Thomas A. Droleskey
Holy Mother Church in her infancy was persecuted mercilessly, although sometimes intermittently and with varying degrees of ferocity, by the brute force of the Roman emperors and their minions between the time of Emperor Nero's persecutions in the year 67 A.D. and the time of the Edict of Milan, issued by Emperor Constantine, in the year 313 A.D. She has been persecuted systematically throughout the course of her history, undergoing great trials at the hands of the Mohammedans, who wiped out the Faith in most of North Africa in the Seventh Century A.D. and who were about to win a decisive victory in the Battle of Tours in France before they were defeated by Charles Martel on October 10, 732 A.D., and by various heretics, including the Albigensians and the assortment of Protestant revolutionaries, many of whom, particularly the Anglicans and the Calvinists assaulted her children and her churches with demonic fury, and, of course by the anti-Incarnational social revolutionaries that trace their lineage back to the French Revolution of 1789.
It should not surprise us in the least that credible reports of the construction by the Federal government of the United States of America of detention centers and interment camps are now surfacing. Former Constitution Party candidate for President of the United States of America, Dr. Chuck Baldwin, a Baptist minister in Pensacola, Florida, and a nationally syndicated columnist, has written an article,
Why Are Internment Camps Being Built?, about these "guest facilities" that the Federal government are preparing for involuntary occupancy by large numbers of people. Perhaps even so-called "rightwing extremists" (see
All Hail! Caesar Obamus)?
Dr. Baldwin's article recounted a conversation that he had with a total stranger on an airplane flight recently:
Just a few weeks ago, I was aboard a cross-country flight when the passenger I was sitting next to (a total stranger) asked me to take a look out the window. He asked, "Do those look like internment camps to you?" I was astonished that the man (1) would even know to notice such a potentiality, and (2) would be so bold as to ask such a question of a total stranger. I must say, I was extremely happy to make his acquaintance. And we had a very warm and invigorating discussion the rest of the trip.
We were flying over Colorado, over extreme wilderness terrain, and, yes, right in the middle of nowhere, the buildings and surrounding features that I saw sure looked like internment camps to me. Of course, flying at over 30,000 feet in the sky makes it difficult for any kind of detailed analysis to take place; that is for sure.
Then, a friend recently brought this URL to my attention:
This is an advertisement by the National Guard promoting the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of "Internment/Resettlement Specialist." Question: why does the National Guard need to recruit Internment/Resettlement Specialists? What do they know that we should know?
Furthermore, I have had military personnel tell me that many of the US military bases that have been recently "closed" are also being prepared as large-scale "holding areas."
Obviously, the question that begs to be asked is, "Who is the US government planning to intern and resettle?" And another question is, "How many people are they planning to intern that would require the massive number of camps that are apparently being constructed?"
Curiously, the listing for "internment/resettlement specialists" that was found on Thursday, August 13, 2009, by pressing on the "hot link" in Chuck Baldwin's article has disappeared. There is nothing but a blank page there now. Curious, isn't it? How dare individual citizens attempt to make an "issue" out of such a matter. Obviously, this is a clear indication, at least to me, that the Federal government is indeed preparing to round up a sizable number of citizens on some pretext (another needless foreign war, some terrorist attack, a manufactured "health" emergency) and to hold them in the American equivalent of stalags or gulags, replicating the rounding up and imprisonment of even third generation Japanese-Americans by the administration of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1942 after formal American involvement in World War II had begun.
Although the National Guard website has had its job listing for concentration camp goons expunged from its website, there are places on the internet whose webmasters alertly copied the job listing:
“Internment / Resettlement Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. Internment / Resettlement Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare, and security to US military prisoners within a confinement or correctional facility; provide custody, control, supervision and security to internees within a detention/internment facility; conduct inspections; prepare written reports; coordinate activities of prisoners/internees and staff personnel.
Some of your duties as an Internment / Resettlement Specialist may include:
* Assisting with supervision and management of confinement and detention operations
* Providing internal or external security to confinement/corrections facilities or detention/internment facilities
* Providing custody, control, supervision and escort to all security levels of U.S. military prisoners or internees/detainees
* Counseling and guidance to individual prisoners within a rehabilitative program
* Preparing or reviewing reports and records of prisoners/internees and programs” (see a report about this on the World Net Daily site, National Guard asked to explain 'internment' jobs)
Why would this job description for federally-employed internment goons just "disappear" from the National Guard website unless Big Brother got caught by surprise? Caesar Obamus and his minions mean business. They got caught this time. They'll just take their recruitment campaign underground, that's all.
As a Marxist-trained disciple of the late Communist Frank Marshall Davis who cut his political eye teeth as an "in your face" "community organizer" according to the "gospel" of the late Saul Alinsky, Barack Hussein Obama, who is utterly incompetent without his TelePrompter and is prone to make as many factual mistakes as his intellectually-challenged statist predecessor in the White House, George Walker Bush, believes that he has both the obligation and the moral authority to do everything possible to discredit and/or silence his opponents. He is far more deadly serious about his form of statist control of the country than former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, who was too busy enjoying the perquisites of his office and indulging his insatiable appetites to be seen as anything other than a rank amateur in comparison with Caesar Obamus.
One can get "lost in the trees" over all of this, trying to figure out where the camps are and how to "stop" us from being rounded up. One must not get lost in these trees. We must keep focused on the root causes of our problems as we recognize that our current situation is indeed a Chastisement for our sins and those of our country (see Das Vierte Reich).
There is no need to belabor the fact that I have tried to explain time and time and time again my teaching and speaking and writing careers: each of the problems of Modernity is the direct and inevitable result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolt and institutionalized by the anthropocentric (man-centered), naturalistic "philosophies" of the "enlightenment" to which the lodges of Judeo-Masonry are so very devoted. We are merely witnessing the perfection of the inherent degeneracy of the founding principles, that is, we are witnessing the logical results that occur when men attempt to found nations on the false belief that they can know personal and social order absent a due subordination to the truths of the Catholic Faith in all that pertains to the eternal good of their immortal souls, upon which rests the entirety of social order.
God is patient. He is infinitely merciful. He is, however, also just. He is not going to suffer the crimes of this nation interminably. He permits us to suffer the consequences of our own sins in order to move us to seek out His Mercy in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance and to prompt us to live penitentially as the clients of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. God also permits men and their nations who continue to persist in their sins unrepentantly to suffer the consequences of their defiance of the binding precepts of His Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law. There is no escaping the chastising hand of God, and any of us who think that we are especially "innocent" of the crimes of the United States of America against Him and are thus "undeserving" of suffering at the hands of Caesar Obamus and his minions by being rounded up and imprisoned and drugged in an effort to "re-educate" us is engaged in pure self-deception. Each of us has made our compromises with the world. Each of us has refused to stand up when we should have stood up in defense of the Holy Faith.
The Chastisement that is upon us at the present time need not alarm us. Not all. We must face this Chastisement with perfect equanimity as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother. We are not naturalists who fear harm to the body or who are afraid to sacrifice our liberty if we must defend the Holy Faith by being tortured and/or imprisoned. We are Catholics, people who recognize that suffering is the path to eternal glory in Heaven, people who embrace suffering with love, recognizing that. We must consider it our singular privilege to suffer from the Faith, recognizing that the coming "round-up," and there will be a "round-up" sooner or later, might be the very merciful means appointed by God by which we can save our souls and thus go to Heaven despite our own many sins against Charity and Justice and Truth.
Saint Paul explained this in Chapter Twelve of his Epistle to the Hebrews:
And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us: Looking on Jesus, the author and finisher of faith, who having joy set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and now sitteth on the right hand of the throne of God. For think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. For you have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin: And you have forgotten the consolation, which speaketh to you, as unto children, saying: My son, neglect not the discipline of the Lord; neither be thou wearied whilst thou art rebuked by him.
For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth; and he scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Persevere under discipline. God dealeth with you as with his sons; for what son is there, whom the father doth not correct? But if you be without chastisement, whereof all are made partakers, then are you bastards, and not sons. Moreover we have had fathers of our flesh, for instructors, and we reverenced them: shall we not much more obey the Father of spirits, and live? And they indeed for a few days, according to their own pleasure, instructed us: but he, for our profit, that we might receive his sanctification.
Now all chastisement for the present indeed seemeth not to bring with it joy, but sorrow: but afterwards it will yield, to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, And make straight steps with your feet: that no one, halting, may go out of the way; but rather be healed. Follow peace with all men, and holiness: without which no man shall see God. Looking diligently, lest any man be wanting to the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up do hinder, and by it many be defiled.
Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau; who for one mess, sold his first birthright. For know ye that afterwards, when he desired to inherit the benediction, he was rejected; for he found no place of repentance, although with tears he had sought it. For you are not come to a mountain that might be touched, and a burning fire, and a whirlwind, and darkness, and storm, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which they that heard excused themselves, that the word might not be spoken to them: For they did not endure that which was said: And if so much as a beast shall touch the mount, it shall be stoned.
And so terrible was that which was seen, Moses said: I am frighted, and tremble. But you are come to mount Sion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels, And to the church of the firstborn, who are written in the heavens, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of the just made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new testament, and to the sprinkling of blood which speaketh better than that of Abel. See that you refuse him not that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke upon the earth, much more shall not we, that turn away from him that speaketh to us from heaven.
Whose voice then moved the earth; but now he promiseth, saying: Yet once more, and I will move not only the earth, but heaven also. And in that he saith, Yet once more, he signifieth the translation of the moveable things as made, that those things may remain which are immoveable. Therefore receiving an immoveable kingdom, we have grace; whereby let us serve, pleasing God, with fear and reverence. For our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12: 1-29.)
We must look upon this era of Chastisement with joy and gratitude, not with naturalistic fear. Sure, yes, of course, we must attempt to expose the plans of the statists and oppose them for as long as we are able to do so, seeking to pray and to make sacrifices for the conversion of our would-be jailers and torturers to the true Faith, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order. When all is said and done, however, there will be that big "round-up." And many conciliar "bishops" will be applauding that "round-up" when it occurs. Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI himself, who calls down upon his head the wrath of God every time he esteems the symbols of false religions or praises their places of false worship as "sacred" or extols their nonexistent "ability" to "contribute" to the building of the "better" world, would not be all that terribly concerned, would continue to wish a "blessing" on Obama and all of his "work" (see
A "Blessing" on a Murderer and His Work).
We will be rounded up solely because we believe in the Apostles' Creed regardless of where we fall along the vast fault line of the ecclesiastical divide in this time of apostasy and betrayal. Like Pope Saint Pontian and his better enemy, Saint Hippolytus, who was an antipope who had himself declared a "pope" in opposition to Pontian, who were reconciled during their exile in hard labor on the island of Sardinia in the Third Century A.D., many of us might be reconciled in those internment centers to some of our fellow Catholics from whom the conciliar revolutionaries have divided us. The statists don't care much for theological distinctions, as important as they are to God, who hates heresy, and to us. No, it will be enough for the statists that we do not march in lock-step with Caesar Obamus, that we are deemed to be "rightwing extremists" for opposing chemical and surgical baby-killing and perversity and statism. It will be enough to believe in the Apostles' Creed, as I noted about thirty-nine months ago now.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ taught us that we must expect persecution. Why should we disappointed Our Divine Master and Saviour, Our Lord and Redeemer, Christ the King, by fearing anything that the likes of Caesar Obamus and his minions can do to us?
Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved. And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come. The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?
Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. (Matthew 10: 16-40.)
These words apply to us. Here and now. Don't get lost in the mania or the hysteria of the news. Just stay in a state of Sanctifying Grace by clinging to true bishops and true bishops in the catacombs who make no concessions to conciliarism or its false shepherds. Remember that millions upon millions of our spiritual ancestors have been through this--and worse--throughout the history of the Church (see just two examples in Catholics Care About Offending God). They are praying for our own fortitude in this time of apostasy and betrayal at the hands of the Modernists and this time of statism at the hands of the lords of Modernity.
Our Lady, whose bodily Assumption into Heaven we celebrate this day, August 15, explained to the Venerable Mary of Agreda that the state of the world would be worsened if those claiming to be pastors of souls abandoned the truths of the Faith, reminding us to persevere in the midst of all sufferings:
All are the children of the eternal Father who is in heaven (Matt 23, 9) and all are obliged to have a care of their brethren according to each one's condition. This obligation rests more especially upon the children of the Church, who can live up to it by their prayers and supplications. But this duty lies still more directly upon those who have influence, upon those who are nourished by the Christian faith, and who enjoy more of the benefits of the liberal hand of the Almighty. Those who through the law of Christ are favored with temporal advantages and make use of them for the service and the delights of the flesh, are they who, as the powerful, are to be more powerfully tormented (Matt 23, 9). If the pastors and the chiefs of the house of the Lord seek only a life of ease, without caring to engage in true earnest labor, they will make themselves accountable for the ruin of the flock of Christ and for the carnage brought on by the infernal wolves. O my daughter, into what a lamentable tate has the Christian people been cast by the powerful, by their pastors, and by the wicked ministers, whom God has given them in his secret judgments! O what confusion and chastisements await them! Before the tribunal of the just Judge they will have no excuse; since the Catholic truth undeceives them, their conscience loudly protests, while they wilfully remain deaf to all warnings.
The cause of God remains neglected and without a champion; his possessions, which are the souls, are left without increase; all as it were look but to their own interest and preservation, each one according to his own diabolical cunning and according to his state of life. Truth is obscured, flattery raises its voice, avarice is unbridled, the blood of Christ is trodden under foot, the fruits of the Redemption are held in contempt; no one wishes to risk his own comfort or interest in order to save what has cost the Savior his blood and life. Even the friends of God are influenced by evils; for they do not make use of their charity and its holy liberty as they ought; and most of them allow themselves to be overcome by their cowardice and content themselves with working for themselves alone, forsaking the common cause of the souls of others. Hence thou mayest understand, my daughter, that now, after the evangelical Church has been established by my divine Son and fertilized by his own blood, hose unhappy times have come, of which the Lord himself complains through his holy Prophets, saying; what the palmerworm hath left the locust has eaten, and what the locust left the bruchus consumed, and the residue is destroyed by mildew; (Joel 1, 4) and in order to gather some fruits from his vineyard, the Lord goes about like the gleaner after the vintage, who seeks some remaining grape, or some olive, which is not dried up, or carried away by the demons (Is. 24, 13).
Tell me now, my daughter, how is it possible, if thou still hast a true love for my divine Son and for me, that thou find consolation or rest in thy heart at the sight of the loss of souls, which He redeemed by his blood and I have sought with blood-mingled tears? Even today, if I could shed them, I would begin to do so with new weeping and compassion; and since it is not possible for me now to weep over the dangers threatening the Church, I wish that thou do it and that thou spurn consolation in a misfortune so calamitous and so worthy of lament. Weep bitterly then, and lose not the merit of such a sorrow; and let it be so deep, that thou findst no relief except in affliction for the sake of the Lord whom thou lovest. Think of what I did, in order to stave off the damnation of Herod and to prevent it for those who wish to avail themselves of my intercession. In the beatific vision I pray without ceasing for the salvation of my clients. Let not the labors and tribulations sent to thee by my divine Son intimidate thee from helping thy brethren and acquiring them for the possession of Christ. Amidst the injuries done to Him by the children of Adam, do thou labor to recompense them in some measure by the purity of thy soul, which I desire shall be rather that of an angel than of an earthborn woman. Fight the battles of the Lord against his enemies and in his name and mine, crush their head, reign over their pride and cast them into hell. Do thou also counsel the ministers of Christ with whom thou conversest, to use their power in doing the same, to defend the souls in lively faith and, in them, the honor and glory of the Lord; for thus shall they repress and vanquish them with divine power. (The Venerable Mary of Agreda, A Popular Abridgement of The Mystical City of God, pp. 707-709.)
We have nothing to complain about, my friends, nothing at all. Indeed, we have much to rejoice about as the merciful designs of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus seek to draw us closer into Its ineffable Love and Mercy through the Immaculate Heart of Mary as we bear our share of hardship which the Gospel entails, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit.
Today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is the eighth Saturday in
Bishop McKenna's Rosary Crusade. We meditate today upon the mystery of Our Lord being crowned with thorns, pray to have a love of contempt. Oh, my good readers, it is wonderful to be held in contempt, to be misunderstood and hated and calumniated. It is good to have one's pride beaten up one side and down the other, to have one's reputation dragged the mud and to have one's name associated with insanity, or worse. We must have such a love of contempt that we will accept the "big round up when it occurs in Stalag or Gulag America, recognizing that such a "round-up" might be the only path by which we can make reparation for our sins and thus enjoy the glory of the Beatific Vision in the company of the Queen of Heaven and Earth who was Assumed body and soul into Heaven.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now ?
Viva Cristo Rey!