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Militant Monday | Purpose and Truth

Militant Monday - Purpose and TruthThis week’s Militant Monday is a 21 minute audio clip, recorded in the 1960’s, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It should play automatically from this page. The following is a summary of this Monday’s topic, Purpose and Truth.

Is the Deep State’s Future in Doubt?

Deep State's FutureThe Deep State. It can be described as “the state within the state.” Those who are politically literate can see it well in the United States kleptocracy. It’s the shadow government that runs behind the scenes.

The revolving door between government and mega corporations could be mentioned. There have been hundreds of cases where federal workers in the Obama administration get jobs within Google, and vice versa. We see Monsanto trade players with the very people who ‘enforce’ laws upon it.

The pay to play scheme’s could be mentioned as well. Recently, links have been shown between the Clinton Foundation and the United States Department of State.

While it ensures that the things previously mentioned are maintained, the Deep State is bigger and deeper than that, and it isn’t even confined to any one nations borders. However, as the Deep State feeds off of the very class of people it strangles…..it does so at the risk of overreaching. This brings us to Charles Hugh Smith’s “The Deep State’s Catch-22.”

What is the Deep State’s Future? Is it’s grip entrenched forever, or will it collapse along with the system it leeched?

The Deep State’s Catch-22 written by Charles Hugh Smith

What happens if the Deep State pursues the usual pathological path of increasing repression? The system it feeds on decays and collapses.


The Deep State in virtually every major nation-state is facing a form of Catch-22:
 the Deep State needs the nation-state to feed on and support its power, and the nation-state requires stability above all else to survive the vagaries of history.Catch-22 (from the 1961 novel set in World War II Catch-22) has several shades of meaning (bureaucratic absurdity, for example), but at heart it is a self-referential paradox: you must be insane to be excused from flying your mission, but requesting to be excused by reason of insanity proves you’re sane.
The only possible output of extreme wealth inequality is social and economic instability.
The financial elites of the Deep State (and of the nation-state that the Deep State rules) generate wealth inequality and thus instability by their very existence, i.e. the very concentration of wealth and power that defines the elite.
So the only way to insure stability is to dissipate the concentrated wealth and power of the financial Deep State. This is the Deep State’s Catch-22.
What happens when extremes of wealth/power inequality have been reached? Depressions, revolutions, wars and the dissolution of empires. Extremes of wealth/power inequality generate political, social and economic instability which then destabilize the regime.
Ironically, elites try to solve this dilemma by becoming more autocratic and repressing whatever factions they see as the source of instability.
The irony is they themselves are the source of instability. The crowds of enraged citizens are merely manifestations of an unstable, brittle system that is cracking under the strains of extreme wealth/power inequality.
Can anyone not in Wall Street, the corporate media, Washington D.C., K Street or the Fed look at this chart and not see profound political disunity on the horizon?
Many consider it “impossible” that Wall Street could possibly lose its political grip on the nation’s throat, but I have suggested that Wall Street has over-reached, and is now teetering at the top of the S-Curve, i.e. it has reached Peak Wall Street. Consider what the extremes of Wall Street/Federal Reserve predation, parasitism, avarice and power have done to the nation, and then ask if other factions within the Deep State are blind to the destructive consequences.
What happens if the Deep State pursues the usual pathological path of increasing repression? The system it feeds on decays and collapses. I discussed this
We can anticipate the Deep State fracturing over the illusory efficacy of repression: those who believe there is no upper limit on the effectiveness of repression, and those who understand that at some point, unlimited policing and financial repression will unleash a destabilizing tsunami that will threaten the integrity of the Empire and the Deep State itself.
Here is an excerpt from an insightful interview, The American Deep State: An Interview with Peter Dale Scott
Peter Phillips: We’re really happy to have you here. I’ve just finished reading your book, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy In your new book you talk about the egalitarian mindset culture of America. We believe in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, open government, transparency. And then you say also that there’s a dark side, or a deep side inside America that’s repressive, that is looking to be able to detain people without warrants, warrantless wire tapping and all of that – there’s a repressive side. Can you tell us a little bit more about how you frame this understanding of this culture of repression?
Peter Dale Scott: Actually, I think there’s always been a deep state in America and there have been times when it has been very repressive. We’re in a period of, you might say, surplus repression – repression that doesn’t serve anyone’s interests, not even the interests of the ruling class. (emphasis by CHS)
Preserving ever-expanding wealth/power inequality via ever-expanding repression is not a successful strategy. As the Internet has speeded up commerce and the distribution of ideas and information, the utility of repression as a way of preserving a crumbling status quo has decayed. A repressive regime that lasted seventy years in the 20th century might last seven years in the 21st century once the rising scarcities of paid work, energy, food and social mobility start drawing blood.
Debt has been the temporary savior of Deep States everywhere. Borrowing money from future earnings and future taxpayers has worked for seven long years, but it’s unlikely to last another seven.
You can borrow money for a time to fund super-welfare for all (elites and debt-serfs alike) but you can’t make energy or food cheap again or regenerate social mobility or dissipate rising wealth/power inequality.

Militant Monday | Divine Invasion

Militant Monday | Divine InvasionThis week’s Militant Monday is a 23 minute audio clip, recorded in the 1960’s, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It should play automatically from this page. The following is a summary of this Monday’s topic, Divine Invasion.

Previously, we heard how we should lay our heart and mind open to the saving experiences which come from without. These experiences can completely change our character….so now we come to Divine Invasion.

Militant Monday | Conscience

This week’s Militant Monday is a 24 minute audio clip, recorded in the 1960’s, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It should play automatically from this page. The following is a summary of this Monday’s topic, Conscience.

militant monday conscienceConscience is that which makes you feel good after, and when wrong, that which makes you feel bad after. We know where we are, and where we ought to be. We know the ideal, and the actual reality. Yet, man will cover up his conscience by turning to untrue ideologies, pills, alcoholism, atheism, vices, hyper-criticism, etc.

Militant Monday | Philosophy of Life

This week’s Militant Monday is a 24 minute audio clip, recorded in the 1960’s, by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. It should play automatically from this page. The following is a summary of this Monday’s topic, the Philosophy of Life.

Militant Monday | Philosophy of Life“Good morning, God” ..or.. “Good God…Morning”      Which do we say when we wake up?

A normal person already works towards a goal or purpose in life. However, some people get caught up in the ‘absurdity of life’. An abnormal person will actually look for escape mechanisms and excuses…anything…to avoid finding the meaning of life.

Christ’s Life in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass – Explained

Understanding the True Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and how it parallels Christ’s Life, will deepen your appreciation for the infinite gift God has given us. From the Divine Passion, through Pentecost, the priest re-enacts Christ’s actions with every Mass, transcending time and place.

After reading the following 37 points, you can view the video at the bottom of the page to get a very powerful visual on the matter. For a directory of Latin Masses, CLICK HERE.

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

 

 The Mass of the Catechumens

 

1. Introibo ad altare Dei

  • The priest going to the foot of the altar represents Christ going to Mount Olivet.

2. Judica me, Deus…

  • The priest commencing the Holy Mass represents Christ beginning to pray in the Garden.

3. Confiteor Deo…

  • The priest saying the Confiteor represents Christ falling down and sweating blood at Mt. Olivet.

4. Oramus Te, Domine, per merita Sanctorum Tuorum

  • The priest going up and kissing the altar, after praying Aufer a nobis…, represents Christ being betrayed by Judas with a kiss.

5. Oremus

  • The priest going to the Epistle side represents Christ being captured, bound and taken to Annas.

6. The INTROIT

  • The priest reading the Introit represents Christ being falsely accused by Annas and blasphemed.

7. Kyrie Eleison

  • The priest going to the middle of the altar and saying the Kyrie eleison represents Christ being brought to Caiphas and these three times denied by Peter.

8. Dominus vobiscum

  • The priest saying the Dominus vobiscum represents Christ looking at Peter and converting him.

9. The EPISTLE

  • The priest reading the Epistle represents Christ being brought to Pilate.

10. Munda cor meum

  • The priest saying the Munda cor meum represents Christ being taken to Herod and mocked.

11. The GOSPEL

  • The priest reading the Gospel represents Christ being taken to Pilate and again mocked.

 

The Mass of the Faithful

 

 OFFERTORY and CANON OF THE MASS

12. The OFFERTORY

  • The priest uncovering the chalice represents Christ being shamefully exposed.

13. Suscipe and Offerimus…

  • The priest offering bread and wine represents Christ being cruelly scourged.

14. In spiritu humilitatis…

  • The priest covering the chalice represents Christ being crowned with thorns.

15. Lavabo…

  • The priest washing his hands represents Christ being declared innocent by Pilate.

16. Orate Fratres

  • The priest saying the Orate Fratres represents Christ being shown by Pilate to the people with the words “Ecce Homo.”

17. The SECRET

  • The priest praying in a low voice represents Christ being mocked and spit upon.

18. The PREFACE and Sanctus

  • The priest saying the Preface and the Sanctus represents Christ being preferred instead of Barrabas and condemned to crucifixion.

19. Communicantes

  • The priest making the memento for the living represents Christ carrying the cross to Mount Calvary.

20. CANON Prayers

  • The priest continuing to pray in a low voice represents Christ meeting His Mother.

21. Hanc igitur

  • The priest blessing the bread and wine represents Christ being nailed to the cross.

22. HOC EST ENIM CORPUS MEUM…

  • The priest elevating the host represents Christ being raised on the cross.

23. HIC EST ENIM CALIX SANGUINIS MEI…

  • The priest elevating the chalice represents Christ shedding blood from the five wounds.

24. Memento

  • The priest praying in a low voice represents Christ seeing His afflicted Mother at the foot of the cross.

25. Nobis quoque peccatoribus

  • The priest saying aloud the words Nobis quoque peccatoribus represents Christ praying on the cross for men.

 

COMMUNION and THANKSGIVING
26. Pater Noster

  • The priest saying aloud the the Pater Noster represents Christ saying the seven words on the cross.

27. Fraction of the Host

  • The priest breaking and separating the host represents Christ giving up His spirit.

28. Haec commixtio…

  • The priest letting a portion of the host fall into the chalice represents His soul going to Limbo.

29. Agnus Dei…

  • The priest saying the Agnus Dei represents Christ being acknowledged on the cross as the Son of God by many bystanders.

30. HOLY COMMUNION

  • The priest administering Holy Communion represents Christ being laid in the sepulchre with the white linen over the communion railing representing the pure shroud.

31. Cleansing the Chalice

  • The priest cleansing the chalice represents Christ being anointed by pure women.

32. Preparing the Chalice

  • The priest preparing the chalice again represents Christ rising from the dead.

33. Dominus vobiscum…

  • The priest saying the Dominus vobiscum represents Christ appearing to His mother and the disciples.

34. POSTCOMMUNION

  • The priest saying the last prayers in the Postcommunion represents Christ teaching for forty days.

35. Dominus vobiscum

  • The priest saying the Dominus vobiscum just before the Ite Missa est represents Christ taking leave of His disciples with His final words in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to “Feed My sheep” and ascending into Heaven.

36. Ite Missa est and FINAL BLESSING

  • The priest saying the Ite Missa est blessing represents Christ sending down the Holy Ghost on Pentecost Sunday.

37. LAST GOSPEL

  • The priest saying the Last Gospel, which is really the First words of the beloved Disciple Saint John, represents sending the Apostles into all parts of the world to preach the Gospel and preserving His Holy Church for all time.

Using Mel Gibson’s The Passion of The Christ, Michael Sestak put together the video below to visualize the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Once reading the previous 37 points, the video will better help you understand the priest’s role in re-enacting Christ’s ultimate price.  Note, except for a second of showing Ratzinger towards the end, this video is traditional and a great tool in expounding the appreciation for the timeless One True Mass.

The 37 reasons are taken from The Catholic Church Alone: The One True Church of Christ, Catholic Education Company, New York, 1902, page 551. Thanks to Daily Catholic, for posting. You can find a plethora of Traditional Catholic material there.