THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
May 13, 2018
How did it come to this, in America and more and more throughout
the world? Insanity is pervasive, with the good now considered
bad and the bad considered good, with over 40 different genders
rather than just 2 sexes, with abortion and homosexuality
being celebrated as sacraments. There is the incessant assault
against faith, family and life. The Catholic Church is under
attack as well, being the strong institution that can withstand
the assaults of the enemy. But the enemy is now also within
the Church, tearing at her from inside.
Whole generations have been brainwashed. Judeo-Christian values
have been overturned. Totalitarianism by the state is rearing
its ugly head. Religious freedom is threatened and assaulted.
All this has been going on for decades, mostly under the radar.
But now these liberal, progressive, modernist forces are much
more confident, now launching a frontal assault. To confront
and defeat them, we must understand what is going on. Ignorance
and complacency allows these forces to push forward. (Please
read my article on “Cultural Marxism” in the book
“40 Days of Life.”).
How we got to today’s insanity
11, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Having personally lived through
the frightening Cold War era between the Soviet Union and
the West, I probably have a different perspective than many
younger people about how we
got to the widespread insanity we are now experiencing in
Sadly, the youth of the past five decades or so have been
deprived of the teaching of real history. They
have instead been heavily propagandized in schools and universities
with soul and spirit-killing, mind-dumbing, leftist ideological
indoctrination. It seems that the indoctrination
and education deprivation is worse now than it has been since
On-the-street, video-recorded interviews with University students
reveal that many have not a clue about real past history and
current political and social realities. They will fall for
the most ridiculous made-up claims about prominent persons
or news developments. No wonder
there is a snowflake epidemic and collapse of respect for
life, family, sexual morality, religious belief and practice
It has become catastrophic, but all of this has not been happening
by chance. There have been powerful forces that have worked
very hard for many decades to deliberately bring this about.
When we have a very prominent
Catholic Church figure, Cardinal Marx of Germany, lauding
his namesake, Karl Marx, the founder of diabolical communism,
Pope Francis fully resurrecting John Paul-II-condemned Marxist
Liberation theology within the Catholic Church and the rise
of strongly Marxist social radical organizations such as Antifa
and Black Lives Matter, the wise see that we are in deep trouble.
The following article gives a little bit of the picture that
the education and mainstream media institutions of today do
not want anyone to know. It
is an important read, especially for those who treasure faith,
life and family. It explains a lot. It is
not fiction or exaggeration.
Co-Founder and President
How Americans Got Hoodwinked
By Anthony J. DeBlasi
"It gives us a very special,
secret pleasure to see how unaware the people around us are
of what is really happening to them." When he said this,
Hitler could have been speaking about America today. The "secret"
in Nazi Germany and democratic America is that minds were
and are getting washed with propaganda from government and
"official" channels of information and news.
By mid-century, the American press was virtually a branch
of government, and it was a secret only to uninformed citizens
that the public was being hoodwinked.
American labor organizer and former general secretary of the
Communist Party USA, William Z. Foster, spelled out the plan
for America in 1932:
The proletarian revolution in the United States will at
once make a devastating slash into this maze of hypocrisy
and intellectual rubbish. Not less than in the Soviet Union,
it will usher in a profound cultural revolution[.] ...
[Education] will be revolutionized, being cleansed of religious,
patriotic and other features of the bourgeois ideology.
The students will be taught on the basis of Marxian dialectical
materialism, internationalism and the general ethics of
the new Socialist society. Present obsolete
methods of teaching will be superseded by a scientific pedagogy.
Was this just a political rant, like that proliferating throughout
Europe and America after World War I? Or was it the "writing
on the wall" by a vanguard of dedicated enemies of America?
By mid-century, the mission of Marxist activists to transform
America into a Soviet-style collective was considered by many
in the mainstream "a thing of the past" and all
but forgotten. When war broke out in Vietnam in the 1960s,
however, and violent demonstrations on college campuses and
riots erupted across America, older Americans suspected that
the Marxist movement had been relegated to the dustbin of
history too soon. Student confrontations with police became
daily news, blood was spilled, buildings were blown up, in
brutal waves of protest against "the Establishment."
Accused of crimes against humanity, "the Establishment"
was summarily convicted and sentenced to "justice"
according to Marxist rules. In their execution of "justice,"
the younger rebels practiced violence while their seniors
engaged in planning and subversion.
Postwar activists, funded by agents in and out of government,
had geared up to the wholesale
trashing of Western culture, in preparation
for the communist takeover planned early in the 20th century.
Marxists had already begun to inject their poison ideology
in public schools by the start of World War II in a program
of education called "Progressive," designed
to prepare the young for a collectivist society.
How could such a trick be pulled off in a democratic country?
Democracy, according to John Dewey, the "father of Progressive
Education," is a tool, not a form of government. That's
how. A twist of words converted the will of the people into
the will of the State!
By the time of the 1960s uprisings, it was clear to all but
the blind that America was under attack from within. Where
were the news media reports of subversion? Why was the public
kept from knowing, for example, that the Soviet Union provided
$1 billion to the U.S. anti-war movement (AKA peace movement)?
I was aware of the deadly mixture of truth and falsehood being
fed the public in the news, on campus, in the school room,
in church – distortions of truth dressed in noble language
that concealed the intent of political rebels "to demolish
beyond hope of repair the engine of Western metaphysics"
– to use the words of J. Hillis Miller, an outspoken
academician of the political left.
The Vietnam War was fuel for the social firestorm breaking
out across America in the 1960s, staged and started by rebels
and dissenters of every stripe. The Vietnam War – let
it be clear – was an excuse, not a cause for the violence
on this side of the Pacific. Where were the brigades of concerned
citizens to quell the skirmishes and fight the battles? –
where the groundswell of voices drowning the political drivel
in the press, on TV, on college campuses? In a country where
part of a soldier's oath is to "support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign
and domestic" – for which they were sent
to all corners of the world – such "oversight"
of internal warfare amounted to treachery!
Regardless of congressional action like that of Senator Joseph
McCarthy to identify communists in an effort to quash plots
against the government, and despite the abundance of anti-communist
commentary and calls to action from books, pamphlets, periodicals,
talk programs, and church leaders, no effective measures were
put in place by the government to counter the threat to the
American way of life. And instead of sounding an alarm to
alert the public that their way of life was being threatened,
the mainstream news media continued to justify and support
the 1960s social revolution and its culture-bashing aftermath.
By the 1980s, an entire new
generation was disoriented. School and media had turned young
minds toward an ideology at odds with America's founding principles
and values. Americans progressively lost their moral bearings
and their identity as Americans. Marxist activists and other
crusaders for a collectivist nation had by now taken positions
of leadership in academia, government, and church. Public
schools were beginning to pit students against their parents
and filling their heads with ideas calculated to undermine
the core values of their country and heritage.
Americans who got all their news from the mainstream press
or TV were unaware that a culture war had broken out across
the country. Mainstream media reporters, allegedly on the
side of truth, were either ignorant or complicit. Reporting
the truth, never safe, was more than ever a sure way of getting
fired. If you, as an honest writer or editor, didn't like
what was going on, you could join the ranks of publications
and organizations that were blacklisted or struggling
to get the word out.
As in "the invasion of the body-snatchers," America
changed from a relatively free and happy land to a fretful
and contentious one. The atmosphere throughout the land soured,
with a slew of legally backed prescriptions for thought, speech,
and behavior, facetiously dubbed "political
correctness" – rules that pit oppressor class against
victim class (a Marxist trick to divide and control people).
Most damaging was the fact that these "politically correct"
instructions were being fed to schoolchildren and reinforced
in the mainstream media by groups and agencies that were
not elected by or represented the people.
The left's brainwashing of American
minds was accompanied by a progressive deterioration of morality,
due in great measure to the failure of religious leaders to
publicly condemn those in the public eye who acted amorally
or immorally. "Anything goes" hoaxes
against the mind (such as the so-called "sexual revolution")
to detach the mind from the heart weakened the moral sense
and the mental acuity of mainstream Americans. It also weakened
the initiative and enterprising spirit that once formed the
character of American society.
All the foregoing said, it must be everyone's hope and prayer
that the long journey back to political and social sanity
be conducted with honesty and love for one another.
Anthony J. DeBlasi is a Korean War veteran and lifelong
defender of Western culture.
This article originally appeared in American Thinker and is
re-published with permission of the author.