As pointed out in a previous blog entry, the new Democrats are Socialists, plain and simple, and there is no debate on that. THEY'VE ADMITTED IT!!! (see proof here) Our Lady of Fatima warned us about these people. Those serving in Congress and the Whitehouse as of right now (August 2010) are of the very ilk that Our Lord's mother, the Immaculate Virgin Mary, warned us about nearly 100 years ago. Socialism IS Communism - the philosophy is identical - the only difference is in how strongly the Socialism is enforced, and all it comes down to the philosophy of Karl Marx and his cohorts. If you're a Catholic, and you're buying into this Socialist nonsense spouted by the Democratic Party (DNC) then you're falling for the very grave errors Our Lady warned the three shepherd children about nearly a century ago.
How do I explain to my readers what is going on? How do I open your eyes? Let me put it this way. Fascism and Communism are two sides to the same coin - Socialism - and Socialism is Marxism. It's all the same thing. No nation in the history of the world ever described itself as "communist." That's right, not even the old Soviet Union considered itself "communist." It referred to itself as the "Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics" (USSR). The word NAZI was an abbreviation for "National SOCIALISM" (NAZI). Socialism itself is the brainchild of Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels who co-authored the Communist Manifesto in 1848. That's why Socialism is sometimes referred to as "Marxism." (It just sounds a lot better than "Marxist-Engelism.") It's all the same thing, and this is what it's about. Socialism tells people that they really don't need God, Christianity or the Church to bring a better society to planet earth. All they need, according to Socialism, is government - BIG government. All the people need to do is turn over their rights and freedoms to the government, and in turn the government will "insure" their necessities (food, clothing, shelter, healthcare, etc.) so they don't have to worry about them anymore. Who needs God? Who needs Christian charity? With BIG government we can do without those things - so says the Socialist mindset. These are the "errors of Russia" Our Lady of Fatima warned us about. They're not based on logic or reason. They're based entirely on passions, and they appeal to the root instincts of human nature. Human beings want to feel secure. They want to not have to worry about things. They want to be able to live their lives without fear. Both Catholic Christianity and Marxist Socialism offer relief from these things but in two totally different ways. Christianity offers it through personal freedom and trust in God. Socialism offers it through personal surrender and trust in government.
The legacy of Marx and Engels has brought us to this point in history. The whole world has embraced Socialism, in one way or another, some more than others, but after all is said and done, it all comes down to control. Ever since the end of World War II a fundamental conflict has emerged between the Socialists of the East (led by Russia) and the Socialists in the West (led by the United States). Just as Vladimir Lenin led the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917, so Franklin Roosevelt led the New Deal in 1933. The fundamental difference between these two revolutionaries was their method of implementation. Lenin imposed Socialism on the people by force, Roosevelt gave it to the people after they clamored for it. Of course, Roosevelt was prevented by the U.S. Supreme Court from implementing his entire Socialist agenda in the United States, thus the progression of Socialism in America has been much slower than in other Western nations. Over the last fifty years or so, the gradual Socialist takeover of both major political parties (Republican and Democrat) has taken place - though more prominently in the Democratic Party (DNC). Likewise the slow implementation on a government level has also taken place.
As of right now, August 2010, the United States of America is at a crossroads. This is it. We stand at the threshold of finally passing the point of no return. The election in November of this year will determine our fate. Should the Socialists in Washington DC be not utterly defeated in Congress during this election cycle, there will be no turning back. America will lead the world into full Western Socialism, and that will set off a chain of events that will be unstoppable.
The emerging conflict of tomorrow is no different than that of yesterday (the Cold War). What will emerge will be the final clash of the Socialists - East verses West. Russia will not stand idly by and watch the United States lead the world into global Socialism. That is why she is aligning herself with America's enemies and countering America's every move in a global game of chess. Do not be deceived, the Orthodox Church in Russia is a force for good, but it does not control the country itself. The secular powers of Russia are still controlled by Socialists left over from the old Soviet Union. If this sounds an awful lot like the Cold War it's because it is another Cold War. Call it Cold War 2 if you like, but I suspect it won't stay "cold" for very long. A massive confrontation between the Eastern Socialists led by Russia, and the Western Socialists led by America, is inevitable and will be devastating.
There is only one way out of this mess, and Our Lady of Fatima has pointed it out to us. First and foremost, Catholics need to start being CATHOLICS again! Stop falling for the "errors of Russia" - SOCIALISM! They need to start visiting the sacrament of penance, and make reconciliation with Christ and his Church. Then thank Our Lord and Lady for warning us against the great peril that now threatens the whole world by honoring Mary's Immaculate Heart - a full recognition of Christ's gift to his Mother and the world. Finally, Catholics must divorce themselves from anything and everything that has to do with Socialism. For Catholics in America, this means a complete divorce from the Democratic Party (DNC). It has become nothing more than a front organization for American Socialism. Likewise, the Republican Party (RNC or GOP) has succumbed to Socialism as well, as manifested recently in the two Bush administrations (1989-1993 and 2001-2009). Granted, there is a strain of an anti-Socialist movement within the Republican Party, as manifested recently in the Reagan administration (1981-1989) and the Republican Congressional Revolution (1995-1997) but both of these were short lived. There are those who think a complete anti-Socialist takeover is possible in the Republican Party, but personally, The Catholic Knight is not going to believe that until he sees it. There are worthy Independent candidates who run for office in the United States, and there is the growing hope of the Constitution Party, which any good Catholic can join in good conscience. It remains to be seen what will become of the United States, but one thing is certain. So long as we continue down the Socialist road started by Roosevelt, we are destined for God's retribution and ultimate destruction.