Point 120. Against the warring synarchies of banks, employers and trade unions
“ All have sinned ”, that is all the social classes, who have been left to their instincts by the proclamation of unbridled freedom and the abolition of all moral and legitimate political order, resulting in a return to the law of the strongest. All are complicit in the “ System ” or bound to it. Everyone shares in it, partly through necessity, partly through cowardice, selfishness or hatred.
1. The industrialists, prompted by capitalist interest and pursuit of the greatest profit, unleashed this conflict. Competition, the first law of the market, obliged them to keep down cost prices, thus, salaries and working conditions, which are easier to squeeze than the other costs of production. Thus was born the proletariat, plunged into a state of dereliction worse than that of ancient slavery, worse than that of beasts of burden and machines. The shame was that of the aggressive employers, of the system, rather than that of the men themselves.
2. The workers entered the conflict very belatedly, after they had succeeded in grouping themselves in defence of their daily bread and that of their children. Their revolts, their strikes, their coalitions were all just! They, however, lacked any recognised social authority. Their unions failed to moderate their claims and thus launched the working masses against religion, the country, the army, bourgeois society, and even against their own livelihoods! The shame is that of revolutionary unionism, rather than that of the workers.
3. The politicians took advantage of the misery of class warfare to establish their own position and fortune. They gave scandalous facilities to the “ great bourgeois dynasties ”, so that they might appropriate the nation’s principal sources of wealth, reducing the State to an employee of plutocracy. Then, deceiving the working people, they politicised the labour movement, making the trade union organisations mere stepping stones to the conquest of power, to all the fine positions in political life, to be shared discreetly with the agents of high finance. Shame on the parasitical politicians, and, even more, shame on democracy!
4. The big banks – in ever closer symbiosis with the republican and social-democratic State, the greatest usurer of the country – holding money, lending it to whom they like, how and when they like and on the conditions of their choosing, have been and still are the only winners in this social war. When the banks are nationalised, the technocratic financiers take over from the private financiers, playing the same game in their own interests and for their own political views. State nationalisation aggravates the evil of capitalism, and the loser is always the country. It is the country that must be freed from these controls, and in the first place from control by the banks, by restoring the country’s own institutions.
5. Here, one must add the men of the Church whose “ social doctrine ” has supported the principle of this capitalist economy in order to make it evolve towards socialo-capitalism, even to the point of finally approving globalisation. In so doing, they have blessed the domination of Money over the world, instead of defending and preaching the principles of Catholic ecology that govern the temporal framework of the reign of Christ and of the Blessed Virgin here below.
6. Nevertheless, even if capitalism, which is an impiety and an imprudent system, seems to triumph everywhere, it is inevitably doomed to ruin. When the Blessed Virgin at Fatima announced the triumph of Her Immaculate Heart, She also affirmed that “ a certain time of peace ” would be given to the world. This promise implies the assurance of a merciful restoration of the society, according to the principles of ecology, which are the only ones capable of ensuring its peace and prosperity.