Recently the news ran headlines that Pope Francis called for the Fatima Statue of Mary to be brought to the Vatican — in their words “to consecrate the world.” I have to laugh because that phrase activates all the Grunerites into a brainwashed knee-jerk reaction “what about Russia?” Russia was done.Digressing into Consecration of Russia is useless, but in order to put the matter to sleep…
On May 13, 1984, right after John Paul II consecrated Russia on March 25, 1984, the Soviet Union experienced an inexplicable military disaster of no rival, dubbed in Russian “the greatest military disaster of all time.” The naval stockpiles in Severomorsk blew up. It was a freak accident that the New York Times reported as being “crippling” and “the destruction represents the greatest disaster to occur in the Soviet Navy since World War II. It is conservatively estimated that it will be two years before the facility is fully operational again.”
Those who would like to see pictures and read the uncanny events of this event that is never reported in print can check this post out. (note your author’s anonymous comment made in 2008 as the first comment). It didn’t end there, though, Defense Minister (among this man’s many other titles) Dmitriy Ustinov contracts pneumonia in mid-October that year and after a series of surgical mishaps, dies in December. Then in the following March, both Konstantin Chernenko dies and Mikhail Gorbachev is appointed a day later. Russia was totally changed.
Today, Russia has a flat tax of 14% or so, no property taxes (because the Duma ruled in 2003 that property taxes work against private property ownership), has built and rebuilt with federal money Russian Orthodox churches (most notably the Cathedral of Christ Our Savior, which Lenin had destroyed), and I could go on and on and on.
Yet, the Grunerites and the news headlines have to frame Pope Francis in terms that will cause people to divide and fight over the most stupid things. To put the matter in deeper perspective, the Gruner argument includes a message that Russia was...Read Feature