I have over the last weeks watched the Kavanaugh hearings. This morning I listened to speeches of Senators before the cloture vote. The cloture vote passed and the vote to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination to SCOTUS will take place in some 30 hours.
I have listened to Feinstein (D-CA) and Schumer (D-NY) this morning. Again and again on news I have seen interviews with other Dem Senators. Their rhetoric is exemplary. It is mesmerizing. Theirs is a superb demonstration of sheer prevarication. They lockstep forward with unsubstantiated assertions and the pretzel twisting of facts. They – with their shadow masters – activated a coordinated mob of paid protesters while inciting the violation of civil liberties against the other aisle, including even violence. Each moment at a microphone brings more apocalyptic hysteria and the rejection of common sense. That’s the essence of political libs: they demand that you reject facts as they rely on endless process to wear out the other side under a hail of vilification, shouting harassment, personal destruction, interruption and delay.
Now that the cloture vote has been taken and passed, watch the fury of the left stoke the storm.
On the churchy side of things, don’t we see much the same? It’s a little quieter, but not by much. If libs in the more secular sphere demand – with innuendo and screeching – that you deny the facts in front of your eyes, in the ecclesiastical realm they softly press that 2+2=5. Because they already possess the seats of power after which secular libs slaver, they eliminate those who would resist one by one from what they claim they want, namely, dialogue and discernment and “walking together”. They place themselves above the written, established process when is isn’t sufficiently preventing resistance and, with a raw imposition of will, override their own rules and reason. Their moves, though veiled, remain visible to the attentive. Moreover, they justify their deceits and authorize their wiles because they see themselves as entitled by the fact of their moral superiority.
Now that the Synod is underway, watch for the multiplication of manipulations. Today, for example, we were told that the interventions of the members would not be made known because this is a “spiritual” process of “discernment”. As if our knowing what they say will affect the members. Do they have no resolve of their own? So much for listening, transparency and their highly touted dialogue.
In both the secular and sacred sphere the media plays a galactically important role. The mainstream media takes one side, blatantly, backing and spurring on the mob and their coordinators.
At least, thanks be to God and to the resolve of a few, there is now an alternative media. In the secular sphere it began with talk radio. In the ecclesial sphere there were small publications and then EWTN. Now there is the great force multiplier, the internet. We cannot easily be silenced and driven from the public square. It can still be done, but when it is done, people see the sheer imposition of power and will and the stink of it lingers in memory.
Meanwhile, all around us we see division, division and more satanic division.
This world has its Prince, as the Lord warned. This world’s Prince, the Enemy, the Devil and the Father of Lies, creates division.
Remember what the Italian proverb says: “Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda. … The devil can’t hide his tail.” Old Scratch always let’s us know what he is up to. Making it apparent makes us accomplices. We have choices about what we see in the activity of the demon around us. Moreover, “Il diavolo non gioca mai da solo. … The devil never plays alone.”
Remember too that certain sins attract and allow demons to attach to things, places and persons. Steps must be take to drive them off.
Each of us has power to effect healing. Our own calling is to manifest the image of God in which we are made in what we say and do. We have God given vocations which call us to certain roles in life. If we are clean within, through good use of the sacraments and diligent prayer and action, God will give us every actual grace that we need. This sort of person, fasting and kneeling and praying is a strong bulwark against the machinations of the Enemy.
Go to confession.
Also, I will repeat what I have said so many times before. Collectively we Catholics have a resource of ineffable influence on every dimension of human life to the edges of the globe and even beyond the doors of death. Our sacred liturgical worship is the mightiest activity there is, bar none, greater than galaxies. We must have a restoration and revitalization of our enervated and compromised sacred liturgical worship. We must restore its integrity and continuity and then bring every good human endeavor to it for sanctification. Then we can take our aspirations back out into the world.
Save the liturgy. Save the world.