Just sweep it under the rug… NOBODY will notice… would I tell a lie?
It’s utter GIGO from stem to stern… NOTHING is laid out in detail. No specifics are given and the entire document is vague in the extreme. For instance, if there’s an episcopal candidate appearing before the MP Holy Synod, he’s named! Apparently, the OCA interviewed two clerics, but who they were wasn’t an important detail to be spelled out specifically… at least, not for us unwashed laity. The only thing that came out of this opaque and uninformative document is that Mel Pleska is still the acting Chancellor. As far the MC is concerned, it “strongly recommended” that Gregory Jensen get the boot. I advise none of them to hold their breath waiting for El Gordo to can Jensen. Fester and Velencia are still in good odour… no news of discipline for these jerks in either document. Iggy gets to stay as Dean of Upstate NY and Bobby keeps his salaried position in Florida. JP refuses to cut his ties with the questionable “monastic” group he brought to DC… at least, nothing is laid out publicly in the above documents. Besides this, the Holy Synod didn’t at least censure JP for his erratic actions. By their silence, they acquiesced in them.
In short… NOTHING has changed. The Holy Synod had the responsibility to kick out Jonas Paffhausen and Benjamin Peterson in disgrace for concelebrating with Isidore Brittain, a suspended clergyman (don’t forget, Herman Swaiko wanted to can BP after the Nevada drink-driving arrest, but the Holy Synod punked out then, too). They chickened out and refused to do their duty. Frankly, the people who’re pumping up Mel Pleska should shut up. He’s going along with El Gordo on everything, and he won’t take an open and public stand against him. Sadly, I must agree with a correspondent of mine, who says that the upper reaches of the OCA is an unrepentant and open fagorama propped up by corrupt apparatchiki for their own purposes. The Holy Synod is afraid of clerical homosexuals… why? Mel Pleska is reportedly livid at this irregular situation… but as he remains silent publicly, he enables the poofters and grafters. You can only delay the inevitable so long… and the longer you wait, the more painful that it becomes. If nothing is done in the end, the OCA will die as an institution. It’s already dead from the neck up since the demise of ADS in the ‘80s.
Watch for Stokoe to crow on his site tomorrow. Bear this in mind… Jensen was NOT removed. Let me repeat that, JENSEN WAS NOT REMOVED. A RECOMMENDATION was made, that’s all. Otherwise, the MC and HS both played faithful lapdogs to JP & Co in the public documents. I care nothing about what passed in private… publicly, they stood behind him. That is, Stokoe (and the rest of the MC) did nothing… after all, his goal is to get a sinecure in the Chancery again, and he’s not going to let anything get in the way of THAT.
A veritable mouse of a document… God do help us… if nothing’s done, the OCA will crash, and thousands will pay the cost. I want to leave you with a thought from a Greek journalist (he was speaking of Greek politics, but it applies here):
Now, as it’s time to settle the bill, the middle and working classes will pay dearly for what little role they played in the party, or at least for their tolerance of this kleptocratic model of development, which is now crumbling. Unlike the big fish, the little fish have no way out. In one sense, the political process as a whole is getting back at us because we stopped being real citizens. We shunned our responsibility toward the greater community. We degenerated into voter-clients for political parties, or, we smugly locked ourselves into our own microcosms. Consequently, we allowed our fate to be determined by usually pathetic and occasionally sleazy politicos, some of whom have the nerve to wag their finger at society today.
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We smugly locked ourselves into our own microcosms. Consequently, we allowed our fate to be determined by usually pathetic and occasionally sleazy politicos, some of whom have the nerve to wag their finger at society today.
If that isn’t an apt description of the OCA, I don’t know what it is. I’m only one person, but I’m not going to give up until I’m dead or thrown out bodily. We can’t let them have their way… we mustn’t be craven… I KNOW that I’m NOT alone.
Friday 6 May 2011