GABRIEL'S CLARION (nov29gab.htm)


November 28-30, 2004
Sunday-Tuesday
vol 15, no. 190

The Dragon


    Part Three: The Second Dragon

Shadowed by the First Dragon, many do not realize there is a Second Dragon, also three-headed which sears and scorches souls after the First Dragon has ignited the coals of rebellion.

      "This head of the Second Dragon seeks nothing short of the destruction of what it perceives as ignorant, oppressive, and cumbersome views of morality, family, and sexuality as proclaimed by the Catholic Church. Consistent with Satan's cunning and tactic for euphemism and treachery, feminists have been infiltrating the Catholic Church for some time now and their damage is seen in the talk of distorted nuns who sound more like feminists than religious. The calls for female priesthood, altar girls, and a greater female presence in the church obviously come from these people. Lastly, and most damaging, is the link between feminist thinking and Pro-abortion stances. The infiltration of such abomination into the Church in the form of such trash as 'Catholics' for Choice and clueless imbeciles who actually argue that Christ accompanies a woman as she enters the abortion clinic is all one needs to see this evil and its spread!"

    I have discussed what I call the First Dragon in two previous pieces entitled The Dragon and The Dragon's Next Move. Briefly stated, this is a three-headed dragon of the media/entertainment/liberal elite whose main purposes are total takeover of our society and the elimination of what they perceive as cumbersome and annoying faith-based, traditional morality institutions like the Catholic Church and other Christian institutions. This piece describes a Second Dragon, one comprised of factions of the first but clearly identifiable in its own right. Like the first, this too is a three-headed dragon. Its three heads are radical feminism, sodomite forces, and social martyrs.

Radical Feminism

    It should be obvious to any passive observer of world, national, and social events that radical feminism is a deadly enemy of the Christian family and particularly of traditional Catholic Faith. The 1971 Declaration of Feminism states, "Marriage has existed for the benefit of men and has been a legally sanctioned method of control over women…We must work to destroy it." Radical feminists Andrea Dworkin and Catherine Mackinnon have continued this mantra tying marriage with prostitution and even sexual harassment, citing marriage as "oppressive" and "dangerous".

    This head of the Second Dragon seeks nothing short of the destruction of what it perceives as ignorant, oppressive, and cumbersome views of morality, family, and sexuality as proclaimed by the Catholic Church. Consistent with Satan's cunning and tactic for euphemism and treachery, feminists have been infiltrating the Catholic Church for some time now and their damage is seen in the talk of distorted nuns who sound more like feminists than religious. The calls for female priesthood, altar girls, and a greater female presence in the church obviously come from these people. Lastly, and most damaging, is the link between feminist thinking and Pro-abortion stances. The infiltration of such abomination into the Church in the form of such trash as 'Catholics' for Choice and clueless imbeciles who actually argue that Christ accompanies a woman as she enters the abortion clinic is all one needs to see this evil and its spread!

Sodomite Forces

    Like the feminist head, the sodomite head seeks to impose its agenda upon society over the carcass of The Catholic Church and any other religious institution which stands in its way. Much has been written of how the sodomite lobby has sought and gained political power as well as ecclesiastical power, and social acceptance and, aided by all the factions of the First Dragon, has risen to prominence in this society and world. By claiming equivalence with the civil rights movements and placing its arguments alongside those suffering racial discrimination, this movement seeks to portray itself as a "martyred group" aka Christ (the irony is compelling). There was even a documentary about a murdered homosexual which all but compared that youth to the crucified Savior! Idiotic questions such as "Would Jesus have loved Homosexuals?" and "What would Jesus say about Discrimination against Homosexuals?" merely highlight this pathetic tactic. Obviously, Jesus loves the sinner, but He does not condone the sin and wants the sinner to reject that sin and move away from it! Groups such as 'Catholic' Lesbians or the Rainbow Movement and other trash again highlight the infiltration of this group into the church. Obviously, the infiltration of homosexuality into the priesthood and subsequent sex scandals has done extensive damage already. Two major goals of this group will be the acceptance of openly sodomite priests and open acceptance of the sodomite lifestyle in the church.

    Ultimately, however, the agenda of this group, like that of the feminists, is so incompatible with traditional Church teaching that only the destruction of the Church as we know it could allow these two groups to reach their ultimate goals.

Social Martyrs

    Many describe the recent presidential election as the victory of sexual and genetic morality (abortion, sodomite debate, cloning, and stem cell research) over social justice morality (poverty, homelessness, education, social welfare, war). While it is obvious that social justice is clearly a part of what morality is, my contention in other pieces has been that sexual and genetic morality must be maintained initially before we even reach later issues of social justice morality. In other words, it does not matter if we feed the poor and educate our kids if we do so in a sexually perverse, anti-life culture! It is only when we respect God's supremacy over life and creation and respect His Will and Word over sexuality that we can then move on to feeding the poor and educating the young!

    The evil of social martyrs is not that they want to help the poor, cure the sick, and educate the young. It is that they either use these pretexts to push their radical, liberal agendas (as many liberals and Democrats do) or place social concerns over and above sexual, life, and genetic morality. In fact, since Democrats are slaves to the feminist, sodomite, and radical liberal lobbies, their only way back to power would seem to be to try and push their "social justice" morality to the fore and somehow defuse their apparent disconnect with the majority of Americans' brand of morality, which is obviously strongly linked to life, family, sexual, and genetic issues. This head of the Second Dragon might have the easiest time reaching its goals since much of the popular imagination of "religion", "morality" and "saintly" behavior is tied to feeding the poor and helping the less fortunate.

    The most obvious and outrageous irony here, however, stems from the fact that while social martyrs claim to represent the voiceless, weak, powerless, and vulnerable in society, they often do so while ignoring the murder of the most voiceless, powerless, and vulnerable of all….unborn children! It will truly take the cunning and vile treachery which only Satan can conjure to figure out a way for these charitable hypocrites to reconcile this most absurd and heinous contradiction!

    Lastly, this third head of the Second Dragon often incites racial unrest and overblown racial sensitivity by playing the "race card" whenever possible. This is to be expected given the fact that racial problems are a great source of this head's validity. One must question at which point helping those in need moves from an act of charity and justice to a selfish, hypocritical, and biased move to justify and extend political and social power!

Conclusion: The Inherent Issue of This Second Dragon

    At the core of this Second Dragon's entire validity and agenda is a basic definition of morality. The importance and centrality of such a definition became quite evident in the recent election. Do we define morality as conforming to traditional values of family, sexuality, genetics, and respect for life? Do we add social justice concerns to that definition? Do we equate the above two areas, or do we prioritize one over the other? Do we follow the vile and morally heinous practice of proportionalism which merely equates all of the above and counts pegs to determine relative morality? If I feed the poor, clothe the naked, and cure the sick but kill unborn babies and engage in sodomy does that give me a +1 moral rating??

    Once again, I think that there is nothing wrong with encompassing both the traditional value morality and the social justice morality under the penumbra of morality. However, I think that we must prioritize and order our view of morality as described earlier. Respect for life, creation, and family must come first. Then and only then can we move on to the other areas. Our morals define our society and our civilization. Morality is the means by which societies and civilizations survive. Societies and civilizations are not defined by the size of their structures or the grandeur of their forms, but by the moral standards which they embrace and protect. We envision a wild state as one where the strong are free to kill and control the weak and a civilization or society as one in which the weak's right to survive and exist are respected and protected. If our so-called moral standards allow the weak to be murdered, are they really moral standards at all? Without a morality respecting life in all forms, our so-called society or civilization will be nothing more than a wilderness with steel and concrete! This, then, is what is at stake as we battle the Second Dragon!

Gabriel Garnica


      NEXT ISSUE: Part Four The Third Dragon


    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.


    Gabriel's Clarion
    THANKSGIVING ISSUE
    November 28-30, 2004
    Volume 15, no. 190