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Vic Biorseth, Sunday, July 31, 2016
What is the Catholic American Thinker all about?
That's like asking what is America all about? The problem is, there are a blue million opinions and answers to what America is about, but they cannot possibly all be correct. The vast majority are wrong, and what's left are each only partially right, for there is no one answer. The nature of the American Republic is the sum total of - all of us.
And that's the problem. We have an induced and growing Identity Crisis.
Go back to basics, you say; go back to America's roots, and start over. I wish we could, but all of us will not. Many of us - who knows how many - don't particularly like America's foundational roots, and believe we should move away from that whole original ideology.
The questions the Catholic American Thinker wrestles with are,
The fact that these questions are "big" questions, too big for any one man to resolve should not dissuade each of us from trying to answer them. That's what we were blessed with brains for. We are not built to just go along to get along with the political wind blown by the few. If there is one small vestige of our American founding roots that still remains at least somewhat alive among most of us, it may be this:
It should only take a moment's reflection to agree that nations with boundaries are absolutely necessary to human civilization. The people, whether high or low, who seek to eliminate borders in favor of some vision of Globalism, or some utopian Worker's Paradise, or some grand New World Order, or some Open Society, or some dreamed-of World Government, are either men with evil intent toward all humankind, or, they are dupes and fools.
Without sovereignty, without national borders, the world descends into chaos. Period. Nations and borders are absolutely essential to human civilization. Without borders, there can only be global chaos.
And global chaos is the plan of the deceitful and evil men who promote the end of sovereignty and the end of national borders. The reason they seek chaos is that chaos presents opportunity, for feigned revolution or armed coup, or suspended (and taken over) governments, ostensibly to resolve a crisis, but in truth, designed to take over nations and/or the world, by trickery and by force.
Displace order with disorder; displace disorder with dictatorship.
That's the evil Machiavellian plan.
The "borderless is better" evil trick is what was originally behind the establishment of the European Union in the first place, and it is what is behind today's purposefully and illegally held open American borders.
There is no Utopia; there is no man-made perfect system; that's a lie.
Cultural heterogeneity is not better than homogeneity; cultural diversity is not better than commonality; a multiculture is not better than a culture. All that, too, is a culturally destructive lie. Obviously.
How did so many of us ever allow ourselves to be tricked into thinking that wild cultural diversity could provide any kind of an improvement to any identifiable human culture? Cultural diversity destroys culture.
Blurring or losing identity is not and cannot be any kind of improvement.
We Americans are not (or we should not be) just some hodgepodge collection of people, but we form a distinct, identifiable American Culture, unique in all the world. Not by race or ethnic ancestry, or by shape, size, abilities or disabilites. But rather, by our faith, our faith-driven morality, our common language, our families and upbringing, our marriages, our vocations, avocations and life experiences. All of that formed us, within the borders of a nation with a Constitution that guaranteed all of us certain rights and demanded of all of us certain responsibilities.
American Culture is a faith-based culture.
The faith is what Benjamin Franklin called "General Christianity". It is described, along with the founding principles of America, among the Christian-American-Politics pages. There you will find the God-given Natural Law rights to equality, life, liberty and property.
And the unique principle that we have no sovereign ruler, other than the Constitution, the Supreme Law of the Land, to which all elected and appointed high government officials and all members of the military must swear allegiance before assuming their responsibilities.
This is unique in all the world. From the President on down, all of us stand equal before the law. The government is temporary; the Constitution is permanent. Thus, we, alone in all the world, can say that we are a nation of laws, not of mere men.
But - to keep it going,
The reason the people must remain faithful and virtuous is threefold:
When representative law truly represents the will of a good and virtuous people, there is natural order and peace in society.
We are all formed by the society in which we are raised.
But, there are several flies in the American cultural ointment.
The advent of unconstitutional Political Parties, in the years leading into the Civil War, brought with them political agendas extraneous to and even opposing the Constitution. But the Parties gained sufficient political power to actually take over the government from the Constitution. Today, American politicians owe first allegiance to their Party, not the Constitution, and the Parties violate the Constitution regularly and with impunity.
Marxist ideology, which is absolutely antithetical to the unique American ideology, has invaded all areas of politics, political Parties, education, entertainment, publishing and news reporting. And through all of these, Marxist thought has "merged" itself into American culture itself. Nobody thinks of it as anti-American, but that is what it is.
Marxist ideologues have modified American culture for the worse. That is what is behind the secularization - the religious cleansing - of the government, the public square and even the market place.
This has lead to publicly accepted moral relativism and blatant immoral law, sometimes even unconstitutionally adjudicated - not legislated - into national "Constitutional" law, imposed from above upon all states and local jurisdictions, in violation of the 10th Amendment.
That is how all sorts of glaringly evil acts are now protected, all across the nation, as "Constitutional Rights". This is a direct attack on the faith and virtue of the people. And most or many of them don't see it.
These "rights" - on subjects not even found in Article One Section Eight, and therefore completely out of scope for any Federal Government attention at all - come close to forcing people into sin. In some cases, as in the completely unconstitutional Obamacare law, it does just that.
Some of these unconstitutional "laws" abrogated existing legitimately legislated representative law in states and local jurisdictions. Moral law, abrogated by immoral law.
This creeping Marxist ideology is behind almost every cultural flaw found in our American culture since, at least, the 1848 publishing of the Communist Manifesto. It is certainly behind the government and news media softness for Communism. Marxism favoring News Media is why the Vietnam War was lost, not on the battlefields of Vietnam, but on the streets of America and in the halls of Congress. No American unit ever lost a major battle in Vietnam, but the war was lost anyway, due to a Communist fifth column right here in America, especially in the Mainstream News, which had already become the main propaganda wing of the Communist enemy.
And this continuously secularizing ideology is what's really behind all the educationally induced antagonistic factions in America today, born of education in Feminine Studies, Black Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Climate Change Studies, Environmental Doom Studies, Gender Id Studies, White Privilege Studies, White Colonialism Studies, American Imperialism Studies, and on, and on, and on.
Colleges, and even High Schools, and even Elementary Schools, turn people into angry factions, always hostile to the majority. They even make white people guilty about being white, and racist against their own race. They even make heterosexuals guilty about being heterosexual.
The goal, as always, is chaos.
And the goal is being achieved.
We are not going anywhere as an identifiable culture until we know who we are.
You are not going anywhere as a citizen contributing to the larger culture, until you know who you are.
The three "Big Ideas" that all world politics coalesce around are:
These three political arrangements are so at odds as to be diametrically opposed to each other. They cannot coexist for long in the same culture. They are three totally different legal and political and government organizations and plans for organizing society.
The American idea is national, but infectious. Many try to emulate it or come close. Most who are attracted wind up immigrating.
The Marxist idea is global, based on Marx's Communist Manifesto, which calls for the drive to world wide International Communism.
The Islam idea is also global, based on Mohammed's call to dominate the world, and eliminate all other forms of law, government and religion.
All other nations fall short, in one way or another, of the unique American model of having the law and the law alone as being the sovereign to which men pledge allegiance.
Marxist lands, especially those that call themselves Communist, have walls and borders, but they are designed not to keep people out, but to keep citizens in. Because everyone wants to leave.
The more or less Socialist lands, that may call themselves Social Democracies, or Democratic Socialist Republics, are close to the same situation, with a dominated citizenry and an economy doomed to failure. Whatever lofty title they give themselves, they are, in general, dictatorships.
The typical European Socialist countries are odd mixtures of representative Parliamentary Democracies with "Labor" favoring Marxist Socialism. All are cruising toward economic disaster even quicker than we are, simply because they are farther down the Socialist slope than we are.
But we are catching up.
And then, of course, there are the Islamic lands; and that's a bird of a totally different feather, although there exists an on-again off-again affinity between Marxism and Islam. Both oppose everything else on earth; that may be what attracts them to each other now and then through history.
The problem is not so much today one of military threat, as it was during the Cold War, although the world is not free of military threat. The real threat today, here and everywhere, is failure to recognize Marxism and Islam as internal threats to national survival. And along with that failure of recognition is an obstinate refusal to excise and remove the parasite ideologies of Marxism and Islam from within the host nations. Including America. We are allowing hostile alien ideological forces to transform us, for their benefit, not ours. To our national destruction.
The American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are absolutely incompatible with Marxism and with Islam. Both Marxism and Islam are destructive of American culture.
Openly so. They publicly declare it to be so. They are clear about it.
Way back in the 19th century, after the American Idea had proved itself by making America the roaring success that it was among all the nations of the world, Alexis Tocqueville came to America to study the reason behind that roaring success.
His conclusion was that, number one, America was great because America was "good", in that her people were good, Christian, God-fearing people, and their government and laws were representative of them. Good people drove good representative government.
And, number two, America was a Republic, with protections preventing the decline into mere Democracy, because Democracy ultimately fails, when:
The authors of the Declaration and the authors of the Constitution knew that, and that's why they built in safeguards against sliding out of being a Representative Republic and into a Democracy. Democracies always fail. Always. Marx knew that too, and he said so, and he sought to turn that natural propensity of Democracy to fail to his own benefit.
I really thought that, in order for Marxism to ever to succeed here, it would take the final few pushes to transform America from a Constitutional Republic into just another Democracy. We were on the road to Democracy, started by the Woodrow Wilson administration, with the passage of two Constitutional Amendments aimed, eventually, at the end of the Republic, the transformation into a Democracy, and the setup for the descent into Marxism.
The two abominable Amendments of Wilson were,
Almost nobody saw the danger to the Republic in that.
Today, a Senator is absolutely no different than a member of the House of Representatives. Like the Representative, he owes his allegiance to the voters in the state, not to the State government, for the dully elected government of the State no longer appoints him to and maintains him in his post. He is no longer a Statesman; he has been reduced to being just another mere politician, competing for votes as best he can. He is now far more interested in political campaigns than in the duties of actual statesmanship.
And today, Tocqueville's warning has come to be an American reality.
The result is an ever increasing fraction of the voting population that is dependent upon the government for subsistence, and an ever decreasing fraction of the voting population that remains independent, and wishing to take care of themselves and their families, on their own, without government interference. An increase in collectivization at the expense of the family; an increase in communal property at the expense of private property; an increase in dependency, even government forced dependency, at the expense of liberty.
The killing of the American dream.
To continue that Wilsonian drive to Democracy, we have such contemporary American political luminaries as Madam Hillary, who proposes the elimination of the Electoral College, so that "The People", and the people alone, will elect Presidents. Pure Democracy, in other words. And no one is even alarmed about it.
As we said earlier, the original fear was that the more or less formal, although really unconstitutional or anti-constitutional movement into Democracy would be necessary before the economic failure would destroy us as a viable self-sustaining nation. But that was wrong. Marxism found a faster way.
The unconstitutional Political Parties have simply bypassed the Constitution entirely, and we are now accelerating to warp speed in our own still largely unrecognized purposeful national destruction.
Through the Parties, we are bypassing Democracy entirely.
Through the use of the unconstitutional Parties, the Marxists have learned that they can take us right straight into Marxism, bypassing the Democracy step entirely, and do it more quickly.
That's world politics.
The three "Big Ideas" that all world religions coalesce around are:
That may sound weird, because so many religions are left out, and Marxism is not a religion so much as an anti-religion. But we're talking about world shaking and/or world dominating religions or religious belief systems, having their effect on shaping not only local culture, but world culture, and standing in open competition against each other, as mortal enemies.
Judaism and Christianity are lumped together here not so much because of theology as because of morality. Jews and Christians share an identical moral code. Therefore, even while being miles apart on theology, they can "get along" and cooperate in the public square, in the open marketplace and in politics. They share a common sense of right and wrong, and they can deal with each other on that basis, even as they maintain separate and apart from each other in their Synagogues and Churches.
And it's the same situation between the Catholic and Orthodox Christians, and all the Protestant Christian Denominations. We may all disagree on theology, but we all agree on morality, just as with the Jews. We can therefore join hands in politics, to fight the good fight against evil, for we can all recognize evil when we see it.
Even as we keep separate in our various Churches, Temples and Synagogues, even as we jealously argue in defense of our various theologies, we can do so without killing each other. We can discuss anything at all, without fear of either side dominating the other, for that would be wrong, and we all instinctively know that. We have the same moral code. The one thing our divergent theologies and doctrines agree on is that we all may enter the Kingdom only of our own free will. We all know that.
No one can be dragged, kicking and screaming against his will, into eternal salvation.
Nor can anyone be ordered into eternal salvation by any worldly authority, such as a theocratic government, or Islam; nor can anyone be ordered to drop their religion by any worldly authority, such as Marxism, or any "secular" government.
We all know these things.
However much we may differ in theology, we can lock arms on morality.
That means we can lock arms in politics, confirming the formula,
It goes without saying that Marxism opposes religion, especially Judaism and Christianity, because everything Marxism does opposes Juaeo-Christian morality, at least. Not only that, but Marxism flat out opposes religion.
That makes Marxism a mortal enemy of America on both political and religious grounds. Marxism is not merely amoral; it is immoral, as all the Judaeo-Christian world recognizes morality.
That includes human beings. Marxism opposes everything we believe.
And, it goes without saying that Islam opposes all other religions, especially Judaism and Christianity, because Islam exists to destroy all other religions and dominate the world. That is Islam's purpose for being. That is the call of Mohammed.
Having been "given the book" in accordance with this verse, means that we have been shown the Koran, or somehow told about Islam, and we have not converted to Islam. That satisfies the requirement of "warning" before Jihad, or Holy War, may commence against us. If you wonder what it is that "radicallizes" individuals or groups to commit heinous acts of terrorism and murder within our borders, it comes right straight out of the Koran, and there is nothing radical about it.
The President and his Party and his Media will tell you otherwise. They will tell you that Islam is a religion of peace. But he is a liar, and so are they. Islam is not peace. Islam is war. Like Marxism, which morphed from a direct violent revolutionary strategy of conquest to an internal parasitic strategy of "Cultural Marxism", Islam moved from direct conquest to "Civilization Jihad", working from inside non-Islamic lands.
Like Marxism, Islam is a straight theocracy. It is a radical combination of religion and state. Marxism is a radical combination of Secularism - i.e., the forcible removal of religion - and dictatorship, under the guise of "The People's Dictatorship" or some such title. Both are working to destroy us, from the inside.
Before we Jews and Christians can properly unite politically to do something about this, we have got to do a lot of winnowing, to separate ourselves from our enemies, who are right in here among us, even within our Churches and Synagogues. Our common morality will only dominate in our culture when our religion(s) become more pure and true to the original teaching. It's time to end the soft, mushy accommodating doctrine, so common today, with the actual Scripture and originating Tradition that formed our religions.
No matter how strongly anyone feels he has a "right" to persist in evil, and no matter how much the government may back that unconstitutional "right" to persist in evil, he has no right to remain in the company of his Church or Synagogue, and Priests, Ministers and Rabbis who do not separate them out betray their office, their calling and their ministry in so doing.
Inside and outside of our religions, we had better begin purging American society of Marxist and Islamic ideology. These ideologies do not deserve a vote in our elections, because they mean to destroy the very Constitution that grants them their rights. They do not even deserve the right to remain here.
If we do not restore our border integrity, and if we do not deport those who's guiding ideology or religion insist on our destruction, they will destroy us. They are already working to do that.
This is just Common Sense. Very simple; nothing to it.
If ever there was a time for a call to arms, this is it. But not for physical, worldly battle. I's time for serious spiritual battle, and that begins at home, and it begins inside each man, one man at a time. If we don't get ourselves right, we will never get the country right.
That means we have to get right with God.
It means purging ourselves of sin and divorcing ourselves from the world, from material, from temptation, from pride, and then coming to the Lord in utter humility. Making ourselves empty, and ready to fully accept and cooperate with the Grace that is given, to do what is right and just in the eyes of the Lord.
Today's Mass readings tell us what to do.
So what if all you have worked for is in jeopardy because of global economic chaos. So what if you're once again on the short end of the stick, and out of work, and your world is crumbling all round you.
All of this is passing anyway.
Even if you are among the rich or otherwise well off, it doesn't matter.
All of this is passing anyway, sooner or later. Look to your soul.
Look to what is permanent. And not just for you.
It is you job, your duty, to get your family and all the friends you can into everlasting life. When Father sends you out after Mass to "Spread the Good News", he isn't just flapping his gums and issuing some formalized platitude. That is your mission. You are supposed to do it. Not just go home, eat your dinner and turn on the TV or whatever.
If you have not repented, confessed and converted from any sin or sinful habit, do it. Get it done. Then, and only then, speak to others, about the move to grace and away from vice and sin. For you are not called to merely "get by" and merely "do your duty" on Sunday. You are called to rise to actial holiness.
Reprove the sinner, and invite them into your conversion to holiness. But make it clear that the invitation is to the sinner, not to the sin. Sin and holiness do not go together. If your religion is not firm about this, then your religion is in jeopardy. Show them the way, through your own holiness, but do not allow unconverted sin and unrepentant sinners into your company unchanged.
Do not expect the whole world to join you. Shake the dust when necessary. Even against those you love. Manhood itself demands decisiveness and firmness of conviction.
We will never straighten out our politics until we first straighten out our religion.
To that end, I submit that the Catholic Church, the Papacy and the Apostolic Succession represents the oldest, uninterrupted, continuously existing human institution on earth, by a huge margin. No nation, no dynasty, no empire even comes close. There is a reason for that.
It is Holiness.
No one else can say it.
Maybe a lot of contemporary clerics and laymen have a funny way of showing it, but I'm telling you, it's true. All the original doctrine remains unchanged. No one else can say that.
There have been a lot of bad clerics, even Popes, down through the ages, but the Church still stands, unmoved. She has weathered worse storms than this one.
With that kind of background, it seems logical that we Catholics ought to be the Airborne Rangers in the moral fight, leading the way. So why are we not?
So what's the anchor holding us back? The world? Get rid of it.
Are we still the land of the free and the home of the brave?
Do we really appreciate human liberty as we ought?
Do we deserve it? Are we still worthy of it?
Is it worth whatever we have to do to secure it and increase it?
Are we willing to suffer to achieve it for future generations?
Only a good and virtuous people can be a self-governing people. Only good and virtuous self-governing individuals who know who they are can make up a self-governing people.
Who are we?
Who are You?
The trail begins with fasting and prayer. Repentance and real conversion follows. You must change the whole way you live your life.
Once you come out of that final Confessional and do your assigned Penance, the real work may then begin.
Then, and only then, may we begin to break the evil systems.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life. Please God, and live forever.
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General Commentary Pages.
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing at one time or another.
Nationalizing Catholicism: Introducing the Democratholic Church of America. While we have been off worrying about our own government suppressing our religion, Party Politics has been quietly infiltrating the Church and turning it into a Government Agency.
Addressing Original Intent in Law, and Original Revelation's Intent in Doctrine. "Original Intent" is the intention of the authors when any Bill was signed into law. "Revealed Truth" is God's Law.
Satanic Unreason in Modern Liberal Thought. Satanic Unreason, Unreality and Insanity rule the Left, in philosophy, theology, material science, mathematics, politics, psychology, you name it.
Can we, in our majority, even recognize the diabolical any more? Are we all so busy and so hypnotized by the world that Satan and all his evil works are the absolute farthest things from our minds?
Real Truth Always Demands Division; Evil Always Demands Unity. It's Truth v Anti-Truth; Right v Wrong; Virtue v Vice; Life v Death. Gimme that old time Division.
Proselytizing v Evangelizing: What's the difference? Is there a difference? It's a very thin line between between Proselytizing and Evangelizing, so why is the one condemned and the other commended?
American Grounding: Citizen Equality, Life, Liberty, Property. Returning to our original American grounding means returning to the sure guidance of Natural Law and to our Judaeo-Christian social moral norms and civil law.
You can't keep Islamic Assassins out if they're already in. When suicidal Jihadists and Islamic assassins are already infiltrated into the ranks, the ranks are looking for terrorists in all the wrong places.
Obama Unleashed: Doing all the destabilization he can do. Trump's win upset Obama's global plan; Obama Unleashed is laying mines and firing torpedoes and missiles behind him on his way out the door.
Induced "Black Privilege" and Racist Anti-White Anti-Americanism. How Marxist-induced "Multiculturalism" actually alienates and splits us all apart while pretending to unite us all together.
The Latin Mass Readings for Midnight Mass. It is always good to meditate on the appropriate readings ahead of time, before praying the Mass.
The Anti-Authoritarian Rage at Losing Their Authoritarian Power. On the Authoritarian Rage of the Global Ruling Class upon being Over-Ruled: Pure Insanity, Pure Evil, or Both?
On the Unrecognized War being waged against Human Civilization. The Unrecognized War against Culture is not merely being waged against Nations, and not merely against Nature, but against God.
Godel's Incompleteness Theorem: Mathematizing Faith in God? Finding a rational and logical explanation for Natural Human Intuition. (Things we know but cannot prove.)
Shared Divinity? Can man somehow "share" divinity with God? This "Shared Divinity" concept might be way too big for my limited intellectual capacity, but my heart is trying it on for size.
The Religion-Political Parallels in America's rise, and in her decline. Boldly speaking about the taboo subjects of religion and politics is what this DIVISIVE and INTERACTIVE website was born to do.
Another Marxist "Catholic Spring"? Yawn. So what else is new? Breaking News: A Catholic Springtime of Revolution. Well, ho hum, heavy sigh and here we go again.
Political Parties = Political Denominationalism = Diversity in Patriotism. Denominationalism varies Revealed Truth; Political Parties vary Constitutional Meaning.
Join the Catholic Resistance, and wage Guerilla warfare against Evil. Catholic Resistance to Evil means personal sacrifice. It means continually evangelizing, even when and where evangelization is not welcome.
America's Chief Mortal Enemy: ISIS? Iran? N. Korea? Russia? China? No. America's Mortal Enemy Number 1 is Comrade Obama (peace be upon him) and his whole Marxocrat Party.
Holy Hatred: Can we hate evil and still be Christian? "Do you renounce Satan, and all his evil works?" That is a yes or no question.
Has George Soros now become a Pope Maker? Elizabeth Yore (at Remnant) unveils very strong connections between top George Soros surrogates and Pope Francis.
Is Practical Atheism leading us all into a New World Order? Practical Atheists, who are nominal or non-practicing "believers" who live lives exactly as if they were atheists, belong to Practical Atheism.
Feeding Racial Paranoia and Social Chaos for Pure Political Profit. Politically inflaming racial paranoia and blind hatred of whites and cops, solely for the political benefit of the REAL racist Party.
Saying it in pictures: When words alone cannot get through. We've been warning about anti-American politics for years in words; but there is now a rich library of internet graphics that may say it better, for some.
On the Managed Decline of Western Populations, and of the Church. The Contraceptive Mentality also brings about the Managed Decline of World Economies, because, only Free People produce New Wealth.
Banishment: Could it rid America of her domestic mortal enemies? On establishing Banishment as a penalty for working to destroy Constitutional America.
Making the Kill Shot, versus Hesitation: On winning or losing the battle. Hesitation at pulling the trigger means failing to make the kill shot, and each time, it may have been your last chance.
America's Deadly Dichotomy: Christian Virtue versus Political Corruption. Culture=Religion+Politics, true enough. But self-government demands high virtue, and politics are naturally corrupting.
Rigged Primaries, Rigged Election, Rigged Coverage, Rigged Political Parties. What should we expect, with an elitist "Establishment Club" running the News, running the Parties and running all three branches of government completely outside the Constitution?
Islamic American Constitutionalists? Who love America and hate Jihad? Really? Well, that's what they say. Maybe we should just wait and see if they kill any more of us.
Our American National Identity Crisis: Who Are We? First, You Must Address Your Personal Identity Crisis: Who Are You?
Progressive Evil: Bringing on Spiritual and Cultural Death, inch by inch. All Progressives, whether Marxist Progressives or mere dupes and tools of Marxism, advance evil at the expense of good.
The Marxocrat Party Media and Crazy Bernie, who was in on the scheme. Why all the surprise? Parties ALWAYS rig elections. And I knew the Marxocrat Party Media favored Communism over America way back in 1959.
Ad Orientum: Facing East, or, facing the New Altar? Liturgical battle lines. Originally, to be Oriented meant to be facing the Orient, to the East, toward Jerusalem. Today, Mass said ad orientum means facing the Tabernacle.
Who's in Heaven? Catholics. How do we know? The Bible says so. Scripture, Tradition and consistent Church teaching down through the ages confirms it: In Heaven, there are no non-Catholics.
Trafeze: Taking WebSite Business where Uber is taking the Taxi Business. Trafeze is now up and running. It solves the "Product/Market Fit" business problem for on-line solo entrepreneurs. This is made for us.
Religious Conversation in America, socially stifled and anathematized. Other than bland platitudes, "Moments Of Silence" and "Thoughts and Prayers", politicians, journalists, celebrities and everyone in the public eye avoids religion.
Sustainable, Shlamaimable. "Sustainability" is an unsustainable argument. We don't sustain the earth, or even ourselves. The only thing unsustainable is the sustainability premise itself.
Unforgivable Sin meets the Wideness of God's Mercy. What happens when laxity in the clergy and the whole culture "accommodates" even blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Ruling Class Liars: Marxist ends-justify-the-means liars using Taqiyya against us. Ruling Class Liars telling the world about the "Social Justice" of Marxism and the "Religion of Peace" of Islam.
The Individual Human Dignity of Christianity versus the Collectivism of Marxism. Is Individual Human Dignity justified? Is the Individual a God-Image, or just another utilitarian droplet in the Atheistic Marxist Revolutionary Wave?
Our Anti-American Government, defending our enemies, opposing us. The Obamunist Regime and the Marxocrat Party act like Defense Attorneys for Islam, Marxism and Immorality, and like Prosecuting Attorneys of White Christian Heterosexual Men.
The Great Global Deception: "Death of a thousand cuts" applied to Civilization. The Global Deception is Machiavellian-ism applied by inches, in which the "Revolution" never quite comes, because the Target Institution destroys itself.
Bible Christians: More Biblical than Catholics? No. Not by a long shot. Bible Christians all think their "church" is Bible-based; but the Bible is Catholic-based. The Word produced the Church, and then the Church produced the Bible.
On the Mythical Conservative Movement of the Republicrat Party. Conservative Movement? What Conservative Movement? There ain't no Conservative Movement.
Catholic Resistance: Church Militant's Grass Roots Movement. We've got to start somewhere. Join the Resistance, form your local units and lets get it on.
PC Speech Control Versus the Sin of Detraction. Calumny is harming someone via a lie. Detraction is harming someone via an unnecessarily spoken truth. PC Speech Control is the absolute elimination of free speech.
So, Trump is The Man, and Cruz is out. Now what? Trump's nomination to be the Republicrat Party Candidate appears to be sealed. So what's a Cruz supporter to do?
How Infected Evangelism Itself Helps to Destroy Christian Faith. When unrepentant active sinners and Protestants alike are welcomed into the Church, who is Evangelizing whom?
On Faith, Doubt, Skepticism, Cynicism and Evil. On the Skeptic's problem with faith, the Cynic's problem with Truth, and the logical problem with Boundless, Unlimited Mercy.
On the importance of real authority in the world; does culture need authority? It always turns out that those who are most publicly opposed to all authority secretly seek to become super-authoritarian themselves.
Suffering Computer Withdrawal is like withdrawal from any other addiction. When you are suddenly stopped from computer access, terrible chemical reactions overwhelm your psyche.
Conservatism is now so divided and splintered as to be a meaningless term. When everyone in America who is not a Marxist is a Conservative, there is no such thing as Conservatism.
How Evil and Godless Marxism promotes Universal Unification with Barbarity. Obamunism and Marxocrat Partyism and One-Big-Religionism would "Bring Us All Together", in a Universal Unification, with Satan.
Civil Jihad = War by Immigration; Cultural Marxism = Revolution by Education. Civil Jihad is like Cultural Marxism: Civil Jihad is War waged by Immigration, and Cultural Marxism is Revolution waged by Education.
It's 2016 Primary Voting Day; when the polls open I'll be there. I've made my picks and, for me, it's do-or-die day for the American Republic.
Authority never applied is assumed by others, as the Default Authority of Evil. Legitimate Authority Unexercised becomes the Illegitimate Default Authority of those Legitimately Subject to it.
How to Vote in the Primary to Avoid Holding Your Nose in the General. The Primary Election in Your State is your Only Opportunity to Vote Your Choice. Your Party would prefer that you vote THEIR Choice.
Millions are Converting to Scientism, the "IN" Religion of the 21st Century. Converting to Scientism, because, well, just thinking about all them there Absolute Facts We Wouldn't Even Know, if it wasn't for Scientism, will make you downright dizzy.
Billboard America v Real America, and Billboard Catholicism v Real Catholicism. Advertising is Propaganda. Political Advertising is conquering America, and now, it's conquering the Church, too.
Praying for a smaller, stronger, moral nation under our Unifying Constitution. After division and winnowing, a converted, committed American remnant may gather under our Unifying Constitution.
On Obama's Gun Grabbing Lies, supporting his destruction of the Constitution. Obama's Whoppers typify the Marxist rule for lies: Make the lie so big, shocking and unbelievable that it will actually be believed.
How Spineless Acquiescence to the sins of friends and family destroys us. Failure to oppose wrong gets harder and harder to do the longer it is not done. Spineless Acquiescence to Evil is smiling your way into hell.
"Secularized Reason" is Reason divorced from Faith, which is Amoral Nonsense. Secularized Reason is not merely Amoral, or simply Morally Neutral; it always comes to oppose all sense of any fixed cultural morality.
America's current Anti-Constitution Constitutional Government. All three current branches knowingly violate the Constitution that created them, provided their rules and set their limits.
Rethinking War on Islam: War on "parts" of Islam, or, Unlimited War. Rethinking War on Islam may mean a perpetual state of war, for Islam's evil cannot be separated out.
Reconciliation with God, through a good Confession with Absolution. Repentance, resolve, confession, absolution, penance, and uplifting, EXHILARATING Reconciliation.
Gay Marriage: What the hell is gay about it? It isn't Gay Marriage, it's Homosexual Marriage. If you surrender the language you lose.
"We are not the World Police" say the Lefties. So, if not us, then who? In the absence of Police, including World Police, what happens? The criminals come out to play.
Do we have an Anti-American President? A Pro-Islam, Anti-Christian,
Redistributionist, Utopian, Pro-Illegal Alien, quite consistently Anti-American, President Obama?
The Three Big Ideas competing in global geopolitics today. The Three Big Ideas, and a Fourth one: aggressive, militant atheism, or secularism.
World War III is beginning, and the Big News is the "News"? The world is tumbling into global war, but Journalism is all atwitter about Brian Williams. Go figure.
Babbling Christianity: The Loss of Unity in the Christian Message. Is some New Testament "Tower of Babble" moment behind babbling Christianity's ever increasing disunity?
Obama Lies Again. So what else is new? "My work is done here; Hi-Yo Silver, and Away!" ... Who was that Masked Marxist?
On the lost human virtue of Industry. From Industry to Indolence: how the most industrious nation in history has slipped into almost pure sloth.
Another Obama act of Treason? Well, ho-hum, heavy sigh and here we go again. He lives for Treason. Bringing Constitutional America down is his whole purpose for being.
All the anti Capitalist lies in Marxist propaganda. Most old Marxist anti-Capitalist lies are now common "academic truths" in formal education and news reporting.
Why is our whole culture going to pot? It's our morality, stupid. Every cultural thing - law, order, decency, indecency, salvation, damnation - hangs on a recognized cultural morality.
The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass. You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics. Maybe that's finally changing.
Presenting the Renamed Reintroduction of Thinking-Catholic-Strategic-Center. The conversion to the Catholic American Thinker name is now complete.
War Begets War: It's About Islam; It Always Was. Undoing Islamic Lies of "Peaceful" Moslem Propagandizers.
Undoing Evil: Unraveling the sly "Good Intentions" destroying the West. Undoing Evil means reversing Political Correctness and Amorality, and returning to Pure Meritocracy.
The argument within Islam, and about Islam, regarding the true nature of Islam. The true nature of Islam: Ron Paul, King Saud, Ali Khamenei, Comrade Obama, all have their versions.
Letter to an American Warrior, from an old American Citizen, with Love. An old man's advice to a young man, sent in a letter to an American Warrior.
All the Unintended Consequences: What makes us think they were unintended? If every single thing done by someone has unintended consequences, the consequences were intended.
The French Islamophobia: Was it real? Or is Islam really something to be feared? If the French Islamophobia turns out to have been warranted, what about ours?
You're gonna hold their feet to the fire? What fire? They're laughing at you. You can't hold Republicrat's feet to the fire. They are the fireproof new political nobility.
What would War on Islam look like? Would victory even be possible? With what successful overall strategy could we wage war on an ideology?
On the Anti-Church metastasizing within the Roman Catholic hierarchy. The anti-Church within the Church: the anti-Papal agenda advancing even in the Vatican itself.
The Required Radical American Re-Revolution. Or, Re-Constitution.It took 100+ years to radicalize Constitutional America. It will take a radical re-revolution to bring it back to sanity.
On the "inevitability" of a Perfect Global Government in a "New World Order". Is this "New World Order" idea divinely inspired, or is it the ongoing work of Satan?
The Judas Complex: How a traitor may not recognized his own treason. The Judas Complex explains how Judas Iscariot - like many a modern day Bishop - compromised with the world.
Christmas 2014: Hope is Reborn; Salvation has come into the world. The Christmas 2014 Turning Point: The Kingdom is upon us; our King is among us.
On Theory Dominating Substance, in science, religion, morality, and culture. Everywhere we look, we see the theoretical trumping the substantial, up and down the line.
A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment. A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.
The 2014 Mid-Term Elections Cometh: Here we go again. Next Tuesday, the 2014 Mid-Term Elections are upon us. What are we going to do about it?
Anathematizing anathema: the predictable result of the denial of evil. In a world that denies the existence of evil, anathematizing anathema itself is the only anathema allowed.
The Ebola Setup: Another possible trigger for the final revolution? The purposeful government infection of America, through the Ebola setup. Why?
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture. Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?
My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.
Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judaeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.
A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.
Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.
A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.
Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.
How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?
Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.
Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.
American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.
For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.
The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.
The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.
Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.
World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.
Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.
On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia" and being "Slain in the Spirit", into Catholicism.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies grading doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?
On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again.
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future.Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC.There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite?I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard" The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great). Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it? Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility. If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Immigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catolic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006 Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine life without the USA?
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10 Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithuanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Get behind these Tea Party Candidates. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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