05 November 2008


We have the president we deserve.

Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.
--Pope Benedict XVI

Louis Farrakhan on Obama:
You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.
Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanics, native Americans, blacks? ...Of course he would. That's to show you that the stone that the builders rejected has become the headstone of the corner. This is a sign to you. It's the time of our rise.
Such rhetoric reminds me of the words of another cult of personality. Can you guess who?
A declaration of war against the order of things which exist, against the state of things which exist, in a word, against the structure of the world which presently exists.

people's community

public need before private greed

communally-minded social consciousness
Fr. George Rutler discusses re-reading Fr. Benson's Lord of the World and the dangers of utopianism.

It seems Oprah has drunk the Kool-Aid.