Monday, October 27, 2014
The Know-Nothings are Alive and Well
Apparently, rank anti-Catholicism is still at least a little bit acceptable in politics, in particular Leftist poltics. I've seen some small traces of it in Republican politics, especially in deep southern states. But it is worse, far worse, and far more blatant, in today's Democratic Party. The apple does not fall far from the tree, apparently.
This cartoon was reportedly run against Republican (formerly, Democratic) candidate Mark Miloscia. A man decides that he takes his faith seriously, even in the politics sphere. As a result, he switched parties from Democrat to Republican (there aren't a whole lot of Democrats who manage to even sound serious about their faith, though they often voice platitudes). The Left is infuriated, of course, but they have decided to take issue with his faith (because he's Catholic, he opposes our right to offer due sacrifice to Moloch through the murder of our children, and he opposes our rights to demand the celebration of the sins of Sodom! He must be intent on establishing a theocracy, just like all other Catholics!). Whatever issues the Republican party has, it should be obvious at this point that the Democratic Party--the same party which booed God--does not want Catholics, and should not be supported by them.
It is also obvious that there is a culture war, indeed, a kulturcampf, which persist to this day. Yes, it's mostly aimed at Catholics (though perhaps some evangelicals, Baptists, and Fundamentalists have tasted a bit of it, too), but the goal still remains to drive faith form the public square--and perhaps after that, to criminalize it outright. We already see the beginnings of that criminalization, what with fines and now jail time plus reeducation camp for people who refuse to support "gay marriage;" and fines for those who do not wish to purchase immoral "goods and services" such as contraception, sterilization, and even abortifacents for their employees.
As an aside I am still scratching my head as to what "Proposed a statewide DNA database of law-abiding citizens" has to do with being Catholic.