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Saturday, 11 March 2017

11 March 2017. My Thoughts on Politics

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Yes… politics is a serious business… it’s why we have to keep Liberal extremists like “conservatives” and “liberals” (taken together, they make up “neoliberalism”) from power. Actually, One Nation Conservatism (Red Toryism) and Socialism have much in common. The USA never had conservatism, as it was a Radical Republic (in Continental European terms) from the outset. The USA never had a Conservative leader such as Otto von Bismarck, P A Stolypin, Aleksandr III Aleksandrovich, or Dief the Chief. It’s only had oligarch-loving and money-grubbing Liberals (“conservatives”). No… by its very nature, foundation, and history, the USA is INCAPABLE of Conservatism. Yes, Marine le Pen and Viktor Mihály Orbán are Conservatives… Trump, Ryan, McConnell, Hannity, Buchanan, and Dreher emphatically are NOT such. You can’t be Conservative and believe in the power of money and rule by the One Percent. Do note that all American “conservatives” do so. Oh, yes… Conservatives believe in universal single-payer healthcare, a strong state-funded social safety-net, and a vigorous defence of the environment. “Conservatives” don’t… they’re in favour of greed and rapine by the rich… the country, society, and nature be damned. No similarities between Conservatives and “American Conservatives”, is there?

Keep it focused… don’t call Radical Liberals “conservatives”… what does that tell you about those who do so? Not very bright, are they?

BMD

11 March 2017. A Read n’ Heed Point to Ponder

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Editor:

Vladyki Lazar gets it right. America will survive Trump and Clinton. America will survive Paul Ryan and Tom Perez. America will survive Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Serge Schmemann, and Sofiya Kishkovskaya. America will survive the Republicans and Establishment Dems. America IS better than all that. It’ll survive the Age of Greed ushered in by Reagan and the Clintons (and buttressed by Bush II and Obama). It’ll survive the phoney “religion” of the “conservatives” and the “liberals” alike. I have faith in this country of ours and in the solidity and moral fibre of its people… I have none in the Establishment, its media, and its political lapdogs. I’ll confide that I’m not alone in thinking that way.

One last thing… Vladyki Lazar’s take on “sexual minorities” is an almost word-for-word lifting of HH’s attitude on the subject. That should give you an idea on how Orthodox his loudmouth feral rightwing critics are. Interesting world that we live in, no?

BMD

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America isn’t in such dire straits. America is still strong, and the American people are still an essentially good and generous people. The fear and alarm about that is so ill-placed. What’s alarming is the callous savage attitude of so many rightwing “fearists” against the poor and against children who live in poverty above all. America is fine and will continue to be fine, despite her politicians. The greatness of America is its people, not its politicians.

Bishop Lazar Puhalo

Sunday, 1 November 2015

1 November 2015. They All Had Faces… They All Had Names… BASTARDS!

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25 of the victims of the aircrash in the Sinai were kids. KIDS. INNOCENTS.

There are three main culprits in this. Firstly, there were the putative perps… ISIS. If you thought that ISIS wasn’t long for this world before, trust me, it just signed its death warrant with this. All of Russia is now convinced that ISIS did this. This terakt* did nothing but to fill every Russian with a cold and terrible resolve… there’ll be no rest until all of ISIS lies safely in the grave. Secondly, there are the Uniate/schismo nationalists in the Ukraine. They danced for glee at this. Their social media posts were full of rejoicing and chortling. Make no mistake on that, Russians saw that, too, as did the patriot elements in Novorossiya and the rest of the Ukraine. That inhuman and bloodthirsty outpouring drove the last nails into the junta’s coffin. Mind you, they’ll stagger on for a while, yet. However, no Russian wants any part of them or their lunacy. Thirdly, there were the Langley puppeteers of ISIS and the Uniate/schismo nationalists… if this turns out to be a terakt, it’ll have “Made in the USA” stamped all over it. American neoliberal “conservatives” have no regard for human life or common decency, as one can see in the actions and words of Chilly Hilly, John McCain, Barack Obama, Butcher Biden, Ted Cruz, Victoria Nuland, John Kerry, and Paul Ryan. Note well that both Republicans and “official” Democrats are equally bloodthirsty murderers.

Official America has fallen… it REFUSES to get up. IT REFUSES. Reflect on that, and reflect on it well.

Никто не забыт, ничто не забыто! Nothing is forgotten, no one is forgotten!

America had best understand that violence, trickery, and deceit can only take one so far…

  • Terakt: Russian acronym for “terrorist action”

BMD

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Who’s More Fallible on Economics: Paul Ryan or Pope Francisco?

00 Mother Jones to Wet Willy Romney. 28.12.13

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Last week, US Representative Paul Ryan (RWI) said about Pope Francisco Bergoglio, the head of the Catholic Church, “The guy’s from Argentina; they haven’t had real capitalism in Argentina”. With a wave of Ryan’s hand, he swept away the tension between his political stance and his faith… the conduit of an omniscient God simply doesn’t know what real capitalism looks like. As Politico pointed up, Pope Francisco keeps saying things that are outside the Republican Party‘s economic worldview. In November, we figured that Francisco’s criticism of capitalism might bring him into tension with Ryan; after all, saying that trickle-down economics “expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralised workings of the prevailing economic system” essentially condemns Ryan’s political orthodoxy.

Ryan offered his response in an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel… somewhat amusingly focused on his support for a casino in the state. He said, “The guy’s from Argentina; they haven’t had real capitalism in Argentina. They have crony capitalism in Argentina. They don’t have a true free enterprise system”. Ryan seems to suggest that one can’t comment on another country’s economic system without having lived there for an extended period. Francisco’s social views aren’t a small problem for American conservatives. Earlier this month, NBC and The Wall Street Journal polled Americans on their views about the new pope. Nearly two-thirds of Democrats approved of the job he’s doing; fewer than half of Republicans did. Religion is central in much of American conservative philosophy, so, having the leader of one particularly influential religion directly attacking the GOP‘s economic ideology could leave rightwingers a bit unsettled.

For Ryan, it’s particularly bad. As 2016 approaches, he’s trying to reposition himself as a champion of the poor, even earning a laudatory profile in BuzzFeed for his efforts. As Jonathan Chait points up in New York, Ryan’s born-again commitment to the poor isn’t a new talking point. In Chait’s words, “It might seem odd that Ryan’s determination to keep his love of the poor quiet would nevertheless leak out in the media, over and over again. It’s impossible to disprove the suggestion that Ryan has grown obsessed with helping the poor. However, what exactly does this mean? He’s devoted his entire career to policies that would, as first-order effects, increase the incomes of the rich, and decrease the incomes of the poor. Ryan has always argued that the first-order effects are less important than the deeper incentives he’d unleash… cutting taxes for the rich and reducing subsidies for the poor would make both work harder”.

Those are the sort of policies Pope Francisco explicitly commented upon. To which Ryan feebly responds, “Yeah, well, Argentina’s lame”. As he puts together his presidential campaign team, expect to see a staff member whose only job is to keep an eye out for white smoke coming from a chimney in St Peter’s Square.

26 December 2013

Philip Bump

The Wire

http://www.thewire.com/politics/2013/12/who-more-fallible-economics-paul-ryan-or-pope-francis/356503/

Editor’s Note:

Francisco Bergoglio tied up the Righties’ nicks in a knot. They make all kinds of noise about how “religious” they are… now, one of the most major religious figures in the world says, in essence, “Thou fools and hypocrites! Depart from me and go into the outer darkness where there’s wailing and gnashing of teeth, to your father in Hell”. Ryan’s particularly torpedoed… he’s revealed as a piss-poor Catholic who believes more in Ayn Rand’s maunderings than in the teachings of Our Lord Christ. Since he spits on Our Lord Christ… is Dolan going to refuse Ryan communion publicly for attacking the Catholic Church’s teachings and its leader? Don’t hold your breath… the Catholic hierarchy doesn’t take the “seamless garment” concept seriously any more… it’s become a “tattered garment”, as they obsequiously repeat the Republican Party’s godless Me First ideology. It’s why I’ll have nothing to do with the so-called US “Pro-Life” movement.

One of the main reasons why Democrats favour Pope Francisco is that there’s a higher percentage of Catholics in Democratic ranks than there are in the Republican Party. The GOP has made itself into a “sectarian-friendly” body, which means that it has a very high proportion of anti-Catholic Know Nothings amongst its base. It’s become the default Party of Evangelicals, Mormons, and other sectarians. Ergo, of course, they don’t like Francisco. They’re nutters who believe that the Catholic Church is the Whore of Babylon (and that all of the rest of us will roast in Hell after the Judgement). Therefore, the Republican reaction against the pope is more a result of their religious lunacy, not their politics (which is why Orthodox shouldn’t have anything to do with Evangelicals and their ilk).

Yes, the Righties are “religious”… but without any relation to Real Christianity, the Real Church, or the Real Christ (Jayzuss isn’t Jesus… do ponder that). Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity…. don’t forget WHO said that…

BMD

 

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