March 17, 2013 15 Comments
With the recent shakeups in the arena of Catholicism and with several people messaging me asking for my perspective on what was happening, I thought I would give an analytical report based on my research and several years spent in Catholic circles of all flavors: traditionalist, liberal, etc. Given that history, and given my own proclivities for comparative religion and the underground “scoop” (if you will) as it pertains to these groups, I feel competent to give a report. I will not be taking a particular theological stance here: my focus will be primarily geo-political, especially since I recently finished Malachi Martin’s lengthy geo-political tome, The Keys of This Blood. Another reason this is very relevant revolves around my own personal interest in the Cold War the last year. With an ever-expanding library of such materials, I’ve decided to try to take a decade or so of Catholic research and combine it with recent forays into Sovietism, and condense it into this article.
Malachi Martin is a dubious figure. Facts on his history can be researched on one’s own, but suffice to say I do view him as a consummate insider into Vatican affairs, particularly as relates to Vatican II, since he was a peritus of Cardinal Bea, a leading “liberal” at the Council, as well as being a personal friend of John XXIII and Paul VI (Martin, that is). Martin was, at the time of the council, very clearly a theological liberal, positing several things in his early book The Encounter that are manifestly, from a classical Catholic perspective, modernist, as well as what might be considered “process theology.” So my approach is not going to be flawed by what is often the uneducated stance taken by so many “traditionalists,” who cite Martin as some sort of “prophet” who was working to fight the changes in the institution. On the contrary, a thorough reading of his works (and I’ve read several of them), leads to the opposite conclusion.
Why, then, does Martin’s book matter? Because it is a geo-political treatise that shows a clear insight into modern intrigues that most analysts overlook, miss, or are completely ignorant of. In intelligence, media, and research analysis, this area is often garbled because of mass ignorance of Catholic theology and history. I am not ignorant of Catholic theology and history. I am also not a complete newbie when it comes to political intrigue and news analysis, so I intend in this article to highlight areas that are utterly missing in mainstream and alternative news perspectives. Martin’s book matters because it offers predictions in 1990 (when it was written) that have since come true. This alone shows the book has relevance, regardless of Martin’s dubious motives or questionable actions.
Aside from that, the book is full of spot-on geo-political analyses that match up with other well-known researchers and analysts that have been highlighted here and elsewhere. For example, readers will notice that I have cited Joel Skousen’s analyses of strategic threats and the continuance of the threat of communism and Sovietism. The chief thesis in that regard being that international communism did not suddenly disappear with the “fall of the Wall,” but instead took on an underground, covert stance. It has continued to operate out of Moscow and other centers of Europe with the intention still of destroying the West. One of those chief enemies in the West, from this perspective, is the Roman Catholic institution. For worldwide atheistic communism or socialism or secular humanism to have the final victory, the West must be dismantled. Read more of this post