Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Leftists Doing What They Do Best

     That is, fomenting hatred of conservatives:

     Tuesday’s release of more than 1,000 hacked emails of John Podesta, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, includes a 2011 thread called “Conservative Catholicism” between Podesta, Hillary for America Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri, and John Halpin, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress where Podesta served as Chairman of the Board at the time.

     In an email message to Podesta and Palmieri, Halpin cites a New Yorker article on media mogul Rupert Murdoch and the fact that he and then-managing editor for the Wall Street Journal, Robert Thompson, were raising their kids Catholic.

     “Friggin’ Murdoch baptized his kids in the Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus,” he lamented.

     Halpin further complains that many of the “most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups.”

     “It’s an amazing bastardization of the faith,” he continues. “They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backward gender relations and must be totally unaware of Catholic democracy.”

     In her response, Jennifer Palmieri wrote, “I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn’t understand if they became evangelicals.”

     “They can throw around ‘Thomistic’ thought and ‘subsidiarity’ and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they’re talking about,” she said.

     The Catholic League’s Bill Donahue was on it at once:

     Bill Donahue, founder of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, was quick to decry the “bigoted comments” coming from key members of the Clinton campaign, noting that their “contempt for Catholicism is palpable.”

     Donahue called on presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to react swiftly to the revelations, declaring that she “has a moral obligation to sanction Podesta and Palmieri immediately.”

     Donahue had better not hold his breath while he waits. The Clintons are too intimately tied to Podesta and his several organizations to do anything of the sort. They might regard Palmieri as more disposable, but I rather doubt it.

     I’ve said this before, but it cannot be repeated too often:

A church’s entire mission is to conserve and promulgate its doctrines.

     Inasmuch as the Catholic Church – which, by the way, is the oldest continuously functioning institution in the world – has remained (barring a few excesses) faithful to the teachings of its Founder, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God and Redeemer of Mankind, it has a better claim to legitimacy than any other institution of its kind. Indeed, other Christian denominations have condemned the Catholic Church for its “obstinacy” and “rigidity:” the sort of calumny the Left hurls at conservatives of every sort.

     This is an expression of hatred in its pure form: “We despise you not because of what you do, but because of what you are.”

     Moreover, it’s not new. It’s merely becoming plain enough for ordinary people, some distance from the levers of power, to detect it. Many Catholics have known about it for awhile, as it’s directed at us. That makes it hard to explain why half of American Catholics still routinely vote Democrat. Must be some vestigial admiration for Dorothy Day.

     When hatred metastasizes and becomes palpable, it evokes a reaction. Bill Donahue’s condemnation is of minuscule importance compared to the potential for reaction from the wide Catholic laity, which constitutes roughly one quarter of the American populace. This revelation could be the key to upsetting the political order that has ravaged the United States under Barack Hussein Obama with the passive connivance of the supposed Republicans on Capitol Hill.

     And by the way, “subsidiarity” is an essentially conservative, nay individualistic philosophy of social organization. Not-so-social organizations such as the United States Army make use of it as well. Look it up and see how it compares to your own convictions on social matters. I expect you’ll like it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, many of us did not need to read the emails to know this. This is the end game of 'gay rights'- the destruction of religion.

As for hating conservatives I wonder what the lefties think will happen when they push too far. Most libtards I know are mentally, morally, spiritually, and physically weak. However could they hope to win after waking the sleeping giant?