God Rewards the Good and Punishes the Wicked
Thomas A. Droleskey
Although there have been two hundred thirty-nine new articles published on this site in the current calendar of year of 2010, fewer and fewer of those articles deal with the specifics of various events in the world that make for such fodder for the well-paid "talking heads" on radio and television. The devil loves to agitate our souls and to fill us with bouts of anxiety over this or that "urgent" development so that human beings, who he hates because they bear within themselves the image and likeness of the One he hates, the true God of Divine Revelation, will look to naturalistic "solutions" for various domestic and international problems.
Thus it is that I have waited until now to write on the subject of the classified cables that have been posted on the now infamous WikiLeaks site as most of what has been revealed thus far is not really news. Indeed, much of what has been revealed has been known for some time, including the cables relating to American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the ongoing American war in Afghanistan.
What the leaks have done, of course, is to focus attention on the fact that, all protests of American officials to the contrary, grave atrocities against innocent civilians have been committed by American military personnel and those nebulous "private contractors" (translation: mercenaries) as American taxpayer dollars have gone to subsidize corrupt Mohammedan regimes headed by men who speak out of one side of their mouths to their American bankrollers while doling out the monies they receive to support their own lavish lifestyles and to pay tribute to various Mohammedan imams and other gangsters to keep themselves in power. In other words, the WikiLeaks material simply provides the raw data to prove that far from being a "crusade against Islam," as so many Catholics contended as soon as the bombs began to fall on Afghanistan on Sunday, October 7, 2001, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a major destabilizing force in the entire region that have empowered new terror cells to form and have emboldened those cells to attack Catholics with utter impunity as the corrupt Mohammedan leaders line their own pockets with cash a la the crooked politicians in this country who were caught in Abscam back in 1979 and 1980.
There is also nothing "shocking" in the WikiLeaks material concerning the duplicity of various foreign leaders. Many Arab potentates, including those in Saudi Arabia who would be camel herdsmen if oil had not been discovered in the Arabian peninsula in 1938, are shown to say one thing while doing another. Well? This is news? This is the way that business is conducted in much of the Semitic world, which is captured in microcosm in any Middle Eastern bazaar. What is truly laughable, however, is the way in which American policy-makers, displaying the American-centric view of the world that prompted President Thomas Woodrow Wilson to be shocked at the deceit practiced by other leaders despite his being an excellent practitioner of deceit in his very own right, seem perplexed by the complexity of their dealings with their ill-chosen Mohammedan partners in the "global war against terror."
Alas, the perplexity of American policy-makers concerning the double-dealing of foreign leaders is itself the deeper problem that should concern American citizens as there is a very simple reason that the shadowy world of international intrigue and double-dealing is so difficult for the Americans to understand. The simple reason is this: almost without exception, you see, every American policy-making, whether of the naturalist "left" or of the naturalist "right," is so steeped in naturalism that they do not understand that men who belong to religions that deny the Sacred Divinity of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ are steeped in the ravages of Original Sin (and of their own Actual Sins, which affect souls adversely even though those who commit them may not believe, subjectively speaking, that they have sinned) and thus have souls that are captive to the devil. The devil is the ultimate deceiver and naturalist.
Most American policy-makers, whether of the "left" or of the "right," do not see this because they have been taught to view the world in purely naturalistic terms without any regard for First or Last Things. Some of these policy-makers themselves are steeped in the ravages of Original Sin. Others are so steeped, in the objective order of things, in the ravages of their own Actual Sins as to be incapable of seeing the events of the world through the deeper, supernatural eyes of the soul as it is enlightened by the Holy Faith, that is the one and only true Faith, the Catholic Faith.
Sure, there was double-dealing and court intrigue aplenty in the Catholic Middle Ages. Unencumbered by the fallacies of the Protestant Revolution and the subsequent deification of man wrought by the so-called "Enlightenment" and the proliferation of naturalistic ideologies and philosophies associated with Judeo-Masonry, the double-dealers and schemers of the Catholic Middle Ages knew the difference between right and wrong. They committed their sins quite deliberately. Some of them even played Russian roulette, if you will, with the salvation of their immortal souls by committing the sin of Presumption, believing that they would live long enough to get themselves to Confession in the moments before they died.
Saint Louis de Montfort wrote in True Devotion to Mary of this sin of Presumption that is the very foundation of the Lutheran strain of Protestantism and was, of course, practiced by many of the civil potentates of the Catholic Middle Ages and by many in our own day:
Presumptuous devotees are sinners abandoned to their passions, or lovers of the world, who under the fair name of Christians and clients of our Blessed Lady, conceal pride, avarice, impurity, drunkenness, anger, swearing, detraction, injustice or some other sin. They sleep in peace in the midst of their bad habits, without doing any violence to themselves to correct their faults, under the pretext that they are devout to the Blessed Virgin. They promise themselves that God will pardon them; that they will not be allowed to die without confession; and that they will not be lost eternally because they say the Rosary, because they fast on Saturdays, because they belong to the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary, or wear the Scapular, or are enrolled in the congregations, or they wear the little habit or little chain of Our Lady.
They will not believe us when we tell them that their devotion is only an illusion of the devil and a pernicious presumption likely to destroy their souls. They say that God is good and merciful; that He has not us made us to condemn us everlastingly; that no man is without sin; that they shall not die without confession; that one good act of contrition at the hour of death is enough; that they are devout to Our Lady. wear the Scapular, say daily, without fail and without vanity, seven Our Fathers and seven Hail Marys in her honor; and that they sometimes say the Rosary and the Office of Our Lady, besides fasting and other things. To give authority to all this, and to blind themselves still further, they quote certain stories which they have heard or read--it does not matter to them whether they be true or false--relating how people have died in mortal sin without confession, and then, because in their lifetime they sometimes said some prayers or went through some practices of devotion to Our Lady, how they have been raised to life again in order to go to confession; or their soul has been miraculously retained in their bodies till confession; or through the clemency of the Blessed Virgin they have obtained from God, at the moment of death, contrition and pardon of their sins, and so have been saved; and that they themselves expect similar favors.
Nothing in Christianity is more detestable than this diabolical presumption. For how can we truly say that we love and honor our Blessed Lady when by our sins we are pitilessly piercing, wounding, crucifying and outraging Jesus Christ, her Son? If Mary laid down a law to herself, to save by her mercy this sort of people, she would be authorizing crime and helping crucify and outrage her Son. Who would ever dare think of such a thing? (Saint Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary, pp. 61-62.)
Unlike the bad leaders of Christendom who salved their consciences with presumptuous deceits, contemporary civil leaders, of course, are not even aware that there will be a moment of reckoning before Christ the King when they die. Thus it is that they plot and they stumble and their stutter and their stammer when their dealings with the very unsportsman-like believe, as they see it, of foreign leaders without recognizing for a second that they are clueless to understand the world and the events in it because they are blind to First and Last Things, because they are ignorant of the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ or because they believe that the "real" world requires "real" "solutions" that cannot take into account supernatural truths.
It is furthermore the case that American policy-makers do not understand that their inability to constrain the trafficking of sophisticated weapons to groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas by the likes of the governments of Syria, Iran and North Korea (aided and abetted by Russia and Red China and the many of the Mohammedan countries that were once republics in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) is the result of the fact that the United States of America is being chastised by God for its crimes against innocent human life (the preborn, the chronically ill, the terminally ill, the elderly), the sanctity and fecundity of marriage and, among other crimes, those against modesty and purity and decency.
The United States of America is being chastised for its crimes against innocent human beings in Iraq and Afghanistan and Pakistan now, crimes that have been committed in the past against the innocent civilians in The Philippines and in Dresden, Germany, and Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.
The United States of America is being chastised for its reflexive support of the murderous, racialist policies of the State of Israel, headed by men who are themselves slaves to the devil by means of Original Sin, that have fueled tensions throughout the Middle East.
The United States of America is being chastised for its promotion of abortion and contraception throughout the world by means of the funding of international "family planning" programs with American taxpayer dollars.
The United States of America is being chastised for the failure of its leaders to protect its borders from a wave of illegal immigration and from confronting the rise of Mohammedanism within its own borders as being the threat to its very existence that this false religion of its diabolical nature is meant to be.
The United States of America is being chastised for its immersion in materialism and consumerism and worldliness that have robbed even most Catholics today of any sense of personal self-restraint as pleasure-seeking and constant amusement have become the raisons d'etre of human existence.
God rewards the good and He punishes the wicked.
Even the Catholic kingdoms of Europe of the latter part of the Middle Ages were punished by the Black Death, were they not? God has sent wars and invasions of various kinds to chastise the wicked, to bring men and their nations to their knees in supplication to Him. Why should it be any different now. And, truth be told, as politically incorrect as it is, Mohammedans--and as we will see in the not-too-distant future, Red China--have been raised up to be instruments of chastisement at this time because the West has contracepted and aborted itself into a state of near-extinction, defying the law of God that once shaped their nations. It is because the nations of the once Catholic West have rebelled against the Social Reign of Christ the King and embarked upon their own "redemptive" path of "salvation" through naturalistic means that the very future of these nations, including that of the United States of America, is imperiled.
Most of what is contained in the WikiLeaks cable "dumps" thus far would be revealed in the memoirs of those currently in power in the United States and elsewhere. Duplicity among civil leaders and diplomats is nothing new. Many of the "leaks" that wind up in news stories on a regular basis every day, after all, do come from the very civil leaders now who are so outraged by the WikiLeaks dump. These civil leaders, however, speak under the cover of "an anonymous source" or a "high ranking official" or "for background purposes." There is thus duplicity that those who leak on a regular basis are now complaining about leaks.
Ah, some might protest, doesn't a government have an inherent right to protect its state secrets? Of course. What we are witnessing at the present time, though, is the result of the lawlessness of civil leaders who lie to the public repeatedly as they steal our taxpayer dollars to bribe foreign leaders into doing things that not only never get done but wind up worsening various situations and putting the lives of American military personnel needlessly at risk. This kind of deceit angers naturalists who know the truth and who believe that the "only" way to deal with the deceit is to expose it to the light of public revelation.
The civil leaders now complaining about WikiLeaks have only themselves to blame, therefore, for creating what some considered to be a "necessity" to bring their official misdeeds that have resulted in the deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocent human beings and the squandering--yes, I say, the squandering--of hundreds of billions of American taxpayer dollars--to light. And while the principal leaker involved in the WikiLeaks "dumps" may or may not be guilty of the crimes he is alleged to have committed in Sweden, it sure is real interesting to note that there is no Interpol arrest warrant outstanding for William Jefferson Blythe Clinton's assault upon Juanita Broderick, isn't it? Yes, those in civil power can abuse others with impunity, without fear even of electoral consequences for such abuse. Those who make life uncomfortable for these power brokers, however, must be prosecuted for doing what these leaders have done time and time again.
As Catholics, my good and very few readers, we know that everything we think, everything we do and everything we say will be revealed for one and all to see on the Last Day at the General Judgment of the Living and the Dead. There will be no place for double-dealers and plotters, those who constantly tell lies to make themselves look good, those who seek to use emotional manipulation and subtle and overt misrepresentation of facts to win "sympathy" for themselves when they are the guilty parties in a particular situation and those who never let go of any hurt or any injustice, whether real or imagined, until the day they die to hide on that Last Day. All of their schemes will be exposed. WikiLeaks, like it or not, is but a very, very small foretaste of what awaits each one of as everyone is permitted to see our hidden faults, our deceits, our duplicities, our hypocrisies, our schemes, our sins in every last detail:
 And when great multitudes stood about him, so that they trod one upon another, he began to say to his disciples: Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.  For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: nor hidden, that shall not be known.  For whatsoever things you have spoken in darkness, shall be published in the light: and that which you have spoken in the ear in the chambers, shall be preached on the housetops.  And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.  But I will shew you whom you shall fear: fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell. Yea, I say to you, fear him. Luke 12: 1-5.)
American policy-makers ought not to fear the "revelation" of things that are already widely known by agents of various intelligence agencies around the world. These policy-makers ought to fear what we ought to fear: the just Judgment of God upon our immortal souls at the moment of our deaths, and no one who supports a single, solitary abortion, whether by chemical or surgical means, under the cover of the civil law and/or supports special "rights" for those engaged in unrepentant sins of perversity against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments ought to feel the slightest bit comfortable about themselves now and, most especially, at the moment of their Particular Judgments.
God rewards the good and punishes the wicked.
Saint Louis de Montfort explained how those of us who are repentant sinners must trust more fully in Our Lady without any kind of presumption whatsoever:
I confess that, in order to be truly devout to our Blessed Lady, it is not absolutely necessary to be so holy as to avoid every sin, though this were desirable; but this much at least is necessary, and I beg you to lay it well to heart: (1) to have a sincere resolution to avoid at least all mortal sin, which outrages the Mother as well as the son; (2) to do violence to ourselves to avoid sin; (3) to enroll ourselves in confraternities, to say the Rosary or other prayers, to fast on Saturdays and the like.
These good works are likewise wonderfully useful for the conversion of a sinner, however hardened he may be. If my reader be such a one, even though he have one foot in the abyss, I would advise him to practice them, but only on condition that he do so with the intention of obtaining from God, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, the grace of contrition and pardon of his sins and the grace to conquer his evil habits. and not to remain quietly in the state of sin, contrary to his remorse of conscience, the example of Jesus Christ and the saints and the maxims of the holy Gospel. (Saint Louis de Montfort, True Devotion to Mary, pp. 62. 63)
Let us be numbered among the good and not the wicked at the moment of our Particular Judgments, relying upon the intercession of Our Lady, she who was conceived without any stain of Original or Actual Sin, especially through her Most Holy Rosary, as we seek to live more penitentially as the consecrated slaves of her Divine Son, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, through her own Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart.
Viva Cristo Rey! Long live Christ the King!
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 Ambrose, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints