Saturday, November 23, 2019

Some Sensible Thinking About Social Media in the Modern World

From Quillette. It's not the first time I've read a contra-PC essay from there; that I have is a powerful argument for getting off social media, and finding lengthier and more thoughtful writing.

I removed myself from Facebook earlier this year. It was a little difficult to change my habit of going there to post stories, links, and photos, but - after a few weeks, I honestly never gave it another thought. The only time I'm reminded that I'm no longer on FB is when I occasionally get a notification from someone I know who has posted something there.

In other news, the Sandinistas have arrested clerics for protesting the regime, and mobs were sent to churches to threaten them to get them in line.

The Sandanistas were heavily promoted, during the Reagan years, as "indigenous agrarian activists". We were told that they were authentic representatives of 'La Gente' - Spanish for 'The People'.

So, now that they have been decisively unmasked as Standard Leftists, power-hungry and intolerant of the average citizen's rights and desires, I assume that the Left that championed them - including my own Catholic Church members - will disavow them?

Don't be ridiculous!

My question?

Will the same people who loudly protested the abuses of the anti-Communists now acknowledge the abuses of the Sandinistas?

I won't hold my breath.


Francis W. Porretto said...

The Sandinistas are Communists. Has there ever been a variety of Communist that wasn't opposed to the Christian faith?

Ragin' Dave said...

Russian Orthodox communists, perhaps? Other than that, there's none that I can think of in my lifetime. You have to go back before Vatican 2 to find true anti-communists in the Catholic Church.

Linda Fox said...

The promoters of "Liberation Theology" have a LOT to answer for.