DePaul is a private Catholic institution, and we also are part of the academy. By our nature, we are committed to developing arguments and exploring important issues that can be steeped in controversy and, oftentimes, emotion. Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in Catholic and Vincentian values. When that happens, you will see us refuse to allow members of our community to be subjected to bigotry that occurs under the cover of free speech.
Thus the “Unborn Lives Matter” posters are supposedly “bigotry . . . under the cover of free speech.”
I have no polite words.
I could wax vehement on how such conduct by “Catholics” has affected my attitudes towards the Roman Catholic Church even from my youth. But that would be a long post or two, trust me. I’ll just say I find it better at this time to return my attention to Anglican studies. P. S. I forgot to mention that "Black Lives Matter" posters hang in administrative windows at DePaul. But that's not Black Racism or a double standard. The bigot in this episode is "Rev." Dennis H. Holtschneider.
I would rather be focusing on academics as I began a course on Anglicanism yesterday.But Obama having the gall to poo-poo the reality and danger of election fraud is something I cannot leave unanswered.If you can stomach it, here is shameless Obama:
I say “shameless Obama” because he is the beneficiary of and likely connected to massive election fraud. “No facts” behind accusations of election fraud? Here’s some facts for starters.
In Philadelphia in 2012, Republican election watchers were illegally evicted from polling places. (By the way, it is an indictment of the search engines, particularly Bing, that this story is hard to find now. The link mentions reports of the evictions. Trust me, they happened. And a judge and the sheriff saw fit to intervene.)
And, lo and behold, the results from Philadelphia reeked of fraud. In 59 voting divisions, the combined reported vote was 19,605 for Obama to 0 for Romney. That’s zero, zilch, nada.
And Obama has the gall to tell us there are “no facts” behind accusations of a rigged election?
Here’s a happy thought for the day.What if Trump makes a comeback - and no question he is on a roll lately campaigning “unshackled,” and Hillary is an inviting target - and the election is close.But Hillary wins, but with so narrow a margin in key swing states that questions of vote fraud and a stolen election arise.
What prompts this happy thought is all the reports already of vote fraud in swing states, particularly dead people registering in Virginia and zombies voting in Colorado. The dead seem to come out for Election Day more than Halloween. Not to mention all the non-citizens and ineligible felons who will surely vote. Then there’s corrupt Philadelphia-style election judges. And . . . well, this nightmare scenario is at least a possibility, is it not? Election Day is scarier than Halloween!
And it would be a nightmare. The country is already torn asunder. Imagine if we had the notoriously crooked and unpopular Hillary “elected” with at least the widespread perception of a stolen election. Imagine an illegitimate President Clinton.
I honestly do not feel comfortable fully imagining the ugliness in public.
Anyway, have a happy day.
Note: I am changing word processors. I hope there are no formatting or appearance issues. But if there are, that's why.
The latter tweet was
prompted by him pretty much saying Trump lied when he said Hillary started the
Birther stuff.Yet it is
videotaped common knowledge that Hillary floated the question of Obama’s birth
during the 2008 campaign.
3. If you listen to me more
and the manifestly corrupt Democrat News Media less, you will do well.
“My dream is a hemispheric
common market, with open trade and open borders…”
That would be societal
suicide.Any nation with generous
welfare benefits that allows just anyone to come in is inviting masses of
people who want those benefits but who care nothing for and even oppose the
culture of the host nation.De
facto open borders has thereby already deAmericanized California with
destructive consequences, has done great harm to the United States as a whole,
and has done great harm to the UK.
The United States is on the
brink of losing its civic culture, the Constitution, and the rule of law - with
open borders being an important culprit.
And isn’t that slightly
more important than Trump’s locker room talk?
Note: I find Trump’s words
11 years ago offensive.I’ve never
talked about women that way myself and have found such talk repugnant for as
long as I can remember.But the
dominant lack of perspective about said words is even more disturbing.
I’ve become a fan of A Catholic Thing.A post there this
morning is particularly incisive.Anthony Esolen notes that we are very good at decrying the sins of other people, particularly in the past,
such as slavery in the West and Nazism.
Though Esolen does not directly mention it, I think this part of what C. S. Lewis called the Modern Hubris, the
delusion that we today are so much
better and more enlightened than those of the past.
But we do not adequately
appreciate the pressures put on societies to accept and cooperate with great
public evils in the past.And we
downplay said pressures and our own weakness and public evils today.I often look at today and see too much
that resembles times of great evil in the past.But I am surely a small minority.
Esolen identifies the great
public evil today of the West to be the Sexual Revolution.I’m not sure I agree.But it cannot be denied that the Sexual
Revolution has resulted in mass murder and mass madness, not to mention other
forms of mass immorality and persecution of those who oppose these evils.And how many are willing to lose their
business or lose their job or to endure public ridicule and worse by refusing
to go along to get along?
…We are not called to oppose, notionally,
comfortably, the characteristic evils of other
ages, basking in the glow of a righteousness that costs nothing. We are
called to suffer in opposing the characteristic evils of our age. And we will not begin even
to conceive of how such a thing is possible, if we do not obey an authority
that transcends mankind.
Tomorrow is the Feast of
Michael and All Angels or Michaelmas as more commonly known in England.Long time readers might remember
the day always turns my thoughts towards Oxford and Cambridge as it marks the
beginning (or close to it) of the academic year in those two great
I’ve experienced the time
more than once in Oxbridge myself.It is a time of joyous anticipation and newness in both places.And, even when here in Texas, it brings
forth in me both nostalgia and sometimes yearning as well.I do miss Oxford at times.And part of me wishes I would have been
more persistent in pushing into a Masters program there.But I suspect God’s providence had
other ideas . . . and that the admissions committee might have had other ideas
as well.(I’m an excellent
student, but my record is not the easiest sell.)
I’m not ruling out studying
again at Oxford, however.I have
one or two possibilities on the backburner.
Anyhow, I could ramble
on.But I’ve written of my
attachment to Michaelmas before.So look back with me and enjoy.