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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Why America Will Fall

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Michael Voris once again hits the nail on the head with this above video. The problem with America, the problem that will soon be its demise, is that it was founded on religious pluralism. That works up to a point, but once that point is reached, it starts to implode on itself.

That's because the inclination of human beings is to eventually take an argument to its final and most natural conclusion. For most people, this happens subconsciously. Their attitudes simply change over time, and more often than not, they are at a loss to explain why. For those of us who think for a living, contemplate and ponder, the reason is plain to see. When you accept the notion that religion really doesn't matter when it comes to important things in life (like who your leaders shall be for example), then it's just a small leap to the mindset that religion really doesn't matter in your own life either.

Now the problem with America today is that we are waist deep in this relativist sewage, none of us can escape from it, and we are not alone. Other Western nations are dealing with the exact same problem to varying degrees. Pope Benedict XVI, while he was still Cardinal Ratzinger, referred to it as the "tyranny of relativism." It's all around us, it demands our full allegiance, and there is no getting away from it. Our allegiance we can deny it, but we still have to trudge through the soup. We are going to get sullied by it, indeed we already are, and there is no place to shower. Even if there was such a place, we would still be waist deep in this stuff. In elections, we are told to vote for the lesser of two evils, and if we don't, we effectively get evil anyway, through lack of our vote. There is no winning, and for the longest time, I used to wonder why. Now I know.

You cannot build a house on sinking sand. America's foundation is sand. We have build our house fast and we have build it high. We've even reinforced the walls and shuttered the windows. We have made a house that can withstand any storm, if only the foundation were solid. I don't know when the structure will collapse, but I know it will, and it doesn't take an architect or engineer to figure that out. So it is with the United States of America, and since the rest of the world has followed our example of revolution into a secular age, the rest of the world will follow us into our social demise, starting with France probably, since France was the first to follow us. Other nations will follow as well; Italy, Germany, Spain, Britain, all of Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific Rim. For when this great structure finally collapses, it's going to take out a lot of surrounding structures. When will this happen? Don't ask, because I don't know. But I know it will happen eventually.

The issue of election, candidates and political parties is a trivial one really, because we are only debating the furniture within the house before it falls down. On an immediate level, that can be important, especially when it comes to raising your kids. In the long term however, your grandchildren and great-grandchildren, it's not so important. What is important is how we will rebuild when this great American experiment is finally over. Yes, we will rebuild, that is certain, but what will it look like?

For the last couple years I have educated my readers about the cultural distinctiveness of the American South (Dixie) and I have tried to make known that we Southerners (Dixians) are still a people and we still exist. Will the South rise again? Of that I am sure, but what I am not sure about is what incarnation it shall take. I have no illusions that the Dixie of the future will have significant resemblance to the Dixie of the past. It won't. It can't. The political foundations America was build on have failed, and that includes the political foundations of the American South (Dixie). What has kept our people alive and kicking is not our politics. It is our culture, and as I have said many times on this blog in the past, culture is based on "cult" or religion. The religion of the Old South was different than the religion of the New South, and so consequently, the culture is different as well. It is still nevertheless distinguishable from the Northern and Western cultures, but different from what it once was during the time of General Lee and President Davis (1860s).

The problem with religious pluralism (a form of relativism) is that it is the natural outgrowth of something else, and that is simply the multiplicity of religions. Europe was once united in religion, under the Holy Roman Empire, and among all European nations, Britain was the most Catholic. With the divisions of the Protestant Reformation however, came a multiplicity which was kept somewhat separate in Europe, but immigrants all over Europe brought their multiple creeds to America, and in order to live in peace (side by side) pluralism was developed and eventually enshrined into our laws. When the collapse of the United States finally happens, I believe it may take on a form of collapse not seen in over a thousand years. I'm talking not just about an economic crash, or a political crash, though these will certainly be part of it. I'm talking about the complete functional breakdown not only of society but of religion itself. Something so big, that people will be left questioning their very faith.

What could this event be? I don't know for sure. I know what would take down Evangelicalism. The fall of the State of Israel. If the secular State of Israel ever ceased to exist, Evangelicalism (literally tens of millions of American Christians) would be instantly thrown into spiritual chaos. Initially, there would be cries that the "rapture" is near and the second coming is nigh. However, when the much anticipated "rapture" fails to whisk them away, and the second coming is delayed, they will question their faith. Their entire religious belief system will crumble. Many famous pastors will be ruined virtually overnight -- their careers ended in shame. Denominations and affiliations will be forced to completely rewrite their eschatology, and this will ultimately drive more people away from their pews. I'm talking about a complete functional breakdown of religion in America, in addition to economics and politics, and that's a pretty scary place to be when you really think about it.

The Catholic Church, both in her Eastern and Western rites, must ready herself for this. For it is not our doctrine that will need to be rewritten. If anything it will be confirmed. What is necessary now is that Catholics put away their Democrat (progressive) or Republican (conservative) ideologies and start going by what the Church teaches. The day may possibly come, within our lifetimes, when our once proud Evangelical neighbours will ask us, what did your Church teach before the collapse? and we must be ready to tell them it taught the same thing it teaches now. For in the not-too-distant world to come, that will be a novelty.

That all of North America will eventually be converted to Catholicism I do not doubt. I also believe it is not necessary that this happen before new governments are erected on this continent to replace the old, but I believe they will not stand unless Jesus Christ is recognised as their cornerstone. The new governments of America's future will have some resemblance to Europe's past. For that will be the way of the future. As for my beloved homeland of the South (Dixie). I have no doubt some government of this type will become our standard. I do however, believe that the South is in for another cultural upheaval, which will change its character once more as the religion of millions of Southerners (Dixians) will soon suffer a catastrophic event. In the future, people will no longer have tolerance of pluralism, but what remains to be seen is what form of religion Southerners shall adopt en mass. I have my feelings about this, as I'm the type who believes most things run full circle eventually. Southerners (Dixians) are descended mostly from English, Irish and Scotch. All of these were at one time staunchly Catholic peoples. I firmly believe they will be again.

What of the other regions of America? I suspect each will endure their own kind of upheaval after the fall. The American Southwest is fairly predictable. It was Spanish territory once before, and it likely shall be once again. As for the rest of the nation, well, lets just say I think they will soon find a lot more in common with Canada. These are just my speculations of course, and who knows what the future really holds? but I think its long since past due that we start thinking outside of the box on this. The signs of our eminent collapse are all around us. Even if a future president manages to pull a "rabbit out of the hat" and produce an economic turnaround, that does not change the social-religious implosion that has silently been going on for the last several decades. Our time is running short.


docfrey said...

Mr Knight, I dont know if you have been watching any of the DNC, but let me tell you quite frankly: I have NEVER witnessed such an openly SATANIC gathering of the most degnerate, profane and deviant excuses for human beings. HOW DARE THEY invoke God while at the same time, spewing forth hatred of His divine laws, the holy sacrament of marriage, the sanctity of all life and a hatred of religion. Mulitplicity of relgion? esteemed Sir Knight, that is MILD compared to the secular, marxist, socialist anti God program this party now espouses. Believe it or not, it appears (due to several factors) that this (i choke at the thought of his name) creature will be re-elected, long enough to, as you said, preside over the demise of american freedom, and all that was once good and decent in the American people.The stench of Satan surely is preaent in Charlotte. (yes, in Dixie) The south will not escape its share of the chastisement. Pete Frey

Pair O' Dimes said...

Careful there, docfrey. Satan wants us to be divided against each other--then we forget to put our anger where it belongs, against him, instead getting angry at each other. President Obama and the Democrats, whatever wrong, horrible decisions they have made, and however wrong they are for leadership of this country right now, are still our brothers and can still repent of their sins, and we should be praying every day that they will. You never know, some of them might.

Alan Aversa said...

Card. Dolan's presence at either party's convention is scandalous because:

 1. The Church's mission is to save souls, not play politics.
 2. His presence there portrays Holy Church as one of many supposedly
    equally valid religions, putting the Catholic Church on par, in the
    minds of the average American, with
     1. the heretical protestant National Hispanic Christian Leadership
        Conference (whose "Rev." Samuel Rodriguez gave the RNC
        benediction on Monday, August 27)
     2. and with the schismatic Greek Orthodox sect (whose "Archbishop"
        Demetrios gave the benediction on Wednesday, August 29).
 3. The speech contained nothing specifically Catholic.

The biggest reason this is scandalous is because it affirms a very
pernicious modern heresy: */religious indifferentism/*, condemned
countless times by, e.g., Popes Gregory XVI (in /Mirari Vos/ §13
) and Bl.
Pius IX (in /Quanta Cura/
 §3 and his /Syllabus of
Errors/  §15,77-79).
Pope Greogery XVI defines religious indifferentism in /Mirari Vos/ §13

    13. Now We consider another abundant source of the evils with which
    the Church is afflicted at present: *indifferentism*. This perverse
    opinion is spread on all sides by the fraud of the wicked who claim
    that /it is possible to obtain the eternal salvation of the soul by
    the profession of any kind of religion, _as long as morality is
    maintained_/. Surely, in so clear a matter, you will drive this
    deadly error far from the people committed to your care. With the
    admonition of the apostle that "there is one God, one faith, one
    baptism"[Eph. 4:5] may those fear who contrive the notion that the
    safe harbor of salvation is open to persons of any religion
    whatever. They should consider the testimony of Christ Himself that
    "those who are not with Christ are against Him,"[Lk. 11:23] and that
    they disperse unhappily who do not gather with Him. Therefore
    "without a doubt, they will perish forever, unless they hold the
    Catholic faith whole and inviolate."[/Symbol/ St. Athanasius] Let
    them hear Jerome who, while the Church was torn into three parts by
    schism, tells us that whenever someone tried to persuade him to join
    his group he always exclaimed: "He who is for the See of Peter is
    for me."[St. Jerome, epistle 57. 20] A schismatic flatters himself
    falsely if he asserts that he, too, has been washed in the waters of
    regeneration. Indeed Augustine would reply to such a man: "The
    branch has the same form when it has been cut off from the vine; but
    of what profit for it is the form, if it does not live from the
    root?"[St. Augustine, in psalm. /contra/ part. Donat.]

To emphasize the gravity of religious indifferentism, Bl. Pope Pius IX
quotes his predecessor's /Mirari Vos/
 in /Quanta
Cura/  §3:

    Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, [calls it] an "insanity"
    [/deliramentum/], viz., that "liberty of conscience and worship is
    each man's personal right, which ought to be legally proclaimed and
    asserted in every rightly constituted society; and that a right
    resides in the citizens to an absolute liberty, which should be
    restrained by no authority whether ecclesiastical or civil, whereby
    they may be able openly and publicly to manifest and declare any of
    their ideas whatever, either by word of mouth, by the press, or in
    any other way."

God bless.

docfrey said...

Pair, I did not say thatI was judging the individual soul of any of the speakers, nor do i rule out the possilbity that grace somehow may touch them. But what we have at Charloote is a veritable PROCESSION of speakers completely alienated from ANY form of morality, let alone Catholicism (which they hate with a Luciferian passion) IT is the PARTY that is the problem, its philosphy and its agenda of destruction and debauchery. Pete Frey

Marian Chevalier said...

I will be voting for Jesus and Mary in this election. I invite you to join me! Declare your allegiance to the true ruler of men in this, the last presidential election in the history of the "republic"!

Can you not feel it in your bones, that the Chastisement is just around the corner? America, and the world, as we know it will not last for another four years. As you said, most esteemed Sir Knight, the House of America will fall. Whether Mitt Romeny or Barack Obama is the leader of that house when it does is of little consequence.

Alan Aversa said...

@Marian Chevalier: You don't consider >50 million in utero dismemberments since the '70s a chastisement? The chastisement is already here.

Marian Chevalier said...

@ Alan Aversa: You're mistaking the cause for the effect. The heinous >50 million child sacrifices on the unholy altars of feminism and sexual promiscuity are not the Chastisement. They are certainly the main cause for the swiflty-approaching destruction of Western civilization. God's Chastisement will destroy the civilization that allows these affronts to God, and countless others, just as the child sacrifices to Bhaal in Israel caused God to allow the destruction of Davidic civilization by Babylon. Western civilization is a crumbling house. God's breath will cause it to topple, and to re-institute the CHRISTIAN, CATHOLIC civilization of medieval Europe.

Matthias said...

Mate, the Europeans brought their denominations-protestant,orthodox or Catholic to America. WE in Australia were settled by England and Anglicanism,Catholicism and Methodism and Presbyterianism were the main denominations. So no non Christian sects .However we live in post Christian societies-mine is worse because it is now built upon hedonism,secularism and personal peace and affluence. We will be judged before you i reckon. If you want to see what i mean jusy google jim Wallace and Australina Christian Lobby.

Thomas said...

In Michael Barber’s book Coming Soon: Unlocking the Book of Revelation; the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD is clearly shown as what was prophesied and fulfilled. But what was being preconfigured was left up for grabs until I read “If the secular State of Israel ever ceased to exist”, in this blog.

Paul said...

Marion, Vote for Jesus and Mary -what a great idea!
So i'll write in the Great Monarch so as to put the secularists on notice.

Confederate Papist said...

TCK - I don't doubt there will be fractions of governments in the area now known as the uSA. As for the Southern States, there will be a resurgence and I daresay your theory is very strong.

I predict, and fear, that there will be a lot of blood spilled when this happens because the Federal Tyrant (whoever that will be at that time) is a jealous god and will not stand for subsistence and independence. We will be the Tyrant's first target because we are universally hated and have been so for over 150 years.

Deo Vindice!
Jefferson Davis *never* signed a peace treaty!