miércoles, enero 26

Virutas de blogosfera (XXXIX)

"Catholic social teaching is what is right. And the great majority of alleged Catholic conservatives I run into on the web regard it with suspicion and contempt, preferring to get their gospel of democratic capitalism, laissez faire, and disregard for the weak from Talk Radio and not bother with learning the true gospel teaching from the Compendium of Catholic Social Teaching. As long as this remains the case, the Church on the Right will continue to be as much a cafeteria as on the Left. Indeed, it will be more immune to correction because it will have sealed itself off from any sense of a bad conscience by saying that, so long as it opposes abortion, all other forms of contempt for Church teaching are okay. At least the Left doesn’t kid itself that it is faithful. It openly and cheerfully treats Church teaching with scorn, without the base alloy of hypocrisy."

(Mark Shead en NCR)




"Han instalado tal desmadre en la clerecía que tenemos sesudos análisis acerca de los condones: aunque en ese libro el Papa hubiera anunciado la parusía para el sábado, aquí solo se habla de condones, así de espabilados nos hemos vuelto, menudo país."






"Digo en el título que “Enhorabuena”. Y, tristemente, lo digo en serio. Cuando era (todavía) más joven pensaba, iluso, que el problema era que los políticos no acertaban con las medidas a tomar. Hoy la vida me da perspectiva, y pienso todo lo contrario. Han acertado de pleno. Es absolutamente imposible que siempre, todos, sin excepción, se equivoquen a peor. Simple cálculo de probabilidades. Así que es evidente que todo obedece a un plan perfectamente diseñado. Un plan dirigido a conseguir esa “generación mejor preparada de nuestra historia”. Por supuesto, preparada para mantener el chiringuito y la mamandurria, perdiendo, curso a curso, las dotes mínimas que pueden capacitar a uno para el análisis y la crítica."

(Gonzalo en Vamos Tirando)





"We like to think of history as a story of steady progress from barbarism, and we like to imagine the enemies of progress as all wearing clerical robes, but history is much more complicated. We move forward and we are hurled back by titanic forces, whether disease back then or anomie and apathy today."

(Scott Locklin en Taki's Magazine)



"Since this democracy is something we are willing to both kill and die for, it assumes the status of a religion, albeit a secular one. Like all religions, electoral democracy has its central sacrament, its central liturgy, and its central dogma; its sacrament is the secret ballot, its liturgy is the election campaign, and its dogma is that the election will represent the will of the people."

(John Médaille en Front Porch Republic)





"O, dicho de otra manera, "Milagro económico" era "los españoles gastándose los ahorros de los franceses y los alemanes". Y "Crisis económica" es "los españoles obligados a devolver el dinero que se gastaron" (más intereses)."

(Museros en Asando la Manteca)



"The problem, of course, is that Western nations are governed by tyrannical and corrupt cliques of professional power junkies who despise the helots they rule, while cynically paying lip-service to "democracy". Much has been made of governments' dread of other governments discovering their inner workings; today, when governments such as those of EU member states conspire together to frustrate the will of their own populations, their real fear is of their citizens discovering their agenda."

(Gerald Warner en Scotland on Sunday)





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5 comentarios:

Ignacio dijo...

Gracias por la consideración

Gonzalo dijo...

Muy honrado y agradecido, again.

Bosco dijo...

Me encanta encontrarme una selección tan acertada de viejos 'amigos'

Museros dijo...

Gracias por la mención, Embajador.

Embajador en el Infierno dijo...

De nada chicos