These words struck me:
Mr. Gingrich said he saw the same process happening in the United States, where American elites are guided by their desire to emulate the European elites, and as a result, anti-religious values and principles are coming to dominate the academic, news media and judicial class in America.
I´m in Spain right now and this morning I went to the Cathedral in Madrid and attended the beatification of 23 Spanish martyrs, members of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (as well as one married layman who worked at their school), who were dragged out of their school and seminary in Madrid and shot to death in a field and a park by the ¨Republicans¨ (aka, Communists) in 1936. And this had the full support of the labor unions and other working class groups because the attitude of the leftist intellectual aristocracy for decades had not only been non-religious but anti-religious.
The thing that I find a little frightening is that we have many of the same conditions in the US today: a leftist government and radical leftist Dem leader (Obama), a seething anarchist movement with lots of well-off ¨students¨ who have nothing better to do than sit around and proclaim their manifestoes, in between trashing the ¨kulaks¨ (small businesses), and a large conservative population that is completely intimidated and marginalized even though it probably represents the majority of Americans.
I think Gingrich is saying ¨Wake up!¨ He obviously had a wake-up call himself.
We need to reclaim our religious foundations and the foundation of Western culture and proclaim and enact them before the left gets so powerful that someday we´ll be the next set of martyrs.
Great perspective! Thanks for sharing about the beaitification of these people.
“I think Gingrich is saying ¨Wake up!¨ He obviously had a wake-up call himself.
We need to reclaim our religious foundations and the foundation of Western culture and proclaim and enact them before the left gets so powerful that someday we´ll be the next set of martyrs.”
This is precisely why I hope Speaker Gingrich is strongly relying on God. If he *fully* recognizes the danger we are really in as a nation...it will be more than a human battle against his election.