During the recent Gay Pride March in New York City, Senator Charles Schumer was heard yelling “Justice!” along the parade route. Presumably he is supporting and advocating for equal legal rights for same-sex couples.
Given Mr. Schumer’s voting record in the Senate (vis a vis Wall Street & War), can he be trusted to know what is just with respect to anthropology? In fact Mr. Schumer is actually revolting against justice.
Today, words have lost their meaning especially in a society where deception is taught in schools and knowledge of the truth is frowned upon.
During a recent Charlie Rose Show, U. S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice used the word “sovereignty”, saying Russia had violated Ukraine’s sovereignty — to justify U.S. actions in Ukraine, minutes after advocating for a policy that violated Syrian sovereignty. In fact the U.S. violated Ukraine’s sovereignty first when it aided the February Coup.
When people try to justify themselves, rather than seeking justification from their Creator, words especially the word “justice” become arbitrary, and egoism reigns supreme — which is mockery of higher justice.
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church #1995, we read: “The Holy Spirit is the master of the interior life. By giving birth to the “inner man,” justification entails the sanctification of the whole being:
Just as you once yielded your members to impurity and to graeter and greater iniquity, so now yield your members to righteousness for sanctification. ..But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the return you get is sanctification and its end, eternal life. Rom 6:19,22