Herman Cain: Bush League Clinton
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Herman, Herman, if only we had known. Who knew that midget naturalist and consummate "blame the accuser" Herman Cain was only a few miles from us as we were leaving Holy Mass yesterday morning here in Ohio? Who knew that we could have gotten over to the Marriott Hotel in West Chester, Ohio, in time for Herman's big rally at 9:00 a.m. yesterday morning if we had cut short our thanksgiving after Mass? I didn't know. I just didn't know. Even if I had known, however, there was grocery shopping to do at Jungle Jim's International Market, a Stew Leonard's Dairy Farm rip-off that actually has a far wider selection of cheeses than Stew's, which has by far the better meat and fresh fish departments. Herman would have had to wait even we had known.
What would I have done at the Herman Cain rally? Simple. I would have walked up to a reporter and said something along the lines of the following:
Although I have no use for the quadrennial farce that is the circus of naturalist midget naturalists, each of whom is convinced that the "better world" can be built without any reference at all to Christ the King and a firm reliance upon the graces He won for us on the wood of the Holy Cross, it is time for Herman Cain to go. Herman Cain knows nothing even on the level of pure naturalism about the details of public policy or the simplest details of current events that high school students fifty years ago were examined on each week and at the end of the scholastic year. He does not believe that the direct, intentional killing of innocent human beings in their mothers' wombs is all that important of an issue for men and their nations, having said at one point that the "government shouldn't be trying to tell
people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions
that they need to make." (Piers Morgan - CNN.com - Transcripts.) Herman Cain has never been able on matters of substance. He has been all slogans and cliches.
Mr. Cain's behavior in recent weeks has been deplorable as he has sought to demonize women who have come forth to make accusations against him, proclaiming himself to be the victim of character assassination when it is he who has been assassinating the characters of those who he knows have been telling the truth. He is simply a bush league version of the master assassin of the character of those who have had "information" on him, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton."
It is, of course, one thing to sin and be sorry as one seeks out the Mercy of the Divine Redeemer in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. It is quite another to persist in sin unrepentantly, worse yet to blame others for one's sins when they come to public light. We are judged by God on an individual basis. Blaming others for our sins does not work with Him in this life, and it will be impossible to do at the moment of one's Particular Judgment. Indeed, those who have made a lifetime career out of blaming others for their sins and who die without ever repenting of their constant, habitual self-justification and vilification of those with whom they have either sinner or have attempted to entice into sin will have each of their lies exposed for public view at the General Judgment of the living and the dead.
While it is very true that those who believe themselves to be aggrieved by the actions of others must forgive as they are forgiven in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance and to recognize that it is possible for one who has fallen once or has fallen habitually to have their darkened souls be made white as snow, that we cannot expect forgiveness from God if we do not forgive our brothers from our hearts, it is also true that, given the lack of grace in the world today, men's hearts are more hardened. Men of today are less likely to admit faults and those who know the faults of others are less likely to forgive. Already embittered hearts that have not forgiven the hurts, whether real or imagined, caused them by others, are likely to be inflamed with greater degrees of bitterness if the one against whom they seethe with resentment parades around publicly as one thing when he is actually something else, going about his destructive ways with others without the slightest trace of remorse or amendment of life.
This is what has happened in the case of Herman Cain as he persists in a steadfast denial of wrongdoing even as he contradicts his attorney, Lin Wood, who spoke three days ago about the candidate having had a "consensual relationship" over the course of thirteen years with a woman from Georgia, by claiming that the new allegation came "out of the blue." Well, that may be true in that Cain was not expected his "acquaintance" of thirteen years who is unknown to his wife and family to have come forth. His blanket denials, however, are further proof of what happens when men have never had the true Faith and have no sense of regret, less yet horror and detestation, for their sins and how they have wounded others and, of course, wounded their own immortal souls.
Alas, Herman Cain is but a bush league Bill Clinton. He lacks the money to conduct the kind of full-scale scorched earth policy that the forty-second President of the United States of America was able to implement time and time and time again as he was faced with accusations from various women. And it should be noted that the "most admired woman in America" these days, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, was a quite willing participant in this scorched earth policy to make sure that the women her husband used for his own sinful purposes would be victimized again in order to enable herself to get the reward of the power and prestige she desired by hanging onto her husband's philandering coattails even though she had known about his ways long before she married him in 1974. Bill Clinton remains respected today despite all that is known about his miserable behavior and his endless efforts to character assassinate those who came forth to make it known. His wife could very well become supplant Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., next year on the Democratic Party national ticket. The Clintons are professional major leaguers when it comes to character assassination. They are in a different stratosphere than Herman Cain in this regard:
Consider what the Clintons did to Kathleen Willey, who accused then President Bill Clinton of harassing her on the day that her husband committed suicide, Monday, November 29, 1993:
In her newly released book, Kathleen Willey asserts Hillary Clinton was behind a campaign of intimidation and harassment against her that fit a pattern employed against numerous other women whose claims of sexual impropriety or assault by her husband, Bill Clinton, threatened the couple's political fortunes.
Willey writes that along with the former president, "Hillary also betrayed me – and all of the women her husband abused – when she brought her power to bear on her husband's prey."
"Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton," published by WND Books, an imprint of World Ahead Publishing, reminds readers how the Democratic presidential front-runner, despite her husband's 20 years of countless extra-marital relationships, famously came to his defense shortly after the Monica Lewinsky affair broke in 1998. Asked about the accusations, the then-first lady said, "Certainly, I believe they're false. Absolutely."
Then, in a memorable interview with the "Today" show's Matt Lauer, she explained years of accusations by women such as Willey, Gennifer Flowers and Dolly Kyle Browning.
"Bill and I have been accused of everything, including murder, by some of the very same people who are behind these allegations," she said, pointing to a "vast right-wing conspiracy." "… So from my perspective this is part of a continuing political campaign against my husband."
Later, however, when placed under oath, Bill Clinton admitted to an affair with Flowers, as he did with Lewinksy.
But Mrs. Clinton's actions, Willey contends, indicated by word and deed that her main concern was to ensure her husband's proclivities didn't ruin their political careers.
In Willey's story, as in the accounts of others, Hillary is at the helm of campaigns to ensure the silence of her husband's accusers through various means of intimidation, including the use of notorious private investigators.
Hillary Clinton, Willey says, for example, was instrumental in the
attempt to repair the damage from Willey's 1998 "60 Minutes" interview
in which she detailed her explosive claim that the president sexually
assaulted her in the Oval Office.
Willey's name became known in the summer of 1997 after lawyers
for Clinton accuser Paula Jones gave her name to a national magazine
reporter. After many months of unsuccessful legal maneuvering, Willey
was forced to testify. Later, she became a cooperating witness before
independent counsel Ken Starr's grand jury and was scheduled to become
one of only three witnesses in the Clinton impeachment trial until some
members of the House and Senate refused to allow her to testify.
Only those living in a world of willful self-delusion can ignore the simple fact most of American electoral politics and public policy is driven by the amorality (undertaking actions without regard to any considerations of their inherent morality or immorality) that was popularized by the Italian Renaissance author named Niccolo Machiavelli at the end of the Fifteenth Century. Most of the naturalists who run for office are concerned about winning for the sake of winning, although the naturalists of the "left" are, at least as a general rule, much more ruthless and savage than their counterparts in the false opposite of the "right."
Herman Cain, therefore, is only a "wannabe" member of the Clinton scorched earth strategy. It takes a cruel, mean-spirited heart to seek to "humiliate" one's "prey." It also takes a great deal of money and personnel, something lacking to Herman Cain. Oh yes, Herman's got Bill Clinton's arrogance and hubris. He lacks the money and the personnel. All he can do is flail about with his rhetorical self-contradictions as he tries to keep those little factoids about policy matters from twirling around in his head. Herman Cain could have saved himself a lot of grief from his fellow naturalists of the "right" and even from some of those who have publicly brought forth their accusations against him if only he had said, "I've done some bad and stupid things in my life for which I am very sorry." Ah, it's kind of tough to say that when one is still doing bad and stupid things, especially when one considers it is really bad in the eyes of God and for one's soul to commit and adultery and, on a level of pure naturalistic self-interest, incredibly stupid to do so when such people are but a posting on Facebook or a tweet on Twitter away from having their private sins exposed to public inspection (see Weiner, Anthony, Caligula's Got Nothing On This Crowd).
In a league with the Clintons, of course, have been the conciliar "bishops" of the United States of America and their chancery factotums and paid hatchet men from insurance companies and legal firms who have been hired to intimidate and humiliate those who had the courage to come forth and attempt to bring clerical predators to the bar of ecclesiastical justice. Many of these people were indeed quite humiliated. A conciliar presbyter, "Father" James Haley, was pummeled mercilessly by the conciliar officials for reporting abuses that he had witnessed. His reward: a canonical trial in 2005 as a "whistle blower" for having "smeared" his fellow conciliar presbyters:
What is Fr. Haley's current status?
Is Father Haley still a priest?
Has he been forcibly laicized?
Has he been excommunicated as the rumor mill says?
Try to find and out and all you get is the clerical version of the polka with fast and fancy footwork.
No one is talking.
The entire case of Fr. Haley has been shrouded in silence and secrecy. If you write to Bishop Loverde, as I have, you will most likely receive a letter from Chancellor Mark Herrmann telling you that all information about clerical personnel is confidential to protect the privacy of the priest.
But who does the silence and secrecy really protect? The bishop and the homosexual subculture in the church.
In 2005, a clerical tribunal headed by Bishop Thomas Doran met at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. The hearing was closed.
Was Father Haley allowed to face his accusers?
He definitely was NOT allowed to bring in character witnesses, because I and many others would gladly have testified for him.
What was the outcome of the tribunal? Was there a verdict? What was it?
No one is allowed to know.
Secrecy and coverup were the great enablers of the sex abuse scandals. They also enable injustice and scapegoating. As long as silence and secrecy prevail, justice will not be served. Phil Lawler, Russell Shaw, Randy Engel, and Leon Podles have all written books that show what egregious evil is enabled by silence and coverup. It protects the institutional Church, the hierarchy, and the lavendar mafia - it does not serve the truth or the flock or the lowly faithful shepherds. Remember when the pharisees wanted to kill Jesus, they held their trial in the dark of night and suspended all the Jewish rules protecting the accused. Think of Fr. Haley and other scapegoated priests on Good Friday when you read the Passion. Pray for them. And also pray for those in the hierarchy who do foul deeds in the dark. (What is Fr. Haley's Current Status?)
When it comes to "blame the accusers" and the use of injustice to cover-up the "past," however, Herman Cain is stuck in the low-level bush leagues, the "victim," if you will, of both the arrogance and presumption of the Protestant Revolution and of the hypocrisy of the naturalists of the "left" in the "mainstream" media who have given a free pass to Bill Clinton and Edward Moore Kennedy and John Edwards and countless others of the "left" on matters that were considered to be "private" and while ignoring or glossing over various Clinton and Obama policy scandals (Filegate, Travelgate, Chinagate, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, etc.), to say nothing of absolutely no media scrutiny of Barry Soetero's background before he adopted his original name of Barack Hussein Obama once again. Naturalists of the "right" whose "past" becomes their "present," however, just have to realize that there is a double standard and the more they lie and obfuscate and seek to blame others is the more that the "leftists" in the media smell blood so that they can pounce in for the kill.
We live in a world where one's "past" can become one's "present," especially if one has shown no purpose of amendment of life and demonstrates a willful spirit of remorselessness by seeking to castigate those who have made the "past" come alive for them. Those devoid of the Holy Faith, however, are without any ability to accept all that happens to them as occurring with the Providence of God, incapable also, of course, of seeing in embarrassing moments the very loving hand of God to chastise them for their sins so that they may be inspired by the prompting of God the Holy Ghost to receive sacramental Absolution for their sins as they seek to make reparation for them by offering up their just chastisements through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. And those Catholics who are so inured in their patterns of sin that they in a state of self-denial about it suffer from the same unwillingness to accept all as coming from the loving hand of God as they seethe with anger about the "harm" to their reputations and as they flail about seeking "information" that can "prove" others are responsible for their actions. That's a modus vivendi that won't "play" with Christ the King at the Particular Judgment and that will be revealed for one and all to see at the General Judgment.
Far and very few between are examples of humility in the face of embarrassment. "Yes. I am stinker. I've committed some terrible sins. I have hurt others. I have permitted myself to fall. I know better than this. I have gotten myself straight with God in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance. I hope to live long enough to make reparation for my sins and that I can be reconciled in the eternal joys of Heaven, if not before, with those I have hurt so selfishly."
Every once in a while, however, there are such examples. Let me provide one in the form of a statement written by "Father" Thomas Euteneuer, the former president of Human Life International, who permitted himself to violate "the bounds of chastity," taking full responsibility for his actions without seeking to blame the woman involved. Mind you, "Father" Euteneuer is not a validly ordained priest. He believes himself to be one, however, and it is with this in mind that his statement must be read:
It is with great sadness, but also with a certain measure of relief,
that I can now respond to the many inquiries about my departure as
president of Human Life International (HLI) at the end of August 2010.
It has been painful for me to remain silent in light of the ongoing
speculation, particularly when much of it assigned blame to those who
were, in fact, blameless. I am thankful to be able to set the record
straight so that speculation can stop and blame can be placed right
where it belongs - with me.
The circumstances that led to my departure from HLI were related
exclusively to my own decisions and conduct within the ministry of
exorcism that I carried out independently from my responsibilities at
HLI. The vast majority of my decisions and conduct, both personally and
in this ministry, were morally sound and consistent with all standards
of pastoral care of persons. Moreover, they were all motivated
exclusively by my desire to give priestly assistance to people in great
spiritual distress. I must acknowledge, however, that one particularly
complex situation clouded my judgment and led me to imprudent decisions
with harmful consequences, the worst of which was violating the
boundaries of chastity with an adult female who was under my spiritual
I take full responsibility for my own poor judgment, my weakness and
my sinful conduct that resulted from it. I offer no excuse for my
professional or moral failures, nor do I shift the blame to anyone else.
I state without reserve that I am deeply sorry for my actions. I have
personally apologized, where possible, to anyone I have harmed. I am
saddened beyond words for my fall, not only because of the harm done to
my priesthood and my family, but also because of the harm done to all
others who are affected, to the faith of those who placed so much trust
in me and our Church, and to the pro-life movement so populated with
heroic, faithful people. I must face and make amends for the
disappointment I have caused. I have, of course, asked for God’s
forgiveness and I have confidence in his boundless mercy. I am now
grateful to be able to publicly ask for all of yours as well. ( "Setting the record straight").
Validly ordained priest or not, "Father" Euteneuer acted as a Catholic when his sinful conduct came to public light. What is there not to admire about such humility in a world abounding in prideful men such as Bill Clinton, Herman Cain and the thugs in the conciliar chancery offices? Each of us is a sinner. "Father" Euteneuer detests his sins. So must we. He did not make excuses for his sins. Neither can we, especially since each of us is a work in progress in need of being pruned by God more and more. Remember, God gives us length of days so that we can correct our ways by means of the graces He sends to us through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces. Each of us is a mendicant in the Sacred Tribunal of Penance, and we should rejoice, therefore, when our fellow Prodigal Sons acknowledge that they are solely responsible for their owns as we are responsible for our own. Such is not the stuff, however, the major league con-artists such as Bill Clinton and their bush league wannabes such as Herman Cain.
We must enfold ourselves into the love of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus as we make reparation for our own many sins, which are so responsible for the worsening of the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large, as we seek to restore all things in Christ the King and Mary our Immaculate Queen.
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now? This is still the month of Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary. It is indeed time to pray a Rosary now!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Saint Joseph, pray for us.