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Thursday, November 8, 2012

America Is Dead

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Post election greetings from America! Yes, it's true. America is dead, but last Tuesday, it was NOT Barack H. Obama who killed it. No. The election, and now re-election, of Obama was just a sign that America died a long time ago. Obama didn't kill it. He's just a vulture picking away at the corpse. There is no reason to be angry with a scavenger. Everything Michael Voris said in the video above is true -- everything! Yes, Obama is an evil man, supported by an evil nation, and protected by an evil force. As I said however, this is to be expected. The nation succumbed to evil decades ago. I believe America finally died shortly after 9-11-2001. We had been slipping away on "life-support" for quite a long time (three decades to be exact), but it was our response to 9-11 that sealed the deal. Not only did we step up our global imperialism, at a time when we could no longer afford it, but we turned our nation into a police state as well, simultaneously encouraging massive consumerism (materialism) to counter the recession caused by 9-11. We did virtually NOTHING to stop abortion. Then the push came from within to legalise sodomite "marriage" and in time, it was only a matter of time, our people began to accept it.

What would have been the proper response to 9-11? Well, while it was perfectly righteous and just to go after the perpetrators who brought this evil upon us, even to the point of bombing the Taliban and supporting their Afghani resistance, our military exercise should have stopped there. Naturally, getting at Osama Bin Laden and his al-Qaeda terrorist network was essential as well, but after this bombing of Afghanistan, this could have been limited to special operations. The war in Iraq was completely unnecessary, and according to the pope, unjust as well. Our intervention into sponsoring the "Arab Spring" was also unjust and unnecessary. After 9-11 we should have scaled back our military around the world, abandoning the global empire dreams of George H. Bush (senior) and the post Cold War era. We should have done some serious national soul searching, looking at the epic holocaust that is abortion, and enacting programs to reduce its number, while simultaneously giving states the right to ban it. Nationally, we should have looked at 9-11 as a harbinger of judgement against us, for our national sins, both domestically and internationally. Then we should have taken action both in our churches and politically to correct the wrongs of the previous thirty years. Alas, we did none of that. So seven years later, to the month, the Lord visited our nation again in judgement, and brought upon us the greatest economic disaster to hit out nation since the Civil War, for which we have still not recovered, and which also has still yet to play out fully on the global scene. In 2008, the Lord God, the Lord himself, gave us our new leader -- Barack H. Obama -- a crypto-Muslim to finish the job al-Qaeda started. This man is THE LORD GOD'S SERVANT which he has placed over us in judgement, and must be accepted as our due punishment for the sins we have committed as a people and a nation. We may resist his policies, but we must not resist him as our president. For this is God's will. Any attempt to unseat him now will be frowned upon by the Lord himself.

God has judged America, and found her wanting, allowed her to kill herself shortly after 9-11, and as now placed vultures over her to pick her corpse until it is clean. Obama didn't kill America. America was dead already. Obama is just cleaning up the dirty rotting corpse by picking away at it peck by peck until there is nothing left but dry bones. Do not be angry with the Lord's clean-up crew. We Americans killed America with our decadence and pride. As a nation we have been filled with greed, lust, hate and idolatry. We have loved the gifts on the Master's table more than the Master himself. We have nobody to blame but ourselves. Perhaps you, as an individual citizen, are not to blame, but we, as a nation of people, are.

As for the U.S. Catholic Church; the party is over. We now have an archlaymen, in the form of Vice President Joe Biden, who carries more weight with the majority of U.S. Catholics (60%) than Archbishop Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB. Yes, that's right, I said it. In the eyes of the majority of Americans who self-identify as "Catholics," the words of Joe Biden carry more weight than Timothy Dolan, and all the U.S. Catholic bishops combined, or even the Vatican and the pope himself! If this isn't a sign of a major internal problem within the U.S. Catholic Church than I don't know what is.

The response of the U.S. Catholic bishops to this election development will be telling and prophetic. Not only was Barack Obama re-elected, but so were a majority of pro-abortion congressmen and governors. In addition, some states legalised sodomite marriage (by popular vote!), and now the U.S. federal courts and Supreme Court will enshrine abortion-on-demand in America forever!!!! In addition to that, Obama's HHS Mandate will now be in full force, and this will be used against the remaining faithful U.S. Catholics, their priests and their bishops. Furthermore, there is now a well-funded campaign under way, among left-wing activists, to rob the U.S. Catholic Church of her tax-exempt status, which will surly result in the state seizure of Church property to pay fines in the not-too-distant future. Yes my readers, state-sponsored persecution of Catholics in America has just begun, and it's only going to get more intense in the months and years ahead.

So what will the U.S. Catholic bishops do in response to this? Will they shriek in cowardice, as they have done so many times before, to protect their precious tax-exempt status and try to please the very people who are now threatening to persecute them? Or will they stand in faith and courage, against the onslaught of predator wolves WITHIN THE CHURCH who have been preaching "another gospel" with impunity for decades? Will they act as BISHOPS and SHEPHERDS to clean up the mess that has become of their own sheep pen? Or will they turn a blind eye to the wolves within only to discover that the predators are now running the place? Now is the time of testing. Now is their time of trial. May they stand up to the challenge as Christ and his apostles would intend, because regardless if they are ready, the state will not distinguish between those who are and those who are not. My bishops, our government is coming after you, and I do hope you will stand as MEN, fighting for the gospel, and defending your sheep from the wolves, when it does. I do hope you will not cower to the spirit of this world and try to appease your enemies, both within and outside the Church, right before they fine you, take your parish properties, and throw you in prison. That day is coming and you know it.

As for the rest of us laymen who still remain faithful to Christ and his Church, we should be at peace. There is no need for anxiety. We have fought a good fight leading up to this election, and we have done what God had called us to do. He keeps track of these things, but it was not his will for us to prevail this time. An absolute clarity should overcome us at this moment and henceforth. We should now know God's plan and our place in it. God does not intend to save America. That should be crystal clear by the FACT that Barack Obama will now put judges into office that will galvanise America's staunch pro-abortion and pro-homosexual agenda, not only for America but for the whole world. God has allowed America to become a land of evil, that promotes evil worldwide, and as this election has painfully demonstrated, we the faithful are powerless to stop it. This is God's will for our nation, and for this reason, all sentimental attachment to our nation should henceforth be cut free and placed into the loving arms of Christ, his Catholic Church, and his blessed Mother Mary. We are citizens of Heaven now, agents of the Vatican, and soldiers of the pope. We are Americans by birth and circumstance only. Our love of country MUST come secondary to our love of Christ, Church and Sacrament. We are CATHOLICS FIRST and Americans only second. This will ready us for the days ahead.


Alan Aversa said...

I'm glad. Bring on the purification!

theomegacrusade said...

Nothing lasts forever except the Kingdom of GOD. Still, one last hope remains for America...

sspx said...

there were a number of earth quakes this week and then the storms that hit the east coast any one who can spred the three days of darkness prophecy should use face book or twitter to do so.
if it does not happen this year we should be safe in saying it cant be far off the proximate sighns are obvious

Blogger said...

Sir Knight,

Thank you for this post. It very much reflects my thoughts on the matter. However, if I may, I think there is a greater dimension to Election 2012.

If we focus on the conventional narrative of big government liberalism vs. small government responsibility or even the narrative of "traditional America" vs. "Leftist America," we could easily lose hope from this election and consider America as dead. However, given our knowledge of Catholic prophecy, we know that there is a greater narrative going on here. It is a narrative that involves the spread and consolidation of Islam in the Middle East, the economic collapse and eventual Moslem conquest of Europe, the rise of the Great Monarch, the Minor Chastisement, and eventual restoration of Christendom. If we remain focused on this greater narrative, we can see how the re-election of Barack Obama was not only due to America's sins, but was a necessary condition in the fulfillment of these prophecies.

Many of those who have examined these prophecies have noticed the apparent absence of the United States. This absence can only be explained through a United States that is in economic and military collapse - both areas in which our president has an intentional or unintentional expertise. Whatever the failings of Mitt Romney on social issues, it is clear that he would have strengthened the military and would have involved the U.S. in any new conflict in the Middle East or Europe (8 years of George W. Bush tells us that much). With this president, we can be rest assured that this will not happen. Once again, God is clearing the way for the fulfillment of his prophecies.

Regarding the concept of America being dead, I think we need to remember that America is being sidelined and the idea that the United States is the only nation through which God's will is manifested in the world is being refuted (this is symbolized most eloquently by the defeat of the Mormon, Mitt Romney, whose LDS Faith teaches that the United States is the "Land of Promise" and that the U.S. Constitution is inspired).

Don't expect the governmental structures of the United States to collapse or even the United States to be fractured. After the Chastisement, or even at key moments during it, don't be surprised if we have Catholic presidents, who despite any personal failings in Faith or policy, are sincere, and who will be able to work with the Great Monarch. Consider three sincere Catholics in the Republican Party - Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, and Marco Rubio. Without predicting any of these men's futures (who can do such a thing?), I think it not without coincidence that the Republican Party has several rising Catholic politicians, whom I believe are being raised up and preserved for the future of our country and world.

Bob Beckman said...

For most of my life, I've been a spectator rather than an actor. I too believe our nation - "one nation under God" - is "all over but the crying". My question for you all is now, what can I do? I don't feel that it's time to just kneel down and wait for the guillotine. Reading this blog, studying the writings of other conservative (I don't know what that word means anymore) writers. Please folks, where do we go from here?

Alan Aversa said...

@: I know at least Santorum frequently associates with Freemasons/Shriners (his campaign speeches in Arizona, e.g., were held at a couple different Masonic Temples), which certainly adds doubt to the sincerity of his Catholicity.

BehindandBeforeme said...

After death comes resurrection.

Val Proto said...

It's not Biden who is the problem. Remember, Ryan is also a Catholic. Rather it is what Biden STANDS for. American Catholics have chosen "social justice" instead of justice and perversion in the name of tolerance and "kindness." In short, what we have was once well expressed by British poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) when he wrote:

"Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,
As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen to oft, familiar with her face,
we first endure, then pity, THEN EMBRACE."

America has embraced evil and so DeToqueville's prophecy has come to pass: "America is great because America is good. When America is no longer good, it will no longer be great."

Marian Chevalier said...

Sir Knight,

Thank you for your work; this posting provides many important insights for American Catholics who may be terrified and disillusioned by Obama's re-election. It will certainly be a bitter pill for many to swallow to do as you suggest; essentially replace all love of America with loyalty to the Catholic Church, especially for those who grew up in America before its degradation. But I believe that it must be done, especially in the coming days of persecution for the Church.

But this is a time for hope of American Catholics! The advent of the Great Monarch is on the horizon, and in the meantime, we are privileged to live in a time of persecution! The means of our temporal and spiritual salvation are before us, and the time has come to prepare for it.

@ Blogger:

Your synopsis of Catholic prophecy in this matter is thorough overall, but I believe that it's mistaken in two areas. First, there may well be a Moslem invasion of Europe (one could reasonably say that it's already underway, with 8% of France's population being Muslim), but they will not conquer Europe. The Russian and German armies will be doing the lion's share of conquest and despoilment of the continent, including Rome. Remember that the French will bleed themselves dry in a civil war, and then ask the Saintly Pope to appoint a king for them in order to deal with the invading Russian, German and possibly Arab armies. That will be the sign for the rise of the Great Monarch.

Secondly, the democratic republican form of government of the United States MUST cease to exist. The Great Monarch is prophesied to uproot ALL republics, and the prophesied governmental state of the world at the time of the Age of Peace will be: one Emperor (the Great Monarch), twelve kings, a few princes, and the Papacy. The current government of the United States will cease to exist either as a direct result of the Chastisement, or (more likely) it will collapse and the subsequent worldwide political and economic chaos of its fall will be the spark of the Chastisement itself.

Karen said...

I think this blog is fascinating! I have just recently come upon all of the end times foreshadowing from this website and a few others.

I was so attached to America that I went through 3 days of utter agony when I realized she was dead. I dearly love my country. But then a peace descended when I realized I could let her go because of the bigger narrative as *@Blogger* stated.

Our eyes are now clearer. We can look back and see what we knew was coming all along. As Cardinal Francis George said:
"I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square." This administration will cause much suffering but it will strengthen the faithful for greater struggles to come. My feelings of peace and hope can only be grace.

We must stay faithful to the Liturgy and practice our faith with fervor and we will be rewarded.

docfrey said...

This is surely your "magnum opus" Sir Knight. I would caution only that we can not excempt the hierarchy of the church for its less than stellar performace over the past few years. I was utterly nauseated at the picture of "Cardinal" Dolan yukking it up with the aboritonist in chief. The fact that a majority of "catholics" voted for him is the direct consequence of a dumbed down catechesis and a barely valid rite of Mass, foisted on the catholics of this country. God will not be mocked. Pete Frey

Basilian said...

This post is a real problem. None of the people here even speak about the monetary system with any knowledge at all. They just do not care -- Guess what? You are the reason America is dead. Romney is your guy? Really? He was reported on Bloomberg for using the 501c3 Status of the Mormon Church that he "borrowed" for 10 years so that he paid "0" income tax--ZERO. So he was your savior? The problem with all these talking heads is that they are all capable of having a gradation of the truth--there is no such thing. Bring back Fr. Coughlin a soldier of god who filled the Church with one simple message--TRUTH. The church is afraid to speak out against the political system for FEAR of losing their tax exempt status---what a contradiction because they gladly take the money from the flock that has to pay taxes. The Catholic church is dying and the one thing that would save them they do not do for fear of losing their tax exempt status---so they will decline into irrelevancy and die and perhaps be hated and resented for being inactive. If the Church would speak the TRUTH as before they would fill the Church and have more money to pay any tax ever but also be powerful for the flock ---a fare exchange for taking the flocks money, No?

songsandhymns said...

Mr. Voris has said that "the Modernism that has gone on in the Church for the last 50 years has failed miserably." I would have to disagree. I think modernism has succeeded! Modernists are accomplishing exactly what they set out to do. These agents of Satan, from the top down, have usurped Church authority, and established a phony Catholic Church. All of the problems within this new modernist "novus ordo" church are caused, not by spiritual sloth or a faulty application of Vatican II ideology, but by faithfully following the new modernist doctrines, catechism, and even sacraments which are not, in reality, Catholic at all. Mr. Voris, and so many other well-meaning modern catholics need to realize that they aren't in the Church established by Jesus Christ, but one that has apostacized from the True Faith. That is why there are so many problems, so much confusion, and so many wolves in sheep's clothing. (Can you imagine St. Paul ever kissing the Q'uran as John Paul II did? Would St. Peter ever tell anyone they did not need to be baptised or to believe in Jesus Christ as Benedict XVI does?) The Catholic Church has four marks by which it can be identified. It is One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic. There are pockets of Faithful Catholics dispersed throughout the country who believe all the Truths handed down from the Apostles, who have holy priests to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as it has always been offered, and who teach their children the traditional pre-1960's catechism, who don't practice evil birth control, don't divorce their spouses, and don't tolerate the blasphemies which are present in the Modernist novus ordo religion. It is true that Americans worship themselves. Their god is their belly. Whoever wants to save his soul must shake himself out of the Modernist "Catholic" hypnotic state they are in and ask Our Lord to help him find the Catholic Church that He has established. His Church is not broken - it doesn't need to be fixed - it is still holy, but it is a lot smaller than it was 50 years ago.

Supertradmum said...

As an American I grieved for the entire day. The Catholics who voted for this man are highly responsible for the debacle. Some of us had hope, but the secularization of the country is now complete.

As a university teacher, I saw the change over the years in academia. The pursuit of truth was displaced by selfish agendas and just plain stupidity. I have written much on Gramsci and the Gramscites and other communists who wanted cultural death of Western Civilization have won.

However, I am tired of Catholics who think somehow a new Christendom will come out of the It is the Fall of Rome and the Age of the Barbarians will follow. Just take your pick as to which set of barbarians will be in the ascendency.

Cindy Willmot said...

Sir Knight,
Well said. Our Lord has sent us the leader He, in His Wisdom and Mercy, wishes us to have. Catholics don't believe that because they no longer believe that Christ is the King! We are being chastised just as Our Lady has been trying to tell us for over 100 years. In 5 years, we will witness the 100th anniversary of Our Lady's visit to us in Fatima. For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, prepare! Our time is coming. Keep you family close, pray the Rosary, make sacrifices. Pray that Our Lord counts you among the Remnant!

Alan Aversa said...

America has been dead since its birth.

"On Thursday, September 24, 1789," almost exactly a month after the anti-Catholic National Assembly of France adopted the Declaration of the Rights of Man, "the first [U.S.] House of Representatives voted to recommend the First Amendment of the newly drafted Constitution to the states for ratification." Then, on Oct. 3, Freemasonic grandmaster George Washington makes a speech instituting Thanksgiving, which he intended to be a thanking of God for "religious liberty" and the promotion of the "practice of true religion"! Which religion was he talking about‽

Even back then the One World Government agenda with its religious syncretism and religious indifferentism was alive and well!

Card. Mercier said in the early 20th century (see the full quote below) that—just as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, thus the State is greater than the sum total of its citizens—the apostasy of the State is far worse than the individual apostasies of its citizens. He calls it blasphemy to confound the True Religion (the Catholic Religion) with religions "of human invention", e.g., Islam.

Alan Aversa said...

To protect the common good, the State is obliged to uphold natural law; the 1st Commandment, like the other 9 Commandments, is an expression of natural law; ∴, the State must uphold the 1st Commandment. Pope Pius XI writes in Quas Primas ( ): "as long as individuals and states refuse to submit to the rule of our Savior, there would be no really hopeful prospect of a lasting peace among nations."

Card. Mercier wrote in his 1918 pastoral letter ( ) that «le principal crime que le monde expie en ce moment, c’est L’APOSTASIE OFFICIELLE DES ÉTATS… Je n’hésite pas à proclamer, ajoutait Son Éminence, que cette indifférence religieuse, qui met sur le même pied la religion divine et la religion d’invention humaine, pour les envelopper toutes dans le même scepticisme, est le blasphème, qui, plus encore que les fautes des individus et des familles, appelle sur la société les châtiments de Dieu.»
[Google translation: «the principal crime that the world expiates now is THE OFFICIAL APOSTASY OF STATES ... I did not hesitate to proclaim, His Eminence added, that this religious indifference, which puts on the same footing divine religion and religion of human invention, to wrap them all in the same skepticism, is blasphemy, which, even more than the sins of individuals and families, calls on society the chastisements of God.»]

The U.S. Constitution's 1st Amendment, inspired by the anti-Catholic French Revolution's Declaration of the Rights of Man*, encapsulates religious indifferentism in implicitly saying that people have a fundamental human right to practice, even publicly, any religion, even false ones. *[§10: "Nul ne doit être inquiété pour ses opinions, même religieuses, pourvu que leur manifestation ne trouble pas l'ordre public établi par la Loi."
Google translation: "No one shall be disquieted on account of his opinions, even religious, provided their manifestation does not disturb the public order established by law."]

Against this, Bl. Pope Pius IX wrote in Quanta Cura ( ):

Alan Aversa said...

«3. […] For you well know, venerable brethren, that at this time men are found not a few who, applying to civil society the impious and absurd principle of "naturalism," as they call it, dare to teach that "the best constitution of public society and (also) civil progress altogether require that human society be conducted and governed without regard being had to religion any more than if it did not exist; or, at least, without any distinction being made between the true religion and false ones." And, against the doctrine of Scripture, of the Church, and of the Holy Fathers, they do not hesitate to assert that "that is the best condition of civil society, in which no duty is recognized, as attached to the civil power, of restraining by enacted penalties, offenders against the Catholic religion, except so far as public peace may require." From which totally false idea of social government they do not fear to foster that erroneous opinion, most fatal in its effects on the Catholic Church and the salvation of souls, called [in Mirari Vos] by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an "insanity," 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." But, while they rashly affirm this, they do not think and consider that they are preaching "liberty of perdition;" and that "if human arguments are always allowed free room for discussion, there will never be wanting men who will dare to resist truth, and to trust in the flowing speech of human wisdom; whereas we know, from the very teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ, how carefully Christian faith and wisdom should avoid this most injurious babbling."»

Isaac d'Harville said...

"In 1860, the Lord God, the Lord himself, gave us a new leader -- Abraham Lincoln -- a crypto-Mason to finish the job the Founders started. This man is THE LORD GOD'S SERVANT which He placed over us in judgement, and must be accepted as our due punishment for the sins committed as a people and a nation. We may resist his policies, but we must not resist him as our president. For this is God's will. Any attempt to unseat him now will be frowned upon by the Lord himself." - Deo vindice?

Darrick Wagner said...

I may not be a Catholic much like this Catholic Knight (I come from a Protestant family), but when you saw your innocent mother victimized by the Anglo-American justice system where lawyers are slaves to judges and judges are the "Praetorial Guards" to the billionaires, multi-millionaires and big corporations who are the power elite of the US, you have no choice but to not consider your fellow American a brother or sister to you as the majority of Americans do. I am the son of that mother by the way. I always wondered if my Protestant faith can be more easily manipulated by money hungry corporations than the Catholic faith. Only the Catholic Knight knows this answer.