Raoul, knowing what he knew, they could have killed him if he flat out said everything. It quite easy, and I think there's a website explaining who the characters were in his most famous novel, 'Windswept House'.
You mean like the "Slavic Pope" who is trying to hold out against communism? The book is utter, mystifying claptrap.
What did he know? See, you fall for the Cagliostro mystification, you think he knows something that we don't, which we in turn should know. God doesn't work that way. God is not a gnostic. Just like we don't have to know if "Pope Siri's" successor is hiding in a dungeon somewhere, there is no "secret" to Vatican II. If you want to know what Vatican II is, you compare it to the real Church, you weigh its teachings against what used to be taught. There is no need for MM's mystification and preening, acting like he had some kind of secret pipeline into the Vatican. Great, MM knew some heretics. Does his being intimate with heretics add something to my knowledge about these men being heretics?
See, we live in the age of the hoax. People do not understand how the devil mocks them. I'll give you one example -- Bishop Fellay having a Rosary Crusade for the lifting of invalid excommunications. This is a hoax, this is diabolical mockery, whether Bp. Fellay was in it or not.
All of this cloak-and-dagger stuff, people thinking MM was like a Jesuit sneaking into the Jewish publishing world to get messages out there, etc. It's all silliness. If anything, it is more likely he was a Jew himself -- he allegedly wrote a book under the pen name Michael Serafian called The Pilgrim which portrays in a positive light how the Church should absolve the Jews for the death of Christ. I only say "allegedly" because I'm being very cautious and am too lazy to research right now, but I think this is proven. Did Malachi ever disown books like this? This man acted in the most shadowy possible way. Nothing about him is confidence-inspiring.
If people learn about tradition because Malachi Martin puts some idiotic black Mass scene in his unbelievably boring and tawdry sub-Exorcist novel, that doesn't mean that what he's doing is good. Someone could become Catholic because they saw The Nun with Audrey Hepburn but it's still a piece of trash.
And when these people do become "Catholic," do they really get what's going on? If they do, it's not because of Malachi Martin. The first trads I ever listened to, and who convinced me the Catholic Church was the true Church, were the Dimonds; does that mean what they're doing is good? No, the devil is laying booby traps all over. If you have 50% of the truth, he'll try to put someone in your path to make sure you don't get the other 50%. If you have 90%, he'll try to make you stay home from Mass because the priests don't have jurisdiction, etc. But do you notice how no one with the FULL TRUTH ever gets anywhere? Nor will they, because the media blackout is in full effect for them.
Pwnage was not intended, PIO221, I just am not a fan of MM's work.