Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Small wonder religious liberty and the Catholic Church are under assault in the United States - look who has the President's ear

As this article notes, Valerie Jarrett, adviser to Kathleen Sebelius, played a major role in the Obama administration's decision to assault religious liberty and to cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States in an effort to compel Catholics to violate their consciences by forcing them to offer their employees health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception.  See here.

Valerie Jarrett owes much of her success to Marilyn Katz.  As this blog asks: "Who is this person to whom Jarrett is so indebted – and whom, we shall see, she calls a personal friend? Marilyn Katz provided 'security' for Students for a Democratic Society at the 1968 Democratic Convention. Undercover Chicago policeman William Frapolly told prosecutors that during the Days of Rage, Katz showed protesters a new weapon to use against the police: 'a cluster of nails that were sharpened at both ends, and they were fastened in the center.' Police later reported being hit by golf balls with nails through them, as well as excrement. Years later, Katz would insist her 'guerrilla nails' were merely 'a defensive weapon' to prevent 'possible bad behavior by the police.'"

Besides playing a leading role in the SDS rioting around the 1968 Democratic Party conference in Chicago, Katz, who was later welcomed into the Obama presidential campaign with open arms while being listed as a fundraising "bundler" on the president's website, was a prominent pro-abortion activist in the 1970s.  She is credited with planning the Reproductive Rights National Network which was founded in 1978 while serving as National Political Secretary for the socialist New American Movement in 1977.  As this website notes, "NAM's interest in education also grew out of its members' engagement with the work of Antonio Gramsci.."

Antonio Gramsci was an Italian philosopher and political theorist who was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy. Gramsci proposed gradualism, infiltration and the dialectic process rather than bloody revolution, a transformational Marxism which would infiltrate a host in a subtle manner in order to defeat it from within. This tactic of infiltration was encapsulated in a speech given by Communist International General Secretary Georgi Dimitroff to the Seventh World Congress of the Comintern in 1935:

"Comrades, you remember the ancient tale of the capture of Troy. Troy was inaccessible to the armies attacking her, thanks to her impregnable walls. And the attacking army, after suffering many sacrifices, was unable to achieve victory until, with the aid of the famous Trojan horse, it managed to penetrate to the very heart of the enemy's camp."

Well folks, the enemy has penetrated the camp and is now metastacizing like a cancer.  And we are reaping its poisoned fruit.  For Antonio Gramsci, the Catholic Church was the enemy which had to be vanquished. It would appear that the Obama administration shares this view.

1 comment:

Michael Cole said...

Gramsci's influence on revolutionaries such as Bryan Hehir who are working to subvert the Church from within:


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