Auditioning for God

I have been thinking through some serious things this last week and a half. We are getting a lot of high-quality young people coming out to presentations this year. I want CORAC to mount a real outreach to young folks – and will work to get a group specifically for that purpose, run by young folks.

When I was young, I was proud of the things America did to defend freedom around the world. When Ronald Reagan said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” it was an electrifying and patriotic moment. A big part of it was that for whatever our flaws, we had the moral stature for that to resonate throughout the world – including in Russia. I hate that Russia has invaded Ukraine. We may defend Ukraine, but we won’t be defending freedom. A country that censors opinions and even solid facts that dispute its official narrative; that destroys peoples livelihoods and lives for dissenting from the hack government line; that seeks to force people into untested medical procedures to line its own pockets and further its preserved narrative; that refuses to investigate or allow investigation of massive vote fraud in a presidential election; and that makes political prisoners of those who dissent from that view is not the least bit interested in defending freedom – and lacks the moral stature to do so. I hate living in a third-rate system of government with moral pretensions rather than moral convictions: pretensions to distract from its own high officials’ massive corruption rather than to accomplish anything genuinely noble.

Anyway, I’m working on these and some other themes in the midst of this Ukrainian crisis and the expected Taiwan crisis. But I came upon a piece I wrote over a year ago (thanks to Beckita) that I think is pretty good – and pretty good for these times. So I repeat this piece from 2021, originally titled, “Your Audience is God”:

By Charlie Johnston

When I departed on my pilgrimage across the country 10 years ago this February, I only did two things to physically prepare for the journey (other than getting basic equipment necessary for an extended hike). First, I read a little about nutritional strategies for such a thing. Second, a couple times a week I would ride a bike for five miles. That’s it. In the first month and a half, I was always nervous – and sometimes downright fearful. Every day I woke up not knowing where I was going to sleep that night, whether I was going to eat well, what dangers I might encounter and how to handle them, and great nervousness about whether I could find cover to camp in that would not be discovered. I was only discovered twice in the whole pilgrimage – and by the time I was, I didn’t much care. But it was a major concern and source of nerves early on. What I had done, in part, was undergo a radical emptying of myself and the things that ordinarily made me feel secure. Fortunately, I have a rather stoic personality and, while I enjoy comforts, I am rarely disturbed about foregoing them. Even so, it took me a month and a half to really adapt to my radical new circumstances. While there had been profound moments of joy before I fully acclimated, once it was accomplished, it was almost all joy. I developed some great habits. Even now, as I travel the country, several times a day I notice spots that would make for great cover if I needed it. I learned something critical about how adaptable we really are.

When people I met along my way would inevitably ask me why I was doing this. I would always say the same thing: “I think the world is in a lot of trouble – and we aren’t going to get out of it this time. People worry about the things they might lose, and they have good cause to worry. But what we have forgotten is that our only reliable source of security is in God. So I walk as a prayer for our poor, bleeding world and to throw myself into a radical dependence on God’s grace.” I had to have given that little talk over 2,000 times. The only thing that really surprised me was that, across the entire country, only two or maybe three people ventured to dispute that. Most were unaccountably ecstatic when they understood what I was doing – particularly when they discovered I was not doing it as part of any group or fundraising effort, but solely as a votive spiritual offering. The walk, itself, became a profound sign of hope for a multitude – a sign I didn’t begin to understand well until after I had finished it.

We are all now embarked upon a great and fearsome pilgrimage. Most everything about it is outside our experience and what we consider normal. We are beset by dangers, both hidden and obvious – and even things we never dreamed of in our limited imaginations. When I have spoken of collapse and of a global civil war fought on cultural lines before, most people have envisioned it in terms of a thriller novel or a Steven Spielberg epic movie – in abstract terms. I remember before I ever started speaking publicly, a man who knew what I thought asked me, in panic, “But how am I going to pay my mortgage if everything collapses.” I chuckled and told him it was not just going to collapse for him, but for everyone – and the people who collect mortgages would have too many of their own problems to panic over to worry about his particular mortgage. A few years ago a lady at a presentation who looked to be at least 80 asked me, in similar panic, how she was supposed to survive without her cell phone. While mentally I thought, rather sarcastically, that it would be largely the same way she survived the first 50 years of her life without a cell phone, I gave her a gentle answer.

Now I have a lot of people asking me if the government is likely to cut off their social security or disability checks and how they can be expected to survive if it does. The hard truth is that many of your worst fears are likely to come to pass. If we do not connect with and care for each other in ways we have not for almost a century, a lot of people are unlikely to make it. But have you pondered that this may well be God’s way of forcing us to live solidarity with each other? And that God will often open up channels you did not expect? Did you know that in the debt crisis in Greece a decade or so ago, the government did not just stop many entitlement checks, it started seizing many people’s bank accounts?

Ironically, I think it less likely that the government will stop entitlement checks for political purposes than that it will cease to be able to meet its obligations to anyone – and that within the next two years or even much sooner. Now bear in mind that I am not making public prophecies anymore: this is pure analysis (though, certainly, analysis in part borne by the sum total of all my experiences – some of which are decidedly peculiar). On the one hand, I have been directed not to make public prophecies anymore; on the other, my understanding of my work has always been that (for me, anyway) once the storm began in earnest I was to foreswear public prophecy and concentrate on using all I have experienced and learned to do – and to exhort people to have confidence that they can and will endure under God. In this case, my understanding of my duty of obedience to both legitimate earthly and to Divine authority is identical.

Donald Trump, The Man and The Legend

I think that Donald Trump was both God’s instrument to reveal the depth of the rot at the heart of modern culture and government AND four years of mitigation. While I have come to deeply admire Trump as an extraordinarily shrewd and courageous man who loves America, I never bought into the notion that he was a unique, five-dimensional chess-playing genius who always saw 12 moves ahead and never erred in his calculations. Rather I saw him as a sort of brassy version of the shrewd, honorable, shamelessly pro-American patriot who, if not plentiful two generations ago, was also not uncommon. Given that, except for the island of Ronald Reagan, America has been starved of such types since John Kennedy in its highest political office, it was entirely understandable that many would be filled with an irrational exuberance which imputed near super-human powers to him. But that was always more an expression of fervent hope than of cool analysis. I pray and expect that he will be an important ally to patriots going forward.

It is not Trump’s fault that he was far more successful at revealing the rot than of conquering it. It has become too deeply entrenched, both culturally and bureaucratically. Let’s take a clear-headed look at Trump’s first term.

Economically, both America and the world are suffering from the twin cancers of debt and spending. Trump made no headway in curing that during his four years. In fact, the cancer advanced on his watch. What he did do was manage the symptoms brilliantly AND begin to lay the groundwork for a potentially real cure.

 There are many elements involved in a national economy, but arguably the two principal tools are monetary policy and fiscal policy. Monetary policy mainly involves interest rates and the money supply. Fiscal policy is focused on incentives to productivity, spending, budgeting and frugality. Productivity – goods and services – is the only real wealth a society has. Fiscal policy is the actual artwork while monetary policy is the frame in which it sits. I do not regard monetary policy as mere trickery. Applied skillfully and with restraint it can smooth out the rough edges of fiscal policy and buy time to get through down cycles. Applied irresponsibly, it is an opiate that deadens an economy to the reality that it is dying. The left is all monetary policy. I am not a gold standard purist for the money supply, either, but I do know that it has to be tied to something tangible and solid to keep it from ultimately triggering ruin. I prefer tying it to the gross domestic product (GDP).

Trump certainly took advantage of the artificially low official interest rates to keep the economy stable. He added to the ruinous spending that is such a deadly danger, but it seemed more of a stop-gap to give him room to do what was critically necessary to give the economy a chance to recover: massively incentivize new productivity. From bringing massive numbers of manufacturing jobs back to our shores to demanding fair trade and clipping the wings of predatory regimes, he was in the midst of sparking a veritable renaissance of productivity in this country which put people back to work and started chipping away at the debt in overall relation to the raw size of the economy. My favorite part was how he opened up the development of energy, making America a net exporter of energy to the rest of the world, both juicing our economy and enhancing our security by reducing our reliance on foreign sources. Perhaps that is because in 2006 I did a report for the Republican delegation in Washington recommending exactly that – a report that became a part of the sadly aborted “Drill Baby Drill” campaign in 2008. I honestly figured that all his good work would ultimately accomplish was to cushion the blow when the economy collapsed because, on the fundamentals, we were too far gone. But a good cushion can save a lot of people – and, by gum, I did not dismiss the possibility that with sufficient vigor and fortitude, Trump might just pull this off. In his first week of usurping the nation’s highest office, Mr. Biden has reversed this therapy at a dizzying pace, killing the Keystone Pipeline while forbidding new oil and natural gas leases on public lands. He is busy killing jobs, productivity and making us dependent, once again, on hostile foreign regimes. I expect significant economic dislocation to come far more quickly than people anticipate, and catastrophic collapse to follow shortly.

Trump and his team did a fabulous job of revealing the details of the greatest seditious coup conspiracy in history. Yet even with all the revelations, none of the conspirators have been held to account. Many have lucrative TV contracts, book deals, and some are even holding high office again in the Potemkin Biden administration. The first three years of the Trump administration was rocked by the Russian Collusion scandal that never existed. I was shocked when I learned that Republican Senators knew from the beginning, because of their access to confidential documents, that it was all a fraud and a farce – but played along with the malignant Democrats anyway. Now where are the Republican officials who are demanding a full investigation of the massive and corrupt ties of Biden and his family to the Chinese Communist Party – ties that are beyond dispute and for which there is a mountain of indisputable proof?

Trump has been the most aggressively pro-life president of my lifetime. Even so, when former Vice President Mike Pence held a meeting with pro-life organizations in December to celebrate the administration’s pro-life accomplishments – with tantalizing hints of a major announcement coming there – what they announced was a fine to Planned Parenthood and an initiative to keep Vermont from forcing doctors to perform abortions in order to hold a medical license. Over the last decade, David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress has developed irrefutable evidence that Planned Parenthood and its affiliates engaged in illegal trafficking of fetal body parts for profit, that partners sometimes killed live, born babies by dissecting them to cut the beating heart out of their chests among other sordid revelations – and the best the most pro-life administration could do was advocate not to force doctors in Vermont to perform abortions. I talked with Daleiden after the “big announcement” was revealed. Infuriated, I exclaimed, “We give them an elephant’s worth of evidence and they give us a mouse fart’s worth of action and expect us to be enthused?!” (My son was in the room for the conversation – and has not let up on goading me about ‘mouse farts’ ever since). Daleiden has been kicked from pillar to post for his Homeric fortitude – fined several million dollars for daring to reveal the truth of what Planned Parenthood and its partners are doing. He could have used some aggressive help from the Justice Dept., but it never came, even though he gave them a mountain of evidence. It does not change the fact that the Trump administration was the most pro-life administration since Roe v Wade – but it also does not change the fact that when it came time to deliver, all the administration had was a mouse fart. If this was the best the most aggressive of the Republicans could do, we were truly too far gone without a major reset.

The inaction to serious crimes and provocations had huge consequences. When leftist Democrats saw that even when caught holding a bag full of smoking guns they would not be held to account, they mounted the most massive and brazen vote-fraud operation in American history – perhaps in world history – and now threaten anyone who dares even ask for an investigation. The once-noble Justice Department, FBI and intelligence agencies have gleefully and shamefully become a paramilitary arm of the Democratic National Committee – an American Gestapo.

In 2016, my assessment suggested that the Democrats stole 8 million votes. Their shock was that it was not enough. They were caught off guard by how firmly the country had rejected them. In 2020 it was Trump who was caught off guard by the magnitude and brazenness of the fraud. I was unnerved that his lawyers did not go and aggressively contest the unconstitutional change of election laws in swing states by courts and bureaucrats who had no authority to do so BEFORE the election. The Democrats were caught off guard, too, by the magnitude of Trump’s re-election victory (I estimated it at about 12 million votes), which is why they stopped the counting in so many swing states – to give themselves time to find out how much they would need and then to manufacture the votes. They were not worried about any consequences, having skated scot-free on a seditious coup, so Democrats colluded with corrupt election officials, supported by a recklessly and relentlessly partisan media, cowardly judges who refused to even look at the evidence, and weenie Republicans who just want to be counted among the cool kids. Having been so badly caught off guard, Trump’s team DID successfully offer overwhelming evidence of the fraud, but also sapped some of their credibility by flailing wildly instead of staying focused and disciplined.

I did not much mind that many people got over-enthused and even a bit credulous. We have been absolutely starving for someone to champion us and Trump has been a great champion…but of the sturdy American variety, not the flawless Homeric type of Greek legend.

Magical Thinking

I stand by my assertion that people who followed “Q” were MUCH better informed than those who only followed the establishment media, yet I never bought into it as a reliable analytical source. The thing that most disquieted me about it was the repeated exhortations to “trust the plan.” That suggested we should trust others to do for us what I have been certain God intends us to take full and individual responsibility for, ourselves. It was a subtle temptation, but a powerful temptation it was – and God had His use for that, too. Now a few who have been embittered by their disappointment are saying that “trust the plan” was always an analgesic to soothe everyone when nothing was happening – suggesting that Q, itself, was a Deep State plot. Others who won’t move on are claiming that all the dysfunction now is part of the secret plan and that “patriots are in charge.” I don’t believe either assertion.

Back when I was immersed in Illinois State politics, I knew a fellow who was a mini-Q for his time. The man was a gifted engineer: he built his own major firm and ended up designing a new O-ring for NASA after the Challenger explosion. He was a crusty, often bad-tempered old goat – and I loved him even during our many fights. He was the top conservative funder in the state – and he always lived what he preached and put his money where his mouth was. How could a guy like me not love a guy like that? He had a lot of inside connections, about the same as I did, though with many who were different than mine. He was passionate about reform in Illinois. For over two years, he would assure me every week that the feds had the goods on the targets of his ire and that indictments were coming next week. I always told him he was over-enthused and dramatically underestimated the institutional inertia of establishment forces. When, for the first time after several years he did not greet me by telling me of the indictments coming Monday, I asked him, with a wry smile, if he had given up on it. With a sad smile, he said he had not, but he had come to think I was probably right about his exuberant optimism. The indictments never came.

My friend, Jack Roeser, was working with good – but partial – information. He usually filled in the blanks with hopeful but debatable assumptions and always put the most optimistic analysis he possibly could on what he actually did know. He was right about a lot of it, but he was wrong about most of it. He so desperately wanted to believe that he ended up gaslighting himself into believing his own phantasms.

I think the Q phenomenon has been much the same. I suspect Q actually was on the periphery of the inside. He had a lot of good, but partial, information. He trusted that truth, justice and the American way would prevail, if not on its own accord, by the mystical qualities of Donald Trump. It was a form of magical thinking, but one irresistible to many genuine American patriots. I am not sure why, but engineers are counter-intuitively vulnerable to such thinking. I imagine it probably is because of the linear, schematic-like neatness of it. Engineers work with steel, copper, concrete, and silicon, all of which respond in predictable ways they can count on. The substances they work with never rise up and slap them in the face or stab them in the back. If they did, I suppose engineers would not be prone to being so sanguine about human behavior, which is always volatile and only marginally predictable.

That said, it has irritated me to hear the establishment constantly rail about the ‘conspiracy theories’ inherent to Q. In the meta sense Q quite nicely and accurately described the problems that beset government and modern culture. Where it failed was on some specific examples and in its prescription for how to right them. Followers of Q have a reality-based grasp of the problems besetting us, if a naive optimism on how they will be resolved. Besides, the establishment which not only believed but peddled the Russian Collusion Hoax as the chief jewel in their crown of conspiracies they insist we must believe as true – simply because they say so – has no business accusing anyone of being a conspiracy fabulist. It is like being called an anti-semite by an Iranian ayatollah. Physicians, heal thyselves before turning to others.


I imagine it must be a bit galling to hear a lecture on magical thinking from me, given that much of my own experience is grounded in what I believe to be mystical experience. Yet that can actually be quite helpful. I was seven years old when I realized that the mystical elements in my experience might well signify some mental disorder rather than inspiration. I did not discard such experiences, but developed a complex set of protocols and filters to subject them to in order to protect myself from spiraling into self-referential madness. I wanted to stay firmly grounded in reality, without rejecting a potentially valid divine call. Here are four filters I use that you might also want to adopt in these chaotic times to filter hard reality from the siren of wishful thinking:

  • Is your theory internally coherent? In short, this simply means is it reasonably possible. Do the elements of the narrative contradict each other and are they reasonably consonant with objective and observable reality? On this metric, Q passed with flying colors. There was nothing internally incoherent about the information coming from the source that would disqualify it.
  • Is your theory plausible? This just means is it likely, given the human condition and the past performance of the elements and institutions involved. It was on these grounds that I rejected Q as a reliable guide. Its premise required me to believe that whole squadrons of individuals who had previously been timid careerists had suddenly become focused, courageous and determined reformers. It never took into account the role of institutional inertia in advanced bureaucratic systems. To believe that a few had become determined reformers was plausible. To believe that they were having a significant effect and were growing required the evidence of successful actions – evidence that never amounted to more than revealing the depth of the rot in our system. It was possible, but not likely – and the constant use of the phrase “trust the plan” to excuse inaction did not reassure me. Real reform movements start from the ground up and grow. They almost never only build steam internally and then get imposed from the top down. The Q narrative was possible, but very unlikely – and the sequencing of events made it more unlikely rather than more likely.
  • Is there hard, fact-based evidence for it? This means verifiable, objective data – not circular logic. On this score, Q did very well in describing the problems. It required, however, almost a total leap of faith in believing in its supposed solution. Again, always the mantra of “trust the plan” to excuse the inaction of officials and bureaucrats after the reality of specific corruption was adequately established. Once you have incontrovertible evidence of malfeasance in a particular area, it is time to act to root it out. The very act of doing so weakens the rest of malignant actors’ plans, making it easier to root it out entirely. I have never seen a successful strategy that reveals substantial misbehavior but does nothing about it, preferring to leave the whole cabal at full strength for one final confrontation. That is the stuff of action-adventure novels, not real life.
  • Is it relevant to the problem at hand? I got particularly agitated by the many people who would cite subsection 2d of paragraph C of some obscure statute that would solve everything. The fundamental problem is that a substantial portion of our society and its officials have been shredding the Constitution, Declaration and Bill of Rights for at least three generations. Like a Sacrament, our founding documents are the visible signs of an invisible unity of values and purpose in the people of our society. When that invisible unity is gone, the documents are just antiquities. For most of my lifetime, the animating motive of left-wing jurists has not been to dispassionately apply the Constitution and the law to real-life circumstances; it has been to come up with plausible-sounding explanations for why the Constitution doesn’t mean what it actually says in order to justify the leftists’ preferred outcomes. When leftist officials and activists openly and gleefully defy the most basic tenets of American law, why would anyone think that citing some obscure passage is going to deter them? In the last week, I have had about 25 people send me the link to Mike Lindell’s proof that the election was stolen. While I am glad he and other are doing the work, in a larger context, my reply is, “So what?” I already knew the election was stolen. The Democrats know it, too – which is why they bragged about how they did it in Time Magazine last week. (Funny, though they believe in the steal, they are not counted as “domestic terrorists.” Only people who believe stealing an election is a bad thing are so counted). If we were still a Christian nation based in justice, proving that what you say is correct would be dispositive. Having adopted a culturally pagan ethos, only power is important now. This is why Time can boast openly of how the Deep State pulled it off.

It is good for the historical record to establish what the facts are – and to ground ourselves in truth. But the fundamental problem now is how to change the power equation. The left knows that they stole it. They don’t care. Our primary job is not to prove to them the truth they already know, but to force the consequences of their deception onto them in a way that changes the power equation – and causes at least some of them to repent and convert.

Establish firmly in your mind that your audience is God. People are going to scream and holler at you whatever position you take – and many who have already given themselves over to the evil they think is triumphant will persecute you. That comes with the territory. You can’t always be right, but you can endeavor to act in a way that maintains your integrity before God – particularly if you keep in mind that He is your primary audience.

I have been dismayed to see some conservatives busily condemn others for holding the same positions that they, themselves, held a month ago. This is an effort to both protect themselves from persecution and to deceive people into thinking they never held now-condemned positions themselves. They may fool some people (though not as many as they think – shallow people always overestimate their own cleverness), but God is not mocked. He knows – and he knows that they are not clever, but unreliable twerps not suited for His service.

Walk in your own integrity before God. When you err, which you will, acknowledge it, correct it, and go forward. On those things that are matters of fundamental justice, fight for them effectively and tirelessly (do not think pointless displays of futile rage are fighting effectively). On those matters that are legitimately a matter of conscience, respect the decisions of others who come to a different conclusion than you do. Always remember that God is your primary audience – and He is not deceived.

We are in hard times with harder times to come. When Joe Biden said that his inauguration was the beginning of a long, cold winter in America, he was telling the plain truth. We have become like Narnia under the witch – always winter and never Christmas. You cannot always be right, though you can always choose the most right thing you can think of – taking full responsibility before God and before your peers when you err, without giving up the noble quest God has launched you on. You cannot know whether your opponent is going to hit you with his left fist or his right – or maybe with a sweeping kick. The battle is not scripted nor choreographed. The opponent has free will as well as you do. You can know the nature of the battle you are in and endeavor to be strong and nimble so as to react quickly and effectively to all offenses. The battle is in God’s hands and you are His servants. Act always with the knowledge foremost in your mind that He is your primary audience.

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66 thoughts on “Auditioning for God

  1. Great piece, Charlie, and great timing for a redux.

    Oh I love that young people are connecting via your presentations.

    What a wicked mess we’re in as reflected in this truth: “We may defend Ukraine, but we won’t be defending freedom.” Nevertheless, we press on…

    “Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight; at the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more.”

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    1. For those who would like to join people internationally to pray for peace, the Flame of Love Movement in the UK has provided an opportunity to do so> I receive the following because I’ve been on the distribution list for the US Flame of Love distribution list since Tony Mullen originally led the movement in this country.

      Dear Flame of Love Family,
      Your response to the call to prayer at this time of crisis is so overwhelming that the Zoom room quickly filled and could not hold more.

      We’ve created an overflow live stream room so as many as possible may join in this critical prayer to blind Satan and for Ukraine, Russia, Mr. Putin, and the World.

      Click here to join the Zoom room. (Beckita: The link didn’t transfer when I copied the message, but you can sign up to receive emails here: )

      If there is no room left in the Zoom room, click here ( Beckita again: Go here to join the live stream room: )

      Please continue to join us when you can, leave when you must, and rejoin us when you are able.

      May the God of Peace make us makers of Peace. Thank you.
      John Sullivan
      Director of Communications and International Dissemination
      The Flame of Love Movement

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  2. “St. Michael came to me one evening shortly after Our Lady’s visit, holding an immense flaming torch. He held it towards me saying:

    ‘My little sister, you must carry this torch through the world.’

    He came again the next night in the same manner.

    The next day I was interiorly enlightened during Mass. It was made known to me that those, particularly the youth, who are willing wholeheartedly to follow Our Lady in her great battle against evil would bear the special title of ‘Torchbearers of the Queen.’ This torch, of course, is Divine Love, for it is Love alone that will conquer hate and all that hate brings with it.”

    From the Diary of Our Lady of America, pg. 25.
    Nihil Obstat: – Daniel Pilarczyk, S.T.D.
    Imprimatur: – Paul F. Leibold, V.G.
    Cincinnati, Jan. 25, 1963

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  3. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    Ya won’t find these stories in the Media ’cause “Immigrants” from Islam are a Protected Victim Class of Democrats/EU Re-Set Gang! If Ya got a problem with that, you are obviously a Racist Xenophobe ;-(

    We know the Election was stolen and THEY know we know and don’t care.
    Another Back Stabbing DC Swamp Creature In-Action!

    My Goodness! How could this possibly happen? I’m sure the DOJ/FBI and Media will be all over this story 24/7! … Right!!?? ….Hello!

    Stupid & useless gesture that just screws the retailers who have already paid for goods!
    Similar to the DC Idiots who wanted to chop down the Japenese Cherry Trees in 1941!
    Sununu is a grandstanding RINO as near as I can tell!


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  4. I am so glad you posted this (again!). I have not gone back to the archives since I started following you and this is a great revisit! Thank you!

    I am praying for the faithful and innocent Ukrainians…and conversion for everyone else there and in Russia. How long, O Lord?

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  5. “… A country that censors opinions and even solid facts that dispute its official narrative; that destroys peoples livelihoods and lives for dissenting from the hack government line; that seeks to force people into untested medical procedures to line its own pockets and further its preserved narrative; that refuses to investigate or allow investigation of massive vote fraud in a presidential election; and that makes political prisoners of those who dissent from that view is not the least bit interested in defending freedom – and lacks the moral stature to do so. I hate living in a third-rate system of government with moral pretensions rather than moral convictions: pretensions to distract from its own high officials’ massive corruption rather than to accomplish anything genuinely noble.”

    Are you talking about Ukraine? Canada? America? France? Any nation in Christendom?

    I am praying to Our Lady to open your eyes, Charlie. Throughout Christendom, political, cultural and moral systems have been corrupted, subverted, inverted and subjugated.

    The enemy has a name and a storied history opposing Logos.

    They think they are at their peak of power, but, imho, they are only trapped in their pride , hatred, lusts and hubris.

    This is not about “states” this is entirely beyond the political systems that have been captured.

    Think on this; you are much like Victor Davis Hanson…a good, brave noble man yet …missing the fundamental evil ; you and Hanson (and the late Rush Limbaugh) operate in systems that you both think are redeemable; neither of you think in terms of chaos, malice and destruction that has captured and subverted them.

    Our Father has an awesome sense of humor, and would it not be just like Him to use the first conquered nation, Russia, as the tip of the spear in defeating His enemies?

    The authors of “The Playbook” for george soros color revolutions are now on defense. Putin is in open warfare against globohomo and winning, I pray for him and his people to defeat the globohome/zelenski/trudeau/macron/biden puppets and make them bleed.

    for non-western perspectives, ….
    (addendum after clearing comment: I’m deleting this link after the following remark was posted near a quote from a Ukrainian member of Parliament. The remark on site: “You’re a paid globalist whore, just like all the others shrieking and self-mutilating and calling out to Baphomet.” We don’t speak to or about people like that here and, therefore, do not link to such sites.)

    God bless you all here.

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    1. Gosh, thanks for explaining to me how slow-witted, dull and naive I am. Obviously, I have NEVER read or heard a non-western perspective and have spent my life missing the “fundamental evil” around us.

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    2. Timothy, I’m stunned at your reply. If I didn’t know better, I’d say you were a newbie who has never read Charlie’s writing, because you’ve totally mischaracterized him and his writing. Good grief!
      I stand with Charlie and his erudite grasp on what is unfolding before us, encompassing not only everything you proclaim to him as the root of the issues but so very much more, including a commission from God with its commensurate training, mystical lights and gifts to become who and what as well as that to which Charlie gave his fiat.

      Look, Timothy, I don’t want to crush you, but truly, I’m actually embarrassed for you and believe you owe Charlie an apology. Granted, we all blow it sometimes, but this totally inaccurate description of Charlie is immensely insane because it’s absolutely the opposite of who he is and what he writes. It may be time to revisit the archives.

      Now, I speak – not as an expert, because I’m not – but as a person with my own perspectives with my own limits. I believe you are wrong in this assessment: “This is not about “states” this is entirely beyond the political systems that have been captured.” Politics and political systems, in their best forms, are simply structures that allow societies to set up order based on God’s Laws for the good of governing peoples. We need leaders and good leadership. When God spoke at creation, gave man dominion over His creation, surely He knew we would need governing systems. Did not Jesus say: “Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”? (BTW, where in His life does Jesus say to eliminate societal systems? Instead, He exhorts and teaches us to operate in Christian morals and develop virtues in the doing. ) Have you read any of Archbishop Chaput’s writing concerning living faith in the public square? But one excellent example is here. Like Jesus, Archbishop Chaput didn’t suggest we extinguish the ordinary means of living life and then only focus on Faith. NO. We are Catholic. We marry reason with faith and co-create an environment which fosters greater avenues of bringing God’s Kingdom more fully to earth.

      When you cry, “make them bleed,” how do you reconcile Jesus’ very words with that idea? Words such as, Matthew 5: 43-48 or the words Jesus taught in the Our Father. I, for one, am not calling for blood upon my enemies because I would be calling for me and my family to die in such a fashion. No thank you. I’m not at all saying pacifism or quietism wins the day. This is not a time for a wimpy, milquetoast response. No. I simply refuse to be the mirror image of the tyrants. (And Charlie has written extensively on this topic.) Girding our loins calls for anger being harnessed in strong and productive ways which will hold the tyrants and bad actors to account. And, I know that I know that God expects each of us to live the fullness of the Gospel. We are to evangelize and forgive the worst of tyrants should that one truly repent and seek God. Does the former tyrant automatically receive a get out of jail free ticket? No way on earth.

      This is going to be long and I take that liberty now because it’s needed… Here’s Charlie’s piece written in 2016. We can all read it and weep as we enter a new season of Lent tomorrow. Charlie, I request a reprint of this piece, please, for all who read your major pieces, but for various reasons do not read comments.

      I confess to Almighty God,
      And to you, my brothers and sisters,
      That I have greatly sinned,
      In my thoughts and in my words,
      In what I have done,
      And in what I have failed to do…
      (Public Penitential Act)

      I am often publicly impatient with Catholics who promote the idea that angels will lead all the faithful to refuges, safe havens to weather the full fury of the Storm. While that may be figuratively true, it is not literally true. It is just a Catholic version of the Protestant doctrine of the Rapture that has sprung up over the last 200 years. (The idea of Rapture was first proposed by John Darby of the Brethren Movement in 1830). Both ideas posit that God is going to mystically take the good folks to a place of complete safety while all the rest on earth suffer through a terrible chastisement. Everybody who posits such things assumes that they are included in the cohort of good little boys and girls who are going to be taken to safety – and sometimes are at pains to hide an unseemly glee at the idea of all the rest of those poor slobs out there getting smacked down.

      I am also unsettled when people speak of being part of “The Remnant,” once again all the good little boys and girls who have kept faith – and again with the unwarranted triumphal assumption that the speaker IS part of that anointed tribe, not like those dirty, unwashed heathens who so abound out there.

      This troubles me for two major reasons. First, many otherwise decent people are liable to go into despair that they are not among the chosen when no angel comes to lead them to safety or that they are left behind with the rest of us when the final crash comes. Second, few who hold to such things are likely to consider that they have misread God’s call to action in troubled times for a promise of immunity – when it does not happen as they expect. We are each called to be refuge to our neighbors and to leave the old worldliness behind, so that we can act as God’s hands and feet during crisis.

      Second, it presumes some facts that are very much not in evidence to quietly support a smug complacency. We are taught, Magisterially, that we cannot know with certainty that we are in a state of grace. How then can we be so certain that we are the elect, the remnant? Is it just because we have not violated the laws? If so, we are unprofitable servants, indeed. As Christians, we are called to go forth, not just to sit tight. I doubt that many people here have actively participated in the ongoing assault on faith and culture that is rapidly reaching its climax. But as the Penitential Act I quoted above so pointedly says, we are not just responsible for sin in what we have done, but in what we have failed to do. Could we really have reached this pass had there not been a massive failure in what we, as Christians, are called to?

      A few examples of what we have failed to do…

      Several decades ago, a black mayor of a majority black city in my area had a breakfast meeting with me. To my astonishment, he told me he was considering switching to the Republican Party. I told him we would be glad to have him – except that he would never get elected in his city again – so what had brought this on? He told me he was sick of Democrats treating him and his city as if they were all thugs and bums. He said the only legislation they would help with is things decriminalizing drugs, easing off on the punishment of crime, and expanding welfare: that that was all they thought “black legislation” consisted of. He added that when he wanted something to help the law-abiding majority in his town to strengthen their families, to help them with work or with real infrastructure improvements, he always had to go to the Republicans anyway. We talked for a while. He was deeply offended – and more than a bit bitter at the casual unconscious slur he consistently got from Democratic legislators. I told him we would continue to be his allies, but he and I both knew if he made the switch it would end his career. I suggested he stay where he was, we would continue to lead on the serious legislation his city needed – and ask that if we had a close one where he could quietly help, he do so. That worked for us all. But I never forgot that conversation – and I never forgot the vehemence with which he spat the line, “We are not all thugs and bums and I am sick of the Democrats treating us as if we are.”

      The anti-God progressive left has succeeded where the Ku Klux Klan failed. It has atomized the black family, particularly in inner cities. In many of our cities there are hellholes of dysfunction and despair – and almost every city where this exists, the government has been led by anti-God progressives for at least two generations. While the dysfunction plays out on largely racial lines in America, that is not the root cause. In England, you have the same type of hellholes, mainly populated with impoverished whites. The result is the same. When you treat people like helpless animals, completely dependent on your largesse, many start to behave in animalistic faction. Both our government – and too many elements in our Churches – treat the poor with paternalistic disdain and preening self-regard. It is a form of animal husbandry, not brotherhood. The anti-God progressives have created a permanently dependent underclass in order to harvest their votes and use them as enforcers in mob actions to enhance the power of the progressives. This is racist to its core. The Black Lives Matter movement has led to increasing murder rates – and most of the newly murdered are black, killed by other blacks. Most of the businesses and homes destroyed in rioting are owned by blacks. So why does the progressive left not care about that? For the same reason they don’t care about the huge rate of black-on-black crime: because it is just black folks being killed and does not advance the narrative they prefer to seize more power. It is hideously racist. Yet we Christians and conservatives are busy defending ourselves against the charge of racism from the most successfully racist enterprise in American history: the progressive left – instead of holding them to account for their bigotry.

      So where were we when the progressives were making pockets of inner cities into hellholes? Most of us considered it not our affair. The progressives, in true Animal Farm fashion, replaced the old white exploiters with new, black exploiters. Then they screamed, “Racist,” if anyone seriously tried to stop exploitation. What did most of us do? Figured it was none of our business and retreated to the safety of ignoring it rather than submit ourselves to the calumny and vitriol we would be hit with if we tried to defend our brothers. Where were we when the progressives made many city school districts into support systems for progressive activists, students be damned? Just in the last week, the NAACP, which once advocated for black people, issued a call for restricting Charter Schools, which have been one of the few ways out of the ghetto for many minorities. In Chicago, the City averted a teachers strike by cutting back on Charter Schools. Both hideously racist propositions, designed to enhance the stranglehold of progressive activists at the expense of children’s needs and best interests. We sat by and let neighborhoods and schools be destroyed in the name of empowering progressive activists – and did it so people wouldn’t talk ugly about us. And we think we are the faithful remnant? We are moral cowards and sinners, glad to opine against the dead carcass of institutional racism that largely expired by the 80’s, but unwilling to challenge the new, more virulent racism visited by the progressive left.

      Let’s go back to first things. Man is made in God’s own image – all of us. As such, we hold a share in His divine dignity. If this is true (and the Bible says it is) we participate in a subordinate way in His fundamental nature. His fundamental nature is, through the procession of love between the Three Person of the Trinity, to create. He is the Creator. And since we are made in His image, we share most fully in His dignity when we love and act as subordinate creators. But that is what modern “philanthropists” will not hear of. They reserve to themselves the dignity of dispensing largesse and acting as creators, treating those they “help” as children of lesser gods, who must never be given the dignity or joy of creating anything by the work of their own hands. Though it plays out on largely racial lines because of the ghettoes of despair we allowed to be created, it is the classic master-subject relationship that has always been at the heart of tyrannical aspirations.

      I love St. John Paul’s frequent discussion of the concept of solidarity. It is the foundation of my belief in the concept of the Family of God. We are not to treat each other as greater and lesser, but as fellow workers in the Lord’s vineyard, as brothers and sisters. We are not called to simply dispense largesse to the poor and congratulate ourselves on our nobility. We are to accompany our brothers so that all may find the joy and dignity of acting as creators. We are not merely called to be philanthropists, but to help all to become philanthropists. What kind of brother would you be if you let your brother’s neighborhood be destroyed by dysfunction without fighting for him? What kind of brother would you be if you allowed activists to take over your family’s schools for their benefit instead of the children’s? Yet that is what we have done. We deride affirmative action – and usually rightly so – but what did we do to see that our brothers were not robbed of their right to an education? Not robbed of their right to real opportunity based on building their character through family and faith? We did not want any trouble. Now we have reaped a bitter harvest because of what we failed to do. And we dare to think God should take us to a place of safety while everyone else gets it? We should be crying mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa instead of patting ourselves on the back for our fidelity.

      Then there is the matter of abortion. Over 60 million killed in America since 1973. Thanks be to God, many have worked to stop it – and people of several faiths have come to respect each other’s faith for their mutual efforts. But we have certainly been ineffective against this ongoing holocaust. Thankfully, many clerics have found a newfound boldness in speaking and acting out against the Culture of Death St. John Paul spoke of. But how many times, particularly in the 70’s and 80’s, but even today, have you heard clerics say that poverty or unemployment is equally as bad as abortion? None of those clerics have solved poverty or unemployment with their pious pronouncements – and have often enabled those who made it worse – but they have given effective cover to the aggressors in this Culture of Death. And because of their assistance, we are now dealing with active euthanasia and the destruction of the health care system. How often have we, Catholics and Evangelicals, justified our vote for someone who was fundamentally an aggressor in the Culture of Death on the basis that some ancillary issue was equally important?

      When I was a teenager, there was an old man, Mr. Valentin, who lived in a house in back of us. He was a wonderful old man, full of lively stories and always with some cookies or cake to offer. I liked to visit with him. He was a German expatriate who had come to America after the war. Once we were talking about the war and what it was like to live in Germany then. He said, in passing, that he did not agree with how Hitler treated the Jews, but that he had been very good for the German economy – and that he thought Hitler was largely given a bad rap. I was stunned and horrified. I was polite, but I never visited him again, though I was pleasant when I saw him in passing. It has always been a part of my pondering how otherwise decent people can tolerate great evil when it is the norm in their cultural milieu. It troubles me a lot that, since then, I have seen us become a nation full of Mr. Valentins.

      Then there are the Churches. I hate the sterile, bloodless bureaucratic model that our whole culture has adopted in just about everything. I particularly loathe it in our Churches. Once, in private conversation with a Bishop, he surprised me when he mournfully said that when a Priest dies, he is quickly forgotten. I asked why he thought that. He said they have no families – and a Priest’s flock just moves on to the next to fill their needs. It struck a deep chord in me.

      I met a former Anglican Priest in Billings, Montana. A common theme I have is how poorly we treat Priests, and how terribly isolating it must be for them. We treat Priests like any other service person, consulting them when a problem arises, lining up to receive the Sacraments from them, but almost never acknowledging their humanity or treating them with the easy affection we would a friend or family member. This Priest has five children at home – and agreed it was a terrible problem. He said his family regularly has picnics and family events to which he invites Priests in the area, so they can participate in an active family life, to share in affection and joy as well as benediction – and it helps a lot.

      We should always treat our Priests and Pastors with the respect due to them as spiritual fathers. But we should also treat them with the affection and intimacy we would a beloved Uncle. Yet most of us treat them like an appliance repairman: fix my problem and move on. And we think we are the faithful remnant?

      Yet many Priests and Pastors have bought into the bureaucratic model, as well. Too often they see parishioners as cogs in the Sacramental assembly line. I see Dioceses where they talk of being open to life, but the tuition for a high school student at a Catholic School is $12,000. How is a normal family that is open to life supposed to cope with that? Are our deeds matching our words? When they don’t, our actions give the lie to our pious words.

      We are called to be the Family of God. We have failed miserably. We are not the faithful remnant. If God was going to take the good little boys and girls to safety during this Storm, I don’t know anyone who would qualify. Oh, I don’t mix with many people who have actively assaulted our culture…but I don’t know many who have effectively defended it or acted as if they really mean to treat all their brothers and sisters as the Family of God.

      The good news is that, while there is no blameless faithful remnant, God is giving us the chance to audition for the role in this Storm. You be the refuge. You do it by being a participant in the Rescue that has already begun, unseen by the world. You do it by recognizing all the things you have failed to do – then set your jaw like flint and resolve to acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you. There will be no passive spectators taken to safety because of how good they have been, only active participants who choose to become a place of safety to all they encounter.

      If you do this, if you acknowledge God, take the next right step, and be a sign of hope to those around you, you will become a participant in the Rescue and truly earn a place among the faithful remnant. If we all do this, the Son of Man will find faith on earth when He comes again. But we should be thankful it is not now, for the best of us are not nearly as good as we think we are.

      Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

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      1. Timothy, this is a word of appreciation for all the many wonderful comments you have shared over the years in our community. I’d also like to apologize if you feel I came back at you too strongly. I really was stunned at your initial comment because of what I still perceive as mis-characterizing Charlie and his writing.

        That said, people are simply going to disagree on some things as we move along in sharing thoughts, reflections and discussions. Let’s move forward with continuing to share what we share and build one another up, if you’re willing to accept this apology. Whatever you decide: Peace of Christ be with you.

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    3. And how did Elijah react to the evil of his day?

      “The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. Elijah was a man like us; yet he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and for three years and six months, it did not rain upon the land. Then Elijah prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit.
      “My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you should stray from the truth and someone bring him back, he should know that whoever brings back a sinner from the error of his way will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” St. James, 5:16-20

      Pray for salvation of many, that God awaken the Catholic Church, particularly priests, to recognize and proclaim deceit in all its forms (abortion, homosexual et al behavior/civil unions, divorce & remarriage, fetal cell tainted injections of all kinds…..) with a firm purpose of amendment. Next, let there be a “drought” of tech. No internet, no credit cards, no ATMS, no banking, no business (no tv, no radio?).

      When money, food and supplies wane and idleness and discomfort set in, by the Grace of God may thoughts of Heaven and eternal life surface and, hopefully, Church activities become the source of new life, with vigor and humility. Then, let not the flour and oil run out, Lord, as was done with the hospitality of the widow of Zarepath and may our families and neighbors be saved from harm as we wait upon the Lord in trust, not presumption.

      However, if God the Father is in fact speaking to His faithful the coming necessity of a refuge in some places (be it in their own home or elsewhere), let He that has ears hear, and be ready. God’s messages are never limited to a chosen few – it is our own deafness, narrow-mindedness, that project limitations.

      God hardened Pharaoh’s heart to require signs of His Might not so much to convince Pharaoh but to convince the Israelites! What would it take for the Israelites to believe Moses (a murderer) and to obey that the blood on the lintel would protect from the Angel of death in that first Passover.


  6. Great piece and redo piece, Charlie! Funny you mention young people coming forward, for just a few days ago, I wrote on one of Desmond’s pieces that what I was noticing a lot on the news was that young people are really stepping up their protests against war! They are our future!!! The young people I’m seeing have been giving me much hope🥰

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  7. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    No long ago I would have easily written-off anything from Pat Robertson …. but ….
    These-Days there is little doubt we are in an Evil Perfect Storm and we believe God is in control and He works His plan through ALL kinds of people! ….. SIGNS EVERYWHERE!!

    For ALL you folks that live in “Nice Neighborhoods” embedded in Democrat ****Holes …. Past Time to Wake-Up!! This Neighborhood is trying to secede from Atlanta for obvious reasons!


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  8. I sympathize with Ukrainians, even though during WWII it was Ukrainian nationalist troops that committed most hideous imaginable crimes on the eastern Polish civilians when assisting Soviet army – slaughtering 50,000-60,000 civilians, doing this mostly on Sundays, encircling the churches during masses and killing the Polish citizens, often torturing them first for joy by cutting alive in half with a seasaw, pulling out eyes out of sockets first, putting live kids on sharp stakes, cutting off heads… It is called in history books “Wolyn Massacre”.
    I am impressed by how patriotic Ukrainians are, but on the other hand I am concerned that they only say “Glory to Ukraine”, and this sole nationalism without reference to God led to Wolyn Massacre in the past…Where is “Glory be to God?” …

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    1. I had no idea, Pawel. Mercy. Was this all Ukrainian people – both east and west – who assisted the Russians? I have read that the ethnic, cultural and political differences even among the Ukrainians themselves goes centuries deep.

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      1. Not sure Beckita, anyway enough to say that Stepan Bandera who was one of the prominent figures behind the Wolyn massacre, was recognized as a national hero by Ukrainian parliament in 2010 , it was only under international pressure that this title was revoked in 2011… Anyway there is something wrong with Ukrainian nationalism if such a figure still has a significant popularity among Ukrainians… This is why I’m concerned hearing only “Glory to Ukraine”.

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        1. That’s really telling, Pawel, +Jesus, Mercy+

          After reading all the very good articles and learned commentary posted here on the very-mucho-complexo history of that region, I wondered to myself how the region, with know corrupt ties to Dems and all that, I wondered how far that corruption reached—to what level of involvement, etc.

          It’s so convoluted, much like the politics, oh, everywhere, TDL is THE only option to keep one’s sanity.

          In some respects there is certain comfort knowing this. TDL/TNRS: how brilliantly simple and complex all at once. Not unlike our awesome Triune God—-ever ancient yet ever new.

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        2. Lord have mercy, Pawel. I get what you’re saying. I just read your comment after noticing there was an “acceptable” type of peaceful protest in Canada which involves those who support the Bandera movement in Ukraine. Turns out the deputy PM to Trudeau, Chrystia Freeland, posed with the pro neo-Nazi Bandera Ukrainians during a recent rally in Canada. This brings understanding to some of the media’s outrage at the use of Nazi symbols and the Star of David during the Canadian Truckers’ Convoy. Those truckers knew exactly the point they were making.

          Makes me take pause to wonder at how impoverished in historical knowledge are the majority of people – including me. But how essential such knowledge and its commensurate understanding is for one who aspires to governmental leadership or journalism in our world. Throw in the abounding partisan narratives rather than a seeking for truth and what a mess.

          Grateful anew that God has a Plan and He is eager for us to take up our wee, yet, powerful part in co-creating with Him a world renewed with HIM at the center of everything we are and do. For sure and certain, in my view, we’re capable of destroying ourselves without Him.

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          1. I just read the link you posted below. It doesn’t take much imagination to see that if (if), indeed, by backing “Ukraine” the talking heads/globalists, really mean backing “pro-Neo Nazi Bandera Ukrainians” and not peaceful, freedom-loving, faith, family, country Ukrainians, the seeds are being sowed for another Persecution.

            If those two names are being used (deceptively) simultaneously, to take control of the narrative, that is now flooding the world’s talking heads, what bad can possibly happen, right?! (Aaargh)

            It would be very good thing for us to speak about Bandera/Wolyn Massacre/Chrysta Freeland’s support in Canada, etc, not in an authoritative way, but as a way to encourage sobriety, more study, etc, before we blindly jump into support of any narrative/demonstration.

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            1. That’s it, LL. Take caution and “encourage sobriety, more study, etc, before we blindly jump into support of any narrative/demonstration.” It’s mind boggling to me how vast is the worldwide corruption. It’s equally overwhelming, in the very best of ways, to consider how Aslan is on the move… and the corrupted edifices are all coming down as the Tower of Babel… so we can clear the debris and get on with chop, chop, chopping our way – with exquisitely lovely carvings – into a New Beginning.

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  9. PS:

    DO NOT get sucked into The Democrat/Media driven Ukraine Hysteria.
    It’s to late to do much except PRAY for them.
    THEY are/will use Ukraine as a distraction from the ChinaPlague Hoax and Re-Set High Crimes against Humanity Op!

    Have Ya noticed that ChinaPlague Mandates are all but disappeared as of The State of the Union Show today….. as is Dr Death & Henchmen too?
    Media is back to Russia, Russia, RUSSIA with Usual Suspects @ CNN/CNBC mumbling about Trump This-n-That.

    Soon THEY will pretend that the past two years of lies, misrepresentation and Destruction of USA Economy and Mom/Pop Middle Class ….. AND DEATH ….. was just some kind of “Blip” that needs to be FORGOT!!

    I’m NOT FORGETTING and I trust YOU won’t either!?

    TIME to watch China/Taiwan AND the godless “Great” Global Re-Set Monsters ….. Here & Abroad!


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    1. This makes a lot of sense to me, CD, and I have come to similar conclusions.

      To borrow from Joette Calabrese, “whatever the billboards tell you to do—do the opposite” <—-This cracks me up, but sadly, it is reliable. Especially if you put "network news" in there instead, Aaaargh.

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    1. “Arise, O Lord, and let Thy enemies be scattered and let them that hate Thee flee from before Thy Face.” My Jesus Mercy!

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      1. From Psalm 68, I love this Scripture (in a slightly different form), “Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, let them that hate Him flee from His holy Face”. St. Athanasius said it would cause the demons to flee!

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  10. You did it again, Charlie. For the sake of time, I could only read about the first half of your article, but I didn’t have to go any further to see that you are a very gifted man in how you share your views and observations. You say that you no longer give prophesy, but actually Our Lord is guiding you by the clarity of your writings while revealing the truth and errors of the world at large. That is God-inspired. You have confirmed my own thinking on the current conditiion of our sick world. I am totally impressed with your humility. That is your biggest asset. In your humility, God has blessed you in promoting truth while exposing the sins and errors we all face. God bless you, Charlie. Be at peace.

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  11. Thank you Charlie for reposting. I have been hoping against hope that we would not go down the dark path. Since Russia attacked, War Room’s Steve Bannon has been pushing all to read Barbara Tuchman’s Guns of August, the novel detailing Europe’s entry into WW1 because he also clearly thinks we are going there too.
    Your statement “The hard truth is that many of your worst fears are likely to come to pass” confirms that we are at the moment. I hope we are prepared. I do not feel it. God help us all. Again, thank you.

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    1. Hi everyone, I wanted to share this video by a Christian “prepper” named Christa Swartz on her Prepsteaders YouTube channel. She posted three videos on How to Prepare for Imminent War. In this video she emphasizes taking the next right step. 🙂 She links to resources that may be helpful to some of us. God bless you all!

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      1. Hi, Marie! When I cleared this comment, somehow the link didn’t make it; apparently it got deleted. Would you please repost it? 🙂


  12. This “Men of Goodwill” by Michael Voris was very uplifting and encouraging.

    I really liked how at the end he used crystal-clear language to differentiate between people stuck in sins against chastity but very much desiring freedom/God and yet finding themselves imprisoned there versus those who are there and seek to draw-in as many as possible. In order to turn this around, the former need to be tended to with extraordinary love, care, patience, the hospital of sacraments—>a hand up when falls occur. The later (and all, of course, myself included) we continue to commend to our prayers.

    I love Anne, A Lay Apostle/DFOT saying about this storm; “A Rescue Mission for Souls.” When I find myself wobbling, this phrase, along with TNRS, is very mooring. +TYG+

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  13. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    ChinaJoe & Ventriloquists In-Action ….. China Invades before years end I’d wager ;-(
    ….Wat!!?? …. is everthing we’re watching a Global Re-Set Done Deal!!!??

    China ignores US Sanctions ’cause ChinaJoe is “On de Job” ;-(

    THEY, Global, are so deep into corruption on so many fronts that THEY may well trigger a Doomsday Self Destruct Trigger rather than Face the Music! ;-(


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  14. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! … PM 😉



    Oh! It’s just those Silly “Teen” Pranksters…… Move Along!! …. or you will be reported to the FBI as a potential 6 Jan “Terrorist” Supporter! ;-(


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  15. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    St Katharine Drexel from Wealth to Poverty
    ….. & STILL Kicking-Out Good Men ;-(

    Does anyone here believe the “studies’ that claim ChinaPlague Vaxx did more good than harm …… or ANYTHING from the lips of CDC, NIH, WHO, HHS or LeftMedia Talking Heads??

    The Biden/Harris Ventriloquist’s Admin. is full of unserious Radicals!

    Swamp DC will only be cleaned out after Good Guys win Civil War &/or Divine Intervention!

    Long Past Time for Producer Class to FLEE!!!

    I’m sure glad I got to see St Louis and a dozen other USA Cities before they became uninhabitable Democrat ****Holes! ;-(


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  16. Everyone heard the expression “When you point the finger at others, there’s 3 other fingers pointing back yourself.” This is especially true of politicians, what has the UN, NATO, Biden, & Trudeau have done diffuse the crisis in Ukrane? The oppresive globalist actions & policies in the past 2 years, has made people protest the tyranny, and leaders like Trudeau & Biden are more than enthusiastic about pouring gasoline on the crisis in Ukrane like dogs of war. The UN or NATO could of calmed down Russia diffusing the situation by promissing not setup NATO assets & bases in Ukrane, but they’re doing the exact opposite with economic warfare. How is slapping a big angry Russian bear on the nose suppose to calm that bear down?

    While Putin & Russia may have overreacted and gone too far, the Globalists want WAR so they can push their tyrannical global government agenda from another angle. The Globalists have no intention of giving up.

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      1. For sure Crewdog, this nightmare wont end until the Globalists are removed from power permanently and UN-Global government is crushed like Babylon & pagan Rome.

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  17. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    “Wise” Latina votes with/for “phony centrist” KY Guv.


    Check-Out all the Pfizer Articles ……. Skeletons fallin’ out of de Closet!

    Tell US it ain’t so, ChinaJoe!!

    THEY can’t stand The Truth!

    I have doubts there will be a 22 Election!?/


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      1. This is old news, Little One, and from this secular source comes negative reporting with secular opinions. Catholic resources have covered this problem as well. The diocese is making an effort to rectify the situation by baptizing correctly. Every sacrament to be valid must have correct matter and form. It’s simply the way the Church works.

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      2. And this is true as well for certain wording in the Mass; it cannot be changed or the Mass is invalid, even if widespread. We must be vigilant and move away from these errors (which BTW have been prophesied) and find faithful priests.


  18. In other news, here’s a quite-readable report that I’m 34 pages into reading. It’s the Wisconsin Office of the Special Counsel’s Second Investigative Report on the Apparatus & Procedures of the Wisconsin Election System. The Special Councel did a deep dive into obvious election cheating in Wisconsin in November 2020 and before.

    Click to access osc-second-interim-report.pdf

    I downloaded it to read at leisure.

    Thank goodness, some honest people are still on the case.

    God bless and keep you, friends ~
    Sister Bear

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    This link from Crewdog is eyeopening.
    He shows how the great re-set has taken over all the banks, so that even the Swiss banks have to co-
    operate, everyone has to be on same page. So all the elites say look what we can accomplish when
    we all work together. Perhaps start at the 11:00 minute mark, or even later- just listen.
    Thanks CD for posting this!

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  20. JESUS = GOOD NEWS! …;-)

    While the USA Democrats and THEIR Radical Climate Change Masters choke off the USA Fossil Fuel Industries and WRECK Our Economy, China, Russia, India & Brazil (BRIC) will do as THEY please and laugh all the way to the Bank whilst laughing off Democrat Fringe Tree Huggers.

    What about the China/Korea Front!?

    Is ChinaJoe’s Ventriloquist making sure that there will not be enough Men/Gear in/near the Far East to to defend Our Interests & Friends Over-There!?
    Bye de Bye!
    Where be Hunter? Is he been busy in his basement studio producing $500K Finger Paintings for his adoring “Art Fans” …. or perhaps he’s “Negotiating the Taiwan Hand-Off” and insuring The Big Guy gets his 10%? ……. Inquiring Minds would like to know?


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