Father Grou in his book of meditations from St. Agustine, states that the Paganism of his day could not be decried too much. Education and therefore society looked to the fables and fantastic stories of the pagans for inspiration and guidance. It was the immoral and self-centered pride of the heroes and heroines, not to mention of the pagan gods and goddesses themselves, that greatly influenced the youth of his day. To be great one must emulate those that are presented and believed to be such. The revival of the pagan "classics" was actually nothing but a step back in the progress of morals and virtue.
This pagan influence is still with us today, but there is a more subtle and dangerous influence lurking about us. This evil influence is filled with a more subtle pride and self-centeredness. It is subtler because it is masked by the appearance of Christianity and apparent virtue. It is none other than Protestantism. The whole idea of salvation by faith alone is a very attractive one to the spiritually lazy, but especially to the evil and perverse. Our society has held up the "great" men of Protestantism, for us to emulate. They have become our heroes. They fill up our history books, and little or nothing is ever mentioned of the great Catholic men who should be our inspiration and role models.
What "great" men and events are remembered from American "history"? Society and modern history will have us recall Christopher Columbus, but the fact that he was a Catholic and sailed for a Catholic country is quickly passed over. Those who are famous and emphasized are the Protestant leaders of this country. Men who came to this world to make money or to escape the ugly persecutions inflicted by the more powerful and myopic elder brother sects of Talmudic-Protestantism are the heroes. This country is historically considered a colony of Protestant England. There are few if any students who ever stop and wonder how it came about that a Catholic discovers this new world and without any rhyme or reason it suddenly became an English colony.
We seldom if ever hear of any Spanish influence in America. Is it because Spain had no influence? Or is it perhaps because Spain was Catholic and our Protestant history book authors do not wish us to compare the Protestant influence and effects of their "colonization" with that of Catholic Spain?
What was the religious attitude of the Protestant colonizer compared with that of the Catholic?
The Protestant came to America to find freedom for the practice of his own particular brand of Protestantism. He sought to establish a state for the exclusive practice of his own brand of "theology". He was completely bigoted and prejudiced against any and all who were not of the same race or creed. The only Protestant sect that was in any way tolerant of other people was the Quakers. This was not because of any virtue on the part of these people, but more because of a pacifist "theology" which they followed. They were just as prejudiced as the rest, but their prejudiced actions were restrained in a bit by their pacifism. We see that the natives who were living here were either forced into selling the land or just physically pushed off it. If either of these two methods did not work then they were murdered. There was to be no toleration of these people because they were not of the same race or creed as these narrow-minded Protestant bigots. (It is typically a Talmudic-Protestant concept that those of different races are not human and may be treated as such.) There was no missionary activity towards these natives or anyone else of a different race. The Protestant colonizer was completely and unashamedly proud and self-centered.
The Catholic on the other hand came and sought not to take over and destroy those who were here before, but they came with the idea of instructing and bringing the grace of salvation to these natives. Catholic France established few colonies, compared to Protestant England. They invested their time in trading and exploring to establish communication with these natives, and there was generally a Catholic priest with the explorers and traders who gave something much more precious than the information or animal skins that the traders brought back. The Catholic looked upon the native as a fellow human being who was likewise created in the image and likeness of God and was called by God to one day join Him in Heaven. Thus, it was truly an act of love and self-sacrifice that brought the priest to the native. It was the Catholic priest who brought salvation and Christian civilization to the pagan.
Catholic Spain, who is virtually eclipsed in modern American history, has perhaps had a greater honor than any other in her contributions to the "New World." Her attitude is truly that of a good Christian. She sent priests and missionaries to instruct and baptize natives. The natives were not pushed aside or considered as non-human, they were civilized and considered equal to the Spaniard; equal humans, equal citizens, and equal Catholics. As such there was not any taboo concerning intermarriage. There was never the label of second class citizen or second class humans. All were created by the same God and have the same destiny and all are equal in the eyes of God. Thus, the Catholics freely mixed and associated and dealt with the natives. Even with the Negroes from Africa who were brought to this country as slaves, we see that the Spaniard had no difficulty associating with them and elevating them to the same station as themselves. There was no taboo or prejudice which forbad their intermarriage. The taboo, segregation and prejudice, again was totally a Talmudic-Protestant attitude.
The beautiful practice and belief in the equality of all men regardless of their race or station in life has been historically attested by many honest observers who have compared the Spanish Catholic customs with those of the Protestant.
"It is a Spanish maxim `Never magnify any man for his riches, nor esteem him less for his poverty, however great it may be.' And again: `The dignity of the man must rise in proportion as his rank descends.' An English traveler, Mr. Scott, says: `There is no such thing as a Spanish snob; that odious social monstrosity is indigenous only to Anglo-Saxon soil.'
"Châteaubriand observes that: `One can never remark in Spain any of those servile airs and turns of expression which announce abjection of thoughts or degradation in mind. The language of the great seigneur and of the peasant is the same, the greeting the same, the customs, the compliments, the manners are the same.' Another writer remarks that `servants are treated with a sweetness very different from our affected politeness, which only reminds them every moment of the inferiority of their condition.'
" Within these coaches might be witnessed perfect specimens of Brazilian manners. A person accustomed to the distant care-for-no-one airs, which are generally observed in the New York stages, might be a little surprised that so much friendly attention and politeness could prevail among perfect strangers, who might happen to meet each other in these vehicles. It might be equally surprising to see that no one was excluded on account of color." (Catholic and Protestant Countries Compared, by Father Alfred Young, 1895, pp. 113-15).
The most beautiful example of the true Christian attitude came with the Spanish Franciscans, and the Spanish Southwest missions. History has completely overshadowed the fact that it was the Catholic missionaries who made it safe for the "white" man to enter and explore the great West. Even though these missionary cities often still bear their Catholic Franciscan names, few know that these cities were named by Catholics in honor of Catholic Saints. Even fewer know of the great history that Catholics have brought to this New World.
If the Spanish Catholics had such a great influence in this New World, why is it that we hear so little of this?
"Winners write the history books, so, even though the Spanish dominated the New World for almost a century before the English settlers arrived in Jamestown, the Spanish were eventually supplanted in North America and the new era of English supremacy began." (Don't Know Much About History, Kenneth C. Davis, 1995, p. 11)
The Protestants moved in, betrayed all the trust that the Catholics had established with the natives, burned the Catholic Churches and missions, chased the natives out of the land, and hunted them down like animals.
Does anyone wonder why in the French and Indian War the Indians fought with the French (Catholics) against the English (Protestants)? It is really no mystery. The French (Catholics) treated the natives as humans and traded with them as equals. The English (Protestants) never traded with the natives as equals, and more often than not they just took what they wanted from the natives not even considering them as humans nor as someone with even basic natural rights.
"In 1819 he (Jackson, who later became president.) embarked on an illegal war against the Seminoles of Florida. Claiming that Florida, still in Spanish hands, was a sanctuary for escaped slaves and marauding Indians, Jackson invaded the territory, unleashing a bloody campaign that left Indian villages and Spanish forts smoldering. Jackson's incursion set off a diplomatic crisis, eventually forcing the Spanish to sell Florida to the United States in 1819 on terms highly favorable to the Americans. Again,(This had become a pattern for him.) Jackson became governor of the newly conquered territory. As a land speculator, Jackson knew that he and his friends would profit handsomely by moving the Indians off the land. (The Indians apparently had no problem living there when it was in Catholic Spain's possession!)
"But the harsh treatment of the Indians by Jackson as a general, as well as throughout earlier American history, was later transformed. It went from popular anti-Indian sentiment and sporadic regional battles to official federal policy initiated under Jackson and continued by his successor, Martin Van Buren. The tidy word given this policy was `removal' The Indians called it the Trail of Tears (ibid. p. 121)
Jackson is quoted as saying it is "better to move them, than to slaughter them." Which was already happening.
"Contrary to popular sentiment of the day and history's continuing misrepresentation, the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole tribes had developed societies that were not only compatible with white culture, but even emulated European styles in some respects. The Cherokees, at the time of their removal, were not nomadic savages. In fact, they had assimilated many European-style customs, including the wearing of gowns by Cherokee women. They built roads, schools, and churches, had a system of representational government, and were becoming farmers and cattle ranchers. A written Cherokee language had also been perfected by a warrior named Sequoya. The Cherokees even attempted to fight removal legally by challenging the removal laws in the Supreme Court and by establishing an independent Cherokee Nation." (Ibid. p. 122)
This white Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASP) superiority complex did not end with the boarders of America. "One popular writer of 1885 was the clergyman Josiah Strong, who argued that the United States was the true center of Anglo-Saxon virtue and was destined to spread it over the world. `This powerful race,' wrote Strong in the best-selling book OUR COUNTRY, `will move down upon Mexico, down upon Central and South America, out upon the islands of the sea, over upon Africa and beyond.' `Can any one doubt that the result of this competition of races will be the "survival of the fittest"? Strong left no doubt as to who he thought the `fittest' were." (ibid., p. 217)
The Spanish American War was another attack of the Protestants against the Catholics. The ostensible reason for the war was to "liberate" Cuba, a Spanish Catholic colony. America acted the part of the outraged sympathizer. It was a convenient excuse. The true reason was the prejudiced Protestants knew there was already a black republic in Haiti, and they did not want another one in Cuba.
The Cubans were not trying to fight off the Catholic Spanish and gain their freedom, but the Talmudic-Protestants needed a reason to destroy the Catholic influence in the New World. "When the artist Frederick Remington (1861-1909) went to Cuba to send back pictures for Hearst's papers, he told his boss he couldn't find a war. `You furnish the pictures,' Hearst responded in a fury. `I'll furnish the war.'" (ibid. p. 219)
The Battleship Maine mysteriously exploded while anchored in Havana harbor. America claimed it was caused by a mine in the harbor, Spanish authorities assert it was an internal explosion, perhaps in the heavily loaded ship's magazine. Nonetheless the Protestant battlecry arose: "Remember the Maine! To hell with Spain!"
After declaring war with Spain, America launched a surprise attack on Spanish Philippines. Spain was not prepared for this war now fought on two different fronts and sued for peace. President McKinley announces the following terms: independence for Cuba; the United States takes control of Puerto Rico; the United States will occupy Manila until further negotiations. The Filipinos did not want American control and there was a Philippine incursion that was bloodier than the one with Spain. Since the Filipinos were "brown" the bigoted Protestant Americans were able to remove all excuses for civility in their treatment of the natives. In this war there were massive strikes against civilians, war atrocities, and a brutality that had been missing from American wars with white Europeans.
President Roosevelt continued this Protestant bigotry. In 1904 he sent troops into the Dominican Republic, which had reneged on debts to Great Britain (most probably Talmudic bankers in Great Britain). Roosevelt put Americans in charge of Dominican revenues until the debt problem was solved. "Though effective, Roosevelt's overbearing treatment of nations he viewed as racially inferior won America no friends in Latin America, which had been reduced to a collection of vassal states.
"Ironically, in the wake of policing the Caribbean and overseeing the subjugation of the Philippines, Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize by mediating an end to the Russo-Japanese War in 1905 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Divvying up substantial chunks of Asia, the treaty may have created more trouble than it solved. Japan got Korea and guaranteed that it would leave its hands off the Philippines, now in the American `sphere of influence.' But the high-handedness of Roosevelt's dealings left a bitter taste in the Japanese mouths." (ibid. p. 228)
There is much more that could be said, but hopefully this little bit has been enough to whet the desire for truth and has opened up a few eyes to the reality around us. It is a shame that Catholics are so ignorant of their wonderful heritage. It is a crime that Catholics are made to feel ashamed or embarrassed for things they should be rightly proud of. The good things in the history of this world were by and large, made possible by true and faithful Catholics. The evil that is in our history (whether recorded or conveniently omitted) is by and large, the work of Talmudic-Protestants who knowingly or unknowingly are working for Satan and the overthrow of Christ's kingdom and His Mystical Body here on earth.
Let us hold up the great Catholic heroes of the Faith for our emulation and that of our children. Let us denounce as loudly and openly as we can the evil hypocrisy of the Talmudic-Protestants this country has had the misfortune to call its leaders. And let us not forget that only true Catholics can be true patriots!
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