Chinese bishop detained again in campaign of harassment

A saint in the making, one would think:

Chinese authorities have arrested an ailing 70-year-old Catholic bishop, forcing him to continue the illegal detention that he has been undergoing for the past 13 years.

Bishop Augustine Cui Tai, coadjutor bishop of the underground church in Xuanhua Diocese, was taken away to a unspecified place on June 19, local Catholics told UCA News.The diocese is based in the northern province of Hebei, near Beijing.Bishop Cui has been detained since 2007 without following any judicial procedure. He has only been allowed to return home for a few days during festivals such as the Lunar New Year and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Pretty much thrown under the bus by the present Pontiff, one would also think.

BLM Founder, Soros Institute ‘Expert’, Called For ‘Opposing Capitalism’ . . . Colleague Admitted ‘We Are Trained Marxists’

In case you were wondering . . .

Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza – listed as an “expert” who’s “guiding the work” of George Soros’s Institute for New Economic Thinking – called for movements to “oppose capitalism” at the organization’s 2016 conference.

These . . . comments follow Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Patrisse Cullors describing the group’s Marxist influence, proclaiming:

“We actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular, we’re trained organizers. We are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories.”

The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) is the brainchild of progressive mega-donor and social justice financier George Soros. He’s also the group’s largest donor, funneling at least $50 million to INET since its inception in 2010.

Soros is also a major Democratic party and donor frequently branded as a “globalist” – and rightfully so. As The Guardian notes:

Read on . . .

What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant. Father Junipero Serra, and Christopher Columbus have in common?

These iconoclasts are either dumb or evil. In any case twisted.

None was a Confederate general. And all have had their statues torn down by mobs in the last few days, or, in the case of Roosevelt, had New York’s Museum of Natural History announce that a Roosevelt statue at the museum’s entrance will soon be removed.

As for iconoclasts, they have a history.

As for law enforcement:

The mobs ripped down statues in Portland, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and other cities without any fear of police interference. The police might as well have been defunded, for all they did to protect America’s historical monuments from vigilante violence.



Chicago shootings: 102 shot, 14 fatally, over Father’s Day weekend

While Black Lives Matter was the focus of a block party on our block (not kidding: the brain child of five young, otherwise neighborly, women, all white), it was Black-lives-don’t-matter elsewhere in our fair city.

Five children were among the 14 people killed, including a 3-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl killed in separate shootings in Austin on Saturday.

Chicago saw its highest number of gun violence victims in a single weekend this year with 102 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, 14 of them fatally. Five of those killed were minors.

The so far feckless-appearing top cop analyzed the matter, offering some thoughts impossible to deny, things a few of us had not realized.

In a Sunday news conference, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown reflected on the surge in gun violence. “Bullets don’t just tear apart the things they strike,” Brown said. “Bullets also tear apart families. Bullets destroy neighborhoods and they ruin any sense of safety in a community.”

As for what he and his police, otherwise presumably in a stinking bad mood from being widely discounted as lower than whale shit, are going to do about this chronic display of disrespect for black lives, he had more emotional outpourings —

“I put myself in that house, holding that little girl as she struggles to breathe,” Brown said. “I put myself in that hospital, clutching that baby with a bullet hole. Tears are natural reactions to these tragic stories of violence, but we need to do more than just cry.”

We? That little word shifts responsibility just enough to make readers feel a little more bad than usual as regards the trouble blacks have seen. The chief of police just one among the “we,” it might seem to the unwary.

Even this, which relies on the courts, not the police:

As Brown repeatedly pushed to “keep violent offenders in jail longer” and revamp the home monitoring program, he also hammered home the pervasive impact of gun violence.

Oh, and the legislature.

via Chicago Sun-Times