You know, you can't please all the people all the time... and last night, all those people were at my show.
Another terrorist attack in France. This time, they got creative and used a truck. France needs to expel all Muslim migrants and be France again. I doubt this will happen. It is ironic that this tragedy occurred on Bastille Day because that is the day when France went off the rails culturally as it rejected Christianity in favor of Jacobinism. This Jacobinism is what makes France morally impotent in the face of Islamic Terror.
If France elects Marine Le Pen, they would be doing themselves a huge favor. Likewise, the USA would be doing itself a similar favor in electing Donald Trump. The Muslim religion is an abomination, and it needs to be expelled from Western countries.
Trump taps Mike Pence for the veep slot, and you can tell it is more a marriage of convenience than true love. Trump needs Pence as a bridge to the conservatives he has alienated. Pence needs a new job because his chances of reelection in Indiana were not looking hot. As for Gingrich, he would be a good chief of staff for Trump. As veep, he was going to be a big problem because his ego is almost as big as Trump's. Trump has a blank in Pence, and the guy will do his job.
This selection says a great deal about how Trump will govern. The man has a flammable image as a reckless maverick, but he ends up doing safe and sensible things. Of the three candidates being considered, Pence was the safest and most conservative. I believe Trump will make similar choices for the rest of his cabinet.
On the Democrat side, Hillary looks like she wants Warren. That will be a hoot. That woman is a complete nut.
3. THE DECLINE OF WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICA
This is an interesting article because it points to a fact that I have known for sometime. Protestantism is headed for destruction. It cannot last. The author tries to point to demographics and politics as an explanation. Basically, white people are in a population decline, and evangelical Christianity is too traditional and politically incorrect to make it. The problem with this analysis is that it overlooks the fact that sellout Christianity as found in mainline Protestantism is declining more rapidly than evangelical Protestantism.
What is the real reason for the decline of white Christian Protestant America? The answer is very obvious. Neither the robust evangelicals nor the sellout mainliners have the true Christian religion. They have nothing worth passing down to their offspring which thanks to contraception and abortion has dwindled considerably. Without the true religion of Catholicism, Protestantism will inevitably fade out. That salt is no longer salty.
Catholics don't have it much better as most Catholics in America are CINOs or Catholics in Name Only. The difference is that Catholics have the seed for renewal and rebirth found in the valid sacraments and the deposit of faith found in the Magisterium. Catholicism never dies though it may wither for a season. Evangelical Protestants should convert to Catholicism.
4. SELLOUT SANDERS
Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton, and he flushes whatever credibility he has and respect he has earned down the toilet. At least Ron Paul had the good sense to endorse the Constitution Party guy. Sanders should have done the same with an endorsement of the Green Party. He would have had an afterlife with his Bernistas who now see him as a total sellout. Why did Bernie do it?
The answer to that question should be no mystery. Leftists are without principle. Bernie is a leftist. The fact is that Sanders did more within the Democrat party than Ron Paul ever did in the Republican party. Bernie had a shot at winning the nomination. But this explains why Bernie is Bernie. Sanders taps into that leftist angst that propels him somewhere. He uses his dupes. Then, he delivered his endorsement to Clinton who will repay with a spot in the new administration should she win. Meanwhile, Bernie supporters can feel the warmth of the urine that just hit their legs.
Bernie used you. Now, he will discard you. Leftists always do this.
As I write this, there has been a failed coup attempt in Turkey. I support the coup attempt, and it is bad news that it failed. Erdogan is the Islamic antichrist. The man has been a supporter of ISIS, a denier of the Armenian genocide, a dictator, and an all around baddie. With this failure by his opponents, the man will be more ruthless than before. As for the coup leaders and their helpers, they will certainly die a long and painful death when they are captured.
6. Q & A
Q: Do you need drugs and alcohol to be creative?
A: I can only speak for myself, but I don't need those things. I once wrote a short story while I was drunk in college, and it was the worst thing I had ever written. I was following the advice of a writing instructor who I suspect wrote a great deal while under the influence of alcoholic beverages. As for drugs, I have never used them.
I find the biggest spur to my creativity is to read much and meet various people. For some reason, that stream of influence takes me to new places I would not have found in isolation. Read widely and converse with people you may not agree with.
7. QUOTABLE QUOTES
It may take a long time for Western civilization to realize that the good it is seeking is the good that it left. The world will not quickly realize that the Church which it believed was so restraining to liberty is really the only force that can make us free, and that which was so much behind the times is the only institution which has survived the times.
VENERABLE ARCHBISHOP FULTON SHEEN
For a man is not merely whosoever has hands and feet of a man, nor whosoever is rational only, but whosoever practices piety and virtue with boldness.
ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Don't wish it were easier. Wish you were better.
...talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything.
The writer's curse is that even in solitude, no matter its duration, he never grows lonely or bored.
No one understands and appreciates the American Dream of hard work leading to material rewards better than a non-American.
Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.
No one ever drowned in sweat.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
You haven’t been praying? Why, because you haven’t had time? But you do have time. Furthermore, what sort of works will you be able to do if you have not meditated on them in the presence of the Lord, so as to put them in order? Without that conversation with God, how can you finish your daily work with perfection? Look, it is as if you claimed you had no time to study because you were too busy giving lessons. Without study you cannot teach well. Prayer has to come before everything. If you do not understand this and put it into practice, don’t tell me that you have no time: it’s simply that you do not want to pray.
ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA
I ask the Lord to help me be faithful minute by minute, day by day.
BLESSED ALVARO DEL PORTILLO
8. ODDS AND ENDS
--Blackberry abandons BB10 in favor of Android. The problem with this move is that it cements the conventional wisdom that no one should ever buy a Blackberry product because Blackberry will abandon you later. It's like trying to have confidence in a ship's captain that never takes off his life jacket.
--White people get rehab. Black people get jail.
--I totally support Cardinal Sarah's call for ad orientem.
--I will be glad when Pokemon GO becomes Pokemin GONE like Tetris and Angry Birds. People should play chess instead.
--The Star Wars Episode 8 reincarnation thing has killed it for me. I'm out. Star Wars can go to hell now.
--Tart cherry juice and cherries are a miracle. I recommend them highly for inflammation and joint pain.
9. LINKS OF INTEREST
The Way to Flourish at College and Beyond
Who’s the Libertarian Now?
Rome Be Damned
The Law Is Dying Because Morality Is Dying
They Come From Planet Klepto