January 27, 2019
MY CORNER by Boyd Cathey
THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT – Harpies of Hell Who Seek to Destroy Us
Buried in much of the Mainstream Media reporting this past week—aired selectively [other than Fox did you see any other substantial reporting?]—was the news that the New York legislature had adopted the most radical abortion legislation in the nation.
That legislation opened wide the door essentially for nearly anyone with a mere completed correspondence course in medicine to perform an abortion—nurse practitioners, a physicians’ assistant, who really knows? A veterinarian? Don’t hold your breath.
The bill also enables abortions up until the very day of the birth of a baby: none of those restrictions about “trimesters,” “viability” or detecting “brain waves” now obtain. All that—which, let’s face it, was really a subterfuge spewed forth by the women’s movement and the abortion lobby—has now dropped by the wayside. There is even a provision allowing abortionists, when the baby is actually born, to murder the baby as it comes out of the womb.
This is nothing less than infanticide: “I don’t like the child I see emerging, so crush its head, tear its tiny limbs from its body, wipe up the blood and gather up its body parts and guts, and casually cast them into the incinerator.”
The actual intent and bloody desires of the feminists are vividly visible for anyone with a still-functioning conscience to see. But obviously, the women’s movement now feels emboldened, now believes whatever moral conscience this nation once had has been so softened up, so deteriorated and infected by its continuous messaging, that finally its votaries can let drop the mask hiding the face of murderous evil.
As much as we should and must criticize harshly the aberrations and sheer insanity of much of modern Christianity and the despicable disaster it has become—its abject and prostituted collaboration with and support for the enemies of the very civilization that it helped critically to create, we also must acknowledge that without it historically, without its annealing force and its wise and prudent incorporation of the inheritance of Athens and Rome, added to the promises and Hope of the ancient Hebrews and the Christ, we would have no civilization. The great art and culture left to us for safekeeping by our ancestors, the moral pillars of our society, our sense of right and wrong, and, yes, above all, our respect for the dignity of life itself, each one of us with a God-created soul—this is our legacy and would not exist save for the Christian Faith.
And it is precisely these things, this inheritance that those demons out of Hell, the women’s movement and their various pusillanimous allies now seek in frenzied and headless abandon to displace and destroy.
Both the Old Testament and the New, in the midst of alerting us to the “Hope that would Come for Us,” also reminded us that human beings were part of Nature and were ruled by Nature’s Laws. Men and women were and are different, and not just biologically—as indeed all animals of creation are—but functionally and, yes, psychologically.
For much of the two millennia after the Birth of the Christ this double truth remained sacrosanct and understood. It was never a question of prejudice or injustice to the fairer sex; it was never a question of what speciously is called “inequality.” No: it was a recognition that differences did exist and that they are real, and that individuals and the sexes had to be viewed and judged on their own merits and by their own natural and specifically physiological characteristics. And not to each other.
The women’s movement and its partisans scream “dignity” and “women’s rights” and “equality” and an end to “toxic masculinity and oppression.” Yet, it is they who by their hysteria and rebellion advance the destruction of human dignity and actual justice and equity, and invite the onset of totalitarian oppression…and, yes, the murder of infants by the millions in and outside the womb.
Beginning more than a century and a half ago with its “suffragette” demands for entry into the franchise, followed by such zealous feminists as Margaret Sanger (the “Mother” of abortionism), and reaching a frenzy in our own day, the movement rejected both nature and its laws, as well as the essential dignity of humankind in the teachings of Christ and His Church. And in so doing, they have rejected creation itself, and its biology. They seek the overthrow of our civilization—the only one we have.
They are open enemies of humanity and of God, and they must denounced and be cast down to Hell where they rightly belong.
Back on January 19 [ https://boydcatheyreviewofbooks.blogspot.com/2019/01/january-19-2019-my-corner-by-boydcathey.html ] I posted an installment in the MY CORNER series asserting what I believe to be beyond debate: that President Trump is the most pro-life president this nation has ever had. That column, with a few edits, was picked up and was published by the traditionalist national Catholic journal, THE REMNANT (for which I write frequently). As of this writing it has been read 2065 times. I pass it along today:
Abortion, Balaam’s Donkey, and President Donald Trump
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The more scientific corroboration there is that we are viewing a real human being, the more frenzied, unnatural, and anti-human the arguments of the pro-abortionists become, to the point now that the narrative is simply to declare openly that it is simply okay to “kill” the infant embryo.
On Friday, January 18, 2019, over 100,000 people—families, young adults, children, religious groups—gathered in the freezing cold of Washington DC’s Mall to once again “March for Life,” a national event that has taken place every year since 1974, forty-five years consecutively.
But you wouldn’t have known it had you watched cable channels CNN or MSNBC, or even the coverage on NBC or CBS. The march hardly registered a blip, and then with barely disguised condescending comments about only a few “thousands” or “tens of thousands” of participants. Watching those broadcasting networks, I would have missed their coverage had I blinked more than once.
This is and has been the increasing and ongoing narrative of our mainstream media for decades. Abortion, we are told, is firmly here to stay, is completely normal and even desirable, in fact, a really good thing when a woman makes a “mistake” or simply decides that there is absolutely nothing problematic about getting pregnant and then disposing of the unborn fetus.
It’s just like having a mole removed, you see, a simple “safe” procedure that removes that tiny piece of flesh in the womb, that encumbrance which will prevent the woman from expressing herself fully and enjoying the “full experiences” of womanhood, including total sexual freedom: all without worrying about maternity or any additional responsibilities.
Indeed with the rise of what can only be called a totally unleashed and frenzied “women’s movement” which continues to rush headlong towards the next and most extreme position, with demands that barely five or ten years ago would have been considered loony or insane, the popular narrative presented to American citizens is one of inevitability, that anyone in any way opposing the radical expansion and engorging feminist pro-abortion appetite is standing in the way of “progress” and the rights of women to control their bodies: a relict from a reactionary past who must be shouted down, banned, or even penalized legally. You cannot stand in the way of the advancing progressivist goalposts, the new norm, whatever that may be.
And yet, as each year passes and as medical and scientific research continues apace, it has become and is becoming more undebatable that “the piece of human tissue” conceived in the womb is, in fact, a real and functioning human being and not the equivalent of a skin mole to be so blithely excised and tossed into the incinerator.
This is a fact that the “women’s movement” and the “#MeToo” fanatics do not want you to understand. The more scientific corroboration there is that we are viewing a real human being, the more frenzied, unnatural, and anti-human the arguments of the pro-abortionists become.
To the point that the narrative is simply to declare openly that it is simply okay to “kill” the infant embryo if it in any manner stands in the way of a woman’s free expression of her sexuality and her desires: there must be nothing to impede that, nothing to encumber her.
And implicit in this template is the admission that both the laws of nature, themselves, and effectively Divine Positive Law can be violated with impunity, that they somehow restrict and limit unjustly women, placing the onerous responsibility on the fairer sex of bearing children. In effect it is open rebellion against how nature and nature’s God have sanctioned and defined creation since the beginning of time; it is the denial of creation, a rebellion against that order, an attempt to invert and reverse it.
There could not be any more striking comparison than that between the March for Life and the “Women’s March” [held the next day, January 19], composed of and directed by some of the most extreme and hysterical elements of the feminist movement—a coalition of activists who live and fester in what can only be termed a type of “counter-reality” that denies biology, or rather, re-defines it and stands it on its head: if nature doesn’t suit you, simply define it differently or deny its being and its consequences.
Is this not as well the origin and result of the movement for same-sex marriage, transgenderism, gender fluidity, and more aberrations on the horizon that we dare not envision? Do not these assaults on the laws of nature and biology emit from the same mindset, the same unquenched desire to become as gods, as complete and absolute masters of ourselves, ignoring our origins and our essential (and undeniable) relationship to creation, itself?
Is this not the triumph of unbridled and uncontrolled passion, unleashed and freed from the natural order of things and the inherent responsibilities that every human creature possesses at birth within society?
Is this not a rebirth of a brute barbarism which leads in the end to destruction and the dissolution of the human race?
Our inherited culture for thousands of years has understood that we as human beings are part of creation and that we exist along with the lower animals within nature and largely are governed by nature’s laws and biology.
Our Christian faith has softened to some degree the harsher aspects of those laws, but without denying them. Indeed, wisely the Church has integrated their meaning and import into its teachings, fully confirming their existence and reality. For it recognized, just as the ancient philosophers did, that we are a special creation, endowed with rationality and special gifts, but within nature. It took the gift of the ancient Hebrew prophets and the Message of the Christ to transform that philosophy into a full understanding of the harmony between nature and mankind’s place and dignity within it.
That comprehension and belief has been essential in the development and flourishing of what we call Western Christian civilization. Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome: these are the sources of our inheritance, the expositors of our capabilities, and the founts of our dignity. Without that, without them, and without their deeply thought understanding and recognition of our place in creation and in the universe, without that divine spark uniquely given to us all—without all that, we would be nothing more than slightly higher brutes, devoid of true dignity, devoid of true humanity, wild beasts of the jungle and desert—without God and without Grace.
The “women’s march” is a march of the “new barbarians,” feminists who not only wish to reject three thousand years of human history, but who implicitly reject the laws of nature and deny the lineaments of creation itself.
The interesting fact is that in the past when other groups and movements have attempted to overthrow those laws, they have ended rather badly…whether the Communists who worked feverishly to defy and redefine those laws (recall Trofim Lysenko and his pseudo-biology), or some of the visionary revolutionaries in the late 18th and early 19th centuries who sought to establish utopias on earth, which inevitably turned out to be failures, and at worst dystopian nightmares.
And with each experiment the cost in human suffering and miserable death has been nearly incalculable. By conservative estimate the deaths as the result of Communism over its eighty year existence amounted to approximately 100 million (cf. The Black Book of Communism, edited by Dr. Stephane Courtois).
Yet unhinged and boastful human pride, disconnected from history and from the laws of nature (and of God), is always, it seems with us. And today, with the precipitous cultural and religious decline in our society, it raises its head again, fearless and ugly, profane and defiant, women wearing “vagina hats” and parading with all the offense they can muster, who once more proclaim open rebellion and that they will replace nature and nature’s God with another utopia, another vision, another reality.
And, yes, it will end just as miserably, probably more so than all those other angry and violent movements of the past…and bring with it more suffering, more death, more disillusionment, and more decay of the only civilization that we have—and millions more infants in the womb slaughtered.
Satan, himself, could not have devised a more effective program of destruction…and without doubt, in this case, he did.
This past week I had supper with a dear friend of over thirty-five years, a prominent conservative individual who has over the decades made a real difference in American politics. On most every political issue we have been on the same side; but in 2015 and 2016 my friend, although he ended up voting for Donald Trump, supported in the Republican primaries, “anybody but Trump.” His view—and I think I sum it up correctly—is that President Trump is morally and personally unfit, a womanizer, an opportunist, and although he supports many of the president’s initiatives, he earnestly wishes that someone else occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
We have disagreed very strenuously about Donald Trump and his role in American politics.
As I have described it in various essays, Trump’s role has been that of a “bull-in-a-china shop,” a veritable battering ram to begin breaking up the viscous Deep State elitist stranglehold over American politics (and, indeed, culture).
It would take, in my view, someone like that, with all the rough bluster, brashness and vigor, to make a real difference. And that is why he is hated by those elites: he was one of them and is seen as a dangerous traitor to his class.
My friend asked me to name one thing that Trump had done that was actually beneficial to America, and after attempting to rebut the answers I gave, I offered the example of abortion and protecting the lives of infants in the womb.
“But how can a man who is morally defective, a sexual cheat [his words], produce moral and good results?” My response, only briefly made, was to offer the most extreme of examples, an example taken from the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament [Numbers 22:21-34], the story of Balaam’s ass: God spoke through the donkey to Balaam, just as God may select and employ any vehicle He so chooses, even the morally imperfect, to make His wishes known or to achieve His designs.
And I stated that Donald Trump had been and was the most pro-life president this nation had ever had, more so than Reagan, and far more so than the calculating Bushes.
And that if his election had saved just the lives of a few unborn infants, slowed down the abortion mills, had put a crimp in the industry of death for pay, nationally and internationally, then it was fully worth it to have elected a man of a debatable moral background. God, indeed, works in mysterious ways.
And that is a major reason—indeed, maybe reason enough—to give thanks to God for Donald Trump.