foreign policy hypocrisy

The schism that isn't, and a narrative so deceptive it is scary - Sunday 1st to Saturday 7th of October

We shall start with Cardinal Burke stating that the SSPX is in schism. These words he uttered a while back and they are, of course, regrettable. Normally, what the Church's top canonist says should be respected, but as the Vatican actually has the Ecclesia Dei dealing with the SSPX, and that commission has always insisted that the SSPX is not in schism, we can safely disregard his words on this one.

The curious thing about the SSPX's so-called schism is that nobody can actually pinpoint what it is they do that would cause them to be in shcism, especially now that their bishops have had their excommunications lifted. ChurchMilitant.tv was ecstatic at hearing the cardinal using the word schism, and they put it that the cardinal had "confirmed" that the SSPX was in schism, as if comments made at a gathering outside his official statements and offical role count as confirmation for anything. The only confirmation we received was that Cardinal Burke does not much like the SSPX, but that is not exactly news, now is it? As hopeful as we may be on Cardinal Burke, we must realise that he is a Vatican II bishop and his idea is that Vatican II itself was not bad but that it was corrupted, a hard idea to sell given that the very people who participated in the council are those who implemented it.

It is almost difficult to imagine that there is bad stuff which goes outside the Church given how bad things within the Church have gone, but for sure bad stuff abounds...

The most widely-publicised tragedy of the week was the shooting in Las Vegas which left hundreds injured and around 60 killed. The most remarkable thing about this incident is that the official narrative - now narratives since they keep changing all the time - is so absurd that nobody who spends 10 minutes examining the inconsistencies can end up believing it. There are doubts about the identity of the shooter, whether there was one or more, the timeline of events, people who were supposed to have been killed being alive, violations of such basic things as securing scenes of investigation and a whole lot more.

In fact, pretty much the only part of the narrative that seems to be truthful is the notion that bullets move faster than people.

My attitude towards conspiracy theories is that there is no conspiracy theory that I am not willing to entertain, so long as its basic premises make sense. However, one does not even have to be in the least open to cospiracy theories to realise that the story that the public is being fed is completely off. Some links at the bottom of this article point out some of the inconsistencies.

It also happened that Catalonia had a referendum. The Spanish government interfered in a heavy-handed way, which was very bad for public relations. However, it seems as though the Catalonian government is the one which has come out worst off in this scenario. They obviously pushed the situation to a head without any reason for doing that and the repercussions have not been to their expectation. The Spanish government responded by making it easier to move businesses out of Catalonia and some big financial institutions have already moved their headquarters.

As usual, the hypocrisy of the EU and the Western states regarding independence movements was telling. The EU was more or less completely silent, the same EU which has encuraged/condemned independence movements  around the world, alternating condemnation with encouragement based on its own or the US foreign policy interest, or in many instances, simly against the interests of Russia or its allies.

Returning to the mess in the Church, Bergoglio urged the Church to join the cultural revolution. As I have remarked many times before, the man does not even try to hide that he is an enemy of the Church. He simply seems to have nothing good to say about the Church, Her mission or Her teaching.

 

 

 

In Bergoglian times, fake papal news is indistinguishable from real papal news, and a novel idea - Sunday 6th of August to Saturday 12th of August

There was a statement alleged to have come from Vladimir Putin regarding Bergoglio. I cannot for the life of me figure out if the news is fake or whether it is real.

I came to the piece through Fr. Zuhlsdorf's site. In the piece we found the following (emphases from his site):

President Putin has slammed Pope Francis for “pushing a political ideology instead of running a church”, and warned that the leader of the Catholic Church “is not a man of God.”

“Pope Francis is using his platform to push a dangerous far-left political ideology on vulnerable people around the world, people who trust him because of his position,” Putin said. 

“If you look at what he (the Pope) says it’s clear that he is not a man of God. At least not the Christian God. Not the God of the Bible,” Putin said at the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt.  

“He dreams of a world government and a global communist system of repression.

“As we have seen before in communist states, this system is not compatible with Christianity.”

The charges made against Bergoglio are certainly true, but the tone is certainly not that of Vladimir Putin, who is the most diplomatic statesman around. He is very cautious in his statements and I fail to even see why he would bother taking time from his busy efforts rebuilding Russia to criticise a man who is busy destroying the Catholic Church, of which he is not a member (the 'which' refers to Putin here but since heretics cannot be members of the Church...). I just don't see Putin making these statements, and at a cathedral no less.

Mind you, I would certainly not respect him less if he said it!

The truth is that Bergoglio's attack hounds have  been critical of Putin so it would be only fair of Putin to point out that Bergoglio is not a man of God and that he is deceiving people. I just don't think that Vladimir Putin said it, because I have not seen any confirmation of this piece from trustworthy newspapers or blogs, and even Fr. Zuhlsdorf seems to think it is fake news.

There were many comments on this piece at the website, but one in particular was noteworthy:

Fake news or not (I think it is largely invented), Pope Francis is to blame for having said things that make people wonder if articles like this are true. What this article says would not be remotely plausible if it pertained to either of our previous two popes. Not so with Pope Francis. Even if Putin never said what the article says he says, it is plausible that he did say those things and it is also plausible that there is some element of truth to at least some of them.

The truth is the more absurd a story coming from the Vatican nowadays the more likely that it is true, and the more anti-Catholic it is the less we can dismiss it. Even Bergoglio's defenders cannot pretend that the man is not a disaster for the Catholic Church.

The same priest writes about the 'North Korean' situatoin and suggests some solutions. There was only one contributor who wrote anything worthy of a Catholic response, while the rest showed off their americanism. As it turns out, he is British, and seemed generally to be the most informed. One of his responses captures his general attitude towards the 'problem', and he had many.

Simples. Don’t threaten North Korea. Don’t put THAAD missiles in South Korea. Don’t carry out massive battle manoeuvres in the south. In fact go back home and look after your own people.

I have a novel idea: Just leave North Korea alone!

My idea runs roughly along the same sentiments in other words. The fact is that most other countries have come to terms with the fact that North Korea is a nuclear power, including all of its neighbours, which are well within the range of North Korean weapons. It is only the U.S. which thinks it is so special that it has a right to prevent another country from defending itself.

North Korean concerns are not exactly unjustified, as the U.S. has been on a global campaign to take down anyone who opposes its policies and not strong enough for self-defence. We have seen Iraq, Libya and Syria attacked militarily by the U.S. and on top of that you can add other countries the U.S. has bombed int the recent past on multiple continents. As a sovereign country, North Korea have every right to defend themselves or at the very least to assure the destruction of anybody who attacks them, adn contrary to popular opinion, it is the U.S. which is the aggressor as it keeps holding military drills - some with such ominous names as "Operation Decapitation" - and imposing sanctions on what is already one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Truth is, sanctions are considered an act of war.

It is time for the U.S. to stop acting as if it is special - and being allowed to get away with it - and live with the rest of the international community as part of the community, and not as an overlord. It is the U.S. which is the real rogue state!

There is simply no good reason why anybody should accept the ridiculous notion that the U.S. has a right not to be under threat from other countries, given that it threatens virtually all countries on the planet. Furthermore, there is nothing irrational about the behaviour of North Korea: They simply seek the survival of their nation, as do most right-thinking people (which obviously excludes most of the Western politicians and electorate at this point in time). I would hope that at least Catholics can agree that it is unjust to threaten a country with annihilation simply for seeking the means to preserve itself,...

Sanctions and excommunications for everybody for no reason! - Sunday 30th July to Saturday 5th of August

We had news of a Colombian professor , José Galat, who was excommunicated for criticising Bergoglio and raising questions about the legitimacy of his papacy. If we leave aside the fact that the man didn't actually utter any heresy, and contrast this with the fact that heretics abound against whom nothing is done, we are still left with the issue of the bishops of Colombia effectively making something which ought to be legitimately debatable forbidden to speak about.

The fact is that we have 2 people who wear white in the Vatican. The fact is that one of them resigned under very suspicious conditions. The fact is that the other was elected under very suspicious conditions. There is also the fact that Bergoglio has issued numerous and repeated statements which are impious and heretical. Then we have the multiple prophecies which warn about false shepherds, including false popes.

It is difficult to see why somebody should be excommunicated about this when doubts about Bergoglio are perfectly legitimate, but then again it's difficult to find much of anything which makes sense in NOChurch.

I wrote about this in one of my daily comments.

Not to be left behind on the irrationality race, the U.S. political establishment issued new sanctions against Russia, Iran, Syria and North Korea, sanctions which Donald Trump signed into law this week.

Let it be clear that sanctions are considered acts of war! Let it also be clear that none of the countries here have done anything illegal, and that includes North Korea - which having pulled out of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty is free to pursue nuclear weapons, and as a sovereign state has an unassailable right to develop missile technology! Let it also be clear that they were all bunched together to create the impression that there is the same sinister thread in all of them!

The sanctions on Russian in particular would seem to be nothing more than protectionist measures, something even the Europeans have realised. They claim they will take measuers against the U.S. if these sanctions harm its economic interests. We should not feel sorry for the EU, of course, given that it is not opposing the immorality of sanctions but rather that they were imposed without their involvement, denying them the chance to make sure that while harming Russia, their companies are not harmed. My understanding is that also within 2 days of these sanctions against Russia, the EU imposed other sanctions of its own against Mother Russia.

The sanctions againsty Iran seem to be even more sinister, as even Donald Trump has admitted that Iran has complied with the nuclear deal they signed some 2 years ago or so, the one good thing that the previous evil regime of the U.S. did.

I sometimes have difficulty deciding whether Trump does these things because he believes the lies he is told or because he feels helpless. Either way, he has made himself seem even more helpless as these sanctions tie his hands if he ever wanted to improve relations with Russia, who themselves have seen fit to finally expel U.S. diplomats from Russia, some 8 months after the U.S. expelled Russian diplomats from the U.S. on the same false premises. He could have refused to sign the bill, in which case it would have gone into law anyway as it was veto-proof, but at least he would have signalled his independence.

By signing them he essentially proves himself either a hostage or a stooge of the political establishment, the very swamp he vowed to drain. If he thinks that making bad compromises will help him then he is greatly deluded.

Finally, some football news and a world record transfer of €222 million. I must admit I didn't think it would happen and probably the selling club never actually thought the clause would be met. I commented on this on the day it broke, and I'll briefly restate my comments here.

Though I do not bother reading much from secular newspapers, no doubt there are those decrying the amount of money in football. The statement "they make milions while hospital nurses make much less" is not unusual, as if there are not easily-understandable explanations as to why this is the case.

All the same, if you have something against the money involved - and I must admit to being repulsed by it - just remember that it is €200 million less for ISIS and other jihadists. It is not as though the Qataris were going to use the money to fund a raft of Catholic orphanages around the globe, after all. Neither were they likely to use the money to help their poor fellow Yemeni Arabs who are being bombed to smitherines by Saudi Arabia and its Western allies. This is probably the least harmful way the were going to spend the money.

 

Keep calm and open the borders - Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th, May 2017

This week I shall concentrate only on 3 events, to highlight the seeds of the West's decline, primarily, although one will touch slightly on Novusordoism, as is par for the course.

There were many significant events no doubt but 3 caught my attention more than anything else. The most significant event, bar none was Donald Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, on his first foreign trip, then the Manchester bombing. As Donald Trump made his way to the Vatican - a side-issue for his part - I shall touch on that a bit as I noticed something worth commenting.

The trip to Saudi Arabia was indeed very disturbing on many levels, and should not be defended by anybody who supports Trump - as I do. Selling $350 billion dollars worth of weapons to the main supporter of ISIS and Jihadis is surely no way to bring peace, or to help out the Christians of the Middle East, as Donald Trump pledged to do during his campaign.

It was clear to anybody who put some thought behind Donald Trump's actions that the sole purpose of the trip was signing that mega-deal. Having visited the Muslims, he then had to visit the Jews and having visited both the Jews and the Muslims, it would have looked bad had he not also visited the Christians, who believe it or not Bergoglio and his cohorts in the Vatican are supposed to represent.

The absurdity on show in Saudi Arabia was breathtaking. Here we had Donald Trump speaking out against Islamic terrorism in the home of the financiers of much of it, targeting Iran which actually allows Christians in its lands - something Saudi Arabia does not - as some kind of terrorist mastermind even though Iran is possibly the most peaceful nation in that region, and the one  actually helping Assad fight ISIS and other Jihadis, while at the same time also attacking Assad, as though the people Assad is fighting in Syria are not the very same terrorists that Trump claimed needs to be fought. There was not a word of condemnation for Saudi Arabia or Israel, both countries which have been instrumental in terrorism over the past 2 decades, and here I do not only count state terrorism, in which table both those countries make the top 5 list globally.

In other words, Donald Trump has no intention whatsoever of helping the Christians in Syria or anywhere else against Jihadis. That is the conclusion we must draw from these.

The only good thing I can say about Trump with regards to his trip to Saudi Arabia and Israel is that he is at least not ashamed of humiliating himself for the sake of his countrymen as I sincerely doubt that Trump cares much for the Saudies, but he was willing to go through all the shenanigans on account of all the jobs the weapons contract will creat in the U.S., and he was willing to put up with zionists in order to keep his place as president in the U.S., since it seems impossible to be elected in the U.S. while opposing the zionist project.

While in 'the Holy Land', there was a terrorist attack in Manchester, and it would seem as though the media in the U.S. was so focused on demonising Trump that they did not even bother to switch towards covering it until it got embarassing. To be fair, I cannot blame them, since terrorist attacks of various kinds in Europe have become commonplace and are barely worth reporting on anymore.

In fact, the only reason I bring it up is because this attack once more exposed to anyone willing to see why the emotionalised, secularised, contracepted, aborting, irrationalised West is on a path to self-destruction.

First we had the 'shock'. "Oh, think of the children!", as if there is anything shocking about Islamists attacking children at a rock concert. Of course, even before the shock, I am sure we had been treated to cries of "this has nothing to do with Islam", no doubt before anyone had even confirmed that it was an Islamist attack. So we don't know anything about it, or about the one who carried it out, but the only thing we can be sure of whenever a bomb goes off, is that it has  nothing to do with Islam, even when those carrying it out specifically claim to be doing it in the name of Islam.

Then we had the hypocrisy: We are supposed to get all up in arms when British people get killed, when the U.K. is supporting and arming Islamists in Syria to do the very same thing that took place in Manchester. Oh, irony of ironies, it turns out that the father of this particular Jihadi had actually fought against Gaddafi in Libya as part of an Islamist outfit funded by the British. In other words, the mentality is: It's okay when we arm Jihadis to main and kill children in North Africa and the Middle East, and anywhere we damn well please, but if they turn against us, we must pretend to be shocked!

You will forgive me if I have no sympathy for the British, whose government has no problem paying for the killing of untold unborn children in the U.K. or the killing of untold born children abroad - these are the same people who arm and train the Saudis so they can kill poor Yemeni. As if that was not enough, the response by the rulers of that Atlantis-to-be then have the nerve to attack those who point out that the Islamisation of the U.K. is not the way to bring about order. They claim that these terrorists "want to divide us". One would have thought that if you live in a country in which one of your citizens is willing to blow up a concert full of children at a decadent rock concert, the country is pretty much already divided. According to these mindless rulers, one...

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