Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Any old stick will do

The kangaroo court showtrials of Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn have shed a lot of light on Canada's authoritarian Human Rights Commissions. It's thanks to these high-profile cases that now we are hearing more and more about the state attempts to throttle a traditional foe of fascist tyrannies: Christians. The most recent is a complaint by a homosexual activist against Catholic Insight, for articulating Catholic and Christian views on homosexuality. I've no doubt that the intrepid Binky will keep us all well-informed by following this fraudulent "trial" as well. I only note that the enemies of Western tradition seem almost unconsciously to be dividing up the world between them - the Muslims are going after the Jews, and the homosexuals are going after the Christians. It's almost like the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact of 1939; I suspect that one of the two sides is going to be surprised to find its "ally" turning on it when the moment is ripe.

But I noticed an interesting article in the Ottawa Citizen last week, about a new front in this war.
A group representing a segment of residential school survivors says it is preparing to take the federal government to international criminal court and disinter bodies of native children.

As part of a growing campaign to seek redress for crimes it claims were committed during a dark chapter in Canadian history, the Friends and Relatives of the Disappeared Residential School Children plans to disinter the bodies during a March media event at an unmarked gravesite in B.C. where members believe native children who died in a residential school are buried, said Kevin Annett, the group's spokesman.

The group is also planning to file an application against the federal government and the Roman Catholic Church at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. It accuses the federal government of being complicit in crimes against humanity, said Mr. Annett, a former United Church minister who has been campaigning on the issue for more than a decade.
It's interesting that this group is only targetting the Catholic Church on this expedition. The residential schools were run by Anglican, United Church and Catholic churches, under government direction. Maybe it's because they've already milked the Anglicans dry, and now they're stalking a new meatball.

I've already said that I consider most of these hysterical "abuse" accusations to be bogus. They include some criminal acts, like sexual attack, which should definitely be punished. And they also include woozy whining about "cultural assimilation", which is a totally different thing. But lump it all together under the all-purpose umbrella of "abuse", with its suggestion of vaguely ugly predations, and people assume we're talking about wholesale child rape and torture.

This particular group has quite a taste for the flamboyant. They talk wildly about "buried children", as if Canadian Christians earlier in the last century were frenziedly murdering children and stuffing their bodies into mass graves, à la Iraq. These schools were around in the 1800s - as one level-headed writer who hasn't forgotten her history points out, child mortality from disease used to be something that could happen to anyone.
The Cann family moved to southeastern Saskatchewan from Ontario to homestead in 1891. Among the 11 children listed are William Henry (born 1880, died 1898), Iva Louise (born 1890, died 1898), and Dora Alice (born 1894, died 1898).

What happened in 1898? As was the custom in previous years, the Canns had sought the relative comfort of "winter camp" in the wooded range of hills north of their farm to wait out the long months of cold and isolation with other prairie pioneers of the area. Instead, they found diptheria.
Someone contact the descendants of the Cann family - there's got to be a human rights windfall for them in there somewhere.

I don't know for a fact that THIS particular suit will get anywhere. But I do think that some such "international court" will be used as an instrument against the Catholic Church, to the point of eventually outlawing it, as if it were a Mafia organization. Its assets will be seized, and it will be suppressed and broken up - the public part of it will, that is. It's going to happen, and soon. Those warning us to prepare for an underground church are going to be proved right, and before very long.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...the Muslims are going after the Jews, and the homosexuals are going after the Christians."

You're right, Dr Mab. When the Muslims are done with the Jews, and the gay activists have wrecked the Church, the Muslims will then turn their attention to the gays. The latter will richly deserve what they get, but by then Western civilization as we know it will be kaput anyway.

Ellie M.

5:42 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

And homosexuals don't realize that it's only Christianity that even bothers to consider them as human beings worth saving. But in their rage against God, their determination to show Him, and the rest of the "haves" who won't let them rewrite reality, they're going to spend their last strength clawing and choking their "enemy", even though he's the lifeguard who's trying to hold them up and keep them from drowning.

It's like that speech from 'A Man For All Seasons', about what happens when you cut down all the laws to attack the Devil. "And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat?" When the last church is down, and the Devil turns 'round, where will people hide, and how will they stand in the howling wilderness that will be left?

9:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They don't believe in the Devil, Dr Mab. Neither the gay activists nor the left-wing atheists nor the church liberals. For them there is no Satan, no Fall, no sin. No evil, period.

And if there's no Satanic power, there's no need for a Church to protect you from him. As C.S. Lewis pointed out, if there is a Devil the last thing he'd want is for people to believe in him. It's much easier to snare the unaware.

Ellie M.

9:01 am  

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