“Into the Land of Destruction”
In the midst of our Christmas preparations, that phrase, “into the land of destruction” that I quoted in yesterday’s posting, got further clarification today, regrettably.
We are preparing for a worthy remembrance of the coming of the Messiah as the Babe in Bethlehem, who, as it turns out, is this planet’s only Messiah who is able to effectively (and eventually) destroy evil, wickedness, sin, and death that is rampant in our world — also known as “the land of destruction.”
This “land” destroys our souls – or it can. The Messiah comes to destroy the Destroyer.
An act of terrorism is an evil act of destruction, straight from the heart of mankind’s enemy. Already this afternoon, there were tweets identifying today’s Destroyers in San Bernardino.
Not too far in time from this tweet came a name:
As news spread, fellow “Destroyers” — those who want to invoke in us pain and fear — were celebrating the news:
Celebrating, that is, and giving praise to their ancient desert warrior crescent-moon-god.
Invoking this crescent-moon-god to spread fear into the homes of the Crusaders. Uh . . . that would be us.
That would be Christendom, and all of us who though we may or may not be Catholic or even religiously christian, still enjoy, by force of historic momentum, all the benefits of once-Christan Europe. Europe, the New World, and all the places where Catholic Christianity spread.
As much as anti-Catholic forces in the modern world wish to smear the reputation of the Church by inventing evidence for such things as “Hitler’s Pope,” it would be much better to explore the close links between National Socialism and the anti-semitic Muslim world. Closer to fact, there is a “Hitler’s Mufti.”
Close ties. Close cooperation. Close planning. Strategic operations linked. Mutual material aid. That photo would be Hitler and Amin Al-Husseini.
The Barack-Hussein person in our country, his closely-held liberal media, and anti-Catholics everywhere seem hard-pressed to find evidence of white, male, Christian perpetrators in today’s horrendous crime. The Barack-Hussein person would like to blame Crusaders who are on “their high horse.”
The language is the same. The sentiment is the same.
That’s all I ever want to write about this terrible event of Destruction today.
If I may, I’d just suggest that we all begin to seriously heed the warning of Hilaire Belloc, who saw all this coming in the early part of the 20th century. Although he lived in a time of the rise of National Socialism, he saw that the biggest threat to the West was the rise of militant Islam. Once again. As in centuries past.
If we don’t take him seriously, if we allow the Destroyers to sneak in with all the Syrian invaders – as they boast that they are already doing! – then we might as well join the Hashtag Crowd:
( h a s h t a g a m e r i c a _ b u r n i n g)
Get it? Because they do. And Ignorance is not going to lead to “bliss.”
It’s Advent. Let’s prepare for the first phase of the coming of the Messiah, do Him honor, and know He will come again to this “Land of Destruction” and put an end to all that Destroys.
Christmas is serious business.