Praise the Lord and Pass the Blame Downward: More Follies on the Sinking Church of Rome

A Commentary by Kevin D. Annett

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Catholic Churches fire bombed by Mapuche Indians in Chile, 2018

 

News Item: May 18, 2018, Santiago, Chile – Chilean Catholic Bishops resign en masse

One has to generally be a masochist to try to make sense of the “Pray to Statues and Buy your Salvation” world known as Roman Catholicism. But the Vatican Nuthouse became even nuttier this week when the news wafted from Chile that all thirty four of the Catholic Bishops in that country have resigned their offices after getting a very odd public scolding from Jorge Bergoglio, aka “Pope Francis”.

Bergy, who years ago won his church-spurs in Argentina for trafficking the children of political prisoners imprisoned by his buddies in the military junta, and who stands solidly behind the Vatican policy of concealing and abeting in-house child rapists, was apparently upset that the Chilean Bishops were not protecting children enough. It’s all their fault, according to Bergoglio: sort of like a Mafia Don criticizing his Underbosses for breaking the law.

Damage Controllers call that pissing downward. In the present context, Bergoglio’s pathetic attempt to shift the blame to the Bishops represents yet another act of uncalculated desperation by Rome to deflect attention from its own irresolveable crisis and undeniable criminality. Just months ago, a dozen or more Catholic churches in Chile were burned to the ground by protesting Mapuche Indians who confronted Bergoglio in person, demanding an end to the Catholic church’s theft of their lands and their children; today, the Chilean Bishops have similarly responsed to Bergoglio by walking off the job.

With its typical slavishness, the corporate media have interpreted the Bishops’ resignations by echoing the Vatican’s line that they represented an admission of wrongdoing by the Bishops, in response to the Pope’s criticism of what he called their “negligence”. On the contrary, all indications point to the opposite: namely, that the Bishops’ mass abdication was a protest against the papacy’s passing of blame downward to the local church hierarchy, when in truth the latter were simply enacting the standing Vatican policy known as Crimen Sollicitationas when they covered up child trafficking within their respective dioceses.

One can understand the discontent surfacing from both the top and bottom of the tottering Church of Rome. Despite his Latin American credentials, Pope Bergoglio is not a welcome figure in Chile, nominally one of the more “loyal” Papist enclaves in the world. His compromised past as a hatchet man for the Argentine Dirty War hangs Damoclean-like over his tenure and compels him to be all things to all people. Even as he was donning his “Jorge the Progressive” persona with the Chilean Bishops over child abuse in the church, he appointed and then publicly defended Bishop Juan Barros Madrid, who covered for child rapists like the priest Fernando Karadima in his Diocese of Osorno. Bergoglio’s two-faced hypocrisy has not been lost on anyone.

The truth is that the criminal conviction of the Church of Rome for unspeakable historic crimes has caused it to undergo a major schism that all the spin doctoring, smily-faced popes cannot undo. That rupture is occurring most obviously in the traditionally more authoritarian Catholic regions, like Chile and Ireland, where priests and Bishops are nowadays openly discussing how to disaffiliate from Rome into their own nationally independent churches. The Catholic Curia itself is divided into two permanent factions, with both Bergoglio and former pope and present fugitive from justice, Joseph Ratzinger, angling for supremacy. The Chilean Bishops’ mass resignations are simply the latest expression of this institutional collapse from within, fed by daily surfacing of new evidence of corruption and criminality at every level of the church.

It is in this light that the upcoming appeal by Jorge Bergoglio for “ecumenical unity” with the non-Catholic World Council of Churches at its Geneva conference on June 21 takes on a new and odious significance. Bergoglio must shore up the legitimacy of a criminally convicted Roman papacy soon, or go the route of his predecessor. But the deeper question remains, for not only the Chilean Bishops and Catholics of conscience, but for the Protestant and Evangelical churches and people of the world: will you continue to allow abomination and murder to reign behind the mask of Roman Catholicism? Or will you finally put an end to the oldest crime and the oldest lie in history?

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“For the Pope, 10 million, while we die in the cities …”

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Kevin Annett was re-nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. Messages for him can be left at 386-323-5774 (USA). See the evidence of genocide in Canada at www.murderbydecree.com and  www.itccs.org

Teen Sent to Prison for Defending Home from Intruders—Because The Intruders Were Cops

Picture1Austin, TX – When a SWAT team initiated a no-knock raid in search of cannabis, they were met with gunfire, and while the resident surrendered as soon as he realized his home was being raided by police, the fact that he opened fire on the intruders and shot one of them in the leg has resulted in a 13-year prison sentence.

When a SWAT team broke down the door and charged into the Harrell family’s house in the early morning hours of April 14, 2016, they claimed that the intrusive operation was justified, because they believed 18-year-old Tyler Harrell was running a drug ring out of his parents’ home.

When Tyler Harrell was woken up by what he believed were burglars breaking into his home, he did what many gun owners would do, and he grabbed his firearm and confronted the intruders. He used his legally-owned AK-47, and while he did not kill any of the officers, he did wound one officer by shooting him in the knee.

Lisa Harrell told KVUE News that she believes her son only opened fire because he thought his family was being robbed. “[Tyler] came running out with his gun, thinking someone was intruding in our house, and he started shooting down the stairs,” she said. “I know my son thought there was an intruder in the house.”

Hours after the shooting, police confirmed that “another SWAT team member returned fire, but did not hit Harrell, who surrendered to police within minutes,” indicating that as soon as Harrell realized he was firing at police officers, he stopped and let them arrest him without a fight.

When officers searched the home, they found one ounce of cannabis, which would justify a misdemeanor charge against Harrell. However, because the officers initiated a no-knock raid before dawn, and Harrell attempted to protect his family from the intruders, he was charged with attempted capital murder.

During the trial, Harrell’s psychiatrist testified that at the time of the shooting, he was “suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after an incident four months earlier in which he and his friends were robbed by a masked gunman,” and the gunman shot Harrell, before Harrell “wrested the gun away from the man and chased him out the door of his friend’s apartment,” according to a report from the Austin Statesman.

However, it was the testimony from Officer James Pittman that apparently pulled at the heartstrings of jury members. He was the only person injured by Harrell’s gunfire, and he said the bullet wound in his leg kept him from playing with his kids now and would force him to get knee replacement surgery one day.

Pittman also criticized the “Not Guilty” verdict from another Texas case in which a homeowner shot and wounded three police officers when they initiated a no-knock raid on his house. Ray Rosas spent nearly two years in jail awaiting his trial, and his actions were ruled justified based on the fact that he was acting in self-defense and did not know the intruders he was shooting were police officers.

Rosas was acquitted, despite the fact that 11 police officers testified against him. However, in the case of Tyler Harrell, his lawyer argued that the 18 SWAT team members who attended court in tactical gear to show their support for Officer Pittman, further demonized Harrell in the eyes of the jury.

Look at this gallery. You don’t think this is a lot of political pressure for these people?” Lawyer Michael Chandler told the jury.

The pressure worked, and while the jury determined that Tyler Harrell was not guilty of attempted capital murder or aggravated assault on a public servant, he was found guilty of aggravated assault and sentenced to 13 years and six months in prison, and a fine of $7,000.

When the trial shifted to a debate over whether Harrell acted in self-defense, it served as a distraction from the fact that the drug raid on his home was an absolute failure, and officers were never able to prove that Harrell was a “large drug dealer” of marijuana and cocaine, which was the claim they used to justify obtaining a search warrant for the raid in the first place.

Psychiatry And The Great Fraud

Warning: Suddenly withdrawing from psychiatric drugs can be very dangerous, even life-threatening. Withdrawal should be done gradually, supervised by a caring professional who knows what he’s doing. See www.breggin.com. 
 
By Jon Rappoport
 
On the heels of my article celebrating the work of Dr. Peter Breggin, a hero who has exposed the lies of psychiatry, I am reprinting my article, from 2013, which details the fraud.
 
First, a new introduction.
 
The history of Western philosophy reveals two main preoccupations. For many centuries, the theme was: What is Deeper Reality? What does it look like? What can learn from it?
 
Then, in the 19th century, another theme took over: How do human beings perceive reality? How do humans know what they know? What is the nature of the apparatus of human perception?
 
Finally, as the nascent field of psychology emerged out of philosophy, the (unstated) question was: What are the factors that limit human perception and knowledge? What creates distortion in how humans view the world, other people, and themselves?
 
The answers were basically: neurosis and psychosis. These two general states of mind were ill-defined, and they weren’t supported by reasonable science. Eventually, as medical psychiatry took over from psychology, we saw a sudden expansion of so-called mental disorders. These purported states of mind were the reasons why humans were unable to perceive and know reality objectively.
 
However, even though we now have 300 (!) official mental disorders listed in the bible of psychiatry, the science behind them is sorely lacking. It is bankrupt.
 
Therefore, we are looking at a program of opinion and propaganda, and this program has the effect of making people believe they are deficient in serious ways; they are limited; they have brain-function flaws; and they must receive chemical treatment.
 
That’s quite a journey—all the way from asking What Is Reality, to You Must Take This Medicine.
 
Is it any wonder that our culture has undergone such a decline?
 
And now, here is my 2013 article:  
 
—Let’s screen everybody to find out if they have mental disorders. Let’s diagnose as many people as possible with mental disorders and give them toxic drugs—
 
Wherever you see organized psychiatry operating, you see it trying to expand its domain and its dominance. The Hippocratic Oath to do no harm? Are you kidding? 
 
The first question to ask is: do these mental disorders have any scientific basis? There are now roughly 300 of them. They multiply like fruit flies.
 
An open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years. 
 
THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY TESTS FOR ANY SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDER.
 
No defining blood tests, no urine tests, no saliva tests, no brain scans, no genetic assays.
 
And along with that:
 
ALL SO-CALLED MENTAL DISORDERS ARE CONCOCTED, NAMED, LABELED, DESCRIBED, AND CATEGORIZED by a committee of psychiatrists, from menus of human behaviors.
 
Their findings are published in periodically updated editions of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), printed by the American Psychiatric Association. 
 
For years, even psychiatrists have been blowing the whistle on this hazy crazy process of “research.”
 
Of course, pharmaceutical companies, who manufacture highly toxic drugs to treat every one of these “disorders,” are leading the charge to invent more and more mental-health categories, so they can sell more drugs and make more money.
 
In a PBS Frontline episode, Does ADHD Exist?, Dr. Russell Barkley, an eminent professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, unintentionally spelled out the fraud.
 
PBS FRONTLINE INTERVIEWER: Skeptics say that there’s no biological marker-that it [ADHD] is the one condition out there where there is no blood test, and that no one knows what causes it.
 
BARKLEY: That’s tremendously naïve, and it shows a great deal of illiteracy about science and about the mental health professions. A disorder doesn’t have to have a blood test to be valid. If that were the case, all mental disorders would be invalid…There is no lab test for any mental disorder right now in our science. That doesn’t make them invalid.
 
Oh, indeed, that does make them invalid. Utterly and completely. All 297 mental disorders. Because there are no defining tests of any kind to back up the diagnosis. 
 
Dear Psychiatry: You can sway and tap dance and bloviate all you like and you won’t escape the noose around your neck. We are looking at a science that isn’t a science. That’s called fraud. Rank fraud.
 
There’s more. Under the radar, one of the great psychiatric stars, who has been out in front inventing mental disorders, went public. He blew the whistle on himself and his colleagues. And for years, almost no one noticed. 
 
His name is Dr. Allen Frances, and he made VERY interesting statements to Gary Greenberg, author of a Wired article: “Inside the Battle to Define Mental Illness.” (Dec.27, 2010).
 
Major media never picked up on the interview in any serious way. It never became a scandal. 
 
Dr. Allen Frances is the man who, in 1994, headed up the project to write the latest edition of the psychiatric bible, the DSM-IV. This tome defines and labels and describes every official mental disorder. The DSM-IV eventually listed 297 of them.
 
In an April 19, 1994, New York Times piece, “Scientist At Work,” Daniel Goleman called Frances “Perhaps the most powerful psychiatrist in America at the moment…”
 
Well, sure. If you’re sculpting the entire canon of diagnosable mental disorders for your colleagues, for insurers, for the government, for Pharma (who will sell the drugs matched up to the 297 DSM-IV diagnoses), you’re right up there in the pantheon.
 
Long after the DSM-IV had been put into print, Dr. Frances talked to Wired’s Greenberg and said the following:
 
“There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it.”
 
BANG.
 
That’s on the order of the designer of the Hindenburg, looking at the burned rubble on the ground, remarking, “Well, I knew there would be a problem.”
 
After a suitable pause, Dr. Frances remarked to Greenberg, “These concepts [of distinct mental disorders] are virtually impossible to define precisely with bright lines at the borders.”
 
Frances might have been obliquely referring to the fact that his baby, the DSM-IV, had rearranged earlier definitions of ADHD and Bipolar to permit many MORE diagnoses, leading to a vast acceleration of drug-dosing with highly powerful and toxic compounds.
 
If this is medical science, a duck is a rocket ship.
 
To repeat, Dr. Frances’ work on the DSM IV allowed for MORE toxic drugs to be prescribed, because the definitions of Bipolar and ADHD were expanded to include more people. 
 
Adverse effects of Valproate (given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include: 
 
acute, life-threatening, and even fatal liver toxicity;
 
life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas;
 
brain damage.
 
Adverse effects of Lithium (also given for a Bipolar diagnosis) include:
 
intercranial pressure leading to blindness;
 
peripheral circulatory collapse;
 
stupor and coma.
 
Adverse effects of Risperdal (given for “Bipolar” and “irritability stemming from autism”) include:
 
serious impairment of cognitive function;
 
fainting;
 
restless muscles in neck or face, tremors (may be indicative of motor brain damage).
 
Dr. Frances self-admitted label-juggling act also permitted the definition of ADHD to expand, thereby opening the door for greater and greater use of Ritalin (and other similar amphetamine-like compounds) as the treatment of choice.
 
So…what about Ritalin? 
 
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a most important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841]. 

Scarnati listed a large number of adverse effects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms. 

For every one of the following (selected and quoted verbatim) Ritalin effects, there is at least one confirming source in the medical literature: 

Paranoid delusions 
Paranoid psychosis 
Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis 
Activation of psychotic symptoms 
Toxic psychosis 
Visual hallucinations 
Auditory hallucinations 
Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences 
Effects pathological thought processes 
Extreme withdrawal 
Terrified affect 
Started screaming 
Aggressiveness 
Insomnia 
Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects 
Psychic dependence 
High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug 
Decreased REM sleep 
When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia 
Convulsions 
Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse. 

Let’s go deeper. In the US alone, there are at least 300,000 cases of motor brain damage incurred by people who have been prescribed so-called anti-psychotic drugs (aka “major tranquilizers”). Risperdal (mentioned above as a drug given to people diagnosed with Bipolar) is one of those major tranquilizers. (source: Toxic Psychiatry, Dr. Peter Breggin, St. Martin’s Press, 1991)
 
This psychiatric drug plague is accelerating across the land.
 
Where are the mainstream reporters and editors and newspapers and TV anchors who should be breaking this story and mercilessly hammering on it week after week? They are in harness.
 
Thank you, Dr. Frances. 
 
Here’s a coda:
 
This one is big.
 
The so-called “chemical-imbalance theory of mental illness is dead.
 
Dr. Ronald Pies, the editor-in-chief emeritus of the Psychiatric Times, laid the theory to rest in the July 11, 2011, issue of the Times with this staggering admission:
“In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend – never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.” 
 
Boom.
 
Dead.
 
However…urban legend? No. For decades the whole basis of psychiatric drug research, drug prescription, and drug sales has been: “we’re correcting a chemical imbalance in the brain.”
 
The problem was, researchers had never established a normal baseline for chemical balance. So they were shooting in the dark. Worse, they were faking a theory. Pretending they knew something when they didn’t.
 
In his 2011 piece in Psychiatric Times, Dr. Pies tries to cover his colleagues in the psychiatric profession with this fatuous remark:
 
“In the past 30 years, I don’t believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [about chemical imbalance in the brain], except perhaps to mock it…the ‘chemical imbalance’ image has been vigorously promoted by some pharmaceutical companies, often to the detriment of our patients’ understanding.”
 
Absurd. First of all, many psychiatrists have explained and do explain to their patients that the drugs are there to correct a chemical imbalance. 
 
And second, if all well-trained psychiatrists have known, all along, that the chemical-imbalance theory is a fraud… 
 
…then why on earth have they been prescribing tons of drugs to their patients… 
 
…since those drugs are developed on the false premise that they correct a chemical imbalance? 
 
Here’s what’s happening. The honchos of psychiatry are seeing the handwriting on the wall. Their game has been exposed. They’re taking heavy flack on many fronts.
 
The chemical-imbalance theory is a fake. There are no defining physical tests for any of the 300 so-called mental disorders. All diagnoses are based on arbitrary clusters or menus of human behavior. The drugs are harmful, dangerous, toxic. Some of them induce violence. Suicide, homicide. Some of the drugs cause brain damage.
 
Psychiatry is a pseudoscience. 
 
So the shrinks have to move into another model, another con, another fraud. And they’re looking for one.
 
For example, genes plus “psycho-social factors.” A mish-mash of more unproven science.
“New breakthrough research on the functioning of the brain is paying dividends and holds great promise…” Professional propaganda.
 
It’s all gibberish, all the way down.
Meanwhile, the business model demands drugs for sale.
 
So even though the chemical-imbalance nonsense has been discredited, it will continue on as a dead man walking, a zombie.
 
Big Pharma isn’t going to back off. Trillions of dollars are at stake.
 
And in the wake of Aurora, Colorado, Sandy Hook, the Naval Yard, and other mass shootings, the hype is expanding: “we must have new community mental-health centers all over America.”
 
More fake diagnosis of mental disorders, more devastating drugs.
 
You want to fight for a right? Fight for the right of every adult to refuse medication. Fight for the right of every parent to refuse medication for his/her child.

Let’s Make This Perfectly Clear

May 1, 2018
By Anna Von Reitzdismantlethemachine

I don’t recommend any kind of A4V “Process” for Joe Average.  That only extends to people who are legitimately federal employees and/or dependents because of the bankruptcy—- they aren’t actually getting any 1930’s style “A4V” redemption per se.  They are getting debts discharged in bankruptcy.

If you are not a Federale and don’t want to be listed as bankrupt, stay out of it and get your assets out of the bankruptcy slush pile by sending your BC to Mnuchin and telling him to move it and set it aside.  No A4V’s except for legitimate “FEDERAL PERSONS” and no TDA’s.

Once you move back to the land jurisdiction, those FEDERAL PERSONS are re-flagged as vessels operating in International Trade, not Commerce— and the remedies of Commerce — bankruptcy, etc., do not apply.  You are owed remedy for this situation in probate, instead.

The process I recommend for regular Joe Average non-federal employee, non-federal dependent is simple and straightforward.

  1. Get your Trade Name recorded and permanently domiciled on the land via an Acknowledgement, Acceptance and Deed of Re-Conveyance.
  2. Claim all variations, spellings, permutations, punctuation, and orderings of any Names/NAMES that have ever been used or associated with you via a Certificate of Assumed Name added as an Extension to your Deed of Re-Conveyance.
  3. Cancel all prior Powers of Attorney.  Record that as an Extension.
  4. Issue a Letter of Appointment making your Trade Name the Power Holder and Attorney in Fact.  Record that as an Extension.
  5. Issue a Mandatory Notice under FSIA — examples have been provided. Record that as an Extension.

And then, for God’s sake, just settle down and stop money grubbing.  This is the first, most important part of living as a free living being again and the best means of protecting yourself and your assets available.  Don’t turn right around and muck it up again by getting your cart in front of your horse, making claims against bankrupt entities (which can get you in big trouble), and/or contracting to act as a Federale again.

You can’t be “in” and “out” at the same time.
You can’t be an apple and an orange.
You can’t be a sovereign and a citizen.
You can’t be acting in a private capacity and a public capacity at the same time.
You can’t claim that you are a free man standing on the land, and then turn around and claim that you are an indentured servant at sea.
You can’t claim to be an heir and landlord and at the same time claim to be a destitute pauper in need of funds from the Public Charitable Trust.

There is a LOGIC to this, people, and you have GOT to understand it and live by it.