“Help Me to Hate White People”

If you’re ever wondering what kind of prayer demons would say, this one would fit the bill:

“Dear God,

Please help me to hate white people, or at least to want to hate them. 

At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively. 

I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop believing that they can be better, that they can stop being racist.”

Amen.  (I added that part.)

As St Andy of Mayberry would say;  “Now, don’t that beat just everything you ever heard?”  I mean —seriously

I imagine that there’s some enterprising white liberal who will come up with a catchy tune for the lyrics.  And then it will no doubt enter forthwith into the august hymnals of the mainstream Protestant denominations.  Probably some Catholic seminaries would require an exegesis on it, as well.  Anyway, why shouldn’t this screed be canonized?  After all, that’s where we are as a nation anyway.

Or perhaps I should say, that’s where officially where we’re at.  The reality is 180 degrees out of sync with that.   

In case you were wondering, the hymnographer who wrote this ode, has –how can I say this charitably?–an appearance that mimics her soul.  Nor does her name (Chanequa Walker-Barnes) have quite the same ring as Kassiane or David the Melodist but, hey, nobody’s perfect.  As far as the spirit which fills her, I’ll leave that up to the Good Lord to decide.  

And so, here we are.  Concepts like “equal justice under the law” and the presumption of innocence are now defunct.  When the mob howls, the jury will cower.   

Finally, the mask is off.  Martin Luther King’s hope for the future that he looked forward to, in which his children would be “judged on the content of their character and not on the color of their skin” is defunct.  Whether he believed in it or not is moot at this point.  I, for one, choose to believe that he meant it.  Unfortunately, nobody else does.   Not anymore.  Especially those on the Left.  They merely used it as another cudgel to destroy Western Civilization.  Pretty much like every other universalist principle they got their mealy little hands on.  

And this is why it will not be realized.  It cannot be realized.  Because like everything else the Left has foisted upon our once-great nation, it’s built on a tissue of lies.  Still, it’s going to do a lot of damage in the interim.  But that’s a problem for the American Establishment to grapple with.  What about the Orthodox Church?  I mean, aren’t the words of this “prayer” heretical?  And not just heretical, but blasphemous?  The words bespeak a permanent caste of people who are beyond salvation after all.    

Think of it, according to Walker-Barnes’ anthropology, God Himself cannot save white people as they’re intrinsically evil.  This should set off alarm bells in Christian denominations the world over. 

It should, but it won’t.  

As an Orthodox Christian, I have to wonder how our episcopate will react?  Based on recent history, I imagine that they’ll get on board the crazy train, mimicking whatever shibboleth du jour the Left screams is just.  Am I being harsh?  You be the judge:  they were ready to condemn Charlottesville within days of that protest but for some reason, they have been strangely mute over the real hatred and the real violence that has emanated from the Left for almost a year now.

I would expect them to rise as one and condemn these words.  I would expect them to, but I won’t be holding my breath.

Do you need another example?  OK, how about this:   when the primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, marched with BLM protesters last June, did he do so because he thought it would look good or because he actually believed in its precepts?  

I for one, hope that as an immigrant, he was completely ignorant of the ignominious tradition of the American race-hustle.  We Americans know how this game is played.  It’s been refined to a fine art by men like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.  The standing joke in corporate America has been whenever one of these two jokers show up at your office, you immediately pull out the company checkbook and say “how much?” and hope they don’t show up again for a long time.

Perhaps he can ask Steven Pagones, a Greek-American district attorney who was slandered by Sharpton some thirty years ago.  He could also ask the good reverend why he called the founders of Western Civilization “nothing but a bunch of Greek homos” for that matter. 

If on the other hand, the Archbishop believed that his appearance at that march was congruent with American principles of equal justice under the law, then he was horribly misadvised.  And if he actually believed in their nonsense, then we’ve got more serious problems.  BLM is an avowedly Marxist organization, one which is unashamed of this evil ideology.  You can read it for yourself on their official web page if you don’t believe me.

Thanks to some dissident news sites, we now know that BLM is nothing but a racket.  One of its founders has spent millions on three very nice houses, none of which are in predominantly black neighborhoods. 

If that ain’t a gift, nothing is.

As for this “prayer”?  As I wrote above, consistency would demand that the Assembly of Canonical Bishops in America condemn it.  I for one won’t be holding my breath, however.    

Still, it’d be nice.  



  1. Unfortunately, if one were to change white for black in this “prayer” it would apply to more than a few white folks in this country, feelings that predate BLM, Sharpton and Jackson and for whom MLK was nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing. All of which is not to say that what you have written doesn’t have validity.

    • I’m going to come out and say that there’s probably a higher percentage of blacks (and other minorities) that actually hate whites in the way that this witch does, than whites who hate black (and other minorities). Their hatred for us is acceptable, you see, so they don’t feel bad about it and try to overcome it.

      • Austin Martin says

        Yes exactly! No one hates white girls like black women.

        No matter how much of an ally you are, no matter how much you “listen to voices of color” and apologize in the comments section of this blog, Blacks (and other groups) will always hate you. The malice they hold is a truth too heavy to bear. Most people cannot accept that such a blind hatred can exist. They hate you for the sake of feeling hatred.

        Recall in the second Lord of the Rings movie, as the army of orcs is sieging Helms Deep, Theoden the king says, “So much death. What can man do against such reckless hate?” I’ve been thinking about that quote a lot lately.

        Aragorn responds, “We can ride out to meet them.”

      • And here I am as a Greek who thinks everything they have was stolen from me from the alphabet to the table fork (Byzantine invention). Can I still claim royalties?

        • Brendan says

          “…here I am as a Greek who thinks everything
          they have was stolen from me”.

          Here is an English version of this complaint: 😉

          Hamish McPherson: YOU have no doubt seen the tea towel with that doggerel on it, “Wha’s Like Us – Damn Few And They’re A’ Deid” by Tom Anderson Cairns.

          It takes the mickey out of the English but not in a racist way. If anything it’s all about Scottish superiority with a bit of humour.

          My problem is that it is plain wrong in places and quite out of date as it certainly doesn’t go far enough in proclaiming Scottish genius.

          Strictly tongue-in-cheek, as promised, here’s my attempt at rewriting the tea towel… The average Englishman, in the home he calls his castle, slips into his national costume, a waterproofed raincoat, invented by chemist Charles Macintosh from Glasgow, Scotland.

          En route to his office he strides along the English roads on a surface invented by John Loudon McAdam of Ayr, Scotland.

          He drives a car fitted with pneumatic tyres invented by John Boyd Dunlop of [D]reghorn, Scotland, though Robert William Thomson of Stonehaven described such tyres 40 years earlier. In his car he checks the speedometer, invented by Sir Keith Elphinstone of Edinburgh, Scotland.

          Of course, this being England our friend drives on the left, something pioneered in Scotland.

          He then listens to the radio, a product using electromagnetic waves first discovered by James Clerk Maxwell of Edinburgh, Scotland, and which also form the basis of television, mobile phones and satellite communications – and Maxwell influenced Albert Einstein into the bargain, as well as developing the process for colour photography.

          At the railway station our friend boards a train, the forerunner of which was a steam engine, developed by James Watt of Greenock, Scotland. The train passes over a wrought iron bridge, first developed by Sir William Fairbairn of Kelso, Scotland, who also devised a system for stress-testing metals.

          He then pours himself a cuppa from a thermos flask, invented by Sir James Dewar, a Scotsman from Kincardine-on-Forth, who also co-invented the explosive cordite.

          At the office he receives the mail bearing adhesive stamps first suggested by James Chalmers of Dundee, Scotland. His work involves calculations that use decimal points, first popularised by John Napier of Merchiston, Edinburgh, who also devised logarithms.

          During the day he uses the telephone first patented by Alexander Graham Bell, born in Edinburgh, Scotland, who also devised the photophone – we know it for its later successor, fibre-optics – as well as a metal detector, hydrofoils and early aircraft. He uses the phone to report a crime to his head office in the USA, and the signal travels along the submarine cable developed by Robert Stirling Newall of Dundee, Scotland.

          He is then assisted by the world’s most famous detective agency which bears the name of its founder, Allan Pinkerton of the Gorbals in Glasgow. A Pinkerton detective arrives to examine fingerprints, first suggested for crime forensics by Henry Faulds of Beith, Ayrshire.

          He leaves the office when the clock reaches 17.00 in Universal Standard Time, an invention of Sir Sandford Fleming of Kirkcaldy, Scotland, who also first proposed time zones.

          At home in the evening our Englishman’s daughter pedals her bicycle invented by Kirkpatrick Macmillan, blacksmith of Dumfries, Scotland. His daughter then plays with her kaleidoscope, invented by Sir David Brewster, born in Jedburgh, Scotland, before a session on her computer playing Grand Theft Auto, a video game developed by Scottish company Rockstar North, though she is just as happy reading her favourite book, Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson of Edinburgh.

          LOOKING for something to eat, he checks the refrigerator, first invented by William Cullen of Hamilton, Lanarkshire. He eventually has some toasted bread made in a toaster, invented by Alan McMasters of Edinburgh, Scotland. To accompany the toast he has some marmalade, the first commercial brand of which (and still the best) is made by the Kiellers of Dundee. He ends up drinking tea with a digestive biscuit invented by Sir Alexander Grant of Forres, Scotland, while working for Robert McVitie in Edinburgh. Our English friend then watches the news on his television, an invention first demonstrated by John Logie Baird of Helensburgh, Scotland. He watches the BBC, whose founding father was Lord John Reith of Stonehaven, Scotland. The news is followed by an item about the U.S. Navy, whose father was John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Scotland. Then he watches a Sky at Night documentary about Proxima Centauri, our nearest star discovered in 1915 by Robert Innes of Edinburgh, and the Higgs Boson, a theory developed at Peter Higgs at Edinburgh University whose Roslin Institute created Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.

          On his day off, the Englishman takes his family for an outing on a passenger steamboat, the first of which was Henry Bell’s Comet which sailed on the River Clyde where the world’s most famous liners, the Queens, and so many other ships were constructed. The boat has a screw propeller, invented by Robert Wilson of Dunbar, Scotland, and is guided by radar of which Sir Robert Watson-Watt of Brechin was the lead developer.

          While out on the boat he notices some geological formations, geology being one of the many sciences founded or developed by Scots, in this case James Hutton of Edinburgh, who was an acquaintance of Kirkcaldy-born Adam Smith, founder of the science of political economy, and Adam Ferguson of Logierait in Perthshire, the father of modern sociology.

          To pay for the outing he goes to a cash machine and inserts his PIN, both developments by Scotland’s John Shepherd-Barron and James Goodfellow.

          The following day he goes for a round of golf, the rules of which were first written in Scotland where St Andrews is still the Home of Golf. He buys a Bovril from the clubhouse, a drink invented by John Lawson Johnston of Roslin, Midlothian.

          Going home he switches on his heater fuelled by paraffin oil, developed by James “Paraffin” Young, born in Glasgow, Scotland. He uses a friction match, an English invention greatly improved into the Lucifer match by Sir Isaac Holden from Hurlet, Scotland, who also invented a wool combing machine and was a Liberal MP.

          For dinner he has a curry, a chicken tikka masala, invented in Glasgow. He washes it down with gin, which Scotland is now the major distiller of. He could add lime cordial, patented by Lauchlan Rose of Leith, Scotland, or tonic water, a drink containing quinine that was invented by George Cleghorn originally to combat malaria, a disease which Scottish doctor Ronald Ross proved to come from mosquitoes, a discovery that led to the saving of millions of lives.

          HE turns to the sport channels and watches curling, a sport devised in Scotland, and takes in some track and field sports including the shot put and hammer throw, both derived from Highland Games. Lastly he watches rugby sevens, a sport invented by Ned Haig, a butcher from Melrose, Scotland.

          He then has a quick tinkle on the ivories on a grand piano, first co-built by John Broadwood of Cockburnspath in East Lothian, who also patented the pianoforte foot pedal. Lastly he visits the smallest room in the house where he uses a flush toilet with an S-bend, invented by Alexander Cumming of Edinburgh, whose invention actually saved lives as well as preventing smells – Cumming’s ingenious S-bend stopped sewer gases from entering houses. He also designed a barometer-clock for King George III and was a founder of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

          If he wants to find out what many of these famous Scots looked like, our English friend could visit the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the first institution of its kind in the world.

          He could relax by reading a book, perhaps by the world’s pioneering historical novelist Sir Walter Scott, of read about the world’s most famous detective Sherlock Holmes created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle of Edinburgh, Scotland, or watch a movie about the world’s most famous spy, the Scotsman James Bond.

          He has by now been reminded too much of Scotland and in desperation he picks up the Bible only to find that the first man mentioned in the good book is a Scot, King James VI and I who authorised its translation.

          Even the most famous of all Englishmen, John Bull, was created by a Scot, Dr John Arbuthnot.

          Nowhere can an Englishman turn to escape the ingenuity of the Scots. To see if there’s anything they didn’t invent, he looks up Encyclopaedia Britannica, first published in Edinburgh by Scottish publishers and writers in 1768.

          He could take to drink, but the Scots, and not Carlsberg, make the best in the world. Even if he switches to Irish whiskey, the best is Jameson’s, named after John Jameson, the Scotsman who developed Bow Street Distillery in Dublin. Waking up, he might have a hangover with his head thumping like a steam hammer, an invention of James Nasmyth of Edinburgh, who also invented machine tools that are still in use today. He could take a rifle and end it all but the breech-loading rifle was invented by Captain Patrick Ferguson of Pitfours, Scotland. He could use a Lee-Enfield instead, but it takes its name from James Paris Lee of Hawick, Scotland.

          If he escapes death, he might then find himself on an operating table injected with penicillin, which was discovered by Alexander Fleming of Darvel, Scotland. The injection comes from a hypodermic needle and syringe, invented by Alexander Wood of Cupar, Fife.

          The doctors might use ultrasound, first used in Glasgow by Professor Ian Donald, to help locate the bullet. If he ends up in a coma he will be diagnosed on the Glasgow Coma scale first devised in Scotland’s largest city. He will also need an electrocardiogram (ECG) first used on a human by Alexander Muirhead of East Saltoun, Scotland.

          He tries hypnotherapy because he doesn’t want to be unconscious, the father of hypnotism in medicine being James Braid of Portmoak, Kinross-shire. Eventually he goes under anaesthetic, which was developed by Sir James Young Simpson of Bathgate, Scotland.

          Out of the anaesthetic, he would find no comfort in learning he was as safe as the Bank of England, founded by William Paterson of Dumfries, Scotland. He might be pleased, however, to have help with his health in the shape of beta blockers, developed by Nobel Prize winner Sir James Black of Uddingston, Lanarkshire, who also developed cimetidine (Tagamet).

          Tom Anderson Cairns ends his account with the following line: “Perhaps his only remaining hope would be to get a transfusion of guid Scottish blood which would entitle him to ask ‘Wha’s Like Us’” and many tea towels I have seen have Scotlands’ motto in Latin underneath – Nemo Me Impune Lacessit, which is often translated as “Wha daur meddlie wi’ me”. ‘

          Tom Anderson Cairns was a friend of mine.
          I remember long boozy afternoons in the pub,
          some five decades ago, while he ran the original text by me…

    • > for whom MLK was nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

      Blacks were objectively far, far better off before MLK, Civil Rights, and the Democrats “helping them.”

      “Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.” (Matthew 7:17-18)

      Blacks have been encouraged to, and rewarded for, violence against themselves, whites, everyone, since at least MLK. You get what you pay for, which has been for America, systemic racism against whites and other non-blacks, and black dysfunction.

  2. Ilya Zhitomirskiy says

    If ROCOR hears about this nonsense, and believes that it could affect the faithful, they will act. Archbishop Kyrill sent a letter of protest to Gavin Newsom about church singing, and he backed down. Archbishop Peter and the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America made a statement of protest about homosexual “marriage”, and also made statements about COVID encouraging people to go to church while obeying the laws. If ROCOR condemned Matthew Heimbach and his actions, I won’t be surprised if they condemn this racist pseudo-prayer as well.

    • Why would ROCOR, or any of our bishops, condemn this? Wasn’t this something from an obscure poetry book?

      I do think that our bishops need to be a bit more affirmative, but responding to this would just be a waste of energy. Heretics say heresies every day and some get published. Big deal. Our bishops can’t spend all their time responding to this kind of nonsense unless it was a prominent Orthodox Christian.

      Plus, it was the Antiochians who condemned Heimbach, since he was a member of one of their parishes, not ROCOR. I don’t think that ROCOR had any involvement in that situation, which could have been handled better. Heimbach was an idiot (and is now a Marxist or something) but I don’t recall him saying or writing anything explicitly heretical or worthy of excommunication. He was probably more Orthodox than many of the ecumenist bishops out there and he certainly didn’t hand out awards to abortionists like the GOARCH.

      • Austin Martin says

        To my understanding, the ROCOR priest told Heimbach that he couldn’t do his activism anymore but otherwise accepted him, which seems like a fair approach to me. The media went after them anyway, and I think Heimbach then left the Church to continue his activism. My understanding is that he has since joined a schismatic sect, but I haven’t heard of any Heimbach sightings in a while. (I’m from that part of Tennessee.)

        It was the baby boomer Antiochian priest in Indiana who excommunicated him a month after receiving him into the Church. This was done purely because of media pressure. It was cowardly and disgusting. He’s the son of a more famous priest, so it seems like a Franklin Graham / Andy Stanley situation, where the son is a professional good person lacking any of the vision his father had. It’s gross.

        Furthermore, the only reason Heimbach is a name is because he was useful to the SPLC and their ilk. It was a mutually parasitic relationship. I’ve met Heimbach, and I assure you that he is nothing special. Nor is he ideologically consistent. I’m not aware of anyone who was ever a Heimbach fan beyond his friends. Heimbach exists to give the SPLC a goblin in the woods to worry about so that they can increase their fundraising.

        Admittedly he is a very good writer. I say that objectively, because we really disliked each other when we met. But he’s a paper tiger. There’s nothing radical or shocking about him, and his activism had no traction. He’s just a child desperate for attention.

        All of you Heimbach haters, probably none of you can quote me something he has ever said. You just know of him as the Nazi Orthodox Christian. You’ve believed the lies of the SPLC. You can’t even define what it means to be a Nazi, but you know that Heimbach is an existential threat to the integrity of the Orthodox Church.

      • It doesn’t have anything to do with ROCOR for sure, but the book wasn’t obscure- it’s a very popular anthology edited by a best-selling evangelical authoress and featuring many other best-sellers. It’s on the shelf at Target and supermarkets, not in college libraries.

        • Point still stands. Our bishops didn’t respond to The Shack, so there’s no need to respond to this.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Ilya, if memory serves, I believe it was Arb Peter of Chicago who last year condemned all this BLM/antifa rioting as evil and reminiscent of Bolshevism.

      My very real concern however, is will the other ACOB bishops step up to the plate and condemn this utter blasphemy?

  3. “And by the fruits ye shall know them”

    Did she not get the lesson of the Publican and Pharasee? Seems she plagarized the Pharasee and went on a diatribe on why she is justified before God to hate White people.

    Lord have mercy on us all!

    Source: https://twitter.com/RyanTMcAllister/status/1379056359015071748?s=20

  4. I believe demons have far more greater intentions than doing something as banal like just throwing hate at whites.

  5. 600 jewish groups support BLM along with George Soros.The banking, media, hollywood, pornography govt are all owned and controlled by jews who are trying to start a race war.

    • Here comes Savva with all the red pills. Your missing comma between pornography and govt must have been providential, as we should all know that sexual liberation is political control.

      • Brendan says

        Close reading is always good, Basil… 🙂

        • And a close reading of E. Michael Jones is always better. Highly recommended.

          Really, he explains our ‘pornography govt’ very well.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Savva, that’s extremely simplistic. While many secular Jewish groups are indeed instigators of much of cultural Marxism (think Frankfurt School), the American elite who are pushing all this nonsense are by and large, leftover Protestants of Yankee stock. With a huge admixture of Catholic intellectuals. And of course the GOA hierarchy has completely bought into this nonsense.

      I think of it as an elitist thing.

      • cynthia curran says

        The Democrats think the Latinos are on their side so they support open borders. Well, a black teachers stopped by a Mexican gap called him a murder and a Mexican racist. That he will never be white. Latinos seem to be more interested in law and enforcement than blacks or white leftist. This divide could lead to Latinos shifting to Republicans over the years because of crime.

  6. Austin Martin says

    Oh but you skipped the best part. The writer is a female seminary professor. Yes, that’s a thing, and I think it’s at a relatively “conservative” Southern seminary.

    You guys remember a few weeks back when I said that all Black theology is satanic and world-focused? Half of you threw stones, and a few were meekly all like “Well he kind of has a point.”

    There’s a reason why St Paul said women shouldn’t teach of hold the authority of a man.

    Personally I somewhat agree with her in reverse. I wish the Black community well, but their problems do not concern me. They will never change, and I will not waste emotional energy every time another dindu nuffin is killed while resisting arrest. I don’t hate them. But their problems are just that — THEIR problems.

    As the theology professor herself said, I have quit believing that Black America can ever be assimilated into civilized society. They are what they are, and I feel no guilt about their choices. The South was right.

  7. I found this to be a thoughtful, additional look into the piece:

    • If we are working for a color blind society where people are evaluated “on the content of their character” rather than skin color, then it is not blacks who should be praying thus but rather whites.

      “Lord, help me to ignore the sound of heathen blacks raging against us. Help me to know the true history of race relations in this country in light of Christian norms throughout the ages. Help me to dismiss the self-righteous, victim posturing of blacks ungrateful for the miraculous benefits bestowed on them by this country. And help me to love the white race as well as the male gender in the face of irrational, ideologically inspired hatred, recognizing that white American males are perhaps the greatest gift of God to mankind behind the Gift of His Blessed Son. Amen.”

      • Gail Sheppard says

        Yes, you are hearing a lot of things wrong.

        • George Michalopulos says

          Saunca, if I may: just who exactly captured, bought and sold slaves to the transatlantic slavers?

          Hint: It wasn’t white men, or women, or East Asians.

          • Careful, George. You don’t want to find yourself on the no-fly list.

            • George Michalopulos says

              LOL. As it is, there’s no way those of us who are unvaccinated will ever be able to visit most countries anyway.

          • notarascist@aol.com says

            George, if may: just who abused, tormented and exploited the slaves that were kidnapped and brought to these shores?

            Hint: It was white men.

            • George Michalopulos says

              Are you absolutely sure about that? I think you would be surprised at how “diverse” the slave trade and slave-holding was. As for the flogging of some slaves, were you aware that at that very same time American soldiers and sailors were subjected to flogging? (Hint: they were overwhelmingly white.)

              As for emancipation of these slaves you speak of, who effected that? (Please see my response to Saunca above.)

              • The Arabs enslaved more Africans than we did. Not to mention slavery has existed in probably every major civilization since the dawn of civilization.

                Most of our founding fathers wanted to abolish slavery from the get go. The problem was 2 of the 13 colonies weren’t on board and they couldn’t afford to alienate those 2 colonies while going into a war with the might of England.

                And no the Africans were NOT the only slaves in America. Brendan can back me up. The Jacobites, who had lost against the Hanoverians in 1746, who had the misfortunes of being captured, were largely either executed or shipped off to t West Indies as slaves.

                • Indeed. And a hundred years before that,
                  Cromwell shipped a lot of Irish off the the Windies as slaves.

                • Anyway, the first chattel slave owner in Virginia
                  was Anthony Johnson, a Black Angolan. who persuaded a court that his indentured servant John Casor should really be his property.
                  “This was the first instance of a judicial determination in the Thirteen Colonies holding that a person who had committed no crime could be held in servitude for life.”

                  Looks like Whitey just followed the example Johnson had set.

            • If my memory serves me correctly, wasn’t an African the first slave owner in this country?

              • George Michalopulos says

                Yes, see Brendan’s comment above. His name was Anthony Johnson.

            • Michael Bauman says

              George. Notarascist and Saunca: So what? We can keep fighting historical wars or be Christian: Repent, forgive and sin no more. My Grandmother and her sister worked for the eugenics department of the US government 100 years ago. Since I learned of that and saw the shame it induced in my mother, I refuse to blame the historical “who-did-what-to-whom game and refuse the path of justice.

              I try instead to do the deeds of mercy, just as my mother and other teachers down through the years have shown me. That has tended to soften my own heart and allow me to address such situations in a more productive manor.
              Racial shame is toxic black/white/red or brown.

          • George Michalopulos says

            Saunca, are you seriously buying into the whole “evil white male” business? Especially in regards to slavery? If memory serves, it was several thousand white males who ended chattel slavery in these United States.

            Or am I wrong?

            • Michael Bauman says

              George, despite the outcome of the war and propaganda pieces like the Battle Hymn of the Republic, the CW was not about slavery. It was about Nullification and Federal power vs State sovereignty. It began in ernest as a bare-knuckle cage match between two white slave owning southerners: Jackson and Calhoun. 1832.
              Same basic animosities existed 30 years later.

              The issue is still with us.

              • George Michalopulos says

                I know that Michael. As a proud Greco-Southroner, I know what the War of Northern Agression was about, and it wasn’t about slavery. It was about those things you mentioned.

                However, it’s aftermath did effect the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments, all of which did end chattel slavery.

                In any event, whenever I debate with liberals I like to use their own propaganda against them.

                • Michael Bauman says

                  George but your technique only serves to continue thr delusion. Those amendments were crafted by the Radical Republicans to complete the destruction of the South and with the same aggression. Not unlike the reparations of WWI, this aggression only served to foster more hatred and war

                  Among other things the amendments enshrined the principle that the Feds really decide who owns what. They did not change anyone’s attitude. Ones “former condition of servitude” still matters to many even here on this blog. The hate, animosity and fear have grown if anything. The evil is still enshrined in our hearts. Charles Sumner tended to believe anyone from the South was less than human.

                  Forgive me, a sinner, for Christ is Risen and death has been despoiled.

        • https://seattle.politics.narkive.com/fpKYXye1/a-brief-for-whitey

          Pat gave us a rundown back when BHO was president. It was scathing and there’s only more where this came from. If we really want to have a frank and open conversation about race in America, blacks should be prepared to suffer a staggering humiliation provided that whites are informed and willing to speak up.

          • Gail Sheppard says

            I think black people were highjacked by BLM who are, quite frankly, paid mercenaries. 13% of a population cannot expect the remainder to capitulate to all their demands, especially if they make the decision to harm people and burn down neighborhoods. Frank discussions are needed all the way around.

            • Willingly hijacked.

              The damage to the black community was really the polarizing ideological hatred and victimhood fed to them by the Democrats for a couple of generations. This was done to keep them on the plantation since they are not naturally attracted by progressive social morality (feminism, LGBT, etc) – just black rights and welfare.

              Liberal whites ruined them.

              Victimhood is empowering in a twisted sort of way. It entitles you. Hence the imaginary systematic racism and the fictitious epidemic of police on black violence. It feeds the liberal black victim narrative at a time when MAGA has changed the game so much that the only way Dems can win is to cheat.

              A small change in black voting patterns could put the Dems out of business nationally. That’s why they lie on a variety of issues as if it were free.

              • George Michalopulos says

                Truth be told, President Trump doubled his share of the black vote (from 8% to 15%). This includes the black woman vote (4% to 8%). He also increased his share of the white woman vote from 52% to 54%. Hence the fact that he actually won reelection.

                Bush 43 and Trump each won election with 8% of the black vote. Bush won reelection in 2004 with 11% of the black vote (a +3% increase). His black vote share in Ohio was 16%, thereby tipping that state (and thus the election) to him in 2004.

                But you’re right on the money: a slight shift of blacks, Jews and Hispanics to the Red column and the Dem Party is extinct.

                • Nate Trost says

                  Trump’s modest increase in the Black vote share isn’t really determinative. If you run the numbers and are feeling generous, you’re talking something on the order of a 0.5 million vote gain in the context of 159 million votes. All these ‘Because X was Y Trump really won the election’ canards don’t hold up to basic scrutiny.

                  Biden broke 34% of the Voting Eligible Population. Biden is the first presidential candidate to beat ‘did not vote’ in the Voting Eligible Population since 1964. Worth remembering that if the MI and PA GOP hadn’t blocked counting mail-ins early, Biden could have been declared winner in the wee hours of Election Night. It really wasn’t that close.

                  • Gail Sheppard says

                    Of course, Biden could have been declared the winner in the wee hours of election night. . . Shoot, he could have even been declared the winner before. Oh wait, he was! (We just didn’t know it yet.)

                  • George Michalopulos says

                    Nate, a doubling of vote share is not “modest” by any stretch of the imagination.

                    I’m sure you would not view a 100% increase in your income to be “modest”.

                  • Nate Trost says

                    You could argue that doubling your food intake from one potato chip a day to two isn’t a modest increase, but you’re still going to starve to death.

                    Here is a rough visual exercise:
                    1) Take a pie.
                    2) Cut a slice that is 1/8th of the pie. Remove the rest of the pie. That’s the Black vote share.
                    3) From the slice you just cut, cut a second slice that is 1/16th of the slice. That’s Trump’s share of the Black vote in 2016.
                    4) Do a third slice the same size as the second, that’s doubling the share in 2020.

                  • George Michalopulos says

                    Nate, . . . Read again what I said about the black vote in Ohio in 2004: it went to 16%, thus helping Bush 43 carry that state, and thus the election.

                    (I forgot to mention that Bush also increased his share of the black vote in 2004 overall by +3% –from 8% in 2000.)

                    in 1980, Reagan got 40% of the Jewish vote (GOP normally gets ~20%). He carried New York State.

                    So yeah, incremental changes matter. And no, I’m sure you’re not paid in potato chips.

                  • George Michalopulos says

                    Nate, while I concentrated on the black share of Trump’s vote only (in this particular comment), I also have commented in the past on his increase in the Hispanic vote, the observant Jewish vote, and the white women vote. All those taken, together with the black vote, were most definitely “determinative”.

        • Gail Sheppard says

          Well, I think it would be helpful if unhappy commenters found more comfortable places to post where they don’t feel the need to correct what everyone is saying because they want things to be different. But we don’t always get what we want. 😉

          George advised me not to answer; to let other people respond but then I realize I moderate this site so closely other people wouldn’t be able to respond this way so it will be the last time I respond this way, too!

          My point is this: if you believe there are generally 3 phases to a clinical trial, look it up before you declare it as fact. Don’t say thousands of people participated in a study when there were only 170 whose outcomes mattered (Pfizer). If a comment doesn’t fit a particular scenario (i.e. when I didn’t call you out with respect to Misha), don’t drag me into a debate about it. I was speaking generally. When one says there are a lot of things you’re not hearing, it’s not about a particular comment.

          My comment was in the wrong place which happens when two or more people are editing at the same time.

          I like you, Saunca. I have tried to be helpful to you in the past and will try to be helpful going forward. However, when it comes to something important, like the vaccine, I don’t want anything but the truth on this site. I don’t want even the appearance of anything else if it’s misleading.

      • Given that Misha is on record on this site favoring some “unpopular” positions such as wife spanking, I’d be a little surprised anyone can assume they know what he means here without asking him. Also, I’m ok with not knowing what he means. Blessings

        Editors, thanks for your site and hospitality. Just a comment as a regular reader, this

        • Gail Sheppard says

          I certainly don’t support “wife spanking,” but I think it’s a mistake to assume NONE of Misha’s ideas are worth exploring. I would encourage you to make the effort.

          The hospitality we extend to our readers includes the right to express their opinions. 90%+ of the time I think Misha’s are good ones. Inspired, really.

          • Thank you, Gail.

          • George Michalopulos says

            Not being one to disagree with my better half, I find myself agreeing with La Galina once again.

            I too, don’t agree with “wife-spanking” but Gail hit the nail right on the head regarding Misha’s commentary: 90% of the time, it’s brilliant and yes, inspired.

            • On “Wife Spanking”:

              Once upon a time, by law, men had the right to corporal punishment over anyone in their household – wives the same as children. The arrangement was called the “patriarchy”. The authority is implicit in the verses regarding the man ruling over the woman and women being obedient and submissive to their husbands.

              Yet this does not give the husband any more leave than he would have regarding his children. Thus serious abuse is precluded and some other method must be found. Nonetheless, for example, in Russia today, minor incidences of domestic violence have been effectively decriminalized.

              One can point to abuses of this privilege, yet none of the cases usually mentioned would go unpunished even under the current standard. Some magical connection is asserted between the current decriminalization and any severe instances which occur during the present legal regime.

              The fact is that there is a hierarchy in the family and it is not just of the parents over the children but of the husband over everyone else and absent the prospect of physical correction, the hierarchy will not be respected. However, in our current legal system here in the US, the “prospect” specter is dissolved by the certainty of legal recourse and societal condemnation. Thus there is no real hierarchy in marriage and, therefore, no real marriage – Christian marriage being innately hierarchical.

              What we have are civil unions, blessed by the Church as marriages but subsequently immersed in a legal culture which immediately dissolves the marriage bond in favor of a secular partnership. This has predictable effects on the fertility rate, the rate of divorce and domestic instability, including cycles of poverty and anti-social violence.

              Only by returning to the patriarchy will fertility rates rise and divorce rates plummet. The partnership model is cultural suicide, however one viscerally feels about “wife spanking”. Bear in mind, it is only the specter that must be present. If the man asserts his authority, raises his voice and the woman backs down in apprehension of potential physical correction, then the patriarchal hierarchy is still preserved without any violence whatsoever.

              • Michael Bauman says

                Misha, I find the most profitable way to correct my wife and guide her is to take her into my arms, hold her tight and caress her. Then she can begin to hear what I am saying. But I already have a wife who acknowledges my headship in Christ even though she has a long history of violence against her by men in authority beginning with her father.

                BTW, she was raised a cowgirl and is an excellent shot. She was, at one time, the female black powder rifle champion in Kansas. She beat the scores of many male competitors who then commented she was shooting with an illegal rifle rest because of her anatomy.

                I met her through an on-line dating app and what I liked most about her profile was her description of shooting a rabid skunk off her porch.

                She has long known Jesus Christ but only came to the Church by her active and loving submission to my headship. That love makes me even more responsible to Jesus and also makes me a better man. She requires it of me at times I do not want to head anything.

                Christian headship is real and required but only in mercy, not law. The proper exercise of my headship and her submission brings life and healing. It is an integral part of being one flesh and working out our salvation.

                Glory to God.

                • That is sweet Michael, and if all marriages were unicorn romances, you might have a point. But relationships are tested by turmoil. Absent some reinforcing construction, ephemeral voluntary submission is only a fair weather friend. The will changes over time. That is why we have such a high divorce rate even within the Church. This was not the case 120 years ago within a system designed with accountability.

                  • Gail Sheppard says

                    Sometimes when two people disagree, one can usually settle it by looking at what each person brings to the table by way of experience.

                    Michael has been married a long time.

                    Many on this site have had as much experience with marriage as Michael and have wholeheartedly agreed with him because that’s been their experience, as well.

                    A lot of people are leaning on the side of Michael. Unicorns, in the form of marriage, do exist.

                    Just saying. . .

                  • I broached the subject because several others brought up my comments from years past and were attempting to cast them in a negative light.

                    I have no dog in the fight, however. From what I have witnessed culturally, the objective data seem to point to either a revival of the patriarchy or the slow death of Western society. I’m not married and I don’t care which sentiment prevails. Never hold hands with a jumper.

                    I am happy that the East is rejecting feminism in favor of domestic stability and fertility. If the West does not, then it will not be the first society that deserves its place in the ash bin of history.

                    • Gail Sheppard says

                      Misha: “I broached the subject because several others brought up my comments from years past and were attempting to cast them in a negative light.”

                      I call these “drive bys” and they almost always put others on the defensive.

                      We’re not going to do that anymore.

                      No more drive-bys.

                  • Michael Bauman says

                    Misha, submission that is not voluntary is not real. Last I checked, Jesus does not come around to slap us up against the side of the head with a tire iron. That being said, both Merry and I went through trials and tribulations before we met and, briefly, after we met. When I met her, I knew I wanted to marry her. I had to talk her into it (her first act of submission to my headship). Still there are stressful times that test our faith and commitment. It would be a lie to say otherwise.

                    We do fit very well. She is an extraordinary and beautiful woman, not a unicorn. A unicorn perhaps in the fact that for some reason she actually loves me. That is a gift of God, not a unicorn.

                    Marriage is difficult especially in a culture that does not value marriage. Even the Church tends to make it difficult from time to time but that is the world, the flesh and the devil. The difficulties are mostly due to one thing: selfishness. Repent before God in humility every day and love blooms.

                    I find that the spirit of mercy and truth and service is a better expression of Christian hierarchy than the law.

                    When she decided to marry me she told me it was on one condition: that I would be head of the home in Christ.

                    I refuse to believe that either she or I am that unique.

                  • Christ is Risen!

                    I will no longer argue these types of things. Had I made the observation over 60 years ago in the Church, it would have drawn only agreement without qualification. We live in wicked times and the wages of sin are manifest in Western domestic life. The evidence of what it has wrought is overwhelming and anecdotal examples from the marriages of this or that commenter who reject traditional norms and whose marriages have survived are completely irrelevant. A broken clock is right twice a day.

                    So have the mighty fallen.

                    But I think it probably indicates that immediate reform is impossible, just as the degradation took several generations, so will the rehabilitation. The older generations will have to die off in the process.

                    Yet God has pretty much indicated he will not bless feminist societies with demographic sustainability. We are quite fortunate in the United States. Our population growth has been sustained by the influx of Latin Christians from south of the border. Their culture is more patriarchal and thus they are more fertile. White and black populations are dwindling, around 1.75 fertility rate.

                    Europe is in for a far harsher fate. They are dwindling and the only replacements are Muslims, obviously much more patriarchal and prolific. They risk losing it all.

                    Regardless, God wins. He has no patience with the modern view.

                    But the dogs will return to their vomit for some time to come. This or that “successful” marriage based on dubious premises is not evidence in the face of solid numbers to the contrary that, in the aggregate, the model fails miserably. I have a cousin whose marriage is completely equal and also childless by design. They are quite cosmopolitan minded (living in NY city) and happy, in their mid to late sixties I’d guess. Yet that is no endorsement of their chosen paradigm. May God continue to bless you in your defiance of tradition and nature – for He maketh the sun to shine and the rain to fall on the just and unjust alike.

  8. Michael Bauman says

    Mike, there are a lot stories of demons working to constantly irritate people with small things that distract us and tempt us to curse others and even God Himself. https://www.orthodoxphotos.com/readings/threshold/prayer2.shtml
    is a good prayer for protection along with the intercessions of St. Marina, Great Marytr and demon slayer.

  9. George Michalopulos says

    So this is what happens when you put out evil propaganda: innocent people get killed just doing their job.


    Now will the Orthodox episcopate do something?

    • Based on his name, the murdered officer is Greek and, therefore, probably a brother in the faith. Memory eternal!

    • Michael Bauman says

      George, of course nothing will be said. She was, after all, masked so she obviously cates about life.

    • Great question. Wonder if the fearless GOA episcopal leader Abp E will publicly decry this murder of officer Anastasios Taskos, married father of a three-year-old son and six-year-old daughter.

      Or will Abp E March yet again with BLM, honoring the murderess Ms Beauvais, because she had such a tough life as a black woman and just needed to murder someone to release some of her deep emotional pain?

      And they wonder why GOA faithful numbers are plummeting faster than the ECUSA is crashing….

      Our media gaslights us, as do many of our episcopate. As I walk with Christ these last few days of His Passion, I pray that our church leaders will say what needs to be said and do what needs to be done. No more gaslighting.

      Our country is no longer a bastion of freedom. It’s high time we understand this and quit living in that delusion. As our Orthodox brother Rod Dreher (who’s in Hungary for the spring/summer) writes in his blog today,

      “… someone could stand on Andrassy [in central Budapest] holding a sign saying, ‘Viktor Orban, Go To Hell,’ and nothing would happen to them. What do you think would happen to someone standing on the corner of Fifth and 45th in Manhattan, holding up a sign saying, ‘Black Lives Matter Sucks,’ or ‘Homosexuality Is A Sin’? Yet Hungary is the illiberal horror show, we are told [by our gaslighting media]…”

      • George Michalopulos says

        Truly, there is more actual freedom in the former communist countries than in America.

  10. Michael Bauman says

    It is not thoughtful, Tom. It is just more babble. The author of the piece you reference starts off by affirming the poet is a Christian. She is not. The poet has allowed the demonic ideology of our time to flood her soul and drive out any semblance of the Christian faith. But, according to your author, calling the poet out on her lack of Christianity is just adding to “the hate”.


    Lord, if you know her, lead her to repentance.

  11. St. Patrick’s breastplate comes to mind. There are similar variations to this one. They all essentially say the same thing.

    Saint Patrick’s “Breastplate” Prayer
    ___ “…and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”
    -Ephesians 6:14

    Lorica of Saint Patrick
    Author: Saint Patrick

    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through a belief in the Threeness,
    Through confession of the Oneness
    Of the Creator of creation.
    I arise today
    Through the strength of Christ’s birth and His baptism,
    Through the strength of His crucifixion and His burial,
    Through the strength of His resurrection and His ascension,
    Through the strength of His descent for the judgment of doom.
    I arise today
    Through the strength of the love of cherubim,
    In obedience of angels,
    In service of archangels,
    In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
    In the prayers of patriarchs,
    In preachings of the apostles,
    In faiths of confessors,
    In innocence of virgins,
    In deeds of righteous men.
    I arise today
    Through the strength of heaven;
    Light of the sun,
    Splendor of fire,
    Speed of lightning,
    Swiftness of the wind,
    Depth of the sea,
    Stability of the earth,
    Firmness of the rock.
    I arise today
    Through God’s strength to pilot me;
    God’s might to uphold me,
    God’s wisdom to guide me,
    God’s eye to look before me,
    God’s ear to hear me,
    God’s word to speak for me,
    God’s hand to guard me,
    God’s way to lie before me,
    God’s shield to protect me,
    God’s hosts to save me
    From snares of the devil,
    From temptations of vices,
    From every one who desires me ill,
    Afar and anear,
    Alone or in a multitude.

    I summon today all these powers between me and evil,
    Against every cruel merciless power that opposes my body and soul,
    Against incantations of false prophets,
    Against black laws of pagandom,
    Against false laws of heretics,
    Against craft of idolatry,
    Against spells of women and smiths and wizards,
    Against every knowledge that corrupts man’s body and soul.
    Christ shield me today
    Against poison, against burning,
    Against drowning, against wounding,
    So that reward may come to me in abundance.
    Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
    Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
    Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
    Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
    Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
    Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me,
    Christ in the eye that sees me,
    Christ in the ear that hears me.
    I arise today
    Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
    Through a belief in the Threeness,
    Through a confession of the Oneness
    Of the Creator of creation
    St. Patrick (ca. 377)

  12. Jane Tzilvelis says

    Glad we know now that “the idiot” who hates white people made her thoughts “public.” Here is a thought from Paul Craig Roberts:


    • Michael Bauman says

      Jane but Mr. Roberts is just a deranged, old, white guy. His opinion does not matter. Oh, shoot. That means Biden’s opinion should not matter either. Hmmmmm

      • Jane Tzilvelis says

        You brought up Biden? You might want to say a prayer for your children. He wants to spend another $1.8 trillion. He just spent $4 trillion. Hmm… that means $6 trillion in 100 days while we are distracted by his “systemic racism gig.” It would take 32,000 years to pay off one trillion if we count count $1 dollar per second.

        Not interested in the black crybaby crap. They have turned off a large portion of the American citizenry with their violence, big mouths, and hatred of the police.

        I do wish they would grow up soon.

  13. Anonymous II says

    Your average older Brit probably says, “We could be speaking German.”

    As he strolls through Londinstan not having heard the English language for several blocks.

    His son probably being groomed by homosexuals and transexuals via public education and free, state-sponsored pornography. His daughter racks up crushing debt at the university, loses her faith in God and family, and is encouraged to get a mastectomy and pump chemicals to further mutilate her body.

    His feminist ex-wife aborted his child without his consent left him when a globalist company ditched him for economical Indian slaves.

    His family parish, where he grew up, is now a mosque or center for refugees or has a huge rainbow flag on it. He now has to ask permission to leave home from his government – after ‘quarantining’ for weeks and weeks as his parent’s small business is forced closed by the government and bankrupted, then looted by Marxist black nationalists, and then firebombed by German communists also known as Antifa.

    Not to mention an experimental ‘vaccine’ that changes your DNA, is killing countless people with unforeseen(?) side effects, all due to a ‘pandemic’ that has a survival rate of 99.96%. He’s not allowed to show his face to anyone because a ’mask’ is preferable to government fines and the general inability to travel or buy.

    Christianity and traditional Brits are mocked incessantly in the news and on television. The new religion is progress. If he speaks out against any of this, questions any of it, he risks losing everything – under Hate Speech Laws his family faces expulsion from school and work, censorship, possible jail time.

    Somehow, this ‘white,’ straight, conservative Christian who saved the world from apparently the worst evil on the planet finds himself the enemy of this post World War 2 environment. It is almost as if the very people this Christian conservative saved, who are behind all of the above ‘progress,’ now want to conquer you. It’s more like contempt and hatred. Funny way to repay the people who saved you.

    It’s as if the people ’saved’ are not as innocent and well intentioned as they proclaim…perhaps they were the agitators and aggressors. But I suppose hundreds of years of history and recounts of their nation destroying can be ignored, because, well, if you point this out, that your country and church and their families are in absolute smoking ruins, you’re speaking with ‘privilege.’ You must be an anti-semite.

    After all, you could be speaking German.

  14. The optics of AB marching in Brooklyn will forever haunt them…they can atone… the question begs –when will they free themselves from this evil?

  15. Wishing a blessed Holy Week to all my Orthodox brothers and sisters who hope in our loving Lord and His Glorious Resurrection. Glory to God!

  16. Book of Revelation, Chapter 20 verse 3.

    • Michael Bauman says

      Ron, an Orthodox priest of my acquaintance recently said this: “The judgement of God revealing things to be what they truly are is the only purpose of judgement–there is no punishment that can establish “justice”. Only healing can ever make justice possible. Justice is wholeness and there is no wholeness created by smashing and violence. But wholeness cannot occur except in the truth. Things must be revealed for what they are before they can be revealed for what they should be.”

      • “The judgement of God revealing things to be what they truly are is the only purpose of judgement–there is no punishment that can establish ‘justice’. Only healing can ever make justice possible. Justice is wholeness and there is no wholeness created by smashing and violence.”

        I’ll paraphrase an Antiochian priest from memory here. You have to be careful with this type of speaking, because try explaining to a dying 1st century Jew, with a sword run through him, during the destruction of the 2nd Temple, that what he just experienced upon himself and his people wasn’t punishment and wrath. Likewise with the Lake of Fire, to those who get “thrown in” there, that’s how they’re going to experience the event and the rest of eternity. It would be a distinction without a difference to tell them that God is Love, and God is everywhere, and you’re just experiencing God’s Love without having being prepared for it. You get caught on the wrong side of God’s justice, in temporal history and/or in eternity, it is going to be feel like wrath.

  17. Χριστός ἀνέστη

  18. “Never confuse the person formed in the image of God, with the evil that is in him; because evil is but a chance misfortune, an illness, a devilish reverie. But the very essence of the person is the image of God, and this remains in him despite every disfigurement.”

    + St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ

    This woman should be an object of our prayers and not our scorn. Where arguments may have seemed to fail Jesus love can still win the day and He is not done with her, or us, at any given moment along our path.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Very much agree with you Fr. I don’t hate her, I pity her.

      What bothers me is not such ogres, despisers, malefactors, and such but the fact that society has given them such sanction. And worse, that our ecclesiarchs purposefully look the other way rather than condemn their deviltry.

    • Thank you.

  19. Michael,

    Yes, precisely, exactly, 100% — “submission that is not voluntary is not real.”

    Christ wants us to want Him, not for His people to be forced against our will into His presence.

    Same thing with fasting – it’s a voluntary submission to God, an offering to God, out of love for Him.

    It puts it in perspective to remember that God’s love is the same for everyone and is unchanging (contrary to Calvin’s gross misrepresentations and distortions of Christ – how dead wrong Calvin was about so many things, yet “Calvinist Christianity” is more or less accepted without argument as “basic Christianity” in America and much of the West.).

    God loves he who fasts and he who doesn’t fast the same, but he who fasts is often closer to God and ostensibly feels that love more. Same thing with the prostitute and the monastic – God loves each of them exactly the same amount, yet the monastic lives in God’s love and is bathed in that joy all the time, while the prostitute is in a hell of his/her own making while (consciously or unconsciously) rejecting God.

    How many parents have tried to “force” their children to Christ…. it never works. The best way to transmit the faith to our children is never by force but by ensuring that Christ shines in our own lives, by living the sacramental life of the Church to the fullest ourselves, by shining Christ’s radiant joy to our children.

    Christ is risen to all!

    George and Gail, can you please change your lead article ASAP so we don’t have to see the “priestess of the demonic prayer” all the time during Bright Week? Thank you!!

  20. George,

    You know, the more and more I think about this, the more I’m inclined to label Progressive Liberals as Nazi-like Fascists. With Critical Race Theory, the shoe is beginning to fit exceedingly well.

    I tend to hesitate when labelling our Left as communists for the simple reason that after Obamacare, they do not seem particularly interested in nationalizing business. Instead, they coopt business into their syndicate. One State, One System, in which business is a loyal participant. That is the pattern of woke corporations doing the bidding of the Democratic Party – even censoring an opposition president from world wide digital platforms.

    The Antifa/BLM is simply the equivalent of the Nazi Brown Shirts or Mussolini’s Black Shirts. Street thugs enforcing conformity and terrorizing the general public.

    The icing on the cake is the racism. Critical Race Theory is reminiscent of full blown Nazism. Instead of scapegoating the Jews, the subhumans are white males in general, unless they are “woke” themselves. That is actually the weak link or Achilles heel of the whole project: Nazism led by Jews, so to speak. But if the self hatred fits . . .

    Much of the evil in the world is the result of self hatred, which of course is one negative reaction to the consequences of the Fall. There is no simple correspondence, of course. Progressivism also looks quite a lot like Chinese Communism. Same toleration for compliant business, same taste for censorship, same totalitarian outlook. And after all, the CCP seems to be waging war on the Uighurs, not to mention believing in Chinese Supremacy.

    But if the real difference is the insistence of the party on state ownership of the means of production, then what we are looking at in both societies seems to more resemble Nazi-style fascism. I won’t opine on whether the Nazis were actually fascists to simplify matters. Mussolini certainly was, indeed he coined the term. However, it wasn’t til later that he signed on to Hitler’s racism. What we are seeing now is the Nazi-Fascist Intersection.

    Bear in mind, Hitler’s racism, though he probably sincerely hated the Jews, was primarily a matter of uniting the Germans against a common enemy – as was his anti-communism. Progressives don’t need to actually believe in the intrinsic evil of the white male to use the concept for political purposes.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Brilliant as usual, Misha!

      I had an “A Ha!” moment when you mentioned the Achilles’ heel of CRT: the intrinsic evilness of white people. Unless the BLMers can get the majority of white people to accidentally “discover” through DNA tests that they are really aboriginals (like Sen Elizabeth Warren) or People of Color (like the late J Edgar Hoover) and thus grant themselves a completely new and fabricated racial identity, then CRT and the entire BLM/Woke/Antifa project will fail.

    • Apparently the most sought after women in Nazi Germany was an Arian Grandmother.

  21. It hit me. It’s a fusion.

    The Antifa/BLM/DNC/MSM monolith is a hybrid of Communism and Fascism. It combines some the most noxious elements of each while downplaying the means of production facet which is their economic Achilles heel. They get a partnership between big govt and big tech, seething racism, class conflict, revolutionary violence, censorship, totalitarianism . . . all the worst/best things inherent in Communism and Nazi Fascism.

    ComFas. Not an either/or but instead a both/and.

    That appears to be the nature of the beast.