Monday, March 26, 2007

Comrade Mahony's At It Again
Mahony's theology is as flawed as his history

Helmet Tip to both Jeff Miller over at The Curt Jester, and Quintero over at LA Catholic

I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.... Mahony's latest dive into the pool of Marxism is something called the "Cesar Chavez Mass". What the hell is that? I guess you're suppose to pick lettuce on your way up to hearty Communion meal of tortillas and tequila. And of course that begs the question, do I take Communion with salt and lemon? Hmmm... I wonder if Mahony is commissioning a committee to formulate a hymn that incorporated the lyrics "lick it, slam it, suck it"?

But I digress, when I start reading the drivel put forth to advertise this little fiesta, I'm just further convinced that Mahony could give a tinkers damn less about the salvation of anyone's soul. He just wants to save society. Example (from the Archdiocese of LA website);

• Recognition of the important contributions of immigrants in our society and their rights as human beings, and for comprehensive immigration reform
• Civic action for real political and social change.
• The plight of all farm workers, especially those affected by the recent citrus freeze.
• The continuous struggle for low-wage workers’ right to organize and healthcare for all.

Face it, this fandango is specifically for the illegal aliens.

But Comrade Mahony, as usual, screwed up. Turns out that César Chávez isn't exactly the Patron Saint of illegals that Cardinal Majoto envisioned.

Take a gander at a bit of an article from reporter Ruben Navarrette Jr. of the San Diego Union, March 30, 2005;

Despite the fact that Chávez is these days revered among Mexican-American activists, the labor leader in his day was no more tolerant of illegal immigration than the Arizona Minutemen are now. Worried that the hiring of illegal immigrants drove down wages, Chávez – according to numerous historical accounts – instructed union members to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service to report the presence of illegal immigrants in the fields and demand that the agency deport them. UFW officials were even known to picket INS offices to demand a crackdown on illegal immigrants.

And in 1973, in one of the most disgraceful chapters in UFW history, the union set up a "wet line" to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States. Under the guidance of Chávez 's cousin, Manuel, UFW members tried at first to convince the immigrants not to cross. When that didn't work, they physically attacked the immigrants and left some bloody in the process. It happened in the same place that the Minutemen are now planning to gather: the Arizona-Mexico border.

At the time, The Village Voice said that the UFW conducted a "campaign of random terror against anyone hapless enough to fall into its net."

And by the way, before anyone starts screaming what a racist I am, please know that my late grandfather was Antonio Diaz Perez (+), and my late grandmother was Estella Pangalinan Perez (+).

So there.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racist? You might have a future in Dodger management. It might behoove you to take the "Al Campanis Accelerated Management" course though.
Learn from the best.

Actually, I know you're not a racist...I watched the whole NASCAR race at Bristol, and I didn't see nor hear one mention of you.

6:28 PM  
Blogger quaremerepulisti said...

Brilliant to cut off the bigotry-squad at the pass, Caveman. I'm afriad, however, that the lyrics you suggest for Mahoney's hymn may already been in use in the Archdiocese, in the activities in the Church basement following the "Dignity Mass".

8:06 PM  
Blogger Anita Moore said...

You said:

I'm just further convinced that Mahony could give a tinkers damn less about the salvation of anyone's soul. He just wants to save society.

This reminds me of what Paul Johnson said about Lenin in Modern Times:

His humanitarianism was a very abstract passion. It embraced humanity in general but he seems to have had little love for, or even interest in, humanity in particular.

12:39 AM  

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