Just letting you know I read your article [The Vatican and the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement] and it was brilliant, going to have to read it all again just to take it in better but really found it insightful and helpful!
Your latest article on The Vatican and the “Occupy Wall Street” Movement was “spot on!” as they say. It was excellent!! And it is so true that genuine believers must understand the times and prayer without ceasing (ref. 1 Thessalonians 5:17). How tragic that these naive and foolish OWS demonstrators are being used without even realizing it; and how deadly that people most do not understand the destruction that is rooted in Communism. In the beginning (just like with the Bolshevik movement) it “promises” prosperity, equality and security but as many find out it only delivers poverty, untold suffering and bloodshed, and tyranny. One writer expressed it this way (regarding the promise of equality under a Socialist/Communist regime), “Equality was achieved only in the sense that everyone was equal in his or her misery.” I read a quote by Claire Berlinski about Communism that stated: “It is not nearly as well understood that Communism led just as inexorably, everywhere on the globe where it was applied, to starvation, torture, and slave-labor camps. Nor is it widely acknowledged that Communism was responsible for the deaths of some 150 million human beings during the twentieth century. The world remains inexplicably indifferent and uncurious about the deadliest ideology in history” – and yet we have these “useful idiots” jumping onto the bandwagon to communize America. It is shameful and scary. You were so correct when you wrote (regarding the dumbed down masses who think they are on to something “good”), “These are the numbskulls of decades of America’s State education system, a system that has failed to educate but has churned out “useful idiots” for the Communist cause. The Marxists long ago planned to hijack American (and other western countries’) education systems; and they did so, and what we are seeing on the streets is the result.” So true!!! So true!! This is exactly why we educate our children at home. But (in this volatile climate) who knows how long that choice will last?
What’s really frightening is the reality (as you point out) of things potentially spiraling into anarchy, producing the breakdown of society, which could give way to martial law and the removal of whatever freedoms we Americans have left. And with that in mind, so well does the expression by William Pitt (from 1783) ring true, which states, “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom… It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” Just as the one-world globalists want it – indeed!
Thank you for doing your homework so well, Shaun; and for carefully articulating the connection between the Vatican and the OWS Movement. These are surely momentous times. Without a doubt, believers will need to be “sober, and watch unto prayer.” (ref. 1 Peter 4:7).
I also wanted to let you know that your latest article on Assisi 2011: The Papacy's Interfaith Abomination, was excellent. What a wonderful work you are doing for the Kingdom in casting true light on this terrible darkness.