“Vada a Bordo, Cazzo!!” (Go on Board, you Fucker!)
Yesterday, the Crown Court decided to move to prosecute the Storheim case. Lazar Puhalo’s trying desperately to issue “damage control”… he claims that the court case won’t proceed until next year. Well, let’s see, he claims to be a “retired bishop”, but he’s never served as an actual ruling or vicar bishop in any canonical Church. NEVER. Ergo, I’d take his fulminations with a lick o’ salt. He’s the “Bishop of Ottawa”… but he lives in the Fraser Valley of BC (in Dewdney BC, to be precise), which is as far west from Ottawa as you can get in Canada. In short, “all hat, no cattle”. To put the cherry on the top of the sundae, oca.org REFUSED to post anything on this, and still has nothing up as of 12.00 EST today (“It doesn’t exist… we say so… off with their heads”). By the way, I’d have no problems with Puhalo as an Archimandrite… he never was a canonical bishop, so, the moniker of “retired bishop” isn’t only non-factual, its harmful (something, no doubt, noticed by the Winnepeg magistrate as an aggravating factor in the Storheim case).
This is much like the recent Costa Concordia wreck. I read something interesting (click here to read it yourself) on the moral aspect of it all. Captain Schettino punked out and left his ship, which was in no danger of sinking in deep water (it’s still partially above water, as all photos attest). The Italian Coast Guard pilot, Captain Gregorio De Falco, ordered Schettino back on board, saying “Go on board, you fucker!” The above-referenced article said this:
The captain has since gone through what is described in politics as a series of “fact-free” moments: An electrical problem is to blame, the port authorities were told the situation was under control, the captain left the boat along with much of the crew. The captain seemed to think, despite the ship being on its side, that he could talk his way out of an actual crisis. …
The crisis of leadership extends beyond Italy and has been written about extensively… and the Concordia is a good metaphor. The glamorous Euro is in crisis, breached on rocky shoals of Greece, Portugal, and Italy. For two years, European captains have equivocated about what to do as the ship lists, taking on more water.
That’s a good metaphor for the OCA and the ROCOR… “fact-free” institutions. At least, the ROCOR finally ‘fessed up that it may have to sell its HQ in New York… the OCA still refuses to admit that Storheim faces charges, it still refuses to give the whereabouts and disposition of Dickie Wood, it still publicises its notional “20-Year Plan (even Stalin only had a Five-Year Plan!), and Fathausen still stonewalls anything concerned with his long-time dalliance with the sodomite Podmoshensky (GP). I do daresay that it gives the impression that they were homosexual lovers… after all, Fathausen did refuse to break with GP after the latter’s deposition by the ROCOR Holy Synod and went to Russia in the ’90s under GP’s auspices as part of the Russki Palomnik boondoggle. It does explain Fathausen’s acrid public statements on homosexuality and his vendetta against Mark Stokoe (he sounds like a typical closeted gay blade if you ask me). It also explains his attitude towards the HOOMies… if you want the whole megillah on them, ask Cappy and Mel at Pokrov.org.
The ship’s grounded, for all to see. Yet, the officers REFUSE to lower the boats, and physically prevent the passengers from leaving. The goodthinkers and opportunists amongst us savage anyone who points up the obvious. Every now and again, well-meaning friends of mine tell me about this or that one attacking me personally… well, that’s what they do. They’ve never attended to the issues; they’ve always been “personal”… Schmemann and Grabbe brought that kind of shit in, and it’ll be with us until we shake off their baleful legacy. Russian friends tell me that both men were committed Langley assets (don’t forget Schmemann’s Radio Liberty ties)… and that their feud was more apparent than real (sources tell me that the real bitter theological conflict was between Panteleimon Metropoulos at Brookline and von Meyendorff at SVS).
Here’s an exchange between a friend and me (I’m in italics; they’re in plain type):
No… but as things fall apart the nuts will be falling from the tree… you should read some of the filth on the Orthodox Forum…
I only report the news that the officialdom wants to hide. It’s interesting… these sorts don’t want to know what’s going on, and they resent all those who speak the truth. However, them’s the breaks… it’s what one has to expect from such sorts. It’s not pleasant; I don’t care for it one bit… but it’s what one expects. Sad, ain’t it?
I think that it’s far from sad…it shows the jackals for what they are. It’s pretty far gone out there… its time to pick a side… truth, or, lies?
I’m not talking abut the “jackals”… they’re what they are; I’ve always opposed them… and paid the price. I’m talking about the ordinary rank n’ file believers who’re fucked by the situation. THAT’S what sad…
I’ve met Bill Samsonoff personally, so, I’ll attest that he’s probably not behind any notional attacks on the Forum. However, I’m not so sure about Michael Reagan. Reagan was an official under Love BT (he WAS Treasurer of the OCA DOW) and he worked hand-in-glove with Nikolai Soraich of Unhappy Memory.
If helping to find a solution to the mess that we’re in means that I must suffer some personal inconvenience, so be it. There’s no real harm in what they do. Truly… there isn’t. The only thing that they can do is to make things nasty and mean-spirited… and anyone can live through that. Those who wish to hurl personal muck at private individuals invite the same… I’ve NEVER put myself up as a moral exemplar, nor have I ever dragged out the personal sins of Piggy Iggy, John Whiteford, or Pat Reardon (and, trust me, many have come forward with them). If what they do involves scurrilous attacks on one’s person… accept it as a statement of their personal character, and don’t let it bother you. No… no one enjoys such… I certainly don’t, I’m not made of stone (but then again, neither are they!).
We have much more important things on our plate. We have a Church to rebuild… the present structures are fallen, and they not only can’t get up, they won’t be helped. Cross yourself and leave such sorts to their fate… you can’t do anything else. As for us… “there’s no place like home”.
Friday 20 January 2012
Some Vox Pop Just Came In Dep’t:
Imagine what the old babas who saved their dimes to build our churches would do to these weasels…
Amen, amen, amen…