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Fascism and Fauci

(1) Medical Fascism, or, the Doctrine of Vaccination (The Pipeline)

“The National Library of Medicine informs us that more than half of all German physicians joined the Nazi Party, ‘surpassing the Party enrollments of all other professions.’ Another study observes that research has shifted to elucidating the motivations of the medical community for such a transition from healer to political operative, incentives that include the glorification of the profession, improved incomes, and purging the profession of undesirables. As always, the political juggernaut advances under the mantle of national health, leading to a society that has been effectively vaccinated against democratic governance.”

Weekend 519.0

(1) Olympic Fanfare and Theme (The Original 1984 Recording)

(2) Canon Snappy 50 & Snappy 84

Weekend Pilgrimage

The Slipper Chapel“O God, may we dwell with You in the gathering of Your holy people, the Church.”

I spent the weekend on pilgrimage in Walsingham at the Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady. I’ll post photos (see updates) shortly but as a primer of the importance of Walsingham to England and to Catholics this video with Kevin Turley and Joseph Pearce is exceptional. My pilgrimage occurred during the feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time.

(1) A walk through Walsingham with Joseph Pearce (YouTube)

(2) Here’s the story of how the feast of Christ the King came about (Catholic News Agency)

(3) The Wilton Diptych at the National Gallery

(4) Our Lady of Walsingham Installed in Chapel of St George in Cathedral

(5) Converts of the Catholic Literary Revival – Featuring Joseph Pearce (YouTube)

(6) The Statue of Our Lady of Walsingham

(7) Prayer in reparation for the destruction of the Original Shrine in 1538
Heavenly Father, we pray in thanksgiving for the opportunity today of praying in the National Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham.

Heavenly Father, we pray in reparation for the untold sacrilege of the Mass and the Blessed Eucharist which was committed during the English Reformation.

Father, in Your mercy accept our prayer of reparation for the destruction by our ancestors of so much which was holy, and especially the dishonoring of Your holy and Blessed Mother Mary.

We praise and thank You and humbly ask You to hear and accept our prayers of reparation and intercession.

Our Lady of Walsingham, Our Lady of Reconciliation, we come before you in humble prayer and ask you to intercede for us and reconcile us with your Son Jesus and His Church. Lay before Him our prayer of reparation this day and obtain for us the graces of conversion of life, reconciliation with our enemies, especially those within our own families. May faith and peace return to our Nation and may it once again be proud to be knows as the Dowry of Mary. Amen.

Sources: Daily Meditations on the Psalms and Pilgrim Handbook: Celebrating the Joy of Mary at the Annunciation

Walsingham (Flickr)

Rented a car for this trip. Considered biking from Norwich but great British weather. This was some serious white knuckle motoring. It was easier driving in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany.

What day is it?

(1) THE LARK ASCENDING (performed as originally heard)

(2) BUILDING A SCALE MODEL CAR KIT : Volkswagen Golf Gti Mk2 Full Build – Step by Step – ASMR – Revell

(3) Everything We Know About the Next Spaceship Earth Update at EPCOT

Weekend 518.1

(1) When you realize you’re losing control….

YoungRippa59 waxing poetic about fiat currency, the Austrian School of Economics, and monopoly money. Hayek and Friedman will have the last laugh.

Weekend 518.0

And while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

American Pie by Don McLean

(1) Spy Kim Philby died disillusioned with communism (The Guardian)

His habit was fuelled by his sorrow over what he saw around him, she added. “Kim believed in a just society and devoted his whole life to communism. And here he was struck by disappointment, brought to tears. He said, ‘Why do old people live so badly here? After all, they won the war.'”

(2) Acceptance Address by Mr. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Templeton Prize)

(3) The Pope and the President (The Catholic Thing)

(4) Christmas by John Betjeman

No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare –
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine.

All Saints

Fantasia“God trains His people, His soldiers, for spiritual warfare. But as St. Paul taught us, we are not contending against human enemies but against the spirits of darkness that inspire the wicked. Against these we don the helmet of salvation, the sword of the Spirit, and breastplate of faith, and we train ourselves in righteousness and love.” Daily Meditations on the Psalms

“These are the ones who have survived the time of great distress; they have washed their robes and made them white in the Blood of the Lamb.” Rv 7:14

(1) French Catholics are often targets of Islamist terror (The Times)

(2) Catholics are Under Attack (The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters)

Weekend 517.2

Did you watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown?

I was in Oxford on Saturday to see Morecambe play Oxford United. The Shrimps lost 3-1, but it was competitive, and there were missed chances by both clubs during some exciting play. The League One table has Plymouth on top with Oxford United in sixth. Other notable clubs are Portsmouth in thirteenth. Portsmouth is owned by Michael Eisner and his Tornante investment group.

(1) Cast Your Fate to the Wind by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Weekend 517.1

(1) Ultima IV Remastered 1.21

(1a) Ultima IV megafix for Apple II

Yellen: Itemize your baseball cards

(1) The IRS Wants To Tax You on the Money You Haven’t Even Earned Yet (YouTube)

Weekend 517.0

Early start; I got my reasons.

(1) Fringe Intro [1985] [HD]

(2) Pink Floyd’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason – Remixed & Updated will be released on 29 October 2021

(3) Two books from Steven Levy that should be on every shelf:

(3a) Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution

(3b) Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer that Changed Everything

(4) Slim titles with a BIG punch:

(4a) John Betjeman: Poems Selected by Hugo Williams (published by Faber and Faber Ltd.)

(4b) Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot

(4c) The Book in the Cathedral by Christopher de Hamel

One from Hoyt…

(1) Hold On (According to Hoyt)

“It is tempting to attribute it to malice. And there is malice. As I said, any ideology that sanctifies envy is not on the side of angels. BUT it’s not as coordinated and epic malice as you’d think. It’s just…performative stupidity and thinking they can say the right words and magically there will be rainbows and unicorns.”

America Gone Mad

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Saint Fauci

(1) Report: Fauci’s NIH Division Partially Funded Insects Eating Beagles Alive (Breitbart)

(2) Fauci Awarded $1 Million Israeli Prize For ‘Speaking Truth To Power’ Amid Pandemic (NPR)

(3) Fauci’s agency admits it funded gain-of-function work in Wuhan: What else are they keeping from us? (NY Post)

(4) The internet got a glimpse of Dr. Fauci’s home office and they want more (Mashable)

(5) In ‘Fauci,’ A Big-screen Portrait of a Pandemic Superstar (WTTW)

(6) Joan Baez discusses her ‘mutual fanship’ with Fauci (The Hill)

(7) He belongs under a prison (YoungRippa59)


Weekend 516.0

(1) Opening to Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman 1989 VHS

(2) Ireland With Emily by Sir John Betjeman

Has it held, the warm June weather?
Draining shallow sea-pools dry,
When we bicycled together
Down the bohreens fuchsia-high.
Till there rose, abrupt and lonely,
A ruined abbey, chancel only,
Lichen-crusted, time-befriended,
Soared the arches, splayed and splendid,
Romanesque against the sky.

Myfanwy by Sir John Betjeman

Kind o’er the kinderbank leans my Myfanwy,
White o’er the playpen the sheen of her dress,
Fresh from the bathroom and soft in the nursery
Soap scented fingers I long to caress.

Were you a prefect and head of your dormit’ry?
Were you a hockey girl, tennis or gym?
Who was your favourite? Who had a crush on you?
Which were the baths where they taught you to swim?

Smooth down the Avenue glitters the bicycle,
Black-stockinged legs under navy blue serge,
Home and Colonial, Star, International,
Balancing bicycle leant on the verge.

Trace me your wheel-tracks, you fortunate bicycle,
Out of the shopping and into the dark,
Back down the avenue, back to the pottingshed,
Back to the house on the fringe of the park.

Golden the light on the locks of Myfanwy,
Golden the light on the book on her knee,
Finger marked pages of Rackham’s Hans Anderson,
Time for the children to come down to tea.

Oh! Fullers angel-cake, Robertson’s marmalade,
Liberty lampshade, come shine on us all,
My! what a spread for the friends of Myfanwy,
Some in the alcove and some in the hall.

Then what sardines in half-lighted passages!
Locking of fingers in long hide-and-seek.
You will protect me, my silken Myfanwy,
Ring leader, tom-boy, and chum to the weak.