“The cross on the flag,” and here he pointed to the symbol which represented the United Nations, the governing body of a majority of the civilized world, a government with the power to control the earth, “has been twisted out of shape into a circle, the sign of a devouring self-absorption, and the laurel that surrounds it is the faded glory of this world-”- Tower of Ivory Chapter I-Coming Soon!
The conflict presented in The War for Christendom is not only a physical war, but an ideological conflict and in a sense a symbolic conflict. It is a war between two Crosses, and there is a world of difference between the two.
The first Cross is the Twisted Cross, the cross bent into a shape not its own, it is the divinization of the State as the supreme good, an absolute Statism. In The War for Christendom, this worship of the state is the philosophy of a future United Nations, what the present UN could become, for the dangerous tendency is present.
In contrast to this Statism is the old Holy Empire governed by the Reichsidee, the idea of an International Law based on the Catholic principle of subsidiarity and the Common Good. The common man and the nation to which he belongs are protected by a Higher Authority, while he himself defends this Authority; truly symbolized by the Cross, for the Cross is made of two parts, each supporting the other, of Authority and Liberty each in its proper place; in a word, Freedom within the Law.