Good Goy! Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
If you were paying attention during the 2016 election, you would have known that Donald J. Trump, President of the United States (much to the chagrin of the alt-left who have been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome), has always been a good mensch. A very good mensch in fact. Definitely not "Literally Hitler".
Trump's position on the Jewish state wasn't in the forefront of his campaign until he gave his speech at AIPAC. Before this, I thought that maybe, just maybe, Donald Trump would actually challenge the long held D.C. establishment "Israel First" policy. As it turns out, the whole "Donald Trump is an Anti-Semite" meme is just a bunch of #FakeNews.
No, Trump has been an ally to the Jewish state of Israel since even before "day one", and he has promised to continue the United States' policy of backing them, militarily and financially, come hell or high water.
President Trump's pledges (as well as those of many former presidents, including Obama) now lead us to the latest development in the horrific relationship between America, the Jewish State and the Palestinians: Donald Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem, not Tel-Aviv, as the Capital of Israel. This, of course, has lead to a chorus of praise for the President by both the Israel Lobby as well as Evangelical Zionist "Christians" who, according to the Jewish publication The Forward, were primarily responsible for this move.
As a matter of fact, John Hagee, leader of a heretical Evangelical Mega-Church in San Antonio, Texas said:
"I can assure you that 60 million evangelicals are watching this promise closely because if President Trump moves the embassy into Jerusalem, he will historically step into immortality... He will be remembered for thousands of years for his act of courage to treat Israel like we already treat other nations."
"If he does not, he will be remembered as just another president who made a promise he failed to keep which would generate massive disappointment in that strong evangelical base that went to vote for him against Hillary Clinton,"
This move is very problematic, of course, both politically and diplomatically, with the possibility of seriously inflaming the Jewish/Palestinian conflict. It's not a particularly new development in international politics, and the idea of recognizing Jerusalem as the "undivided capital of Israel" has been a recurring theme for decades amongst American leadership, but it's not just this recent action by Trump that is problematic: the Jewish State itself is problematic, and I'll explain why.
Without getting into political arguments against the state of Israel (War Crimes, The Balfor Declaration, The Illegal Occupation of Palestinian Lands, The Iran Ruse), we should refresh ourselves on the religious reasons why a good Catholic cannot support the Jewish state.
First, let me be clear: the issue we're dealing with is not one of ethnicity or race, but of religion. I have no issues with an ethnocultural group seeking to preserve their peoples and customs, especially in the wake of devastating demographic shifts, like what is currently happening in the U.K., France and Germany (but not Poland) because of the "migrant crisis" (aka "The Great Replacement"). It is perfectly fine for the French people to have a French state, ESPECIALLY if they recognize the Kingship of Christ, as they once did before the Revolution.
But the Jews are not just an ethnocultural group. They are also a religious group. A religious group that hangs their hat on the fact that they committed Deicide about 2,000 years ago. A religious group that made "void the word of God by [their] own tradition..." and "outwardly appear to men beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and of all filthiness." These are not my words, but the words of Our Lord. Indeed, the Jews have rejected God, His Church and His grace, and seek to build Heaven on earth (see: Socialism, Communism, Zionism).
At this point in the article, yentes all over the world will plotz and start to kvetch, saying, "Look at the chutzpah on this goy! Can you believe he dares to speak out against our beloved Israel? You're an Anti-Semite!"
No. Just, no. In fact, it is out of my love for the Jews that I wish to point out these problems, not out of hatred. I want to see the good people in Israel convert, just like Alphonse Ratisbonne, who then devoted the rest of his life to Our Lord's service, converting Jews and saving their souls from their damnable false religion.
It is out of true charity that Catholics must not go along encouraging and sanctioning the Jewish state of Israel, along with their errors. We must be merciful to their souls by firmly and kindly correcting them, in the manner Saint Pius X corrected the leader of the Zionist movement, Theodore Herzl:
"We cannot give approval to this movement. We cannot prevent the Jews from going to Jerusalem—but we could never sanction it. The soil of Jerusalem, if it was not always sacred, has been sanctified by the life of Jesus Christ. As the head of the Church I cannot tell you anything different. The Jews have not recognized our Lord, therefore we cannot recognize the Jewish people."
In the wake of this move by President Trump, we should not rejoice, or condone these actions, but pray. Pray like Catholics have always prayed. For our nation's leader, for the conversion of sinners, and especially for the conversion of the Jewish Nation:
Let us pray also for the perfidious Jews: that Almighty God may remove the veil from their hearts; so that they too may acknowledge Jesus Christ our Lord.
Almighty and eternal God, Who dost not exclude from Thy mercy even Jewish faithlessness: hear our prayers, which we offer for the blindness of that people; that acknowledging the light of Thy Truth, which is Christ, they may be delivered from their darkness.
If this subject piques your interest, I strongly recommend picking up a copy of Father Fahey's book "The Kingship of Christ and the Conversion of the Jewish Nation" from our bookstore.
In this work, Fr. Fahey explains the rights of Christ the King versus organized naturalism, which is counter to Christ's rights. Christians are not only called to be holy and spiritual, but also to transform society according to the laws of God so that Christ reigns not only in Heaven, but also in everyday society. Fr. Fahey speaks of the role of the Jews against this rule of Christ the King, explains their role in ancient and modern society, and their conversion to Christ the Messiah. Modern society is grossly disordered, as any thinking man will readily acknowledge, and it can only be reconstituted by reestablishing the rule of Christ, and His Church, over all parts of society, from the top down. Though written in 1953 it remains timely because the subject matter remains pertinent to our day and age. Father Fahey is the expert on the rights of Christ in society, and a good place to begin to understand what has happened to our society, why, and the solution.