The Pope of Omission and Disinformation
Pontiff ignores neo-Nazis and the duplicity of Zelenskyy.
It’s not my intention to trash Pope Francis. I believe people are free to follow any religion, so long as they do not force it on other people (as has been the case for centuries).
Now that I have that out of the way, it’s time to criticize Pope Francis. Speaking to the gathered at St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, the Pope said:
The Pope is either as cognitively afflicted as President “Big Guy” Joe, or he is following the narrative on Russia, a narrative that paints Russia and Putin as vicious aggressors on par with Hitler while ignoring the 100-ton elephant in the room—the US, NATO, and the United Nations, all pushing for Ukraine to “win” the “war.”
No mention here of the Christians and non-Christians alike killed every day by the UAF and its neo-Nazi battalions, a war crime that has been ongoing since 2014 after the US and Victoria Nuland (married to a top-level neocon) engineered the overthrow of the elected government in Ukraine. Thus, to date, 14,000 people have died in the “absurd” war on Donbas civilians by racist murderers who believe Russians are sub-humans worthy of genocide.
It’s true, the Pope has in the past commented on the situation in the Donbas. “I wish that in Ukraine, strongly directed forward in finding real solutions for the full implementation of the commitments undertaken by the parties, and above all to made quick response to the humanitarian situation,” he told the Holy See, an archaic assemblage of the so-called Roman Curia (court).
The Pope did not mention the Minsk I and II agreements intended to end the conflict, both continually violated by Ukraine. The agreements are not worth the paper they are written on.
The hierarch of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop Mecislaw Mokszycki, “noted that most Donbas residents do not have enough resources to flee to another part of Ukraine, and these people remain at home despite the ongoing hostilities.”
Maybe the Pope might bring back the Palatine Guard or send in the Papal Gendarmerie Corps to assist in the evacuation of civilians.
Instead, they must remain at home and wait for a US-supplied missile to kill hunkered down innocents. In addition, “sheltering in place” will allow the ultranationalist neo-Nazis to find and easily murder ethnic Russians.
“Archbishop Mokszycki added that it is believed that Russia intends to occupy most of Ukraine and cut off its access to the sea in order to have free access to Crimea.”
Moksycki forgets to mention referenda held in Ukraine. An overwhelming majority of Crimeans voted to separate from a quasi-Nazi state that wants nothing more than to kill the largely ethnic-Russian population in Crimea.
The archbishop is following the script. It’s all about Russia. It doesn’t seem the papacy is too worried about neo-Nazi death squads brutally torturing people because they speak Russian and are ethnically and culturally Russian.
The pope implored “the Russian Federation president, also for the love of his people, to stop this spiral of violence and death.”
He then urged Zelenskyy to “be open to serious proposals to peace,″ and called upon “all protagonists of international life and political leaders with insistence to do all they can to put an end to the war,″ avoiding “dangerous escalation.”
Zelenskyy does not have a mind of his own. He is controlled by the US and its NATO attack dog, along with the ultranationalists in the Verkhovna Rada, and other influential positions. Zelenskyy will be walking dead if he betrays the neo-Nazi psychopaths by signing off on a peace deal, as urged by the Pontiff of Ignorance.
In the not-too-distant past, the Vatican helped Nazis flee justice following the defeat of Nazi Germany. Peace and justice come in a distant second.
The “spiral of violence and death” began long before Putin put his special operation into motion. The neo-Nazi death squads have killed hundreds, including journalists, and anyone suspected of “collaborating” (of being ethnically Russian). No mention of neo-Nazis cutthroats in papal proclamations.
Peace ain’t in the cards. One glance at headlines on Ukraine reveals the seriously lopsided coverage of the conflict by the narrative-pushing corporate propaganda media. The ongoing war, costing American taxpayers billions, is almost exclusively blamed on Russia. It seems pre-war posts and articles on Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi problem have found the memory hole, most notably on “liberal” websites (this is to be expected, as the “liberals” have long encouraged war and indiscriminate mass murder of innocents—from Harry Truman to the current fool on the hill).
In an article posted at TheBulwark, we learn that religion is useless in ending wars (and starting them, as history demonstrates) and any thought of doing so is “utopianism.”
In the context of the Catholic tradition, the pope’s utopianism diverges from centuries of rigorous thinking about, to say nothing of the bloody demonstration of, the fallen nature of man and the place of warfare in earthly affairs. It should be noted that Francis is not unaware of the Catholic teaching known as just war theory, which holds that nations may under certain conditions legitimately employ armed force. But he has subjected it to a radical critique, sharply circumscribing that theory to the point of negating and repudiating it.
So, according to Brian Stewart, the Catholic Church is in favor of “just war”(whatever that is), but the Pope is in the process of “negating and repudiating it” because he is a weak-kneed liberal.
The facts of history and human nature haven’t stopped the pope from claiming that “every war leaves our world worse than it was before,” as if war can only be measured by its consequences—namely, death and destruction—as opposed to the outcomes which it prevents.
It should be noted that TheBulwark was founded by Fox News’ favorite neocon, William Kristol, along with neocon Sarah Longwell and editor Charlie Sykes, so we can assume quite accurately these folks prefer “death and destruction” in order to prevent “outcomes” (for instance, unfavored people leading their own countries, owning their own natural resources, land, and civilian infrastructure).
CBS wants us to know Pope Francis for “the first time in public [has] cited Putin's role in the war. The pontiff also called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to ‘be open’ to serious peace proposals.”
Is it possible the religious leader of 1.2 billion people does not recall Minsk I and II, both sabotaged by Zelenskyy and his neo-Nazi goons? In fact, according to Deputy Head of the Russian Presidential Administration, Dmitri Kozak, Zelenskyy has sabotaged peace efforts and invented war crimes since the beginning of the conflict.
[Kozak] pointed out that Ukraine is manipulating the other nations “Unfortunately, Ukraine is manipulating Germany and France, and Germany and France are happy to succumb to these manipulations, to support at all costs all those absolutely absurd ideas and proposals, even getting into an absolutely stupid. They’re trying to sneak out of their obligations,” Kozak said. He added that the US State Department had reportedly sent NATO member countries “instructions on how to negotiate with Russia on the normalization of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine.”
NATO and the USG department of war are running the show in Ukraine? Imagine my surprise. Neoliberal captured puppet states are rarely allowed to make important decisions on their own and are often used as fall guys for geopolitical objectives. The death of hundreds of thousands, including 1.4 million in Iraq, is of little consequence.
Unfortunately, the Pope’s speech will convince many thousands of Catholics that peace can actually be achieved in Ukraine. The USG war machine will churn away until Ukraine no longer exists as a country and NATO is allowed to move its artillery, missiles, and rocket launchers right up against the 1,925-mile-long border with Russia.
Of course, this will not happen. That border is the last red line for Russia. NATO moving into Ukraine, or what’s left of it after millions vote to secede from the neo-Nazis, will signal a full-blown WWII, unlike the proxy WWIII currently underway.
I wonder—does the Sistine Chapel or the Cupola di San Pietro have bomb shelters?