3.10.09

Tribute to the man made god

I was laughted at during the summer of 2008 when I called him an antichrist. Today I present this.



God save us from the man made god.

Just another reason why democracy fails the people it is supposed to represent.

Dieu le Roy.
Brantigny

URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNu9Hx_BmEg

d'Elbée

Elena Maria has posted a redirect about one of my heroes, Louis d'Elbée. I am inspired by the bravery of these men and women of the Vendee. When given the choice between life and faith the stood for the faith.


The French Revolution is often portrayed as a popular uprising by the common people against corrupt aristocrats and yet the army d'Elbée and his troops joined was led by a peddler (Jacques Cathelineau) and a gamekeeper (Jean-Nicolas Stofflet).more...

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Elena-Maria,

Vive le Roi
Brantigny

America as the last man standing

Robert Banaugh has posted this on Catholic Monarchists, Thanks and a tip of the beret.

'In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: who lost Europe?'

Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots and announcing the Facing Jihad Conference in Jerusalem.

Dear friends,

Thank you very much for inviting me.

I come to America with a mission. All is not well in the old world. There is a tremendous danger looming, and it is very difficult to be optimistic. We might be in the final stages of the Islamization of Europe. This not only is a clear and present danger to the future of Europe itself, it is a threat to America and the sheer survival of the West. The United States is the last bastion of Western civilization, facing an Islamic Europe.

First I will describe the situation on the ground in Europe. Then, I will say a few things about Islam. To close I will tell you about a meeting in Jerusalem.

The Europe you know is changing.

You have probably seen the landmarks.. But in all of these cities, sometimes a few blocks away from your tourist destination, there is another world. It is the world of the parallel society created by Muslim mass-migration.

All throughout Europe a new reality is rising: entire Muslim neighborhoods where very few indigenous people reside or are even seen. And if they are, they might regret it. This goes for the police as well. It's the world of head scarves, where women walk around in figureless tents, with baby strollers and a group of children. Their husbands, or slaveholders if you prefer, walk three steps ahead. With mosques on many street corners. The shops have signs you and I cannot read. You will be hard-pressed to find any economic activity. These are Muslim ghettos controlled by religious fanatics. These are Muslim neighborhoods, and they are mushrooming in every city across Europe. These are the building-blocks for territorial control of increasingly larger portions of Europe, street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood, city by city.

There are now thousands of mosques throughout Europe. With larger congregations than there are in churches. And in every European city there are plans to build super-mosques that will dwarf every church in the region. Clearly, the signal is: we rule.

Many European cities are already one-quarter Muslim: just take Amsterdam, Marseille and Malmo in Sweden.In many cities the majority of the under-18 population is Muslim. Paris is now surrounded by a ring of Muslim neighborhoods. Mohammed is the most popular name among boys in many cities.

In some elementary schools in Amsterdam the farm can no longer be mentioned, because that would also mean mentioning the pig, and that would be an insult to Muslims.

Many state schools in Belgium and Denmark only serve halal food to all pupils.. In once-tolerant Amsterdam gays are beaten up almost exclusively by Muslims. Non-Muslim women routinely hear 'whore, whore'. Satellite dishes are not pointed to local TV stations, but to stations in the country of origin.

In France school teachers are advised to avoid authors deemed offensive to Muslims, including Voltaire and Diderot; the same is increasingly true of Darwin. The history of the Holocaust can no longer be taught because of Muslim sensitivity.

In England Sharia courts are now officially part of the British legal system. Many neighborhoods in France are no-go areas for women without head scarves. Last week a man almost died after being beaten up by Muslims in Brussels, because he was drinking during the Ramadan.

Jews are fleeing France in record numbers, on the run for the worst wave of anti-Semitism since World War II.. French is now commonly spoken on the streets of Tel Aviv and Netanya, Israel. I could go on forever with stories like this. Stories about Islamization.

A total of fifty-four million Muslims now live in Europe. San Diego University recently calculated that a staggering 25 percent of the population in Europe will be Muslim just 12 years from now. Bernhard Lewis has predicted a Muslim majority by the end of this century.

Now these are just numbers. And the numbers would not be threatening if the Muslim-immigrants had a strong desire to assimilate. But there are few signs of that. The Pew Research Center reported that half of French Muslims see their loyalty to Islam as greater than their loyalty to France. One-third of French Muslims do not object to suicide attacks. The British Centre for Social Cohesion reported that one-third of British Muslim students are in favor of a worldwide caliphate. Muslims demand what they call 'respect'. And this is how we give them respect. We have Muslim official state holidays.

The Christian-Democratic attorney general is willing to accept Sharia in the Netherlands if there is a Muslim majority. We have cabinet members with passports from Morocco and Turkey.

Muslim demands are supported by unlawful behavior, ranging from petty crimes and random violence, for example against ambulance workers and bus drivers, to small-scale riots. Paris has seen its uprising in the low-income suburbs, the banlieus. I call the perpetrators 'settlers'. Because that is what they are. They do not come to integrate into our societies, they come to integrate our society into their Dar-al-Islam. Therefore, they are settlers.

Much of this street violence I mentioned is directed exclusively against non-Muslims, forcing many native people to leave their neighborhoods, their cities, their countries. Moreover, Muslims are now a swing vote not to be ignored. I

The second thing you need to know is the importance of Mohammed the prophet. His behavior is an example to all Muslims and cannot be criticized. Now, if Mohammed had been a man of peace, let us say like Ghandi and Mother Theresa wrapped in one, there would be no problem. But Mohammed was a warlord, a mass murderer, a pedophile, and had several marriages - at the same time. Islamic tradition tells us how he fought in battles, how he had his enemies murdered and even had prisoners of war executed. Mohammed himself slaughtered the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza. If it is good for Islam, it is good. If it is bad for Islam, it is bad.

Let no one fool you about Islam being a religion. Sure, it has a god, and a here-after, and 72 virgins. But in its essence Islam is a political ideology.. It is a system that lays down detailed rules for society and the life of every person. Islam wants to dictate every aspect of life. Islam means 'submission'. Islam is not compatible with freedom and democracy, because what it strives for is Sharia. If you want to compare Islam to anything, compare it to communism or national-socialism, these are all totalitarian ideologies.

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So-called journalists volunteer to label any and all critics of Islamization as a 'right-wing extremists' or 'racists'. In my country, the Netherlands, 60 percent of the population now sees the mass immigration of Muslims as the number one policy mistake since World War II. And another 60 percent sees Islam as the biggest threat. Yet there is a danger greater danger than terrorist attacks, the scenario of America as the last man standing. The lights may go out in Europe faster than you can imagine. An Islamic Europe means a Europe without freedom and democracy, an economic wasteland, an intellectual nightmare, and a loss of military might for America - as its allies will turn into enemies, enemies with atomic bombs. With an Islamic Europe, it would be up to America alone to preserve the heritage of Rome, Athens and Jerusalem.

Dear friends, liberty is the most precious of gifts. My generation never had to fight for this freedom, it was offered to us on a silver platter, by people who fought for it with their lives. All throughout Europe American cemeteries remind us of the young boys who never made it home, and whose memory we cherish. My generation does not own this freedom; we are merely its custodians. We can only hand over this hard won liberty to Europe's children in the same state in which it was offered to us. We cannot strike a deal with mullahs and imams. Future generations would never forgive us.. We cannot squander our liberties. We simply do not have the right to do so.

Geert Wilders is a Dutch Member of Parliament.


Dieu le Roy!
Brantigny

1.10.09

St Thomas More Model for Modern Catholics


Being laid up I have allowed myself to get on with my reading. While in Duke I got the urge to read a life of St Thomas More.

St. Thomas More, Model for Modern Catholics, by John Fink, is a new book. I was grateful to buy the only copy at the local Catholic store.

This is a short biography, just about 167 pages, not counting the notes or bibliography, yet Fink has managed to keep the life of this Saint very much alive. He is portrayed as being first and foremost human. St Thomas suffered from the same things we suffer from today, the temptation go along to get along. He did not succumb to that temptation.

John Fink gives a glimpse into the More family, remarkable in itself. An example of this, St Thomas operated the first school for women. He insisted that his daughters, adopted daughters and sons write him every day, pairing them up so that they would write him in Latin. His letters to them, also writen in Latin, were first translated into English and then re translated into Latin. St Thomas was himself a man of humour and wit, but not in a rude way. He comes across as a good father, and husband.

He communicated with another notable of the time, Erasmus. (My late father who much admired Erasmus once told me that Erasmus was the last person who could have possibly known everthing. Neither he nor St Thomas spoke the others native language so on visits they communicated solely in Latin.

St Thomas' other contemporary included Luther, with whom he argued the points of Catholicism and defended the Faith through his books. (His opinion of Luther and mine are parallel.) Tyndale too was a constant irritant, his English bible translation would probably have been accepted by St. Thomas had he not added anti-Church rantings and comentaries.

Of course St Thomas is mostly remembered for failing to accept King Henry's divorce and marriage to Anne Boleyn, yet this is not why he was eventually beheaded, although it certainly was the root cause. He was placed n the block because he refused to sign the Oath of Supremacy, which placed Henry above the pope in authority over the Catholics of England. In other words St Thomas foreshadowed the martyrdom of thousands of French Cathoilcs who refused to accept the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.

This is a well researched book, easy to read, and a great idea for a weekend, with a glass of wine. find it here...

Dieu le Roy!
Brantigny

A little about the sketch above which forms the cover of this book and aound which the story is told. If is looks as is it could have been drawn by Holbein, it was. This sketch was commissioned for a painting of his family. It is remarkable because it is so heart warmingly realistic. Another first, this is regarded as the first family, non ceremonial portrait in history. It looks as if the family is about to recite the evening office, common to this family, (how many of us recite the family office now? Too busy?)

It shows, St Thomas in the center, to his right his own father John More, Lady Alice More his 2nd wife is kneeling on a Prie-dieu, engaging a prayer book. Left to right are Elizabeth More, his adopted daughter Margaret Giggs (pointing out something to John who is ignoring her), Thomas' ward Ann Crescare, Thomas only son John More, Cecily More, and Margaret More. John Harris St Thomas secretary and Henry Patenson the More family fool, (a perhaps uncomplementary name in our century but 500 years ago it was popular to have a disabled person in a family for humour, St Thomas did not treat his in the manner and Henry was treated with the upmost respect and accompanied St Thomas on some of his travels.)