Posted by Mundabor
The video below, courtesy of Restore DC Catholicism, is a short but nice take on the abuse of the term “social justice”; an abuse of which the Disgrace in Chief is one of the most pernicious albeit, fortunately, most stupid proposers.
Unfortunately, the mentality nowadays has become so polluted (particularly in Europe) by Statism that only a tiny minority of Europeans will ever even question that it is the duty of the Government to proceed to a massive redistribution of income in the name of “social justice”. Pope Francis, who comes from a corner of the planet with a history of special stupidity in matters of economics, espouses this mentality, albeit he would – we are told – even prefer a sort of super state, as the modern Western states aren’t communist enough for him. This man talks and thinks worse than a kindergarten boy, and I doubt his grasp of economics even went beyond the latter’s.
I do not need to tell my readers how all this is in contrast with the traditional, and sane, social doctrine of the Church; how it foments division and disorder as it encourages not only massive direct scrounging, but also the equally massive indirect scrounging of the formation of an immense bureaucracy meant to run the “social justice” machine; how it takes from God and gives to Big Nanny, to administer the immense amount of power thus entrusted to her. I do not need to explain it to my readers, but there’s no doubt my readers needs to talk of it and explain it to the vast mass of people – particularly in Europe – now completely sold to the socialist mantras.
The poor will be always be us. Jesus said it, and if Francis knew the Gospel he would know it too. The answer is in charity, solidarity and mutual help, not in expropriation. And no, the riches of the rich do not belong to the poor. The poor can expect solidarity and charity (which must be deserved, too; to the ones who do not want to work, we will give no bread), but he has no specific right to any specific money of any specific person, nor has he the right that Big Nanny goes to forcibly take away from others so that he can have on his lap what has been expropriated to others.
The patrimony of the rich belong to the rich, in order for its fruit to be used in a Christian way and for them to be passed on to the next generation; which will also have to feel obliged to a good and Christian use of God’s grace.
You don’t like it? Though luck. Blame Adam and Eve. But don’t worry, there’s a world of perfect justice awaiting you only one death away.
Life isn’t fair. Life is the fitness studio where we train for our salvation. To reject the greedy desire for the forced appropriation of the graces that God gave others is just part of our training. To yield to the expropriation mentality is to stuff oneself with sugar in the gym, and then complain one dies a diabetic.
“Social justice” is synonymous with social envy, greed, laziness, and the excitement of all that is bad in the human nature.
Enjoy the video.
Posted by Mundabor
This video of Michael Voris is excellent even considering the very high average quality. Its merit lies particularly in packing so much in around seven minutes.
Voris says that the liberal mentality that has infected the Church expresses itself in five areas of false Catholicism:
1) False liturgical reform: the dumbing down of the Mass who has led to a well-spread disbelief about the Real Presence He rightly points out to the fact that this all happened after V II.
2) False Ecumenism: the mentality that has created enormous confusion, has encouraged moral relativism in things spiritual, and has indirectly caused so many people to leave the Church.
3) False social justice: Voris focuses on the feminist ans social issues (abortion; euthanasia, sterilisation) leading to a real culture of death within the Church. I allow myself to add the creeping (and creepy) Socialism too often smuggled as the “Christianity Christ would have wanted” (a blasphemy, this; but they don’t see that).
4) False inclusiveness: this is a close relative of 3) and includes all attempt at normalising sexual perversion and getting along with pretty much everything under the sun. Again, this is presented as being “charitable”, “non-judgmental”, and the like.
5) False earth stewardship. This is brilliantly explained as the attempt to establish a “new world order by which “Mankind is the problem with the Earth”. This is simply brilliant.
But Voris doesn’t stop here. He clearly points out that the reason why such false ideas have spread is due to two categories of people: the accomplices and the collaborators. The first ones are the ones that explicitly (if not, perhaps, so openly) accept one or more of the false mantras of NuChurch. The second ones are those who, whilst good at exposing the rot outside of the church, are unable and unwilling to expose or criticise the rot inside the Church, generally in order not to avoid open conflicts with the liberal bishops. Here, Voris focuses particularly on the media, pointing out that being “charitable” regarding the rot inside of the church is giving a bad service to the faithful, and a selling out so that they can curry favours.
“Be careful what you listen to, my fellow Catholics” is the closing message.
In the case of Michael Voris, I think that we don’t need to be concerned.