Why aren’t liberals more critical of islam? May 17, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Basics, demographics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, persecution, sadness, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society.
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I found this post on a blog I don’t read very often, bookwormroom, discussing the very strange and really nonsensical phenomenon of why liberals constantly attack Christianity, but bend over backwards, upside down, and inside out, to give islam a pass. I think it has some merit, but also misses some rather significant reasons:
The article I read on this subject is Benjamin Wiker’s “Why aren’t liberals more critical of Islam?” In it, he posits that, because secularism arose within and in opposition to a Christian Europe and America, Christianity was its original enemy. Giving proof, however, to my repeated claim that “Progressives” are actually profoundly “regressive,” secularists (i.e., Leftists) continue their battle with Christianity despite that particular war having ended long ago. Judaism and Christianity absorbed the better parts of secularism while holding on to their core religious principles. [Well, the author is probably quite right regarding the absorption of secularism, but I would argue that doing so has badly disfigured Christianity and left the Church - and Christianity in general - in a profound crisis. Because secularism and Christianity are not complimentary ideologies, but implacably hostile ones. To the extent the Church and various sects have embraced secularism, they have been wounded by the experience. The Catholic Church fought mightily against doing so for three or more centuries, then suddenly tore down the bastions of resistance in the latter half of the 20th century. The result has been catastrophe, the biggest, most universal collapse in the practice of the Faith the Church has seen in its 2000 year history]
Because they are locked forever in an ideological time warp, says Wiker, liberals (or Progressives or Leftists or whatever else they call themselves to avoid the taint their ideas leave behind) cannot contemplate the possibility that there is another enemy, greater than their old foe Christianity.
And here I think the author makes a critical mistake. Yes, it is ludicrous that progressives ignore the truly monstrous ideology of islam, which poses at present a far more direct threat to progressives interests than does Christianity, but perhaps the progressives aren’t so blind and dumb as we think. Secular pagan progressivism is locked in a death struggle with Christianity. Secularism knows that a culture can either embrace secular values, or Christian ones, but not both. So, even though secularism is at present highly ascendent, and the Church and Christianity in general quite moribund, secularism still knows that the most existential threat to its existence resides in Christiainity. I think secularists are highly confident that they can pervert and corrupt islam much more easily than they have Christianity. They may be wrong about that, but there are many signs they are not. For one thing, as islam has become exposed to the modern world, their birth rate has collapsed at a rate faster than any seen in recorded history (true for most countries, not all, but most). Islamic embrace of the worst of western immorality, like rampant porn use, is another sign that islam may not stand up to secularism. But, at the same time, islam possesses such a perverse moral code, many muslims see no problem in brutally subjugating their wives and daughters while getting off to western porn at night. Such isn’t even seen as immoral.
I think there is something to the idea that pagan sexularism cannot recognize the threat of islam for many reasons, one of the most prime of which is the inherent hostility towards Christianity creating an attitude of sophist admiration for any non-Christian religion, a willingness to turn a blind eye to the deformed immoralities of islam or voodoo or whatever, and seeing in these groups a falsely benign alternative to “evil” Christianity. Sort of along the lines of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
In fact, the author Wiker noted above gets it, whereas I don’t think bookworm did. Secularists are not only blind to the fact that all other religions are highly deficient in comparison to Christianity, and most of them are much more violently hostile to secularism, but secularism needs these other religions to be “good” in order to continue painting Christianity in a bad light. Secularism needs to be able to say that “islam is the religion of peace,” in spite of all the evidence to the contrary, so they can claim that Christianity is the religion of death and war. Even though that is completely inside out and upside down. As pretty much all secularist thinking is.
But while the radical pagan sexularists of the modern West may have huge blind-spots, they are not dumb. Or not as dumb as they act. While we Catholics may look around and say “what else could the secularists do to destroy our culture?,” the secularists look around and see a very unfinished job. They are not nearly done driving Christianity, and especially the embodiment of it, the Church, from the public square. Sexular paganism with a strong socialist bent has as its highest imperative the destruction of Christianity. I fear things will get much, much worse, before they get better.
But, we know how the story will end. So, never fear. It can actually be a very good thing to live in a time of persecution. Both white and red martyrdom atone for many sins, and may speed one’s way to Heaven. All we need to worry about is our own personal practice of virtue and adhering to the Truth Christ has revealed through His Church. Nothing else really matters.
Prayers for local tornado victims May 16, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Admin, Dallas Diocese, disaster, horror, North Deanery, sadness, Society.
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It was a wild and wooly night in North Texas. We drove home from Mass under a torrential downpour, with tornado warnings all around. The really severe weather was down to the south and west of DFW, from west of Granbury to east and south of Cleburne. I pray for the repose of the souls of the deceased, and all those who had their lives turned upside down last night:
Mile-wide tornado near Cleburne:
We drive through part of the area the tornadoes struck all the time. The path through Johnson County followed near US67 for quite a while. It is most fortuitous that the huge tornado was in mostly rural areas. Otherwise, the damage could have been of biblical proportions. Thank God for that.
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Gosnell will spend the rest of his lifte in jail. But he won’t get the death penalty, a mercy he denied tens of thousands of children he executed over the years:
Abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell has given up his right to appeal the verdict that found him guilty on three of the four first-degree murder charges he faced.
As a result, prosecutors have agreed to life terms in prison for the former abortion facility owner and he will now not face the death penalty.
Prosecutors agreed to two life sentences without parole, and Gosnell will now face sentencing Wednesday as opposed to next week, where he could have been subjected to the death penalty by a second jury. The prosecutors originally sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person and because of the age of the newborn babies involved.
They also agreed to the life sentences in prison because Gosnell’s age made it unlikely he would be executed before his appeals ran out, as he would die naturally beforehand.
“Gosnell is to be sentenced Wednesday in the death of the third baby, an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of a patient and hundreds of lesser counts,” AP reported.
…….Gosnell was found guilty of killing Baby A, Baby C and Baby D and found not guilty of killing Baby E. He was also convicted on hundreds of lesser charges ranging from infanticide to running a corrupt organization.
Gonell was also found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of patient Karnamaya Mongar, who died after a botched abortion. And he was found guilty on most of the more than 200 counts of violating Pennsylvania’s informed consent law.
In total, Gosnell was found guilty of 21 out of 24 felony counts of illegal abortions beyond the 24 week limit and found guilty on all but 16 of 227 misdemeanor counts of violating the 24-hour informed consent law……..
Which counts, collectively, would have resulted in his serving a 30 day suspended sentence, with 100 hours of community service. I jest, but not much.
I did not think Gosnell would get the death penalty. And, as the article mentioned, even if he had, it’s very unlikely he would have actually been put to death by the state. I pray this reprieve he’s gotten will result in his sincere conversion. I pray he learns to repent of his life of murder. It’s amazing that he was only caught out because agents raided his place for dispensing bogus scripts for pain pills and other drugs. It seems even his millions made from murdering babies was not enough. Greed, and pride, are the two primary drivers of the abortion industry.
I pray this case also results in all states passing laws requiring all abortion mills to meet the same sterility and other requirements as other outpatient surgical centers do. It is ludicrous that they presently do not, in almost all states. These simple requirements will eat so much into the profit margins of abortion mills that most will shut down of their own accord. Murdering babies won’t be nearly so lucrative as it used to be.
It remains to be seen what long-term impact this trial will have on the nation’s conscience. I fear we are so anethestized to violence and so addicted to contraception and its backstop, that it won’t make much difference at all.
Domine, miserere nobis!
The continuing scandal of Cardinal Roger Mahony May 14, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, episcopate, Four Last Things, General Catholic, Holy suffering, sadness, scandals, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
This is what comes of elevating unworthy men to positions of great power and influence. This man is a disciple of Cardinal Bernadin, and shows every day just what a damning association that is:
The Los Angeles Times expresses confusion, as we all should, about what the heck is going on in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Three months ago, Archbishop Gomez relieved his predecessor, Roger Cardinal Mahony, of “public duties” in the Archdiocese, including, according to a spokesman for the Archdiocese at the time of Archbishop Gomez’s announcement, celebrating the sacrament of confirmation. [Well, Archbishop Gomez caved within a day, reinstating Cardinal Mahony's faculties. This was after direct threats from Mahony and his very wealthy supporters (I shudder to think of the state of the souls that would willingly, and viciously, support this man) regarding retaliation against Gomez, intimating they would reveal what Gomez knew and when regarding handling of various abuse cases. This threat apparently worked, and well. Gomez has been totally silent on the matter of this disgraced cardinal since then] At the moment, however, the Cardinal is traveling around the Archdiocese celebrating that sacrament “every week” (his own words) and telling those who question him about it to “go home now” (his words). Meanwhile, Archbishop Gomez refuses to comment.
Cardinal Mahony’s mishandling of his clergy’s abuse of children boggles the mind and saddens the heart. A decade after Cardinal Law was pressured into resigning for his own mishandling of such abuse, Mahony continued the mishandling right up until he submitted his resignation as required at the age of 75, and his successor, who surely knew much or all of what Mahony had done to hide the abuse, distanced himself and the Archdiocese from Mahony only when files Mahony had endlessly litigated to keep secret became public. Two years Archbishop Gomez waited, and when at last he relieved Mahony of his “public duties,” he did so only for purposes of a phony publicity stunt, it would now seem.
Only the Pope can discipline a Cardinal, but Archbishop Gomez has jurisdiction over the confirmation schedule in his own Archdiocese. We can hope that Pope Francis will ground Cardinal Mahony and turn off his self-serving blog. We can also hope that Archbishop Gomez will do right by the faithful of his Archdiocese and *in fact* relieve Cardinal Mahony of his public duties in the Archdiocese. Members of the hierarchy need to stop scandalizing the faithful. Enough already. It is Cardinal Mahony who should “go home now.” If Pope Francis seeks to “rebuild” the Church, Cardinal Mahony’s public presence is only impeding that all-important work. Public penance for the Cardinal would be a help to that work on which turns, after all, the salvation of souls. Archbishop Gomez’s integrity is on the line here as well, and the jury — including in the form of the LA Times — is observing the evidence as it pours in.
I’m not surprised at all by Gomez’ failure to act, nor his moral cowardice. I’ve never been terribly impressed by him. The difference between San Antonio and LA is essentially nil. Both are extremely liberal dioceses.
Mahony has one of the most mammoth egos I’ve ever seen. This man – like his mentor, Bernadin – is utterly cocksure he can do no wrong, that he is always in the right, and gives no appearance of even a slight degree of real repentance for his crimes. Yes, he continues to cause scandal by his very presence. And if he were to be present to confirm one of my children, my children would get confirmed somewhere else. He is as utterly unlikeable figure as there is in the Church today.
But, he still has a soul, and will face his individual judgment. His towering ego and overweening pride reveal him to be a man who treats “working out our salvation with fear and trembling” with disdain. I am afraid Cardinal Mahony might be in for a terrible surprise. Certainly, there is nothing in being a cardinal that gives assurance of piety, let alone salvation - the Church has had some disastrously immoral cardinals. Thus, all the more does he need prayers, unworthy of them he may be. In fact, it is his very unworthiness that makes it all the more imperative to pray for him. And given what an ugly character he is, sincere prayers on his behalf are sure to be very meritorious of Grace and virtue.
Of course, also pray for his many victims. The pain they must endure at the sight of this man getting off utterly scot free must be horrifying.
I haven’t read Fr. Ryan Erlenbush’s blog much recently, and shame on me, I suppose. His most recent post is an excoration of the Novus Ordo (entitled, “Ascension Sunday” – The banal fabrication we call the Mass) and especially the mangled liturgical calendar we now have, which has been totally cut off from Tradition and left Catholics adrift in a sea of mangled seasons, with no clear connection to the very strong, very edifying currents of the former liturgical year. This has all been done in the name of the almighty determinant of the post-Vatican II Church – pastoring. The former calendar, still in use, thank God, at traditional parishes, which guided the lives and seasons of billions of Catholics for hundreds of years, just wasn’t pastoral enough.
Fr. Erlenbush’s post is pretty long, with extensive excerpts from the writings of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Some excerpts:
In the years since the Second Vatican Council, in an effort to make the liturgy more readily acceptable and agreeable to the people (with the obvious hope that they would grow in devotion and love for God), there have been a number of changes to the liturgical calendar. Furthermore, it has also happened that certain adaptations may be employed either by the local bishops’ conference or by a local bishop himself.Most of these changes and possible adaptations have done little to encourage the devotion of the faithful, but have served only to destroy the little reverence and solemnity left to the Novus Ordo.Happily, whatever the bishops may do to the public prayer of the Church, parents remain the primary leaders of the domestic church – the family. In this little article, we will discuss a few of the banalities present in the calendar of the New Mass (there are far too many to point out in a blog post, but we will mention those most obvious and egregious).
The Bishops of the United States, exercising their pastoral prudence and with the blessing of the Holy See, have chosen to move the solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord to the following Sunday (thus abrogating the 7th Sunday of Easter).To this, Sacred Scripture states:The former treatise I made, O Theophilus, of all things which Jesus began to do and to teach, Until the day on which, giving commandments by the Holy Ghost to the apostles whom he had chosen, he was taken up. To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many proofs, for forty days appearing to them, and speaking of the kingdom of God. […]And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. (Acts of the Apostles 1:1-3,9)The inerrant and historical Scriptures tell us that Jesus was with his disciples for precisely forty days after his Resurrection. That means that he ascended on a Thursday. He was not with his disciples for forty-three days, but for exactly forty days. To say otherwise would be to deny the truth of the Bible, it would be a veritable heresy.Now, the bishops are not committing heresy, obviously. [I don't know, it depends on the bishop. Some certainly have proclaimed heresy, stating things like souls get a do-over at their particular judgment, in the event they've led a dissolute life. Even collectively, one closely reading statements from the USCCB can find many statements, especially from documents produced back in the 80s, that give one great pause, to say the least.] They are not stating that Jesus ascended on a Sunday, obviously. [I think one could argue that, in effect, they actually are, even if not intentionally doing so.] They are simply setting aside the venerable tradition and the Scriptures themselves in the name of “prudence”. [This statement is problematic. I don't think one reasonably can set aside Tradition and Scripture in the name of prudence. Expedience, possibly, but not prudence. How could it be prudent to confuse souls and mangle the liturgical calendar?] Oh, what “prudence” this is! Saints deliver us from such “prudence”!What is particularly devastating about this disintegration of the liturgical calendar is that we lose the novena from Ascension to Pentecost. If Ascension is celebrated on Sunday, then our “novena” will be only six days (from Monday to Saturday). When the Ascension is on Thursday, we gain the true novena (from Friday to the following Saturday).
He’s going to be in prison for the rest of his life. If he doesn’t get the death penalty, that is:
A Philadelphia jury has found late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell guilty of murdering three of four babies in his capital murder trial.
He is also guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the 2009 abortion death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old legal immigrant who died when his untrained staff administered an overdose of sedatives.
The jury found Gosnell guilty of murdering Babies A, C, and D. Gosnell quipped Baby A, who was photographed by one of his employees, Andrienne Moton, was big enough to “walk me to the bus stop.”
Jurors found Gosnell had committed first-degree murder when he allowed the babies to be born alive, then “snipped” their spinal cords with scissors — a practice his employees said they saw him perform “hundreds” of times.
The verdict, which was announced this afternoon in the courtroom of Judge Jeffrey Minehart, means Gosnell will face the death penalty at sentencing.
The jury had been hung over 2 counts in the indictment. Gosnell was originally indicted on over 200 charges, of which several murder charges were thrown out by the judge overseeing the case. It appears the jury had been hung on the 4th murder charge, not being able to decide whether one of the infants was born alive or not.
Any reasonably moral nation should be so utterly revulsed at the atrocities Gosnell committed that the entire genre in question – in this case, abortion – should be under heavy, heavy question. How could this come to be? How can abortion mills, which perform incredibly invasive surgical procedures, not face regular inspection? How often are babies born alive, and then killed? What really is the difference between killing a baby in the birth canal, and killing it inches outside it? How can any moral people countenance these acts of barbarity – not extreme exceptions, but part and parcel of the abortion industry – that occur with grim regularity, hundreds of times a day, every day, every year?
But the media has effectively blocked even a tacit discussion of all these questions, and many more.
I pray for Gosnell’s sincere conversion and repentance. I think he may get the chance to work some penance in prison – if his money and his lawyer don’t keep him out of it. It ain’t over, yet. There could be years of appeals. But at least a small measure of justice has been served to the thousands, tens of thousands he’s killed.
Prayer request May 9, 2013Posted by tantamergo in Admin, Domestic Church, Ecumenism, family, General Catholic, Interior Life, sadness, Virtue.
Please pray for a friend of the family who was bitten by a copperhead snake last night. She did not even know she was bit until much later. She had to go to the hospital and has been in intensive care. She has 6 children, the oldest of which is 8, and is a recent convert to the Faith who is really struggling with opposition to her conversion within her own home. So, would you, in your charity, pray for Lydia C and her recovery and continued conversion?
She also has a son with severe development disabilities. He is in need of almost constant care. That, coupled with twin babies, means this mother has her hands terribly full. Perhaps you could also add William C. to your prayers, for a miraculous healing, and for the conversion of Lydia’s family?
Many, many thanks!
Faithful Catholic with same sex attraction damns Detroits failure to close homosexual-promoting Dignity Mass May 9, 2013Posted by tantamergo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, disconcerting, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society.
I have blogged of late on the ongoing situation in Detroit, where there is a Mass at a local Catholic college that caters to homosexuals, essentially confirming them in their sin. This Mass is sponsored by DignityUSA, a pro-homosexual rights group within the Church that is markedly counter to the Church’s belief regarding that lifestyle (for instance, they never counsel chastity, they openly embrace deviant sexual acts as normal and natural, etc). We did hear some positive defense of marriage from Detroit Archbishop Vigneron recently, when he informed Catholics who have embraced heresy in supporting the homosexual lifestyle not to receive Communion, and the uproar that engendered in Detroit.
But a Detroit woman, who describes herself as “gay” but a faithful Catholic who has rejected that lifestyle, feels Arcibishop Vigneron is not doing nearly enough. Since he allows this abusive, scandalous, illicit and possibly even invalid Mass to continue at the Marygrove College, at least one Catholic in Detroit is at the point of exasperation over the archbishop’s refusal to defend the Faith. I received the following anonymous letter sent to Archbishop Vigneron via a group of Detroit Catholics familiar with the situation. The sentiment is certainly one I think many faithful Catholics share, if the language might be a bit on the strident side. Here it is, it italics, with my comments:
I am a gay woman who is absolutely SICK of heart every time I encounter such blatant disregard for human life. If those who claim to represent Holy Mother Church would have resolutely proclaimed to me THE TRUTH years ago in solidarity, I may not have squandered 35yrs of my life in a far-off unholy land of loose living in SIN AGAINST the Holy King of the Universe. Over the years I was told innumerable times by dissident, unholy deacons and nuns that I was just fine to continue in my sin. NOW THIS!!!! How dare you, sir, allow this travesty to exist in your diocese, and not only allow all these souls to continue down the broad road to hell, but to personally escort them there yourself???? WE ARE PERSONS WHOSE IMMORTAL SOULS MATTER, AND WE DESERVE TO HEAR THE PAINFUL BUT HONEST TRUTH FROM OUR CHURCH NOT NICE DAMNING LIES!!!! [This is the issue in a nutshell. To appease the world and the opinions of tragically fallen men, so many leaders in the Church have absolutely failed to proclaim Truth that is necessary for the salvation for souls. It is a problem, a scandal that has been a constant in the Church's history: prelates who fear men more than God, or, perhaps more charitably, hold very deviant or erroneous views regarding pastoral approaches and how to reveal the Truth to counsel souls out of sin. But this latter is very weak, since what we have seen is precious little counsel, and much affirmation]
I thank God that He was able to sidetrack all the blatantly rebellious, hellish advice given to me by the servants of Satan within the Church, and lead me to the HOLY TRUTH despite their recalcitrance. I STRONGLY urge you, sir, to stand up for homosexuals and offer them the unadulterated, uncompromised truth of Christ and His Church, that they might find salvation and choose the virtues of chastity and purity. Be their LIGHT not the enforcer of their DARKNESS. Not only are you condemning them by allowing this mockery of Dignity masses, but you are condemning yourself as an evil wolf in shepherd’s clothing who cared NOTHING for the lives of the sheep.
How did you come to your position in the Church without believing in HELL, or the doctrines of the faith??? We are the CATHOLIC CHURCH, NOT Protestants free to make up truth as they please. And you, sir, are NOT Pope, and I pray to God, you NEVER are if this is how you treat the beautiful, holy treasures of your Church, casting them into the mud before swine as nothing. This is your present position in allowing this hellish sham to continue. I pray you realize your own great sin, repent, and take the stand a TRUE disciple of Christ needs to take. SAVE US! STOP CONDEMNING US!!!
A TRUE Disciple of Christ,
Wow. That’s pretty hard. I’m out of time, off to Ascension Mass (Holy Day of Obligation, you MUST GO!), but what do you think of this? Too harsh, or spot on? I find it fascinating to see a soul so pained by failing to get that affirmation from the Church she needs, which does nothing but confirm constant Church belief, rather than be fed pretty lies that could, and most likely will, lead to eternal damnation?
How have we fallen so far?
The hideousness of evil – 4th Live Action video captures abortionist comparing baby to “meat in a crock pot” May 8, 2013Posted by tantamergo in General Catholic, Abortion, Society, scandals, sadness, sickness, disaster, horror, error, unadulterated evil, contraception, sexual depravity, self-serving.
LeRoy Carhart is one of the most notorious late term baby murderers in the country. He is probably the most notorious since the death of the demented George Tiller. Live Action caught their great white whale by capturing Carhart on camera, using the kind of language you’d expect from a man who has spent decades tearing children limb from limb, inches from life, while they fight and struggle with all their helplessness can muster. The moral enervation such heinous crimes (in truth, there are no words…..) cause is readily apparent in the video below:
Some exerpts, courtesy Jill Stanek:
In LA’s video Carhart describes the late-term dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure in the most vulgar of ways. Explaining that the investigator’s 26-wk-old baby would be “mushy” at the time of delivery due to the fact s/he had been dead for 2 to 3 days, Carhart graphically expounds (beginning at 4:45):
Carhart: It’s like putting meat in a crock pot, okay? It gets softer. It doesn’t get infected or–
Woman: OK, so the dead baby in me is like meat in a crock pot.
Dr. Carhart: Pretty much, yeah, kind of much – in a slow cooker….
Woman: But if we run into trouble … for some reason, I’m not able to deliver, you’ll be able to get it out in pieces.
Carhart: Take it out in pieces…..
Woman: What do you use to break it up? Just–
Dr. Carhart: A whole bunch of–
Woman: You’ve got a toolkit.
Dr. Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit, yeah (laughs).
Fingers, friends, and fruit
The classy doctor on sexual activity following an abortion (at 2:15)…
Carhart: And there are no restrictions afterwards. Except for nothing in your vagina for three weeks. As I tell everybody, that includes fingers, friends, and fruit, ok? [laughs]
Do-it-yourself hotel room abortions
If this isn’t cause for an investigation by state regulators in Maryland, I don’t know what is.
After warning the investigator not to call 911 if she senses something amiss in her hotel room, Carhart incredibly states he sets mothers up with self-delivery packs. Completing late-term abortions in hotel rooms must certainly violate all sorts of OSHA and state health and safety laws. And how would hotels like the thought of abortions being completed on their premises? Blood in the bed, babies in toilets, really? Beginning at 7:04 on LA’s video:
Woman: What happens if I deliver at the hotel?
Carhart: Well, we came and helped her clean up the mess, and took the sheets to the clinic, and washed them, and sent her back to the hotel, and she was fine.
Woman: OK, just stay there, or come, we’ll figure this out, OK. But if I do end up going into labor like this woman, you come help clean it up.
Carhart: We’ll come get, yeah, yeah but–
Woman: You’ll take the baby away.
Carhart: Yeah, we’ll come and help.
Carhart: We’ll give you, we’ll give everybody a little pack to put stuff in in case it does happen, but as I said–
Woman: A pack?
Carhart: A pack of little drapes and sheets and gloves and all those things, that if you had to do something then you could.
Woman: OK, so if for any reason I did, you’ve given me–
Carhart: You’ve already got the stuff to take care of it.
Woman: A bag to put the baby in, OK.
And so we’ve come full circle, back to the days when women underwent abortions in hotel rooms.
The media will feign surprise at this latet revelation of the incredible banality of this evil which permeates our country. Or maybe they really have lied to themsevles enough that they really believe abortion just destroys some strange, alien, “clump of cells” proto-human with only the most protean of relations to the human species. If so, the more is the shame.
The fact that we live in a country that tolerates this human catastrophe makes me terribly, terribly ashamed. Look, Hitler carried on the Holocaust for 6 years and killed 6 million Jews. For that reason, he is very rightly reviled the world over as one of the most demonic monsters humanity has ever produced. But men like Carhart do the very same thing, at the very same rate! Over a million babies a year are murdered in the womb in this country (or die in toilets, or hotel beds, or have their spinal cords snipped, or…….), so every six years, about 7 million babies are killed. That’s actually worse than the Holocaust, and yet a large majority of Americans actually want to keep abortion at least somewhat available, in case they, or their daughter, or their grandson, “need” one some day. We can’t, after all, allow another human being to come along – directly due to the immoral, negligent, or simply selfish behavior of mom and dad! – and ruin all the carefully laid plans we’ve had! That would be unfair! Who would want their law school daughter “punished” with a baby?
America, you’re sick, you’re seflish, you’re stupid, and you’re deranged, and I’m having a very hard time not hating you right now.
When out and about, or, God forbid, watching TV, one is constantly exposed to a variety of do-good service messages. These are called Public Service Announcements, and cover all manner of subjects from dental hygiene to admonitions not to drink and drive to reminders to “duck and cover” in the event of a sudden, bright flash in the sky (OK, I’m pre-dating even myself). They’re all over the place. Especially in government buildings. Schools are notorious for them. Most colleges have posters up admonishing all kinds of bad behaviors like excessive drinking, sexual license, etc., whose net effect seems to be to encourage them on some rebellious childish level.
But I found a poster at Orbis Catholicus that I think really should be in every church, government office, school, post office, and plenty of billboards around the country. Since the mantra “contraception is good, contraception is great, let us thank God for our daily pill” is so deeply engrained in the culture, it’s going to take an enormous propaganda campaign to even begin to ween the vast majority of people off this “wonder drug” class 1 carcinogen. Let this be the start: