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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

American-Sponsored “Monitoring Groups” Attack Georgian Orthodox Bishop

Mikhail Sabinin. The Glory of Iveria. late 19th century

The Glory of Iveria

Mikhail Sabinin

late 19th century



Civil Georgia is a known Langley front… yet, it’s white propaganda, not black. What it disseminates is true, but it isn’t the whole story. Reflect on this… the neocons LOVE it when American extremists like Franklin Graham and the Mormons support American adventuring abroad and defend the hegemonic drive of the American Establishment… but when an Orthodox cleric speaks up about politics, they smear him and attack his reputation, as we see here. I seem to see bigotry and prejudice here. None dare call it EVIL… do note that Potapov and Paffso support Langley’s efforts…



On Sunday, certain “monitoring groups” alleged that Bishop Jakob, one of the three deputies of Patriarch Ilia Ghudushauri-Shiolashvili, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, violated the law when he weighed into election campaign with his sermon. On Monday, several election monitoring and human rights watchdog groups called on the Central Election Commission to look into the case. Vladyki Jakob usually delivers the sermon in Holy Trinity Cathedral when the Patriarch is absent. In his sermon at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Bishop Jakob slammed the UNM opposition party and called on voters to go to the second round of local elections on 12 July to “reject” those who, as he put it, “didn’t repent for what they’ve done to the country” when they were in power. The Georgian election code bars religious organisations from election campaigning. According to the election code, violation of these rules carries a fine of GEL 2,000 (about USD 1,130). The Patriarch’s deputies, according to a constitutional agreement between the Georgian Orthodox Church and the state, represent the Church without requiring any additional authorisation.

Four election monitoring and human rights groups (International Society for Fair Elections and Democracy, Georgian Young Lawyers Association, Transparency International Georgia, and Human Rights Education and Monitoring Centre) said in their joint statement that the law prohibiting religious organisations from election campaigning aims at “protecting the electoral process from the influence of religious figures”. They said that probability of such influence is high in Georgia, taking into consideration the “high public confidence and authority enjoyed by religious organisations. Independence of election process is an important precondition for the development of a democratic and secular state”. These groups called on the Central Election Commission to study and react to this case of Bishop Jakob’s participation in the pre-election campaigning “in violation of election legislation”. The four groups called on religious groups “to refrain from any public action that appears to be pre-election campaigning”.

8 July 2014

Civil Georgia



These “monitoring groups” are American-educated and –influenced cabals of neoliberal pigs intent on destroying the influence of the Holy Church in society. That’s what it is, full stop. Oh, it’s OK for the Southern Baptist Convention and the Mormons to be full-force involved in American politics… they back American warmongering and bless it. However, the Church doesn’t, so, America sics its attack dogs at it at every opportunity, as we see here. The US Government and the American Establishment aren’t our friends… and that’s that.



8 July 2014. Cat’s Back… But “Mouseless” at Present

00c Cats do NOT kiss asses. 08.12


I’m back online… the Verizon guy came and installed FiOS yesterday, and it’s better… not what’s advertised… but nothing ever is, is it? Unfortunately, my mouse is hidden in one of the boxes… but I’m using a laptop with a “mousepad”… it’s a bear to work, you can’t do anything fine, and everything takes six times as long to do as it should. It’s like trying to paint a portrait wearing oven mitts… yowza! Nevertheless, I’m back, and I’m going to soldier on. What’s that you say… I should’ve been more organised? Dear, “Russians aren’t Germans”… and that’s that. We’ll muddle through, as Russians do. I’ll do my best to post daily, on the Church, on leftist politics, and on the civil war in Novorossiya. As for the last, Slavyansk didn’t “fall to the Uniates”… the opolchenie withdrew in good order with all their arms and equipment. It was a fighting withdrawal, one of the most difficult military operations to carry out successfully. Furthermore, the patriots left “stay-behind” parties… it’ll be months until the Uniates secure the town… if ever. The financial, human, and psychological costs of this civil war are grinding down the junta forces. They NEED to win completely in the next 60 days. However, the fact that Uniate fanatics are shooting people in Slavyansk militates against that. The Uniates will find out that decent people hate them, their backwoods pidgin dialect, and their “Consciousness”. There’s a long road ahead, I fear… the bloodletting by the Uniate fascists has begun. That’ll lead to retribution… and the Uniate nasties will find out that there are plenty of “revengers” in Novorossiya… I’m not saying that I like what I see… but that’s what I see.

See ya later, kids…


8 July 2014. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This: “Church Cynically Sidesteps Soviet’s Brutal Past” (Yes… That’s what this Crackbrained Zapadnik Actually Wrote)

04b Kirill and Zyuganov



You gotta read this unhinged shit. Truly… this is what the zapadniki believe. Note well that he repeats Langley’s playbook word-for-word. Dupes and fellow-travellers exist… in Moscow and Piter, mostly. Here’s the sad part… the fascist filth at the so-called “Kyiv Post” (do note the illiterate Uniate backwoods spelling of “Kiev”) picked this up, and it’s heartening the Uniate filth and their schismatical running dog allies. I have more to say, but read this first… really, you can’t make up shit like this…

This is a “read n’ heed”… it tells you what the US government and its fawning amen corner amongst the Russian intelligentsia purveys as its Pravda of the moment. Do have a care, there be dragons, and they be hungry… HobbyLobby proved that…



Not much in modern Russia surprises me anymore, but last week I got a real shock… Patriarch Kirill Gundyaev warmly congratulated KPRF leader G A Zyuganov on his 70th birthday, presenting him with the church’s highest order, saying, “As one of the most prominent politicians of modern Russia, you strive to look after the welfare of the people and protect traditional moral values. I hope that in future your fruitful activity will help promote socially significant initiatives and the moral transformation of society”. I’d like to remind our friend the Patriarch that a communist dictatorship killed tens of thousands of Russian Orthodox priests and sent hundreds of thousands to labour camps. That doesn’t even include the countless Soviet laypeople imprisoned or killed for their faith. Zyuganov has portraits of V I Lenin and I V Stalin hanging above his desk, portraits of men who personally signed orders to destroy churches and execute believers. However, perhaps, the modern-day leader of the same party once led by Lenin and Stalin reconsidered and said something about the “blunders” or “wrongdoings” of his predecessors… nothing of the sort. Zyuganov remains the same diehard Marxist that he always was.

The only explanation is that Patriarch Kirill so venerates Soviet-era leaders and history that he wilfully closed his eyes to the darkest pages of his country’s past, even when those tragedies concern the Orthodox Church. The Bolsheviks didn’t formally ban the church; they simply “separated it from the state”. Nevertheless, in a country where the state controlled everything, this meant that they denied access to ordinary jobs to people of faith. Even if they did manage to land a desirable post, they found themselves denied opportunities for career advancement. Back when I studied at MGU, I twice saw school authorities expel students for the “crime” of attending church. After all, a normal self-respecting Soviet citizen should be an atheist. The Soviet authorities enshrined atheism in a thousand different laws. For example, the Bolsheviks adopted a decree on marriage in December 1917 that prohibited church marriages {they didn’t prohibit them, they declared them not legal before the law… that is, one could have a religious ceremony after a civil marriage, but only the civil marriage was legal… which is still true today: editor}. Right up until 1991, any Soviet citizen who got married in a church or baptised their children shouldered a serious risk. If Party members, they faced expulsion; if ordinary workers, they faced dismissal. Even with all the attempts at change that former Soviet leader M S Gorbachyov undertook with his “perestroĭka” during the final years of the USSR, the intolerance to churches and those who visit them remained unchanged.

However, the Orthodox Church became an influential force under President V V Putin. Nobody speaks of “separating the church from the state” anymore, although that principle is clearly enunciated in the Russian Constitution. Kirill is Putin’s greatest cheerleader. Now, in place of lessons on atheistic communism, school students study the Orthodox faith, institutes devoted to natural sciences introduce theology departments, and Orthodox priests give their blessing at every ship and rocket launch. Nevertheless, in the authorities’ view, and, perhaps, even from Zyuganov’s perspective, such behaviour is normal and even right.

7 July 2014

Andrei Malgin

The Moscow Times



00 BMD. Zyuganov We should strive to be better. 25.12.13



Firstly, look at the BRIGHT side of this. This screed, with all of its venomous bile and biting vitriol, means that the zapadniki are losing the battle for the soul of Holy Rus. That’s a very good thing, kids. The westernisers are losing heart; they’re losing what few niches that they have left in contemporary Russia (such as Ekho Moskvy). Malgin wants a godless Russia in the mode of the USA and the EU… he’s anti-religious, but he dare not admit such in today’s climate. He wants anti-religion, but in the modern Western style, not the Soviet style. Religion is one’s private notion and affectation, and it shouldn’t impinge on the public square. Religion is a tolerated anachronism… nothing more.

Of course, Malgin merely echoes the tune played by Langley, K Street, the Uniate hierarchy, the OCA/ROCOR First Families, and certain Jordanville elements. Shitbirds of a feather do flock together… do note that some elements in the ROCOR didn’t bury the hatchet after the ’07 reconciliation (I mean those who stayed… not those who left). Potapov remained at Radio Liberty… a deeply-Russophobic and anti-Orthodox institution… and his clique mirrors his extremist political views and shares his rightwing vision of a Russian future. He’s an analogue of the Uniate clergy who urge on the Svoboda killers… he works for a front agency of the CIA, which means that he helps in the present bloodletting in the Ukraine. He’s not alone… Lyonyo remains at the CFR, an American Establishment foreign policy stink-tank… Paffso’s tied in with every extremist rightwing stink-tank on K Street… SVS continues to suck up to Uniates (as the Taft invite proved)… I saw rightwing fanatics from the District at Jordanville at Pentecost, and they were schmoozing with the known rightwingers from the brotherhood.

The rightwingers and the godless FEAR the combination of Orthodoxy and Marxism. They do know that this combination makes more sense than the alliance with predatory crapitalism and Christianity that they propose. Don’t forget, the god-fearing commies in Novorossiya smashed the slot machines, shuttered the porno palaces, shot drug dealers, and chased the whores and pervs off the streets. They enshrined the Orthodox faith in their constitutions… a fact that upsets the godless mightily.

Yes, Virginia, the commies DID learn a lesson… G A Zyuganov writes letters of congratulations to believers at Christmas and Easter, and posts them on the KPRF website. During the Nasty 90s in the Ukraine, the Komsomoltsy stood tall for the canonical Church… they defended them from Uniate and schismatical desecrators. As a correspondent told me, “The Komsomoltsy were real muscle men… they didn’t take anything from anybody. However, they were respectful towards the elderly bishop and didn’t let anyone show disrespect to him”. Malgin is wilfully blind… we all know what the Scripture says of them… there is none so blind as those who will not to see. He wills not to see… therefore, he won’t. The same is true of Potapov, Paffso, Lyonyo, SVS, and all of their filthy retinues… they will not to see, and nothing that we can do will help it (unfortunately).

Look at the hate spilled by Malgin… look at the GOOD done by the alliance of the Church, Russian nationalists, and Leftists… one of these things is NOT like the other. Look at the good trees… look at the bad trees… and no bad tree bears good fruit… Our Lord Christ told us so!


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