As New Dog and Pony Shows Come To Town
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Human beings are easily distracted. We tend to be distracted in our prayers as the demons do everything they can to prevent us from praying with fervor and devotion, especially as we are praying Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary.
The inability of people to focus on serious prayer, including mental prayer, is attributable, at least in large part, to the "busyness" of the Protestant and Novus Ordo service and its demand for the "full, active and conscious participation" of the faithful in the liturgy, meaning that the spirit of silence and recollection found the Immemorial Mass of Tradition that was conductive to full interior participation in the unbloody re-presentation of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Sacrifice of Himself to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father on the wood of the Holy Cross in atonement for our sins produced Catholics whose prayers at Holy Mass were incomplete, passive and unconscious. Lost in this mythology is the simple fact that illiterate Catholics throughout the centuries had a precise and reverent understanding that Holy Mass is indeed the unbloody re-presentation of Calvary as treated Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Real Presence with respect and awe. Can this be said about the effects of the Novus Ordo service upon many Catholics who are as of yet attached to the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism?
The Novus Ordo's promulgation by Giovanni Montini/Paul VI on April 3, 1969 (it went into effect on Sunday, November 30, 1969, the First Sunday of Advent) came at a time when television was sapping the attention-span of ordinary Americans. The advent and the widespread mass production and sale of remote control television devices made it possible for people to change from channel to channel with abandon, and the variety of channels increased as cable and satellite networks were launched, offering them scores and scores, if not hundreds, of choices that they could make with their fingertips. The Internet has multiplied by a factor of millions the places where one can go to waste his time and lose his soul with clicks of the "mouse" on his computer or whatever "personal device" (I know nothing about those either) repeatedly over the course of the day.
The production of early video games in the 1970s, most of which had to be attached to televisions by cables, on which people could play such games as "pong," started the craze of such games, have made more and more succeeding generations of Americans incapable of concentrating for long periods of time on anything, no less of rational discourse on the Faith or current events. Everything must be in the form of the infernal "sound bite," "easy to digest." Efforts to provide sustained treatments of issues are treated by many young people with instant disdain and contempt.
The naturalists of the advertising industry on Madison Avenue know this, which is why they have fashioned commercials in a flashy manner so as to "grab" the audience's attention and place a slogan or image in their memory that will prompt them to purchase whatever good or service is being advertised. This, of course, has influenced how naturalists who belong to the two principal organized crime families of naturalism in the United States of America, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, as they rely almost exclusively upon marketing for tailoring campaign speeches and crafting their campaign strategies. Gone are the days when the naturalists of yore could give stem winders of three or four hours without any notes, thereby providing their audiences, who were starved for some kind of entertainment and had normal spans-of-attention that had not been altered by the television and computer eras, with information, with information, a lot of it bogus, upon which to base their votes. Those days are long gone. Long gone.
It was as a result of the devil's various attacks on the attention of spans of "modern man" that many of the students I taught in the last fifty to twenty years of my thirty year career as a college/university professor of political science had very lessened abilities to listen attentively to lectures, to take detailed notes that provided them with a comprehensive summary of the lectures (most lectures can be recorded pretty easily, I suppose, by various hand-held devices) to be reviewed and elongated when they reviewed those notes at night so that they truly learn the material and have a foundation for succeeding lectures, seeing how each lecture provides the foundation for the next as it proceeds from proceeding lectures. Many of these students were simply incapable of simple college level reading and had difficulty with plain college-level words spoken during lectures as their vocabularies, so underdeveloped in the American concentration camps of naturalistic, anti-Theistic ideologies called public schools, were largely at a grade school level. Many of them, with some notable exceptions from time to time, were steeped in the prevailing ethos of emotionalism, illogic and sentimentality that only increased its hold on them
This is why the infernal "sound bite" has triumphed in our popular culture today. Naturalists of the false opposites of the "left" and the "right"* [explained once again in the appendix below] have emerged who are trained to speak in the "sound bite."
Many, including Barack Hussein Obama and Sarah Heath Palin, speak viscerally. Obama does so artfully at times with his TelePrompTer. Mrs. Palin does so with emotion that masks the fact that she has no clue as to the root causes of human problems and that she makes many statements that are frequently self-contradictory. That Obama and Palin have such a intense following of loyalists speaks volumes of how easy it is for people who are looking for the "leadership" that should be provided by the Catholic Church in her just and prudent exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King even though both of these "false opposites," convinced as they are of their own brilliance, have nothing to offer anyone as they believe in concepts that are born of the Protestant Revolution and the so-called Enlightenment and a welter of naturalistic myths and shibboleths.
Permit me to quote yet again from the late Dr. Russell Kirk's The Roots of American Order, which is, I came to recognize after having used it in my classes for some year, sad to say, filled with an "admiration" for the very Protestant heresies that must degenerate into some form of statism sooner or later when they are accepted as legitimate foundations of a just social order, and the citation of the philosopher Simone Weil's naturalistic observation on the state of human discourse in the early part of the Twentieth Century:
"It is as though we had returned to the age of Protagoras and the Sophists, the age when the art of persuasion--whose modern equivalent is advertising slogans, publicity, propaganda meetings, the press, the cinema, and radio--took the place of thought and controlled the fate of cities and accomplished coups d'etat. So the ninth book of Plato's Republic looks like a description of contemporary events." (Simone Weil, quoted in Russell Kirk, The Roots of American Order.)
Simone Weil, who was very confused about many things until, according to a priest who knew her, she converted to the Faith after moving to New York from France during World War II, described the early-part of Twentieth Century perfectly, a description that is even more apt in our own day.
Dog and Pony Shows Come to Washington
As one who was a "news junkie" for a very long time (oh, say, from around 1956 to 2003), I know only too well how easy it is to get "hooked" on a particular "story" and to follow it with breathless interest. One story comes, however, only to be pushed aside by some other story as the "news cycle" changes. How much of the country was gripped by the hoax perpetrated by the parents of "balloon boy" last year? Quit a bit. The "balloon boy" story faded from view. Few people even remember the name of the parents (Richard and Mayumi Heene) and or of the boy (Falcon Heene) himself. How many people remember the name of the seven year girl who, as her stepmother said rather unemotionally after her death, "died doing what she wanted to do" as she was learning how to fly a plane that crashed upon take-off from the Cheyenne, Wyoming, International Airport on April 11, 1996? Does the name Jessica Dubroff come to mind?
Goodbye, Oil Spill, Hello, McChrystal Soap Opera: Thus it is that the continuing tragedy of British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that continues to gush oil into Gulf waters each day as the fishing, shrimping and oystering industries of many parts of Louisiana remain deeply imperiled and as the true economic and environmental toll that the oil spill will take remains unclear, as devastating as it has been up to this point, was pushed aside in the "news cycle" by other items, especially the comments to a reporter for Salon magazine made by the now dismissed United States Army General Stanley McChrystal, now retired, as the Commander of the euphemistically-named International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan that resulted in the tendering his resignation of his command to President Barack Hussein Obama.
The McChyrstal story was and remains a "non-story" in many ways as no invading force has ever succeeded in Afghanistan no matter how much firepower or how much of the "modern psychological warfare" methods, techniques that were not exactly very successful when used in the Republic of Vietnam during American combat involvement in that country from 1963 to 1975, are employed. McChyrstal made comments about his Commander in Chief that may have been true. Those comments, however, cannot be made by a military commander about his Commander in Chief, no less in the presence of a reporter who had not promised to keep the remarks confidential.
As other military officers such as the late United States Army General Douglas MacArthur, who was relieved of his command on April 10, 1950, after criticizing the policies of President Harry Truman in a letter to the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Joseph Martin (R-Massachusetts), and United States Army Major General John K. Singlaub, was relieved of his command as Chief of Staff of United States forces in the Republic of Korea by the incumbent appeaser of world Communist regimes, President James Earl Carter, Jr,. on March 21, 1977, after publicly criticizing Carter's decision to begin to withdraw American military personnel from South Korea, Stanley McChrystal, who voted for Barack Hussein Obama for president on November 4, 2008, learned that there must be civilian control of the military.
While it is certainly true that military commanders clashed with various kings and emperors of Christendom, expressing displeasure to their subordinates about their royal superiors, they did so at a time when there the "mass media" did not exactly, although a king or an emperor of some other potentate usually was kept apprised of any words of insubordination among his commanders by informants in the ranks, some of whom wanted to promote their own career self-interests at the expense of those they deemed to be of inferior intellectual caliber or who did not know military wartime strategy better than they thought they they did. Military commanders simply do not have such a luxury today. Circumspection and prudence must be the order of the day.
Alas, it really makes no difference whether Stanley McChyrstal or United States Army General David Petraeus is in charge of Afghanistan. The "war against terrorism" there is unwinnable. Americans have learned nothing from the experience of the racialist Israelis who believe that they can end acts of Palestinian violence against innocent Israeli citizens and their settlements and cities by killing lots of Palestinians as they see fit. This has only served as a means to recruit more members of Hamas and related groups to conduct the attacks that the racialist Israelis have sought to thwart.
The same is true in Afghanistan, a country where the fierce tribal warriors simply waited out and endured the invasion and subsequent occupation of their country by forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics from December 27, 1979, to February 15, 1989. The Taliban and other tribesmen can be tamed for a while in some instances by means of bribes. They have no intention of making "peace" no matter the earnest entreaties on the part of the Americans to win over "minds and hearts."
The late Shah of Iran, Reza Mohammed Pahlavi, learned that he had control of his country only so long as he paid off the Mohammedan mullahs. He lost his control almost as soon as the bribes ended, discovering that his "people" did not have as much "love" for him as he thought. They loved their mullahs and the favors they dispensed more than anything else. The mullahs, led by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who had lived in exile in Paris, France, prior to his return on February 11, 1979, following the Shah's own Jimmy Carter-forced exile ("vacation") on January 17, 1970, were able to consolidate their popular support courtesy of the invasion of Iraq by the forces of the late Saddam Hussein on September 22, 1979.
As I have noted on many other occasions, no war is just if it does not a stated end and if the foreseen but unintended evil consequences outweigh the good end to be pursued. Nearly nine years of American and civilian Afghan deaths and the expenditure of billions of dollars to engage in "nation-building" that has netted the arrests or killings of several key leaders of al-Qaeda, goals that could have been accomplished without the massive ground and air war that has been conducted since our bombs began to fall on Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, and has alienated many other Afghan civilians as we have propped up the thoroughly corrupt regime of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who controls only a small portion of his country, has proved to be far out of proportion to any possible just end to be pursued. If this is no goal to win, there is no just war. And no one has yet been able to define what constitutes "victory" in Afghanistan--or in Iraq, where bombings that take the lives of scores are still commonplace (War in Iraq Defies U.S. Timetable for End of Combat, U.S. Rushes to Complete Only Some Iraq Projects, and At War: Fighting, but Not Calling It Combat).
To Distract Us From Obama's Power Grab as he exploits the Gulf Oil Spill: The Stanley McChrystal dog and pony show, therefore, was but a distraction that kept Caesar Barackus Obamus Ignoramus's desire to use the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to pursue his "cap and trade" policy to increase the size, the power and the scope of the Federal government of the United States of America, thereby delighting just plain ordinary statists and the envirocommunists in the process, to say nothing of enriching many members of his administration who are heavily invested in Goldman-Sachs, which has provided major funding for the "green" technology associated with "cap-and-trade."
Some have commented that our ruling caesar has demonstrated what they believe is "incompetence" in his handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and spill, which continues aplenty as of this writing (See oil gush into Gulf) and amid new concerns about the use of chemical dispersants and their toxic effects (Dispersants Flow Into Gulf In 'Science Experiment'). Our caesar has sought to prevent Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal from using improvised booms to stop the flow of the oil onto the beaches of his state. He really does not want this crisis to go away anytime soon. He has cleaved to arcane bureaucratic rules that have retarded the recovery process as he is himself nothing other than an apparatchik who thinks that government regulations are received from the hand of whatever deity he worships.
The bottom line is this: Barack Hussein Obama has made a conscious decision to exploit the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico for his own statist and, most ironically, self-serving capitalistic goals (to make more money courtesy of Goldman Sachs for himself and his friends). He wants to keep us distracted from how he is using crisis after crisis to take more and more of our money, thereby depriving of the the means to pay our bills and to address our own problems without relying upon a government agency and without living under the gradual imposition of more and more regulations that will choke off whatever legitimate liberties are left in this nation more effectively than was done by the human blood that was shed during the French, Bolshevik, Maoist, or Castroite revolutions. It is just going to take a little long Obama's way as most of the people are diverted by their bread and circuses.
Those diverted by the bread and circuses believe that there are more important things in life to consider, after all, perhaps following with great attentiveness the meanderings of some heavily-tatooed man named LeBron James so as to see which team in the National Basketball Association (NBA) is going to pay him the maximum salary permitted under the league's salary cap. There are also those who are waiting with baited breaths for the opening of National Football League training camps between July 20, 2010, and August 1, 2010. Many have been, quite inexplicably, captivated by the 2010 World Cup of the waste of time known as soccer. There are bread and circuses aplenty to divert people's attention from the fact that caesar means to reduce them to more of a status of state-slavery than exists at the present time.
The Elena Kagan Dog and Pony Show Comes to Town: Another distraction occurred this week when the admirer of an Israeli Supreme Court judge, Aharon Barak, who is one of the most "progressive" legal positivists (those who believe that legislation or judicial decisions can be made or rendered without any considerations of the Divine Positive Law or the Natural Law and that the mere fact of their existence bestows upon them an inherent morality that compels the consciences of all citizens without any dissent) in the whole word. Here is just a brief review:
Given that our current nominee for the Supreme Court thinks that Barak’s “advancement” of legal doctrine is heroic, we must pay particular attention to the novel rules of law he created in his judicial opinions:
• Barak held that the “basic laws” passed by the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, could never be repealed.
• He claimed “the right to judge the deployment of troops in wartime” and that a court can countermand military orders.
• He argued that judges “cannot be removed by the legislature but only by other judges.”
• He “takes for granted that judges have inherent authority to override statutes.”
• Barak converted the term “separation of powers” into the proposition that “the executive and legislative branches are to have no degree of control over the judicial branch.”
• He also argued that “any government action that is "unreasonable" is illegal and that in the name of “human dignity” a court can compel the government to alleviate homelessness and poverty.
Kagan’s admiration for Barak should be no surprise, since she worked for Abner Mikva, one of the most liberal activist judges in American history.
Kagan is so admiring of judicial activists that she sought to silence congressional critics of activist judges. While dean of Harvard Law School in May 2005, Kagan joined a letter by law school deans that rebuked members of Congress as “irresponsible” and asserting that their criticism of activist judges was “harmful to our constitutional system and to the value of a judiciary.”
Apparently, no matter how political judges get, they should be beyond criticism.
But it’s precisely when judges begin to act like politicians that they should be subject to the same open criticism that politicians are.
(Kagan’s 'Judicial Hero')
So many naturalists of the "conservative" stripe, including many who are "pro-life" activists in the counterfeit church of conciliarism and in the disparate false sects of evangelical and fundamentalist Protestantism, have sent out histrionic e-mails, especially this week as Solicitor General Kagan dodged and wove her way through the confirmation hearings to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America that were held by the Senate Judiciary Committee, demanding that people sign petitions to "stop" Kagan's nomination from being confirmed by the full membership of the United States Senate.
These good, well-meaning people have learned nothing after all of these years. Nothing at all. They still get histrionic and agitated when a naturalist of the "left" is nominated to the Supreme Court of the United States of America as they are heedless to the fact there is something called arithmetic. There are fifty-nine members of the United States Senate who are members of the Democratic Party caucus (two of those, Joseph Lieberman and Bernie Sanders, are "independents" who vote to caucus with the Democrats). There are forty-one members of the United States Senate who are Republicans. These are simple facts of life.
Do these good, well-meaning people, many of them do not have a blessed clue about First and Last Things and have such a profound and intense hatred for the Mother of God that they do not realize or accept that her Most Holy Rosary is more powerful than of the naturalists currently in our government and that she wants us to rely upon her during this era of chastisement, think that all forty-one Republicans would stand together in a filibuster to prevent a floor vote on Kagan's nomination? Do they think that ten Democrats will defect to vote against her when a floor vote occurs on the United States Senate floor? They do not realize or accept that the final vote to confirm the pro-abortion, pro-perversity Elena Kagan with a vote of something along the lines of sixty-seven to thirty-three.
Some people even got all bent out of shape over the fact that Elena Kagan's beliefs are outside of the pale of her own false religion, Talmudic Judaism, sending out e-mails heralding this news as told by several rabbis of the Orthodox brand of Talmudic Judaism. Leaving aside the inconvenient little fact that there is no central authority in this false religion and that some "liberal" and "reform" rabbis support absolutely every evil that Kagan does, the fact that she is not considered to be a "good Jew" by some rabbis means nothing. Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross to redeem the immortal soul of Elena Kagan, who is loved with an infinite love by the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and whose conversion to the Catholic Faith is near and dear to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. We do not want Elena Kagan to be a "good Jew." We want her to convert unconditionally to the Catholic Faith as soon as possible. It is amazing that even some Catholics, steeped as they are in the false ecumenism of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, cannot see this clearly.
It's a done deal. It's over. Why the histrionics? Obama won the election. Elections have consequences.
There is no mystery as to where future Associate Justice Elena Kagan stands on baby-killing under cover of the law in the United States of America. She has worked for the late pro-abortion Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States named Thurgood Marshall. She has worked for the pro-abortion Abner Mikva, who served on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1994. She has worked for the pro-abortion administrations of William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, Jr., and Barack Hussein Obama. It does not take a great intellect, and I certainly do no possess one as I recognize full well the limit of my poor abilities, to understand that Elena Kagan's use of the phrase "judicial moderation" this past week was meant to be a code for her condemnation of what she believes is the "judicial activism" represented by the four conservative naturalists who serve on the Supreme Court.
Elena Kagan is a pro-abort. No one who supports a single, solitary abortion, whether chemical or surgical, is qualified to hold any office of public trust, whether elected or appointed, in any country at any time for any reason. Most of the people in this country do not care about that. They do not care that four thousand babies will be slaughtered by surgical means each of the days during which they have their Independence Day celebrations. While we love our country and are grateful to God for having been able up to now to practice our Faith, we must also recognize that no country is truly "free" if it does not submit itself to the sweet yoke of Christ the King through His Catholic Church, she who is alone the sole foundation of personal and social order.
That's all any senator who understands his responsibility to true God of Divine Revelation as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church has to know to oppose her confirmation. It is that simple. Ah, it is precisely because no senator realizes this simple truth that those who are partly pro-life and partly pro-abortion must "weigh" their token opposition to some abortions, those that are performed surgically (while supporting, at least in most cases, the chemical assassination of children by means of abortifacient contraceptives), in light of Solicitor General Kagan's other "qualifications" to serve as a member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Those who do oppose Kagan will not do so because of abortion. They will do so because they consider her to be a judicial activist without realizing that the Constitution of the United States of America is as defenseless in the hands of any kind of judicial activist as the plain words of Sacred Scripture are in the hands of a Protestant or in the hands of a Modernist Catholic.
What About the Founders?
Some will protest at this point that the founders of the United States of America would never have approved of the increase in the size of the power and scope of the Federal government that has taken place since the War between the States. They would never have approved the use of the interstate commerce clause in Subsection 8 of Section 8 of Article I of the Constitution to justify such things as compelling Americans to buy health insurance or to use ObamaCare, as some believe that it can be used, to dictate to us what we can eat lest we be taxed or fine. They would never have approved of the concept of a "living Constitution" that is so very similar to Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI's concept of a "living tradition" that can be adapted to the "times. Indeed, the two views are really the same insofar as it asserts that men are not necessarily bound to the "interpretations" given to the plain meaning of words that were written in another era.
It is certainly true that the founders, many of whom had
a founding hatred for Christ the King, would be aghast at how the plain meaning of the words of the the Constitution have been replaced with "meanings" that fit the circumstances of the time.
The founders were, however, but mere mortals. Their words were not, contrary to those who suffer from what Dr. John C. Rao calls founderology, written under the inspiration of God the Holy Ghost and are thus not received from the hand of God. It is only logical that subsequent generations would have as little respect for their work as succeeding generations of Protestants and Modernist Catholics have had for Holy Writ and Sacred Tradition, which Protestants reject out of hand. Reject the teaching authority of the Catholic Church to exercise the Social Reign of Christ the King in a prudent and measured way that befits the demands of the moment and the threats that are being posed to the good of souls, my good and extremely few readers, and you reject the only way by which fallen creatures have any chance at all of preventing any otherwise just and reasonable system of government from degenerating into some form of statism sooner or later.
As similar as the notions of a "living Constitution" and "living Tradition" are, however, there is an essential difference: the Sacred Deposit of Tradition is immutable as It has been given to us by God Himself, who inspired It to be expressed in precise and exact terms that must have the same meaning now as at the time they written under the direct inspiration of God the Holy Ghost, Who guided the Council Fathers of the Third Council of Constantinople to express the immutability Tradition as follows:
These firings, therefore, with all diligence and care having been formulated by us, we define that it be permitted to no one to bring forward, or to write, or to compose, or to think, or to teach a different faith. Whosoever shall presume to compose a different faith, or to propose, or teach, or hand to those wishing to be converted to the knowledge of the truth, from the Gentiles or Jews, or from any heresy, any different Creed; or to introduce a new voice or invention of speech to subvert these things which now have been determined by us, all these, if they be Bishops or clerics let them be deposed, the Bishops from the Episcopate, the clerics from the clergy; but if they be monks or laymen: let them be anathematized. (Sixth Ecumenical: Constantinople III).
It is the conciliar "reconciliation" with Modernity's embrace of "new" ways for "modern man" that makes it all the more difficult for Catholics across the vast spectrum of the ecclesiastical divide to break free of the hold that naturalism has on them, which is why so many of them reaction with taut expressions of emotion to accuse those of seeking to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to true Faith as being unrealistic, unpatriotic and filled with "self-hatred" for their country, which each of us who has been born or naturalized in the United States of America is called to love under the duties of filial piety that flow from the Fourth Commandment. True love, however, wills the good. And the ultimate good of our country is her Catholicization.
Pope Saint Pius X put the matter very directly in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
Concilairism is really an expression of the multiple errors of Modernity, including those associated with the false principles of the American founding.
What do we "do" in the meantime? We trust in Our Lady. It is that simple.
This is why we should continue our participation in
Bishop McKenna's 2010 Rosary Crusade as we pray the mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, including those sins protected under cover of the civil law and promoted actively by American commercial enterprises around the world, as we pray also for the conversion of our nation and the conversion of those who are its leaders at this time.
We must pray as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, conscious of the fact that must make reparation for our sins, which are so responsible for the worsening of the state of the Church Militant and of the world-at-large, accepting with joy and with gratitude each of the sufferings and calumnies and difficulties that come our way as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Rosary is, after Holy Mass and Eucharistic piety, the best means to avoid the distractions of the dog and pony shows put on by the naturalists for our amusement as they take our legitimate liberties away from us without so much as word of protest from most of the people in this country, including most of those who are Catholics.
Aren't we willing to suffer some more for the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Our Lady of Fatima, 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.
Saints Processus and Martinian, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Why Do I Refer To The Naturalist "Left" and Naturalist "Right" As "False Opposites"?
Although I have explained the terms that I use on these site any number of times in various articles, I do know that human beings forget. Some people forget definitions and concepts. I have had the tendency in recent years to forget names of people who have crossed our lives only a time or two in our travels across the nation, something that I used to remember quite well decades ago. It's not decades "ago" any longer, I am afraid, which is how some e-mails fall between the cracks.
Thus it is that I thought it useful to rework an explanation of the "false opposites" of the "left" and "right" that I had included parenthetically in the first posting of this article as a more easily readable appendix.
I refer to the "false opposites" of the "left" and the "right" because, despite their differences over the powers "government" over that of the "individual," both the "left" and the "right" reject Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order. The adherents of the "left" and the "right" believe that it is neither prudent or necessary to acknowledge that the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Most Blessed Trinity in the Virginal and Immaculate Womb of His Most Blessed Mother has changed human history. Such adherents also reject any suggestions that both men and their nations must be subordinate to Christ the King and the authority of His true Church on all that pertains to the good of souls and that the civil government has an obligation to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End.
No matter the differences between "conservatives" and "liberals," my friends, they both have one mind and one heart in the belief that man does not need the teaching and sanctifying offices of the Catholic Church to guide them in their private and social lives. This is, of course, the triumph of the Judeo-Masonic spirit of naturalism that was dissected so well by Pope Leo XIII. It matters little as to who is or is not a formally enrolled member of the "lodges" when most Catholics and non-Catholics alike are infected with the ethos of naturalism.
Similarly, any civil leader who believes that can, either by himself or with others, pursue genuine order without the help of Our Lady and the use of her Most Holy Rosary is a fool. We must give public honor to Christ the King and to Mary our Immaculate Queen.
That's the point I try to make repeatedly on this site.
Viva Cristo Rey!