The Vital Missing Link in the True Chain of Command
John Kerry is under attack for charges that he falsified events and fabricated incidents that helped boost him up and out of Vietnam, only to give aid to the enemy thereafter - first to the Communists by betraying his fellow soldiers, and secondly to millions of unborn by signing the death warrants to be senselessly slain in their mothers' wombs. He has sold out souls for temporal expediency. Christ's words in Luke 16: 9-13 come hauntingly back in the case of this CINO (Catholic in name only) candidate from Massachusetts. "Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of iniquity. that when you shall fail, they may receive you into everlasting dwellings. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: And he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater. If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will trust you with that which is the true? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another's: who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and despise the other: you cannot serve God and mammon." Not only God help us, but God help him!
"Is there any difference from the New Order church which strong arms and cajoles Traditional Catholic priests and parishioners? Sadly, no. Kerry is a product of the Novus Ordo agenda and we reap what we sow. The facts are that the Kerry of Vietnam and of the Senate Floor and of the abortionist's clinic is the one and the same Kerry with the one who unabashedly attends religious services and receives communion as just some new Purple Heart to show off and use for personal gain! "
Sometimes the passage of time and the revelation of things unknown turn puzzles into periscopes, mazes into maps, and labyrinths into ladders to lucidity. Such is the case with John Kerry's apparent contradiction regarding his claims to be personally against abortion while publicly defending abortion. I could not understand how anyone pretending to be Catholic while aspiring to hold public office could possibly justify and defend the abortion of innocent unborn lives. When Kerry told a reporter that he considered life to begin at conception, which most if not all Pro-abortion types deny, I was even more appalled and confused by his behavior. Not that Kerry is alone, for obviously supposedly Catholic politicians of all political sides such as Mario Cuomo, Ted Kennedy, Rudy Giuliani, Arnold Schwarzenneger and Jennifer Granholm to name a few dare to claim the same, so this is not, as some readers have suggested to me, some biased political attack. I am sure that many of these politicians have reached this tragic moral juxtaposition through a myriad of convoluted twists of political expedience which cannot ever justify the hypocrisy of such a claim by anyone claiming to follow Christ.
I will focus on John Kerry here because he is now not only the most influential of these politicians, but the one most on the verge of taking hold of this nation's destiny.
From Swift Boats to Swift Kick
We are all well aware of the numerous accusations which have been made concerning Kerry's Vietnam experiences and alleged heroics in the book Unfit for Command written by John O'Neil and Jerome Corsi. O'Neil was the officer who took over Kerry's Swift Boat when Kerry must have broken the world record for receiving Purple Hearts, earning the necessary 3 to receive an early discharge in an amazing 4 months! Without going into details better described in the book, the authors paint a picture of a man more concerned with carving a heroic image than respecting the truth, with playing a con on the military using its own symbols of heroism as tokens to an early discharge, with repeatedly striving to receive medals where they were not earned until he received them through persistence over substance, with disrespecting the sacredness of military honor for the expedience of future gain, and with carrying out a betrayal of his fellow soldiers upon his return to this country. The Kerry that emerges from the Unfit book is a sham, a fašade, a fraud, a paper soldier, and someone who will do and say anything to make himself look good and to get what he wants. Sounds screechingly familiar to the Novus Ordo bishops doesn't it?
While nobody denies that Kerry did serve his country in harm's way, it is his exaggerated claims of heroism and subsequent attacks on the military and his fellow soldiers that anger many. To complete the audacity of this whole thing, Kerry has then made those claims the center of his qualification for office while ignoring his other activities or voting record as Senator. The book presents the testimony of comrades disgusted with the charade concocted by Kerry and supported by others helping to perpetuate his lies. In the book The New Soldier written by Kerry and others, critics find the most radical ideas ever proclaimed by any U.S. politician, must less one seeking to be President. It is curious that Kerry has tried to stop the Unfit book using legal strong arm tactics and has threatened to sue anyone who tries to distribute The New Soldier. Those who have read the book say that it mocks Iwo Jima and that nobody who ever read it would ever vote for Kerry. Now there are reports that even the Navy has problems with the accuracy of some of Kerry's medal claims.
While all of the above is certainly distasteful and tragic in many ways, one may wonder what it has to do with Kerry's stance on abortion. I say that the Kerry revealed in Unfit for Command and The New Soldier is the same Kerry who is unfit to call himself a true Catholic and yet, sadly, represents the new, so-called Catholic! Their chain of command omits one very important, totally vital link that, without, totally disintegrates. That key ingredient link is The Creator - God Almighty - the Blessed Trinity! By leaving God out of the equation or to fit Kerry's comfort level or twisted belief that has only been furthered by the aberration of the New Order Religion of modern Rome with the emphasis on humanism and tolerance, there can be no fruits for his campaign or purposes. His background is built upon the sands of deceit and ambiguity - again, note the parallel and times of Kerry's rise to the time of the Vatican II church's rise and fall! Kerry is destined to fail because, as Christ said in last Sunday's Gospel "No man can serve two masters" (Matthew 6: 24).
Two Faces and Camouflage
Notice the parallels. Just as Kerry is accused of concocting heroism for later use, he stands accused of concocting devotion for later use. Just as Kerry is accused of using the symbols of military heroism as keys to escape which he later rejected as symbols of military imperialism and yet now holds up as signs of qualification to lead, he stands accused of using the ultimate Symbol of Catholic Devotion and Belief, the Most Holy Eucharist - though today the True Presence has been so diminished by the Novus Ordo apparatchiks - as the key to claiming to be a serious, practicing Catholic which he rejects every time he defends abortion and yet now holds up as a convenient tag asking for the Catholic vote. One look at his 'parish church' shows he is no more Catholic than Ariel Sharon!
Just as he made sure to film himself in Rambo wardrobe to portray the hero, so too he has often made sure that reporters and cameras show him receiving Communion to portray the Catholic. His accusers depict a man who cares little for human life and even used its loss for personal gain. According to them, he used the deaths of a father and child plus his own killing of a fleeing teen to further perpetuate his claims of heroism.
Certainly Kerry cares little for the deaths of the unborn for he has done everything possible to perpetuate their slaughter. In fact, has he not used their deaths for his own political gain by seeking the favor of the powerful abortion lobby? Kerry has been accused of the hypocrisy of declaring his fellow soldiers to be war criminals when they cite numerous war crimes which he committed. Has not Kerry shown us the hypocrisy of claiming to be personally against abortion while defending it with every fiber of his being? Kerry's threats and intimidation of any who would tarnish his sacrosanct deception through books or releasing his own past book certainly mirror his strong arm approach to those who decry abortion for religious reasons, calling them "fringe radicals" who must be stopped.
Is there any difference from the New Order church which strong arms and cajoles Traditional Catholic priests and parishioners? Sadly, no. Kerry is a product of the Novus Ordo agenda and we reap what we sow. The facts are that the Kerry of Vietnam and of the Senate Floor and of the abortionist's clinic is the one and the same Kerry with the one who unabashedly attends religious services and receives communion as just some new Purple Heart to show off and use for personal gain!
Now It All Makes Sense
Once we put the evidence about Kerry's Vietnam service, his voting record against life, his tactics during and after his service, his hypocritical accusations and exaggerated claims of heroism, and his contradictory claims of personally opposing but publicly defending abortion on the table, all of this makes perfect sense. All of the sudden, there is no inconsistency, no confusion. What was once a maze becomes a map to a man's true mission. What was once a puzzle becomes a periscope to a man's true nature. What was once a labyrinth becomes a ladder to lucidity into what is truly in a man's heart and soul, and what is not. That ladder, unfortunately, is missing the most important rung - dependence on God! Once we look at all of the evidence, it is clear that, in the hands of President Kerry, the unborn have no chance. Under President Kerry, the family will have no chance. Under President Kerry, respect and submission to God will have no chance.
You see, the Swift Boat Kerry is neither personally opposed to lying nor hesitant to publicly defend it! In short, it is all on paper, for the evidence and his own deeds and words show that Kerry is both a paper hero and a paper Catholic.
Because of the essential missing link it is evident that when push comes to shove, just as the post-conciliar church cannot be counted on to uphold the Sacred Deposit of the Faith because tolerance, humanism, ecumenism and so many other isms take priority over the ethics of irrefutable truth, so also Kerry cannot be depended on to carry out what God has deigned as proven by his record. The measure of a man is measured in his integrity and where his heart is. From his voting score, actions and recorded words we can see the former is suspect, and because of that the heart lacks the sincerity necessary for anyone to trust. It's all on paper and will meet the inevitable end intended - shredded or cast into the fire. Pray his soul will not follow!
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.