Solange Hertz on the So-Called New World Order
Before George Herbert Walker Bush's Announcement of a so-called New World Order, exactly two hundred years after the French Revolution, and the train of confused political-utopian voices which have never ceased since 1789, there was Solange Strong Hertz. I first became acquainted with this remarkable woman's works through my now deceased elderly friend, Paul J. Riley, back in the early 90's I think. Hertz in all of her (until recently mostly out-of-print) works deeply investigated the early mimetic founts of the Illuminati, Rosicrucians, the Lodges, in short the hermetic "Enlightenment" traditions that sprung up---spurred on by international finance---in historical and philosophical opposition to Catholic Christian civilization; and she gave the lie to those "Patriots" who so wrongly see the New World Order as an aberration, rather than largely the fulfillment of the fondest wishes of the "founding fathers" in the direction of Luciferian apostasy with its perniciously ambiguous notion of "liberty," the Novus Ordo Seclorum which is killing the souls of our children today.
Like many important thinkers, Hertz could exaggerate some points and delve into highly speculative theological areas, giving the impression that these were to be placed on the same binding moral and dogmatic plane as Catholic dogma. She was heartbroken over Vatican II, and that emotion colored all of her theological opinions. I think the Council in retrospect was probably ill-advised (whatever its good points), though good intentioned; Mrs. Hertz thought it, I think, a deliberate corruption. But that said, she was more correct in many areas than wrong---and she was, in all her books, miles ahead of everyone else in analysis, even as she adamantly rejected the Masonic-style Americanism of groups like the John Birch Society.
Even when I had a fall out with some Catholic traditionalists in 1999, and, fearing that they were heading towards schism, shifted theologically to the Ecclesia Dei model of traditionalism, I never stopped reading Hertz, even if critically in the academic sense. When I told the late Michael Davies this he said he believed she was "crazy". No I replied (and he was a good man) the times and its philosophies are dangerously crazy, and we should not shoot the messenger, especially when prophets are seldom received with honor. Davies doubtless was referring to her theological assessments where she did transgress, mostly through exaggeration, but it was an emotion born out of love for the Faith, not the desire to forsake it.
Though for a long time I preferred to use the language of the dangers of "globalization" with its "global ethic," (and still do) there was no doubt in my mind that it was the Novus Ordo Seclorum meant---precisely because I had read Solange Hertz in the early to mid 90's.
From Francis Bacon and his 'Atlantis' (which she believed to be a basis of many currents in the idea that came to be called America) to John Dee, Albert Pike, H.G. Wells and far beyond, Hertz showed that the "NWO" has always had only one real enemy, Catholicism; and most who speak today of a NWO utterly fail to see this obvious and most essential point, and therefore miss the whole. They see only shattered fragments of the picture, like trying to identify shards of a huge blown up cathedral. The occult Architects of this new Order know they have been stealing Europe's lunch and soul through lies, distortions, bribery, lust and murder, and are now in the process of crushing even the collective Christian memory, if it were possible, at the same time that it shows its true face in unending warfare and unparalleled decadence. Her book Apostasy in America is very important in this regard. She reminded us that Utopia means "Nowhere," and that it is "now here," the Nihil.
--->Ecumenism? I don't expect much from it. And no persons who believe strongly, whether Catholic or not, are likely to be argued out of his or her thinking and faith or beliefs. Nor should any of us ever want to succumb to indifferentism, bartering the distinctives of our convictions, as if dilution for the sake of union could ever show anything but the lack of conviction and grace-given Faith. Only on a personal basis can one decide to convert to Christ in the Catholic Faith.
But I most certainly believe with all of my heart we can have alliances, unconditional love of our neighbors and friends, and that we can help one another against the forces arrayed against all of us who believe in the moral and natural laws. We can even beg God for the graces to lay down our lives for one another, for our friends and neighbors if it ever comes to that. That's the only kind of "ecumenism" I know, whatever the denotation of the term. Conversions, when they happen, happen in the quiet of often long reflection and thoughtful discussions, seldom if ever through harsh polemics.
--->How I'd love to see people in all countries putting up crucifixes everywhere, large enough for passerby to see. On buildings, walls, construction sites, fences, telephone poles, everywhere. How it would speak for us against the very gates of Hell, and serve as invitation to others. As soon as they are taken down or blasphemed we will put up another, changing locations, and then another, and then another....
We are taught: There are eras of great holiness in which great saints come forth; and there are eras of decadence where churchmen and Christians are infected by the culture, but the Gospel does not change. "Woe to the world because of scandals...Scandals must come," Jesus said, "but woe to that man through whom the occasion cometh!" (Mt 18:7)