THAT’S Love BT to a tee… don’t confuse him with the facts! After all, Bishop Boris Geeza moved to So Cal and became the centre of the opposition to BT’s tyranny. Don’t forget, Nikolai Soraich and Michel Reagan were willing accomplices of BT and did his bidding uncritically (they were BT’s Stepin Fetchits… like Stokoe to Lyonyo).
I left all of Love BT’s original incoherent structure, rambling ideas, and oddball usage intact. To say the least, it’s illiterate and it speaks volumes about the OCA/SVS apparat that made him a bishop… by the way, the condescending reference to “Geeza” below is a swiping blow at Bishop Boris Geeza, BT’s nemesis, and BT’s superior in every way. BT’s a snivelling coward and a blustering bully in comparison to the late Vladyki Boris (who had about as much tolerance as Vladyki Kyprian did for obfustacation and general bullshit). This is one of those things that you hold your nose and read… perhaps, BT posted this on Monomakhos because Indiana or the Forum turned it down… now, THAT would be a GOOD sign…
No idea either. What is it that “Carpatho-Rusyns” are DOING as such that needs supportiveness? And I never know what to do with these various ethnic tags upon which so many seem to pride themselves. “Rusyn” must be a linguistic variation on “Russki”, a denizen of “Rus”, no? And when Carpathian comes into the picture, this must pertain to the mountain range of that name, but there are subdivisions there, too: “Sub-Carpathian”, “Beyond Carpathian”, and “Just Carpathian”. “Ruthenian” is a favourite of the Unionists and it is an Englishing of the Latin word for Russia: Rutheniensis. Now another proud group denies that any of the above listed ethnic labels are anything but deliberate attempts to avoid confession of their REAL identity: Ukrainian. I’m sorry I couldn’t go into Halychsky and Hutzul and Lemkovshina and so on, but these are obviously to be considered nothing less than nationalities, like Russian, Chinese, Persian, etc., and must not be confused with Russian or Ukrainian, which would be belittling. They were once known, in the darkest of dark ages, all of them, as Little Russians. “Great Russians” were like the Greeks of Sicily and South Italy who lived in Great Greece “Magna Graecia” compared to the Hellenes in (Little) Greece, or Hellas. I forgot to mention “Ugro-Carpatho-Rusyn!” Those would be, for example, those named Geeza or Gyza, etc. after the great figure of Hungarian history and myth “Giza”.) And I forgot another Nation: the Bukovinian Nation. There’s also a Moldavian one. One needs to know if one was born in Lemberg or L’wiw or L’vov: in Chishinau or Kishinev, in Sibiu or Hermanstadt and so on. I note that Fr John Jillions is associated with the “Sheptitsky Institute in Canada”. That too commemorates the greatest Ukrainian Roman Catholic (Uniate) prelate of all time, Andrew Sheptitsky, Archbishop of L’wiw, an indication that the formidable “Ecumenical” Outreach of the OCA just goes from mountain top to mountain top. There was a time when all the OCA Departments either had an “Episcopal Moderator” or were headed by a bishop. External and Ecumenical Affairs was always headed by Archbishop Peter. Fr Leonid never reported anything that was not approved by His Eminence, although His Eminence allowed Fr Leonid to attend Holy Synod meetings to read the official department report. Now, there is no such “overseer”, or even “middleman”. I always thought it a calumny when people accused SVS of being snobby Great Russians who resented the “upstart” and (yes, believe it or not!) “fraudulent” STS, which was “all Carps and Galicians who hate real Russians”. It’s as bad as what Greeks say when someone says they aren’t Greek, but Macedonian. Fightin’ Words, as we ethnic Americans might say. (I’m ducking.)
Barmy, isn’t he? When BT championed the papal calendar at the Los Angeles cathedral and successfully cajoled the “Great Russians” to acquiesce, much to his chagrin, the American-born po-nashemu faction in the parish mounted the most vehement opposition. You see, Fathausen, BT, BP, et al held (and always shall hold) the po-nashemu people in haughty disdain… yet, they all cash their paycheques and avail themselves of benefits, pensions, housing, etc, funded largely by hard-earned po-nashemu dollars. BT seems to hate po-nashemu people… it seems that he blames them for all his troubles…
In other matters, a friend wrote me:
The Portal-Credo piece is utter BS from stem to stern… the CIA doesn’t care one iota whether Fathausen stays or goes. Really, the OCA is so insignificant and marginalised in World Orthodoxy that it doesn’t really factor into the equation at Langley or Foggy Bottom. They have much bigger fish to fry and use other avenues and means to interfere in Orthodox Church affairs in the former Soviet space…
Absolutely so… but it does show you how desperate Lyonyo, Jillions, and Berzansky fils are (the Portal-Credo piece had their fingerprints all over it). They’re desperate because their man JP is going down for the count. Whispers have reached me that there are some who want to resolve matters BEFORE the Sobor even begins. Good luck to ‘em, I say… Fathausen has an uncanny ability to crawl out from any accusation. In the end, they’re going to have to resort to having Wally the Mexican and his Grinning Banditos shoot him (figuratively) at dawn, drive a silver dagger into his heart, and bury him at the crossroads… you see, El Gordo’s tactic is deny, deny, deny. JP tells each audience what they want to hear. When you confront him with his conflicting statements, his usual first response is, “I never said it”. When you present him with evidence that he did in fact say it, he counters with, “They misunderstood what I said”. Such a sort will NEVER resign voluntarily.
We have a situation like that at the time of Tsar Pavel Petrovich. It’s “1801″… who’ll be Benigsen… who’ll put the curtain (figuratively) around Fathausen’s throat? Prepare to be surprised… palace coups are never neat and never go according to Hoyle.
19 October 2011