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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Proposed Alliance

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT:  A reader recently emailed an idea to me that I just had to share with the rest of my readers.  Now this is sure to be a controversial concept, especially to readers of this blog, but before giving in to a visceral gut reaction, read the whole article and hear me out.

We are all familiar with the Leftist fear of Muslims and Jews.  We know Leftist Liberals in the West will not dare attack Muslims or Orthodox Jews for their views on abortion, gay-marriage and religious rights.  We know Leftists fear that Jews will sue them and Muslims will (well let's just say they might not take kindly to such attacks on their religion).  So Leftists instead pick on Christians, particularly Catholics, because they know whatever fight they get from Christians will be muted if they even get a fight at all.  This is because for the last forty years Christianity, including the Catholic Church, has taken a defensive posture in society, and Christians are more apt to complain about wrongs committed against them than do anything about it.  In fact, the martyrdom tendency within Christian circles almost assures the Left that they can get away with any attack on Christianity with virtually no consequences.

Well, enough is enough.  The Catholic Knight is proposing an alliance that will surly be unsettling to any Leftist reading this blog.  Western Muslims frequently claim that they are misunderstood and do not share the radical beliefs of Islamists.  In fact, the separation of the words "Muslim" and "Islamist" is evidence that there are large Muslim groups who want nothing to do with the extremism popularized on the news.  Simultaneously, Orthodox Jews are almost always on the defensive against anti-Semitism.  Both groups claim they would gladly work with Christians to overcome harmful stereotypes if only Christians would work with them.  That being said, allow me to propose an unexpected alliance that is sure to scare the pee out of every Leftist in the Western world.

The Catholic Knight proposes the "Children Of Abraham Alliance" or COAA. 

Now before you get all bend out of shape, don't think for one second The Catholic Knight is proposing some kind of ecumenical syncretist society.  You should know me better than that.  No, the nature of this proposed alliance is 100% secular, having no doctrinal or religious dialogue other than how our respective faith morals should relate to the secular world.  The idea is to create a kind of NATO umbrella organization, in which an attack on one is an attack on all, kind of system.  When the moral values of one religious system are attacked by the Left, the other two spring into action, defending the moral values each holds dear.  Of course, any type of a COAA would have to agree in advance what sort of moral values all three major religions have in common, and it would be these values alone the COAA would act upon.

Here is how it would work.  Suppose an offensive city ordinance, like the anti-Catholic resolution in San Francisco for example, is passed by a city council.  The ordinance is a direct attack on the Catholic Church's teaching against homosexuality.  The local bishop puts a word out to his lawyers, the Catholic League and the COAA.  Within hours a press release is issued from the local chief rabbi and the head imam in the city, announcing that such an attack on one Abrahamic religion is an attack on all Abrahamic religions and each groups lawyers will rally to the side of the religion that has been attacked.  Then a few days later the protests begin, consisting of Catholics, Muslims and Jews protesting the assault on one which is an assault on all. 

The concept behind this is there is strength in numbers but it's more than that.  Leftists are cowards at heart.  They will not dare attack the religious moral values of Jews and Muslims for fear of legal blow back and enraged public demonstrations.  Catholics on the other hand, have a good record on defending the rights of others, but a very poor record on defending our own rights.  The creation of the COAA would give Catholics the opportunity to do what we do best, which is defend the rights of others in need.  Simultaneously, it would also give us some much needed legal and demonstration assistance in defending our own rights.   This is not to mention that it would probably scare the hell out of every liberal Leftist from coast to coast.  That alone is enough to make it all worth while.  I ask you to consider this proposal and think it over carefully before posting your response below.