May 18, 2016 The Memorial of Pope Saint John I
Les Représentants du Peuple Français, constitués en Assemblée Nationale, considérant que l’ignorance, l’oubli ou le mépris des droits de l’Homme sont les seules causes des malheurs publics et de la corruption des Gouvernements
I start this post with those opening words of the document approved by the then recently invented French National Assembly on August 26, 1789 because they were the hinge point in the war of destruction that was then and still is being waged against the human race to this present day. Before that day these ideas had only been bandied about in the dark lairs of the lodges and in the darker minds of the likes of Voltaire who had sought to manipulate long existing institutions and power structures under a veil of secrecy and disguise in order to weaken those same institutions to pave the way for something else. This was the day that something else arrived. On this day the exaltation of man over God became the official policy of the French state i.e. the institution charged by God to govern the French people, the eldest daughter of the Catholic Church; a nation which owed its very existence to the Catholic Church was now throwing off both that Church and her divine Founder Himself, in order to follow their own designs.
Why do I say this? It all comes down to an adjective, a simple adjective. Oh, the demonic powers are so subtle and so cute! In order to understand better I will offer this translation of those above words published in the London Times on September 3, 1789:
The Representatives of the French people, constituted in National Assembly, considering that ignorance, forgetfulness, or contempt of the Rights of Man are the sole causes of public misfortunes, and of the corruption of Governments
The neglect of the rights of man are the sole cause of all of our misfortunes eh? Only the rights of man? What about the rights of man’s divine Father and Creator? Doesn’t He have any say in the matter? And that is the whole point of this document: pushing the Creator out and putting man in his place, even to the point of capitalizing the ‘h’ in homme the French word for man. The name of God never comes up in this document, not once, which is astounding considering how religious the French people had been for more than a millennium and still were in that day. The Declaration of the rights of man has universally been treated and studied as a political document, but that is a mistake. This was fundamentally a religious declaration. It is the opening statement of a new order for the relationship of men with their God that had been long planned and now was to be put into effect by the public seizing of the institutions of the French state. Man was now to act as if God simply wasn’t there. And how has that worked for ya?
After the guardianship of the Church and of the Holy Father had been set aside by the Bourbon kings this madness of living without God and separating the human race from its common Father spread like wildfire among the fallen human beings who had been their subjects. This is the root of all of our evils. That the rights of man and his concerns should be the sole concern of man. It is the root of liberalism and materialism, of Marxism and Communism, of Hitlerism and Stalinism, of atheism and nihilism and of the despotism of despair that rules the life of contemporary man; that he vainly attempts to drive out with seductive empty pleasures and endless emotional stimulation that lead him only to the pit of Hell.
There is a particularly glorious passage in the fourteenth chapter of the Prophet Isaiah that deals with this way of thinking. I love the way that the Septuagint renders it so here I will offer my own NON AUTHORITATIVE translation:
And you said in your heart “I will mount to heaven, I will set my throne above the stars of heaven, I will dwell in the high places, on the mountain of the Covenant to the side of the north wind, I will mount above the clouds of glory, I will be like unto the Most High.” And now you shall come down to hell; to the foundations of the earth. Those who see will wonder at you and say “Is this the man who troubles the earth and shakes kingdoms?”
Please go to Confession and pray three Hail Marys in honor of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.