Desiring to Stay Ignorant
Thomas A. Droleskey
So many people want to stay ignorant of facts. So many people want to stay ignorant of the past. So many people want to believe in the absolute delusion that "things" based on false premises will be "different" at a different time with different people. The only way in which "things" are "different" this year, 2008, as opposed to 1992 or 1996 when William Jefferson Blythe Clinton was the distraction of the moment, is that more and more citizens of the United States of America are more and more committed to the "leftist" version of naturalism. Those who think that there is going to be some great naturalistic "conservative" "reawakening" in the next four years are badly mistaken.
This is what I wrote in the printed pages of Christ or Chaos on May 28, 2001, when United States Senator James Jeffords, then one of the two Republican senators from the State of Vermont, announced that he was going to leave the Republican Party and become an "independent" who voted with the Democrat Party caucus in the United States Senate, thereby giving then Senate Minority Leader Thomas Daschle, D-South Dakota, the one extra senator he needed to constitute his own band of organized criminals as a majority in the upper house of the United States Congress:
The decision by Vermont Senator James Jeffords to bolt from the Republican Party has all sent so-called "conservatives" into states of apoplexy. The reflexive apologists of President George W. Bush have really convinced themselves that the fact that their hero is president is a sign that the country accepts his agenda. It does not. Indeed, these apologists have embraced the delusional notion that the 2000 election signaled a return to the "conservatism" of the 1980s, ignoring the inconvenient little fact that the combined popular votes of former Vice President Albert Arnold Gore Jr. and Ralph Nader eclipsed the total won by Bush by more than three million votes, a clear sign that the country has not embraced any retreat from legalized baby-killing and the ever more intrusive growth of the power of the federal government.
Secular conservatives are people who are convinced that there is some purely secular and religiously indifferentist way to view the world and resolve various social problems. This belief flies in the face of Catholic social teaching, which instructs us that a society which rejects the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ and the authority of His true Church is bound to descend to the level of abject barbarism, all of which augments the power of state unfettered by any submission whatsoever to the primacy of the Divine positive law and the natural law over us men and our civil societies. Alas, the delusional folks in "conservatom" demonstrate that they are soul mates of the ultimate relativist, Bill Clinton, trying to spin the actual state of the real world to conform to their own delusional notions that everything is going to be fine as long as we exalt the flawed nature of the American founding, avoid any discussion of "divisive" things such as denominational religion, and keep making one compromise after another in order to win the favor of "moderates" and "independents" who want to keep baby- killing legal and who want no end to the entitlements provided them by the government.
President George W. Bush himself embraces this very delusional notion. His effusive praise of the late President Lyndon Baines Johnson's Great Society demonstrates that he (or those who write the copy he reads so eagerly and so uncritically) accepts the expansion of the power of the federal government, largely engineered as a result of the various Masonic attacks on the stability of the family, as an unquestioned part of American government. There is no effort on the part of the new president even to make the case against the Great Society on the basis of the clear words of the American Constitution, which do not give the federal government the sort of power it has been exercising since the 1930s and the 1960s, no less an understanding borne of the natural law and of Catholic social teaching which stresses the principle of subsidiarity. No, the addle-brained president mouths slogans to make him appear palatable in our ethos of entitlement. He even goes so far as to praise the likes of Father Theodore Hesburgh, the former president of the University of Notre Dame, for his "contributions" to higher education, ignoring the fact that it was Hesburgh's embrace of government and anti-Catholic foundation grant monies which helped to expedite the de-Catholicization of almost every Catholic university and college in this nation.. . .
In actual point of fact, however, President George Walker Bush has been governing with a view to pleasing the pro-abortion wing of his party and the national sentiment in favor of retaining at least some form of legalized baby-killing. This is why the new administration has done nothing to reverse the Food and Drug Administration's licensing of the manufacture of RU-486 and has done nothing to stop the funding of fetal tissue research and experimentation. The new administration continues to fund the chemical abortion of babies internationally by means of so-called family planning programs. And Howard Phillips has conclusively demonstrated the sham that is the reinstatement of the Mexico City policy of denying American taxpayer funds to agencies and programs that either perform or promote abortions. These organizations have more than enough money of their own to continue killing babies, and our taxpayer dollars continue to be used for contraception and explicit classroom instruction in matters pertaining to the Sixth and Ninth Commandments.
President Bush included funding for Title X programs in his budget, meaning that so-called "family planning" programs are being promoted in this country with our tax dollars. The new administration is proving itself to be exactly what I predicted it would be throughout last year and into this: a careerist effort to maintain itself in power by giving lip service to the life issue on various occasions while continuing to institutionalize the triumph of policies of death in our law and in our culture.
The loss of Republican control of the Senate was probably inevitable. South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, who will turn 99 years of age this coming December, might die before his term expires at the end of next year. South Carolina's governor, a Democrat, would fill Thurmond's seat with a fellow Democrat. Thus, it might have been only a matter of time before the Democrats regained control of the United States Senate. Nevertheless, James Jeffords's defection demonstrates that the delusional hopes of secular conservatives rested not only on a fragile political coalition but upon the false premise that it is possible to pursue the common good without regard to Christ the King and the authority of His true Church, that it is possible for people who are active enemies of the sanctity of life are fit to serve in government without posing a direct threat to the common good conservatives say they want to pursue. An administration which has the likes of Andrew Card, Donald Rumsfeld (who is very homosexual-friendly), Colin Powell, Christine Todd Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Condoleeza Rice, and Alberto Gonzales is flawed of its very nature. It is impossible for pro-aborts, whether they serve in the Executive Branch or in the Congress or in the Judiciary, to promote the common good precisely because they are at war with the primacy of the Divine positive law and the natural law over us men and our civil societies.
When are we ever going to learn that secular conservatism is not the answer? When are we ever going to learn that religious indifferentism one of the roots of our problems, not the modus operandi by which we can address difficult issues in a pluralistic nation. When are we going to take seriously the injunction given the Apostles by our Lord before He Ascended to the Father's right hand in glory to convert the world to the true Faith? When are conservative Catholics going to stop deluding themselves about the state of things and start to recapture the wisdom of Popes Leo XIII, St. Pius X, and Pius XI about the necessity of praying and working for the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ and the Queenship of His Most Blessed Mother? The country is not with us. It will never be with us unless we are united in our efforts to serve Christ the King through His true Church and to plant the seeds for the conversion of this nation to the truth that sovereignty resides not in the people of any nation but in the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man.
What has changed in the past eighty-eight months? We are eyewitnesses to the the collapse of yet another careerist Republican's campaign for the White House, replicating the utter incompetence of the George Herbert Walker Bush campaign against William Jefferson Blythe Clinton in 1992 and the Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., campaign against Clinton four years later. Like George Herbert Walker Bush and Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., John Sidney McCain III has shown himself to be absolutely incapable of opposing an articulate proponent of the "leftist" brand of naturalism. Months upon months have been spent by the McCain campaign forces to flail about for some "issue" to pierce through United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama's aura of invincibility. That the McCain strategists have been unable to do up until now speaks volumes about the utter inability of naturalists of the "rightist" bent of statism.
As has been noted in endless numbers of commentaries on this site read by a pitifully small number of people, the rise of the monster civil state is the inexorable result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen wrought by the Protestant Revolt and institutionalized by the rise of Judeo-Masonry. Lacking an external check on the abuse of its powers in all that pertains to the eternal good of the immortal souls of its citizens, the civil state must grow in size more and more until it has become, whether by evolution or revolution, totalitarian, whether in name or in fact. There is absolutely no naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, secular, nondenominational, interdenominational, philosophical or ideological way to retard this growth. Indeed, as has been noted in
Y2K's Lesser Evil Has Brought Us Great Evils or
Socialism, Straight From Your "Pro-Life" Conservative, the so-called "pro-life" "conservative," George Walker Bush, has presided over a monstrous rise in the power of the civil state that has put such past masters as Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Baines Johnson to shame.
Since John Sidney McCain III and his band of Robert Joseph Dole, Jr., wanna-be strategists are as incompetent as Captain Wilton Parmenter and the soldiers under his command at F Troop (F Troop Season 1 Intro), let me provide them with what I would say if I had pursued a suggestion made to me by a political activist in January of 2007 to run for the Presidency of the United States of America and was able to debate the major political party nominees this very evening:
Senator Obama, as Senator McCain is incapable of opposing your Marxism with any degree of coherency because he lacks the necessary knowledge, understanding and acceptance of First and Last Things as they have been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to the true Church that He founded upon the Rock of Peter, the Pope, let me do his job for him.
Senator Obama, you are unfit to hold any office of public trust, whether elected or appointed, because you support the destruction of innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs, both by chemical and surgical means, at all stages of their development without any restrictions whatsoever.
Although some call you an abortion "extremist," any one who supports even one abortion under cover of law is an "extremist" in that he denies the absolute and unconditional Sovereignty of God over the inviolability of each innocent human life, showing himself to be contemptuous of the binding precepts to the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as these have been entrusted exclusively to the Catholic Church for their infallible explication and eternal safekeeping. No one who supports the nonexistent right of any mother to directly kill her preborn child under any conditions is a fit holder of the public weal.
No, Senator Obama, you are not going to hear this from Senator McCain because he supports the slicing and dicing of innocent babies under cover of law as a matter of principle. He is clueless about the fact that he has an absolute obligation to uphold the inviolability of all innocent human life and that he is not free to make any exceptions to God's eternal, immutable laws, as he, Senator McCain, demonstrated most amply in an interview published in Glamour magazine this very month:
Mr. McCain has been trying to win over social conservatives wary of his candidacy, and the party is set to approve the platform Monday without the exceptions. On Friday, he named a vice-presidential running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, who opposes any exception for abortion and whose selection was hailed unequivocally by groups opposing abortion rights.
Mr. McCain argued strongly in 2000 for the platform to include the abortion exceptions. He affirmed that position as recently as May, in an
interview with Glamour magazine to appear in its October issue.
“My position has always been: exceptions of rape, incest and the life of the mother,” he said. Asked if he would encourage the party to include
them in the platform, he said, “Yes,” adding: “And by the way, I think that’s the view of most people, that rape, incest, the life of the mother are issues that have to be considered.”
But Mr. McCain in fact did little to push for the exceptions, and told Glamour on July 30 that he had “not gotten into the platform discussions.”
Connie Mackey, a lobbyist for the Family Research Council, said: “It is out of the platform. We were told early on that the platform is going to
be pro-life and that any differences the senator has with it are his own.” (G.O.P. Holds to Firm Stance on Abortion. The New York Times, August 31, 2008.)
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, are fit to hold public office. Both of you believe that the civil law can make innocent human life negotiate, the only difference between the two of you being the number of babies you believe should be subject to arbitrary execution under cover of civil law. You, Senator Obama, are fully pro-abortion. You, Senator McCain, are partly pro-abortion, and that is not good enough for God or for the innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs whose dismemberment in the "hard" cases that you support is a attack on Himself mystically.
No one, Senators Obama and McCain, can claim that he loves the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, while he supports the mystical dismemberment of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in the persons of innocent preborn human babies. Do you hear me, Senators?
Thus it is, Senator McCain, that you are incapable of effectively delineating Senator Obama's associations with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers and the racists Jeremiah Wright and Michael Louis Phleger and his, Obama's, Marxist mentor, the late Frank Marshall Davis. You, Senator McCain, do not understand that each abortion is an act of domestic terrorism and that the government of the United States of America funds this domestic terrorism by means of Title X funding of chemical abortifacients and exports it internationally by means of "family planning" programs. You, Senator McCain, are incapable of mustering true opposition to the Obama-Ayers association as you cannot muster any real outrage over the daily slaughter of the preborn, whether by chemical or surgical means.
Indeed, Senator McCain, you associate with supporters of domestic terrorists. One of your chief fund-raisers and "bundlers," Lewis Eisenberg, a major donor to pro-abortion causes who has sought to raise money for pro-abortion Republican candidates. (See: SPECIAL ALERT - OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE - January 17, 2002.) You are incapable of opposing the admittedly telling Obama-Ayers relationship as you are intimately involved with those who support the domestic terrorism of abortion.
Or, Senator McCain, do you reject the characterization of abortion as domestic terrorism?
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, support the absolute and unconditional inviolable right to life of all innocent human beings from the first moment of fertilization through all subsequent stages until natural death.
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, understand that it is impossible for there to be justice within nations or peace among nations as long as sin, the very thing that caused Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to suffer unspeakable horrors in His Sacred Humanity and caused His Most Blessed Mother to have Seven Swords of Sorrow pierce her Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart, is protected under cover of law and promoted in every aspect of popular culture.
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, understand that parents are the primary educators of their children and that the civil state has no right to establish or to mandate any kind of curriculum of study, no less to run "schools" founded in the naturalist presuppositions of Americanism. Senator Obama, you support the agenda of the hideous National Education Association. Senator McCain, you support the unjust exercise of statist power represented by George Walker Bush's Marxist "no child left behind" program. Neither of you have a clue as to what the proper role of education is as delineated by Pope Pius XI in Divini Illius Magistri, December 29, 1929.
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, understand that our daughters do not belong in combat and that the civil state has no right to conscript them to serve in the military under any conditions and/or to mandate their participation in "community service" programs that will subject them to ideological falsehoods that will undermine the sanctification and salvation of their immortal souls. You, Senator Obama, support registration of our daughters for the military draft. You, Senator McCain, reversed yourself nine years ago and have expressed support for women in combat roles. Shame on both of you for undermining the dignity and the femininity of women, which both of you attack by means of your wanton support for contraception.
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, will do anything to reverse the marketing of RU-486, the French abortion pill, or the over-the-counter sales of the so-called Plan B "emergency contraceptive"/abortifacient that was approved by the George Walker Bush administration's Food and Drug Administration.
Neither one of you, Senators Obama and McCain, understand that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. All of your naturalistic, statist, American exceptionalist and/or globalist"prescriptions" are from Hell and do the bidding of the devil to convince souls that there is something short of Catholicism that can serve as the basis of of personal and social order. Both of you believe in the anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian lies of naturalism that are proximately responsible for the social problems you seek to address by your anthropocentric "solutions."
God will never permit this country to know long term material prosperity at home or security from foreign threats, many of which are made more possible by the support that both of you give to the surrender of the legitimate national sovereignty of the United States of America by means of rampant illegal immigration to serve the interests of multinational corporations, as long as its government promotes sin at home and abroad.
There will always be sin the world. It is one thing, however, to sin and to be sorry, seeking out the ineffable Mercy of the Divine Redeemer in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance at the hands of a true bishop or a true priest. It is quite another to persist in sin unrepentantly, worse yet to protect it under cover of law and to promote it in every aspect of popular culture. Neither of you understands or accepts these basic truths.
Although this will win me no votes on earth, I seek only to remain true, despite my many sins, each of which have added to the problems that exist today in the Church and in the world, to the obligation imposed upon my immortal soul as a result of my election in the Baptismal font to be an apostle of Christ the King. I, who am no better than any other man and far, far worse than most, must, therefore, remain faithful to following exhortation given us by Pope Saint Pius X in Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910, an encyclical letter that condemned the interdenominational approach to social problems of The Sillon in France that is identical to that taken by the criminal enterprises known as the Republican and Democrat parties:
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.
No, Senators Obama and McCain, neither one of you realizes that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity made Man in His Most Blessed Mother's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost, is meant to be recognized as King by every man and by every nation, including the United States of America. Neither one of you recognizes that the cause of the common temporal good of nations and that of world peace has been trusted by Christ the King to His Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Neither one of you recognizes that we must pray and promote publicly Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary as the center of the lives of families and of every nation, including the United States of America.
There can be no "limited" civil state if Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not the King of a nation and if His Most Blessed Mother is not honored publicly as a nation's Immaculate Queen.
Such a discussion of Catholic truths will not be heard this evening. And it would be only to articulate such Catholic truths that one would be justified in seeking to use the forum provided by the fraud that is the Judeo-Masonic lie of American electoral politics during an election cycle.
As it is, however, we can and must articulate these truths in our own homes, seeking first and foremost to live out these truths by means of our assistance at daily Mass offered by true bishops and true priests who make absolutely no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its false shepherds, our Eucharistic piety, Total Consecration to Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, the daily recitation of as many sets of mysteries of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary as our states-in-life permit, a humble and docile reliance upon the patronage of Saint Joseph, the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful, and the frequent and honest use of the Sacred Tribunal of Penance as the precondition to worthy and fervent receptions of Our Lord in Holy Communion. Homes that are enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary have a veritable "head start," if you will, on making it more possible for the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message and thus the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the world.
We must not desire to remain ignorant of the truths of the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church. We must recognize that to pray and to work for the confessionally Catholic state is an obligation from which no Catholic may exempt himself without expelling himself from the body of believers. (See
The Binding Nature of Catholic Social Teaching.) And we must come to the firm understanding that those who reject Catholicism as the one and only foundation of personal and social order are part of the problem, not part of any solution at all.
We pray to Saint Teresa of Avila, who helped to reform the Order of Carmel along with Saint John of the Cross, to help us reform our souls, especially by means of fervent and recollected mental prayer, that we may be more and more cleansed from sin and self in order to be more effective and zealous apostles of Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, 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 Teresa of Avila, pray for us.
Saint Hedwig of Silesia and Aunt of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?