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                 July 4, 2011

Independent of One Set of Masons To Be Enslaved By Yet Others

by Thomas A. Droleskey

Millions upon millions of Americans will be celebrating "independence day" today, July 4, 2011, the transferred feast day of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. Independence from what? From one set of Freemasons, those based in England, to be enslaved by yet another set of Freemasons, based here in the United States of America.

Millions upon millions of Americans will be celebrating what they think is "freedom" today, July 4, 2011, the transferred feast day of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. The "freedom" that most of these people will be celebration, however, is actually license, the belief that one can do anything he "feels" like doing as long as he does not "hurt" anyone else. This is of the essence of the of libertarianism that is so near and dear to the hearts of disciples the "Austrian school of economics," one of whose chief champions in this country is United States Representative Dr. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who is personally responsible for the deaths of countless numbers of innocent children by having prescribed the chemical abortifacient known as the "birth control" pill to his patients when he was a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist.

Do you want a good, thumbnail refutation of libertarianism? Do you? Ready or not, here it is, and it comes directly from the pen of our first pope, Saint Peter the Apostle himself, in his first epistle, which is, if you think about, the first papal encyclical letter:

[16] As free, and not as making liberty a cloak for malice, but as the servants of God. (1 Peter 2: 16.)


A country that is "free" from the sweet yoke of the Social Reign of Christ the King as It must be exercised by the Catholic Church that He founded upon the rock of Peter, the Pope, is actually the servant of the devil, whose must reign in the souls of men and in the hearts of their nations when Our King is dethroned and replaced with naturalistic concepts of human rights based upon a generic, Judeo-Masonic concept of "God" that has no regard for His Sacred Deposit of Faith, considering matters of doctrine to be but mere "opinions" that need not divide men in the pursuit of the just social order. This is the essence of the spirit of Judeo-Masonry that guided the "work" and the alleged "genius" of the "founding fathers" regardless as to how many of them were or were not members of Masonic lodges.

Pope Leo XIII made it abundantly clear in Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884, that it is the spirit of Judeo-Masonry that matters, not the specific identities of individual Masons:

For, from what We have above most clearly shown, that which is their ultimate purpose forces itself into view -- namely, the utter overthrow of that whole religious and political order of the world which the Christian teaching has produced, and the substitution of a new state of things in accordance with their ideas, of which the foundations and laws shall be drawn from mere naturalism.

What We have said, and are about to say, must be understood of the sect of the Freemasons taken generically, and in so far as it comprises the associations kindred to it and confederated with it, but not of the individual members of them. There may be persons amongst these, and not a few who, although not free from the guilt of having entangled themselves in such associations, yet are neither themselves partners in their criminal acts nor aware of the ultimate object which they are endeavoring to attain. In the same way, some of the affiliated societies, perhaps, by no means approve of the extreme conclusions which they would, if consistent, embrace as necessarily following from their common principles, did not their very foulness strike them with horror. Some of these, again, are led by circumstances of times and places either to aim at smaller things than the others usually attempt or than they themselves would wish to attempt. They are not, however, for this reason, to be reckoned as alien to the masonic federation; for the masonic federation is to be judged not so much by the things which it has done, or brought to completion, as by the sum of its pronounced opinions. (Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)


Do not get bogged down in the "trees" of trying to identify which of the "founders" were Freemasons. What matters is that they were influenced by its naturalistic, semi-Pelagian, religiously indifferentist and anti-Incarnational tenets that were summarized quite precisely by Pope Leo XIII in numerous encyclical letters, including in Humanum Genus:

But the naturalists go much further; for, having, in the highest things, entered upon a wholly erroneous course, they are carried headlong to extremes, either by reason of the weakness of human nature, or because God inflicts upon them the just punishment of their pride. Hence it happens that they no longer consider as certain and permanent those things which are fully understood by the natural light of reason, such as certainly are -- the existence of God, the immaterial nature of the human soul, and its immortality. The sect of the Freemasons, by a similar course of error, is exposed to these same dangers; for, although in a general way they may profess the existence of God, they themselves are witnesses that they do not all maintain this truth with the full assent of the mind or with a firm conviction. Neither do they conceal that this question about God is the greatest source and cause of discords among them; in fact, it is certain that a considerable contention about this same subject has existed among them very lately. But, indeed, the sect allows great liberty to its votaries, so that to each side is given the right to defend its own opinion, either that there is a God, or that there is none; and those who obstinately contend that there is no God are as easily initiated as those who contend that God exists, though, like the pantheists, they have false notions concerning Him: all which is nothing else than taking away the reality, while retaining some absurd representation of the divine nature.

When this greatest fundamental truth has been overturned or weakened, it follows that those truths, also, which are known by the teaching of nature must begin to fall -- namely, that all things were made by the free will of God the Creator; that the world is governed by Providence; that souls do not die; that to this life of men upon the earth there will succeed another and an everlasting life.

When these truths are done away with, which are as the principles of nature and important for knowledge and for practical use, it is easy to see what will become of both public and private morality. We say nothing of those more heavenly virtues, which no one can exercise or even acquire without a special gift and grace of God; of which necessarily no trace can be found in those who reject as unknown the redemption of mankind, the grace of God, the sacraments, and the happiness to be obtained in heaven. We speak now of the duties which have their origin in natural probity. That God is the Creator of the world and its provident Ruler; that the eternal law commands the natural order to be maintained, and forbids that it be disturbed; that the last end of men is a destiny far above human things and beyond this sojourning upon the earth: these are the sources and these the principles of all justice and morality.

If these be taken away, as the naturalists and Freemasons desire, there will immediately be no knowledge as to what constitutes justice and injustice, or upon what principle morality is founded. And, in truth, the teaching of morality which alone finds favor with the sect of Freemasons, and in which they contend that youth should be instructed, is that which they call "civil," and "independent," and "free," namely, that which does not contain any religious belief. But, how insufficient such teaching is, how wanting in soundness, and how easily moved by every impulse of passion, is sufficiently proved by its sad fruits, which have already begun to appear. For, wherever, by removing Christian education, this teaching has begun more completely to rule, there goodness and integrity of morals have begun quickly to perish, monstrous and shameful opinions have grown up, and the audacity of evil deeds has risen to a high degree. All this is commonly complained of and deplored; and not a few of those who by no means wish to do so are compelled by abundant evidence to give not infrequently the same testimony.

Moreover, human nature was stained by original sin, and is therefore more disposed to vice than to virtue. For a virtuous life it is absolutely necessary to restrain the disorderly movements of the soul, and to make the passions obedient to reason. In this conflict human things must very often be despised, and the greatest labors and hardships must be undergone, in order that reason may always hold its sway. But the naturalists and Freemasons, having no faith in those things which we have learned by the revelation of God, deny that our first parents sinned, and consequently think that free will is not at all weakened and inclined to evil. On the contrary, exaggerating rather the power and the excellence of nature, and placing therein alone the principle and rule of justice, they cannot even imagine that there is any need at all of a constant struggle and a perfect steadfastness to overcome the violence and rule of our passions.

Wherefore we see that men are publicly tempted by the many allurements of pleasure; that there are journals and pamphlets with neither moderation nor shame; that stage-plays are remarkable for license; that designs for works of art are shamelessly sought in the laws of a so-called verism; that the contrivances of a soft and delicate life are most carefully devised; and that all the blandishments of pleasure are diligently sought out by which virtue may be lulled to sleep. Wickedly, also, but at the same time quite consistently, do those act who do away with the expectation of the joys of heaven, and bring down all happiness to the level of mortality, and, as it were, sink it in the earth. Of what We have said the following fact, astonishing not so much in itself as in its open expression, may serve as a confirmation. For, since generally no one is accustomed to obey crafty and clever men so submissively as those whose soul is weakened and broken down by the domination of the passions, there have been in the sect of the Freemasons some who have plainly determined and proposed that, artfully and of set purpose, the multitude should be satiated with a boundless license of vice, as, when this had been done, it would easily come under their power and authority for any acts of daring.

What refers to domestic life in the teaching of the naturalists is almost all contained in the following declarations: that marriage belongs to the genus of commercial contracts, which can rightly be revoked by the will of those who made them, and that the civil rulers of the State have power over the matrimonial bond; that in the education of youth nothing is to be taught in the matter of religion as of certain and fixed opinion; and each one must be left at liberty to follow, when he comes of age, whatever he may prefer. To these things the Freemasons fully assent; and not only assent, but have long endeavored to make them into a law and institution. For in many countries, and those nominally Catholic, it is enacted that no marriages shall be considered lawful except those contracted by the civil rite; in other places the law permits divorce; and in others every effort is used to make it lawful as soon as may be. Thus, the time is quickly coming when marriages will be turned into another kind of contract -- that is into changeable and uncertain unions which fancy may join together, and which the same when changed may disunite.

With the greatest unanimity the sect of the Freemasons also endeavors to take to itself the education of youth. They think that they can easily mold to their opinions that soft and pliant age, and bend it whither they will; and that nothing can be more fitted than this to enable them to bring up the youth of the State after their own plan. Therefore, in the education and instruction of children they allow no share, either of teaching or of discipline, to the ministers of the Church; and in many places they have procured that the education of youth shall be exclusively in the hands of laymen, and that nothing which treats of the most important and most holy duties of men to God shall be introduced into the instructions on morals.

Then come their doctrines of politics, in which the naturalists lay down that all men have the same right, and are in every respect of equal and like condition; that each one is naturally free; that no one has the right to command another; that it is an act of violence to require men to obey any authority other than that which is obtained from themselves. According to this, therefore, all things belong to the free people; power is held by the command or permission of the people, so that, when the popular will changes, rulers may lawfully be deposed and the source of all rights and civil duties is either in the multitude or in the governing authority when this is constituted according to the latest doctrines. It is held also that the State should be without God; that in the various forms of religion there is no reason why one should have precedence of another; and that they are all to occupy the same place.

That these doctrines are equally acceptable to the Freemasons, and that they would wish to constitute States according to this example and model, is too well known to require proof. For some time past they have openly endeavored to bring this about with all their strength and resources; and in this they prepare the way for not a few bolder men who are hurrying on even to worse things, in their endeavor to obtain equality and community of all goods by the destruction of every distinction of rank and property.

What, therefore, sect of the Freemasons is, and what course it pursues, appears sufficiently from the summary We have briefly given. Their chief dogmas are so greatly and manifestly at variance with reason that nothing can be more perverse. To wish to destroy the religion and the Church which God Himself has established, and whose perpetuity He insures by His protection, and to bring back after a lapse of eighteen centuries the manners and customs of the pagans, is signal folly and audacious impiety. Neither is it less horrible nor more tolerable that they should repudiate the benefits which Jesus Christ so mercifully obtained, not only for individuals, but also for the family and for civil society, benefits which, even according to the judgment and testimony of enemies of Christianity, are very great. In this insane and wicked endeavor we may almost see the implacable hatred and spirit of revenge with which Satan himself is inflamed against Jesus Christ. -- So also the studious endeavor of the Freemasons to destroy the chief foundations of justice and honesty, and to co-operate with those who would wish, as if they were mere animals, to do what they please, tends only to the ignominious and disgraceful ruin of the human race.

The evil, too, is increased by the dangers which threaten both domestic and civil society. As We have elsewhere shown, in marriage, according to the belief of almost every nation, there is something sacred and religious; and the law of God has determined that marriages shall not be dissolved. If they are deprived of their sacred character, and made dissoluble, trouble and confusion in the family will be the result, the wife being deprived of her dignity and the children left without protection as to their interests and well being. -- To have in public matters no care for religion, and in the arrangement and administration of civil affairs to have no more regard for God than if He did not exist, is a rashness unknown to the very pagans; for in their heart and soul the notion of a divinity and the need of public religion were so firmly fixed that they would have thought it easier to have city without foundation than a city without God. Human society, indeed for which by nature we are formed, has been constituted by God the Author of nature; and from Him, as from their principle and source, flow in all their strength and permanence the countless benefits with which society abounds. As we are each of us admonished by the very voice of nature to worship God in piety and holiness, as the Giver unto us of life and of all that is good therein, so also and for the same reason, nations and States are bound to worship Him; and therefore it is clear that those who would absolve society from all religious duty act not only unjustly but also with ignorance and folly. . . .

Would that all men would judge of the tree by its fruit, and would acknowledge the seed and origin of the evils which press upon us, and of the dangers that are impending! We have to deal with a deceitful and crafty enemy, who, gratifying the ears of people and of princes, has ensnared them by smooth speeches and by adulation. Ingratiating themselves with rulers under a pretense of friendship, the Freemasons have endeavored to make them their allies and powerful helpers for the destruction of the Christian name; and that they might more strongly urge them on, they have, with determined calumny, accused the Church of invidiously contending with rulers in matters that affect their authority and sovereign power. Having, by these artifices, insured their own safety and audacity, they have begun to exercise great weight in the government of States: but nevertheless they are prepared to shake the foundations of empires, to harass the rulers of the State, to accuse, and to cast them out, as often as they appear to govern otherwise than they themselves could have wished. In like manner, they have by flattery deluded the people. Proclaiming with a loud voice liberty and public prosperity, and saying that it was owing to the Church and to sovereigns that the multitude were not drawn out of their unjust servitude and poverty, they have imposed upon the people, and, exciting them by a thirst for novelty, they have urged them to assail both the Church and the civil power. Nevertheless, the expectation of the benefits which was hoped for is greater than the reality; indeed, the common people, more oppressed than they were before, are deprived in their misery of that solace which, if things had been arranged in a Christian manner, they would have had with ease and in abundance. But, whoever strive against the order which Divine Providence has constituted pay usually the penalty of their pride, and meet with affliction and misery where they rashly hoped to find all things prosperous and in conformity with their desires.  (Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)


Consider again, please, the last two sentences in the passages from Humanum Genus just cited:

Nevertheless, the expectation of the benefits which was hoped for is greater than the reality; indeed, the common people, more oppressed than they were before, are deprived in their misery of that solace which, if things had been arranged in a Christian manner, they would have had with ease and in abundance. But, whoever strive against the order which Divine Providence has constituted pay usually the penalty of their pride, and meet with affliction and misery where they rashly hoped to find all things prosperous and in conformity with their desires. (Pope Leo XIII, Humanum Genus, April 20, 1884.)


This is a perfect description of what happened right here in the "free" United States of America as a system founded on one false premise after another degenerated over the course of time. As explained in numerous articles on this site, including King George III Is Owed An Apology and King George III Is Looking Pretty Good These Days, the statism of the likes of Barack Hussein Obama is the only logical consequence that can occur when men believe that they can order themselves and their nations without submitting themselves to the Social Reign of Christ the King. There can be no true freedom without the Catholic Faith. Men must fall into an abyss of evil personally when they believe themselves to be "free" to direct their own affairs without regard to the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted by Our King exclusively to His Catholic Church for their eternal safekeeping and infallible explication. 

There is naturalist method by which this process of degeneration can be retarded. We must become more and more oppressed as we suffer the penalty of the pride that was exhibited by Martin Luther and other Protestant revolutionaries, a pride that gave birth to the movement for the "rights of men" for when men do not believe that Christ must reign as King over them and their nations, my good and very few readers, then they must believe that "they" have the ability to "do" whatever they set their minds to doing. We cannot but meet with affliction and misery no matter which naturalist, whether he be of the false opposite of the "right" or that of the "left," rashly promises to restore "prosperity" and order "in conformity with their desires."

The identifies of the individual naturalists do not matter. Each believes in the falsehoods of the "founding principles" that have brought us more oppression and more misery that those "founders" experienced under the reign of King George III. The "founders," for all of their alleged "wisdom" and "genius," were pathetically ignorant students of history as their blind, irrational prejudice against the Catholic Faith caused them to accept a distorted view of history that prevented them from recognizing that whatever abuses, many of which they exaggerated for their own purposes in fomenting a rebellion against their earthly king, they believed that they suffered at the hands of King George III were the direct result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King in England by King Henry VIII in 1534 when he had Parliament declare himself be the supreme head of the Church in England.

A bloodletting and state-sponsored terrorism, which included imprisonment, torture, excessive taxation on Catholics who remained faithful to Holy Mother Church and, among many other abuses, the confiscation of monastery and convent lands on which the poor had lived for generations, if not centuries, followed in the wake of that Protestant Revolution in England. And it was that Protestant Revolution in England that made it possible for English monarchs to govern without any possibility of being checked by Holy Mother Church in her prudent exercise, used as a last resort after the exhausting of her Indirect Power of teaching, preaching and exhortation, of the Social Reign of Christ the King. How many Americans understand or care about the true origins of contemporary statism? Very few, and certainly not any of the midge naturalists running for the Republican Party's 2012 presidential nomination.

Not Michele Bachmann, who is a more refined version of the incoherent babbler and Catholic apostate named Sarah Heath Palin. Representative Bachmann, a product of the illogic and irrationality of Modernity that is but the logical result of the Protestant Revolution, said in a recent debate in New Hampshire cited the Tenth Amendment to justifying leaving so-called "gay marriage" laws on the books in those states that have sanctioned this hideous perversion of marriage while stating also that she is in favor of a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman. There is no contradiction here? Incredible:

The seven Republican presidential candidates onstage at a debate in New Hampshire Monday night split on whether they support passage of a constitutional amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman, while one - Rep. Michele Bachmann - seemed to trip over the question.

Within the context of New Hampshire's law allowing gay people to marry, Bachmann was asked what influence she would use as president "to try to overturn these state laws despite your own personal belief that states should handle their own affairs whenever possible."

"I do believe in the 10th amendment and I do believe in self-determination for the states," Bachmann responded, adding that she also sees marriage as "between a man and woman." Later, she said that she doesn't "see that it's the role of a president to go into states and interfere with their state laws."

The comment generated applause and was taken by debate moderator John King as Bachmann saying she would not interfere with the New Hampshire gay marriage law. Later, however, the Minnesota Republican clarified her position - saying she did back a federal marriage amendment.

"I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law," said Bachmann.

Two of the candidates - Herman Cain and Rep. Ron Paul - suggested they opposed a federal marriage amendment. (Cain said it should be up to the states, while Paul stressed the federal government should not be involved in marriage at all.) (GOP candidates split on federal marriage amendment.)


Leaving aside the fact that no such constitutional amendment would ever get a two-thirds majority vote in both Houses of the Congress of the United States of America to be sent to the states for ratification, intelligent readers can see for themselves that these naturalists each believe in false concepts of "states' rights" as no human legislature or judiciary has the authority from God to "decide" matters that are part of the very nature of things He has ordained. And there would be no debate or discussion of this horrific issue whatsoever in a confessionally Catholic country as men would have their intellects informed solely by the precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as explicated by the Catholic Church, seeking to pursue the common temporal good in light of man's Last End, the possession of the glory of the Beatific Vision of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost for all eternity in Heaven.

As noted in To Do The Will Of "The People," Not Of God and Still Little Word About God And His Law, None About His Justice or His Wrath recently, the lords of the counterfeit church of conciliarism, whose view of role of what they think is the Catholic Church in temporal matters has been shaped by anti-Incarnational errors of Modernity, speak almost entirely in naturalistic terms when discoursing on the advance of various social ills under cover of the civil law. If thy do speak of God, though, it is in generic terms that could be used by a grand master of some Masonic lodge. The heresy of Americanism has indeed flowed From The Potomac to the Tiber and Back.

Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of Saint Pius X noted this in conferences that he gave in  January of 1996 in Albano, Italy, and at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Phoenix, Arizona shortly thereafter:

The fundamental argument of the conference should be familiar to followers in recent years of the Society of St. Pius X in the United States: the central idea behind the founding of the United States and the central idea behind Vatican II have much in common. Extrinsically, this is because both ideas originate in Freemasonry. Intrinsically, this enables much light to be thrown on each by the other. In Italy, the idea of American served to illustrate Vatican II. Here perhaps let Vatican II illustrate the idea of American.

Notice, idea. There are no Protestant cows, nor Masonic babies. All nature comes from God. There is much more to any country than just sinful ideas of men presiding over the foundation. There is much more to the United States than just Freemasonry amongst its founders. If Freemasonry were all that there was to the United States, Catholic Tradition could never produce the in-flow of seminarians it is presently producing for the Society of Saint Pius X seminary in Winona.

Nevertheless, the Masonic idea is especially strong in the USA, and it has over the last two centuries succeeded in corrupting generations of authentically Catholic immigrants. The Masonic idea is all around us, day by day it threatens to corrupt our own Catholic Faith, and if it is allowed to have its way, it will utterly destroy Catholic Tradition. With Vatican II it penetrated into the Catholic churchmen with the result that great parts of the church have disintegrated before our eyes. So we may and we must love the country of our birth as God meant us to do, but that will not stop us from examining the godless idea which will, left to itself, destroy our nation, our Church, our souls.

Two kingdoms clash: on the one side, the kingdom of Christ, Christian civilization; on the other side, the kingdom of Satan, anti-Christian, or rather anti-civilization, the new Judeo-Masonic order, the so-called New World Order.

In this clash, the Second Vatican Council played a decisive part. At the Council the two kingdoms clashed with one another, and poor Paul VI was under the illusion that they had come to an agreement. In no way. What happened was that the principles of anti-civilization, or rather its anti-principles, were welcomed within the Church of civilization with the results we now know - the ruination of that Church.

Notice, what we have on Satan's side is not an opposite civilization, but the opposite of civilization; not opposite principles, but the opposite of principles. Conversely Joseph de Maistre said: "Against the Revolution Christians must make not a counter-Revolution but the contrary of a Revolution." That is a deep saying. Satan may begin by setting up a false principle opposite the true principle, but his aim is to arrive at the dissolving of all principles, because that is the ultimate in confusion.

So this conference will argue that at the heart of Vatican II is not a system contrary to Catholicism, but the break-up of all system; not a thought opposed to the Catholic Faith, but the dissolution of all thinking; in brief, Vatican II was not even an Anti-council, it was an explosion. If you wish for the proof, look around you.

Now that explosion which is the true spirit of the Council, is hidden in three ways beneath the letter or documents of the Council. Firstly, the documents contain many ancient and unattackable truths alongside the new doctrine. Secondly, the new doctrines are often presented beneath ambiguous formulae which allow the conservative Catholics to state there is no problem in the documents of the Council, the whole problem is in the so-called after-Council or aftermath of the Council. Thirdly, the novelties, once you draw them out of the documents, have their own coherency, and so the appearance of a system. So the novelties of Vatican II look like a system, but in fact it is the systematicness of an explosion.

Now no stationary or still photograph can capture the dynamic movement of an explosion. We think that many good Catholic heads are too good to be able to understand Vatican II. Take for instance the dilemma of the so-called sedevacantists, namely, "Popes as liberal as these recent popes could not be true popes." Is this dilemma not false because these popes do not even realize the contradiction going on inside their own heads? And so rather than a theological stillshot, let us take rather a moving film from history in order to put before you an error which is a sister error of the Sillonism and Modernism of the beginning of this century. Modernism is the father of today's neo-modernism, so a sister of modernism would be an aunt of today's neo- modernism - the aunt I mean is Americanism.

Let us distinguish Americanism in the narrow sense if you like, namely, the particular error of certain American Catholics at the end of the last century, who were condemned gently by Leo XIII in 1899 in his encyclical Testem Benevolentiae; and Americanism in the broad sense, that is to say the new life of the New World, the precursor of the New World Order. In other words, Americanism in a very broad sense, the Masonic idea, if you like, as concretized in America. That broad Americanism had already been exploding for a century before 1899 and was at the very most gently tickled by Leo XIII. And yet the mushroom cloud of this broad Americanism is extending over the whole world. Ten years ago, an Ecône professor told me, the young Swiss in Valais used to dress like young Swiss, but today they are all dressed like Americans.

The Winona seminarians that were over in Europe in the summer of 1995 got a good chance to see today's Europe. They said that the young Europeans do not make good Americans. If Americans are accused of being shoddy, then americanized Europeans are much shoddier! The seminarians that went over to Europe got a good idea of what the real problem is. The real problem is not the United States of America, because the Americans are in many ways better off than today's Europe which is deeply corrupt. The real problem is the Masonry which launched the United States but which is now re-launching Europe.

Americanism in the broad sense is what interests us here because it throws a great deal of light on the Second Vatican Council and the United States. It can light up, as few other concrete examples can light up, the explosion that was Vatican II. So let us see in order the origins of the American spirit; then at length, the new man, the new world, the new life that this spirit has engendered; then its more recent history, ending in its entry into the Council; its contamination of the Council; and finally, the resemblance between the new life coming out of the Masonic United States and the New Church coming out of Vatican II.

But firstly, let me open a parenthesis on America and Americans.

"Slay errors, but love those who err," says St. Augustine. As much as we may detest the United States as a Masonic idea, so much we may love it as a concrete country whose inhabitants have enough natural virtues to have set up the most powerful republic in all history, and enough supernatural gifts to set up today the second most numerous country in the world from the point of view of Catholic Tradition. This last year by chance, the seminaries in the rest of the Society did not have as many seminarians as Winona did. It is in Europe that the American error began. It is Europeans who brought Americans into their three World Wars, the third war, as Archbishop Lefebvre used to say, being Vatican Council II. And it is Europeans who brought each of these wars to an end with a Masonic and American solution. It is Europeans who are choosing today to Americanize themselves. Nobody is forcing Europeans to do so, and so I hope it is well understood that what follows is going to be an attack not on the United States or Americans as a nation, as a concrete nation or country, but as the first incarnation of a Masonic ideal which is now triumphing throughout the world, including inside the Catholic Church. That is where the problem is. Close parenthesis.

Let us begin by saying that the key to the kinship between the American spirit and the spirit of Vatican II is religious liberty, which is the foundation of the United States as it is the crowning of Vatican II. In order to grasp the fundamental importance of the part played in the formation of the United States by religious liberty, let us recall a little history. You will remember that the first Europeans to land on the territory now called North America were the Spaniards in the South and the French in the North. But between Spanish Florida to the South and French Quebec to the North on the Eastern seaboard of the continent, it was the English heretics who founded the thirteen colonies which at the time of the American Revolution in 1776 were set up as a new nation. Now these English heretics, whether they were violent Protestants like the Puritans of New England in the North, or moderate Protestants like the Anglicans and Episcopalians of Virginia, either way, did not believe in religious liberty. In the North, the Puritans chased out or executed religious dissidents, and in the center, they oppressed the few Catholics in Maryland as soon as they were numerous enough to do so.

But, when it came to constituting the old English colonies into United States, a few years after the successful revolution of 1775 to 1783, political union was put in front of everything else. As Benjamin Franklin said, "If we do not hang together, we will hang separately." And so in drawing up the new Constitution, strongly influenced by Freemasons who were present and powerful, they passed over religious union, and in order to guarantee that religious divisions would not upset political union, at the head of the list of fundamental rights of citizens of the new federation, which was added a few years later, as the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, there was established the principle of religious liberty; namely, that the government of this federation would never be able to impose on the federation as such an official religion. (Some American patriots state that the particular states or individual states are not bound by this federal regulation. That was true up to the Civil War of 1861-1865; it has been false since, because the federal government acquired, following on that war, a crushing power in relation to the governments of the particular states.)

Let us see now the fruits borne by this choice of religious liberty as the foundation stone of the new nation. And we will see that, speaking concretely, it is difficult to exaggerate just how far personal life, family life, social life and national life change when the regime of a national religion is replaced by a regime of religious liberty; or, to put it more exactly, when religious liberty is raised up into being the national religion.

The Founding Fathers of the United States were very well aware of the fact that by the Constitution of 1787 they were doing something entirely new. And they were proud of it. "We are setting up a New World on a new basis without any need of cardinals or princes," they told the world, "and we are going to show that what we are doing is superior." It is new, certainly, and it is so different from every other previous civilization that one may hesitate to give to what these innovators did the name of civilization. But is it superior? Let us see how under the new regime of religious liberty God is emptied out, religion is gutted, man is deified, truth is discredited, good is undermined and culture is vulgarized.

Firstly, the substance of God is emptied out, He becomes a mere mockery of the true Divinity. If the new nation gives in its Constitution the prime place to national union, then the interests of God and of the truth take second place. Now, God either takes the first place or He is nothing at all. According to religious liberty, people will be free to give Him all the honors they like, but they will no longer be free to give Him the first place because that would risk upsetting national unity. Now the true God does not enter into that sort of combination and hence the true God may bless this or that individual, this or that family for their objective or subjective merits in the new nation, but the national and social life, as such, under this Constitution, will be struck by a divine curse. Indeed, public life in the United States is accursed. It is an avalanche of lies, a series of false wars followed by false peaces. Strong words - Card. Pie, I think, spoke just as strongly against the Masonic republic in France of the last century. So the problem is not the United States, the problem is Masonry. There is no use closing our eyes to the damage done by Masonry. (Americanism and Vatican II.)


Ignoring Bishop Williamson's belief that the conciliar "popes" are true and legitimate Successors of Saint Peter, his article is excellent and it should be read its entirety to be appreciated. We have only rarely found such clear-headed Catholic thinking about the errors of the American founding and their influence upon conciliarism in sedevacantist venues, where some dismiss any discussion of Americanism as a "fetish" as they rush to listen to the Catholic-turned-Mormon named Glenn Beck. Such people should think again about such very mistaken remarks as Catholic truth matters, and it is an apostle of such truth, Pope Leo XIII, who taught us that Americanism is a heresy. Do we hate what God hates with an undivided heart? Or do we think that are more "sophisticated" now. The conciliar revolutionaries, starting with Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, an arch-Americanist, believes that they are so "sophisticated." Shame on any traditionally-minded Catholic who thinks that it is somehow an "obsession" to note the proximate root causes of the statism from which we are suffering at this time.


Catholics have participated very merrily in the celebration of "founding principles" that could not do anything other than shift the enslavement of this country from English Masons to American Masons, and by this I mean to say from Englishmen infected by the naturalist spirit of Judeo-Masonry to Americans who are similarly infected and afflicted. )


The United States of America is the country where I was born and it will be, most likely, the country where I will die. Its founding occurred within the Providence of God and has served as a salutary lesson as to what happens when men believe that they can govern themselves absent a due subordination to the Catholic Church in all that pertains to the good of souls. To criticize the nature of the American founding and to point out how its false premises have led to our situation of social chaos today is not to "hate" one's country. True love of one's country, patria, wills her good, the ultimate expression of which is her conversion to the true Faith and her Catholicization in aspects of her public life and popular culture so that everything is done for the honor and glory of the Most Blessed Trinity and for the good, both temporal and eternal, of the souls for whom Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ shed every singe drop of His Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross.

Pope Leo XIII reminded us in Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890, that love of one's country is a duty of the Natural Law (and it is also an obligation of filial piety under the Fourth Commandment). Love of one's country, however, is not an empty sentimentality whereby its founding premises that are antithetical to the good of souls are lionized and those responsible for those false premises are "canonized" as secular saints. True love of one's country does not consider its public policy, whether domestic or international, to be received from the hand of God or that one's country has a "mission" to spread a particular form of government that is premised on defective views as to what constitutes true human liberty and upon the falsehood that is the separation of Church and State. We are called to love God as He has revealed Himself to us through His true Church, the Catholic Church, before we love our spouses and our children and our parents and our friends and our country:


It cannot be doubted that duties more numerous and of greater moment devolve on Catholics than upon such as are either not sufficiently enlightened in relation to the Catholic faith, or who are entirely unacquainted with its doctrines. Considering that forthwith upon salvation being brought out for mankind, Jesus Christ laid upon His Apostles the injunction to "preach the Gospel to every creature," He imposed, it is evident, upon all men the duty of learning thoroughly and believing what they were taught. This duty is intimately bound up with the gaining of eternal salvation: "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not, shall be condemned." But the man who has embraced the Christian faith, as in duty bound, is by that very fact a subject of the Church as one of the children born of her, and becomes a member of that greatest and holiest body, which it is the special charge of the Roman Pontiff to rule with supreme power, under its invisible head, Jesus Christ .

Now, if the natural law enjoins us to love devotedly and to defend the country in which we had birth, and in which we were brought up, so that every good citizen hesitates not to face death for his native land, very much more is it the urgent duty of Christians to be ever quickened by like feelings toward the Church. For the Church is the holy City of the living God, born of God Himself, and by Him built up and established. Upon this earth, indeed, she accomplishes her pilgrimage, but by instructing and guiding men she summons them to eternal happiness. We are bound, then, to love dearly the country whence we have received the means of enjoyment this mortal life affords, but we have a much more urgent obligation to love, with ardent love, the Church to which we owe the life of the soul, a life that will endure forever. For fitting it is to prefer the good of the soul to the well-being of the body, inasmuch as duties toward God are of a far more hallowed character than those toward men.

Moreover, if we would judge aright, the supernatural love for the Church and the natural love of our own country proceed from the same eternal principle, since God Himself is their Author and originating Cause. Consequently, it follows that between the duties they respectively enjoin, neither can come into collision with the other. We can, certainly, and should love ourselves, bear ourselves kindly toward our fellow men, nourish affection for the State and the governing powers; but at the same time we can and must cherish toward the Church a feeling of filial piety, and love God with the deepest love of which we are capable. The order of precedence of these duties is, however, at times, either under stress of public calamities, or through the perverse will of men, inverted. For, instances occur where the State seems to require from men as subjects one thing, and religion, from men as Christians, quite another; and this in reality without any other ground, than that the rulers of the State either hold the sacred power of the Church of no account, or endeavor to subject it to their own will. Hence arises a conflict, and an occasion, through such conflict, of virtue being put to the proof. The two powers are confronted and urge their behests in a contrary sense; to obey both is wholly impossible. No man can serve two masters, for to please the one amounts to contemning the other.

As to which should be preferred no one ought to balance for an instant. It is a high crime indeed to withdraw allegiance from God in order to please men, an act of consummate wickedness to break the laws of Jesus Christ, in order to yield obedience to earthly rulers, or, under pretext of keeping the civil law, to ignore the rights of the Church; "we ought to obey God rather than men." This answer, which of old Peter and the other Apostles were used to give the civil authorities who enjoined unrighteous things, we must, in like circumstances, give always and without hesitation. No better citizen is there, whether in time of peace or war, than the Christian who is mindful of his duty; but such a one should be ready to suffer all things, even death itself, rather than abandon the cause of God or of the Church. (Pope Leo XIII, Sapientiae Christianae, January 10, 1890.)

As noted earlier, to the extent that it can be said with historical certainty that King George III acted tyrannically, he did so as a result of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King in England wrought by King Henry VIII in 1534. We are suffering from the tyranny of statism at the present time for the same reason, that is, because King Henry Tudor set the English-speaking world on the path to naturalism that leads ultimately to the triumph of statism when he had himself declared supreme head of the "church" in England. The modern "state" has become the true secular "church" from which no one one may legitimately dissent because it is founded in a manifest rejection of the Sacred Rights of Christ the King, He who has made us truly free from the tyranny of sin and the power of eternal death by having offered Himself up once in time on the Holy Cross to His Co-Equal and Co-Eternal Father in Spirit and in Truth in atonement for our sins, a propitiatory offering that is re-presented in an unbloody manner every day when a true bishop or a true priest offers the unbloody re-presentation of that same Sacrifice of Calvary that is the Holy Mass.

As I have written on many occasions, anyone who thinks that we are restoring "order" to the United States of American by means of a Judeo-Masonic farce of an electoral system that accustoms us to accept increasingly higher doses of the supposedly "lesser evil" with the passage of time is quite mistaken. There are, however, some very concrete things we can do is to manifest our love for our nation, starting by making reparation for its crimes against God and man and to pray for her conversion to the true Faith, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our state-in-life permits. We must remember, my friends, that The Americas Belong to Our Lady, and anyone who says that they do not has no credibility to write or to speak about how to pursue the common temporal good or to secure true national security. No nation that dishonors Our Lady's Divine Son, Christ the King, and ignores the public honor that must be given to her while it promotes all manner of grave evils under the cover of the civil law in the name of "liberty" and "human rights" and "equality" can ever be made secure.

Obviously, we must always keep in mind the simple fact that none of us is free from the guilt of sin, which is why we must be earnest about making reparation for them to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Mindful of our need to make reparation of our sins and relying ever more confidently upon the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Empress of the Americas, may we be emboldened to plant the seeds, starting with the enthronement of our own homes to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, for the conversion of each man and woman and child in this nation to the Catholic Faith, thereby ushering in a Christendom in that part of North America located between Canada and Mexico wherein the wonderful cry of the Cristeros, voiced so proudly by Father Miguel Augustin Pro, S.J., will be on the lips of all men at all times:

Viva Cristo Rey!

Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.


Saint Joseph, pray for us.

Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.

Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.

Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.

Saint Isaac Jogues, pray for us.

Saint Rene Goupil, pray for us.

Saint John Lalonde, pray for us.

Saint Gabriel Lalemont, pray for us.

Saint Noel Chabanel, pray for us.

Saint Charles Garnier, pray for us.

Saint Anthony Daniel, pray for us.

Saint John DeBrebeuf, pray for us.

Saint Francis Solano, pray for us.

Saint Rose of Lima, pray for us.

Blessed John Massias, pray for us.

Blessed Martin de Porres, pray for us.

Father Miguel Augustin Pro, pray for us.

Father Junipero Serra, pray for us.

Bishop John Neumann, pray for us.

Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.

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

See also: A Litany of Saints


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