I can understand why people such as Mark don’t want to chronicle THIS… but it WAS the end result of all the years of lies from SVS, Syosset, and the OCA/ROCOR First Families, coupled with unhinged konvertsy delusions (Fathausen, anyone?). It still doesn’t make it pleasant or palatable… but deal with it, we must.
I got this from a contact:
The people who pay attention to such things are grumbling that we’ve had no news since Moriak’s letter about a month ago and nothing seems to be happening. Our priest, when asked, says he has no news either. Moriak’s still commemorated in services. He’s supposedly on administrative leave, yet the schedule of parish visitations is still up on the diocesan website, which a few people think is misleading and confusing. I’ve heard stories about people not wanting to go to the Diocesan Assembly and the Sobor, but their parish asked them to go as their delegate. It’s very odd, when others want to be delegates. Now, tell me, what person chooses to go to such an event? They must like watching train wrecks, I assume. It’s been too quiet and I’m waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop.
There’s going to be MORE silence and confusion… EVEN AFTER THE SOBOR. I predict that it isn’t going to satisfy anyone. That’s what I see. Blood, toil, tears, and sweat… but that’s our lot in our time. Live with it. It’ll allow a moribund beast to be put to sleep… and that’s a good thing. However, the time forward won’t be pleasant or nice, and we shouldn’t kid ourselves about it. Be good… and keep the jug at hand, you’re going to need it.
The word I hear out there isn’t reassuring to the First Family flotsam and jetsam. However, they’re not going to give up their grip on power unless they’re forced out. That’s the way of it in human affairs. As Frederick Douglass put it:
The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. … If there’s no struggle, there’s no progress. Those who profess to favour freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without ploughing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what a people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Up to now, the First Families and their lickspittles have attacked, vilified, and spat at all those who’ve raised their voices. Such can’t go on forever. However, if you want it to end, you must accept the fact that it may be painful… indeed, probably, SHALL be painful. Shall we pay that price? I have no bloody idea.
Sunday 23 September 2012