The World Wide Web is indeed a “web,” and Deep State agencies are its spider.
This whole situation that TLM Catholics are in with the feds reminds me of the messages from Our Lady of Heroldsbach. Specifically this one from 1959*:
“An adult seer had a vision of a large spider web that ran through the whole universe. In its center sat a metal blinking spider. The woman heard a voice: ‘This web must not be touched, when it is touched, it will tear’.”
And yet, here we online Trad Catholics are, playing in the metal spider’s web. We’ve been doing this for a quarter of a century. Just piddling away on the Internet, freely sharing our thoughts and feelings online under the presumption that we’re protected from oppression by “American free speech,” heedless to any notion of a threat. Here we are, under a supposedly “Catholic” president and a supposedly “Catholic pope,” and it looks like the Stasi of the old USSR is reforming once more, only this time with an American flavor. Not a peep from our bishops. Not much said by clergy, either.
Just flies in a web.
And, let me just take this opportunity to remind you once more that the idea of Free Speech is a lie and a trap, and that I was calling this out quite some time ago already. Recent federal overreach against all who dare to express any sort of wrongthink affirms this fact. If anything, free speech has always been a trap to lure us out so that we are exposed and unprotected.
Closing Forge and Anvil
My instincts have always been prescient enough to forewarn of impending threat. Which is probably why, last year, I’d intended to shut down Forge and Anvil. I knew that society was going to be at this cliff in 2023. It’ll be worse next year. True, I’m needing to focus on family and real-life matters, and I wanted to put whatever spare time I could into more creative endeavors. However, I knew the threat of federal overreach was real, and I wanted no part of that game.
“I simply cannot believe that the powers that be are going against the West’s interest out of incompetence. No, it seems to me this is pure malice.”
I’d intended to shut down last October, but readers told me how much they enjoyed the blog, having access to posts, and the interesting things I discussed there. My readers even put some money up to cover the fees to keep it going another year, and we chatted in the comment box about perhaps publishing some quarterly posts over the next year that the blog stays up.
All that said, shutting down isn’t up for discussion this time. I cannot complete this “encore year” of the blog. I’ve taken down all previous posts from the site, and I’ve removed any auto-renewal processes that would accidentally perpetuate my site beyond the fall.
The Future for the American Faithful
I suspect the future for Traditionalist Latin Mass Catholics will be harder in this country. Perhaps Trads thought they could remain a simple folk and be as inert and ignorable as the Amish. But given the Fed’s ties with Bergoglio, and all of the crazy stuff we’ve seen coming out of the intelligence agencies, I suspect that ours will be a situation more resembling that of Western-friendly German citizens just trying to live their lives in the East Germany of the USSR.
And, just as a review, what did the Stasi do to their people in those cold, oppressive, concrete-laden days under communism? Well: they subverted the family, subverted Christian communities, destroyed all non-communist organizations, infiltrated society, transformed the citizenry into a population of informants, orchestrated crimes in order to imprison political adversaries, and they imprisoned anyone trying to escape the country. Clandestine, seemingly illegal riot groups and protesters were unofficially sanctioned and funded by the state. Government powers would smother conversation and purposely cause a chilling effect among any dissenters. Wrongthink was punished. Doxxing, deplatforming, and disemployment were just some of the tools used for cancellation.
The powers that be will not formally announce the moment when you “should not talk about disapproved topics.” Nor will there be a list of forbidden topics provided to the public. Rather, they will gradually shift into this mode—this New Secular Order—of society. In other words, one day you’ll be saying something you previously presumed you had the right to say—but suddenly you will be targeted for it. And when you see this happen, it will be clear that they are out to make an example of you.
Solzhenitsyn had to bury his manuscripts in the garden every night, just so he wouldn’t be discovered. But I never intended to be a Solzhenitsyn. I began this hobby in an environment of presumed free speech and tolerance. But it’s clear to me, at least, that the powers that be are ending that paradigm.
I’m no longer certain we can trust the authorities to uphold their promises to the people. I do not trust the idea that I can be a free thinker and discuss religio-political fare as I was just a few years ago. No. To take on any kind of punditry like that—to “fight for my right” to have an opinion at this stage in the game—is to take on a certain kind of mantle that is pretty much activist, and not merely conversational. To dare to brainstorm and dialogue makes you a “thought leader”, and thus, a target. They’re not going to tell you this, but they’ve made sure there’s no “neutral” anymore.
I’ve seen my name on lists—lists, which Barnhardt has discussed on her podcast. I’ve encountered a lot of strange, glowie** types online. And I’ve witnessed a lot of strange local things in my community. This is really happening.
As I said to a friend today, I have the strong feeling that the United States will become like Logan’s Run for Traditional Catholics. Were I to guess a time table, I might say within 24 months we’ll be completely demonized—by BOTH the state AND Bergoglio. Our communities destroyed, and individuals and families relegated to tripwire, PATCON operation, “mitigation opportunity” tactics.
I could be wrong, but other than warning my fellow faithful of the state of things, I do not foresee myself trying to be as accessible as I used to be. I intend to continue my creative endeavors (which I hope you follow). And I intend to pop my head up, perhaps, here and there. But I cannot see myself just blatantly running a blog like I used to. Time will tell.
Forgive me, friends. But my tactics and strategy are changing with the circumstances.
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*Of course, it should be noted, that I think this message out of Heroldsbach is actually referring to God’s purging mankind of their attachment to modern conveniences through earthquakes and continental-sized tsunamis that sweep everything away. That this “web” with a metal spider is really the web of modern novelty.
** The term “glowie” refers to someone who comes off as though they’re some kind of a federal agent.
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church as well as the Triumph of the Kingdom of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Stop for a moment of silence, ask Jesus Christ what He wants you to do now and next. In this silence remember God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost - Three Divine Persons yet One God, has an ordered universe where you can know truth and falsehood as well as never forget that He wants you to have eternal happiness with Him as his son or daughter by grace. Make this a practice. By doing this you are doing more good than reading anything here or anywhere else on the Internet.
- Doctor of the Church St. Francis de Sales totally confirmed beyond any doubt the possibility of a heretical pope and what must be done by the Church in such a situation:
"[T]he Pope... WHEN he is EXPLICITLY a heretic, he falls ipso facto from his dignity and out of the Church, and the Church MUST either deprive him, or, as some say, declare him deprived, of his Apostolic See."
(The Catholic Controversy, by St. Francis de Sales, Pages 305-306)
Saint Robert Bellarmine, also, said "the Pope heretic is not deposed ipso facto, but must be declared deposed by the Church."
- "If Francis is a Heretic, What should Canonically happen to him?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2020/12/if-francis-is-heretic-what-should.html
- "Could Francis be a Antipope even though the Majority of Cardinals claim he is Pope?": http://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2019/03/could-francis-be-antipope-even-though.html
- If Francis betrays Benedict XVI & the"Roman Rite Communities" like he betrayed the Chinese Catholics we must respond like St. Athanasius, the Saintly English Bishop Robert Grosseteste & "Eminent Canonists and Theologians" by "Resist[ing]" him: https://www.thecatholicmonitor.com/2021/12/if-francis-betrays-benedict-xvi.html
- LifeSiteNews, "Confusion explodes as Pope Francis throws magisterial weight behind communion for adulterers," December 4, 2017:
The AAS guidelines explicitly allows "sexually active adulterous couples facing 'complex circumstances' to 'access the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.'"
- On February 2018, in Rorate Caeli, Catholic theologian Dr. John Lamont:
"The AAS statement... establishes that Pope Francis in Amoris Laetitia has affirmed propositions that are heretical in the strict sense."
- On December 2, 2017, Bishop Rene Gracida:
"Francis' heterodoxy is now official. He has published his letter to the Argentina bishops in Acta Apostlica Series making those letters magisterial documents."
Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church by the bishops by the grace of God.
- Intel Cryptanalyst-Mathematician on Biden Steal: "212Million Registered Voters & 66.2% Voting,140.344 M Voted...Trump got 74 M, that leaves only 66.344 M for Biden" [http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/intel-cryptanalyst-mathematician-on.html?m=1]
- Will US be Venezuela?: Ex-CIA Official told Epoch Times "Chávez started to Focus on [Smartmatic] Voting Machines to Ensure Victory as early as 2003": http://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2020/12/will-us-be-venezuela-ex-cia-official.html
"Freedom... which created the law of suspects, which suppressed the defense of defendants in the courts, and which established the slavery of the Law, and the tyranny of Robespierre and Napoleon. The dictatorships of Lenin, Hitler, Mussolini and Fidel Castro are well children of this freedom and tyranny..."
If freedom is something there are no principles or barriers, then they are free for all ideologies and all men, whether they be good or bad. Although the latter have no merit in their actions and even harm the order in society, but freedom is fundamental and the individual should be valued, because everyone has the right to express themselves as they are. The recent example is of Bergoglio defending the dignity of the sinner, for he has the right to be and remain so. Because he does not mention repentance and renounces the sinner's sin.