Why decent people have voted for Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event in Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S. November 4, 2016.   REUTERS/Carlo Allegri     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYFacing the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we considered Trump to be the lesser of two evils. That sentiment must have been shared by many Evangelicals and Catholics, as well as by pretty much all who care for issues such as the protection of human life as from conception, the dignity of marriage, the respect for religious freedom, etc. – in short, the values we also defend on this blog – and it is by now clear that their vote played a decisive role in the outcome of the US Presidential elections.

How come so many decent people have voted for such an indecent figure?  Continue reading

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The bad candidate has prevailed over the evil candidate. Let there be sung ‘Non nobis’ and ‘Te Deum’.

maxresdefaultNo, we are certainly not pleased that the new President of the United States is a man whose behaviour and opinions are erratic, who frequently uses coarse and insulting language, and who seems completely unprepared for the job. Donald Trump was a bad candidate, and we can understand all who distrust or dislike him.

But without doubt the alternative would have been far worse. Trump may be a bad man, but Hillary Clinton, if elected, would doubtlessly have promoted a profoundly evil agenda. Continue reading

Clinton covers up Chinese crimes against humanity

In the third and final televised debate for the US Presidency (full transcript here), the subject of abortion was on the table. Republican candidate Donald Trump claimed to be pro-life, while Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton stuck by her long-standing support for one of the most evil organisations on the planet, industrial-scale abortion provider Planned Parenthood. Clinton went further by seeking to cover up the forced abortion regime of communist China. Continue reading

Cultur of Death’s dirty war against the Catholic Church

You don’t need to be Catholic, or adhere to another Christian denomination, or even to any religion at all, in order to understand that in today’s world the Catholic Church is the most formidable  beacon of resistance against the all-pervasive Culture of Death. There may be other opponents – but the Catholic Church is the one that unites a great number of adherents, the capability of acting globally and reaching out to people of all social backgrounds, and a coherent set of arguments that, being grounded on sound philosophical thinking, cannot be easily dismissed as some kind of outdated “belief” of “superstition”.

If only the Catholic Church could be overcome, there would be nothing to prevent the destruction of society and the world-wide triumph of child-slaughtering, the physical liquidation of weak and the elderly, gender-ideology, sodomy, and the trafficking of human beings by so-called “reproductive doctors”.

The promoters and profiteers of the Culture of Death know this too – perhaps better than most Catholics. That is why they viscerally hate the Catholic Church and seek to fight it both from the outside and from within. Continue reading

US Elections: What is really at stake

0412trumpclintonmissouriThe stream of incredible news about US presidential hopeful Donald Trump seems endless. We seem to have already grown use to his coarse language, and to his promises of shutting the frontier to Mexican and/or Muslim immigrants. The latest news is that he wants the US to leave the World Trade Organization (!) and that he does not consider it worthwhile to support Estonia or other NATO partners in the (hypothetical) case of a Russian aggression.

Both suggestions are of course nonsense. Dangerous nonsense. Dangerous both for the US and for the rest of the world.

With regard to Hillary Clinton, the (Western European) mass media seem far less critical. This is unfortunate. While there is no doubt that the possible election of Donald Trump should be a reason for concern for any serious-minded observer, the election of Hillary Clinton would hardly be better. Continue reading