Educational Resources

DSC_0382Hillsdale CollegeWonderful free Courses on History, Literature, Politics, Philosophy and Religion.

Gatestone Institute- International, non-profit think tank offering insights into important issues that affect America and the world around us.

Leadership Institute– Conservative Leadership Training

Campaign 1776—From the Woodson Center — www.woodsoncenter.org

https://1776unites.com/robert-woodson/

“Independent voices who uphold our country’s authentic founding virtues and values and challenge those who assert America is forever defined by its past failures, such as slavery.

PragerU–https://www.prageru.com/playlists/

Wonderful, often short, podcasts that teach on a number of important issues of the day. Full of wisdom, humor and lots of information!

TurningPoint and Heritage Foundation–Great activist sites, great articles, some grants available, wonderful for those who want to get involved in the fight! I  love the crazy professor watchlist on TPUSA! Fighting back against the garbage that is being taught to the next generation of students.

A list of some Conservative Sites https://rightsmarts.com/top-conservative-websites/

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library — Online classic Christian literature, Bible studies and courses

Shakespeare courses — by Harvard University and EDX (free to audit)

 

 

GREAT BOOKS OF THE WESTERN WORLD

Great Books (2)The Great Books of the Western World–

Great ideas that are worth sharing.

(I’ll come back with links to Librivox and Project Gutenberg versions of these books.  We will also have a discussion group—a “book club” on some of these ideas. )

Volume 1

  • The Great Conversation

Volume 2

  • Syntopicon I: Angel, Animal, Aristocracy, Art, Astronomy, Beauty, Being, Cause, Chance, Change, Citizen, Constitution, Courage, Custom and Convention, Definition, Democracy, Desire, Dialectic, Duty, Education, Element, Emotion, Eternity, Evolution, Experience, Family, Fate, Form, God, Good and Evil, Government, Habit, Happiness, History, Honor, Hypothesis, Idea, Immortality, Induction, Infinity, Judgment, Justice, Knowledge, Labor, Language, Law, Liberty, Life and Death, Logic, and Love

Volume 3

  • Syntopicon II: Man, Mathematics, Matter, Mechanics, Medicine, Memory and Imagination, Metaphysics, Mind, Monarchy, Nature, Necessity and Contingency, Oligarchy, One and Many, Opinion, Opposition, Philosophy, Physics, Pleasure and Pain, Poetry, Principle, Progress, Prophecy, Prudence, Punishment, Quality, Quantity, Reasoning, Relation, Religion, Revolution, Rhetoric, Same and Other, Science, Sense, Sign and Symbol, Sin, Slavery, Soul, Space, State, Temperance, Theology, Time, Truth, Tyranny, Universal and Particular, Virtue and Vice, War and Peace, Wealth, Will, Wisdom, and World

Volume 4

  • Homer (rendered into English prose by Samuel Butler)
    • The Iliad
    • The Odyssey

Volume 5

  • Aeschylus (translated into English verse by G.M. Cookson)
    • The Suppliant Maidens
    • The Persians
    • Seven Against Thebes
    • Prometheus Bound
    • The Oresteia
      • Agamemnon
      • Choephoroe
      • The Eumenides
  • Sophocles (translated into English prose by Sir Richard C. Jebb)
    • The Oedipus Cycle
      • Oedipus the King
      • Oedipus at Colonus
      • Antigone
    • Ajax
    • Electra
    • The Trachiniae
    • Philoctetes
  • Euripides (translated into English prose by Edward P. Coleridge)
    • Rhesus
    • Medea
    • Hippolytus
    • Alcestis
    • Heracleidae
    • The Suppliants
    • The Trojan Women
    • Ion
    • Helen
    • Andromache
    • Electra
    • Bacchantes
    • Hecuba
    • Heracles Mad
    • The Phoenician Women
    • Orestes
    • Iphigenia in Tauris
    • Iphigenia in Aulis
    • Cyclops
  • Aristophanes (translated into English verse by Benjamin Bickley Rogers)
    • The Acharnians
    • The Knights
    • The Clouds
    • The Wasps
    • Peace
    • The Birds
    • The Frogs
    • Lysistrata
    • Thesmophoriazusae
    • Ecclesiazousae
    • Plutus

Volume 6

  • Herodotus
    • The History (translated by George Rawlinson)
  • Thucydides
    • History of the Peloponnesian War (translated by Richard Crawley and revised by R. Feetham)

Volume 7

  • Plato
    • The Dialogues (translated by Benjamin Jowett)
      • Charmides
      • Lysis
      • Laches
      • Protagoras
      • Euthydemus
      • Cratylus
      • Phaedrus
      • Ion
      • Symposium
      • Meno
      • Euthyphro
      • Apology
      • Crito
      • Phaedo
      • Gorgias
      • The Republic
      • Timaeus
      • Critias
      • Parmenides
      • Theaetetus
      • Sophist
      • Statesman
      • Philebus
      • Laws
    • The Seventh Letter (translated by J. Harward)

Volume 8

  • Aristotle
    • Categories
    • On Interpretation
    • Prior Analytics
    • Posterior Analytics
    • Topics
    • Sophistical Refutations
    • Physics
    • On the Heavens
    • On Generation and Corruption
    • Meteorology
    • Metaphysics
    • On the Soul
    • Minor biological works

Volume 9

  • Aristotle
    • History of Animals
    • Parts of Animals
    • On the Motion of Animals
    • On the Gait of Animals
    • On the Generation of Animals
    • Nicomachean Ethics
    • Politics
    • The Athenian Constitution
    • Rhetoric
    • Poetics

Volume 10

  • Hippocrates
    • Works
  • Galen
    • On the Natural Faculties

Volume 11

  • Euclid
    • The Thirteen Books of Euclid’s Elements
  • Archimedes
    • On the Sphere and Cylinder
    • Measurement of a Circle
    • On Conoids and Spheroids
    • On Spirals
    • On the Equilibrium of Planes
    • The Sand Reckoner
    • The Quadrature of the Parabola
    • On Floating Bodies
    • Book of Lemmas
    • The Method Treating of Mechanical Problems
  • Apollonius of Perga
    • On Conic Sections
  • Nicomachus of Gerasa
    • Introduction to Arithmetic

Volume 12

  • Lucretius
    • On the Nature of Things (translated by H.A.J. Munro)
  • Epictetus
    • The Discourses (translated by George Long)
  • Marcus Aurelius
    • The Meditations (translated by George Long)

Volume 13

  • Virgil (translated into English verse by James Rhoades)
    • Eclogues
    • Georgics
    • Aeneid

Volume 14

  • Plutarch
    • The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (translated by John Dryden)

Volume 15

  • P. Cornelius Tacitus (translated by Alfred John Church and William Jackson Brodribb)
    • The Annals
    • The Histories

Volume 16

  • Ptolemy
    • Almagest, (translated by R. Catesby Taliaferro)
  • Nicolaus Copernicus
    • On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (translated by Charles Glenn Wallis)
  • Johannes Kepler (translated by Charles Glenn Wallis)
    • Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (Books IV–V)
    • The Harmonies of the World (Book V)

Volume 17

  • Plotinus
    • The Six Enneads (translated by Stephen MacKenna and B. S. Page)

Volume 18

Volume 19

  • Thomas Aquinas
    • Summa Theologica (First part complete, selections from second part, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province and revised by Daniel J. Sullivan)

Volume 20

  • Thomas Aquinas
    • Summa Theologica (Selections from second and third parts and supplement, translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province and revised by Daniel J. Sullivan)

Volume 21

  • Dante Alighieri
    • Divine Comedy (Translated by Charles Eliot Norton)

Volume 22

  • Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Troilus and Criseyde
    • The Canterbury Tales

Volume 23

  • Niccolò Machiavelli
    • The Prince
  • Thomas Hobbes
    • Leviathan

Volume 24

  • François Rabelais
    • Gargantua and Pantagruel

Volume 25

  • Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
    • Essays

Volume 26

Volume 27

Volume 28

  • William Gilbert
    • On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies
  • Galileo Galilei
    • Dialogues Concerning the Two New Sciences
  • William Harvey
    • On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals
    • On the Circulation of Blood
    • On the Generation of Animals

Volume 29

  • Miguel de Cervantes
    • The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha, (translated by John Ormsby)

Volume 30

  • Sir Francis Bacon
    • The Advancement of Learning
    • Novum Organum
    • New Atlantis

Volume 31

  • René Descartes
    • Rules for the Direction of the Mind
    • Discourse on the Method
    • Meditations on First Philosophy
    • Objections Against the Meditations and Replies
    • The Geometry
  • Benedict de Spinoza
    • Ethics

Volume 32

  • John Milton
    • English Minor Poems
    • Paradise Lost
    • Samson Agonistes
    • Areopagitica

Volume 33

  • Blaise Pascal
    • The Provincial Letters
    • Pensées
    • Scientific and mathematical essays

Volume 34

  • Sir Isaac Newton
    • Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
    • Optics
  • Christian Huygens
    • Treatise on Light

Volume 35

  • John Locke
    • A Letter Concerning Toleration
    • Concerning Civil Government, Second Essay
    • An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
  • George Berkeley
    • The Principles of Human Knowledge
  • David Hume
    • An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Volume 36

  • Jonathan Swift
    • Gulliver’s Travels
  • Laurence Sterne
    • The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Volume 37

  • Henry Fielding
    • The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Volume 38

  • Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu
    • The Spirit of the Laws
  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
    • A Discourse on the Origin of Inequality
    • A Discourse on Political Economy
    • The Social Contract

Volume 39

  • Adam Smith
    • An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Volume 40

  • Edward Gibbon
    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Part 1)

Volume 41

  • Edward Gibbon
    • The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Part 2)

Volume 42

  • Immanuel Kant
    • Critique of Pure Reason
    • Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
    • Critique of Practical Reason
    • Excerpts from The Metaphysics of Morals
      • Preface and Introduction to the Metaphysical Elements of Ethics with a note on Conscience
      • General Introduction to the Metaphysic of Morals
      • The Science of Right
    • The Critique of Judgement

Volume 43

  • American State Papers
    • Declaration of Independence
    • Articles of Confederation
    • The Constitution of the United States of America
  • Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
    • The Federalist
  • John Stuart Mill
    • On Liberty
    • Considerations on Representative Government
    • Utilitarianism

Volume 44

  • James Boswell
    • The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Volume 45

  • Antoine Laurent Lavoisier
    • Elements of Chemistry
  • Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
    • Analytical Theory of Heat
  • Michael Faraday
    • Experimental Researches in Electricity

Volume 46

  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
    • The Philosophy of Right
    • The Philosophy of History

Volume 47

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    • Faust

Volume 48

  • Herman Melville
    • Moby Dick; or, The Whale

Volume 49

  • Charles Darwin
    • The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
    • The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex

Volume 50

  • Karl Marx
    • Capital
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
    • Manifesto of the Communist Party

Volume 51

  • Count Leo Tolstoy
    • War and Peace

Volume 52

  • Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
    • The Brothers Karamazov

Volume 53

  • William James
    • The Principles of Psychology

Volume 54

  • Sigmund Freud
    • The Origin and Development of Psycho-Analysis
    • Selected Papers on Hysteria
    • The Sexual Enlightenment of Children
    • The Future Prospects of Psycho-Analytic Therapy
    • Observations on “Wild” Psycho-Analysis
    • The Interpretation of Dreams
    • On Narcissism
    • Instincts and Their Vicissitudes
    • Repression
    • The Unconscious
    • A General Introduction to Psycho-Analysis
    • Beyond the Pleasure Principle
    • Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego
    • The Ego and the Id
    • Inhibitions, Symptoms, and Anxiety
    • Thoughts for the Times on War and Death
    • Civilization and Its Discontents
    • New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis

Second edition

Additional volumes from a 1990 update

Volume 20

  • John Calvin
    • Institutes of the Christian Religion (Selections)

Volume 23

  • Erasmus
    • The Praise of Folly

Volume 31

  • Molière
    • The School for Wives
    • The Critique of the School for Wives
    • Tartuffe
    • Don Juan
    • The Miser
    • The Would-Be Gentleman
    • The Imaginary Invalid
  • Jean Racine
    • Bérénice
    • Phèdre

Volume 34

  • Voltaire
    • Candide
  • Denis Diderot
    • Rameau’s Nephew

Volume 43

  • Søren Kierkegaard
    • Fear and Trembling
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Beyond Good and Evil

Volume 44

  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    • Democracy in America

Volume 45

  • Honoré de Balzac
    • Cousin Bette

Volume 46

  • Jane Austen
    • Emma
  • George Eliot
    • Middlemarch

Volume 47

  • Charles Dickens
    • Little Dorrit

Volume 48

  • Mark Twain
    • Huckleberry Finn

Volume 52

  • Henrik Ibsen
    • A Doll’s House
    • The Wild Duck
    • Hedda Gabler
    • The Master Builder

The contents of the six volumes of added 20th-century material:

Volume 55

  • William James
    • Pragmatism
  • Henri Bergson
    • “An Introduction to Metaphysics”
  • John Dewey
    • Experience and Education
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    • Science and the Modern World
  • Bertrand Russell
    • The Problems of Philosophy
  • Martin Heidegger
    • What Is Metaphysics?
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    • Philosophical Investigations
  • Karl Barth
    • The Word of God and the Word of Man

Volume 56

  • Henri Poincaré
    • Science and Hypothesis
  • Max Planck
    • Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    • An Introduction to Mathematics
  • Albert Einstein
    • Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
  • Arthur Eddington
    • The Expanding Universe
  • Niels Bohr
    • Atomic Theory and the Description of Nature (selections)
    • Discussion with Einstein on Epistemology
  • G. H. Hardy
    • A Mathematician’s Apology
  • Werner Heisenberg
    • Physics and Philosophy
  • Erwin Schrödinger
    • What Is Life?
  • Theodosius Dobzhansky
    • Genetics and the Origin of Species
  • C. H. Waddington
    • The Nature of Life

Volume 57

  • Thorstein Veblen
    • The Theory of the Leisure Class
  • R. H. Tawney
    • The Acquisitive Society
  • John Maynard Keynes
    • The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money

Volume 58

  • Sir James George Frazer
    • The Golden Bough (selections)
  • Max Weber
    • Essays in Sociology (selections)
  • Johan Huizinga
    • The Autumn of the Middle Ages
  • Claude Lévi-Strauss
    • Structural Anthropology (selections)

Volume 59

  • Henry James
    • The Beast in the Jungle
  • George Bernard Shaw
    • Saint Joan
  • Joseph Conrad
    • Heart of Darkness
  • Anton Chekhov
    • Uncle Vanya
  • Luigi Pirandello
    • Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • Marcel Proust
    • Remembrance of Things Past: “Swann in Love”
  • Willa Cather
    • A Lost Lady
  • Thomas Mann
    • Death in Venice
  • James Joyce
    • A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Volume 60

  • Virginia Woolf
    • To the Lighthouse
  • Franz Kafka
    • The Metamorphosis
  • D. H. Lawrence
    • The Prussian Officer
  • T. S. Eliot
    • The Waste Land
  • Eugene O’Neill
    • Mourning Becomes Electra
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Great Gatsby
  • William Faulkner
    • A Rose for Emily
  • Bertolt Brecht
    • Mother Courage and Her Children
  • Ernest Hemingway
    • The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber
  • George Orwell
    • Animal Farm
  • Samuel Beckett
    • Waiting for Godot

 

THE ST. JUNIPERRO SERRA CLUB

Fr. Serra

ST. JUNIPERRO SERRA, PRAY FOR US!

Father of the Missions, beloved missionary and advocate for the peoples of the Southwest, please help us to bring Christ’s message of love and peace to a hurting world.

Oh, holy Saint, who was so strong and fearless, who was undeterred by illness, infirmity or hardship in your quest to bring  God’s Truth, Beauty and Goodness to Your people, help us to bring God’s message of hope to everyone we meet.  Help us to speak out against injustice. Help us to encourage those who have lost hope and do not know the One Who made them, Who loves them and who put them on this earth at this place and time for a reason. Help us to teach them so that they may  know and love God and  follow the great calling that He has for them.

Please pray for us, that we  have courage in the face of persecution, that we bring light where there is darkness, that we bring truth to those who are being deceived, that we bring hope to those who are despondent, and that we bring God’s love to everyone, no matter the cost to ourselves.

Help us to be fruitful as you were fruitful, to build lives that shine the beauty of God to all just as you shone the beauty of God in every church, in every person whom you touched with His presence, in  every community that you founded that thrived in beauty and goodness because you had been there.

May God bless and help us always, and may He guide us safely through the storms of life and keep us in His loving care, until we are Home with Him forever.

We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Asking for the intercession of St. Juniperro Serra, I’d like to invite you to the St. Juniperro Serra Club, a club that involves not necessarily meetings or organized activity, but a commitment of the heart. It began on his feast day, July 1, 2020, and stems from a reading of the 1958 Communist Goals, 45 of them, that were devoted to destroying the great country of America by chipping away at her integrity, her unity, her morality and her faith in God.  These goals have nearly all been completed, and you see the effects in the crumbling of our culture before our very eyes, and the chaos and corruption that always results from a society that turns its back on God.

This Communist defiance towards God is symbolized as it has always been symbolized, with a clenched fist thrust towards God.  This fist has symbolized abject misery in every culture it has overtaken. And in our own it is only lightly disguised with fraudulent enticements to exploit its most recent “useful idiots’ who think they are working for something else but who are actually working for Marxist revolution and the lying spirit that guides it.  I say only lightly disguised, because the violence towards all that is good and true and beautiful, and especially towards the cultural and spiritual monuments to God Himself, His mother and His saints illustrate well the true meaning behind their mission.

St. Juniperro Serra was a courageous, dedicated missionary, who brought the love of Jesus Christ to the American Southwest. He encountered many difficulties and infirmities but never let them deter him from his mission.  He is the perfect patron saint of this movement, which is dedicated to pushing back on the 45 Goals that destroyed America and creating 45 Goals to restore America, to bring her back to God, to strengthen her families, to meet lies with truth and injustices with justice.  The commitment is to do whatever you can, using whatever skills, talent or life situation you have to accomplish this task.

We all have gifts; some are prayer warriors, others can write, some teach and others can speak out, still others can create works of beauty and grace in art or music.  The commitment is to use your talents in the pursuit of Truth, Beauty and Goodness—in the pursuit of peace and unity of all Americans by rising up against the forces that are attacking and dividing us, destroying us from within.

If you are an artist or have authority to erect monuments or works of art (even in the home), for every statue of Mary or Jesus,  of the Saints or the Ten Commandments that are destroyed by criminals, put two in their place.  In addition to rebuilding the monument, add a painting, a sculpture, or if you are a writer, publish a book about the one who was attacked, whom the vandals thought they had destroyed. Whatever you can do to bring beauty and culture back to America, do it.

Others are prayer warriors—so very, very important, especially today. If you can, gather together to pray. Go to Mass, go to church, pray the Rosary every day.  Pray online with others every day at websites such as Lifesitenews’ daily Rosary or the website comepraytherosary.org.  Pray, pray, pray and ask for God’s help during this difficult time.  There is no more powerful weapon than prayer, no more wonderful mission than this. Even if you have little time, just make the commitment to pray—-pray a Rosary every day, pray a Chaplet of Divine Mercy,  or just pray every day on your own in your own way.  And God bless you!

Another may be moved to  S.P.E.A.K.—Silent Patriots Emerge As American Knights (for Truth, Beauty and Goodness).  The Communist goal, to infiltrate the press, has been achieved in many different places, not just within prominent publications but also within the Internet providers that either censor or promote ideas based upon their leftist ideology.  So this commitment is dedicated to encouraging the silent majority to begin talking—to take to the comment sections and social media, to write blogs or articles, to do whatever you can to dispel the darkness of lies. Make the commitment to respectfully speak up instead of remaining silent, of course following the laws, leading with evidence and using logic and truth to clarify the lies that seem to dominate due to the seemingly insurmountable power of the press.

The truth is, they are not insurmountable, but only a small fraction of extremists with strategic power.   The reality is that we are more than they. We are called the “silent majority” for a reason.  Let’s get rid of the “silent” part of that description.  Leftists are a paper tiger, like the Wizard of Oz pulling the strings ,  seeming to be huge while actually being very few and very weak.

The illusion has been created because we have just been too timid to say anything to rebut the lies, and the result has been disastrous. So our commitment is now—to not allow a lie to stand or an unjust “cancel culture” attack to go unchallenged. Teach other people how to comment, to use social media, to speak to their friends.  Have the courage to speak to your own  friends about the issues, even those whom you may disagree with, and enlighten those who have been deceived by the almost constant barrage of propaganda that is disseminated by the mainstream media. Your friends will listen if you provide the truth and the facts and do it kindly.  It is very scary but you can change peoples’ minds—you can even change peoples’ lives—by telling the truth.

Some may be parents and husbands and wives.  You are more important now than ever before.  You hold the lives and souls of your children in your hands.  Teach them well. Help them to know and love God.  Eat meals together as a family. Talk about what is taught in their schools.  And tell them the truth about some of the false ideas they may be learning.

Wives and husbands, your marriage is the glue that holds society together. Cherish each other. Build your relationship, look lightly on the faults of your spouse and more severely on your own faults.  Know that you are one body, and as the family goes, so goes the nation.  Know that marriage is not a 50-50 proposition, but 100-100 percent giving of yourselves.  Stay together.  Pray together. Pray as a family.  Have Christ as the 3rd partner in your marriage. Know that the absolute greatest gift you can give your children is your love and commitment to each other.

Some are educators.  Teachers, teach the truth.  And when you see a lie, cure it with the truth. Speak out against teachers who exploit their students, gaslighting them, making them feel as if they are victims and the whole world is oppressing them. Making them feel as if they will always be victims and can never have the power to control their own lives and destinies, who make them feel that any effort to better themselves is futile and hopeless.  Such teachers have created young people who see no future for themselves—who believe that the only way forward is to destroy the world around them.   The truth ennobles young people and enables them to live fruitful lives, to be a blessing to their communities, their families and themselves.  A lie destroys young lives.

Yesterday’s graduates built America and made it great, today’s graduates, heavy-laden with debt, hopeless and angry, paranoid and stunted, indoctrinated with self-defeating lies that make them less able to live in the real world than when they entered college, firebomb cars.   Don’t let that happen to the young people at your college or your high school–or even your grade school.  Have the courage to speak out against evil and to be a good steward of the important task you have been given, to guide young lives into becoming the people whom they were meant to be.

And teach.  There is a wealth of wisdom and beauty in our culture, in our western heritage and in the Word of God.  Teach the great books, the great ideas, the true wisdom that creates a well-lived life.  Focus on those things and do not waste time on the trivial, banal or even evil.  Make a commitment to do good with the talents and knowledge that you have been given and are able give to others.

If you are in politics or law, fight for the good.  Fight with all of your might!  There are many evil laws today that have taken hold in our culture.  It is not enough to chaff against them and take a defensive stance.  Our laws permit the murder of little children!—fight against it with all of your might.  Follow the lead of great men and women who fought against evil in their day—people like William Wilberforce, who was a lone voice in his passionate fight against slavery.

If you are a lawyer, keep pushing the laws back to what is right.  Fight for the rights of all human beings, from conception to natural death.  Fight against the evil trend that we have seemed to accept, a trend that was the Communist Goal of taking God out of the town square, prayer out of schools, prayer out of our society.   It is not enough to win small victories.  We need to put God back into the center of town, into the center of our lives again.  As we can see today, we really did need God in order to be good people.  We really did need the 10 Commandments in order to not do the things that are prohibited by them.

And fight for the right to pray.  We have a God-given right to pray wherever we are whenever we want.  The Constitution has been bastardized to reflect the exact opposite of what it intended.  It was designed to protect our right to pray, to worship God, not to take our opportunities to do so away from us.

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel or do this on your own.  If you can do nothing else, support the great charities that do this good work—that fight for the rights of others, especially the unborn and the elderly or infirm to live, that aid others in need, that go to court to battle for what is right.  Support politicians who do these things as well and help them, or help to fund them in their quest to do justice. Vote for those who fight for the rights of every human being.  Be a part of organizations that have already been established to do a good work.  Just commit to finding some way to do that good work, or some way to support it.

Finally,  work for peace.  There are dark forces out there who are trying to pit us against each other using tactics like quick, emotion-producing quips and memes that “rub raw the sores of resentment” and  rush us to a “side” without thinking.  And they do it over and over and over again in quick succession so that people tend to see themselves as part of a group versus people who think independently, deeply and rationally about issues.

So when speaking in these forums (like social media sites), it is important to be kind, to lead with the evidence, and to appeal beyond the tactics used by the propagandists who are trying to “divide and conquer” us through that division. It is important to make connections beyond the emotional subjects that are discussed—the images and sayings that knee-jerk people to one side or another —in order to overcome the wall of resistance that propaganda has built between us.  It is also important to create communities that won’t disappear when someone pulls out a plug.  The community food sharing parties (“Jar-Den” parties) might be helpful in that regard.

These are only a few of the things that you can do as a member of the St. Juniperro Serra Club.  It is again just a commitment of the heart.   We ask for the intercession of this great saint, and ask for his strong and beautiful missionary determination to succeed in restoring this beautiful country back to the greatness that founded her.  God bless you, and I hope that you join me in this quest.

Isaiah 58:12

“Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins, and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.”

 

 

 

 

The Great Reset. Wow. Just Wow.

THE GREAT RESET

Ok.  First of all,  do not watch the video below if you plan to go to bed within a couple of hours. If you do watch it now,  you won’t fall asleep.  It’s pretty sobering, and I hope that this clueless, self-important, gaggle of Dr. No’s don’t get away with their control-freak-fueled masterplan.  But they’ve gotten pretty far with it already.

I think I feel a little about Prince Charles the way our forefathers felt about King George.  Except that King George was only insane, which is a vast improvement over the British royal of today, as this man, a primary member of the elitist stakeholders of “The Great Reset” can do so much more damage with his power fever dreams.  This is a man who does not have a kingdom to rule but is (possibly successfully) still trying to rule the world.

I watched this video expecting to take it all with a grain of salt.  But after checking out the World Economic Forum’s ecstatic, almost giddy,  declaration of this Covid-19  “unprecedented opportunity” to usher in The Great Reset, I’m convinced that this video explains exactly what is happening right now. It all falls into place perfectly, and it’s not exactly a conspiracy theory as they are admitting all of it.  As he said, it’s a conspiracy, just not at the theory stage..

(By the way, if you can find Joe Biden anywhere in the video link below, you get a point. *Hint–He’s the guy sitting next to Hillary Clinton.)

When you look at the video, you might think–hey, this is not so bad.  They are describing what they are working for as “economic justice” making the world’s economy more “fair.”  But that is just another word for the redistribution of wealth, which means that money is stolen from some countries —taken by the “stakeholder” elite— to be given  to others as they see fit.  And they, the “stakeholders,” some of the richest people in the world, do not lose a dime, but only gain power over the global economy.  What could possibly go wrong?

They describe the marrying of technology and humanity as a positive step forward, and assure that they would safeguard a designated “space” for people to make room for private thought so that people would not be afraid to think.

They describe the fusion of technology and human biology as a positive thing too.  The paralyzed can walk, humans will become superhuman and possess the superpowers that are the stuff of legend.

But the problem is—and the biggest problem with all of this—is that they are blind to themselves, to the reality of who they are.  They are blind to anything but the misguided illusion of the dystopic nightmare that they believe will be a utopia,  just as rabid Marxists are blind to the reality, the horrific results of Communism once it takes hold of a country. They think that because they have these ivory tower good intentions, that everything will be as rosy as they predict.  They are blind to themselves and to the danger that they are about to unleash on all of us.

These people—these eugenicists who believe that population is a negative thing, that killing small children up until they are born and sometimes afterwards is perfectly fine, that the nuclear family is a thing to be hated, a system of society that needs to be torn down, that God doesn’t exist and that only they—the little gods they make themselves out to be—can create a perfect global society, are elated about a plague that gives them a “window of opportunity” to take control over the world.   They have been planning the Covid course of action for some time now, a plan that has been launched with perfect precision, covering every detail, and implementing a kind of monitoring that would have been illegal a few months ago before all of our rights were suddenly suspended. They were so ready, immediately everything was in place, laid  out so carefully and so methodically that the tragedy that has impacted all of us—or at least the aftermath of that tragedy— cannot have been an accident. They knew. At the very least, they knew.

And if they get their way,   if all of their planning and organizing and control measures succeed in giving them their way, they will have the power over who lives and who dies, who gets medical care and who doesn’t, who eats and who starves. They will be able to track everyone everywhere.  They will be able to control everyone everywhere, even, if the scientists in this video are correct, to the point of controlling thought as it happens or even before it happens.

They think of themselves as benevolent deities, who would turn the world into a paradise, not realizing that they are Godless creatures who would make such a mess of things that it would destroy humanity.

“Freedom is the freedom to say that 2+2=4.”  (George Orwell, 1984) 

I knew that the riots were a planned, paid for disruption—nothing else makes sense.  I knew that they were about causing unrest and that the stated motive was not the true motive.  I also suspected that when China forbade travel within its borders but sent millions of its infected people around the world, that maybe what happened wasn’t an accident like they said it was. I knew that something was really fishy about all of this.

I’ve also been concerned about what some scientists have been saying about wanting to monkey around with the structure of human beings and combine them with machines.  I saw a speech by a renowned brain science doctor who said that we need to have our brains enhanced with technology or we will not be able to compete. It made me very uncomfortable.

READ “FRANKENSTEIN!”  I felt like shouting. Humans do a horrible job of playing God whenever they try it.   Watch “The Minority Report” I feel like shouting.  Don’t you guys ever look at science fiction?

This is scary stuff and it all makes so much sense when you look at what is happening in the world.  The response to Covid was so incredibly well planned and involved so much control and so little concentration on common sense measures to address the actual disease that I thought, something is really off about all of this.

I was right.

This is worse than a world war.  If these people get their way and really implement their agenda, we are looking the beginning of the end of humanity.  A nuclear bomb would be less damaging than what they are planning.

Ok, here’s the address for the link. Please cut and paste in your computer’s browser.

Logical Fallacies

1) THEY SAY….

Can you explain why you believe what you believe? Have you really thought through it? Do you know the reasons behind your beliefs?

Everybody thinks….experts agree….we all know…..all the cool kids believe….all the smart people think…..

The anonymous “they say” is used quite often to lie about things, and is used extensively in propaganda.  It works particularly well when someone doesn’t  have an evidentiary basis to convince people of some idea that he wants them to espouse, like that a product works or that a politician is correct about everything and his/her opponent is wrong about everything.   It’s an easy way to con unsuspecting people into believing things that aren’t true or are highly suspect.

Facebook is notorious for using this approach and often ends up convincing people into  believing things that their Facebook friends or promoted sponsors, especially political sponsors, want people to believe.  Facebook users end up making decisions about complicated and important issues based upon cute quips or memes, or a joke from their favorite performer.  They base their opinions on an emotional reaction to a 2-second view of a post.   They just assume that everyone in their Facebook group of “friends” supposedly believes the same thing, or that some random “expert” somewhere can explain why what they say they believe is true.  And it doesn’t matter to the Facebook viewers that they themselves can’t explain why or whether the idea is true, because they have the “backing” of this “they say” group,—the “all the cool kids think,” “experts agree” “everybody  believes” factor is enough for them to not have to think about the issue on their own or to form their own opinions based upon any real thought or evidence.

https://youtu.be/DQ5QWclTfac

https://www.prageru.com/video/how-socialism-ruined-my-country/

This might be the reason why so many believe that Socialism is a great thing when they don’t really know what Socialism is.  Or why they are so quick to judge someone with an opposing viewpoint without knowing exactly why they disagree.  All that they know is that their “group” or at least someone in or behind their group believes this and so they are with the cool kids, they believe what the anonymous “everyone” knows so they don’t have to consider the issue further.

That is dangerous.  It is dangerous because it makes you vulnerable to being manipulated by other people.  It is dangerous because until you learn to think for yourself, you aren’t really living the life you ought to live.  It’s dangerous because there are people out there who have reasons to want to deceive you, whether it’s because they want to sell you a product, or because they want to take away your freedom and have total control over everything that you do.  Especially now, it’s time to put down the phone and step away from the social media, or at least pause to give yourself a chance to think vs. react to things

Especially today, it is also important to question your teachers, who may not be telling you the truth about things like history, philosophy or morality.  There are some teachers who have been hired by universities who teach ridiculous things, especially lately.  There is some curriculum that is being shoved down the throats of students today that is pure trash—completely deceitful and even manipulative. Students of today come out of college heavy laden with monumental debt, possessing useless degrees and less able to handle the real world than when they went in.  Some students have even been manipulated into a kind of paranoia about the world around them. They think  that they are eternal victims and that the rest of the world is oppressing them. They believe that they have no power to determine their own lives, and that any effort to do so is futile.  Such students end up with psychoses and even as violent criminals.   The graduates of yesterday built America and were a blessing to their families, their communities and themselves.  Today’s graduates firebomb cars. Don’t get caught in that hopeless web of lies. You are worth much more than that.  Think for yourself and determine your own future. You were made for this time and you have a purpose to fulfill.

QUESTION EVERYTHING!

It is so important to THINK and not just blindly accept ideas that are presented to us, especially when we don’t really know that background of either the people who are presenting it or the details of why they espouse what they espouse.

REMEMBER TO:

THINK FOR YOURSELF

DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

READ ALL SIDES OF AN ISSUE AND THINK ABOUT IT ON YOUR OWN BEFORE YOU JUMP TO CONCLUSIONS

READ, THINK, ANALYZE A SUBJECT BEFORE YOU FORM AN OPINION.

This will keep you from being deceived or tricked by people who may not want the best for you.