Friday, December 14, 2018

KC Responds to White Supremacist

(from YouTube video comments)

Friends, there ARE White Supremacists who glom onto legitimate causes, like e.g. defending the Cross of St Andrew's Confederate Battle Flag.! Here is my response to one of them..........

(Karl the White Supremacist):
All this may be academic in a few decades. The South will be majority Black and Hispanic. By 2050 whites will be a minority in the United States. The greater cause is to lead a secessionist moment of the still remaining majority white and politically sane states while there is time to at least save a portion of our race via the formation of a white Ethno-State...

Karl, What in the world!?!?! The old Soviet block was chock-full of white ethno-states! They were very sad places in which to dwell. So much for your idea. Go think up something else. Please don’t take offense but you sound kind of like Mr Wilmot, the Yankee architect of the free-soil movement. By Wilmot's own admission, many abolitionists' main goal in keeping America's new western states 'free' was to keep them black-free and for the white race ONLY. Mr. Wilmot and his ilk could not abide the sight often seen in the old South where blacks and whites intermingled, attended the same churches and one another’s weddings, where White Southerners took on African nicknames like Goober and Bubba, where slave owners children were nursed and raised by black Mammies and frolicked with their African children. It was all toooo intimate for the Yankee puritans!

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Speaking of intimate...Though paternalistic and brutal, the Old South culture was very bad at distilling a pure white race -if you are into that sort of thing. .....Sad to say- YOU ARE!

Recent DNA studies prove that the unsuspecting southern WHITE man-even after 150 years of segregation- still has more African 'blood' than any other group of American whites. AND grab your smelling salts!-- not all of it sprang from “Romeo and Janelle” couplings but also a good bit comes from “Rodericks and Juliets” .

Will this new revelation soften modern-day puritans' hatred of old Dixie? Will they praise her for producing America's most miscegenated White race, where even Miss Varina, CSA President Jeff Davis' wife , was rumored to have had African parentage? Nope! Opposite day thinking must always rule for the South's-haters--Their new narrative will no doubt soon be: "Confederates were sooooo racist, they were part BLACK!"
President Davis w/wife, Varina
But back to you, Karl! Since your original idea of white ethno-states is just total nonsense, here is a new track for you:.... and please don't wimp out on me, like Richard Spencer and other white nationalists who are atheists and Darwinists! What would you think, Karl, of us Christian folk protecting our Christian 'race' and putting our Lord Jesus right-smack-dab-in-the-middle of The US Constitution?

It would then be "constitutional" when we put prayer and Jesus Christ at the center of our public schools and universities., when we ban usury and exploitation of wage earners and prostitution and pornography and abortion and IVF and marijuana and hallucinogens and blasphemy against our Lord. It would be constitutional when we zealously the tax multi-national corporations who bear us no allegiance, the vast assets of all the zillionaires and endowments and corporations who pushed same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood upon us and who otherwise have made war on our Christian culture.

With all that loot we could support Christian healthcare for all or some other worthy cause. We could also require our new citizens to swear acknowledgment of our Lord's authority over the secular government.

There are still enough of us Christians, red-yellow-black-and-white to pull this off, if we are only willing.

Bill Gaither and his gospel choir
This course of action would not make America whiter, but it would make it a better place to live.

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Catholic Church is the best and most fitting home for the American South

Gaither Gospel Quartet Tenor, David Phelps with his daughter Maggie Beth sing Agnus Dei

Such perfect intensity! Not bad for Bible belt 'tent revivalists'!

I think Pius IX signaled the South's Catholic potential during the American Civil War when he very warmly corresponded with the Confederacy's President, Jefferson Davis.  The  Abolitionist cause was being spearheaded by Transcendentalists and Unitarians who vacillated between indifference and ecstasy over the idea of fomenting race war in the South. That is why The John Brown song was a popular recruiting tool in New England. Who was John Brown?  An apocalyptic preacher who died trying to foment a race war in the American South in 1859. New England elites had met with John Brown and helped him. They  lionized Nat Turner and Toussaint*.

The South by contrast was led by overtly Christian men  who expressed love for God and tradition and home and family and chivalry and patriotism . These virtues were being questioned by self-righteous, fire-breathing  Abolitionists up north, many prominent being anti-christian Unitarians. Maybe Pius IX saw that, despite  the Church's open condemnation of slavery,  the South's inner values harmonized with those of a Catholic society better than those of the puritanical New England ideologues. (At least the South had NEVER made war on Christmas and Easter, nor even burned down any convents, as had the New England Yankees)

But what about slavery? What of the 'racist South'? Perhaps we forget that NO southerner then alive had personally chosen slavery.  They were all born into it. It's brutality did hurt their Christian consciences, but they also had the horrible reminder of the recent Armageddon race war in Haiti to steel their minds against wholesale, chaotic emancipation. Southerners, as goes the old Roman saying, were ' riding the wolf by hanging on to its ears.'  If they suddenly dismounted the wolf of slavery, there was a good reason to expect a dismal end for most southerners, white AND black.

In short, the South hated the imminent threat of rivers of blood more than it hated slavery. Long before the war, a peaceful, gradual emancipation had been on the minds of a good number of Southern elites. Such plans evaporated as northern preaching and threats of war increased.  However, even during the war, at its eleventh hour,** southern leaders enacted General Cleburne's plan for enlisting slaves and EMANCIPATING all those enlisted. This plan was backed by General Robert E. Lee AND JEFFERSON DAVIS. What would have happened if those freed slaves had saved the day for the Confederacy? Certainly a more dignified status for southern blacks than the Union 'paradise' they got after Reconstruction.***

Conversely, the Northern Abolitionists simply hated slavery more than they feared drowning Dixie in rivers of blood. Indeed many hoped that the slaves would rise up and slay their masters as the war advanced.  Thousands of Nat Turners murdering the families**** of the Southern troops on the front would have immediately dissolved the Confederate Army. To many's surprise, that scenario never quite materialized! There were many voices in Europe and even in the Northern States, who feared Lincolns first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation was intended to catalyze a race war in Dixie. President Lincoln relented and softened the most incendiary portion in its final edition. and Southern blacks' personal loyalty and patriotism and Christian decency kept them from fulfilling the dreams of the likes of Thaddeus Steven and William Lloyd Garrison.

The Abolitionists didn't get their race war, but they did get their rivers of blood.  It is a less well-known fact, but a fact nevertheless, that adding to the Civil War's 600,000+ dead soldiers were about a hundred thousand wandering, displaced slaves who perished from small pox, exposure, starvation, etc. The Abolitionists' war to free slaves killed a hundred thousand slaves in short order. But like true revolutionaries, the Abolitionists and their modern-day apologists shrug off the monumental blood sacrifice.  'No sacrifice is too great when we are building heaven on earth!'

But what about the heaven they built us? If it is fair to laud the northern Abolitionists for the war's benefits, like black emancipation and enfranchisement and integrated schools, might it also be fair to credit them for its tragedies? All told, having killed the better part of a million people, the war has then been followed by 150 years of racial hatred and injustice. Our prisons and our abortion clinic dumpsters overflow with black lives wasted.

The Abolitionists got their war and won it. We live in their dream.

* Toussaint oversaw Haitian independence where almost all white women and children and men were slain

** some might argue, too little too which I respond: We only know it was the eleventh hour because we have hindsight.  General Lee was smart but he didn't know the future.

***Some may doubt that southern blacks would have fared better in a Confederacy for which they had fought , than blacks did in a conquered nation where they were seen as the conqueror's tools to humiliate the defeated. To such doubters I would say they are underestimating the cohesion forged among brothers in arms. Such doubters are most likely to have  never been in the military.

**** Nat Turner only murdered one person.  He beat the brains out of a teenage girl with a fence post

Friday, November 9, 2018

Marijuana legalization is coming

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I was surfing our local talk radio stations the other day and an item caught my attention.

1360 KKTX, a Fox News affiliate, was advertising for Marijuana Investors!  The ad referenced House Republican's former leader, and Catholic crybaby, John Boehner as a spokesman. WOW!

Here are some questions the Marijuana pushers will never, ever ask nor answer....

1.  Is Marijuana smoking a cultural phenomenon, and if so, with what kind of culture does it breed?
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2.  Does the government have a duty to protect culture? I.e. is culture worth protecting? (to those who might respond that it's not the government's role to protect our way of life, I conclude: then--in your world-- it's ok for government to pursue the demolition of culture and never protect it!)
3.   Since marijuana is proven to induce psychosis in many people, why isn't reducing its usage a public health issue?
4. Since legalizing pot is proved to increase its usage among teens, is promoting legalization an attack on young people and their futures ?

The libertarian-free-market wing of the Republicans is really showing us what it holds supreme. To them, the only duty of government is to protect the free-market. (AKA protect the right of the wealthy to prey on the rest of us).  If-on -the-way-to-making-new-zillionaires- the free-market demolishes the lifestyles, culture and morals of millions of the poor and middle class, then so be it. They deserve to have their lives ruined. They are morally weak and they should be punished for being weak.

This reminds me of a historical anecdote I once read about while perusing some Muslim propaganda... the story of one of Britain's most preeminent Sephardic families, the Sassoons...The family made their zillions pushing opium on China--even though opium was banned in Britain. It's evil effects on a civilization were not a secret...When the emperor objected to the drug pushing, he confiscated Sassoon's drug ships,.Britain then declared war on China and eventually fought and won two wars in order to force China to buy  opium.  The results were a financial bonanza for the Sassoons but devastating for Chinese people

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I thought at first, since the Sassoons were devout Jews, that the story was some kind of  antisemitic blood libel.  Turns out, every bit of it was true.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Marty Haugen's 'Mass of Creation' vanishes from Corpus Christi Cathedral

If anything gives me hope for the CHURCH, it is the youth.  Two posts ago I ran our diocese's introduction to it's new Director of Sacred Music.  I did highlight that he is one of 11 siblings....and his early statement emphasizing SACRED music certainly hinted that the music program might be taking a more solemn direction.  With the diocese's recordings of September's Masses, we now have a few more indicators....




September 09

...of where we are going!

A few years back I had hoped that the new English Translation would make Haugen's Mass of Creation obsolete, but alas!  Someone updated Marty's work and it was right back with us!
Now, at least in our diocesan 'flagship', Haugen is being quietly laid to rest.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

"Exaltation of Holy Cross" Celebrations in Christian Village Recaptured by Assad

The Fireworks are to commemorate the mountaintop fires lit from Jerusalem to Constantinople that proclaimed the joyous news that the True Cross had been recovered by Warrior Emperor Heraclius.

Watching these rowdy celebrations under Assad's 'brutal dictatorship', I wonder, if yesterday, any such boisterous exaltations, anything remotely comparable, sprang up anywhere in the Land of the Free?

Wikipedia says Hezbollah drove Al-Qaeda out of Maaloula in 2014. Looks like Hezbollah did good work!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Thankyou Bishop Mulvey!!!!

From the diocesan website....... 

Mr. Scott Powell as the new Director of Sacred Music

  • Mr. Scott Powell as the new Director of Sacred MusicAugust 27, 2018

    Corpus Christi Cathedral is pleased to announce Mr. Scott Powell as the new Director of Sacred Music. Scott comes to us from Washington state where he has served in various musical positions.  Most recently he has served as the Director of Music & Liturgy and Principal Organist at the historic Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver, WA, where he was the founder and director of the St. James Collegium Musicum, a professional choir and music ensemble that provides music for the Masses, Vespers & Compline services, and sacred music concerts at the Proto-Cathedral of St. James the Greater.  He has also served as Music Assistant for the Concordia University Concert & Advanced Choirs.  In addition, his professional experience includes extensive experience in liturgy and liturgical ministries in the parish, deanery, and diocesan contexts.
    "I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the Diocese and Cathedral of Corpus Christi in this important ministry. I look forward to working with this parish community in creating a beautiful environment within the Sacred Liturgy in which to worship our Lord." he said.  
    Scott studied Organ Performance at the University of Washington, Seattle and Choral Conducting at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. 
    In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking and refereeing college and professional soccer. Scott is one of eleven children. 
    The Most Rev. Wm. Michael Mulvey, Bishop of Corpus Christi said, “I welcome Scott as our new music director at Corpus Christi Cathedral.  He brings with him an impressive range of musical abilities and a deep love for the beauty and sacredness of the liturgy. We are greatly looking forward to working with him to continue and foster the tradition of sacred music at our Cathedral and in our Diocese.”
    Please join us in giving Scott a warm South Texas welcome to Corpus Christi Cathedral and to the Diocese of Corpus Christi.
    Corpus Christi Cathedral is the Cathedral church of the Diocese of Corpus Christi.  Under the leadership of Bishop Wm. Michael Mulvey, the Diocese of Corpus Christi serves over 400,000 Catholics in 12 counties in the Coastal Bend area.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

PRO-CHOICE Journal: Banning Abortion Saves Babies

"Does legalizing abortion cause more abortions?"

OBJECTIVES: This article examines the effect of abortion legalization on fertility rates in the United States. METHODS: Fertility rates were compared over time between states that varied in the timing of abortion legalization. RESULTS: States legalizing abortion experienced a 4% decline in fertility relative to states where the legal status of abortion was unchanged. The relative reductions in births to teens, women more than 35 years of age, non-White women, and unmarried women were considerably larger. If women did not travel between states to obtain an abortion, the estimated impact of abortion legalization on birth rates would be about 11%. CONCLUSIONS: A complete recriminalization of abortion nationwide could result in 440,000 additional births per year. A reversal of the Roe v Wade decision leaving abortion legal in some states would substantially limit this impact because of the extent of travel between states.