"The Fascist State, the highest and most powerful form of personality, is a force, but a spiritual force, which takes over all the forms of the moral and intellectual life of man".
We have been through this before, and Witness has denounced the spiritual heirs of Mussolini whenever we see them in action. The Washington Times carries a report that the United States Department of Defense in a presentation to reservists identified the Catholic Church (along with Evangelicals) as "extremist" organizations - akin to Hamas etc. I have been unable to determine the exact reason for this labeling, but I strongly suspect that it has something to do with the Church's stance on moral/ethical issues.
At times like these it may be advantageous to return to a bit of history. It was not too long ago, when a group of criminal thugs seized control of one of the most civilized countries on earth. Deeper than just a pathological racial hatred of Jews, these moral wretches saw the very idea of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as an abomination. Thus, it would be inevitable that these same criminals would turn on the Catholic Church - the New Israel.
Though more subtle (presently), the US regime (along with Canada and the EU) is gradually transitioning towards a variant of fascism. This is reflected in the US regime's propaganda attack against the Catholic Church which probably will worsen over the coming years.
Gajewski, commenting on the Nazi persecution of the Church wrote:
"To help eliminate Catholic influence, he turned to Alfred Rosenberg, arch-ideologue, anti-Semite, and despiser of Christianity. In his book The Myth of the Twentieth Century, Rosenberg had formulated a "scientific" theory of racism. For him, the supreme human value was that of race: individual races possessed their own collective soul, a mystical "power of the blood and soil." Each race also possessed a religious impulse (in the case of the Aryan Germans, this was the pagan cult of Wotan, king of the gods). Christianity, for Rosenberg, was the distorted product of Semitic tribes who had tricked the Aryans into jettisoning their pagan truth. The Catholic Church, prime mover in this spiritual swindle, was singled out for sustained attack as the promoter of "prodigious, conscious and unconscious falsifications." Rosenberg claimed that Jesus Christ had been an unwitting tool of Jewish world conspirators, active as early as the first century AD. In some writings, he would go further and argue that Christ was possibly not a Jew at all, but a prototype Aryan, son of a Roman soldier stationed in Palestine.
In February 1933 Hermann Goering banned all Catholic newspapers in Cologne, citing that 'political' Catholicism — ie commenting on government policy — would not be tolerated. Responding to protests, he denied this was part of a deliberate campaign against Catholics; the government, he claimed, would "seal its own doom with such a policy." Though the ban was lifted, it sent a warning tremor through the largely Catholic Rhineland, and gave an accurate indication of possible future government moves. A further straw in the wind was apparent when Storm troopers (SA) broke up meetings of Christian trade unions and the Catholic Centre Party. The Manchester Guardian reported one such incident on February 23, 1933 — a prominent politician, Adam Stegerwald, was attacked while speaking at a meeting in Krefeld, and a number of priests were hurt in the fracas".