"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980
Post by O.L of Fatima Chapel on Apr 17, 2020 4:09:36 GMT
Greg, thank you for all the work and effort you put into this issue of The Recusant - it's excellent!
Most especially - the Editorial:
Coronavirus. I am sure you all know what I am about to say, you are all experiencing the same thing to varying degrees and, by the time you read this, will have been for some weeks already. Most, if not all of you, therefore, will already have a pretty good idea of how things really stand. Nevertheless, given the situation, I hope you will forgive my diving into it, having re-written and given over much more space to this nonsense since this issue began to be written some weeks ago.
There is no “pandemic,” no great “health crisis,” no imminent threat to millions of lives. There is not a shadow of justification for what is now being done by governments to their own populations in many different countries across the Western world.
What there is, well - let’s just say it is something far more sinister. There is an undeniable power grab going on. It is being backed by the multi-headed hydra of the mainstream media (different “news outlets”, same lie-machine) who are currently telling lies which make their normal propaganda look positively infantile by comparison. Our old incestuous friends, big media, big tech and big business, all in bed with big government, are once again demonstrating that most of what is talked about in public life is a lie and an illusion, and that the way is being prepared, stage by stage, for the man of sin. The path is being smoothed, every valley raised and every mountain laid low to prepare the way for him, and when the day finally arrives that the ultimate manufactured “crisis” is presented before the people, one which is world-wide in scope and therefore requires a worldwide “solution” with a worldwide authority, the people will positively clamor for him to ‘save’ us, to take up the reigns of world government and rule over us all.
Sleepwalking into the New World Order
Is this what we are about to witness in the coming weeks and months? I think not. But this may well be a dress rehearsal. Let’s put every country into “lockdown” (who invented that word, which committee or consumer focus-group came up with that one? “Martial law” is what our lying, prostitute media would call it if they had any honesty), we will tell them that it is for their own good and constantly repeat and over-hype the danger, convincing them that the black death is on the loose and panicking them into accepting whatever we claim is necessary; and in the meantime if we encourage them to snitch on each other, the fear of being reported to big brother will help keep many potential dissenters in line. In Italy people have been forbidden to set foot outside their own front door for the past month. In Spain, things are very similar, the streets deserted, people told they have to stay indoors and work from home: not as easy as it may sound for a nation with a more sociable culture than ours, a people who live in small apartments and used to spending much of their time outside the home, especially if they have children who now also have to be kept indoors ever since the schools closed. Things are the same in Germany; Austria shut its borders in early March, several other countries followed soon after (so much for the wonders of “open borders” and “free movement of peoples” - I thought any form of border control was supposed to be “racist”, or am I remembering that wrong?) In France, the army were sent onto the streets and people told that they are only allowed to make a direct trip to a supermarket or pharmacy, and even for that they must first of all download, fill-in and sign a government form which they can expect to be asked to show to the police or army while they are out. Goodness only knows what anyone without a computer, an internet connection or a printer is supposed to do.
Things are a little bit more relaxed in Great Britain, but here we have an interesting and instructive example. The initial response of our Prime Minister, in early March, was to say that we would be carrying on as normal and aiming to develop a natural ‘herd immunity.’ Then, suddenly, there was an abrupt volte-face; everything “non-essential” had to close and we were told “with immediate effect” that we had to stay home (allowed out to the shops or to take one piece of exercise a day. How generous. We’re so grateful.) Why the sudden change? Why suddenly falling into line with what all the other countries were doing? It’s almost as if the Prime Minister had wanted to do one thing, and someone else disagreed and wanted to do things differently, someone anonymous, someone in the background who has the power to control governments and whole nations in an invisible manner. Hmm.
In the United States, at least from our perspective over here on the other side of the pond, one has the impression of a similar thing. Here are three headlines from the Mainstream Media, in chronological order. 20th March, 2020: “Trump Resists Pressure to Use Wartime Law to Mobilize Industry in Virus Response”; 27th March, 2020: “Trump Finally Uses Wartime Law…”; 1st April, 2020: “What Else Trump Could Use the Defense Production Act for…” - is that a President bowing to pressure to act against his instinct? I don’t know what is really going on any more than you do, but one might be forgiven for thinking that it looks that way. Personally, I find the United States a fascinating example, not just because the country is a patchwork of different laws and jurisdictions (and correspondingly, a certain amount of variation in the response which so far has ranged from relatively mild to downright hair-raising - I am told that at least three states so far are actually offering rewards for people who snitch on their neighbors..! To quote the mayor of Los Angeles, “Snitches get rewards!”). Without wishing to offend anyone, am I allowed to hope that this will be the end of having to hear ‘conservatives’ (particularly ‘boomer’ conservatives), telling anyone who will listen that the reason the United States is the greatest country on God’s earth is because of the constitution, the greatest document ever written, composed by those geniuses, the founding fathers, the ultimate safeguard against tyranny, etc..? (I’m sure you’ve all heard it before too!) Now, even if that were true (it isn’t), no one document and no amount of foresight which goes into it will ever be sufficient to save posterity from the stupidity or cowardice of generations to come; because no system, no document, no law, no constitution can exist independently, they all require human beings to read them, to carry them out, to enforce them, and so on. This latest New World Order fake “crisis” has proved that fact beyond all shadow of a doubt. Where is your precious constitution now? When are your founding fathers coming to help you out of this one? What? They can’t because they’re dead?! Well, well. Look down on old Europe if you will, yes, there is a lot of socialism and nanny-state and tyranny over here, but if you think you’re better off in ‘the land of the free’ then you are living an illusion. Only the Catholic Faith can make people truly free. It’s really that simple; a truth which is easy to say in theory, I know, but here we can actually see it in practice.
But I digress. Here is one other interesting little fact worth noting. From across the pond comes this headline, which I think speaks for itself (31st March, 2020) - “Federal Judges Side with Planned Parenthood, Deem Elective Abortion Essential”. Do I even need to mention that the situation is the same elsewhere, including here in Great Britain? “Stay at Home, Save Lives!” reads the propaganda slogan. The abortion mills are still turning. They are essential. The next time you are asked to lean out of your window and clap for “RNHS” (“Our NHS,” geddit?), just remember that this is one of the “essential” things which the National Health Soviet is still providing free of charge. Still. And whilst Easter has been cancelled by government diktat, shall we wait and see whether sodomitical, degenerate “pride” parades are allowed to go ahead when the time comes?
Catholic Response? Loss of Faith!
It has been said before that crises tend to bring out the best and worst in people, and this latest coronavirus power grab is no different. The crisis in the SSPX which, after quietly brewing in the background for years, finally burst onto the scene in 2012 proved a fine example, it was a fire which tested the mettle of many: some came through with flying colours, many others, alas were disappointing. There were those who had enjoyed an impressive reputation beforehand as ‘pillars of Traditionalism’ which was subsequently destroyed by their own pathetic response (or lack of response). Conversely, there were others who surprised everyone. Famous Traditionalist personalities were shown to be not worth anyone’s time or attention; relative nobodies stepped up to the proverbial plate. The crisis in a sense reset the clock, just as the original Vatican II crisis had done some forty-odd years previously. The truth, of course, is that all of us are nobodies really and worse than nothing on our own; it is God who makes use of whom He will and raises up the lowly to do His work. It seems that once in a while we need reminding of that.
The latest ‘crisis’ out there in the world (sold to us as a ‘health crisis’ but it is really a manufactured crisis, a freemasonry / New World Order crisis) too has its own useful lessons. We can learn a huge amount from looking at how various people have responded to it. Each of us to a certain extent suffers from human respect, we try to give others a favourable impression which is not an accurate picture of who we really are. It is only in time of crisis that you get to see who each person really is. That is true not only of individuals, but of institutions and organizations too. So let us look at the response various groups and see what we can learn.
The Conciliar Church
Let us note from the start that there have been the odd notable exceptions. Bishop Vigano denounced what he called a “sanitary dictatorship”. Bishop Athanasius Schneider too spoke against what is going on, saying that the prohibition of Catholic worship by governments, “brings the Church back to the time of an analogous prohibition of Christian worship issued by the pagan Roman emperors in the first centuries.”
These are very much exceptions which prove the rule, but we ought to give credit where it is due. What was the response of the rest of the conciliar church? You all know already, I am sure, because you all saw it for yourselves. Pope Francis, as usual, used the opportunity to virtue signal about ‘global solidarity,’ saving the planet and the usual ‘woke’ spiel. Over here, the bishops of England and Wales first of all announced that henceforth communion would only be given in the hand. Aside from the sheer illogicality of this (surely everyone can see that “the pandemic” was just an excuse, they want communion in the hand for other reasons), this led to even those who attend the Indult Mass discovering that they could no longer receive communion unless they went along with a sacrilege.
That is because, of course, the priests saying Indult Masses, forgetting that the highest law is the salvation of souls, obeyed this evil and unjust command of their bishops. They ought not to have, and in doing so were giving in to false obedience, obeying man before God and not God before men (Acts 5:29). But then, those priests were already mired deep in the quicksand of false obedience by accepting the very idea that one must ask permission to say the Traditional Mass. Many of them already say the uncatholic New Mass out of false obedience. Thus is it really all that surprising that they should fall into line with this latest conciliar monstrosity? So the response of the indult-sphere generally was very disappointing and for the most part showed that they are just an extension of conciliar modern Rome. Perhaps one honourable exception which we should mention here is a video by Michael Matt entitled “COVID-19 Globalism’s Perfect Storm” which is worth a look.
In the second half of March, the same English bishops announced that public Mass would cease and churches would be being locked. Even the official government guidelines said that the actual church buildings could remain open for people to go inside and pray! But, oh no! The conciliar bishops couldn’t close them fast enough! “Due to the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing,” reads the statement on their website, “we have had to take the difficult decision to close Catholic churches to the public until further notice.” Just how “difficult” was that decision really? And what do such actions bespeak, if not a loss of faith? The same, of course, has happened elsewhere, not only in England and Wales.
Again, let us start by giving credit where it is due. In Austria, two different SSPX priests were fined for saying Mass with faithful present in contravention of the government ban. Another priest in Germany got off with a warning. From Canada, we hear of a priest of the SSPX getting into trouble with the authorities when neighbours snitched on him for saying Mass. Honourable mention must also go the layman Mr. Louie Verrecchio for pointing out that the SSPX response in most places was pathetic and not what one would have expected from Archbishop Lefebvre and that the rights of Christ the King are thus undermined. For those with long memories, yes, it is true that we once took the trouble to write a long letter to Mr. Verrecchio detailing, at his request, exactly where the SSPX went wrong (see “Has Bishop www.TheRecusant.com Editorial Page 5 www.TheRecusant.com Fellay Been Wronged?” on p.20 of Issue 40); and that, to this day, he still has not responded - yet even so, he deserves credit where it is due. God open his eyes to the real cause of all this.
Mr. Verrecchio’s take on things does seem to me to be unaccountably harsh towards the district superior of Great Britain. The response of Fr. Robert Brucciani to this hysteria, though rather disappointing in many ways was, we thought, not quite as obviously un-Apostolic and uncharitable as that of the SSPX in Mr. Verrecchio’s own country, the USA. That is not to say that we are without criticism. Fr. Brucciani, like other SSPX district superiors, perhaps came off as a little too docile towards the secular authorities, announcing that public Mass would cease because he had “no choice.” Is that strictly speaking true? And even if, it might be argued by some, he can ill afford to openly defy the government, yet something was still missing from his message. No note of defiance or even scepticism. No telling his people that the government’s orders were wrong and unjust.
No calling on all the faithful to write in protest, for example, not even a note of disbelief as to the need for such harsh measures. Yet it was, as mentioned, not as bad as elsewhere. He initially said, for instance, that holy water would remain in the stoops for people to take as they saw fit. In the United States, by contrast, Fr. Jurgen Wegner announced in mid- March that all the holy water stoops would be emptied (yes, I promise, I am not making this up), along with certain other measures, including the following: “Fr. Wegner personally dispenses all the sick and elderly from the Sunday obligation until further notice.” (Can he even do that? Does he have ordinary jurisdiction over the faithful? Is he their “superior”? Or am I missing something?)
Let us return to the holy water and pause to consider that for just a moment. It is only a little thing. But little things often speak the loudest. Emptying the holy water fonts. Can there be any real reason or justification for doing this? Does Fr. Wegner actually believe that one can be made ill or harmed in any way by holy water? It seems to me that this is a simple question of faith. A godless modern agnostic would say “yes”; surely a Catholic can only respond “no.” The same is true of attending Mass. If you were truly convinced that you would fall ill and die as a result of attending Mass, or receiving communion on the tongue - even assuming for argument’s sake that you were right, if it were possible (and there’s really no danger at all in our present situation, but we’ll get to that in a moment!) - even so, what better way to die?!
Am I being too hard on the SSPX? I think not. As mentioned, there are one or two honourable exceptions, but the rule seems to be worldliness, compliance and obedience to the secular authorities. The reader who desires further proof of this has only to look at the recent interview given by our old friend Fr. Paul (disbeliever in Genesis) Robinson on one of the SSPX’s ‘youtube’ channels. Stuffed full of mealy-mouthed platitudes and with a solemn warning against listening to dangerous “conspiracy theories” it really has to be seen to be believed. If we had invented such a parody, we would have been accused of exaggerating.
This same message was echoed by the US district superior, Fr. Jurgen Wegner, in his ‘Message to the Faithful During Pandemic’ (notice, he just assumes that there is a pandemic). Like Fr. Robinson, Fr. Wegner seems to think that governments shutting everything down and making their supposedly ‘free’ citizens live under a form of curfew as though they were slaves should be seen as a good thing! “If we adapt well to the actual circumstances, charity and virtue will increase. If we cannot change our perspective, I fear that several families might be at risk.” Eh?! Several families? How about, instead of seeking to “change our perspective,” shouldn’t we all be seeking to discern the truth for what it really is? For instance: is there really a deadly illness ravaging our society like a wildfire, cutting down countless millions in their prime like a new Black Death; or is there no real danger to health but rather a huge and unprecedented power grab on the part of corrupt governments as a means of further enslaving their own people? The answers to such questions matter a great deal. But Fr. Wegner seems to be suggesting that the correct answer is the first one, and he seems to regard that as selfevident. “There is thus a tremendous opportunity for us by observing ‘social distancing,’ ” says he, because, “From a distance, we might see our neighbor as he is...” What?! So it’s a good thing? And then there is this little nugget:
“The downsides of the pandemic weigh heavily on us! Fear and insecurity show in different ways for different people: one freezes of anxiety while another one is in denial, cracking jokes and downplaying the gravity of the situation. Others do not know how to respond, and they simply shut down from being overwhelmed.”
In denial? Downplaying the gravity of the situation? When the day arrives, as I believe it will, when even the secular authorities and lying, prostitute media admit that the numbers were fiddled and the projections vastly exaggerated, will anyone remind Fr. Wegner of these words and hold him to account for helping to spread unjustified fear and panic? To keep things in perspective, let us remind ourselves that the enemies of Christ effectively banned the public worship of Our Lord. And the response of the SSPX in the person of Fr. Wegner is to remind his people to be good little obedient proletarians. Could anything be more tragic and pathetic?
Take a look back into Catholic history and see how the great heroes of the past, our forefathers, the Saints and martyrs, responded to genuine health crises. Fr. Henry Morse, for example, in the years before he was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, lived through the plague in London. He continued to visit the sick and tend to the dying, ignoring the entreaties of his friends, and twice caught the plague himself. The second time may have been because he had not fully recovered from the first one before he went back out again. Having twice fallen so seriously ill that he nearly died and twice recovered, and continuing his ministry as a priest in spite of everything, he was eventually rewarded with the crown of martyrdom. Where is that spirit today? It is wholly lacking in the conciliar church; it is lacking in the compromising conservatives and, alas, it is lacking in the SSPX too.
The Fake Resistance
What about the Bishop Williamson personality cult? The coronavirus gets talked about in Eleison Comments 663 at the end of March, but not in a way likely to help anyone. He goes from speculating about whether the “coronavirus” whose “spread is like a plague” might be from a laboratory, whence come “weapons of war” - appearing all the while to accept the mainstream media’s doomsday narrative - to talking about the world’s stock markets. As far as the government restrictions go, all he seems to say is that it is a good opportunity to “reflect on that rat-race: Who am I? What is my life? What am I doing with it? Where am I going?” - compare that with what Fr. Wegner and Fr. Robinson say: I can’t see any real difference! Perhaps they share the same ghost writer? But don’t look there for any help shining a light on the media’s lies: you won’t find any. And that is just one lonely ‘Eleison Comments.’ By early April he seems to have gone back to talking about how a priestly structure of Resistance priests “post-Society may well not have been the will of God.”
The same goes for the other luminaries of the Fake Resistance. I am not aware of anything from Bp. Zendejas against these machinations of powerful men, for instance, though hardly anyone these days can be quite sure of what he is saying because he seems always to say it in secret anyway (his newsletter ceased being public more than four years ago, and that has not changed since then. Whatever happened to “He who confesses me before men…”?)
The Fake Resistance did manage to hold a birthday party in March, however, in a fancy London hotel, complete with birthday presents, balloons and a cake! No, I am not making that up. No human respect there, then! But as for warning people of the very great danger into which the “civilized” world has slid during these past weeks - the silence has been deafening.
I am happy to say that the Resistance seems still to be a corner of sanity, where one sees the sort of response which one might have expected from the old SSPX back in the day, before too many SSPX priests became far too respectable for their own good and eager to be good little obedient citizens. I have not yet heard from a single one of the Resistance faithful who do not see this New World Order “crisis” for what it is. The same is true of the priests. Fr. Hewko, at the mercy of the airlines, found that he was not able to fly here in early April, but he is still travelling around between states in the USA, ignoring the police-state curfew and encouraging people to go to Mass and the sacraments, and to view it as an unjust and unlawful persecution of the Church by the secular authority (which is what it is). Fr. Rafael’s visit here ended on 23rd March as planned and he encouraged everyone to continue as much as possible. Of course, not having the numbers of priests which the SSPX has, in effect we are doing what we would normally have been doing in the absence of Mass anyway. That is one ironic twist: that it is the Resistance who are prepared to carry on as normal with the public worship of Christ (which is, after all, what He has a right to), and yet the Resistance has so few priests anyway; the SSPX who have far more priests are not using them and are prepared to obey anti -Catholic government diktats (often not even laws!) and thus deprive Our Lord of the public worship to which He is entitled, without just cause.
Another little irony in all of this is to consider the many, many otherwise good souls who decided they could not go with the Resistance, in spite of seeing the problem with the SSPX, because, well, you know, I need my regular Mass, our children need the school, we need to be a part of a big parish… where are those things now? The more so does this apply to the criticism leveled at the more generous-hearted souls of the Resistance who decided no longer to attend the SSPX and to make a holy hour rather than to offend God by attending a Mass which we ought not to attend. It is clear that many, still, do not understand this (though, really, is it that heard to understand?). But now and then the criticism is severe. Over the years we have been called “Pharisees,” “stay at homers,” “a Protestant sect”… two or three different people in the past six months, for example, informed me that we were all living in mortal sin for not attending Sunday Mass at the SSPX..! Well. Here’s a question for you. How are things looking now? We’re all “stay at homers” now, aren’t we? The difference being, I suppose, that we voluntary decided to avoid going to the wrong Mass, we made that voluntary sacrifice offering it up to Almighty God and trusting in His Providence. We chose not to go because we were concerned first and foremost for the health of the soul. The faithful of the SSPX who now find that they are unable to go to Mass and must make a holy hour at home instead must do so due to concern for the health of the body, often someone else’s concern, and without the added merit of the sacrifice made voluntarily. One might almost say - pardon the paraphrasing - he who seeks to keep his Mass will lose it, but he who is willing to lose it for My sake…
So the governments of the Western world have officially cancelled Easter. When one considers how bogus are the grounds given as justification for this decision, when one considers how many lies and fiddling of figures have been going on, then the enormity of what has just taken place becomes more apparent. This is something which generations of our Catholic ancestors would never have stood for and would have physically resisted, if necessary. But now, in our generation, it has happened. And it has happened because almost nobody was prepared to stand up. The conciliar church did not resist; the conservative Catholics did not resist; the SSPX did not resist. Even they, small though they are, could have made a noticeable difference had they resisted what is going on. But they did not. The Resistance has resisted, in so far as we are able, though we are numerically miniscule and in human terms, statistically nil. Yet the Resistance has always punched well above its weight, and will continue to do so I am sure. One way to make a bigger difference in the long run is to open as many eyes as possible to what is going on right now with the coronavirus hype.
Exposing the Propaganda
So what’s all this talk about there being no pandemic, no great threat to health? Isn’t that a bit bold? Surely that must be an exaggeration? Not at all, in fact there is enough information out there to convince even the most allergic-to-conspiracy-talk “normies” of your acquaintance with relative ease. Many readers will, I am sure, be at least as well-acquainted with the following facts as I am, if not more so, but for those who are not, please sit up straight and pay attention. Here are some non-tinfoil facts and figures for you to use.
1. The death rate is extremely low, much lower than we are led to believe
We will start with the death rate of the virus, since constant live updates of new deaths has been one of the main tactics used by the media to scare people. The death rate is a simple calculation which consists of dividing the number of those who die of Covid 19 by the number of infected people who have not died. This means that it depends not only on how many have died, but also how many were infected and alive when those people died (because it is a proportion). The official death rate, the one repeated for weeks by our lying, prostitute media, is 3.4%. That means 34 people dying for every 1,000 infected. This is nonsense for the following reasons. Firstly, this figure seems to have come originally from China, before there were other countries with which to compare it. China is a closed society, an officially Communist country which doesn’t even pretend to have a free press and we have no way of knowing how many people were infected there or even how many died. That was in the early stages. In recent weeks, now that there are a significant number of cases and deaths (at least, so we are told) in other countries, we can now look at those too, to try to get a better picture.
The death rates in other countries, however, are equally difficult to calculate for reasons which become obvious once one realizes what is going on. In Great Britain, the only people really being tested for the illness are those who are already admitted to hospital in a fairly serious condition. Therefore it is entirely plausible that this virus has been doing the rounds largely unnoticed, just like every other virus and flu has done every year. This on its own would mean that the true death rate is vastly lower than we are led to believe, because the number of deaths ought to be divided into a far higher number of people who have had the virus. Of course, this is impossible to prove, but there are some important clues. One clue is the fact that Germany has a much lower official death rate than most other countries. Why? Nobody can be sure. But it is a fact that from the start, Germany did more testing than most other countries. Another clue is found by looking at the official number of confirmed cases in any country, which leaves one with a picture of a surprisingly low infection rate, given that the whole Western world has been living under a curfew for more than a month. According to official figures, the number of people infected with coronavirus to begin with ranges from 0.3% of the population (Spain) and 0.2% (Italy) at the high end, all the way down to 0.00005% at the lower end, in places like Russia and Brazil and everything in between (0.09% in the UK, for instance). Those are the “confirmed cases.” Why aren’t the media investigating how many unconfirmed cases there might be? Could it be that that would show just how non-lethal this virus truly is? Anyone who wishes to see these figures for himself may look at the live-updated world map provided by ‘google’ (google.com/covid19-map/? hl=en - please note, a company not known for being on the side of us tinfoil hat wearers!) which gives columns of figures beneath, including a column for “Cases per 1M people” (thus, divide by 10,000 to get a percentage). Those are the figures at the time of writing (early-mid April). Perhaps they will have altered dramatically from this by the time you look at it, but I would be surprised.
Are the number of “confirmed cases” accurate or are they not? If they are, then why is there so little coronavirus around? If they are not, then the death rate being reported is far too high and the virus far less lethal than we are being led to believe. In other words, either it is not very contagious, or it is not very lethal. They can’t have it both ways.
The only real case where a strictly controlled group was kept under prolonged and close observation is when the passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship were not allowed to leave after their ship docked in Japan, due to there being confirmed cases on board. In that sample group, the death rate was, at most, 0.15% (out of at least 800 passengers known to have been infected, 12 died). And if 0.15% or even 0.1% still seems far too high a death rate to be inflicted on the world at large, bear in mind that the death rate for influenza is around 0.1%; and bear in mind also that what we are talking about in the case of this cruise ship is a relatively large group of people confined in a fairly small space (the Japanese authorities would not allow anyone off the boat), and that, being a cruise ship, it was predominantly old people (the average age was 62, median age 75). The same virus in an open population at large, where people are not forced to live on top of each other and with a far greater age spread and proportionally fewer elderly would surely mean a death rate far lower still. As reported on the ‘Swiss Doctor’ website (swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/), the data collected in the two best documented and studied countries, South Korea and Iceland (E.g. see: www.covid.is/data) support the idea that the true lethality rate is at most in the ‘per mille’ range, fractions of a percent in other words. In Iceland, at the time of writing, there have been 1648 cases, of which six have died (death rate: 0.0036%).
So where did the 3.4% come from? Where it originated is less important that who has been pushing it. That’s right, WHO. The World Health Organisation. Not without the help of a compliant media, it must be said, a media only too happy to serve as their propaganda arm.
It could well be that the figures from Iceland are a true picture of what is going on everywhere; on the other hand maybe there is a reason why they are so low. It is difficult to say for certain, because here in ‘the West,’ big media, big tech and big government are colluding to hide unfavourable data, and in the meantime the figures are being “massaged” to further a political agenda and to scare us into accepting extreme measures without justification, whose proponents know they would never get away with it otherwise.
2. There are serious problems with testing
At the start of April, the British Medical Journal published an article entitled: ‘Covid 19 - Four Fifths of Cases are Asymptomatic, China Figures Indicate’ (www.bmj.com/ content/369/bmj.m1375) which carried data suggesting, as the title indicates, that the vast majority of people who get coronavirus don’t feel unwell and never show any symptoms.
“The latest findings seem to contradict a World Health Organization report in February that was based on covid-19 in China. […] But since that WHO report, other researchers, including Sergio Romagnani, a professor of clinical immunology at the University of Florence, have said they have evidence that most people infected by the virus do not show symptoms.
In an article on the website of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, Jefferson and Carl Heneghan, director of the centre and editor of BMJ EBM, write, ‘There can be little doubt that covid-19 may be far more widely distributed than some may believe.’ ”
What this means, of course, is that the virus has spread far more widely than anyone realizes, that far more of us, perhaps most of us, have in fact already had it and have survived without experiencing any noticeable ill-health or any symptoms at all. This fits with what is already being suggested elsewhere, that the virus is highly infections, yes, but really not at all deadly.
In a similar vein, at the end of March 2020, CNN published an article whose headline reads: ‘Nearly Half of Diamond Princess Cruise Ship Passengers and Crew who had Coronavirus were Asymptomatic when Tested, CDC Report Says.’ Once again, if it is true that so many people can have coronavirus and not suffer any symptoms, then it is likely that the virus is far more widespread than anyone is admitting (and therefore, as discussed above, the death rate must be far lower than we are being led to believe).
But the amount of Covid-19 out there remains elusive and seemingly impossible to know. These big, impressive organisations with impressive names, the World Health Organisation, the Centre for Disease Control, your own government - have about as much of an idea as you do, which is to say they don’t know at all. And, as mentioned, big media are behaving as though they work for those same organisations and governments, for all that they may once in a while let a report slip through the net which contradicts the official narrative.
In Great Britain, the only people being tested are those already displaying symptoms and admitted to hospital (so, not mild symptoms, in other words). But even here, all is not as it seems. For there is a certain amount of debate as to how to test for the presence of the virus and how useful or accurate most of these tests are. Again, to ward off accusations of ‘tin-foil hattery’ (don’t worry, I will be putting the aforementioned hat on shortly, we’re getting there, be patient!), here is a representative selection of headlines from ‘respectable,’ ‘non-tinfoil’ sources (as usual, plenty more where this came from!).
‘Coronavirus test crisis as kits shipped in from Europe found contaminated with COVID-19’ - Express, 31st March
‘What’s gone wrong with covid-19 testing in Britain?’ - The Economist, 4th April
‘UK government admits Covid-19 antibody tests don’t work’ - Financial Times, 6th April
‘Coronavirus: NHS staff with Covid-19 given wrong test results’ - BBC, 7th April
‘Millions of UK COVID-19 testing kits not “good enough” ’ - aa.com, 8th April
Nobody is still quite sure the best way to test for the presence of Covid-19, there is still no one agreed upon method of testing, nor can we be entirely certain of the accuracy of these tests. And that is without the idiocy of test kits being delivered already contaminated with the very thing they are meant to test! And, let us remind ourselves once again, even if there were one fool proof, agreed-upon test, it would be meaningless in such limited quantities. To quote our old friend, the reliably hostile witness Wikipedia: “Due to limited testing, as of March 2020 no countries had reliable data on the prevalence of the virus in their population.” (emphasis ours).
3. Many “coronavirus deaths” are in fact people who died of other causes
Not only is the number of cases unknown, leading to the death rate being vastly exaggerated; the actual number of coronavirus deaths is itself highly contentious. Here again we are to some extent fumbling around in the dark because governments and ‘health organisations’ do not always like to show their working to the plebs. As the old saying goes, information is power. But from what we can see, the figures appear to be being fiddled. Over here, every death, it seems, is being chalked-up officially as a “coronavirus death” as long as the person a) tested positive for coronavirus, and b) died. That means that if the patient had a heart condition but tested positive, he didn’t officially die of his heart condition, he died of coronavirus. If, as I am reliably informed, there are those among the official “coronavirus deaths” who were over the age of 100, did they not die “of old age”, given that any virus would likely have had the same effect? Almost as though to confirm us sceptics (tinfoil and non-tinfoil) in our view, in early April, in one part of Germany, the Hamburg Health Authority announced that they had begun recording deaths differently from now on, separating the deaths “of coronavirus” from deaths “with coronavirus”, leading (not at all surprisingly) to a dramatic reduction in the figures (www.t-online.de/nachrichten/deutschland/id_87636856/coronavirushamburg-will-nur-echte-covid-19-tote-zaehlen.html) :
“The Hamburg health authority now has test-positive deaths examined by forensic medicine in order to count only “real” corona deaths. As a result, the number of deaths has already been reduced by up to 50% compared to the official figures of the Robert Koch Institute.”
No prizes for guessing how the deaths are still being recorded elsewhere: Hamburg is the exception which proves the rule. On 23rd March, in an article in the Telegraph, Prof. Walter Ricciardi, scientific advisor to Italy’s Ministry of Health, actually admitted that that was precisely what was being done there:
“The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.
On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity - many had two or three.”
In Great Britain too, though passed over in silence by media, the same thing has been as good as admitted. In a Sunday 5th April press conference, Dr Jenny Harries, the government’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, in answer to a question concerning the numbers of coronavirus deaths reported in the media, said: “These are Covid-associated deaths. They are all sad events, they would not all be a death as a result of Covid.” The obvious follow up question, (‘So, how many deaths are as a result of Covid, then?’) remains unasked and unanswered.
More shocking still, it was revealed recently that official guidance sent to all doctors by the US Department of Health at the start of April advises them that there is no need even to test for the presence of Covid-19 after death, but that Covid-19 can be put on the death certificate based on the circumstances and a “reasonable” assumption. The seven page document, which can be found here, clearly states:
“Ideally, testing for COVID–19 should be conducted, but it is acceptable to report COVID–19 on a death certificate without this confirmation if the circumstances are compelling within a reasonable degree of certainty.”
Shocking, but not that surprising to many who have long suspected that the figures were being seriously fiddled. Many, for example, have already remarked on anomalies in the data from countries such as the UK and USA which show a dramatic falling away from March onwards of ‘non– covid 19’ related deaths. For instance, the website inproportion2.talkigy.com (see Chart 3 on p.19) notes that, according to official data from the Office of National Statistics and the National Health Service, ‘non- covid 19’ deaths in the UK, which stood at more than 12,000 a week in January and were still at roughly 11,000 a week right the way through February and into mid-March, suddenly dropped away to nil (!) by the start of April.
How is that possible? What is going on? Has heart disease suddenly and miraculously been eradicated? Has pneumonia ceased to exist? What about cancer? Are people no longer dying of all these other things? Or could it be that people who have continued to die of these things at the same rate as before, have been statistically reassigned as ‘covid 19 deaths’..? This sort of chicanery and propaganda (“lying,” would be a more accurate term) from on high is what many people of a certain age would associate with the old Soviet Union back in the day. It is now what happens over here, in the “free” West. The difference is that there were many Page 12 Editorial citizens of the old Soviet Union who at least realised that their government routinely lied and would naturally look with mistrust on any information which originated there. We are far more naïve and gullible. How many of your neighbours and friends are currently being scared into obedience by these official lies and false statistics? ‘Evil’ is almost not sufficient a description, and if there were still any justice in the world, heads would roll for this and whole organisations, political parties and public institutions would have their reputations damaged and ruined beyond repair and would cease to exist. If there were any justice. But we all know what is going to happen. From the United States, a correspondent tells me that:
“In my state the governor announced April 1st the first baby that had died from coronavirus. It’s sickening, as they made it sound like a race to get the youngest on record for the country. The governor says the post-mortem shows the baby tested positive for coronavirus, but the coroner says no and refuses to list it as that. It’s already a more than a week later and the public still hasn’t been informed of results.”
‘Sickening’ is the word. Anyway, that is the ‘soft’ end of the argument, the ‘non– tinfoil hat’ end. There ought to be plenty there for you to use to convince your ‘normie’ neighbours and co-workers, or at the very least to get them thinking and start looking beyond the big media / special interest hype. Ask them why suddenly there are no non-Covid deaths in the UK, according to the figures from the ONS. Ask them why an official death-rate which we know is wrong (so wrong, it’s not even close!) is still being used in the media. Ask them how it is possible that a vast metropolitan city like Hong Kong, comparable in size to London or New York and sharing a border with China, as of mid-April, has had a grand total of four deaths from Covid-19. Ask them whether they think it acceptable to put ‘Covid-19’ on a death certificate without even bothering to test for it, or whether, in their opinion, the fact that in the USA each state gets more money the more ‘Covid-19 deaths’ they report might create an incentive to inflate the figures. Ask them at what point, in their opinion, the ‘cure’ becomes worse than the ‘disease’. How many suicides, how many heart failures brought on by stress, do there have to be, as hundreds of thousands of the victims of these ‘measures’ realise that they have lost everything, that they are now unemployed, jobless, can’t pay their mortgage or worse, that the family business which they spent their entire life building up has disappeared and is gone for good. How many elderly people who had survived to a fairly advanced age by staying fit and healthy, staying active, going out and having human contact with others will, once forcibly deprived of those things by government restrictions, quickly go downhill (and will doubtless be recorded as ‘Covid-19 deaths’ when the time comes)..?
And if, among your relatives and co-workers, you have already earned yourself such a reputation as a tinfoil hat wearer that they won’t believe anything you say simply because it comes from you, then never fear, there are plenty of eminent Doctors, Professors, epidemiologists etc. whose talks can be found on ‘youtube’ saying exactly this and much more besides. We will include a list of useful web addresses on a separate page elsewhere in this issue.
But, Why? What is really going on?
And yes, then there is the sharp end of the stick, the actual conspiracy which is in full swing by the same people who have already been at it for so long. It is true, no doubt, there are many evil forces which simply have seen their opportunity and taken it. Many voices calling for full-blown Soviet-style socialism. They saw a good bandwagon and jumped on. But that still doesn’t answer the question “why” - after all, there needs to be a bandwagon to jump on to begin with. Someone has to have planned this and got it to happen, and for a reason.
Even the use of the word “conspiracy” seems to flip a switch in most people’s minds which immediately means that they will not listen or take what you say seriously. But the fact that there are conspiracies at large, is in itself nothing new. We have known for quite a long time that powerful men conspire in secret to further their own ends, not good ends either, and the Church has warned us repeatedly against them. For the past three hundred years, it has been forbidden for a Catholic to join not only the Freemasons, but any form of secret society, on pain of automatic excommunication. More than 150 years ago Pope Pius IX was raising the alarm, warning anyone who would listen about the diabolical plans outlined in the Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita, saying that he desired that that document be published as widely as possible, as did his successor Leo XIII, who also wrote an encyclical, Humanum Genus (1884), denouncing Freemasonry. Lest anyone be tempted to think that this is just something confined to 19th century Popes, as though perhaps there was an unreasonable mania at large in Italy at that period of time, we may also wish to consider the words of the British Prime Minister at that very time, Mr. Benjamin Disraeli, who famously admitted in a letter to an acquaintance that: “Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand,” and that: “the world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes.”
Why does the Church view secret societies as such a great evil? One thing which we ought to bear in mind is that the problem with a secret society is precisely its secrecy. That means that if it works for some evil end or nefarious goal (and they have, historically, as the Alta Vendita shows), they are difficult to fight against: it is hard to fight an enemy whom one cannot see. Bear in mind also that a secret society is secret even from its own members, few of whom know each other, and none of whom knows what the rank above them in the secret hierarchy are doing or planning to do. The individual Freemason only ever gets to see a small part of the jigsaw puzzle. The outside world gets to see none of it: all we see is a remarkable string of coincidences which tend to coalesce towards the same result. Sometimes, just occasionally, one catches a glimpse of something going on behind the scenes which indicates that all is not how it appears on the surface. We have already noted how both Boris Johnson and Donald Trump appeared to decide not to go along with the “lockdown” plan, only to suddenly reverse their decisions, almost as though someone had forced them to change their mind. It raises the question: who is really in charge? Could it be that Disraeli was right? It is only a little hint, but when it comes to the hidden workings of secret societies, such little hints are all the evidence we can expect.
As another little case study of this, let us take the example of so-called “gay marriage.” Our parents and grandparents would have regarded it as a disgusting and repulsive abomination, and yet one can observe with the passage of the years a change in overall attitudes in society, a softening towards a more tolerant view of sodomy and its practitioners, following closely on what, with hindsight, looks like a carefully organised and choregraphed media campaign via television dramas and Hollywood. Then, around 2012 all sorts of Western countries decided that the most important thing on their agenda was to create “gay marriage” in their respective countries. In France this initiative (named “le marriage pour tous”) led to mass demonstrations (“manif pour tous”). In Great Britain, the new Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron, made “gay marriage” his top priority, despite the fact that it hadn’t been in his party’s manifesto. In Ireland, a referendum on the very same question did not in the end take place until 2015, but it came about as a result of a proposal to a constitutional convention in 2012 made by the government which had just taken office in 2011, and was brewing all that time. In the USA, it happened in different states at different times, but the majority seem to have been around the same period, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Other countries such as Italy and Portugal did the same thing at the same time, though others such as Spain and Holland were ‘ahead of the curve’ by a few years. Now, from the outside, is that not a remarkable coincidence? So many different Page 14 Editorial countries, Italy, Portugal, Britain, America, France, Ireland… all completely “independently” of one another, at the same time seem to have had the same liberal awakening and realised that that one thing was the issue of the day. That was then. Since that time, things have moved on to so-called “transgender” rights, the castration of small children, “drag queen story time” and all the rest. Nobody talks about “gay marriage” any more, that’s just so yesterday, so 2012. That was the issue du jour back then. Just as divorce and abortion were all the talk back in the 60s and 70s. In looking back over the last fifty or more years, one might be forgiven for being left with the impression of seeing a campaign which has been waged stage by stage against each of the last remaining cultural bastions of a civilised society, conquering them one at a time. Can anyone detect a hidden hand? And if we cannot prove its presence, is that not because, as mentioned, that is the nature of secret societies? One cannot see them, they are hidden even to their own members. But one can see their effects, long range. One can detect certain agendas. And one can detect certain ‘fellow travellers’ helping to further them.
It has been a while since we heard any Papal warnings against the wiles of Freemasonry and the other secret societies. But since the crisis in the Church and corresponding widespread loss of Faith throughout the world, has the threat of Freemasonry and secret societies and sundry conspiracies gone away? Are we to think that it has receded simply because we are no longer hearing warnings about it from our compromised and unbelieving ‘shepherds’? Has it not, rather, grown even worse? Are not the very people warned about by Saints and Popes for generations, the enemies of Christ and of His Church, now firmly ensconced in power?
Another ‘case study’ where one can detect a long-range agenda is the question of population reduction across the planet. Gathering momentum for many years and aided and abetted by various international organisations, including the United Nations, it has also been pushed forwards by some rather shady, super-wealthy individuals (more about whom shortly), some of whom have openly admitted that they aim to reduce the population of the earth to a fraction of what it currently is (500 million is a figure that has been mentioned more than once). There is ‘Agenda 21’ for example, which is relatively well known, though arguably still not as well known as it ought to be. Far from being a crazy ‘Elvis/Diana/Lizard People’ theory, it is a real and undeniable thing. It has long had its own webpage on the United Nations website (sustainabledevelopment.un.org/outcomedocuments/agenda21). Leftist or pro-globalist organisations have long tried to avoid talking about it and when they do have to, they try to play it down. The SPLC for instance, says that Agenda 21 “is not a treaty. It has no force of law”; Wikipedia says that it is “a non-binding actions plan of the United Nations.” That may be true, but it misses the point. In 1992, Bill Clinton and 177 other world leaders signed their names to say that they would work towards these goals - signing in an official capacity, on behalf of their nations and governments, not as private individuals - and there has been precious little evidence of anyone backing away from it or changing tack since. What does it matter how legally binding this plan is, if it is what they are all working towards anyway?
So what does it say? The document itself is far too long and wordy to quote from at length, but broadly speaking Agenda 21 is a blueprint for globalism which identifies population size as one of the main problems which needs to be tackled: “The growth of world population and production combined with unsustainable consumption patterns places increasingly severe stress on the life-supporting capacities of our planet.” (5.3) and that therefore: “Population policies and programmes should be considered, with full recognition of women’s rights.” (5.17) This involves, as you might expect, “the empowerment of women” (5.48), “reproductive health programmes and services” (5.49) - read, abortion, contraception, widespread sterilisation and the indoctrination of school children - to help deal with “family size” (5.49) and “the number and spacing of children” (5.50). It is, of course, globalist in its www.TheRecusant.com Editorial Page 15 www.TheRecusant.com outlook and seems to see the various different governments as little more than regional rubber stamps, each one working to bring about the same goal which has already been decided on above their heads, passing laws in their various countries to bring about the same set of goals. The “21” in the name “Agenda 21” was meant to be the year. Realising that they would not make the deadline, a few years ago they changed the date; hence one can now find “Agenda 30” suggesting the year 2030 as the new deadline (sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ post2015/transformingourworld ), which is subtitled “Transforming Our World”.
Look there in vain for any direct references to population reduction or aiming for a planet populated by only 500 million human beings - there is none. And yet, it has been an open secret for some time that this is the goal of a certain powerful, international elite. Many leading lights in the green / save the planet / climate change movement have openly said that that is their goal too. Ted Turner, multi-billionaire founder of CNN is a big proponent of it, as is the multi-billionaire founder of Microsoft and one of the wealthiest men alive, Bill Gates. Nor should it come as any great surprise that the United Nations should be viewed by such people as a means to such ends: that is, after all, what many have suspected it of being all along, a globalist organisation, designed to spread worldwide communism. Its first ever acting Secretary General, the man who brought the U.N. into being in 1945, one Alger Hiss, later turned out to have been a Soviet agent who had been embedded in the American government.
Another external sign of an internal, hidden conspiracy, can often be glimpsed in the very demeanour of the men themselves. That these people regard themselves as an elite and the rest of us as little more than pawns is almost self evident. One has only to listen to them speak to see that. They are usually people who have never stood for election, hold no public office and largely avoid public scrutiny, and yet they act and speak as though they possess an imperative to organise and rule over the rest of us. And, no matter what country they are from or how they made their money, they always seem to be singing from the same hymn sheet. It is eerily as though there were some unseen force in the background, directing it all.
Here is what many believe to be another recent example of this. On 6th April, Dr Ezekiel Emmanuel appeared as a guest on the US TV network MSNBC - see:
Dr Emmanuel is an oncologist, and therefore not any kind of an authority on viruses. He is, however, the brother of crooked former Chicago mayor and former Democratic party treasurer Rahm Emmanuel and Ari Emmanuel, one of the biggest agents in Hollywood; the father of all three brothers was part of the Israeli terrorist ‘Irgun,’ in the days of British Palestine. Now, not being one who watches TV, I cannot be certain, but I always thought that guests on these news or discussion programmes were invited on to be interviewed, with the host questioning them, occasionally interrupting them and the dialogue going back and forth. In this particular instance, however, ‘Zeke’ was given a solo, uninterrupted monologue on prime television lasting three full minutes. He used it to tell everyone that, “The Covid-19 virus threatens all of us.” (his emphasis) and went on:
Notice, could, not ‘will’. The sky could fall down, the earth could fall in. On the other hand, they might not. At least the global warming alarmists sound like they have conviction: they tell us that the polar ice caps will melt (even though they keep on not melting!). Needless to say, the information out there, a small sample of which has already been mentioned above, shows that there is no way that such a prediction of “hundreds of thousands” or “a million” deaths in the USA alone is even remotely true. Like the claim made by Imperial College that there would be 500,000 deaths from coronavirus in the UK, it is pure propaganda and nothing more. His monologue ends with him solemnly informing the nation that:
“We cannot return to normal until there’s a vaccine. Conferences, concerts, sporting events, religious services, dinner in a restaurant, none of that will resume until we find a vaccine.”
The vaccine part is important, and worth looking at in its own right. In the meantime, please pay close attention to the tone being used here. “None of that will resume…” Note: will. Not “should” or “ought”. This was presented in the way that a head of state might address the nation. The tone is one of ruler addressing his subjects, the common plebs, raising the question: who put you in charge? Remember, this man is a cancer doctor. Yes, he happens to come from an extremely wealthy and powerful family, but he himself cannot even claim to have any expert knowledge of virology, any more than the next man. Furthermore, he holds no elected public office. And yet he can say, with a straight face and without apology or qualification, that people are just going to have to get used to the idea that their jobs and businesses are gone and that they won’t be able to even start rebuilding for the next 12 to 18 months. He himself is reportedly extremely wealthy, was an architect of ‘Obamacare’ and holds numerous professorships, associate professorships, directorships and so on. Not one of the hoi polloi, in other words, and not someone likely to be affected the way the rest of us will be by the evil consequences of what he declares “will” happen. Another super-wealthy elitist oligarch embedded in academia and the government, telling the rest of us what we are to do: yes, I know, I am as astonished as you are. Who would have thought such a thing possible.
These pages have discussed before the superstitious regard which the modern world pays to the religion it calls “science” and to the gnostic high priests whom it calls “the scientific community.” There is undoubtedly an element of that going on here. But it extends well beyond that. We have spoken about the politicians and the “scientists” (who are all in each others pockets, one suspects). The lying mainstream media are tied in as well, as are the ‘big tech’ companies. Where exactly they are leading us, and where this will all end is still difficult to predict with certainty, but nowhere good, that is for sure. We know that there is a plan at large to reduce the world’s population. We know that compulsory vaccination is always being brought up (many vaccines, by the way, are made from aborted foetuses). We know that a certain amount of censorship of the internet by companies like ‘Google,’ ‘Youtube,’ ‘Facebook,’ ‘Twitter’ and others has been taking place for a while, and was recently ramped up in response to the “crisis”. Many of you will have seen firsthand how questions, quotes, posts, videos and other information can suddenly disappear down the proverbial memory hole.
And yet, try as they might, a certain amount always seems to slip through. Of the many, many videos of empty hospitals deleted and removed recently, there is still enough up to raise some interesting questions. Why are all the hospitals empty? Does that mean the whole thing is a hoax, that there never was any Covid-19? No, it doesn’t need to mean that, it could simply be that it is hugely over-exaggerated in order to bring in extreme measures which had no real justification. What is important here is not whatever big noise the lying mainstream media makes - that is usually nonsense or exaggeration. What matters far more is what happens the meantime, while no one is looking. In this recent “crisis” a very dangerous precedent has been set, the precedent of “free” countries quarantining healthy people, doing so on scant evidence and with very little debate or justification needed to do so. This may well prove to be the first of several rehearsals. And when the real thing happens, it may well be too late. There may be a backlash, perhaps there will be enough protest to stop that from happening soon. Time will tell. The other thing which is extremely worrying is the effect on ordinary members of the public. Terrifying though it may sound, we are no different to other people in other countries at other periods in history. From what we can learn of human nature, most people are quite happy to denounce their own next door neighbours to Stalin for a small pat on the back. Our own society is no different. In Great Britain, in the United States, across the world, people have needed very little encouragement to denounce their neighbours to the authorities, usually for things which in no other context would appear the least bit criminal or threatening to law and order. In Yorkshire, a lady is arrested for sitting on a park bench with no one else around her. She wasn’t exercising, you see. Rules is rules, madam! In America, a policeman approaches a couple sitting on a park bench and tells them to move six feet apart, despite the fact that they are a married couple who live together, as they inform him. In Kentucky, a man finds police standing guard on his home to make sure he doesn’t go outside. And on, and on it goes. It is truly chilling how many of our neighbours and colleagues are ready to welcome a communist police state with open arms.
The big companies will of course benefit from the economic turmoil. Small shops, family businesses and the like will be the big losers. Already many of them have gone under. Who has picked up their business? Massive supermarket chains and Amazon. Big companies are easier for a nascent communist police state in the making to control. Consider: if you are the bad guys, which is easier? Bringing one or two heads of big companies under your control, or bringing tens of thousands of individual small business owners under your control? Thus it has long been remarked that this is one of the ways in which Communism and Capitalism are not the enemies we were all led to believe, because they both tend towards the same thing in the end: massive centralisation and the control of economies in the hands of a tiny elite. Small, family-run businesses had been suffering at the hands of massive chains for decades; this latest nonsense will only have accelerated the process.
Finally, consider human nature. Powerful men always want more power. And the great thing about a secret society is that its secrecy defies accountability. Thus what we are seeing here, a massive power grab into the hands of a tiny elite, the unprecedented quarantining of healthy people who have done nothing wrong, for an indefinite period, the suspension of whatever rights they were supposed to have and the granting of a vast swathe of power to the police who in effect become little more than the personal security guards of that same elite, all with very little by way of debate, accountability or scrutiny - I smell the lodge! Though little noticed by most people, tech companies have recently put themselves at the service of big government, with companies like Google and Apple giving government the ability to turn your cell phone into a tracking device. All this ought to have brought about protests. But then, we’re not allowed to protest, are we? But perhaps I’m just a tinfoil hat -wearing crazy person.
Dear Reader, having now largely rewritten this issue, I am sorry if the subject bores you to tears; if I am teaching you to suck eggs, I apologise. But it is something which, I believe, we will look back on in years to come and wonder how we let it happen. Furthermore, I find it alarming beyond belief that SSPX is not resisting but, in effect, assisting it to happen. All the more reason to speak up against what is going on. Tell your family, tell friends, spread the word, open eyes. And pray. Pray more now than ever before. Offer up penance and pray. If we all do our bit it may yet make a difference. God bless,