Right-leaning liberals (a.k.a. “conservatives”) in America are upset that the left-leaning liberals want to tear down Confederate memorials. The issue of taking down such memorials is another arena for the internecine battle of Left vs. Right in America.
There is, for a Catholic, an important thread that is completely left out of this conversation about raising up or taking down memorials to America’s past, however.
In President Trump’s response he lamented the destruction of Confederate memorials, and asked if statues of Washington and Jefferson would be next.
A Catholic’s response to this should be, “Yes, please do tear down statues of Washington.”
Why? Because Washington was a Freemason and Freemasonry’s goal is to destroy Catholicism. Washington laid the cornerstone of the Capitol building in a Freemasonic ceremony and took his oath of office on an “Altar Bible” from a Freemasonic lodge—facts that should send a chill down a Catholic’s spine given the occult nature of Freemasonry, as well as its aims.
A Catholic’s call for an end to the worship of the Freemasonic founders and early leaders* of America is different from the Left’s call for the removal of Confederate memorials. However, Catholics in America long ago should have taken up this very important point about America’s past: America is founded on anti-Catholic, Freemasonic-infused liberalism and remains anti-Catholic today, for Catholicism cannot abide “religious liberty” since the Church professes that the Catholic Faith is the one true Faith.
#77 of Pope Pius IX’s Syllabus of Errors states: “In this age of ours it is no longer expedient that the Catholic religion should be the only religion of the state, to the exclusion of all other cults whatsoever.”— Condemned
Pope Pius IX also stated in his encyclical Quanta Cura:
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 by Our Predecessor, Gregory XVI, an “insanity,” 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.”
The deists and Freemasons who founded America carefully constructed the foundation for a political and social order that would co-opt Catholics into its hideous blend of deism, democracy and the occult. They promoted an idea of religious liberty that swept over the country and served as a model for the entire Western world.
Catholics in America should reject the worship of historical figures such as Washington, and state exactly why this is necessary: because he was a member of a secret society whose aim is to destroy the Catholic Church. Unequivocal rejection is required because it is all too easy to become co-opted.
Catholics in America are having the wrong conversation. America’s only hope is to reject the Freemasonic principles it was founded on** and which are tightly woven into the political and cultural fabric of the country, and to publicly recognize the Social Kingship of Christ.
It does not serve us well in the West to enter into the internecine battle between Left and Right. Catholics have a different understanding of religion, freedom, the individual, and the state. Catholic thought transcends the political machinations of Left vs. Right. These are political sides (of the same liberal coin) created out of the heinous French Revolution. Catholics should be counter-revolutionaries and only counter-revolutionaries in their political strivings. When Catholics are co-opted into this internecine battle, it makes it difficult for the truth to get out: that our only hope is to acknowledge the Social Kingship of Christ.
As Pope Pius XI wrote in his encyclical on Christ’s Kingship, Quas Primas:
When once men recognize, both in private and in public life, that Christ is King, society will at last receive the great blessings of real liberty, well-ordered discipline, peace and harmony… If princes and magistrates duly elected are filled with the persuasion that they rule, not by their own right, but by the mandate and in the place of the Divine King, they will exercise their authority piously and wisely, and they will make laws and administer them, having in view the common good and also the human dignity of their subjects. The result will be a stable peace and tranquillity, for there will be no longer any cause of discontent.
Catholics have a different battle to fight than that of Left vs. Right. Being co-opted into this battle as dictated by the shallow political life of America weakens us for our own battle. Even the greatest victories of the Right in America as dreamed of by conservative Catholics will only be, for Catholics, like crumbs thrown to a dog to placate and keep it in its place.
While some Catholics in the West have rallied around Trump as their last, great hope (and rejoice every time he mentions God despite the fact it is always done so in only the most politically correct, pluralistic tones), there is barely a peep about this most important aspect of our mission as Catholics, at this time in history in particular: to proclaim the Social Kingship of Christ—loudly and at every opportunity. Christ is the true ruler of all nations and people on earth.
The following are the words of the Catholic thinker Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira***:
So, the State has to recognize the Catholic Church as the only true and official Church. It cannot allow proselytism of false religions, even though it recognizes them in their proper place in society – which is not one of relevance – and tolerates them when there is no other solution…
All the laws of the State should be inspired by the Church, as it used to be before the French Revolution. Indeed, at that time, when the Church would promulgate a law, it would also be applied in the State without the need to be ratified. Let us say the Church would establish new laws regarding births, burials, marriages or education: the State would automatically accept and apply them as well.
The religious authorities were the object of public respect and honor because they were the authorities of the true Church of the true God, who was the King of the State…
Therefore, the true and faithful vassal of Christ the King, the true warrior of Christ the King, must constantly maintain a full notion of what is happening around him, seeing and lamenting all that denies the royalty of Our Lord. It is of no avail just to have generic abstract ideas if they are not applied to the practical situations of our lives.
A Catholic who does not assume an attitude of sorrow and bitterness when he sees the royalty of Our Lord being denied today is not a true soldier of Christ the King. We should be known for constantly taking this attitude of bitter sorrow to see the rights of Our Lord denied around us. It should not be a sterile, academic thing, but a manly indignation that prepares a counter-attack to put things in their correct order as soon as possible.
We Catholics should strive for a Catholic social order, not settle for being allowed the right to practice our religion. If we line up with those who would defend that right, we risk never achieving the former.
*For a discussion about the influence of Freemasonry and deism on America’s founding see Christopher Ferrara’s book, Liberty: The God That Failed, 2012, Angelico Press. For example, Ferrara notes that Benjamin Franklin, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were Freemason, the majority of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were Freemasons, and that Thomas Jefferson was a deist.
**Also see Ferrara, Liberty: The God That Failed.