Every political and religious movements have members as a subgroup who become radicalized or fanaticized and derail what otherwise was/is good and wholesome.
We see that in today’s Republican Party and the meltdown occurring within their ranks because of radicalized subgroups capable of high rhetoric and insurrection, the latter quite unAmerican.
It happens too in the left wing of the Democratic Party with the riots this summer and damaging or destroying some federal buildings. None of these, though, and this is a big difference, were directly linked to an elected President. Thus, while serious, and crimes committed should be prosecuted, the President of the USA or a former US President did not whip up the leftist crowds before they wreck riots and fires and death.
But that isn’t the point of this post.
It has to do with radical or fanatical traddies who will derail the EF movement in the Church if they keep up any schismatic trends. When they think the See of Peter is vacant or denigrate the pope, the ordinary form of the Mass properly celebrated, using all the legitimate options available and think that such Masses are illegitimate or invalid, we have a Protestant problem within so-called traddies, who in fact aren’t traddies but are reformation type Protestants.
Truly traditional Catholics respect the pope and bishops in union with him. They respect the Ordinary and Extraordinary Magisteriums of the Church. They respect the Deposit of Faith. And they most of all respect the two Greatest Commandments, complete love of God and love of Neighbor which summarizes the 10 Commandments.
Basically, radical traddies who are unhinged and off the rails commit grievous sins against the two Great Commandments, knowing quite well that it is serious matter to do so, know that their sins against charity are mortal sins and do so with full consent of the will and often with foresight and planning.
When they bite the hands of those who feed them and those who feed them actually support the healthy aspects of the EF Movement in the Church as envisioned by Pope Benedict XVI, and then the biting and bad behavior derails the EF Movement for everyone, they have no one to blame but themselves and perhaps their playing into Satan’s hands and plans.
I recently heard some radical traddies get upset when an OF Mass was celebrated in Latin and ad orientem in place of an EF Mass, as though Jesus Christ was not present in that OF Mass or any OF Mass in the same way He is in the EF Mass—what nonsense and heresy. But this is an example of self-destruction of an otherwise wonderful movement by a small but vocal group of people who are negative, unruly radical activists.