It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Monday, October 15, 2012

UK Puts US to Shame

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: David Cameron has demonstrated true leadership and civility in his willingness to put the future of the United Kingdom at stake, and let the people of Scotland decide their own fate. What a magnificent demonstration of leadership and civility!!! Can you imagine what our own American history would have been like if Abraham Lincoln displayed a similar moral courage? Just imagine if Abraham Lincoln had sat down with Jefferson Davis, in private talks, and come up with an agreement and a date, in which the people of the Southern States (Dixie) could vote and DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES their destiny. Just imagine that!!! No Civil War. No invasion of the South. No Sherman's march to the sea. No assassination of Lincoln and no "reconstruction" of the South that led to a century of poverty. Can you comprehend it!?! The British are really putting America to shame here. We look like barbarians compared to them now.

I personally don't agree with the Scottish reasons for separation from the UK, but it doesn't matter what I think about that, because I'm not Scottish. It's not my country so it's none of my business. However, I truly believe self-determination is the right of any people, and what the UK is doing here is setting an example for the world. This is how you handle secession movements. This is how it's done. If the majority of people don't want to be part of your union/kingdom/confederation any more, then let them go!!! Give them a fair opportunity to leave and see if they take it. If they do, there is nothing you could have done to win them over anyway. Any attempt to keep them involuntarily will only result in further resentment. Such is the case with the United States of America. To this very day, a deep resentment exists between the people of the South (Dixie) and the federal government -- 150 years later!!!

The people of Dixie have a heritage link to the people of Scotland. Many Southerners (Dixians) are directly descended from Scotch-Irish (Ulster Scott) lineage. This is the reason why many flags of the American South (including the Dixie flag) resemble the Scottish flag. Many Southerners (Dixians) will be watching the UK over the next two years, and regardless of the results of the independence referendum, many Southerners will have a nagging question ringing in their ears. "Why, oh why, were our ancestors not afforded the same right to decide for themselves?"

My own family comes from a hundred years of poverty, which directly resulted from the carnage of the Civil War and the pillaging "Reconstruction" that followed. Had Abraham Lincoln demonstrated the same moral courage as David Cameron, that would have never happened. Do you have any idea how many of my ancestors died in poverty needlessly because of Lincoln's ego? Some of my uncles were stillborn babies because of the poverty my grandparents suffered through. All of it the enduring legacy of Lincoln's savage war on his own people and the pillaging that followed.

To my UK readers, and anyone in the Commonwealth, be proud of David Cameron's actions here, regardless of what you think of him on other issues. He is a hero on this one. He is a shining example of the civility and decency the UK and Commonwealth have become. Y'all are an example of Christian civilisation that puts my own government (Washington DC) to shame.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Are you a Catholic or a Katholyc?

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: There is little left to do now but heed Our Lady of Fatima's warning and pray the rosary every day for the defeat of Modernism.

After Amerika

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: I disagree with Michael Voris on one point. He said "IF" Obama is re-elected the transformation from America to AmeriKa will be complete. I say it doesn't matter if he is re-elected or not. If he is, the transformation will be quicker, but even if Romney is elected, the transformation is still under way, though perhaps at a slightly slower pace. It has become painfully obvious now that America is already Amerika, the transformation will complete either sooner or later, and there is nothing we can do to stop it. With that transformation will be the completion of Amerika's demise, as we lose our superpower status and global influence. Considering the nature of Amerika, and what Amerika represents, the only thing a good Catholic can say is "good riddance."

So what comes after Amerika? That remains to be seen, but I suspect it is safe to say that the entire world will be transformed rather quickly. The United States is the economic capital of the world. It has become the grease that has kept the wheels of progress turning for nearly a century. Without the United States, the world will immediately devolve into a power struggle to determine who will take our place. Will it be Russia? Will it be China? Will it be something new coming out of Europe? We can only hope that whatever it is, there is some connection to ancient Christian virtues, or else we will all see this cycle repeat itself in rather short order.

What of the American people? What will happen to them? Well, that should be obvious, should it not? America began as an agrarian economy, and to an agrarian economy we shall return. Our largest export, outside of oil, is food. America has fed the world. Amerika continues to feed the world, and Americans will feed the world in the future, even if they're not called "Americans" anymore. Could the United States break up into multiple smaller nation-states and confederations? A lot of signs seem to point in that direction. Yes, possibly, that could really happen.

What of the governments of the future? What will they look like? Today, just one Western nation leads the world in that department, and for this, it receives the scorn of the Western powers that be. That nation is Hungary. It has put laws into place that protect its Christian heritage, and enforce basic Christian morality. Hungary may receive the scorn of the West today, but in the future, it will lead the West (by example) into economic/social/moral recovery. Someday Americans will find themselves under a government (or governments) like this one, and the North American continent will be a better place because of it.

After the Constitutional Convention in 1787 an old woman approached Benjamin Franklin and ask what the convention had given us. Franklin responded "We've given you a Republic madam, if you can keep it." That last phrase, "if you can keep it," has proved to be a prophetic question, because history will record that we could not.

Monday, October 1, 2012

OWS and TEA - Two Dogs Barking Up The Same Tree

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: The funny thing about American politics is that people on both sides of the political spectrum often don't realise they are like two dogs barking up two opposite sides of the exact same tree.

You cannot have big government without big business, and the same is true vice versa.  The two exist in a symbiotic relationship.  Trying to get rid of one will only strengthen the other, which will in the end result in the exact same duality.  They must BOTH be dismantled at the same time, or else all our efforts will be in vain.

This is why I am a Distributist.