‘Systemic Racism’ From a Catholic Perspective

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by Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  May 25, 2021   

Real racism hides beneath phony 'racism' subterfuge

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Since the death of George Floyd, Catholics and all other Americans have been flooded with propaganda against racism, which seems to have resurged in the American scene.

I saw on Facebook an interesting picture of two actors, one white and one black, laughing together in a movie, and text saying "Racism was almost done with in America, until these two turned up." A photo of Barack and Michelle Obama was below that of the actors.

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Denzel Washington stresses the
importance of fathers in the home

Indeed. I have never seen a fabrication of racial struggle aimed to disrupt the country as we see now. Other actors, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington, commented in recent videos that we should investigate the roots of the problem, not just stay in the foliage.

Washington, in particular, spoke of the lack of fathers in a vast number of homes in Black communities, which has caused havoc among the youth. And it is true. The family unit is in the throes of destruction, and abortion is more common among Blacks than other races in this country.

I had the opportunity to speak on this subject a couple of months ago, after having received an invitation from the founder and CEO of an international association called World Ebony Network. I was asked to participate in a panel of African Americans and Africans, in which I was the only White person among the 27 panelists. There were university professors, politicians, students and even African nobility, coming from various countries of the West and Africa in general. Others represented the United States and the United Kingdom.

I have never seen a fabrication of racial struggle aimed to disrupt the country as we see now.

Since the door was opened for me, I accepted. I have had the opportunity to deal on an international scale with the problems that Africans are facing today, of which there is not much talk in the West, especially among Catholics. So I dealt with the following points:

China's Economic Imperialism

China makes loans to African countries knowing full well they cannot repay, and ends up taking over much of the territory and mineral wealth of the indebted countries. Mozambique is a characteristic example because in the days of Portuguese rule, the country used to export rice to neighboring nations, and today it imports rice from China. This is sheer exploitation of African countries, I argued. They should not be surprised if soon the Chinese communists will bring their one-child policies to Africa to restrict population growth. This is systemic racism.

Western Imperialism

The West seeks to reduce the population of African countries through contraception and abortion: The United States and Europe contributed more than $100 billion between 1996 and 2020 — not for schools, clean water and hospitals, but to reduce the population through contraception and abortion. I recommended to anyone interested to visit the website of Human Life International, of which I am the delegate for international missions, to read the text of the Kissinger Report. Composed in the days of the Democrat president Jimmy Carter, Kissinger's report says it is necessary to control the growth of the African population to the economic advantage of the West.

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Henry Kissinger's report promoted population control in
developing countries as a measure of "U.S. security and
overseas interests"

Because Africa is very rich in mineral resources, if "we" allow the Africans to grow in population, their youth will eventually assume the leadership of their countries and explore the resources for themselves. Solution: Force them to reduce the population so as to maintain them in the dependence of the West, while "we" exploit their mineral resources. It is written as the official American policy since the days of Carter. This is systemic racism, aiming to subdue the African people.

Islamic Imperialism

Through terrorist attacks and the like, Muslims intimidate tribes into converting to Islam. Example: In Mozambique, the local counterparts of the Nigerian Boko Haram brutally beheaded and dismembered 50 people on a soccer field while the United Nations keeps its mouth shut (lest it offend the Muslims).

In addition, Muslims continue to buy and sell Black slaves in North Africa, as they have done for 1,400 years, and mum's the word from both the United Nations, the European Union and the Vatican — another brutal example of systemic racism.

Riots and Looting

After the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and elsewhere, attacks on people and property provided the excuse to justify a one-eyed view of systemic racism, as five Black policemen were murdered and nobody complained, and many Black-owned businesses were looted and/or burned and no one mentioned the injustice. It was another tragic example of systemic racism, which is nothing else but an ideological struggle, using race as an excuse to change the political spectrum of the country.

Two Kinds of Peace

To approach these controversial issues from a Catholic perspective — comprehensively and globally — presupposes a thorough knowledge of the Catholic Catechism and the papal encyclicals. The Catholic Church has always promoted class cooperation and racial cooperation as opposed to Marxists promoting class and racial struggle.

The manipulation and emotional propaganda of 'systemic racism' is ... a revolution aimed to impose the 'peace' of the world, submission to a tyrannical system, not the peace of Christ.

There are therefore two kinds of peace. There's the peace of Christ — "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you" (John 14:27) — and the false peace of the world.

The Catechism explains very clearly in paragraphs 2304–2306:

Peace is not merely the absence of war, and it is not limited to maintaining a balance of powers between adversaries. Peace cannot be attained on earth without safeguarding the goods of persons, free communication among men, respect for the dignity of persons and peoples, and the assiduous practice of fraternity. Peace is "the tranquility of order." Peace is the work of justice and the effect of charity. 

The manipulation and emotional propaganda of "systemic racism" is part and parcel of a revolution aimed to impose the "peace" of the world, submission to a tyrannical system, not the peace of Christ, the tranquility of order.

It is tragic to see pastors acting politically correct and adding wood to the flames instead of putting them out.

Raymond de Souza, KHS, KM, is a knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, a knight of the Sovereign and Military Order of Malta and a fourth-degree Knight of Columbus. A speaker on pro-life and apologetics issues, he is the delegate for international missions of Human Life International. He has visited 38 countries of the six continents as part of conferences held in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and has speaking ability in Italian and Afrikaans. He is available to address Catholic audiences anywhere in the free world to defend the gospel of life and the purity of Catholic doctrine, counting on the recommendation of bishops and priests in New Zealand, Australia and the United States. He has been a radio broadcaster in New Zealand and Australia and, today, writes a syndicated column for the weekly national Catholic paper, The Wanderer.

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