Friday, August 22, 2014

PRESIDENT PUTIN AND THE TWO-MINUTE HATE


"The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one's will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic."

(Extract from 1984 by George Orwell.)

And how funny it is to contemplate that this is precisely what has been going on for months.  The US government and its kept media is turning the populace into drooling animals craving for the head of Vladimir Putin, a man who has been standing in the way of the Empire's designs of late.  The more this goes on the more fascinating and ridiculous it becomes.

It does serve as a valuable lesson on how a sleeping populace can be stampeded into a war by propaganda.

Pepe Escobar has his own insights into this and it is to him in his fine article that I express my thanks for reminding me of Orwell's quote above.

But we can sit back and watch this stage-managed operation of demonizing Putin - on no evidence whatsoever - as the triumph of lies over logic.  What troubles this writer, deeply, is the fact that far too many Catholics who should know better are swallowing this bait hook, line and sinker.  Blog after blog joins in the two minute hate ritual directed at Putin without bothering to use their heads - or even their simple logic.  They seem to believe that the same government which pushes abortion and sodomy down our throats suddenly becomes credible when international politics are in the discussion.

Speaking of rituals we are not going to perform the usual ritual of beginning a discussion of Putin by mouthing such cliches as "although Mr Putin can hardly be called a democratic leader",: etc, etc, etc.  No.  We are going to say that, thus far, he has proven himself to be one of the few politicians in power with a sense of nobility and right purpose.  Name another current leader who can even come close to him in integrity.  I hope there are one or two but it is hard to come up with a name just at this moment.

For a fascinating perspective on what all this vindictiveness might lead to we recommend the following piece:

http://www.peakprosperity.com/blog/86415/wests-reckless-rush-towards-war-russia

A quote:
Here now in July 2014, there is a rush towards war similar to those that proceeded Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. Important questions are not being asked by the media, our once again missing-in-action fourth estate, and unsubstantiated and unverified political talking points are simply being reprinted as facts.
But this time the war fervor is being directed at a nuclear powerhouse, not a derelict Middle East country. And the stakes could hardly be higher. For Europe, even if things don't progress much further than they already have, economic damage (we don't know how much yet, or how much worse it may get) has already been done to its fragile recovery. The people of Europe really ought to be asking what exactly they're hoping to achieve by attempting to box Putin into a corner.





Sunday, August 17, 2014

TRIBAL CATHOLICISM

Anthony Fraser makes some uncomfortably true remarks on his Apropos website regarding a certain brand of Catholicism which is all too familiar in many nations and climes.


In a recent discussion with someone who has left the Faith, our interlocutor advised us that when at school he considered many of his Catholic schoolmates as tribal Catholics – tribal in the sense of belonging to the Irish diaspora in Scotland and thus practising the Faith for tribal reasons rather than on grounds of belief. Somewhat ironically he acknowledged that at that time he was probably the only true Catholic in his class – pray for him. 
Those who have roots in the West of Scotland, and whose faith is stronger than the tribal kind, will recognise this phenomenon. Whereas, when anti-Catholicism was often overt, faith was once expressed in terms of being a Catholic and loyalty to Rome, it is now often expressed in terms of loyalty to a football team, socialism and  other ‘tribal’ influences.

This observation reminded us of an article written by H. Le Caron about a similar problem  drawn to his attention by a Polish theologian which had  led him to speculate about the future in Poland should Communism fall.  H. Le Caron reflected:
I think that we ought to be chary of a certain kind of 'tribal' Catholicism which is not strong enough to persevere when external circumstances change merely in the direction of a liberalism lacking any really Christian political framework.
I have often found that good boys and girls from Catholic provinces like Brittany, ceased very quickly to practise their religion and lost the Faith when they were separated from their usual surroundings, and were no longer kept in control by the parish priest. Their faith could not withstand the disorientation and the pagan atmosphere.’

Certainly, Catholics in Scotland in the 70s & 80s were, for the most part, not separated from their usual  surroundings in the sense of parish or priest, but following Vatican II they were effectively separated from the Faith as it had been practised until then, and were practically abandoned in the increasingly secular society then developing rapidly.

Paradoxically, a few days after our discussion, we noted an article in The Catholic Herald of July 18th, 2014,  concerning a poll of Polish Catholics which indicated that the number of people attending Mass in Poland had fallen by 2 million in the last ten years. Fr Wojciech Sadlon director of the Catholic Church Institute of Statistics remarked that: ‘People who often came to Church were motivated by an attachment to tradition and a culture given to them by their family, but this is no longer enough to sustain them and so they gradually cease to attend.’ Polish Mass attendance, however, at around 39%, is far higher than it is the  former “free” West.


He says these words as a preface to an article by H. Le Caron, which can be found on the Apropos website or by clicking the link.

America has its own version of this "tribal Catholicism" which is manifested, I believe, in the typical American Catholic's attitude to the bodies which govern the nation at the local and federal level.  The John F Kennedy phenomenon of the 1960s would be enough to underline the point and it would bring into focus the problem that Pope Leo XIII identified as "Americanism".  It could also be perfectly exemplified by the average Catholic's admiration for Cardinal Dolan of New York, where tribal Catholicism, American liberalism and the triumph of the unchatecized have all come together to put the man on a pedestal.

Many more manifestations of this tribalism can be found in certain Catholic publications (America,  and in the unseemly celebrity surrounding recent papacies.

Mr Fraser's words, and the article of H. Le Caron are helpful antidotes to this malaise.

Friday, August 15, 2014

"FEAR AND LOATHING IN FERGUSON"

Fire bombs hurled at police by rioters in Ferguson

Living in a city with a large black population gives one, perhaps, a more balanced view of the nonsense going on in predominantly-negro Ferguson, Missouri.

First, the police.  No city should tolerate sociopaths working as policemen.  Sadly, we have seen some examples of this in recent years and it is not a pretty thing to look at.  Having said that, and not knowing all the facts of the Missouri case, we are not prepared to state that the police officer who shot the robber Michael Brown can be characterized as a sociopath.  We await the complete story, unfiltered by yellow journalism.

Second, militarization.  Yes, this troubles us as something that in the future could be used against people who demand their natural rights.  We see Ukrainians killing fellow Ukrainians right now in a classic scenario of an arrogant oligarchy crushing those who do not wish to be under the thumb of an oligarchy.  So, yes, it could happen here.  Indeed if things go on as they have been we think it likely.

Third, the rioters.  It would be hard to convince any sensible person that the best way to express your opinion about a police shooting is to loot, fire-bomb and assault.  Many scenes of two able-bodies young blacks hauling away $3500 high-definition television sets are not calculated to inspire much sympathy among those who have experience living in larger towns.  The looting of stores carrying expensive designer sun glasses and the latest overpriced Chinese junk sneakers likewise make us wonder exactly who is oppressing whom.

The basic facts of the case are simply stated in this short piece in Chronicles:

https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/fear-and-loathing-in-ferguson/

These facts were already known to us as we watched in amazement the rioting that is going on and getting worse.  That an everyday occurrence like this in America's urban jungles - one that we read about five or six times per week in our newspapers - should spark such outrageous behavior by negroes is an indication of serious problems that short of a miracle will only grow far worse. For example, when government handouts inevitably begin to dry up the carnage to follow can be imagined.

But yellow journalism will always play to the emotions, and emotional people will react accordingly - except those who live in cities with large populations of fatherless, feral young black males with no impulse control and who are indeed genuine sociopaths - as well as a supreme embarrassment to the more cultured blacks who see them bringing shame upon their race.  Those who have to endure everything from boom boxes shaking the windows of one's home to litter and graffiti adorning once beautiful, quiet neighborhoods will understand what it is like to live among blacks who have not been brought up properly and who in over eighty per cent of recorded cases do not know who their father is.  Yes, it is that bad.  When one who has lived in a neighborhood for nigh in fifty years in tranquility must now hear gun shots and the almost constant din of police and/or ambulance sirens disturbing that tranquility it gives that individual a perspective.  As the FBI statistics make very clear: young, fatherless black males are out of control and are a public danger.  If that shocks us, it should.

Those of us who still have our memories of the 1967 riots see in this latest anarchy something all-too-typical.

Humanly speaking we see no solution to this problem.  It will have to be a Divine solution, somehow.  In the meantime we have to keep praying and keep our heads down and our doors locked.  That is the reality in large metropolitan cities today.

The rioting blacks of Ferguson issue a warning



Thursday, August 14, 2014

ISRAELI OFFICIAL CALLS FOR CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS

Moshe Feiglin
Really, you can't make this stuff up.

An Israeli official calls for the establishment of concentration camps in Gaza:

http://www.worldbulletin.net/world/141870/israeli-official-calls-for-concentration-camps-in-gaza

Those Christians and Muslims who haven't fled or been exterminated by the Israeli occupiers may now have to look forward to spending their days in concentration camps.

The man who calls for this (above) is both a psychopath and a sociopath.  We await any word from the current Pope decrying this (although perhaps I should not hold my breath).

I have searched many notable Christian and Catholic blogsites in vain for any reporting of this.  It is true that a sense or irony has never been the strong point of far too many bloggers, so perhaps this story might awaken it in some of them.

While the Christian world (rightly) condemns the USA/Israeli-trained and funded ISIS creeps who are decimating the Christians in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere that same world is strangely silent about the Christians being decimated in the Holy Land.

I find that fascinating.

An Israeli soldier, 13 August 2014.  No comment.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NOW will you end Communion in the hand?

My Dear Catholic Bishops:

The news from Oklahoma is dire, Your Excellencies.  A Black Mass is to be performed with the blessings of a craven local government.

http://catholicism.org/bishop-slattery-calls-for-9-days-of-prayer-and-fasting-against-scheduled-sacrilege.html


I will give Your Excellencies three guesses as to where they got the Host from.


Now, will you at long last put a stop to Communion in the hand?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

WHAT HAS BECOME OF OUR DEAR POLAND?

Jan Sobieski

My dearest Poland, I am saddened to see some of the things that are happening to your great country.  I am grieved more than I can express.

I see your government allowing itself to be a mere stooge for the US empire, accepting money from them to become their tool.  They have establishment torture camps in your beloved land, where people the US regime doesn't like are routinely mistreated and sometimes never heard from again, disappearing into a veritable gulag on your own noble soil.  Dear Polish people, why do you allow this?

The other day in your beloved country a good doctor was fired from a hospital for not committing the crime of abortion.  My heart sank when I read this.  How can you allow this?

While Russia wants to put old enmities aside and be friends with you, your heads of state, doing the bidding of the USA, instead join the ridiculous anti-Russian chorus and go along with the illegal sanctions, which are acts of war.  Why?  If someone wants to be your friend and has demonstrated a genuine desire to live in peace, why do you allow yourselves to be mere pawns of the war mongers?  Your government is allowing American missiles, American troops, American aircraft and American prisons in Poland because it is allowing itself to be used by America.  Poland is greater than such things; it should never allow itself to be used in this way.

Homosexual pederasts are entering Poland in droves and trying to blemish and destroy your families.  Why do you acquiesce in this?  It is true that some Poles have resisted this infestation, but they are doing it in a haphazard, disorganized way.  Should not greater demands be made on your Bishops to try and stop this onslaught of perversion?  The Russian government on the other hand has made some small but important steps to slow down the juggernaut of sodomy and moral corruption; cannot dear Poland do the same? These sexual barbarians are at the gate - no, they are within the gate; where is a new Jan Sobieski who will stop them and turn them back?

The Blessed Virgin Mary has a burning love for both Poland and Russia, demonstrated clearly for centuries and demonstrated recently again at Fatima in 1917.  Cannot dear Poland, at least for the sake of the Virgin, put aside the animosities of the past which if continued will only help the troublemakers of the world? Cannot Catholic Poland and Orthodox Russia show that these ethnic and religious divisions must end?

Poland has a part to play in the dramatic events that are unfolding even now on the world stage.  Will Poland be merely a lapdog of the international financial forces which control the United States and help it to promote sodomy, divorce, unjust wars, abortion, usury and subjugation to financial oligarchs, or will it put its past differences aside and join other nations to put an end to the dominance of these dark forces? [Poland: read what Paul Craig Roberts has to say about what the Obama Administration is thinking about doing.]

A new Battle of Vienna seems to be in the making just now.  Poland could turn back the Turks then, could turn back the Communists in more recent years and can now, if She chooses, turn back the anti-Christian forces that are working for the extermination of the Church of Christ,those forces which are the heirs of those who rejected God's Son on Calvary.  We can only hope that Poland will once again rise to the occasion and defeat a vicious, merciless enemy, and make common cause not with the Church's persecutors, but with those other nations who share Her ideals.


INTERESTING: AMAZON.COM AND THE CIA

I stopped buying on Amazon over a year ago when they started to become sodomy-friendly.  In the interim they have become masters of the old political graft system, working in cahoots now with states to extract sales tax even though the company does not reside in these states.  The states and Amazon scratch each other's backs now, just like the old days when Al Capone was riding high.

The bigger Amazon gets the worse it becomes.

Now, however, they are developing tools for and working with the US Central Intelligence Agency, an organization involved in murder, espionage and other charming activities which are supposed to keep Americans safe.  (Yawn)

http://www.govexec.com/magazine/features/2014/07/daring-deal/88207/

Now that Amazon is working with the oppressors against the oppressed I believe it is time for everyone to reevaluate their buying habits.

The Left comments: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/amazon-received-600-million-cia-computer-cloud-contract-surveillance-shopping/18151-amazon-received-600-million-cia-computer-cloud-contract-surveillance-shopping