I wrote one of the Cabinet:
Informed people here are waiting on three events, one secular, two religious…
Tectonic changes are afoot in the religious sphere… and in politics, as well. It’s going to take people some time to take it all in. For instance, both you and I noticed that the MP made no difference in its interactive map between MP and ROCOR parishes… and we drew the proper conclusion. Nevertheless, most people here aren’t as well-informed as you and I are. Indeed, that’s one of the reasons for the London Conference, to draw attention to the new state of affairs on the ground.
Secondly, the konvertsy are waging an active internet campaign, but the majority of the real Orthodox aren’t involved. I’m tied into the “hotline”, I know. I don’t know why real Orthodox aren’t involved in the internet debate more, but I see that it can be a positive thing, really. Real Orthodox people aren’t self-centred and full of themselves as the konvertsy are, so, many deprecate their abilities. I’m not going to attack modesty and humility (and I know that you agree with that). The konvertsy are misjudging the situation… you and I know better than that.
Willy‘s heading for defeat… literally, he’s not campaigning except in nine chosen states, and there’s no enthusiasm for him or his non-policies. Frankly, he’s looking to a racist minority in “swing states” to elect him. President Obama has been vilified over the past four years. I don’t agree with him on much, but it’s fair to say that the rightwing press has subjected him to a campaign of lies that’s unprecedented, even for politics. Willy won’t repudiate the birthers (BHO WAS born in Hawaii) and he won’t restrain the anti-Muslim fanatics. By the way, didn’t you like how the Copts and Muslims in the USA cooperated on the reaction to that nasty video? The news media didn’t like that one bit… it wanted blood, but it got forgiveness and reconciliation, instead. Oh, the humanity!
Most people see that Willy’s defeat could set off dissonances that could destroy the GOP as we know it. The same is true of the London Conference… it could set off ripples, which could grow into a tsunami that could sink the OCA. It’ll be interesting, especially for two jaded observers like us… something may actually happen for a change…
The konvertsy and JP are desperate… thus, the petition drive, the concelebration yesterday in the District, and the relentless internet campaign. If Tikhon Shevkunov served with JP, that means nothing… he was Dickie’s protector at the Centre. In fact, Potapov might have earned himself a trip to the woodshed for “three of the best” with this one. He’s taking sides in a “foreign” dispute, and HH doesn’t look kindly on that. In short, this was something run up by the apprentice whilst the blacksmith was out having a friendly ale or two with the local butcher, baker, and candlestick maker.
Remember this… HH and Charlie are silent on El Gordo. That means that he’s dog-meat, for sure. Expect things to get murkier and more confused the closer we are the Sobor. Do pass the jug.
Monday 8 October 2012