Formerly the Thinking Catholic Strategic Center
Site best viewed on a computer screen - not optimized for cell phones
50 most recent articles updated on this Web-Site: BLOG (Web-Log) Page
Biorseth, Friday, April 17, 2020
Progressivism is supposed to be a movement for "Social Reform". So the pertinent question regarding progressivism is, reform from what, and to what?
Regarding social reform of religion: Can the original Gospel be reformed, and if so, into what, exactly? Can the Word of God be "reformed"? Can God Himself be "reformed"?
The only answer to any reform of the Roman Catholic Church is the same as the answer to any reform of belief in God, and that would be, to reform the Catholic Church out of existence, and to reform belief in God to be unbelief.
Regarding social reform of capitalism: Can the natural phenomenon of Capitalism be reformed, and if so, into what, exactly? The opposite of Natural Law Capitalism is state controlled dictatorial Communism. Even the stepping-stone of Socialism between Capitalism and Communism must be dictatorially imposed by the state because opposition to private property is so unnatural and counter to human instinct.
The only answer to any reform of natural Capitalism is unnatural Communism.
How is this socially progressive, as opposed to socially regressive?
The 1949 Decree Against Communism approved by Pope Pius XII declared Catholics who professed communist doctrine to be excommunicated as apostates. The Church's official position has not changed.
The Decree was presented in the form of a dubium; the question and answer format common in Catholic teaching. The four questions it answered were,
Prior condemnation of Socialism and Communism were published in Notis Et Nobiscum (1849), Quanta Cura (1864) and Rerum Novarum (1891).
I'm telling you, Progressivism in the Church and Progressivism in America and Progressivism in the UN and the EU are aiming at
Communism. Progressives are Communists at heart. That includes the whole Marxocrat Party, and popular political luminaries such as Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, and Madame Comrade Hillary. It isn't just Crazy Bernie and OAC; it is the whole damned Marxocrat Party.
Pope Francis and the evil cabal of Commie-Homo Cardinals who elected him Pope are all Progressives.
What that that means in plain English is that,
Without exception, all Communists are liars, because Communism itself is a lie. There is no such thing as Communism's promised Utopia, nor can any such Utopia be made to come into existence. Communists therefore have to lie, just to remain Communists, let alone to advance the Communist cause, even if only through Progressivism. Progressivism itself is a lie because it's final goal is Communism, which is a lie. Progressives, like other Communists, have to lie; they have no other choice. Their whole program is a program of lies.
Progressivism seeks to either "reform" a people into Communism, or at least prepare the ground, through application of the Hegelian Dialectic, for a possible future Machiavellian coup, revolution or political takeover.
The whole reason that Progressives of all Parties in America are so obsessed with the so-far failed attempt to criminally oust President Trump is that Progressivism was close, so close, to actually taking over America before Trump, and he undid nearly all of their "progress".
Worse, Trump is gradually taking control of the Deep-State Shadow-Government they have put in place, and they are progressively losing control of it, pun intended. They had a virtual lock on it, including the vitally important federal intelligence "Inter-agency Community" that was so involved with Justice, FBI and State in framing Trump for the Marxocrat Party.
What we are talking about here is treason. An active and still ongoing attempted illegal overthrow of a duly elected American government. A conspiracy, deep and wide, involving the Congress and nearly all agencies of the US government, including the most trusted white house personnel and high ranking Presidential advisers.
At this point, here in America, I don't care whether the Covid-19 was a development of Communist China's research lab, either accidentally or purposely released, or if it came out of a wet-market. It matters to President Trump, and I'm sure he is looking at it, but again, at this point, at my level, I don't care.
The important thing to citizens at my level is what it actually is as opposed to what it is being hyped by progressvism to be. The Marxocrat Party and the Marxocrat Media are propagandizing and exagerating this thing into a Bubonic Plague - Black Death type monster, when it turns out that it is, like most other corona viruses, a whole lot more akin to the ordinary every day common cold.
Just look at the numbers.
You can call it whatever you like, but I call it an act of political terrorism, because that's exactly what it is. That's what they turned it into, and that's the level of citizen terror they are desperately trying to maintain if not increase. The minute it was recognized, they jumped on it and rode it for all it was worth, and they have no intention of getting off of it any time soon. They will prolong it and use it to wreck the nation through wrecking the national and global economy, and simultaneously wreck the Trump Presidency in the bargain.
The black death was supposed to have wiped out from 30% to 60% of the population of medieval Europe. What has this latest cold virus done?
143,308 deaths in the world population of 7.8 billion, or, 4.241 X 10-10%
33,903 deaths in American population of 330 million, or, 1.027 X 10-4%
16,251 deaths in New York population of 19.4 million, or, 8.37 X 10-4%
389 deaths in Ohio population of 11.6 million, or, 3.35 X 10-5%
Not quite the levels of the Black Death. In fact, nothing to panic about.
No different in any respect from any other cold virus. Maybe not as bad as MERS or SARS, but worse than some, and right in the normal statistical mix of other strains of cold virus regarding infectiousness and potential seriousness, especially to the elderly and the otherwise health-compromised. Not as nearly infectious as most strains of flu virus, but perhaps slightly more dangerous to those infected.
One thing that is never or seldom checked in the coronavirus panic is whether the positive coronavirus patient is also positive for other cold and/or flu viruses at the same time.
All those ventilators are not really needed. All those emergency hospitals set up are empty. The two hospital ships sent to New York and California stand idle and nearly empty. All those surgeries put off could have been performed. All those appointments canceled could have been kept. All those health care workers screening everyone coming in the doors of facilities could have been doing their normal jobs, actually providing health care.
As pointed out in our treatment of Bureaucratic Experts, the panicky push to get more and more coronavirus patients on ventilators actually killed many if not most of those who were put on them, and in most cases, it probably was unnecessary to put them on the ventilators in the first place. Ventilators themselves are quite dangerous.
Use of ventilators, in any case at all, is a very serious thing not to be taken lightly. Upwards of 80% of patients put on ventilators never get off of them alive. And it turns out that coronavirus patients quite typically experience alarmingly low blood-oxygen saturation levels, and yet, do not need to be put on a ventilator.
Doctors who didn't know that yet immediately put coronavirus patients on ventilators to keep them alive, and instead the ventilators themselves radically increased the number of deaths, especially among the aged and the otherwise seriously ill.
That's the kind of deadly error that comes out of acts of massive political terrorism.
This crisis caused 22 million American workers to lose their jobs. It closed all kinds of businesses to shut down completely, and many more to cut production and staff, and those who could to work remotely. Of course, you cannot milk a cow remotely, and some people need to work no matter what the rest of the nation may be doing.
Churches have been shut down right alongside businesses. People have been deprived of their livelihoods and access to their own facilities, and all without due process of law. All without passage of any law; all without any amendment to the Constitution; all without any legislation or adjudication, and, worst of all -
All without complaint or serious resistance of the citizenry.
This national shut-down was not only done without passage of any law, it wasn't even done with any typical unlegislated and unrepresentative regulation issued from any unelected and unaccountable bureaucracy.
The just did it.
And they succeeded beyond the wildest dreams of Progressivism. It was a Progressive wet dream come true. Practically the whole American national economy was closed down tight.
And the people were accepting it.
This is where the unelected, unrepresentative, unaccountable bureaucrats and "experts" took over the reigns of government, and began to rule us, in spite of the state and federal Constitutions.
The Ohio history of it shows how it happened all across the nation.
Comrade governor Mike DeWine, using four coronavirus infected people in the Cleveland area as an excuse, ordered all healthy and non-infected Ohio citizens off the streets, out of business and into their homes. He ordered the upcoming primary election to be postponed all across the state. In effect, he quarantined the whole population of the state of Ohio, by force of law.
How could he Constitutionally do such a thing? Well, he couldn't. So he used one of his appointed bureaucratic experts to accomplish the dirty deed. Amy Acton, Ohio Director of Health, took over the reigns of government from the state and federal Constitutions.
Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Richard Frye ruled against overriding the election date set by the state legislature, and then, Amy Acton overrode that court decision and ordered the election date set aside.
Where the hell did she get the authority to do that? Who the hell does she think she is? Why was she not held in contempt of court?
How could she even do that, you might ask? Well, she couldn't do it, legally, but she did it, quite illegally, and she got away with it, because she was allowed to get away with it, and nobody did anything about it.
As has been proved over and over again by the likes of Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff and Nadler, progressives will do whatever they can get away with doing to advance the cause of Progressive Communism. No matter how outlandish it may be, they will do it, and keep doing that sort of thing so long as they can just keep getting away with it.
Things like quarantining a whole population of a state, over four infected people in the Cleveland area.
How do we know that Comrade DeWine is not just an ignorant dufus rather than an evil conniving Progressive? Well, we could ask him.
And if he says something like, why, yes, I am an ignorant dufus, then, for what it's worth, we might take his word that at least he is not a traitor to the Constitution and to America.
The numbers quoted above reflect normal expected numbers for cold viruses. Such viruses run through populations no matter what governments do to mitigate them. Free populations are much better at getting over virus epidemics and pandemics than governments are. We have all known, all our lives, that the young catch cold and the old catch pneumonia, and if we have a cold, we stay away from grandma and grandpa.
Nobody needs to be told, let alone forced to do that. The Covid-19 coronavirus, among others, was here and among us long before it was discovered by the government, or even identified by China.
It probably had already run through the West Coast American population before President Trump closed down traffic from China. And that's why California, who had more traffic back and forth from China (and Wuhan) than any other state, has such low Covid-19 numbers. California already has a well developed herd immunity because it already went through the population before anyone knew what it was.
It is, after all, just a cold.
If the whole population of America had not been illegally quarantined, the numbers would have been essentially the same as they are now. When the Progressives claim that they saved untold millions of lives, they will be lying. Cold viruses don't kill vast numbers of people. Never did.
How could they know that? How could Comrade DeWine have known what the ultimate numbers were going to be, as compared to the seasonal flu, for instance, for which we quarantine no one?
By knowing the family of viruses that it belongs to, and how they behave, and what their numbers are. No corona virus is ever going to go way outside the corona virus norm, to the point of needing to quarantine anyone other than infected people and at-risk ill people.
That's the sort of thing the "experts" know, and that's why we should all suspect the "experts" of being Progressive Communists.
Here is what we said about them in Bureaucratic Medical Stupidasses:
Some businesses that are not closed that I deliver to as a courier are all masked-up, some of them gloved-up, and alarmed that I am not wearing a mask. Heavens to Mergaroid, where's your mask, man? I will be 77 in July, and I cannot remember seeing any such terror in adults. This is new.
People are being ticketed and fined for going to a drive-in worship service, where they don't even get out of their cars.
There are local jurisdictions where police are using camera and speaker equipped drones to watch people and enforce "social distancing" by the drone ordering people to step one way or another away from each other.
That's the kind of progress progressives love. Putting the state more and more in charge of the population, and having the population go along with it, "for the good of the many".
We were all "prepped" for it in post-Nine Eleven America. Remember? After the shoe-bomber incident, what happened?
All the terror incidents were perpetrated by Moslems against Infidels. The Infidels - us - were the victims, and the Moslems were the perpetrators.
But it was, and it remains, the victim Infidels who very docilely shuffle along through the line without their shoes or their belts, to be felt-up and x-rayed and possibly strip-searched before boarding planes. Not the Moslem perpetrators, but the Infidel victims. (See Boycott the Airlines.)
The once rugged individual American citizenry just sheepishly goes along with all that, and it has become an acceptable norm. It was a domestication process, by which Amercans were becoming less independent, a little bit at a time.
Moslems, go the to head of the line with your bombs, lest we be accused of profiling.
Infidels, put your belongings into the tray, take off your shoes and you belts, and maybe your pants, too.
Now that "the curve is flatening" and it begins to look like the crisis has peaked, we're already hearing Hannity and others talking about how nothing ever will be the same again. They've already accepted it.
Once the illegal quarantine of the healthy is lifted, of course, we will still need masks, and we will still need social distancing, and maybe to get our temperature taken on entering our work places or ball parks.
Seriously, that's being said by people who ought to know better.
Some are saying they may never shake hands again; elbow-bumps are now preferred to even the silly fist-bumps popular with the kids.
The governors are setting the stage for the acceptance of progressive march to Communism by getting their minds, and ours, off of the Constitution. New Jersey's governor Phil Murphy "Wasn't thinking of the Bill Of Rights" when he ordered coronavirus social distancing rules against mass religious gatherings.
(Tucker Carlson, April 14):
Maybe Murphy's lawyer is a Progressive Communist too.
Or, to be kind, maybe he's another ignorant dufus.
Just for grins and giggles, let's look at the oath of office for the governor of the state of New Jersey:
Not that such old-school things as solemn oaths are important any more.
I don't know about Hannity, or you, or anyone else, but I can tell you this about me. If I can't look you in the eye, and see the unmasked expression on your face, and shake your hand, then I will make no contract with you, nor will I can have any serious dealings with you unless I already know you very well.
And I fully intend to publicly pray in community with other Catholics at every opportunity I get to do it, and if any Bishop doesn't like it, he can go to hell.
We most certainly can get back to the way we were, and we most certainly need to actually do that.
To do any less is to let Progressive Communism make more progress.
It is now, as it should be, a time of reckoning. A time of weeding out the Progressives, the Communists and the Ignorant Dufuses who destroyed the whole Trump economy in a few short weeks, and prohibited American citizens from so much as stepping out of their own houses, or opening the doors of their own businesses, or just going to work.
And who terrorized older generations to the point of having them miss their own medical appointments and lab tests, putting their own health at grave risk.
And who shut down Churches, putting immortal souls at grave risk.
Let the reckoning begin, and let it begin, internally, with you.
The reason we can get back to normal is that we never should have stopped being normal in the first place. If none of this had happened, the numbers would be the same. It is, after all, just another cold.
The only thing Truth has going for Him in this world is us.
The restoration of Truth = Reality in the hearts and minds of men is now totally dependent upon you and me; if we don't do it, it won't get done.
Sign the Letter to your Bishop, and make our Church Catholic again.
Get behind President Trump, and make America Constitutional again.
With fear and trembling, work out your salvation--Phil 2:12
Seek the Truth; Find the Way; Live the Life.
Please God, and Live Forever.
Sarcastic Acronym Hover-Link Footnotes: For the convenience of those readers using devices 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 just to see the simple acronym interpretation. Click any footnote link to see the acronym and a detailed explanation.)SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
[All Web Pages listed in Site Map by date-of-publication;
oldest at the top, newest at the bottom of the list.]
The Brilliantly Conceived Organization of the USA; Vic Biorseth
Return to the BLOG page
Return to the HOME PAGE
Subscribe to our Free E-Zine News Letter
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.
Get in the fight! Engage the Enemy!
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life; please God, and live forever.
All Published Articles
By Publication Date
Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and
broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in
thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life:
and few there are that find it! Beware of false prophets, who come to you in
the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Jesus Christ; Matt 7:13-15
"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
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
If you can't find the page you're looking for, try the