Unity and Peace Cannot Be Based in Error and Falsehood
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Madness. Absolute madness. We are living in a world of madness, of insanity, of absurdity, of emotionalism, of sentimentality and illogic. Madness. Complete and utter madness.
Naturalism has such a hold on the minds of most Americans that even "conservative" commentators are praising President Barack Hussein Obama's remarks at a "memorial" service for the victims of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, last evening, Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at the McKale Memorial Center at the University of Arizona. Yes, "conservatives" are praising a speech of pure naturalism, one designed to cater to the pluralistic "realities" of the United States of America.
Look at the madness. Just look at it:
Glenn Beck, Fox News host: He praised Mr. Obama for condemning a rush-to-judgment about the causes of the shooting, saying: “Last night, the president said what he should have said on Saturday. A leader says that on Day 1. But it is truly better late than never. This is probably the best speech he has ever given, and with all sincerity, thank you Mr. President, for becoming the president of the United States of America last night.
Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post columnist, on Fox News: He called it a “remarkable display of oratory and of oratorical skill, both in terms of the tone and the content.” He added: “You could only conclude that he did exactly what he had to do in a difficult environment.”
Pat Buchanan, former Republican speechwriter, on MSNBC: “I thought it was splendid.”
Marc Thiessen, former George Bush speechwriter, in The Washington Post: He credited the president for taking on the civility debate directly. “This was unexpected. It was courageous. It was genuine. And the president deserves credit for saying it.”
Jim Geraghty of the National Review, on Twitter: “Obama has never been more presidential than he was tonight.”
John Weaver, former political adviser to Senator John McCain of Arizona, on Facebook: “The president had exactly the right tone and was pitch perfect for the nation last night. And, when juxtaposed against . . . well, you know who… ahem….”
Mark Salter, the former speechwriter and senior adviser for Mr. McCain, in an email: “It was excellent in tone, message and delivery.”
Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host and former Republican member of Congress: “If the slings and arrows come today, and they will, it will only serve to diminish” those who criticize the president.
John Podhoretz, columnist for the New York Post: “If there is one thing we expect from occasions of national mourning, it is, at the very least, a modicum of gravity. That gravity was present in the president’s speech from first to last — especially in the pitch-perfect response to the disgusting national political debate over the past couple of days.”
Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, on ABC’s “Good Morning America”: “I thought it was excellent. I thought he did exactly what a leader should do at a moment like this.” (Reactions to the Speech.)
We must love the true God of Divine Revelation above everyone and everything else. There would be no need for a "national memorial service" in a land informed by and submissive to the Social Reign of Christ the King. The souls of deceased would be offered individual Requiem Masses. The priests who offered these Masses would ask for prayers for their immortal souls, reminding the survivors and others that it is a Spiritual Work of Mercy to pray for the living and the dead, especially by having Holy Mass offered for the souls of the deceased and to remember their intentions every day in our prayers before Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in His Real Presence in the Most Blessed Sacrament and, of course, in our fervent, meditative recitations of His Most Blessed Mother's Holy Rosary. That's the only consolation that we need. There is no other kind of "consolation" or "support" or "healing. Period.
We are not naturalists. We are Catholics at all times. We are called to think as Catholics at all times. We are called to speak as Catholics at all times. There is never a moment in our lives in which we are permitted to "put aside" our Catholicism and to speak as though the Incarnation, Nativity, Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ the King are matters of complete indifference at any time for any reason, including during a national tragedy that touches the lives of many people.
What good is a "memorial service" led by a man who is absolutely clueless about First and Last Things and that began with a professor incanting pagan "Native American" "prayers" for the souls of the deceased? Catholics reject such paganism and religious indifferentism out of hand as offensive to God and entirely useless for the souls of the dead or for the souls of the living, especially those who are grieving the sudden and unexpected deaths of their relatives and friends. Anything and everything else is pointless and useless, noting, of course, the the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo permits the use of pagan blessings such as the one given last evening as part of what is called "the inculturation of the Gospel." Both Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI have participated in such pagan rituals.
True Catholic leaders of the civil state participate humbly at Requiem Masses. They walk humbly in pilgrimages to honor the Mother of God. They call upon citizens to remember their duties to Christ the King as they honor Mary our Immaculate Queen. They do not lead pagan, religiously indifferentist memorial services. They are on their needs in prayer, not puffed up by high sounding words signifying absolutely nothing. We do not need a confused man's eloquent expressions meaning nothing to 'bring us together" or to plead for more "civility."
Unity and peace cannot be based in error and falsehood, nor, of course, on sacrilege and blasphemy. Catholicism and Catholicism alone is the one and only foundation of personal and social order. Yes, sure, maybe that's why there are so few people who read these articles. Too bad. Truth matters. God's truth matters. God's truth is expressed only by the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation and without which there can be no true social order.
What happened last evening in Tucson, Arizona, was, however, merely the latest example of what has become an Americanist, pluralist expression of the pagan funeral liturgies conducted in Rome and the atheist funeral services conducted in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Those public liturgies, as offensive as they were to God and as useless as they were to the souls of the deceased, were at least somber rituals. Even the Oklahoma City "memorial service" led on April 23, 1995, by the rogue in the White House at that time, William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, was, although no less offensive to God and useless to souls than what happened in Tucson last evening, somewhat somber and circumspect
Not so the celebration of naturalism and religious indifferentism in Tucson, Arizona. Not so.
John Podhoretz, the youngest son of one of the original Jewish "neoconservatives" (former socialists who came to reject socialism to embrace their own brand of "conservatism"), is, despite his praise of Obama's speech, which our current caesar may use to help rebuild his image prior to the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, in Tucson last evening, a critic of our reigning caesar, was aghast at the cheers and applause that interrupted the caesar's remarks:
But the president's stunning speech was marred by the feeling of the evening that surrounded it and the appalling behavior of the crowd in Tucson listening to it.
It was as though no one in the arena but the immediate mourners and sufferers had the least notion of displaying respectful solemnity in the face of breathtaking loss and terrifying evil.
First there was the professor with Mexican roots who spent 10 minutes talking about himself and then rushed through the Native American blessing he was supposed to be delivering.
There was the twinkly student-body president praising the heroic savior of Gabby Giffords for having fetched her (the student-body president) many cups of coffee during late-night working sessions.
Worst of all, there was the crowd, which bubbled over with excitement and enthusiasm. The tone of the event came to resemble a pep rally, no matter the monstrous fact of the six dead and the many injured.
Even Obama's lovely peroration about little Christina Green -- "I want us to live up to her expectations. I want our democracy to be as good as she imagined it" -- was greeted by the listeners as though they were delegates at a political convention, rather than attendees at a memorial service.
They might have been mindful that they too had a role, a role as front-line mourners just as it was President Obama's role to play mourner-in-chief. Instead, they were a "Daily Show" audience writ large.
There's been a great deal of talk in the wake of the massacre about the need for a national conversation about civility. Maybe what we need is a national conversation about elementary manners. (Prez perfect - but the crowd was appalling.)
Perhaps John Podhoretz has never been to a staging of the Protestant and Masonic Novus Ordo service. Raucous applause and laughter are commonplace in stagings of the so-called "Mass of Christian Burial." There will be raucous applause during the "homily" that is given during the Novus Ordo spectacle that will be staged on Sunday evening, January 23, 2011, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, District of Columbia, prior to the annual March for Life on Monday, January 24, 2011 (signifying what has become the march's celebratory mood, replete with false ecumenism and the same canards from the same "pro-life" politicians year after year after year, that prompted me to realize that it is better to pray my Rosaries before the Blessed Sacrament than to participate in what has become a celebration even though there is nothing to celebrate as babies are being slaughtered every day in this country under cover of the civil law). Applause is frequent even on a lot of Saturday evening and Sunday stagings of the Novus Ordo in once Catholic parishes now in possession of the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Raucous applause during a "memorial service"? This is just standard fare in the world of the Novus Ordo (see Gradually Accepting Naturalism's Informality).
There were, for the record, at least by my quick count from the text of Obama's speech last evening as found on the White House website, thirty-eight interruptions for applause and one for laughter. For what? For the speech of a figure of Antichrist, that's what.
What do I mean?
Well, it is real simple. A failure to mention the Holy Name of the Divine Redeemer in a substantive manner is the work of Antichrist.
Sure, Obama mentioned that one of the victims, Dorwan Stoddard, who gave up his own life to protect that of his wife's, and his wife went to the Mountain Avenue Church of Christ. Had it not been for that singular factual reference, though, Our Lord would have not been mentioned at all in the speech, and He wasn't mentioned in substantive terms whatsoever, never mind that fact that Christ the King is not to be found in the so-called "Mountain Avenue Church of Christ."
One of the ironies in Obama's remarks last evening is that they could have been given by any conciliar "pope" or "bishop" or presbyter, men who are usually all too willing to omit references to the Divine Redeemer, Christ the King, in order not to offend Protestants and Jews and Mohammedans and Hindus and Buddhists and total pagans or atheists. There are many examples of this (see No Room for Christ the King At Ground Zero and Whatever You Want). Even the conciliar "pontiff," Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI, who is an enabler of false religions and an admirer of the ability of "religion" to fight "irreligion as each denomination "coexists" peacefully with others, could have given such remarks as they were nothing other than pure Judeo-Masonry, which is of the essence of the false spirits of Modernity in the world and of Modernism in the counterfeit church of conciliarism. Part two of this article will discuss, yes, yet again, Ratzinger/Benedict's own penchant for catering to false religions, signified by his belief that another "Assisi World Day of Peace" meeting can stop the violence against Christians in the Middle East. Will they never learn? Will they never cease to offend God?
We continue to pray for the deceased and for the recovery of those wounded. We also pray for the conversion of all of those who are outside of the fold of the Good Shepherd, Christ the King, so that they can be embraced by the maternal bosom of Holy Mother Church. And while it is indeed miraculous that United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona) has opened her eyes and is now moving her arms and legs at the commands of her doctors despite having been shot through the brain at point blank range, we need to pray for the miracle of her conversion to the true Faith so that she will cease her support for the tragedy that so few Americans, relatively speaking, ever mourn, that of the daily slaughter of the innocent preborn under the cover of the civil law. This is our obligation as imposed upon us by the Spiritual Works of Mercy as being wounded by a deranged gunmen, who, according to a high school friend, did not listen to talk radio or take any active interest in politics, cannot save your immortal soul or make one fit to serve the cause of the common good, which must be pursued 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.
Even though I used the following quotation two days ago in All Falls Apart Absent Christ the King, I believe it pertinent to do so once again as the words spoken by Our Lord, Christ the King, to his beloved daughter, Saint Gertrude the great, carry special significance for these times during which naturalists and apostates reign in an unchecked manner:
"For what fault have you suffered most?" He replied: "For self-will and self-opinionatedness; for when I did any kindness for others, I would not do as they wished, but as I wished myself; and so much do I suffer for this, that if the mental agonies of all mankind were united in one person, he would not endure more than I do at present." She replied: "And what remedy will be the most efficacious for you?" He answered: "To perform acts of the contrary virtue, and to avoid committing the same fault." "But, in the meantime," inquired Gertrude, "what will afford you the greatest relief?" He replied: "The fidelity which I practiced toward others when on earth consoles me most. The prayers which are offered continually for me by many friends solace me as good news would solace a person in affliction. Each tone of the chant at Mass, or in the vigils which are said for me, seem to me as a most delicious reflection. All that is done for me by others, with a pure intention for God's glory, such as working, and even sleeping or eating, affords me great relief and shortens my sufferings, on account of the fidelity with which I labored for others." (The Life and Revelations of Saint Gertrude the Great, republished by TAN Books and Publishers in 1987, p. 341.)
Let us remain ever faithful to Christ the King and never afraid to proclaim His Sacred Truths no matter who is "offended" in the process. Let us pray our Rosaries with fervor and devotion in reparation for our sins and those of the whole world, praying that those who are steeped in naturalism will find that it is only Catholicism that brings true unity and peace to men and their nations.
Vivat Christus Rex! Viva Cristo Rey!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now?
Immaculate Heart of Mary, triumph soon.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints