The people filled with passions of anger are probably not under close obedience to a superior, who might moderate their passions and act as an objective filter of their actions.
This is also 100% true - truer beyond true.
One great piece of advice that I had heard years ago is that we should not say anything that we would be embarrassed about if our Priest heard. Of course, this also greatly applies to obscenity and perverted jokes, but it also very much applies to Jay Dyer going around calling people gay.
It’s immature and it puts Christianity in a bad light.
The “Catholic radtrads” either resist Francis as “pope”, or do not recognize him as pope at all; hence there is a lack of obedience to a superior, and this gives freedom for people to express a passion of anger without limit. This passion of anger has led to many schisms of sorts (the author is concerned about seeing orthodox schisms, which I wouldn’t be surprised to see if this passion is not addressed).
We see a lot of people take out their anger at specific patriarchs or clergymen, and it’s always a bad look! But our problem is a little less extreme since we do not have a single, central figure that can become the high value target.
I seldom see the (Catholic) “radtrads” claim what they are doing is based on what they think God wants them to do that they’ve obtained clarity about through prayer.
This is a very vital point - this is what we should all be doing, but people don’t want to do what they are may actually be called to do, a thing that they discover through contemplative prayer… They want to do something that puts them in the spotlight.
Three days after the Commons debate where Robert Jenrick had listened to the calls for PA and Britain First to be removed from social media, activists from both organisations had their accounts removed from Twitter in a mass banning with no explanation from Twitter. A ban on sharing links to PA and Britain First’s websites was also implemented on Musk’s supposed ‘free speech’ Twitter. Interestingly ‘Yorkshire Rose’, the only activist of the three officially present documenting the protest, was allowed to keep her Twitter and You Tube accounts. On the same day pro-White groups in America including ‘The National Justice Party‘ and ‘American Renaissance‘ were also de-platformed from Twitter without explanation with links to their website banned.
On the 24th Feb Hope Not Hate made a Tweet celebrating their victory with PA accounts being shut. They made no mention of Britain first or Yorkshire Rose.
On 13th March 2023 after pressure from supporters at the unfair suspension, Twitter reinstated Britain First’s account.
Protestors gathered to protest peacefully at 6.30pm outside the 4 star hotel on Ribbers Lane, on Friday 10 February. According to locals who spoke to the Daily Mail, they were predominantly mothers, fathers and grandparents worried for their girls safety. Most of the protestors were in a group North or the entrance on Ribblers Lane and spilling out on to Moorgate Road South and East Lancashire dual carriage ways standing on traffic islands and crossing points. Pro-migrant elements formed a separate group south of the Suites entrance on Ribblers Lane behind a police line. Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network later admitted their group was armed with makeshift weapons. Amongst their group was Clare Moseley, disgraced Care4Calais founder who cheated on her husband with a fake Tunisian refugee, who also conned her out of money then set fire to a building when she tried to end the relationship. A good example of the calibre of people she seeks to enter her and our borders. Moseley Tweeted reports and videos of the evenings events first from South of Ribblers Lane and then being allowed to cross police lines into The Suites carpark protected by police.
Just outside the guarded hotel compound, Merseyside police made the strange decision to abandon an old 2015 reg unlocked police van, full of riot gear, meters from the entrance and where the defensive police lines had been established. Rather than one of the many officers present moving the expensive van to safety of the protected hotel compound, they stood silently watching it being overrun by the crowds.
The protest only started to turn violent at 8pm when at between 400-2,500 were present, with trouble makers many in ‘Black blok’ clothing with face coverings to hide their identities. One youth climbed on top of the unattended police van waving a banner reading “Let’s shout, get them out”. Seeing these rowdy trouble makers causing bother, the more peaceful local protestors moved away and in some videos can be heard accusing them of being Antifa in disguise.
With the van left unlocked it wasn’t long before inquisitive teenagers were inside and were filmed laughing as they tried on the police helmets. However around 8.30pm masked violent trouble-makers, ransacked the van and set it on fire without any intervention from nearby police. A video of this taking place reveals one of the arsonists whistling to a member of his group as a signal for something. The group appear to be sober, organised and enacting a pre-arranged plan. They then threw fireworks at Police officers. Antifa activist Michelle Smith of Sheppard Avenue, Knowsley, described as a ‘sister’ by Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network was filmed attacking a 70 year old woman at the protest. She was jailed for a year in 2016 after throwing rocks at protestors at a Dover anti-migrant protest. 15 individuals were later arrested including suspected Antifa activist Jared Skeete, 19, of Irwell Close, Aigburth, charged for beating an emergency services worker during the protest.
On Tuesday 7th February a local 15 year old school girl on her way home from school on Cherryfield Drive in Kirkby, filmed a 25 year old sex-pest migrant propositioning her. When she told him she wasn’t interested and was below the legal age of consent, he replied “OK. Good”, and repeatedly asked for her phone number.
The migrant was found to be living in ‘The Suites’ hotel, where Iranian residents revealed him to be Egyptian, where the age of consent is 18. In many North African Muslim countries such as neighbouring Libya, sex outside of marriage is illegal, meaning that even by his own country’s standards, what he was attempting to do – have sex with a minor – was criminal.
The video was shared on social media where it went viral causing outrage amongst locals, concerned for the safety of the local girls. The girl’s distraught mother spoke to the Liverpool Echo.
Days later a flyer circulated online calling for a protest outside ‘The Suites’ for the following Friday. It was entitled ‘This is our city – protest’ and had a paragraph calling for non-violent protest against the migrants occupying the hotel.
“We protest against the people staying in the hotel and the effect it’s causing on the city. No Violence.”
News of the forthcoming protest quickly spread to militant anti-White and pro-migrant activists including, Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network, Liverpool Solidarity Federation, Football Lads & Lasses Against Fascism, Sanctuary City Alliance, Communist Party Merseyside Branch, Care4Calais and Liverpool Stand Up to Racism.
Many of these activists have histories of protest violence and were quick to brand the concerned locals as ‘far-right’, ‘fascist’ and ‘racist’ and made inflammatory posts on social media rallying their troops. Merseyside Anti-Fascist Network posted on their Facebook account which was also shared by Liverpool Solidarity Federation.
“Alerta, Alerta! Anti-Fascists Callout. Far-right activists are planning a demonstration outside the Suites Hotel on Friday 10th Feb. We oppose their attempts to intimidate refugees and asylum seekers. Liverpool is a proud antifascist city, the right will never divide us.”
Communist Party Merseyside Branch posted on their Facebook account
“Don’t let the far-right intimidate members of our community and divide the working class. Show these fascists that it is them who are unwelcome here”, “Drown Fascism in a sea of resistance!”
Similar decisions have been made regarding other artists like Kazimir Malevich, Ilya Kabakov, Sonia Delaunay-Terk and Louise Nevelson, who were also born in modern-day Ukraine when it was under the control of the Russian empire.
The moves are described by some as part of an effort to correctly attribute the contribution of Ukrainian artists to art history. But they have also been denounced by others. Last week, Mikhail Shvydkoy, the international culture envoy to Russian President Vladimir Putin, hit out at the alterations, describing them as politically motivated.
“This lame political gesture has trumped all legitimate cultural considerations,” Shvydkoy said in remarks obtained by Newsweek. “The history of renaming world-famous paintings and the disassociation of great artists from the word Russia, commenced a little less than a year ago, when the process of abolishing Russian culture was gaining momentum.”
In a statement, Max Hollein, the director of the Met, said: “The Met’s curators and experts are continually researching and examining objects in the collection in order to determine the most appropriate and accurate way to catalogue and present them.
“In the case of these works – which have been updated following research conducted in collaboration with experts in the field – scholarly thinking is evolving quickly, because of the increased awareness of and attention to Ukrainian culture and history since the Russian invasion started in 2022,” he added.
The question of whether Degas considered his subjects Russian or Ukrainian has also come into question. By some accounts, the Russian attribution was given by his dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who bought one of the series from the painter in 1906.
The Met has reportedly been considering the update since last summer to align with “efforts to continually research and examine objects in its collection”. Degas’ The Russian Dancer was identified as “women in Russian costumes” in a journal entry in 1899.
“However, several scholars demonstrated that the costumes are, in fact, traditional Ukrainian folk dress, although it has not been established if the dancers were themselves from Ukraine,” the website entry says.
Despite being awarded nearly $1.5bn in legal damages, Sandy Hook families are uncertain whether they will be paid the full amount.
“There’s a chance we’re going to be forced into a situation where we’re going to be checking to see how Infowars is doing every month to figure out if our clients are getting paid or not,” Mark Bankston, one of the families’ attorneys, told the outlet.
Earlier this month, Free Speech Systems proposed a bankruptcy plan that would pay an annual salary of $520,000 to Jones and leave $7 million to $10 million to annually pay creditors, including the victims’ families.
This is all really wild, IMO.
The guy is being milked. Basically everything he does from now on will largely benefit people he is completely disconnected from, and who were not actually negatively impacted by his work.
It’s a travesty.
And it means that every time a tragedy occurs, people who speak about it a bit too speculatively and freely on the internet could be held accountable.
In the run-up to the 2020 election, Dimon warned against policies that Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were then advocating, including Medicare for All, paid sick leave and free public higher education. Dimon said they amounted to “socialism”.
“Socialism,” he wrote, “inevitably produces stagnation, corruption and often worse – such as authoritarian government officials who often have an increasing ability to interfere with both the economy and individual lives – which they frequently do to maintain power,” adding that socialism would be “a disaster for our country”.
Dimon also warned against “over-regulation” of banking, cautioning that in the next financial crisis, big institutions like JPMorgan won’t be able to provide the lending they did during the last crisis.
“When the next real downturn begins,” he wrote, “banks will be constrained – both psychologically and by new regulations – from lending freely into the marketplace, as many of us did in 2008 and 2009. New regulations mean that banks will have to maintain more liquidity going into a downturn, be prepared for the impacts of even tougher stress tests and hold more capital.”
But, as demonstrated again this past week, American capitalism needs strict guardrails. Otherwise, it is subject to periodic crises that summon bailouts.
The result is socialism for the rich while everyone else is subject to harsh penalties: bankers get bailed out and the biggest banks and bankers do even better. Yet average people who cannot pay their mortgages lose their homes.
A lot of Americans are so fixated on the idea of liberty that they are categorically opposed to obedience in their spiritual life. They think it compromises their soul, or their very personal relationship with God that should have no mediator.
I remember an American Orthodox friend talking about his own battles with coming to peace with these terms.
There is, to some degree, such a spirit of liberty among Americans that it becomes difficult to practice obedience… But, I think that the way to overcome this is understanding also the virtue of faith, and knowing that the fact that a strange or cultish behavior could be exacted from your superior does not mean that this is actually ever going to happen.