Of course, based upon the coverage of other such events of this type in the last decade or two, I always have to remain skeptical as well. My point here is not to debate the organic reality of this event, or Sandy Hook, or what have you. Nor is my point to discuss the areas of external moral behavior where the Mohammedans agree with us.
Whether or not these recent events are false flags or acts of a real war of jihad, the reality is that Mohammedanism is opposed to the true faith. It denies the Kingship of Jesus Christ, God incarnate, and would reduce him to a mere man. Not only a mere man, but not even the most important man, and moreover a man they would make testify to a false religion. God is One God in Three Divine Persons (they still teach that in Catholic schools, don't they?). He is not the 'Allah' of this sect that Dante considered a Christian heresy.
Anyway, most Catholics who know their history can recall a time that the West was not so anemic. I'm not merely talking about the Crusades, where Catholic Kings, Princes, Dukes and nobles sacrificed their own short term interests for a higher goal, motivated in most part by a chivalrous love of Our Lord and Lady. Limit it to France, if you will: Poitiers, Tours. Charlemagne, Roland.
And why are we in the West so vulnerable? The same continent that took 700 years or so to defeat a determined Moorish invasion to protect Christendom has decided to take the last 40 years to invite the descendants of the invaders back in. The Kingship of Christ has been long repudiated in Europe, and the residual Christian moral order has finally petered out. The One True Church of Christ now prefers to quote junk science contained in pamphlets printed in Pueblo, Colorado in 1987 as part of its new goal of being the world's largest NGO.
The Shepherd has been struck, and the sheep are scattered.
We have no protection from the wolves, physically, and little protection spiritually.
But surely this attack, and others like it, will wake us from our lethargy? Ha!
It will take a miracle. Are you praying for one? Has the Holy Father consecrated Russia to Mary's Immaculate Heart as she requested? Are you praying for it?
Can anyone imagine that the greying, gaying, Western populace will shake off the pink mist of godless, Socialist dependency and actually fight? And for what would they fight?
Like I said, a miracle is needed. But to end on a hopeful note, the scriptures are instructive: