Pope Benedict and the virtuocratic world government strategy

Everybody knows that His Holiness reads my blog.  First, he endorsed the Adam Webb/Bonald Christian-Muslim antiliberal alliance strategy.  Now, the Vatican seems to be following through on the next aspect of Webb’s plan.  Webb thinks victory depends on the virtuocratic elites from each civilization coming together and establishing an international order.  Christians, Muslims, Confucians, and Hindus must create a world order based on our shared vision of man as having a transcendent horizon, before the liberals form a world order based on an individualist, materialist vision of man.  Such an order, Webb assures the demots, will respect the particularities of regional culture far better than a liberal order would.

Why, everybody wonders, is the supposedly ultra-conservative Vatican so hot for world government?  Don’t they realize they’re just empowering their persecutors?  Well, one must remember that empires have not always been bad for the Church.  She was not happy to see the Roman Empire fall.  Even in times of schism she was concerned enough for Byzantium to raise crusades on its behalf.  In the West, the Holy Roman Empire was, if not created by the Church, at least supported enthusiastically by her.  The breaking up of Spain’s American empire into nations led in short order to the rule of freemasons, the plundering of Church property, and the persecution of the faithful.

Also realize that there’s a strong dose of the Hegel-con in the Vatican’s conservatism.  Society must not only be just, it must be seen to be just; there must be an intelligibility to it for man to feel at home in it.  In the world of nation-states, each nation imposes what Hegel called ethical life (meaning intelligible order) inside its borders.  Between states, though, is the law of the jungle.  An overarching authority would give a sense of order to the relations between nations.  Could this authority be abused?  Sure, but conservatives generally don’t limit authority according to what they don’t want their enemies to be able to do.

On the other hand, conservatives do think about having authority limited in this way when its possession of the enemy is a near certainty.  Here one can reasonably say that the Church has blundered.  The virtuocratic world authority can only come into existence when there is an elite ready to man it.  This elite is supposed to be forged by the elites of each civilization who in dialogue realize that they share a common understanding of the good life.  Now, I know that Pope Benedict has been spending some time talking to Muslims, but I’d hardly say the process has gone so far that we form a unified force.  If the only elite in existence is the liberal elite, then there’s simply no doubt that they will control any government one designs, and they will rule it according to their principles.  The one-world rule thing should have been kept under wraps a little longer.

 

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  1. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

    And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

    And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

    And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

    And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

    And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

    And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

    Apoc. 13:11-18

  2. Maybe this is a viable long-term strategy, where long-term is measured in decades and in the double digits of same. Our civilization has no elite to contribute. So, building that elite is logically prior to employing that elite in some world government scheme. Building the power structure before the virtuocratic elite seems kind of suicidal.

  3. *If* this does represent the future strategy of The Vatican (including the Pope) then it will fulfill what was forseen by Fr Seraphim Rose in 1981:

    “However, in order to supply people with a “spiritual” basis for one world government, there has to be something higher than Communism. A spiritual philosophy is needed to unite all men. The chiliastic philosophy of the “free world” supplies a part of this element, and in the idea of the United Nations, for example, we see something which looks like a spiritual answer.

    “The very existence of such an organization as the U.N., which is to unite all the governments of the world, is a sign of our times. The speeches and propaganda of the U.N. are filled with chiliastic ideas, vaguely based on Christianity but without Christian dogmas: it strives for permanent world peace, no more wars – which of course is possible only if human nature changes and becomes different from what it is now. St. Paul spoke of one of the signs of the end: “The day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. For when people will say,’There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them” (1 Thes. 5:2-3). Never has there been more talk of “peace and security” than today. One of the chief organs of the U.N. is the Security Council, and organizations for “world peace” are everywhere. It men do achieve finally a semblance of “peace and security,” it would seem to contemporary man to be a state like heaven on earth – a millennium. The practical way to do this is to unite all governments under one. For the first time in history such a ideal becomes a possible goal of practical politics – a world ruler is conceivable now. For the first time, the Antichrist becomes an historical possibility.

    “The U.N. claims to be for the foundation of one world government which will not be a tyranny, based not on any particular idea like Communism, but on something very vague, with no particular Christian basis. In fact, about twenty years ago they built a meditation chapel in the U.N. building, and at that time they had a big discussion about what would be the object of worship in it. If you have a Cross, you’re immediately branded as Christian; you can’t have anything Moslem or Hindu because again you’re also identified. It has to be above all religions. Finally they decided upon a black stone block. If you go there and bow down to it, it is like bowing down to an idol. But this indicates a very vague kind of religious interest. But such a vague thing is exactly what the devil likes to grab hold of. In any particular religious belief you may be mistaken, but at least you put your heart to it, and God can forgive all kinds of mistakes. But if you do not have any particular religious belief and you give yourself over to some kind of vague idea, then the demons come in and begin to act.

    “For example: after being conservative, even anti-revolutionary, during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Roman Popes have now come close to joining the revolution, as Dostoyevsky predicted they would in the 19th century. Roman Catholicism has become a great worldly institution preaching the same chiliasm as the representatives of the U.N. Pope Paul VI’s visit to the U.N. in New York in 1965 reveals this clearly. He was given a hero’s welcome in New York by the American people, mostly non-Catholics, precisely because he is seen as the most eminent religious figure who preaches the chiliast dream which is now so strong in the air. In his speech at the U.N., the Pope justified these expectations, and called on the U.N. to bring about the prophecies of Holy Scripture concerning when swords will be turned into plowshares and the lion will down with the lamb – in a millennial kingdom on earth.”

    From: http://startingontheroyalpath.blogspot.com/2009/09/contemporary-signs-of-end-of-world.html

  4. bgc – I am in fact *extremely* dismayed by this latest evidence of the Vatican’s … well, I was going to write ‘apostasy’ but maybe that is too strong and not for certain. Let’s just say it confirms my growing impression that wise and courageous leadership seems not to be coming from that quarter – which is a great disappointment for someone who plans to cross the Tiber if/when the Anglican Ordinariate arrives in my neck of the woods. (Of course the leadership of Rome remains much preferable to Canterbury overall – but still…)

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