Wednesday, June 22, 2016
I wanted to write a long post about my thoughts on the Brexit referendum tomorrow (or rather today as of the writing of this post in the UK), but I ended up having to work from home late today and don't have the time for anything but a short post. Nothing I could say about the possibility of Brexit hasn't been said by millions of others before me, so this will have to suffice. The people of the United Kingdom have two choices: leave the European Union and regain control over your own destinies or continue to be ruled by godless bureaucratic overlords in Brussels for years to come (at least until the EU finally dies, which it will Brexit or no Brexit). To anyone who may be reading this in the UK, vote Leave (#VoteLeave). You only have this one chance!
Sunday, June 05, 2016
In the happy days in Europe before the First World War, intellectuals and military leaders argued that
and European society had become stagnant.
Although many nations were experiencing industrial, commercial and
scientific progress at levels never before experienced, it was argued that war
was needed to wake Europe out of its cultural
slumber. War would cleanse Western
society from the decadence and moral and nationalist apathy which infected the
great capitals of the continent. What
the intellectuals and military leaders were not prepared for was the level of
destruction and loss of human life that would ensue from a war waged with
Twentieth Century technology.
I have been thinking a lot recently about how this historical call for war could be applicable in our own day. Now before I go any further I must say that I do not relish the idea of war (and the necessary loss of human life and misery that would result of any war), but at least in the abstract is not war sometimes necessary as a cleansing agent? When I was a child and got a deep scratch, my parents would pour hydrogen peroxide on the wound to clean it of any dirt and to help prevent an infection. It hurt like hell, but I understood that the pain was necessary to prevent a possible future (and greater pain) of infection. Could not war be the hydrogen peroxide of Western society, a tool to cleanse society from the dirt that has invaded the body and prevent infection?
As I look around at the world in which I live, I see that
Europe has been invaded by millions of Muslims (not just
the ones who are supposedly “refugees” and who travelled from supposedly
war-torn nations over the last two years).
The Muslims don’t assimilate:
they don’t adopt the (nominal) Christian faith of their host nations,
they don’t accept the values or culture of their host nations—indeed they call
for their host nations to not only respect their own values but to adopt them
(e.g. calls for Sharia Law to be adopted in European nations). Many of these Muslims are young men. What is the nationality/religion/age of those
men who (with increasing numbers of occurrences) assault white women? And in the face of all of this, what do most
European leaders do? Make excuses and
call for greater acceptance/tolerance of Muslims and calls for more asylum
grants for “refugees.”
I see that in the
individuals are applauded for rejecting the very bodies and natures that God
gave to them from the moment of their conception. School districts are being coerced to let
teenagers (who cannot even legally drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, vote and in
some instances not even drive a car) use whatever bathroom or locker room that
corresponds to their “gender identity.”
Self-righteous and oh-so-enlightened parents happily support whatever
form of deviancy their underage (and I must stress: underage ) children feel
inclined to experiment with at the moment.
Americans have periods of near apoplexy when a lion named Cecil is
hunted or a gorilla name Harambe is euthanized to save the life of a toddler,
yet millions of unborn babies are murdered legally each year. U.S.
I don’t glory in war, but I think war is about the only thing that can cleanse the West of the filth that has become so common in our cultures. I think it’s past time the Great Catholic Monarch of myth and legend rise up and bring that war on the enemies of God and His Church. If it’s the Muslims who bring that war, let us pray that what’s left of the faithful remnant wins and has the Church’s backing to re-build what’s left of the West when it’s over.