Bumbling Idiots In Pursuit of Evil
by Thomas A. Droleskey
"Father X" related in his series of sermons posted on the Traditional Catholic Sermons website, that "Our Guardian Angels see us as lovable, bumbling idiots" who have difficulty
frequently discerning God's Holy Will for us as we struggle with the
vestigial after-effects of Original Sin and our own many Actual Sins.
Many of our difficulties and crosses are entirely self-made, the result
of our disordered pride or our willful blindness or stubborn refusal to
accept with equanimity the simple fact that everything that happens to
us in the course of our daily lives happens within the Providence of
God. He permits us to make many mistakes so as to humble us and to make
us ever more completely reliant upon the graces He won for us by the
shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of
the Holy Cross that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving
hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All
Well, the monsters of Modernity who run nation-states and the monsters of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism are, at least humanly speaking, very unlovable bumbling idiots in pursuit of evil. It is incredible to watch these power-brokers stumble and bumble their way through one supposed "crisis" after another, winding up sometimes making unintended comments that wind up changing all of their carefully laid plans.
What started out as what our idiot Secretary of State, John F. Kerry, a pro-abortion, pro-perversity "Catholic" who came very close to being elected President of the United States of America in 2004 against his fellow "Skull and Bonesmen" from Yale University, the equally bumbling George Walker Bush, whose fractured syntax was merely a reflection of his lack of knowledge and of lack of a true ability to reason logically even on the natural level, intended to be but a "rhetorical" remarks became within several hours yesterday a major diplomatic initiative upon which both the Russians and Syrians have seized to their great delight.
Yes, just as our war mongers were about to strike Syria in their effort to "punish" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for allegedly authorizing his military forces to use chemical weapons against his al-Qaeda-backed rebels, you know, those supremely lovely people who observe all of the myriads of international conventions while taking time out to slaughter Catholics and other Christians (see Whither Syria's Catholics), Bumbling Idiot Kerry tried to "walk back" an off-handed comment that came out of his mouth, which merely utters whatever comes into his brain that has the unique capacity to misstate facts, justify sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance and make bonehead comment as his Catholic Faith was defined by "Pope Pius XXIII and Pope Paul VI at the Second Vatican Council (see Hey, Kerry, who's 'Pope Pius XXIII'?), that challenged Assad to turn over all of his chemical weapons to the "international community," whatever that is. Kerry never imagined that his off-handed remark would be seen as a formal invitation by Assad, who accepted Kerry's offer in order to avoid an American military strike on his people:
WASHINGTON — President Obama called a proposal by Russia on Monday to
avert a United States military strike on Syria over chemical weapons use
“a potentially positive development” but said he would continue to
press for military action to keep the pressure up.
Speaking on CNN during one of six network interviews Monday afternoon, Mr. Obama promised that his administration would “engage with the Russians and the international community to see, can we arrive at something that is enforceable and serious.”
But he said that “if we don’t maintain and move forward with a credible threat of military pressure, I do not think we will actually get the kind of agreement I would like to see.”
“It’s possible, if it’s real,” the president said of the Russian proposal that Syria put its stockpiles of chemical weapons under international supervision and eventually to destroy them.
Mr. Obama’s statements opening the door to the plan came as support for a resolution authorizing force on Capitol Hill seemed to be receding, with even some who had announced support for it now reversing course. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, said Monday evening that he would not take the procedural steps to force an initial vote on authorization of force Wednesday, slowing Senate consideration of the resolution.
A senior Democratic aide that the developments with the Russian proposal were a significant factor in the delay, which will allow members to consider the plan and also hear from the president, who is scheduled to meet with them at the Capitol on Tuesday in advance of his nationally televised speech to explain his rationale for military force.
Sergey V. Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, made the proposal that could avert a strike earlier in the day, seizing on a seemingly offhand remark by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Traveling in Britain, Mr. Kerry said that Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, could avoid strikes by agreeing to give up his chemical weapons.
“He could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week — turn it over, all of it, without delay and allow the full and total accounting,” Mr. Kerry said.
Mr. Kerry’s remarks, especially the reference to the short window of time, underscored the urgency of the administration’s preparations for a strike, and it did not appear to signal a shift in policy. The State Department’s spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, later clarified in an e-mail to reporters that Mr. Kerry was simply “making a rhetorical argument about the impossibility and unlikelihood of Assad turning over chemical weapons he has denied using.”
But Mr. Lavrov followed up on the idea, with a proposal that offered a compromise that could avert an American-led strike in response to a poison-gas attack near Damascus last month.
Officials in Syria embraced the idea, as did Britain, France, the United Nations and even some Republican lawmakers in Washington.
In another interview with NBC News, Mr. Obama said he would take the Russian proposal “with a grain of salt initially.” But he told the network that if Syrian officials accept the Russian proposal, “then this could potentially be a significant breakthrough.”
Reacting to another comment by Mr. Kerry — that any attack on Syria would be “unbelievably small” — Mr. Obama said any attack would not be felt like a “pinprick” in Syria.
“The U.S. does not do pinpricks,” he said in the NBC interview. “Our military is the greatest the world has ever known. And when we take even limited strikes, it has an impact on a country like Syria.”
Russia’s surprise proposal appeared to offer the possibility of a diplomatic alternative to military action by addressing the source of attacks that killed hundreds and provoked worldwide condemnation. But the Russian proposal also was viewed with some skepticism by the Obama administration, seeing it as a possible delaying tactic that could undermine Mr. Obama’s already tenuous efforts to push for a military strike. (Obama Calls Russia Offer on Syria Possible ‘Breakthrough’.)
Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, is a bumbler and stumbler in his own rather well-deserved right, has a whole passel full of bumblers and stumblers to accompany him in the pursuit of his adventures in the pursuit of the evils of statism, moral relativism and globalism in the United States of America and around world.
After all, Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., another pro-abortion, pro-perversity Catholic, has bumbled and stumbled his way along throughout the course of a combined total of nearly forty-one years in the United States Senate and as the Vice President of the United States of America It was Biden's own "off-handed" comment in support of "gay marriage" in 2012 that forced Obama/Soetoro to make known publicly his own support for this moral atrocity, which he had planned to announce in that thrilling, action-packed convention of evil in Charlotte, North Carolina, twelve months ago now (see Silence In The Face Of Advancing Evils).
It is thus not surprising that the current President of the United States of America was blind-sided by his Secretary of State's off-handed "rhetorical" comment in London, England, or that he had to correct his hand-picked appointee's comment about a putative American strike in Egypt would be "unbelievably small" with a terse "The U.S. does not do pinpricks." Obama/Soetoro's administration is rudderless, committed consistently to two things in theory: unbridled statism and income redistribution at home while the percentage of Americans who have dropped out of the labor force altogether has risen to a record high and a reshaping of the Middle East in favor of Mohammedans. When it comes to actual policy implementation, however, the current presidential administration is as much as a mess as the people who run it. Just look at the massive confusion within the administration and the business world about the implementation of ObamaCare.
Although a diplomatic initiative is now "on the table" after the Russians had a lot of superb fun jumping at John F. Kerry's rhetorical remark,which was premised upon his expectation that Bashar al-Assad would not surrender his stockpile of chemical weapons to the possession of the "international community," my surmise is that Obama/Soetoro and his cast of bumbling idiots in pursuit of evil will claim that Assad had not turned over all of this weapons if such a surrender took place, thereby justifying, at least in our caesar's pathetic little mind, an American military strike at Syria sooner rather than later. Such an attack would run the risk of arousing even more anti-Obama/Soetoro sentiment in the world capitals where he was once such a messianic darling as he would be called out roundly for pursuing a diplomatic initiative that he had no intention of fulfilling honestly.
The die, it is apparent, has been cast in favor of an American military assault upon Syria, whose leaders have the gained the support in recent days of the leaders of Iraq, now allying themselves formally against their former "liberators" and "occupiers" based in Washington, District of Columbia, (calling George Walker Bush, are you paying attention out there as you recover from your recent heart procedure?), as two usually opposed forces are pressuring the administration of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro to carry out the threat of the use of military force against the Assad regime.
The first of those usually forces is, as explained in Whither Syria's Catholics three days ago now, the Mohammedans, who are playing a major role in shaping the Obama-Biden administration's Syrian policy:
The woman whose opinion lawmakers are relying on to go to war in Syria is also a paid advocate for the war-torn country’s rebels.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged members of the House of Representatives to read a Wall Street Journal op-ed by 26-year-old Elizabeth O’Bagy — an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War — who asserted that concerns about extremists dominating among the Syrian rebels are unfounded.
“Contrary to many media accounts, the war in Syria is not being waged entirely, or even predominantly, by dangerous Islamists and al-Qaida die-hards,” O’Bagy wrote for the Journal on Aug. 30. “Moderate opposition groups make up the majority of actual fighting forces,” she wrote.
But in addition to her work for the Institute for the Study of War, O’Bagy is also the political director for the Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF), a group that advocates within the United States for Syria’s rebels — a fact that the Journal did not disclose in O’Bagy’s piece.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, O’Bagy said that despite her title as the group’s political director, she is paid as a contractor.
She insisted that she is not involved in the political lobbying that SETF does. “They kind of have two departments within the Task Force — one focused on working with the government on the Hill on advocacy and then the other working inside Syria and directly implementing government contracts,” she said.
O’Bagy’s relationship with SETF is a serious conflict of interest, according to David Reaboi, vice president for strategic communications at the Center for Security Policy.
“While there’s been a lot of worthwhile effort to expose activists considered pro-Assad or pro-Hezbollah — or, at least, to consider their analysis as coming from an interested party — O’Bagy seems to pass herself off as an impartial observer of the situation. Her access to Congress, intelligence services and to think tanks should be regarded as what it really is, which is a reflection of the Syrian rebels’ cause and aspirations,” Reaboi said. (Woman informing Kerry, McCain's opinions on Syria also an Adviser to Syrian Rebels.)
What about your lovely Syrian friends, Dr. O'Bagy, who threatened to behead Catholics in Syria if they did not convert to the false, blasphemous religion called Mohammedanism?
The forces of the United States of America must be deployed to come to he assistance of such murderers in the belief that they will "stabilize" Syria and be friendly to the American regime if they come to power?
The Syrian rebels, many of whom are indeed backed strongly by al-Qaeda, will be just as "friendly" to the government of the United States of America as were the Libyan rebels, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and the government of Iraq at this time.
Also working in a very public manner to urge Congressional authorization for an American military strike on the Assad regime in Syria, are the ubiquitous power-brokers of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC):
The influential pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee will deploy hundreds of activists next week to win support in Congress for military action in Syria, amid an intense White House effort to convince wavering U.S. lawmakers to vote for limited strikes.
"We plan a major lobbying effort with about 250 activists in Washington to meet with their senators and representatives," an AIPAC source said on Saturday.
Congressional aides said they expected the meetings and calls on Tuesday, as President Barack Obama and officials from his administration make their case for missile strikes over the apparent use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assad's government.
The vote on action in Syria is a significant political test for Obama and a major push by AIPAC, considered one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, could provide a boost.
The U.S. Senate is due to vote on a resolution to authorize the use of military force as early as Wednesday. Leaders of the House of Representatives have not yet said when they would vote beyond saying consideration of an authorization is "possible" sometime this week.
Obama has asked Congress to approve strikes against Assad's government in response to a chemical weapons attack on Aug. 21 that killed more than 1,400 Syrians.
But many Republicans and several of Obama's fellow Democrats have not been enthused about the prospect, partly because war-weary Americans strongly oppose getting involved in another Middle Eastern conflict.
Pro-Israel groups had largely kept a low profile on Syria as the Obama administration sought to build its case for limited strikes after last month's attack on rebel-held areas outside Damascus.
Supporters of the groups and government sources acknowledged they had made it known that they supported U.S. action, concerned about instability in neighboring Syria and what message inaction might send to Assad's ally, Iran.
But they had generally wanted the debate to focus on U.S. national security rather than how a decision to attack Syria might help Israel, a reflection of their sensitivity to being seen as rooting for the United States to go to war. (AIPAC to deploy hundreds of lobbyists to push for Syria action - Diplomacy and Defense Israel News Broadcast.)
Alas, there is no legitimate national security interest at stake for the United States of America. For AIPAC, of course, this is all about Israeli national security, not that of their American toadies.
The Syrian military poses no threat to the people or the interests of the United States of America.
Even if chemical weapons were used against the rebels by the Syrian government's military forces with Bashar al-Assad's authorization, which he denies he gave, this is not a national security concern of the United States of America, a country whose bumbling idiots pursue the evil of the chemical assassination of countless thousands of children each day by means of various chemicals, pills, potions and devices and by means of the surgical execution of nearly 3,300 innocent preborn babies each day under cover of the civil law. Over more than two and one-half times the number of human beings killed by the use of chemical weapons in Syria under cover of the civil law in the United States of America, which has no moral standing whatsoever to preach to any other nation about "morality" and "human rights" and "international law" as its government is on outlaw in the eyes of the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity.
Mind you, this not to disparage the horror of the deaths of those killed by chemical weapons in Syria recently. Not at all. And this is not to suggest in any way that even a country whose policies support evils at home and abroad cannot seek to defend itself when its legitimate national security is in imminent peril of attack as the defense of a nation's sovereign borders is a right of nations under the binding precepts of the Natural Law and thus a duty of those who head such nations as policy-makers.
It is, however, to state clearly and unequivocally that the use of chemical weapons in Syria does not represent a justifiable reason for the military forces of the United States of America to launch a military strike against that country's governmental and military targets no matter who turns out to have been responsible for the use of such chemical weapons. (Please review the terms of the Just War Theory as summarized and adapted in Different Chief, Same War Drums.)
Indeed, some evidence seems to suggest that military commanders in Syria used chemical weapons without being authorized by Bashar al-Assad to do so:
President Bashar al-Assad did not personally order last month's chemical weapons attack near Damascus that has triggered calls for US military intervention, and blocked numerous requests from his military commanders to use chemical weapons against regime opponents in recent months, a German newspaper has reported , citing unidentified, high-level national security sources.
The intelligence findings were based on phone calls intercepted by a German surveillance ship operated by the BND, the German intelligence service, and deployed off the Syrian coast, Bild am Sonntag said. The intercepted communications suggested Assad, who is accused of war crimes by the west, including foreign secretary William Hague, was not himself involved in last month's attack or in other instances when government forces have allegedly used chemical weapons.
Assad sought to exonerate himself from the August attack in which hundreds died. "There has been no evidence that I used chemical weapons against my own people," he said in an interview with CBS.
But the intercepts tended to add weight to the claims of the Obama administration and Britain and France that elements of the Assad regime, and not renegade rebel groups, were responsible for the attack in the suburb of Ghouta, Bild said.
President Barack Obama is urging the US Congress to approve military action to deter the Syrian regime from using chemical weapons and degrade its ability to pursue the two-and-a-half-year civil war against rebel forces.
But Obama is facing stiff resistance from Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives, who fear involvement in another Middle East war, and from Assad's main ally, Russian president Vladimir Putin, who has said any military strikes conducted without prior UN approval would be illegal. (Assad did not order Syria chemical weapons attack, says German press.)
As noted above, however, this is all irrelevant to providing grounds to justify an American military strike upon Syria. No such grounds exist.
Even though Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro has said that he is leaning now in the direction of pursuing the diplomatic initiative that emanated from John Kerry's "rhetorical" remarks, it is still possible that our caesar proceed with military action against Syria even if the United States House of Representatives votes against providing him any "authorization," which would have no standing at all under the Constitution of the United States of America as only Congressional declaration of war can be the basis of American military action absent, of course, a real and imminent threat to the nation's security that required immediate action by the nation's Commander-in-Chief, the President of the United States of America.
There is no such threat posed by Syria.
In addition to the bumbling idiots who pursue evil in the modern nation-state, of course, there are the bumbling idiots in the counterfeit church of conciliarism who insist that "dialogue" alone, not Catholicism and certainly not Our Lady's Fatima Message, is the path to peace among nations. The chief conciliar bumbler himself, Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, a true ecclesiastical tyrant, has not only championed the diabolical cause of "dialogue," he has also invoked the madness of Giovanni Montini/Paul the Sick in saying that war is always wrong.
This is what Bergoglio
Here is what Bergoglio/Francis said in this regard on Saturday evening, September 7, 2013, during his "prayer vigil" in the Pizza di San Pietro in the Vatican:
May the noise of weapons cease! War always marks the failure of
peace, it is always a defeat for humanity. Let the words of Pope Paul VI
resound again: “No more one against the other, no more, never! ... war
never again, never again war!” (Address to the United Nations, 1965).
“Peace expresses itself only in peace, a peace which is not separate
from the demands of justice but which is fostered by personal sacrifice,
clemency, mercy and love” (World Day of Peace Message, 1975).
Forgiveness, dialogue, reconciliation – these are the words of peace, in
beloved Syria, in the Middle East, in all the world! Let us pray for
reconciliation and peace, let us work for reconciliation and peace, and
let us all become, in every place, men and women of reconciliation and
peace! Amen. (Prayer Vigil for Peace.)
Well, just as the counterfeit church of conciliarism has rejected the imposition of the death penalty by the civil state upon one adjudged guilty after full due process of law of committing a heinous crime even though the death penalty is part of the binding precepts of the Natural Law and sought to equate its imposition with the killing of the innocent preborn under cover of the civil law even though no such equivalence exists, , so is it the cast that the bumbling idiots in pursuit of evil in the counterfeit church of conciliarism have come to view war in and of itself as wrong in every circumstance, that there is never an instance, even speaking theoretically, when one can make recourse to the Just War Theory as taught by Saint Augustine and then amplified by Saint Thomas Aquinas and others.
While it is certainly true that the sophistication and destructive power of modern weaponry make it incumbent to weighs its effects according to the principle of Proportionality (which teaches that an end that is morally good and justified in itself might be illicit to pursue if one concludes that the foreseen evil to be done in pursuit of that legitimate end outweighs the good to be accomplished), this is not to say that there is never any instance which nations cannot seek to defend themselves by the used of armed force directed by a duly constituted civil authority in a just case when a wound to justice requires such action.
Having dispensed with the necessary distinctions provided by the Scholasticism of Saint Thomas Aquinas, the bumbling idiots of the counterfeit church of conciliarism make absolute statements that are premised upon a false moral equivalence between two actions that appear similar to one another but are actually very distinct according to the moral teaching of the Natural Law, whose authoritative interpretation is provided solely by the Catholic Church.
For Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis to be correct, therefore, our true popes who called for the Crusades, staring with Blessed Pope Urban II on November 27, 1-95, and numerous Catholic kings and saints were wrong, each and every one of them. Well, this is, of course, precisely what Bergoglio/Francis is saying, and it is what Giovanni Montini/Paul the Sick said at the United Masonic Nations Organization on October 4, 1965, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.
For Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis to be correct, of course, Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours (Poitiers) on October 10, 732, was wrong. He should have "dialogued" with the Mohammedans invading France.
For Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis to be correct, Pope Saint Pius V was wrong to have urged Catholics worldwide to pray Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary for the victory of the combined Christian naval fleet against the Mohammedan forces that outnumbered them very heavily in the Bay of Lepanto on October 7, 571, something that was implied very strongly by Paul the Sick's returning the flag of the Turkish flagship captured in the Battle of Lepanto to the Turks in 1964.
For Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis to be correct, the King of Poland, Jan Sobieski, was wrong to have fought the Mohammedan forces seeking to storm the Gates of Vienna, which was invaded in recent decades by conciliar revolutionaries such as Christoph Schonborn, on September 12, 1683.
Ah, it is Jorge Mario Bergoglio/Francis, who is is wrong as his own false beliefs are evil and bring down the wrath of God upon us all the more as God's greater honor and glory and majesty is profaned by the spectacle of Christians and Mohammedans "praying" alongside each other in the Piazza di San Pietro three days ago:
Muslims and Christians came together in St. Peter’s Square today and prayed using words from their own religions. Many described this as “the miracle” of Pope Francis’ ecumenical appeal during today’s fast and four-hour long vigil of prayer which broke the barriers of faith in an attempt to stop the war in Syria. 100,000 came to St. Peter’s Square in the late afternoon to join the Pope in his appeal for peace.
A silent ceremony, with flags from countries all over the world lining the sides of the square: from the Syrian flag to the Chinese and Argentinean one and the one depicting the rainbow of peace. The atmosphere was meditative and almost surreal given the presence of Syrians and Muslims in the square: according to Italy’s Arab community there were several hundred who attended. Some of them recited verses from the Koran as the sound of the Ave Maria rose from the lips of Catholics standing just metres away. A fusion of faiths and prayers in the spirit of peace.
But a wind of division blew across the Syrian community attending the vigil in St. Peter’s Square. A group which supports the ideology of the “rebels” moved away from the so-called “pro-Syrian people” group, and went to the other side of the square. “We fear infiltrators from the Syrian embassy, it’s best if we keep away,” they said. But for many others it was simply a moment of peace. Many Catholics called it “a sort of miracle performed by St. Francis.” (See Christians and Muslims pray together during Francis’ “miraculous” peace vigil.)
Barriers of faith?
Catholicism is the one and only thing that can unite men in a true brotherhood of Christ the King and with the maternal protection of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is our Immaculate Queen.
Come on, these kinds of spectacles that offend the true God of Divine Revelation, the Most Blessed Trinity, greatly are commonplace in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Have we forgotten Assisi I, Assisi II, Assisi III, and the truly numberless such "inter-religious" prayer meetings that have taken place on a regular basis at the diocesan and parish level within the structures of the counterfeit church of conciliarism.
True peace among nations is made more difficult, not more possible, by such gatherings as took place in the Piazza di San Pietro on Saturday evening, September 7, 2013, thus winding up the bumbling idiots of Modernity to pursue their own agenda of evil with utter impunity as both they and their conciliar counterparts reject the immutable doctrine of the Social Reign of Christ the King, thus placing us and our nations under the reign of figures of Antichrist, whose coming is certainly be readied in these our days.
Remember always that this is the time from all
eternity that God has known that we would be alive. The graces He won
for us by the shedding of every single drop of His Most Precious Blood
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 sufficient for us to carry our crosses--be they personal or
social or ecclesiastical. Nothing we suffer in this passing, mortal
value of tears. is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused
Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death
and caused Our Lady to suffer as our sins thrust those Seven Swords of
Sorrow through and through into Immaculate Heart.
Let us suffer well and with gratitude and with joy in
this time of apostasy and betrayal as the consecrated slaves of Our
Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and
Immaculate Heart. Heaven awaits us if we walk our own little Via
Dolorosas without complaint? Isn't the possession of the glory of the
Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost
for all eternity in Heaven worth bearing with the sufferings of the
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, pray for us.