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World War III - Chapter 2 / RT News on Secret Societies
« Last post by angelusmaria on Today at 11:50:41 AM »
Funny, they Mention WEF and link a video of Klaus Schwab naming Trudeau as one of his protégés, but omits that Putin was once a rising star in the WEF as well.  And the small hats are not mentioned.  Both these glaring omissions are addressed by people in the comments.  However, for what it is, it did surprise me to see the article on RT at all.

Secret societies: Harmless members-only clubs or dire threats to democracy?
A curious feature of our modern times is the number of secret societies operating in our midst, setting the global agenda behind closed doors
Secret societies: Harmless members-only clubs or dire threats to democracy?
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“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.”
-        John F. Kennedy, April 27, 1961
Long before the fiction writer Dan Brown arrived on the literary scene with his stories of esoterica, people have been intrigued with the idea of secret societies working in the shadows, carrying out evil plots against them. On this score, it would be hard to beat the Freemasons.
Here is a group of characters that has piqued the imaginations of men throughout the centuries. Back in 1798, John Robison, a professor of Natural Philosophy, and Secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh, published a book that made a big splash throughout Europe. The publication carried the lengthy title, ‘Proofs of a Conspiracy against All the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Freemasons, Illuminati and Reading Societies.’ Had John Robison attempted to publish such a book in our day, he would have been quickly written off as a conspiracy theorist nut job along the lines of Alex Jones. But in 1798, the book was taken quite seriously.
Robison, himself a Mason, attempted to prove that not only the French Revolution, but many other historic events of the day were the result of this secret fraternity’s machinations.
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“I have seen this Association exerting itself zealously and systematically, till it has become almost irresistible: And I have seen that the most active leaders in the French Revolution were members of this Association, and conducted their first movements according to its principles, and by means of its instructions and assistance, the formerly requested and obtained. And lastly, I have seen that this Association still exists, still works in secret, and that not only several appearances among ourselves show that its emissaries are endeavoring to propagate their detestable doctrines among us…” 
Aside from the question of whether Robison was correct in his accusation is an equally important one: if the freemasons are really up to no good, are they continuing with their shenanigans today?
A lot of people believe they are, and many are speaking out with revelations of various levels of believability. Many are dismissed as conspiracy theorists (which, in turn, reinforces the belief of many others in the secret societies’ willingness to ‘throttle the truth’). Former singer-songwriter and winner of The X Factor Australia, Altiyan Childs, for example, shared a five-hour video where he proclaims that nearly every Western institution has been infiltrated by the Freemasons, to the point where it is nearly impossible to rise to high office – from the world of entertainment to politics and everything in between – without the silent nod of this international fraternity. That video has been viewed nearly four million times.
While it may be easy to laugh off such outlandish claims based on the ‘Illuminati’ and other such groups, there are other societies that make no secret about their secrecy, and have a much more tangible claim to controlling the world. 
World Economic Forum
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FILE PHOTO. World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on May 25, 2022. ©  Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
If there were a reigning king of secret societies today, the title would undoubtedly go to the World Economic Forum. Founded in 1971 by the German engineer and economist Klaus Schwab, the foundation, which brings together the top 1,000 most powerful corporations in the world, views its mission as "improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas." Democratic procedure doesn’t seem to have a place in this formula.
As the author and social critic Nick Buxton described the annual confab, held in the mountains of Davos, Switzerland, “this unaccountable invitation-only gathering is increasingly where global decisions are being taken and moreover is becoming the default form of global governance.” 
Schwab has gone on record as saying that “the sovereign state has become obsolete,” and that in order to fill the power void there needs to be a “global issue alliance” apparently with himself at the helm.
Not only does Davos serve as an elitist cocktail party for “improving the state of the world” far from the prying eyes of humanity, it also works to “penetrate” governments around the world with their self-taught protégé.
“What we are really proud of now is the young generation, like Prime Minister [Justin] Trudeau,” Schwab boasted back in 2017, who make it possible for us to “penetrate the cabinets” of governments around the world.
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The Davos leader then provided an example, saying he had “attended a reception for Prime Minister Trudeau and I saw that half or his cabinet or even more are from the Young Global Leaders program of the World Economic Forum.”
It does not require much imagination for regular folks - never mind the conspiracy theorists - to find something nefarious about the most powerful people on the planet “penetrating” governments with their specially trained representatives. And that’s exactly what happened with the introduction of the Covid-19 pandemic – many people saw it as a fabricated emergency to not only deprive millions of people of their livelihood, but to further enrich the very individuals who make up the ranks of the Davos group (the forced lockdowns on people and private businesses caused one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history as only the very largest companies could survive under such conditions).
There were other reasons to be suspicious. In October 2019, the WEF, together with Johns Hopkins University and the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation, held a tabletop seminar entitled Event 201 that described what would happen in the event of a global pandemic. Three months later, everything that the simulation described – from the lockdown of entire countries, to businesses being forced to close down – came to pass with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Of course, this is not to say that Klaus Schwab and the Davos elite took advantage of a deadly pandemic to enrich themselves, but many people believe just that – or are at least suspicious about a secretive organization pushing for a ‘Great Reset’. Those two words have become the trigger word for many – while the WEF presented them as a benevolent post-Covid economic recovery plan, detractors pointed to a 2016 video released by the Forum as a prediction of the future and featuring the ominous words “You'll own nothing. And you'll be happy.” The plan, they claim, is to enact a new global world order.
Skull and Bones
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In a non-descript building (for a full view of this structure, which is dubbed ‘the Tomb’ – and for good reason – check out the video) on the campus of Yale University is the home of Skull and Bones, a secretive fraternity that first appeared on the scene in 1832 (women were not granted membership into Skull and Bones until 1992). 
Skull and Bones, which is also known as The Order, Order 322 or The Brotherhood of Death, is notoriously selective in determining who can become a so-called ‘Bonesman.’ The society selects new members among students every spring as part of its so-called ‘Tap Day’ when just 15 seniors are invited.
Despite its intense exclusivity, many members have ascended after graduation to positions of prominence in the world of intelligence, business and government. Three of them—William Howard Taft, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush—went on to become U.S. presidents. This was the cause of an awkward moment in the 2004 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, both members of Skull and Bones.
The late NBC journalist Tim Russert confronted both men as to their membership in the organization and ‘what that means for America.’ Bush just chuckled and said, “It’s so secret we can’t talk about it.” Kerry responded almost the same, saying he could not speak about his membership “because it’s a secret.” And with that the American people were forced to choose between two men from opposite sides of the particular spectrum who shared secrets the voter would never know about.
Bilderberg
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file photo. A police car drives past The Fairmont Le Montreux Palace hotel in Montreux on May 29, 2019, which is scheduled to host the annual Bilderberg meeting. ©  Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
This group got its name from the Bilderberg Hotel, located in Oosterbeek, Netherlands, where the Bilderbergs had their first meeting in May 1954. But unlike Skull and Bones, Bilderberg is very much global in scope. In fact, it is so global that one of the conspiracy theories it must contend with is that it is trying to create a one world government.
Denis Healey, one of the original founders of the group, lent credence to that theory when he told a journalist: "To say we were striving for a one-world government is exaggerated, but not wholly unfair. Those of us in Bilderberg felt we couldn't go on forever fighting one another for nothing and killing people and rendering millions homeless. So we felt that a single community throughout the world would be a good thing." 
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The invitees tend to hail from a narrow spectrum of occupations – CEOs, finance ministers and heads of state. For the one or two journalists who receive an invitation, the privilege is largely symbolic since they are not permitted to write about what they see and hear. Bilderberg releases an annual list of those who will attend and the subjects they’ll discuss, but beyond that, little leaves the walls of the hotel. 
So here we are left with the question: is there any place for secret societies inside of our democracies, especially when the members of these groups are always working on behalf of their own special interests? The answer seems obvious, but as it stands there are no laws on the books that prevent people – even those who say they represent us – from meeting together in private. As a result, the only option for the common folk is to protest these back-door meetings at every opportunity. And that is all.  

Robert Bridge
Robert Bridge is an American writer and journalist. He is the author of 'Midnight in the American Empire,' How Corporations and Their Political Servants are Destroying the American Dream.


https://www.rt.com/news/564101-secret-societies-global-agenda/
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‘Gold Teeth’ Ukraine Recovered From ‘Russian Mini-Auschwitz Torture Chamber’ Were Actually From Village Dentist 

‘Gold Teeth’ Ukraine Recovered From ‘Russian Mini-Auschwitz Torture Chamber’ Were Actually From Village Dentist – Report (infowars.com)


“A torture chamber in Pisky-Radkivski,” the Ukrainian Defense Ministry tweeted. “2 photos. A gas mask that was put on the head of a victim who was covered with a smoldering rag and buried alive. And a box of gold dental crowns. A mini Auschwitz. How many more will be found in occupied Ukraine?”

“[T]he teeth that were found apparently do not come from dead or tortured people – but from patients of the local dentist,” BILD reported
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“The teeth look like from my stolen collection,” says Sergey (60). BILD had shown him the ministry’s picture. “I’m the only dentist here. So if they were found here, they must be by me.”

The dentist assumes that the Russians stole the teeth because they thought they are made of real gold (they are actually made of stainless steel) – and because they wanted to intimidate the Ukrainians. “Some residents told me that the Russians used the teeth to scare people,” Sergey reports.
Asked whether the crowns might come from dead people, the dentist replies: “My God, no! They come from people I have treated all those years. I took these teeth out because they were bad.”

The doctor tells BILD: “Over the course of 30 years, I have removed tens of thousands of teeth. This is just a fraction of them. Sometimes, I pull out five to eight teeth in one day. I have been doing this for 33 years.”


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Catholic Living in the Modern World / Re: Cohabitation w/o fornication
« Last post by epiphany on Today at 11:41:55 AM »
Quote from: Bataar 10/7/2022, 10:44:23 AM
It comes down to a couple of points, age and attraction. If they're old enough to not be sɛҳuąƖly active that is one thing to consider. Also, if they don't find each other sɛҳuąƖly attractive at all, there wouldn't be any temptation. The point of scandal makes the most sense as an objection as outsiders wouldn't know either of these conditions. The problem with the scandal argument is that soon it's going to make it impossible to have roommates at all. If two men are living together as roommates, outsiders will likely believe they're ɧoɱosɛҳųαƖ and having relations.

Fr. Hewko gave me the same lame excuse for Pablo's son living with divorcee Mrs. Blaszak and her teenage daughters:
"There is no scandal because she is so much older than he!"

Um, no, father.
We are to avoid any hint of scandal.

No man should live with any female who is not his mother, sister, aunt, or such other persons as are free from all suspicion. 
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When I first saw CathInfo I thought to myself, "Geewiz, Wally, do I really have the time to join the friendliest forum on earth?"  And another voice said, "Geewiz, Beaver, of course you do."  Loving them fireworks.
:popcorn:

And if you hang around long enough, eventually someone's going to give someone else the business.

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Catholic Living in the Modern World / Re: Cohabitation w/o fornication
« Last post by epiphany on Today at 11:33:36 AM »
Why are we even discussing this?  I think some people are trying to get us to accept any and all cohabitation by citing an extreme example.  Exceptions make poor law.

The very question shows a “what can I get away with?” attitude.  Not Christian at all.
Well said.
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Quote from: praesul 10/7/2022, 2:38:03 AM

Can you please share with me the official reason Fr. Feeney was disciplined?
You can Google it, but here is a very brief description i found:

In 1949, weary of Feeney’s denunciations, Cushing silenced him and ordered the St. Benedict Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where Feeney served as chaplain, off limits to Catholics.

Boston College then fired four of Feeney’s followers for using their classrooms as forums to promote Feeney’s version of the Extra Ecclesiam doctrine.

Soon after, the Jesuits expelled Feeney for refusing to report to a faculty appointment at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, a violation of his vow of obedience.

Undaunted, Feeney refused to leave St. Benedict Center or remove his collar. Instead, he publicly accused Cushing of heresy.

Feeney called on Pius XII to issue an ex cathedra statement reaffirming the non-negotiable nature of the Extra Ecclesiam doctrine.

To Feeney’s apparent surprise, the Holy See refused. Instead, it summoned him to appear before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to explain why he should not be excommunicated.

Feeney refused to abandon his followers at St. Benedict Center even for a brief journey to Rome. Summoned to the Vatican a second time, he refused again.

Finally, in 1953, Pius XII excommunicated Feeney for heresy. According to Cardinal John Wright, the Pope personally translated the edict into English.

Here is another good summary:
http://archives.sspx.org/miscellaneous/feeneyism/fr_feeney_catholic_doctrine.htm

Pope Paul VI lifted the excommunication of Fr. Leonard Feeney in 1972 without his having to recant his heresy.
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I could be wrong, but I am of the understanding that although the Church treats life from the moment of conception as sacred, at the same time it has never made a formal condemnation of the Angelic Doctor's views regarding ensoulment nor to this day, nor has it ever condemned  Venerable Maria de Agreda's work in this regard or any other regard.  (If complete human ensoulment does take place at the moment of conception one is left to wonder at the "zillions" of embryos that are not purposely aborted, but nevertheless die within the first two months of conception.)
I have wondered the same thing about embryos. Additionally it is true that the Church has never said anything about when conception takes place. So it is certainly a grey area in the order of nature. But it doesn't necessarily undo the moral problems of contracepting an embryo even if ensoulment did occur later.
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Funny Stuff for Catholics / Re: Unfunny Stuff
« Last post by Miseremini on Today at 11:13:26 AM »
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Fighting Errors in the Modern World / Re: Fake Sister Lucy Update
« Last post by Ladislaus on Today at 11:09:29 AM »
PS -- butthurt refers to the reaction of a young child after getting spanked ... and generally means being overly offended or resentful, to the point of sulking over it.
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Fighting Errors in the Modern World / Re: Fake Sister Lucy Update
« Last post by Ladislaus on Today at 11:08:12 AM »
Using the word “butthurt” and other similar names is simply inappropriate among adults.

If someone disagrees with you, just walk away. You actually get nowhere arguing back and forth on the keyboards. No need for everyone to get worked up.

I see that you're butthurt over the term butthurt.  :laugh1:

Your opinion is duly noted and recorded on the forum.  There is such a thing as being overly self-righteous and sanctimonious also.  Not sure which is worse, but Our Lord seemed to reserve His harshest words for the Pharisees.

As for disagreements and argumets, truth matters.  Otherwise, we could just hold hands and sing Kumbaya as the do in the Conciliar Church where everybody's opinion (and faith and "personal truths") is as good as another's.

If someone posts something that's wrong, I'm as entitled to argue against it as he was to post it in the first place.

90% of the traffic on this forum involves people arguing about one point or another.  Will you repost this 50 times on each thread, the part about walking away and there being no point to argue back and forth on keyboards?



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