The Democratic Nation Convention revealed a political Party that has resolutely seized its identity. These Democrats have taken the bull—no, allow me to favor a more accurate animal—the goat by the horns. Everyone walking away from this convention, everyone who watched it on television, and everyone who read the speeches and watched the news clips now know without any doubt everything for which the Democratic Party stands: tax-payer funded abortion on demand, free contraception, socialism, homosexual “marriage”, and anti-religion. In short, modern Democrats have transformed their political Party into the first American Party of Unmitigated, Unadulterated, Evil. This isn’t Mom and Dad’s political Party anymore. It’s no longer the Party of JFK, whose indiscretions, having been overlooked and then embraced, have grown from sexual deviancy into full-fledged Satanism!
Sandra Fluke was paraded forth as an affront to our Blessed Lord and all devout Catholics whom she is trying to make pay for her sexual deviancy.
For three days we heard nothing but diatribes about a woman’s right to have the unborn child in her womb mutilated and murdered.
Speakers lifted government up on high as our only hope against a “rigged” system.
Women paraded about dressed as contraceptive pill dispensers or proudly called themselves “sluts” (irrationally enough, while one of their own complained vehemently at the podium for being called one).
Heretics attacked the Church without mercy while wearing the word “Catholic” on their shirt sleeves.
God was booed.
Never before has a political Party so embraced the most radical elements of social and political thought, be it right or left, than the Democratic Party has embraced radical left-wing ideology, from economics to social issues. The Republican Party is barely able to embrace a Pro-Life position while the Democratic Party enthusiastically embraces abortion on demand from the time of contraception right up to labor. One speaker even suggested that abortion was permissible while the mother was in labor! How is that not outright infanticide? Yet here we have a political Party unabashedly embracing a radical abortion position.
Abortion is only one such issue. The anti-religious sentiment demonstrated by the Democrats at their convention is another, perhaps more troubling, example of how radically left-wing this Party has become. They booed God. They booed God! Such a thing would be inconceivable just twenty years ago. Now the Democrats can do it in the open, on national television, and they won’t really have to worry about losing any of 45% the vote they already have locked up. They know that a significant number of people in the United States at worst for them won’t care, and at best for them probably agree with the sentiment.
Religion is hated in American society, and especially Catholicism. I think this was best summed up by Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who said, when challenged by Sean Hannity on the booing of God by the Democrats, that he never understood his Party’s resistance to “spirituality”. Spirituality, Kucinich told Hannity, was a good thing that Democrats ought to embrace “in others”. Religion on the other hand, explained Kucinich, was “something else—religion is like politics”. In other words, the enlightened Democrat ought to be O.K. with a belief in a god, which is “spiritual”, but religion is something that ought not be brooked, like “politics”. Both religion and politics apparently put impositions on people with ethical implications and truth claims. Religion should not be tolerated. A sure sign of imbecility is the presence of religious conviction. Well, let’s be fair. There’s only one kind of religious person most Americans regard as imbecilic, and that would be Christians, and especially devout Catholics. Apparently the willingness to chop off a person’s head exempts those kinds of religious people from attacks from the irreligious.
While the Republican Party is doing its best to explain away and trivialize the religion of its candidate, the Democrats are busy embracing their anti-religion, which begs the question: Where does that leave a quickly shrinking minority of devoutly religious people? At the moment it would appear that Catholics have a voice in the public square. Those heretics who still claim to be Catholic had a loud voice at the DNC, where they were enthusiastically given a stage to attack the Church. However, devout Catholics had no stage to defend the Church and her teachings at the RNC. Cardinal Dolan gave the “benediction” at both conventions, but to what effect? Does his appearance change the minds of most Americans who believe that devoutly religious Christians are a scourge to civilization and a deterrent to progress? The majority of media outlets who refused to cover the benediction at the DNC have made their position known without having to say it.
We are seeing before us an incredible acceleration of the Revolution, wherein traditional religion will be attacked without mercy, the destruction of the family will be completed, and the masses will be lulled into reliance on government instead of their own resources. What the Communists of a by-gone era could not achieve by force of arms is now being accomplished by the Great Society entitlements, social welfare, pornography, the entertainment industry, luxury, and all the other distractions of our modern world, all of which drive man from God, destroy the family, and make us dependent upon the architects of big government.
Obama very well could lose to Romney this November. However, will that actually mark a step forward for devoutly religious Christians? It's doubtful, seeing as how the Republican Party is so hesitant now to back their religious constituents. The GOP vice-presidential candidate has made his name trying to save one of those Great Society programs that was designed to hurt the family. Paul Ryan is no counter-revolutionary, yet he represents the mainstay of the Republican Party. American culture is every day slipping more and more toward the irreligious, and the Neo-conservative establishment of the GOP will go wherever they can find the votes, and if that means abandoning the shrinking minority of the devoutly religious, including the Pro-Life, anti-Gay "marriage" platform... well, we would be fooling ourselves if we thought they would even hesitate.
The Democratic National Convention of 2012 marks the beginning of a new and rather bleak future for the devoutly religious Christian in this country. Today they boo God; tomorrow they close down our churches, jail our prelates, and drive us into hiding. Overly pessimistic? Maybe, but what political Party is going to stand in the way of this stage, perhaps the last stage, of the Revolution? The Republicans? The Republicans are too busy trying to prove how inconsequential religion and the family are to them.
No, dear friends. It is not in politics or these princes that we will hope. However, ironically, it is the devoutly religious who will be the best prepared to endure this bleak future, because we are given a hope that the irreligious will never fathom. Happiness without regard to final causality can be no real happiness, a sham dependent on the fleeting goods of this world, which is shattered by the unavoidable reality of death. Death reveals the lie of the irreligious, and all these many distractions of the modern world are designed to keep men from contemplating the inevitability of death and what a godless ideology means in relation to that great sundering. They will never be truly happy, because no matter how deep they try to bury the inevitability of death, it will always eat away at them. The world being crafted by the irreligious will always be one of doubt and anxiety. Thus, even in the midst of persecution and tribulation, the faith of the devoutly Christian, the religious man, and the peace and joy this faith brings, will always be envied by the irreligious.