Wednesday, July 27, 2016


     Hearken to the esteemed Dystopic:

     Contrary to the beliefs of Leftists, being Christian has, historically, meant accepting a great of persecution. The followers of Christ, not unlike the Jews, have suffered under great persecution from other faiths. The Romans killed them (until converting). Then the Muslims came, and did likewise.

     But the day came when Christianity was ascendant and unchallenged in the West. And so it is easy to forget that, as a Christian, persecution is not so far away as we often think it is. We’ve suffered comparatively little in recent years. The worst we’ve had to deal with lately is militant atheists with their smug, Jon Stewart liberal grins and airs of superiority. Easy enough to suffer that.

     The killing of the priest, during Mass, tells us that a new round of persecution may be beginning. I honestly didn’t think I’d see that in my lifetime. But, here it is. In a sense, it is worse than the other terror killings. Not in number of bodies, of course, but in the brazenness of the act, and in the specificity of the target. Where you could theoretically lump other Islamic terror attacks in the West into some kind of general malaise, and excuse it by some sort of twisted Left-wing, secular reasoning, this attack smacks more obviously of religious war.

     It “smacks more obviously of religious war” because that’s what’s in progress. That and nothing else.

     The great difference between Islam and all other religions is that Islam explicitly preaches intolerance of other faiths. Islam is therefore inherently and irremediably at war with every other religion -- including atheism -- practiced by anyone, anywhere on Earth.

     Christianity has had its excesses. The Inquisition was the worst of them. However, our principal sin, over the centuries, has been to snub the followers of other faiths. Over time we did unlearn such contemptible practices. But at their worst, the crimes committed in the name of Christ – none of which can find any justifications in the teaching of the Redeemer – pale in comparison to the immeasurably greater and bloodier rampage of savageries committed by explicit direction of the bloodthirsty, adulterous pseudo-prophet Muhammad.

     Moreover, Islam represents itself as a totalitarian political entity with God-given authority: a State with power over all things great and small. Thus it is at war not “merely” with other religious creeds, but with the political authorities of every non-Islamic nation. The refusal by the “leaders” of the West to acknowledge this has baffled many. It almost seems as if they believe the boogeyman will go away if they pretend that they don’t see him.

     That, to put it as gently as possible, is not on.

     At this time, Europe is under continuous siege. Its already-imported Islamic fraction becomes more troublesome with each day that passes. Its borders are under extraordinary pressure from “refugees,” the great majority of which are military-age Muslim males unaccompanied by women, children, or the aged. Both sets demand accommodation; in response, Europe’s leaders wring their hands for a moment and submit. The portents are anything but good.

     Meanwhile, America’s specialist in pissing on our heads and telling us it’s raining, Barack Hussein Obama, repeatedly tells us it’s our moral obligation to accommodate such “refugees” in or own lands. Nor does he care to listen to any backtalk. Despite loud, fervent rejections of the idea, his myrmidons have settled thousands of such “refugees” in towns whose previous populations were smaller than the Muslim influx. I seem to sense an agenda in there. Do you?

     Obama’s seven and a half years riding roughshod over individuals’ rights, the Constitution, and everything else Americans treasure have crippled our economy, enervated our military, and made our international position a laughingstock. The Republican majorities in Congress have done nothing even to retard his depredations; neither have the supposedly conservative justices on the Supreme Court. Add to this his undisguised attempt to flood our nation with persons as hostile to it and its norms as is he.

     Persecutions are often conducted under color of law.

     America is at great risk. The news media deliberately exclude or downplay any news that would reflect badly on the Obama Administration. They’re particularly determined to conceal the effects of the Islamic infestation. As other pundits have already noticed, “our” chief concerns appear to be catering to homosexual sensitivities and contriving transgender-friendly restrooms. But the apostles of “tolerance” have no time or attention to spare for the intolerance of our invaders. Not while there’s a man in a dress being told he can’t use the women’s lavatory.

     Is it any wonder that resentment of government – all of it; not just the Golfer-In-Chief – is nearing a peak? Should that boil burst, the consequences will be unpleasant – Civil-War-level unpleasant, if not worse – and Muslims who’ve wormed their ways into America will enjoy them least of all.

     My Gentle Readers have probably noticed that recently I’ve been posting a greater fraction of humorous stuff. There’s a reason for that. I’m sure I don’t need to state it explicitly.

     Recently, the esteemed David de Gerolamo proclaimed that he would no longer write about political and governmental matters. He might be more sensible than your humble Curmudgeon Emeritus. I continue in the hope that there’s a chance, however slim, that men of good will can talk the country down off the ledge. I might be wrong, of course. But the ocean of blood that will be spilled if the American people rise up and take matters into their own hands tells me that I must continue.

     Read Dystopic’s essay. Take it seriously. And pray – but don’t stop there:

     Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. [Luke 22:36]

     Don’t forget to buy plenty of ammo for your “sword.”


Conan the Cimmerian said...

The Spain/Portugal Inquisitions would necessary and need no apology. The Muslims and Jews that were a fifth column against the Catholic Spain/Portugal should have gotten out when they could.

We are headed to Inquisition 2.0/Crusades.

Amy Bowersox said...

I am, quite frankly, alarmed that many of my sisters, brothers, and nonbinary siblings, along with my cohorts in the larger LGBT community, do not recognize--or worse, actively refuse to recognize--the grave danger that is posed by Islam. We tend to be among the worst sufferers under a Muslim and Shari'a regime: they hang us, or behead us, or stone us to death, or push us off high buildings. The "bathroom bills" seem relatively trivial by comparison.

Of particular note is the Iranian treatment of homosexuals, who are subjected to gender reassignment even though they are cisgender. To see the tools that are used to help so many transgender people misused in this fashion is appalling. At least here, if people mistakenly conflate sexual orientation with gender identity, all that usually leads to is people saying uncouth things like "You're just gay, right?" In Iran, this conflation is apparently policy--and the results of it can lead to actual human suffering.

Anonymous said...

It occurs to me that perhaps there is a long game in the LBGT rights stuff lately. If these people are 'loud and proud' are they easier for some, say muslims, to target? Given the duplicitous behavior of many pols and the presence of representatives of the mulsim brotherhood in high places it seems plausible.

As for us Catholics we know that as disciples of Christ we are not loved in this world. Plan and act accordingly to protect you and yours.

Francis W. Porretto said...

Amy, the whole mission of Islam is to increase the sum total of human suffering toward its theoretical limit. Always remember what the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini said:

"Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer...There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious....Islam is deadly serious -- about everything."

Fred said...

Right. Anybody that goes on a killing spree in the name of Jesus is not Christian, he is a liar. Not so with islam, They kill for and within the bounds of their false gods teachings.

Anonymous said...

The Spaniards were no less human than us. Hardened by the reconquista to be sure, but not monsters. They were dealing with the irreconcilable problem of moslem jihadis practicing taqiya in thier midst and that is what it took.