During the homily/sermon at mass this morning, no mention was made (in my church) for a call for amnesty for illegal immigrants. Those who were here at the beginning of the week caught that I had made a proposal* for patriotic Catholic Americans in the event that Catholic leaders in the US followed through with the reported September 8th push that would seriously undermine our Republic. I will see what news reports come in from across the nation tomorrow.
*Hint- the proposal has potential for a powerful effect but did not entail actually leaving the Church. There is a lot of text that precedes the actual proposal (Below in Gates of Vienna), but given that Catholics are centuries removed from acting against the Church while remaining in in it every way, I felt that an explanation was necessary.
The push to install Islamists in Syria and risk a breakout of a major and destructive war has taken a new turn. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has made what may someday turn out to be the most bizarre claim of the century - that a failure to attack Syria may be the cause of a nuclear war.
Out of all the 1984 Doublethink/Newspeak comments that I have ever encountered, this one has got to be the closest to a realization of George Orwell's picture of a dystopian future for the West (and that includes Nancy Pelosi's claim that her Catholic faith leaves her with no option but to support abortion):
"Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been a vocal supporter of striking Syria, appeared to imply that if the U.S. doesn’t take military action against President Bashar al-Assad’s regime a nuclear war may ensue.
“I believe that if we get Syria wrong, within six months – and you can quote me on this – there will be a war between Iran and Israel over their nuclear program,” Graham told a gathering of supporters in South Carolina Wednesday, according to U.S. News and World Report."
“It won’t come to America on top of a missile, it’ll come in the belly of a ship in the Charleston or New York harbor,” he added........
“If we get Syria wrong, if we show weakness here regarding Assad’s chemical weapons utilization, you’re almost ensuring a war between Israel and Iran over their nuclear program, and we will surely get drawn into that,” Graham said Tuesday.
“So to the American people: if you’re worried about the Iranians getting a nuclear weapon, as I am, the last card to play to stop that is how we handle Syria,” he added."
When I read this, I must have looked at the article like a deer staring into the headlights of a vehicle for about two minutes.
Did he make a bet with John McCain to see who could make the most stupid statement about Syria?