The Russian Military Intelligence Perspective

This is a translated transcript of a 2020 interview with a Russian military strategist with combat experience dating back to Afghanistan about his interpretation of the coronavirus phenomenon. He was also directly involved in Vladimir Putin’s campaign to free Russia from post-Soviet financial oligarch rule. Needless to say, this interview is considerably more informative, and provides a better predictive model going forward, than anything you’ve see on the subject in the mainstream media for the last 18 months.

Today we have Vladimir Kvachkov as our guest, a Colonel of the GRU, a public figure with a PhdD in Military Science. Vladimir Vasilivievich. I know you served, among other things as the leading researcher for the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Considering your expertise, what do you make of the Coronavirus phenomenon?

It’s exactly this perspective that you need to examine it from. Not from the public-health perspective, nor epidemiology etc. The Coronavirus phenomenon, that they falsely deem a pandemic needs to be examined from the perspective of global powers, religious, political, financial, economic and national. The Coronavirus phenomenon, the so-called pandemic, and let me tell you, there’s no pandemic, it’s all a lie, needs to be considered as a global strategic special operation. This is exactly how you need to think of this thing. These are command and staff exercises of the world’s behind-the-scenes powers on controlling humanity. This is what the goal of this Coronavirus is.

I’ll repeat it once again, we have little faith in God and even less so in the existence of Satan, the enemy of the human race. So the aim of the behind-the-scenes Zionist and financial powers is reducing the world’s population. It is their idée fixe. They think there are too many of us ordinary people in the world. There should be around 100 million of their own kind and a maximum of 1 billion people on earth to serve them. Because, us the people, the earthlings, there are too many of us for the behind-the-scenes world powers. This is why the Coronavirus and the financial crisis that has emerged almost immediately, they are inextricably tied to one another. The aim is to stop people’s movement around the world, to curtail political freedoms. In political terms, it would be practically impossible to do all that. There are differences in constitutions, whether they’re being implemented or not, that is a different question. However there are some political rights that people are accustomed to and they believe they are theirs to have forever.

The first attempt to take away those rights from people happened on September 11, 2001. Not many seem to remember that, after the so-called attack on WTC, Pentagon and the White House in the USA the global war on terrorism was declared. Let’s remember, in order to understand what Coronavirus is now, let’s analyse that first attempt, the declaration of war on humanity that was disguised as a war on terrorism. The behind-the-scenes world powers created the events of September 11, 2001. Now they need another excuse for greater control and takeover of humanity. That’s how they came up with the Coronavirus. Basically to put it this way, that’s not a pandemic, not an epidemic. Even now, I literally looked at the data this morning, 300 people in the world die from it daily. You can imagine what kind of scale this is. Of course, I’m sorry about each person who dies, but 300 people across 7,5 billion people, that is basically nothing. These command and staff exercises of the behind-the-scenes world powers have an aim to limit different political rights and make people afraid. The fools are already grabbing food in shops here. Millet, buckwheat, etc.

Toilet paper!

Yes.

Even toilet paper? Good God! Why?

The goal is to scare people. Once again, these are command and staff exercises of the behind-the-scenes Zionist and financial liberal world powers with the aim of limiting the political rights that people are basically accustomed to having. That is their second goal. The first goal is to reduce the population numbers on Earth. That’s their Satanic goal. The second, political goal of the behind-the-scenes world powers is to seize power, and the third goal is related to finances and power over the economy. Financially we already know, at least those who are interested in this. Now for every product that exists, please, give me your pencil! Okay, let’s say this pencil costs 1 ruble or 1 dollar, let’s say it’s 1 dollar. For this pencil, it was issued 20 times the amount, in money, promissory notes, equities and other financial derivatives. That means if you take the real value of this pencil, 1 dollar, it comes with different papers that carry 20 times the value. Accordingly, all the financial and economic relations have gone from the real economy to this virtual economy. It’s a financial bubble that exists now and which encompasses, I think, 1 quadrillion and 200 trillion dollars. It’s a complete financial bubble, it needs to be deflated.

The Federal Reserve System, literally some days ago, that was in February I think, they introduced a zero percent interest on deposits. Now in many countries, it’s even a negative interest rate, that is, you deposit 100 dollars and you get 90 or 95 dollars. But at least you’re still going to get it. So, we’re already getting negative rates on deposits. So that wealth has to be deflated. How will it be deflated? Again through this artificial international, we see the economy has crashed, it is clear, accordingly, we can’t meet your domestic demand like we did before, you need to tighten your belts, etc. Now is a very important moment. Note, it allegedly started in China. Even though the Chinese are now adamant and report that the Coronavirus was created artificially. Of course, in every virus, seeing that it’s the simplest kind of microorganism, as far as I remember, mutations can happen, but they are of an accidental nature. And when you take the RNA molecule, not DNA, they have RNA, and there is a part of the genome that is clearly been carved out and another one inserted in its place, and this happens 3 or 4 times, it is perfectly obvious that, the Chinese scientists have figured this out, it was artificially created and purposefully spread, initially in Wuhan. They had two kinds, two viral strains.

Okay, now. And what about Italy, what happened there? How come a strain that is even more dangerous than the Chinese one suddenly appears in Italy? I think they now have a few thousand infected and around one thousand have already died. But again, a hundred times more people die in Italy from flu, pneumonia, scrofula and hepatitis. But we don’t talk about that.

Instead, we are being served special political information propaganda, psycho-informativ propaganda. Special psycho-infomative operation of the world globalist mass media that is serving the behind-the-scene Zionist liberal powrs that are creating this terror now. This is why we need to deal with this phenomenon as we would with a special operation that is conducted in the form of command and staff exercises. Now they are looking at who’s obeying and who’s not.
In China, they introduced strict measures. But then Comrade Xi went to Wuhan and put the pro-American party faction who took that road in their place. In China, not everything is smooth there. They have, let’s call them that, a pro-Chinese patriotic faction that’s somewhat close to us, which is associated with Xi Jinping. And there are obviously pro-American ex-Komsomol members that are money-oriented, or simply put, have their focus on the dough.

And they of course tried to use the Coronavirus in Wuhan to gain certain economic and political benefits. Comrade Xi put them all in their place and, consequently, it was over with the virus in China. And then it started in Europe. Accordingly, we as military intelligence, look at “who?” It is obvious, and “where?” It is also obvious. Europe and China are two geo-economic adversaries of the USA. And this is where they injected the virus. The virus also has a fourth dimension as well, the economic one. The first is the religious one, destruction of the people on Earth, reducing the population numbers. The second one is to establish political control over humanity.

The third one is the financial deflation of that gigantic financial bubble. And the fourth goal is the elimination of their geo-economic competition. This I’m telling you from the perspective of an officer from the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. This is my current assessment of the current epidemic.

Can you give us any predictions for the nearest future?

In connection to the Coronavirus?

Yes.

What do you think, which countries could expect pressure next? Russia of course! It’s going to be Russia surely. Because for America, Russia isn’t an economic competitor. Now the main efforts of the behind-the-scenes world powers are focused on causing disruption in China and Western Europe. And Russia is their target on two accounts: they want to reduce our population numbers and to “cleanse” the territory. That is still to come.

Of course, we would like to hear your opinion regarding a practical plan of action, how to act, how to protect oneself, some recommendations. Maybe it’s not your field of expertise but maybe you could tell us something.

I’m of course, no epidemiologist. Although you could say I’m a parasitologist, because you have to be one in order to understand the power structures in Russia. So speaking as a military doctor, epidemiologist and parasitologist, until we’re able to get rid of our internal parasites who rule over us, we won’t be able to tackle other parasites.

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Zero History In The West

The wicked global imperialists who have redefined everything from “America” and “Palestine” to “vaccine” and “immunity” have successfully zeroed out both Robert E. Lee and Winston Churchill:

VIRGINIA: Tempers were running high on Twitter as the towering statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was torn down in Virginia on Wednesday, a year after plans to remove the monument were announced in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The dispute over the fate of General Lee statue reached its climax early on Wednesday morning, when municipal workers turned up on Richmond’s historic Monument Avenue with a cherry-picker. Some 168 Confederate statues, monuments, and symbols were taken down in the US last year alone, with more removals planned in 2021.

LONDON: The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust removed pictures of the wartime leader from its website and is changing its name to the Churchill Fellowship. Trustees have agreed to change its name to the Churchill Fellowship and erase him from its website in a new ‘woke’ storm that has sparked fury towards Julia Weston, the charity’s £100,000-a-year chief executive. An official statement on the trust’s website last night said: ‘Today there is controversy about aspects of Sir Winston’s life. Many of his views on race are widely seen as unacceptable today, a view that we share’.

Meanwhile, countries like Afghanistan, Iran, China, and Russia are all strengthening their nations by rejecting the blandishments of the “heal the world, rule the world” global imperialists. At this point, Yemen is probably a better long-term bet than the United States of America.

To destroy a people, you must destroy their morale, their culture, and their history. And that is precisely what the judeochristians have successfully accomplished in the USA, with the blitheringly stupid support of far too many virtue-signaling evangelical Christians who don’t possess even a modicum of discernment or the ability to understand the concept of judging a tree by its fruit.


The Ugliness of Burning Man

The absence of beauty at Burning Man (PDF) sends up major red flags, in the trained artist’s eye of Miles Mathis:

What’s wrong with a bunch of people getting together and sharing their garage-craft creations and watching light shows? On the surface, nothing. If this event took place in a culture that still had a top end of art, I don’t think it would bother me at all. I am not interested in car shows, but car shows don’t distress me. I am not interested in monster trucks, but they don’t distress me as an artist. There are a lot of things that I don’t participate in or even that I don’t really understand that don’t distress me. I think of them as things that other people do, and no harm done. But events like Burning Man give me a bad vibe. They always have. I remind you of my paper on the Taos GlamTrash Fashion Show of many years ago, where I first tried to explain this. That event affected me just like Burning Man, because I think they come from the same place. My fiancée at the time didn’t understand my response to that, even after reading that paper, so I guess that is one reason I feel compelled to return to it. I think our disagreement on that was one reason we never got married. She never could understand why that event or those people bothered me so much. She thought I was just a stick-in-the-mud, raining on everyone’s parade.

My belief remains firm that if she really understood where the whole concept came from, she would agree with me. My hope is that maybe by viewing Steve Outtrim’s videos, she and others like her could finally comprehend the enormity of this whole project. She could not take my word for it, since we were too close. It is hard to take someone standing right next to you as an authority on anything. Strangely, that seems to require some distance. So the fact that this wealthy insider, who knows these people personally, would come to the same conclusion as me, might mean something.

The basic problem, as I see it, is that we are living in a time utterly devoid of real art. By that I mean art of beauty, subtlety and elevation. Sure, it still exists in museums, but almost nobody alive is now creating it. If they are, nobody cares. What is more, it didn’t just die out naturally. It has been killed with malice aforethought by the very people Steve Outtrim is outing: by the billionaires and trillionaires and their hirelings in the military, government, big tech, media, and academia. The death of real art and the rise of Modernism was not an organic fall and rise. It was planned and staged for various reasons which I have enumerated in hundreds of papers over three decades. These include the use of art in money laundering and the capture of the field for the talentless children of these rich families, who wanted to be artists but were not capable of it.

So someone like me can’t help but see Burning Man in that context. It is not just a meeting of grungeartisans and light show mavens. No, it is sold as a premier art event, drawing far more people and press than any art show in New York. In this sense, it is the low end of art posing as the high end.

Since the high end is extinct, almost no one notices. In the screaming artistic void that is the 21st century, the military tries to paper over the vacuum by filling it with fireworks and monstrous metal contraptions. Beneath that it promotes a bevy of marginally talented people—some of them admittedly energetic—far beyond their deserts. All to ensure that high art remains in the grave.

Burning Man and Modern Art, 3 September 2021

I find it intriguing how so many non-Christians, from Miles Mathis and Stefan Molyneux to Steve Keen and Camille Paglia, all react so similarly to the various aspects of Promethean pharisatanry despite their various and very different areas of expertise and knowledge. Whether they happen to be primarily in tune with the Good, the Beautiful, or the True, they are all offended on a deeply visceral level by the intentional violations of what they perceive to be correct and worthwhile.

Their understanding of the entire situation is intrinsically limited by their materialistic perspectives, but their perceptions are valid, their instincts are correct, and their revulsion is both real and entirely justified. This may help us understand how Christians not only admired the noble and virtuous pagans of the past, but went out of their way to protect and preserve their work. It is evidence of how God speaks to people in the darkness, and how He offers them many different pathways to lead them out of it and into the Light of the Truth that is Jesus Christ.

And, of course, it’s also fascinating to observe, over time, how integral core Christian theology and the Bible are required in order to make sense of the entire picture at hand. The more I read of anything from Renaissance history to Roman stoicism to modern esotericism, the more it becomes clear that the rampant evil that presently rules the world and is at war with everything Good, Beautiful, and True is the same ancient and seductive one that first convinced the exiles of Egypt to worship the idol of the golden calf, the same entity that Jesus Christ called the prince of this world, and whose blandishments he rejected in the desert.

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Rule By Ontology

William S. Lind considers the nominalism and magical thinking of the Washington elite in the wake of the imperial debacle in Afghanistan.

How could the whole Washington defense and foreign policy establishment get it so wrong? One answer is that, if you want to become and remain a member of the establishment, you must never make waves. Since almost all the people in question want to be something, not do something, they follow that rule regardless of where it leads. A defeat in war is but a small matter when compared to a risk to their careers.

Another answer is that members of the establishment are almost all nominalists. That is to say, if they give something a name, it takes on real existence in their minds. The Afghan National Army offers a perfect example. Because we called it an army, gave it lots of American money, equipment and training, and knew its order of battle, it was an army. But it wasn’t. Apart from a few commando units, it was a ragtag collection of men who needed jobs and had little or no interest in fighting. Those men seldom saw their pay, because it was stolen before it reached them. Rations and ammunition often suffered the same fate. That army collapsed overnight because it never really existed outside the minds of establishment nominalists.

That same nominalism applied to the entire Afghan government. Washington nominalists thought it was real; Afghans knew it was not. A Marine battalion commander just back from Afghanistan put it best. He said, “Talking to a 14th century Afghan villager about the government in Kabul is like talking to your cat about the dark side of the moon. You don’t know what it’s like and he doesn’t care.”

We see nominalism running all through American policy-making. Washington nominalists think Iraq is a state. It isn’t, because real power is in the hands of ethnic and religious militias. The state is merely a facade, but since it has a parliament, elections, cabinet ministers, etc. it is real to nominalists. Not surprisingly, our policy there has been a series of disasters ever since the initial disaster of invading the place.

The Washington elite’s nominalism is not restricted to foreign policy. It looks at the U.S. military the same way. If you call something an army, it must be able to fight, even though you have filled its ranks with women, made promotion depend on Political Correctness rather than military ability and given it bureaucrats for generals. When it loses a war, as it just did in Afghanistan, it must be a matter of bad luck. The fact that it ceased to be a real army decades ago is not recognized.

The Washington establishment’s civilians have been soaking in nominalism ever since they began their “education” at various elite institutions. Woe to any who pointed out that the U.N. has proven worthless in one crisis after another, that our “democratic” allies are all really oligarchies or that “human rights” vary enormously in their definition from one culture and people to another. To call an entity a state or an army or a democracy means it magically becomes one. And the magical thinking that dominates the establishment’s picture of the world leads to repeated debacles from which it learns nothing.

Ontology is bad enough when it passes for philosophy, it’s downright ludicrous as political ideology and government policy. But it’s worth questioning from whence it comes, as it ultimately derives from the “as above, so below” occultism of the pharisatanics who presently dominate the imperial capital. This belief in word spells not only describing, but defining and dictating reality is not magical thinking, it is the sort of magickal thinking utilized by those who worship the god of this world.

UPDATE: If you still had any doubts about the nature of the god that is worshipped by the judeochristians, consider the following tweet.

Just a friendly reminder that banning abortion violates Jewish women’s ability to practice our religion.

Sarah Marian Seltzer, 31 August, 2021

Indeed.

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Neoclown World is Not Our Culture

A feminist worries – rightly – about the Taliban providing the Men of the West with a useful role model:

Amid the blood-spattered horrors of Kabul, perhaps the most startling response has been an outpouring of warlike passion from disaffected young Western men. But they’re not backing Western soldiers. They’re cheering on the Taliban.

Far-Right groups are gloating. One user on an online message board called the toppled Western-backed Afghan government ‘globohomo-clownworld’. He characterised this as powered by ‘liberalism, consumerism, secularism, usury, democracy, global capitalism… and most of all, feminism/women’s rights/women’s liberation’.

Such men consider abhorrent this value system that an America-led coalition spent trillions of dollars trying to instil, via two decades of Afghan ‘nation-building’.

These alienated men hate all of it – the whole woke world view, from racial tolerance to LGBT rights to feminism. And they’re lionising the Taliban as heroic anti-woke freedom fighters.

One meme circulating on social media as Kabul fell depicted barefoot Taliban fighters next to a photo of American soldiers wearing high heels for a PR stunt, mockingly connecting Western support for gender-bending to a failure of military competence. And, above all else, these angry Western men detest feminism….

I’ll be the first to condemn this swamp of hatred – and, of course, there is a danger that in discussing it, the noxious opinions reach a wider audience. But just think for a moment about what it implies. Far from feeling a patriotic love for their own culture and nation, a minority of fighting-age Western men viscerally hate it.

They’re looking at images of gun-waving men in a violent, war-torn wasteland where women can be beaten with impunity. And they’re not horrified. They’re envious.

Of course we have no patriotic love for the frauds that feign to fly the flags of our cultures and nations. Clown World isn’t our culture. Mixed-race multiethnic multireligious transgendered diversity isn’t our nation. The neoclowns aren’t our people. Every intelligent Western man and woman hates literally everything about the Tolerance, Equality, Progress, Inclusive, Diverse neoclown world, so much so that anyone who is sane would quite reasonably prefer the rule of anyone from the Chinese Neoconfucians and the Russian Orthodox Nationalists to the Taliban and MS-13 in preference to the inept and wicked rule of the moronic females and post-Christian pharisatanics who presently rule over the people of the West through word magic, credit money, and media fiat.

The nations will rise. The neoclown empire will fall. Christendom will return. And feminism, which is the only political ideology in history more stupid than Communism and more evil than National Socialism, will be eradicated.

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Why Parler Failed

It’s not a great mystery.

Is there an app to help refugees integrate with local cultures, communities and people? Maybe a couch surfing for refugees where you house, feed, teach? If there isn’t, would anyone be interested in volunteering on an open source project to build it?

Parler founder John Matze on Gab

It’s so tone-deaf at this point in history that you could easily make the mistake of thinking it’s dry humor. Is it even necessary to look up this guy’s Early Life On Wikipedia?

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The ADL Attemps to Revise History

The most poisonous, anti-American organization in the USA is attempting to retroactively whitewash the crimes of the murderous pedophile Leo Frank by blaming them on a) anti-semitism and b) an innocent black man.

Leo Frank was the manager of the National Pencil Company — a sweatshop factory where over a hundred children labored, and where the Sam Nunn federal building stands today. Little Mary Phagan was 12 years old when she started working there in 1912, and Frank admitted he was the last person to see Mary alive.

In fact, the evidence of his guilt was overwhelming and on August 25, 1913, after a month-long trial in the Fulton County Superior Court, Leo Frank was found guilty by a jury of his peers, and on the next day, he was sentenced to hang for the murder of Mary Phagan.

What followed was an unprecedented effort by Leo Frank and his legal team and supporters to pin this horrific crime on everyone but himself. It is an effort that continues to this very day. The Leo Frank case is no “cold case.” It is obvious to anyone who objectively considers the case evidence that Leo Frank was rightly convicted for this heinous crime.

Today, his supporters have targeted a black man named James Conley who worked as a janitor at the factory. Evidence shows that after Frank beat and strangled Mary he was unable to move the body. He called on Conley and ordered him to help him conceal the crime and swore him to secrecy. After initially concealing Frank’s crime Conley ultimately revealed to authorities the true events of that day. The detail he gave was so shocking and so convincing that he became the state’s star witness against Leo Frank. Frank and his legal team’s response was to accuse Conley of the murder, and that has been their story for a century.

But Mary’s killer was not James Conley, and the state of Georgia proved beyond any reasonable doubt that Leo Frank alone murdered Little Mary Phagan.

The Phagan family has no objection to anyone expressing their opinions about the Leo Frank case, but we do insist that organizations and personal campaigns not distort the truth and facts to use this case for their own political purposes. For over 100 years, each passing decade brought with it dubious revelations of “new historical evidence” falsely claiming to exonerate Leo Frank. The Phagan family has stated since 1982 that if there were clear-cut evidence to clear Leo Frank of this heinous crime, we would be the first to ask for an exoneration. However, such historical evidence has never come to light. Rather, there are considerable data, extensive documentation, revealing archival material, and legal, court, and government records that only support and even strengthen the guilty verdict.

This is a useful reminder that whenever Jews shriek about “blood libels”, what they’re actually protesting is their guilty co-ethnics having been held responsible for the crimes they committed against people outside the Jewish community. Here is a sobering thought: if the most influential Jewish organizations in the USA are willing to go to such extremes to try to retroactively bury the century-old crimes of a single murderous pedophile, how far are they going to hide the crimes of similar rapists, murderers, and pedophiles in Hollywood today?

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How Zimmerman Sold His Soul

It’s always been readily apparent that it wasn’t vocal talent that made “Bob Dylan” successful. From his 2009 interview with Ed Bradley:

Why do you still do it? Why are you still out here?

Well, it goes back to the destiny thing. I made a bargain with it, you know. Long time ago. I’m holding up my end.

What was your bargain?

To get where I am now.

Should I ask who you made the bargain with?

(laughs) You know with, with, you know, the chief, chief commander.

On this earth?

On this earth and in the world we can’t see.

It appears that his contract is now up, given how what may be the price he paid for his fame, money, and worldly success is unexpectedly coming to light.

This is how the entertainment world actually works, for the most part. Those who are truly talented, but are unwilling to sell their souls are overlooked, bypassed, blocked, and stripmined while the lesser talents who will pay any price for a few decades of fame are relentlessly pushed on the unsuspecting public by Satan’s little servants.

Zimmerman’s flirtation with Christianity in the 1980s is even more interesting in light of these developments. It appears he tried to escape his bargain then, but is resigned to his fate now.

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Pedo senator in Arizona

There is literally zero chance that he’s the only one.

Arizona State Senator, Tony Navarrete, an openly gay Democrat and founding member of Arizona’s LGBTQ Caucus, has been arrested for child molestation. Phoenix Police confirm that Navarrete, widely considered a “rising star” within the Democrat Party, faces multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor, among other charges.

While few details surrounding the charges and arrest have been made immediately available, local media has confirmed with Phoenix Police that Democrat State Senator Tony Navarrete “was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 5, and charged with multiple counts of sexual conduct with a minor among other charges.”

In the immediate aftermath of Senator Navarrete’s arrest for child molestation, his Senate Democrat colleagues had little to say, releasing a statement saying the caucus was aware of the arrest but had no comment on the situation.  “We are aware one of our members has been arrested and are awaiting further details and for law enforcement to do its job. We will not have further comment at this time,” Senate Democrats said in a statement.

This may have profound implications for the Arizona vote audit. Note that Navarrete is “an openly gay Democrat and founding member of Arizona’s LGBTQ Caucus.” Quelle surprise….

Not all gays are pedos, but a sufficiently significant percentage of them are to render it child abuse to permit them around children in any capacity. The fact that not every lion will devour a child doesn’t mean it isn’t child abuse to permit a child to walk into a cage occupied by a lion.

National File has now learned that in 2019, Navarrete was deeply involved in the educational sector, and has worked with children, young teens, and has even “worked closely” with the Arizona Department of Child Safety.

Predators go where the prey is. Remember, Navarrete wasn’t a “rising star” despite being a pedo. He was a rising star because he is a pedo.


The Vicar of Antichrist

 I’m not a Catholic, but I do believe in the importance of respecting tradition. Fake Pope Francis clearly does not:

Pope Francis has today issued a new Motu Proprio restricting the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, and declaring that the liturgy of Paul VI, or the Novus Ordo, is the “unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.”

The document, entitled “Traditiones Custodes,” issues several restrictions on the celebration of the Latin Mass, with the opening point containing a direct contradiction of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s 2007 document Summorum Pontificum. Francis now declares that while Benedict had described an “ordinary” and an “extraordinary” form of the Roman Rite, now there is only one – the Novus Ordo.

“The liturgical books promulgated by Saint Paul VI and Saint John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of Vatican Council II, are the unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite.”

Amongst the new restrictions, the Pope affords new power to diocesan bishops, effectively giving them the ability to stamp out centers where the Traditional Mass is being offered. 

Describing Latin Mass attendees with the peculiar phrase, “these groups of the faithful,” Francis orders bishops to ensure that no further groups are allowed to grow dioceses. The local bishops are to additionally decide “whether or not to retain” the parishes which are currently offering the Traditional Mass.

The sting is in the final directive in the Pope’s text, in which he appears to abrogate Summorum Pontificum, with the words: “Previous norms, instructions, permissions, and customs that do not conform to the provisions of the present Motu Proprio are abrogated.”

The sad thing is that there are die-hard Catholics who will insist that Mr. Bergoglio is the True Vicar of Christ on Earth even if he were to publicly declare his love for Satan and sodomy in St. Peter’s Square. But he’s a lot closer to a vicar of Antichrist than of Jesus Christ.