Articles and Posts by Thomas Fleming:
The Lower Depths of Higher Ed(34)
Universities that promote queer studies are complicit in driving unstable personalities into the moral abysses from which some of them can never emerge.
Oh Well, Life’s Not All Bad…(75)
What a week it has been for the ambulance-chasing media! Anticipated highs in their schedule were anniversaries of the Gettysburg address and the Kennedy assassination. What that pair really should be remembered for are cheap rhetoric to camouflage mass murder and cheap idealism to camouflage not just the libido dominandi but plain old raw libido.
Obamacare: Marxism not Charity, the conclusion(42)
As important as our civic duties are or can or should be, our moral life we have a higher duty, comprehended in that one word charity (agape). The Greeks had another word, philia, which means, very roughly, friendship, though the first friends a Greek probably thought of when he heard this word were family members.
Obamacare: Charity or Marxism, III(34)
So all the twaddle preached by political prophets on the Left and talk-show hosts on the “right” is irrelevant. Keep your nose clean, do your duty, and let the rulers go about their business, even if they do it badly and tyrannically. It is not up to a single Christian or a Church or even all Christendom to root out evil from this world
Obamacare: Charity or Marxism, II(22)
Later in the course or his ministry, He will condemn the legalistic conformists–”scribes, pharisees–actors”–as whited sepulchers: They are painted prettily enough on the outside, but within there is nothing but death and putrefaction. But any attempt to create or impose a semblance of the Christian moral order on non-Christians must suffer the same condemnation. A socialist experiment on unwilling subjects turns entire nations into whited sepulchers.
Obamacare: Charity or Marxism? I(22)
Like most Americans (including the President and members of Congress), I have made up my mind about Obamacare without actually reading the document(s). For me, there is basically one question to answer: Is Obamacare an exercise in state charity aimed at relieving the necessities of the poor, or is it a Marxist-inspired experiment in state socialism? Even though we have good reason to oppose both alternatives, we have to recognize them as different in motivation and in results.
Women and Children First(0)
A Federal judge in Austin (Lee Yeakel–or is it yokel) has struck down provisions in Texas’ new abortion law requiring abortionists to have hospital privileges within 30 miles of their murder site. Right-to-lifers are angry, but, really, the judge has a point: Why should we care about the life and health of these latter-day Medeas who kill their babies? A more even-handed approach would permit women to have abortions only if they themselves submitted to a retroactive abortion. After all, euthanasia is the most rational response to the massive abuse of the healthcare system that Obamacare will only increase. Let us give the devils their due: Feminists are way out in front of the leftist pack in turning genocide from mere hope into grim reality.
All Liars Ain’t Spiers but All Spiers is Liars(42)
Caught red-handed spying on the private life of Angela Merkel, the Obama administration and its supporters in both parties have chanted the same responses: “Allies always spy on each other,” and “our monitoring activities in Europe have thwarted terrorist attacks.” True enough, but as everyone knows, politicians only tell the truth when it serves a lie.
There is a case to be made against the death penalty, but it is rooted in non-Christian and anti-Christian theories of the human person. There is no Christian and, in particular, no Catholic argument to be made except by a round-robins-barn tortured exegesis of passages ripped out of context.
John Kerry has pinned his case for killing Syrian civilians on an op ed in the Wall Street Journal, written by “Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy,” a 20-something researcher who turns out to be a propagandist for the Syrian opposition without the sacred Ph.D from Georgetown that got her a job at a propaganda mill masquerading as a think tank.