It's true. We have the Catholic Blogosphere and a leading Catholic celebrity bloggger's word. Of course the usual 'we don't hate America, we just admit it's the most evil and stupid nation in history that is filled with murdering racists and imperialists who are the cause of all evil in the world' comments rush into the story of untold suffering to score the appropriate points. In addition, a strange turn of using 'we' in the slam, which might be a confession? I don't know.
Of course these Christians being persecuted in Iraq are the only ones who get attention, because their sufferings can be linked to US policy. Those suffering in the world who aren't the result of US policy? You only need a couple fingers to count the posts addressing their sufferings. Which probably says something right there.
My boys sometimes ask me how the Church fostered eons of antisemitism, tortured hundreds of thousands of people to death, and defended Christian society by slaughtering the infidels. I tell them to visit the Catholic blogosphere. It speaks for itself.
I realize now why pointing out that Jon Stewart is as bad as all the other pundits today results in such stinging retorts. After all, the source of the discussion has become just one more part of the modern discourse. And a celebrated one among Catholic blogging circles at that. Remember, Catholicism, Catholics and the Catholic Church are not always one and the same. And as I watch things go as they go, I'm rather glad.