Connect with us

Red Pill

News

Five awesome things Vladimir Putin did to piss off America

Russian President Vladimir Putin has become one gigantic thorn in the side of America’s war party neo-cons and military complex multinationals. Here is a list of 5 moves Putin made to warrant the wrath of the entire western establishment

Published

on

0 Views

Post originally appeared on RT.

Although Russian President Putin has worked to form a strong and lasting partnership with Washington – in fields as diverse as fighting terrorism and exploring outer space – the spirit of goodwill and bilateral relations has not been reciprocated.

US-led NATO forces continue to push inexorably towards the Russian border, while plans are in progress to build a missile defense shield in Eastern Europe, which threatens the strategic balance in the region, thereby paving the way for another arms race.

At the same time, the United States and its allies have launched a number of disastrous and illegitimate wars against sovereign states, while portraying Putin as the greatest threat to global peace. The question that must be asked is: What has the Russian leader done to attract this sort of vilification on the part of the US? The answers reveal much more about the current state of affairs in Washington than anything that could be described as threatening on Putin’s part.

5. Putin gave US a ‘Get out of War Free’ card

One would think that the United States would be grateful to the Russian leader for his last-minute mediating efforts that allowed Washington to avoid what would have been a costly and certainly disastrous military confrontation in Syria. One would have thought wrong.

August 29, 2013 marks the day when the wheels of America’s global juggernaut began to go wobbly. It was the moment when UK Prime Minister David Cameron lost a historic vote in the House of Commons to join a US-led attack on Syria following on dubious claims that President Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against a Syrian village.

The British people, tired of being dragged into poorly scripted war sequels, were no longer America’s poodle.

Cameron’s failed bid placed the Obama administration in a nasty pickle: Risk attacking Syria without the support of its (former) most-reliable ally, or lose face on the international stage by calling off the dogs of war. Russia offered a third way. After US Secretary of State John Kerry remarked that Syria could avoid US cruise-missile diplomacy if it agreed to surrender its chemical weapons “within one week,” Moscow jumped at the opportunity to mediate on behalf of peace.

143546576879809

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at their meeting during the 50th Munich Security Conference | Photo: Eduard Pesov, RIA Novosti

It should be noted that Kerry got dragged over America’s sizzling media coals for committing the “blunder” of opening the door to a peaceful settlement to the Syrian crisis. Yet Putin would get most of the blame for keeping America out of war.

US news website Breitbart described Putin’s diplomatic overtures in Syria as “an obvious desire to make Kerry pay for his flub and throw a wrench in Obama’s determination to go to war with Syria.”

Now if Putin failed to get positive press by keeping America out of war, then what are the chances of him getting positive reviews under normal conditions?In any event, Washington is doing precisely what it wanted to do before Putin got involved: Bombing Syria – on the flimsy pretext of Islamic State threatening the country.

4. Putin awards Edward Snowden asylum

On May 20, 2013, an idealistic young man named Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor, caught a flight out of Hawaii non-stop to Hong Kong, where he handed over a massive stash of classified documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. The leaked information showed explosive details of a previously unknown global surveillance network run by the NSA in cooperation with the so-called Five Eyes, which include the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Although Russia may not have ranked among Snowden’s top-10 global getaway destinations, on June 23 the CIA agent-turned-whistleblower got a flight from Hong Kong to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport. On July 12, while still awaiting lengthy processing, Snowden released a statement extending his “gratitude and respect” to Russia, alongside a short list of other countries, for being “the first to stand against human rights violations carried out by the powerful rather than the powerless.

Suddenly, Russia was propelled from relative obscurity in the world of human rights defenders to the protector of oppressed and weary the world over. To call this situation an embarrassment for the United States would be an understatement. Snowden not only hung out the dirty laundry on America’s incredibly intrusive global intel network, but he sought refuge in ‘Putin’s Russia,’ a place that rarely receives a sliver of sunshine from the Western media and military complex.

Meanwhile, Snowden does not seem ready to live the cloistered life of a whistleblower on the run, drinking scotch and watching James Bond reruns in some backwater hotel in his underwear.

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden | Photo: Mark Blinch, Reuters

Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden | Photo: Mark Blinch, Reuters

Indeed, last January it was announced that the former NSA contractor would partner with Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and Greenwald on the executive board of the non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation, which claims to work on behalf of public-interest journalism.

We began this organization to protect and support those who are being punished for bringing transparency to the world’s most powerful factions or otherwise dissent from government policy,” Greenwald said, while calling Snowden’s actions “heroic.”

In April, Snowden made a video-link appearance during Putin’s annual Q&A marathon session, questioning the president about Russia’s attitude on mass surveillance.

Putin, assuring that Russia did not have any such program comparable to that of the NSA global system, did not miss a chance to take a thinly disguised dig at the US legal system: “Our agents are controlled by the law,” he told the audience. “You have to get a court’s permission to put an individual under surveillance. We don’t have mass permission, and our law makes it’s impossible for that kind of mass permission to exist.

For all those people who initially supported Snowden’s whistleblowing crusade, many of them turned viciously and hypocritically against him when they realized that they would be lectured on their own faults from not only Moscow, Russia, but from Vladimir Putin himself.

3. The (wildly successful) Sochi Games

Despite the gigantic ‘shitstorm’ American weathermen had predicted for the 2014 Sochi Games, the event turned out to be much more of a success than most people could have predicted. Not only did the dire, apocalyptic predictions of total failure not materialize, Russian athletes did not have far to go to haul home their 13 gold medals – the highest count of the Games.

However, many would-be visitors to Sochi shied away from the event thanks to the incessant doom-mongering of the Western media, which focused its pre-Game attention on ridiculous subjects, like the occasional stray dog, a couple of strange-looking toilets, and who could ever forget terrorism. But most damaging of all, perhaps was the uninformed discussion of Putin’s so-called ‘anti-gay’ ban, which the Western media has yet to properly explain.

In an interview with world media, Putin explained that in Russia “all people are absolutely equal regardless of their religion, sex, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. Everybody is equal. We have recently only passed a law prohibiting propaganda, and not of homosexuality only, but of homosexuality and child abuse, child sexual abuse. But this has nothing in common with persecuting individuals for their sexual orientation. And there is a world of difference between these things.”

This easy to understand law did not stop dozens of media commentators unleashing a torrent of absolute lies regarding the subject.

A fireworks display over Fisht Stadium during the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi | Photo: Vitaliy Belousov, RIA Novosti

A fireworks display over Fisht Stadium during the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi | Photo: Vitaliy Belousov, RIA Novosti

Harvey Fierstein wrote in the New York Times that “Russia’s president, Vladimir V. Putin, has declared war on homosexuals… allowing police officers to arrest tourists and foreign nationals they suspect of being homosexual, lesbian or “pro-gay” and detain them for up to 14 days.” Fierstein, an actor and playwright, not a lawyer, went on to explain in perfect nonsense that “the law could mean that any Olympic athlete, trainer, reporter, family member or fan who is gay — or suspected of being gay, or just accused of being gay — can go to jail.

How did Fierstein come up with this delusional idea? Well, instead of quoting a Russian source that might just have some clue as to what the law really was about, Fierstein quotes another equally clueless US publication, Huffington Post, who got their bogus information from a Canadian travel site (!) Well, so much for investigative journalism.

Now, with everybody believing that homosexuals were being rounded up by anti-gay goon squads and shipped off to a colorless Siberian archipelago, a number of celebrities, including Madonna and Lady Gaga, jumped on the propaganda express by shouting some mindless statements during their concerts that were totally detached from the reality.

Finally, there were even calls on part of the gay (and straight) community for the United States to declare a boycott of the Sochi Games, a move that was more about attempting to ruin Russia’s international event than any real and legitimate concerns about a non-existent ‘anti-gay’ law. Although the US did not go to the extreme of boycotting Sochi, Barack Obama did not attend.

That is a shame, because he missed one of the best Winter Games the world has seen in a long time. Incidentally, IOC President Thomas Bach said Russia would set up public protest zones in Sochi for “people who want to express their opinion or want to demonstrate for or against something.” They ended up being the emptiest sections in Sochi.

2. Putin is not fomenting global wars

Despite the West’s relentless efforts to portray Putin as some sort of warmonger in the style of, well, contemporary Western warmongers, Putin’s track record for keeping Russia out of foreign military entanglements has been impeccable. This indisputable fact continues to be a source of great irritation, I believe, for Western governments.

Consider the situation in Ukraine, where Putin has displayed a remarkable level of wise statesmanship to the point where the Western media must actually fabricate grand works of fiction in order to support the West’s increasingly delusional rhetoric against him. The most ludicrous work of fiction to date is entitled something like, “Putin’s Invisible Invasion of Ukraine.”

Here is how Business Insider lauded Putin for his contribution in brokering a ceasefire in Ukraine: “As Vladimir Putin engaged in marathon peace negotiations with Germany, France, and Ukraine in the capital of Belarus, Russian tanks were allegedly rolling into Ukraine.

There’s just one huge problem with that little line: It’s utterly false. Any guesses as to where Business Insider’s Michael B. Kelley got his military intelligence? Of course, from a Ukrainian military spokesman. Yes, an entire column of Russian tanks were said to have rolled into Ukraine at the very moment Putin was in Minsk hammering out the details of a peace deal. Did the Ukrainian side offer satellite evidence to support their very serious claims? No, they did not. Did the Western side request evidence to support the claims? Well, we don’t know, but one thing is for sure there are no such photos because there have been no such invasions.

But we should not expect a mere thing like facts to spoil the West’s anti-Putin party, which has been going full-throttle for years.

Meanwhile, no less a respectable periodical than The Economist penned a vacuous Valentine Day’s allegation that simply don’t hold water under scrutiny: “The EU and NATO are… Putin’s ultimate targets. To him, Western institutions and values are more threatening than armies. He wants to halt their spread, corrode them from within and, at least on the West’s fragile periphery, supplant them with his own model of governance.”

So how does the West ‘prove’ Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, which has never been captured either by mobile phone, photojournalist or the constellation of surveillance satellites circling the planet? Putin’s invisible war in Ukraine is described as “hybrid warfare.”

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO’s former secretary-general, irresponsibly and at great risk to the global peace, warned that Putin’s invisible armies now rolling over Ukraine would eventually take their magic traveling show to other Eastern European countries.

Latvia's army soldiers hold NATO (R) and Latvian flags during a celebration of the anniversary of Latvia joining the NATO, in Riga | Photo: Ints Kalnins, Reuters

Latvia’s army soldiers hold NATO (R) and Latvian flags during a celebration of the anniversary of Latvia joining the NATO, in Riga | Photo: Ints Kalnins, Reuters

This is not about Ukraine,” Rasmussen – changing the subject to fit his theme – told The Telegraph in an interview. “Putin knows that if he crosses the red line and attacks a NATO ally, he will be defeated. Let us be quite clear about that. But he is a specialist in (wait for it) hybrid warfare.”

It should be mentioned that Rasmussen himself was in charge of the 18-nation Western military alliance when Russia’s efforts to join the US missile defense shield in Eastern Europe were shot down, thus confirming Moscow’s valid suspicions that Russia – and despite an appeal to a ‘reset’ by Washington – was the actual target of this system.

Personally, I believe that the West and NATO were gambling that Putin would blink first and rush into an all-out military invasion of Ukraine. There are many reasons why the West would be desirous of such an outcome. The most obvious is that it would forever ruin Russia’s influence among European countries, and that would only serve the interests of NATO and Washington, not to mention the West’s military industrial complex. So when Putin did not jump at the tempting Ukrainian bait, the West was forced to begin circulating scare tactics that said Russia is planning for more ‘hybrid warfare’ schemes elsewhere.

Fortunately, even Washington’s most trusted allies have exposed the warnings as sensationalism and propaganda.

Der Spiegel wrote that “battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn’t holding perfectly, but it was holding.

It went on to note, however, that despite the relative success of the Minsk Agreement, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, told the media in Washington that Putin had “upped the ante” in eastern Ukraine – with “well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense, battalions of artillery” having been sent to the Donbass.

What is clear,” Breedlove said, “is that right now, it is not getting better. It is getting worse every day.”

According to Der Spiegel, German leaders “were stunned” by the comments, this flew in the face of the realities on the ground.

They didn’t understand what Breedlove was talking about. And it wasn’t the first time. Once again, the German government, supported by intelligence gathered by the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, did not share the view of NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR).”

For anybody who understands the increasingly pugilistic mentality of the US, where opportunities for militaristic expansion are deemed too valuable to waste, Putin’s “failure” to attack Ukraine is nothing less than a strategic setback for the West.

1. Defending traditional values against ‘new world order’

Although talk of a ‘new world order’ is largely confined to the more conspiratorial corners of respectable society, it would be difficult to deny that a frontal assault against traditional values and modes of (moral) behavior has been increasing of late. If I am reading the situation correctly, Russia – a traditional, conservative country that is being slowly rebuilt on the foundation of Orthodox Christianity – wants none of it.

One does not need to talk about the crude escapades and eventual arrest of Pussy Riot, for example, to understand that Russia is not willing to bargain when it comes to maintaining some level of decency and morals in society.

Russia’s already-mentioned law regarding the dissemination of “gay propaganda” is a perfect example. On the one hand, while the law does not infringe upon any person’s freedom to engage in whatever sort of sexual arrangements they prefer, it also ensures the freedom of children not to be forced to consider such issues. This sounds like nothing more than the soundest common sense. However, the West, which is becoming increasingly godless in terms of its hyper-liberal prerogatives, wants to unleash any and all subject of carnal interest into the public square.

I know I may be stepping into a cultural mine field here, but the latest attempt, I think, to impose a warped vision of humanity – the celebration of transgender – arrived courtesy of the 2014 Eurovision first-place winner, drag queen Conchita Wurst (who I can’t help thinking also bears an uncanny resemblance to Jesus Christ – coincidence?).While some may say this latest persona to enter the global consciousness is a harmless artist cashing in on his/her ‘uniqueness,’ others would disagree.

Masked members of protest band Pussy Riot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 18, 2014 | Photo: Shamil Zhumatov, Reuters

Masked members of protest band Pussy Riot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 18, 2014 | Photo: Shamil Zhumatov, Reuters

Considering that millions of people – many of them impressionable children and adolescents – watch this annual program, should we be so quick to dismiss what kind of psychological impact a bearded transgender woman might leave on this group? Are these the “heroes” that our children should be emulating?

Shortly after the Eurovision show, Putin, who described himself as “very liberal,” gave his view on the winner: “For us it is important to reaffirm traditional values…People have the right to live their lives the way they want. But they should not be aggressive, or put it up for show.

Many Russians sided with their leader on the matter as thousands signed a petition demanding that Eurovision be removed from the TV lineup, accusing “godless” European liberals of exposing children to a “hotbed of sodomy”. Indeed, it can hardly be denied that, over the long-term, such outrageous displays of ‘culture’ must eventually take its toll on any society, and not least of all in the area of simple demographics.

Because Vladimir Putin is fighting against the steady encroachment of increasingly aggressive and irresponsible behavior flooding the world from the West, the Russian leader has attracted the scorn of sell-out Western politicians the world over. Yet he has also won over a huge number, the hearts and minds of millions of individuals – Americans included – who understand that Putin is fighting for traditional conservative values in a world gone mad.

For that he deserves to be not simply applauded, but followed.

References:

http://rt.com/op-edge/246481-putin-us-policy-russia/

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Advertisement
25 Comments

25
Leave a Reply

avatar
25 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
0 Comment authors
carlos jose rios grajalesstate farm car insurance quotecm59x4ctxckw54mtdfsgw9j5nwmtxt5m8ct4ykwk7rdywx8t54w5ctxsdfanani siktigim Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 39200 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Informations on that Topic: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 74137 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 88205 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 26475 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 39371 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 77770 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More Infos here: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Informations on that Topic: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

ccn2785xdnwdc5bwedsj4wsndb

[…]the time to read or go to the content material or web-sites we’ve linked to beneath the[…]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 35004 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

3nvb54wnxd5cbvbecnv5ev75bc

[…]Here are several of the web pages we advocate for our visitors[…]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 78446 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

Title

[…]here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to because we consider they may be worth visiting[…]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] Read More here: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

… [Trackback]

[…] There you will find 78362 more Infos: redpilltimes.com/five-awesome-things-vladimir-putin-did-to-piss-off-america/ […]

trackback

Title

[…]one of our visitors not long ago recommended the following website[…]

trackback

Title

[…]below you’ll locate the link to some web-sites that we feel it is best to visit[…]

trackback

Title

[…]very handful of internet sites that take place to be in depth beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly properly really worth checking out[…]

trackback

Title

[…]Here are a few of the web sites we advise for our visitors[…]

Latest

Roman Catholic priest removed from parish for burning LGBT flag

Priest’s removal ordered by his bishop, alleging the priest was mentally ill.

Seraphim Hanisch

Published

on

Fox News reported that a Roman Catholic priest was removed from his post in a Chicago neighborhood by his cardinal (bishop) and sent away for “pastoral support” for burning an LGBT “rainbow flag”, after reciting a prayer of exorcism.

The original newspiece, by Mitchell Armentrout of The Chicago Sun-Timeshas this to say:

The priest who ignited controversy last week by burning an LGBTQ-friendly flag on church grounds against the orders of Cardinal Blase Cupich has been removed from his Avondale parish.

Cupich sent two of his top deputies to Resurrection Catholic Church on Friday to notify the Rev. Paul Kalchik that he was being removed as pastor, according to two sources close to the priest.

In a letter to parishioners and staff released Saturday evening by the Archdiocese of Chicago, Cupich wrote that he has “become increasingly concerned about a number of issues at Resurrection Parish.

“It has become clear to me that Fr. Kalchik must take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support so his needs can be assessed,” Cupich wrote.

Kalchik could not immediately be reached for comment.

According to the sources, Kalchik and his elderly parents have received death threats since he defied Cupich on Sept. 14 by burning the banner, which featured a cross superimposed over a rainbow. There also have been threats of vandalism to the church, the sources said.

Kalchik told the Sun-Times during an interview in his office on Tuesday that at least one person had forced their way into the church at 3043 N. Francisco Ave. last weekend, leaving a door open but not causing any damage.

The 56-year-old priest first announced in a Sept. 2 church bulletin that he planned to burn the flag, after he found it in storage where it apparently sat for more than a decade.

Cupich, who has shared Pope Francis’ more welcoming attitude toward gays in the church, told Kalchik not to burn the flag, but the priest said he did it anyway “in a quiet way” during a closed ceremony with seven parishioners, featuring a prayer of exorcism over the torched banner.

The flag-burning drew the ire of LGBTQ-equality activists, including Ald. Deb Mell (33rd), who led a small demonstration across the street from the church on Wednesday, calling on Pope Francis and Cupich “to send this hateful bigot packing.”

Kalchik — who has said he was sexually abused by a neighbor as a child, and again by a priest when he began working for the church at 19 — previously said the sex-abuse crisis plaguing the church is “definitely a gay thing.”

“What have we done wrong other than destroy a piece of propaganda that was used to put out a message other than what the church is about?” Kalchik said Tuesday.

Cupich wrote that he removed Kalchik “out of concern for Fr. Kalchik’s welfare and that of the people of Resurrection Parish.

“I have a responsibility to be supportive of our priests when they have difficulties, but I also have a duty to ensure that those who serve our faithful are fully able to minister to them in the way the Church expects,” Cupich wrote.

CLICK HERE to Support The Duran >>

This brings up some interesting questions:

  • While no one is supposed to hate sinners, Christianity strongly calls its supporters to hate sin. This priest’s flag-burning is very-clearly an example of taking this teaching to heart.
  • What kind of message is the Cardinal sending people about the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church?
  • Father Paul Kalchik was abused twice, and once by a priest, and his acknowledgment of the sex-abuse cases as a “gay thing” is well known in church circles. The Roman Catholic prohibition on married priests, which itself is not in line with Apostolic teachings, has contributed to the growing network of “gay” seminaries within that Church. Why does Rome go on hiding this?
  • All this comes down to the biggest question: Who is Rome serving? Homosexuality and its cousins are serious sins and they cause enormous and frightful trauma to those so impacted. If the Roman Church cannot call the truth out for what it is, then, what are they doing?

Further information about this situation, described on the Fox News website notes that Cardinal Blase Cupich had cautioned Kalchik not to burn the flag, but he reportedly went ahead with it and recited a prayer of exorcism before doing so.

The Archdiocese released a letter saying that “Father Kalchik needs to take time away from the parish to receive pastoral support,” amid a swirl of allegations that Cupich had threatened – through his vicars – for Kalchik to be forcibly committed to St. Luke’s Institute for further evaluation and treatment.

Kalchik had first announced that this flag, which was found in storage, would be burned in a church bulletin in early September. He was immediately warned by the Archdiocese of Chicago not to move forward with such an act. However, Kalchik did go ahead – later telling a local NBC reporter that the did so “in a quiet way” and that the flag, which also had a cross adorned over it, “was cut into seven pieces, so it was burned over stages in the same fire pit that we used for the Easter vigil Mass.”

The rainbow flag, set alight by parishioners earlier this month, once hung in the back of the sanctuary. Kalchik had reportedly spoken out in recent months, and even written to Pope Francis, about his own trauma as a victim of a predatory Roman Catholic priest.

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Latest

Every dirty Democrat trick shows in bid to oust Kavanaugh

American democracy truly is mob rule now, and the mob is stupid, with no one taking a moment to truly consider the situation.

Seraphim Hanisch

Published

on

The most amazing thing about what is ostensibly the last minute “Hail Mary” smear campaign by the left against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is how utterly transparently partisan it is. Let’s look at the list of tactics used thus far in this very dirty escapade:

  • Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein sat on this allegation for three months, until after the confirmation hearings were over (and after no other barnstorming tactic during the confirmation hearings worked against the nominee).
  • The accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is a registered Democrat, and a feminist. RT notes that she appears to have a strong interest in politics.
  • Reports of “death threats” against Dr. Ford have been reported. This is a common feature of any anti-Trump attack, to relate him to some sort of “right-wing” radicalism. This radicalism does not exist among conservatives, but the media is determined to say otherwise.
  • Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, naturally, believes Ford’s story.
  • Every Democrat senator is in agreement that this matter should table the confirmation vote. Some Republicans were at first but appear to be backing away.
  • A woman Democrat senator, Mazie Hirono, went on record telling men to “shut up and step up.” It seems abundantly clear that this assumes that there can only be one “step” that the men are expected to do. A second lady senator , Patty Murray of Washington, gave all men a warning against stepping off the plantation by saying “Women are watching.”
  • The Senate Republicans offered a chance for Dr Ford to testify on Monday. She refused, but now she is offering to come “next Thursday” – this is ten days later, past the October 1 start date of the US Supreme Court, and closer to the November Midterm elections.
  • UPDATE (Sept 24, 2018) – now another woman reports that Mr. Kavanaugh did a sexual thing to her, but again the report is also full of vagueness and “poor memory.”
  • Adding to that update, the attorney representing this woman is none other than Michael Avenatti, the attorney that represented Stephanie Clifford (“Stormy Daniels”) – there really seems to be a pattern here.

We interrupt this list to make this point. The issues at hand are threefold.

First, the Democrats and other left-wing activists are terrified that they will lose the “Warren Court”, which is the name of the Supreme Court Justice who was a major left-wing judicial activist that enabled the Court to “legislate from the bench” along liberal policy lines since 1969. If Kavanaugh comes in, even if President Trump is somehow magically removed from office, his mark will remain on the Court for at least a generation. Of course, the removal of President Trump is predicated on the Democrats regaining control of the House, which actually looks somewhat likely if polling data is to be believed, and of course a Democrat Senate. (The actual tiny caveat that the President has done absolutely nothing which warrants impeachment will not be taken into consideration. He is to be eliminated. That is Democrat point number one, and make no mistake.)

Second, if the Judge is confirmed, it will look great on the President’s achievement list and energize his voter base even more than it already is. The result could be that the Senate expands its Republican majority, and gains Trumpian conservatives in its ranks, which would likely help the President continue his really great agenda. A defeat in the House that holds or expands GOP, again with Trumpian conservatives, would solidify this, and make it more difficult to stop Trump’s re-election and further solidification of reforms in 2020.

Third, and probably even more important, is that the possibility of a third seat getting vacated on the Court in the time period between now and 2024 is relatively high. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the oldest Justice on the Court, and she is a raving liberal. If she retires (which she promises not to do), or if she is retired by the processes of old age, Trump can score a three-peat and get a third constitutionalist justice into the Court and that will signal the closure of one of the biggest avenues of liberal activism.

To return to the list, some of the further characteristics that make this situation patently obvious are these:

  • As reported in The Duran, the smear job is looking a bit ragged around the edges as time goes by. President Trump called Dr Ford’s bluff by saying he is interested in having her come to testify and that it would be “unfortunate” if she didn’t do so. Ford’s response was as shown above, to try and delay this testimony.
  • The Hollywood “sisterhood” is on record defending Dr Ford. For them, she’s right. She said Kavanaugh did this, so she is right. And why? Because she is a woman, a feminist and a Democrat. She is one of them. It would very interesting to know if the sisterhood would stand behind a conservative woman raising such a concern against a Democrat, but we have President Clinton to show how well that all went.

This by no means concludes the list of characteristics, but as noted earlier here, anyone that does even just a little critical thinking about this can see that this issue is no moral outrage, it is strictly partisan hackery, making use of the greatest weapon against conservative men put in use over the last fifty years – the sexual allegation from a woman, who must always be believed, because the woman is always right. 

The unfortunate truth is that this tactic works. It works because most men are actually gentlemen. We honor women, and we are taught to defer to them in America, because that is what a gentleman does. Feminism takes this characteristic of men, especially in modern times who really want to make sure they treat the ladies right, and it throws it back in their face in contempt. It is so bad it even has a physiological effect on men, who are now marrying less, and having fewer kids. There are even physiological changes that result from this abuse.

Further, there is an appalling lack of critical thinking in our society. The British news site, The Independent offers a poll with questions about the Kavanaugh case. The astonishing lack of critical thinking is clearly evident as the reader votes his or her thought and then sees the results for that question. Going through the questions and observing their responses can be very illuminating.

Dr Ford is demanding an FBI investigation, but she has no date, time or location attached to the incident she accuses now-Judge Kavanaugh of perpetrating. Rush Limbaugh did a great job at showing just how absurd this demand actually is, given these glaring areas of non-knowledge and we include some of that transcript below:

What would happen, let’s say — I don’t know — in the last 10 years up to last week if any woman had walked into any FBI office in the country and said the following: “Hi. I’m here to report that I was abused 35 years ago. I was — I was — I was at a party. Uh, I was 15, a little bit to drink, and a 17-year-old guy pushed me down on top of a table and laid on top of me. And then — and then and then I think — I think — a friend came in and did something and anyway they left and I was left locked in the room. And I want to you to investigate.”

Do you think if somebody shows up at an FBI office with that story, if they show up in person with that story, that the FBI is gonna give it any time whatsoever? The agents are gonna look at each other with kind of wary eyes and they’re gonna crack silent jokes to one another. I’m not kidding. You take this out of the realm of a letter to a crazed, partisan United States senator, Dianne Feinstein, and just move this into the victim walking into an FBI office, “It was 35 years, 34 years. I’m not sure where. But I know that when I was 15, I was at a party, and some guy jumped on top of me.”

So let’s say the FBI agent decides to actually take this further and in a very respectful way says, “Well, Miss, were you raped or injured?”

“Uh, no, not really.”

“Did you report this or tell anyone at the time, 36, 35 years ago?”

“Uh, no.”

“What year was this, again, that this happened?”

“Uhhh, I’m not — I’m not sure. I think it was 1982.”

“Where did this happen?”

“I don’t know! I don’t know. I was so traumatized; I don’t remember any of it. I just remember some guy jumping on me and I was drunk and — and I don’t know. But I want you to investigate it.”

“Okay. Ma’am, were there any witnesses?”

“Just the one friend of his that pushed him off, and then they left before he could do anything.”

What would the FBI do with this, if that scenario happened in one of their field offices? I will tell you what they would do: Zip, zero, nada. And the reason for bringing it up this way is to try to shine some kind of a different light on this and try to put this kind of allegation in some kind of context. The president is handling this in a quite fascinating way. He’s saying, “I hope she shows up. I want to hear what she has to say. I really hope she shows up. I’m very interested in what she has to say. We all are. And if she shows up and if she’s credible, why, then we’re gonna have to do something about that.”

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Latest

James Woods Suspended From Twitter Over Satirical Meme That Could “Impact An Election”

James Woods crushes Jack Dorsey: “You are a coward, @Jack.”

Alex Christoforou

Published

on

Via Zerohedge


Outspoken conservative actor James Woods was suspended from posting to Twitter over a two-month-old satirical meme which very clearly parodies a Democratic advertisement campaign. While the actor’s tweets are still visible, he is unable to post new content.

The offending tweet from July 20, features three millennial-aged men with “nu-male smiles” and text that reads “We’re making a Woman’s Vote Worth more by staying home.” Above it, Woods writes “Pretty scary that there is a distinct possibility this could be real. Not likely, but in this day and age of absolute liberal insanity, it is at least possible.”

According to screenshots provided by an associate of Woods’, Twitter directed the actor to delete the post on the grounds that it contained “text and imagery that has the potential to be misleading in a way that could impact an election.

In other words, James Woods, who has approximately 1.72 million followers, was suspended because liberals who don’t identify as women might actually take the meme seriously and not vote. 

In a statement released through associate Sara Miller, Woods said “You are a coward, @Jack,” referring to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.

Earlier this month, Woods opined on the mass-platform ban of Alex Jones, tweeting: ““I’ve never read Alex Jones nor watched any of his video presence on the internet. A friend told me he was an extremist. Believe me that I know nothing about him. That said, I think banning him from the internet is a slippery slope. This is the beginning of real fascism. Trust me.”

Nu-males everywhere non-threateningly smirk at Woods’ bad fortune…

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

JOIN OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Your donations make all the difference. Together we can expose fake news lies and deliver truth.

Amount to donate in USD$:

5 100

Validating payment information...
Waiting for PayPal...
Validating payment information...
Waiting for PayPal...
Advertisement

Advertisement

Quick Donate

The Duran
EURO
DONATE
Donate a quick 10 spot!
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

The Duran Newsletter

Trending