Friday, July 26, 2019

Attacking your faith

YouTube bans the keyword "Christian" from its advertising:
When the founder of a Christian veterans group tried to upload a YouTube ad for his organization, he received an odd rejection, informing him the keyword “Christian” was no longer acceptable under the site’s ad targeting policy.

Chad Robichaux, founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a charitable group that helps veterans overcome wartime trauma, took to Twitter with a screenshot detailing his encounter with the tech giant.
Do tell us more about this Judeo-Christianity, devil shills....

I realize this is difficult for a lot of Christian fetishists to accept, but the undeniable fact is that people in the United States have not been attacking everything from Christmas to advertising keywords to the definition of Western civilization for decades because they are atheists, or because they just wish to be left alone, but because they specifically hate and fear Jesus Christ.

The USA has followed the historical pattern observed by Hilaire Belloc nearly 100 years ago with a degree of predictive precision that I would not have even imagined possible. Which suggests that the eventual outcome is all but certain, even if it is not yet imminent.

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Blogger Gettimothy July 26, 2019 5:54 AM  

The infogalactic page on Belloc us quite good.

Anonymous Anonymous July 26, 2019 6:20 AM  

Are you referring to a specific work by Belloc? I've only read two of his books but I really enjoyed them.

Blogger Critias July 26, 2019 6:30 AM  

First time hearing about Hilaire Belloc, thank you Vox and thanks Gettimothy for the link. He's written a huge amount, any recommendations for his body of work?

It never escaped me at the time that when the new atheists were doing their thing it almost always seemed to have Christianity as the target. I just assumed it was because of their familiarity with it, how naive I was.

Blogger Mark Stoval July 26, 2019 6:52 AM  

When I was young, preachers were telling me that someday the USA would be persecuting people for being Christian and that there would be few real Christians left.

I thought they were talking about the far, far future. Yet, it is here.

Blogger Gregory the Tall July 26, 2019 7:05 AM  

Is it not about time for a law suit of Gargantuan dimensions for discriminating against a certain religious faith?

Blogger basementhomebrewer July 26, 2019 7:09 AM  

But can they still tag it with the key word Judeo-Christian and Judeo-Christ? What about holocaustinity? What are you Goyim complaining about?

Blogger Gettimothy July 26, 2019 7:11 AM  

On the infogalactic page, the insight that : "All human conflict is ultimately theological."

rings true.

Blogger Soap and Ham July 26, 2019 7:12 AM  

Belloc's cautionary tales for children are great.

Blogger BastionHarm July 26, 2019 7:16 AM  

Gregory the Great wrote:Is it not about time for a law suit of Gargantuan dimensions for discriminating against a certain religious faith?

True Christians won't be getting any support from the Jewdicial system.

Blogger Daniele Grech Pereira July 26, 2019 7:27 AM  

Sounds like a good time to upload all of those Catholic oriented Easter videos I've been editing.

Blogger Brendan July 26, 2019 7:29 AM  

I really would recommend Dr Jim Penman’s work Biohistory - Decline and Fall of the West

It’s a biological theory of why civilisations rise and fall. Written by a brilliant scientist but foremost a devout Christian. - his ebook is free to download

Blogger Gregory the Tall July 26, 2019 7:34 AM  

Should we just give up then?

Blogger Sweet, Sweet Victory July 26, 2019 7:48 AM  

And the fan fact is, he tried to set up the SAME ad campaign, only with the word Christianity replaced with "islam" and lo and behold, Jewtube accepted it.

Blogger VD July 26, 2019 7:50 AM  

Should we just give up then?

Yes, Gregory. Give up and go away. That's exactly what you should do.

Blogger Nostromo July 26, 2019 7:55 AM  

You people, and your racist hater dog whistles like "Christianity" and "Jesus". Because if they weren't dog whistles you'd use approved words like "faith based" or "judeo-christian". Something inclusive. You people don't even realize Jesus was bi- trans- inquisitive. I mean, he had that long hair, and ran around with a bunch of guys, and a few hooker hags. /sarc

Blogger Roman Daoist July 26, 2019 8:40 AM  

Pretty brave of Google to do this with Trump's antitrust investigations going on. I suppose this might be the left 'doubling down', being so full of pride they can't process 'hesitation' or 'discretion' anymore. This aint Russia circa 1917 you googloons! We - can - see - you!

Blogger Gregory the Tall July 26, 2019 8:42 AM  

@14 My comment was ironic and aónly addressed to Bastionharm (@9). Never back down, and don't be afraid of the jewdicial system. Liars always make mistakes.

Blogger Weak July 26, 2019 8:51 AM  

Which of Belloc's works would be a good starting point for those unfamiliar with him?

Blogger BastionHarm July 26, 2019 8:51 AM  

Gregory the Great wrote:Should we just give up then?

Slow day at the office and I am sitting here reading The Martyrdom of Polycarp.

He certainly didn't give up...

Blogger Whitecloak July 26, 2019 8:51 AM  

There is a certain blessing to living in times like these- those of us who, in more certain times might doubt, are brought to the light.

Has it ever been quite this easy to see that true evil exists? The Devil is real.

Blogger Th3 J3st3r July 26, 2019 9:02 AM  

Can confirm.
I've met too many people that can't stand hearing the words "Jesus Christ."
It's like an allergic reaction, and they can't stop itching.
Personally, I used to have a small cringe at the name before becoming a Christian, but I never understood the people that went out of their way to hate on Christians.

Blogger Balkan Yankee July 26, 2019 9:11 AM  

@17: Irony is like euphoria. Feels good. But enables stupid mistakes.

Trust me.

I know.

Blogger Gregory the Tall July 26, 2019 9:13 AM  

@22 you are right

Blogger Murray July 26, 2019 9:17 AM  

Belloc's book on the Jews is very interesting and readily available on the net in a variety of formats.

Otherwise, his books on the Reformation and the Great Heresies (written from a Catholic perspective) are very readable historical works. Europe and the Faith is another.

Really, with Belloc, you can't go wrong just picking something up, and much or all of it is in the public domain. He was a contemporary and close friend of Chesterton's, but writes in a more straightforward style, without the flights of fancy that people either love or hate about Chesterton.

Blogger Jack (LJCSOGHMOMAS) July 26, 2019 9:18 AM  

@3 @18 "Europe and the Faith" is a good place to start. Belloc is the author of the famous formulation "Europe is the Faith, the Faith is Europe."

Blogger Jack (LJCSOGHMOMAS) July 26, 2019 9:21 AM  

@24 I guess I can see how some might not like Chesterton's style, but I love it. One brilliant turn of phrase after another. Chesterton was the first one to make me start to see through Nietzsche. In "Orthodoxy" he says something like "the man who will not soften his heart ultimately goes soft in the brain."

Blogger BastionHarm July 26, 2019 9:26 AM  

Whitecloak wrote:There is a certain blessing to living in times like these- those of us who, in more certain times might doubt, are brought to the light.

Has it ever been quite this easy to see that true evil exists? The Devil is real.

At my Serbian Orthodox parish, we've seen the number of congregants more than double in the past year. Now, American converts (mostly coming from Protestant backgrounds) outnumber the Serbs.

I've heard the same is happening at some of the other Orthodox parishes in the area.

We have a LOT of younger "woke" people coming in who have said that what they've seen happening in this country since 2016 has awakened them to the reality of good and evil, and that the Left is completely at war with Jesus Christ and always has been. And they realized that it was time to choose sides.

Interesting and blessed times indeed....

Blogger Murray July 26, 2019 9:30 AM  

@26 I'm very fond of Chesterton as well, but some do find him maddening.

Here's a great Belloc anecdote from Chesterton's autobiography.

Blogger Weak July 26, 2019 9:39 AM  


Blogger Jeroth July 26, 2019 9:43 AM  

Meanwhile, Netflix is releasing a docudrama that claims the US is run by a SECRET GLOBAL CHRISTIAN CABAL.

The brazen escalation of chutzpah from these people is sometimes downright impressive.

Blogger OGRE July 26, 2019 10:01 AM  

[not] because they are atheists, or because they just wish to be left alone, but because they specifically hate and fear Jesus Christ.

Absolutely spot on.

@18 Weak

Start with The Servile State.

I'm very pleased to see the interest here in Belloc and Chesterton.

Blogger David Ray Milton July 26, 2019 10:12 AM  

While I’ve known a great deal of people who were apathetic to Christianity, I didn’t realize the level of hostility towards it in the Narrative until I moved away from the South. In west coast urban culture, about the only subject that can get a low-T metrosexual’s blood pressure up is the subject of Jesus. While they could never explain why, their mind immediately becomes hardened and goes into shut down mode when anything associated with Christianity is brought up. To them, Jesus is backwoods, ignorant, and cultish.

This is odd considering what these types have filled the void with, which is the bastardization and syncretism of eastern spirituality, neo-mysticism, materialism, and most importantly, massive amounts of drugs. It never occurs to them that life can be faced with sobriety if they were only not so nihilistic. All of this is especially evident in Millenials (and presumably Zoomers) as most of their parents never brought them to Church and so they don’t know a better way to live.

On the plus side, I think there is a certain yearning for something deeper and the appeals of fancy pants and lollipops will diminish as wealth becomes harder to come by in the coming years. The soil is becoming more fertile and it will become more increasingly so in the short future.

Blogger anorganicbear July 26, 2019 10:17 AM  

I bet they'll lose at least $6 million in ad revenue because of this.

Blogger Raker_T July 26, 2019 10:18 AM  

@22 An 'old Chinese saying' that has served me well, when I remember it; is: "Never make promises when you are happy".
As for @12, I caught the sarcasm, but it does make one wonder about proceeding under such circumstances. I don't have reverence for the monster that Lincoln created, my almost daily prayer is that God will give Christian and decent folk here a place to live regardless of what happens to the likes of California and New York. The conversation between Abraham and The Lord regarding sparing the city for the sake of even 5 righteous souls bears in our day.

Blogger Raker_T July 26, 2019 10:41 AM  

@32 There's a guy that moved in nearby, large Christian family, successful business; solid guy. I wonder about his theology, but that's a different matter. So we're out at the lake on Independence Day, and the conversation turns political. He said he gets young employees in his business, and he sits them down for a speech he has prepared. He didn't elaborate on the speech, save for the first part. He asks then what they stand for. Not what they are against, but what they are for. Invariably, they go blank.
He said that's how they all are, just against stuff. I found this to be a new idea, that so many could be void of even a twisted, smorgasbord type belief system, and I expressed my disbelief. He reiterated, they have NOTHING they stand for. So I said "You're saying they're not for the environment, but only against global warming; and they're not for socialism, only against capitalism?" He affirmed. I didn't fall into immediate agreement, but put the idea into the 'contemplate this' folder.
Yesterday I opened the folder and wondered if this was a true and brilliant psy-op to manipulate the masses. It might explain the absolutely bizarre left that at once promotes LGBT and Islam, high buildings aside.

Blogger Ken Younos July 26, 2019 10:57 AM  

The Left is the enemy of western civilization. They regard western civilization as evil. They also associate Christianity with western civilization's acts of colonization and imperialism, its slave trade, its patriarchy and its "homophobia". This is why the Left is as anti-Christian as they are anti-western civilization. And since Edward Said's book "Orientalism" has strongly influenced the Left, they show partiality to Muslims as the supposed poster-victims of western civilization.

Blogger David Ray Milton July 26, 2019 11:07 AM  


That is a good assessment. For context, I am a millenial.

I would agree with your neighbor and say that our indoctrination was primarily to become protestors. Sure, most would argue that they’re for “Equality” or some other platitude, but as everyone here knows, those vague notions are a house of cards as a belief system that come tumbling down with even the most basic critical questions. Nihilism is the disbelief in everything besides tolerance. Tolerance is taking life lying down (standing for nothing) in a drug induced coma.

And yes, contradictory ideologies can be reconciled in the Left because they have a greater common enemy. Christ.

Blogger Uindo July 26, 2019 11:12 AM  

It means burn it down. Worked for the Hugos

Blogger Argus Bacchus July 26, 2019 11:25 AM  

"I have written it as an attempt at justice."

Belloc in the Introduction to his book "The Jews".

@11 Brendan

Thank you. Professor Duchesne's assistance and support for the theory makes it worthy of attention, to say the very least.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 26, 2019 11:39 AM  

For those wondering, has the book Vox is referring to:

Blogger swiftfoxmark2 July 26, 2019 12:26 PM  

Looks like Google seems Hell-bent on removing any source of revenue they get.

Don't advertise through Google. Nobody looks at those ads anyway, unless they're a Boomer.

Blogger sammibandit July 26, 2019 1:29 PM  

Thank you

Blogger binks webelf July 26, 2019 2:08 PM  

@7. Gettimothy J-- "All human conflict is ultimately theological."

^What IG said^

Most human issues, problems, and suffering is also ultimately theological. It has to do with us, therefore it also has to do with our relationship to God, and neighbour, our faith, our spiritual life, right & wrong, and our pilgrimage towards or away from heaven.

There is no facet of life, inner or outward, which is unrelated to God, His will for us, His warnings to us, His hatred of sin. Logos!

Blogger Crush Limbraw July 26, 2019 3:56 PM  

"but because they specifically hate and fear Jesus Christ." - exemplifies Paul's statement in Eph 6:12 about 'wicked spirits in high places'.
Frankly, the playing out of that in real life took me years to see because my brain limited my perception to my previous surface level programming.
A simple example- most of us were programmed to believe that our good guys in WW 1 AND 2 were fighting evil guys - while totally missing the fact that the poor bastards on the front lines of both sides were carrying out orders from higher ups, who in turn were following their orders of ((("You and he go fight!")))
Specifically, what has now become standard practice - learned here at Vox Popoli and by the grace of God - ALWAYS look under the surface of what APPEARS to be, but ain't!

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 26, 2019 4:48 PM  

Very interesting reading about Mr. Belloc. Do you have an opinion on "paleo-corpratism/distributism" Vox? It sounds very promising from what I'm picking up.

Blogger Argus Bacchus July 26, 2019 5:15 PM  

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Blogger Jed Mask July 26, 2019 7:09 PM  

"...but because they specifically hate and fear Jesus Christ."

^Hmmm... THIS right here! Nailed it right out the park with this one Mr. Vox.

~ Bro. Jed

Blogger Poco July 26, 2019 8:03 PM  

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Blogger Poco July 26, 2019 8:13 PM

This is a nice article laying out some of Belloc's views.

Blogger Tim Gilley July 26, 2019 9:01 PM  


Which Hilaire Belloc book has the prescient predictions? The old books are the best from Socrates to Bastiat and more, but Belloc I've never read. That's the trouble of having a normal IQ...I miss things.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash July 26, 2019 9:29 PM  

@50, If you don't bother to read the comments, don't expect Vox to do it for you.

Blogger Tim Gilley July 27, 2019 12:41 AM  

Thanks for the slap. Found your link.

Blogger JovianStorm July 28, 2019 5:03 AM  

The name of Christ doesn't bother the people so much as the demons that are possessing them.

It's why the name of Allah isn't scary to demons ... Why be terrified of your own side?

Blogger Ominous Cowherd July 28, 2019 1:11 PM  

I have paperback copies of several of Belloc's books on order. Thanks to all for pointing me to them.

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