Christmas Climate: Lie down and die


The Christmas season is domestic; and for that reason most people now prepare for it by struggling in tramcars, standing in queues, rushing away in trains, crowding despairingly into teashops, and wondering when or whether they will ever get home. I do not know whether some of them disappear forever in the toy department or simply lie down and die in the tea-rooms; but by the look of them, it is quite likely. Just before the great festival of the home [Christmas], the whole population seems to have become homeless.
– Chesterton on Christmas Shopping & Home
(The Thing: Why I am a Catholic)

Tea-partiers and the classless left: “Pretend to die; because they’re pussies and won’t die for real

Climatefakes and Forced Abortion: It has always really been about the suppression of humanity and of human life. I wrote the other day:

How the Evil must dance when a new life is disallowed, shredded in utero, and the [Christ] flash, the “yes” snuffed out. How Evil must smile in content when the means by which God permits us to assist in creation are waylaid, or purposely directed toward what is only decaying, and corrupted and utterly dead.

It all reminds me of the moment I knew I could never vote for Al Gore for president, even though I had never voted for a Republican for that office, before. I watched Gore work a crowd; he was sweaty and nearly hysterical and he said, “this is a contest between good and evil.” And my flesh crawled. I didn’t know why, exactly, but I wrote to my Li’l Bro Thom, adding a quote from Gore that sounded all-too-much like the old enticing promise, “all of this will be yours…”

Thom, center-left, wrote back that his flesh, too, crawled. “Too familiar,” he wrote.

The is a profoundly anti-life and anti-liberty subtext beneath the heady rhetoric of “planetary salvation” we get from the proponents of Climatefraud. We need to control your procreation, to save the planet. We need to control your options, to save the planet. We’re saving you, don’t you see?

The illusion of material salvation through the disruption of life perhaps began with the sexual revoltion; back then, the fakery was about so-called “freedom”.

Indeed, times DOES prove where wisdom lies. Some forty or more years after widespread acceptance of contraception set in how have we done? Perhaps it is best to review some of the “promises” that contraceptive advocates made, then review the [warnings] of Paul VI. Then lets review the record . . .

It is an enduring irony
that one of the most prophetic and wise teachings coming from the papal throne made the error of not proclaiming itself “infallible.” In fact, Humanae Vitae, which almost everyone scoffs at, but few have ever read, told us we would end up precisely where we have, with powerful people and movements working diligently to suppress life, which comes from God.

Since life comes from God, then an effort to suppress life is an effort to suppress God.

An effort that will fail, of course.

It is evil to not want life, or to want only limited and acceptable “versions” of life; it serves evil to create a giant illusion meant, finally, to do away with as much life as possible.

That’s what the terrorists did on 9/11: they did away with as much life as possible. If they had been able to kill 30,000 or 300,000 on that day, they’ve have been just as happy. The Climate-alarmists are not going to kill us outright, they’re just going to embrace not-living until only the “best” are still alive.

Somehow, it is always at Christmastime that these Death-Crusaders are at their busiest, trying to shut things down, and explain things away. And that makes sense, actually. For as long as the notion of God Incarnating -becoming “one of us” in joy and suffering, and in death, and in new life- can be internalized and held on to, they can never really rule. We will always be too free.

“What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.”
–C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

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  • Rhinestone Suderman

    Anchoress, this is one of your best posts. (I also liked “Congress Go Home”.)

  • dancingcrane

    Hitler and the Soviets claimed to be the saviors and liberators of those under their rule. It’s just happening again…

  • Bender

    Re: the error of not proclaiming Humanae Vitae “infallible.”

    Anyone who has indeed bothered to read Humanae Vitae, as well as prior magisterial teachings on the matter, not to mention Gaudium et Spes 47-51, and the subsquent teachings of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, can come to only one conclusion — Humanae Vitae is not merely a teaching, it is a moral truth. That is, it is unchangable, i.e. “infallible.”

    It might have been a tactical error to not formally proclaim Humanae Vitae to be “infallible,” using the “magic words” from Vatican I that are demanded by some, including those who insist that there have been only two such infallible proclamations (the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption). But students of the Magisterium can detect that there are good reasons why the popes have wanted to avoid such formalistic legalisms when it comes to Magisterial teachings, that is, have wanted to avoid putting process above substance.

    There have been multiple teachings that are, indeed, “infallible,” even though they have not been formally proclaimed as such. For example, when JP2 stated that it is and always has been the understanding of the Church that only men can be priests, and that this understanding cannot be changed, that was, by its very nature foreclosing anything to the contrary, an “infallible” statement.

    Likewise, in Evangelium Vitae, JP2 on multiple occasions parallels the wording of the Vatican I definition of infallibility without ever coming out and using the word “infallible.” It has been written elsewhere (by George Weigel?) that JP2 was going to formally make it “infallible,” but Cardinal Ratzinger persuaded him against it on the grounds that the teaching was self-evidently unalterable truth and, hence, did not need a formal proclamation.

    With respect to Humanae Vitae itself, JP2 said, among other things, “in continuity with the living tradition of the ecclesial community throughout history, the recent Second Vatican Council and the magisterium of my predecessor Paul VI, expressed above all in the Encyclical Humanae Vitae, have handed on to our times a truly prophetic proclamation, which reaffirms and reproposes with clarity the Church’s teaching and norm, always old yet always new, regarding marriage and regarding the transmission of human life.” (Familiaris Consortio 29) This is clearly an indication that JP2 considers Humanae Vitae to be an infallible teaching, not merely of Paul VI, but of the entire Church. When you say that the Church has always taught something throughout history and has been reaffirmed by the Pope and the entire college of bishops in ecumenical council, that bears all the marks of “infallibility.”

    As for Pope Benedict, in speaking on the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae last year, he said, “The truth expressed in Humanae Vitae does not change.” Here too, again, is an affirmation of infallibility. Whether we use the word “infallible” or not, either Humane Vitae is true or it is not. Either it is now true, always has been true, and always will be true, or it is not. Truth does not change.

    Truth is truth, and Humanae Vitae is truth. It is not opinion, it is not policy, it is not the arbitrary dictates of sexually frustrated, misogynistic, old men. It is truth. It is the truth of love. A truth which is unchanging and unchangable.

  • Rich Fader

    “All of this, all of this can be yours
    “All of this, all of this can be yours
    “All of this, all of this can be yours
    “Just give me what I want and no one gets hurt….”

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  • Sherry

    The Climate Gaia proponents are the latest manifestation of the old heresy of gnosticism The body is so bad, it should be monitored for all emissions and replicated only as few times as possible.

    They aren’t far from saying their true intentions to all; that the number we should have on this planet is smaller than the number we have. After all, there will be more for those left, and it will be more fair to those who go on; we shall preserve quality of life and have only quality lives. We’ll be eliminating suffering. One person, one child won’t make it happen soon enough.

    Then in the name of the greater good of the people as a whole and the planet, the surplus population it will be suggested, ought to be eliminated. Not anyone important or you or anyone we know mind you, only those whose quality of life is so limited and inferior by economic, health or intellectual or cultural standards, that they won’t be missed.

  • joan

    Again! Excellent! Amazing gift God has given you. :) you iz talented!
    (Stay humble)

  • joan

    I would like to send this site to you and all your readers. He has a beautiful channel on you tube.
    Merry Christmas!

  • Tom Johnson

    A great post. My “wow” moment, of course, was when you stated that you couldn’t vote for Gore and you had never voted for a Republican before. Exactly my situation. I had only recently, very reluctantly, left the pro-choice crowd–I had been a “brain-dead liberal”, but still a (somewhat) practicing Catholic ever since JFK. Something happened, however, when I realized that this was not a game, that one had to take a side, and no matter how inconveninet it was to my desire to be in with the “in crowd” I had to follow the truth. Now, of course, the truth contained in the Church’s teaching seems more than obvious; but then it was very obscured. Thank you for bringing me back to that period of time and giving me the opportunity to reflect on the distance I have come in 10 years.

  • http://winthir Sr. Marita Schweiger

    Joan, the links by Petar Zrinjski are superb! I’m getting home-sick!

  • joe cioffi

    This is what the left really wants. This is what climate change is all about.

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  • Jim Hicks

    Congratulations for finally making the switch to the party that actually does care for the working folks: The Republicans.

    My Dad yelled at me once during one of my pro-Republican rants that “when you work for a living you won’t vote Republican!” From 1972 onward, I reminded him of that statement every election year.
    I have not always voted for the Republican running for president (I voted for John Anderson against Reagan & Ralph Nadar against George W the 1st time only), but I never vote for the Democrat for that office. For senator or governor, no problem. But president? Never. The party that gave us Socialism, the welfare state, Viet Nam and abortion “rights” should never occupy the White House.

  • SallyJune

    I humbly submit that not declaring Humanum Vitae as infallible was providential, because it left Catholics free to follow their inner lights (or lack thereof). I bet at least 90% of those who reject it never even read. I know I was mad when I first read it; God gave me the grace to understand it, and now I am grateful.

  • Kerry

    When one accepts the premise that human life is sacred, and that sexual relations are also sacred, and sacramental, one’s entire view of marriage and procreation will change. Furthermore, the currently fashionable immorality will be seen for the inversion it is, and one day people will look back as we do at slavery and say, “How could they not see how wrong that was?”. I believe the current unraveling of the financial markets correlates to the mass murder of abortion. I offer words from Lincoln’s Second Inaugural to make this case:

    “The Almighty has His own purposes. ‘Woe unto the world because of offenses; for it must needs be that offenses come, but woe to that man by whom the offense cometh.’ If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said “the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

    Where he says “blood drawn with the lash” substitute scapel or suction. I strongly recommend prayer first, and now, lest til later it become the last resort. “IHS”

  • Kerry

    “lest left ’til later…”

  • mangun

    I read Humanae Vitae because of your post and comment. what a brilliant, logicl, intellectually stimulating AND satisfying document. thank you for mentioning that ‘no one’ reads it.