The Normalization Process™ – Italian Cultural Marxism On The Brink…

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Today we transition over to the POLITICAL sub-set of the et Invisibilium and specifically, the situation in Italy.

But before we get to the specifics in Italy, two very important piece of information came out this weekend.

First, the “soft coup d-etat” against the 45th President of the US, The Donald, which has been in the works since the November 2016 election, has come out into the open. (see here and here)  This is something that I have been following since it appears to be a parallel process of that which has happened and is still happening in Poland after the Law and Justice Party won the presidency in May 2015 and the general election in October of 2015. The same people are behind the US coup attempt, which means that the same strategy is being used. And this is confirmed. (see here)

What make the situation in the US that much more critical is that the US is the lone super power in the world and the US Dollar is the world’s reserve currency. The operational element that is critical to understand here, is that it is the US that provides by far the most funding to the international globalist organizations – the NGO’s. In other words, to the cultural Marxists. And cultural Marxist’s programs are very expensive (see here) And it is The Donald that is starting to freeze US federal funding for these various nefarious organizations, which is the ROOT CAUSE of the actions taken by those entities that are losing the elections and organizing the soft coup.

The second and by far the most important news that came out this weekend was from Italy. This news, according to your most humble blogger, was the resignation from the leadership of the Italian Democratic Party of our boy, and the former  “young and energetic” prime minister who was supposedly needed to save the “European soul”, one Matteo Renzi. (see here)

The reason why this development was so important is that it creates havoc inside the political party that is ruling Italy. Just as a reminder, the party that wins the general election in Italy, gets added seats in the lower house that allows it to have a majority. If the present government lead by the PD collapses, new elections will need to be held.

But before we move on to the next elections, a couple of things need to be understood. First, in the current government, there are many new deputies (congressman equivalent). These first term deputies need for the government to last at least util September of this year in order to qualify for parliamentary retirement benefits.

On the opposite side of this trade-off, if the government lasts into 2018 and elections are held in 2018, the third largest party, the Forza Italia which was led by Silvio Berlusconi will be able to be led by… wait for it… Silvio Berlusconi. This is due to a tax fraud case that the judiciary launced against Silvio to try and keep him out of politics after the 2011 coup d’etat by Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank. (see here)

So that is the background. Here is how the polls look at present:

  • Grill Beppe 5 Star (Euro realists) – 30.9%
  • PD  formerly Renzi (Euro fanatics) – 30.1%
  • Forza Italia of Silvio Berlusconi (Euro realists) -13%
  • Northern League (Euro realists and anti-Immigrant) – 12.8%.

So breaking the above down, we have as follows: Euro realists – 56.7%, Euro fanatics  – 30.1%, undecided  – 13.2%.

What the above means is that the overwhelming majority of the Italian electorate is “Euro realists”. And what is meant by Euro realism is that the Euro is the WRONG currency for the Italian Economy.

Therefore, after the next general elections, what will most likely be the case is that the new Italian government will initiate the process for taking Italy out of the European Single Currency, i.e. the Euro.

The problem with this turn of events is the following: Italy has a massive trade deficit with Germany. This is called the Target 2 im-balance (see here). Once Italy leaves the Euro, it will have to devalue the new Italian Lira. This devaluation will have a direct impact on the debt owed by Italy to Germany and others. This debt level will be effectively lowered by the level of the devaluation. This will mean that the German and European entities who hold the Italian Accounts Receivable (own the debt) will have to revalue their Accounts Receivable and realize their loses.

This above describe process will through the countries who remain in the EU into a currency crisis. This currency crisis will not only lead to a recession in Germany, but will also have a direct impact on the country’s governmental expenditures. And part of those expenditures do to what is called the German “soft-power” funding. These are the funds that are used to promote institutions like the heretical part of the post-conciliar church in South America and the notorious Community of SantEgidio (see here), just to name two.

On the domestic side, a recession will create even more pressure on the local “registered” Catholic and catholic populations to withdraw from the evil KIRCHENSTEUER, thereby putting more pressure on the remaining pool participants.

And to finish the story, with the advent of the Trump administration and their defunding of the cultural Marxist International, this will leave the Germans and some of their fellow leftists in Western Europe and not only (see here), as the sole source of the governmental funding for the spread of this global evil that we have been witnessing. Yet once Italy leaves the Euro, the entire currency block will be thrown into recession, further limiting their ability to fund the global evil that is cultural Marxism.

I will stop here. In the attached link is the post from Zero Hedge which explains the situation in Italy at present. (see here)

The Research Universities Are Turning…

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I know that I put up a rather large post last p.m. but I need to get this below information out to you, my dear and loyal readers.

As I have stated on numerous occasions on this blog, I sense that there is a massive DEMAND for Catholicism in the secular world. I have been linking to these individuals who I think exhibit this characteristic. Stefan Molyeux is one of these individuals who is functionally Catholic yet does not know this.

On the other hand, another individual like Milo Yiannopoulos, who has some serious moral and personal issues, yet still explicitly acknowledges that not only is he Catholic, but that Catholicism is right on everything. As per the video above.

As it now turns out, this… let’s call it the “DEMAND FOR CATHOLICISM” is being picked up at some of the finest research universities in the world. A professor from the School of Divinity at the University of Chicago has just put out a brilliant post that drills down into just this phenomenon.

What’s more, she uses Milo Yiannopoulos as the subject for her observations and explains the wider phenomenon.

Simply brilliant!

Below is the Breitbart News abridged republication (see here) of the original post on the U of C’s Divinity School’s website HERE. Please visit the later and give them some traffic since we definitely need to support brave scholars like Rachel Fulton Brown.

Note bene: This is just the last in what is becoming an overwhelming set of academic publications that support the contention that all roads lead to Catholicism and that the Traditional Catholic Faith is in fact the ONE TRUE FAITH.

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University of Chicago: Why Milo Scares Students, and Faculty Even More

An article published by the University of Chicago’s Divinity School, entitled “Why Milo Scares Students, and Faculty Even More,” explains exactly why Breitbart Senior Editor MILO causes panic on college campuses across the country.

Rachel Fulton Brown, an Associate Professor of Medieval History at the University of Chicago, writes about why MILO is feared on college campuses in the article published by the University of Chicago:

The issues that Milo talks about are usually considered political, but in fact have to do with people’s deepest convictions: the proper relations between women and men, the definition of community, the role of beauty, access to truth. Milo professes himself a Catholic and wears a pair of gold crosses around his neck. He speaks about the importance of Christianity for the values of Western civilization. As he put it in one interview: “[Western civilization] has created a religion in which love and self-sacrifice and giving are the highest possible virtues… That’s a good thing… But when you remove discipline and sacrifice from religion you get a cult.”

None of these issues, most especially the civilizational roots of culture and virtue in religious faith, are typically addressed in modern college education in America. Rather, they are, for the most part, purposefully avoided. Judging from my own experience of over 30 years in the academy, it is considered a terrible breach of etiquette, horribly rude even, to mention your religious faith if you are a Christian, never mind suggest that it in any way affects your work as a scholar. This relic of the self-censoring of the late 19th century is now so deeply embedded in American academic culture that most people are not even conscious of it. The real problem, however, is that while discussion of Christian theology may no longer be at the center of university education, religion still is—we just don’t call it that anymore.

Not to address these issues openly does not allow students to keep an open mind. Their minds are already open—and being filled with what they are given in place of religion: multiculturalism; race, class, gender; the purportedly secular ideals of socialism and Marxism. Particularly for those students, and faculty, who have little to no religious education outside of school, these ideals have become their faith. This is why students and faculty find Milo so threatening. He not only challenges them to examine beliefs they have never been taught to question. Thanks to his near charismatic appeal as a speaker, at least for those who attend his talks rather than stand outside protesting, he holds out the possibility of conversion, of changing hearts and minds.

You can read the piece in its entirety here.

Professor Rachel Fulton Brown previously wrote “An Establishment Conservative’s Guide to MILO,” for Breitbart News.

 

Lex Armaticus, r/K Theory And The Rabbit Papacy…

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Are you dear readers ready to be blown away?

Good!

As my long time readers know, your humble blogger has taken it upon himself to chronicle the Restoration of all things in Christ, which incidentally is the mission statement of the Deus Ex Machina blog.

In order to chronicle the Restoration, what is of critical importance to understand is that our Faith comes from two sources, one of which is that which is known through “natural light of human reason from the things that are made”. 

The other source of our Faith is that which is known through “divine revelation.”

The reason that the former source is so important, is that it is this part of our Faith that was suppressed in the years leading up the Second Vatican Council. And therefore, your humble blogger has undertaken it upon himself to return it to its proper place of pride.

Furthermore, it was this source of our Faith that was taught through the Thomistic approach. And as my loyal reader know, the manner in which Thomism was suppressed within the post-conciliar church was succinctly explained by John Lamont in his seminal essay titled Attacks on Thomism.

The consequence of suppressing Thomism, thereby suppressing the “rational” part of our Faith, was that it made the Catholic Faith more “protestant”. In other words, the post-conciliar sect is nothing more than a “denomination” based on sola Scriptura.

And since this sect is sola Sriptura based, and without a fixed interpretive “tradition” for that which they read, they have no way in which to discern whether to interpret the bible as the Lutherans do, or to interpret it as do the Evangelical Pentecostals. This chaotic approach gives them flexibility on the one hand, which is great for ecumenism, but it also has completely detached them from objective reality.

This detachment from reality, which has surpassed even the most daft protestant sects, has in fact metamorphosed, or rather mutated into the realm of  “magic thinking”. And an example of this, as I have documented in previous posts, is that in this new post-conciliar “religion”, 2+2 can equal 5 as per our Jesuit friend’s assertion.

It is this aspect of the post-conciliar “mind” that r/K Theory explains quite definitively. But I am getting ahead of myself and digress…

So the manner in which to bring reason, not to mention sanity back into the post-conciliar church’s theological structures, your humble blogger developed a axiomatic principle termed the LEX ARMATICUS.

In its basic form, the LEX ARMATICUS states that:

Those individuals and institutions that comply to the et Invisibilium, will remain a part of the Visibisium Omnium. Those that do not, will be consigned to the trash heap of history.

Where the following definitions hold:

Visibisium Omnium – all the material “things” that we can identify with our senses (touch, sight, feel, smell, taste)

et Invisibilium – all the non-material laws and processes that regulate the visibilium omnium (e.g. the laws of physics – classical mechanics and quantum mechanics, laws of mathematics, rules of logic, etc.)

One of the key applications of the LEX ARMATICUS was used when identifying and analyzing the natural phenomenon known as the State of Necessity (SofN). We used this versatile mechanism to identify the SofN in no less than THREE different sub-sets of the et Invisibilium, namely theology, law and political science. This last sighting of the SofN was during a speech that Archbishop Georg Gänswein gave on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI. The reference to SofN in this speech allowed us, using our proprietary methodology, to assert the following: Ockham’s Razor Finds: Benedict Still Pope, Francis Is False Pope, Universal Church in State of Necessity since 24 April, 2005.

Today, we roll out the LEX ARMATICUS in order to help us put another piece of research from the area of behavioral science, but also partly from the political science field, into its proper CONTEXT. This research theory that appears to be very solid is what is known as the r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology.

Without going into to many specifics, what the r/K Theory posits is that human behavior, including political inclinations in individuals, are determined to a high degree by physiological factors.

To be more precise, what appears to be the case is that there is a causal relationship between the size (proper development) of one’s Amygdala, a part of the human brain that develops due to a person’s experiencing of adverse outcomes.

Aside, the Amygdala are almond-shaped masses of gray matter that are part of the limbic system and are located in the temporal lobes of the cerebral hemispheres in the brain.

So this is the introduction. Below is the source article from the Anonymous Conservative blog and the original post can be found here. I have abridged it to keep it from being too long.

I have also taken it upon myself to watch over 4 hours of video presentations on just this subject, produced by Stefan Molyneux. I have linked to these videos in this post. At the top is a video of the program with Bill Whittle. Below is the three video series that provide an in-depth explanation of the science behind the r/K Theory.

And finally, I highly recommend that you dear reader read the below and watch the videos. When watching the video’s, please keep in mind the behavior of a certain Roman cleric who has been acting very strangely since… well, since he arrived in Rome as far as we have been able to observe.

Once you get to the 4th video, you will have a very comprehensive understanding for why he does what he does.

And when the next conclave rolls around, it would be a wise idea for the College of Cardinals to have MRI’s performed on all the brains of the papabile in order to determine whether those candidates have properly developed Amygdalas.

Note bene: It might also be a good idea to pass it around to any family members who have children at home, especially young children.

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Think You Know Everything About Conservatism, Liberalism, and Politics?

Get Ready to be Blown Away.

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This is the new idea sweeping behind the scenes in Political Science, and being discussed in hushed tones by frightened professors throughout Leftist academia. It asserts that Liberalism is little more than a programmed suite of rabbit-like behavioral urges, designed to exploit resource excess within our populations. It is based upon the foundational concept in the study of reproductive strategies, called r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology, and no political junkie who reads it can help but be awed.

In r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Ecology, if you provide a population with free resources, those who will come to dominate the population will exhibit five basic traits, called an r-selected Reproductive Strategy. These traits are all designed to best exploit the free resource availability. In nature, the r-selected strategy is best seen in the rabbit, which lives in fields of grass it will never fully consume. The five traits are, competition and risk avoidance, promiscuity, low-investment single parenting, earlier age of sexualization of young, and no loyalty to in-group. These traits are ultimately designed to selfishly maximize the numbers of offspring produced. Each of these offspring, though of lesser fitness, will be able to survive and reproduce freely themselves, due to the free resource availability. In r-selection nobody ends up dead, and killing or being killed is not a concern.

In r/K Theory, there is also a strategy exactly opposite to the rabbit’s, which emerges under conditions of resource scarcity. It is called the K-selected Reproductive Strategy. There, where resources are scarce, competition for resources is everywhere, and some individuals will die due to failure in competition, and the resultant resource denial that this produces. This produces the K-strategy, which is best seen in the wolf. This strategy also has five psychological traits – competitiveness/aggressiveness/protectiveness, mate monopolization/monogamy, high-investment two-parent child-rearing, later age of sexualization of young, and high loyalty to in-group. This psychology is designed to form highly fit and competitive groups that succeed in group competition, all while capturing and monopolizing the fittest mate possible, as a means of making their offspring genetically fitter than those of competitors. Here, the goal is not to simply consume as much as possible yourself and produce as many baby-making machines as you can, with little regard to their fitness. Here, the goal is to help your group succeed in its competition for the scarce resources, and then produce offspring of as high a fitness as possible, so they may carry your genes forward by succeeding in competition themselves. It is obvious why every r-strategy ideal would act as a repellent to a K-strategist, since each ideal would guarantee failure in the K-selected environment.

The premise of this highly substantiated scientific work is that all of politics is really a battle between the K-strategist wolves within our society, designed to battle in a world of scarce resources and fierce competition, and the r-strategist rabbits, designed to freely graze the bounty of a sudden resource glut and rapidly explode in numbers to exploit such a glut.

The implications of such a work on our perceptions of each ideology’s morals and propriety are mind boggling. Get the book for free, and see for yourself!

r/K Selection Theory

A concept in biology which postulates that nature will tend to produce two different psychologies, each adapted to a specific environment. It states that animals which are competitive and protective of family, sexually selective and monogamous, imbued with regard for two parent family life, desirous that offspring wait until mature to mate, and loyal to in-group are designed to produce highly fit and competitive offspring, designed to compete in an environment of resource scarcity.

Animals that exhibit a cowardly nature, promiscuous mating strategy, single parenting style, early sexualization of young, and no loyalty to in-group are designed to exploit a resource glut by producing as many offspring as possible, as fast as possible, without regard to offspring quality.

The K-selected Wolf

Wolves are a quintessential K-strategist species. Wolves are competitive and protective, because they must fight for food to survive. They carefully select the fittest mate, and monopolize that fit mate, so that their offspring will be as genetically fit as possible, relative to peers. They embrace two-parent family values, as offspring are reared carefully in a loving and supportive pack/family environment, so they will have the best chance of succeeding themselves in their own competitions. They do not allow offspring to mate until mature and proven in competition, so any immaturity will not lead to their offspring securing sub-par monogamous mates. Finally, they develop a strong pack-loyalty to maximize the chances of their pack’s competitive success, and by extension, their own. Males evolve to be courageous and strong as they set out to provision the family and absorb any risk, while females carefully nurture offspring back at the den.

The r-selected Rabbit

Rabbits are quintessential r-strategists. Rabbits live in fields of grass they never fully exhaust. Their goal is to produce as many offspring as quickly as possible. They flee from danger, because to fight for food that they can get elsewhere is an unnecessary risk. They mate promiscuously with any mate, because their goal is solely to reproduce, absent concerns for genetic quality – when resources are everywhere, even the most defective offspring can find food, mate, and pass genes forward. While males are off mating as often as possible, females raise offspring alone, and quickly send them on their way to whelp a new litter. Offspring begin having sex early, to maximize numbers of their own offspring. Loyalty to in-group is unknown to the rabbit, because there is no competition for resources, since resources are everywhere. Among r-strategists, males will tend to exhibit smaller, more feminine, less robust physical qualities, to better facilitate fleeing and showy displays of flash and beauty, to facilitate mate attraction, and mating. r-strategist females, by contrast will tend to grow big, assertive, and ill-tempered, to better occupy a more masculine family role, provisioning and protecting the offspring they raise alone.

Liberalism isn’t intellectual. It is merely the rabbit’s r-selected Reproductive Strategy, intellectualized in humans who exhibit it instinctually. Its only purpose is to exploit a resource excess in our society. This information kills Liberals, if you point it out to them, because it strips Liberalism of any intellectual justification, leaving it as merely a conglomeration of r-selected urges that K-selected humans oppose instinctually. This work is what we were waiting for, and it will alter our political debates forever.

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Following The Money: Draining The Modernist’s Money Swamp Begins…

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trump-supertrumpAs has been discussed ad nauseam on this blog, the key to defeating the neo-Modernist heresy is, as per the 6th Principle of the LEX ARMATICUSStop giving these leftists money!

Now this Stop giving these leftists money! trend is picking up speed. Below is a post from Breitbart News about the beginning of the “swamp draining”. (see here)

I would also like to bring the Schema For The Upcoming FrancisChurch USA Liquidation. (Updated) post to your attention. For all the Faithful who are still parishioners of the the post-conciliar church, please keep the information contained in this post at the forefront of your thoughts. I will most likely be very useful a lot sooner than you think.

Back to the subject at hand.

Reading the below, also notice the “network”. Notice the connectivity between the United Nations (publicly funded) – the national governments (public funding) – international religious organizations (publicly subsidized) and the local “churches” ( subsidized by their umbrella organizations).

In this above set out and defined schema, what we are seeing is that the biggest source of these funds is being cut off. This stoppage will place additional pressure on the Foundations which receive their funds from the private sector.

Of critical importance is to understand the downstream effects, namely that these Foundations will either need to scale back their destructive activities or will have to start drawing down on their assets otherwise. And if The Donald wins a second election in 4 years time, this heinous and parasitic element that is sucking the life’s blood out of not only the Catholic Church but of Western Civilization, will be significantly weakened. 

Of further critical importance to understand is that these staff layoffs, amounting to 20 of US based staff, come just by limiting the number of “refugees” that are allowed into the country. We haven’t even begun speaking about federal fund cuts to these programs yet.

Good news indeed and didn’t I tell you that The Donald is not like the others.

And now on to the Breitbart News post:

An evangelical relief and development agency that works with the United Nations’ refugee program announced Wednesday that it will lay off 140 staff members and close five offices.

World Relief, which is one of the nine U.S. organizations that works with the UN, called the decision “a direct result of the recent decision by the Trump Administration,” citing President Trump’s executive order that capped the number of refugees allowed into the United States, the Washington Post reported.

The organization will close its offices in Boise, Idaho; Columbus, Ohio; Miami; Nashville; and Glen Burnie, Md. and lay off 20 percent of its 650 U.S.-based employees. It has 2,500 employees around the world.

Several of the nine resettlement agencies including World Relief have launched fundraisers to cover the unexpected losses they anticipate from the number of refugees admitted.

“It will impact all nine resettlement agencies, so the infrastructure for refugee resettlement in our country — built over decades, at least since the Refugee Act of 1980 — could be decimated,” Matthew Soerens of World Relief said.

The nonprofit agencies that participate in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program are partially funded by the federal government in addition to their fundraising efforts. Most of the agencies are religious, such as World Relief and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

World Relief received about $42 million in government grants, which amounts to almost three-fourths of the ministry’s total revenue of $62 million, according to the latest IRS filings from the ministry.

Most federal funding for World Relief comes in a one-time, per-refugee grant of $2,025, most of which gets used for expenses such as rent for an apartment and a caseworker for newly arrived refugees during their first 90 days in the country, Soerens said.

Now, the organization has to use nongovernmental funding to make up the difference.

World Relief’s chief executive Tim Breene said the layoffs will impact staff that brought specific expertise to helping refugees, including the ability to speak uncommon languages.

“This represents a loss of more than 140 jobs — which by itself is deeply troubling — but also decades of organizational expertise and invaluable capacity to serve the world’s most vulnerable people,” Breene said.

The organization has made their disdain for Trump’s executive order known. World Relief brought together 100 evangelical pastors and leaders who normally don’t get involved in politics last week to buy an advertisement in the Washington Post that denounced Trump’s executive order.

One World Religion – Francis Overreach…

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The subject matter of the post below is something that I have been writing about in past posts. The ONE WORLD RELIGION is part of what is known as the United Nations Agenda 21 project.

The last post I put up on this was this one here: Thank God For Dunning-Kruger Types!

And now this below appears at Hilary White’s excellent blog What’s up with FrancisChurch?

If the information provided below is accurate, it means two things of the top of my head:

First it confirms that the Francis bishopric of Rome is coming to an end. Just as a reminder, here is how “Francis’ brain”, one Archbishop Victor Manuel Fernandez, who we have dubbed as the Loose Canon, presents “the game plan”:

When Francis says he will have a short pontificate doesn’t this help his adversaries?

“The pope must have his reasons, because he knows very well what he’s doing. He must have an objective that we don’t understand yet. You have to realize that he is aiming at a reform that is irreversible. If one day he should intuit that he’s running out of time and he doesn’t have enough time to do what the Spirit is asking him, you can be sure he will speed up.”

Please remember, Dunning-Kruger types like to boast about how smart they are. So what they will do is Signal what their plans are. It’s an inferiority complex thing. But I digress… What we might be a witness to is that Francis feels that his time is coming to an end. So he is “speeding up” his generation of novelties.

The second thing is this: I wonder if the Lutherans and other proddies know what Francis is up to?

Here is what I mean. In order to do a ONE WORLD RELIGION MERGER, one must assume that the “documentation” must be in place. On the other hand, I somehow wonder how they could have put the paperwork in place without word of this getting out. I mean, if for no other reason, the collection plate (revenue) sharing must be defined before the pen is put to paper.

And without some sort of a document, even if there is an “agreement in principle” in place, Francis has nothing. Legally speaking, that is.

And joint theological statements don’t count.

So the picture that is being presented is that this is a seat of the pants operation.

And even with everything that Francis has been able to get away with up to now, the novelties were not those that a neo-Modernist would consider of significant importance.

But now the situation is different.

Now we are talking about MONEY.

And that changes the dynamic!

I will leave off here to get this post up, but will have more to say about this as events progress…

Fra Cristoforo: Francis had plans with Clinton to “rehabilitate” Catholic non-negotiables “in a soft manner”

The Catholic TwittFace world is popping and sparking and buzzing and sizzling with this, like an Italian electrical socket.

This anonymous blog in Italian, clearly based in Rome, is the latest coolest thing among the Rome Vatican-watchers. There. Y’all’re running with the cool kids now!

(To head off the inevitable barrage of questions: no, I have no idea who he is.)

So far we’ve only had it in crappy Google-translate English. But a friend has helpfully helped to clarify the details with a good translation from the Italian original.

“Tip-offs III: the great “renewals” of Bergoglio” by Fra Cristoforo

Let me tell you a story. Last Thursday, in a coffee bar in front of the Porta S. Anna (facing Vatican City) a Monsignor (very close to Bergoglio) in his 50s and a layman go for a coffee. The discussion turns to the “dubia”.

The Monsignor, with an “enough” says: “The Pope will never answer the “dubia” of the 4 Cardinals. He will never lower himself to their level. Francis has much bigger plans, which do not stop with Italy. The only hitch during this period has been the election of Trump.

To which the layman replied: “And what has Trump got to do with Amoris Laetitia?”

“He has everything to do with it” replied the Monsignor, continuing: “the aim was to back Clinton, because she has a special relationship with Francis. They’re in frequent contact. And the goal to be reached was that the Catholic Church was to rehabilitate certain “non negotiable” principles in a soft manner, in such a way that the Vatican too would have had strong global political support, which is needed at this time, above all for the big manoeuvres which are coming.”

About this we must agree with the great Assange… read here

The layman even more amazed says: “And which manoeuvres are coming?”

The Monsignor sips the last drops of coffee and says: “But have you still not understood that the vision which you have of the Church has been left behind?

“…But do you not understand that today the Pope is a world leader? That had Ratzinger stayed we’d all be finished. Do you know what the next manoeuvre will be? Precisely the diaconate for women. Because it’s the only way to show our concrete closeness to the Lutherans and Anglicans. And you will see that by November we will have the diaconate for women. Not of course identical with what you think. But it will come very close.”

“BY NOVEMBER.”

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There it is, in so many words what was said confidentially by the Monsignor of the Secretariat of State.

Now let us take a moment to reflect. Saint Peter’s Square is by this point almost always empty (and ‘Tv 2000’ only films that small group of people crowded together in front of the window.) What do the faithful matter to Bergoglio? From the contents of this conversation it can be inferred that the Argentinean has plans much broader than evangelisation. Often and willingly he has said that evangelisation is a form of proselytism, which is not OK. Just recently he even said that he is worried that in certain congregations there are many vocations.

There you are. He seeks only himself. He seeks to keep the spotlights on himself, and not to tread on anyone’s toes, because he is the LEADER.

And Jesus Christ does not concern him. How unlike St Paul. The Apostle to the gentiles said “we are become as the refuse of the world” (1 Cor 4,9-13) precisely because in first place he put evangelisation. Bergoglio instead, to the prejudice of Christ and of the salvation of souls, wants the first place for himself.

Dear readers, this is the reality. And in a week there will be more appalling news. But I won’t anticipate the press releases.

The reason behind my anonymity is this. I am a priest, but I HAVE TO be anonymous. Otherwise I would no longer have any way of writing these things to you. I have reflected on this a great deal in these last months. But I still cannot reveal myself publicly. I do however still think it important that the faithful “understand” the dynamics which are evolving in the See of Peter. And these discussions at the coffee bar are for me extremely relevant, and in conscience I have to communicate them to you.

Fra Cristoforo

And the question about the “bomb” Perp Francers is preparing for the “whole world” is running around Rome journalist circles. Everyone seems to be talking about “the big one,” though no one knows exactly what it’s supposed to be.

Personally, my money’s on an Ecumenical Council. Vatican III that his buddy Kasper has wanted all these years. But if this is true, there is an even bigger question. Councils aren’t just a happy little get-together. They always have a stated goal. They are called for particular ends.

It might be a good idea to ask ourselves, what could Jorge Mario Bergoglio want badly enough to call an Ecumenical Council to get?

What could he want that he does he not already have?

Throwing Francis Under The “Joy Of Sex” Bus…

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cardinal-coccopalmarioYesterday was a watershed day for the Francis bishopric of Rome. To be more precise, what transpired yesterday was the result of a coup d’etat by the Catholic forces behind the Sacred Vatican Walls against the populist (Evita) Peronist dictator Jorge Bergoglio.

The execution of this coup has left Francis, or to be more precise Francis’ “personal magisterium” in shambles. By definitively destroying Francis’ teaching office, or that which was left of it, Francis has lost any authoritative power to superimpose his “revolutionary TRANSRATIONAL ramblings and musings” onto the Universal Magisterium. 

So what happened yesterday?

Well, one Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, the author of the supposedly definitive and “official” response (“The Response™ according to Fr. Z.), by proxy of Francis, the bishop of Rome (?), to the Dubia of the 4 Cardinals, did not show up to his book launch (containing the “official” response) press conference.

Which leaves a very big dangling question, namely: why did Cd. Coccopalmerio, the author of the supposedly “official” and definitive The Response™ not show up to the press conference and what is its significance?

In an attempt to answer this question, several posts have appeared. Among them are those here and here and here. They all are worth the read, yet none of these appear to take a stab as the “Why”.

Which actually tees up this subject for your humble blogger. Let’s face it, explaining this situation lines itself right up in the sweet spot of this blog.

So here goes…

The official DEUS EX MACHINA HYPOTHESIS as to “why” Cd. Coccopalmerio did not show up at his book launch press conference, a booklet in reality, that is supposedly the definitive and “official” response to the 4 Cardinal Dubia and its “significance” follows.

First to understand the significance of what happened yesterday, one must begin by understanding the significance of who Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio “is” and “what” Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio represents.

If you dear reader recall, Cd. Coccopalmerio is one of the core members of the Francis subversives. In our post titled Optics: When realities collide!, we observed that Cd. Coccopalmerio is a member in good standing in the informal group known as the “Cenacolo degli amici di Francesco”. Actually, Cd. Coccopalmerio was with Francis right from the beginning. We first were introduced to Cd. Coccopalmerio’s activities at a small meeting of the “Cenacolo degli amici di Francesco”, or as we dubbed it, the “Friends of Francis”. Here is the background:

From the blog Rossoporpora.org edited by the Vatican correspondent Joseph Ruskin, we learn of the existence of the “Cenacle of Friends of Francis”,  “Francis” being the current Pope Francis. It is a small group of journalists and intellectuals who could be described assupporters led by the Vatican correspondent of the GR1 Raffaele Luise and formed shortly after his election to the pontificate of Pope Bergoglio.

And here is how Cd. Coccopalmerio fits in:

Of all the possible interpretations of the magisterium of Pope Francis, one of the Last Supper Raffaele Luise is among the most progressive. No coincidence that at the first public event three nights ago in Rome, the keynote speakers were the inevitable Cardinal Walter Kasper and Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio. Given the number of guests at the event, probablythe Last Supper” could refer to the number of participants (no more than twenty present at all).

This passage above was posted on Fr. Z’s blog on the 14th of November 2014.

From this passage, we can see that the FrancisMercy movement was and, it would be fair to say, still is quite small. And one can say that Cd. Coccopalmerio is an integral part, if not one of the founding members of this small “Cenacolo degli amici di Francesco” cabal.

Understanding this above, one then can then go on and assess the importance of what transpired yesterday.

The simplest manner in which to describe what happened yesterday was that by Cardinal Coccopalmerio not appearing, nor even being in the room of the press conference that presented his booklet which was supposed to contain that which Fr. Z has coined “The Response™” and then justifying his absence with a trivial excuse, he in FACT threw Francis under the “Joy of Sex” bus.

Which raises the question, why did Cardinal Coccopalmerio, an integral part of the Friends of Francis cabal and one of Francis’ and Cd. Kasper’s oldest ally, bail on Francis?

The reason has to do most likely with the situation behind the Sacred Vatican Walls. The direct cause most likely has to do with two recent developments, namely the FrancisMercy posters and the L’Osservatori parody mailing. Actually, more than these events, what has created the real “issue” was the FrancisResponse to these incidents. Here is how Fr. Blake summarizes these incidents in his post titled Putting up Walls: (emphasis added)

Something seems to be abroad at the moment, posters going up over Rome, fake copies of L’Osservatore or even satirical songs like ‘That’s Amoris’ being circulated among Vatican staff, the response seems to be typical of South American dictators: getting the police in to investigate and clamping down on the perpetrators and treating something which really is school-boyish as a major incident. In response, it seems, even the Pope’s Council of Cardinals have made a ‘pledge of allegiance’. Today Cardinal Coccopalmerio cancelled a press release of his book on Amoris Laetitia, which some had seen as an answer to the ‘dubia’, one suspects to be briefed by the Pope and his advisers.
Francis.

Given the above, the question then needs to be asked: Why was Cardinal Coccopalmario scared off, “cancelling a press release” and skipping the entire press conference.

The answer to this question comes via the MondayVatican website. In a post titled Pope Francis observes, judges, and acts. And begins establishing a parallel Curia from the 3rd of March 2014, we are provided the following insights into what most likely is Cardinal Coccopalmario’s thought process:

Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, was first to raise the notion a Moderator Curiae (Ed note: as a possible solution to Francis’ ill-fated Curial reform). A very skilled law expert, Cardinal Coccopalmerio introduced this concept to the General Congregations together with his own ideas for reform. It was a precise program.

Please recall that the primary reason for why Jorge Bergoglio was elected as the bishop of Rome was due to his promise of Curial reform. Turns out that at the 2013 Conclave, Francis had a competing reformer. Here is that passage:

This project of reform gained a lot of support in the conclave. According to rumors, Cardinal Coccopalmerio had been the  most-voted Italian cardinal in the conclave because of his views.

So that sets the CONTEXT. 

Aside, more context here.

Concluding, what is of importance is to note that Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmario is an ambitious prelate. He is so ambitious in fact, that he not only gauged the sentiment of the College of Cardinals before the 2013 Conclave, but he had a plan in hand entering that Conclave.

Supporting the evidence that Cardinal Coccopalmario is one who can read the mood that exists behind the Sacred Vatican Walls, is the citation that he was the most-voted Italian cardinal in the conclave

This could also be the reason that the good Cardinal jumped onto the Francis bandwagon early in the Francis bishopric of Rome. Being on the side of Francis – The German Bishops’ Conference – KIRCHENSTEUER and the “right” side of history appeared to be a wise decision.

Fast forward to today, being an insider who can gauge the mood behind the Sacred Vatican Walls, the good Cardinal must now be aware of the prevailing anti-Francis sentiment. The FrancisMercy posters and the L’Osservatori cited by Fr. Blake surely must have made an impression on Cardinal Coccopalmario. That impression must have been one that suggested to the Cardinal that he needs to be very, very careful.

On the other hand being not only a close ally of Cardinal Kasper and Francis, and also being a very skilled law expert and the President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, it is not a leap of faith that the good Cardinal would have received a “request” from Francis. A “request” that the good Cardinal could not refuse.

Update: That was fast. Over at Rorate Caeli, we get this passage: “… we are told that Cardinal Coccopalmerio’s new book on Amoris Laetitia, written at the request of Pope Francis,…” 

And if the above is a correct reading of the situation, what we have is an ambitious Cardinal who is trying to position himself for the next conclave – he will be 79 this March – so there still is time, or if time runs out, to be at least close to the “power” in his retirement, then it makes sense to “issue a booklet” that can be seen as a token gesture of support for Francis.

Aside, it seems that Francis is in desperate need of all the visible signs of support he can get these days.

On the other hand, being a good judge of the mood behind the Sacred Vatican Walls, Cardinal Coccopalmario sees that the Francis papal line is most likely a one and done affair. Taking a “strong” position in support of Francis’ material and most likely formal heresy is not a career enhancing position.

So sending out a SIGNAL that all is not as it seems, by BLATENTLY not appearing at the booklet launch, while providing a BANAL excuse in the form of a scheduling conflict for not attending The purportedly definitive and “official” Response™ to the 4 Cardinal’s Dubia booklet that he himself wrote, is the best that the poor Cardinal could manage.

And by doing so, throwing Francis under the “Joy of Sex” bus.

And with Francis, his “teaching office” as well.

PS If the above is the case, one also has to wonder why Francis felt that he needed to hang the ambitious Cardinal out to dry.

 

 

 

 

On Turning The Tables…

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francis-fake-newsYour humble blogger is taking some time off, spending it with his family. So today, a repost from the Zero Hedge website via Townhall.com.

One note before we get to the post. Please keep in mind that whether we are speaking about the secular left or Team Francis, it is the same mechanism that is being used.

The good news is that the GOOD GUYS are beginning to play smart.

It’s about time.

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Kurt Schlichter Shoves Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals” Right Back In “The Left’s Ugly Face”

The Left is getting massively out-Alinsky’d, and the hilarious thing is that this band of withered hippies, unemployable millennial safe-space cases, and unlovable and unshaven libfeminists don’t even know it.

Oh, their masters sure know it. Soros is bitterly having to ramp up his infusions of blood money to keep his community-organized “grassroots” movements afloat. The less dumb ones among the lying dinosaur media are panicking as their influence fades, and Chuck Schumer is enduring such a non-stop parade of serial humiliations that if the Senate were a penitentiary, he’d be McConnell’s prison Mitch.

The Leftist mafia godmaleidentifyingparents pulling the strings of the Marxist Muppets know the score – they are losing. And it’s awesome. Because, finally, the Right has taken Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and shoved it up where #TheResistance don’t shine.

Thank you, Andrew Breitbart. You yelled “Follow me!” and led a movement that had previously been dominated by doofy wonks and bow-tied geeks over the top in a glorious bayonet charge against the paper tiger liberal elite. The Left hadn’t taken a good, solid gut punch since Ronald Reagan turned the Oval Office keys over to the wimpcons who found fighting Democrats uncouth because conflict made for awkward luncheons down at the club. Bizarrely, the guy who picked up the standard and carried it forward when our beloved commander was felled by fate was a New York billionaire with no identifiable ideological foundation who instinctively understood the one thing that could make up for his other failings: He knows how to fight liberals and win. For Donald Trump and the revitalized conservative movement, Alinsky’s book isn’t some dusty old commie tome – it’s a lifestyle.

Alinsky’s Rules are relatively simple, and they make sense when you are fighting a conventional opponent with an interest in maintaining the status quo. The Rules are terrific for dealing with an old-school conservative guy who drives a Buick, enjoys gardening, and doesn’t want any trouble. They aren’t so effective against conservative brawlers who like to punch, and who aren’t too fussy about whether it’s with tweets or with fists.

The Rules are not some magic incantation; they are simply some tactical principles that work in certain kinds of fights against certain kinds of opponents – particularly ones willing to unilaterally disarm in the face of an unprincipled enemy. But once the secret is out, it’s relatively easy to turn them around on an enemy that is so stupid it thinks it’s going to gain widespread acceptance among normal Americans by dressing up as genitalia. That’s why the thirteen classic Alinsky Rules are playing out right now in a way the Left did not expect.

 
 

Rule 1: “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Actually, we now have a lot of power. No, we don’t have direct power over liberal bastions like Hollywood, the media and academia, but by threatening to use governmental levers of power to impact their tax breaks, copyright laws, and subsidies, we can pound them into submission. And Trump is clearly willing to use all his powers to beat the living liberalism out of our enemy.

Wait, this is where the Fredocons loosen their bow ties and stutter, “Why…we can’t…Professor Wellington Wimpenheimer IV would not approve…it’s so mean…oh, well I never!”

Wake up. Man up. If you ever want to win (and maybe someday even kiss a girl) you need to get real. They hate us, and we either win or we spend the rest of our miserable lives as Boxer the Horse, slaving away to fund the welfare state under the lash of the Left until it decides it’s time to pack us off to the glue factory.

Rule 2: “Never go outside the expertise of your people” and Rule 3: “Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy.” Stupid GOP wonkcons want to fight to where the liberals are strong, like on entitlements. Trump is smart enough to fight where liberals are weak, like on the economy. And he’s going to throw down some serious jujitsu by doing a liberal thing – infrastructure spending – in a conservative way. He’s a developer – he knows how to build stuff, and he will freak the Left out by delivering concrete results (not the least of them, a wall) where liberals (for whom “infrastructure” means giving our money to their deadbeat constituents) never actually build stuff anymore. As a conservative, I’m not thrilled about “infrastructure” spending. But as a conservative insurgent who wants to see the Left on its collective collectivist back, twitching like a dying roach, I’m thrilled.

Rule 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” This is not so much about pointing out the lies and hypocrisy that constitute Leftist orthodoxy – the vicious racism they deny is racism because it’s anti-white, the racism against non-whites who refuse to serve a liberal master, the sexism against women who think babies should be actually be born, and so on. It’s about not letting them tie us into knots by using our morals and values as bear traps to immobilize and neutralize us. Fortunately, most of us have discovered how losing our superficial “political values” helps us regain our freedom. We have embraced the power of not #caring. And liberals have no idea what to do when they shout “Trump is a meanie,” and we shrug, smile, and bust out with an impromptu interpretive dance to celebrate Neil Gorsuch.

Rule 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Actually, the AR15 a more potent weapon, but ridicule will do as long as the Left doesn’t try to make good on its countless threats of violence and tyranny. Regardless, we finally we have a conservative corps that is willing to mock the members of that motley collection of pompous, inept, lying jerks we call the Democrat Party and its media catamite corps. When they turn around and try to mock us back, well, we aren’t watching their late night hack comics anymore, and frankly they can make all the jokes they want. The punchline is still going to be “And then the Republicans repealed Obamacare.”

Rule 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” I’m having fun watching the liberals lose. How about you?

Rule 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” I don’t know – I doubt I am ever going to be tired of so much #winning.

Rule 8: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up.” Remember the Trump outrage du jour a couple days ago when we were supposed to be on the verge of war with Australia? Well, Down Under’s kangaroos and giant scary spiders still wander freely, and we’ve long since moved on. President Trump has been busy owning the news cycle with appointments, executive orders, and the occasional squirrel-sighting tweet that sends the media chasing off on a rodent-seeking tangent. Oh no, Kellyanne Conway said to buy Ivanka’s stuff – if I ever cared (and I never did), I’ve already moved on to giggling about the progressive freak out over ICE being allowed to do its job again.

Rule 9: “The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.” No, Alinsky was wrong. The thing itself is much, muchworse – as Democrats will find out when President Trump signs the law mandating national concealed carry reciprocity.

Rule 10: “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition.” Democrats are trying to do the massive resistance thing again, and it’s going about as well as when they tried the massive resistance thing against integration. It may arouse libs in blue cities and on soon-to-be-defunded college campuses, but normals are getting tired of the nonstop Leftist nonsense. See Rule 7. Conversely, Trump’s nonstop series of orders, appointments, and policies seems to be helping him – mostly because they are popular.

Rule 11: “If you push a negative hard enough, it will push through and become a positive.” Unhinged Leftist obstruction, including violence, is driving people right. However, leftist harping on Trump’s rough edges seems to be backfiring – instead of “Oh my, what a brute!” people seem to be saying “Good. He fights.”

Rule 12: “The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative.” Trump has a program and it’s popular. What’s the Democrats’ program? “Give us more of your money so we can buy votes from welfare cheats, and then we’ll lecture you on your privilege?”

The Democrats have no meaningful policies because their entire focus is on them regaining and keeping power – that’s their desired end state, not a country made great again, and that’s why they get no traction anywhere on the map outside of the dysfunctional blue spots. Watch for then to eventually seriously propose secession by the liberal states – after the last few months, I’ve been tempted to move my novel People’s Republic, about California ignoring the admonition to never go full Venezuela, over to the nonfiction section.

Rule 13: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Well, they try to. They try to make Trump a demonic chimera composed of bits and pieces of Hitler, Mussolini, and more Hitler, and he just doesn’t care. We don’t care, because we know what they are really saying is that we normals are the monsters, that it’s not Trump governing that is illegitimate but that it is we normals having a voice in governing ourselves that is illegitimate.

And now we are woke, as the ridiculous Left would put it, to the Left’s tired Alinsky antics. We see it’s all a lie. It’s all a scam. And we aren’t playing the game by their rules anymore.

Proselytization: A Rational Framework…

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Yesterday, your humble blogger got a bit sidetracked, going into further detail with respect to the official Deus Ex Machina (DEM) HYPOTHESIS pertaining to the “destruction” of the Institutional Church. This diversion was brought about by a loyal reader and the comment he wrote in the comment box under the post titled If The Shoes Fit…, and I suggest a quick reading before you, dear reader proceed to the below post.

And then  over at the One Peter Five website came to the assistance of your humble blogger here. But I digress…

What is of utmost importance to understand and I need to be very clear about this, the DEM official HYPOTHESIS pertaining to the destruction of the Institutional Church rests solely on the suppression of the Aristotelian definition of what constitutes TRUTH. More precisely, the suppression of an objective definition of TRUTH, i.e. bringing the mind into conformity with reality (‘adaequatio rei et intellectus’) to a subjective definition, i.e. bringing thought into line with life (‘adaequatio realis mentis et vitae’), IS at the ROOT CAUSE of the present day problems afflicting the Universal Church, especially in the lands that constitute Western Civilization.

Given the above, it is fair to say that the problems afflicting the Institutional Church are ones of a philosophical nature.

What’s more, the problems afflicting Western Civilization appear also to be of a philosophical nature. Actually, the problems afflicting Western Civilization can be diagnosed as being the SAME as those that are afflicting the Institutional Church.

As to the above wider Western Civilization HYPOTHESIS, I have been providing links to the youtube videos being produced by Stefan Molyneux. This is not accidental and there is a method to this madness.

The reason why I have been linking to the Molyneux videos is that Stefan and his guests, very concisely and poignantly not only diagnose the problems that have been brought about by the adaptation of the logically false ‘adaequatio realis mentis et vitae’ definition of truth, but provide a very effective framework for finding a cure for the Modernist, or rather the neo-Modernist disease.

Furthermore, the appropriateness of using the Molyneux videos as a guide to developing and disseminating a remedy for that which afflicts the Institutional Church is this: Stefan Molyneux’s approach is universal.

To be more precise, Stefan’s approach works on a very basic level. In other words, Stefan can engage, on a rational level with people who have a very diverse set of personal beliefs. For those who have been taking advantage of actually going into the provided links, will notice how Stefan can have a coherent, intelligent conversations with people who are Catholic – Gavin McInness or those who are Christian – Vox Day, Dr. Duke Pesta (he might be Catholic) on the one hand and people who are avowed atheists – Michael Shermer on the other hand. And this continuum is collectively exhaustive. Collectively exhaustive to people who still possess a rational thought process, that is.

What all of the above mentioned people have in common, other than their capacity to think critically and rationally, is that they are searching for what can be called the “meaning of their existence”. In other words, they are trying to understand not only how they got HERE, but why they ARE here.

Allow me to beat this dead horse a bit further…

Looking at it through the framework of Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the one common characteristic of the above named individuals is that they all function at an intellectual level above the base level of satisfying their biological and physiological needs (basic life needs – air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sleep, sex, etc.).

Given the above, and provided that it is an accurate and correct observation, and I think it is, it would appear to this humble blogger that we as Catholics and Restorationists have identified a “level” on which we can carry on our public discourse with a wider audience.

The basis on which to carry out this wider discourse going forward, is what is known as one of the sources of our Faith, namely through our senses:  as known through “natural light of human reason from the things that are made”.

Therefore, it would appear as a framework for carrying out this “wider discourse with the rational elements of humanity” can look as follows:

(1) Identify – Identify individuals who are searching for what can be called the meaning of life and identify the level at which he can be engaged.

(2) Evangelize – These identified individuals need to be engaged on a rational, philosophical level.

(3) Proselytize – Once these individuals are engaged on a philosophical level, they can be brought to the supernatural level.

(4) What needs to be kept in mind is that Our Lord did not come to save everyone, (pro omnes) but only to save the many (pro multis). Even if we cannot convert everyone to the ONE TRUE FAITH, we can gain valuable allies to which we can relate on a Natural Law and rational, philosophical level, to at least help in saving Western Civilization.

Concluding, what is of utmost importance to understand is that the above framework is a structured framework. This framework is a methodology that addresses the individual’s needs at that level that is amenable to that particular individual with who we are engaging.

An example of how to engage at an amenable level of discourse has been provided in the Molyneux video titled Evidence for God?, that we linked to in our previous post. Notice how the lady, Amy – a practicing Catholic engages Stefan – a self described atheist during the conversation. At one point Stefan, using sensory evidence, as known through “natural light of human reason from the things that are made, admits (which he frequently does, btw…) that there is a compelling case for the belief in the existence of God.

It is to this point where ALL exchanges between rational people can be brought.

The opposite side of the above positive case is that for those instances where an exchange cannot be brought to this point, we are in fact dealing with an ideologue

In the above identified positive case, problems arise when we as Catholics do not make a distinction between the natural part of our Faith and the supernatural part of our Faith. An excellent example of just situation I am providing in the video above.

Notice the call-in guest, one Mark, trying to make the rational case for the existence of God, while interjecting arguments from the supernatural source of our Faith. As you can see dear reader, it becomes a messy process.

Also notice that Mark’s conversation is not as effective as the one in the video with the Catholic Amy.

I will leave off here.

However, I will say that there are reasons for this, but I will save those for a future post.

 

 

All Roads Lead To Catholicism…

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So I’m beginning to “trigger” some of my regular readers.

Here’s what I mean. I got this in my comment box from an individual whose opinion I respect highly and will continue to do so… on an objective level that is. Here is the “offending” quote that was written in response to my HYPOTHESIS, as to the nature of the disintegration of the post-conciliar church that I outlined in my previous post here:

And the simplest explanation is not malfeasance on the part of the Modernists, for this is giving them too much credit. Their theological productions are widely panned as incompetent, and yet you’d have them be the most cunning of conspirators capable of bringing the entire Catholic Church down by changing one word? I’m sorry, but that is ridiculous.

I will not name the offended party.

As to the cunning and intelligence of the conspirators, cunning yes, intelligent no. Think about the current bishop of Rome, yes?

Now, my HYPOTHESIS may be correct or it may be not correct, but it is definitely not “ridiculous” (arousing or deserving ridicule :  extremely silly or unreasonable :  absurd, preposterous).

What’s more, the opinion that my reader proposed as his competing HYPOTHESIS as to the disintegration of the post-conciliar church, in no way excludes my HYPOTHESIS.

Here is the competing HYPOTHESIS as a matter of record:

The simplest explanation is incapacity. They (we) simply could not sustain the Catholic culture with their (our) dwindling mental capacity.

The above is correct, yet if this was the ROOT CAUSE, why did the neo-Modernists feel the need to call a church council in the first place? And a unique council at that. Actually, the most singularly unique council in Catholic history! (see here)

Below is a good recap:

How Does Vatican II Stack Up Against Other Ecumenical Councils?

Previous 20 Ecumenical Councils  Vatican II 
Called at a time of emergency in the Church. Called at a time of peace in the Church.
Purpose was to address a serious problem and to condemn errors that threatened the Church. Purpose was to make the Church which had been flourishing under Pope Pius XII even better.
Doctrinal. Pastoral.
Holy Ghost solemnly invoked to protect Council from error. Holy Ghost not solemnly invoked in the traditional way.
Errors of the time were condemned. No errors condemned. Atheistic Communism and Modernism ignored.
Teachings contained in Council documents were always built on past Tradition and are clear and unambiguous. Teachings in this Council’s documents are often ambiguous and sometimes contrary to past Tradition.
Council documents (teachings) are binding upon all Catholics under pain of excommunication. Council documents are not binding upon all Catholics due to their “pastoral” nature.
Council teaching is always infallible. Council teaching is not always infallible.
These Councils were followed by a great renewal and growth after their implementation. This Council was followed by a great disaster after its implementation. Nowhere do the fruits of Vatican II show real growth.

What’s more, the neo-Modernists felt the need to call a Church Council where doctrinal change was ruled out not only at its inception but also in the closing address and at numerous points along the way.  Here is the Council opening speech passage:

In calling this vast assembly of bishops, the latest and humble successor to the Prince of the Apostles who is addressing you intends to assert once again the Church’s Magisterium [teaching authority], which is unfailing and perdures until the end of time, in order that this Magisterium, taking into account the errors, the requirements, and the opportunities of our time, might he presented in exceptional form to all men throughout the world.15

So the council was presented as a “pastoral” council to “present” the Magisterium “in exceptional form to all men throughout the world.

Here is how Pope John XXIII saw the risks:

The greatest concern of the ecumenical council is this: that the sacred deposit of Christian doctrine should be guarded and taught more efficaciously.17

Notice the phrase “the ecumenical council”?

This reference is not necessarily an accidental  occurrence.  The intent of Pope John XXIII was to call an ecumenical council. Here is that passage (see here):

“Ecumenical council.”

These two words Pope John XXIII said to the College of Cardinals on Jan. 25, 1959, went on to shape the Catholic Church and affect the lives of Catholics and non-Catholics ever since they were spoken.

On an aside, what in essence I have done is reduce Pope John XXIII’s two words – “ecumenical council”, down to one – “subsist”.  But I digress…

At the back end, here is how Pope Paul VI explained the outward intent behind the calling of the Second Vatican Council: (see here)

The most explicit confirmation that Vatican II was not infallible was given by Pope Paul VI on Jan.12, 1966, when he stated that:

“Given the pastoral character of the Council, it avoided proclaiming in an extraordinary manner dogmas endowed with the note of infallibility.” (A. de Lassus, Vatican II: Rupture or Continuity, (French publ.), p. 11).

And here is how Pope Paul VI ended the Ecumenical Council: (see here)

This is our hope at the conclusion of this Second Vatican Ecumenical Council and at the beginning of the human and religious renewal which the council proposed to study and promote; this is our hope for you, brothers and Fathers of the council; this is our hope for the whole of mankind which here we have learned to love more and to serve better.

So what we see is a Council that from its very inception was designed as an ecumenical council. Yet the people driving this “pastoral” council felt the need to change the central tenets of the Catholic Faith. And this fits very well with the HYPOTHESIS presented by yours truly in the post titled  If The Shoes Fit…

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On a more general note, the mission statement of this blog has expanded since the original one set out as: chronicling the “Restoration of all thing in Christ”.

The reason for this modification is that I have realized that the situation that is playing itself out in the Institutional Church, is running parallel to that in Western society in general. When I chronicle the Restoration that is picking up speed in the Catholic Church (see here), I now realize that this is a much, much wider PROCESS (see here).

Now given the unchanging character of human nature, and the Laws of Nature that govern not only this behavior but the wider environment, it would be unwise to disregard the information that is being provided from the wider human experience. In essence, what we are dealing with is a wider process of which the Catholic Church is part and parcel.

What distinguishes the Catholic Church from any AND ALL of the other “players” however, is that the Catholic Church, or rather its true UNIVERSAL Magisterium, has all the answers that are being sought by the wider population.

When I listen to a call-in listener to Stefan Molyneux, like Amy here, I see a typical lost soul searching for answers to question that would be best answered by a Catholic priest. A Catholic priest like Father Z or one from the SSPX or one of its breakaway societies like those under the Ecclesial Dei Commission. If you don’t believe me, just listen here.

Anyways and moving on, what I am beginning to see is a wider phenomenon whereby an evangelization process is leading into a proselytization process, which then is leading the Restoration process.

In other words, there are a lot of lost souls who are either lapsed Catholics or have no contact with Catholicism what so ever, yet appear to be very receptive to Catholicism on a very basic level (see here). To be more precise, these people appear to be very receptive to that part of our Faith that comes from our senses as known through “natural light of human reason from the things that are made. (see here)

Now as we are all aware, Faith is a supernatural gift. The best that we can hope for is to lead a person who is searching to find God, to that point where reason ends and faith begins. And it would appear that in at least two of Stefan’s videos, that point was reached.

So when Stefan Molyneux says that he is “on a mission from God”, he in fact is telling the truth. And if we were smart, we would try to incorporate this message into our evangelization/proselytization efforts, since at this processes’ end, Catholicism rests.

If The Shoes Fit…

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Over the last couple of posts, your humble blogger has made an attempt at explaining the ROOT CAUSE behind the disintegration of the Institutional Church and the general loss of the Faith in Western Civilization in general.

I have tried to stay on a very general level looking at “big picture” themes, while holding to one of the basic tenets of this blog, namely Numquam Ponenda est Pluralitas Sine Necessitate. And as all my regular reader know, this is the methodology developed by the 14th Century Franciscan friar William of Ockham, known as Ockham’s (Occam’s) razor. The Latin text means: with all things being equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the right one.

The general proposition explaining the disintegration of the Institutional Church, as laid out by the DEUS EX MACHINA blog can be laid out on the below timeline and is as follows:

Pre Second Vatican Council (second half of 20th Century) – Neo-Modernist subversion of the definition of truth, from an Aristotelian “definition of truth as bringing the mind into conformity with reality (‘adaequatio rei et intellectus’) in favour of an account of truth as bringing thought into line with life (‘adaequatio realis mentis et vitae’). 

11 October, 1962 – The subversion of the objective meaning of truth was finalized by John XXIII when at the opening of VII he made the following logically incorrect distinction: The substance of the ancient doctrine of the deposit of faith is one thing, and the way in which it is presented is another.’ (see here)

21 November, 1964 – It was this opening that allowed for the corruption of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Lumen gentium by substituting the words “subsists in” for the word “is” when describing the Church that Our Lord founded as it relates to that conciliar church which existed in Anno Domini 1964. What this sleight of hand maneuver did was to allow for a secondary institution to arise, namely the “church of man” which was supposed to be the vehicle that would bring all the heretics and schismatic back into the fold.

3 April, 1969 – With the promulgation of the revised rite of Mass with his Apostolic Constitution Missale Romanumo, or the Mass of Paul VI, most if not all obstacles to the new “church of man” were eliminated. The largest obstacle by far, was the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. To this end, the Sacrosanctum Concilium was formed (30 January 1964, the Pope appointed Bugnini Secretary of the Council for the Implementation of the Constitution on the Liturgy) that created the Mass of Paul VI, attempting to strike any and all references to the sacrificial nature of this most perfect of Catholic Church prayers and make it acceptable to the heretics and schematics.

Given the above, today we transition from the general narrative (I am beginning to hate this word) to look at the players behind this destruction of the Institutional Church. Below is a very good post that appeared at the Townhall.com website. The observations are also in line with those that can be found in other secular sources that I will be presenting in future posts.

While reading the below, also keep in mind the situation with the “Pasquinati” that appeared in Rome recently. Think about the kind of individual(s) who would try to “search out and destroy” any critics who would dare question either their judgement or their capacity for exacting FrancisMercy.

As the old saying goes: if the shoe fits…

PS If you look at the above picture, “they” actually had someone go and paste over the text of the original posters. How pathetic is that?

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.

Submitted by Kurt Schlichter via Townhall.com,

Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will understand what you need to be ready to do.

You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.

Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social media. Find a leftist – it’s easy. Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they’ll come swarming like locusts. Engage them and very quickly they will drop their masks and tell you what they really think. I know. I keep a rapidly expanding file of Twitter leftist death wish screenshots.

They will tell you that Christians are idiots and vets are scum.

That normals are subhumans whose role is to labor as serfs to subsidize the progressive elite and its clients.

That you should die to make way for the New Progressive Man/Woman/Other.

Understand that when they call Donald Trump “illegitimate,” what they are really saying is that our desire to govern ourselves is illegitimate. Their beef isn’t with him – it’s with us, the normal people who dared rise up and demand their right to participate in the rule of this country and this culture.

They hate you, because by defying them you have prevented them from living up to the dictates of their false religion. Our rebelliousness has denied them the state of grace they seek, exercising their divine right to dictate every aspect of our puny lives. Their sick faith gives meaning to these secular weirdos, giving them something that fills their empty lives with a messianic fervor to go out and conquer and convert the heathens.

And the heathens are us.

Oh, there are different leftist sects. There are the social justice warriors who have manufactured a bizarre mythology and scripture of oppression, privilege, and intersectionality. Instead of robes, they dress up as genitals and kill babies as a blasphemous sacrament. Then there are the pagan weather religion oddballs convinced that the end is near and that we must repent by turning in our SUVs. Of course, the “we” is really “us” – high priests of the global warming cult like Leonardo DiCaprio will still jet around the world with supermodels while we do the ritual sacrificing of our modern comforts. Then there are the ones who simply worship themselves, the elitists who believe that all wisdom and morality has been invested in them merely because they went to the right college, think the right thoughts, and sneer at anyone living between I-5 and I-95.

But all the leftist sects agree – they have found the revealed truth, and imposing it upon the benighted normals like us is so transcendently important that they are relieved of any moral limitations. They are ISIS, except with hashtags instead of AKs, committed to the establishment of a leftist caliphate.

You wonder why the left is now justifying violence? Because they think that helps them right now. Today it’s suddenly OK to punch a “Nazi.” But the punchline is that anyone who opposes them is a “Nazi.”

You wonder why they ignore the rule of law, why they could switch on a dime from screaming at Trump for refusing to preemptively legitimize a Hillary win and then scream that he is illegitimate the moment she lost? Because their only principle is what helps the left win today. That’s why the media gleefully, happily lies every single day about every single thing it reports. Objectivity? When that stopped being a useful thing, it stopped being a thing at all.

They are fanatics, and by not surrendering, by not kneeling, and by not obeying, you have committed an unpardonable sin. You have defied the Left, and you must be broken. They will take your job, slander your name, even beat or kill you – whatever it takes to break you and terrify others by making you an example. Your defiance cannot stand; they cannot allow this whole Trump/GOP majority thing to get out of control. They must crush this rebellion of the normal, and absolutely nothing is off the table.

We’ve seen them burn UC Berkeley and how the police controlled by the leftist state government of California stood by and watched as Americans were beaten by the mob. Why? Because the government of the State of California approves of the violence. Do you think it’s a coincidence that California is doing everything it can to disarm its normals?

The Left won’t say it out loud – at least not yet – but make no mistake. If violence is what it takes for the Left to prevail, then violence we will have. You saw it, and you were meant to. Berkeley was a message about the price of dissent where leftist hold sway. And they seek to hold sway everywhere

How to we respond?

The first step is to end the denial. Open your eyes. See what is happening. Don’t allow yourself to be deluded by false nostalgia for a past period of cultural peace that existed only because, at that time, the Left was winning. They hate you. Look at Twitter. Look at Facebook. Try and tell yourself that leftists are just nice people who disagree with you on a few policy details. Stop fooling yourself.

Understand that this must get much worse before it can get better. We may wish to stop the cultural/political struggle, but they can’tstop. Their religion tells them we are greedy, racist, sexist, homophobe morons who hate science and love Hitler. How could they tolerate us? How could they ever allow us power?

They can’t. Their sick ideology and false theology requires that we be enslaved or exterminated – we can’t be tolerated, and we certainly can’t be allowed to hold the reins of power. I hoped that my novel People’s Republic, about what lies at the bottom of this blood-soaked slippery slope, would be rendered moot by the GOP’s victory in November. I was wrong. The Left has redoubled its efforts.

So the only outcome is that one side wins and the other loses. There’s no truce to be had, no possibility of a tie. And the frightening thing is that the Left is so foolish, so stuck in its bubble that it has no understanding that it can only push so far before the people with all the guns and all the training push back. That’s the problem with kids who were raised on participation trophies and who never got into a fistfight – they don’t consider the possibility that they will lose, and lose hard.

We must ensure they do. Understand your enemy. Understand that the Left will exploit your principles and morals to make you disarm yourself – figuratively and literally. Don’t play their game; don’t fall for their manufactured outrages. Never concede their lies, never take their side against the people defending your liberty. Most of all, accept the truth that if we let them win we will spend the rest of our lives on our backs with a giant Birkenstock pressed into our collective face.

They hate us. And however they come at us, we need to be prepared to fight.