Daily Archives: May 13, 2014
When a group at Harvard announced they planned to hold a Satanic Black Mass ritual on Monday, May 12, 2014, Catholics responded by scheduling a Eucharistic Procession and Holy Hour for 8-9 PM at St. Paul’s Church to make reparation and to pray. These are my favorite photos from the event.
Part of Harvard President’s statement:
“Consistent with the University’s commitment to free expression, including expression that may deeply offend us, the decision to proceed is and will remain theirs. At the same time, we will vigorously protect the right of others to respond—and to address offensive expression with expression of their own. I plan to attend a Eucharistic Holy Hour and Benediction at St. Paul’s Church on our campus on Monday evening in order to join others in reaffirming our respect for the Catholic faith at Harvard and to demonstrate that the most powerful response to offensive speech is not censorship, but reasoned discourse and robust dissent.”
The Black Mass was canceled after its sponsor withdrew support and the group was unable to find any venue to host the event.
WEEKS after a Nigerian activist launched the #BringBackOurGirls campaign that helped get journalists interested in the terrorist kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, FLOTUS used her massive personal influence to further the cause of rescuing the girls before their savage kidnappers sell them into slavery.
She sent a tweet.
- Your husband is President and a hashtag on twitter is the best you can do?!?
- Changing the world. Failure.
- Yeah, that hashtag is literally the least you can do.
- There’s something peculiarly end of civilization about the First Lady’s tweet.
- Surely a hashtag will tug at Boko Haram’s heartstrings, right?
- Especially when it’s got a real serious looking FLOTUS selfie HOLDING a hand written sign!
- Hashtag Foreign Policy. Take it to Twitter. That will show ’em.
- Michelle’s tweet further proves that action is not as important as “feeling” for the left.
- Modern liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of talking, not doing.
- Yup. Someone “calls on government” to do something and the world gets fixed. It’s that easy!
- Hashtag activism may be the the ultimate example of completely pointless self-satisfaction.
- They don’t *actually* care. They do it to inflate themselves. It is the emptiest of empty gestures.
Hillary Clinton … whose husband refused to go after Osama bin Laden … weighed in with her own self-aggrandizing and nonsensical tweet that suggested somewhere in the world there exists a conscionable reason to target innocent girls.
Please note Clinton’s tweet was THREE DAYS before Mooch got around to hers. But then, Mooch included a selfie and a hand-written sign, so undoubtedly took lots more time and thought. Or something.
Via Mark Steyn:
“Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn’t actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn’t require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama’s hashtag is just a form of moral preening.”
Last October, Steyn reported another Boko Haram atrocity:
“The other day, members of Boko Haram, a group of (surprise!) Muslim ‘extremists’, broke into an agricultural college in Nigeria and killed some four dozen students. The dead were themselves mainly Muslim, but had made the fatal mistake of attending a non-Islamic school. ‘Boko Haram’ means more or less ‘Learning is sinful.'”
Yeah. Cuz you know what terrorists respond to? Smoking holes where their buddies used to be. Not hashtags.