I think we can all get behind this:
BUDAPEST, June 20 (Reuters) - Hungary's parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills that criminalises some help given to illegal immigrants, defying the European Union and human rights groups.
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has led eastern European opposition to EU quotas that aim to distribute asylum seekers around the bloc, criticising the open-door policy that German Chancellor Angela Merkel proclaimed at the height of the European migrant crisis in 2015.
Orban's right-wing Fidesz party tightened its grip on parliament in April elections after campaigning on an anti-immigration platform. Fidesz also demonised Hungarian-born U.S. billionaire George Soros and the liberal NGOs he backs, naming the new legislation the "STOP Soros" law.
Orban accuses Soros of encouraging mass immigration to undermine Europe, a charge he denies.
"The Hungarian people rightfully expect the government to use all means necessary to combat illegal immigration and the activities that aid it," Interior Minister Sandor Pinter wrote in a justification attached to the draft legislation.
"The STOP Soros package of bills serves that goal, making the organisation of illegal immigration a criminal offence. We want to use the bills to stop Hungary from becoming a country of immigrants," he said.
REMNANT COMMENT: Remember the story of Sodom and Gomorrah, where God promises Abraham he'd spare the city if even ten just men could be found? Well what if something similar is going on in Europe today? All of a sudden the good guys seem to be getting an assist from somewhere, despite billions of euros and the full court press of their global opposition. Maybe these are the “ten just men.”
Maybe this isn’t a slam dunk, after all. I mean, let’s face it--George Soros isn’t exactly Julius Felsenburgh. He comes off like a campy Bond villain---grotesque, yet laughably over-the-top. Not everyone in Europe is as enamored with this character as are liberal Democrats on our side of the pond.
In any case, it’s beginning to look as though the 'world without borders’ cartel may have jumped the shark. If we're picking up this much nationalist chatter on our side of the Atlantic, one can only imagine how much more there is on the ground over there where, suddenly, it's quite the winning hand for European politicians to go up against the mighty EU.
Whatever it is, this is fun to watch. The wheels of the EU Crazy Train appear to be coming loose.
All glory and honor to God
Fresh in from NationalReview.com: The Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of “anti-Muslim extremists.”
The SPLC announced Monday that it has agreed to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “To fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.” The settlement was the result of a lawsuit Nawaz filed in April over his inclusion on the SPLC’s “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.”
The list, which was published in 2016 and was intended to serve as a resource for journalists, was deleted shortly after Nawaz filed the suit. The deletion came roughly two years after Nawaz first demanded a retraction.
REMNANT COMMENT: This is a good start. After all, the SPLC's tactics endanger lives, as Mr. Nawaz pointed out when he announced he was going to sue them two years ago: "When you list heretics among Muslims in this way, they end up dead."
So now, what about everyone else the notorious SPLC has slandered and endangered with their fake news machine down in Montgomery, Alabama?
In December 2017, for example, here in Minnesota, the SPLC went after the mainstream Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC) and the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity for conducting a symposium on "Man, Woman and the Order of Creation", which the SPLC described as the work of "several anti-LGBT hate groups along with other discredited far-right extremists."
Since the event was sponsored by the MCC, the Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute, and the Siena Symposium for Women, Family and Culture, it’s obvious that the SPLC has become emboldened by the success of their fake news hatchet jobs of the past and are now ready to label even mainstream Catholic, diocesan organizations as "haters."
And what's the Catholic response been so far? “Well, at least the SPLC is not coming after me personally. I’ll just keep quiet and everything will be fine.”
This is embarrassingly naïve. As this story demonstrates, there is no appeasing the SPLC. Why? Because the SPLC folks do not believe their own fake news. They make things up and engage in every manner of character assignation against those with whom they have political disagreements. They know very well that these Catholic groups are not hate groups. But they throw it out there anyway, because that's what they do. That’s how they make money.
Create more scary boogeymen every year, and then terrify little old ladies out of their Social Security checks. After all, somebody's got to finance the SPLC super heroes out there saving the planet from Haters.
It's classic fake news, only with a fundraiser twist.
The only way to stop the SPLC is to stand up to them as did the Muslim group, the Quilliam Foundation. Take them to court. Expose them for the public menace they are. Appeasement is a strategy that is wasted on these well-financed bullies.
The SPLC went after Traditional Catholics years ago, and the mainstream Church lifted not one finger in defense. After all, these were “rad trads”….They probably had it coming!
But now mainstream Catholics are being targeted, such as the Minnesota Catholic Conference and even the brother of Catholic Answers president, Christopher Check.
On their website, the SPLC writes:
Father Paul Check was also scheduled to speak at the event. Check previously served as executive director of an “ex-gay” conversion therapy ministry, Courage International. In his role, he spoke out against LGBT inclusive policies and encouraged others to administer reparative therapy, claimed that sexual orientation is a false identity, and that homosexuality was immoral.
You see where this is heading? According the SPLC hate hunters, our scripture is “hate literature", our history is one long saga of hate and, before they're done, the entire Catholic Church will be labeled a “hate group”. Impossible? Not at all. The Nazis did it. The Soviets did it. And when the Democrats win back the White House, the SPLC will help them do it again.
If we Catholics can't "get it together" enough to stand together against this new Gestapo (as the Muslims are doing), they will continue to come after us all until our priests are in jail, homeschoolers are in psych wards, Catholic blogs are shut down, and Catholic bishops are too terrified to object.
Do you think this is someone else's problem? If you're a practicing Catholic, this is your problem. It's not a question of "if" the SPLC decides to come after your church, your group, your co-op, your family next--but rather "when".
The success of these SPLC fundraisers (thinly disguised as "hate investigations") depends on the cowardice of their victims. But when the victims turn around and fight back, the SPLC will lose, just as an abusive man wii lose once his battered wife decides she's had enough. Many people have had enough of the SPLC. In fact, PJ Media is now reporting that 'about 60 organizations' are considering a lawsuit against the SPLC following $3M Nawaz settlement.
It's time for Christians to stand up and fight back...while we still have the right to do so.
Last week President Trump received a scapular and a lesson on Fatima from Edward Baza Calvo, governor of Guam since 2011.
"About 165,000 people have taken a big sigh of relief since ten months ago the leader of North Korea was making pronouncements of the nuclear annihilation of our island," says Gov. Calvo in the short clip below from PacificDailyNews.com. "And now we have, ten months later, a document paving the way--signed by both [Trump and Kim Jong-un]--to peace and denuclearization,"
A year ago, when this crisis was unfolding, the traveling Lady of Fatima had just come from Korea to Guam, and fifteen minutes after Trump signed the agreement with Kim Jong-un, the statue arrived at the house of Governor Calvo. Being Catholic, he said, "I don't believe in coincidences."
In gratitiude to both Our Lady of Fatima and the U.S. President, Gov. Calvo handed Trump a scapular and told him that Catholics, such as Melania, would understand its significance.
COMMENT: Well, now we know he knows the rest of the story. What will happen next? God only knows. But as most of the human element of the Catholic Church have now betrayed their convenant with Almighty God, it remains to be seen who God will choose as recepient of His Grace to continue His work in the world. I have a feeling we might all be surprised at who from the highways will answer the call and come to the Lord's feast.
Please pray for the conversion of President Donald Trump. And let's also pray for the First Lady, that God will open her heart to the truth of the Church into which she was baptized.
May Our Lady of Fatima watch over them both, guide them and eventually open their hearts to the Way, the Truth and the Light. Unlikely? Perhaps, but with God's grace anything is possible.