Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NOW Lists Nuns Groups Among "Dirty 100"

The TV comedy series Seinfeld occasionally had Jerry Seinfeld mentioning a comic book world that was the polar opposite of that of his favorite comic book character Superman.


"....In the Bizarro world of "Htrae" ("Earth" spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states "Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!" In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: "Guaranteed to lose money for you". Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, "Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together". This is intended and taken as a great compliment.........."

Today, the term has come to mean anything in which reality of inverted:


"The National Organization for Women, one of the nation's largest pro-abortion lobbies, named a Catholic order of nuns to a list called “The Dirty 100,” a catalog of the 100 entities which filed lawsuits against theAffordable Care Act's contraception mandate.

The order of nuns NOW finds “dirty” are the Little Sisters of the Poor, a religious institute for women founded by St. Jeanne Jugan in 19th century France. They are dedicated to care of the elderly impoverished, and describe their spiritual charism as “grace of hospitality toward the aged poor.”

Today the Little Sisters operate 200 homes on five continents, and serve over 13,000 residents. In a promotional video for the order, Sister Camille Rose said “We celebrate the gift of life, the joy of living, and we care for the elderly poor. We try to make them happy in whatever way we can.” The nuns themselves live communally and take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and hospitality.

The Dirty 100 campaign has included a demonstration which took place outside theSupreme Court on March 25, and a petition on NOW's website, inviting supporters to “refuse to support businesses, nonprofits, and religious entities that have decided that their personal beliefs are more important than the rights of their employees.” NOW and its national leadership also promotes the campaign on Twitter, using the hashtag #Dirty100..........

The Little Sisters of the Poor were not the only Catholic organization put to shame by NOW's campaign. Priests for Life, an organization of priests and laity that advocates against the death penalty and abortion, as well as 12 Catholic dioceses were included on the list."

The Left and their radical allies are so wrapped up with enslaving some, and stripping away the rights of the rest, that their only reaction to individuals and groups that act truly selflessly and help others is to denigrate them and their work. This sick attitude is adequately illustrated by remarks made by Leftist publications such as Slate and atheists like the late Christopher Hitchens. Caring not at all for the plight of the poor, and having done even less for them, these types can think of no way to deal with their sense of failure to help their fellows than to attack and misrepresent anyone who actually dedicates his or her life to those in need.

Hitchens' sense of self-loathing was so strong that he could find no other means of wrestling with it other than to repeatedly claim that he hated (this exact word) Mother Theresa of Calcutta. People can debate the efficacy of the decisions she took in allocating the resources made available to her in her career all they want, but when those who spend their lives in clean, sanitary, and prosperous societies while giving little or nothing to help the poor, the very suggestion that one who did far more was not helpful does nothing but make the claimant look like a moron. 

People such as the members The Little Sisters of the Poor, Mother Theresa (or those of her order), or anyone who sacrifices far more and exposes themselves to more dangers and diseases than we ever will are not ignored in our Orwellian Bizarro World - they are attacked, and mercilessly so. They are attacked for being less selfish than we are, for refusing to cower before the forces of enslavement and societal and spiritual decay as we often do (at least by our own inaction), and for the simple fact of being what we are not - examples of humility. 

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