Two Democratic senators, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California, recently raised questions about Omaha-based attorney Brian Beuscher, who has been nominated for a judgeship on the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. Their main concern: Beuscher is a member of the Catholic service organization Knights of Columbus, which these Democrats insist has taken a number of extreme positions.
When a Marxist like Harris or Hirono scream, “EXTREMIST!” they mean, of course normal
The first thing I learned: this group is an intersectionalist nightmare. It is made up of 100 percent Catholic men. I was not able to find any members who were Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, or Sikh. Unfortunately, I learned that this lack of diversity affected every aspect of what they do.
This group likes to say that they are devoted to service. What I found, though, is that they often prey on some of our most vulnerable. One member I talked to commits to drive some elderly community members to Catholic Mass every week. Obviously, he viewed this as a way to brainwash some of our most vulnerable.
On the other side of the spectrum, the Knights participate in a number of outreach programs focused on high school students. I was not able to learn the content of these attempts at indoctrination, but one can only guess.
I tried, but failed, to find evidence of their attempts to round up LGBTQ citizens or bar women from seeking abortions. But I was able to learn about some of their more public efforts. Every year, they have a basketball free-throw competition. A minimal fee ($1-$2) is charged for admission, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to local schools.
This ableist display shocked the senses. The declared winner each year is someone able to perform an act of athleticism. They make no compromises for those less physically able.
Every week, the Knights bake and sell soda bread to raise money, again for local schools. At first I cheered the sight of these men (again, they are all men) baking, seemingly overturning gender roles. But, I soon recognized that was the result of my own privilege. In actuality, what I was seeing was men appropriating a traditionally female space.
Those evil bastards! No wonder the Senators are so triggered! But, Raleigh dug deeper, and found perhaps the most damning evidence of the Knights evil deeds
In fact, their association with groups committed to poisoning our inner cities is well-known. The Knight I spoke with reported an annual pancake breakfast, the proceeds of which go to the Ronald McDonald House. While nominally a charitable group that gives homes to families of seriously ill children while these children have long hospital stays, in reality the Ronald McDonald House is nothing more than advertising for a capitalist institution peddling unhealthy products to those with few other options.
Go read the whole thing folks. In closing allow me one question to Democrats. Why do you cling to a party that attacks charities that help people?