DEATH OF THE WEST
CULTURAL CLEANSING OF CHRISTIAN MALES
Pat Buchanan on desire to dump statues: Aren’t we carrying affirmative action bit too far?
Published: 15 hours ago
PATRICK J. BUCHANAN
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The culture war against Christianity is picking up speed.
Last week came word Saint Louis University will remove a heroic-sized statue of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet S.J. from the front of Fusz Hall, where it has stood for 60 years.
The statue depicts De Smet holding aloft a crucifix as he ministers to two American Indians, one of whom is kneeling.
Historically, the statue is accurate. Father De Smet, “Blackrobe,” as he was known, was a 19th-century missionary to Indian tribes who converted thousands. A friend of Sitting Bull, he spent his last years in St. Louis.
And as the mission of this Jesuit university is, presumably, to instruct the Catholic young in their faith and send them out into the world to bring the good news of Jesus Christ as Lord and savior to nonbelievers, what exactly is the problem here?
According to SLU Assistant Vice President for Communications Clayton Berry, “some faculty and staff … raised questions about whether the sculpture is culturally sensitive.” Senior Ryan McKinley is more specific: “The statue of De Smet depicts a history of colonialism, imperialism, racism and of Christian and white supremacy.”
But if the founder of Christianity is the Son of God, then Christianity is a superior religion. What Ryan and those faculty and staff seem to be ashamed of, uncomfortable with, or unable to defend, is the truth for which Saint Louis University was supposed to stand.
But simply because they are cowardly, or politically correct, why should that statue be going into the SLU art museum? Why should not they themselves depart for another institution where their sensitivities will not be assaulted by artistic expressions of religious truths?
The message the SLU president should have given the dissenters is simple: We are a Catholic university that welcomes students and faculty not of the faith. But if you find our identity objectionable, then go somewhere else. We are not changing who we are.
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Unfortunately, the Gooferment Skrules have taken over.
Catholic Colleges and Universities have become Secular Progressive institutions.
They’ve lost their “Catholic” identity and become yet another socialist propaganda institution.
Just last week, Nancy Pelosi declared that Cruz was not “a good Catholic”. Who died and left her Pope.
It all traces back to folks not willing to fight what they believe in.
The State wants to be the people’s “god” and as such it has to kill “religion” which asserts that the State is not the “supreme being”.
I know as a little L libertarian that I must sound like a broken record.
BUT when does the Catholic Church, the People, or even just “people of good will” stand up and say “NO”?
There are morals. There is right and wrong. There is conduct that is just unacceptable.
When does one fight for their God-given rights as human beings?
“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Perhaps the time is past and the slide is inevitable.
Heaven help our posterity. Heaven help us for our failure.
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