July 21, 2015


I DON’T know anything about “Sofia Smallstorm” other than what you see here. She does a good job of analyzing Sandy Hook in this video from September, 2014, offering a plausible theory for why numerous people may have participated in a fraudulent event and explaining why you, yes you, may be part of a brave new experiment in social engineering.  Read More »


The Dancing Church

July 20, 2015


SEE excellent reflections at Novus Ordo Watch on cornball dance and song routines in the Vatican II pseudo-mass.

If this turns off human beings, imagine how it turns off God.


What Happened at Sandy Hook?

July 18, 2015


ON the morning of December 14, 2012, 20 young children and six adults were murdered in a shooting spree by a gunman at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As most of you know from the official account, the gunman was 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the emotionally troubled, homeschooled son of a gun-toting Republican mother with whom he lived alone and whom he also allegedly killed that day. Lanza’s frightening and bizarre photograph appeared in news outlets throughout the country for months after the event, which was the second deadliest shooting by a single person in U.S. history. He reportedly committed suicide at the school. Read More »


The Sacrificial Cult of Infanticide

July 16, 2015

LET’S SAY you live in a city where a weird cult is practicing a grotesque ritual whereby it cuts off the right arms of its most devoted followers. The idea is that amputation will appease the gods. Awful, but that’s what this cult does.

Now let’s say you are a medical doctor and you are working in a hospital emergency room one day when a woman arrives in a desperate situation. She is the victim of a “botched” amputation. Normally, the cult members are treated by their own doctors. But in this case, she is mistreated and is dying from loss of blood. Read More »


Mainstream News Is Junk Food

July 16, 2015

AT Natural News, Ethan A. Huff writes:

The corporate media, as hilariously and obviously bogus as it has become these days, is no different from an addictive junk food product like Doritos, Oreos, or Coca-Cola. What makes these fake food products salable has nothing to do with their nutritional content, which is basically zero; it’s the monosodium glutamate (MSG), refined sugar, and artificial flavors that provide that instantaneous flavor “high” to keep consumers enslaved to buying such products, even when they know they’re toxic!

The latest manufactured media controversies are really no different. Artificial elections, fake shootings, crisis actors, and manufactured hashtag campaigns have become the bread and butter of the phony American media machine, which almost always ignores real news like the recent passing of “fast-track” authority by Congress allowing the executive branch to enact treasonous trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership without oversight.

Instead of reporting on this traitorous dissolution of American sovereignty by our own elected leaders, the corrupt mainstream media is instead feeding the gullible masses the equivalent of a handful of MSG-laced corn chips by raising hell over a historical flag. The “excitotoxin” effect of this intellectual drugging, if you will, is now evident all across social media and in the public conversation as people fight each other over yet another ridiculous non-issue rather than direct their anger at those who instigated it in the first place: the media, the government, and the shadow puppet masters who control what these entities say and do. Read More »


Economics 101

July 15, 2015


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My Mother Was a Surface Warfare Officer

July 15, 2015

FIRST, the military has to change almost everything to let women in. And then it has to change everything else to prevent them from leaving. They want in and then they want out.

The problem is, the Navy does not accommodate motherhood, writes Lt. Mary Witkowski. Things are so bad, Lt. Witkowski says, she is redirecting her elite Naval Academy training, which she obtained at public expense and for which she arguably displaced some man who might have stayed much longer and supported a family while doing so, to find a job in the public sector that is more congenial to daily child neglect. (She doesn’t mention it, but getting rid of that dreadful uniform would be nice too.) “It’s the pre-ordained military schedule that can make Navy life and motherhood so hard to balance,” she says. Children do get in the way, don’t they? She advocates more flex time and telework. That’s interesting. I did not realize you could be a surface warfare officer by phone. Can you be a submarine commander and cook dinner at the same time? I have to admit, that would be very cool and then women would finally have it all. Men could find something else to do.

Lt. Witkowski writes: “To stop the flow of talented women out of the Navy, we must stay focused on why these women are leaving. Only then will the military be able to retain the intelligent, motivated, and experienced women that are helping it to thrive.” Jawohl, Lieutenant! We must stay focused! Our mission is to destroy American families one feminist step at a time. We will accept nothing less.

One major motivating factor is not mentioned in Lt. Witkowski’s analysis: MOOLA.


Families used to survive on one military income. Why does Lt. Witkowski want to leave this cute little button of a daughter?

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An Abortionist’s Grisly Trade

July 15, 2015

SOME of you may have already seen the very disturbing undercover interview with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood since 2009. In the interview, Dr. Nucatola describes the process by which Planned Parenthood sells body parts of fetuses to medical research-affiliated companies such as StemExpress. She sips wine and eats salad while explaining how she tries to preserve lungs, hearts and intact heads while surgically removing fetuses. She has a “huddle” in the morning with administrative assistants who know what companies are looking for that day. Then she tries to procure the parts intact while performing abortions.

She defends the trade in body parts, for which PP does not make much money, as not motivated by profit but primarily by the need to find more methods to dispose of bodies and the desire to aid science. Many women having abortions, she says, are eager to donate the parts because they think it will do good. They signs papers agreeing to the donations. A full transcript of the interview is here. It is a chilling look into the abortion industry, to say the least. Planned Parenthood performs 40 percent of abortions in the country and, according to Nucatola, spends about ten minutes counseling each woman who has an abortion.

Rather than reading or viewing this disturbing material, you may prefer to read this response by Abby Johnson, who used to work for Planned Parenthood and now is an anti-abortion figure.

Feminism has been great for women, hasn’t it? It’s opened up so many career opportunities. If it weren’t for feminism and the mass psychological warfare against women by the media, women like Nucatola might be producing children instead of killing them. Read More »