Sherlock Holmes is no longer a world-renowned name, nor is his detective novel genre the mass market it was but there are still those who know what the dog did in the night-time. As Dr. Watson responded to Holmes’ question: “The dog did nothing in the night-time” was a turning point, so too is today’s media response to a speech by President Obama, in Ireland, of all places.
The President apparently stated clearly and in public that Catholic education is divisive and blocks peace and therefore, has to end. And the media emulated the famous canine, doing nothing. Maybe tomorrow? For now, ho-hum, not news. The news, is the death of an actor at age 51, which received lengthy coverage. (I presume he was a Democrat.)
The President and by association, the Democrat Party, has now declared war on the Roman Catholic church, long one of its major supporters (more fools they) with its Obamacare abortion and birth control mandates for Catholic institutions, gone on to add gay marriage orders for military chaplains (and since dithered but not given up on that) and has now started its first serious new battlefield with this threat to religious schools, started quietly, courtesy of U.S. media, in Ireland. Anti-Catholic Belfast, of course.
I seem to recall that the …what did they used to call it? Ah, yes, the old Constitution was supposed to be a barrier against government attacking the churches but of course, to the President, that’s out of date. Only Tea Party extremists support such stuff as that, right? so our President continues to bring his promised changes and his historic Catholic voters continue to vote for him as he chops down their Church. Change, indeed though what is to be hoped for from it seems uncertain.
That the media operate as government flacks now can’t be honestly argued anymore; an actor’s death versus an overt attack by the President on the Catholic Church and its right to educate (which includes, you notice, your right to be educated) is overt tyranny of intent, even if the act is withheld for now. The Prez wants only one, common-doctrine source of education, apparently. So do all who uphold the all-controlling State. Reduces trouble, you know.
But not to worry; it’s not even worth news space. Much more important that poor actor died too young. Even tonight, on Fox News, the Lefts’ favorite hate and the reputed Scourge of Democrats and all that’s good and holy.
One can visualize an IRS review of the tax exemptions for religious schools pretty soon, if the gradually leaking news of the Presidential sentiment continues in its placid calm. I leave what will likely follow to your imagination, while you ponder what famous actresses will attend the Gandolfini funeral and what they will wear… And if a fuss does work up, the Prez can always claim he was only referring to Irish Catholics…