Wednesday, November 01, 2017

The Great Catholicist Scribe

I happened to pick up a copy of the New York Times on Friday -- sometimes I try to get a glance at some of the things the System's top megaphone holder wants our souls to absorb. Its top scribe seems to be David Brooks, and what a fantastic propagator of all things Catholicist Nation he is.

His column on Friday was one of his best. It was a meandering scrawl full of vain platitudes, a whimpering appeal to anyone who even remotely thinks Trump is anything better than dirt, a drudging cry for us all to come back around to those splendid American values, you know, community (not Trump), and marriage and family (not Trump in any way), and faithfulness (way not Trump), and humility (REALLY not Trump), and neighborliness (eeyew SO not Trump), and (quoting Rabbi Jonathan Sacks) "a strong sense of the American narrative" (NOT TRUMP!)

Give Brooks credit, he uses all kinds of culturally imperious biblical affectations to wring out the best Catholicist sentiments from those who believe the System's version of the Kingdom is the real one. Really, much of the Times network's railings at the more religious Trump voters has always been, "Please, let us reason together. If you were a true Christian, ahem, um -- Trump? Please."

The fact is so many people are still on board with Trump -- justified or not -- precisely because they see through David Brooks and everyone who is a Times vassal. The System is not the Kingdom. Yes many Trump voters are wholehearted Catholicists, I got that, and I'm sure this is why Brooks et al continue their barrage. Maybe they'll hit their target, someone, anyone who without Christ cannot see through what the System spokeholes are assigned to do as a sworn duty.

In the best sense, however, many Americans do get at least some of how benighted the System is. Oh they follow along because they're told they must, and perhaps for good reason -- the System is there to provide a modicum of protection from the murderous world. Brooks is just a vital part of that -- it does make for fine entertainment.

There is, however, the Kingdom. Jesus reigns there, but He doesn't share his dominion with anyone else. Give up yourself and have Him, and everything worthwhile, or keep yourself as Brooks so eloquently pleads, and lose it.

Anyway, I wrote a bit more about what's going on in my latest home page piece. Just blogging a bit here to introduce it this month. Email me to talk about it, would love to hear from you.