“A world government beyond all control”

This powerful statement signed by several Catholic bishops and archbishops (and many others) is the first major institutional attack on the madness that is currently engulfing the world. It comes not a moment too soon. Here is the statement in its entirety:

In this time of great crisis, we Pastors of the Catholic Church, by virtue of our mandate, consider it our sacred duty to make an Appeal to our Brothers in the Episcopate, to the Clergy, to Religious, to the holy People of God and to all men and women of good will. This Appeal has also been undersigned by intellectuals, doctors, lawyers, journalists and professionals who agree with its content, and may be undersigned by those who wish to make it their own.

The facts have shown that, under the pretext of the Covid-19 epidemic, the inalienable rights of citizens have in many cases been violated and their fundamental freedoms, including the exercise of freedom of worship, expression and movement, have been disproportionately and unjustifiably restricted. Public health must not, and cannot, become an alibi for infringing on the rights of millions of people around the world, let alone for depriving the civil authority of its duty to act wisely for the common good. This is particularly true as growing doubts emerge from several quarters about the actual contagiousness, danger and resistance of the virus. Many authoritative voices in the world of science and medicine confirm that the media’s alarmism about Covid-19 appears to be absolutely unjustified.

We have reason to believe, on the basis of official data on the incidence of the epidemic as related to the number of deaths, that there are powers interested in creating panic among the world’s population with the sole aim of permanently imposing unacceptable forms of restriction on freedoms, of controlling people and of tracking their movements. The imposition of these illiberal measures is a disturbing prelude to the realization of a world government beyond all control.

We also believe that in some situations the containment measures that were adopted, including the closure of shops and businesses, have precipitated a crisis that has brought down entire sectors of the economy. This encourages interference by foreign powers and has serious social and political repercussions. Those with governmental responsibility must stop these forms of social engineering, by taking measures to protect their citizens whom they represent, and in whose interests they have a serious obligation to act. Likewise, let them help the family, the cell of society, by not unreasonably penalizing the weak and elderly, forcing them into a painful separation from their loved ones. The criminalization of personal and social relationships must likewise be judged as an unacceptable part of the plan of those who advocate isolating individuals in order to better manipulate and control them.

We ask the scientific community to be vigilant, so that cures for Covid-19 are offered in honesty for the common good. Every effort must be made to ensure that shady business interests do not influence the choices made by government leaders and international bodies. It is unreasonable to penalize those remedies that have proved to be effective, and are often inexpensive, just because one wishes to give priority to treatments or vaccines that are not as good, but which guarantee pharmaceutical companies far greater profits, and exacerbate public health expenditures. Let us also remember, as Pastors, that for Catholics it is morally unacceptable to develop or use vaccines derived from material from aborted fetuses.

We also ask government leaders to ensure that forms of control over people, whether through tracking systems or any other form of location-finding, are rigorously avoided. The fight against Covid-19, however serious, must not be the pretext for supporting the hidden intentions of supranational bodies that have very strong commercial and political interests in this plan. In particular, citizens must be given the opportunity to refuse these restrictions on personal freedom, without any penalty whatsoever being imposed on those who do not wish to use vaccines, contact tracking or any other similar tool. Let us also consider the blatant contradiction of those who pursue policies of drastic population control and at the same time present themselves as the savior of humanity, without any political or social legitimacy. Finally, the political responsibility of those who represent the people can in no way be left to “experts” who can indeed claim a kind of immunity from prosecution, which is disturbing to say the least.

We strongly urge those in the media to commit themselves to providing accurate information and not penalizing dissent by resorting to forms of censorship, as is happening widely on social media, in the press and on television. Providing accurate information requires that room be given to voices that are not aligned with a single way of thinking. This allows citizens to consciously assess the facts, without being heavily influenced by partisan interventions. A democratic and honest debate is the best antidote to the risk of imposing subtle forms of dictatorship, presumably worse than those our society has seen rise and fall in the recent past.

Finally, as Pastors responsible for the flock of Christ, let us remember that the Church firmly asserts her autonomy to govern, worship, and teach. This autonomy and freedom are an innate right that Our Lord Jesus Christ has given her for the pursuit of her proper ends. For this reason, as Pastors we firmly assert the right to decide autonomously on the celebration of Mass and the Sacraments, just as we claim absolute autonomy in matters falling within our immediate jurisdiction, such as liturgical norms and ways of administering Communion and the Sacraments. The State has no right to interfere, for any reason whatsoever, in the sovereignty of the Church. Ecclesiastical authorities have never refused to collaborate with the State, but such collaboration does not authorize civil authorities to impose any sort of ban or restriction on public worship or the exercise of priestly ministry. The rights of God and of the faithful are the supreme law of the Church, which she neither intends to, nor can, abdicate. We ask that restrictions on the celebration of public ceremonies be removed.

We should like to invite all people of good will not to shirk their duty to cooperate for the common good, each according to his or her own state and possibilities and in a spirit of fraternal charity. The Church desires such cooperation, but this cannot disregard either a respect for natural law or a guarantee of individual freedoms. The civil duties to which citizens are bound imply the State’s recognition of their rights.

We are all called to assess the current situation in a way consistent with the teaching of the Gospel. This means taking a stand: either with Christ or against Christ. Let us not be intimidated or frightened by those who would have us believe that we are a minority: Good is much more widespread and powerful than the world would have us believe. We are fighting against an invisible enemy that seeks to divide citizens, to separate children from their parents, grandchildren from their grandparents, the faithful from their pastors, students from teachers, and customers from vendors. Let us not allow centuries of Christian civilization to be erased under the pretext of a virus, and an odious technological tyranny to be established, in which nameless and faceless people can decide the fate of the world by confining us to a virtual reality. If this is the plan to which the powers of this earth intend to make us yield, know that Jesus Christ, King and Lord of History, has promised that “the gates of Hell shall not prevail” (Mt 16:18).

Let us entrust government leaders and all those who rule over the fate of nations to Almighty God, that He may enlighten and guide them in this time of great crisis. May they remember that, just as the Lord will judge us Pastors for the flock which he has entrusted to us, so will He also judge government leaders for the peoples whom they have the duty to defend and govern.

With faith, let us beseech the Lord to protect the Church and the world. May the Blessed Virgin, Help of Christians, crush the head of the ancient Serpent and defeat the plans of the children of darkness.

8 May 2020
Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii

3 thoughts on ““A world government beyond all control”

  1. I am increasingly seeing people taking a stand against the lock down. In US Wisconsin, I believe, the AG determined the lock down was unconstitutional and unenforceable. And YET when I post about opening the economy before it crashes, killing hundreds of millions, I still get people fighting me saying, “You want to save Trump’s economy by killing your grandmother.” They obviously never met my grandma. But the point is, I am not talking about Trump’s anything, but rather the US and global economy. The poorest people in all countries are the least likely to be able to work from home or to have savings. Starvation began IMMEDIATELY in some places where the poorest people were paid daily, bought food, ate it and worked again the nest day. Now, however, after two or three months of lock down, even middle-class families in the world’s richest country are financially stressed.
    A few criticized my stance saying “You are willing to kill just for a few dollars.” But it is not a few dollars we are talking about, it it is millions and millions of unemployed around the world who are going to run out of food soon. Additionally, police in US and Canada, contrary to popular belief, are human and live in the same communities they patrol. Forcing them to enforce draconian policies, such as arresting a barber or a new video that popped up today of Canadian police entering a home, arresting the occupants and taking them to hospital…the only way reasonable people can deal with committing these unreasonable acts is by turning off their humanity.
    You can research this concept, related to how normal citizens with normal job became torturers and killers in concentration camps. Once you condition the police to turn off their humanity then they will enforce ANY law, at ANY human cost. And in a country with more guns and lawyers than people, this is all leading to a horrible civil war. Emotionally, psychologically, one way this is already impacting everyone is growing resentment toward civil servants who are drawing a salary every month, but telling everyone else not to go to work. If you were to write a textbook on how to cause a civil war, this would be lesson 6.

    • And YET when I post about opening the economy before it crashes, killing hundreds of millions, I still get people fighting me saying, “You want to save Trump’s economy by killing your grandmother.”

      Two things jump out at me here. First, it’s really astounding that the whole world has been PSYOP-ed into believing that the experimental Chinese approach of shutting down one’s economy and society is the optimal way of protecting the elderly from a respiratory virus.

      Second, that the world’s most expensive healthcare system can continue to serve the elderly (or anyone else) in the absence of a functioning economy to fund it.

    • Bullseye.

      It’s disturbing that people are thinking about this as a partisan issue. Despite the perception created by the media and certain politically charged protests, there is a populist groundswell of opposition to the lockdowns, joined by people such as Joe Rogan, Elon Musk and David Portnoy (founder of Barstool Sports) – all independent/libertarian or at least not hardcore Republican types (Rogan endorsed the Democrat Bernie Sanders).

      At this point it should be obvious to anyone who has been paying the slightest attention that: 1) the “pandemic” is vastly less dangerous than we have been led to believe and 2) the “lockdown” measures, if they continue much longer, will totally destroy the US economy (perhaps we should call it “wealth” or “prosperity” or even just “money” for those who are a bit slow on the uptake and think that the “economy” is something that only bankers care about), in addition to their other baleful effects in terms of the suspension of civil liberties and social life.

      A growing number of Americans *do* realize this, which is encouraging, but unfortunately the Establishment still seems to be firmly on the side of the Forever Lockdown strategy, or its latest variant, the Endless Phased Reopening with Heavy Restrictions Until We Get a Vaccine (LOL) strategy.

      As you know, when the lockdowns were imposed in mid-March, they were sold as a temporary measure to “flatten the curve” of infections and prevent the healthcare system from being overburdened. The lockdowns were widely expected to last for two or perhaps four weeks. We are now TWO MONTHS into this madness, with the rationalization for mass house arrest morphing from “flatten the curve” to something more like “save every single life no matter what the cost.” The dawning realization that we have been conned, that a massive bait-and-switch has occurred, is fueling tremendous public anger.

      In some cases, the clash between the populist backlash and the Establishment’s demented doubling-down has taken on a comical aspect, as when the Michigan governor indirectly threatened to extend the stay-at-home orders *because of* the protests against her orders. (“I do think the fact of the matter is these protesters in a perverse way make it likelier we’re going to have to stay in a stay-at-home posture.”) Bizarrely, the mainstream media is siding with the governors who have decided that they ALONE have the right to decide when the plebs shall be allowed to leave their homes, get a haircut, etc. – without any intervention from the legislature or the courts.

      The bigger story may be that this is all leading to the creation of a China or South Korea-style high-tech panopticon where everyone is tracked and monitored forever – to keep us “safe and healthy,” of course – assuming that we even have things like working smartphones after the massive global economic implosion that is sure to result from indefinite lockdowns.

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