Charlie's Blog: Random Thoughts on Various Subjects 50

7.09.2017

Random Thoughts on Various Subjects 50


She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.
HENNY YOUNGMAN

1. TRUMP

Donald Trump delivered one of the greatest speeches I have ever heard from a President during his visit to Poland this past week. It is moving. It ranks up there with Reagan's famous "Tear Down This Wall" speech. It praises patriotism, freedom, and belief in God. Naturally, the Left despises it because they despise patriotism, freedom, and God. May they gnash their teeth forever in Hell for their hatred.

My wife asked me the other day if I thought Trump was a good president. I told her that I had exceedingly low expectations of the man who only won my vote because he was a Republican and was not Hillary Clinton. As such, he has had an easy job exceeding those expectations. The man has done a spectacular job so far. I can quibble here and there, but I thank God every day that the Obama nightmare is over.

NeverTrumpers are always going to hate the Donald. They insist on sacrificing the good on the altar of perfection in denial of the conservative dictum that governments are not meant to usher in Utopia but merely to prevent Hell on Earth. Governments are comprised of fallen men and women governing a fallen world.

Trump believes in God. That is enough to make the difference. I pray for the president every day. I thank God that he is our president.
Those heroes remind us that the West was saved with the blood of patriots; that each generation must rise up and play their part in its defense and that every foot of ground, and every last inch of civilization, is worth defending with your life.

Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield -- it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare shred of land on which the hope of Poland once totally rested. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart, and its people are in that fight. Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail. Our people will thrive. And our civilization will triumph. 

So, together, let us all fight like the Poles — for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

Thank you. God Bless You. God bless the Polish people. God bless our allies. And God bless the United States of America.
 2. FRANCIS

While Trump surprises me, the Holy Father disappoints. Cardinal Muller is turning out to be the James Comey of this pontificate as he dishes the dirt on what it is really like working for Pope Francis. Needless to say, it isn't pleasant. I also concur with Steve Skojec on this matter:

Repugnant is definitely the word for this. How does anyone especially the Pope interrupt a priest or prelate saying Mass? It makes me want to vomit.

There is a rumor that Pope Francis may rescind Summorum Pontificum but is merely waiting for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to drop dead first. I would rather see Pope Francis drop dead first than see Summorum Pontificum rescinded. But I totally believe this man will do it when the time comes. The modernists hate the Latin Mass, and they will destroy it.

Pope Francis has no love for the eucharist. It is said that he does not genuflect during the consecration nor drops to his knees during adoration. This might be forgivable if he has weak knees, but weak knees has never been a problem for him doing this:


Allowing unrepentant adulterers to take communion isn't such a big deal when you don't believe in the Real Presence. And that, Gentle Reader, would be the real question the remaining three cardinals should ask the Holy Father. Do you believe in Transubstantiation?

I don't think modernists believe in the Real Presence. This is why they have no problem with diminishing the Mass with Novus Ordo abuses, gay masses, and abominable architectural abortions that make airports and office buildings look beautiful in comparison. For them, communion is merely a community meal of sharing and caring. Their goal is to make this the standard in every parish:


Pope Francis is the modernist pope. He is on their side. He heaps praise upon the modernists while scorning traditional Catholics. He deposes faithful prelates while promoting and defending faithless prelates connected to vile practices and heretical teachings. And I know that worse things are still to come.

God wins in the end. Bad popes like Francis must be endured as a trial and as a cross. I pray that the faith of the faithful will remain strong. Fortitude will be needed as we patiently endure the things we cannot change. Pope Francis is God's chastisement of the Roman Catholic Church.

3. SMARTPHONE RANT OF THE WEEK

One of my frequent criticisms of smartphones is that they are actually pornphones allowing men to take the internet with them to places like the bathroom for the purpose of lust and self-abuse. There's a reason I don't touch another man's smartphone. I already know where it has been, and it makes me want to vomit. Now, there comes this article about what smartphones are doing to kids as they access the same sick pornography as the adults.

I don't look at pornography. It hurts my conscience. The temptation to look at porn is negated in my life by the fact that I do not own a smartphone. My computer is a desktop model that remains in the living room. I own a Chromebook that my wife has hijacked. It travels from the living room to the kitchen and back again. It is never used in private. Plus, all my devices have an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as a wallpaper. This is what I call the "Catholic Guilt Ray." It works.

Children shouldn't have smartphones. Unlike the people in the article, I go one step further and think that adults shouldn't have smartphones either.

4. QUOTABLE QUOTES

I would have people in time of silence take good heed that their minds be occupied with good thoughts, for unoccupied they will never be.
SAINT THOMAS MORE

I learned, in my heart, a notion Thomas Aquinas expressed in Scholastic doctrine: that the blessed in heaven must enjoy the torment of the wicked in hell.
MICHAEL BRENDAN DOUGHERTY

One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain.
THOMAS SOWELL

They not only fail from resisting this frailty [ of fallen human nature]…but do even worse as they commit the cursed sin against nature. Like the blind and stupid having dimmed the light of the understanding, they do not recognze the disease and misery in which they find themselves. For this not only causes Me nausea, but displeases even the demons themselves, whom these miserable creatures have chosen as their lords. For Me, this sin against nature is so abominable that , for it alone, five cities were submersed, by virtue of the jugdment of My Divine Justice, which could no longer bear them…It is disagreable to the demon, not because evil displeases them and they find pleasure in good, but because their nature is angelic and thus is repulsed upon seeing such an enormous sin being commited. It is true that it is the demons who hits the sinner with the poisoned arrow of lust, but when a man carries out such a sinful act, the demons leave.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA

Those offences which be contrary to nature are everywhere and at all times to be held in detestation and punished; such were those of the Sodomites, which should all nations commit, they should all be held guilty of the same crime by the divine law, which hath not so made men that they should in that way abuse one another. For even that fellowship which should be between God and us is violated, when that same nature of which He is author is polluted by the perversity of lust.
ST. AUGUSTINE

No sin in the world grips the soul as the accursed sodomy; this sin has always been detested by all those who live according to God.… Deviant passion is close to madness; this vice disturbs the intellect, destroys elevation and generosity of soul, brings the mind down from great thoughts to the lowliest, makes the person slothful, irascible, obstinate and obdurate, servile and soft and incapable of anything; furthermore, agitated by an insatiable craving for pleasure, the person follows not reason but frenzy.… They become blind and, when their thoughts should soar to high and great things, they are broken down and reduced to vile and useless and putrid things, which could never make them happy.... Just as people participate in the glory of God in different degrees, so also in hell some suffer more than others. He who lived with this vice of sodomy suffers more than another, for this is the greatest sin.
ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA

5. ODDS AND ENDS

--Much of the pathology and poverty in India can be blamed on the corrosive effects of Hinduism.

--George Clooney is a ridiculous leftwing celebrity hypocrite. He campaigned for opening up Europe and the UK to migrants. Now, he is retreating back to the USA over "security concerns." Amazing how things change when it is your wife and kids in harm's way.

--Charlie Gard will probably die even if he manages to escape the British healthcare system. It is a pro-life issue, but it is even more of a pro-parent issue. Governments bend over backward to help women kill their babies in abortion. Yet, the Charlie Gard affair is about parents who want to take their baby home.

6. LINKS OF INTEREST

The Benedict Option & the Barbarians at the Gate

If your life is utterly ordinary, you might well be on the right track

Why You Can Expect Increased Violence When The Left Is Out Of Power

The Liberal Jesuit Captivity of the Papacy

Pope Benedict’s Great Restoration