by Thomas A. Droleskey
"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." (Rahm Emanuel, In Crisis, Opportunity for Barack Obama - WSJ.com)
Statists such as Rahm Emanuel, who, as White House Chief of Staff, is one of the chief puppeteers of Barack Hussein Obama, a man who is lost without his ubiquitous
weapon of mass disinformation, the TelePrompTer, need crises in order to expand the size and the power and the scope of government at all levels as the means to aggrandize themselves and to subject citizens to an exacting, involuntary submission to their nefarious schemes to control their minds and practically all aspects of their daily lies (see
Ashamed of the NAME Above All Names,
All Hail! Caesar Obamus,
Intent on Controlling Mind and Body,
Death To Us All,
You Could Be Swingin' On A Star,
Fascism Here, Fascism Now,
Figures of Antichrist Applauding Each Other, and
Only When They Win). This, as I have tried to demonstrate over and over again to the point of physical exhaustion, is the natural consequence of a political system founded on false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferent and semi-Pelagian principles. Statism must emerge when men and their nations do not live under the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the one and only true Church, the Catholic Church.
Statists do not only exploit crises of one sort or another. They also manufacture crises of one sort or another. Indeed, I remember writing an article around 1997 or 1998 for the printed journal Christ or Chaos that was entitled "Another Manufactured Crisis," dealing with then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's plans to solve the "education" crisis in the United States of America. Then President George Walker Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney exploited the tragic events of September 11, 2001, to launch a needless, unjust and immoral invasion of a sovereign nation, Iraq, that posed no real, immediate, legitimate threat to the security of the United States of America, resulting in the loss of over four thousand American lives and injuries to thousands more of our military personnel who were placed in harm's way for no good reason, the devastation of so many thousands of families of American servicemen and servicewomen whose spouses chose to divorce them while they were overseas, the increasing use of women in combat positions, the destruction of the infrastructure of Iraq and the killing and displacement of countless thousands of innocent Iraqis, and, of course, the expenditure of billions upon billions of American taxpayer dollars to fund the destruction and the corrupt, incompetent "rebuilding" of Iraq.
In like manner, of course, the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was used by the administration of President George Walker Bush as a means of large-scale social engineering as people were rounded up and bused or flown to various parts of the country, held for days on end in such places as the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, and the Alamo Dome in San Antonio, Texas. As Father Francis Miller, O.F.M., who is the pastor of Christ the King Church in Lafayette, Louisiana, commented to me earlier this year, "Katrina was a dry run for the government to see how much it could get away with insofar as rounding people up and sending them to different parts of the country." Indeed.
That Barack Hussein Obama and his hideous crew of Marxists and Maoists have sought to exploit one crisis after another as they have demonized anyone who dares to criticize them is only a continuation of politics as usual in the United States of America, a country where there has never been any room for the Social Reign of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Thus it is that the thoroughly manufactured "swine flu crisis" has been used by the administration of Barack Hussein Obama to whip up Americans who are devoid of any concept of redemptive suffering and who live in mortal fear of physical death rather than in mortal fear of dying in a state of unrepented Mortal Sin in a frenzy so that they will subject their bodies to the poisons contained in the "swine flu" vaccine that actually cause people to get the swine flu and to spread it to others. Although there have been much commentary from various alarmists, many of whose past warnings about allegedly "impending" staged "terrorist" attacks have failed to materialize time and time and time again, about the possibility of large scale quarantines and the disruption of family life for those who refuse to take the poisonous "swine flu" vaccine, the fact that Barack Hussein Obama has issued a declaration of "National Emergency" concerning the swine flu that is actually less widespread that many other forms of influenza is certainly an indication that the statists may very well be gearing up for an effort to mandate us to take the poisonous "swine flu" vaccine or face severe repercussions for failing to do so.
Here is the actual declaration of national emergency as found on the White House website:
Pursuant to section 201 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1621), I hereby report that I have exercised my authority to declare a national emergency in order to be prepared in the event of a rapid increase in illness across the Nation that may overburden health care resources. This declaration will allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services, if necessary, to temporarily waive certain standard Federal requirements in order to enable U.S. health care facilities to implement emergency operations plans to deal with the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in the United States. A copy of my proclamation is attached.
Further, I have authorized the Secretary of Health and Human Services to exercise the authority under section 1135 of the Social Security Act to temporarily waive or modify certain requirements of the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance programs and of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule as necessary to respond to the pandemic throughout the duration of the public health emergency declared in response to the 2009 H1N1 influenza
pandemic. (Obama Signs Emergency Declaration for H1N1 Flu)
These declarations of "national emergency" are quite pernicious even though the Congress of the United States of America passed the National Emergencies Act in 1976 to provide some "safeguards" on their being made and implemented by presidents without any statutory oversight on the part of Congress. Presidents from Abraham Lincoln through Richard Nixon used these declarations o of national emergency to increase the size and the power and the scope of the Federal government on an incremental basis, thus setting the stage for the statism that is before us at the present time. A country founded in a rejection of the abuse of monarchical powers by a king whose country was in the vanguard in the revolution against the Social Reign Christ the King has devolved all to logically and inevitably into a situation wherein various law enforcement agencies within the Federal government act as a virtual government within the government, staffed by employees who view each citizen as a potential traitor and/or as a potential threat to their own unchecked exercise of government power and scrutiny over our own words and actions.
And, of course, there are laws duly passed by the Congress of the United States of America that unjustly increase the power of the Federal government to do immoral things via the legislative process. One of these laws, the Department of Defense Authorization Bill, contains a "hate crimes" provision that will, in effect, criminalize the criticism of perverse sins in violation of the Sixth and Ninth Commandments if it can be proved that said criticism contributed to the commission of a crime of violence upon a person who bases his humans self-identity on his inclination to commit these perverse sins against nature. Alas, that will be the subject of a different commentary at a different time, one that will not the complicit of the naturalists of the false opposite of the "right" in the Republican Party in the passage of this bill by a most comfortable margin in both Houses of the Congress of the United States of America.
Although it would be intellectually irresponsible to contend that presidential declarations of "national emergency" equip American presidents to exercise the wide range of powers that a German chancellor could exercise under terms of the "democratic" Weimar Constitution of 1919, powers that Adolf Hitler invoked with meticulous scrupulosity in justifying in urging the Reichstag to pass various laws, including the Nuremberg Laws in 1935, to act arbitrarily against certain groups of people, starting with Jews and then extending to the handicapped and the infirmed and the "useless" elderly and anyone else deemed to be "unfit" for the building of the "Third Reich.it is nevertheless true that all manner of evils have been undertaken as a result of these declarations of national emergency here in the United States of America. President Barack Hussein Obama's penchant for exploiting a "good crisis" and/or for helping to manufacture various crises, including the "swine flu pandemic," is just a continuation of the abuse of executive power in a nation where civil leaders do not have to answer to the authority of the Catholic Church when they threaten the good of souls and all other exhortations have failed to remedy their abuses of civil power. And there is no end in sight, obviously, to these abuses.
The manufactured "swine flu pandemic" (oink, oink) may very well turn out to be an occasion for massive quarantines and/or for the imposition of various penalties (fines, imprisonment, "community service") for failing to take the poisonous "swine flu" vaccine (see H1N1 Swine Flu Facts). What is known for sure at this date is that Big Pharma is profiting handsomely from this manufactured crisis, and it is indeed Big Pharma that is the first beneficiary of Obama's declaration of "national emergency" on Friday, October 23, 2009, as the following commentary makes clear:
To my surprise, on the afternoon of the following day (Saturday), the President of the United States had indeed declared a national emergency due to 1000 reported flu deaths, 100 of them among children. These deaths had occurred over the past eight months.
But 1000 accumulated deaths would be far fewer than the mortality figures the Centers for Disease Control distributes – estimated at 36,000 annual flu deaths. Federal health authorities lump pneumonia deaths among the elderly with flu-related deaths to falsely inflate flu mortality figures. My own guesstimate is that only about 6000 flu-related deaths actually occur each year, but even using this figure for comparison, this year's flu outbreak appears weak. An estimated 20,000 hospitalizations have been reported since this pandemic flu strain began in March of 2009, which amounts to only about 625 hospitalizations per week spread among more than 5 thousand hospitals.
Earlier in the week CBS News reported that, five months after this unique strain of the flu had begun to spread in Mexico in March of 2009, the H1N1 pandemic flu strain only comprised 1–2% of the flu viruses in circulation by July. Yet there were massive preparations being made for a major flu pandemic without sufficient justification. Today the Centers for Disease Control says the H1N1 pandemic flu strain represents 99% of the flu cases that are typed laboratory confirmed. Just exactly which numbers are correct, if any, now come into question.
According to CBS News, only 11 million doses of flu have been administered, with millions more to arrive late, sometime in mid-November. Time Magazine reports about 30 million available doses, so that could mean up to two-thirds of the currently available vaccine is going unused.
A reimbursement crisis, not a health crisis
A follow-up report, published in the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Chronicle, says the emergency declaration issued by The White House has more to do with Medicare and Medicaid regulations dealing with hospitals. With the national emergency declared, hospitals have more flexibility to set up separate or even outdoor treatment areas.
The emergency appears to deal more with hospitals and their ability to get paid by federal health authorities. An article in the New York Times confirms that federal rules do not allow hospitals to establish treatment areas more than 250 yards from emergency rooms. "Tents are 300 yards or more away, typically federal dollars won't go to pay for treatment."
So the emergency appears to be financial – making sure hospitals meet federal requirements so they can get paid by Medicaid or Medicare, rather than any true health crisis.
The San Francisco Chronicle article said "White House officials were quick to note that the emergency declaration does not signify an increase in severity of the national H1N1 outbreak." But the article kept referring to all the deaths, when there appear to be fewer mortal cases of the flu in the past 8 months than prior flu seasons.
Journalists and health officials sound more duplicitous as they attempt to explain the need for the emergency declaration. Here is how the San Francisco Chronicle described it:
"Art Reingold, head of epidemiology at UC Berkeley, said the declaration doesn't mean that the national outbreak is 'any worse than it was yesterday or last week'."
"It's difficult to get the right message across to people," Reingold said. "There's this balance between the flu is important and people should be vaccinated, but you don't want an overreaction."
But once again, according to federal officials, there is little or no vaccine available.
Civil liberties threatened?
An article in the Christian Science Monitor (ASM) was more concerned that such a contrived emergency could be a veiled way to overrun civil liberties. The ASM article quoted Harold Relyea, a specialist in national government with the Congressional Research Service, who said:
"When the President formally declares a national emergency, he may seize property, organize and control the means of production, seize commodities, assign military forces abroad, institute martial law, seize and control all transportation and communication, regulate the operation of private enterprise, restrict travel and, in a variety of ways, control the lives of United States citizens."
Few news sources were critical of the declared emergency, but expect more reporters to express skepticism over its need and to question its intent.
An article in the New Hampshire Union Leader said: "But the way the U.S. government has been handling the new flu strain, technically named H1N1, has been less than reassuring."
What to do now?
Misdirection, overreaction and lack of preparedness by public health officials is a clear indication to the public that they cannot totally rely upon potentially problematic vaccines or anti-viral drugs to defend themselves against the flu.
An ignored approach to controlling infectious disease is to address the immune status of the population. The public should utilize bona fide immune boosters such as vitamin D and vitamin C, and take nutrients that are documented to reduce the duration and severity of the disease which include vitamin E, the trace mineral selenium, the sulfur compound NAC, and elderberry. (The False Flag Flu Emergency.)
Although the twenty-two readers of this site are, most likely, already very skeptical of the disinformation spread by governmental officials and governmental agencies at all levels of government (state, local, national), perhaps it would be useful to provide a simple "reality check" during this time of the manufactured "swine flu" crisis (oink, oink).
1) Our governments are filled with liars. Do not believe a word they tell you. Men and women who believe that the conception of children may be frustrated by various chemical pills and devices and who believe that children already conceived may be killed, whether by chemical or surgical means, in their mothers' wombs are in se unreliable and their words of "assurance" about the "safety" of various medications and vaccines should be dismissed rather readily. Men who do not live for the honor and glory of God as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through His Catholic Church and who thus live in no fear of the Particular Judgment being rendered on their souls by Christ the King at the moment of their deaths are to be viewed with suspicion and skepticism, not with trust and submission.
2) Do not panic in the face of the spread of various diseases. Please review the points that I made in this regard in Big Pharm Trumps the Holy Cross. Nothing that we can suffer in this passing, mortal vale of tears is the equal of what one of our least Venial Sins caused Our Lord to suffer in His Sacred Humanity during His Passion and Death and that caused His Most Blessed Mother to suffer as those Seven Swords of Sorrow were pierced through and through her Immaculate Heart. Catholics know that they have no reason to complain or grumble about anything that happens to them in this life. They have only to accept the adorable will of God as He manifests it for them in their lives, accepting suffering and pain and rejection as the means by which they can save their souls and give honor and glory to Him as they are conformed more perfectly with the patience
3) Do not believe the hype about the "necessity' of getting the "swine flu" vaccine. Don't take my word for this. I am not a physician. I cannot give medical advice. Consult a good Catholic physician.
The swine flu vaccine will make you sick. Indeed, a man who works at a repair facility in Ohio where we had our motor home's generator fixed last week before the blown tire ripped it apart just a few hours after leaving that facility told me that he was going to the doctor, that he felt ill. I asked him if he had gotten the "swine flu" vaccine. Looking at me rather sheepishly, the man said that he had. "I believed the government," the man said." "That was your first mistake," I told the man. "These moral monsters support and are in complicit in the killing of over four thousand babies by surgical means in this country every single day. Men who kill babies believe in the lie that they can act contrary to the binding precepts of the Fifth Commandment. If one can kill and/or justify the direct, intentional taking of innocent preborn lives, one can lie with complete and utter impunity." He just kind of looked at me with a bemused grin on his face. Don't let that be you! Get information from reliable Catholic physicians who understand the good use that can be made of various pharmaceutical products but who are well-read on the true science, used by many canonized saints of the Catholic church, of homeopathy.
4) Be in a state of Sanctifying Grace at all times. None of us, save for those who are genuine mystics and who have been given by God to know certain secrets, knows the exact time of our deaths. We thought that we were goners last Thursday evening as we exited Interstate 71 in Ohio at 9:30 p.m. Remember that Francisco and Jacinta Marto both died from the effects of the Spanish Influenza. Invoke their intercession. Remember also that the Medal that was struck as a result of the request that Our Lady made of Saint Catherine Laboure was called the "Miraculous Medal" because it saved many people miraculously from the plague in France. And pray as many Rosaries each day as your states-in-life permit.
5) Remember to invoke the patronage of the great Saint of Hopeless Cases who, along with with Saint Simon the Apostle, we celebrate liturgically today, the great Saint Jude. Here is one prayer to Saint Jude to recite on a regular basis:
Most holy apostle, St. Jude, faithful servant
and friend of Jesus, the Church honors and
invokes you universally, as the patron of hopeless cases, of things almost despaired
of. Pray for me, I am so helpless and alone.
Make use I implore you, of that particular
privilege given to you, to bring visible and
speedy help where help is almost despaired
of. Come to my assistance in this great need
that I may receive the consolation and
help of heaven in all my necessities,
tribulations, and sufferings, particularly
(here make your request) and that I may
praise God with you and all the elect
forever. I promise, O blessed St. Jude, to be
ever mindful of this great favor, to always
honor you as my special and powerful
patron, and to gratefully encourage
devotion to you. Amen.
Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., explained how deeply we must always united ourselves to Our Lord's sufferings:
Christ and His members must be one. They must walk the same road, not only during the liturgical service, when they are lifted up together in the mysteries of the sacrifice, but also in every event of life. Christ welcomed suffering, and accepted it freely; He did not flee the hardships of life. He makes suffering in us, His members, serve the spirit; He uses it as a means of freeing us from the world and all that is temporal and thus raises us from things of his world to the thins that are eternal.
Now, during Passiontide, we must begin to live and treasure pain and suffering. In the cross, in suffering, in or crucifixion with Christ, we shall find salvation. For Him and with Him we should bear all the slight injustices committed against us. For Him we should suffer freely and willingly the unpleasant and disagreeable things that occur to us. But our faith is weak. We flee from from the cross instead of holding it dear, instead of loving it and welcoming it our as Savior did. (Father Benedict Baur, O.S.B., The Light of the World, Volume I, B. Herder Book Company, 1954, p. 595.)
We live in a world that is based upon the fraudulent belief that it is possible for men and their nations to know personal and social order absent a due subordination to Christ the King as He has revealed Himself to us through His true Church. It is no wonder, therefore, that these words of Pope Leo XIII, contained in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900, have proved to be very prophetic of our own days:
God alone is Life. All other beings partake of life, but are not life. Christ, from all eternity and by His very nature, is "the Life," just as He is the Truth, because He is God of God. From Him, as from its most sacred source, all life pervades and ever will pervade creation. Whatever is, is by Him; whatever lives, lives by Him. For by the Word "all things were made; and without Him was made nothing that was made." This is true of the natural life; but, as We have sufficiently indicated above, we have a much higher and better life, won for us by Christ's mercy, that is to say, "the life of grace," whose happy consummation is "the life of glory," to which all our thoughts and actions ought to be directed. The whole object of Christian doctrine and morality is that "we being dead to sin, should live to justice" (I Peter ii., 24)-that is, to virtue and holiness. In this consists the moral life, with the certain hope of a happy eternity. This justice, in order to be advantageous to salvation, is nourished by Christian faith. "The just man liveth by faith" (Galatians iii., II). "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews xi., 6). Consequently Jesus Christ, the creator and preserver of faith, also preserves and nourishes our moral life. This He does chiefly by the ministry of His Church. To Her, in His wise and merciful counsel, He has entrusted certain agencies which engender the supernatural life, protect it, and revive it if it should fail. This generative and conservative power of the virtues that make for salvation is therefore lost, whenever morality is dissociated from divine faith. A system of morality based exclusively on human reason robs man of his highest dignity and lowers him from the supernatural to the merely natural life. Not but that man is able by the right use of reason to know and to obey certain principles of the natural law. But though he should know them all and keep them inviolate through life-and even this is impossible without the aid of the grace of our Redeemer-still it is vain for anyone without faith to promise himself eternal salvation. "If anyone abide not in Me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up and cast him into the fire, and he burneth" john xv., 6). "He that believeth not shall be condemned" (Mark xvi., 16). We have but too much evidence of the value and result of a morality divorced from divine faith. How is it that, in spite of all the zeal for the welfare of the masses, nations are in such straits and even distress, and that the evil is daily on the increase? We are told that society is quite able to help itself; that it can flourish without the assistance of Christianity, and attain its end by its own unaided efforts. Public administrators prefer a purely secular system of government. All traces of the religion of our forefathers are daily disappearing from political life and administration. What blindness! Once the idea of the authority of God as the Judge of right and wrong is forgotten, law must necessarily lose its primary authority and justice must perish: and these are the two most powerful and most necessary bonds of society. Similarly, once the hope and expectation of eternal happiness is taken away, temporal goods will be greedily sought after. Every man will strive to secure the largest share for himself. Hence arise envy, jealousy, hatred. The consequences are conspiracy, anarchy, nihilism. There is neither peace abroad nor security at home. Public life is stained with crime.
So great is this struggle of the passions and so serious the dangers involved, that we must either anticipate ultimate ruin or seek for an efficient remedy. It is of course both right and necessary to punish malefactors, to educate the masses, and by legislation to prevent crime in every possible way: but all this is by no means sufficient. The salvation of the nations must be looked for higher. A power greater than human must be called in to teach men's hearts, awaken in them the sense of duty, and make them better. This is the power which once before saved the world from destruction when groaning under much more terrible evils. Once remove all impediments and allow the Christian spirit to revive and grow strong in a nation, and that nation will be healed. The strife between the classes and the masses will die away; mutual rights will be respected. If Christ be listened to, both rich and poor will do their duty. The former will realise that they must observe justice and charity, the latter self-restraint and moderation, if both are to be saved. Domestic life will be firmly established ( by the salutary fear of God as the Lawgiver. In the same way the precepts of the natural law, which dictates respect for lawful authority and obedience to the laws, will exercise their influence over the people. Seditions and conspiracies will cease. Wherever Christianity rules over all without let or hindrance there the order established by Divine Providence is preserved, and both security and prosperity are the happy result. The common welfare, then, urgently demands a return to Him from whom we should never have gone astray; to Him who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life,-and this on the part not only of individuals but of society as a whole. We must restore Christ to this His own rightful possession. All elements of the national life must be made to drink in the Life which proceedeth from Him- legislation, political institutions, education, marriage and family life, capital and labour. Everyone must see that the very growth of civilisation which is so ardently desired depends greatly upon this, since it is fed and grows not so much by material wealth and prosperity, as by the spiritual qualities of morality and virtue. (Pope Leo XIII, Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)
Once again, my friends, it is necessary to repeat the simple truth that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. Anything other than Catholicism results in personal and social chaos and injustice and fraud.
We are living through a Chastisement at this time. We see all manner of human beings walking around without a clue as to the meaning of their existence, content to be led by their secular messiahs in the civil government or by sports or entertainment figures or various "advice" experts. Our Lord sends us Chastisements to call men back to Himself and to ask those who are sorry for their sins to live more penitentially as they seek to offer up their own prayers and sufferings and sacrifices to His Most Sacred Heart through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. We must be content to suffer with joy and gratitude during this time of Chastisement, knowing that we, repentant sinners who despise our sins and who seek to make reparation for them before we die, can, despite our own unworthiness, help to plant a few seeds, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states in life permit, for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the world, at which time men will look to the Tree of the Holy Cross for their solace in time of suffering and woe and eschew the false remedies provided by "big government" and "big pharma."
Indeed, may we always trust in the tender mercies of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as we fly unto It through the Immaculate Heart of Mary so that we can embrace suffering with love, knowing that a safe and sure shelter awaits us in the love of these two Hearts if only we persevere until the end in states of Sanctifying Grace as members of the Catholic Church.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, 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.
Saints Simon and Jude, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints