Thursday, January 31, 2019

Virtues And Gifts

Our diocesan retreat's over and the conferences were excellent. A classical exposition of the virtues, theological and cardinal, and their perfection under the impulse of the sevenfold gifts of the Spirit. 

So for example, the gift of understanding perfects the infused virtue of faith, giving us profound insight into divine truth. And on; thank you Fr. Ward for bringing Aquinas to Texas along with the tried and true application of the matter in hand to the lives of the Saints, living icons of the Spirit's munificence.

It was all good but I was struck by this. The gift of fortitude or courage perfects the moral virtue of the same name, seen by Aristotle as courage in battle for the good end/telos of the city, elevated or "taken into a larger room" in the context of the Faith. Now we face danger or death for the good of the heavenly city as opposed to Athens or, say, Abilene.

Yes indeed and we can see how the gift of fortitude, and it is a gift, impels the martyrs and all heroes of the Faith. Stick with it, don't give up on your journey to the beatific vision. Obvious enough, if a mystery, and we can see why this bravery extends to all the virtues. But consider.

First Crusade. Result.

Fortitude applies to our earthly struggle. It's not easy to stick with the program when Pink Moloch strides like Behemoth across the land. No doubt, but the gift also extends to the heavenly. 

We need courage to face the next life, our moving on to something entirely, radically, utterly new and with it a total detachment from earthly things, all that we've known. That takes bravery and it's given us by the Spirit.

Thank you, Fr. Ward for the insight and many more. If you want to learn more about this and you should, see here and here and go from there. 

Not Fortitude

So don't give up, readers, like some kind of pathetic beta and run in panic for the nearest safe space, onesie or crying towel.



Wednesday, January 30, 2019


Retreat? Yes, but not in a bad way. There aren't any dancing wimmyn priests, guitar playing nuns or trans naming rituals at the Diocese of Fort Worth's annual clergy retreat. No, we're not here to worship Pink Moloch and the rainbow driven horde.

Typical Clergypersons

Instead we've had an excellent series of addresses on the gifts of the Spirit and their relation to the virtues. Good work, Fr. Robin Ward, sound as you like and uplifting to boot. More on that later.

In the meanwhile, it's good to get away and refocus on the interior life. And in case you missed it, today's the Feast of King Charles the Martyr, who rode into battle at Edgehill at the start of the English civil war in a suit of golden armor. I always feel as though that marks the end of Medieval England.

God bless,


Sunday, January 27, 2019

Hillary 2020

News is in that Hillary's thinking about a 2020 run for the Presidency. She's emboldened by her Deep State friends arresting Roger Stone.

Will the FBI secure the election of their candidate, avenging this?

Or is the toothpaste outta the tube? Because it's Sunday, I'll suggest something spiritual. We're in a war of light against darkness, life v. death, good v. evil.

If you doubt me, see New York and it's latest homage to the demonic death god, Moloch. Scary, yes, but victory's assured and in the meanwhile, whoever said it wouldn't be tough sledding.

Don't fear the reaper and in the meanwhile, Hillary 2020? Yes, please.

Your friend and ally,


Saturday, January 26, 2019

State Of The Union

'Coz everything's just fine in the land of the free and brave. Infographic via Borepatch who thinks things might get nasty.

I put it to the fighting monkey who promptly put on a spiked hat and marched about the living room singing "Erika." Vicious little alt-right beast.

But seriously, since when did we become some kind of Stasi Soviet and how long are we going to put up with it?

My feeling, for what it's worth, is that tempers are... frayed.

Love and Peace,


New York Goes Full Pink Moloch

You may have forgotten, in the blizzard of bizarre news, that New York's state Senate has passed a law legalizing late term abortion. What does this mean? Via Countable:

Just to drive home the point, here is how a late-term abortion — the kind of abortion just legalized in New York — is carried out: as it has been explained by a former abortionist, the baby is injected with a poison directly into his skull or torso. He then suffers a hideously painful death, which he will certainly feel because of his developed nervous system. The mother carries the corpse around in her womb for a day. The next day, there is an ultrasound to check if the baby is dead. If he isn’t — if he has been writhing and suffering in agony for the past 24 hours, clinging onto life — then he will be injected again. The following day, the mother delivers her dead child. Sometimes she delivers him at the clinic, but if she can’t make it on time, the clinic is perfectly happy to recommend that she give birth into her toilet.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, who calls himself Catholic, called this an “historic victory for New Yorkers and our progressive values” and lit up One World Trade Center in pink to celebrate the triumph.

Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Archbishop of New York, has rejected calls to excommunicate Cuomo. I tell you, Satan is openly, unashamedly, brazenly stalking the land. 

In the meanwhile, New York is officially full Moloch.



Friday, January 25, 2019

Winston Churchill RIP

Day late and a Pound Sterling short but yesterday was the anniversary of Churchill's death. You may scorn Churchill because he wasn't a Bolshevik stooge of the NWO. I say he rises, like a hero.



Roger Stone Arrested

In a daring predawn raid against a 66 year old man, heavily armed FBI agents arrested Roger Stone in the latest phase of Mueller's ongoing  Russian collusion investigation. 

Following his release on bail, Stone made the following statement:

This morning at the crack of dawn, 29 F.B.I. agents arrived at my home with 17 vehicles with their lights flashing, when they could simply have contacted my attorneys and I would have been more than willing to surrender voluntarily.
They terrorized my wife, my dogs. I was taken to the F.B.I. facility, although I must say the F.B.I. agents were extraordinarily courteous. I will plead not guilty to these charges. I will defeat them in court. I believe this is a politically motivated investigation.
I am troubled by the political motivations of the prosecutors, and as I have said previously, there is no circumstance whatsoever under which I will bear false witness against the president nor will I make up lies to ease the pressure on myself. I look forward to being fully and completely vindicated.

Stone's been indicted on 7 charges, including obstruction of justice and making false statements. He has not been charged with colluding with the Kremlin or "trafficking" materials to a "hostile foreign power."

In other words, Mueller's investigation has yet again failed to produce any evidence whatsoever of Russian collusion, despite two years worth of trying and millions of dollars spent in the effort. But it has, yet again, persecuted someone in the process of the investigation itself.

And it's a very real persecution, dawn raid Stasi style, to say nothing of the bankrupting cost of defending yourself against the Deep State machine. Stone fears, understandably, that he might find himself at the bottom of the American gulag archipelago.

In the meanwhile, the actors behind Uranium One, fraudulent FISA warrants, disappearing Strozk/Page texts, Fusion GPS, bleachbit, Benghazi, missing emails by the thousand, smashing Blackberries and on, go unpunished.

Comey, Clapper, Brennan, McCabe, the Podestas, Hillary and the rest of the crew are all at liberty. No 6 am knock on the door for them.

So what are we, some kind of banana republic? 

You be the judge,


Tuesday, January 22, 2019

How To Join The Hollywood Elite

I know, you've been wondering how you too can join the Millionaire Socialist, celebrity elite rulership of this NWO satrapy called "North America." It's not hard, just follow the infographic. Here it is.

Then think of all the money you'll have. While you're at it, look at Debra's eyesAdrenachrome? Surely not, that's a myth, just like Marina Abramovic, Podesta, ritual occultism and the DNC. 

Millionaire socialist Debra Messing's net worth is a paltry $20 million. Imagine what Debra and her friends think of you, on your pathetic little salary.

Justified and ancient,



Why did Kathy post this?

And then delete. Was it somehow #NotOK?

Hail /pol/,


Tucker Carlson Slams Celebrity Left Hate Mob

Via Zerohedge, Tucker Carlson slams famous libs for urging  the doxxing, assault and murder of Covington Catholic kids. You can watch the whole thing here.

In the meanwhile, the students' high school was closed because of violent threats from deranged leftists. Neither the school nor the Diocese of Covington has retracted statements condemning the students, despite video evidence showing they were attacked.

In other news, Ocasio "Sandy" Cortez has told us that the world will end in 12 years because "climate change."

I ask you, has Satan driven these people insane?


Sunday, January 20, 2019


You'd think that a Roman Catholic diocese would support its faithful young people. Young people who cared enough about their faith to attend the March for Life in DC and were then attacked by leftists and vilified in the media.

Their crime? Just being there and daring to advertise their pro-life support of a pro-life president. Easily enough to set a crazed Indian drummer, some blacktivists, the ComDupe MillSoc press and, drum roll, the Diocese of Covington against them.

Far from supporting their own, the diocese slammed the teens and threatened expulsion for "behavior" that's opposed to "the Church's teachings." What, like standing up for the sanctity of life?

We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic high school students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person. The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion. We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and those who support the pro-life movement.

But the kids didn't do anything wrong, they were attacked. Attorney Robert Barnes has offered to represent them for free if they decide to sue the New York Times and I hope they do.

In 2005, the Diocese of Covington agreed to pay up to $120 million to clergy sex abuse victims, mostly teenage boys but girls featured too.

Make of that what you will, I'm too angry to comment further. But know this, Diocese of Covington and all your apostate friends, we scorn you. I'm putting it politely.

Your Friend,


Saturday, January 19, 2019

Gillette Razor Run

Via Always on Watch.

You what? Razor run?

All hail Romford,


Government Shutdown - The Poetry Continues

As the government shutdown continues so too does its poetry. Yes, the Muse has not been idle, far from it, as readers capture the joy, the tragedy, the soul of this moment in time. 

Call it poetry from the trenches, call it what you like, here at the Compound we're delighted to bring you these lines.

Existenz From GWB:

I have come! I have come! I may not abide.
I have come e'er the dawn, O beloved, my shutdown to hide
In your gospelling glooms - to be
As a McConnell in heaven, the shutdown
MY shutdown, and the sea MY sea.

The Egyptian strikes:

There was an old witch from DC
Who had it in her mind to flee
From responsibilities she deemed to trite
When on the bus she did see to her fright
The fury of the great maga so bright
To end her flight in disgust
And be thrown under the bus
and Shiff for brains did alight
With his eyes popping out of his head.

And Ed cuts to the chase:

Of the two furloughed I know
One is an FAA inspector/manager
The other a forensics investigator
Not a good sample of the type to RIF.

Then there's this, from Manhattan Infidel. Is the best wine saved 'til last?

Something there is that doesn't love a wall.
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
Pelosi's botox face.

And this:

A shudder in the loins engenders there 
The beautiful wall, the burning roof and tower 
And Agamemnon dead. 
Being so caught up, 
So mastered by the brute blood of the air, 
Did Pelosi put on his knowledge with his power 
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?

So moving! Here's a closing haiku.

Build a great big WALL
Make it of concrete and steel
Gillette is banned.

Will the shutdown continue, as a harbinger of the Age of Aquarius, filling our hearts with joy and uplifting the soul to transcendence? That remains to be seen. In the meanwhile, Pelosi's still flying commercial.

Thank you, Mr. President,


Friday, January 18, 2019

Government Shutdown - The Poetry

It is shut down now
And you weep and gnash your teeth?
The bird sings with joy.

What better way to capture the pathos, the triumph, the victory, the sheer poetry of the Government Shutdown than in verse? Perhaps the haiku says it best:

Climb aboard the bus!
But the flight is cancelled.
Yes there is a God.

And from Kid:

I love tree barks most
I love ants climbing tree barks
Scr*w the democrats.

So haunting! LL, inspired by the muse, wrote these trenchant lines:

Hillary is Satan's Valentine,
Her husband Bill takes ANYTHING that walks on two legs.
They are model Democrats.

And one reader sent this:

When the Government is all shut down 
And Jupiter aligns with Mars 
Then walls will guard the borders 
And MAGA will steer the stars.

Beautiful, isn't it. Do you have a Government Shutdown poem? Please don't be shy, send it in.

Age of Aquarius,


March For Life 2019

Upwards of 200,000 and possibly more attended the 46th annual March for Life in Washington DC, filling the Mall. They were addressed by Vice President Mike Pence:

We gather here today because we know we still have much work to do. We urge you to stand strong. Stand with that love and compassion as you stand for life, and know that we will stand with you until that great day comes where we restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law.

Pence went on to introduce President Trump, who gave a video address stating:

We are supporting the loving choice of adoption and foster care, including through the support of faith-based adoption services. And I am supporting the U.S. Senate's effort to make permanent the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortion in spending bills. 
Today I have signed a letter to Congress to make clear that if they send any legislation to my desk that weakens the protection of human life, I will issue a veto. And we have the support to uphold those vetoes. 
Every child is a sacred gift from God. As this year's March For Life theme says, each person is unique from Day One. That is a very important phrase. Unique from Day One. And so true. 

Well said, Pence and Trump, and in stunning contrast to the previous administration, which enthusiastically advocated killing babies in the womb. I'll call it as I see it.

How can any Christian, perhaps especially catholics, continue to support a party which platforms on infanticide. All in the name of demonic self-will, deceitfully masquerading as freedom and healthcare.

The modern abortion movement was founded on lies and its patron anti-saint Margaret Sanger famously shrieked out "No Gods, no Masters!" On the contrary, she and her heirs have a God and a Master but don't kid yourself for an instant that such a beast lives in heaven.

There will be a reckoning.

All for life,


Thursday, January 17, 2019

You're Grounded!

Nancy Pelosi and assorted Democrats were all set to fly to Europe, Egypt and Afghanistan on the taxpayer dime today when President Trump pulled the plug on their junket and canceled the flight.

Picture the sound and the fury and the dismal letdown as disappointed Dems got off the bus into the dreary chill of winter DC. Not for these millionaire socialists the swinging hotspots of Brussels, Asia Minor and beyond. 

No, if they wanted to visit Afghanistan and the rest they could do so, but not at taxpayer expense, they'd have to "fly commercial." Trump said as much in his letter to Pelosi, here it is:

The letter and subsequent grounding follows Pelosi's childish refusal on Wednesday to invite the President to deliver the State of the Union Address to Congress, because "security."

Leaving aside the various options this gives Trump to address the nation on border security and the ongoing FISA/Coup malfeasance of the Democrats, this latest episode elevates Trump to the level of BOSS.

One day it's Big Macs stacked mile high in the White House, the next it's cancelling Nancy's flight. It's like 4Chan on a diet of steak in the Oval Office, epic trolling. And guess what, lib heads are exploding all 'round the planet.

Well done, Mr. President,


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Navigation - Civilizations Before Our Own

Perhaps we take the earth's coordinate grid system, if we think about it all, for granted. But not so fast. Calculating latitude, the distance of a position north or south of the equator, involves trigonometry and calculating longitude, distance east or west of the prime meridian, demands an accurate clock.

A clock? Yes, a clock which tells the time at the prime meridian, the sun's set "starting point" as it moves across the sky, and your position on the earth. Long story very short, if it's Noon at the prime meridian and 2.00 pm at your position, you're at longitude 30° east. Why? Because the sun crosses the sky at a rate of 15° per hour, given 24 hours in a day and 360° in a circle (360° ÷ 24 hours = 15° per hour).

Simple enough math but how do you make the calculation without a good clock? Tricky, which is why Parliament offered an immense prize of £20,000 in 1714, over £2 million today, to anyone who could come up with such a device. John Harrison did so and accurate navigation became possible. But here's the thing.

Back in 1966, science prof John Habgood re-examined the Piri Reis map, compiled from ancient maps by the Turkish admiral of the same name in 1513. Hapgood discovered what he believed were accurate measures of longitude and latitude. If true, this is remarkable.

It means that the ancient maps used by Reis were made by people who understood trigonometry and had some kind of reliable clock. The first supposition is understandable, the 2nd century BC Greek mathematician, Hipparchus, is held to have invented trigonometry.

So Greek cartographers were able, at least in theory, to calculate latitude. But longitude? That takes a good clock and we all know these weren't invented until the 18th century. Or were they.

Here's a reconstruction of the Antithykera Mechanism:

A clock? Or something very like it, dating from the first or second century BC. Food for thought. Hapgood's suggestion in Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings is that there must have been a civilization prior to the Greeks who were skilled mathematicians and able to tell time to the degree required to calculate longitude. I find that fascinating.

Speaking of time, the Government's been shut down for a very long time and everyone seems a lot happier. Was there an advanced civilization before our own? I'd have thought that obvious.



Tuesday, January 15, 2019


Theresa May's famously failed to deliver on BREXIT. No one saw that coming; now she has to face a vote of no confidence in her non-performing loan against the British people.

Good luck with that and just in case you haven't noticed, the people across the Channel are rioting against their out of touch, elite, smug, venal, self-serving, mendacious, Illuminati sycophant , bankster globalist leaders.

That wouldn't have anything to do with the UK now, would it.

Rule Britannia,


Rescue The Children!

Here in the fast paced excitement of the newsroom we're thrilled to bring you this photo of our President rescuing children from the sinister talons of what appears to be a demon.

Well done, Mr. President! The Children.



Monday, January 14, 2019

Let The Sunshine In!

Here at the Compound we're all about letting the sunshine in, thanks, LL. So we hope you enjoy this uplifting infovideo, I certainly do. But maybe you prefer this Central Park version?

Beautiful, isn't it. Well, that's Central Park for you.



Anglican Center in Rome Gets a Genius

Did you know that there's an Anglican Centre in Rome? Well there is, and it's all about promoting Christian unity, not least between Canterbury and the Holy See. The Centre says as much on its website

The Anglican Centre in Rome is the permanent Anglican Communion presence in Rome. It is a living symbol of our Communion's commitment to the full visible unity of the Church.


Sounds good, right? All very ut unum sint, which is doubtless why this venerable outpost of Anglican ecumenism has appointed a new director who does believe in gay marriage but doesn't believe in the bodily resurrection, the Very Rev. Dr. John Shepherd.

Shepherd, who served as Dean of Perth Cathedral, is married to a woman and was famous for supporting gay marriage. You can read his line of reasoning here and if you do, note the privileged clergyperson enlisting the aid of St. Paul. It's a clever trick, St. Paul was really in favor of same sex marriage because he was so against it. Whatever, John.

Walk Into The Light!

But that was then, this is now and Shepherd's famous again for denying the bodily resurrection of Christ. So much for the Apostle, the Gospels, the Church Fathers, and every Christian worth the name from the beginning up until now. And that's just it.

How can someone like Shepherd even say they're a Christian while denying the resurrection? To quote Shepherd's favorite Apostle, "your faith is in vain." So too, we have to imagine, is the Anglican Centre's claim to be a "living symbol" of "the full visible unity of the Church."

A Typical Mantid

The problem here is that Christians, even Pope Francis, believe in the resurrection. The Anglican Communion's representative in Rome doesn't. Unity, obviously, isn't in it. I'll leave you with Kirk, via Ignatius:

Quite simply there is no firm or fixed ground on which such discussions can be based. What price agreement on the real presence in the Eucharist, for example, when the bodily resurrection itself is in question? Agreement on the former whilst the latter remained an open question would quite simply be absurd. Of course, one cannot know for certain how many Anglican clergy, like the Very Rev’d John Shepherd, deny the resurrection. But one can be assured that unbelief is no impediment to preferment. And be pretty well certain that its incidence increases up the hierarchy.

And be pretty well certain that its incidence increases up the hierarchy. Exactly. 

All Means All, Justsin

Rumours that Lambeth Palace is controlled by Heisenberg Principle beings from another dimension are entirely that, rumours.

All means all,