Point 145. The international ecological work
The relationships that a nation maintains with other nations come within the prerogatives of the State, in other words of the sovereignty of the power.
Nowadays, it must be admitted that many countries that were emancipated from the colonial framework in order to satisfy better the interests of international capitalism, are nations in name only. Our powerful Catholic countries cannot remain impervious to their exploitation for the benefit of great powers or to their endemic misery. It will thus be necessary to recreate a framework of relationships that will not be a simple return to the colonisation of the past, which, moreover, Masonic powers too often perverted.
Just as our nations are born of relationships based on protective inequality between the various families, institutions, municipalities and regions of a certain territory, a similar protective inequality could be used to recreate the conditions of order and of the prosperity of families, clans or tribes in those poverty-stricken countries where violence pervades.
Depending on the local circumstances, historical relationships, present geopolitical realities and economic needs, agreements will allow to put the power of our State to the service of local ecological reality. That could be done in very different ways in the various countries, ranging from simple agreements of assistance for development to the creation of protectorates or overseas provinces, and other forms of political, military, or economical assistance. The legitimacy of this intervention outside our borders will be closely dependent on its effectiveness for the greater welfare of populations. It must not, however, compromise the common good of the nation and will thus be closely dependent on international political reality.
This action, as civilising as it is ecological, will thus require a sovereign authority capable of acting on a long-term basis with prudence and perseverance. Only a sovereign authority, which legitimately governs a prosperous and peaceful nation, might claim to free these countries effectively from what is oppressing them while forging ever closer bonds with their population.
Contrary to the coercive force of neo-colonialism subjected to the interests of international capitalism, this wise foreign policy in favour of the poorest countries will increase the influence of our nation and its international power and thus its independence. It will be the work of its Sovereign but also to a great extent of its soldiers and administrators as well as its entrepreneurs and engineers.
Such an international ecological work will be the effective and indispensable support for the Church’s missionary work.