From Under the Rubble…The Unholy Alliance
Let’s get one thing straight. Obama couldn’t care less about those Hispanic kids coming over the border.
Here’s how we know: his administration has pushed the most savage pro-abortion policies in our history, both at home and abroad.
And at home, Hispanic babies are much more likely to be aborted in America than children of White or Asian descent. The same is true for Blacks. Obama fights to allow even more.
Abroad, Obama has launched an unholy partnership with billionaire Bill Gates, forcing Hispanic countries to include “family planning” – out-and-out child eradication – if they want any “humanitarian” foreign assistance at all.
Why, then, does Obama want these children in the United States?
This might help:
On July 23, 1942. Adolf Hitler’s secretary, Martin Borman, communicated the Fuehrer’s views to his henchmen in occupied countries.
“The Slavs are to work for us,” he wrote. “In so far as we don’t need them, they may die…. They may use contraception or practice abortion – the more the better. Education is dangerous. It is enough if they can count up to 100. Every educated person is a future enemy.” [William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, p. 939; emphasis added].
Today, school systems across America report that most of the new border crossers now applying for free education this fall – regardless of age – cannot read or write. Many of them speak indigenous tribal languages, and can hardly speak Spanish, let alone English.
For Obama, this dearth of future enemies is all to the good. Moreover, as Dr. Thomas Sowell points out, immigrants bring their culture with them. All of these immigrants come from countries that are among the most corrupt in the world. What party do you think would make them feel most at home in the United States?
Sure – the easy answer to that is, “the Democrats!” But that view ignores the stalwart support for amnesty and massive immigration from both the Republican Party establishment and a powerful phalanx of business lobbyists on Capitol Hill.
Alas, the desire for cheap, barely educated, and easily manipulated labor in this country is bipartisan.
A Bipartisan Ministry of Fear
There is a deeper reason. After 9/11, Dick Cheney led a campaign to convert our country’s domestic life into a state of siege. The so-called “War on Terror” would last to the generation of our grandchildren, he said, and it required the phenomenal growth of the domestic National Security State. According to Frontline, Cheney even kept the most sensitive (and possibly illegal) surveillance programs from George W. Bush, instead directing his own lawyer, David Addington, to store the records in his private safe.
Apparently, the president did not have any “need to know.”
All this was built on the climate of fear – and here, the Republicans would not be outdone. Bush’s 2004 presidential campaign was built not on a sense of trust, or community, or confidence, but on out and out fear. (The “Two Minutes Fear” theme at the convention was right out of The Ministry of Truth. It can be viewed on Youtube here.
In this, Cheney and Obama have had a similar impact. Cheney built the superstructure of the Leviathan, and then passed the torch to Obama, who is finishing the job by stoking domestic lawlessness and chaos.
As Russell Kirk pointed out long ago, when confronted with the choice between liberty and basic social order, even good people will choose order.
Bishops on the Borderline
The most curious member of this tendentious troika is the Catholic bishops of the United States.
In the conflict between the American people and Obama over amnesty, the bishops have sided with Obama. Ironically, this has allied them with the crony capitalists – big business and big finance – who are ostensibly the enemies of the church and the poor, according to Pope Francis.
How could this be?
Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez, the bishops’ leader in their pro-amnesty campaign, puts it bluntly: “Old America” – built on individual initiative, limited government, personal integrity, strong communities, a centuries-old tradition of the rule of law – and, as Tocqueville observed, Christian morality – this “Old America” has failed.
“Our culture is changing,” he told a group of wealthy Catholics in California some years ago. “We have a legal structure that allows, and even pays for, the killing of babies in the womb. Our courts and legislatures are redefining the natural institutions of marriage and the family. We have an elite culture … that is openly hostile to religious faith.”
Agreed. But instead of confronting the elites, Abp. Gomez echoes his fellow bishops in Mexico, who routinely condemn all Americans for our bigotry, nativism, xenophobia, and racism.
What is the good archbishop’s solution?
In his own words, Hispanic immigrants “will bring a new, youthful, entrepreneurial spirit of hard work to our economy” They “are not afraid of hard work or sacrifice [and] the vast majority of them believe in Jesus Christ and love our Catholic Church. They share traditional American values of faith, family and community.”
Indeed, Archbishop Gomez calls Hispanics “the Next America.”
Meanwhile, on the ground, the bishops’ lobbyists ply Washington’s corridors, seeking millions of dollars for programs to house, train, and educate the illegal newcomers. While the bishops condemn the people in the pews who insist that Obama follow the law, the bishops count on the president and his allies in Congress for billions of dollars a year to run their social service agencies.
To borrow a phrase from Pope Francis, they have become “just another NGO” [note: thousands of such “Non-Governmental Organizations” compete for federal taxpayer funding every year].
Obama is the most virulently anti-Catholic president in history, yet the bishops join him in condemning millions of Americans, including Catholic of good will, who oppose his policies.
Cardinal George of Chicago has predicted that this increasingly tyrannical government will one day execute his successor in the public square. Yet our bishops struggle to muster the fortitude to declare their independence from the Leviathan that will wield the sword.
It’s up to the laity to save them.
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