By Timothy Fitzpatrick
Sept. 6, 2021 Anno Domini
Race denialists like Eugene Michael Jones of Culture Wars magazine would have you believe that race is only skin deep and people can change nationalities and cultures like they change underwear.
If he weren’t making these statements from a Catholic podium, one would think we were hearing yet another piece of Cultural Marxist flavour-of-the-week talking points from any number of the ruling elite’s parrots in the media. But that isn’t so. And, unfortunately, Jones is not the only so called Catholic with this opinion. Many, traditional and modern, Catholics share this opinion, likely due to decades of anti-racist brainwashing and distorted teachings from the pulpit.
So, what is the truth on the matter of race? Is it compatible with Catholic teaching or is it just bigotry? Is biological determinism (or some similar form of it) true, or is race just the colour of your skin which covers a completely blank body, mind, and soul with no genetic predispositions? I believe the answer is quite simple. Without the intervention of God, via the Holy Ghost, cultures/races/nations are predisposed to the immoral inclinations of their genetics and/or ingrained cultural beliefs. I guess you could say that biological determinism does exist, but if one converts to the true faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost guides the person away from the bad inclinations of their genetic determinism and harnesses the good aspects of it. Evidence of this is demonstrated by the changes in followers of Christ who repent from their sins—sins being the inclination of their genetic determinism inherited from Adam passed down (is not original sin a kind of genetic determinism?). However, When a person repents from sin, they don’t change entirely. They still maintain aspects of their personality and behaviour before they repented. They still retain their unique character and the moral or neutral attributes of their genetic inclinations.
Throughout the Bible and the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, nationalism is upheld as moral and virtuous. The Bible in no way promotes any inkling of multi-ethnic societies. The idea of Catholicism being universal relates to the application of salvation (to everyone, or universal). Many twist this into meaning some kind of “Holy” melting pot mechanism.
“The righteous exalteth a nation.” (Ecclesiasticus)
Indeed, the nation is a larger version of the family, which was instituted by God himself. The family is spiritually and racially cohesive, ideally. The propagation of nationhood and even ingroup cohesion is largely found in books of the Bible like Ecclesiasticus and Proverbs. For example, in Ecclesiasticus Chapter 13:14-19, it states,
“Love the Lord all thy life, and cull upon Him for they salvation. Every beast loveth his like, and every man loveth his neighbour. All flesh consorteth according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like. What fellowship hath the wolf with the lamb? So the sinner with the godly. What agreement is there between the hyena and a dog? And what peace between the rich and the poor. As the wild ass is the lion’s prey in the wilderness: so the rich eat up the poor.” (Ecclesiasticus)
If race and nations are extensions or amplifications of the family, then wouldn’t the inverse of racial polygamy (race mixing) be marital polygamy? Is it just a coincidence that the multi-ethnic superstate under Nimrod was destroyed by God, as it tended towards tyrannical rule in opposition to God?
“Heterogeneity of stocks may lead to faction – at any rate until they have had time to assimilate. A city cannot be constituted from any chance collection of people, or in any chance period of time. Most of the cities which have admitted settlers, either at the time of their foundation or later, have been troubled by faction.”
So as God brought wrath upon Shinar for its multi-ethnic, one worldism, so now He brings wrath upon the world, which is pursuing the very same ill-fated goal of a one world (communistic) order via the mixing of the races and the feeding of immoral traits of genetic determinism, especially among the Third World, Islamists, and Jews. Aristotle goes on to explain the relationship between multi-culturalism and tyrannical world rule:
The guard of a [legitimate] king is composed of citizens: that of a tyrant is composed of foreigners….
It is a habit of tyrants never to like anyone who has a spirit of dignity and independence. The tyrant claims a monopoly of such qualities for himself; he feels that anybody who asserts a rival dignity, or acts with independence, is threatening his own superiority and the despotic power of his tyranny; he hates him accordingly as a subverter of his own authority. It is also a habit of tyrants to prefer the company of aliens to that of citizens at table and in society; citizens, they feel, are enemies, but aliens will offer no opposition.” (1313B29)
Aristotle’s warning happened exactly as he said it would would in the case of the Satanic Soviet Union, whose domination was by that of foreigners, namely Jews. And now this same tribe exercises this same script all over the world to bring about the same end.
…what Tyranny in essence was: an autocracy based on military force supplied by a personal bodyguard and mercenaries; and reinforced by multiple dynastic marriages, the unscrupulous transfers of populations, and the enfranchisement of foreigners.
Before Saint Thomas Aquinas warned of granting immediate citizenship to foreigners, Saint Isidore of Seville warned of a cabal of foreign Jews conspiring against their new (Christian) citizens:
“We have recently and undoubtedly discovered from clear confessions that those Hebrews from the regions beyond the sea call on the other Hebrews to act together against Christianity … among their other crimes [the Jews] had not only chosen to throw the order of the Church into confusion but also attempted to ruin the fatherland and the whole people in tyrannical conspiracy in such a way that they are already celebrating their own era and committing various massacres of Christians.” —Canon 8, Toledo Council XVII
When Eugene Michael Jones claims that race is inconsequential to the Christian, he is telling a half truth. Race is inconsequential to repentance and the resultant salvation of Jesus Christ, but genetic determinism still exists in the believer to some degree and especially thrives in the non-believer. This determinism affects the person and those around him. Therefore, non-believing foreigners should be treated very cautiously and should never be allowed to make up or influence the dominant culture or, as Aristotle warns, that society will end up in a tyranny. And we today see this effect happening before our very eyes in the West. As for believing foreigners, the same Aristotelian advice would apply. Foreigners are to be treated with charity but are not to be allowed to dominate, disrupt, or influence the culture. Furthermore, a Christian foreigner’s moral or, at least, neutral genetic traits can still negatively affect those of his adopted nation, based on ingroup-outgroup dynamics (see works of Professor Kevin MacDonald for more on this, especially his magnum opus Culture of Critique). Therefore, segregation of even Christian foreigners seems prudent to the overall health of a nation. The so-called racism of the Israeli state, instead of being something to abhor, is something that the Western world used to uphold in the West and should re-adopt it now. Perhaps, then, we would provide a stronger counter to the Jewish offensive against the Christian world.
Part 2 will examine the belief that the true descendants of the house of Israel are European-derived peoples.