Saturday, June 28, 2014

I am Javert

Bishop Wenski says that if you care about our borders being enforced you are another Inspector Javert of Les Miserables fame. Mary Ann of the Les Femmes  blog gives him a thumbs down. When I read the bishop's comment all I could think about was 93, year old Catholic Louise Sollowin who was raped and murdered  in her own bedroom by an illegal alien last year. Various reports say that he'd been working as a roofer in  in this country for anywhere from two to four months. Obviously it didn't take him long to go bad. The trouble with illegals is that we know nothing about them. Were they criminals in the own country? What is their mental condition? Do they carry a communicable disease? Bishop Wenski doesn't seem to think of any of these questions.

The bishop's comments reminded me of another story that I read last month. A brave young priest in one of the worst parts of Mexico wrote about four young gang members who ran afoul of their gang for beating and robbing a man who was already paying the gang protection money. They acted without permission and presumably took profits for themselves. The punishment was to be execution but due to the priest's pleading it was reduced to exile. They were told to get out of Mexico and crossed the Rio Grande that night. It's a dramatic story but I have wonder what happened next. Did they throw themselves at the foot of the holy Cross and go straight or are they now victimizing Americans?  I guess I'll have to embrace the intended insult and say I'm an Inspector Jarvet because I am sick, sick, sick  of stories like this.