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Father George Rutler Obliterates Leftist Furor over Mideast Travel Ban February 16, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, error, family, General Catholic, Immigration, priests, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, Society, the struggle for the Church, Tradition.
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This may be a bit dated – it was posted 10 days ago – but it’s very good.  I thought the comments linking universities to just extended-age day care centers especially prescient.  There’s a video at the bottom that ties in today’s “triggered,” screeching college students with their day care upbringings that I believe is spot on.  I add emphasis and comments:

In the margin of a public speaker’s manuscript was the notation: “Weak point. Shout.” Such is the rhetoric of those who place emotion over logic and make policy through gangs rather than parliaments. In Athens 2,400 years ago, Aristophanes described the demagogue as having “a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the marketplace.” That marketplace today includes the biased media and the universities that have become daycare centers. [So what they really are, then, instead of being places of learning and development of independence, simply incredibly expensive extended day care for young adults?  Again, see the video at bottom, which I think is incredibly prescient.  I do think a fascinating study could be done to examine political ideology against method of upbringing.  I do wonder if a lot of the millennial trigger generation is not due to low-attention upbringing.]

The recent action of our government’s executive branch to protect our borders and enforce national security is based on Constitutional obligations (Art. 1 sec 10 and Art. 4 sec 4). It is a practical protection of the tranquility of order explained by Saint Augustine when he saw the tranquillitas ordinis of Roman civilization threatened. Saint Thomas Aquinas sanctioned border control (S. Th. I-II, Q. 105, Art. 3). No mobs shouted in the marketplace two years ago when the Terrorist Travel Prevention Act restricted visa waivers for Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. The present ban continues that, and only for a stipulated ninety days, save for Syria. There is no “Muslim ban” as should be obvious from the fact that the restrictions do not apply to other countries with Muslim majorities, such as Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan, Malaysia, Bangladesh and Turkey. [Truth has no meaning anymore.  Not for the elites and their leftist allies, who are so one in essence I repeat myself.  They think “banning muslims” will turn people off Trump, but in reality a majority of Americans are in favor of completely terminating all immigration by muslims into this country.]

These are facts ignored by demagogues who speak of tears running down the face of the Statue of Liberty. At issue is not immigration, but illegal immigration. It is certainly manipulative of reason to justify uncontrolled immigration by citing previous generations of immigrants to our shores, all of whom went through the legal process, mostly in the halls of Ellis Island. And it is close to blasphemy to invoke the Holy Family as antinomian refugees, for they went to Bethlehem in obedience to a civil decree requiring tax registration, and they violated no statutes when they sought protection in Egypt…….

It is obvious that the indignant demonstrators against the new Executive Orders are funded in no little part by wealthy interests who would provoke agitation. [Because they seek to maintain the status quo that so enriches and empowers them even as it exposes Americans (and many others) to increasing danger and poverty.  But like Francis, being the perfect narcissists they are, they care for no one but themselves.] These same people have not shown any concern about the neglected Christians seeking refuge from persecution in the Middle East. In 2016 there was a 675% increase in the number of Syrian refugees over the previous year, but while 10% of the Syrian population is Christian, only one-half of one percent of the Syrian Christians were granted asylum. It is thankworthy that our changed government now wants to redress that. The logic of that policy must not be shouted down by those who screech rather than reason. 

They screech because they have very little to reason with, either from supporting evidence, or even the ability to argue.  That’s much of the reason behind the outrage sparked by Milo Yiannopolous, if you’re unable to out-argue someone, shout them down.  These paid leftist rioters cannot argue with the will of the American people, so they are trying to subvert it in the streets.

Yes, the argument below is snarky and simplistic, but I do wonder if there may not be something to it:

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Comments

1. The Lord's Blog - February 17, 2017

Reblogged this on Jean'sBistro2010's Blog.

2. tg - February 17, 2017

If only Father was the pope – such a wise man. I love listening to him. I’m surprised he hasn’t been forced to retire.

3. Deborah Cole - February 17, 2017

Over and over again, Fr. Rutler demonstrates the importance of a well stocked mind, a mind richly furnished with information, with humble facts. At the same time, in the education arena, he tends to denigrate the importance of facts, subsuming them to more lofty principles that “making meaning” of them. As one who has worked in the trenches of education for a long time, I submit that the most important thing that could be done to counter the manipulated demagoguery that culminates after 12 or 13 years of fact-free indoctrination in the extended-age day care centers described above is a concentrated infusion of facts into the curriculum, content presented as fairly and objectively as possible. Let’s put the present mania for Truth, Goodness and Beauty on the back burner of Catholic education, shall we? Let us be more modest in our goal and then sit back and watch how minds no longer starved of the oxygen of the traditional disciplines, systematically presented, begin to manifest the first green sprouts of independent thought and a renewed culture.


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