Thanks S. Armaticus for sharing this spot-on analysis of Catholic and Evangelical protestant support for Trump. I’m a political atheist and put my faith in no man as a political leader. As those quoted in this article say, I’ve been burned by those who pandered to my positions and then ignored, and even mocked, me, until the next election, when they came with sorry excuses for behaving the opposite to what they “promised”. That scenario has only worsened in the last ten years. And so has the moral, political, and economic health of my country.
And now those same people are shocked, SHOCKED, to find Trump bulldozing them despite their shrieking and denunciations, and demands to those they thought they lorded over to vote for “their” candidate and reject Trump.
It was particularly disgusting arrogance coming from the politicians. It is even more disgusting and infuriating coming from the Church hierarchy. Quite frankly, whatever both say now leads me to instinctively do the opposite, and to oppose them vocally every step of the way.
I don’t look to Trump to guide me morally, or as someone to hold up as a moral example for my children. I used to reserve that for the pope and prominent bishops. However, how in the hell can I now do that? I can’t and I don’t. Francis is a socialist, modernist, heretical buffoon, and probably a faggot, and my archbishop Dolan is cut from the same cloth. They have nothing to say to me, and many like me, about what I should do politically, and they have nearly lost me completely as to what I should do as a Christian. In both cases, as I’ve said, if I hear them, I know I must oppose them and do the opposite of whatever stupidity they exhort us to do. Moreover, I mock them whenever they come up in conversation amongst family and friends. Surprisingly, even though it really shouldn’t be, my denunciations no longer raise eyebrows like they did a year ago; it seems others are paying attention and know already what I denounce them for, and are just as disgusted as I am.
As a New Yorker, I’ve watched the Donald Trump show for the last 30 years. I’ve seen his foibles, I’ve seen and heard about his failed marriages, I’ve seen him undergo business defeats, and I’ve also seen him speak his mind, do his thing despite “critics” who couldn’t hold a candle to his success, and seen him accomplish some brilliant business successes. One thing stands out. A few decades ago, New York City had a skating rink in Central Park that was a shambles that the government couldn’t make work. Donald Trump offered and did take it over. Within months, Central Park had a skating rink operational and something to be proud of, and it still is all these years later. He does what he says he’s going to do, as he has shown that repeatedly over the years. And I’m counting on that, something that any other politician in this race has shown to be not worthy of equivalent trust, because their records have shown that. This country at this time does not need more of them. It needs a straight shooting doer like Trump.
Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.
Before I start, I hope all my readers had a blessed Easter!
Now to the subject at hand.
You know it had to happen. Your humble blogger was bound to put his “toe into the political pond to test the water” in this election cycle. Although most of you could guess the manner in which the vote will be cast, I think it is interesting to republish an article written by Raymond Arroyo which appeared on the Lifezette.com website via Newsmax (see here).
Two things that I found interesting in this article. First is that it is written from a positivistic angle (Positive statements are (purportedly-) factual statements that attempt to describe reality.), i.e. trying to determine the CAUSE at the ROOT of a specific EFFECT, in this case why Catholics are overwhelmingly voting for The Donald. The second thing is a subjective assessment in…
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