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A Picture worth a thousand words

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The title of this post might sound rather cliche, but what if I told you that the above photo is of a graduating class of high school girls taken not even sixty years ago?  Yes, these young ladies make up part of the Class of 1958 at Upper Darby High School, located near Philadelphia, PA.

A brief reflection from the original poster:

“Wow, pause for a moment and reflect on this astounding glimpse into the past. Judging by appearances, these are mature women prepared for real life, not children prepared for another phase of extended childhood.

Some of these young women are very beautiful. They have movie star looks. But notice how the ones who have humbler looks are beautified and even ennobled by their dignified dress and charming modesty. Styles of today are, in contrast, especially unkind to women not endowed with great looks. By the way, Upper Darby was not a wealthy town. These are middle-class students. Thanks, feminism! Thanks all you pink-hatted gripe artists! Thanks for destroying the beauty, purpose and nobility of femininity!

Consider further that Upper Darby is not even a religious school, but a public one, and that probably not one of these girls is above 18 or 19 years of age.  Young ladies like these could scarcely be found at Catholic high schools twenty years later.  With the exception of the beautiful traditionally-minded schools, of which there are far too few, secondary education is now specifically designed (more or less) to form revolutionaries against the quickly fading Christian West.

What happened then?  Clearly even the 1950s was not the very best of times.  We were still afflicted in lesser degrees with the errors of the Revolution, dating back to Luther, and Freemasonry had gained some considerable ground.  However, once the Church was plunged into a crisis of the greatest magnitude, its influence was greatly diminished in the world.  The world cannot fend for itself; it depends necessarily on the Church for life.  As Vatican II was “liberating” the Church, the moral chaos of the sexual, “Woodstock” revolution was beginning to wreak havoc on the world.

We no longer enable young girls to grow into true mothers.  Instead, they are taught the errors of feminism and “what it means to be free”.  They are taught to degrade true men and hold themselves as the higher authority over all.  At the time the women of yesteryear are becoming mothers, they have already known for years how to use birth control methods and crave tattoos and piercings.  They will almost undoubtedly attend “university” to become a professional woman, which is simply an oxymoron.  A woman strictly committed to the modern workforce is no woman.  This is not to say that girls in this age cannot have university training at all, as even the teacher and nurse, among others, are unfortunately now required to have all of these supposedly necessary qualifications.  We are “enlightened” after all.  However, this should be viewed simply as an exception for our age.  Not even a man should have to endure such degradation when the exact opposite should be taking place.

As for the men, they likewise have been affected by feminism in surrendering so much of their masculinity to the women.  They are hardly men anymore.  It is absolutely a complete reversal of even the most basic common sense.  Behind every man is a good woman; God has designed it this way.  She is to strengthen and make the man.  As the women go, so do the men.  If only the women so hungry for power recognized what kind of power they have been given.  This does not mean that men may make excuses like Adam, but is a recognition of the reality of life. The women largely make the society.  Although the sanctuary is revered higher than the sacristy, the latter enables most everything to take place in the former.  The same goes for the world and home.  Without the “behind the scenes” preparations of the home, the stage of the world cannot go on normally.  Such is the case with the world today.  Let us restore the Christian woman and her Christian home!

~ Steven C.

The original sources for this post are the blog post linked to above, as well as Tradition in Action.  As with many of our sources, we do not necessarily guarantee complete agreement with all positions, but simply an endorsement of the subject matter featured.  

 

How Feminism is tearing apart Society

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Since the early 20th century, with an explosion in the radical 1960’s, the revolutionaries have waged an all-out war on women in the name of “feminism”.  These grave errors have enveloped the West and the end result is the masculinization of women and the feminization of men.  As the woman’s duty is to be the heart and soul of both her own family and the Christian family as a whole, she is necessary for a prosperous future of life and joy.  Without her, the world is nothing but an empty shell deprived of true substance.

The devil has made great progress in turning an institution of God upside down and the very essence of Marriage and the Family is now questioned in our age.  Unfortunately, even those who particularly ought to be defending this sacred plan of God have often compromised on the modern errors.  How could we deny the creeping influence of the feminist mindset in the structures of the Church itself?  May Our Lord strengthen us in this great battle and send us many more Christian men and women.

A sermon by Fr. Jules Belisle, SSPX:

My dear brethren,

When God created the world, He did it with order. He established a hierarchy among the created things in order that the universe be one, while being made of different beings. Creation is an image of God, and so God wanted to show His unity in creatures that would be necessarily limited, and so different, from Him. The keystone of this creation was man – not because he is the greatest creature (angels are better), but because He assumes in him all creation. In the Middle Ages, the theologians called man a microcosm (a little universe), as he joins in one being the spiritual and material worlds.

When man sinned, he destroyed that order. First in himself, the microcosm was no longer ordered to serve God, as man himself wanted to be his own god. The passions – material powers made to help the soul achieve its goal – were in rebellion with the will, and tended toward other objects than the right ones presented by the intelligence. This rebellion against God however had another consequence. Beings submitted to man started to revolt against him and the society of men was to be plagued by wars and dissension.

Today, this revolt of man against God caused by original sin continues, but along the centuries, it changed its tactic and sometimes its name. In our modern world, a manifestation of it that is most prevalent is feminism. Feminism is a word that is used for many things, but very often, when we hear the word we are thinking of ladies making a manifestation in the streets for the right to vote, or salary equality, and all these social demands, but that’s not exactly what feminism is. This is a manifestation of it, but it doesn’t show exactly what it is, because some of these demands are just and should be able to be done without any feminist ideology behind them.

What exactly is feminism, and why is it such a danger to all of us? Why is it something that, I would say, even the best of women (and men) in the world of today are tainted with? In order to do so, I would first like to present some quotes from feminists (in fact these are sentences from feminist men, not women). This gives us a little bit of an idea of exactly what is behind all this, and after that we will explain exactly what feminism is. “Feminism is about breaking down arbitrary barriers. I think about all the limitations of opportunity that people experience because of arbitrary differences like race or gender. Just because there’s an arbitrary rule, we’re not going to let you do certain things or be certain things. We’re going to limit your education and work, and commit violent attacks on you because of some arbitrary external characteristic.”

You can see here that for feminists, the first task is to make the gender difference an arbitrary one. Nature has nothing to do with the difference of men and women, it is as arbitrary as race. What a stupid thing to think! Every child knows that a boy and a girl are different – and not only on the physical level – but in our modern world in which common sense is destroyed by a false philosophy, this goes very well, especially when they insist on confusing the word `different’ with the word `unequal’.

Another quotation: “Feminism is at the cutting edge of nearly all major intellectual disciplines. Guys, if you don’t understand feminism, it’s not because it’s not true. It’s because you haven’t allowed yourself to think about it yet.”

This quote shows us that feminism is not firstly a political movement, but a way of thinking. The political aspect of feminism may be faltering, that doesn’t matter to them as long as people adopt their way of thinking. It is the “new idea” that will save the world from barbarism.

In a more Catholic vocabulary, what exactly is feminism? Feminism really is the ultimate manifestation of pride in front of God. Feminism is not a way to make a better world where men and women are equal, it’s in fact, having as a purpose, to make a world where both men and women are gods, that is the purpose of feminism. It is not a revolt of women against men because that really has no meaning. In the liberal society issued from the revolution, there were some injustices that had been created but they were the excuse for feminism, it was only to give the occasion to men and women to revolt another time against God. Feminism wants to make the order established by God in creation look arbitrary, in order to be able to replace it by its own “order.”

My dear brethren, if we want to free ourselves of feminism, we need to understand what exactly is the order of God in creation, and especially the relationship between men and women. As we have just said, creation is an image of God, a symbol of God. Symbolism in the world is something that is very important. God made the world as a symbol, as a sign of Himself, because the intellectual creatures that He put in this world, ourselves, are made to know Him. However, our intelligence is not able to grasp Him directly. So in order to help us to understand Him, to get to Him, He will put symbols, analogies of Himself in the world.

When God created Adam, the book of Genesis tells us that He made man in His image and likeness. Man represents God in creation, he represents the authority of God in creation, as he has been put at the head of the material world; but man is not God, it’s only a symbol, and in order to remind man that he is not a god, God created beside him, a companion, the woman. If you read Genesis carefully, God said, “Let’s make someone similar to man.” He doesn’t say that the woman is similar to God. He says that she’s similar to man. It’s obvious that if we look at the physiological side, we both share the same nature and so by that women also are an image of God; but see the symbol that God wants to put in the difference of gender. Here the woman is the image of the image of God, and so if woman is to be a companion submitted to man, it is to remind man in all his actions that he is to be submitted to God. If his image is submitted to him, he must be submitted to Whom he is the image also. So this submission that exists between man and woman, is an image, is a reminder to all of us that we must obey God.

However, we have to note that this submission is not a submission of all women to all men. Some women can have authority over men, that is not a problem. It is very important to see that the symbol must be common, but doesn’t need to be without exception. That will explain why in a Catholic society, even if normally women didn’t have a position of authority, it was not at all forbidden, and I would say it was not at all rare, to see women with authority. During the Middle Ages you find queens that had as much authority as kings, and very often when an artisan died, his widow took up the trade, and was doing exactly as he had been doing – that was not something rare at all. So you see that in these cases, Catholic society didn’t see this submission as being necessary. Where the submission of the woman to a man is really symbolic of our submission to God, is in the relationship of husband and wife. In a normal society, men and women will have different tasks, in order to take advantage of the different qualities of both genders, but that will suffer exceptions, as individuals are widely different and can sometimes have the qualities or the vocation of the other gender. (See the example of St. Joan of Arc). In marriage a distinct society is formed – the family – and this society needs hierarchy, and so God put in it the symbol of our submission by making the man head of the family and the woman his companion.

Feminism is bent to destroy that order and hierarchy, and so will try to replace it in society in order to be able to change it in the marriage. So first it will ask for “equality” in the society, telling us that both men and women are fitted to do anything. In order to foster that, it will give the example of the exceptions, and generalize it to all men and women. That step is mostly completed today, and you see the mess in which it has put our society. Incapable people get positions only because we cannot discriminate. This last word has become a bad word, while in fact it means to choose the best and let go of what is useless for the task at hand. I discriminate when I choose a hammer instead of a screwdriver to drive nails in a board. This concept is at the bottom of any organized society, and even today, in spite of the words, discrimination is still used. If not, it would be chaos.

Feminism will also try to destroy the order in marriage, by putting both partners equal in everything. It is true that husband and wife are equal in regard to the contract of marriage and so in regard to the marriage act, but the husband is the head of the family created by the contract, and so there is inequality. Inequality doesn’t mean oppression and slavery, it means a different place in the hierarchy of things. As St. Paul said, the sanctification of the wife is in motherhood, in having the stronger hand in the raising of children, while the man dedicates his life for his wife by working and providing for her and their children the means of life. It is sure that the wife can help in the income of the family and that the father will have to do something in the education of children, but they are not interchangeable. We would need another sermon to explain in detail the duties of both husband and wife.

After having destroyed the natural order, feminism will be able to implement a new order of things. It is here that the problem of feminism becomes visible, as it becomes quite divided. Some will be very radical, and will try to consider women the only good persons of society and promote the demotion of men; but all the flavours of feminine empowerment, and by a contrary reaction, all the flavours of male “liberation” will try to win the favour of the crowd. This is the chaos that we live in, and in fact, we can say that feminism is at the root of all the other “liberations” that are destroying society today, as the rights for homosexuality, pedophilea, etc.

My dear brethren, we have to fight to restore the natural order made by God, to fight to keep it in our own lives. This order is necessary for the symbolic reasons we have already seen. These symbols help us to know God better and so serve Him more lovingly. So man has to show not only the power of God by being in charge, but has also to show the virtues of God, to be really a new Christ, and especially in the relationship of marriage. Woman is to be the companion of man, to remind him that he is to be submitted to God, and that’s why in the marriage the wife obeys her husband, to remind men that they must obey God. It is why St. Paul asks women to wear a veil in the Church, to remind both men and women they have to be submitted to God, because they share the same nature as men.

Also the natural order and hierarchy is better for us , and so we need to restore it. God wants us to be saved, to go to heaven. For that, He promised to give us the tools to do it, the graces that we need, and one of these tools is our vocation. God gave us the particular blend of virtues and qualities to help us to succeed in a particular way of life. If we try to do something else, we are not damned, necessarily, but our salvation will be more difficult, as we will not have the tools to do a good job. A married man will have more chances to be saved by being a good husband, a real leader of his family in all fields, even the one of sanctification, than by being a wimp only interested in cars and pleasures, leaving all decisions and good examples to his wife. A wife will be more certain of her sanctification by obeying her husband and raising her children than by having a successful career, except if God shows her that it is His will for Her.

Finally, my dear brethren, let’s look at the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary to help us in this restoration of true Catholic thinking. You see, the Blessed Virgin Mary is a woman and She was submitted to God. What was Her mission? To be the companion of Jesus in the work of redemption, and in that She is submitted to Jesus, She will follow Him in the way of the Cross, but She still is above all men. You see the submission of Mary to Jesus doesn’t apply in Mary submitting to all men. Mary is not submitted to all men because She is Queen of all men. So by that we see that there are two different things here.

We have to remember that the real submission that exists between men and women is a symbol of a higher reality, as Mary is doing in Her mission but still is Queen of all men. So let’s ask Her to understand this, to understand this importance of showing respect to God in the way that He wants it. Ask Her the grace to understand God in these images that He put in the world – what God wants us to do on the supernatural level, He put on the natural one – to show us a little bit how to do this.

So let’s ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to help us, to give us the grace to react in this world, to react against this ideology that is destroying, in fact, the last order weakened by original sin: the order between men and women. Let’s ask Her the grace to reestablish not only that order but also all the other ones, the order of our passions to our intelligence, the order of ourselves to God.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

 

A STRONG CATHOLIC WOMAN’S MANIFESTO AGAINST FEMINISM (provided by Isabella De Vita) is another selection I wished to provide for our readers.  The tone is most assuredly strong, but a system of errors that has harvested a culture of death needs a strong remedy!  May all soldiers of Christ work to protect the Divine Plan of God for the world, for the sake of all of Christendom.

A challenge to all single men: It is time to declare WAR on the feminist-minded woman! It is time for a masculine push-back against this counterfeit order between men and women. Stop being passive! Step up and claim your rightful position! Learn to recognize the feminist as your enemy!

While single, do not date a feminist and do not marry one. You must decide now to only court traditional, family-oriented women who value their perfectly rightful and honored position in our society, and who embrace their feminine natures and roles.
Confront the illusion of ‘gender equality.’ This imbalance is not oppression, but rather, it is differences that should be celebrated. Do not reward or legitimize any woman who will not submit to Patriarchy!

The strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men, and the masculinization of women, which has resulted from communist feminism. It is the cancer that is destroying families, adversely effecting our nations’ very important birth rates, corrupting moral integrity, destroying our economy, and wounding our children.

Time to lead the way, men, and to FIGHT back! If a woman does not respect you for standing for this necessary truth, she is a fool and she will reap the consequences. However, myself and all freedom-loving Christian women will respect and love you for it – and the sovereignty and stability of nations depend upon it.

Ladies: If this message ruffles your pretty little feathers. Good. Perhaps you have been harboring this destructive lie. There are, of course, ways that we, as women can, and should, join this battle. If you have been indoctrinated in the belief that the feminist movement is aimed at establishing more rights and legal protection, wise up, and fast!

Feminism is a FARCE and a poison. There is no ‘true feminism.’ There is no need to have a movement that defines itself as ‘pro-women’ and that causes division. We should be striving for the rights of all people.

It is time to repent of this Satanic, psychotic ideology. If we want to be truly empowered as women, we must take our place of honor that God has designed especially for us. This requires obedience, submission, and a servant’s heart toward our men. But there is favor, protection and blessings in doing so.

 

~Steven C., “Knight of Tradition”