Manchester: Why Were Some Victims Children?

Out of the 59 victims hospitalized by the recent ISIS attack, 12 were children under the age of 16. Many of the 22 who died were also children. Quoting from CBS:

People who saw Saffie Roussos at the concert Monday night say the 8-year-old was wearing an Ariana Grande T-shirt when she died.

Why were so many victims children? My question is not a musing over why ISIS would murder such innocent souls, we know the depth of their barbarism is bottomless. My question is for the West; mainly Europe. Doesn’t it strike most people (who have a basic idea of what most pop music is like) as kinda shocking such young people, children, would be at an Ariana Grande arena-sized concert, adorned in the respective swag? To be sure, no one could possibly expect attending such a concert might increase the chances of falling victim to such a crime against humanity. The blame is put squarely on the people following this subhuman ideology.

when you import immigrants at any real scale from jihadist regions, then you will import the cultural, religious, and political views that incubate jihad. Jihadist ideas flow not from soil but from people, and when you import people you import their ideas.

The point is that Western culture seems to be unraveling…quickly. There are many signs of this. The explosive speed of the moral decadence paired with the widespread self-sterilization (declining population) of Millennials makes European countries ripe for what what is happening to them. On top of that, the stranglehold politically correct language has over society prevents any serious ideas on how to stop the plague of jihad from being honestly discussed, much less implemented.

Crippled by political correctness: this is an actual response by local police following the slaughter of children.

Most young adults in Europe are not becoming parents, this isn’t news (unfortunately), but those who are have little interest in actually parenting it seems. Take a look at the lyrics to one of Ariana Grande’s featured songs on her current Dangerous Woman tour and ponder what kind of parent pays money to allow their pre-teen daughter to idolize such an artist. The song is “Side-to-Side” and is about, according to the Nickelodeon alum herself, about having so much sex that she can’t walk straight anymore. The rest of this post is NSFW:

I’ve been here all night (Ariana)
I’ve been here all day (Nicki Minaj)
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side
(Let them hoes know)

I’m talkin’ to ya
See you standing over there with your body
Feeling like I wanna rock with your body
And we don’t gotta think ’bout nothin’ (‘Bout nothin’)
I’m comin’ at ya
‘Cause I know you got a bad reputation
Doesn’t matter, ’cause you give me temptation
And we don’t gotta think ’bout nothin’ (‘Bout nothin’)

These friends keep talkin’ way too much
Say I should give you up
Can’t hear them no, ’cause I

I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side
I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side (Side to side)

Been tryna hide it
Baby what’s it gonna hurt if they don’t know?
Makin’ everybody think that we solo
Just as long as you know you got me (You got me)
And boy I got ya
‘Cause tonight I’m making deals with the devil
And I know it’s gonna get me in trouble
Just as long as you know you got me

These friends keep talkin’ way too much
Say I should give you up
Can’t hear them no, ’cause

I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side (Side to side)
I’ve been here all night
(Been here all night, baby)
I’ve been here all day
(Been here all day, baby)
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side (Side to side)

This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle
Come true yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna menage I got a tricycle

All these bitches, flows is my mini-me
Body smoking, so they call me young Nicki chimney
Rappers in they feelings cause they feelin’ me
Uh, I-I give zero fucks and I got zero chill in me
Kissing me, copped the blue box that say Tiffany
Curry with the shot, just tell ’em to call me Stephanie
Gun pop and I make my gum pop
I’m the queen of rap, young Ariana run pop

These friends keep talkin’ way too much
Say I should give him up
Can’t hear them no, ’cause I

I’ve been here all night
I’ve been here all day
And boy, got me walkin’ side to side (Side to side)
I’ve been here all night
(Been here all night baby)
I’ve been here all day
(Been here all day baby)
Boy, got me walkin’ side to side (Side to side)

This the new style with the fresh type of flow
Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle
Come true yo, get you this type of blow
If you wanna menage I got a tricycle

The West’s current weakness isn’t only rooted in the decay of moral pillars it too is simply weak in numbers; both of these compromised foundations is closely associated with the destruction of authentic Catholicism which much of Europe is, architecturally, philosophically, and culturally, built on. Quoting parts from George Weigel’s recent piece, Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide:

(1) Europe is committing demographic suicide, systematically depopulating itself in what British historian Niall Ferguson has called “the greatest sustained reduction in European population since the Black Death in the fourteenth century.

(2) This unwillingness to create the future in the most elemental sense, by creating new generations, is at the root of many of Europe’s problems, including its difficulties assimilating immigrants and its fiscal distress.

(3) When an entire continent—healthier, wealthier, and more secure than ever before—deliberately chooses sterility, the most basic cause for that must lie in the realm of the human spirit, in a certain souring about the very mystery of being. 

The members of the American commentariat most attuned to this plague of Euro-childlessness tend to discuss its impacts in terms of the rapidly growing Muslim population in Europe…But for a Catholic, Europe’s demographic winter bespeaks, first and foremost, a colossal evangelical failure. Acknowledging that also sheds light on the contemporary Catholic situation in Europe.

In recent years, the Catholic Lite Brigade has reasserted itself in western Europe and in the counsels of the world Church. It is time to ask whether Catholic Lite—as displayed in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and elsewhere—does not have something to do with Europe’s demographic meltdown. It is time to ask whether Catholic Lite is not at least partially responsible, not only for Europe’s self-chosen sterility, but for Europe’s rapidly accelerating embrace of euthanasia. It is time to ask why Catholic Lite has been such an abysmal failure in forming public moral cultures in which self-gift, not self-aggrandizement, is the touchstone of human aspiration.

…the continued embrace of Catholic Lite by too many western European Catholic leaders and intellectuals bodes ill for a European Catholicism that can inspire Europe to reject demographic suicide and rediscover the joy of creating the future through having children. 

Catholics, parents, citizens of good will, step up to the plate and live lives which seek beauty, goodness, and truth. Live counter-culturally because the culture of death wants to destroy your culture, family, and community. I’ll leave it at that. ☩

Our Lady of Fatima, please console the families of these victims by drawing them closer to the hearts of you and Jesus.

St. John Bosco, intercede for all the western nations facing the terror of ISIS.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us and on the souls of the departed, that they may find peace in eternal life.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. . .


Pop Culture #FakeNews: Avoid Cancer with The Pill and Increase Life Quality by Postponing Kids

It’s no secret that mainstream popular culture has been administering an full court press of ideology in a (successful) effort to lead those with malleable opinions to assume contraception and waiting as long as possible to start a family are good things. Good Morning America reminded us of this today when the entire panel was excited to hear the breaking, “must hear” news that The Pill may slightly reduce some forms of cancer. At the end of the segment they of course mentioned that The Pill is also is known for increasing the odds of other types of cancer such as breast and cervical along with an increased risk of forming a blood clot. They didn’t mention the widespread medical knowledge of the mental health side effects such as depression.

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This is what every millennial couple waiting to have kids looks like.

Hours later the following story pops up online from Woman’s Day magazine:

New Study Reveals the Surprising Benefits of Having a Child Later in Life

Here’s some evidence to counter all that chatter about your “biological clock:” Children born to older mothers thrive better in life…

…women who had kids later than the average age of 31 were less likely to scold or physically discipline their kids. Overall, their more mature and less emotional approach to parenting created children that were better behaved, well-socialized, and emotionally healthier in their pre-teen years.

Why do older moms have healthier and more educated kids? The researchers point to an overall improvement in society over the years, with better access to healthcare and education in the Western world. So the longer you wait to have a baby, the higher the chances life will be better for your little tot…

…the benefits of waiting to have children are either equal to or maybe even outweigh the potential negative effects, like an increased risk for Down Syndromeand a potentially higher risk for diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and Alzheimer’s later in life. Of course it’s harder for moms to get pregnant at all as they age

What a stupid article. What poor reasoning. First off, of course parents, on average, will take a more mature approach to parenting when they are…more mature. Parents in their 20s, though, have been raising children for millennia with fine, even better, results than modern middle-aged parents. Maybe the problem is the current culture forming young people to take marriage and parenting with such frivolity. Also, the idea of waiting 10 more years to have a kid because society might be fractionally better (according only to calculated economic reasoning and microscopic statistical health differences) is hilarious. As if a 40-year old has a worse life is any noticeable way compared to a 30-year old–what an excuse for an anti-family mindset.

It’s amusing how they bury the downside of having children later in life at the bottom of the article, especially the fact that you’re less likely to have children later in life–a fact regularly covered up by the progressive forces of pop culture and a point Charles Krauthammer eloquently points out in his essay Missed Motherhood. Did Woman’s Day ever consider that some women might want their children to have siblings and this is much less likely when you have your first child in your late 30’s. Did they take into account that some women want to be active grandmothers one day and this opportunity is highly diminished by generations having children later and later. Do they take fun, joy, love, happiness, and general family culture into account when calculating the quality of the life of the children born to older parents vs younger parents? No. The same news sources which report on levels of happiness among countries (recently reported that America has fallen to 14th) seem to not take happiness into account when discussing their wise family planning techniques (read: family suppressing).

I have a feeling the married couple joyfully welcoming eight children into their home, even if they might not have as much disposable cash to spend on fun devices or trips, has a much richer and joyful family life than the spouses who purposely squeeze out one child after 40 after spending most of their relationship focusing on everything other than family. Our culture needs a radical restructuring of priorities. Enter: Catholic Renaissance 2.0™. ☩

New: Birth Control for Men!

Proving again that birth control is neither about birth nor control, CBS is reporting that there’s been an effective form of temporary sterilization for men created. The hormone cocktail comes in the form of an injected shot which works to drastically kill a man’s sperm count. There’s no catch…well, other than the horrible side effects. Here’s some tidbits from their report:

The injections work by using hormones to drastically lower sperm count. Of the 266 married men who participated in the study, only 4 became fathers.

I like how they specify married men. Since when do we care if people are married or not? Did they only sample married men or did they just not want to say that the study included both married and non-married men and the number of children that will be born into broken households? [Update: it appears 320 total men participated]

Another concern are the side effects. Researchers actually stopped the study early due to mood changes and depression in some of the participants. Researchers say other side effects were acne, injection site pain, and increased libido.

This is what all millennial men look like FYI.

As is known by doctors and women already, the artificial tampering of human fertility has unintended and unnatural side effects. This is another example of how the unnatural introduction of hormones into a healthy body throws off the mental and physical balance just as a foreign species can disrupt a fragile ecosystem.

It’s time we send these men and (especially) women a different message, one that doesn’t tell them they need to suppress the most powerful ends of their body in order to appear desirable to the opposite sex. How grim a view we seem to have of our bodies now, that some are willing to take on the despair of depression, physical pain, and the frustration of acne just so they can have lifeless sex.☩

Sean Hannity, Cafeteria Catholic?

There is a growing segment of conservative voters whose support [of Christian living and policy] is simply lip service inasmuch as Christianity fits into the parameters of their coveted political orthodoxy. So to say, these people appreciate the parts of Christianity that line up with their already-set political ideology rather than the other way around.
The Saints’ Pub

Matt Walsh recently tweeted something Sean Hannity said about the Catholic Church (of which Sean is a part of) that has been widely circulated among Catholics (and protestants).

“I don’t go to church as much as I should, and I hate the Catholic church I was raised in because of what they did and how corrupt they became.” It can be debated what exactly is meant by that: was Sean talking about the entire Roman Catholic Church or just the people running the Church in America during the decades he grew up. Nearly every Catholic can agree that we truly despise the grave sins and corruption of so many deplorable Church leaders both past and present. Normally one would be given the benefit of the doubt however Sean is known to publicly battle the Church on many issues leading people to believe he, at worst, really does hate the Church or, at best, is a misinformed ‘cafeteria Catholic’. Sean has used his very public platform to say highly uncharitable and even hostile things about the pope (note: this is different than being critical) and he is known to regularly speak about how he is at odds with the Catholic teaching on artificial birth control. Watch the video below of him childishly arguing with a priest over birth control before engaging in ad hominem attacks and telling the man that he should be more concerned with the Church’s sex scandal of the past than judging him. Kudos to Rev. Thomas Euteneuer to standing up to Sean.

CDC: Women Must Use Contraception to Enjoy Alcohol

Money is coming out of your paychecks to pay for the Centers for Disease Control to lecture women that if they don’t use contraception they shouldn’t even think about having a sip of alcohol.

A perfect synopsis on the typical progressive Millennial

This release from the CDC further normalizes the idea that women should, by default, be on some form of artificial contraception or they are being reckless and unhealthy. The ideological submersion that women, especially Millennial women, are faced with is that every normal person uses artificial birth control. And now, the mantra is becoming: if you want to enjoy things like alcohol, you need to use birth control. It’s becoming a form of physical and ideological puritanism actually.

Since it is considered judgmental to say any activity is unhealthy, we just try to mask the outcomes of poor decisions like promiscuous sex and binge drinking. This is the new normal.

To suggest that a woman is not responsible enough to be able to drink alcohol because there’s a chance she might get pregnant is pregnant without knowing should be utterly offensive to women. Likely, the people lecturing women are the same that beat the drum of sexism over the most eye-roll-worthy “micro-aggressions” too. Same is the progressive army of those who want the government out of the bedroom. But isn’t that was this is? Not only do I want the government out of my bedroom, I want them out of my bar.

The CDC’s release also comes with an alcohol and pregnancy infographic where it says risks of drinking are STDs and pregnancy…HAH! No; one is a consequence of promiscuity an the other is the natural outcome of sex. Our tax money is literally being used to suggest that all sexual behavior is perfectly acceptable and the risks are only introduced when alcohol is involved (pregnant or not). Talk sending our youth confusing messages.

Of course alcohol can be harmful to children in the womb, we all know this. But the focus shouldn’t be on how can we avoid pregnancy so people can continue leading lives without moral boundaries. The focus should be on encouraging people to view sex as sacred and babies as the natural (and joyous) outcome of sex. When people respect pregnancy, they will take it upon themselves to drink responsibly and to avoid alcohol if they think a pregnancy might be involved.

“Those who use artificial birth control believe neither in ‘birth’ nor ‘control”