Yeah, tell me again all about how it’s all about health, safety, and combating a profligately-overhyped virus, whydon’tcha. That one’s my favorite.
SEATTLE CLOSES PARK TO PREVENT OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE: This notice sounds innocuous enough, just a legitimate public health measure. The reality is officials closed the park because it was the planned site for a worship time organized by a group of local churches, assisted by Sean Feucht. Feucht’s ministry organization has organized 19 services in 19 cities during July and August.
“This is the height of hypocrisy for the City of Seattle to turn a blind eye to riots, looting, and AntiFa, while refusing to let Christians gather in a public park to sing and worship,” Feucht said in a statement in response to the closure notice. “First the government shuts down churches. Now it’s shutting down parks to stop us from worshipping. Time to stand up church!”
If they don’t, they will soon be destroyed forever. And if they continue to submit to this naked tyranny, they will deserve to be. Michael Walsh’s sage advice from way back in 2012 is even more apt today:
In 1844, faced with a Nativist threat to burn down St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral (at Prince and Mott streets), John J. Hughes, the Irish-born bishop (and later first archbishop) of New York, gathered several thousand of his mostly Irish parishioners and deployed them around the church. Any attack on the cathedral, warned the man known as “Dagger John,” would be repulsed with force. The Nativists backed down.
During the Civil War, Hughes undertook a secret mission to Europe at the personal request of Abraham Lincoln, to rally support for the Union cause and keep Britain from entering the war on the side of the Confederacy. This he did in part by explaining the facts of the life to the English: that they’d have no luck in raising troops in restive, famine-stricken Ireland to fight against America, and a great deal of trouble if they tried.
Those were the days of the two-fisted Irish clergy, who understood their dual American roles as both the spiritual leaders of their people and — when necessary — political figures as well. But those days are long gone (Cardinal O’Connor was the last of the line).
It’s good to see the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops making noises about suing the government, but it would be even better to see Archbishop (and Cardinal-designate) Timothy Dolan get out front on this issue in a very public way. “Conscientious objectors” and “civil disobedience” were all the rage on the left during the Vietnam War and the draft,” and it’s high time we tried the same tactic on them: Catholic institutions should simply ignore the law, refuse to implement it, and refuse to pay the Obamacare fines — and dare the Left utter a peep about “higher morality.” There are 77 million Catholics in the U.S., and an awful lot of them vote.
In other words, Archbishop Dolan and his confreres ought to ask themselves, What Would Dagger John Do? No need for mobs this time, just morals. But if they’re not going to vigorously defend their own faith, in a Church Militant sort of way, who will?
Pretty sure I linked and excerpted this column way back in the day, I believe; honestly, I’m astonished that I even remembered. But when I read about the above instance of the broader rejiggering of the COVID “crisis” into a convenient tool to be wielded against all the perennial hate-objects of Leftist despotism—an abominable tide that has inundated the nation this disastrous summer—it became readily apparent that some things never change after all. More, from Walsh’s second follow-up to that first Dagger John piece:
I’ve written about Bishop John J. Hughes, the first Archbishop of New York, here and here, advocating that both the Catholic clergy and its laymen take a page from that tough mick’s book and deal with the Obama administration’s unconstitutional attack on religious conscience and the First Amendment the way Dagger John would have: by defying it.
Civil disobedience was all the rage on the left when I was a lad during the Vietnam War era. Refuse to register for the draft; declare your conscientious objector status if called; refuse to pay that portion of your taxes that went to support the Pentagon, etc. The liberals couldn’t wrap themselves in enough moral goodness as they cursed and spat upon the returning soldiers in their customarily peaceful and tolerant fashion.
Time to turn the tables by using their own weapons and tactics against them.
It was said of Dagger John that he was “more a Roman gladiator than a devout follower of the meek founder of Christianity.” To face the secular threat of the modern Left, we’re going to need a lot more gladiators.
It ain’t just the Christian church, both Protestant and Catholic, that needs to get its head out of the sand, shed all comforting delusions, and boldly defy our would-be masters. For all of us, it’s quickly boiling down to this simple expression: On your feet, or on your knees.
You don’t have to like it. But you DO have to recognize it.
In any war, to refuse to fight back vigorously is effectively to surrender. At such a perilous crossroads of history not only our freedom but our very future hangs precariously in the balance…waiting. A stark, binary choice must be made; there is no longer any middle ground, no third way, no half-measures. Anyone who declines to engage, in any way they can manage, in defense of what’s right, just, and true might as well just declare themselves actively in league with the enemy and be done with it.
Craven update! Oh, it’s the Church Militant alright. But not in the way Walsh meant.
Black Lives Matter DESTROYED and TORCHED the historic St. John’s Church in Washington DC in late May.
St. John’s was designed by noted architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe to serve Episcopalians in the neighborhoods in the western end of Washington. The cornerstone of St. John’s was set on September 14, 1815.
Beginning with James Madison, until the present, every President of the United States has attended a service at St. John’s Church.
BLM torched it.
St. John’s Church leaders invited Black Lives Matter to paint race-based themes on the boarded up church this weekend.
They did not ask for Christian themes — they asked for racial themes.
Well, I mean, this IS Episcopalians we’re talking about here. But still. One can’t help but wonder what or who might be influencing these pathetic fools to prostrate themselves at the altar of cowardice and appeasement. Could it be…ohh, let me see…SATAN?!?
This has been going on for decades, of course, but its most striking manifestation of late has been the near-total failure of the Christian church to expose and reject the destructive fraud that is Black Lives Matter.
That kind of failure requires extraordinary ignorance, extraordinary cowardice, or both. After all, it’s not like the veil hasn’t come off Black Lives Matter, if it was ever there in the first place. Its founders openly profess their allegiance to Marxism, history’s most genocidal ideology. Its members repeatedly encourage violence, destruction, and even murder. Its website calls for the “disruption of the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”, the end of accepting heterosexuality as normal, and the avoidance of “environments in which men are centered”.
At least two of its leading lights—Patrisse Cullors and Malina Abdullah—practice a Yoruban zombie religion in which they may, or may not, sacrifice animals to invite the spirits of the dead to possess their bodies during their nightly riot activities. (Abdullah says she’s become very friendly with the spirits of the dead, and has had a lot of laughs with one named “Wakeesha”).
In addition, the cited catalyst for the entire movement—the “murder” of Trayvon Martin in 2012—is a lie. Trayvon Martin was not “murdered”. He violently assaulted a man named George Zimmerman by pounding his head into the pavement. Zimmerman then shot him in self-defense. That’s precisely why a jury of six women acquitted him. Yet Black Lives Matter is still calling it a “murder” on its website.
The second rationale for the movement—that a racist white cop gunned down an innocent “gentle giant” named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri—is also a lie. After robbing a store, Brown attacked a police officer trying to arrest him. As a result, the officer shot Brown in self-defense. Attorney General Eric Holder himself confirmed this after an exhaustive review.
These aren’t the only Black Lives Matter lies, of course. It’s a lie that there’s an epidemic of racist police shootings. It’s a lie that defunding the police will help black communities (it does just the opposite, and has already directly enabled the murder of hundreds more black people, including children).
In short, you couldn’t invent an organization which more flagrantly violates a greater number of Biblical commandments and Christian ideals than Black Lives Matter. You have murder, beatings, necromancy, stealing, bearing false witness, covetousness, lying, insurrection against duly-elected leaders, worshipping false gods, assaults on the family, assaults on heterosexuality, and a transparently fake concern for the black lives every real Christian is duty-bound to see as creations of God. It’s a Satanic dream.
Pretty much all of Leftism is a Satanic dream, really. Ironic that the modern libtard-subverted church would be so eager to grovel at the feet of the Prince Of Lies, solely in order to court the favor of people who hate them above almost anything else.
And behind it all, the tribe as they yearn for the “good old days” of their Messiahs – Lenin and Stalin. NOT the “orthodox”, who are generally decent people, but the “reformed” sewage who are funding and planning the terrorism. THEY are the ones behind the vote fraud that will “win” the election for Sleepy Joe!
Mark; two things. I can’t believe you got a down vote, but than, again, I can.
Second, you forgot to capitalize “Tribe”.
Is that the Comanches or the Apaches?
I won’t downvote you but realize that there are religious people and there are atheists.
The TRIBE is atheists of all backgrounds.
Or do you think Biden, Pelosi, Cuomos, Gates, Buffet, etc are TRIBESMEN.
You’re stupid if you think this is a TRIBE job. There are MILLIONS of non-Jews on the Leftist side.
Same as if people that think things are a White Supremacist Job on our side.
Conservative Jews are voting Trump.
“There are MILLIONS of non-Jews on the Leftist side.”
The vast majority of leftists, marxist, commies, progs are not Jewish.
Which is why I worded it as I did. I acknowledge there are good Jews. But the majority of the Jews in the West are not among them. Best estimates I have seen are 70-75% sewage. That still means 25-30% decent human beings, and I thank those for what they do. But when the ADL claims anyone who denigrates Schwartz György is anti-semitic, well…
Jews are what % of the US Population again?
A: Using the broadest definition of Jewish it’s about 8 Million or 2.4% of the US. Applying your 75% “sewage” that comes to 1.8%.
That’s much ado about nothing compared with other demographic voting blocs.
For example, Whites comprise 73% of the US. That’s 240 Million. If even only 10% were “sewage” that’s 24 Million people.
Three times the issue and that’s a very conservative estimate. It’s probably more like 40 Million.
White Leftists are our biggest problem and inner city blacks they cultivate is the second biggest problem. Blacks number about 41 Million. Voting blocs they go 90-95% Dem. Also perhaps 4-5x the problem the Tribe present.
So your fixation on the smallest of our problems should make you take a second look at your beliefs. Just sayin’.
The people who blame all the problems of the world on “the JOOOOOOOOOOOOS” remind me very strongly of the blacks who blame all the problems of the world on Evil Whitey. It is just blame shifting and deflection, so they can feel better about themselves since “It isn’t my fault — the JOOOOOS (or Whitey) did it!”
Seems that way. The Jews are such a tiny part of the population as to be non existent. They achieve because they work hard and adhere to family, something a lot of other groups should try. At least the Southern Jews I have known. Of course, they were uniformly conservative valued as well.
A lot of Jews are convinced it is only the democrat party that saves them from being made into 2nd class citizens, to suffer from a type of jim crow. Not very smart, one only need look deeper to see what the democrat party is made of, but it exists for, IMO, the vast majority of Jews.
The R party needs to keep working to wake up the black and middle class voters. The Jews are a small part of anything but very localized elections.
They are, however, a HUGE part of the funding!!!!!!!!!!
I do know that Daniel Greenfield, a great writer and thinker despises the ADL and has said so many times both on his personal blog and at Front Page Mag.
I cannot argue that one way or another. Define “huge” and perhaps I can.
I despise idiots that vote against their own self interests, and especially despise idiots that vote against freedom and liberty, and those idiots include a large swath of people that identify as Jewish.
As are a large number of protestants and catholics. There is no shortage of idiots in this country to go along with the absolute committed marxists.
As I’ve always maintained, the problem with liberal Jews isn’t that they’re Jewish. It’s that they’re liberals.
They believe that their atheism makes them “not Jewish”.
Most “Final Solutions” end up not caring a wit about how well you practice your religion or even if you do at all. It’s the blood line that matters to them, not what you do.
I’ve worked with several atheistic “not Jewish” Jews. I’m not sure all of them were flaming liberals, as some kept their mouths shut about politics at work, but all who made their politics known were flaming liberals.
The current atheistic “not Jewish” Jew is especially annoying because he’s one of the modern liberals who won’t fucking shut up about his politics. He’s also “too intelligent to believe in any religion” but is an ardent, and loud-mouthed, warmenist. He’s a communist without the honesty to admit he’s a communist, but every policy he favors is straight from the commie handbook. His wife could serve as the template for all JAPpies ever born and his child goes to a JCC for daycare. And his family name is that of one of the twelve tribes. But he’s not Jewish, just ask him.
Hammer hits nail, drives it deep in one swift swing.
Same tribe as this guy is from?
Hmm, movie? I seem to remember that from way back…
Inspecting the image I got Jeff Chandler as Cochise.
From the movie Broken Arrow with Jimmy Stewart.
The funny part was that he was born Ira Grossel to a Jewish Family in Brooklyn.
Heh. The irony!
The churches were corrupted with government money long ago.
Churches closed are all about atheists and Islamists.
Because temples are all closed too. Prove me wrong.
LOL, we must have a churchian wandering through.