The Black Tar Opiate

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The celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is here again as the United States prepares to enter Black History month. The normal expectation is for citizens across the country to celebrate and honor the man for giving birth to the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s.

Underneath the banner of Civil Rights and the cry from Martin Luther King that he had a dream, there were other forces at play. While the public face was pacifist demonstrations and visionary speeches that stirred the masses, the private face was a virulent push for a radical transition to a socialist America. It was King’s words that inspired masses to accept ideas that previous generations would not.

In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check … This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness … Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”

The Socialists of the day, running under the banner of Civil Rights, could easily grasp the idea of universal brotherhood, but they also could and did grasp the idea that white America was in debt to blacks. This debt was never quantified and never laid out with a measurable limit so that at one point, America could be said to have paid back the bad check. No one really said what the debt was or how payment was to be measured, but the red left knew exactly how to measure it.

The debt is defined in legislation as one of wealth and power while being sold as a debt of opportunity, something emotional and undefined. This debt of emotion is to be paid through transfer and redistribution of material means from the haves to the have nots, which has come to mean from whites to non-whites, including masses of immigrants from non-American countries. Any inequality between whites and non-whites, real or perceived, gives proof to the claim that the dream is not achieved and further redistribution is necessary.

King had a vision and utopian visions serve no function other than to pacify the masses. The reality is that blacks in 1963 wanted access to the same material opportunities whites had. The evidence now says they have it and still America is said to have a long way to go. King’s dream reminds whites of their debt while at the same time convincing the masses that utopia can and must be achieved.

His dream was only that, a dream, and the increasing acceptance of Socialist ideology as well as the acceptance of demographics that will make whites an absolute minority for the sake of paying that bad check America owes is the practical reality. Martin Luther King, Jr. is now the face of justification for a Socialist America, universal material equality for all Americans, except for whites.

What King’s speech actually accomplished was to lull the masses into accepting the transition to full-fledged Socialism, making King a black tar opiate of the masses. Maybe King did not envision a Socialist America, nor did the masses have such an end in mind, but others did. His speeches and achievements do not mark a period of greatness, but rather the emergence of Socialist America and the end of everything else.

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Finding Light In Bright

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Spoiler Alert

Right off the start, let me say that Bright is full of diversity-is-our-strength messages, which pretty much feels like salted sandpaper on road rash. If you can push past it, you will find an interesting mix of the video game world of Warcraft and the reality show Gangland. Surprisingly, there is an interesting story here with actual characters arcs for the main characters. Where Hollywood has failed time and again in recent years, Netflix has managed to succeed.

The plot is basically that the events of Warcraft, where humans aided by elves fought against orc hordes, are considered to be part of an ancient medieval, pseudo-European history that is still remembered in a modern Los Angeles that is full of corruption and gang warfare. One human even proudly proclaims that his ancestors slaughtered orcs en masse.

It is a dark, gritty world of violence and the ever-present taste of despair. Humans, orcs, and elves are intermingled and where they are not, there is a caste system where the elves (who are all white) are the wealthy citizens, the orcs are relegated to a despised underclass (along with blacks and hispanics, who all seem to live in gangs), and humans occupy a crumbling middle where a mix of human ethnicity is sprinkled with elves and orcs.

What makes this social justice background redeemable is that at various points, the need for diversity takes a break to allow for actual character and plot development. It’s not exactly The Godfather, but when things happen on screen, there is at least some sense of motivation for the characters. As I watched I was able to connect in some way with the characters, both good and bad, and there was an actual reason for why people made their decisions.

After spending my money to watch The Last Jedi, and not surprised when I felt like a battered woman for sitting through it, Bright was actually refreshing.

In the movie, I saw a sub-context and it was what really got my attention. Without saying much, magic in the movie is powerful and is wanted by several characters for various reasons, some selfish and some evil. There is a moment where the magic is used for good and introduces the mystic and mysterious, and even hope, into a world of nothing more than concrete, bullets, and corruption.

And here is what I see as as the most powerful message in the movie. Our modern, secular world breeds nothing but decay and the empty pursuit of pleasure, leading to a dirty world of lost hopes and dashed dreams. Without the magic of Christianity, the world is a meaningless place. Miracles like the Incarnation and the Resurrection elevate man out of the blandness of a world of mindless evolution. Likewise, it is the magic in the movie that gives both movement and meaning to the characters in the film.

I cannot recommend Bright without caveats, such as the aforementioned diversity and the heavy use of foul language, but compared to Hollywood’s weakening ability to tell a story, Bright is a welcomed change.

Of course, cinema can never replace a good book written before pictures were put into motion.

Reverence Over Revival

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Whenever it appears to watchful eyes that religious devotion among Christians is waning, there are calls for some sort of spark to reignite a spirit of zeal. Some call it ‘revival’ and others call it ‘reformation.’ Among Catholics, ‘renewal’ is used. Whether it is a calling of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit or the fiery cheerleading for outward expressions of emotion, the goal is the same: get those who claim to follow Christ to be zealous about it.

The problem is always the same. Zeal, enthusiasm, and tearful weeping may elicit boastful rededication toward a changed life, but like other good intentions driven by human passion, they can wane in the stormy darkness of a fallen world. That moment of raised hands and shouted hallelujah is good on a Sunday morning, but six days of grinding under the weight of a fallen world can take its toll and leave a man needing another fix of emotional worship. No one would deny that joy should be part of the Christian life, but there is a difference between the hyper-exileration of Sunday morning and the quiet sense of truth that permeates every moment of every day.

Before the nineteenth century saw the full emergence of emotion-based Christianity, in response to the inability of Christians to rationally argue against Enlightenment thinking, religion was was based on expectations of men being devoted to the truth of Jesus Christ, devotion manifested in consistent rites and routines. While not overly emotional nor outwardly zealous, the habits of sacrament and virtue had the potential effect of building serious men of serious faith that was not dependent on elation, but on devotion as a labor of love.

Today, what served Christian men in centuries past can accomplish the same in the stormy midst of a world becoming brutally hostile to Christ and His Church. Young men are being raised in the emotional dominance of women which translates into severe emotional dependency that feeds the perpetual adolescence of modern worship, with all of its feelings-based relevance. And when men fall off, the call is to intensify the emotional experience, to up the dosage of the drug, to get men “fired up” for the Lord.

But men prove to be their best over time. It is not the Sunday-morning zealot that is ultimately remembered. It is the steady man that was capable of building and leading his family, that was a stalwart of wisdom and good decisions through seasons of happiness and sadness, that proved himself faithful over an entire lifetime, who is remembered.

The older world understood this need for longevity, and valued it. Religious tradition fostered longevity and devotion through a life of virtue. The traditions of the old world church ultimately built better men, who were far greater in their lives than the sexualized boys of today, boys who live only for today, have abandoned yesterday, and care nothing for tomorrow.

One of the aspects of traditional, old world Christianity is that wisdom and knowledge do not begin with zeal and celebration, though those may follow.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is prudence. – Proverbs 9:10

Recognizing the complete nature of God, of His sovereignty over the affairs of a man’s life, of His grace and judgment, is the place where a man should start a life of devotion. As Job declared:

… the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: as it hath pleased the Lord, so is it done: blessed be the name of the Lord … If we have received good things at the hand of God, why should we not receive evil? – Job 1:21, 2;10

This sober and somber stance of humility does not eliminate zeal or void joy, but it tempers the temptation to run wild like naive children through a fallen world, to make the sensation of happiness the highest goal. A man may convince himself through his emotions that he is invincible, but the lion waiting to devour him cares little for his emotions.

To revitalize Christian men will take more than fires of zeal. Instead it will take men who are genuinely committed to the great cause of Western Civilization, including Church, Manhood, and Family. It will take men willing to walk away from “good friends, good food, and good times all the time,” the marketing point for modern America.

Needed for men is not a revival, but a reverence for Christendom and the Truth it preserves, even as both weather brutal assault.

Meeting A Neo-Caesar

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I am Neo-masculinity

The mass is ended. The congregants have left. I am at the back of the church, in my wheelchair, leaning forward so that I can rest my hands on the pew before me, and my eyes are closed as I silently pray and seek Christ crucified. The sanctuary is finally quiet, a holy place of needed contemplation.

There is a man in the pew in front of me, slightly to my left, also praying. We are both interrupted by a studious young man who remembers the other man from a previous meeting. The young man introduces his wife, young and meek, and he and the man in the pew begin a conversation.

I sit quietly for a few minutes, hoping this young man will finish his conversation and move on. But he does not. I sit there, looking at the giant crucifix at the front of the church, my thoughts gone and my intentions abandoned. Near the front of the church there is a family, the women wearing veils, also silently praying.

I abandon my attempt to pray in a silent church and go outside. At this point I am angry. The young man was confident, well dressed, and appeared quite pleased with his arc in life. But he did not care that the other man before him and myself were praying, carrying out acts of the sacred. What mattered was who he knew and the greatness of his current place.

To me, this is neo-masculinity, a generation of young men confident, dominant, and autonomous in their pursuit of greatness. For them, there is nothing sacred other than their own personal achievement. These men, who have no need of things divine, who have no guilt before God, are the ones expected to rise up and be the Caesars who will save Western Civilization from the globalists.

The only difference between the next generation of Communists and the next generation of Neo-masculine men is that the former will seek to rule the world under a Marxist banner and the latter will seek to rule the world for no other cause then their own glory. The future is a war between Stalin and the Caesars. Neither of them have any interest or need for Christ.

Yes, a new generation of men confident and free from feminist poisoning is rising, but they have no need for God as they are their own gods. The State, Islam, or Caesar. These are the future choices Western men have before them and Neo-masculinity is building the latter.

The West is drowning in the winepress of Enlightenment thinking and Christianity is rotting from within, fragmented by Protestant rebellion and weakened by its acceptance of modern ideas, such as equality. A true reclamation of the West will require a new generation of men who have as their sole mission devotion to Christ and His Holy Roman Catholic Church. They will have to take on the unholy beasts of the State, Islam, and the new Caesars. For the sake of us all, may they be victorious.

Christus Victoria

The Church Needs To Be Obsessed With Sex

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Sodom and Gomorrah.

The “God is love” movement has turned Christendom from truth to feelings, sentimental connection, and endless philosophical speculation. Divinely revealed reality has been replaced with a passive gentleness that is fully accepting of all people and all things just for sake of avoiding the ugly feelings of rejection. Compassion has become equated with comfort and acceptance.

Part of this acceptance is sexuality in all forms. While the traditional expectations of chastity before marriage between one man and one woman in a lifelong union are given a nod of respect, the emergence of non-traditional sexuality enshrined and embraced in a new community of sexual openness is the new litmus test for the Church. To reject the “gay” community, which includes all forms of sexuality from homo- to bi-sexuality and allows for casual sexuality without any expectation of fidelity, is to be a church called “judgmental” and “fundamentalist.” To prove God is love, the Church is called to accept the “gay” community, providing a place where there is never criticism of non-traditional sexuality. The comfort of acceptance free from the judgment of rejection is the goal.

At the same time, the “God is love” movement is also heralding the ongoing call for “compassion” for the poor and disenfranchised, especially racial minorities, women and gays. Compassion is acceptance for those who feel rejected. The idea of compassion for the less fortunate is indeed a noble goal and enshrined in the heart of Christianity. Those who are in the traditional camps who feel rejected and disenfranchised by the new movement are, however, quietly ignored.

Historically, Christianity offered a view that puts acceptance of sexual license at odds with compassion and in fact views sexual license as the forerunner of social cruelty.

One of the more profound accounts in biblical history is that of Sodom and Gomorrah. It records a community in such a state of sexual depravity that the men of the city sought to have sex with the men who were staying with Lot. And Lot himself offers his daughters to the crowd as virgin sacrifices and is later date-raped by his own daughters (cf. Genesis 19). The level of sexual anarchy was such that God destroyed the city. Until recently, the word “sodomy” was used to describe homosexual sex between two men or any kind of sexuality that included the violation of the anus, the very mark of complete sexual depravity.

Some have argued, in defense of the open sexuality, that Sodom was not destroyed because of its sexual proclivities, but because it did not care for the poor. As proof, they quote Ezekiel 16:49:

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.

However, the apostle Paul saw a connection between sexual license and cruelty. In the first chapter of Romans, in the second half, he lays a blanket accusation against man from God. In this declaration of universal guilt, he marks as a sign of man’s descent into depravity three major points.

First, man rejects acknowledging God, including his accountability to and dependence on Him:

For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened (Romans 1:21).

Second, having turned away from God, the immediate result is sexual anarchy:

Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves (Romans 1:24).

Finally, without God and in a state of sexual anarchy, they become cruel and malicious:

They were filled with all manner of wickedness, evil, covetousness, malice. Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless (Romans 1:29-31).

Sexual license is the surest sign of man rejecting God and a guarantee of a cruel society. The Church being obsessed with sex is important because no society can rightly claim to be just and compassionate while holding a state of sexual anarchy. For a man to claim to be a compassionate Christian and yet live a life of sexual license is to live a lie. Chastity and charity go hand in hand.

True compassion in and from the Church will only be achieved when marriage is again upheld as a binding institution and all other forms of sexuality are soundly and thoroughly rejected. This includes divorce, casual sex, and the pernicious lie that is called the “gay lifestyle.” Men must reject sexual hedonism and the feminist exaltation of women and return to God, dedicating themselves to Christ, Tradition, and Scripture. Then they will have a foundation from which to embrace a wife and children and the world in the compassion of truth and service.

If men cannot govern and care for themselves in terms of sex, then there is no reason to  expect them to care for others in everyday life.

A Moment Of Sober Reflection

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Sometimes the battle against evil and sin takes its toll on a warrior. He fights a hundred battles against himself each day as well as the larger battle that is with him every waking moment in the world around him.

Satan, in his great wrath, is relentless, malicious, and devoid of surrender. In order for a man to live, the devil must die. No eloquent speeches or warm-hearted, closed door meetings to hammer out a world-making agreement two hundred pages long. No, that will not do.

For a man to live righteously, he must draw his sword and run the thing through Satan’s heart, to the hilt, and will a loud cry of “Christus Victoria!

However, Satan, stabbed and bleeding, is not going to retreat without a fight. The warrior, the Holy Crusader for the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, and the Church, must fight with as much vigor and relentless resolve as his enemy.

The kingdom does indeed suffereth violence and the violent bear it away.

Is White Genocide God’s Doing?

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In my Protestant years, I was a student of eschatology and the end times. In modern protestant thinking, Israel plays a major roll in events immediately preceding the return of Christ. The fundamental idea is that God has blinded Jews to the reality of Jesus as Christ while giving the Kingdom to the Gentiles for a finite period of time.

In Pauls’ letter to the church in Rome, he writes:

I must not fail, brethren, to make this revelation known to you; or else you might have too good a conceit of yourselves. Blindness has fallen upon a part of Israel, but only until the tale of the Gentile nations is complete … they [Israel] are rebels now, obtaining pardon for you, only to be pardoned in their turn (Romans 11:25,32).

I will make some observations.

  • Paul wrote this declaration to the Roman Christians. Essentially, these were Catholics as Rome was the foothold from which Christianity grew, blossomed and blessed the world. By the first century, the basics of the Roman Catholic faith, including the Sacraments, the Magisterium, and the Holy Orders were already established with the Latin language of the Roman Empire.
  • The decline of the Roman Church has been especially acute in the past fifty years, as Church leadership has softened the heritage of the Roman Latin Church to make way for more modern concepts like equality and inclusiveness.
  • The Protestant Reformation could be considered the great “falling away” that the Apostle Paul wrote about in 2 Thessalonians 2: Do not let anyone find the means of leading you astray. The apostasy must come first; the champion of wickedness must appear first, destined to inherit perdition. This is the rebel who is to lift up his head above every divine name, above all that men hold in reverence, till at last he enthrones himself in God’s temple, and proclaims himself as God. (vv 3-4). Without the singular authority of God in the Roman Church, each individual man is left to be his own authority, to essentially appoint himself as God’s anointed, whether he is actually of God or not. The result has been a Christian faith and culture that has been free falling into tragic decadence and irrelevance.

If today’s demographical and racial decimation of Europe is the work of God fulfilling the “Times of the Gentiles,” then the emerging dominance of Jews in Israel  and American media might mean that Christ is getting close to revealing Himself to Israel. The weakening of the Gentiles through the weakening of the Church that Christ founded in Rome may be a sign that Christ’s return is near.

If this is true, it is bittersweet. No citizen of Christendom would sanely celebrate its decline and yet its decline may mean a greater event, the return of Jesus Christ to earth.

I write these things as suggestions only. I am not a prophet of Christ nor do I claim to be.

Dues Vult.