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“the rebirth of the United States as a “normal” country”

27 October 2020

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Compare that with the unique blend of stratospheric megalomania, narcissistic self-worship and crass ignorance of the leaders of the US and you immediately see that the Empire is not dying anymore, it is already dead and has been dead for many months now.

What comes next?

Well, the election of course. I submit that under no scenario will the next administration be able to reverse that course and somehow miraculously resurrect the Empire. Empires don’t resurrect. It has been tried in the past (even by Napoleon), it never works. Once empires lose momentum and, especially, their ideological credibility, they are over. Oh sure, a dead body still can emit some heat for a while, some organs, or even cells, can work for a while longer, but dead is dead. Mostly dead bodies bloat and stink, which also applies to dead empires.

This is not to say that the outcome will not matter, it will – but only for the future of the United States themselves. Simply put, the upcoming vote is either a vote for upholding law and order in the US, or for total nihilism. On a deeper level, it is a vote for the US or against it: the Dems all hate this country and its “deplorables”; they also hate almost every aspect of US history (overturned statues are but symbols of this hatred) and they hate what they call “a racist system” in spite of the fact that the real causes of racial tensions in the US have very little to do with the “system” and everything to do with the unique problems of blacks in a culture with mainly European roots.

The Empire is dead. And I hope and believe that its death will mark the rebirth of the United States as a “normal” country (which is what happened to all the other former empires).”

The Saker

Read the whole article here.

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Richard A. Falk: ” a new order will be born”

26 October 2020

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“The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species.”

Richard A. Falk, in a 1975 article entitled “Toward a New World Order: Modest Methods and Drastic Visions,” in the book On the Creation of a Just World Order

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Bishop Hilarion: “The revision of the Church Tradition that is taking place”

25 October 2020

In this video Russian Orthodox Bishop Hilarion advises the faithful Christians currently involved in churches that are pushing essentially nonChristian teachings, particularly referring to sexual deviancy, to on no account agree to this destructive tendency, for it may cost them everything. 

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Robinson Crusoe and Social Isolation

25 October 2020

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You probably know the story. A young man wants to leave home and become a sailor. This he does despite his father’s advice. After a few close calls at sea, and after passing up many chances to go back home, he decides to keep sailing. He ends up on a deserted island as the sole survivor of a shipwreck, where he stays for 35 years.

 Robinson Crusoe believed that he had ignored God, and now God had abandoned him on this island. Even still he asks “why has God done this to me? What have I done to be thus used?” And yet, Crusoe came to realize that he was really very fortunate. He was the only one to survive the shipwreck. He had shelter, firearms to hunt food, seeds to plant crops, and was on an island free of predators. In fact, he came to feel that he was living in a kind of Utopia, and despite all he had done, God had not abandoned him. A Bible survived the shipwreck, and Crusoe finds comfort in the Psalms.

St. Mary of Egypt, sixth century, was a woman who squandered most of her early years through dissolute living. She repented of that and spent the rest of her life dwelling in the desert, by herself, praying to God. In all that time, forty years, she only received the Holy Eucharist once before she died. Yet she is considered a great saint because of the holiness of life she was able to attain. The fictional character, Robinson Crusoe likewise discovered that although he was shipwrecked alone on a deserted island, his life was still greatly blessed by God.

Like Robinson Crusoe, many people are finding themselves isolated from society. This can happen for many reasons, but just now it is most often because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps when we are isolated we should view our current circumstances as an indication that God is calling us to a humble and in some ways demanding piety that bears some similarities to that of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, such as Mary of Egypt, who were also socially isolated.  We are dissimilar from them in that they chose their condition, and that we are still living under our own roofs with many modern comforts, and are usually able to stay in touch with others over the phone and internet. But nevertheless the circumstances of the pandemic may be providing the right conditions for your spiritual life to become more inward and more intense than it has been hitherto.  Corporate worship with other believers is very important. But right now, when many of us are unable to attend as we would like to do, many of us are learning, with more intentionality, to invest more time and energy daily into focused prayer and Scripture reading in the quiet of our own homes. 

Our Lord Jesus Christ taught in the Sermon on the Mount “But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew chapter 6, verse 6)

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Lorenzo Scupoli: “pray patiently”

24 October 2020

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“Humble patience, tirelessness and persistence in prayer conquer the unconquerable God and incline Him to mercy. According to the Lord’s parable, the importunity of the widow inclined a wicked and unjust judge to grant her petition (cf. Lk. 18:1 ff.). The Lord gave this parable for a special purpose ? to teach us not to faint, but to pray patiently. If an unjust judge was persuaded to grant the petition of the widow, how can God fail to incline His ear to our prayers, if we persist in imploring Him since He is the essence of lovingkindness?”

Lorenzo Scupoli, Unseen Warfare

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Mainstream Media is corrupt and dishonest.

23 October 2020

The mainstream media is corrupt and dishonest. Leslie Stahl does a superb job of displaying exactly that in this shameful interview.

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John Cassian: ” to see the coming of the Father’s kingdom”

23 October 2020

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“The second request of the very pure soul is to see the coming of the Father’s kingdom (cf. Mt. 6:10). What this means first of all is that each day Christ should reign among holy men. And this happens when the devil’s power has been driven out of our hearts through the expulsion of sinful foulness and when God has begun to reign within us amid the good odors of virtue. With fornication vanquished, chastity rules; with anger overcome, peace is king; with pride under foot, humility is sovereign.”

St. John Cassian, Conferences

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Louis McFadden: “a carefully contrived occurrence”

22 October 2020

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“It was a carefully contrived occurrence. International bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair, so that they might emerge the rulers of us all.”

Louis Thomas McFadden, Congressman from Pennsylvania, speaking on the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Louis McFadden died of poisoning shortly thereafter.

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Edward Snowden: “The Government knows everything about you”

22 October 2020

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“They already know what you’re looking at on the internet, they already know where your phone is moving, now they know what your heart rate is. And when you think your phone is off, it’s not off, it’s just pretending to be off. The Government knows everything about you. What happens when they start to intermix these and apply artificial intelligence to them?”

Edward Snowden

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Servando Gonzalez: “too farfetched to be credible” ?

21 October 2020

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“Mark Twain once wrote that reality always trumps fiction, because, contrary to fiction, reality doesn’t follow any rules. He was right.

If 50 years ago a science-fiction writer would have written a novel in which the Soviet Union turns into a capitalist country and American changes into a carbon-copy of what the Soviet Union was under the Communists’ rule, no publisher would have printed it, because he would have considered the story too farfetched to be credible.

Nevertheless, this is close to what has happened. Let’s see.”

Servando Gonzalez

Read more here.

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