Monday, October 24, 2011

OWS Demands, Catholic America and the New Absolutes

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

PBS The McLaughlin Group 10/21/11

Talk about strange days indeed:

When the PBS McLaughlin Group listed the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demands last Friday (and presumably this is a univeral declaration, since it is is a universal movement) we see the utter absurdity of the "dictatorship of relativism" at work in the real world.

These seem like absolute demands:

1. Universal (catholic) Healthcare for All
2. Universal (catholic) $20 Minimum Wage
3. Universal (catholic) Guaranteed Living Income
4. Universal (catholic) Debt Forgiveness

I sense that the liberal wing  of Catholicism is squarely behind these "social justice issues."  They see the demands as a step toward achieving a univeral utopia on earth.  Good grief!  What about the redemptive value of suffering? What about the poor that will always be with us? What about our reward being in heaven?

Is this going to be the new face of Catholicism in America?   President Obama and his nominally Catholic cronies (Pelosi, Biden, Sibelius, Panetta, etal) hope so.

God help us if our bishops show any support at all for this mindless charade that is nothing short of destabilizing chaos leading straight downhill to Socialism.

As bad as Capitalism is (and it has many serious flaws) it it far superior to this. 

Christian Distributism is the only viable alternative...and how can that be tried if the Catholic social ethic is undermined by law (Obamacare HR 1179 / S 1467). No truly Catholic hospitals and social services, no truly charitable service.

Distributism cannot be tried unless we are both free to pursue our own happiness and also free to choose the happiness of others over our own (i.e., true Christian charity).

If we believe canned homogenized so-called happiness is a universal human right, we are beyond help for we are already in Huxley's Brave New World.

Bad logic leads to bad philosophy which leads to bad moral theology

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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