Inspired by John C. Wright’s story…

here, the awesomely gifted Alisha DeFreitas over at Far Above Rubies, tells her story of her brush with the Culture of Death and her refusal to play the world’s game. I love that she gives two well-aimed upraised middle fingers: one to the abortion culture of the Left, and one to the Randian Makers vs. Takers class warriors of the Right. She’s one of my heros. God love her, her husband, and that little bundle of pure adorableness, Zoe. It is you, the family, who are at the center of God’s designs. All of our little human systems of politics, corporations and ideologies exist only so that the family–that is the icon of the Holy Trinity–can prosper and grow in love and in the imitation of God. If they hinder or harm that, then the hell with them. The human system was made for man, not man for the human system.

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  • Blog Goliard

    “The human system was made for man, not man for the human system.”

    That big finish makes me want to launch a million rants, on everything from Maximum Security Schools to zero-tolerance idiocy to kids getting ticketed for running lemonade stands…so much of our society today runs according to inhuman systems that proscribe treating human beings as human beings. The fact that most of them are more petty than genocidal in nature does not mean there is not a profound sickness that they reflect.

  • Edward A. Hara

    “Two well upraised middle fingers….” ???

    Wow, Mark!! Methinks you share in my utter disgust for the sell out of the Catholic consience to both the Immoral Left and the Greedy Right!

    I concur!!!!

  • http://far-above-rubies-and-pearls.blogspot.com/ Alisha

    “Two well-aimed upraised middle fingers…” Oh, Mark, THIS line assured me that you totally got me! Thank you so much for the big ups and the link. I can’t believe I have received over three hundred views in one morning. You made my day!

    • http://minusthebars.blogspot.com don

      Alisha – I’ve constantly admired your spirit as well as your ability to transform such being and thought into words that, more times than not, express things settled into the back of my mind for the absolute longest. While reading your blog I often sense a certain amount of conviction on your behalf, which makes me wonder why isn’t everyone reading the blogs of a woman who actually “gets it.”

      Therefore allowing me to receive better than ever. An exceptional human being, you are.