Dystopia Now!

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~ IN THE BEFORE-TIME, there once was a cynical snarky nihilistic little show called Seinfeld. I never could stand to watch it regularly, but it filled the air with certain humourous ideas.

One of these was promoted by a secondary character, George Constanza’s father Frank, played by actor Ben Stiller’s actual father, Jerry Stiller. As Wiki notes: “Frank Costanza is advised to say “serenity now” every time he gets angry in order to keep his blood pressure down”. He ends up saying it a lot, given his temperament.

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As I surf the news & social media, I sometimes find my blood-pressure rising. Often. There is a lot of crazy in the world, being shoved down a lot of throats.

Instead of having a stroke, or tuning out– or bellowing “Serenity Now!”– a wiser course is to realize that we are already in a nightmarish and evil dystopia. Accept it. “Dystopia Now!” Because frustration, outrage, despair, and various kinds of throwing up our hands is just not Christian, nor helpful.

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As I commented on Daisy Cousen’s Youtube video about the horrid UK media onslaught against blogger and now political candidate Carl Benjamin (a.k.a. Sargon of Akkad), I wrote:

We are in the dystopia NOW. Everything is upside-down, good is bad, true is false, and journalism/ social media is whatever you can get away with. Because woke utopianism justifies any crime, slander, and dirty tricks.

I’m not counselling despair, but waking up and looking around at the wreckage of all the social institutions defiled & twisted by the revolution: government, church, schools & colleges, movies, journalism, family & gender, male & female– in short, REALITY. We are in the midst of a long-term War On Reality.

Give up? Black pill/ clown pill? Nope. Read, pray, preserve & restore, speak out, educate others, covert souls. Above all, take the God Pill:

What’s All this, Then?

The Amazing Polly inspired my mulling over this idea, as did author & polymath Vox Day, via his YouTube Darkstream, a daily treat for me. See? I’m using my time in Facebook jail to improve myself, to learn up and get back to more blogging, and to enjoy many fine online folks who are part of the awakening going on around the world, that we are in a dystopia, now.

Please check out, subscribe & support the bloggers & vloggers above. You won’t regret it.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

 

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My Own Most Grievous Fault…

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~ UPDATE: The digital Fix Is In– Facebook blocks petition against Canadian coin celebrating homosexuality

~ SO I’M BANNED AGAIN– for another month (until May 23) from FaceBook all because I was cranky, and too blunt about muh slims. You know, “Ramadan Enthusiasts”. COFFCOFF.

Anyhow, I just watched a video on the new pro-homosexual EQUALITY UBER ALLES coins for Canada. Yes, “The True North Strong and Free” is becoming a colony of Clown-Land, where everything is bizarre, and nothing is fun.

Ignore the stagnant economy, the border crisis, the collapse of any ethics in Ottawa, the jobs situation, our poor international reputation, the floundering of Canada in the claws of China.. LOOK! GAY COINS! JUSTIN IS BEST GLORIOUS LEADER! FFS.

On the above video, I just commented:

Sadly, we are so far down the road of revolution & unfreedom, most people don’t even recognize it anymore. “Screw who & what you want– but pay your taxes, don’t question your betters, and keep your head down, or else!” Canada is no longer glorious or free, and people like Trudeau & the Canadian elites all the way back to Pearson have gotten us to this sad place.

Wake up. Read up. Pray up. Look after your friends & family. Prepare for terror & disaster, have a good EDC (Every Day Carry, including emergency phone apps).

Watch good vids, and try to wake up people around you. Me, I enjoy videos & articles by Mark Steyn, Vox Day, Joseph Sciambra, Paul Joseph Watson, Acts17Apologetics, Black Pigeon, Jason Bermas, The Amazing Polly. The truth is out there.

Me, I’m not going to handle gay coins, because of the death and suffering that way of life has caused over the past 45 years+ — how many more gay men need to sicken & die before we are allowed to question the sexual revolution’s effects on all of us, society, our kids, and the future?

The herd instinct & fear of being different keep many otherwise good people deep in the cycle of lies, but every little bit helps.

 

Canada is now Clown-land, people. Evil, demonic psycho-clowns.

Thus saith

Teh Binks

Notre Dame Links

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~ AS MY FB-JAIL sentence winds down (to be sprung on Good Friday, 10am-ish), I’ve been reading lots of interesting & relevant links on the fire which severely damaged the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris this week. The best links are the topmost. The others are of related interest.

What strikes this elf is how this fire has been so– clarifying. People praying, people stricken– and yet other people rejoicing onsite or online over this. Some witnesses to the fire have been deeply spiritually moved, deciding things about God and life and the crisis in Western civilization, what with de-Christianization, and with enforced mass Muslim immigration, all under the globalist elites like Macron & Trudeau.

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However, God cannot be left truly out of the account. I believe that the Holy Spirit is using this– accident? attack?– as a wake-up call to France, to Christians, to the Church & the world, and many who saw the fire. Do we have eyes to see, and ears to hear what God the Holy Spirit is saying?

Also, if I were a bishop or Dean of a Cathedral in the West, I’d be praying & guarding the treasure entrusted to me with eagle eyes right now. Desecration & destruction delights the orcs in our midst, whether imported, or home-grown.

Just because most of us cannot imagine committing such acts does not mean that some could, and would. We cannot be naive about the state of the world, and souls.

Sooner or later, there will be war.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

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>> HOLY HERO– Interview With the French Priest Who Saved the Blessed Sacrament & Crown of Thorns from Notre Dame Cathedral; and The Burning of Notre Dame Cathedral: A Tragic Symbol for Our Times; the people praying– The Ave Maria of Notre Dame

>> Bill Whittle– Notre Dame Fire: A Tremendous Gift to the French People

>> NOTRE DAME: The Church Will Rise Again; another article, with moving comments

>> SIMPLY Amazing “Coincidence”– The Images That Could Help Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral. And the young, brilliant professor who made them before he died

>> Catholics weep and pray the rosary in the light of the flames of Notre Dame; Enormous Crowds Sing For Hours Outside Notre Dame’s Cathedral During Fire (Videos Inside)

>> MEDIA FAIL: The Tone Police– Fox News anchors shut down mention of attacks on churches in France

>> PAUL JOSEPH WATSON– Video: The Notre Dame Fire & media coverup of Muslim reactions

>> NOTRE DAME ‘MIRACLE’? ROSE WINDOWS’ STAINED GLASS APPEARS TO HAVE SURVIVED SAVAGE BLAZE

>> Notre Dame en Feu: God Takes Back What Is His

>> THE ATLANTIC– Witnessing the Fall of Notre-Dame. It survived eight centuries of plague, war, revolution, and the Nazis. How could it be burning?; and Photos: The Devastation of Notre-Dame Cathedral; After the Fire: Photos From Inside Notre-Dame Cathedral

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>>  Islamic State warns of future attack on fire-ravaged Notre Dame: ‘Wait for the next’

>> Fire At Notre Dame Follows Wave Of Church ATTACKS – Will They Blame The Yellow Vest Movement?

>> What evil says: Turkish Newspaper Celebrates Notre Dame Fire as Retribution For France’s Recognition of Armenian Genocide

>> France jails Muslima who plotted to blow up Notre Dame cathedral in Paris with gas canisters; From 2016– Gas tanks and Arabic documents found in unmarked car by Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral spark terror fears

>> Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Fire, Worker Claims it Was “Deliberately” Started. Media reports claimed fire linked to “renovation” work.

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>> First Things– FIRE IN THE CATHEDRAL, by Rachel Fulton Brown

>> French Student Leader: “I Swear to Allah We Don’t Give a Rat’s Ass” About Notre Dame; BuzzFeed Ran Defense For Vile People Who Celebrated Notre Dame Fire

>> BuzzFeed Caught in Huge Lie About Notre Dame Fire. Claim video showing people reacting with smiley emoticons was a “hoax” when it was completely legitimate.

>> April 18, 2019– Man ARRESTED Bringing GASOLINE And Lighters In Cathedral In NYC??!

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>> Bishop Schneider: Notre Dame fire is sign of ‘spiritual conflagration’ in the Church; Did Notre Dame’s fire have a spiritual meaning for our time?

>> POLITICAL SCUMBAG: Muslim Politician in Canada Says Notre Dame Fire Was “Divine Intervention”. Payback for France banning the Islamic veil; same Islamic politician jokes about burning down Montreal church | Ezra Levant

>> Get Religion– Notre Dame in flames: What was lost? What was saved? What was ‘news’? What issues remain?, by Terry Mattingly

>> Happy Orc Leftist– “Finally”: Swedish Leftist Journo Rejoices Over Notre Dame Fire. It’s all a big joke.

>> Church Attacks– Notre Dame Fits the Pattern

>> Cardinal Burke: Notre Dame fire prompts ‘sobering reflection’ on ‘grievous sins’ of our day

>> French Journalist: Two Churches in France Are Vandalized EVERY DAY and No One Gives a F*ck. “This government, this regime….including the Pope, including the cardinals, shut their mouth, say nothing.”

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>> ‘ALLAH EST GRAND’: Muslims laugh as blaze destroys Notre Dame cathedral during Holy Week

>> WATCH– Notre Dame: The Church Will Rise Again

>> Elitist Architects Want Notre Dame Rebuilt to Reflect New Globalist France

>> SHHH! What They’re NOT Telling You About The Notre Dame Fire

>> AMAZING ‘Hero’ priest rescues Crown of Thorns from Notre Dame inferno

>> Notre Dame Cathedral In France Catches Fire: Whats Going On? (Analysis Of Europe, US & World)

>> France: Attacks Against Jews & Christians Continue to Rise. Attacks against Muslims at a 9 year low.

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INTERNET PURGE, Part III

 

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~ “FINALLY!”, OR SO thought many interwar Germans. “The new chancellor has begun locking up & outlawing Socialists & Communists & their rowdy street gangs! Maybe we can have a little peace & quiet again.” Ah yes, the purge always starts out with the pesky & noisy ones. They never will be missed.

So what’s up with the current 2017-2018 rush to more internet censorship? Hint: this is NOT about pesky Alex Jones. He’s a canary in the freedom coalmine.

I said this (ITYS, exactly a year ago): Social Media Purge Ensues. And this semi-followup, in March this year: The Internet Ensilencing: Why Now? Brexit, Trump, and the uppity peasants learning what’s really going on in the world, and what their leaders & elites & celebrities are REALLY like. Can’t have that: FAKE NEWS FOR EVERYONE!

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U.S. Midterms, Ahoy!

Conveniently, it’s only a few months before the all-important U.S. Midterm elections, and a referendum, as it were, on Trump. Hillary & Obama & their Democrat-Media-Internet cronies are still insanely mad & afraid of trial, still feeling the heat. GoogTwitFaceTube is now fully weaponized to control the flow of news & ideas leading up to November.

Twitter-bans, YouTube shadowbans, skewed Google searches, alt-media shut down, hidden, interfered with. It will only be getting worse. You will not  not allowed to read or watch verboten ideas, as our Masters define them.

This is a new phase in the War On ALL Of Us. The Western Establishments are deadly serious about turning the internet & social media into commercials about themselves & how great they are. This is a major move towards more totalitarianism (with a smile) in the West.

This time, these moves? As serious as a heart-attack.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

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>> ARE TECH GIANTS WORKING TOGETHER TO CENSOR CONSERVATIVES? — Apple, YouTube and Facebook BAN Infowars on Same Day; plus, Google and YouTube Have Long History of Working with Democrats — Then Ban Alex Jones and Infowars

>> Facebook, Apple, YouTube and Spotify ban Infowars’ Alex Jones

>> Krieger: “Stop Complaining And Just Delete Facebook

>> The Crackdown Continues: Twitter Suspends Libertarian Accounts, Including Ron Paul Institute Director

>> FACEBOOKAPPLEGOOGLE get out of free speech business

>> ALEX JONES HIMSELF— “THE REAL REASON APPLE, FACEBOOK, SPOTIFY & YOUTUBE BANNED INFOWARS”; and The internet Dark Age has now descended upon us, where radical left-wing tech giants run by deranged, mentally ill communists will decide whether your content qualifies as “hate speech.”

>> Ben Shapiro: Facebook, YouTube, And Apple Ban Alex Jones. Here’s Why They’re Dead Wrong.

>> Facebook Asking Major US Banks To Share Users’ Financial Data

>> First They Came For Infowars.. Tomorrow We Will All Be Alex Jones: Independent Media Silenced – They Are Coming For Us All Now – The Purge Is In Full Swing

>> Coordinated Purge: YouTube Bans Alex Jones After iTunes, Facebook, Spotify Remove Content

>> Instagram bans Tommy Robinson as social media companies purge far right

>> ‘Survival of our democracy’ depends on banning sites like InfoWars, Dem senator says

>> Major tech companies remove Alex Jones for “hate, bullying”

>> “Unpublished” — According to Bloomberg, the Alex Jones Channel Page, the Alex Jones Page, the InfoWars Page and the Infowars Nightly News Page “have been unpublished for repeated violations of community standards and accumulating too many strikes,” Facebook says in statement

>> Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for Government Takeover of the Internet: Reason Roundup

>> Alex Jones Shutdown ignites debate over media content policing, censorship

>> Dirty Banksters: Gary Cohn calls Facebook worse than pre-crisis big banks

>> Facebook has banned Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng’s campaign video ad about communist crimes in Cambodia

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Tommy Robinson: The Conspiracy

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~ YOU’LL NEVER guess what? Not only was Tommy Robinson just released from prison, but he also has been TOTALLY vindicated in the summary of the judgment by the Lord Chief Justice of England & Wales. Huzzah!

Such raging conspiratorial injustice really rustles my jimmies. Rustles.

The Judgment Is Damning

The reality of the matter? Tommy Robinson was vindicated, and proven right. His supporters & supporting commentators were proven right. His opponents were proven wrong, and in the case of the deliberate & constant political & legal establishment interference in his case, it seems they were also careless, malicious, and conspiratorial in their rush to judgment & imprisonment.

>> Robinson WAS unjustly & wrongly tried, rushed to judgment, and very hastily imprisoned. In prison, he was abused.

>> He was NOT given proper time or access to his lawyers to make a fair defence.

>> He was cruelly kept from seeing his children by an arbitrary prison policy.

>> The exact charges & reasons for such a long sentence were a muddle.

But Wait, It Gets Much Worse!

Further, he was moved from a “safer” prison, to one where (1) he was daily threatened with death, yelled at, spat upon, had feces pushed through his cell window, and  physically psychologically abused, (2) Where there was a powerful Muslim inmate component, who made it clear they would try to kill him. (3) They also threatened his family. (4) In the last two months he was all but starved, losing 42 pounds.

He spent 2 months in solitary confinement, in order to avoid being murdered by Muslim prison gangs. Unspeakable abuse & mistreatment in a demon-clown failing political system out to get him. Clearly, Tommy Robinson was never supposed to be a problem again– murder by inmates would have silenced the pest. It’s happened before in the UK.

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CONSPIRACY.

KANGAROO COURT.

TORTURE. BY THE UK STATE.

ANARCHO-TERRORIST STATE, WHERE THE INNOCENT ARE PERSECUTED.

In the modern anarcho-terror state, the perps run free, and the innocent & those seeking justice will be punished, abused, and– as in Britain in 2017-2018, possibly even held as a political prisoner, like Tommy was. “Justice”– yeah, just like the show–trials in the Soviet Union, Nazi German, Communist China. “Fair” trial, then the execution-squad.

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It’s pretty obvious this was a political hit by the Establishment, acting through the courts. Who contacted the Judge in Leeds? Who told the prison-system to move Robinson into a more dire situation? There’s so many questions, and answers begging to be found.

This judge in Leeds [ Geoffrey Marson QC ] who did all this to Tommy & his family? A bad judge, serving the anarcho-terrorists in the English Establishment, who wanted to silence an embarrassing whistle-blower and provocateur. He should step down, and be formally reprimanded, IMHO. Dirty dirty dirty.

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Remember: there are multiple layers to this fetid swamp-cake. Part of the reason the Muslim rape-groomers were ignored for three decades and more? The UK establishment itself is rotten with sex-abuse, cover-ups, and unspeakable deeds.

People such as Prince Andrew, and former British PM Tony Blair– amongst many other notable political and celebrity British & North American names– were  visitors to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s “Satanic-cult Pedo Island” in the Caribbean.

I’m sure it was all perfectly innocent. Both Epstein’s flight-logs to the Island and his ‘Little Black Book‘ were quite eye-opening. A veritable who’s-whom.

This Brought Tears To My Eyes

Below, Ezra & Tommy meet, for the first time after Tommy’s release. Wow. Ezra’s not perfect, but he is a Canadian hero, who refused to see this good man forgotten, or dead. Bravo to my friend Ezra.*

FIRE THEM ALL. HANG THEM UP. EXPOSE THE ROT.

Oh, and.. yet again, TRUMP was on the case.

Tommy is not totally free yet. Please keep praying, that justice is finally done.

Thus saith,

Teh Binks

* Full disclosure: I am a friend of Ezra Levant. Briefly, I blogged over on Rebel.ca for no remuneration or benefits/ gifts, no signing over of my soul, no worldly glory and power whatsoever. A bunch of other Canadian bloggers did likewise, before the experiment was concluded.

Q-Anon: Take The Red Pill, Neo!

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> Q-Anon on Twitter: the official Qanon.pub; Reddit of all Qanon posts, 2017-present

> QAnon is Real, Confirmed by Trump Himself in a “Coded” Tweet!

> Praying Medic: Q Anon – A Personal Awakening

> Praying Medic Twitter; YouTube Channel; Website

> Google-Search– Legacy Media Shills Target Q-Anon “Crazy Conspiracy”; Example Shill Scream: “What Is QAnon? The Craziest Theory of the Trump Era, Explained”

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~ U.S. POTUS TRUMP IS taking Them™ down.. slowly, carefully, taking the time to do it right.  Read between the news-media lines.

In response, the legacy media is screaming like a klaxon to try and take President Trump down. They are also attacking citizen journalism, and alternative channels for news, analysis, and freeing your mind. Binks has already talked about this several times, so I get to do my special ITYS dance now (look away! spare the children!).

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Oh, that kwazy Trump: So which is he? A total buffoon, or literally Hitler? Incompetent woman-abusing screw-up, or evil super-genius? Russian-puppet, or cunning Machiavellian? Take your pick via the poodle-media– as instructed by the Dempublican party, the Deep State, the corrupted part of the FBI, Clintonland, and the social media dark forces. Oh, and the globalists.

For all these, Trump is Public Enemy #1. Wonder why?

Point, O Windbag Elf?

Long story short: here’s what you are not being told. Hang onto your wigs.

> Trump (DJT) is going to take down/ expose the Clintons & their slush-funds & their child-trafficking & many crimes.

> DJT’s infamous Twitter messages are part of his plan, not random lunacy.

> DJT is going to clean up the FBI/ CIA.

> DJT is going to expose the political assassins operating in America.

> DJT is already arresting corrupt officials: fess up, or no immunity.

> DJT is going to reform & restructure the corrupt cartel of the Federal Reserve, and make it fully accountable to the U.S. government & people.

> DJT is going to expose the corrupt/ criminal parts of Democratic / Republican Party establishments. Congress, Senate, bureaucracy, too.

> DJT is going to expose Obama, and his Administration’s crimes & corruption.

> DJT is going to cripple the Deep State chokehold on America & the world.

> DJT may let some little or medium-fish off the hook, to better take down the big fish.

> DJT is going to expose the child-traffickers & cultists at work in DC, Pedo/ HollyWeird, the Churches, and America.

What The Literal Monkey?!

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“Well, Oooookay”, you say, “Uh.. Binks?– exactly what the heck are you smoking? It’s clearly filled up your tinfoil hat, and you’ve gone utterly nuts.”

I respond with one question: Who Is Q? No, not the guy from the Bond, James Bond movies (Sean Connery forever, BTW).

Q, or Q-Anon is a group of top-clearance military intelligence folks, and some civilians. They work together to lay out to the public the map of what is really happening in America today. Q-Anon releases news hints & indicators of what’s important via message boards. Usually, Q predicts or highlights it, and the exact news & events happen.

Deny! Deflect! Defame! Repeat!

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Right now, the media is panicking, because the whole rotten structure they protect & prop up is under threat.. hence the loud quacking and attempts at distraction & attempted moral panics and the usual mind-control.  Ignore the noise: look at what they attack, or cover up & ignore.

Digital Big Censor™ has also stepped up with fresh efforts to stop the signal, to prevent the peasants from thinking, learning, and asking to be ruled properly. FaceBook, Google, Twitter, YouTube are all in on it. It is not a conspiracy when it’s blatant, and out in the open.

So Very Carefully

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However, telling the public all this stuff takes time and much wisdom. Likewise, Jesus didn’t show up in a blaze of divine glory and bellow “I’m God. Deal, bitches.” The Saviour preached & taught & used captivating stories; renewed people’s minds and hearts by grace, and asked people to come and see, to follow him.

Same with this coming political revolution, which– if successful– will have world-wide consequences. The truth has to be unfolded over time, so everything doesn’t fall down at once, and people aren’t simply overwhelmed.

To Clarify & Conclude

I don’t like or seek out conspiracy theories. I am more interested in what has been called “Coincidence Theories”.. how things and people & their goals often fit together to certain ends.

Read up. Please, prove me wrong. Think for yourself. What if Trump– with all his sins & failings and pridefulness– is literally a gift from God for such a time as this?

Trust but verify. Who does the mainstream media really serve? The louder the critics, the closer you look.  ~

Thus Saith,

Teh Binks

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This: A Warning To Canada

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~ MY BELOVED Canada has been– longer than the Trudeaus, but sped up by them both– in a long slow fall away from our founding principles, towards every excess, bad idea, and anti-Christian notion on the books.

This sermon is a lovely thunderbolt of warning to awaken, fight, and work with God to stand on guard, keep our land glorious and free. Or fall.

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Thus saith,

Teh Binks



 

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

No Upbeat Homily for Canada Day

Canada Day only falls on Sunday once every seven years. That’s an opportunity for an upbeat homily about our beautiful country and our many blessings. But not this year—because we need to take a look at some things that are happening in Canada and what they mean for Christians.

I know you’d rather hear a homily celebrating Canada than criticizing it; so would I. But a friend sent me a quotation this week attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was not only America’s best preacher but a 20th century prophet. When I read it, I knew I couldn’t deliver a feel-good sermon today.

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Long quotations don’t make good homilies, but I’m asking you to listen carefully to these prophetic words:

Humanity in a crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives.

Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because they have no standard outside of themselves by which to measure their times. If there is no fixed concept of justice, how shall men know it is violated?

Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen.

I don’t think one Canadian in ten thinks we have a problem in this country. And I do think that most of those who recognize the destructive processes at work are people of faith.

But even men and women of faith often fail to understand the heights from which Canadian society has tumbled, because our fall from Christian morality has happened in slow motion—not from one cause but from many.
We could analyze numerous social shifts that are opposed to Gospel values—for that matter, opposed to the values shared by most major religions—but I want to point out three of the most recent.

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The first, of course, is euthanasia. Disguised by the Orwellian name “Medical Assistance in Dying,” the legalization of assisted suicide threatens the vulnerable, draws health care workers in to a moral snare, and creates an entirely false idea of compassion. It should not be necessary to remind people at Sunday Mass that assisted suicide can never be the right choice, but our first reading puts it simply: “God does not delight in the death of the living.”

Life is a good in and of itself— God “created all things so that they might exist.” All life is precious; its value is not measured by the so-called “quality of life” or anything of that sort.

We were created for eternity, and it is in eternity that the quality of life will more than compensate for the struggles some people encounter at the end of their life on earth.

Before turning to the second social shift—I should really call these legal shifts—I want to give you another reason for this somber homily on what should be a joyful day. The reason is simply this: law-abiding people, people like us, tend to think that if something’s legal is must be right. Law not only reflects social values, it creates them.

Archbishop Carney once told me that chicken wasn’t subject to meat rationing during the Second World War. As a result, Catholics—who were not allowed to eat meat on Friday—started to eat chicken, since if the government said it wasn’t meat, it must be true.

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The second shift is the redefinition of tolerance. Canadians pride themselves on tolerance. American comedians on the late-night shows make jokes about how nice we are. But my dictionary says that to tolerate means “to allow the existence or occurrence of something, without interference.”

The courts have redefined tolerance in numerous decisions interfering with the freedom of people of faith. The most recent may be the most serious: the Supreme Court of Canada has effectively allowed the legal profession to be closed to graduates of a law school where students must commit to live according to the moral norms that were once universally held by all Christians. In the words of the two dissenting judges, the Court has turned the protective shield of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms into a sword.

And there’s not much doubt which group of Canadians that sword will slash.

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The third source of sadness on this Canada Day may surprise you, since it’s hardly as grave as the euthanasia or Trinity Western decisions. But as I told you, I’m focusing on the most recent social shifts, and this one’s also current—the court-ordered legalization of marijuana, now enshrined in law.

Just last week, the Canadian bishops issued a statement reminding Catholics of the harm that will flow from increased marijuana use. They cite the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and the Canadian Paediatric Society as pointing out how “the use of cannabis is linked to addictions, depression, anxiety, psychosis, damage to brain development, and lung problems such as asthma and emphysema.”

Although I didn’t use marijuana, I grew up hearing that it was not addictive. That was a lie or at least a huge mistake in terms of what we know now. The bishops rely on modern science and the modern understanding of addictions when they say marijuana “is an addictive substance that will have disastrous effects” for many people.

There was a time when a Canadian who didn’t break the law would be following God’s law in most matters. Sadly, tragically, that time has passed. Only the Creator’s law can guide us now to the good life, and to the righteousness that leads to life eternal.

It is truer than ever that

“Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen.”

So on this Canada Day, let’s not only pray for the nation, but lift up our eyes to the lofty vision of creation and the human person that is our heritage as Canadians and Christians.

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Mother Canada weeps for her children, and their future.