GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI, FORERUNNER TO ANTICHRIST
In the first days of January, 1860, the incarnation of anti-Christian hate, Giuseppe Garibaldi, gave an address to the students of the University of Paris. A few sentences from his address will enable the reader to understand the satanic force and hatred with which he attacked and wasted the Papal Temporal Power in the name of a "united Italy." This man was/is an embarrassment to all of "united Italy" who dare to elevate him as a revolutionary hero who was truly the son of Satan. May the following serve to open the eyes of good willed Italians and people in general to what great hatred the Catholic Church faced in the 19th century and serve to open intellects to the Antichrist days we now live in because of the successes of this incarnate devil under whom Pope Pius IX suffered greatly.
"Young students!" he begins, "if in all my life one word has made a more pleasing and a deeper impression than any other, it is that which I have heard from you. You, O chosen youth, the pure and virgin hope of Italy! . . . I answer you overcome with emotion, . . you cannot but see it! moved by gratitude and respect, . . . as if I were in presence of an ideal Areopagus of men. . . But there are some wicked men who want to re-plunge it in the mire. In spite of them it must go forward to its great providential destiny! . . . Yes, a few wicked men! . . They form an obstacle to its Resurrection! . . Their institutions date from the humiliation and the unspeakable misfortunes of our country! . . . They gave to the world the spectacle of burning people at the stake, and would do it to-day if they could! They are the inventors of torture, and would, if they dared, subject free men to it still! . . . In remembering all this, every man born on this soil should take up the stones from the street, . . . and avenge on these miserable black-gowned hypocrites the misfortunes, the wrongs, the sufferings of twenty past generations!" The punctuation and style of this extraordinary production have been carefully preserved in this extract.
Can one be astonished, on reading this - and remembering that all the influence of Victor Emmanuel's government was at that very time employed in aiding such education as this, and by such men - at what is related of the horrors and abominations which filled Rome on the entrance of the Piedmontese army, and its large auxiliary force of "sectarians," Mazzinians, and Garibaldians?
But why employ obscenity, licentiousness, immorality in its most shameless forms, to promote the freedom of Italy? Because licentiousness, or at least, pleasure, as all history attests, has ever been the means used by the tyranny of every description in subjecting the vulgar crowd to its will.
There is another reason, however; because with the cup of pleasure presented to the thirsting lips was joined a pledge to hate the very name of Catholicity and Christianity. . .
(A Life of Pius IX down to the Episcopal Jubilee of 1877, by Father Bernard O'Reilly, published in 1878)