How the Grinch stole Valentine’s Day

I see that the feminist harpies have been out in force recently on campuses throughout the country with their “V-day” booths, their “Stop the Violence” (the traditional patriarchal family being equated with “violence” in their usual dishonest way) posters, their obscene “Vagina Monologues” productions, and their “all men who don’t approve of me being a slut are rapists” marches.  Well, you say, why be surprised?  That’s what feminists do.  Yes, but they make a special point of doing it around Saint Valentine’s Day.

So, sure, Valentine’s Day is mostly a gimick for card and flower salesmen to make money.  On the other hand, I have no objection to these honest businessmen making money, and the holiday is named for a Catholic saint and martyr (or, actually, maybe three of them).  Above all, marital love is a good and holy thing, and it takes a deep and abiding spitefulness against the normal and natural mass of mankind to deliberately set out to spoil a holiday in this love’s honor.  What the hell is wrong with these people?  They see lovers exchanging chocolates and their furry green heads turn red.  Everything warm and human is hateful to them.

5 Responses

  1. “Above all, marital love is a good and holy thing, and it takes a deep and abiding spitefulness against the normal and natural mass of mankind to deliberately set out to spoil a holiday in this love’s honor.”

    What do you make of Hindu traditionalists who protest Valentine’s Day?

  2. I think he’d make kindling of the detestable communists.

  3. “Above all, marital love is a good and holy thing, and it takes a deep and abiding spitefulness against the normal and natural mass of mankind to deliberately set out to spoil a holiday in this love’s honor. What the hell is wrong with these people?”

    I’ll suggest Envy. Mnsgr. Pope has a good article on it here: http://blog.adw.org/2012/01/envy-is-the-diabolical-sin/ pointing out that envy is not the same as jealously. Jealousy is when you see someone else with something good and want it for yourself. Envy, however is when you see someone else with a good and want to destroy it. The classic “If I can’t have you, no one can!”

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  5. This is interesting. I recall reading (I think in the Catholic Encyclopedia) that jealousy was felt toward someone who possessed something that the jealous man believed was rightfully his. Thus our God, who resents idolatry, is said to be a jealous God. Envy is sometimes simply covetousness–wanting what another man has, but it can also be resentment over another man’s good fortune. In this last case you’re right, destroying his good fortune cures my envy.

    BTW, I try to avoid saying “I’m so envy you” or “I’m so jealous of you.” If the statements were literally true, I should be in the confessional. Better to say “How fortunate you are” or “What a blessing.”

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