Signs of the Times – #42
The Catholic Conquest of America (USA) – part 5
Originally posted, Sept. 30, 2014.
Quotes of the Times:
“The Vatican condemned the Declaration of Independence as ‘wickedness’ … and called the Constitution of the United States ‘a satanic document.’” Avro Manhattan, ‘The Dollar and the Vatican,’ (Springfield, Missouri: Ozark Book Publishers, 1988), p. 26.
“…of the 170 countries that exist today, more than 160 have written charters modelled directly or indirectly on the U.S. version.” Time Magazine, on the occasion of the US Constitution’s bicentennial, 1987. Quoted by, New York Times, Feb 6, 2012.
“Our form of government is one based wholly on the will of the people… the state is free from all control of the churches… all these principles have been formally condemned by Rome.” The Independent New York, June 12, 1913.
“If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the Romish clergy.” Marquis de Lafayette, Roman Catholic, French General (fought for American Independence). Quoted by, John T. Christian, ‘America or Rome, Which?’ (1895), p. 61.
The Encyclopedia Britannica, describes the Society of Jesus (more commonly known as the Jesuits) as, “…an institution absolutely unique in history” (9th Edition, vol. 13, 1875-89, p. 646). Napoleon Bonaparte helps us to understand what is unique about the Jesuits: “The Jesuits are a military organization, not a religious order. Their chief is a general of an army, not the mere father abbot of a monastery.” Quoted by, R. W. Thompson, ex-Secretary of US Navy, ‘The Footprints of the Jesuits,’ (Hunt & Eaton, New York, 1894), p. 176. Napoleon helps us further with the aims and goals of the Jesuits: “The aim of this organization is power. Power in its most despotic exercise. Absolute power, universal power, power to control the world by the volition of a single man” (Ibid). And Napoleon’s opinion of the Jesuits was: “Jesuitism is the most absolute of despotisms: and at the same time the greatest and most enormous of abuses… (Ibid).
The Jesuits were officially approved by the Catholic Church in 1540. They quickly established themselves as the ‘sword of the church’ – and they used the sword to roll back the tide of Protestantism that was threatening to engulf the Catholic Church at that time. The arresting of the Protestant momentum is known historically as the Counter-Reformation, and all historians attribute the success of the Catholic Counter-Reformation to the Jesuits. With this success, they proved to both friend and foe alike that, they were very good at their vocation (war, subversion, assassinations, revolution, political intrigue etc.).
But it was also these criminal methods that proved to be the Jesuits undoing. Their motto was/is: ‘the end justifies the means’ – and they became notorious for their ruthless and devious methods – as Napoleon said they became the “most enormous of abuses.” They became so dangerous to established authority that, by the year 1931 they had been expelled from over 80 countries, city states and cities. [Norway was one of the last nations to lift the expulsion order in 1956 – but most of the expulsions were actually from Catholic nations]. The Catholic nations were so inflamed against the Jesuits that they not only expelled them but they also demanded that the Catholic Church abolish them. Finally, after much intrigue and failure for fear of the consequences, a pope was appointed (Clement XIV) who was courageous enough to abolish the Jesuits in 1773. [When Clement XIV signed the suppression order he said, “I have signed my own death warrant” – a little later he died of poisoning].
The suppression order did not destroy the Jesuits – they regrouped, re-organised and plotted and planned their come-back. The Jesuits were suppressed in 1773 – in 1789 the French Revolution suddenly broke out. [The Jesuits had been expelled from France in 1767]. The French King (Louis XVI) was guillotined in 1793, and the pope (Pius VI) was taken captive by the French Revolutionaries in 1798, and he died in captivity. The new pope (Pius VII) also spent much of his reign as a captive of the French. When he was finally released he restored the Jesuits in 1814.
The French Revolution was such a shock to the established order that they were determined never to allow political power to fall into the hands of the people again. To this end (never allowing the plebs to rule) the Jesuits were now seen to be essential, and therefore, the Jesuits again became not only the ‘sword of the church’ but also the ‘sword of the established order.’ Thus as the ‘Old Order’ surveyed the world, as to, where the main threat to their power resided, they could not help notice this ‘New World’ power rising on the other side of the Atlantic where government ‘was of the people, for the people, by the people’ – the very thing that terrified them. The Jesuits, being the champions of the Old Order, began to do what they do best – plan and plot the downfall of nations – their next task would be the United States of America.
To be continued…
God bless, Bruce Telfer.