Awash In A Flood of Errors and Lies
by Thomas A. Droleskey
One of the fundamental building blocks of Modernism--and hence of concilairism--is the heresy of Americanism, condemned by Pope Leo XIII in Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899. Pope Leo XIII understood that many Catholics in the United States of America were being influenced quite insidiously over the course of time by the various constituent parts of Americanism, including "exceptionalism," the belief that God Himself had destined the United States of America to be the signal nation to pave the way for "civil" and "religious freedom," and pluralism and separation of Church and State and unfettered freedom of speech and press. These influences would result, Pope Leo XII recognized, in a situation where many Catholics in this country would view the Church through the lens of Americanism rather than viewing the world through the eyes of the true Faith as they planted seeds for the establishment of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
But, beloved son, in this present matter of which we are speaking, there is even a greater danger and a more manifest opposition to Catholic doctrine and discipline in that opinion of the lovers of novelty, according to which they hold such liberty should be allowed in the Church, that her supervision and watchfulness being in some sense lessened, allowance be granted the faithful, each one to follow out more freely the leading of his own mind and the trend of his own proper activity. They are of opinion that such liberty has its counterpart in the newly given civil freedom which is now the right and the foundation of almost every secular state. (Pope Leo XIII, Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)
Pope Leo XIII explained near the end of his Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, the Americanist archbishop of Baltimore from 1877 to the time of his death in 1921, that he feared that at least some of the American bishops did indeed desire the American model of the religiously indifferentist civil state, which is so praised by Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, to be adopted by the Church herself as the means of "reconciling" herself to the "modern" world:
For it [an adherence to the condemned precepts of Americanism] would give rise to the suspicion that there are among you some who conceive of and desire the Church in America to be different from what it is in the rest of the world. (Pope Leo XIII, Apostolical Letter to James Cardinal Gibbons, Testem Benevolentiae Nostrae, January 22, 1899.)
Pope Leo XIII was not just a whistlin' Dixie. The Americanists themselves had spoken boldly of their intention of using the American regime, based on an indifference to the true religion and on the belief that men could be virtuous on their own powers without belief in, access to or cooperation with Sanctifying Grace, as the foundation of a veritable "new world order" based on the myth of American exceptionalism.
Monsignor Henri Delassus documented the beliefs of Americanism's very own "founding father," Father Isaac Thomas Hecker, concerning the "universal" mission of Americanism to "evangelize" the Church, if you will, by quoting one of Hecker's early biographers, Abbot Klein:
"American Catholicism" is not, in the thought of is promoters, a way of thinking and of practicing Catholicism solely in the contingent and changing things that would be common to the United States, in accordance with the particular conditions that are found on American soil. If this had been so, we would not have believed it incumbent upon us to be concerned with it.
No, their pretension is to speak to the entire universe: "The ear of the world is open to our thinking, if we know what to say to them," Msgr. [Bishop of Richmond, John] Keane had written to the Congress of Brussels. And in fact they are speaking, and their word has not been without echo upon each part of France. If, at least, they had not put into the ear of the world anything other than what the Church leaves to our free discussion; but, no, as we shall see, we shall come to understand that their words are more or less imposed upon that which belongs to the very fundamentals of the Catholic faith.
The Abbot Klein had said in the preface he gave to The Life of Fr. Hecker: "His [Fr. Hecker's] unique and original work is to have shown the profound harmonies joining the new state of the human spirit to the true Christianity." "The American ideas that he recommended are, he knew, those which GOD wanted all civilized people of our time to be at home with ..."
"The times are solemn," Msgr. Ireland had said, in his discourse, The Church and the Age. "At such an epoch of history ... the desire to know is intense ... The ambition of the spirit, fired up by the marvelous success in every field of human knowledge ... The human heart lets itself go to the strangest ideals ... Something new! Such is the ordered word of humanity, and to renew all things is its firm resolution.
"The moment is opportune for men of talent and character among the children of the Church of God. Today the routine of old times is dead; today the ordinary means lead to the decrepitude of the aged; the crisis demands something new, something extraordinary; and it is upon this condition that the Church shall record the greatest of victories in the greatest of historical ages" (Discourse given in the Cathedral of Baltimore, October 18, 1893, on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Episcopal consecration of Cardinal Gibbons.) (Monsignor Henri Delassus, Americanism and the Anti-Christian Conspiracy, available from Catholic Action Resource Center, pp. 9-10.)
These beliefs are firmly engrained in the minds of most Catholics in the United States of America. They believe, as I did for the first thirty-five years of my life, that Catholicism and every single aspect of the American founding with perfectly compatible, that it is neither necessary or wise even to seek the conversion of the country to the true Faith. It is not an exaggeration to state that the laissez-faire "ecumenism" of the counterfeit church of conciliarism had its origins, at least in part, here in the United States of America just as conciliarism's embrace of "religious liberty" and the separation of Church and State, both of which had been condemned by pope after pope prior to October 9, 1958, has predominantly Americanist roots.
As has been noted on other occasions on this site, it was only the graces flowing from the Immemorial Mass of Tradition that kept most Catholics attentive to their interior lives of prayer and to the Holy Mother Church's disciplinary practices. The abandonment of even the modernized versions of Tradition that were in effect from 1961 to 1969 and the loss of true bishops and true priests over time helped to expedite the paganization of the lives of many Catholics, including those who still bother to show up at the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service which is a celebration of the spirit of Modernity, to say nothing of those who have quit the practice of the Faith altogether. This predisposes Catholics to flock to every error of Modernity imaginable, usually dividing along the naturalistic ideological fault lines of the false opposites of the "right" and the "left."
Thus it was that many Catholics in the United States of America who cleave opposite of the "right" were "proud" to support former President George Walker Bush's invocation of "American exceptionalism" to justify his unjust, immoral and unconstitutional invasion of Iraq on March 20, 2003, heedless of the fact that there was no genuine cause for a just war that existed. There have been 4387 American fatalities in Iraq in the past seven years (iCasualties). Untold numbers of innocent Iraqis have been killed by American operations during the seven years of our country's occupation of Iraq, many more killed by members of indigenous and foreign-based terror cells who have used the chaos in Iraq to their own advantage.
Undaunted, however, the clueless "Bush 43" kept speaking about the need to "build a stable democracy" in Iraq, referring to Mohammedanism as a "religion of peace" that had been "perverted" by "Islamic extremists. Even some presbyters and members of laity attached to the conciliar structures speak of the necessity of defeating the jihadists in Iraq without mentioning a word about the killing and displacement of Iraq's tiny Catholic minority that have been under siege in the past seven years as American policy makers in Bush the Lesser's administration and in that of his genuinely anti-American successor, Barack Hussein Obama, have said not a word about the carnage of Catholics that has taken place in Iraq in the past seven years. To paraphrase the verbally challenged former President George Herbert Walker Bush ("Bush 41"), "Can't have any of that you, know. Can't anger our Sunni and Shiite partners in Iraq. Just gotta move along with the 'big mo,' you know." American "exceptionalism" is going to "win the day."
The prevaricating blowhard named Barack Hussein Obama of the naturalist "left," who filibusters in answers to direct questions about the details of ObamaCare, about which he is plainly clueless, without ever answering questions concerning his socialist-fascistic power grab of one-sixth of the economy of the United States of America, who is so shaped by the bankrupt "ideas" of the extreme left that he can't bring himself to admit terrorism by Mohammedans poses any kind of threat to American troops abroad or to our own citizens."Engagement," not "confrontation," with Mohammedan countries will win the day.
Gee, haven't we been trying "engagement" with Red China since the late President Richard Milhous Nixon visited there from February 21-28, 1972? How much of the economy of the United States of America depends at the present time upon this "engagement" with a nation that still has a virtual slave labor force, suppresses political dissent and imprisons political dissidents, enforces a one-child-per-family policy and practiced forced abortion and forced sterilization from time to time? Oh, yes, that kind of "engagement" is going to work with Mohammedans.
Go tell that to Hamid Karzai, the corrupt fraud of a President of Afghanistan who has been busily denouncing the very North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O.) countries who have sent troops to fight and die in his country to root out members of the Taliban that are proving just as resistant current military efforts as the Mujahideen were to the ten year assault launched upon the by the invasion of the military forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on December 27, 1979, to support the Communist puppet regime there. All of the blood and all of the money that has been spent by Western forces in Afghanistan has produced what? A corrupt Hamid Karzai lecturing the very nations whose military forces have made it possible for him to be in power. Yes, "engagement." I forgot. How silly of me.
Yes, "engagement" with the Mohammedans is going to work? Consider a new policy that has been adopted by the refugees of 1960s-era California hippie communes who populate the Obama administration:
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's advisers will remove religious terms such as "Islamic extremism" from the central document outlining the U.S. national security strategy and will use the rewritten document to emphasize that the United States does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terror, counterterrorism officials said.
The change is a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventative war and currently states: "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century."
The officials described the changes on condition of anonymity because the document still was being written, and the White House would not discuss it. But rewriting the strategy document will be the latest example of Obama putting his stamp on U.S. foreign policy, like his promises to dismantle nuclear weapons and limit the situations in which they can be used.
The revisions are part of a larger effort about which the White House talks openly, one that seeks to change not just how the United States talks to Muslim nations, but also what it talks to them about, from health care and science to business startups and education.
That shift away from terrorism has been building for a year, since Obama went to Cairo, Egypt, and promised a "new beginning" in the relationship between the United States and the Muslim world. The White House believes the previous administration based that relationship entirely on fighting terror and winning the war of ideas.
You take a country where the overwhelming majority are not going to become terrorists, and you go in and say, 'We're building you a hospital so you don't become terrorists.' That doesn't make much sense," said National Security Council staffer Pradeep Ramamurthy.
Ramamurthy runs the administration's Global Engagement Directorate, a four-person National Security Council team that Obama launched last May with little fanfare and a vague mission to use diplomacy and outreach "in pursuit of a host of national security objectives."
Since then, the division has not only helped change the vocabulary of fighting terror but also has shaped the way the country invests in Muslim businesses, studies global warming, supports scientific research and combats polio.
Before diplomats go abroad, they hear from the Ramamurthy or his deputy, Jenny Urizar. When officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration returned from Indonesia, the NSC got a rundown about research opportunities on global warming.
Ramamurthy maintains a database of interviews conducted by 50 U.S. embassies worldwide. And business leaders from more than 40 countries head to Washington this month for an "entrepreneurship summit" for Muslim businesses.
"Do you want to think about the U.S. as the nation that fights terrorism or the nation you want to do business with?" Ramamurthy said.
To deliver that message, Obama's speechwriters have taken inspiration from an unlikely source: former President Ronald Reagan. Visiting communist China in 1984, Reagan spoke to Fudan University in Shanghai about education, space exploration and scientific research.
He discussed freedom and liberty. He never mentioned communism or democracy.
"They didn't look up to the U.S. because we hated communism," said Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes, Obama's foreign policy speechwriter.
Like Reagan in China, Obama in Cairo made only passing references to terrorism. Instead he focused on cooperation. He announced the United States would team up to fight polio with the Organisation of the Islamic Conference, a multinational body based in Saudi Arabia.
The United States and the OIC had worked together before, but never with that focus.
"President Obama saw it as an opportunity to say, `We work on things far beyond the war on terrorism,"' said World Health Organization spokeswoman Sona Bari.
Polio is endemic in three Muslim countries -- Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan -- but some Muslim leaders have been suspicious of vaccination efforts, which they believed to be part of a CIA sterilization campaign. Last year, the OIC and religious scholars at the International Islamic Fiqh Academy issued a fatwa, or religious decree, that parents should have their children vaccinated.
"We're probably entering into a whole new level of engagement between the OIC and the polio program because of the stimulus coming from the U.S. government," said Michael Galway, who works on polio eradication for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Centers for Disease Control also began working more closely with local Islamic leaders in northern Nigeria, a network that had been overlooked for years, said John Fitzsimmons, the deputy director of the CDC's immunization division.
Though health officials are reluctant to assign credit to any one action, new polio cases in Nigeria fell from 83 during the first quarter of last year to just one so far this year, Fitzsimmons said.
Public opinion polls also showed consistent improvement in U.S. sentiment within the Muslim world last year, although the viewpoints are still overwhelmingly negative, however.
Obama did not invent Muslim outreach. President George W. Bush gave the White House its first Quran, hosted its first Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan, and loudly stated support for Muslim democracies like Turkey.
But the Bush administration struggled with its rhetoric. Muslims criticized him for describing the war against terror as a "crusade" and labeling the invasion of Afghanistan "Operation Infinite Justice" -- words that were seen as religious. He regularly identified America's enemy as "Islamic extremists" and "radical jihadists."
Karen Hughes, a Bush confidant who served as his top diplomat to the Muslim world in his second term, urged the White House to stop.
"I did recommend that, in my judgment, it's unfortunate because of the way it's heard. We ought to avoid the language of religion," Hughes said. "Whenever they hear 'Islamic extremism, Islamic jihad, Islamic fundamentalism,' they perceive it as a sort of an attack on their faith. That's the world view Osama bin Laden wants them to have."
Hughes and Juan Zarate, Bush's former deputy national security adviser, said Obama's efforts build on groundwork from Bush's second term, when some of the rhetoric softened. But by then, Zarate said, it was overshadowed by the Guantanamo Bay detention center, the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and a prolonged Iraq war.
"In some ways, it didn't matter what the president did or said. People weren't going to be listening to him in the way we wanted them to," Zarate said. "The difference is, President Obama had a fresh start."
Obama's foreign policy posture is not without political risk. Even as Obama steps up airstrikes on terrorists abroad, he has proven vulnerable to Republican criticism on security issues at home, such as the failed Christmas Day airline bombing and the announced-then-withdrawn plan to prosecute 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York.
Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist and former Bush adviser, is skeptical of Obama's engagement effort. It "doesn't appear to have created much in the way of strategic benefit" in the Middle East peace process or in negotiations over Iran's nuclear ambitions, he said.
Obama runs the political risk of seeming to adopt politically correct rhetoric abroad while appearing tone deaf on national security issues at home, Feaver said.
The White House dismisses such criticism. In June, Obama will travel to Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, and is expected to revisit many of the themes of his Cairo speech.
"This is the long-range direction we need to go in," Ramamurthy said. (White House Removing 'Islam' From Terror Language.)
In reality, as can be seen from the new story above, there is less of a difference between the "Bush 43" and the Obama administrations on this matter than might appear from a superficial reading of the new policy. Bush the Lesser went to great lengths to appease Mohammedans by, as noting earlier, speaking of those who "pervert" the beliefs of a "great" religion and by turning a blind eye to the killing of innocent Catholics in Iraq. Obama believes in another aspect of Americanism, namely, that people of "good will" can put aside their differences to work cooperatively with each other in common ventures (the essence of Judeo-Masonry), which is precisely what the late President Thomas Woodrow Wilson believed. It is also precisely that Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI believes as exhorts Mohammedans to abandon violence in favor of "dialogue" to find ways to build the "better" in a cooperative manner.
Although it is certainly the case that many Mohammedans around the world have a legitimate beef with the longstanding pro-Israeli policies of the government of the United States of America and are repulsed by the decadence of what passes for the "popular culture" that is exported from this country to theirs, it is also true that many in their ranks, ever faithful to their false religion, believe that violence is the one and only answer to crush their enemies. Mohammedanism has been spread by the use of the sword and scimitar even since its invention by the false "prophet" Mohammed at the beginning of the Seventh Century (see
Hilaire Belloc, The Great and Enduring Heresy of Mohammed). The use of violence is an inherent part of Mohammedanism, not extrinsic to it.
Why can't the likes of George Walker Bush or Barack Hussein Obama admit this openly? Why? Because they are an intellectually bankrupt products of the anti-Incarnational, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian lies upon which the modern civil state is founded. Just as Protestantism has diverged into over 33,000 different sects, so is it the case that the errors of American have diverged to the "left" and to the "right" while they all have a common root: the rejection of the confessionally Catholic civil state and the Sacred Rights of the Social Reign of Christ the King.
It is, of course, nevertheless important to point out as well that Mohammedanism is being spread widely in Europe at the present time precisely because of the immorality rampant in once proudly Catholic countries where surgical and chemical baby-killing is practiced under cover the civil law, effectively depopulating Europe of its indigenous populations to such an extent that the Mohammedans are winning by procreation what they lost in the Battle of Lepanto and the Battle at the Gates of Vienna. Immorality and infidelity get chastised by God. He's used the Mohammedans in the past to be one of many means of chastisement. He is using them at the present time in like manner as they serve their roles as just one of many means of chastisement being visited upon us at this time.
While prudent measures taken by national leaders to root out terror cells in one's own country and to prevent them from forming and by doing what no politician of either major political party in this country is willing to endorse--the exclusion of Mohammedan immigrants as a class of undesirables, it will be ultimately the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary that will vanquish the Mohammedans and the other enemies of Christ the King, including the agents of conciliarism and Americanism, as Catholicism is recognized once again as the one and only source of personal and social order.
The advance of Mohammedanism in the past eight centuries now has been defeated or blunted mostly since that time by the weapon that Our Lady gave to Saint Dominic de Guzman, her Most Holy Rosary, as Catholic soldiers and sailors prayed fervently the Mysteries contained therein to vanquish the heresy of those who have been used in the past--and are being used at present--as a means to chastise us for our sins, for our lukewarmness, for our worldliness, for our refusal to plant the seeds for the restoration of the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Catholicism is the one and only foundation of social order. You have heard this before? You will keep hearing until the day I die or the day that I am unable to continue work on this site as a result of physical and/or mental infirmity, whichever shall first occur (and I realize that some of you believe that the latter condition obtains at the present time). Catholicism is the only and only foundation of personal and social order. Period.
We must enfold ourselves into the love of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we make reparation for our own many sins, which are so responsible for the worsening of the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large, as we seek to restore all things in Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.
We are in the midst of Easter rejoicing. We must continue to keep close to the Divine Redeemer's Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother as we pray as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits. The Rosary, the Rosary, the Rosary. Use it well. The enemies of Christ the King within in our souls and in the world-at-large will be defeated by Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary and the fulfillment of her Fatima Message.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saint Joseph, pray for us.