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Happy Feast Day of Mary, Mother of God. And as we move into this no-so-shiny new year, Her children are going to be depending on Her more than ever.
What the commies have done in America is what they've managed to do everywhere their presence has fouled the planet. They've created a war between the classes, but in this case, it's getting really bad.
What we see unfolding before us is a system where the elites oppress the peasants — and yes, this includes the hierarchy over the faithful.
The cultural elites are — in no particular order — the media, government, Hollywood, Silicon Valley and corporate America. Expand that traditional pool and toss in the U.S. hierarchy because, well, birds of a feather.
What the elites all have in common is one simple principle: They are better than the peasants. Therefore, everything they pronounce is automatically correct and people must obey.
Let's take that principle and apply it across the board and see just how true it is:
So, carrying the principle into the hierarchy ... You will pay us with your donations. But we will close your parishes; deny you authentic teaching; give you gay clergy and liturgical abuses; order you to wear masks, receive in the hand, make a reservation for Mass and stand miles away from each other. And you'll do it, you disobedient peasant.
What ties them all together is the double standard they all wield in their own favor but to clamp down on and crush you.
Whether it's the phony face mask mandate, eating out at restaurants, promotion of child sex trafficking, canceling out your vote by election fraud, of refusing you access to the sacraments, the elites clearly understand that you are on earth to serve them, not the other way around.
It's class warfare, and what most of the peasants don't understand is this: The "comforts" of life they've enjoyed up to now have been little else than a narcotic — something to deaden the intellects and excite the passions — so you don't pay attention to them installing themselves as monarchs.
Once they have locked down that power — which they are pretty darn close to securing — you can expect the disappearance of the so-called middle class. This happened in the Soviet Union as well as China, Venezuela, Cuba and everywhere else on the planet. The middle class is a testament to the ingenuity and creativity of man and, well, we can't have that now, can we?
Likewise, in the Church, how dare you ask for financial transparency. It's frankly none of your business how much of your money we use for attorneys, erratic catechesis or gay sleepovers at the seminary.
We are the only ones — the hierarchy — who get to speak of "clericalism" — because we know that we don't really mean what we are saying, so don't get any ideas about becoming uppity laity — using our own empty platitudes against us.
Another striking parallel between the episcopal elites and the cultural elites is the constant appeal to superiority of being "college-educated." In politics, you hear it all the time: "Oh, the college-educated would never vote that way — only those dumb hicks, the commoners, the working class deprived of a college education would vote that way."
You get this exact same attitude in the Church if you've ever run into the lesbian in charge at the chancery. Oh, you'll have to confer with Sister Perpetua Bull Dyke. She has a Ph.D. in liturgy and she says adoration is forbidden. Her office is just down the hall, and she's the one with the man's haircut — and build.
Remember, the elites are the ones who want to defund the police for you but hire private security for themselves with your money. The episcopal elites are the same ones who want your weekly money for the parish, but not actually not you in the pews.
Unchallenged, this will result in full-on communism within a generation, as the next generation will be "educated" to believe this is just how things are. In fact, that has already begun.
On the political side, Trump was or is the antidote to all this, which is why the landslide election in his favor had to be stolen. But in the Church, no champion has emerged, nor is there likely to be one any time soon — at least not in the natural order.
There are no conditions in place for the rise of a Catholic "Trump." The Church doesn't work like that. It's neither a democracy nor a republic. It's a hierarchy. And once the hierarchy has become corrupt as hell, as this one has, there is little option but to hunker down and live out the faith in small communities.
That doesn't mean that the evil should not be challenged, exposed and the wicked perverts not exposed to the broad light of day, but it does mean the motive cannot be an overthrow of institution.
In America, the government belongs to the people, and they can revolt against it and overthrow when they see fit. But Catholics can't do that in the Church because we know that the Church doesn't belong to the hierarchy. They have proven themselves to be little else than spiritually murderous hirelings, and God will be their judge, jury and executioner — for eternity.
So faithful Catholics who are also American patriots are going to have to live out this kind of schizophrenic reality — fighting the enemies of Christ outside of the Church one way, while battling the enemies of Christ inside the Church in another. But both need fighting.
After all, fighting and rebelling against injustice is what peasants do. And remember, we didn't ask for this class warfare; it was brought to us by the elites in the Church as well as outside the Church.