by Dr. David Pence and A. Joseph Lynch
SACRED CATEGORIES: GOD, FLAG AND MOTHERHOOD
JUDGE MOORE WINS; PRESIDENT TRUMP DEFENDS; HUGH HEFNER DIES.
"To make America great again, we must come back to God." That was the basic message of Judge Ray Moore who won the Alabama Republican primary this week against a sitting US senator who had been endorsed by the senate leadership and President Trump. Judge Moore will have the warm support of President Trump in the upcoming election. He had the endorsement during the primary of Trump insiders Steve Bannon of Breitbart News and HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Moore will be the straightest talking Christian the US Congress has seen since William Jennings Bryan was in the House. After the victory Steve Bannon told the crowd they had beat the big money of the elitists and showed the People were sovereign. Moore's message was actually quite different. He reiterated that God is the Sovereign and the centrality of God's rule in the American order. Moore here is more radical and fundamental than Mr. Bannon. The judge understands a theological order is needed to sustain economic nationalism. The nation must be "under God." Our brotherhood has a Father who disciplines our liberty in law. President Trump has created a large space for Christians in public life to actually make a full-throated argument for Christian culture. Most conservative Christians are still speaking in the stuttering stammering tongue of modern Republican pro-life neocons. Judge Moore unites a Christian sensibility and personal courage that will integrate the races while distinguishing between the sexes. God's name will be praised.
Taking a knee in football means "I will not engage." Quarterbacks do it at the end of a game already decided to run out the clock without further contact. Standing for the national anthem is a universal sign of respect and solidarity which unites players and fans as well as opposing teams. It is a sign of our national solidarity that is deeper than our loyalty to the home team. The anthem reminds us why these games of males in combat for the honor of cities and states resonate so deeply in the national masculine psyche. It evokes memories of men who through the ages fought on fields of battle where winning was everything. The games honor attributes which win wars-physical strength, agility, speed, strategic thinking, decision making under pressure, teamwork, and perseverance against the odds. The games punish losing for losing has consequences. If the ancients lost, the city walls would fall, the men were killed, and the women were taken. Winning really is important. Before there were football players, there were knights and militiamen. Battlefield courage gave the flag its blue coloring while sacrificed blood painted the red. When she is raised, we pay honor and attention. No taking a knee and no holding hands.
Millionaire players in racial posturing, their teammates in a misguided attempt at solidarity and the NFL commissioner for his own reasons have dishonored the sacred symbol of our civic community of masculine protectors. This is a fight worth waging. We have a president who understands this better than any living political leader of our generation. Let us be sure he does not fight alone.
Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) was the champion of "indoor man" and editor of Playboy magazine. He proudly contributed to Planned Parenthood and NARAL. He uncovered what is sacred. The playboy and the feminist were always bed fellows. They despised each other; it is true. They despised the virgin and the mother even more. The freakish offspring from their hate-filled coitus was medically subsidized abortion under the banner of woman's liberation. Hugh Hefner died this week.
I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
CHRISTIANITY AND EUROPE: The highest religious authority in Russia speaks at a conference in England about Europe and Christianity. Metropolitan Hillarion sees clearly.
THE UNIVERSE CAME FROM A HIGHER DIMENSIONAL REALITY: The Universe as Hologram.
THE POPE AND HIS CRITICS: A correction for heresy. Or Alarmists hyperventilating (Cardinal Ouellet).
RABBI SACKS - SO VERY LEARNED SO OFTEN SO POETIC BUT SO DEEPLY WRONG ON THE ESSENTIALS - HE IS A JEWISH BISHOP BARRON: From a July 13, 2017 talk by British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks:
"The humans of Genesis 1, made in God’s image, were told to 'fill the world and subdue it.' That is what he called 'majestic man,' what we would call secular humanity, the dominating nature.Can anyone who believes we are building the Kingdom of God buy this false modernist dichotomy? The garden is a set aside saved space where we enter liturgical communion with God. From there, we are sent forth into the earth which is still the battlefield where we are replacing the prince of darkness with the rule of Christ the King.
"In Genesis 2 the humans are created from the dust of the earth into which God breaths life. They’re placed in the Garden of Eden not to subdue it and conquer it, but to guard it and protect it, and that Rabbi Soloveitchik called 'covenantal man.'
"So he said these are always present in us, the secular urge to dominate and control nature and the religious urge to be in awe of nature."
II. ISLAM AN THE MIDDLE EAST
EX PRESIDENT KARZAI: Interview about Afghanistan.
TO SAFEGUARD THE NATION: The Kurds need a state like the Jews in Israel and the Shiites in Iran have learned.
ALLY PAKISTAN: It wasn't just in South Asia that men turned a blind eye to the actions of Pakistanis - the abuse scandal in England.
III. CULTURE OF LIFE, CULTURE OF PROTECTION
THE WAR AGAINST RELIGION: The Communist Revolution.
THE WAR AGAINST THE FLAG OF BROTHERHOOD: One man stood.
THE WAR AGAINST FREE SPEECH AND COHERENT THOUGHT: Excellent profile of the remarkable Canadian professor Jordan Peterson. One quote:
"'Because thoughts aren’t like that,’ he says. ‘People mostly think by talking. Not only do they think by talking, but they correct their thoughts by talking. If you deprive people of the right to think, then you doom them to suffering. You doom their stupidity of its right to die. You should allow your thoughts to be cast away into the fire — instead of you.’"CHICAGO AS MURDER CAPITAL - WHEN PETER TURNS JUDAS; CAIN KILLS ABEL: Why did this Catholic working city with big shoulders become the murder capital of America? Could it have anything to do with the homosexualization of its priesthood under Cardinal Joseph Bernadine and the continuation of that sick culture under Cardinal Blase Cupich? "When the shepherds taste the kiss of Judas, the sheep will feel the knife of Cain."
THE NFL AND AMERICA: The new "feminist friendly NFL" doesn't feel the same about the flag of brotherhood.
IV. R&G ROUND UP
RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL PLATES THAT UNDERLIE GERMANY: A fascinating clearly written analysis - he says West Germany really is a different nation from the Prussian "asian" East. This is not the whole story but it is the way to tell the beginning of the whole story. And the whole story of how the Christian nation of Germany should relate among the European nations will be the narrative to replace Angela Merkel.
The pyrrhic victory of Angela Merkel (33% of vote) The lesbian leader of the alternative for Germany is one face of the opposition to the discredited secular globalists. Alice Weidel represents that weird combination of paganism and libertarianism whose only virtue is that they do not accept the globalist narrative or the tired old careerist who is the sad face of Germany. What is needed in Germany is a strong Christian male leader who leads his country and Europe (possibly through Merkel's Christian Democratic Union) back into the fraternity of Christian civilization. May he be a man of God and a man of the German nation.
WIRETAPPING MANAFORT: The plot thickens.