SPLC As Bad, Cynical, Ideological as You Would Expect February 23, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, It's all about the $$$, Revolution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, the enemy.
Just some data to confirm what you already knew: the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which probably did some good and helpful work decades ago in helping to undermine and eliminate the legacy of the Jim Crow South, long ago became just another corrupt agent of leftist agitprop. More specifically, they’re simply another attack wing of the demonrat party, trading on the good name and legacy they built up decades ago to engage in nakedly biased, partisan political attacks.
And typical for politically favored institutional attack dogs, their attacks are typically based on outright falsehoods and incredibly manipulated “data.” As a for instance, in the wake of Trump’s election – and frankly mere days after the event – the SPLC claimed that “attacks” against muslims had skyrocketed, as had the number of anti-muslim “hate” groups.
How did this horrible outbreak of persecution occur? By broadcasting doubtful, or even inventing, incidents (many of which have been very publicly debunked) and listing things like billboards and individuals who hold beliefs the very far left SPLC finds wrong as being purveyors of “hate,” even if these beliefs are held by a large majority of Americans. FrontPageMag has catalogued a partial list of some of their recent inventions and false condemnations of largely innocent people, who simply happen to think differently than they do, and it’s an amazing compilation:
“Huge Growth in Anti-Muslim Hate Groups During 2016: SPLC Report,” wails NBC News. “Watchdog: Number of anti-Muslim hate groups tripled since 2015,” FOX News bleats. ABC News vomits up this word salad. “Trump cited in report finding increase in US hate groups for 2nd year in a row.”
The SPLC stands for the Southern Poverty Law Center: an organization with slightly less credibility than Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, and without the academic degree in greasepaint.
And you won’t believe the shameless way the SPLC faked its latest Islamophobia crisis.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s latest “hate group” sightings claims that the “number of anti-Muslim hate groups increased almost three-fold in 2016.”
That’s a lot of folds.
And there is both bad news and good news from its “Year in Hate and Extremism.”
First the good news.
Casa D’Ice Signs, the sign outside a bar in K-Mart Plaza in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is no longer listed as a hate group. The sign outside the bar had been listed as a hate group by the SPLC for years. The owner of Casa D’Ice had been known for putting politically incorrect signs outside his bar. So the SPLC listed the “signs” as a hate group. (Even though there was only one sign.) Not the bar. That would have made too much sense.
Since then Casa D’Ice was sold and the SPLC has celebrated the defeat of another hate group. Even if the hate group was just a plastic sign outside a bar.
But the bad news, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, is that anti-Muslim hate groups shot up from only 34 in 2015 to 101 in 2016.
What could possibly account for that growth? Statistical fakery so fake that a Vegas bookie would weep…….
…….The SPLC decided to count 45 chapters of Act for America as separate groups.
How do you get a sudden rise from 34 to 101 hate groups? It helps to suddenly add 45 chapters of one group. Act for America isn’t a hate group. It’s also just as obviously not 45 groups.
Act for America was only listed as one group in the 2015 list. It shot up to 45 now.
Furthermore Act for America boasts not 45, but 1,000 chapters across the country. Why list just 45 of them? Look at it from the SPLC’s perspective. Next year, it can add 200 chapters and claim that anti-Muslim hate groups once again tripled. And then it can do the same thing again the year after that……..
……..[T]he SPLC makes a point of highlighting the locations of likely terrorist targets. [People who oppose radical islam, for instance, or who uphold traditional morality] And the Southern Poverty Law Center’s map of hate has been used by terrorists before.
“Southern Poverty Law lists anti-gay groups. I found them online,” Corkins later confessed to the FBI.
When Leo Johnson, the building’s African-American manager, attempted to stop Corkins, the SPLC shooter told Johnson that he didn’t like his politics and opened fire. The SPLC gunman had planned to kill everyone in the office, but Johnson’s heroic actions saved their lives. The African-American building manager was forced to undergo painful surgeries because of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s hate list.
Despite its role in the terror attack, the SPLC continues to target the Family Research Council.
None of the so-called “Anti-Muslim hate groups” listed by the SPLC have shot anyone. The SPLC has……
……..But there is one barrier to being listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
No amount of overt anti-Semitism from CAIR’s Nihad Awad would ever get the Islamist hate group listed as a hate group. Even CAIR’s flirtation with Neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers can’t get it on the hate map. The SPLC collaborated with the Muslim Public Affairs Council despite its anti-Semitism.
Instead the SPLC lists counterterrorism organizations such as the Investigative Project on Terrorism, the Clarion Project and the David Horowitz Freedom Center which point out their terror ties as hate groups.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is greedy, cynical and dishonest.
Shorter post – the SPLC are thoroughgoing leftists who trade on the name and sufferings of those who truly fought discrimination and unjust persecution in order to advance leftism. If a person or group leans left, or is perceived as being part of the leftist coalition, as muslims are (even though muslims would destroy them, and take away so much of the sexual license leftists purport to love), they can literally do no wrong. If a person or group (or sign) is perceived as standing in opposition to leftism, they can do no right, and the SPLC will be quite happy to unjustly tar that individual as some kind of hate-mongerer, if they hold beliefs counter to the religion of sexualized secular paganism. It’s a travesty what they are allowed to do, but it’s part and parcel of the Left here and throughout the West.
Indeed, the SPLC has long listed traditional Catholic groups like the SSPX as “extremist” and supposedly guilty of one bad “-ism” or another. That’s because traditional Catholics uphold morals and decency, and those things are bad, because large parts of the leftist coalition would get bad feelz if someone “judged” their sodomizing or adulterating. They also have listed anti-abortion groups as “hate groups.” Soooo………they’re bad. Finis.
I pray to have the time tomorrow to post something much more substantive than these endless catalogs of the left’s moral failings and frank evil. They’re important, but I will try to focus tomorrow and next week on much more Catholic-focused posts.
Scenes from a Desperately Divided Nation January 31, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, Immigration, paganism, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, the enemy.
As Ace notes, if the other side keeps throwing sucker punches at peaceful protesters, it won’t be long before our side – more numerous, certainly better armed and trained – starts to do the same. What then? Will it just be another round of escalation to out and out armed conflict? Can militantly atheistic/socialistic people exist with millions of God-fearing people? Should we want them to?
This is going to get much, much worse, before it gets better:
Protesters at Portland International Airport in Oregon attacked a Donald Trump supporter on Sunday, knocking him unconscious after repeatedly hitting him in the head.
Protests have broken out at airports across the U.S. over the past few days after President Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country over terrorism fears.
Grant Chisholm, 39, of Portland, Ore. was at the airport with three other members of the group Bible Believers for a counter-protest on Sunday.
During the protest, Chisholm was hit in the head three times “with something metallic” by one of the demonstrators protesting against Trump, the Oregonian reported.
The incident was caught on video and uploaded to Facebook by the group Women for Trump Movement. The video shows Chisholm falling to the ground after another man appears to punch him in the head.
After Chisholm falls to the ground, two men lean over him to protect him from further blows to the head, the video shows. Eventually security appears to manage the situation.
In the background of the video, some protestors can be heard shouting “Peace” while others taunt an unconscious Chisholm.
One protester can be heard calling Chisholm a “Nazi Boy” and another man can be heard yelling “your boy got knocked out.”
Viz the stark cultural and religious divide afflicting this nation, this video below from TFP helps illustrate the point:
Not to be a jerk about it, but the division between the two sides extends even to appearance.
Leftists and their allies are claiming today that to be a conservative equals being a very, very bad person. Is this yet another case of their projecting their true estimation of themselves onto others? Are these “good people” out there vulgarly, violently protesting (often for pay)?
I did not think I would see this nation come to this pass during my lifetime. It is shocking how rapidly things seem to be falling apart (and I recognize that much of this “primal scream” of the Left is centrally planned and directed astroturf, but it remains nonetheless).
I did get myself a little something for Christmas:
Winchester SXP “Extreme Defender.” The “extreme” means a pistol grip. Got some #4 buck in it right now.
The fervent hope is that this will only be used for fun. But criminy who knows anymore.
Czech Gov’t to Citizens on How to Fight Islamist Terrorists – Shoot Them Yourselves January 13, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Ecumenism, family, firearms, General Catholic, Immigration, Restoration, Society, the enemy.
That’s a novel approach, especially for Europe:
A couple of months ago, Czech President Milos Zeman made an unusual request: He urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible “super-Holocaust” carried out by Muslim terrorists.
Never mind that there are fewer than 4,000 Muslims in this country of 10 million people [that’s supposed to be a bad thing?!? Good for the Czechs from keeping the invading hordes of military-age males out of their country]— gun purchases spiked. One shop owner in East Bohemia, a region in the northern center of the Czech Republic, told a local paper that people were scared of a “wave of Islamists.”
Now the country’s interior ministry is pushing a constitutional change that would let citizens use guns against terrorists. Proponents say this could save lives if an attack occurs and police are delayed or unable to make their way to the scene. To become law, Parliament must approve the proposal; they’ll vote in the coming months.
The Czech Republic already has some of the most lenient gun policies in Europe. It’s home to about 800,000 registered firearms and 300,000 people with gun licenses. Obtaining a weapon is relatively easy: Residents must be 21, pass a gun knowledge check and have no criminal record. By law, Czechs can use their weapons to protect their property or when in danger, although they need to prove they faced a real threat.
This puts the country at odds with much of Europe, which has long supported much more stringent gun-control measures. In the wake of the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, France pushed the European Union to enact even tougher policies. The European Commission’s initial proposal called for a complete ban on the sale of weapons like Kalashnikovs or AR-15s that are intended primarily for military use. Ammunition magazines would be limited to 20 rounds or less.
That bill subsequently passed in slightly modified form over the Czech government’s opposition, meaning that this vote is more than a bit of kabuki theater – the EU’s laws will supersede whatever laws the Czech government puts in place. it also means a great many weapons currently legal in Czech and some other nations will soon be illegal. If I were the Czechs, I’d be working towards a Czexit right now.
Most of Europe has long been much less free with basic human rights – like the right to self defense – than this nation has been. While Europeans will giggle and say that’s why Europe has a lot fewer firearms deaths than the US, I would retort that the US also hasn’t ever had a concentration camp nor an endless cycle of totalitarian regimes. The Czechs used to live under one of those. That has more than a little to do with Czechs’ desire to own firearms, which is something I’ve seen personally (though I think the number of firearms and firearms owners listed above severely under-represents reality).
Fake Shock Post – Same Firm Responsible for Trump Oppo Dump Provided Cover for Baby Murder, Inc. January 12, 2017Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, cultural marxism, disaster, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sickness, Society, the enemy, unbelievable BS.
There has been a great deal of backlash over the totally unsubstantiated, wholly fabricated oppo dump released against Donald Trump late last week, which claims he was “compromised” by the Russian intelligence services. Turns out the same firm responsible for that oppo dump – which began work under funding from Republicans during the 2016 primary and continued under funding from demonrats during the general – was responsible for the wholly false smear campaign conducted against the Center for Medical Progress and their expose videos against Planned Barrenhood:
That’s not all Fusion GPS has been up to in recent years. In 2015, Planned Parenthood was stung by a video expose that detailed its involvement in human organ trafficking—organs harvested from the bodies obtained after abortions. Those behind the expose, David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress, knew they would be severely scrutinized so they released dozens of hours of raw footage that their documentary evidence was culled from to show that their reports had not been selectively edited. Nor were they misrepresenting the shocking statements of Planned Parenthood officials.
Nonetheless, Planned Parenthood produced a “forensic report” concluding that the videos had in fact been manipulated. The author of that report was none other than Fusion GPS. If you bothered to read the details of Fusion GPS’s report it made some damning concessions, even admitting there was no “widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.”But overall, the report was calculated to be misleading and was nothing but an underhanded PR stunt for Planned Parenthood. Naturally, Fusion GPS’s report was uncritically covered by a credulous media. Politico’s headline was “Report for Planned Parenthood finds sting videos manipulated.” The New York Times went with “Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds.” Neither report mentioned the controversy about Fusion GPS’s attacks on GOP donors or otherwise suggested the firm had partisan motivations.
Indeed, it seems that the media have been uncritically amplifying Fusion GPS’s disinformation campaigns for years now.
This Fusion GPS is – surprise! – staffed by former major media apparatchiks, and is known to be a thoroughly corrupt organization that will produce a report saying anything those footing the bill want them to say. I sat through several hours worth of CMP raw footage and it was nakedly apparent the publicity-focused time-reduced versions were not manipulative in even a remote sense. They showed straight up the level of evil Planned Butcherhood routinely involves itself in. The “report” was nothing but cover so Baby Murder, Inc’s media allies could spin damage control stories. The report had no more relation to reality than theories that Trump is a secret Nazi controlled by the ghost of Rudolf Hess.
I was so tickled to see Trump just saw through the media’s totally unmerited arrogance and assertions of authority at his press conference the other day. Call them out for exactly what they are, lying, paid agitators for the democrat/leftist cause and individuals so devoid of scruple and principle they make your average streetwalker blush.
Unfortunately, I think the whole system is now so rotten and the country so divided into ideological camps that not even complete discrediting of the media will lead to any significant change or improvements, though individual media operatives may lose their very well paid sinecures. Perhaps I’m getting jaded, but I read comments from mainstream sites and videos on Youtube and the level of left-cult believing dumb out there is simply inconceivable.
It says something about Trump’s opposition that they would turn to this firm, which (as the Weekly Standard article notes) has a reputation for being a source of salacious, unsubstantiated claims that dates back years. Historically, that firm was used to attack conservatives, using the same underhanded, amoral tactics of prevarication. That tells us more than a little bit about at least some of Trump’s opposition, doesn’t it?
Still recovering. Came into work today but will probably leave early so posting may be light again. I’ll see if I can find some other quick things to share. Your prayers and recommendations are much appreciated!
When Politics Is Your Religion, Every Defeat Is a Hell November 18, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, paganism, rank stupidity, Revolution, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, the enemy, the struggle for the Church.
Another interesting analysis of the Left, this one coming to the same conclusion I reached some time back: that Leftism is not a political philosophy, but a pseudo-religious movement based on secular materialism and with profound gnostic overtones:
According to progressive faith, the “arc of history” always bends Left. Well, history just spawned Donald Trump, and if European political trends are indicative, this is not an isolated incident. For leftists, this is akin to if Christians woke up to find Jesus’ bones had been discovered.[How, exactly, would that be proved?]It shattered their faith.
The freak-out is especially acute among millennials. These are the “nones” and the “spiritual but not religious” bunch we’ve heard about the past decade. Millennials, we were told, didn’t abandon faith per se—can the human spirit truly live without faith?—they simply redirected it away from “organized religion” toward other things, chief among which was politics. I wonder how that’s working out for them.
As ridiculous and ubiquitous as the pathetically referenced “stages of grief” has become to explain how they feel about losing an election (!), the depth of leftist grief does magnify the essential religiosity they place on politics……..
The author then goes on to explain the gnostic overtones, which is fine, but probably not terribly interesting to most of my readers.
I’d also go much further than the author – basing many of my conclusion from Fr. Dominic Bourmaud’s research – that leftism isn’t an “accidental” religion, but was designed as such from the start. Not consciously (at least at the start), but in effect, because the point of rationalism/secularism/liberalism/modernism/leftism was always one and the same: to usurp the power of Christianity in Christendom – which in reality meant the Church – and to replace it with a materialist/rationalist conception of the universe. As Leftism gained more and more influence over the culture it became more and more open in its violence against the Church and more and more strident in its claims, positing an origins story, providing moral strictures to be observed, and even providing visions of “heaven” and “hell” on earth.
We’ve now just about reached end game in his process with thorough penetration of Leftism into all the churches and sects, and with whole generations being raised who – by and large – have no conception of what Christianity is, what it means, and why it is unique and most powerful in comparison to all the other religions of the world, including their own.
If you go back to Monday and go through my series of posts on Leftism as a sort of arc, the conclusions are, I think, not too difficult to see. Outside miraculous conversion, the Left is inveterately hostile, desires the total destruction of Christianity, is a deliberately formed means to persecute Christianity, is endlessly corrupting, and is both unreachable and unteachable. This is a very harsh assessment, but not an unfair, or inaccurate, one. Dealing with an inveterately hostile competing religion requires a very different approach from interaction with souls not so ill-disposed. Tread very carefully.
As for retaking the culture from this anti-Christian religion, that’s a work of generations, and even then our collective efforts to date feel more like a desperate and not terribly effective rear-guard than any kind of counter-revolution. I’ve long felt the sense we need a change of tactics, but that’s really probably a matter of another post.
At least three Christians (all Copts) have been killed in Egypt in the past week and a half. They included a priest and a nun. The layman was beheaded. Some are trying to say the nun was accidentally wounded, but there is some skepticism over this. A brief roundup on the depredations against Christians in one of the more stable, “permissive” Mideastern states. Things in places like Syria and Iraq are far, far worse:
Yesterday, July 5, a Coptic nun was shot dead in Egypt.
The police called it a “tragic accident”. It currently not being treated as a crime. The nun was accidentally caught in a shootout between two rival clans. An stray bullet killed the nun, says Fides ……..
……..The first reports reported an anti-Christian attack.The investigating police of Guizeh denied this, however, describing the shooting between two local Muslim clans as the reason for the “accidental” death of the nun.
……..On June 24, several Christian homes had been burned in al-Baeda in Alexandria. A Muslim mob had gathered after Friday prayers in front of the house of Christian Naim Aziz because the false rumor was spread among Muslims, that the house may be converted into a church. The Muslims shouted the slogan: “Under no circumstances will there be a church here.” To be sure, deeds followed their words, and and they burned down the house of a Christian and a few other Christian homes for good measure. [When an area is under muslim suzerainty, generally it is impossible to get permission to build new Christian churches or even substantially improve/repair existing ones. That’s a powerful means to help keep the Faith in check]
…..The Christians of Egypt have been experiencing a new wave of Islamic violence for months. Last Thursday a Coptic Orthodox priest was murdered on the Sinai Peninsula belonging to Egypt. The priest Raphael Moussa was 46 years old. After the Holy Mass, which he celebrated in the Mar Girgis Church of the city of El-Arish in the north of the peninsula, he was killed in the parking lot in front of the church by a targeted shot. The murder was claimed by the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS).
A separate post from Eponymous Flower deals with the beheading:
on Monday, July 4, a Coptic Christian was stabbed in Tanta (Gharbia Governorate) by Islamists and then beheaded.
The 33-year-old pharmacist and Coptic Christian, Magdy Attia, was lured with a medication order into a house and killed there. According to Egyptian media reports, the house is inhabited by Salafists.
Awful. What is happening to the Christians of the Mideast is horrific. I pray their sufferings may bring a great flowering of the Faith there and conversion of millions of muslims.
For the commenter who dropped by this morning and left a profanity-filled rant, buddy, I do cover the persecution of Christians in the Mideast all the time. I have written dozens of posts on the subject over the years, as longtime readers can attest. I can’t possibly ride everyone’s hobby horse every day, and, yes, local events tend to get more play than international ones. I understand your outrage and anger but I ain’t the one to direct it at. I’ve been a strong supporter of Mideast Christians and your comments were as unjust as they were unhinged.
Any further such comments will result in permanent banning, even granting some leeway for English not being your first language.
The fact that the Church leadership continues to very often ignore or explain away muslim atrocities against Christians in pursuit of (I guess) the great one world religion project is one of the most galling aspects of being a Catholic today.
Are you even slightly surprised? May 16, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, persecution, sadness, scandals, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, The End, the enemy.
Yeah, I thought not:
Shee-ee-esh. Tip yer hand, much?
And I know that’s immodest dress, but the angle conceals most of the problem areas so I went with it. Yikes. Perversion powers progressivism, that much I know. The object of Clinton’s lustful glance (which would be considered “rape” if done on a college campus by a male) has confirmed, she was staring exactly where she appears to be staring.
Sorry in advance to you west coasters who lose your lunchtime appetite over this.
Reminds me so much of this infamous bit of unhinged envy:
I prefer envy to perverse lust any day. I’m sure Carla Bruni, though no longer psuedo French first lady, still hopes Hilary doesn’t become president, for obvious reasons. No woman will be safe, anywhere.
Is the barbaric behavior of muslim “immigrants” a sign of ignorance, or is it a sign of domination? January 29, 2016Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, Immigration, persecution, sadness, scandals, secularism, Society, suicide, the enemy.
A little of column A, and a little of column B, perhaps?
Bookworm notes that many of Europe’s governments from the local to the national level seem to be operating on the belief that the incredibly offensive, timorous behavior of many recent immigrants stems from the ignorance and barbarism of the immigrants themselves. Thus, there are mass campaigns underway to try to educate these immigrants in Western-ways, to, in effect, de-islamify and de-barbarize them.
But Bookworm posits another theory. These muslims are not so backwards that they do not know that doing despicable things – like defecating in public swimming pools and gang raping women – is not acceptable behavior. They are doing these things deliberately, and to a specific end:
Open any website dealing with the Muslim refugees in Europe, and you’re sure to find two different kinds of stories. The first kind of story tells about Muslims engaged in all sorts of inappropriate behavior, such as assaulting women,urinating or defecating in swimming pools, raping little boys, or just plain old killing people. The second kind of story tells aboutthe ways in which Europe intends to address these decidedly anti-social behaviors: They’re educating the refugees. The sophisticated Europeans have concluded that the refugees are so stupid and simplistic that they need to be taught good manners. Otherwise, how will they know not to rape, poop, or kill?
It strikes me that the really stupid, naive, unsophisticated people here are the Europeans who actually believe that this anti-social Muslim behavior comes about because Muslims are primitive people who are, for the first time, confronting an advanced society. To hold this position, Europeans must be willfully blind. Didn’t any of them notice the number of migrants who showed up with smart phones intact?…….
……….Here’s what I think is going on: The refugees are acting as they are, not because they see themselves as charity cases, but because they see themselves as conquerors. They know perfectly well that one doesn’t defecate in a pool in which people (especially children) are swimming. They’re doing it because they are performing the literal equivalent of the expression “I don’t give a —- about you.” They know you’re not supposed to rape women . . . that is, unless those women are the products of conquest, in which case raping them is one of Mohamed’s commandments.
I think Bookworm is onto something here. These millions of migrants see themselves changing Europe forever. I’m certain more than a few – probably those who engage in such disgusting behavior – see themselves as conquerors. That doesn’t mean they are, yet, anyway. But they could become so if policies are not reversed or if there is not some kind of reaction, much more than government signs and pamphlets begging immigrants not to behave in atrocious ways.
Is it too much to see in this developing crisis similarities to the fall of Rome? Note that the barbarian invaders did not have to outnumber the native, Romanized population when they started pouring through the no longer defended frontier in the 5th century. There had been barbarians in the Empire for years, for a number of reasons, but that rapidly accelerated in the 400s and led, within a lifetime, to the total collapse of the Western Empire. By the time they reached 10% of the population, the Western Empire was finished.
There have been barbarians/immigrants in Europe for years in this modern context, but now, suddenly, something has happened and the floodgates have opened. I don’t mean to say that Europe is finished at this point, but I am saying that each day this invasion in permitted to continue increases the likelihood of at least a nightmare internecine conflict as incompatible peoples sort themselves out, if not the actual implosion of Europe as bastion of Western civilization (such as remains, anyway).
At this point, I’m really not certain which is more likely to play out – a nativist awakening and struggle to eject (or at least contain) the invaders, or the gradual slipping away of all that has made Europe, Europe. It’s really up to the Europeans. Not that we are in substantially better shape. Our country, too, has been largely remade through immigration over the past 50 years, but it has been immigration of a much different, and less problematic, type. Having said that, there is no way Ronald Reagan could be elected governor of California today. That California is gone.
Much more like this. Yes, Christians are called to turn the other cheek – when it is we as individuals at stake. But when threats emerge against the defenseless, Catholic manhood must stand and fight. Islamists love going after the weak and defenseless. They are enemies of our Faith and of civilization.
This cassocked priest really gets it. He understand the relation between leftism and radical islam, the two great forces trying to squeeze Christianity (and by that I mean, the real Churches) out of existence. I have never heard an American priest address such a mass rally of men in such terms. We are too used, in this country, to being meek and mild, to never making waves, because we have it really good here, right? This country had no violent persecution when Catholics were being bloodied all over the world. But things have changed. Islam is at our doorstep, and the leftist elite seeks to drive believing Christians completely out of the public square, to make us anathema in polite society and a despised, hunted other:
“It’s also obvious that the leftist propaganda does its best to destroy us, destroy the Church and the Polish people.”
“My dearest! It’s no secret to none that we’re despised in the public debate.”
“We’re ready to stand for our homeland and Faith to the last drop of our blood.”
“Get ready! Be ready to be spat at, be ready to be persecuted, but our strength, power, and courage comes from the only Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
You may have missed the fact that history has turned its wheel again. 1944 we were persuaded to accept the Soviets, while in 2015 we’re persuaded to accept the islamic fundamentalism. We shall never accept it!”
“We are not afraid of peaceful muslims, but they are a total minority.” [Or a cowed majority who silently agree with the radical element, and would happily go along with the destruction of Christendom and its being subsumed into the “ummah.”]
Dearly beloved, the leftist and islamic aggression is turned against Christendom and our nation and causes serious concern. We have the right to be afraid of that. WE are tentitled to fear for the fall of Christainty
“We won’t fight with the hammer of hatred, which they try to press into our hands. We will fight with the sword of truth, the sword of love and the sword of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Living Lord and Savior.”
“Not islamic, not laic, our Poland is Catholic. No to the rainbows, no to the red….Poland belongs to Catholics!”
Beautiful invocation of Mary’s patronage and protection and prayer at the end. Really inspiring talk. God bless Catholic Poland. May it always remain so.
The priest is Father Jacek Miedlar. The crowd was estimated in the tens of thousands.
Poland has saved Europe before. In 1683, it was the Polish army under King Jan Sobieski that lifted the Second Siege of Vienna, ending Islam’s last existential threat to Europe for 330 years. Until now.
Will it be Poland that comes to the rescue of a decadent, divided, and relatively faithless Europe again?
I’ll say this much….across the West the political/cultural leaders are more and more disconnected from the very real and deep concerns of growing masses of their populations. While the leaders dither and dally over non-existent crises like “climate change,” they continue to ignore the existential threat from islam, moral corruption and societal decay that confronts the mass of people more and more every day.
The longer the “leaders” continue to ignore the grave concerns of huge swaths of their citizenry, the longer they talk down to them/us, the longer they continue to try to shove their cultural marxism down our throats, the more we feel disenfranchised with no effective recourse from that distant, uncaring leadership, the more the stage is set for some kind of cataclysmic reckoning. What else do people do when they realize their government completely ignores them and their concerns, when the figure out that elections make no difference and all options through the normal political system are gamed against them?
Already, there must be a great reordering of the now heavily islamified Europe, with portions becoming formal parts of the ummah and portions retaining or reverting to Christianity. It will likely be a very bloody process. The same is coming to the US, if the government by the elite, for the elite, and of the elite continues its present course.
I fear the future will be very dark, very unpleasant. May God have mercy on us, and give us strength.