The Three-headed beast mocks the Holy Trinity and all that God holds sacred by slithering into civilization in the secular sector primarily because the ecclesial sector did not safeguard the drawbridge of infrangible doctrines and reinforce the ramparts against the savage beasts fiery projectiles of godlessness.
"Though this beast may have three separate heads, we must never make the mistake of thinking that these heads do not have one main purpose! That purpose is the focus and ultimate target of every word, action, and strategy which the beast concocts. That purpose is the destruction of traditional, God-based religious thought with its accompanying moral, ethical, social, and societal standards and codes. Such thought and such standards and codes simply run counter and contradictory to the agenda of the beast, and only serve as an obstacle to its varied goals and priorities. In fact, the three heads of this beast work together and support each other in perpetuating its evil purpose so contrary and offensive to the love, authority, and supremacy of Almighty God!"
The more I observe what is going on around us, the more I realize that we are fighting against a three-headed dragon, a beast as vile as it is sinister, as treacherous as it is cunning, and as deceptive as it is manipulative. This beast, while carried out by media/entertainment/liberal elite, is, in reality not flesh and blood, but the very monster St. Paul warned of in Ephesians 6: 12. These "principalities and powers, against the rulers of the world of this darkness: against the spirits of wickedness in the high places" have become the sworn, eternal, relentless enemy of our true Faith, tradition, morality, decency, sanctity, holiness, and sanity!
Three Heads with One Purpose
Though this beast may have three separate heads, we must never make the mistake of thinking that these heads do not have one main purpose! That purpose is the focus and ultimate target of every word, action, and strategy which the beast concocts. That purpose is the destruction of traditional, God-based religious thought with its accompanying moral, ethical, social, and societal standards and codes. Such thought and such standards and codes simply run counter and contradictory to the agenda of the beast, and only serve as an obstacle to its varied goals and priorities. In fact, the three heads of this beast work together and support each other in perpetuating its evil purpose so contrary and offensive to the love, authority, and supremacy of Almighty God!
The Enabler: The Media Head
The first head of this creature of sin and perdition is the media head as evidenced and illustrated by the news and information centers and publications. It is a well-known and generally accepted observation that the media tends to favor liberal, anti-religious, secular, modernist, feminist, and sodomite agendas. Has not ABC recently promoted absurd blasphemy such as The DaVinci Code and liberal versions of St. Paul's importance under the guise of news and investigative journalism? There are numerous books and articles which vividly illustrate how the media leaders associate and often are members of groups with these destructive agendas which lead to perdition. Leading editors, chiefs, writers, and other so-called journalists commonly associate with and support pro-death, feminist, sodomite and immoral organizations, groups, causes and candidates for office.
Likewise, these media types typically bash and attack conservative, faith-based, religious, and morality centered organizations, groups, causes and candidates for office. There is a clear double standard which delights in tearing down the latter targets while protecting the former kinds of groups, causes, and people. One need only look at the unfair and unequal treatment afforded President George W. Bush as compared to Senator John Kerry in the recent elections to illustrate this reality. Imagine if Dan Rather had come across any potentially damaging information on John Kerry, and there is little doubt he did if Rather were truly the investigative journalist we have been led to believe these many years. Would he have revealed it to the American public? What of the Swift Boat Veterans Group? Did the major media ignore, belittle, downplay or conscientiously investigate their claims? Did it ask John Kerry the tough questions or simply gloss over his weaknesses? Did the media tend to emphasize the weaknesses of President Bush while basking in admiration of Kerry? Has this media ever fairly, evenly reported conservative issues and positions as compared to liberal ones?
Does this media accurately represent Pro-Life and Pro-Death information or does it portray Pro-Life positions as extreme, radical, out-of-touch and even dangerous while painting Pro-death news as positively as possible? Is there any wonder that many were surprised by this election given the regular brainwashing imposed on this society by a media which is more intent on presenting its version of reality rather than reality itself?
It is most ironic that the media so pushed its version of what this country would choose on election day that it actually began to believe its own hypocrisy, hype, and lies and therefore was shocked to discover that the messages and views the media favors are not in tune with most Americans!
I firmly believe that this media head is the most dangerous and destructive head of the beast for it infects society with its version of what is true and what is acceptable while demonizing what and who it disfavors. There is no limit to its hypocrisy, cunning, and sinister deception under the guise of objective information and efforts in the service of a truth which this diabolical head of the beast has long forgotten! This is the head which has and will continue to hypnotize a gullible public into the kind of moral and social stupor and hallucination which enables pure evil to become firmly entrenched in the lost soul of this society. Simply put, the media head of the beast enables the beast to indoctrinate, inculcate, and manipulate its victims through the false reality which this head promotes as truth. The agents of this media head are the liberal drones who think the news is their version of reality.
The Promoter: The Entertainment Head
If the media head enables perdition, the entertainment head wraps it in sweet delusion by tempting its victims with a reality devoid of Jesus Christ and home to a myriad of gods nowhere near the One, True God. Is it not obvious that this head is the true Pied Piper of perdition which entices the public to reach for the forbidden fruit, to rebel against the rules of tradition, to rewrite the moral code, to point out the folly of past values and virtues? Do we not see giddy audiences nodding in adoration as Oprah poignantly asks them to vote because "your vote could have changed the last election"? How many more times do we need to hear mindless, clueless singers, comedians, and actors step up to wax profound about what is right, wrong, and acceptable? How many people actually need to know what these people have for lunch, where they vacation, and what they think about important topics? Could somebody please tell me when being able to carry a tune, tell a mindless joke, or perform a scene qualified someone to point to way to salvation or personal fulfillment? At what point will everyone realize that many of these entertainers are more pathetic, lost, superficial, clueless, and twisted than most of us? Just look at how many such people howled at rallies and demonstrations for abortion, for stem cell research, for homosexual marriage, and against President Bush and how many of these entertainment types stood for life, God, morality, and traditional values! Simply put, the entertainment head of the beast promotes the perdition which the beast sells by painting it as attractive, desirable, and enlightened. The agents of this head are the actors, singers, comedians, and entertainment leaders who perceive themselves as agents of social and moral progress rather than the superficial, trivial, forgettable, and very temporary court jesters which they are in the limited court of this world, this society, and this age!
The Source: The Liberal Head
If the other two heads of this beast promote and manipulate the creature's lies and deception as viable, credible, and valid information and direction, it is the third head of liberal thought which is the source and supplier of these lies and deception. This head is represented by all of the liberal, secular, atheistic, anti-religious, feminist, sodomite, modernist, New Age, New Order, Environmentalist, Masonic and Hedonist forces which promote the latest version of the rebellion by the fallen angels against God. It is this head which is the source of all of the diabolical trash which corrupts this society and pushes it farther and farther from its God. This head truly is the core of this evil, as it demonstrates the cunning and treachery of Satan himself! Rather than always directly attacking what is good as Holy Mother Church always did in the past prior to Vatican II, this head often seeks to infiltrate what is good and destroy it from within, as it has been doing over the past 40 plus years within with the Catholic Church. On the surface this is obvious through such trash as Catholics for Choice, The Voice of The Faithful, groups promoting homosexual rights within the Catholic Church, and organizations promoting radical changes within the Church. Beneath the surface there are agents priming the pumps of perdition by undermining the indefectable doctrines of the Church, not to mention the means of praying - the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, so surreptiously sabotaged and replaced by the inferior, if not invalid New Order rite.
Simply put, it is this head which creates the evil perpetuated by the other two heads.
The agents of this head are most of those who had a frown on their faces on November 3, 2004, especially the majority of apostate bishops who chose to placate man over God by not firmly censoring Kerry and other blatant pro-abort politicians claiming to uphold Catholic doctrine.
Beyond the danger of each head, the tragic truth is that these three heads work together to bring about the most harm to the values of our society. The media presents the liberal agenda as acceptable, attractive, credible, politically correct, inclusive, viable, and newsworthy. Conversely, it serves to demonize the traditional agenda as foolish, trivial, dangerous, radical, divisive, destructive, and hypocritical. The entertainment head portrays the liberal agenda as vivid and reachable. It promotes a blind, fanatical, mindless adoration of that liberal agenda and those who illustrate it. It carves false gods of that liberal agenda and creates a false religion based on that agenda. It likewise demonizes and mocks the traditional agenda while elevating the trash of the liberal agenda to truth.
While we can easily see this on the secular plane, we can also better understand this parallel on the ecclesiastical arena for the promoters of Vatican II have gone out of their way and written tomes and tomes of ambiguity to overwhelm the confused faithful to accept whatever they send down the pike. Diocesan publications are partners in this dissemination of a new evangelization that omits more and more any semblance of true Catholicism. John Paul II's spinners, composed mostly of bleating yes-men within the Curia and in the Chanceries, try to defend the indefensible and, in a manner best defined as 'bait and switch' lure the common church-goer in. This opens the door for the third dragon to mold a new mindset including, yes, an almost idolatry - or papolotry of the man and not the office. While the 'civilization of love' and a 'new springtime' are advanced, there is no room for truth. They will persecute and demean those who resist the revolution and who insist on holding fast to tradition. Look how fast a bishop will come down on a Traditional Catholic priest, but allow every aberration possible anywhere else in his diocese. One need only look at the situation of Father Stephen Zigrang in Houston or Father Stephen Somerville in Toronto for manifest evidence of this.
Finally, the liberal head infects noble causes and goals with radical, selfish, hypocritical, and self-serving character. It creates dysfunction as an excuse to solve that dysfunction and defies anyone who tries to point out the falsity of that dysfunction. Sadly, this liberal head takes its many noble and worthy goals and groups them with unworthy, ignoble agendas. The total loss of morals, the sodomy saturation, the sex-abuse scandals among the New Order bishops and priests proves how dysfunctional the New Order is. Yet, rather than weeding out the offenders and seeking total reform as St. Teresa of Avila fought so hard to root out in her day, the status quo continues and with it the loss of more souls than one can imagine.
Each of these heads assists the other in carrying out this cycle of death, not so much to the body, but to the soul, which is far more transcendent and vile. Our Lord asserted this in Matthew 10: 28.
Like the fantasies of the knight who sought to slay the evil dragon, those who seek to be soldiers of Christ must aspire to slay this demonic, three-headed beast borne of Satan and prone to perdition. Like the storyline of those fantasies, the first step is to identify the beast and expose its heads and accept the challenge of defeating or thwarting its evil intent.
NEXT ISSUE: Part Two The Dragon's Next Move
Editor's Note: 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, submits 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 are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.