Here’s the original low-res image on oca.org… it proves that El Gordo and Jillions were far from the head table. Pathetic, isn’t it? THIS IS THE BEST THAT THEY CAN DO? They expect you to PAY for this!
Read this. Well, well, well… I thought that Fathausen was undergoing “evaluation” at a DC Shrink Tank run by the RCs. Surprise! He’s done EXACTLY what he did after Santa Fe, kids. However, do note that oca.org didn’t post ANYTHING about his upcoming Dixie Fry in Texas (or about the results of his “evaluation” either). One wonders why.
As for Lil’ Mizz Ginny and her incompetence, normal journalistic practise is to post news of a public event six weeks in advance on the main official site in a conspicuous location to ensure maximal participation. Then, four weeks prior to the event, one posts a reminder to get reservations in before the deadline. After that, weekly reminders one posts teasers on the third, second, and first weeks before the event. Finally, in the final week, you post snippets about the upcoming speakers and what they intend to speak about, with the appropriate links. All of this proves that Ginny Nieuwsma never set foot in a journalism class… she’s just a fatuous poseur, she’s on staff because she posts what’s handed to her, nothing more. What can you think of a group that refuses to publicise the upcoming events of its “First Hierarch” (and I use the term quite loosely, kids)? Trust me, His Nibs has his staff publicise all of his major doings, and all of his out-of-town jaunts receive advance notice.
This smells like one of those Inside the Beltway yawners. Human Rights and Religious Freedom Reception! What an ironic title, as the sponsors of this party believe in bombing anyone who disagrees with them… save for those strong enough to strike back (or those with reliable Russian and Chinese backing). Indeed, the presence of the so-called Congressional International Religious Freedom Caucus proves that it had a rightwing slant, as that group is reliably Radical Right in its stance (one of its founders was Rick Santorum… the biggest poseur and loser who ever served in either House of Congress). It’s nothing to get riled about; neither Fathausen nor Jillions were at the head table, as was obvious from the VERY low-res image posted with the article (as you saw above).
However, I’d warn His Holiness that Fathausen’s a liar who tells people what they want to hear. I’m told on good authority that the Centre’s policy is to let the OCA implode, and not precipitate it by withdrawing the Tomos. Fathausen’s dumber than dirt… but Lyonyo isn’t. Lyonyo would be “out of a job” if the OCA went the way of all flesh. Therefore, he’s searching for a CYA bolthole. I believe that he’s getting ready to stab the Centre in the back by jumping to the EP. Yes… the OCA would give up its autocephaly… but Lyonyo would have his “position” intact. Also, do note the recent trip by Hilarion Kapral to Rue Daru. Are the ROCOR First Families thinking of jumping too? I’d advise His Nibs not to trust anyone in the OCA/ROCOR First Families, and especially not to trust their ally at the Centre, the Blunder.
Up to now, the Centre has followed a policy of not taking back the Tomos, as that would entail “losing face” to Bart in the Great Game. I’d say that it’s time to revisit that decision and change course. Lyonyo’s scared for his position, as is Behr. Both have ties to the EP that are stronger than their ties to the Centre are. They’d have NO hesitation in screwing His Nibs. In that case, Bart WOULD have the last laugh. I’d say to His Nibs, “Your Holiness, rescind the Tomos NOW. If you don’t, Lyonyo will knife you in the back; Bart will make you look like a fool in front of the entire Orthodox world. If you do NOT rescind the Tomos immediately, I’d suggest that you buy a VERY large jar of Vaseline… you’re going to need it”.
Oh, yes, Lil’ Mizz Ginny… normal practise on an official website is to post a “future events” box on the main page. You had an obligation to have publicised this DC Love Feast at least two weeks in advance… it’s what any REAL pro would’ve done. You’re accepting your pay under false pretence… you’re not doing your job… but you’re not the only one in that boat, are you?
It’s a normal day in the OCA… that’s a damning indictment, isn’t it?
Thursday 1 December 2011