Saturday, March 13, 2010

Here's Hope for you, Mr. Obama

Thank you, everyone, for your very kind words and prayers. Not out of the woods yet, but things are improving. In the meantime, since we could all use a laugh, here's a timely bit of political commentary from Bob Hope:

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This gave me a great idea for a video game/movie/parody. People in a small town in the mountains of Pennsylvania must use their guns and religion to survive the zombie apocalypse. The zombies mutter slogans like "change" and "hope" and shamble about, but rather than eating a person's brains, they go for their pocketbook. Once deprived of their own money and reduced to living on federal aid, these people become zombies as well.

Keith said...

Just posted it on my FB. Thanks for the laugh. I'll put you in my rosary intentions tonight. (And great idea Anon!)

Ilíon said...

Anonymous, that's an amusing idea.

Eric said...

This is off topic, but here at EWTN you can get, for this month only, thirteen lectures by Ralph McInerny on Thomism.

Eric said...

I should have added, scroll down to the bottom of the page to get the lectures!

Anonymous said...

Are there any Thomist Democrats?

Ilíon said...

I don't doubt that there are Democrats who imagine themselves to be Thomists.

Anonymous said...

"I don't doubt that there are Democrats who imagine themselves to be Thomists."



So it's not possible to be a Democrat and a real (as opposed to imaginary) Thomist?

Ilíon said...

Thomists are Christians, are they not?

Now, I realize that the Roman Catholic Church is always very close to sliding into socialism --it seems to me that, in large part, socialism get its "moral" cover from the public expressions of (significant numbers of) Catholic bishops and the fulminations of Catholic (and/or "Catholic") intellectuals – but seriously now, how can a real Christian support a political party which champions the major planks of the Democratic Party?

One has little choice in one’s familial relations. One has nothing but choice in one’s political relations.

bgc said...

In Britain in the sixties there was an influential group of Marxist Catholics who published in a journal called Slant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slant_%28journal%29

and who included Dominicans such as the (learned) Aquinas scholar Herbert McCabe.

The whole thing seems ludicrous to me, but I don't think that the people involved repudiated their views in the light of later experience/ wisdom.

As far as I can gather the UK Dominicans remain mostly leftist (except, perhaps, for their most eminent scholar Aidan Nichols OP http://www.jp2institute.org/admin_nichols.html who is regarded as conservative - despite defending Vatican II liturgical reforms - http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/features/f0000522.shtml).

On the other hand, back in the real world Aquinas was a reactionary monarchist.

Put it down to the corruptions of prideful intellectuals, perhaps?

Anonymous said...

HA HA - this clip was hysterical! Especially because during the ENTIRE CAMPAIGN I could NEVER ONCE look at Obama on TV - he scared me...those purple lips--- he LOOKED like a zombie, as I told everyone in my family!