Mexico, Mass Migration and the Example of Moses Part VIII: The Caravan Cometh
The pope, more than anybody else, has driven the migrant crisis in Europe...The Catholic Church is one of the worst instigators of this open borders policy.
- Steve Bannon, Former White House Strategist, June 2018
We interrupt this program...
When thinking about what to write for this week's post, it was my intention to continue with my series on the 2008 financial crisis. But with the embarrassment of riches in the news just begging for a Scripturalist commentary, sometimes I find myself, as did the dog in the movie Up, saying "Squirrel!"
The squirrel, in this case, is the news of the Honduran migrant caravan slowly wending its way through Central America with the goal of arriving in El Norte. the United States.
Many commentators have speculated about the origins of the caravan. While it appears to have mysteriously sprung up almost overnight, given its size and the apparent organization, not to mention its timing near the November mid-term elections, it is difficult to believe that the caravan is a spontaneous uprising.
Among conservatives, it is fairly common to blame the United Nations and George Soros for instigating this latest attack on the United State's southern border.
Donald Trump has tweeted that the fault lies with the Democrats and their lax approach to border security.
One financial commentator I follow has suggested, if I understand him correctly, that the migrant caravan was organized by financial interests in the federal government to give the Trump administration the excuse to borrow more money to fund the construction of the proposed southern border wall with Mexico. In the opinion of this financial commentator, the federal government must borrow cash into existence in order to pay the interest on the existing government debt. Deficit spending on the wall is one way of doing this.
While this suggestion is not as off the wall (pun intended) as it may seem, it is not my intention to explore it here today.
In fact, it's not my intention to do a deep dive consideration of any of the popular theories about the source of the caravan's organization and funding. It may well be that some, or even all, of the above suggestions are correct. It is not my purpose here to rule out any of them. But what I will say is that, even if they are true, none of them are adequate, for they fail to identify what is almost certainly the single most important sponsor of the caravan: The Roman Church-State.
It is the studied opinion of this author that the principal cause of the migrant crisis in Europe and in the United States, what Pope Francis has called a 'sign of the times,' is the Social Teaching and political activism of the Roman Church-State under the direction of its Antichrist popes.
Rome Promotes Mass Migration
One can find many statements in official documents of the Roman Church-State in support of mass, taxpayer subsidized migration. These statements amount to an attack on the integrity, not just of a single nation, but on the entire concept of the modern nation state. Here are a few typical examples:
· Since land everywhere offers the possibility of supporting a large number of people, the sovereignty of the State, although it must be respected, cannot be exaggerated to the point that access to this land is, for inadequate or unjustified reasons, denied to needy and decent people from other nations, provided of course, that the public wealth, considered very carefully, does not forbid this (Pope Pius XII, Exsul Familia, 1952).
· Again, every human being has the right to freedom of movement and of residence within the confines of his own State. When there are just reasons in favor of it, he must be permitted to emigrate to other countries and take up residence there. The fact that he is a citizen of a particular State does not deprive him of membership in the human family, nor of citizenship in that universal society, the common, world-wide fellowship of men (Pope John XXIII, Pacem In Terris, 1963)
· People have the right to migrate to sustain their lives and the lives of their families..This is based on biblical and ancient Christian teaching that goods of the earth belong to all people...individuals do not have the right to use [their own] private property without regard for the common good...the earth was given by God to all. When a person cannot achieve a meaningful life in his or her own land, that person has the right to move (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration and the Movement of Peoples).
· While recognizing the right of the sovereign state to control its borders, Exsul Familia also establishes that this right is not absolute, stating that the needs of immigrants must be measured against the needs of the receiving countries (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Inc. and Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano, Strangers No Longer Together on the Journey of Hope, 1993).
Church officials, including Pope Francis himself, have not been shy about openly supporting migrants over the interests of the citizens of Western nations. The Guardian ran a headline in 2017 that summarized the pope's position: "Pope Francis: prioritise migrants' dignity over national security."
So if the millions of welfare migrants flooding into Europe with the pope's blessing happen to rape, hack, shoot, bomb, or run over the hapless citizens of those nations, they can perish knowing that their deaths were not in vain, but served the greater good envisioned by the Holy Father. Because, as we all know, the migrants' right to migrate supersedes the right of the actual citizens of the host nations to live in peace. Or live at all, for that matter.
So determined is Pope Francis to see Europe overrun by Islamists that even the murder of a Catholic priest celebrating mass has not deterred him.
Another example of Rome's promotion of mass migration is the book On "Strangers No Longer" edited by Todd Scribner and J. Kevin Appleby and published by the Roman Catholic Paulist Press. This book, published in 2013, was intended to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the 2003 paper Strangers No Longer, which publication was quoted above.
In Chapter 11, author Mark Ensalaco makes the remarkable statement, "The [Roman Catholic] bishops appealed for a civil debate about this urgent matter [migration from Mexico to the US] to no avail. It was as if their words fell on flinty ground or among thorns where they withered in the white heat of politics or were strangled by politicians' worldly concerns about their electoral prospects."
Stated in less flowery and more honest language, Ensalaco is upset that, when it came to immigration issues, American politicians were listening to the voice of their constituents, as they should, rather than to the voice of the Antichrist pope and his henchmen on the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Oh, the tragedy!
So just what does the Roman Antichrist have to gain by promoting open borders and mass migration.
The short answer is this: Open borders and mass migration are designed to make Western nations ungovernable, and thus help Rome achieve its goal of ushering in world government.
During the middle ages, Europe was under the thumb of the popes to a degree that would make many modern day dictators envious.
The Reformation broke the political power of the popes in the nations to which it came. But Rome, as John Robbins has pointed out, is an institution recovering from a mortal wound.
What Rome accomplished on a regional scale in the middle ages, it hopes to effect on a worldwide basis in the future. Call it scalable tyranny if you will.
What Was That AMLO Said?
Since writing the first installment of this series back in June, the subject of that first post, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, sometimes referred to by the short hand AMLO, has gone from presidential candidate, to president elect. He is scheduled to take office December 1.
It was a stump speech by AMLO that first prompted this author to begin this series of posts. Four months later, AMLO's remarks are more pertinent than ever, so it's worth revisiting them.
In June 2018, AMLO was quoted as saying,
Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their town to find life in the United States...It's a human right we will defend.
This is a truly extraordinary statement, and a deeply disturbing one at that. Clearly AMLO has no respect for US immigration law or the American people. In other words, he's not a good neighbor.
Note well, just how much AMLO's comments dovetail with the statements quoted above from officials of the Roman Church-State. AMLO is simply regurgitating the Social Teaching of the Roman Church-State.
AMLO, who was raised Roman Catholic but in recent years has been somewhat coy about his religious affiliation, nevertheless named his newly founded political party MORENA, Spanish for brown, a reference to la Virgen Morena, which is what Mexicans call Our Lady of Guadelupe, the nation's matron saint.
Very clearly, AMLO, whether he's currently a practicing Catholic or note, has deeply imbibed the Social Teaching of the Roman Church-State.
Apparently, this is true of a large proportion of the Mexican people as well. If this were not so, AMLO would not have said what he did. As Alan Wall, an American who lived in Mexico for a number of years, has noted, "It's not just AMLO who thinks like this. All prominent Mexican politicians think Mexicans ought to be able to go to the U.S. regardless of what we want. AMLO just spells it out clearly and invites the whole world!"
To give you a sense of how little the Mexican government respects US immigration law, or any American law for that matter, see this article issued by the Mexican government in 1994 titled Guide For The Mexican Migrant.
To put it another way, the Mexican people and their elected officials are the intellectual thralls of Romanism. That being the case, and given that the president elect of Mexico has promised people the world over to fight for their right to migrate, it is unreasonable to expect the Mexican government to do anything effective to prevent the migrant caravan from reaching the US border.
The Coming Border Showdown
That being the case, it appears a showdown on the US Mexico border between the caravan and the US military is quite likely.
It is the opinion of this author that the migrants must not be allowed to enter the United States. To allow them in would be to invite more of the same sort of lawlessness, a state of affairs that would be bad, not only for the American people, but for the migrants themselves and for those who would imitate them in the future.
Rome's perverse view of property rights - Rome believes in what it calls the Universal Destination of Goods; in effect, it means that you property belongs to you until someone comes along who needs it, then they can take it from you, or get the government to do their dirty work for them; put another way, the Universal Destination of Goods is the principle Rome uses to justify socialistic theft - combined with its aggressive globalist ambitions is a toxic politico-economic concoction which, if not defeated first intellectually, then politically, threatens to undermine the stability of every free nation on earth and take us all further down the road to world government.
As Steve Bannon, himself a Roman Catholic, has pointed out, it is the pope himself and the Roman Church-State that are most responsible for the migrant crisis in Europe and the open borders policy that fuels it. Flooding the ancient nations of Western Europe with millions of migrants - some of whom are openly hostile to their host nations - destabilizes these countries, making it easier to fold them into the Roman Antichrist's planned world government.
As Christians, let us pray that God would grant President Trump, his advisers, and Congress, the knowledge and the wisdom to defeat the threat posed by, what is in effect, a Roman Catholic caravan bent on doing to the United States what has already been done to the nations of Western Europe.