Modernity's Monstrous Social Engineers
by Thomas A. Droleskey
George Walker Bush, the allegedly "pro-life" former President of the United States of America who supported the surgical slicing and dicing of innocent preborn babies in certain "hard" cases and who was a total supporter of all forms of contraception, including the over-the-counter sales of the "Plan B" emergency baby-killing pill that his administration approved in September of 2006, was championed as the "lesser of two evils" in the year 2000 when he ran against then Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. Although I was four years away from coming to the conclusion that voting in our Judeo-Masonic system is a gigantic waste of time and actually enables the false, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, anti-Incarnational and semi-Pelagian principles upon which the modern civil state, including the United States of America, is founded, I wrote article after article in 1999 and 2000 to explain that there were no essential differences between Gore and Bush, both of whom were statists at heart who disagreed with each other here and there on matters of emphasis and approach.
(For two examples of post-election 2000 analyses, see Spinning for Pols, Justice Will Lose No Matter
Who Wins, Hey, Al, I Want a Recount, Too, Get a Grip on Reality, No Rational Basis, Put Not Your Trust in Princes, Unprecedented Access, The National Right to Some Life
Committee, Flattery Has Gotten the Babies Nowhere, The Country Is Not with Us, Paid Pipers and God Remains a Majority of One. Remember, these articles were written in 2000 and 2001 during the last two full years of being attached to indulterism. Reviewing some of them as their links were being pasted individually into the body of this article, though, I had only a few references here and there to "Pope" John Paul II. The citations from papal encyclicals came from our true popes, meaning that I was a "practical sedevacantist," something that a letter-writing from Missouri accused me of being as early as 1996 when he noted that my articles in The Wanderer referenced Pope Pius XI's Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, and Quas Primas, December 11, 1925, but not "Pope" John XXIII's Pacem in Terris, April 11, 1963. I had no answer for the man as I could not reconcile the writings of the Modernist Angelo Roncalli with those of Papa Achille Ratta, Pius XI.)
Statism increased under the administration of the "compassionate conservative," George Walker Bush, in ways that would have been politically suicidal for a "President" Albert Arnold Gore, Jr.
Agencies of the Federal government of the United States of America gained vastly increased powers to conduct espionage on the activities of ordinary American citizens, many of whom are considered as potential "terrorists" when they attempt to open bank accounts or embark upon that exercise in misery and penance called commercial air travel, while the flood of illegal immigrants into this nation continued unchecked.
The human pesticide, RU-486, remained fully legal throughout Bush the Lesser's eight years in the White House, and, as noted just above, was joined by the equally murderous "Plan B" "emergency contraceptive," courtesy of the Bush administration's Food and Drug Administration.
Federal funding for domestic and international "family planning" programs increased dramatically from January 20, 2001, to January 20, 2009, while the agenda of those in favor of perverse sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments continued to make as many inroads in various Federal agencies as it did in popular culture.
An immense, grotesque expansion of the powers of the Executive Branch of the government of the United States of America took e that would have made Josef Stalin envious of what can take place in a "democratic republic" as average citizens are diverted by bread and circuses. This all paved the way for the election of Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro on November 4, 2008, over the partly "pro-life" and partly pro-death statist war monger named John Sidney McCain III.
A sham of a partial, conditional ban on "partial birth abortions" was passed by Congress, putting an end to all serious talk at the national level, especially in presidential politics, of attempting to secure full legal protection of each preborn human being without any exceptions whatsoever. As I have noted many times (An Illusion of a Victory), the partial, conditional ban on partial birth abortions has not saved one preborn life as the "ban" contained a "life of the mother exception" and as it left completely intact two other means (hysterotomy, dilation and evacuation) by which babies may be killed with perfect legal impunity in the latter stages of pregnancy (a reality to which Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America Anthony Kennedy made specific reference in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart, April 18, 2007) .Although the debate over partial birth abortion, also known as "intact dilation and extraction," highlighted the cruelty of a particular form of baby-killing, it also misled people into believing that such executions of the preborn were more morally heinous than those that take place earlier in a baby's development inside of his mother's womb. The truth of the matter is, of course, that each abortion, whether chemical or surgical, is the exact same crime in the eyes of God: the direct, intentional taking of an innocent human life made in His own image and likeness.
Yes, you see, the devil always wins no matter who gets elected in the United States of America.
It is really, really simple to comprehend: the devil must the king of any nation that does not place itself and every aspect of its laws and popular culture under the Social Reign of Christ the King as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church and which does not publicly honor and venerate His Most Blessed Mother as its Immaculate Queen. Those who want to believe otherwise might as well believe in the tooth fairy. A belief in the ability of naturalistic politics to "change" the world for the "better" is of the essence of Modernity in the world and of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Nothing but disaster results, although it seems to be so very difficult for ordinary Catholics to recognize this truth in light of even the empirical facts of how things get worse and worse no matter who is in office.
Ah, but the masses of deluded "pro-life" Americans wanted to convince themselves that "progress" was made during Bush the Lesser's years in office although no such "progress" had been made.
Indeed, George Walker Bush was a moral disaster as the President of the United States of America, a man who not only presided over the aforementioned increase of funding for--and expansion of the availability of--abortifacient contraceptives but unleashed a needless, immoral and unjust invasion of a sovereign nation while providing the American public with misleading information about the "evidence" supposedly linking Iraq's now executed dictator Saddam Hussein, a brutal thug in his own right, to be sure, with al-Qaeda and about Hussein's alleged "stockpile" of "weapons of mass destruction."
Death and destruction was visited upon a people whose government posed no legitimate threat to American national security, subjecting American military personnel to injury and death for no good reason as families of National Guardsmen were torn asunder and as the American treasury was pillaged to pay contracting firms, many of whose executives had ties to officials in the Bush administration, to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure that was destroyed by the American bombs which were paid for by American taxpayers. As has been noted on other occasions on this site, the rebuilding of Iraq's infrastructure has been so slipshod that more millions upon millions of American dollars have had to be spent to rebuild the rebuilding process in many places.
The American invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003, two and one-half months shy of eleven years ago now, displaced a tyrant responsible, most estimates indicate, for around 1.5 million deaths during the thirty-four years or so of his rule in Iraq. Some of those deaths occurred as a result of a stockpile of biological and chemical weapons that the administration of President Ronald Wilson Reagan sold to Saddam Hussein during the Iran-Iraq War. Reagan's Middle East Envoy, a chap by the name of Donald D. Rumsfeld, arranged for this sale in a visit to Iraq on December 20, 1983:
Shaking Hands: Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983. (National Security Archive, http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB82/ There is an interesting, fact-based article, replete with links to national security documents, available at: Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein.)
Hussein stockpiled the weapons sold to him by the United Sates of America, choosing not to use them in the war against Iran, which did not end until 1988, and used them instead on the Kurds in northern Iraq following the conclusion of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, a war that was launched to expel Iraq's forces from a country, Kuwait, which Hussein believed that American Ambassador April Glaspie on July 25, 1990, had signaled to him was not of significant enough interest for the United States of America to do anything other than express a verbal condemnation in its behalf should he, Hussein, decide to reclaim Iraqi land that was taken away from it following the end of World War I.
Thus it is that the former American "ally" during the era of the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam Hussein, became the focal point of President George Walker Bush's "axis of evil" in 2001, 2002 and 2003 leading up to the American invasion of Iraq on March 19, 2003. A man, George Walker Bush, who had said when he was running for President of the United States of American in the year 2000 that he was opposed to efforts to engage in "regime change" and nation-building" did exactly this in Iraq to do the bidding of the State of Israel at the behest of the war-mongering neoconservatives who believed that they could remake the Middle East in a manner that would "help" the Zionists in Israel to crush all opposition to their hegemonic schemes of regional control.
This is what I wrote in November of 2002 about the then impending invasion of Iraq:
The principle of proportionality contained in the Just War Theory requires a very careful and prayerful prudential judgment to be made by a policy-maker prior to the advent of war. This is not a matter of infallibly received truth. This is a judgment that has got to be based on a clear-headed and most realistic assessment of the harm that will be caused by the onset of armed hostilities. The impending war with Iraq will cause far more harm than good, as I outlined in my previous section. Rather than making us more secure, we will be less secure. We will contribute to the furtherance of anti-American sentiment around the world, and will contribute to deteriorating, not improving, the situation within Iraq itself. How many truly innocent Iraqis must die to liberate their country of a man who is far less of a threat to them on a daily basis than American "freedom" is to unborn children every day in this country?
(The Real Enemies Are Within, Part One and
The Real Enemies are Within, Part Two. This excerpt came from part two.)
Please, go tell the Iraqi people that George Walker Bush was the "lesser of two evils" in 2000. Despite the much vaunted "surge" of overtaxed American forces in 2007 and the withdrawal of American combat forces in 2011 by Obama/Soetoro, death and destruction are still being dealt upon innocent civilians in Iraq on a regular basis. The toll that has been taking upon Catholics and Orthodox Christians in Iraq has been vast. George Walker Bush's "liberation" of Iraq made that country's porous, making possible a flood of Iranian-backed terrorists, and shattered the balance among the warring Mohammedan and ethnic factions there that Hussein had maintained by sheer brute force.
This is what I wrote on this subject nearly seven years ago now:
Men who reject the Social Kingship of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ never learn from history. Indeed, they believe that they are immune to past mistakes, arrogating unto themselves an air of infallibility and invincibility that deifies their every decision as beyond criticism. Woodrow Wilson did this during World War I, attempting to silence critics with a variety of unjust and even unconstitutional laws and policies that prompted Senator Hiram Johnson (R-California) to remark in 1917:
"It is now a crime for anyone to say anything or print anything against the government of the United States. The punishment for doing so is to go to jail." (quoted in Paul Johnson, A History of the American People.)
Hiram Johnson also noted that "the first casualty when war comes, is truth," an observation that is certainly applicable today as the Bush administration keeps sending American military personnel into the midst of a civil war between various bands of Mohammedans that has no relationship to American national security whatsoever.
A power vacuum in Iraq was created by the insane dreamers who overthrew a despotic thug without realizing that other despots would replace him by means of the ballot box to seek revenge upon the supporters of the now-hanged thug (Saddam Hussein). Borders that were closed tight to Shiite and al-Qaeda operatives have been blow wide open. Thousands upon thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians have been killed by American bombs and by the carnage that has been unleashed as a result of the unjust American invasion and occupation. Iraq's infrastructure was destroyed and the efforts by American war profiteers, who have been paid by American taxpayer dollars, to reconstruct that infrastructure have been proved to be so shoddy that it is necessary to finance the reconstruction of the reconstruction in many instances. Basic services such as electricity and water are hard to find in areas where they were once plentiful and easy available. Billions of dollars generated by Iraq's oil industry are missing, plundered by the new caste of leaders who are repeating Hussein's own crimes. Iraq's Catholics and members of the various Orthodox sects, both of whom were enjoyed great social mobility during the Hussein regime, are being persecuted with special ferocity that seems not to faze Bush and Cheney in the slightest. Oh, yes, "the first casualty when war comes, is truth." For war that is waged on the basis of the pursuit of the ever-illusory belief that man can forge "peace" and "order without submitting himself to the Deposit of Faith that Our Lord has entrusted solely to the Catholic Church and without having belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace is itself a monstrous lie that winds up worsening conditions and embittering the hearts of men.
Saddam Hussein had a vested interest to protect the lives and the rights of Eastern rite Catholics in Iraq. As a secular Mohammedan, Hussein's Baath Party and his clan from Tikrit mattered far more to him than making Iraq into what it has become, a stronghold of Shiite Mohammedanism that has pitted Shiites against the Sunnis in pitched battles that were impossible during his brutal, autocratic rule (just as Josip Broz Tito held the warring ethnic and religious factions in the artificial entity known as Yugoslavia together by brute force until his own death in 1980, at which point the Balkans began to collapse and then dissolve into warfare and "ethnic cleansing," following by William Jefferson Blythe Clinton's NATO intervention and bombing of Serbia in behalf of the Mohammedans in Bosnia and Kosovo). Catholics are protected in Iraq no more. Their ranks have been decimated by the largely unreported, at least in the Western press, of attacks upon them by Mohammedans (that "religion of peace" George W. Bush, and his successor, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro, believe has been coopted by "radicals) and by the exodus of many thousands of them into other Middle Eastern countries to flee from the violence and destruction.
So it is that vicious, deadly attacks upon Iraqi Catholics two place on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013:
At least 37 were killed in Iraq after militants targeted Christians
in two separate bomb attacks on Wednesday, according to officials.
In one attack, a car bomb went off near a church during Christmas
Mass in the capital's southern Dora neighborhood, killing at least 26
people and wounding 38, a police officer said.
A little bit earlier, a bomb ripped through an outdoor market in the
nearby Christian section of Athorien, killing 11 people and wounding 21,
the officer added.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but
Iraq's dwindling Christian community, which is estimated to number about
400,000 to 600,000 people, has often been targeted by al-Qaida and
other insurgents who see the Christians as unbelievers.
Along with Christians, other targets include civilians in
restaurants, cafes or crowded public areas, as well as Shiites and also
members of the Iraqi security forces, who are targeted in an attempt to
undermine confidence in the Shiite-led government and stir up Iraq's
already simmering sectarian tensions.
A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both officials
spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk
to the media.
The U.S Embassy in Baghdad condemned the violence in a statement released Wednesday,
"The United States Embassy condemns in the strongest terms today's
attacks in the Dora area of Baghdad that targeted Christians celebrating
Christmas," the statement read.
"The United States abhors all such attacks and is committed to its
partnership with the Government of Iraq to combat the scourge of
Wednesday's bombings came amid a massive military operation in Iraq's
western desert as authorities try to hunt down insurgents who have
stepped up attacks across Iraq in the past months, sending violence to
levels not seen since 2008.
The Christmas Day attacks brought the total number of people killed
so far this month in Iraq to 441. According to U.N. estimates, more than
8,000 people have been killed since the start of the year. (Bomb attacks on Christians in Baghdad kill 37.)
The article above does not tell the full story, however. There were 1.5 million Catholics living in Iraq before the unjust and immoral American invasion and subsequent occupation began on Wednesday, March 20, 2003 (local time in Iraq), meaning that close to one million Catholics have fled their native land. More than a thousand Iraqi Christians have been killed in the past nearly eleven years, although the toll taken on the various warring Mohammedan and ethnic groups in Iraq has been higher. Some "liberation," George Walker Bush. Some liberation.
Modernity's monstrous social engineers are never fazed by moral catastrophes This is because they are amoral, concerned only about accomplishing whatever goal they set for themselves at a given time. They simply process to undertaken more moral catastrophes, having convinced themselves that they have "achieved" goals even though the situations they sought to "engineer" for the "better" actually worsened rather than improved.
The monsters of Modernity can never admit mistakes. They consider themselves infallible and invincible even when they are proven to be wrong consistently. Indeed, there is a direct correlation between the self-delusional positivism of the social engineers of the anti-Incarnational civil state of Modernity with that of those in the private sector whose corporate policies and practices can never be wrong even when grave injustices are done to innocent human beings. After all, to admit error would be make peons like us believe that we do not have to jump through all of their hoops and accept their misrepresentations, lies and distortions without complaint.
As noted six days ago now in No Room In The Inn For Jahi McMath, the American medical industry, many of whose practitioners are awash in the blood of the innocent, both before birth and at every stage thereafter, is as corporately incapable of reassessing erroneous positions as are the caesars of the civil state who believe that we exist to do what they they instruct us to do as they force us to pay for being further enslaved to them.
Consider the cold, monstrous language of the spokesman for Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, when explaining that Jahi McMath's parents have no legal right to decide anything about her treatment as she has been declared to be "brain dead" even though there is no such thing as "brain death:"
To be blunt, Children's is merely preserving Ms. McMath's body from the natural postmortem course of events," attorneys for the hospital said. "There is no legal, ethical or moral requirement that it continue to do so or that the family consent in the decision to stop doing so."
After another round of testimony from doctors affirming their findings, Grillo agreed that Jahi met the medical standard for bring brain-dead, but left the order to keep her on a ventilator in place until Dec. 30 to give family members time to prepare an appeal, something local media reported was being planned.
Hospital administrators, citing patient privacy laws, have declined to discuss details of the case, but have said Jahi's family and friends have perpetuated "misperceptions" about her condition.
Jahi's supporters have called the hospital callous in pushing to take Jahi off a ventilator.
"I'm her mother. I'm going to support her. It's my job to do it. Any mother would do it," Jahi's mother, Nailah Winkfield, said in an interview with CNN's "The Lead" on Monday. "I just want her to have more time. There are so many stories of people waking up in her situation." (Jahi McMath declared brain-dead, but family can still fight.)
As Dr. Paul Byrne has noted so ably, Jahi McMath is "very much a living person." She is not dead.
In the Union of Soviet Socialist America, however, parents have no little legal rights in many states over the education of their children, which is their right and their duty under the binding precepts of the Natural Law to supervise, and they have next-to-no rights over their children once they are declared to be "brain dead" even though Nailah Winkfield is entirely correct when referring to the "many stories of people waking up" in her daughter's situation.
It appeared at that administrators of a facility somewhere the Bay Area of San Francisco-Oakland, California, were willing to provide Jahi McMath with care and treatment.
Ultimately, however, these cowardly administrators decided not take her in as they believed that her presence would create a "distraction." This promoted Jahi's family to look elsewhere before finding an unnamed facility in the State of New York whose officials are willing to provide her with the care and treatment that she needs. Not surprisingly, of course, Children's Hospital in Oakland is balking at performing the surgical procedures necessary to effect her transfer. Monstrous. Truly monstrous:
The family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead
after complications from routine tonsil surgery, said Saturday a
hospital in New York may be able to accept her and keep her on life
The girl's uncle and lawyer wouldn't provide the
hospital's name, saying they don't want media attention to hurt her
chance of being accepted and transferred there.
"It's an organization that believes in life," attorney Chris Dolan told the Associated Press.
"It's our last, last hope," he said after two facilities in California that agreed to accept Jahi decided to back out.
nursing home in the San Francisco Bay Area that had been willing to
care for the girl if she had two tubes inserted changed its mind. Dolan
said a facility in the Los Angeles area also withdrew its offer because
it didn't want media attention or to jeopardize its relationship with
its doctors, who refused to treat someone who's been declared brain
Time is short for the family, as Alameda County Superior Court Judge
Evelio Grillo on Tuesday ruled that the Children's Hospital Oakland may
remove Jahi from a ventilator at 5 p.m. Monday unless an appeal is
Jahi underwent a tonsillectomy at the hospital on Dec. 9 to
treat sleep apnea. After she awoke from the operation, her family said,
she started bleeding heavily from her mouth and went into cardiac
arrest. Doctors at Children's Hospital concluded the girl was brain dead
on Dec. 12 and wanted to remove her from life support. The family said
they believe she is still alive.
Before Jahi can be transferred,
she must undergo two more medical procedures — the insertion of a
breathing tube and a feeding tube.
"Children's Hospital Oakland
does not believe that performing surgical procedures on the body of a
deceased person is an appropriate medical practice," David Durand, its
chief of pediatrics, said in a statement Thursday.
a lawyer for the hospital, said in a letter made public Friday that
before the hospital would comply with the family's request to move Jahi,
it would need to speak directly with officials at any nursing home to
make sure they understand her condition, "including the fact that Jahi
is brain dead" — and to discuss needed preparations, including
"Children's Hospital will of course continue to do
everything legally and ethically permissible to support the family of
Jahi McMath. In that regard, Children's will allow a lawful transfer of
Jahi's body in its current state to another location if the family can
arrange such a transfer and Children's can legally do so," Straus wrote
in the letter.
He also said the Alameda County coroner needed to
sign off on the move "since we are dealing with the body of a person who
has been declared legally dead."
Dolan said he had already obtained signed consent from the coroner for Jahi's transfer.
The Alameda County Coroner's Bureau said it had no comment.
He said Saturday he was waiting to hear from the New York hospital after its facility director and medical director speak.
spokeswoman Cynthia Chiarappa said the hospital has not heard from any
facility to discuss how it can accommodate "a deceased body on a
ventilator." (Jahi McMath: New York facility is 'last hope' for girl declared brain dead, family say.)
Jahi McMath is not dead. She is very much alive.
We must pray for the true miracle that it will take to have the necessary medical procedure performed on Jahi McMath so that she can be moved to the unnamed facility in the State of New York.
Pope Pius XI, writing in his first encyclical letter, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, explained that the Treaty of Versailles that brought a legal cessation to what was then called "The Great War" or "The World War" did not bring true peace to the world. The description of the world that existed ninety-one years ago is very applicable to the one that we see before our very eyes, a world that has degenerated into the depths of the very barbarism and cannibalism of the Aztecs themselves that Our Lady sought to end by making her appearance to Juan Diego on Tepeyac Hill in December of 1531:
20. Peace indeed was signed in solemn conclave between the belligerents of
the late War. This peace, however, was only written into treaties. It was not
received into the hearts of men, who still cherish the desire to fight one
another and to continue to menace in a most serious manner the quiet and
stability of civil society. Unfortunately the law of violence held sway so long
that it has weakened and almost obliterated all traces of those natural feelings
of love and mercy which the law of Christian charity has done so much to
encourage. Nor has this illusory peace, written only on paper, served as yet to
reawaken similar noble sentiments in the souls of men. On the contrary, there
has been born a spirit of violence and of hatred which, because it has been
indulged in for so long, has become almost second nature in many men. There has
followed the blind rule of the inferior parts of the soul over the superior,
that rule of the lower elements "fighting against the law of the mind," which
St. Paul grieved over. (Rom. vii, 23)
21. Men today do not act as Christians, as brothers, but as strangers, and
even enemies. The sense of man's personal dignity and of the value of human life
has been lost in the brutal domination begotten of might and mere superiority in
numbers. Many are intent on exploiting their neighbors solely for the purpose of
enjoying more fully and on a larger scale the goods of this world. But they err
grievously who have turned to the acquisition of material and temporal
possessions and are forgetful of eternal and spiritual things, to the possession
of which Jesus, Our Redeemer, by means of the Church, His living interpreter,
22. It is in the very nature of material objects that an inordinate desire
for them becomes the root of every evil, of every discord, and in particular, of
a lowering of the moral sense. On the one hand, things which are naturally base
and vile can never give rise to noble aspirations in the human heart which was
created by and for God alone and is restless until it finds repose in Him. On
the other hand, material goods (and in this they differ greatly from those of
the spirit which the more of them we possess the more remain to be acquired) the
more they are divided among men the less each one has and, by consequence, what
one man has another cannot possibly possess unless it be forcibly taken away
from the first. Such being the case, worldly possessions can never satisfy all
in equal manner nor give rise to a spirit of universal contentment, but must
become perforce a source of division among men and of vexation of spirit, as
even the Wise Man Solomon experienced: "Vanity of vanities, and vexation of
spirit." (Ecclesiastes i, 2, 14)
23. The same effects which result from these evils among individuals may
likewise be expected among nations. "From whence are wars and contentions among
you?" asks the Apostle St. James. "Are they not hence from your concupiscences,
which war in your members?" (James iv, 1, 2)
24. The inordinate desire for pleasure, concupiscence of the flesh, sows the
fatal seeds of division not only among families but likewise among states; the
inordinate desire for possessions, concupiscence of the eyes, inevitably turns
into class warfare and into social egotism; the inordinate desire to rule or to
domineer over others, pride of life, soon becomes mere party or factional
rivalries, manifesting itself in constant displays of conflicting ambitions and
ending in open rebellion, in the crime of lese majeste, and even in national
25. These unsuppressed desires, this inordinate love of the things of the
world, are precisely the source of all international misunderstandings and
rivalries, despite the fact that oftentimes men dare to maintain that acts
prompted by such motives are excusable and even justifiable because, forsooth,
they were performed for reasons of state or of the public good, or out of love
for country. Patriotism -- the stimulus of so many virtues and of so many noble
acts of heroism when kept within the bounds of the law of Christ -- becomes
merely an occasion, an added incentive to grave injustice when true love of
country is debased to the condition of an extreme nationalism, when we forget
that all men are our brothers and members of the same great human family, that
other nations have an equal right with us both to life and to prosperity, that
it is never lawful nor even wise, to dissociate morality from the affairs of
practical life, that, in the last analysis, it is "justice which exalteth a
nation: but sin maketh nations miserable." (Proverbs xiv, 34)
26. Perhaps the advantages to one's family, city, or nation obtained in some
such way as this may well appear to be a wonderful and great victory (this
thought has been already expressed by St. Augustine), but in the end it turns
out to be a very shallow thing, something rather to inspire us with the most
fearful apprehensions of approaching ruin. "It is a happiness which appears
beautiful but is brittle as glass. We must ever be on guard lest with horror we
see it broken into a thousand pieces at the first touch." (St. Augustine de
Civitate Dei, Book iv, Chap. 3)
27. There is over and above the absence of peace and the evils attendant on
this absence, another deeper and more profound cause for present-day conditions.
This cause was even beginning to show its head before the War and the terrible
calamities consequent on that cataclysm should have proven a remedy for them if
mankind had only taken the trouble to understand the real meaning of those
terrible events. In the Holy Scriptures we read: "They that have forsaken the
Lord, shall be consumed." (Isaias i, 28) No less well known are the words of the
Divine Teacher, Jesus Christ, Who said: "Without me you can do nothing" (John
xv, 5) and again, "He that gathereth not with me, scattereth." (Luke xi, 23)
28. These words of the Holy Bible have been fulfilled and are now at this
very moment being fulfilled before our very eyes. Because men have forsaken God
and Jesus Christ, they have sunk to the depths of evil. They waste their
energies and consume their time and efforts in vain sterile attempts to find a
remedy for these ills, but without even being successful in saving what little
remains from the existing ruin. It was a quite general desire that both our laws
and our governments should exist without recognizing God or Jesus Christ, on the
theory that all authority comes from men, not from God. Because of such an
assumption, these theorists fell very short of being able to bestow upon law not
only those sanctions which it must possess but also that secure basis for the
supreme criterion of justice which even a pagan philosopher like Cicero saw
clearly could not be derived except from the divine law.
Authority itself lost its hold upon mankind, for it had lost that sound and
unquestionable justification for its right to command on the one hand and to be
obeyed on the other. Society, quite logically and inevitably, was shaken to its
very depths and even threatened with destruction, since there was left to it no
longer a stable foundation, everything having been reduced to a series of
conflicts, to the domination of the majority, or to the supremacy of special
29. Again, legislation was passed which did not recognize that either God or
Jesus Christ had any rights over marriage -- an erroneous view which debased
matrimony to the level of a mere civil contract, despite the fact that Jesus
Himself had called it a "great sacrament" (Ephesians v, 32) [just a Droleskey aside here: Take that, Godfried Danneels] and had made it the
holy and sanctifying symbol of that indissoluble union which binds Him to His
Church. The high ideals and pure sentiments with which the Church has always
surrounded the idea of the family, the germ of all social life, these were
lowered, were unappreciated, or became confused in the minds of many. As a
consequence, the correct ideals of family government, and with them those of
family peace, were destroyed; the stability and unity of the family itself were
menaced and undermined, and, worst of all, the very sanctuary of the home was
more and more frequently profaned by acts of sinful lust and soul-destroying
egotism -- all of which could not but result in poisoning and drying up the very
sources of domestic and social life.
30. Added to all this, God and Jesus Christ, as well as His doctrines, were
banished from the school. As a sad but inevitable consequence, the school became
not only secular and non-religious but openly atheistical and anti-religious. In
such circumstances it was easy to persuade poor ignorant children that neither
God nor religion are of any importance as far as their daily lives are
concerned. God's name, moreover, was scarcely ever mentioned in such schools
unless it were perchance to blaspheme Him or to ridicule His Church. Thus, the
school forcibly deprived of the right to teach anything about God or His law
could not but fail in its efforts to really educate, that is, to lead children
to the practice of virtue, for the school lacked the fundamental principles
which underlie the possession of a knowledge of God and the means necessary to
strengthen the will in its efforts toward good and in its avoidance of sin.
Gone, too, was all possibility of ever laying a solid groundwork for peace,
order, and prosperity, either in the family or in social relations. Thus the
principles based on the spiritualistic philosophy of Christianity having been
obscured or destroyed in the minds of many, a triumphant materialism served to
prepare mankind for the propaganda of anarchy and of social hatred which was let
loose on such a great scale.
31. Is it to be wondered at then that, with the widespread refusal to accept
the principles of true Christian wisdom, the seeds of discord sown everywhere
should find a kindly soil in which to grow and should come to fruit in that most
tremendous struggle, the Great War, which unfortunately did not serve to lessen
but increased, by its acts of violence and of bloodshed, the international and
social animosities which already existed? (Pope Pius XI, Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922.)
This describes the world of today just as much as it did of the world that existed ninety-one years ago.
Yes, rank utilitarian social engineering must triumph in a world where the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic principles of Modernity have overthrown the Social Reign of Christ the King, Whose Kingship over men and their nations have been rejected even by the lords of Modernism, including, of course, Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
The path of peace of the Divine Redeemer, Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, runs through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, not through the illusory and delusional premises of Modernism in the world and Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism-Pelagian coin. Anyone who thinks that enabling either of these two sets of naturalists will produce social order is sadly mistaken.
Catholicism is the one and only foundation of social order.
The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary is the path to personal and social peace.
Hasn't Our Lady herself told us so in her Fatima Message?
Shouldn't we pray as many Rosaries each day as our states in life permit and also add the devotion of her Seven Dolors to our daily spiritual life if we have not done so already?
Father Frederick Faber alluded to this in The Foot of the Cross:
Lastly, we must say a few words of the measures and dimensions of her Compassion. We have drawn such a picture of it as we are able. It not only falls far below the truth, but it sensibly falls fall below the real image of it in our own minds. A thousand unexpressed thoughts are teasing us at this moment, but the difficulty is how to express them fitly. Words do not seem to be measures for them. They are thoughts of love; and love does not speak; it burns. Moreover, there must be limits to all things except loving. There are not limits there. Love is an eternal work. Love alone can measure the Compassion of Mary. Think of the sufferings of Jesus. They open at our feet like a huge abyss. Can we fathom their dreadful depths? Or do we not rather shrink in conscious nothingness from a task so hopeless and so rash? Yet Mary's Compassion contains that world-wide abyss, measures it, and holds its miraculously within its own dimensions. It we speak of the beauty of Jesus, straightway the vision of a shoreless sea, which no horizon bounds, over which the sun is rising and setting at the same moment, the half disk sunken in the west already rising in the east, and the waters rolling on and on for evermore. Yet as are the waters of that beauty, so were the waters of Mary's bitterness. By an opposite miracle to that of Moses, the wood of the Cross thrown into those waters of beauty has converted them into bitterness. If we think of men's cruelty in the Passion, it is a mystery nearer to our understanding; yet it is not that nearness almost an infinite distance? Are we not obliged to call to our aid the theory of diabolical possession? even then the horrors of the Passion are almost incredible, because they are so nearly inconceivable. Yet these horrors were but a part of Mary's Compassion; and truly, compared with the wrath of the Father, and the beauty of Jesus, they were the very least part of it. If we think of her deep love of Jesus, it is only to delight in its interminable magnificence. It is beyond our definitions, out of the sphere of our comprehension. We make wild comparisons of all angels and of all saints, indulge in fanciful arithmetic, repeat our superlatives, but we only do so to convince ourselves more satisfactorily that it is all beyond us, just as a man uses violence with himself to be sure he is awake. Yet the dimensions of that love do not each to the dimensions of her Compassion, because there is another love yet, to which it marvellously outstretches. It is the deep love of Jesus for her. Who can tell it? Who can speak of it even figuratively? for where is our figure to come from? Yet the breadth, and the depth, and the height of that love of Jesus for His Mother are the only true dimensions of her Compassion. Here are five abysses, five measure, five standards, His sufferings, His beauty, men's cruelty, her deep love of Him, His deep love of her. We must do our poor best with them all, and we shall reach a view of our Blessed Mother's Compassion which will be good for us and acceptable to her, but it will be below the truth. A work which Jesus sand Mary made together, out of God's wrath and man's sin, and the Hypostatic Union, and the sinlessness of a pure creature, must be a marvel about which at best we can but stammer, and lovingly go wrong; and such a work is Mary's Compassion. Our task is ended, and love will give our poor thoughts a truth of its own which will make them good for souls.
It is a beautiful and a dread sight to see all the sorrows of fallen earth resumed in the broken heart of our own Mother. Has it moved us? Then why not for the rest of life, in sober panic at the world, and worldliness, go and sit at our Mother's feet and meditate her griefs? Is there a fitter work for prodigals come back to their Heavenly Father? Compassion with her is already compassion with Jesus; and we may say that compassion with the Invisible Creator Himself is the devotional feeling out of which we shall serve Him most generously, and realize Him most tenderly as our Eternal Father,--eternal because He has been--blessed be His Majesty!--from all eternity, and eternal because we shall be--blessed be His compassion!--with Him, His happy sons, His pardoned, sons to all eternity. Truly Mary lays up evermore in the lap of God. Truly by some celestial logic of their own, all Christian things, be they doctrines or devotions, come out at last in that one compendious, melodious, alone-sufficing world, Eternal Father! (Father Frederick Faber, The Foot of the Cross, published originally in England in 1857 under the title of The Dolors of Mary, republished by TAN Books and Publishers, pp. 404-406.)
We must never forget these words of Pope Saint Pius X, contained n Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910:
Here we have, founded by Catholics, an inter-denominational association that is to work for the reform of civilization, an undertaking which is above all religious in character; for there is no true civilization without a moral civilization, and no true moral civilization without the true religion: it is a proven truth, a historical fact. (Pope Saint Pius X, Notre Charge Apostolique, August 15, 1910.)
The true religion is Catholicism, not conciliarism, not any secular, naturalistic ideology of the "left" or of the "right." We must enfold ourselves into the love of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we make reparation for our own many sins, which are so responsible for the worsening of the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large, as we seek to restore all things in Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saint Joseph, pray for us.