Monday, January 31, 2022

The Story of Saint Valentine

Camas, WA:  St. Valentine’s Day started as a Catholic holiday honoring two men named Valentine who were martyred in consecutive years during the Roman festival of Lupercalia - a bloody, violent and perverse pagan celebration including animal sacrifice and random coupling under the guise of “love.” 



At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I forbid the celebration of Lupercalia and is sometimes attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine's Day.  According to Catholic Online,  Pope Saint Valentine, officially known as Saint Valentine of Rome, a third-century Roman saint is widely celebrated on February 14 commonly associated with courtly love to  celebrate and to honor true love in marriage

"Although not much of St. Valentine's life is reliably known, and whether or not the stories involve two different saints by the same name is also not officially decided, it is highly agreed that St. Valentine was martyred and then buried on the Via Flaminia to the north of Rome.

In 1969, the Roman Catholic Church removed St. Valentine from the General Roman Calendar, because so little is known about him. However, the church still recognizes him as a saint, listing him in the February 14 spot of Roman Martyrolgy."

Father Jim based his Sunday Homely this week on 1 Corinthians 12-31  below.


He suggests people read the paragraph replacing love with their own name and see what they think:




1 Cor 12:31—13:13 

"Brothers and sisters:

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

But I shall show you a still more excellent way. 


If I speak in human and angelic tongues,

but do not have love,

I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.

And if I have the gift of prophecy,

and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;

if I have all faith so as to move mountains,

but do not have love, I am nothing.

If I give away everything I own,

and if I hand my body over so that I may boast,

but do not have love, I gain nothing"


Thursday, January 20, 2022

We Label Everything Why Not Historians, MSM & Big Tech?


Congress loves to control everything that touches our bodies, from vitamins, what we eat, the mattress we sleep on, our pet's food and on an on ad nauseum. Why not label historians, thinkers, main stream media and Big Tech? Vitamin D, calcium, iron, and potassium are required to be on the food label or mattresses. Under the law, the label for a mattress must include: Company name of the importer. Composition of the filling materials (Weight %). Uniform Registry Number (URN) and a statement indicating that this label should not be removed: “Do Not Remove. Even Pet food labeling is regulated. The federal regulations, enforced by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), establish standards applicable for all animal feeds: proper identification of product, net quantity statement, manufacturer's name and address, and proper listing of ingredients. Predictably, when special interest groups are involved. labeling is not important: Food sold by restaurants, food trucks, delicatessens, or served by airlines are not required to carry bioengineered food labels even if the items are produced with GMOs. Meat, poultry, and egg products are not covered by the labeling law.

The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1967 requires all "consumer commodities be labeled to disclose net contents, identity of commodity, and name and place of business of the product's manufacturer, packer, or distributor. .. The Act authorizes additional regulations where necessary to prevent consumer deception" 

But much more important than what touches our body is what touches our mind! How about new labeling regulation for mainstream media, high tech and historians?

From NPR's Nina Totenberg's reporting on SCOTUS MaskGate, to the Business Insider/CSPAN claim that Historians ranked President Trump among the worst presidents in US History to the coverage of the Covington Kids, The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial, the Russia Hoax, the censoring of Hunter Biden's computer and on and on.


Another Day, Another Fake:  Collage of questionable stories



Consider that according to Pew Research, a small group of prolific Twitter users, mostly Democrat, actively try to drown out the majority of users, their retweets are mostly falsehood, that 52% of  get their news from Facebook and 87% of Tweeter users also use Facebook and your have the perfect storm to regurgitate fake news. 



Why I have proposed the CBJ Pareto Rule of Big Tech:  Big Tech promised to democratize the world by offering free internet.  Instead, it carved out silos where the trivial few try to drown out the many.  Then using deep scanning often in conjunction with  Single Neuron Organism Networks throttles the opposition and uses flags to call to action the prolific Tweeter users


Tweeter Promoting Intellectual Inbreeding as security measure


Add to this that Twitter promotes silo building as a safety measure and that Facebook monetizes hate and division, according to Frances Hugen and now you are talking about intellectual inbreeding.  In a 2009 study, Johnathan Haidt  concluded that liberals are more willing to betray group loyalty, disrespect authority or do something as disgusting as presumably commit voter fraud. Whereas conservatives are less willing to compromise on any of the moral categories.

How about historians like Edward Gibbon who wrote about the Crusades using the AntiCatholic lens. Not unlike the AntiFlag, AntiAnthem, AntiSemite, AntiCatholic, AntiTrump, ProBLM, ProMuslim, ProChina New York Times,  Then there are the AntiCatholic thinkers like Volteaire, Diderot and Hume



So this is a draft of a label requirement for main stream media:

⚠️ the material contained herein is written using the AntiFlag,  AntiAnthem,  AntiSemite,  AntiChristian,  AntiCatholic. AntiTrump. ProBLM, ProMuslim,  ProChina and may not necessarily be accurate.  Any association with NY Times  journalists & the 4th estate is purely coincidental 

Something similar can be required for all social media;


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Cancel Culture Has Been used to Impose a Different Worldview for Millena

Cancel culture is not new.  It has been used for generations to impose a different worldview.  In the biblical Book of Genesis, Cain and Abel are the first sons of Adam and Eve. Cain, the firstborn was a farmer, and his brother Abel was a shepherd. The brothers made sacrifices to God, but God favored Abel’s sacrifice instead of Cain’s. Cain then murdered Abel out of jealousy, whereupon God punished Cain by condemning him to a life of wanderingnia

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ethnic Studies is Just Glorified Grievances Studies & Antithetical to Civics Education


According to the LA Times, "California is deleting the often-used In Lak’Ech affirmation from its model ethnic studies curriculum to settle a lawsuit from a San Diego group that claims the affirmation constitutes an Aztec prayer." Why does it take a lawsuit? Progressives encourage students to pray to ancient gods, but not the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. They encourage the edification of other cultures but balk at the notion of American Exceptionalism. Ethnics Studies is just Grievances Studies and not only a drain on the budget, but it is prioritized over other subjects, like STEM and is antithetical to Civics Education.


The Washington Board of Education adopted a resolution of intent to establish an ethnic studies graduation requirement within the current credit framework (not as an additional credit requirement.) Meaning something else has to give, like Civics classes, or better yet math!

According to Saint Paul Public Schools “Ethnic Studies” is the critical and interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity with a focus on the experiences and perspectives of people of color within and beyond the United States. Ethnic studies analyzes the ways in which race and racism have been and continue to be powerful social, cultural, and political forces, and their connections to other axes of stratification, including gender, class, sexuality, and legal status.


Consider that in Illinois circa 2014 watchdog Open the Books found  that for most school districts, pension payments are one of the top give annual expenses, Its founder  Andrejewski asks a rhetorical question.  "Are we going to educate children or provide lavish lifetime benefits for administrators and teachers? There’s not enough taxpayer money to do both. There are 100,846 retirees pulling out of the system and only 162,960 active educators paying into the system. The retirees are pulling out loaves of bread and the current employees are only putting in slices. Sooner or later, the system will run out of bread."
 
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the total number of students transported at taxpayers expense since 1980 has been relatively constant, but the expense per transported student in 1980, on an adjusted basis was $198, but by 2008 it exploded to $854 and  $982 by 2017 while sales of buses increased 45% between 2010 & 2019. 

Ethnic Studies has produced Critical Race Theory and while it claims to have coined the term #DIE - Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, it merely bastardized the term: The Church urges everybody to develop and share their unique God-given gifts, while wokeisim wants maximum benefit for the least effort.
The Church invented DIE.  James Joyce character Here Come Everybody is often used to illustrate the fact, notwithstanding the Church has saints for mixed races, for Native Americans, for Climate Change and my favorite, Saint Drogo, patron saint of coffee and ugly people.  The Church's DIE encourages each individual to work to reach his or her highest potential.  CRT's DIE wants the biggest benefit at the lowest effort.

Saint Drogo - Patron Saint of Coffee and Ugly People- Photo: onbekend / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA 4.0
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Here are some of the consequences of the Woke DIE, not including ANTIFA or BLM:  In 1965 25% of African American Children were raised featherless.  Today, its 75%.  Very soon the African American nuclear family will be extinct .  Then there is the #BlackGenocide:  Planned Parenthood kills millions of preborms, mostly African American.  The same people promoting CRT and Ethnic Studies rightly worry about the protection of the seven sea turtles in the endangered list, but do not seem to care about the extinction of the African American family or the Genocide.


Black Genocide


 #DIE  is antithetical to Civics Education. Even  FBI Director Christopher Wray says is a National Security Imperative.  And the is right: The purpose of  civics education is to teach students to work together and take practical action, to contribute to a better society.  Civic education is an important and effective tool that facilitates students to participate in the democratic processes and typically covers Values., Citizenship Education and Nationalism., Human Rights.
Law and Order: Respect For Constituted Authority., Responsible Parenthood., Traffic Regulations., Inter-Personal Relationships., Culture.


 Destruction is fun and easy.  Parents know that children do this everyday..  Construction is a serious job for adults. Ethnic Studies is more like taking a whole & chopping it up.  Or turning #EPluribusUnum & turning it into  #ExUnoPlures.  Might be fun, but does not enable graduates to responsibly participate in the democratic process.

How about replacing Ethnics Studies with Responsible Civic Studies focused on harvesting diversity to make the whole stronger, a look at world history & the United States Exceptionalism for example?  The  Diversity Bandwagon conforms to the Pareto Rule:  Very few of those who extol the virtues of diversity have no clue as to what it takes to harvest the output of a diverse workforce.  It is conflicting, time consuming, frustrating but worthwhile 



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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Cancel Culture is Not a New Construct - It's Been used to Impose a Different Worldview

Cancel culture is not new.  It has been used for generations to impose a different world view.  In the biblical Book of Genesis, Cain and Abel are the first sons of Adam and Eve. Cain, the firstborn was a farmer, and his brother Abel was a shepherd. The brothers made sacrifices to God, but God favored Abel's sacrifice instead of Cain's. Cain then murdered Abel out of jealousy, whereupon God punished Cain by condemning him to a life of wandering. 

Cain Killing Abel - Wikimedia Commons 



To enforce Protestant orthodoxy,  for example, England used the same tactics as the #Taliban and the #Chinese during the Cultural Revolution, or the Puritan vanguard whose mission was dedicated to the destruction of an entire world view

Consider the following close paraphrase and where this might have taken place:  "The full thrust of this change in world view was not apparent until  actually controlled the society in which they lived. Once in control they quickly and steadily replace the traditional culture.  Sports, dance, music and games whether practiced by the middle or upper class, all went. Dress, adornment, and hair style for both sexes, the upbringing of children, the conduct of businesses., there was nothing that was not changed.  Marriage became a Civil service no longer performed in church .  Not only Christmas. But Easter & other holy days disappeared from the calendar"

It could be the United States in 2022 under Democrat control

But it is not Cuba 

It's not Venezuela 

It's actually the US in the 16th Century and the close paraphrase is from  Michael Grant's The Last American Puritan


Let's review just a few instances of cancel culture in the United states.

On September 8, 2021 NPR published a piece titled:  Virginia's Massive Robert E. Lee Statue Has Been Removed— was lifted into the air by a crane



On Wednesday, the state of Virginia removed the 12-ton statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee more than 130 years after it was installed in Richmond.

Despite its massive size, it was lifted from its pedestal in one piece and is headed for storage. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, was there as the statue came down and appeared pleased by its removal. A crowd also chanted and cheered as the statue of Lee — atop a horse — was lifted into the air by a crane

As soon as Joe Biden was installed President, Democrats pushed for a restoration bill as described by Forbes' Gina Heeb in the piece titled
Democrats Push For Reparations Bill, Testing White House Support

Congressional Democrats renewed their push for a federal study of racial reparations at a committee hearing Wednesday, the latest test of whether President Joe Biden would support compensation to Black Americans for centuries of slavery and systemic racism in the U.S.....
It has garnered the support of more than 170 co-sponsors in Congress, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, who introduced the bill known as H.R. 40, said at the House Judiciary subcommittee hearing

Then there is Critical Race Theory - CRT including Diversity, Inclusion and Equity.  CRT has spread like leaven and can now be found in public schools, state and federal governments, including the FBI and the military. The latest entry seems to be the Salvation Army.  Seems like an new artifact, but the Church invented #DIE 2000 years ago.  While James Joyce's character Here Come everybody (ECE) points to that fact, the Church has a saint for everybody.  There is my saint.  You know, Saint Drogo, patron saint of coffee and ugly people.  There is a patron saint for mixed races in Saint Martin De Porres or even Saint Francis, patron saint of ecology and animals. Then there is Saint Benedict - protector against evil spirits and protection from the snares of the devil.  But the Woke DIE is not the same as the Church's. The Woke DIE is obsessed with skin color, sexual preference and the most good for the least effort.  The Church asks Christ to help it become more like Him and to accompl;ish all He asks according to the will of the Father.


As a way of comparing the contemporary Cancel Culture, consider Eamon Duffy's Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England provides a disturbing description of the atrocities perpetrated by those assigned to enforce Protestant orthodoxy including destruction of cultural & religious objects.   Michael Wood, BBC historian and documentary filmmaker compares it to tactics used by the Taliban & the Chinese  Cultural Revolution 


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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Palestinian Wasp: China Launches New Initiatives to weaken the Church



After WWII Russia tried to stamp out the Catholic Church by killing thousands of priests & believers. But it failed. So it tried infiltrating the Church at all levels. The Church not only survived but the Soviet collapsed. In 1991, the leaders of three of the Union's founding republics declared that the Soviet Union no longer existed, and 11 more republics joined them shortly thereafter. According to the Palestinian Wasp. China sees Christianity as a bigger threat than the United States or Russia and has been augmenting Russia's approach to get rid of the threat and expecting much better results.



The Council on Foreign Relations Eleanor Albert writes:
China has witnessed a religious revival over the past four decades, in particular with a significant increase in Christian believers. The number of Chinese Protestants has grown by an average of 10 percent annually since 1979. By some estimates, China is on track to have the world’s largest population of Christians by 2030. Though the rise of Christianity presents the officially atheist Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with challenges, it also provides new options for improving services, such as health care and education, for an increasingly demanding public. The government recently launched a series of initiatives to further regulate, and at times restrict, Christian adherents.

In 2018, Marco Rubio chaired the Congressional Executive Commission on China'a hearing on the Communist Party's Crackdown on Religion in China

Earlier this month, Xi told a conference in Beijing, described in official reports as the National Work Meeting on Religious Affairs, that all religions in China needed to embrace the Communist Party, expanding on one of his long-held policies

The Wasp reports that China has also  infiltrated the Church at all levels and is funding an unprecedented number of Catholic Universities, media outlets and students such as

 
MSM Attacks on the Church



National Catholic Reporter's Fora X Tang who writes that Pope's comments are about more than pets. They reinforce the church's narrow view on reproduction and marriage. Tang describes self as "a doctoral student in theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on post-traumatic sacramental theology, Asian American literature and queer theology."

The Wasp says that other degrees being offered by the infiltrated universities include

  • Queer theology,
  • Expiation Through Child sacrifice
  • Polygamy in the age of pet ownership
  • Marriage as anachronism

The Wasp is in the process of compiling a list of  degrees being offered by Catholic  Universities favored by China.  Contact the Wasp if you have questions or can offer additional informaiton

Saturday, January 08, 2022

Secular Media Ignores Cardinal Ratzinger, Top 20th Century Intellect

Its high time we recognize that more lies have been aimed at destroying the Roman Catholic Church than any other institution in the world. That includes Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis. Sadly, even most Catholics believe the lies they were taught in high school or have seen on T.V. and social media. Just this week  Robert Sirico in a Fox News Op-Ed titled Pope Francis should let Catholics pray like Catholics tells Pope Francis he should back off. The NY Post's Maureen Callahan opines that the Pope calling "Pet Parents selfish proves he's never owned a pet. And the National Catholic Reporter says that the "Pope's comments about the Churches narrow view on reproduction and marriage." Then there is Netflix's The Two Popes. Worse, even Conservative Daily News refused this publish this piece.

The common denominator is that the the main stream media not only ignores the greatest Intellect of the 20th Century, it seems to think it can shepherd a Catholics flock much better than Pope Francis. This flock is a force so powerful, it is the one China's Xi Jinping fears more than Russia or the United States.

Earlier this month, Xi told a conference in Beijing, described in official reports as the National Work Meeting on Religious Affairs, that all religions in China needed to embrace the Communist Party, expanding on one of his long-held policies.

“(We) must maintain the party’s essential direction on religious work, we must continue our country’s direction for the sinicization of religion, we must continue to take the large numbers of religious believers, and unite them around the party and the government,” Xi said.

Collage of Main Stream Media sampling Claiming they know Better Than Pope Francis

Cardinal George Pell says "Pope Benedict is probably the best theologian among all the popes."   And the  Ignatius Press says "Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age."

 I have  followed Cardinal Ratzinger for decades, and he is not only my favorite philosopher, ethicist & defender of the faith, but I can say he is a towering intellectual figure. Yet, if you look at the secular media, Noam Chomsky & Cornel West are considered top philosophers, without mentioning Cardinal Ratzinger

The secular media ignores Cardinal Ratzinger. Instead, it considers Noam Chomsky & Cornel West as top philosophers

In its piece promoting the book Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith By prolific internationally acclaimed author Joseph Pearce, the Catholic Company writes:

Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith by Joseph Pearce available from the Catholic Store

Pope Benedict XVI lived through World War II, was influential in formulating Vatican II, fought the Cold War, and helped the Church enter the Digital Age. And, he did all this while upholding the timeless truths of the faith and unity of worship through history in the liturgy. 

To understand why Pope Benedict XVI stepped down and his motivations, it is important we look at the totality of his life, faith, and priesthood.   

In this heartfelt telling of Pope Benedict’s words and works, Joseph Pearce provides invaluable insight into Joseph Ratzinger the man, before he became Pope Benedict XVI.  As Pope, Benedict XVI fought tirelessly and successfully against the forces of secularism. As an uncompromising defender of the human person, he waged an unremitting battle against the dictatorship of relativism. Within the Church, he fought against modernism, restoring the splendor of truth in his defense of orthodoxy and the beauty of the liturgy. 

Promo Material by the Catholic Store
How to Arrive at the Truth- Algorithm as gleaned from Cardinal Ratzinger's writings
Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith by Cardinal Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI

The Catholic Company says that years from now, Catholics will still look back on Pope Benedict’s enduring legacy with profound gratitude. He successfully steered the Church in charity and truth against dark tides that sought to engulf Her.  

As for me and my house, we do not need to wait years. We know that Pope Benedict has been God's gift to the world

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Friday, January 07, 2022

Everybody is a Pope


The phrase "everyone's a comedian" doesn't mean that everyone is hilarious. It means that everyone thinks they're. Just like the phrase "everybody is a Pope." People may think they can do a better job than Pope Francis. Take for instance  l NY Post's  Maureen Callahan who opines that the Pope's "slam of selfish pet parents proves he never owned a pet.' Or National Catholic Reporter's 
Flora Tang who writes that  "Pope's comments are about more than pets. They reinforce the church's narrow view on reproduction and marriage."  Tang describes self as "a doctoral student in theology and peace studies at the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on post-traumatic sacramental theology, Asian American literature and queer theology." 

For the record, Pope Francis makes it clear in his Laudato Si that "Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature, is incompatible with the justification of abortion" 

Fox News Robert Sirico writes that "Pope Francis should let Catholics pray like Catholics" 

The implications are that these folks think they can teach Pope Francis a thing or two, and shepherd to Catholic flock better than the Pope.  By the way, this flock is a force so powerful, that  China's Xi Jinping fears it more than Russia or the United States.

Collage of Secular Media Claiming they Can do a Better Job Than Pope Francis


After all, China does not view the USA or Russia as her biggest threat but Christianity in general & Pope Francis in particular.   Simple math:  There are over 2.6 billion Christians in the world but only 1,4 billion Chinese

Earlier this month, Xi told a conference in Beijing, described in official reports as the National Work Meeting on Religious Affairs, that all religions in China needed to embrace the Communist Party, expanding on one of his long-held policies.


“(We) must maintain the party’s essential direction on religious work, we must continue our country’s direction for the sinicization of religion, we must continue to take the large numbers of religious believers, and unite them around the party and the government,” Xi said

But it is not surprising. More lies have been aimed at destroying the Roman Catholic Church than any other institution in the world. So much that even most Catholics believe the lies they were taught in high school or have seen on T.V. and social media and sadly the secular media will continue its attacks.  Everybody is a Pope!

Thursday, January 06, 2022

The Greatest Intellect of the 20th Century Ignored by Secular Media


Its high time we recognize that more lies have been aimed at destroying the Roman Catholic Church than any other institution in the world, including Pope Benedict XVI & Pope Francis. Sadly, even most Catholics believe the lies they were taught in high school or have seen on T.V. and social media. Just today, Robert Sirico in a Fox News Op-Ed titled Pope Francis should let Catholics pray like Catholics
Too many spiritual shepherds want to contain traditional worship as if it were some kind of virus, shamelessly misrepresenting Pope Francis.  In fact, 2022 started out no different than 2021:  Everybody wants to ne Pope Francis:  From Fox News ro the Catholic Reporter to the NY Post. These so called-journalists think they know better than Pope Francis how to shepherd a flock that is so powerful, it is the one China's Xi Jinping fears the most:

Earlier this month, Xi told a conference in Beijing, described in official reports as the National Work Meeting on Religious Affairs, that all religions in China needed to embrace the Communist Party, expanding on one of his long-held policies.

“(We) must maintain the party’s essential direction on religious work, we must continue our country’s direction for the sinicization of religion, we must continue to take the large numbers of religious believers, and unite them around the party and the government,” Xi said.




Collage of Main Stream Media sampling Claiming they know Better Than Pope Francis

Or take for instance the  Netflix movie, the Two Popes and Wikipedia's description of Pope Benedict

Cardinal George Pell says "Pope Benedict is probably the best theologian among all the popes."   And the  Ignatius Press says "Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age."

 I have  followed Cardinal Ratzinger for decades, and he is not only my favorite philosopher, ethicist & defender of the faith, but I can say he is a towering intellectual figure. Yet, if you look at the secular media, Noam Chomsky & Cornel West are considered top philosophers, without mentioning Cardinal Ratzinger



Secular Media Ignores The Greatest Intellect of the 20th Century in Cardinal Ratzinge


In its piece promoting the book Benedict XVI: Defender of the Faith By prolific internationally acclaimed author Joseph Pearce, the Catholic Company writes:



Pope Benedict XVI lived through World War II, was influential in formulating Vatican II, fought the Cold War, and helped the Church enter the Digital Age. And, he did all this while upholding the timeless truths of the faith and unity of worship through history in the liturgy. 


Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith by Cardinal Ratzinger

 

To understand why Pope Benedict XVI stepped down and his motivations, it is important we look at the totality of his life, faith, and priesthood.   


In this heartfelt telling of Pope Benedict’s words and works, Joseph Pearce provides invaluable insight into Joseph Ratzinger the man, before he became Pope Benedict XVI.  As Pope, Benedict XVI fought tirelessly and successfully against the forces of secularism. As an uncompromising defender of the human person, he waged an unremitting battle against the dictatorship of relativism. Within the Church, he fought against modernism, restoring the splendor of truth in his defense of orthodoxy and the beauty of the liturgy. 


How to Arrive at the Truth- Algorithm as gleaned from Cardinal Ratzinger's writings

Years from now, Catholics will still look back on Pope Benedict’s enduring legacy with profound gratitude. He successfully steered the Church in charity and truth against dark tides that sought to engulf Her.  


As for me and my house, we do not need to wait years.  We know that Pope Benedict has been God's gift to the world

Tuesday, January 04, 2022

Forget Fake News, Try Fake History

Adolph Hitler used to say that if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. whereas Napoleon Bonaparte said that history is a set of agreed upon lies.

Paraphrasing Napoleon, "History is a collection of fake news  published by the mainstream media,  promoted by  Big Tech enabled by the Deep State  - #TCBJ 



For example 

#COVID  - 14 days to flatten the curve

#Jan6

#2020FraudCoverUp

#RussiaHoax

#UkrainianHoax

#DominionSoftware 

#CovingtonKids

#KyleRittenhouse 

#HunterComputet

#BenghaziCoverUp

#IRSTeaPartyCoverUp

#FandFCoverUp

According to Pew Research,  a small number or vocal Twitter users drown out the many. 70% of reTweets are from Democrats & 70% of reTweets are falsehoods 





52% of adults get their news on #Facebook, 

87% of #Twitter users also use Facebook 


Now consider that more lies have been aimed at destroying the Roman Catholic Church than any other institution in the world. So much that even most Catholics believe the lies they were taught in high school or have seen on T.V. and social media:  Consider all the misrepresentations that Pope Francis has been subjected to, even when he clearly stated in his Laudato Si:  "Since everything is interrelated, concern for the protection of nature, is incompatible with the justification of abortion" - Pope Francis

In his book Forty Anti-Catholic Lies: A Myth-Busting Apologist Sets the Record Straight, Gerard Verschuuren refutes popular myths about Catholicism, while in  "Seven Lies about Catholic History," Dr. Diane  Moczar debunks revisionist history exposing  the lies we have heard over and over again 


Surprising?  No! 

After all, China does not view the USA or Russia as her biggest threat but Christianity in general & Pope Francis in particular.   Simple math:  There are over 2.6 billion Christians in the world but only 1,4 billion Chinese


Earlier this month, Xi told a conference in Beijing, described in official reports as the National Work Meeting on Religious Affairs, that all religions in China needed to embrace the Communist Party, expanding on one of his long-held policies. 

"(We) must maintain the party's essential direction on religious work, we must continue our country's direction for the sinicization of religion, we must continue to take the large numbers of religious believers, and unite them around the party and the government," Xi said. 





We saw this phenomenon with the Wuhan Virus:  research that threatens the status quo, like Hydrochloroquine is vilified, censored  & unlikely to be published




The Establishment, including Wikipedia,  is still promoting the Big Lie that that Biden was elected in a clean election & that the January 6th disruption was organized by President Trump - Refer to Wikipedia's
Trump's false claim of a stolen election, completely disregarding the facts, such as




We know for example, that some 60-90% of security breaches happen due to Inside Jobs. Insiders with motive, have a MOM: Motive, Opportunity and Means – enough to easily commit any crime, such as voter fraud. In fact, with insider help, voter fraud is so easy, a caveman can do it.


We know for example that the USPS unions endorsed Joe Biden and that over 80% of the USPS workers voted for Biden. We can reasonably guess that most, if not all of the swing precinct employees, working with the USPS workers, voted for Biden







Now consider that in a 2009 study Jonathan Haidt presented 8,000 plus people with hypotheticals such as discard a box of ballots to help your candidate win, They had to say whether they would do it for $10, $1,000, $100,000,More?

Liberals were willing to betray group loyalty, disrespect authority or do something disgusting, like say, voter fraud while conservatives said they were less willing to compromise on any of the moral categories.

Again I ask, why is it the Main Stream Media, DNC categorically deny that the 2016 elections included some level of voter fraud?

Because if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes history!


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