As We Remember Hiroshima

Traddery remembers the only thing that matters to them: themselves.

Here is a truly appalling and self-involved piece over at 1 Peter 5 that confirms why CRISIS!!!!!! would acquire the site (as they just did): so it can stop pretending to be about anything but what it always was: weaponization of MAGA Catholicism against the Faith and the Holy Father and the attempted transformation of the Church into a wholly-owned subsidiary of the GOP and the rich who own it.

It is a piece that is breathtaking in its selfishness, narcissism, incoherence, and self-pity as it hits the trifecta:

  • Rationalizing the mass murder of Japanese innocents (including, by the way, unborn and infants since abortion in the service of flag-hugging, star-spangled patriotism is peach with the Cult):

“The purpose of this first nuclear attack in history was to expedite the end of World War ll and save the lives of potentially thousands of Allied soldiers and civilians.”

(This lie, while popular civic piety with MAGA Catholics, is contradicted by a host of military figures from the Second World War, as well as by the Church, which calls it a “crime against man and God”.)

  • Insulting the Blessed Virgin with the suggestion that her blessing was on this war crime

“Japan surrendered to the Allies six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, thus bringing an end to World War II. The date? It was August 15, the feast of Our Lady’s Assumption into Heaven.”

  • And, of course, likening the sufferings of butt-hurt comfy white Trads living the life of Reilly with the agonies Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

“Seventy-six years later, on the feast day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, another bomb, this time of a spiritual nature, would explode on the world: Traditionis Custodes. 

It is striking to note how many commentators have described the document in military terms: ‘bombshell decree,’ ‘all-out assault,’ ‘a nuclear weapon,’ ‘Act of War.’ McGill University professor, Douglas Farrow said in First Things, ‘Francis, himself, seems to have weaponized the Latin Mass in the very act of suppressing it.'(Italics mine)

In these historic times let us confidently turn to Our Lady and never forget: ‘She is fearsome as an army drawn up for battle.’”

Every time Trads open their mouths about Francis’ motu proprio that told bishops “If Trads are being selfish and disruptive pains in the neck in your diocese, you are perfectly free to tell them they can’t celebrate the Tridentine Rite anymore” they go out of their way to demonstrate why the Holy Father has every reason to regard them as stunningly self-absorbed, lacking basic human empathy skills, and behaving like hostile, selfish, wilful children. To look at Hiroshima and come away with that conclusion has to win some kind of award for tin-eared narcissism.

Meanwhile, may the Transfigured Lord hear our prayer for the dead of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and for mercy for every deluded soul who still tries to justify the mass murder of innocents.

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8 Responses

  1. It is striking how the writer mentions John Hersey’s book, which looked at the people impacted–both in the immediate aftermath, and in the weeks that followed, as radiation poisoning took so many lives–but ignores so much of what it said. And while she points out the co-incidence of Marian threads (surrender on Assumption, feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the church that survived the explosion), she forgets today is the feast of the Transfiguration. In her two accounts, she skips the obvious possibility that those who embrace the brown scapular of the Carmelite order seek to embrace Marian virtues of humility and obedience, among others.

  2. Some other things that happened on August 15, clearly showing Our Lady’s anti-American and Anti-British bias, and showing a preference for all things hippie, communist and anti-imperialist. Roll eyes and … roll credits.

    2015 North Korea Introduces Pyongyang Time

    1973 US involvement in Vietnam ends

    1969 The Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens its doors to participants and spectators

    1960 Congo gains its Independence

    1947 India Becomes Independent From British Rule

    1769 Napoleon, Corsican/French military officer and political leader was born

  3. Woah, that’s some blasphemous stuff right there. I mean the passage about Mary in particular. God have mercy, the mind reels. 🤦‍♂️

    Love for one’s nation is perfectly healthy, but conflating the cause of Christ with the cause of America (or any temporal kingdom) is very much not. Whenever that’s been attempted it always ends in tears.

  4. Thank you for the link to American military figures who disagreed on the use of the Bob. I had not been aware of this.

  5. This is the first I’ve ever heard of the idea that the Blessed Virgin Mary helped drop the atomic bomb on Japan, which is truly appalling (if anything, the more common crazy theory I’ve encountered online is that Nagasaki was chosen in part due to its large Catholic population). I wonder what the small traditionalist group of Japanese Catholics in Tokyo would think about this.

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