The System of Death
By Judie Brown
In a recent e-mail discussing the problems associated with the abuse of palliative care, Paul Byrne, MD made a statement that, I believe, defines the foundational problem in our culture today. Dr. Byrne called what is happening a “System of Death,” which refers not only to euthanizing the so-called unwanted because they are old, dying, or vulnerable, but also encompasses everything we are confronting, including abortion, contraception, and dare I even say it, the Kavanaugh debacle.
Byrne stated that, in today’s System of Death, “no longer are doctors and nurses using gifts and talents to serve the patient, but they are now hired puppets of a socialized system.”
So I started thinking about those puppets. It occurs to me that this group of alleged professionals exists in many walks of life and includes people who have convinced themselves that abortion does not kill a person. This group also includes folks who believe that contraception does not thwart God’s design for procreation. These are people who do not accept the fact that truth is unavoidably unchangeable. They prefer instead to believe that truth has become malleable—a word to be bandied about in various and sundry ways.
For example, when New Jersey senator Cory Booker, a wildly pro-abortion Democrat, told Christine Blasey Ford, PhD, “Speaking your truth is nothing short of heroic,” he was actually saying that there is no truth.
Why? Let’s look at what St. John Paul II taught in The Splendor of Truth:
Once the idea of a universal truth about the good, knowable by human reason, is lost, inevitably the notion of conscience also changes. . . . There is a tendency to grant to the individual conscience the prerogative of independently determining the criteria of good and evil and then acting accordingly. Such an outlook is quite congenial to an individualist ethic, wherein each individual is faced with his own truth, different from the truth of others. Taken to its extreme consequences, this individualism leads to a denial of the very idea of human nature.
So, for those who serve the gods of the System of Death, truth becomes fungible and no truth is ever related to God and His Son—our Lord Jesus Christ, who is truth! The direct result of this is clear: Respect for human dignity is lost.
And now we have arrived at a point in our once-just society where justice does not exist, because first and foremost true justice requires humans to admit that the Lord is the source of justice. As St. John Paul II taught in The Gospel of Life: “It is by listening to the word of the Lord that we are able to live in dignity and justice. It is by observing the Law of God that we are able to bring forth fruits of life and happiness: ‘All who hold her fast will live, and those who forsake her will die.’”
Thus, without the Lord and His precepts to guide us, only chaos can ensue.
Man can kill his fellow human beings and call it a right to die with dignity, even though the end goal may be to harvest organs or free up a hospital bed.
Man can kill his youngest fellow human beings by denying that they are human and giving their mothers the ultimate choice of deciding whether or not they will live or die, calling that choice the freedom of reproductive rights.
Political operatives can destroy a man and his family because they will do whatever it takes to protect their truths—truths that translate into rights to abortion, euthanasia, contraception, infanticide, and only God knows what else.
This is what the System of Death looks like. Today this is what America is becoming. God help us if the devil and his many associates succeed in arriving at the tipping point where there is no truth except whatever someone deems his own truth to be.
We dare not let this happen!
Learn the facts and share them; never succumb to those who suggest we should shut up and get out of the way.
They crucified Christ because He is truth, but He rose again and overcame the forces of death and deception.
Christ the Lord, King of heaven and earth, has given us the power to go forth and teach His truth. Let us use that blessing to stop the System of Death once and for all.
Learn the facts.
Teach the truth.
Protest the evil.