Marx brothers all…
French Socialist Leader applauds Encyclical Fratelli Tutti
After the Freemasonic Grand Orient Lodge of Spain gave its endorsement, another enemy of Roman Catholicism has voiced his support for “Pope” Francis’ new encyclical Fratelli Tutti, on human fraternity and social friendship.
We are talking about Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the founder and current leader of the French socialist political movement La France Insoumise (“Insubordinate France”), which enjoys the support of the French Communist Party.
Melenchon sings the praises of the encyclical in an article he penned for the French Novus Ordo magazine La Vie, which was published Oct. 9, 2020.
Regarding the “neoliberal economic model” Francis critiques in Fratelli Tutti, Melenchon notes: “His words sound similar enough to my own, so they move me.” Alas, they are not the only thing in the encyclical that “moves” the French socialist, who, by the way, denies being a Communist.
With regard to the notion of people, for instance, Melenchon argues it must be “demythologized”. In this he echoes Francis, who claims: “The concept of ‘people’ is in fact open-ended. A living and dynamic people, a people with a future, is one constantly open to a new synthesis through its ability to welcome differences” (Fratelli Tutti, n. 160).
The French politician agrees, writing in La Vie: “We cannot attribute to [the concept of ‘people’] an essence that is good or bad by nature. People is a social and cultural construct. In our theory of the era of the people, it is the new actor of this moment in history. It encompasses all those who need access to collective networks to produce their material existence.” Welcome to Marxist dialectics.
Like Francis, Mélenchon also endorses “a fraternal universalist vision shared between believers and unbelievers”, as he writes. The utopia he and his ideological twin envision is not one in which Christ is King (cf. Pope Pius XI, Encyclical Quas Primas), but one in which our Lord’s rightful throne has been usurped by man, whose supposed rights militate against, and take precedence over, the genuine rights of God (cf. Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Tametsi, n. 13).
Pope St. Pius X warned us. There is no genuine fraternity outside of Christian charity; “the City cannot be built otherwise than as God has built it”:
By separating fraternity from Christian charity…, Democracy, far from being a progress, would mean a disastrous step backwards for civilization. If, as We desire with all Our heart, the highest possible peak of well being for society and its members is to be attained through fraternity or, as it is also called, universal solidarity, all minds must be united in the knowledge of Truth, all wills united in morality, and all hearts in the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ. But this union is attainable only by Catholic charity, and that is why Catholic charity alone can lead the people in the march of progress towards the ideal civilization.
(Pope Pius X, Apostolic Letter Notre Charge Apostolique)
The Vatican II Sect is so far from real Catholicism at this point, it boggles the mind.
For the Catholic antidote to all these social and political errors promoted by Francis and his ideological brethren, see Fr. Edward Cahill’s The Framework of a Christian State (1932).
Ladies and gentlemen, it is daily becoming more obvious that the world is making great strides towards the abyss. They — whoever they are — are trying to eliminate not just physical borders of nations but the very concepts of nations and peoples altogether. In fact, that is what naturally happens when any kind of boundary is removed: That which was enclosed by it begins to disintegrate. Borders exist to keep things together. Be not surprised, therefore, if you see our whole world coming apart — it’s because “the mystery of iniquity [which] already worketh” (2 Thes 2:7) is advancing to the next stage, and that is the complete reorganization of the world (hence “new world order”) so as to make it ready for a one-world government under the Antichrist.
Bp. Donald Sanborn commented on that quite insightfully in the most recent episode of Francis Watch, specifically in the context of Fratelli Tutti, for that document is an invitation, so to speak, for the Antichrist. That the Antichrist will come and rule the world before Christ returns, is part of Divine Revelation (see 1 Jn 2:18; Apoc 13:7-8). For that to be possible, the Pope had to be removed for a short time (“taken out of the way”; 2 Thes 2:7) and the Catholic Church put in eclipse by the “operation of error” (2 Thes 2:10). Thus, the Church would appear to have succumbed to her enemies — just as Our Blessed Lord appeared to have been defeated by His when He was arrested, tried, and slaughtered on the Cross. As Cardinal Henry Edward Manning noted in his lectures on the Pope and the Antichrist:
The history of the Church, and the history of our Lord on earth, run as it were in parallel. For three-and-thirty years the Son of God incarnate was in the world, and no man could lay hand upon Him. No man could take Him, because His “hour was not yet come.” There was an hour foreordained when the Son of God would be delivered into the hand of sinners. He foreknew it; He foretold it. He held it in his own hand, for He surrounded His person with a circle of His own Divine power. No man could break through that circle of omnipotence until the hour came, when by His own will He opened the way for the powers of evil. … In like manner with His Church. Until the hour is come when the barrier [=the Pope] shall, by the Divine will, be taken out of the way, no one has power to lay a hand upon it. The gates of hell may war against it; they may strive and wrestle, as they struggle now with the Vicar of our Lord; but no one has the power to move Him one step, until the hour shall come when the Son of God shall permit, for a time, the powers of evil to prevail. That He will permit it for a time stands in the book of prophecy.
(Henry Edward Manning, The Present Crisis of the Holy See Tested by Prophecy [London: Burns & Lambert, 1861], pp. 55-56).
How far along we are on the timeline to the end of the world, God only knows. However, we are definitely a lot farther along than we were before Bergoglio came on the scene.
One last word on Monsieur Mélenchon. The French socialist is a card-carrying member of Freemasonry, or at least he was. In his 2012 biography Mélenchon le Plébéien, he says he entered the Grand Orient of France in 1983. He remained in it until just earlier this year, when the Lodge expelled him.
Looks like that fraternity thing doesn’t work for everyone.
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