Recently former President Obama criticized Americans leading up to the Fourth of July holiday, where he chided Americans not to have ‘too much patriotism:’
The former US president said some countries had adopted “an aggressive kind of nationalism” and “increased resentment of minority groups”, in a speech in Indonesia on Saturday that could be seen as a commentary on the US as well as Indonesia.
“It’s been clear for a while that the world is at a crossroads. At an inflection point,” Obama said, telling a Jakarta crowd stories of how much the capital had improved since he lived there as a child.
But he said that increased prosperity had been accompanied by new global problems, adding that as the world confronts issues ranging from inequality to terrorism, some countries – both developed and less developed – had adopted a more aggressive and isolationist stance. (source)
Obama was a terrible president and a horrible example for the nation. Since it is the fourth of July, the holiday which celebrates American independence from the British Empire, today is a good time to reflect a bit on history and the future.
America is like any nation filled with good and bad notes in her history. Some of these are objective, and others are subject to debate. What is not for debate is that America today is a shadow of what she once was in even the not distant past. Many older people remember “a time that once was,” when America represented ideal which others aspired and which were found uniquely in America. Americans were proud to be Americans, and other people wanted to be Americans. While this pattern remains at least partially true, America’s reputation at home and abroad has greatly declined. Once looked up to with admiration, many now look at with disgust and hatred owing to the many problems in the USA and abroad that are effects of policies meant to enrich American financial and industrial interests at the expense and lives of others.
Exactly who is to blame is something the public cannot agree on. This is attested to by nothing less than while greater that 90% of Americans disapprove of Congress, the support of individual representatives in either the House or the Senate rank highly. It is the same idea and functions similar to the “divide” between the “Democrats” and the “Republicans,” where the decision of political parties are disconnected in the minds of the people from their neighbors, relatives, and friends who constitute the actual men in these organizations who advocate for decisions that others disapprove of. Americans tend to blame abstract concepts, obscurely defined institutions, or people they do not “feel” a personal connection to for their problems, but will conversely defend the same concepts, institutions, and people should they “feel” a personal connection. This is also the same reason why when a group wants to “market” a concept to Americans, they place an emphasis on personal feelings, “connection,” and “humanization” even if the idea being presented is (and it often is) anti-human and evil, because it functions as a Hegelian dialectic where upon meeting a person or persons who actually support and evil and enjoying a conversation with them, these same Americans will alter their beliefs so suit their opinions about the person.
Ask any American if he had the chance to meet Hitler, and many would say “I would kill Hitler because he was evil.” While these same people say this about Hitler- a person who they know nothing about except from movies, a few footnotes in public school, and maybe a book or two they read about World War II some years ago- they will defend a eugenics supporter and sodomite such as Milo Yiannopoulos. There is no different between the two in terms of their basic ideas about people, but what separates them is the amount of and place held of power in society and more importantly, the popular perception they have among Americans. This is the reason why #HitlerWasRight is growing in popularity, because as the National Socialists recognize, all they need to do is to change the perception of these historical figures to revive them as socially acceptable and lauded icons.
“Freedom” to Americans, just like words such as “democracy,” “liberty,” and “free elections,” are propaganda words which mean nothing in themselves. They are a classic example of doublespeak, as their actual proper definitions are continually re-interpreted to mean what individuals in power want them to mean so to suit their own objectives. For example, can anybody call what America did to Iraq, Syria, and a half-dozen other nations in the Middle East anything related to “freedom,” “democracy,” or “liberty?” One does not even have to visit any of these nations to see that prior to US intervention, all of these nations had social problems and conflicts with their neighbors that while certainly serious were fundamentally no different that conflicts held by other nations throughout the world and human history with the only difference being they were particular to the time, place, and social conditions but not different in essence. These people had the ability to live, work, raise families, and do what people do in any society in a normal way and without a disproportionate fear of a horrible death by either terrorist action or flying missiles.
That changed after America ‘delivered a dose of freedom’ to these nations. The news on either the mainstream or alternative medias with some story about a horrible terrorist act committed by ISIS or a sister terrorist organization, or about somebody being accidentally or intentionally attacked by soldiers and killed in an equally gruesome way. Their societies have been destroyed and need to be completely rebuild down to basic infrastructure, social trust has been completely shattered, and in the case of the Christians, a genocide was committed against them as once the largest and one of the most ancient Christian communities in the Middle East was wiped out in less than a mere decade, which is something that not even 14 centuries of Islamic invasions from the Arabs, Persians, Mongolians, Mamelukes, and Turks could not accomplish.
If this is what America had done today to other nations, would she have acted any different in years past? Likewise, what is this “freedom” that America really teaches? Did America really free herself from the British, or did she exchange the form of bondage as a colony for another form of slavery, albeit less noticeable and more palpable to the general public? Was the “freedom” today in the USA really worth an entire revolution and the ensuing changes in the world?
France prior to the French Revolution was often called the “eldest daughter of the Church.” If this is so, then America might be called the “first son of Freemasonry.” Freemasonry has always been condemned by the Catholic Church beginning in 1734 because the principles of Freemasonry are anti-Christian, and wherever freemasonry goes so follows the revolutionary attitudes inherent to it. It was at the center of the great revolutions of all the 19th century leading up to and through the First World War, it gained it first major conquest on European soil with the French Revolution, and even today remains a scourge on the world as its hatred of Christ and love of the demonic that while kept silent among the lower ranks and only shows its ugly head in the higher echelons of leadership still penetrates into the highest places of government, finance, and even the Church herself.
The principles of Freemasonry that were reflected in the French Revolution- egalitariansm, liberty, and brotherhood- were preached viciously throughout France by their members and supporter such as Voltaire, Diderot, and Robespierre. They were behind the anti-Catholicism of the French Revolution, as they represent philosophies which are inherently incompatable with the Catholic Faith because like Hinduism’s acceptance of any religion other than Christianity, they invite the proliferation of perversity because it hates truth since it wants to re-make truth to fit its own liking, seeing men as pawns in a great game of power and subjects they will try to compel to worship them as they try to form themselves as dieties among men.
Freemasonry was rotten to the core, and yet in the US colonies freemasonry was widespread per the admission of the Freemasons themselves:
Within thirty years, the fraternity had spread throughout Europe and the American Colonies. Freemasonry became very popular in colonial America. George Washington was a Mason, Benjamin Franklin served as the head of the fraternity in Pennsylvania, as did Paul Revere and Joseph Warren in Massachusetts. Other well-known Masons involved with the founding of America included John Hancock, John Sullivan, Lafayette, Baron Fredrick von Stuben, Nathanael Greene, and John Paul Jones. Another Mason, Chief Justice John Marshall, shaped the Supreme Court into its present form.
Over the centuries, Freemasonry has developed into a worldwide fraternity emphasizing personal study, self-improvement, and social betterment via individual involvement and philanthropy. During the late 1700s it was one of the organizations most responsible for spreading the ideals of the Enlightenment: the dignity of man and the liberty of the individual, the right of all persons to worship as they choose, the formation of democratic governments, and the importance of public education. Masons supported the first public schools in both Europe and America. (source)
Freemasonry’s influence in America has existed long before the revolution, and its effects have continued long after. Catholic writer Paul Fisher has written about this, noting freemasonry’s role establishing itself and a “respectable” group in America through which is preaches its anti-clericalism, often times without people initially or even for a while knowing about the group’s teachings:
It also must be stated emphatically that there is no evidence available which suggests any member of the Court ever subscribed to Masonry’s revolutionary and subversive activities. That is not to say many of them have not shared the Craft’s strong opposition both to the Roman Catholic Church, and to encouraging or advancing traditional Judeo-Christian religious beliefs and values.
The facts available indicate that most men are lured into Masonry by the appeal of its deceptive facade which promises brotherhood, charitable and benevolent endeavors, and, not insignificantly, an opportunity for personal advancement in employment or in public life. However, once behind the lodge door, the nascent Mason learns quickly that charity begins at home, and that he is bound to the Fraternity by solemn oaths and threats of gruesome bodily harm and death if he should disclose Masonry’s secrets. (source)
As such, once and debate whether America’s independce was really independence, but another form of slavery under a different name, that instead of being ruled by a foreign power (Great Britain), America is now ruled by a cabal of men whose pledge to “liberty” and “freedom” is a facade meant to give the impression of having freedom without actually having it and liberty without possessing liberty. To that it also provides a cover for licentious behavior by redefining the meaning of right and wrong in the current cultural millieu so to justify evils at one point, condemn them at another, and justify them later just as a man turns a light switch on and off.
One can argue that on account of this system, America can trace much of her decline and the effect to the first fruits of this philosophy, which are not directly made manifest in the culture but assuming freemasonry and its philosophy is the source, they are the fountains out of which the filth flows from the source. These fountains are eugenics, license, and heresy.
Eugenics has always been an issue and is rearing its ugly head once again. It has a long history in the USA, going back to the English colonizes and starting with the enslavement of Irish and Scottish people, many of them Catholics but also many poor Protestant peoples from the hills of northern Ireland and Scotland, to work on the plantations in the colonies from Massachusetts to Virginia that later came to include the African peoples. The idea of a “superior race” in the USA started with this because the intellectual justification of slavery did not come from these people per se being sold as a “conquered” people, but rather because they were inherently inferior. These ideas were later codified in the UK under Charles Darwin’s nephew Francis Galton, and traveled again to the USA where they became very popular and were the basis of the many “sterilization” programs targeting blacks, Catholic, and immigrants primarily from Catholic or orthodox background. The American ideas of Eugenics were of such influence that the National Socialists of Germany based their eugenics programs on that which was created in the USA, with the difference of only intensifying and making more efficient the ideas already present in the USA.
License was another issue in the USA, except unlike Europe, license assumed a different form. Under the Bill of Rights, license took the form of “Freedom”- of speech, assembly, religion, and the press. In Europe and Christian societies, certain speech was simply not free, certain groups not allowed to assemble, certain religions not permitted to be practiced, and certain information not allowed to be printed. Now while certainly there were abuses, the fact is that the abuse of a principle does not undermine the efficacy of the principle itself, which is that certain ideas are harmful to a society and must not be allowed to be spread lest they propagate destructive errors. For example Christians often burned books written by notorious heretics such as the Gnostics in classical and even medieval times. When the Spanish conquered Mexico, they burned the Aztec books of magic because they were evil. Even the Bible itself speaks of how after St. Paul preached the diviners in the city of Athens burned their books of magic because they realized that to follow Christ meant to get rid of the old, and that included evil ideas.
The American obsession with freedom is more accurately described as “freedumb” because allowing for the unchecked spread of dangerous ideas is stupid and irresponsible. If a man is a blank slate onto which is written the social norms and values that he must learn, and as the Bible notes that the law of God is written on the hearts of all men, how in any way can it be said to be a “responsible” and “patriotic” idea to allow people to cover that slate with filth and garbage so it completely obscured what men need to know and consume stance onto which something better could be written? Only an idiot or an evil man would allow for this to happen. As such, the idea of “freedom” as espoused by the Bill of Rights has nothing to do with rights, but is an evil gateway to license and the destruction of the souls of men
Christians in America wonder why Christianity is in decline in the USA and groups such as satanists are gaining power, and while there are many reasons, one must not forget that the “freedom of religion” in the USA is what allows this. As Paul Fisher noted in his book, the entire idea behind freedom of religion and all of the so-called “freedoms” are about the propagation of license interpreted by the power-holders of the current period of history to allow them to promote certain groups and smash others and then reverse that decision at a later point if they find it beneficial to do so. For the rulers of society it is about power, for the licentious and evil men it is an invitation to attack Christianity and Christians with the legal and military force of the government behind them, and for both sides it is to manipulate, subjugate, and destroy the work of Christ so evil men might make themselves as gods among men and give themselves license to treat others as nothing more than farm animals.
Finally, there is the issue of heresy, which is another aspect of license but one which merits consideration by itself. It is a known fact that America has a long “protestant” history, and “Protestant” can simply be substituted with the word “heresy” because as I have noted, American Protestantism does not care so much about major doctrinal differences, seeing them as minor variants of personal preference. However, this is not the case for the Catholic Faith, which is vigorously attacked to the point of being called not even Christian by these same people. Likewise, many of these same people will defend freedom of religion for many other groups that are not Christians and preach ideas contrary to their faith, and they justify this saying that it is “American” to have this view (I emphasize this is different that tolerating a religion with a major presence for the purpose of evangelization, such as the presence of Islam in Russia or Spain up to 1609, as Americans do not make any concentrated efforts to evangelize these people save for inconsistent excursions done by individuals and small groups).
St. Juan de Ribera has noted there is no more pernicious idea than that of freedom or equality of religion, such as what is taught in the USA, because as a religion presents a unified philosophy around which the government and people move, to allow for the multiplicity and equality of religions is to create multiple points of philosophy around which for the society to revolve, and which will eventually cease to function because the society will be in conflict with itself. This will create either a situation of perpetual war and disorder, or will do what has been promoted in America, and that is the creation of a set of “secular” ideas for the society that acts as a religion which the other religions must submit to in the same way that the Roman Empire of old allowed for religious toleration so long as sacrifice was made to the emperor, except the sacrifice that Americans make is the acceptance of the “secular values” of society so that it attacks the individual believers, creating a division between following Christ and being an “American.” This was indeed the essence of the freemason and Protestant attacks on Catholics in America for centuries and even today, saying that “you cannot be Catholic and an American,” which is ironic since these same people who would criticize Catholics for “following Rome” are saying that Catholics must make a secular sacrifice to American secularism in the same way they were asked to make a sacrifice to the emperor.
Romans making a sacrifice. As noted above, Americans will violently oppose something they do not like but seems foreign or that happened a long time ago in their mind. However, if they are criticized for doing the same actions or supporting the same people who supported evil actions, they will find all possible means to justify themselves because it feels comfortable to them.
While American has many good things, these are just decorations looking out a a window not into freedom but rather as the Indian activist Russell Means famously stated, an Indian reservation. We are a culture without a culture, a society with society, possess an identity without an identity, a past without understanding and a future that we do now know, living in and for the present in the walls of a cage of mind that confines our bodies where we walk about as free men but are slaves inside.
As Fisher later notes in his book:
America has lost its way.
And it has done so, as the preceding pages have documented, through the determined and protracted efforts of an international secret society which has largely operated as “a state within a state.”
The late historian Christopher Dawson wrote: “The great civilisations of the world do not produce the great religions as a kind of by-product; in a very real sense, the great religions are the
foundations on which the great civilisations rest .”
To a large extent, the United States, in its art and architecture, its morals and music, and in its national and foreign policies, impresses many as a civilization in decline. And the argument is here made that this is happening because the fundamental Christian ethic which shaped the nation is being rapidly eroded. The body politic is largely sustained by the lingering fragrance of an abandoned Faith.(source)
Indeed, America has lost its way, but I would beg to differ in that America’s way was already lost. The very philosophy which she is founded upon and principles that naturally came forth from this philosophy were always rotten and inclined to death. Just like how the road to perdition leads to hell, America had chosen that road a long time ago and while offered many chances to depart from it, has continued to follow it. It is just now that we are seeing the ashes smelling the sulphur from the abyss at the end of our nation’s chosen path.
Now that is something to think about for this Fourth of July.