That links to an article published yesterday by a long-standing member of the Soviet-Style Media (SSM), the Washington Post:
William Peter Blatty, writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary By Dan Zak,
Blatty has a gravity about him, and also, somehow, a lightness. An impishness. This is a man who is quick to laugh to the point of tears and also thinks that these may be “the last days.” This is a man who says, after a sip of coffee with Equal sweetener, “It’s a fallen world,” like he’s noting the weather.Those last 3 paragraphs should inform normal decent people why the SSM must be destroyed and the ground on which it stands salted so that nothing will ever grow there again.
Mere steps away from lunch is evidence of the fallen, in his eyes: his beloved alma mater, which he believes has drifted perilously into secularism. This month, Blatty submitted to the Vatican a petition with thousands of signatures and a 120-page institutional audit that calls for the removal of Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit designations if it does not comply with every little rule in “Ex Corde Ecclesiae,” John Paul II’s constitution for affiliated colleges. The university, for its part, says the “Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger.”
Bill, what are you doing? people have asked him.
Bill, times change. Let it go.
Bill, why are you punishing the school you love, the school whose scholarship money rescued you from a childhood of restless poverty in New York, the school that made possible your life, that cemented your faith?
“If you truly love someone that you think needs to be in rehab, you’ll do everything you possibly can to get them into rehab,” Blatty says. The last straw, he says, was Georgetown’s invitation of Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to be a commencement speaker in May of last year. Sebelius has a record of supporting abortion rights, and abortion is the issue that really sets Blatty’s nerves on fire.
He describes, his voice trembling, a particular abortion procedure in graphic detail.
He pauses. His voice is nearly a whisper.
Guaranteed, the reporter has in his possession all those graphic details about the particular abortion procedure that Sebelius endorses. Whatever was in them that reduced Bill Blatty's voice to whisper "that's demonic," the WaPo editor censured from us readers. Under no circumstances will they permit any doubt be cast upon the narrative. Especially the unspeakable, demonic narrative of the death cults.
SSM delenda est before it does it to you.