Archive for March, 2023

There are many advantages to being a Sicilian. The great genes from being from a land conquered by just about every nation that ever lived, the food, but the biggest one is that people tend to leave you alone and not mess with you as articulated by Don Corleone in the opening scene of the Godfather

But one of the disadvantages, at least to me, is the instinct to take revenge.

Sicilians don’t just take revenge like other people they take generational revenge. When one harms a Sicilian that person puts their grandchildren and great grandchildren at risk. I’ve known of people worried about vengeance for actions done a century and a half previous and acting accordingly It’s one of the reasons why you never see rioters cross over into certain neighborhoods in certain cities.

Now most people and communities don’t have that instinct toward revenge squared but the reaction by the left that I mentioned yesterday concerning the shooting up of a Christian School and the killing of kids there is just the type of thing to bring out the Sicilian in a lot of people, and frankly the Trump indictment which implicit ally says “If we can do this to him we can do this to you” makes it worse.

All of this brings out the normal human instinct to start putting such people up against walls, particularly when they are making open threats or celebrating violence against you and yours

It’s then, when you are being driven toward that instinct that, if you are any sort of the Christian, Catholic or Protestant that these words of Christ slap you across your face

The direct admonition of Christ to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you is one of the most basic non-optional doctrines of the Christian faith. It is completely opposed to basic human instinct to strike back. It’s the most non-Sicilian thing in the world and is, in my opinion, even harder than the admonitions against lust and sex outside of marriage in the faith.

But it is the thing that prevents us from entering into a self destructive cycle because nothing makes a person more worthy to be put up against the wall then to start putting their foes there first.

Loving your enemies prevents all the horrors of Communism and Nazism because it forces you to see the person in front of you as a child of God, loved by him and whose sins have been paid for by the sacrifice of Christ. It reminds you that said enemy is only one good confession away from turning away from the pit.

That’s why it’s so important to practice in life.

Or to put it another way Heaven will be no less glorious and hell no less unbearable if you find someone you didn’t expect next to you there.

I have been a very outspoken critic of progressive indoctrination and progressive revisionist history.  Both have done tremendous harm to college students since the mid 1960s, when they were unleashed like a plague.  Progressives used these two destructive strategies as tools to brainwash impressionable youth, of college and school age, into believing collectivism is superior to individualism.

Individualism is one of the most important founding principle of the United States.  In order to destroy our national love of individual liberty, progressives knew they must first destroy our history.

I knew that progressives have been effective at their schemes to condition the last two generations based on conversations I’ve had with large numbers of individuals, news coverage on conservative libertarian sites, and the past couple of elections.  It wasn’t until I saw this article, Poll: Support for Traditional American Values, Patriotism Declines (, that I knew how exceedingly effective their brainwashing has been.

Beginning with patriotism, only 38 percent of Americans say it is “very important” to them, down from 61 percent in 2019 and 70 percent in 1998. Thirty-five percent say patriotism is “somewhat important,” and 27 percent say it is “not that important (16 percent) and “not at all important” (11 percent).

Broken down by political affiliation, Republicans (59 percent) are more likely than Democrats (23 percent) and independents (29 percent) to rank patriotism as a “very important” value. Older adults are also more likely to place more importance on patriotism than young adults. Twenty-three percent of adults under 30 say patriotism is “very important” compared to 59 percent of seniors ages 65 and older.

Respondents were also asked about how they view the United States. Twenty-one percent say the United States “stands above all countries in the world,” 50 percent say it is “one of the greatest countries in the world, along with some others,” and 27 percent say “there are other countries better than the United States.” The percentage of Americans who believe other countries are better than the U.S. rose to 27 percent from 19 percent in 2016.

Have we reached the point of no return?  Is there any hope of regaining control over our institutions of learning?   I think it very well may be no hope, but we must immediately try, and our effort must be a Herculean effort.

I look at the Redsox lineup for opening day and the first thing I thought to my self was: “This is the lineup of a team that will finish last.”

The 2nd thing that I thought of when I saw the Red Sox Starting Lineup was: What the hell is Raphael Devers doing batting 2nd?

The guy is a power hitter with limited speed who doesn’t walk as much as he should. That’s for 4th or 5th not second. Batting him second is 100 double plays waiting to happen.

There was a lot of fuss on sports talk radio about Chris Sale not pitching opening day. I think it’s foolish for two reasons.

  1. He’s been injured so regularly lately we’re just lucky to have him pitching at all
  2. There is absolutely no reason to believe that the oft injured Chris Sale of 2023 bears any resemblance to the dominating Chris Sale of 2018.

If Sale proves himself an ace again great but anyone expecting this needs to have their head examined.

Speaking of Sale and Devers I’m looking at the 40 man roster and noticed that the two of them are the only two players left from that 2018 World Series Championship team.

Apparently the RedSox have decided to go the Connie Mack route after winning these days.

Lucky for them the Patriots aren’t going anywhere but if the Celtics & or Bruins manage to win titles this year it’s going to make them look even worse.

Finally I noticed the Draft Kings signs above the green monster and if you are listening to any sports radio you know they are constantly pushing the betting lines on the various baseball games.

And here is a press release from MLB

MLB names FanDuel a new official sports betting partner in North America

New Partnership Gives FanDuel National Broadcast Integrations, Expanded Marketing Rights, and Provides Customers the Ability to Watch and Wager on MLB Games Via Sportsbook App and OTT Platform FanDuel+

Ok so now not only is betting on baseball legal but MLB now has an official bettering partner for MLB games.

Given these facts I have one obvious question:

With Baseball Pushing Gambling Everywhere and Having an Official Better Partner How the Hell is Pete Rose Still Permanently Banned from the Game?

While I had no problem with the ban of Rose at the time it makes no sense to continue the ban for gambling 30 years after the fact with the league is pushing gambling on baseball as the greatest thing since sliced bread then it’s time for the leading hitter of all time to be welcomed back into the fold and forgiven before he dies.

If I was Fanduel I’d hire Rose on the spot.

I didn’t have much time to shoot video interviews at the Catholic Men’s conference this year at Assumption College but I did manage to sit down with Jeff Joaquin one of the speakers after his speech.

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I haven’t gotten out much to do such interviews hopefully that will change soon.