The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ The Absoluters vs Absolute Notters
By Chip Murray
“The past participle of the Latin verb absolvere is absolutus. It means freed from any restrictions. Modern man wants no ‘absolutes.’ He wants to be loosed from things binding for all times and places.” ~ Fr. James V. Schall, J.T., TCT “On Absolutes”
My goodness Father Schall, you have this remarkable way of getting at the thorn. The Hatfields and Macoys eventually made up, as did the Northern Ireland Catholics and Protestants, as eventually will the Arabs and the Jews, but the Absoluters and Absolutely Notters. Now there’s what they might call in the marriage counseling business, the ultimate and hopelessly irreconcilable case.
They say different Presidents come and go, but it is always the same Deep State behind it all. The Absolute Notters may argue the case, but if the Deep State were Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, they would be its “delithium crystals” source of power. In fact the Deep State would be powerless without the subjective cover provided by the AN’s. I will provide you the following local example to prove my point.
By the grace of God, we have put together a local group of 8 private citizens who’ve come together to seek a healthier way to dialogue and find common ground. We are 4 Conservatives (A’s), and 4 Liberals (AN’s). In an effort to establish an essential core-principle patch of ground we could all start from, one of the members of the group drafted the following pledge;
“Common Ground” Pledge
I ______________ do hereby pledge, on my honor, to condemn in the strongest terms possible, the use of physical intimidation and violence as a means to silence OUR 1st Amendment Right to OUR cherished freedom of speech and expression. And further; as intimidation and violence are antithetical to the “healthy dialogue” mission and “common ground” objective of our group, I reject any and all groups and organizations who employ, support, and/or advocate such actions as a means to their objectives.
Would anyone care to hazard a guess as to which group refused to sign the pledge? Hint ~ It was the same group that recommended a NVC Workshop to the group…taught by a NVC-certified instructor of course. Oh yeah; NVC is the acronym for (wait for it)…Non-Violent Communication.
I won’t keep you in suspense. I drafted the pledge after viewing a video exposing a member of the anarchist group Antifa, caught using a bike lock to crack open the heads of Trump supporters. And, you guessed right if you guessed the AN’s refused to sign the pledge. Yes, the same group that recommended the NVC Workshop actually invoked Mother Theresa to make their argument. “Mother Theresa didn’t condemn war…she wasn’t ‘against’ war. She supported…she was ‘for’ peace.” I kid you not…
That is just one example of the A/AN dynamic turning our world upside down and inside out. But if you look at any one of the myriad of head-scratchers consternating our world in the context of the A vs AN feud, you will completely understand. The gender identity debate. BINGO! The illegal immigration and border debate. BINGO! Hey, why not let’s go right to the gigantically enormous pink elephant in the room? Islamic Terrorism. BINGO! The A’s and the AN’s use two completely different languages! The A’s call the savages ISIS…the AN’s call military-aged-males masquerading as refugees ISIL…sort of like the way they refer to the illegal aliens as undocumented citizens. As a result, my friends, we are literally coming apart at the seams.
I’ve befriended a Liberal-leaning Catholic priest who believes Pope Francis is a good Pope. I see him quite differently. While the entire world is bowing to the Orthodoxy of Islam, the Church led by Bergoglio (Francis), is running away from her own Truth. “Muslim Terrorism does not exist.” ~ Pope Francis, AN…while kissing the Koran.
There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.
— Rod Serling
There is a fifth dimension alright…the ultimate consequence of the greatest feud the world will ever know…it’s called Civil War.