Wednesday, November 26, 2008

No commies in foxholes either, I guess.

The Vatican has revealed that Antonio Gramsci, the founder of Italian Communism and an icon of the Left, reverted to Roman Catholicism on his deathbed.

Uncle Jack said it once. People can hold all kinds of ridiculous ideas, relativism, communism etc., but these are impossible to live. He said that the guy who most loudly exclaims that there is no such thing as objective morality will be the first one to yelp when you cut in front of him in the queue.

I believe it was the New Yorker who pointed out to Peter Singer, that while he advocated the killing of useless eaters, people with Down's Syndrome, Alzheimers, Catholicism, etc., he was, oddly, spending thousands of dollars every month keeping his aged and demented mother alive and cared-for.

His response: "It's different when it's your own mother."

Now that's deep. Way to hold onto your convictions there bud.


Mark S. Abeln said...

Revolutionaries sent to the guillotine during the Reign of Terror would typically scream about how 'unjust' it was.

In contrast to the nuns who sang hymns on the way to execution.

Anonymous said...

Gramsci was brilliant, absolutely brilliant. He figured out why (from a natural perspective) Catholicism was able to permeate Italian society, and he figured this out at the same time the the Church completely forgot it. The Left has become powerful (again, speaking from a natural perspective) because they borrowed our methods. In this sense, it is far more important for Catholics to learn from Gramsci than to learn from Machiavelli.

Gary said...

Catholicism. LOL!

They consider this the worst "disease" of them all. It's been around for 2000 years, has infected a few billion people by now, and nobody seems to know how to eradicate it, not even the bishops!