Thursday, April 30, 2015

The reason Americanism is a heresy of type millenarianism, specifically secular messianic

It is in the Catechism that we are not to put our faith in the secular forces of the AntiChrist. I submit that with this current redefinition of the institution of marriage- and possibly with the original mistake of allowing Catholic Priests to act as agents of the State with regard to the secular portion of marriage- we are committing Americanism, putting the Constitution as a higher law than Canon Law.
680 Christ the Lord already reigns through the Church, but all the things of this world are not yet subjected to him. The triumph of Christ's kingdom will not come about without one last assault by the powers of evil.

I don't think this is the final assault. But it may well be an intermediary one.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

And now in financial news, Europeans lose faith in the free market

Europeans have so much faith in big government that they're betting against the free market, enabling countries to be paid to borrow. You heard me right. 30% of Eurozone governmental debt is at a NEGATIVE interest rate. As in it costs you something to own it and there is no return on investment at all.

What is astounding is that Europeans distrust banks and brokerage houses so much, that they are willing to pay their governments to safegaurd their money, even if that means their money loses value. I guess it loses slower than they expect to lose it in a bank account, but come on, even the cowardly servant in the Parable of the Talents knew enough to bury his one coin. You get a better rate of return converting your cash to metal and burying it in the ground,m than you do from these governments in the Eurozone, so what is really going on?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Why certain types of murder are legal in the United States

It doesn't matter how old you are. Since the late 1990s, you have NOT had a right to life in the United States:
Roe V Wade Took away the right of the unborn to be born
Tennesse V Garner, made it legal for cops to use "reasonable force" on people who resist arrest, up to and including death.
Graham v. Conner, which made police killings of the mentally ill legal, even those who can't talk coherently.
Washington V. Glucksburg, which states your doctor has the right to convince you to commit suicide when you are terminally ill.

The right to life is long gone in these United States.

Monday, April 27, 2015

We the People

Heteronormative US Constitution. I wonder how long it will be until the hippies and homosexuals notice and try to change this.

"We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Guess what, you can't have a posterity until you're willing to have a procreative definition of marriage. Procreation, in the modern sense, means not just avoiding contraception, but actually sticking together long enough to raise the children. If you're divorced before your last child is 21, you've failed. If you are homosexual, you've failed. It's right there in the Constitution, the purpose of life in these United States is to secure the blessings of liberty not just to ourselves, but to our posterity, to our children.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

From the State of Oregon Knights of Columbus Convention: Eros requires openness to life

Fr. Theo Lange makes an excellent point (Click through to see the video) that I've never thought of before- that Eros is not complete, without being open to procreation of life. The origin of erotic thought is fertility- is the Greek God shooting arrows into the land to make it fertile, the origin of our Cupid Myth.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world

In a recent conversation with feminist atheists, I claimed that the reason that conquest-by-rape always fails is because, at least for the first two to three years of life, women have more influence on children's brains than men do. That isn't always true of course- there's always the stay-at-home-daddy type like myself, and I had an enormous amount of influence on Christopher before the age of six months; to the extent that at 11 years he still insists on "Daddy cuddle time". But in most cases, in patriarchal societies and especially in ones that are busy with conquest of new areas, Daddy's out either working or conquering new lands; he's left behind his genes, but he has no influence on how the child is raised. Nor does he care- for if he's trying the conquest-by-rape idea in the first place, he's got a very malformed view of the family and what it takes to raise well adjusted children. Which leaves Mom. Rocking the cradle. Reading stories or telling myths that fit HER values. So whose culture gets transmitted? Mom.

Oddly enough, there is recent evidence that for a patriarchal society to survive, Dad *must* be involved with his children before they are school age. What they see Dad do, they will also emulate- if he's around for them to see him do it. But that last is very key. Unless Dad is around, there is no way for Dad's culture to be transmitted to the children. And since conquest-by-rape dads never stick around, it still fails. So Catholic Dads, there is a lesson in that for you- Pope Francis is right. Stick around. You are the Shepherd of your family, you need the smell of the sheep on you.

I'm sorry, I just don't accept your definition of evil

I should know by now not to argue pro-life on Leah Libresco's blog. Too many of her modern feminist friends simply don't accept the concept that even a child conceived in rape, is a human being that has value.

And finally, a link for the idiots who think that children of rape don't exist.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A bookmark for Grandma

Grandma and Grandpa want to take the grandkids on a ride this summer in a hot air balloon. Christopher is scared. I need to show him how amazing this opportunity is. This is the promotional video:

Monday, April 20, 2015

Wow, the guy with the Bike became the guy with the Sailboat (revisions 1 & 2) and got old

Many years ago (I think 1988 or so), I saw this dude on Donnahue with the Winnebiko revision 2. I happened to mention him in a meeting today (we were talking about keyboards, and the Behemoth's brain interface came to mind for me- single eye monitor, built into a helmet with microphone and speakers before Bluetooth was even invented, combined with a ten key chorded keyboard in the handlebars- he typed in binary) and nobody knew what I was talking about.

Since giving up his bicycling days, he's built two sailing vessels, one of which is for sale as he prepares for old age and switching to a motor yacht. He's also got a pretty neat project in the last year he calls "Shacktopus"- after years of living on solar power and batteries he wanted to still do it on land, so he packaged a cut down version of the Nomadness's power systems onto a hand truck, with 100 watt solar panel and 79 amp hours of battery life (I note that wouldn't last me two days, since I'm CPAP dependent, but that's a neat idea).

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

How We Think Helps Explain the Culture Wars - Crisis Magazine

How We Think Helps Explain the Culture Wars - Crisis Magazine:

I'm using the above article as a jumping off point for a theory of my own my subconscious has been working on for the past couple of weeks.

That theory runs something like this.  Science is able to tell us how, Religion is able to tell us why.  When we remove the why- when we remove religion- we remove an essential bit of data necessary for long term planning.  Resource allocation alone is not enough.  If the cynic knows the cost of everything and the price of nothing, the modern technocrat knows the price of everything and the cost of nothing.

This affects both the liberal and the conservative sides of America.  Liberals are adopting unsustainable sexual morals; conservatives are adopting unsustainable industrial practices.

Without tradition, civilization can't continue.

Monday, April 6, 2015

When did expressing an opinion become bigotry?

I don't remember ever being called a bigot before January of 2004. Since then, expressing an opinion has become the social equivalent of lynching.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

You're so vain, you probably think that law is about you

It isn't. It just isn't. No matter which side of the Indiana law you are on, unless you are a small business owner in Indiana, that law isn't about YOU. Not even if you are a customer of small businesses in Indiana. Every person carping about either side- whether it is politicians and celebrities vowing to never travel there again, or Christians in other states celebrating a small victory in the culture wars- it isn't about them. It's about protecting small businesses in Indiana from frivolous lawsuits. That's ALL it is about.
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