Defend Truth Now Or Lose The Only Election That Matters
by Thomas A. Droleskey
One of the recurring themes in the articles that I wrote prior to the naturalistic farce that took place on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, and the ones that I have written since that time is that most of the naturalists of the false opposite of the "right" elected two weeks ago today have no intention of doing or saying anything to offend the "moderate" or "swing" voters. This means, of course, that "divisive," "controversial" "social issues" cannot be mentioned. Baby-killing? Ah, it's the money that matters.
What some of the giddy folks out there in the never-never land of naturalism forget--and seem not to want to remember--is that the good God will never "bless" a land with long term material prosperity as long as it sanctions grave evils under cover of the civil law. It is impossible to advance the common temporal good while the civil law sanctions and popular culture, such as it is, promotes that which is contrary to the peace and prosperity of eternity.
Need another reminder about this truth that so many Catholics, including so many traditionally-minded Catholics no matter where they might fall along the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide? Sure, let me give one on this wonderful feast of the intimate of the secrets of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Saint Gertrude the Great:
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.)
What astounds me--and it is a truly astounding phenomenon--is the extent to which so many traditionally-minded Catholics project all manner of absolutely delusional hopes onto the naturalists of the "right" as the means to "stop" evils that keep accelerating the more that they are institutionalized. Baby-killing matters to God. It should matter to us. Why doesn't it? Why do we think that some naturalistic farce represents "progress" when we have had before our very eyes the moral disaster of a naturalist of the "right" as president--replete with a Republican-controlled Congress for five of his eight years in office--who did many things to further institutionalize and expand chemical and surgical baby-killing. Why are things going to be "different" now? They won't.
Career politicians care about one thing and one thing only: winning elections. Period. Elections are the means to curry favor with lobbyists, who provide retired and/or defeated careerists lush positions about their electoral careers have ended. Career politicians do not near the wrath of God at the moment of their Particular Judgments. They care about doing only that which will serve to their advantage at the next election. And given the fact that so many Americans have grown used to chemical and surgical baby-killing, the Republican motto now in many "swing" states is "mum's the word" on "social issues." "Believe what you want. Don't talk about it. Don't put it on your websites. Placate your base. Do nothing to offend 'independent' voters. Get elected. Play it safe."
The professional politicians of the "left" know that their opposite number on the "right" live in dread fear of losing elections. They know that the "social issues" can be used to their advantage in states such as Colorado and Oregon and Washington and California and Illinois and New York and Connecticut and Rhode Island, which happens to be the state with the single highest percentage of Catholics as part of its population, and Massachusetts and Maryland and Delaware. Oh, you doubt my word yet again? Let me provide you with a bit of empirical proof:
While almost nothing went right for Democratic candidates this fall, one issue turned out to be a winner in some of the closest Senate races in the nation: abortion.
By branding Republican challengers as outside the cultural mainstream on the issue, Democrats managed to hold on to at least a slice of the political center by courting and winning over moderate women in a handful of key states.
The strategy ran counter to the one that enabled the party to broaden the political map in 2006 and 2008, when Democrats thrived by running candidates whose positions on abortion were closely attuned to the socially conservative areas where they sought office.
This year, however, Democrats adopted almost the opposite approach late in the 2010 campaign. As many of the anti-abortion Democrats elected over the last four years were going down in defeat, the party made abortion a central concern in a handful of battleground Senate races — and they ended up in the Democratic column as a result.
In Colorado, Sen. Michael Bennet won reelection by less than 16,000 votes over Republican prosecutor Ken Buck — a tea party-backed conservative with down-the-line anti-abortion views — after defeating him handily among women.
The gender gap was an obvious place for Colorado Democrats to focus their attention, after Buck's divisive primary with former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, and polls showed Buck with persistent weaknesses among female voters.
In one message-testing survey, the Democratic-aligned group Project New West gave voters information about Buck’s views on a number of subjects and 24 percent of respondents said that his stance on abortion — “Buck opposes abortion, even in the case of rape and incest,” the poll said — was the single biggest reason they wouldn’t vote for him.
The Bennet campaign and national Democrats ran aggressive television ads attacking Buck’s views on abortion and slamming him for refusing to prosecute an alleged rape as Weld County district attorney. And Planned Parenthood mounted a mail campaign, targeting women voters with the warning that “Colorado women can’t trust Ken Buck.”
“Ken Buck wants us to think he’s a moderate candidate for U.S. Senate. But the truth is, he hasn’t really changed his extreme positions on women’s health,” one mail piece said. Another called him “radical, wrong, extreme, out of touch, sexist.”
Women broke for Bennet by 17 percentage points, according to exit polling, even as Republicans won female voters by 1 point nationwide. And Buck underperformed in Denver-area suburbs like Jefferson County and Arapahoe County — places where women voters may have been pivotal.
Buck told the Denver Post this week that social issues were a key reason for his defeat, explaining: “It was part of their effort to focus more on their version of Ken Buck rather than the issues that I thought most voters were concerned about. I don't know that there's any way to avoid it; I wasn't going to derail my message to have an election decided on abortion, or any social issue, for that matter.”
A similar campaign unfolded in Nevada, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pummeled Republican challenger Sharron Angle for opposing abortion in all cases — and in particular, for telling an interviewer who asked about abortion in the case of a rape that some women were able to turn “what was really a lemon situation into lemonade.” Reid won women voters by 11 percentage points and nearly tied Angle among men, losing by just 2 points. (Abortion: Wave-stopper for Dems?)
"I wasn't going to derail my message to have an election decided on abortion, or any social issue, for that matter." Here's news for you, Ken Buck: you can defend the truth now or lose the only election that matters at the moment of your Particular Judgment. Given the fact that there is no guarantee that one is going to win a particular election, isn't it better to speak to the truth in the hope that you might be able to plant a few seeds in the hearts of souls of your fellow citizens than to be silent about the singularly most important moral issue of the day in order to win the thirty pieces of silver represented by a a few votes?
To quote the thirty-seventh President of the United States of America, the late Richard Milhous Nixon, "make no mistake about it:" the push is on to silence the "social issues" once and for all. And look who's trying to silence the "social issues:" those steeped in perverse sins against nature and their enablers in the "money wing" of the libertarian-based Tax Enough Already (TEA) Party movement, people who do not understand that the one and only standard of true human liberty is the Most Holy Cross of the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King:
A gay conservative group and some Tea Party leaders are campaigning to keep social issues off the Republican agenda.
In a letter to be released Monday, the group GOProud and leaders from groups like the Tea Party Patriots and the New American Patriots, will urge Republicans in the House and Senate to keep their focus on shrinking the government.
"On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement," they write to presumptive House Speaker John Boehner and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell in an advance copy provided to POLITICO. "This election was not a mandate for the Republican Party, nor was it a mandate to act on any social issue."
The letter's signatories range from GOProud's co-founder and Chairman Christopher Barron — a member of a group encouraging Dick Cheney to run for president — to Tea Party leaders with no particular interest in the gay rights movement.
As of Sunday evening, the letter had 17 signatories. They include tea party organizers, conservative activists and media personalities from across the country, including radio host Tammy Bruce, bloggers Bruce Carroll, Dan Blatt and Doug Welch, and various local coordinators for the Tea Party Patriots and other tea party groups.
"When they were out in the Boston Harbor, they weren't arguing about who was gay or who was having an abortion," said Ralph King, a letter signatory who is a Tea Party Patriots national leadership council member, as well as an Ohio co-coordinator.
King said he signed onto the letter because GOProud seemed to be genuine in pushing for fiscal conservatism and limited government.
"Am I going to be the best man at a same sex-marriage wedding? That's not something I necessarily believe in," said King. "I look at myself as pretty socially conservative. But that's not what we push through the Tea Party Patriots."
That indifference is essentially the point of the gay conservative group.
"For almost two years now, the tea party has been laser-focused on the size of government," said Barron, who said his group and the tea partiers are part of the "leave-me-alone coalition."
"No one has been talking about social issues - not even the socially conservative candidates who won tea party support," Barron said. (GOP is urged to avoid social issues.)
"No one has been talking about social issues--not even the socially conservative candidates who won tea party support." Well, that's a true enough statement. It's also a sad statement on the depths to which naturalism takes men and their nations as they believe that there is some purely naturalistic means to create the "better" world.
The madness is such that even some fully traditional Catholics, that is, those who reject conciliarism and the nonexistent legitimacy of the conciliar "hierarchy," lose their minds over the naturalistic farce that is being played out right in front of our very eyes. Progress? Look at the articles pasted above? This is progress? Progress? This is all- part of the diabolical abyss caused by naturalism and the babbling that it engenders.
Who says so? Our true popes, that's who:
This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say. When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit" is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws -- in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty. (Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832.)
For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in any other way." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."
And, since where religion has been removed from civil society, and the doctrine and authority of divine revelation repudiated, the genuine notion itself of justice and human right is darkened and lost, and the place of true justice and legitimate right is supplied by material force, thence it appears why it is that some, utterly neglecting and disregarding the surest principles of sound reason, dare to proclaim that "the people's will, manifested by what is called public opinion or in some other way, constitutes a supreme law, free from all divine and human control; and that in the political order accomplished facts, from the very circumstance that they are accomplished, have the force of right." But who, does not see and clearly perceive that human society, when set loose from the bonds of religion and true justice, can have, in truth, no other end than the purpose of obtaining and amassing wealth, and that (society under such circumstances) follows no other law in its actions, except the unchastened desire of ministering to its own pleasure and interests? (Pope Pius IX, Quanta Cura, December 8, 1864.)
Why is it that some traditionally-minded Catholics just reject this out of hand, projecting their own fondest desires into the minds of the careerists in the organized crime family of naturalism of the "right" just as do "conservative" Catholics, to whose ranks I once belonged and led cheers for far too long, when they project into the mind of their "pope" or their local "bishop" their fondest desires for the restoration of the Church. How many "conservative" Catholics go all atwitter when a "new" "bishop" is appointed, believing that he is going to "change" things. Things change only for the worse in the Novus Ordo world. Things must change only for the worse in the Novus Ordo world as it is founded on lies.
Similarly, the Modern civil state is founded on lies, two of which are centered in the false assertions that men can organize themselves and their nations without regard to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ entrusted to His true Church and that men can be virtuous on their own powers without belief in, access to or cooperation with Sanctifying Grace. Nations founded on the anti-Incarnational lies of Modernity must degenerate into disorder and chaos over the course of time. This process of degeneration has accelerated in the past four decades as the sacramental fruitlessness of the conciliar liturgies have robbed the world of the Sanctifying and Actual Graces it would have received had true Masses been offered by true priests.
Remember, that the world will end when the last true priest offers the last true Mass. A corollary of this, of course, is that the world must suffer more and more until the Last Day as true priests die off and true offerings of Holy Mass are sparse. The false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, semi-Pelagian and religiously indifferentist premises of the modern nation-state degenerated at a slower rate as grace was more prevalent in the world. Without the bulwark of the true Mass, however, those false premises must unravel before our very eyes, which is what we are seeing so clearly at this time. Those who believe that we are making "progress" do not realize that all naturalistic efforts to retard the effects of naturalism must fail just as surely as
Sisyphus failed to roll that boulder up that hill
time and time again.
It is no accident that naturalism has triumphed to such an extent that many Catholics consider it "virtuous" for elected officials to remain silent about the most pressing issue of the day because they need to get elected and re-elected when you consider also the fact that the conciliar "bishops," men who are not "bishops" at all, are themselves silent when it comes to instructing the poor sheep who think that they are Successors of the Apostles. Why should Catholics demand any better of public officials when their "bishops" refuse to do so?
Perhaps it is good to be reminded of the fact that the conciliar "bishops" are simply the inheritors of the rot left to them by their Americanist predecessors in the Catholic Church who paved the way for the "Second" Vatican Council's Dignitatis Humanae and Gaudium et Spes, December 7, 1965. Here is yet another reminder of this fact that so many Catholics do not want to face:
"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. The errors of Americanism have flowed from the Potomac River to the Tiber River and then back again as they have been enshrined in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic ethos of the Novus Ordo liturgical service.
Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI has celebrated the American founding and its commitment to "religious liberty" and "separation of Church and State" even though both have been condemned time and time again by one true pope after another when these errors began to manifest themselves at the end of the Eighteenth Century and thereafter. He has done so by making advertence to his "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" in order to make anathematized and/or condemned propositions seem in perfect accord with the immutable teaching of the Catholic Church.
Ratzinger/Benedict knows that the errors of religious liberty, denounced as heretical by Pope Pius VII in Post Tam Diuturnas, April 28, 1814, and as "insanity" by Pope Gregory XVI in Mirari Vos, August 15, 1832, and separation of Church and State, which was termed a "thesis absolutely false" by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, are in contradiction to conciliarism's embrace of them. This is why he has had to invent his absurd "hermeneutic of continuity and discontinuity" to seek to justify them, blaspheming God the Holy Ghost in the process by saying in his famous December 22, 2005, Christmas address to the member of his curia that "it was necessary to learn" that past pronouncements can be understood anew as the terms in which they were expressed were "contingent" on the historical circumstances that produced them, meaning that God the Holy Ghost kept this "knowledge" from true popes who reiterated Catholic teaching repeatedly right up until the time of the death of Pope Pius XII on October 9, 1958.
How sad it is that so many traditional Catholics who reject conciliarism and its "hierarchy" accept Ratzinger/Benedict's view of Church-State relations because, well, it's the "patriotic" thing to do. True patriotism wills the good of one's country. And the ultimate good of one's country is her Catholicization. Impossible? If so, then the Apostles should have stayed in the Upper Room in Jerusalem after God the Holy Ghost descended upon them in tongues of flame on Pentecost Sunday because, humanly speaking, the mandate that had been given them just ten days before by Our Lord to convert every person and nation in the world might have seemed rather impossible. Nothing is impossible with God. No, not even the transformation of the United States of America into the Catholic States of America. How can people reject Ratzinger's legitimacy as "Pope" Benedict XVI and agree with is embrace of religious liberty and "separation of Church and State" because it is what the vaunted "founding fathers" thought best? Madness. Utter madness.
What do we do?
Get out of the diabolical trap of naturalism. Refuse to be agitated by the "talking heads" on radio and television who do not understand anything about First and Last Things and thus whose histrionics are nothing more than the injurious babbling spoken of by Pope Pius IX as they do not understand that the remote cause of all human problems is Original Sin and that their proximate causes are to be found in the Actual Sins of men and thus can be remedied only by the daily conversion of souls as they seek to grow in sanctity by cooperating with the graces sent to them by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the loving hands of His Most Blessed Mother, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces.
These "talking heads" make constant advertence to the genius of the "founding fathers," men who
a founding hatred for Christ the King, and their founding principles that have convinced men that they can establish a social order without regard to any religion, no less the true religion, which is the very premise of Judeo-Masonry. How can men who believe in the very principles that are the fruit of the Protestant Revolution against the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Judeo-Masonry are the foundation of "American exceptionalism" help us to understand issues that must be viewed through the deeper, supernatural eyes of the Holy Faith? They can't.
What should we do?
Spend more time in prayer before Our Lord's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament, if this is at all possible.
Pray more Rosaries.
Make more sacrifices.
Do more fasting.
Pray for more crosses.
Pray for humiliation.
Enthrone your homes to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Read more books about the lives of the saints.
Stop watching television.
Don't be agitated by the lies of naturalists and their enablers.
Know that Our Lady's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart will triumph.
Conscious of making reparation for our own sins, which, although forgiven and thus no longer exist, are in need of our making satisfaction here in this passing, mortal vale of tears before we die, may our Rosaries each day help lift the scales of naturalism that cloud our vision, thus making us courageous apostles of the Social Reign of Christ the King who recognize and are unafraid to proclaim that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.
That may not be a way to win elected office. It might, though, help, to win the only election that matters: the Divine election at the moment of one's Particular Judgment if one dies in a state of Sanctifying Grace as a member of the Catholic Church.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
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 Gertrude the Great, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints