Much is being revealed in the way some Hillary Clinton supporters are behaving in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election to the Presidency of the United States.
For instance, there are the teary-eyed teenagers and young adults taking up space at so-called “institutions of learning” who, ever since the election results were made final in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, have been rendered practically catatonic and left curled up in a fetal position (which is ironic given their attitude toward infanticide).
This implies, of course, that for every emotionally paralyzed student there is at least one equally unhinged parent or guardian that provided the dysfunctional home in which they were raised.
In many places, there are evidently a boatload of irresponsible educators on hand only too pleased to abandon to important work of teaching in favor of coddling the sniveling little drama queens.
Speaking of drama queens, there are the apoplectic Hollywood hypocrites and news media leftists who are using the public forum with which they’ve been blessed to label 50+ million hard working Americans as “uneducated racists and homophobes” thus inciting raw hatred while hiding behind slogans allegedly promoting “love.”
Then there are those who must be understood and engaged, not just as whiners and whackos, but for the criminals that they truly are; namely, those who have no respect whatsoever for the rule of law and have since taken to the streets to disrupt the lives of as many other citizens as possible.
Most on the other side, both in the U.S. and abroad, seem to be looking upon this spectacle with a degree of incredulity; stunned, as it were, by the sheer senselessness of it all.
As with most things, however, simply taking a step back and viewing the situation through the lens of Catholic tradition provides a great deal of clarity – in the present case, enough to make it clear that the unseemly behavior of the #notmypresident crowd actually makes perfect sense.
You see, the one thing that all of the aforementioned Hillary supporters have in common is that their behavior is a natural byproduct of “liberalism;” not as defined by political pundits, but as taught by the Magisterium of the Holy Catholic Church.
In the words of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, “liberalism” may be broadly understood as a “disposition of the soul that leads a man to deny the sovereignty of God and to refuse to submit to it.” (cf Against the Heresies)
Sure, it is commonplace for the practitioners of liberalism to claim allegiance to God – importantly, however, not as made known according to Divine revelation, but only insofar as they choose to define Him.
When liberalism as such is embraced, the self is elevated above all else. Ultimately, therefore, the liberal is left to think and to act according only to the dictates of unconstrained personal opinion; i.e., “to deny the sovereignty of God and to refuse to submit to it.” (ibid.)
In so denying God, liberalism necessarily entails the denial of objective truth itself, and this, of course, is the very definition of what it means to abandon reason and intelligence.
By contrast, authentic liberty “belongs only to those who have the gift of reason or intelligence.” (cf Pope Leo XIII, Libertas)
Pope Leo XIII further contrasts liberalism and liberty thus:
The unanimous consent and judgment of men, which is the trusty voice of nature, recognizes this natural liberty in those only who are endowed with intelligence or reason; and it is by his use of this that man is rightly regarded as responsible for his actions. For, while other animate creatures follow their senses, seeking good and avoiding evil only by instinct, man has reason to guide him in each and every act of his life. (ibid.)
When liberalism is embraced; objective truth thereby having been denied, what remains in the aftermath is little more than abject emotionalism that serves to feed man’s inclination toward evil.
It is with all of this in mind that such things as young adults wailing in fear of phantom incursions against their precious little “rights,” news personalities nodding in agreement to the claim that Trump’s election was a “whitelash against a black president” (even though Hillary-of-the-Hamptons is about as pale skinned as they come), and local government officials doing their level best to incite a “national shutdown on inauguration day” makes perfect sense.
Each and every one of the truly deplorable persons mentioned above, and others like them, are operating on emotional auto-pilot; having long since chosen to abandon reason and intelligence in favor of elevating personal opinion over objective truth.
In other words, these are the actions of individuals who have chosen to coronate themselves; claiming an autonomy that proposes to reign over and against the Sovereignty of Almighty God.
And now for the bitterest observation of all:
The reason so many have done so is, first and foremost, because those who have been charged with proclaiming the Social Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the name of Holy Mother Church have been failing in that duty for more than half-a-century.
Our Lady warned us. We’ve ignored her. And now we’re paying the price.
This all started with Vatican II. In his speech, PPVI declares that the Council has inaugurated a new man centered religion, along with the qualities of this new god. These pathetic reactions to a political election, should remind us of the words of Our Lord, “Without Me you can do nothing” and the words of Our Lady at Fatima, “Only I can help you”.
“…living man, man all wrapped up in himself, man who makes himself not only the center of his every interest but dares to claim that he is the principle and explanation of all reality…man as the tragic actor of his own plays, man as the superman of yesterday and today, ever frail, unreal, selfish and savage, man unhappy with himself as he laughs and cries…” -Pope Paul VI, Closing Speech at Vatican II, 12/07/65.
Widespread diabolical narcissism.
I think we need to see what he does with the first SC nominee before we think that the “country is a better place”. Lets see what he does. This person, just because he is better than the evil one (hillary), is not necessarily good. Lets see who he pushes through to the SC after jan 21 and then lets see if he even gets a shot at two more, which will likely depend on the mid-terms in 2018. Nothing has changed….lets all take a deep breath. This clown was never a CATHOLIC candidate. His “nice” acceptance speech, and his words after he met with Obama, is already bad news.
Our buddy Scalia failed us at every turn…..and the next SCJ is simply supposed to take the place of Scalia. Yeah, we arent even close right now to the point where our country stops slaughtering innocent babies.
On this, you will get no argument from me.
‘I think we need to see what he does with the first SC nominee before we think that the “country is a better place”.’
The election has already made the USA a better place in three ways, 1) immigration, 2) immigration and 3) immigration. President Trump will close the floodgates and deport violent criminals. Having a POTUS that will defend the Second Amendment is another big plus. Trump’s victory automatically makes the country a better place.
I voted Trump but in no way do I think all is well . I for one will continue to double down in my rosaries and daily prayers for the new administration and continue to fervently pray for the Consecration of Russia. The powers that be will never relent ….reason clearly confirms that fact for this poor sinner. The prostitute MSM is going to town on Trump walking back from some of his promises and Craig’s list has more than a few fools advertising their services at a price for protesting Trumps presidency. There is no honeymoon period for this President elect , not a word of congratulation from Jorge. I’m afraid I’m too thin skinned , thank God I have Our Lady and Her Promises .
Not having to look at or listen to Hillary makes this country a better place.
Your wise words are the hard, cold truth, Louie.
Well said, Theresa.
I agree with you. Im talking simply about the abortion issue. For that to get overturned we have a long road ahead of us.
It also doesn’t help that many of these emo young people and probably their parents are taking neuro-toxic psychotropic prescription drugs that chemically lobotomize them and trap them in their emotional and instinctive brains. Up to ONE THIRD of the American population is currently taking a psychotropic drug (anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic). These drugs are basically uppers, downers and chemical straight jackets that impede the full use of the intellect and reason. Then of course their emotionalism and narcissism is fed by the media, education, and the Novus Ordo Church…and they act ridiculous and like toddlers.
There is an enormous war going on in our country right now. Evil is coming at us from every side…within the Church, in the media, in the entire education establishment, in government, in business, AND in medicine. The military is being infiltrated (can’t have a NWO without the force of arms to back it up) too. Then of course there is our water being poisoned with hormones and chemicals, our food with antibiotics, hormones and pesticides, our personal products loaded with chemicals and even the clothes and furniture we buy.
The enemy is in FULL ON ATTACK mode. I can think of no place on Earth he has not either utterly conquered or has a major hand. We are being saturated in evil both spiritually and physically. Either these be the end times, or Our Lord is mighty angry. I’m thinking the latter.
Spot on MMC!