• MattB

    Ted,

    1) I know you are NOT racist and hate racism. 2) I know you hold to the Catholic world view on virtue, sin, evil, the nature of God and grace, etc (Truth).

    I totally understand you’re playing the devil’s advocate when talking about whites in America and Europe and their sins as a collective.

    I’m with you. in that I hate every evil agenda going around today too, can’t stand them.

    Not every nation in the continent of Europe was responsible for WWI and WWII. Not every nation on the continent of Europe is a military powerhouse.

    Europe is a continent of many different cultural and ethnic identities. England has its own unique culture in the same way as France does. They vary on music and food tastes, language and other matters.

    In the same way as each nation has many cultures and identifies within that nation. New York has its own distinct culture within America. In the same way as the Bronx has some distinct cultural differences to Queens. There is also a distinctly overarching national culture that is uniquely American, and distinctly different ethnic and communal identities within this culture. It’s like at school or work, we have different social groups within this one group, with varying degrees of division and harmony.

    To say when African nations fight the death toll is 5 million and when ‘white’ nations fight the death toll is 50 million, comes across as though ‘white’ or ‘African’ is an actual united ethnicity when it isn’t. The reality is simply that certain nations on the continent of Europe have greater wealth and military capabilities. If nations in Africa had these military capabilities they would use them. The Rwandan genocide saw a million-people slaughtered in a matter of months mainly with manchettes. It’s unthinkable what the death toll would’ve happened if they had high tech military weapons.

    When we start going on about ‘race’, even to play devil’s advocate, we are distracting ourselves from the real heart of the problem, our rejection of God, in spirit and in truth.
    I loved Susan’s words yesterday, paraphrasing, we need healing through Catholic repentance and Catholic teaching, through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.

    We live in a world today in which Christians openly call good evil and evil good, and we are experiencing the consequences of this more and more. Christianity isn’t ‘white’ or ‘black’ or ‘brown’ or ‘American’ or ‘Chinese’, or ‘European’ or ‘Asian’, she is Catholic. God’s law isn’t ‘Nigerian’ or ‘German’ or ‘Japanese’, it is universal.

    America is becoming increasingly divided as a nation, and all the military might in the world cannot protect America from a civil war or a smuggled nuke being detonated on American soil. There is no such thing as an unbeatable nation militarily. Any nation who thinks such a thing will fall on its own sword due to pride, because pride cometh before a fall.

    America is not a ‘white’ nation. America consists of many different immigrants from many different lands (England, China, Mexico, etc), that for many goes back generations.

    I loved the insight you shared when speaking about how every Christian nation was simply known as Christendom as a collective, and the label ‘Europe’ was coined due to the fall of Christendom on this continent (of many sovereign nations with distinctly different ethnic identities and cultures).

    The point is simply this, convicting a person for their ‘supposed’ ethnicity, something they have no control over, is counterproductive. We, as you already know and fully agree, are one race, created by God with varying ethnic / tribal identities even within our own nations and local communities. Convicting a person of their sin/rebellion, as Christ did, in order to reach the inner recesses of their conscience and compel repentance, is what is truly fruitful over time. Truth is a fire, and it’s the fire of Truth, that purifies, in the same way as Love heals.

    The Law stands upon Truth and Truth stands upon Love. Truth and Love are inseparable.

    John 14:6 (DRA)
    6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.

    John 8:32 (DRA)
    32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

    1 John 4:8 (DRA)

    8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God: for God is charity.

    • MattB

      P.S. A final thought, slightly off topic, though related. The European Union (and the UN) is not a source of peace or unity for nations or the European continent (and world). The EU is antichrist in its policies. It’s a counterfeit of Christendom, one example:

      https://www.reproductiverights.org/document/fact-sheet-access-to-contraceptives-in-the-european-union

      The EU rejects the Social Kingship of Christ and perverts the role and laws of government, quote from the Catechism:

      1868 Sin is a personal act. Moreover, we have a responsibility for the sins committed by others when we cooperate in them:

      – by participating directly and voluntarily in them;

      – by ordering, advising, praising, or approving them;

      – by not disclosing or not hindering them when we have an obligation to do so;

      – by protecting evil-doers.

      1869 Thus sin makes men accomplices of one another and causes concupiscence, violence, and injustice to reign among them. Sins give rise to social situations and institutions that are contrary to the divine goodness. “Structures of sin” are the expression and effect of personal sins. They lead their victims to do evil in their turn. In an analogous sense, they constitute a “social sin.”144

      EU or no EU as long as we persist in our rebellion against the Social Kingship of Christ as peoples and nations, we will face the full consequences of our sins i.e. disorder, chaos, bloodshed, and war. Sin has given rise to the UN/ EU as institutions of sin and they systematically propagate sin throughout the world by pushing “reproductive rights”, “womens rights” (secular feminism), same-sex rights, Darwinism, etc, through media, education and government policies at the local, state and national levels.

      God bless you and your readers.

  • Brenda

    You know, I cannot even mention my race online without getting attacked, accused, or belittled in some way anymore? For years now CNN has a few key words they have vilified repeatedly = Wh*te, Christian, Male, Conservative. Some are concerned hate for other races will be normalized? Sorry to tell you.. it’s BEEN normalized for those key worded people. We have had to literally hold our breath when anything happens at all for at least two years now knowing they will want our guns. Most of us already know that half of our own cannot be trusted and since we don’t have a pact mentality and don’t stick together over mere color we can easily be outnumbered should a minor feud happen in the wrong area, a feud that often we don’t start, I can’t even go into a parking lot sometimes without someone wanting to start something. We have to walk on eggshells and are held to higher standards in general. People are getting stupid and have been stupid, from my observance it really started to hit high gear in the 80’s before I even knew any social media by glorifying gangster life and sex a lot with music videos and television shows. Talk show host made out like anything a musician or actress said came from God himself. “What people loved so much is coming back to bite em in the @ss no-matter what their race is IMHO.”

  • Very thankful I decided to delete my Twitter account.

    • Taurnil Oronar

      Never had one. Though I did delete my facebook account about the time the boy man child moved their servers to a proper data center.

      • I only had when I was a rabid football fan for a local, major university. Thanks to ISIS, I realized that football is trival.

        • Taurnil Oronar

          Was never a football (sports fan, follower). Though sports is surely part of the circus as is in my view much of society nowadays.

          Everyone screaming in your face that essentially boils down to “What about me? I demand you give up your rights so I can have mine.”. Makes me wonder how in Lot’s time he could deal with such and still keep his sanity.

          • His daughters seem to have other idea.

          • Taurnil Oronar

            Indeed.

    • Kamau41

      Very wise man. Signed up once a few years back on both twitter/facebook and got off them quickly and never looked back.

  • Taurnil Oronar

    People were already stupid, just look at history, or even better the Bible. Chocked full of people touching the hot stove when God said; hey don’t do that. Social media is nothing more than the froth of a boil.

  • Lance

    Information & Academic collectivism: “Stupid is, as stupid does.”

  • Brick

    I think partially algorithm should take the blame as well. it is a good program for finding the products/materials you are looking for, but when this calculation was taken into social media, it became a powerful too for propaganda. wanna counter jihad? here, have more! wanna call USA satan? here, have more! wanna join isis? here, have more! wanna find ways to justify your victimhood so you can abuse others? here, have more! people are fed with information that they agreed upon and eagerly swallow more, and all this is done in isolation. People are just as stupid and dumb before, but the biggest difference is that in the past people have to engage one another in their given community even if they have different ideology and political views (or other opposite ideas). they can dislike each other but they will nevertheless engage into conversation. with internet, it tells a different story, people can simply express/shout their ideas and refuse to engage in opposite ideas – all they need to do is go to their group sites or social medias and share their common hatred for another group and each of them will add oil to the fire – thus increase the speed of extremism.

    • Brenda

      Exactly, It’s a mental orgy for anyone that simply enjoys hate filled fantasies and makes it seem like their version of reality is the truth, Then that justifies in their head the right to spew hate filled insults at total strangers and maybe go nuts enough to take action since they feel they have so much support. It’s the same way perverts operate, that’s how they find each-other so easily, and they will justify to each-other that their nasty thoughts are somehow normal and good. That’s what CNN and other avenues have become to me as well, I’d be Leary of anyone watching that station and taking it seriously, I’d suspect they have genocidal fantasies and have I a right to be suspicious of that today the same way I would not trust perverts attracted to a boy love forum trying to normalize molestation. Also I would not join any group so quickly thinking they are on my side, too many times it’s deceiving, they can start to support the very things you don’t support and are just as much into cult like thinking where it’s all or nothing, Not allowed to disagree stuff, No way and No thanks, Not going to join a cult disguised as a good cause either.

  • Kamau41

    Most people don’t even know how to do thorough and proper investigative research utilizing social media to obtain all of the facts/information before coming to the right conclusions. There is absolutely a great bias whenever there is a terrorist attack, quite often people want to automatically assume it was a Muslim and they go wild. However, if the evidence eventually reveal they are ‘white’, ‘conservative’, ‘homosexual’, those same people(i.e the counter-jihad groups) become suddenly indifferent toward evil.

    Without great balance, like anything we do in life, social media can certainly be a blessing or a curse.