“Waiting On The Night To Fall”, by “Casting Crowns”, from the album “Thrive” (2014)
Well, I guess it would be too much to expect me not to comment on evil when it is rubbed in our faces. There are dark places in the world, where the Powers of Darkness rule over their subjects unfettered by any sign of light. North Korea comes to mind as the quintessential regime of death with no apparent redeeming values whatsoever outside of fraternal charity towards our neighbour, which includes North Korea’s people.
Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, Canada runs a close second in the banal ignorance of the Progressive Canadian people who consistently vote in favour of a regime of death. For example, a recent poll reported four in five Canadians believe there are some laws on the books somewhere that limit abortions in some way.
Sadly, NO, Canada is unique, in having no such laws whatever. Here in Canada, we kill anyone up to and including the moment of natural birth.
And if we miss you at birth we get another crack at you under our new Euthanasia laws under which almost anyone, but especially inconvenient or expensive people, can find themselves the victim of a “Death with Dignity”, an “Assisted Suicide” for medical or budgetary reasons. If one wonders where we are headed, look no further than the status quo in Belgium, The Netherlands and Iceland.
Whatever euphemism we apply this is really naked quintessential evil in action. Although, one wonders if there is any malice involved, or intent, or will, all of which are required to do evil. Perhaps what we are dealing with in Canada is simply smug, thoughtless, ignorance, of the same sort that has legions of young modern progressive Canadians “Hating” Donald Trump, because that is what their peer group thinks is cool on Facebook.
Their parents generation hated “Americans” in general because someone at the CBC thought that was cool. Somewhere there is a reference to the sins of the fathers being visited upon their children to the 7th generation, or maybe I imagined that one. Maybe it is a genetic mutation, an evolutionary inferiority complex brought on by too many arctic winters huddled around the fire feeling sorry for themselves.
Or perhaps we Canadians are not unique: it is entirely possible that this state of affairs could also be imagined of North Korea, or maybe China, or places in the middle east where Christians are not considered human beings, but I find it impossible to check these assertions. And yet here in Canada, many amoral, self worshiping people have the vote in our free Canadian elections. And we get what we deserve, I guess … I suppose Pol Pot was worse, eh?
The requirements are very simple: To vote in a Canadian federal election you must have a pulse, and must be: A Canadian citizen (Temporary and permanent residents cannot vote); 18 years old or older on election day; Residents in the electoral district; and be registered on the voting list. In Canada, that is all that is required to make decisions about the well-being, life and death of others.
Now, any Canadian voter could choose to stand against the powers of death and vote otherwise than what they do, and no doubt a few do stand against death, witness the 25,000 or so who turned out Thursday for our National Right To Life Marches. But sadly, the majority of Canadian voters do not so choose.
The majority of Canadian voters choose death, and without a moment’s consideration also choose everything that this regime of death leads to. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
No moral cover offered or requested by virtue of government compulsion such as might be found in China, or Iran, or North Korea, No compulsion in Canada. Canadians freely choose to vote for death. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
This is the underlying truth of the statement that God doesn’t send anyone to hell … Hell is not a punishment but rather a life or death choice. Those who go to Hell CHOOSE to go there by their own volition. But of course Canadians also choose to pretend that there is no Hell and no Satan. Sad. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.
Thomas Cardinal Collins spoke to the March for Life on Parliament Hill on Thursday, confirming the crowds in their right to speak up for life in the public square, pointing to signs of hope, and advising pro-lifers how to overcome evil in contemporary society most effectively.
“It’s wonderful to see everyone here today,” he said. “It’s a place where we come to express our views as citizens of this country.” Collins, who is the archbishop of Toronto, pointed out that the religious believers of Canada contribute to society and so have the right to speak up.
“We contribute to those who are homeless, those who are in need in this country, and as people of faith who are there when they’re in need,” the Cardinal said. “And therefore we have a right to a place at the democratic table, and that’s what we’re exercising here on Parliament Hill.”
A rally on Parliament Hill is the right place to “loudly” express support for life, Collins stated, but also to recognize the “greater struggle”. “We are here to loudly and clearly profess our support for life, for the sanctity of life from the first moment of conception to natural death,” he underscored.
“These are under great attack in our country, as we know. But we are here also to recognize that this is part of a much greater struggle.” “…The right to life here in our country must be put in the context of the will of God and of the great struggle … of good against evil,” Collins continued.
Thousands of pro-lifers joined in regional Marches for Life across Canada this year, joining forces with the record-breaking crowds at the National March for Life in Ottawa on May 10th, all with the aim of ending abortion in the country. In addition to the nearly 20,000 that marched in Ottawa, almost 3,000 more participated in regional marches, with even more gearing up for the marches in New Brunswick and Alberta on May 17th.
But now the Federal Liberals have tied all Federal Assistance programs to a pro-abortion attestation. A signed written endorsement of the Liberal program of killing old and young Canadians is now required to qualify for Federal Programs.
During an interview with Ontario filmmaker Kevin Dunn prior to the march, Collins addressed (this) “horrible thing” of the pro-abortion attestation Justin Trudeau’s government has attached to the Canada Summer Jobs Program.
“We have a nice program here, paid for by us, the citizens, we’re citizens, we pay taxes. It’s a great program to help young people get a first job during the summer. And it usually is used to help in summer camps, feeding the needy, good things like that,” Collins said.
But this year, “they slipped in a new thing: ‘my group or its mission approves the rights underlying the charter of whatever they are, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
He noted that the charter does not actually reference “reproductive freedom” but is inferred to be “underlying it in their vague kind of way.” He also pointed out that the charter does guarantee “freedom of conscience and of religion, but they don’t know that.”
“So this is ideological, I mean, I’ve never seen a Catholic theologian as doctrinaire as these people,” Collins said. “They won 39 percent of the vote in the last election, so it’s not exactly a mandate from the people.”
And so it goes … what of the rest of the world, those few places where killing babies and seniors is still not generally accepted government policy?
Soon, perhaps, this same sad state of affairs will be said of Ireland, where the vote to remove the constitutional restraint on baby killing will be held on the 25th of May, and the Irish will or will not take a decisive step down the road to perdition. (Not the first step though: that journey begins with open contraception and easy divorce.)
It could also serve as the final, irretrievable betrayal of Ireland’s Catholic heritage; of that Ireland which was once the beacon of Christian civilization; which sent her missionaries into the heart of barbarous pagan Europe in a very dark age — foreshadowing universities, hospitals, cathedrals, and other Catholic inventions; Dante and Shakespeare and all that. (I stole that last 2 paragraphs from David Warren).
Cheers, and soon we will all be asked to enjoy a Happy Canada Day …
A hundred years ago Canada was a great nation, an arguably “moral” nation.
Then the methods of the Axis bureaucrats of death, the losers in WWII, a true Axis of Evil, morphed, in the name of efficiency, into the bureaucratic methods of the government administrators of Canada, our once proud civil service, the model of civil services everywhere, became — just like every other sophisticated modern progressive civil service in every “modern” country …
Oh Canada … Father forgive them for they know not what they do.