March On!

For forty-one years America has grown sick under the shadow of legalized abortion. For forty-one years Americans have gathered at the nation’s capital to march in protest. For forty-one years, over forty-one million American babies have been butchered before they could even be born. Abortion is perhaps the single most egregious evil in the history of the human race; and in America, not only is it regarded as commonplace but as common sense.

“It’s about acting responsibly,” says an ad for an over-the-counter, morning-after abortifacient called Plan B – One Step, which also sports the slogan “Helps Prevent Pregnancy.” It is well beyond the pale of comprehension how truth in advertising—by some logic or magic—no longer applies when it comes to abortion. Lies are acceptable when they are convenient. Deception in advertising is permissible in order to give people the power of choice—the power to choose between life and death, to be a parent or an executioner. Any other advertisement that portrays a falsehood seems bound to lay bare its fiction. “Fantasy, do not attempt. Cars can’t jump on trains.” Nevertheless, the basic, irrefutable scientific facts that accompany the biological condition that Plan B – One Step alters is simply not a prevention. It is an abortion. In a sense, abortion is birth control—so why not treat it like one? “Emergency contraception,” they call it.

Has the world gone mad? Sadly, incurably so. And, of course, anyone who thinks this of the world will be labeled as the lunatic.

The media takes the March for Life just about as seriously as if it were a parade of clowns. (In fact, a gathering of hundreds of thousands of clowns would almost certainly receive more attention.) The world is impregnable in its insanity, and so must the sane go about as fools. As a result, the March elicits mixed feelings from many supporters. These feel that the March is futile, but would still grieve if it did not occur. This paradox is a very poignant one, for it highlights that some things are worth fighting for even if they cannot be won. The men and women and children who gather at Washington DC in the teeth of inclement weather are like so many Don Quixotes, charging so many gigantic windmills. Is there a fool’s hope for victory? Not in the foreseeable future. Is there a soldier’s hope for glory in solidarity? Certainly. Would it be tragic if that cause were ever surrendered? Absolutely. The March for Life is just as worthy a sally as that immortal charge outside la Mancha—both done in the name of a law that is higher than man’s and by a chivalry that defends the helpless.

March on.

Another martial strain that agrees with the ethos of the March for Life is G. K. Chesterton’s “Ballad of the White Horse.” Alfred the conquered king is not afraid to suffer further humiliation at the hands of the conquering Danes so long as they are suffered for the right reason. His language, and the language of his vision of the Mother of God, could form the marching refrains for the Pro-Life movement in the United States. “The men that drink the blood of God go singing to their shame.” And so do the soldiers of Christ at the March for Life, bearing “joy without a cause” and “faith without a hope.” And so will those who value the sanctity of life gather and march for thrice forty-one years and more to proclaim to the enemies of life, “you are more tired of victory than we are of shame,” with “more lust again to lose than you to win again.”

There is great and venerable tradition in the Catholic Faith of standing up to seemingly unstoppable forces for the sake of the Truth. It is to those heroes of the Church that the marchers in DC should turn their minds and prayers as they tread the mall in a similar cause, though the whole world heckles them as idiots and fanatics. In 1571, Don John of Austria reminded the faithful that it is the most serious things that make men mad in the eyes of the world; and that there are strange and subtle moments in history when the sanity of heaven and earth rests in the hands of seeming madmen. In 1571, Don John of Austria did what no man in his right mind would wish to do—but he did it because the only thing in his mind was that it was the right thing to do. Don John heeded the Pope’s call for a crusade against the unstoppable wave of Islam that was washing over Christendom. He responded with an act that appeared bereft of right reason, but done for the right reason. Facing the invincible Turkish powers like a David reborn, he sallied forth against an army of giants. And to the amazement of all, he did it laughing and dancing on the deck of his ship like a lunatic, wreathed in the whirling smoke of battle. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary gave Don John victory—victory unimaginable. But it was only because he was mad enough to imagine the impossible possible that he was able to be her instrument at Lepanto. He refused with an idiot’s determination to live in a world where miracles do not happen. And so, too, is the refusal of all those who march, and those who march in spirit, with the army in Washington. As the angel Gabriel said to Mary at the moment of Christ’s own conception, “with God nothing is impossible.”

It is never wrong to play the fool if it be for the greater glory of God and in the defense of His Kingdom. Those who would save the lives of those who should be in the safest place imaginable recognize the heroism involved in running the risk of ridicule to uphold the sacred things forgotten by modern man. Nothing worth doing is free of peril. We pray that those who march in Washington DC for the unborn will not march forever in vain—though their praises are due now, even before the victory is given to us by God.

March on.

 

DonJuan

Editor’s note: Pictured immediately above is the tomb of Don John of Austria. (Photo credit; lead photo: March for Life, 2012 / Reuters.)

Sean Fitzpatrick

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Sean Fitzpatrick is a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College and the Headmaster of Gregory the Great Academy. He lives in Scranton, PA with his wife and family of four.

  • Salvelinus

    My prayers are with today’s marchers. Dominus vobiscum!

    • smokes

      When will we combine our march for Life with our Second Amendment Marchers?

      You can’t have one without the other.

  • lifeknight

    I pray we don’t get pneumonia!

    • Objectivetruth

      Prayers and good luck! Like Don Juan, sing and dance…..it will keep you warm!

      • Michael Ezzo

        Correct me if I am wrong but does the Catholic Church not teach that to target non-combatants in war is wrong? Correct me if I am wrong but does the Church also teach that to do wrong in order that good may come of it is something that is never permitted no matter what the situation? Correct me if I am wrong but did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not target non-combatants? I ask for help since I cannot see how these actions can be sanctioned from a Catholic perspective. Thank you very much.

        • Adam__Baum

          “Correct me if I am wrong but did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki not target non-combatants?”

          No.

          From Wikipedia:

          At the time of its bombing, Hiroshima was a city of both industrial and military significance. A number of military units were located nearby, the most important of which was the headquarters of Field Marshal Shunroku Hata’s Second General Army, which commanded the defense of all of southern Japan,[89] and was located in the Hiroshima Castle.

          The city of Nagasaki had been one of the largest seaports in southern Japan, and was of great wartime importance because of its wide-ranging industrial activity, including the production of ordnance, ships, military equipment, and other war materials. The four largest companies in the city were Mitsubishi Shipyards, Electrical Shipyards, Arms Plant, and Steel and Arms Works.

          An invasion would have required the targeting of civilians, who would have been made into faux soldiers.

          • Objectivetruth

            The incidenary bombings of Tokyo were consciously and specifically intended to cause mass fires of the predominantly bamboo and softwood thatched homes. Like other people posting, I didn’t live through WW II, and refuse to pass armchair moral judgements on the reasoning behind the Us decisions. War is hell.

            • Adam__Baum

              Agreed. War imposes awful constraints on those prosecuting it and it’s pretentious nonsense and morally unhygienic to impute nonsense to correlate difficult decisions made in the face of existential threats to extinguishing a child for convenience.

        • mary

          Please…cut it out. You sound so foolish and simple. You’re trying to find answers to a question that is impossible to answer….war is war….no matter if it’s Catholics perspective or a protestant perspective. To each it is horrific and innocents die. We have been a JUDEO/CHRISTIAN NATION. PERIOD. Don’t try and intellectualize something that is very very simple….to differentiate. We are a nation that entered into wars to keep our homes safe…WERE YOU THERE? WERE YOU ONE OF THE ONES THAT DECIDED UPON THE SOLUTION TO OUR BEING INVADED BY HITLER IN DUE TIME OR RUSSIA OR JAPAN? I THINK NOT. We did what was the appropriate thing to do. MEN AND WOMEN SUFFERED AND DIED. WE COULD GO ON AND ON ARGUING HOW MANY LIVES COULD HAVE OR WOULD HAVE BUT THE ISSUE IS THAT WAR IS HELL AND THERE IS NO GOOD WAR. WE DIDN’T START IT REMEMBER? WE WERE BROUGHT INTO IT….AND WE NEEDED TO FINISH IT…WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN RUSSIA OUT ALSO….BUT THAT’S ANOTHER ARGUMENT….

          • mary

            THIS ADMINISTRATION IS USING THE SAME KIND OF TACTIC IN TRYING TO APPEASE THE ENEMIES OF THIS GREAT NATION. AND THERE WILL BE A TREMENDOUS PRICE WE WILL PAY FOR IT. BUSH HAS BEEN BLAMED FOR THE 911 DIABOLICAL MESS….BUT I BELIEVE THAT WHAT HAS BEEN DONE IS DONE. TRYING TO COVER UP FOR POLITICAL PROPAGANDA FOR VOTES….AS THIS ADMINISTRATION DID AFTER BENGHAZI IS HORRIBLE AND WE NEED TO KEEP WITH THE SUBJECT AND THE TOPIC AT HAND….WE ARE ALLOWING A FACTION TO TRY AND DISASSEMBLE OUR GREAT NATION AND WE NEED TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST IT. HOW WE DO THAT IS NOT RUNNING TO THE POLLS TO VOTE MORE COMMUNISM IN….AS THE CESSPOOL NEW YORK CITY CHOSE….SHAME ON THEM. I HOPE ALL THE CONSERVATIVES UP AND LEAVE AND THE SODOM AND GOMORRAH THAT IT IS WILL SUFFER ITS IMPENDING CONSEQUENCE.

  • Steven Jonathan

    Praise God Mr. Fitzpatrick- I would rather be a lunatic for Christ than a high priest for the god science and her minions of licentiousness.

    My family and I are mounting a “rocinante” and heading for San Francisco to charge some windmills this Saturday-

    “The men that drink the blood of God go singing to their shame.”

    “Carthago delenda est!”

  • Arriero

    The always repeated pseudo-conservative anti-government rethorics are one of the awful roots behind what’s happening. Protestanized Liberalism (i.e. anti-Catholic subjectivism wrapped under the veil of misunderstood liberty) has been for already more than two centuries undermining Church’s Institutional Authority. Because the Church, our Church, THE Church, is not merely the place where you go to confess your sins and pray. It has never been such thing. We associate that weak self-personalist spirit («geist») with protestantism, which opened wide the doors of relativism (cfr. Pope Benedict).

    The Church, without her historic and intrinsic Institutional power, will suffer heavily; because Authority without power eventually dilutes. You cannot sustain the greatest Institution (True and Only House of God) in world’s history marginalizing her from what is her main function: shaping the world and the human behaviour following the Word of God and Tradition. The first stage of protestanized liberalism was to set the Church aside from power. This was, of course, only possible in those places where Catholics were a minority (see the USA, the most anti-Catholic nation of all old Catholic nations). Thankfully, the Church has never totally been expelled from old and historic Catholic nations like Spain, Italy, Ireland or Poland, which, by the way (see the causality here), are the ones only able to restrict abortion, among other things. See the new Spanish project of law on abortion. That would be impossible in the US, where the Church was expelled from power from the first minute and the same foundations of this nation, by masonic protestants, mainly (what a coincidence, isn’t it?). And these anti-government-per-se catholics don’t know they’re playing the same nihilistic (protestant) game with their rethorics of hate against any regulation on Earth. They don’t seem to have read anything intrinsically Catholic. The calvinist wing within the Catholic Church must be exterminated offhandedly!

    Despising government directly leads to others to have control over it and legislate at ease. Without government you have anarchy, the most anti-Catholic no-system; profoundly anti-rational (no regulation of any kind), therefore incredibly anti-Catholic. The Church, hence, has to regain its power on Earth. Either through Toynbee’s «creative minority» concept on high-positions of government (a very cited concept by pope Benedict), or directly regaining her Institutional-political power, which should have never been lost. We’re no cynics, we do believe in a Church in the midst of the decission table.

    • Adam__Baum

      The statist wing within the Catholic Church must be exterminated offhandedly!

  • Objectivetruth

    Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: “God has not called us to be successful. God has called us to be faithful.”

    • STF

      Mother Teresa was having breakfast with Hillary Clinton. The First Lady asked, “Do you think America will ever have a female president?” Blessed Teresa responded, “She has probably already been aborted.”

      • Objectivetruth

        As Secretary of State several years ago H. Clinton was in Mexico and the Cardinal invited her and her delegation to view the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe. While viewing it, Clinton said to the Cardinal: “Oh, it’s pretty. Who painted it?” A confused Cardinal stared at Clinton with utter disbelief that the Secretary of State of the United States had no knowledge of the history of the number one icon of Mexico and could only respond almost embarrassingly, “God.”

  • John O’Neill

    Having grown up in the post WWII period I can still recall the Americans caterwauling about those horrible Germans and why did they not stop the holocaust. The Americans assumed the higher moral ground even though they had dropped atom bombs on Japanese cities and massacred hundreds of thousands and also after they conducted the brutal civilian bombing of German cities also resulting in hundreds of thousands of deaths. Now after fifty five million abortions i.e. murders of living humans the Americans seemed to have accepted the idea that a government especially if it is their government can do no wrong and that people who do try to stop the abortion industry are terrible, terrible people. Now we have the blood of millions on the hands of the collective American people and all that is left is to cry out loudly “parce Domine, parce populo tuo”.

    • Art Deco

      Now after fifty five million abortions i.e. murders of living humans
      the Americans seemed to have accepted the idea that a government
      especially if it is their government can do no wrong and that people who
      do try to stop the abortion industry are terrible, terrible people.

      That attitude is characteristic of a certain bien-pensant type, not the man in the street.

      • smokes

        The Leftist, Trotskyite, communist devils have won.

        Western Civilization is no dead and wasn’t even given a Christian burial. Our rats are still chewing on the carcass., vomiting their triumph with glee.

    • Adam__Baum

      “Having grown up in the post WWII period”

      “higher moral ground even though they had dropped atom bombs ”

      Any sober reading of history, starting with the failure to surrender after Hiroshima shows that the Empire was committed to “death before dishonor”.

      We live comfortably insulated from the counterfactual, which would have been the refusal to end the war as swiftly as possible.

      That might have required Dresden style conventional bombing, or a long and protracted invasion, requiring engagement with an enemy that was already readying woman and children to conscription to preserve the honor of the Empire’s service when the end was obvious, but unacceptable.

      My witness to this period of history was my great uncle, who understood the reality of that war, having landed on Tarawa and a myriad of other lesser rocks in the Pacific. He bore the additional cost of having being deployed to Hiroshima clean-up before getting his DD-214. When he arrived home to his waiting wife, she gave birth in 1946 to a child we always knew had “deformities” and died before her first birthday. Only after his death did I see a picture of that child, and I had to suppress a reaction to gasp audibly.

      Those rare times that he spoke of his time in the military, he noted the ferocity and fury of the Japanese forces as something almost diabolical, attested to by the fact that one individual, recently deceased continued on until 1971.

      My uncle watched men like him mowed down in a hail of machine gun fire, and once went three days without food, and could only attribute his survival to God. He served his Church faithfully, including being a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus.

      His judgment as I remember it was that without the bomb, Japan would have fought to the last person, even if that person was a child.

      We have much to account for, but to compare the desire to end a war that had already killed millions and could kill millions war to the summary execution of the innocent is insane.

      • smokes

        The Japanese roasted meat from captured Americans, too. going back to the ditch they left them in to get one more slice before the American died from blood loss or shock. This horror was kept secret by our “elites” for half a century. Our elitists know best…or so they always say.

        • Adam__Baum

          I have a book at home (Manchester?) that said that in one place, there was an Australian contingent left to die after being orchiectomized. Their private parts were sewn to their lips and signs hung about their necks that said “they died a hard death”.

          There was also Nanking, Bataan and a hundred other events that attested of the need to eradicate the Empire, decisively. You don’t let a fire smolder.

          • mary

            ITS THE TRUTH…STAND UP FOR THIS COUNTRY. WE ARE AMERICA. I STAND FOR OUR TROOPS AND OUR MEN AND WOMEN THAT FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM IN ALL THE WARS….KEEPING US THE MOST GODLY NATION IN THE WORLD. WE ARE ALWAYS THE ONES TO HELP EVERYBODY… WE WENT IN AND CLEANED UP AND HELPED OUT AFTER THE WAR…..SO PLEASE….READ YOUR HISTORY….NOT THE STATE RUN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY YOU’VE OBVIOUSLY STUDIED BUT REAL HISTORY. AMERICAN HISTORY.,

            • Objectivetruth

              No need to shout, Mary…….point taken.

          • smokes

            Of course, the Soviets treated the German troops at least as badly, regularly.

            • Adam__Baum

              You’ll get no defense of FDR’s pussyfooting with “Uncle Joe” from me.

      • Objectivetruth

        Historians note that if we were to invade the Japanese homeland instead of dropping the bomb, an additional 150,000 – 220,000 American servicemen would have perished. And possibly a minimum of 500,000 Japanese soldiers and citizenry.

        • smokes

          I still feel sorry for the people who fled Hiroshima and went to Nagasaki to get the second dose. Bad kharma!

          • mary

            YOU FEEL SORRY FOR THEM? WHAT ABOUT THE MEN THAT LANDED ON OKINAWA AND GAVE THEIR LIVES? WHAT ABOUT THE HORRENDOUS CONCENTRATION CAMPS THAT THEY TORTURED OUR MEN IN? CUT IT OUT. GROW UP AND REALIZE THAT WAR IS HELL. BUT I’M FOR THE AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN THAT GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE FREEDOMS THAT WE SHARE IN THIS COUNTRY.

            • smokes

              Mary, you’re a concrete thinker. I feel sorry for the German civilian in 1943 who walked in front of a train, got up and jumped in front of an omnibus to avoid further injury from the train. Get it?

      • mary

        You are to be commended and your Uncle….I thank for his remarkable service to our GREAT NATION AMERICA. AMEN AND AMEN. I’M SORRY FOR THE CHILD…BUT I AM IN 100% AGREEMENT WITH YOU.

      • Arriero

        The end justifies the means, isn’t it?

        Very Machiavellian. Not very Catholic, though.

        That’s the old story (already very well-known by the rest of the world) of americans, as absolute winners of the XXth century, rewriting their own history at ease to show how great they were, and they are.

        But you must know others have courage and enough pride to don’t buy foolishly all your tales. The japanese were like devils… And the americans, poor saints, weren’t they? Nothing in the IIWW was intrinsically Catholic, there wasn’t anything about fighting evil. Shaking hands with Stalin…

        To finish, ask me a question: who the hell sank the Maine (Hispano-Cuban War 1898)? Turning point. The greatest Empire in world history and the greatest evangelizer in the true Faith was treacherously defeated by the almighty americans. That’s history, too.

        • Adam__Baum

          Listen up, you Satanic jerk with a magisterial mask and a hidden pseudonym and the holier-than-though attitude.

          Nobody said the ends justifies the means. Just because you’d risk the endless and senseless slaughter of millions in streets, rather than end the war because a particulate weapon doesn’t meet with your tender sensibilities doesn’t make you moral, it makes you disordered and pretentious.

          I knew four soldiers from that war. A paternal Uncle and two great Uncles and an in-law. All were Catholic gentleman. They very well might be Saints. They were better men than you could hope to be.

          I’m sorry the Empire programmed their soldiers.

          My post was not an invitation for you to list a litany of sins from every war, so I’m not going to enter that gutter with you.

          • Arriero

            I do not judge your family. I would never dare to do it. However, consider that there are stories of heroism and proud fight for God and the Faith in every country, especially in those most heavily attacked by the red devil ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Terror_(Spain) . There are knights of the Faith in every place, but some like to put more medals in their chest than others ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_the_Spanish_Civil_War ).

            Yet, I very much call into question american historical revisionism. There were also germans who were Catholics and had to fight for their country. For instance, Pope Benedict was one of them. In fact, probably more german catholics served in the army during the IIWW than american Catholics in the US army. Even so, germans are poor bastards and americans the greatest liberators in world history. This second comment of yours is, in fact, much more balanced and sincere than the first one, which was a list of war topics.

            I’m disturbed of hearing people calling “devil” to everyone who dares to discuss their ideas, beginning by those pseudo-calvinists that dare to call a Pope a marxist. Thankfully, we’ve been correctly and profoundly teached within the Faith and we clearly distinguish between an apple and a pear. Two thousand more years of proud and real Catholicism is what I want.

            http://www.claseshistoria.com/america/imagenes/reyes_catolicos.jpg

            • Adam__Baum

              Confusion is a diabolical attribute, and you have demonstrated often, here.

              • Arriero

                Well, mass abortion is pretty nazi, isn’t it?

                It’s wishful thinking believing that abortion will end with a marginalized Church which has no real power.

                I expect four more years of Obama-nism. Enjoy it. It’s the price to pay for such disdain towards government. They’ve filled the vacuum of power left by real conservative political forces. That’s the reality.

                The army (public servants) is government, too. And I love the Catholic presence in the army. Compare your secularized army with this:

                http://www.seminariomadrid.org/pagina/wp-content/gallery/via-crucis-jmj/cristo-de-la-buena-muerte.jpg

                • Adam__Baum

                  Keep talking, Wormwood. Only a true demon would write that Obama is “the price to pay for such disdain towards government.”

                  • Arriero

                    In 1936 a union of almost all anti-Catholic leftist forces and groups (marxists, leninists, communists, trostkists, anarchists, etc.) joined and began their personal and bloody attack against everything that looked like or smelled Catholic. Thousand of priests and Catholic people were were murdered and more churches were burned. Thankfully, the presence of Catholicism was strong enough to counteract this repression and eventually, won the power over the State. From there, the presence of Catholicism in the public and private sphere was upheld, enhanced and bolstered.

                    What’s your strategy to defeat Obama and Obama’s awful policies? I wonder if you have any thought. Abolishing government? Is that your recipe? That could serve, if then you wanted to build a cathedral where is now the White House. But that’s not your idea either, that would mean I’m right.

                    Soros is an usurer. Like the rest of the pseudo-calvinists who love so much money and power. Simply a cluster of usurers. Remember one thing: Jesus began and finished his public life despising usurer-traders.

                    With a really institutionalized Church Soros would have never been allowed to steal what he has stolen. In fact, the anti-government rethorics have really allowed him to amass his fortune. The no-regulation-at-all rethorics have given too much breath to usurers ( http://americansforfairnessinlending.wordpress.com/the-history-of-usury/ ). And you indirectly help Soros et al. But this Pope will never be fooled by such a group.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      I think I’m done with your utopian fantasies and lies.

    • mary

      I’m sorry but they were horrible Germans. What were we to do allow for Japan to infiltrate America and kill Americans in their home. The threat was there…for them to invade…as well as Hitler. We entered the war because Britain through Winston Churchill”s wisdom. We were there to fight against an evil that had its horrific hand upon Europe and bent for the World, which if you recall from our history if you’ve studied it….included this country. You speak very loosely in calling out that America has blood on its hands….I vehemently disagree with you. You obviously have taken a socialist view and wish to pander to the Communists. America pandered to the liberal/leftist/democrat agenda and view….and hence we gave way to the WOMEN’S MOVEMENT, ABORTION, ROE V. WADE, PRAYER TAKEN OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS, PRAYER REMOVED FROM OUR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS AND CONTINUING….THAT MY FRIEND IS NOT THE AMERICA FROM POST WW II THAT IS THE CONSEQUENCES OF LIBERAL/SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST AGENDA…OF WHICH THIS ADMINISTRATION IS ALL ABOUT. WE ARE THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. WE WERE THE GREATEST AND WE ALWAYS WILL BE. WE WILL STOP THE SPREAD OF COMMUNISM, MURDER, ABORTION, FEMINISM, ALL THE REST OF THE ISMS THAT IS LEAKING OUT ITS ILK ON THE POPULATION AND CALLING IT “WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE, WOMEN’S RIGHTS, CIVIL RIGHTS, GAY RIGHTS, ALL OF THE REST OF THE LEFT WING PROPAGANDA. USING PORNOGRAPHY WITHIN THE MOVIE INDUSTRY TO PANDER TO THOSE THAT PAY FOR IT AND USE IT FOR THE DISGUSTING AND IMMORAL ACTS OCCURRING. WE WERE A MORAL AND GODLY NATION…UNTIL THE LEFT WING PROPAGANDA AND AGENDA BEGAN TO PERMEATE INTO EVERY FACTION OF OUR SOCIETY. WE BLINDLY ALLOWED IT….WE HAVE BEEN DECEIVED BY AN EVIL THAT WILL BE THE RUINATION OF OUR NATION IF WE DON’T STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT. I FOR ONE….STAND AGAINST THE LEFT WING PROPAGANDA THAT YOU MY FRIEND ARE TOUTING.

      • John O’Neill

        My point was about the abortion debacle in America. However to add to your historical point, yes the German national socialists were horrible but so were the Russian communists who massacred twice as many people as the Germans but the American president Roosevelt allied himself with the communist dictator Stalin and called him as “Uncle Joe”. So if you are going to teach a history lesson try to get all the facts straight.

        • smokes

          Well said.

  • Vinnie

    Because of our brain we have the capacity of realizing our existence. Whether one has belief only in science, fact, and/or religious faith, I cannot understand how so many deny our own existence by refusing to acknowledge the beginning of our existence. With abortion, we are who we kill.

    • smokes

      To think, the world is looking for a couple of “black widows”, wives of dead terrorists and we have some 40 million gals who murdered their own babies. America’s as evil as any place in the history of humanity. Hardly “exceptional”, mostly deplorable these final days.

      • mary

        America is not deplorable. America is the greatest nation in the world. We have gone astray. We have remained silent while an evil faction of our great Nation are trying to destroy what has made America a Godly nation. That faction bent on destroying America is Communism.

        • smokes

          Sounds eerily similar to Germany around 75 years ago, doesn’t it? Did it go “astray”? this is a nation on its last legs, stumbling towards Hell.

          • Adam__Baum

            Germany was conditioned to statism for decades, prior to
            Hitler.

            We have been conditioned since 1887, with larger doses applied in 1913, 1929, 1933, 1941-45, 1965, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2006, 2008 and 2012.

            I often wonder if dead Germans could speak, would they quote the inscription Romans put on tombstones. “What you are, I was, what I am, you will be”.

            • Art Deco

              We have been conditioned since 1887, with larger doses applied in 1913,
              1929, 1933, 1941-45, 1965, 1976, 1992, 1996, 2006, 2008 and 2012.

              The first four dates on your list are nonsensical

              • Adam__Baum

                Unless you know why I listed them and can reject the reason, I’ll have to assume you do not know what I’m referring to.

  • Emerson_C

    Perhaps some imaginative composer would put the Ballad of the White Horse to marital music and make it the anthem for the unborn.

  • smokes

    American Woman wants to murder her babies.

    Yes, they’re savages, and they’re here to stay.

    Unless we eradicate the 19th Amendment so these idiots can vote.

    • smokes

      “CAN’T”

    • Adam__Baum

      To be fair, she’s sometimes being goaded, prodded, bribed or forced by the males who impregnate them, and the butchers (Kermit Gosnell) are often male.

      • smokes

        Cogito ergo sum. When did women stop thinking? Are they to be applauded for turning America into a charnel house?

        • Adam__Baum

          I’m not excusing them, I’m just pointing out there’s plenty of men who are partners in this.

          • slainte

            You are principled and fair minded. I very much respect you for seeing the larger picture.

            • Objectivetruth

              A man who abandons his unborn child in the womb is nothing less than a coward. Said “man” is not truly a man. He is a selfish child, deserving of all harsh condemnation from those that have achieved true manhood.

            • Adam__Baum

              I’m trying to be honest, based on my experience and observations.

              I despise people that are silly enough to assume that possession of the same plumbing (or race, ethnicity or other accidents of birth) automatically conscripts those people into some sort of group dedicated to mutual self-protection, so I won’t apply National Organization for Statist Women standards to men.

              • slainte

                Many women unfortunately voluntarily consent to an abortion, but there are some who are coerced into it by family or a boyfriend.
                We should pray for all those who are considering abortion. There are so many people who want to adopt and so few babies.
                A woman will never regret having a baby or giving him or her up for adoption.
                She will regret having an abortion and will think about it every single day of her life. I have heard many, many women attest to this fact who now work to protect life and help other women to avoid this horror.
                I hope more women wlil consider give their baby an opportunity to live.
                Girls…it’s only nine months out of an entire lifetime….if you are a woman who is pregnant, please be kind and generous to your baby, to yourself, and to the loving couple who will adopt and love your child. You have many choices other than abortion.
                Please choose Life; listen to your heart andGod’s still, small voice inside you urging you to be kind.

                • Objectivetruth

                  The times I’ve prayed in front of Planned Parenthood on days when abortions are done, the body language of the young couple entering the clinic is very revealing. The boy has a cocky, almost arrogant look while almost hurrying the girl inside by her elbow. The girl is usually slumped over, with an extremely anguished and distraught look on her face. It’s not the look of someone who is nervous that is about to have same day surgery. But the look of perhaps someone being led to the gallows, going against her every genetic fiber as a mother that is screaming “NO!!!!!” It is truly tragic. I’ve never seen a girl go in for an abortion skipping along like she’s about to have a mani-pedi.

                • Objectivetruth

                  I’ll wager that abortions would drop dramatically if the boy when finding out his girlfriend was pregnant would man-up and say “Marry me, let’s start a family!”

                  • Art Deco

                    Don’t think so. I suspect relatively few young women are looking for husbands and fathers as those terms would have been understood fifty years ago.

                    • Objectivetruth

                      Depressingly, you’re probably right. I sometimes wax nostalgically for a time when men acted chivalrously and women acted lady like, which is getting tougher to find.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      Who needs a husband when you can get a check and subsidies from the government.

                    • slainte

                      Girls and women do. Human nature has not changed. Women want to lean on and be guided by husbands they love and respect.
                      .
                      I have had this conversation with women who are extraordinarily accomplished and the story does not change.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      But if you’ve never seen one, how would you know-you might just have an inchoate longing.

                    • slainte

                      I think slavery caused extraordinary wounds in the black community which still have not healed and the residual effects continue to be present today.
                      .
                      I would suggest that many girls who get pregnant in these communities would marry their boyfriends if given the opportunity. I just don’t think the boys propose, and the girls just learn to settle for little to nothing. The dysfunctional conditions then continue for another generation.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      I have no doubt that there’s “wounds” caused by slavery, but if you are asserting that the abandonment of marriage was caused by the cultural memory of slavery, then you have a problem in that as late as the 1950’s illegitimacy rates among people of African Descent were lower than “white” rates.

                      The welfare state did what slavery could not.

                  • Adam__Baum

                    We need more irate fathers with shotguns.

                    • slainte

                      Or just fathers who assume true leadership roles over their sons as the sons enter teenage years and grow into men…fathers who will teach their sons to be truly virtuous and Catholic men.
                      .
                      Same with mothers and girls.
                      .
                      It all starts at home.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      I am firmly convinced there’s a point when Mothers lack the one thing necessary to control there sons- the credible threat of a serious butt-kicking.

                      When I was 14, when my Mother approached me to give me a deserved smack. I remember thinking “I’m done with this” and I not only held my ground, but took a step to her. She backed off.

                      Three nights later, my father entered my room and said “i heard you took a step towards your mother”, followed by “if you do that again, I’m taking a step towards you”.

                      I needed that “direction”.

                    • slainte

                      I have witnessed the same sort of interaction you describe between my nephews and my sister in law. They are entering their teen years, and when she tells them to do things they sometimes don’t listen or delay responding. Yet when my brother speaks, they move like lightening. Sometimes all he has to do is walk in the room and look at them.
                      .
                      Boys do need a father to guide them as they enter manhood in the teen years; the masculine role mode makes all the difference in the world.
                      .
                      It’s apparent why young men whose sole parent is a single mom can get into trouble in the absence of a dad. Quite unfortunate.

                    • Adam__Baum

                      The fear of a sound thrashing (that is always threatened, but never usually occurs) is usually necessary with teenage boys. They are generally an intransigent and willful lot.

  • Nick_Palmer3

    Sadly a gathering of only dozens of clowns in DC would attract more mainstream media attention than the March for Life!

    • smokes

      America is now relegated to games and circuses. It’s all happened before and must happen to America, now.

  • STF

    Statement released today by President Obama:

    Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom. And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

    That last sentence is one to give us pause. At what point does Everyone become a Someone?

    • smokes

      It used to be “self evident” when there was wisdom in the land.

      Now, the savages are in charge.

    • mary

      Abortion is murder. it is NOT women’s healthcare. It has nothing to do with childrens and maternal health. How is aborting a baby “safe and healthy” for the communities? This is a canned statement where the words sound good, but in reality they are deadly.

    • Objectivetruth

      Read Obama’s statement thoughtfully several times, it is actually quite chilling. “Everyone” becomes a “someone” under the relativistic banner of legally allowing someone the “choice” to become a mother or father, or executioner of their own child. Abortion is the only “choice” where someone can determine based upon their own personal whims whether a developing baby is a human being or a “right to reproductive freedom.” Absolute truths are thrown out in the abortion clinic trash bin. Notice the disconnect of taking the developing child out of the equation by stating the guiding principle that “every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.” The baby is now enemy, or as Sebelius states, a pregnancy is now a “preventable disease.” The horror.

      Here is a quote from Adolph Hitler. One sees the same tossing out of truth in his setting of a national mindset of Jew as lesser, Jew as enemy. Not too dissimilar to Obama’s logic and reasoning. Pope Francis, similar to Pius V with the Ottomans at the door, needs a world wide daily call to pray the rosary for the unborn. Sorry Holy Father, we do need to “obsess” over abortion:

      “Providence has ordained that I should be the greatest liberator of humanity. I am freeing man from the restraints of an intelligence that has taken charge, from the dirty and degrading self-mortification of a false vision called conscience and morality, and from the demands of a freedom and independence which only a very few can bear.”

      – Rauschning, Hitler Speaks, p. 222
      “The Ten Commandments have lost their validity. Conscience is a Jewish invention, it is a blemish like circumcision.”

      – Rauschning, Hitler Speaks, p. 220
      “. . . the discovery of the Jewish virus is one of the greatest revolutions that has taken place in the world. The battle in which we are engaged today is of the same sort as the battle waged, during the last century, by Pasteur and Koch. How many diseases have their origin in the Jewish virus! … We shall regain our health only be eliminating the Jew.”

    • Gilbert Jacobi

      “… safe and healthy communities for all our children.” Does that include the community of hazardous waste bins?

    • jacobhalo

      The fetus in the woman’s body is not her body. It is another body with another DNA. And, if religious, the fetus has a different soul.

      • STF

        Religious or not, it is a person with a soul. The use of the term “fetus” may be scientifically accurate, but it is a term that is too often used to de-personify the baby.

    • NoreenD

      “Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.” “Everyone” except the babies in their mother’s womb. Justice and truth will triumph in the end.

  • Adam__Baum

    Once again, Zerohedge gets it.

    The fiscal sorcerer Keynes got part of this right, when he wrote:

    “Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back”

    What he didn’t say was the “academic scribbler” was usually Thomas Malthus.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-21/chart-really-scares-government

    • smokes

      Sure it wasn’t Keynes?

      • Adam__Baum

        He’s a useful idiot. Controlling the “surplus population” really works up statists. It’s one thing to get in people’s wallets, but getting in their bedroom, now that’s total control.

  • Rufus Dsouza

    THE MARCH FOR LIFE WILL NEVER BE IN VAIN !! POLITICS CAN NEVER, EVER DETERMINE ” RELIGIOUS LIBERTY !!
    ” LIFE ” IS ” LIFE !!!
    THERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY & SEVERE CONSEQUENCES !!!!! &, “no escape!!”
    Nothing ends here on Earth, it BEGINS in Eternity !!!!

  • Rufus Dsouza

    If GOD was physically alive & in our midst, today, Obama would “find” a Valid-POLITICAL REASON to “KILL HIM !!!!” even, a muslim one !!!!

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