Shop for thousands of Catholic gifts at Aquinas and More/affiliate/ThinkingCath1376
SiteSell Hosting

Download a Permanent Printable PDF Version of This Article.

Truth is the only thing we can Unite on.  Yet Real Truth Divides.

Truth Divides, because Truth Hurts.  Any "Truth" that indiscriminately Unites is a False Truth.

Vic Biorseth, Friday, July 15, 2016
http://www.CatholicAmericanThinker.com/

Bring us all together?  Excuse me?  With what

We must unite on Truth, but we cannot all unite on Truth, because Truth Divides.  That's the problem.  Good cannot unite with evil.  Nor can Truth unite with Falsehood. 

How many of us still know that very simple common sense fact? 

Recognition of Real Truth is what has been and is being educationally indoctrinated and socially propagandized out of us, by ever growing cadres of our own American "cultural elite" enemies of Truth. 

How many of us still know what (or actually Who) Truth is? 

Recognizing that human Culture = Religion + Politics, our whole American culture must find

  1. the points of Religion on which it can unite, and
  2. the points of Politics on which it can unite, and
  3. the enemy religions and enemy ideologies that must be opposed if not expunged from the whole American Culture, if the American Culture itself is to endure. 

And what is the original and still enduring American Culture, at least at the lowly citizen level? 

The American Ethos is the Judaeo-Christian Ethos, still predominant among the ordinary citizenry.  The American elites range between being amoral and immoral anti-Americans of various description, with few notable exceptions.  Which is to say, the guiding ethos of our Constitution-violating "Ruling class" ranges between Indiferentism and Evil. 

Today the entire American federal government is ruled by and follows the agendas of Political Parties, and the agendas of the Parties are completely out of line with the entire American nation, as designed and as constituted.  Party agendas in fact violate the Constitution and the whole original ideology of America, as you can see in the Political Ideologies page.  Today the Parties, not the Constitution, are sovereign, not in legitimate law, but in fact. 

The Unique American Political Ideal.

The American Politics - the Declaration and the Constitution - are (or originally were and should always remain) based upon the uniting Principle of permanently fixing into civil law the pre-existing Natural Law unalienable civil rights to Equality, Life, Liberty and Private Property.  From these four unalienable rights flow all the citizen rights coded into the Constitution and all Amendments to the Constitution. 

See the Christian American Politics pages.  That's where our most common religious beliefs and our most common political philosophy of a liberated citizenry merged to become our unique American Culture.  The American Idea, or Ideology, makes the law itself our only sovereign, and makes the entire government, as well as the people, all equal to each other and all subservient to the same supreme law, which is the Constitution.  The government and the people are equal entities under the law.  No one is above anyone else, and the periodically elected Government is Representative of the People it serves. 

The very purpose for being of the American government is to protect the rights of the people from even itself - from the people's own government.  The rights are fixed, and permanent - the government is not.  The government is temporary

It's only purpose for being is to enforce and obey the supreme law of the land - the Constitution.  Government officials and members of the military are required to swear an oath of allegiance to the Constitution, to uphold it and defend it against all enemies, foreign or domestic, before they even assume office or put on a uniform. 

Corrupt government seeks to change this and make itself permanent. 

The American government itself is formed only with the Consent of the Governed, and when the government betrays its own fixed principles and/or the consent of the people, it is the right and duty of the people to abolish it and form new government under these exact ideological principles.  Periodic elections protect against "professional" government establishing itself over the Constitution.

The American government is Constitutionally limited in size, authority, power and scope.  The government may do only what the Constitution says it can do, and nothing more. 

Corrupt government seeks to grow in size, power and scope. 

The American Ideal involving a liberated citizenry encourages a large and free private sector and small public (government) sector, with government restrictions or control only involving elements listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution, and unlawful activity. 

Corrupt government seeks to make itself indispensable to the citizenry. 

As citizens are "trained" to become more and more dependent, corrupt government grows to take care of their needs for them, at the expense of Citizen Liberty, the principle at the very heart of the original ideal of America. 

The free and independent citizenry is what made America exceptional

Our Religion:  What must we divide on, what may we unite on

First of all, let's look at where we are; what separates us and what holds us together, recognizing that together, in all our imperfections, we remain a fairly distinct People, somewhat more "civil" than most others in the world.  And recognizing that the ethos that formed America was the same ethos that gave birth to what all the world recognizes as Civilization

Let's look at the Ten Commandments.

These lists were developed from Exodus 20, and, with more detail, from Deuteronomy 5. 

Exodus 20

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

"You shall have no other gods before me.

"You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days you shall labor, and do all your work;

but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

"You shall not kill.

"You shall not commit adultery.

"You shall not steal.

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's."

Deuteronomy 5

"`I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

"`You shall have no other gods before me.

"'You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

"`You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

"`Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.

Six days you shall labor, and do all your work;

but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your manservant, or your maidservant, or your ox, or your ass, or any of your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you. You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out thence with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.

"`Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

"`You shall not kill.

"`Neither shall you commit adultery.

"`Neither shall you steal.

"`Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.

"`Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's.'

In Christianity, these Commandments began life as the Catholic list below, and the Protestant list beside it came into being after the birth of the various Protestant "Reformed" Churches. 

Catholic

  1. I am the LORD your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not kill.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.

Protestant

  1. I am the Lord thy God...Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
  5. Honor thy father and thy mother.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  10. Thou shalt not covet.

Note that the numbers don't match. 

From this we can see that the Church seems to combine 1 and 2 from the Protestant list, and Protestantism seems to combine 9 and 10 from the Catholic list. 

Why? 

Catholic 1 versus Protestant 1 and 2:

Commandments 1 and 2 in the Protestant counting are redundant; if there is only one God we may worship, that prohibition covers the making of idols or false gods made of any material, to worship. 

Doing any such thing is condemned in the Catechism as a mortal sin.  See Paragraphs 2110, 2111, 2112, 2113 and 2114. 

The prohibition of making images of God Himself (Gen 33:20; 1 John 4:12) was due to the fact that man had not seen God, and no image made of him could be true.  But that Old Testament teaching was no longer true, once man had gazed upon Jesus Christ, man and God.  "He who has seen me has seen the Father" (John 14:9); "I and the Father are one (John 10:30).

And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up,
that whoever believes in him may have eternal life." --John 3:14-15

The brazen (bronze) serpent Moses lifted up in the desert (Num 21:9), which became the emblem of the medical profession, is thus related by the Lord God Himself to the lifting up of Himself on the cross of crucifixion.  Thus, crucifixes with the image of Jesus Christ upon them are atop all Catholic Churches, above all Catholic altars, leading all Catholic liturgical processions and in Catholic homes, so that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 

When we "fix" on a Crucifix or other image of Christ in prayer, the prayer is not directed to the image itself, but to the One the image portrays. 

St. John himself, the Beloved Apostle, is reputed to have made one of the first icons of Jesus Christ, now lost to antiquity. 

Miss-interpretation of the intent of Protestant Commandment 2 is probably what caused the resurgence of the ancient heresy of Iconoclasm by the Church of England during all the Christian world's internecine Reformation wars.  We spoke in detail about it in the Catholic Prayer page, addressing prayers to saints and veneration (not worship) of religious icons of saints, and the making of religious iconography. 

The 787 A.D. Second Council of Nicaea settled the matter of the original heresy, when the Church, with the Holy Spirit, decided against the Iconoclasts (Image Smashers) and held that veneration before icons of Saints pass on to the Saints, and was not worship or adoration directed to the image, but to the one the image portrays.  Prayer to saints is prayer in line with the doctrine of the living Community Of Saints.  It is all part and parcel of the whole living Body Of Christ, which is the Church: the Church Triumphant, the Church Suffering and the Church Militant.  Note that this Council took place long before the Reformation and the birth of any of the Protestant "Reformed" Churches. 

Only the original Christian Church has unbroken continuity of doctrine. 

Catholic 10 versus Protestant 9 and 10:

So why is Protestant Commandment 10 a combination of Catholic Commandments 9 and 10, or, why does the Church separate Protestantism's last Commandment into two? 

From the Church's view, a spouse and property are two very different things.  A man's wife is not his property, but an extension of himself, for the two have become one.  And it is the same from the woman's point of view; her husband is not her property, but an actual extension of herself. 

The Natural Law right to private property is protected by Thou shalt not steal.  The Natural Law right to the founding and building up of the normative human family is protected by Thou shalt not commit adultery.  These are two very different things. 

It may be said of the married that marriage completes their humanity.  All that they hold they hold in common.  They have become partners in life, co-conspirators against all the outside world, always supporting each other, drawing strength from each other and taking each other's part against any and all challenges and obstacles.  It is marriage alone that creates the family, it is the family alone that is the primal building block of civilization, and thus marriage is indissoluble while mere property comes and goes. 

Whatever harms the marriage breaks the family; whatever breaks the family breaks civilization.  The very concept is supported by God's Law, Natural Law and simple common sense. 

A wife (or a husband) is far to important to be lumped in with property. 

The Two Great Commandments, and the Jews.

Judaism, Catholicism and Protestantism - or most of Protestantism - summarize the Ten Commandments of God into the Two Great Commandments.  The first three (four in the Protestant counting) are summarized into the First Great Commandment:

And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him.
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?"
And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment. --Matt 22:35-38

This is the Great Commandment from which flows all doctrines relating to the science of Theology, the study of God, and the study of man's relationship to God.  Differing interpretation of this Great Commandment, and the Commandments summarized into it, are what define and differentiate Judaism, Catholicism and Protestantism from each other. 

Interpretations of this Commandment divide us into our different religions

Judaism, Catholicism and Protestantism, all, summarize the last seven (six in the Protestant counting) Commandments into the Second Great Commandment: 

And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." --Matt 22:39-40

This is the Great Commandment from which flows all doctrines relating to the science of Morality, the study of man, and man's relationship to his fellow man.  How we are to get along peaceably with each other. 

Interpretations of this Commandment unite us into a civilized People. 

Jews, Catholics, Protestants of all varieties, including those sects who consider themselves Christian although they abandon the Trinity, or the Godship of Jesus, etc., all, without exception, hold to these Morality Commandments, at least in word and  principle if not in actual action. 

We all know instinctively that they are right and Just Commandments. 

The more they are voluntarily obeyed, the more civilized the society. 

The Old Testament Laws that Jesus fulfilled were of the Theological variety, coming out of the First Great Commandment.  Notice Jesus' first answer to the rich young man, ragarding what he must do to attain life everlasting: 

And behold, one came up to him, saying, "Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?"
And he said to him, "Why do you ask me about what is good? One there is who is good. If you would enter life, keep the commandments."
He said to him, "Which?" And Jesus said, "You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness,
Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself." --Matt 19:16-19

Note well that all of these were of the Moral Commandments, coming out of the Second Great Commandment, not out of the First.  The old Mosaic Law was being disestablished; most of the 613 or so of the Old Law Commandments were being de-emphasized or set aside entirely. 

Jesus' one new Commandment was that His Apostles and His Disciples love one another as He loved them.  We see this in John 13:34; John 15:12 and 17; Rom 12:10; Rom 13:8; 1 Thes 4:9; 1 Pet 1:22; 1 John 3:11 and 23; 2 John 1:5.  Repetition means heavy emphasis.  That is how the world is to know that we are His followers, that we love one another.  Not the world, but each other. 

Remember that Jesus drew the ire of the ruling Political Party of His day, the Pharisees, by repeatedly and stubbornly violating Mosaic Law, especially the Sabbath Laws (Mark 2:27; Matt 12:8; Luke 6:5). 

The New Covenant officially set aside all the old rules concerning the Kosher food and drink laws, the Sabbath laws and so forth.  Jesus established an entirely new Covenant. 

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a sabbath. --Col 2:16

Circumcision, as a rite of entry for newborns and for converts, was abandoned, and replaced by water Baptism, as the new rite of initiation into the People of God.  The Saturday observance was replaced by Sunday, the Lord's Day, the day He rose from the dead.  His disciples would gather on the "Eighth Day", Sunday, for the breaking of the bread and the prayers. 

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. --Acts 2:42

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, --Acts 2:46

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and he prolonged his speech until midnight. --Acts 20:7

Isn't all of that Divisive rather than Unifying?

Well, yeah; what's wrong with that?  It's Theology; it's specific Religion. Theology is what makes a Jew a Jew, a Catholic a Catholic, a Protestant a Protestant.  There is and can be no "blending" of these specific theologies into some general grab-bag of general religiosity. 

There's nothing wrong and everything right with arguing, debating on, converting over or dividing over questions of religious teaching, doctrine, liturgy and so forth.  This is America.  All of us - Jews, Catholics and Protestants of every description agree that none of us is going to get into Heaven by force, or by any law of any man, or by any government edict. 

Only by our own free will choices made in this life, by us, without duress. 

And that can best be done in a state that protects individual Liberty. 

That we all agree on.  Here, and only here, are we free to make our own choices about it, and openly discuss it with others, out loud.  If America is not the only place, it is the best.  No one is going to shoot you for disagreeing on any point of theology.  We are all free to go to the Church or Synagogue of our personal preference, and to publicly proclaim the Word of God as we understand and believe it.  The First Amendment guarantees it and protects it, so long as someone is protecting the Constitution itself. 

Here, we are perfectly set up for the great Theological debate; a division which is, in my opinion, a healthy and good division, because it stirs deep thought and promotes the quest for ultimate Truth.  If we can peacefully divide on our American Theology, we can Politically unite on our common American Morality, the Civilizing Morality which no one outside the Judaeo-Christian religions shares in its completeness. 

Are there religions all of us should oppose, even in law?  You betcha. 

Satanism is one.  It exists to destroy our national "General" religion of Judaeo-Christianity.  Satanism opposes all of it, and seeks to destroy it, and the morality that springs from it, which means that Satanism opposes civilization itself.  Wica is right behind Satanism.  All of Judaeo-Christian faiths condemn sorcery, divining, spells and so forth.  Religions that oppose the ethos of the nation oppose the Natural Law principles that make us free, and oppose the Constitution that guarantees representative, not special exception, law for a highly moral people. 

Simple common sense should tell us that religious belief systems that oppose the founding moral code of the whole nation and that oppose or seek to undermine the very First Amendment and other Constitutional freedoms of the citizenry should not be given free reign or equal protection with the Judaeo-Christian ethos that they openly oppose. 

Various polytheistic and animistic religions should be welcomed in America only in so far as the practitioners can live within the constraints of the American Principles protecting Equality, Life, Liberty and Property, and abide by and protect the Constitution itself.  And there are many.  If they can live out and practice their faith without interfering in any way with anyone else's living and practicing their own faith, that is well and good.  Satanism does not do that. 

Of course, that leaves Islam out.  Islam in its central doctrine openly opposes Equality, Life, Liberty and Property.  It opposes and seeks to destroy the Constitution, and the nation of America.  It opposes and seeks to destroy Judaism and Christianity.  It opposes and seeks to kill or dominate everyone on earth.  That is Islam's very purpose for being. 

And, of course, that leaves Marxism out.  Marxism is not a religion, you say, and that is true enough.  Marxism is an anti-religion.  Marxism opposes and seeks to eliminate, by law, all religion and religious belief.  Historically, when and where it has failed to eliminate religion, it has dominated and controlled it.  Examples are the official state religion of the old USSR and today's Russia, the Russian Orthodox Church, and the "Official" (above ground) state controlled Catholic Church in China. 

Both Islam and Marxism, as clear enemies of the First Amendment, at least, should not be welcome at all in America, let alone blessed by any our our current national Theistic religions. 

Our Politics:  What must we divide on, what may we unite on

The Constitutional American Republic itself is built upon the ideal of a moral, liberated citizenry and a limited government that protects and serves the people.  For a nation to be a nation of Liberty and of a Liberated Citizenry, the citizenry must be a highly moral citizenry.  A self-governing nation demands a self-governing citizenry, and a self-governing citizenry is made of of self-governing individual citizens. 

Self-governance, or Liberty, demands voluntary adherence to a fixed, popular, commonly held strict moral code.  Moral citizens willingly and happily obey Representative Law that reflects back to the citizens the same strict moral code, and that flows from it.  When the government and the citizenry are on the same moral page, there is Liberty constrained only by morality.  A common sense of right and wrong. 

Judaeo-Christian morality is what civilization itself is made of. 

Civilized people live within the law; uncivilized people become outlaws. 

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” –John Adams.

“It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation of ours was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians … not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” –Patrick Henry.

"Without God there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience … without God there is a coarsening of the society; without God democracy will not and cannot long endure … If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a Nation gone under." –Ronald Reagan.

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” –Benjamin Franklin.

“The sum of all is, if we would most truly enjoy the gift of Heaven, let us become a virtuous people; then shall we both deserve and enjoy it. While, on the other hand, if we are universally vicious and debauched in our manners, though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.” –Samuel Adams.

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens … Let it simply be asked, where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice?” –George Washington.

“The link between culture and faith is not only necessary for culture but also for faith. A faith that does not become culture is a faith not fully embraced, not fully appreciated and not faithfully lived.” –John Paul the Great.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a barrack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” –Translated into English from an article appearing in the Czech Republic as published in the Prager Zeitung on April 28, 2010.

Because of adherence to this American Political Ideal, America prospered as no other in all of history, but then began to be undone around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century.  Then, parts and variations of Marxism began to infiltrate into American thought, and inch its way into our very foundational religions our national ideology and our politics. 

Note well that Marxism, in all of its particulars and in all of its variations, opposes our morality, our religions, our Declaration and our Constitution.  And yet, it made itself a part of us.  Marxism is now a deadly parasite, sucking the life blood out of the American Ideal. 

Here is a quote from Prof. Wssel of Bonn Germany regarding the social infection of Marxism, in America and all over the world: 

The relation between Marxism and the sexual revolution is closer than one might think. Look up in internet "Cultural Marxism" (Prof. Lind et al.) and the Frankfurt School of Social Research. Marxist (Luckas, Gramsci, Adorno, Horkheimer, Marcuse and others) developed a strategy of attacking and culture and transforming its values as a foreplay to revolution unto socialism. Freudiansim was fused with Marxism to postulate the "sexually repressed" (= tradition religious ethics of marriage) in place of the proletariat as the class to revolutionize. The matter is too complicated for the few words of a comment. Today a German Prof. Honneth at Columbia is continuing the Frankfurt School. The point is to break down the family, sexualize society and divide society into protesting groups (Black Studies, Feminism, etc.). Focusing on the so-called superstructure (= cultural values) instead of Marx's postulated substructure (economic structure) is the means used to promote Marxism culturally.

All of this evil got a major boost from subversives and spies sent to America and all over the world by Stalin, in his Popular Front assault on the liberty of man, as slow, educational, parasitic preparation for world revolution.  Education, entertainment and news media were successfully taken over by polished and fictionalized Marxist ideology, under the disguise of "Social Justice", ending world hunger by feeding the hungry and championing the downtrodden through "Class Warfare", all while extolling and promoting Multiculturalism and Diversity.  To make us, voluntarily, make of ourselves something other than what we were. 

They suppress if not crush our religions, which are the source of true charity, and force the needy to look to government, not for charity, but for Marxist redistribution

Today, many have "discovered" the evil intent of our public education and academic establishment.  But they fail to see the big picture of what's behind it all.  The federal government has no Constitutional business involving itself in education at all, at any level at all; it is the government, in partner with growing, informal "world" government, that is driving all mal-education into anti-American Marxism, or Marxist-favoring, America-demonizing ideology. 

Go back to the original goal of Dewey and the other Cultural Marxists in charge of reforming American education, and you will see where all this Common Core nonsense really originated.  It was to turn students into revolutionaries. 

“The revolutionary is the man who has emancipated himself from ties of blood and soil, from his mother and his father, from special loyalties to state, class, race, party, or religion.” --Eric Fromm & Abraham Maslow

That was and remains the underlying but unspoken goal of all formal education today.  To produce anti-institution sociopathic time-bombs.  Citizens who resist all authority and oppose all institutions.   They are educationally being made unstable on purpose.  Unstable, hostile people will eventually do something, and whatever they do will not be good for society, for they have been made anti-social. 

Senator Joe McCarthy correctly identified the Marxist subversion going on and tried to stop it with the now infamous McCarthy Hearings, but it was already too late.  The subversion had gone so far and so deep that McCarthy was defeated, his character assassinated and even his career ended by an already Marxified legal system, a Marxified Congress, a Marxified Hollywood Nobility and Celebrity Class, a Marxified News Media and Marxified academics everywhere. 

To this very day, "McCarthyism" is the popular label given to all buffonish, wild-eyed conspiracy theorists, to make them look like fools.  But here's the thing:  McCarthy was right.  Soviet archives opened after the fall of the USSR proved his case.  Everything he said was true. 

The McCarthy "Black Lists" made infamous by all the horrified Marxists back then should have stood; they should still stand today. 

Once upon a time, questions such as "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" were among the questions on the application for American citizenship.  Questions like that should be applicable today, not only for citizenship, but for entry into America in the first place. 

And they should be used to weed out Marxists from Government, from Military, from Academia and the education profession, from public journalism and from public entertainment. 

You disagree? 

Where in the Constitution is there any right to be anti-American, or to oppose and seek to overturn the Constitution, or to support violent revolution, or to teach, indoctrinate or propagandize others into opposing the American Constitution in favor of Marxist Revolution, or Marxist "Evolution"? 

Why should people who oppose our religion, our morality, our Declaration, our Constitution, our liberty and all of our Constitutional rights be tolerated among us?  Speech is one thing; working to destroy our Constitution is another.  Religion is one thing; working to subvert or take command of or destroy our religion is quite another. 

Why should they hold any office, or any position of authority over us? Why should anti-Americans hold any security clearances, and why should predominantly Marxist universities and research institutions have any government contracts?  

Why should anti-American Marxists hold any office or wear any military uniform that requires an oath of allegiance to the Constitution that they oppose? 

The Greening of Communism.

Green is now the new Red.  The "Green Movement" is the new mask of Communism.  Climate Change, Environmentalism, the systematic social demonizing herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers that brought about the very real aggricultural Green Revolution of food production, increasing world food production by orders of magnitude, false claims of soil, air and water pollution, false claims of fossil fuel depletion, the Population Probem hoax and all the hoaxes described in the Scientism Pages are meant to make people dependent on Savior Government, to save people from themselves. 

It is a systematic destruction of common sense, through indoctrination. 

And, of course, there is Islam.

Let me repeat and rephrase the old "McCarthy" question:  Once upon a time, questions such as "Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" were among the questions on the application for American citizenship. 

"Are you now or have you ever been a practitioner of Islam?" should join that question. 

Questions like that should be applicable today, not only for citizenship, but for entry into America in the first place, or even for the ability to remain here. 

And they should be used to weed out Moslems from Government, from Military, from Academia and the education profession, from public journalism and from public entertainment. 

You disagree? 

Where in the Constitution is there any right to be anti-American, or to oppose and seek to overturn the Constitution, or to convert, dominate or kill the free citizenry, or to teach, indoctrinate or propagandize others into opposing the American Constitution in favor of the ultimate goal of Islamic world domination? 

Why should people who oppose our religion, our morality, our Declaration, our Constitution, our liberty and all of our Constitutional rights be tolerated among us?  Speech is one thing; working to destroy our Constitution is another.  Religion is one thing; working to subvert or take command of or destroy our religion is quite another. 

Why should they hold any office, or any position of authority over us? Why should anti-Americans hold any security clearances, and why should predominantly Islam-supporting universities and research institutions have any government contracts?  

Why should anti-American Moslems hold any office or wear any military uniform that requires an oath of allegiance to the Constitution that they so virulently oppose, as a matter of their "religion"? 

We have beat this topic to death, in the Islam Pages, in Breaking Islam, in Reforming Islam, and all over the place, but how Islam is slowly destroying us is, like Marxism, by using Cultural Jihad

Islam is now playing the long game, and, I'm telling you, if we don't get Islam out of America, sooner or later, Islam will get us out of America. 

Islam is Terrorism.

We tried to point this out in Islam Is Terrorism.  There is nothing radical about so-called radical Islamic terrorism.  All that is is normal, every day Islamic Jihad.  Islam's purpose for being is to dominate the world and eliminate all other religions and all other forms of government and all other sets of law or jurisprudence.  That means they have to convert us, dominate us to the point of slavery, or kill us.  And until they accomplish that, they are to terrorize us.  Very simple; nothing to it.  Their favorite thing to do is to kill some of us, and simultaneously terrorize the rest of us. 

We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve, because they set up with Allah that for which He has sent down no authority, and their abode is the fire, and evil is the abode of the unjust. -Surah 3:151

When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them. -Surah 8:12

Whoever brings good, he shall have better than it; and they shall be secure from terror on the day. -Surah 27:89

Leave them then till they meet that day of theirs wherein they shall be made to swoon (with terror): -Surah 52:45

He it is Who caused those who disbelieved of the followers of the Book to go forth from their homes at the first banishment you did not think that they would go forth, while they were certain that their fortresses would defend them against Allah; but Allah came to them whence they did not expect, and cast terror into their hearts; they demolished their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers; therefore take a lesson, O you who have eyes! -Surah 59:2

If you are a Kafir, like me, you are their target.  They intend to kill you.  That's what Jihad is for.  They even kill each other.  There is only one Koran, and all Moslems follow it and apply it.  But there are many worldly divisions within Islam, and various strong men, Imams and leaders by various title, besides the Sunni-Shia split. 

Are you a Sunni Moslem?  If the answer is no, Sunni Moslems intend to kill you.  Are you a Shia Moslem?  No?  Shia Moslems intend to kill you.  Are you a member of ISIS?  No?  ISIS intends to kill you.  There are many other divisions and sects, all with the same murderous intent toward you, and toward every one not in league with them, Moslem or not.  That's the way it goes. 

Saudi Arabia has it's own unique practice of Jihad, involving educating Jihadists in their Wahhabi schools to pepper the world with potential Jihadis, and to send money freely to all the Moslem enclaves in the world, especially new ones, to build Mosques for them in other countries.  This is to advance their own brand of Civilization Jihad, similar to that being driven by the Moslem Brotherhood. 

The Saudi's have their variation of waging Jihad, Kadafi had his, Arafat had his, Assad has his, various Ayatolahs have theirs, Al Queda, ISIS, Taliban, Moslem Brotherhood, etc., etc., etc., all have theirs, and Obama has his.  Note that he always supports the Islamic faction in any incident.  Note that he always covers for Islam, and seeks to blame someone else, or distract attention from the actual true nature of Islam and of Jihad.  He is practicing Islamic Taqiya.  He can no longer conceal his Marxism, but he is still trying to conceal his Islamism. 

ISIS doesn't think Saudi Arabia is doing it right, and not joining ISIS, and therefore they are enemies, although all follow the same Koran.  Now, it seems, besides waging open warfare as in Iraq and in Syria, ISIS is now getting into the sneaky, treacherous Civilization Jihad strategy too.  Lots of growing enclaves, lots of pop-up Jihad incidents, lots of widespread terror among us Kafirs

Every Islamic enclave or neighborhood or "Ummah" in this nation is a cancerous tumor that is growing, and metastasizing, and spreading to connect with other similar tumors, until it covers the whole of the nation.  Just like in France.  Once sovereign territory is taken by these people, it will no longer be the sovereign territory of the host nation.  The Parasite will have taken it over, and full ownership of it, and any Kafir will then enter it at his own risk.  And there will be Islamic forays into Kafir territory, for terrorism reasons. 

The growing number of Moslem neighbors around you may seem to be extremely friendly and warm; some (or all) of them are practicing; what they are practicing is how close they can actually get to a Kafir without being suspected of anything.  Practicing for the day when they can just take you out, while your are still unsuspecting of any evil intent.  And every time an "incident" occurs, the whole Islamic Ummah, very quietly and out of our sight, celebrates it

That is their "religion".  They will never assimilate.  Quite the opposite. 

Purposely Orchestrated Chaos.

Islam has not made the same progress here that it has made in Europe, but Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, is working overtime to speed that progress up here.  It's another piece of his loosely organized program of spreading cultural chaos as a prerequisite for actual Revolution.  (See the Chaos page.)  To that end, he recently invited some of the Black Lives Matter murderers up to the White House, to congratulate them on their Grass Roots Organizing for Revolution.  He told them he thought they were better Alinskyite Organizers for Marxist Revolution than even he himself had been, back in the day, and he was proud of them and their progress. 

These are the ones who chant "What do we want?  Dead Cops!  When do we want them?  Now!", and, "Pigs in a blanket; fry 'em like bacon!" as they encourage the killing of cops.  In demonstrations, calling for the killing of cops.  With permits.  With permission by the authorities to get out there and call for the murder of police. 

Question:  Why are groups who stand for violating laws and/or violating citizen constitutional rights and/or harming some race or faction of American culture and/or violent revolution and/or any kind of violence, ever allowed to "parade" or "rally" or "demonstrate" to advance their unlawful and unconstitutional agendas? 

Answer:  Because it promotes Chaos, and Chaos is good for Revolution. 

In my opinion, America might need another variation of the McCarthy question, as an item to check off berfore someone can become a citizen, or enter the country, or - again, in my opinion - retain their American citizenship and remain in the country.  Here's the question: 

Are you now or have you ever been a member of: 

  1. The Aryan Nations
  2. The American Nazi Party
  3. The Ku Klux Klan
  4. The Weather Underground
  5. Students for a Democratic Society
  6. Symbionese Liberation Army
  7. Occupy Wall Street
  8. ACORN
  9. Black Panthers
  10. Nation of Islam
  11. Black Lives Matter
  12. Any other group originating from Saul Alinksy or funded by George Soros

If the answer is yes, the respondent might be happier elsewhere. 

Research these things on your own.  Do not depend on the Mainstream News Media, for they are in on it.  The are part of the Marxist treason against us. 

Dividing before Uniting on Real Truth.

As you can see, there is much now in America that we cannot unite with, and remain true to the Truth.  Truth cannot be compromised.  We need to get apart from those who oppose Real Truth, and present their own invented false truth, to replace it with. 

But, what about culpability of some of these offenders, you might ask.  Some of them are ignorant "Useful Idiot" participants, who don't know any better, in among their more evil manipulators. 

It is now too late in the American decline to worry about it.  It is time for action, if the Constitution is to be saved.  To quote Madam Hillary,
"What difference does it make now? !!!"  This was, of course, long after she had sent Ambassador Stevens to his death in Benghazi, precisely on the anniversary of 9/11/2001, in perfect time for the plan she knew about ahead of time so that he could be killed on that date.   No one else could have sent him there on that date, and there was no other reason for him to be there on that date, other than the plan, which may even have been her plan. 

If ever there was a time for division, this it it. 

Would it be "Judgmental" to not gather with these various anti-American and anti-Christian groups?  In some opinions, I suppose; but, even though we cannot judge anyone's soul, we are called by scripture to judge actions and make prudential judgements, every day.  Survival depends upon good judgment. 

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment. --John 7:24

Lawful men cannot peacefully coexist with lawless men. 

Sorry; I can't help it; that's just a practical fact. 

Politically, we can only unite on the "Love of Neighbor" moral Commandments of God.  We can only unite on the American principles holding the rights to  Equality, Life, Liberty and Property to be sacred. 

Provided enough of us are left who still believe in those things. Compromised Truth is destroying us by inches. 

Common sense can save our nation; lack of common sense will destroy it. 

His will be done. 

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to die than to live as slaves. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” —Thomas Jefferson



=====

Smart-Assed Hover-Link Footnotes:  For the convenience of those readers using devises that lack a mouse, these footnotes are provided for all webpages, in case any webpage contains any hover-links.  (If you don't have a mouse, you can't "hover" it over a link without clicking.)

SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic

Reference Material

Return to Latest News page

Return to HOME PAGE

Respond to This Article Below The Last Comment

Comments

Respond to this specific article immediately below.  Or,
publish your own new subject Web Page.  Or,
publish your own unrelated brief Passing Thought.


Date:  Mon Jul 25 2016
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Again, the Pure Materialism argument versus Real Truth:

This is in response to a submission from one who requests anonymity, and that the submission not be published here. 

Well, stranger things have happened. 

The reason I believe in God is that He exists; the reason I don't believe in pure materialism is that it is nonsensical.  We pretty much debunked pure materialism in the Reason versus Materialism page.  See also Objective Reality and the God Question

Darwinian evolutionary theory at this point in history has been so scientifically debunked in so many ways as to be a joke.  The more the disciples of Darwinism raise their voices and cast aspersions on their opposition, without any science behind their "Scientific Consensus", the more they prove the point.  Darwinism is not scientific at all, and never was.  It is a purely faith-based belief system with a political agenda.  The only science applied by devout Darwinists is Political Science, involving Propaganda

See the Darwinism Pages

You might also want to look at the IDVolution WebSite, and follow the trail that talks about Entropy; the inescapable steady breakdown of complex systems, including systems of life, and especially the unstoppable entropy of the genome.  Real science points to devolution, not evolution. 

All those Darwinists with all the highfalutin titles are stupid asses. 

All you really need is the simple common sense you were born with. 

Regards,

Vic


Language and Tone Statement

Please note the language and tone of this monitored Website. This is not the place to stack up vulgar one-liners and crude rejoinders.  While you may support, oppose or introduce any position or argument, submissions must meet our standards of logical rigor and civil discourse.  We will not participate in merely trading insults, nor will we tolerate participants merely trading insults.  Participants should not be thin-skinned or over sensitive to criticism, but should be prepared to defend their arguments when challenged.  If you don’t really have a coherent argument or counter-argument of your own, sit down and don’t embarrass yourself. Nonsensical, immoral or merely insulting submissions will not be published here.  If you have something serious to contribute to the conversation, back it up, keep it clean and keep it civil.  We humbly apologize to all religious conservative thinkers for the need to even say these things, but the New Liberals are what they are, and the internet is what it is. 

If you fear intolerant Leftist repercussions, do not use your real name and do not include email or any identifying information.  Elite Culturally Marxist Authoritarians cannot and will not tolerate your freedom of speech or any opposition to their own rigid pro-Marxist/anti-Christian/anti-American/Globalist/anti-Nation/immoral/anti-white/racist and bigoted point of view. 

ADD COMMENT

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

Please enter the word that you see below.

  


Copyrighted Material


Your Host, Vic Biorseth

Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input. 

Catholic American Thinker
Free E-zine Subscription

You will receive immediate email newsletters with links to new articles as they are published here.  Your email is perfectly secure here; we use it only to send you the
Catholic American Thinker
Newsletter
and nothing else.

Back Issues

Site Search

Keep This Website Going

Related Webpages

The Truth Pages

Highlighting the inconvenient, uncomfortable and alienating absolute divisiveness of Truth.  We either stand in Truth, or we do not.  Truth is simple black and white.  There are no shades of grey.  You will either align yourself with the ruler of the world, or with the Creator of the world, Who is Truth Himself. 

The Politics versus Truth dichotomy conundrum.  Even knowing how vehemently both Establishment Political Parties hate the Constitution, it's still shocking how openly they oppose that which they have all sworn to uphold.

Questioning Truth:  "There is no absolute truth", say the Enlightened Elite.  Questioning Truth itself has been the pop-culture wave since the 1960s.  Loss of faith in man's ability to even identify reality is the real source of all the social chaos.

When Worldly Authority meets Truth, it is Decision Time.  When Just Authority meets Truth there is harmony; when Unjust Authority meets Truth, there is a Contest.

Truth is the only thing we can Unite on.  Yet Real Truth Divides.  Truth Divides, because Truth Hurts.  Any "Truth" that indiscriminately Unites is a False Truth.

Regarding the SLIMC Vs. the Truth.  Regarding the SLIMC (Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex) and its treatment of the Truth.

Returning America to her original consecration; the Way the Truth and the Life.  Is it to be the Way the Truth and the Life, or is it to be randomness, pointlessness and oblivion?

The Truth about Islam, finally, in a homily at Mass.  You never hear the unvarnished truth about Islam, or other evils, from Catholic clerics. Maybe that's finally changing.

Truth Denial:  Über-elitist, high intellectual, super sophisticated Stupidity.  Evil = Falsehood; the opposite of Truth.  It is not possible to oppose reality and not be stupid.

How Truth Hurts, when it smacks us in the face.  But if Truth hurts, it also saves, and makes us free (John 8:23)

Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified.  Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.

Truth Versus Evil sums up this whole Website in one concise sermon.  Truth versus Evil, or, The Kingdom versus The World, describes the contest. Do we really recognize the contestants?

Absolute Truth, as The  Winning Political Force to be Reckoned With.  The 2016 Candidate who stands in Truth rather than whatever various audiences want to hear will beat everyone, severely.

"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization  make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII

"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor.  It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi

Traditional Latin Tridentine Mass, offered at Assumption Grotto Church in  Detroit, Michigan.  Our deepest prayer, our highest form of worship, and the way God should be treated.

Find a Latin Mass

The Vietnam War Proved the American News Media's Treacherous Anti-American Marxism.
Note the Military Assault Rifle common to the American Founding Era.

Atheist Genesis:

In the beginning there was nothing, and nothing happened to nothing.
And then nothing accidentally exploded and created everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally encountered other bits of everything and formed some new kinds of everything.
And then some bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into self-replicating bits of everything.
And then some self-replicating bits of everything accidentally arranged themselves into dinosaurs.
See?

(See The Darwinism Pages)

If you can't find the page you're looking for, try the
SITE MAP.