The Party of Death, having a party at the 116th Congress

I switched off the news for a couple of months.  After the Kavanaugh hearings and the midterms, I just couldn’t take it anymore.  As for TV, I just can’t deal any longer with three heads in boxes all shouting at the same time.

Anyway, because of the beginning of the 116th Congress, I turned the news back on and started paying attention to tweets and stories again.  Sigh.

The Party of Death has some real doozies in the 116th, don’t they?

And there’s this class act.   It’s bad enough when men are coarse in public.  It’s worse when women sink this low.  It reveals how we are slipping as a society.

The Party of Death, having a party at the 116th.

Yesterday I had the occasion to enter a real bookstore… with books!  I noted tables set bedecked with titles aimed at young women.  More than one had titles with vulgar words not so subtly masked with an * for one of the letters.

I firmly believe that one of the gifts God wired into women was the ability and the obligation of civilizing men.  Each year a new wave of young barbarians is launched into the world, and if there are no young women to settle them, to motivate them to settle as men – not as some cowed, ambiguous, metrosexualized, SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy) then chaos will grip our world.  Yet year by year, it seems, girls and women are being crafted – hyped up to something like rage – through the media and academia into bad replicas of uncivilized men.   Have you noticed that in movies and TV shows, more and more women are the killers who stack up big body counts?   Biology suggests that they will lose the battle that ensues, eventually.  But, hell, that’s what abortion is for, right?  The “sacrament” of liberals, their Non Serviam.

Okay, enough of this rant.

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  1. Pío Pío Pío says:

    For a long time now we’ve been hearing the rhetoric that abortion is the “Sacrament” of the Left. I used to think that this was quite a deft rhetorical move, but I felt like some greater parallels were needed to make the analogy stronger.

    Then I heard Dr. Peter Kreeft discussing how Satan uses the Good, the True, and the Beautiful and twists them to make a mockery of God. He explains how the priest’s words of consecration at Mass are “This is my body.” What do feminists screech to justify abortion? “THIS IS MY BODY!” A female “priestess” (instead of a male priest) offering the bloody (instead of unbloody) sacrifice of an innocent in the name of freedom. This is not real freedom, but rather slavery to sin and to the enduring psychological fallout that comes with it.

    On New Year’s Eve I was at a party and a 25-year-old friend of mine commented how she couldn’t find any guy to date who didn’t have significant “baggage.” When I asked her for examples, one of the guys she had briefly dated had helped his girlfriend procure an abortion and he was too destroyed by it to have a normal relationship going forward, according to her.

    Abortion ruins the life of the parents and destroys the life of an innocent baby, plain and simple. The fact that the Left sees it so “sacramentally” is nothing short of demonic.

  2. AA Cunningham says:

    Tlaib better be careful that she doesn’t cross paths with a devout muslim who will look upon her as an infidel, mutilate her genitals, bury her up to her neck and then stone her to death for not wearing a burqa.

    The next two years will provide plenty of ammunition that should be deftly used to defeat this cabal of ignorant, attention seeking, America hating nitwits in 2020.

  3. Luminis says:

    In Arizona the first openly bisexual woman was sworn into the US senate.Zhe refused to make the oath with her hand o. the bible, instead she made the oath with her hand on the constitution. Sign of the times.

  4. KT127 says:

    Thank you for the reminder, Father. I just edited a comment of mine on social media to remove the swearing and the obvious replacements for swear words. (My mother insisted those were just as unacceptable.) The subject matter deserves righteous anger but I can convey that without swearing.

    I need to stop the habit altogether but it is surprisingly hard to drop.

  5. MrsMacD says:

    KT127 Don’t give up! I went to public school and picked up the terrible words. First you replace the vulgar words with words that sound similar but aren’t, ie ‘sugar,’ unless you really stub your toe. Then you replace the similar words with blessings. Remember Job? He blessed God when everyone thought he should curse Him. That’s perfection. Nothing Helps like confession and NEVER type the words, accidents are accidents, typing is not an accident. I think the only ‘bad word’ St. Joan of Arc left the commander of her army was ‘Blessed, be God!’

    I am one of the women who used to talk like that poor duped lady, though I always, thank you Holy God, loved babies. I am convinced that women need to turn around to turn society around. I sometimes wonder if a woman, a mother, is going to lead us out of this mess… Hmmm… yes, SHE will!

  6. John Grammaticus says:

    Part of the problem is that the US is just too big to be effectively governed

  7. KateD says:

    Mom Life Hack: To prevent evil stuff from leaking into the house via TV simply….


    Then it CAN’T be turned back on again.

    A peripheral benefit is that it also reduces incidences of disgust and disbelief and therefore the number of times the palm of one’s hand smacks one’s face.

  8. KateD says:

    A very good and holy priest advised praying 3 Hail Marys aloud for each profanity spoken.

    It’s been an on-going struggle.

    Now when I slip up a chorus of Hail Marys breaks out around the house from my children….which reminds me how little ears hear everything. That increases my resolve to cease the horrid habit.

    It used to really upset my kids when they would hear the Lord’s name used in vain when we were out and about. They started responding with, ‘Blessed be His name from ages unto ages!”.


    “Sit nomen Dómini benedíctum! (Blessed be the Name of the Lord!) This prayer is a reparation for blasphemy. If one hears someone take the Name of the Lord in vain, it is good to say this prayer. The response to this prayer is “ex hoc nunc, et usque in sæculum!” (“from this time forth for evermore!”) or “per ómnia saecula saeculórum” (“unto ages of ages”).”

    We pray it in English so as not to confuse the person emitting the profanity.

    Or if someone exclaims”Jesus!” They exuberantly complete the prayer by adding, “Mary and Joseph! We love you! Save souls!”

  9. Arthur McGowan says:

    There are 45 Jesuit alumni in Congress, with 34 being pro-abortion Democrats.

  10. Hate to disagree with you Fr. Z, but, speaking as a woman myself, I can assure you that women are the same barbarians that men are, and they need just as much civilizing from society as men do.

    It’s nice and romantic for men to idealize women as angels from heaven, as men so often do, but believe me, we’re not. We just happen to be prettier, and to exhibit our barbarity in different ways. Sure, we tend to be sticklers about cleanliness, table manners, and gracious living–and we don’t have men’s testosterone-fueled physical aggression and competitiveness.

    But we can be every bit as nasty and aggressive as men in our own little passive-aggressive ways (self-pity, etc.), and we compete to the death–with other women, over looks, clothes, treats, househ0ld furnishingsa, high status-men. And if we don’t get the first three, it’s nag, nag, nag–and then maybe off to divorce court in order to search for someone richer and better. Want to find out what women are really like? Work at a job where your fellow employees are mostly women. I have. It was a jungle of backbiting, shirking, and, of course, self-pity. No one, male or female, enjoys working for a female boss, as many a study has shown. [Try living in a seminary where women, and womanish-men- run your life.]

    Men need women to civilize them–and women need men to civilize them, too. Naturally speaking–and left to our own devices–we’re vain, selfish, greedy (without really wanting to work for a living), and so sensitive to status hierarchies and our own compulsion to conform that we follow whatever silly ideological fad that the women we deem higher-status feed us: wearing “pussy hats,” believing Christine Blasey Ford just because, elevating abortion, which ought to fill women with horror, to sacramental status (case in point: op-ed in today’s Washington Post: “I want to perform abortions, but my medical school didn’t teach me how–boo hoo, pity me!”). We women don’t bother to think, and in most cases, we can’t. We just follow our emotions wherever they lead.

    There is a reason that St. Paul said that a man is head of his wife, and a wife should submit to her husband as the Church submits to Christ. One of our best-kept little womanly secrets is that we secretly love dominant men, and we secretly despise male-feminist wusses whom we can push around. Look at Gloria Steinem: When she finally got married, she married some richie-rich who probably didn’t take a lot of guff from her–or he let it all float past him, smiling indulgently all the while at that cute little Gloria and her patter. If men hadn’t rolled over and played dead decades ago when feminists started gearing up with their campaign of man-hatred, we wouldn’t be in the fix we’re in, with marriage rates in terminal decline and frightening large percentages of children growing up without their fathers. Men’s job is to be head of their households and exercise appropriate authority. Women’s job is to make a home for their men. It’s the job of both to civilize their children, who are little barbarians whatever their sex from the moment they emerge from the womb.

    It’s not that there aren’t women saints–I love and admire them all. But remember that when the serpent got going in Eden, he started working on Eve, not Adam, appealing to her characteristic female vanity and her lame female brain (humans could be gods–really?). Then all it took was for Eve to offer the apple to pushover, female-romanticizing Adam, and we were done for.

    [Here’s the problem. You made a jump from what I said to something I didn’t say. I said that women civilize men. You jumped to conclude that I idealize women, that I don’t think women are members of the fallen humanity, that women don’t have faults. I assure you, having not ever fallen off any turnip truck, and having heard confessions for almost 30 years, I think I get it. Just as our gifts are complementary, so too our faults are mutually corrosive. And, while I despise most of what she holds, kudos to Camille Paglia.]

  11. Nandarani says:

    No television since childhood; internet is the problem, or was. I rarely go to drugereport. And if I do I refuse to dwell on or think about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and what she thinks. Looks like she will be around for a while but God will take her down a stitch or two; I abstain entirely from the sites I used to visit when my interests were in analyzing aspects of the culture. I am M u c h happier. Instead, I am into old pdf’s, or rather, pdf’s of old books from when Catholicism was traditional all the way through. I’m benefitting mightily from Abandonment to Divine Providence, by Fr. de Caussade, who wrote during the 18th century: his letters of spiritual direction are just as good as the book. Another old pdf for you – Fr. Faber’s At the Foot of the Cross – for helping with really getting into the seven dolours at more than a superficial level. That’s only two of the books I am reading via pdf.

  12. Hi Fr. Z!

    My apologies for misreading you–but I can’t resist pointing out that the Rashida Talib situation isn’t about women failing to civilize men. It’s about men–or indeed anyone–failing to civilize Rashida Talib. When you let women run wild–and run their mouths with whatever they feel like–you get Bacchantes and Erinyes (Camille Paglia would resonate to that!). Talib is getting kudos all around from every Dem from Nancy Pelosi on down. They love it! They want more! And if you dare to point out that maybe using the M/F word with respect to the President isn’t appropriate in polite discourse, especially in public by an elected member of Congress whose salary is being paid by us taxpayers, you will be condemned as a misogynist, Islamophobe, or whatever.

    [Bacchantes and Erinyes – great image. I actually got a momentary shiver. And your point about being our employee is a good one.]

  13. JustaSinner says:

    Love the tranny flag. Reminds me of the Hendrix tune, “If 6 Was 9”, ‘I’m going to wave my freak high…High!”

  14. JonPatrick says:

    I gave up watching the news some time ago, even talk radio except when Mark Steyn is on as he has a way of finding the humor in current events. Fortunately Mrs. JonPatrick is addicted to Fox News so if anything important happens like a nuclear bomb gets dropped on Boise or something then I will hear about it.

    After 8 years of our state being run by a conservative fiscally responsible governor, my state went nuts and went all out for the most left wing moonbats they could find so between that and the “don’t allow Trump a win at any costs” Congress we may be in for a rough ride over the next 2-4 years.

  15. KT127 says:

    MrsMacD and KateD, thank you for the tips and the encouragement. I will keep working at it!

  16. Kerry says:

    From “Feeding Cthulu”, a post of the ZippyCatholic, (r.i.p):
    “The lie at the center of liberalism is its claim to metaphysical neutrality within some political scope, when in fact metaphysical neutrality is always impossible. Politics just is authoritative discrimination in support of some particular conception of the good.

    With that in mind, I propose the following honest definitions of liberal slogans:

    Freedom: Comprehensively enforced societal approval of a particular permutation space of preferences, along with the claim that this particular set of preferences is metaphysically neutral.

    Equality: The reconstruction of the world by politics to make it as if a certain set of facts were not true, along with the claim that the selection of the set of facts to be suppressed is metaphysically neutral.

    Rights: The set of non-negotiable preferences which must be forced on everyone, along with the claim that doing so does not favor certain preferences over others.”

  17. Semper Gumby says:

    Fr. Z wrote: “Yet year by year, it seems, girls and women are being crafted – hyped up to something like rage – through the media and academia into bad replicas of uncivilized men.” Yep.

    A few more examples from Congress are Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, and Mazie Hirono.

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said in response to critics of her numerous errors, “There’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

    The Party of Death is replicating the “moral” rage of 20th century socialist regimes. Rage, not facts, is how the Party of Death harvests most of their votes.

    As for the ability of the Party of Death and socialists to lead the country to a Brighter Tomorrow someone once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

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