They started as a tiny groups or cadres of committed Communists, insurgents, in the south of Vietnam, after the end of the Indo-China War in 1954. Communist front-groups formed, such as the Saigon-Cholon Peace Committee, the Executive Committee of the Fatherland Front, the Vietnam-Cambodian Buddhist Association, the Alliance of National, Democratic, and Peace Forces. These front groups gave cover for and organized Communist insurgents and guerrillas, masking the activities of their community organizers. The Viet Cong was the conglomeration of groups would be called, became the military arm of the National Liberation Front. The VCs embarked in savage assassination campaigns, committed horrible atrocities to intimidate opposition, developed a political branch, opened up the Ho Chi Minh Trail, etc. Their various units wore no insignia. They were ideological guerrillas, insurgents, terrorists.
The Viet Cong are fascinating. They are yet another of history’s examples of how small groups engaged in unrestricted asymetrical tactics can bring a large and well-supplied organized military machine to a grinding blood-stained halt.
What’s this about?
In that post I pointed out how someone whom, for good reason, no one has heard of (Patricia Miller), editor of something no one has heard of (“Conscience magazine, the leading journal of pro-choice Catholic thought”), put out a blog opinion piece about an obscure group of weird radical nuns (the National Coalition of American Nuns – NCAN -which campaigns for women’s ordination, headed up by abortion-promotress Sr. Donna Quinn of the Sinsinawa Dominicans, who makes parody redundant).
NCAN supports the Obama administration’s efforts to impose the pro-contraception, pro-abortion HHS Mandate on religious institutions such as the Little Sisters of the Poor and Hobby Lobby.
NCAN says openly what the leaders of the LCWR can’t say openly. Consider NCAN a front group.
Now I see that the Ho Chi Minh Trail of cable news, MSNBC, picked up the story.
Somebody no one has ever heard of, Irin Carmon picked up in the insignificant news about the nun splinter group. What are the other things Irin has written about?
- Anita Hill answers your questions
- Inside the newest faction of the anti-abortion movement
- California’s quiet reproductive rights revolution
- Meet the rebels of the anti-abortion movement
- Big leap for morning after pill access? Not so fast
- Should it be easier to get emergency contraception?
- Women in 2014: Eloise Gomez Reyes
- Hillary Clinton counts on women’s rights
- Do you think Wendy Davis’s abortion comments hurt her campaign?
- Wendy Davis falls into abortion question trap
Irin seems to be obsessed with abortion and others matters uterine.
So, from Irin at MSNBC we find:
Nuns take sides as contraception fight heads to the Supreme Court
The Catholic Church formally opposes contraception, ["formally? What does that mean? That the Church can then "formally" change its position, as if opposition is a mere "policy"? "Formally" as in the Church turns a blind eye? ] and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in particular has taken an active role in criticizing the contraceptive coverage mandate in Obamacare. ["taken an active role".... and... so? No, wait. The point is, no one is permitted to critize what Obama does, much less be a ring-leader in criticism. But there's more...] But this isn’t the first time nuns have shown independence on an issue. [Hurray! Nuns showing "independence" is a good thing! "Independence" is good, right?] In 2012, a Vatican group rebuked [LOL! The CDF is a "Vatican group", now. The ignorance here is a hoot. And, remember, "rebuking" is bad, especially when women are the rebuke-ees.] the Leadership Conference of Women Religious for espousing ”radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.” [More on the LCWR and NCAN, below.]
That prompted one commentator to reach for the b-word [This is misdirection... read on.] in a rather different context. ”Women are not capable, in the Vatican’s mind, ["the Vatican's mind"?!? Who's writing this garbage?] of governing others or even themselves,” wrote Gary Wills [Him again? Embittered anti-Catholic.] in the New York Review of Books. “Is it any wonder so many nuns have left the orders or avoided joining them? Who wants to be bullied?” [That's the "b-word" Irin meant, not the other one. And women are joining communities of traditional sisters, communities which don't belong to the LCWR or subscribe to its radical feminist tenets.]
Supporters of the contraceptive coverage provisions plan to rally outside the Court on March 25, the day oral arguments are heard in the Hobby Lobby case. [That's an advertisement, btw.]
As I watch this unfold, what pops into my head are Alinsky-style Chicago-based community organizers, the Viet Cong and the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Again, as I wrote the other day, liberals have coalitions of myriad groups. They front for other, much larger groups. The small groups provide cover and distraction and coordination for what the larger groups are really up to. This is a common feature of the Left’s activity. They work together, cover each other’s tracks, carry each other’s water, present a united front.
At Newsbusters I found THIS.