Saturday, November 16, 2013


Pope Francis' moderation has upset some of the Fundies and Buchanan let us know how in plain terms:
Papal Neutrality in the Culture War?
Pat Buchanan | Nov 15, 2013
Clown Hall

Yet here is further confirmation His Holiness seeks to move the Catholic Church to a stance of non-belligerence, if not neutrality, in the culture war for the soul of the West.

There is a small problem with neutrality. As Trotsky observed, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." For the church to absent itself from the culture war is to not to end that war, but to lose it.
In these two sentences, Buchanan melds Communism with Nietzsche which is typical of the conservatives' conceptual confusion:
The cultural revolution preached by Marxist Antonio Gramsci is continuing its "long march" through the institutions of the West and succeeding where the violent revolutions of Lenin and Mao failed. It is effecting a transvaluation of all values.
In The Anti-Christ, Nietzsche wrote:
I call Christianity the one great curse, the one great intrinsic depravity, the one great instinct for revenge for which no expedient is sufficiently poisonous, secret, subterranean, petty -- I call it the one immortal blemish of mankind…

And one calculates time from the dies nefastus on which this fatality arose -- from the first day of Christianity! Why not rather from its last? From today? Revaluation of all values!

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