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Saturday, 19 September 2015

19 September 2015. My Reply on FB to Loud “Pro-Life” and “Anti-Socialist” Asshats

00 Art Young. Jesus wanted poster. He stirreth up the people. 1913

I worship the REAL Jesus… the Lord Christ who CHOSE to incarnate as a WORKER, not a priest, not a merchant, not a drone rentier, not a respectable “citizen of worth”… I do NOT worship the JAYZUSS™ of Evangelical neopaganism, of perpetual warfare and guns for all, of gross greed and rancid cupidity, and of hating all those people “not like us”. Art Young captured the essentiality of the True Christ. He was a scandal to the good-thinking respectable and comfortably affluent of his day… He remains such today… that is, if you worship the Lord Christ, and not Jayzuss™. Have a care… the konvertsy toddlers want us to bow down before their idols of Jayzuss™ and the Almighty Dollar… the times are evil.

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Don’t put abortion at the centre of the Faith… Christ is. Do differentiate between those who advocate for Christian Equity and those who advocate mere anti-abortion. In such a calculus, Bernie Sanders is more a follower of the Carpenter of Galilee than any “Pro-Lifer” is. After all, Ted Cruz spat in the faces of Arab Orthodox leaders and supports the Israeli repressions in occupied Palestine and the Kiev aggression in Novorossiya. It’s not a simple matter… it’s a full-blown moral dilemma. Again… abortion is NOT the centre of our Faith nor is it the centre of Christian Ethics. Do think on that.

His Holiness is friends with the Castro brothers, NOT the Koch brothers. President Castro has been an honoured guest at Peredelkino more than once. In short, the konvertsy submission is invalid to the core. I can cite actual events… they can’t. Oh, yes… the Church and the KPRF do coöperate… as Fr V A Chaplin (a close advisor to His Holiness) put it, the USSR was far less fixated on materialism and greed than the West was (and is). In short, Capitalism and the Republican Party are antipodes apart from the Holy Church. As Comrade Zyuganov put it in one of his Easter messages, “Christ was the first communist”. Soon after, His Holiness gave him a high church decoration. He’s given NONE to oligarchs or American “conservatives”. Look at the record.

BMD

Sunday, 13 September 2015

13 September 2015. Vote AGAINST the Republican Anti-Life Programme

00 Oppose the GOP Anti-Life programme 130915

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I wrote this 2½ years ago… it’s still as true as ever…

The so-called “March for Life” is coming up. The usual cast of suspects is making the usual Sturm und Drang concerning it. At one time, before I wised up, I supported the Pro-Life Movement. Then, I looked beneath the surface, and what I saw appalled and repelled me. The same pols who supported so-called “Pro-Life” measures were also for:

  • perpetual warfare in foreign parts
  • the gutting of the social safety net to fund corruption-riddled defence contracts
  • opposition to single-payer healthcare to benefit their corporate paymasters
  • derisory tax rates upon their wealthy contributors
  • the promiscuous use of the death penalty
  • the increasing role of the “security state”
  • using prison as a “solution” to the so-called “drug problem”
  • shitcanning all labour and environmental regulations in favour of libertarian “economic freedom”
  • the extending of personal and human rights to corporations

Whew… and that’s NOT exhaustive! In short, they OPPOSED what the late John Cardinal O’Connor rightfully called “the seamless garment”. There’s a reason why Timothy Cardinal Dolan didn’t come out in favour of Wet Willy in the late presidential election… Willy was AGAINST the “seamless garment”, and Dolan couldn’t support him without ripping up Catholic social teaching.

We have loud sorts amongst us. Follow the money… Potapov is (or was) a mid-level US government flunky (a propagandist targeting the Orthosphere, no less!)… Freddie M-G is (or was) an apparatchik at NPR… Dreher and Mattingly are rightwing stink-tankers… Webster is a stink-tanker and a chaplain in the US Army Reserve. When you add in that Lyonyo’s a member of the CFR (Anne Schmemann works in a CFR office that issues mendacious and self-serving apologias for American aggression abroad) and that Serge Schmemann and Sophia Kishkovsky are part of the New York Times Pravda-machine (the jewel in the crown of the American Corporate Media), well, what does that tell you? They’ve all sold out to the godless powers-that-be for a comfortable life and above-average incomes. You can follow Christianity or you can follow Sergianism. It’s interesting… the ones who loudly accused the MP hierarchy of “Sergianism” during the Sov era now stand exposed as Sergianist cheerleaders for Free Market buccaneering and bloodsucking. Fancy that… what they criticised, they now espouse. God DOES have a sense of justice, doesn’t He? Do you want to honour Christ, or shall you worship Mammon (the Almighty Dollar)?

Choose well… your eternal destiny does rest upon it…

BMD

Monday, 21 January 2013

21 January 2013. Oppose the Anti-Lifers Who Pose as “Pro-Lifers”… It’s What God DEMANDS of You

00 GOP Prolifers. 21.01.13

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The so-called “March for Life” is coming up. The usual cast of suspects is making the usual Sturm und Drang concerning it. At one time, before I wised up, I supported the Pro-Life Movement. Then, I looked beneath the surface, and what I saw appalled and repelled me. The same pols who supported so-called “Pro-Life” measures were also for:

  • perpetual warfare in foreign parts
  • the gutting of the social safety net to fund corruption-riddled defence contracts
  • opposition to single-payer healthcare to benefit their corporate paymasters
  • derisory tax rates upon their wealthy contributors
  • the promiscuous use of the death penalty
  • the increasing role of the “security state”
  • using prison as a “solution” to the so-called “drug problem”
  • shitcanning all labour and environmental regulations in favour of libertarian “economic freedom”
  • the extending of personal and human rights to corporations

Whew… and that’s NOT exhaustive! In short, they OPPOSED what the late John Cardinal O’Connor rightfully called “the seamless garment”. There’s a reason why Timothy Cardinal Dolan didn’t come out in favour of Wet Willy in the late presidential election… Willy was AGAINST the “seamless garment”, and Dolan couldn’t support him without ripping up Catholic social teaching.

We have loud sorts amongst us. Follow the money… Potapov is (or was) a mid-level US government flunky (a propagandist targeting the Orthosphere, no less!)… Freddie M-G is (or was) an apparatchik at NPR… Dreher and Mattingly are rightwing stink-tankers… Webster is a stink-tanker and a chaplain in the US Army Reserve. When you add in that Lyonyo’s a member of the CFR (Anne Schmemann works in a CFR office that issues mendacious and self-serving apologias for American aggression abroad) and that Serge Schmemann and Sophia Kishkovsky are part of the New York Times Pravda-machine (the jewel in the crown of the American Corporate Media), well, what does that tell you? They’ve all sold out to the godless powers-that-be for a comfortable life and above-average incomes. You can follow Christianity or you can follow Sergianism. It’s interesting… the ones who loudly accused the MP hierarchy of “Sergianism” during the Sov era now stand exposed as Sergianist cheerleaders for Free Market buccaneering and bloodsucking. Fancy that… what they criticised, they now espouse. God DOES have a sense of justice, doesn’t He? Do you want to honour Christ, or, do you want to worship Mammon (the Almighty Dollar)?

Choose well… your eternal destiny does rest upon it…

BMD barbara-drezhloBarbara-Marie Drezhlo

Monday 21 January 2013

Albany NY 

Saturday, 6 October 2012

6 October 2012. A Point to Ponder. Just What IS “Pro-Life?”

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Let’s not take forever on this. “Pro-Life” is so much more than anti-abortion… it’s being against the death penalty for non-state crimes (hey, that was Tsar Aleksandr‘s stance, and he was no weak sister)… it’s being critical of promiscuous warmongering… it’s being for economic justice in the marketplace for workers and consumers. The late John Cardinal O’Connor called it the “seamless garment“. He was right… if you advocate war in foreign parts on flimsy pretexts… if you advocate the death penalty for crimes that aren’t against the state or the society as a whole (that is, Timothy McVeigh and the Minsk Metro bombers were examples of legit capital punishment)… if you advocate anarchic libertarian nihilism (“economic freedom” and “shrinking the state”)… if you defend a tax system that cheats the working class to enrich the Wet Willies… you’re NOT Pro-Life… not at all.

Let’s put it plainly… if you support the Republican Party, you’re not Pro-Life… their platform is antipodes removed from Christianity and justice. That’s the way it is…

BMD

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