Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple: Promotional poster, “Francesco.” Pope Francis calls for civil union law for same-sex couples, in shift from Vatican stance From CNA, Oct 21, 2020: In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the…
I’ll say it plain this Pope is not a Pope and works for the Devil. He is very clever how he attempts to make an argument for his radical stance and view of marriage now, by sounding sensitive and like a great humanitarian for the persons who become outcasts to the majority due to their own actions, of choosing the wrong path, just like those women who say a woman’s right to choose is paramount over that of the very sanctity of an unborn human being; all radical wayward thinking by feminists, communists and non-believers in God Almighty, Jesus Christ the Savior! There is a right and a wrong, and, the Bible the word of God makes that quite clear! Are we to think that now someone can do what is wrong but it’s accepted as what’s right so that what was right will appear wrong? That is what this imposter is setting up here; a pagan idolatry just like the Pachamama event of metering in of falsehood by bringing a blasphemy right into the Holy Sanctuary! He’s a heretic and blasphemer of God, pure and simple, a real devil; this man Begoglio!
He is a beast of lies and deception right in the heart of the Catholic faith and indeed his imprint is throughout the world. He is a disruptor and denier of Jesus Christ I have no doubt about this, he is a total fraud, who works now within civil law matters and political landscapes like a global politician, a religious Biden or Xi Jinping, and, is outrageous as well as insane, but, moreover this is evil at work; before our eyes a representative of hell itself! He should have been removed already, but, his control and grip is strong deriving power from Satan; as well the Vatican is polluted with many transgressors or antichrist minions now! I feel compelled to reblog which I have to consider trying to do in a little while, but, for now I say this from my heart!
I would love to be wrong and need God’s forgiveness about this, but, even with my imperfect life and mind can see so clearly that this is so wrong, it’s not from God; but from a devil. He wants to destroy the Roman Catholic Church completely while knocking down as many traditional institutions or even governments that he can, as I see clearly he wouldn’t mind that the US government collapse and become aligned with Communist China, just simply by how he shows us with his insertion into the American Presidential election process, his actually siding with the most vile and criminal politician this country has ever seen, Joe Biden, basically a dirty crime syndicate operator for nearly five decades building up to where he is now trying to have complete control of the US government, and, if he wins the devils will take over and destroy this America that I believe God has raised up over the centuries, because of the faith by its people; in Him the Almighty.
I decided to simple reblog now and come back to square it away completely a bit later.
God bless all of you and let’s all pray like today the world is coming to an end, because things are that grave I believe! Amen.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
PS Perhaps this helps you to know me and understand. My life was attacked and shattered for a time by local devils both political ones and even a few Catholic Church ones, and I’m only here because a major battle I had to fight alone to survive from both physical health ramifications and monetarily; that were triggered as a direct result of actions by these nefarious minions, but, eventually it went in my favor to a large extent; which was only because Jesus Christ helped me by his putting a couple of the best people in my path to assist in special ways, by means of their wheelhouses or expertise; and, God giving me the strength to not quit, as I had to act as my own attorney, making for a very stressful uphill ordeal! Now it’s clear to me, I will only be on this earth until such time that God decides I have done what He requires of me to do; not a second more than that! Amen.
In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from the position of the Vatican’s doctrinal office and the pope’s predecessors on the issue.
The remarks came amid a portion of the documentary that reflected on pastoral care for those who identify as LGBT.
“Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out, or be made miserable because of it,” Pope Francis said in the film, of his approach to pastoral care.
After those remarks, and in comments likely to spark controversy among Catholics, Pope Francis weighed in directly on the issue of civil…
President Trump is absolutely right! When someone doesn’t do their job or neglects their responsibilities which then leads to or results in personal injury or death of innocent bystanders that is criminal negligence and those responsible are absolutely culpable and charged with manslaughter or even 2nd degree murderif they knew their actions or lack thereof could lead to serious bodily harm to others. For cripes sake; owners and operators of carnival rides have to pass strict inspections and many times if a mishap occurs on one of their rides leading to serious injury or death and there was clear negligence involved they are prosecuted for a crime; so why aren’t Major TV Networks or all Mass Media Producers and Reporters held to the same kind of standards to prevent them from misinforming the public to the point where it leads to riots and mayhem but are not being prosecuted as well? Additionally, these same negligent individuals knowingly ignoring their responsibility and then allowing or even promoting a false narrative in the MSM Industry are guilty of felonious assault or conspiracy to cause harm or mayhem through misinformation or propaganda! These are all criminal activities and many in the MSM are dead to rights guilty of such and should be arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms! What the hell is all of this passing the buck and giving slack to criminals in our government, elected or appointed positions of authority, and, the same with the MSM moguls with all of their many minions who appear on TV every day talking bullshit in our faces laughing or joking while getting rewarded handsomely for doing it; and they don’t bat an eyelash lying and duping the public but instead make millions and laugh at us all the way to the bank! Time to appoint a new commission with actual working class US citizens from the trenches to review these actions or behaviors of all the aforementioned individuals, and, if there’s clear evidence of these breaches of the public trust and safety, then the matter gets passed on to the DOJ for further investigation and prosecution! Time to pay the piper you criminals!
MSM and The Swamp promote this guy’s rights to do as he damn well pleases over all of your; God given Inalienable Rights along with your US Constitutional Ones.
Trump Calls Reporter a Criminal for Not Covering Hunter Biden Story
If Donald Trump is losing like the media and their polls indicate, then he is going to go down swinging and letting the media know exactly how he feels about them. However, from the look of it, he sure looks like he feels good and is having fun with it and Donald Trump having any fun is a nightmare for Biden and the Democrats.
Donald Trump is on an election swing out on the west coast and as he entered Arizona today, he had an informal media meet and greet where one reporter asked a question about campaign strategy. Trump not only answered the question but he did it in the way that only #Don45 could.
Courtesy of Elizabeth Harrington who is the national GOP Spokesperson.
Reporter: Your campaign strategy seems to be to call Biden a criminal, why is that?
Trump: He is a criminal, he got caught, read his laptop and you know who is a criminal, you are a criminal for not reporting it. You are a criminal for NOT reporting it. Let me tell you something, Joe Biden is a criminal and he has been a criminal for a long time and you’re a criminal in the media for not reporting it. Good luck everybody and have a good time.
Democrats for the past 4 years have called Trump and his family criminals. They have accused the Trump 2016 campaign of colluding with the Russians, making millions from contacts leading to the Oval Office, and of trying swindle the American people.
Yet as we see in the Hunter Biden emails, it is actually the Democrats who have projected what they and their cronies have been doing everything they accused Trump of doing. So if the press is a bit confused at what the campaign strategy seems to be, it is actually vintage Donald Trump. This should not be surprising to any of the press that regularly follows how Trump acts. Plus, if this is so bad for the President’s reelection campaign then the media which is overwhelmingly full of lefties should just be quiet and let the campaign self-destruct.
If they do that then they can start snickering on Nov. 2nd just a day before the election and live in the pre glow of the Joe “I’m running for Senate” Biden presidency.
So Donald Trump calling Joe Biden and his corrupt spawn criminal seem like a fair payback for the past 4 years. Calling the media a bit criminal also seems right, being if you changed Hunter Biden to Donald Trump Jr they would be more breathless covering that story than Jeffery Toobin on a Zoom call playing with his privates.
That means they would be totally occupied with the story.
As I said above about Donald Trump, he looks like he is having a blast right now and him going right after the press and his opponent are one of the primary reasons that his supporters love him.
Only the lord knows what torture Trump would do to those people with another 4 years.
These are the words of a madman as I see this current imposter in the Vatican, talking the camouflaged language of the NWO; one world order totalitarian rule. Preface to accomplishing the ultimate goal of ushering in the antichrist and enslavement of the human race. We need only keep in mind this is the man that has no problem with being in lockstep with the CCP atheist monsters agenda of global dominance and control. These are the same people and false Pope who have been working closely with the criminal politician fake Catholic Joe Biden who advocates full term day of delivery abortion and same sex marriage while he’s lived the life of a political racketeer for decades now, and, who Jorge Mario Begoglio AKA Pope Francis endorsed as the best person to be the president of the United States! The collusion and plan is so obvious and blatantly evil. Obviously they’re getting their marching orders from the same source!
God help us we are in the most provocative and precarious of times ever! Hell itself has opened its gates wide to pull all of humanity down into it!Industrialized full global scale abortion is by itself an obvious sign in our collective face that humanity is teetering on the brink of annihilation!Full term, day of delivery murder of innocent human beings is being advocated even by our leaders like the evil Joe Biden who this false Pope advocates for! Do you get my meaning!
This is a fine article Samantha and I feel inspired to reblog it! Thank you for this great focus on Truth! Blessings!
“Its Bigger than Me and You.”
The left wing, radials, liberals, NWO power mongers, elitists and just plain crazies have been working in unison with the lying MSM to promote pet agendas and don’t give a flying you know what about TRUTH or FACTS! To them it’s about “DECEPTION” and keeping their narrative of reality in place to dupe the masses into submission. I’ve said for years what you mention about the Earth “doing its thing;” in actuality the entire human race is like a pimple on an elephant’s ass when it comes to having any significant global altering effect! The main forces controlling what will happen to the Earth this year, next year and millions of years from now are the electromagnetic radiation forces being produced by the Sun and that of the surrounding Universe. There is absolutely nothing that people can do to control the massive planetary systems in place since the beginning of the Universe and to think otherwise and dwell on such ridiculous ideas is horse manure. Leaving aside what I just said let’s just consider the Earth’s core and its titanic geothermal changes taking place constantly by a molten core under unimaginable pressure generating heat along with massive land changes over time like the many mountain ranges that rose up with these unstoppable movements; just by these movements of the tectonic plates! If we were to believe such idiots like the literal poster child Greta and her supposed insights of how badly the human race is doing with the Climate maybe we would go along with another waste of time concept of planning for Continental Drift! This is all so imbecilic and a waste of time, energy, money and lives to play around with such idiocy and not be focusing our attention or actual work on situations where we can really have a positive effect; one of which would be to start getting the lying, cheating criminals out of our political systems along with holding accountable the lying MSM, all being controlled by small groups of very powerful wealthy corrupt dirt bags like George Soros, Bill Gates or the CCP, Rothschild’s and Rockefeller’s; so we can improve societies. We face a very sad ordeal of a scheming, manipulative human race full of treachery, and, that is the root of all our actual concerns! These other things such as the natural order of the planet and universe will carry on just fine as they will; and always have!
It really is a pity how such simple truths escape the minds of some people; especially those that wield great power and hold lofty positions in the public trust!
Nobody can say the writing wasn’t on the wall or that certain individuals weren’t warned! Anyone in their right mind knows playing with fire or dancing about at the edge of a cliff is only inviting disaster! But, after all is said and done being in one’s right mind is what it’s come down to, and, pretty much all of America knows Crazy Nancy isn’t well; at all! She along with certain other Democrat officials has been traipsing around on thin ice for quite some time, and, before they fall through and disappear completely the time has come for some actual“REAL INTERVENTION!” This woman has been a “Legend” in her own mind; heading for complete disaster! Time for Nancy to go listen to the grass growing and put career politics behind her!
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is at it again with her partisan, anti-Trump antics — but this time, Republican Rep. Doug Collins is giving her a taste of her own medicine.
On Friday, the California Democrat announced a bill that would create the “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office,” a body of 17 members established by Congress who would be given the power — along with the sitting vice president — to determine whether the president “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Under the 25th Amendment, the vice president can become the acting president if both the vice president and either a majority of the Cabinet or “such other body as Congress may by law provide” determines the commander in chief “is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
The commission created under the bill would work with the vice president to determine if the president has become physically or mentally incapacitated and is thus “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”
Pelosi’s botched attempt to remove President Donald Trump from office via impeachment apparently wasn’t enough to get her to finally focus on her job as speaker of the House.
Expectedly, the president gave her a piece of his mind when he got word of her latest move.
“Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation,” Trump tweeted. “They don’t call her Crazy for nothing!”
Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation. They don’t call her Crazy for nothing! https://t.co/7vE0Jvq0dM
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unwillingness to abide by the Constitution, combined with her recent actions, call into question her own mental fitness, which is why it’s critical that the House of Representatives demand her removal from the line of succession,” Collins said in a statement to Fox News.
The outlet acquired a copy of the resolution’s draft, which says Pelosi “is unable to adequately serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives and should therefore be removed from her position.”
His argument cites Pelosi’s ongoing behavior as speaker over the course of Trump’s presidency, saying she “has spent the majority of the House of Representative’s time pursuing baseless and fruitless investigations,” including last year’s impeachment inquiry.
The resolution explicitly calls out the partisan nature of the impeachment investigation she led: “On October 31, 2019, Speaker Nancy Pelosi oversaw the first party-line vote to begin an impeachment inquiry into a president in the history of our country.”
Also cited is the speaker’s lack of decorum after Trump’s State of the Union address in February, when she ripped apart her printed copy of the speech “before the American people” after his final remarks.
Another viral moment presented as evidence of her mental decline is Pelosi’s hypocritical and ungrateful visit to a “shuttered” hair salon where she “received a blow-out without wearing a mask in violation of San Francisco’s laws concerning the coronavirus” and, when called out by the media, attempted to “cast blame on the salon’s owner for ‘setting her up.’”
And who could forget Pelosi’s awkward interview with ABC News last month where, according to Collins’ resolution, she “appeared confused and exhibited bizarre behavior” by “blurting out randomly ‘Good Morning, Sunday morning.’”
Speaking to her odd behavior, the resolution states, “Over her tenure of her speakership, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has started to demonstrate a decline in mental fitness, calling into question her ability to adequately serve the House of Representatives and the American people.”
Satire or not, Collins’ resolution has more evidence backing it than anything Pelosi has ever tried to pull over Trump, and it’s all in plain sight before the American people.
After so much damage was done because of highly corrupted partisan career politicians in concert with the communists, they now realize they went down the wrong rabbit hole in trying to accomplish their nefarious AGENDA! Things didn’t go as planned and too much TRUTH has begun to surface; now they don’t want to flatten the curve, but, get ahead of the curve! This irresponsible, even criminal miscalculation by them, along with the cosponsoring enabling MSM and NWO mass manipulators, Hollywood included; have collectively speaking; ruined, destroyed and killed millions of human beings along with economies around the globe doing exponentially more destruction than any virus has or would have done; say just like the annual flu does each year! Heads will roll with long prison sentences handed down from the bench when all is said and done! The TRUTH is about to bite some bad people on the ass!
Postscript: I’m back at this around a half day later to mention how, just while I was publishing this article here I was communicating nicely with another blogger about certain family matters and now when I was able to come back to revisit all of this I see a distinct parallel here. Let me start with this statement I made to the other blogger; “Yes you’re also right about how even in the midst of chaos we can always find joy in the little things; that’s what my dogs have always done for me to be frank about it! They keep us people grounded much of the time and I tend to get sheer happiness by just simply relating to the dogs in a simple real and playful way; I guess one could say I’m like the saying goes; “going to the dogs around here!” Hey why not get a bit simple and happy because this all reminds me about my current article and how I have to get back to it to amend a bit; the question being, why are so many people in lofty places or with authority over so many others behaving so badly? Do they need new homes too? Might some retraining like the potty thing be in order for many spoiled adults be what’s missing? Maybe these certain adults have gotten away with too much for too long running amuck and pissing on all of us making a mess wherever they please? Seems that way, as long as they get boat loads of cash, “who gives a rat’s ass” they figure about the rest! Humanity needs to wake up fast is all I can say!”
Let’s be straightforward here; most of us are fully aware that many high ranking politicians and other powerful individuals have been getting away with highway robbery and duping us all far too long! So they keep carrying on badly sort of like the pathological liar thing, how after one tells so many lies that person has to keep lying to cover the past lies but also can’t even remember what is truth versus lies anymore, caught in a virtual circle of lies and pandemonium! And, we can’t forget too, that no crook wants to get caught or pay for their nefarious undertakings; so they are willing to cheat, ruin and even kill to prevent that from happening!
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!”
By T.LaDuke October 12th, 2020 | Image Source: Red State
Ahh, 2020 you magnificent $%^& *#$% don’t you ever change.
Well, after all the countries made a mad dash to close down their economies and threaten people to stay home or be harassed by the MAKS MOB, now comes word that the W.H.O. decides that maybe that wasn’t the best plan?
The World Health Organisation has backflipped on its original COVID-19 stance after calling for world leaders to stop locking down their countries and economies.
Dr. David Nabarro from the WHO appealed to world leaders yesterday, telling them to stop “using lockdowns as your primary control method” of the coronavirus.
He also claimed that the only thing lockdowns achieved was poverty – with no mention of the potential lives saved.
“Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer,” he said.
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr Nabarro told The Spectator.
“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganise, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
Now, I’m not a highly paid super duper influential medical genius like Dr. Faucci or the rest of you people who were just Pez dispensers for quotes from those fine folks like the good Dr. Tony. Yet, I do like to have lots of data in front of me and plod through it. You know, like a horse that plows through the stuff that comes out of its south end and lays in a field.
Right from the onset, it was assumed that this virus had been here since at least late October and definitely November and December of 2019. We didn’t have any rash incidents of people just keeling over dead and the country was never panicked. Once the media got the green light to hit the panic button THAN we have people that are going to work and dying minutes later. Which of course caused the reaction of people going and hoarding toilet paper.
Common sense tells you that if we have on an annual basis 60,000 to 120,000 people a year die from the flu which we have a vaccine than something that sure acts like the flu could have the same effect. The way to counter this is to do what the CDC originally suggested.
*Wash your hands more often you dirty heathens
*Don’t stand right on top of each other in public places. Give some breathing room.
*Don’t cough or sneeze openly but cover your mouth, preferably with a coat or a shirt.
The masks I’m sure offer assistance but as of now, we don’t truly know how much. The Pez Dispenser spewed number is a 70% reduction of catching the Corona. Yet they don’t explain why the 30% fail rate and this is just as important. Is it because of the quality of the mask and material or how long a mask should be worn? I’m willing to bet that is a big part but we just don’t want to do the hard work here of research. The easier route is just make it up as you go along and act really really smart about it.
We all know that panic sells but in this case, it closed the world economy, and as Dr. David Nabarro correctly pointed out it has caused bigger problems than the problem it was trying to solve. I don’t bring this up to gloat but to point out a very simple fact. We had better start doing a helluva lot more critical thinking than crazy emoting because the latter is going to get a whole lot of people killed. In fact, I think it has.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of people slowly coming to their senses and actually using their God-given intelligence to rationally think this and other things we face.
On the other hand, who am I kidding, we are just 22 days away from the election here so I know that is not possible.
Back to the PANIC bubble people and GET YOUR TOILET PAPER NOW.
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“Black Lives Matter Exposed” – tied to international Communism, Palestinian terrorists, founded by Lesbian Marxists Posted on October 8, 2020 by Catholicism Pure & Simple H/t to Fr. John Zuhlsdorf What is “Black Lives Matter”?
“Seek and You Will Find Truth and Facts Prevail” Evil Destroys Itself! by Lawrence Morra I read this blog and watched the video very early today, but had to get back to it now due to circumstances. Beautifully done presentation of what the crux of the matter is with regard to all of the trouble in our cities and societies at large. Now we know that the inner sanctum of the Church is violated also, which coincides with the horrible condition of the US government that to me looks like chaos and on the verge of collapsing if the corruption continues. We know that Hillary Clinton, Soros, Obama and many other highly influential players have provided a glide slope into hell for this Nation “Of the People By the People and For the People” like nothing that’s ever been witnessed in its entire history! I knew we were looking at a much bigger problem when the radial “Squad” appeared on the scene and were wielding political influence in our National Government via Congress and being propped up by our evil MSM Democrat Party Machine that are working against, “We the People,” which is allowing some of the most vile and destructive forces to gain a foothold in our Republic, with one goal in mind; to destroy America the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, these “United States as One Nation under “God” the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible!” This has all been work of the antichrist movement and implemented by means of the many minions running rampant on earth! As we look around in the world we can plainly see how the leftist agenda has defiled and desecrated so many wholesome chaste or normal values of everyday life that have been tried and tested over the ages; let alone Holy Scriptures and their sacred teachings from God Himself! I see before me a world of carnage and decadent sin; full of hate and evil atrocities toward what is good, stacking up to the clouds; perhaps now an amplified version of what Moses observed when he came back down to the people from Mount Zion (Sinai) with the Ten Commandments; as they worshiped the gilded or Golden Calf sinning like heathen banshees during the time Moses was away speaking with God! Exodus 24:16 “And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.” Isaiah 4:5 “Then the LORD will create over all of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud of smoke by day and a glowing flame of fire by night. For over all the glory there will be a canopy.”
I’ve been inspired to reblog this excellent article presented by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf via this wonderful blog site, Catholicism Pure & Simple! God bless and keep you. Amen. Brother in Christ Jesus, Lawrence Morra
“The Prelude to the Extinction of a Political Party”
President Trump announced something on Tuesday that could completely shake up the 2020 election – and expose the Democrats for committing “the single greatest political crime in American history.”
Trump said he has “fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents” related to the Russia investigation and the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
“I have fully authorized the total Declassification of any & all documents pertaining to the single greatest political CRIME in American History, the Russia Hoax. Likewise, the Hillary Clinton Email Scandal. No redactions!” The president tweeted Tuesday night.
He later followed it up with another tweet saying he “can’t believe these con men are not yet being PROSECUTED.”
The announcement by the president follows the declassification of documents by Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that revealed that former President Barrack Obama was briefed by then CIA Director John Brennan about a plan concocted by Hillary Clinton to tie Donald Trump to Russia as “a means of distracting the public from her use of a private email server” ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
“Today, at the direction of President Trump, I declassified additional documents relevant to ongoing Congressional oversight and investigative activities,” Ratcliffe said in a statement Tuesday.
The declassification of handwritten notes by Brennan taken after he briefed Obama was first reported, along with a CIA memo that revealed the Clinton scheme was referred to the FBI for potential investigative action.
A source familiar with the documents explained that Brennan’s handwritten notes were taken after briefing Obama on the matter.
“We’re getting additional insight into Russian activities from [REDACTED],” Brennan notes read. “CITE [summarizing] alleged approved by Hillary Clinton a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by the Russian security service,” Brennan’s notes read.
The notes state “on 28 of July.” In the margin, Brennan writes “POTUS,” but that section of the notes is redacted.
“Any evidence of collaboration between Trump campaign + Russia,” the notes read.
The remainder of the notes are redacted, except in the margins, which reads: “JC,” “Denis,” and “Susan,” likely referring to then-FBI Director James Comey, then-Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice.
Ratcliffe informed the committee last week that the Obama administration obtained Russian intelligence in July 2016 with allegations against Clinton, but cautioned that the intelligence community “does not know the accuracy of this allegation or the text to which the Russian intelligence analysis may reflect exaggeration or fabrication.”
According to Ratcliffe’s letter, the intelligence included the “alleged approval by Hillary Clinton on July 26, 2016, of a proposal from one of her foreign policy advisers to vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.”
Nick Merrill, Clinton’s spokesperson, called the allegations “baseless b———t” last week.
Ratcliffe, meanwhile, released a statement pushing back on attempts by Clinton’s team and the media to suggest that he was advancing “Russian disinformation.”
“To be clear, this is not Russian disinformation and has not been assessed as such by the Intelligence Community,” Ratcliffe said in his statement. “I’ll be briefing Congress on the sensitive sources and methods by which it was obtained in the coming days.”
According to Fox News, a source familiar with the documents said on Tuesday that allegation was “not disinformation,” or it wouldn’t have resulted in a direct briefing for then President Obama.
“This is not Russian disinformation. Even Brennan knew, or he wouldn’t be briefing the president of the United States on it,” the source said. “There is a high threshold to orally brief the president of the United States and he clearly felt this met that threshold.”
Another source familiar with the documents told Fox News that “this information has been sought by hundreds of congressional requests for legitimate oversight purposes and was withheld for political spite—and the belief that they’d never get caught.”
The source added that the Brennan notes are significant because it is “their own words, written and memorialized in real time.”
Former FBI Director Comey, sitting before a Senate Judiciary Committee played dumb last week when asked about the referral to investigate Clinton based on the information received.
Comey stated that it didn’t “ring any bells.”
“You don’t remember getting an investigatory lead from the intelligence community? Sept. 7, 2016, U.S. intelligence officials forwarded an investigative referral to James Comey and Strzok regarding Clinton’s approval of a plan [about] Trump…as a means of distraction?” Senator Lindsey Graham asked Comey.
“That doesn’t ring any bells with me,” Comey said.
The Democrats corruption is worse than we could imagine and the cover-ups implicate some of our most powerful government institutions.
Time appears to be up for the Democrats, however, as – thanks to President Trump – the information exposing their heinous acts will finally be revealed and the American people will see everything the evil left wing party has done over the past few years in an attempt to reverse the results of a 2016 presidential election which they never thought they would lose.
I’d like to add a link here to a blog I posted July 4th that specified my interest and belief albeit in a comical way, that the other shoe as they say was going to drop and that this sort of action was fast approaching! Thank God That He isn’t only hearing our prayers but is answering them to bring justice to all the guilty traitors before they get the opportunity to destroy America! Amen.
“Make No Mistake About It”
I just mentioned this situation to a family member the other day and this truth you point out here is to me like the old adage, “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” as final confirmation that the Pope who isn’t really a true Pope is derelict and completely out of control; now blaspheming God Almighty. The same Pope that just months ago said “Never try to convert non-believers!” Yet this false Pope makes an example of washing the feet of Muslims! “Make no mistake about it CCP serves Satan and the antichrist,” with now Francis being in bed with that brutal communist regime, is a surefire sign of the times along with being a precursor of Pope Francis’s standing out as the false prophet empowering the diabolical movement of ushering in the antichrist along with Islam the non-religion political man-made ideology for conquest of mankind, propelled by Satan initially via Muhammad which culminated in 632 A.D. just before his death with his supposed final talk with god who told him Islam is the only acceptable religion to God, and that all others who worship outside of Islam must convert or be put to death; which began the all-out war against Christendom! This is all now in unison, fitting to a “T” with the CCP objective of global dominance totalitarian control.
These are not strange bedfellows but are in fact like-minded agents of the same agenda and inspired by the same source of diabolical evil on earth. The facts and truth are plain to see in this evolving heretical disaster the likes of which has never been witnessed on earth, but, was prophesied in the Holy Scriptures, and, indeed the Book of Revelations which clearly describes this very time we are in now as being the Latter Days just before Christ’s Second Coming. Some might say I could be wrong, but, the facts and truth are self-evident now, and, there was never a time in man’s history where the type of technology needed was yet available to implement the diabolical forces of hell, to set up a totalitarian counterfeit One World Order Kingdom on earth until now, which is precisely what Prophecy tells us would be needed for the antichrist to make his appearance to mankind and claim that he is god.
This is a time were wanton lust; for money, power, sex, and materialism run rampant throughout the planet while intolerance and hatred increase exponentially along with sheer madness or stupidity. I was also talking with a family member about how not so many decades ago in general there were more people living with a kinder or gentler mindset toward each other, and, how most people we knew or met wouldn’t think of hurting or damaging another person’s life and reputation, especially for selfish material gain; behavior that decent human beings no doubt would certainty want to avoid such controversy and shameful attacks like the plague; but now a person will join with others conspiring to destroy an innocent person if given the opportunity, almost like a blood sport if there is money, political favor and attention to be had, and even doing such a thing just to spite another person because of sheer jealousy or contempt; in a law suit crazy culture. I see how the human race of course has always had some of this underlying sickness and horror, but, never to the levels or fever pitch it’s reaching now with the advent of global digital communication and mass media manipulation, by some of the most nefarious evil minded humans on earth, in league with people like George Soros, Xi Jinping or Bill Gates to name a few, who are without any doubt direct agents of hell; which is where they get their marching orders from.
I’ll stop here, but, could go on probably too long; and I’ll only say in closing I hope more of you who are aware will remain vigilant in our earthy battle to the end, along with passing your own insights along to others as you carry on in the name of Jesus Christ; always seeking to do “the will of our Father” in heaven. I’m leaving a slew of links to previously published blog postings in hope that contained in perhaps at least one; there will be a spark of inspiration for anyone who needs it to remain faithful while doing his or her best in seeking truth in order to do God’s will. God bless you. Amen.
At a time when much of the rest of the world is starting to wake up to the repression, mendacity, and dangers of the Chinese Communist Party regime, the Vatican is getting even deeper in bed with it. And at a time when that regime is intensifying repression of religion—including Catholics—in China, Pope Francis is renewing an accord with Beijing that has yielded no benefits yet save for President Xi Jinping and only disunity and suffering for the Catholic Church.
Two years ago, the Vatican signed a provisional agreement with Beijing, valid for two years. It had been a long time coming, and I and others tried to warn of the dangers before the deal was done. When it was announced, I expressed concerns—but also tried to give a pope whom I admire the benefit of the doubt.
Here is what I had said back on March 10th regarding the developing global plan of totalitarianism.
This COVID-19 is less of a problem than the common influenza viruses or others that wreak havoc on populations every year, but, this is all a dress rehearsal of what is to come as the noose will be tightened around all of our necks moving forward. Strategies are being developed and implemented to bring us all to our knees as servants to the all-powerful and knowing State.(Antichrist) To me all of the pandemic aspects from its initiation through all the many mandates and dire consequences that have resulted has been a targeted plan to usher in totalitarian control upon global populations by a nefarious group of NWO strategists, all of which are Marxist to the core!
Jeremiah 17:5-13 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 Thus says the Lord:
“Cursed is the man who trusts in man
and makes flesh his strength,[a]
whose heart turns away from the Lord.
6 He is like a shrub in the desert,
and shall not see any good come.
He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness,
in an uninhabited salt land.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
8 He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
9 The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately sick;
who can understand it?
10 “I the Lord search the heart
and test the mind,[b]
to give every man according to his ways,
according to the fruit of his deeds.”
Professor Jihad Bishara, director of the Infectious Disease Unit at Petah Tikva’s Beilinson Hospital, has stated that this Wuhan Virus or COVID-19 is not as bad as the common flu which is much more highly adaptable and intelligent than this current one that has the world going into lockdown mode, which is way over the top as a preventative measure. Remember, the Dems live and act like heathen self-serving godless people so with hardly any conscience to speak of they have no qualms with generating panic or hysteria if it will enhance their own bottom line which is always a corrupted one! People who become pathological liars do so because they have told so many lies they must continue to lie in order to cover the fact of their previous lies and not be found out.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!” (Sir Walter Scott, 1808).
“People can die from the coronavirus just like people die every year from the flu and other respiratory illnesses but that doesn’t mean everyone who gets it will die. As a matter of fact, most people will recover and move on with their lives just fine.”
“The mass panic and shutting down of society is truly way over done. It boggles the mind.” Jihad Bishara
Yet another highly renowned expert Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi with a proven track record over many decades said it well too. The virus expert who is one of the most cited research scientists in German history asserts that self-isolating the whole population is “grotesque, absurd and very dangerous”.
“All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide caused by fear.”
“This is the incredible tragedy, because all these adopted measures are actually senseless and meaningless.”
“The life expectancy of millions is now being shortened because of this. The horrifying impact on world economy threatens the existence of countless people.”
“The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients who are in need are reduced, operations cancelled, medical practices empty, hospital personnel dwindling. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society.”
“Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.”
The Globalist agenda is what these men are referring to along with the activated mob or street terrorists now impaling our nation or attempting to dismantle it bit by bit! We can make no mistake about it; this is all Marxist in nature and intent; solely atheist and diabolical!
These activated mobs hell-bent and out of control fools don’t give an ounce of truthful thinking to what they are saying or doing and obviously don’t consider the facts. If the free world followed their prescription for some dreamed Utopia as for example; back during WWII it all would have gone to the devils and most of Europe would have been living under the mad man Hitler as their Führer! And the communist regimes in South East Asia fueled by “the world’s largest communist powers, the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China, both lent material and support to North Vietnam. In doing so, they hoped to consolidate and expand communism in the Asian hemisphere, bog the United States down in a long, expensive conflict abroad and thus gain an advantage in the Cold War.” Leading to nuclear weapons proliferation and supremacy then world dominance as the master evil plan!
But now these maligned individuals would rather have had people ruled under the Marxist leader Pol Pot,” the Khmer Rouge tried to take Cambodia back to the Middle Ages, forcing millions of people from the cities to work on communal farms in the countryside.” Under his brutal regime the bodies stacked up to the tops of trees!!! Under that monster and the many others like him fueled by the communists of the USSR and China he crushed the people and freedom was nonexistent; only total control and death prevailed!
Pol Pot led one of the most brutal regimes that have ever existed in the human history. “He killed over a quarter the total of Cambodian’s population. If Vietnam had not helped us to overthrow Pol Pot, then many things could happen to Cambodia”.
So now we see these free Americas bashing the United States, which saved many a nation from monsters like Hitler and the SS who had France and Italy in its clutches during WWII, and no US Military ever did what the communists and Nazis did slaughtering their own people or who they deemed undesirables by the millions like Josef Stalin did in Russia and Pol Pot in Cambodia!
People like the brutal Chinese Commie leader Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot would have played right into the game plan for an entire Asian Continent to be ruled by brutal atheist Communism!
The Washington political arena is no better with so many of its wealthy swamp creatures having their way for decades!Biden has been the epitome of the crooked, career liar politician his whole adult life, what we call in these parts a real greaser and dirt bag snake, that has all the wealth he possesses from back door deals and nefarious Burisma or other such kickback money laundering deals where he used his elected office to enrich himself and family members. Then he says he has no problem with same sex marriage or full and late term abortion but calls himself a Catholic! The man is a walking lie and minion of evil or the most corrupt of politicians showing no moral integrity! He goes around kissing his granddaughter like some sex fiend on her lips and sticks his nose in the hair of multiple women over the years right in public, in front of the world like he couldn’t care less what anyone thinks! The man has no conscience; and I have many photos of Biden losing his cool and blowing a head gasket in public screaming at people with veins popping out of his temples or neck demonstrating that he is over the top bonkers; and yet these progressives and the Dem party think he is cool for being a POTUS! Biden was VP for eight long, dark, miserable destructive years! And on the opposite side, Trump a Christian has a man raised a genuine real Catholic VP of moral integrity with sound character Michael Pence. Trump has a beautiful family none of which are lazy dirty dealing snakes like Hunter Biden a chip off the old block.
Criminal traitor terrorists are running rampant trying to destroy the order and decent society we’ve built over the centuries to be replaced by communism. If that happens then the real suffering will begin and those that enabled its creation will then find out how they are so expendable and not going to shout, riot or make any overtures ever again; if they don’t want to be slaughtered!
We now have American universities that rather than being institutions of high esteem and higher learning they have morphed into leftist guerilla indoctrination training camps where young minds are warped, poisoned and led astray to madness and destruction; and one only need examine the likes of an AOC to see what fruit all of this so called progressive thinking will bear within the younger generations and societies at large! What follows is part of a fine article I want to share by the conservative journal.
“This fall at Washington and Lee University (removal of Lee pending), students will learn reading writing, arithmetic — and “How to Overthrow the State.” As antifa riots continue in Portland for almost 100 nights, students at the Virginia university named after George Washington and Robert E. Lee* will study Marxist revolutions in the Global South complete with role-play regime change.”
“Students engage these texts by participating in a variety of writing exercises, such as producing a Manifesto, drafting a white paper that critically analyzes a particular issue, and writing a persuasive essay on rewriting history and confronting memory.”
*Washington and Lee University faculty voted overwhelmingly in favor of striking Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s name from the university’s name, but only a majority of the institution’s trustees has the power to actually change the name, and the trustees have not voted on it, yet. One faculty member, an associate professor of law, Brandon Hasbrouck, suggested that the university should also consider removing Washington’s name.
Conservatives are not exactly thrilled…
Conservatives, who are already rightly worried about academia undermining American patriotism and teaching Marxism, naturally condemned the Washington and Lee course.
“Washington and Lee University’s course on ‘how to overthrow the state’ is one further sign of the insanity taking over higher education,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted. “The alumni should rise up and show how to overthrow a crazy college administration.”
“This is disgraceful,” Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk told Breitbart News. “We must stop brushing aside these egregious examples of campus craziness as isolated incidents.”
“The lessons of the past few months prove that these ideas don’t stay on campus, they spill out onto the streets,” Kirk warned. “This is a prime example of the intellectual rot that has infected the academy in America. The Trump administration should investigate and determine if this is the type of scholarship federal funds should be used to subsidize.”
The next generation of 1619 Project
Washington and Lee students will take a crack at “rewriting history,” just like The New York Times‘ “1619 Project.” That effort in Marxist critical theory preaches that various aspects of American society, such as capitalism, are oppressive and racist. Indeed, the Smithsonian briefly taught that even things like science, the nuclear family, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and politeness itself are oppressive aspects of a “whiteness” culture.
Portland activist Lilith Sinclair showed how Marxist critical theory pushes aimless revolution. “There’s still a lot of work to undo the harm of colonized thought that has been pushed onto Black and indigenous communities,” she said. As examples of “colonized thought,” she mentioned Christianity and the “gender binary.” She said she organizes for “the abolition of … the “United States as we know it.”
When vandals toppled a statue of George Washington in Portland, they spray-painted “1619” on the statue. When Claremont’s Charles Kesler wrote in The New York Post “Call them the 1619 riots,” 1619 Project Founder Nikole Hannah-Jones responded (in a since-deleted tweet) that “it would be an honor” to claim responsibility for the destructive riots. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called for the “dismantling” of America’s “economy and political system,” in order to root out supposed racist oppression.
Left-leaning journalists and Democrats have insisted, over and over again, that the riots are “mostly peaceful protests.” Yet the riots have destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments. At least 22 Americans have died in the riots, most of them black. conservativesjournal
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CP&S comment – We highly recommend the reading of this article from CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT. It should act as a real eye-opener for any Catholic who might be harbouring positive ideas about Karl Marx and his social doctrine.
“Author Paul Kengor’s presentation of Karl Marx as the total slime and deep racist that he was [is sonething that] amused me, given BLM’s attachment to Marxism!” (Father Z)
“Those who say that Karl Marx,” states Dr. Paul Kengor, author of The Devil and Karl Marx, “was somehow doing Christian social justice or some such nonsense make fools of themselves.”
In 1999, Harvard University Press published The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, revealing a “tragedy of planetary dimensions.” It documented the untold atrocities of communism and all the people whose lives and livelihood were crushed by the dictatorship of the proletariat from Stalin’s gulag, to the Chinese Cultural Revolution, to the dictatorships of the proletariat established all over Eastern-Central Europe. Any serious reader of The Black Book of Communism would never buy into the evil of communism: the oppression, the culture of death, and the class struggle the system generated. One would expect that “the door to Utopia” of socialism and communism would have effectively closed for good.
But this did not happen: the idea of the socialist and communist utopia has made a comeback. In a recent book entitled The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration, Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College and senior director and chief academic fellow at the college’s Institute for Faith and Freedom, provides a sophisticated and well-documented analysis of communism by going to the source: Karl Marx. Dr. Kengor recently corresponded about his book and the demonic forces at work in the life and thought of Marx.
CWR: According to a 2020 Gallup poll, 45% of Americans say they would vote for a socialist for president. This is a considerable number and socialist views have been making a steady comeback after the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989. Did the comeback of socialism urge you to publish the book?
Paul Kengor: It has prompted me to write many books on the subject, and countless articles. This is a pattern I’ve watched develop for 30 years, following the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
For about 20 years I’ve traveled around the country giving talks on campuses with titles like, “Why Communism Is Bad,” sponsored by the likes of the wonderful Young America’s Foundation. I’ve watched and warned that the post-Cold War generation was not learning the lessons of the Cold War and of the destruction of communism and socialism and this latest twaddle that bills itself as “democratic socialism.” I’ve observed the numbers climb yearly in support of these ridiculous philosophies, and I’ve pleaded with people (especially parents, and particularly Catholic-Christian parents) not to send their kids to these awful secular universities. They didn’t listen. Now, we have an entire generation of young people born after the Berlin Wall (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was literally an infant when the Berlin Wall fell) who have been completely miseducated about the horrors of Marxism and socialism.
They’ve learned little to nothing about how bad Marxism and Marx were. And now we’re paying the price.
CWR: There are philosophers (Umberto Galimberti, for example) who still maintain that Marx was a great Christian because for him the past was social injustice, the present made the contradictions of capitalism explode, and justice will be established only in the future. Is this the case, according to your findings?
Paul Kengor: Those who make that claim exhibit profound ignorance. Frankly, it is shocking, truly hard to believe. It is flatly and factually incorrect and utterly and wholly indefensible. Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Bukharin, and the founders of the American Communist Party would disagree with them. And obviously, the Roman Catholic Church would disagree with them. If they’d like, they can grab a highlighter and start highlighting passage after passage and quote after quote in my book underlining examples.
“Communism begins where atheism begins,” said Karl Marx. Of Christianity, Marx added: “The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility. The social principles of Christianity are hypocritical…. So much for the social principles of Christianity.”
The Roman Catholic Church condemned communism as a “satanic scourge” conceived by “the sons of darkness.” Of socialism, in 1931 Pope Pius XI issued his seminal Quadragesimo Anno, where he stated: “Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.”
Even Dorothy Day’s The Catholic Worker insisted: “no true Catholic can be a member of the Communist Party.”
I could go on and on. Those who say that Karl Marx was somehow doing Christian social justice or some such nonsense make fools of themselves.
One of the worst articles I’ve ever seen in the Catholic press was a piece published by the Jesuit America Magazine in the summer of 2019, titled “The Catholic Case for Communism.” I was aghast. Marx and Engels and Lenin would have been aghast as well.
CWR: Why do you think we hear so little about the atrocities of communism?
Paul Kengor: Very simple: Because the political left, which dominates education and especially our universities, does not focus on it. It’s not that typical liberal professors are pro-communist, but, as the late Richard Pipes liked to note, they are anti-anti-communist. They would prefer to condemn anti-communists rather than condemn pro-communists. Communism just doesn’t register very loudly on their outrage meter.
They will scream until they’re blue in the face about gender theory, queer theory, critical theory, “intersectionality,” you name it. But they simply don’t get worked up about the crimes of communism. Besides, in their view, the communists had many “good” intentions.
CWR: For Marx and Marxists, nothing matters but the material world as revealed in the present. Religion is to be eradicated, because it debilitates and opiates the proletariat. Why was Marx so against religion?
Paul Kengor: Marx understood that to initiate the revolution, the Judeo-Christian foundation needed to be razed. The house needed to be burnt to the ground.
In their really important work, The German Ideology, Marx and Engels said that in order to achieve “the success of the cause … it is necessary that man himself should suffer a massive change.” This change must come through “a revolution,” a process of “overthrowing” the old “filthy yoke.” His “generation,” like the Jews whom Moses led out of the wilderness, must “conquer a new world” and “must also perish in order to make room for the people who are fit for a new world.”
But to get there, they had to take down the Judeo-Christian foundation: not just Christianity, but Judaism. “The Israelite faith is repulsive to me,” said Marx. It’s quite telling that in his essay declaring religion “the opium of the people,” Marx said that “the criticism of religion is the beginning of all criticism.” Marx had a favorite quote from Goethe’s Faust: “Everything that exists deserves to perish.” In a letter to Arnold Ruge he called for the “ruthless criticism of all that exists.”
Beyond ruthless criticism, there was ruthless abolition. The word “abolition” is omnipresent throughout Marx’s writings. As his biographer Robert Payne noted, the word almost seems to jump off every page of the Manifesto.
Marx wanted to burn down the house.
CWR: There is an even darker side of Marx: he was obsessed with the demonic, as expressed in his early poetry. Some scholars have suggested that Marx was possessed by demons. The man who wrote about the specter of communism that was haunting Europe wrote about the specters and monsters haunting him. Can you explain why the demonic side of Marx has been kept secret?
Paul Kengor: I deal with that very carefully, and why Marx’s hagiographers have studiously avoided it. I do not hazard to assess whether Marx was, say, possessed, though others have. “There were times when Marx seemed to be possessed by demons,” recorded Robert Payne in his seminal 1968 biography of Marx—probably the best and most insightful biography of Marx. Payne, a man of arts and literature, not a right-winger, and a respected academic not expected to level such a shocking charge lightly, asserted of Marx: “He had the devil’s view of the world, and the devil’s malignity. Sometimes he seemed to know that he was accomplishing works of evil.” Read my book and you’ll get an exhaustive walk through all of that ugliness. It isn’t pretty.
CWR: The situation in Marx’s household was desperate, to say the least. His wife wished that she and her children were safely in their graves, as their lives on earth were hell. Why? Marx’s sexual relationship with the nursemaid, whom he exploited ruthlessly and never paid for her services, included fulfilling his sexual appetite when his wife was ill. This nursemaid was Marx’s contact with the working class, providing free labor and free sex. Was Marx showcasing what socialism had in store for the working class?
Paul Kengor: I believe so. Karl had a sexual relationship with the young nursemaid, Helene Demuth, known as “Lenchen.” Actually, it isn’t quite right to say that Lenchen worked for the Marx family, given that she toiled without pay, almost as Karl’s chattel. The champion of the proletariat never paid Lenchen a penny.
Karl, who refused to bathe, groom, and suffered from boils all over his body (including his penis), bedded Lenchen behind his wife Jenny’s back. Some biographers have pondered whether this was consensual. Either way, in June 1851, Lenchen gave birth. Marx, being the kind of man he was, never acknowledged the little boy, nor paid a penny of child support. He left all of that to Engels, his chief sap, subsidizer, and sugar-daddy.
Karl’s long-suffering wife was crushed. He already put the poor woman through hell via his refusal to work.
CWR: Marx denied his daughters an education and careers. He looked down upon women. The situation in Marx’s household was so toxic that two of his daughters committed suicide. Was Marx showcasing what socialism had in store for women?
Paul Kengor: I find this so ironic. And feminist Marxists totally ignore it. He lamented to Engels: “My wife, alas, delivered a girl and not a boy.” He later lamented to one of his daughters, who likewise gave birth to a girl: “I congratulate you on the happy delivery…. I prefer the ‘male’ sex among children who will be born at this turning point in history.”
Marx’s daughters lived lives of hopelessness and despair. In fact, four of Marx’s six children died before he did. Marx’s two surviving daughters committed suicide in joint suicide pacts with their husbands. Imagine that. Oh, and Marx wrote about suicide pacts in his devilish poetry.
CWR: Marx is considered to be a racist and anti-Semite. His ugly statements against blacks and Jews are notorious. He denigrated his son-in-law, Paul Lafargue, of Cuban origin, as “Negrillo” and called him a “Gorilla.” Why did Marx despise blacks and Jews when, in fact, he and his family were of Jewish origin converted to Christianity? Why the self-hate?
Paul Kengor: Here’s a quick pop quiz for you: Who said this? “This union of Jew and German on a Negro base was bound to produce an extraordinary hybrid.” Or this: “[He] has the blemish customarily found in the negro tribe—no sense of shame, by which I mean shame about making a fool of oneself.” Answer: No, not the grand wizard of the KKK, but Karl Marx. He was wickedly racist.
Another pop quiz. Who said this? “The emancipation of the Jews, in the final analysis, is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.” No, not Hitler. Karl Marx.
In his seminal edited volume on Karl Marx and religion, Saul Padover said that Marx represented “what the Germans call Selbsthass(self-hate), a trait which Karl Marx displayed throughout his whole life.”
I recently wrote an article asking why our wondrous progressives in the cancel culture haven’t canceled Karl Marx. He was a bigot, a racist, an anti-Semite, and a sexist. Why does Marx get a pass? Answer: because the left likes him.
CWR: Why was the Roman Catholic Church so vehemently against communism, opposing this lethal ideology, even before the publication of the Communist Manifesto in 1848? How did communist ideology infiltrate into Roman Catholic seminaries?
Paul Kengor: This is a major part of the book, and perhaps one of the most halting sections of the book for churchgoing Christians. Part 4 is called “Infiltration and Manipulation.” It includes six chapters on the very deliberate and cynical infiltration of churches by communists in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. Communists had striking success with the penetration of the mainline Protestant denominations, particularly the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, and what became Presbyterian Church USA.
Emboldened by those successes, communists then went after the Roman Catholic Church in the 1930s, specifically via Communist Party USA’s so-called “outstretched hand” effort. I publish a 1937 secret memo from Communist Party USA (it was held in the Soviet Comintern Archives on CPUSA) in which the comrades in New York City salivated like Pavlov’s dogs over the numbers before them: 18 million Catholics in America, and 80,000 simply between New York’s 110thStreet and 59th Street. At the height of its membership, the Party never had more than (at best) 100,000 members. American communists figured that if they could pick up even one percent of American Catholics, they would explode their membership rolls and could dramatically undermine parishes from within.
Most troubling, there was an attempt to infiltrate Catholic seminaries. This has been reported over the years (very sloppily so) regarding the organizing efforts of ex-communist and Catholic convert Bella Dodd, who, it has been claimed, attempted to place “over a thousand communist men” in Catholic seminaries. I walk through those claims very carefully. Did she really say that? How might that have been accomplished? Was she capable? Was that even feasible? And, if so, what has been the impact?
Alas, for those answers, you’ll have to get the book!