Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro’s decision to “normalize” relations with the murderous Communist thugs of Cuba makes perfect sense given the fact the United States of America is home to all manner of state-sponsored terrorism, starting with that which is waged as the innocent preborn in the sanctuaries of their mothers’ wombs and including, of course, the various means of terror and torture used against the South during the War between the States and against the American Indians, and has made it a policy to associate with murderous thugs whenever it has been expedient to do so.
Remember, President Thomas Woodrow Wilson supported the assault of the Masonic revolutionaries in Mexico on Catholics there in the second decade of the Twentieth Century and that President John Calvin Coolidge sold planes and heavy artillery to Plutarco Elias Calles to use against the Cristeros a decade later. Wilson was motivated by both ideological and commercial reasons while Coolidge, though, was concerned about one thing: the flow of Mexican oil into the United States of America.
Remember also that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, extended formal diplomatic recognition to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on November 16, 1933, in the belief that doing so would advance commercial interests of the United States of America and blunt the expansionism of Imperial Japan in Asia.
How did that all work out?
Roosevelt’s administration, of course, was filled to the rafters with admirers of Joseph Stalin and Communism, including the man who was then his Secretary of Agriculture and would serve later as Vice President of the United States of America during his third term from January 20, 1941, to January 20, 1945, Henry Agard Wallace. (Wallace had been impressed with the “volunteers” in a Soviet slave labor camp in Siberia when during as vice president from May 23, 1944, to June 4, 1944, although he admitted a decade late that he had been duped.)
Famously, of course it was the population-controller himself, President Richard Milhous Nixon (see Poster Boy of Modernity), who played the “China Card” against the Soviet Union when he visited Red China from February 21, 1972, to February 28, 1972, resulting in the “Shanghai Communique” that started the process of “normalizing” diplomatic relations, a process completed by the aforesaid Great Appeaser, James Earl Carter, Jr., on December 15, 1978.
An important part of the Shanghai Communique was the beginning of commercial ties between the United States of America and the “People’s Republic of China.” Those who supported the sellout of the Republic of China on Taiwan and the beginning of commercial ties with the Chicoms said repeatedly that Red China would become “democratized” over the course of time.
How has all of that worked out for the slave laborers of Red China or for manufacturing jobs here in the United States of America?
How has all of that worked out for the millions of preborn children killed by forced abortion and for the political parties who have had their vital bodily members carved out of them for the international black market of human organs without any anesthesia?
How has all of that worked out for the parents who are restricted to have only one child per family?
How has all of that worked out for greater “openness” within Red China?
How has all of that worked out for the quality of goods for the American trade deficit with Red China?
Indeed, how has it worked out for the people of Hong Kong in the last sixteen years since its ties to the United Kingdom ended on January 1, 1999?
Remember, many American politicians of both political parties have financial portfolios that include investments in multinational companies that make substantial amounts of money off of the slave labor and substandard working conditions in Red China. These politicians have had a vested interest in maintaining ongoing economic ties with the Butchers of Beijing.
The same has been the case William Jefferson Blythe Clinton extended full diplomatic recognition to the murderous Communist regime of the “Democratic Republic of Vietnam” on July 12, 1975.
How has that worked out for the cause of “democracy” in the land from which over 1,600,000 people, many of them Catholics, fled in the years following the fall of the Republic of Vietnam to the forces of the Communist Viet Cong and the military of Communist North Vietnam (the “Democratic" Republic of Vietnam).
If the Great Appeaser had his way as a self-appointed global ambassador to the “Democratic Republic of Korea,” North Korea, then President Clinton would have established full diplomatic relations with the Stalinist son, Kim Jung-Il, of the Stalinist founder of this Communist prison camp of a nation, Kim Il-Sung, in the 1990s. It does not appear that North Korea is interested in any kind of change—with or without American money and diplomatic relations. The again, what do I know?
(A separate commentary on the North Korean role as an instrument of God’s chastisement against the American motion picture industry for showing crude films filled with gratuitous violence on Christmas Day will be written at some point in the next week. You see, no motion picture theaters would be open on Christmas Day in a world governed by Catholic principles, and no producers would want to produce anything that would traffic in crudity, indecency and, at least on so many occasions, a mockery of virtue and of God Himself. Then again, Hollywood has been in the control of the Talmudists from its very beginnings a hundred years ago now, something that the Judeophile named Dr. Paul Johnson noted in A History of the American People.)
American money has enabled the Chicom thugs to engage in cyberspace warfare against the United States of America and to build up its military might, including space-based satellite systems, as its “exchange students” have gained valuable intelligence while studying in this country’s colleges and universities.
It’s always about the money. Always. This why the hapless fools in the false opposite of the naturalist “right” will huff and puff without doing anything of substance to stop Caesar Obama’s recognition of Cuba, now in its fifty-sixth year of occupation as a Communist prison-state.
Equally wrong are libertarians such as the Pauls, Rand (see Rand Paul Channels Lee Atwater, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney et al.) and Ron (see Showing Libertarianism's True Biases), who believe that American businesses will help bring "freedom" to Cuba if the government of the United States of America stops intering in the "internal affairs" of the Cuban mass murderers. The Pauls are tragically mistaken about the vicious nature of Communism, which is, as will be noted below, merely the ultimate expression of the violence unleashed by the Protestant Revolution and the subsequent rise of Judeo-Masonry.
While it is certainly true that Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro has deep feelings of ideological kinship with the murderous Castro brothers, one never discounts the role of money in American public-policy decision-making as it is Obama/Soetoro’s specific intention to come to the assistance of a regime that has faltering economically precisely because of the American trade embargo:
There is a price that the Cuban regime will exact from American companies to do business there if U.S.-Cuba relations are fully normalized, a price that likely won’t benefit the country’s lower classes, but will instead line the pockets of Castro & Co., experts on Cuba warn.
Because of its tight grip, the Castro regime has kept Cuba’s GDP hamstrung. It’s economy is now at a tiny $72.3 billion, less than half that of the state of Iowa, notes Richard J. Peterson, senior director at S&P Capital IQ. In fact, the average worker earns less than $25 a month.
Cuba is in crisis, it needs a bailout. Its crony capitalism has failed, it is steeped in debt, and its money is running low. Historically, Cuba has enjoyed lifelines in the form of money and oil from Venezuela, which had been generously supplying 100,000 free barrels of oil a day, estimates show, nearly two-thirds of Cuba’s consumption needs.
But Venezuela is on the brink of financial collapse as oil continues to plunge toward $60 a barrel, according to sources there, and it cannot supply Cuba the oil it needs. Plus Venezuela is now enduring three health epidemics: Malaria, dengue fever and chikungunya. Russia has also subsidized Cuba’s economy, but it, too, faces a severe economic contraction as oil nosedives.
Cuba needs tourism dollars, it needs trade and bank credits to save itself from bankruptcy. But it wants all that even while it keeps its failed government model, its old-style crony communism, in place. Cuba is run by a Soviet-style nomenklatura filled with party elites who call the shots behind the scenes, and who have gotten spectacularly wealthy in the process, all while abusing its people and business partners. Critics of the government, perceived enemies of the state, even those calling for basic human rights continue to be arbitrarily imprisoned without charge or due process, many beaten, even killed.
The Cuban power elite are the Castro brothers and their families, their party chieftains and army leaders. The Cuban economy has changed little since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Unchecked by a probing, independent media or Congress, the Cuban power elite enjoy rich salaries, vacations overseas, yachts, Internet access, beach compounds and satellite dishes to see U.S. movies, notes Cuban émigré and lawyer Nelson Carbonell, author of “And the Russians Stayed: The Sovietization of Cuba” (William Morrow & Co., 1989). The communists in Cuba routinely expropriate the assets of foreign investors, and have seized and control everything of value, including hotels, car distributors, banks, the sugar industry, resorts.
Just as Friedrich Engel, co-author of the Communist Manifesto, once said holds true of Cuba today, that “once in the saddle,” a new ruling class “has never failed to consolidate its rule at the expense of the working class and to transform social leadership into exploitation.”
If relations are fully normalized, American tourist dollars would pour into companies owned by the Castro regime, since tourism is controlled by both the military and General Raul Castro, warns the Cuba Transition Project (CTP).
That means rum, tobacco, hotels and resorts are all owned and operated by the regime and its security forces. Cuba’s dominant company is the Grupo Gaesa, founded by Raul Castro in the nineties and controlled and operated by the Cuban military, which oversees all investments. Cuba’s Gaviota, run by the Cuban military, operates Cuba’s tourism trade, its hotels, resorts, car rentals, nightclubs, retail stores and restaurants. Gaesa is run by Raul’s son-in-law, Colonel Luis Alberto Rodriguez Lopez-Callejas.
The number of foreign companies doing business in Cuba have been cut by more than half since the 1990s, to 190 from some 400. Reasons include: Being forced to partner with army-controlled groups; hire workers through state agencies; and the freezing of bank deposits. Complaints have poured in from former senior executives at Dow Chemical, General Mills, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colgate-Palmolive, Bacardi, American Express Bank, PepsiCo, Warner Communications, Martin Marietta Aluminum and Amex Nickel Corporation. Iberia, Spain’s national airline which at one time accounted for 10% of foreign commerce with Cuba, killed its Havana routes because they were unprofitable.
If U.S.-Cuba relations are normalized, fresh, new American dollars will only enrich the elite, “dollars will trickle down to the Cuban poor in only small quantities, while state and foreign enterprises will benefit most,” warns CTP, adding U.S. travelers to Cuba could still be “subject to harassment and imprisonment.” Over the decades, tourists visiting Cuba from Canada, Europe and Latin America and spending money there have only strengthened Cuba’s totalitarian state, it notes. There is a chance the free-flow of information from free trade could spark change long-term, but that could trigger an immediate, violent crackdown from the Cuban government, much like what occurred during the Arab spring.
Another significant factor: Corruption is rampant in Cuba, it has no independent, transparent, legal system, Cuba appoints its judges and licenses lawyers, and it repeatedly arrests peaceful pro-democracy activists.
Plus it is a debtor nation with a long history of defaulting on its loans. U.S. businesses risk having their operations confiscated by the government, and/or never seeing their loans repaid. (The Real Cost of Castro Inc.)
Yes, it is always about the money.
A man like Obama is simply naturally inclined to support his fellow leftists.
Republicans, of course, will come to realize the “benefits” that will accrue to their campaign coffers if, after huffing and puffing, they put up a typically token resistance to Obama’s embrace of a Communist Cuba.
Then again, of course, there is no moral “high ground” on which the Republicans can stand as most of them have enabled the butchery of the innocent preborn by chemical and surgical means. Even those naturalists of the false opposite of the “right” who say that they are “pro-life” support the direct, intentional killing of the innocent preborn in the so-called “hard cases,” making them simply less pro-abortion than those, such as Caesar Obama, who support unrestricted baby-killing at all times in all circumstances without any reservation or qualification whatsoever.
Even the Republican outrage at what happened to Elian Gonzalez, whose mother died while fleeing Cuba to come to the United States of America on November 21, 1999, when he was spirited away by armed agents of the Immigration and Naturalization Service on the morning of Holy Saturday, April 22, 2000, under the orders of then-Attorney General Janet “Hear No Chinagate, See No Chinagate” Reno, a Catholic, by the way, was hypocritical.
Well, the Communist government of Cuba claims that children belong to the civil state, not to their parents. Education is controlled by the civil state, which has imposed a rigid ideological program of systematic programming in Communist propaganda as the essence of its own version of “common core.”
There is not one establishment Republican who has ever said that no level of government (state, local or nation) has any business establishing any kind of mandated curriculum to be imposed upon students or that parents, not the civil state, have the principal responsibility for the education of their children. It is, of course, the teaching of the Catholic Church that the primary end of marriage is the procreation and education of children.
Moreover, American public education has been an exercise in a rigid form of systematic programming in nationalistic propaganda that was meant from its inception to “Americanize” the children of Irish Catholic immigrants to this country in the 1820s and thereafter in order to assure that the first loyalty of those children was to “America” and not to “Rome.” There is very little difference between the mandated core curriculum that exits in a Communist nation and that which exists in the supposedly “free” West, paralyzed as it is by its own kind of thought control that is justified by various slogans (“political correctness,” “sensitivity,” “diversity,” “tolerance,” “inclusiveness,” etc.)
Consider the goals outline by Horace Mann, who was the superintendent of schools for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1837 and is credited with masterminding state-mandated curricula over local public indoctrination (er, school) districts:
1) Fifth Annual Report (1841). Mann argued successfully that economic wealth would increase through an educated public. It was therefore in the self interest of business to pay the taxation for public education.
(2) Seventh Annual Report (1843). Horace Mann inspected and appraised favorably the Prussian school system. This report led to widespread improvement .of education through the educational theories of Pestalozzi, Herbart and eventually Froebel.
(3) Tenth Annual Report (1846). Mann asserted that education was a natural right for every child. It is a necessary responsibility of the State to insure that education was provided for every child. This report led to the adoption of the first State law requiring compulsory attendance in school in 1852.
(4) Twelfth Annual Report (1848). He presented a rationale for the support of public education through taxation. Society improves as a result of an educated p public. He argued for non-sectarian schools, so the taxpayer would not be in the position of supporting any established religion with which he might disagree in conscience. (Educational Contributions of Horace Mann)
As noted above, the development of Horace Mann's thought was influenced heavily by the "Prussian Education System" that had its origins in the Eighteenth Century and whose own "evolution" over the course of the decades thereafter convinced him to use it as a model for Massachusetts, which, in turn, could be a model to "standardize" his brainwashing standards for the rest of the nation. Indeed, Mann, who belonged to the extinct species of naturalist organized crime known as the Whig Party, convinced his fellow party adherents to become "true believers" in the "Prussian Education System." Mann even traveled to Prussia in 1843 to see the system for himself. The People's Republic of New York was one of the first to follow the model that Mann established in the neighbor statist stronghold of Massachusetts, and it is absolutely no accident at al that these two states remain two of the most hostile states to home schooling parents in the United States of America at this time (Maryland, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont round out the ranks of the states whose regulations are designed to make home schooling very difficult as parents are monitored at every turn).
One of the keys to the "Prussian Education System" was the passage of laws to compel the attendance of children in state-run institutions of thought-control. The Prussians of the Eighteenth Century, however, were simply implementing the idea of a former Augustinian monk, a man named Martin Luther, who believed that it was necessary to require children to go to school in order that they learn how to read the Protestant version of the Bible to make sure that all remnants of Catholicism could be eradicated from the German states influenced by his revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church and to organize society under the Social Reign of Christ the King, which, of course, Luther, much like another German, a priest from Bavaria who was ordained on June 29, 1851 (Father Joseph Ratzinger), rejected out of hand and that the Argentine Apostate considers so much rubbish not even worth condemning.
By the way, the likes of Horace Mann, much like Luther three hundred years before him, desired compulsory so that those children of Catholic immigrants would be exposed to the "truth" in the blasphemous "King James" version of the Bible. We must remember that each and every Protestant "bible" is worthless it contains false translations and omit Sacred Books contained in the Canon of Sacred Scripture, thereby blaspheming God the Holy Ghost, under whose inspiration each word contained in Holy Writ was written. Do not permit yourselves into believing one of naturalism's greatest lies: that it doesn't matter what version of the Bible one reads. This belief is from the devil himself.
Compulsory attendance in state-run institutions of thought-control was essential to American "educational reformers" such as Horace Mann for many of the same reasons, although the Prussian system that they admired so much had made explicit what was implicit in Luther's call for "compulsory education:" the belief that the civil state has the "right" and thus the "duty" to educate children, not parents, thereby violating the precepts of the Fourth Commandment and denying the graces inherent in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony that equip every father and mother with the graces necessary to fulfill the primary end of their wedded union in Christ the King: the procreation and education of children.
Prussia, the land that gave birth to the Freemason named Otto von Bismarck, the first Chancellor of Germany, whose imposition of a mandatory retirement age and of social security under Chancellor Otto von Bismarck also was designed to destroy the Fourth Commandment so as to "relieve" grown children from caring for their elderly parents if the latter could not care for themselves (and thus creating a dependency class that would look to the state, not to family members, for support and sustenance), can thus be seen quite rightly as having been in the vanguard of planting the seeds for the rise of the National Education Association (whose initials are, of course, "N.E.A.," the "Non-Education Association") and of the politicians who have enabled and empowered their fellow ideologues in the industry of professional thought-control so as to create a class of willing citizens who will never question what caesar and his minions tell them to do.
Attacks against the ability of parents to educate their children as they see fit have been waged by Freemasons throughout the country in the past two hundred years.
The State of Oregon, a den of Freemasonry which has championed "physician-assisted suicide" in recent years as a result of a voter initiative enacted into law by means of a popular referendum, became quite a laboratory to see how far the warfare against the Church could be taken. A voter initiative, sponsored by the Ku Klux Klan and the Oregon Scottish Rite Masons, was approved on November 7, 1922, to force all parents to send their children to public schools. A legal battle ensued, prompting the Supreme Court of the United States on June 1, 1925, to issue a decision in the case of Pierce v. Society of Sisters that invalidated the Oregon law, which would have become effective in 1926 had the Court not ruled against the law.
By the way, are you ready for Bush III or Hillary II?
The situation in the United States of America is so bad at this point that even those states that have more permissive homeschooling laws than others have educational apparatchiks who like to test the limits of their power over the education of children in order to intimidate and browbeat parents. It is not infrequently the case that bogus charges of “child abuse” are raised in order to pry children away from parents with “dangerous” beliefs, and don’t think for a moment that Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s “bishops” would defend any child seized from a believing Catholic household where “rigidity” was being practiced.
We have been sold a bill of goods about the “differences” between “freedom” in the United States of America and the lack of same in places such as Cuba that we have become unable or unwilling to see the invisible prison bars that enslave us just as effectively as happens by overt means in a Communist nation.
Sure, Cuba is an agent of state-sponsored terror in the Americas as they continue to torture political prisoners at home.
The government of the United States of America, though, clothes its state-sponsored terror as “liberation” and “democratization” according to the ways of “American exceptionalism” when its bombs fall in countries who pose no legitimate, immediate threat to this country’s legitimate national security interests.
Famously, of course, the government of the United States justifies torture according to the slogan of “enhanced interrogation” in order to “defend” a “homeland” where daily torture is visited upon the innocent preborn and the chronically or terminally ill and as “freedom” is used as a cloak for malice to spread a sewer of filth throughout what passes for “popular culture.”
Yes, true, Castro brothers have a sophisticated system of domestic espionage which is as effectively all-encompassing as that which exists in Red China or North Korea or Vietnam at this time.
So does the government of the United States of America.
Consider the fact that Republicans included the following provision for domestic espionage in their shameful Cromnibus Bill that passed on Saturday, December 13, 2014, the Feast of Saint Lucy:
Could it be any clearer that we are nothing but lowly peasants and the aristocracy inhabiting the protected luxury skyscrapers suites in New York City and the government buildings in Washington D.C. have nothing but contempt and scorn for our plight, as they gorge themselves like pigs at the trough of working people’s wealth? They use taxes and inflation to siphon your savings and earnings, rig the markets so they always win, write the laws to favor themselves, and use the mass media and the police surveillance state to crush dissent, control the message and intimidate the masses. The ruling class fears the masses and continues to prepare for a coming conflict. Within the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015, passed this week, was written a new section that grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.
Sec. 309 authorizes “the acquisition, retention, and dissemination” of nonpublic communications, including those to and from U.S. persons. The section contemplates that those private communications of Americans, obtained without a court order, may be transferred to domestic law enforcement for criminal investigations. Sec. 309 provides the first statutory authority for the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of U.S. persons’ private communications obtained without legal process such as a court order or a subpoena. The administration currently may conduct such surveillance under a claim of executive authority, such as E.O. 12333. However, Congress never has approved of using executive authority in that way to capture and use Americans’ private telephone records, electronic communications, or cloud data.
The majority of American people still believe they live in a democracy where their vote matters. Sadly, they are living in a delusional fantasy world, as they actually live in a corporate fascist welfare/warfare surveillance state run by one party of vested corporate interests. Until consent is withdrawn and the pigmen are violently confronted, nothing will change. The existing social order will be swept away within the next fifteen years as this Fourth Turning reaches its bloody conclusion. You may think we are all equal under the law, but Orwell knew that some are more equal than others. Can you distinguish the pigs from the men?
There is a reason that there is such a similarity between the “free” United States of America (try teaching political science in a state-run college today without running afoul of the “thought police” who demand that one maintains “neutrality” on such issues as the slicing and dicing of the innocent preborn upon which there can be no “neutrality”) and “unfree” nations such as Cuba. The reason is very simple. They are both expressions of a world shaped by the effects of the Protestant Revolution’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King, something that Dr. George O’Brien pointed out a century ago now:
The thesis we have endeavoured to present in this essay is, that the two great dominating schools of modern economic thought have a common origin. The capitalist school, which, basing its position on the unfettered right of the individual to do what he will with his own, demands the restriction of government interference in economic and social affairs within the narrowest possible limits, and the socialist school, which, basing its position on the complete subordination of the individual to society, demands the socialization of all the means of production, if not all of wealth, face each other today as the only two solutions of the social question; they are bitterly hostile towards each other, and mutually intolerant and each is at the same weakened and provoked by the other. In one respect, and in one respect only, are they identical--they can both be shown to be the result of the Protestant Reformation.
We have seen the direct connection which exists between these modern schools of economic thought and their common ancestor. Capitalism found its roots in the intensely individualistic spirit of Protestantism, in the spread of anti-authoritative ideas from the realm of religion into the realm of political and social thought, and, above all, in the distinctive Calvinist doctrine of a successful and prosperous career being the outward and visible sign by which the regenerated might be known. Socialism, on the other hand, derived encouragement from the violations of established and prescriptive rights of which the Reformation afforded so many examples, from the growth of heretical sects tainted with Communism, and from the overthrow of the orthodox doctrine on original sin, which opened the way to the idea of the perfectibility of man through institutions. But, apart from these direct influences, there were others, indirect, but equally important. Both these great schools of economic thought are characterized by exaggerations and excesses; the one lays too great stress on the importance of the individual, and other on the importance of the community; they are both departures, in opposite directions, from the correct mean of reconciliation and of individual liberty with social solidarity. These excesses and exaggerations are the result of the free play of private judgment unguided by authority, and could not have occurred if Europe had continued to recognize an infallible central authority in ethical affairs.
The science of economics is the science of men's relations with one another in the domain of acquiring and disposing of wealth, and is, therefore, like political science in another sphere, a branch of the science of ethics. In the Middle Ages, man's ethical conduct, like his religious conduct, was under the supervision and guidance of a single authority, which claimed at the same time the right to define and to enforce its teaching. The machinery for enforcing the observance of medieval ethical teaching was of a singularly effective kind; pressure was brought to bear upon the conscience of the individual through the medium of compulsory periodical consultations with a trained moral adviser, who was empowered to enforce obedience to his advice by the most potent spiritual sanctions. In this way, the whole conduct of man in relation to his neighbours was placed under the immediate guidance of the universally received ethical preceptor, and a common standard of action was ensured throughout the Christian world in the all the affairs of life. All economic transactions in particular were subject to the jealous scrutiny of the individual's spiritual director; and such matters as sales, loans, and so on, were considered reprehensible and punishable if not conducted in accordance with the Christian standards of commutative justice.
The whole of this elaborate system for the preservation of justice in the affairs of everyday life was shattered by the Reformation. The right of private judgment, which had first been asserted in matters of faith, rapidly spread into moral matters, and the attack on the dogmatic infallibility of the Church left Europe without an authority to which it could appeal on moral questions. The new Protestant churches were utterly unable to supply this want. The principle of private judgment on which they rested deprived them of any right to be listened to whenever they attempted to dictate moral precepts to their members, and henceforth the moral behaviour of the individual became a matter to be regulated by the promptings of his own conscience, or by such philosophical systems of ethics as he happened to approve. The secular state endeavoured to ensure that dishonesty amounting to actual theft or fraud should be kept in check, but this was a poor and ineffective substitute for the powerful weapon of the confessional. Authority having once broken down, it was but a single step from Protestantism to rationalism; and the way was opened to the development of all sorts of erroneous systems of morality. (Dr. George O'Brien, An Essay on the Economic Effects of the Reformation.)
This is a point that was made forty years later by Father Edward Leen in The Holy Ghost, to explain that our own form of naturalism is just a different kind of expression in the penultimate naturalist ideology, Bolshevism, as the anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity must wind produce a situation of total state control over men as there is no naturalist means on the face of this earth (no, not constitutions or laws or elections or this or that naturalist or secularist or nondenominational ideology or "philosophy) that can stop it. Here are Father Leen's words of wisdom:
A shudder of apprehension is traversing the world which still retains its loyalty to Jesus expressing Himself through the authority of His Church. That apprehension has not its sole cause the sight of the horrors that the world has witnessed in recent years in both hemispheres. Many Christians are beginning to feel that perhaps all may not be right with themselves. There is solid reason for this fear. The contemplation of the complete and reasoned abandonment of all hitherto accepted human values that has taken place in Russia and is taking place elsewhere, causes a good deal of anxious soul-searching. It is beginning to be dimly perceived that in social life, as it is lived, even in countries that have not as yet definitely broken with Christianity, there lie all the possibilities of what has become actual in Bolshevism. A considerable body of Christians, untrained in the Christian philosophy of life, are allowing themselves to absorb principles which undermine the constructions of Christian thought. They do not realise how much dangerous it is for Christianity to exist in an atmosphere of Naturalism than to be exposed to positive persecution. In the old days of the Roman Empire those who enrolled themselves under the standard of Christ saw, with logical clearness, that they had perforce to cut themselves adrift from the social life of the world in which they lived--from its tastes, practices and amusements. The line of demarcation between pagan and Christian life was sharp, clearly defined and obvious. Modern Christians have not been so favorably situated. As has been stated already, the framework of the Christian social organisation has as yet survived. This organisation is, to outward appearances, so solid and imposing that it is easy to be blind to the truth that the soul had gradually gone out of it. Under the shelter and utilising the resources of the organisation of life created by Christianity, customs, ways of conduct, habits of thought, have crept in, more completely perhaps, at variance with the spirit of Christianity than even the ways and manners of pagan Rome.
This infiltration of post-Christian paganism has been steady but slow, and at each stage is imperceptible. The Christian of to-day thinks that he is living in what is to all intents and purposes a Christian civilisation. Without misgivings he follows the current of social life around him. His amusements, his pleasures, his pursuits, his games, his books, his papers, his social and political ideas are of much the same kind as are those of the people with whom he mingles, and who may not have a vestige of a Christian principle left in their minds. He differs merely from them in that he holds to certain definite religious truths and clings to certain definite religious practices. But apart from this there is not any striking contrast in the outward conduct of life between Christian and non-Christian in what is called the civilised world. Catholics are amused by, and interested in, the very same things that appeal to those who have abandoned all belief in God. The result is a growing divorce between religion and life in the soul of the individual Christian. Little by little his faith ceases to be a determining effect on the bulk of his ideas, judgments and decisions that have relation to what he regards as his purely "secular" life. His physiognomy as a social being no longer bears trace of any formative effect of the beliefs he professes. And his faith rapidly becomes a thing of tradition and routine and not something which is looked to as a source of a life that is real.
The Bolshevist Revolution has had one good effect. It has awakened the averagely good Christian to the danger runs in allowing himself to drift with the current of social life about him. It has revealed to him the precipice towards which he has was heading by shaping his worldly career after principles the context of which the revolution has mercilessly exposed and revealed to be at variance with real Christianity. The sincerely religious--and there are many such still--are beginning to realise that if they are to live as Christians they must react violently against the milieu in which they live. It is beginning to be felt that one cannot be a true Christian and live as the bulk of men in civilised society are living. It is clearly seen that "life" is not to be found along those ways by which the vast majority of men are hurrying to disillusionment and despair. Up to the time of the recent cataclysm the average unreflecting Christian dwelt in the comfortable illusion that he could fall in with the ways of the world about him here, and, by holding on to the practices of religion, arrange matters satisfactorily for the hereafter. That illusion is dispelled. It is coming home to the discerning Christian that their religion is not a mere provision for the future. There is a growing conviction that it is only through Christianity lived integrally that the evils of the present time can be remedied and disaster in the time to come averted. (Father Edward Leen, The Holy Ghost, published in 1953 by Sheed and Ward, pp. 6-9.)
As has been noted in the past, no, it's just not this former professor who writes these things. I have only attempted to give voice, however poorly, to the simple Catholic truth summarized so clearly by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique on August 15, 1910:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Father Edward Leen was simply giving expression in 1953 to simple, timeless and immutable truths that true pope after true pope had reiterated time and time again in the last three centuries now. No Catholicism, no social order. It's that simple.
Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Raul Castro are ideological soul mates who are the products of the anti-Incarnational world described by Dr. George O’Brien and Father Edward Leen, a world that was created by Protestantism and nurtured and sustained by Judeo-Masonry. It is because these two statists of the Americas consider themselves to be on the “cutting edge” of “peace” and “social justice” in the world that has rejected Christ the King and grown to accept all blasphemy as normal and natural that they are having a good belly laugh at an excellent editorial in The Washington Post that, amazing enough, condemned the unfettered the American president’s decision to “normalize” relations with the Castro brothers. After all, why bother to accept criticism even from a reliably “friendly” source if one is convinced by one’s ideological predilections and sense of personal grandiosity that one is correct.
This is the first editorial in The Washington Post that has made any sense since the one on March 22, 1931, that condemned contraception (see From Luther to Sanger to Ferguson):
IN RECENT months, the outlook for the Castro regime in Cuba was growing steadily darker. The modest reforms it adopted in recent years to improve abysmal economic conditions had stalled, due to the regime’s refusal to allow Cubans greater freedoms. Worse, the accelerating economic collapse of Venezuela meant that the huge subsidies that have kept the Castros afloat for the past decade were in peril. A growing number of Cubans were demanding basic human rights, such as freedom of speech and assembly.
On Wednesday, the Castros suddenly obtained a comprehensive bailout — from the Obama administration. President Obama granted the regime everything on its wish list that was within his power to grant; a full lifting of the trade embargo requires congressional action. Full diplomatic relations will be established, Cuba’s place on the list of terrorism sponsors reviewed and restrictions lifted on U.S. investment and most travel to Cuba. That liberalization will provide Havana with a fresh source of desperately needed hard currency and eliminate U.S. leverage for political reforms.
As part of the bargain, Havana released Alan Gross, a U.S. Agency for International Development contractor who was unjustly imprisoned five years ago for trying to help Cuban Jews. Also freed was an unidentified U.S. intelligence agent in Cuba — as were three Cuban spies who had been convicted of operations in Florida that led to Cuba’s 1996 shootdown of a plane carrying anti-Castro activists. While Mr. Obama sought to portray Mr. Gross’s release as unrelated to the spy swap, there can be no question that Cuba’s hard-line intelligence apparatus obtained exactly what it sought when it made Mr. Gross a de facto hostage.
No wonder Yoani Sánchez, Cuba’s leading dissident blogger, concluded Wednesday that “Castroism has won” and predicted that for weeks Cubans will have to endure proclamations by the government that it is the “winner of its ultimate battle.”
Mr. Obama argued that his sweeping change of policy was overdue because the strategy of isolating the Communist regime “has had little effect.” In fact, Cuba has been marginalized in the Americas for decades, and the regime has been deprived of financial resources it could have used to spread its malignant influence in the region, as Venezuela has done. That the embargo has not succeeded in destroying communism does not explain why all sanctions should be lifted without any meaningful political concessions by Cuba.
U.S. officials said the regime agreed to release 53 political prisoners and allow more access to the Internet. But Raúl Castro promised four years ago to release all political prisoners, so the White House has purchased the same horse already sold to the Vatican and Spain.
The administration says its move will transform relations with Latin America, but that is naive. Countries that previously demanded an end to U.S. sanctions on Cuba will not now look to Havana for reforms; instead, they will press the Obama administration not to sanction Venezuela. Mr. Obama says normalizing relations will allow the United States to be more effective in promoting political change in Cuba. That is contrary to U.S. experience with Communist regimes such as Vietnam, where normalization has led to no improvements on human rights in two decades. Moreover, nothing in Mr. Obama’s record of lukewarm and inconstant support for democratic change across the globe can give Ms. Sánchez and her fellow freedom fighters confidence in this promise.
The Vietnam outcome is what the Castros are counting on: a flood of U.S. tourists and business investment that will allow the regime to maintain its totalitarian system indefinitely. Mr. Obama may claim that he has dismantled a 50-year-old failed policy; what he has really done is give a 50-year-old failed regime a new lease on life. (Obama gives the Castro regime in Cuba
Yes, even a broken naturalist clock such as The Washington Post can get it right now and again, well, at least every eighty-three years, nine months, to be more accurate.
As good as this editorial is on the natural level—and it is very good, the truth is that true freedom, that which is found only in the Cross of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, will come to Cuba and the United States of America only when Our Lady’s Fatima Message is fulfilled.
Naturalists will do what naturalists do: attempt to “improve” the world by means merely human without once realizing that it is impossible to “improve” the world unless men first improve themselves by converting to the true Faith or, if already a member of the Catholic Church, to confess their sins frequently and to do penance for their sins as they resolve with the help of God’s grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.
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. . 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.)
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who is the Occupied Vatican’s version of Caligula, taking delight as he does in the giving of aid and comfort to baby-killing, mass murdering statists all throughout the Americas and the world and as his eyes delight on the immoral “tango” as it is performed before his eyes on his seventy-eighth birthday, believes in none of this. He believes that the Catholics who are “corrupt” are the ones who try to root out sin from their lives by cooperating with the graces won for men by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, and that men such as Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Raul Castro are actually agents of “peace” and “social justice." Bergoglio is drawn to Obama as he admires the statist's commitment to the sort of "change" that none of his successors can reverse. This is what Bergoglio himself is working day and night to do within the confines of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. These two agents of the devil are naturally drawn to and allied with each other (as are their respective minions).
The Argentine Apostate even alluded to the "rapprochement" between the governments of the United States of America and Communist Cuba that he helped to broker through the nefarious offices of his own personal Jean "Cardinal" Villot (the mastermind of Giovanni Enrico Antonio Maria/Paul VI's "Ostpolitik") that sold out Catholics in the countries behind the Iron Curtain from 1969 to 1975), Pietro "Cardinal" Parolin (see Exceedingly Angry With Us, part one, Francis The Impure, Conciliarism's Weapons of Mass Destruction, part three, They Have Been Doing Something Different For Fifty-Five Years and Memo From Patrolman Ed Nicholson to Jorge Mario Bergoglio: SHUT UP!, part two) in an address he gave to to non-resident ambassadars to the Holy See yesterday, December 18, 2014, in the Vatican:
“I give you a warm welcome and I hope that every time you come here you feel as though at home. Our welcome and our respect (are) for you and also for your people and the Heads of your Governments. I greet you all and hope your work will be fruitful. The work of an Ambassador is a job of taking small steps, doing small things but whose aim always is to build peace, to bring the hearts of people closer together and sow brotherhood between peoples. This is your work, but done with small things, very small things. And today we are all happy because yesterday we saw two nations, who were estranged for so many years, take a step to bring them closer together. This was achieved by Ambassadors, by diplomacy. Yours is a noble, very noble work. I hope it will be fruitful and may God bless you. Thank you." (Bergoglio pleased about U.S. and Cuba agreement.)
Redbirds of feather always stick together.
It must be remembered that Antichrist is using the agents of Modernity in the world and those of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism to do his bidding for him until the time comes for him to do away with them all prior to his final battle with the remnant Catholic Church that is kept alive at this time by believing Catholics (clergy, consecrated religious, the laity) who make no concessions at all to the falsehoods of conciliarism and who try to protect themselves as far as is possible from the influences of the world, the flesh and the devil.
The time of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary will occur in God’s good time, not ours. It is a triumph about which we can neither “strategize” to expedite or ignore in the Jansenist believe that it is an irrelevancy. It is a triumph that has been promised to us, and only fools dare not to believe the promises of the Mother of God herself, she who brought Divine Son to birth and placed him in the cradle in the stable in the cave in Bethlehem.
Every Rosary that we pray well helps to plant seeds for this triumph.
What are we waiting for?
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
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.