The Robber Baron Revival Era
There could no better story than the one below, to distill the social disintegration of the United States, with the Bishop of the morally bankrupt Catholic Church, incorporated and exploiting financial bankruptcy to avoid paying reparations, invoking First Amendment rights in denouncing Obama, a spineless, empty suit, operated by corporate powers, by attributing to him a social "agenda", pertaining to female reproductive rights, while pretending not to realize that if Obama, the "Constitutional Law Professor", were to be distinguished, it would have been specifically for his total disregard for Human Rights and the US Constitution, while ADL, a reactionary and corrupt organization, exploits religious past and moneyed legal power to enforce on behalf of the 1%. Beyond that, the parlance reflects the normalization by ever wider parts of the body politic of the totalitarian nature of the American regime, with the ecclesiastic, in the true medieval fashion, the only power able to stand up to it. And all it employed to distract the People of their predicament at the onset of the Robber Baron Revival Era.
ADL condemns bishop for Obama, Hitler, Stalin comparison
The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish group that for generations has fought racism and anti-Semitism, has condemned Peoria, Ill., Catholic Bishop Daniel Jenky for remarks it terms �outrageous, offensive and completely over the top.�
The arch-orthodox Bishop Jenky, in a sermon at St. Mary�s Cathedral in Peoria, likened President Obama�s �extreme secularist� policies to those of Germany�s �Iron Chancellor� Otto von Bismarck, Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin.
President Barack Obama on previous Seattle visit.
As related in the Chicago Tribune, Jenky said:
�Remember, that in past history other governments have tried to force Christians to huddle and hide only within the confines of their churches, like the first disciples in the upper room. In the late 19th Century, Bismarck waged his �Kulturkampf�, a culture war against the Roman Catholic Church, closing down every Catholic school and hospital, convent and monastery in Imperial Germany.
�Clemenceau, nicknamed the �priest eater,� tried the same thing in France in the first decade of the 20th Century. Hitler and Stalin, at their better moments, would just barely tolerate some churches remaining open, but would not tolerate any competition with the state in education, social services and health care.�
�In clear violation of our 1st Amendment rights, Barack Obama � with his radical, pro-abortion and extreme secularist agenda � now seems intent on following a similar path.�
It wasn�t Jenky�s only comparison. He also took after Catholic politicians who do not follow dictates from the Church hierarchy, saying:
�May God have mercy especially on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, but in their public lives, rather like Judas Iscariot, betray Jesus Christ by how they vote and how they willingly cooperate with intrinsic evil.�
Lonnie Nasatir, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League in Chicago, asked Jenky to apologize and described the bishop�s homily as �outrageous, offensive and completely over the top.�
�Clearly Bishop Jenky needs a history lesson,� said Nasatir. �There are few, if any, parallels in history to the religious intolerance and anti-Semitism fostered by Stalin, and especially Hitler, who under his regime perpetuated the open persecution and ultimate genocide of Jews, Catholics and many other minorities.�
The Tribune could not reach Jenky for comment. The conservative wing of the Catholic hierarchy has taken to denouncing the press as part of what it claims is an assault on �religious liberty� in America.
Seattle�s Catholic Archbishop J. Peter Sartain was previously bishop of the neighboring Joliet, Ill., diocese.
Posted by Joel Connelly on April 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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Tags: Obama, Catholic Church, ADL, First Amendment, Reproductive Rights, US Constitution
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