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From Casey Chalk’s piece at CRISIS Magazine, We Are All Karens Now:
The French philosopher Simone Weil wrote, “The fact that a human being possesses an eternal destiny imposes only one obligation: respect.” As Catholics, we are called to see people as individuals, created in the image of God, who are worthy of love and respect. “Human persons are willed by God; they are imprinted with God’s image. Their dignity does not come from the work they do, but from the persons they are,” wrote Saint John Paul II in Centesimus annus.
As a Catholic and a conservative and a middle-aged white woman (ahem), I’m totally onboard with those sentiments. No one is without sin or bad behavior, including public tantrums. This gets to the heart of the Christian ethos and explains how the Social Justice movement is anti-Christian: it is without mercy. Without forgiveness. The Karens of the world are simply people who’ve been caught behaving badly on camera. There isn’t a person reveling in their cancellation who isn’t in need of forgiveness for some similar bad behavior at one time or another. Not one.
The Pattys, however, are another story. “Patty” refers to Patty Hearst, the granddaughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst, who became famous for her kidnapping and brainwashing by the Symbionese Liberation Army in 1974. To my knowledge, Stella Morabito (Why Do So Many White Women Hate Themselves?) is the first to make the comparison between Hearst and the woke white women torching and terrorizing our communities and verbally abusing policemen — including policemen of color (POC). She contends they have been similarly brainwashed and convinced to hate who they are:
They isolated her in a closet and put her through Maoist-style indoctrination sessions, schooling her in “white privilege” and “systemic racism” even though those terms were not yet in wide circulation. They explained to her that “Amerikkka” was a racist and evil society. Day after day, they called her a privileged “bourgeoise bitch” and her father a “pig of the corporate fascist state.” She duly memorized the propaganda they assigned her, and though she was harassed and even raped, she was also fed and sheltered.
Isolation and predatory alienation were key to Hearst’s transformation. Separated from any familiar influences, she became totally dependent on her captors and bonded with them. Once cemented, that Stockholm Syndrome bond is not easily broken. When Hearst agreed to join the SLA after six weeks in captivity, she emerged with the new identity “Tania” and publicly disavowed her family.
After most of the active SLA members were killed weeks later in a shootout with police, Hearst had countless opportunities to simply walk away. Instead, she remained a fugitive with a small SLA remnant for the next 16 months. She later said her brainwashing was so thorough that she had no free will, no sense of self, and couldn’t think her own thoughts.
Isolation, indoctrination, “white privilege,” “systemic racism,” Amerikkka — sound familiar? America, honey, we’ve got to get our kids out of these corrupt and corrupting institutions. Why would we do this to our daughters? How can we rationalize subjecting them to one more day of this brainwashing? Look at the monsters they’ve become (language warning):
Save the Pattys; save America.Published in