“THE fate of the world is teetering,” claimed U.S. President Barack Obama, as he actively campaigned recently for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. cf. Business Insider, Nov. 2nd, 2016 He was referring to the possible election of Donald Trump—an anti-establishment candidate—and suggested that the world’s fate is hanging in the balance, were the real estate magnate to be elected.
Pope Benedict XVI has also said that the world’s fate is at risk, but ironically, for completely different reasons. He compared the present state of the world, particularly the Western nations, to the time of the collapse of the Roman Empire.
The disintegration of the key principles of law and of the fundamental moral attitudes underpinning them burst open the dams which until that time had protected peaceful coexistence among peoples. The sun was setting over an entire world. Frequent natural disasters further increased this sense of insecurity. There was no power in sight that could put a stop to this decline. All the more insistent, then, was the invocation of the power of God: the plea that he might come and protect his people from all these threats. —POPE BENEDICT XVI, Address to the Roman Curia, December 20th, 2010
The fatal problem, the pontiff said, is the wholesale abandonment of the natural moral law.
For all its new hopes and possibilities, our world is at the same time troubled by the sense that moral consensus is collapsing, consensus without which juridical and political structures cannot function. Consequently the forces mobilized for the defence of such structures seem doomed to failure. Only if there is such a consensus on the essentials can constitutions and law function. This fundamental consensus derived from the Christian heritage is at risk… In reality, this makes reason blind to what is essential. To resist this eclipse of reason and to preserve its capacity for seeing the essential, for seeing God and man, for seeing what is good and what is true, is the common interest that must unite all people of good will. The very future of the world is at stake. —Ibid.
I am a Canadian, and so the American election interests me for other reasons. That is, America, while fading as a superpower, still has a significant impact on world economies, social influence, and the balance of military power. Moreover, as I wrote in Mystery Babylon, America’s might has been used to spread “enlightened democracies” around the world in what amounts to an “ideological colonization” of other countries. America’s leadership has done so by making financial aid to war-torn or underdeveloped countries contingent upon their opening their borders to abortion, birth control, forced sterilization and gender ideology—that is, to the philosophical worldview that has been conceived, nursed, and promoted by “secret societies” since the 16th century.
America would be used to lead the world into the philosophic empire. You understand that America was founded by Christians as a Christian nation. However, there were always those people on the other side who wanted to use America, abuse our military power and our financial power, to establish enlightened democracies throughout the world and restore the lost Atlantis. —the late Dr. Stanley Monteith, The New Atlantis: Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings (video); interview Dr. Stanley Monteith
This is why I say that Obama’s claim that Hillary will seemingly save the world from destruction under Trump is utterly ironic (and this is not necessarily to say that Trump is a worthy candidate either). Because the election of Clinton to the presidency would cement the “culture of death” in both American society and foreign policy. Like Canada’s Prime Minister, Clinton has likewise abandoned the natural moral law for policies that undermine life, marriage, and religious freedom. In fact, she has openly stated cf. watch here speech here her enormous admiration of “the vision” of eugenicist and founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger—a woman who openly advocated the destruction of blacks and other “unwanted” in American society.
[Our objective is] unlimited sexual gratification without the burden of unwanted children… The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it. —Margaret Sanger (editor), The Woman Rebel, Volume I, Number 1. Reprinted in Woman and the New Race. New York: Brentanos Publishers, 1922
We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. —Margaret Sanger’s December 19, 1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble, 255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon’s Woman’s Body, Woman’s Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1976; cf. prolife365.com
If praising this woman’s views and aggressively defending Planned Parenthood (who has been engaged in the sale of baby body parts) is not shocking enough, one would have to be callous to overlook the open defence of “partial birth abortion” by Clinton during the recent televised presidential debates. cf. October 20th, 2016, National Review This is a procedure in which a living baby is delivered feet first until only its head remains in the birth canal, at which point the abortionist jabs scissors into the skull of the baby, evacuates its brains, and crushes its skull so as to fully remove the child. Because the baby was not fully delivered, it could still technically (under current “law”) not be considered a “person.” This kind of procedure—which matches or exceeds the brutal human sacrifice of any culture in human history—is nothing short of raw evil.
In this regard, a new “axis of evil” is forming in North America, one which has no regard for the sanctity of life and marriage, and little tolerance for those who oppose the State.
The fact is that orthodox Christians, and those who share their traditional views, are outnumbered. This was evident in Canada with the election of socially progressive governments both nationally and provincially in some provinces. The Prime Minister has moved quickly to ensure “gender rights” while Alberta’s provincial government—once considered the most conservative province in the country—has made unilateral decisions to impose genderless bathrooms and undermine home schooling while the teacher’s union there is encouraging students to stage “drag” shows in schools, refer to students as “comrades” rather than “boys” and “girls,” and take part in letter-writing campaigns to advocate LGBTQ rights internationally. cf. LifeSiteNews.com Prince Edward Island has legalized abortion clinics while British Columbia has introduced revisionist educational resources, and Ontario is promoting sexually explicit sex education. That, and the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled that assisted suicide is now legal. Canada, like America, has lost its moral foundation.
So, I would not be surprised if Clinton were elected since, as Benedict noted, “Christian heritage” is being rejected… Christians are quickly becoming outnumbered. I have been warning for years that a persecution of the Church is coming to North American shores. It would seem that there is nothing stopping it, short of a divine miracle. It reminds me of the audible locution an American priest heard while saying Mass a few years ago. It was the voice of St. Thérèse de Lisieux:
Just as my country [France], which was the eldest daughter of the Church, killed her priests and faithful, so will the persecution of the Church take place in your own country. In a short time, the clergy will go into exile and will be unable to enter the churches openly. They will minister to the faithful in clandestine places. The faithful will be deprived of the “kiss of Jesus” [Holy Communion]. The laity will bring Jesus to them in the absence of the priests. —conveyed to me by the priest in a private conversation
Leaked emails in the Democratic party reveal that top campaign staffers for Clinton have been seeking ways to start a ‘Catholic Spring’ and ‘plant the seeds of a revolution’ in the American Catholic Church that would overthrow the ‘conservative’ elements. In a startling admission, campaign head John Podesta wrote that such seeds have already been planted in dissident Catholic groups created, seemingly, by the Democratic machine:
We created Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good to organize for a moment like this… likewise Catholics United. —exposed in Wikileaks revelations; cf. archphila.org
A well known American attorney, who is not a Catholic, voiced his concern over this subversive attack upon religious liberty in a poignant letter to Archbishop Chaput of Philadelphia:
I was deeply offended by the [Clinton team] emails, which are some of the worst bigotry by a political machine I have seen…. Over the last eight years there has been strong evidence that the current administration, with which these people share values, has been very hostile to religious organizations. Now there is clear proof that this approach is deliberate and will accelerate if these actors have any continuing, let alone louder, say in government. These bigots are actively strategizing how to shape Catholicism not to be Catholic or consistent with Jesus’ teachings, but to be the ‘religion’ they want. They are, at the very core, trying to turn religion to their secular view of right and wrong consistent with their politics… I had hoped I would never see this day—a day like so many dark days in Eastern Europe that led to the death of my [Protestant minister] great grandfather at the hands of communists who also hated and wanted to destroy religion. —October 13th, 2016; from a column by Archbishop Charles Chaput; cf. archphila.org
His words are an echo of the warning Pope Leo XIII gave of these growing Storm clouds—over a hundred years before:
No longer making any secret of their purposes, they are now boldly rising up against God Himself …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. —POPE LEO XIII, Humanum Genus, Encyclical on Freemasonry, n.10, April 20th, 1884
Pope Pius IX gives us a powerful window into the philosophy and worldview of these agents of “change” that is more relevant today than ever:
As regards this teaching and these theories, it is now generally known that the special goal of their proponents is to introduce to the people the pernicious fictions of Socialism and Communism by misapplying the terms “liberty” and “equality.” The final goal shared by these teachings, whether of Communism or Socialism, even if approached differently, is to excite by continuous disturbances workers and others, especially those of the lower class, whom they have deceived by their lies and deluded by the promise of a happier condition. They are preparing them for plundering, stealing, and usurping first the Church’s and then everyone’s property. After this they will profane all law, human and divine, to destroy divine worship and to subvert the entire ordering of civil societies. —POPE PIUS IX, Nostis et Nobiscum, Encyclical, n. 18, DECEMBER 8, 1849
THE HAUNT OF DEMONS
As the American presidential campaigns took off last year, the image of Revelation 17 came to mind again. In fact, it’s only in hindsight that this image of America as “Mystery Babylon” is taking on new meaning.
Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great. She has become a haunt for demons. She is a cage for every unclean spirit, a cage for every unclean bird, [a cage for every unclean] and disgusting [beast]. For all the nations have drunk the wine of her licentious passion. The kings of the earth had intercourse with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her drive for luxury. (Rev 18:3)
I don’t think much commentary is necessary at this point—the rapid degradation of human sexuality and explosion of lust in Hollywood and social media speaks for itself. HBO’s recent 4-5 minute graphic orgy scene in the popular “Westworld” is but one more sad sign of the collapse of Babylon. Indeed, it is almost impossible to watch a movie or television program that is not obsessed with sex or laced with foul language. Even the recent celebrity plea to vote “Hillary” was a shocking expletive filled video, as if this is the only way that discourse is possible today. cf. brietbart.com
I saw a woman seated on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names, with seven heads and ten horns. The woman was wearing purple and scarlet and adorned with gold, precious stones, and pearls. She held in her hand a gold cup that was filled with the abominable and sordid deeds of her harlotry. On her forehead was written a name, which is a mystery, “Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and of the abominations of the earth.” I saw that the woman was drunk on the blood of the holy ones and on the blood of the witnesses to Jesus. (Rev 17:3-6)
For new readers, I encourage you to read Mystery Babylon, which explains why America seems to fulfill the role of this woman. It is notable that the recent and terrible executions of Christians in the Middle East, now numbering in the thousands, is the result of American foreign policy that essentially created and equipped ISIS. cf. “ISIS: Made in America”, June 18th, 2014; globalresearch.ca Also, in St John’s vision, it says, “The ten horns that you saw and the beast will hate the harlot.” Rev 17:16 Since I wrote Mystery Babylon, it’s been remarkable to witness an anti-American sentiment rising within the country where the flying of the flag, chanting of “U.S.A.”, or singing of the national anthem is met in some quarters with derision, particularly schools.
As the FBI continues to uncover evidence of greed and corruption in the Clinton Foundation; as Hillary’s campaign continues to openly promote an anti-Christian agenda; and as Christians’ blood is being shed as a fruit of foreign policy over which she has presided as Secretary of State… the election of this woman would carry a haunting significance. Still, we have to remember that none of our nations will be “saved” by politicians, but only by following God’s commandments. Only in following His Divine Will can we assure the survival of a nation, or at the very least, keep at bay the spirit of revolution that seeks to overturn God’s order.
We are living in a “time of grace”, a time of “vigilance.” If you want to know how and when the nations will be delivered from the power of evil, the answer has already been given:
Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy. —Jesus to St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Diary, n. 699
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