Signs Of The End Times?

A popular theme in Protestantism is ‘The End Times’ i.e. the Apocalyapse. As Catholics, it’s not a fixation amongst us. Recent events have made me wonder, however. I would say we’re at Defcon 3: "Increase in force readiness above that required for normal readiness"

For example:

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is going to go down in history as having sodomitic marriage ‘legalised’ during his incumbency. Just imagine: a vice, deplored throughout the ages, elevated to the status of ‘marriage’. This is a logical impossibility, as two men can’t marry in any practical or meaningful sense. It’s just stupid. At a stroke, the institution is broken and sodomy normalised. The basis of civil society, the family, mortally wounded. Truly incredible.

This tells me that the ability to reason is gone in those that rule us. 

Another recent example:

Britain’s Chancellor George Osbourne has given HMRC the right to rob money from taxpayer’s bank accounts directly. He has also made having undeclared income, lodged offshore, illegal. If they think you owe it, they can take it. These measures are the actions of cretins. Their conservatism is a lie.

This follows on from measures like removal of the right to silence, the Council (Poll) Tax, quick extraditons and entry into the EU. These measures have made Britain into a curiously weak and totalitarian regime.

The poor from other nations come here because it’s better than the hellish places they live, the middle classes will move as far away as they can, to the shires or abroad, while the elite will leave according to whether their positions render them untouchable or not; a man with £500m and properties worldwide can live where and how he wants (as long as it’s quiet and the kids can go to good schools).

The local working class will get it in the neck; they can’t go anywhere. They earn just enough to be taxed and not enough to progress. God help us if the country goes bust and the state-dependents can’t be bought off any more.

The stage is being set for revolution. Any barriers to it have been broken down. A generation of narcissistic hellions, their minds debauched by vicious media and drugs, their spirits broken by divorce and concubinage, with no allegiance to God or nation, will have no scruples about rioting. All it will take is a severe economic depression, so keep an eye on economic indicators like budget deficits, national debt, employment rates and so forth. Our current leaders can’t hold it back: no one will heed them, as no one respects them.

The Catholic Church, having given up preaching the hard sayings of Jesus and dumbed down its rites, will be severely tested in the coming decades. A smart man might start reading approved private revelations, to see if the signs of the times are lining up with prophecy.

Just GIVE Your Business To Google!

I just realised: Google is collecting data on browsing habits. It knows what you like; you tell it.

Chrome, Adsense, Adwords, Webmaster Tools mean it knows what sells. It probably stopped Checkout because it had enough purchasing data already and it didn’t need the money.

My latest minor epiphany was that millions of businessmen are using Adwords to get traffic. They are telling Google what they’re trying to sell, refining their keywords, seeing what works. Google is listening in. It’s lunacy!

They’re doing the slog and Google, by ‘helping’ them get clicks, lets them compete with each other, thereby putting  up the price of those clicks, thereby increasing its profits. It shows you what keywords are popular; you, and everyone else.

It’s getting a % of every sale, at one remove. 

If ever Google decided to move in on a particular niche, it could easily dominate. And you can bet it’s giving commercial data to American security services.


Generation Onan: 1960 – Today

Sociologists try to find names for different genrations of people in the West; Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y etc.

A better name for the lot of them would be Generation Onan. These are the generations that fornicate without much less chance of anyone being generated, because of the use of contraception.

So, basically, we’ve had three generations of w*nkers, with fewer children in each. They call it ‘love’ or ‘sexual expression’ but basically they’re just w*nking each other off.

A Quasi-Apologia For How The Novus Ordo Mass Is Commonly Said

The novelties in the Roman Catholic Paul VI Mass drive traditionalists wild. Trads try to make liberals see reason.

What traditionalists don’t realise is that the New Mass is considered a celebration, focussing on “The Lord’s Banquet”. The performer faces the audience. The audience join in and seem to be integral, as it’s called “The People’s Mass”. The are constantly told to be joyous.

Thus, it is not commonly said solemnly, as the old rite is. For who is solemn and quiet at a banquet? Who kneels down to be fed at a banquet? Who tells the congregation to be quiet at a supper? No one! That would be mad.

What liberals don’t understand is that you cannot then expect the congregation at such an event to treat it with awe. No one is awed at a supper. No one is awed when they see people like themselves in street clothes on stage. None one is awed when the sacred object is passed into their hands, like at a food queue. No one is awed by bland hymns. They can’t be!

If you do it one way (solemn, exclusive and mysterious) or another (populist) you can’t then reasonably expect the same behaviour from the congregation.

“I wish the people were more involved” we imagine an pre-1962 priest thinking.
“I wish the people were more solemn and respectful” we imagine a post-1970 priest thinking.

Well …!