Text: Andres Becker
(Paris) During the Office for the soul of Abbé Jacques Hamel, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois denounced secular ideology yesterday, which is promoted by France, and where Islamic terrorism thrives in its soil. For this truth that the Archbishop of Paris dared to utter, he was insulted and ridiculed.
Since the attacks of Islamic State (IS) on the editors of the radical leftist satire sheet Charlie Hebdo and the Jewish supermarket Hyper Cacher was perpetrated by French citizens with immigrant backgrounds, France now asks how it is possible that “Frenchmen” can so despise their own country.
Even those who alone registered cautious doubts about the question, were brought abruptly to silence. The question of Islam in France and mass immigration should not be raised in the official media segment anyway. The accusation is promptly “Islamophobia” and acts as a murder weapon. The corresponding, ideologically motivated changes to the criminal justice system through the introduction of opinion offenses, make it possible to make whole sets of questions largely taboo.
Those who, despite the bombings, dared to talk about a loss of identity of France, because the identity is replaced by a secular emptiness and a wild nihilism, was attacked at best as “extremist crusade nostalgics” and mocked.
The freedom of speech is stifled in France by thought control. It is no wonder that one of the most lucid comments about the evil that Europe has spread, originated from a Muslim, Hind Fraihi. As a Muslim, he enjoys a special treatment the Frenchman is not allowed.
Fraihi complains not only against radical Islam, he also questions what Europe has to offer young Muslims that came or were brought by their parents into the country. “Europe must offer these young people an alternative. The problem is that it has none. It has no recognizable identity any more. There is only individualism, but it separates the people, it does not join them. Europe must change. As long as it has just materialism, capitalism and individualism to offer, the situation is hardly better. ”
Even after the umpteenth attack in which a priest was murdered in Normandy at the altar of the church as he celebrated Holy Mass, the muzzle is still in place. It is also prohibited to name the great evil which has befallen France by name. Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Archbishop of Paris tried to scratch on the Tabu in his requiem for the murdered priest, Jacques Hamel. For this he was “crucified” by the nomenclatura and insulted.
“The Crisis of Our Society Demands Relentlessly Rethinking Our Values”
The cardinal criticized the politician buzzword of “values” that are apparently worthy to “defend,” but no one knows and explains what “values” they are because this is, which one is supposed to use, which since the incumbent since 2012 socialist government of France, but even their predecessor governments, has actually undermined the supporting values in corporate and social policy and in part openly oppose them.
On Wednesday, a day after the brutal ritual murder in Rouen, the cardinal said in his homily:
“The crisis that has gripped our society, urges us inexorably to reconsider our views, which are our most valuable possessions. Often the ‘values’ are invoked as a kind of talisman for which we should stand up, no matter what it costs. But we are less verbose when it comes to the content, and that’s the problem. […] For what values we are ready to sell everything that we possess in order to acquire and protect them? Maybe our aggressors have finally compelled us to identify the object of our resistance?”
He continued: “We have never had such prosperity, such a comfortable life and known such security in France as it is today. So many produced and – albeit unequally – distributed goods but it doesn’t prevent that we are afraid. Is that fear stirred therefore that we could lose so much of it?” Then the cardinal lamented the spiritual void, the “silence,” in which the threat from the jihadists is mixed that paralyzes the country. “The Silence of the parents towards their children and the failure of the transmission of values. The Silence of the elites against the decline of morals and legalizing of aberrations [He could have said abominations.]. Silence at work, at home silence, silence in the city. For what purpose should we talk? The many fears create blocks, a collective fear and anxiety. The anxiety urges us to hide and hide. Where will we find the strength to face these dangers? For those of us who believe in Jesus Christ, hope lies in trusting in His Word.”
Cardinal Denounced as “Homophobic” and “Violent”
Attention was ensured only for the references to moral decay and legalizing aberrations. Esther Benbassa, Senator of the Greens, of Jewish faith, born in Istanbul and with French, Turkish and Israeli passport, insulted the Cardinal of having pronounced “outrageous statements.”
Corinne Narassiguin, spokesman for the ruling Socialist Party and who specializes in “gay rights” and immigration, said she was “outraged” over the way in which the cardinal could “attack gay marriage in a sermon of hope in the face of terrorism.”
The former UMP minister of Youth, Health and Solidarity, Roselyne Bachelot, even spoke of an “unprecedented violence” that had been exercised through his words, and announced that “the fight against any and all discrimination” would be continued.
“Polemic Perfect Proof for What the Cardinal Wanted to Say”
From the side of the Cardinal, it was noted that Vingt-Trois did not specifically mean “gay marriage”, but a whole series of legal actions on issues of bioethics, of life beginning and the end of life.The Socialist government of President Hollande has been in power since 2012. Within a few years a number of measures in these areas, including so-called “gay rights” as well as the “gay marriage” and adoption rights for homosexuals, or like surrogacy and euthanasia. The government advertises aggressively for the killing of unborn children and fights life rights organizations. France registered in 2015 218,100 abortions. It created public places where drug addicts can shoot up legally. Gender ideology was adopted to be the official foundation of the entire education policy. It is already taught in the nursery and to children where they are early sexualized and aberrosexualized.
Cardinal Vingt-Trois criticized this “secular offensive” and put them in a context of Islamic terrorism, which has shaken France, because it relates to the question of what the foundations of the state are, how good are these and what causal, direct or indirect connections there to the attacks. For this he was denounced as “homophobic” and “violent”.
Vincent Neymon, spokesman for the French Bishops’ Conference , responded by saying:
“Cardinal Vingt Trois had the courage to say what he thinks. This polemic is the perfect proof of what the cardinal wanted to say.”