Today, I want to post a few rather amazing news items about some rather weird things happening in the post-Christian West.
First, there is this pearl of wisdom: “Pope Francis directs racially charged comment towards Russians”
Chechens, Buryats and others who are “of Russia but are not of the Russian tradition” are acting with “cruelty” in Ukraine, the head of the Roman Catholic Church told the Jesuit magazine America in an interview published on Monday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said such words go beyond mere Russophobia. Ukraine’s people are being “martyred,” Pope Francis said in the interview, conducted last week at the Vatican. “Generally, the cruelest are perhaps those who are of Russia but are not of the Russian tradition, such as the Chechens, the Buryati [sic] and so on. Certainly, the one who invades is the Russian state. This is very clear.” Speaking at a roundtable in the Russian Senate on Monday, Zakharova called the comments made by Pope Francis beyond the pale. “This is no longer Russophobia, it’s a perversion on a level I can’t even name,” she said. Later, on Telegram, she pointed out that until recently the Western media claimed that Slavs were “tormenting the people of the Caucasus,” referring to the conflict between Russia and the Chechen separatists, and now they say it’s the other way around.
WOW! Pitting Orthodox Christians against Muslim Chechens and Buddhist Buriats. What a “brilliant” and (totally not) novel idea. Furthermore, the fact that this idiot mentioned “Buriati” (which is the plural Buriat in Russian and Ukrainian) shows the origin of this brilliant statement: for the Ukronazis all Russians are basically Asiatic brutes, in other words, “Buriats”. FYI – there are less than half a million Buriats in Russia, that is out of a population of 147 million. But hey, if the objective is to create racial/ethnic/religious tensions, even a small minority like Buriats can be used, right? Divide and conquer and all that.
To say that this stupid crap offended *everybody* in Russia is an understatement:
Russia’s ambassador to the Vatican has filed a complaint over an interview given by Pope Francis, in which he accused troops of Chechen and Buryat origin of particular “cruelty” during Moscow’s military offensive in Ukraine. Alexander Avdeyev said he visited the Vatican’s diplomatic service late on Monday to deliver the note. “I expressed indignation at such insinuations,” the ambassador said, referring to the Pope’s comments. “Nothing can shake the solidarity and unity of the multinational Russian people,” he told RIA Novosti news agency on Tuesday (…). Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova responded that the pontiff’s words were “no longer Russophobia. It’s a perversion on a level I can’t even name.” Alexey Tsidenov, the leader of Buryatia – a Russian Buddhist republic in southeast Siberia – said Pope Francis’ comments were “strange, to say the least.” The speaker of Chechnya’s parliament, Magomed Daudov, advised the Pope to listen to the people of Donbass, to whom Chechens, Buryats and representatives of other nations of Russia have become “saviors.”
Well done, pelotudo! While that statement will get you a standing ovations from Nazis in Kiev and in the Neocons in the West, you have just given yet another major reason for all Russians to join forces and stand together against the demonic forces you represent and serve.
By the way, there are not three, but FOUR officially recognized and protected religions in Russia: Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Judaism. I wonder why the Pope forgot to include “bloodthirsty Jews” in his list of villains. Oh, wait! I forgot that the Latins thinks of Judaics as their “elders in faith” and that the Vatican now says that Latins and Jews are expecting the same messiah, except that for the Latins it would be his second coming while for the Jews it would be his first.
One could be forgiven for thinking that de facto the Latins and the Judaics have fused into one wannabe world religion. Pseudo-Orthodox apostates will gladly join them.
But it gets better.
While the Pope is busy with Buriats, his fellow “Christians” are busy with truly amazing stuff. Check this out:
Dr. Michael Banner defended a scholar who compared a wound on Christ’s body to a vagina, The Telegraph reported. The dean of Trinity College in Cambridge has called speculation that Jesus Christ might have been transgender “legitimate,” The Telegraph reported on Saturday. Dr. Michael Banner made the statement in defense of a junior research fellow who claimed that Jesus’ body incorporates both masculine and feminine features. During last Sunday’s evensong service in the college chapel, Cambridge research student Joshua Heath displayed Renaissance and Medieval paintings of Jesus’ crucifixion while asserting that one of the wounds on his body “takes on a decidedly vaginal appearance,” according to the newspaper. To prove his point, Heath used the 14th-century painting ‘Pieta with the Holy Trinity’ by Jean Malouel, which is a part of the Louvre’s collection. The painting depicts Jesus with a side wound, from which blood is streaming down to the groin. “In Christ’s simultaneously masculine and feminine body in these works, if the body of Christ [is] as these works suggest the body of all bodies, then his body is also the trans body,” Heath said, as quoted by the outlet.
Seriously! A “woke rewriting” of the Gospels. Brilliant! Next, lets censor the Bible, right? Turns out, some are already working hard towards that goal.
If this is the state of Western academia and “theology” then no wonder Russians of any faith or ethnicity (here I use the word “Russian” in the sense of rossiiskii and not russkii) want nothing to do with such freaks. And they are not just anybody, check out what Wikipedia has to say about this Trinity College in Cambridge:
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Founded in 1546 by King Henry VIII, Trinity is one of the largest of Cambridge’s 31 colleges, with the largest financial endowment of any college at either Cambridge or Oxford. Trinity has some of the most distinctive architecture in Cambridge; its Great Court is said to be the largest enclosed courtyard in Europe. Academically, Trinity performs well as measured by the Tompkins Table (the annual unofficial league table of Cambridge colleges), coming top from 2011 to 2017. Trinity was the top-performing college for the 2020-21 undergraduate exams, obtaining the highest percentage of good honours. Members of Trinity have been awarded 34 Nobel Prizes out of the 121 received by members of Cambridge University (the highest of any college at either Oxford or Cambridge).
So this is hardly some kind of “fringe” institution, but an integral part of the Western political establishment.
Chechens, Buriats and vaginas on Christ’s bodies. THAT is the intellectual level of a civilization which for about 1000 years modestly thought of itself as the “light unto the nations” and which gave birth to modern imperialism (irrespective of the ideological fig leaf of the time which was used to justify wars of aggression and the clear attempt to conquer the entire planet!
Truly, sic transit gloria mundi :-)
Now for some week-end music. Today I want to introduce you to my absolutely favorite Jazz composer and a true musical genius: Bill Evans. He was also an absolutely amazing musician and performer. So I will share two of my favorite Bill Evans compositions:
First, his composition “You Must Believe in Spring”
Next, the same composition, but performed by Mikko Hilden
Next, Bill Evans plays “We will meet again”
and here is the same tune, but interpreted by John McLaughlin and the the Aighetta Quartet
Enjoy and have a great week end!