Those whom I am familiar with, who are pro-agreement are from an Indult background so no real surprise they want a deal. These people are more suited to the Institute of Christ the King. They might wise up now that the Bishop is expelled. Same for the folk promoting the 'Catholic Voice' newspaper in Ireland. I never liked a pro-Indult/Summorum Pontificum paper being promoted at Society chapels.
Expelling the Bishop will wake people up.
This crowd has wanted WIlliamson gone for some time.
They see a deal with Rome as a means by which their faulty consciences can finally allow them to frequent the SSPX they have longed to come to.
Funny thing is, with the recent morphing of the SSPX, the SSPX they will arrive in feature very little contrast to the indult they are leaving.
In fact, in 10 years time, there will be no substantial or doctrinal difference between the FSSP and SSPX.
And because of that, though they will have switched beds, they will remain asleep.
I'm not sure what you disagree with me about. I agree with your points here. Over the past several years, the laity have been softened up in preparation for the deal. Despite everything the vast majority haven't softened nor will they soften.
I cited 'Catholic Voice' newspaper. The SSPX folk, who do promote it genuinely believe Cardinal Burke is a "good guy". I don't agree nor is he nor Benedict XVI a friend of Tradition.
There is no doubt some people wanted Bishop Williamson out and are in deep denial regarding their beloved Bishop Fellay. Still, Bishop Williamson has support and hasn't abandoned the principles of the Archbishop yet some usual suspects want to present him as the 'imprudent' bogeyman when it Bishop Fellay, Fr Rostand and others who have betrayed the Archbishop.
The crowd, who oppose Bishop Williamson do exist but the main thing is his support base continues.
Let's see where these loyal Fellayite's will be in five years time.
It's laughable they are calling Bishop Williamson a rebel and those who support him 'rebels'.