15 Responses to It’s The People Not the Guns

  • The homicide rate in non-metropolitan counties in New York was (last I checked) 1.14 per 100,000. Hunting is a major past-time in those counties. The thing is, though, the sort of people who hunt and shoot sporting clays and get a pistol license because their work requires schlepping through underground parking garages are not Democratic Party clients. Actually undertaking effective measures to improve public order is despised by this crew. The whole point is to manufacture diversions and transfer attention and blame on subcultures you cannot suborn and who do not respond to your cultural signals.

    The father of one of the murdered reporters is already offering his services to the gun control cause, so we’re all compelled to ask a grieving man what he has in mind as Vester Flanagan had no history which would have precluded him from owning a pistol and the pistol itself was unremarkable. In Franklin County, Va., the frequency of homicide is about 20% below national means (and almost certainly is predominantly a phenomenon in domestic disputes), the frequency of forcible rape about 55% below national means, and the frequency of robbery is 95% below national means. Not exactly Dodge City.

  • SWHC…Smith and Wesson stock has a two day bull run of over 11% perhaps and will do good for awhile due to big earnings beat and forecast combined.. Does the Vatican hold it…:)
    what with Pope Francis’ weapons merchants remarks a month or so ago. I don’t know…his hotel has air conditioning while his encyclical denounced pressure marketing of same. They, SWHC, have a weighted barrel .357 revolver
    that’s always calling to me like a siren but …for my neighbor’s sake, a 20 gauge shotgun with low velocity self defense shells is worse on the criminal and safer on the neighbors as to wall penetration of several houses in a miss. There’s also a neighbor safe .223 that fragments. Has the Pope ever had a man come through his front window? I have. Fortunately I thrive in that situation….doing five straight minutes of fast boxing combinations non stop to Santana daily.
    It’s like jogging with the top half of your body and few thugs can do five straight minutes of non stop punching. But a 20 gauge is better if he enters with his own Smith and Wesson.

  • Wouldn’t it be great if someone picked up a Democrat and used her to bash someone’s brains in? and then we would ban Democrats and have “Democrat free” zones? never mind that the basher was a registered Democrat on mind-altering drugs. And no more knee jerk Democrats on full auto.Guy Mcclung, San Antonio

  • Bill–I’ve got the expensive “home defense” rounds for my CC revolver, too. Well, the first load– if I have to hunker down and reload, not so much, but if that happens I’m unlikely to be firing in a way that it can pass through walls!

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    I’m still in a bit of whiplash– somehow this one didn’t hit as much of what media I do watch, so last I heard the murderer was supposed to be an angry redneck, with the implication that he was angry at the reporter because she was pretty.
    Find out yesterday that he’s a homosexual and black, with the motive being that he was a “grievance collector” — held grudges about EVERYTHING, even if it wasn’t actually a slight.

  • Foxfier,
    I envy all concealed carry. New Jersey is the worst and no one except criminals and detectives have concealed carry. I understand that it’s the most densely populated state but they should permit tactical knives by license since no innocent bystander gets hit by a knife. There’s almost no knife you can carry in N.J. The key in the cities is to avoid certain neighborhoods as you would avoid a ricin shower and after dark…why go out …since 80% of the violence happens then. Our fire chief’s ( black) son ( Jersey City) was murdered by blacks at night in a robbery and in same month, a black man was murdered after a fender bender in front of his family…both unsolved….both moron actors probably on the welfare dole living with mom.

  • My husband turned down a job he would’ve loved– with good pay– because it would require us to live there; at the same time, he’s applied for jobs on the Mexican border in areas known for Mexican gang activity.
    He knows more about gun laws and the gang risks– especially international ones– than I do, so I figure that’s all I’ve got to know about New Jersey’s laws.

  • . He was correct. If you get a flat tire at night in the wrong neighborhood in JC even if you live in an affluent area, your goose is cooked sauteed and roasted….because you have no right to carry in N.J. Only the thugs do. Funny story….I told one of the rappers from Mobb Deep in our NY affluent area that we were moving down to J.C. He squinted and mumbled…” watch out down there brother…be careful”. And their music is strictly for the thugs he was warning about. But I grew up here and my parents’ vibe is here while they are in Heaven I believe…and I like that vibe. One day I hope we live on a sailboat and follow the temperature along the Atlantic.

  • A good Communist never lets an opportunity go by to advance the Communist agenda of gun confiscation.

  • We left NJ fifty years ago. Their gun laws make no sense. It’s a case of ideology over logic. I think it was Cicero who said, “Fury will find its weapon”.

  • http://articles.latimes.com/1993-01-26/news/mn-1795_1_handgun-control

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=40502426

    Nelson Shields IV was killed perfectly at random due to his white skin. His father’s reaction to that was to give up his work at duPont and spend the rest of his life agitating against pistols. At least Sarah Brady’s agitation was induced by guns in the hands of a man who belonged in an asylum. Shields’ work has the hallmarks of a man substituting a socially acceptable object for an unacceptable one.

  • I think gun-control has become an idée fixe among the people of the Left. No correct statistical or logical argument seems to penetrate their argle-bargle on the subject. The only efficacious strategy is to keep their hands away from the levers of political power.

  • I think gun-control has become an idée fixe among the people of the Left.

    Again, it shifts the blame away from an unacceptable target (slum hoodlums) to an acceptable set (manufacturers and ordinary people, especially non metropolitan populations). It shifts the means from the unacceptable (police officers surveying and detaining slum hoodlums, courts and prisons punishing them) to acceptable means (civil servants refusing permits). For a bourgeois like Obama, a certain sort of self-aggrandizement is ever at work. In this case, it is professional people like himself acting to lower the status of one set of cultural competitors in order to avoid lowering the status of their slum clientele (whose ‘plight’ provides employment and status for those in their social circle).

    Look at the dismay among academics (Bernard Harcourt), politicians (Bilge de Blasio), and judges (Shira Sheindlin) over the success the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations had in New York City (an 87% reduction in homicide rates). The point is never to accomplish anything real and broadly recognized as good. The point is to aggrandize your sense of self. North of 97% of the homicides which take place in this country could be accomplished with a double-barreled shot-gun. The prevalence of pistols contributes to homicide rates, but we have a pretty good idea that its an unimportant vector.

  • In NY, only the criminals and police are armed. After Sandy Hook, Capo Cuomo shoved through a law banning high magazine (sic) capacities and certain “assault weapons.” CT did a similar boondoggle. Guess how many CT and NY citizens now are criminals. It comes to a couple of million.
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    The disconnected, execrable liars aren’t against guns. It’s people control they want. They want Americans disarmed to make safe the state’s final assault on liberty and property. The police will need all the guns they can carry when they come to disarm us.
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    Go figure. They say that Trump cannot deport 11,000,000 criminals, invaders and looters. But the so-called progressives plan to forcibly disarm 83,000,0000 law-abiding Americans.
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    Any idiot could be a liberal. All one need do is memorize inane one-liners on equality (translated quotas/preferences, gay privileges, welfare) women’s health care (translated contraception and abortion), fundamental transformation (translated irreparable damage), global warming (translated crony socialism), guns, racism (translated gimme everything), war on women, etc.
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    Fun fact. When Algore was born there were 7,000 polar bears. Today, there are 26,000.

  • There are any number of ways of killing people, other than shooting.

    Of the 61 cases of homicide recorded in Scotland for 2013-2014,
    23 were by sharp instrument, mainly knives,
    10 by hitting or kicking,
    7 by strangulation/asphyxiation,
    5 by blunt instrument
    2 by fire-raising.
    2 by shooting.
    1 poisoning.
    11 other and unknown.

    In 43 of the 61 cases (70%), victim and accused were known to each other as friends, acquaintances, partners or ex-partners.
    There were some 88 accused; 37 were under the influence of alcohol, 2 under the influence of drugs and 7 were both.

  • Pretend for a moment that you don’t believe in God. People are just animals, albeit highly evolved apes. Pretend that your are among an elite of the most intelligent of these by nature naked but smart apes. You are the natural leader of the species. What to do? Dare you let them run free? No. They are animals. Bring forth the muzzle and chains. It explains a great deal.

Culture Without God

Friday, November 15, AD 2013

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Proverbs 29:18

 

As the above video indicates, a bad culture does not lead to brutal regimes.  The sick culture, like the brutal regime, are merely symptoms of a vast illness that was diagnosed by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn three decades ago:

 

More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.

What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.

One can have a healthy culture only when there is an atmosphere of hope.  In the absence of a belief in God despair grows in the human heart like fat on a pig.  To escape from that despair the usual culprits are called upon:  alcohol, drugs, sex, violence, all in an ultimately futile attempt to fill the God sized hole in one’s soul. 

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  • Do you mean today, or the week after eviction from Eden?

    Such is our lot on this side of the vale. Such is also why we cry out, “Lord come quickly!”

  • Many who cry “Lord come quickly”, I suspect, will be unpleasantly surprised when He does come, but that is a subject for another post.

    Culture is always a mixed bag. However, since atheism, at least functional atheism, became popular among elites we have been on a downward spiral and I discern no bottoming out in the search for shock.

  • Quite right, Don. Though I do grow tired of having to say goodbye to so many fine folks. We may not morn as the pagans do, but we still morn.

    Though it does seem one starts to understand more the reasoning behind Deut 9:4 with “[I]t is on account of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is going to drive them out before you.”

  • “If the wicked refuse to join in the blessed endeavor, they should be loved as enemies are loved in Christian charity, since, as long as they live, there is the possibility that they may come to a better mind.” St. Augustine

    Do not fear that which only can kill the body. Fear God who can kill the body and soul in Hell.

    Not everyone who calls to Christ “Lord, Lord!” will enter the Kingdom, but only those that do what God wants them to do.

    On Judgment Day many will say, “Lord, Lord! In your name we drove out demons and performed mircales.” But, Christ will say, “I never knew you.” (Matt. 7:21-23; Luke 13:25-27)

    No one is good except God. (Matt. 19:16-30; Mark: 10:17-31; Luke 18:19).

    Then, how can anyone be saved? With God all things are possible. We cannot be saved on our own.

  • The Afterburner Video – Wow!

    Quia ventum seminabunt et turbinem metent.
    Prophetia Osee 8:7a

  • Oh, and I also think that speaking of Miley, this would be a good opportunity to bring up this classic insider’s perspective on the temptations and trials child starts go through.
    http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-reasons-child-stars-go-crazy-an-insiders-perspective/

    Parents, if you love your kids, keep them out of showbiz.

  • Question for the historians: Anyone with a fallen soul can understand how culture slides. How does it get better? I can only think of two endings for a slide: a revival, or a societal collapse and slow rebuilding. Revivals have come in different forms, as have collapses. (Tangent: the collapses happen in a way that future generations can blame them on something else, like inflation or military failure. It’s too bad.) Are there any other ways out? Can you predict which end a society is headed for? Broad questions, I know, but I’m curious to hear anyone’s answers.

  • A good example of a revival was Victorian England. Eighteen century British culture tended to be pretty gin-soaked grotesque. The Methodist Movement and its spreading among the urban poor helped lead to a striving for moral improvement.

    Another example was after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire which led to the banning of gladiatorial duels, improvements in the status of women, amelioration of the condition of slaves, etc.

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  • Another good example is Ars, France after the prayerful warriorship, leadership, door to door work, and sacraments offered up by Father Jean Marie Vianney.

  • Very well-written and an excellant explanation of things. Thanks, Donald.

  • Men have forgotten God, and women are looking for love in all the wrong places.

    Looking out at the pulverization of the family ideal in America today, I thank God we have in His Word an original owner’s manual that we can consult to repair ourselves, as circumstances may allow.

  • Anyone with a fallen soul can understand how culture slides. How does it get better?

    It’s always easier to see how to destroy something nice than how to make it.

    I think that improving what you can, when you can, builds it back up.

  • At the center of every culture is a “cult”, the power source that is “source” of the culture, empowers it to continue to live, breathe and grow and protects the culture in order to preserve it. Those ” in charge” of the “cult” are ” the priests” ( careful- do not understandd this term in only Catholic ways) every culture has a cult with priests in charge of it and therefore fulfilling a leadership role in the culture.

    One can immediately bring to mind the entertainment culture with movie an TV programs being the main form of the cultures. Who are the “priests”? The celebrity actors and actresses who often go beyond their field, feeling totally empowered to speak on this or that cultural, moral or political issue. They feel entitled, are empowered and followed by many in the world. I certainly could go on with examples.

    Let me get more specific however. The academic and ruling elites ( the priests ) of the new American culture have ordained that our culture is to be secularist ( totally acting, deciding etc as ifvGodvdoes not exist) multicultural ( don’t be fooled.by this. Multiculturalism is the ONE authorized culture which states on paper there is no one culture but really is saying that there is no room for the traditional American Judaeo-Christian culture) This new culture is based basically on a pragmatic value system (I do not want to call it a morality) with certain ‘absolutes’ such as freedom from any exterior or cultural authority-except of course the state ( thus Cchurch authority cannot apply its teaching or Evangelicals cannot quote Scripture). This new culture seeks a very vague “equality” by which women have the right to choose abortion, people of the same gender may marry, and a growing thrust to achieve a utopian economic equality- just to name a few “absolutes”

    As for the Catholic Church’s response, it is important to note that one of the fundamental underlying issues of the Council of Trent was the relationship between grace and nature; one of the fundamental underlying issues of Vatican II was/is the relationship between grace/the Church and culture. The Church,bsince Trent had been in a somewhat defensive position. ThebChurch re achieved a certain synthesis in the post Tridentine era in what is commonly called the Baroque. This effect went beyond the Church and Catholic countries into the wider Western world-so much so that most people do not even realize that at the center of the Baroque culture in all of its levels and manifestations was the Tridentine Church and cult, the Tridentine Mass. The Baaroque culture and era did not last that long however. The Enlightenment. Raised new challenges which the Church found very difficult to cope with never mind transform with a new synthesis. The Ninteenth century found the Church more defensive ( after the French Revolution understandably) and more ” combative and condemnatory”. While the Church was fundamentally correct in preserving its teaching, it failed, miserably in trains forming the culture. In fact the greatest heresy of the day, Modernism, stated that the Church and her tewching needed to conform to the culture. See how much the Church had failed in her mission to be light, salt and leaven, transforming the culture.

    Vatican II set out to counter this slide. It sought to.both avoid the old condemnations and defensive postures while putting forth the Church’s teaching in a positive way. Instead of culture wars, VII sought the traditional way of the Church- not the apocalyptic clash of cultures but the slow but steady sacramental transformation of the culture. Vatican II can be best understood as it was presented by the Extraordinary a synod of 1985: “The Church as communion isvthevsacrament of salvation for the world”. This gives a very deep, traditional vision of the relationship of grace/Church with then world.

    At the center of every culture is the cult. It is the same with the Church in the world. The Eucharist, the Mass, is “the source and summit of the Christian life”. It is in the Eucharist, with the people of God gathered with their bishop ( in the parish through the priest) that the Church is manifested (Lumen Gentium). The Mass itself has two integral parts which empower the cult of the Mass: the Liturgy of the Word (Dei Verbum on Divine Revelation) and the Liturgy of the Eucharist (Sacrosanctum Concilium- on the Divine Liturgy). The People of God are fed ( empowered) at both the Table of the Word and the Table of the Eucharist. The Liturgy is the cult of the Church and the Church as communion ( with God an with one another) is the sacrament of salvation ( union with God and ultimately seeking the unity of all mankind) for the world. Thus the final fundamental document of VII, the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes)

    This ” sacramental” way gets less press but it is both the traditional and most sure way of transforming our culture-from within

  • Botolph, I agree that at the center of every culture lies belief and that religion is the ‘soul’ of a civilization. Humans are homo liturgicus. First and foremost we are worshipping creatures, whether we worship creation or the Creator. I would contend that we continue to woship as secularists. We have a cult, a liturgy, rituals, etc., even if they are self-directed. When I was in San Diego I saw a church-like building dedicated to humankind in one of their parks. So this is something we simply can’t get away from. During the French revolution humanistic pageantry and theatrical displays placed man at the center of ‘the city.’

  • Jon,

    On this I believe we are in substantial agreement

  • Thank you Botolph – Great joy and hope! The teachings of Vatican II are blessed and ordered by God and can help reclaim the “cult-ure”. The last paragraph you wrote laid it out for me as if you were a grammar teacher, the teaching are a sentence and you showed me how to diagram the sentence

    Mystery continues- even when the people think they are sans God, they are not. He is present and working. And yes he is still working through the perhaps misunderstood Council, to redeem us not only as individuals, but to redeem human society. The call is to holiness. …and God’s word won’t return to him void. (Isaiah 55:11 happens to be a favorite verse)

  • Analyze,

    Thank you for your kind remarks. I am glad my comments helped

  • 🙂 I love it when people take my given name, Anzlyne, to be an internet moniker “Analyze” ! I am analytical to an extent, given enough time, but my quick way of looking at things would make “Intuit” a better moniker for me!
    I have been told that Anzlyne was the name of the country school teacher from Wales who taught my grandfather.

The Fiscal Cliff, Taxes, Math and the End of the Road

Friday, November 30, AD 2012

 

The above video by Bill Whittle from 2011 illustrates how deep in the hole we are when it comes to annual deficits.  The idea of the Obama administration that the Bush tax cuts must expire for “the rich” earning over 250K (In Chicago that would be a cop and his schoolteacher wife.) has everything to do with politics and almost nothing to do with deficit reduction.  Here is why.

If you abolished all of the Bush tax cuts for “the rich” earning over 250K a year, and assuming they did not come up with ways to legally avoid the additional tax by deferring income,  the Treasury, further making the rash assumption that increasing taxes does not have any negative impact on the economy, would receive about 70 billion dollars in additional taxes, according to the Congressional Budget Office.  This year our deficit is approximately 1.1 trillion dollars.  If we eliminate the Bush tax cuts for all taxpayers, the increase in taxes would be about 370 billion, according to the CBO, assuming, rashly, that increasing taxes on the middle class would not have a negative impact on the economy and swell the ranks of people qualifying for “freebies” from Uncle Sucker.

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9 Responses to The Fiscal Cliff, Taxes, Math and the End of the Road

  • Maybe it’s time to make “fiscal cliff diving” an Olympic sport….

  • Elaine, Medals of paper, tin foil, and CD’s of sounds of insane laughter from politicians/government spenders with a back beat of their footfalls running for cover as ill-gotten gains jingle in their pockets thinking they won the game.

  • With the lying, liberal (I repeat myself again) media 24/7 fabricating facts it is impossible to guide popular opinion or to make known the truth.

  • The problem is too many people want to believe that 1+1=1,000,000,000. Either we need a populace with better knowledge of arithmetic, or we ride the delusion to its inevitable conclusion.

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  • Wow!! What an anti-Catholic sentiment. What a shame that many so-called Catholic web-sites like this one have become a champion of the greedy and corrupt. The republican econoimc platform is precisely what Thomas More called in “Utopia” a “a conspracy of the rich”. Church doctrine has alays suported left-leaning economic theory. Including such great Popes as Pius XI, John XXIII and John Paul II. We have consistently suported labor rights and government assistance in bringing about economic equality. You seem to support the same type of wealthy, elite, fascist government that got Oscar Romero murdered in San Salvador. How dare you call youreslf Catholic.

  • Ah Stephen, your comment should be preserved in amber to represent the mind set of leftist Catholics at the dawn of the second decade of the twenty-first century! Of course you wasted not a moment in dealing with the substance of the post which is that the tax increases asked for by the President I am confident you voted for will do absolutely nothing to solve our basic budget problem of attempting to spend money that we do not have. Screeching insults against those who do not share your political ideoplogy will do nothing to alter reality, although I am confident you will attempt to continue to do so.

  • I think Gerald L. Campbell has a spam generator.

  • I call them hard-working, diligent, responsible. Stephen calls them “greedy and corrupt.”

    I can’t go on.

    Stephen is exempli gratia for my comment of 1130 hours, 30 November:,

    “With the lying, liberal (I repeat myself again) media 24/7 fabricating facts it is impossible to guide popular opinion or to make known the truth.” Add to the “lying, liberal” media, the brain-washing, so-called public schools and higher education systems.

    Again, in November 2008, they prove they are not racists. On November 6 and again on December 7, Stephen proves he is an imbecile.

Hit the Road Obama

Sunday, April 29, AD 2012

The Road we Traveled is an Obama campaign video directed by Davis Guggenheim who directed Al Gore’s mendacious An Inconvenient Truth, and narrated by Tom Hanks, taking a break apparently from starring in Catholic bashing Dan Brown flicks.    The film gets the Science Fiction Mystery Theater 3000 commentary from Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle in the video above.  The Obama campaign should thank Whittle and Klavan:  at least someone will actually watch this piece of agit-prop drek now.

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  • Would this be the road directly to hell?

  • Relying on the “inalienable” human rights based on the human rights of other people, moving forward with Obama will surely get us to maybe Auschwitz, definitely to Hell where God is not allowed. God is not allowed in Hell, in the United Nations and now in the USA, under Obama. Moving forward.

20 Responses to Tell Us What You Really Think About the Obama Administration Mr. Whittle

  • VOTE like your life depends on it because it does.

  • What Mary De Voe said. I cannot print in a public forum what I said to myself as I watched this video. Neither in English nor in Latin is it suitable for reading. But that is eactly how I feel about that godless man of sin and depravity. Lord Jesus forgive – and him, for he knows not what he does.

  • Bill has provided a full list, but certainly not complete. I wish he would have mentioned Obama using the 1st Amendment as a red carpet to walk to his dream of socialized medicine by trampling on the conscience of the religious.

  • Optimus Prime!!! Hahaha… but in all seriousness, this is a damning list.

  • I am sick of my country being defiled by this two-bit racial rabble-rouser from the south side.

  • I’ve served three Administrations. No prior Administration, in my experience, has reached farther down the policy ladder than this one. The Obama Administration has politicised the most local decisions, throwing into chaos day-to-day operations. And this from a man who derided Bush’s use of Executive Orders as unconstitutional overreach.

  • Transparency alright … with schizoid accusations and derision of others about the ways of themselves.
    Have acronymed t-shirt on box lunch-fed rabble, Will rouse division, racism, and voters.
    Their ‘men with guns’ will protect them when the rabble, no longer useful, wants more; when they won’t be inclined to be philanthropic with their own payola benefits because the timing of planned uprisings is set for when they are gone. A Presidential Administration of the United States, which both God and the world watch, yes – ‘two-bit rabble-rousers’ unfortunately fits.
    They and we must have a few US coins around to remind of us all of ‘In God We Trust’, if nothing else, and beg for His Mercy the way its done in the Psalms.
    This coming Holy Week is the time to remember and grasp what strength and goodness are – and are not.

  • … the way it’s done in the Psalms.

  • In my estimation, if a Catholic has yet to study – and learn from – the Church’s history confronting communists and other totalitarians in the twentieth century, that person is lagging behind… If you haven’t, consider reading Royal’s Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century. At this point in the history of the United States, the papal encyclicals Mit Brennender Sorge (www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_14031937_mit-brennender-sorge_en.html) and Divini Redemptoris (http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xi/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xi_enc_19031937_divini-redemptoris_en.html) are essential reading.

    The writings of Fr. John Hardon also illuminate the contemporary American situation:
    http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Communism/Communism_002.htm
    http://www.therealpresence.org/archives/Communism/Communism_001.htm

  • I would rather forget about it and Pray that may be foregiven. It’s the Christian to do..

  • A very spirited attack litany, and IMO totally justified.
    I have heard in the past few weeks reference to Obama’s employment of Alinsky’s philosophy, and Bill mentions it about 1m.20s. into his address. Interestingly, I am halfway through Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” – a book I heard of decades ago, and have just now got to read.. The criticism is definitely valid.

    You can be assured that it is not only Americans who are busting to see this apology for a president gone. The problem is that his bile is infecting much more that internal USA.;

  • PM: “…because the timing of planned uprisings is set for when they are gone. ” Rosary Victory, the world’s only hope and change.

  • Don’t forget the enablers, among them the media whores who brought things to this pass. I remember the George Stephanapoulos (I cannot be bothered to get the name right) interview where Obama was cajoled into blurting out “Jesus Christ is my Saviour”. Yeah right. These are the same people who retain RM Nixon as a bogeyman of sorts. Compared to this lot, Pres Nixon was a saint. Think back to all the tomes written about Watergate, all that bellyache over something that FDR would not even blink doing. All that righteous rage and see what what Clinton and Obama are getting away with now under the noses of the same media. Conservatives have to realise that for the left the only principle is expediency, they have to play by the same rules.

  • Edward Radler Rice: Thank you for the index to the papal encyclicals Mit Brennender Sorge and Father John Hardon.

  • Yes, thank you for the link to Pope Pius XI’s ‘Divini Redemptoris’. He captured the drift of today’s world and helps with timeless advice. I haven’t read the other links yet …

  • Obama needs four more years.

    It’s taking longer than anticipated to destroy the American Dream.

  • Even though he wasn’t telling us, we got clued in. We heard him assure another world leader that he can do more with the flexibility and space the next four years will offer.
    Seven months, six days …

  • I am no fan of the Weathervane, but if it is the Weathervane versus Obumbler, there is no choice…we have to vote for the Weathervane.

    Optimus Prime would easily make a better president than Obama. So would Megatron, for that matter. Obumbler could not lead a pack of rats to a garbage dump.

    My 4 year old loves Transformers, as did my little brother in the 1980s.

  • When Obamacare is struck down in the Supreme Court as being unconstitutional, Obama may bring Obamacare and its defeat to the International Criminal Court of the United Nations for amelioration of the sting of defeat, to prolong the case before election, to satisfy some of the more virulent proponents of abortion, one world government under the mortgage company and population control, to enshrine the power of the United Nations and international law already embraced by Ruth Bader Ginsburg over the United States, and especially, to eradicate the founding principles of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
    Should Obama attempt to impose international law over American citizens, Obama must be impeached at all costs. Obama must be stripped of American citizenship, a citizenship Obama has disrespected, disregarded and disgraced, a citizenship Obama has actually discarded as being irrelevant.

  • Today, Wednesday April 4th, the reading at Mass from Isaiah Isaiah 50: 8-9 He is near who upholds my right, if anyone wishes to oppose me, let us appear together. Who disputes my right? LET HIM CONFRONT ME. See, the Lord God is my help who will prove me wrong?” is our constitutional civil right to be faced by our accuser in a court of law-habeas corpus- found also in the Magna Carta. Obama took the phrase protecting the citizens of the United States out of the National Defense Authorization Act AFTER the NDAA was passed by Congress and BEFORE Obama signed the NDAA. American citizens may be detained without charges indefinitely. Obama is poised to seize all private property from persons who are non-compliant with his Obamacare through Rural Councils, Executive Order 13575.