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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Ike on the Dedication of the Islamic Centre in DC… It’s NOT Trump the Chump… Mutual Respect, Not “Multiculturalism”, That’s the Ticket

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It’s a privilege to take part in this ceremony of dedication. Meeting with you now, in front of one of the newest and most beautiful buildings in Washington, it’s fitting that we re-dedicate ourselves to the peaceful progress of all men under one God. I’d like to assure you that under the American Constitution, under American tradition, and in American hearts, this Centre, this place of worship, is just as welcome as could be a similar edifice of any other religion. Indeed, America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience. This concept is, indeed, a part of America, and without that concept, we’d be something else than what we are.

The countries that sponsored and built this Islamic Centre have for centuries contributed to the building of civilisation. With their traditions of learning and rich culture, the countries of Islam have added much to mankind’s advancement. Inspired by a sense of brotherhood, common to our innermost beliefs, we can here together reaffirm our determination to secure the foundation of a just and lasting peace. Our country has long enjoyed a strong bond of friendship with the Islamic nations; like all healthy relationships, this relationship must be mutually beneficial. Civilisation owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements. From fundamental discoveries in medicine to the highest planes of astronomy, the Muslim genius has added much to the culture of all peoples. That genius has been a wellspring of science, commerce and the arts, and has provided for all of us many lessons in courage and in hospitality.

This fruitful relationship between peoples, going far back into history, becomes more important each year. Today, thousands of Americans, both private individuals and governmental officials, live and work… and grow in understanding… amongst the peoples of Islam. At the same time, in our country, many from the Muslim lands… students, businessmen, and representatives of states… enjoy the benefits of experience amongst the people of this country. From these many personal contacts, here and abroad, I firmly believe that there will be a broader understanding and a deeper respect for the worth of all men, and a stronger resolution to work together for the good of mankind.

As I stand beneath these graceful arches, surrounded on every side by friends from far and near, I’m convinced that our common goals are both right and promising. Faithful to the demands of justice and of brotherhood, each working according to the lights of his own conscience, our world must advance along the paths of peace. Guided by this hope, I consider it a great personal and official honour to open the Islamic Centre, and I offer my congratulations to its sponsors and my best wishes to all who enter into its use.

Dwight D Eisenhower

President of the USA

1953-61

Thursday, 15 January 2015

That’s a Whole Lotta Chutzpah Department… Fatso and Freddie to Hold Dixie Fry in Chi-Chi DC Suburb… 50 Clams a Head or Go Home

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Well… it looks like California Fats has resurfaced… with Freddie M-G as his Sancho Panza. These two great startsi are going to give a lecture, The Orthodox Path to Contemplation, and it’s gonna cost 50 smackers a head (75 “for families”). Let’s see, Freddie normally scalps people 25 a head for her bloviations, so, if you get two “speakers”, you pay twice as much… that’s the Free Market Crapitalist Gospel at work! 50 bucks for 3 1/2 hours of pearls of wisdom from two unimpeachable non-authorities (Freddie has no Orthodox theological training in a real resident Orthodox facility at all; Fats dropped out of GTU, he only has a basic MDiv).

Let me tell ya, Old School ethnic parishes had lectures… they had speakers… they had “teach-ins” and seminars… they were gratis… it didn’t cost you one thin dime to come in. Most times, they didn’t even pass the hat. If they did, the money went to the local parish. Usually, the ladies whomped up some nice Old Timey grub… pierogies n’ kapusta, anyone? That was usually on the house, too. Unlike Little Mizz Freddie, Madame Koulomzin would come to a parish, and she wouldn’t charge an entrance fee. She and her husband Nikita would’ve been MORTIFIED if a parish charged admission… people were glad to throw money in the techka to help her take religious books to the USSR. However, Sophie and Nikita would’ve NEVER charged an entrance fee… they were Old School First Wave émigrés… those sorts had class; they never did things like that. They’d die before they’d do something so crass as to charge admission!

By the Way… Leesburg VA is an oh-so-toney DC burb… the median family income is 105,000 USD (6.83 million Roubles. 650,000 Renminbi. 6.5 million INR. 125,000 CAD. 128,000 AUD. 90,000 Euros. 69,000 UK Pounds)… only the RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE will be there. Makes ya wanna hurl, doesn’t it? By their fruits ye shall know them… as far as Freddie and Fats are concerned, that’s all that one needs to say… Fats got shitcanned for sticky fingers with money and insubordination to the Holy Synod… Freddie hangs out with the Uniate enemies of the Church. QED… sorry, ain’t it?

Bite the coin… there be counterfeits out there.

One last thing… perspirin’ minds wanna know if Potapov and Webster are going to show up? Now, that’s INTERESTING…

BMD

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