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A Vatican II Christmas

November 17, 2015



OH, to be sure, there have almost always been flagrant public sinners and hypocrites in the Catholic Church. But they didn’t — they couldn’t — seek to overturn the Church itself, its doctrines, its rites and its sacred laws. That task is the distinction of the Vatican II Church, the monstrous ape of the Catholic Church. Speaking of monstrous apes, here is “Cardinal” Timothy Dolan, “Archbishop” of New York, posing with this year’s Rockettes in New York City.

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Alex writes:

It’s nice to see five women posing with camels.  However, the one in the middle could lose some weight and get a new outfit.


A Fake Suicide Bombing in Paris

November 17, 2015


ONE DOES not have to be Sherlock Holmes to know that the events that took place at the Comptoir Voltaire in Paris last Friday night were not as they have been reported by the French government and the media. A simple review of the news reports reveals that the story is, at least in part, a fabrication.

Does that mean that no one was murdered in attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th? No, it does not. Does that mean there are no Muslim terrorists in Paris? No, it does not. Does it mean the other Friday the 13th attacks may involve disinformation too and represent a treasonous, war-mongering psy-op against the French people and the entire Western world for the sake of attaining certain objectives in the Middle East? Yes, it does.

On Saturday, one day after the attacks, we are told that Ibrahim Abdeslam, 31, detonated a suicide bomb at approximately 8:45 p.m. in the small cafe, the Comptoir Voltaire, on the Boulevard Voltaire (nice bit of advertising for the ferocious French revolutionary), in a Jewish quarter of Paris close to the Bataclan Theatre, which was also attacked during an Eagles of Death Metal concert. Abdeslam allegedly blew himself up instantly. This is the account reported in all the mainstream media, although initially it was said he blew himself up outside the cafe.

I invite readers to go to Google and query “suicide bomb restaurant Israel” and view, if you have the stomach for it, the kind of devastation a suicide bomb causes. You will see imploded windows, partially collapsed roofs, exposed beams and general havoc. You will also see what are indisputably images of people who have been maimed by an explosive device. One does not have to be an explosives expert to know that one of the characteristic consequences of explosives is chaos, not discreet damage here and there.

At the Comptoir Voltaire, however, we see something entirely different. We see a few overturned chairs and, oddly, what appear to be an unbloodied jacket and coat on the sidewalk outside the cafe, as if the bomb neatly blew off a few garments without disturbing a sidewalk sandwich board nearby. The above video shows a government forensic team in the cafe examining the body of Abdeslam, whom we are told was a pot-smoking hedonist, a disappointment to his wife and family — not exactly the stuff of a martyr for Allah. In other photos, we see a few holes and cracks in the cafe windows, but that is all. A blackboard near the bomber’s table appears untouched. Chairs on the other side of the window from where he sat are not even overturned. Pictures and signs on the walls and windows show no damage. A coffee cup and a tea cup containing a used lemon are completely undisturbed.

Forensic police search for evidences inside the Comptoir Voltaire cafe at the site of an attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARD (Photo credit should read KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images) (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP/Getty Images)

Forensic police search for evidences inside the Comptoir Voltaire cafe in Paris.  (KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images)

When a person blows himself up, it is typically difficult to identify the body, but Abdeslam was identified by the very next day even though, judging from this video, his body remained in the cafe as late as Saturday morning. Normally, a suicide bomb strong enough to kill would destroy identifying papers too.

Was Abdeslam simply incompetent? Did he make a weak bomb? Then we must ask how he was instantly killed and why he wasn’t taken to the hospital right away. The objective of suicide bombings, by the way, is not suicide. The objective is homicide. Abdeslam killed no one at the Comptoir Voltaire. One person was reportedly injured (even though papers on the wall were not damaged).

One must seriously question the motives of this alleged terrorist. Did he wish to close the borders of France to Muslim immigrants? To launch war against Muslim countries? Then he was a suicide bomber in every sense of the word — and a blank slate upon which an ongoing fiction can be drawn.

Abdeslam’s brother, Salah, a sensitive- and intelligent-looking immigrant to Belgium, was also allegedly involved in the attacks and is now one of the most wanted men in Europe. Read More »


“Je Suis Un Fasciste”

November 17, 2015


THE French nationalist pop group, Les Brigandes, refreshingly describes some of the forces shaping France today in their song “Antifa,” which was apparently later censured. I’m not sure what was changed, but I have a good idea. Read More »


Who Are the “Eagles of Death Metal?”

November 17, 2015


 Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal on August 26, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Jesse Hughes of Eagles of Death Metal on August 26, 2012 in Reading, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

JOSH writes:

First, I would like to say that I have been a fan of your site for years and that I am broadly in sympathy with your views (including agnosticism including agnosticism in interpreting various recent world events).  However,  I am writing to correct what I think is a misconception regarding the music group “The Eagles of Death Metal,” [the band playing at the Bataclan Hall in Paris during Friday night’s attacks.]  I am not writing to defend the band as talented, wholesome, or even morally neutral.  Like most modern pop music they unreflectively endorse a casual attitude toward sex, and a general (though, frankly, mildly so compared to many of their contemporaries) disposition toward hedonism.  Having said that, I did want to say, for your benefit, that they are not who you think they are.

 “The Eagles of Death Metal,” are not in fact a “Death Metal” band.  The name is a joke of sorts.  The word “Eagles” in the name, is a reference to the 1970s band, who, I gather the EODM consider to be lame.  One of the band members once heard a friend describe a different band  as “The Eagles of Death Metal” and he found this an amusing description.  The EODM’s music is blues influenced, heavy on slide guitar, mostly melodic.  The devil horns sign is more of a hipster detached irony, combined with the fact that most urban young hipsters are atheists and associate this hand symbol with “rock and roll” (though even this is viewed with a detached kind of irony).  I imagine that the band and the audience find the whole idea of Satan to be provincial to the extent that they even think about it.  Note that I am not saying that these symbols have no power despite the intentions of the people involved, or that on some level, this indifference between good and evil isn’t the work of the devil.  Modern culture and modern rock and roll certainly unwittingly (semi-wittingly?) play into the devil’s hands. Read More »


A Staged Photo from Paris?

November 16, 2015


MANY MEDIA outlets are running this gruesome photo of the inside of the Bataclan theater in Paris, where 89 people were reportedly killed by terrorists on Friday. I’m sorry to post this disturbing image, in which the dead bodies are digitally obscured, and I send my sympathies to anyone hurt in the theater and the friends and relatives of anyone killed, but I think it is important to examine this photo because it is strange. Why is no one attending to these victims? Where are the emergency responders? It’s very unusual even when only police have arrived for no one to help those who have been shot. Usually even victims who are believed to be dead are rushed to hospitals just in case they may be revived. That is standard practice. And yet these victims are left in piles. Is this the moment before any police and medics arrived? Does that mean no one stayed behind to help these poor people, some of whom may have survived if they were treated?

This photo and the absence of cell phone images from inside the theater raise troubling questions about news accounts.

While there are no images of the actual massacre taking place in an age of ubiquitous cameras, we do have this perfect portrait of the crowd (with the obligatory flashing of the devil’s horns) before the concert. Do concertgoers in the satanic rock circuit normally pose for professional-looking group shots before concerts?



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The Occult Peace Symbol for Paris

November 16, 2015



THE anti-Christian Teutonic rune of death, known as the Peace Symbol, becomes a new insignia for the Paris attacks.


A Day Care Fatality

November 16, 2015

A WOMAN whose baby died on his first day in day care now campaigns for the unrealistic, Capitalistic pipe dream of extended parental leave instead of an economy — and a culture — that enables many more mothers to stay home indefinitely.


Fanning War in Paris

November 16, 2015


THE Irish writer Gearoid O’Coleman gives his views on the situation in Paris for RT News, the Russian media outlet.


St. Albert the Great

November 15, 2015


“The greater and more persistent your confidence in God, the more abundantly you will receive all that you ask. ” 

— St. Albert the Great


Cui Bono?

November 15, 2015

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THE INTERNET is abuzz with skepticism about the official details of the devastating Paris attacks. Was this more manufactured terror, another black operation intended to promote public support for war in the Middle East, divert attention from the real enemies of Europe, inflame passions for and against Muslims, and create the passive, supine herd that concedes to repressive security measures?

The death of the attackers (a familiar component of all false flag events), the drills scheduled for the same day, the seemingly instantaneous appearance of sympathetic lighting on public buildings and the reported lack of images (see first video) of events within the soccer stadium all raise suspicions. There is the troubling question of where the alleged terrorists obtained their explosives. There is also the oddity that the perpetrators of the attacks were instantly identified by the government and media. According to one blogger, Wikipedia had a detailed entry within two hours of the attacks. Michel Chossudovsky writes:

Within minutes following the attacks, which were launched simultaneously, and prior to the release of a preliminary report by the police, France’s media went into overdrive. News commentators and intelligence analysts on France’s network TV stated with authority that the attacks emanated from Syria and Iraq.

The media coverage of these tragic events was casually linked up with the war in the Middle East, highlighting France’s commitment –alongside its allies– in waging a “humanitarian war” against the terrorists.

The Islamic State was identified as the architect of the attacks.

The attacks were described without evidence as an act of revenge and retribution against France for having bombed ISIS strongholds in Syria and Iraq as part of Obama’s counter-terrorism air campaign.


The political discourse is in some regards reminiscent of the 9/11 attacks and the statements of George W. Bush et al.

The media immediately started comparing the November 13 attacks in Paris to 9/11, intimating that France was at war and that the alleged Islamic State attack was from abroad, i.e. the Middle East.

Police State Measures

President Hollande had ordered by decree without debate or consultation with France’s National Assembly the enactment of a State of Emergency throughout France, coupled with the closing of France’s borders allegedly to prevent terrorists from coming in, and from terror suspects from leaving the country.

The measures also included procedures which enable the police to conduct arbitrary arrests and house searches without a warrant within the Paris metropolitan area opening up the development of a potential hate campaign directed against France’s Muslim population.

Will the attacks be used to justify deploying NATO troops to Syria?

Some are saying The Economist magazine, a propaganda arm of the international oligarchy which holds its famous secret meetings at the Hotel de Bilderberg in the Netherlands every year, predicted the attacks on its cover earlier this year. The occult symbolism on the magazine cover is analyzed at the preceding link. The fact that the attacks occurred on Friday the 13th and that a concert hall hosting “The Eagles of Death” are similarly disturbing. A familiar feature of false flag operations is the simultaneous promotion of immoral behavior. (In the Virginia shooting, the live-in relationship between the allegedly murdered reporter with a news anchor was featured. In the Oregon shooting, the supposed hero Chris Mintz was photographed in his hospital bed with a demonic trio of friends.)

We cannot know, of course, but all official accounts of terror attacks should be treated with skepticism. We know for sure that government intelligence agencies have already engaged in massive deception and treason to achieve political goals through terror. We should be sympathetic to the dead, but withhold definite conclusions as to the perpetrators. Above all else, we should refuse to be afraid.


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Rearranging these numbers, one gets the dates for the Charlie Hebdo attack and the Friday the 13th attack.

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Toys R Us Men

November 13, 2015

KARL D. writes:

From the files of arrested development among the young “adult” American male. You may not be aware of it, but a growing number of men in their 20s and well into their 30s are collecting toys, specifically, action figures and comic books from Sci-Fi TV shows and movies — collections that can, and do, run into hundreds of these figures. There are entire online communities dedicated to this. Read More »


Elderly German Sentenced for Challenging Auschwitz Legends

November 13, 2015


MICHAEL HOFFMAN reports on the case of Ursula Haverbeck, an 87-year-old German woman who has been sentenced to ten months in prison for stating that inmates of Aushcwitz were not killed in gas chambers. Haverbeck was fined thousands of dollars in 2009 for offending Charlotte Knobloch, president of the Central Council of Jews.

Tens of thousands of Jews and others unquestionably suffered and died at Auschwitz. But Haverbeck maintains, as do other “revisionists,” that Auschwitz was a labor camp where most died from uncontrolled disease, rather than deliberate extermination in gas chambers. Zyklon B, the famous gas, was used to delouse the clothes of camp inmates to prevent typhus, which killed many thousands. Haverbeck’s opinions are consistent with the evidence. Even the famous “Nazi Hunter” Simon Wiesenthal stated that “there were no extermination camps on German soil.”

European courts do not punish people for challenging any other historical event. According to The Daily Mail:

During her defence she said that the Holocaust of six million Jews ‘was the greatest and longest lived lie in history.’

Judge Björn Jönsson struggled to maintain his temper with the elderly Nazi after she said she shouldn’t be punished for the crime again as she had already been fined twice and given a suspended sentence for previous Holocaust denials.

He said: ‘I do not have to prove the Holocaust to you, same as I do not have to prove that the earth is round.

‘It is futile to discuss facts with people like you. A thief who steals the same thing again and again is punished again and again.’

The prosecutor in the case stormed: ‘It is regrettable that a woman who is still so vivid in her old age wastes her energy trying to spread such a hair-raising bullshit.’ Read More »


Manufactured Hysteria at Missouri

November 13, 2015

THE media loves to incite hate fests, but the recent incident at the University of Missouri is probably one more example of juvenile, fabricated racial oppression. From The Federalist:

Something stinks at the University of Missouri. A reported incident of vandalism at Mizzou sparked university-wide protests, a boycott by the school’s 4-5 football team, and eventually the resignation of the university’s president and chancellor.

There’s only one problem: no evidence of the alleged incident, in which a poop swastika on the wall of a dormitory restroom was reported, has ever been made publicly available. Read More »


Francis and The White Crucifixion

November 13, 2015


THE White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall is apparently the favorite painting of “Pope” Francis (it’s on the cover of one of his books). The blasphemous artwork is an interesting study in psychological warfare against the Church. Maurice Pinay writes:

What we’re looking at above in The White Crucifixion is a work of alchemy, and anyone who knows anything about Hasidic Judaism will know where I’m coming from with that observation. Quite simply, ‘Chagall’ has transmuted the ideological descendants of the Pharisees who had Jesus Christ executed into Christlike victims, while transmuting Jesus into an East European Hasid (by the striped prayer shawl and surrounding context).

There are subtexts surrounding this central theme:

… a mother hugs her child to her chest as she flees the destruction. Above her is a Torah scroll with white light streaming from it and a figure stepping over the light. This refers to a famous Hasidic tale, when a bishop ordered the Torah to be burnt. Rabbi Israel prayed and his prayers pierced to the palace of the Messiah. As a result the bishop fell into a fit, which frightened those who intended to burn the scrolls …

… a synagogue is being burnt by a Nazi brownshirt whilst behind Nazi flags can be seen … (Richard Harries, The Passion in Art, pp. 109-110)

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The Model Minority: Slavery Edition

November 13, 2015

ANTI-GLOBALIST Expatriate writes:

This kind of slavery found at a salt farm in South Korea happens all over Asia, not just in Thailand, Burma, and Malaysia. It involves the connivance of government officials, the police, and the military.


Irrational Atheism Inhibits Thought

November 12, 2015

INTERESTING reflections by John C. Wright on the demise of rational atheism and the decline of thought:

In my youth, it was possible for a man to believe in absolute truth without believing in God. All rational atheists so believe.

In the modern climate, it is realized that the belief in absolute truth forces one eventually to recognize absolute standards in moral law, that is, a law unbound by time and space, and the existence of such standards logically imply a law-giver to whom one is morally bound to obey, but the only lawgiver unbound by time and space must be a supernatural one: a god.

While it is a logically self-consistent philosophical position to hold, as I did, that moral law can be objective without a God to legislate it, one finds that the intellectual elite of the West cannot maintain that position: because the emotional reason why they wished to escape from God in the first place  was because they wished to escape the moral law.

In order to promote and protect sin, even well educated men, once they lose the belief in God, soon find themselves unwilling, or perhaps unable, to articulate any rational reason defending the position.

The habit of argumentation falls to one side. Schools no longer teach it, and men can get doctorates these days without ever once, not once, participating in an honest question and answer about any intellectual matter.

The ability to entertain an idea without believing that idea is lost. The art of debate is lost. The art of thought is lost.

And the atheists, by their own unwillingness to look truth in the face, lobotomize their own ability to support or defend their position. Their atheist philosophy becomes merely an emotional decoration to their life, a plume for their cap, something they stock on the shelves of their empty brains like bric-a-brac.

Sin darkens the intellect. The reason why is because reason shows the sinner what his sin really is. He reaches the point of no return: either he abandons sin, and repents, and embraces the cold truths of reason, or embraces sin more closely, doubles the dose until he overdoses, and abandons reason.


“Don’t Talk Politics or Religion”

November 12, 2015

IS the familiar conversational rule that one must “never talk politics or religion” the product of a conspiracy? Some reflections at a blog called The Liberty Bell.


A Bit of White Male Chauvinism

November 11, 2015


A READER from France sends his tribute to the much-maligned white male.