Mr Gates and Mr Jobs: two odd looking little computer boys with one “world changing” mission: tax evasion.

Bill Gates & Steve Jobs on top of an Eagle Khazak rug. #odabashian

Mr Jobs and Mr Gates liked to indulge a fantasy about themselves that they were on concurrent missions to “change the world.”

~~

While about the amusingly sanctimonious business of “changing the world,” Mr Gates and Mr Jobs ably demonstrated that exercising the option to illegally back date financial instruments certainly is one way to dramatically change:

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Their own worlds.

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Perhaps, in an earlier day, Mr Rockefeller felt a similar missionary call to change the world.

~~

Fantasy taken to extreme can be seen in Mr Rockefeller who was fond of saying that:

~~

“I believe that the ability to make money is a gift from God.”

~~

Well, Jeepers!!

~~

I said:

~~

 JEEPERS!!

~~

In case Mr Rockefeller, now joined by Mr Jobs and likely enough soon by Mr Gates, hasn’t by now learned this lesson in the Heavens above, everything of this earth, to and including desperate poverty, is a:

~~

“Gift from God.”

~~

Everything.

~~

Were these men out to “change the world,” or were they simply marginally more successful hustlers and money grubbers than the rest of us?

Bill-Gates-And-Steve-Jobs

We can’t know about those sorts of motivations, because what is in a man’s heart is only fully known to God Above, but we can have a peek at what those men spent their days of missionary zeal doing.

~~

Of Mr Rockefeller’s financial behaviour, we haven’t much to add that hasn’t been already written.

~~

On evidence, while he had far, far better tailors and barbers than Gates or Jobs, before going bald, Mr Rockefeller spent his days of missionary zeal with one principal aim in mind:

~~

Making money and perhaps even more aggressively:

Evading taxes on that money.

~~

Yes, that’s right, not mere avoidance of tax, which is every American’s right, and indeed his solemn familial duty, but outright evasion, which is a very serious criminal act.

~~

I’ll say that:

~~

I detest taxation, which is simple theft and nothing more or less than that, fully as much and likely far more than do most, and I am disinclined to pay any more of it than is mandated by law in bold black letters.

Today, there is a pagan vanity indulged in certain quarters of the, vastly over paid, press services, at this Capital and at New York that, as Mr Will has written, now more than once:
 
~~
 
 “Americans are under-taxed as a nation.”
 
~~
 
Our Mr Will prides himself on writing elliptically and we are left guessing as to the meaning of the “as a nation,” element of his comment here, but, we are all Englishmen in this audience and we do get the general drift:
 
~~
 
Mr Will likes taxes.
 
~~
 
He likes them!!
 
~~
 
We have written a bit of Mr Will here:
 
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http://johndanielbegg.com/2014/09/23/george-will-now-dying-blames-the-presbyterians-for-his-atheism-i-dont-quite-know-what-to-say/
 
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Perhaps proximity to Presbyterians in, his now waning days, has caused this frailty of thought in our Mr Will.  Perhaps our Mr Will has taken to drink.  We cannot say for certain.  We can say this:
 
~~
 
Any man who tells you that he is willing to pay, he is wanting to pay, he is waiting to pay, more taxes than he is legally required to pay, is a mental defective whose family ought to quickly take him in front of a judge to have that man say in open Court that:
 
~~
 
“I am willing to pay, I am wanting to pay, I am waiting to pay, more tax than I now legally owe,” and in that Court, be adjudicated, on the spot, as: non compos mentis to protect himself, his family and the society at large.
 
~~

That all laid down to bed, it is generally true that big money boys don’t care much, and never have, how they make their money.

~~

Mr Gates, just as did his now dead friend Mr Jobs, has any number of financial questions to answer, not the least being about his spending an inordinate amount of his time huddled with lawyers and accountants to sort out ways of back dating options to add yet more billions to his already expansive wallet.

~~

This is not a trivial matter.

~~

Back dating options is a go to federal prison felony for normal investors.

~~

Mr Jobs now is beyond federal jurisdiction and will have to face a Higher Court for his malfeasance.

~~

Mr. Gates ought to face an American criminal Court for his avariciousness.

~~

That all said, the principal difference between the “changed worlds” brought to us by Rockefeller, Jobs and Gates, set beside the pedestrian worlds, of ordinary Americans is that:

~~

The rules that apply to anyone else, somehow just:

Don’t apply to, very rich, boys who are on a mission, from God, to “change the world.”

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
      Thursday, 28th Mai, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

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“It appears, on evidence, to me that: No King Rules His Own Government. Rather, it is the other way about.”

“It appears, on evidence, to me that:
~~
No King Rules His Own Government.”
~~
 
Rather, it is the other way about.
 
 
~~
 
The government of the King controls the King and what power the King has derives of His Royal Government.
 
~~
 
Given that truism, the best a King can do to stamp His Royal Imprint on His Own Royal Government is to pick the right ministers.
 
~~
 
Yet, even in that best instance, much is folly as, more often than not, the King’s Ministers pick themselves.”
 
John Daniel Begg:
~~
“Notes to myself:  Reflections on: Worldly Power.”
 
~~
 
Penned at:
 
~~
The Cathedral Latin School, Washington, The Federal District of Columbia, May, 1966:
 
~~
 

In response to the question put: “Can a King rule His own Country?”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
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      ~~
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      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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​Behind the mask of Absolute ​Monarchy, we find this night​: King Papa Francisco awash in the shifting sands of Royal Court power at the Vatican.

“It appears, on evidence, to me that no King rules His own government.
~~
Rather, it is the other way about.
~~
The government of the King controls the King and what power the King has derives of His Royal Government.
~~
Given that truism, the best a King can do to stamp His Royal Imprint on His Own Royal Government is to pick the right ministers.
~~
Yet, even in that best instance, much is folly as, more often than not, the King’s Ministers pick themselves.”
~~
John Daniel Begg: “Notes to myself:  Reflections on: Worldly Power.”
~~
Penned at:
~~
The Cathedral Latin School, Washington, The Federal District of Columbia, May, 1966:
~~
In response to the question put: “Can a King rule His own Country?​”
King Papa Francisco
~~
Roma
~~
Maggio, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015.
~~
A thoroughly decent and thoroughly vexed Monarch who holds the moral microphone of God on earth.
~~
We look tonight: Behind the mask of Royalty to find:
~~
 King Papa Francisco awash in the shifting sands of Royal Court power at the Vatican.
~~
 
Mother Church, perhaps appropriately so, is the last remaining absolute Monarchy on earth.
~~
 
The Royal Court of The Vatican is replete with nepotism, a vice developed at that Holy City to enable prominent families to pass down power in a lineal and inherited sense, in an environment in which legitimate male heirs are not possible given the constraints of Holy Orders.
~~
 
Given those constraints, specifically those that prohibit marriage, the preservation of Royal Court power is accomplished by the grooming of young male relations and promotion of the practice of, nepotismo, literally the favoring of one’s nephews, culled from available young male relatives of senior men in the Roman government, called The Sacred Curia.
~~
In so doing, power is passed down, generation on generation, inside well connected Royal Court families.
~~
 
At the same time, internecine bureaucracy was likewise invented at The Vatican and compared to the cutthroat intrigue found at Rome, Washington is a place for naive, mannerly and very pleasant children.
~~
 
As any absolute Monarch in history would be happy to tell you, behind the mask of royalty a King wears is a ceaseless ebb and flow of power and influence among members of the Royal Court.
~~
 
To a significant extent, King Papa Francisco is a foreigner in His own Royal Court and this fact alone makes attempting to discern who is up and who is down in the Royal Court more inscrutable, fluid and fast moving than has been the case with any other modern King Pope.
~~
 
Commencing with King Papa John Paul II, King Popes have increasingly become involved with the secular world, an area of Christendom unknown to and assiduously ignored by, prior King Popes.
~~
The notion of a Press Pope or a Media Pope is a very modern and to, our minds here, dubious, contrivance.
~~
Since the King Pope wields such a mighty moral microphone, everybody wants to claim Him for their own which is understandable as He has nearly 1.5 billion followers who listen attentively to what He has to say to us.
~~
This contrivance leads men of various hues to suggest Papa Francisco is a communist and all sorts of other things as well, but it is perhaps best to remember that the Kingdom of Papa Francisco is NOT of this world.
~~
 
There now follows a very well done synopsis of the shifting sands of power and influence at the Vatican in the reign of King Papa Francisco at the present date and time.
~~
To what extent Francis wants His words and beliefs to be the stuff of cocktail chatter in media and other governments, one can only speculate.
~~
That set aside, one can reliably keep an eye to which elements of the Vatican Royal Court are up and which are down at any given time and as those sands of power behind the Mask of Royalty worn by King Papa Francisco shift so often, it is nice for the average man to have access to the sort of analysis that now follows and from which we now commence quoting here directly and will quote until noted quoting ceased:
   

The real Pope Francis and his real enemies

by  on 25 MAGGIO 2015 · LEAVE A COMMENT · in VATICAN

Pope Francis’ opening address to the Italian Bishops Conference’s general assembly showed the spirit of the real Pope Francis. The Pope condensed his views about the Church into two pages of text that he personally wrote. His view is of a non-clerical Church, capable of educating lay people, with priests and bishops who act as shepherds, not managers. He always says the same things, but it is significant that he stated this in front of the Italian Bishops, thought to be a particular target of his. And the way the assembly carried on afterwards perhaps reveals who Pope Francis’ real enemies are. In the end it is but one enemy: ecclesiastical careerism.

To be clear, careerism is not a problem exclusive to Pope Francis’ pontificate. Benedict XVI addressed the issue in one of his first his first ordination of priests as Pope  and returned to it many times. In 2009 he spoke about careerism in the homily for a Mass of consecration of five new bishops, among them the current Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Even John Paul II had to cope with careerist trends, as did Paul VI, and as John Paul I would have done had he lived long enough.

Nevertheless, it is remarkable that careerism from two different groups flourishes right under the gaze of Pope Francis, who from the start claimed he wanted to move the Church beyond it – as his two consistories for the creation of cardinals may show. One group consists in those prelates who had influence prior to the pontificate of Benedict XVI, but who then felt marginalized by him. The second is found in those who are directly linked to Pope Francis’ new course, but who are unable to see that his course has changed somewhat over the past couple of years.

Remarkably, these two groups of careerists are somewhat connected. The Pope who came “from the end of the world” was not particularly confident in the Roman Curia, and was informed about it by some of his closest collaborators – men like Msgr. Fabian Pedacchio, who serves both in the Congregation for Bishops and as the Pope’s private secretary – and from newspapers. He also trusted some of the old curial hands, many of whom, as Vatican diplomats, were marginalized under Benedict XVI because his pontificate was founded on the notions of truth and communion. This is the reason that at the beginning of Francis’ pontificate diplomats had huge influence. The old Curia of John Paul II, led by the powerful Cardinal Angelo Sodano, became influential once again, a fact signaled by the appointment of Beniamino Stella, a former nuncio, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy; the very quick rise of Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, another former nuncio, who was supposed to end his career as Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops, but who suddenly was named General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops; and the old-school diplomat Pietro Parolin, who was picked as Secretary of State.

In the end many of Pope Francis’ electors had also served as diplomats. But beyond these old curial hands was the new world, prelates who under Pope Francis experienced an unexpected rise in their fortunes. Two examples: Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga, marginalized under Pope Benedict XVI following the unfortunate Caritas Internationalis episode, took center stage again; and Cardinal Walter Kasper, who pushed a theological line no longer in vogue, made a successful comeback by promoting his ideas on mercy. Beyond these two examples, there are many who climbed onto the band wagon of the “papal revolution”, trying to prove that the Pope not only endorsed changes promoted by others, but he was responsible for them.  

There were moments when the media papacy and the real papacy seemed to coincide. But it was never really so. In the end, Pope Francis’ real spirit may be summarized in one sentence he loves to repeat: “hacer lío,” make noise. He made noise by establishing a Council of Cardinals and a sort of parallel Curia, and by hiring a series of expensive external consultants. He then made further noise by giving the center stage of the Synod to Cardinal Kasper, who 30 years earlier had made the possibility for the divorced and civilly remarried to receive communion one of his favorite theological themes.

It was commonly thought that if the Pope called Cardinal Kasper to address the Extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals on the family, and then appointed him as papal delegate to the subsequent Synod last October, that he backs Cardinal Kasper’s line. But the real spirit of that invitation can be traced to one of the reflections that the Pope offered to the Italian Bishops – global reflections. Addressing the issue of a lack of collegiality, the Pope said that “what is missing is the habit of verifying the reception of programs and the way that projects are put into effect. For example, conventions and events are organized with the usual voices heard on stage, voices that anaesthetize the community, thereby homogenizing choices, opinions and people, instead of carrying us toward the horizons where the Spirit asks us to reach out.”

These words are probably the proper lense for interpreting some of Pope Francis’ most controversial choices. He wants to go beyond the usual voices – as he calls them – and set up a new round- table discussion. This does not mean the Pope will necessarily change the Church’s doctrine. It means that he wants a different approach, that he wants to foster a discussion. Much of the narrative of this pontificate is based on Pope Francis’ statement, “hacer lío”.

After his address to Italian Bishops, the Pope met them in a closed door question-and-answer session. There are no official statements concerning what was said, but some of the bishops have recounted certain moments. During the meeting, one bishop reportedly told Pope Francis that he really appreciated his language because it was full of new openings, even on controversial issues like communion for the divorced and remarried, but that he found it difficult to explain to people what the Pope was really saying, as well as to priests who are in the trenches and must teach the Church’s doctrine. The Pope responded: “Tell your faithful that the Pope is in trenches as they are.” He then insisted that he is really not willing to change the doctrine, that he just wants to change the approach.

A change in approach, however, must involve the revolution of the heart that Pope Francis often mentions. For this kind of revolution, a certain vision is needed, and this vision is lacking. Adherence to the papal will is often just a way some people speak in order to get some advantage. One of the bishops noticed that in the discussion between the Italian bishops and Pope, “the wish of some bishops to mark a discontinuity [with Tradition] was clear, whereas the Church always seeks continuity; it updates its language, but without ruptures. But when some bishops speak to the Pope, they want to emphasize that everything is different now in order to push their own agenda, probably a holy and legitimate agenda, but always an agenda.”

This language is one of the outcomes of ecclesiastical careerism, Pope Francis’ number one enemy. Everybody praises the Pope, but almost all of them have their own agenda. There was an agenda behind Pope Francis’ election. Then, since Pope Francis adopted a style of government that seemed extemporaneous – mostly based on gestures, rather than on political vision – many sought to push their ideas. The Pope’s initial lack of interest in the Church’s official institutions gave every Vatican dicastery and every residential bishop an opportunity to try to get something.

The latest example is the appointment of Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, as consultant to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. A controversial thinker for his ideas on homosexuality, Fr. Radcliffe was tipped to be appointed the Number 2 official of that Pontifical Council (the post of Secretary is currently vacant) after he drafted the first comprehensive draft of the ecological encyclical. But the ongoing curial reform – the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will predictably be absorbed into a super Congregation called ‘Charity, Justice and Peace.’ – brought any appointment to a halt, including, possibly, that of Fr. Radcliffe. So, Justice and Peace suggested to Pope Francis that he appoint Fr. Radcliffe as a consultant, adding him to the 9 out of 13 new consultants appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012.

The Justice and Peace move is just another of the many noticeable strategic arrangements occurring in the wake of Pope Francis’ growing understanding the importance of curial institutions, albeit one in tension with his initial plan to make the Church less clerical.

The Church’s internal battle now has the precise configuration of two opposing teams. The battle is not about curial officials vs. residential bishops, or center vs. periphery. The struggle is between those who want to defend the institution, its doctrine, its existence, no matter who is Pope, while carrying on with a vision that may be reformed, but not breached; and, on the other side, those who are pursuing personal interests, whose agenda often takes advantage of the rupture signified by Pope Francis’ pontificate. These latter shield themselves with a presumed papal will in order to occupy small spaces of power. In one word, the battle is between “institutionalists” (that is, the Hidden Vatican) and “personalists” (self-promoters)

The fight for the next pontificate has already begun. Until now, the “institutionalists” do not seem to have found their candidate. The gang of personalists, on the other hand, is already divided between two names: Cardinal Luis Antonio Taglerecently elected president of Caritas Internationalis, and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State. The two represent, respectively, the periphery and the center, with different nuances, but probably with the same program.

There is also an outsider, backed by certain media, in the person of Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, Cardinal Sarah still has the courage to speak out loudly about the truth.Speaking May 20 at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute, he clearly highlighted the problems of the ongoing debate, which often touches the discussion over the Synod of Bishops.

“Today – Cardinal Sarah said – there is the impression that people speak as the wind blows. We must follow Christ, His Gospel. We all should follow Christ, as the general atmosphere today is so unsafe, with everyone holding his own opinion.” However, the ongoing discussion is biased because “many times, journalists set the Pope in opposition to the Curia, which is false. But people think that the Curia is opposed to the Pope, and that the Holy Father said he backs access to communion for the divorced, although this is only an interpretation of the Pope’s words.”

It is one of the interpretations that contributed to creating the media papacy. And it is this papacy that Pope Francis must now reject.

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All prose and photographic credits as due and owing and herein noted.

Pope Francis

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

      clip_image002MA9982782-0001
      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
      The American Memorial Day, Monday Morning, 25th Mai, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
      Website: http://johndanielbegg.wordpress.com

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      http://www.facebook.com/john.begg.33

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      http://independent.academia.edu/johnbegg/Papers?s=nav#add

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      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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Behind the mask of Royalty:  Papa Francisco and the shifting sands of power at the Vatican.
 
Mother Church, perhaps appropriately so,  is the last remaining absolute Monarchy on earth.
 
The Royal Court of Vatican is replete with nepotism, a vice developed at that Holy City to enable prominent families to pass down power in a lineal and inherited sense, in an environment in which legitimate male heirs are not possible given the constraints of Holy Orders.
 
Given those constraints, specifically those which prohibit marriage, the preservation of Royal Court power is accomplished by the grooming and promotion of of the practice of, nepotismo, literally the favoring of one’s nephews, culled from available young male relatives of senior men in the Roman government, called The Sacred Curia. In so doing, power is passed down, generation on generation, inside well connected Royal Court families.
 
At the same time,internecine bureaucracy was likewise invented at The Vatican and compared to the cutthroat intrigue found at Rome, Washington is a pace for naive and very pleasant children.
 
As any absolute Monarch in history would be happy to tell you, behind the mask of royalty a King wears is a ceaseless ebb and flow of power and influence among members of the Royal Court.
 
To a significant extent, Papa Francisco is a foreigner in His own Royal Court and this fact alone makes attempting to discern who is up and who is down in the Royal Court more inscrutable and fluid than has been the case with any other modern Pope.
 
Commencing with Papa John Paul II, Popes have increasingly become involved with the secular world, an area of Christendom unknown to and assiduously ignored by, prior Popes.
 
There now follows a very well done good synopsis of the shifting sands of power and influence at the Vatican in the reign of Papa Francisco.
 
To what extent Francis wants His words and beliefs to be the stuff of cocktail chatter in media and other governments, one can only speculate.  But one can reliably keep an eye to which elements of the Vatican Royal Court are up and which are down at any given time and as those sands of power behind the Mask of Royalty worn by Papa Francisco shift so often, it is nice for the average man to have access to the sort of analysis that now follows and from which we now commence quoting and will quote until noted quoting ceased:
   

The real Pope Francis and his real enemies

by  on 25 MAGGIO 2015 · LEAVE A COMMENT · in VATICAN

Pope Francis’ opening address to the Italian Bishops Conference’s general assembly showed the spirit of the real Pope Francis. The Pope condensed his views about the Church into two pages of text that he personally wrote. His view is of a non-clerical Church, capable of educating lay people, with priests and bishops who act as shepherds, not managers. He always says the same things, but it is significant that he stated this in front of the Italian Bishops, thought to be a particular target of his. And the way the assembly carried on afterwards perhaps reveals who Pope Francis’ real enemies are. In the end it is but one enemy: ecclesiastical careerism.

To be clear, careerism is not a problem exclusive to Pope Francis’ pontificate. Benedict XVI addressed the issue in one of his first his first ordination of priests as Pope  and returned to it many times. In 2009 he spoke about careerism in the homily for a Mass of consecration of five new bishops, among them the current Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. Even John Paul II had to cope with careerist trends, as did Paul VI, and as John Paul I would have done had he lived long enough.

Nevertheless, it is remarkable that careerism from two different groups flourishes right under the gaze of Pope Francis, who from the start claimed he wanted to move the Church beyond it – as his two consistories for the creation of cardinals may show. One group consists in those prelates who had influence prior to the pontificate of Benedict XVI, but who then felt marginalized by him. The second is found in those who are directly linked to Pope Francis’ new course, but who are unable to see that his course has changed somewhat over the past couple of years.

Remarkably, these two groups of careerists are somewhat connected. The Pope who came “from the end of the world” was not particularly confident in the Roman Curia, and was informed about it by some of his closest collaborators – men like Msgr. Fabian Pedacchio, who serves both in the Congregation for Bishops and as the Pope’s private secretary – and from newspapers. He also trusted some of the old curial hands, many of whom, as Vatican diplomats, were marginalized under Benedict XVI because his pontificate was founded on the notions of truth and communion. This is the reason that at the beginning of Francis’ pontificate diplomats had huge influence. The old Curia of John Paul II, led by the powerful Cardinal Angelo Sodano, became influential once again, a fact signaled by the appointment of Beniamino Stella, a former nuncio, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy; the very quick rise of Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, another former nuncio, who was supposed to end his career as Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops, but who suddenly was named General Secretary of the Synod of Bishops; and the old-school diplomat Pietro Parolin, who was picked as Secretary of State.

In the end many of Pope Francis’ electors had also served as diplomats. But beyond these old curial hands was the new world, prelates who under Pope Francis experienced an unexpected rise in their fortunes. Two examples: Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguez Maradiaga, marginalized under Pope Benedict XVI following the unfortunate Caritas Internationalis episode, took center stage again; and Cardinal Walter Kasper, who pushed a theological line no longer in vogue, made a successful comeback by promoting his ideas on mercy. Beyond these two examples, there are many who climbed onto the band wagon of the “papal revolution”, trying to prove that the Pope not only endorsed changes promoted by others, but he was responsible for them.  

There were moments when the media papacy and the real papacy seemed to coincide. But it was never really so. In the end, Pope Francis’ real spirit may be summarized in one sentence he loves to repeat: “hacer lío,” make noise. He made noise by establishing a Council of Cardinals and a sort of parallel Curia, and by hiring a series of expensive external consultants. He then made further noise by giving the center stage of the Synod to Cardinal Kasper, who 30 years earlier had made the possibility for the divorced and civilly remarried to receive communion one of his favorite theological themes.

It was commonly thought that if the Pope called Cardinal Kasper to address the Extraordinary Consistory of Cardinals on the family, and then appointed him as papal delegate to the subsequent Synod last October, that he backs Cardinal Kasper’s line. But the real spirit of that invitation can be traced to one of the reflections that the Pope offered to the Italian Bishops – global reflections. Addressing the issue of a lack of collegiality, the Pope said that “what is missing is the habit of verifying the reception of programs and the way that projects are put into effect. For example, conventions and events are organized with the usual voices heard on stage, voices that anaesthetize the community, thereby homogenizing choices, opinions and people, instead of carrying us toward the horizons where the Spirit asks us to reach out.”

These words are probably the proper lense for interpreting some of Pope Francis’ most controversial choices. He wants to go beyond the usual voices – as he calls them – and set up a new round- table discussion. This does not mean the Pope will necessarily change the Church’s doctrine. It means that he wants a different approach, that he wants to foster a discussion. Much of the narrative of this pontificate is based on Pope Francis’ statement, “hacer lío”.

After his address to Italian Bishops, the Pope met them in a closed door question-and-answer session. There are no official statements concerning what was said, but some of the bishops have recounted certain moments. During the meeting, one bishop reportedly told Pope Francis that he really appreciated his language because it was full of new openings, even on controversial issues like communion for the divorced and remarried, but that he found it difficult to explain to people what the Pope was really saying, as well as to priests who are in the trenches and must teach the Church’s doctrine. The Pope responded: “Tell your faithful that the Pope is in trenches as they are.” He then insisted that he is really not willing to change the doctrine, that he just wants to change the approach.

A change in approach, however, must involve the revolution of the heart that Pope Francis often mentions. For this kind of revolution, a certain vision is needed, and this vision is lacking. Adherence to the papal will is often just a way some people speak in order to get some advantage. One of the bishops noticed that in the discussion between the Italian bishops and Pope, “the wish of some bishops to mark a discontinuity [with Tradition] was clear, whereas the Church always seeks continuity; it updates its language, but without ruptures. But when some bishops speak to the Pope, they want to emphasize that everything is different now in order to push their own agenda, probably a holy and legitimate agenda, but always an agenda.”

This language is one of the outcomes of ecclesiastical careerism, Pope Francis’ number one enemy. Everybody praises the Pope, but almost all of them have their own agenda. There was an agenda behind Pope Francis’ election. Then, since Pope Francis adopted a style of government that seemed extemporaneous – mostly based on gestures, rather than on political vision – many sought to push their ideas. The Pope’s initial lack of interest in the Church’s official institutions gave every Vatican dicastery and every residential bishop an opportunity to try to get something.

The latest example is the appointment of Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, OP, as consultant to the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. A controversial thinker for his ideas on homosexuality, Fr. Radcliffe was tipped to be appointed the Number 2 official of that Pontifical Council (the post of Secretary is currently vacant) after he drafted the first comprehensive draft of the ecological encyclical. But the ongoing curial reform – the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will predictably be absorbed into a super Congregation called ‘Charity, Justice and Peace.’ – brought any appointment to a halt, including, possibly, that of Fr. Radcliffe. So, Justice and Peace suggested to Pope Francis that he appoint Fr. Radcliffe as a consultant, adding him to the 9 out of 13 new consultants appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012.

The Justice and Peace move is just another of the many noticeable strategic arrangements occurring in the wake of Pope Francis’ growing understanding the importance of curial institutions, albeit one in tension with his initial plan to make the Church less clerical.

The Church’s internal battle now has the precise configuration of two opposing teams. The battle is not about curial officials vs. residential bishops, or center vs. periphery. The struggle is between those who want to defend the institution, its doctrine, its existence, no matter who is Pope, while carrying on with a vision that may be reformed, but not breached; and, on the other side, those who are pursuing personal interests, whose agenda often takes advantage of the rupture signified by Pope Francis’ pontificate. These latter shield themselves with a presumed papal will in order to occupy small spaces of power. In one word, the battle is between “institutionalists” (that is, the Hidden Vatican) and “personalists” (self-promoters)

The fight for the next pontificate has already begun. Until now, the “institutionalists” do not seem to have found their candidate. The gang of personalists, on the other hand, is already divided between two names: Cardinal Luis Antonio Taglerecently elected president of Caritas Internationalis, and Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State. The two represent, respectively, the periphery and the center, with different nuances, but probably with the same program.

There is also an outsider, backed by certain media, in the person of Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for the Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, Cardinal Sarah still has the courage to speak out loudly about the truth.Speaking May 20 at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute, he clearly highlighted the problems of the ongoing debate, which often touches the discussion over the Synod of Bishops.

“Today – Cardinal Sarah said – there is the impression that people speak as the wind blows. We must follow Christ, His Gospel. We all should follow Christ, as the general atmosphere today is so unsafe, with everyone holding his own opinion.” However, the ongoing discussion is biased because “many times, journalists set the Pope in opposition to the Curia, which is false. But people think that the Curia is opposed to the Pope, and that the Holy Father said he backs access to communion for the divorced, although this is only an interpretation of the Pope’s words.”

It is one of the interpretations that contributed to creating the media papacy. And it is this papacy that Pope Francis must now reject.  

 
 
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America is the emerald of the earth. God’s own gemstone.

On this Memorial Day, let us remember with a happy smile that America is the emerald of the earth.
~~
God’s Own Gemstone.
Ronald Reagan
Thanks, Michael–you are correct, that was the great singularity of Reagan–always a smile–in the darkest hour, a smile–Smiling Irish Eyes.
~~
I note that the communists never smile.—even in their salad days, when they were green in judgment, cold in blood and had all the power, the communists never smiled, they sneered, but never smiled happily.
Reagan always smiled, happily, because he, like us, knew that America is the emerald of the earth and that even after this happy, upbeat, life ends…for the righteous Americans..there awaits us..Heaven Above.
~~
If you believe those things, you will always smile, if you do not believe those things you will have no reason to ever smile and you never will.
~~
God Bless Always, Jack.

~~~~~~~~~~~

~~~~~

 

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
      The American Memorial Day, Monday Morning, 25th Mai, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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America, there was a better time. America, there will be a better time yet again. God watches over us, His exceptional, special people.

America, there was a better time.
~~  
America, there will be a better time yet again.
~~
For we know that:
~~
God watches over us, His exceptional, special people.
An American President and his first Lady on, this, our day of sacred, quiet, prayerful, Remembrance.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

      clip_image002MA9982782-0001
      ~~EX LIBRIS~~
       
      ~~
       
       
       
      THEOS EK MĒCHANĒS
       
       
       
      ~~
      The American Memorial Day, Monday Morning, 25th Mai, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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America 2016: Who’s your monkey now?

Imagen Alta Resolución

Intelligence is an impediment in the politician, not a positive.

~~

One needn’t travel to the Garden to seek out El Greco to have him explain his message, intended allegory and intent in painting his, to all of us, ever inscrutable, mysterious, Fabula, to gain the sort of insight on life necessary to be a politician.

~~

Specifically, we would put to El Greco:

~~

Just…

~~

Who’s your monkey?

In point of fact, one needn’t push the boat too far out into the lake to say that:

~~

The stupider, the more trivial, the monkey man, the more suited he is to politics.

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

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      ~~
      The American Memorial Day, Monday Morning, 25th Mai, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, 2015
      
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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All of life is best viewed as a dusty bus station where we twiddle our thumbs waiting for the next bus out to…paradise. 

Soldiers with their girls at the Indianapolis bus station. Indianapolis, 1943. (By Esther Bubley)

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  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

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      ~~
       
       
       
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      ~~
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

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      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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For the Americans of the middle orders, poverty is terminal social cancer.

Portrait of Leslie Howard (1893-1943) by Reginald G.Eves (British 1876-1941)....English stage and film actor. Among his best-known roles was Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind  and roles in Of Human Bondage  & The Scarlet Pimpernel. He was active in anti-Nazi propaganda and reputedly involved with British or Allied Intelligence. He died in  1943  when the plane he was travelling in was shot down over the Bay of Biscay... always a man of great elegance on and off the screen...
I have noted in my life a strange symmetry between the behaviours of the high and low social orders.
031pygmalion

The high social orders and the low social orders have the same social habits:

of human bondage bette leslie

Too much drinking, sexual licentiousness, excess narcotics uses, sloth, habituation to gaming and a generalized self-indulgence.

Leslie Howard and one of his polo ponies

The high social orders behave in this way because they can do whatever they like.

Leslie Howard (3 April 1893 – 1 June 1943) was an English stage and film actor, director, and producer - best known for his role in Gone With the Wind

Their behaviour has no consequences, as riches alone define the rich, so they act as they wish.

Bette Davis and Leslie Howard as Mildred and Philip, Of Human Bondage (1934) - Walter W Seaton

Likewise, the low social orders behave in a manner identical to the rich because no matter how they behave, they remain poor and have no incentive to live a productive life.

As with the high orders, the behaviour of the low orders has no societal consequence, as poverty alone defines the poor.

Leslie Howard in Never the Twain Shall Meet

There is nothing that can be taken away from the poor man as punishment for his loutish behaviour, as he has nothing to take away.

Wendy Hiller -pygmalion1938

Odd man, left out, in all this is the middle orders.

Leslie Howard and Binnie Barnes in The Lady Is Willing

Only the middle orders hold to what, the Americans call, middle class mores, because they must do so in order to maintain their, now very tenuous, grip on their social position and not fall down the social orders ladder into poverty, the condition most feared by the Americans of the middle orders.

Leslie Howard - Google Search

For the Americans of the middle orders, poverty is terminal social cancer.

Leslie Howard Forever

Incurable and intractable and simply too horrific to contemplate.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

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      ~~
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
      French actor~~Alain Delon
      
      

      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

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      The Queen~~

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Jesus wept for man in the Garden. It is the duty of all men to spend their days in demonstration that Jesus was not Wasting His Tears or His Time.

 

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact, a God who now sadly watches as America becomes a nation busily killing Herself.
  • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       

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LSD and me.

Milton Friedman speaks out against the absurd drug war.  But his right wing, Republican followers ignore his down to earth belief in freedom when it doesn't suit their wallets.

Thanks, Uncle Milty.
~~
We’re all Englishmen here so we’ll dispense with the small talk:
~~
We all know that when you go to the doctor, he’ll find at least one thing wrong with you.
~~
That’s his job.  To find something wrong with everybody who comes into his room.
~~
That’s why he’s the man in the long white coat with his name on it in blue ink.
Mummy’s Daddy, Michael, from Milano, used to always say: “Little Giovanni, never go to the doctor, he will make you sick.
~~
 When you go in his room, you will feel fine, when you come out, you will be very sick.  Never go in the room.”
~~
Grandpere never once went to the doctor and lived to be a spry and gai 98, dying peacefully one night in his sleep.
When I was impossibly young, LSD was still legal and I took gobs of it and when that indulgence was found out I was taken to a psychiatrist who told my parents, in a letter I was never shown, that there are 12 specific and completely distinct things wrong with me mentally.
12.
I was never told and now, as the all elders are dead, I never will learn, what those 12 things wrong with me are.
~~
12.
Can you possibly explain how, under the circumstances described, that information as to my mental incapacities and impediments was, either fair to me, for elders to know and withhold or, at any time, beneficial for anyone to have found out about in the first place?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

  • At Washington, capital city of the terminally self-absorbed, mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion, God immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
      • ~~
      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

      ~~

      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
       clip_image002MA9982782-0001
       

       

      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
      ~

      ~~La crema y nata~~

      ~

      ~~Artista de la conquista

      ~~

       

      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
      ~~
       
      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1957
       
      ~~
       
      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
      ~~
      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
      ~~
       
       
       
      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
      ~~
       
      September, 1966
       
      ~~
       
      The Cathedral Latin School
       
      ~~
       
       
       
       
        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
      ~~
      Κύριε ἐλέησον
      ~~

      Rejoice and Glad!!

      ~~

      Amen~~

       

      CUA_Cardinal_2008

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      ~~
       
       
       
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      ~~
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      “Jean-Marie Le Pen is a friend. He is dangerous for the political set because he’s the only one who’s sincere. He says out loud what many people think deep down, and what the politicians refrain from saying because they are either too demagogic or too chicken. Le Pen, with all his faults and qualities, is probably the only one who thinks about the interests of France before his own.”~~
       
      
      
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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
      THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
      Logo of The Catholic University of America.svg
      Seal of The Catholic University of America
       

      Motto:

      ~~

      Deus Lux Mea Est

      ~~

      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

      ~~

      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

      ~~

      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

      ~~

       

      Acta Est Fabula.

      ~~

      Deus Vult.

      Image

      ~~Our Ubiquitous Presence~~

      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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Politics is horse racing, not Holy Orders.

Politics is horse racing, not Holy Orders.

Into the priesthood: Newly ordained priests stand at St Peter's Basilica today during the mass of ordination presided over by Pope Francis

Were the Americans to reflect on that difference, perhaps their distemper at the antics of the middle class political social strivers would be less incendiary.

~~

 

Gentlemen–cool out, stop acting so crazy–calm down!!!–there are ladies present in our group.

~~

Politics is a horse race–nothing more–politicians are race horses–nothing more.

~~

Learn how to handicap horse races and, maybe, someday, you will come to understand politics–if you must–although, I caution you, it’s pretty dry stuff compared to fun stuff..

~~

Political campaigns always become feverishly hyperbolic at this point in the horse race–in youth, long, long ago, I used to ride these race horses. Horse racing and race riding are a business. To my best knowledge, the rest of you are spectators at the races. Cheer for your horse, loudly and long, but don’t get too emotionally attached.

~~

This is Washington summer–it’s very HOT–one of God’s greatest gifts to His Children is central air conditioning–make regular and ample use of it.

~~

I am happy that all here gathered have ready access, with the mere flip of a switch, to that gift of God in the haze and beastly heat of this Washington summer.

~~

Let’s try to be cool of body and cool of head–not simply in deference to the ladies, but also to keep the gentlemen from stroke, heart attack and seizure brought on by our excessive, overdrawn for effect, exaggeration in our missives concerning tomato–throwing politics.

~~

American politics–is a subject which–frankly–is neither very interesting nor very important.

~~

Interesting, important, things include, first off, well-girls–they are pretty and bouncy and they are legions in their numbers–more so, they are demonstration, prima facie, of the existence of God Jesus.

~~

Consider other things as well–very good champagne, similarly, superlatively fine cognac, sports of various sorts, nice suits from London, great ties from France, shoes from Milano, race horses–the Spa at Saratoga is very soon open right now–staring all the pretty people and far prettier horses!!

~~

On the far coast, Del Mar by the sea, the Saratoga of the west, is likewise in full swing. Consider, vanilla ice cream, bar-bee-ques on the brick courtyard, great novels, Newport for the Regatta, injectable pain killers, spectacular hats from James Lock & Co, Hatters, London, sailing on the seas, vintage Burberry’s umbrellas, Paul Stuart of New York, air conditioning.

~~

Try to relax and take time to enjoy these cool and happy presents sent postage paid from Providence above.

Owner Zayat Stables Ltd.svg

I’ll say, Good morning, ladies. I’ll say, Good morning, gentlemen.

~~

Pax Vobis,

Wise words: Pope Francis (second left) embraces a new priest as he celebrates a mass during an ordination ceremony today

John Daniel

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      • Mortal man holds to fleeting, feeble and fallible opinion.  God holds to immutable fact.
      • ~~
      • It is my assessment that America is dying inside, being eaten away by the horror of the collapse of the middle orders, the attendant societal and religious values and customs of those orders and the ubiquity of war making for dubious purpose.
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      • The rich man ought not be taxed at all~~he ought be compelled to employ and train the poor man~~directly~~personally.

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      The principal need in America today is~~financial and industrial De-Globalization~~to facilitate the promotion of the possibility for the average man to get and keep a good job with good benefits paid by the employer~~as was done not very long ago.~~
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      ~~Bene Nati, Bene Vestiti, Et Mediocriter Docti~~
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      ~~La crema y nata~~

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      ~~Artista de la conquista

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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
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      September, 1957
       
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      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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      My determination to escape school commenced immediately on hearing about this Atom Bomb business and took 16 dicey and arduous years to finally accomplish.~~
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      Non Sibi
       
       
      The escape continues…
       
       
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      September, 1966
       
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      The Cathedral Latin School
       
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        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
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      Κύριε ἐλέησον
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

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      Amen~~

       

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      ~The Original Angry Bird~~The Catholic University of America Screaming Red Cardinal Mascot~~

       

       

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      CONCEPT OF THE CATHOLIC AND ROYAL ARMY OF AMERICA (CRAA)
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      Deus Lux Mea Est

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      Acta Est Fabula

      The escape concludes…

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      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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      1976, Anno Domini Nostri Iesu Christi.

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      Acta Est Fabula.

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      Deus Vult.

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      The Queen~~

      Our Queen now 63 years on~~

      Simply the best President we could ever hope to have~~

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