Fr. Rothrock Was Ground Up in The Red Wheel of Marxist Revolution: BLM, Antifa, Fatima, Akita, and Your Bishop

I was irritated but not really surprised this week when Bishop Doherty of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana knee-jerked at the media hounds and suspended pastor Fr. Theodore Rothrock.  What did Father do?  Did he violently lash out at people?  No.  Did he preach error?  No.  Did he commit grave indiscretions of the flesh?  No.  

Fr. Rothrock’s Homily (click for full size of entire page)

You see, Father tried to train his sheep to recognize the Marxist wolves devouring our Church and country.  He used prose to do so and his explanations were unnoticed by the media.  At the long conclusion of many points to show that whatever else “Black Lives Matter” is, the slogan of the name could be no further from what it stands for.  

He called the perpetrators of sedition, revolt, and violence against innocent people “maggots and parasites.”  I’ve seen far worse from saints and doctors of the Church.  St. Paul of the Cross was known to scream: “Parasites, vermin, slaves of hell, go away!”

As with all speech, the test is whether it is true.  Unfortunately, the message of the media and the threatened retaliation against the bishop focused on a false aspect: by a fallacy, they made it appear that Father Rothrock was insulting the people who support the mere slogan.  I’m pasting his actual post to the right so you can read it.  I think it’s plain and easily evident that he was focused on the seditious Marxist socialists revolutionaries.  Aren’t those like maggots and parasites? Let’s ask Russians and Chinese what they think — given enough time, I’m certain they’d have far more colorful descriptors of murderers and seditious traitors.

What’s worse, the news has drug up some old stories on this priest and dragged him through the mud.  This insult, on top of the lies they used to stoke a backlash should cry out to Heaven for vengeance.  Pray for these treacherous ones that they repent before the angels take stock.

It is a very sharp example of the problem in the Church today.  Our Lady of Akita confirmed what Our Lady of Fatima warned:  Russia would spread her errors throughout the world.  Akita made it clear that the battle would be in the Church, as we see with Father Rothrock.  It’s a much bigger problem than Father Rothrock’s suspension, though.  I can go on to many examples where bishops today are brutalizing their sheep into becoming revolutionaries — Beating them over the head with epithets and slogans of progressive transformation and Marxist sloganeering.  Let’s look at their statements against racism and “isms” — by the end of this article, I think you will agree that we are seeing the familiar movement of a Russian dance begun in 1917 by Bolsheviks.

Let’s compare what we’ve seen this year against history and see that we are living the Errors of Russia.  There is a choice in front of us right now:  You either become a good Bolshevik peasant, angered at the old order, and ready to destroy everything of it, or be beaten.

Why do some of our bishops not see this, though?  Why do they complain of systemic oppression and engage in class warfare?  

From where did this come?

Let’s turn to history.  

The 20th Century and Revolution

Solzhenitsyn’s The Red Wheel 1917 gives the following highlights about the beginning of the Russian Revolution:

  • March revolts in St. Petersburg (Russia used the Julian calendar yet, so to them it was February)
    • Riots over bread shortages
    • Stores were looted, windows broken
    • Police Stations were destroyed, burned, attacked
    • The Peasants said that the “people” would become the new police

Today,  Antifa leads riots in the streets and BLM does the same things, even the police stations and “Citizen patrols”:

  • It’s billed as a popular uprising (peasants/commoners/unprivileged)
  • Stores are being looted, windows broken
  • Police and Police Stations attacked
  • Some places are calling for citizen patrols to replace police
  • Statues are being torn down

In October 1917, the April Theses of Lenin had time to circulate and they added some extra activities for the revolution:

  • Calls for the destruction of the old order
  • Churches were destroyed and land taken back by revolution
  • Statues were toppled and replaced

It was a specific goal of Lenin’s theses, number 5 demanded “abolition of the police, the army, and the bureaucracy” and “the salaries of all officials, all of whom are elective and displaceable at any time, not to exceed the average wage of a competent worker.” 

An end of the systemic oppression…  Lenin positioned the average person as oppressed by Imperialists, and the Imperialists exerted their privilege to cause the oppressed to war amongst themselves.   This was presented as a systemic problem requiring revolt.  The people were roused to take back power from the “Imperialists”.

Today, we hear calls for an end to systemic oppression… instead, white privilege is alleged to cause oppression of people of color and to cause them to war.  This is alleged to be a systemic problem, and people are urged to revolt.  

In China, the boxer rebellion had peasant uprisings and an overturning of the old order:

  • Churches Destroyed
  • Fighting extended into the Cathedral of Peking (Beijing)
  • Ended at Our Lady of Peking

The Boxers were a pack of Chinese who fashioned themselves as ideal native Chinese, and they alleged that they were oppressed by Foreigners in their land.  This was seen as systemic oppression and they were urged to revolt and take back the power from the oppressors.

The Soviets kept marching in Moscow until they burned down and destroyed the old order — Christ our Savior cathedral on the Moscow River was destroyed.  In China, they tried to take away the cathedral of Peking (Beijing), but Our Lady halted it.

Today, marches in St. Louis sought to strike and remove the statue of St. Louis:

  • Catholics there prayed the Rosary around the statue
  • Just like the revolutions of old, the protestors got violent, and an old man was subdued and beaten.

In Beijing, Moscow, and Germany, the Church stood as a voice against the revolution.  She has the truth that oppression is from death, and she has the gifts of Our Savior to overcome it.  This revolution around us is a lie, but it is a familiar one.

The Roots of the “Revolution”

Leo XIII said it best:

“Inciting to revolution is treason, not only against man, but also against God.” 

P. Leo XIII, Immortale Dei (Nov. 1, 1885).

Lucifer, as noted by Marx and by Saul Alinsky, was the first revolutionary.  He fought the police of Heaven and sought to remove the “old order” and establish a new one.  St. Michael the archangel, patron of police, cast him out of Heaven and into Hell.  

Lucifer continued the revolution in the Garden, inciting our first parents to revolt, become like Gods, cast off the old order (“God’s laws”) and do something new.  We all know how that ended…

Lucifer’s argument centered on the “new order” Eve would enjoy — she would be free from the systemic oppression of God’s law.  She and Adam would become “like gods”.  With one bite of the apple, they could overthrow oppression and become the new police, the new order, the new bosses.  Every revolution since has this same error.

These revolutions, as Pope Leo XIII remarked, have the same author.  And they have the same tactics over and over again.

Karl Marx, the Satanist, Refined by Lenin’s “Struggle” & Unleashed Worldwide “Revolution”, as told by Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady said it in 1917 at Fatima…  “Russia will spread her errors throughout the world.”

Indeed, the socialist bombings in Chicago in the 1890s (they happened on St. Joseph the Worker) were but a taste of the future “community organizing” and Marxist hotbed of revolution that would become the underbelly of Chicago. (Nevermind this very violent accusation by the Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Human Dignity & Solidarity I posted about a while back).

Russia’s errors did not limit themselves to America, though.  As Our Lady told us, and our brief review of history above mentioned, the whole world.  

Curiously, we need to look at Germany leading up to the 30s. The revolution began as a movement of the KPD, the Communist party in Germany.  In 1924, the KPD formed the Red Front Fighters (Roter Frontkämpferbund).  They would cause bloody riots and make violent acts against the police. It was a peasant/working class movement.  It sought to destroy the police, and brought riots to the streets.  Breaking store shops and attempting to take over the cities.  It sounded a lot like our cities today.  It eventually gelled into a movement against oppressive governance.  Just like at Eden, the people wanted to control the new order.  They wanted to be like gods and rule.  By 1932, they had renamed themselves against Fascism (Antifa).  

The German Antifa was funded by the Stalinists, through the Communist International… the Comintern.   In other words, it had direct ties to Russia, and the same error of the Satan’s Marxist revolution…   establishment of the atheist state, that is, a place where they could become “like gods.”  

Antifa today is the same spoke in the red wheel.  A pinion in the machine of revolution.  BLM is another Marxist pinion in the revolution machine, and their goals reveal it.

Police, Looting, and Riots are the Tactics, but the Strategy of the Revolution is War on All God Made

Antifa began as a German Communist movement in the 1920’s

Today, as Marxism has attempted to overthrow our country, the same old tired revolution plays out in front of us… but we need to look for those same fundamental Marxist ideas to see what we have today.  If these groups are part of the Red Wheel, then they have the same goals.

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that “family privilege”
must end the nuclear family.

Bedrock Marxism is against the nuclear family.  Frederick Engels’ work The Origin of the Family set out the attack plan. According to Engels, the family came into existence as a result of masculine domination of women.  Lenin later, in his titles The Emancipation of Women and Soviet Power and the State of Women refined the attack into economic terms.  

The Protests are the “struggle to radical change,” about which Lenin wrote.  These are the tactics.  The strategy is to embroil everyone in a battle against structural oppression. Racism and Sexism are but just a few of the “structural” oppressions Marxists seek to cure. 

“Popular” Marxist Revolution Fronts, like the Seattle Group in the 60’s

Back in the 60’s, a series of pamphlets now known as the Seattle Group Bulletins (1965-1971) pushed topics of Marxist revolution in the United States.

Here is a quote from those bulletins.  It is very crude, but it delimits precisely the concepts of “struggle” morphed from Marxist revolution.  “The oppression of women is based upon the vagina just as the oppression of the Negro is based upon skin color, and the freedom of one depends upon vaginal freedom just as the freedom of the other means the absence of color discrimination.”  (Stan Iverson, Pamphlet 4, Seattle Group Bulletins, 1966).  Note the struggle?  The temptation of Marxism is that utopia is a place free of oppressive “isms.”   

Iverson laid out the Errors of Russia in apparent terms, note the target is the nuclear family, which Iverson argues is a force of oppression because of the father:

A moral crisis is in one sense nothing more than the subjective search for truth and meaning, and a rebellion against the false, the pretentious and the outmoded. The high tide of the Russian revolution is in a way symbolized by the ease with which marriage and divorce was obtained—then a long step towards sexual freedom—(in each case it involves the mere filling out of a short form in a government office)—while the ebbing of the revolutionary flow was accompanied by a tightening up of divorce laws, and official campaigns against divorce and “moral laxity”. As Charles Beard pointed out, this resulted from a certain failure of the revolution—the re-introduction of inheritance, not it is true the old inheritance of property, but the passing on of influence and educational opportunity, which ensured for his father’s son a place in the bureaucratic over-caste, and therefore a new stress upon that singular property and contractual relationship, the family.

Stan Iverson, Pamphlet 4, Seattle Group Bulletins, 1966

Destroying the family is the center of the “Russian revolution” (their words) a.k.a. Marxism.  There are plenty more shocking things said there, for instance, Iverson praises birth control because it will allow sexual liberation, and that such “liberation” would reach into high schools and grade schools.  It’s most shocking how much candor they have, even referring to it as the “Russian revolution.”   See the republish on this anarchist site.

“Black Lives Matter” is Just a Slogan to Hide the Marxist Revolution

Black Lives Matter (BLM) publishes their own manifesto on their website, under “About Us” and “What we Believe.”  Again, the candor will surprise you, I think.  What’s interesting to me is this very strange quote near the end:

We build a space that affirms Black women and is free from sexism, misogyny, and environments in which men are centered.


We make our spaces family-friendly and enable parents to fully participate with their children. We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work.

We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable.

Black Lives Matter Website > About Us > What We Believe (last visited June 28, 2020).

If that isn’t strange — you thought this movement was about race, right?  Then why attack the family?  Why go out there on sexism?   But check these out as well, more Marxist “struggle” for liberation:

We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise).

We cultivate an intergenerational and communal network free from ageism. We believe that all people, regardless of age, show up with the capacity to lead and learn.


And finally, nestled in the middle, we can see a summary of Lenin’s “struggle” expressed in a clause of the BLM manifesto:

We are guided by the fact that all Black lives matter, regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, ability, disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration status, or location.


That’s not really what you thought BLM was about, now was it?

By its name, its slogan, BLM would make you think that it is only about color.  However, its manifesto presents all the rest of the Marxist struggle as goals of BLM.  Through the protests, attacking police, and looting, it not only believes the rest of the Marxist goals, but it operates just like all the other Marxist revolutionaries since the Bolsheviks.  BLM is just one more spoke in the Red Wheel of Russian Revolution, the Marxist March.

Some Marxists Wear Roman Collars, too

As you read statements from clergy about fighting systemic racist, sexism, and other social activists causes, it begins to become clear the liberation theology (a.k.a. community organizing) is but another pinion in the red machine of the Russian revolution wrought upon us.  Look at this run of the mill tweet by a priest:

Sadly, just as Judas worked for the wrong side, we have social activist clergy today, who seem to provide for the revolution and lead the faithful to go along with its errors.  “Liberation Theology,” as a part of the Marxist goals, seems to be focused on liberating man from God. How demonic to have a priest, an alter Christus, advancing its goals.

Our Lady of Akita tells us that the Culmination of the Revolution is Being Led Out of the Church

Our Lady of Akita had warned us about this revolution within the Church at Akita in 1973.  She said that the Church would be full of those who accept compromises…   Like Judas…  Like Eve…  Eve compromised with the serpent and the first human sin occurred…   the pain for all of us was death.

The Sharp Contrast of the Two Standards:  Kingdom of Revolution vs. Kingdom of Heaven

Let’s stop and see how succinct Our Lady’s warning was – I have reported the full message and compared it to Fatima on an old post.  The full excerpt we want to see here:

  • The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, and bishops against other bishops.
  • The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres…churches and altars sacked;
  • The Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.

Get that part: compromises.  A compromise has several senses, but definitions usually include two concepts: weakening and ruining.   The New Oxford Dictionary gives these definitions:

  1. weaken (a reputation or principle) by accepting standards that are lower than is desirable;
  2. bring into disrepute or danger by indiscreet, foolish, or reckless behavior.  & cause to become vulnerable or function less effectively.

I think that is the perfect word to describe the problems we see across all levels of Mother Church these days.  The first sense of “compromise” is to reach a bargain by making concessions.  Who is bargaining?  Clergy bargaining with the devil.  What are they giving as concessions to reach compromise?  Tradition, the old order, revelation.   

Now, I focused on the verb “compromise”.  I think the same aspects and senses can be derived if it were intended to be the noun.  A compromise is the result of those things.  So, we could reword it to say:  “the church will be full of those who accept standards less than God revealed”.  That would sound like Eve, right?  She weakened God’s warning by rewarding it into “lest perhaps we should die.”  How many Bishops and Cardinals are doing that today?

Similarly, we could reword it to say: “the Church will be full of those who accept scandals like pedophilia.”  Need I parse this one?  This second sense should be self-explanatory.  McCarrick, Wuerl, Bernardin…  any number of other scandals that have brought disrepute to the clergy.   

So it does not matter if we take her word as a noun or a verb because we get to the same understanding.  We have a clergy that has compromised with the devil.  This includes acceptance of the revolution.  The red wheel within the Church.

Compromised or Compromising, It doesn’t matter, the result is the same

Chesterton had quipped in The Thing:

Communism is the Franciscan movement without the moderating balance of the Church.

Chesterton, The Thing

The moderating balance of the Church can only be imposed from shepherds unwilling to compromise away the deposit of faith, right?  Indeed, Judas never gave up his role as an Apostle, even though he compromised and betrayed Our Lord. (For more on Judases in the Church, see this article: Fr. Hardon explain why the Devil is so strong today.)  So it is with the compromised clergy Our Lady of Akita warned of.  From within, like the modernists Pope St. Pius X said, they wish to evade detection and work from the apparent place of clergy, from within.  So it is with the Marxists within the clergy… those who accept compromises.  They are advancing the revolution.

Whatever else can be said of Dom Aelred Graham, the Benedictine Monk in England, he had some good observations of the human effect of the Communist revolution.   In his Catholicism and the World Today, he wrote the following:

The charge that the twentieth-century Christianity is disturbed by a bad conscience is not without point.  We are compelled to the sad conclusion that if professing Christians had always been ready to live up to the gospel, there would have been no room for the appearance of Marxian Communism [Marxism].  The lesson of our deficiency is being dearly bought.

Dom Aelred Graham, Catholicism and the World Today

Leading the Sheep to the Kingdom They’d Inhabit (hint: it ain’t Heaven)

But how are these cardinals, bishops, and priests who make compromises revolting against us?

Play back the history of our church since the 1960s…

  • Haven’t we been told that the old order must be replaced?
  • Haven’t our statues been removed, destroyed, and defaced?
  • Haven’t our beautiful cathedrals, churches, and chapels been closed, whitewashed, and emptied in the name of the new order?

Who lead these things?  It wasn’t the peasants…  it came from the clergy, didn’t it?

And what happened to the established orders in the Church?  Have they not been replaced with citizen patrols of lay readers, lay servers, lay involvement?

What about gender dysphoria?  Was it not introduced in the forceful induction of “inclusive language” by the bishops going back into the 70s and 80s?  Was it not them that told us that we needed to end gendered language in order to be “inclusive?”

In 1973, Our Lady at Akita was warning us quite succinctly that the Revolution was in the Church and war was happening within…

She urged us to pray our rosaries and make reparation to Our Lord.

Instead of social activism (Liberation Theology) and cries for an end to systemic oppressions (racism, gender inclusivity, LGBTQRS+ inclusivity), shouldn’t our pastors and bishops be reminding everyone of the true systemic error afoot, original sin (death)?

The Truth Will Set Us Free (from Revolution)

Again, Dom Aelred Graham, in his Catholicism and the World Today, wrote the following:

The only way to rid the mind of a false idea is to replace it with a true idea.  Communism today must be criticized and exposed as a sham; it cannot be bludgeoned out of existence.

Dom Aelred Graham, Catholicism and the World Today

Our Lady of Fatima did precisely that in her appearance to the little children.  Marxism, it seems, is the same as the revolution from the beginning, and it masks the same enticements and errors as the garden, as the angelic revolt, and as every other revolution so far.  Why did she show the children Hell if not to convince them that 1) it was real; 2) people go there; and, 3) it is terrible?   I can hardly think of anything more systemically oppressive than eternal hellfire, punishment, and a place with no moment of respite.  Ever.  We should rise up against it!  End the old order of Hell!  Abolish it, and its statues and statutes!  In with the new order!

Wait…  we’ve heard this before.  St. John the Baptist lead the way of God’s counter-revolution…   he cried “Repent and make straight the path!”  Be baptized!

Jesus came to fulfill the cries of John the Baptist, and in doing so, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were revealed to us that day.

He destroyed death, and the shackles of hell by his crucifixion and resurrection!

In this, we see the warning of Pope Pius XI, who in Divini Redemptoris (March 19, 1937), told so clearly about the contrast of the Kingdom of Heaven vs. the Kingdom of Marxist Hell Revolution:

Communism is by nature anti-religious.  It considers religion as “the opiate of the people” because the principles of religion which speak of a life beyond the grave dissuade the proletariat from the dream of a soviet paradise [utopia] which is of this world.

P. Pius XI, Divini Redemptoris (March 19, 1937)

Instead of destroying the revelation of God, instead of social activism, we should pray as Our Lady asked us, and follow God’s plan for counter-revolution….

Go back and read Father Rothrock’s post above. I think you’ll see which Kingdom he’s fighting for. God bless him! I wish he was local to me so I could buy him a beer and shake his hand. Maybe a Hail Mary will be enough for now.

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for the Bishop of Lafayette-in-Indiana, and for Fr. Rothrock!

pray for us, too!

This article, Fr. Rothrock Was Ground Up in The Red Wheel of Marxist Revolution: BLM, Antifa, Fatima, Akita, and Your Bishop is a post from The Bellarmine Forum.
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John B. Manos

John B. Manos, Esq. is an attorney and chemical engineer. He has a dog, Fyo, and likes photography, astronomy, and dusty old books published by Benziger Brothers. He is the President of the Bellarmine Forum.
  • Guitarmom says:

    Mr. Manos, kudos on a great article. Please forgive this retired editor: The headline “Our Lady of Akita tells us that the Culmination of the Revolution is Being LEAD Out of the Church” needs to read “Our Lady of Akita tells us that the Culmination of the Revolution is Being LED Out of the Church.” “Lead” when it rhymes with “bed” is a poisonous metal; when it rhymes with “seed” it is the present tense of the verb “to lead.” “Led” (rhymes with “bed”) is both the past tense and past participle of “to lead,” and ought to be used in the context of this headline.

    • John B. Manos says:

      Thanks! And thanks be to God that you found the article good! Hmmm. I wonder it there is room for a pun on this “lead” in the Church! That might the only thing to save this gaffe! 🙂

  • Darren says:

    The one statue that should be torn down, isn’t. The statue of Lenin in Fremont, WA.

    Interesting that the Masonic banner is in the background of the picture.

  • Darren says:

    Compromise. Words matter. I read a good article on The Wanderer Forum. The words “gender dysphoria” should be replaced with “sexual disorientation”. “Gender dysphoria” is too “wishy-washy”. “Sexual disorientation” gets to the heart of the matter. GK Chesterton always said to use words that are direct and not scientific hodge podge for a lack of a better work. I wish I could remember the quote that I read of which I am thinking.

    Using the word gender in replace of the word sex has been a compromise and it is a bad compromise.

    If you are ever back in the Cincinnati area, I’d like to buy you a beer and shake your hand.

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