07 November 2012
A Must-Read on the Election's Consequences
This is the full article by Michael Matt at the Remnant from which I excerpted in my last post. I reprint it here gratefully, as I couldn't say it any better and I agree with it as close to 100% as I could, considering that they are someone else's words.
A Chance for Us to Become Free Again
Michael J. Matt
Editor, The Remnant
Tough to swallow, isn’t it! But did we really think we could somehow vote our way out of this—what, with homosexual "marriage" the law of the land and the slain bodies of millions of aborted babies clogging the sewers of American cities and consciences alike? All that was needed in order for us to be redeemed was another silly election? Please! Ideas have consequences—and so do crimes of infanticide and the other sins that cry to heaven for vengeance.
Barack Obama is not the problem. We are! Abortion is. Public schools are. A rotting pop culture is. Modernism in the Catholic Church is. Divorce and homosexual "marriage" are. Obama has been reelected simply because America, like any nation, will always only get the leaders she deserves. We told God to go to hell a long time ago, and God is now allowing us to see what life is like without Him. So lead on, Mr. Obama! Thou shouldst not have any power against us, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore, he that hath delivered us to thee, hath the greater sin.
We are Christians, and our help is in the name of the Lord—not electoral politics. So, let's keep this in perspective. Out of fear and sheer desperation, most of us threw our hats in the ring for a Mormon, big government backing, sometimes pro-life, moderately pro-gay rights candidate who is conservative only by comparison. Even by John F. Kennedy's standards, Mitt Romney, though no doubt well meaning, is a rabid liberal.
In other words, the GOP bet the pot on a moderate conservative, again...and lost big. They took our votes for granted, again, by downplaying the rather quaint social issues in favor of the ever-sophisticated pocketbook issues. Once again, it didn’t pay off for them. So perhaps they will have learned their lesson the next time around...if, in fact, there is a next time after the insufferable McCain and Mormon Romney fiascoes.
But there is a silver lining in all of this for those willing to see it. Decent folks are obviously fed up with the charade and will thus finally be absolutely united against an evil that would have remained entrenched inside the Beltway no matter who won this election. Conservative Catholics, traditional Catholics, pro-family Protestants, pro-lifers, pro-homeschooling advocates will all be solidly united against the White House for the next four years—and this is always a good thing.
America's slide into total hedonism may well have been checked with the 53 percent having come to realize the full extent of our national illness. This election has made it abundantly obvious to millions that vast numbers of their compatriots have simply lost any semblance of their God-given moral equilibrium--a sobering fact that will cause them to realize they're standing in knee-deep water that is rapidly rising and that it's time for them to seek higher ground. In other words, the party is over, and half the country is staring into the eyes of the beast.
This is a golden opportunity for us, then—not to accuse Obama for being a closet Muslim or whatever else—but rather to encourage all Americans to come out of their respective closets and to become Christian again. The human element of the Catholic Church has an eleventh-hour opportunity to abandon the Modernism that has plagued the Church for too long, before the Church in America is crushed beneath the heels of militant atheists. Moderate, jovial, doctrine-phobic bishops lost big tonight. Cardinal Dolan, Governor Chris Christie—what’s the difference! Who cares! Millions have had enough!
An awakening took place tonight, and it means that faithful, traditionalist, God-fearing Americans can finally begin to move towards authentic restoration of everything that matters most in this life—that which Americans once held sacred, good, honorable and noble because it is based on love of God, His law, Christian culture, tradition and the family. I'm not destroyed by the election results. Rather, I feel as though we've finally hit bottom, and there's no place to go from here but up.
After all, it's not as if all things were exactly rosy back in the winning days of the GOP. Who could forget the Stalin-esque Patriot Act, for example. Or Donald Rumsfeld’s salivating at “shock and awe” over Baghdad. How about that precedent-setting moment when "conservative" Secretary of State Condi Rice swore in homosexual Mark Dybul as President Bush’s Global AIDS Coordinator, while First Lady Laura Bush looked on approvingly, along with Dybul’s gay partner, Jason? And what those pro-abortion First Ladies, you remember them—Nancy, Barbara and Laura? Did you ever really buy that? And Congressman Mark Foley, remember that “conservative” and his penchant for pages? And was GOP “conservative” Arnold Schwarzenegger "one of ours" when he was conducting homosexual marriages inside the governor’s mansion in California?
Who can forget the pain of division that set in between family members and other pro-lifers who sincerely believed we were all obligated before God to go along with every dingbat initiative out of the White House because our president said he was "prolife" and doing God’s holy work. We're not divided like that any more. Obama and the GOP have inadvertently teamed up to accomplish the impossible: They've managed to galvanize the pro-family, pro-life and pro-Christ forces into a strong and united front of total opposition against the Christophoic revolution here in America and across the world.
Indeed, God is good!
Again, let us not lose perspective. In many ways, Mitt Romney would have taken us back to the good old days, which, let’s face it, weren’t all that great.
Yes, tonight the champions of outright atheism, abortion, and the destruction of the family narrowly won reelection; but they didn't win a mandate and they will certainly be met with considerable resistance from here on. Millions will now unite against their Godless agenda, promising gigantic gridlock which may well prove to be the last, best hope for America and for us all.
So, did we lose? Did we even have a horse in this race? I don’t know...probably not. I think most of us were just making the best of a desperate situation by attempting to buy some time and praying America would wake up in the meantime. But if waking America from her slumber was the objective, then that mission was accomplished the moment Ohio was declared for Barak Obama.
For the next four years at least, millions of Americans will stand fast against the Godless polices of Washington, D.C.—policies which, again, let’s face it, on the issues that matter most to the soul of our country and the future of our children would have changed only minimally had the well-meaning Mormon been victorious and the so-called Christian right been cajoled into peaceful coexistence with the forces of hell itself.
So, to recap: We lost a race in which we really didn’t have a pony. And, as a result of that "defeat", millions of Americans had their blinders removed in an instant on November 6, 2012. They now know exactly where they stand. The slumbering Christian giant in America has finally roused himself from his utopian dreams.
Obama represents our chastisement, perhaps, but certainly not our conqueror. His victory may well lead to our redemption, in fact, both as Catholics and as Americans. Four more years of Obama may mean that America will have to suffer, but perhaps she will also begin to find her soul again… and her knees. Then Americans will have a chance to be truly free--something they haven't known for many, many decades.
God writes straight with crooked lines, and if America is to be humbled and brought to her knees then perhaps she will also be redeemed in the process. For this we hope and pray, even as we vow to fight against the reelected regime and never so surrender the old Faith of our Fathers—come what may.
Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Rev. 18:4