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March 15, 2019 | 13 Comments

Ignorant Children Throw Tantrum: Media Fawns

If reports are accurate, ignorant children “in dozens of countries on every continent will be striking together for the first time.”

The tempestuous tots are terrified quantum loop gravity isn’t being taken seriously enough, and that the more dangerous string theory will consume and destroy physics.

Spokesbrat Greta Thunberg said, “It’s, like, quantum loop gravity is, like, so close to our beliefs as, like, youth? I’m like, ‘Whoever heard of strings? You can’t, like, see them?'” She pointed to her laceless sneakers as proof there was no need of string theory. “Like, quantum foam speaks to our lived experience.”

“You have to, like, have no brain to believe in branes. I’m all like ‘Come on!’,” she added, before logging on to her Instagram account and posting a selfie looking cute while answering the reporter’s question.

These kids have to be kidding. But they’re not. They have no training whatsoever, not a scratch, not a hint, in physics, yet they’re going on strike the world over to protest a concept which they cannot possibly understand. About which they are necessarily ignorant. About which they know nothing niets nada nill naught zero zilch zippo.

Absolute innocence is however no bar to them streaming out in the streets and pouting for the cameras of the Enemy of the People. The Enemy will broadcast these images worldwide, and accompany them with sober talking heads explaining why we have to take these by-definition ignorant children seriously. And they’ll expect us to take them, the Enemy, seriously as they engage in this transparent blatant outrageous propaganda.

It is still true these brats have no knowledge of the subject which inflames them. They can have no knowledge. They are not old or wise enough to have accumulated even a fraction of what they need to know to speak authoritatively on physics. Meaning they have no business lecturing their betters about what to do about the entire world’s economic system, presuming, as they do, string theory affects the economy.

We, the youth of America, are fed up with decades of inaction on [string theory]. On Friday, March 15, young people like us across the United States will strike from school. We strike to bring attention to the millions of our generation who will most suffer the consequences of [string theory]. But this isn’t a message only to America. It’s a message from the world, to the world, as students in dozens of countries on every continent will be striking together for the first time.

Spankings ought to be dispensed. Not to the kids. They don’t know better. They’re ignorant. It’s their teachers and parents who are to blame for the massive, historic, galaxy-sized hubris on display here. Hubris like this:

To many people, [Loop Quantum Gravity] seems like a radical, dangerous idea. That same sentiment was felt in 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the New Deal—a drastic piece of legislation credited with ending the Great Depression that threatened (and cost) many lives in this country. Robber-barons, ordinary citizens, and many in between were enraged by the policies enacted by the New Deal…

…The changes proposed in [Loop Quantum Gravity] will help ensure our entire species [of physicists] has the opportunity to thrive in the decades (and centuries) to come. As the original New Deal was to the declining US economy, [Loop Quantum Gravity] is to our changing [physics]. And that is why we strike.

The entire species of physicists! And did you catch that, citizen? You oppose the March of the Morons and you are no better than a Robber-baron.

Kids always believe in utopia and unlimited bright futures; youthful folly, optimism unmarred by experience and so on. All forgivable. Yet we cannot excuse the biggest and dumbest notion these under-trained under-grown marchers have: “Because adults won’t take our future seriously, we, the youth, are forced to.”

Good grief! We have had thirty-plus years of adults taking the non-problem seriously. Have you been to CERN lately? That these kids are afraid of string theory is proof of that. It’s not like these younguns came upon the idea themselves. That had to be taught it. They had to be goaded into it.

They had to be made to believe by adults that physics is coming to an end at any moment and only they, the ignorant, can save it. Is this not sufficient proof the entire thing is a scam?

The media, and their apologists, will tell us “Be nice to these brats, for they are sincere.” Yeah? Well, rapists and murderers are sincere, too. Mao was sincere. Nobody was sincerer. Sincerity and depth of emotion are not evidence. Except, these days, of error.

March 14, 2019 | 4 Comments

What’s With All These Men LARPing Around Pretending To Be What They’re Not?

Was walking up First Avenue and I saw another one. Fourth one is as many weeks. This one was especially flamboyant, though. I started and stared. He must have seen my look of combined amusement and disgust, for he too stopped short and called out.

“You got a problem?”

“Nope. You do, though.” Yes, a cliché. But clichés become clichés for good reasons.

“You got a problem with the way I look?”

“Yep. You look like an idiot.”

“How dare you! How dare you judge me!”

“Don’t you judge me for judging you. That’s judgmental. If you don’t wanna know, don’t ask me, buddy.”

“My name’s not ‘Buddy’! I demand you call me by my proper name!”

I knew what it was, but I had time to kill. And, the Lord help me, I couldn’t resist needling him a bit. I know it’s a sin, but I didn’t start this. “What’s your real name, then?”


“No it isn’t.”

“Yes it is! I had it legally changed. I demand you call me Napoleon. My pronouns are ‘your’ or ‘his majesty’.”

“So you had it changed. You’re still not Napoleon.”

“I am too! I am Napoleon! And you’re a bigot!”

“You’re Napoleon, eh. Then let’s see you invade Russia.” Before he could blow up again, I changed tack. “Where’d you get that hat?” He was wearing it athwartships in the classic fashion. “Must be Hell to get it through doorways.”

“What do you care. It’s from a website that caters to Napoleonics, if it’s any of your business. Not everybody is a bigot like you.”

“I hear a lot of you are drugging up. You on those hormones?” I recalled a bus stand ad for some clinic down in the Village.

“It’s not drugging up, as you so condescendingly say. They’re necessary corrective medications to reduce height so that I better resemble who I really am. My insurance covers it.”

“Reduce height?”

“Of course. I used to be over six feet! Now I am only five-eleven.”

I couldn’t recall how tall Napoleon was. I know they say his shortness is exaggerated, but it was anything close to six feet. “Got a ways to go. Drugs can shrink you that much?”

“No,” he admitted. He had calmed down some. He must have figured I wasn’t going to cause him any harm. “No, drugs can only do part of it. I’m also considering surgery. But not until my hormone treatments are finished.”


“Shin reduction surgery. You must have heard of it.”

I hadn’t. I live a sheltered life. “That hand seems well stuck, though.”

“They attached it permanently to my stomach. Now whatever I wear, my one hand goes through my jacket.”

“How do you get that big coat off? The buttons must be impossible to work with just one hand.”

“Little flaps. And velcro.”

Seamstressing and surgery technologies were better than I thought. “How’d you ever get the idea you’re Napoleon?”

“Of course I’m Napoleon! I’ve always known I was Napoleon. Well, I didn’t always know. When I was a boy I knew I was somebody important. I knew the status of commoner I was assigned at birth couldn’t be right. I wondered why other people couldn’t see what I could about my importance. I first thought I might be Teddy Roosevelt, but one day one of my co-workers said ‘Well aren’t you a little princess’ and at that moment I knew.”

“Knew you were Napoleon?

“Almost. It wasn’t until I went online and discovered the Napoleonic community that I was completely certain.”

“I’ve heard of it.” And how. I’d seen the pictures on Twitter. Men, and not a few women, larping around, prancing about in preposterous costumes, telling everybody they were the Emperor of all France.

“Not only have they helped me. But we’re very influential.”

“How so?”

“We’re getting the laws changed everywhere. We’ve come so far! We used to be locked away in sanitariums by a medical establishment that did not understand our lived experience. Now we can’t be discriminated against. Not by you and not by employers. Or in housing. If you don’t use our pronouns you can be fired. The city is going to impose fines.”

“What do you say to people like me who say people like you will always be men; simple, common men, and that no amount of body mutilation or foreign chemicals will make you into what you can never be? That you are not Napoleon?”

Now I could see he was growing hotter and hotter as my question went on. Tears were forming.

“I say this!”

He struck out, using his one hand. Hit my shoulder. He’d been so weakened with cutting and drugging himself up that I’m still not sure it even happened.

He was weeping dramatically as he charged off and up the steps of the Library. Even with the time wasted with me, he was still early for Story Hour.

March 13, 2019 | 1 Comment

Orthodoxy’s War: Part III — Guest Post by Ianto Watt

Stepping Up

How did we get from the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) being the new and improved Fifth Patriarchate, in loving communion with her four Patriarchal brethren in 1589, to a war amongst Equals? How did Constantinople come to see it’s Daughter as its rival? I think the answer is pretty clear here. There is no such thing as equality in Orthodoxy. Not today, at least. The corollary is, obviously, that there is a supremacy principle at work here today. And the only question is, which Patriarch will exercise this power?

I am not going to defend either of the real contenders, neither Moscow nor Constantinople. After all, they (and the other twelve) have all paid lip service to the concepts of autocephaly and autonomy from their very beginnings. Every last one of them. That was the whole point of going from little-o to Big-O. We’re each our own man, right? And guess what (fallen) men do? They fight.

Who wants to fight when they can sleep? That’s the other thing guys do. If you’re supposedly so Godly, all you Patriarchs, and you happen to wake up for some reason, shouldn’t you be fighting the Sultan? Together, perhaps? That would require two things. Co-operation first. Then leadership. Guess what’s missing here in this Hesychastic dream state called Orthodoxy.

After all, Orthodoxy is supposedly the last (and only) bastion of true Christianity. Yes, Francis is making this transition so easily believed and accepted by all those in the West too. At least, those who have awoken from their slumbers. Let’s get down to it, and see how this war amongst ‘Equals’ is being waged. And who might win.

It will sound familiar, because it’s the way things always go in nationalistic churches. From the time of the fall of Constantinople in 1453, the four Patriarchates had been in bondage to the Sultan. He controlled their lives down to the smallest detail. They couldn’t spit without permission. They couldn’t make a single move without the Sultan’s prior approval. No Patriarch could travel abroad. These four Patriarchs were literal prisoners within their own cathedrals. Most oppressive of all, their spiritual flocks were equally oppressed. As they are still today. What’s left of them, that is.

You’re a Patriarch, a Grand Prince of the Only True (Eastern, of course) Church. The only part of True Holy Rome that remained faithful to the patrimony of the Apostles, especially Andrew the First-called. Forget his brother Peter, for his supposed successors fell away from the faith. But we Easterners have kept the faith, right? We have correctly divined that the true meaning of Universality is actually the same as Nationality. As in, Go East, young man! And in return for our faithfulness, God Almighty has blessed us with Islamic rule.

Saint Rubles

Those four pauper Princes of the Church have a little problem. Two actually. The first is they have very few spiritual followers left to support them. The Sultan has seen to that. Their most important problem, from their princely point of view, is that the Sultan still allows them to keep their princely titles and palaces. But there is no one left to financially support them! How will they pay the utilities? How will they pay for their silks?

A cruel reality. Princely paupers. What’s a man to do? How about send a secret courier to our brothers in Moscow. They have money! Let us beg alms from them! So they did. And did, and did, and did. Indeed, from 1453 till the execution of the last of the ruling Romanovs in 1917, this was the yearly pilgrimage of Orthodoxy. To the shrine of Saint Rubles. In Moscow. And the Tsar always gave them what they needed. Always. I see this as proof of their actual Christianity. Even Christians are sinners, even the Tsars.

What was the sin of the Tsars? They finally succumbed to the envy of position. It’s easy to understand the thinking of the Tsars. After all, here were these foreign ecclesial princes, begging from him year after year, and he always gave in. Why did he, the magnanimous Tsar, need to beg the Patriarch of Constantinople to consecrate his local Russian Metropolitans? I can almost read his thoughts: ‘What makes those four Oriental Patriarchs so special that I need to beg this favor from them? As a matter of fact, if I, the Tsar of All the Russias, am actually funding the survival of these four enslaved Patriarchies, for nearly 150 years, why is not my Metropolitan as good as a Patriarch?’

Eventually it occurred to Tsar Feodor, the last of the Rurikids, the last son of Ivan the Terrible, to meekly ask if these Patriarchs might be willing to elevate the Metropolitan of Moscow to the ranks of the Patriarchy. To replace fallen and apostate Rome. Their reply?
‘Why, sure! Hell yes! Why not, Komrade! Why, we’d all been talking about that idea just the other day. Why shouldn’t your Metropolitan be just like one of us!? Sure! Consider it done. By the way, could you see your way clear to maybe upping your almsgiving, Brother Tsar? We’d sure appreciate it. The Sultan’s a bitch to live with, ya know?’

‘So let it be written, so let it be done’, as Pharaoh used to say. A hundred years later, in 1689, the Patriarch of Constantinople, Dionysius IV, dotting the last ‘i’ and crossing the last ‘t’, issued the Tomos recognizing that the See of Kiev indeed owed it’s allegiance to Moscow, and not Constantinople.

A New Coin

Until today, that is. Something happened that is causing seismic consequences today. Visions of grandeur. The usual cause (apart from sluts) of all strife. Who is it that is now struck with this pride of place? None other than the current Patriarch of Constantinople. The Patriarchate that granted this original ecclesial favor has now changed its autocephalous mind. Evidently, the Patriarch of Constantinople no longer needs the alms of Moscow. Where is His Beatitude’s gratitude for the past? Maybe we’d know if we knew who’s giving him his alms today. Who might that be?

What is it that this Patriarch has done to upset the applecart of Orthodoxy today? Nothing much, except to renege on his predecessors’ word. And to start issuing edicts that intrude upon the canonical turf of the other thirteen Local Churches. And to start acting like he is primus sine pares. First without equals.

Here’s the aggression progression. The people of Little Russia (Ukraine) are currently being torn apart by their NATO-centric political leader, President Petro Poroshenko. He has proclaimed that, in spite of their common ethnic and religious heritage, Uke’s are indeed a different species from their fellow muzhiks in Great Russia. He says that they must fight for their freedom from their cultural overlords in Moscow by every means possible. And the most effective means of resistance any man can muster is the spiritual one.

Poroshenko is busy selling the Western version of civilization to his Ukrainian people. The NATO version of life and freedom. He is busy selling the Western religion of Democracy. Never mind that he usurped the previously democratically-elected leader, Viktor Yanukovych. Not that Yanukovych is a good guy. But he won, democratically. Think of Donald and the Resistance. How would you feel if his election was overturned by force? Now look at the Maidan riots. Are you really sure about who was paying those snipers? Really?

Poroshenko has figured out that his regime is shaky, and so he needs some solid underpinnings. What is more solid than religion? So Poroshenko has turned to the sleeping Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, and roused him from his Satanic-Sultanic slumber.

Black Bart

What is it that Bartholomew is doing for Petro that has aroused the ire of fellow Orthodox Patriarchs and Metropolitans? Simply put, he has trespassed upon his neighbor’s turf. He has intruded upon their canonical ground. He has, effectively, invaded their Earth, the seat of their source of position. Their pride of place. For in Orthodoxy, nothing is more sacred than the Earth of their Local Churches. Bart has entered their territory and meddled in their affairs. And he has done all this in the name of ‘autocephaly’.

Why not? It sells really well here in the Neo-Cat-Prot West. Hell, it’s even catching on in Rome! El Diablo has opened his latest front in Ukraine.

That’s what Bart has done. Here’s why he did it. Bear with me, please. Bart’s Papist offense was that he ‘officially recognized’ inter-communion with the hierarchs of two schismatic groups of former members of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC). This Church, the UOC, is one of the fourteen ‘Local Churches’ that are (or were) in supposed communion with all the other thirteen Local Churches that comprise the supposedly united Eastern Orthodox Church. A communion recognized by all the other thirteen Local Churches. A communion that has been recognized by all of them, Constantinople included, for over 300 years.

Here is the problem for the NATO-loving revolutionaries in Kiev. The UOC is under the aegis of the Patriarch of Moscow. In other words, Bart has intruded upon the canonical turf of a fellow and supposedly co-equal Local Orthodox Church, and set their flock free to pursue ‘other personal interests’ as the HR flacks always say when someone gets it in the neck. Bart has entered the sheepfold of his brother, and scattered his flock, as Scripture would say.

Bart also enticed two other bishops (out of around 100) of the UOC to band with these two schismatic offshoots to form a new ‘Orthodox Church of Ukraine’ (OCU). And Bart has ‘granted’ autocephaly to this new group. Finally, Bart, as the Ecumenical Patriarch of Orthodoxy, is urging that all of the other Local Churches of Orthodoxy recognize the common communion (i.e. citizenship) of the OCU with these same schismatics and renegades.

How can the other thirteen Local Churches recognize this new group (OCU), without then denying communion with the former group (UOC)? It’s very much like Taiwan and Red China. You can’t embrace both. You may get away with having two girlfriends at once. But not if they’re sisters. Sisters without brotherly love for each other.

You can imagine how well Bart’s antics were received by Patriarch Kyrill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in Moscow. He’s the canonical head of Orthodoxy in ‘All The Russias’. Including Ukraine. Including the UOC. For the UOC is an autonomous subset of the ROC, and has been so for over 300 years. For that same 300-plus years, nobody in the UOC has been clamoring for autocephaly.

In fact, the document Bart released that contains his ‘grant’ is actually very restrictive. The Uke’s would have to ask his permission for everything. Which doesn’t sound much like autocephaly to me. Whereas now, the head of the UOC, Metropolitan Onuphrius, doesn’t have to ask Patriarch Kyrill’s permission for anything that Met. Onuphrius does within Ukraine. In fact, the Metropolitan has a permanent seat on the Holy Synod that governs the ROC. But the ROC has no seat on the Synod of the UOC. Sounds pretty sweet to me.

The undisputed Russian ecclesial jurisdiction over Kiev, for over 300 years, is gone in a flash, as Bart the Indian-giver decides to go back in time and undo the past. But just who was it, really, that got Bart to decide to invade the turf of his brother Patriarch? Did he dream this up on his own, or was someone else whispering something in his ear? Maybe whispering the combination to his new Swiss bank account? Who was it that convinced him to battle for another man’s Earth, supposedly in brotherly pursuit of concord in the Skies?

This isn’t the first time Bart has meddled in his neighbor’s business. He did it in Estonia about ten years ago. Guess whose chain that yanked? No, it wasn’t the Irish. Now Bart has ruled that the Russian exarchate (overseas dioceses) are to be put under the wings of other Local Churches. Again, who is he angering? Which bear is he poking? And how will the bear slash back?

Black Ops

I suppose you could say Bart’s simply behaving like a liberal, spreading his version of democracy. Kinda like George Bush did. Except, he’s not. (And neither was George). Because if he was, why won’t he grant autocephaly/autonomy to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (GOA) in America? After all, this is one group that actually is under Bart’s canonical ownership, so no one could ever complain about this from a jurisdictional standard. In fact, the GOA has clamored for exactly that same autocephaly for many years.

There’s evidently two groups with cash. One group is the GOA, and like Catholics world-wide who send money to the Pope in Rome each year (‘Peter’s pence’), the American Greeks provide the lion’s share of Bart’s budget. I suppose a grant of autonomy/autocephaly might interfere with that sometime down the road.

The other group with cash, though nobody can prove it, but the word on the street is, it’s the CIA. Which doesn’t normally leave fingerprints on the deposit slip. One thing we do know is that a whole lot of money evidently disappeared from the St. Nicholas Shrine foundation, in New York I think. supposedly, the CIA promised that there would be no FBI prosecutions of the guilty party for embezzlement if certain political favors were granted. Which, it looks like they were. And what do you know, suddenly those missing funds (or an equivalent set of greenbacks) re-appeared, staving off all those calls for an investigation. An investigation that would reach all the way to Constantinople.

What in the world could Bart have that the CIA wants? Think back, my friend. Read this excerpt from the Oxford Research Encyclopedia about what Harry Truman did back in the Cold War.

Such sentiments did not prevent Truman from proclaiming his intention to bring together under his auspices the world’s key religious and moral leaders from all the major faiths in a united front against Soviet Communism. Although it was an endeavor that failed to come to fruition, it achieved another propaganda coup against the Soviets in 1949 with the election of the Archbishop of North and South America to be the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. An American citizen had been elected as the primary patriarch, the primus inter pares (first among equals), in Orthodox Christianity. It was an achievement guaranteed to confirm Soviet suspicions that Truman’s interventions in the religious field were intended to encourage dissent within the Soviet bloc. Truman not only had Archbishop Athenagoras flown in his personal presidential plane to Istanbul to assume his new position but, for obvious symbolic reasons, had the plane fly over the Vatican. Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy were each closely connected to the national identity, history, and sentiment of key countries in the Soviet bloc. Truman was letting Moscow know of his overt support for the heads of the two major religions in the Soviet sphere of influence.

Does this answer the larger question of whether our Boy Scouts ever meddle in other people’s affairs? Now ask yourself a simpler question. Has the Cold War really ever ended? Do certain groups have vested interests that never seem to die? And, what do you know, now there’s another Balkan nation joining NATO! Yes, Northern Macedonia. Another group of Slavs, ready to do the bidding of the West. Just like Poroshenko?

I could go on and on about the incredible number of actions, mostly unseen, that Bart and his gang have been up to for the past decade. Why doesn’t any of this ring a bell with most folks? Maybe it’s because our always vigilant MSM always makes sure we know everything but what is important.

While I’d love to, this is not the time or place to go into all of the other moves and machinations that Bartholomew has engaged in just these last six months, moves that have sent shock waves throughout all the other thirteen Local Churches within the Orthodox world and beyond. In the first place, the background needed to understand these moves (and their natural repercussions) would take another full post. Or two. Maybe they will come. But could you take it? My head hurts too! It’s all so, so…Byzantine.


Suffice it to say for now, the tectonic plates have shifted in the East. The two important results, to date, are that most of the Orthodox world is aligning behind the Patriarch of Moscow. Secondly, we are seeing the open denunciation throughout the Orthodox world of Bartholomew I as having aspirations to an Eastern Papalotry throne, as they call it. In service to a Western Empire. For the goal of an ultimate re-unification of the Church, East and West. But at a price so high that none of the Orthodox (outside Constantinople) can accept it. Can there be a true unity when coercion and trespass are involved?

What does this mean now, practically speaking? It means that there are now 12,300 potential parish flashpoints in Ukraine, as adherents of the ‘new and improved’ Local Church loyal to the local throne of Bart (and Poroshenko) try and pry these same parishes away from the grip of Kyrill and the Russian Orthodox Church. The process has already begun, and the reports of violence and intimidation are increasing. Not that you’ll see any of this in your local MSM. Are you surprised at that, Komrade? Better call Pravda.

You will see it eventually when Great Russia invades Little Russia (Ukraine), in full force. It will be sold by the MSM to gullible Western viewers as another Russian aggression. And another Neo-Con reason for a full-scale war against Russia. There is the end-game, my friend.

Vlad and Kyrill know this. They’re not idiots. Want to play chess against a Russian? Better have a Bobby Fischer handy. Because Vlad and Kyrill know that if they must invade and re-take rebellious Kiev and western Ukraine, it must occur before Donald is defeated or deposed. There is only one thing that keeps them from this today. That thing is the wild-card in the deck. The Uniates. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC). The people who worship identically with the Orthodox, but are still loyal to Rome. The same people that were thrown under the bus by Stalin, beginning in 1944. The same people, still loyal to Rome, that were thrown under the bus by Pope Francis (points 24-27) in his Havana meeting with Patriarch Kyrill in 2016. The same people who are the only ones capable of bridging the abyss between East and West.

Why are they the wild-card in this Ukrainian fiasco? Because if they were to join forces with the schismatic (but now blessed-by-Bartholomew) Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU), then the fix would be in. It would be clear to Great Russia that they could no longer wait this situation out. For it would mean that all the religious forces of Ukraine (outside of the original and canonical UOC) were arrayed against it. And that there would be a guerilla war waged by the West to pry every last Uke’s heart away from Moscow.

In that case, Komrades, damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! Let’s see how tough you NATO wimps really are. Are you really willing to fight in Ukraine? Who will walk your dogs while you’re gone? Oh yes, I forgot, your Islamic maid can do that, right? Well, come on then!

But if the UGCC were to join forces with the Orthodox Patriarchy of Moscow, then the religious forces within Ukraine would be split. And in return for this switch of allegiance by the UGCC, the forces in Moscow would have to accommodate this Catholic presence with some moderation of their Moscovian anti-Petrine past. Perhaps that might fit another long-term objective of Vlad (and Kyrill). That is, the neutering of Holy Rome. How embarrassing for Francis if one of his kids ran to the neighbor’s house seeking protection from an abusive Father? Da?

Why would I speculate that the Greek Catholics of Ukraine (UGCC) might seek shelter under the Omophorion of The Patriarchate of Moscow? Why would these people, the most betrayed upon all the earth, betrayed by both East and West, seek shelter under the Sky of Moscow? Yes, that is a logical question. But there is a logical answer. It may be the only place left where they can survive the apparent hostility (yes, hostility) of their own maximum leader. Francis, to be exact. While a Stalin can imprison and kill you, only a Pope can legally suppress you. And make you go away. How? By legally ‘selling you’ to the (schismatic) Orthodox Church in Ukraine. Wouldn’t that be so ecumenical!

Which Trojan Horse am I betting on here? Who will draw the wild card in the next round of this high-stakes poker game? Will the Greek Catholics head into the open but deceiving arms of the West? Or will they head East, into the bear hug of Moscow? They have to do one or the other, before Francis pulls their ecclesial life-support. Here’s my bet. Or rather, my hope: that they turn to Kyrill and Vlad.

That would derail this coming Orient Express and buy us all some more time. Time needed to reflect upon the madness of our ways. All of us. Time for us all, Caesars and Popes alike, to draw back from the abyss. Time to repent of our ways. So, pray, my brothers in the faith (both East and West). Pray that the unexpected happens, that the unity of Christendom is restored in charity, and not in blood. So, let us pray for true unity in the Church, both East and West. How? By praying for the Uniates. And that they not be betrayed again.

Kyrie Eleison!

March 12, 2019 | 26 Comments

USA To Pass Catholic Nation-State Law

How’s this grab you?

The USA is not a state of all its citizens. According to the Nation-State Law which ought to be passed, the USA will be the nation-state of the Catholic People – and them alone. As is clear, there will be no problem with the non-Catholic citizens of the USA — they will have the same rights as us all and the coming government will invest in the non-Catholic sector more than its previous government.

Fine idea. I don’t see anything wrong with it. Fits kind of nice. When spoken aloud, it sort of fills the mouth with round tones. Declaring the once United States Catholic would restore the unity we now lack. For one, it would empower government to deal with all these Church officials running around defining themselves by their sexual desires.

I’m basing my exercise on words Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on his Instagram account. Seems an Arab—a celebrity, which is how we know about it—living in Israel isn’t pleased about the situation regarding Arab parties in government. This celebrity said (the news report was paraphrasing, we gather) “Israel is a country for all its citizens.”

On Sunday morning, Netanyahu responded to Sela on his own Instagram. He uploaded a picture of himself against the backdrop of an Israeli flag, and wrote, “Dear Rotem, an important correction: Israel is not a state of all its citizens. According to the Nation-State Law that we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish People – and them alone. As you wrote, there’s no problem with the Arab citizens of Israel — they have the same rights as us all and the Likud government has invested in the Arab sector more than any other government.”

As I’ve said before, I’m no judge about that land on which the current state of Israel sits. I believe it ought to be Christian, given Our Lord sacrificed himself there. The Holy Land is, well, the Holy Land. Lot of evangelization needed in that crook of the desert.

Yet like my dad always says, if IFs and BUTs where candy and nuts, every day’d be Christmas. The Crusades failed. Israel isn’t going anywhere, so let’s deal with her as she is. We can’t make Israel Christian. At least, not until the Parousia.

We might be able to turn the USA into the Catholic USA, though. Maybe not the entire land mass. Perhaps just a good chunk of it. We can acknowledge real politics and give the entire Left coast to the atheists. They already have it. Everything from upstate New York on over to Michigan, and then down through Arizona, or so, and continuing through Florida will be The Catholic States of America. CSA! CSA! CSA!

There will be some serious gerrymandering needed to sort all this out. All change comes with a cost. We shouldn’t shy away from hard work.

Don’t misunderstand me and think I am against what Israel is doing. It must be clear that Jews are a minority in the region and that if Israel was not officially Jewish, in the inexorable application of Conquest’s second law, it would soon become something resembling, say, South Africa. Having a legal position of living apart is smart.

The Nation-State Law states (among other things) “Israel is the historic homeland of the Jewish people, who have the unique right of national self-determination” and “Israel will be open to Jewish aliyah”—open immigration of non-Israeli Jews. The law also speaks of a “Diaspora”, which is rather dangerous language, implying that a Jew’s natural home is not the country in which they might reside. But let that pass.

None of these declarations sound any worse by swapping in “Catholic” for “Jewish.”

Now some will complain and say Jews aren’t a religion, but a race, so that my analogy doesn’t work. There is no problem. We declare instead “According to the Nation-State Law to be passed, USA is the nation-state of the White People – and them alone.” The cuts we’d make to divide the land would be different, but we can leave that to the cartographers.

On the other hand, if Jews aren’t a religion or a race but both simultaneously, which is no contradiction, then “According to the Nation-State Law to be passed, USA is the nation-state of the Catholic White People – and them alone.”

Doesn’t have to be just the USA. Any country can, and maybe even should, get in on this.