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Vic Biorseth, Wednesday, January 09, 2013
It's all so simple. A Godly people knows right from wrong. They recognize simple, straight-forward life-guiding principles, such as sin, virtue, vice, charity, protection of the weak, care for the widow and the orphan, the beatitudes, the Commandments, cleanliness, opposition to abomination, chastisement, repentance, forgiveness, eternal reward and eternal punishment, etc., etc., etc. They recognize these things individually, and as a group; they gather with like-minded Godly people, and they hold the ungodly in anathema, avoiding all contact.
But all of that goes out the window when you remove God from the equation.
America is undergoing a secularization process, driven by the Democrat Party, which stands in opposition to the American Constitution and in favor of the false "justice" and "fairness" and "equality" described in Marx's Communist Manifesto. The Democrat push is to drive God out of every aspect of human knowledge and behavior and replace Him with global, absolute Social Sameness, which they believe will bring about a wonderful, perfect, man-made worldly Utopia - heaven on earth, made (and enforced) by man. This is, of course, an impossibility. Having abandoned God and even opposed Him, the Democrat Party has become demented. Democrat Politicians support religion only with their false political words; if any of them still believe in God, they have a damned funny way of showing it.
The "In The Know" elite among the Democrats know, of course, that the drive to Communist Utopia is and always has been quite impossible, and that the real goal is to replace our form (and all forms) of government with absolute dictatorship. To take charge. To command the world. Achieving global dictatorship is the challenge taken up by powerful ungodly men such as Maurice Strong, George Soros, Warren Buffet, Al Gore, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and, of course, Comrade Obama, peace be upon him.
Darwinism, whether Darwin originally intended it or not, eventually provided grounds by which secularists could divorce nature from the Divine author of nature, and then ignore if not deny God Himself. Darwinism "proved" (with absolutely no empirical evidence) that everything that is and everything that happens is merely natural; in other words, nature is all that there is.
Freudianism, whether Freud originally intended it or not, eventually provided grounds by which secularists could eliminate all notion of "sin" and "guilt" and "inhibition" brought about by religion, and "free" man to seek and find self fulfillment and self actualization and concentrate less on social restrictions and more on self.
Marxism - and Marx intended it from the start - used the "naturalism" of Darwinism and the "uninhibited" freedom from sin of Freudianism to build his fraud: the dream of the perfect world collective in Communist Utopia, and the path to get there, even through bloody revolution if necessary. It was a hoax from the start. What he wanted was absolute worldly dictatorial power. True believers in Marxian theory are all - no matter how learned and lettered - absolute suckers.
This now Godless Nation, or this now nearly Godless nation, has built, upon the provably false foundations of Darwinism, Freudianism and Marxism, a "new" house, made out of falsehood piled upon falsehood, stacked up and leaning on supports of falsehood. It is a house of cards. This newly Godless nation is a virtual insane asylum built and run by lunatics. The lies and falsehoods never end. All of them, without exception, insist on federal government regulation, restriction, taxation, control, monitoring, more bureaucracy, more bureaus and departments, more people working for the government, less in the private sector, and a general migration of power from the people to the central government.
Just trying to count the lies that are now generally accepted axiomatic truths in the dumbed-down public square can test your adult judgment and patience. The ice caps are melting. The polar bears are drowning. Oil is running out. Oil is poluting the planet. SUVs are causing global warming. Silly little legislated light bulbs can save the planet. Plastic going into land fills is dooming the planet. If you don't get your flu shot you're going to die. The American Constitution is causing children to die. Heterosexuality is perverse (it must be, because homosexuality is natural.) This problem - whatever it is - is too big for anyone but the federal government to solve. This problem - whatever it is - is too big for just one federal government to solve.
All problems - including non-problems invented for political reasons - become simple if you put God back into the equation. A thing is either right, or it is wrong; a statement is either true, or it is false.
Today you will hear and see and read government sponsored, tax paid commercials for such things as, getting your little children vaccinated against the HPV venereal disease, which is transmitted by any skin contact in the genital area. Now, why would your little children need such an inoculation unless they were being taught in school to seek skin contact in the genital area? That would be a sin. Remember? Once upon a time little children, if they were taught anything at all about sex, what they were taught was chastity and sexual purity.
Very simple; nothing to it. HPV is a historically new venereal infection, along with a host of other new ones, thanks to government controlled mal-education, mal-information and a purposeful program of disinformation and propaganda. The goal is a Godless nation, because when a strong man draws his strength from God, his belief in God must be reduced. Morality comes from religion; therefore religion must be destroyed.
The death of anathema. Once upon a time, good men gathered with God, and others scattered. The obstinate unrepentant sinner was anathema; he made himself an outcast by his own free will choice. Because it was a Godly nation, ungodliness was discouraged, called to repentance or, ultimately, anathematized.
Today, Roman Catholic priests who are military chaplains have been ordered to perform Catholic marriages of open sodomites. The National Cathedral in Washington DC is now performing Protestant marriages of open sodomites. Religious schools, hospitals and other institutions are now ordered by law to provide contraception and abortion insurance coverage to employees.
As I said in the Freudianism page, the APA has been instrumental in this sea change of our culture; let me quote myself:
So it isn't just entertainment, Hollywood and celebrity news that is degrading society and becoming increasingly degenerate in public. The field of medicine is deeply involved in it, thanks to the degeneration of upper academia, where they all earned their medical degrees. All of American society now stands aside for the open professed unrepentant sodomite. No one speaks a word against them. In fact, they are praised and well established on the public stage, and children are taught that they are good and not evil. They enjoy legislated and regulated special rights and protections under the law.
Did all the Scriptural prohibitions change while you were sleeping? If belief or interpretation of the Word of God changed, then, by what authority did it change? Is there no such thing as sin any more? Are we still Christians and Jews? Is there anything - anything at all - worthy of anathema? Why not?
The Koran instructs all faithful followers of Islam to lay in wait for us, to ambush us, to make a wide slaughter among us, to strike off our hands and feet on opposite sides, or to crucify us entirely so that the birds may feed on our heads. Islam demands, by decree of their prophet, that we stop believing in God, submit to Islamic religion and law, or, pay a tax (50% of all that we have) and submit to Islamic law, or, die, perhaps horribly. And, fools that we have become, we tolerate this absolutely intolerant "religion" that seeks our eventual doom.
We have already gone nationally insane.
The US government attacks on the Constitution are increasingly numerous and relentless. It is clear that the Democrats despise the Constitution and that they mean to destroy it, or at least sideline it and ignore it. It's in their way. It's a hindrance.
My faith in the Republican Party leadership, and the "establishment" Republicans, is long gone. In trying to determine whether such men as John Boehner might be a deep-cover evil man, like Chief Justice Roberts, or a useful idiot, I have to come down on the evil side, because it defies credulity that he could possibly be so stupid as his actions have indicated. He must be evil; no one could be that imbecilically stupid and be Speaker of the House. We're talking suicidal stupidity here.
But when you look at the rest of the leadership and the "establisment" types, and even most of the so-called conservative editorialists, commentators and pundits, you are looking at, either pure evil, or, deep, deep stupidity. They say - as if they actually believe - that, now that taxes have been raised, further tax raises are "off the table." The hell they are. They've only begun to be raised. There will be no spending cuts; there will be more tax increases. The goal, after all, is the economic destruction of America. Anyone who still cannot see that no longer transparent Marxist strategy is just plain stupid. No one, from either side, ever proposed one single specific spending cut.
The best that many conservative detractors and opponents of the "economic cliff" resolution talk of how the new tax increases will only raise umpty-ump billion or so, a drop in the bucket of the now annual $1.5 trillion or so spending deficit. But, the new tax won't raise a single dollar, in net revenues to the government. It will decrease government revenue, and everyone, on both sides, knows it. Business will cut back, producing less and being taxed less, employment will shrink and there will be less taxpayers paying taxes, and the whole tax base will shrink.
At this point in the game the only possible way to raise revenues through a tax change is to cut taxes, and everyone, on both sides, knows it. Business will expand, producing more and paying more taxes, employment will grow and there will be more taxpayers paying taxes, and the whole tax base will grow.
They know this; they are doing it on purpose. Government revenue will now shrink, and spending will increase even more.
Watch and see. The real Marxist goal here is national bankruptcy.
The last hope of turning from a Godless Nation back to a Godly Nation rests with the lowly ordinary citizenry. If you are a veteran, of past or current service, you need to remember something you once said. Before you put on that uniform, you raised your hand and swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic.
You swore it. You are your word.
There was no time limit and no expiration date on that oath; once taken, it was taken for life. You are duty bound, and you are honor bound, to disobey any order that violates the Constitution you swore to defend. You are duty bound, and you are honor bound, to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Of course, such things as duty and honor are meaningless to the Godless man, and the given word of a Godless man is worthless.
To return to the status of a Godly nation, we must become worthy; we must return to being a Godly people.
It is now up to us. We will gather, or we will scatter.
I am going to pray now; I suggest you do the same.
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Jan 10 13:31:39 2013
Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Question for you, Vic:
I have been following your writings for some time, now, and I think you are really well educated on the subjects of our history, our founding, and figuring out the direction to which our country is being guided. Are you familiar with the book, "They Fired The First Shot 2012"? It is written by a person who calls himself "A Friend of Medjugorje." This writer offers a rather involved way to get our country back from the brink of the looming disaster, and it is all based on a return to God and living in Godliness. He offers his take on our history by the founding fathers that our Republic was unique, in that Christian principles were bonded to civil authority in the founding of our nation, and this will only work to govern a Godly people, who were striving to live within God's law. Atheists and other un-Godly people (sodomites, etc) would not fit in to be governed by this set of rules. How could they be expected to take an oath, for example, since swearing to something, "So help me God" would not be possible. I just wondered if you had any exposure to this particular book.
Date: Thu Jan 10 19:34:35 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
No, this is the first I’ve heard of it. It sounds like he’s read Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Madison and others who said the same thing about a relationship between God and our nation’s founding. The founding Principles were recognized as authored by God, and it was recognized that only a “good” people, in the Judeo-Christian interpretation of the word good, could keep it properly running. Tocqueville warned what would happen when the people drifted from goodness, and we see that happening all around us.
But there are still questions in my mind regarding this book, its author and his “community.” From the brief research I’ve done since I got home and read your submission, it is not a religious community of vowed religious men and/or women, but some sort of Catholic lay community. While there is no doubt in my mind that fasting and prayer are needed for America, I doubt in the extreme that the political fixing of America’s political problems will come out of any mass-movement to all join lay religious communities.
I will ask my Pastor about this group; he probably knows something about them, as he has led pilgrimages and tours to visitation sites including Medjugorje, and he probably knows something about Caritas. But why doesn’t the author just use his real name instead of referring to himself in the third person?
As for me, I’m more of a concrete action kind of guy, and I look for solutions to political problems in such things as radical tax reform, radical entitlement reform and so forth. The existing and growing Tea Party movement may yet prove to be our physical salvation. It is already pretty much a religious movement, and it could use a lot more religion, but forming lay religious “communes” is not going to be the answer.
The gigantic problem of the moment is what to do with, and what is to become of, the Republican Party.
Date: Sat Jan 12 11:29:49 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
A you know, I am in the process of converting this whole website to an upgraded version, one page at a time, and I am now about half way through. Today I converted the Boycott the Airlines page from BB1 to BB2, and so I had occasion to read the dialogue again.
One of the submissions referred to something I had also heard from other sources, it rang a bell, and it seemed appropriate to address it here. The commenter referred to the supposed inevitability of world societies and cultures and religions sort of evolving into something new, which would be a new global society. What struck me as I read these words anew was the seeming certainty, and the almost condescending attitude of the commenter toward those who have not yet attained the needed enlightenment to know about this natural and inevitable and evolutionary progression of the social order.
What it made me think of was a few of the various supposedly conservative Republican Presidents, of whom I have since heard Glenn Beck and perhaps others refer to as "Progressives." And, I granted that they each had instigated various "entitlement" or benefit programs invoving new government bureaucracies that were way out of Constitutional scope; and, increased goverment power beyond Constitutional scope; but I just thought they had been misled by soft hearts, emergency situations and good intentions. Nixon and his China excursion, and the creation of OSHA. Bush Senior and Bush Junior, with emission constrictions, child care, no child left behind, Medicaid, Patriot Act and so forth.
But - Bush Senior had used the term New World Order, and that is the thread that seems to be running through the commenter's thoughts, and it perhaps reveals a kind of Progressivism other than the one I have been referring to as just a kinder - gentler variety of Marxism.
Once a person or a group has been dumbed-down sufficiently to be able to be taught Darwinian evolutionary theory uncritically, which is to say, without appying critical thinking to it, and once a person or a group has been dumbed-down sufficiently to accept and believe it uncritically, without applying the scientific method to it, that person or group is "prepped" to believe that other things, such as human social orders, cultures, religions and forms of government might just "naturally" evolve into something else.
Remember, the pseudo-science involved in "proving" evolution of species is limited to the lack of a better strictly secular competing theory. God is not allowed in the process; nature is all that there is. Huxley's famous challenge "What's your alternative theory?" is all that there is defending Darwinism, and all that there ever was. No natural event of speciation has ever been so much as observed.
Could our past "conservative" Presidents have merely believed that movement toward a one-world government of some sort was just "naturally" inevitable? The answer to that question might be related to whether or not they subscribed to religion, or if you prefer, the strictly faith-based belief system of Darwinsm.
There are many, many paths to incorrect conclussions.
There is only one path to the Truth. (It's the shortest one.)
Date: Tue Jan 15 07:44:31 2013
Please further explain your thinking on “… lay religious communities. Not from the commune perspective, but from the thought process that begins:
• The laity have an important role to play.
• Individuals form organizations in order to multiply their effectiveness.
• What’s are the best ways for the laity to take action?
Date: Wed Jan 16 05:40:51 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
I don't really have any thoughts on lay religious communities; I have never given them much or any thought. We have multiple friends who are "Third Order" associates of various religious orders, but they do not "live in community," wear religious garb or follow a strict order as full fledged religious orders do; they live out here and earn their bread in the secular world like the rest of us. See the Fixed Pegs and Variable Reality page.
The "Fixed Peg" upon which man may depend for proper life direction is the unchanging Gospel. It is the job of the Ecclesial Order to protect it and keep it unchanged and undefiled.
The best "Fixed Peg" the Secular Order may depend upon it the US Constitution. The Constitution contains, within itself, the ability to change (in the Amendment process) as the world changes. Our Founders and Framers handed on to us a work of genius, if we would only maintain it; it allows for sensible reaction to new threats and new opportunities in the world, and it serves (or has served, and can serve again) as a beacon of hope to others less free.
But the Lord granted only to His Church the power to bind and to loose, and to Peter alone did He grant the power and authority of the Keys, and direct him to confirm his brothers in faith. No matter what the world does, no matter what new threats or opportunities might arise, the Gospel does not change, and it is important that the Gospel the Church is to preach to all nations remains the original Gospel handed on.
The proper role of the laity is to receive, internalize and correctly pass on the Gospel.
The best organization the layman can join is the parish congregation.
The best action the laity can take is to point out obvious error to successively higher levels of ecclesial authority, beginning with the Pastor, moving up to the Bishop and on to the Pope.
As you know, I have little faith today in the USCCB, and little faith in the majority of US Bishops. Perhaps Michael Voris has the best approach; we may pray that high Church authority might hear his message.
Date: Sun Jan 20 14:11:222013
From: Vic Biorseth
(This is for Dennis of Lewiston, Idaho.)
I got to talk to Fr. Eric after Mass today about the book, group and person you asked about, and what he had to say was not good. We should be suspicious of any group whose name includes "Caritas," and the name of this guy's commune is "Caritas of Birmingham." It is not "Catholic" in that it enjoys no official imprimatur of any Bishop. It is, by most accounts, a cult, with the all the hallmarks of fraud and scam. I just did another quick websearch after speaking with Fr. Eric, and the stew just gets thicker and thicker.
People who join this commune are asked to sell all they own and bring the proceeds to the Commune grand Poobah, who is the "Friend of Medjugorje" whose real name is Terry Colafrancesco. A fund-raising effort was recently undertaken to raise some two hundred thousand dollars to cover website costs. (This website costs me less than $300 per year.)
Bottom line, and all any Catholic has to know, is that Communes do not work. Never have. Not in Russia; not anywhere ever tried, ever, in all of history. The Paris Commune failed. All the communes of the '60s Hippie movement failed. Every "Catholic Worker" commune of the infamous Dorothy Day movement either failed, or never made enough profit to become self sufficient. The Israli Kibutz system failed; not one Kibutz ever became self sufficient or independent of government support.
A commune is like a ponzi scheme; once everybody puts in all they have, there is no other source of income; someday what everybody put in will be eaten up. The only source of new income then will be new recruits, bringing in all that they have, until it, too, is eaten up.
You can read in the Dorothy Day page why the "everybody's equal" workers don't produce in an "everybody's equal" commune, where everybody theoretically shares in the work, and shares in the proceeds of the work. Everybody doesn't work. But everybody eats. Some will prefer to just sit around all day and discuss politics or religion, and the ones who work will soon get tired of doing all the work and slack off.
That's the way it is. Communism always was an impossible pipe dream.
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Almost all the rest of this site talks about our problems; these pages talk about how to fix them. Marxist anti-Americanism has advanced so far in even our politics and our own government that we now have to consider super-radical changes just to save the Constitution itself.
The Required Radical American Re-Revolution. Or, Re-Constitution. It took 100+ years to radicalize Constitutional America. It will take a radical re-revolution to bring it back to sanity.
Fixing it all, or, losing it all: the only options left for America. Fixing it all is our only option. If we don't fix it all, we will surely lose it all.
Going whole-Hog on American Constitutional Restoration. It's all or nothing, now. If we don't go whole-hog on Constitutional Restoration, the USA is history.
Constitutional America requires American re evangelization. We cannot revive Constitutionalism without an American re evangelization.
Deep Reconciliation means repentance, confession, absolution and conversion. A Serious, Deep Reconciliation is required of this whole nation, one man at a time.
At this moment in time, most Constitutionalists would love to kill the IRS. How do you Kill the IRS? Fast-track and pass the Fair Tax. Very simple; nothing to it.
Our argument supporting the Fair Tax as a sensible and practical Tax Revolution. Fair Tax presents the possibility of a real, popular, voter-supported, tax payer supported, grass-roots supported Revolution in America, and a radical change for the better.
Fasttrack Fairtax: Stop income tax until repeal of Amendment XVI. Fasttrack Fairtax: Legislate to not collect income tax and pass FairTax.
Argument to Repeal Amendment XVI, the Income Tax Amendment. Repeal Amendment XVI and the very idea of progressively taxing income.
Argument for Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The Federal Reserve Act did not prevent the Great Depression, so why does The FED still exist?
Argument to Repeal Amendment XVII and the Politicizing of the Senate. We need to repeal Amendment XVII and restore our Senate to its original status.
It isn't just Obamacare; we need to kill controlled Health Care. Kill Controlled Health Care to get government and insurance out of the medical transaction.
We need to shut down the dept of education. Shut down the dept of education and cut $77B from the budget.
Argument against Public Education, which is, in fact, Government Indoctrination. Public Education equals State Indoctrination, pure and simple. Education is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
Are our federal bureaucracies all malignant outgrowths of Marxism? Any extra-Constitutional government agency is likely to be a malignant outgrowth of Marxism.
My Proposed Constitutional Amendment to neutralize the enemy within. A proposed Constitutional Amendment to get anti-Constitutionalists out of power and authority.
The process of becoming a Godless Nation is the sure path to National Insanity. The Godless Nation: Can a totally secularized people even know right from wrong?
Regarding The President We Need, The President We Deserve, and God's Judgment. I can describe the President we need; what we have now is the President we deserve.
Compromise with Evil begins the ultimate death spiral. Compromise on any Vital Principle leads to death, for individual souls and for cultures.
Tolerating intolerance of America is what Americans are being trained to do. In tolerating intolerance of themselves some Americans think they are proving something or other.
Why is this American Christian nation not called a Christian nation? This American Christian nation is oddly referred to as something other than a Christian nation. Why?
Chastity Vs. The Modern World: Signs of a Culture in Decline. Looking more closely at what is REALLY at the heart of American political debate today.
The Chastity Vs Sophistication division: Wisdom Vs Elitist Celebritwittery. 'Naïve' Chastity Vs Sophistication of the Elite. Lechery, promiscuity, perversion are Sophisticated; chastity equates to naiveté. See?
Of Lies and Liars: All the devil's lies, and all the devil's liars cannot make a new truth. He can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but he can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Constitutionalism: Sovereign Citizenship and Limited Representative Government. The philosophy that government derives authority from citizens and is permanently limited is called Constitutionalism.
A minority tail furiously wags a majority dog unto death. In bending over backwards to mollify and molly-codle minorities, the majority forgets it is the majority.
The Christ-centered life, the godless life, and the inevitable ungodly life. When any Godly nation moves into godlessness, the inevitable end is an ungodly nation.
American survival requires bold, take it to the enemy leadership. What we need is radical, revolutionary take it to the enemy leadership just for national survival itself.
Undoing the damage and righting the wrongs, wherever possible. Undoing the damage must follow national survival (assuming national survival.)
American Foreign Policy: what it was, what it is, what it should be. Obamunists and Marxocrats turned American foreign policy into an absolute travesty.
Fix the VA by switching all Government Coverage to VA Coverage. Restricting Congress, the Presidency and the Court to Existing Military Coverage should fix the VA pretty quick.
Fix Military Pay by tieing it to Congressional Pay and Raises. Tying Presidential, Congressional, Judicial and Military to One Pay Scale should Fix Military Pay.
Regarding off-duty military concealed-carry of firearms. With Moslem potential Jihadists in our own military ranks, all American military should be armed at all times.
Sheriffs and Veterans and Citizens; Oh My! County Sheriffs and Veterans should together form volunteer Minute-Man like County Militia units of the free citizenry.
Patience. Be not afraid. A Glorious Sunrise is coming. The Son rose on a Sunday, following a Friday Crucifixion. Our Sunrise will come after much suffering; it will come with our reawakening to Truth.
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