Exploiting Tragedies for Nefarious Ends

The racialist named Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro), who has used rank demagoguery—up to and including the race card—in ceaseless efforts to delegitimize anyone and everyone who opposes his reckless disregard for the laws of God and the just laws of men, always seeks to make a moral equivalence between all instances of possible misuse of force by police officers and the hostility for them and for his work that his administration has helped to engender in a very systematic display of statist ideology.

Incapable of criticizing what his racialist pal Eric“Free Marc Rich” Holder, the former Attorney General of the United States of America, called “my people” (see Memo to Eric Holder: There Is No Affirmative Action Program In Heaven), Obama/Soetoro is as adamant in his refusal to call Micah Xavier Johnson, the racialist who killed five police officers (one of those was a member of the police force of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit authority) and wounded seven others on Thursday evening, July 7, 2016, a racist who hated whites as he is in his refusal to believe that Omar Mateen, the man who murdered over fifty people in Orlando, Florida, at an establishment of moral reprobation on Sunday, June 12, 2016, committed a crime that was motivated by Mohammedanism’s own ethic of hatred. Just like his delusional counterpart in the ecclesiastical realm who masquerades as “Pope Francis,” the forty-fifth President of the United States of America, lives in a world shaped by an inflexible ideology that requires him to create straw men in order to posture and preen as the great voice of the downtrodden.

Instead, of course the moralizing Obama/Soetoro is seeking to claim that a terrorist group of hatred and racial superiority, Black Lives Matter, whose agitating anarchists (referred to as “activists” by the mainslime media), are funded by a network of leftist billionaires (some of whom, such as George Soros, give millions of dollars to “local organizations” that are in league with the Black Lives Matters terror group), is seeking “criminal justice reform,” which can be pursued, he believes, by means other than by killing police officers.

To wit, this is what Obama/Soetoro said in Spain on Sunday, July 10, 2016, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and the Commemoration of the Seven Holy Brothers and Saints Rufina and Secunda:

MADRID — President Obama on Sunday urged those protesting the recent shootings of black men by police officers to avoid inflammatory words and actions, which he said would worsen tensions and set back their cause.

Whenever those of us who are concerned about fairness in the criminal justice system attack police officers, you are doing a disservice to the cause,” said Mr. Obama, speaking in Spain after a meeting with the country’s interim prime minister, Mariano Rajoy.

Mr. Obama’s plea for a reasoned debate came on the last day of a trip to Spain and Poland. His visit was overshadowed, and abbreviated, by the wave of grief and anger convulsing the United States following the police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, and the killing of five police officers by a black gunman in Dallas.

On Sunday, hours before he was to fly home a day earlier than planned, Mr. Obama found himself once again addressing this national tragedy, this time while sitting next to a European leader who was eager to talk about Spain’s close ties to the United States.

One of the United States’ great virtues, Mr. Obama said, is its openness to protest and efforts to speak truth to power. While that process is often messy, he warned that harsh language would drive people on opposing sides to their corners, hardening positions and stalling a difficult but necessary debate over racial bias in the criminal justice system.

Mr. Obama said the Black Lives Matter movement had grown out of a tradition that dated to the abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage campaign and the protests against the war in Vietnam.

In protest movements, he said, “there’s always going to be some folks who say things that are stupid or imprudent or over-generalize, or are harsh.”

While Mr. Obama said it was unfair to characterize an entire movement by a few dissonant voices, he said inflammatory words could hinder legitimate efforts to reform the justice system.

“Even rhetorically,” Mr. Obama said, “if we paint police officers with a broad brush — without recognizing that the vast majority of police officers are doing a really good job and are trying to protect people, and do so fairly and without racial bias — if the rhetoric does not recognize that, then we’re going to lose allies in the reform process.”

Likewise, he urged police organizations to treat protesters respectfully and to treat their grievances seriously. He repeated an observation he made after arriving in Poland on Friday night: that reliable statistics prove there is bias in the criminal justice system.

A respectful debate, Mr. Obama said, is “what’s going to ultimately help make the job of being a cop a lot safer.”

Mr. Obama also pledged again to bring together political leaders, civil-right advocates and law enforcement officials to try to devise solutions to this problem. He is skipping a sightseeing tour of Seville to fly back to Washington on Sunday evening. He plans to travel to Dallas on Tuesday, where he will take part in an interfaith memorial service.

“I’d like all sides to listen to each other,” he said. (Obama Urges Serious and Respectful Tone in Protests.)

What the reigning caesar desires to do is to have a “conversation” that winds up with a de facto nationalization of police forces across the nation. He does not believe that black Americans should be prosecuted for crimes as those who commit them are “victims” of a racist society that denies them just opportunities and privileges. The desire for utopia on earth that is free of injustices and that punishes whole categories of people for past injustices, whether real or imagined, is nothing other than another manifestation of the Obama/Soetoro’s Marxism, and it is not accident that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has a worldview that is almost—if not totally—identical.

It is not for nothing that the Chief of Police of City of El Paso, Texas, Greg Allen, who just happens to be a black man, said that Black Lives Matter is a “radical hate group”:

“Black Lives Matter, as far as I am concerned, is a radical hate group,” he said. “And for that purpose alone, I think the leadership of this country needs to look a little bit harder at that particular group. The consequences of what we saw in Dallas is due to their efforts.” (Black El Paso Police Chief Says Black Lives Matters Is A Radical Hate Group.)

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles took exception to Allen’s characterization of the organization, which buses in loads of protestors at each place where shootings of black people by police officers without knowing the facts first.

Nonetheless, however, Chief Allen is correct. Black Lives Matter is just another Alinsky-inspired organization that will give Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro a “cause” to champion once he leaves the White House on January 20, 2017, when his fellow statist, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, is sworn in as his successor to continue his work of “transforming America” into a fascistic state governed by professional politicians whose careers have been funded by corporate and financial globalists. Obama/Soetoro comes from a tradition of “community organizing,” which is a euphemism for coercing others in accepting the forfeiture of their property and their legitimate liberty in exchange for not being under the threat of daily harassment. Black Lives Matter is thus an extortionist group whose leaders demand the sort of “community policing” that have caused murder rates to soar in such cities as Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore, Maryland, following well-documented shootings by police officers in the past two years.

However, the plain fact of the matter is that this country is that white statists have long sought to colonize and thus control black Americans by various means of social engineering, starting first with the systematic attack on the stability of black families in the 1930s as a result of the efforts by Planned Barrenhood’s Margaret Sanger to exterminate blacks by means of contraception and sterilization, thus encouraging adultery and the abandonment of families that helped to make many black Americans in the nation’s urban centers wards of the site (see Planned Barrenhood: Evil From Its Very Inceptions). The ethos of dependency, victimology and entitlement that has been fostered by craven politicians and academics has destroyed any sense of even Judeo-Masonic decency and self-restraint. The statists, courtesy of the revolution started by Martin Luther, of course, have nurtured a belief that entire groups of “underprivileged” people can make non-negotiable demands that must be met lest chaos and violence escalate beyond that deemed “necessary” to make the demands in the first place. Such well-funded agitation, which is fueled by “social media,” is designed to make any opposition to the statist plans to disarm citizens or to, in effect, make opposition to government policies a “hate crime.”

I have seen the very gruesome video of the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Even though police claimed that Sterling, who had a long criminal record, was struggling for his illegal handgun, it would appear to be that there are other ways to disable one than to shoot with deadly force as happened in this case. And while I have not seen the video of the equally disturbing killing of Philando Castile in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, new details have emerged in the video taken by his "companion," Lavish Reynolds, clearly show that Castile had a gun tucked away in his pants, no less that he matched the description of a robbery suspect. Alton Sterling may have been struggling to get a hand free to reach into a pocket to get this gun. Full investigations have not been done, and yet it is that the president, race-baiters such as Alfred Sharpton, a demagogue who incited a riot in Harlem in 1991 just four years after the Tawan Brawley hoax that he perpetrated, and the leaders of Black Lives Matter shoot off their mouths and organize for "action" before all the facts are known. 

Full investigations have not yet been done at this point. These investigations may reveal that the use of force in the cases of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were justified. Even such a finding, however, will not satisfy the race-baiters, something that they demonstrated in Ferguson, Missouri, on the night of November 24, 2014, the Feast of Saint John of the Cross and the Commemoration of Saint Chrysogonus, after Saint Louis County District Attorney announced that a grand jury was not going to indict former Ferugson police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, acting at the behest and the direction of then Attorney General Eric Holder, decided not to send in the National Guard to protect lives and businesses. Facts? What do facts matter? Go ask the liars who blamed a video for the well-planned assault on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

As I have noted in the past on this site, there are disturbing trends of police using deadly force as a first resort rather than a last resort. The fact that this happens more in neighborhoods and cities with a large population of black Americans than in other places is the result of the wanton crimes that are committed by blacks upon other blacks. This in no way justifies any resort to deadly force unless absolutely necessary, but it is a symptom of the decay that takes place when a society decays to such an extent that some police officers are so fearful for their lives that they view many of the people they stop as potential killers.

The irony in this is that police offices, who do indeed put their lives on the line every day to protect the citizenry, are charged with the responsibility of protecting establishments, abortuaries, that kill innocent human beings in their mothers’ wombs.

It stands to reason, therefore, that the use of deadly force as a first resort has become more common when those charged with the protection of their communities lose sight of the fact that direct, intentional attacks upon innocent human beings are always forbidden by the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law and that it is the duty of human positive law to impose just sanctions upon those adjudged guilty of committing such attacks.

Yes, the police must protect rank barbarism in the “civilized West” today as it is practiced by “respected” killers such as the now convicted and sentenced baby-butcher Kermit Gosnell, who was a contributor in the continuing genocide of black American babies that Planned Parenthood, in particular, the successor of Margaret Sanger’s Birth Control League, has carried out in the name of “compassion” for those who live in poverty.

Innocent preborn babies are butchered by chemical and surgical means in “First World” nations such as the United States of America on a daily basis, and many police departments have gone to great lengths to protect the baby-killers even from those who have gathered on a sidewalk in front of abortuaries to pray Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary and to counsel expectant mothers not to kill their babies. Overt police brutality was used in West Hartford, Connecticut, and other places in 1989 as nonviolent Operation Rescue sit-ins took place in American killing centers. (See a secular newspaper article from 1989 on this brutality, Antiabortion Group, Police Have A Clash Of Tactic, as well as one from a pro-life website, Police, Abortion, and the Double Standard. Some of my former students and friends were brutalized in the West Hartford, Connecticut, incident on June 17 1989, which I brought to the attention of Patrick Buchanan, who mentioned the matter in his "outrage of the week"  on The Capital Gang). Other instances of police brutality against pro-life Americans by police departments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Houston, Texas, and, Houston, Texas, among other places, and it was in Nassau County, New York, that Father John T. Murphy of the Save the Babies Foundation, was manhandled while being arrested in the 1990s (something that I documented in articles for The Wanderer in 1998.)

No one from the pro-life movement rioted in the streets and looted to protest this brutality. The Catholics among their number accepted the mistreatment and offered up in reparation for their own sins and for the crimes of the baby-killers and their political, judicial and cultural enablers.

Yet it is that the butchery of the preborn is accepted as a sign of “progress” in behalf of “reproductive rights” even though this very butchery has contributed to the rise of barbarism throughout society, including in “hospitals” where men and women in white coats declare living human beings to be “brain dead” in order to vivisect their vital bodily members for transplantation, all, of course, in the name of “giving the gift of life.”

Such must be the fate of a world shaped by Martin Luther’s conscious overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church, a world wherein hypocrisy must reign supreme as a result of the combined forces against truth represented by Judeo-Masonry. The world in which we live is governed by men and women whose statism expoits members of various racial and ethnic groups in order to reaffirm a sense of entitlement and privilege that must be "expressed" even by the use of disruptive civil protests and violence.

One of the most common devices has been use of the "victim card" that has employed by all manner of people to excuse their commission of the most heinous sorts of crimes against others.

This "victim card" was used to explain the killings of nearly sixty people and the injuring of over 2,300 others people in south central Los Angeles in a four day period starting on April 29, 1992, following the acquittal of three of the four City of Los Angeles police officers by a jury in Simi Valley, California, on charges of manhandling and using excessive force on drunken motorist Rodney King as he was resisting arrest on March 3, 1991. Over 3100 businesses were damaged in the riots, some irreparably. Some psychologists and talk show hosts came up with a justification for this violence: "black rage," a psychological condition produced in certain people as a result of living in what is said to be an "oppressive" and "racist" society.  Not one single person was ever arrested, no less prosecuted, for the deaths that occurred in the 1992 riots in south central Los Angeles, meaning that those murderers are just as free to walk the streets as those who murder innocent preborn babies in our "civilized" "land of the free."

The "black rage" argument was proposed by radical attorney William Kuntsler and his associate, Ron Kuby, who was a radio talk show host for many years on WABC Radio with Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels vigilante organizations, in their attempt to defend the Long Island Rail Road shooter, Colin Ferguson, who chose to defend himself, rejecting the "black rage" defense strategy. The fact that Kuntsler and Kuby even proposed the "black rage" argument to prove that Ferguson was not culpable for the shootings he did on the 5:33 p.m. train from Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan to Hicksville, Long Island, on December 7, 1993, because of the "mental illness" induced by living in a "racist" and "oppressive" society outraged many people.

The "victim card" is always used in an effort to shield oneself from personal responsibility for doing things that are objectively wrong (lying, cheating, killing) and/or as a means to shield oneself from criticism for positions taken in public life. "You're just criticizing me because I'm a black (or a Jew or a Latino or a pervert or a woman)." This is used as a slogan that is supposed to stop all rational discussion of the particular person's positions on matters of public policy, making it appear as though their own public policy positions are exempt from review and criticism because they are of a certain race or religion or ethnicity or gender or perverse "orientation." This is rank cowardice that is designed to intimidate potential critics into "standing down" lest they be accused of bigotry or hatred or intolerance or judgmentalness or insensitivity, thus giving them a "free pass" on anything they say or do. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and countless other race-baiters have used this strategy over the years before reforming their act as they gained "respectability" in the mainstream media and became figures who had, at one point or another, actual influence despite their past comments and actions.

We are living in a country that has systematically dehumanized the zenith of God’s creative handiwork, man, and thus glorified killing as a means to “resolve” alleged social problems and/or personal grievances.

Indeed, Micah Xavier Johnson was trained to be a killer when serving in the military as a participant in this country’s unjust, unconstitutional war in Afghanistan—a war that has been going on now for nearly fifteen years—that has cost billions of dollars to prosecute and has cost the lives of thousands of Americans and has taken the lives of over 26,000 innocent civilians there as well as the lives of around 2200 Americans with no end in sight. A veritable army of killers, men (and women) who have learned new and improved methods of dehumanizing “enemies,” has been returned to civilian life here in the United States.

As it turns out, Johnson may be part of a larger, more organized movement to spread violence across the nation at a time that Al Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Iran have been vying with each other to kill Americans and others around the world:

DALLAS (AP) — Police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota were followed by calls from black militant groups and others to seek vengeance against officers. Almost immediately, several officers were attacked, including the five slain by a sniper in Dallas.

Now authorities are investigating whether the Dallas gunman was directed by those groups or merely emboldened by them.

"I think it's safe to say we'll leave no stone unturned," Dallas Deputy Police Chief Scott Walton said.

Police have been tight-lipped about exactly what they're investigating and what they've uncovered so far. Although Micah Johnson was connected to several militant groups on social media, it's unclear if he was merely a follower or a more active participant.

Similar questions have been raised by international terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State group: How is the network encouraging and directing attacks? Is it a coordinated effort or are the attacks simply a byproduct of hate speech espoused by the groups on social media?

The number of black separatist groups nearly doubled in 2015, mirroring a similar increase among white hate groups that has taken place as police killings make frequent headlines, said Ryan Lenz, online editor and senior writer at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Still, many people who become radicalized do so without direct ties to any groups. Instead, they surf the web and grow their anger in private, Lenz said.

"In the last couple of years, we've seen this violence become an ever-present reality in our lives," Lenz said. "We are in a polarized political climate right now where the 'us-versus-them' mentality has started to reign supreme."

Johnson followed black militant groups on Facebook, including the African American Defense League, which posted a message that referenced the police shooting of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana: "You and I know what we must do and I don't mean marching, making a lot of noise, or attending conventions. We must 'Rally The Troops!' It is time to visit Louisiana and hold a barbeque."

Other groups Johnson "liked" included the New Black Panther Party, the Nation of Islam and the Black Riders Liberation Party. The last two are described as hate groups by the law center, which monitors hate crimes and right-wing extremism.

Johnson's Facebook photo showed him wearing a dashiki and raising his fist over the words "Black Power." His cover shot carried the red, black and green Pan-African flag.

There's no evidence such groups have directed violent events, but their rhetoric has served as inspiration, Lenz said.

Law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are on guard for threats after the police killings and the Dallas attack. Protesters view the police slayings as further evidence of the law enforcement abuse that has energized the Black Lives Matter movement, which was fueled by the 2014 killing of Michael Brown by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Recent threats ranged from generic promises of violence to specific video posts. In Dallas, officers swarmed police department headquarters Saturday after a report of a suspicious person in a garage before finally issuing an all-clear.

A Louisiana man was accused of posting a video online showing him in his vehicle behind a police car, saying he wanted to shoot and kill an officer. Police say Kemonte Gilmore flashed a handgun in the video and talked about the slayings of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.

In Wisconsin, a man posted calls on social media for black men to gun down white officers, and a woman in Illinois threatened in an online video to shoot and kill any officer who pulled her over, police said.

Mawuli Davis, an African-American attorney and activist in Atlanta, said the unrest continues because there has been no serious dialogue about issues of race and policing.

Davis and his associates insist on peaceful protests as a means to an end, and most protests across the U.S. have gone on without a hint of violence. But until that discussion happens, Davis said, he fears "we're going to continue to see this kind of tragic incident" like the Dallas attack.

"From an activist perspective, you're seeing a level of frustration and anger that very well may be at a tipping point," he said. (Johnson May Be Part of a Larger Effort to Kill Police and Whites .)

The madness is such that Babu Omowale, who claims to be the “national defense minister for “The People’s New Black Panther Party,” desires to create of government of, by and for blacks in five southern states to create a “nation within a nation”:

Babu Omowale, the so-called national minister of defense for the People’s New Black Panther Party, says his group and allied organizations have their sights set on establishing “our own government in a nation within a nation.”

Omowale was speaking in an interview set to air Sunday night on this reporter’s talk radio program, “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and News Talk 990 AM in Philadelphia.

Omowale used the interview to claim five states as belonging to the “Black Nation”: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia.

The revolutionary stated: “We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to have our own country within a country.”

Omowale is also co-founder of the Huey P. Newton Gun Club, a black militant gun group named after Black Panther Party founder Huey P. Newton. According to reports, Dallas shooter Micah X. Johnson “liked” the Huey P. Newton Gun Club and Omawale has saidthat he recognized Johnson from black community events in Dallas.

Asked by this reporter what his group’s endgame is, Omowale replied:

The end game is land ownership. The endgame is our own government in a nation within a nation. Okay. So we claim the states of Louisiana, we claim the states of Mississippi, we claim the states of South Carolina, we claim the states of Alabama, and we claim the states of Georgia.

We just need to start migrating back to those states and taking control of the economics in those states. If black people move in, most definitely white people will move out. So it’s not a hard process for us to have our own country within a country.

For now, however, Omowale says the goals are more short-term:

There is no way that we can totally separate ourselves in the United States of America and we are aware of that. We know that we are owed land, we are owed monies, we are owed restitutions and we are owed reparations. That’s going to be a continuing process. What we are saying right now is we want to control the economics in our community. We want to control the black dollars. The money that goes in, the money that goes out.

We want to control the politics in our community. If a politician is not bringing anything to the table for the betterment of that community, we are not going to vote for these particular people. And we most definitely want to control the education. What our people are learning in what we call the public fool system, not school system, where they are teaching and misrepresenting the true history of the black man here in the United States.

The Huey P. Newton Gun Club says on its website it is seeking to “develop over time to a regimented Black Army.”

“Our mission is to educate the masses of black people on the nece sity of self,” states the website. “That includes self-preservation, self-defense, and self-sufficiency through militant culture.”

“We want freedom. We want the power to practice self-determination, and to determine the destiny of our community and THE BLACK NATION.” (New Black Panther Party Leader Wants Country Within A Country.)

As mentioned earlier in this commentary, it was none other than the former Minister of Injustice in the United States of America, Eric Holder, who said the following about the New Black Panther Party when questioned about its tactics of voter intimidation in front of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, polling place on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, as one of their number, one of their number, a fellow going by the name of "Minister King Shabazz," was holding a billy club in a menacing manner. Poll watchers saw several people turn away from the polling place as a result (here is a video of the incident):

Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that voter intimidation by members of the New Black Panther Party was different than the historic intimidation experienced by “my people.”

The New Black Panther Party had uniformed members stationed outside of Philadelphia polling stations in November 2008 shouting racial insults. One carried a nightstick.

Holder responded to statements made by Texas Republican Rep. John Culberson at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing. Culberson said, “There’s clearly overwhelming evidence that your Department of Justice refuses to protect the rights of anybody other than African-Americans to vote.”

Holder said, “When you compare what people endured in the South in the ’60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia… I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people.”

In December, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a scathing report on the Justice Department’s handling of the New Black Panthers case.

Civil Rights Commission Chairman Gerald A. Reynolds wrote, “Because the Department withheld relevant documents and relevant officials’ and supervisors’ witness testimony, the Commission was limited in its ability to complete a final report.”

“Based upon the incomplete, incorrect and changing explanations offered by the Department for its actions, the Commission decided to examine whether the U.S. Department of Justice enforced voting rights in a race-neutral manner when it reversed course in the New Black Panther Party case,” Reynolds wrote in an introductory letter for the report.

The Justice Department had dropped nearly all charges against defendants from the New Black Panther Party.

“The Department refused to comply with certain Commission requests for information concerning DOJ’s enforcement actions, and it instructed its employees not to comply with the Commission’s subpoenas for testimony,” Reynolds wrote.

The New Black Panther Party has been denounced by leaders of original Black Panther Party as a bastardized, racist version of the 60s’ group.

Reacting to the new group, co-founder of the original Black Panthers, Bobby Seale, said, “The Black Panther Party were not revenge nationalists. My organization was all power to all the people whether you’re black, white, blue, green, yellow, or polka dot.”

“The Party operated on love for black people, not hatred of white people,” said the foundation dedicated to the memory of the late Huey Newton.

Megan Mitchell, communications director for Culberson, told The Daily Caller, “the congressman believes that the attorney general needs to be the attorney general of all Americans.” (Eric Holder and "My People"; see also the scathing report of the U. S. Civil Rights Commission on this unquestioned exercise preferential treatment being accorded to human beings solely because of the color of their skin.)

"My people."

"My people."

What a racialist.

Voter intimidation of white Americans cannot be compared to voter intimidation of black of Americans because to do so would be to a " great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people"?

Prosecutors should go easy in cases of "black on white" crime and seek maximum penalties in cases of "white on black" crime? An endless succession of "affirmative action" and other preferential programs to "level the playing field" in the acquisition, retention and increase of civil power, economic clout and social prestige. Yes, this is the vision and the goal of the Obamas and Eric Holder, who says that "affirmative action" has only just begun to remedy the injustices of the past:

Our own attorney general, ostensibly committed to even-handed enforcement of the nation's laws, referred to blacks as "my people."  Strangely, it is socially acceptable for only certain groups to proudly claim ethnic group membership.  If similar tribal loyalties were publicly boasted by a white ethnic, that would be seen as sinister.  Just imagine the reaction if a President Bush had identified -- on the basis of race -- with a victim of minority-on-white crime by saying, "Channon Christian looks like my daughters."

Identifying with an ethnic group as one's own "people" will lead in most cases to in-group favoritism.  Cultural pride is one thing, but proclaiming exclusive ethnic group affiliation while occupying a position of public trust is another.  This tendency is too often written off as a harmless cultural tic or a healthy form of therapeutic identity formation.  The trouble is that there is a worldview lying beneath the "my people" language.

In his remarks, the attorney general has provided the most explicit statement of ethnic favoritism and racial grievance by a high public official in American history.  And the racket has just begun: "When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?" asks Holder.  The question is rhetorical, and his constituents know the answer.

In this liberal, racialized conception of society, minority groups are supposedly not getting "benefits to which they are entitled."  The danger in this attitude is not just that people are asking for free stuff from the government.  The danger is that minority group members are made to believe that society is purposefully withholding benefits from them due to their racial group membership.  Hence the resentment and latent animosity lurking at the core of the welfare state, and its ever-expanding legion of dependents.

This menacing fact was once openly recognized by sociologists.  Decades ago, Edward C. Banfield wrote that urban social problems will increasingly come to be regarded as the fault of "callousness or neglect by the 'white power structure'" [2].  Just as expected, we now have a cult of anti-white resentment named Critical Race Theory being taught in law schools around the nation.

The constant use of physical metaphors like "white power structure" will guarantee that some people view themselves -- usually falsely -- as being intentionally excluded from that structure.  Of course, structures comprise people, so real human beings will inevitably become targets of the resentment originally intended for abstract "power structures."

The victim mentality feeds off racial bitterness, which is constantly politicized and enflamed. We see this in the rhetoric of Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Florida), who said that Trayvon Martin was "hunted down like a dog."  The attorney general and president are doing their part to sow the seeds of bitterness, entitlement, and racial favoritism.  By acknowledging those seeds, one begins to understand why racial double standards and potential violence are so easily stirred up amidst controversies such as the current one involving Trayvon Martin. (Eric Holder's Revenge. I want to add that the late Edward Banfield's The Unheavenly City and The Unheavenly City Revisited were outstanding books describing urban poverty. I read the first book when taking a course on Urban Politics at Saint John's University as an undergraduate in the Spring Semester of 1972--can that be forty years ago now?--and used it in courses that I taught on the subject over the decades. Obviously, Banfield's books provided no supernatural perspective. One who read them, however, with an understanding of First and Last Things could nevertheless appreciate the author's insights about how the policies of the statists had enslaved the poor to make them a new caste of slaves here in the United States of America.)

Here is news for the Obamas Eric Holder (who, as the head of the Deputy Attorney General under that zealous seeker of truth in Travelgate, Whitewatergate, Chinagate and other scandals, Attorney General Janet Reno, helped the grease the skids for Clinton's presidential pardon on January 20, 2001, of fugitive financier Marc Rich, whose former wife, Denise Rich, was a major fund-raiser for the Democratic Party, who had taken refuge in Switzerland to evade prosecution in the United States of America), Loretta Lynch and Black Lives Matter: All innocent human life matters to the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity. Human beings have immortal souls that have been made in the very image and likeness of the Most Blessed Trinity, and they have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on the wood of the Holy Cross.

It is because we are living in a world that has been turned upside down as a result of the Protestant Revolution and the rise of Judeo-Masonry that most human beings alive today, including most Catholics no matter where they fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide at this time, do not under that violence of brother upon brother is the result of Original Sin and manifested itself after Adam’s Fall as Cain slew his brother Abel because was envious of the fact that God favored Abel’s sacrifice over his own:

[1] And Adam knew Eve his wife: who conceived and brought forth Cain, saying: I have gotten a man through God. [2] And again she brought forth his brother Abel. And Abel was a shepherd, and Cain a husbandman. [3] And it came to pass after many days, that Cain offered, of the fruits of the earth, gifts to the Lord.[4] Abel also offered of the firstlings of his flock, and of their fat: and the Lord had respect to Abel, and to his offerings. [5] But to Cain and his offerings he had no respect: and Cain was exceedingly angry, and his countenance fell.

[6] And the Lord said to him: Why art thou angry? and why is thy countenance fallen? [7] If thou do well, shalt thou not receive? but if ill, shall not sin forthwith be present at the door? but the lust thereof shall be under thee, and thou shalt have dominion over it. [8] And Cain said to Abel his brother: Let us go forth abroad. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel, and slew him.[9] And the Lord said to Cain: Where is thy brother Abel? And he answered, I know not: am I my brother's keeper? [10] And he said to him: What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth to me from the earth.

[11] Now, therefore, cursed shalt thou be upon the earth, which hath opened her mouth and received the blood of thy brother at thy hand. [12] When thou shalt till it, it shall not yield to thee its fruit: a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be upon the earth. [13] And Cain said to the Lord: My iniquity is greater than that I may deserve pardon. [14] Behold thou dost cast me out this day from the face of the earth, and I shall be hidden from thy face, and I shall be a vagabond and a fugitive on the earth: every one, therefore, that findeth me, shall kill me. [15] And the Lord said to him: No, it shall not be so: but whosoever shall kill Cain, shall be punished sevenfold. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, that whosoever found him should not kill him. (Genesis 4: 1-15.)

Husbands have battled wives, wives have battled husbands, parents and children have battled each other. King David himself was opposed by his own son Absalom. David, of whose own house Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ was born of His Most Blessed Mother, wept over his rebellious son's death because he was concerned over the state of the poor's soul when died, knowing that he had rebelled against the Fourth Commandment itself:

And when he bad passed, and stood still, Chusai appeared: and coming up he said: I bring good tidings, my lord, the king, for the Lord hath judged for thee this day from the hand of all that have risen up against thee. [32] And the king said to Chusai: Is the young man Absalom safe? And Chusai answering him, said: Let the enemies of my lord, the king, and all that rise against him unto evil, be as the young man is. [33] The king therefore being much moved, went up to the high chamber over the gate, and wept. And as he went he spoke in this manner: My son Absalom, Absalom my son: would to God that I might die for thee, Absalom my son, my son Absalom.  (2 Kings 18: 31-33.)

Conflict between human beings is just part of the consequences of Original Sin and of the Actual Sins of men.

There was conflict aplenty even during the years of Christendom. Intrigue fueled by personal ambitions, rivalries of one sort or another or by motivations of revenge were all too common in royal courts, including the most important royal court on the face of the earth, the papal household. Christian kings and emperors made war upon each other. Infighting among generals and their officers of the same army shaped the outcome of battles. Indeed, as depicted fairly accurately in For Greater Glory, which will be the subject of tomorrow's commentary, there was great mistrust among the leaders of the Cristeros in Mexico.

Additionally, of course, human nature being what it is, sloth, one of the seven deadly or capital sins, manifested itself all too frequently even during the High Middle Ages as those who served at court or in various administrative capacities in the service of the crown and the enforcement of laws preferred to exert the least possible effort just to "get through" a given day.

All of this having been noted, however, it is also true that men in the era of Christendom were not divided on matters of Faith and Morals, on matters of First and Last Things. While they may have had great difficulties on occasion in keeping God's laws and thus of practicing the Holy Faith well, they nevertheless knew what was right and wrong and were united in their beliefs in the tenets of the Catholic Faith.

Pope Pius XII noted this in Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939:

It is true that even when Europe had a cohesion of brotherhood through identical ideals gathered from Christian preaching, she was not free from divisions, convulsions and wars which laid her waste; but perhaps they never felt the intense pessimism of today as to the possibility of settling them, for they had then an effective moral sense of the just and of the unjust, of the lawful and of the unlawful, which, by restraining outbreaks of passion, left the way open to an honorable settlement. In Our days, on the contrary, dissensions come not only from the surge of rebellious passion, but also from a deep spiritual crisis which has overthrown the sound principles of private and public morality. (Pope Pius XII, Summi Pontificatus, October 10, 1939.)

It was Martin Luther's rebellion against the Divine Plan that God Himself had instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church that divided men over First and Last Things, thus paving the way for the triumph of secular substitutes for religious faith in general just as Luther had substituted his own heretical views of Christianity in the place of the true Faith, which is the only foundation of personal and social order.

Pope Leo XIII explained this very succinctly in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:

There was once a time when States were governed by the philosophy of the Gospel. Then it was that the power and divine virtue of Christian wisdom had diffused itself throughout the laws, institutions, and morals of the people, permeating all ranks and relations of civil society. Then, too, the religion instituted by Jesus Christ, established firmly in befitting dignity, flourished everywhere, by the favor of princes and the legitimate protection of magistrates; and Church and State were happily united in concord and friendly interchange of good offices. The State, constituted in this wise, bore fruits important beyond all expectation, whose remembrance is still, and always will be, in renown, witnessed to as they are by countless proofs which can never be blotted out or ever obscured by any craft of any enemies. Christian Europe has subdued barbarous nations, and changed them from a savage to a civilized condition, from superstition to true worship. It victoriously rolled back the tide of Mohammedan conquest; retained the headship of civilization; stood forth in the front rank as the leader and teacher of all, in every branch of national culture; bestowed on the world the gift of true and many-sided liberty; and most wisely founded very numerous institutions for the solace of human suffering. And if we inquire how it was able to bring about so altered a condition of things, the answer is -- beyond all question, in large measure, through religion, under whose auspices so many great undertakings were set on foot, through whose aid they were brought to completion.

A similar state of things would certainly have continued had the agreement of the two powers been lasting. More important results even might have been justly looked for, had obedience waited upon the authority, teaching, and counsels of the Church, and had this submission been specially marked by greater and more unswerving loyalty. For that should be regarded in the light of an ever-changeless law which Ivo of Chartres wrote to Pope Paschal II: "When kingdom and priesthood are at one, in complete accord, the world is well ruled, and the Church flourishes, and brings forth abundant fruit. But when they are at variance, not only smaller interests prosper not, but even things of greatest moment fall into deplorable decay."

But that harmful and deplorable passion for innovation which was aroused in the sixteenth century threw first of all into confusion the Christian religion, and next, by natural sequence, invaded the precincts of philosophy, whence it spread amongst all classes of society. From this source, as from a fountain-head, burst forth all those later tenets of unbridled license which, in the midst of the terrible upheavals of the last century, were wildly conceived and boldly proclaimed as the principles and foundation of that new conception of law which was not merely previously unknown, but was at variance on many points with not only the Christian, but even the natural law.

Amongst these principles the main one lays down that as all men are alike by race and nature, so in like manner all are equal in the control of their life; that each one is so far his own master as to be in no sense under the rule of any other individual; that each is free to think on every subject just as he may choose, and to do whatever he may like to do; that no man has any right to rule over other men. In a society grounded upon such maxims all government is nothing more nor less than the will of the people, and the people, being under the power of itself alone, is alone its own ruler. It does choose, nevertheless, some to whose charge it may commit itself, but in such wise that it makes over to them not the right so much as the business of governing, to be exercised, however, in its name.

The authority of God is passed over in silence, just as if there were no God; or as if He cared nothing for human society; or as if men, whether in their individual capacity or bound together in social relations, owed nothing to God; or as if there could be a government of which the whole origin and power and authority did not reside in God Himself. Thus, as is evident, a State becomes nothing but a multitude which is its own master and ruler. And since the people is declared to contain within itself the spring-head of all rights and of all power, it follows that the State does not consider itself bound by any kind of duty toward God. Moreover. it believes that it is not obliged to make public profession of any religion; or to inquire which of the very many religions is the only one true; or to prefer one religion to all the rest; or to show to any form of religion special favor; but, on the contrary, is bound to grant equal rights to every creed, so that public order may not be disturbed by any particular form of religious belief.

And it is a part of this theory that all questions that concern religion are to be referred to private judgment; that every one is to be free to follow whatever religion he prefers, or none at all if he disapprove of all. From this the following consequences logically flow: that the judgment of each one's conscience is independent of all law; that the most unrestrained opinions may be openly expressed as to the practice or omission of divine worship; and that every one has unbounded license to think whatever he chooses and to publish abroad whatever he thinks.

Now, when the State rests on foundations like those just named -- and for the time being they are greatly in favor -- it readily appears into what and how unrightful a position the Church is driven. For, when the management of public business is in harmony with doctrines of such a kind, the Catholic religion is allowed a standing in civil society equal only, or inferior, to societies alien from it; no regard is paid to the laws of the Church, and she who, by the order and commission of Jesus Christ, has the duty of teaching all nations, finds herself forbidden to take any part in the instruction of the people. With reference to matters that are of twofold jurisdiction, they who administer the civil power lay down the law at their own will, and in matters that appertain to religion defiantly put aside the most sacred decrees of the Church. They claim jurisdiction over the marriages of Catholics, even over the bond as well as the unity and the indissolubility of matrimony. They lay hands on the goods of the clergy, contending that the Church cannot possess property. Lastly, they treat the Church with such arrogance that, rejecting entirely her title to the nature and rights of a perfect society, they hold that she differs in no respect from other societies in the State, and for this reason possesses no right nor any legal power of action, save that which she holds by the concession and favor of the government. If in any State the Church retains her own agreement publicly entered into by the two powers, men forthwith begin to cry out that matters affecting the Church must be separated from those of the State. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)

The racial divide that we are witnessing at this time in the United States of America is thus but another manifestation of the evils let loose upon the world by the lecherous, drunkard and heretic named Father Martin Luther, O.S.A. People identify themselves by their race or color or ethnicity, not by the unifying bond that can be found only in the Catholic Faith and nowhere else.

Pope Pius XI, writing in Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937, condemned the racialism of German National Socialism and its exaltation of the white Aryan “super race” over all others, a condemnation that applies to the racialism that we see dividing our nation and putting all lives at risk as a consequence:

Take care, Venerable Brethren, that above all, faith in God, the first and irreplaceable foundation of all religion, be preserved in Germany pure and unstained. The believer in God is not he who utters the name in his speech, but he for whom this sacred word stands for a true and worthy concept of the Divinity. Whoever identifies, by pantheistic confusion, God and the universe, by either lowering God to the dimensions of the world, or raising the world to the dimensions of God, is not a believer in God. Whoever follows that so-called pre-Christian Germanic conception of substituting a dark and impersonal destiny for the personal God, denies thereby the Wisdom and Providence of God who "Reacheth from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly" (Wisdom viii. 1). Neither is he a believer in God.

Whoever exalts race, or the people, or the State, or a particular form of State, or the depositories of power, or any other fundamental value of the human community -- however necessary and honorable be their function in worldly things -- whoever raises these notions above their standard value and divinizes them to an idolatrous level, distorts and perverts an order of the world planned and created by God; he is far from the true faith in God and from the concept of life which that faith upholds.  

Beware, Venerable Brethren, of that growing abuse, in speech as in writing, of the name of God as though it were a meaningless label, to be affixed to any creation, more or less arbitrary, of human speculation. Use your influence on the Faithful, that they refuse to yield to this aberration. Our God is the Personal God, supernatural, omnipotent, infinitely perfect, one in the Trinity of Persons, tri-personal in the unity of divine essence, the Creator of all existence. Lord, King and ultimate Consummator of the history of the world, who will not, and cannot, tolerate a rival God by His side. (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.) 

God does not judge human beings on the basis of their race or ethnicity at the moment of their Particular Judgment, nor does He excuse those who believe that their race or ethnicity or natoinality "permits" them to violate His immutable laws with impunity. God has not created human beings to kill wantonly, and He has not created them to exact "revenge" upon those deemed responsible, whether justly or unjustly, for various injustices, real or imagine. God also does not sanction rioting and revolution as the means to pursue "justice" as these re the work of the chaos inspired by the devil himelf, Who hates God and wants to pit human being against human being in this life so as to bring as many souls as possible down into hell, where he, togther with his fellow demons, will torment them for all eternity.

Saint Paul's Epistle to the Colossians reminds us that there is neither Jew nor Gentile, slave or free man, in the eyes of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity. The following words mean precisely what they say:

[6] For which things the wrath of God cometh upon the children of unbelief, [7] In which you also walked some time, when you lived in them. [8] But now put you also all away: anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth. [9] Lie not one to another: stripping yourselves of the old man with his deeds, [10] And putting on the new, him who is renewed unto knowledge, according to the image of him that created him.

[11] Where there is neither Gentile nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian nor Scythian, bond nor free. But Christ is all, and in all.[12] Put ye on therefore, as the elect of God, holy, and beloved, the bowels of mercy, benignity, humility, modesty, patience: [13] Bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if any have a complaint against another: even as the Lord hath forgiven you, so do you also. [14] But above all these things have charity, which is the bond of perfection: [15] And let the peace of Christ rejoice in your hearts, wherein also you are called in one body: and be ye thankful.

[16] Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God. [17] All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3: 6-17.)

Thus stands condemned white supremacist groups and racialists of every other kind, including the likes of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, the leaders of Black Lives Matters and their enablers who hide behind tax-exempt foundations that are never targeted for audits by the poltiically-charged Internal Revenue Service to fund organized anarchy, and, anong so many others, the New Black Panther Party to which Micah Xavier Johnson was attached, at least in sentiment if not in actual fact.

Pope Pius XI explained in the aforementioned Mit Brenennder Sorge, March 17, 1937, that nations can never sever morality from public policy, thereby echoing all that his own predecessors, including Popes Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII and Saint Pius X, had taught in the previous century before his accession to the Throne of Saint Peter on 1922:

29. It is on faith in God, preserved pure and stainless, that man's morality is based. All efforts to remove from under morality and the moral order the granite foundation of faith and to substitute for it the shifting sands of human regulations, sooner or later lead these individuals or societies to moral degradation. The fool who has said in his heart "there is no God" goes straight to moral corruption (Psalms xiii. 1), and the number of these fools who today are out to sever morality from religion, is legion. They either do not see or refuse to see that the banishment of confessional Christianity, i.e., the clear and precise notion of Christianity, from teaching and education, from the organization of social and political life, spells spiritual spoliation and degradation. No coercive power of the State, no purely human ideal, however noble and lofty it be, will ever be able to make shift of the supreme and decisive impulses generated by faith in God and Christ. If the man, who is called to the hard sacrifice of his own ego to the common good, loses the support of the eternal and the divine, that comforting and consoling faith in a God who rewards all good and punishes all evil, then the result of the majority will be, not the acceptance, but the refusal of their duty. The conscientious observation of the ten commandments of God and the precepts of the Church (which are nothing but practical specifications of rules of the Gospels) is for every one an unrivaled school of personal discipline, moral education and formation of character, a school that is exacting, but not to excess. A merciful God, who as Legislator, says -- Thou must! -- also gives by His grace the power to will and to do. To let forces of moral formation of such efficacy lie fallow, or to exclude them positively from public education, would spell religious under-feeding of a nation. To hand over the moral law to man's subjective opinion, which changes with the times, instead of anchoring it in the holy will of the eternal God and His commandments, is to open wide every door to the forces of destruction. The resulting dereliction of the eternal principles of an objective morality, which educates conscience and ennobles every department and organization of life, is a sin against the destiny of a nation, a sin whose bitter fruit will poison future generations

30. Such is the rush of present-day life that it severs from the divine foundation of Revelation, not only morality, but also the theoretical and practical rights. We are especially referring to what is called the natural law, written by the Creator's hand on the tablet of the heart (Rom. ii. 14) and which reason, not blinded by sin or passion, can easily read. It is in the light of the commands of this natural law, that all positive law, whoever be the lawgiver, can be gauged in its moral content, and hence, in the authority it wields over conscience. Human laws in flagrant contradiction with the natural law are vitiated with a taint which no force, no power can mend. In the light of this principle one must judge the axiom, that "right is common utility," a proposition which may be given a correct significance, it means that what is morally indefensible, can never contribute to the good of the people. But ancient paganism acknowledged that the axiom, to be entirely true, must be reversed and be made to say: "Nothing can be useful, if it is not at the same time morally good" (Cicero, De Off. ii. 30). Emancipated from this oral rule, the principle would in international law carry a perpetual state of war between nations; for it ignores in national life, by confusion of right and utility, the basic fact that man as a person possesses rights he holds from God, and which any collectivity must protect against denial, suppression or neglect. To overlook this truth is to forget that the real common good ultimately takes its measure from man's nature, which balances personal rights and social obligations, and from the purpose of society, established for the benefit of human nature. Society, was intended by the Creator for the full development of individual possibilities, and for the social benefits, which by a give and take process, every one can claim for his own sake and that of others. Higher and more general values, which collectivity alone can provide, also derive from the Creator for the good of man, and for the full development, natural and supernatural, and the realization of his perfection. To neglect this order is to shake the pillars on which society rests, and to compromise social tranquillity, security and existence. (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)

This describes both Nazi Germany in 1937 and it describes the world in which we live at this time, including here in the United States of America, and those who are convinced that an election is stop the descent of this country further into the abyss ought to reckon once again with the words of the pagan Cicero as quoted by Pope Pius XI: "Nothing can be useful, if it is not at the same time morally good." Nations that permit the wanton killing of the innocent preborn in their mothers' wombs and the killing of "brain dead" people, each of whom is very much alive, to "give the gift of life" will find themsle

Pope Pius XI also noted that the only way that societies can be reform is for men to reform their lives as members of the Catholic Church:

18. Faith in Christ cannot maintain itself pure and unalloyed without the support of faith in the Church, "the pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Tim. iii. 15); for Christ Himself, God eternally blessed, raised this pillar of the Faith. His command tO hear the Church (Matt. xviii. 15), to welcome in the words and commands of the Church His own words and His own commands (Luke x. 16), is addressed to all men, of all times and of all countries. The Church founded by the Redeemer is one, the same for all races and all nations. Beneath her dome, as beneath the vault of heaven, there is but one country for all nations and tongues; there is room for the development of every quality, advantage, task and vocation which God the Creator and Savior has allotted to individuals as well as to ethnical communities. The Church's maternal heart is big enough to see in the God-appointed development of individual characteristics and gifts, more than a mere danger of divergency. She rejoices at the spiritual superiorities among individuals and nations. In their successes she sees with maternal joy and pride fruits of education and progress, which she can only bless and encourage, whenever she can conscientiously do so. But she also knows that to this freedom limits have been set by the majesty of the divine command, which founded that Church one and indivisible. Whoever tampers with that unity and that indivisibility wrenches from the Spouse of Christ one of the diadems with which God Himself crowned her; he subjects a divine structure, which stands on eternal foundations, to criticism and transformation by architects whom the Father of Heaven never authorized to interfere.

19. The Church, whose work lies among men and operates through men, may see her divine mission obscured by human, too human, combination, persistently growing and developing like the cockle among the wheat of the Kingdom of God. Those who know the Savior's words on scandal and the giver of scandals, know, too, the judgment which the Church and all her sons must pronounce on what was and what is sin. But if, besides these reprehensible discrepancies be between faith and life, acts and words, exterior conduct and interior feelings, however numerous they be, anyone overlooks the overwhelming sum of authentic virtues, of spirit of sacrifice, fraternal love, heroic efforts of sanctity, he gives evidence of deplorable blindness and injustice. If later he forgets to apply the standard of severity, by which he measures the Church he hates, to other organizations in which he happens to be interested, then his appeal to an offended sense of purity identifies him with those who, for seeing the mote in their brother's eye, according to the Savior's incisive words, cannot see the beam in their own. But however suspicious the intention of those who make it their task, nay their vile profession, to scrutinize what is human in the Church, and although the priestly powers conferred by God are independent of the priest's human value, it yet remains true that at no moment of history, no individual, in no organization can dispense himself from the duty of loyally examining his conscience, of mercilessly purifying himself, and energetically renewing himself in spirit and in action. In Our Encyclical on the priesthood We have urged attention to the sacred duty of all those who belong to the Church, chiefly the members of the priestly and religious profession and of the lay apostolate, to square their faith and their conduct with the claims of the law of God and of the Church. And today we again repeat with all the insistency We can command: it is not enough to be a member of the Church of Christ, one needs to be a living member, in spirit and in truth, i.e., living in the state of grace and in the presence of God, either in innocence or in sincere repentance. If the Apostle of the nations, the vase of election, chastised his body and brought it into subjection: lest perhaps, when he had preached to others, he himself should become a castaway (1 Cor. ix. 27), could anybody responsible for the extension of the Kingdom of God claim any other method but personal sanctification? Only thus can we show to the present generation, and to the critics of the Church that "the salt of the earth," the leaven of Christianity has not decayed, but is ready to give the men of today -- prisoners of doubt and error, victims of indifference, tired of their Faith and straying from God -- the spiritual renewal they so much need. A Christianity which keeps a grip on itself, refuses every compromise with the world, takes the commands of God and the Church seriously, preserves its love of God and of men in all its freshness, such a Christianity can be, and will be, a model and a guide to a world which is sick to death and clamors for directions, unless it be condemned to a catastrophe that would baffle the imagination.

20. Every true and lasting reform has ultimately sprung from the sanctity of men who were driven by the love of God and of men. Generous, ready to stand to attention to any call from God, yet confident in themselves because confident in their vocation, they grew to the size of beacons and reformers. On the other hand, any reformatory zeal, which instead of springing from personal purity, flashes out of passion, has produced unrest instead of light, destruction instead of construction, and more than once set up evils worse than those it was out to remedy. No doubt "the Spirit breatheth where he will" (John iii. 8): "of stones He is able to raise men to prepare the way to his designs" (Matt. iii. 9). He chooses the instruments of His will according to His own plans, not those of men. But the Founder of the Church, who breathed her into existence at Pentecost, cannot disown the foundations as He laid them. Whoever is moved by the spirit of God, spontaneously adopts both outwardly and inwardly, the true attitude toward the Church, this sacred fruit from the tree of the cross, this gift from the Spirit of God, bestowed on Pentecost day to an erratic world.  (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)

The voice of a true Successor of Saint Peter has been silent since the death of Pope Pius XII on October 9, 1958, the news of which I remember quite vividly when it was conveyed to us at Saint Aloysius School in Great Neck, New York. We know now that the Holy Father’s last words were:

"Pray," he said. "Pray that this regrettable situation for the church may end." (See Newspaper Articles on the Death of Pope Pius XII.)

We have lacked the voice of the Chief Shepherd to guide the Barque of Peter and to denounce the errors of the day, to call madness by its proper name.

In the place of the voice of a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter we have had antipopes who have made their accommodation with the world and its institutions based upon the power of men, not of Christ the King. The latest in the line of conciliar antipopes has brought the conciliar revolution to its ultimate consequences, resulting in a total acquiescence to the bizarre and the immoral in the name of “mercy” and “reaching out to the existential peripheries.”

“Pope Francis” does not denounce any true moral evil as such. He has remained silent in the face of advance of abortion, euthanasia, and “gay marriage.” Indeed, he has gone out of his way to signal his support for pro-abortion civic officials and for those responsible for advancing the surgical execution of the innocent preborn in their own countries, including Italy, and he has been completing silent, at least thus far, about the murders of the five police officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven of their fellow officers.

The Argentine Apostate cares about protecting the “rights” of those seeking to violate the just laws of nations by crossing borders illegally and protecting the “environment,” to say nothing of how he has met privately with Catholics living “irregularly” and those steeped in perversity or who have had their bodies chemically and surgically mutilated in the belief that this changes their gender before the God Who created them and to Whom they must answer at the moment of their Particular Judgment. 

Why should the lawless likes of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton or any naturalist, whether of the false opposites of the naturalist "right" or of the "left," have any kind of moral compass when what is thought to be the Catholic Church is headed by a man who does not believe in the Catholic Faith and thus gives voice to every error imaginable.

This is time of profound chastisement, which means that this is a time of profound suffering. This no “quick fix” to prevent our situation from getting worse as the forces we are fighting are those of principalities and powers. Those such as Obama/Soetoro, the Clintons and others who advance evils, including Bergoglio, of course, are simply doing the bidding of the evil forces inspiring them. They are forgettable figures of history, minions of the prince of darkness and the master of lies.

Those who want to believe otherwise are free to do so, although most of those who believe that the farce of naturalism is going to “save” the United States of America are not reading these articles!

This is not a call for inaction or unconcern in the midst of the dangers that surround us. Not at all.

This is, though, a reminder that all of the agitation of the moment does not come from God, Who wants us to combat evil with the tools of supernatural combat, and to surrender to the agitation is to disturb the peace of Christ the King, the Prince of Peace, that must abide in our souls at all times. 

As Catholics, my friends, we know that God does not judge us on the basis of the race or ethnicity. Our immortal souls is made unto His own very image and likeness in that we have a rational soul with an intellect to know Him and a will to choose with which to love and to serve Him. Human beings do not love God as "blacks" or as "whites" or as "Latinos or Latinas" or as "Orientals" or as "Native Americans" or as "Italians" or as "Croatians" or as "French" or as "Americans" but as creatures whose immortal souls have been redeemed by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Human beings are called upon to love God as He has revealed Himself to them through His true Church, the Catholic Church, and to love their own immortal souls as they have been redeemed at so great a cost. Our principal identity as human beings is as members of the Catholic Church. Everything else about us (race, ethnicity, nationality, gender), although occurring certainly within the Providence of God, is secondary.

We are to see in each person the very impress of the Divine Redeemer and to treat Him accordingly, rendering unto each person that which is his due. We are to discriminate unjustly (we must discriminate justly in many circumstances of our lives as we choose which merchant to patronize, which person to employ, who to admit to a seat in a college or a professional school, to deny employment or privileges to those steeped in public scandal, etc.) against no one nor must we use the external characteristics of a human being to extend privileges that are undeserving and/or would result in an injustice to someone else.

As noted earlier, human beings are supposed to be bound together by the common bonds of the Catholic Faith, not to break into warring tribes along ethnic or racial or geographic lines, seething with hatred and resentment at those who have "more" (power, money, fame, prestige, accomplishment) than they do. We are to help each other get home to Heaven as members of the Catholic Church who aspire to make reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary for our sins, fulfilling these words of Saint Paul in his Epistle to the Ephesians as we seek to build up each other as members of the Mystical Body of Christ on earth:

[16] From whom the whole body, being compacted and fitly joined together, by what every joint supplieth, according to the operation in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in charity. This then I say and testify in the Lord: That henceforward you walk not as also the Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind, [18] Having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their hearts. [19] Who despairing, have given themselves up to lasciviousness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto the working of all uncleanness, unto covetousness. [20] But you have not so learned Christ;

[21] If so be that you have heard him, and have been taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus: [22] To put off, according to former conversation, the old man, who is corrupted according to the desire of error. [23] And be renewed in the spirit of your mind: [24] And put on the new man, who according to God is created in justice and holiness of truth. [25] Wherefore putting away lying, speak; ye the truth every man with his neighbour; for we are members one of another.

[26] Be angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. [27] Give not place to the devil. [28] He that stole, let him now steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need. [29] Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers. [30] And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.

[31] Let all bitterness, and anger, and indignation, and clamour, and blasphemy, be put away from you, with all malice. [32] And be ye kind one to another; merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.  (Ephesians 4: 16-32.)

We are to be bound together by the common bonds of the Catholic Faith, and we are to forgive one another as we are forgiven in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance as a true priest, acting as in persona Christi, administers unto our souls the merits won for us by the shedding of the Most Precious Blood of Our Divine Redeemer, Christ the King.

Forgiveness of one’s enemies—and of those who harm us or our relatives—is essential to gain Heaven. This does not mean that civil justice cannot be pursued in order to mete out a punishment to malefactors that suits the crime or crimes they are adjudged after the administration of due process of law to have committed. It does mean, however, that civil justice must be pursued without a sense of revenge and without taking the civil law into one’s own hands.

There is, as I have noted so frequently on this site, no place in the heart of a Catholic for holding or nursing grudges or wishing ill for those we believe have injured us in some way or another. We must forgive as we are forgiven in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, and we must seek to do good to those who have injured us, recognizing that there is nothing we can suffer from others that is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and caused His Most Blessed Mother to suffer as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were plunged through and through her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.

The Gospel reading for today's Mass on the Feast of Saint John Gualbert (and a Commemoration of Saints Nabor and Felix) reminds us that the very Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity made Man in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of Mary by the power of the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, at the Annunciation, Christ the King Himself, taught us to forgive our enemies and to do good to those who persecute us:

You have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thy enemy. But I say to you, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that persecute and calumniate you: that you may be the children of your Father Who is in Heaven, Who maketh His sun to rise upon the good and bad, and raineth upon the just and the unjust. For if you love them that love you, what reward shall you have; do not even the publicans this? And if you salute your brethren only, what do you more? do not also the heathens this? Be you therefore perfect, as also your Heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5: 43-48.)  

We must be perfect as Our Heavenly Father is perfect. We must forgive others. We cannot go about exacting vengeance or engaging in petty acts of vindictiveness against others. We must forgive as we are forgiven. It is that simple. Each of us deserves to be chastised for our sins. We should be grateful to the ever merciful God that He sends us others to calumniate us and to speak ill of us just moments after they may have spoken feigned words of greetings to us through gritted teeth and pretended smiles that betrayed a spirit of inner contempt.

So what?

So what? 

Our sins deserve far, far worse than anything we are asked to suffer in this passing, mortal vale of tears. None of us or our supposed "reputations," which exist more in our own imaginations than they do in the objective order of things, are so important as to become arrogant and full of self-righteous sanctimony when our "pride" is wounded and especially when things we would rather not hear about ourselves become more widely known in this life as a preparation for the revelation of each of our private thoughts, words and actions on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the living and the dead. It will only be on that Last Day that the totality of our lives will be seen by others as we saw it at the Particular Judgment, which is ratified and made known to all at the General Judgment to manifest both the justice and mercy of God.

So many people plot and scheme and whisper behind closed doors (or endlessly on their cellular phones) to "protect" their nonexistent "reputations," fearful that some ill word, whether true or not, will be spoken against them. Meetings are held where tales full of half-truth and lots of positivism are spun to seek reaffirmation from others for a "plan of action" to proactively attack those who calumniate them. To what end? To what good end? Doesn't everything get revealed on the Last Day? Why all of the efforts to avoid a little chastisement in this life?

Indeed, much of the chastisement that comes our way could be avoided entirely if we only had more humility to say, "You know what? Boy, I've messed up a whole lot. I've done some very bad things. I've treated people badly. I've attempted to make others look guilty in a given situation when I'm the one at fault. You know what? I'm a stinker. Please forgive me."

Saint John Gualbert, whose feast we celebrate today, was confronted with a plea for forgiveness from the murderer of his own brother. The reading from the Divine Office for this day, as found in Dom Prosper Gueranger's The Liturgical Year, tells us of this plea and how it changed our Saint's life:

Saint John Gualbert was born at Florence of a noble family. While, in compliance with his father's wishes, he was following the career of arms, it happened that his only brother Hugh was slain by a kinsman. On Good Friday, John, at the head of an armed band, met the murderer alone and unarmed, in a spot where they could not avoid each other. Seeing death imminent, the murderer, with arms outstretched in the form of a cross, begged for mercy, and John, through reverence for the sacred sign, graciously spared him. Having thus changed his enemy into a brother, he went to pray in the church of San Miniato, which was near at hand; and as he was adoring the image of Christ crucified, he saw it bend its head towards him. John was deeply touched by this miracle, and determined thereafter to fight for God alone, even against his father's wish; so on the spot he cut off his own hair and put on the monastic habit. Very soon his pious and religious manner of life shed abroad so great a lustre that he became to many a living rule and pattern of perfection. Hence on the death of the Abbot of the place he was unanimously chosen superior. But the servant of God, preferring obedience to superiority, and moreover being reserved by the divine will for greater things, bestook himself to Romuald, who was then living in the desert of Camaldoli, and who, inspired by heaven, announced to him that the institute he was to form; whereupon he laid the foundations of his Order under the Rule of St. Benedict of Vallombrosa. (The Roman Breviary, as found in Dom Prosper Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Volume XIII, Time After Pentecost: Book IV, pp. 79-80.)  

Saint John Gualbert's entire life was changed by extending forgiveness to the man who had killed his brother because he had seen his brother's murderer plead for his life with a sign of the Holy Cross. He forgave. He laid down his arms of battle to take up arms for Christ the King. Imagine what this country would look like if it had been founded on Catholic principles and not those of Protestantism and Judeo-Masonry,

Saint John Gualbert's show of mercy to his brother's murderer, however, did not mean that he was, to quote the words used so frequently by the late Father John Joseph  Sullivan, a "wimp, a fairy, a pansy." Not at all. Saint John Gualbert hated what God hated, and he was as fierce as a soldier in the Army of Christ the King as he had been as a soldier with the arms of this world. Although he wanted to show mercy to all others, he was fearless in opposing the abuse of ecclesiastical power as he exposed the plots and schemes of clergymen who were interested in their own money and power and privileges rather than serving the souls for whom Christ the King had shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.

Yes, Saint John Gualbert forgave the man who murdered his brother. He forgave the simoniac bishop, Peter of Pavia, whose reconciliation to Christ the King was so near and dear to his own deeply pastoral heart, which was conformed to that of the Most Sacred Heart of the Good Shepherd Himself. In all efforts to defend truth, my few readers, there must be, as noted above, an earnest desire to pursue justice without vengeance as one prays for those who have done great injuries to him so that they can, having been reconciled to God through the merits of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus that are applied upon their immortal souls in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, save their souls and go to Heaven, where all of the souls of the just are reconciled one unto the other.

These are truths that no one will hear uttered by our reignig caesar at today's secular memorial service for the police officers killed by Micah Xavier Johnson. No, President Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro will call for a "national conversation" that always winds up with an increase in the size, the scope and the power of the Federal government of the United States of America.

We just need to keep close to her, especially through her Most Holy Rosary as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, as we seek to make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, as we petition her earnestly to restore a true pope to the Throne of Saint Peter to fulfill her Fatima Message, thus ushering in the Triumph of her own Immaculate Heart, which she promised to Jacinta and Francisco Marto and their cousin Lucia dos Santos ninety-nine years ago tomorrow, that is, on July 13, 1917.

Vivat Christus RexViva Cristo Rey!

Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?

Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!

Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.

Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

Saint John Gualbert, pray for us.

Saints Nabor and Felix, pray for us.