Saturday, January 15, 2011

True Religion, Tavis Smiley, Cornel West---and all of us

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world"---James 1:27

The book of James is hardly a communist manifesto, but hear its 'this world' social commentary:

"Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you." ---James 5:1-6

The message is God cares. "The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty"

It is our tragedy that even today, when Christian people fight for justice, fairness, true equality of opportunity, they are accused by some of forsaking the way of piety for a "social gospel," or of being Socialists. During the Reagan and Bush years millions all over the world were murdered (Indonesia / East Timor, Central America, Iraq and beyond) because the poor sought justice. The media was often complicit in framing the poor as Communist insurgents when all they wanted was decent jobs, a little land to live on, an end to draconian licensing and loan schemes which prevented that, food for their bellies, fair trade, affordable housing.

"You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you"---James 5:6

In the old glory days of the so-called Enlightenment, mad eugenicist's like Thomas Malthus (1766 – 1834) said it was only natural to let the poor be swept away by famines, disease and wars. And some of the elites applauded. He paved the way for Mr. Darwin's "survival of the fittest" arrogance which was and is not without social consequence. Most ordinary human beings were appalled, seeing madness for what it is. But today Malthus lives, even if his program of "live and let die" is largely being accomplished through profit-seeking multinationals like Planned Parenthood (a respected taxpaying organization) which are seeking to "decrease the surplus population"===code for the poor, especially blacks and other peoples of color in genocidal proportions in the West, in Africa and beyond---did you hear that Cornell West and Tavis Smiley? Are we paying attention? Today the deed is done through more "antiseptic" means, abortion, sterilization, pesticide population-control pills...

Malthus also cited war as a way of 'naturally' cutting down the "useless eaters" so that if they are enticed or conscripted under the banners of "human rights" and "patriotism" and then go on to mow down innocent civilians [often people of color] in other lands, who among the bien pensant elites sheds a tear? But these are human beings, quickly forgotten.

TAVIS SMILEY to TED TURNER: To your point now about overpopulation or the world's population, what do we do about that, if anything?

TURNER: Family planning. Have one and two-child families. [But see below. Source, emphasis added]

So there is a debilitating schizophrenia operating at the moral level in this nation, and in the West in general. Many on the Left deplore poverty and 'our' foreign wars and yet seem cold to the war, the slaughter, that is happening in our own cities against the most vulnerable under the surgeon's knife. The only moral issue for many is whether women have access to "safe" abortion. But the child attacked by the knife, forceps and poisons in the womb has no vote. Meanwhile, the stats tell the story:


So, no, we Catholic Christians and all persons of goodwill have no choice but to use every means of non-violent moral persuasion to get the elites and all peoples---especially Black and Latinos---to recognize the hypocrisy and the lethal danger. The abortion holocaust strikes at the very root of the sacredness of human existence. No one is sacred or safe in a world of legalized abortion. That's not "social gospel" it's straight Gospel.

I believe in the Consistent Ethic of Life and join others in deploring all 'our' elite planetary wars and all unnecessary poverty and the usury which generates so much of it---to say nothing of the obscene heists of taxpayer moneys by the rich which makes a mockery of democracy. I believe we can have affordable housing without falling into any version of Marxism. But I also accept the first priority of life from the womb. And with all decent peoples I deplore the sex-saturated media which cynically makes lust the fast-sell to that which is, as so depicted, most base in us and which undermines family and family authority at every turn. To ignore all of this is to ignore the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the natural law, the bedrock of sanity and decency and goodness. To be unconcerned about all of this makes all our self-congratulatory prayers and rhetoric at church absurd, meaningless, worse. So speak up Tavis and Cornel. Reflect and then turn up the volume. The future is at stake---and the very meaning of Love.

--->The Black Genocide...

Note: In Cornel West's film Examined Life he features his Princeton colleague Peter Singer (click) an ominous sign of either Dr. West's philosophical and moral confusion or, God forbid, bad faith.

--->West's Princeton Colleague Professor Peter Singer: "And I repeat, I would kill Disabled Infants..."

--->Cornel West: please be not this man's gatekeeper. A prophetic voice will have a thing or two to say about Singer's attack on the weak and vulnerable...

--->The Obama Deception: Why Cornel West Went Ballistic...by Chris Hedges (Click)

Memo to Smiley & West: Leftist "lovers of the poor" have got more blood on their Feminist hands than Lady MacBeth, aborting & exterminating mostly Black babies in inner cities, having given themselves to the atheistic destruction of families ("bourgeois values"), cynically "empowering" the poor against those values. Come on brothers Tavis Smiley & Cornel West, you both are smart, moral men! The moguls who run Planned Parenthood are engage in genocide, 'culling the herd' (the Black Community's very future!) under the viciously cynical banner of "Women's Rights"! One cannot love & massacre at the same time.

--->December 2010: Overlord Ted Turner calls for global one-child policy like China’s... "Turner ... wants to pursue a less populated world by bribing women into giving up their fertility. 'There is ... something despicable about offering a poor, hungry woman food, money, or clothing in exchange for her surrendering her fertility,' said Mosher, who has studied China’s one-child policy for over three decades. Read it all...

Smiley & West on Everything
...Almost



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We all have many things to regret in our collective pasts. But the future calls for lessons learned.

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