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Sunday, 15 November 2015

15 November 2015. ALL “Conservative” Definitions of “Freedom” SUCK… It’s “Freedom” for the Moneyed and Slavery for YOU

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One of the shibboleths tossed about by neoliberal “conservative” pundits such as Rod Dreher is “economic freedom”… that is, the moneyed have the “freedom” to shaft you every which way but loose, with no government intervention, with soulless “conservatives” such as Hannity, Dreher, and Coulter urging them on. It’s the argument that the Anglos used to justify slavery and to legitimate the genocide of the Native peoples of the Americas.


That’s what all the honeyed words of the “conservatives” mean. As a priest of my acquaintance put it:

Capitalism: I have mine, so screw you, and get your own.

People like Paffhausen, Webster, Dreher, Freddie M-G, Mattingly, and others push this soulless demonic programme … they have the chutzpah to label it “Christian”. I kid you not. Their real gods are the Almighty Dollar and Exceptional America… do note that none of them speaks up for the oppressed and victimised… none of them do so. They excuse all sorts of clerical corruption, nastiness, and abuse… because “we have to listen to the priests” (Freddie M-G said so). Allied to this is their perverted sense of “religious freedom”. Look at the following image, which captures it brilliantly:


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“Religious freedom” doesn’t mean the right to believe as one wills, nor is it even the right of a particular church body to have a say over what happens on their property. All decent people say “amen” to that. Rather, it’s the “right” to ram one’s religious beliefs down another’s throat. That is, we’re NOT talking about a church not wanting gay weddings on their property or the right of a person to believe such wrong. We’re talking about a pharmacist refusing to dispense a legal drug or an employer to refuse to cover contraception because “it offends their religious beliefs”. I’d fight for any person to hold what they will, even if I find it distasteful or wrong… I’d fight for any church to have the right not to sponsor or allow events that they find wrong. However, a secular business is NOT a person or a church… it’s a legal entity chartered to do business with the public. By definition, it doesn’t and can’t have religious beliefs or rights.

The Church does NOT take the maximalist view. St Nektary of Optina blessed G K Zhukov (a believer) to serve in the Red Army, to serve his country. We are NOT crusaders. The Church witnesses, worships, and prays… it doesn’t protest or fight. We do NOT share the attitude of Catholics and “Evangelicals”… rather, Orthodox bend with the wind… yes, that’s what we do… it’s how the Church survived many a REAL crisis. Mensurius handed over heretical scriptures when the pagan magistrate demanded the holy books… he didn’t protest or engage in empty false martyrdom. Indeed, Bishop Mensurius issued a ukase forbidding Christians to pray for those who “ran to martyrdom”. It was one thing to accept persecution… it was quite another to tempt it.

It’s not as “simple” as the “conservatives” make it out to be. Just know that they push an agenda 180 degrees removed from that of the Church. The Church teaches that the state is necessary and that it must exist to curb the evils and wilful sinfulness of fallen mankind. The “conservatives” preach a nihilistic and demonic “freedom” that extolls mankind’s perfectibility, so much so that man doesn’t need government!

If you want to follow the Church, you must reject American “conservatism” and all of its works… God wills it…


Monday, 2 November 2015

2 November 2015. No Words Necessary Department…

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In a Greek country town, the fascist occupiers and their local collaborators set up a stage. They gathered the people and promised them all sorts of material incentives to help search for Jews. Many appeared to be moved by this and seemed ready to help the fascists. The local pappas came on the scene, walking through the crowd, looking at everyone. When he got in front of them, he simply said:

Our Lord Christ lived and died a Jew.

Nothing more. He left with composure and dignity, not in a hurry at all. The crowd dispersed.

That is the Churchly attitude to anti-Semitism. Oppose it wherever you find it. It’s most common in the ROCOR (and other Russian Orthodox bodies, too), most often found amongst “conservatives” (both White Guard and American varieties). Have a care… anti-Semitism can rot out your Orthodoxy from the inside out. Like all hate, there’s nothing positive about it. Be on your guard… the times are evil…


Sunday, 1 November 2015

1 November 2015. Reject Nihilist Conservatism… It’s the Ideology of Hell on Earth

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American “conservatism” in all of its forms is evil to the bone and no decent person should have anything to do with it. “Conservatives” are either dupes or conscious enablers of evil. Whiteford is a classic dupe… he isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, so, it’s not very Christian to beat up on him. He’s just not very bright. That’s also true of the Monomuckos toddlers and of minor irritants such as Dominick and Damick. They’re just regurgitators of predigested pabulum. However… Dreher, Potapov, Paffhausen, Reardon, Webster, Mattingly, and those like them DO know what they’re doing. They’re conscious enablers of an evil order that stands against everything that the Church stands for. They consciously work for a feral and demonic order of unregulated crapitalism, toadyism to the rich (Potapov is particularly vile in his obsequiousness to the wealthy), no government programmes to aid those in need, perpetual warfare, a prison-house state, worship of money, and promiscuous use of the death penalty.

Oppose all those who use “religion” as a figleaf to cover evil. Remember, not all the godless are atheists… the worst demonspawn are “religious” and bleat loudly about their “faith”. You forget that at your peril.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

18 October 2015. You Can’t Make Up Shit Like This… Westboro Baptist Plans Protest Against Kentucky County Clerk Who Refused to “Do” Gay Marriages

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When Kim Davis first entered the spotlight, she handled pro-equality protestors by asking them to leave the Rowan County courthouse under the authority of God. On Monday, Davis will have the opportunity to respond to a different kind of protest when the Westboro Baptist Church arrives on her doorstep. The infamous hate group announced their plans to picket Davis’ workplace because she’s a “self-righteous hypocrite” and “fake Christian” with an adulterous past. A media release read in part:

As it happened, the Supreme Court of the United States, fulfilling their destiny, made same-sex marriage the law of the land. The duty of all mankind is to OBEY the laws of God and the laws of man. Enter, Kim Davis. Rowan County Kentucky Clerk, with high-dollar salary and digs, she acquired, ONLY after she took an oath to uphold and defend the constitution and the laws. Kim claims that she has lived in proud sin for many years, divorcing and remarrying, not one time or two times, in fact you need a scorecard to keep track. Her lawyers, being smooth talking fellows say that all that was before her call to salvation two years ago when her current mother-in-law died. … These matters aren’t hard and unclear. That man that Kim Davis is living with and calling her husband, IS NOT! Her husband is Dwain Wallace, who she married when she was 18-years-old. It doesn’t matter how many years you pile on, it was adultery at the beginning, and it was adultery in the middle, and it’s indeed adultery today!

“God Hates Kim Davis” may just be the best sign they’re ever going to make.

16 October 2015

Matthew Tharrett




This was my FB comment on this:

This is surreal… it’s Dalí without the spiritual insight… its Kafka without the underlying genius… it’s simply so absurd that even absurdity itself can’t contain it. Pass me the jug… this is too much of a muchness…

These are also interesting comments:

  • This is definitely interesting. A group of people who twist Scripture to spread hate posits itself against another person who belongs to a sect that denies the Trinity. This would be entertaining if it weren’t so sad for the faith.
  • So, is facing the wrath of Westboro Baptist kind of like having one of your songs parodied by Weird Al? Does it mean that, in some strange little corner of pop culture, somewhere, you’ve finally “made it?”

This is the true face of the Rabid Right… it’s vacuous, incoherent, and self-centred. That’s why the Repugs are steaming full-steam-ahead into disaster next year… they truly are that clueless.

This isn’t funny… its reality, and real people will get hurt before it’s over. I need to find a corner to be sick in…


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