Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day, 2010: the Anti-Socialist Revolution

As I write this, we are an hour and a half away from the closing of the first polls of the 2010 election cycle. By all accounts, this election is set to become a major referendum against the Obama administration's aggressive attempts to push America in a socialist direction. While it is largely a rebellion against the administration's fiscal policies, it should not be overlooked that this election should go a long way towards reigning in the administration's equally aggressive attempts to push America further into the clutches of the Culture of Death.

I cannot stress enough just how much socialism and the culture of death dovetail with one another. At its core, socialism (and its logical offshoot, Marxism) is a rejection of Western civilization and its Judeo-Christian underpinnings. That is why organized religion (and its moral precepts) inevitably comes under severe persecution every place where socialists gain power (see the Soviet Union, China, North Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, etc.). It is also why Marxism, under the guise of liberation theology, aggressively targets Christians (particularly Catholics) who are ignorant of their faith and undermines the supernatural aspects of revealed truth while focusing only on earthly, sociopolitical concerns (see Cuba, Venezuela, and most of Central America). In order for socialism to succeed, the reality of Jesus Christ as God the Son and bearer of eternal salvation must give way to the illusion of Jesus the hippie political rebel who commands only moral authority, and not tangible power such as that wielded by the state.

Christ tells us: "You will know them by their fruits" (Matthew 7:16). St. Paul tells us: "Any one who goes ahead and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God" (2 John 1:9). Socialists who attempt to pass themselves off as faithful Christians will speak loudly about social justice and service to the poor and downtrodden. This is a good and admirable goal, and should be shared by all Christians (understanding that "social justice" goes well beyond the liberal notion of the "common good" - which is an offshoot of Jeremy Bentham's utilitarian notion of "the greatest good for the greatest number" - and must necessarily take into account the sanctity and inviolability of human life, a truth rooted in the reality that we are each precious, unique, and irreplaceable beings lovingly and purposefully created in the image and likeness of God).

However, you will soon see that such individuals never address the supernatural truths of our faith: namely, Jesus Christ's fully human, fully divine nature, and our moral obligation to love Him not as our Redeemer, but in His eternal being as God the Son; our similar obligation to love God the Father and the Holy Spirit above all things and for Their own sake; the reality that we are created for eternal reconciliation with the Father, and must view salvation first and foremost as applying to our immortal souls; the reality of Satan and his demons, and their constant attempts to ruin our souls and deprive us of the greatest gift of all, purchased for us at the cost of the Precious Blood of Christ; and various other truths that are of infinitely greater importance than whether or not a politician supports minimum wage increases and universal healthcare. More to the point, you will never see such individuals seriously attempt to distinguish between their faith and their politics, for they see the two as one and inseparable and refuse to address any conflict - be it political or religious in nature - outside of a strictly political context (hence their chronic inability to label anyone who objects to their agenda - be it on political or religious grounds - as anything other than "right wing extremists" or "extreme right wing operatives").

I have spoken at length about groups like Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, and how they attempt to pervert authentic Catholicism in the minds of the faithful in order to promote their Marxist political agenda. I have spoken at length about how politicians who regularly support measures that in the end prove punitive to those who dare express authentically Christian views in public will pay lip service to their own Christian belief during election years (and then often proceed to display their profound ignorance of their professed belief by misquoting and misappropriating Sacred Scripture). And I have addressed how asinine it is to assert that a genuinely Catholic or Christian politician should check his or her beliefs at the door before discharging the duties of their elected office (whereas liberal self-professed "Catholics" and "Christians" are strangely never asked to do this and are even lauded for their "strong religious convictions").

Today, many voters will go to the polls and call BS on this long-running subterfuge. As the results are not yet in, there is no way of knowing at this moment exactly how big the left's losses will be. What I can say is that, regardless of the result, the work is not done for men and women of true faith. We must continue to push back against those who would silence us in the public sphere. We must continue to call out those who attempt to hijack our faith and portray it as some ugly caricature of what it truly is (or, in the case of liberation theologians and their ilk, as some morally minimalist advocacy of Marxist beliefs). Most importantly, we must continue to roll back all of the unchecked attempts to obscure America's Judeo-Christian heritage, apart from which our nation's Constitution simply cannot survive in any recognizable form.

Christ never promised that the gates of hell would not prevail against America. He only made that promise about his Church. But that does not absolve us of our moral obligation to fight back against the gates of hell wherever it seeks to prevail, for wherever it prevails, it will claim unsuspecting souls as the spoils of victory.

The devil knows he's lost the war. He now wages incessant battles to take as many people down with him as he can. We must engage him in each and everyone of those battles, so as to curtail his influence in this world. That includes the political as well as the religious sphere, for wherever the devil gains a lasting foothold politically, the Church militant will suffer. Go out and vote today. Do not vote merely by party affiliation. Vote according to what will be most pleasing to God and most spiteful to the devil. God bless!

In Jesus and Mary,