I have been listening to CNN folks, for instance, lose their minds about what it is reported that Donald Trump said about he preferring that the U. S. not take immigrants from “blanketyblank” countries, which, it is alleged, were Haiti and some African countries.
This, if it was said, would be demeaning to the people and the countries of Africa and Haiti. The good journalists / pure as driven snow left-wingers who always say the right thing and are on the correct side of everything, are in pure howl mode now. However, when one points out that black people, African Americans, were not only called niggers but attacked and killed by a mob that was essentially all Irish Roman Catholic during the New York City Draft Riots in 1863, which by their standards should be “intolerant” and “hate-filled, vile and racist”, they have no comment and no interest in it.
People need to know history one CNN commentator said yesterday but apparently it is only some history we need to know and not all. If Donald Trump says these things then it is hateful, but if black people are called niggers and they are murdered during another part of American history, then we don’t talk about it and if we do talk about it, then that Catholics overwhelmingly took part or that the Church / Archbishop John Hughes could have stopped the rioters and did not, is disputed. People like me who point out things like this are just ignored by the large mainstream media so far.
I have recently written to a Chicago Tribune reporter who wrote of the death of a lady who was a kind of a hero of mine, Barbara Blaine, who founded SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. I had corresponded a little with Ms. Blaine in the past and I was very saddened to hear of her death.
The Tribune reporter stated:
Blaine’s group — the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, which she founded in 1988 — would bring to light the Catholic Church’s clergy-abuse crisis more than a decade before the Boston Globe exposed the church’s cover-up.
“Her relentless advocacy enabled millions to eventually accept a long unbelievable reality: that tens of thousands of priests raped and fondled hundreds of thousands of kids while bishops hid these heinous crimes,” said Barbara Dorris, the managing director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, the group Blaine helped start. “Her contributions to a safer society would be hard to overstate.”
I pointed out to her that she had disclosed that years ago, it was “unbelievable” that priests had abused innumerable victims and that this wrongdoing had been covered up and it was a Joe Public or rather Barbara Public, or Blaine, who tried to get the word out about it. Finally, the media, the Boston Globe, got with the program and investigated what the victims, like Barbara Blaine had been shouting from the rooftops for years. It was looked into and found to be true, and finally publicised.
I asked if the murder of a U. S. President would also be considered to be a great crime and worthy to inform the public about. I told her about the celebrated clergyman, Charles Chiniquy, who was a significant Illinois personality and possibly Abraham Lincoln’s best friend. I pointed out that her newspaper, the Tribune, put the news of the celebration of Chiniquy’s 80th birthday on its front page some four years after he published his extremely popular autobiography that contained the allegation that the Jesuits were behind the murder of Lincoln.
I pointed out that I was not losing debates on the subject and even though an allegation, such as the Jesuits culpability in Lincoln’s murder, may seem “unbelievable”, that didn’t mean it couldn’t be true and especially in light of the Tribune’s previous reporting on Chiniquy, what he said should be revisited.
I expect it will be round filed as per the normal sleepwalking activities of the good people in the mainstream media.
Also, in other news, I also may be debating the history faculty of a Canadian university about Charles Chiniquy, who they evidently believe is a real charlatan. That is interesting and I am curious to see what they have to say in the new year in response to me.
Happy New Year!!
What role has Catholicism played in American political life? If anyone criticizes followers of this religion, they are called bigots. This can be seen in this article http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2017/09/13/gop-slams-donnelly-over-religion-comments-by-other-senators.html
What does Roman Catholicism do to a country? Is it a blessing or something else? Fareed Zakaria of CNN touched on this on one of his shows and I happened to catch it. It is very interesting. What he said on the air, I think he also put down in print form at https://fareedzakaria.com/2017/08/04/the-democrats-should-rethink-their-immigration-absolutism/. He was discussing the U.S. Democratic Party’s position on immigration.
The anxiety is about more than jobs. In his 2004 book “Who Are We?,” Harvard University scholar Samuel Huntington pointed out that the scale, speed and concentration of Mexican migration into America after 1965 were without precedent in the country’s history and could provoke a backlash.
He asserted that America had more than just a founding ideology; it had a culture that had shaped it powerfully. “Would America be the America it is today if in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics?” Huntington asked. “The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.” He advocated some modest limits on immigration and, more important, a greater emphasis on assimilation.
Wow, what an fascinating statement by a Harvard academic! If the United States, instead of being settled by Protestants, had been settled by Catholics, it would be a narco-state like corrupt Mexico, http://john1911.com/mexico-is-a-narco-state/, America would be a Brazil, which has ongoing significant issues with corruption as shown in a very recent Washington Post article, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/democracy-post/wp/2017/08/24/forget-its-ousted-politicians-heres-the-real-cost-of-brazils-corruption/. If it had a Catholic founding population, and culture, instead of a Protestant one, and its biblical values, the U. S. could be like Quebec, the most corrupt province in Canada, as Maclean’s, Canada’s national magazine, accurately pointed out and was vigorously condemned for doing so, http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-most-corrupt-province/. And the difference is the religion of the people, as per this academic. This top scholar declares that the difference between a country becoming a corrupt, poor, screwed up state like Mexico or a world super power like the United States, is whether its founding culture is Protestant or Catholic, how amazingly revealing! Thank God for English Protestantism and ultimately the Protestant Reformation!
The past wrongdoing of the Jesuits is coming back to bite them. The Jesuits, the Society of Jesus, have been linked to all kinds of crimes, also were, I understand, the largest slave-owners in Maryland. Their famous university, Georgetown, is having to confront its relationship to slavery. The university itself declares “Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice.” Oh really, that is interesting because Georgetown one day didn’t decide to come clean, students, were the ones who, when they found out about this past, confronted the leadership of the university and forced this out in the open. They are offering to help descendants of slaves but what they properly, biblically should be doing is paying the descendants the wages they stole from their forefathers, just as the Jews were paid their wages before they left Egypt, where they were slaves. They have very recently said they repent of this but that is a bit hard to believe when they have to be forced into confronting their past to begin with.
Read more at
Student protesters see victory in Georgetown addressing historical ties to slavery
Taking babies from new mothers and selling them? It beggars the imagination if true. The Free Thought Project reports on it today though:
Lawsuit Alleges Catholic Church Stole Babies through Forced Adoption to Sell Them for Profit
Revelation 17:5 reads, “And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.” Taking children from their mothers to sell them would truly be an abomination.
A western US Diocese is the latest to use bankruptcy protection to make sure the general public and victims don’t find out the full extent of the Catholic clergy sex abuse and cover-up in eastern Montana.
According to the victims group, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,
The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings is just the latest to hide behind bankruptcy protection to avoid potentially embarrassing and expensive child sex abuse and cover-up civil trials.
These filings are seldom about money. Instead, church officials filed for federal protection on the eve of a July trial to ensure that victims and the general public never know the true extent of sex abuse and cover-up throughout eastern Montana.
Read more at http://www.snapnetwork.org/mt_diocese_files_for_bankruptcy_ahead_of_trial_victims_respond
The Globe and Mail recently reported that “Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the ‘sins and failings of the church and its members’ during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide as the Holy See sought to open a new phase in relations nearly a quarter-century after the slaughter.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pope-begs-forgiveness-for-church-role-in-rwandan-genocide/article34346210/.
With shades of the genocide in Yugoslavia during World War 2, once again the Roman Catholic is implicated in a horrific genocide. It is truly amazing that these “men and women of God” thought that they were doing the right thing when they participated in the murders of these civilians. It is good, I guess, that the head of this religion / nation has admitted what was done to at least some extent but it has been slow going to get it, the article details. Again, this is truly amazing information and confession.
The Guardian also had a very interesting op-ed piece in it several years ago by Chris McGreal entitled “The Catholic church must apologise for its role in Rwanda’s genocide: The Vatican’s reluctance to confront those accused of murder in its midst is rooted in its refusal to face up to the church’s complicity in the events of 1994”. It can be found at https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/08/catholic-church-apologise-failure-rwanda-genocide-vatican.
It’s better to be an atheist than to be a hypocritical Catholic who leads a double life, says Pope Francis. So reported the National Post several days ago, http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/pope-francis-suggests-its-better-to-be-an-atheist-than-a-hypocritical-catholic.
Once you start to go down the road to accountability though you might not like where you end up. Or you might not get down the road very far before someone thinks it is better you are dead. At least that is what best-selling investigative writer David Yallop famously suggested in his book, “In the Name of God”, alleging that Pope John Paul 1 was murdered for wanting to clean things up at the Vatican.
Bestselling Vatican Exposé Makes Rounds
Francesca Chaouqui’s In the Name of Pietro, which was published on February 7 by Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), has been sold in Albania, Slovenia and Serbia. The book, which is now a bestseller in Italy, is being handled by Vicki Satlow, who controls all rights. Chaouqui was part of Pope Francis’ commission to clean up the Vatican’s financial affairs, and found she was the only one on the committee who actually wanted reform. She was later accused of leaking documents. The book is a first person account of her time in the Vatican.