Last Crusade Archive

Last Crusade: The View from Nowhere

Posted August 13, 2017 By John C Wright

If you were the Devil’s Advocate, you would advise the Father of Lies to silence any opposition unheard, because even a soft, still voice of truth is deadly to the hopes of the Devil’s Party. One way to silence opposition is to claim that matters of private opinion are neither right nor wrong, true nor […]

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Last Crusade: Right, Alt-Right, Eternal Right

Posted August 6, 2017 By John C Wright

Suppose you are not a Leftist, not a Socialist, not a Communist, and not a Social Justice Warrior or a sniveling cave-dwelling cannibal subhuman ghoul of A.D. 802701 called a Morlock. What are you? You may or may not be Right. You may or may not be Alt-Right. But what is the alternative to Alt-Right […]

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Last Crusade: Wolves in Wool

Posted July 30, 2017 By John C Wright

Five accusations are used by the Devil’s Party to silence opposition unheard: the accusation of defying settled authority (which was discussed in a previous column); the accusation of bad faith; the accusation that an honest argument is merely subjective opinion; the accusation that current danger is too immediate to permit any dissent; the accusation that […]

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Last Crusade: Thought is Thought Crime

Posted July 23, 2017 By John C Wright

In a previous column (here) we discussed how, if one were the Devil’s Advocate, one would dress up the Devil’s case to have the best chance of fooling the gullible. The first deception advancing the Devil’s cause is to say the Devil does not exist because no spiritual truth exists. The second (here) follows from the […]

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Last Crusade: Unearned Laurels

Posted July 16, 2017 By John C Wright

In a previous column (here) we discussed how, if one were the Devil’s Advocate, one would dress up the Devil’s case to have the best chance of fooling the gullible. The first argument advancing the Devil’s cause is to say he does not exist. This allows politics rather than religion to be the center of […]

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Last Crusade: Thomism and Immigration

Posted July 9, 2017 By John C Wright

Prior columns have discussed the proper Christian teaching on the question of enemies, sojourners, trespassers, and refugees. All these are guests in our nation whose stay is not meant to be permanent. Often confused with these are immigrants, that is, strangers who come not merely to save life and limb or escape oppression, but who […]

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Last Crusade: Trespassers and Refugees

Posted July 2, 2017 By John C Wright

We are investigating the question of what the proper Christian is obligated by his love of Christ to support on the matter of illegal immigration. That a Christian nation has some moral obligation to help refugees in need is clearly announced in Scripture: but this is not the sole word the Scripture speaks on the […]

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Last Crusade: Strangers and Sojourners

Posted June 25, 2017 By John C Wright

In an issue where emotions run high, it is crucial, it is necessary, to put all emotion aside and weigh the arguments on both sides with cold clarity of thought, according to objective and dispassionate rigor. Such is the issue of legal and illegal immigration in America and Europe. To the one side are those […]

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Last Crusade: Deadly Junk Science

Posted June 18, 2017 By John C Wright

Junk science leads to more Junk Science leads to death.

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Last Crusade: The Debate is Over

Posted June 11, 2017 By John C Wright

If you were the Devil’s Advocate and wished to see his party prevail, one method you would advise the Prince of Darkness to adopt would be to find ways to silence objections. The witnesses must be silenced before they reach the witness box of public opinion. One way of silencing objections is to accuse any […]

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