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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Illusions

(WorldNetDaily) - To conservatives, he's the evil emperor in "Star Wars" – the Empire's shadowy and malevolent puppet-master, the real power behind the widespread subversion and destruction of freedom, prosperity and hope.

But to hundreds of organizations on the political and moral left, he is literally their lifeblood, a revered leader, a godfather – almost a god, who provides good things for his children.

Now, in a stunning exposé, the December issue of Whistleblower shines a thousand-watt spotlight on the "dark lord" of the left – billionaire investor George Soros.

"GEORGE SOROS AND HIS EVIL EMPIRE" illuminates the heart and soul of this mysterious leftwing transformer of societies. It reveals how he creates and financially sustains scores of influential and shockingly anti-American organizations – all dedicated to converting America into a European-style, government-controlled, socialist state.

"Soros, like Obama, is wired very differently than most of us," says WND Managing Editor David Kupelian. "He rejects and reviles most things decent Americans regard as good and sacred, and he tends to favor everything rotten: He wants to legalize drugs. He supports euthanasia. He's for socialism and opposes free-market capitalism. He’s for devaluing America's currency, telling the Financial Times last year 'an orderly decline of the dollar is actually desirable.' He supports the destruction of American sovereignty in favor of global governance. He detests conservative talk radio, Fox News and WorldNetDaily, and funds organizations that constantly attack the only free press America currently has."

In short, says Kupelian, "if it's immoral, subversive or harmful to America, Soros favors it, organizes it and funds it. If it's noble and freedom-producing, like free markets and small government, he despises it and creates organizations to undermine and ultimately destroy it. This issue of Whistleblower shines intense daylight on all of this."

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: What I want to talk about here are illusions. I personally have little interest in George Soros. Though he might appear to be the embodiment of evil in our time, I see him as nothing more than an opportunist. If it were not Soros, it would be some other name. It really doesn't matter who.

What matters is what's going on behind the scenes, and how much Soros may (or may not be) involved is irrelevant. It's not about the man you see. It's about the activities, and one thing that cannot be denied is that hundreds of thousands of people across the United States and Europe are preparing for the greatest illusion of all time. It is the final illusion of the Communist menace, and it is perhaps the culmination of the warning given by the three Fatima seers, as well as other Vatican-approved private revelations. It is the Great Marxist Deception!

A closer look at the communist takeover of Czechoslovakia is key to understanding what is happening around us.   After the fall of the Habsburg monarchy in World War I, American President Woodrow Wilson prompted the creation of a new republic called Czechoslovakia.  The first republic lasted only 20 years from 1918 to 1938.  The second republic lasted only one year (1938 to 1939) before it was forcibly  absorbed by the Nazi Third Reich.  After the liberation of Czechoslovakia at the end of World War II, the third republic lasted only three years from 1945 to 1948.  That's when the communists took over.   This is how they did it.  Communists working within Czechoslovakia knew they could never get the people to approve their plans in the form of a nation-wide vote.  Most citizens were not communists, and had just regained their freedom from the Nazis.  They would never vote for such a thing.  The communists knew they were hopelessly outnumbered, so they formulated a plan to elect stealth communists to the highest offices of the land.  These seemingly left-of-center capitalist politicians were placed in key positions for later use.  In the mean time their function was to maintain the status quo politically.  Once these men were elected, and all things were put into place, the communists began the second phase of their plan.  They organized the radicals and labor unions.  They brought them out into the streets, to riot, and created what looked like the beginnings of an armed insurrection.  Panic set into the general population.  The vast majority of law-abiding (regular freedom loving) citizens begged the national government to step in and crack down on these troublemakers in the streets.  Of course, the stealth communists, elected and appointed to positions of power, were more than eager to appease their requests.  The crack down came, as asked for, and with the removal of the chaos came the removal of all civil and property rights.  The communists, at the behest of the people's request, had taken over.

Now historians will probably look at the above paragraph as an oversimplification of what actually  happened in Czechoslovakia and that's fine with me.  The point of this blog entry is not to be a historian.  The point is to demonstrate a pattern.  It's a pattern of illusion that Marxists sometimes employ to get what they want. A similar pattern is beginning to emerge both in the United States and Europe at this very moment.  I do not know how successful this Marxist illusion will be.  I do not know what the final outcome is.  I do know however, that it is important to remember some things...
  1. We (the non-communists) outnumber them ten to one.
  2. We surround them, but they are attempting to create the illusion that they surround us, nevertheless it is just an illusion.
  3. The communists (socialists, Marxists, Leftists, etc.) in the United States, and other nations, have worked hard to place their people in the key offices of power.  They now have, or will soon have, all the key pieces lined up.
  4. They want to play us like puppets, driving us to do their dirty work for them, by begging our Left-leaning governments to step in and put down the anarchy that is about to be dished out in the streets.  This is the trap their illusion sets.  We must be careful not to spring it.
  5. Once the frightened masses call upon the government to put down the anarchy, and the government responds, that will be the end of our way of life as we know it.  The trap will have been sprung, and we (the non-communist majority) will have done the bidding of our minority communist puppet-masters.
Only a peaceful oriented movement of faith can stop this from happening, and it cannot be some scattered ambiguous movement.  It must be focused, and only the Catholic Church has the answer.  It's called SUBSIDIARITY, and that is the word that will throw a wrench in this whole communist illusion. It's important that Catholics do take to the streets, peacefully proclaiming the message of Subsidiarity.   It must be totally peaceful.  Not a single window may be broken.  It must be a movement of mothers pushing their baby strollers, and men carrying their children on their shoulders.  It must be a movement of songs and cheer, as well as outrage and disgust.  All the while, the message of Subsidiarity must be central, a constant echo ringing in the background.  Yes, I'm talking about the TEA Party movement, and once again I am calling upon Catholics to take part.  Shame on you if you don't.  It is both your religious and patriotic duty in our nation's time of need.  In the past men were called upon to fight for their countries.  Now you are only called to march.  Will you not rise to the occasion?  This is how you do it. It's easy, inexpensive and it won't hurt a bit.

The message of Subsidiarity is one that we are going to have to live in our personal lives as well, as this will be necessary for our survival in the years ahead.  We must turn back to our friends and neighbors.  Family must become the most important thing in our lives.  We must patron and support our locally owned businesses, and try to keep our money local as well.  Use locally owned credit unions instead of big interstate banks. Network with your neighbors and local parish to form an underground bartering market where people can trade goods without using money.  Give anything in excess you may have to the local poor and needy - particularly clothing and food.  This is where it all begins. We must prepare ourselves for the long haul of national economic hardship.

We must remember that we are NOT the minority.  God fearing people are actually the majority.  We've just been made to think we are surrounded by the enemy, when it reality, it is we who surround them.  Remember that.  Don't trust the mainstream news media.  They're part of the problem.  Don't trust the government.  That's a bigger part of the problem.  When everything seems upside down, and you don't know what to think anymore, just remember WE (not them) are the majority.