Modernism Kills…

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FOR THE RECORD:

How “Progressive” Ideology Led To COVID-19 Catastrophe In Spain

Authored by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

The Spanish government, comprised of a coalition of Socialists and Communists, is facing legal action for alleged negligence in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The government is accused of putting its narrow ideological interests ahead of the safety and wellbeing of the public, and, in so doing, unnecessarily worsening the humanitarian crisis now gripping Spain, currently the second-worst afflicted country in Europe after Italy.

A class action lawsuit filed on March 19 accuses the Spanish government — highly ideological by any standard, as the Communist coalition partner, Podemos, was founded with seed money from the Venezuelan government — of knowingly endangering public safety by encouraging the public to participate in more than 75 feminist marches, held across Spain on March 8, to mark International Women’s Day.

The nationwide rallies were aimed at protesting the government’s perennial bugbear: the alleged patriarchy of Western civilization.

Hundreds of thousands of people participated in those marches, and several high-profile attendees — including Spain’s deputy prime minister, as well as the prime minister’s wife and mother, and also the wife of the leader of Podemos — have since tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is unknown how many people were infected by the coronavirus as a result of the rallies.

The lawsuit, involving more than 5,000 plaintiffs, accuses Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his representatives in Spain’s 17 autonomous regions of “prevarication” — a Spanish legal term that means lying and deceiving. The government was allegedly so determined to ensure that the feminist marches took place on March 8 that it deliberately downplayed warnings about the pandemic. These warnings include:

  • September 2019. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, an international panel of experts convened by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), warned of a “very real threat of a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen killing 50 to 80 million people and wiping out nearly 5% of the world’s economy.
  • December 31. China alerted WHO to several cases of unusual pneumonia in Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people in the central Hubei province. The virus was unknown.
  • January 7. China identified the new coronavirus as the cause of a mystery disease in Wuhan.
  • January 21. WHO confirmed human-to-human transmission of the virus.
  • January 29. Spanish pharmaceutical cooperatives warned that pharmacies were running out of masks due to a surge in demand. Sales of masks surged by 3,000% in January compared to the year before.
  • January 30. WHO Director-General declared the coronavirus outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.
  • January 31. The first known case of COVID-19 in Spain was confirmed in La Gomera, Canary Islands, where a German tourist tested positive and was admitted to a local hospital.
  • February 12. Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest mobile phone trade fair, which draws more than 100,000 participants from 200 countries, was cancelled due to fears of coronavirus. The financial loss to Barcelona and the city’s hospitality industry was estimated to be €500 million ($560 million).
  • February 24. More than 1,000 guests and employees at the Costa Adeje Palace hotel in Tenerife, Canary Islands, were quarantined after an Italian citizen tested positive for COVID-19.
  • February 27. A 62-year-old man from Seville tested positive for COVID-19. His was the first case of local transmission of the virus in Spain. The man said that he believed he was infected during a banking conference in Malaga, where he sat next to a partner who traveled to the Canary Islands on vacation and had had contact with people from Asia. Doctors said that the diagnosis was of “great importance” because it proved that COVID-19 has been circulating in Spain without detection.
  • March 2. The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention advised European countries to cancel mass gatherings of people to prevent the transmission of coronavirus.
  • March 2. The Spanish Medical Agency sent a letter to pharmaceutical distributors to restrict the marketing of masks and to block their distribution across Spanish pharmacies. The agency’s objective, on the advice of the Ministry of Health, was to ensure the supply of masks to hospitals and health centers at a time when the number of confirmed cases was beginning to multiply. The measure blocked sales to Spanish pharmacies, as well as sales abroad.
  • March 3. The regional health ministry in Valencia announced that the first coronavirus fatality in Spain died on February 13. Health authorities did not know he had the virus until 19 days after his death — an indication that Spanish authorities have been slow to understand the outbreak. Since coronavirus cases that end in death last between two and eight weeks, in addition to a 14-day incubation period, it is possible that the man was infected as early as the beginning of January.
  • March 3. Spanish authorities ordered major football and basketball matches to be held behind closed doors with no spectators allowed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
  • March 6. The Spanish Ministry of Health advised: “The precautionary principle must prevail. The emergence of a hitherto unknown virus means that precautionary measures must be taken based on the existing scientific knowledge regarding viruses.”

On March 7, despite these warnings, the Spanish government’s main point man for the coronavirus, Fernando Simón, claimed in a nationwide press conference that there was no risk of attending the rallies on March 8.

“If my son asks me if he can go, I will tell him to do whatever he wants,” he said.

The intrepid, Spain-based journalist Matthew Bennett discovered that the Spanish government failed to report new coronavirus cases between March 6 and March 9, apparently in an effort to downplay the danger to the public of attending the rallies.

On March 9, after the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Madrid doubled in one day, the President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, ordered all schools in the capital to be closed for at least two weeks. The decision by the regional government caught the central government by surprise and effectively forced it to act.

  • March 10. Spanish Health Minister Salvador Illa, a Catalan philosophy major with no experience in medicine, said: “Today’s situation may be different from yesterday’s, it is changing, and this will continue to be so until we overcome this situation.”
  • March 11. The Spanish government acknowledged that it knew on March 8, before the feminist rallies took place, that the coronavirus outbreak in Madrid was out of control.
  • March 12. Prime Minister Sánchez, defending himself against criticism that he allowed the marches to go ahead, said that his government was responding to the “dynamic” situation of the coronavirus by “adapting” to the “hourly” recommendations of scientific experts.
  • March 14. The central government announced a nationwide state of emergency that effectively placed 46 million people in lockdown for at least 15 days. All non-essential travel has been prohibited and people are confined to their homes except in cases of emergency or to purchase food or medicine. All schools and universities in the country are closed.
  • March 29. The lockdown, the strictest in all of Europe, was extended until April 11.

The lawsuit has been forwarded to the Spanish Supreme Court due to the prime minister’s immunity.

Article 404 of the Penal Code establishes a penalty of between nine to 15 years of disqualification for public office for public officials convicted of the crime of prevarication.

Víctor Valladares, a Madrid-based lawyer who is leading the lawsuit, said:

“The result of the calls for these demonstrations and their direct approval by government delegations and by the inaction of the central government chaired by the accused, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, could not be more antagonistic to what the EU indicated in its report. Why was not an order issued to prevent any type of mass event?”

Meanwhile, the Association of Doctors and Medics of Madrid (AMYTS) and the Confederation of Medical Trade Unions (CESM) also filed lawsuits against the government. The complaint demands that the federal and local governments provide hospitals in Madrid with masks, protective glasses and waste containers within 24 hours.

The Spanish blogger Elentir, who operates the blog Contando Estrelas, a politically astute website that is essential to understanding contemporary Spanish politics, wrote:

“As we found out, 16 days late, the first death from coronavirus had occurred in Spain on February 13. Faced with the risk that the massive feminist mobilizations on Sunday, March 8 could be cancelled, Fernando Simón commented: ‘We have no specific recommendation on the suspension of the rally on March 8.’

“On March 9, one day after the feminist marches, Health Minister Salvador Illa expressly recommend that all people with chronic diseases or multiple pathologies do not leave their homes except for emergencies…. He said this immediately after the feminist rallies held on March 8.

“Honestly, it seems to me a joke that the government has waited until today, clearly for political reasons, to make this announcement. The Socialist-Communist government has once again put its political interests above the common good. This gross negligence should lead to resignations.”

Criticism of the Spanish government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis has also come from members of the Socialist Party itself. On March 22, Juan Luis Cebrián, a co-founder of the newspaper El País, a notorious mouthpiece of the Socialist Party, wrote:

“The crocodile tears of so many political leaders who claim that no one could have imagined such a thing such as the coronavirus do not make any sense. There were not only those who imagined it: they foresaw it, and they seriously warned about it. There has undoubtedly been negligence on the part of the various health ministers and their bosses, and in France three doctors have already filed a complaint against the government for this reason. The consequence is that most Western nations today are overwhelmed in their abilities to fight the epidemic. They reacted late and erroneously. Lacking is: hospital beds, medical personnel, respirators and transparency in official information.

“On February 24, WHO officially declared the probability that we would be faced with a pandemic. Despite this and knowing the magnitude of the threat, which has already been fully realized in several countries, hardly any measures were taken in most of the potential scenarios for the spread of the virus. In the case of Spain, attendance at gigantic demonstrations was encouraged, the holding of massive popular festivals was promoted, urgent funding for research was delayed, the threat was minimized, and even the official still in charge today of the scientific recommendations dared to say between smiles that there was no risk to the population.

“This is not the time to open a debate on the subject, but it is legitimate to assume that in addition to political responsibilities, citizens… will have the right to demand legal redress if there is guilty negligence.”

Spain is one of the European countries most effected by the virus: As of March 29, more than 80,000 people had been diagnosed with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and more than 6,500 had died as a result. The actual number of people infected may be ten times higher due to the lack of testing of asymptomatic cases. As the pandemic runs its course, Spain is on track soon to overtake Italy as Europe’s hardest-hit country.

On Post-Modernist Neo-Marxists, Experts And Science…

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So your humble blogger follows a number of youtube channels in addition to the websites that are referenced in the Deus ex Machina posts.

And as you dear and loyal readers might have noticed yourselves, the internet and especially youtube have turned into a primary source of unfiltered, objective and independant information. I.e. NEWS

Now I am aware that there is a lot of #fakenews on the net, but a person who has a minimal amount of critical thinking skills can discern between that which is false from that which is TRUE. And the TRUTH, or at least this has been the experience of this humble blogger, appears to attract the intellect of people who possess good will, like a magnet. Hence these youtube channels have amassed large followings.

One quick example of this TRUTH AS MAGNET PHENOMENON is the use of the term “neo-Marxist” or “Marxist” media.

Over the last few months, I have been noticing the use of the designator “Marxist media” or “neo-Marxist media” becoming wide spread.

The first OCCURENCE observed was in a Dr Steve Turley video a number of months back. Then Mark Dice started doing it. Then Frank Walker. The latest is Michael Voris. Lately I stumbled upon the website of Salty Cracker, and he’s doing it also.

Now this is a very good sign because these people to a greater or lesser degree thought through what they were seeing in the Mainstream Media, and are now labeling them properly.

This is a very positive development and if can be sustained and can spread, we could be seeing movement in the Overton Window.

Remember folks, before a problem can be addressed, it has to be identified and labeled.

Which brings me to the below.

On the back of yesterday’s post about the Chinese Virus, the below Zero Hedge post provides the opinions of 12 leading medical experts on the subject of the PANIC surrounding the Chinese Virus.

What is of critical importance to understand is that it is the same NEO-MARXIST POST-MODERNIST Media that is the source of the Chinese Virus Panic.

And the next time one of these NEO-MARXISTS disguised in the “secular humanist” wrapping starts lecturing us Catholics about EXPERTS and SCIENCE, you can point them to this Zero Hedge post republished below.

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12 Experts Question The COVID-19 Panic

Below is our list of twelve medical experts whose opinions on the Coronavirus outbreak contradict the official narratives of the MSM, and the memes so prevalent on social media.

Dr Sucharit Bhakdi is a specialist in microbiology. He was a professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz and head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene and one of the most cited research scientists in German history.

What he says:

We are afraid that 1 million infections with the new virus will lead to 30 deaths per day over the next 100 days. But we do not realise that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients positive for normal coronaviruses are already dying every day.

[The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people. The consequences on medical care are profound. Already services to patients in need are reduced, operations cancelled, practices empty, hospital personnel dwindling. All this will impact profoundly on our whole society.

All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook.

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Dr Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician specialising in Pulmonology, politician and former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In 2009 he called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic.

What he says:

Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] And what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things.

We should be asking questions like “How did you find out this virus was dangerous?”, “How was it before?”, “Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”, “Is it even something new?”

That’s missing.

Dr Joel Kettner s professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba province and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases.

What he says:

I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza. And other respiratory illness viruses, we don’t always know what they are. But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why.

[…]

I worry about the message to the public, about the fear of coming into contact with people, being in the same space as people, shaking their hands, having meetings with people. I worry about many, many consequences related to that.

[…]

In Hubei, in the province of Hubei, where there has been the most cases and deaths by far, the actual number of cases reported is 1 per 1000 people and the actual rate of deaths reported is 1 per 20,000. So maybe that would help to put things into perspective.

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Dr John Ioannidis Professor of Medicine, of Health Research and Policy and of Biomedical Data Science, at Stanford University School of Medicine and a Professor of Statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. He is director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS).

He is also the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation. He was chairman at the Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine as well as adjunct professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

As a physician, scientist and author he has made contributions to evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, data science and clinical research. In addition, he pioneered the field of meta-research. He has shown that much of the published research does not meet good scientific standards of evidence.

What he says:

Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes. As most health systems have limited testing capacity, selection bias may even worsen in the near future.

The one situation where an entire, closed population was tested was the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its quarantine passengers. The case fatality rate there was 1.0%, but this was a largely elderly population, in which the death rate from Covid-19 is much higher.

[…]

Could the Covid-19 case fatality rate be that low? No, some say, pointing to the high rate in elderly people. However, even some so-called mild or common-cold-type coronaviruses that have been known for decades can have case fatality rates as high as 8% when they infect elderly people in nursing homes.

[…]

If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average.

– “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data”, Stat News, 17th March 2020

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Dr Yoram Lass is an Israeli physician, politician and former Director General of the Health Ministry. He also worked as Associate Dean of the Tel Aviv University Medical School and during the 1980s presented the science-based television show Tatzpit.

What he says:

Italy is known for its enormous morbidity in respiratory problems, more than three times any other European country. In the US about 40,000 people die in a regular flu season and so far 40-50 people have died of the coronavirus, most of them in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington.

[…]

In every country, more people die from regular flu compared with those who die from the coronavirus.

[…]

…there is a very good example that we all forget: the swine flu in 2009. That was a virus that reached the world from Mexico and until today there is no vaccination against it. But what? At that time there was no Facebook or there maybe was but it was still in its infancy. The coronavirus, in contrast, is a virus with public relations.

Whoever thinks that governments end viruses is wrong.

– Interview in Globes, March 22nd 2020

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Dr Pietro Vernazza is a Swiss physician specialising Infectious Diseases at the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and Professor of Health Policy.

What he says:

We have reliable figures from Italy and a work by epidemiologists, which has been published in the renowned science journal ‹Science›, which examined the spread in China. This makes it clear that around 85 percent of all infections have occurred without anyone noticing the infection. 90 percent of the deceased patients are verifiably over 70 years old, 50 percent over 80 years.

[…]

In Italy, one in ten people diagnosed die, according to the findings of the Science publication, that is statistically one of every 1,000 people infected. Each individual case is tragic, but often – similar to the flu season – it affects people who are at the end of their lives.

[…]

If we close the schools, we will prevent the children from quickly becoming immune.

[…]

We should better integrate the scientific facts into the political decisions.

– Interview in St. Galler Tagblatt, 22nd March 2020

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Frank Ulrich Montgomery is German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association.

What he says:

I’m not a fan of lockdown. Anyone who imposes something like this must also say when and how to pick it up again. Since we have to assume that the virus will be with us for a long time, I wonder when we will return to normal? You can’t keep schools and daycare centers closed until the end of the year. Because it will take at least that long until we have a vaccine. Italy has imposed a lockdown and has the opposite effect. They quickly reached their capacity limits, but did not slow down the virus spread within the lockdown.

– Interview in General Anzeiger, 18th March 2020

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Prof. Hendrik Streeck is a German HIV researcher, epidemiologist and clinical trialist. He is professor of virology, and the director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research, at Bonn University.

What he says:

The new pathogen is not that dangerous, it is even less dangerous than Sars-1. The special thing is that Sars-CoV-2 replicates in the upper throat area and is therefore much more infectious because the virus jumps from throat to throat, so to speak. But that is also an advantage: Because Sars-1 replicates in the deep lungs, it is not so infectious, but it definitely gets on the lungs, which makes it more dangerous.

[…]

You also have to take into account that the Sars-CoV-2 deaths in Germany were exclusively old people. In Heinsberg, for example, a 78-year-old man with previous illnesses died of heart failure, and that without Sars-2 lung involvement. Since he was infected, he naturally appears in the Covid 19 statistics. But the question is whether he would not have died anyway, even without Sars-2.

– Interview in Frankfurter Allgemeine, 16th March 2020

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Dr Yanis Roussel et. al. – A team of researchers from the Institut Hospitalo-universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Marseille, conducting a peer-reviewed study on Coronavirus mortality for the government of France under the ‘Investments for the Future’ programme.

What they say:

The problem of SARS-CoV-2 is probably overestimated, as 2.6 million people die of respiratory infections each year compared with less than 4000 deaths for SARS-CoV-2 at the time of writing.

[…]

This study compared the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 in OECD countries (1.3%) with the mortality rate of common coronaviruses identified in AP-HM patients (0.8%) from 1 January 2013 to 2 March 2020. Chi-squared test was performed, and the P-value was 0.11 (not significant).

[…]

…it should be noted that systematic studies of other coronaviruses (but not yet for SARS-CoV-2) have found that the percentage of asymptomatic carriers is equal to or even higher than the percentage of symptomatic patients. The same data for SARS-CoV-2 may soon be available, which will further reduce the relative risk associated with this specific pathology.

– “SARS-CoV-2: fear versus data”, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 19th March 2020

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Dr. David Katz is an American physician and founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center

What he says:

I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near-total meltdown of normal life — schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned — will be long-lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself. The stock market will bounce back in time, but many businesses never will. The unemployment, impoverishment and despair likely to result will be public health scourges of the first order.

– “Is Our Fight Against Coronavirus Worse Than the Disease?”, New York Times 20th March 2020

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Michael T. Osterholm is regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

What he says:

Consider the effect of shutting down offices, schools, transportation systems, restaurants, hotels, stores, theaters, concert halls, sporting events and other venues indefinitely and leaving all of their workers unemployed and on the public dole. The likely result would be not just a depression but a complete economic breakdown, with countless permanently lost jobs, long before a vaccine is ready or natural immunity takes hold.

[…]

[T]he best alternative will probably entail letting those at low risk for serious disease continue to work, keep business and manufacturing operating, and “run” society, while at the same time advising higher-risk individuals to protect themselves through physical distancing and ramping up our health-care capacity as aggressively as possible. With this battle plan, we could gradually build up immunity without destroying the financial structure on which our lives are based.

– “Facing covid-19 reality: A national lockdown is no cure”, Washington Post 21st March 2020

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Dr Peter Goetzsche is Professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen and founder of the Cochrane Medical Collaboration. He has written several books on corruption in the field of medicine and the power of big pharmaceutical companies.

What he says:

Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do.

No such draconian measures were applied during the 2009 influenza pandemic, and they obviously cannot be applied every winter, which is all year round, as it is always winter somewhere. We cannot close down the whole world permanently.

Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time. But remember the joke about tigers. “Why do you blow the horn?” “To keep the tigers away.” “But there are no tigers here.” “There you see!”

– “Corona: an epidemic of mass panic”, blog post on Deadly Medicines 21st March 2020

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The Chinese Virus And What The Numbers Tell Us…

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Over the past couple of weeks, your humble blogger has been quiet.

The reason being, that there was insufficient evidence as to the state of play to make an educated OBSERVATION.

As you dear readers are very well aware of, there was a “good” case that could have been made for the draconian reaction to the Chinese Virus and there was a GOOD case that could have been made that the DRACONIAN REACTION was not OBJECTIVELY REAL.

Remember folks, on this blog we try to discern the ONTOLOGICAL REALITY of the issues we discuss.

So how does this “discernment” work in practice, you might ask dear and loyal reader?

Quite simply as follows: while a good case can be made that the real danger of the Chinese Virus is that it could flood the health care system in a given country, the reality appears to be such that a sizeable number of… let’s call them the “principle actors” don’t seem to be too concerned about… well… flooding the health care system of the given country.

If you dear reader question the EPISTOMOLOGY of the above assertion, please reference this post here:

So why is this important?

Well because it appears that the anti-malaria drug shows signs of being very effective against the Chinese Virus.

So the question then becomes, is the Nevada Democrat Governor mad?

Well, that very well could be, but this is not the base assumption that a rational analysis of the situation would call for.

Therefore, the question becomes: is there any other EVIDENCE that could point us toward which one of the opposing positions could be considered to be closer to the OBJECTIVE REALITY of the situation.

The next critical piece of information comes via the financial markets.

The reason why this information can be seen as veracious is simply that it really affects the greatest number of people. In other words, it does not affect only the roughly 20% of the population that could be susceptible to the Chinese Virus.

Given the above, and looking at the below screen shot, we can see that the leadership in Washington, or at least that part of the leadership that has been… shall we say… exaggerating the impact of the spread of the Chinese Virus among a given countries population, is in fact not too concerned about the ramifications that this spread will have on the financial markets, i.e. on the given populations financial well being. (see here)

Now this is not a “consumptionist” view but rather a… shall we say… an “essentialist” view. In other words, people need to eat (2000 calories per day) and drink (one quart of water per day). And one way in which to deprive the general population of food and drink is to close the country down which would restrict the population from working and earning funds needed to acquire above said “food and drink”.

So now that the table is set… excuse the pun… we go to the next piece of EVIDENCE here:

Furthermore, it is these same parties that stalled the economic relief bill that was passed by the Senate this past weekend, loading it with “features” that have very little to do with… well… providing economic relief to those individuals and families that have no mean with which they can support themselves in the current situation.

Furthermore, the “seriousness” of the situation can be inferred from the following headline and CONTENT here:

Therefore, from the EVIDENCE presented above, it would appear that the more accurate approach to the Chinese Virus is that the DRACONIAN REACTION to the Chinese Virus is not in line with the OBJECTIVELY REALITY, as EVIDENCED by that part of the political class that has been the proponent of the DRACONIAN REACTION.

Now don’t get me wrong, dear and loyal reader. The issue is very serious in that this Chinese Virus is something that we haven’t really seen before. The uniqueness of this situation is that two virus’ (the SAR’s and HIV-1) have been engineered into a manmade virus that did not exist in nature.

Regardless what the “Virologist of Rome” with the intelligence of a Pachamama figurine thinks… (see here)

Yes folks, he really is that stupid…

… and once again: Post-modernism is a rebellion against COMPETENCE!

But I digress…

So summing up the above, what can be said is as follows:

  1. The Chinese Virus is very dangerous, much more dangerous that a common cold or the flu.
  2. The danger lies in the fact that this virus is man-made, therefore we had no way of knowing how it eventually could spread through the general population.
  3. Furthermore, there are no known antidotes, so introducing the Chinese Virus into the general population and allowing it to spread unabated in a given country is not a smart thing to do.

Having said the above however, what we do know about the Chinese Virus is that it does not appear to be the “son of the Black Death” that it has been and still is being billed out to be by certain sectors of our population. Neither does it appear to have the potential to kill 20% of the population.

Furthermore, the reaction of shutting down the entire economy appears to have been an overreaction driven by fear and ignorance…

… not to mention MALICE!

And it is the MALICE part that is really unforgiveable…

… outside of an environment with an ordained priest with jurisdiction, whether ordinary or supplied!

Ending, this humble blogger will republish a Zero Hedge post explaining what the OBJECTIVE REALITY behind the Chinese Virus appears to be… given the state of our OBJECTIVE KNOWLEDGE at present.

Stay safe, don’t be a COVIDIOT, but don’t PANIC!

“We’re going to be fine.”

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“We’re Going To Be Fine” – Nobel-Winning Biophysicist Predicts Quicker COVID-19 Recovery

Michael Levitt, a Stanford biophysicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2013, has made a bold statement that the end of COVID-19 pandemic could be near and has cited China’s curve flattening to support his hypothesis, reported the Los Angeles Times.

Levitt is now predicting a curve flattening in infections could be around the corner for the US as strict social distancing measures are being implemented across major metro areas.

“What we need is to control the panic,” he said. In the grand scheme, “we’re going to be fine.”

Levitt accurately forecasted the deceleration in confirmed cases and deaths in early February in China. He said the initial infection rate in China’s Hubei province was 30% per day, but on February 7, something changed:

“The number of new infections started to drop linearly and did not stop,” Levitt said. “A week later, the same happened with the number of deaths. This dramatic change in the curve marked the median point and enabled better prediction of when the pandemic will end. Based on that, I concluded that the situation in all of China would improve within two weeks. And, indeed, now there are very few new infection cases.”

Levitt reviewed data from 78 countries that reported more than 50 new confirmed cases of the virus per day and said he notices deceleration in many of these countries. He said he’s not focused on overall cases or deaths but rather on growth rates:

“Numbers are still noisy, but there are clear signs of slowed growth.”

He said in South Korea, confirmed cases are still being reported daily, though, in recent weeks, new cases per day have inched below 200, suggesting the outbreak is slowing.

Levitt said recent trends in confirmed cases in Iran point to a slowdown. He said it suggests the outbreak there “is past the halfway mark.”

Italy is still in an acceleration period, he noted. Cases and deaths have been exponential in the last several weeks. However, 15 days since the countrywide lockdown began, it appears the halfway point could be nearing, as per the chart shown below by Nordea:

Levitt has gone on the record to say that the virus outbreak could disappear from China by the end of March.

He said most individuals are immune to COVID-19 and pointed out that only 20% of the passengers on the Diamond Princess contracted the infection.

Levitt said when countries unite behind a common goal of stamping out the virus, through mass quarantines, social distancing, working from home, closing education systems, limiting businesses from operating, and banning mass gatherings, the infection curve tends to flatten out.

As other researchers are calling for the virus to be sticking around for months, or even years, it appears Levitt is making a bold prediction that the worst could be soon over for many regions of the world.

We must note that the Spanish flu occurred over a series of waves.

When it comes to the US, cases and deaths are exponential at the moment, and as soon as social distancing kicks in, the curve could start flattening. Still, it’s anyone’s guess when that will occur.

As for buying the corona-dip in the stocks, Bill Ackman was heard on Monday as saying, “We are all long, no shorts, you know, ‘betting on the country.

“I built a lot of confidence over the last week that the president and his team are heading in the right direction,” Ackman said, adding that he had no ‘inside knowledge’ of any administrative decision.

 

FrancisChurch Is To Religion As MSNBC Is To News…

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And just when you think Anthony Spadaro, aka priest took the cake:

spadaro-i

We get this from MSNBC (embedded above – source HERE).

Summa summarum:

Post-modernism at its base is a WAR ON COMPETENCE

 

This humble blogger can’t repeat this truism enough…

On an aside, folks this is not sustainable…

UPDATE Dr. Steve Turley goes there…

Just When The Polish Catholic Hierarchy Thought It Was Out, The Post-Communists Pulled Them Back In…

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Since the controversy over Archbishop Lenga has hit the English speaking world, and since the controversy is based in Poland, your humble blogger has decided to translate a post from the Catholic blog fronda.pl (see here) which provides the background to this incident.

But before we get to the fronda.pl post, CONTEXT is very important.

This blogger follows Poland and the Polish Church partly due to a… shall we call it a commercial interest and partly due to a personal interest, namely as a Catholic of Polish descent.

Having said the above, the reason that the Polish Church as the subject matter of posts doesn’t appear too often on this humble blog is due to several reasons. Among the most important of those is what can be called the Achilles Heel of the Polish Catholic Church which is the fact that it never went through a “de-Nazification” process after the fall of communism.

Now this PHENOMENON of a sullied national Church has been ongoing since 1989.

What appeared to be a comfortable arrangement for the Polish hierarchy in 1989, i.e. forgive and forget, has come back to haunt them time and time again.

Usually the instigators of the blackmail, because that is what the Polish hierarchy is  dealing with, comes at the hands of the domestic political class who draws much of their funding from either the Russians or the Germans. To be precise, that part of the Polish political class that is in essence the soft power assets of the neighboring continental powers.

And just as was the case with Michael Coreleone who famously complained that “just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in”, the same film clip has been replaying itself out over the last 20+ years in the Polish Church.

However, what appears to be different this time is that the current Polish government, a government that is one who is trying to break free of these historical German/Russian influences, has won reelection decisively last year and set off a panic wave among the former ruling elites. These elites are beginning to lose control over the population (and more importantly, the Polish institutions – of which the courts are the most important), are beginning to look at the “structural problems” behind their demise.

And the structural problems that these former elites have identified, just as the Prussians, Russians, communists before them, is the problem of an independent Polish Catholic Church. To this end, these folks, i.e. these former pseudo elites have launched a hybrid WAR on the Catholic Church over the past two election cycles.

When this WAR started, needless to say, the dirty laundry of the Polish Catholic heirarchy was and presently is being hung out for all to see.

The case of Bp. Mering and Archbishop Lenga is just the latest manifestation of this “dirty laundry hanging out” operation and the DIRTY WAR on the Polish Catholic Church.

Keeping this in mind, below is the post from fronda.pl, one of the Catholic news sources that this humble blogger regularly visits on all things Polish Catholic Church.

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Bishop Mering in the files of the Institute of National Remembrance as TW “Lucjan”

Most of the files of priests who cooperated with the Fourth Department of the SB (Ed note: “Służba Bezpieczeństwa” is the KGB equivalent during Poland’s communist occupation) were destroyed in 1989-1990. Part of the truth about TW priests (“Tajne Współpracownicy” are the Secret Informants) can be found, however, in the intelligence files of the Polish People’s Republic (Department I). There you can find information not only about agent’s work abroad, but also at home.

Fr. Tadeusz Isakowicz-Zaleski, who has been researching the cooperation of priests with SB for many, says:

– Department I files, due to the destruction of the majority of Department IV files, are the most valuable source of information about clerics cooperating with the security service.

We can read about TW “Lucjan” (pseudonym of Secret Informant) folder:

– Wiesław Mering remained in the operational interest of the IV Department in Gdańsk since May 1975. He was selected as a candidate for recruitment, taking into account the fact that he maintains extensive contacts with priests of the diocese of Chełmno studying at Catholic universities and the academic staff of Catholic universities.

And:

– During this period he (+Mering) provided the service (KGB) with valuable information about the situation in the Chełm diocese and diocese, as well as about the academic staff of the Seminary in Pelplin. On November 9, 1976, the process of acquiring Wiesław Mering by a conscious choice of nickname and willingness to continue meetings and further information on topics of interest to the SB were completed.

The same document indicates that Fr. Mering was not forced to cooperate with the Security Service and signed the commitment voluntarily, but in the circle of interests of the intelligence, Fr. Mering found himself due to a scholarship in France.  So – according to the file – it (his cooperation) was also used during his stay abroad by the Intelligence Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Polish People’s Republic, although the leading officer wrote that he did not take his statement in writing.

The cooperation with the KGB of Bishop Mering was confirmed by Father Henryk Jankowski, who researched documents about himself in 2006.

Bishop Mering declared then:

– I’ve never signed any cooperation documents. I did not cooperate, but if there is a report signed by me saying that I was harming someone or taking money from the security service, I am at your disposal. (Ed note: It is a common defense of communist era informants that even if they did cooperate, that they “did not harm anyone”.)

In turn, Jan Żaryn from the IPN (Polish institution that houses the communist era archives) believes:

– If someone chooses a nickname, accepts gifts and agrees to secret meetings, there is no doubt that SB considers him as his collaborator

Bishop Mering did not find time to give an interview or a short statement to Rzeczpospolita.

In turn explains Fr. Michał Czajkowski, priests disclosed as being Secret Informants, usually explained that they did not sign anything.

mp / Republic

… And The Poor Attorney General Is Caught In The Crossfire…

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On the back of yesterday’s post, today we present commentary from Sundance, proprietor of The Conservative Treehouse on the situation within the US Department of Justice.

The reason this humble blogger is focusing like a laser beam on this issue is that it represents the ROOT PROBLEM that is infecting most other problems in the Western World.

One thread: it is this issue that can be tied back to the events that took place in early 2013, EVENTS that are featured in the embedded video at the top of this post.

Just to remind everybody, the CURRENT battles in Washington were caused by an attempt to cover-up spying by “independant contractors” who were given access to the NSA data base in 2012 by the Obama administration.

Here is a HYPOTHESIS about how the pieces fit together:

The US runs massive budget deficits. These budget deficits are being used in part to fund the GLOBALIST agenda, not only in the US but also in the Western countries which are in the US’s sphere of influence. Case in point: the “regime change” operations from the Ukraine to the Vatican (?). 

The VERY STABLE GENIUS has identified this MECHANISM and is disarming it! Case in point: see here and here

This MECHANISM is the same mechanism that was behind the launching of a series of Coup d’Etat attempts (SpyGate, RussiaGate, MuellerGate, UkraineGate, WhistleblowerGate, te al.) against the VERY STABLE GENIUS. The Coup attempts have brought into the disinfecting light of day this MECHANISM and those responsible, in its entirety.

As Mr. Kunstler identified in yesterday’s post, this CORRUPT MECHANISM is spread out throughout the US GOVERNMENT and is embedded in such US Government institutions as the Intelligence Community, the Department of Justice and FBI, THE US JUDICIARY, specifically in the FISA Court and its head, the Chief Justice of the SCOTUS, State Department (HH POPE BENEDICT XVI resignation), Department of Defense, the corrupt #fakenews legacy media and the Democratic and Republican Parties proper.

And the present “embattled” Attorney General has found himslef at the heart of the issue since he is the one who has to clean up this mess.

And he is not too happy about it.

As Sundance suggests: “Suck it up cupcake.”

But this humble blogger digresses…

As Sundance has OBSERVED, the problem isn’t that Bill Barr knows something that we don’t know. The problem is that Bill Barr has to “manage” the something that we all know.

And our VERY STABLE GENIUS is reminding Bill Barr of this fact that we all KNOW, and in a public forum that is Twitter.

And the interests behind keeping the status quo are not too happy about it.

Hence the Coup d’Etats attempts.

Now that’s what I call TRANSPARENCY!

WaPo Report: Quisling AG Bill Barr Threatens to Quit…

First, the “report” comes from the pathetic beltway crowd of journolist narrative engineers; so there’s likely little-to-no substance to the construct.  However, that said, if Bill Barr is so weak, pathetic and incapable of doing his job such that he needs to threaten to resign if President Trump tweets his opinion, then Barr is in the wrong profession.

…Unless, of course, President Trump’s pressure on Bill Barr is actually forcing the Attorney General to do something the AG is predisposed not to undertake.  Which, given the background history of Bill Barr, is entirely possible.

Right around this moment-in-time is where a multitude of mutually aligned beltway quisling pundits will declare that Bill Barr’s delicate sensibilities are being wounded by a President who demands forceful accountability; ie. traditional DC republicans pundits [insert Laura Ingraham and Max Boot here].

The bottom line is President Trump is doing absolutely nothing to impede Bill Barr from doing his job; if the U.S. Attorney General is factually intent on doing that job.

Ever since he assumed the office the Attorney General has been praising the likes of Rod Rosenstein, Robert Mueller and Christopher Wray.  Given the nature of what is widely available to see, that level of logical disconnect is not representative of an individual who possesses reasonable judgement in the realm of justice…. just sayin’.

So until Bill Barr actually man’s-up and does something with the authority he has requested, the image of Bondo Barr attempting to cover-up the rot and wrongdoing amid visibility of overwhelming corruption; while pontificating about “constitutional norms”; is a more apt descriptive.

President Trump has been victimized by the same institutions AG Bill Barr is now in charge of.  So forgive me if I don’t impart sympathy upon a person who is in charge of those institutions, whining about background noise, and seemingly incapable of addressing the abuse unless all of the planets are aligned to provide him the quiet atmosphere he requires while thumbing through the final chapters of his indulgent memoirs over a glass of chardonnay.

Suck it up cupcake.

When you get all done with that, there’s still a job to do.

The WaPo: -Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House — that he is considering quitting over Trump’s tweets about Justice Department investigations, three administration officials said, foreshadowing a possible confrontation between the president and his attorney general over the independence of the Justice Department.

So far, Trump has defied Barr’s requests, both public and private, to keep quiet on matters of federal law enforcement. It was not immediately clear Tuesday whether Barr had made his posture known directly to Trump. The administration officials said Barr seemed to be sharing his position with advisers in hopes the president would get the message that he should stop weighing in publicly on the Justice Department’s ongoing criminal investigations.

“He has his limits,” said one person familiar with Barr’s thinking. (read more)

The problem Bill Barr is his own inability to deal with the issues within his own authority.

It was not President Trump that caused four underlings to defy Barr’s authority and set-up the attorney general with the image of a rogue DOJ lacking leadership and direction.  That issue was the direct result of Barr’s own inability to cut-out political corruption on his first days, weeks, months and year as the head of the agency.

No doubt several Bush-Republicans will stand quickly in defense of the psychologically wounded soldier sitting in the tent crying he just can’t take the sound of the thunder any longer.  And yes, President Trump is likely to be Pattonesque in removing his helmet, slapping the feeble-minded fool and demanding he get back in the fight…. after all:

TRUMP […] …yeah, I do make his job harder. I do agree with that. I think that’s true. He’s a very straight shooter. We have a great Attorney General, and he’s working very hard. And he’s working against a lot of people that don’t want to see good things happen, in my opinion. That’s my opinion, not his opinion. That’s my opinion. You’ll have to ask what his opinion is.

But I will say this: Social media, for me, has been very important because it gives me a voice, because I don’t get that voice in the press. In the media, I don’t get that voice. So I’m allowed to have a voice…. (more)

Now, go make me a sandwich – and tell the Attorney General to bring me a Diet Coke.

President Trump is an apex predator.  A genuine titan; not a politician.

President Trumps’ frames of reference are far larger than the irrelevant opinion of politicians who have never accomplished anything in their lives beyond self-indulgence.

This is the first time a seemingly larger predator has survived the piranha biting and small-minded scheming amid the swamp; and then stood up to squish them in the aftermath…. What we are seeing now is fear; genuine fear.

When Bill Barr said on ABC that President Trump’s tweets were difficult for him, in essence he showcased just how weak, pathetic and politically-minded he is.

Barr’s job is the same with or without President Trump expressing opinion on the visible DOJ and FBI corruption and amplification of outrages that are felt by a significant portion of the electorate.   It was a mistake for Barr to start whining about the issue, not specifically because of anything Trump, but more specifically because Barr showed weakness within the same fishbowl he is supposed to control.

Powerful interests in DC now understand President Trump is strong; he’s dangerous. And those same voices in DC now see Bill Barr publicly admitting how weak and pathetic he is.  Those who construct narratives, the piranhas per se’, know that once they can identify your weakness they will use it against their victim to the achieve their beltway objectives.

If the reporting is accurate, Bill Barr is pathetic; and that weakness simply highlights that his purpose was never to deal with the corrupt issues in the first place.

PS. Here’s the DOJ journolists writing the simultaneously fired articles:

….. Any questions?

The Francis/Obama Stink Just Won’t Go Away…

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As my dear and loyal readers know, this humble blogger has been following the “RISE OF VSG TRUMP” since the summer of 2016. It was at that time that yours truly identified a very Catholic strain running through then candidate Trump’s message.

One “tell”, as in a “poker tell” was the demons that the Trump candidacy was releasing within the Republican Party. Now as a life long Republican voter, this humble blogger immediately recognized that candidate Donald J. Trump wasn’t like any of the other guys.

Folks, we finally had someone we could not only vote for, but trust with our vote…

And as you know, yours truly also predicted that President Trump would win the 2016 election. Once this feat was accomplished, your humble blogger wrote a post titled:

NORMALIZATION PROCESS™ – The US Republic Has Been Saved… For Now!

Well, little did any of us know, the demons of the evil one were not asleep. Through their minions within the US Government, or that part known as the Deep State, were in a full court press to first stop the election of President Trump and then post-election, tried to remove him from office.

In other words, a Coup d’Etat!

Fast forwards, and as you dear and loyal reader know, this humble blogger follows The Conservative Treehouse blog, a blog whose proprietor, one Catholic blogger known as Sundance has been investigating just this PHENOMENON in the deep weeds and brings disinfecting sunlight to this attempted Coup d’Etat.

Aside, all my loyal readers are highly encouraged to follow Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse to stay up to date.

Ignorance is our worst enemy folks.

Which brings me to today’s subject matter. Over at the catholic Zero Hedge website, another blogger/author has also started to write about COUPGATE. This gentleman is James Howard Kunstler who writes at Kunstler.com.

What is of importance here is that another voice is starting to write about this obvious ACT OF SEDITION and expose those responsible.

And the situation is CRITICAL!

What is very important to understand is that we have reached a point in the history of our Republic, where a group of federal employees have taken it upon themselves to construct a CONSPIRACY, a CONSPIRACY where the prosecution of those said individuals could result in the brining down of our entire system of government. (see here)

Folks, we are in the middle of a neo-Marxist subversion of the US Constitution, in an  attempt to overthrow the US Government, a government that has been functioning for the past 244 years.

AND THIS HUMBLE BLOGGER IS NOT ENGAGING IN HYPERBOLE!

Here’s Lou Dobbs

And Tucker Carlson with guest Heather Mac Donald also identify this same PHENOMENON:

Yes folks, it’s about the MERITOCRACY, i.e. WAR ON COMPETENCE… just as Mrs Mac Donald states…

Below, the latest on CoupGate from James Kunstler as it appeared on the Zero Hedge website…

And one final thought, this exact same PROCESS is playing itself out behind the Sacred Vatican Walls.

 

‘CoupGate’ – A Localized Civil War Is Now Underway In The DoJ

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,

At Stake

A miasma of consternation lay heavy across the Potomac swamp late last week when former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe was let off the hook for lying to his own bureau while, elsewhere across DC, the distinguished Lt. General Flynn was still fighting for his life against exactly the same charge after three years of dilatory maneuvers by the DOJ to conceal their prosecutorial malfeasance in the case… and then the sketchy Roger Stone matter entered a twilight zone of jiggery-pokery that appeared to climax in a staged ruse by his four prosecutors to lure the Attorney General, Mr. Barr, into a trap.

You are forgiven for failing to follow all the twists and turns in this latest installment of what might now be called CoupGate, a summation of the seditious campaign to overthrow the president, which already has gone through so many gates — SpyGate, RussiaGate, MuellerGate, UkraineGate, WhistleblowerGate — that Mr. Trump looks like he’s spent three years training for the giant slalom in the next winter Olympics. A localized Civil War is underway in the Department of Justice now. Mr. Barr is in the middle, getting it from both sides.

The AG has apparently partitioned the DOJ into two separate realms: the now-identified corps of coupsters working desperately to keep their asses covered in an unraveling conspiracy, and Mr. Barr’s group attempting to account fairly for all that has happened, while salvaging what’s left of the outfit’s institutional legitimacy. Too much documented evidence of crime is out there in the public domain to dismiss these activities as a “conspiracy theory.” The trouble is, so many were involved from so many branches and agencies, that fully prosecuting every angle of it could bring down the permanent bureaucracy like the Jenga tower it has become.

The decision to let Mr. McCabe skate on the lying rap infuriated those demanding accountability for government lawyers-gone-wild, since even the DOJ Inspector General, Mr. Horowitz, cited serial instances of his “lacking candor” in more than one report, and “Andy” seems to have been a pivot-man for the FBI in the early-and-middle phases of the coup — along with his DOJ counterpart, former Deputy Attorney General Rod (“I’ll wear a wire”) Rosenstein.

I have a theory about the McCabe case: The Attorney General has taken the rinky-dink “lying to the FBI” charge off the table. It has become a liability, virtually the emblem for government misconduct, and Mr. Barr is getting rid of it in these matters. It has already caused too much mischief, insulted Americans’ sense of justice, and damaged the DOJ’s standing. Note, Andrew McCabe has been let off only on this charge, stemming from only one particular IG referral; he may well yet be liable for more serious charges-to-come. From here on, there will be no more rinky-dink lying charges against any of those implicated in the coup, only the most serious charges, and only those that add up to a solid case.

The coup has been so broad, deep, and thick that I predict cases will have to be brought under the RICO statutes in batches for different groups in separate agencies and branches of government.

For instance, there is the Intel Mob, including former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intel (DNI) James Clapper, current Intel IG Michael Atkinson, so-called whistleblower (he that cannot be named, E*** C**********) and International Man of Mystery Joseph Mifsud.

There is gang from the State Department who helped engineer UkraineGate, including former Ambassador Marie Yovanovich, former Sec’y of State John Kerry, and others. There is that big herd of rogue lawyers in the DOJ and its stepchild, the FBI, the names widely disseminated by now, Comey, Strzok, Baker, Boente, Carlin, Clinesmith, et. al.

There’s Robert Mueller and his henchpersons, Andrew Weissmann, Jeannie Rhee, et. al.

There’s another a band of seditionists in Congress that includes Mark Warner of the Senate Intel Committee, the now notorious idiot Adam Schiff over in the House, and staffers who worked for both.

There’s a bunch in the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment that paid over a million dollars to Alternate International Man of Mystery (actually, CIA asset) Stefan Halper to run entrapment schemes against people working for Mr. Trump.

There’s a swarm from Barack Obama’s White House, including Valarie Jarrett, Susan Rice, Samantha Powers, Alexandra Chalupa, former Vice-President Joe Biden and the former President himself.

And finally, there is the 800-pound-gorilla over in the Democratic Party thicket, namely Hillary Clinton, and those connected to her and her charity fraud, the Clinton Foundation, which is the real and actual predicate for the whole sordid affair — a list that includes Viktor Vekselberg of Russia’s Skolkovo Project, $25-million donor Russian oligarch Victor Pinchuk, Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska, and Dmitri Alperovich of CrowdStrike, (Russian collusion, anyone?) as well as rascally freelancers such as Christopher Steele, Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS, lawyer / Lobbyist Adam Waldman, and Hillary errand boys Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer. The stories behind those names are all over the web, in case you want edify yourself.

Now, perhaps, you can see the scope of this big hot mess, and deduce the degree of difficulty that William Barr faces in attempting to set it all straight. He has to carefully select those who will be charged and probably not bother with some of the bit players. The charges are going to have to be serious, and the cases must be strong. It is a gigantic job of work, and rather delicate business considering the explosive potential to a government whose credibility is already pretty shredded. Failure to attend to it may turn a mere bureaucratic civil war into a genuine citizen rebellion featuring some of the 300-million-odd firearms at large in the republic. I believe Mr. Barr is aware of what’s at stake and will behave honorably.

Psychopaths…

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Snakes In Suits: Are Psychopaths Running The World?

Authored by Alanna Kelter via Collective Evolution blog,

Often when we think of the word psychopath, we think of deranged serial killers that are hopefully locked up in prison for life.

While there are many psychopaths who kill for reasons that are unfathomable to most of us and who are indeed in prison, there is an even greater number roaming free in our society and often using their condition to their advantage in any way possible.

In fact, it is very likely that you know some – they might even be your colleagues.

Most of us do not know or work with any serial killers, at least not that we are aware of. So, what exactly is a psychopath and how can we define them? The dictionary definition is as follows:

“A person suffering from a chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behavior.”

As you can probably tell, a lot more than just serial killers will fit into this broad definition. In fact, according to Canadian psychologist Dr. Robert Hare, a world-renowned expert on psychopathy, an estimated 1% of the Earth’s population is psychopathic and around 25% of the population of male inmates at federal correctional facilities are psychopathic.

Psychopathic Traits

It is important to note that, in contrast with the popular image of the ‘deranged psycho,’ psychopaths tend to be very well composed, take good care of their appearance and are very charming (think of Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho). Because of this you may have a difficult time spotting them out, as they are masters of deception and are able to fake a lot of the qualities that define regular people. Some other psychopathic traits, according to Hare’s Psychopath

  • Glib and superficial charm
  • Grandiose estimation of self
  • Need for stimulation
  • Manipulative and cunning
  • Complete lack of remorse or guilt
  • Pathological lying
  • Have a parasitic lifestyle, often latching onto and taking from others
  • Have a history of early behavioral problems
  • Overly impulsive
  • Are very irresponsible
  • Unable to accept responsibility for actions
  • Unable to commit to long-term relationships
  • History of juvenile delinquency
  • Display criminal versatility
  • Experienced a “revocation of conditional release”
  • Lacks realistic long term goals
  • History of promiscuous sexual behavior
  • Have poor behavioral controls
  • Are callous and lack empathy
  • Have a “shallow affect” (psychopaths show a lack of emotion when an emotional reaction is appropriate.)

You can actually rate yourself to find out if you are psychopath. On each criterion, the subject is ranked on a 3-point scale: (0 = item does not apply, 1 = item appliesomewhat2 = item definitely applies). The scores are summed to create a rank of zero to 40. Anyone who scores 30 and above is most likely a psychopath. Hare has used this test and checklist to detect which inmates are psychopaths.

Snakes In Suits

What many of us don’t realize is that psychopaths actually thrive in the corporate world. Hare has actually co-authored a book with Dr. Paul Babiak on this topic entitled, Snakes In Suits: Understanding and Surviving the Psychopaths in Your Office. Psychopaths manipulate others to accrue power, sometimes pitting them against each other in an attempt to divide and conquer. They are often attracted to bigger, dynamic corporations with very little structure or supervision. They generally don’t work well in teams because they don’t like to share information or skills and it brings them joy to watch others fail. They are addicted to power, status and money. Sound familiar?

Sadly, the corporate world is set up to favor psychopathic traits such as fearlessness, dominant behavior and immunity to stress. Because of this, psychopaths often find themselves in these types of positions, and then have an easier time climbing the corporate ladder and obtaining positions of great power. This is where they can do real damage to society.

Are Psychopaths Running The World?

Not only as corporate heads do psychopaths find success in our modern-day society, but also within our governments and political system — often as front-line politicians. This may come as a shock to you, but when you really look at some of the atrocities that are taking place on our planet, and if you’ve ever wondered how things that are so inhumane could actually be happening, well, therein lies your answer.

When you consider the war, genocide, senseless murder of civilians, treatment of the indigenous cultures of the world, chemicals in our food, air and water supply, acts of “terrorism”, war crimes and so many other unjust and cruel actions which are often instigated by our political leaders, it becomes easy to see how psychopaths actually fit the requirements for these types of roles quite well. As mentioned before they are masters of deception, pathological liars and often quite charming.

Many soldiers go to war and because they are conditioned to believe that they are fighting an enemy in the name of peace. They do as they are told and commit these heinous acts against other human beings. The reason why so many soldiers suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder is because it is not within human nature to murder other humans, and especially innocent civilians

We already know how many politicians are crooked, but perhaps its time to start looking at them with the psychopath checklist in mind so that we can be better equipped to protect not only ourselves but our society from their malicious acts.

But Can’t We Help Them?

It is natural for anyone who is an empath or those involved in spiritual work to have compassion for these individuals and feel compelled to help them overcome their psychopathic behavior. However, most research has pointed towards the understanding that psychopaths are born, not made and therefore cannot be cured. This is one of the main differences that separates sociopaths from psychopaths. Another is that sociopaths have a conscience, albeit a weak one, and will often justify something they know to be wrong. By contrast, psychopaths will believe that their actions are justified and feel no remorse for any harm done. Sociopaths are made, and have a higher likelihood of overcoming their condition. However, many of those with sociopathic behavior will find themselves in similar corporate positions.

Hare’s research discovered that by attempting to heal or help a psychopath, you might actually be strengthening their cunning abilities, as they will find a way to manipulate you into believing that they are remorseful and understand how their actions were wrong.

The best we can do is learn to recognize the traits of psychopaths and be sure to stay clear of their actions and behaviors to protect ourselves from the wake of their inevitable destruction.

Pope Francis Calls For Marxist Economic Summit.

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This from Antonius Aquinas via the catholic Zero Hedge website…

As we can see from the post below and especially from the platform on which it appeared, there is a growing RECONCILIATION PROCESS at work.

This humble blogger’s take is that due to the rapid spread of the collectivistic IDEOLOGY of “socialism” in the wider society of the United States circa Anno Domini 2020 (case in point HERE), the contemporary repsonces based on “free market apologetics” have reached their limit.

Realizing the danger that is lurking if the collectivists point of view prevails, the thinking modern men (and women) are realizing that they need a more “powerful Kung Fu”.

Therefore, they are reaching for Catholicism as the antidotum to the collectivistic disease that is threatening their wealth and liberty…

… hence Antonius Aquinas numerous appearances on Zero Hedge.

Who would have thunk?

Aside from us here on this blog, of course…

And another “tipping point” is approached…

Pope Francis Calls For Marxist Economic Summit.

Authored by Antonius Aquinas,

As if there needs to be further evidence that the current occupant of St. Peter’s Chair in Rome is a Marxist, the announcement of an upcoming conference at Assisi entitled the “Economy of Francesco” should convince any skeptic otherwise.

In his invitation letter to “young economists and entrepreneurs worldwide,” Bergoglio sets the agenda for the Leftist confab quite clearly which is virulently anti-market, a call for massive redistribution of wealth, and a reordering of the current economic systems of the world with a healthy dose of climate change nonesense:

“...a different kind of economy: one that brings life not death, one that is inclusive and not exclusive, humane and not dehumanizing, one that cares for the environment and does not despoil it.”

While Bergoglio’s Marxist credentials have been firmly established, his blasphemous actions and words has a growing number outside of “sedevacantist circles” calling him a heretic.  The legitimacy of “Pope Francis,” however, is more fundamental than him being a manifest heretic, but his standing as a legitimate pope is invalid since his ordination as a priest and his consecration as a bishop came under the new rites of Holy Orders instituted in the wake of the Second Vatican anti-Council (1962-1965).

The mastermind behind Bergoglio’s summit is professor Luigino Bruni and from his comments he sounds more radical than the Argentine Apostate, if that is possible.  Professor Bruni wants to use taxation as a weapon to “redistribute income and wealth from the rich to the poor.”

Bruni, a professor of political economy at the Italian University, LUMSA, and the author of a number of books, basis his advocacy for redistribution of wealth on the Scriptures:

“[T]he Bible has many words to offer our economic life and ideas [with] the transformation of wealth into well-being.”

It appears that the good professor’s Bible is missing the Seventh Commandment of the Decalogue which solemnly states: THOU SHALL NOT STEAL!  In no legitimate commentary ever written on this Commandment is there an exception made for the confiscation of wealth from the well-to-do to be given to the poor.  Probably just an oversight on the Professor’s part.

Because they are blinded by socialistic ideology, Bruni, Bergoglio, and the likes of Bernie Sanders cannot see that the growing wealth inequality which they complain about is not the result of “capitalism,” but is the outcome of the monetary policy of the world’s central banks.  This, along with tax policies which hamper innovation and shield the entrenched financial class from competition, is why financial elites are able to maintain and increase their power.

Central bank policy of suppressing interest rates and of money printing allow banks and financial institutions to receive “free money” which they can invest and speculate with at zero cost.  The boom (actually a bubble) in asset prices on Wall Street is a demonstration of how wealth disparity takes place.

If Bergoglio really meant to reform the present system, he would call for the abolition of central banking and a return to “hard money.”  Under such an order, banks and financial institutions become wealthy on their ability to make prudent investment decisions subjected to profit and loss.  A free market in banking is the antithesis of the current system of credit expansion and money printing.

Not only have Bergoglio and his cohorts abandoned the Faith, but they have also overturned the Church’s long-held condemnation of socialism and have ignored many of its own outstanding thinkers on financial matters.  From the Scholastics to the School of Salamanca through the Jesuits and the great Cardinal Cajetan, who finally taught the proper doctrine on interest rates, the Church has produced scores of eminent economic thinkers in its long history.

School of Salamanca

Ever since socialism reared its ugly head as a social system of thought, the Church has warned of its dangers even its more milder forms as Pope Pius XII wrote, “No Catholic could subscribe even to moderate socialism.”

Since Vatican II and especially under Bergoglio’s regime, however, Leftist ideas of all sorts have been warmly embraced.

At the heart of socialism, be it Marxism or its equally pernicious variants, lies envy which became a part of the human condition with the fall of man.  While once condemned, envy has been turned into a virtue by the likes of Bergoglio.

While such ideas may sound appealing to human sensibilities, they will not pass the Divine Judge who knows the thoughts and souls of all His creatures even those of supposed popes.

 

The Inevitable RESTORATION Is At Hand…

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Received a request from a very good friend of this blog and with great pleasure an republishing this post. (See here)

With respect to the subject matter, another TIPPING POINT has been reached. The Rorate Caeli blog republished an article by Roberto De Mattai which clearly shifts the Overton Window here:

“The priesthood can’t even be lost by death, because it subsists “in aternum” . The papacy, on the other hand, can be lost, not only by death, but also in the case of voluntary renunciation or of manifest, notorious heresy. If he renounces being pontiff, the Pope ceases to be such: he has no right to wear white nor impart the Apostolic Blessing. He, from a canonical point of view, is no longer even a cardinal, but goes back to being a simple bishop. Unless his renunciation is invalid: but this, in the case of Benedict XVI, should be proven. Effectively, the title of Pope today is being given to both Francis and Benedict, but one is certainly abusive, as only one [man] can be Pope in the Church.”

The significance of this OBSERVATION comes from the following:

“Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society.”

Therefore, it would appear that into the Overton Window which encompasses their followers, Rorate Caeli and Roberto De Mattai have injected the HYPOTHESIS that there is no such thing as a “pope emeritus”.

On an aside, can Michael Matt ignore this?

The Deus Ex Machina Blog

Today we continue a thread from yesterday’s post. And a positive, optimistic thread at that!

In yesterday’s post titled Priests In Good Standing Properly Identifying The Causal Relationships…, your humble blogger made the following observation:

Another alternative theory for the optimistic tone could be due to the fact that God designed His creation in a very rational, logical and ordered manner. Just as the laws of math and physics apply to inanimate objects, and are objectively real and provable, so are other laws that deal with the behavior and interaction of His creatures and human beings.

Given the above, this humble blogger would also like to remind you dear and loyal readers about another post that appeared on this most humble of blogs titled: What Terrifies FrancisChurch, Whether They Know It Or Not… (w/Update)

In that post, we noted that researchers have uncovered a mathematical function which exists in Natural…

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