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It is revealing that in the middle if this electoral campaign, when polls are attentively followed and part of the political controversy, no one tells you an elementary truth: that even when the polls are done honestly, they become less and less reliable as the electorate becomes more and more unpredictable. Plus, the pollsters are reluctant in telling you today how utterly useless their polls of yesterday were.
Remember the Primary season? Every poll gave Trump as absolutely trounced by Crooked Dyke Hitlery Clinton for as long as Ted “Judas” Cruz was part of the race. As soon as Trump became the real, official alternative to Clinton, things began to change fast.
Every sound thinking person could have told you that this would happen, but the polls actually never did. It was mere sound reasoning, denied by the polls and confirmed by reality.
But the issue is a far more general one. The British electorate gives the Tories a stunning victory in 2015, a victory no one has seen coming in this way. Even more relevantly, the epochal meltdown of the LibFags was completely unexpected. All that polling showed a total inability to see even some vague trace of the earthquake that was preparing.
Then there is the Brexit saga. A pollster working for the Tories had given a last projection indicating “Remain” 10 (ten) points ahead. Cameron was told it might be better to go to bed early in order to be fresh and rosy the following morning when announcing his great victory to the breakfasting nation. We know how that went.
Does anyone remind you of that? Can we see, now, all the much-publicised polls giving Trump as a hopeless loser against Hitlery? What were they for, if not for demoralising the Trump followers and inducing them to pick another horse?
You know what? People don't care for polls anymore. They can follow them passionately as game, as entertainment. But they don't base their decision on what the polls say. The Trump followers will not stay at home even if every poll were to give Trump ten points behind. The Clinton followers are difficult to mobilise as it is, and this will be made only slightly more difficult if the polls give her three or more points ahead.
Reality will simply catch up with the polls, and very possibly show once again how unreliable they have become.
Particularly so, when they have political bias built in as a feature.
In the days approaching the Big Fat Heresy Fest, Pope Francis has thought it appropriate to let us know once again what tool of Satan he is.
LifeSiteNews reports that, speaking to a group of heretics very possibly bent for hell, he has told them that Proselitysm is “poison”. What a dastardly tool of Satan this cretin is.
This is obviously not new, and in fact it is difficult to think at this point what heresies can this man spit out of his filthy mouth that he has not spitted already. However, it is fitting for us to warn the less intelligent and very badly instructed faithful – the smart and well-instructed ones obviously need no warning – of what a tool of Satan this old, lewd man is.
O you, occasional reader who has stumbled on this site by some fortuitous circumstance, know this: the Pope sitting on the throne of Peter is a shameless heretic, a lewd enabler of trannies and other perverts, a hater of sanctity and purity, an enemy of the Church, possibly a homosexual, and certainly a man of limited intellect and boundless arrogance.
Yes, it is possible that a heretic sits on the Throne of Peter. It has happened in the past, it will happen in the future. Yes, it does not mean that Truth can change, as in fact it did not change in the time of Honorius and Liberius, of Formosus or of John XXII. Yes, it means that you – you, my dear occasional reader – have the duty to inform yourself about your faith and follow it rather than blindly follow the new religion of Francis, which would be blasphemous Papolatry without a shred of Catholicism in it.
God will free us from this scourge at the time His Mercy has appointed for it. It might well be that this punishment goes on for many decades. But you, my dear reader, you will follow the truth today, tomorrow, forever; safe in the knowledge that no one can touch what has been transmitted to us.
The only effect a heretical Pope can have is to lead with him to hell souls of whom the Lord, in His Justice, has decreed that they have merited hell anyway. Not one soul, not a single one will the dastardly heretical Pope be able to prevent from attaining Salvation, of whom the Lord has decreed that it will be saved. Francis is no thief of good souls; he is no more than a huge rubbish collection truck, meant for the unloading of a huge load of filth in Satan's eternal furnace.
I pray, and so must you, that the Lord in His Mercy will call us with the blessed, allowing us the grace of final repentance that we would never, ever be able to merit on our own. But we must collaborate with His Mercy, and in this way do His work as much as it is in our power.
There is nothing so shockingly extraordinary in the events of these years. Nothing, I mean, more extraordinary than V II was, in fact, an extraordinary act of arrogance and outright revolt. It is that extraordinary rebellion that now brings us its extraordinarily poisoned fruit. We look at 2016 in the historical perspective of the last 60 years and suddenly Francis makes a lot of sense, and becomes as logical as the indigestion after the gluttonous meal, as the big headache after the big drinking.
Stop one moment, dear reader, and reflect. We reap what we sow. It is an unchangeable, Divine law that it must be so.
Let the scale of the headache be the indication of the scale of the drunkenness.
1) Trump has clearly won. From what I have seen his best performance, too. On the attack, but poised. Measured but focused. Presidential.
2) Trump is absolutely right in refusing to write a blank cheque to the Democrats, no matter the extent of the electoral fraud. Let the Country know that he is no Romney, and things will be monitored, as far as possible, closely. Also, let the fraudulent Democrats know they will be aggressively pursued and exposed., and will risk jail. It motivates a lot even among Democrats.
3) The MSM are, predictably, going bonkers with Trump's above mentioned refusal. Let them. The more hysteric they become, the more this will expose them.
4) The MSM hysteria is not working as much as the powers that be hoped it would. After two weeks of Trump hysteria, as the MSM routinely ignore – or substantially ignore – the daily revelations against the Clintons' Evil Machine (and her personal sexual perversion!), Drudge has two interesting links: one shows TIPP gives Trump in front, the other that they were the most accurate in 2012. This, after two weeks of purest Trumpphobia. Imagine where Trump would be now if the MSM had not been so obscenely biased.
5) Trump makes mistakes. But he learns from them fast, and reacts brilliantly and resolutely. After the first debate we had a clear improvement in the second, and another one in the third. This is a very smart guy, and one that can improve with the time. Presidential material. I wish he had more humility.
6) Let the effeminate journalist scream as much as they want. Let the idiot at “Fox” blather that Trump alienated women by calling Crooked Hillary “nasty woman”. It's so transparent it's embarrassing. A lot of people resolutely refuse to believe this rubbish.
7) Let the polls (the bed ones) scream Hillary's “advantage”. The “remain” camp was given as victorious in June by pretty much everyone. It surely helped “Leave” to win. For every tepid Trump supporter that stays home because they think Trump has lost, two Dems might be glad to stay home and avoid voting for a woman they despise.
8) The Cross does not advance only through the work of saints. It also advances through the work of sinners. Constantine wasn't a terribly nice guy. All those rulers who converted themselves and their tribe to Christianity in England and elsewhere did not become ascetic living saints because of it. God also uses sinners to fulfil His own plans.
9) Pray. Pray and do penance. Then pray some more.
Usual libtard feminist posts the usual crap in my comment box. She insults me in various ways. Then, during the day, she writes several other comments demanding that I publish her comments. I see this morning the original insults, and the following ones.
These people are stupid beyond belief. More to the point, they are so in love with themselves that they expect their defecation to be published, because… why, actually?
And not even some patience. No. They must see their excrement published.. now!
“Feminist” is the superlative of “Stupid”.
It’s sad to say so, but there is some collateral advantage in them aborting themselves at such pace.
I read around that we should pray that the candidate wins, whose chances of salvation are improved by his victory. I disagree.
Every soul is infinitely important, but what is at stake here is a bit more than the souls of the two candidates. Not only 330 million souls will be, one way or the other, impacted by the results of this election; but also countless others, from Western Europe – always influenced by the events the other side of the Ocean – to many poor African Countries whose anti-Christian bullying will continue unabated.
May Trump, and even Crooked Dyke, save their soul. I wish them well. But their own ultimate destiny – which is, by the way, already decreed in heaven – is not the matter here.
It would be better that Trump wins even if the man will end up in a very deep pit in hell because of unrepented sins. It would be better that Clinton loses even if she were, in hypothesis, to see the light and die at peace with the Lord before she dies.
Clinton is an epochal threat for the Christian West. She is a bomb under the chair of Christian Civilisation. Compared to this, her ultimate destiny pales into insignificance.
Trump is, perhaps, the last hope to ever revert the course of the XXI Century and go back to sanity at least in part. He will be forced to promote Christian values by simple, elementary political interest. How many women he will “grab by the Ryan” has no bearing on this.
Let us not lose sight for what is at stake here. It’s much more than a freaking dyke.
Pray that Trump may win. Pray every day, as intensely as you can. Do penance. Pray more.
And if you get a bad night, full of dreams that Trump has lost (as just happened to me) order this book, and vow to keep fighting until the Lord in His goodness releases us from this vale of tears.
After Yoko Ono’s revelation that the two had a bitch-to-bitch fling, and we therefore officially have a Dyke as a candidate to the Presidency, we must now reflect about Hillary’s well’known admiration for Adolf Hitler; no, wait, I mean the petticoat version, Margaret Sanger.
It seems to me that, in many of those people who relentlessly hate Christian values, the motivation for their hate is to be found in hidden, deeply disturbing tendencies.
The “progressive” priest or bishop, the “open-minded” politician, down to the many oh so “tolerant” commenters on blogs and fora all have the same trait: they are perverts, but they don’t tell you. And this perversion colours, dominates their entire existence; because they are put instead of the fundamental choice of deciding whether they are intrinsically bad, or Christianity is.
One can’t be – no matter what they say – a Lesbian on the side; every Dyke must know that her tendency is something big going on in her life; something that puts her head-on against the Church.
Look at Crooked Dyke, then. She has been a Lesbian her entire life. It is, therefore, obvious to every thinking person that a life of pro-abortion, Nazi-like propaganda was simply the product of a deeply disturbed personality.
You are a dyke. Therefore, you hate Christianity. Therefore, you hate the patriarchal society Christianity so strongly defends. Therefore, you support the killing of babies as a way of “empowering” women and extol the Nazi “virtues” of Margaret Sanger. But at the end of all this, the fundamental premise remains: that you do all this because you are a dyke.
Alas, these politicians, priests, bishops and commenters never tell you this, until they get outed of ones forces them to come out (a politician can lie to her tomb, but your garden variety commenter will find it far more difficult to deny, once repeatedly challenged, what he thinks such a defining part of himself).
And there we have it. I wonder how many closeted fags and dykes influence our political and religious discourse under the disguise of being “social”, “caring” or otherwise “progressive”. I talk here not only of Clinton, but of people like “Tucho” Fernandez, Father “I will sue you” Rosica, Cardinal Schoenborn, or Francis himself. How many of them are hidden dykes? How many of them are secret queens?
Never trust anyone who tells you something blatantly against common decency and Christian morality. Whenever you hear such a one, ask him in his face if he is a homo. His facial expression might tell you everything you need to know about his argument.
After the First Gay Mulatto, the United States might have the First Dyke.
Not sure if she would fully qualify as “First Woman President”. We would have to ask some good priest.
It is very telling that the young dyke felt attracted to, of all people, the Very Epitome Of The Great Bitch. If you asked around which woman in the US is more hateful than Hillary, I bet a lot of people would answer “Yoko Ono” without hesitation.
Now, let us look at the implications of this:
Trump may be a tad on the bragging, testosterone-laden side. But his weakness goes with nature.
Hillary is more than a tad on the bitchy side. And her bitchiness is clearly against nature.
What is worse? A man producing himself in some locker room braggadocio, or a Dyke at the White House?
Still, do you think this will damage Crooked Dyke much? I doubt it. People who tell themselves “Christian” and are willing to overlook one million babies killed in the womb every year will certainly not change their mind because the Crooked Bitch is also a dyke. That’s the kind of “Christians” they are. As for the liberals, being a pervert isn’t a problem for them, so they will profit to feel good with themselves again.
I hope Trump pounds on this, though, very hard. It may take some black vote out of the Crooked Witch. Apparently, they are starting to discover Hillary does not care a straw for them anyway.
I consider Rasmussen one of the very few polling agencies one can trust. Therefore, the events of the last week scared me not a little.
Rasmussen had Trump in front a couple of points before the “Pussy” tape. After the outrage of the weekend, Trump plunged up to seven points behind (they interview one third of the sample a day: therefore, it will need three days before a certain event is completely reflected in the polls). Trump rapidly recovered to only four point behind, then three. Today he is in front again.
What does this tell us? That even among the well-selected sample of Rasmussen, the combination of emotional news (He has said “pussy”! How lewd! My sons would never do that!”) and relentless MSM barrage (“this is the end then; he should retire his candidacy! He is finished! Finished, I tell you!”) had the effect of producing a big swing over a short period.
This is the scary part: some 8% or 9% of likely voters at least declare that they can be swayed the other way by something as irrelevantly stupid as what Trump says when he talks with his buddies in a relaxed, testosterone-laden atmosphere.
Add “eleven years ago”.
It boggles the mind that the destinies of the First Power are so easily swayed. Particularly when you think how massive the amplifying effect of the MSM can be in the short term. A stupid event like the video has gone around the planet in hours. The daily revelations about the evil inclination of close Clinton collaborators – very much representative of her own mindset – struggle to take traction, as the MSM downplay the many accusation moved to Crooked Hillary and Consort.
One has to be really afraid that the MSM will profit from every “revelation” (“Trump stole a child's ice cream in 1977! I saw him myself!!!”) to get into full hysteria mode just two days before the elections. In two or three days – and without an extremely good debate performance to counter the negative effect – how can this move I do not say 8% or 9% (no: what people say to pollster is one thing, hiw they vote a different matter) but perhaps half or even one third of those figures? How scary is that?
I am encouraged by the fact that these kind of “revelations” tend to make less impression when repeated, and new tapes might be discounted, perhaps even ignored.
But the thought is scary nevertheless.
Do not allow those fake Catholics to lie to themselves (and to you) any longer.
This is not the bigotry of an individual, important to the Clinton campaign as she may be. This is the very mentality that informs all actions of Crooked Hillary.
Crooked Hillary has openly stated she would appoint a Supreme Court Justice that perpetuates abortion and sexual perversion. She said so openly. No Catholic, no Christian has any excuse.
This is way more than anti-Catholic bigotry. This is enmity with Christ.
Can’t imagine a situation in which the vote for such a vocal, open opponent of all that is virtuous cannot be a mortal sin.
Bar big surprises (Assange is your friend) it seems to me that the remaining weeks of the electoral campaign will be dominated by the following themes.
- The MSM will keep screaming hysterically by every new tape (of which, of course, there will be several) in which Trump says something that wouldn’t be heard at the local Salvation Army chapel. All those liberals ceaselessly spitting on Christian morality will discover themselves aflame with zeal for purity in their candidates. Actually, in the candidate of the Republicans only. They will manage to impress the gullible, and I suspect that many of these will be women.
- The sane part of America – and I suspect many of these will be men – will actually react to the MSM pro-Hillary, nuMorality bombardment by doing exactly the contrary of what the media relentlessly push for. They will vote for Trump just because they can’t stand this North Korean situation anymore.
It remains to be seen how many are ready to be impressed by lies and fake indignation, and how many are those who can still think straight. However, it seems to me that Hillary’s campaign is doing the only thing that leaves them with a shot at victory: make of the campaign an emotional attack to Trump and try to capture with it the gullible females (and some not very manly men) ready and willing to be carried away by this wave of emotions. Already the fact that Trump appears to have suffered in the polls for calling a fat woman “Miss Piggy” tells you all you need to know how easily US female voters can be manipulated, how emotional this race has become. And don’t get me started about the “first female president” rubbish, which is the same as to say that a vagina gives a candidate special rights.
I’d suggest these Miss Piggy women eat less instead. But hey, I am a man, what do I know…
So, let’s come to the inconvenient part of this blog post.
It fills me with rage at this stupid age to know that, in the most crucial US election in the last decades, there is such a discrepancy between female and male voter orientation. It seems that this wave of Reprobation (make no mistake: voting for Clinton can only be a mortal sin) is mainly fueled by the female sex, who is more prone to swallow hook, line and sinker all the rubbish about the “first female President”, the “objectifying of women” and all that insignificant noise meant to cover the real issues: the fact that Christian heritage and fundamental liberties (besides the Country’s security) may well be at stake.
Women of past ages knew very well that it was better for them that only men could vote, or be a judge. It helped a lot to keep the emotions out, and preserve an ordered society. It prevented the brutal emotional manipulation of serious issues we see today.
In a society in which only males can vote you can’t get very far with the emotional appeal to the “poor pregnant girl”. In a society in which only males can vote you could never attack the Second Amendment. In a society in which only male can vote not only Trump would clean up, but you would probably have a better Democrat opponent in the first place. Instead, we have a world in which a conversation filled with reasoning and expletives any men who was not raised among girls has heard hundreds of times truly is an important part in deciding the destiny of a nation.
Women suffrage has done great damage to women. It has allowed them to hurt themselves in so many ways: with abortion, with divorce, with a stupid push for an “emancipation” that has become a double burden, with the attempt to dismantle a patriarchal society that served them so much better than making of them the toys of many men.
The extreme emotional tones of this campaign, in which the word “Pussy” (let me say it again: “Pussy”) has at least the same public echo and relevance than the real issues (security, immigration, Christian values, fundamental liberties) could never exist if only men had the right to vote. You may not like it, but that’s how it is. Even those pussified men (like Paul “Pussy” Ryan) who profit from the events to stab their own candidate in the back do so not only because of intrinsic lack of manliness, but because they are afraid of their female electorate. Ryan’s pathetic, unnatural, unmanly grovelling is the result of the sex of more than 50% of the voters.
It would be better for everyone, and particularly for women, if they were not allowed to vote. In time, this would cause a reversion to what every Catholic (that is: sensible) woman must wish: a solidly patriarchal society honoring women for their real qualities and helping them to give the best of their feminine nature, whilst stifling the self-destructive tendencies unavoidably generated by their (otherwise so beautifully) emotional nature.
Look at what three generations of female voters have done to the US, and reflect whether they have made a better world for women. A better world, I mean, not only as the world judges, but as the Lord does.
The chairman of Clinton’s campaign knows it.
As they say, “he should know”.
Clinton is The Reprobate’s Choice.
Apple has announced today the introduction of a new, revolutionary gadget: the Banter-Recorder or, as they will actually call it, the ICorder.
The ICorder will, purely by analysing the air vibration in a room (and, with the far more expensive “S” model, in the open) be able to reconstruct and provide a synthetic voice record of every conversation ever happened in a certain room at a given point in time.
The ICorder will, as the experts are predicting, open completely new horizons to human relationships.
Say, a young woman is interested in a certain man. By using the Banter-Corder in his gym (remember: all is gender neutral now!) she will be able to record all the locker room conversation this man ever had in that room. In order to avoid data overload, the woman will be able to search for only certain words: “grab”, “married”, “tits”, “legs”, and obviously
Pu “Ryan” come to mind, but the choice is as wide as men’s vocabulary, or female anatomy. Upon discovering that the man was “disrespectful of women”, the young lady will be able – actually, she will feel obliged, in order not to betray her sex and deepest convictions – to promptly ditch the offender. Marriage and birth rates are predicted to plummet, but they are low already so this is not a real concern to the experts. What is important, is that no woman will ever be fooled into a relationship with an enemy of her sex, unworthy of her friendship, much less her Ryan.
One of the first devices will be given – as a special gift from Apple – to Hillary Rodham Clinton. She will be able to position it in every room of her house (including toilets, utility rooms, and dog’s house) and record all the, ahem, conversations her husband had with female guests in said locations. Should be fun.
The White House will obviously be an extremely interesting place for this kind of research. How did, exactly, Monica and Bill discuss the various aspects and qualities of cigars? Were other types of, ahem, cigars smoked in the Oval Office? What about the other rooms? How many volumes will be necessary to contain all the recordings concerning that paradigm of Democratic strenght and God’s gift to humanity, JFK?
Imagine that: all Bill Clinton’s golf conversations with Giuliani & Co! Antony Wiener’s talk to very young women in the rare moments in which he did not have a phone in his hands! Huma Abedin’s intimate conversations about her husband with … Hillary! The possibilities are endless!
as we are
very moral people,
we will all
draw the consequences
All and every monument, place, or building dedicated to JFK will be erased, or will have its name changed, to punish any objectifying of women. Robert Kennedy will be declared a whoremonging sexist monster. Bill Clinton will spend the next 3,000 years in jail on 127 counts of rape. Hillary, for intimidating and threatening in 65 cases (she never could keep count, of course) merely 300. Martin Luther King will be declared a Satanist. We will even know whether Michelle Obama is – as many still believe – actually a man.
The ICorder ($499 for the standard, $799 for the “S” version) will be on sale next Monday.
It will change the way millions think of Trump forever.
I wonder who will win the Trump Outrage Competition.
Will it be the racist Black Supremacist a la Black Lives Matter, who abet civil strife and excuse criminal behaviour to the point of fomenting insurrection?
Will it be the countless Blacks, and all those who pretend to be ashamed to be White, listening to utterly, utterly obscene rap “songs”?
Will it be the millions of wannabe feminists reading books like “Fifty shades of Grey”, and fantasising about a Trump grabbing their… Ryan day in and day out?
Will it be the members of the party who gave the US those wonderful examples of morality: John, Robert and Ted Kennedy?
Will it be the fans of the other wonderful example of spousal loyalty, Martin Luther King?
Or will it be the wife of the serial rapist, who has herself harassed and morally lynched the many victim of her inordinately, violently horny husband not because of spousal loyalty, but because of her unquenchable thirst for power?
The Trump Outrage Competition Participant should explain to us whether they think Kennedy, or MLK, or Bill Clinton, or Robert or Ted Kennedy were fit to be President, or presidential material.
I have seen some show of hypocrisy at my age; but what I have been experiencing in the last few days really has no precedent in rotten hypocrisy.
As the years go by and the Evil Clown continues his work of destruction, some weak souls may be led to question their own faith and convictions. If this blog has one aim, it is to reinforce the resolve of all those who may be wavering, and to make even stronger those who don't.
This is, for sure, an unprecedented crisis. However, V II was also an unprecedented rebellion. As the events catapult us in a bizarro world of atheist social activists at the top of the Church, and one day not far from today deciding her course and future – at least barring Divine intervention – , it becomes increasingly more clear to me what monstrous rebellion V II was, and how harshly we are being – justly – punished for it.
The chaos of today has not been brought about by a Pope Francis, just out of the blue. It has been brought about by V II.
We are reaping today what we have sown in 50 years of madness. In half a century the dumb, arrogant, blasphemous illusion of a Church going along with the world has presented a bill so steep that we will need who knows how long, perhaps several generations yet, to pay it.
I used to hope that the Lord, in His Mercy, would allow us to be saved from the abyss. But it is increasingly more clear that this will not happen; and, at least for what I can see, perhaps should not happen.
If Francis were to die tomorrow, and were to be replaced by a “safe V II” Pope, what would be the consequence? What would a hypothetical JP III do that would prevent, one day, the election of a Francis II? Nothing, absolutely nothing! We would have more V II rubbish; which, in time, would unavoidably lead to the appointment of a faithless, lewd old man like Francis. A new, “moderate” V II Pope would mean more World Youth Day, more Assisi gatherings, more ecumenism, more pacifism, more search for easy popularity, more Korans thankfully accepted as gift, more pope concerts and mega-masses, more watering down of truth, more of all we have seen from John XXIII until 2013. The slippery slope that begins with a John XXIII must perforce end with a Francis, or worse.
No, I don't think the Lord will save us from the worst. It seems to me that this is not God's plan. It seems to me that the savage arrogance of V II must now be paid in full. It seems to me, in other words, that the absolutely lunatic times the Evil Clown is preparing for us are allowed by God to show us the utter lunacy of the rebellion of V II. Unless we are made to eat all the excrements that Francis and, very probably, his successors will dish us we will never understand the monstrosity of Vatican II in the first place.
A Benedict XVII, a Paul VII, a John XXIV would do nothing different than their predecessors. There were Assisi gatherings under Ratzinger, too; and even if they were less open in their arrogance and provocation, the fundamental stupidity at their root was exactly the same. Francis is V II on steroid. Or better said, John XXIII was the entry drug and Francis is the heavy drug. I am afraid we must brace ourselves for a crack cocaine Pope like Cupich one day. However, coming back to marijuana can't be the solution. Desintoxication is the only solution.
We are being punished for 50 years of rebellion and unbelief. Every Consistory of the Evil Clown should make clearer to us how atrocious a punishment we are getting and, therefore, deserve. Unprecedented rebellion will be paid with unprecedented ravaging of the Church, perhaps until very little of it has remained.
But do not despair: all those now triumphant heretics and perverts can be crushed by Our Lord with a mere thought and, unless they repent, will pay a terrible price for their rebellion. All this could, if God so wills, end tomorrow. However, when this punishment ends it is not for us to establish. Our duty is to stay faithful to the Chuch of our Fathers. We must brace ourselves for much worse times than even these ones, because there is simply no forecasting the extent of this descent into madness.
Every Consistory made by the Evil Clown makes the scale, the sheer enormity of the punishment we have deserved clearer to me. It's as clear as the sun, as undeniably simple as two and two: the severity of the punishment is there to make us realise the severity of the offence, and the punishment will go on and become more and more severe until the consciousness of the gravity of the offence has become sufficiently spread.
Collective punishment and collective atonement for 50 years of rebellion. This is, I think, the lot of our generation.
The realisation of this, and the serene suffering of this well deserved punishment, offers the key to keeping your faith in the time of Cardinal Cupich.
It is August 1683.
Since 14 July, Vienna has been under siege by a massive Ottoman army. The defenders’ only hope is now the relief army commanded by the King of Poland, Donald III Trumpiesky.
Trumpieski isn’t an easy guy. A lover of women and wine, he knows how to grab a tit or two. He is also very much in demand by the, ahem, ladies (who, actually, in these cases, never are) and, being endowed with more testosterone than the average and a certain candor about his shortcomings, he did not make any secret of it.
As the relief army was approaching Vienna and preparing to risk everything , the news reached the besieged that Donald III Trumpiesky had admitted, eleven years before, to trying this and that with (very willing) non-ladies. He might, they said, have grabbed one ass or two unasked. He is said to have spoken about married women on whom he – counting on their availability – made, as they said in Poland in those day, “a move”.
The citizens of Vienna were outraged. “We will not tolerate this”, many of them began to say. “Someone who has said lewd things eleven years ago can certainly not be our general today”, others were saying. “How do they dare to talk about tits, asses and you-know-what among men?” others added. “When have men ever done things like that?”
“We must affirm and celebrate every scullery maid’s ass out there”, said Paulus Quislingus Ryan, who was commanding the Vienna garrison and was already suspected of working for the Ottomans. “I am so embarrassed by King Donald III Trumpiesky”.
The most outraged were those who had been very tepid up to then. It is as if they thought they would be better off surrendering to the Ottomans, but never had the guts to say so openly. Now they started to bark very loud, with all the outrage of Offended Morality. They felt so superior, they were almost dizzy.
They got their way.
Kind Donald III Trumpiesky was asked to retire his army. Vienna was left to its – chosen – destiny.
On 12 September 1683, the army of General Paulus Quislingus Ryanus was utterly defeated. As recently happened in Perchtoldsdorf, the inhabitant of Vienna were savagely slaughtered. The daughter and wives of the Moral Apostles, among whom many of those women who had been so vocal in their accusations to Trumpieski, were raped before the eyes of their husbands and sons, before being killed. Countless were beheaded as the invader Ottoman prepared to march against the very heart of Europe. The history of Europe changed forever.
Paulus Quislingus Ryanus became a consultant for the Ottomans.
Or, perhaps, it did not go that way.
Perhaps the inhabitants of Vienna were smart enough to recognise the danger they were facing, and did not care a straw about the moral fortitude and degree of saintliness of their generals. The general was there, and he was there to try to save their backsides. How many scullery maids he had grabbed in his day was utterly, but also utterly, utterly, utterly darn freaking irrelevant.
They weren’t stupid, the inhabitant of Vienna. They knew they did not have the luxury of debating the moral fortitude of their generals and decide they don’t like the pick.
This is why they won, and saved their backsides, and weren’t raped and beheaded by their enemies.
One wonders how many US citizen, as we write the year 2016, are as smart now as they were then.