Monday, 2 February 2009

Bishop Williamson's Outburst

I was seven years old when WWII ended and the images that emerged from Nazi Germany shortly after the war of the Concentration Camps and their victims have seared themselves on my memory. Anyone who seek to minimise or make light of the suffering of The Jewish people, and indeed many others, at the hand of the Nazis (pagans and self-proclaimed heirs of the Enlightenment) during this dark period in the history of modernity, displays prima facie signs of criminal insanity.

That said, I do not support the sort of holocaust denial legislation in place in Germany. The problem is that what is being criminalized is precariously close to a thought crime. Once we hand these sorts of sanctions to liberal governments, it is only a matter of time before they are using them to persecute those who expose truths they find uncomfortable. One can find oneself in trouble in Turkey for example for drawing attention to Turkey’s role in the massacre of millions of Catholic Armenians. In Canada, a Christian minister can find himself in serious trouble for merely pointing out that sodomy is one of the sins crying to Heaven for vengeance.

Neither does it follow that I cannot acknowledge that the godless secular left’s preoccupation with the Holocaust is for the most part mendacious. It is driven by their desire to divert our attention away from the fact that their hands are dripping with innocent blood: the millions who died in the cruel purges of Stalin (a man idolized in his time by the British left) and his henchmen (all militant atheists) are but one of numerous examples.

The willingness of the secular left to sanction massacres, on a scale unknown before the age of Enlightenment, to advance their agenda is also born testament to by the current abortion holocaust. Indeed, if you want to drive a secular liberal apoplectic with rage, point out to him the similarities between the Nazi’s attitude to the Jews and the pro-aborts’ attitude to the unborn. Both have arbitrarily decided to define a sub-set of humanity as sub-human. Both have then equally arbitrarily decided that they may murder this sub-set if it serves their “laudable” purposes.

Neither should we ever forget that one of the first acts of the Christophobic Masons behind the French Revolution, the midwives in at the birth of modernity, was to organize a genocidal massacre of all Catholics in north west France. By the time this came to an end some 300,000 Catholics had been butchered by musket, rapier or drowning. So meticulous did the Infernal Columns carry out their “duties” that not even our pets and livestock were spared: whole villages were left full of our corpses: men, women, children and beast lay rotting side by side. The secular left, true to its mendacious form, has managed to entirely expunge that inconvenient little truth from the history books and the collective memory.

The recent decision of Edinburgh Social Services to remove two children from the care of their grandparent and place them with a brace of sodomites united in a sham marriage by nothing more holy than a mutual commitment to a disordered sexuality is merely one more illustration of the continual willingness of secular left ideologues to sacrifice the innocent on the altars of their distorted agendas.

No Catholic should ever watch television with his brains in his lap like a secularist. The mainstream media is controlled by the Christophobic left and even when they tell the truth they are lying. Just consider the recent saturation coverage of the murder of some two-hundred innocent Indians by Islamists in Mumbai. What was wrong with that you may ask? Nothing, except that an even larger number of Christians have suffered a similar fate at the hands of Hindu-fascists in the same country and of that the main stream media has reported absolutely nothing! To report such matters for the godless secularists who massage our news would clearly be the equivalent of reporting that so many flies had been swatted.

Nevertheless, the evidence for the cruel fate of the Jews under the Nazis, like the evidence for the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Our Blessed Lord, rest on the solid testimony of contemporary witnesses who were close to and even personally involved in these events. Further, just as the Apostles and others maintained their testimony in the face of persecution and cruel death, so some of the leading Nazis maintained their testimony while facing the hangman’s noose. Consequently, any traditionalist who seeks to seriously question the Holocaust, either with regard to the number of its victims or its methodology, is in danger of sawing off one of the main branch on which his own faith rests.

Against this background, when I read Bishop Williamson’s outburst on Swedish television, my jaw dropped. The Bishop confirmed his earlier infamous remark in Canada that “there was not one Jew killed by the gas chambers; it was all lies, lies, lies.” The Bishop further declares on camera that “I believe there were no gas chambers” and that “the historical evidence… is hugely against six million Jews having been gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler… I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews died in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them in gas chambers.”

“Jaw dropping” aside, I was not entirely surprised for I had a year or two earlier out of curiosity attended one of the Bishop’s lectures. My gut reaction, which has more often than not served me well, was that he was a vain man who clearly revelled in the notoriety (and the following) that his crackpot opinions gained for him. He had clearly never met a conspiracy theory that he didn’t absolutely adore. Further, this array of way-out opinions were seemingly held with the sort of moral certainty that Catholics normally reserves for dogmas of the faith - yet the evidence marshaled to support them seldom rose above knowing winks, nods and nose tapping in the general direction of some sort of Gnostic knowledge of his inner circle.

I recently wrote that the next decade or two is shaping up from the Devil’s perspective to be one of the most decisive battles of history. It is a matter of enormous regret that the Devil has been handed an easy victory on a plate, in one of the first skirmishes in this gathering cosmic war, by a level of stupidity seldom found in nature in one of our own “generals”. Indeed, were Bishop Williamson a military man, he would now be facing a court marshal for negligently aiding the enemy.

Hopefully, once the SSPX position is regularized, entirely admirable men like Bishop Fellay who has already moved swiftly to distance the Society from Williamson, will be in a position to deal with such matters both effectively and decisively. In the meantime, if Bishop Williamson had the love for the Church and tradition that he claims, he would fall on his sword - and today rather than tomorrow.