Saturday, March 30, 2019

Religion, Nations and Geopolitics Review: Saturday Mar 30

by A. Joseph Lynch and Dr. David Pence


INSIDE THE CONCLAVEIllegal eyewitness report of the conclave that elected Pope Francis. That someone is breaking an oath to tell this story is disconcerting,  but the way the voting went seems reassuring. Here is another analysis article from 2013 showing Cardinal Scola was a narrow leader on the first ballot. He was a known Italian who was committed to reform of the Curia and was orthodox in his theology. Some of Pope Francis supporters were definitely anti-Scola. The Brazilian Cardinal Odilo Scherer was the third world favorite of the most corrupt of the western cardinals. He went nowhere.  We can expect in the future that some "third world candidates" will carry water for western gender ideology cardinals in the way America's first "black President" was the one who actually engineered the white feminist cultural revolution in American domestic political life. Let it be known and proclaimed loud and clear - Jose Bergoglio was not such a figure in 2013 and certainly isn't now. The cardinals who liked Francis because he wanted a decentralized synodal Church has a very different reason than Bergoglio for wanting synodality.

THE POPE AND HIS SIX MAJOR INITIATIVES: 1) Replace homosexual clericalism in the priesthood with the public fraternity of synodality. 2) Open the global Church to the Asian civilizations especially China. 3) Develop a monotheistic dialogue with Islam. 4) Develop a Christian brotherhood with the Orthodox. 5) Defend the developing South from the greed of bankers and the slavery of debt with a program of God, land, and labor. 6) Defend the developing religious South from the ideological colonization of gender ideology.

WHY CHINA FEARS CHRIST AND LOVES ORDER - TOP 10 BLOODIEST WARS: 1) World War II (70 million plus 50 million civilian deaths); 2) Second Sino-Japanese War (25 million)3) Qing conquest of Ming Dynasty (1618-1683, 25 million dead)4) Taiping Rebellion (1850-64, 20 million); 5) World War I (18 million); 6) An Lushan Rebellion in China (AD 755-763, 15 million)7) Dungan Revolt (19th century, 12 million); 8) Russian Civil War/Revolution (1917-22, 9 million); 9) Chinese Civil War (1927-1950, 8 million); 10) Thirty Years War (1618-1648, 6 million). Within the list of the world's top ten bloodiest wars, six were exclusively Chinese and total 105 million dead. The Taiping Rebellion of 1850-64 was led by a man claiming to be the brother of Christ. After tens of millions died putting down the rebellion it's not hard to see why China fears the Christian faith. Stability and order are the words of the day in China. AOA on Taiping Rebellion and a new paradigm for China. 


RUSSIAGATE - A BRIGHT SHINING LIEPat Buchanan.  The same people who decided Hillary Clinton couldn't be guilty as Secretary of State in compromising security through her email system and policy through her Foundation did try to make a case that President Trump was compromised as a commander in chief because of his pre election relations with the Russians. Top FBI officials, CIA  and National Security officials played their roles. Interestingly, they were not orchestrated by Madame President. Not at all. The prime directive was "Trump must be defeated." That drove the intertwined deep states of Britain and America much more than the hapless Democratic Party of Podesta and Clinton. The Five Eyes alliance had one more mission--bring down the Orange Scotchman from America. This investigation/campaign has prevented President Trump from keeping a fundamental promises of his campaign--to develop much more amiable relations with Russia. He was clearly advocating a paradigm shift  in developing a much more coherent post Cold War American foreign policy. The very large and influential  security apparatus of the Anglo West (or Atlantic Alliance) does not want a  redrawing of American alliances in terms of agreements with strong regional actors. The roles of China, Russia,  Brazil, India and Turkey would all increase in this nationalist strategy while the EU, Britain and the "White Dominions" would become less important.  The UN would drop WWII victors Britain and France as Security members and consider bigger countries like Brazil and India or more dominant regional actors like Germany, Japan, and Iran. The really historic dimensions of a Trump led nationalist foreign policy are obscured by his Saudi/Israeli fueled animus toward Iran. It is great that nationalist Trump is securing Israel's capital AND BORDERS(Golan Heights). It is terrible that we are aiding the Israel-Saudi alliance in destabilizing the nation of  Syria and pushing regime change for the nation of Iran. One of the great paradoxes of the leftist obsession with Russian collusion is that stronger relations with Russia would temper the anti Iranian thrust of our present policy. The Iranian triangulation against the Saudi Sunni Salafists was the singular achievement of the Obama presidency in foreign policy. It was his Nixon going to China moment and it was thwarted by partisans as bad as the anti-Trumpers.  The anti male leader resistance movement trying to undermine President Trump is confusing our political discourse and poisoning our public life. Hatred has consequences and our country is paying.

SEATTLE IS DYINGThe breakdown of civic order - a local documentary.


KAZAKHSTAN FOUNDING FATHER TO RESIGN: Nursultan Nazarbayev has been the leader of this dominant Central Asian country since its 1991 independence from the Soviet Union. 18 million people; 70% are Muslim; 25% Orthodox. 65% are ethnic Kazakh speakers; 20% Russian and 10% Ukraine. The largest landlocked country in the world at 100 million square miles (Russia is 6 million sq. miles. China, Canada and US 3.5 million sq. miles.). Good hydrocarbon industry. GDP 10,000/yr. He has been a force for stability and is an admirer of Lee Kuan Yew.


TRASHING QATAR: The Mideast Forum wants to defend the Saudi-Israeli alliance and does a very good job of showing the influences of Qatar in the US think tank world. Their video Blood Money  
American politicians are a venal lot and real countries are able to manipulate our public discussion. Foreign lobbyists have real foreign policy objectives while far too many American politicians are motivated by career advancement and winning the next election. Britain, Israel, and Saudi Arabia play this game better than Qatar, but Qatar plays it pretty well. Russia, China, and Iran are way behind in the influence game. They are not punching their weight and thus the American view of the gravitational centers of geography, military strength and population is disastrously skewed. The big regional nations should be in close diplomatic contact with the US. Instead their smaller regional foes   manipulate US foreign policy by manipulating our increasingly geographically and culturally illiterate governing class of careerists.

One stable institution is the military.

MEXICAN PRESIDENT ASKS POPE AND SPAIN TO APOLOGIZEPat Buchanan isn't buying it. Buchanan is too quick to confuse Spain and the Catholic Church with white people and the West. He should know the Anglo-American West was never keen on brown skinned Mediterraneans as true Anglos nor the Catholic Religion as an heir of the Enlightenment.

This is the tile of a long article in the Washington Post by Robert Kagan advocating a militaristic foreign policy defending democracy and human rights. This depiction of the values of the Western Enlightenment   against "authoritarians' is a very old leftist(now globalist) argument against religion and nation. Who can forget Theodore Adorno's Structure of the Authoritarian Personality   .  Kagan doesn't like the new nation men any more than his wife Vicki Nuland does(but that's a separate anti Trump John McCain story).  Nations will be led by strong men as long as  history is directed  by a Father God. It is no wonder that another atheist who tells us foreign policy is an anarchic struggle for survival among perpetually hostile countries is having so much trouble with an American nationalist for President and religious nationalists governing the world's most important countries.


EVERY MOVEMENT STARTS AS A CAUSE, BECOMES A BUSINESS, AND ENDS UP A RACKET (ERIC HOFFER): Jussie Smollet ended up doing volunteer work at Chicago's PUSH office. That is Jessie Jackson's old shakedown front. All charges were dropped and findings sealed for Smollet's $10,000 bond forfeited. The mayor and the police chief were eloquent angry protectors in denouncing the injustice. Even Jackson's PUSH is saying they were used.  Smollet remains the grand huckster of the gay/racist hoaxHere's a view from Chicago reporter John Kass who knows the players. Our outrage should not blind us to the actors and decisions made in this travesty.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: Saturday March 23

 by A. Joseph Lynch and Dr. David Pence


FOURTEEN STATEMENTS BY POPE FRANCIS - NOT SO POLITICALLY CORRECT: Paul Kengor at Crisis magazine has not been gentle in his criticism of Pope Francis. He ends this article saying it would be better if Pope Benedict had served 5 more years. But Kengor is an honest historian and so he reminds everyone, liberal Francis-lover and conservative Francis-despiser of fourteen real positions of Pope Francis which should make us reflect. Is it possible there are some Catholic personalities that the Western intellectuals on the sexual left and free market/democracy right don't really understand? No wonder the favorite Marian image of Pope Francis is Mary-untier of knots. {At AOA, we have always defended the Pope and truly learned from him as a Father. Our articles are compiled as "Defending Pope Francis by Listening to Him.}

ARCHBISHOP SCICLUNA OF MALTADisturbing normalization of homosexuality in his Chancery.

ARGENTINA BISHOP ZANCHETTA - THE HOMOSEXUAL PORN ON HIS PHONE WASN'T WITH "MINORS" JUST "YOUNG MEN": Of course, when Cardinal William Levada of San Francisco was CDF head, he changed the definition of minors to younger than 14 when dealing with computer images. This is certainly one of the most damning relations in the episcopacy and papacy of Pope Francis. He will soon have to rectify the matter.





IRAQ, ISRAEL, BUCHANAN, AND THE ANTI-SEMITE CHARGEIn 2003 Pat Buchanan was shunned as an anti-Semite. In this prophetic piece, WHOSE WAR he distinguished between the policies of Israel's Likud Party and the American nation. His trenchant argument against the war with Iraq was marginalized by the smear. Israel by 2001 was more allied with Saudi Arabia than any other Mideast country. From the beginning they had no serious interest in the US understanding the Salafist Sunni roots of 9/11. America needs a policy toward Israel like Eisenhower employed when allies Britain France and Israel attacked Egypt and Ike sided with the Arab nationalist. Recognizing Jerusalem as a capital and the Golan Heights as a legitimate war-won boundary does not mean the US should be drawn into war with Iran. Iran is a legitimate nation-Persian and Shiite and a bulwark against the real leader of worldwide terrorism-the Saudis. President Obama was right when he tried to reset the table in the Muslim Mideast. He acted like Richard Nixon did to change the balance of the Cold war. His own countrymen betrayed him. President Trump was right to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel and the Golan Heights as a legitimate war won territorial boundary. What is not legitimate is for Israel to deny Syria the ability to choose their allies(Iran). The key to the Mideast has very little to do with Israel's relation to the imagined nation of Palestine. It has much more to do with establishing a respectful mutual recognition among three sovereign nations: Iran, Israel, and Syria. The courageous moves by President  Trump in recognizing a defensible and coherent territorial Israel must extend to the other nations of the region. Iran, Syria, Turkey and Iraq are established nation states. Within their borders they must be sovereign. The Americans who favor such national integrity for Israel should stop promoting a permanently divided Syria and regime change in Iran.


ROBERT GRAHAM, THE SAUDIS, AND  9/11Democratic ex-Senator and ex-Governor of Florida was co chair of the Congressional 911 investigation. A group of investigative journalists and families of 911 are pursuing  members of the Saudi Royal family as co conspirators in the attack.

THE NEW ARISTOCRACYEducation and the 9.9%.



PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSANARO, BRAZIL (through translator): In conclusion, may I say that Brazil and the United States stand side-by-side in their efforts to ensure liberties and respect the traditional family lifestyles and respect to God, our creator, against the gender ideology and the politically correct attitudes and against fake news. The United States changed in 2017, and Brazil has started to change now.

We want to have a great America, yes, and a great Brazil. May I voice my admiration and recognition to President Donald Trump on this beautiful day where we seal the promising alliance between the two most promising and largest democracies in the Western hemisphere, may God bless Brazil and the United States of America.

SENATE AND HOUSE VOTE TO END US SUPPORT FOR SAUDI ARABIA IN YEMENCalifornia representative is key mover.   AOA Background on Yemen.


She was very good in compassion--much less serious as a social protector.  Our analysis of the shooter and his manifesto.

ERDOGAN TO NEW ZEALANDRestore the death penalty.

SYRIA IN THREE PARTS: Turkish Sunni 10%, Assad Syria 60%, US and Kurds east of Euphrates 30%. ISIS destroyed but Syria is not yet restored.

ITALY JOINS THE CHINA INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVEFirst the Pope and now the nation.  Italy is Europe's link to Africa--who thinks that way?

VENEZUELA - THE WESTERN LEFT MUST ESCAPE THEIR PARADIGMMaduro does not deserve support in the name of "the people" against the big bad US corporations. South American leftists know this. Why doesn't Senator Sanders and Rep Cortez. Here is a nine minute video on Venezuela.

TRUMP SUPPORT AMONG CATHOLICSSlightly down among whites, but has doubled in approval among non-whites.

MALAYSIA'S PRIME MINISTER WARNING ON CHINA: 93 year old Mahathir Mohamad is playing the old role of Lee Kuan Yew as an Asian political wiseman explaining the lessons of history and the way of the nations. Malaysia knows the imperialism of the West and the East. Malaysia has 31 million people. 60% Muslim (Shafi'i Sunni); 20% Buddhist; 10% Christian; 5% Hindu.


INTERVIEW WITH MARY GRESSAuthor of the Anti Mary Exposed.    A longer excellent you tube interview with Patrick Coffin.

LEGALIZED PROSTITUTION AND FOREIGN SEX TRAFFICKINGThe Netherlands drives local women out and sets up a foreign market in women. Once again unbridled freedom in the West means slavery for somebody in the South.



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: Saturday Mar 16

by A. Joseph Lynch and Dr. David Pence

 Green Nationalism, White Racism: a Christian Response to the Murder of Muslims at Prayer.

49 Prayer Rugs

The two great commandments of Christ are to love God and love our neighbor. We cannot live together as human beings on a shrinking planet if we do not understand ourselves as spiritual beings  in the midst of a spiritual battle in which the Great Enemy is both a Liar and a Murderer. He has been both since the beginning. The New Zealand murder of monotheists at prayer rises from the atheist lie that human overpopulation is a risk to the biosphere(the thin strip of 7-10 miles of upper earth and lower atmosphere where all physical life exists).  The killer said the nonviolent Muslims are a bigger risk than the jihadists because they are in New Zealand to live and reproduce.  They chose life. He dealt them death. He said even though there is an all time high of 700,000 to 900,000 white people, the even faster growing non whites are REPLACING the whites. As a "green nationalist" an "eco-facist" he argues there can be no green future of trees and pastures "with 100 billion, 50 billion ,even 10 billion humans."

There are presently 7.5 billion of us humans with 10 billion projected for 2060. He writes that each ethnic group must know its own land and stay in it. He is fine with Turks and Jews if they stay in Turkey and Israel. His primary concern and group loyalty however is not to any nation. He is loyal to whites not Australians (his nationality) and by whites he means "those of European origin." If that includes Spaniards and Italians he is a lot more generous in who he calls whites than the first New Englanders. He says "What is an Australian but a drunken European (just joking) but Australians are part of the Europeans." He talks like the anti nationalist Muslim Salafist who explains how the ummah under a caliphate recognizes no territorially defined nations.

The killer of the praying people explained that the West rejected God and then produced the failed social strategies of Fascism and Communism. Soulless Corporate Capitalism then replaced these group ideologies with hedonism and individualism(he describes western culture with devastating lucidity). The West is no longer a living culture but a state of decadence. He correctly explains that decaying organisms have no power to assimilate and thus the isolated individuals of the modern West are no match for immigrants "with traditions, social trust and group identity". If whites do not develop a social identity for survival, he warns the reproducing dark skinned peoples will replace them. The name of his manifesto is The Great Replacement.

What is a Christian to say? The 20th century has already seen two racial ideologies and one scientific materialist ideology try to organize large groups of humanity without God. The disastrous disintegration of the baby boomers' attempts to organize social life in the name of the godless West, individualistic globalism and gender ideology is well described by the murderer. We cannot live without God-not as individuals and not as nations. The Christian answer to this murderer should be capital punishment for him and the extended hand of civic friendship and citizenship to the men of Islam within our respective nations. The public fraternity of national citizenship is how Christian nations assimilate our immigrants and socialize our young males. The religious territorial nation is not a call to racism but its antidote. It is a practical institutional form of loving one's neighbor. That is why the killer treated civic nationalism as "baby boomer milquetoast." Australia and New Zealand should stop preaching the decadence of the white Dominions and the liberated feminist "Western way of life". They should act like the Christian men of Asia to organize their nations to assimilate their immigrants and socialize their young men in a culture of interracial inter religious civic love.

The ordered forms of Christian love are the universal sacramental Church, the territorial nations and monogamous marriages. This social strategy of loyalties instituted by Christ through his Apostolic Church is grounded in sexual distinctions consecrated in sacramental life to express the sacral order. The war against the Fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of men in national fraternities and the sacredness of heterosexual love in marriage has claimed 49 Muslim victims. Christian New Zealand owed their fellow citizens protection in worship. (They abolished the death penalty 15 years ago.) They didn't provide protection because they can no longer socialize their young males as protectors of their country. The disaster of Gallipoli once hardened the national fighting identities of the men of Anzac. May the disaster of Christchurch call them back again to the religious sensibilities and masculine character needed to protect their homelands. Let us repent of the deadly desacralizing decadence of the sexual revolution and reassert a protective loving Christian culture. Our decadence has spawned another Cain. This man is no lunatic. Read his manifesto. We must answer with a more compelling narrative. (See more below under NATIONS}

                                     I. POPE FRANCIS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

ARGENTINE ABUSER BISHOP - A REAL CONNECTION WITH POPE FRANCISHow this is resolved and then how Cardinal Maradiaga, Wuerl, and Cupich are removed from the inner circle of trust are important governance issues for the Pope. Pope John Paul allowed Maciel and Sodano to run wild. Pope Benedict allowed McCarrick, Levada, and Bertone free passes. The way to help the Pope govern is to expose his Rasputins, not demand his resignation.



DEMOCRATS FOREIGN POLICY AND ANTI-TRUMP SYNDROMEGood article looking at Democrat candidates and left wing media on foreign policy. An anti-war left would help the nation right now. Will it reemerge? 76% of Trump voters are for pulling out of Syria. Only 26% of Hillary Clinton supporters favor that withdrawal.



IN NEW ZEALAND A MURDER OF 49 MUSLIMS AT PRAYER: Descriptions of event and profile of killer. This murder of innocents is why the war against Salafist jihadists cannot be framed as a war against Islam. Here is the killer's manifesto {The Great Replacement} {Three different links to the manifesto have been disabled. This worked Mon 3/19)This is racism not nationalism. It has nothing to do with the limits imposed by loyalty to a real nation. Darwinian racism and the "struggle between the races" is the intellectual godfather of this murder. He states quite accurately that the West killed god and ended up with social movements of fascists and communists. The only time he gives a color to his type of "nationalism", he enthusiastically endorses GREEN NATIONALISM. He calls himself an eco-facist. He says he is "a European" considering New Zealand and Australia as "leaves from the European tree." Thus he is not an "immigrant" to New Zealand because a white Aussie in New Zealand is as much at home as "a Bavarian in Austria".  His laxity about borders reminds one of the interchangeable conservative/libertarians from Canada, Britain and US on Australian owned Fox News. This is NOT territorial nationalism.

His manifesto is not the ramblings of a lunatic - not at all. There is here the stone cold logic of a godless leftist, turned libertarian, turned Darwinian advocate of natural selection. He agrees with godless ecologists that the planet cannot carry all these people and it is better to kill the dark skin people than let the whites be REPLACED.

Religious men must not only condemn this killing but purify our language so we know we are not adding to the hatred of Muslims. It is NOT Islam we are fighting. There is a form of Islam which favors killing Shiites and non-Muslims. The worshiping Muslims who were killed in New Zealand were not advocating such an interpretation. The innocent suffer because our debate is so unclear. Catholic sites like Crisis and Catholic Thing are depressingly univocal in their promotion of William Kilpatrick while the David Horowitz/Robert Spencer Jihad Watch shares his same approach that the nature of Islam is to the West what Carthage was to Rome.

Muslims at worship are not our enemies. We saw the Shiite mosques blown up in Iraq to foment religious war. We saw the Christians lined up on the shores of the Mediterranean to be beheaded for professing Christ. The worshippers in New Zealand were slain for worshipping God and having too many babies. They chose life and were punished with death. Can any man with a soul not see these people are part of that large believing cohort of humanity who still seek to do God's will? Like the white supremacist who killed black Christians in South Carolina in 2015, this killer went after people in a group activity usually done with arms cast aside.

The left has to stop equating the protective bonds of nationalism with hateful separation of racism. This guy has no affinity for New Zealand or his birthplace, Australia, as a political body-as a nation. He is more like the murky "Western civilization" defenders who have no real religion nor real nation to focus their protective duties.

Nations are multi-racial territorial communities that give us shared communal identities embracing our different religious and ethnic ties. Most nations are rooted in a particular ethnic group outgrowing tribalism but the territorial and covenantal nature of the final national community is a higher spiritual bond among men. The nations are the political form of Scripture and the historical form of present international order.

Conservatives are adding to the confusion about which Muslims we are at war with. From George Bush in Iraq to Donald Trump fomenting hatred against Persian and Muslim Iran, the Republicans and foreign policy think tanks have had this wrong from the beginning. In following the foreign policy goals of two old allies-Israel and Saudi Arabia - we have been blinded to the real Islamic source of murder and jihad in Mecca and Medina. The only President who started to walk us away from the Saudi smokescreen was President Obama. What Nixon did to China, Obama did to Iran and "hardliners" wail now as they did then. The murderers of Jamal Khashoggi and the masterminds of 9/11 all live in the same sick Salafist-royalist death pact. When will we wake up? Like Charles Manson before him the New Zealand killer wants to foment the wrong war with the wrong enemy. The incredibly low level of political historical discussion of war and peace, of allies and enemies is
killing the innocent. Include our fellow worshipers from New Zealand in the shared martyrdom of the Ethiopian and Egyptian Christians who died 4 years ago in two separate executions.

This 28 year old identifies as a white European though he lives in New Zealand and was born in Australia.(3/17 Addendum from Pankaj Mishra, the brilliant Indian essayist who wrote From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals who remade Asia : The Australian roots of the besieged white man)  He is an "eco-racist" (his term) and relates everything in the end to birth rates of white people vs. non whites. He has utter contempt for "milquetoast civic nationalists." When asked if he is a Christian, he is as confused, equivocal, and cowardly as Jordan Peterson. Like Eric Harris, the Columbine killer, our latest murderer is imbued in the language and dictates of natural selection.  Darwinian racism is atheist and non-territorial. Christian nationalism is theocentric and territorial. That is why nationalists establish defensible borders. Within those borders we have the protective authority to allow the great monotheistic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism to worship the one God who is Father of us all. We must not look away from the reasoning of this killer "because he just wants fame." We would have had a much better response to the Salafist Sunnis if we had read Osama bin Laden more carefully after 9/11. Does anyone think bin Laden acted for 15 minutes of fame? There are a lot of people in the media world who just want fame. This guy is swimming in a lot deeper water than female grads from Harvard. Like ISIS executioners and white racist killers before him, this man is acting for a social body larger than himself. He wants to be a warrior for a group. In this confused atheistic environment he is told we are in a Darwinian race war, so sign up for your team. Like Osama bin Laden, he sees killing the enemy as protecting his group.  Bin laden thought he was carrying out the will of God. This "average white man" thought he was obeying the simple dictates of a climate catastrophe necessitating drastic measures of protection for his extended tribe. This is evolutionary sociobiology responding to climate change in the name of Armed Science. We should get to know his habitat. This man is very green but he isn't Alexandria Cortez. He is very white but he is not Donald Trump. Unless we start talking about religion and race and men and nations with much more clarity, his spawn will strike again.
(Addendum 3/17: Oswald Mosley is the man he says most mirrors his views. A British aristocrat 1896-1980. Founder of British Union of Fascists. Served in WWI. Imprisoned 1940-43 in WWII. After war tried to start Union movement arguing for a unified singular EUROPEAN NATION. This is all consistent with his document arguing for a single western, white, European identity. If he is a nationalist he is a green nationalist and even more than Angela Merkel, he is a European. France's macron said Europe needs an army--this guy is his first eager recruit. Many white theorists think WWI and WWII were  disastrous intra-racial war of white man killing white man. These bloodbaths broke up the kinship of the "white race" with the territorial and cultural divisions of land and language. They say the religion wars were "disasters for the race" as well.   They do not see whites as supremacists as much as they see themselves as besieged and disappearing.)

BOLSONARO AND TRUMP MEETING COULD BE TRANSFORMATIVETrump is no isolationist and nationalist leaders (all of whom are labeled authoritarians by the secular media) are eager to talk with him about international relations. (International means between nations. A nationalist is not a globalist but he is an internationalist because he relates to nations and their leaders in the way he wants to be treated.) The alternative to the atheistic anarchy of sexually confused individuals supporting finance-dominated globalism is an international order composed of many nations living fraternally under one God.

100 DAYS OF MEXICAN PRESIDENT OBRADOR: Good relations with US, bridge rich-poor gap, are major objectives. His popularity is overwhelming. The homicides are rising. He cannot sit still too long on that. A profile of Obrador whose party is "National Regeneration Movement (MORENA - refers to Our Lady of Guadalupe and dark skinned Mexicans)." He is a leftist with the support of a strong evangelical Christian movement as well. Christian Nationalism has room for all.

FROM WASH POST ISHAAN THAROOR"In September 1956, revolutionary authorities in Algiers — then a city controlled by the French — declared a general strike. The action was met with vicious brutality by French forces but proved to be a galvanizing moment, stirring popular solidarity and cementing the North African nation’s anti-colonial uprising in the global imagination. A half-decade later, after hideous bloodshed, Algeria won its independence.

On Monday, Algeria entered the second day of a general strike that was aimed at the regime installed by former revolutionaries. A vast cross-section of the country’s society — from public-sector unions to urban shopkeepers to hundreds of lawyers and judges — had joined the strike, calling on ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to back down from a bid to run for a fifth term in office. But this time, rather than face bloody repression, the protesters secured a landmark victory. Bouteflika, 82, who had returned the previous day from two weeks of medical treatment in Switzerland, postponed elections scheduled for April 18 and said he would not seek a fifth term in office. His prime minister resigned. The announcement provoked scenes of celebration in Algiers.

Algerians colloquially refer to the regime’s ruling political and military elites, and the cabal of wealthy oligarchs beholden to them, as “le pouvoir,” or the powers-that-be. The regime has remained largely intact since the heady days of independence from France. Its greatest test was an Islamist-led insurrection in the 1990s that was eventually quashed in a bloody civil war that saw perhaps as many as 200,000 Algerians killed. But a generation later, the regime’s inability to provide jobs for its youth — some two-thirds of the country’s population is under 30 — and its perceived cronyism and mismanagement lit a fire under a vast spectrum of Algerians who want meaningful reform.\

“This generation has lived through neither the war of independence nor the civil war — just the freedom of social media,” wrote Algerian journalist and novelist Kamel Daoud. “Today this freedom has sprung from screens into the street. The internet has been the great giver of freedom of speech in Algeria and the regime has realized it too late. It tried to slow it down during the first days of the protests, but it was useless. Algerians — hyper-connected — found out that they could have not only a Facebook page but a country.”

There has been a strong nationalist dimension to the demonstrations: the national flag has been everywhere; veterans of the war of independence ... have been marching alongside their fellow citizens.”

ERIC HOBSBAWM - COMMUNIST HISTORIAN: His Nations and Nationalism book was very influential in establishing an Anglo-speaking historical tradition with a deep animus to the nation as a real historical actor in history. Like a good Marxist (and shill for the CP), Hobsbawm made the notion of "imagined communities" (Benedict Anderson's horrible oft quoted work on nations) and "invented tradition" a regular bit of received knowledge on the left. Marxist ideology treats the loyalties of religion and nations as "cultural superstructures" invented by the ruling class to create solidarity with the working class that obfuscate the real divergence of class interests. His apologies for Stalin and his high reputation among academics are hard to swallow but not difficult to reconcile. A new and chilling biography. A serious contrast with the ideologically stunted Hobsbawm is a lesser read but profound historical work on The Construction of Nationhood by Adrian Hastings (our review).


THE SOCIO-SEXUAL HIERARCHYA 17-minute video on 5 types of males and male groups. Very worthwhile.

SACRED ORDER SOCIAL ORDER - THE WORKS OF PHILLIP RIEFReview by Carl Trueman. Two Reviews from AOA: The Jew of Order and Charisma.

MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN STAND AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL INDOCTRINATIONChristians should follow their lead and fight the militant atheism about God and the ideological confusion about sex being taught as western liberalism, democracy, and individual rights.

UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS NEW PRESIDENTThomas Hibbs - a great choice; serious Catholic and historian.

WHAT RUSSIAN LITERATURE CAN TEACH US ABOUT OUR OWN TIMES: Professor Morson on the dangers of the intelligentsia and their fanaticism.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: Saturday, March 9:

by A. Joseph Lynch and Dr. David Pence


CARDINAL MINDSZENTYHe should be remembered for who he was, not as a club to beat the many different men who eventually ended the Cold War. It is a naive and historically false story that only the prophets brought down Communism. All the conservatives were against Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in their detente with Russia and opening to China. Without them, there would have been no Reagan-Gorbachev agreements. Without Ostpolitik (which the author here heavily criticizes) it is not clear if JPII would have ever come out of Poland for the conclave that elected him.

GUAM: 85% Catholic dropping to 50%. The Archdiocese has filed bankruptcy and their high court recently approved homosexual marriage. Guam is an English-speaking, ethnically Asian territory of the US with 160,000 fellow US citizens. Archbishop Apuron is guilty of some unspecified charge after a Vatican tribunal meeting from Oct 2016-Oct 2017 determined he couldn't live on the island anymore or keep his See. No other loss of clerical function or salary was imposed. Cardinal Ray Burke was the presiding judge. Guam is within missile range of tested rockets in North Korea. This could be a great source of international perspective for the whole Church, especially Americans, but Anthony Apuron had other fish to fry. The case against Apuron is very strong and would be invincible if a church official truly investigated instead of waited for witnesses to see "what have you got". Apuron is one of the five bishops that Bishop Accountability believes should be laicized. American conservative bloggers should stop fantasizing about who should be pope and how they would run synods but instead work as journalists  on specific American cases and dioceses. The Apuron situation is difficult for them because the dainty fingerprints of Cardinal Burke are all over this crime scene.
CATHOLIC HERALD US EDITIONNCR tells us who they are.

Tired of commandments, virtues, liturgical straight jackets-try this.


SOMEWHERES VS ANYWHERES: "Mr. DeMuth is a distinguished fellow at Hudson Institute. A longer version of this essay, 'Trumpism, Nationalism and Conservatism,' appears in the Winter issue of the Claremont Review of Books."
                                            Trump and the Revolt of the ‘Somewheres’

Trumpism has an essence, and that essence is nationalism. It is bigger than President Trump and certain to outlast his tenure in office.

Mr. Trump’s candidacy began as a furious attack on both the Democratic and Republican political establishments, and a vow to do something neither party had done recently—put “America first.” In both respects, his campaign and presidency have been strikingly similar to the nationalist movements in England and Europe, from Brexit to the euroskeptic governments in Poland, Hungary and Italy, to the neonationalist parties of Germany and France. In each case, the insurgents have claimed that their nation’s political and business leaders are part of an international elite that sacrifices national sovereignty in ways—from free trade and open immigration to murky treaties and remote bureaucracies—that harm many of their countrymen.

The harmed countrymen tend to be less-educated hinterlanders and members of the working class, who find representation in the nationalist movements. The shocked establishments—incumbent politicians, government careerists, media figures, corporate executives and intellectuals—have responded in striking unison. The political arrivistes, they insist, are ill-informed populists, xenophobic if not racist, inflamed by irrational hatred of immigrants, exhibiting authoritarian tendencies. Europe’s leading internationalists, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, have coordinated their actions and policies to keep the nationalist movements at bay. The synchronous counterattacks seem to validate the theory of a global elite.
These developments have scrambled partisan alignments. The new divide is conventionally described in economic or regional terms, but it is best understood as social and cultural. The British political analyst David Goodhart, in his superb book The Road to Somewhere(2017), describes the divide as the “Anywheres” versus the “Somewheres.”

The Anywheres are cosmopolitan, educated, mobile and networked. Their lives center on communities of affinity rather than locality—friends and colleagues who may be anywhere on a given day. Their attachments to place are secondary; they tend to regard national differences as quaint, borders as nuisances, divergent regulations as irrational. Their politics are liberal, whether progressive or classical. The Anywheres are generally wealthier than the Somewheres, but they include many people of moderate income, such as junior employees of government agencies, schools and nonprofits.

The Somewheres are rooted in local communities. Their jobs and weekends, their commitments and friendships and antagonisms, are part and parcel of their families, neighborhoods, clubs and congregations. Many work with their hands and on their feet. Whatever their partisan leanings, they tend to be socially conservative and patriotic and less disposed to vote with their feet.
These differences in circumstance and allegiance have been around for a while—at least since the appearance of commercial jet travel, easy long-distance communications and multinational corporations. The economic divide between those who did and did not graduate from college has been growing for decades. ...
FOREIGN COLLUSION AND THE SENATEUAE and Saudi lobbies work full time to safeguard US help in War against Yemen. Real money to real people in real time. It is not the Russians who influence our foreign policy. It is the Israelis, the Saudis, the UAE, and Great Britiain. This is not a conspiracy. Each of those countries have a foreign policy and a combination of diplomats, intelligence agencies, and cash to further their interests. This is real life and our problem is that our own senators are not aware enough of that a true America first policy would not follow the Saudis and Israelis into war with Iran nor collude with the Brits to keep Russia isolated from the "Atlantic Alliance."

CHICAGO - A LEFTY WIND IN THE CITY WITH BIG SHOULDERSA good political history as the left takes the mayor's office from the old democratic establishment.

CASTE IN AMERICAAll Indians don't look alike especially when they choose marriage partners.


PAKISTAN INDIA KASHMIR: They stepped back but here is short historical context of two nuclear powers at the brink with good maps.

EGYPTA religious portrait of al Sisi of Egypt. We do not agree with conclusions but it is best religious profile we have seen. As Christian nationalists, we do not expect the Islamic nations to adopt Western secular democracy as their model for just government. Every Islamic nationalist is not a Salafist. If there is a brand of Salafism (return to ancestors) that includes national political identities and freedom of worship for non-Muslims, then let us welcome such Salafists. Another profile of al Sisi, the reformer.

THE ANGLOSPHEREBigger than we think.

SOUTH CHINA SEAChina's sphere of influence or America's opportunity to organize a SEATO-like NATO?

ISRAEL SPLITS DEMOCRATS - IS IT AN "ANTI-SEMITIC TROPE" TO SAY AIPAC HAS A LOT OF MONEY? Israel is our ally not our State Department. The young female Muslims are bringing a much more honest conversation about foreign policy. We don't agree that Palestine is the major problem but how can we not agree that an honest discussion of America's new alliance with Saudi Arabia and Israel is long overdue. Ilhan Omar has a point.

ETHIOPIA: Africa's largest Christian population has an ethnic hatred problem simmering. This informative article on ethnics has not a word about religion.

FRANCE AND ALGERIAVery good essay on this crucial relationship.


OUR CULTURAL REVOLUTIONRod Dreher excellent preview of his next book.

THE REAL MICHAEL JACKSON: I remember how angry I was when the NFL allowed Michael Jackson to perform at the Super Bowl. The denigration of Christian black culture by commercialization of the criminal continues today. Dennis Green the Minnesota Vikings football coach was very eloquent about this in his day. Will this book put to rest that Jackson is some kind of cultural icon? Commercialize the Criminal and Conceal the Christian - that is Hollywood's portrayal of Black America.
Michael Jackson was a child molester. He did it in the name of love and the descriptions of these men about their "love relationships" with Jackson teach us some of the deep strange truths of this kind of evil. Why did the men tell this now when even as adults they had denied it when Jackson was alive. James Safechuck: "If I had not become a father and had a child of my own, I would probably still be silent.  Even now talking, I feel guilt for betraying him. The shadow is still there." Excellent CBS interview by Gayle King with James Safechuck and Wade Robson.



TRUE DETECTIVE AND NATHAN PHILLIPS: Season Three; a great HBO series. Sign up for 7 day free trial and binge watch 8 episodes. One of the male heroes was a "recon ranger" in Vietnam. He had hippie girls call him "a baby killer" when he got back. If you are wondering who writes storylines for Nathan Phillips, the drum beating praying "elder" who the Covington Catholic males were brutalizing in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial, this program shows he has good taste in TV.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: Saturday March 2

by A. Joseph Lynch and Dr. David Pence


FIVE MORE MCCARRICKS WHO SHOULD  BE LAICIZEDBishop Accountability has wisely limited their accusations to five bishops who should be defrocked. Two of them are still desecrating the Mass because of authority failures by Archbishop Vigano and Cardinal Ray Burke. Clerics who have committed sodomy as priests should never approach the altar as priests again. Christ told Judas," Go quickly, and do what you have to do." He never acted as an Apostle of the Eucharist.

POPE FRANCIS ENDS SUMMIT AGAINST CHILD ABUSEThis work of the Devil will no longer be tolerated. It calls down the wrath of God. The Pope began the summit by putting the crime of child abuse and sex trafficking in a larger context. As the priesthood reforms itself from the interlocking cabals and closets of careerism, clericalism and  the lavender "parish", expect the fraternity of fathers to aim a blow at the commercialization of everything under global capitalism - especially our children.

CARDINAL BRANDMULLER - WHY HIS LETTER TO ABUSE SUMMITHomosexuality in priesthood is a sacrilege against the sacraments - against God. This is at the root of the abuse crisis. Men with this behavior who administer the sacraments are dragging sacraments through the mud.
An interview. We should note that Cardinal Brandmuller is a very different man than Cardinal Burke who sent the same letter. We consider Burke deeply embedded in the psychology of the effete and as a judge he is scandalously culpable for Guam's Apuron (a homosexual rapist) still wearing clerics. Burke's willingness to discuss homosexuality within the priesthood as the fundamental cultural problem in the fraternity of fathers is a very new found courage. There is a reason he was truly demoted by Pope Francis and it wasn't simply his rigid form of doctrinal orthodoxy.

THE PRESS SHOULD EXPOSE THREE CLERICS CLOSELY AFFILIATED WITH POPE FRANCIS: They are doing a good job on Argentina Bishop Zanchetti. They need  more factual dossiers on Cardinals Maradiaga and Cupich. Pope Francis has the wrong generals around him to lead the reform. It took Lincoln several tries to find his Grant.

Australia bags the cardinal. The Vatican should not agree and their disagreement should be loud and clear.

THE OMERTA OF THE CLOSETExcellent review of In the Closet of the Vatican by homosexual Catholic Andrew Sullivan. There is no gay conspiracy - just "a honeycomb of closets".
We have two choices - Sullivan's: Let us open the priesthood to women and gays while acknowledging homosexuality as one form of human love,  or AOA: Laicize all priests who have committed sodomy as a cleric and define in canon law that the act of sodomy is such a sacrilege against the Father-Son relationship of the priesthood & Eucharist that by the act the clerical offender is defrocked. Sexual abuse of a minor and familial incest should be treated as similar crimes against the sacred office - the spiritual paternity of the priest.

POPE FRANCIS AS ANTI-CHRISTHere is the case by Julia Meloni writing at Crisis.  Michael Matt at the Remnant, Tim Gordon and Marshall Taylor at TnT, John Henry Weston at Life Site News and Michael Voris at Church Militant are all coming to accept some version of this view. Robert Royal, Raymond Arroyo, and Fr. Gerald Murray at EWTN are also deeply enmeshed in this thinking.

Let this be stated first. This article by Ms. Meloni is based on a hundred true facts. She is right that most of the Pope's allies are very much for the kind of Church she is painting. That Church would no longer be Marian or Apostolic.

Apostolic synodality, which is widespread patriarchal fraternity, is not the feminist fruit of "the Parish" that author Martel and Cardinal Kaspar desire and Ms. Meloni fears. The conversation is getting better. Ms Meloni's piece is pure parrhesia. We like that straight talk. The Catholic journalists do a great service to the Church and to Francis by exposing the many corrupt clergymen (too many of whom are close to the Pope). But the hysteria of Catholic American conservatives against Pope Francis makes them relatives of the Accuser. They blame Francis who is mounting an exorcism to be acting in league with Beelzebub. They seek to divide us by making us headless at this critical turning point. No Protestant or atheist could do the Church more harm than these apostles turned Judas. They are doing just what Pope Francis feared in his 2013 interview - they are weaponizing the Old Mass as an ideological weapon against Vatican II - not just against Pope Francis but against Vatican II.

When you ride a high speed motorcycle and you want to avoid a hazard you do not focus your eyes on the hazard but the free road ahead. Sodomy is the obstacle. Synodality among men is the free road ahead. For an individual walker focusing on the hazard may be the best strategy. But the Pope is driving a bigger social organism than the bloggers. He is building a process that will act out in time instead of seizing a certain corrupted space. He explains this in the interview below.  

A 2013 INTERVIEW WITH POPE FRANCIS AND FR. ANTONIO SPADAROVery worthwhile reading slowly. Ask yourself, "Is this the anti-Christ"? The fact that Antonio Spadaro did the interview does not mean he is the Pope's spokesman. He let the Pope speak and did it very well. He served a function like George Weigel introducing Pope John Paul II to the English speakers. But by now we all know that George Weigel is not JPII.  The longer JPII is dead the more apparent is the discrepancy between the pinched Western conservatism of Weigel and the capacious two lung thinking of the Slavic giant. Ted Sorenson never became John F. Kennedy and Tony Spadaro is no Pope Francis.


PRESIDENT TRUMP PROGRESS NOT JUST WITH NORTH KOREAN LEADER BUT REAL TALKS WITH NATIONALIST VIETNAM IN HANOI: President Trump is meeting the nationalist leaders of Asia - many govern through wide based Communist parties. In  his initial talks with the Vietnamese there was no  crowing about socialism's failure. Neither Communism nor global Capitalism are adequate ideologies for  nations to flourish economically and culturally  at home or abroad. President Trump is a nationalist in a Christian country. He ran against globalism before he set his sights on domestic socialism. The leaders of the Communist parties in China and Vietnam have waged their own deep reforms against the productivity crushing aspects of Marxism - (which is by the way a most western ideology). President Trump and Steve Bannon are for economic nationalism. Let's wake up and deepen the conversation. We must remember the lesson of the 20th century for the Asian countries was to build strong nation states while  encouraging free enterprise within certain national parameters. The lesson for Europe was to integrate Germany into a non nation state bureaucracy to recover as a new entity - the liberal West.
President Trump is meeting and identifying with Asian nation men much more than Euro-female bureaucrats like Theresa May and Angela Merkel. The scenes of the last week leave us much to ponder. His meeting with Kim Jong-un will be followed by meeting another nation-man Xi Jinping of China. Walking away at his moment from the Korean talks is part of a larger later coming together.

THE SECULAR DRIVE TO UNCOVER WOMEN - DRAFTING OUR DAUGHTERSA Bush Judge says male military duty isn't fair.


Above: The black and white cross represents the nationalist path to American Greatness-interracial brotherhood in Christian America

This riveting tale of the Loving case in Virginia reminds us what a sacrilege it is to compare what they did in 1958 with the "sacralize sodomy" movement of today.


SEED COMPANIES, MONOPOLIES, AND US FARMINGAn extensive article on three companies controlling 60% of US seeds. Anti-trust in Agriculture. Anti-trust laws once meant to protect other producers. Later influenced by Robert Bork, it became consumer driven.


MUHAMMAD BIN SALMAN - A TILT TOWARD ASIAPractical trading partners don't ask questions of the Saudi Crown Prince.

IRAN FOREIGN MINISTER RESIGNSThere are moderates and hard liners in Iran too and US bellicosity does not help the moderates.

INDIA AND PAKISTAN - TWO OF THE MOST DANGEROUS NATIONS IN WORLDThe present crisisA good documentary on The Partition from whence they came. If you don't know this 1947 story, let this be a time to learn. A million dead; 14 million displaced; Communal hatred unleashed. Another Asian lesson about the need for order and authority. Discussion of dangers between Pakistan and India: To Armageddon and Back by Bruce Reidel. It would be a good idea to call Mr. Reidel the foremost exert in the foreign policy establishment on South Asia .

VENEZUELA LIMA GROUP IN COLUMBIA: The weight of time and the disintegration of authority favors "interim President" Juan Guaido but the many allies do not want US military intervention. Pence, Bolton, Abrams as US spokesmen - they're having trouble proclaiming the new paradigm that is necessary. All three are good at veiled threats of US force. President Trump's bench for diplomats is unfortunately fossilized and weak for a situation ripe for significant progress. More about the Columbia-Venezuela border town where the human avalanche did not happen. (The Second Battle of Cucuta writer is anti-Guaido, but a good teacher of history). In Venezuela, the key will be when some major military institution or leader turns against Maduro. China may play a role in offering him safe passage. Political power still comes out of the barrel of a gun and Guaido needs some guns on his side.

CHINA IN AMERICA: CONFUCIAN INSTITUTESA government report - where what why.



HUGE VICTORY FOR ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN TEACHING ON SEXUAL ORDERMethodist general meeting - the Africans in the Methodist global meeting take the lead in protecting the sacredness of heterosexual marriage. They say do not treat us as children who need to mature to become like enlightened white people on the problem of homosexuality. A spectacular moment for the triumph of global Christianity over the individualism of the West.

MANHOOD AND CATHOLIC TRADITIONYouTube interview Patrick Coffin, Taylor Marshall, Tim Gordon. Excellent discussion. All three of these men are badly informed on Vigano, Burke, and Pope Francis but they are honest well-read Catholics and this discussion is bracing.

MALENESS, BIOLOGY, AND TRANSGENDER SPORTS INSANITY: The first testosterone splash for a boy is intrauterine. Cardiac output and lung volume as well as muscle mass distribution are gender-normed. It ain't fair.

WHAT A FATHER OWES HIS SON. THE CHOSEN BY CHAIM POTOK: Don Mornes is a Minnesota man in a men's reading group called the Misfits. They recently read The Chosen by Chaim Potok. It is the story of an orthodox Jewish father who raised his son in silence to help teach him the deepest lessons of God, life, and the human soul. If there is any book other than Scripture that attests to the sacred bond of father and son in communicating the Reality of God our Father, this is it. From the Mornes review:
During the discussion at our meeting, there was a question of whether it was right for Reb Saunders to raise Danny Saunders in silence.  I don't think there is a question about it.  I think Chaim Potok is shouting the answer at us.  I think it is the whole point of the book.  It begins with:
"A man is born into this world with only a tiny spark of goodness in him. The spark is God, it is the soul; the rest is ugliness and evil, a shell. The spark must be guarded like a treasure, it must be nurtured, it must be fanned into a flame. It must learn to seek out other sparks, it must dominate the shell. Anything can be a shell, Reuven. Anything. Indifference, laziness, brutality, and genius. Yes. even a great mind can be a shell and choke the spark."
Reb Saunders saw what happened to his brother, who had a mind like Danny.  About his own father's silence to him, he says:
"When his people would ask him why he was so silent with his son, he would say to them that he did not like to talk, words are cruel, words play tricks, they distort what is in the heart, they conceal the heart, the heart speaks through silence. One learns of the pain of others by suffering one's own pain, he would say, by turning inside oneself, by finding one's own soul. And it is important to know of pain, he said. It destroys our self-pride, our arrogance, our indifference toward others. It makes us aware of how frail and tiny we are and of how much we must depend on the Master of the Universe."
Rev Saunders made a great sacrifice for his son.  He suffered perhaps more than Danny with his silence. But he knew what was most important was to preserve the soul of his son.  Later, Rev Saunders says to Danny: 
"Daniel, forgive me . . . for everything . . . I have done. A--a wiser father . . . may have done differently. I am not . . . wise."
When Reuven's father asks:
"Danny, when you have a son of your own, you will raise him in silence?"
"Yes, If I can't find another way." says Danny.
Danny understands what his father has done for him.
AOA comment This book is also about the difference between a mother's love and a father's.  A mother must teach her son that he is loved in a uniquely particular way as he is. A father must teach his son that the ultimate reality is God; that the son has a soul and his soul can be destroyed if he does not stay centered on God.