July 02, 2020

Wolves and Sheepdogs


Timothy Birdnow

Here is an excellent essay on the cowardice of modern Conservatives and especially the Church from a Catholic high school teacher who got "canceled" for calling Black Lives Matter terrorists.

From the essay by Timothy J. Gordon:

In the parlance of the Western film, we got a fight comin’, and it’s comin’ today. Stand and fight. Our institutions—the academy, news and entertainment media, our politics, our economy, and even the Church—are so thoroughly infiltrated that the Jacobins, once camouflaged but now demasked, may desecrate the tombs of the holy and topple statues of Christendom’s paragons in the bright noon light.

The terrorists, wolves among sheep, control the responses, and even the moral imaginations, of the fold: accordingly, one gets fired for opposing terrorism. Fat, comfortable suburbanites have for too long preferred to sacrifice their champions rather than jeopardize their comfort. But my firing—and, I fear, more like it—must be the clarion call to a new era: the era of the renewal of Christendom.

Thus far, we’ve been cultural losers, in every venue. Complacency and security have become our deadliest foes—far deadlier than even the human agents of the Deceiver who toil, night and day, to capture even the small, overlooked corners of the cultural landscape that their dominion currently lacks.

"The time has come for valor without renown,” as Aragorn tells Eowyn. I am calling for all to redeem their bespoiled manhoods in the perilous, yet salubrious crucible of cultural battle—with no quarter for the cowardly, no shelter for the insipid. We got a fight comin’, and it’s comin’ today.

Gordon cites Socrates, who says there is an age-old collusion between the sheep and the wolves against the sheepdog, the one who protects. So often the sheep hate the dog more than the wolves who would eat them.

He's right. There is a kind of suicidal desire to appease the enemy to the point where those who would fight are considered the problem.

And that is true in the Conservative population, and in Christ's holy Church as well. Everyone wants friendship with the world more than friendship with God.

The Book of Revelation warns that the worst of all churches is the church of Laodecia because "you are neither hot nor cold. As you are neither hot nor cold I will spew you from my mouth." That is the side we are fighting on today; lukewarm and apathetic.

That is why Make America Great Again is such a terrifying slogan to so many these days; it's the fear of the sheepdog over the wolves.

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1 Regarding the Church of Laodicea, I remember telling you a few years back that I have a Key Word Study Bible (KJV), which says that the nine churches to which the letters are addressed all correspond to historical periods, and that the church of Laodicea "portrays the apostate church of the last days (A.D. 1900-present)."

As far as the sheep fearing the sheepdogs, I can't really say if the problem lies there, or whether it's the wolves trying to convince them to fear the sheepdogs and instead put their trust in the wolves, who wish to establish a Socialist Utopia -- which will, of course, have no wolves, and therefore there will be no need for sheepdogs. The fact that this has never worked before in the history of mankind, especially in Socialist "paradises," doesn't matter. The wolves just wear different costumes every time.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at July 02, 2020 10:30 AM (Syz8b)

2 I agree Dana; the Church of Laodecia is the modern Church, and it is about to bear the consequences of surrender.

Yes, this is an ancient battle and the wolves never deliver on their promises. It's about who will get eaten. Sadly so many sheeple are happy to be eaten last...

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at July 03, 2020 07:59 AM (OelMC)

3 The sheep too often don't understand that when they sit down with the wolf to plan lunch, if a sheepdog is also present, there's a good chance the entree can be grilled cheese sandwiches. Not so if there's no sheepdog.

Problem is that the sheepdogs and the wolves often resemble each other to the extent the sheep get confused.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at July 03, 2020 11:03 AM (Syz8b)

4 Indeed. And sometimes the wolf slips into the sheepdog's company and brings his salt and pepper.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at July 03, 2020 12:14 PM (OelMC)

5 And the mint jelly. Don't forget the mint jelly. . .

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