Figures of Antichrist
Thomas A. Droleskey
It's all about the money. Two-thirds of voters surveyed in exit polls taken across the United States of America yesterday said that their top priority in engaging in the naturalistic fraud of our Judeo-Masonic electoral system said that they based their vote on economic concerns, especially in light of the crashes in the credit market that paralyzed Wall Street and other such financial markets around the world in September of this year. Money, money, money. Most voters in the United States of America are motivated almost exclusively by economic self-interest, believing that the government has some role to play in assuring them of their material well-being.
The leaders of both of the major naturalist organized crime families in the United States of America, the Republican Party and the Democrat Party, believe that one of the principal purposes of the civil government is to assure citizens of their material well-being. Leaders of the false naturalist opposite of the "left," the Democrat Party, believe in the provision of such material well-being by means of the confiscatory taxing and regulatory powers of the Federal government of the United States of America. Leaders of the false naturalist opposite of the "right," the Republican Party, believe in the provision of such material well-being by means of the private market place, although they are more than open to policies of corporate socialism (fascism) to give the "invisible hand" a little push now and again.
Alas, the principal purpose of civil government is not to assure its citizens of a particular standard of material well-being. Although the Catholic Church is not at all indifferent to the temporal welfare of her children, she condemns the pursuit of material well-being as the defining purpose of human existence and as the central activity of the civil state. The Catholic Church promotes the temporal welfare of human beings in light of their Last End, the possession of the glories of the Beatific Vision of Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven, stressing the fact that the principal purpose of the civil government is to help to foster those conditions in society wherein citizens can better sanctify and thus save their immortal souls as her members. Pope Saint Pius X noted this quite explicitly in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906:
That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man's eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man's supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it.
Most Americans care first and foremost about their money so that they may enjoy their "bread and circuses." Most Americans want to waste their lives watching television. They want their sports, professional and collegiate. They want their movies. They want their "rock" "music." They want their leisure time. They want their immodest attire. Being a-ideological and thus very pragmatic, most Americans do not care how they get their material goodies. They just want them. If it's going to be given to them by a capitalist tinged with a bit of corporate socialism, well, that's just fine. But if it's going to be given to them by a Marxist, well, that's also just fine. The "bottom line" materially and hedonistically is the "bottom line" in American life. The material "bottom line" is the "engine" that drives American life and the absolute, insane farce of its electoral politics.
Such is the enduring legacy of the Protestant Revolt., which overthrew the Social Reign of Christ the King and gave us a world that is in the grip of the devil's lies, starting with the lie of the "sovereignty of the people." To overthrow the Social Reign of Christ the King is to give us the reign of the devil in the name of "the people," who are told to march to the polls to perform their "civic duty" year after year as evils advance exponentially no matter who is elected.
When a citizenry is obsessed with material well-being as the ultimate end of human existence, however, all sight is lost of First and Last Things as ever the economic order is perverted and made unjust as a result of the fission between Church and State. Dr. George O'Brien noted this early in the Twentieth Century:
The thesis we have endeavoured to present in this essay is, that the two great dominating schools of modern economic thought have a common origin. The capitalist school, which, basing its position on the unfettered right of the individual to do what he will with his own, demands the restriction of government interference in economic and social affairs within the narrowest possible limits, and the socialist school, which, basing its position on the complete subordination of the individual to society, demands the socialization of all the means of production, if not all of wealth, face each other today as the only two solutions of the social question; they are bitterly hostile towards each other, and mutually intolerant and each is at the same weakened and provoked by the other. In one respect, and in one respect only, are they identical--they can both be shown to be the result of the Protestant Reformation.
We have seen the direct connection which exists between these modern schools of economic thought and their common ancestor. Capitalism found its roots in the intensely individualistic spirit of Protestantism, in the spread of anti-authoritative ideas from the realm of religion into the realm of political and social thought, and, above all, in the distinctive Calvinist doctrine of a successful and prosperous career being the outward and visible sign by which the regenerated might be known. Socialism, on the other hand, derived encouragement from the violations of established and prescriptive rights of which the Reformation afforded so many examples, from the growth of heretical sects tainted with Communism, and from the overthrow of the orthodox doctrine on original sin, which opened the way to the idea of the perfectibility of man through institutions. But, apart from these direct influences, there were others, indirect, but equally important. Both these great schools of economic thought are characterized by exaggerations and excesses; the one lays too great stress on the importance of the individual, and other on the importance of the community; they are both departures, in opposite directions, from the correct mean of reconciliation and of individual liberty with social solidarity. These excesses and exaggerations are the result of the free play of private judgment unguided by authority, and could not have occurred if Europe had continued to recognize an infallible central authority in ethical affairs.
The science of economics is the science of men's relations with one another in the domain of acquiring and disposing of wealth, and is, therefore, like political science in another sphere, a branch of the science of ethics. In the Middle Ages, man's ethical conduct, like his religious conduct, was under the supervision and guidance of a single authority, which claimed at the same time the right to define and to enforce its teaching. The machinery for enforcing the observance of medieval ethical teaching was of a singularly effective kind; pressure was brought to bear upon the conscience of the individual through the medium of compulsory periodical consultations with a trained moral adviser, who was empowered to enforce obedience to his advice by the most potent spiritual sanctions. In this way, the whole conduct of man in relation to his neighbours was placed under the immediate guidance of the universally received ethical preceptor, and a common standard of action was ensured throughout the Christian world in the all the affairs of life. All economic transactions in particular were subject to the jealous scrutiny of the individual's spiritual director; and such matters as sales, loans, and so on, were considered reprehensible and punishable if not conducted in accordance with the Christian standards of commutative justice.
The whole of this elaborate system for the preservation of justice in the affairs of everyday life was shattered by the Reformation. The right of private judgment, which had first been asserted in matters of faith, rapidly spread into moral matters, and the attack on the dogmatic infallibility of the Church left Europe without an authority to which it could appeal on moral questions. The new Protestant churches were utterly unable to supply this want. The principle of private judgment on which they rested deprived them of any right to be listened to whenever they attempted to dictate moral precepts to their members, and henceforth the moral behaviour of the individual became a matter to be regulated by the promptings of his own conscience, or by such philosophical systems of ethics as he happened to approve. The secular state endeavoured to ensure that dishonesty amounting to actual theft or fraud should be kept in check, but this was a poor and ineffective substitute for the powerful weapon of the confessional. Authority having once broken down, it was but a single step from Protestantism to rationalism; and the way was opened to the development of all sorts of erroneous systems of morality.
Anyone who can't admit that the American governmental, electoral and economic systems are incapable of producing true justice in light of man's Last End is wilfully blind.
The entire American regime is built on on a web of Protestant and Judeo-Masonic lies. Catholics have been so uncritically immersed in these naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian lies for so long that even the believers among them look at the world in merely naturalistic terms, convincing themselves that there is something short of Catholicism that can serve, at least as a "stopgap measure," as the foundation of personal and social order. Catholics prone to the "leftist" bent of naturalism and those prone to the "rightist" bent of naturalism may disagree about many of the "details" of naturalism. However, both sets of Catholics are united in their quest to find some secular, religiously indifferentist, nondenominational or interdenominational means to create a "better" world, looking to the farce of electoral politics as the focal point in this quest.
This is an illusion. Indeed, this is delusional. It is madness.
A nation that is founded and sustained on a web of naturalistic lies must degenerate over the course of time. This degeneration has been aided by the fact that most Catholics have lost the true sacraments as a result of the conciliar revolution, plunging millions upon millions of them into abject paganism as they have lost any sense of the Faith and behave in a manner befitting their long ago barbarian ancestors in Europe before they were Christianized in the First Millennium of the Church. They want their money and their bread and circuses. The babies? The innocence of their own children? Ah, we must live in the "real" world of endless pleasures and honors.
What I wrote nine months ago in Movements to a Dead End, Now and for All Eternity concerning the source of some future "groundswell" in behalf of some "libertarian" or "conservative" naturalist in the year 2012 or 2016 bears repeating yet again to sober up the dummies out there who continue to believe that the electoral system in the United States of America is anything other than a diabolical trap from the devil to convince us that the "people," not Christ the King, have the ultimate authority over the direction of nations and the world:
From whence is such a groundswell supposed to spring?
From the graduates of America's public schools, where children are indoctrinated in all manner of statist and leftist and relativist and positivist brainwashing?
From the graduates of the educational institutions under the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, where children are indoctrinated, with a few exceptions here and there, to be sure, in all manner of statist and leftist and relativist and positivist brainwashing?
From the support of the conciliar "bishops" of the United States of America, many of whose dioceses are involved quite actively in the organizations of the penultimate statist and naturalist, the late Saul Alinsky? The "bishops" who support a brand of "Catholic" social teaching that cleaves to the left and favors lawbreakers who enter the country illegally and who, for the most part, give a free pass to "Catholics" who support the "right" of women to "choose" to kill their babies, whether by chemical or surgical means?
There is no electoral way out of this mess that has been created by the multifaceted, interrelated forces of Modernity and Modernism. Political ecumenism is as incapable of producing social order as theological ecumenism is as incapable of producing a "united" Christianity. There is thus no electoral way for any semblance of Catholic truth to prevail in a pluralistic system that puts a premium on falsehoods as the foundation of everyday living. No way whatsoever, especially when one considers most carefully that the concentration camps known as public "schools" and most of the formerly Catholic schools that are now in conciliar captivity are steeped in one naturalistic lie of the "leftist" bent after another. (See Apostasy Has Consequences.) Obama's broad coalition of electoral support will only increase in the next four years as more detainees from these American concentration camps are "graduated" and can then express their own support for him in the year 2012 (and as older voters die off!). The "votes," my friends, are not to be found for a "restoration" of a mythical "American" order.
When, oh when, I ask, are we ever going to learn that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order, that the American system is a lie from beginning to end, and that which is a lie can never be the foundation of anything but a ever-escalating cascade of evils under cover of civil law and in every aspect of popular culture?
The willingness of Catholics to participate in this fraud of a system has led to their eagerness to accept an ever-increasingly higher dose of the so-called "lesser evils" as acceptable, if not all but inevitable. This willingness led so many Catholics to be deaf, dumb and blind about the evils that had been done during the eight years of abject misrule, much of it in contradiction even to the terms of the United States Constitution as our legitimate civil liberties were violated grossly, of George Walker Bush. These Catholics, most of whom never bothered to inform themselves of these evils and were not informed about them from their pulpits, went to sleep, deluding themselves into believing that all was "well" when the truth of the matter was and remains that the "lesser evil" from the year 2000, the man who toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in an unjust, unprovoked war, has helped to give the United States of America its own "Hussein," Barack Hussein Obama. Yes, the "lesser of two evils" in the year 2000 is the direct, proximate cause of there being this morning a President-elect Barack Hussein Obama.
President-elect Barack Hussein Obama, who is possessed of a charisma that evokes images of the Antichrist as he charms massive crowds with his empty rhetoric of his own brand of American semi-Pelagianism, has forged together a broad coalition of voters that reflect the natural degeneration of naturalism and conciliarism's own "reconciliation" with those naturalistic principles. This coalition of voters is not going away overnight. The new de facto President-elect of the United States of America has a stage presence that seems to mesmerize his "true believers" as he stands forth boldly in favor of one abject evil after another. He will govern with an overwhelmingly Democrat Party majority in both Houses of the Congress of the United States of America. This governing majority will solidify last night's electoral victories for years to come.
President-elect Barack Hussein Obama had a naturalistic opponent, United States Senator John Sidney McCain III, who waged a campaign that was as incompetent and incoherent as was former United States Senator Robert Joseph Dole, Jr.'s twelve years ago. It didn't take a doctorate in political science to know that McCain was
Bob Dole, part trois, a man who had no true intellectual, no less spiritual, core to his being, a man who flew by the seat of his pants to make impulsive decisions based on "gut hunch." Such a man is never any match for a committed ideologue, no less one trained intellectually by a Marxist, the late Frank Marshall Davis, and trained in political organizing by the disciples of the late Saul Alinsky, who was a friend of the late philosopher Jacques Maritain. A naturalist, McCain, who lives by impulse will always be slain by a naturalist driven by a more consistent set of beliefs.
McCain was considered as this year's "lesser of two evils" by about forty-seven percent of Catholics all across the ecclesiastical divide even though he supports the deliberate, intentional killing of the preborn in certain "hard cases" and even though he supports the chemical assassination of the innocent preborn in all instances. McCain was considered the "lesser of two evils" even though he supports the abject lie of American "exceptionalism" that has wrought so much devastation throughout the course of this nation's history, including in recent years in Iraq as thousands upon thousands of innocent human beings have been put to death in the process of "building democracy" and as thousands of Chaldean-rite Catholics have had to flee their own nation as adherents of the "religion of peace" drove them out as American forces did nothing to help them.
When are we going to learn that there really isn't anything as a "lesser of two evils" in a system of one abject evil after another? When? When?
When are we going to learn that no one--whether he is white, black, black, brown, red or turquoise--who supports a single abortion, whether surgical or chemical, is fit to hold any office in the civil government, whether elected or appointed?
When are we going to learn that a nation that has been directly responsible for the taking of million of souls out of the true Church (the Spanish-American War introduced Protestantism and Masonic lodges into The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Cuba) and by directly aiding the slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Catholics in Mexico has to pay a price to God for its sins?
When are we going to learn that a nation where blasphemies against the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother and which exports magazines and movies and music and television programs that promote sin throughout the world has to be converted to the true Faith, that there is no political, electoral, constitutional way to retard evils that have been promoted precisely because of the overthrow of Our Lord's Social Reign by means of the Protestant Revolt?
When are we going to stop wasting our time, our energy and our effort by enabling the careers of empty-headed careerists who are steeped in the promotion of various evils in their own right, believing that we can "hold back the floodgates" at the ballot box?
When are we going to learn that apostasy does indeed have consequences, that a large percent of the populace of the United States of America wants big, big, bigger government so that they can enjoy their bread and circuses?
The polls weren't wrong, were they? Anyone who thought that they were keeping "Obama out of the White House" by voting for pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-statism, pro-American exceptionalism McCain in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Delaware, California, and Hawaii was living in a fantasy-land. Obama's election guarantees that these states will stay in the Democrat Party column for generations to come. Speaking purely on the level of pure political science, anyone but anyone who thinks that they are keeping a Democrat naturalist out of the White House by voting for the Republican naturalist in any of these states at any point in the future is in need of checking himself into Creedmoor State Hospital on Winchester Boulevard in Queens Village, New York. There is a padded room waiting for you there.
The pre-election public opinion polls and the actual results from last night's election indicate that most Americans are quite indicative of the fact, noted at the beginning of this commentary, that American elections are, when all is said and done, about the money, making Orestes Brownson's 1846 commentary,
National Greatness, relevant once again:
As of the individual, so of the nation. In like manner as justice and sanctity constitute the greatness of the individual, so do they constitute the greatness of the nation. "Justice exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." The great nation is the holy nation, rich in true obedience, and carried away by a divine passion for God and all holy things.
Suppose your nation does increase in wealth, in luxury, in refinement; suppose it does fell the primeval forest and enlarge its borders, multiply its manufactures, extend its commerce, and make all climes pour their riches into its lap; what then? Does it follow that such a nation is great, is glorious, and has reason to applaud herself for her achievements and to exult over the poor and simple? "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." Where is it written, Blessed is the nation whose God is Mammon, and whose worship is thrift? Where are the nations who forgot the Lord, who put their trust in their ships, their traffic, their wealth, and luxuries? Where is that ancient Tyre, "whose merchants were princes, and her traders the nobles of the earth"? Where are all the nations of the old world, once renowned for their extended commerce, the richness of their stuffs, and the variety of their manufactures? They have passed away like the morning vapor, and a few solitary ruins alone remain to point the traveller to the seats of their world-renowned idolatry.
Taking the principles we have established, we can easily answer the question, whether we are or are not a great people, whether the path we are pursuing leads to true nation al greatness, or whether it leads from it. Are we as a people intent on gaining the end for which our Maker de
signed us? Are we remarkable for our humble observance of the precepts of the Gospel? Are we diligent to yield that obedience to which is promised eternal life? Far, very far, from it. We are a proud, loud-boasting and vain-boasting people. Our god is mammon, and our righteousness is thrift. Is it not so? To what do we point as proofs of our greatness? Is it not to our industrial achievements, our railroads, canals, steamboats, commerce, manufactures, material wealth and splendor? But where are our moral achievements, the monuments of our enlightened zeal for God, and humble devotion to his will? Religion we have in name, in form, in many forms and many strange forms; but where is the deep, all-pervading, all-active conviction that this world is not our home, that it is but an inn in which we may lodge for a night, but in which we may not, must not, dwell? Alas! the dominant passion of our country is worldly wealth and worldly distinction. We see it in the general pursuits of the people; we hear it in the almost universal tone of conversation; and we see it distinctly in the general scramble for wealth, in our demoralizing political contentions, and the all-devouring greediness for place and plunder.
If we look at the great political questions which agitate the public mind, we shall perceive that they are all questions concerning wealth, the means of facilitating its acquisition, of making it pass, or preventing it from passing, from the few to the many, or from the many to the few. Such are your bank questions, your tariff questions, your land-distribution questions. If you go beyond these, they are questions of the honors and emoluments of office. Not a pert upstart among us who has made his maiden caucus speech, but regards himself as qualified for any office in the gift of the people, from that of village constable up to that of president of the United States, and feels that he suffers great wrong, and adds another striking example of neglected merit, if not rewarded for his disinterested and patriotic exertions by some snug place with a fat salary. Scarcely a man seems contented to remain in private life, to live in obscurity, unheeded by his countrymen, in all humility and fidelity laboring to discharge his duty to his God, and to win the prize of eternal glory. We love the praise of men more than the praise of God; the low and transitory goods of time more than the high and permanent goods of eternity.
If we are poor, we are discontented, we regard ourselves as most miserable, and rail against Providence, who permits inequalities to obtain among brethren. No one is contented with his lot in life. We are all ill-at-ease. We would all be what we are not,- and have what we have not. And yet, with admirable simplicity, we ask, Are we not a great people? Nearly all the action of the American people, collectively or individually, has reference solely to the affairs of, time. Government sinks with us into a joint-stock concern for the practice of thrift. It has no divine authority, no high and solemn moral mission. In education even, the same low and earthly view obtains. We educate for time. We seek to fit our children for getting on, as we call it, in the world, -to make them sharp, bold, enterprising and successful business men. We teach them, indeed, that knowledge is power,-but power to outstrip their fellows in the pursuit of worldly goods. We teach them, indeed, that sloth is a mortal sin,-but sloth in the affairs of time and sense, not sloth in regard to our spiritual duties. We teach them to respect public opinion, to strive to be respectable, to be honored among men; rarely, and almost always ineffectually, to respect the law of God, to see the honor of God, and to despise that of men. Hence, they grow up timid time-servers, trimmers, moral cowards, afraid to say their souls are their own, to avow their honest convictions, if their convictions chance to be unpopular, or to follow God in the faith and worship he has ordained, if not held in repute, or if embraced only by the poor, the simple, of whom the world makes no account. To make a sacrifice for Christ, to give up all, houses, lands, wife, and children, for God, that we may have treasure in heaven, strikes us as something wholly uncalled for, as folly, as madness, worthy only of the dark ages of monkish ignorance and barbarity. To a worldly end conspire all our education, science, literature, and art.
Whatever cannot be pressed into the service of man as a creature of time and sense is by the immense majority of us condemned as useless and mischievous.
That we measure all things by the standard of this life and this world is evinced by the judgments we pass on other nations. In judging others, we always judge ourselves. Tell us what nation you place highest in the scale of nations, and you tell us what are your own views of what constitutes true national greatness. We, as a people, very generally count highest in the scale of contemporary nations those in which the national energy displays itself most exclusively in an industrial direction, and which are most successful in multiplying wealth and luxury. Since the great events in the sixteenth century, which out of courtesy we must call the reformation, although it was any thing but a reformation, there has sprung up a new social order, not known in the middle ages, and not yet universally adopted in Catholic countries. The whole tendency of this order is in an industrial direction. It places this world before the other, time before eternity, the body before the soul, the praise of men before the praise of God. It esteems the riches of this world more than the riches of divine grace, and bids us strive to live, not in the order of grace, but in the order of nature. Under this order the great aim is to be rich, independent, well off in time; to be distinguished, held in high repute one by another. We reverse the maxim of the Gospel, and say, Be not anxious for the soul, take no need to the worship of God, nor to obedience to his laws; but seek first to get on well in this world, look to the main chance, get rich, honestly, of course, if you can, but get rich, be distinguished, and then the kingdom of God and his justice will be added unto you unto you;--or if not, it will be no great matter.
This commentary, written 162 years ago, is as relevant today as it was then. I can now add the year 2008 to this paragraph that was included in
When Lesser is Greater ten months ago now:
Orestes Brownson wrote this in the year 1846. You tell me how any of this has changed? You tell me how the intervening presidential elections of 1848, 1852, 1856, 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924,1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 has changed just one little bit of Orestes Brownson's description of American national life 162 years ago? We have changed for the worse, not the better, as the residual influences of Catholicism have waned--and as the counterfeit church of conciliarism made its own evil "reconciliation" not only with the principles of 1789 but also with those of 1776 and 1787. Indeed, conciliarism's view of the world and Church-State relations is premised upon the very Americanism that has convinced Catholics to believe that it is through interdenominational and/or nondenominational efforts at the ballot box that "change" is effected in society. The one, conciliarism, could not have occurred with the other, Americanism. This has been a system of "greater" evils from the very beginning, starting with the contention that men do not need the authority of the Catholic Church to direct them, either personally or socially, and that they can be virtuous on their own without belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace.
Read those passages from Orestes Brownson's "National Greatness" again and judge for yourself if our "electoral process" has changed anything other than convincing Catholics to surrender their Faith to the exigencies of career politicians who believe in multiple errors that offend Our Blessed and Saviour Jesus Christ, the very Second Person of the Blessed Trinity Who became Man in Our Lady's Virginal and Immaculate Womb by the power of God the Holy Ghost, and are thus harmful, yes, even unto eternity, of the salvation of the souls for whom He shed every single drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.
Nothing has changed about American electoral politics in all of those years. It is the same now as it was then. It will remain the same in the future. Voters are still looking for the secular saviour who will solve their monetary problems and provide "good times" so that they can enjoy their bread and circuses. Use your common sense. Stop believing in the fraud of American elections, which have always been about the money, the money, the money. Behold large crowds of people celebrating the election of a figure of the Antichrist, a man who was elected because he was considered to be better on "the money, the money, the money" than his naturalist opponent from the "right."
What has your participation in this fraud gotten you? What? An end to baby-killing under cover of law? What is there to show for the past eight years of Republican misrule and moral misconduct, including the Bush administration's approval of over-the-counter sales of the Plan B "emergency contraceptive," which is an abortifacient, gotten you? It's gotten you Barack Hussein Obama, that's what, and those of you who thought you were "buying time" in 2000 had better reckon with the fact that you are paying for the lies that you bought in the year 2000 right now in the person of President-elect Barack Hussein Obama. The bill has come due!
Sure, yes, of course, the new President-elect is going to do egregious things following his most historic election last evening. He and his people are going to come after us. So what? Do not worry. Do not be fearful. God is more powerful than Barack Hussein Obama and his policies. God has known from all eternity that this chastisement for our own sins and for those of this country. 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, the Mediatrix of All Graces, are more than sufficient for us to prosper under this cross as we make reparation for our sins and those of the whole world as His consecrated slaves through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
While we have an obligation to pray for our civil leaders, starting for the new President-elect and his family, praying especially for their conversion to the true Faith, we do not have to "unite" around him and his false policies as Senator McCain urged his supporters to do in his gracious and well-delivered concession speech. There is no compromise with evil. None. Ever. And it is precisely because Catholics who cleave to the naturalist "left" and the naturalist "right" have become so accustomed to compromise in our pluralistic system of one compromise after another that some, at the very least, might be tempted to take McCain's advice. We cannot do so. We must stand fast in opposition to the evils that will be advanced by the incoming administration to make up, at least in some small part, for not caring about the evils that were promoted by the outgoing administration in the name of a "compassionate conservatism" that was nothing other than corporate socialism and statism.
Our refuge in this time of chastisement, which is so very similar to that which befell France one hundred years after the refusal of King Louis XIV and the French bishops to consecrate the entirety of France to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus according to the express command of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He made it manifest to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, must be our total consecration to Our Lord through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. We need our Blessed Mother's help. Only she can help us, and to this end we need to organize more and more public Rosary processions in honor of her Fatima Message and to make reparation for our own sins and those of our nation as we pray for the conversion of the nation and as we take seriously these words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 25, 1925:
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.
Yes, we must the more loudly proclaim His Kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm His rights.
To this end, my friends, we protect ourselves with the Brown Scapular and the Miraculous Medal from the figures of Antichrist who walk among us and draw large crowds of worshiping supporters. We must pray as many Rosaries each day as possible in our homes that are enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We may not see the fruits in our own lifetimes. We may even have to suffer greatly. The reward is Heavenly. What have we to fear? What? What?
Rise above the fear. Our Lady is with us. Let us stand by her at the foot of the Cross every day in a true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by a true bishop or a true priest who makes no concessions to the apostasies of a false church whose "reconciliation" with the errors of Modernity have helped to bring us to the brink of the coming of the Antichrist.
What are we waiting for? Why do we think that there is anything other than Catholicism that can serve as the foundation of personal and social order? Why don't we work and pray for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
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.
See also: A Litany of Saints