Saturday, May 21, 2016

Injustice Book Review: A Pius Man Trilogy

Cower not, fierce reader! We return today with a review of not one but three books. This would be the trilogy by Declan Finn consisting of A Pius Man, A Pius Legacy, and A Pius Stand. Why review all three at once? I've read them all fairly recently, but not the auxiliary books, or it would likely end up being the whole thing. Let the Darkness of Injustice bring these books in contrast to the world's light!

These books have a multitude of sins against the culture of Social Justice, primarily stemming from the fact that they are unabashedly Catholic. By this, I mean they are doctrinally Catholic: prolife, against birth control, against euthanasia, against homosexual activity, against pedophilia, and others. This trilogy is also against the revision of history, specifically the interaction of Pope Pius XII and Hitler, whom the revisionists slander as Hitler's Pope, but in reality stood against the Nazi movement from it's inception.

This trilogy commits also the sin of questioning the current President of the United States. Interestingly, the first book was written in 2004: in the afterword for the third book, he requested reality to stop conforming to his fiction. The UN and "international law" are also criticized for their irrelevance and hypocrisy.

Another prime sin is the trilogy emphasis on Natural Law Theory as the only international law. The expectation that anyone be familiar with such an outdated concept is alone an act of Injustice. The precepts of Social Justice demand no existence of real thought before secular thought.

These books start with a slow build in the first book, then ramps up quickly after the first third. There is a plenitude of violence, with a large basis in the Krav Maga the author has studied. The presence of some structures left over from  the Soviet Union makes for antagonists it is quite easy to dislike. There are plenty of nominally Catholic actors who decide to join in the fun as events escalate.

I have one minor quibble with this story: the author underestimates the Protestant reaction. Certainly, some would crow,  and others would defend. But I personally believe a great number of our laity would not stand by, but rush to defend the Catholic Church. Many of us are sympathetic to Catholicism, and might consider conversion(though Francis has made this harder). I cannot speak for Orthodox, but I like to think they would see the same danger this would pose to all Christians. And while I am no fan of Mormonism, they are not stupid, and their preparedness is stereotyped.

Aside from the negligible amount of participation outside of Catholicism and Judaism, the series is an excellent document of Injustice. Nine of ten Fell Deeds.

When you play Social Justice, the world loses.

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