“When Religion and Royalty are swept away, the people will attack the great, and after the great, they will fall upon the rich.”
--Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)
[Catherine de Medici expliquée, Souverain (1843)]
It behooves to stipulate, at the outset, that American Exceptionalism is the moral equivalent in the New World of Royalty in the Old World. Above and beyond the incestuous proclivities of the aristocracy as a social class, Royalty is the embodiment of the noble and sublime Divine endowment of the human soul. It is the secular approximation to the biblical notion that God created man in His own image.
The Obama Regime did not exactly assault the establishment according to the sequential model of Balzac. Rather, he assaulted with the Blitzkrieg tactic, a military doctrine more historically associated with the Nazi Germany of Hitler and Goehring. Immediately after he was statutorily sworn to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” he proceeded to pledge to fundamentally transform the very nation he was sworn to “preserve, protect and defend.” The rest is dismal history.
The recent assault on the Catholic Church unleashed by the Obama regime has been spun by the “drive-by media” and the other usual suspects as protection of women’s rights for reproductive health decisions. To any astute observer, this could hardly be construed as news. As I pointed out on page 210 of my recent book, Flirting with Misadventures, (and I quote):
President Obama being a self-professed Christian, I concede him his professed faith. I only dare suggest in passing that judging by his policies alone, he appears to be most likely a Progressives Secularist unless there is such a thing as Christianity of the godless variety.
As far as the literati progressive secularist ruling elites are concerned, religion is completely acceptable to the extent that you keep the practice thereof within the limits circumscribed by the protocols of showmanship. It’s all right if it is only for show. Once you add substance and convictions into the mix, it becomes a threat to the regime’s agenda as it undermines the leverage required by a command and control paradigm of governance.
The Obama Regime shall go down in history as the most deviously dishonest, duplicitous, and divisive Presidential tenure to have ever tarnished the Oval Office. We have a President whose claim to fame has been at least partly as a Constitutional Law professor but whose signature legislative achievement, ObamaCare, has been debated in the Supreme Court on grounds of constitutionality, giving, per Peggy Noonan, “off an overall air not of political misfeasance but malfeasance.”
History can be forgiving of mere bungling incompetence. It cannot be as generous on any malicious designs to undermine the moral and intellectual underpinnings of what makes the essence of Americanism as an exceptional cultural achievement of humankind throughout God’s Creation.