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Sunday, 15 November 2015

15 November 2015. A Blast from the Metropolia Past…

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Frs Dmitri Ressetar, Kohanick, and Kuby in Jersey City NJ in the pre-World War II period.


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Fr Daniel Ressetar (son of Fr Dmitri) with the Icon of the Mother of God “of Tikhvin” (1967?), Harrisburg PA


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Archbishop John Garklavs of Chicago and the Midwest with the Icon of the Mother of God “of Tikhvin” (1967?), Harrisburg PA


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Another image of the Icon of the Mother of God “of Tikhvin” visit in Harrisburg PA (1967)


If we don’t know where we came from, we can’t know where we’re going. Most of the loudmouth konvertsy voices on the internet know nothing of the REAL history of the Church here, nor do they have a clue about who the real heroes and villains were. They don’t know who Bishop Kip was, they haven’t heard of anyone other than Schmemann, Seraphim Rose, and the “Evangelical Orthodox” set. Well, if it hadn’t been for the spadework by the pioneers, none of those people would have mattered… ordinary working people and the priests who served them founded our Church… not the rich, not the powerful, not the people in the “big house on the hill”.

I honour what our forebears did. THEY founded the Church, but they get no credit on worthless chatter-sites such as Monomuckos. Keep this in mind… our Church did NOT begin in the “right” suburb… it did NOT begin amongst the garden party set. Our Church started in countless mine and mill towns off-the-beaten-track. Our Church started in obscurity. It didn’t have anyone like Freddie M-G or Rod Dreher in it… but it did have thousands of ordinary Joes and Marys who built up the Church that we have today. THEY ARE THE REAL HEROES.

I will NEVER stop saying such until the day I die. Grasp the real… not the phantasmagorical… that’s where God is…


15 November 2015. V V Putin on the “Threats” Facing Russia

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15 November 2015. As Seen by Vitaly Podvitsky… Revolution! (Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live)

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Revolution! (Lenin Lived, Lenin Lives, Lenin Will Live)

Vitaly Podvitsky



If you want to honour Russian history… you must honour ALL of it. You can’t have St Vladimir without Vladimir Lenin (or Vladimir Putin)… or, vice versa! Do NOT follow Anglo lackeys like Victor Potapov, who attacked Stalin on the ROCOR official website. Like it or not, Stalin led the USSR to victory in the VOV (many people in Potapov’s circle were either Nazi collaborators or children of such collaborators). In any case, as I stated in an earlier post, I prefer a strongman with much blood on his hands to a priest who willingly and without compulsion became a servile lackey of the terrorist CIA (how many Russian lives did Potapov impact for the worst? No one mentions that). The latter is far worse…


The Age of Despair: Reaping the Whirlwind of Western Support for Extremist Violence

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Our Real Enemy… “Financial Terrorism” in the USA

Sergei Yolkin



We, the West, overthrew Saddam by violence. We overthrew Gaddafi by violence. We’re trying to overthrow Assad by violence. Harsh regimes all, but they were/are far less draconian than our Saudi allies, and other tyrannies around the world. What’s been the result of these interventions? They created a hell on earth, one that grows wider and more virulent, year after year. Without the American crime of aggressive war against Iraq, which, by the measurements used by Western governments themselves, left more than a million innocent people dead, there’d be no ISIS, no “Al Qaeda in Iraq”. Without the Saudi and Western funding and arming of an amalgam of extremist Sunni groups across the Middle East used as proxies to strike at Iran and its allies, there’d be no ISIS. Let’s go back further. Without the direct, extensive, and deliberate creation by the USA and its Saudi ally of a world-wide movement of armed Sunni extremists during the Carter and Reagan administrations, there would’ve been no “War on Terror”… and no terrorist attacks in Paris tonight.

Again, let’s be as clear as possible… the hellish world we live in today is the result of deliberate policies and actions undertaken by the USA and its allies over the past decades. Washington led and/or supported the quashing of secular political resistance across the Middle East, to bring recalcitrant leaders like Nasser to heel, to back corrupt and brutal dictators who’d advance the US agenda of political domination and resource exploitation. The open history of the last half-century is very clear in this regard. Going all the way back to the overthrow of the democratic government of Iran in 1953, the USA deliberately and consciously pushed the most extreme sectarian groups to undermine a broader-based secular resistance to its  domination agenda. Why bring up this “ancient history” when fresh blood runs in the streets of Paris? Because that blood wouldn’t be running if not for this ancient history; and because the reaction to this latest reverberation of Washington’s decades-long bipartisan cultivation of religious extremism will certainly be more bloodshed, more repression, and more violent intervention. In turn, that’d inevitably produce yet more atrocities and upheaval as we saw in Paris tonight.

I write in despair. Of course, despair at the depravity displayed by the murderers of innocents in Paris tonight; but an even deeper despair at the depravity of the egregious murderers who brought us to this ghastly place in human history… those gilded figures who strode the halls of power for decades in the high chambers of the West, killing innocent people by the hundreds of thousands, crushing secular opposition to their favoured dictators… and again, again and again… supporting, funding, and arming some of the most virulent sectarians on earth. Moreover, there’s one further cause of despair. Although this historical record is there in the open, readily available from most mainstream sources, people now ignore it and will continue to ignore it, both the power-gamers and the public. The latter will continue to support the former as they replicate and regurgitate the same old policies of intervention, the same old agendas of domination and greed, over and over and over… creating ever-more fresh hells for us all to live in, and poisoning the lives of our children, and of all those who come after us.

13 November 2015

Chris Floyd




The present terakt has “Made in Langley” stamped all over it. That’s why Victor Potapov is evil to the bone… he voluntarily and without compulsion became a slavish CIA minion as a propaganda specialist (“religious broadcaster”, my ass… Radio Liberty is a CIA front used to try to destabilise Russia). He advanced high enough in the dog’s service to merit a “red” official passport… that is, he was no spear-dragger underling; he was a responsible official in the American effort to undermine the USSR and the Russian Federation, a conscious abettor of the American war against Holy Rus. In short, he was a Sergianist (a cleric who sucks up to the political powers-that-be) and a “Chekist in a riassa” (a priest that willingly aids and advances the agenda of the special services) of the very worst sort.

Before we point fingers at others… we must clean up our own byre. I’d observe that it’s full of shit, but those who put that shit there tell us that it’s not there… we’re just “negative”; we have no right to “complain about our ‘betters’”. Many hands made the Paris terakt possible. Many were “respectable”, “conservative”, and “Christian”… fancy that. As I said, we have our own house to put right. Let no one attack “Muslims” or “terrorists”. In the words of Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us”. Think on that… it’s a meaty reflection…


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