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Biorseth, Friday, April 05, 2013
Truth Versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified, on purpose. Truth Versus Agenda examines the contest between objective reality and its opposition. Note that objective truth, unlike subjective truth, is the truth that simply is. Objective truth is unchangeable, and unaffected by man, or what man thinks about it, or tries to do to it. Objective truth is independent of man.
In the Scriptural story of the Passion of Christ, we had the ultimate irony of all of human history played out, as Pontius Pilate said to Jesus,
and the Truth was standing right in front of him. (See John 18:38)
When Moses first encountered God on the mountain, and received his first instructions, he asked God who he should say sent him to speak to Israel. And God's answer, in Exod. 3:14, was:
indicating that God is the only thing that simply is, and always was; everything else is a creature (creation) or emanation from Him. God is the first Objective Truth; everything else - every real thing - that exists, post-dates the great I AM.
Jesus, Who "emptied himself" of Godliness to live incarnate as mere man, in a final attempt at returning mankind to honest recognition of Truth, showed all thinking men the Truth, the Way and the Life. So that we could still make free-will decisions, but we might make them more correctly. Of all the many places where He told us Who He was, perhaps few are as pointed as John 17:5:
Even more than his statement to Phillip, in John 14:9-10:
So, we know that Jesus is God, that the Lord God is not only the center and font of all Truth, but He is indeed the actual Truth. All that comes from God is true. This is the source of all reality.
As I'm sure you know, the oldest catechism texts in existence taught that the purpose for which God created man was so that man might love God. So, why we are here in the first place, is to know, love and serve God in this life, and to be happy with Him in the next. But, man was not the first to fall from God's grace.
Angels came first, and apparently they too were given free will, because God wanted them to love Him. And love can only exist if the creature has free will, for what is love without free will? Love, like hate, is at its deepest core, a free-will decision. Any robot or any trained animal can bow and scrape and feign love and adoration. Real love requires intelligence and the ability to choose between two things; that demands intellect, and free will. God wanted real love.
Lucifer was the first to choose wrong, and not love God. Instead, he wanted to be like God; an impossibility. Since his fall from grace, Satan has become the great deceiver and the open opponent of Truth. He thus seeks to create his own false "truth"; he has become the great tempter, with an agenda. Always with an agenda.
Lucifer took a third of the angels with him in his fall from grace to the earth. Scripture tells us of Satan's three temptations of Jesus, the man, after his 40-days fast in the desert. If it were ever possible to deceive God, it would be in his incarnate, human weakness, emptied of Godliness, with real worldly needs, and after a long fast. All the worldly kingdoms were in the possession of Satan, and he offered them all to Jesus, for a small price. And we all know what happened next.
But what about us? What if we were offered, say, Chicago, or New York City, or the whole of the USA? What if we were offered all of them, and more, or a significant share in them, for mountains of gold and the acquisition of great political power, if we would only cooperated in the "managed decline" of nations? What would happen next?
Would we become part of that agenda?
The newest strategy for the conquest of nations is "managed decline" of currencies, economies and nations, of the sort currently being funded and manipulated by multibillionaires like George Soros, Warren Buffet, Michael Bloomberg, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. It is a kinder, gentler form of conquest of nations than past forms, such as those of Alexander, Caesar, Attila, Mohammed, the Sioux, Hitler, Hirohito, and even the International Communist Revolutionary movement. As one deceptive agenda fails, another one is tried, often built upon previous failed agendas, and incorporating parts of them into new agendas. But the goal is always the same:
The newer "managed decline" agenda does not eliminate the previous agendas of conquest, revolution, anarchy, etc., but it uses them. Even the most successful revolutionaries on the world stage at the moment, such as Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, is looked down upon by the new managed-decliners as a troglodyte, but still, a useful-idiot troglodyte, so they will pat him on the head and be nice to him, and use him. Obama is a died-in-the-wool Marxist Revolutionary of the newer Saul Alinsky school of deception and treason. By the Alinsky rule, he uses Organization in place of old-time Revolution, but aims at the same end. It's the same old agenda with a new strategy.
While Organizing to destroy nations may be new to you and me, it is old and antiquated to the Managed-Decliners, but it has its uses. The useful parts of previous and more primitive worldly agendas involve the instigation of instability and chaos, up to a point. To the old time Marxists, the more chaos the better, because it ultimately results either in real revolution, or, an opportunity for a Machiavellian Champion to put down rebellion with force, and assume the throne.
So, why is chaos and instability good only up to a point? Well, if things get really out of hand and the mobs are out to kill the Bourgeoisie and take their property, the mobs may come to recognize the likes of Soros, Buffet, Bloomberg, Gates and others of their ilk as super-ultra-Bourgeoisie, the richest of the rich guys and the biggest Capitalist Exploiters on the planet. From their point of view, it would be much better to tamp things down quietly before it gets to that point, for their own personal safety.
Meanwhile, they carefully camouflage their own uber-Bourgeois status by publicly supporting Leftist causes, against other corporations, other Capitalists and other Bourgeoisie business competitors, and, seemingly, against Capitalism itself. By supporting Leftist causes, they ingratiate themselves with the lower classes, whom they hope to use to bring down Capitalism, but not themselves. See? The message that the Managed-Decliners, who are the biggest and most successful Capitalists on earth, always present to the lower masses is of the order of:
Don't laugh; it is working. They are, for the most part, believed. But there are many, many sub-agendas to the big agenda; one of them is the anthropomorphic global warming hoax, largely funded and promoted by Al Gore. It is a completely bogus hoax, but the people don't know that, because Public Education is in on it, the SLIMC1 is in on it, upper-academia is in on it, show-biz is in on it, and lots of big-time Celebritwits are in on it, along with their huge retinues of adoring Celbritards.
Here's something I wrote about it a long time ago in the Eco-Nazi page:
That, too, worked. Just ask weatherman Al "Poopoo-Pants" Roker, a committed, true devotee of man-caused global warming, in the total absence of any empirical evidence whatsoever supporting it. He either believes it, or he is a well practiced and highly polished liar.
How did it ever come to be that educated adults could be made to so fervently believe in such utter nonsense? Well, work your way through The Scientism Pages. Science itself has been corrupted. The once prominent Scientific Method is now in near total disuse, replaced by mere observation, measurement, and - get this - consensus. Consensus on nothing but pure opinion, or unsupported hypothesis, has replaced peer review of empirical evidence done by completely independent scientific experiment. What we are left with is science by popular poll.
Marxist-driven public education has done this to us. We have been dumbed-down as a people. It was done and is being done on purpose; it is part of an agenda.
Work your way through The Darwinism Pages and tell me why Darwin's theory of evolution of species is universally accepted all over the world, is taught as dogma in virtually all schools, when no event of speciation has ever been observed in all of recorded history, nor is evidence of any speciation event present anywhere in the gigantic fossil record. All the record shows is stasis; the species do not change. Ever.
Work you way through The Freudianism Pages and tell me how the multi-billion dollar industry of Psycho-Therapy is thriving and growing despite the fact that no one in all of human history has ever seen, felt, touched or smelled a subconscious mind or a repressed memory. How do you examine it if you can't even detect it? How do you show it to any peer for peer review?
Work your way through The Marxism Pages and tell me how the hare-brained theories of this helpless, totally dependent malcontent ever came to be cherished as uplifting philosophy and good economic theory, instead of what it was: a call to bloody revolution.
Communist Utopia - government-less, private-property-less, classless, collective-community living - does not exist, has never existed, cannot possibly exist for any period of time beyond months, and is quite impossible as a working system. It is, thus, stupid. So why is it still popular, world wide?
These major errors, taught as truth, formed the first story of the multi-storied house of cards the great deceiver seeks to move mankind into. The lies get easier the higher the house is built.
Darwin's errors, while perhaps not originally intended to deceive anyone, have been capitalized upon by Secularists, beginning with Huxley, to drive larger and larger wedges between natural science and theological science, to ultimately divorce God from education.
Freud's errors, and those of Jung, and those of Kinsey, served to attack the notion of sin as a needless inhibition, and to promote self fulfillment and self gratification as an end unto itself. Modern psycho-analysis is supposed to eliminate any sense of guilt and make you feel good about yourself. The very idea of sin is anathema to psycho-analysis.
Marx's errors were an outright fraud from the beginning, as we said in the Refuting Marx page. The whole manifesto was an improvement on Hegel, which was an improvement on Machiavelli, which was nothing more than a plan to get someone who was not on the throne onto the throne, displacing the current ruler.
But other lies abound, built upon the generally accepted lies spoken of above. Go through The Divide And Conquer Pages to see the Marxism-driven project to promote class warfare where classes do not even exist. This is an agenda to set us all against each other even to the point of open warfare.
The Eco-Nazi Movement promotes environmental lies and demonizes anyone who opposes the lies as polluters and exploiters of the planet and of "our precious resources."
The Femi-Nazi Movement promotes the lie that America, and all of Western Culture, exists to keep women barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen and subservient to men. And that women are equal, at least, in every way, physical, mental, temperamental and spiritual, to men, if not superior. This is direct, flat out opposition to nature, and the original sentimental movement has been fully co-opted by Marxism.
The Homo-Nazi Movement promotes the lie that homosexuality is somehow natural and normal, not sinful, that it is an oppressed minority like a minority race, and that there is a need for federal level laws to promote the public and private acceptance of open homosexuality everywhere, including in churches.
The Racial-Nazi Movement promotes the myth that Republicans, not Democrats, fought for slavery, gave birth to the KKK, then fought for Segregation, then for Jim Crow laws, then turned the fire hoses and the vicious dogs loose onto the freedom demonstrators. It was the opposite. The Democrats did all those things. The Republicans opposed all those things. But the Democrat Party has gone completely Marxist, they own the media, the black America has been suckered.
The fact that black Americans vote way in excess of 90% Democrat in every single election, regardless of issues or candidates, should tell you everything you need to know about the success of this educational and propaganda lie. Way in excess of 90% of black America has been stupidified. They are just plain dumb, and probably beyond redemption. We recently talked about this racial phenomenon in the Beautiful Lies page.
There are just layers and layers of lies; for example, students are taught today that racism, by definition, is only possible for whites. Only whites can be racist; it is quite impossible for a non-white to be racist. This is such an obvious, glaring lie that it is hard to believe anyone would have the gall to teach it. But that is what is being taught today.
And it gets worse. America was originally colonized, not for religious freedom, but for the direct exploitation of the original inhabitants and the natural resources. Right. But that ain't all; all colonization, done by all colonizing nations, was done not just to form new colonies of people elsewhere, but to exploit the land and the people in the region. In other words, nothing good ever came out of colonization. The whole history of it was bad. So, now that all the colonies in Africa and Asia have been shut down, everything is rosy in those places now, right?
Well, not quite ...
But the modern detractors fail to note that almost all colonies started by Europeans were not instituted by nations or governments, but by private parties and sometimes private businesses. The American colonies, in particular, were started by people who wanted to get away from their governments, and to be free of them. That was often a difficult thing, as our own Revolutionary War proved. Governments had a way of following the colonists and planting their flags, sometimes with invitation, sometimes not.
One of the really idiotic "truths" today is the super politically-correct insistence that any group must be "representative" of all races, ethnicities and genders, including the newly invented ones. Even Parish Councils. Propagandists (I mean journalists) look at a typical Tea Party meeting and see very few black faces, and make the pronouncement that the Tea Party is racist. But they don't consider the fact that way over 90% of American blacks vote consistently Marxist. I mean Democrat. Which means that they despise everything the Tea Party stands for, which is the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It isn't that the Tea Party doesn't invite and welcome blacks; it's that blacks don't want anything to do with the Declaration and the Constitution. That is to say, American blacks hate Constitutional America just as much as the Democrat Party does.
Every truly decent and upright black American citizen who loves America and stands in truth is roundly condemned by the rest of the black citizenry. They call them Uncle Toms, Oreo Cookies, House Niggers, turncoats and other such slurs, and they ostracize and shun them. Herman Cain, Alan West, Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, etc., have all had their share of this unfair treatment.
What can I say? This is instilled, suicidal stupidity on parade. The vast majority of American blacks are just hopelessly lost. They have bcome a lost cause. Only they can redeem themselves. If they will not gather with us, let them scatter.
What about the Catholic educated citizens? Well, it depends entirely on where the Catholic education was given. I would venture to say that in most American dioceses, while the purely academic education is measurably superior, the Social education may be just as bad as in public education. And the Catholic religious aspects of education might be highly suspect.
Go through the Catholic Religion Pages, particularly the various Cafeteria Catholic pages to see the kind of formal advanced Catholic education I encountered in the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program given by the Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati Archdiocese.
There we were officially taught by Sr. Nancy McMullen about the goodness and sanctity of homosexuality, and how someone could be both actively homosexual and fully Catholic. And we learned about how we could and should all look forward to the ordination of women, although we might have to wait for a new pope to get it done. Perhaps one day we might have lots of female pastors and maybe even a female pope.
And, we were officially taught by Fr. Larry Wyen the Two Approaches to determining whether something was right, or wrong, for us. The first one was the official Church teaching, and the other was the predominant cultural trend. (We were supposed to compromise between the two.) For one instance, the Church condemns masturbation as sin, but current cultural trend says it doesn't hurt anyone, so long as we remember to lock the bathroom door. We, individually, have to decide for ourselves. See?
Same thing for artificial contraception. Same thing for abortion. And, I'll bet you didn't know, neither Casti Connubii nor Humanae Vitae were really "definitive teachings by a pope on matters of faith and morals", and thus neither was binding on Catholics.
And, we were officially taught by Fr. Richard M. Walling that Jesus Christ didn't necessarily know Who He was or what His mission was, and that His Resurrection might not have actually occurred, but the story of His life taught an important spiritual lesson anyway. See?
I am talking about supposedly Catholic education here, quite officially taught by supposedly Catholic educators. This was not merely weak catechesis; it was flat out wrong. Complaints to Archbishop Pilarczyk may as well have been made to a brick wall. He didn't give a damn. He actually defended this crap.
But this is just small-potatoes behind-the-scenes stuff that no one ever hears about, because so few of us even speak of it. But there is today plenty of open, scandalous, in-your-face false false Catholicism in the public spotlight.
Cardinal Dolan takes the Eucharist so lightly that he said Mass with a Wisconsin Cheeshead on his head; he's just a real fun guy to be with.
He is pushing hard for the canonization of the infamous Communist Dorothy Day.
He invited, and yukked it up with, Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, at the Al Smith dinner.
He was present and smiling at a Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral as Holy Communion was given to pro-abortion, pro-sodomy, pro-contraception Joe Biden.
Cardinal Dolan is not some lone wolf good-time Catholic prelate; he publicly exemplifies most of his Cardinal and Bishop brothers in America. He is just louder and more public than most of them, but most of them agree with his pseudo-Catholicism, and his make-it-up-as-you-go-along moral code.
How does all this affect the Catholic laity?
I have argued in these pages and in private conversations with fellow Catholic laymen about these topics, and I must say that the average such layman, in my experience, has a piss-poor understanding of Church teaching. Both men and women. I'm talking about people who attend Church regularly. Many are they who actually think the Church has changed its moral teaching, and for the better.
In discussing giving Holy Eucharist to the loud and highly public obstinate unrepentant sinner Joe Biden, the argument was made that, in such cases, Communion should be given because no one really knows what's in his heart.
The Hell they don't. All they have to do is look at his public speeches, and look at his constituent groups, to whom he makes his public speeches. The Femi-Nazis, the Homo-Nazis, the Eco-Nazis and the Racial-Nazis, the pro-abortion crowd. Joe Biden is Mr. Choice. Joe Biden stands for sin, and for division; it is what he is about.
Just look at Joe Biden's Democrat Party, and you will see a super-agenda that opposes the Church and all it stands for, opposes the Declaration of Independence, opposes the Constitution of the USA, and promotes, item-by-item, all that is in Karl Marx's infamous Communist Manifesto. Look at the Blessed Polarization page, the Malignant Outgrowths of Marxism and elsewhere herein for point-by-point comparisons of Democrat Party platform planks to specific items in the Communist Manifesto.
Sr. Nancy McMullen, spoken of above, was not the only one who bought (and taught) the notion that Catholicism has "changed" for the better. Many are they who have said out loud that the "old" God of the Old Testament often appeared to be cruel, and "not the kind of God I want to believe in." But, you see, they have no choice in the matter, for there is only one God. No one makes God jump through hoops.
It's a take it or leave it God; there is no other.
The only hope I see for Truth rests in old farts like us who were taught critical thinking, or who were educated before the worst of the educational corruption took place. Few are the younger citizens who somehow learn to think for themselves; I suspect that most of those younger people who do will be home-schooled and will grow up living very practical lives, as on farms, or in small family businesses of some kind, in which they are depended upon by others. It's much harder to fool a practical man who knows his business, than it is to fool a dependent man.
To stand in iniquity is to doom your soul. To b raised in iniquity is also likely to doom your soul. Now that's not a very pretty thought, but it is a true one, whether we like it or not. The bottom line is, God is God, and we are not. We cannot ever hope to be like God, no matter how hard we try.
All God wants from you is your love, freely given.
When man fell so far away from not only love of God, but even recognition of God, in disgust, the Lord God put them all away from Him with the Great Flood; men, women, children and animals, saving only a few righteous, to begin anew.
Since then there have been many other incidents of sinfulness, sometimes ending in destruction, sometimes in repentance and redemption, and sometimes in long chastisement.
There was the forty-years of wandering in the desert until the sinful generation had passed away. There was the total destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah through fire and brimstone, destroying men, women, children and all living things, because they so disgusted God. There was the warning and the repentance of Nineveh, which was spared because of their repentance and return to grace. And, there was the long and horrible Babylonian Exhile, which fell somewhere between the extermination of Sodom and the forgiveness of Niniveh.
It is entirely up to God what He will do with America, and with the world. We can do nothing about it, other than to repent and pray for forgiveness. And that is what endangers many, for after having long abandoned God, they now would like to be like God. The ancient agenda of Satan has become their own.
No matter how well secularized man thinks he has driven God out of material science, matter itself has one and only one author, and that author is not man.
No matter how fiercely the Naturalist may seek to divorce God from nature, nature still has one and only one divine author, and man will never be able to author, change, control of modify any objective reality.
Man can only play-act at being, or somehow producing, or somehow controlling objective truth.
Truth does not change, and man can do nothing about that.
Secularized man does not know that.
He will never see his own doom coming.
Tell your family. Tell everyone who will listen. Repent, fast and pray.
Seek the Truth, find the Way, live the Life; please God, and live forever.
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