Mike Church Show 060116 Seg 1-2: Archbishop Sheen– Hiroshima’s Bombing Was ‘Muricah’s Moral Turning Point
Written by Christopher Warshauer on 06/01/2016
Mandeville, LA – Last week, President Obama gave a speech in Japan; the immediate response from “conservatives” was to the tune of ‘Oh, Obama’s on another apology tour…’. The maniacal deceptiCons piled it on thick. But, let’s look at the logic of this. Was the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki moral?? It was NOT okay. Although not an apologist for Obama, Mike wants you to know: this most diabolical of baby killers, Dear Leader Chairman MaObama, has the moral high ground on these alleged moral-high-ground-conservatives!
Mike plays Archbishop Fulton Sheen from a talk called “Youth and Sex”, in which he pinpoints the moral turning point of our country:
“8:15 in the morning, the 6th of August, 1945… the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima…blotted out boundaries. There was no longer a boundary between the military and the civilian, between the helper and the helped, between the wounded and the nurse and the doctor, and the living and the dead. For even the living who escaped the bomb were already half dead. So we broke down boundaries and limits and from that time on the world has said we want no one limiting me!… We want no limits, no boundaries.”
Reading from a recent piece by Jack Hunter at Rare, Mike expounds on what it means to have a Just War. Chivalrous men know that wars must be fought from time to time. The boundaries are gone; now, EVERYTHING is permissible! Jack Hunter points out: at one time, “abhorring U.S. use of the atom bomb was conservatism proper”; things have obviously changed!
Christopher Ferrara joins Mike to discuss the topic of Just War, offering a historical, philosophical, and Catholic perspective. The moral problems of today are tied back to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two errors against fundamental moral norms are discussed: proportionalism and consequentialism. They’re justifications for immoral conduct: ‘the ends justify the means’. ‘Muricanism is a heresy.