Although I will return to a review of some of President-elect Donald John Trump’s Cabinet selections in part seven of this continuing series, the focus in this particular commentary is going to be on the all-too-predictable histrionic—and very calculated—reaction on the part of the professional agitators of the false opposite of the naturalist “left,” who make their very handsome living by fomenting class warfare and violence to “settle” things once and for all according to their whims of the moment, to the election of Donald John Trump over Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
All I will say for the moment about the Cabinet selections, though, is that the possible selection of Rex Tillerson, the Chief Executive Office of ExxonMobil, as the next Secretary of State of the United States of America would continue the United States Department of State’s long and quite ignominious history of supporting international “family planning,” something, of course, that started in the administration of President Richard Milhous Nixon nearly forty-seven years ago now (see Foggy Bottom's Bloody Tradition and Sober Up, part four). Despite all of the shell games that ExxonMobil’s executives play to deny any “direct” funding of Planned Barrenhood, this nefarious multinational corporation has been and continues to be very supportive of “international family planning.”
Preferring Falsehood to Facts
The decline and fall of post-Christian Western “civilization,” which, of course, has never been all that civilized, has reached a point where the adversary uses both major competing sets of naturalists to foment division and chaos on an unremitting basis. There is no peace, no rest from those who desire to “settle” things on terms that are inimical to the sanctification of human souls and thus to the right ordering of nations in accord with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law.
Writing in his first encyclical letter, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, Pope Pius XI described the absence of peace that characterized the world in the immediate aftermath of the end of what came to be called World War I on November 11, 1918:
The belligerents of yesterday have laid down their arms but on the heels of this act we encounter new horrors and new threats of war in the Near East. The conditions in many sections of these devastated regions have been greatly aggravated by famine, epidemics, and the laying waste of the land, all of which have not failed to take their toll of victims without number, especially among the aged, women and innocent children. In what has been so justly called the immense theater of the World War, the old rivalries between nations have not ceased to exert their influence, rivalries at times hidden under the manipulations of politics or concealed beneath the fluctuations of finance, but openly appearing in the press, in reviews and magazines of every type, and even penetrating into institutions devoted to the cultivation of the arts and sciences, spots where otherwise the atmosphere of quiet and peace would reign supreme.
Public life is so enveloped, even at the present hour, by the dense fog of mutual hatreds and grievances that it is almost impossible for the common people so much as freely to breathe therein. If the defeated nations continue to suffer most terribly, no less serious are the evils which afflict their conquerors. Small nations complain that they are being oppressed and exploited by great nations. The great powers, on their side, contend that they are being judged wrongly and circumvented by the smaller. All nations, great and small, suffer acutely from the sad effects of the late War. Neither can those nations which were neutral contend that they have escaped altogether the tremendous sufferings of the War or failed to experience its evil results almost equally with the actual belligerents. These evil results grow in volume from day to day because of the utter impossibility of finding anything like a safe remedy to cure the ills of society, and this in spite of all the efforts of politicians and statesmen whose work has come to naught if it has not unfortunately tended to aggravate the very evils they tried to overcome. Conditions have become increasingly worse because the fears of the people are being constantly played upon by the ever-present menace of new wars, likely to be more frightful and destructive than any which have preceded them. Whence it is that the nations of today live in a state of armed peace which is scarcely better than war itself, a condition which tends to exhaust national finances, to waste the flower of youth, to muddy and poison the very fountainheads of life, physical, intellectual, religious, and moral.
A much more serious and lamentable evil than these threats of external aggression is the internal discord which menaces the welfare not only of nations but of human society itself. In the first place, we must take cognizance of the war between the classes, a chronic and mortal disease of present-day society, which like a cancer is eating away the vital forces of the social fabric, labor, industry, the arts, commerce, agriculture -- everything in fact which contributes to public and private welfare and to national prosperity. This conflict seems to resist every solution and grows worse because those who are never satisfied with the amount of their wealth contend with those who hold on most tenaciously to the riches which they have already acquired, while to both classes there is common the desire to rule the other and to assume control of the other's possessions. From this class war there result frequent interruptions of work, the causes for which most often can be laid to mutual provocations. There result, too, revolutions, riots, and forcible repression of one side or other by the government, all of which cannot but end in general discontent and in grave damage to the common welfare. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
This is as applicable to the situation in the United States of America now as it was worldwide ninety-four years ago. We live in the midst of constant agitations from the professional revolutionaries of the false opposite of the naturalist "left." Here we are, ladies and gentlemen, in the Third Week of Advent, a time in which we should be focusing on the joy of Christmas Day as we prepare maintain a spirit of prayer, penance, and fasting—especially on the Ember Days this week, and so many Americans are still spending their time following the false conflicts between “left” and “right” that are but the logical, inevitable consequences of the Protestant Revolution’s overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King that gave rise to the triumph of Judeo-Masonic naturalism as the sterile substitute for Catholicism as the foundation of social order and even of personal happiness.
Why should anyone be surprised that Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and his minions should be fomenting discord after the election? This is what statists of the “leftist” variety do as they believe that they are infallible in their pronouncements and that all opposition to them is thus illegitimate and unjust.
Indeed, our currently reigning caesar first tried blaming the election results on Fox News Channel's ability to influence the votes of white working class Americans.
In this election, [they] turned out in huge numbers for Trump. And I think that part of it has to do with our inability, our failure, to reach those voters effectively. Part of it is Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country, but part of it is also Democrats not working at a grassroots level, being in there, showing up, making arguments. That part of the critique of the Democratic Party is accurate. We spend a lot of time focused on international policy and national policy and less time being on the ground. And when we're on the ground, we do well. This is why I won Iowa. (Obama Blames Fox News For Democratic Party election defeat.)
Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus is constitutionally incapable of accepting the fact that his unconstitutional policies and executive order and his administration's promulgations of regulation after regulation have hurt all Americans, including white working class voters. The only ones who have really benefitted from his nearly eight years of office are to be found in scores of "nonprofit" groups that have been funded with taxpayer dollars to undertake various statist initiatives. The man who said "If you like your [health insurance] plan, you can keep your plan" and "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" even though he knew that this was a lie when those words came out of his mouth can never accept that he has been wrong about anything. His excuse is always the same, namely, electoral setbacks are merely the result of poor "messaging," not of his own policies and programs.
Those with long memories will recall that the then United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro (D-Illinois) blamed his loss to then United States Senator Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (D-New York) on those who clung to their "guns" and their "religion":
But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there's not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. (Barack Hussein Obama, Obama: No Surprise That Hard-Pressed Pennsylvanians Cling to Guns and Religion; see also Obama's Communist Mentor.)
Obama/Soetoro has governed in a manner completely befitting the beliefs he expressed privately in San Francisco, California, eight years ago, and he has pouted publicly whenever those "dupes" voted the "wrong" way in Congressional midterm elections, something that happened in the aftermath of the midterm Congressional elections on November 2, 2010, which were a resoundng rejection of ObamaCare, and of his own call on October 25, 2010, for Latinos to punish their "enemies," meaning hapless naturalists of the false opposite of the naturalist "right," the Republicans:
“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”
Referring specifically to Republicans such as Senator John McCain, who formerly supported an overhaul but now are stressing border security and supporting strict immigration laws like Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration measure, Mr. Obama said, “Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values.” (In Appeal to Hispanics, Obama Promises to Push Immigration Reform.)
It took caesar seven whole days to "walk back" his reference to Republicans as being the "enemies" of Latinos:
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday he should not have used the word "enemies" to describe his political opponents as Republicans sought to make an issue of the comment a day before congressional elections.
Obama, in an interview with talk radio host Michael Baisden, said, "I probably should have used the word 'opponents' instead of enemies."
He was backtracking from a comment he made a week ago in an interview with Univision radio in which he sought to persuade Hispanics to vote for Democratic candidates instead of Republicans.
"If Latinos sit out the election instead of, 'we're going to punish our enemies and we're going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us' -- if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's going to be harder," Obama had said.
Republicans in hot pursuit of control of the House of Representatives in Tuesday voting were drawing attention to Obama's "enemies" comment in hopes of encouraging more turnout by Republican voters.
Hammering home the issue was John Boehner, the Republican who would oust Democrat Nancy Pelosi as House speaker if Republicans win control of the House on Tuesday as most pollsters believe will happen.
"Today, sadly, we have president who uses the word 'enemy' for fellow Americans ... fellow citizens. He uses it for people who disagree with his agenda of bigger government ... people speaking out for a smaller, more accountable government that respects freedom and allows small businesses to create jobs," Boehner planned to say in Cincinnati.
"Mr. President, there's a word for people who have the audacity to speak up in defense of freedom, the Constitution, and the values of limited government that made our country great. We don't call them 'enemies.' We call them 'patriots,'" he planned to say.
Obama told Baisden that he was talking about opponents of a comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. immigration system. Hispanics have been disappointed that Obama has not pushed ahead on immigration legislation, which Republicans oppose. (Obama seeks to blunt Republican attack over comment.)
Back Hussein Obama and Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi and Harry Reid told one lie after another during the debate on ObamaCare in 2010. Each of them misled Americans concerning the coverage for surgical baby-killing that was to be included in ObamaCare.
"Civility" is a code word for fascists of the naturalist "left" so that they can tar anyone who disagrees with them by any pejorative that comes into their hollow little heads, mindful that they can always find a friendly interview who will "understand" them when they disingenuously say "Oops!" when they receive heat for saying what they actually believe about those who are so "insensitive" and so bold as to actually disagree with them, worse yet to oppose their policy proposals.
Also, of course, Obama/Soetoro and his supporters in the mainslime media have said repeatedly that all opposition to the incumbent president and to Madame Defarge is the result of racism, a charge that I have refuted many times on this site, including in We Oppose You Because of Your Policies, Mister President, Not Because of Your Skin Color.
The latest effort to discredit and to delegitimize the election of Donald John Trump revolves around the claim of American intelligence agencies that unidentified Russian hackers hacked into the e-mails of the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta, the egregious little demagogue who served as Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton's campaign manager. This is a clear effort to "usettle" the election results. As can be seen above, however, this is not the first time caesar has expressed displeasure with the outcome of elections.
Additionally, the very people who used “freedom of speech” and “freedom of press” to accomplish their own end of spreading error, falsehood, heresy and blasphemy and who would chafe at any effort designed to censor these errors use various forms of censorship—both in the mainslime media and in the halls of academe—to censor speech they consider to be unacceptable. Those who dare to violate their hallowed precepts must be denounced as “haters” and “bigots.”
The “left” consider themselves bound by no rule of law, whether God’s or man’s, that they do not accept as within their warped view of “justice.” Thus it is that even though the electoral college has been in place since the ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America by the state ratifying convention of the State of New Hampshire on June 21, 1788, it must be jettisoned when it produces an electoral outcome that meets with their disapproval. (In addition to the narrow victories he won in the States of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, electors pledged to Donald John Trump and Michael Richard Pence in the States of Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio won decisive victories. The three states about which there has been the most attention would have been entirely unimportant if Trump had lost Florida and either North Carolina or Ohio.) Facts mean nothing to the “left” as its adherents must live in a self-perpetuating world of fantasy, and anyone who attempts to dispel their fantasies must be greeted with emotional outbursts of Terminal Infantilism.
Undaunted by actual election results, the "left" must seek to invent nonexistent crises to maintain themselves in power, which is what is being done at this very done as ten unidentified electors have been convinced by reports of alleged Russian hacking into the e-mails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, to turn what is usually a pro forma casting of ballots next Monday, December 19, 2016, into fifty-one different deliberative bodies. This is a last-ditch effort on the part of Madame Defarge's people, probably aided by more than a few of their fellow travellers in the false opposite of the naturalist "right," to prevent any candidate from receiving a majority of the electoral college vote, thus throwing the election into the United States House of Representatives for the first time since February 9, 1825.
No, nothing is ever "settled" until it is "settled" according to the dictates of the "left," and it thus still possible, although not probable, for Madame Defarge to rise from the political grave. (See Clinton Campaign Backs Call for Electors to Get Information Alleging Russian Hacking To Trump Electors.) What do facts matter to those who are convinced of their own infallible rightheousness, especially when it is not all clear that individuals in Russia, which is certainly no friend of the legitimate national security interests of the United States of America, actually did the hacking (Report on Russia Meddling Conflicts With Congressoinal Testimony).
So, we will be faced with yet another needless source of agitation during the Fourth Week of Advent when our attention must be focused solely on the Nativity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in poverty, humility and anonynimity at Midnight on Christmas Day. Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro has given Americans his farewell "holiday" gift," which is his final act of "community organizing" as the forty-fourth President of the United States of America. Instead of waiting in expectation for the coming of Our Lord on Christmas Day, people will spend their time opposing or defending Donald John Trump, an agitation that will last for the next four years if at least two hundred seventy of Trump's three hundred six pledged electors vote for him in six days.
Again, there is only one winner in all of this, namely, the devil, who has already won the war against Christmas culturally and is intent to destroy the peace of Catholics in the final week of Advent by making Our Infant King's holy birth an afterthought during the Christmas Octave and Season.The devil hates Christ the King, and all of this needless agitation about the American presidential election results is his doing just as much as it was his doing that framers of the Constitution treated Our Lord's Incarnation and Nativity with indifference and then inspired these naturalists to convene the First Congress on December 25, 1789.
There is a special irony in this as the very people who deny the existing of truths that exist in the very nature of things, no less the existence of supernatural truths that have been revealed definitively by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and taught infallibly by His Holy Catholic Church, believe in their own infallibility. Yes, the very people who scoff at all concept of moral absolutism believe absolutely in their moral relativism, thus making them absolutists even though they cannot understand or recognize this fact.
Please, my friends, the whole system has been a conspiracy against Christ the King from its very inception, and the current agitation is designed to convince believing Catholics to be silent about the evils endorsed by Donald John Trump because of the flames of protest against him from the "left,"
How sad it is that people are seeking political salvation in either the "right" or the "left" in the same manner that the Jews who lived under Roman occupation in the Holy Land at the time of Our Lord's Nativity were seeking a political messias who would save them from the yoke of Roman oppression. The Jews did not recognize Christ the King at His Birth, and those influenced by Judeo-Masonry today continuing to look for salvation in all of the wrong places.
Sanity From Pope Pius XI
As Pope Pius XI noted in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, contests between political parties center principally on material well-being divorced and dissevered from even any remote recognition of First and Last Things:
To these evils we must add the contests between political parties, many of which struggles do not originate in a real difference of opinion concerning the public good or in a laudable and disinterested search for what would best promote the common welfare, but in the desire for power and for the protection of some private interest which inevitably result in injury to the citizens as a whole. From this course there often arise robberies of what belongs rightly to the people, and even conspiracies against and attacks on the supreme authority of the state, as well as on its representatives. These political struggles also beget threats of popular action and, at times, eventuate in open rebellion and other disorders which are all the more deplorable and harmful since they come from a public to whom it has been given, in our modern democratic states, to participate in very large measure in public life and in the affairs of government. Now, these different forms of government are not of themselves contrary to the principles of the Catholic Faith, which can easily be reconciled with any reasonable and just system of government. Such governments, however, are the most exposed to the danger of being overthrown by one faction or another. (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
To overlook—or to be entirely ignorant—of First and Last Things is to make oneself a prisoner of the conflicts of the moment without understanding that all human problems, bar none, are the result of Original Sin and our own Actual Sins, and that the only way to ameliorate these problems for men to rely upon the teaching authority of Holy Mother Church by cooperating with Sanctifying and Actual Graces. Those who think that there can be some other way to accomplish social order and/or to retard various social evils are not thinking very clearly.
Lost in the pitched battles of the moment is the simple fact that most of the social problems we face are the direct consequence of the planned attack on the sanctity, fecundity and indissolubility of the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony that began during the Protestant Revolution and has become a key goal of Judeo-Masonry. The warfare against marriage, family and the virtue of holy purity was noted by Pope Pius XI in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio:
It is most sad to see how this revolutionary spirit has penetrated into that sanctuary of peace and love, the family, the original nucleus of human society. In the family these evil seeds of dissension, which were sown long ago, have recently been spread about more and more by the fact of the absence of fathers and sons from the family fireside during the War and by the greatly increased freedom in matters of morality which followed on it as one of its effects. Frequently we behold sons alienated from their fathers, brothers quarreling with brothers, masters with servants, servants with masters. Too often likewise have we seen both the sanctity of the marriage tie and the duties to God and to mankind, which this tie imposes upon men, forgotten.
Just as the smallest part of the body feels the effect of an illness which is ravaging the whole body or one of its vital organs, so the evils now besetting society and the family afflict even individuals. In particular, We cannot but lament the morbid restlessness which has spread among people of every age and condition in life, the general spirit of insubordination and the refusal to live up to one's obligations which has become so widespread as almost to appear the customary mode of living. We lament, too, the destruction of purity among women and young girls as is evidenced by the increasing immodesty of their dress and conversation and by their participation in shameful dances, which sins are made the more heinous by the vaunting in the faces of people less fortunate than themselves their luxurious mode of life. Finally, We cannot but grieve over the great increase in the number of what might be called social misfits who almost inevitably end by joining the ranks of those malcontents who continually agitate against all order, be it public or private.
It is surprising, then, that we should no longer possess that security of life in which we can place our trust and that there remains only the most terrible uncertainty, and from hour to hour added fears for the future? Instead of regular daily work there is idleness and unemployment. That blessed tranquillity which is the effect of an orderly existence and in which the essence of peace is to be found no longer exists, and, in its place, the restless spirit of revolt reigns. As a consequence industry suffers, commerce is crippled, the cultivation of literature and the arts becomes more and more difficult, and what is worse than all, Christian civilization itself is irreparably damaged thereby. In the face of our much praised progress, we behold with sorrow society lapsing back slowly but surely into a state of barbarism.
We wish to record, in addition to the evils already mentioned, other evils which beset society and which occupy a place of prime importance but whose very existence escapes the ordinary observer, the sensual man -- he who, as the Apostle says, does not perceive "the things that are of the Spirit of God" (I Cor. ii, 14), yet which cannot but be judged the greatest and most destructive scourges of the social order of today. We refer specifically to those evils which transcend the material or natural sphere and lie within the supernatural and religious order properly so-called; in other words, those evils which affect the spiritual life of souls. These evils are all the more to be deplored since they injure souls whose value is infinitely greater than that of any merely material object. . . .
Peace indeed was signed in solemn conclave between the belligerents of the late War. This peace, however, was only written into treaties. It was not received into the hearts of men, who still cherish the desire to fight one another and to continue to menace in a most serious manner the quiet and stability of civil society. Unfortunately the law of violence held sway so long that it has weakened and almost obliterated all traces of those natural feelings of love and mercy which the law of Christian charity has done so much to encourage. Nor has this illusory peace, written only on paper, served as yet to reawaken similar noble sentiments in the souls of men. On the contrary, there has been born a spirit of violence and of hatred which, because it has been indulged in for so long, has become almost second nature in many men. There has followed the blind rule of the inferior parts of the soul over the superior, that rule of the lower elements "fighting against the law of the mind," which St. Paul grieved over. (Rom. vii, 23)
Men today do not act as Christians, as brothers, but as strangers, and even enemies. The sense of man's personal dignity and of the value of human life has been lost in the brutal domination begotten of might and mere superiority in numbers. Many are intent on exploiting their neighbors solely for the purpose of enjoying more fully and on a larger scale the goods of this world. But they err grievously who have turned to the acquisition of material and temporal possessions and are forgetful of eternal and spiritual things, to the possession of which Jesus, Our Redeemer, by means of the Church, His living interpreter, calls mankind.
It is in the very nature of material objects that an inordinate desire for them becomes the root of every evil, of every discord, and in particular, of a lowering of the moral sense. On the one hand, things which are naturally base and vile can never give rise to noble aspirations in the human heart which was created by and for God alone and is restless until it finds repose in Him. On the other hand, material goods (and in this they differ greatly from those of the spirit which the more of them we possess the more remain to be acquired) the more they are divided among men the less each one has and, by consequence, what one man has another cannot possibly possess unless it be forcibly taken away from the first. Such being the case, worldly possessions can never satisfy all in equal manner nor give rise to a spirit of universal contentment, but must become perforce a source of division among men and of vexation of spirit, as even the Wise Man Solomon experienced: "Vanity of vanities, and vexation of spirit." (Ecclesiastes i, 2, 14)
The same effects which result from these evils among individuals may likewise be expected among nations. "From whence are wars and contentions among you?" asks the Apostle St. James. "Are they not hence from your concupiscences, which war in your members?" (James iv, 1, 2)
The inordinate desire for pleasure, concupiscence of the flesh, sows the fatal seeds of division not only among families but likewise among states; the inordinate desire for possessions, concupiscence of the eyes, inevitably turns into class warfare and into social egotism; the inordinate desire to rule or to domineer over others, pride of life, soon becomes mere party or factional rivalries, manifesting itself in constant displays of conflicting ambitions and ending in open rebellion, in the crime of lese majeste, and even in national parricide.
These unsuppressed desires, this inordinate is love of the things of the world, are precisely the source of all international misunderstandings and rivalries, despite the fact that oftentimes men dare to maintain that acts prompted by such motives are excusable and even justifiable because, forsooth, they were performed for reasons of state or of the public good, or out of love for country. Patriotism -- the stimulus of so many virtues and of so many noble acts of heroism when kept within the bounds of the law of Christ -- becomes merely an occasion, an added incentive to grave injustice when true love of country is debased to the condition of an extreme nationalism, when we forget that all men are our brothers and members of the same great human family, that other nations have an equal right with us both to life and to prosperity, that it is never lawful nor even wise, to dissociate morality from the affairs of practical life, that, in the last analysis, it is "justice which exalteth a nation: but sin maketh nations miserable." (Proverbs xiv, 34) (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
Extreme nationalism is not patriotism. We our duty-bound by the precepts of the Natural Law to love our country, but we do so to will her good, namely, her conversion to the true Faith so that her laws will help to advance the temporal good of men in light of their Last End, which the the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son, and the God the Holy Ghost for all eternity. It is not to "hate" the United States of America for a native-born American citizen such as this writer to point out the flaws of its founding principles or the evils that it has promoted at home and abroad since its founding. It is also not to discount the horrors of Obama/Soetoro and the Clintons, et al. to remind readers that a naturalist such as Donald John Trump who is clueless about First and Last Things is no friend of the authentic good of the nation he loves from the standpoint of uncritical nationalism.
Indeed, no one in public life is familiar with Pope Pius XI's assessment of the dangers of military victory and/or materialism on the good of one's nation and the world:
26. Perhaps the advantages to one's family, city, or nation obtained in some such way as this may well appear to be a wonderful and great victory (this thought has been already expressed by St. Augustine), but in the end it turns out to be a very shallow thing, something rather to inspire us with the most fearful apprehensions of approaching ruin. "It is a happiness which appears beautiful but is brittle as glass. We must ever be on guard lest with horror we see it broken into a thousand pieces at the first touch." (St. Augustine de Civitate Dei, Book iv, Chap. 3)
There is over and above the absence of peace and the evils attendant on this absence, another deeper and more profound cause for present-day conditions. This cause was even beginning to show its head before the War and the terrible calamities consequent on that cataclysm should have proven a remedy for them if mankind had only taken the trouble to understand the real meaning of those terrible events. In the Holy Scriptures we read: "They that have forsaken the Lord, shall be consumed." (Isaias i, 28) No less well known are the words of the Divine Teacher, Jesus Christ, Who said: "Without me you can do nothing" (John xv, 5) and again, "He that gathereth not with me, scattereth." (Luke xi, 23)
These words of the Holy Bible have been fulfilled and are now at this very moment being fulfilled before our very eyes. Because men have forsaken God and Jesus Christ, they have sunk to the depths of evil. They waste their energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little remains from the existing ruin. It was a quite general desire that both our laws and our governments should exist without recognizing God or Jesus Christ, on the theory that all authority comes from men, not from God. Because of such an assumption, these theorists fell very short of being able to bestow upon law not only those sanctions which it must possess but also that secure basis for the supreme criterion of justice which even a pagan philosopher like Cicero saw clearly could not be derived except from the divine law.
Authority itself lost its hold upon mankind, for it had lost that sound and unquestionable justification for its right to command on the one hand and to be obeyed on the other. Society, quite logically and inevitably, was shaken to its very depths and even threatened with destruction, since there was left to it no longer a stable foundation, everything having been reduced to a series of conflicts, to the domination of the majority, or to the supremacy of special interests.
Again, legislation was passed which did not recognize that either God or Jesus Christ had any rights over marriage -- an erroneous view which debased matrimony to the level of a mere civil contract, despite the fact that Jesus Himself had called it a "great sacrament" (Ephesians v, 32) and had made it the holy and sanctifying symbol of that indissoluble union which binds Him to His Church. The high ideals and pure sentiments with which the Church has always surrounded the idea of the family, the germ of all social life, these were lowered, were unappreciated, or became confused in the minds of many. As a consequence, the correct ideals of family government, and with them those of family peace, were destroyed; the stability and unity of the family itself were menaced and undermined, and, worst of all, the very sanctuary of the home was more and more frequently profaned by acts of sinful lust and soul-destroying egotism -- all of which could not but result in poisoning and drying up the very sources of domestic and social life.
Added to all this, God and Jesus Christ, as well as His doctrines, were banished from the school. As a sad but inevitable consequence, the school became not only secular and non-religious but openly atheistical and anti-religious. In such circumstances it was easy to persuade poor ignorant children that neither God nor religion are of any importance as far as their daily lives are concerned. God's name, moreover, was scarcely ever mentioned in such schools unless it were perchance to blaspheme Him or to ridicule His Church. Thus, the school forcibly deprived of the right to teach anything about God or His law could not but fail in its efforts to really educate, that is, to lead children to the practice of virtue, for the school lacked the fundamental principles which underlie the possession of a knowledge of God and the means necessary to strengthen the will in its efforts toward good and in its avoidance of sin. Gone, too, was all possibility of ever laying a solid groundwork for peace, order, and prosperity, either in the family or in social relations. Thus the principles based on the spiritualistic philosophy of Christianity having been obscured or destroyed in the minds of many, a triumphant materialism served to prepare mankind for the propaganda of anarchy and of social hatred which was let loose on such a great scale.
Is it to be wondered at then that, with the widespread refusal to accept the principles of true Christian wisdom, the seeds of discord sown everywhere should find a kindly soil in which to grow and should come to fruit in that most tremendous struggle, the Great War, which unfortunately did not serve to lessen but increased, by its acts of violence and of bloodshed, the international and social animosities which already existed? (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Concilio, December 23, 1922.)
Those involved in the pitched battles to defend this or that organized crime family of naturalism fail to grasp the simple truth that both Donald John Trump, who has reveled in the sewer of impurity and whose wife and daughter and Catholic campaign manager dress very immodestly, and Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton are simply two sides of the same naturalist coin. The only difference between these competing camps is how economic well-being can be secured and maintained. Trump trusts in the good judgment of deal-making businessmen. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and, of course, the equally contemptible Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, beileve that "economic justice" can be achieved only by statist programs of income redistribution and by the promulgation of more and more Federal regulations. Neither the Trump camp nor the Clinton camp understand that it is impossible for men and their nations to know long term economic prosperity or national security as long as the civil law gives its stamp of approval on the sins that cry to Heaven for vengeance.
In this regard, therefore, it is useful to review Father Edward Cahill’s summary of Judeo-Masonry's systematic attack on the family in order to render unto the state that which belongs to God alone:
The immediate aim of the practical policy of Freemasonry is to make its naturalistic principles effective in the lives of the people; and first of all to enforce them in every detail of public life. Hence its political and social programme includes:
(1) The banishment of religion from all departments of government, and from all public institutions; and as a mark of the triumph of this policy, the removal of the Crucifix and all religious emblems from the legislative assemblies, the courts of justice, the public hospitals, the schools and university colleges, etc. (Father Edward Cahill, S.J., Freemasonry and the anti-Christian Movement, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, published originally by M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., in Dublin, Ireland, 1930, and republished by Kessinger Legacy Reprints, pp. 156-157.)
It is very telling that conciliar revolutionaries, who have enabled the "leftists" of the civil state in a particularly blatant manner since the "elction" of Jorge Mario Bergoglio on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, have applauded these “developments” as most of their own colleges and universities have divested themselves of official control of what is purported to be the Catholic Church and have removed the Crucifix and other religious emblems from most of their classrooms. Formerly Catholic hospitals have done the same. Indeed, many of them, participating fully in the medical industry’s manufactured, money-making myth of “brain death” (see ObamaDeathCare), have merged with secular corporations. And most Catholics in public life are fully supportive of various evils under cover of the civil law, and none of them is reprobated by Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who, quite instead, praises those of them that he meets as “servants of the poor.”
To return to Father Cahill’s enumeration of the Judeo-Masonic program:
(2) The secularization of marriage.
(3) The establishment of a State system of so-called education which, at least in its primary stages, will be obligatory and conducted by the laity.
(4) Complete freedom of worship (at least for all except the true one.) (Father Edward Cahill, S.J., Freemasonry and the anti-Christian Movement, Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, published originally by M. H. Gill and Son, Ltd., in Dublin, Ireland, 1930, and republished by Kessinger Legacy Reprints, p. 157.)
Absent the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by His Catholic Church, men and their nations must fall into the abyss. Those who think that the perversity represented by so-called “gay marriage” has brought us to rock bottom are quite mistaken. Polygamy and “marriage” to children are the next frontiers in the path of “civil freedom” according to the logic of Judeo-Masonry. Total debauchery thus must be enshrined under cover of the civil law and promoted and celebrated throughout what passes for “popular culture.”
Pope Leo XIII had made a similar point in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885, forty-five years before Father Cahill’s articles appeared in the Irish Ecclesiastical Review:
Doctrines [Modern doctrines on the separation of Church and State and civil liberty] such as these, which cannot be approved by human reason, and most seriously affect the whole civil order, Our predecessors the Roman Pontiffs (well aware of what their apostolic office required of them) have never allowed to pass uncondemned. Thus, Gregory XVI in his encyclical letter "Mirari Vos," dated August 15, 1832, inveighed with weighty words against the sophisms which even at his time were being publicly inculcated-namely, that no preference should be shown for any particular form of worship; that it is right for individuals to form their own personal judgments about religion; that each man's conscience is his sole and allsufficing guide; and that it is lawful for every man to publish his own views, whatever they may be, and even to conspire against the State. On the question of the separation of Church and State the same Pontiff writes as follows: "Nor can We hope for happier results either for religion or for the civil government from the wishes of those who desire that the Church be separated from the State, and the concord between the secular and ecclesiastical authority be dissolved. It is clear that these men, who yearn for a shameless liberty, live in dread of an agreement which has always been fraught with good, and advantageous alike to sacred and civil interests." To the like effect, also, as occasion presented itself, did Pius IX brand publicly many false opinions which were gaining ground, and afterwards ordered them to be condensed in summary form in order that in this sea of error Catholics might have a light which they might safely follow. (Pope Leo XIII, Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885.)
Insanity From Jorge Mario Bergoglio
As we know, of course, Jorge Mario Bergoglio does indeed believe that “it is right for individuals to form their own personal judgments about religion,” although he does not believe that men are able to make their own personal judgments about “climate change” and the Natural Law duty of nations to defend the integrity of their own borders by providing for an orderly process of migration that takes into account legitimate interests of national security and public health and safety as well as the plight of immigrants seeking entry. Bergoglio believes that those matters are beyond discussion, and he has even gone so far as to say that it is a “sin” for anyone to deny the existence of “climate change.”
Thus it is that the next four years, presuming that Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who turns eighty three days from today, will see the Argentine Apostate continuing his not-so-disguised guerilla warfare against Donald John Trump while aiding and abetting world leaders of the naturalist “left” who support the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance. Bergoglio, quite in contradistinction to Pope Leo XIII, believes that is is indeed "right for individuals to form their own personal judgments about religion," a falsehood that leads men in the civil realm to arguing about those things that are beyond the ability of humans to decide (see Arguing About Who Decides That Which Is Beyond Humans To Decide, part one, Arguing About Who Decides That Which Is Beyond Humans To Decide, part two, Arguing About Who Decides That Which Is Beyond Humans To Decide, part three, and Arguing Who Decides That Which is Beyond Humans To Decide, part four).
Remember, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a confederate in the army of statists such George Soros and Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., believes that it is necessary to base moral judgments on what people actually do rather than what they should do according to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law, something that will be demonstrated in part six of this series. Bergoglio's emphases on the "environment," "open borders" and matters of "economic justice" (read: Marxism) mean that "conservative" Catholics will be lining up to defend "their president" when the "heretical pope" attacks him, whether directly or indirectly, thus rendering fealty to a secular leader rather than to the man they accept as a true and legitimate Successor of Saint Peter.
Every single bit of this is designed to make men who are ignorant of First and Last Things appear to be defenders of truth as the office of the papacy comes to be viewed with more and more contempt and disgust by "conservative" and "traditionally-minded" Catholics.
We are living at time where there are diabolical traps to the "right" and to the "left," which is why our focus must be on the simple fact that the secular battles of the present are the result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Who was born for us to make it possible for us to live in a state of peace by means of the habitual presence of Sanctifying Grace in our souls, and it is such peace in our souls that is the fundamental precondition order within nations and peace among them.
As We Continue to Prepare for Christmas Day
Writing in The Liturgical Year, Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., explained that Gaudete Sunday, which was celebrated two days ago, Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Third Sunday of Advent and the Commemoration of Pope Saint Damasus, reminds us of the joy that must be ours because we belong to the Catholic Church, she who can make no terms with error any more than the likes of Saint Lucy to offer grains of incense to the false idols:
O holy Roman Church, city of our strength! behold us thy children assembled within thy walls, around the tomb of the fisherman, the prince of the apostles, whose sacred relics protect thee from their earthy shrine, and whose unchanging teaching enlightens thee from heaven. Yet, O city of strength: it is by the Saviour, who is coming that thou art strong. He is they wall, for it is He that encircles, with His tender mercy all thy children; He is thy bulwark, for it is by Him that thou art invincible, and that all the powers of hell are powerless to prevail against thee. Open wide thy gates, that all nations may enter thee; for thou art mistress of holiness and the guardian of truth. May the old error, which sets itself against the faith soon disappear, and peace reign over the whole fold! O holy Roman Church ! thou hast for ever put they trust in the Lord; and He, faithful to His promise, has humbled before thee the haughty ones that defied thee, and the proud cities that were against thee. Where now are the Caesars, who boasted that they had drowned thee in thy own blood ? where the emperors, who would ravish the inviolate virginity of thy faith ? where the heretics, who during the past centuries of thine existence, have assailed every article of thy teaching, and denied what they listed ? where the ungrateful princes, who would fain make a slave of thee, who hadst made them what they were ? where the empire of Mahomet, which has so many times raged against thee, for that thou, the defenceless State, didst arrest the pride of its conquests ? where the more modern sophists in whose philosophy thou was sent down as a system that had been tried, and was a failure, and is not a ruin ? and those kings who are acting the tyrant over thee, and those people that will have liberty independently and at the risk of truth, where they will be another hundred years? Gone and forgotten as the noisy anger of a torrent; whilst thou, O holy Church of Rome, built on the immovable rock, wilt be as calm as young, as unwrinkled as ever. Thy path through the ages of this world’s duration, will be right as that of the just man; thou wilt ever be the same unchanging Church, as thou hast been during the eighteen years past, whist everything else under the sun has been but change. Whence is thy stability, but form Him who is very truth and justice? Glory be to Him in thee! Each year, He visits thee; each year, He brings thee new gifts, wherewith thou mayest go happily through thy pilgrimage; and to the end of time, He will visit thee, and renew thee, not only with the power of that look wherewith Peter was renewed, but by filling thee with Himself, as He did the every glorious Virgin, who is the object of thy most tender love, after that which thou bearest to Jesus Himself. We pray with thee, O Church, our mother, and here is our prayer: ‘Coe, Lord Jesus! Thy name and Thy remembrance are the desire of our souls; they have desired Thee in the night, yea, and early in the morning have they watched for Thee.’ (Dom Prosper Gueranger, O.S.B., The Liturgical Year, Volume I, Advent, pp. 201-202.)
Although Dom Prosper Gueranger did not foresee the fact that even worse sophists and heretics would arise within one hundred years of his death on January 30, 1875, his description of the glories of Catholic Church can be applied to the counterfeit church of concilarism in no manner whatsoever as the latter entity is an embodient of sophistry and heresy that has made terms with the ancient enemies of Christ the King and all other false religions and false philosophica and social currents.
Talk about sober up! It is far past time for believing Catholics to understand and then to accept the fact that the problem facing us at this tie is not a "heretical pope" but a false church that has been headed by heretics from its inception. All that has happened recently is that the heretics have become bolder and more open about their agenda after a steady dose of five decades of fables that have been designed to convince baptized Catholics to hate Catholic truth as opposed to God's "mercy" and to embrace naturalism as the only legitimate foundation of social order.
Our hope, therefore, is in Christ the King, not in political "saviours" of the "left" or the "right" nor in "conservative" "cardinals" who refuse to recognize that they have enable heresy and error, including religious liberty, separation of Church and State and false ecumenism, in their own right.
We need Our Lady's help, especially by means of her Most Holy Rosary, in these troubling times as without the graces she sends us we will be prone to view the world through the eyes of naturalism and not through the supernatural eyes of the Catholic Faith.
May we take solace in these words of Dom Prosper Gueranger about Gaudete Sunday:
There hath stood One in the midst of you, whom you know not, says Saint John the Baptist to them that were sent by the Jews. So that our Lord may be near. He may even have come, and yet by some be not known! This Lamb of God is the holy Precursor’s consolation; he considers it a singular privilege to be but the voice which cries out to them to prepare the way of the Redeemer. In this, St. John a type of the Church, and of all such as seek Jesus. St. John is full of joy because the Savior has come, but the men around him are as indifferent as though they neither expected nor wanted a Savior. This is the third week of Advent; and are all hearts excited by the great tidings told them by the Church, that the Messias is near at hand? They that love Him not as their Savior, do they fear Him as their Judge? Are the crooked ways being made straight, and the hills being brought low? Are Christians seriously engaged in removing from their hearts the love or riches and the love of sensual pleasures? There is no time to lose: The Lord is nigh!" If these lines should come under the eye of any of those Christians who are in this state of sinful indifference, we would conjure them to shake off their lethargy, an render themselves worthy of the visit of the divine Infant; such a visit will bring them the greatest consolation here, and give them confidence hereafter, when our Lord will come to judge all mankind. Send thy grace, O Jesus, still more plentifully into their hearts; ‘compel them to go in,’ and permit not that it be said of the children of the Church, as St. John said of the Synagogue: There standeth in the midst of you One, whom you know not. (Dom Prosper Gueranger, The Liturgical Year, Volume I, Advent, pp. 205-206.)
We need Our Lady's help to make straight the path of her Divine Son into our own souls so that, liberated from the muck and mire of competing sets of naturalists, we may focus on the joy that should be shared by everyone in the world about the fact that He has become Incarnate for us and our salvation and deigned to be born in a lowly estate on Christmas Day.
This is all the more reason to take seriously this week's Ember Days in order that we might make reparation for our sins by offering up our prayers, fasting and sacrifices to the Throne of the Most Blessed Trinity as the consecrated slaves of Our Lord Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Viva Cristo Rey!
Viva La Virgen de Guadalupe!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Lucy, pray for us.