Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chavez buys American Friendship via Citgo

I have never cared much that Monmouth lacks a Citgo station. It's a small town, no need to have any more gas stations than we have combined churches and bars. But having come across this Gateway Pundit piece, I am now very happy to say there is no Citgo station in Monmouth, because, if there were, I'd be forced to more than boycot. I'd be forced to picket. And my knees would not love me for that.

But Citgo is paying for OOOooogo Chavez to roam around the city of New York, selling his anti-American stuff to the unsuspecting boys and girls of Harlem. What he's holding up with that Chomsky book isn't magic beans. It isn't even manure. At least something can grow from manure. All Chavez has to offer is incitement to violence. Hatred never grew anything but more hatred and death.

And let us not forget where he is speaking, from what lectern is he introduced by leftist tool Danny Glover: St. Ambrose Church in Harlem. This church is apparently no host to true Christian beliefs, if it invites such "luminaries" Hugo Chavez. This is the same "Christian" church which openly celebrated the anniversary of Fidel Castro's birth. A month ago, they clebrated the life of a man who has enslaved a nation. Today they're supporting, hosting a man who enourages Hizballah's presence in his home country, as well as in the Mideast. Today they're supporting, hosting a man who has called America an "Imperialist monster". Today they're supporting a system (marxism) which, by its very nature, denies Christ and denies the role of God in every man's life, supplanting both with a heavy-handed government (like that of Chavez). Why, then, does this church still keep the name of Ambrose upon its walls? This, the man who said, "No one heals himself by wounding another", still present in name only, apparently, on the church who fetes a host to murderers and terrorists.

Then again, Saint Ambrose, patron saint of learning, once said this, too:
To avoid dissensions we should be ever on our guard, more especially with those who drive us to argue with them, with those who vex and irritate us, and who say things likely to excite us to anger. When we find ourselves in company with quarrelsome, eccentric individuals, people who openly and unblushingly say the most shocking things, difficult to put up with, we should take refuge in silence, and the wisest plan is not to reply to people whose behavior is so preposterous.

Those who insult us and treat us contumeliously are anxious for a spiteful and sarcastic reply: the silence we then affect disheartens them, and they cannot avoid showing their vexation; they do all they can to provoke us and to elicit a reply, but the best way to baffle them is to say nothing, refuse to argue with them, and to leave them to chew the cud of their hasty anger. This method of bringing down their pride disarms them, and shows them plainly that we slight and despise them.

If I were even remotely a good Christian (if, indeed, I were a Christian instead of a wishy-washy agnostic), I'd be chewing over this advice, trying it for at least a day or two. That seems to be what our President has done.

Hmph. Hasn't brought down the far-leftist nuts, so far.

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