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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

“Eyes”… A Poem, by Vincent van Buren

The Eyes of the Saviour

Pavel Korin

1932

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Eyes

I stand behind the table of brass

in front of the icon of the Most Holy Mother of God

where they can light one, or more, of five candles

which I will extinguish for others to light them again.

and everyone of them, as they light and pray.

They look up to the flame

and I look into their eyes and see the silent prayer

only known to the Holy Virgin and them:

of the old woman dressed in black

with the parchment skin tanned by the sun,

of the mother with tears in her eyes

making the sign of the cross,

of the muscular athlete from Russia

who prays with tenderness and awe,

of the child on his mothers arm

with eyes like an angel, radiating enchantment,

of the old man with the walking stick

who’s trembling hand I have to hold to light the candle,

of the woman who came to the icon

all the way on her knees.

And as behind me a young man falls down on his knees before the icon

and bursts out in tears.

I can only stammer: Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me.

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2011

Vincent van Buren

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6 September 2011. Another Workday Ends on the East Coast… oca.org Has Nothing Up on Dmitri, Czech Trip, or Dickie… Stokoe Posts Outdated and Stale Nonsense… an Update on Hilary Madison

Yep… it’s the end of the workday… I gave ‘em enough time to get it up… if it’s not up now, it won’t be until tomorrow… what a buncha maroons!

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Let’s clear away the first item, for it’s shorter. As of 19.35 EDT Tuesday 6 September 2011, there’s still no posting on oca.org concerning the funeral of Dmitri Royster, the trip to Czechia of Benjamin Peterson, and l’Affaire Wood (in fact, oca.org posted NOTHING today, as of 19.35 EDT). I’ve seen images posted on Flickr, so, it’s not a matter of not having pictures of the event. In short, it’s WORSE than the usual Syosset Chinese Fire Drill. It’s been FIVE DAYS since the burial… can’t these jabonies get their act together?

Mark put up a gobbledygook post. However, that shouldn’t surprise you, for Mark’s Lyonyo’s faithful and sycophantic cur… he’s been quiet because Lyonyo’s muzzled him… Lyonyo’s kept Mark tied up because Syosset doesn’t know (or squabbling over the details… more likely) how to cover the funeral, what to say about the Czechia trip (which I suspect MAY not have gone well and/or as planned), and, maybe, the Wood situation is at a delicate/difficult impasse and they can’t (or don’t know how to… more likely) address it in a public manner. Mark’s nothing but Lyonyo’s obedient and obsequious mouthpiece (he’s Lyonyo’s Step n’ Fetchit)… ocanews.org is Lyonyo’s analogue to oca.org. NEVER assume that Mark’s an independent internet journalist as I am… Mark’s a former Syosset Chancery drone lusting for his old paid sinecure, he’s a party-line Old Bolshevik member of Lyonyo’s faction, and he’s one of the more fanatical disciples of ADS’ crackbrained autocephalist notions. Here’s the link for Mark’s gesmischlichkeit post:

http://ocanews.org/news/ObscureChronology9.6.11.html

Mark posted NOTHING about the funeral… Mark posted NOTHING about the trip to Czechia… Mark posted NOTHING fresher than 13 August on l’Affaire Wood (which is over three weeks ago). THIS is journalism? IT MOST CERTAINLY IS NOT! It’s nothing but strident partisan advocacy of the lowest sort, its Lyonyo’s Ministry of Propaganda and Enlightenment (or, is it Lyonyo’s Orwellian Minitru, with Mark as Winston?). By Mark’s own definition, it’s … YELLOW JOURNALISM. As for the Coneheads, Dreher, Mattingly, and the rest of Team Jonah, who knows? Wo ist der Dicke? (Where is the Fat One?) Let’s face it… it’s a bloody circus.

There’s been some discussion on Hilary Madison, and on how he was shuttled from one post to another as the tales of child abuse travelled with him like Joe Btfsplk’s rain cloud… so, let’s get a straight and vetted story out there. Job Osacky didn’t appoint Madison as Chancellor of the Diocese of the Midwest; rather, Boris Geeza did (probably doing so to get Madison out of a position where he had access to kids). Bishop Boris retired at age 65 in 1988 as Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest; then, Feodosy Lazor became locum tenens… Madison stayed on as Chancellor. For a short time, Mark Forsberg (then, Bishop of Bethesda MD) was temporary administrator, but this didn’t work out. Sometime after 1990, in the early 90s, the Holy Synod transferred Bishop Job from Hartford to Chicago. Shortly after his installation as ruling bishop of Chicago, he fired Madison as Diocesan Chancellor, and Job transferred him somewhere else. To the best of my information, he was only in LA in the 60s… he didn’t do a second tour there {apparently, more information has surfaced… Job fired Madison because he couldn’t keep his hands off kids. Instead of canning him from the clergy, Job sent him to Calistoga CA. It just gets “better”, doesn’t it? THIS is why the OCA has no cred: editor} . Sadly, Archbishop Dmitri protected this sexual predator instead of protecting the people. Madison ended up at St Tikhon’s Monastery… towards the end, when he was quite ill, Tikhon Mollard took care of his personal needs. Mollard may have been a hieromonk then… I stand under correction in that… which means that Herman was “covering” for him, even at the very end…

It’s enough to make me reach for the jug… take a good slug, yourself… it’s going to get loonier before it’s all resolved. God DO help us all…

Oh, one last thing… friends reminded me that oca.org failed to post on the FROC National Convention… but what else would you expect? It’s too much of a muchness…

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Albany NY

Hunting for Scalps, Or, Tragedy Engulfs the “World Community”

Sometimes, in cyberspace, messages appear that don’t have a wide resonance, perhaps, due to a lack of an element of sensationalism, or, rather, they’re not obvious, so, they’re not clearly visible to the naked eye. Not long ago, the BBC Russian Service broadcast a seemingly “innocuous” titbit… the French Parliament decided to return a mummified Maori warrior’s head to New Zealand; it had been on exhibit in a French museum. The report stated, literally, “In the 19th century, mummified heads were in vogue amongst collectors in Europe. Museum curators stated, ‘Probably, some Maori were killed for their beautiful tattoos’”. For those who haven’t figured it out yet, let’s repeat it. Until recently, the West, which has always trumpeted its enlightenment and civilisation, which sets itself up as an exemplar for the world, had a “thing” for mummified human heads. They routinely killed people in their colonial territories for the sake of their incredibly beautiful tattoos.

In fact, there was little change in the 20th century. The “fighters for democracy” who hunted down and killed Ernesto “Che” Guevara y de la Sema in Bolivia cut off his hands, they sent them preserved in alcohol to their paymasters… as proof of a job well done. It’s the 21st century… what’s up now? What thoughts came to mind amidst the numerous scandals caused by the appearance of American “photos from the war?” They didn’t come from journalists, for they were “missing” due to censorship; rather, ordinary soldiers posted them on the internet. The images of torture at Abu Ghraib were a small drop in the ocean. The sad thing is that one realises that this was something of a fashion if one judged things by the number of shots posed against a backdrop of corpses or torture. In fact, it’s the same thing as collecting animal skins and human scalps in the colonial era. Are we only talking about a minority of mentally disturbed individuals in the ranks of the new colonialists? However, if such is so, how can we explain the compulsive desire to capture, humiliate, and to destroy, in front of the whole world, political leaders who’ve fallen out of favour with the new supreme arbiter of the world? Why do they pursue not only them, but also their children and grandchildren?

The bombing of Yugoslavia ended with the capture of Milošević, and, in fact, his extra-judicial execution. His captors denied him adequate medical care; the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia didn’t allow him to go for treatment in Russia, despite official assurances from the Russian government. Soon after that, Slobodan Milošević died. American operations against Iraq ended with the public hanging of Saddam Hussein, aired all over the world on television, as well as the killing of two of his sons and a grandson. Now, times appear to have changed, the neocon hawk Richard Cheney (who used George W Bush as a puppet) no longer governs the US, rather, it’s ruled by an outstanding humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama. Nevertheless, the trend remains the same. NATO bombing in Libya killed Muammar Gaddafi‘s son and three of his grandchildren; the NATO forces don’t hide the fact that they seek to destroy the Libyan leader. What are the chances that Gaddafi will survive? We don’t know the answer to this question, but we can make a good guess as to what it’ll be.

How can we explain all of this? Perhaps, the rebirth of medieval brutality perpetrated worldwide by the West comes from a sense of invulnerability arising from the Soviet collapse after 1991. After all, back in the ‘80s, the USA behaved in a more humane manner to captured enemies than it does today. After the invasion of Panama in 1990, the Americans didn’t execute Manuel Noriega; they only put him in jail. Occupying Grenada in 1983, the Americans also spared the life of Prime Minister Bernard Coard. After serving over a quarter century in prison (oh, wonder!), he lived to see freedom again. As you can see, the USSR’s presence as a geopolitical counterweight to the USA mitigated the nastiness of the “scalp hunters”. At present, this is history, but one has to submit that the Globalising West now has to take into account Russia, China, and India as major geopolitical players.

However, it’s scary to imagine what would happen if these players withdrew from the race, if the world truly became unipolar. What would happen to politicians who fell into disfavour with the West? By historical standards, until quite recently, until the 18th century, the Western states burned condemned prisoners at the stake in the public squares. In Paris, in 1757, only two-and-a-half centuries ago, in the Place de Grève (today, the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville), a large crowd of people watched the brutal torture and quartering of the lunatic Robert-François Damien, who was accused of attempting to assassinate the king of France. The last burning of a witch in Western Europe was only in 1782. In future, I wonder if a “tribunal” will revive this practise when it passes the next death sentence on a captured “dictator?”

11 June 2011

Tatiana Tallerova

Vladimir Petrov

Pravoslavie.ru

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/smi/47084.htm

Editor’s Note:

Firstly, note the source… Pravoslavie.ru is a semi-official Church source; Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov has access to both high Church and state figures (he’s the confessor for the Putin family). Ergo, if you see it on this site, it means that the highest Church and state authorities have approved the material. This means that the dezinformatsiya spread by certain American sources (Mattingly, Paffhausen, Dreher, the Coneheads, Potapov, and Whiteford, to name only the most egregious) that the MP or leading elements in the Russian state favoured the NATO aggression against sovereign Libya is a bald-faced, arrogant, and contumacious lie. Most of those named have the “excuse” that they’re ignorant monoglot konvertsy… they don’t know any better. As far as Potapov’s concerned, he’s been an American intel asset for years… he’s a known quantity. Paffhausen’s the worst… he has abilities in Russian, he knows the real situation, yet he’s rebellious and sides with the extreme rightwingers. That means that he’s determined to ram this down the collective throats of the Church. We must not only oppose him… we must remove him, just as in the case of Nikon Mironov in Yekaterinburg (in the end, I think that we’ll find that JP’s just as much a golubiye as Mironov was (what does that tell us of his pals Brum, Eliel, and Tate?)).

You can follow the Church or you can follow the US rightwing. It’s up to you… and do note who’s supporting what… it’ll tell you whom to support in Church terms, too!

BMD

6 September 2011. Lest We Forget… Pat Buchanan Pooh-Poohs the Nazi Threat

Pat Buchanan winks at THIS… it wasn’t a big deal, he claims! None dare call it by its proper name… none dare call monsters such as Mr BuKKKanan “evil”… that’s an indictment of us…

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Read this:

http://news.yahoo.com/looking-back-good-war-070000363.html

Mr Buchanan ignores the rampage of Kristallnacht (that did happen BEFORE WWII, after all)… he ignores the Kaufft nicht bei Juden signs carried by SA thugs in front of Jewish-owned stores (to their credit, many Germans ignored the signs and patronised them anyway)… he ignores the institutionalised racism of the Nürnberg Laws (that’s because they were too close to Plessy vs Ferguson and the Jim Crow laws)… he ignores the steady and increasing persecution of serious Christians (such as the imprisonment of Pastor Niemöller in Dachau)… he ignores the horror of the euthanasia mill at Hadamar (they were only “useless eaters” with a “low quality of life”)… he ignores the Endlösung (Final Solution) (what’s six million between friends?)… he ignores the razzias rounding up slave labour for Greater Germany amongst the “Untermenschtumen” of Europe (he’s not against the human costs involved in outsourcing and globalisation that undergird his prosperity). He winks at it all… and why shouldn’t he? He advocates the same sort of authoritarian solutions for the USA… the suppression of the trades unions, the silencing of dissent, the impoverishment of the working class, the abuse of racial and ethnic minorities as slave labour for the Master Race, and the hounding of “unpopular” minorities.

Like calls unto like… NEVER forget that!

BMD

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