Friday, August 2, 2019

THE ULTIMATE SIN: A HISTORY OF SEXUAL ABUSE WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

"BLUE" JIMMY:  INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST

BLIND DOG OZZY:  NEUROTIC CHIHUAHUA

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The subject of sexually abusive Catholic priests has reared its ugly head again, most recently last year in the State of Pennsylvania where a Grand Jury report showed that roughly 300 priests abused roughly 1000 victims over a period of decades in which a Catholic Church hierarchy covered up the abuse and reassigned abusive priests to different parishes and allowed them to continue their vile activities anew.  This was the largest investigation of Catholic Church sexual abuse by a government agency in American history.  For those who follow stories of this nature, this is basically a rerun of the Boston Archdiocese sex abuse scandal which occurred in the early 2000's.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Same s**t, different city!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The Boston case differed significantly in the sense that it was investigated not by a Grand Jury but by the Boston Globe's Spotlight  investigative reporting team which is the longest running investigating team of its kind in the United States.  They put it all on the line and for their risk, they blew open a case which nearsighted journalists, lawyers, judges, PR people and Catholic apologists told them couldn't possibly be true.  Not only was the case true but true on a scale which no one had imagined, involving scores of priests and countless victims who came forward on a hotline at the Boston Globe newspaper.  The entire episode was dramatized in the film, "Spotlight" (2015) which won, among other accolades, an Academy Award for Best Picture.


BLIND DOG OZZY:  And the award winners taunted The Vatican from the stage ... balls!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The Boston Archdiocese incidents were also dramatized in an earlier, made-for-TV film entitled, "Our Fathers" (2005) which featured an all-star cast and went deeper into the drama of the Catholic Church coverup of abusive priests. 
This film was based on the book,  "Our Fathers:  The Secret Life Of The Catholic Church In The Age Of Scandal" by David France.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  The Devil is in the details!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  But investigation into sexual abuse within The Church has deeper roots in The United States.  Most significant is the Gilbert Gauthe case which occurred in the Roman Catholic Church Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana.  The story is basically the same as most in this regard. The notorious Father Gauthe started sexually assaulting young boys in his parish starting in the early 1970's.  Reports of his activities were reported to his superior (Bishop Gerald Frey) but instead of being disciplined or removed from the priesthood he was transferred from city to city and even made chaplain of the local Boy Scouts.  When more reports of abuse came from parents of young boys, Bishop Frey recommended that the boys go to confession and repent for the sins they had committed with Father Gauthe.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Priests sometimes tell victims that they made (the priest) sin and that they should confess to God!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Many cases were settled out of court but a local attorney, J. Minos Simon, refused to take a settlement and pressed on with his client's lawsuits.  The publicity forced the Lafayette district attorney to file a criminal case and Gauthe became the first Catholic priest in U.S. history to be indicted on multiple charges of child molestation.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Karma is a bitch!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The Catholic Church was on the ropes and needed a crackerjack lawyer to make this situation go away.  In steps Ray Mouton, a successful, young, Lafayette attorney who didn't mind the spotlight and wasn't afraid to go to court in high-profile cases.  In his own words, he says he took the case out of "vanity and greed."  (source:  USA TODAY Oct. 15, 2013 "Church Abuse Case Haunts Lawyer Who Defended Priest.")  Mouton says he knew The Catholic Church had unlimited funds to defend this case.  Mouton was also a devout Catholic.  He says that when he interviewed Gauthe, it was the creepiest experience of his life.  He quickly decided that Gauthe was a genuine sex offender who needed to plead insanity so that victims would not have to testify in court.  But The Church insisted he work out some kind of plea deal.  Then he noticed that Gauthe seemed to become increasingly disinterested in his own case.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  The plot thickens!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In a suspicious turn of events, Mouton found that Gauthe had the assistance and protection of Judge Henry Politz, who was a close family friend and chief justice of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court Of Appeals in New Orleans although not legally involved with the case. Gauthe in 1986, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of child molestation and was sentenced to 20 years in "prison."  But his incarceration turned out to be more like a trip to Summer camp.  He was given an air-conditioned art studio where he was able to paint at his leisure.  He was allowed furloughs to visit his mother ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  How sweet! ...

"BLUE" JIMMY:  ... And he was taken to lunch at a nearby country club by Judge Politz on a regular basis.  Gauthe was released 11 years early on his 20-year sentence and 3 months later, he was arrested in Polk County, Texas for molesting a 3-year old boy.  For that offense he was given 7 years probation.  In 2008 he was arrested again in Galveston County, Texas for failing to register as a sex offender.  He served two years in prison and was released in 2010.  As of  2017 Mouton, the lawyer who risked all to defend Gauthe, spiraled into an alcoholic haze and lost his legal practice and his family in the process.  He now lives in France as a writer of novels and other subjects which are far removed from the legal grind which ruined his life presumably, as a form of therapy.  As far as my research turned up, Gauthe was last known to be living in La Marque, Texas (2017) retired from the priesthood and a free man.  This is a common theme in Catholic Church sexual abuse cases.  Victims have their lives destroyed and they turn to drug and alcohol abuse or worse, suicide and the cleric who committed the crimes retires to a life of comfort on The Church's payroll, drinking afternoon tea, fussing over pet cats and tending to peaceful gardens.
GILBERT GAUTHE'S HOME AND PEACEFUL GARDEN




BLIND DOG OZZY:  F**k that s**t!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  This whole sordid episode in American Catholic Church history is told in great detail in the book, "Lead Us Not Into Temptation:  Catholic Priests And The Sexual Abuse Of Children" (1992) by investigative journalist Jason Berry. 
This was the first book of any significance to be published on this sensitive issue.  But what exactly is sexual abuse by a Catholic priest?  Is it a playful pat on the rump after a soccer match?  Showing an R-rated film to a bunch of preteens on a retreat or a peek at a girlie mag in the rectory after mass?  Prime time news and mainstream newspapers rarely go into detail.  Lets look at a few examples:

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Here we go!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Father Paul Shanley, ordained in 1960 at Saint John's Seminary in Boston is a prime example of a predator priest in the guise of a social hero.  Showing an interest in working with adolescents the Boston Archdiocese in 1970, assigned him to a "ministry" on the streets of Boston where he was presumably, supposed to work with disaffected young people.  Being young and good-looking and having long hippie-like hair and a casual appearance, it was easy for him to appeal to rebellious teens, runaways and (according to The Church) the sexually confused (gays and lesbians). 
FATHER PAUL SHANLEY
As a result, Shanley spent his days getting high, cruising around the Harvard Square area of Boston, hitting the coffee shops and diners and luring teenage boys to his apartment to have full-on sexual intercourse with him, often claiming that he was a sex therapist or "specialist" who was helping kids to find their sexual identity.


BLIND DOG OZZY:  There are other names for people like that.

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In the late 70's, Shanley started giving speeches to like-minded men who approved of sexual relations between men and boys.  Some of the men who attended these speeches eventually went on to form NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) whose stated goal is to lower the age of sexual consent for boys to allow them to have sex with men.  They are also known to arrange field trips to toy stores, amusement parks and other places frequented by boys.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  The Church didn't interfere.

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In 1979 when some of Shanley's activities made the news, The Church transferred him to Saint John The Evangelist Parish In Newton, Massachusetts where reports came in that he was again molesting boys.  Despite this, he was allowed to become a part-time chaplain at Mc Lean Hospital in Boston where it appears he solicited sex from young patients, some of whom were mentally ill.  After the Boston Archdiocese received more complaints about Shanley in the late 80's, Cardinal Bernard Law (who is a key figure in the Boston Archdiocese case and in the films "Spotlight" and "Our Fathers") transferred him to California where it was thought he would stay out of trouble.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  If you want someone to stay out of trouble, don't bring them to Cali!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In Palm Springs California, Shanley got together with another Boston priest named John J. White and somehow raised the funds to buy a motel which they called The Cabana Club which catered to an exclusively gay clientele.  Men were encouraged to get naked by the pool and sex out in the open was permitted.  According to victim accounts, Shanley also would frequently bring underage boys to this motel for the pleasure of his guests who were known to come all the way from foreign countries to seek boys for sex.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Ooops!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Inherently, there may be nothing wrong with a motel that caters to gay clients and encourages free nudity and sex but it may pose problems for a priest who was recently accused of sex crimes toward minors who belongs to an institution that has officially condemned homosexuality as a sin for centuries. 

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Yeah, that doesn't bode well. 

"BLUE" JIMMY:  When the situation got too hot in Palm Springs, Cardinal Law had Shanley transferred yet again, this time to New York City where he became director of a place called Leo House which was a guest house run by The Catholic Church which sometimes had teenagers and young children as guests.  Shanley finally lost his assignment there when one of his victims threatened legal action against him due to his sexual offenses.  In 1996, Shanley retired from the priesthood with a pension and benefits from The Church.  He and his male partner moved to San Diego, California where he joined the San Diego Police Department's senior patrol which among other things, provided crossing guards for schoolkids.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  And The Church didn't intervene.

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Father Shanley finally got busted in 2002 when The Boston Globe was running ongoing stories about the Archdiocese Of Boston sexual abuse scandal.  After all his years of sexually assaulting minors, he was charged with the sexual abuse of a single minor and in 2005 he was convicted and sentenced to 12 to 15 years.  The conviction was appealed due to the fact that the victim's memories of the assaults were "recovered" during therapy sessions, a practice that some opponents have criticized as "junk science"and has been challenged in court in previous cases.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Some people have "recovered" memories of being abducted by aliens during therapy.

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Shanley's conviction was upheld by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 2010 and served 12 years in prison before being released in 2017 with 10 years probation.  This is just one (1!) example of a predator priest who was allowed to  run amok by The Church for decades, having sexual intercourse (penetration) with countless minors and in the end, only ended up serving time for sexual contact with one minor.  (source: "Lucifer's Lodge: Satanic Ritual Abuse In The Catholic Church" by William H. Kennedy 2004 ).


BLIND DOG OZZY:  ???

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Exactly what goes on in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that allows this kind of abuse to go on for so many years?  Critics of the Catholic Church, some of them staunch Catholics, have put forward the idea that The Church may somehow hold onto vestiges of  Frankism, a movement put forward by Jacob Frank (1726-1791), who was a self-proclaimed messiah and advocate of some very "novel" ideas about sin and salvation.  Jacob Frank and later his daughter Eva who carried on the movement after his death, taught that in order to truly know salvation one had to truly know sin.  This philosophy was not unique.  The Carpocratians (followers of Carpocrates) in the second century A.D., also believed that one must um, seize the day, before leaving this world in order to avoid repeated incarnation into this mortal coil.  

BLIND DOG OZZY: So they did some nasty s**t ... morally, sexually and otherwise!



"BLUE" JIMMY:  Frank's philosophy was apparently very popular with Jews, Christians, nobility, intelligentsia and other free thinkers in the Europe of their time who wanted to ahem, carpe diem on a regular basis.  Heretical teachings and sexual rituals which were traditionally part of both Eastern and Western occult teaching, boiled in the witch's brew that formed Frankism.  Evidently, religious folks of a higher social strata believed that in matters of morality, the rules don't always apply.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Honey, ain't it the truth!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Since many modern seminaries and convents have origins and historical ties which are centuries old, some have suggested that the current problem of sexual licentiousness within the clergy may have have deeper roots than just a few disturbed priests in the last few decades or centuries.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Indeed.

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Before Jacob Frank in the 1700's, there were other groups who appeared on the scene such as the Brethren Of The Free Spirit which was identified by The Church as a heretical group from roughly, the 1200's to the 1400's.  Like many heretical groups, they were anti-clerical, anti-Vatican and anti-Biblical God which basically boiled down to the fact that they believed there be no need for priests, nuns, confession, holy sacraments or any Church intercession between the believer and God.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  In fact, there weren't no need for God at all!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Followers of The Bretheren Of The Free Spirit held to the much repeated gnostic doctrine that all souls are potentially divine and that the perfected soul could be "God."  As blasphemous as this must have sounded to The Church, The Brethren were apparently able to spread their beliefs throughout Europe during the years of the Black Plague ( mid 1300's).  The influence of The Church was weakened due to dead clergy and churches and cathedrals were abandoned, surrounded by streets full of corpses.  This allowed religious groups with some very exotic beliefs to implant themselves in these churches and run hog wild.

EUROPE DURING THE BLACK PLAGUE

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Nice!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Many churches and even large cathedrals at this time, began to display artwork with scenes of sexual debauchery and apparent Devil worship which to this day, are preserved for their historical value but have been moved to less conspicuous places. 
CARVINGS DEPICTING DEMONIC FIGURES IN A CATHOLIC CHURCH
Unfortunately for The Catholic Church, these beliefs proved to be very popular with poor, downtrodden people with nothing to lose.  Apparently, with death and destruction all around them,  they learned to turn their back on the Biblical God and were ripe for something or someone more promising to their everyday needs and not the "pie in the sky" promises of The Church.  In this period in history, homemade messiahs formed a cottage industry to prey on destitute, simple folk.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  If you think this is something from a bygone era, think again!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Think of  modern cult leaders such as L. Ron Hubbard, Sun Myung Moon, Jim Jones, Tony Alamo, David Koresh, Warren Jeffs and others.  They all at one time, claimed to be messiahs, prophets or holy men.  They demanded total obedience from their followers, isolated their church members from their former friends and families and as a rule, would ask their members to turn over cash, valuables, land and inevitably, their bodies to the cult.
JONESTOWN MASSACRE 1978


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Some nasty s**t going on!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Let's fast forward into the Modern Era.  Some folks say that perverse, heretical beliefs have survived to the present day in the Catholic Church. Many believe this is due to the the decisions made at The Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) which ran from roughly, 1962 to 1965.  As a child, I remember the Catholic Mass being recited in Latin and I once asked my mom why I couldn't understand it.  She told me it was "God's language" and that I should just sit still. 

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Sit down, shut up!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  A few years after Vatican II, I remember going to church and the mass was now being said in plain English, the priest faced the congregation instead of the altar during mass, modern music was played at services and catechism classes (the Catholic equivalent of Sunday School) took on a groovy new feel to reach young people.
"MASS"  A  1971 PLAY BY LEONARD BERNSTEIN

BLIND DOG OZZY:  The "Now" Generation!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Other changes included revisions to certain church prayers, a shortening of the liturgical calendar so that not every saint in the book had their own feast day and a willingness by The Church to have open dialogues with other religions in matters of faith.  None was more opposed to these changes than a certain Father Malachi Martin (1921-1999)
FATHER MALACHI MARTIN
Serving as secretary to Cardinal Augustin Bea when Vatican II was being prepared, he had intimate knowledge of the entire proceedings ... and he liked none of it.  In many interviews, he expressed his pissedoffedness ...


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls ...

"BLUE" JIMMY ... with The Catholic Church and wrote many novels which were thinly-disguised critiques of The Church.  Chief among these was "Windswept House: A Vatican Novel" (1998)  which describes a Satanic ritual being performed within The Vatican, the Enthronement Of Lucifer, the resignation of the current pope and a New World Order being installed through The Vatican.


BLIND DOG OZZY: Nice!

"BLUE" JIMMY: I became interested in Father Martin many years ago when he was a frequent guest on many conspiracy theory/paranormal talk shows.  My ears perked up because I thought we might have a genuine, Vatican insider, whistleblower who was willing to spill it all.  But listening to Father Martin in his own words,  he struck me as a bitter, old curmudgeon who felt that anyone who had faith in The Catholic Church after  the liberal concessions made during Vatican II was in a state of apostasy. 

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Apostasy:  an act of refusing to continue to follow, obey, or recognize a religious faith (Merriam Webster's Dictionary since 1828).

"BLUE" JIMMY:  And he shook his big, Irish fist at anyone who didn't follow the traditional ways of The Church before Vatican II and who didn't heed the warnings revealed in the Third Secret Of Fatima.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  DUN, DUN DUN!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The Three Secrets Of Fatima, which were supposedly revealed by The Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in Portugal in 1917, are prophesies which urge penance, foretell war and annihilation and the persecution of Christians. 
TRADITIONAL DEPICTION OF THE MIRACLE AT FATIMA
The Third Secret, like a plot from a Dan Brown novel, was written down and sealed in 1944 and not revealed by The Vatican until May of the year 2000.  When it was finally read, it had all the impact of a weak fart and the future Pope Benedict XVI ( Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) wrote that, "...no great mystery is revealed, nor is the future unveiled."

BLIND DOG OZZY:  That was a long walk to the store to find out it was closed.

"BLUE"  JIMMY:  The point is that Father Martin, as well as multitudes of hard-line Catholics, believe that some sort of not only heretical but "Satanic" elements invaded The Catholic Church at some point in history. 
THE POPE'S AUDIENCE HALL IN THE VATICAN WITH SCULPTURE WHICH SOME SAY IS "SATANIC"
Father Martin died after suffering a fall in his New York apartment in 1999.  Some of his followers allege that he was pushed by a "demonic force."  Others say that he was "did" by The Catholic Church to silence his many writings which presented The Church in a way most unflattering.


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Let's wait for the film adaption to find out which!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Several years later enter Michael Calace, a filmmaker and devout Catholic who was attempting to make a Catholic, family-oriented film for his production company Silver Sword International.  Their stated mission was to "merge media with morality" and at some point in production, he wanted to use a Catholic church in Toronto, Canada for some scenes in his movie.  His request was denied by a spokesperson for the Archdiocese Of Toronto and being snubbed by such a high authority, he decided to conduct an "investigation" into the archdiocese itself.  Besides being a filmmaker, actor and inventor, Calace claims to be an "expert" in embeds in art.  An embed, which is a term taken from math and science, is supposedly an object secretly inserted into a work of art, advertisement, etc., which will affect the viewer on a subliminal level.  It is not a recognized science and its practice by anyone claiming to be an expert is sketchy at best.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Pseudoscience!  

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Calace looked on the website homepage of the Archdiocese Of Toronto and found a painting which apparently depicts Jesus Christ greeting a crowd of worshippers. 
PAINTING ON ARCHDIOCESE OF TORONTO'S HOMEPAGE WHICH SUPPOSEDLY CONTAINS HIDDEN IMAGES OF OCCULT AND SEXUAL HORROR. (note "devil face" highlighted above crowd).
Using his "expertise"  he supposedly found embeds hidden in the painting showing demonic faces, Satanic symbols, penises, sperm, masturbation, and images of "occult and sexual horror" in his own words.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Nice!  

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Since then, Calace has gone on to find multitudes of embeds in Catholic Church art which he claims, date back centuries.  This provoked him to produce the documentary "Rape Of The Soul" (2006) which to me, seems like the "Citizen Kane" of low-budget, self-produced, far-fetched, conspiracy documentaries.  During his "expert investigation" of Catholic art, he uncovered countless embeds of male and female genitalia, ejaculations, alien bugs (his words) and Satanic symbols which indicate that Calace has not only a tendency towards the fantastic but also a classic Freudian dirty mind.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Pervert!


"BLUE" JIMMY:  What Calace is likely experiencing  is a psychological phenomenon known as apophenia which is a tendency to find patterns in random data and also a sub-phenomenon of apophenia known as pareidolia where a viewer will find images familiar to themselves in random objects such as clouds, wood grain, burnt toast ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... or paintings!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  See the documentary for yourself and you will see a conspiracy theorist ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... reaching!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Any further research I have done on the topic of sexual abuse within The Catholic Church turns up the subject of ancient pagan religions and sacrifices, The Templars, The Jesuits, The Illuminati, The Freemasons, Satanic/Luciferian cults, CIA mind control experiments and the like.  Read "The Biggest Secret" (1999)
  or anything written in the last 25 years by former BBC Journalist and conspiracy theorist David Icke or the ongoing, unpublished book "Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy & The Deep State" by former U.S. Army officer and clinical psychologist, Joachim Hagopian.  What they say in these works seems paranoid and fanatical but if even a shred of it is true, it warrants a read and consideration.  It's a bitch trying to sort through all of this and write a presentable article that doesn't get one branded as a fringe kook.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Like we had any credibility to begin with!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  My conclusion after years of research is that when you have a convergence of unlimited wealth, power, political influence. emotional and spiritual control, as is present in The Catholic Church, there is potential for abuse.  Sexual abuse within The Church may seem on the surface, just a few disturbed and horny individuals looking for kicks.  But this sort of abuse has been proven by those who have worked with victims to be insidious on many levels.  This abuse can be used to comfort, frighten, extort, blackmail and manipulate.  Some may say, why go after The Catholic Church?  There are other churches/religious denominations, schools, day care centers, medical facilities, law enforcement agencies and the like which have been busted for widespread sexual abuse.  But The Catholic Church has a certain pattern of sexual abuse which has become institutionalized to the point where they have their own treatment centers, PR people,  legal teams, "fixers" and unique protocol in place for covering up and minimizing punishment for accused and convicted clergy.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Omerta!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  As an Investigative Journalist, one must avoid the temptation to delve into the realms of the fanciful which may bring you readers but may destroy your credibility in the end.  I feel confident enough to say that centuries of unrepentant sexual abuse within The Catholic Church has moved this subject from conspiracy theory to actual conspiracy.  This story is not over ... God help us all!

BLIND DOG OZZY:  "God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another." - (William Shakespeare)

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Wow!  Wow!
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Saturday, May 19, 2018

THE ROYAL WEDDING 2018: AND LIFE GOES ON ...

"BLUE" JIMMY:  SOCIAL CRITIC

BLIND DOG OZZY:  NEUROTIC CHIHUAHUA

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The Royal Wedding between Prince Henry Of Wales (Prince Harry) and Meghan Markle is on and will take place this Sunday May 19, 2018.  Royal Wedding hysteria is already taking place and USA Today has reported that an estimated 3 billion people will watch the ceremony, making it the most watched event in history.  More than the Apollo 11 moon landing ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ... Or that big black lady who fell off the coffee table on YouTube!


"BLUE" JIMMY:  You could say that roughly half of Planet Earth will be watching.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Yeah, but don't think this is a Cinderella love story where a royal prince falls in love with a girl from the wrong side of town and they make it work through the sheer magic of love!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Indeed, Meghan Markle may be a mixed-race former actress from Hollywood but she does have royal blood ... Rev. William Skipper, King Edward I Of Scotland and King Edward III Of England among them.  A cursory look through ancestry websites will tell you that Prince Harry and MM are actually distant cousins.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Oooo!  Taboo!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  But conspiracy writers such as David Icke and the late Jim Marrs will tell you that this is common among royal families and that they will almost never marry outside of royal bloodlines and are obsessed and keep meticulous records of them.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  But that's another blog!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  The focus of this article is on the fact that after the last glasses of champagne are emptied and the guests go home after a night of emperor-like luxury at The Royal Wedding, life goes on for the rest of us and non-royal folks like you and I will have to deal with stories, issues and events such as these in the coming year(s) in no particular order of importance:

  • The President Of The United States Of America is still under investigation for possible obstruction of justice and maybe even an ongoing criminal conspiracy.  Despite Donald Trump's cavalier attitude toward the investigation and descriptions of it as a "witch hunt," he still faces very serious legal charges which are not just going to go away.
  • Countries which have the United States on their s**t list either have or are trying to build nuclear weapons.  Some of these countries include: China; North Korea; Iran; Saudi Arabia and Russia ... which the U.S. is not exactly taking long, hot, romantic showers with in recent years.  If you're as old as me, you remember those drills in school where you you had to practice hiding under the desk in case of nuclear attack ... yeah, we might need those skills again soon.
  • Unarmed people of color are regularly being shot by police departments nationwide either through sheer prejudice or ignorance of the situation at hand.  There has been public outcry, demonstrations, marches and speeches by civil rights activists but almost zero convictions of officers involved, changes to department policy or legislation.  Ooops!  Sorry about your loved one.
  • Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sell your personal data to other companies for God-knows-what.  They can spin it, re-label it and describe it any way they want as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg did in the past year to Congress.  The truth is, when you post your personal information, habits, location on a social media website ... someone is getting it and storing it.  "1984" is here!
  • Millions of refugees of the civil war in Syria are scrambling to find food, shelter and the basic necessities of life but the Trump Administration characterizes these men, women and children as "foreigners looking for a handout."  Yet when American citizens in foreign countries are held hostage, in legal trouble or are in dire straits due to any number of circumstances,  the American Government demands swift resolution ... karma is a bitch!
  • The Posse Comitatus Act is gradually being eroded to the point where American citizens are not even aware that their Constitutional rights are being violated.  The act, which was passed in 1878, states that federal military personnel are not to carry out police actions within the United States.  The act was passed due to the fact that Union troops were basically f**king with a lot of people in the South in post-Civil War years.  If U.S. military personnel stop you at a checkpoint, question you, search you or your vehicle, detain you, they are violating your Constitutional rights.  They will sometimes try to get around the act by saying they are participating in a "joint effort" with local police.  If the President Of The United States Of America has not declared martial law, they are in violation.
  • The U.S. criminal justice system uses computer software such as COMPAS (Correctional Offender Management Profiling For Alternative Sanctions), to produce risk assessments for defendants in criminal cases.  It's basically like a computer-generated credit score for people charged with crimes and determines whether they are likely to commit crimes in the future.  Some states even allow judges to impose sentences based on these scores.  Investigative Journalism organizations such as ProPublica have pointed out that these risk assessments could be racially biased.  Readers of Philip K. Dick will note that this is the basis for the plot in his short story, "The Minority Report" which was made into the film "Minority Report" starring Tom Cruise, in 2002.  In this science fiction thriller, people are arrested for crimes they may commit in the future.  Have we come to this? ... Goddamn!
  • All your s**t could be gone!  Unless you are a borderline-psychotic, paranoid, conspiracy theorist like me, you probably don't back up all your info on paper.  But my research shows that various troubled governments around the world have effectively shut down The Internet, especially in times of turmoil, which has inevitably resulted in civil and human rights violations.  This has mostly been done in Third World countries in Africa and South America but it is not impossible to do in developed, industrial countries by manipulating Internet access speeds, rendering the Internet unusable and by merely blocking access to public computers in libraries, schools and universities.  Think it can't happen here?  If it does, you won't be able to bitch about it on your homepage, sparky!
  • Human trafficking is a real and timely threat which is vastly underreported in the mainstream media due to its unpleasant nature and the fact that the people most qualified to speak against it are bound and gagged in a stuffy basement as I write this.  This is not a poor people's problem.  Victims can be from any country, background or social status.  They can be men, women and especially children who are used for labor, sexual pleasure, organ removal and sacrifice ... I told you it was unpleasant.
  • Global Warming.  The best minds and experts in science, politics and the media say that global warming is a natural phenomenon and that there is nothing to worry about.  Also, other best minds and experts in science, politics and the media say that global warming is a human-made catastrophic threat to future generations ... f**k!
BLIND DOG OZZY:  Enjoy the Royal Wedding!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

THE ORIGINS OF WHITE SUPREMACY: A STRANGE AND TERRIBLE SAGA

"BLUE" JIMMY:  HISTORICAL JOURNALIST
THE MASTER RACE?

BLIND DOG OZZY:  NEUROTIC CHIHUAHUA

"BLUE" JIMMY:  As terrorist groups have become a dominant subject in domestic and world politics in at least the last few decades, it has come to light that White Supremacist groups are still active and among them.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Shameful!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  While most folks in this country seem to frown upon these groups and many have protested their activities in a spirited manner, few have gone through the trouble of actually researching the origins of White Supremacy and finding out exactly what these groups believe. 

BLIND DOG OZZY:  That's where we come in!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  While most people assume White Supremacy in this country began with slavery and its attendant attitudes in Early America, it does have deeper origins.  Scientific Racism,  as a movement, has been around since at least the 1600's in the Western World.  This movement attempted to find a scientific basis for racist beliefs and postulated that there were distinct superior races and inferior races.  While this theory started to fall out of favor by the start of the 20th century and is considered somewhat of a pseudoscience today, it is still used by White Supremacist groups today to justify their beliefs.  



BLIND DOG OZZY:  Out of the loop!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Now we can move on to Early America.  It is a well known fact that many founding fathers (e.g. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson) were Black slave owners.  Despite the democratic fervor of the time, slavery was still acceptable due to historical and biblical references to slavery.  And honest Abe Lincoln, the President who issued the Emancipation Proclamation, was not exactly Malcolm X or Martin Luther King.  While he believed that slavery was morally wrong, he did not believe that Blacks and other Colored races were inherently equal with Whites. This has fueled the fire for many racist beliefs for generations.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  "Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose" ( The more it changes, the more it stays the same" Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr

"BLUE" JIMMY:  One group that may have sparked White Supremacist racism in America, was the Knights Of The Golden Circle which was a secret society and a precursor to the Klu Klux Klan and whose original intent was to annex parts of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean in an attempt to beef up the power of the slave-holding elite.  
Out of the Knights Of The Golden Circle came the Klu Klux Klan which historical writings tell us, was formed primarily as a social club made up of ex-Confederate soldiers who wanted to vent their frustrations due to the outcome of the Civil War.  This "socializing" soon turned to strange rituals, midnight rides in scary hooded costumes meant to intimidate superstitious rural Black folks and ultimately terrible burnings and lynchings which made original Klan Grand Wizard and former Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, disband the KKK  in disgust.


BLIND DOG OZZY:  What kind of s**t did I get into?

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Less known but still active at the time, were White Supremacist groups such as the White League and the Red Shirts.  Unlike the Klan, these were not-so-secret societies who made their identities known in their communities and relished newspaper coverage of their dirty deeds directed at the Reconstruction Government, freed slaves and their sympathizers.  The KKK laid dormant for many years until it was revived in the early 1900's.  This time the Klan was focusing their enmity not just on Blacks but also on Jews and Catholic immigrants who were in great number at that time.  This incarnation of the Klan is the one which employed cross burnings and large public gatherings in full costume, in an attempt to intimidate its perceived enemies.  


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Note to Klan:  If you wanna scare someone, take your pajamas off first!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  This second version of the Klan seemed to die out at the beginning of the Great Depression, possibly because the leisure activities of wealthy, White, racist folks were limited by the poor economy. The Klan again revived at the end of World War II and this time, fueled by the progress of the Civil Rights Movement, they had a pronounced Nazi, Aryan, Nordic bent.  This is where we plunge into the bizarre and occult-obsessed world of the Nazis in the Third Reich.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  "Nazis, I hate these guys!" 


"BLUE" JIMMY:  Contrary to popular belief, adherents of Nazism and members of the Nazi Party in WWII Germany did not pull their beliefs out of their asses.  Their beliefs, doctrines, rites, rituals and symbology were carefully extracted from esoteric and occult writings which were popular with the German and European intelligentsia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  Among these were the writings of Edward Bulwer - Lytton (1803 - 1873), a prolific and very popular writer of his time who coined the phrase, "The pen is mightier than the sword." 
His writings were said to have influenced Bram Stoker, the author of "Dracula" (1897) and later inspired writers of horror, science fiction and the occult.  Of his many writings, the one most taken to heart by early Master Race proponents was, "Vril:  The Power Of The Coming Race" (1871), which tells the story of a subterranean race of beings superior in intelligence to humans, who escaped The Great Flood by fleeing underground.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Where else?

"BLUE" JIMMY:  They make use of an etheric force called vril which like the the Chinese chi, the Indian prana and Wilhelm Reich's orgone, was said  to pervade all things and gave them the power to both destroy and heal and would one day allow them to return to the surface of the Earth and dominate the planet once again.  Bulwer - Lyttons's writings were further echoed in the writings of  Helena Petrovna Blavatski  (1831 - 1891),  a Russian-born occultist and spirit medium.
  Her writings such as "Isis Unveiled" (1877) and "The Secret Doctrine" (1888) were well received by a public who had only recently had their spiritual beliefs dashed by the publication of Charles Darwin's "The Origin Of Species" (1859) and "The Descent Of Man" (1871).  While Darwin argued that the existence of humans could be explained in cold, clinical, scientific terms, Blavatsky's writings offered an alternative history of humankind which allowed learned people of her day to retain deep spiritual beliefs while simultaneously, accepting the current discoveries of science which were plentiful at the time.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  What are we, if not men of SCIENCE?!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In her writings, Blavatsky claimed that she encountered beings she referred to as The Great White Brotherhood.  These "Ascended Masters" as they are alternately known is some occult circles, are said to impart advanced wisdom to select, special people on Earth who in turn, give that wisdom to lowly humans ... sometimes at a cost.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  That was one of the reasons why Blavatsky was considered a fraud by skeptics in her day ... she charged!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  But again we see the concept of a (figuratively) White Master Race in her writings which to be fair, probably referred to purity and not a race of humans with white skin.  Then along comes Houston Stewart Chamberlain who in 1899 wrote Die Grundlagen Des Neunzehnten Jahrhunderts ("The Foundations Of The Nineteenth Century") which in a pseudo-scientific manner, ascribed all of the great achievements in civilized history up until the 19th century as the work of the Aryan race.  


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Here comes the history lesson!

 "BLUE" JIMMY:  Originally, the term Aryan referred to speakers of Indo-European languages who were thought to form a branch of the Caucasian race.  By the late 19th, early 20th centuries, the term Aryan mutated to include the ancient Greeks, Romans, Celts, Germanic peoples and anyone else who had contributed greatly to Western Civilization.  Besides various academics at the Turn Of The Century who were indulging in "creative anthropology," there were the mystics such as Madam Blavatsky who maintained that the Aryan race originated in the mythical continent of Atlantis or some other antediluvian civilization.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  On the fringe!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  All this speculation was enticing to the eyes and ears of the citizens of post WW I Weimar Germany who were precursors to the American Beat Generation and the turned-on, Hippie Generation.  During this decadent era which lasted roughly, between 1919 - 1933, many German citizens were into spiritism, astrology, numerology, palm reading, vegetarianism, nudism, Yoga, meditation and many practices which would be familiar to anyone living in late 50's, 1960's America.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Groovy!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Through a Romantic haze of  extreme liberated sexuality, (you don't want to know) and drugs which could seriously f**k up your good judgement, (ether, chloroform, cocaine, opium, morphine, heroin) the idea of  a pure, white, fairy tale race of humans made for good, stimulating conversations in the parlors and cabarets of Weimar Germany.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Tre's chic!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  But the burgeoning National Socialist movement (Nazis) in pre WWII Germany needed a mythos, a raison d' etre for their increasingly nationalistic and xenophobic frame of mind.  Amid severe economic crisis which was largely blamed on foreigners, the poor, the uneducated, the handicapped, homosexuals and various "mongrel races" who were not of pure "Nordic stock," the Nazi Party embraced the idea of a pure, proud, blonde-haired, blue-eyed, white-skinned German people who would make the country "great again."


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Why does that sound familiar?

"BLUE" JIMMY:  We all know what happened next, no need to bother you with nasty details.  The Allies eventually defeated Germany in World War II but as history will show, they did not defeat the Nazis.  Nazi war criminals of various stripe escaped to South America and the United States and if conspiracy theories are to be believed, with the help of the U.S. Government.  As I have written in previous articles, you may defeat a country in war but you cannot kill a philosophy.  Thus, to this day in the United States and Western World,  we have remnants of White Supremacy movements which refuse to die.  

BLIND DOG OZZY:  DIE!!!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  While writing this article, I came across a film released in the U.S. entitled, "Imperium" (2016) which stars Daniel Radcliffe of "Harry Potter" fame.  The title refers to a book written in 1948 by Francis Parker Yockey called "Imperium:  The Philosophy Of History And Politics" which with many other tomes, is used as a guidebook by many White Supremacists.
The film deals with an FBI agent who infiltrates White Supremacist groups to try to thwart a suspected terrorist attack in the United States. 

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Keep in mind that a significant amount of terrorist acts in the United States have been carried out by American White Supremacists and not foreigners.

 "BLUE" JIMMY:  The film shows how there is much dissent between White Supremacist groups although they still have much in common.  There are various offshoots of the KKK who stick staunchly to that Southern Confederate tradition, racist Skinheads who engage in street fights and have a whole music scene behind them to promote their racist ideology, hardcore Nazi holdouts who still display the swastika and greet each other with the Nazi salute and the words, "sieg heil" and pure academic racists who neither march or protest or brawl but churn out racist propaganda like "The Turner Diaries." 

BLIND DOG OZZY:  Dun, Dun, Dun!

"BLUE" JIMMY:  "The Turner Diaries" was a 1978 novel written by a certain Andrew Macdonald (nom de plume) whose real name was William Luther Pierce. 
The novel goes into great detail about how racist White folks take over The World by first overthrowing the United States Government which then leads to a race/nuclear war that allows them to create a pure, White planet that lives happily ever after.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  ???

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Amazingly, Pierce was not some computer/Internet geek living in his nana's basement but a full-blown professor of physics whose writings were taken very seriously by the National Alliance which he founded as well as legions of  contemporary White Supremacists who use mythology, The Bible, revisionist history, fanciful anthropology/archaeology, pseudoscience and barnyard genetics to advance their causes.

BLIND DOG OZZY:  "The more you explain it, the more I don't understand it." - Mark Twain

"BLUE" JIMMY:  In the United States,  the abolition of slavery, the tireless efforts of civil rights workers, the enactment of  civil rights laws and more than anything, naturally changed attitudes toward race and human relations have made White Supremacist theories seem antiquated. Yet, there are holdouts and there are those who try to advance the theory of White Genocide.
Proponents of this theory believe that there is a conspiracy to eliminate the White Race through mass immigration, race mixing, homosexuality, birth control and abortion. This is interesting to note in a psychological sense because it appears that White Supremacists have gone from a "We will conquer and rule the world" stance to a "Poor me" frame of mind in the span of just several decades.  I will leave that to the experts ... I'm just some f**king guy!  The lowdown is, hate groups still exist and the world seems all the worse for it.  What can be done? ...  Well, let's see ...

BLIND DOG OZZY:  "Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet." - Maya Angelou

"BLUE" JIMMY:  Sake's Alive!


BLIND DOG OZZY:  Wow!  Wow!
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