Trump mulling Appeals Court judges Barbara Lagoa, Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court – source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two female U.S. Appeals Court judges are on President Donald Trump’s short list of candidates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy opened up by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a source said on Saturday.

Barbara Lagoa, a Cuban American, and Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative Catholic, were among the top contenders, the source said.

Both women were nominated to their current positions by Trump.

Lagoa, 52, a former Florida Supreme Court judge, was nominated by Trump to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in September of 2019.

Prior to that she spent less than a year on Florida’s Supreme Court, where she was the first Latina judge. She previously spent more than a decade as a judge on an intermediate appeals court in Florida.

She was confirmed by the Senate in an 80-15 vote in November, as the Democrat-controlled House was holding impeachment proceedings against Trump. The bipartisan support that vote showed could make her the top candidate, one Republican donor who advises the White House said.

Barrett, a married 48-year-old mother of seven, was a legal scholar at Notre Dame Law School in Indiana before Trump appointed her to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit in 2017.

A Barrett nomination would likely be more controversial. Her strong conservative religious views have prompted abortion-rights groups to say that if confirmed by the Republican-led U.S. Senate, she would likely vote to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Barrett was confirmed by the Senate in a narrower vote than Lagoa, 55-43, in October of 2017.

MASK DELUSION: Why that useless piece of cloth on your face means the end of civil society

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MASK DELUSION: Why that useless piece of cloth on your face means the end of civil society

I’m taking a break from my engagement in the COVID-19 lockdown war in three different states—suits in New York and New Jersey and one soon to be filed in California, all involving priests of the Society of Saint Pius X—to reconnect with Remnant readers on a subject I believe to be of immediate interest to them.  Namely, the COVID-19 lockdown war.  But in particular, one theatre in the war that threatens to dominate the conflict and determine its final outcome: the battle over “mask mandates.”

The “mask mandate” has now clearly emerged as the one mechanism by which the Blue State-Fake News (BS-FN) complex intends to perpetuate the “COVID-19 pandemic” in the nation’s collective psyche long after it has ceased to exist in reality.  And cease to exist it surely has, as all the objective data demonstrate, including those published by Blue State governors themselves.

Even the inflated and wholly unreliable “Provisional Death Count” maintained by the CDC, which includes “probable” or “presumed” COVID-19 deaths without laboratory confirmation, shows a bell curve that peaked in April, “spiked” briefly in July and then rapidly plunged toward zero:chris graphic 2

But we will never know from the CDC’s statistics, or any other national database, the real number of Americans who have actually died from the effects of COVID-19 as opposed to any number of other conditions present “with,” or merely presumed to have been present “with,” the virus. That COVID-19 was the immediate cause of death for tens of thousands is undeniable, just as influenza is undeniably the cause of death for tens of thousands each flu season. But the COVID-19 death data are corrupted beyond any possible reliable reconstruction, just as those who fudged the data, following the CDC’s novel COVID-only reporting protocol, intended. Even these all-but-worthless data, however, negate the claim of a continuing pandemic.

Meanwhile, Blue State governors in New York and New Jersey have handily negated their own claims of a continuing health emergency.  Here are New York State’s own conclusive statistical admissions that, in spite of Governor Cuomo’s best efforts to keep the “emergency” alive, it’s over:chris graphic 3 and 4

As for New Jersey, here is the bell curve that definitively proclaimed the end of Governor Murphy’s fake emergency by the late May, at which statistical zero-point the data have remained ever since:Chris graphic 5

As the virus runs out of victims, however, the BS-FN has turned to “surging cases” as the go-to strategy for keeping fear and the Blue State lockdowns alive.  Not “cases” in the usual sense of people who are actually sick—as in, “I have a bad case of the flu”—but merely people who, according to patently unreliable testing, have had an encounter with COVID-19 that has left even a trace of its RNA in their blood.  In other words, by “cases” the BS-FN means the uncovering of widespread immunity in the general population—people who will never need treatment and whose “cases” would never have been discovered if not for the fanatical testing regime now in operation. In like manner, there are millions of “cases” of influenza every year, with asymptomatic infections ranging up to 85% of total infections, depending on the study and its methods, but commonly estimated at 50%.mask quote 1

By the way, recall that back in March we were told that testing was necessary only to determine whether sick people had the virus so they could be isolated.  Recall as well that during one of his early COVID-19 briefings, President Trump rightly observed that it would be “ridiculous” to test 330 million people for a virus.  What would be the point of testing the entire population of the United States for COVID-19?  As I warned back on April 21, the point is to find millions of “cases” in asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic people in order to keep the panic going and the lockdowns in place indefinitely.

But, confounding the BS-FN’s panic narrative, even “cases” in this deceptive sense are stubbornly in decline toward zero as COVID-19, like every other viral illness, inexorably wanes to the vanishing point. Hence, for example, this surely disappointing dataset showing that the virus is simply not cooperating with the panic narrative and has failed to show up in more than 1.8% of those tested in New York State, the national “epicenter” of the pandemic:Chris Graphic 6

With New York now coming up almost empty on “cases,” the BS-FN has turned to “hotspots” and “surging cases” in a few southern and western states, meaning an irrelevant increase in positive test results among people who will not die, will not be hospitalized, and for the most part have no symptoms.  For example, we have the “terrifying hotspot” of Florida, where exactly 9 people, no doubt almost all very elderly with life-shortening comorbidities, are said to have died from COVID-19 on August 11 out of a population 21.4 million.  In fact, the higher the number of positive tests in Florida, the lower the number of deaths, which now stand at statistical zero no matter how many swabs are jammed up however many nostrils.

As daily deaths dwindle to zero, health bureaucrats in Florida’s local version of the Deep State have taken to the desperate measure of reporting deaths in batches just below the chart of deaths-per-day, the only meaningful statistic. This allows them to state, for example, “204 new deaths reported today,” thus creating the false impression that 204 people died that day when the deaths actually occurred over a period of days or weeks or who-knows-how-long before the report was issued.mask quote 2

With no more deaths or hospitalizations to speak of, and with even “cases” in the “hot spots” rapidly declining toward zero, the BS-FN now realizes that The Mask is the thing that will keep this farce going. Thus, it should be no surprise that on August 13, Joe Biden kicked off Kamala Harris’s Presidential campaign by announcing the first priority for the Democrats:  not the usual demands for unlimited abortions or more better sodomy, which have been put aside for the moment, but rather a “nationwide mask mandate.”

Yes, forcing 330 million people to put diapers on their faces is now a major plank in the Democrat Party platform. “Today I want to talk about one thing,” said Biden in a robotic monotone, looking down at the crib sheet he needs for any comment longer than “Come on, man!”  One thing, and one thing only!  The most important thing!  And here it is: “Every single American should be wearing a mask when they’re outside for the next three months, at a minimum. Every governor should mandate mandatory mask-wearing.”

twilight zone masksMr. Smith is wearing a mask because the people on TV told him to, and he wants to follow the science. He’s saving lives in the new normal dimension found somewhere between sanity and madness in a place called the Twilight Zone.

Every single American in a mask.  The healthy along with the sick, and every child over the age of two, just as the Blue State governors demand. It is the most ridiculous proposal in the history of medical science, to which the only rational response is incredulous laughter and a refusal to participate in such insanity.  Herewith Biden’s semi-incoherent attempt explain why 330 million people must do such a stupid and destructive thing:

Wearing a mask will give the life of a clerk in your local store, the letter carrier, your child’s teacher, it [sic] will increase their prospects of not contracting the virus. Wearing a mask is going to get our kids back to school sooner and safer. Wearing a mask—every American wearing a mass—outdoors is going to get our businesses back and a [sic] full strength, long-term. And we’re gonna get our country back on track… This is America.  Be a patriot.  Protect your fellow citizens.  Protect your fellow citizens. Step up! Do the right thing! Do the right thing.

There’s overwhelming evidence, overwhelming evidence, that the mask, and depending on the type of mask you wear, increases expidentially [sic] the prospect that you, if you are a carrier and you don’t even know it, that you will not infect anyone when you cough, sneeze, sing, shout….

So, this doddering political hack, who does not even know the word “exponentially,” was sent to the podium by his handlers to deliver this gibberish, which struggles to convey the inchoate idea that everyone must wear a mask because everyone is a presumed carrier of COVID-19 who can transmit the virus to others. Expidentially!  But if everyone is a presumed carrier of the virus, yet deaths and hospitalizations have plummeted to near-zero over the past six months, then everyone must also be a presumed contributor to herd immunity, in which case there is no longer a pandemic. Or, if everyone is a presumed carrier then everyone is already a presumed “case” of COVID-19, which means it is too late to protect anyone from everyone else.

Biden claims “overwhelming evidence” for his nonsensical demand. Here is his bumbling attempt present the “evidence” his handlers fed him, fragments of which he appeared to remember:

And I’ll end by saying that it goes a little, it goes back to the study some months ago by Columbia University, saying that it didn’t have to be this way. If the President had acted sooner, it would have saved—just one week earlier—it would have saved thirty-some thousand lives. Two weeks earlier I think it was 51 or 57 thousand lives.

I hope we learned our lesson. I hope the President has learned the lesson. But again, this not about Democrat of Republican or Independent.  It’s about saving Americans’ lives. So, let’s institute a mask mandate nationwide, starting immediately, and we will save lives.  The estimates are we will save over 40,000 lives in the next three months if that is done.  Now [donning a massive black mask] let me turn it over to my colleague and running mate.  She has a few comments to make.

“Estimates”?  What estimates?  Biden has no idea.  And there are no “estimates.” Biden was imperfectly recalling, not a “study” by Columbia University, but a non-peer-reviewed article by two economists at the University of British Columbia joined by another at MIT, found here, which, according to Bloomberg Businessweek—always a reliable source of unbiased reporting—opines that according to “statistical analysis” 40,000 lives “would have been saved in two months if a national mask mandate for employees of public-facing businesses had gone into effect on April 1 and had been strictly obeyed.”

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Unknown to the blithering Biden is that the article does not even address the absurdity of a mask mandate for 330 million Americans, but only for employees of “public-facing businesses.”  And, as a disclaimer appended to the article warned as of July 13: “This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. It reports new medical research that has yet to be evaluated and so should not be used to guide clinical practice.” This is Biden’s “overwhelming evidence”—an article by three undoubtedly leftist economists, accompanied by a disclaimer that it is not medically reliable.

A small problem here, not noticed by Biden, who has enough trouble with big words and the correct names and locations of things:  It is not possible to use “statistical analysis” to calculate how many lives “masks” will save without first establishing what you mean by “masks” and then establishing that whatever you mean by “masks” does in fact prevent the transmission of a virus—which the authors merely presumed, as they are not medical doctors or epidemiologists. As the article itself admits, “there is no randomized controlled trial evidence for the effectiveness of face masks” but only “indirect evidence… to support the argument for the public wearing masks in the Covid-19 pandemic.”  By “indirect evidence” the authors mean nothing more than speculation in the form of “observational studies” that do not demonstrate that masks actually prevent viral infections.

And as Biden has never read the article he imagines was a “study by Columbia University,” he has no idea that it discusses lockdown policies generally, devoting only one section to the subject of a mask mandate for employees dealing with the public—not “every American”—and that this section concludes with the worthless speculation that “mandating masks [for employees of public-facing businesses] on April 1st could have led to… 37% fewer cumulative deaths by the end of May” which “roughly translates into 18 to 55 thousand saved lives.”  Could have. Roughly. Or it could have had no effect whatsoever.  Then again, wearing masks could have made things worse.

Remember this guy:chris graphic 7

That’s the Surgeon General of the United States, telling us back in February that masks do indeed make things worse.  The CDC and the WHO were telling us the same thing in March, only to reverse themselves abruptly in April.  Nothing suspicious there.

But, even after its abrupt reversal, on May 20 the CDC published a meta-review of 10 randomized controlled studies showing “no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.”  The same review warned that “in lower-income settings, it is more likely that reusable cloth masks will be used rather than disposable medical masks because of cost and availability” and that “[p]roper use of face masks is essential because improper use might increase the risk for transmission.

Accordingly, the CDC still warns: “Don’t touch the face covering, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.” New York City’s “face covering” advisory likewise warns: “Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer every time you put on and take off your face covering. If you are unable to clean your hands, be very careful not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.” New York City further warns that “face coverings” are such dangerous objects that they must not be left lying around the house: “Do not put face coverings where others can touch them or where germs trapped in your face covering can touch other surfaces, such as counter tops or your kitchen table.”

In fact, as the CDC’s advice suggests, the “mask mandates” already imposed by Blue State tyrants are not actually mask mandates at all but rather face covering mandates, because even these tyrants recognize they cannot plausibly demand that millions of people buy a particular product: i.e., still-useless medical grade masks.  Thus, like King Murphy in New Jersey, King Cuomo in New York defines “face covering” to include “cloth masks (e.g. homemade sewn, quick cut, bandana)” as well as “surgical masks, N-95 respirators, and face shields.” There are no protocols for the filtration effectiveness of the mandated “face coverings.”  Everyone must simply wear a “face covering” of some kind because a tyrannical Democrat politician says so.mask quote 3

So what the Democrats are now demanding is this: 330 million Americans must be ordered to wear “face coverings”—or masks, if they want to spend the money—that have never been proven to limit viral spread and become so contaminated that one can’t even touch the damned things or leave them lying around lest someone else touch them. Every American, however, must spend hours each day breathing through the very thing that cannot be touched because it is contaminated—as if microbes that collect on its outer surface would not be inhaled by the wearer, possibly including COVID-19 itself. But it is especially important, say Biden and the rest of these lying demagogues, that not only every adult, but every child over the age of two be forced to breathe through contaminated pieces of cloth that must never be touched.  And who can better follow this life-saving medical advice than a three-year-old?

There is only one reason for this devilish nonsense: With COVID deaths, hospitalizations and now even “cases” declining to zero, The Mask will be the only way to maintain the hysterical germaphobia that is the key to a Democrat victory in November. The intent here is both tactical and strategic.

Tactically, The Mask helps perpetuate the Big Lie that the world outdoors is a COVID-19 danger zone, like the environs of Chernobyl, such that in-person voting at the local polling place is just too risky to require. Enter universal mail-in balloting in at least all the Blue States, unless judicial challenges are successful.

Everyone knows that the argument for mail-in balloting is a sham and that in-person voting is no riskier in terms of exposure to a virus than a trip to the supermarket, the liquor store, Wal-Mart or a George Floyd protest of 5,000 packed onto a street, which is to say a risk of zero.

chris graphic 8But in-person voting is just too risky!

But The Mask as necessity for personal safety allows the BS-FN to create the illusion of an outside world in which the virus, like a cloud of poison gas, hovers everywhere.  Surely, then, at least the vulnerable elderly cannot be expected to wade through this sea of poison gas to cast their votes.  So they, at least, must receive mail-in ballots.  But then, why not everyone else?

The massive and uncontrollable potential for fraud with mail-in ballots will be enough to cast into doubt the outcome of not only the Presidential election but numerous Congressional elections as well.  On November 4, and for weeks if not months thereafter, we may not know the President-elect or the makeup of the 117th Congress.  Think civic Armageddon: innumerable election challenges wending their way through the courts; riots in every major city; a total breakdown of the machinery of the Republic.

But beyond this tactical intention, there is a deeper strategic one. The BS-FN perceives that the omnipresence of The Mask will insure continuation of the requisite state of popular fear as a visible sign and quasi-sacramental symbol that continuously reinforces fear and makes it an intrinsic element of daily life—along with the preposterous six-foot bubble zone around every living soul the masses have also been induced to accept without protest.  With the aid of the “national mask mandate,” the overnight radical alteration of social order we have already seen, a state of continual punishment that conditions the masses to blind obedience to the authorities as a way of life, will sustain the lockdowns that are destroying the Trumpian Carthage and insuring dependence on government “assistance.” But the “national mask mandate” will also pave the way to permanent institutionalized acceptance of social engineering by executive order and the consequent abandonment of the entire framework of representative government, at least in the Blue States where the majority of America’s population resides. Our only hope here is judicial intervention of the kind I am seeking in COVID-19 litigation.

“It’s not about your rights, it’s about your responsibilities as an American,” said Biden on August 13 concerning our patriotic duty to Don the Mask and Show Thy Obedience. After which Kamala Harris, that demon in human form, took the stage to chirp: “That’s what true leadership looks like.” Following that appearance by these two evil clowns, the Democrats have launched a massive blitz of “coronavirus-focused ads — one of which, titled ‘Ready to Lead,’  calls for… a national mask mandate ‘starting immediately’ and will run across six key battleground states —  Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.”

Biden is literally running for President on the promise that he will order every American to wear The Mask. Of course, that’s insane, but insanity is precisely the point: we are dealing with the symbol of a death cult of the insane partisans of partial birth abortion, a 21st century equivalent of Jacobinism and its movement toward The Terror. As I warned  three months ago in my reply to the insufferable Rod Dreher, The Mask—meaning, again, any symbolic piece of cloth on one’s face, it doesn’t matter what—is an implicitly sacred oath of loyalty to the Covid Revolution of 2020, which seeks to deconstruct every remaining sound element of social, economic, political and even spiritual life just as the Jacobins did in Year One of Liberty.

It should now be obvious to us all that The Mask, that dirty thing one must not touch but only wear, never really had anything to do with health, much less “saving lives.” To don the Mask is to make a show of submission to the Revolution like the one that sealed the fate of Louis XVI when he donned the revolutionary cockade: red and blue, with the royal white later added to symbolize the King’s fatal concession to being absorbed into the new order. To quote Simon Schama’s account of the moment:

Conceding the reinvention of his kingship, Louis then accepted the cockade that Bailly offered him on the steps of the Hôtel de Ville and pinned it to his hat as trumpet and cannon shot accompanied bursts of cheering…. With his court virtually abolished and his royal ceremonial stripped from him, Louis XVI had become, at last, just another pére de famille.

From the steps of the Hôtel de Ville that day in July of 1789, it was only a carriage ride to the guillotine at the renamed Place de la Révolution in January of 1793.  What is to be Trump’s fate, seeing that he has already donned and expressed approval for the facial cockade of the revolutionaries who seek his destruction—and ours?  Like the revolutionaries of 1789, they are busy renaming many places, rioting, looting, tearing down statues, and burying even the memory of what little passes for an American tradition. And yet, in the midst of all their shouting and their whirling violence, every single one of them wears The Mask they vehemently insist be fastened upon every single one of us.chris graphic 1

In eighty days, we will know Trump’s fate and the course of the Revolution, assuming the votes can be counted accurately enough to know the winner—failing which, total disaster. November 4th will be either Day One of Year One of Liberty in America, the final triumph of American neo-Jacobinism, or the beginning of another period of reprieve while the revolutionary forces regather for yet another assault in their endless war on the good, the true and the beautiful—a war in which all the ground we have already lost is humanly impossible to regain.  We can only hope and pray for the reprieve, and for the miracle of grace that will deliver this nation from the final outcome of its social apostasy. Meanwhile, it is our patriotic duty not to wear The Mask but to refuse it or at least evade it, come what may.

A little taste of Covid tyranny: My visit to the doctor

I had a doctors appointment last week but since its been a year since my last check up many things have changed.

I love my doctors but the office staff leaves much to be desired such as an actual personality.  I made the appointment and was briefed.  When you come in DO NOT come in until 5 minutes before the appointment, your temperature will be taken, if you have a temperature you WILL NOT be allowed in and will have to reschedule, and you MUST wear a mask.

I did as I was told, arrived 5 minutes before the appointment, wore my mask and passed the temperature test and was allowed in.  There were no magazines in the racks and most chairs removed so that seating was arranged according to the edicts of our Governor Fatty Arbuckle and Saint Fauci of the cult of the divine mask.

I found it hard to breath so I pulled the mask down to just below my nose.   I am seated waiting my turn and an old bitty comes in and sits in the next chair 6 feet away.  Oddly enough the chairs were arranged so they faced each other.  Odd that you would want people breathing on each other, but that’s besides the point.

The old gal is called in for her appointment.  No more than 10 seconds later out comes the floor walker, Nurse Rachett, who looks right at me sternly, and said YOU MUST COVER YOUR NOSE WITH THE MASK.  She then scoots around the corner probably off to get another doughnut.  It then dawns on me this was not a casual stroll thru, it was actually a seek and destroy mission.  I was turned in by a fellow patient.

Being a history buff I started to see the similarities.  The old battle ax who turned me in probably thought she was just doing her job.  She had her mask but was determined to make everyone else wear one.  It was her duty as a citizen to keep the world safe from the evil, Godless, Covid!  It reminded me of how well she would of fit in Germany in 1938.   Psst!  See that guy over there?  He is hiding Jews in his house.

The insanity will not stop anytime soon.  We are being conditioned to obey the government and the government alone.   Why do you think they closed down the churches?  They are destroying the competition.

To those who say they can’t force us to get the vaccine.  Well, they forced us to wear masks didn’t they.  If you want to buy food, you must wear a mask, if you want to see a doctor you must wear a mask.  This is a bad play that will be running for years to come.

Our only chance to keep America Free is to vote straight Republican.  If the Democrats win, Freedom looses!

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U.S. bishops and the separation of Church and State

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The U.S. Catholic bishops, for the most part, have abandoned the faithful. For decades they have been allowing heresy to flourish in parishes, seminaries and chanceries. They have chased good men away from the seminaries (calling them “rigid”) and have allowed effeminate, worldly men to be the face of the Catholic Church.

These same bishops abandoned the preaching of the gospel — using the canard of separation of Church and State to absolve themselves of abandoning their divinely instituted vocation.

Church Militant’s Michael Voris interviewed Federal Election Commission chairman Trey Trainor, who slammed the bishops, saying they “hide” behind their tax-exempt status, claiming they can’t use their voice to speak about political matters.

The bishops, however, push political matters all the time; they just happen to be Democrat policies. From gun control to open borders to illegal immigration and welfare, the bishops sound more like they should have “Dem.” after their names.

In 2017, the Jesuits and 25 bishops supported the Marxist World Meeting of Popular Movements. San Diego bishop Robert McElroy called for Catholics to “all become disrupters” against President Trump, saying “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. … Well, now we must all become disrupters.” He didn’t seem concerned about losing his tax-exempt status at that time.

The bishops, however, push political matters all the time; they just happen to be Democrat policies.Tweet

But in May 2017, Trump signed an executive order granting religious nonprofits the freedom to engage in political speech without fearing federal prosecution.

Despite that, the bishops still hide, squandering their position for a smile and a nod from the Democratic Party.

To hear more about this, watch The Download — Non-Prophet Status.

……………..At present time there is a remnant left, selected out of grace

The remnant uses that passage from Romans on its masthead. In this year, 2020 that is ringing so true!

If 2020 was a scented candle a flaming port-a-pottie comes to mind. The biggest victim is our Catholic church, led by a globalist, socialist pope by the name of Francis. Under his reign we are seeing a total disregard and mockery of the holy Eucharist. Transubstantiation has been shelved in favor of the common meal.

Institutions I once considered an anchor to the faith have fallen to the globalists. I was always fond on the FSSP and have contributed to their livemass and the seminary in Nebraska. Over the last few months my disappointment in them as grown to Corona like “scam-demic” proportions. Of note the total mockery the mass of all time has been reduced to. Specifically at the distribution of communion.

The priest wears a mask with the communicants keeping the political acceptable social distancing. This in accord of course with the local Novus Ordo bishop of the diocese. Each communicant comes up, the priest does put the host on the tong and after each one dips his fingers in a solution held by the server then wiped in a cloth ready for the next communicant. The process is repeated for each person.

This is a mockery that almost made me sick to my stomach. They treat the body of Christ as though he is a Leper carrying a disease. THIS IS THE SON OF GOD AND NOT A TABLE SCRAP! If a priest in the order should speak up against this outrage and encourage the faithful to disobey the bishops politically correct, yet unCatholic response he is scouraged at the pillar such as what happened to Father Daniel Nolan, FSSP in Littleton, Colorado.

I am sure most FSSP priests do not want to work like this but unfortunately they are bound to the local bishop most of which have lost the Catholic faith.  This is what happens when you strike a deal with the Vatican.  If you ever shake hands with Francis best to count your fingers when done to make sure you still have all 5 left.

Fortunately there is a remnant left of those good couragious Catholic priest who are currently being martyred for holding to the faith.  Father Nolan mentoned above is one, another, a Novus Ordo Diocesan priest faithful to the Latin mass, Father James Altman.    Father Hewko of the SSPX resistance priests is another example of a priest loyal to the one true church outside of which there is no salvation.

Once again the REAL Catholic church of orthodoxy has gone underground back to the Catacombs with the vast majority of CINO (Catholic in name only) bishops remaining on the surface.  Don’t let these bishops use the vow of obedience as their wild card, resist!

Economic Reality

Men, framed within God’s Order, disobey?
Within the selfsame Order, they must pay.

It is very short-sighted to say that economics have nothing to do with religion, because economics (the material relations between men) flow from politics (the human relations between men), and politics (a man’s relations with his fellow-men) descend necessarily from his relations with his God (his religion). At this moment The United States have been brought to the brink of a tremendous economic crisis, and with the USA, the rest of the world. Let us try to see this crisis in a little more than just a material perspective, in order to prevent the situation from making no sense, if and when many things soon crash.

Money playing in a nation’s economic life a part as essential as that of oil in the engine of a car, it is normal that any State’s government will want to control the creation of money in that State. It is not normal for private citizens to control their State’s money because they risk doing so in their own interests, and not for the common good. Yet all over the world today the States’ money is controlled by central banks which are strictly independent of these States. In the USA in particular, the founding Constitution of 1787 laid down that the new State’s money should be created and controlled by the government (Congress), and this remained the normal situation until 1913, when a consortium of private citizens, money-men, after many vain attempts, at last succeeded in tricking Congress into handing over to the “Federal Reserve,” their brand new central bank, all power over the money of the USA.

These money-men had promised that the Fed, as it came to be known, would solve the problem of recurring economic crises, like the cycle of economic booms and busts. It did nothing of the kind, on the contrary it made them even worse, like the Great Depression of 1929 and the years following, and like now the Depression of the 2020’s which risks making 1929 look like a picnic, and risks stripping the United States of its prosperity and enslaving its liberty by making all American citizens into debt-slaves. The middle class will soon be no more. Could this have happened if they had listened to Our Lord? – “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His justice, and all these things will be added unto you” – no. The same citizens had allowed themselves to be bewitched by the Fed’s promise of ever more easy money.

For in real life money is difficult to come by, and it has to be earned by the sweat of a worker’s brow. That is the real economy where bills and the rent must be paid, where real goods and services are produced generating real wealth, the industry and commerce which created the material success and prestige of the USA. But then there is the world of finance which rides on the top of the real economy like Wall Street rides on Main Street, where some fantastical way can be found or engineered around realities like bills and rent, where money grows out of investment, leverage and speculation, where for instance one young banker can in a few days ruin a centuries-old bank (Barings, 1995). It is a world which is wide open to propaganda and manipulation and fantasy, apt to be ever less tethered to the real world, apt to be swept away in dreams of unlimited wealth at the cost of no effort. Such dreaming is not Catholic!

But the Fed let it loose from 1987, in 2008 and in 2019 in particular. In 1987 Alan Greenspan became Chairman of the Fed and began encouraging fantasy finance over real economy. The commercial banks were allowed to speculate with their customers’ money. In 2008 their malinvestment generated a huge economic crisis, “solved” by the Fed beginning to create fabulous amounts of “money” out of thin air.

By 2019 as the public was more and more hooked on fantasy money, the Fed’s public balance sheet took off into complete unreality, seven trillion dollars and counting, and it is now crashing the real economy with the corona-panic, then “paying” the crash debts that everybody gets into with its unreal trillions, but turning the whole world into real slaves.

And the solution? God is the supreme reality. Let men return to Him, and their perspective would change wholly, and these fantasies of His enemies would begin to lift, like fog in the morning sun.

Kyrie eleison.

How the left is using the coronavirus to make the world a twisted dystopia

Today’s bureaucrats and elitists are striving toward the creation of a global, communistic police state.
Fri Sep 11, 2020 – 10:04 am EST
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September 11, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — If you were living in a dystopia, how would you even know it?

The current situation certainly raises the question, as we experience unprecedented restrictions on individual freedom adopted in response to the Chinese coronavirus, coupled with left-wing riots that undermine the legitimacy of America’s core institutions. It’s becoming clear that these social changes are dystopian, not merely because they are harmful and coercive, but because they seek to replace the American way of life with a new social order rooted in utopian visions.

In a January 2019 essay on the overuse of the word “dystopia” in American political discourse, Miami University of Ohio professor Ryan J. Barilleaux wrote that the defining features of an actual dystopia are “social regimentation, dehumanization, abuse of technology, state terror, a new class of rulers, propaganda instead of truth, inevitable totalitarianism, and the tragedy of the individual.”

“When combined, these features sketch the map of dystopia,” wrote Barilleaux.

“Dystopia is what results from the attempt to create utopia,” he explained. “Consider the society of Brave New World, which is horrible precisely to the extent that the World State was designed to be exactly as it is.”

This year’s warp-speed cultural transformation has brought about all of Barilleaux’s hallmarks of a dystopia. The utopia today’s bureaucrats and elitists are striving toward is a global, communistic police state. This police state is sold to ordinary people not as that, but as a safe, virus-free society. Who wouldn’t want that?

Its architects admit that they won’t stop at a vaccine. “We will not, we cannot go back to the way things were,” World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said August 21.

Nonsensical “virus prevention” measures — forcing people to wear masks alone outside, curfews suggesting that the virus is more deadly at night than during the day — are priming the public to submit to increasingly arbitrary forms of government control and surveillance.

Social regimentation

The social regimentation of our new COVID world is ritualistic and religious. Hand-washing, staying physically away from others, walking only in certain directions at the grocery store, and not socializing are sacrosanct practices.

Snitch lines, bizarre rules about which doors students can use, all-online classes but no cancelation of room and board fees, “testing pods,” and COVID “symptom-tracker” apps are all part of the American college experience now.

So are “social distancing” rules limiting human contact, dorm visits, and parties. Will this mean the death of hook-up culture? Will “virtual” sex and more pornography simply fill its gap? Or will sexual license trump Wuhan virus prevention measures, just as Antifa and BLM riots have been exempt from the supposedly anti-coronavirus standards now applied to churches?

Dehumanization and the tragedy of the individual

Face masks, now required in public or to enter businesses in many places, are one of the most obvious mechanisms of dehumanization. Other people are now faceless potential virus-carriers to be avoided at all costs.

Enforcing limited or no social gatherings also dehumanizes the population. Humans are social creatures. Can existence be joyful, meaningful, and fulfilling if human contact is as severely limited as it has been ordered to be?

The crushing discouragement of family life is not only dehumanizing, but also one of the coronavirus power-grab’s greatest contributions to the tragedy of the individual.

As Barilleaux explained:

The ultimate result of dystopia can be seen in the tragedy of an individual. In dystopian stories and novels, the [protagonist] (such as John the Savage or Winston Smith) is crushed — or nearly so — as a way to make clear just how brutal the prevailing order is. In the real dystopias of modernity, individuals come to symbolize the oppression of the regime: the survivors of Hitler’s death camps, figures such as Andrei Sakharov and Alexander Solzhenitsyn, or Otto Warmbier, the American student who died from mistreatment while in North Korean custody.

Today’s suffering individual is best exemplified by Shelley Luther, the Texas beauty salon–owner arrested and jailed for opening her business. A judge said she could avoid jail time by apologizing for being “selfish” and paying a fine, but she refused to “bend the knee,” as her lawyer put it.

For every fighting Shelley Luther, how many Americans are there who simply gave up their dreams of running a small business because the coronavirus and its accompanying restrictions robbed them of all ambition and hope?

Abuse of technology and state terror

Big tech and liberal establishment media censor any news that counters the narrative that the coronavirus — which the vast, vast majority of healthy people survive — is the most serious disease of the century.

A press conference by the pro-hydroxychloroquine America’s Frontline Doctors group was infamously scrubbed from social media despite its massive support, even from President Trump.

At the beginning of the lockdown, authorities in the United Kingdom used drones to capture footage of and subsequently shame people who were exercising. A “social distancing” robot dog — which looked eerily like a machine from Black Mirror — prowled a Singapore park telling people to stay apart.

In Kentucky, supposedly virus-positive individuals have even been fitted with electronic ankle monitors.

Unmasked Utah kindergarteners now face misdemeanor charges.

Police in Victoria, Australia have been granted authority to enter homes without a warrant to carry out “spot checks.”

The combination of 21st-century technology and petty, power-hungry bureaucrats (as my grandmother astutely put it, “some people like to exercise what little authority they have”) has created a perfect storm. And terror isn’t coming only from the state: tech companies voluntarily pick up the slack for government incompetence.

A new class of rulers

“[D]ystopia empowers a new class of rulers and uses propaganda and state terror to maintain the power of the regime,” wrote Barilleaux. “Dystopian regimes employ propaganda (‘Freedom is Slavery,’ ‘Community, Identity, Stability,’ ‘Workers of the world, unite!’) to mislead the populace and state terror (disappearances, reeducation camps, gulags, the Thought Police, the Firemen of Fahrenheit 451) to enforce conformity.”

Our new class of rulers are “public health experts.” Many of these people say there are an infinite number of genders, men can get pregnant, a human in the womb with a beating heart is just a “clump of cells,” and children should be able to attempt to “change” their sex.

They are now the ones whose interpretations of data and projections (projections being guesses) are infallible. Questioning them is to deny science, a cardinal sin.

Propaganda instead of truth

The coronavirus outbreak has produced a host of creepy “war is peace” phrases such as “staying apart keeps us together” and “social distancing.”

Actually, staying apart…keeps us apart. Staying as far as possible from other people isn’t social…it’s anti-social.

This has never been about a virus

For today’s revolutionaries, this was never about any virus; rather, it is about a crisis that can be used to usher in a new world order, a “new normal,” where human beings live in fear and under constant surveillance by an all-powerful regime.

In this atomized, isolated state, the populace is easier to control, and the supposedly “virus-free” utopia can be brought about.

However, nothing in history is inevitable. Dystopias are created only by and through the consent of those who stand by and say nothing while their liberties are taken. Americans mustn’t give tyrants a single inch. The time to fight is now, before it’s too late.