VIRUS ALERT!The New Order
As a Worldwide "Virus"
Just as a computer virus can wipe out a computer's memory, the New Order is trying to wipe out our memories of what God wants us to remember. We need virus protection from this very clever and very deadly virus. That protection? It's called grace and wisdom! The password: Faith!
"The New Order is the ultimate virus, not on a computer scale, but on a much more significant and important scale. This Order seeks to invade our thinking, our messages, our work, and our lives. It seeks to divert, to hijack our minds, our work and, more importantly, our souls. Just as biological viruses make us physically sick and computer viruses make our computers sick, the New Order makes us sick in a more devastating and eternal fashion: it seeks to enslave and sicken our souls and threaten our salvation itself! The New Order destroys our ability to access the Truth and to function as God Almighty intended that we function."
Like many people, I am an "advanced novice" in the computer world. I know more than zero but less than most people! I mainly use my computer to do word processing, research, and surf the Internet. Believe it or not, I only recently learned how to cut and paste! I have no clue on how to troubleshoot, identify, correct, or solve most computer problems. Most computer terms go over my head, and I can barely keep up with a computer-wise 12 year-old. Despite my obvious computer ignorance, I do know about such things as viruses, Spam, and pop-up ads. I have realized that the One World Order or New Order, if you will - which is fast becoming a blur between the Novus Ordo Seclorum and the Church of the Novus Ordo novelties - has many metaphorical connections with the computer world.
Rhetoric as Spam
Anyone using the Internet has heard of Spam and pop-up ads. Basically, they are obstructing missiles sent to your computer via the internet which slap you with unwanted, distracting messages that divert your attention from the true, legitimate focus and purpose of your work. Sound familiar? The New Order's rhetoric clearly has a similar, sinister purpose and impact. Whether the purpose is to push you away from the true Faith or to "sell" you trivial, immoral, secular, New Age, feminist, homosexual, or modernist trash, this rhetoric is nothing but waste which only serves to obstruct you from your focus on the true Faith and the proper path to God Almighty and salvation.
We often see software designed to "block" such computer trash. When it comes to the New Order and its rhetoric, our blocking software must come from our own disciplined, determined, conscientious study and resolve to filter out anything which obstructs and distracts our gaze from the true Faith or, as some would put it, keep our eyes on the prize! Satan is the master and prince of "spiritual Spam", and there is nothing he wants more than to push you away from the Creator's Presence. It is up to each of us to develop our "spiritual Spam blocking" software!
Freedom of "Surf"
Just as anyone using the Internet has many options for their surfing activity, so too we all have freedom as to what "sites" we want to visit, what information we want to access, what messages we want to send. Despite their efforts, and at least at the moment, the New Order does not represent the sum and substance of all information out there. Probably it is their goal to take control of all information, but that fateful and sad day is not here and may never be. Why? Because no matter how much control they may usurp, there will always be a "remnant" of truth out there and, besides, there is always the true teaching of the true Faith to fall back on. We also have the promises of Christ and His Blessed Mother to protect and guide us, and the New Order does not have the password to those sources!
We must fight to maintain our freedom to surf the spiritual Internet as we wish, and to help others keep informed of the true Faith. We must also strive to protect our freedom to ignore, to block, to delete any trash, which The New Order sends our way, no matter how difficult that freedom will be to exercise!
The New Order as The Ultimate Virus
We have all heard how computer viruses invade our computers, sabotaging their proper functioning and the true purpose of our work. We have heard how such viruses mimic the biological viruses, which make us physically sick. Computer viruses attack our computers and make them sick as well, destroying their ability to function correctly and even rendering the information they contain impossible to access, to apply. We are warned to keep guard against these viruses, which come in many disguises and as friendly messages concealing evil and destructive missions. We have also heard how these viruses spread within our machines like technological cancers. Everyone also knows how difficult it is to remove such viruses once they enter our systems, and how these computer demons sometimes leave permanent scars in our machines.
The New Order is the ultimate virus, not on a computer scale, but on a much more significant and important scale. This Order seeks to invade our thinking, our messages, our work, and our lives. It seeks to divert, to hijack our minds, our work and, more importantly, our souls. Just as biological viruses make us physically sick and computer viruses make our computers sick, the New Order makes us sick in a more devastating and eternal fashion: it seeks to enslave and sicken our souls and threaten our salvation itself! The New Order destroys our ability to access the Truth and to function as God Almighty intended that we function. It comes as sweet sounding rationalizations and exhortations, which are no different than the apple of Eden. These disguises are designed to access our human nature and weaknesses, and we are most open to these spiritual demons when we are stripped of our spiritual anti-virus software. Once these New Order influences have infected our minds, our systems, our souls, it is very difficult to remove them or avoid the scars, which they leave.
If you received an email which read: 'open to get a really bad computer virus' you would never open that email. Those who spread such viruses are no fools! They know how to conceal their weapons of computer destruction! In the same way, the New Order does not send you messages that read: 'Open this to destroy your soul or endanger your salvation!' No, no, they are much more deceptive. We must learn to protect others and ourselves.
Editor's Note: We are pleased to announce Gabriel Garnica will be contributing many articles in 2004. Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, will submit regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes will be music to tradtional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.