And The Winner Is. . . .
Thomas A. Droleskey
Well, Midget Naturalist Willard Mitt Romney "defeated" Midget Naturalist Richard John Santorum by all of eight votes in the Iowa Caucuses last evening. The final vote count was 30,015 for Romney and 30,007 for Santorum.
Willard Mitt Romney, the mercurial flip flopper from Massachusetts by way of his native state of Michigan, where his father, Midget Naturalist George Romney, served as Governor from January 1, 1963, to January 22, 1969, at which point he became the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the administration of President Richard Milhous Nixon and Vice President Spiro Theodore Agnew, actually received fewer votes than he did in 2008 when Michael Dale Huckabee finished in first place in the Iowa Causes on January 4, 2008, with 40,954 votes and Romney finished in second with 30,021. The eventual nominee in 2008, Midget Naturalist John Sidney McCain III, who did not campaign in Iowa, finished in fourth place with 15,536 votes. Lacking any organizational infrastructure outside of Iowa and with a paucity of funds, Huckabee hit his "brick wall" in South Carolina, although he soldiered on even after Romney dropped out of the race on February 7, 2008, endorsing McCain just a week later in what many will remember was an icy encounter between the two in Massachusetts that day.
As usually, but not always, happens with the organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America that are called political parties, former adversaries who are tied to the establishment and have much to gain from remaining within its alleged "good graces," wind up laying aside the weapons of combat to endorse each other because there is more than unites than divides them. This is what will happen soon as John Sidney McCain III, who ran that simply deplorable and aimless campaign against Midget Naturalist of the false opposite of the "left," Barack Hussein Obama, in the general election in 2008, endorses Midget Naturalist Willard Mitt Romney, replicating Robert Joseph Dole, Jr's, endorsement of the man he said that lied about his record as they contested for the 1988 Republican Party presidential nomination, Midget Naturalist George Herbert Walker Bush, then Vice President of the United States of America, later becoming fast friends with Bush, who endorsed Dole in 1996 and has, of course, endorsed Romney, the son of the man with whom he served in the Nixon Administration.
As I noted before, Willard Mitt Romney will be the Republican presidential nominee this year. He will be rejected by the voters in the swing states, those fourteen or fifteen states where the election is actually decided, as there is no need to have "Obama Lite" when you can have Obama himself, replete with all of the statist calories and power-grabbing, dictatorial stunts that harken back to the days of Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, each of whom disregarded laws of God and man as they sought to achieve their nefarious goals (see Not A Mention of Christ the King)? This is why then United States Senator Alfonse M. D'Amato lost to then United States Representative Charles H. Schumer in 1998 as New Yorkers did not have to settle for "Schumer Lite," D'Amato, who tried to position himself to appeal to more moderate voters without mentioning those nasty "social issues" (which is why he was not pleased that he was challenged by a certain forty-seven year old political science professor and Catholic writer and speaker in a primary for the Right to Life Party senatorial nomination as he simply wanted to pocket the votes of voters on the Right to Life Party line without calling attention to the issue). And this why John McCain lost to Obama in 2008. After all, why settle for an aimless statist and interventionist when you could have the Real McCoy in Obama himself?
No, Richard John Santorum, who has been very aptly termed a Pro-Life Statist in the model of George Walker Bush himself (Socialism, Straight From Your "Pro-Life" Conservative and Y2K's Lesser Evil Has Brought Us Great Evils), will not "stop" Willard Mitt Romney. Santorum has no money. He has no campaign infrastructure. And even though Newton Leroy Gingrich is a convert to what he thinks is the Catholic Church, Santorum is a lifelong Catholic, albeit a full-throated conciliar Catholic, and that does not play very well in the State of South Carolina, where the next major contested event in the circus of midget naturalists will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012, as Republicans in the Magnolia State go to the polls in the year's second primary (New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary will take place on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, and Romney is a lock to win that state by a very handy margin). It must be remembered that Patrick Joseph Buchanan ran into great opposition in South Carolina in 1996, and no small measure of that opposition centered not only on his alleged "unelectability" in comparison to the hapless, mercurial and ever-inarticulate deal-maker named Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., but in a very effective whisper campaign that centered on his Catholicism. Rick Santorum is not going to "play" that well in South Carolina, although he will certainly rise from the single digits in the current polls as a result of his near-victory in Iowa. Texas Governor Rick Perry's continued participation in the South Carolina primary will complicate life for Santorum while aiding, of all people, Willard Mitt Romney by once again dividing the so-called "conservative" vote.
This is, of course, very good theater. However, that it is all that it is, theater, the theater of the naturalist absurd. There is nothing short of Catholicism that can serve as the foundation of personal and social order. We are living in the midst of a chastisement that cannot be "voted" away or "wished" away.
The world of Modernity is premised upon the lie that it is possible for men to be well-ordered in their own personal lives that they can live within the framework of well-ordered republics. To profess believe in Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ "personally" without acknowledging His Social Kingship over our nations is, to quote Louis-Edouard-François-Desiré Cardinal Pie, the Bishop of Poitiers, France, from 1849 to 1880, is to say that He is not God:
"If Jesus Christ," proclaims Msgr. Pie in a
magnificent pastoral instruction, "if Jesus Christ Who is our light
whereby we are drawn out of the seat of darkness and from the shadow of
death, and Who has given to the world the treasure of truth and grace,
if He has not enriched the world, I mean to say the social and political
world itself, from the great evils which prevail in the heart of
paganism, then it is to say that the work of Jesus Christ is not a
divine work. Even more so: if the Gospel which would save men is
incapable of procuring the actual progress of peoples, if the revealed
light which is profitable to individuals is detrimental to society at
large, if the scepter of Christ, sweet and beneficial to souls, and
perhaps to families, is harmful and unacceptable for cities and empires;
in other words, if Jesus Christ to whom the Prophets had promised and
to Whom His Father had given the nations as a heritage, is not able to
exercise His authority over them for it would be to their detriment and
temporal disadvantage, it would have to be concluded that Jesus Christ
is not God". . . .
"To say Jesus Christ is the God of
individuals and of families, but not the God of peoples and of
societies, is to say that He is not God. To say that Christianity is the
law of individual man and is not the law of collective man, is to say
that Christianity is not divine. To say that the Church is the judge of
private morality, but has nothing to do with public and political
morality, is to say that the Church is not divine."
In fine, Cardinal Pie insists:
"Christianity would not be divine if it were to have existence within individuals but not with regard to societies."
Fr. de St. Just asks, in conclusion:
"Could it be proven in clearer terms that social atheism conduces to individualistic atheism?"
Moving ahead several pages in Fr. de St. Just's The Kingship of Christ According to Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, we continue with Msgr. Pie's observations:
"There is no more public morality, no more justice,
you will say. These results astonish you; it should have been easy to
predict. Isn't this as a pagan saying has it, that it would be easier to
build a city in the air than to have a society without God. Isn't this
what the Roman orator [Cicero] had said, that the stability of commerce
and the greatest of virtues, which in justice, would be undermined along
with loss of respect for a strong faith in the divinity? Hasn't the
Holy Ghost declared in the most energetic language that when impious men
rule men can expect nothing other than ruin: 'When the wicked shall
bear rule, the people shall mourn' (Prov. 9: 2)
"You add: all is going, all is in decline. And
still you are astonished again, this should have been easy to foresee
... Because the legislation has made a profession of neutrality and of
abstention concerning the existence of God, upon what foundation will
its proper authority be established? In permitting me to not acknowledge
God, am I not authorized to belittle God Himself? We have not elected
to place dogma in the law, you tell me. And I reply: if the dogma of the
existence of God i snot found in the law, then the law is no longer so
in the true sense of the word, it is nothing but a pipedream." (pp.
"Neither in His Person," Card, Pie said in a
celebrated pastoral instruction, "nor in the exercise of His rights,
can Jesus Christ be divided, dissolved, split up; in Him the distinction
of natures and operations can never be separated or opposed; the divine
cannot be incompatible to the human, nor the human to the divine. On
the contrary, it is the peace, the drawing together, the reconciliation;
it is the very character of union which has made the two things one:
'He is our peace, Who hat made both one. . .' (Eph. 2:14). This is why
St. John told us: 'every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And
this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and is now
already in the world' (1 John 4:3; cf. also 1 John 2:18, 22; 2 John: 7).
"So then, Card. Pie continues, "when I hear certain talk being spread
around, certain pithy statements (i.e., 'Separation of Church and
State,' for one, and the enigmatic axiom 'A free Church in a free
State,' for another) prevailing from day to day, and which are being
introduced into the heart of societies, the dissolvent by which the
world must perish, I utter this cry of alarm: Beware the Antichrist."
Fr. de St. Just adds:
"Accordingly, the Bishop of Poitiers had
always fought against THE SEPARATION OF Church and State. Moreover, he
opposed all separations, that of reason and faith, of nature and grace,
of natural religion and revealed religion, the separation of the
philosopher and the Christian, of private man and public man. He saw in
all these [separations] a resurgence of Manichean dualism and he had
fought all these with, the supreme argument, the law formed by Christ.
Therefore, it is in all truth, writing to [Minister of the Interior] the
Count of Presigny, that he could render this testimony:
'We have nothing in common with the theorists of
disunion and opposition of two orders, temporal and spiritual, natural
and supernatural. We struggle, on the contrary, with all our strength
against these doctrines of separation which is leading to the denial of
religion itself and of revealed religion.'"
Fr. de St. Just returns at this point and
introduces us to what is perhaps Msgr. Pie's strongest language, with
regard to this entire subject:
"To this doctrine of the Church, which Msgr. Pie
brought to the mind of the rulers of nations, the liberals would oppose
acts favoring separation.
"Certain countries, Belgium and America, for
example, haven't they proclaimed the separation of Church and State, and
doesn't the Church enjoy a more complete liberty under such a system?"
Cardinal Pie responded firmly to this question:
'THE AMERICAN AND BELGIUM SYSTEM, this system of
philosophical-political indifference, shall eternally be a bastard
system" (pp. 122-124 in Fr. de St. Just's book) (Selected Writings of Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, Catholic Action Resource Center, Orlando, Florida, October, 2007, pp. 21-23.)
We cannot live in fear.
We are, as has been noted on this site so many times,
in a period chastisement. There is no "springtime" in the world or in
the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is why we must intensify
our prayer and our sacrifices.
This is the time that God has ordained for us to be alive and to thus
seek to sanctify and save our souls as members of His Catholic Church. The graces that His Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are more than sufficient for us to weather the storms of the present moment. Remember, good readers, that worse will follow. The debt of sin that we owe to God individually and that the United States of America owes to Him collectively is vast, which is why it is good to recall that America's "Debt Clock" Began Ticking On July 4, 1776.
We are eyewitnesses to the effects that the
Protestant Revolution and Modernity have done to men and their nations.
We are eyewitnesses of a spirit of apostasy and betrayal from men who
consider themselves to be the officials of the Catholic Church that is
breathtakingly staggering in its boldness and its cope. We must
intensify our own acts of reparation to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, especially by
praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits.
Catholics trust in Our Lady and her Most Holy Rosary and her Fatima Message, not in the "clever" strategies of naturalists who aren't even very good in promoting a consistent form of naturalism. All forms of naturalism are from the devil, who is the only real "winner" in the farce of elections that take place among competing sets of naturalists, each of whom believes that they can "set the nation right" when no nation can be set aright unless it is placed under the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church.
The twin, matchless Hearts of love that are the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus do not live comfortably with the murder of the preborn and with cultural decay. Neither should we. Not once. Never. We try to plant the seeds as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus through through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary when all men, celebrating the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary as a result of the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message, will exclaim with jubilation:
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, 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.
The Holy Innocents, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?