Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Murder Of George Floyd

Last week, on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, four police officers used excessive force on Goerge Floyd, causing his death.  Floyd was on the ground.  At one point, three officers had their knees on him.  Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck.  This lasted for almost 10 minutes.  The police relented only when paramedics showed up.  Floyd was later pronounced dead.

There is much video on the internet.  Given the reckless attitude evinced by Chauvin, as he stares into one of the cell phone cameras, hands in pockets while kneeling on Floyd's neck, no one can doubt that he knew what he was doing.  The four oficers were fired and Chauvin was arrested on charges of manslaughter and third-degree murder.  I do not know if Minnesota recognizes depraved-heart murder as second or third degree murder.

There is some talk of Floyd and Chauvin working for the same club last year, so it's quite possible that they knew each other.  Both Chauvin and Tou Thao (one of the other officers) have both been subjects of internal investigations through the years.   Right away we know now that while racism may have been a factor in this murder, that has not been definitively proven.  In the facts just stated, including the possibility of Chauvin and Floyd being acquainted from previous employment, we can surmise other motives as well.

However, the politically correct knee-jerk reaction is to cry "RACISM!" before there has been one hearing on this matter.  Sadly, but predictably, the USCCB, the Archdiocese of Washington and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have hopped on the politically correct bandwagon.  Here's another one from the USCCB.  Notice how both say they are distressed to see another video of a black man being killed?  Why did they feel it necessary to specify a black man?  Would they have been less distressed if the victim were white?  Here's a "case-in-point".  The meme is incorrect; the woman's name is Justine Damond.  She too was murdered by a Minneapolis cop.  I did not learn of her until I saw the picture on Facebook.  Why didn't I hear of her before?  Where was the public outcry for her?  When did the nation's bishops wax mournful over her?  For that matter, are the bishops going to pay this gentleman any attention?

Mayhem is happening all over the country, and not as spontaneously as some might like to pretend.  One rioter in fact is asking questions - such as, why are pallets of bricks mysteriously appearing at protest locations?  They do come in quite handy when looking for something to hurl through a shop or car window!  Might it be these folks?  One of their flyers was found in the streets during an outbreak in Baltimore.

If some of the rioters go to trial, they will need lawyers.  They need never fear, for two liberally-trained lawyers were operating right beside them, supplying the rioters with molotov cocktails and other explosives.  These lawyers are in custody now; whether or not they'll serve jail time remains to be seen.  They should at least be disbarred - however, there are the Clintons and Obamas so, oh never mind!

Tucker Carlson has stated that the mainstream meda are fanning the flames of this mob violence.  I regret that for the most part, so are the US bishops.  If you read that article about this "friends of democracy" bunch, you'll see talk of "friendly law enforcement" and other covert allies.  Many police departments are standing down; might they (or at least high officials) be in cahoots with the thugs?  President Trump said he would deploy troops and National Guards to do what local police can't (or won't) do, utilizing the Insurrection Act.

I will have more to say on the bishops in my next post, for Archbishop Gregory disgraced himself big time on June 2.

Friday, May 29, 2020

We Are Not Out Of The Woods By A Long Shot

My previous post detailed how Howard County's dictates would effectively forbid Mass - or make it illegal.  Well, it seems that common sense prevailed for Howard County withdrew that order today.

In Montgomery County, Mark Elrich loosened the chains slightly  He held a press conference outside today, I think in Rockville, where he announced that the county would implement "phase one" effective Monday June 1st.  Watch the entire video in the WJLA piece.  He is catching some well-deserved flack.  One might say it's rude behavior, but consider that those people have lost jobs, livlihoods, savings, etc, and all for jackbooted posturing.  I salute that lady who held that sign up.

The would-be demagogues need to see that we won't take their tyranny sitting down - or at least many of us are prepared to fight to live as free people.  Below is a video done by a woman who sat in on "contact tracing" training and who issues a stark warning.  We must continue to be vigilant, espeically against this HB 6666 - and watch our phones!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Howard County MD Dictating Religious Practices

As mentioned in the previous post, most of Maryland is starting to open up, with the exception of Montgomery County.  Masses will start to happen, although the restrictions on them remain draconian.  However, the executive of Howard County, Calvin Ball, is still flexing his inner tyrant.  He has forbidden the consumption of food and drink during services.  In a valid Mass, the priest must consume the Host and the Sacred Blood.  If that doesn't happen, the Mass isn't licit.

Archbishop Lori has weighed in.  He has "serious concerns".  I should hope so.  Now what is he prepared to do about it?  Might I suggest he look to his brother bishops in Minnesota?  Many churches across the country are prepared to defy their local overlords.  WIth the exception of the Minnesota bishops, I don't know of any other Catholic clergy who are exhibiting anywhere near the courage and resolve of their protestant counterparts.

We have the fullness of Faith.  We have the Sacraments.  I would ask why don't all our prelates display some spinal fortitude, but readers of this blog (and others) can surmise why.

Montgomery County MD Slides Further Down The Cesspool

There's talk that the corona virus has awakened more interest in home schooling.  Since March much of the nation has had no choice in the matter since schools were closed.  When I first heard that public schools were closed, I wasn't that heartbroken for we are all well aware that public schools, by and large, have devolved into brainwashing centers that aim to turn out mind-numb, amoral cogs for the machine of the New World Order.

Thanks to Activist Mommy, we learn that a school district will start a series on LGBTQ+  studies!  The students don't learn their history (just the warped version leading them to despise their heritage), no civics or life skills, barely literate, but they just have to learn the "culture of LGBTQ"!  And where, oh where, is this pioneering district located?  Montgomery County, Maryland, of course!  That bastion of all things progressive and dumbed-down!

It was Montgomery County MD that was one of the first localities that tried to implement a NARAL-concocted scheme to shut down pro-life pregnancy centers (and had their behinds handed to them in court).  They've led the charge to force transgender "rights" down our throats and to have us fund the lawbreaking of illegal aliens. Late-term abortionist Leroy Carhart set up shop here because this county is so hospitable to baby-killers.

In other news, the State of Maryland is starting to crawl out from corona shut-down - except for one county.  Guess which one?

Monday, May 25, 2020

Marshall: Freemasons Praise Pope Francis

The document to which Marshall refers, that is the occasion for the acolades from the Masons, is the "Document On Human Fraternity And Living Together" that Pope Francis signed with an Islamic leader last year.  That link takes you to the document as published on the Vatican's website.  A little more than halfway down is the statement "the diversity of religions..are willed by God".  Anyone involved in the crafting, signing and promulgation of this document, containing this heresy, has committed the sin of idolatry.  Given the work and deliberation that went into this mess, we must consider that the conditionf for mortal sin are present.

The "new world order" and the "one religion" goals are desired by Masons.  Marshall cites the Catholic faith as an obstacle to these goals.  He doesn't mention another obstacle that the Masons might wish to eliminate - the United States.  Oh, yes, many in high places are masons, but the bulk of ordinary citizens are not.  Even though they have been largely corrupted by sins of excess and impurity, there remains just enough sense of history that must be neutralized.  Hence we see, during this corona panic, the undermining of constitutional rule of law and the brainwashing of the populace into blindly accepting the dictates of whoever happens to be holding political office.  They have already succeeded to a large extent, but not completely yet.  The shuttering of churches, economic and social lives is part and parcel of the attempt to extinguish the sense of who we are as a nation.  This scenario is being repeated in most of the countries that comprise western civilization.  We have been divorced from our own spiritual and civic heritage.  When - if - we emerge from this, we have much damage control to accomplish - both in learning our national traditions but more importantly in rediscovering what Our Lord require of us and His Church.

Again, to establish the New World Order, its would-be architects understand that western civilization, with its Christian underpinnings, must be obliterated.  Even some honest atheiests understand the unbreakable link between western civiliation and Christianity.  More and more of them are beginning to understand that if Christianity is marginalized, the moral underpinnings behind civilization will likewise vanish, leaving behind a resurence of barbarism and anarchy in its wake. As you read that, notice they had no praise at all for Islam.  Unless Pope Francis is a complete idiot - and I don't believe he is - he is aware and complicit in all this.  It's interesting that the pope fancies himself to be modeled after St Francis.  However, the five Franciscan protomartyrs were martyred for preaching Christianity to Muslims.  They must be aghast at the pope's capitulation to the Muslins with the document cited above.

The masks are falling off the perpetrators.  But are the scales falling off enough eyes?

Sunday, May 24, 2020

A Courageous Priest Rebukes Derelict Bishops

Now that the president has told the tyranical governors to stand down, our bishops have no more excuses.  They should heed the words of this priest and remember that they are shepherds of souls first and foremost.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Trump Orders Governors To Stop Hindering Places Of Worship

Today the president acknowledged that churches, synagogues, mosques are "essential" and ordered governors to cease their lockdowns of worship.  He further added that if they fail to do so, that he will override them.   In Maryland, I don't know how that will pan out, since Hogan has largely punted that question to the counties.

Isn't it a sad commentary on the faith (or lack thereof) of our bishops when a civil leader understands the importance of prayer to God but the bishops exhibit, at best, a blase attitude towards worship of God?  The Minnesota bishops and some Protestants are a happy exception to that mindset, but their numbers are few and far between.

Even now, the left is working to undermine Trump's defense of freedom of religion.  I will post now a screenshot of a post by dissident Fr James Martin.

Just look at the first two sentences of the screed and notice the logical disconnect.  He is deiberately twisting the meaning of Trump's words to the governors to imply that Trump is ordering the churches to reopen.  Nothing of the sort is happening.  Churches may well believe that they should remain closed.  No one is forcing them to open.  But by the same token, the First Amendment prohibits government from forcing them to shutter.  That is what Trump is addressing.  Either Martin has some problems with basic reading comprehension or he's being disingenuous.  Let's cut to the chase; it's the latter and he just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar on that one.

So either the govenrors will remember that they are sworn to uphold the United States Constitution (refer to First and Fourteenth Amendments), or President Trump will protect US citizens from overbearing governors and local bureaucrats.  Once that happens, we will hold the bishops' feet to the fire.  Bishop Schneider had some choice words for those withholding the Sacraments, calling them "fake shepherds".  He couldn't be more correct.  Those words apply to Archbishops Gregory and Lori in my locality.  I'm just thankful that there are pockets of sanity in my area, but again I'm looking at several hours on the road because our prelates fear Hogan, Bowser, and Northam more than God.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Minnesota Bishops Defy Governor's Tyranny, Open Masses

Minnesota's bishops announced today that they are permitting parishes in their six dioceses to reopen this coming weekend.  They noted that the 10-person limit impacts only religious gatherings and thus is inherently discrimatory. 

Pray that other bishops will find their backbones and insist upon their right to see to the spiritual needs of their flocks.

Covid, New Age, New World Order

All over the United States, the would-be Gestapo chieftans are unmasking themselves.  They no longer pretend to be interested in their oaths of office.
  • Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced that those who will not "cooperate" with his corona-tracer goons will not be allowed to leave their homes.
  • In Los Angeles, if "non-essential businesses" refuse to close, Mayor Eric Garcetti will order that their water and electricity be shut off.  I suspect abortion mills are exempt.
  • In Louisville, KY, if someone who has been in contacct with a covid-positive person refuses to stay home, he or she will have to wear an ankle monitor and will be criminally charged if he or she leaves the house again.  That is to say that if one has the audacity to live their life without fear, he/she can expect to be treated as would be a convicted sex offender.  And yes, Kentucky has a snitch site.
  • The CDC is recommending that newborns be separated from their mothers and even isolated from others if the mother is suspected of having the covid virus.  To isolate a newborn is to inflict devastating psychological on the infant, and certainly would disrupt the bonding that needs to occur after birth.
So are all of these actions designed to "protect the citizens", OR, are they designed to punish those who won't blindly follow the dicates of increasingly tyrannical governmental officials?  I think the latter.  Moreover, I think there is design afoot to alienate today's Americans from their own national heritage, their families, and knowledge of their God-given rights as guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

Catholics all over the world have been subject to this systematic attempt to erase from their consciousness their Catholic history, dogmas, Sacraments and ultimately their knowledge of Jesus Christ Himself.   That's why Holy Mass has been banalized into a sappy and insipid feel-good jamboree.  That's why Catholic education has been inundated with politically correct mantras while stripped of the teaching of the Catechism.  Most recently, we have seen bishops outdo the civil authorities in the denying of the Sacraments to the faithful, heretically alleging that physical health is just as important (if not more so) than spiritual health.  Recall too how a week or so ago, the pope, for "fraternity" was urging pagans to pray to their demon-idols to free us of covid.

Archbishop Vigano recently retierated the warnings given in the appeal that he and many other Catholics have signed to warn of the dangers of the so-called "new world order".  Consider that this "new world order" can only occur if citizens of individual countries are brain-washed into disregarding their own national heritage and even adherence to the One True Faith

Atrocities such as the ones described above continue to be hurled at us - not only from would-be tyrants but also faithless prelates.  Connect the dots.  We are being told that we should jettison our heritage, both as Catholics and US citizens, on the arbitrary say-so of governmental dictators.  Government knows best, you see?  Not faithful Catholics, not US citizens, for they are just sheeple!  We are being primed and prepared to swallow the New Age, New World Order.  I don't know what frightens me more - the agents of the police state, or the dumbed down people who are actually clamoring for task-masters to put nooses around their necks.