Thomas A. Droleskey
What I wrote two months ago today bears repeating in light of the purely naturalistic speech that the naturalist named Barack Hussein Obama gave in Oslo, Norway, earlier today as accepted his the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace:
Thus it is that a man who has issued executive orders that have undermined the cause of genuine peace in the world by facilitating the murder of innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs, Barack Hussein Obama, a man who is incapable of much in the way of coherent speaking unless aided by a TelePrompTer, a man whose speeches are filled with narcissistic self-references, has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace.
The absurdity of this award even on the merely natural level should be obvious to anyone with a modicum of common sense as Caesar Obamus has done nothing that has ended any wars. This is what he is has done on the purely natural level: He has spoken of nuclear disarmament. He has spoken of a "new era of understanding." He has made friendly noises to murderous dictators such as Hugo Chavez and the Castros. He has, much in the manner of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, praised the ability of Mohammedanism to "contribute" to world "peace" (see Kindred Spirits of the New World Order). And, of course, as noted just above, Obama has issued executive orders that have resulted in the chemical and surgical assassination of innocent preborn children in their mothers' wombs. These are his "accomplishments," which are, to be sure, very pleasing to the devil, who is quite happy that Caesar Obamus has been an active agent of the promotion of sin in the world as sin is what causes men to conflict with one another as they war against God by violating His Commandments.
Yes, indeed, Barack Hussein Obama has done much to promote disorder in souls, thus sowing the seeds for discord among men and their nations. He is deserving of prayers for his conversion to the true Faith. That he has been given the 2009 Nobel Prize for Peace is a manifestation of the spirit of Antichrist that surrounds us at this time: men who who act contrary to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has revealed to us through His Catholic Church are praised for doing so.
Caesar Obamus's speech in Oslo earlier today consisted of six pages of text without a shred of coherency. The speech was, of course, just another exercise in pure naturalism, replete with an effort to invoke the Just War Theory to rationalize his increase in the size of American military forces in Afghanistan to fight a conflict that has no clear resolution and that is no authorized by an declaration of war as required by Article I, Section, 8, Subsection 11 of the Constitution of the United States of America. The disturbances (the inadvertent deaths of civilians, the destruction of property and the dislocation of the populace, the spread of diseases) caused by a just war must be weighed according to the principle of proportionality to make sure that the good end to be accomplished is not outweighed by the foreseen but unintended evils that will occur during its pursuit. This requires that the use of warfare have an end, victory, without which the disturbances attendant to warfare cannot be justified. Perhaps Caesar Obamus's speech writers missed that part of the Summa Theologica when preparing his remarks.
Obama's speech could have been given by almost any naturalist of the false opposites of the "left" or of the "right." It was a hodgepodge of Peabody's Improbable History (yeah, that's about as cultured as I get) and junk theology and junk philosophy. Here are several passages that demonstrate this remarkable hodgepodge of absurdity:
And most dangerously, we see it in the way that religion is used to justify the murder of innocents by those who have distorted and defiled the great religion of Islam, and who attacked my country from Afghanistan. These extremists are not the first to kill in the name of God; the cruelties of the Crusades are amply recorded. But they remind us that no Holy War can ever be a just war. For if you truly believe that you are carrying out divine will, then there is no need for restraint -- no need to spare the pregnant mother, or the medic, or the Red Cross worker, or even a person of one's own faith. Such a warped view of religion is not just incompatible with the concept of peace, but I believe it's incompatible with the very purpose of faith -- for the one rule that lies at the heart of every major religion is that we do unto others as we would have them do unto us.
Adhering to this law of love has always been the core struggle of human nature. For we are fallible. We make mistakes, and fall victim to the temptations of pride, and power, and sometimes evil. Even those of us with the best of intentions will at times fail to right the wrongs before us.
But we do not have to think that human nature is perfect for us to still believe that the human condition can be perfected. We do not have to live in an idealized world to still reach for those ideals that will make it a better place. The non-violence practiced by men like Gandhi and King may not have been practical or possible in every circumstance, but the love that they preached -- their fundamental faith in human progress -- that must always be the North Star that guides us on our journey.
For if we lose that faith -- if we dismiss it as silly or naïve; if we divorce it from the decisions that we make on issues of war and peace -- then we lose what's best about humanity. We lose our sense of possibility. We lose our moral compass.
Like generations have before us, we must reject that future. As Dr. King said at this occasion so many years ago, "I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea that the 'isness' of man's present condition makes him morally incapable of reaching up for the eternal 'oughtness' that forever confronts him."
Let us reach for the world that ought to be -- that spark of the divine that still stirs within each of our souls. (Applause.) (Obama's Nobel Speech)
Once again, of course, Lyndon Baines Walker Bush Obama referred to the "great religion of Islam" that was invented by the devil to give honor to him as its adherents, true to the its twisted precepts, kill in the name of their false good. Ever the merchant of political correctness and the junk history about the Crusades that has been propagated even by the likes of the late Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, Obama declared "that no Holy War can ever be a just war," demonstrating his complete lack of understanding of history that makes him a kindred spirit in intellectual shallowness with his immediate predecessor in the White House, George Walker Bush.
Dr. Marian Therese Horvat, a Catholic historian who accepts the legitimacy of the conciliar "pontiffs," wrote the following about the Crusades as a work of the love of God:
In today's pacifist climate, it has become fashionable in many circles to criticize the Crusade as a war for rights and self-interest, rather than idealism. Even more abhorrent to the progressivist gospel of peace is the notion that the holy war was motivated by the virtue of caritas, or love of God and neighbor. However, even modern scholarship is disproving such materialist theories. In an article titled "Crusading as an Act of Love," scholar Jonathan Riley-Smith shows how the Popes, theologians, and canonists who wrote the calls to crusade believed that to fight the enemies of the Holy Catholic Church was an act of love of God. Given the many progressivist-inspired apologies and pacifist sophisms that assault Catholic today - many which come from the highest cupula of the Church - I think it worthwhile to look at a few examples of how some Popes of the past characterized the milites Christi (soldiers of Christ) who embarked on the Crusades.
- As early as September 1096, Blessed Pope Urban II promised an indulgence to the Bolognese who joined the First Crusade, "seeing that they have committed their property and their persons out of love of God and their neighbor."
- In his Encyclical Quantum praedecessores of December 1145, Pope Eugenius III wrote that those who had answered the call to the First Crusade had been "fired by the ardor of charity."
- Praising the Knights Templar, Pope Celestine II (c. 1144) wrote that "these new Maccabees in this time of grace, renouncing earthly desires and possessions, bearing his cross, are followers of Christ."
- In response to critics of the monastic orders that defended the Faith with arms, Pope Innocent II upheld their action in Omne datum optimum (1139), the papal charter for the Templars. Again, the Pope stressed charity as the motive for their action: "As true Israelites and most instructed fighters in divine battle, filled with the flames of divine charity, you carry out in deeds the words of the Gospel: "Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
- In his great Encyclical Quia Maior, Pope Innocent III showed the relationship between the crusader mission and the cross: "We summon on behalf of him who … summoned us and said, 'If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.' (Matthew 14:24) And in this clearly he said, 'Whoever wishes to follow me to the crown should also follow me to the battle which is now proposed to all as a test."
As Riley-Smith points out, preachers as well as Popes used the love of God as a common theme to inspire the crusading spirit. St. Bernard, writing in 1140s of news of Muslim victories in the East, asked "If we harden our hearts and pay little attention .... where is our love for God? Where is our love for our neighbor?" We well might paraphrase the question for our own days with regard to the present day crisis in the Church…
A Duty to Fight in Defense of the Holy Church
To crusaders, Christ was the King and Lord Who had lost His patrimonium, or inheritance, in the Holy Land. For this reason, the feelings of charity should be roused in Christian hearts. It was the duty of Christ's subjects to fight in the defense of Christ's heritage as they would for the domains of their own lords. It is not necessary to point out the parallel to many readers this Christmas. It is obvious that in the modern day world, Christ has been dethroned, His rights usurped, His laws disregarded. Further, it is not only the Holy City of Jerusalem that is beset by infidels, but the Holy Catholic Church herself that is besieged by all kinds of enemies and infiltrated by an insidious process of auto-demolition. For the faithful Catholic, the via Dei is like that of the Crusader in the Middle Ages: to fight for the honor and glory of God. As so many Popes and saints have taught, it is an act of the love of God to desire and fight for the destruction of the enemies of the Church. And how much more crucial and meritorious is our fight when the enemies are crafting their deceitful plots from within her very walls.
May the words of Innocent III serve to stir the fire of charity to blaze again in every Christian heart: "Consider most dear sons, consider carefully that if any temporal king was thrown out of his domain and perhaps captured, would he not, when he was restored to his pristine liberty, and the time had come to dispense justice - would he not look on his vassals as unfaithful and traitors against the crown .... unless they had committed not only their property but also their persons to the task of freeing him .... And similarly will not Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord or Lords and Whose servant you cannot deny being .... condemn you for the vice of ingratitude and, as it were, the crime of infidelity if you neglect to help Him?" (ECHOES OF TRUE CATHOLICISM.)
Barack Hussein Obama does not realize that there is one true God of Divine Revelation, the One Who has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church, and that this true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, has indeed ordained wars to be fought in His Holy Name. God Himself asked Saint Joan of Arc to take up His standard for him in order to help the Dauphin, the future King Charles VII of France, to expel the English from French territory once and for all. No "holy war can ever be a just war," Mr. Obama? You are as ignorant of truth and history as George Walker Bush.
Like all other naturalists, Barack Hussein Obama is a believer and exponent of semi-Pelagianism, the belief that human beings are more or less self-redemptive and can "perfect" themselves as they retain "faith" in "human progress," even though he probably does not realize this to be the case. Obama's Oslo speech shows that he, who has issued orders that have resulted in the execution of innocent preborn babies, expects a "better world" as a result of the"good will" of men despite the fact that men, wounded by Original Sin and their own Actual Sins, need to believe in everything contained in the Deposit of Faith and then to cooperate with the graces won for them on the wood of the Holy Cross by the Prince of Peace and the King of Kings, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and that flow into their hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, in order to be virtuous and to scale the heights of personal sanctity
Naturalists such as Barack Hussein Obama and the claque of fake, phony, fraud sycophants who applauded him in Oslo earlier today are oblivious to the truths expressed by Silvio Cardinal Antoniano in the Sixteenth Century and by Pope Pius XI seventy-nine years ago, namely, that those who promote sin cannot pursue the common temporal good authentically and that those who promote baby-killing must face the just Judge and Avenger of the blood of the innocent upon their own deaths:
The more closely the temporal power of a nation aligns itself with the spiritual, and the more it fosters and promotes the latter, by so much the more it contributes to the conservation of the commonwealth. For it is the aim of the ecclesiastical authority by the use of spiritual means, to form good Christians in accordance with its own particular end and object; and in doing this it helps at the same time to form good citizens, and prepares them to meet their obligations as members of a civil society. This follows of necessity because in the City of God, the Holy Roman Catholic Church, a good citizen and an upright man are absolutely one and the same thing. How grave therefore is the error of those who separate things so closely united, and who think that they can produce good citizens by ways and methods other than those which make for the formation of good Christians. For, let human prudence say what it likes and reason as it pleases, it is impossible to produce true temporal peace and tranquillity by things repugnant or opposed to the peace and happiness of eternity. (Silvio Cardinal Antoniano, quoted by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 31, 1929.)
Those who hold the reins of government should not forget that it is the duty of public authority by appropriate laws and sanctions to defend the lives of the innocent, and this all the more so since those whose lives are endangered and assailed cannot defend themselves. Among whom we must mention in the first place infants hidden in the mother's womb. And if the public magistrates not only do not defend them, but by their laws and ordinances betray them to death at the hands of doctors or of others, let them remember that God is the Judge and Avenger of innocent blood which cried from earth to Heaven. (Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii, December 30, 1930.)
One of the tell-tale signs of the ways in which the "divisions" that exist between the false opposites of the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" are merely marginal, not substantive, is that some naturalists of the "conservative" bent are being effusive in their praise of Obama's Oslo address given earlier today. Some of these "conservatives" are saying, quite correctly, that George Walker Bush himself could have given that address (see Conservative praise for Nobel speech). Those of the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" are united in their belief that the world can be made "better" and more "secure" from the evils that exist in the world without reference to the Catholic Faith and the authority of the Social Reign of Christ the King. Such a belief is delusional.
It is enough for us to turn to our true popes, not one of whom ever won a Nobel Prize for Peace as they served as Vicars of the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, Whose peace is not that of the insane merchants of spiritual death who populate the Nobel Prize Committees, for antidotes to this madness:
Everyone should avoid familiarity or friendship with anyone suspected of belonging to masonry or to affiliated groups. Know them by their fruits and avoid them. Every familiarity should be avoided, not only with those impious libertines who openly promote the character of the sect, but also with those who hide under the mask of universal tolerance, respect for all religions, and the craving to reconcile the maxims of the Gospel with those of the revolution. These men seek to reconcile Christ and Belial, the Church of God and the state without God. (Pope Leo XIII, Custodi di Quella Fede, December 8, 1892.)
This, nevertheless, is what they want to do with human society; they dream of changing its natural and traditional foundations; they dream of a Future City built on different principles, and they dare to proclaim these more fruitful and more beneficial than the principles upon which the present Christian City rests.
No, Venerable Brethren, We must repeat with the utmost energy in these times of social and intellectual anarchy when everyone takes it upon himself to teach as a teacher and lawmaker - the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it; society cannot be setup unless the Church lays the foundations and supervises the work; no, civilization is not something yet to be found, nor is the New City to be built on hazy notions; it has been in existence and still is: it is Christian civilization, it is the Catholic City. It has only to be set up and restored continually against the unremitting attacks of insane dreamers, rebels and miscreants. omnia instaurare in Christo. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
The lords of the Nobel Prize committee are as one with Obama and most of the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism in rejecting these words of Pope Pius XI in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922:
If we stop to reflect for a moment that these ideals and doctrines of Jesus Christ, for example, his teachings on the necessity and value of the spiritual life, on the dignity and sanctity of human life, on the duty of obedience, on the divine basis of human government, on the sacramental character of matrimony and by consequence the sanctity of family life -- if we stop to reflect, let Us repeat, that these ideals and doctrines of Christ (which are in fact but a portion of the treasury of truth which He left to mankind) were confided by Him to His Church and to her alone for safekeeping, and that He has promised that His aid will never fail her at any time for she is the infallible teacher of His doctrines in every century and before all nations, there is no one who cannot clearly see what a singularly important role the Catholic Church is able to play, and is even called upon to assume, in providing a remedy for the ills which afflict the world today and in leading mankind toward a universal peace.
Because the Church is by divine institution the sole depository and interpreter of the ideals and teachings of Christ, she alone possesses in any complete and true sense the power effectively to combat that materialistic philosophy which has already done and, still threatens, such tremendous harm to the home and to the state. The Church alone can introduce into society and maintain therein the prestige of a true, sound spiritualism, the spiritualism of Christianity which both from the point of view of truth and of its practical value is quite superior to any exclusively philosophical theory. The Church is the teacher and an example of world good-will, for she is able to inculcate and develop in mankind the "true spirit of brotherly love" (St. Augustine, De Moribus Ecclesiae Catholicae, i, 30) and by raising the public estimation of the value and dignity of the individual's soul help thereby to lift us even unto God.
Finally, the Church is able to set both public and private life on the road to righteousness by demanding that everything and all men become obedient to God "Who beholdeth the heart," to His commands, to His laws, to His sanctions. If the teachings of the Church could only penetrate in some such manner as We have described the inner recesses of the consciences of mankind, be they rulers or be they subjects, all eventually would be so apprised of their personal and civic duties and their mutual responsibilities that in a short time "Christ would be all, and in all." (Colossians iii, 11)
Since the Church is the safe and sure guide to conscience, for to her safe-keeping alone there has been confided the doctrines and the promise of the assistance of Christ, she is able not only to bring about at the present hour a peace that is truly the peace of Christ, but can, better than any other agency which We know of, contribute greatly to the securing of the same peace for the future, to the making impossible of war in the future. For the Church teaches (she alone has been given by God the mandate and the right to teach with authority) that not only our acts as individuals but also as groups and as nations must conform to the eternal law of God. In fact, it is much more important that the acts of a nation follow God's law, since on the nation rests a much greater responsibility for the consequences of its acts than on the individual.
Anyone who believes that the lords of Modernity in the world or of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism accept this eloquent reiteration of Catholic truth is badly deceived. As neither set of people do believe in this eloquent reiteration of Catholic truth, you see, they impede the path to peace in the world, steeped in a sad, sad rejection of the truth that the path to peace in the world runs through the Immaculate Heart of Mary and involves the unconditional conversion of everyone, including Mohammedans and adherents of Talmudic Judaism, and every nation to the Catholic Church.
This is what they do believe in, the New World Order:
We fear that worse is to come: the end result of this developing promiscuousness, the beneficiary of this cosmopolitan social action, can only be a Democracy which will be neither Catholic, nor Protestant, nor Jewish. It will be a religion (for Sillonism, so the leaders have said, is a religion) more universal than the Catholic Church, uniting all men become brothers and comrades at last in the "Kingdom of God". - "We do not work for the Church, we work for mankind."
And now, overwhelmed with the deepest sadness, We ask Ourselves, Venerable Brethren, what has become of the Catholicism of the Sillon? Alas! this organization which formerly afforded such promising expectations, this limpid and impetuous stream, has been harnessed in its course by the modern enemies of the Church, and is now no more than a miserable affluent of the great movement of apostasy being organized in every country for the establishment of a One-World Church which shall have neither dogmas, nor hierarchy, neither discipline for the mind, nor curb for the passions, and which, under the pretext of freedom and human dignity, would bring back to the world (if such a Church could overcome) the reign of legalized cunning and force, and the oppression of the weak, and of all those who toil and suffer. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
While we must pray for these figures of Antichrist in the world and in the counterfeit church of conciliarism as we make reparation for our own sins and those of the whole world by offering our prayers and sufferings and sacrifices to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, praying as many Rosaries each day as our states in life permit, we must not enable these figures of Antichrist in the world or in the counterfeit church of conciliarism (Ratzinger/Benedict is always talking about how the "values" of false religions can "contribute" to the "building" of the better world and to the cause of "world peace") in any way or pretend in any way that they are not absolutely identical in their apostate view of how to build the "better world" by means of a Judeo-Masonic spirit of practical religious indifferentism.
Pope Pius XI exhorted us in Quas Primas, December 11,1925, to be about the business of restoring the Social Reign of Christ the King:
If We ordain that the whole Catholic world shall revere Christ as King, We shall minister to the need of the present day, and at the same time provide an excellent remedy for the plague which now infects society. We refer to the plague of anti-clericalism, its errors and impious activities. This evil spirit, as you are well aware, Venerable Brethren, has not come into being in one day; it has long lurked beneath the surface. The empire of Christ over all nations was rejected. The right which the Church has from Christ himself, to teach mankind, to make laws, to govern peoples in all that pertains to their eternal salvation, that right was denied. Then gradually the religion of Christ came to be likened to false religions and to be placed ignominiously on the same level with them. It was then put under the power of the state and tolerated more or less at the whim of princes and rulers. Some men went even further, and wished to set up in the place of God's religion a natural religion consisting in some instinctive affection of the heart. There were even some nations who thought they could dispense with God, and that their religion should consist in impiety and the neglect of God. The rebellion of individuals and states against the authority of Christ has produced deplorable consequences. We lamented these in the Encyclical Ubi arcano; we lament them today: the seeds of discord sown far and wide; those bitter enmities and rivalries between nations, which still hinder so much the cause of peace; that insatiable greed which is so often hidden under a pretense of public spirit and patriotism, and gives rise to so many private quarrels; a blind and immoderate selfishness, making men seek nothing but their own comfort and advantage, and measure everything by these; no peace in the home, because men have forgotten or neglect their duty; the unity and stability of the family undermined; society in a word, shaken to its foundations and on the way to ruin. We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights.
Moreover, the annual and universal celebration of the feast of the Kingship of Christ will draw attention to the evils which anticlericalism has brought upon society in drawing men away from Christ, and will also do much to remedy them. While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.
The way has been happily and providentially prepared for the celebration of this feast ever since the end of the last century. It is well known that this cult has been the subject of learned disquisitions in many books published in every part of the world, written in many different languages. The kingship and empire of Christ have been recognized in the pious custom, practiced by many families, of dedicating themselves to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; not only families have performed this act of dedication, but nations, too, and kingdoms. In fact, the whole of the human race was at the instance of Pope Leo XIII, in the Holy Year 1900, consecrated to the Divine Heart. It should be remarked also that much has been done for the recognition of Christ's authority over society by the frequent Eucharistic Congresses which are held in our age. These give an opportunity to the people of each diocese, district or nation, and to the whole world of coming together to venerate and adore Christ the King hidden under the Sacramental species. Thus by sermons preached at meetings and in churches, by public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed and by solemn processions, men unite in paying homage to Christ, whom God has given them for their King. It is by a divine inspiration that the people of Christ bring forth Jesus from his silent hiding-place in the church, and carry him in triumph through the streets of the city, so that he whom men refused to receive when he came unto his own, may now receive in full his kingly rights.
We need to be reminded of these truths constantly, especially as we prepare for the celebration of the Nativity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in Christmas Day two weeks from this very night, making sure to make reparation for our own many sins that have so wounded the Church Militant on earth and thus caused so many problems in the midst of the world-at-large.
We give unto the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary all of our efforts to plant a few seeds when all men everywhere will exclaim as the fruit of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary when the only peace plan that matters, Heaven's Peace Plan, Our Lady's Fatima Peace Plan, is fulfilled:
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us now and at the hour of our death.
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, especially on your feast day today!
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Pope Saint Melchiades, pray for us.
Pope Saint Damasus, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints