Today we continue with re-posts of articles outside of our specific area of interest, i.e. issues dealing with the Stealth Sex Synod of Bishops of 2015 and the wider Catholic Church. And just to remind you dear reader, we are 98 days away from the commencement of the Stealth Sex Synod, that will begin deliberations on the morning of the 5th of October Anno Domini 2015.
Today your humble blogger ventures into a Greece based theme, or to be more precise, a theme based on the crisis that is presently raging in Greece due to dire economic situation in which that the country has found itself. This crisis in turn is due to BAD DECISIONS that former government officials and politicians have taken over the course of the past 10 years. We will focus today on the personalities of the individuals who are the players in this present Greek economic drama. Our intent is to observe behavioural traits and decision-making characteristics of these individuals and try to infer some general principles.
After reading the below, I would just ask the readers to “overlay” these observations expressed in the below post onto the players that will be driving the Stealth Sex Synod process in three months time. The similarities in the personal traits of the Catholic hierarchs should be very recognizable from the description of the players in this Greek economic drama. And the observable similarities should not come as a surprise since we are dealing here with fallen men.
And one more thought. I would like to draw your attention to the Credo (see here). For those who do not have access to the proper Catholic Mass, the Credo, or as it is more commonly refered to as the “profession of Faith”, is recited either by the priest (low mass) or by the priest and Faithful (high mass). The Credo begins with the following text:
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all that is, seen and unseen.
The reason that I am drawing your attention to this passage is due to the fact that when we recite the part about the …Maker […] of all that is, […] unseen, we are dealing with all the “processes” in the natural law that govern the behaviour of us fallen human beings.
What I mean by this is the following. Pride is a human trait with original sin at its root. Yet, through the excercise of intellect and free will, the fallen human can choose to be “guided” by pride, or he can resist as the Catholic Church teaches. The decision that this fallen human takes will naturally have consequences. The fallen human who allows himself to be guided by pride will no doubt find himself in objectively worse situations than the fallen human who makes decisions based on this understanding of his predicament and battles with this weakness. The reason that the above is a true statement is that the part of the natural order that God created, i.e. all that is unseen, is not compatible with incorrigible human behaviour.
And now to Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog and via the ZeroHedge blog, and the post titled: (see here and here) [comments and emphasis added]
I have plenty to say on the topic of this essay. But the most important thing I think is that I know the EU [Modernist church] is blowing up itself by trying to exert far too much influence on the very member nations [national episcopate conferences] that made its existence possible. Brussels [Modernist Rome] is a blind city. To see it blowing itself to smithereens makes me very happy.
The flipside is that it will take a lot of pain, and probably even the very wars the EU was originally founded to prevent, to figuratively burn it to the ground. But that, if you’ll alow me, is for another day:
Loads of good words published today on EC President Jean-Claude Juncker [Francis] and the Greeks, and the crop gets creamier, there’s fake Nobles winners [fake theologians and eccunamist] and all joining in, but this is not a new issue, guys, and the lot of you are quite late to the game.
Moreover, y’all Krugmans and Stiglitzes fully missed something that happened while Juncker was ‘speaking’ yesterday: Jean-Claude changed the entire game in one brilliant move. The Greeks I was with, including in Syntagma Square, didn’t notice it either.
What changed is that after Juncker’s speech [the Lineamenta], the discussion is no longer about data or numbers or facts [or doctrine] anymore (but who understands that?), because he never mentioned them.
It’s instead now about fear and fight and flight [of not being “relevant”] and various other base instincts, you name them. And that’s not a coincidence. The reason he [Francis], and the EU [Marx & co.] as a whole, resort to this ‘message’ (and no, these guys’ spin teams are not stupid) is to a substantial extent that it’s simply all they have left.
Whatever they had to present in the way of numbers, data etc. [doctrine] has already been rejected by the Greek government [Church Magisterium] 100 times. Since their data have since the start been diametrically opposed to what Syriza [Tradition] stands for and was elected on, which they knew, that should be no surprise, and indeed never was for the Troika.
If you saw Juncker yesterday [Francis lately], and it doesn’t even matter whether he was inebriated or not (does he perhaps wake up drunk, like Yeltsin?), accusing Tsipras of lying -for which he offered no proof- while telling big fat obvious lies himself (“we never asked for pension cuts”) -for which ample proof to the contrary is available-, y’all should realize that a bit more scrutiny of the man is obviously warranted.
I’ve written this story a hundred different times before already: the EU [Moderist Rome] is an organization led by people with, let’s define this subtly and carefully, sociopathic traits (Antisocial Personality Disorder), simply because the EU [Moderist Rome] structure self-selects for such people. As do all other supra-national organizations [secular Modernist Rome included], and quite a few national ones too, but let’s stick with Brussels [Modernist Rome] for now.
That such people are selected is due in great part to the less than transparent democratic [rational] acts and procedures in Brussels. Which allow for ever larger numbers of the same ‘sort’ of people [think homo-lobby?] to accumulate. No coincidence there either.
Many of you will say that you can’t s ay that kind of thing, you can’t call Juncker [Francis] a sociopath. But the fact is, I can. Who can not say it are Tsipras and Varoufakis, not in public. But I wouldn’t even want to guess at the number of times they’ve done so in private. And it’s high time we lift the veil on this. We are being governed by sociopaths, and that’s by no means just a European [Vatican] thing.
And besides, in general it’s not something that we should refrain from talking about. The reason we do is, I bet you, is because we don’t know how to recognize the traits and characteristics. But in fact, that’s not hard. Just plucked this off the interwebs in 2 seconds flat:
Profile of the Sociopath
• Glibness and Superficial Charm.
• Manipulative and Conning.
• Never recognize rights of others, see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. …
• Grandiose Sense of Self. …
• Pathological Lying. …
• Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt. …
• Shallow Emotions. …
• Incapacity for Love, Compassion
• Need for Stimulation.
[YES TO ALL THE ABOVE]
Anyone want to tell me that does not describe Juncker [Francis]? Still, the big problem with sociopaths -and do note how I subtly steer away from the term psychopath- is that you can not have an effective negotiation with them. Because once you’ve reached a conclusion -which’ll be hard fought and take forever-, they’ll just renege on it and come back with additional conditions. And then claim you are the one who did that.
Check Juncker [Francis]. Check the 5 month history of Greece negotiations [post Synod] with the Troika. And note that that’s exactly what they accuse Syriza of. [Here we see a parallel with statements where Francis makes remarks against gender and with in a matter of days has public audience with unrepentant sexual deviant] They claim Tsipras suffers from the very disorder they do. That too is typical. It’s a pattern, an MO, it’s how these minds function.
The main one for me is the lack on empathy, compassion [pasty-faced Christians]. That got 1000s killed in Ukraine, and in the Mediterranean, and now in Greece [here the parallel is souls lost]. All deathly dramas Brussels could have prevented, and chose not to. In Brussels and Berlin, it’s more important that countries [clerics] toe the line than that their citizens actually survive [hell].
Europe [Catholicism] has moved, at a very rapid clip, from a union of 28 different sovereign states [doctrine based on the teaching of Our Lord], each with their own governments and political views and directions, to one where a top heavy bureaucratic structure, hand-puppeted on by a mere handful member states and systemic banks, dictate what each member state, both its politicians and its citizens, may do or not do. [Here the parallel is a Roman nomenklatura and German interests funding the Vatican] Or think. Electing a left wing government [Card. Burke at the last Synod], for instance, equals asking for trouble.
[And from here on, I will allow you dear reader to make the necessary corresponding comments…]
There is no democracy left in Europe, people have no direct say anymore, there’s just a two-pronged dictatorship: there’s Merkel and Hollande, who in the Greek crisis have proven themselves to be mere tools to vested interests, and I’m being extremely kind now, and there’s Juncker and Tusk and Dieselflower, who are really just inconsequential sociopathic wankers that could at any moment be replaced by other hammers and screwdrivers.
In that light, it can only be a fitting irony that it was Juncker in his speech yesterday who said:
“Playing off one democracy against 18 others is not an attitude which is fitting for the great Greek nation.”.
He could have easily followed up with:
Because that’s what we in Brussels have a monopoly on.”
The EU is a club led by people with mental disorders, that panders to special interests. It’s not a union of sovereign nations that hold meetings on how to find common ground. That common ground is now supposedly a given, and no matter what any nation thinks about that matters one bit anymore. Unless it’s Germany or France, and even then. The EU has superseded the nations that formed it. And that can never have been the idea of the people of these nations. As I started writing a few hours earlier today:
It won’t be a surprise anymore that I am not a fan of the European Union. That is to say, I like the idea but not the execution of it, and certainly not the clowns who execute it. However, what happened yesterday is something that even I couldn’t foresee. The Troika volunteered to self-immolate, though the three-headed beast is undoubtedly too full of hubris to understand what it did. Good.
Still, I’m looking at this, thinking: really guys? You really think deliberately sparking chaos in an EU member state on the eve of a democratic referendum is something that will help your case in the long term? Have you thought this through at all? I’m guessing the overriding notion is that threatening and bullying as a model has worked for Brussels so far; but I’m also guessing that the approach has its limits.
Like with many things, there may well be a gaping hole between what can be considered legally justified and what morally justified. But be that as it may, you can’t rule over 28 different sovereign nations with no morals whatsoever. That’s coming back to bite you in the face.
For the ECB to freeze ELA for Greek banks is the biggest blunder it has ever made, and arguably the biggest one it is capable of making in its present mandate. For one thing, it’s a purely political move, and the ECB has no place in politics, or politics inside the ECB.
That the Eurogroup added to the insult a refusal to grant Greece a one-week extension so preparations for the referendum could be executed in peace, tells us loud and clear what it thinks about democracy: it’s a mere afterthought.
Bullying sovereign nations gets old, fast. What you guys are at the moment doing to Greece, you won’t be able to repeat against Italy or Spain. They’ll have you for breakfast.
The EU, which is made up of 28 democratic and sovereign nations, is being run like some absolute kingdom, ostensibly led by a 24/7 drunk. How long do you think that can last?
The very minimum the ECB should have done this week is to issue an explicit guarantee for all Greek bank deposits up to and including the July 5th referendum. To make sure there would be no bank runs and line ups at ATMs leading up to the vote, which merely represents the purest form of democracy. That is hasn’t speaks volumes. And it can’t possibly have been a monetary deliberation; what happens now is far more costly for the bank, and for European taxpayers, than such a guarantee.
I love that the EU does this, and the Troika with it, because they ensure their own demise. What I don’t like is the people who will fall victim in the interim, starting with the ones here in Greece. If this is the best the EU can do on a human scale, it has no reason to exist. And everyone better get out while they can.
Europe can form a great union, peaceful and prosperous and happy. It has many many wise and smart people who can make that work. But those people are not in Brusssels, where the decisions are being taken. And there’s a reason for that.
In closing, a final thought for those who have gotten to this point. As per Proverb 16:18
“Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.”
This must be the case with Brussels as with Modernist Rome.
It can’t be any other way.
And we can rest assured that the above is the case since we recite it at every Mass:
Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, factorem caeli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium.