TOTD 2018-08-31: A Reckoning Cannot Be Delayed Indefinitely

When you proclaim your allegiance to a set of principles, you are expected to follow them.  When you carry a banner for an organization, you are expected to support its goals and those of its members.

When this is out of alignment, there is a reckoning coming.  No matter how much you put it off, there is going to be a moment when either the group changes to fit the leadership, or the group tosses out the leadership.  We have seen this in numerous settings, most recently the conservative movement and the Catholic Church.  A similar disconnect between the leaders and the bulk of the organization.

Conservatives are now shocked to discover that many of their leaders are more devoted to corporations and whoever is paying their salary than their supposed principles.  Corporations are vital to the economy , but they can be agents of leftism under the direction of social justice CEOs.  If we could get businesses to stick to making money and focus any moral interests on either not killing their workforce or traditional charities, we would be in a much better situation.   However, many supposed leaders of the conservative movement condemn any right wing pressure on a corporation or any efforts to cut off the flow of Mexican helots to serve as cheap disposable labor.

Similarly, most people thought the Catholic Church was in the business of saving souls and giving out charity, not focusing on climate change or trying to protect Muslim migrants from Catholic countries wanting to enforce border controls.  However, Cardinal Cupcake of Chicago has made it clear that dealing with mortal sin in the clergy is not on the leadership’s priority – this despite him being in charge of the committee on the protection of children.

The reckoning is coming, whether we want it or not.

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5 thoughts on “TOTD 2018-08-31: A Reckoning Cannot Be Delayed Indefinitely”

  1. OmegaPaladin:
    The reckoning is coming, whether we want it or not.

    Excellent observations.

    And, more importantly, whether the Pope wants it or not.  This may be the death knell for his occupation of St. Peter’s chair.

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  2. Did you see DrRahe’s excellent post on R, Prelates and Paederasts?

    i have always felt Francis would eventually use the power of his office to abolish the Papacy itself.

    5oo years since the last Reformation…it’s overdue.

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  3. OmegaPaladin:
    When this is out of alignment, there is a reckoning coming.  No matter how much you put it off, there is going to be a moment when either the group changes to fit the leadership, or the group tosses out the leadership.

    Great point, we see it in the Republican part today as the old deep state dinosaurs try to cling to power, and you could use the exact same analogy for the Catholic church, leadership way out of alignment with the membership.  I’m not Catholic, so I get a little nervous commenting on the Pope.  However the world is now asking, is this guy going to remain?

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  4. There’s an excellent French novel (I’d call it a theological thriller in the Raymond Abellio vein with a little Rand tone too), about a pope who is the very last wrecker of christianity (any similarity with François Zéro is not entirely to be dismissed) : its French title is *Le dernier pape* (*The Last Pope*, possibly *The Very Last Pope*), by Gabriel Veraldi and Jacques Paternot (published in 2000 by “L’Age d’homme”, a swiss publisher). I do not know if it has been translated into English, but French-reading people might find it very interesting : it’s almost as powerful as *The Camp of Saints* and as prophetical too — and not only about religion. It’s uncommon in his main character being a christian clever journalist going from leftism to right thinking.

    Just for information : I’m not preaching for roman catholic church or even for christianity : I’m an adorator of Crom and Cthulhu. No joking though : this novel is a masterpiece of clever ideas and diagnostics. It is, of course, almost unheard of, even among the French “mal-pensants”.

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