In regard to the Hamanesque BuzzFeed hit piece, almost certainly arranged by a certain Jesuit, One Mad Mom noted that the writer attempted to link me with the Alt-Right even while saying that there is not “obvious” connection. LOL! She noted (my emphases and comments):
Oh ho! “Fr. Z has no obvious connections to alt-right groups but we’re going to mention it just so you put the two in the same sentence.” Can you say “Jumping the shark?!”
Wait for it!
But Fr. Z’s tone, politics, and tactics bring to mind the online mobs of Trump supporters who helped turn the current moment so divisive. Rhetorically, he’s a creature as much of the comment section as the canon, having honed his blogging style since the early 1990s, when he moderated CompuServe’s Catholic forum. He regularly rails against “libs,” “edgy social justice figures” and the “homosexualist agenda.” He has coined Trumpian epithets for his adversaries, referring to the progressive National Catholic Reporter as “fishwrap” and the “National Sodomitical Reporter” [I was calling it those things long before the Trump campaign. Trump coins Zed-ian epithets.] and liberal Catholics as the “Red Guard.” [Another falsehood: I only call some liberal catholics that. And it’s the New catholic Red Guards.] He casts himself as a defender of Western civilization and culture; [Wow. That’s pretty damning.] In a recent post, he encouraged followers to buy Defeating Jihad, by the far-right former Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka. [BuzzFeed and Haman would consider anything to the right of Elizabeth Warren “far right”.] And his blog links to a webstore where he sells mugs and T-shirts reading “Holy Mass: Turn Towards the Lord Again” in the ubiquitous #MAGA font and color scheme.
Sorry. I cannot stop snickering. “He has no connection to the alt-right peeps but he does!” BTW, I’m for defeating Jihad too.
Thus, One Mad Mom, ladies and gents! Bless her.
Speaking of “Defeating Jihad” now some fun.
I just received by very own hardback copy of
BUT WAIT! It’s inscribed!
And this book is really good. You should all, right now, go BUY A COPY and also a spare or two for distribution to liberals.
And speaking of selling gear…