Reaping what was not sown

A nation that does not plant wheat does not have bread.

Such a nation must import either the wheat or the bread. Easy enough concept to grasp. The same applies in human resources.

NO babies, no workers. (Leaving aside the biblical imperative) Yet nations insist that prosperity comes from limiting human resources.

Spain (and the rest of Europe) faces a severe labor shortage.

“The percentage of foreign workers, who generate nearly half of the Spanish GDP growth, will grow from the current 20-25% to 35% of the Spanish workforce in 2010.” New reports put the number of foreign workers needed at 150,000 per year for Spain alone. Without the imported labor, the Spanish economy is threatened. Most of the imported labor is not Christian. Most are Islamic. Thus, the economy of Iberia may be saved for a the next generation, but not for Spaniards or their culture.

How did Spain find itself in such dire need of workers? Simple: Abortion and Contraception.

I’m amused when people tell me that God does not punish people for specific sins in specific ways. Every speech I deliver brings out a few well meaning souls who are too sophisticated to believe that certain behaviors are “punished” by God in some direct manner.

Okay. I see the exact meaning of their objection–but I maintain that the sin that is chosen carries within it the consequence (the “punishment”) that soon afflicts the sinner/ nation.

When the post modern Western world decided that personal material prosperity meant smaller families, or when individuals sought unlimited libidinal license minus children, they had no concept ( literally !) that their behaviors sowed seeds of national and cultural and familial death for the coming generation.

After all, it is called a generation for a reason–it must be generated.

The Death of the West can still be averted, but soon enough the mathematical point of no return will be upon us.

Population control as a personal or political policy is a death wish.


See a related post “Keen Assessment” at Feminine Genius

See Jennifer Roback Morse on Love and Economics

A Lifesite report on this topic here


Why Be Scared?


Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead, expose them.

——–Eph.5 :11


Welcome one and all!

The title for this blog is taken from letter written by Catholic author Flannery O’Connor near the end of her life, “Be properly scared, go on doing what you are doing, but take the necessary precautions.”

It seems to me that this is the right balance for Christians in our era–go on doing what you are doing, don’t dissolve in panic …but take the necessary precautions.

Precautions include being responsibly informed and battle ready for the culture war. The general idea here will be to play the observant child to the naked emperor. Help me explore the illogic of those cultural blips that are based on fuzzy logic or wishful thinking, not on objective reality, and often in utter disregard for truth.

Catholics–all Christians –ought to seek truth. We are people who understand that truth is ultimately the greatest charity, the greatest mercy. Be Properly Scared  will examine those cultural and political policies that reflect an errant culture’s emotive wish rather than an objective respect for human nature and the given order. A reasoned rant, if you will.

I’ve just read a paper by a favorite philosopher. His article is based on a Chesterton conversation. The Chesterton phrase that made me smile was, “An abominable darkness of brain,” and I’d use that as a tagline if there was a way to add it to this template. How apt. Our era slides deeper toward the darkness–a darkness of mind and spirit–that we call the Culture War. Our goal is to shine a light on that “abominable darkness of brain.”

As for the banner across the top of the blog, a setting sun, it is a visual representation of the finite nature of time. Today is the day to do something.


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