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                  October 4, 2008

Take A Good Look Around You

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Very few people, save for professional truck drivers, travel the country as much we do. We run into thousands upon thousands of average Americans in our travels. Most of these people, my friends, are absolutely clueless about First and Last Things. They are, whether or not they realize it, lost in a world incoherency and illogical and irrationality and sentimentality and relativism wrought by the Protestant Revolt and Judeo-Masonry. They are naturalists to the core of their being, living from one moment to the next either with no thought of their eternal destiny or laboring under the delusion that they are "saved." Almost none of them realize that every problem in the world has been caused by Original Sin and our own Actual Sins and that there is no political, constitutional, nondenominational, interdenominational, naturalistic or ideological "solution" to any social problem whatsoever.

The absolute madness of this world of naturalism in which we are awash is the direct result of the false, naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian principles upon which the modern civil state, including that of the United States of America, was founded, in a direct rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King, Who must be recognized by every civil state as its King, a King Who must reign by royal prerogative and not because He has been chosen by His creatures at the ballot box!

Was it the mind of the founding fathers of the United States of America that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ be recognized as the King of men and their nations as He has revealed Himself to us exclusively through the Catholic Church that He created upon the rock of Peter, the Pope. Of course not. The founders of this nation believed in the fundamental, abject, blasphemous lie that it is possible for men to organize themselves collectively in institutions of civil governance without subordinating themselves at all times and in all circumstances to the Deposit of Faith that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has entrusted solely to His true Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication.

The founders were too "enlightened," you see. They were men of the rationalistic, naturalistic "enlightenment," also known as the "age of the reason. These men had contempt for the era of Christendom and believed in a warped, distorted and false view of history as a result. Anyone who celebrates the founders of the United States of America as men worth admiring ought to reckon with the hatred that many of them had for Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His true Church, a hatred that comes from Hell itself and is therefore impossible to serve as the foundation of any kind of just social order whatsoever.

Take a look at the hatred of some of the "founders" for God Incarnate and His true Church  Take a look  Take a hard look in order to recognize that a rotten foundation based on hatred for Christ the King and His true Church--and the counterfeit church of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the false principles of Modernity--is responsible for the social chaos and a country full of zombie-like creatures who are led by irrationality and sentimentality into surrendering more and more of their legitimate liberties to the monster state of Modernity in order that they can "enjoy" their materialistic and other naturalistic pursuits without giving First and Last Things much in the way of any thought whatsoever at any point in their lives. A constitution based on a rejection of the true Faith must degenerate over the course of time. No exercise of of the "cloven hooves" of votes is going to retard this degeneration in the slightest:

The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.

Unembarrassed by attachments to noble families, hereditary lines and successions, or any considerations of royal blood, even the pious mystery of holy oil had no more influence than that other of holy water: the people universally were too enlightened to be imposed on by artifice; and their leaders, or more properly followers, were men of too much honour to attempt it. Thirteen governments thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favour of the rights of mankind. ( President John Adams: "A Defense of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America," 1787-1788)

"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away {with} all this artificial scaffolding…" (11 April, 1823, John Adams letter to Thomas Jefferson, Adams-Jefferson Letters, ed. Lester J. Cappon, II, 594).

Can a free government possibly exist with the Roman Catholic religion? (John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, May 19, 1821)

I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved -- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced! (John Adams, Letter to Thomas Jefferson, quoted in 200 Years of Disbelief, by James Hauck)

"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect."—James Madison, letter to William Bradford, Jr„ April I, 1774

". . . Freedom arises from the multiplicity of sects, which pervades America and which is the best and only security for religious liberty in any society. For where there is such a variety of sects, there cannot be a majority of any one sect to oppress and persecute the rest."—James Madison, spoken at the Virginia convention on ratification of the Constitution, June 1778

"During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution."—-James Madison, "A Memorial and Remonstrance," addressed to the Virginia General Assembly, 1785

History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes. (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Alexander von Humboldt, December, 1813.)

May it be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the grace of God. These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them. (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Roger Weigthman, June 24, 1826, ten days before Jefferson's death.)


I am a sinner. I have offended God very much in my life by means of my sins. I hate my past sins and pray that I will live long enough to make reparation for them. I will not add to these sins, however, by extolling for one moment any man who showed such contempt for Our Divine Redeemer and His true Faith as these truly hideous, naturalistic monsters as these "founders," men who believed that they were "liberating" men and their nations from "bondage" to "superstition" and "artifice." While we love our country and will her good by planting the seeds for her conversion to the true Faith, we do not for one moment extol any man who hated Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and who believed that there was any foundation for personal or social order other than Catholicism. We do not extol the ideas of any such a man.

No, it does not matter that a veritable array of Catholics, both in the clergy and in the laity, enabled these naturalists of the Eighteenth Century, thereby setting the stage for conciliar "bishops" and "priests" to serve as lackeys for the pro-aborts of both major organized crime families in this country (Democrat and Republican parties). The falsity of the naturalistic foundations of the modern civil state was propounded upon by pope after pope in the Nineteenth Century, popes who inspired the late Louis-Edouard-François-Desiré Cardinal Pie to join in their spirited defense of the simple fact that to deny the Social Reign of Christ the King is to deny that He is God at all!

The anti-Incarnational lie of Americanism is the lie of Martin Luther and Judeo-Masonry all rolled into one, that is, the lie that the true Church must not be recognized by the civil state as its official religion. This is false, as I quoted Pope Saint Pius X's firm declaration in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906, to this effect endless numbers of times on this site. This lie was also exploded by the late Louis-Edouard-François-Desiré Cardinal Pie, as can be see in this passage from Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers (which is available from Mr. Hugh Akin's Catholic Action Resource Center):

"If Jesus Christ," proclaims Msgr. Pie in a magnificent pastoral instruction, "if Jesus Christ Who is our light whereby we are drawn out of the seat of darkness and from the shadow of death, and Who has given to the world the treasure of truth and grace, if He has not enriched the world, I mean to say the social and political world itself, from the great evils which prevail in the heart of paganism, then it is to say that the work of Jesus Christ is not a divine work. Even more so: if the Gospel which would save men is incapable of procuring the actual progress of peoples, if the revealed light which is profitable to individuals is detrimental to society at large, if the scepter of Christ, sweet and beneficial to souls, and perhaps to families, is harmful and unacceptable for cities and empires; in other words, if Jesus Christ to whom the Prophets had promised and to Whom His Father had given the nations as a heritage, is not able to exercise His authority over them for it would be to their detriment and temporal disadvantage, it would have to be concluded that Jesus Christ is not God". . . .

"To say Jesus Christ is the God of individuals and of families, but not the God of peoples and of societies, is to say that He is not God. To say that Christianity is the law of individual man and is not the law of collective man, is to say that Christianity is not divine. To say that the Church is the judge of private morality, but has nothing to do with public and political morality, is to say that the Church is not divine."

In fine, Cardinal Pie insists:

"Christianity would not be divine if it were to have existence within individuals but not with regard to societies."

Fr. de St. Just asks, in conclusion:

"Could it be proven in clearer terms that social atheism conduces to individualistic atheism?"

Moving ahead several pages in Fr. de St. Just's The Kingship of Christ According to Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, we continue with Msgr. Pie's observations:

"There is no more public morality, no more justice, you will say. These results astonish you; it should have been easy to predict. Isn't this as a pagan saying has it, that it would be easier to build a city in the air than to have a society without God. Isn't this what the Roman orator [Cicero] had said, that the stability of commerce and the greatest of virtues, which in justice, would be undermined along with loss of respect for a strong faith in the divinity? Hasn't the Holy Ghost declared in the most energetic language that when impious men rule men can expect nothing other than ruin: 'When the wicked shall bear rule, the people shall mourn' (Prov. 9: 2)

"You add: all is going, all is in decline. And still you are astonished again, this should have been easy to foresee ... Because the legislation has made a profession of neutrality and of abstention concerning the existence of God, upon what foundation will its proper authority be established? In permitting me to not acknowledge God, am I not authorized to belittle God Himself? We have not elected to place dogma in the law, you tell me. And I reply: if the dogma of the existence of God i snot found in the law, then the law is no longer so in the true sense of the word, it is nothing but a pipedream." (pp. 50-53, 63).

"Neither in His Person," Card, Pie said in a celebrated pastoral instruction, "nor in the exercise of His rights, can Jesus Christ be divided, dissolved, split up; in Him the distinction of natures and operations can never be separated or opposed; the divine cannot be incompatible to the human, nor the human to the divine. On the contrary, it is the peace, the drawing together, the reconciliation; it is the very character of union which has made the two things one: 'He is our peace, Who hat made both one. . .'  (Eph. 2:14). This is why St. John told us: 'every spirit that dissolveth Jesus is not of God. And this is Antichrist, of whom you have heard that he cometh: and is now already in the world' (1 John 4:3; cf. also 1 John 2:18, 22; 2 John: 7). "So then, Card. Pie continues, "when I hear certain talk being spread around, certain pithy statements (i.e., 'Separation of Church and State,' for one, and the enigmatic axiom 'A free Church in a free State,' for another) prevailing from day to day, and which are being introduced into the heart of societies, the dissolvent by which the world must perish, I utter this cry of alarm: Beware the Antichrist."

Fr. de St. Just adds:

"Accordingly, the Bishop of Poitiers had always fought against THE SEPARATION OF Church and State. Moreover, he opposed all separations, that of reason and faith, of nature and grace, of natural religion and revealed religion, the separation of the philosopher and the Christian, of private man and public man. He saw in all these [separations] a resurgence of Manichean dualism and he had fought all these with, the supreme argument, the law formed by Christ. Therefore, it is in all truth, writing to [Minister of the Interior] the Count of Presigny, that he could render this testimony:

'We have nothing in common with the theorists of disunion and opposition of two orders, temporal and spiritual, natural and supernatural. We struggle, on the contrary, with all our strength against these doctrines of separation which is leading to the denial of religion itself and of revealed religion.'"

Fr. de St. Just returns at this point and introduces us to what is perhaps Msgr. Pie's strongest language, with regard to this entire subject:

"To this doctrine of the Church, which Msgr. Pie brought to the mind of the rulers of nations, the liberals would oppose acts favoring separation.

"Certain countries, Belgium and America, for example, haven't they proclaimed the separation of Church and State, and doesn't the Church enjoy a more complete liberty under such a system?"

Cardinal Pie responded firmly to this question:

'THE AMERICAN AND BELGIUM SYSTEM, this system of philosophical-political indifference, shall eternally be a bastard system" (pp. 122-124 in Fr. de St. Just's book) (Selected Writings of Selected Writings of Cardinal Pie of Poitiers, Catholic Action Resource Center, Orlando, Florida, October, 2007, pp. 21-23.)


Pope Leo XIII, who encouraged Catholics to vote in the Third Republic of France but forbade Catholics in Italy from participating in elections there (a decision that was reversed by Pope Saint Pius X in 1904 but premised upon the pursuit of a rational good, which is always the foundation for any moral action of ours), wrote the following in Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900:

From this it may clearly be seen what consequences are to be expected from that false pride which, rejecting our Saviour's Kingship, places man at the summit of all things and declares that human nature must rule supreme. And yet, this supreme rule can neither be attained nor even defined. The rule of Jesus Christ derives its form and its power from Divine Love: a holy and orderly charity is both its foundation and its crown. Its necessary consequences are the strict fulfilment of duty, respect of mutual rights, the estimation of the things of heaven above those of earth, the preference of the love of God to all things. But this supremacy of man, which openly rejects Christ, or at least ignores Him, is entirely founded upon selfishness, knowing neither charity nor selfdevotion. Man may indeed be king, through Jesus Christ: but only on condition that he first of all obey God, and diligently seek his rule of life in God's law. By the law of Christ we mean not only the natural precepts of morality and the Ancient Law, all of which Jesus Christ has perfected and crowned by His declaration, explanation and sanction; but also the rest of His doctrine and His own peculiar institutions. Of these the chief is His Church. Indeed whatsoever things Christ has instituted are most fully contained in His Church. Moreover, He willed to perpetuate the office assigned to Him by His Father by means of the ministry of the Church so gloriously founded by Himself. On the one hand He confided to her all the means of men's salvation, on the other He most solemnly commanded men to be subject to her and to obey her diligently, and to follow her even as Himself: "He that heareth you, heareth Me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth Me" (Luke x, 16). Wherefore the law of Christ must be sought in the Church. Christ is man's "Way"; the Church also is his "Way"-Christ of Himself and by His very nature, the Church by His commission and the communication of His power. Hence all who would find salvation apart from the Church, are led astray and strive in vain.

As with individuals, so with nations. These, too, must necessarily tend to ruin if they go astray from "The Way." The Son of God, the Creator and Redeemer of mankind, is King and Lord of the earth, and holds supreme dominion over men, both individually and collectively. "And He gave Him power, and glory, and a kingdom: and all peoples, tribes, and tongues shall serve Him" (Daniel vii., 14). "I am appointed King by Him . . . I will give Thee the Gentiles for Thy inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for Thy possession" (Psalm ii., 6, 8). Therefore the law of Christ ought to prevail in human society and be the guide and teacher of public as well as of private life. Since this is so by divine decree, and no man may with impunity contravene it, it is an evil thing for the common weal wherever Christianity does not hold the place that belongs to it. When Jesus Christ is absent, human reason fails, being bereft of its chief protection and light, and the very end is lost sight of, for which, under God's providence, human society has been built up. This end is the obtaining by the members of society of natural good through the aid of civil unity, though always in harmony with the perfect and eternal good which is above nature. But when men's minds are clouded, both rulers and ruled go astray, for they have no safe line to follow nor end to aim at. (Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus, November 1, 1900.)


No election is going to retard the degeneration of a country that rejects the "Saviour's Kingship," placing "man at the summit of all things and declares that human nature must rule supreme." No "debate" between naturalists who reject the Social Reign of Christ the King will contribute to the elevation of social discourse or lead to an "informed" electorate no matter how well the naturalists in question (Barack Obama, John McCain, Joseph Biden, Sarah Palin) stick to their talking points in an articulate and forceful manner (making various factual errors in that articulate and forceful manner rather recklessly). No amount of flag waving and reproduction of "red, white and blue" colors can mask the fact that we are face to face with what happens to a nation founded on a rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King.

[Just parenthetically. His Excellency Bishop Donald A. Sanborn noted in his masterful The Cult of Liberty that the flag of the United States of America is a celebration of this rejection of the Social Reign of Christ the King:

[I am afraid that not even Old Glory managed to escape the influence of the freedom-from-God principles of Freemasonry. Although the origins of the Stars and Stripes are obscure, we do know that the original use of horizontal red and white stripes was by the Protestant Dutch in their rebellion against Catholic Spain. It surfaces again on British ships, seen flying it as they were helping the French Huguenots (Protestants) against their fellow Catholic countrymen. It next surfaced as the flag of the Sons of Liberty, a radical, masonic group which put on the Boston Tea Party.

[So even the flag participates historically in this culture of freeing oneself from the “slavery” of Roman Catholicism, and ultimately from any civil government which is not democratic, that is, which is not merely a functionary of the people’s will. (The Cult of Liberty--please read this article in its entirety.)]


As I have explained before, I do not expect very many people (only about 250-350 read any one of these topical articles) to accept these fundamental truths. I do not expect very many people to care about the actual facts of how the so-called "lesser of two evils" in the 2000 election has institutionalized monstrous evils under cover of civil law while sleepy-eyed "conservative" naturalists assured themselves over and over all again that all was well because the Democrat Party bogeymen of 2000 and 2004 had been slain at the ballot box, happily oblivious to the facts of the evils that have been done by "conservative," "pro-life" administrations, facts that I have documented time and time and time again (see: Y2K's Lesser Evil Has Brought Us Great Evils, Every Error Imaginable, We Have Learned Nothing, 2004, We Continue to Learn Nothing, 2004, Justice Will Lose No Matter Who Wins, 2000, The Inconvenience of Truth, Selective Use of Executive Power.)

Please don't blame me if United States Senator Barack Hussein Obama, D-Illinois, and his fantasy-land running mate, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. (who contends that Hezbollah was "kicked" out of Lebanon by the United States and France, something that has never happened, and who has said that Franklin Delano Roosevelt appeared on "television" in 1929 to discuss the stock market crash when the fabled thirty-third degree Mason from Hyde Park, New York was Governor of the State of New York and long before even experimental television stations were broadcasting!), defeat the ticket of United States Senator John Sidney McCain III and Sarah Heath Palin (who chooses to answer only those questions she is prepared to answer, assuming, that is, she is not spotting Vladmir Putin's plane in Alaskan airspace and when she is not demonstrating ignorance of the constitutional powers of the Vice Presidency of the United States of America or expressing "tolerance" for the 'right" of people to offend God by means of perverted acts). No, Barack Hussein Obama's election would be the result of the abject failures of President George Walker Bush, whose evils (which have included, over and above the unjust invasion and occupation of Iraq, increased funding for chemical assassinations of children by means of domestic and international "family planning" programs, authorization for over-the-counter sales of the so-called Plan B "emergency" contraceptive, an effort to have pro-life veteran Joseph Scheidler labeled as a "racketeer" who was interfering with a legitimate business, namely, baby-killing, etc; please see: Absolute Insanity) have been accepted with a shrug of the shoulders by most "conservatives," many of whom don't even want to believe the facts about Bush's real record when it is presented to them in black and white.

Then Texas Governor George Walker Bush only won election in the year 2000 because over 95,000 committed leftists in the State of Florida voted for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader rather than then Vice President of the United States of America Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. Nader received over two and one-half million votes nationally, meaning that the combined total of Gore's 600,000 vote plurality over Bush in the national popular vote total and Nader's was over three million vote, indicating the drift to the naturalistic "left" of this country. Bush won re-election in the year 2004 because of the events of September 11, 2001. Bush personally has made Barack Hussein Obama electable, not me, thank you very much.

Mind you, Obama is receiving a healthy assist from John Sidney McCain III, who is constantly grasping at "messages" he can deliver to make himself appear acceptable to "independents" in the various "swing states" that are in play this year. Naturalists such as John McCain who believe in nothing other than their own careers are really defenseless against naturalists such as Barack Obama who are truly committed to a certain brand or flavor, if you will, of naturalism. There is no turning back the "leftist" tide in this country at the ballot box or by any other naturalistic means.

The late Aleksandr I. Solzhneitsyn, no friend of the true Faith, noted that the consistency of the leftist strain of naturalism is always more appealing and more attractive than any secular alternative:

As humanism in its development became more and more materialistic, it made itself increasingly accessible to speculation and manipulation at first by socialism and then by communism. So that Karl Marx was able to say in 1844 that "communism is naturalized humanism."

This statement turned out not to be entirely senseless. One does see the same stones in the foundations of a despiritualized humanism and of any type of socialism: endless materialism; freedom from religion and religious responsibility, which under communist regimes reach the stage of anti-religious dictatorship; concentration on social structures with a seemingly scientific approach. (This is typical of the Enlightenment in the Eighteenth Century and of Marxism). Not by coincidence all of communism's meaningless pledges and oaths are about Man, with a capital M, and his earthly happiness. At first glance it seems an ugly parallel: common traits in the thinking and way of life of today's West and today's East? But such is the logic of materialistic development.

The interrelationship is such, too, that the current of materialism which is most to the left always ends up by being stronger, more attractive and victorious, because it is more consistent. Humanism without its Christian heritage cannot resist such competition. We watch this process in the past centuries and especially in the past decades, on a world scale as the situation becomes increasingly dramatic. Liberalism was inevitably displaced by radicalism, radicalism had to surrender to socialism and socialism could never resist communism. The communist regime in the East could stand and grow due to the enthusiastic support from an enormous number of Western intellectuals who felt a kinship and refused to see communism's crimes. When they no longer could do so, they tried to justify them. In our Eastern countries, communism has suffered a complete ideological defeat; it is zero and less than zero. But Western intellectuals still look at it with interest and with empathy, and this is precisely what makes it so immensely difficult for the West to withstand the East. (Solzhenitsyn's Harvard Address, A World Split Apart, June 8, 1978.)


Our electoral system is the equivalent of contests between the likes of Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky, and no one has any moral obligation to vote for the likes of a Stalin or a Trotsky. All papal injunctions concerning voting must be applied in the concrete circumstances in which men find themselves. No one has an obligation to cast a vote in a fraudulent system that advances evil by leaps and bounds no matter who gets elected.

Pope Pius XII, who addressed the issue of voting in the same allocution in which he told women who had children had home not to serve in elected office, never approved of Catholics voting in the sham elections of Communist countries. It is simply my contention, one that is eminently defensible as a nonbinding judgment based on an application of the principles of proportionality to the actual facts of our situation (see When Lesser is Greater), that elections in the United States of America have become, with perhaps a few exceptions at the state and local levels, sham elections between competing sets of naturalists who advance evils by overt and subtle means. Don't agree? Fine and dandy. Just check back, as I keep saying, in four or eight or twelve years to see how things have not changed.

Perhaps this passage from When Lesser is Greater, containing a quote from Orestes Brownson's National Greatness, followed by a paragraph of my own will help to put the mania of the moment into some perspective:

That we measure all things by the standard of this life and this world is evinced by the judgments we pass on other nations. In judging others, we always judge ourselves. Tell us what nation you place highest in the scale of nations, and you tell us what are your own views of what constitutes true national greatness. We, as a people, very generally count highest in the scale of contemporary nations those in which the national energy displays itself most exclusively in an industrial direction, and which are most successful in multiplying wealth and luxury. Since the great events in the sixteenth century, which out of courtesy we must call the reformation, although it was any thing but a reformation, there has sprung up a new social order, not known in the middle ages, and not yet universally adopted in Catholic countries. The whole tendency of this order is in an industrial direction. It places this world before the other, time before eternity, the body before the soul, the praise of men before the praise of God. It esteems the riches of this world more than the riches of divine grace, and bids us strive to live, not in the order of grace, but in the order of nature. Under this order the great aim is to be rich, independent, well off in time; to be distinguished, held in high repute one by another. We reverse the maxim of the Gospel, and say, Be not anxious for the soul, take no need to the worship of God, nor to obedience to his laws; but seek first to get on well in this world, look to the main chance, get rich, honestly, of course, if you can, but get rich, be distinguished, and then the kingdom of God and his justice will be added unto you unto you;--or if not, it will be no great matter. (Orestes Brownson, National Greatness.)


Orestes Brownson wrote this in the year 1846. You tell me how any of this has changed? You tell me how the intervening presidential elections of 1848, 1852, 1856, 1864, 1868, 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1916, 1920, 1924,1928, 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 has changed just one little bit of Orestes Brownson's description of American national life 162 years ago? We have changed for the worse, not the better, as the residual influences of Catholicism have waned--and as the counterfeit church of conciliarism made its own evil "reconciliation" not only with the principles of 1789 but also with those of 1776 and 1787. Indeed, conciliarism's view of the world and Church-State relations is premised upon the very Americanism that has convinced Catholics to believe that it is through interdenominational and/or nondenominational efforts at the ballot box that "change" is effected in society. The one, conciliarism, could not have occurred with the other, Americanism. This has been a system of "greater" evils from the very beginning, starting with the contention that men do not need the authority of the Catholic Church to direct them, either personally or socially, and that they can be virtuous on their own without belief in, access to and cooperation with Sanctifying Grace. (When Lesser is Greater.)


Pope Pius XI, writing in Ubi Arcano Dei Consilio, December 23, 1922, explained the fraudulent nature of many political contests:

To these evils we must add the contests between political parties, many of which struggles do not originate in a real difference of opinion concerning the public good or in a laudable and disinterested search for what would best promote the common welfare, but in the desire for power and for the protection of some private interest which inevitably result in injury to the citizens as a whole. From this course there often arise robberies of what belongs rightly to the people, and even conspiracies against and attacks on the supreme authority of the state, as well as on its representatives. These political struggles also beget threats of popular action and, at times, eventuate in open rebellion and other disorders which are all the more deplorable and harmful since they come from a public to whom it has been given, in our modern democratic states, to participate in very large measure in public life and in the affairs of government. Now, these different forms of government are not of themselves contrary to the principles of the Catholic Faith, which can easily be reconciled with any reasonable and just system of government. Such governments, however, are the most exposed to the danger of being overthrown by one faction or another.


No one has any obligation to participate in contests that "do not originate in a real difference of opinion concerning the public good or in a laudable and disinterested search for what would best promote the common welfare." (See: The Fraud of Voting.) Those who want to believe that "things" are different this year are free to act as they desire. Those who believe that this year's Democrat Party bogeyman is more of a threat than the one four or eight or twelve years before are free to hold their noses, as they put it, this year as I did when casting my last "pragmatic" vote in 1992, a time when I made almost every single one of the arguments in favor of voting for then President George Herbert Walker Bush in light of the real horrors of then Arkansas Governor William Jefferson Blythe Clinton that are being made now by those who, in all good conscience, of course, believe that Barack Hussein Obama is the worst of the worst. All I ask is for people to take a good look around them and to see that things are only going to get worse with each passing election year as more and more leftists emerge from the concentration camps known as public schools and universities and from most of the institutions of miseducation under the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. This is a sham. This is a farce, and no one but no one has any moral obligation to participate in a farce.

Indeed, the King of Kings was rejected quite specifically in a plebiscite taken on Pontius Pilate's front porch on Good Friday. The insurrectionist Barrabas, who was promising the Jewish people freedom by means of the sword from the cruel oppression imposed upon them by their Roman occupier, was selected by the shouts of the crowd, shouts that were prompted in no small measure by the effects of our own sins having transcended time. For, if we are honest with ourselves, we vote for Barrabas every time we sin, whether Venially or Mortally. What we have to realize is that Barrabas wins in all presidential elections conducted in our Judeo-Masonic system. Christ the King is the loser every time. I, for one, am not going to enable a false, demonic system that makes the King of Kings a loser as Barrabas is elected no matter which agency of naturalism, the Democrat Party or the Republican Party, winds up in power for four or eight years in the White House.

Today is the feast day of the great saint of Assisi, Giovanni di Bernardone, the son of Pietro di Bernardone. Pietro's little "Francesco" lived a rather cavalier life for over twenty years before he sought to answer the call of God to serve Him in the austere poverty in which He Himself had spent His very life. Saint Francis of Assisi understood that the way to combat the corruption of his day was to do penance for his own sins and for those of the whole world, and to this end he fasted every day, walked barefoot until Saint Clare of Assisi insisted upon making sandals for him, and endured the cruel rejection of his own father, who considered him as a "madman" for having rejected the world and its pleasures. He also spent long hours prostrate in front of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and was tenderly devoted to the Mother of God.

Saint Francis of Assisi, who would responded "Deo gratias!" whenever he was insulted, spat upon, rejected, beaten up by robbers or otherwise humiliated as he begged for alms, teaches us that to reform the world we must first reform our own souls. The truly madmen of this world are those who believe that the forces of darkness are going to repelled at the ballot box (and I used to be a member of their ranks in perfectly good standing). They are not. The forces of darkness in this world are going to be repelled solely by the conversion of individual souls to the true Faith, and by the daily re-conversion of us erring sinners in cooperation with the Sanctifying Graces won for us by the shedding of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. And it is the conversion of souls that is the precondition for the conversion of nations to the true Faith and hence to the Social Kingship of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

There are thirty-one days to the end of this current cycle of electoral madness until the next interminable cycle begins. I am going to pray lots and lots of Rosaries, offering each to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary in reparation for my many sins and those of the whole world, praying as well that more and more people will come to recognize the simple fact that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order.

Never forget this fact. Never be distracted by the sideshow that is the naturalistic farce of American electoral politics and the artifice of a national economy based on the unfettered greed of men who live only to have more of this world's goods and who recoil in horror when these words are spoken from the lips of anyone who dares to utter them:

Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!

Our Lady of Ransom, pray for us!


Saint Joseph, Patron of Departing Souls, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us.

Saint Therese of Lisieux of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, pray for us.

See also: A Litany of Saints

Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?


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