Only When They Win
Thomas A. Droleskey
Having written so frequently on naturalists of the false opposites of the "left" and the "right," it is difficult not to repeat myself. There are times when I write original articles that are phrased in some parts almost identically to past articles. Then the are times when the best thing that I can do is to copy and paste paragraphs such as the one that follows from All Hail! Caesar Obamus:
Naturalists of the left are, noting a few exceptions here and there, fascists of the first order. The very people who deny that there are objective truths that exist in the Order of Creation (Order of Nature) and have been revealed positively by God in the Order of Redemption (Order of Grace) exclusively through His Catholic Church believe that they are infallible and that they have the right to denounce anyone and everyone who opposes them with the most vile slogans imaginable. The fascism of the naturalists of the left seek to use rank intimidation to silence all opposition, which they view as illegitimate and actually a "clear and present danger" to the common temporal good of a society that has fallen into their hands as a logical consequence of the degenerative processes wrought by the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King by the Protestant Revolt and the rise of Judeo-Masonry.
More so than even the administration of former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, the current presidential administration of Barack Hussein Obama is proving itself to be a real creature of the the fascism exhibited by the leftist student radicals of the 1960s who used intimidation and actual acts of violence to take over college campuses and to attempt silence dissenting voices. These leftist student radicals later became the faculty members and administrators of many major universities and colleges, controlling, as I know only too well, the hiring processes that sought to screen out those who believed in any form of naturalism other than leftism, no less, of course a believing Catholic who took his Faith seriously despite his own sins and failings, and to prevent "dissenters" who lacked tenure from gaining it.
These leftist radicals employ all manner of slogans and lies and outright character assassinations to accomplish their objectives of silencing "dissenters." The very people who deny that Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ has deposited His teaching in the Catholic Church for Its eternal safekeeping and infallible explication believe that they and their naturalistic "insights" from the false opposite of the "left" are infallible and that to criticize them and their beliefs to reveal oneself to be bigoted or divisive or intolerant when the truth of the matter is that it is these naturalists of the false opposite of the "left" who are truly bigoted, divisive and intolerant, filled with hatred and invective for those who dare to disagree with them. Although I have experienced this first-hand in my academic career as a college professor of political science, one does not need to experience first-hand this bigotry and anger and hatred to know that it is real and that it is used with reckless abandon by the merchants of eternal and physical death who populate the ranks of the naturalists of the false opposite of the "left."
The administration of the pro-aborts Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., are going to great lengths to make sure that the naturalistic insights of the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck and of almost any of hosts of various programs on the Fox New Channel are denounced with a savage fury that is indeed reminiscent of what I experienced from intolerant leftist colleagues over the thirty years of my formal career as a college professor of political science in various institutions around the United States of America. Even some secular commentators in the "mainstream media" are finding the Obama-Biden administration's obsession with attempting to silence and to discredit its critics as a little "over the top" (see
Keeping the FOX Out of the White House).
Readers of this site know that I have no use for the blathering naturalists of the false opposite of the "right" as, no matter their particular insights on various issues on some occasions, these naturalists refuse to understand that the growth of the size and the power and the scope of the Federal government that they are criticizing currently is but the direct, logical and inexorable consequence of the overthrow of the Social Reign of Christ the King wrought by the Protestant Revolution against the Divine Plan that God Himself instituted to effect man's return to Him through the Catholic Church, a revolution that has been institutionalized by the rise of one naturalistic philosophy after another that make up the religiously indifferentist ethos of Judeo-Masonry. Pope Leo XIII noted this in Immortale Dei, November 1, 1885:
But that harmful and deplorable passion for innovation which was aroused in the sixteenth century threw first of all into confusion the Christian religion, and next, by natural sequence, invaded the precincts of philosophy, whence it spread amongst all classes of society. From this source, as from a fountain-head, burst forth all those later tenets of unbridled license which, in the midst of the terrible upheavals of the last century, were wildly conceived and boldly proclaimed as the principles and foundation of that new conception of law which was not merely previously unknown, but was at variance on many points with not only the Christian, but even the natural law.
I will go to my grave insisting to one and all that those who do not understand the proximate root causes of our problems today are themselves part of the problems we face in the world. Those who do not understand the Social Teaching of the Catholic Church will keep people in the dark as to the simple fact that the way out of the mess caused by the false, naturalistic, religiously indifferentist, anti-Incarnational, and semi-Pelagian principles of Modernity is not "conservatism" or "libertarianism." It is Catholicism, which is the sole foundation, although, given the vagaries of human free will, not an infallible guarantor, of personal and social order. The way out of this mess runs through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, and those who do not recognize this fact are indeed part of the problem we face in the world today no matter their particular insights on various issues and no matter their good intentions.
All of this having been noted, however, it is interesting to see the extent to which the naturalists of the false opposite of the "left" (false opposites in that both the "left" and the "right" believe in the same naturalistic premises of the modern civil state; both reject the Social Reign of Christ the King and the necessity of restoring the confessionally Catholic civil state and its pursuit of 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) seek to savage their false opposites in the "right" who dare to point out their lies and their patent abuse of power for their own political self-aggrandizement.
It is thus very natural for the naturalists in the Obama-Biden administration to have a special kinship for rulers (Hugh Chavez in Venezuela, Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, Manuel Zelaya in Honduras) who are as equally contemptuous of even naturalistic standards of the rule of law and of respect for dissenting voices in their own countries as thy are here in the United States of America.
The following report, written by United States Senator James De Mint, R-South Carolina, demonstrates the kinship between the administration of Caesar Obamus and the former President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, who was removed from office constitutionally for abuses of his powers:
In the last three months, much has been made of a supposed military "coup" that whisked former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from power and the supposed chaos it has created.
After visiting Tegucigalpa last week and meeting with a cross section of leaders from Honduras's government, business community, and civil society, I can report there is no chaos there. There is, however, chaos to spare in the Obama administration's policy toward our poor and loyal allies in Honduras.
That policy was set in a snap decision the day Mr. Zelaya was removed from office, without a full assessment of either the facts or reliable legal analysis of the constitutional provisions at issue. Three months later, it remains in force, despite mounting evidence of its moral and legal incoherence.
While in Honduras, I spoke to dozens of Hondurans, from nonpartisan members of civil society to former Zelaya political allies, from Supreme Court judges to presidential candidates and even personal friends of Mr. Zelaya. Each relayed stories of a man changed and corrupted by power. The evidence of Mr. Zelaya's abuses of presidential power—and his illegal attempts to rewrite the Honduran Constitution, a la Hugo Chávez—is not only overwhelming but uncontroverted.
As all strong democracies do after cleansing themselves of usurpers, Honduras has moved on.
The presidential election is on schedule for Nov. 29. Under Honduras's one-term-limit, Mr. Zelaya could not have sought re-election anyway. Current President Roberto Micheletti—who was installed after Mr. Zelaya's removal, per the Honduran Constitution—is not on the ballot either. The presidential candidates were nominated in primary elections almost a year ago, and all of them—including Mr. Zelaya's former vice president—expect the elections to be free, fair and transparent, as has every Honduran election for a generation.
Indeed, the desire to move beyond the Zelaya era was almost universal in our meetings. Almost.
In a day packed with meetings, we met only one person in Honduras who opposed Mr. Zelaya's ouster, who wishes his return, and who mystifyingly rejects the legitimacy of the November elections: U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens.
When I asked Ambassador Llorens why the U.S. government insists on labeling what appears to the entire country to be the constitutional removal of Mr. Zelaya a "coup," he urged me to read the legal opinion drafted by the State Department's top lawyer, Harold Koh. As it happens, I have asked to see Mr. Koh's report before and since my trip, but all requests to publicly disclose it have been denied.
On the other hand, the only thorough examination of the facts to date—conducted by a senior analyst at the Law Library of Congress—confirms the legality and constitutionality of Mr. Zelaya's ouster. (It's on the Internet here .)
Unlike the Obama administration's snap decision after June 28, the Law Library report is grounded in the facts of the case and the intricacies of Honduran constitutional law. So persuasive is the report that after its release, the New Republic's James Kirchick concluded in an Oct. 3 article that President Obama's hastily decided Honduras policy is now "a mistake in search of a rationale."
The Hondurans I met agree. All everyone seemed to want was a chance to make their case, or at least an independent review of the facts.
So far, the Obama administration has ignored these requests and instead has repeatedly doubled down. It's revoked the U.S. travel visas of President Micheletti, his government and private citizens, and refuses to talk to the government in Tegucigalpa. It's frozen desperately needed financial assistance to one of the poorest and friendliest U.S. allies in the region. It won't release the legal basis for its insistence on Mr. Zelaya's restoration to power. Nor has it explained why it's setting aside America's longstanding policy of supporting free elections to settle these kinds of disputes.
But these elections are the only way out—a fact even the Obama administration must see. The Honduran constitution prohibits Zelaya's return to power. The election date is set by law for Nov. 29. The elections will be monitored by international observers and overseen by an apolitical body, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, whose impartiality and independence has been roundly praised, even by Ambassador Llorens.
America's Founding Fathers—like the framers of Honduras's own constitution—believed strong institutions were necessary to defend freedom and democracy from the ambitions of would-be tyrants and dictators. Faced by Mr. Zelaya's attempted usurpations, the institutions of Honduran democracy performed as designed, and as our own Founding Fathers would have hoped.
Hondurans are therefore left scratching their heads. They know why Hugo Chávez, Daniel Ortega and the Castro brothers oppose free elections and the removal of would-be dictators, but they can't understand why the Obama administration does.
They're not the only ones. (What I Heard in Honduras)
Although Senator De Mint does not understand that "strong institutions" cannot defend the legitimate exercise human freedom in accordance with the binding precepts of the Divine Positive Law and the Natural Law as they have been entrusted by Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ tot he Catholic Church if they are not subordinate to the exercise of the Social Reign of Christ the King as it must be exercised by that same Catholic Church, he has identified quite correctly the fact that the Obama-Biden administration seeks to ignore hard, incontrovertible facts about the the abuse of power by their fellow naturalists of the "leftist" bent around the world, especially here in the Americas. Left unsaid in Senator De Mint's report is this basic truth concerning the naturalists of the false opposites of the "left:" elections only matter when they win.
As I have noted on other occasions, including in Fascists for Freedom and All Hail! Caesar Obamus, there is a long tradition, dating back to the Revolutionary War itself, of suppressing dissenting voices in the United States of America.
President John Adams tried to intimidate political opponents by means of the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798. The Sedition Act, enacted on July 14, 1798, made it a crime to publish "false, scandalous, and malicious" writing against the government of the United States of America and its officials. President Abraham Lincoln, a consummate statist, used the full power of the government of the United States of America to silence dissent during the War Between the States. President Thomas Woodrow Wilson did so to such an extent during World War I that Senator Hiram Johnson (R-California) observed "that it is now illegal to criticize the government of the United States at any time for any reason." President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did so during World War II. And it can be argued very plausibly that former President George Walker Bush took all of this American "tradition" of intimidation and control to newer and more sophisticated and all-encompassing levels than had ever been seen in the history of the not-so-free United States of America prior to Caesar Obamus, whose White House website wants Obamadroids to "turn in" anyone who dares to criticize the Obama's "truth" about his attempt to nationalize health-care, a Cook County Democratic Party machine politician and Saul Alinsky-trained "community organizer" (read: thug) who is in league with the likes of fascists such as Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega and Manuel Zelaya.
You want to listen to the naturalists blather on and on and on about naturalism? Go right ahead! Naturalism provides a ready-made theater of the absurd that is certainly gripping in naturalistic terms. To what end does this theater of the absurd lead? To what end? Where has it ever led but to more naturalism? As I have pointed out so many times, the "pro-life" "conservative," George Walker Bush, whose domestic and foreign policy, especially that policy in support of the murderous policies of the State of Israel, still has the full support of many of these naturalistic blatherers, made possible the election of the fascist of the false opposite of the "left," Caesar Obamus.
To use the colloquial, however, I've been there and done that. Enough, at least for me.
I, for one, know all I need to know about Barack Hussein Obama in that he is a naturalist who supports the killing of innocent preborn babies, both by chemical and surgical means, and other grave evils under cover of the civil law. That alone disqualifies him from holding any office, whether elected or appointed, of public trust.
No amount of naturalistic blathering is going to retard these evils. No amount of naturalistic blathering retarded evils during the administration of former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton and former Vice President Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. And it was despite all of the naturalistic blathering that then Texas Governor George Walker Bush nearly lost the 2000 presidential election to Gore. Bush won in 2000 only because
97,421 committed leftists in the State of Florida voted for Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader in the belief that there were few essential differences between himself and Gore, not because of any of the blathering on talk radio. Our situation will worsen, to a greater or lesser extent, as long the counterfeit church of concilairism remains in and of itself one of the chief agencies to promote naturalism extant in the world today (see Figures of Antichrist Applauding Each Other and A New Fatima For A New Religion).
We must remember that we are fighting preternatural forces of darkness at the present time, and it is for this reason that we must be earnest about saving our own souls as the consecrated slaves of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of His Most Blessed Mother, living penitentially with every beat of our hearts, consecrated as they must be to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in order to make reparation for our own many sins, which are indeed very responsible for the worsening of the state of the Church Militant on earth and of the world-at-large.
Although naturalists of the false opposite of the "left" plainly believe that elections matter only when they win and that they can seek to retain their power by caricaturing their opponents and attempting to silence them by he use of slogans and invectives, we must understand the only election that matters to us is election that took place in the Baptismal font when we were incorporated into the very inner life of the Blessed Trinity as members of the Catholic Church. It is this election and this election alone that defines who we are and how we are to conduct ourselves in the midst of our daily lives. It is this election that teaches us that we are to view all of the events of our own individual lives and the larger lives of nations and the world exclusively through the eyes of the true Faith, not as partisans of this or that political party and not as jingoistic nationalists and not as adherents to this or that political ideology or philosophy, whether of the left or of the right. We are called to be champions of Christ the King and of Mary our Immaculate Queen no matter how seemingly insurmountable the obstacles may be to the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the world.
Remember this and remember it well: God is omnipotent. He has arranged it in his loving Providence that we would be alive at this time of apostasy and betrayal being perpetrated by the counterfeit church of conciliarism and this time of statism being promoted by the likes of Caesar Obamus and his minions and enablers, including conciliar supporters of the new world order such as Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI.
Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ wants us to be the humble clients of His Most Blessed Mother's Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart as we attempt to plant the seeds for the restoration of the Church Militant on earth and of Christendom in the world as the fruit of the fulfillment of Our Lady's Fatima Message.
Until then, good readers, it is enough for us, I believe, to reminded of these words of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:
Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of men. For they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues. And you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles: But when they shall deliver you up, take no thought how or what to speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what to speak. For it is not you that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you.
The brother also shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and shall put them to death. And you shall be hated by all men for my name's sake: but he that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved. And when they shall persecute you in this city, flee into another. Amen I say to you, you shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the Son of man come. The disciple is not above the master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the goodman of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household?
Therefore fear them not. For nothing is covered that shall not be revealed: nor hid, that shall not be known. That which I tell you in the dark, speak ye in the light: and that which you hear in the ear, preach ye upon the housetops. And fear ye not them that kill the body, and are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and not one of them shall fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore: better are you than many sparrows. Every one therefore that shall confess me before men, I will also confess him before my Father who is in heaven. But he that shall deny me before men, I will also deny him before my Father who is in heaven. Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
And a man's enemies shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not up his cross, and followeth me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that shall lose his life for me, shall find it. He that receiveth you, receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. (Matthew 10: 16-40.)
We must rejoice that we are living in a time of persecution and calumny. We are persecuted and calumniated by the lords of Modernity in civil authority for refusing to deny Christ the King before men. We are persecuted and calumniated by the lords of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism for adhering to the perennial teaching of the Catholic Church, including the Social Reign of Christ the King. Deo gratias! Deo gratias! Deo gratias!
Yes, Deo gratias! God has known from all eternity that we would be alive in these troubling times. Indeed, He has willed from all eternity that we would be alive in these troubling times, which are the times that can make saints of those who are willing to suffer and to suffer well for the sake of the Church as His consecrated slaves through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. We must remember at all times that the graces won for us by the shedding of every single drop of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood on the wood of the Holy Cross and that flow into our hearts and souls through the loving hands of Our Lady, she who is the Mediatrix of All Graces, are sufficient for us to deal with each of the crosses--social, ecclesiastical and personal--we are called to bear each day our our lives.
Mindful of the fact that we must make reparation for our sins, which are more responsible than we realize for the problems facing the Church Militant on earth and the world-at-large, on a constant basis, especially by praying as many Rosaries each day as our states-in-life permit, we must pray each day for the conversion of the civic officials who seek to persecute and calumniate us. Our Lord has commanded us to pray for our enemies. We had better do so if we want to save our own souls!
We invoke today the intercession of Saint Teresa of Avila, who maintained her interior life of prayer despite going through twenty years of spiritual aridity, to ask her to help us to remain steadfast in our own prayers no matter the apparent lack of "results" in this life. We are undergoing a Chastisement that involves for so many Catholics an "aridity" caused by their not having access to true sacramental rites. All the more reason to be reminded of this quotation from Saint Teresa of Avila that appeared in a Society of Saint Pius V publication in the 1980s:
"I would give up my life a thousand times, not only for each of the truths of Sacred Scripture, but even more for the least of the ceremonies of the Catholic Church." (Saint Teresa of Avila, Life, Foundations, Thirty-three, 3.)
The truths and the ceremonies of the Catholic Church have indeed been altered by the counterfeit church of conciliarism, which is why so many Catholics all across the vast expanse of the ecclesiastical divide are ensnared in the diabolical traps of the naturalists of the false opposites of the "left" and the "right."
Saint Teresa of Avila was tenderly to Good Saint Joseph, who is the Patron of the Universal Church and the Protector of the Faithful. She reminded us to remain close to Our Lady's Most Chaste Spouse, he who discharged his duties as the foster-father of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ:
I only beg, for the love of God, that anyone who does not believe me will put what I say to the test, and he will see by experience what great advantages come from his commending himself to this glorious patriarch and having devotion to him. Those who practice prayer should have a special affection for him always. I do not know how anyone can think of the Queen of the Angels, during the time that she suffered so much with the Child Jesus, without giving thanks to Saint Joseph for the way he helped them. If anyone cannot find a master to teach him how to pray, let him take this glorious saint as his master and he will not go astray. (The Autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila, Chapter 6, see Devotion to Saint Joseph)
Imploring the help of Saint Teresa of Avila, may we keep ever close to Our Lady and to Saint Joseph during this time of apostasy and betrayal so that we, unworthy though we may be, can plant a few seeds for the victory of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, a few seeds that might, please God and by Our Lady's intercession, make it possible for us to win the only election that matters: the Divine favor at the moment of our Particular Judgments.
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon!
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!