The lengthy delay that had prevented me from accessing the internet recently provided me with an opportunity to amass a wealth of material to provide to this site’s readership as there is hysteria has replaced rationality and disinformation and outright misinformation have replaced a considered review of facts. Government leaders from around the world, including here in the United States of America, and leaders from the Red Chinese bought-and-paid-for World Health Organization have fanned the flames of this hysteria as they are concerned about public control and social engineering, not with any genuine concern for legitimate public health and safety.
It is neither to minimize the unspeakable suffering of those who contract serious cases of the China Virus (aka Coronavirus) nor to discredit the need to be alert to the virus’s multifaceted dangers to point out the simple fact that this is all happening with the Providence of God as a chastisement for our own sins and those of the whole world. Sins must be punished, and God is using those who mock Him and His Divine Omnipotence and Omniscience to chastise us in ways that anyone who could read the signs of the times have been coming for decades.
Millions upon millions of people, even including most fully traditional Catholics who are not “una cum” Jorge Mario Bergoglio, sadly, have fallen for the medical industry’s manufactured, money-making lies of “brain death,” “vital organ donation,” the starvation and dehydration of innocent human beings and “palliative care while most non-Catholics and Modernist Catholics have also fallen for the lies of contraception and the chemical and surgical execution of innocent preborn babies. “Medical professionals” who have been playing God and who are really no different than the late Doctor Death himself, Jack Kevorkian, are thus given an uncritical and most undeserved “credibility” that is used to marginalize and silence those who attempt to point out their lies and their diabolical agenda of population elimination by means of planned pandemics launched by biological warfare.
Indeed, it is no exaggeration to state that what we are witnessing at present as nameless, faceless bureaucrats and supposed “healthcare” officials tells us about the China Virus is a totalitarian takeover of one country after another as citizens sheepishly fall for the propaganda and knuckle under to what appears to be a threat to their bodily survival, which is in jeopardy at this time solely because this virus was manufactured in “Biosafety Lab 4” (BSL-4) to kill people. It just happened to leak out by accident from BSL-4 before it was ready to be launched. This whole business is a chastisement of epic proportions. To quote the late President Ronald Wilson Reagan, who was so frequently a very useful idiot of the global deathcare industry, “We ain’t see nothin’ yet.” In other words, this chastisement, which I believe God is visiting upon us because of our own sins, worldliness, indifference, lukewarmness, cowardice and refusal to accept objective truths in both the natural and supernatural orders of things, is only beginning. That is, life as we have known it up until now will never return to “normal.” This is the “new normal,” and I do not even have time to discuss, at least not until well after Easter, all two trillion plus dollars in “funny money” that will increase the national debt tremendously and enslave future generations for as long as God in His infinite mercy permits the United States of America to exist.
This is a crisis that has been manufactured for purposes of giving elected governmental officials and unelected, unaccountable bureaucratic apparatchiks control over our the entirety of our lives, including whether we can even pray before the Most Blessed Sacrament, no less have access to true offerings of Holy Mass in those relatively few places where they can be found around the globe today during this time of apostasy and betrayal. People are so afraid of physical suffering and death that they are surrendering voluntarily what the Roman emperors and their minions and the Protestant, French and Communist revolutionaries have had to take by force, up to and including the shedding of blood: the true freedom that belongs to all men to worship the true God at the ineffable Sacrifice of the Cross that is Holy Mass.
How can I support such statements?
As a trained academic researcher, I try to be very careful about what I state, and the delay experienced in writing this commentary has permitted me the opportunity to provide you with a wealth of documentation to support the simple fact that a biological warfare of epic proportions has begun that is being used by social engineers and merchants of death to accustom us even more than in the past to rationing healthcare, such as it is any longer. This biological warfare is also be used to make us docilely subservient to our civil minders, who are not only uninterested in pursuing the common temporal good in light of man’s Last End—the possession of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity—but are literally hellbent in the pursuit of diabolical schemes that make us all their slaves, slaves who will be compelled one day to be “microchipped” for “our own good” just as we are supposed to believe their lies at present are for “our own good.” We must be aware of these lies as we seek to keep always under the protection of Our Lady, especially by praying her Most Holy Rosary and by wearing her Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel (and fulfilling the obligations attached thereto) and her Miraculous Medal of Grace.
This will be a detailed commentary.
However, I beg the readers’ indulgence as we are in a fight now for our spiritual and temporal lives that very few who have nostalgia for the supposed Catholic “golden era” of the 1950s (a decade that was actually quite a revolutionary precursor to the 1960s) could have imagined possible. This is not the stuff of science fiction, a genre that I have always despised. This is the stuff of what happens in the latter times when God must punish men for their wanton sins against everything contained in the Sacred Deposit of Faith and have come to reject that there are any objective truths that exist in the very nature of things and thus do not depend upon human acceptance for their binding force or validity to which they must give their unyielding assent.
The party is over.
Lent has just begun.
No, not our current liturgical season of penance.
The Lent to which I refer is a preparation, whether remote or proximate, for the coming of the Antichrist, to whom all but a few of the elect will submit as the “answer” to the chaos caused by sin and the manufactured crises men steeped in it use as the pretext to impose a hard totalitarianism that is premised upon silencing dissenters and killing off those who are not physically strong enough to fight off their enhanced biological weapons.
Here is an outline of the major sections included in this commentary:
- The China Virus: Product of American Government and Corporate Surrender to the Chicoms
- Dr. Francis Boyle’s interview on the origins of the China Virus in Wuhan BSL-4.
- A Few Pertinent Observations about the Boyle Interview
- The United States of America’s Ties to Red China
- Statist Hypocrites Concerned About Protecting Lives While Supporting Baby-Killing Seize the Moment
- The European Union: Victim of the Coronavirus
- Permanent, Undisguised and Unapologetic Healthcare Rationing is Here to Stay
- Jorge Surrenders to the Civil State While Making Meaningless Gestures and Uttering Empty Words
- Prayer and Reparation
- A Brief Passiontide Reflection
The China Virus: Product of American Governmental and Corporate Surrender to the Chicoms
President Donald John Trump, who is showing himself yet again to be a useful too of the Big Pharmaceutical industry by the way he is trusting the so-called “medical experts” and “drug companies” to direct us down the path to a mandatory coronavirus vaccine once it becomes available, is entirely correct to keep using the term “China Virus” to refer to the coronavirus, noting that the anti-life World Health Organization issued a new definition for “novel coronavirus” in 2013 (see Anti-Malarial Drugs Hold Promise for Novel Coronavirus, Februay 2013). This is not a disparagement of the Chinese people who have been enslaved to the brutal Chicoms for the past seventy-one years, some of whom, at the very least, are now rebelling, believe it or not, against their Chicom prison guards (see Hubei residents riot after quarantine lifted; police beaten with their own shields), but a frank, candid recognition of the truth that this current outbreak began in Wuhan.
What the president does not understand, however, is that the laboratory when the virus originated is part of a global biological warfare effort that the government of the United States of America he heads has been in the forefront of directing and developing long before he became president. This biological warfare effort is truly part of the deep state, the swamp, if you will, and is being directed by over 13,000 scientists on the payroll of the government of the United States of America. In other words, we, the taxpayers, have been subsidizing the development of biological weapons in conjunction with Russia, Red China and the Zionist State of Israel that are being used against everyone in the world.
Who says so?
Dr. Francis Boyle's Interview with Geopolitics & Empire as Transcribed by and Published in Christian Order
Well, consider the conclusions reached by Dr. Francis Boyle, who gave an interview in February to website called Geopolitics & Empire that was transcribed and reprinted with permission by Mr. Rod Pead, the editor of Christian Order magazine, which is based in the United Kingdom. Mr. Pead, whose journal published several of my articles in the early part of the last decade, was kind enough to make this transcription available to me and to give me permission to use it in this commentary. The text is rather lengthy.
However, I ask those who read this article to take the time to consider Dr. Boyle’s comments very carefully as they are crucial to understand the proximate cause of the current crisis that is being exploited by the statists around the world in ways that are meant to alter the course of human lives and the conduct of daily business in the same way that the events of September 11, 2001, did as the surveillance state got—or perhaps created—the excuse it had long sought to treat every person as a potential criminal terrorist or subversive.
I hereby express my public gratitude to Mr. Pead for his kindness in permitting me to reprint the transcription below as readers will note that his own comments at the end of the transcription reflect a common view of the organized efforts of the criminals in the civil state to send most people into fits of hysteria over their physical health while clamping down on legitimate civil liberties to “protect us” from a biological warfare they have helped to create.
Here is a key to the names listed below:
“CO” refers to Christian Order and, more specifically, to Mr. Rod Pead.
“Hvroje (don’t ask me how to pronounce that name!) Mori” is the person who conducted the interview with Dr. Francis Boyle for Geopoltics & Empire.
Dr. Francis Boyle is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois-Urban.
Here is the transcription of the interview, preceded by Mr. Pead’s own comments:
A recent interview with Dr. Francis Boyle, conducted by Geopolitics & Empire, has been exploding across the ‘net over the past few days as the truth is emerging on the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. It was an engineered biological weapon2 that escaped a BSL-4 [Biosafety Level 4] lab in China, and now it’s replicating on an exponential scale, threatening the entire human race.
Francis Boyle warned the world about bio-weapons research starting in the 1980s. After speaking out about the U.S. bioweapons research efforts which were restarted after the staged events of 9/11 — run by the deep state, of course — Francis Boyle was blackballed from the entire media based on orders from the CIA.
Now, Boyle is one of the few courageous voices speaking the truth about the bioweapons origins of the coronavirus. In this bombshell interview (full transcript below), Boyle talks about:
• The bioweapons origins of the coronavirus.
• How the U.S. deep state deployed anthrax on U.S. soil to whip up publicity about biological weapons and increase funding for bioweapons labs.
• Why the WHO and CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] are both criminal organisations which are complicit in the covert development of biological weapons. • The “death science” industry and why the U.S. government has spent over $100 billion developing selfreplicating weapons that are deliberately designed to exterminate human life. • Details about the Pirbright Institute and its ties to bioweapons, depopulation, vaccines and coronavirus patents. (It’s partially funded by Bill & Melinda Gates.)
• Why all BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs in the world should be banned and shut down.
I’ve added bolding emphasis on the really important parts of this eye-opening interview, so if you skim the transcript, at least read the bolded sentences.
[CO Editor's note: This transcript is our slightly more precise rendering of the original video interview, with Dr Boyle's emphases and bracketed clarifications also added. Two further points: 1. To evade the 'discriminatory' Wuhan connection the WHO hastily designated this virus COVID-19 (just as it changed the more precise GRIDS — Gay Related Immune Deficiency — to the spurious AIDS); 2. Both COVID-19 and SARS are considered coronaviruses.]
HRVOJE MORI: Geopolitics & Empire is joined by Dr. Francis Boyle, who is international law professor at the University of Illinois. We’ll be discussing the Wuhan coronavirus and biological warfare. He’s served as counsel to numerous governments such as Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Palestinian authority. He’s represented numerous national and international bodies in the areas of human rights, war crimes and genocide, nuclear policy, and biowarfare. He’s written numerous books, one of my favourites being Destroying Libya and World Order, which I assigned as mandatory reading material for my own students when I taught at the Monterrey Institute of Technology. But most important for this interview, he’s written a book called Biowarfare and Terrorism, and drafted the US domestic implementing legislation for the biological weapons convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 that was approved unanimously by both houses of the US Congress and signed into law by President Bush. Thanks for joining us, Dr. Boyle.
HRVOJE MORI: Geopolitics & Empire is joined by Dr. Francis Boyle, who is international law professor at the University of Illinois. We’ll be discussing the Wuhan coronavirus and biological warfare. He’s served as counsel to numerous governments such as Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Palestinian authority. He’s represented numerous national and international bodies in the areas of human rights, war crimes and genocide, nuclear policy, and biowarfare. He’s written numerous books, one of my favourites being Destroying Libya and World Order, which I assigned as mandatory reading material for my own students when I taught at the Monterrey Institute of Technology. But most important for this interview, he’s written a book called Biowarfare and Terrorism, and drafted the US domestic implementing legislation for the biological weapons convention, known as the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989 that was approved unanimously by both houses of the US Congress and signed into law by President Bush. Thanks for joining us, Dr. Boyle.
DR. FRANCIS BOYLE: Thank you so much for having me on and thanks for that kind introduction.
HM: Now let’s get to what’s been on the news recently. This coronavirus in Wuhan. There have been some reports recently, there’s a really interesting website called Great Game India that has been reporting on this. They’ve been talking about China, which they say has been complying with biological weapons convention in recent years. But then there are some people in the US and experts that have been saying that in reality, China isn’t complying with the weapons convention. And I think neither, perhaps the US as well. I’m wondering if China is developing its own Biosafety Level 4 [BSL-4] lab in Wuhan and elsewhere, as you know, as a type of deterrence. Is it a type of a biological arms race that we have going on?
You told me in an email that you suspect China was developing the coronavirus as a dual use of biowarfare weapons agent. Also, what do you make of reports that Chinese scientists have been stealing research and viruses, including the coronavirus, from a Canadian bio lab this past December?3 And as well, Chinese nationals have been charged with smuggling vials of biological research to China from the US — with the aid of Charles Lieber who was the chair of Harvard’s chemistry department.4 And he also happens to be, in 2011, a strategic scientist at Wuhan University. So, can you tell us what’s going on with this recent outbreak in Wuhan?
FB: Well, that’s a lot of questions. I guess we can take them one at a time. But if you just do a very simple Google search on “Does China have a BSL-4 laboratory?”, Wuhan comes up right away. It’s at the top of the list. At the moment this type of thing happened I began to do that. So a BSL-4 is the most serious type. And basically, BSL-4 labs, we have many of them here in the United States, are used to develop offensive biological warfare weapons with DNA genetic engineering.
So it does seem to me that the Wuhan BSL-4 is the source of the coronavirus. my guess is that they were researching SARS, and they weaponised it further by giving it gain of function properties, which means it could be more lethal. And indeed, the latest report now is [that] it’s 15% fatality rate, which is more than SARS at 83% infection rate. So, typical gain of function. It travels in the air, so it could reach out maybe six feet or more from someone emitting a sneeze or a cough. Likewise, this is a specially designated WHO research lab. So the WHO is in on it and they knew full well what was going on there.
Yes, it’s also been reported that Chinese scientists stole coronavirus materials from the Canadian lab at Winnipeg. Winnipeg is Canada’s foremost centre for research, developing, testing, biological warfare weapons. It’s along the lines of Fort Detrick here in the United States of America. I have three degrees from Harvard. It would not surprise me if something was being stolen out of Harvard to turn over to China. I read that report. I don’t know what was in those vials one way or the other.
But the bottom line is — and I drafted the US domestic implementing legislation for the Biological Weapons Convention that was approved unanimously by both Houses of the United States Congress, signed into law by President Bush Sr. — that it appears the coronavirus that we’re dealing with here is an offensive biological warfare weapon that leaked out of that Wuhan BSL-4. I’m not saying it was done deliberately. But there have been previous reports of problems with that lab and things leaking out of it. And I’m afraid, that is what we are dealing with today.
HM: We’ll be talking about the Wuhan and the coronavirus and China, but can you give us kind of like a bigger context. I know you’ve previously in interviews said that since 9/11, you think that the US has spent $100 billion on biological warfare research. We know the Soviet Union, if I’m not mistaken, developed anthrax as a bioweapon. And you’ve also mentioned that UK, France, Israel and China are all involved in biological warfare weapons research. And something interesting, I believe one or two years ago a Bulgarian journalist and the Russian government shared their concern of the discovery of a US bioweapons lab in the country of Georgia. You’ve commented how in Africa, [the]US has set up bioweapons labs to work on Ebola, which I think is illegal under international law. But they were allowed somehow to put those in Africa. Can you give us like a bigger picture? What’s going on with these different countries and what’s the purpose of this research?
FB: All these BSL-4 labs — by United States, Europe, Russia, China, Israel — are all there to research, develop, test biological warfare agents. There’s really no legitimate scientific reason to have BSL-4 labs. That figure I gave, $100 billion, that was about 2015 I believe. I had crunched the numbers and came up with that figure [for] the United States since 9/11. To give you an idea: that’s as much in constant dollars as the US spent to develop the Manhattan Project and the atom bomb. So it’s clearly all weapons related. We have well over 13,000 alleged life science scientists involved in research development testing biological weapons here in the United States. Actually this goes back, it even precedes 9/11, 2001. I have another book, The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy, tracing that all the way back to the Reagan administration under the influence of the neocons. And they got very heavily involved in research development testing of biological weapons with DNA genetic engineering. It was because of that I issued my plea in 1985 in a Congressional briefing sponsored by the Council for Responsible Genetics — I’m a lawyer for them; they’re headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All the MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology], Harvard people are involved in that, the principal ones, and then they asked me to draft the implementing legislation.
The implementing legislation that I drafted was originally designed to stop this type of work. Death science work, I call it, by the United States government. After 9/11, 2001, it just completely accelerated. My current figure [is] that last figure, a 100 billion [dollars]. I haven’t had a chance to re-crunch the numbers because I just started classes. But you have to add in about another 5 billion per year. Basically, this is an offensive biological weapons race by the United States government, and with its assistance in Canada and Britain. And so other States of the world have responded accordingly, including Russia and China. They were going to set up a whole series of BSL-4 facilities as well. And you know Wuhan was the first. It backfired on them.
HM: So would you boil down what happened [in] Wuhan to ineptitude or incompetence on the Chinese part?
FB: Well, it’s criminality. It does appear they stole something there from Winnipeg. This activity that they engaged in clearly violates the Biological Weapons Convention. Research development of biological weapons these days is an international crime. I mean the use of it would be. That was criminal. I’m not saying they deliberately inflicted this on their own people, but it leaked out of there. And all these BSL-4 facilities leak. Everyone knows that who studies this. So, this was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Unfortunately, it happened. The Chinese government under Xi and his comrades there have been covering this up from the get-go. The first reported case was December 1, so they’ve been sitting on this until they couldn’t anymore. And everything they’re telling you is a lie. It’s propaganda. The WHO still refuses to declare a global health emergency. It said Tedros [Adhanom], Director-General of the WHO] was over there shaking hands with Xi and smiling and yucking it up. The WHO was in on it. They’ve approved many of these BSL-4 labs, they know exactly what’s going on. And that is a WHO research approved laboratory. So they know what’s going on too. You can’t really believe anything the WHO is telling you about this either, they’re up to their eyeballs in it, in my opinion.
HM: I’d probably agree with you that this outbreak in Wuhan was an accidental leak from the laboratory. But just your thoughts: it’s happening at quite an opportune time because we’re smack in the middle of a US-China new Cold War, which is currently characterised by economic warfare such as the trade war among other forms of hybrid and technological warfare. And it seems the Wuhan outbreak will likely hit the Chinese economy hard. The Chinese are flat out dismissing any idea that the US is involved. Like I said, it’s probably they made the mistakes in the Wuhan lab. But what are your thoughts. Seemingly, this would benefit the US.
FB: When the outbreak occurred, of course I considered that alternative too. When you have an outbreak you’re never quite sure who or what is behind it. It certainly isn’t bats, that’s ridiculous. They made the same argument on Ebola in West Africa. I demolished that online, you can check it out. So I kept competing theories about this. But right now, when you originally contacted me, I said I wasn’t prepared to comment because I was weighing the evidence. I’m a law professor and a lawyer, I try to do the best I can to weigh the evidence. But right now, that Wuhan BSL-4 in my opinion is the most likely source. Apply Occam’s razor, the simplest explanation. I’m not ruling out some type of sabotage. But right now, I believe that is the source here. HM: You mentioned WHO. I’d like to just get your thoughts on the WHO and the Big Pharma [pharmaceutical companies]. There’s also some analysts who are downplaying this news media hype of the coronavirus. You’ve just said that it seems to be lethal, but if we go back a decade to the 2009 swine flu, which I believe didn’t have too many casualties, but I think profited greatly the pharmaceutical companies. And if I recall, back in 2009, many countries purchased great stocks of the vaccines and they ended up not using anywhere from 50 to 80% of the vaccines that they purchased. You’ve previously stated in an interview that the World Health Organisation is a front for Big Pharma, if I’m not mistaken. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. also agrees and he says, you know, 50% of WHO funding comes from pharmaceutical companies, and that the CDC itself is also severely compromised. What are your thoughts on the WHO, the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]?
FB: You can’t trust anything the WHO says because they’re all bought and paid for by Big Pharma. And they work in cahoots with the CDC, which is the United States government, they work in cahoots with Fort Detrick, so you can’t trust any of it. However, the swine flu — and yes, I agree pharma made a lot of money — but that swine flu which I looked at it, it did seem to me to be a genetically modified biological warfare weapon. It was a chimera of three different types of genetic strains that someone put together in a cocktail. Fortunately, it was not as lethal as all of us fear. So fine. But as I said, this figure I just gave to you was Saturday from Lancet, which is a medical publication, saying it’s a 15% fatality rate and an 83% infection rate. So it’s quite serious, I think, far more serious than swine flu.
As for Big Pharma, sure they’re all trying to profit off this today as we speak. There was a big article yesterday in the Wall Street Journal, all Big Pharma trying to peddle whatever they can over there in China even if it’s worthless and won’t help. We do know you know if you read the mainstream news media they say that there isn’t a vaccine. Well, there is. It’s by the Pirbright Institute in Britain that’s tied into their biological warfare program over there. They were behind the hoof-and-mouth [aka foot-and-mouth] disease outbreak over there that wiped out their cattle herd and it leaked out of there. So it’s clear they’re working on a hoof and mouth biological warfare weapon. But the vaccine is there. I have the patent for it here — I haven’t had a chance to read the patent, it’s about 25 pages long and my classes [have] just resume[d]. So eventually, I'll get some free time and I’ll read the patent.
You can’t patent a vaccine with the United States patent office unless the science is there. So there is a vaccine. Everyone’s lying about that, no one’s pointing this out. There’s a vaccine but instead Big Pharma wants to make money and the researchers say, well, it’ll take three months and we’re racing forward, you know. Everyone’s gonna make a buck off of this, that’s for sure. But there is a vaccine, I have the patent here. It’s been patented by the United States government. So, obviously, I don’t know exactly how workable it is, but it’s a vaccine. I don’t know why it isn’t out there now? Why isn’t someone saying there is a vaccine? Perhaps political leaders have already been vaccinated for all I know. I really don’t know. But there is a vaccine. Pirbright is well known there in Britain, and it’s tied into Fort Detrick, and CDC is tied into Fort Detrick too. So they all know there’s a patented vaccine.
HM: Just to get your comment on something related to this... I think, I’m not sure, if it’s that same Institute that you just mentioned that has the patent. I read somewhere that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation maybe funds or has some connection to that Institute that has the patent.
FB: I think they do. Yeah. The Bill & Melinda Gates [Foundation], they fund this type of DNA genetically-engineered biological warfare work. That’s correct. So you can’t trust anything they’re telling you, that somehow they’re out there trying to make the world a better place. I mean, we have Bill Gates publicly admitting that the world be a better place if there were a lot less people. So, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and they are funding this type of stuff. Sure. [Now allied with the Vatican, arch population controller Gates has been touted as a potential funding partner of the Pope's sulphurous Global Education Pact, due to kick off in Rome this May, with a view to creating a "new humanism."]
HM: And just your comment: there was also the report that — I guess it was a consortium of companies which included the Gates Foundation — that just two or three months ago in October of 2019 they held a pandemic exercise simulating an outbreak. I mean, what are the chances specifically of a coronavirus. It was called Event 201. People can find this online online and they gave a list of seven recommendations for governments and international organisations to take. I also find that kind of interesting, how they had this simulation.
FB: That’s correct. It raises that question: the origins of what happened here. But right now, I’m just looking at the evidence I have, and applying Occam’s razor. And we know that Wuhan BSL-4 was researching, developing, testing, SARS as a biological warfare agent. So it could have been they gave it this DNA genetic engineering enhanced properties, gain of function, which we do here in the West, in the United States all the time. We have all sorts of research that is clearly bio-warfare research that has been approved by the National Institutes of Health. It’s a joke. They know full well they are approving all kinds of biological warfare research. And it gets funded by the United States government.
HM: And you’ve also mentioned in an email to me that what happened in the Biosafety Lab level 4 in Wuhan calls into question the safety of all of these level 3 and 4 four labs around the world.
FB: They’re completely unsafe. BSL-3 and BSL-4 labs are only designed for research, development, testing of offensive biological warfare agents. In my opinion they serve no legitimate purpose at all. They should all be shut down. Every one of them. Simply, they’re too dangerous. If you want, there’s an excellent documentary called Anthrax Wars, by Nadler and Coen, and I’m in there repeatedly, and at the end I say, with respect to these labs, 3 and 4, this is a catastrophe waiting to happen.
HM: We’ll be talking about the Wuhan and the coronavirus and China, but can you give us kind of like a bigger context. I know you’ve previously in interviews said that since 9/11, you think that the US has spent $100 billion on biological warfare research. We know the Soviet Union, if I’m not mistaken, developed anthrax as a bioweapon. And you’ve also mentioned that UK, France, Israel and China are all involved in biological warfare weapons research. And something interesting, I believe one or two years ago a Bulgarian journalist and the Russian government shared their concern of the discovery of a US bioweapons lab in the country of Georgia. You’ve commented how in Africa, [the]US has set up bioweapons labs to work on Ebola, which I think is illegal under international law. But they were allowed somehow to put those in Africa. Can you give us like a bigger picture? What’s going on with these different countries and what’s the purpose of this research?
FB: All these BSL-4 labs — by United States, Europe, Russia, China, Israel — are all there to research, develop, test biological warfare agents. There’s really no legitimate scientific reason to have BSL-4 labs. That figure I gave, $100 billion, that was about 2015 I believe. I had crunched the numbers and came up with that figure [for] the United States since 9/11. To give you an idea: that’s as much in constant dollars as the US spent to develop the Manhattan Project and the atom bomb. So it’s clearly all weapons related. We have well over 13,000 alleged life science scientists involved in research development testing biological weapons here in the United States. Actually this goes back, it even precedes 9/11, 2001. I have another book, The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy, tracing that all the way back to the Reagan administration under the influence of the neocons. And they got very heavily involved in research development testing of biological weapons with DNA genetic engineering. It was because of that I issued my plea in 1985 in a Congressional briefing sponsored by the Council for Responsible Genetics — I’m a lawyer for them; they’re headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All the MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology], Harvard people are involved in that, the principal ones, and then they asked me to draft the implementing legislation. The implementing legislation that I drafted was originally designed to stop this type of work. Death science work, I call it, by the United States government. After 9/11, 2001, it just completely accelerated. My current figure [is] that last figure, a 100 billion [dollars]. I haven’t had a chance to re-crunch the numbers because I just started classes. But you have to add in about another 5 billion per year. Basically, this is an offensive biological weapons race by the United States government, and with its assistance in Canada and Britain. And so other States of the world have responded accordingly, including Russia and China. They were going to set up a whole series of BSL-4 facilities as well. And you know Wuhan was the first. It backfired on them.
Well, I’m afraid the catastrophe is now happened. So, there it is.
HM: I was just watching that documentary before we connected and I recommend the listeners go check that out. Do you see, in the future, any countries, if we come to a conflict between US, EU, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran, China, Russia, I mean you name it, do you see any of these countries actually utilising these biological weapons? I mean, it’s illegal under international law but we know like in the past that international law isn’t followed. Do you think that there’s a real danger of this escalating?
FB: For sure. That’s the only reason they develop these biological weapons, is, eventually, to be used, sure. I mean, it’s like the Manhattan project. We put all that money into developing an atom bomb, and even though it was not needed to end World War II, they still nuked Hiroshima and Nagasaki. So, yes, I think that’s correct. And also these can be used covertly. Anytime you see an unexplained, sudden outbreak of a disease like this anywhere in the world, both for human beings and/or animals, I always suspect the bio-warfare agent is at work. And I monitor the situation, like I did at Wuhan, until I can reach a conclusion. So, yes, they can be used.
As for the United States government, today they are fully prepared, armed, equipped, supplied to wage biological warfare with anthrax. These other more exotic things I don’t know. But they have the weapons, they're stockpiled. We have to understand ... if you read Seymour Myron Hersh’s book, published about 1968, he won the Pulitzer prize for My Lai, he had the whole offensive US biological warfare industry in there — back before it was illegal and criminal. Basically, after 9/11 2001, that entire industry — offensive biological warfare industry — has been reconstituted here in the United States, with all these BSL-4 BSL-3 labs, well over 13,000, alleged scientists, sort of like Dr. Mengele, working on these things. And so other countries have responded in kind, like Russia, like China. France is involved. Britain’s involved. Sure.
HM: You mentioned covert use. In the last few years there was the Russian double-agent spy, Sergei Skripal, who had been allegedly poisoned with Novichok out in Britain. And I thought it was funny [that] it just so happened where he was allegedly poisoned, he was right in Porton Down, the British bio weapons lab [near Salisbury], I guess the world’s first bio weapons lab created in 1916. I don’t know if you have thoughts on that whole incident.
FB: Yeah, well, it was right down the street from Porton Down, so apply Occam’s razor, who do you think might’ve been behind this? And, it was not a nerve agent, a nerve agent would have killed him immediately, this Novichok. It was something else, like VX or something like that. I would just say that I don’t think that [proximity to Porton Down] was a coincidence. But, you know, there you go. Obviously there’s a lot of speculation on that.
HM: Something else that’s kind of interesting. You’ve written in Biowarfare and Terrorism, your book, and there’s also Graeme MacQueen, I think your colleague, who wrote The 2001 Anthrax Deception : The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy...
FB: Right. I agree with everything he said in there. That’s correct.
HM: ... and I’m wondering, if this new war for biotechnological dominance, whatever you want to call it, if it can also be used kind of as a pretext for the centralisation of political power and the initiation of wars, like I guess it did in the 2003 Iraq war. Is this another danger that we get these events, like now this coronavirus, and then governments will call for centralisation of greater power, and taking away some of our civil liberties?
FB: Sure. If you look at the October, 2001 anthrax attacks here in the United States, that was clearly by elements of the United States government that was behind that. That was super weapons-grade anthrax, with a trillion spores per gram, and it floated in the air. Solely a very sophisticated biological weapons lab, like Fort Detrick, could produce that. And they used that anthrax attack, including on Congress, to ram through the USA Patriot act, which basically turned the United States into a police state, which is what we have now. So, you have to understand, the Pentagon, Fort Detrick, maybe Dugway Proving Ground [bio and chem weapons testing area in Utah], still has a stockpile of that super weapons-grade anthrax that we saw in October of 2001, that they can use the next time they want to do something like that, to further develop the American police state.
HM: Is there anything else you feel important to mention regarding this Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak or biological warfare, or any other thoughts you’d like to leave us with?
FB: Well, you just can’t believe anything the Chinese government, the WHO, the CDC are telling you. They’re all lying because they know what was going on there. And so, you’re going to have to figure it out as fast as you can. But in my opinion, as of this time, and I’m fully prepared to consider further evidence on this, it does seem to me that this was a DNA, genetically-engineered biological warfare agent leaking out of Wuhan, that has gain of function properties, which can make it more lethal. I think they're probably doing something with SARS to make it a lot more lethal and more infectious. And so for that reason, you have to take extreme precautions. And they’ve now finally admitted, well yeah, anyone within six feet can be infected, whereas with SARS it was about two feet. Well, that’s gain of function right there. And that should be a tip off.
So, I guess you’re gonna have to protect yourself. Laurie Garrett had a pretty good essay in Foreign Policy yesterday, and she was over there covering SARS, and she has very good advice in there, except that she took the SARS figure out two to three feet and said well, you gotta stay to two to three. I think you’ve got to stay at least six feet away, because this is gain of function. It can flow through the air and infect you. It can get you in the eyes. Any orifice, the mouth, maybe the ears. We’re not sure, at this point.
HM: I’m here on the border of China, in Kazakhstan, and I was just reading yesterday... they’re no longer allowing Chinese citizens into Kazakhstan without a medical, like a paper medical check, to get their visas to enter Kazakhstan.
FB: Those medical checks are worthless. This is just public relations by all the governments involved. Because there is a fourteen day incubation period where people can still be infected. So someone could walk right through a medical inspection and pass it, get into your country, and then they come down with the coronavirus. So that’s all public relations in my opinion by governments, and they know it. They’re just sending people out there, with temperatures and things like that. It’s not like SARS. This is more dangerous than SARS. As I said, I think that Wuhan lab, we know they had SARS in there that they were dealing with, and I think they enhanced it, and, I’m afraid, that’s what we’re dealing with. But you know I’m keeping an open mind as to what other sources it might have. And I wasn’t prepared to say anything until [I found] that Wuhan lab is right there and it’s dealing with coronavirus. So, again, apply Occam’s razor. It seems to me that’s the simplest explanation here.
HM: One of my final questions would be, in the months ahead, apart of what you say, staying six feet away from people, I’ve read taking high doses of vitamin C and other things like this can help you. But, if they come out as the situation develops, if it gets worse, and they come out with a coronavirus vaccine, should people take it or not? What are your thoughts?
FB: Well, what I would say is this. Right now, if you look at the article in the Wall Street Journal, Big Pharma is trying to sell all sorts of — they’re taking all their drugs off the shelf, and say, well, let’s see if it works. Which is preposterous. Okay. The scientists are saying, well, we can get you a vaccine, maybe two to three months, but they’re not testing. So, what we do know, however, is that Pirbright vaccine has been patented. So all I can assume is that that might work. But I don’t think I’d be taking any of these other vaccines. No, you have no idea what’s in there. You’ll be the guinea pig, for Big Pharma. And, you know, everyone figures they’re gonna make a lot of money here. So I’ll keep my eye open on this, and how it develops, but I wouldn’t trust anything they’re trying to sell right now. They’re just pulling these things off the shelf.
If they do come up with something in two to three months, even that’s not going to be tested, in accordance with normal scientific protocols. So it’s going to be a crap shoot. If it’s going to help you, indeed it might not help you because they’ll be using for these vaccines, these DNA genetic-engineered vaccines, they’ll be using live coronavirus, probably, and sticking it in there and giving you, some live coronavirus, on the theory you’ll develop an immunity. That’s the way a lot of these vaccines work out. That’s what happened with the Ebola vaccine that created the Ebola pandemic there in West Africa. They were testing out a vaccine on poor black Africans, as usual, and this vaccine had live Ebola in it, so it gave them live Ebola. So again, I’d be very careful, even if they do come up with these vaccines two to three months from now. Very careful. Why would you want to inject the live coronavirus in you?
HM: All right. I don’t believe you have a strong online presence. How can people best follow your work? I suppose to search for interviews as well as get your books.
FB: Well, basically I’m blackballed and blacklisted off all the mainstream news media here, on purpose. As far as I can figure out, the US government gave an order that I should not be interviewed by anyone, so I’m not. I guess you could just put my name in there under Google, a Google alert, and some interviews might come up.
But what happened was, right after the anthrax attacks of 9/11, 2001, I was giving a lecture out at Harvard, my Alma Mater. I was running a panel on biological warfare for the Council for Responsible Genetics, I'm their lawyer. It was at Harvard Divinity School, and as I was going in there was a Fox camera crew there from Boston, and I said it looks to me like this has come out of the US government's lab, and we know they do research and testing on anthrax. Then I said the same thing there at Harvard. Then I gave an interview to a radio station in Washington DC. Then I gave an interview on that to the BBC. So the whole world saw it. And at that point I was completely cut off. And I’ve been cut off ever since.
So, you're probably not going to hear too many interviews from me here. As for my book, Biowarfare and Terrorism, you can just get it at amazon.com. That picks up the story pretty much from 9/11, 2001, until it went to press. And then there are interviews I’ve given to an investigative reporter, Sherwood Ross. And a big one I just sent you, and you might want to put that on your web page. That was pretty comprehensive.
HM: I read that as well. I’ll include the link in the description of this interview, so people can go check that out. You’re not the only academic I know, I've heard of others that similar things have happened [to]. And that’s just, I guess, the price you, we, pay for telling the truth. Again, for listeners, if people want to have a broader context and deeper understanding of what’s happening today, especially with biological warfare, as well as US foreign policy and international affairs, I urge you to get Dr. Francis Boyle’s books and listen to his interviews, as well as his colleague's book, Graeme MacQueen, The 2001 Anthrax Deception, The Case For Domestic Conspiracy. Thank you for being with us, Dr. Boyle.
FB: Well, thank you. And again, please understand these are my current opinions. I could change my opinion here, based on more evidence. So I’m just looking at the evidence out there as I see it. And you have to understand, there is so much disinformation, lies and propaganda, that it’s kind of very difficult to distinguish truth from fact. I’m doing the best job I can here.
[Christian Order] Editor's Comment China's Genocidal Biowarfare Plan After reading Dr Boyle's expert, plain-speaking assessment, those still reliant, whether solely or mostly, on corporate media for their news may finally reconsider their self-harming habit and seek out alternative sources. He lays bare the disinformation put about (once again) on the origins and true nature of a virus: in this case not the random product of nature and "bats" as depicted, but of sinister experiments in a lab. His considered view, aggressively attacked by the media and big tech giants and labelled "misinformaton" and "fake news" by the WHO, was subsequently vindicated. A study by scientists at the prestigious South China University of Technology in Guangzhou confirmed that "the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan." [Daily Mail, 16/2/20]
There is every reason to suspect the darkest reasons for shutting down truth-tellers. In this regard, readers who recall the murder of English bio-warfare expert Dr David Kelly in 2003, and the flagrant Establishment cover-up, will appreciate the courage of Dr Boyle in speaking out. Indeed, he mentions being deemed persona non grata ever since he depicted the anthrax-letters attacks just after 9/11 as the Deep State (CIA/Fort Derek biodefence centre) conspiracy it turned out to be. Later, in 2008, following the entirely predictable and convenient pre-indictment "suicide" of the (equally convenient) alleged sole perpetrator of those anthrax letters (microbiologist Bruce Ivins of Ft Derek), Dr Boyle said: “Ivins is only the latest dead microbiologist.” He had previously stated:
“You also have to tie into this the large numbers of dead microbiologists that have appeared since around the summer before these events, when the New York Times revealed the existence of the covert anthrax weapons programmes run by the CIA, and that too is in the public record.”
Fast forward to 2020. On cue, a renowned infectious disease specialist, Canadian Frank Plummer, who was the key to the entire investigation on the origins of the coronavirus bio-weapon, collapsed and died, suddenly and conveniently on 4 February, during an annual meeting at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, where he was a keynote speaker. Omitted from mainstream reports were some salient facts:
1. Plummer was working on a coronavirus (HIV) vaccine at his National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, thanks to a SARS coronavirus sample he had received from the Saudis;
2. The Winnipeg lab had been targeted by Chinese bio-warfare agents. The chief Chinese scientist, Dr. Qiu, was allegedly making trips between Winnipeg and Wuhan. By July 2019 she and her Chinese compatriots had been kicked out of the facility, but not before they reportedly stole the SARS Coronavirus from the lab and smuggled it to none other than China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology — where, in the estimation of Dr Boyle and others, it is believed to have been weaponised and leaked.
Thankfully, independent outlets like Infowars, Natural News, Daily Caller, Breitbart, and in this case Geopolitics & Empire, along with many other sources, allow us to discern the deeper truths behind daily headlines long before the controlled corporate press is compelled to abandon its spurious narratives. In other words, despite both the unavoidable abundance of fake news to be found among millions of websites, and the official disinformation spewed forth by intelligence agencies (East and West) to distract, divide, confuse and demoralise us, the demonisation of alternative media as baseless "conspiracy" fare is itself fake news.
As truth-seekers know through years of weighing up reliability, the reporting, analysis and conclusions of countless credible sites and 'citizen journalist' bloggers are invariably based on brave investigative reporting (like the devastating undercover exposé of Planned Parenthood by David Daleiden); little publicised articles and reports already in the public domain (oftentimes irrefutable declassified documents); and the input of acknowledged experts and courageous whistleblowers sidelined by the press. Meanwhile, massive cyber-attacks were duly launched against Natural News, Zero Hedge, Great Game India and other sites reporting on the coronavirus. Natural News provided this sobering summation:
“Dr. Boyle’s position is in stark contrast to the mainstream media’s narrative of the virus being originated from the seafood market, which is increasingly being questioned by many experts,” reports GreatGameIndia.com [3/2/20], an independent news website that has also been subjected to aggressive cyber-attacks after it began publishing information about the coronavirus pandemic. (Natural News was also subjected to an extremely well-funded cyber takedown attack that disrupted our publishing operations for 2-3 days.) As Great Game India now reports:
[T]he mainstream media’s narrative still maintains that the origin of the 2019 Coronavirus is the Wuhan Seafood Market. After GreatGameIndia published the story on Coronavirus Bioweapon – not only were our database tinkered with and our reports blocked by Facebook on the flimsy reason that they could not find GreatGameIndia Facebook page, but the report itself was viciously attacked by Foreign Policy magazine, PolitiFact (known widely as Facebook’s propaganda arm) and BuzzFeedNews. (Facebook's laughable claim is no surprise given Mark Zuckerberg’s history of forgetting crucial information when grilled by authorities worldwide. So, we would just like to remind everyone "How Facebook’s Secret Unit created India’s Troll Armies for Digital Propaganda to Influence Elections."5 )
It is not GreatGameIndia alone which is being viciously attacked. Zero Hedge, a popular alternate media blog was suspended by Twitter for publishing a story related to a study by Indian scientists finding 2019 Wuhan Coronavirus to be not naturally evolved, raising the possibility of it being created in a lab. Shockingly, the study itself came under intense online criticism by Social Media experts resulting in the scientists withdrawing the paper. The coronavirus biological weapon development program was part of China’s long-admitted effort to weaponise viruses and wipe out the USA by deploying them on U.S. soil. “In a secret speech given to high-level Communist Party cadres nearly two decades ago, Chinese Defense Minister Gen. Chi Haotian explained a long-range plan for ensuring a Chinese national renaissance,” reports Great Game India: “We are not as foolish as to want to perish together with America by using nuclear weapons,” said the general. “Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves.” The answer is found in biological weapons. “Of course,” he added, “we have not been idle, in the past years we have seized the opportunity to master weapons of this kind.” “In the long run,” said Gen. Chi, “the relationship of China and the United States is one of a life-and-death struggle.” This tragic situation must be accepted. According to Gen. Chi, “We must not forget that the history of our civilisation repeatedly has taught us that one mountain does not allow two tigers to live together.” According to Gen. Chi, China’s overpopulation problem and environmental degradation will eventually result in social collapse and civil war. General Chi estimated that “more than 800 million” Chinese would die in such a collapse. Therefore, the Chinese Communist Party has no policy alternative. Either the United States is “cleaned up” by biological attacks, or China suffers national catastrophe.6 In other words, China has been building a biological weapon to destroy the United States, and that weapon got loose in their own back yard. Now, it looks like China may have just nuked itself with that very same bioweapon, and the fate of China’s population, industrial output and political leadership looks very much in doubt. Perhaps it’s fitting that the coronavirus may be the vector by which China destroys itself before its treacherous philosophy of communism, tyranny and mass death infects the entire world. (The Coronavirus Cover-up, published in Christian Order, March 2020, issue. For ordering information, please see Christian Order)
A Few Pertinent Observations About the Boyle Interview
There are several important points that I want to highlight for the readers of Christ or Chaos.
First, the information provided by Dr. Francis Boyle is very important for all those who read this article to consider and digest.
Second, Catholics have got to understand and accept the fact that Dr. Francis Boyle is entirely correct when he states that one must believe nothing—as in absolutely nothing—that is said by officials of the United States Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization about how to “stop” the China Virus. It is thus nothing less than tragic that many fully traditional Catholic clergy believe anything these purveyors of evil say as their agenda is ideological and thus has nothing to do with legitimate public health. Once again, the China Virus crisis is all about social control, not public health. Does the fact that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has cover-up cholera cases in his native Ethiopia and that he is a lifelong member of a terrorist organization mean anything? See World Health Organization President Tedro Adhaanom Ghebreyeus Covered Up Cholera Outbreaks in His Native Ethiopia.
This is in no way to denigrate the fact that there is the coronavirus can be deadly for a percentage of those who contract it. However, we must recognize that this is a manufactured crisis that is being exploited for nefarious ends by our statist minders to see just how far they can push the unwashed masses.
Third, various outbreaks in recent years (SARS, MERS, Swine Flu, Asian Bird Flu, etc.) were all deadly, and the total number of deaths in the United States of America alone during this current “flu season,” which began on October 1, 2019, through March 14, 2019, is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control, for whatever that’s worth, to run between 23,000 and 59,000 in the United States of America alone (see Preliminary In-Season Estimates of the Annual Infulenza Cases and Deaths ). The total number of those who have died from the China Virus/Coronavirus worldwide stands at 42,322 as of the time of the revision of this commentary on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and 4,054 here in the United States of America (Worldometers: Coronavirus).
The highest numbers of deaths from the China Virus have occurred here in the United States of America and in Red China, Iran and Italy, where the China Virus has hit especially hard because of the country’s reliance upon Chinese-based businesses and immigrant workers to compensate for the declining birth rate that the country has visited upon itself by means of contraception and abortion. For a detailed analysis of how Iran and Italy have relied upon the assistance of the Chicoms and Chinese nationals to sustain their economies, please see Iran and Italy are paying a hefty price for close times with Communist China. For a balanced view of the hysteria caused by the China Virus publicity, see Evidence Over Hysteria.
Why are not the World Health Organization, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and/or the United States Centers for Disease Control calling for state-imposed “social distancing” measures to fight the seasonal influenza outbreaks?
Undaunted, however, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, co-wrote in an article published on March 26, 2020, in The New England Journal of Medicine, that the actual death rate of the China Virus may be lower than that for the annual influenza outbreaks but that this actually is one to encourage the further use of quarantines and lockdowns:
On the basis of a case definition requiring a diagnosis of pneumonia, the currently reported case fatality rate is approximately 2%.4 In another article in the Journal, Guan et al.5 report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these patients had a wide spectrum of disease severity. If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) rather than a disease similar to SARS or MERS, which have had case fatality rates of 9 to 10% and 36%, respectively. . . .
However, given the efficiency of transmission as indicated in the current report, we should be prepared for Covid-19 to gain a foothold throughout the world, including in the United States. Community spread in the United States could require a shift from containment to mitigation strategies such as social distancing in order to reduce transmission. Such strategies could include isolating ill persons (including voluntary isolation at home), school closures, and telecommuting where possible.9
A robust research effort is currently under way to develop a vaccine against Covid-19.10 We anticipate that the first candidates will enter phase 1 trials by early spring. Therapy currently consists of supportive care while a variety of investigational approaches are being explored.11 Among these are the antiviral medication lopinavir–ritonavir, interferon-1β, the RNA polymerase inhibitor remdesivir, chloroquine, and a variety of traditional Chinese medicine products.11 Once available, intravenous hyperimmune globulin from recovered persons and monoclonal antibodies may be attractive candidates to study in early intervention. Critical to moving the field forward, even in the context of an outbreak, is ensuring that investigational products are evaluated in scientifically and ethically sound studies.12 (New England Journal of Medicine, March 26, 2020.)
Yet it is that Dr. Anthony Fauci said only three days later on Passion Sunday, March 29, 2020, that there will be between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths because of the Chinese Virus (see Fauci says deaths to range between 100,000 and 200,00), although he said at the White House daily press briefing on Passion Sunday that this projection was based on computer “modeling,” a methodology that has not proved to be quite unreliable with respect to other supposed scientific “facts” such as “man-made climate change” (see If the Covid-19 models are wrong, what does this mean for climate models?). Speaking after President Donald John Trump delivered the news on Tuesday in Passion Week, March 31, 2020, Dr. Fauci is sticking with his projection of between 100,000 to 240,000 people will die from the China Virus within the next two weeks (see Trump tells Americans to prepare for a very painful two weeks as White House releases extended coronavirus guidelines.)
These projections are all educated guesses that may have nothing at all to do with reality. To paraphrase from the famous book How to Lie With Statistics, a book written by Darrell Huff in 1954 and has gone through numerous editions in the past sixty-six years, “If you can’t prove what you want to prove with your statistics, prove something else.”
Dr. Fauci has also stated that there is going to be a second wave of the coronavirus in the fall, although he expects that the government and “healthcare” community will be better able to handle it then than at the present time (Fauci predicts another coronavirus outbreak in the fall in the United States of America).
Dr. Fauci may believe this to be the case. However, there is no reason to expect that things will be any different in the fall than they are now, and certainly no reason to expect that the statists who have a taste of how easy it is to lock people in their homes and keep them away from their jobs are going to use any excuse to continue doing so in the future.
Other “experts” that the rate of deaths caused by the coronavirus as a percentage of those who are diagnosed with it is actually very low:
The coronavirus may not be as deadly as previously suggested, according to a new study that accounts for cases that were not diagnosed.
The study published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases estimated that the death rate will be 0.66%, which is much lower than figures between 2% and 3.4% that have come out of Wuhan, China, according to CNN.
Researchers said the lower coronavirus mortality rate was determined by accounting for cases that went undiagnosed — possibly because they were mild or had no symptoms.
To do this, researchers used modeling based on the number of detected cases among repatriated citizens who were aggressively tested for the virus.
But in line with other studies, the researchers found that the majority of fatalities are among adults who were age 80 or older.
“There might be outlying cases that get a lot of media attention, but our analysis very clearly shows that at aged 50 and over, hospitalization is much more likely than in those under 50, and a greater proportion of cases are likely to be fatal,” Azra Ghani, a professor at Imperial College London and an author of the study, said in a statement.
Researchers noted the death rate for coronavirus is still “substantially higher” than the flu, which leads to death in 0.1% of cases.
“Even though the fatality rate is low for younger people, it is very clear that any suggestion of COVID-19 being just like influenza is false,” Shigui Ruan, a professor in the department of mathematics at the University of Miami, wrote in an accompanying commentary. (Covid-19 Death Rate Lower than Previously Reported: Study.)
This study will do nothing to dispel the hysteria at work in the United States of America and the world at this time.
Look, we cannot live our lives without risk. Most people alive today have been nurtured on the lies of biological, social, philosophical, theological and liturgical Darwinism. Biological Darwinism was the result of Hegelianism’s dialectical principle of a “philosophical” evolution resulting from what Georg Friedrich Hegel contented was conflict between a thesis and its antithesis that produces a synthesis, which itself become a “new thesis” that spawns another antithesis and yet another synthesis. This evolutionary process does not end until it has reached the stage of “philosophical idealism,” a stage that is totally imaginary. Men who believe in evolutionism, no matter how inchoately, come to believe that science is “god,” and that there is no disease that man cannot conquer.
In other words, most people today spend their lives trying to use the “infallible” advice of doctors, scientists, nutritionists and “mental health experts” to enjoy a long life without suffering and illness only to die unprepared for the moment of their Particular Judgment, which most of them do not even accept or understand, obviously.
We are eyewitnesses to a worldwide refusal to accept sickness and mortality as the means to suffer in reparation for one’s sins. No matter the weaponized origins of the China Virus, God is using it as a means to bring His rational creatures back to Him. Sadly, though, most people just want to “get on” with their lives again, refusing to believe that our statist minders and eugenicists will never permit us to experience “normal again.”
Yes, this is all about social control and mandatory vaccinations to “keep us safe” and proof of which will be necessary to get onboard any form of public transportation, including an airplane, and perhaps even to get or renew a driver’s license, a passport or to enter a grocery store or other place of commercial business. Too far-fetched? I don’t think so.
One must realize that the current “mitigation” strategies being used to contain the Chinese Virus have not been employed with respect the seasonal influenza outbreaks because they are so common. It must take something that is out of the ordinary—indeed, has been biologically engineered in a Chicom laboratory with funding provided by the anti-population Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—for these monstrous organizations to conduct massive social-engineering experiments to control us all.
Without for a single moment the seriousness of coronavirus nor to discount the intense, excruciating suffering of those who have had serious cases of coronavirus nor the grief of those whose relatives have died from it, the fact remains that the China Virus is being used to accustom us to periodic “lockdowns” that will be lifted only when there is a “coronavirus vaccine” that will be mandated upon everyone and, ultimately, spread the disease more rapidly, thus resulting in “lockdowns” of a more permanent nature.
Although I am not normally a reader of Lew Rockwell.com given its libertarian bent and its rejection of binding nature of Catholic Social Teaching concerning the proper understanding of the civil state and its subordination to Holy Mother Church in all that pertains to the good of souls, the following commentary by an author named Gary D. Barnett summarizes our situation very well:
Among all the panic and misinformation being spewed by politicians at all levels and the complicit mainstream media, what is going on under the radar that will greatly harm Americans much more than this virus ever could? First, all the legislation, executive orders, and mass control measures happening now will never go away, and will cause undue tragedy for years to come. Secondly, the biggest wealth transfer in history is going on right before our eyes, and of course is mostly ignored due to this government manufactured false pandemic. The economic fallout that has already caused mass devastation will only worsen the longer these quarantine measures are in place, and will cause havoc for an unknown amount of time.
Surveillance of the entire population will continue, and in fact expand. As more restrictive measures are forthcoming from the state governors whose egos are now consumed by the massive power gained by simply claiming emergency status, more compliance will be demanded. Partial or full martial law and medical martial law continues to be implemented, and the very adverse consequences of such actions will cause extreme stress, depression, dire financial harm, psychological trauma, additional sickness and death, and most likely an increase in suicide that has never before been seen. None of these factors have been addressed by those responsible for all these totalitarian measures. This reminds me of the statement by Madeline Albright concerning the 500,000 deaths of little children under the age of 5 in Iraq, when she said in front of the entire world that their deaths were worth it. When this minor virus that has been completely blown out of proportion is over, will the political response be that all the “collateral” damage and death due to the shutdown of the entire country was worth it; this after many more deaths occurred due to government forced mandates and economic destruction than any virus could ever have caused?
Besides the psychological and physical carnage that will soon be evident due to government’s totalitarian response to this so-called pandemic, the ruling elite have now learned just how easy it has been to capture and control the entire population, with most of that compliance being voluntary due to fear and unquestioned acceptance of mandated orders. Now that the general public has been completely locked down due to a virus, and with ease, all future control will be ever easier to achieve just by claiming and declaring any emergency. Society has become so pathetic that they knowingly and willingly give up any individual liberty in favor of group protection, and when all are told not to band together, they do not understand that this “social distancing” from everyone is simply a state ploy to stop dissent, and has nothing to do with fighting any virus. A few have little power against an oppressive government, so as long as people can be separated, then resistance to tyranny is virtually impossible to obtain.
In addition to all the intentional and non-intentional consequences that are sure to rock the very foundation of this country due to the tyrannical measures that have been put into place, there is another criminal aspect to this planned event that is of great importance. That has to do with this horrendous bailout plan that is purposely misrepresented as an economic package to help the average American. Nothing could be further from the truth. This multi-trillion dollar bailout is not meant to help the common citizen, but is being used to transfer massive wealth from the lower and middle classes to those that already control most of assets in this country. Wall Street, the banking magnates, and the large corporate giants will be the ones benefitting from this massive money transfer, and politicians will benefit as well. They will continue to stay in power due to their redistribution of wealth to all those that contribute to their campaigns.
The Federal Reserve and the Treasury now have been given an unlimited ability to print fake money out of thin air. A trillion dollars a day is being used to buy stocks, and to run the market up and down daily. With this amount of money flowing, trading profits in this high volatility are extreme, and this fraud also serves to falsely hold up a market that should be failing. This gives the appearance of some sort of stability where none exists. It also enriches those who are every day cheating American investors, which includes all those with retirement plans, by manipulating the market in their favor.
The most wealthy and powerful will get most all this bailout money, and due to this transfer, they will be able to consolidate even more wealth. To put this into perspective, consider that the top 1% that is talked about so much will after this massive transfer accumulate double the wealth. What that means in laymen’s terms, is that the top 1% could become the top 1/2 of 1%. In other words, all the wealth in America will become even more concentrated, and that means the power is more concentrated as well. This should not be acceptable.
From the results of this package alone, the bulk of all ownership of assets will be so concentrated as to be held by only a few. Ten trillion dollars will be pumped into the economy with most all of it going to the super wealthy. All the money going to big business and banks will be at the expense of the taxpayer. This will be in multiple forms, but since a good part of this bailout money will go directly into the economy, price inflation will be certain, and at a very high level. This will be happening at a time of mass unemployment, at a time when most savings will be depleted, and at a time when the strain of just getting by will be extremely difficult. This will serve to compound all the common problems of ordinary citizens, and will cause continued economic turmoil on top of the already destroyed economy. This could lead to riots and chaos, and allow for even more totalitarian control over society.
If there is no real resistance to this bailout abomination and political takeover of society, the U.S. could in the future look more like a third world country than the America of the past. At this stage, it is difficult for me to imagine anything good happening anytime soon. That is hard to swallow, but considering the ignorance, complacency, and dependency of this country’s people on government, how is one to be optimistic?
The other side of this coin is what is going on globally. The entire world seems to be acting in concert, which for me is almost impossible to imagine. That leads me to believe that this is even bigger than it seems. But just yesterday, the evil Gordon Brown, former prime minister of the UK, called for the creation of a “temporary” form of global government to tackle the coronavirus problem. Is there a larger agenda at work here? Are the big players in this world considering global governance, and are fear and panic being used to accomplish this effort?
We live in very dangerous times. This is not a drill, except in the minds of those wanting to control all. For the rest of us, this is a very serious reality, and to expect the political class to fix the economy after purposely destroying it is not only shortsighted, but also idiotic. We are at the precipice of a total global economic collapse, and that could lead to a fully controlled governing system that would depend on a continued and sustaining “lockdown” similar to what we have this moment. Is that our future? (The Consequences of Martial law and Asset-Takeover Going on in America.)
What the author does not understand, obviously, is that this people must become stupid when they lose sight of First and Last Things, have no belief in, access to and reliance upon the supernatural helps provided by Holy Mother Church and thus become steeped in the pursuit of wealth and other material/carnal pleasures as their raisons d’etre. More about this point will be written later in this commentary, although for present purposes it is perhaps good to pull this old chestnut from Pope Pius IX to explain that we are witnessing what happens in secular, religiously indifferentist nations that have given free rein to all manner of Judeo-Calvinist-Masonic naturalist errors imaginable:
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."
And, since where religion has been removed from civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some, utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law, free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see and clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds of religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests? (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
There can be no sense of perspective in the midst of a crisis cooked up in a Red Chinese “biosafety laboratory” that the Chicoms knowingly permitted to be spread around the world before closing off Wuhan without viewing the world and everything in it through the eyes of the Holy Faith as not one secular author is seeing the China Virus and the hysteria it has produced as a chastisement from the good God, Who wants us to be repentant, make reparation for our sins and turn to Him with all our hearts, minds, bodies and souls through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother.
There is a final point to be made about the interview Dr. Francis Boyle gave to Geopolitics & Empire that was reprinted in the current issue of Christian Order: the interview asked Dr. Boyle about something called Event 201 that was held on October 18, 2019, at the fancy-schmanzy Hotel Pierre in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York, New York. It is worth spending a few moments on Event 201 as those who participated in it are sworn advocates of globalism who despise President Donald John Trump.
Take a look at Event 201’s agenda:
Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.
The exercise consisted of pre-recorded news broadcasts, live “staff” briefings, and moderated discussions on specific topics. These issues were carefully designed in a compelling narrative that educated the participants and the audience.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly propose these recommendations.
In recent years, the world has seen a growing number of epidemic events, amounting to approximately 200 events annually. These events are increasing, and they are disruptive to health, economies, and society. Managing these events already strains global capacity, even absent a pandemic threat. Experts agree that it is only a matter of time before one of these epidemics becomes global—a pandemic with potentially catastrophic consequences. A severe pandemic, which becomes “Event 201,” would require reliable cooperation among several industries, national governments, and key international institutions.
Recent economic studies show that pandemics will be the cause of an average annual economic loss of 0.7% of global GDP—or $570 billion. The players’ responses to the scenario illuminated the need for cooperation among industry, national governments, key international institutions, and civil society, to avoid the catastrophic consequences that could arise from a large-scale pandemic.
Similar to the Center’s 3 previous exercises—Clade X, Dark Winter, and Atlantic Storm—Event 201 aimed to educate senior leaders at the highest level of US and international governments and leaders in global industries.
It is also a tool to inform members of the policy and preparedness communities and the general public. This is distinct from many other forms of simulation exercises that test protocols or technical policies of a specific organization. Exercises similar to Event 201 are a particularly effective way to help policymakers gain a fuller understanding of the urgent challenges they could face in a dynamic, real-world crisis.
Details about the scenario are available here.
The next severe pandemic will not only cause great illness and loss of life but could also trigger major cascading economic and societal consequences that could contribute greatly to global impact and suffering. The Event 201 pandemic exercise, conducted on October 18, 2019, vividly demonstrated a number of these important gaps in pandemic preparedness as well as some of the elements of the solutions between the public and private sectors that will be needed to fill them. The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, World Economic Forum, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation jointly propose these recommendations.
Friday, October 18, 2019
8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The Pierre hotel
New York, NY
An invitation-only audience of nearly 130 people attended the exercises, and a livestream of the event was available to everyone. Video coverage is available here.
Eric Toner, MD, is the exercise team lead from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Crystal Watson, DrPH, MPH and Tara Kirk Sell, PhD, MA are co-leads from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. Ryan Morhard, JD, is the exercise lead from the World Economic Forum, and Jeffrey French is the exercise lead for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Exercise team members are Tom Inglesby, MD; Anita Cicero, JD; Randy Larsen, USAF (retired); Caitlin Rivers, PhD, MPH; Diane Meyer, RN, MPH; Matthew Shearer, MPH; Matthew Watson; Richard Bruns, PhD; Jackie Fox; Andrea Lapp; Margaret Miller; Carol Miller; and Julia Cizek.
Event 201 was supported by funding from the Open Philanthropy Project. (Center fo rHealth and Security: Event 201 .)
Just a coincidence?
World economic collapse?
Controlling the movement of citizens?
Effectively suspending all legitimate liberties found in the Order of Creation (Nature), no less the various provisions of national constitutions?
Just a coincidence?
These are the sorts of questions that will answered definitively only on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead.
However, I find it very interesting that Event 201 was funded by the “Open Philanthropy Project,” which itself is the brainchild of people named Cari Tuna and her husband, Dustin Moskowitz, a billion co-founder of that horrific thing called “Facebook.” Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskowitz just happen to be major funders of the pro-abortion, pro-perversity, pro-statism, pro-everything evil organized crime family of the naturalist “left,” not that the members false opposite of the naturalist “right” really support the inviolability of all innocent human life without exceptions or have done anything but cave to the homosexualist agenda that is destructive of souls and thus of entire nations.
Here is an excerpt about Dustin Moskowitz as found on Wikipedia:
Moskovitz co-founded the philanthropic organization Good Ventures with his girlfriend (and now wife) Cari Tuna in 2011. In June 2012, Good Ventures announced a close partnership with charity evaluator GiveWell. Both organizations "are aiming to do as much good as possible" and thereby align with the goals of effective altruism. Good Ventures has donated approximately $100 million from 2011 onward to GiveWell top charities Against Malaria Foundation, GiveDirectly, Schistosomiasis Control Initiative, and Deworm the World Initiative, as well as standout charities (see Good Ventures for more) and other effective altruist organizations.
The joint collaboration with GiveWell led to a spinoff called the Open Philanthropy Project, whose goal is to figure out the best possible way to use large sums of money (starting with Moskovitz's multi-billion-dollar fortune) to do the most good. The Open Philanthropy Project has since become a separate organization, and continuously increases its annual giving, having made over $170 million in grants in 2018 alone (see Open Philanthropy Project#Grants made for more).
Moskovitz and Tuna are also the youngest couple to sign Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge, which commits billionaires to giving away most of their wealth in the form of philanthropy.
Moskovitz has voted for the Democratic Party candidates in each election in which he has voted, but he wrote: "Though we've voted for the Democratic nominee each of the times we've cast a ballot, we've considered ourselves independent thinkers who respect candidates and positions from both sides of the aisle." Prior to their donation for the 2016 election cycle, Moskovitz and Tuna had donated roughly $10,000 over their lifetime to federal candidates, most of it to Sean Eldridge, the husband of Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
For the 2016 United States Presidential election, Moskovitz announced that he and his wife would donate $20 million to support Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party nominee, arguing that the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency are significant, and that they were making their donation despite being skeptical of allowing large donors to influence election cycles through money. The New York Times quoted Moskovitz's blog post on the subject: "The Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, is running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world." This made him the third-largest donor in the 2016 campaigns. (Dustin Moskovitz. Another report that discusses Moskovitz’s largesse to Madame Defarge can be found at Who is Dustin Moskovitz, who just cover Hillary and the Democrats $20 million?)
Just a coincidence?
Again, we may have to wait until the Last Day for the answer.
However, suffice it to say that men such as Moskovitz are driven by a desire to protect the nonexistent “right” to kill babies that has been at the heart and the soul of the Democratic Party since the days of George S. McGovern in 1972.
The antidote to such madness is not to believe in the salvific nature of the Republican Party.
Of course not.
We live in the midst of a diabolic trap of false opposites of naturalism that are, despite their differences, agreed that the true Faith has no business in public life and that the principal purpose of government is material, not to foster the common good in light of man’s Last End and to thus to put no obstacles in the path of the sanctification and salvation of men upon which all social order vitally depends. if
One of the supreme ironies of the present moment is that "conservatives," including the well-paid "talking heads among their number, would be screaming quite loudly if the Big Brotherism (for "our own good," you understand) had been imposed, no less implemented by Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro or Hillary Diane Rodham "Madame Defarge" Clinton had she been elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, or Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. The docile compliance of conservatives to measures that they would be opposing if a Democrat occupied the White House should teach us yet again that the devil without his tail is far more dangerous than the devil with his tail as only a "pro-life" president could do what is being done at this time and receive almost universal acceptance from "conservatives" as the myth of American "freedom," such as it is has ever been, disappears before our very eyes so that "we can be safe."
Just as the surveillance state increased dramatically during the eight wretched years that George Walker Bush spent in the White House unde the prextet of "keeping us safe" in the aftermath of the very unexplained sequences of tragic events that occurred on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, so is it the case now that the sort of state takeover of ordinary lives foreseen by the atheist George Orwell in 1984 is being accomplished principally because those who know better "trust" President Donald John Trump, who is a useful idiot of the "medical experts" and the Big Pharmaceutical corporations in this instance. This situation will worsen when a Democrat occupies the White House, and it will be very instructive at that time to see if any "conservative" or other dissenting voices even will be allowed to be heard. "Social distancing" regulations might even cause the annual "March for Life" to be cancelled, or to be forbidden by an agent of unrestricted baby-killing in the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist "left."
The answer to this is to be found in Catholicism, nothing else, which is why I implore those who read this article to join in the Rosary Novena that a person familiar with this site but wishes not to be identified started on the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
The United States of America’s Ties to Red China
Many of the inveterate, well-paid professional haters of President Donald John Trump, including those in the Deep State who conspired against his election and then used the full force of the intelligence communities to launch completely unwarranted investigations in men such as Carter Page while concealing their lies in submissions to the unconstitutional Federal Intelligence Surveillance Court as a means of propagating the Russian Collusion mythology that was fanned by the mainslime media, have sought to blame the incumbent president for the China Virus. This is the worst kind of demagoguery committed by those who claim that those who oppose the surgical and chemical assassination of the innocent preborn and are who state clearly that sodomy is one of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance and has no rights before God and men are “haters.”
Donald John Trump did not start the China Virus, although the poor man is being used as a tool by the deep state and the Big Pharmaceutical companies to do everything that they have asked him to do, and that includes holding out hope that a coronavirus vaccine can be developed, tested and brought to the market as soon as possible.
Nevertheless, however, President Trump is not to blame for the global pandemic, and it is truly shameful that demagogues such as the despicable, reprehensible, corrupt and mumbling septuagenarian from Scranton, Pennsylvania, is serving once again as a mouthpiece for Red Chinese propaganda. Biden has never has anything but praise for the Chicoms, who have brutalized and enslaved their own people, had a policy of forced abortions and one-child-per-family for decades before supposedly altering their wretched population control programs to a certain extent and have infiltrated practically every aspect of American educational, scientific, commercial, real estate, entertainment, journalism, commentary and finance/banking in the furtherance of economic and cultural “ties.”
Those “ties” have become so strong that Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was tongue-tied about Red Chinese human rights violations with he was visiting the prison-nation as vice president in 2011. Consider this report from the Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., website called the Daily Beast, which is a left-leaning in its ideological orientation:
Joe Biden is known for occasionally clumsy remarks. But his recent error in China is far more serious than a momentary gaffe.
The vice president told an audience at Sichuan University in Chengdu: “Your policy has been one which I fully understand—I’m not second-guessing—of one child per family.”
This was an appalling statement coming from an American leader. What’s next? Will he say he isn’t “second-guessing” and “fully understands” that women are stoned for adultery in Iran?
Chai Ling, a two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former leader of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Democracy Movement, told me she was “shocked and troubled” by Biden’s statement. Ling founded the organization All Girls Allowed to fight the one-child policy, which affects most couples and is designed to limit growth in China, which at 1.3 billion people is the world’s most populous country.
“On behalf of all the Chinese women and girls,” she says, Biden’s “statements are very hurtful. The one-child policy means the child has to be killed, whether it is forced or coerced through pressure. The women don’t feel like they have a choice. In a culture that is not welcoming to women who get pregnant and keep the baby they will be persecuted, financially and politically by the government.”
When various Republican presidential candidates blasted Biden for the statement, NPR’s blog ran a story titled “Biden’s Comment on China’s One-Child Policy Spurs Anti-Abortion Ire.” This really misses the point. The media predictably frame this issue as “pro-choice vs. pro-life” when in fact it is a major human-rights issue. In particular, it’s a women’s-rights issue, which makes the silence from feminists and liberals about Biden’s comment particularly disturbing.
Reggie Littlejohn, an American attorney who founded Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, told a reporter, “China’s one-child policy causes more violence against women and girls than any other policy on earth, than any official policy in the history of the world.”
The evil ripple effects for girls of China’s gendercide are astonishing. Because of the dearth of wives, Ling says that trafficking of child brides is epidemic. She told Congress in June that “this is the kidnapping and selling of toddler girls to be raised as slaves. Today in China, 200,000 children a year, usually from poor families, are seized or sold as child brides.” Similarly, sex trafficking is exploding to “service” the overwhelming male population. Ling says girls from surrounding countries are kidnapped or lured under false pretenses and forced to work in brothels.
The “one-child” policy is a barbaric practice aimed squarely at women and has had the effect of wiping out generations of girls. If this isn’t a top women’s-rights issue in the world, I don’t know what is. And it’s not just limited to China. When Biden says he isn’t “second-guessing” the one-child policy, he is sending a frightening message to other countries, like India, where sex-selective abortions are epidemic in a country that places little value on girls.
At an American Enterprise Institute event, “A Worldwide War Against Baby Girls: Sex-Selective Abortion Goes Global,” the writer Mara Hvistendahl, who supports abortion rights, told the audience in June that the “total number of missing females in Asia is 160 million…more than the entire female population of the United States.” She says there are “whole generations in which men significantly outnumber women.”
Hvistendahl is the author of Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. She told the AEI audience, “There has been an American role in what is happening today in Asia. The first Indian hospital to introduce amniocentesis for sex selection…the department there that introduced these tests had been established by a U.S. Population Council resident and had received millions of dollars in funding from U.S. organizations.”
Way to go, America. Perhaps now is the time for the United States to play a role in stopping gendercide across Asia.
Those who say public pressure makes no difference are wrong. In testimony on the Hill, Ling told the story of Xiao Aiying, a woman who was forced to abort her second child while eight months pregnant. Said Ling: “While detractors may say that China does not respond to outside pressure…shortly after [Xiao’s] forced abortion, she was interviewed by Al Jazeera. Through this exposure, the local government apologized and gave financial compensation and free housing to the couple.”
If a television story can influence the Chinese government, imagine the impact of comments by an American vice president.
Biden has backed away from the remarks. In a statement, his press secretary said: “The Obama administration strongly opposes all aspects of China’s coercive birth limitation policies, including forced abortion and sterilization. The vice president believes such practices are repugnant. He also pointed out, in China, that the policy is, as a practical matter, unsustainable.”
Yes, he argued it was unsustainable because of the economic burden of having too few young people to support an aging population. Why can he confront the Chinese on economic policies but not human-rights violations? Furthermore, a statement from a spokesman (which, incidentally, is diametrically opposed to what he actually said) is not the same thing as a public comment by Biden. Which one do you think China is listening to?
Chai Ling told me, “Sept. 23 is the 31st anniversary of the start of China’s one-child policy. Vice President Biden should come out on that day and redeem himself by calling on China to end this policy now.” (Biden's Human-Rights Blunder.)
Although Mumbles-Jumbles Biden was forced to backtrack when he took flack for his defense of the one child per family policy (see Biden: 1-child policy is 'repugnant'), his doing so was very a very interesting when you consider the fact that Biden consistently voted to fund the United Nations Population Fund—UNFPA, which has been fully supportive of the coercive Red Chinese population policies that have included forced sterilization in addition to forced abortions, when he served in the United States Senate for thirty-six years. Biden, of course, has reverted to form during the China Virus crisis as he has offered nothing but praise for Chicom dictator Xi Jinping before, quite typically, backtracking after he took what he loathes more than President Donald John Trump: criticism:
Asia security analyst Gordon Chang criticized former Vice President and 2020 contender Joe Biden's recent comments appearing to downplay the competitive threat China poses to the U.S., in an exclusive interview with Hill TV Monday.
"He’s absolutely incorrect," Chang declared, adding "you know, one can argue that China doesn’t pose for instance a robust challenge to the US, we can argue that we will prevail. But to say as the vice president said that they’re no competition to the US is just inexplicable."
Chang's comments come after Biden mocked President Donald Trump's position on China at a campaign rally last week saying “China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man...they can’t even figure out how to deal with the fact that they have this great division between the China Sea and the mountains in the east, I mean in the west.”
Biden continued "they can’t figure out how they’re going to deal with the corruption that exists within the system. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what, they’re not, they’re not competition for us.”
Chang also took issue with Biden's characterization of Chinese leaders saying "he also said Chinese leaders are good folks, we know those same Chinese leaders are committing crimes against humanity. Locking up 1.1, maybe 3 million Uighurs, in concentration camp-like facilities where a not insubstantial number of them are dying. I just don’t understand why he made that comment."
Biden walked back his comments Saturday at a campaign fundraiser saying “I don’t suggest China is not a problem. I’m the guy who’s been the toughest on – I’ve spent more time with [Chinese President] Xi Jinping than anybody else, just because the nature of my job," adding "he’s got, he’s got gigantic problems. Doesn’t mean he’s not a threat, doesn’t mean they’re not a threat." (Analyst: Biden's China Comments Inexplicable, Absolutely Incorrect. See also https://wwThe Washington Post and Joe Biden team up to try to rewrite history.)
Leftists, of course, usually gravitate to embrace Communist thugs, which is why the late Edward Moore Kennedy tried to plead with Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov for direct assistance to prevent the reelection of President Ronald Wilson Reagan in 1984 (Ted Kennedy Sought to Convince Soviets to Work Against Ronald Reagan) and, infamously, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave half of Europe to Joseph Stalin at the Yalta meeting in February of 1945.
This is all true, but the real culprits in enabling the Red Chinese to be in a position to steal American secrets, to exploit the greed of American-based multinational corporations by permitting them to manufacture most of the goods Americans purchase and, ultimately, to produce biological weapons in conjunction with the United States in a laboratory funded by a foundation established by two American citizens, Bill and Melinda Gates, are none other than Richard Milhous Nixon, Heinz (Henry) Alfred Kissinger, Jr., and James Earl “The Appeaser” Carter, Jr.
Nixon’s original goal, expressed in an article he wrote that was published in the October 1, 1967, issue of Foreign Affairs, was to try to prod Red China into opening up to the West so as to blunt its influence in the Pacific realm. This is part of what Nixon wrote at the time shortly before he announced his candidacy for the 1968 Republican Party presidential nomination:
Taking the long view, we simply cannot afford to leave China forever outside the family of nations, there to nurture its fantasies, cherish its hates and threaten its neighbors. There is no place on this small planet for a billion of its potentially most able people to live in angry isolation. But we could go disastrously wrong if, in pursuing this long-range goal, we failed in the short range to read the lessons of history.
The world cannot be safe until China changes. Thus our aim, to the extent that we can influence events, should be to induce change. The way to do this is to persuade China that it must change: that it cannot satisfy its imperial ambitions, and that its own national interest requires a turning away from foreign adventuring and a turning inward toward the solution of its own domestic problems.
If the challenge posed by the Soviet Union after World War II was not precisely similar, it was sufficiently so to offer a valid precedent and a valuable lesson. Moscow finally changed when it, too, found that change was necessary. This was essentially a change of the head, not of the heart. Internal evolution played a role, to be sure, but the key factor was that the West was able to create conditions—notably in the shoring up of European defenses, the rapid restoration of European economies and the cementing of the Atlantic Alliance—that forced Moscow to look to the wisdom of reaching some measure of accommodation with the West. We are still far from reaching a full détente, but at least substantial progress has been made.
During the next decade the West faces two prospects which, together, could create a crisis of the first order: (1) that the Soviets may reach nuclear parity with the United States; and (2) that China, within three to five years, will have a significant deliverable nuclear capability—and that this same China will be outside any nonproliferation treaty that might be signed, free, if it chooses, to scatter its weapons among "liberation" forces anywhere in the world.
This heightens the urgency of building buffers that can keep the major nuclear powers apart in the case of "wars of national liberation," supported by Moscow or Peking but fought by proxy. It also requires that we now assign to the strengthening of non-communist Asia a priority comparable to that which we gave to the strengthening of Western Europe after World War II.
Some counsel conceding to China a "sphere of influence" embracing much of the Asian mainland and extending even to the island nations beyond; others urge that we eliminate the threat by preëmptive war. Clearly, neither of these courses would be acceptable to the United States or to its Asian allies. Others argue that we should seek an anti-Chinese alliance with European powers, even including the Soviet Union. Quite apart from the obvious problems involved in Soviet participation, such a course would inevitably carry connotations of Europe vs. Asia, white vs. non-white, which could have catastrophic repercussions throughout the rest of the non-white world in general and Asia in particular. If our long-range aim is to pull China back into the family of nations, we must avoid the impression that the great powers or the European powers are "ganging up;" the response should clearly be one of active defense rather than potential offense, and must be untainted with any suspicion of racism.
For the United States to go it alone in containing China would not only place an unconscionable burden on our own country, but also would heighten the chances of nuclear war while undercutting the independent development of the nations of Asia. The primary restraint on China's Asian ambitions should be exercised by the Asian nations in the path of those ambitions, backed by the ultimate power of the United States. This is sound strategically, sound psychologically and sound in terms of the dynamics of Asian development. Only as the nations of non-communist Asia become so strong—economically, politically and militarily—that they no longer furnish tempting targets for Chinese aggression, will the leaders in Peking be persuaded to turn their energies inward rather than outward. And that will be the time when the dialogue with mainland China can begin.
For the short run, then, this means a policy of firm restraint, of no reward, of a creative counterpressure designed to persuade Peking that its interests can be served only by accepting the basic rules of international civility. For the long run, it means pulling China back into the world community—but as a great and progressing nation, not as the epicenter of world revolution. (Asia afer Vietnam.)
Nixon’s article caught the attention of New York Governor Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller’s chief foreign policy advisor, a Harvard University professor named Henry Alfred Kissinger, Jr., who became a chief aide to Nixon himself after the nefarious “Rocky” lost the 1968 Republican Party presidential nomination to the former vice president. Nixon and Kissinger, each as fervently pro-population control as Rockefeller himself, crafted an approach to Red China that resulted in Nixon’s famous visit there from February 21, 1972, to February 28, 1972, that resulted in the "Shanghai Communique,” was the one who started the process of “normalizing” diplomatic relations, a process completed by the Great Appeaser, James Earl Carter, Jr., on December 15, 1978.
A key provision of the Shanghai Communique is as follows:
Both sides view bilateral trade as another area from which mutual benefit can be derived, and agreed that economic relations based on equality and mutual benefit are in the interest of the people of the two countries. They agree to facilitate the progressive development of trade between their two countries. (Shanghai Communique, February 27, 1972. Shanghai Communique.)
As noted just above, 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. This is the same delusion that led some "conservatives" to look favorably upon Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro's efforts to normalize relations with the murderous Castro regime of Cuba, efforts that were brokered by Jorge the Red Himself, the Great Appeaser of all that is false, ugly and evil in the world today.
What drove the American opening to Red China forty-eight years ago was not a quest for "liberty." It was a quest for dollars, and since that time multinational corporations have partnered with the Chicoms to exploit Chinese workers, most of whom work for amounts from fifty cents to a dollar an hour in substandard working conditions as they manufacture products filled with a veritable panoply of toxins and slipsod materials. As was the case when the thirteen English colonies up and down the Atlantic Ocean seaboard in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, the career politicians, bankers, industrialists and other titans of industry, trade and commerce have engineered a situation that has created a new mercantile system based upon the shipment of this country's grain, meat, produce and other raw materials (e.g. cotton and lumber) to be shipped to Red China in order to be produced in final products that are then imported back to the United States of America as Red Chinese laborers work for low wages in wretched conditions and bankers and titans of commerce and industry make lots and lots of money.
Here is just a bit of evidence documenting the extent to which the United States of America has become a ward of the Chicoms at the expense of the health and safety of ordinary American citizens:
In the United States, most canned mandarin orange products are manufactured in China. That means the mandarin oranges you placed on your salad, from the salad bar, are likely grown and canned in China.
Many of the small apple juice containers packaged for children, that look like small cubes and include tiny straws, and sold throughout the United States, are manufactured in China. You would hope that with the orange groves in Florida and California, that the USA could at least make its own canned oranges. For health and commercial reasons, please insist that your grocery store carry canned orange products made in the USA. Of course, we all prefer oranges grown in Florida.
L-cysteine, an amino acid derived from human hair is harvested in China. Human hair, from all parts of the body, is used to source this protein. This amino acid is used to boost protein levels in bread sold in the United States. Please look at the ingredients. If it lists L-cysteine, you're eating bread laced with an amino acid that comes from human hair--from China. The hair is gathered from the floors of barbershops and hair salons in China, and the morgue. Duck feathers are also used to produce this amino acid.
Go to your local grocery store and check out the list of ingredients.
Do a search of the ingredients of your local fast food restaurant (hot apple pies, buns, cinnamon rolls, etc.)
Years ago, visiting a Chinese food buffet meant that the food was grown or canned in the United States, and then prepared to taste, and served. Now, many of those ingredients such as mushrooms, baby corn, and water chestnuts are actually grown and canned in China, and shipped to the United States. Turn the can and pay attention to where it was manufactured. Although the canned product was distributed from a company in New Jersey or New York, the product likely came from China. Do you know what you're eating? The healthiest sources of Asian products originate from the USA, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and India.
Cuba's cancer rate is increasing dramatically. This is due to the large scale purchasing of inexpensive staple products from China. The Chinese food products shipped to Cuba contain high levels of beryllium, lead, mercury and many industrial substances that may contribute to the onset of cancer. Twenty-five percent of China's farmland is polluted from industrial dumping and runoff. Since the environmental pollution is pervasive in China, and food products are grown in poisonous soil, China is effectively exporting their pollution to other countries. As a result, the human waste excreted also contains these contaminants and end up in the soil and water. Finally, the human body, containing these contaminants, is buried or cremated.
Armed with targeted reporting within an industry, entrepreneurs are presented with the opportunity to advanced their agricultural and business interests. Industrial intelligence is a key source of opportunity and exposure. A competitor's cost cutting measures in sourcing from polluted supply chains translates to opportunity for organic food production.
The rise of Chinese mercantilism, combined with the realities of modern food production, present real opportunities for American farmers and organic food distributors.
Threats to your personal security sometimes pale in comparison to what you bring into your own home. There are times that our own purchases and consumption cause the problems we seek to avoid. What we purchase and eat may be cancer on an installment plan. Encouraging a consumer's awareness of these issues brings opportunity for distributors of high quality and safe products. (Food products made in Red China.)
Here is another article that shows the same basic information with graphs to illustrate the mercantile relationship that exists between Red China and the United States that career politicians and their Calvinist-Judeo-Masonic masters, who have spent billions to create a government that is of, for, and by their own interests by lobbying both elected officials and non-elected bureaucrats and presidential appointees, although this has changed a little bit under the administration of President Donald John Trump.
In truth, however, not even President Trump is discussing a total withdrawal of multinational companies based in the United States of America from Red China even though some Republican members of the United States Congress are doing so. Most politicians, though, are not the least bit concerned about this country's involvement with Red China.
An interactive graph that can be found here shows the extent of Red Chinese acquisitions of American businesses since 1996, and the appendices below contain additional documentation on how American dollars and jobs are being shipped overseas to the Butchers of Beijing (as well as to other countries in the world that are the beneficiaries of supposely "free trade" agreements that have gutted American manufacturing and cost skilled laborers countless thousands upon thousands of jobs).
Additionally, the Red Chinese banks and holding-companies, which are government-owned and directed, own a little over ten percent of the public debt of the United Sates of America, and they are busy gobbling up American businsses, including the Chicago Stock Exchange itself:
The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market.
Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the company, according to a statement Friday. The deal values the Chicago Stock Exchange at less than $100 million, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked to not be identified because the terms weren’t disclosed publicly. The exchange expects the deal to close in the second half of the year, though that will require regulatory approval.
“We’re a good fit. Our strategy is something they like and is consistent with theirs,” Chicago Stock Exchange Chief Executive Officer John Kerin said in a phone interview. “We provide technology and we’re a standalone, full-service exchange that they can grow in a manner that suits their needs.”
The acquisition would be the first of a U.S. exchange by a Chinese company. The 134-year-old bourse only handles about 0.5 percent of U.S. stock trading, but a deal gives a buyer a beachhead in the $22 trillion American equity market. There’s also the potential for growth given that regulations require trades to be routed to whichever exchange has the best price for a stock at a given moment.
Sales of stocks exchanges, which tend to be national symbols, have faced political objections in the past. When Germany’s Deutsche Boerse AG wanted to buy the owner of the New York Stock Exchange in 2011, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, raised obstacles. Singapore’s stock exchange tried to buy Australia’s in 2010, but the Australian government barred that from happening.
That said, the Chicago Stock Exchange is a far less vital part of global finance. The New York Stock Exchange, for instance, handled 31 times more trading volume on Thursday.
Casin Group said it was attracted to the market because of the potential to “bring exciting Chinese growth companies to U.S. investors,” according to a quote in the statement from Shengju Lu, Casin’s founder and chairman.
Founded in the 1990s through a privatization of state-owned assets, Casin Group initially focused on developing real estate projects in Chongqing before expanding into the environmental and financial industries. While the firm owns stakes in banks and insurers, it has never owned an exchange. Calls to the company’s Chongqing headquarters went unanswered on Friday.
“We have reviewed CHX’s plans to improve market share through new growth initiatives and fully support them,” said Casin’s Lu, a torch bearer during the Beijing Olympic games in 2008, according to the statement.
Casin Group’s offer comes amid an unprecedented overseas shopping spree by Chinese companies. Businesses from Asia’s largest economy have announced $70 billion of cross-border acquisitions and investments this year, on track to break last year’s record of $123 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
The Chicago Stock Exchange -- a subsidiary of CHX Holdings Inc. -- is minority-owned by a group including E*Trade Financial Corp., Bank of America Corp., Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., according to the company. The minority shareholders are also selling their stake, Kerin said.
The Chicago Stock Exchange was advised by GCA Savvian Advisors LLC and Sidley Austin LLP on the transaction, according to the statement. Broadhaven Capital Partners and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP worked with Casin. Mark O’Connor, a spokesman for the exchange, declined to comment on the size of the transaction. (Chicago Exchange Being Sold to Chinese.)
Talk about selling the rope to fund the military adventures, cyberwarfare, and the totalitarianism of the Red Chinese oligarchs. Treasonous sales of American businesses to Red Chinese banks and holding companies are, no matter Red China's current economic problems, are making it possible for the Chicoms to "hang us" one day in the not-too-distant future. The bills are going to have to come due some day, and there will be a very high price to pay.
Thus it is that BSL-4 in Wuhan, Red China, is the direct result of the betrayal of the Republic of China on Taiwan forty-eight years ago and the beginning of commercial and even geopolitical ties with Red China that not only did not change the Chicoms’ policies but emboldened them to use every weapon at their disposal against the American dupes who were too greedy and/or short-sighted to recognize the truth that it is never licit to cooperate with a Communist government at any time for any reason.
Pope Pius XI enunciated this very clearly in Divini Redemptoris, March 19, 1937:
See to it, Venerable Brethren, that the Faithful do not allow themselves to be deceived! Communism is intrinsically wrong, and no one who would save Christian civilization may collaborate with it in any undertaking whatsoever. Those who permit themselves to be deceived into lending their aid towards the triumph of Communism in their own country, will be the first to fall victims of their error. And the greater the antiquity and grandeur of the Christian civilization in the regions where Communism successfully penetrates, so much more devastating will be the hatred displayed by the godless. (Pope Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris, March 19, 1937.)
This condemnation of any kind of cooperation with Communism was reinterred by the Holy Office on July 1, 1949, the Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, under the pontificate of our last true pope, Pope Pius XII:
This Sacred Supreme Congregation has been asked:
1. whether it is lawful to join Communist Parties or to favour them;
2. whether it is lawful to publish, disseminate, or read books, periodicals, newspapers or leaflets which support the teaching or action of Communists, or to write in them;
3. whether the faithful who knowingly and freely perform the acts specified in questions 1 and 2 may be admitted to the Sacraments;
4. whether the faithful who profess the materialistic and anti-Christian doctrine of the Communists, and particularly those who defend or propagate this doctrine, contract ipso facto excommunication specially reserved to the Apostolic See as apostates from the Catholic faith.
The Most Eminent and Most Reverend Fathers entrusted with the supervision of matters concerning the safeguarding of Faith and morals, having previously heard the opinion of the Reverend Lords Consultors, decreed in the plenary session held on Tuesday (instead of Wednesday), June 28, 1949, that the answers should be as follows:
To 1. in the negative: because Communism is materialistic and anti-Christian; and the leaders of the Communists, although they sometimes profess in words that they do not oppose religion, do in fact show themselves, both in their teaching and in their actions, to be the enemies of God, of the true religion and of the Church of Christ; to 2. in the negative: they are prohibited ipso iure (cf. Can. 1399 of the Codex Iuris Canonici); to 3. in the negative, in accordance with the ordinary principles concerning the refusal of the Sacraments to those who are not disposed; to 4. in the affirmative.
And the following Thursday, on the 30th day of the same month and year, Our Most Holy Lord Pius XII, Pope by the Divine Providence, in the ordinary audience, granted to the Most Eminent and Most Reverend Assessor of the Sacred Office, approved of the decision of the Most Eminent Fathers which had been reported to Him, and ordered the same to be promulgated officially in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.
Given at Rome, on July 1st, 1949. (As found at Decree Against Communism.)
This has meant nothing to Democrats and Republicans alike, meaning that the empowering and emboldening of the Red Chinese has been a truly bipartisan exercise in a betrayal of the security and best interests of the United States of America as well as an immoral, unconscionable betrayal of the suffering people who live in Red China.
The China Virus/Coronavirus is simply the beginning of a very steep price that the world is going to pay for the short-sighted policies of Western leaders that was foreseen and condemned as follows by Dr. Alekandr I. Solzhenitysn in his famous commencement address at Harvard University on June 8, 1978, “A World Split Apart”:
I have had occasion already to say that in the 20th century Western democracy has not won any major war without help and protection from a powerful continental ally whose philosophy and ideology it did not question. In World War II against Hitler, instead of winning that war with its own forces, which would certainly have been sufficient, Western democracy grew and cultivated another enemy who would prove worse, as Hitler never had so many resources and so many people, nor did he offer any attractive ideas, or have a large number of supporters in the West as the Soviet Union. At present, some Western voices already have spoken of obtaining protection from a third power against aggression in the next world conflict, if there is one. In this case the shield would be China. But I would not wish such an outcome to any country in the world. First of all, it is again a doomed alliance with Evil; also, it would grant the United States a respite, but when at a later date China with its billion people would turn around armed with American weapons, America itself would fall prey to a genocide similar to the in Cambodia in our days.
And yet -- no weapons, no matter how powerful, can help the West until it overcomes its loss of willpower. In a state of psychological weakness, weapons become a burden for the capitulating side. To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die; there is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time, and betrayal. Thus at the shameful Belgrade conference free Western diplomats in their weakness surrendered the line where enslaved members of Helsinki Watchgroups are sacrificing their lives.
Western thinking has become conservative: the world situation should stay as it is at any cost; there should be no changes. This debilitating dream of a status quo is the symptom of a society which has come to the end of its development. But one must be blind in order not to see that oceans no longer belong to the West, while land under its domination keeps shrinking. The two so-called world wars (they were by far not on a world scale, not yet) have meant internal self-destruction of the small, progressive West which has thus prepared its own end. The next war (which does not have to be an atomic one and I do not believe it will) may well bury Western civilization forever.
Facing such a danger, with such splendid historical values in your past, at such a high level of realization of freedom and of devotion to freedom, how is it possible to lose to such an extent the will to defend oneself?
How has this unfavorable relation of forces come about? How did the West decline from its triumphal march to its present sickness? Have there been fatal turns and losses of direction in its development? It does not seem so. The West kept advancing socially in accordance with its proclaimed intentions, with the help of brilliant technological progress. And all of a sudden it found itself in its present state of weakness.
This means that the mistake must be at the root, at the very basis of human thinking in the past centuries. I refer to the prevailing Western view of the world which was first born during the Renaissance and found its political expression from the period of the Enlightenment. It became the basis for government and social science and could be defined as rationalistic humanism or humanistic autonomy: the proclaimed and enforced autonomy of man from any higher force above him. It could also be called anthropocentricity, with man seen as the center of everything that exists. (Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitysn, "A World Split Apart, June 6, 1978.)
This was very prescient, and while Solzhneitsyn, a Russian Orthodox nationalist who was opposed to the Catholic Church and who supported contraception as a means of “population control,” did not understand the glory of the Middle Ages, which he said had come to an end by repressing man’s material interests in favor of the supernatural, he was very correct in stating that the Renaissance paved the way for the false era of the Enlightenment and thus the triumph of human autonomy above all else. The triumph of “Man,” however, was accomplished principally as a result of the Protestant Revolution, which served as the bridge between the Renaissance and the so-called “Enlightenment,” and it is which this revolution that the conciliar revolutionaries themselves have made their “reconciliation” as they created a false religion that is centered on man, the deification of a created thing, the earth, and the belief that any “religion” or ideology, including Communism, that is devoted to “man” is good.” It is this false belief that was the foundation of Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria’s Ostpolitik that sold out the Primate of Hungary, the late Josef Cardinal Mindszenty and that Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been using anew to sell out the long suffering Catholics of the underground in Red China to do the bidding of the totalitarian Chicom baby-killers (see, for example, Doubly Betrayed by Jorge and His False Church) and has given the Chicoms a green light to round up faithful Catholics and to destroy their shrines and churches (see an article from January of this year on a website called “Bitter Winter, Persecution of Underground Catholic Goes On.)
All must fall apart when men do not believe in the Catholic Faith. Men must rush into the abyss as they believe in anything or everything rather than submit to the infallible and immutable authority of the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
We have only just begun to realize what the Red Chinese have in store for us, keeping in mind that the virus that accidentally leaked out of BSL-4 late last year was not ready to be deployed as its deadly potential had not been developed to its fullest extent. There will be no such “accidents” next time around when another biological warfare agent is deployed after being developed in Red China, and while Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has been merciful to us at present, there is no guarantee that this will be the case in the future if men continue to persist in their sins and refuse to repent in the midst of clear warnings to do so.
Statist Hypocrites Concerned About Protecting Lives While Supporting Baby-Killing Seize the Moment
Ever true to their fascistic selves, statist thugs such as Governors Andrew Mark Cuomo (D-New York) and Gavin Newson (D-People’s Republic of California) are capitalizing on the panic and hysteria created by the China Virus to portray themselves as “defenders” of the health, well-being and very lives of their respective states’ residents. Cuomo, also known on this site as Figlio di Sfachim, is making quite a national name for himself with his daily press conferences, replete as they are, according to press reports, with personal reminiscences, rambling stories and convoluted logic. Figlio di Sfachim has projected an image of being in “command” of the situation in the Empire State as he has used the soapbox provided him by the current crisis to do pitched battle at times with President Donald John Trump, who did not cause the China Virus and who took action in late-January of this year, when the virus’s existence became known outside of Red China, to ban the entry of Chinese visitors to the United States of America, and to make it appear as though he is an ardent protector of the lives of all New Yorkers.
Figlio di Sfachim justified the statewide lockdown of my own native state as follows when it was imposed by means of an executive order on Friday, March 20, 2020, that became effective at Midnight on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Saving Time.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday ordered the Empire State to shut down and asked local businesses and manufactures to step up as officials mounted a desperate struggle to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want to be able to say to the people of New York — I did everything we could do,” Cuomo told reporters at the state Capitol. “And if everything we do saves just one life, I’ll be happy.” (Figlio di Sfachim Oders Lockdown and Shuts Down Non-Essential Businesses.)
Touching, isn’t it?
Are you kidding?
This pro-abortion, pro-sodomite statist thug said the following about how he valued New York residents who opposed the chemical and surgical execution of innocent preborn children as well as the perverse agenda of evil championed by the homosexualist collective:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the current “schism” in the state Republican party is a smaller version of the split causing so much damage in Washington, D.C., and that “conservative Republicans … have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
In conversation with Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom” Friday morning, Cuomo said:
You have a schism within the Republican Party. … They’re searching to define their soul, that’s what’s going on. Is the Republican party in this state a moderate party or is it an extreme conservative party? That’s what they’re trying to figure out. It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington. The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.
… You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.
If they’re moderate Republicans like in the Senate right now, who control the Senate — moderate Republicans have a place in their state. George Pataki was governor of this state as a moderate Republican; but not what you’re hearing from them on the far right.”
The governor’s suggestion that, for example, those who hold anti-abortion views have no place in the state prompted Dennis Poust, spokesman for the state Catholic Conference, to observe on Twitter, “My governor thinks there’s no place in NY for people like me. Can I get a state grant to relocate?” (And where to — New Hampshire, maybe?) (Capitol Confidential: Cuomo: ‘Extreme conservatives … have no place in the state of New York’).
Although Figlio di Sfachim tried to walk back his comments in an open letter to the New York Post on Sunday, January 19, 2014, the Second Sunday after the Epiphany and the Commemoration of Saints Marius and his Companions and the Commemoration of Saint Canute, King of Denmark, the quotation above came from the Albany Times-Union newspaper website, not from the New York Post, and represented a direct quotation of his remarks. Although Andrew Mark Cuomo was discussing the plight of the Republican Party in the State of New York and in Washington, District of Columbia, the remarks he made on Friday, January 17, 2014, the Feast of Saint Antony of the Desert, clearly stated his desire for all pro-life New Yorkers to leave the state. Try as he might, however, there was no way for Figlio di Sfachim to walk those comments back.
Yes, we have returned to the days of the caesars and their minions who wanted our spiritual ancestors to bow down and scrape before them as demigods whose every word must be obeyed without question. Figlio di Sfachim speaks, and that is supposed to be that. How tragic it is that the conciliar “bishops” of the eight dioceses within the State of New York feel obliged to “obey” what they call a “just law” to close their churches, admitting, of course, that their doing is being used by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to stop the abominable Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical travesty from being staged, a subject to be discussed in greater detail shortly. For the moment, however, it is just fascinating to see the capitulation of supposed Catholic “bishops” to a lord of Modernity whose support for baby-killing is open, unapologetic and confrontational and who lived quite openly in sin with his now former paramour, Sandra Lee, for many years without a word of rebuke from the “happy” non-archbishop, Timothy Michael Dolan,
Figlio di Sfachim was also in the vanguard of urging the New York State Legislature to pass legislation to permit the execution of babies who survive the best efforts of a baby-killer to execute them in their mothers’ wombs or birth canals. He was downright jubilant after the legislature passed the bill on January 9, 2019, as the legislators applauded themselves and shouted with joy for their supposed “courage” to defend the nonexistent “right” of women to kill their babies, a cause he had been championing for over six years previously.
Indeed, it was during the beginning of Figlio di Sfachim’s third year in office, 2013, that he proposed a monstrous law to cement the surgical execution of the innocent preborn under the laws of the State of New York, especially in the unlikely event that the Supreme Court of the United States of America reverses Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is flexing his political muscle to give abortion advocates their biggest state victory in 40 years since Roe v. Wade: a sweeping expansion of abortion law that, if enforced, would put Catholic hospitals and many state-funded ministries out of business.
Cuomo’s approval ratings have topped 70% for six straight months, and, with just two years in office, he has already pushed through controversial same-sex “marriage” legislation and the most restrictive gun-control law in the nation.
Cuomo, who is Catholic, now is setting his sights on succeeding where governors for the past six years have failed: passing the proposed Reproductive Health Care Act.
But Cuomo has included the act as part of his 10-point “women’s equality” agenda, which includes a raise in the minimum wage, tougher anti-housing discrimination laws and measures against domestic violence and sex-trafficking.
Catholic bishops in New York’s Catholic Conference and pro-life groups are raising the alarm that Cuomo’s proposals are both “radical” and “dangerous” to unborn children, women and religious freedom.
“Gov. Cuomo’s bill elevates abortion to a fundamental right and says New York state can’t discriminate on abortion in benefits or services or anything else it provides,” said Kathleen Gallagher, the conference’s director of pro-life activities.
Cuomo’s legislation, she said, would make illegal abortion restrictions, such as parental-notification laws, informed-consent laws, restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion bans of any kind.
The law will allow licensed medical professionals other than a physician to perform first-trimester abortions.
The Democratic governor announced in his Jan. 9 State of the State address that he would expand legal abortion as part of a comprehensive women’s-equality bill, declaring three times, “It’s her body, her choice” to thunderous applause.
“Gov. Cuomo vociferously declared that women’s equality, safety and reproductive rights will be a priority for New York state in 2013,” Andrea Miller, president of NARAL Pro-Choice New York, confirmed in a press release. Miller said the last election results showed New Yorkers recognized that without a right to abortion a woman “cannot participate fully in society.”
Late-Abortion Green Light
Cuomo’s bill removes criminal penalties for third-trimester abortions after 24 weeks by adding a broad health exception. Current state law allows such late-term abortions if there is a danger to the mother’s life.
Chris Slattery, director of the Expectant Mother Care (EMC) pregnancy centers in New York City, said the new law will make New York City the late-term abortion capital of the world.
“It’s going to open up the third-trimester market,” Slattery said. “It’s going to be huge, and people all over the world, not just out of state, are going to be coming to New York to have and perform these abortions.”
Late-term abortions generally cost more than $2,000.
“It’s the fight of the pro-life movement’s life in New York,” Slattery said. “This is worse than Roe v. Wade itself, and everyone needs to focus on defeating this bill.”
The Guttmacher Institute’s New York state abortion data showed that 33% of New York pregnancies end in abortion — nearly twice the national rate of 19%. Only 53% of New York pregnancies resulted in live births, with the remaining 14% ending with miscarriage.
New York City itself has an average abortion rate of 41%, with some areas as high as 67%, according to New York Health Department data gathered by the Chiaroscuro Foundation.
A 2011 poll, conducted for the Chiaroscuro Foundation by McLaughlin and Associates, found 64% of New Yorkers — including 57% of women identifying as “pro-choice” — believe New York City’s abortion rate is too high; 74% believe the overall 60% abortion rate among minorities is too high.
The poll also found 69% of New Yorkers support informed-consent laws, 59% support mandating parental consent for minors seeking abortion, and 51% support having a 24-hour waiting period for abortion.
State Senate Battle
Cuomo’s legislation is expected to pass the Democratic-controlled Assembly, but pro-life advocates are focusing on the Senate, which Republicans control in a coalition with six independent Democrats.
Pro-life state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., D-Bronx, predicts the abortion battle will happen in the next few weeks and not toward the end of the legislative session in June. He said pro-life prospects look grim if the Reproductive Health Care Act comes up for a vote.
“I’m the only solid pro-life vote among the Democrats,” he said. “But if the Republicans allow this to come to the floor, then it is a done deal.”
Diaz expressed doubts that Majority Leader Dean Skelos, R-Rockville Centre, would keep the 30-member GOP caucus in line and predicted that one or two Republicans would join 32 Democrat senators to vote for the bill — a replay of voting patterns that resulted in the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in 2011.
Under a power-sharing agreement, Skelos and state Sen. Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, alternate leadership of the Senate every week.
“The week in which Sen. Jeff Klein becomes leader of the chamber — that week he will bring the bill to the floor,” Diaz said.
Diaz said he had no hope the bill could be stopped in the Senate without personal lobbying from Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
In a Jan. 9 letter to Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan forcefully denounced the governor’s push for increased access to abortion.
“Dolan has a very powerful voice in the state,” said Diaz. “I’m hoping he comes to Albany now and lobbies — and lobbies hard. I think he’s the only hope we have to convince people to not bring this bill to the floor.”
Gallagher warned that the state bill has no conscience protections for religious institutions and that the New York Catholic Conference’s legal analysts fear the state could use the law to shut down any Catholic institution (including Catholic hospitals, Catholic charities and schools) that gets state licensing or funding.
“State regulators, such as the state health department or state insurance department, could say, ‘We cannot give you that license to operate’ or ‘We cannot give you that funding’ because our pro-life mission means we’re discriminating against a woman’s fundamental right to an abortion,” Gallagher said.
Bishop William Murphy confirmed that the Diocese of Rockville Centre is home to six hospitals on Long Island that could be crippled if the state simply withheld Medicaid dollars. The clash would be inevitable, because Catholic hospitals will neither perform nor refer people for abortions under any circumstances.
“It is another blow against a pro-life position, making that position officially ‘unacceptable’ or ‘bigoted’ or ‘intolerant,’” Bishop Murphy said, adding that the situation was “a very strange fruit in our society, where the majority of Americans, however they define it, call themselves pro-life.”
If the bill expanding access to abortion is passed, pro-life medical professionals could also find their practices at risk.
“All the legal mechanisms are in place so that doctors are forced to abandon their practices,” said Dr. Katherine Lammers, a Catholic obstetrician-gynecologist in Rochester, who has delivered 4,000 babies in her 25-year career. Lammers’ practice does not perform or refer for abortions.
She noted that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published an ethical memo in 2008 that directed doctors to provide abortion referrals if they are unable to perform the procedure.
“So it could happen this way: ACOG could say that this doctor is violating Ethical Bulletin 899. They could take your board certification away for ethical violations. The state board could then say, ‘This doctor is not medically licensed.’ So, theoretically, a doctor could be forced out of her business,” Lammers said. (Andrew Cuomo's Brave New Roe.)
This was the direct and only result possible of the conciliar penchant to use "dialogue" to "persuade" miscreants to change when they have needed the rod of correction and chastisement for their own good and for the edification and right instruction of the faithful, and all of Timothy Michael Dolan’s huffing and puffing and lovey-dovey “dialogue” did nothing to deter Figlio di Sfachim from proceeding apace with his plans to protect third-trimester abortions in the State of New York despite a six year delay. All Andrew Mark Cuomo needed was for his organized crime family of killing, perversion and statism to gain control of the New York State Senate, which happened on November 6, 2018, when he, Cuomo, won re-election to a third term by a margin of 59.6% to Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro’s 36.21%, and this despite the fact that Molinaro “took the soup” and announced his support for “strengthening” the state’s existing baby-killing laws (Breaking from Allies, Marc Molinaro backs partial strengthening of New York State's protection of Roe v. Wade).
Figilo Sfachin got his late-term baby-killing law nearly fifteen months ago:
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The Reproductive Health Act passed in the New York State Senate and Assembly on Tuesday.
When it passed, the gallery erupted into cheers for about 20 seconds. After it died down, some protesters screamed out as well.
The bill protects abortion rights in the state's health law as opposed to penal codes. It allows for late-term abortions after 24 weeks if the mother's life is at risk or if the fetus is nonviable.
This has been a goal of the legislature now that the Senate is no longer Republican controlled. Similar bills had failed in the past.
The previous law was passed in 1970, three years before Roe v Wade. NEWS10 ABC has been told this is an update to the outdated law.
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law Tuesday evening and reaction continues to pour in.
“If we as a New York State don't value life in the womb does your life matter, does my life matter?”
Liz Joy with the Republican Women of Schenectady County says the law will mean more late term abortions.
Emma Corbett with Planned Parenthood says 89-percent of abortions happen before the 12 week mark. The new law maintains abortions are legal up to 24 weeks and after in rare and circumstantial cases.
“Often, when we look at late term abortions, it’s often a very wanted pregnancy, some other health crisis or extenuating health circumstances come up where that care needs to be administered. To kind of look at these isolate incidences as thoughh they’re going to become the norm is really inaccurate and not something that we’re seeing at our health centers,” she said
The New York State Catholic Conference saying, “Let us all pray for the conversion of heart for those who celebrate this tragic moment in the history of our state. And we pray in a special way for the lives that will be lost, and for the women of our state who are made less safe under this law.” (NY Lawmakers Cheer Upon Passing Monstrous Baby-Killing Law.)
Members of the New York State Senate stood up and cheered upon passing a bill crafted by agents of the devil and his demons who dwell in the lowest reaches of hell. They cheered. They applauded.
That’s right. Elected officials, including not a few Catholics who are in “good standing” within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, cheered for a bill that permits the vivisection of living human beings in the birth canal up to the moment of birth.
Although each abortion is infanticide, a point lost on many Americans who can themselves “pro-life” as the killing of a preborn child at any stage of his development is the same crime morally as his killing on the day of birth or at any time thereafter, it is nonetheless quite a telling commentary that Catholics in public life have become so shameless as to cheer evil in the name under the slogan of “reproductive rights” that is used to mask the reality that each surgical abortion kills a living human being. After all, why is it necessary to kill an innocent child in the womb if he, a distinct human being with his own rational, immortal soul and a unique DNA, is not alive?
It is not necessary to kill a person who is not alive. The only way to do this is to dehumanize the innocent child and to glorify his execution as an exercise of “women’s rights” and “reproductive health care.” There is no such thing as “potential” life, and the fact of one’s humanity comes from his creation in his mother’s womb, not from the recognition or lack thereof afforded him by the civil law.
It is thus galling to see Andrew Mark Cuomo talk about his desire to “save” even one life from the China Virus as he has the blood of the innocent preborn dripping on his corrupt hands.
What is even worse is that Andrew Mark Cuomo, son of Mario Pilate/Pontius Cuomo, is being discussed seriously by the powers-that-be within the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist “left” as candidate who could be “drafted” at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, between Monday, July 13, 2020, the Feast of Pope Saint Pius I and the one hundred third anniversary of Our Lady’s showing hell itself Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos during her third apparition in the Cova da Iria near Fatima, Portugal, and Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, as a replacement for the stumbling, bumbling, mumbling, confused and confusing Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., who appears to be what the fictional Ralph Kramden said to his equally fiction friend Ed Norton repeatedly, “Norton, you are a mental case.” Here is a report about the Draft Figlio di Sfachim movement:
Democrats are publicly talking about “contingency options” for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat. But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder.
Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose profile has soared during the crisis, as a Biden stand-in. Yesterday, a Draft Cuomo 2020 account on Twitter announced that “Times have changed & we need Gov. Cuomo to be the nominee. Our next POTUS must be one w/an ability to lead thru this crisis.”
harles Pierce, the politics blogger for Esquire magazine, wrote a piece headlined “With Two Words, Andrew Cuomo Established Himself as the Leader This Country Needs Now.” He enthused that Cuomo’s news conference last Friday “essentially (shutting) down the economy of his state . . . was a master class in leveling with the public.”
Fueled by favorable national publicity that governors rarely get, Cuomo has quickly become the standard-bearer for liberals who don’t want to quickly open up parts the economy at the same time we combat the coronavirus. This Tuesday, the governor tweeted: “We are not willing to sacrifice 1-2% of New Yorkers. That’s not who we are. We will fight to save every life we can. I am not giving up.” Last weekend, Cuomo told reporters he might go into Manhattan himself to yell “You are wrong” at people defying his lockdown.
Democrats are increasingly worried that Joe Biden will have trouble being relevant and compelling in the long four months between now and when he is nominated in July. Lloyd Constantine, who was a senior policy adviser to New York governor Eliot Spitzer from 2007 to 2008, puts it bluntly: “Biden is a melting ice cube. Those of us who have closely watched as time ravaged the once sharp or even brilliant minds of loved ones and colleagues, recognize what is happening to the good soldier Joe.”
Indeed, Biden seemed to disappear when the virus began dominating the news cycle early in March. Biden’s media presence “abruptly shriveled,” writes Kalev Leetaru, a senior fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. In contrast, daily mentions of Cuomo as of last Sunday “accounted for 1.4 percent of online news coverage compared with 2.9 percent for Trump.”
In an attempt to remain relevant, Biden’s campaign team hastily built a TV studio in the basement of his Wilmington, Del., home and began streaming daily appearances by him from it this week. They have not gone well.
In his first outing on Monday, Biden looked as he were lost somewhere on the set of Wayne’s World, the 1990s comedy movie that pretended it was a public-access cable show broadcast from a basement.
Biden stumbled, slurred his words, misnamed one of the nation’s governors, lost his train of thought, and had to desperately signal to staff for help while he was on camera.
A Tuesday appearance went no better, even though it was with a friendly liberal group of interviewers from ABC’s The View. “We have to take care of the cure. That will make the problem worse no matter what — no matter what,” Biden asserted to universal head scratching. He attempted to pick up on Cuomo’s assertion that lives must be the absolute priority in the crisis — but with limited success: “I don‘t agree with the notion that somehow it’s okay to let the — let people die and I’m not sure that would happen.”
Liberal pundits aren’t even trying to defend Biden’s recent media performances. Alex Wagner, a former MSNBC anchor and current co-host of Showtime’s political-magazine show The Circus, wrote a piece this week for The Atlantic magazine called: “Stay Alive, Joe Biden: Democrats need little from the front-runner beyond his corporeal presence.” She discussed Biden’s current status as if he barely existed: “Biden was never really convincing anyone on the stump — his political power at this point is an idea, held collectively, about how to defeat Trump.”
Of course, the mathematics of how Governor Cuomo could be drafted to become the Democratic nominee are daunting. He has zero delegates and no campaign and can’t be seen as being distracted by politics during a crisis. But Emily Zanotti of The Daily Wire says that if states continue to postpone or cancel upcoming primaries, a window of opportunity could be there: “Cuomo may be able to fill a hole for needy Democrats who are concerned that neither of the two frontrunners, [Bernie] Sanders and Biden, are within striking distance of winning a majority of delegates and the Democratic nomination outright.”
And strange things happen in politics. In 1940, businessman Wendell Willkie didn’t enter a single primary, his supporters pinning their hopes on a receptive audience of delegates at the Republican convention. Skeptic Alice Roosevelt Longworth sneered that his support came “from the grass roots of 10,000 country clubs.”
Then the Nazi blitzkrieg struck. Adolf Hitler overran the Low Countries and France in May and June of 1940. The French signed an armistice on June 22, the day Willkie arrived in Philadelphia for the Republican convention. The international crisis and how the party should respond to it dominated delegate deliberations. After a series of carefully orchestrated “spontaneous” demonstrations of delegate support, Willkie was nominated on the sixth ballot. His campaign stumbled in the fall and he lost 55 percent to 45 percent to incumbent Franklin Roosevelt. But he achieved something no one had thought possible by even getting nominated.
Of course, much has changed since 1940, and conventions are no longer such free-wheeling affairs as they were then. But Democrats know that politics has again become fluid and surprising in recent years — witness the strength of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in their respective parties.
Joe Biden began his presidential campaign as the front-runner last year. Then he was almost eclipsed by crushing losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, only to be rescued by a landslide victory in South Carolina. He of all people knows that if we look at how the nomination battle has gone so far, nothing is really over until it’s over. (A Draft Andrwe Cuomo Movement Could be in the Democrats' Future)
To call to mind a phrase used by a former friend of mine in the conciliar structures, “That would be a fine how do you do.”
Talk about a chastisement!
President Andrew Mark “Uber Baby-Killing Demagogue” Cuomo?
Yes, this whole Chinese Virus crisis is replete with diabolical twists, although there are some benefits, chiefly concerning the shutting down of the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical travesty, that will be discussed near the end of this commentary.
Another supporter of baby-killing, Gavin Christopher Newsom, another pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholic who remains in perfectly good standing with the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which has been headed for the past seven years, twelve days by a man who has never met a pro-abortion politician he did not want to hug, Jorge Mario Bergolio, aka The Argentine Apostate, is portraying himself as a defender of public health and safety when he imposed an indefinite statewide lockdown to fight the China Virus, which appears to have developed a life of its own that has nothing to do with social distancing.
Newsom’s executive order reads as follows:
WHEREAS on March 4, 2020, I proclaimed a State of Emergency to exist in California as a result of the threat of COVID-19;
and WHEREAS in a short period of time, COVID-19 has rapidly spread throughout California, necessitating updated and more stringent guidance from federal, state, and local public health officials;
and WHEREAS for the preservation of public health and safety throughout the entire State of California, I find it necessary for all Californians to heed the State public health directives from the Department of Public Health.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GAVIN NEWSOM, Governor of the State of California, in accordance with the authority vested in me by the State Constitution and statutes of the State of California, and in particular, Government Code sections 8567, 8627, and 8665 do hereby issue the following Order to become effective immediately:
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1) To preserve the public health and safety, and to ensure the healthcare delivery system is capable of serving all, and prioritizing those at the highest risk and vulnerability, all residents are directed to immediately heed the current State public health directives, which I ordered the Department of Public Health to develop for the current statewide status of COVID-19. Those directives are consistent with the March 19, 2020, Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response, found at: https://covid 19.ca.gov/. Those directives follow:
ORDER OF THE STATE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER March 19, 2020
To protect public health, I as State Public Health Officer and Director of the California Department of Public Health order all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors, as outlined at https://www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. In addition, and in consultation with the Director of the Governor's Office of Emergency Services, I may designate additional sectors as critical in order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians.
Pursuant to the authority under the Health and Safety Code 120125, 120140, 131080, 120130(c), 120135, 120145, 120175 and 120150, this order is to go into effect immediately and shall stay in effect until further notice. (California COVID-19 Health Order.)
“Until further notice.”
In other words, Californians must take shelter in their own homes while some counties in the Golden State are releasing prisoners deemed to be “low-risk” are released because of “social distancing” rules and are expected to return to their cells because they have promised to do so (see California releases "low risk" prisoners because of "social distancing" rules .)
As is the case with Figlio di Sfachim, Governor Gavin Christopher Newsom’s concern for “public health” is truly touching, especially when one considers a statement he made on May, 2019, just four months after taking succeeding the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr., as Governor of the State of California:
With a wave of conservative states enacting tough new limits on abortions, Gov. Gavin Newsom invited women from across the nation to come to California to “fully exercise their reproductive rights.”
On Friday, Newsom signed a proclamation “welcoming women to California” for the procedure and reaffirming the right of women to terminate a pregnancy, a protection enshrined in the state’s Constitution.
The governor also joined with fellow Democratic Govs. Kate Brown of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington to urge states to pass laws protecting abortion rights.
“In the absence of federal leadership on this issue, states must step up and put in place their own protections — both in statute and in their state constitutions, and through the expansion of family planning and education — to defend every American’s right to reproductive freedom,” the governors said in a joint statement released Friday morning. (West Coast Governors vow to fight abortion restrictions.)
Andrew Mark Cuomo appears to be having second thoughts about the universal quarantine order, but the damage it has done is very extensive. People have voluntarily surrendered their freedom to the ad hoc judgments of the so-called “medical experts,” including a medical researcher at the Imperial College in the United Kingdom who is now “walking back” the findings of his own study calling for such quarantines after he himself contracted the China Virus:
British scientist Neil Ferguson ignited the world’s drastic response to the novel Wuhan coronavirus when he published the bombshell report predicting 2.2 million Americans and more than half a million Brits would be killed. After both the U.S. and U.K. governments effectively shut down their citizens and economies, Ferguson is walking back his doomsday scenarios.
Ferguson’s report from Imperial College, which White House and other officials took seriously, said that if the U.S. and U.K. did not shut down for 18 months, and isolation measures were not taken, “we would expect a peak in mortality (daily deaths) to occur after approximately 3 months.” His “models” showed overflowing hospitals and ICU beds.
“For an uncontrolled epidemic, we predict critical care bed capacity would be exceeded as early as the second week in April, with an eventual peak in ICU or critical care bed demand that is over 30 times greater than the maximum supply in both countries,” the report reads.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, reportedly said the administration was particularly focused on the Imperial College report’s conclusion that entire households should stay in isolation for 14 days if any member suffered from COVID-19 symptoms.
But after tens of thousands of restaurants, bars, and businesses closed, Ferguson is now retracting his modeling, saying he feels “reasonably confident” our health care system can cope when the predicted peak of the epidemic arrives in a few weeks. Testifying before the U.K.’s parliamentary select committee on science and technology on Wednesday, Ferguson said he now predicts U.K. deaths from the disease will not exceed 20,000, and could be much lower.
Ferguson, who has since tested positive for the Wuhan virus himself, has not issued any official retraction or apologies for his incorrect predictions. The New Scientist reports Ferguson did acknowledge it was impractical to keep the country in an isolated lockdown for 12 to 18 months, especially because of the impact on the economy. “We’ll be paying for this year for decades to come,” he said.
The Imperial College report was also the basis for the modeling used by the website COVID Act Now, which local and state officials in the U.S. then used to issue “shelter-in-place” mandates. COVID Act Now, which was founded by a handful of Democratic activists in Silicon Valley, is an online mapping tool that generates models predicting coronavirus hospitalizations, which have also already proved to be wildly inaccurate. (British Scientist who predicted doomsday pandemic model of Armageddon just walked back the apocalyptic predictions.)
Andrew Mark Cuomo, for example, panicked in the face of the panic that broke out in the State of New York, although most of the infections in my native state have occurred in and around the five boroughs of the City of New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties. A secular writer analyzed Cuomo’s panic attack as follows:
But neither Cuomo nor New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio deserve attaboys. A toxic combination of Big Apple hubris, devotion to open borders regardless of the imminent threat, and Trump-hating obstinacy fueled a stubborn strategy that left their citizens vulnerable for months.
Further, New York’s political leaders have acknowledged that the world’s financial capital—a city home to nearly 9 million people, the most densely populated city in the country—has no comprehensive plan to deal with a pandemic or any viral public health threat. Cuomo and DeBlasio have cobbled together a last-minute, slapdash strategy as COVID-19 spread across the globe and closed in on New York City.
By January 31, the day President Trump suspended flights from China, “outbreaks were already growing in over 30 cities across 26 countries, most seeded by travelers from Wuhan,” according to one model by the New York Times.
But even by late February, Cuomo boasted about his state’s accessibility to foreign travelers—his state, the governor said on February 26, is the “front door” for visitors from around the world—while only instituting voluntary quarantines for suspected coronavirus carriers.
“Our operating paradigm has always been, prepare for the worst but hope for the best,” Cuomo said.
That paradigm, apparently, did not include prohibiting hundreds of thousands of potentially infected travelers from entering his state since January. Tourists and business travelers continued to pour into the Big Apple during the first several days of March without any comprehensive screening or restrictions.
Cuomo this week again bragged about his state’s open arms, which resulted in New York’s current crisis. The reason New York now has so many more cases of coronavirus, even more than California, is “because we welcome people from across the globe,” he said on March 25. “We have people coming here, we have people who came here from China, who came here from Italy, who came here from all across the globe.”
No one, of course, should be surprised that a leading Democratic politician prioritized open borders diversity politics over public health.
Cuomo hasn’t been alone in downplaying the early threat of COVID-19. Bill DeBlasio, who had suspended his presidential campaign a few months earlier, seemed to mock the menace, directing New Yorkers to proceed as normal. “Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions,” he tweeted on March 2. He then offered a movie recommendation. His health commissioner encouraged residents to attend the city’s annual Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown. “I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus,” Oxiris Barbot tweeted February 9.
Social media is flooded with dire stories about the situation in New York City hospitals. (Oddly, this is supposed to reflect poorly on the president and not on the city whose leaders and residents remind you on an hourly basis that they are best at everything.) A wrenching article in the Times described the conditions at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens: More than two-thirds of the residents who live in the surrounding neighborhood were born outside of the United States. The reporters told of long waits in the emergency room and beds filling up. Thirteen people died at Elmhurst in one day, although the article does not confirm all of the victims succumbed to COVID-19.
But medical personnel told the Times that an influx of people complaining of flu-like systems began in the first week of March. So, why didn’t the mayor or the governor act then to ensure city hospitals, particularly those situated in low-income areas where residents have limited access to high-quality care, were better prepared?
This problem isn’t a new one prompted by a surge in coronavirus victims, however. A public policy researcher in 2015 detailed long waits in New York City emergency rooms. The head of the emergency department for the Mount Sinai hospital system quit in 2018 after less than a year on the job.
“I had to follow my moral compass and leave and decide this is not an organization that cares for patients,” Dr. Eric Barton told the New York Post.
Last year, city nurses threatened to strike due to overcrowding at three major hospital systems. “Nurse Anthony Ciampa said he had to choose recently between feeding an elderly patient at New York Presbyterian and treating several acutely ill patients because there weren’t enough other nurses on duty,” according to a March 2019 report in the Daily News.
And the outcry about ventilators? State officials were informed several years ago that the stockpile of ventilators was woefully inadequate to handle a severe pandemic. But instead of preparing for a looming crisis and buying 16,000 ventilators, the state’s health commissioner formed a task force to develop a system to ration the life-saving equipment. The task force “came up with rules that will be imposed when ventilators run short,” the New York Post reported last week. “Patients assigned a red code will have highest access, and other patients will be assigned green, yellow or blue (the worst), depending on a ‘triage officer’s’ decision.”
Now that Cuomo’s rationing plan is backfiring and his lack of preparation is exposed, he’s blaming Washington for his state’s self-induced emergency.
Cuomo is demanding that the federal government find the 15,000 extra ventilators his state will need in the next two weeks. During a press briefing this week, Cuomo admitted his state normally has 4,000 ventilators; they recently purchased another 7,000. (The federal government has sent 4,000.) But why did Cuomo wait so long to obtain these machines and why is it somehow Trump’s responsibility, and not Cuomo’s, to find them?
Such questions, like so many related to the coronavirus scare, are not allowed. The media is in full gaga mode over Andrew Cuomo’s daily monologues and cutesy interviews with his brother on CNN. But the facts prove that Cuomo put his state, and yes, the country as a whole, in danger with his last-minute disaster planning and fealty to open borders. That should spark outrage, not admiration. (Cuomo deserves no plaudits for his handling of crisis.)
The statists and their so-called “medical experts” are making it up as they go along. They don’t have a clue as to what they are doing. They told us that surgical face masks work, then said that they didn’t, and now they are back to telling us that, golly gee willickers, Sergeant Carter, they actually do work? (See Would Everyone Wearing Face Masks Help Us to Slow the Pandemic?)
Where did these so-called experts go to school, the Gunther Toody Memorial School of Philosophy and Science?
These so-called medical experts who are actually experts in ad hoc propaganda betrayal the cause of the actual common good of the citizens they claim to “protect” are especially clueless about the fact that no nation can be made safe from God’s just chastisements for the sins they promote with such reckless abandon.
While quarantines have been used for centuries as a means of containing highly contagious infectious diseases, the particular sort of widespread quarantines being mandated all across the world are the product of social engineers who are using the unwashed masses as collective guinea pigs to determine that which they do not know for certain: whether the consequences of a biological weapon, no matter how accidental its release or how attenuated its potency might have been at the time of such an accident, can be contained.
Obviously the China Virus has created a pandemic of hysteria that has reached the point of irrationality, neither Andrew Mark Cuomo nor Gavin Christopher Newsom realize that part of the reason that their states have been particularly hard hit by the China Virus is that their own policies—and those of their predecessors’—have permitted these two populous states to become
baby-killing capitals of the Western world.
The mania and hysteria of avoiding a disease that can kill the body but not the soul has reached such a fever pitch that the Governor of the State of Rhode Island, Gina Marie Raimondo, another pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholic who remains in perfectly good standing within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, ordered the Rhode Island State Police and the Rhode Island National Guard to conduct a door-to-door search to ferret out any New Yorkers who may have fled the Empire State to take refuge in Rhode Island before she backed down and rescinded her order. This authoritarian practice went so far before it was rescinded to have Rhode Island’s National Guard troops board an eastbound Amtrak train in Westerly, Rhode Island, which is the first stop in the Ocean State east of the Connecticut-Rhode Island border, to search for New Yorkers!
The Rhode Island police and National Guard are going to begin searching houses for people who came to their state from New York and demand that they self-quarantine.
On Friday, police in the state began stopping people with New York license plates.
“Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Governor Gina Raimondo said, according to a report from Bloomberg. “That risk is called New York City.”
The Democratic governor said that she considered closing the border to the state, but since she couldn’t, she is heavily enforcing quarantines.
“Yesterday I announced and today I reiterated: Anyone coming to Rhode Island in any way from New York must be quarantined,” the governor said. “By order. Will be enforced. Enforceable by law.”
An executive order signed by Raimondo on Thursday imposes a mandatory quarantine on anyone who enters RI through passenger vehicle, train or bus from New York. The travellers must provide their information to law enforcement and self quarantine for two weeks — as well as anyone who has been to New York in the last two weeks.
Police and the National Guard will additionally collect the addresses, phone numbers, and names of their family members. The information collected on people will be used to monitor them for contact tracing and make sure they are following the quarantine orders.
“National Guard members will be stationed at the T.F. Green airport, Amtrak train stations and at bus stops. The citizen-soldiers will be following up with people at local residences. The maximum penalty for not complying: a fine of $500 and 90 days in prison,” Bloomberg reports.
The order does not apply to public health, public safety, or health-care workers.
“I understand this is an extreme measure,” the governor said during the news conference. But New York City and the metropolitan area around it, she said, “is a hot zone and the infection rate is skyrocketing.”
The American Civil Liberties Union has blasted the order on Fourth Amendment grounds.
“While the Governor may have the power to suspend some state laws and regulations to address this medical emergency, she cannot suspend the Constitution,” Rhode Island ACLU executive director Steven Brown said in a statement. “Under the Fourth Amendment, having a New York state license plate simply does not, and cannot, constitute ‘probable cause’ to allow police to stop a car and interrogate the driver, no matter how laudable the goal of the stop may be.” (Rhode Island National Guard to Condcut House-to-House Searchers for People who came from New York.)
So much for the myth of American “freedom.”
So much for United States Congress’s exclusive ability to regulate interstate commerce (Article I, Section 8, Subsection 8 of the Constitution of the United States of America) for section 2 of Article IV:
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States. (Article IV Section 2, Constitution of the United States of America.)
Some privileges and immunities.
Even Gina Marie Raimondo’s fellow pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholic governor, Andrew Mark Cuomo, found her order to hunt down all New Yorkers in the State of Rhode Island to be excessive and extreme as he threatened to sue her, which caused her to back down almost immediately as she called off the Lt. Philip Girardeseque manhunt for latter day Dr. Richard Kimbles in the form of New Yorkers taking refuge in her state:
ALBANY — Facing the threat of a lawsuit from New York, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo repealed a controversial executive order penalizing New Yorkers for traveling into the state mandating that they self-quarantine for 14 days amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The new order was revised and signed late Saturday night to say “any person coming to Rhode Island from another state for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days.”
The restriction does not apply to public health, public safety, or healthcare workers.
“I spoke to the governor of Rhode Island yesterday, and we had a conversation. I don’t think the order was called for, I don’t believe it was legal,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters during an Albany press briefing.
“I don’t believe it was neighborly. I understood the point but I think there were different ways to do it,” he added.
Saturday evening Cuomo called Rhode Island’s order “unconstitutional” and a “reactionary policy” he was willing to sue over.
But Riamondo’s office defended the initial move Sunday, citing New York’s high COVID-19 case count.
“The Governor’s top priority is keeping Rhode Islanders safe. New York is a hotspot of this epidemic, and as a matter of public safety, it was critical to ensure travelers from New York are self-quarantining to avoid unnecessary spread,” Josh Block, Raimondo’s press secretary told The Post.
“That said, the Governor has said all along that she is taking a data-driven approach, and this situation is constantly evolving. As other cities and states across the country are now seeing a spike in cases, she signed a new Executive Order yesterday expanding the quarantine requirement to all out-of-state travelers.”
Meanwhile the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory Saturday urging those from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to cancel all “non-essential travel.”
“This is not a lockdown. It is a travel advisory to be implemented by the states,” Cuomo said.
“I support what the president did, because it affirms what we’ve been doing,” he insisted. (Rhode Island Repeals Manhunt of New York Escapees.)
Isn’t a bit ironic that Andrew Mark Cuomo and Gina Raimondo are arguing about keeping people out of their states when both support a completely “open border” with Mexico. Even the European globalists who have supported “open borders” and welcome veritable hordes of Mohammedans to supply workers in their countries that have been decimated by contraception, sterilization and abortion have closed borders and strained the ties of the statist European Union, a subject to be explored below.
Meanwhile, Texas Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott has issued a mandatory self-quarantine order for those driving into the State of Texas from the State of Louisiana, which has a very high rate of infection, although the Texas Department of Public Safety, which has been charged with the task at enforcing the governor’s executive order are unclear about how they will enforce it:
AUSTIN (Nexstar) — With no checkpoints along the border, Texas appears to be playing by the honor system as state troopers try to enforce new quarantine requirements implemented by Gov. Greg Abbott.
This time, the border in question belongs to Texas and Louisiana. Abbott used his power to issue executive orders to “reduce importing COVID-19 into the state of Texas.”
“The best way to do that is to do all that we can to restrict travel into Texas from areas that have a high rate of COVID-19,” including Louisiana, Abbott said Sunday.
A series of his executive orders require mandatory self-quarantine by air travelers from New Orleans and anyone driving into Texas from Louisiana. Any air traveler entering Texas from Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, and the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California and Washington must also fill out these Texas Department of Public Safety forms and self-quarantine for 14 days, Abbott mandated.
The orders exempt individuals traveling into the state in connection with commercial activity, military service, emergency response, health response, or critical-infrastructure functions.
Abbott tapped the Texas Department of Public Safety to administer the program.
“DPS is vigorously enforcing these orders,” a department spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement Monday.
“A covered person under the mandated quarantines shall remain in the designated quarantine location for a period of 14 days or the duration of the person’s presence in Texas, whichever is shorter,” the spokesperson reiterated. Violators face fines and jail time.
While troopers stepped up presence along Texas’ eastern border, and digital signage with messaging explaining no personal travel is allowed, there are no checkpoints set up to keep the state’s quarantine plan airtight. Drivers were seen crossing into Texas with no barrier of entry, meaning no way to verify who was arriving in a commercial or infrastructure role, and who was arriving for personal travel.
“I was kind of wondering what’s going on,” truck driver Mike Fower said Monday. “I saw the billboard up here on freeway, I’m not sure exactly what that is.”
“I just came from Louisiana and I haven’t seen anything in Louisiana stating that, and I saw the sign saying quarantine from noon on today and I’m not sure exactly what that means,” Fower said.
DPS declined an interview request and “will not discuss specifics related to its operational plans regarding enforcement.”
The agency was short on details about enforcement, but explained “DPS will not be establishing checkpoints along the Texas/Louisiana border,” at this time, the department spokesperson wrote Monday.
“It is important for those who fall under the self-quarantine mandates to remember that a violation of the Governor’s Executive Orders is subject to criminal penalties,” the department spokesperson wrote, echoing a previous statement and the Governor’s remarks. (Texas Department of Public Safety Does Not Plan to Establish Covid-19 Checkpoints at Texas-Louisiana border.)
Look at all the efforts to supposedly protect bodily health while most people, Catholics and non-Catholics alike, continue to expose their souls to multiple near occasions of sin by means of watching “entertainment” programs that celebrate sin and, in all too many instances, are incentives to commit sins of blasphemy, indecency, impurity and sloth. The measures to protect the bodily health of American citizens are not only disproportionate to the China Virus but actually tragic when one considers the fact that it is the duty of civic leaders to protect their citizens from all things that can hinder the sanctification of and salvation of their immortal souls as far as is humanly possible in this passing, mortal vale of tears. It is a perverse tragedy that anyone—and I mean anyone—can think that draconian measures such as the ones that are being undertaken can “keep us safe” when the very people who are ordering such measures place into jeopardy the good of their own souls by the promotion of evils as “civil rights,” thereby reaffirming others on the path of their own eternal perdition.
Once again—and with some emphasis, this is how Antichrist will come to power one day.
To be sure, the governors of various states, including Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott of the State of Texas. have issued executive orders that decree the surgical execution of innocent preborn babies to be a “non-essential” “health service:
AUSTIN, Texas – Orders by the governors of Texas and Ohio to stop all non-essential surgeries in those states have unleashed a new battle over access to abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide order Sunday to curb the use of medical supplies hospitals will need as they prepare for escalating infections in the spreading of COVID-19. The order bars hospitals from performing surgeries unless the patient faces an immediate risk for “serious adverse medical consequences or death, as determined by the patient's physician.”
An Abbott spokesman confirmed that would cover abortion in most cases while the order is in place until April 21.
Texas anti-abortion activists hailed the move amid the COVID-19 crisis.
“The abortion industry has been consuming and hoarding medical supplies that are in desperate need around the state including masks, gloves, and other protective gear for medical professionals,” Texas Right to Life said in a statement Monday.
A spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Clinics in Ohio received letters from Republican Attorney General Dave Yost on Friday ordering them to cease all "non-essential" surgical abortions. Yost wrote that the procedures violate a March 17 order issued by the state health director.
Clinics, abortion rights groups and some state lawmakers pushed back, saying abortions are both essential and time-sensitive.
“During an emergency, there is always a chance of government overreach under the guise of ‘security’ or adherence to ‘law and order,’" the Ohio Democratic Women's Legislative Caucus said in a statement. “In times of national crisis, we have seen egregious acts that have circumvented our freedoms before. And make no mistake – we are seeing them today.”
Bethany McCorkle, a spokesman for Yost, said the orders sent to three clinic operators are not political. She said they were sent in response to complaints and similar to those sent to a urology practice that was also violating the order. (Abbott orders all Texas baby-killers and other healthcare providers to stop to "non-essential surgeries".)
This is quite laudable, although it should be noted that the elimination of all abortions, whether facilitated by chemical abortifacients or surgical means, is an essential component of the reestablished of a just social order founded upon a due subordination of the civil state in all things to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law in all that pertains to the good of souls and explicated infallibly by the Catholic Church. The killing of babies is not a “health service.” It is a violation of the Fifth Commandment’s plain injunction: “Thou shalt not kill.”
Quite predictably, of course, the usual suspects, including Planned Barrenhood have filed suit to quash such restrictions as those imposed by Governor Abbot of Texas (see Baby-killing mills sue Texas Governor over Ban on Abortions During State of Emergency), and it is important to point out that women can still kill their babies in Texas (and in those other states that have banned “nonessential” “health services”) by means of chemical abortifacients and abortifacient devices.
A United States District Court judge in Texas, Lee Yeakel, ruled on Monday, March 30, 2020, that the surgical execution of babies could continue (United States Distrtict Court Judge Lee Yeakel suspends Texas ban on surgical abortions ). However, the United States Court for the Fifth Circuit overruled Judge Yeakel, ruling that Governor Abbott’s executive can stand for the time being (Fifth Circuit of Appeals Allows Texas to Enforce Abortoin Ban During Coronavirus Pandemic.)
Sadly, however, the State Attorney General of the State of New York, Laetitia James, who is too blinded by her support of baby-killing to recognize the chastisement God is visiting on us all but especially in her own state, is demanding greater access to chemical abortifacients during the midst of the Chinese Virus/China Virus/Wuhan Virus/Coronavirus outbreak that has turned the State of New York and many other states into models for controlling citizens who have willingly surrendered their reason to protect their bodily health while ignoring the health of their immortal souls:
NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today continued her to push to ensure women across New York and the nation are able to access safe and legal abortions during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health crisis. In a letter to both the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Attorney General James, as part of a multistate coalition of 21 attorneys general from around the nation, requested that the Trump Administration waive or utilize its discretion not to enforce its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) designation, which dictates and subsequently impedes women’s access to the medical-abortion prescription drug known as Mifepristone. The attorneys general call on the Administration to ensure that women across the country can more easily access this critical health care service while the pandemic leaves many women unable to seek in-person care.
“As the coronavirus spreads across the country and residents are asked to stay at home, the federal government should be doing everything in its power to ensure women can maintain control of their reproductive choices,” said Attorney General James. “While any woman who wants to go into a doctor’s office or into a clinic today and get an abortion should continue to be able to do so, control over one’s reproductive freedom should not be limited to those able to leave their homes as we battle the coronavirus. Our coalition is calling on the federal government to make Mifepristone more easily accessible so that no woman is forced to risk her health while exercising her constitutional right to an abortion.”
In 2000, the prescription drug Mifepristone — sometimes referred to as RU-486 — became the first FDA-approved medication to induce medical abortions, and today still remains the only drug approved in the United States for pregnancy termination. Since its approval, three-million women in the United States have used the medication, which entails women taking two different medicines to bring about an abortion. According to the FDA, this medication “has been increasingly used as its efficacy and safety have become well-established by both research and experience.” Women alternatively have the option of an aspiration or surgical abortion that typically requires a short procedure.
In their letter to HHS and the FDA, Attorney General James and the coalition of attorneys general point out that medical abortions have been proven safe and effective, and should not be subject to unnecessary restrictions. The coalition goes on to note that while the nation endures the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, it is essential that women across the country are able to continue accessing critical health care services. Many states have already taken steps to increase telehealth care, at the federal government’s request, yet, the current REMS set forward by the FDA creates unnecessary barriers for women to access the abortion care they so choose. Under the REMS, the FDA requires that:
- Patients must be handed the medication at a clinic, medical office, or hospital under the supervision of a health care provider;
- Health care providers must be registered with the drug manufacturer; and
- Patients must sign a “Patient Agreement” form confirming that they received counseling on the risks associated with the medication.
These onerous and medically unnecessary requirements limit a health care provider’s ability to assist their female patients, particularly during the COVID-19 global public health crisis.
Furthermore, these requirements impose significant burdens on women across the nation. Those in rural and medically underserved communities could be required to travel long distances for time-sensitive, in-person care. And those women in more compact, urban cities may not have the option to practice social distancing outside the home, therefore increasing the likelihood of coming in contact with an individual who has contracted COVID-19.
The attorneys general go on to contend, in their letter, that forcing women to travel at a time when many states and the federal government are urging people to stay home to curb the spread of the coronavirus is not only shortsighted, but also puts women across the country in harm's way. Consequently, the attorneys general urge the Trump Administration to immediately remove the FDA REMS designation, and waive enforcement in the meantime, so that women can continue to make their own constitutionally-protected reproductive decisions without putting themselves and their families at risk.
The American College of Obstetricians, the American Medical Association, and the American Association of Family Physicians all support removal of the REMS on medical abortions.
Today’s letter is just the latest action Attorney General James has taken to protect women’s access to abortion coverage since the spread of COVID-19 began in the United States. On Friday, Attorney General James announced that she will begin building and will soon lead a multistate coalition of attorneys general from around the nation in filing an amicus brief supporting the plaintiffs in Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, after the State of Texas last week issued a directive banning nearly all abortion services in the state, using the coronavirus as an excuse.
Also, last week, Attorney General James called on the federal government and states across the country to ensure women’s access to safe, legal abortions are not jeopardized or curtailed as a result of the spread of COVID-19. (Letitia James Pushes Increase Use of Chemical Abortifacients during Coronavirus Crisis.)
This is political posturing at its worst that is designed to buttress Letitia James’s credentials with the pro-death crowd although everyone knows full well there is little chance (I never say never) that the officials of the Trump administration will permit this volitionally, admitting that a lawsuit has a chance of success at some point in the future. Letitia James’s posturing will wind up worsening the chastisements that the residents of the State of New York are experiencing at this time.
Then again, neither Letitia James nor her governor, Andrew Mark Cuomo, have ever seen the following admonition given by Pope Pius XI about those who support the direct, intentional taking of innocent preborn life:
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 31, 1930.)
Here is a message to those currently living in my native state: You are stupid idiots to elect such people as Andrew Mark Cuomo and Letitia James as supporting the very evils that have helped to bring out the current chastisement will only increase the debt that New Yorkers will have to pay for God and thus bring about far worse chastisements in the future.
This stupidity and hardness of heart in the face of a pandemic that, no matter its cause, is a chastisement for the sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance, including the sins of willful murder and Sodom. The State of New York, by the way, is the home of a very large parade in honor of perversity, and its officials have been completely bipartisan in their support of everything contained of homosexual collective’s agenda including “marriage equality,” adoption and “surrogate parenthood.”
Sodomy brings down the wrath of God upon men and their nations:
For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error. And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers, Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them. (Romans 1: 18-32.)
 Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James: to them that are beloved in God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called. Mercy unto you, and peace, and charity be fulfilled.  Dearly beloved, taking all care to write unto you concerning your common salvation, I was under a necessity to write unto you: to beseech you to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints.  For certain men are secretly entered in, (who were written of long ago unto this judgment,) ungodly men, turning the grace of our Lord God into riotousness, and denying the only sovereign Ruler, and our Lord Jesus Christ.  I will therefore admonish you, though ye once knew all things, that Jesus, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, did afterwards destroy them that believed not:
 And the angels who kept not their principality, but forsook their own habitation, he hath reserved under darkness in everlasting chains, unto the judgment of the great day.  As Sodom and Gomorrha, and the neighbouring cities, in like manner, having given themselves to fornication, and going after other flesh, were made an example, suffering the punishment of eternal fire.  In like manner these men also defile the flesh, and despise dominion, and blaspheme majesty.  When Michael the archangel, disputing with the devil,contended about the body of Moses, he durst not bring against him the judgment of railing speech, but said: The Lord command thee.  But these men blaspheme whatever things they know not: and what things soever they naturally know, like dumb beasts, in these they are corrupted.
 Woe unto them, for they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves, and have perished in the contradiction of Core.  These are spots in their banquets, feasting together without fear, feeding themselves, clouds without water, which are carried about by winds, trees of the autumn, unfruitful, twice dead, plucked up by the roots,  Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own confusion; wandering stars, to whom the storm of darkness is reserved for ever.  Now of these Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying: Behold, the Lord cometh with thousands of his saints,  To execute judgment upon all, and to reprove all the ungodly for all the works of their ungodliness, whereby they have done ungodly, and of all the hard things which ungodly sinners have spoken against God.
 These are murmurers, full of complaints, walking according to their own desires, and their mouth speaketh proud things, admiring persons for gain' s sake.  But you, my dearly beloved, be mindful of the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ,  Who told you, that in the last time there should come mockers, walking according to their own desires in ungodlinesses. These are they, who separate themselves, sensual men, having not the Spirit.  But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
 Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto life everlasting.  And some indeed reprove, being judged:  But others save, pulling them out of the fire. And on others have mercy, in fear, hating also the spotted garment which is carnal.  Now to him who is able to preserve you without sin, and to present you spotless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,  To the only God our Saviour through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory and magnificence, empire and power, before all ages, and now, and for all ages of ages. Amen. (Jude 1-25.)
That horrible crime, on account of which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation, causes us most bitter sorrow and shocks our mind, impelling us to repress such a crime with the greatest possible zeal.
Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this decree: "Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature . . . be removed from the clerical order or forced to do penance in a monastery" (chap. 4, X, V, 31). So that the contagion of such a grave offense may not advance with greater audacity by taking advantage of impunity, which is the greatest incitement to sin, and so as to more severely punish the clerics who are guilty of this nefarious crime and who are not frightened by the death of their souls, we determine that they should be handed over to the severity of the secular authority, which enforces civil law.
Therefore, wishing to pursue with the greatest rigor that which we have decreed since the beginning of our pontificate, we establish that any priest or member of the clergy, either secular or regular, who commits such an execrable crime, by force of the present law be deprived of every clerical privilege, of every post, dignity and ecclesiastical benefit, and having been degraded by an ecclesiastical judge, let him be immediately delivered to the secular authority to be put to death, as mandated by law as the fitting punishment for laymen who have sunk into this abyss. (Pope Saint Pius V, Horrendum illud scelus, August 30, 1568.)
The promotion of sodomy is a sure way to call the wrath of God upon men and their nations. If you doubt the horrible effects of what God rained down on Sodom and Gomorrah, please see a December 11, 2018, article that appeared on on Lifesite News: Sodom and Gomorrah Literally Destroyed by Fire and Brimstone.
Although the world has been focused on the number of deaths caused by the Chinese/Wuhan/China/Coronavirus, perhaps it is good to remind anyone reading this article (is there anyone actually reading this article?) that there have been 216,660 babies executed by surgical means in the United States of America since January 1, 2020 (see World Abortion Clock).
Not very many people are focused on that fact, are they? Continuing to kill babies by chemical and surgical means and continuing to promote sodomy under the cover of the civil law and its public celebration all throughout social culture, to say nothing of the numerous, deadly sins of blasphemy, heresy, apostasy and sacrilege promoted by the conciliar revolutionaries and enshrined in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic Novus Ordo liturgical abomination is no way to end a chastisement such as the one facing us at this time. Indeed, it is way to worse and deepen the chastisement now and far, far into the future barring a miracle of grace that would lead to the conversion of souls and a thus a true repentance.
We need the restoration of Catholicism to bring order out of the chaos wrought by Martin Luther’s revolution against the Divine Plan that Our Lord Himself instituted to effect man’s return to Him through His Catholic Church. Nations built and operated on a welter of errors can never provide the foundation for a just social order that can withstand the effects of its citizens’ desires to plunge themselves headlong into the abyss.
The European Union: Victim of the Coronavirus?
To be sure, harsh measures have been taken by the Communist authorities in Spain, led by an avowed atheist, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, who has done everything imaginable to rewrite the history of Spain, which is inexorably bound to the Catholic Faith he hates and seeks to eradicate by renaming streets and facilities in his effort to forge the “new socialist man” whether the Spanish like it or not. God will not suffer to be mocked in His beloved Spain. Pray for the conversion of the Spanish people so that they will not let this chastisement go to waste.
Lockdowns also have been ordered by the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte, and by the by pro-abortion President of France, Emmanuel Jean-Michel Macron and by the prime ministers of various German states, including Marcus Soder of Bavaria, and the British deputy health minister says that the lockdown of London could last for six full months:
Britons should not expect to get back to 'normal life' for six months or even longer, the government's deputy chief medical officer warned today.
Dr Jenny Harries told a Downing Street press conference that people should not be viewing the coronavirus crisis as something that will blow over soon.
She said it will not be clear whether the 'social distancing' lockdown is working for another two or three weeks - after Easter - with deaths set to rise further.
But even if the draconian restrictions do succeed in 'squashing' the peak of the outbreak, reverting to a 'normal way of life' immediately would probably lead to a disastrous new spike in infections.
Speaking after the official UK coronavirus death toll rose by 209 in 24 hours from 1,019 to 1,228, Dr Harries said people had taken 'quite some time' to get used to social distancing, but there was now evidence the country was obeying the rules.
She added: 'The issue of the three weeks is for us to review where we are and see if we've had an impact jointly on the slope of that curve.
'But I think to make it clear to the public if we are successful we will have squashed the top of that curve, which is brilliant, but we must not then suddenly revert to our normal way of living that would be quite dangerous.
'If we stop then all of our efforts will be wasted and we could potentially see a second peak. So over time, probably over the next six months, we will have a three-week review.'
Dr Harries said it was 'plausible' that the restrictions could need to in force longer than that.
Boris Johnson has previously voiced optimism that the UK can 'turn the tide' on the outbreak within '12 weeks'. But government papers from scientific advisers have made clear they are anticipating a longer timeframe. (British Coronavirus Lockdown Could Last Six Months.)
As noted before in this commentary, there will be never be a return to “normal.”
Italy, for its part, has accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offer of military assistance to deal with the Chinese/China/Coronavirus outbreak there, a developed that would have warmed the heart of the long dead Palmeiro Togliatti, the founder of the Italian Communist Party and a complete stooge of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). Russian troops in Italian soil?
Yes, it’s for real:
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military will start sending medical help to Italy from Sunday in order to help it battle the new coronavirus after receiving an order from President Vladimir Putin, Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
Putin spoke to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Saturday, the Kremlin said, saying the Russian leader had offered his support and help in the form of mobile disinfection vehicles and specialists to help the worst hit Italian regions.
Italy recorded a jump in deaths from coronavirus of almost 800 on Saturday, taking the toll in the world's hardest-hit country to almost 5,000.
The Russian Defense Ministry said military transport planes would deliver eight mobile brigades of military medics, special disinfection vehicles, and other medical equipment to Italy starting from Sunday.
Russia itself has reported 306 cases of the virus, most of them in Moscow, and one coronavirus-related death. (Russian Army to Help Italy After Putin Phone Call.)
This is an very interesting development as it is the goal of Vladimir Putin to pull Italy into Russia’s orbit, and while the breakup of the European Union and a return to the Italian lire, for which many Italians, I have been told, are clamoring, Putin always puts “Russia First.” It remains to be seen what price will be paid for Putin’s munificence to Giuseppe Conte and the Italian people.
What is clear at this point is that the European Union is quite indeed coming apart at the seams as it goes the way of the League of Nations eighty-one years ago:
- Faced with an existential threat, EU member states, far from joining together to confront the pandemic as a unified bloc, instinctively are returning to pursuing the national interest. After years of criticizing U.S. President Donald J. Trump for pushing an "America First" policy, European leaders are reverting to the very nationalism they have publicly claimed to despise.
- Ever since the threat posed by coronavirus came into focus, Europeans have displayed precious little of the high-minded multilateral solidarity that for decades has been sold to the rest of the world as a bedrock of European unity. The EU's unique brand of soft power, said to be a model for a post-national world order, has been shown to be an empty fiction.
- In recent weeks, EU member states have closed their borders, banned exports of critical supplies and withheld humanitarian aid. The European Central Bank, the guarantor of the European single currency, has treated with unparalleled disdain the eurozone's third-largest economy, Italy, in its singular hour of need. The member states worst affected by the pandemic — Italy and Spain — have been left by the other member states to fend for themselves.
- The European Union, seven decades in the making, is now unravelling in real time — in weeks.
As the coronavirus pandemic rages through Europe — where more than 250,000 people have now been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and 15,000 have died — the foundational pillars of the European Union are crumbling one by one.
Faced with an existential threat, EU member states, far from joining together to confront the pandemic as a unified bloc, instinctively are returning to pursuing the national interest. After years of criticizing U.S. President Donald J. Trump for pushing an "America First" policy, European leaders are reverting to the very nationalism they have publicly claimed to despise.
Ever since the threat posed by coronavirus came into focus, Europeans have displayed precious little of the high-minded multilateral solidarity that for decades has been sold to the rest of the world as a bedrock of European unity. The EU's unique brand of soft power, said to be a model for a post-national world order, has been shown to be an empty fiction.
In recent weeks, EU member states have closed their borders, banned exports of critical supplies and withheld humanitarian aid. The European Central Bank, the guarantor of the European single currency, has treated with unparalleled disdain the eurozone's third-largest economy, Italy, in its singular hour of need. The member states worst affected by the pandemic — Italy and Spain — have been left by the other member states to fend for themselves.
The seeds of the European Union were planted in the ashes of the Second World War. In May 1949, Robert Schuman, one of the EU's founding fathers, boldly announced the creation of new world system:
"We are carrying out a great experiment, the fulfillment of the same recurrent dream that for ten centuries has revisited the peoples of Europe: creating between them an organization putting an end to war and guaranteeing an eternal peace."
The European Union, seven decades in the making, is now unravelling in real time — in weeks. After the dust of the coronavirus pandemic settles, the EU's institutions will almost certainly continue to operate as before. Too much political and economic capital has been invested in the European project for European elites to do otherwise. However, the EU's attraction as a post-national model for its own citizens, much less for the rest of the world, will have passed.
Recent examples of the unilateral pursuit of the national interest by European leaders, many of whom publicly espouse globalism but in times of desperation embrace nationalism, include:
France. On March 3, France confiscated all protective masks made in the country. "We will distribute them to healthcare professionals and to French people affected by the coronavirus," French President Emmanuel Macron wrote on Twitter. On March 6, the French government forced Valmy SAS, a face mask manufacturer near Lyon, to cancel an order for millions of masks placed by the UK's National Health Service.
Germany, March 4. Germany banned the export of medical protective equipment such as safety glasses, respiratory masks, protective coats, protective suits and gloves. On March 7, the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung reported that German customs authorities were preventing a Swiss truck carrying 240,000 protective masks from returning to Switzerland, which is not a member of the EU. The Swiss government summoned the German ambassador to protest against the export ban. "In these contacts, the German authorities were urged immediately to release the blocked products," a Swiss government spokesperson was quoted as saying. After facing a backlash from other EU member states, Germany on March 19 reversed course and lifted the export ban.
Austria, March 10. Austria became the first EU country to close its borders to another EU country. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced controls along the border with Italy and a ban on the entry of most travelers from there. "The utmost priority," Kurz said, "is to prevent the spread and thus importing the illness into our society. There is therefore a ban on entry for people from Italy into Austria, with the exception of people who have a doctor's note certifying that they are healthy." The government also announced a ban on all air or rail travel to Italy. Austria's decision threatened to undo the so-called Schengen Area, which entered into effect in 1995 and abolishes the need for passports and other types of control at the mutual borders of 26 European countries.
Slovenia, March 11. The government closed some border crossings with Italy and at those remaining open, had started making health checks to combat the spread of the virus.
Czech Republic, March 12. Prime Minister Andrej Babiš closed the country's borders with Germany and Austria and also banned the entry of foreigners coming from other risky countries. On March 22, the government said that the border restrictions may last for up to two years.
Switzerland, March 13. The Swiss government imposed border controls with other European countries. Switzerland, although not a member of the European Union, is part of the Schengen zone.
Italy, March 13. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde dismissed calls by Italy for financial assistance to help it cope with the pandemic. After her comments rattled financial markets, Lagarde said that the ECB was "fully committed to avoid any fragmentation in a difficult moment for the euro area." Italian President Sergio Mattarella replied that Italy had a right to expect solidarity rather than obstacles from beyond its borders.
Denmark, March 14. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen imposed border controls on all traffic by land, sea and air until at least April 13.
Poland, March 15. The government closed the country's borders to everyone except Polish citizens or people with a Polish residence permit.
Germany, March 16. Germany, the largest and most powerful country in the European Union, introduced controls on its borders with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The move came after Germany registered 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 in just one day.
Hungary, March 16. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán halted all passenger traffic into Hungary would be halted and only Hungarian citizens allowed to enter the country.
Spain, March 16. Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska decreed the establishment of controls at all land borders.
Serbia, March 16. President Aleksandar Vučić declared a state of emergency due to coronavirus. He condemned the EU for restricting exports of medical equipment and appealed for help from his "friend and brother," Chinese leader Xi Jinping. "European solidarity does not exist," Vučić said. "That was a fairy tale on paper. I have sent a special letter to the only ones who can help, and that is China." Serbia applied to become a member of the EU in 2009. Accession talks began in January 2014.
Czech Republic, March 17. Czech authorities seized 110,000 face masks that China had sent to Italy. On March 23, the Czech Republic delivered the confiscated material to Italy. "There are 110,000 masks on board the bus as a gift to Italy, which is supposed to replace the material that was probably a Chinese gift for Italian compatriots," said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Stichova.
Germany, March 18. Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a rare televised speech, urged all Germans to obey rules aimed at reducing direct social contact and avoiding as many new infections as possible. "It is serious," she said. "Take it seriously. Since German reunification, actually, since World War Two, there has never been a challenge for our country in which acting in solidarity was so very crucial." Merkel's address to the nation was the first time in nearly 15 years in office that she had spoken to the country other than in her annual New Year's address. She did not mention the European Union or other EU member states.
Belgium, March 22. The coronavirus has fueled tensions between Belgium, which is on lockdown, and the Netherlands, which is not. "In the Netherlands, shops are still open and meetings of 100 people are still allowed — these are breeding grounds for the virus," said Marino Keulen, mayor of the Belgian border town Lanaken. Belgian authorities have set up barricades along the border and are ordering cars with Dutch license plates to turn around and return home. Keulen called the border checks a "signal to The Hague" to "quickly scale-up" its response and align with neighboring countries. "The Dutch government is incompetent and ridiculous in its response to the coronavirus crisis," said Leopold Lippens, the mayor of Belgian seacoast town Knokke-Heist. "The Netherlands is doing nothing, so we have to protect ourselves."
Spain, March 25. After failing to obtain assistance from the European Union, the Spanish government asked NATO for help in acquiring 1.5 million face masks and 450,000 respirators. NATO lacks this material and is limited to passing the Spanish request on to the remaining 29 allies, many of which are also members of the EU.
Poland, March 25. Polish authorities prevented hundreds of thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer from being exported to Norway, which is not a member of the EU. The Norwegian company Norenco manufactures and packages hand sanitizer for the Scandinavian market at a factory it owns in Poland. Norenco's chief executive, Arne Haukland, said that after he applied for an export license, five men arrived at the factory, and demanded to be shown its stock of hand sanitizer. He said the company then received a letter ordering it to sell any hand sanitizer it had produced to the local city authorities in Lubin at a fixed price, under emergency coronavirus laws passed in Poland at the start of March. The seizure will exacerbate the supply problem faced by Norwegian hospitals.
France, March 25. President Emmanuel Macron, in an address to the nation at a military hospital in the eastern city of Mulhouse, which has been especially hard hit by the coronavirus, called for national, as opposed to European, unity: "When we engage in war, we engage fully, we mobilize united. I see in our country factors of division, doubts, all those who want to fracture the country when it is necessary to have only one obsession: to be united to fight against the virus. I call for this unity and this commitment."
Meanwhile, in Italy, a nationwide survey published on March 18 found that 88% of Italians believe that the EU is not helping their country. Only 4% thought the opposite while 8% did not have an opinion. More than two-thirds (67%) of Italians said that they believe that being part of the European Union is a disadvantage for their country.
In an article titled, "Coronavirus Threatens European Unity," Bill Wirtz, a political commentator based in Luxembourg, observed:
"As the coronavirus unfolds, Schengen countries are shutting their own borders. Whether or not they do so because they believe that a coordinated European response would be inefficient, or whether they believe that their own voters wouldn't buy it — at this stage it's irrelevant. The mere fact that borders have resurfaced in Europe is a failure for the integrity of the Schengen open borders agreement....
"A coordinated EU response to this crisis does not exist, and as the recommendations fall on deaf ears, Brussels is dealing with a crisis of confidence. There is no union-wide crisis response, coordinated testing or research. Worse than that, the EU institutions are bystanders to a war between countries, which are trying to limit exports of medical supplies in order to keep them for themselves. In times of crisis, the true influence and capacity of the EU has shown, and it is very little.
"As it stands, countries are dealing with a crisis of missing hospital beds, medical equipment, and overall resources. If the virus ever happens to lay lower than it does now, and the conclusion is drawn that the European Union was a powerless bystander in the eye of the storm (which it is), then the Schengen Agreement and open borders in Europe could be dealing with a difficult recovery."
Darren McCaffrey, the political editor of the France-based news channel Euronews, wrote:
"In the past couple of weeks, solidarity has collapsed in the bloc. Countries have started imposing border controls on neighboring EU countries, and even Germany has taken steps to manage the flow of people entering and leaving its territory.
"On Tuesday, a 35-kilometer-long queue formed at the Polish-German border, where hundreds of Europeans — Latvians, Estonians and Lithuanians — were stuck in trucks, cars and buses.
"As the EU must take measures to prevent the spread of the disease, many are worrying about the essence of the European Union and its four freedoms [the free movement of goods, services, capital and people].
"What is the EU if its own citizens can't move freely? What is the single market if goods can't cross Europe's borders without hindrance?"
In an article titled, "Nations First: The EU Struggles for Relevance in the Fight against Coronavirus," the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel noted:
"As the pandemic takes hold in Europe, the decades-old union is showing its weaknesses. While the EU managed to survive Brexit and the euro crisis, the corona crisis may yet prove to be an insurmountable challenge.
"Instead of trying to come up with joint solutions, the Continent is becoming balkanized and is reverting to national solutions. Instead of helping each other out, EU countries are hoarding face masks like panicked Europeans are hoarding toilet paper. The early decisions made by some EU member states to refrain from exporting medical equipment to Italy — the EU country that has thus far been hit hardest by the pandemic — has even overshadowed the lack of European solidarity displayed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in the refugee crisis.
"Europeans are even divided on the question as to how to combat the virus. Whereas Germany is eager to prevent as many people as possible from encountering the virus and becoming infected, the Netherlands wants to see as many healthy people as possible fight off COVID-19, thus becoming immune. The signal is clear: When things get serious, every member state still looks out for itself first — even 60 years after the founding of the community." (European Union Unravel in Face of Coronavirus.)
Yes, the European Union is really on verge of breaking apart as the ossified, globalist bureaucrats who are leeches upon the taxpayers of the European Union’s member nations resemble nothing so much as a collection of stammering Ed Wynns who are unable to come to any decisions about a collective response to the China Virus because they are social engineers who promote one abject moral evil after another, including desiring the elimination of national-sovereignty in Europe in favor of the EU’s suzerainty. This is too much for many Italian politicians, including former Prime Minister and current opposition leader Matteo Salvini, who called the European Union a “den of snakes and jackals” (see Salvini Calls European Union "A Dean of Snakes and Jackals).
There is only one means to unite men: The Catholic Church. Among so many other true and legitimate Successors of Saint Peter, Popes Leo XIII, Saint Pius X, and Pius XI stated this very clearly:
From this it may clearly be seen what consequences are to be expected from that false pride which, rejecting our Saviour's Kingship, places man at the summit of all things and declares that human nature must rule supreme. And yet, this supreme rule can neither be attained nor even defined. The rule of Jesus Christ derives its form and its power from Divine Love: a holy and orderly charity is both its foundation and its crown. Its necessary consequences are the strict fulfilment of duty, respect of mutual rights, the estimation of the things of heaven above those of earth, the preference of the love of God to all things. But this supremacy of man, which openly rejects Christ, or at least ignores Him, is entirely founded upon selfishness, knowing neither charity nor selfdevotion. Man may indeed be king, through Jesus Christ: but only on condition that he first of all obey God, and diligently seek his rule of life in God's law. By the law of Christ we mean not only the natural precepts of morality and the Ancient Law, all of which Jesus Christ has perfected and crowned by His declaration, explanation and sanction; but also the rest of His doctrine and His own peculiar institutions. Of these the chief is His Church. Indeed whatsoever things Christ has instituted are most fully contained in His Church. Moreover, He willed to perpetuate the office assigned to Him by His Father by means of the ministry of the Church so gloriously founded by Himself. On the one hand He confided to her all the means of men's salvation, on the other He most solemnly commanded men to be subject to her and to obey her diligently, and to follow her even as Himself: "He that heareth you, heareth Me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth Me" (Luke x, 16). Wherefore the law of Christ must be sought in the Church. Christ is man's "Way"; the Church also is his "Way"-Christ of Himself and by His very nature, the Church by His commission and the communication of His power. Hence all who would find salvation apart from the Church, are led astray and strive in vain.
As with individuals, so with nations. These, too, must necessarily tend to ruin if they go astray from "The Way." The Son of God, the Creator and Redeemer of mankind, is King and Lord of the earth, and holds supreme dominion over men, both individually and collectively. "And He gave Him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve Him" (Daniel vii., 14). "I am appointed King by Him . . . I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (Psalm ii., 6, 8). Therefore the law of Christ ought to prevail in human society and be the guide and teacher of public as well as of private life. Since this is so by divine decree, and no man may with impunity contravene it, it is an evil thing for the common weal wherever Christianity does not hold the place that belongs to it. When Jesus Christ is absent, human reason fails, being bereft of its chief protection and light, and the very end is lost sight of, for which, under God's providence, human society has been built up. This end is the obtaining by the members of society of natural good through the aid of civil unity, though always in harmony with the perfect and eternal good which is above nature. But when men's minds are clouded, both rulers and ruled go astray, for they have no safe line to follow nor end to aim at. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
Just as Christianity cannot penetrate into the soul without making it better, so it cannot enter into public life without establishing order. With the idea of a God Who governs all, Who is infinitely wise, good, and just, the idea of duty seizes upon the consciences of men. It assuages sorrow, it calms hatred, it engenders heroes. If it has transformed pagan society--and that transformation was a veritable resurrection--for barbarism disappeared in proportion as Christianity extended its sway, so, after the terrible shocks which unbelief has given to the world in our days, it will be able to put that world again on the true road, and bring back to order the states and peoples of modern times. But the return of Christianity will not be efficacious and complete if it does not restore the world to a sincere love of the one Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. In the Catholic Church Christianity is Incarnate. It identifies itself with that perfect, spiritual, and, in its own order, sovereign society, which is the Mystical Body of Jesus Christ and which has for Its visible head the Roman Pontiff, successor of the Prince of the Apostles. It is the continuation of the mission of the Savior, the daughter and the heiress of His Redemption. It has preached the Gospel, and has defended it at the price of its blood, and strong in the Divine assistance and of that immortality which has been promised it, it makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the commands which It has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity. Legitimate dispenser of the teachings of the Gospel It does not reveal itself only as the consoler and Redeemer of souls, but It is still more the internal source of justice and charity, and the propagator as well as the guardian of true liberty, and of that equality which alone is possible here below. In applying the doctrine of its Divine Founder, It maintains a wise equilibrium and marks the true limits between the rights and privileges of society. The equality which it proclaims does not destroy the distinction between the different social classes It keeps them intact, as nature itself demands, in order to oppose the anarchy of reason emancipated from Faith, and abandoned to its own devices. The liberty which it gives in no wise conflicts with the rights of truth, because those rights are superior to the demands of liberty. Not does it infringe upon the rights of justice, because those rights are superior to the claims of mere numbers or power. Nor does it assail the rights of God because they are superior to the rights of humanity. (Pope Leo XIII, A Review of His Pontificate, March 19, 1902.)
That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man's eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man's supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it. The same thesis also upsets the order providentially established by God in the world, which demands a harmonious agreement between the two societies. Both of them, the civil and the religious society, although each exercises in its own sphere its authority over them. It follows necessarily that there are many things belonging to them in common in which both societies must have relations with one another. Remove the agreement between Church and State, and the result will be that from these common matters will spring the seeds of disputes which will become acute on both sides; it will become more difficult to see where the truth lies, and great confusion is certain to arise. Finally, this thesis inflicts great injury on society itself, for it cannot either prosper or last long when due place is not left for religion, which is the supreme rule and the sovereign mistress in all questions touching the rights and the duties of men. Hence the Roman Pontiffs have never ceased, as circumstances required, to refute and condemn the doctrine of the separation of Church and State. Our illustrious predecessor, Leo XIII, especially, has frequently and magnificently expounded Catholic teaching on the relations which should subsist between the two societies. "Between them," he says, "there must necessarily be a suitable union, which may not improperly be compared with that existing between body and soul.” He proceeds: "Human societies cannot, without becoming criminal, act as if God did not exist or refuse to concern themselves with religion, as though it were something foreign to them, or of no purpose to them.... As for the Church, which has God Himself for its author, to exclude her from the active life of the nation, from the laws, the education of the young, the family, is to commit a great and pernicious error.” (Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906.)
But it is not only within her own household that the Church must come to terms. Besides her relations with those within, she has others with those who are outside. The Church [according to the Modernists] does not occupy the world all by herself; there are other societies in the world., with which she must necessarily have dealings and contact. The rights and duties of the Church towards civil societies must, therefore, be determined, and determined, of course, by her own nature, that, to wit, which the Modernists have already described to us. The rules to be applied in this matter are clearly those which have been laid down for science and faith, though in the latter case the question turned upon the object, while in the present case we have one of ends. In the same way, then, as faith and science are alien to each other by reason of the diversity of their objects, Church and State are strangers by reason of the diversity of their ends, that of the Church being spiritual while that of the State is temporal. Formerly it was possible to subordinate the temporal to the spiritual and to speak of some questions as mixed, conceding to the Church the position of queen and mistress in all such, because the Church was then regarded as having been instituted immediately by God as the author of the supernatural order. But this doctrine is today repudiated alike by philosophers and historians. The state must, therefore, be separated from the Church, and the Catholic from the citizen. Every Catholic, from the fact that he is also a citizen, has the right and the duty to work for the common good in the way he thinks best, without troubling himself about the authority of the Church, without paying any heed to its wishes, its counsels, its orders -- nay, even in spite of its rebukes. For the Church to trace out and prescribe for the citizen any line of action, on any pretext whatsoever, is to be guilty of an abuse of authority, against which one is bound to protest with all one's might. Venerable Brethren, the principles from which these doctrines spring have been solemnly condemned by Our predecessor, Pius VI, in his Apostolic Constitution Auctorem fidei (Pope Saint Pius X, Pascendi Dominci Gregis, September 8, 1907.)
But, on the contrary, by ignoring the laws governing human nature and by breaking the bounds within which they operate, the human person is lead, not toward progress, but towards death. This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests.
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Whilst the new rulers of Portugal were affording such numerous and awful examples of the abuse of power, you know with what patience and moderation this Apostolic See has acted towards them. We thought that We ought most carefully to avoid any action that could even have the appearance of hostility to the Republic. For We clung to the hope that its rulers would one day take saner counsels and would at length repair, by some new agreement, the injuries inflicted on the Church. In this, however, We have been altogether disappointed, for they have now crowned their evil work by the promulgation of a vicious and pernicious Decree for the Separation of Church and State. But now the duty imposed upon Us by our Apostolic charge will not allow Us to remain passive and silent when so serious a wound has been inflicted upon the rights and dignity of the Catholic religion. Therefore do We now address you, Venerable Brethren, in this letter and denounce to all Christendom the heinousness of this deed.
3. At the outset, the absurd and monstrous character of the decree of which We speak is plain from the fact that it proclaims and enacts that the Republic shall have no religion, as if men individually and any association or nation did not depend upon Him who is the Maker and Preserver of all things; and then from the fact that it liberates Portugal from the observance of the Catholic religion, that religion, We say, which has ever been that nation's greatest safeguard and glory, and has been professed almost unanimously by its people. So let us take it that it has been their pleasure to sever that close alliance between Church and State, confirmed though it was by the solemn faith of treaties. Once this divorce was effected, it would at least have been logical to pay no further attention to the Church, and to leave her the enjoyment of the common liberty and rights which belong to every citizen and every respectable community of peoples. Quite otherwise, however, have things fallen out. This decree bears indeed the name of Separation, but it enacts in reality the reduction of the Church to utter want by the spoliation of her property, and to servitude to the State by oppression in all that touches her sacred power and spirit. . . .
Accordingly, under the admonition of the duty of Our Apostolic office that, in the face of such audacity on the part of the enemies of God, We should most vigilantly protect the dignity and honor of religion and preserve the sacred rights of the Catholic Church, We by our Apostolic authority denounce, condemn, and reject the Law for the Separation of Church and State in the Portuguese Republic. This law despises God and repudiates the Catholic faith; it annuls the treaties solemnly made between Portugal and the Apostolic See, and violates the law of nature and of her property; it oppresses the liberty of the Church, and assails her divine Constitution; it injures and insults the majesty of the Roman Pontificate, the order of Bishops, the Portuguese clergy and people, and so the Catholics of the world. And whilst We strenuously complain that such a law should have been made, sanctioned, and published, We utter a solemn protest against those who have had a part in it as authors or helpers, and, at the same time, We proclaim and denounce as null and void, and to be so regarded, all that the law has enacted against the inviolable rights of the Church. (Pope Saint Pius X, Iamdudum, May 24, 1911.)
Let the Princes and Rulers of peoples remember this truth, and let them consider whether it is a prudent and safe idea for governments or for states to separate themselves from the holy religion of Jesus Christ, from which their authority receives such strength and support. Let them consider again and again, whether it is a measure of political wisdom to seek to divorce the teaching of the Gospel and of the Church from the ruling of a country and from the public education of the young. Sad experience proves that human authority fails where religion is set aside. The fate of our first parent after the Fall is wont to come also upon nations. As in his case, no sooner had his will turned from God than his unchained passions rejected the sway of the will; so, too, when the rulers of nations despise divine authority, in their turn the people are wont to despise their human authority. There remains, of course, the expedient of using force to repress popular risings; but what is the result? Force can repress the body, but it cannot repress the souls of men. (Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, November 1, 1914.)
When, therefore, governments and nations follow in all their activities, whether they be national or international, the dictates of conscience grounded in the teachings, precepts, and example of Jesus Christ, and which are binding on each and every individual, then only can we have faith in one another's word and trust in the peaceful solution of the difficulties and controversies which may grow out of differences in point of view or from clash of interests. An attempt in this direction has already and is now being made; its results, however, are almost negligible and, especially so, as far as they can be said to affect those major questions which divide seriously and serve to arouse nations one against the other. No merely human institution of today can be as successful in devising a set of international laws which will be in harmony with world conditions as the Middle Ages were in the possession of that true League of Nations, Christianity. It cannot be denied that in the Middle Ages this law was often violated; still it always existed as an ideal, according to which one might judge the acts of nations, and a beacon light calling those who had lost their way back to the safe road.
There exists an institution able to safeguard the sanctity of the law of nations. This institution is a part of every nation; at the same time it is above all nations. She enjoys, too, the highest authority, the fullness of the teaching power of the Apostles. Such an institution is the Church of Christ. She alone is adapted to do this great work, for she is not only divinely commissioned to lead mankind, but moreover, because of her very make-up and the constitution which she possesses, by reason of her age-old traditions and her great prestige, which has not been lessened but has been greatly increased since the close of the War, cannot but succeed in such a venture where others assuredly will fail. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
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.
In your country [Germany under the Third Reich], Venerable Brethren, voices are swelling into a chorus urging people to leave the Church, and among the leaders there is more than one whose official position is intended to create the impression that this infidelity to Christ the King constitutes a signal and meritorious act of loyalty to the modern State. Secret and open measures of intimidation, the threat of economic and civic disabilities, bear on the loyalty of certain classes of Catholic functionaries, a pressure which violates every human right and dignity. Our wholehearted paternal sympathy goes out to those who must pay so dearly for their loyalty to Christ and the Church; but directly the highest interests are at stake, with the alternative of spiritual loss, there is but one alternative left, that of heroism. If the oppressor offers one the Judas bargain of apostasy he can only, at the cost of every worldly sacrifice, answer with Our Lord: "Begone, Satan! For it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and Him only shalt thou serve" (Matt. iv. 10). And turning to the Church, he shall say: "Thou, my mother since my infancy, the solace of my life and advocate at my death, may my tongue cleave to my palate if, yielding to worldly promises or threats, I betray the vows of my baptism." As to those who imagine that they can reconcile exterior infidelity to one and the same Church, let them hear Our Lord's warning: -- "He that shall deny me before men shall be denied before the angels of God" (Luke xii. 9). (Pope Pius XI, Mit Brennender Sorge, March 17, 1937.)
What has been the fruit of the counterfeit church of conciliarism's own celebrated"reconciliation" with the thesis deemed "absolutely false" by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906?
Catholic civic officials who have felt free to ignore the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have promoted divorce, contraception, sterilization, abortion and, among other evils, perversity as "rights" that must be "recognized" and protected by the civil law. The names of such men are legion. Legion.
Conciliarism’s falsehoods are proving to be capable of promoting the sort of chaos and the propagation of evil that contribute mightily to the chastisements that we are facing at this time, chastisements that are just a down payment on those to come in the future.
Democratic republics—and the globalist unions they make with one another--are bound to fall apart because they are founded upon a welter of errors that must degenerate into chaos and open conflict sooner or later.
Dom Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, the great Dominican foe of Modernism and the Twentieth Century’s greatest exponent of the works of Saint Thomas Aquinas, explained the flaws inherent in democracies that lead to their decay and dissolution over time:
Democracy is an imperfect regime, as a regime in ratione regiminis, as a result of the lack of unity and continuity in the direction of interior and exterior affairs. Also this regime should only be for the perfect already capable of directing themselves—those virtuous and competent enough to pronounce as is fitting upon the very complicated problems on which the life of a great people depends. But it is always true to say as Saint Thomas noted that these virtuous and competent men are extremely rare; and democracy, supposing such perfection among subjects, cannot give it to them. From this point of view, democracy is a bit in politics what quietism is in spirituality; it supposes man has arrived, at the age or the state of perfection, even though he still may be a child. In treating him as a perfect person, democracy does not give him what is required to become one.
Since true virtue united to true competence is a rare thing among men, since the majority among them are incapable of governing and they have a need of being led, the regime which is the best for them is the one which can make up for their imperfection. This regimen perfectum in ratione regiminis, by reason of unity, continuity, and efficacy of direction towards a single end which is difficult to achieve is monarchy. Above all a tempered monarchy which is always attentive to the different forms of national activity. It is better than democracy or than the feudal regime. Monarchy assures the interior and exterior peace of a great nation, and permits her to long endure. (Dom Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange, “On Royal Government: translated by Andrew Strain, On Royal Government)
Perhaps the events unfolding before our very eyes will be used by Our Lord, Christ the King, to bring about the coming of the Great French Monarch who will unite men around the standard of the Holy Faith and who will do battle with Antichrist before he is killed, thus preparing the way for the final battle between Our Lord Himself and the great deceiver. However, it is my own personal belief that there will have to be many more chastisements have to take place before we the great French monarch comes forward. The current circumstances, however, do show us very clearly that the anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity is capable only of producing disorder and of being led by people who are utterly unable to see the events of the world in light of First and Last Things.
Someone who is very knowledgeable, which I am not, about the apparitions of Our Lady of Garabandal in Spain has said that one of the seers at this apparition in 1961 explained that the great sign or miracle that Our Lady promised would occur would be presaged by the closure of Catholic church doors and the closure of borders. One wonders. One wonders.
God will not be mocked, and it is not to denigrate the suffering of those have had China Virus or are suffering from it at present to acknowledge the simple truth that Our Lord visits chastisements upon everyone indiscriminately to call them to repentance. He knows what is best for us and that the graces He won for us during His Passion and Death on the wood of the Holy Cross are sufficient for us to endure and even to prosper in the midst of all suffering, which we must accept with joy and gratitude as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Although this manufactured crisis is certainly being exploited by leaders in the United States of America and around the world to their own maximum benefits, nations can never be made “safe” from any threats to public health and safety when people sin unrepentantly and, quite indeed, are defiant in their mockery of all that is true and in their arrogant celebration of that which brings disorder into their own lives and thus spread a pandemic of spiritual diseases throughout the world, sin.
The only way out of a pandemic, whether real, manufactured or hyped to justify the sort of tactics undertaken in totalitarian states, is prayer, especially to the Mother of God through her Most Holy Rosary, sacrifice, fasting and almsgiving. All the so-called “social distancing” and “shelter-in-place” rules in the United States of America and the rest of the world can never stop God from using a humanly engineered virus that has killed far fewer people that ordinary influenza as a means of chastising men until they repent.
Having experienced how quickly people are willing to protect their bodily health while giving little or no consideration to the health of their immortal souls, the statists in charge of one country after another will stop at nothing in the future to impose even greater restrictions to keep us “safe” and “healthy.” This whole crisis is all about conditioning the masses to believe the “experts” uncritically and to put bodily health above all else without giving any thought to the sanctification and salvation of their immortal souls. Such is a recipe that will bring us ever closer to the coming of Antichrist as this deceiver will come forth at a time when most people in the world will be clamoring for a restoration of “order” out the chaos that has been created over the past five centuries following Martin Luther’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that has been evangelized by the combined forces of Judeo-Masonry.
One does not need to be a mystic, which I am not (!), to understand that the events of the last few months are meant to instruct us about the necessity of praying for the abolition of the fear-consumed conciliar church, its false religion and false liturgical rites and for the restoration of a true pope on the Throne of Saint Peter to usher in the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
The civil state has displaced Holy Mother Church in the eyes of most people. However, this situation is only temporary. We must simply beg Our Lady for the graces to persevere until the end.
The statists will lose in the end.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary will be triumphant.
Permanent, Undisguised and Unapologetic Health Rationing is Here to Stay
One of the most troubling aspects of the nonstop hyperventilation over the China Virus is the extent to which those in the global deathcare community are openly admitting to “triaging” and/or rationing the treatment of those afflicted with virus according to their age and condition. This admission is contained even in California Public Health Director’s order that accompanying order to Gavin Newson’s statewide lockdown mandate and has been made very openly by an Israeli physician working in northern Italy:
Italy has suffered more coronavirus-related fatalities than China, with 4,825 confirmed deaths and 5,000 confirmed patients in the last 24 hours, Channel 12 reported on Sunday.
Israeli M.D. Gai Peleg, who is currently working to save lives in Parma, Italy, told Channel 12 that things are only getting worse as the number of patients keeps growing.
As his department receives coronavirus patients who are terminally ill, the focus is to allow patients to meet loved ones and communicate with them during their last moments despite the quarantine regulations. Other reports claim that, as the number of dead increases, some families find themselves unable to secure a proper burial for their loved ones.
Peleg said that, from what he sees and hears in the hospital, the instructions are not to offer access to artificial respiratory machines to patients over 60, as such machines are limited in number.
Israel is currently purchasing thousands of respiratory machines, and they are supposed to arrive in the country by mid-May. On Saturday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is using every means it has to secure medical equipment to help patients during the pandemic.
He added that all health services in the world face shortages due to the rapid and unexpected nature of the COVID-19 outbreak. (Israeli Doctor in Italy: We No Longer Help Those Over Sixty.)
As has been reported on this site constantly since its inception, the medical industry has been rationing healthcare for a long time. So-called Health Maintenance Organizations and many insurance companies rationed coverage for certain treatments and procedures for those over a certain age or for whom treatment was judged to be cost “inefficient” long before countries such as physicians in The Netherlands began to make to “euthanize” the useless, the unwanted and the deformed.
This is what I wrote in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos on February 6, 2001:
The Netherlands has replaced Germany as the world’s leading laboratory for social engineering. The recent decision of the Dutch to “legalize” the killing of the elderly and the infirm and the chronically ill is simply the logical result of a set of forces that the Netherlands became home to following the defeat of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich in May 1945.
The unification of the Germanic states into a single country as a result of Prussia’s victory in the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 ushered in the triumph of social engineering in northern Europe’s industrial and economic giant. Masterminded by Otto von Bismarck, the “Iron Chancellor,” the social engineering that began in Germany during the Kulturkampf sought to create a brave new world where people would become more and more dependent upon the beneficence of the state. Bismarck knew that one of the ways to solidify political power was to create a sense of dependence on the part of the citizenry, who would become convinced that it was impossible for them to live their lives without the direction and largesse of government bureaucrats.
Bismarck’s Kulturkampf, which started off as a direct assault upon the Catholic Church (viewed by Bismarck as an obstacle to the social and economic advancement of human society), occurred at a time when two complementary schools of thought were coming to the fore: Darwinian evolutionism and the historical-critical method of Scriptural exegesis. The latter was designed by Protestant Scripture scholars in Germany as a means of “demythologizing” Scripture, a goal that dovetailed neatly with the agendas both of the Darwinians and of Hegelian philosophers who were intent on creating the illusion of change in the very nature of God Himself. The old way of religion had to yield to the new ways of progress and social advancement. And that social advancement would entail, among other things, the discarding of those who were economically unproductive and thus relatively useless for the life of society.
Bismarck was not as aggressive as his successors in Germany would be during the period of the Weimar Republic (1919-1933). However, he laid the groundwork for the sterilization and euthanasia policies that would be the hallmarks of both Weimar and the Third Reich. One of Bismarck’s principal legacies was the establishment of the modern welfare state, paving the way not only for the Weimar democrats and Hitler but also for V.I. Lenin and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Social Security was the crown jewel of Bismarck’s welfare state. For Bismarck desired to create a world where grown children believed that they were relieved of the natural-law responsibility to care for their elderly parents when they became incapable of caring for themselves. He wanted to rally the elderly to his side by making it appear as though he was their friend — and he wanted to do the same with the young, convincing them that he had made it possible for them to live a more comfortable life materially by relieving them of the “burden” of providing for their parents (never mind the nasty little fact that confiscatory taxes were used to pay for Social Security). Thus, Bismarck sought to pit generations against each other in preparation for the day when those who were retired could be deemed useless to society and thus worthy of liquidation. Bismarck relied upon the German traits of obedience to authority as the means by which he could convince the public that he, their chancellor, knew best.
Social scientists and natural scientists had a field day in Germany during the Weimar Republic. Yes, democratic Germany was home to scores of biological and eugenic experimentations. Science is a tool given us by God to use as a means of assisting the legitimate development of human progress in the natural world. Absent the direction provided it by the true Church, however, science can become a terrible weapon of destruction and of maniacal social and biological engineering. Thus, the fuller development in the Third Reich of the monstrous policies pursued during the Weimar Republic was quite logical. In 1939, the German populace quite docilely accepted Hitler’s implementation of the wholesale extermination of the retarded and infirm. Germans had become used to the principle that the state knew best. Only Clemens von Galen, the Bishop of Munster, had the courage to speak out publicly against Hitler’s eugenics policies.
(Obviously, Lenin and Stalin were playing their own monstrous games in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Psychiatry there became a tool of political reprogramming and raw terror. Social engineering is the very foundation of Marxism’s own brave new world. And the fact that the Bolsheviks had plenty of defenders in the West helps explain the triumph of the spirit of Bolshevism in almost every country in Western Europe, as well as in Canada and the United States.)
In the West, social engineering fell into a bit of disrepute in the wake of the Nuremberg Trials that followed World War II. However, in the Netherlands the groundwork was quietly being laid for a recrudescence of the utilitarianism that was the essence of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. The social engineers and eugenicists had taken over the Dutch universities and hospitals and laboratories. The positivists held sway in the courts and in the Staaten, the Dutch national legislature. And Modernists populated much of the Dutch Catholic hierarchy. Indeed, Modernist Dutch theologians even produced a best-selling catechism that was essentially a defense of the very trends developing in the Netherlands in the 1960s.
In that decade, the Netherlands became a playground for hallucinogenic drug use and promiscuity. It was one of the first nations in Europe to embrace every single bit of the sodomite agenda. And it is so radically pro-abortion that it is now the de facto policy in the Netherlands to permit parents to euthanize their newborn child up to a year after his birth, thus giving them from the moment of fertilization to one year after birth to take a crack at the fruit of their conjugal love. And it has been the de facto policy of the Dutch for some time to permit physicians to dispatch patients who are deemed to have outlived their usefulness in society (too old, too sick, too costly to maintain). What was once de facto is now de jure. Although no doctors in the Netherlands have been prosecuted for doing what was once technically illegal, they can now kill their patients with legal impunity.
As I have noted on a number of occasions, arguing against euthanasia on purely natural terms is no defense against the power of sentimentality to trump rational thought. A culture of well-being seeks to anesthetize pain and all other unpleasant realities. Why should a person suffer when the truth of redemptive suffering is rejected as either fantastic or as just simply unrealistic in our modern world? Those who believe that it is possible to combat the “mercy killers” with naturalistic arguments are as delusional as those who believe that a person who supports one abortion as a matter of principle is a defender of the sanctity of innocent human life.
Human suffering is one of the many consequences of Original Sin. Indeed, physical suffering and death are two of the very tangible consequences of Original Sin, as well as of our own actual sins. It is only the Catholic Faith that teaches the full truth concerning human suffering. And it is a rejection of the Catholic teaching on human suffering that has permitted sentimentality to triumph so mightily in the world, even among many Catholics who attend Mass every Sunday.
The Church teaches us that no suffering is beyond our capacity to bear by means of the graces won for us by the shedding of our Lord’s Most Precious Blood on Calvary. Further, the Church teaches us that no human suffering — no matter how intense — is the equal of the pain that just one of our venial sins imposed upon our Lord in His Sacred Humanity on the wood of the Holy Cross. And she teaches us that our patient endurance of the sufferings we experience in our lifetimes can be the means by which we help the Poor Souls in Purgatory make satisfaction for the debt we owe as a result of our forgiven sins (and our general attachment to sin), and the means by which we can give exemplary witness to the world of the fact that we unite our sufferings with those of our Blessed Lord. Indeed, our patient endurance of suffering is one of the ways we prove our love for our Lord. Knowing that our Lord never permits us to endure any suffering beyond our capacity to endure equips us with the knowledge that the more suffering we are sent, the more we receive a sign of His love for us, that He expects us to do great things for Him and His Church by becoming co-redeemers of the world with Him.
A rejection of those simple truths results in the tyranny of the social engineers and the bioethicists (who don’t practice true biology and are not very ethical). Why not kill “unwanted” babies? Why not kill those who suffer? Why not clone yourself? Why not conceive a child in order to kill it and use its body parts to aid someone with Parkinson’s Disease? Why can’t a woman who is sterile conceive a child by means of in vitro fertilization? Why can’t two people of the same gender who “love” one another get “married”? What’s wrong with surrogate motherhood? Why can’t we use genetics to pick the sort of child we want? The very people who reject the authority of the Church in those matters look to secular “experts” to provide them with guidance, ironically conferring on those pseudo-experts a spirit of infallibility that is rejected as belonging to the Successor of Saint Peter and the bishops who are in full communion with him.
The Netherlands goes first where other nations follow. That has been true both ecclesiastically and civilly. Look for Canada to follow the Dutch lead before too long. And the state of Oregon is already the de jure euthanasia pioneer in the United States. The actual de facto practice in most hospitals in most places in this country is pretty much the same as it has been in the Netherlands. Doctors are liberally dispatching people as a matter of routine, making decisions that certain people have simply outlived their usefulness. That is over and above the instances where poorly formed people (or their families) actually ask to be killed. No, there are all types of “mysterious” deaths in hospitals these days as doctors and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) play God and make cost-benefit analyses as to a person’s “worth.”
It is no accident that the Netherlands is one of the leaders in utilitarian social engineering. At one time under the control of Catholic Spain, the Netherlands, like some other nations of Europe, eventually fell under the sway of Lutheranism and Calvinism. The Netherlands has long been home to relativists. After all, an essential tenet of Protestantism is that a person is saved if he makes a confession of faith in our Lord with his lips and in his heart. Nothing else matters after that profession of faith is made. There is no room for a theology of redemptive suffering in such a belief system. Protestantism rejects Purgatory as un-Scriptural. It contends that we do not prove our faith by good works. And it rejects the simple truth that we gain merit for our good works, merit that can be applied to the Poor Souls in Purgatory and help make expiation for the debt we owe our own forgiven sins. Why not annihilate yourself when pain becomes too severe? A “loving” God would understand that, wouldn’t He?
There are only two weapons that can stop the advance of the brave new world that has been evolving since the time of the Renaissance and the Protestant Revolt: the Cross of the Divine Redeemer and His Most Blessed Mother's Holy Rosary.
When are we going to learn that we cannot fight the errors of Modernity culture of death without the weapon that brought us the possibility of eternal life and the one that Our Lady gave to Saint Dominic and which she implored us at Fatima to pray daily. (From: “Land of Windmills and Murder,” Christ or Chaos printed journal, February 6, 2001.)
It a mere eleven years thereafter for physicians in The Netherlands became emboldened to claim that a newborn child was only a “potential” human being, thus preparing the way for the likes of Andrew Mark Cuomo, Ralph Northam and others. Here is a news report at the time in 2013, which was included in "Open Season on Mankind," that appeared on this site seven years ago (the news report, which is double-indented, is followed by some of my own commentary in the aforementioned article, which is single-indented):
The article, published in the Journal of Medical Ethics, says newborn babies are not “actual persons” and do not have a “moral right to life”. The academics also argue that parents should be able to have their baby killed if it turns out to be disabled when it is born.
The journal’s editor, Prof Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, said the article's authors had received death threats since publishing the article. He said those who made abusive and threatening posts about the study were “fanatics opposed to the very values of a liberal society”.
The article, entitled “After-birth abortion: Why should the baby live?”, was written by two of Prof Savulescu’s former associates, Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva.
They argued: “The moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.”
Rather than being “actual persons”, newborns were “potential persons”. They explained: “Both a fetus and a newborn certainly are human beings and potential persons, but neither is a ‘person’ in the sense of ‘subject of a moral right to life’.
“We take ‘person’ to mean an individual who is capable of attributing to her own existence some (at least) basic value such that being deprived of this existence represents a loss to her.”
As such they argued it was “not possible to damage a newborn by preventing her from developing the potentiality to become a person in the morally relevant sense”.
The authors therefore concluded that “what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled”.
They also argued that parents should be able to have the baby killed if it turned out to be disabled without their knowing before birth, for example citing that “only the 64 per cent of Down’s syndrome cases” in Europe are diagnosed by prenatal testing.
Once such children were born there was “no choice for the parents but to keep the child”, they wrote.
“To bring up such children might be an unbearable burden on the family and on society as a whole, when the state economically provides for their care.”
However, they did not argue that some baby killings were more justifiable than others – their fundamental point was that, morally, there was no difference to abortion as already practised.
They preferred to use the phrase “after-birth abortion” rather than “infanticide” to “emphasise that the moral status of the individual killed is comparable with that of a fetus”. (Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say.)
A Catholic knows that there is indeed no difference between killing a baby in the womb, no matter how young in his development he may be, and the direct, intentional killing of any innocent human being at any point after birth. The Fifth Commandment admits of no exceptions. No one who says he supports a single, solitary "exception" to the absolute inviolability of innocent human life is not "pro-life" and can never be referred to as such. This is why it is laughable to believe that any naturalist of the false opposite of the "right" is going to produce "results" for a "better," more "prosperous" world, especially when he believes that the civil law can sanction the deliberate taking of any innocent human life as does the man who will be the Republican Party's presidential nominee this year, Willard Mitt Romney. It is madness to believe such a thing. Madness.
Yes, my good and few readers, anyone who makes any exception to the inviolability of innocent human life, no matter the means, whether chemical or surgical, used or the justification attempted, will do nothing but see the entire life issue as a distraction not worth "setting his hair on fire" for in order to "excite" the few voters who adhere to his brand of naturalism. The tide in favor of "after birth abortion" among certain ethicists in England will wash ashore here 'ere long as the pantheists who want to "go green" and worship the dirt from which we are made and to which we must return until the General Resurrection on the Last Day continue to shed the blood of innocent human beings as they indulge themselves in their bread and circuses. (From: Open Season On Mankind, March 4, 2012.)
Additionally, of course, readers of this site should be very familiar with the completely documented fact that “death panels” are part of ObamaDeathCare and existed over a decade before that monstrous takeover of the American medical industry in various states, most especially in the otherwise mostly free State of Texas, thanks to legislation signed into law by none other than then Governor George Walker Bush.
Readers may recall that the State of Texas, despite being freer than most states, especially with respect to home-schooling and with respect to freedom to do with use one’s property without much in the way of intrusive governmental regulations and oversight, has authorized hospital administrators to appoint a team of healthcare “professionals” to constitute what are, effectively, death panels to determine, regardless of a patient’s advance care directives and/or the express wishes of his relatives, to order the cessation of medical treatment and even the ordinary care given to a living human being. The authorizing statute (TEX HS. CODE ANN. § 166.046) was passed by the Texas State Legislature in 1999 and signed into law by the supposedly “pro-life” governor at the time, a chap who would later place American personnel needlessly into harm’s way in Iraq to overthrow one regime and destabilize that country to the extent that the Islamic Republic of Iran is now able to target the remaining Americans who should not have been put there to begin with, George Walker Bush, authorizing hospital administrators to override a patient’s directives to his physicians concerning healthcare decisions:
(a) If an attending physician refuses to honor a patient's advance directive or a health care or treatment decision made by or on behalf of a patient, the physician's refusal shall be reviewed by an ethics or medical committee. The attending physician may not be a member of that committee. The patient shall be given life-sustaining treatment during the review.
(b) The patient or the person responsible for the health care decisions of the individual who has made the decision regarding the directive or treatment decision:
(1) may be given a written description of the ethics or medical committee review process and any other policies and procedures related to this section adopted by the health care facility;
(2) shall be informed of the committee review process not less than 48 hours before the meeting called to discuss the patient's directive, unless the time period is waived by mutual agreement;
(3) at the time of being so informed, shall be provided:
(A) a copy of the appropriate statement set forth in Section 166.052; and
(B) a copy of the registry list of health care providers and referral groups that have volunteered their readiness to consider accepting transfer or to assist in locating a provider willing to accept transfer that is posted on the website maintained by the Texas Health Care Information Council under Section 166.053; and
(4) is entitled to:
(A) attend the meeting; and
(B) receive a written explanation of the decision reached during the review process.
(c) The written explanation required by Subsection (b)(2)(B) must be included in the patient's medical record.
(d) If the attending physician, the patient, or the person responsible for the health care decisions of the individual does not agree with the decision reached during the review process under Subsection (b), the physician shall make a reasonable effort to transfer the patient to a physician who is willing to comply with the directive. If the patient is a patient in a health care facility, the facility's personnel shall assist the physician in arranging the patient's transfer to:
(1) another physician;
(2) an alternative care setting within that facility; or
(3) another facility.
(e) If the patient or the person responsible for the health care decisions of the patient is requesting life-sustaining treatment that the attending physician has decided and the review process has affirmed is inappropriate treatment, the patient shall be given available life-sustaining treatment pending transfer under Subsection (d). The patient is responsible for any costs incurred in transferring the patient to another facility. The physician and the health care facility are not obligated to provide life-sustaining treatment after the 10th day after the written decision required under Subsection (b) is provided to the patient or the person responsible for the health care decisions of the patient unless ordered to do so under Subsection (g).
(e-1) If during a previous admission to a facility a patient's attending physician and the review process under Subsection (b) have determined that life-sustaining treatment is inappropriate, and the patient is readmitted to the same facility within six months from the date of the decision reached during the review process conducted upon the previous admission, Subsections (b) through (e) need not be followed if the patient's attending physician and a consulting physician who is a member of the ethics or medical committee of the facility document on the patient's readmission that the patient's condition either has not improved or has deteriorated since the review process was conducted.
(f) Life-sustaining treatment under this section may not be entered in the patient's medical record as medically unnecessary treatment until the time period provided under Subsection (e) has expired.
(g) At the request of the patient or the person responsible for the health care decisions of the patient, the appropriate district or county court shall extend the time period provided under Subsection (e) only if the court finds, by a preponderance of the evidence, that there is a reasonable expectation that a physician or health care facility that will honor the patient's directive will be found if the time extension is granted.
(h) This section may not be construed to impose an obligation on a facility or a home and community support services agency licensed under Chapter 142 or similar organization that is beyond the scope of the services or resources of the facility or agency. This section does not apply to hospice services provided by a home and community support services agency licensed under Chapter 142. (As found at Advanced Directives Act.)
In other words, you see, it is up to a patient or his surrogate to find another facility that is willing to following his directives within ten days of a review board’s decision to uphold his physician’s refusal to honor those directives. A sick or injured human being then must play a contemporary version of Beat the Clock to save his life. A world governed by Catholic principles would feature physicians who strove to heal their patients. Our own Protestant and Judeo-Masonic world features devils masquerading as physicians who strive to find every pretext imaginable to avoid giving ordinary care to patients they deem worthy of death.
Scores of human beings are being consigned to liquidation by death panels without family members uttering a word of protest. After all, most Americans have been taught that the “doctor is always right,” serving as bobble-head dolls to the high priests and priestesses of medicine and Big Pharma. It is only when a patient and/or his family objects to decisions made by Modernity’s body-snatchers that a particular case makes headlines. Very few patients or their families actually do object, which is why cases such as Tinslee Lewis’s make the news.
In reality, of course, every hospital and but a very miniscule handful of nursing homes and “assisted living centers” base decisions about medical treatment on purely utilitarian grounds of subjective judgments about who is considered to be “fit” enough and who is said to be “better off” with “compassionate care,” meaning that someone whose “quality of life” is judged to be in “decline” and/or who has a chronic or terminally ill condition must be convinced by a “team” of healthcare professions (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and chaplains) to sign off on his execution, whether gradually or more immediately, by a combination of “comfort” drugs, including morphine and Atavin, that are designed to stop his heart.
As noted in Chronicling the Adversary's Global Takeover of the Healthcare Industry nearly three years ago:
In other words, utilitarianism is now “hard wired,” if you will, into the very fabric of the American healthcare industry. The Hippocratic Oath’s injunction to do no harm” has been replaced by an effort to carefully prepare an unsuspecting human being to accept a course of “treatment” that will conclude with his death. Such a course of “treatment,” of course, is offered by a “compassionate” “inter-disciplinary team” of “professionals” in white coats while clergymen of one sort or another assure them that “everything” is being done for them:
The palliative care team helps develop relationships. It is designed to promote and then help implement advance care planning. The team communicates risks and benefits of various "treatments" with an emphasis on “realistic” expectations, discusses the patient’s concerns—all with the objective of helping the patient develop goals of care. The underlying problem is that they emphasize supportive rather than “real” medical services, and they base their analysis on a quality of life index. The palliative care team will insert itself into the family dynamic and try to bring consensus that it is time to “let go”!
Under the direction of Dr. Diane Meier CAPC has become a well-oiled training and marketing machine. Among its projects was to develop a list of triggers for recommending palliative care consultation in the presence of a serious or chronic illness. This is an all-encompassing list that considers not only the medical state of the patient but the dynamic between the patient and the physician and also the family relationships. Several of those triggers indicate clearly how the new palliative care does not wait to enter at the end of life like it used to! The universe of hospitals and other care facilities presently under the influence of this new palliative care where a patient care team can be found, and the list of triggers for adult and pediatric patients to be referred for a palliative care consult is available at www.getpalliativecare.org. Practically everyone and their cousin will qualify. Here are a few examples of the triggers:
Declining ability to complete activities of daily living
Difficult to control physical or emotional symptoms related to serious medical illness
Patient, family or physician uncertainty regarding prognosis
Patient, family or physician uncertainty regarding goals of care
Patient or family requests for futile care
DNR order conflicts
Use of tube feeding in cognitively impaired or seriously ill patients
Limited social support and a serious illness (e.g., homeless, chronic mental illness
Patient, family or physician request for information regarding hospice appropriateness
Patient or family psychological or spiritual distress
These triggers will introduce the palliative care process into patient populations which may be declining but are not dying. Note especially that those with limited social support and/or declining abilities are identified as ripe for palliative care. (Institutionalizing Death by Palliative Care.)
These are facts. To ignore these facts is to make oneself and one’s relatives vulnerable to a highly-sophisticated program of mental and emotional manipulation whereby one becomes conditioned to accepting the word of the “experts” as to what is in their best interests. Patients and their relatives are accepted to sign on the dotted line upon the “recommendation” of the “professionals,” whose word must be taken at face value because the legal forms put in front of patients contain all manner of code words that enable them to be killed:
Not enough people signing living wills? Enter the POLST or MOLST, a living will with teeth. Once it is completed, all medical personnel must obey it. The Physician’s Order for Life Sustaining Treatment has been crafted to scare and intimidate patients from acute surgical or medical care using technical medical jargon and through persons trained to present the document or via video. Moreover, the creators of such forms nowhere include food and water under comfort care or any other level of care for that matter. They bend over backwards to make the form more clinical and sterile. In later iterations they prefer the wording Comfort-Focused Treatment over Comfort Care. Has caring become anathema? How voluntary is the from when a patient is being manipulated to sign it and nudged to check the boxes that they will hasten their death? The designers use words like natural death as a moving target placing them where they will best steer the patient toward refusing treatment.
Food and water provided in any manner provided in any manner are merely ordinary care but the POLST creators make it medical care to induce withholding of essential for life. They even propose a trial period! Why would anyone who can eat and drink suddenly stop because they surpassed the trial period on the form? There is no goal for the trial period and there are no parameters to continue it or discontinue it. (Institutionalizing Death by Palliative Care.)
This is entirely correct. Those who believe that the provision of food and water, no matter how they are administered, to a human being is somehow “extraordinary” “medical care” have permitted themselves to become duped by the propaganda that has been spread by the Soros and Robert Wood Johnson foundation axis of evil that has sought to make the natural and necessary seem to be unnatural and extraordinary.
To amplify this point, we know of several recent cases in which relatives have asked for their hospitalized loved ones to be permitted to have a drink of water only to be told by the "experts" that doing so would "prolong" the process. What process? The process of causing their death by means of starvation and dehydration and is aided by the use of heavy sedation designed to stop their hearts from beating when the pain of the hunger and thirst becomes intolerabe to bear.
Natural death means whatever the merchants of death want it to be any given time during the course of their “caring” for a patient and his relatives to help them “accept” what they have made inevitable and which they can justify legally by having secure “informed consent”:
These forms, when introduced and completed by other parties, create a wedge between patients and their doctors. These forms fail informed consent when all the variables surrounding a future medical condition are unknown. These forms lack a conscience clause for health care professionals who may have concerns about medical orders they are asked to fulfill. Many states don’t even require that the patient sign the form! In Oregon, it’s only recommended that the patient sign it. See the enclosed Oregon POLST. Later in some versions they dispensed with the word recommended altogether. (Institutionalizing Death by Palliative Care.).
The communitarian nature of the organized system of death that has been institutionalized into of American healthcare industry. This system of death was incorporated into the Robert Wood Foundation’s grant to Last Act, which is an organization that was created to organize a network of various healthcare “communities” into a “groupthink” ideology that was to become the sole basis of “palliative care.” (Excerpted from Chronicling the Adversary's Global Takeover of the Healthcare Industry.)
The China/Chinese/Coronavirus has provided the medical industry with the opportunity to abandon the usual “team” effort because of the alleged “necessity” of immediate, on-the-spot decisions about who to treat and who to let die or, more commonly, to simply provide “compassionate care” because they judge the person to be incapable of recovering. This has led many facilities to ignore advance health care directives that prohibit “do not resuscitate” orders from being used so that the “more likely to recover” can be given careful attention:
Hospitals on the front lines of the pandemic are engaged in a heated private debate over a calculation few have encountered in their lifetimes - how to weigh the “save at all costs” approach to resuscitating a dying patient against the real danger of exposing doctors and nurses to the contagion of coronavirus.
The conversations are driven by the realization that the risk to staff amid dwindling stores of protective equipment - such as masks, gowns and gloves - may be too great to justify the conventional response when a patient "codes," and their heart or breathing stops.
Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has been discussing a universal do-not-resuscitate policy for infected patients, regardless of the wishes of the patient or their family members - a wrenching decision to prioritize the lives of the many over the one.
Richard Wunderink, one of Northwestern's intensive-care medical directors, said hospital administrators have asked Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for help in clarifying state law and whether it permits the policy shift.
"It's a major concern for everyone," he said. "This is something about which we have had lots of communication with families, and I think they are very aware of the grave circumstances."
Officials at George Washington University Hospital in Washington say they have had similar conversations, but for now will continue to resuscitate covid-19 patients using modified procedures, such as putting plastic sheeting over the patient to create a barrier. The University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, one of the country's major hot spots for infections, is dealing with the problem by severely limiting the number of responders to a contagious patient in cardiac or respiratory arrest.
Several large hospital systems - Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks - are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the risk to doctors and nurses, or a shortage of protective equipment, say ethicists and doctors involved in those conversations. But they would stop short of imposing a do-not-resuscitate order on every coronavirus patient. The companies declined to comment.
Lewis Kaplan, president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a University of Pennsylvania surgeon, described how colleagues at different institutions are sharing draft policies to address their changed reality.
"We are now on crisis footing," he said. "What you take as first-come, first-served, no-holds-barred, everything-that-is-available-should-be-applied medicine is not where we are. We are now facing some difficult choices in how we apply medical resources - including staff."
The new protocols are part of a larger rationing of lifesaving procedures and equipment - including ventilators - that is quickly become a reality here as in other parts of the world battling the virus. The concerns are not just about health-care workers getting sick but also about them potentially carrying the virus to other patients in the hospital.
Several large hospital systems - Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Geisinger in Pennsylvania and regional Kaiser Permanente networks - are looking at guidelines that would allow doctors to override the wishes of the coronavirus patient or family members on a case-by-case basis due to the risk to doctors and nurses, or a shortage of protective equipment, say ethicists and doctors involved in those conversations. But they would stop short of imposing a do-not-resuscitate order on every coronavirus patient. The companies declined to comment.
Lewis Kaplan, president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a University of Pennsylvania surgeon, described how colleagues at different institutions are sharing draft policies to address their changed reality.
"We are now on crisis footing," he said. "What you take as first-come, first-served, no-holds-barred, everything-that-is-available-should-be-applied medicine is not where we are. We are now facing some difficult choices in how we apply medical resources - including staff."
The new protocols are part of a larger rationing of lifesaving procedures and equipment - including ventilators - that is quickly become a reality here as in other parts of the world battling the virus. The concerns are not just about health-care workers getting sick but also about them potentially carrying the virus to other patients in the hospital.
Health-care providers are bound by oath - and in some states, by law - to do everything they can within the bounds of modern technology to save a patient's life, absent an order, such as a DNR, to do otherwise. But as cases mount amid a national shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, hospitals are beginning to implement emergency measures that will either minimize, modify or completely stop the use of certain procedures on patients with covid-19.
Some of the most anxiety-provoking minutes in a health-care worker's day involve participating in procedures that send virus-laced droplets from a patient's airways all over the room.
These include endoscopies, bronchoscopes and other procedures in which tubes or cameras are sent down the throat and are routine in ICUs to look for bleeds or examine the inside of the lungs.
Changing or eliminating those protocols is likely to decrease some patients' chances for survival. But hospital administrators and doctors say the measures are necessary to save the most lives.
The most extreme of these situations is when a patient, in hospital lingo, "codes."
When a code blue alarm is activated, it signals that a patient has gone into cardiopulmonary arrest and typically all available personnel - usually somewhere around eight but sometimes as many as 30 people - rush into the room to begin live-saving procedures without which the person would almost certainly perish.
"It's extremely dangerous in terms of infection risk because it involves multiple bodily fluids," explained one ICU physician in the Midwest, who did not want her name used because she was not authorized to speak by her hospital.
Fred Wyese, an ICU nurse in Muskegon, Michigan, describes it like a storm:
A team of nurses and doctors, trading off every two minutes, begin the chest compressions that are part of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. Someone punctures the neck and arms to access blood vessels to put in new intravenous lines. Someone else grabs a "crash cart" stocked with a variety of lifesaving medications and equipment ranging from epinephrine injectors to a defibrillator to restart the heart.
As soon as possible, a breathing tube will be placed down the throat and the person will be hooked up to a mechanical ventilator. Even in the best of times, a patient who is coding presents an ethical maze; there's often no clear cut answer for when there's still hope and when it's too late.
In the process, heaps of protective equipment are used - often many dozens of gloves, gowns, masks, and more.
Bruno Petinaux, chief medical officer at George Washington University Hospital, said the hospital has had a lot of discussion about how - and whether - to resuscitate covid-19 patients who are coding.
"From a safety perspective you can make the argument that the safest thing is to do nothing," he said. "I don't believe that is necessarily the right approach. So we have decided not to go in that direction. What we are doing is what can be done safely."
However, he said, the decision comes down to a hospital's resources and "every hospital has to assess and evaluate for themselves." It's still early in the outbreak in the Washington, D.C. area, and GW still has sufficient equipment and manpower. Petinaux said he cannot rule out a change in protocol if things get worse.
GW's procedure for responding to coronavirus patients who are coding includes using a machine called a Lucas device, which looks like a bumper, to deliver chest compressions. But the hospital has only two. If the Lucas devices are not readily accessible, doctors and nurses have been told to drape plastic sheeting - the 7-millimeter kind available at Home Depot or Lowe's - over the patient's body to minimize the spread of droplets and then proceed with chest compressions. Because the patient would presumably be on a ventilator, there is no risk of suffocation.
In Washington state which had the nation's first covid-19 cases, UW Medicine's chief medical officer, Tim Dellit, said the decision to send in fewer doctors and nurses to help a coding patient is about "minimizing use of PPE as we go into the surge." He said the hospital is monitoring health-care workers' health closely. So far, the percentage of infections among those tested is less than in the general population, which, he hopes, means their precautions are working.
Bioethicist Scott Halpern at the University of Pennsylvania is the author of one widely circulated model guideline being considered by many hospitals. In an interview, he said a blanket stop to resuscitations for infected patients is too "draconian" and may end up sacrificing a young person who is otherwise in good health. However, health-care workers and limited protective equipment cannot be ignored.
"If we risk their well-being in service of one patient, we detract from the care of future patients, which is unfair," he said.
Halpern's document calls for two physicians, the one directly taking care of a patient and one who is not, to sign off on do-not-resuscitate orders. They must document the reason for the decision, and the family must be informed but does not have to agree.
Wyese, the Michigan ICU nurse, said his own hospital has been thinking about these issues for years but still is unprepared.
"They made us do all kinds of mandatory education and fittings and made it sound like they are prepared," he said. "But when it hits the fan, they don't have the supplies so the plans they had in place aren't working."
Over the weekend, Wyese said, a suspected covid-19 patient was rushed in and put into a negative pressure room to prevent the virus spread. In normal times, a nurse in full hazmat-type gear would sit with the patient to care for him, but there was little equipment to spare. So Wyese had to monitor him from the outside. Before he walked inside, he said, he would have to put on a face shield, N95 mask, and other equipment and slather antibacterial foam on his bald head as the hospital did not have any more head coverings. Only one powered air-purifying respirator or PAPR was available for the room and others nearby that could be used when performing an invasive procedure - but it was 150 feet away.
While he said his hospital's policy still called for a full response to patients whose heart or breathing stopped, he worried any efforts would be challenging, if not futile.
"By the time you get all gowned up and double-gloved the patient is going to be dead," he said. "We are going to be coding dead people. It is a nightmare." (Hospitals Across the United States Consider Universal Do Not Resuscitate Orders for Coronavirus Patients.)
In other words, when in doubt, suspend treatment. The China Virus/Wuhan Virus/Coronavirus/Chinese Virus is providing the perfect excuse for anti-life utilitarians in the global deathcare industry to practice euthanasia after hiding for decades under the ruse of “comfort care,” “palliative care” and other euphemisms (As Coronavirus Hits, Ugly Specter of Euthanasia Rears its Head).
We not only not realize a “return to normal” life when this first wave of coronavirus subsidies before there is a second wave because of its similarities to the chronic effects of malaria in the human being that have plagued Africans for centuries, we are never going to see a return to “normal” healthcare for those judged to be expendable even those so adjudged are wealthy enough to pay for their care without any government or medical insurance benefits. Our civil minders will subject us to periodic “stay at home, stay safe” orders and/or quarantines whenever the next wave of the biologically enhanced and weaponized coronavirus reappear in those subsequent waves of contagious infection.
Mind you, Chinese/China/Coronavirus is causing thousands of people infected with it to develop fibrosis in the lungs that can kill them very rapidly. Some, however, have recovered fully from even the more serious consequences of the disease by a combination of treatments, including the old standby recommend by the late Dr. Linus Pauling and has found a champion in more recent years, Dr. Suzanne Humphries, Vitamin C:
Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state’s largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C — based on promising reports that it’s helped people in hard-hit China, The Post has learned.
Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist and critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island, said his intensive-care patients with the coronavirus immediately receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C.
Identical amounts of the powerful antioxidant are then re-administered three or four times a day, he said.
Each dose is more than 16 times the National Institutes of Health’s daily recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C, which is just 90 milligrams for adult men and 75 milligrams for adult women.
The regimen is based on experimental treatments administered to people with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China, Weber said.
A spokesman for Northwell — which operates 23 hospitals, including Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — said that vitamin C was being “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the system, but noted that medication protocols varied from patient to patient.
“As the clinician decides,” spokesman Jason Molinet said.
About 700 patients are being treated for coronavirus across the hospital network, Molinet said, but it’s unclear how many are getting the vitamin C treatment.
The vitamin C is administered in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics and blood thinners, Weber said.
As of Tuesday, New York hospitals have federal permission to give patients a cocktail of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to desperately ill patients on a “compassionate care” basis.
President Trump has tweeted that the unproven, combination therapy has “a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.”
Weber, 34, said vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection.
“It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,” he said.
A clinical trial into the effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C on coronavirus patients began Feb. 14 at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the pandemic. (New York Hospitals Treating Coronavirus Patients with Vitamin C.)
Ah, but those of us over sixty, sixty-five and seventy may never receive this treatment as we are deemed to be expendable as medicine focuses on subjective decisions made on a purely utilitarian basis that dehumanizes the sick and consigns them to death just because they have reached a certain age. Indeed, decisions that, in effect, “terminate” the lives of many, especially the elderly, who are suffering from the Chinese/China/Coronavirus without informing their relatives of this fact until after their loved one has received the “benefits” of “compassionate care. Here is one such case that was not supposed to make it to the news and that is not understood fully for what is by the woman whose own mother was killed in such a manner:
March 26, 2020, 12:54 p.m. ET
(Reuters) - Debbie de los Angeles woke up on March 3 to two voicemails from nurses at the Seattle-area care home that housed her 85-year-old mother, Twilla Morin.
In the first one, left at 4:15 a.m., a nurse asked a troubling question - whether the “do not resuscitate” instructions for her mother’s end-of-life care were still in force.
“We anticipate that she, too, has coronavirus, and she’s running a fever of 104,” the woman on the recording said. “We do not anticipate her fighting, so we just want to make sure that your goal of care would be just to keep her here and comfortable.”
The nursing home in Kirkland, Washington was dealing with the beginnings of an outbreak that has since been linked to more than 30 deaths. De los Angeles had not yet fully grasped the grave threat; she comforted herself with the thought that her mother had made it through flu outbreaks at the center before.
When she took in the next voicemail, left three hours after the first by a different nurse.
“Hi Debbie, my name is Chelsey … I need to talk to you about your Mom if you could give us a call. Her condition is declining, so if you can call us soon as possible that would be great. Thanks. Bye.”
De los Angeles called the home immediately. Her mom was comfortable, she was told. She did not change the “do not resuscitate” instruction. She wanted to visit, but held off: She is 65, and her husband Bob is 67; both have underlying medical conditions that pose serious risks if they contract coronavirus. She thought they had more time to find the best way to comfort her mother in what might be her final hours.
At 3 a.m. the next morning, Wednesday, March 4, de los Angeles woke up and reached for her phone. Life Care Center had called – leaving another voice message just a few minutes earlier, at 2:39 a.m.
“I know it’s early in the morning but Twilla did pass away at 2:10 because of the unique situation,” the nurse said. “The remains will be picked up from the coroner’s office. They’ve got your contact.”
The “unique situation” has of course become tragically common worldwide, as thousands of families have been separated from their loved ones in the last days before they died in isolation, often after deteriorating quickly. The three voicemails - eerily routine and matter-of-fact - would be de los Angeles’ final connection to her mother. She had gone from knowing relatively little about the threat of COVID-19 to becoming a bereaved daughter in the span of one day.
The hurried voicemails with such sensitive information were one sign of the chaos inside the facility at the time, as nurses worked feverishly to contain the outbreak while residents died from a virus that was just hitting the United States. One of the nurses who called de los Angeles, Chelsey Earnest, had been director of nursing at another Life Care facility and volunteered to come to Kirkland to care for patients through the outbreak. She never expected the disease would cause dozens of deaths and the mass infection of patients and staff.
Earnest worked the night shift, when patients with the disease seemed to struggle the most, and many, like Morin, succumbed to the disease. Infected patients developed a redness in and around their eyes. The center’s phones rang constantly as worried families called for updates. About a third of the center’s 180 staff members started showing symptoms of the disease; the rest started a triage operation.
“There were no protocols,” said Life Care spokesman Tim Killian, as nurses found themselves thrust into a situation more dire than any faced by an elderly care facility “in the history of this country.”
The center’s nurses, he said, would not normally leave such sensitive information about dying relatives in voicemails, but they had little time to do anything else – and did not want anyone to hear about a loved one’s condition in the news before the center could inform them. Outside the home, journalists and family members gathered for the latest scraps of information on the home’s fight against the virus. Many relatives, barred from going inside for safety reasons, stood outside the windows of their loved ones’ rooms, looking at them through the glass as they conversed over the phone.
Leaving the emergency voicemails, Killian said, made “the best of a difficult situation."
From the outside, the messages appear abrupt and impersonal, but may well have been the best or only way to properly notify families in such a crisis, said Ruth Faden, professor of biomedical ethics at John Hopkins University’s Berman Institute of Bioethics. While medical professionals should normally aim to impart such urgent information in person, the circumstances - an overwhelmed staff, dealing with dozens of dying patients - likely made that impossible, she said.
“The way to find out is difficult, always,” Faden said. “What people remember is how much the nurse cared about the person.”
When de Los Angeles heard of her mother’s death in one of those voicemails, she immediately called one of the nurses back, looking for any bits of information about her mother’s final hours. The nurse sounded upset.
“She told me my Mom was one of her favorite people there; she was going to miss seeing my Mom going up and down the hallway in her wheelchair,” de los Angeles said.
They had given her mother morphine and Ativan to keep her calm and comfortable, the nurse told her.
“My Mom was asleep, and then she just went to sleep permanently,” de los Angeles said.
De los Angeles, an only child, aches over not having spoken to her mother before she died. Morin had been a bookkeeper for several companies. De los Angeles fondly remembers doing household chores with her mother on Saturday mornings, then going to the local mall or to Woolworth’s for lunch.
The separation continued even after her mother’s death. De los Angeles telephoned the crematorium where her mother had been taken, as Morin had arranged years earlier, to ask if she could view the body.
“Absolutely not,” the woman told her, out of concern de los Angeles could be infected.
Morin had been tested for coronavirus shortly after she died, on March 4. The results confirmed her coronavirus infection a week later. Soon afterwards, she was cremated.
“We picked up her ashes on Saturday,” she said. “I never saw or spoke to mom. It’s put off the closure.”
It’s also put off the funeral. De los Angeles had planned the ceremony for April 4 - the birthday of her father, who died ten years ago. Her ashes would be placed next to his. But the service will have to wait because Washington’s governor, Jay Inslee, has banned gatherings of 10 people or more.
In the meantime, de los Angeles has worked to make sure her mother’s death certificate records her as a causality of the pandemic. The doctor who signed it did not have confirmed test results showing a COVID-19 infection at the time of her death, de los Angeles said, and listed the cause as “a viral illness, coronary artery disease and a respiratory disorder.” But the doctor has since moved to include coronavirus as a cause, at de los Angeles’ request. (A Message That Should Not Have Been Left Gives Insight into Coronavirus Care.)
As noted just above, the message left for Mrs. de los Angeles about her mother’s “compassionate care” was not supposed to have been made as her mother was listed as a “victim” of the coronavirus when she was the victim of a utilitarian mindset that is being used by do away with many of those who might be able to recover from the disease but, regardless of that, can never have their deaths “expedited” by the medical monsters of Modernity.
The discovery of this article was most Providential as I was going to state a reasoned judgment that many of those who are listed as having died from the China/Chinese/Coronavirus have simply been killed and denied a chance for any kind of legitimate treatment that could have cured them absent finding out about it. The article, which includes the very telling account of how Twilla Morin’s body was cremated immediately as cremation, which the Catholic Church strictly forbids in all but the most extraordinary circumstances, which happens frequently after “palliative care,” especially so-called “home hospice care,” so that no autopsy can be done that can reveal how “hospice care” killed someone with a “cocktail” of poisons specifically chosen to effect his death.
Indeed, Dr. Anthony Fauci noted in the daily presidential press briefing on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, that, in addition to the use of existing vaccines and the development of new ones, the Federal government is also developing new drugs to be administered as part of “compassionate care.” This is serious. Very serious. The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases admitted openly that “compassionate care” is being administered, and he did do without batting an eyelash as he, despite all his earnestness and expertise, has accepted the “palliative care” protocols of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation the Soros Foundation without any reservation, qualification or hesitation. We are cooked, my friends. Cooked.
In other words, it is my judgment that the number of actual deaths, especially those in nursing homes, caused by the China/Chinese/Coronavirus may be a whole lot lower than what is being reported by the mainslime media. At least one man killed by an automobile accident several weeks ago was listed as a victim of “coronavirus” as was a man who died after falling down a flight of stairs in his house. We know of at least one elderly person who suffered a fall and was taken to an emergency room, where he is now being given “comfort care” after having been diagnosed with the China Virus.
Moreover, a paramedic with the City of New York Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has admitted that he is transporting China/Chinese/Wuhan/Coronavirus victims to die:
“We’re pretty much bringing patients to the hospital to die.”
That’s how city paramedic Megan Pfeiffer summed up the increasingly grim local coronavirus situation to The Post, while described her grueling work as a first-line emergency worker treating patients in Queens while responding to 911 calls.
“It’s been crazy the past few days,” Pfeiffer, 31, told The Post on Monday night. “We know what we signed up for – though we didn’t expect this. It’s very straining. We’re all exhausted.”
Pfeiffer, an FDNY paramedic since 2013, is assigned to Jamaica Station 50 — and says COVID-19 now makes up the largest number of 911 calls she handles.
“There are a lot of really sick people. Others are panicked, and as soon as they have symptoms, they call us. Some have fever, some have shortness of breath,” Pfeiffer said.
“The hospitals in Queens I go to are totally full,” she said.
Pfeiffer recalled recently bringing a patient in cardiac arrest to New York Presbyterian Queens hospital in Flushing and the person was immediately admitted and put on the last ventilator available in the intensive-care unit.
While older people infected with COVID-19 tend to be seriously ill, she said, she was struck by how many younger adults she treats who end up in the hospital ward.
“It’s like battlefield triage right now. There are 20- to 40-year-olds being sent to the ICU,” she said.
Her colleagues have described similar horror stories.
Pfeiffer said she and other paramedics have been exposed to so many COVID-19 patients that they’re self-quarantining to avoid infecting family and friends. She said she often sleeps at her work station in Jamaica.
“A lot of people are not going home,” she said.
She and other paramedics and emergency technicians work the ambulance crews that are employed by the city Fire Department’s Emergency Services Division.
FDNY stats show how the coronavirus has ravaged its ambulatory workforce.
About one in four Emergency Services workers – or 23 percent – is currently on medical leave for COVID-19 illnesses and other injuries. That’s 2,800 ambulance workers.
A total of 282 FDNY members – EMS firefighters and civilians – have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Oren Barzilay, head of paramedics union Local 2507 who represents EMS workers, said the coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on his members.
“It’s really heart-wrenching work. It’s going into a house and not knowing what to expect,” Barzilay said.
“We’re taking sick people to the hospitals not knowing if they’re going to come out alive or not. They’re working in a war zone. Not even on Sept.11 did I see this many refrigerated trailers used to store bodies outside hospitals.”
He said there are EMS units where nearly all of the workers are sick.
Yes, subjective judgments are being made about killing people with “compassionate” care and/or just letting them die as this is being written. This is monstrous, and it is all the result of the Protestant Revolution’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that has been accepted and embraced by the Modernists of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
Let me remind you of these solemn words uttered by Bishop Clemens von Galen during Holy Mass in Saint Lambert's Church, Munster, Germany, on August 3, 1941:
No: We are concerned with men and women, our fellow creatures, our brothers and sisters! Poor human beings, ill human beings, they are unproductive, if you will. But does that mean that they have lost the right to live? Have you, have I, the right to live only so long as we are productive, so long as we are recognised by others as productive?
If the principle that men is entitled to kill his unproductive fellow-man is established and applied, then woe betide all of us when we become aged and infirm! If it is legitimate to kill unproductive members of the community, woe betide the disabled who have sacrificed their health or their limbs in the productive process! If unproductive men and women can be disposed of by violent means, woe betide our brave soldiers who return home with major disabilities as cripples, as invalids! If it is once admitted that men have the right to kill “unproductive” fellow-men even though it is at present applied only to poor and defenceless mentally ill patients” then the way is open for the murder of all unproductive men and women: the incurably ill, the handicapped who are unable to work, those disabled in industry or war. The way is open, indeed, for the murder of all of us when we become old and infirm and therefore unproductive. Then it will require only a secret order to be issued that the procedure which has been tried and tested with the mentally ill should be extended to other “unproductive” persons, that it should also be applied to those suffering from incurable tuberculosis, the aged and infirm, persons disabled in industry, soldiers with disabling injuries!
Then no man will be safe: some committee or other will be able to put him on the list of “unproductive” persons, who in their judgment have become “unworthy to live”. And there will be no police to protect him, no court to avenge his murder and bring his murderers to justice.
Who could then have any confidence in a doctor? He might report a patient as unproductive and then be given instructions to kill him! It does not bear thinking of, the moral depravity, the universal mistrust which will spread even in the bosom of the family, if this terrible doctrine is tolerated, accepted and put into practice. Woe betide mankind, woe betide our German people, if the divine commandment, “Thou shalt not kill”, which the Lord proclaimed on Sinai amid thunder and lightning, which God our Creator wrote into man's conscience from the beginning, if this commandment is not merely violated but the violation is tolerated and remains unpunished! (As found in The Bishop of Munster Versus the Nazis. Text also online at: Four Sermons in Defiance of the Nazis.)
Why should anyone take the word of those who believe that the innocent can be killed before death and that it is “merciful” to give people “comfort care” to patients they, in all of their arrogant omniscience, judge to be suffering from a “poor quality of life”?
This is not to say that people are not dying from the biologically weaponized virus. Of course not. However, it is to say that one must be wary when one sees the phrase “coronavirus-related” death as this means that the person was denied proper treatment and/or was “phased out” in a “compassionate” manner, you understand.
However, I do mean to say it is no accident that people, other than celebrities, that is, over the age of sixty who are diagnosed, whether correctly or incorrectly, with the coronavirus are likely be dispatched by the use of “comfort care” here in the United States of America.
In Italy, for example, a one hundred two year old woman was hospitalized and was permitted to do something that is not possible in “medical facilities” here in the United States of America: to recover fully:
A 102-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa after spending more than 20 days in hospital, doctors who treated her and her nephew told CNN.
"We nicknamed her 'Highlander' – the immortal," said doctor Vera Sicbaldi who treated Italica Grondona in the San Martino hospital in Genoa.
"Italica represents a hope for all the elderly facing this pandemic" Sicbaldi added. The average age of those who have tested positive for coronavirus and subsequently died in Italy is 78, according to the country's National Health Institute.
Grondona was hospitalized at the beginning of March for "mild heart failure," Sicbaldi told CNN.
"She only had some mild coronavirus symptoms, so we tested her and she was positive, but we did very little, she recovered on her own," Sicbaldi added.
Doctors say her case impressed them so much that they decided to study it deeper.
"We got serological samples, she is the first patient we know that might have gone through the ‘Spanish flu’ since she was born in 1917," Sicbaldi explained, referring to the 1918/1919 flu pandemic that killed at least 50 million people, worldwide according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Grondona left the hospital on March 26 and will now spend time recovering in a care home. "I don’t know what her secret is, but I know she is a free and independent woman," her nephew Renato Villa Grondona told CNN. (102 year-old Italica Grondona Recovers from the Coronavirus in Italy.)
Please note that the Italian physicians did very little for Italica Grondona.
How many other people in the United States of America are being denied the opportunity given to Italica Grondona?
Health rationing is here to stay, and the Chinese Virus/China Virus/Wuhan Virus/Coronavirus is providing “healthcare” providers to make decisions about killing people without having to resort to the utter smokescreen of the “team,” whose sole goal is to convince a patient and/or his relatives to “let go” and die with “dignity” on “his own terms.” Who needs a “team” when you can play God and make decisions on the spot without the time-consuming business of actually dealing with a patient and/or his relatives?
The situation is so bad that the Texas Conference of “Catholic Bishops” (TCCB) has issued a statement petitioning Texas Governor Gregory Wayne Abbott to waive all regulations relevant and civil penalties imposed upon healthcare workers who decide to “allocate” resources and treatments to those patients most likely to recover, thus consigning the others to a certain death. The conciliar “bishop” of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, Joseph Strickland, was the sole dissenter from the TCCB endorsement of utilitarianism:
AUSTIN, Texas, March 30, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler is the only bishop in Texas to refuse to sign a “Statement on Scarce Healthcare Resources” in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The document by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) was published last Friday. It encourages Greg Abbott, the governor of the Lone Star State, to waive “regulations and statutes which could result in fines, civil liability, and even criminal charges f6for decisions related to the allocation of resources during this declared disaster.”
“Healthcare workers who sacrificially risk their own safety to save their patients’ lives should not have to fear punitive action for making the best possible decisions in extremely difficult situations,” the bishops wrote.
In his refusal to sign, bishop Strickland “has expressed the opinion the development of Mass Critical Care Guidelines is not appropriate for the residents of the Diocese of Tyler,” the statement noted in conclusion.
On Sunday, Strickland explained his decision, saying the TCCB statement, “while flowing from a laudable concern for the difficult challenges faced by health care professionals in respect to limited resources, fails to show a due regard for the importance of law and amounts to asking Governor Abbot to abandon the excellent laws he has helped put in place to protect the vulnerable.”
The bishop admitted the difficulty of making the correct decision in life-and-death situations when resources are limited. “Fortunately, and rightly, the law itself has a degree of flexibility in it that enables judges to be prudent and take into account factors that may lead to questionable decisions not motivated by malice of any kind but rather by misguided compassion.
n this regard, Strickland called on judges, juries, and the public to be understanding, giving the benefit of the doubt to the people working in health care. “But to suspend the law altogether is to remove a major incentive for ensuring that due diligence is exercised in difficult times and puts the ill, vulnerable, poor, and marginalized at risk.”
The bishop of Tyler recalled that there are certain principles of moral theology that always have to be applied. “For example, the family should always be consulted and considered in making vital moral decisions such as these.” Similarly, the elderly, the disabled, and the most vulnerable “should always be protected and shown a love of preference,” as they are “the poor in our midst, during this pandemic.” (htTexas "Bishops" Demand Removal of Laws Protecting Patients Rights; Strickland Dissents.)
Unfortunately for “Bishop” Strickland, who has made some very strong statements about the presence of sodomites within the conciliar presbyterate and has supported the self-quarantine Carlo Mario Vigano’s various statements, his “pope,” Jorge Mario Bergoglio and his own team of theological utilitarians have allied themselves entirely the anti-life “palliative care” protocols of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Soros Foundation (see A Mutual Alliance in Behalf of Spiritual and Physical Death: Jorge Mario Bergoglio and George Soros).
The end game for the monsters of the medical industry and the Big Pharmaceutical industry is the promotion of an anti-life agenda that makes open euthanasia part of “healthcare” and the development of a vaccine that will wind up spreading the coronavirus and will, in all likelihood, contain the cells of aborted babies as do the various vaccines given for the common flu. It is tragic that the conciliar Vatican endorsed the measles vaccine that contains such the cells of aborted babies in an exercise of abject moral casuistry (see Antipapal Appointees Always Advance Antichrist’s Anti-Catholic Agenda), more tragic still that some traditional Catholic communities have themselves knuckled under to the dictates of the civil state in this regard in order to keep their schools open.
An identification microchip placed under one’s skin to keep track of one’s movements and record of vaccinations?
Mandatory edicts to demonstrate proof of vaccinations and/or bodily temperature checks before one can enter a Catholic church to assist at Holy Mass?
How many grains of incense are acceptable before someone begins to exercise even a modicum of the courage exhibited by our martyrs?
Why all the desire for compromise and subservience to the liars who support every moral evil imaginable?
Why such credibility given to a medical industry that is in the forefront of killing babies before and, now, after birth—and everyone else thereafter who is said to be suffering from “decline” in their “quality of life”?
This is monstrous, and it is here to stay until the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Jorge Surrenders While Making Meaningless Gestures and Words
The subservience to the civil state and the fly-by-the-seat-of-their pants medical “experts” on the part of the lords of conciliarism, starting with Jorge Mario Bergoglio, and even many traditional and semi-traditional Catholics flies in the face of the entire history of the Catholic Church.
Barring times of interdict, Holy Mother Church has kept the doors of her churches open in the midst of plagues and other kinds of pestilences, and her priests and consecrated religious always have been at the front lines to minister the needs of the sick. Several examples of this were given over three weeks ago in Sin: More Deadly Than the Coronavirus, part one, and I want to mention here the words of the Apostle of Charity himself, Saint Vincent de Paul as found in a book written by Bishop Emile Bougaud about the saint’s life:
Here we shall merely mention Mlle. Le Gras, whom we shall describe in the following chapter. Becoming a widow at twenty-four, she devoted herself to the service of the poor with such courage, that she did not hesitate to come in contact with the plague-stricken, which evoked such repeated praise from Saint Vincent. “I assure you,” he writes to her, when he learned of this act of heroism,” this has so touched my heart that, if it had been at night, I should have gone at once to see you. But the goodness of God towards those who give themselves to Him for the service of the poor in the Association of Charity, in which no one up to the present has been stricken with the plague, has given me perfect confidence in Him that you shall suffer no evil from it. Would you believe it, I not only visited the sub-prior at Saint Lazarre, who died of the plague, but felt his breath? And yet, neither those who assisted him nor myself have felt any inconvenience from it. No, do no fear. Our Lord wishes to make use of you for another work which concerns His glory, and I think that He will preserve you for it.” (Bishop Emile Bougaud, History of St. Vincent De Paul: Founder of The Congregation of the Mission and of The Sisters of Charity; Volume 1, Bishop of Laval, Longmans, Green, and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, London New York, and Bombay, 1899, pp. 247-248.)
The work of Saint Vincent de Paul followed the courageous and apostolically zealous example of Saint Charles Borromeo during the plague that battered Milan from 1576 to 1578. The Archbishop of Milan did not stay home in his palace. He did not shrink from his duties to the faithful. He rose to the occasion to minister to the plague-stricken in their very homes, something that a very informative essay makes abundantly clear. Here is an excerpt:
According to surviving chronicles, plague entered Milan in either late July or early August of 1576 and reigned until the city was declared ‘liberated’ on 20 January 1578, meaningfully coinciding with feast day of St. Sebastian, one of the premier protectors against pestilence. Over those eighteen months, the city lost over 17,000 individuals, roughly 15% of her citizens.3 No one knew for certain how plague could have breached the city’s walls, given that Milan was already on alert. Trent, the ground zero for the epidemic, was struck just a year earlier. From there, the disease progressed first to Venice and Mantua in the early part of 1576 before finally reaching Milan. Within a month of the outbreak, most of Milan’s nobility had fled. Even more distressing for the Milanese, ‘the evils produced by this state of things were increased’ when the Governor, the Marquis of Ayamonte, likewise abandoned his city and took refuge in nearby Vigevano.4 Conditions deteriorated throughout the autumn on both the medical and the civic fronts. Trade and commerce faltered, and it became difficult for the government to provision the city with goods from uninfected regions. The city’s plague hospital quickly filled to capacity, and more temporary straw huts for the sick were needed than could be built.5 Increasingly draconian measures were enacted – such as the purging of infected homes, closure of non-essential shops, and a general quarantine – all of which further exacerbated the city’s financial troubles.6
Carlo Borromeo took over where the Milanese officials left off, marshalling the clergy to maintain the city’s temporal and spiritual welfare. He organised the cleaning of homes and streets, and ordered the culling of dogs and cats; he conducted charitable relief work, selling his possessions, spending his own wealth, and borrowing money when his personal funds ran low; and, dismissing concerns over infection, he made visitations across the diocese and even personally ministered to the sick.7
2 The Pestilential Procession
One of Borromeo’s most frequently noted pastoral acts during the crisis – one that would later become an indelible part of his cultic hagiography – was the organisation of three general processions in October 1576.8 Each of the processions began at the city’s cathedral, with the first terminating at the Basilica of Sant’Ambrogio, the second at San Lorenzo, and the third at Santa Maria presso San Celso. With the added incentive of a plenary indulgence, the processions attracted an enormous number of participants, including any noblemen and civic officials who were left, ordinary citizens, and at least a thousand flagellants in tow. Borromeo wore a noose around his neck and walked barefoot to evoke the image of a condemned criminal. During the first procession, he reportedly cut his foot on an iron railing, but instead of tending to the wound, he walked on, letting his blood flow freely for all to see. Witnesses to the wound were all moved to compassion and cried out, ‘Miserere! Miserere!’ The third and final procession was to be the most solemn. Borromeo bid the parochial clergy to bring out their most prized relics in order to both move the masses to devotion and appeal to the saints. He himself carried the prized Milanese relic from the Cathedral, the Holy Nail, attached to a cross. At the close of this procession, Borromeo returned to the Cathedral and began a forty-hour devotion.
The ritual model that Borromeo invoked to rally support for his procession was established nearly a millennium earlier by Gregory I during a Roman outbreak in 590.9 As recounted in the Legenda aurea, the Romans, having lived a continent life throughout Lent, threw off all restraints after Easter and lived sinfully, for which they were heartily punished with buboes on their bodies.10 Amid the scourge, Pope Gregory summoned the entire Roman populace to a sevenfold or septiform litany, so-called because seven classes of people – clergy, monks and religious men, religious women, children, laymen, widows and unmarried women, and married women, each group accompanied by priests from the seven ecclesiastical districts of the city – were to gather separately at seven different churches throughout Rome and then process together toward the Basilica S. Maria Maggiore. The penitents took to the streets, chanting litanies and singing ‘Miserere’. Death was among the ranks, however, as eighty penitents fell dead in the space of an hour. As he headed the trains of suffering Romans, Gregory carried an image of Mary – the Salus populi Romani – purportedly made by St. Luke himself, which miraculously cleansed the surrounding air of infection as it moved through the city. As Gregory approached the Aelian Bridge, the Archangel Michael appeared atop the castle of Crescentius (now the Castel Sant’Angelo) and sheathed his bloody sword as a sign that God had been placated by the pious outpouring. And indeed, the Legenda aurea tells us, the plague promptly came to an end.
Processions such as Gregory’s and Borromeo’s were held across Europe in times of plague. They aimed, in the first instance, to rectify the relationship between the participants and their punitive God – in the case of Milan, a relationship that Borromeo felt had long been strained by the moral lassitude of the citizens in the years leading up to the outbreak.11Subsumed under the processions’ similarities in purpose and ritual framework, however, were local variations in practices that worked together toward a secondary goal of securing civic identification and solidarity. At the most basic, the very route of the procession itself was necessarily unique for every city. The different itineraries also meant that the penitents had the opportunity to make station and pray at different shrines and churches along the way, and to honour patrons and intercessors who were particularly important to the community. The relics displayed during a procession had to be chosen with special care for their proven efficacy and special relationship to the participants; the Romans used the Salus populi Romani in 590, the Venetians favoured a Byzantine icon of the Madonna, and Borromeo brought out the Holy Nail. When another major outbreak hit Milan in 1630, it was St. Carlo Borromeo’s exhumed body that was carried in procession, a choice of relic meant to recall and honour the cardinal’s successful stewardship of the city in the earlier crisis. The holy totems chosen for processions, therefore, expressed a particular civic identity that drew on the shared spiritual history of a given people.
The physical organisation of the participants, too, reflected the demographic make-up and political ideologies of a society. Gregory’s septiform procession distinguished the different kinds of clergy and the laity by gender, marital status, and age. Venetian processions put into practice the republic ideology of La Serenissima, based on clear and stable hierarchies: the Doge walked in the center of the procession; before him, civil servants were ranked in an ascending order of prestige, and behind him, noble magistrates followed in descending order of status.12 The Doge was like a living relic whose power and magnificence emanated outward. In Borromeo’s plague processions, chroniclers noted that the archbishop came first, followed by the governor and the members of the Senate, with the clergy and the general population following them in turn.13 The laity was separated into parishes and marched under separate parish banners. This arrangement, Borromeo reasoned, would also diminish the risk of contagion across neighbourhoods.14 (Singing on the Street and in the Home in Times of Pestilence: Lessons from the 1576–78 Plague of Milan.)
Forget about the conciliar authorities. What is wrong with traditional Catholic clergy who believe that the medical proponents of baby-killing, human vivisection and the rank utilitarianism that is at the foundation of “palliative” are important to obey unquestioningly while refusing to follow the example of those who have gone before us?
One dies on the way to Holy Mass or gets questioned by the police?
Didn’t millions upon millions of martyrs risk arrest on daily basis to go to Holy Mass in the catacombs and in the revolutionary assaults against the inestimable treasure that is the unbloody re-presentation or perpetuation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’s sacrificial offering of Himself to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal God the Father in Spirit and in Truth for the atonement of human sins?
Why the timidity?
Where is the trust in Our Lord and His Most Blessed Mother?
Thousands upon thousands of Catholics in Mexico risked death during the Cristeros War to assist at “illegal Masses” after Plutcaro Elias Calles attacked the liberty of Holy Mother Church. The Catholic bishops of Mexico imposed an interdict on the country because they refused to knuckle under to Calles’s efforts to subordinate the Church to his control, and thus it is that they had no problem with their priests, including Padre Miguel Agustin Pro, who continued to offered Holy Mass. Padre Pro was arrested on bogus charges and shot to death on November 23, 1927, as he exclaimed "Viva Cristo Rey!" and extended his arms as Our Blessed Lord had done when He was nailed to the Holy Cross.
Why are we afraid of the Coronavirus when millions upon millions of brave Catholics risked death on a daily basis to go to Holy Mass when it was “forbidden” by the civil authorities, and they walked or rode on donkeys or horseback in treacherous conditions to do so.
What is wrong with us?
As Saint Charles Borromeo himself said:
“Be ready to abandon this mortal life rather than the people committed to your care,” St. Charles of Borromeo told priests as the Plague of 1576 swept through Milan. “Go forward among the plague-stricken as to life, as to a reward, even if there is only one soul to be won to Christ.” (As found in a superb article by “Monsignor” Charles Pope, Cancelling Public Mases in Rome is the Not the Coronavirus Answer. Memorandum to "Monsignor" Charles Pope: Your essay is very good. However, what you think is Holy Mass is actually an abomniable travety in the sight of the Most Blessed Trinity. See Antichrist Has Shown Us His Calling Card.)
"Monsignor" Pope's own commentary ends with the following stirring parapraphs that are nothing other than an expression of immutable Catholic truths:
Some will call me irresponsible for calling for public and communal Masses to resume. “People are dying,” they will say. I can only respond by saying that souls are dying due to fear and worldly obsession with death. Death will come to all of us, and not likely by coronavirus. The deeper and more important question is this: Are you ready to die and face judgment?
Let’s take reasonable precautions. Wash your hands; avoid touching your face; respect that some do not want to shake hands just now. But above all, do not be afraid and think that God is no longer in control. Go to Mass and trust God! Now is the time for faith, not an unwise abandonment of the liturgy which remains our help for salvation in a sin-soaked and unholy world. Run to God! Do not run from him and his sacraments.
Lord, save us from foolish and unfaithful preoccupations! Give us health. But, above all, give us a faith that does not fear the mere attacks on the body but soberly recalls that attacks on the soul are far more serious than the world thinks. Help us to be most concerned in what matters to you. Our bodies will die but our souls will endure. By your grace may we tend to our souls so that our bodies may one day rise to glory. (Cancelling Public Mases in Rome is the Not the Coronavirus Answer.)
Pray for this Catholic man's conversion to an acceptance of the true state of Holy Mother Church in this time of apostasy and betrayal!
While Catholics who believe themselves to be vulnerable to any disease, no less the current outbreak, are under no obligation to assist at Holy Mass on Sundays and other Holy Days of Obligation, the doors of Catholic churches have almost always remained open to provide those who can attend and are properly disposed to receive Our Lord in Holy Communion with access to Holy Eucharist, which is the life-giving remedy of both soul and body. The exceptions to this are few and far between.
Indeed, the following prayer a priest says sotto voce before he receives Our Lord in Holy Communion when he offers Holy Mass, a prayer which is contained in hand missals and should be prayed by all those assisting personally or remotely, speaks directly about the fact that, yes, the Holy Eucharist is a life-giving remedy for soul and body:
Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord, Jesus Christ, which I, though unworthy, presume to receive, turn to my judgment and condemnation; but let it, through Thy mercy, become a safeguard and remedy, both for soul and body; Who with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, livest and reignest God, world without end. Amen. (Roman Missal)
Condemning no one and no organization, Catholics in the underground in this time of apostasy and betrayal must have access to their shepherds and to Holy Mass where it can be found in these times. The civil state, no less a civil state wedded to junk science and bad medicine, has no authority from God to shutter Catholic churches or to forbid Catholic priests from visiting the sick at home or in hospitals. A Catholic priest has right to hear Confessions at all times, and he has the duty to make the Sacrament of Extreme Unction accessible to those who in extremis.
The counterfeit church of conciliarism has long been subservient to the civil state, which is the exact same defection from the Holy Faith committed by the Russian Orthodox nearly a thousand years ago, a defection that is one of the principal errors of Russia that paved the way for both Lutheranism and Soviet Bolshevism. The subordination of the Orthodox Church to the civil state, presaging the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and the separation of Church and State wrought by Martin Luther and cemented by the rise of Judeo-Masonry and other, inter-related forces of naturalism.
Obviously, the errors of Russian Orthodoxy helped to shape the nature of Russian government over the centuries, something that Greek Orthodoxy, finding itself immersed in the heart of Mohammedanism, could not do. Thus it is that Russian Orthodoxy helped to pave the way over the centuries for Protestantism and Freemasonry by means of its rejection of the Social Reign of Christ King as it must be exercised by the Catholic Church.
The principle error of Modernity, the rejection of the Incarnation as an absolute necessity in the right ordering of men and their nations, had its antecedent roots in Russia. The errors of Russia influenced, albeit indirectly at times and through many filters, the ideas of the so-called Enlightenment in the West. And the failure of those anti-Incarnational and, at times, anti-Theistic ideas to resolve social problems, which have their remote cause in Original Sin and their proximate causes in the Actual Sins of men, made possible the rise of all manner of utopian theories.
After all, if "heaven" is to be here on earth and men cannot resolve their problems by means of mere structural reform sanctioned by a majority of "reasonable men" (see Locke, John, Second Treatise on Civil Government), then men who do not realize that the state of nations depends upon the right ordering of souls according to the tenets contained in the Deposit of Faith entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church and in cooperation with the graces won for men by the shedding of every single drop of the Most Precious Blood of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on the wood of the Holy Cross, will gravitate all too naturally to increasingly more utopian schemes of naturalism, including Bolshevism. The failure of Western liberalism, which had been influenced in many ways by the errors of Russia, to "improve" the lot of man helped to create a fertile seed ground for Bolshevism.
Conciliarism made its “peace” with this error long ago, and the fact Jorge and most of his “bishops” and priests/presbyters are so willing to subordinate themselves to the civil state on matters over which its has no authority is yet another proof that these men do not have the Catholic Faith and are willing to obey decrees that have no binding force on anyone who believes himself to be—or actually is—a true priest or bishop.
For his part, Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been a very good “boy” to the Italian civil authorities even though he considers himself to be the sovereign of an independent nation, the State of Vatican City. He ventured out on a walk on the mostly deserted streets of Rome on Sunday, March 15, 2020, the Second Sunday of Lent, and visited the empty Basilica di Santa Maggiore and the equally empty Church of San Marcello on usually very busy Via Corso. He did not process with a statue of Our Lady nor did he encourage the Romans to join him. An empty gesture to make him appear courageous (see Antipope Walks Through Empty Streets in Rome Despite Lockdown).
Oh, yes, the Argentine Apostate also walked up the steps of the Basilica di Santo Pietro on Friday, March 27, 2020, the Feast of Saint John Damascene (and the eighteenth birthday of the youngest member of our family), where he prayed before a crucifix that has been responsible for numerous miracles during plagues.
True to his Modernist and apostate self, however, Jorge Mario Bergoglio did not urge Catholics to repent of their sins, nor did he call the China Virus or the panic it has caused what they are in fact: chastisements from the just and merciful God. While he did urge them to have no fear and to embrace the sufferings of the moment, he omitted any mention of accepting this current situation as a chastisement nor did not even given a hint that anyone had to make reparation for their sins.
Moreover, Bergoglio, true to a Modernist’s form of double-mindedness, appeared to sound Catholic at times before he blasphemed the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, yet again, by saying that we must Him “space” for “creativity”:
Embracing his cross means finding the courage to embrace all the hardships of the present time, abandoning for a moment our eagerness for power and possessions in order to make room for the creativity that only the Spirit is capable of inspiring. It means finding the courage to create spaces where everyone can recognize that they are called, and to allow new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity. By his cross we have been saved in order to embrace hope and let it strengthen and sustain all measures and all possible avenues for helping us protect ourselves and others. Embracing the Lord in order to embrace hope: that is the strength of faith, which frees us from fear and gives us hope. (Urbi et Orbi Prayer Remarks.)
Bergoglio is a blasphemer as there are no “new forms of hospitality, fraternity and solidarity,” only the example of true Catholic charity on the part of countless hundreds of saints and millions of ordinary Catholics who ministered to bodies and souls and sought to win back sinners from lives of dissolution and perdition, and was the immutable God the Holy Ghost Who inspired them all to do so.
The Argentine Apostate does not realize that the world is being chastised at present in large measure because of the heresies, apostasies, blasphemies, sacrileges and outrages propagated by his false religious sect and that have been evangelized by his predecessors before his own accession to power seven years ago to bring this abominable work to its ultimate conclusion. Moreover, his false religious sect is compounding its debt of sins by continuing its egregious work of false ecumenism as a “solution” without considering for a nanosecond that exercises of this sort are offensive to God and bring down His wrath upon them and upon us all.
Consider the “joint prayer” exercise that took place in Jerusalem on Friday, March 27, 2020 (see Jews, Catholics, Orthodox, Mohammedans Jointly Offend God in Mixed "Prayer" in Jerusalem.)
These sorts of outrages will bring more and more chastisements upon us now and into the future.
This is a time that calls for courage, not cowardice excused as “prudence” that is nothing other than a “prudence of the flesh,” not a genuine Supernatural Prudence that is guided by seeing the world and the events in it through the eyes of the Holy Faith.
It is truly phenomenal that even believing Catholics, of all people, are saying “baa, baa” to our civil minders who are using the China/Chinese/Wuhan/Coronavirus to their full advantage to take away even the myth of “American freedom” with their own consent and approval in the name of “keeping us safe.”
Let me reiterate the simple truth nothing that those who endanger human souls by the promotion, legal protection and public celebration of sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance can do “keep us safe” bodily will ever be successful. The nature of the unrepentantly sinful and the power-hungry is to increase their desire to sin and their lust for power the more that it is appeased. The power lust of the wretchedly sinful is not satiated. (See World risks 'sleepwalking into surveillance' with controls, Baltimore moves ahead on use of surveillance planes to patrol city streets, Residents snitch on businesses, neighbors amid shutdowns, Rewards for reporting violators.) As noted before in this commentary, this is all a preparation for how Antichrist will come to power.
Quite indeed, our civil minders are talking now about placing Bluetooth-enabled armbands on those who are infected with the Coronavirus who do not have “smartpones," a development that is only a "high tech" variation of the use of informants by the Roman emperors and their minions, the Protestant revolutionaries in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, the French revolutionaries, the agents of the Italian risorgimento, Otto von Bismarck's Kulturkpampf in Germany between 1872 and 1878, the Soviet revolutionaries between 1917 and 1992, Hitler's "SS" between 1933 and 1945, the East Germany Stasi, the Maoists--and their successors--in Red China, by Israeli Mossad and by organized crime families in Italy and the United States of America.
Can we not see the signs of the times?
Are we as blind as the blinded Pharisees?
All manner of people, including Catholics all up and down and across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide at this time, are being docilely submissive to lords of the civil state, a docility that most of them refuse to render to the binding precepts of the Divine Law and the Natural Law, no less to the infallible teaching of the Catholic Church, that is not the entity we should call the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is but a tool of Antichrist's New World Order that will culminate in the latter's open manifestation.
Catholics do not live in fear of bodily harm in the exercise of their Holy Faith.
Catholics must fear only one thing: sin, especially, unrepented and un-confessed Mortal Sin in one which persists until the moment of death without even attempting to make a perfect Act of Contrition or even have Attrition, that is, imperfect contrition based a fear of going to hell and not a true and perfect hatred of one’s sins for love of the Most Blessed Trinity.
It is tragic that some presbyters in the conciliar structures have exhibited more courage in their defiance of thoroughly unjust civil decrees that bar Catholics from assisting at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass than true priests in the underground at this time. Civil leaders whose judgments were informed by the Holy Faith would recognize that it is essential for the Catholic Church to continue her work of sanctifying and saving souls as they would know it is only through the supernatural helps she provides that men can endure times of persecution, pestilence, economic distress, personal illnesses and every other problem that they can suffer in life as occasions for redemptive suffering and thus of the building up of the Mystical Body of Christ on earth and the good of the Poor Souls in Purgatory. There is no such sense today as our civil minders are ignorant of (Trump), indifferent to or just plain hostile to the influence of the true Faith in public life. This is the plain truth, and only only the foolisha and fleshly "prudent" can ignore this without a qualm of conscience.
It is more tragic that the conciliar presbyters who have held public processions and/or staged the modernized version of the Immemorial Mass of Tradition or the abominable Protestant and Judeo-Masonic liturgical travesty have talked about something that does not exist, namely, a so-called “institutional church” that “has lost its mind.” This kind of ignorant blasphemy reflects the simple fact that the “resist while recognize movement” continues to do as much, if not, more harm to an understanding of genuine Catholic ecclesiology than the conciliar church-wreckers themselves.
The Catholic Church is the spotless, virginal, inerrant mystical spouse of her Divine Founder, Invisible Head and Mystical Bridegroom, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. There is no such thing as the “institutional church.” There is only a false church that is the counterfeit ape of the Catholic Church that has propagated false doctrines in direct defiance of the anathemas of the Council of Trent and the [First] Vatican Council as well as in direct defiance of the plain words of Our Lord as recorded in Sacred Scripture, the teaching of Holy Mother Church’s hat Fathers and Doctors and the writing of our more recent popes (Pius VI, Pius VII, Leo XII, Pius VIII, Gregory XVI, Pius IX, Leo XIII, Saint Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI and Pius XII). This false religious sect has also promulgated invalid and thus sacramentally barren liturgical rites that, like all other false religions, pleases only the adversary, not Christ the King.
It is thus offensive to pious ears for a conciliar presbyter who is attempting to give a courageous Catholic witness to vitiate his efforts by demonstrating an ignorance of right principles that serves the purposes of reaffirming Catholics in the belief that they have a “right,” if not a duty, to oppose a true pope and his official magisterium
None other than the aforementioned Bishop Emile Bougaud condemned such a belief as follows in a book that he wrote on the life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque:
The violent attacks of Protestantism against the Papacy, its calumnies and so manifest, the odious caricatures it scattered abroad, had undoubtedly inspired France with horror; nevertheless the sad impressions remained. In such accusations all, perhaps, was not false. Mistrust was excited., and instead of drawing closer to the insulted and outraged Papacy, France stood on her guard against it. In vain did Fenelon, who felt the danger, write in his treatise on the "Power of the Pope," and, to remind France of her sublime mission and true role in the world, compose his "History of Charlemagne." In vain did Bossuet majestically rise in the midst of that agitated assembly of 1682, convened to dictate laws to the Holy See, and there, in most touching accents, give vent to professions of fidelity and devotedness toward the Chair of St. Peter. We already notice in his discourse mention no longer made of the "Sovereign Pontiff." The "Holy See," the "Chair of St. Peter," the "Roman Church," were alone alluded to. First and alas! too manifest signs of coldness in the eyes of him who knew the nature and character of France! Others might obey through duty, might allow themselves to be governed by principle--France, never! She must be ruled by an individual, she must love him that governs her, else she can never obey.
These weaknesses should at least have been hidden in the shadow of the sanctuary, to await the time in which some sincere and honest solution of the misunderstanding could be given. But no! parliaments took hold of it, national vanity was identified with it. A strange spectacle was now seen. A people the most Catholic in the world; kings who called themselves the Eldest Sons of the Church and who were really such at heart; grave and profoundly Christian magistrates, bishops, and priests, though in the depths of their heart attached to Catholic unity,--all barricading themselves against the head of the Church; all digging trenches and building ramparts, that his words might not reach the Faithful before being handled and examined, and the laics convinced that they contained nothing false, hostile or dangerous. (Right Reverend Emile Bougaud, The Life of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. Published in 1890 by Benziger Brothers. Re-printed by TAN Books and Publishers, 1990, pp. 24-29.)
Pope Pius IX included the following condemnation of the view that Catholics are bound to accept only those things that are declared infallibly by Holy Mother Church and are thus free to question or sift through other teachings, which is what the members of the Society of Saint Pius X has done with the decrees of the "Second" Vatican Council and the statements of the postconciliar "popes":
22. The obligation by which Catholic teachers and authors are strictly bound is confined to those things only which are proposed to universal belief as dogmas of faith by the infallible judgment of the Church. -- Letter to the Archbishop of Munich, "Tuas libenter," Dec. 21, 1863. (Proposition condemned by Pope Pius IX, The Syllabus of Errors, December 8, 1864; see also two appendices below, reprised from five days ago to drive home the point that no one can sift through the words of a true pope to "determine" their orthodoxy as popes cannot err on matters of Faith and Morals.)
Pope Pius XII explained in Humani Generis, August 12, 1950, that Catholics to believe in the binding nature of the teaching contained in papal encyclical letters, meaning, of course, that we are not free to "pick and choose" what we "like" about encyclical letters:
20. Nor must it be thought that what is expounded in Encyclical Letters does not of itself demand consent, since in writing such Letters the Popes do not exercise the supreme power of their Teaching Authority. For these matters are taught with the ordinary teaching authority, of which it is true to say: "He who heareth you, heareth me"; and generally what is expounded and inculcated in Encyclical Letters already for other reasons appertains to Catholic doctrine. But if the Supreme Pontiffs in their official documents purposely pass judgment on a matter up to that time under dispute, it is obvious that that matter, according to the mind and will of the Pontiffs, cannot be any longer considered a question open to discussion among theologians. (Pope Pius XII, Humani Generis, August 12, 1950.)
Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton, the editor of the American Ecclesiastical Review from 1943 to 1963, published a major study on the implications of paragraph twenty above and came to the following conclusion in article published in 1956:
Six years ago, then, Pope Pius XII was faced with a situation in which some of the men who were privileged and obligated to teach the truths of sacred theology had perverted their position and their influence and had deliberately flouted the teachings of the Holy See about the nature and the constitution of the Catholic Church. And, when he declared that it is wrong to debate a point already decided by the Holy Father after that decision has been published in his "Acta," he was taking cognizance of and condemning an existent practice. There actually were individuals who were contradicting papal teachings. They were so numerous and influential that they rendered the composition of theHumani generis necessary to counteract their activities. These individuals were continuing to propose teachings repudiated by the Sovereign Pontiff in previous pronouncements. The Holy Father, then, was compelled by these circumstances to call for the cessation of debate among theologians on subjects which had already been decided by pontifical decisions published in the "Acta."
The kind of theological teaching and writing against which the encyclical Humani generis was directed was definitely not remarkable for its scientific excellence. It was, as a matter of fact, exceptionally poor from the scientific point of view. The men who were responsible for it showed very clearly that they did not understand the basic nature and purpose of sacred theology. For the true theologian the magisterium of the Church remains, as the Humani generis says, the immediate and universal norm of truth. And the teaching set forth by Pope Pius IX in his Tuas libenter is as true today as it always has been.
But when we treat of that subjection by which all Catholic students of speculative sciences are obligated in conscience so that they bring new aids to the Church by their writings, the men of this assembly ought to realize that it is not enough for Catholic scholars to receive and venerate the above-mentioned dogmas of the Church, but [they ought also to realize] that they must submit to the doctrinal decisions issued by the Pontifical Congregations and also to those points of doctrine which are held by the common and constant agreement of Catholics as theological truths and conclusions which are so certain that, even though the opinions opposed to them cannot be called heretical, they still deserve some other theological censure.
It is definitely the business of the writer in the field of sacred theology to benefit the Church by what he writes. It is likewise the duty of the teacher of this science to help the Church by his teaching. The man who uses the shoddy tricks of minimism to oppose or to ignore the doctrinal decisions made by the Sovereign Pontiff and set down in his "Acta" is, in the last analysis, stultifying his position as a theologian. (The doctrinal Authority of Papal allocutions.)
Are there any further questions about the binding nature of what a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter places in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis?
Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton denounced "the shoddy tricks of minimism to ignore the doctrinal decisions made by the Sovereign Pontiff and set down his his 'Acta'."
The same shoddy tricks of minimism that were being used by the likes of Father John Courtney Murray, S.J., and the "new theologians," including Father Joseph Ratzinger, in the 1950s that prompted Pope Pius XII to issue Humani Generis, August 12, 1950, have been employed for the past forty years or more by those seeking to claim the absolutely nonexistent ability to ignore and/or refute the teaching of men they have recognized to be a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter. I know. I contributed to that literature for a while. I was wrong. So are those who persist in their willful, stubborn rejection of the binding nature of all that is contained in the Universal Ordinary Magisterium of the Catholic Church even though if not declared infallible in a solemn manner.
Pope Pius IX, writing in Tuas Liberantur, December 21, 1863, explained the fallacy of "rejecting" the teaching of the Universal Ordinary Magisterium while claiming to "recognize" a man to be a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter:
While, in truth, We laud these men with due praise because they professed the truth, which necessarily aries from their obligation to the Catholic faith. We wish to persuade Ourselves that they did not wish to confine the obligation, by which Catholic teachers and writers are absolutely bound, only to those decrees which are set forth by the infallible judgment of the Church as dogmas of faith, to be believed by all. And We persuade Ourselves, also, that they did not wich toe declare that that perfect adhesion to revealed truths, which they recognized as absolutely necessary to attain true progress in the sciences and to refute errors, could be obtained if faith and obedience were only given to the dogmas expessly defined by the Church. For, even if it were a matter concerning that subjection which is to be manifested by an act of divine faith, nevertheless, it would not have to be limited to those matters which have been defined by express decrees of the ecumenical Councils, or of the Roman Pontiffs and of this See, but would have to be extended also to those matters which are handed down as divinely revealed by the ordinary teching power of the whole Church spread throughout the world, and therefore, by universal and ocmmon consent are held by Catholic theologians to belong to faith.
But since it is a matter of subjection by which in conscience all those Catholics are bound who work in the speculative sciences, in order that they may bring new advantages to the Church by their writings, on that account, then, the men of the same convention should recognize that it is not sufficient for learned Catholics to accept and revere the aforesaid dogmas of the Church, but that it is also necessary to subject themselves to the decisions pertaining to doctrine which are issued by the Pontifical Congregations, and also to those forms of doctrine which are held by the common and constant consent of Catholics as theological truths and conclusions, so certain that opinions opposed to these same forms of doctrine, although they cannot be called heretical, nevertheless deserve some theological censure. (Pope Pius IX, "The Conventions of the Theologians of Germany," from the letter Tuas Libenter, to the Archbishop of Munich-Freising, December 21, 1863. As found in Henry Denzinger, Enchirdion Symbolorum, thirteenth edition, translated into English by Roy Deferrari and published in 1955 as The Sources of Catholic Dogma--referred to as "Denziger," by B. Herder Book Company of St. Louis, Missouri, and London, England, Nos. 1683-1684, pp. 427-428.)
Unfortunately for those who believe in the resist while recognize position that is just a recrudescence of the Gallican heresy, the One responsible for the formulation of dogma is the Third Person of the Most Blessed Trinity, under Whose infallible protection popes teach the truths of the Catholic at all times, yes, even when not proclaiming something solemnly ex cathedra. Catholics are bound to obey everything proposed by a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter without any degree of dissent, reservation or qualification. Monsignor Joseph Clifford Fenton proved that this is so in his scholarly treatises cited above.
The Catholic Church is holy and inviolate, and it is repugnant for anyone to claim that there is an “institutional church” that can propagate error. There is no such thing:
As for the rest, We greatly deplore the fact that, where the ravings of human reason extend, there is somebody who studies new things and strives to know more than is necessary, against the advice of the apostle. There you will find someone who is overconfident in seeking the truth outside the Catholic Church, in which it can be found without even a light tarnish of error. Therefore, the Church is called, and is indeed, a pillar and foundation of truth. You correctly understand, venerable brothers, that We speak here also of that erroneous philosophical system which was recently brought in and is clearly to be condemned. This system, which comes from the contemptible and unrestrained desire for innovation, does not seek truth where it stands in the received and holy apostolic inheritance. Rather, other empty doctrines, futile and uncertain doctrines not approved by the Church, are adopted. Only the most conceited men wrongly think that these teachings can sustain and support that truth. (Pope Gregory XVI, Singulari Nos, May 25, 1834.)
For the teaching authority of the Church, which in the divine wisdom was constituted on earth in order that revealed doctrines might remain intact for ever, and that they might be brought with ease and security to the knowledge of men, and which is daily exercised through the Roman Pontiff and the Bishops who are in communion with him, has also the office of defining, when it sees fit, any truth with solemn rites and decrees, whenever this is necessary either to oppose the errors or the attacks of heretics, or more clearly and in greater detail to stamp the minds of the faithful with the articles of sacred doctrine which have been explained. (Pope Pius XI, Mortalium Animos, January 6, 1928.)
Please note that Pope Gregory XVI wrote that the truth can be found in the Catholic Church without "even a slight tarnish of error."
Please note that Pope Leo XIII stressed that the Catholic Church "makes no terms with error but remains faithful to the command which it has received, to carry the doctrine of Jesus Christ to the uttermost limits of the world and to the end of time, and to protect it in its inviolable integrity."
Please note that that Pope Pius XI explained that the Catholic Church brings forth her teaching "with ease and security to the knowledge of men."
To repeat, it is thus repugnant for anyone to refer to an “institutional church” as Modernists in control of the Vatican and local diocesan chancery offices belong to false religious sect that can never be equated with the Catholic Church.
As well meaning as admittedly courageous defiance of completely unjust and unjustifiable civil decrees exhibited by a few conciliar presbyters in the United States of America and elsewhere in the world may be, the fact remains that a true pope would be in the forefront of personally opening the doors of Catholic churches for all who are healthy enough to assist at Holy Mass, and he would order his priests to visit the sick and the homebound no matter the risk to their own persons.
This is the history of the Catholic Church, good readers, not a servile submission to civil rulers who are intent on manipulating this current situation to accustom everyone, including putative and even true clerics, to “obey the rules” for the safe of “public health and safety,” disregarding that the true health and safety of men and their nations depend upon having free access to the true Sacraments without any impediments placed by those profess such “concern” for the coronavirus while they continue to serve as apologists for one moral evil after another.
Saint Thomas Aquinas put the matter as follows in his discourse On Charity in The Summa Theologica:
To the ninth, it must be said that to give up your life, i.e., this present life for your brother is, in one way, from the necessity of charity, and in another way from the perfection of it. For, man ought to love his neighbor more than his own body. Therefore, in the case where one is bound to look after the salvation of his neighbor, he is also bound to expose his bodily life to dangers for the sake of that salvation. But this is perfect charity, that he also expose his bodily life to dangers for those to whom he is not bound as to a neighbor. (Saint Thomas Aquias, Quaestiones disputatae: De caritate, Summa Theologica.)
In other words, priests must put themselves at risk to sanctify and save souls.
The Catholic Church is open for business at all times, especially in time of special need
Prayer and Reparation
Obviously, we must pray in reparation for our own sins, and we must pray to Our Lady, Health of the Sick and Comforter of the Afflicted, for those who are afflicted with the coronavirus, especially for the elderly who are at great risk of death once they enter into the hands of the medical community in a hospital. It is also vital to remember the souls of those who have died from this biological weapon and those who have been killed off according to the utilitarian protocols and for their family members, who will, most likely, never know the truth about how their relatives died until eternity.
We must also pray for the fortitude to accept God’s Holy Will for us if we should contract the coronavirus as a chastisement such as this one, no matter how manufactured in a biological laboratory in Red China, is an opportunity for showing forth our love for Him as the consecrated slaves of His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, Our Lady. Although I know I sound like a broken record, there is nothing that any of us can suffer in this life that is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that His Most Blessed Mother suffered in perfect communion with Him as our Co-Redemptrix. We must rejoice in the midst of every suffering that is sent to us within the Providence of God as we thank Him—yes, thank Him—for any opportunity He gives us to make reparation for our sins and for those of the whole world.
God has known from all eternity that we would be living in these challenging times. Indeed, He has ordained for us to live precisely in these times! There should be no cause for fear or trepidation because of a physical illness, whether life-threatening or not, as illnesses should always be used as renewed opportunities to prepare for death. Mind you, a Catholic should always be preparing for death, which can occur at any time. However, illnesses are reminders that we our bodies are frail and mortal and that we will make our accounting on the state of our souls sooner than we might be inclined to think.
To this end, of course, Holy Mother Church has provided us with a treasury of prayers, many of which are collected and published in her Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgenced Prayers. Here are some that are very pertinent for our time:
Our Lady, Comforter of the Afflicted
Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our most compassionate Mother, we present ourselves in thy sight in all humility, and with full confidence we implore thee for thy maternal patronage.
Thou hast been proclaimed by Holy Church the Comforter of the afflicted; and to thee constant recourse is had by the sorrowful in their afflictions, the sick in their maladies, the dying in their agony, the poor in their straited circumstances, those who stand in all manner of need in both public and private calamities; and from thee they all receive consolation and strength.
Our dearest Mother, turn upon us also, wretched sinners that we are, thy merciful eyes, and graciously accept our humble and confident prayers. Aid us in all our spiritual and temporal necessities, deliver us from all evil and especially from sin, which is the greatest evil, and from all danger of falling into it; obtain for us from thy Son Jesus every blessing of which thou seest stand in need both in soul and body, and especially the greatest blessing of all, which is divine grace. Comfort our spirits, trouble and afflicted in the midst of the many dangers that threaten us, and the countless miseries and misfortunes that beset us on every side. This we ask through that immense joy which filled thy pure soul in the glorious Resurrection of thy divine Son.
Obtain tranquility for Holy Church, [help and comfort her visible Head, the Roman Pontiff[, peace for Christian princes, refreshment in their pains for the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners the forgiveness of their sins and for the just perseverance in well-doing. Receive us all, our most tender Mother, under thy loving and mighty protection, under thy loving and mighty protection, that we may be enabled to live virtuously, die holily and attain to everlasting happiness in heaven. Amen. (The Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgences, Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences: approved by Pope Pius XII, May 30, 1951, and published in English by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1957, No. 419, pp. 320-321.)
O Mary Immaculate, our Mother and Consolation, I take refuse in thy most loving heart with all the confidence of which I am capable; thou shalt be the dearest object of my love and veneration. To thee, who art the dispenser of the treasures of heaven, I shall always have recourse in my sorrows to have peace, in my doubts to have light, in my dangers to be defended, in all my needs to obtain thy assistance. Be therefore, my refuge, my strength, my consolation, O Mary the Consoler! At the hour of my death, graciously receive the last sights of my heart and obtain for me a place in thy heavenly home, where all hearts shall praise with one accord the adorable Heart of Jesus for evermore as well as thy most lovable heart, O Mary. Our tender Mother, Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us who have recourse to thee. ((The Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgences, Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences: approved by Pope Pius XII, May 30, 1951, and published in English by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1957, No. 420, p. 322.)
Additionally, Holy Mother Church provides the faithful with an indulgence of seven years if they “visit the sick in hospitals in order to perform the works of charity:
Prayers for the Sick
A Devout Practice
The faithful who visit the sick in hospitals in order to perform the works of charity, may gain:
An Indulgence of 7 years (Pius VI, Audience, February 28, 1778; S.P. Ap., February 16, 1932. (The Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgences, Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences: approved by Pope Pius XII, May 30, 1951, and published in English by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1957, No. 667, p. 536.)
The fact that conciliar presbyters, who are laymen, and true priests have not protested the unjust decrees of the civil state that prevent them from visiting the sick is a testament to the fear, not a courageous embrace of the Holy Faith, that consumes men from all walks of life at this time, calling to mind the very words of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Himself:
But yet the Son of man, when he cometh, shall he find, think you, faith on earth? (Luke 18: 8)
There is such little faith on earth and, sadly, even in the hearts of many Catholics all across and up and down the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide as they surrender their sensus Catholicus to naturalists in the civil state and the commentariat class to guide them when they should know enough to shut off the stupid television and never to turn it back on again as the “news” as it is presented here and around the world is propaganda designed to brainwash the masses. This kind of propaganda is how the myth of “overpopulation” was drilled into the minds of civil officeholders and the public-at-large (see Mrs. Randy Engel’s new column, Brainwashing for Dummies.)
The news and “talk radio”/television talking heads are sources of agitation and fearmongering.
Sure, we must take prudent measures during the midst of various infectious disease outbreaks. We have. However, must never believe for a single, solitary moment that that a medical industry on record in support of contraception and abortion and that continues to advance the “myth” of brain death that its practitioners have admitted was created out of whole cloth to justify “vital organ donation” and now consigns patients of their own choosing to the “end game” of “palliative care” is concerned about a genuine sense of public health founded in a due regard for First and Last Things.
It is very ironic that the first strains of an coronavirus were detected in the recipients of vital organ transplantations that had been performed under the aegis of the medical industry’s manufactured, profit-making myth of “brain death." Here is a report from a National Institute of Health study issued in 2011:
New respiratory viruses have been discovered in recent years and new molecular diagnostic assays have been developed that improve our understanding of respiratory virus infections. This article will review the changing epidemiology of these viruses after hematopoietic stem cell and solid organ transplantation.
Respiratory viruses are frequently detected in transplant recipients. A number of viruses have been newly discovered or emerged in the last decade, including human metapneumovirus, human bocavirus, new human coronaviruses and rhinoviruses, human polyomaviruses, and a new 2009 pandemic strain of influenza A/H1N1. The potential for these viruses to cause lower respiratory tract infections after transplantation varies, and is greatest for human metapneumovirus and H1N1 influenza, but appears to be limited for the other new viruses. Acute and long term complications in hematopoietic and solid organ transplant recipients are active areas of research.
Respiratory viral infections are frequently associated with significant morbidity following transplantation and are therefore of great clinical and epidemiologic interest. As new viruses are discovered, and more sensitive diagnostic methods are developed, defining the full impact of emerging respiratory viruses in transplant recipients must be elucidated by well-designed clinical studies.
Respiratory viruses cause potentially severe complications after solid organ (SOT) or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HCT). Within the last decade, new respiratory tract pathogens including human metapneumovirus (HMPV), human bocavirus (HBoV), new human coronaviruses (HCoV-NL63 and HCoV-HKU1), a new species of rhinovirus (HRV-C), and the KI and WU polyomaviruses (KIPyV and WUPyV) were discovered. However, epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of these viruses have yet to be fully described, particularly in transplant recipients. In addition, a new pandemic strain of influenza A/H1N1 emerged in 2009, which altered the usual seasonality of influenza and contributed to the changing epidemiology of influenza viruses after transplantation. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3210111/.)
One evil begets other evils. The evil of “brain death” has caused new pandemic strains of viruses to emerge, including the origins of the coronavirus that is now in the headlines and was weaponized in BSL-4 in Wuhan, Red China. Perhaps it is pertinent to demonstrate once again to newer readers of this website that the late Dr. Harry Wu, a noted Chinese dissident who spent many years in a Red Chinese prison camp, was among the first, if not the first, to expose Red China’s practice of executing political prisoners without any pretense of “brain death” or anesthesia to extract their bodily organs for sale on the body organ black market:
Human rights activists said Tuesday that a thriving black market in body parts for transplantation has been illuminated by the arrests of two men on charges of trying to illegally sell organs from executed Chinese prisoners.
The two men, Cheng Yong Wang - who told undercover investigators he had been a prosecutor on Hainan Island in China - and Xingqi Fu - a Chinese citizen living in New York - were seized after meeting with an FBI agent posing as a medical executive.
The undercover agent said he was interested in receiving corneas, kidneys, pancreases, livers, lungs, skin and other organs.
According to court papers, Wang, 41, signed two contracts making him responsible for coordinating with relevant Chinese government agencies and hospitals in securing organs for transplants and would receive a commission amounting to 25 percent of the total cost of each transplant case.
Prosecutors charged that Fu, 35, planned to smuggle corneas into the United States for sale to physicians.
Prosecutors said that earlier in February, prior to a Feb. 20 meeting with the government operative, Wang conferred in a New York hotel room with Harry Wu, a well-known human rights activist who then acted as a government informant. Wang allegedly said he was interested in selling kidneys from executed Chinese prisoners.
“Wang went into business a long time ago,” the human rights activist charged. “His position is prosecutor. He supervised executions, controlled execution sites.”
Sidney Jones, executive director of the Asia division of Human Rights Watch, said that if the charges prove true, “it indicates the organ trade has established itself in the United States.
“This is a practice that has been going on for a long time. Most of the patients have been from Hong Kong and Taiwan where they have been willing to pay a large sum of money to go to China to get the organ transplants,” Jones said. “Now, it is clear, the trade is global.”
n announcing the arrests Monday, U.S. Attorney Jo White said the defendants offered to sell two corneas for $5,000 and Fu had promised the FBI agent that lungs would come from nonsmokers.
“Trafficking and profiteering in human organs is ghoulish, criminal conduct that imperils the most vulnerable,” White said.
Chinese authorities claim that transplants occur only sparingly and only after prisoners who face the death sentence voluntarily agree to donate organs.
This is strongly disputed by Human Rights Watch.
A report issued in 1994 by the group charged that “in recent years, it has become increasingly evident that executed prisoners are the principal source of supply of body organs for medical transplantation purposes in China.”
“The consent of prisoners to use their organs after death, although required by law, appears rarely to be sought,” the report said. (Two Accused of Trying to Sell Bodily Organs from Red China.)
The Chicoms, therefore, have been in the vanguard of propagating novel viruses, which they have been changing in laboratories to be used as biological weapons such as is happening, however accidentally, at this time.
We must pray, therefore, for the conversion of hospital administrators, physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, elected and unelected government officials and bureaucrats, scientists and scientific researchers, journalists, commentators and our fellow citizens to have the humility of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who had a conversion of life after a reckless and sinful youth, in his humble and loving care of the sick poor:
O glorious Saint Camillus, special patron of the sick poor, thou who for forty years, with truly heroic charity, didst devote thyself to the relief of their temporal and spiritual necessities, be pleased to assist them now even more generously, since thou art blessed in heaven and they have been committed by Holy Church to thy powerful protection. Obtain for them from Almighty God the healing of all their maladies, or, at least, the spirit of Christian patience and resignation that they may sanctify them and comfort them in the hour of their passing to eternity; at the same time obtain for us the precious grace of living and dying after thine example in the practice of divine love. Amen. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father. An indulgence of 300 days. A plenary indulgence on the usual conditions if this prayer is said devoutly every day for a month. (S.C. Ind., February 27, 1894; S.P. Ap., April 24, 1931.) (The Raccolta: A Manual of Indulgences, Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences: approved by Pope Pius XII, May 30, 1951, and published in English by Benziger Brothers, New York, 1957, No. 668, pp. 536-537.)
In her love for her weak children, Holy Mother Church has given us other prayers not included in The Raccolta but recommended to the faithful through the centuries.
A little prayer booklet, The Precious Blood and Mother, produced by The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, who are based in Edmonton, Canada and Manchester, New Hampshire, contains a Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes, two prayers to Saint Roch, one prayer by a Passionist priest, Father John Bartholomew, and one by Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, that we should be praying daily in these times:
Novena to Our Lady of Lourdes
The spirit and object of the devotion to Our Lady of Lourdes is to congratulate Mary on the definition and the dogma of her Immaculate Conception. A holy priest, writing on this subject says: “Let us congratulate Mary Immaculate – old and young – rich and poor; let no one separate from this choir of congratulations, no, not even poor sinners; let them approach Mary with confidence, detesting their sins, desiring to break their chains, and however great their iniquities, the Immaculate Virgin will associate them with her glorious triumph. Let the just congratulate Her, and She will grant them never to be conquered in the struggle of life. Let the afflicted, the tempted, the desponding, congratulate her; they will obtain resignation, grace and consolation for their souls. Let all who desire to obtain grace from Mary, congratulate her some days with faith, love and confidence, and they may rest assured of obtaining the favor demanded if needful to their souls, or another more necessary one, of which, perhaps, they thought not.”
“I am the Immaculate Conception” (Words of Mary Immaculate to Bernadette in the apparition at Lourdes, the 25th of March 1858).
Be blessed, O most pure Virgin, for having vouchsafed to manifest thyself all resplendent with light, sweetness and beauty, in the grotto of Lourdes, saying to the simple child who contemplated thee in ecstasy: I am the Immaculate Conception.”
Obtain for us the grace to comprehend the great blessing of the proclamation of this glorious dogma. A thousand times we congratulate thee, O Mary Immaculate, show thou art our Mother. Grant us ever to remember this great favor and render to the Divine goodness suitable thanksgiving. May the whole world reap the fruits of this thy triumph, and enjoy lasting peace and happiness. Let there be always and everywhere not only ardent and joyful congratulators, but also zealous propagators of the work of congratulation. O Mary Immaculate inflame our hearts with one ray of the burning love of thy pure heart. Let them be consumed with love for Jesus and for thee, in order that we may more worthily congratulate thee one day in a glorious eternity. Amen.
(Aspiration). A thousand times we congratulate thee, O Mary Immaculate! Show thyself our Mother. (The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104, pp. 82-84.)
Prayer against sickness
O God, who didst promise Saint Rock by an angel that all who had recourse to him should have nothing to fear from pestilence and contagious maladies, grant that through his intercession we may be preserved from all dangers, both of soul and body, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104,p. 117.)
Prayer in time of contagion
Glorious Saint Roch, present in our favor thy efficacious prayers to the throne of divine Mercy, that we may not be affected by the scourge of contagion. Preserve us, by thy intercession, from the pestilence of the body; and above all, obtain for us deliverance from more grievous maladies of the soul. Amen. (The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104, p. 117.)
Many cities have been speedily delivered from the plague by imploring the intercession of Saint Roch; in particular, the City of Constance during the General Council held there in 1414. Saint Roch was born of a noble family in Montpelier and making a pilgrimage of devotion to Rome, he devoted himself entirely to serving the sick during a raging pestilence. (Lives of the Saints).The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104, p. 117.)
A prayer in time of Affliction, wars, pestilence, etc.
(Francis John Bartholomew, a Passionist Monk of Saints John and Paul at Rome, a most holy man, who had frequent revelations, once saying Mass, thought of the scourges about to fall on the world – wars, famine, pestilence, etc, when the following prayer was revealed to him, and he was told that whosover recited it with devotion, would be preserved from all dangers, with which the whole world will be visited)
O Jesus, Divine Redeemer, be merciful to us and to the whole world. Amen.
O Powerful God! O Holy God! O Immortal God! Have pity on us, and all who are in the whole world. Amen.
Pardon and mercy, O my Jesus during these present dangers. Pour on us Thy most Precious Blood. Amen.
O Eternal Father, be merciful to us. By the Blood of Jesus Christ, Thy only son be merciful to us, we beseech Thee. Amen. Amen. Amen.
O God, be appeased by the supplications we address to thee, and through the intercession we address to thee, and through the intercession of the ever Blessed Virgin Mary, the glorious Saint Joseph, and all the Saints, defend us from all dangers, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104, pp. 119-120.)
Prayer of Saint Benedict Labre
(During the pilgrimage to Fabriano to venerate the body of Saint Romuald, Saint Benedict Labre received hospitality from a pious family with whom he remained some hours. On going away he asked for a sheet of paper, on which he wrote a prayer in Latin, which he left with his hosts, assuring them, that if they recited it with faith, their houses and those of their neighbors would be preserved from destruction by fire, lightning and earthquakes. Some years afterward a terrible earthquake destroyed many houses in Fabriano; but that house in which the Saint had stopped and also those adjoining, received no injury, although situated in the quarter which suffered most. The inhabitants naturally attributed this preservation to the prayer of the holy mendicant, of which the following is a copy)
Jesus Christ, the King of Glory, came in peace. God was made man. The Lord was made Flesh. Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. Christ walked in peace through the midst of them. Christ was crucified. Christ died. Christ was buried. Christ rose again. Christ ascended into Heaven. Christ conquers. Christ reigns. Christ commands. May Christ defend us from all evil. Jesus is with us.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be. The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104, pp. 120-121.)
Prayer for the dying
Most merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray Thee, by the agony of Thy Most Sacred Heart, and by the sorrows of Thy Immaculate Mother, wash in Thy Blood the sinners of the whole world, who are now in their agony, and are to die this day. Amen.
Heart of Jesus, once in agony, have mercy on the dying.
Saint Joseph, Foster-Father of Jesus Christ, and true spouse of the blessed Virgin Mary, pray for us and for those dying today (or tonight).
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.
Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. (The Precious Blood and Mother, The Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood, Edmonton, Canada. Published at the Monastery of the Precious Blood, 700 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, 03104, pp. 123-124.)
After only Holy Mass itself, to which, of course, all Catholics can unite themselves spiritually if they cannot be present physically whenever it is offered by a true priest, Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary is the most powerful weapon we have to ward off everything that can afflict our soul and to give us the strength to accept and to prosper whatever crosses her Divine Son chooses to send us to draw us closer to Him through the powerful means of redemptive suffering.
As noted in part one of this commentary over three weeks ago, we also have Our Lady’s Miraculous Medal of Grace, which is a specific protection in times of the plague, the shield of her Brown Scapular of Mount Carmel and the patronage of her Most Chaste Spouse, Saint Joseph, the Protector of the Faithful, Terror of Demons and Patron of the Dying, as well as our Guardian Angels and Patron Saints. Why do we choose to live in such fear and apoplexy when we have such ready helps and helpers to assist us as we seek to walk the rocky road that leads to the Narrow Gate of Life Himself, especially in this solemn time of Passiontide.
This time of travail will pass, whether now, in the near future or when we enter into eternity. We must beg Our Lady, the Mediatrix of All Graces, to help us to persevere until the end as we are lost—utterly lost, now and for all eternity—without her loving help and assistance.
A Brief Passiontide Reflection
Sunday, March 29, 2020, was Passion Sunday. We have thus begun the most solemn two weeks of Holy Mother Church’s liturgical calendar, meaning that it is time to withdraw more and more from the madness of an insane world to focus on how our sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity for our sanctification and salvation.
This is this most solemn time of year, which is why statues and other images in Catholic churches are shrouded in purple until the Gloria is sung on the morning of Holy Saturday (or the evening of Holy Saturday in those chapels observing the liturgical rites in force at the time of the death of Pope Pius XII on October 9, 1958). Holy Mother Church compels us to direct our attention on the events of Our Lord’s Passion, reminding us that the world itself was shrouded in darkness until He, the Light of the World, rose from the dead on Easter Sunday.
Sadly, most people alive today flee from the Light of the World just as much as did the Jews had this Light in their very corporeal presence and yet preferred the darkness of their own unbelief and idolatry. Most people today are so steeped in darkness and have make themselves the willing prisoners of sin and engage in every manner of idolatry imaginable that they are incapable of reading the signs of the times, including the fact that God is sending plagues to punish even believing Catholics for our sins, our sloth, our indifference, our lukewarmness and our worldliness as well as to punish those who promote sin and are openly hostile to the true Faith for their refusal to see Our Lord as the Light of the World and who make open warfare against Him and His true Church.
The onset of Passiontide should prompt us to examine our consciences very thoroughly in order to prepare them to make a good, integral confession of our sins to a true priest as our own sins have mocked God, His Omnipotence, His Omniscience, His Justice and even His Mercy, which have too frequently presumed so casually, so that Our Lord will not speak to us at the Particular Judgment as He speak to the Jews in the passage from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John that was read on Passion Sunday three days ago:
At that time, Jesus said to the crowds of the Jews: Which of you can convict Me of sin? If I speak the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear is that you are not of God. The Jews therefore in answer said to Him, Are we not right in saying that You are a Samaritan, and have a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil, but I honor My Father, and you dishonor Me. Yet, I do not seek My own glory; there is One Who seeks and Who judges. Amen, amen, I say to you, if anyone keep My word, he will never see death. The Jews therefore said, Now we know that You have a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets, and You say, ‘If anyone keep My word he will never taste death.’ Are You greater than our father Abraham, who is dead? And the prophets are dead. Whom do You make Yourself? Jesus answered, If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing. It is My Father Who glorifies Me, of Whom you say that He is your God. And you do not know Him, but I know Him. And if I say that I do not know Him, I shall be like you, a liar. But I know Him, and I keep His word. Abraham your father rejoiced that he was to see My day. He saw it and was glad. The Jews therefore said to Him, You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham? Jesus said to them, Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I am. They therefore took up stones to cast at Him; but Jesus hid Himself, and went out from the temple. (John 8: 46-49.)
Our Lord clearly proclaimed Himself to be God to the Jews in this discourse, and they did not believe Him. Well, it is perhaps more accurate to say that they did not want to believe Him as they, mere mortals, knew that believing in Him would mean an end their pretentiously cruel use of the Mosaic laws to lord it over others without regard for the spirit of those laws, which is why that they had to accuse Him of blasphemy. The leaders of the Jews refused to bend their knees before their very God, Whom they knew full well had said the following to Moses when charging him with the responsibility to liberate the Hebrew people from their captivity to the Egyptians:
 And Moses said to God: Who am I that I should go to Pharao, and should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?  And he said to him: I will be with thee: and this thou shalt have for a sign, that I have sent thee: When thou shalt have brought my people out of Egypt, thou shalt offer sacrifice to God upon this mountain.  Moses said to God: Lo, I shall go to the children of Israel, and say to them: The God of your fathers hath sent me to you. If they should say to me: What is his name? what shall I say to them?  God said to Moses: I AM WHO AM. He said: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: HE WHO IS, hath sent me to you.  And God said again to Moses: Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me to you: This is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. (Exodus 3: 1-15.)
The Jews knew that Our Lord was proclaiming Himself to be God. They knew also that He had performed miracles and had taught more authoritatively than anyone before Him. Blinded by their pride and their obstinacy, they, presaging the high priests and priestesses of the Judeo-Masonic world of Modernity, were constitutionally incapable of bowing down to acknowledge their very God when He appeared and spoke to them in the very Flesh.
Father Maurice Meschler explained the encounter as follows:
In proportion as He reveals Himself more fully, the Jews grow more bitter in their rage and hatred. We see their increasing irritation in their more and more frequent and excited contradiction; in the scorn and derision which now marks their retorts and with which they respond to our Lord’s prediction with regard to His decease (John viii. 22), here with far more malevolence than on the Feast of the Tabernacles (John vii. 35); lastly, in the open affront and curse which they hurl in His face before all the people, calling Him a Samaritan and a demoniac (John viii. 48, 52, vii. 20), Our Lord a more severe in His language, and upbraids them with very bitter truths, predicting their impatient death and temporal and eternal ruin (John vii. 34; viii. 44). The severe and humiliating defeat in connection with the adulterers must already have excited and exasperated these perverse hearts to the very utmost, and now that our Lord so unsparingly castigates their national and personal pride, their hatred and fury breaks out into a wild act of violence, and they wish to stone Him in the Temple. Our Saviour’s divine power alone frustrates their attempt. It is as though we see the combat between light and darkness actually before our eyes, and as if the word of St. John: “The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” (i. 5) were here enacted in a living scene (Keppler). The Jews are not only the real adulterers, by their violation of the covenant with their God, but also His persecutors and murderers; they wish to stone their Messias in the midst of His Temple, and thus to extinguish the Light of the World with their own hands. How marvelouslly beautiful and majestic the figure of our Saviour appears against this dark background, in His calmness and self-possession, His childlike fidelity and love to His Father; in His pure zeal for the honour and mandate of His Heavenly Father; and lastly, in the courage He displays in the midst of the infuriated people, and in His divine power, since He does not flee or bend down to avoid the stones cast at Him, but simply withdraws from them like the light, which cannot be seized and stoned! The Godhead was His shield and refuge. But the situation had become so strained by the preceding events that a crisis was unavoidable. (Father Maurice Meschler, S.J., The Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God, in Meditations, Volume I, Freiburg Im Breisgau, 1928 Herder & Co., Publishers to the Holy Apostolic See, pp. 599-600.)
Yes, the confrontation has begun. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has proclaimed Himself to be what He is, God in the very Flesh, and they did not want to believe Him. Instead, of course, much like the Talmudists, Kabbalists, Zionists and other naturalists and rationalists of our day, the Jews who were denounced by Our Lord used epithets to try to distract the people from the fact that Truth Himself was announcing to them all that the time of the Old Covenant was coming to an end. The Jews preferred the blindness. So do most people, including most Catholics today, which is why career politicians, civil servant apparatchiks, lawyers, educators, talking heads and the other blathering, babbling naturalists of the commentariat class, scientists, medical “professionals,” leaders of multinational corporations and other businesses, bankers and others who become wealthy from charging usurious rates of interest to keep the peons who must purchase automobiles and other major expenses on credit in states of perpetual slave bondage and poverty can never see the truth about anything, especially on matters of life and death. Merchants of lies can never see the Divine impress in others, and they can never admit that there are truths that exist in the nature of things that do not depend upon human acceptance for their binding force and validity and that bind the consciences of all people at a times in all circumstances and in all places.
Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., explained that Our Lord came to redeem us from our sins, not to restore Israel as He told the Jews to their face that their time was coming to an end:
The fury of the Jews is evidently at its height, and Jesus is obliged to hide Himself from them. But He is to fall into their hands before many days are over; then will they triumph and put Him to death. They triumph, and Jesus is their victim; but how different is to be His lot from theirs! In obedience to the decree of His heavenly Father, and out of love for men. He will deliver Himself into the hands of His enemies, and they will put Him to death; but He will rise victorious from the tomb, He will ascend into heaven. He will enthroned on the right hand of His Father. His enemies, on the contrary, after venting all their rage, will live on without remorse, until the terrible day come for their chastisement. That day is not far off, for observe the severity wherewith our Lord speaks to them: ‘You hear not the words of God, because you are not of God.’ Yet there was a time when they were of God, for the Lord gives His grace to all men; but they have rendered this grace useless; they are now in darkness, and the light they have rejected will not return.
You say that my Father is your God, and you have not known Him; but I know Him. Their obstinacy in refusing to acknowledge Jesus as the Messias, has led them to ignore that very God, whom they boast of honouring; for if they knew the Father, they would not reject His Son. Moses, and the Psalms, and the Prophets, are a dead letter to them; these sacred Books are soon to pass into the hands of the Gentiles, who will both read and understand them. If, continues Jesus, I should say that I know Him not, I should be like you, a liar. This strong language is that of the angry Judge who is come down, at the last day, to destroy sinners. Jerusalem has not known the time of her visitation: the Son of God has visited her, He is with her, and she dares to say to Him: Thou hast a devil! She says to the eternal Word, who proves Himself to be God by the most astonishing hat miracles, that Abraham and prophets are greater than He! Strange blindness, that comes from pride and hardness of heart! The feast of the Pasch is at hand; these men are going to eat, and with much parade of religion, the flesh of the figurative lamb; they know full well that this lamb is a symbol, or a figure, which is to have its fulfillment. The true Lamb is to be sacrificed by their hands, and they will not know Him. He will shed His Blood for them, and it will not save them. How this reminds us of those sinners, for whom this Easter promises to be as fruitless as those of the past years! Let us redouble our prayers for them, and beseech our Lord to soften their hearts, lest trampling the Blood of Jesus under their feet, they should have it to cry vengeance against them before the throne of the heavenly Father. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B, The Liturgical Year: Volume 6—Passiontide, pp. 114-115.)
Judaism belongs to the kingdom of satan, which is why is it completely diabolical for anyone to contend that it has any authority from God to occupy the very places where Our Blessed Lord and Saviour sanctified with His own Most Precious Blood as He suffered and died at the hands of the unbelieving Jews, motivated in large part by our sins having transcended time, who even refused the thirty-seven year period mercy that the Divine Victim had extended to them to respond to the preaching of the Apostles. Alas, they refused to listen to the Apostles, and they persecuted them just as they had to Our Lord, Who had prophesied their persecution—and those of all anti-Catholics until the end of time—as follows:
 You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  These things I command you, that you love one another.  If the world hate you, know ye, that it hath hated me before you.  If you had been of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  Remember my word that I said to you: The servant is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you: if they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
 But all these things they will do to you for my name's sake: because they know not him who sent me.  If I had not come, and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.  He that hateth me, hateth my Father also.  If I had not done among them the works that no other man hath done, they would not have sin; but now they have both seen and hated both me and my Father.  But that the word may be fulfilled which is written in their law: They hated me without cause. (John 15: 16-24.)
There is no middle ground. All must be darkness when the Light of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ does not penetrate deep into the souls of the baptized and when the unbaptized, whose souls are captive to the devil by means of Original Sin, persist in their unbelief and, to be sure, their hatred all truth, supernatural and natural, starting with the very Holy Name of Jesus and all that He has entrusted to Holy Mother Church, including His teaching and the sacraments He instituted for our sanctification and salvation to apply the fruits of His Redemptive Act to men until the end of time.
One of the readings for Matins for Passion Sunday contained Pope Saint Gregory the Great’s reflections on the events recorded in the Gospel passage read at Holy Mass today:
Dearly beloved brethren, consider the gentleness of God. He came to take away sins, and He saith Which of you convinceth Me of sin? He Who, through the might of His Godhead, was able to justify sinners, was contented to show by argument that He was not Himself a sinner. But exceeding dread is that which followeth. He that is of God heareth God's words; ye, therefore, hear them not, because ye are not of God. If, then, whosoever is of God heareth God's words, and whosoever is not of Him cannot hear His words, let each one ask himself if he, in the ear of his heart, heareth God's words, and understandeth Whose words they are? The Truth commandeth us to long for a Fatherland in heaven, to bridle the lusts of the flesh, to turn away from the glory of the world, to seek no man's goods, and to give away our own.
Let each of you, therefore, think within himself if this voice of God is heard in the ear of his heart, and if he knoweth already if he is of God. For some there be, whom it pleaseth not to hear the commandments of God even with their bodily ears. And some there be, who receive the same with their bodily ears, but whose heart is far from them. And some also there be, who hear the words of God with joy, so that they are moved thereby even to tears; but when their fit of weeping is past they turn again to iniquity. They hear not the words of God, who despise to do them. Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, call up your own life before your mind's eye, and then ponder with trembling those awful words which the mouth of the Truth spoke. Ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
The Truth speaketh these words concerning the reprobate; but the reprobate make manifest the same thing concerning themselves, by their evil works. Thus immediately followeth: Then answered the Jews, and said unto Him: Say we not well that Thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? But let us hear what the Lord said to this insult. I have not a devil, but I honour My Father, and ye do dishonour Me. The Lord said: I have not a devil, but He did not say: I am not a Samaritan, for in a sense a Samaritan He was indeed, since the word Samaritan, in the Hebrew tongue, signifieth, being interpreted, a Watcher, and the Lord is that Watcher, of Whom the Psalmist saith cxxviii. 2 that unless He keep the city, other watchman waketh but in vain. He also is that Watchman unto Whom crieth Isaiah xxi. 11: Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? Therefore the Lord said: I have not a devil, but not I am not a Samaritan. Of the two things brought against Him He denied one; but by His silence, admitted the other. (Pope Saint Gregory the Great, as found in Matins, The Divine Office, Passion Sunday.)
We have to make sure that we are not reprobated and that we are not blind to the truth about ourselves. It is good to see the truth about the blindness of those who control the levers. However, it is far better for us to see the ugly truth about ourselves and the necessity of our relying upon the ineffable graces won for us by the High Priest Whose work of sanctification was described by Saint Paul the Apostle in the lesson appointed for Holy Mass today that Dom Prosper Gueranger reflected upon as follows:
It is by blood alone that man is to be redeemed. He has offended God. This God cannot be appeased by anything short of the extermination of His rebellious creatures, who, by shedding his blood, will give an earnest of his repentance and his entire submission to the Creator, against whom he dared to rebel. Otherwise, the justice of God must be satisfied by the sinner’s suffering eternal punishment. This truth was understood by all the peoples of the ancient world, and all confessed it by shedding the blood of victims, as in the sacrifice of Abel at the very commencement of the world., in the hecatombs of Greece, in the countless immolations whereby Solomon dedicated his temple. And yet God thus speaks to His people: ‘Hear, O My people, and I will speak: O Israel, and I will testify to thee: I am God thy God. I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices, and they burnt-offerings are always in my sight. I will not take calves out of thy house, nor he-goats out of thy flocks. I need them not: for all the beasts of the world are Mine. If I should be hungry I would not tell thee; for the world is Mine, and the fulness thereof. Shall I eat the flesh of bullocks? or shall I drink the blood of goats?’ Thus, God commands the blood of victims to be offered to Him, and, at the same time, declare that neither it nor they are precious in His sight. Is this a contradiction? No: God would hereby have man understand that it is only by blood that he can be redeemed, but that the blood of brute animals cannot effect this redemption. Can the blood of man himself bring him his own redemption, and appease God’s justice? No, not even man’s blood, for it is defiled; and even were it undefiled, it is powerless for o compensate for the outrage to God by sin. For this there was needed the Blood of a God; such was the Blood of Jesus, and He has come that he may shed it for our redemption.
In Him is fulfilled the most sacred of the figures of the old Law. Once each year, the high-priest entered into the Holy of holies, there to make intercession for the people. He went within the veil, even to the Ark of the Covenant; but he was not allowed to enjoy this great privilege, unless he entered the holy place carrying the blood of a newly-offered victim. The Son of God, the true High-Priest, is now about to enter heaven, and we are to follow Him thither; but unto this, He must have an offering of blood, and that Blood can be none other than His own. We are going to assist at His compliance with the divine ordinance. Let us open our hears, that this precious Blood may, as the apostle says in to-day’s Epistle, cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B, The Liturgical Year: Volume 6—Passiontide, pp. 110-111.)
Passiontide beckons us to remember that the liturgies that will be celebrated during Holy Week, starting with First Vespers on Palm Sunday and reaching their zenith during the Paschal Triduum of Our Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection, would not be possible without the full consent and cooperation of Our Lady, she who enfleshed the Word in her Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost at the Annunciation, who was with her Divine Son throughout the last days before His Crucifixion and Death, at which she, the Co-Redemptrix of the world, became for us Our Queen of Martyrs.
Now is the time to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of Our Lady’s Most Holy Rosary first before the Glorious and the Joyful Mysteries each day until Holy Saturday as it is these mysteries that unite us so entirely to sufferings that her Divine Son endured out of love and obedience to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal God the Father and out of the most compassionate love of His Most Sacred Heart for us recidivist sinners for whose redemption He poured out every single drop of His Most Precious Blood.
Pope Leo XIII explained the importance of the Sorrowful Mysteries as follows in Laetitiae Sanctae, September 8, 1893:
7. A second evil, one which is specially pernicious, and one which, owing to the increasing mischief which it works among souls, we can never sufficiently deplore, is to be found in repugnance to suffering and eagerness to escape whatever is hard or painful to endure. The greater number are thus robbed of that peace and freedom of mind which remains the reward of those who do what is right undismayed by the perils or troubles to be met with in doing so. Rather do they dream of a chimeric civilization in which all that is unpleasant shall be removed, and all that is pleasant shall be supplied. By this passionate and unbridled desire of living a life of pleasure, the minds of men are weakened, and if they do not entirely succumb, they become demoralized and miserably cower and sink under the hardships of the battle of life.
8. In such a contest example is everything, and a powerful means of renewing our courage will undoubtedly be found in the Holy Rosary, if from our earliest years our minds have been trained to dwell upon the sorrowful mysteries of Our Lord’s life, and to drink in their meaning by sweet and silent meditation. In them we shall learn how Christ, “the Author and Finisher of Our faith,” began “to do and teach,” in order that we might see written in His example all the lessons that He Himself had taught us for the bearing of our burden of labor — and sorrow, and mark how the sufferings which were hardest to bear were those which He embraced with the greatest measure of generosity and good will. We behold Him overwhelmed with sadness, so that drops of blood ooze like sweat from His veins. We see Him bound like a malefactor, subjected to the judgment of the unrighteous, laden with insults, covered with shame, assailed with false accusations, torn with scourges, crowned with thorns, nailed to the cross, accounted unworthy to live, and condemned by the voice of the multitude as deserving of death. Here, too, we contemplate the grief of the most Holy Mother, whose soul was not merely wounded but “pierced” by the sword of sorrow, so that she might be named and become in truth “the Mother of Sorrows.” Witnessing these examples of fortitude, not with sight but by faith, who is there who will not feel his heart grow warm with the desire of imitating them?
9. Then, be it that the “earth is accursed” and brings forth “thistles and thorns,” — be it that the soul is saddened with grief and the body with sickness; even so, there will be no evil which the envy of man or the rage of devils can invent, nor calamity which can fall upon the individual or the community, over which we shall not triumph by the patience of suffering. For this reason it has been truly said that “it belongs to the Christian to do and to endure great things,” for he who deserves to be called a Christian must not shrink from following in the footsteps of Christ. But by this patience, We do not mean that empty stoicism in the enduring of pain which was the ideal of some of the philosophers of old, but rather do We mean that patience which is learned from the example of Him, who “having joy set before Him, endured the cross, despising the shame” (Heb. xvi., 2). It is the patience which is obtained by the help of His grace; which shirks not a trial because it is painful, but which accepts it and esteems it as a gain, however hard it may be to undergo. The Catholic Church has always had, and happily still has, multitudes of men and women, in every rank and condition of life, who are glorious disciples of this teaching, and who, following faithfully in the path of Christ, suffer injury and hardship for the cause of virtue and religion. They reecho, not with their lips, but with their life, the words of St. Thomas: “Let us also go, that we may die with him” (John xi., 16).
10. May such types of admirable constancy be more and more splendidly multiplied in our midst to the weal of society and to the glory and edification of the Church of God!
11. The third evil for which a remedy is needed is one which is chiefly characteristic of the times in which we live. Men in former ages, although they loved the world, and loved it far too well, did not usually aggravate their sinful attachment to the things of earth by a contempt of the things of heaven. Even the right-thinking portion of the pagan world recognized that this life was not a home but a dwelling-place, not our destination, but a stage in the journey. But men of our day, albeit they have had the advantages of Christian instruction, pursue the false goods of this world in such wise that the thought of their true Fatherland of enduring happiness is not only set aside, but, to their shame be it said, banished and entirely erased from their memory, notwithstanding the warning of St. Paul, “We have not here a lasting city, but we seek one which is to come” (Heb. xiii., 4).
12. When We seek out the causes of this forgetfulness, We are met in the first place by the fact that many allow themselves to believe that the thought of a future life goes in some way to sap the love of our country, and thus militates against the prosperity of the commonwealth. No illusion could be more foolish or hateful. Our future hope is not of a kind which so monopolizes the minds of men as to withdraw their attention from the interests of this life. Christ commands us, it is true, to seek the Kingdom of God, and in the first place, but not in such a manner as to neglect all things else. For, the use of the goods of the present life, and the righteous enjoyment which they furnish, may serve both to strengthen virtue and to reward it. The splendor and beauty of our earthly habitation, by which human society is ennobled, may mirror the splendor and beauty of our dwelling which is above. Therein we see nothing that is not worthy of the reason of man and of the wisdom of God. For the same God who is the Author of Nature is the Author of Grace, and He willed not that one should collide or conflict with the other, but that they should act in friendly alliance, so that under the leadership of both we may the more easily arrive at that immortal happiness for which we mortal men were created.
13. But men of carnal mind, who love nothing but themselves, allow their thoughts to grovel upon things of earth until they are unable to lift them to that which is higher. For, far from using the goods of time as a help towards securing those which are eternal, they lose sight altogether of the world which is to come, and sink to the lowest depths of degradation. We may doubt if God could inflict upon man a more terrible punishment than to allow him to waste his whole life in the pursuit of earthly pleasures, and in forgetfulness of the happiness which alone lasts for ever. (Pope Leo XIII, Laetitiae Sanctae, December 8, 1893.)
Heaven awaits those who keep close to Our Lady and compassionate her for how our sins caused her Divine Son to suffer and die for us on the wood of the Holy Cross and that keep us steeped in blindness about the unvarnished truth about the state of our own souls, which is what matters more than the state of our bodies. As one true priest in the Commonwealth of Taxachusetts told a parishioner when she commended him for continuing to offer Holy Mass publicly, “We still have to save souls.” The comment was made humbly, not in a spirit of pride or self-contentment. This is something that we must keep in mind during the madness that has enveloped the minds of so many traditional priests.
Yes, this is Passiontide. We need to sanctify and to save our souls, and while the Japanese maintained the Holy Faith by means of Baptism and Holy Matrimony for two hundred fifty years after the episodic persecutions of Catholics that came to its climax at the beginning of the Seventeenth Century, we do have true priests who are able to offer Holy Mass, and they should do so without regard for civil decrees issued by officials who are manipulating an admittedly grim situation for their own statist purposes.
Remember, our sins caused Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart to be pierced with swords of sorrow, which is why we must resolve to amend our lives and seek to sin no more. The praying of her Dolors, in addition to the praying of the Holy Rosary, is just one way that we can unite ourselves with her during these times when people fear harm to body and not to soul so that she can bring us to stand by the foot of her Divine Son’s Most Holy Cross every day of our lives, and from there to bring us to an unending Easter Sunday in Heaven in the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, Triumph soon!
Our Lady of the 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 Camillus de Lellis, pray for us.
Saint John of God, pray for us.
Saint Vincent de Paul, pray for us.
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, pray for us.
Saint Charles Borromeo, pray for us.