Your intrepid editor at the keyboard… oops! It’s a cat! It’s not one of ours (we have three of the little furballs)… actually, the snap is off one of my fave Russian sites… remember how John Dresko called all of us “keyboard commentators” with a sneering dismissal when he was in Syosset? Does it surprise you to find out that Benjamin Peterson is giving him asylum in the West? I didn’t think so...
Take a look at this, kids! Wow, I’ve heard of stale news, but this is positively mummified. Wow! That’s FOUR MONTHS OLD, friends and neighbours. I can attest to you that the only reference to this was one official blurb on the official MP website. THAT’S ALL IT HAD, FOLKS. It did NOT occur in the press release sent out to the secular press by Vladimir Legoida, so none of the Russian agencies publicised this at all. A friend informs me that Vlad Legoida makes up the releases in advance for the general press. In other words, Behr was a last-minute addition by the Boy Blunder, no doubt, and there was no time to modify the press releases (or, there is a bureaucratic dispute going on between Legoida and the ambitious Boy Blunder… very probable). All of the usual reliable secular sources mentioned President Dmitri Medvedev, Patriarch Karekin Nersessian, and film-maker Emir Kusturica… there was no mention of the jumped-up fraud from Yonkers (he’s rather too much like his father Nicolas Behr for my taste, frankly).
This means that SVS is recycling old news. Old news is like old fish… it smells to high heaven! Ya gotta hand it to ‘em… they’ve got chutzpah… tons of it. However, if all they can release is this sorry rehash, it means that they’re on the downward slope. Keep on withholding… it’s working. You can’t blame the local journalists… they’re ignorant in an innocent way, and John Behr looks legit… they don’t know real Orthodoxy, you’ve got to cut them some slack. If they met the real deal like Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov, Fr Vsevolod Chaplin, or Professor Natalia Narochnitskaya, they’d sing another tune… and be pissed at the Yonkers poseurs for leading them on! I’d pour ‘em all a good stiff shot and say, “Crazy world, ain’t it?” I think that we’d all have a healthy and cleansing laugh together…
5 April 2010
Can you believe that this showed up again in my Yahoo alerts again today (Tuesday 6 April)? That tells me whenever the terms “Russian Orthodox” or “Orthodox Church in America” show up in an on-line article. It gives the impression that this happened recently. I’ll say it bluntly… Behr, Hatfield, JP… the whole lot of them are liars. This proves it for even the slow learners. Click on the above link… you’ll see that no date is given. I’ll also report that the MP official report (the only one that mentioned the jumped-up frauds from SVS, by the way) stated that there was a private audience given by His Holiness before the service to the main awardees… and the spurious poseurs from Yonkers were excluded. I know that it takes all kinds… but these jerks believe that you are boobs. Don’t send ‘em ANY dinero… let them rot on the vine “for the good of the Church”. Delicious irony, isn’t it?