Culture

The Suicide of a Nation

This list is not a typical statement for my blog owing to the fact that it normally concerns sacred art and catechesis; however, I felt I needed to compose and share it with you. My original points were posted on November 1, 2020. I revised the title, from “National Suicide” to “The Suicide of a Nation.” I also have added a few additional comments.

  1. Any nation that allows and supports the destruction of established truth for the sake of educational indoctrination, political expediency and partisanship is on the road to national suicide.
  2. Any nation that supports, allows, or turns a blind eye to destructive and prejudiced mobs, some of which have the specific desire to destroy the political, economic, and religious systems, is on the road to national suicide.
  3. Any nation, wherever in the world, that supports the killing of its unborn (as of today, 62 million worldwide deaths), ignores the worship of God, profanes His name and laws, and refuses to accept that the family is the cornerstone of society is on the road to national suicide.
  4. Any nation that allows the abuse of children and deprives its citizens the opportunities to improve their plight through unbiased education and hard-work is on the road to national suicide.
  5. Any nation that ignores and discriminates against its poor and culturally indigenous people is on the road to national suicide.
  6. Any nation that ignores its established historical citizenry to then welcome and support individual immigrants that have no desire to assimilate into the nation’s established political, economic, and historical culture, is on the road to national suicide.
  7. Any nation that prevents its citizens from receiving appropriate health care, that is efficient and economically fair, is on the road to national suicide.
  8. Any nation that allows its citizens to discriminate and attack its own history or an individual’s religious, ancestral, and national history is on the road to national suicide.
  9. Any nation that allows its national press, except for its editorials, to become instruments of propaganda rather than truthful news dissemination is on the road to national suicide.
  10. Any nation that ignores or discriminates against the rights of: life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, the freedom of economic well being through the preservation of jobs within the nation, and the freedom of productive opportunity, is on the road to national suicide.
  11. Any nation that demoralizes its citizenry by limiting or eradicating freedom of speech, freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom of the press, freedom to peacefully petition the government for redress of grievances, freedom of religion, and the freedom to keep and bear arms, is on the road to national suicide.
  12. Any nation that prevents its duly constituted political citizenry the right to have their votes legitimately counted, does not preserve the privilege of one person-one vote in its elections, and ignores the principles of compromise, is politically corrupt and is on the road to national suicide.

A nation is its people. A free people determine their nation’s future.

What legacy will we leave our children?

Paul O. Iacono

Rhode Island/Massachusetts

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  1. I am currently not very well, but I read with absolute joy your post, ‘National Suicide’. Thank you very much Deacon Paul. You are a great source of inspiration to me at this time. Greetings and best wishes to you in Christ.

    Gerard (UK)

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    • Gerard,
      Blessings to you in Our Lord Jesus Christ.
      Thank you very much for your kind words. Your message of encouragement also helps me in my ministry of writing and pursuing the creation of sacred art.
      I am sorry to hear of your illness. I will pray for your good health and recovery. Today is the feast day of St. Martin de Porres, born in Lima, Peru and a member of the Dominican Order. He studied medicine and put it to good use as he helped the sick, poor, and needy in soul and body. He was devoted to adoration of the Holy Eucharist. His desire was to receive the Holy Eucharist as often as he could. I recommend this devotion and practice to you as Jesus Christ is the greatest of healers. Remember to always unite your suffering to the suffering of Jesus during His ministry and, of course, His Passion. St Martin de Porres died in 1639.
      Let us not forget the Blessed Mother as the greatest of intercessors to her Son!
      May the Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless and heal you.
      Deacon Paul O. Iacono

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  2. I appreciate your concerns and your candour. Silence has become a tool of cowardice. There are great parallels between the twisting of the truth, the politicization of all subjects and I would add the dream of creating a socialist and socialized utopia has always been nothing short of disaster.

    When government, corporations, and power brokers know what is ‘in our best interest’ we are heading for disaster very quickly and yes humanity towards our neighbor will be the first to go.

    Truth and morality has been replaced with rhetoric and the big lie. I am not referring to the present administration. As flawed as this first term has been it is far superior to the offerings of the other side.

    Pray hard and often for your political leaders and don’t vote for anyone because you expect them to save you. We are children of God first and we give unto Ceasar second.

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  3. Dear Deacon Paul, I have been praying mightily for our country to be delivered from satan and the culture of death and lies . I am very aware of the spiritual battle going on in this country. I pray that Our Lady of Victory will assist us in defeating those who desecrate the womb, the family and souls.  I call on Jesus, Our Blessed Mother ,, God the Father and Holy Spirit, all those in the Church Triumphant and all Hply souls, St Michael and all the choirs of angels, my guardian angel to come to our assistance. I have joined 54 day Rosary Novena teams, Million Rosary teams, US Grace Force, Battle Ready Coalition,   Magdala  31 day pilgrimage to Jesus through Mary – through the Holy Land, daily Mass (virtual)  and others to defeat evil. God please help us. God please bless and convert the USA.  Thanks for your courage. So many ordained are remaining silent.   My best, Kath 

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