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Vic Biorseth, Saturday,
January 03, 2015
In a recent rant, I strongly criticized the popular intellectual notion of the "inevitable" eventual global government, in the New World Order page. That was inspired by the the writing of Malachi Martin, in The Keys Of This Blood. What got me going was a new, to me, view of the motivation of John Paul the Great in bringing the Papacy, very publicly, into the center of global geopolitics.
While to all outward appearances, the end result was good, it might be wise to ponder the true nature of that "good", and to counterbalance it with what might have been some bad results.
The major players in that epic historical geopolitical play were, of course, JPII, Mikhail Gorbachev, Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Gorbachev just may have been the only one among them who from the beginning knew generally, if not exactly, where he was going, with everyone else (except JPII) working from a watchful, hostile but negotiable position. JPII, however, different from all the others, was almost reckless in his approach. He meant to bring about change.
That was the focus of his attention, even though there were widespread and growing displays of un-Catholicity among Bishops and clergy all over the world. He was aware of it, but totally focused on what he saw as the larger and more important problem at the time.
The failed assassination attempt on May 13, 1981 coincided with the May 13, 1917 beginning of the Fatima Appearances of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a very important date to John Paul the Great. During his long recovery, JPII revisited the "Fatima Secret" that he had previously judged, as had his predecessors, that it was not for this time. In light of the assassination attempt, and the current geopolitical situation, he recommitted himself to concentrating even more on global politics. A future Pope would have to straighten out the internal problems of the Church. Russia was more important.
Hindsight works a lot better than foresight. With the aid of historical hindsight, let's look at the vision of the major players in their striving for their versions of a New World Order.
The Communist Global Vision. It is the late 20th century's updated version of Lenin's Worker's Paradise, purged of the obvious stupidity of the approach. The old Proletarian Revolution became a gradual freeing of man from slavery to the meaninglessness of daily life, including the meaninglessness of life under old Marxism. The new vision finds common ground with Capitalism and incorporates it into itself. It does all for the "Common Good" and the advance of mankind. Which sounds good.
Gorbachev's vision was a world in which all national governments cease to exist, replaced by one central governing hub, in Moscow, dominated by the Communist Party of the World (CPW). All military and security would be controlled by the CPW and its surrogate bureaucracies throughout the nations.
Religion would either be banned, or controlled. As a practical necessity, because of the widespread felt need for spiritual nourishment, any CPW allowed religion or value system would need to center on human worth, human qualities and the common good. To that end, and to build and maintain a good citizen grasp of and commitment to pure Leninism, education would necessarily be a womb-to-tomb affair.
For his Perestroika to be accepted and to work, Gorbachev faced the reality that the centralized authority of the Party-State could not be eliminated or gotten around. So he aimed it at becoming the more Globally oriented CPW. Without that central authority, the USSR would go out of existence. So, the USSR became an evolutionary "stepping stone" to the eventual CPW.
Gorbachev expertly walked a very dangerous tight-rope in all of this. He needed the full on support of the KGB, the Red Army Central Command and the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. All three. If he lost support of any one of them, he would be in very serious trouble. Viewed from various angles, a Communist might see what he was doing as treason.
He never renounced his his Leninism. His Communist credentials remained unchallenged, or he never would have survived.
All the internal arguments in the USSR about where the Communist Party was going had nothing to do with the ultimate end to be achieved. It had everything to do with the means to achieving that end. That end, which has never changed, was not up for discussion. Gorbachev, and the Party, remained absolutely committed to Marxist-Leninist ideology and goals.
The Western Global Vision. The Globalists of the West are represented by the Internationalists of America and Europe, who derive their political power from money, and from rapidly advancing technology. Increasingly but not wholly independent of individual nations, they depend heavily upon Liberal Democracy in partner nations, and that enables them to exploit Capitalism = The Free Market to the fullest.
The Western version of Globalism, they hope, will evolve out of nation-state Democracies and into a geopolitical system of global regulation. Independence of nations is to be supplanted by Interdependence of nations. When you hear people talking about International Development, that is what they are driving at. The logical center to do this global regulation is seen as the UN.
The Western Globalists do not even see (or perhaps some of them do see) that this idea of global regulation plays right into the Communist plan for the world. It is unmitigated super-bureaucracy, and government by bureaucracy is, in a word, Communism. The UN is already dominated by Marxist ideology.
Social "Evolution" beyond Liberal Democracy defies nature. Francis Fukuyama has argued that there can be no evolution of Liberal Democracy into anything higher than its own kind. That no evolution of political thought is possible beyond Liberal Democracy. --The Keys of This Blood; Malachi Martin; p35.
Eliminating Liberal Democracy would mean the elimination of citizen representation, and therefore, eventually, the elimination of citizen liberty. It would necessarily mean government by select group, selected by another select group, selected by another select group, etc., etc., etc. As individual liberty goes, so goes the Free Market = Capitalism. The more "select groups" above you, the less you have to say about the living of your life.
The Temple of Human Understanding. New Agers and Mega Religionists have their own model of Globalism to strive for. Their vision of the New World Order has all religions of the world blending and fusing into one mega-religion of all mankind. They believe, and they would have everyone believe, that all religion is naturally evolving into a spiritual Human Understanding of everything.
The new values of Peacefulness, healthfulness, respect for the earth and environmental devotion takes the place of old time religion. Understanding supplants divinity, or, becomes divine. Ultimate Human Understanding kindles man's godly power to fashion his own destiny, and fix everything.
Silly, yes, but it's out there, and it's big. It blends in with other trends favoring Globalist thinking. And it doesn't just stand alone, like any other religion, or "spirituality"; it infiltrates them all. It infiltrates Catholicism, Protestantism, Orthodoxy, Judaism, Budhism, Hinduism, and every religion. Wherever you go in the world, you will find traces of it. Adherents seek to unify all of us into it.
Saint John Paul the Great, in my opinion, had an entirely different vision regarding this Globalism, and he intended Catholic thought to be injected into the discussion. As I said in New World Order,
The biggest thing JPII did was to get things moving off of the dangerous hostility and military stalemate that just grew worse and worse since WWII. He was determined to break down the Iron Curtain, and he was the catalyst that started the process. Mikhail Gorbachev almost jumped at the opportunity. It was time for a change. The spiritual and social pressure created by JPII's incursions onto Red soil combined with President Reagan's Star Wars program to obsolete ICBMs ultimately broke the economy of the USSR, and brought down the Iron Curtain, without war.
While the free world cheered, it is important to note that it was only a governmental organization that changed, not an ideology. Marxism is alive and well, and perhaps in a better position than before these events. Future history will tell.
What John Paul the Great got rolling among Catholics of the world was a new sense of Religious Nationalism. Thomas Aquinas argued that the two primary and unalterable loves of man were, first, love of God, and second, love of one's native land. When this love of God and love of native land was reinvigorated, first among the Poles, and then among others, as the Pope entered country after country, it may have rung the death knell for the old "almost-Globalism" or "half-Globalism" that already existed behind the Iron Curtain.
I pray that it will ultimately ring the death knell to the very idea of Globalism. We are supposed to love God, and we are supposed to love our native land. Not some giant world government, in some dreamed of New World Order.
Even in Russia herself, a new sense of love of God and love of native land was stirred to life. Despite the near total control of the Russian Orthodox Church by the Communist Party, JPII's ecumenical end-run around the authorities fired up a new religiosity and love of nation among Russian clergy and laity alike.
The anti-Church within the Church. While all this progress was being made on the geopolitical front, Catholic Bishops and clergy were ever increasingly, even systematically, destroying the unity and the universal integrity of the Church. It did not go unnoticed. In 1980 JPII declared that any reform of the Church to stop this deterioration and destruction would have to take second place to the larger geopolitical battle taking place. Reform of the Church would come later, brought on board the geopolitical power train that was changing the world.
That, in my opinion, was a serious mistake.
The rapid deterioration of the institutional organization of Roman Catholicism ran through the 15 year Pontificate of Pope Paul VI, and was not arrested during the Pontificate of JPII. It's still going on.
What Malachi Martin has described is the emergence of an anti-Papal agenda, which he called the anti-Church within the Church. They are now within striking distance of their ultimate objective, which is, the elimination of Papal power as a factor in the administration of the Church, and as the final arbiter of Catholic doctrine. The Pope will be reduced to a mere figurehead for occasional ceremony on public display.
Papal failure to discipline Bishops has resulted in fragmentation, where there was unity, and a major power shift away from the Vatican and toward new outside bureaucracies. Regional bureaucratic organizations such as the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the European Conference of Bishops are now the two primary Catholic powers affecting Bishops and clergy. Not the Pope.
These Catholic bureaucracies, and others like them, are effectively depriving individual Bishops of their consecrated power to govern their individual Churches (dioceses and archdioceses). The bureaucracy orders, the Bishops obey. This is entirely new in the Roman Catholic Church. These bureaucracies represent a new, anonymous and impersonal imperial Catholic authority.
It gives rise to a new regional authority. Regional and intra-Church groups claim autonomy from Rome, and "special discernment" concerning liturgy, doctrine and morals.
And nobody is doing anything about it.
Does this begin to sound like the current American Marxocrat Party, the Republcrat Party, and their invented giant hodge-podge of unconstitutional but still regulating American Soviets? (I mean bureaucracies.)
Please pray for the Church.
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