Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mean Spirited Christmas Greeting from the Marquette Center for Peacemaking

While some of their activities are bland enough, a Christmas e-mail from the Center for Peacemaking reminds us that, at root, they are mean-spirited leftists. Here is part of the text:
After four weeks of Advent awaiting the coming of the Savior, December 25th can leave us a bit puzzled, if not disappointed.

Because we need a savior. Doesn’t take much in the way of spirituality to figure that out. We just need to look at the “signs of the times.” With a government pledged to “perpetual war,” and more and more wealth (as the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations constantly remind us) taken from the needs of the many to benefit the very few (and yes, those two facts are related), with ongoing environmental degradation, and with over 17 million US households listed as “food insecure,” our world, our country needs some serious saving.

But what do we get on Christmas day? Not a team of expert economists, not a super committee of legislators, not a war council or a national security organization, but a baby – an infant (root meaning: “can’t talk”), someone insecure, vulnerable and needing assistance, not offering it. What was God THINKING?
So there is no “peace on earth, good will toward men.” Rather, there is class warfare and hatred of the military.

If the people associated with the Center for Peacemaking were morally serious, they might actually know that government in the U.S. spends over two trillion dollars per year to pay social welfare benefits.

If they were morally serious they would actually question why “over 17 million US households listed as ‘food insecure’” notwithstanding the fact that government spends 54 billion dollars per year on the food stamp program.

Morally serious people actually care about the details of public policy. Those who prance and preen and tout their concern for the poor in blissful ignorance of how public policy works are not morally serious. They are simply engaged in a kind of moral masturbation.

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5 Comments:

Anonymous James Pawlak said...

We should remember that Mohammed (Of Mecca & Medina) declared perpetual war on all unbelievers (Until they either join Islam or humbly accept the state of "dhimmitude") over 1400 years ago. That war continues to this day.

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, ha, ha, ha, ha. Moral masturbation! If it weren't so true it would be hilariously funny. But, the fact is that the left spends most of its time on this moral masturbation while the right is pounded for doing the real thinking. The best, most recent case in point: Paul Ryan's attempt at entitlement reform. Ryan did his best to come up with a workable plan that would improve the system. His reward was a stiff arm and an ad showing a Republican throwing grandma over a cliff. As you said, moral masturbation.

11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The result of a good catholic education at Marquette. My how the Jesuits have changed. They used to be known for intellectual rigor. Now they excell at moral masturbation.

9:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any link to the full text?

5:00 PM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

Any link to the full text?

It was an e-mail.

But tomorrow when I get to work I'll save it to PDF and link to it.

7:32 PM  

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