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Fulton Sheen quotes … the masses, and coat-tails again

I am thinking again of Albert J. Knock’s essay which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1936 under the title “Isaiah’s Job”.

article found at:  http://mises.org/library/isaiahs-job

Again, I quote (since I could not do better) :

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Albert J. Knock

Albert J. Knock

As the word masses is commonly used, (especially today in the early 21st century) it suggests agglomerations of poor and underprivileged people, laboring people, proletarians, and it means nothing like that; it means simply the majority.

The mass man is one who has neither the force of intellect to apprehend the principles issuing in what we know as the humane life, nor the force of character to adhere to those principles steadily and strictly as laws of conduct; and because such people make up the great and overwhelming majority of mankind, they are called collectively the masses.

The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either.”

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And Archbishop Fulton Sheen had some thoughts in a similar vein, seeing the masses and reality with a clarity I find refreshing. It’s not just me. This truly is “the Never ending Story”. Anyway, here are some quotes which are more understandable and more credible in light of Venerable Mary of Agreda’s “The Mystical City Of God” visions

So … quotes by Sheen – taken from various sources, including Facebook, and  http://motheofgod.com/threads/archbishop-fulton-sheen-1895-1979-prophetic-quotes.11156/

Archbishop Fulton Sheen and St. John Paul II, 1979

Archbishop Fulton Sheen and St. John Paul II, 1979

“It is characteristic of any decaying civilization that the great masses of the people are unaware of the tragedy. Humanity in a crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives.

Men do not want to believe their own times are wicket, partly because they have no standard outside of themselves by which to measure their times. If there is no fixed concept of justice, how shall men know it is violated?

Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on, because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen.” Fulton Sheen

Yes, man, created to be full of grace and faith and fallen so far. I found another site which seems to hold Fulton Sheen in as high opinion as do I. There are a collection of quotes in a post from August 2917 …

“I am amazed at how clear a vision Archbishop Sheen had of both his time and of the future. How would the Vatican view him if he were alive today? Here are a few selected quotes from “AZQUOTES.COM” for us to ponder:

Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.Fulton Sheen

And another 24 good ones are here.

Happy Good Sunday Morning.

Cheers

Joe

 

 

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The Never Ending Story …

Kojo No Tsuki” (Rentaro Taki), performed by Yo-Yo Ma, Michio Mamiya, & Patricia Zander, from the album “Japanese Melodies” (1990)

Aizu Castle

Aizu Castle

Why do we suffer? In the movies the hero usually wins in the end, albeit occasionally dying heroically for others, as in the movie “Armageddon”.

But it does seem that in the “real” world, outside of the story teller’s fantasies, it is usually the bad guys who seem to always end up on top.

Why does this seem to be the case? In this world, at least, no good deed goes unpunished. All the ruined castles of our dreams are stark testimony to this sad fact.

I have observed this and wondered about it for decades, once it became apparent that there were good guys and bad guys and good causes and bad causes outside my own narrow personal concerns.

In my teens I left the church of my birth and headed out into the wide world on my own. In my attachment to my own intelligence, my human imagination, my pride, I couldn’t conceive of a God who created the whole universe and everything in it, that still had time for a person called Joe, some lonely grain of sand on the beach of life.

The idea of being loved personally by God was “inconceivable”. I measured everything in human terms, my own yardstick. Now, at 66 years young, I find myself with a completely different point of view. I have seen enough and read enough, and thought enough to understand that although it “seems” that the bad guys always win, in fact this is a never ending story.

After the entire history of the world, the bad guys are still trying their best to overcome “good” in their own narrow interest, no matter how big it appears to be to those of us experiencing it personally in the here and now.

Still trying, never actually winning, no matter how loudly they brag, or threaten, no matter how often they declare victory, no matter how often they declare the case closed, the matter settled, that “all right thinking people” know the truth … they never actually win.

Just witness Child Justin’s recent embarrassments concerning splash-back about “groping” and pedophile friends getting arrested. Paraphrasing Jesus “virtue signalling is its own reward”.

Total victory always eludes the bad guys, and this story, through all of historical time, this entire struggle, is but a split second in eternity … The Angelic creatures, the Heavenly host, exist in God’s eternal now and their choices are instant for eternity and irrevocable.

But we, we mortals are truly blessed, mankind has been gifted by our Divine Father with a lifetime, an existence within time, a time for rousing, a time for choosing, a time for conversion, a time for repentance.

Someone famous and holy once remarked that “our entire life is but a single night in a bad hotel”. Another remarked “What does it matter in the light of eternity, “Quid hoc ad aeternitatem” in Latin.

Our default condition is love of self, this is our “natural state. And uniquely amongst all the created, we are gifted with intelligence, free will and time, time enough for change, for conversion, for repentance.

I am reading a book right now called:

THE MYSTICAL CITY OF GOD,  THE DIVINE HISTORY AND LIFE OF THE VIRGIN MOTHER OF GOD MANIFESTED TO MARY OF AGREDA FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF MEN.

Translation from the Original Authorized Spanish Edition BY FR. GEORGE J. BLATTER under his nom de plume Fiscar Marison COMPLETE EDITION CONTAINING ALL FOUR VOLUMES WITH GENERAL INDEX AS WELL AS SPECIFIC TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR EACH VOLUME ILLUSTRATED

Edited by Paul A. Böer, Sr. VERITATIS SPLENDOR PUBLICATIONS et cognoscetis veritatem et veritas liberabit vos (Jn 8:32) MMXIII

I have a hard copy in 4 volumes and also an eBook on my Kindle. It was heavy going at the start but I have reached chapter 13 in volume 1 now and it is much easier. And it is very much to the point regarding why things are as they are in the world as we know it.

Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (Spanish: María de Jesús), OIC, also known as the Abbess of Ágreda (2 April 1602 – 24 May 1665), was a Franciscan abbess and spiritual writer, known especially for her extensive correspondence with King Philip IV of Spain and reports of her bilocation between Spain and its colonies in New Spain (now New Mexico and Texas). Also known as “The Blue Nun”, she was a noted mystic of her era.

She is an “Incorruptible” and her body is  on display at her Abbey in Agreda. The skeptics of this world have no rational or scientific explanation for the documented fact of multiple cases of “Incorruptibility”. The Communist Party of Russia (a few of the modern “Bad Guys”) tried to replicate it with the body of Lenin using modern embalming and makeup techniques.

Anyway, I would not have given her book a second glance at age 16, I knew everything already back then. But now it sings a True song.  I am going to quote at length from it, and also from St. Paul’s 2nd letter to the Corinthians, because I watched the new movie Paul, Apostle of Christ” a couple of days ago and was much impressed.

So if that sort of stuff is not your cup of tea then just give it a pass. When and if you are ready for it it will sing to you as well … here goes: from volume 1 pp 109 vs 112 thru 113

“Crux Fidelis”, Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, from the album “Lent at Ephesus”, (2014)

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Venerable Mary of Agreda, incorruptable

Venerable Mary of Agreda, In 1909 her casket was opened for the first time after her death in 1665. Her body was found to be completely incorrupt.

” … the eternal Father conferred with the other Persons of the blessed Trinity in regard to this petition. He also partly revealed to the holy angels the decree of this divine consistory, saying, in regard to the sacraments resolved upon: “Lucifer has raised the banner of pride and sin and will persecute with all his malice the whole human race.

With cunning he will pervert many men, availing himself of their own passions for their destruction.

In the blindness of sin and vice men will prevaricate, heedless of danger. But his lying pride, his sins and vices, are infinitely distant from our nature and wishes.

We will therefore bring out the triumph of virtue and sanctity; for this purpose the second Person will assume human nature; He will exalt and teach humility, obedience and all the virtues, and thus will secure the salvation of mortals.

Being true God He will become humble and submissive. He will be the Just Man, the Model and Teacher of all virtues. These alone shall be accredited before our tribunal and shall always triumph over vices.

We will raise up the lowly and humble the proud (Math. 11, 28) ; we will make labors and endurance praiseworthy in our sight; we resolve to help the afflicted and the sorrowful. Let them be corrected by afflictions and thereby advance in our grace and friendship and, according to their capabilities, reach salvation in the practice of virtue.

Blessed will be they that weep (Math. 5, 3), and happy the poor and those that suffer for justice sake and for Christ, their Chief; and the insignificant ones shall be magnified, the meek of heart exalted.

The peaceful shall be loved as our sons. Most dear shall those be to us, who forgive and suffer injuries and love their enemies. We will assign to them copious benedictions of our grace and an immortal glory in heaven.

Our Onlybegotten will put in practice these decrees, and those that follow Him shall be our chosen ones, our cherished ones; they shall be refreshed and rewarded by Us; their good works shall be engendered in our own mind, which is the first cause of all virtue.

We give permission to the bad ones to oppress the good, thus helping them to gain the crown, while for themselves they increase the punishment. Let there be scandals (Math. 18, 7) for the common good; unhappy be those that cause them, and blessed they that are proved by them. The vain and the proud will afflict and despise the humble; the great and the powerful will oppress the lowly and abject ones. They will give benediction instead of curses (I Cor. 4, 12).

While they are pilgrims, they shall be rejected by men, but afterwards they shall be ranked with the angelic spirits, our sons, and they will enjoy the seats and crowns, which the unfortunate and unhappy apostates have lost. The stubborn and the proud shall be condemned to eternal death, where they will recognize their foolish proceedings and their perverseness.

113. “In order that all may have a true model and superabundant grace, if they wish to use it, the Son will descend, capable of suffering and as a Redeemer, and He shall save men (whom Lucifer defrauded of their happy state); and He shall raise them up through his infinite merits.

We have resolved and determined upon the salvation of men, through a Redeemer and Teacher, who shall be able to propitiate and to teach, who shall be born and live poor, shall die despised, condemned by men to a most ignominious and frightful Death; who shall be esteemed a sinner and a criminal, and yet shall satisfy our justice for the guilt of sin.

On account of his foreseen merits We will show mercy and kindness. All will understand, that those who are humble and peaceful, those that practice virtue, that suffer and yet forgive, are the followers of Christ and our sons. Nobody will be capable of entering by his own free will into our kingdom, unless he denies himself, and, taking up his cross, follows his Chief and Master.”

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Venerable Mary of Agreda. The Mystical City of God: Complete Edition Containing all Four Volumes with Illustrations. Veritatis Splendor Publications. volume 1 pp 109 vs 112 thru 113.

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The Mystical City Of God

The Mystical City Of God, by Venerable Mary of Agreda

” … As soon as Lucifer with his followers entered hell, they assembled in general council, which lasted to the morning of Thursday.

During this time Lucifer exerted all his astuteness and diabolical malice in conferring with the demons and concocting plans to offend God so much the more deeply, and to obtain revenge for the chastisement, to which he had been subjected.

They came to the conclusion and resolved that the greatest vengeance and injury against God would be to impede the effects of the love, which they knew God bore toward mankind.

This they hoped to attain by deceiving men, and persuading them, or even, as far as possible, compelling them to neglect the friendship of God, to be ungrateful toward Him, and to rebel against his will.

123. “This we must strive to do,” said Lucifer, “toward this end we must apply all our forces, all our solicitude and knowledge. We will subject the human creatures to our influence and will, in order to destroy them. We will persecute this race of men and will deprive them of the reward promised to them.

We will exert all our vigilance, to prevent them from arriving at the vision of God, which was denied us unjustly. I will gain great triumphs over them; I will destroy them all and subject them to my designs. I will sow new sects and errors, and set up laws contrary to those of the Most High in all things.

I will raise up from among men false prophets and leaders, who will spread these doctrines (Act 20, 30) and I will scatter this seed through them and afterwards I will assign to them a place in these profound torments. I will afflict the poor, oppress the afflicted, and persecute the timid.

I will sow discord, excite wars, and stir up nations against each other. I will raise up proud and haughty men to extend the dominion of sin and after they shall have executed my designs, I will bury them in this eternal fire, and in so much the greater torments, the more faithfully they followed me.

This is my kingdom and this is the reward which I will give to those who follow me.” 124. “I will wage fierce war against the incarnate Word, for although He is God, He is also man, and therefore of a lower nature than mine.

I will exalt my throne and my dignity above his; I will conquer Him and will humble Him by my power and astuteness. The Woman who is to be his Mother shall perish at my hands. What is one Woman against my power and greatness?

And you, ye demons, who were injured together with me, follow me and obey me in the pursuit of this vengeance, as you have followed me in disobedience I Pretend to love men, in order to destroy them; serve them, in order to ruin them and deceive them; help them, in order to pervert them and draw them into these my hellish regions.”

No human tongue can explain the malice and fury of this first council of Lucifer and his hosts against the human race, which although not yet in existence, was to be created. In it were concocted all the vices and sins of the world, thence proceeded lies, sects and errors; all iniquity had its origin in that chaos and in that abominable gathering, and all those that do evil are in the service of the prince of this assembly.”

Venerable Mary of Agreda. The Mystical City of God: Complete Edition Containing all Four Volumes with Illustrations. Veritatis Splendor Publications. Volume 1 pp 117-119 vs 122 thru 124.

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And St. Paul has something similar to say:

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The Light of the Gospel

1Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways.

We refuse to practiceth cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.

3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

5For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Treasure in Jars of Clay

7But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

11For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12So death is at work in us, but life in you. 13Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,

14knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

16So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

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Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 4

I suppose that is pretty much enough inner struggle for now …

So, more cancer stuff to follow, as I make more progress in my new Cancer book.

Cheers

Joe

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Another Coat-tails post …

Found, with amusement, at https://www.davidwarrenonline.com/2018/07/07/justin-the-groper/

David Warren remarks on the stellar performance of our current prime minister and his lip smacking kissers at the CBC. Really folks, its not just my imagination … we truly do live in this wonderful Winter Wonderland where fantasy is always more important than reality and truth is whatever the sparkly vampires over at the Holy CBC say it is, right?

Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, know what I mean, know what I mean, eh?

Cheers

Joe ..

True, Patriot Love …. quick grab a cheek, … or something …

Je me souviens …

 

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More on Diet, Micro-nutrients, and Health – Iodine …

“Àki”, Rodrigo Rodriguez, from the album “Inner Thoughts” (2006)

As I have posted before, it requires some courage and determination to take responsibility for one’s own health and life and not to simply rely upon “expert opinion”.

Turns out that “expert opinion” is the same as any other opinion, and is frequently wrong.

It’s your life … you have to take responsibility for it … the path the world wants you to take is often about what’s good for them and not what’s good for you.

This seems especially true when large amounts of money are involved.

So I have been taking Nascent Iodine now for about two months. Shortly after I started using Iodine I posted about it in a general blog post about Diet and Health. And a couple of things seem to be becoming apparent.

First off I seem to be more alert and seem to be sleeping better, and that is all good but is quite subjective and “anecdotal” as it is difficult to  quantify “more alert” and “sleeping better”.

There is one thing that is more than subjective. For several years now I have taken a mild anti-inflammatory drug, 2mg per night to help me with urination discomfort and frequent urination attributed to prostate inflammation and an inability to relax to urinate.

Since I have started taking my Nascent Iodine supplement my urinary problems have gradually disappeared. I started over 2 months ago with a couple of drops a day and am now up to using 20 drops a day, 10 in the morning and 10 at night.

I have stopped taking the 2mg of drug every evening as of two weeks ago and my symptoms have completely disappeared. Sleeping through the night, not getting up to pee two or three times a night and peeing with no discomfort, relaxed and with a good stream.

I know it sounds kinda uncomfortable and off color, kinda a “too much information”, you know what I mean, but at 66 years of age this is important. I really don’t give a rat’s derriere about what people think any more. I bet there are quite a few old boys out there who have the same problem and this has fixed it for me.

So that’s Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, and now Prostate Inflamation, cured by an appropriate diet and approriate supplements. And now, I have dropped another expensive drug – that’s the last one – all that is left in my, now half empty, daily pill container is mineral and probiotic supplements, and a 1000 mg vitamin C and an 81mg aspirin both of which I have been taking every morning since 1984.

So like I said, I started taking Nascent Iodine,  1 or 2 drop per day to begin with, and have worked my way up to 20 drops a day.  I found further good information at True Hope .  And the True Hope web site is at https://www.truehope.com/.  The information on this site has been a life saver for our family.

And there is the book, of course, by Lynne Farrow. Her book is titled “The Iodine Crisis, What You Don’t Know About Iodine Can Wreck Your Life”. The blurb from “Goodreads is: Thanks to environmental pollutants Iodine deficiency has become a worldwide epidemic.

Everybody knows pollutants cause cancer. What they don’t know is that these pollutants cause a deficiency that can make us sick, fat and stupid.

Iodized salt–supposedly a solution to iodine deficiency– is actually a nutritional scam which provides a false sense of security.  The Iodine Crisis explains how we became so deficient, then shows the time-tested solution to reversing many conditions.

Lynne Farrow reveals how she and thousands of other patient-activists changed their lives by researching and using iodine. Frequently Asked Questions cover everything you need to know about iodine. The proof of iodine’s benefit is demonstrated by the dramatic case studies shared in this book.

Anyway, that’s it for today, Have a happy healthy life and don’t forget to take your Iodine.

Cheers

Joe

 

 

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Happy Independence Day! … More Wisdom …

Inner Thoughts”  Rodrigo Rodriguez, from the album “Inner Thoughts” (2006)

July 4th 1776

July 4th 1776 when the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed, loyal Americans were of one mind, to protect life. Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information war poster 1941–1945

I wrote this on July 4th,  Wednesday, but life intervened and I got busy with business related activities and am only getting back to this now, Friday morning.

My American cousins are celebrating Independence Day today. That happy coincidence that found them Midwestern farmers, south of the 49th when things firmed up border-wise, while my grandfather sold the farm and returned to his Nova Scotian home town and married his childhood sweetheart.

Those decisions, made for immediate personal reasons, flow on across the generations and affect the futures of entire families. Little do we realize how we change the future for generations yet unborn.

The United States Declaration of Independence was drafted by Thomas Jefferson, and then edited by the Committee of Five, which consisted of Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston.

It was then further edited and adopted by the Committee of the Whole of the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.[2][3] The second paragraph of the first article in the Declaration of Independence contains the phrase “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”.

Jefferson’s “original Rough draught” is on exhibit in the Library of Congress.[4] This version was used by Julian Boyd to create a transcript of Jefferson’s draft,[5] which reads:

We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; …

The Committee of Five edited Jefferson’s draft. Their version survived further edits by the whole Congress intact, and reads:[6]

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ——

A number of possible sources or inspirations for Jefferson’s use of the phrase in the Declaration of Independence have been identified, although scholars debate the extent to which any one of them actually influenced Jefferson.

Jefferson declared himself an Epicurean during his lifetime: this is a philosophical doctrine that teaches the pursuit of happiness and proposes autarchy, which translates as self-rule, self-sufficiency or freedom. The greatest disagreement comes between those who suggest the phrase was drawn from John Locke and those who identify some other source

But, are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights … is powerful.  A powerful phrase indeed, rooted in natural law, and once upon a time considered an absolute Truth, before the Progressive Relativists outlawed all Truth and replaced it with fashionable consensus amongst “all right thinking people”.

A thought pops up in my fuzzy head, my “Neanderthal” head. Why are “modern” Protestant Bible translations copyrighted? How can one copyright the inspired word of God? Does this mean that in fact these “versions” are not the Word of God? Rambling thoughts on ownership of God’s Word…

1609 Doway (Douay-Rheims) Old Testament

1609 Doway (Douay-Rheims) Old Testament

Wisdom 7 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA) Seems the primary English translation from the Latin Vulgate, the Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible is not “copyrighted”. So lets look at more Wisdom:

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1 I myself also am a mortal man, like all others, and of the race of him, that was first made of the earth, and in the womb of my mother I was fashioned to be flesh.

2 In the time of ten months I was compacted in blood, of the seed of man, and the pleasure of sleep concurring.

3 And being born I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, that is made alike, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.

4 I was nursed in swaddling clothes, and with great cares.

5 For none of the kings had any other beginning of birth.

6 For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.

7 Wherefore I wished, and understanding was given me: and I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came upon me:

8 And I preferred her before kingdoms and thrones, and esteemed riches nothing in comparison of her.

9 Neither did I compare unto her any precious stone: for all gold in comparison of her, is as a little sand, and silver in respect to her shall be counted as clay.

10 I loved her above health and beauty, and chose to have her instead of light: for her light cannot be put out.

11 Now all good things came to me together with her, and innumerable riches through her hands,

12 And I rejoiced in all these: for this wisdom went before me, and I knew not that she was the mother of them all.

13 Which I have learned without guile, and communicate without envy, and her riches I hide not.

14 For she is an infinite treasure to men! which they that use, become the friends of God, being commended for the gift of discipline.

15 And God hath given to me to speak as I would, and to conceive thoughts worthy of those things that are given me: because he is the guide of wisdom, and the director of the wise:

16 For in his hand are both we, and our words, and all wisdom, and the knowledge and skill of works.

17 For he hath given me the true knowledge of the things that are: to know the disposition of the whole world, and the virtues of the elements,

18 The beginning, and ending, and midst of the times, the alterations of their courses, and the changes of seasons,

19 The revolutions of the year, and the dispositions of the stars,

20 The natures of living creatures, and rage of wild beasts, the force of winds, and reasonings of men, the diversities of plants, and the virtues of roots,

21 And all such things as are hid and not foreseen, I have learned: for wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me.

22 For in her is the spirit of understanding: holy, one, manifold, subtile, eloquent, active, undefiled, sure, sweet, loving that which is good, quick, which nothing hindereth, beneficent,

23 Gentle, kind, steadfast, assured, secure, having all power, overseeing all things, and containing all spirits, intelligible, pure, subtile.

24 For wisdom is more active than all active things: and reacheth everywhere by reason of her purity.

25 For she is a vapour of the power of God, and a certain pure emanation of the glory of the almighty God: and therefore no defiled thing cometh into her.

26 For she is the brightness of eternal light, and the unspotted mirror of God’s majesty, and the image of his goodness.

27 And being but one, she can do all things: and remaining in herself the same, she reneweth all things, and through nations conveyeth herself into holy souls, she maketh the friends of God and prophets.

28 For God loveth none but him that dwelleth with wisdom.

29 For she is more beautiful than the sun, and above all the order of the stars: being compared with the light, she is found before it.

30 For after this cometh night, but no evil can overcome wisdom.

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So it seems that the Founders and Framers were more in tune with Douay-Rheims than our contemporary Progressive Liberals … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights … would the Founders even recognize modern North American society, our culture of death? Why does our society flee from the light and deny all Truth?  Birds of a feather, and by their works …

Cheers

Joe

Land of the Free, and home of the Brave ... hmmmm.

Land of the Free, and home of the Brave … hmmmm.

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The Book of Wisdom …

In the Latin Vulgate Bible the Song of Songs is followed by the Book of Wisdom. The Greek Bible has it after Job, which in turn appears after Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song. It is a book that was written in Greek and therefore does not appear in the Hebrew Bible.

In the tradition of the Latin Church this text is usually entitled “Book of Wisdom” (Liber Sapientiae). In the Greek Churches it has been called “The Wisdom of Solomon” (Sophia Salomonos). Except for a few ecclesiastical writers between the third and fourth century the Latin and Greek Churches have held the book to be inspired.

Luther and other Protestant Reformers of the sixteenth century, followed the Jewish practice and excluded Wisdom from the Canon, relegating it to the Apocrypha.

To dispel any possible doubt, the Council of Trent included in its list of sacred, canonical books (1546); the First Vatican Council (1870) registered its agreement with that list.  (from the introduction to “The Book of Wisdom”, Navarre Bible (March 2004).

So Wisdom does not form part of the Canonical Bible books of the Protestant persuasion, I don’t think any of the many denominations embrace The Book of  Wisdom, but it holds much of interest, such as today’s first reading … Wisdom 1: 13-15 and 2: 23-24

Wisdom 1:13-15 Common English Bible (CEB)

13 God didn’t make death. God takes no delight in the ruin of anything that lives. 14 God created everything so that it might exist. The creative forces at work in the cosmos are life-giving. There is no destructive poison in them. The underworld[a] doesn’t rule on earth. 15 Doing what is right means living forever.

Wisdom 2:23-24 Common English Bible (CEB)

23 God created humans to live forever. He made them as a perfect representation of his own unique identity. 24 Death entered the universe only through the devil’s envy. Those who belong to the devil’s party experience death.[a]

So, in spite of what we may have heard at some funeral service somewhere, Death is definitely not part of God’s plan. But it is very much a part of the devil’s plan and of the plans of those in the devil’s company.

Truly by their fruits shall you know them, and death is the hallmark of their party.

Happy Canada Day

Cheers

Joe

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day, home, home on the range … where seldom is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day.

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The Sins of The Fathers …

The last couple of posts have been rather unpleasant, drawing attention as they do to some realities behind the curtain constructed around the northern Magus and his descendants.  The Sins of the Father or Sins of the Fathers derives from Biblical references (primarily in the books Exodus, Deuteronomy, and Numbers) to the sins (or iniquities) of one generation passing to another. The idea has been conveyed paraphrastically into popular culture.

While there are many references throughout recorded history to evil and misfortune passing down from generation to generation we in our times seem to be enjoying a singularly refreshing view where history has been re-written and now there is nothing but the great goods of “Progress”. All things of this world are plentiful and desirable and worship of self overwhelms all sensibilities.

We are rather like those adventurers of the late great 60’s, those adventurous souls of whom Timothy Leary was a leading light, an American psychologist and writer known for advocating the exploration of the therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs.

Of course, it is an undeniable fact that both the drug high, and the ideological high, always and everywhere wears off, leaving disaster, misery and death in its wake.

Because of our cultural aversion to reality we no longer study history. History mitigates against the corruption of ideology and so cannot be tolerated in the halls of ideological fantasy where our polite society derives its social policies of death.

History is no longer studied nor has it been a popular subject for several generations now. We strive to forget the past, even the recent past, and steadfastly present an ideological fantasy as our reality for consumption and belief by “all right thinking people”.

But one of the best consolidations  of real history, of the corruption of man is found in the Christian Bible. Perhaps that is why the Christian Bible is so unpopular these days, when “all right thinking people” just know that “we are practically perfect in every way”. No need to look anywhere else than in the nearest mirror to find the idol we worship.

I know it is extremely unpopular in our enlightened times but lets just dip into one chapter of the book of Kings for a gloss of how history repeats itself in our current Canadian society: …The surest way to lose an audience these days is to “go Biblical” on them, right? But I really don’t care much about the masses, I am writing for the remnant, so …

2 Kings 21 Manasseh Succeeds Hezekiah  is a nice little story about an historical family, a dynasty if you will, a dynasty whose practices took their people in an unhappy direction.  And Mathew 7: 15-20 … about fruits, and do we see clearly or do we pretend that everything is just A – OK?

A Tree and Its Fruit

 15Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20So then, you will know them by their fruits.

And what of the fruits of our current leadership cadre, our current collection of apparatchiks lead by the brilliant and fearless Justin? What of their fruits … poverty, sickness, misery, murder, all burnt offerings on the alter of their self worship.

They, these lockstep followers of the progressive creed, the worshipers of the idol of self, bring to our society what David Warren calls “that delicious spirit of malice; an overwhelmingly destructive attitude of mind; and deriving from that, a terrible, a purposeful blindness.”

They can no longer see what is right before their eyes. They makes no concession to realities. They are opportunistic political propagandists, for very dark causes. These apparatchiks; fifth columnists; enemies of civilization, enemies of every decent value, of every pure good, poisoning from within and killing the flower of civilization with the agent orange of their progressive, me first, creed.

But still, we have Mathew 5: 43-48

Love your Enemies

43“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

46If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

The Road to Emmaus is everyone’s road –

On the Road to Emmaus

13Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven milesa from Jerusalem. 14They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16but they were kept from recognizing him.

… the troublesome secret is to see that Christ walking right alongside you … “めんどくさい (mendokusai)”

Cheers

Joe

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The Liberals fund a group that spreads hatred and antisemitism


Islamic Rally

Islamic Rally, but probably not in Toronto, the clothes are all wrong … at least I think they are, aren’t they?

Last week, at a rally in downtown Toronto, Sheik Shafiq Hudda of the Islamic Humanitarian Service called for the eradication of Israelis – genocide.

This included saying he wanted to see Israelis in “body bags.”

Again, this wasn’t in the Middle East. It was right here in Canada’s biggest city, Toronto, aka “Toronto the Good” in the parlance of all Canadian Progressives

This is abhorrent and entirely contrary to traditional moral values, even as Canadians embrace the progressive swamp of relativism as the new gold standard.  Yup, good bye old gold, now we have both the Canadian dollar and Canadian morals, both in the toilet.

What’s truly enraging is that the Islamic Humanitarian Service is receiving full funding from the Liberals through the Canada Summer Jobs Program, the same Canada Summer Jobs Program which requires all beneficiaries of the program to sign a declaration supporting Liberal policies on Abortion and Euthanasia.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the Aga Khan on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Does this mean that Muslims now support Abortion and Euthanasia, or is this just another example of  Taqiya or taqiyya  (Arabic: تقیةtaqiyyah, literally “prudence, fear”)[1][2] which is precautionary dissimulation or denial of religious belief and practice in the face of persecution.[3][4][1][5]

Another term for this concept, kitmān (lit. “action of covering, dissimulation”), has a more specific meaning of dissimulation by silence or omission.[6][7]  This practice is emphasized in Shia Islam whereby adherents are permitted to conceal their religion when under threat of persecution or compulsion.[3][8]

However, it is also permitted in Sunni Islam under certain circumstances.[9]    Taqiyya was initially practiced under duress by some of Muhammad’s Companions.[10]

Later, it became particularly important for Shias due to their experience as a persecuted religious minority.[8][11 

So just when can a non-Muslim believe what a Muslim is saying? Well, your guess is as good as mine, I guess, it all depends on the circumstances. 

I do know one thing for certain, I am completely confident that Muslim belief in the One True God is as sure and solid as my own belief in the One True God. 

I am equally certain that that belief is not shared in any way shape or form by any Canadian Progressive under the sun, the same sun which God causes to shine on the just and the unjust

The Islamic Humanitarian Service is receiving full funding from the Liberals through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. This funding was approved by the Liberal’s own Minister and Government House Leader. 

The fact that this organization was approved for funding is immoral and deeply shameful. It is a “RED Flag” showing the true moral values of Canadian Liberals everywhere.

Catholic Humanitarian Services, Caritas, and all other Christian humanitarian services were shut out of funding because of the Abortion Support requirement which Justin insisted be inserted into the program requirements.

It appears that the only organizations the Liberals intend to crack down on are groups who want to feed the homeless, help underprivileged children, and help seniors.

All the while ignoring hate groups advocating for the destruction of the state of Israel and the murder of non-Muslims. This is disturbing and shows the true ramifications of the Liberal changes to the Canada Summer Jobs program and the true ramifications of the corrupt moral values embraced by Liberals.

It was a political stunt – plain and simple. One is left with the contemplation of another oxymoron, the concept of “a Moral Liberal”. It’s enough to make one vomit, and yet, and yet, Christ forgave His torturers and murderers while offering all of them salvation. We always choose Heaven or Hell, God doesn’t punish us by sending us here or there. We choose, every moment of our lives where we go.

Of course Canada’s Conservatives are fully supportive of Israel and Canada’s Jewish Community and denounce these demonstrations of hatred in the strongest of terms.

That is why Canadians voted them out, all those Liberal antisemites drooling over their home made final solution to wipe out all the inconvenient people who disagree with them in any way, or are handicapped, or are ugly, or who make their lives harder.

All Liberals just know it all, learned at their mother’s tit, that “all right thinking people” just know that anyone and everyone who disagree with them are just too stupid to live. A baby in every pot, a condom in every purse, a government cheque in every bank account, for ever and ever, world without end amen. Sigh…

For the good of our country and our fellow Canadians, we need to hold Justin Trudeau to one term only!

It is just mildly unfortunate that the Canadian Conservatives are Left of the US Democrats and only slightly to the right of the Liberals they pretend to hate. A POX on all your houses. Desiring political office should be a blanket dis-qualifier in any “civilized” moral country.

Cheers

Joe

We desperately need heavenly angels coming down right here in Toronto, and Ottawa, and in just about every major city in Canada. Thy will be done, Oh God, Thy will be done.

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Trudeau … like father like son … Oh No! Canadian Politics … sigh

Canadian’s have very short memories. In fact Canadian’s seem to have a very short attention span and no memories at all. It is hard to believe that we voted for a baby Trudeau as opposed to senior Harper simply because “It is time for a change”, but that is exactly what Canadians did.

The Red Flag of Socialism pretending to be a Democracy.

The Red Flag of Socialism pretending to be a Democracy.

And in the short time since that event the change has completely destroyed the dollar, the economy, and what little  was left of the moral compass of Canadians.

We truly do get the government we deserve – statistically, at least, since it is hard to think that those few Canadians still working for a living actually deserve the world which has been dropped on their heads.

At the time of Harper’s last term we Canadians had the healthiest economy, the most robust banking system, a strong dollar and had come through the global recession in better shape economically than any of the G7 or even the G22. Canada was, at the time, rated by various review agencies as one of the most desirable places to live on the planet.

Liberal Party Rally in Ottawa?

Liberal Party Rally in Ottawa?

But, as ever, we can always count on the low information, emotional Liberal Canadian voter to snatch utter defeat from the jaws of certain victory. And of course, we should never forget that here in Canada, even the “Conservatives” are far to the left of the U.S. Democratic party – if that is even imaginable.

Most Canadians didn’t care because they were, by inclination and choice, mostly unaware of what was going on in the world outside the confines of Metropolitan Toronto and Ottawa as covered and spun by the Holy Canadian Broadcasting Company, the strong arm information ministry of the Liberal Party of Canada, the “Natural Ruling Party”. The Soviets had PRAVDA, Canada has the CBC.

Hard to imagine, but for many Canadians, budgeting means making sure you have enough money to go to Timmy’s today, and no one here ever heard of an economy, or if they did they certainly won’t admit it to their acquaintances over coffee where what is important is having a pleasant conversation with friends – facts are for a-holes.

And seriously folks, why would Canadians care what is actually going on anywhere when we are already, in the famous words of Mary Poppins: “Practically Perfect in Every Way”.

David Warren wrote yesterday  a poignant piece harking back to the Vietnam War, which addresses the media reality which I have observed every waking moment of my adult life – over 50 years now – that long, eh? Sometimes rather scary to still be alive to regard the swirling horizon as we are sucked ever further down the drain of eternity and the great darkness of much merited deserts beyond. Here is a short snipit of his article: …

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Birds of a feather … (FILES) This file photo taken in 1970 at an unknown location shows China’s chairman Mao Zedong (L) greeting top Khmer Rouge official Ieng Sary (R), also known as “brother number three”, while Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot (C) looks on. Former Khmer Rouge foreign minister Ieng Sary and his wife Ieng Thirith were arrested 12 November 2007, bringing to four the number of regime leaders now facing Cambodia’s UN-backed genocide court. A French-educated communist, Ieng Sary emerged as the public face of the secretive Khmer Rouge, while his wife became the murderous regime’s social affairs minister. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE AFP PHOTO/FILES (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

(I made an exception for the photographers, who risked their skins in the field. Often they were surprisingly rightwing. This was because they’d had the opportunity to stare Communism in the face, and understood what the Americans were fighting.

Whereas the writers, romanticizing the Viet Cong (and also the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia), strayed seldom from the comforts of Saigon.)

Mr Davies knew all this. He told me several ear-curling stories, without mentioning his own correspondents. There were decent folk among journalists, to be sure, but the whole trade seemed to be falling into the hands of political operators.

This is what made the “Feer” (as it was known) so necessary. It was trying to get some things right; trying to explain why things were the way they were. This made it more informative than, say, Time magazine, or Newsweek — as much “fake news” then as today, though in those days a little more sophisticated.

Not journalism, only journalisme engagé — Mr Davies said this could be the future. Though light by disposition (the author of such amusing “Traveller’s Tales”), for a moment he was dark. He described a spirit of malice; an overwhelmingly destructive attitude of mind; and deriving from that, a terrible, a purposeful blindness.

The engaged journalist can no longer see what is right before his eyes. He makes no concession to realities. He is a political propagandist, for very dark causes. An apparatchik; a fifth columnist; an enemy of civilization, poisoning from within.

This is hyperbole, I thought. (For I was not quite twenty.) It can’t be that bad. Nor is it likely to get any worse.

But it was, and it did.”

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There are a few folks here in Canada, we few, we happy few, who make an effort to stay aware of the world outside our own BBQ pit, the local Tim Horton’s, and the tight circle at our daily coffee breaks. We few who don’t see the reflection of a narcissistic wanker every time we look in the mirror, or the daily worship pool of friendly conversation devoid of facts and reality.

Having said that, I strongly assert that I Love my fellow Canadians … unbelievable! Yes, I do, I Love my fellow Canadians. And a Facebook post I noticed yesterday concurred, “I love and am proud of my country, but not my Prime Minister”.

Prime Minister Trudeau and Chairman Mao

Prime Minister Trudeau and Chairman Mao, birds of a feather

Every squad, every platoon, every Company, every Battalion, every Ship, every Squadron, all are made up mostly of followers, so it ever has been and so it must be. What followers depend on for direction, knowledge, purpose and moral compass is the quality and strength of their leadership, their officers.

And, politically incorrect as it sounds, it is the responsibility of the leadership, these “officers” both military and civilian to lead their followers in the paths of righteousness, serving the good of the many in spite of their own interests, as Star Trek famously noted “The good of the Many outweighs the good of The One”.

And man, with his fallen nature is utterly incapable of determining what that “Good” is, unaided by some Higher Authority. When our betters start to believe that they are actually that higher authority, that they are god, or in military parlance “god actual”, it is a sure sign that the followers are doomed.

Trudeau, Castro and groupie...

Pierre Trudeau, Fidel Castro and groupie… birds of a feather

So how about a little history lesson, one which spans my entire life … not very long in historical terms but infinitely longer than most of the follower’s event horizons.

“Once upon a time … In 1940 a young Pierre, son of a wealthy Quebec gas station owner began his political activism supporting the Quebec wing of the Marxist movement.

Young Pierre Elliot Trudeau was a French-educated communist, very much like Ieng Sary, the “Foreign Minister” of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge at that time.

He later changed his allegiance, joining the Quebec wing of the Communist Party (operated and supported by the Soviet KGB). During this time he led a group of like minded Quebecers to a major international communist conference in Moscow.

When questioned by Peter Worthington (of old CBC fame) about his communist activities, he shrugged, suggested it was nothing, and claimed to have thrown a snowball at the statue of Stalin. Worthington pointed out that “Must have been difficult, as there wasn’t snow in Moscow all the time you were there”.

Mao, Bulganin, Stalin, Ulbricht, Tsedenbal

Mao, Bulganin, Stalin, Ulbricht, Tsedenbal … birds of a feather

Trudeau was blacklisted and denied entry to the U.S. based on his Communist activity. When he joined the CCF/NDP they actually believed he would be their candidate and were taken aback when he joined the Liberal Party, reassuring his left wing supporters “The Liberals are only a means to an end”. (useful idiots, as Stalin called them)

In 1965 he won election as a Liberal in the Town of Mount Royale. He was appointed Justice Minister in Pearson’s government (yes, Justice … from a communist, you may well ask?).

In 1968 he was elected PM and during the entire time he was PM, Canada was never privy to any highly classified western military intelligence.

Stalin's Red Star

Stalin’s Red Star

When he took office in 1968 our national debt was 18 Billion, largely a hold over from the war. 15 1/2 years later, the debt was 200 billion, interest at 25 – 28%, Canadians were losing their homes in record numbers, their businesses going bankrupt. I had family members lose their homes in this economic climate. I remember it well.

Wage and price controls had been enacted and enforced, the energy sector had been nationalized under Petrocan,(rather like Venezuela is now), and our taxes and surcharges were going through the roof.

Of course Canadians believed what their leaders were telling them that they were protected because everything was indexed to the double digit inflation rate and every year everyone got Cost Of Living Allowance added to their new pay rates.

What our national leaders slyly avoided drawing attention to was that the only thing not indexed was the income tax grid, so in the 50’s my father could support a family of five with a car and their own home on a wage less  than 10,000 dollars a year.

Trudeau's Red Maple Leaf

Trudeau’s Red Maple Leaf

By the time we were done with Trudeau the elder, a father needed over fifty thousand dollars a year and many families had to have both parents working by then just to survive. That was the biggest tax hike in Canadian history and no one even remarked on it, just blindly drinking the Koolaide from the CBC.

Trudeau declared on CBC his admiration for both China and Cuba and when asked about the millions who had died in their slave labor camps, like Stalin and Mao he stated, “Collateral damage is to be expected”. !!!

He was a pacifist, kicked out of officer’s training for behavior unbecoming an officer. This is the guy who raised this snowflake drama coach we currently call a PM.

The Truth About Trudeau”, is a great book by author Bob Plamondon. It’s well worth the read.

It is no coincidence, that stark resemblance between the Red Star emblem of Stalin and Mao and the Red Maple Leaf emblem of Pierre Elliot Trudeau. From any distance they are difficult to tell apart and Canadian vessels were often mis-reported as “Soviet” vessels because of the striking similarity in their emblems.

Trust me, I know what's best for you ...

Trust me, I know what’s best for you …

We desperately need amendments to our constitution. One is recall/impeachment… that would address the principle “tell them what they want to hear, once you’re elected you do what you want”, which was Pierre’s philosophy.

Sorry for the lengthy narrative, I just wish people would inform themselves of who they are voting for. We survived the father but it was day to day, he set us back economically at least 1 or 2 decades. Amazes me we have another Trudeau as PM.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT BEFORE YOU VOTE Again

plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” An epigram by Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr in the January 1849 issue of his journal Les Guêpes (“The Wasps”). Literally “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.”

Contrary to popular Canadian opinion and socially acceptable public behaviour codes (political correctness) facts actually do matter, people’s true beliefs can be accurately assessed based on their known social associations, friends and acquaintances. Birds of a feather DO flock together and by their works we can and do know them.

Liberal laws, programs, and social policies have now claimed more lives than Hitler’s “Final Solution” and Pol Pot’s “Killing Fields” put together. Evil is still evil no matter what the hair-doo looks like or the talking heads at CBC might say. Evil is still evil, and we choose every day which side we stand on. This is the reality within which we live.

Not really much to cheer about when you actually think about it, eh?

Joe,

and still, and still, …

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

 

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Cancer … some more information.

From the beginning of the book  “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease …”.

… A key point made by Seyfried (Dr. Thomas Seyfried) is that most of the genomic instability seen in cancer likely arises as a consequence rather than as a cause of the disease. When viewed more as a metabolic disease, many cost effective therapeutic strategies become recognized for cancer management.

I know this first hand from our studies of 3-bromopyruvate (3BP) discovered in my laboratory by Dr. Young Ko, as a potent anticancer agent. This is a low cost drug with powerful and quick antitumor effects against multiple cancers in animal models and in cancer patients.

3BP works primarily by targeting tumor cell energy metabolism, thus depleting the energy-rich compound “ATP” essential for growth. At the effective doses used, it does this without toxicity to normal cells. 

Seyfried’s book provides substantial evidence showing how cancer can be managed using various other drugs and diets that target energy metabolism. In addition, the restriction of glucose and glutamine, which drive cancer energy metabolism, cripples the ability of cancer cells to replicate and disseminate.

Dr. Peter Pedersen

Dr. Peter Pedersen

The gene theory has deceived us into thinking that cancer is more than a single disease.” (from the Forward, by Dr. Peter Pedersen, Professor of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD)

We should note that a blog site “Science” for the magazine of the same name, reported in 2016 the following event:

“A new type of cancer drug developed at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, but not yet tested in clinical trials may have triggered the deaths of three patients who were undergoing an alternative cancer treatment by a non-medical practitioner in Germany. Germany has many such practitioners, and the field is loosely regulated. The public prosecutor in Germany is now investigating whether the case constitutes involuntary manslaughter.

The drug in question, 3-Bromopyruvate (3BP), has been hailed by some researchers as a potential breakthrough, but so far the only human data about its efficacy and safety are anecdotal. Many scientists say the drug should not be administered to patients except in carefully controlled experimental settings. If the link to the three deaths is confirmed, that could cloud 3BP’s commercial prospects.”

Read the rest here.

So one might question who funds “Science” magazine. What kind of advertising do they sell? What kinds of grants do they get and from who? My take on this bad report goes like this:

Two other patients had to be treated for life-threatening conditions, the prosecutor’s office said in a press release today. Police in Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium have urged other patients treated at the center to contact local health authorities; at least 26 have done so. Media reports suggest that cancer patients often sought Ross’s help after they ran out of conventional therapy options, or to avoid aggressive chemotherapy.”

So the patients in question had exhausted all other conventional forms of treatment. Let’s think about this situation for a minute. Unconventional 3BP treatment is linked to the deaths of 3 patients and 2 other life-threatening illnesses, … in terminal cancer patients … hmmm.

But looked at without any bias or interest, conventional chemo therapy and radiation therapy and surgery result in the eventual death of a high 90%s of all cancer patients.

Broad brushed like our MSM and popular “Science” journals like to do might lead one to look at the headline

” Candidate cancer drug suspected after death of three patients at an alternative medicine clinic. “

which inevitably leads uninformed patients towards Fear Uncertainty and Doubt, the three horsemen of the journalistic apocalypse, by which dieing people are threatened about straying off the reservation.

But with a slight adjustment and reporting of actual statistical data the same headline might read:

” Cancer drugs and Radiation Therapy suspected in death of millions of cancer patients at Private and Government Health Care Centers worldwide”

and take patients down a completely different path. That path might include a serious danger of derailing the gravy train for conventional practitioners and organizations.

There are provably more reliable statistics to support the second headline than the first, but what we hear about is the three deaths and not the millions. One is inevitably drawn to the question, yet again, of media bias and motivations.  Who are the paid shills for the establishment in this scenario?

Here is another article on 3BP

Dr Young Ko

Dr Young Ko

And this is how things went for Dr. Ko

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“Cancer cure found by Dr Young Ko at JHU – 3-bromopyruvate 70c per day to treat people

This is what happens to anyone who claims to have had successful research into cancer cures. Dr Ko has been sacked and her research is being “undertaken” by other scientists.

Seven years after her initial discoveries, there are no clinical trials under way, nor are there any (that I could find) that will commence any time soon. Instead, what scientists are trying to do is to make synthetic 3-bromopyruvate analogs that can be patented (and thus much more valuable).

So here we have a detour that will take years of extra research and development in order to maximize profits, while the dirt cheap, off-the-shelf chemical that could be helping people NOW gets tossed aside because it can’t be patented by a pharmaceutical company.

John’s Hopkins destroyed Dr. Ko’s career supposedly for publishing her results on 3-bromopyruvate too soon and with too much hype. Now science is proving her to be right.

Not only that, but by almost single-handedly reviving the dead concept of cancer energetics (killing cancer cells by depriving them of their unique energy needs) Dr. Ko may have made the most important single breakthrough in cancer treatment research in decades.

After destroying her for this, they now have the gall to patent her work (and under different researcher’s names). However she is taking them to court. I cant find any updates however since about 2007.”

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Well, one thing for sure, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease …”. has turned into an interesting and provocative read, and there I thought it would be like reading a 4th year bio-chem textbook. Who knew?  Curiouser and curiouser …

Just thinking about it.

Your mileage may vary …

Cheers

Joe

 

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Cancer as a Metabolic Disease …

In between bouts of accounting, and IT frustration, I am recreating by reading “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease …”.

It is heavy going but understandable, and both discouraging in its recounting of the past 50 years and very encouraging of the fasting Keto lifestyle. I will post snippets here and there when I find stuff clearly relevant to fasting and Keto, but for starters, from the Forward (by Dr. Peter Pedersen, Professor of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD):

Cancer persists as a major disease of mortality and is afflicting more people today than ever before. Few families remain untouched by this insidious and vicious disease. In fact, cancer is predicted to overtake heart disease as the prime cause of death in industrialized societies during this century (21st). … The Nobel laureate, Otto Warburg, was the first to provide evidence during the early part of the last century for the involvement of disturbed respiration with compensatory fermentation (glycolosis) as a common property of cancer, thus perceived to be related to its uncontrolled growth and progression. Few subjects have been as controversial in the cancer field as Otto Warburg and his theory of cancer. … “

and

The cancer field went seriously off course during the mid-1970s when many investigators began considering cancer as primarily a genetic disease rather than a metabolic disease. The metabolic defects in cancer cells were thought to arise as secondary consequences of genomic instability. Seyfried provides substantial evidence documenting the inconsistencies of the gene “only” theory.”

So this is way more enjoyable than following the daily news about Justin’s latest faux pas. I am just an opinion writer, a punter, a speculator, I have no hard evidence of malfeasance or malice. I have not done any actual research myself, I am simply reading about the work of others. But this is not my first rodeo, and a thorough knowledge of secular human nature based on 30 years experience in the Military, Corrections, and Government Health Care, has taught me that, absent genuine concern (aka Charity, or Love Agape) for the well-being of other people, we as humans often go to a dark, self centered place.

My cynical “opinion” (just an opinion piece, folks)  is that the scientific and pharmaceutical community have had the solid evidence about cancer as a metabolic disease right in front of them for a hundred years now and have chosen intentionaly to ignore that evidence and go down the rabbit hole of genetic causes and pharmaceutical solutions. Why?

Could it be that there are orders of magnitude of more rewards and resources to be had in genetic research and pharmaceuticals than in treating metabolic disease with inexpensive and effective dietary solutions? I have witnessed the path of cancer research as being a mighty gift that keeps on giving for my entire adult life, but none of that gift gravy train has accrued to the patients, the actual victims of cancer.

All of the billions in this gravy train disappear into the voracious mouths and pockets of academic researchers, pharmaceutical companies and government health departments. Again, who knows about motives and intentions? No one but God can know that stuff.  I don’t  believe this thought as a provable, “admissible in a courtroom” fact, it just looks like this might be one explanation which accounts for all the observed actions and results. Judgements about intentions and direction are outside our realm of knowledge.

We went to the moon, from zero to landing, in one decade. Where are the miracle cures and happy endings that these 5 decades of work and  billions of dollars should produce? We have been lavishing the lion’s share of our health resources on silos of executive remuneration and cancer research for nearly 50 years now and where are the results that all this effort should have been producing?

None! Nada! No cures or happy endings. Just toxic drugs and cruel surgery, whole libraries of distracting publicity and propaganda, and millions of dieing patients who are bankrupted in the course of their hopeless quest for a cure. Every run for cancer, every yellow daffodil, every Terry Fox clone, every publicity and media event are all about “MORE MONEY” for the “War on Cancer”.

All of these resources just disappear every year now for 50 years with no clear and open accounting and no results. It is all the secrecy and cover-up that provokes the curiosity about Who, What, When, Where, and Why, but you will never see anything about this in the mainstream media even though this is touted as their main job and responsibility, nah they would much rather go after The Donald on social media, than do real journalism. Can one even conceive of our national propaganda ministry, the Holy CBC, ever biting the hands that feed it? Are there bears in the forest? Is the Pope Catholic?  No, no, wait a minute, that’s for another post.

There have been chillingly few victories in this never ending war, a war that we are provably loosing every day. But the big winners in this tawdry melodrama are never the victims, the dieing patients and suffering families.

Think about it …

Cheers

Joe

 

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