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Saturday, 23 August 2014

23 August 2014. Ilyich Asks You, “Well, How Can You Live Under Capitalism?”

00 Well, how can you live under capitalism. 22.08.14

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There’s no more hot water in Kiev working-class apartments. Pensions are half of what they once were, and workers are hitting the bricks due to closing enterprises (most of the Ukrainian economy catered to the Russian market). Adulterated bread is on sale in Kiev bakeries and many goods are no longer to be found in the shops for any price. Most men are on the lam from the draft… no one wants to die for the oligarch/Uniate fascist junta. The natural gas supply is running out and is due to be gone in the depths of a winter that many predict will be the coldest in decades. The junta is Capitalism on Steroids! They’re smashing their heel into the faces of ordinary people, and the US Republican Party and the Uniate hierarchy giggle their demented approval of it all.

Ilyich asks you, “Well, do you want to live under Capitalism?” I think that we’re seeing the answer to that in the former Ukraine. Who woulda thunk it… when the commies said, “Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will live”, they weren’t joking. Remember the bitter joke that circulates today in all former lands of the USSR, “We knew that they were lying to us about communism, but we didn’t realise that they were telling the truth to us about capitalism”. Don’t listen to capitalist propaganda about Ilyich… he wasn’t an angel; he wasn’t a demon. He was a fallible human being… but he WAS a man who didn’t steal… who didn’t put on airs… who wasn’t corrupt… who truly treated all as equals… who lived modestly and without ostentation… who was flexible and willing to admit that he was wrong (NEP, any one?).

The people suffer. The oligarchs shit on the people and the Uniate/schismatical priests bless the oppressors. This is evil… and I’m not the only one to think so…

BMD

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Pope Francisco Attacks “Savage Capitalism”

00 Free Market Trickle Down Economics at Work. 15.05.13

HH AGREES with Pope Francisco… their words are similar, no? Reflect on this… all too many priests here in the American diaspora suck up to the Affluent Effluent (or the merely comfortable, that’s how miserable our clergy have become). HH and the Pope of Rome don’t agree with them. It’s simple… you can stand with Pope Francisco and HH, or, you can stand with Victor Potapov, James Paffhausen, Chad Hatfield, Patrick Henry Reardon, and Rod Dreher. It’s your choice…

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Sean Hannity… the greatest Catholic in America by his own estimation… probably feels like his head’s about to explode. There’s a crosier-carrying communist behind the wheel of the Popemobile. Considering comments by Pope Francisco yesterday, particularly in the wake of his criticism of “savage capitalism” earlier this year… there’s really no other way the nut jobs on the right can spin it. Francisco is channelling Lenin. According to Reuters, the Pope chucked prepared remarks yesterday at a meeting in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, and spoke from the heart to a crowd of 20,000 unemployed workers, “including miners in hard hats”. His change of plans came about after he spoke to three unemployed individuals, including the married father of three, who told Francisco that joblessness “oppresses you and wears you out to the depths of your soul”. Francisco responded with real feeling, “I find suffering here. It weakens you and robs you of hope. Excuse me if I use strong words, but where there’s no work, there’s no dignity”.

Later, the Pope celebrated mass in front of 300,000 outside the cathedral in Cagliari and told listeners, “We don’t want this globalised economic system which does us so much harm. Men and women have to be at the centre (of an economic system) as God wants, not money”. Today, unemployment across the island of Sardinia stands at 20 percent, but Francisco said that the problem is worldwide, “the consequence of a world choice, of an economic system that brings about this tragedy, an economic system that has at its centre an idol which is called money”. Of course, Pope Francisco’s Marxist tendencies were in evidence before. As bishop of Buenos Aires, he “sided with unemployed workers in their conflict with government austerity plans, [and] ended his improvised speech [on Sunday] with a prayer asking God to ‘give us work and teach us to fight for work’”.

His comments yesterday only prove what the right must have already suspected. The red banner will soon fly over the Vatican! According to reports in The Guardian, Pope Francico hit out at “unbridled capitalism” this past May. He called for ethical reforms in the financial system to create a more humane society. At the time, Francisco said, “We’ve created new idols. The worship of the golden calf of old has found a new and heartless image in the cult of money and the dictatorship of an economy which is faceless and lacking any truly humane goal”. Calling what we have now “savage capitalism”, Pope Francisco insisted that growing inequality in society was caused by “ideologies which uphold the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation, and thus deny the right of control to states, which are themselves charged with providing for the common good”. The Pope also noted last July that a “culture of selfishness” was widening the gap between rich and poor. Then, he called for greater efforts to fight hunger and poverty.

Of course, in Tea Party circles, where the faithful wear WWTD bracelets (What Would Ted Do) in honour of Senator Ted Cruz, these could be classed as “fighting words”. In any case, we now have a leader of the Catholic Church who might argue that raising the minimum wage is just… who might say that limiting executive pay at top American companies (now equal to that of 327 ordinary workers) and pouring some of the excess into other workers’ pockets makes more sense… that insuring needy individual have access to health care is both humane and just. Or, as the crazies on the right might put it… Francisco is nothing more than a Marxist in a mitre. Really, Senator Cruz, just think about it. What was Jesus up to when he gave away all those loaves and fishes?

23 September 2013

John Viall

Addicting Info

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/09/23/pope-francis-attacks-savage-capitalism/

 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

14 September 2013. How Western Imperialism Works…

00 How Western Imperialism Works. 14.09.13

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Need I add any more? Reflect on this… despite the external differences, Christiane Amanpour and Bill O’Reilly really want the same thing in Syria. That is, a socialist society should surrender to the Affluent Effluent and allow itself to be raped by them. Remember, both CNN and Fox News are LIBERALS… in the truest sense of the term… individualism reigns and business runs amok. There are no real conservatives left in the West… you forget that at your peril.

BMD

 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Pope Francisco Criticises “Savage Capitalism” On Visit to Food Kitchen

00 Remember Our Heritage. 12.06

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On Tuesday, Pope Francisco Bergoglio criticised what he called “savage capitalism” on a visit to a food kitchen, in an address in which he called for the revival of the values of generosity and charity, saying, “A savage capitalism has taught the logic of profit at any cost, of giving in order to get, of exploitation without thinking of people… and we see the results in the crisis we are experiencing”. Francisco greeted the men and women coming to the “Gift of Maria” food kitchen, located at the walls of the Vatican. The first non-European pontiff in centuries, the Argentine-born pope last week called for financial reform, condemning a “dictatorship of the economy” and a “cult of money”. Francisco has set a simpler style for the papacy since taking office in March, shunning traditional ornate garments, and living in a guesthouse instead of the Apostolic Palace. He said that he wants the 1.2-billion-member Catholic Church to defend the poor and to be more austere itself.

21 May 2013

Naomi O’Leary

Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/21/us-pope-capitalism-idUSBRE94K12K20130521

Editor’s Note:

There’s no joy in Mudville… actually, no joy in the District and its suburbs. You see, HH AGREES with Pope Francisco on the topic of capitalism. That is, the leaders of the two largest Christian bodies on the planet see eye-to-eye on the subject of DAS KAPITAL (and its soulless grasping votaries and devotees). They’re both LEFTISTS! They both DISAGREE with Paffhausen, Potapov, Mattingly, and Dreher… indeed, they make it clear that these American gents aren’t only wrong, they’re purveyors of an evil and putrid ideology of greed and godless pride.

As for us Russian Orthodox people, let’s remember Baba and Dede (and how they struggled for what’s right and true and just)… nothing more need be said…

BMD 

Some Vox Pop from the Cabinet:

“I remember my baba going after Metropolitan Leonty because she was worried her grandchildren would leave the Church if the services were only in Slavonic. The convert scum these days don’t know anything about anything”.

‘Nuff said…

BMD

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