Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Walter Kasper, in his own words


"The God who is enthroned over the world and history as a changeless being is an offence to man. One must deny him for man’s sake, because he claims for himself the dignity and honour that belong by right to man…. We must resist this God, however, not only for man’s sake, but also for God’s sake. He is not the true God at all, but rather a wretched idol. For a God who is only alongside of and above history, who is not himself history, is a finite God. If we call such a being God, then for the sake of the Absolute we must become absolute atheists. Such a God springs from a rigid worldview; he is the guarantor of the status quo and the enemy of the new."

Walter Kasper “Gott in der Geschichte”, Gott heute: 15 Beiträge zur Gottesfrage, (Mainz 1967)

Thus spake Walter Kasper.  Read it carefully. Most especially, the first sentence.

You could, with a lot of imagination and a lot of mental gymnastics, suggest that he is trying to find a more accessible (for him) God than the one we have.  But consider:  to make such statements seems to average minds like my own objectively blasphemous.  Who would speak of God in so humanistic a manner?  The "old" God Kasper wishes to do away with "claims for himself the dignity and honor that belong by right to man"?  I believe that in that one phrase we find the vital secret that unlocks the mind of Kasper; it sounds very similar to what Adam and Eve heard in the Garden from a visiting reptile.

 " ...your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil."


Other websites have alluded to this famous Kasper remark; I am republishing it because I believe we need to keep it in mind any time we read about this man.  Yes, men can change.  They can wake up.  They can realize the terrible things done or said in the past and try to make amends for them.

But Kasper isn't making any amends if his wheezings and lies at the Synod and afterwards are any indication.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The Unbearable Stink of Mitch McConnell


As an ongoing reminder to readers who still believe that the Republicans are the conservative Party, and that they are defenders of the unborn, the moral leaders, the great tax-cutters, etc., we present the following article on how Republican leaders just got together to save Planned Parenthood:

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/senate-obamacare-repeal-ted-cruz-mike-lee-120637.html?hp=t3_r

Mitch McConnell worked with Democratic hack Harry Ried to make sure that the ghouls of Planned Parenthood would continue to receive US taxpayer money for their murder racket.  Mitch McConell saved Planned Parenthood, even as our Justice (sic) Department begins to investigate the brave souls who exposed their criminal activity.

Pro-lifers: do you still want to support these people?  Do you really, truly believe the Republicans, the party of war and Wall Street and buggery and baby murder, are your friends?

Soldiers: do you still want to fight for such an insane, corrupt government?  Do you want your arms and legs blown off, your minds wrecked and your life ruined fighting for such a regime, so that two sex perverts can crush normal peoples lives and little children can be butchered and their body parts sold to the highest bidder?

Is it not long past time to put away our grade school US history books and face the present reality.

Abortion and Sodomy, the twin symbols of America today.

I want to vomit.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tokyo Rose is back in the news



The geriatric Righter of All Wrongs is bellowing again very loudly at some mildly critical remarks made about him by Donald Trump.  (Instead of, as McCain demands, Trump owing POWs an apology I believe it should be Mr McCain to be the one offering apologies to POWs.)

Before anyone takes a firm side on this question I recommend the following article by Ron Unz over at Unz Review:

http://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-when-tokyo-rose-ran-for-president/

A sample:

[The recent remarks of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have triggered a political media firestorm regarding the Vietnam War record of Sen. John McCain, resulting in a surge of renewed traffic to my "Tokyo Rose" piece, which I am now republishing below.
An even greater flood of attention has gone to Sydney Schanberg's original 8,000 word article, which I had published as a cover story for The American Conservative several years ago. I urge people to read that remarkable expose.
As a Pulitzer Prize winning former top editor at The New York Times, there are few living Americans who can match Schanberg's journalistic authority in this subject, and the fact that our entire American media has spent years entirely ignoring the explosive and massively-documented charges of one of its most distinguished members demonstrates to all of us that we are indeed living in the world of "American Pravda." I also include a link to my own discussion of Schanberg's remarkable findings]

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Republicans have a Brain Trust. No, really.

I post this photo especially for Republicans, once the Great Whig Party.  I'd make it larger only it would blot out everything on my blog.


Dr Boyd Cathey, one of this blog's favorite Catholic writers, has explored the depths of the Republican Party.

I don't envy him the privilege.

But if you want to know how these people think, and how they get to where they are, I recommend Cathey's latest over at the Unz Review:  http://www.unz.com/article/first-the-battle-flag-then-what-remains/

The author describes the"brain trust", aka the back room boys, who keep the Republicans weak, useless and stupid (though when we view people like Tom Cotton or Scott Walker we see that they are not necessarily in need of lessons in stupidity).

A taste:

For some time, I have been documenting this situation in what passes for the American “conservative movement”: recently the managing editor of National Review,came out for same sex marriage(Jason Lee Steorts, “An Equal Chance at Love: Why We Should Recognize Same Sex Marriage,” May 19, 2015,” ); major leaders of the College Republicans have also endorsed it and warned GOP candidates not to oppose it (“Study finds 61% of young Republicans support same-sex marriage,”); on Fox News, the leading Neocon media organ in the nation along with The Wall Street Journal, Jonah Goldberg, Steve Hayes, and former Marxist Charles Krauthammer (again, how much Marxism has actually left him?) have endorsed same sex marriage, and George Will literally has been orgasmic about it (no pun necessarily intended). They may not agree with the unconstitutional means of achieving it, but they have no qualms with the end result.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Supremes Think They've Killed States Rights

Something is rumbling in the hinterlands.

From Kirkpatrick Sale:



The principle of states’ rights, which has lived on for the last 150 years as a noble, though often sickly, memory of the Founding Fathers’ intentions, was dealt its final, fatal blow by the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision last month.
Thirty-one states banned same-sex marriages between 2000 and 2012, responding presumably to the wishes of their populations, and they were easily a majority of Americans.  Those bans are now overturned and the will of the people in those states is now thwarted.  States do not have rights that a liberal majority of nine non-elected judges declares they should not.

Justice Scalia realized immediately what the majority was doing: its decision “robs the People of the most important liberty they asserted in the Declaration of Independence and won in the Revolution of 1776: the freedom to govern themselves.”  The People made the mistake of governing themselves against the will of five wily Ivy League lawyers who believed that homosexual marriages were good, and justified by the 14th Amendment.  They had to be set straight.

The Great Ozama Has Spoken





The Great Ozama:

You WILL change your religious views on buggery.

And it IS ok to rip up unborn children and sell their body parts.

The peons:

"Yes sir, Mr President, sir!  We'll get right on that.  Is there anything else you would like us to think, Mr President?  Please, please tell us so we can think correctly, the way you want us to.  Thank you for being you, Mr Oz...er, I mean Obama."


Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Synod Gnomes have been very busy....

....in the past months.  I wonder how busy we have been?  I must ask myself how busy I have been.

They - meaning the Modernist Radicals - have been keeping their eye on the ball and doing Herculean work preparing for the October catastrophe-in-waiting, for it will be a catastrophe if they are successful.  Do not fault these people for lack of candor; they are quite bold about saying what they want even if at times they have to be a bit secretive. Do not fault them for lack of industry. They prepare well and follow through. They are not amateurs. They have realized that what worked so brilliantly in the past to advance Modernism will work well once more.  The fabled "pastoral approach" worked wonders at the pastoral Vatican II Council. The Kaspers, Bonnys, Marxes et all are not slow to learn.  No doctrines were changed at that unnecessary Council, but it was eminently pastoral and, as such, has been a disaster for the Faith..

 It was the masterstroke of "pastoralism": while not directly denying any dogmas nevertheless the liberals pastoralized whatever dogmatic touches the Council documents had pretty much out of existence.

Here is a short list of the pastoral initiatives that emerged after Pastoral Vatican II (and I do hope to be spared the efforts to explain that the Council was badly interpreted.  It's documents were deliberately shrouded in ambiguous phrases so that it could be interpreted any way at all, depending upon the temperament of who was doing the interpreting).

1.  Public Eucharistic devotion has more or less disappeared.
2.  Catholics accept contraception, abortion and sodomy in large numbers.
3.  Passing along the Faith has vanished almost overnight.
4.  The exquisite Ancient Rite Mass was virtually abolished and replaced with an unfunny parody of it.
5.  Mass attendance has plummeted (who can blame them?)
6.  Catholics aren't having large families anymore.  Some aren't having any families.  Some aren't even bothering with matrimony.
7.  Confessionals are covered in dust.
8.  Catholic schools are closing.
9.  Catholic churches are closing, being sold and/or demolished.
10. A homosexual infestation has been bankrupting the Church, bringing in its wake ruined lives, opprobrium and ridicule upon the True Faith, and has been instrumental in advancing the destruction of nations.

I needn't go on.  Those are some of the fruits of Vatican II and its pastoral approach.  This is the approach being touted by the Synod Villains.

Having been so successful in bringing corruption to a vibrant Faith the Synod radical Modernists are using that same approach again.  If it worked once it will work again.

Some blogs and websites have been doing valiant, yeomen work on the Synod, pounding away at the actors who are working diligently to bring their twisted views into the mainstream of the Church. I commend these sites, like The War Against Being (see their call to action at the sidebar), Vox Cantoris, Restore-DC- Catholicism, The Deus Ex Machina Blog and many, many others.  God bless them for their efforts.  They are an inspiration.

They have inspired the editor of this blog, too.  Taking a leaf from the book of the gnomes who are busy preparing for the next disaster for Catholicism we will do what we can do, such as it is.  We will laud and encourage the good Bishops and priests who are fighting the noble fight, like the Athanasius Schneiders, the Bechara Rais and others who have shown they still have backbones. And we will continue to speak out, name names and dissect the clerical traitors and nincompoops who are preparing the final shipwreck.

We still have time.

Bishop John Noonan, Defender of the Faith
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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Iran Follies

Whew!  What a relief.  Iran has finally agreed to stop doing what it was never doing in the first place. As the Iran comedy circus goes on simple facts must never get in the way of a good round of rabble-rousing and fear mongering. As usual, America the Wonderful has saved the world from yet another non-existent threat.

Patrick Foy explains:

Am I laughing. As Peace Prize Obama lectures us and the Republicans and Neocons have a cow, maybe we should pause to contemplate the full fraudulent spectacle in progress and analyze what we are being told about the just-concluded nuclear negotiations with Iran.
First of all, I’ve been wondering what in the world the phalanx of negotiators could possibly have been talking about behind closed doors all these many months, busting through multiple deadlines, in view of the fact that Iran possesses no nukes and has no nuclear weapons program, is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and that Iran’s Mullah leadership has denounced and outlawed nuclear weapons from day one.
In the second place, it is amazing that any deal at all was arrived at, since Obama & Company, following in the footsteps of Bush and Clinton, has allowed the incredible demonization of Iran to go unchecked and unchallenged. The demonization continues and may yet blow up the agreement on Capitol Hill.
Both the Grand Ayatollah Khomeini (who ignited a revolution which terminated the Pahlavi dynasty in 1979) and the current supreme leader, the Grand Ayatollah Hosseini Khamenei, issued Fatwas which prohibit the manufacture and/or use of nuclear weapons by Iran.
On top of that, the U.S. intelligence community has itself informed the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the Congress of the non-existence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program in no uncertain terms in 2007.  These conclusions were reiterated in 2011. The information was contained in National Intelligence Estimates compiled by Washington’s 16 intelligence agencies.

Read the rest of the article here:http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/07/17/the-iran-nuclear-straw-man/

What isn't mentioned here is the blustering of the Israelis who also know perfectly well Iran has no nuclear weapons program and has known it from day one thanks to their own intelligence agencies. But the blustering goes on.

Now we know why.

Hang on to your wallets, Americans, because Obama and Co. are rushing over to Tel Aviv to "reassure" Mr Netanyahu that all is well.  How will he reassure him?  By giving him zillions of American tax dollars and weaponry, gratis.

I guess the real winner, again, is the war criminal in Tel Aviv.


UPDATE:

Pat Buchanan weighs in: http://buchanan.org/blog/the-gops-iran-dilemma-16263