Thanks to Fr. Z and his blog, Unite the Clans is now a hashtag, and seems to be catching on!
Posted on 26 August 2019 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
It is time to #UniteTheClans
The editor of The Remnant, my friend Michael Matt, has begun to promote something called
Unite The Clans!
What he is asking for is that Catholics who are on the traditional side of things should set aside small differences and work together – intelligently, strategically – to accomplish goals.
I’ve been talking about this for years.
Libs, the left, progressivists, modernists, whatever, set aside small differences all the time to work together. Of course, that’s easy when you’re main objective is to tear something down, rather than to build or repair.
By contrast, conservatives and traditionalists tend to defend their own little wrinkle of turf to the point that they won’t unite and work with others. They couldn’t organize a bird-cage.
Remember the great Mel Gibson movie about William Wallace? Braveheart? He managed to bring together otherwise squabbling clans which, divided, remained weak in the face of the Sassanach enemy.
(Image cred: A hilarious Remnant fan)
Benjamin Franklin, said, “We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
Find a stick. It breaks easily as you bend it. Bind it together with a dozen others like it and try again.
Mr. Matt brings up the fact that some on the traditionalist side of things blast away at others, who really are on the same side, for not being sufficiently pure, or trad or militant or in your face, etc. He points out that it is smart, strategic, prudent, in many cases not immediately to shoot every bit of ammo that you have all at once. Pick your targets, your hills, your battles. Figure out what you want to accomplish and then figure out how to attain your goal… rather than die trying. (Read the rest HERE)
When asked for comment on this development, our Editor Michael Matt responded:
What we've got here are two old war horses who've not always seen eye-to-eye on everything over the past 25 years, but who nevertheless know Devils when we see them. Unite the clans with Father Z? You bet! I'm proud to stand together with him against the demons attempting to destroy our beloved Church.
Stay tuned tomorrow for Remnant TV's Special Edition of From the Editor's Desk-- MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Unite the SSPX & FSSP Clans--wherein Michael traces the history of revoltuion/counterrevolution, especially relating to the Society of St. Pius X and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and asks the question: Can we get out of the way long enough to the let the old Faith unite us in battle against those who would crush us all?
Here's the thing: We don't have to like each other...but can we learn to go to war together?