At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation.
“Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at Helms Deep, like New catholic Red Guards in your neighborhood. Believe me. I’m a recipient.
The stepping off point for the piece at Crisis was the cancelling of actress Gino Carano.
I am not a Star Wars fan over all… meh… but I have to admit I liked The Mandalorian. Great theme music, too.
Like Disney and Star Wars, hate Disney and Star Wars… this should not have been done to her. It was simply an act of woke terrorism.
In the world of woke corporate fascism, making money has become secondary. While Goya Foods, Chick-Fil-A, and My Pillow saw their sales skyrocket when they refused to bend to the woke mob, the NFL and Target lost customers by being too woke. But instead of changing their policies, they doubled down on their wokeness.
The primary goal for woke corporations is power because power is the primary goal of all would-be tyrants. What do these corporations care if they lose a million or even a billion dollars if they can get everyone to bend to their will? Like a bully who enjoys making other kids cry “uncle,” these corporate tyrants love exerting their control over us. Americans must allow men to use the restroom with our little girls; we must stand and cheer for men who refuse to stand and cheer for our country; but most of all, we must never engage in Wrongthink!
The woke elites who run most of the world’s major corporations despise us. They think they are superior to us, that we are not smart enough, or cultured enough, or cosmopolitan enough to think correctly. Those of us who disagree with them must be reeducated or destroyed. They want us to not only be silenced, but to starve. They don’t want us to have jobs or friends or anything. If you dared to vote wrong, you must be reeducated until you grovel properly, or you must be shunned and starve. Because you engage in Wrongthink, you do not deserve to make a living to feed your family.
The writer comes to the big question:
“So, what can we as Catholics do?”
It is a good question to ask as Lent begins.
Lent is a time of spiritual “disciplina… discipline”.
I suggest that in this time of heightened spiritual warfare that we have clearly entered, we should use this Lent as either:
special forces training.
Discern who and what you are and choose the appropriate level. Be honest. Some of you are more advanced than others in the spiritual life. Time to do more. Some of you are doing very little and you need to get to work. START.
You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers. None of us are.
As a deadly enemy of humanity once put it, “You might not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.”
The woke elites despise you.
The Enemy of the soul despises you.
They both want your spiritual reduction.
How about saying a Rosary, at least one decade…. RIGHT NOW.
And then make plans to
GO TO CONFESSION!