Catholic Distributism

A few folks have wondered why I keep talking about the Distributists. Yes, they’re a fringe group, but as the Marxist revolution grows, some people with good intentions will take shelter in these evil ideas, thinking that because they’re cloaked in religion they are somehow made good. It’s like version 2 of the liberation theology subterfuge.
Every now and then you’ll find a Distributist who ADMITS that these policies (price controls by the government) will lead to shortages of necessities, and this is the scary part…will then reveal their total lack of concern about the resulting human suffering by saying, literally, “First of all, who cares?”.
BTW, I wrote to Dr Russell twice asking for a reply and he ignored me. Relevant comments start at 1:04:00
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You Don’t Trust the Feds, So Why Do You Trust Them to Kill the Right People?

Fellow Christians and others of sound mind and/or good will:

Support capital punishment in principle as a divinely instituted right of legitimate governments, but oppose it in practice.

Or do you want the people who hate you and your God and who believe evil is good and good is evil deciding which citizens to kill?

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The Tyranny of ‘Good’ Intentions

For Statists, whether Left or Right:

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.

The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult.

To be ‘cured’ against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.” {C.S. Lewis} H/T Eric S. GiuntaRead the rest

Church, Government or Bank?

Sorry for the poor quality picture.

This photo from c. 1880 hangs in the refectory at the Church of the Assumption in Nashville. The photographer was looking south at Capitol Hill, with the church in the foreground. If you’ve ever traveled through Europe or Latin America, you know that in most cities the church was placed in the center and often at the highest point in the city.

Isn’t it interesting that in the United States it is either a government building or a government-backed bank that took the church’s place in town?… Read the rest