Figures of Antichrist Walk Amongst Us
The writing of this article commenced at at 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, sixty-six minutes before the inevitable was announced: Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro has been re-elected to serve a second term as President of the United States of America.
Mercifully, I had not listened to any of the blathering naturalists of the "left" or the "right." I had a computer screen image of the election returns as they had been displayed on the Fox News Channel. The winner of the statewide vote for the electors to elect the President and Vice President of the United States of America had not been projected in the States of Ohio, Iowa, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Colorado or Nevada at the time the writing of this article commenced. I had, though seen quite enough to know that there was a national trend at work. The reigning caesar, an adherent of the organized crime family of naturalism of the false opposite of the "left," Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro was indeed on his way to winning a second term to serve in the White House even though the popular vote total spread will be the narrowest since the 1960 election between Richard Milhous Nixon and John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
As I noted in the first three parts of my video presentations that were recorded over the course of the past few days (see: A Case Against Obama and Romney, part 1, A Case Against Obama and Romney part 2, and A Case Against Obama and Romney part 3), the candidate of the organized crime family of the false opposite of the naturalist "right," Willard Mitt Romney, did not make the clear, compelling case against Obama/Soetoro even on the level of pure naturalism that was there to be made. "Cautious" naturalists of the false opposite of the naturalist "right," men who want to shade their beliefs in order to appeal to the voters their pollsters advise will decide an election, come off as inauthentic and thus unbelievable. Men who stand for nothing will fall, no matter how narrowly, to men who stand for something, no matter how clearly wrong that "something" is in the objective order of things.
Those who equivocate in a supposed "opposition" to the statism, redistribution, legal positivism and the demagoguery of personal demonization and class warfare of the naturalists of the false opposite of the "left" will find themselves on the losing side of the results in what Pope Pius IX said in 1872 was nothing other than "universal madness" of the "universal franchise." Willard Mitt Romney, who pulled no punches in his efforts, both directly and surrogates and "unnamed sources," in rolling over the likes of Richard James Perry, Herman Cain, Richard John Santorum and Newton Leroy Gingrich in the Republican Party primaries and caucuses with the use of the most vile, detestable and untrue attack advertisements imaginable, pulled his punches with Obama/Soetoro because he was afraid "moderate" or "independent" voters in "swing" states would think him a racist for doing so.
Sure, Barack Hussein Obama/Barry Soetoro and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., ran a despicable, reprehensible campaign. So what? If one wants to defeat such thugs and bullies one must be able to denounce their beliefs and their tactics. The cautious Mormon, Willard Mitt Romney, never did this even though he showed full well in the primary and caucus processes earlier this year that he was not above taking down the two principal naturalists, Santorum and Gingrich, who remained standing after the others had dropped out, with "whatever it took" to get the job done. That Romney did not do this with Obama/Soetoro and Biden was detestable and a disservice to the cause of a true national debate that made more possible the election of the reigning caesar than might otherwise have been the case. I hate to tell you "I told you so." I will do so, however, as I want to remind those who lost their minds in the past few months that we are not voting our way of this chastisement. Yes, men like Romney "play it safe." Alas, Playing It Safe Is Playing To Lose.
Mind you, readers of this site know that I have been predicting an Obama victory through most of the year as I knew that Romney was no match for him when it came to the bare-knuckles that it would have taken for him to use to make even the naturalistic case against the caesar that I outlined in part one one of my video presentation. I take no glee in having made this prediction nor do I rejoice at all in Obama's re-election, which was by the narrowest of margins in most of the "swing" states, each of which, save for Florida, whose final totals are not known at 1:26 a.m. today, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Obama won in 2008. It is not, however, necessary to have three degrees in political science to see clearly that a system based upon false premises must degenerate into statism and from there into some form of authoritarian/totalitarian control of almost every aspect of human existence. No one who does not see this to be so or who lacks courage to explain that this is so will ever prevail against the currents of the false opposite of the naturalist "left," something that Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn explained in his commencement address at Harvard University on June 8, 1978:
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. (Dr. Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, A World Split Apart. June 8, 1978.)
Sure, the country is very divided. It is, though, divided as a result of the errors let loose by the Protestant Revolution and the rise of the naturalist ideologies and "philosophies" of Judeo-Masonry, errors that are synonymous with the errors of Russia that Our Lady warned us would spread if a pope and the bishops did not consecrate Russia to her Immaculate Heart. Behold the spread of the errors of Russia! Behold.
Remember, generations of younger Americans have been "catechized" by the all of the naturalistic ideologies and junk history and junk science taught in America's Concentration Camps while many younger Catholics are themselves the products of conciliarism's "reconciliation" with the anti-Incarnational principles of Modernity upon rests the origins and also the foundering of the modern civil state, including the United States of America. Most formerly Catholic schools now in the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, noting a few exceptions here and there, teach pretty much what is taught in the state-run institutions of organized brainwashing. There is no reversing this trend by means that are merely natural. How many times do I have to write such as articles as Divided By Error, Period or Naturalism's End Game: Naturalism?
Most Americans believe, falsely, that the principal purpose of government is to assist them in their material well-being, which many people believe is the defining end of their very lives. Those who adhere to the naturalist "left" believe that it is the "government's" duty to provide for their material well-being while those of the naturalist "right" trust in the "marketplace" to do so. No matter their differences, though, both the "left" and the "right" reject as madness the following clear and concise explication of the purposes of the civil state as provided us by Pope Saint Pius X in Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906:
That the State must be separated from the Church is a thesis absolutely false, a most pernicious error. Based, as it is, on the principle that the State must not recognize any religious cult, it is in the first place guilty of a great injustice to God; for the Creator of man is also the Founder of human societies, and preserves their existence as He preserves our own. We owe Him, therefore, not only a private cult, but a public and social worship to honor Him. Besides, this thesis is an obvious negation of the supernatural order. It limits the action of the State to the pursuit of public prosperity during this life only, which is but the proximate object of political societies; and it occupies itself in no fashion (on the plea that this is foreign to it) with their ultimate object which is man's eternal happiness after this short life shall have run its course. But as the present order of things is temporary and subordinated to the conquest of man's supreme and absolute welfare, it follows that the civil power must not only place no obstacle in the way of this conquest, but must aid us in effecting it. (Pope Saint Pius X, Vehementer Nos, February 11, 1906.)
Most Americans want some form of state-administered "goodies." Many of them want to "soak the rich" with more taxes to pay for the continuation of the programs that provide them their goodies even though those programs are in violation both of the Natural Law principle of Subsidiarity and of the very provisions of the Constitution of the United States of America.
Most Americans want their "big government." Many of them have learned to embrace "ObamaCare," which will be implemented without any kind of opposition or constitutional challenge (thanks to former President George Walker Bush's Opus Dei Wunderkind, Chief Justice John G. Roberts).
Most Americans want their contraception, and most of them want to have "access" to surgical-baby killing in at least some cases under cover of the civil law.
As demonstrated once again in the results of the exit polling that took place yesterday, most Americans care first and foremost about their money so that they may enjoy their "bread and circuses."
Most Americans want to waste their lives watching television.
They want their sports, professional and collegiate.
They want their movies.
They want their "rock" "music," which was featured at rallies held in support of Obama/Soetoro and those held in support of Romney, who toured with a fellow blasphemer (Mormons are blasphemers as they are polytheists and as they believe that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is a "spirit brother" of the devil) whose stage name is "Kid Rock."
They want their leisure time.
They want their immodest attire.
Being a-ideological and thus very pragmatic, most Americans do not care how they get their material goodies. They just want them. If it's going to be given to them by a capitalist tinged with a bit of corporate socialism, well, that's just fine. But if it's going to be given to them by a Marxist, well, that's also just fine. The "bottom line" materially and hedonistically is the "bottom line" in American life. The material "bottom line" is the "engine" that drives American life and the absolute, insane farce of its electoral politics.
Such must forever be the enduring legacy of the Protestant Revolt., which overthrew the Social Reign of Christ the King and gave us a world that is in the grip of the devil's lies, starting with the lie of the "sovereignty of the people." To overthrow the Social Reign of Christ the King is to give us the reign of the devil in the name of "the people," who are told to march to the polls to perform their "civic duty" year after year as evils advance exponentially no matter who is elected.
When a citizenry is obsessed with material well-being as the ultimate end of human existence, however, all sight is lost of First and Last Things as ever the economic order is perverted and made unjust as a result of the fission between Church and State. Dr. George O'Brien noted this early in the Twentieth Century:
The thesis we have endeavoured to present in this essay is, that the two great dominating schools of modern economic thought have a common origin. The capitalist school, which, basing its position on the unfettered right of the individual to do what he will with his own, demands the restriction of government interference in economic and social affairs within the narrowest possible limits, and the socialist school, which, basing its position on the complete subordination of the individual to society, demands the socialization of all the means of production, if not all of wealth, face each other today as the only two solutions of the social question; they are bitterly hostile towards each other, and mutually intolerant and each is at the same weakened and provoked by the other. In one respect, and in one respect only, are they identical--they can both be shown to be the result of the Protestant Reformation.
We have seen the direct connection which exists between these modern schools of economic thought and their common ancestor. Capitalism found its roots in the intensely individualistic spirit of Protestantism, in the spread of anti-authoritative ideas from the realm of religion into the realm of political and social thought, and, above all, in the distinctive Calvinist doctrine of a successful and prosperous career being the outward and visible sign by which the regenerated might be known. Socialism, on the other hand, derived encouragement from the violations of established and prescriptive rights of which the Reformation afforded so many examples, from the growth of heretical sects tainted with Communism, and from the overthrow of the orthodox doctrine on original sin, which opened the way to the idea of the perfectibility of man through institutions. But, apart from these direct influences, there were others, indirect, but equally important. Both these great schools of economic thought are characterized by exaggerations and excesses; the one lays too great stress on the importance of the individual, and other on the importance of the community; they are both departures, in opposite directions, from the correct mean of reconciliation and of individual liberty with social solidarity. These excesses and exaggerations are the result of the free play of private judgment unguided by authority, and could not have occurred if Europe had continued to recognize an infallible central authority in ethical affairs.
The science of economics is the science of men's relations with one another in the domain of acquiring and disposing of wealth, and is, therefore, like political science in another sphere, a branch of the science of ethics. In the Middle Ages, man's ethical conduct, like his religious conduct, was under the supervision and guidance of a single authority, which claimed at the same time the right to define and to enforce its teaching. The machinery for enforcing the observance of medieval ethical teaching was of a singularly effective kind; pressure was brought to bear upon the conscience of the individual through the medium of compulsory periodical consultations with a trained moral adviser, who was empowered to enforce obedience to his advice by the most potent spiritual sanctions. In this way, the whole conduct of man in relation to his neighbours was placed under the immediate guidance of the universally received ethical preceptor, and a common standard of action was ensured throughout the Christian world in the all the affairs of life. All economic transactions in particular were subject to the jealous scrutiny of the individual's spiritual director; and such matters as sales, loans, and so on, were considered reprehensible and punishable if not conducted in accordance with the Christian standards of commutative justice.
The whole of this elaborate system for the preservation of justice in the affairs of everyday life was shattered by the Reformation. The right of private judgment, which had first been asserted in matters of faith, rapidly spread into moral matters, and the attack on the dogmatic infallibility of the Church left Europe without an authority to which it could appeal on moral questions. The new Protestant churches were utterly unable to supply this want. The principle of private judgment on which they rested deprived them of any right to be listened to whenever they attempted to dictate moral precepts to their members, and henceforth the moral behaviour of the individual became a matter to be regulated by the promptings of his own conscience, or by such philosophical systems of ethics as he happened to approve. The secular state endeavoured to ensure that dishonesty amounting to actual theft or fraud should be kept in check, but this was a poor and ineffective substitute for the powerful weapon of the confessional. Authority having once broken down, it was but a single step from Protestantism to rationalism; and the way was opened to the development of all sorts of erroneous systems of morality. (Dr. George O'Brien, An Essay on the Economic Efforts of the Reformation, IHS Press, Norfolk, Virginia, 2003.)
Anyone who can't admit that the American governmental, electoral and economic systems are incapable of producing true justice in light of man's Last End is wilfully blind.
The entire American regime is built on on a web of Protestant and Judeo-Masonic lies. Catholics have been so uncritically immersed in these naturalistic, anti-Incarnational, religiously indifferentist and semi-Pelagian lies for so long that even the believers among them look at the world in merely naturalistic terms, convincing themselves that there is something short of Catholicism that can serve, at least as a "stopgap measure," as the foundation of personal and social order. Catholics prone to the "leftist" bent of naturalism and those prone to the "rightist" bent of naturalism may disagree about many of the "details" of naturalism. However, both sets of Catholics are united in their quest to find some secular, religiously indifferentist, nondenominational or interdenominational means to create a "better" world, looking to the farce of electoral politics as the focal point in this quest.
This is an illusion. Indeed, this is delusional. It is madness.
A nation that is founded and sustained on a web of naturalistic lies must degenerate over the course of time. This degeneration has been aided by the fact that most Catholics have lost the true sacraments as a result of the conciliar revolution, plunging millions upon millions of them into abject paganism as they have lost any sense of the Faith and behave in a manner befitting their long ago barbarian ancestors in Europe before they were Christianized in the First Millennium of the Church. They want their money and their bread and circuses. The babies? The innocence of their own children? Ah, we must live in the "real" world of endless pleasures and honors.
What I at the beginning of 2008 in Movements to a Dead End, Now and for All Eternity concerning the source of some future "groundswell" in behalf of some "libertarian" or "conservative" naturalist who would arise this year, 2012, or in four years hence, 2016, bears repeating yet again to sober up the dummies out there who continue to believe that the electoral system in the United States of America is anything other than a diabolical trap from the devil to convince us that the "people," not Christ the King, have the ultimate authority over the direction of nations and the world:
From whence is such a groundswell supposed to spring?
From the graduates of America's public schools, where children are indoctrinated in all manner of statist and leftist and relativist and positivist brainwashing?
From the graduates of the educational institutions under the control of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, where children are indoctrinated, with a few exceptions here and there, to be sure, in all manner of statist and leftist and relativist and positivist brainwashing?
From the support of the conciliar "bishops" of the United States of America, many of whose dioceses are involved quite actively in the organizations of the penultimate statist and naturalist, the late Saul Alinsky? The "bishops" who support a brand of "Catholic" social teaching that cleaves to the left and favors lawbreakers who enter the country illegally and who, for the most part, give a free pass to "Catholics" who support the "right" of women to "choose" to kill their babies, whether by chemical or surgical means?
There is no electoral way out of this mess that has been created by the multifaceted, interrelated forces of Modernity and Modernism. Political ecumenism is as incapable of producing social order as theological ecumenism is as incapable of producing a "united" Christianity. There is thus no electoral way for any semblance of Catholic truth to prevail in a pluralistic system that puts a premium on falsehoods as the foundation of everyday living. No way whatsoever, especially when one considers most carefully that the concentration camps known as public "schools" and most of the formerly Catholic schools that are now in conciliar captivity are steeped in one naturalistic lie of the "leftist" bent after another. (See Apostasy Has Consequences.)
When, oh when, I ask, are we ever going to learn that Catholicism is the one and only foundation of personal and social order, that the American system is a lie from beginning to end, and that which is a lie can never be the foundation of anything but a ever-escalating cascade of evils under cover of civil law and in every aspect of popular culture?
The willingness of Catholics to participate in this fraud of a system has led to their eagerness to accept an ever-increasingly higher dose of the so-called "lesser evils" as acceptable, if not all but inevitable. This willingness led so many Catholics to be deaf, dumb and blind about the evils that had been done during the eight years of abject misrule, much of it in contradiction even to the terms of the United States Constitution as our legitimate civil liberties were violated grossly, of George Walker Bush. These Catholics, most of whom never bothered to inform themselves of these evils and were not informed about them from their pulpits, went to sleep, deluding themselves into believing that all was "well" when the truth of the matter was and remains that the "lesser evil" from the year 2000, the man who toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in an unjust, unprovoked war, has helped to give the United States of America its own "Hussein," Barack Hussein Obama.
Yes, the "lesser of two evils" in the year 2000 is the direct, proximate cause of there being this morning a President-elect Barack Hussein Obama. These are, of course, points that I elaborated upon at length in A Case Against Obama and Romney, part four, A Case Against Obama and Romney, part five, A Case Against Obama and Romney, part six, A Case Against Obama and Romney part seven and A Case Against Obama and Romney, part eight. And, get ready now, my good and few readers, for "mainstream" Republican leaders to blame the party's "no exceptions pro-life plank" in its national platform for Romney's defeat even though he ran away from the platform before he had accepted the party's nomination as its convention was as yet ongoing.
When are we going to learn that a nation that has been directly responsible for the taking of million of souls out of the true Church (the Spanish-American War introduced Protestantism and Masonic lodges into The Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Cuba) and by directly aiding the slaughter of thousands upon thousands of Catholics in Mexico has to pay a price to God for its sins?
When are we going to learn that a nation where blasphemies against the Holy Name of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Most Blessed Mother and which exports magazines and movies and music and television programs that promote sin throughout the world has to be converted to the true Faith, that there is no political, electoral, constitutional way to retard evils that have been promoted precisely because of the overthrow of Our Lord's Social Reign by means of the Protestant Revolt?
When are we going to stop wasting our time, our energy and our effort by enabling the careers of empty-headed careerists who are steeped in the promotion of various evils in their own right, believing that we can "hold back the floodgates" at the ballot box?
When are we going to learn that apostasy does indeed have consequences, that a large percent of the populace of the United States of America wants big, big, bigger government so that they can enjoy their bread and circuses?
The polls weren't wrong, were they? It was a tight race. However, the final "battleground" state polls were almost entirely accurate.
Anyone who thought that they were kicking "Obama out of the White House" by voting for the pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-statism, pro-American exceptionalism Willard Mitt Romney in New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Delaware, California, Washington, Oregon and Hawaii was living in a fantasy-land. Obama's re-election once again guarantees that these states will stay in the Democrat Party column for generations to come.
You want to get all excited about 2016? You think that Rand Paul or Rick Santorum or Christopher Christie or Paul Ryan will "restore" "law and order" in four years? Well, keep believing in what I wrote in 1999 and remind you yet again now is nothing other than the political equivalent of the tooth fairy.
Yes, you can go right ahead on do this.
I make you this promise: I am not going to waste any more of my good Catholic time on this madness. I have written about it enough. It is clear from the lack of support this site receives that I have done all that I can do to drive home the point that this country must continue to founder as a direct consequence of the false premises upon which it was founded, false premises that are dear and near to the hearts of the conciliar revolutionaries in Rome and in the United States of America. So few people want to accept the truth that Catholicism is the sole foundation of personal and social order. Period.
To be sure, I will comment on policy matters when appropriate to do so and will continue batting away at the conciliar revolutionaries. However, I am also going to spend more time on projects such as recording "Living in the Shadow of the Cross" and perhaps a course or two on American government.
Our refuge in this time of chastisement, which is so very similar to that which befell France one hundred years after the refusal of King Louis XIV and the French bishops to consecrate the entirety of France to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus according to the express command of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ as He made it manifest to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, must be our total consecration to Our Lord through His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. We need our Blessed Mother's help. Only she can help us, and to this end we need to organize more and more public Rosary processions in honor of her Fatima Message and to make reparation for our own sins and those of our nation as we pray for the conversion of the nation and as we take seriously these words of Pope Pius XI, contained in Quas Primas, December 11, 1925:
We firmly hope, however, that the feast of the Kingship of Christ, which in future will be yearly observed, may hasten the return of society to our loving Savior. It would be the duty of Catholics to do all they can to bring about this happy result. Many of these, however, have neither the station in society nor the authority which should belong to those who bear the torch of truth. This state of things may perhaps be attributed to a certain slowness and timidity in good people, who are reluctant to engage in conflict or oppose but a weak resistance; thus the enemies of the Church become bolder in their attacks. But if the faithful were generally to understand that it behooves them ever to fight courageously under the banner of Christ their King, then, fired with apostolic zeal, they would strive to win over to their Lord those hearts that are bitter and estranged from him, and would valiantly defend his rights.
Moreover, the annual and universal celebration of the feast of the Kingship of Christ will draw attention to the evils which anticlericalism has brought upon society in drawing men away from Christ, and will also do much to remedy them. While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights. (Pope Pius XI, Quas Primas, December 11, 1925.)
Yes, we must the more loudly proclaim His Kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm His rights.
To this end, my friends, we protect ourselves with the Brown Scapular and the Miraculous Medal from the figures of Antichrist who walk among us and draw large crowds of worshiping supporters. We must pray as many Rosaries each day as possible in our homes that are enthroned to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. We may not see the fruits in our own lifetimes. We may even have to suffer greatly. The reward is Heavenly. What have we to fear? What? What? This is a time chastisement for our sins and for those of the whole world. Rejoice! Yes, rejoice! This is the time that God has ordained for us from all eternity to be alive and thus to serve Him as the consecrated slaves of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Rise above the fear. Our Lady is with us. Let us stand by her at the foot of the Cross every day in a true offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by a true bishop or a true priest who makes no concessions to the apostasies of a false church whose "reconciliation" with the errors of Modernity have helped to bring us to the brink of the coming of the Antichrist.
What are we waiting for? Why do we think that there is anything other than Catholicism that can serve as the foundation of personal and social order? Why don't we work and pray for the conversion of this nation to become the Catholic States of America?
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!