When last we left Dawn, she was challenging the principalities and powers behind the publication of Taylor Marshall’s execrable screed Infiltration. By no coincidence, Dawn’s challenge to that screed and to the vile attack on Francis by Cdl. Burke and Patrick Coffin, in which they encourage the anti-Francis Freak Show to declare his election invalid and him a papal pretender, was attacked by Austin Ruse at CRISIS!!!. Also, no coincidence is the fact that Infiltration is published by by the same machine that helps keep Austin Ruse a going concern.
For those not familiar with Ruse, he is given to spending inordinate amounts of time dwelling on the Jewishness of such women as Simcha Fisher, Jenn Morson, and Rebecca Bratten Weiss and their imagined ties to Sinister Jewish Jew of Jewishness, George Soros. He also gave a spirited defense of Trump inviting an Austrian Nazi to his inauguration.
He is also a booster of the domestic terror group Proud Boys, which just lost in court for being a bunch of violent goons.
With credentials like that Ruse and company were naturals for striking back against Dawn for the grave sin of defending the Holy Father for not being part of the Alt-Right Freak Show. And Ruse did not disappoint. He blew the dogwhistles hard, defending Steve Bannon, the former head of what Bannon himself called the “platform for the Alt-right”, Breitbart, which promoted the work of actual Nazi Richard Spencer:
According to Dawn, Cash told the table that he and others had solicited publishing advice from former Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon, who had turned Breitbart into one of the largest news sites in the world. Consulting such an expert would make perfect sense. But not to Dawn. For her, this was on the order of an alt-right hate crime.
Ruse also defends Taki’s anti-semitism:
She went after the Herald for publishing rich-guy writer Taki, who refers to New York City as the Big Bagel (lots of our Jewish brothers live there). It should be noted that Taki is a frothy, lavish, and indiscriminate name-caller of all ethnic groups.
And the orcs in the comboxes took up the theme with comments that were allowed to stay up all last weekend and which make clear just who Ruse’ audience is:
There is also this contribution that appeared briefly but was taken down while the others were, as of this writing (8/25/19), allowed to remain:
So unless the OP self-deleted this but not other anti-semitic comments, it appears that someone is moderating the Crisis combox. However, the other comments remain accessible.
Additionally, we know Mr Ruse is aware of them since someone pointed them out to him on his Twitter feed yesterday and he replied that he had passed them on to management to deal with.
Nor are those all by a long shot:
And when people do dare to speak against the anti-semitic weirdness, it is they who are the problem, not the anti-semites:
This is in addition to all the amateur psychological diagnoses, conspiracy theorizing, Pope-bashing and so forth. If you have access to a quick shower afterward, feel free to go look at the rest of the combox zoo Ruse’ article has attracted. It’s not pretty.
So, now I am being attacked for defending the legitimacy and authority of the Supreme Pontiff. Normally I would not consider an article such as Ruse’s worthy of a response. However, since friends have contacted me who were troubled by it, here are a few points readers should consider:
- Ruse presents himself as an impartial commentator on issues concerning Cardinal Burke. That is not the case. He is in fact a close collaborator of the cardinal. According to Ruse’s official bio on C-Fam’s website, he and Burke are working on a book together, and the cardinal wrote the foreword for Ruse’s 2017 book Littlest Suffering Souls.
- Ruse lists among my alleged sins, “She doesn’t like Sophia Institute Press.” I assume he is referring to my criticizing Sophia for publishing Taylor Marshall’s Infiltration, a book that promotes bizarre anti-Masonic and even anti-Jewish conspiracy theories to argue that all popes since Pius XII have been infected with Modernism. (Here is a link to read my entire thread on Infiltration.)
What Ruse doesn’t mention is that Sophia Institute Press publishes Crisis magazine, where his article appears. That’s an important piece of information that belongs in the article itself — not merely in the small print at the very bottom of the page.
- Ruse sugarcoats the Catholic Herald‘s publication of a repugnantly anti-Semitic op-ed by Taki, which I protested. Yet the Herald‘s own Sohrab Ahmari deemed the article vile. Following Ahmari’s complaint, the magazine quietly removed the op-ed from its website. Why would they have done this if they were not themselves embarrassed by it? (Ruse also neglects to note that his own editor at Crisis, Michael Warren Davis, was the US editor in chief at the Herald when Taki’s piece ran in the magazine’s US edition.)
- In Ruse’s effort to support his main accusation, that I misrepresented Cardinal Burke’s recent interview for Patrick Coffin, he heavily edits Burke’s words to make it seem as though the cardinal upheld the validity of Francis’s election. In fact, Burke twice said “I don’t know” when asked whether further evidence might show the election was invalid. He clearly gave the impression that the jury was still out. Even when he denied Antonio Socci’s theory that there could be two popes, he said “the whole matter is a bit confused” and he recommended listeners read the theory of the author, whom he called “saintly.” See the transcript I posted in my Twitter thread or read it via ThreadReaderApp. And see LifeSiteNews’s article, which is careful to leave the matter open for its readers to decide where Burke stands.
- The rest of the article consists of half-truths mixed with outright lies. Some of the errors are relatively benign, such as Ruse’s claim that I sought his advice at his New York office while I was at the New York Post, where I worked until January 2005. In fact, we did not meet until more than two years later, when at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on April 13, 2007, as correspondence between us shows.
- Other errors are more serious, such as Ruse’s insinuating that I have publicly called those who oppose Pope Francis “heretics” — I have not — or that I have a blanket dislike of EWTN and its affiliates. On the contrary, I have repeatedly praised the faith and professionalism of EWTN employees, specifying that my issue is not with the network as a whole.
What is remarkable about her reply is its calm civility in response to Ruse’ dogwhistles (and the vicious baying of the hounds he whistles up). Brava!
The dichotomy is stark. The gospel of Jesus Christ Dawn Eden Goldstein proclaims–the authentic gospel in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium–offers mercy and forgiveness even to such vicious enemies as these. All that is asked is a little humility and repentance and all sinful ugliness can be washed away by the blood of Christ in the sacrament of confession.
Christianism offers nothing but racism, the worship of power, black satanic pride, and anti-semitic ugliness that has ruined the world for far too long. Choose Jesus Christ, not this filth.
Tuesday: Marshalling the Forces of White Supremacy and Anti-Semitism
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