Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Make. The bastards. Fire you.

David French calls out Rod Dreher:
I have two responses to this. First, anyone facing social exclusion or career adversity because of their Christian or (especially) Christian conservative beliefs has my sympathy. Imagine, for a moment, working your entire life towards a career goal and then realizing that all that work could be rendered meaningless if your colleagues understand that you believe the Bible, that you can recite every word of the Apostles’ Creed (and mean it). Imagine the financial insecurity and the stress on your family at the thought that the wrong word at the wrong time could cost you your hard-earned job. I’ve been a Christian in Ivy League higher ed — both as a student and a teacher — and I know what it’s like. It’s not easy.
 Second, man up anyway. You’re part of the problem.
 I’m sorry, but I have a real problem — in an era when Christians are getting their heads sawed off in the Middle East — with the idea that, say, an American sociology professor feels to scared to proclaim his real beliefs on a liberal campus. I have a real problem — in an era when young Americans have been dying by the thousands in Afghanistan and Iraq in defense of liberty — with the idea that Americans on campus are too timid to even attempt to exercise those blood-bought freedoms. I have a problem with Christians — despite the example of Christ and the Apostles — who are too fearful to share the reason for their eternal hope. No one’s asking you to be a street preacher or some kind of unthinking loudmouth, but you should be ashamed of your timidity. 
G.K. Chesterton's friend Hillaire Belloc - sadly under-appreciated these days - once stood for a seat in Parliament. While giving a speech in Salford, he was heckled by an early 20th century version of the social justice warrior. Belloc replied, “Gentlemen, I am a Catholic. As far as possible, I go to Mass every day. This [taking a rosary from his pocket] is a rosary. As far as possible, I kneel down and tell these beads every day. If you reject me on account of my religion, I shall thank God that He has spared me the indignity of being your representative.”

Belloc lost the election but he justifiably kept his head up won the election. As I said the other day, and as French says in his post, if you keep your mouth shut when the Diversity-Industrial Complex has you in its sights, you are part of the problem. If you quake with fear at the idea of confrontation in the work place or on social media, you've already lost. Christians are getting beheaded in the Middle East by the religion of peace. Surely Western Christians aren't going to let the lavender mafia frighten them into silence?

If there's a realistic chance that you might get fired for questioning the pagan idols of progressivism, then make the bastards fire you and tell everyone why they fired you. I speak from personal experience here. If I can survive, you can too. If they take away your platform, build your own. 9 times out of 10, they will back off and find an easier target. If you care at all about restoring some semblance of a sane society - admittedly my five loyal readers and I probably won't live to see it - then for the love of Christ, don't back down before they even take to the field.

If you've been following the Sad and Rabid Puppies saga, you know that even as august a player as George R.R. Martin backs down when his bluff gets called. This isn't to say you should obnoxiously butt in to every conversation when your opinion hasn't been asked. Don't backtrack or keep your mouth shut if you get called out. Never, ever, ever give them an inch or they won't stop until you're ruined.

h/t: Est Quod Est

3 comments:

  1. Belloc did not loose the election; he won quite handily and served for four years in Parliament.

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  2. This has actually become a meme for Liberal Christians:

    "How dare you whine about persecution! Christians in the Middle East are being beheaded!"

    There are a few points of observation on this issue.

    1) Few ruling regimes ever begin with head-cutting. It is a commonly accepted historical fact that persecution begins with de-legitimization, lower legal status, vilification, and then progresses to mob attacks and finally mass murder. Are these 'Christians' telling us to wait until the people who chanted "hail Satan!" outside the Texas capital begin firebombing Christian places of worship as well as businesses (as was threatened to the Indiana pizzeria)? No complaints until then I guess.

    2) Important to note the Middle East Christians whom the Liberal Christians exalt so highly in these rebukes would most certainly NOT consider Liberal Christians to be real Christians at all. Yes, they are willing to be martyred because they won't affirm Mohammed as a prophet... they would also be willing to be martyred if ISIS wanted them to officiate some satanic version of a 'wedding'. The point is, like any true Christian, they will go to death before renouncing God, however that renunciation is due to be carried out.

    3) The lesson of the Middle East Christians is in fact an admonition to Liberal Christians themselves! The argument should be...

    "How dare you abandon the work of God and denounce His word as bigoted. These Christians went to their DEATHS before doing that!"

    The Liberal Christian does exactly what those in the Middle East refuse to be guilty of, apostasy by serving the wishes of a mob. As far as I am concerned, Liberal Christians are not Christians at all, and I'm sure every martyred soul in Iraq and Syria, who have kept their traditions for thousands of years, would agree with me.

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