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Roman Catholic Church attack on Human Rights and Benedict XVI’s cover-up

Savita denied abortion

Savita denied abortion

On October 28, 2012, Savita Halappanavar, a dentist by profession, died in Ireland at University hospital in Galway.  She shouldn’t have.  While the death was listed as resulting from pregnancy—it is a lie—that was exposed quickly.  Ms. Savita Halappanavar’s death was cold-blooded, premeditated murder as the doctors knew that she would die, executed by the government of Ireland controlled by the criminal element led by the odious odoriferous opportunist, the Primate of Ireland, controlling the Roman Catholic Church. (cf. here). The longer the senile Sean cardinal Brady

Sean cardinal Brady Primate of All Ireland

Sean cardinal Brady Primate of All Ireland

stays in place as Primate of All Ireland, loathed by many for his relentless cover-up of pedophiles in the Roman Catholic Church, and his rigid stand against abortion in all cases, the greater the damage inflicted on the people of Ireland will be and the greater will be the number of needless deaths, maiming, and waste of human potential (cp. “When There’s a Heartbeat: Miscarriage Management in Catholic-Owned Hospitals.” American Journal of Public Health, vol.98, no.10 (October 2008).

Savita Halappanavar

Savita Halappanavar

Savita was a 31-year-old married woman, four months pregnant.  She went to the hospital with a miscarriage in progress that developed into a blood infection. She could easily have been saved if the already doomed fetus was aborted. Instead, her doctors did nothing, explaining that “this is a Catholic country”. Savita replied that she was a Hindu and the laws for Catholics should not apply to her.  She was 17 weeks pregnant  and no fetus could survive outside of the uterus at that age; she contracted septicaemia (the presence of pathogenic organisms in the bloodstream; it is characterized by a whole-body inflammatory state (called a systemic inflammatory response syndrome or SIRS) caused by severe infection, and is usually accompanied by high fevers, hot, flushed skin, elevated heart rate, hyperventilation, altered mental status, swelling, and low blood pressure) and

Meningtococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning) has a rash

Meningtococcal Septicaemia (blood poisoning) has a rash

died a most cruel and painful death that need not have occurred (read about it by: Levy, Mitchell M.; Fink, Mitchell P.; Marshall, John C.; Abraham, Edward; Angus, Derek; Cook, Deborah; Cohen, Jonathan; Opal, Steven M. et al. (2003). “2001 SCCM/ESICM/ACCP/ATS/SIS International Sepsis Definitions Conference”. Critical Care Medicine 31 (4): 1250–6).

Joseph Ratzinger as Pope and NAZI youth leader

Joseph Ratzinger as Pope and NAZI youth leader

Ireland is a Catholic country quite like Spain and other nations cannibalized by a rogue religion that, throughout its terrible history, whipped women, castrated men, burned babies and worse during the days of the unholy Inquisition—a reality that still exists thanks to the twisted mentality of the German pope Josef Ratzinger.  India, where the woman was born, has already done away with such insane laws demanded by the Roman Catholic Church. The complicit dragoons in the medical field more akin to the Nazi torture-doctors in Third Reich Germany than any respectable medical association today left Halappanavar to suffer in agony for days.  These devout draconian Roman Catholics  only intervening once it was too late. The medical “team” of doctors and the pathetic priests and corrupt clergy must be held and tried for no less than manslaughter in the first degree.  That the doctors deliberately refused to help Savita could elevate the charges to premeditated murder on orders of the Irish Catholic Church following the rules of the Vatican.  Religion must never be allowed to dictate to medicine again!

Savita’s death is just the latest in a long line of tragedies directly attributable to the doctrines and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. It is certainly a knowledgeable truth that there are many good, progressive Catholics, but the problem is that the Roman Catholic Church nor most evangelical extremists’ churches, isn’t a democracy.  Not only are women silenced, the poor ignored as they are passed over by self-serving schizophrenics such as the Albanian nun, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the Albanian nun Agnes Bojaxhiu devoted her life to increasing the misery of the sick and hunger of the poor, but gave the grapes of wrath garnered from her own duplicity in money laundering money, offering no hope for progressive changes in her church no adding her voice or vote in its governance.  She protected self-acknowledged, tried and convicted pedophiles arguing that they were misguided and their ministry to the Roman Catholic youth (upon whom they preyed) and to her own group of religious nuns was an insult to her god and her community of sisters.

Mother Teresa with Father Donald McGuire, a convicted child molester who ministered to her nuns. Courtesy Tyrone Cefalu

Mother Teresa with Father Donald McGuire, a convicted child molester who ministered to her nuns. Courtesy Tyrone Cefalu

Like ancient trees immobilized, ossified and incapable of growth or the flowering of saplings or leaves in dead areas, as with Arizona’s Petrified Forest known for its Late Triassic fossils, the Roman Catholic Church is a petrified oligarchy, a dictatorship like the medieval monarchies it once existed alongside. 

Moscow billionaire Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church enriched by illegally selling cigarettes

Moscow billionaire Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church enriched by illegally selling cigarettes

As ignoble and repugnant as the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, Russia, who enriched himself with more than $2 to 4 billion in sales of illegal cigarettes to Russians to buy himself a villa in Switzerland, a penthouse in St. Petersburg, a fleet of cars and a yacht among other luxuries while preaching the poverty of his Christ (read Yuri Mamchur’s article here and here and here and watch here), the Roman Catholic Church, not just in Ireland but universally, is run by a small circle of conservative, rigidly ideological old men who make all decisions and choose their own successors.  None has been more reprehensible than today’s mulligrub, menacing, Mephistophelean, unpropitious calamitous corrupt and baneful Benedict XVI who was far happier carrying books out of libraries as a Nazi youth and burning them in salute to the Nazi cause (Stratz, Hans-Wolfgang. “Die Studentische `Aktion wider den undeutschen Geist’ im Frühjar 1933,” Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte Vol. 4, 1968, pp. 347-372). 

Nazi Youth burn books from German librariesThe German book burning under the Nazis was repeated by Young Americans (Republican Youth Corp) in the USA who burned books that argued against racism, for religious tolerance and the pursuit of knowledged, especially the investigation of evolution, science, and further advance of mathematical studies. 

Young Americans burn comic books in Nazi fashion

Young Americans burn comic books in Nazi fashion

Evangelical groups, primarily Southern Baptists and Adventists in Texas, in the 1960s-1970s rallied youth to burn tapes of rock-and-roll and comic books. Crucifixes, religious statues and other symbols were similarly burned in Lima, Peru, in the early 2000s.  What was not known was that many evangelical groups, and those that would become megachurches (especially in Oklahoma) would be as corrupt and filled with as many pedophiles as existed in Roman Catholic parishes: all promising victims “eternal rewards”.

On December 21, 2012, the former Nazi youth exposed his ignorance of science and psychology with another raw rant against human rights when addressing a papal audience of those caving into pontifical pressure and pretenses. Ratzinger’s Christmas address was more ignominious and detestable, setting the stage for more human carnage in the name of Christ. 

Benedict’s hypocrisy rising with his appointment of the least intelligent and morally bankrupt clergy to bishoprics, archbishoprics and the cardinalate means that, whatever individual Catholics may do today or tomorrow, the resources of the repressive and irresponsible church as an institution are bent toward opposing social progress and positive change all over the world. Every dollar put into the church collection plate, every Sunday service or daily Mass attended, every hour of time and effort put into volunteering or working for church organizations, is inevitably a show of support for the institutional church and its abhorrent mission. When a person has no voice, there’s only one thing the thinking individual has left is to boycott the beast denounced by Luther and other reformers before their own institutions became animals devouring the flesh of those who opposed them, or like Jean Calvin in Geneva burning Servetus for having a doctrine contrary to his own, or marching them to Tower Hill in England to chop off, however crudely, their heads, or hang them in the wasteland of Uganda run by the former street-walker, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga blessed by Pope Benedict XVI as the twenty-first century clone of Adolf Hitler who will protect his bible and religious intolerance, now inched up the legs of male supporters to be the Speaker of Parliament.

Theocrat Speaker of Parliament of UgandaRebecca Alitwala Kadaga bases her government on Old Testament and Pauline hate.

Theocrat Speaker of Parliament of Uganda
Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga bases her government on Old Testament and Pauline hate.

Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga is of  one of the most intolerant nations who backs its attack on marginalized people by claiming foundation found in the Bible to “protect the children”.  A literalist who is ignorant of all Biblical languages but is in the pay of Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, uses the Old Testament to support her rant against human rights. Kadaga’s rant is the same mantra mouthed by orange juice representative in Florida Anita Bryant who has made the hate crimes of Iran and other Sharia-controlled nations seem mild.

Juan Luis cardinal Cipriani Thorne (Lima, Peru)

Juan Luis cardinal Cipriani Thorne (Lima, Peru)

Throughout the world, Catholic bishops, especially the narcissistic Timothy Dolan of New York City (USA), the viciously vulgar, vitriolic, venomous viper Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne of Lima (Peru; born December 28, 1943), who has been accused of murdering his predecessor and who has never been elected president of Peru’s Council of Bishops. 

Cipriani Thorne campaigning for Alberto Fujimori and ending dissent in Peru

Cipriani Thorne campaigning for Alberto Fujimori and ending dissent in Peru

A member of Opus Dei (as were his parents), Cipriani Thorne has done more to stifle education in Peru than any predecessor and has sided with the Fujimori dictatorship.  Cipriani Thorne congratulated Fujimori and super-spy Vladimiro Montesinos and their paid assassins known as Las Colinas on “rooting out communism” by kidnapping and slaughtering teachers and their students, decapitating and dismembering the victims bodies and burying them in isolated areas, while accepting laundered narco-trafficking illegal drug money and sanctioning death squads in quest for totalitarian rule in Peru.

Scott Lively (2d left) in Uganda with other USA evangelical ministers pushing for Kill the Gays legislation

Scott Lively (2d left) in Uganda with other USA evangelical ministers pushing for Kill the Gays legislation

The entire councils of Roman Catholic Bishops of Ireland and of the USA, have engaged in a systematic, organized effort going back decades to cover up for priests who molest children, pressuring the victims to sign confidentiality agreements and quietly assigning the predators to new parishes where they could go on molesting. Tens of thousands of children have been raped and tortured as a result of this conspiracy of silence, not just in the Roman Catholic Church but increasingly in evangelical (Pentecostal, Adventist, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc) extremist exhorted congregations, especially in the Sovereign Grace Ministries (30-year-old family of churches with more than 80 congregations), Ted Haggard Ministries, Bishop Eddie Long, etc., matching the increasing pedophile pastors practice in Nigeria and Uganda.   Although these crimes against humanity are not exclusively within the Roman Catholic Church as there are certainly as many in the evangelical community from the ministries of Ted Haggard (and his boy toys), Tony Perkins, Scott Lively and his Abiding Truth Ministries (a certified hate group) campaigning for the slaughter of ten percent of all Ugandans, the Roman Catholic hierarchy gets more publicity because of its insane and unbiblical demand for the unnatural and abnormal act of clerical celibacy—even though thirty-eight popes were married and at least seven popes admitted to supporting and even raising to the cardinalate their young male lovers to shower favor and favoritism on them.

The worse offender against the dignity of the individual is the engorged evangelist Joseph Ratzinger, the current pope, but is representative of the German clergy where 24 dioceses out of 27 were found to maintain pedophile priests, with 94 priests and church employees directly identified as active pedophiles—with Ratzinger saying nothing and was supported by the scandal-riddled Irish episcopacy and clergy with the Bishop of Limerick Donald Murray, and the Bishop of Kildare Jim Moriarty, two of the Prelates who concealed clerical abuse of children for over more than three decades being the first to resign, and then followed on Christmas Eve with the demanded resignation of two Auxiliary Bishops of Dublin, Eamonn Walsh and Raymond Field. 

Father Stephen Kiesler

Father Stephen Kiesle

When he was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, this pernicious prelate was personally implicated in a case from the 1970s in which at least three sets of parents reported that a priest in his diocese had sexually abused their children. Ratzinger registered shock but did little more than assign the pedophile priest, Father Stephen Miller Kiesle, who tied up and molested two preteen boys in the rectory of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Union City, California, to therapy. 

A 1985 letter, written in Latin, to the Diocese of Oakland signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The letter said that a California priest accused of molesting children should not be defrocked without further study.

A 1985 letter, written in Latin, to the Diocese of Oakland signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. The letter said that a California priest accused of molesting children should not be defrocked without further study.

Ratzinger broke German law and cast out all claims without notifying law enforcement, washing his hands of the matter, with a whispered affirmation that as a cardinal, Ratzinger was merely following the blind bigotry of the invidiously iniquitous John Paul II who rejected any “aspersions” cast on priests—until they became “too public”. That priest, Father Stephen Miller Kiesle, was back on duty in just a few short days and went on to molest more children. Ratzinger was defended by then Oakland Diocese Bishop Salvatore Cordileone (who was appointed to the diocese by Ratzinger), who later became the cardinal bishop of San Francisco and is better known for his public drunkenness and lewdness than any spirituality.

Pope John Paul II with papal nuncio Pio cardinal Laghi

Pope John Paul II with papal nuncio Pio cardinal Laghi

By 2001, Ratzinger was officially defined by a Texas court as an accomplice in several pedophile cases. Ratzinger’s prestige and power in Houston, ultimately exempted him from the charge of complicity and he was not required to testify especially with the intercession of the insidious Condoleezza Rice who needed Vatican help to strip nations of corridors to crude to benefit her employers ExxonMobile and other oil big business.  Benedict would later snub Rice when the duplicity, the war in Iraq after snubbing John Paul II’s special envoy, Cardinal Pio Laghi, and other “troubling issues” became common knowledge (read here and here).

Ratzinger ignored a detailed letter against Kiesel, first written in 1981, and several follow-up letters, for four years. Finally, in 1985, he wrote back saying that more time was needed, and that they had to proceed very slowly to safeguard “the good of the Universal Church” in light of “the young age of the petitioner” — by which he meant not the victimized children, but the pedophile priest. It was blatantly stated that Kiesel was a good priest, and some cardinals even argued that he could not be laicized (declared not to be a priest) since he was under the age of 40.  However, by contrast, when the rogue archbishop Emmanuel Milingo of Zambia ordained married men as priests, both in New York and New Jersey, he was laicized six days later.  In 2011, Pope Benedict XVI fired an outspoken Australian bishop William Morris of the Toowoomba diocese, west of Brisbane who called on the Church to ordain women and married men, as vehemently as his pandering predecessor John Paul II.

William Morris of the Toowoomba calling for moral courage from bishops on the scale exhibited by Jesus

William Morris of the Toowoomba calling for moral courage from bishops on the scale exhibited by Jesus

In 2001, Cardinal Ratzinger wrote a letter, De Delictis Gravioribus, to all Catholic bishops advising them how to handle accusations of sex crimes by priests. Ratzinger rejected repeated calls to notify legal authorities but told all bishops that they were to report such cases only to the Vatican and tell no one else: “Cases of this kind are subject to the pontifical secret.” Ratzinger’s letter is precisely the smoking gun—as he recognized pedophilia and was prepared to stop the exposure of any Roman Catholic priest or prelate from public or media scrutiny in defiance of the laws of any area, state, or nation.  Like the molester of young males in the sixteenth century, Pope Julius II (like Pope Julius III and others), Ratzinger believed the Roman Catholic Church was above all civil laws and the Roman Catholic Church should rule over all nations in the same draconian fashion as the religious stranglehold of Christianity has on the government of Uganda.

John Bonny bishop of Antwerp, Belgium

John Bonny bishop of Antwerp, Belgium

The rebellion is growing in the Roman Catholic Church, to the dismay of the German pope, with Bishop Johan Bonny of Antwerp, Belgium, who was elevated to the position of being the 22nd bishop in the wake of revelation of sexual abuse by a bishop, openly announcing that he would be ready to ordain married men, believing that non-celibate clerics could contribute to the pastoral needs of the Church.

Benedict’s supporters have unique backgrounds, as is the case of the American friar Benedict Groeschel who blamed the epidemic of child molestation on sexually wanton boys (read here and here) who tempt priests into assaulting them.  Other clergy threaten to cut off funding for immigrants’ rights advocates because they sometimes work with gay-rights advocates. Preventing immigrants from getting legal and medical aid is less important than ensuring the church isn’t contaminated by even indirect contact with anyone who helps gay people.

Roman Catholic bishop endorsed fascist Spain's Franco

Roman Catholic bishop endorsed fascist Spain’s Franco

In a stellar sign of how ridiculously wretched,  disproportionate and unhinged the church’s martyrdom complex is, the current pope has compared expanding the rights of women and gay people to the murderous anticlerical violence of the 1930s Spanish civil war.  Yet it was the Roman Catholic Church that endorsed and blessed Franco and hailed Fascism in Spain.  Other supporters included the unsaintly Jesusmaria Escriva, who in April 1946, preached to Franco and his family, and from the fascist dictatorship built the basic foundation of Opus Dei (Allen, John L. (2005), Opus Dei: An Objective Look Behind the Myths and Reality of the Most Controversial Force in the Catholic Church, Garden City: Doubleday, p. 58). 

Blessing of Franco by the Roman Catholic Church

Blessing of Franco by the Roman Catholic Church

Opus Dei, following the design of Franco, is a paramilitary, pro-fascist, antimodernist, integralist (reactionary) organization that does not tolerate dissent–and became a trump card for reactionary popes through the twisted times of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.  On the alleged sanctity of John Paul II, read here and here and here.

The Roman Catholic Church, like its Eastern Orthodox “brother church”, has long lied about its own role in the atrocities of the Franco regime that it helped gain power and murder countless innocent people with the blessing of Jesusmaria Escriva, who was never a saint or holy man, and his odious opportunistic Opus Dei and other totalitarian dictatorships from Hitler and Mussolini to the impoverishment of Peru and other Latin American countries, and secret donations to religious political funds in Spain, the USA (where it secretly funneled money into the campaign by the dubiously devout Rick Santorum) and Uganda. At the same time, under the direction of Ratzinger, the Vatican used its official UN observer status to team up with Islamic theocracies like Iran (where Ratzinger was represented by Msgr. Romeo Panciroli; Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani, the brother of President Hashemi Rafsanjani, declared  Iran’s full endorsement of this collaboration and said there were many avenues for co-operation between religious states which were not confined to the prohibition of abortion) and Libya to oppose calls for family planning services to be made available in the world’s poorest nations with Libya claiming that any form of birth control was not only detrimental to the state but against the will of the god of Islam. Libya and the Roman Catholic Church were joined by Peru dictator Alberto Fujimori who had hundreds of mountain people in Peru forcibly sterilized with the encouragement from his daughter Keiko and son Kenye (both of whom sit in the 2012 thoroughly corrupt Peru Congress that is battered by neo-Nazi leader Martha Chavez) seeking to overthrow their father’s conviction for crimes against humanity.

Like the pandering Polish pope, John Paul II, Ratzinger has sent emissaries to desperately poor, AIDS-ravaged regions of Africa to spread the life-destroying lie that condoms do not prevent transmission of HIV. This papal absurdity was accepted and applauded by the Russian Orthodox Church that is run by a womanizing, child abusing clergy led by Patriarch Kirill who found nothing wrong with the Romanov family’s murder of innocent peasants and apostates (and were declared saints in the Russian Orthodox Church after well-placed bribes were placed with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow) and claimed that “attacks” on the church were identical to those by people who overthrew the scandalous Romanov dynasty; his words and that of Ratzinger were glorified by the statement of the deputy chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin.

Roger Vangheluwe, Bishop of Brugge

Roger Vangheluwe, Bishop of Brugge

Roman Catholic clergy and bedecked bishops in white lace flounces over flowing dresses of crimson, in the mid-20th century appointed a special papal commission to study whether Catholicism should permit the use of birth control. The commission, to no one’s surprise was composed almost completely of men chosen from their members. Theologians Anthony Kosnik, William Carroll, Ronald Modras, James Schulte, and Agnes Cunningham (the token female) took on the task. In 1977 they published Human Sexuality: New Directions in American Catholic Thought—not a woman of the general laity was involved, consulted, or considered.  The men, none of whom could become pregnant even after being raped, held the final card by claiming spiritual authority found nowhere in the Bible, yet as a few wags wrote: if men could become pregnant abortion would be a sacrament—bring a scowl from the German dragoon.  When the commission almost unanimously recommended that women should be allowed contraceptives, the church led by Ratzinger ignored the recommendation and doubled down on their absolute ban on contraception.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy has long preferred the death of a pregnant woman, impregnated even by rape or incest, over the removal of dead, deformed or damaging fetal tissue that can cost the woman her life.  The doctrine espoused by predatory prelates in countries where Roman Catholicism is the main force, such as in Latin America, Italy, Ireland and Poland, is that every zygote is a human baby in defiance of all medical logic and research to the contrary.  

Brasilian cardinal Cardosa Sobrinho in political cartoon.

Brasilian cardinal Cardosa Sobrinho in political cartoon.

The patronizing pastors and predatory prelates, such as Jose Cardoso Sobrinho who has been characterized as being key-hole spies, have excommunicated the doctors who performed an abortion on a pregnant 9-year-old who’d been raped by her stepfather.  He went so far as to excommunicate the child’s mother for agreeing to the abortion but did not speak out or condemn the incestuous father who had been regularly raping the child since she was six years old. No charges, ecclesiastical or secular were filed against the father, although the mother was reprimanded for not having sufficient control over her daughter.

Brasil’s anachronistic Archbishop Jose Cardoso Sobrinho (born in Caruaru, June 30 1933- ) of the coastal city of Recife announced that for the Vatican he was excommunicating the entire family of the child who medically would not have been able to deliver a baby since her hips were too narrow but not the child since she was a minor.  The doctors who performed the abortion were hailed for their efforts, the Brasilian Minister of health Jose Gomes Temporao referred to the doctors’ work, performed March 4, 2009, as “brilliant”.

Cordoso Sobrinho excommunicates doctors and families who tolerate necessity of an abortion.

Cordoso Sobrinho excommunicates doctors and families who tolerate necessity of an abortion.

Temporao declared that doctors were required to put law before religion, a statement that the majority of Brasil agreed with, since, on the average, 8700 women die each year because of the lack of professional abortion providers and follow-up examinations. 

A war of words ensued between the popular President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and the archbishop over the church’s decision.   The President said:”As a Christian and a Catholic,

Brasil questions Catholic tradition and authority

Brasil questions Catholic tradition and authority

I find it deeply lamentable that a bishop of the Catholic Church has such a conservative attitude,” Lula said on Globo TV. “In this case, the medical profession was more right than the church. One of the doctors involved in the procedure, Dr. Olimpio Moraes, said he thanked the archbishop for his excommunication because the controversy sheds light on Brasil’s restrictive abortion laws. He said women in Brasil’s countryside are victimized by Brazil’s ban on abortion in the same way as they are in all Roman Catholic controlled countries (more than one million women undergo abortions each year in Brasil, and doctors treat more than 250,000 of them because of botched abortion techniques; read here and here and here). 

Dom José cardinal Cardoso Sobrinho of Brasil

Dom José cardinal Cardoso Sobrinho of Brasil

Cardinal Cardoso Sobrinho has had other spurious accolades to his credit: he is among those who protect pedophiles throughout Brasil and has been seen in gay clubs.  Brasil’s (O. Carm.) of Recife and Olinda, has been portrayed in cartoons and tabloids not only as a peeping-tom: an alter ego of Brasil’s Roman Catholic Church but as a viper determined to extract confessions of presumed guilt from women in the same manner as

Dom José Cardoso Sobrinho cartoon

Dom José Cardoso Sobrinho cartoon

the Spanish Inquisition interrogated women with threats and force of diabolical designed machinery.  Among the least qualified for the cardinalate, it was Cardoso Sobrinho’s vehemently violent rhetoric that won him the beret that announced his ascension to the college of cardinals and left dread in the decaying family structure in Brasil that the prelate continuously attacked from pulpit and public squares.  As the clerical clown crowed, there was never a human right that he regarded or respected.

Every diocesan member had to fall to the miscreant mind-numbing murmurs of Mother Church.  The theological troglodyte retired on July 1, 2009; even the President of Brasil declaring that the prelate pushed beyond the borders of fairness and mercy with his senseless multiple excommunications.

The Roman Catholic episcopacy in Ireland is as savage and senseless as Cardoso Sobrinho in sanctioning the unnecessary deaths of women who cannot successfully or willingly give birth to products of rape, incest, and malformation. Savita Halappanavar wasn’t the first to die at Catholic-run hospitals that are willing to let women die rather than having a therapeutic safe abortion, even when a miscarriage is already in progress and no possible procedure could save the fetus.  Similar fate was in store for Americans whose closest hospital was Roman Catholic and where doctors forgot their Hippocratic Oath written in Ionic Greek (late 5th century BC),  that requires a new physician to swear upon a number of healing gods that he will uphold a number of professional ethical standards and look after the welfare of a living mortal.

A majority of Roman Catholic priests and prelates refused to provide contraception or abortion to women who were abducted and forced to work as prostitutes. Roman Catholic clergy have even gone as far as filing a frivolous lawsuit—that they lost—complaining that contraceptives were violating their religious freedom in telling women how they could control and manage their reproductive rights and bodies when the government took away their contract.  US District Judge Richard Stearns explained why the bishops were in the wrong, writing:

To insist that the government respect the separation of church and state is not to discriminate against religion; indeed, it promotes a respect for religion by refusing to single out any creed for official favor at the expense of all others…This case is about the limits of the government’s ability to delegate to a religious institution the right to use taxpayer money to impose its beliefs on others [who may or may not share them].

It is worse in Poland, the land of Polish extremism where hoodlums run free in the streets to deny individual rights of choice with praise from pastors to priests in their stand against what they see as corruption.  In Poland, the Roman Catholic Church, using tactics of the medieval Inquisition of the Christian religion in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, ordered Polish politicians to vote for a law banning IVF and threatened to excommunicate any who didn’t comply.  Those who did not capitulate immediately to the carnivorous clergy were mocked publicly and churches launched broadsides against the government as being “set against god”.

The Vatican with the entire episcopacy in lockstep as if all were hailing the return and revitalization of Ratzinger’s Third Reich, quickly went after women’s right of choice, specifically targeting the Komen Foundation and its organization better known for its “race for a cure” for breast cancer than its support of Planned Parenthood. It was the Roman Catholic Church that was the major source of the pressure on the Komen Foundation that led to its disastrous decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood, with many claiming that the Komen Foundation was a front for the Roman Catholic Church.  As Reuters news agency noted:  “In recent years, Komen has allocated at least $17.6 million of the donations it receives to U.S. Catholic universities, hospitals and charities”–definitely not without ties to the Roman Catholic Church.  The veil of secrecy that shrouded the fund-raiser was removed.  Komen’s quickly lost favor when its support of Planned Parenthood became public knowledge and Church opposition reached dramatic new proportions in 2011, when the 11 bishops who represent Ohio’s 2.6 million Catholics announced a statewide policy banning church and parochial school donations to Komen.  Being a covert hand of the Roman Catholic Church, Komen within a few days reversed itself and withdrew its financial support of Planned Parenthood.

Forever the Grand Inquisitor, worse than that defined by Dostoevsky in his Brothers Karamazov, Benedict XVI feels he has a god-given right to interfere in politics in all nations.  Through the frigid mask of the Roman Catholic bishops of the USA, the Roman Catholic Church announced an inquisition into the Girl Scouts to get to the bottom of its association with morally suspect groups like Doctors without Borders and Oxfam.  The vile arm of the Roman Catholic Church is investigating the Girl Scouts because of the Girl Scouts alleged support for reproductive rights and freedom of choice for women.  Nationally, American Roman Catholic nuns are being charged with subversion as the villainous Vatican ordered a “doctrinal investigation” of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  The organization represents approximately 80 percent of American nuns, and can be sanctioned since they are a Roman Catholic organization.  The Girl Scouts are not affiliated with the cantankerous Church of Rome and are not welcome for promoting safe-sex and not abstinence.

The malevolent Vatican has bared its fangs frantically against Doctors without Borders because the administer medicine not ministry and offer equal care to all people.  The Roman Catholic hierarchy harangues the group because it not only supports the right of a woman to elect an abortion but states its willingness to offer therapeutic abortions without cost to the poor of the world.  Oxfam was denigrated by the Roman Catholic episcopacy and Ratzinger because it offers food to women who had abortions.  Yet the Roman Catholic Church gets over a billion Euros in property tax exemption to spread its hate and deny human rights worldwide.

R. Walker Nickless and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadt reject separation of state and church.

R. Walker Nickless and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadt reject separation of state and church.

Roman Catholic bishops in the USA, with the most notoriously sinister located in the Midwest, especially in Iowa with Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa taking the most extreme stand calling it a line to vote on, Minnesota led by Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul & Minneapolis, and Wisconsin Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay who have long been against the US Bill of Rights when it comes to free choice, and Indiana’s Father Sammie Maletta of St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, who argues that the Roman Catholic Church has a right to instruct its followers on how to vote and live as a sign of religious liberty (funded by the Republican controlled Heritage Foundation; for more on this lie read here), and the majority (98%) of Roman Catholic women use contraceptives; and Obama won the majority of the Roman Catholic vote: 52% – 45%), that are cavalierly cannibalized by crass clergy, have been one of the major forces attacking Obamacare, filing lawsuits arguing that non-church Catholic employers should be able to decide whether or not employee health insurance plans will cover contraception. This is an unfurled and effective argument that a woman’s employer should be allowed to force her to pay more for medical coverage, or even place it out of her reach altogether, based on his religious beliefs. It is rank misogyny and gynophobia richly rendered by Benedict XVI and his gaggle of gospel geese that has little if any knowledge of what the original scrolls contain.  The Roman Catholic Church in the USA does not speak for all Roman Catholics in the USA.

Father Frank Klep

Father Frank Klep

In Australia, Roman Catholic clerics derailed police investigations of accused pedophile  priests.  The Australian Roman Catholic episcopacy has escalated putting pressure on higher-ups to get investigating officer removed from cases, especially in the case of the Rev. Frank Klep (read more here).

A direct assault on academic freedom occurs daily within the Roman Catholic Church and its schools, especially at San Augustine’s in Chiclayo (where I taught) and Lima, Perú, and the various Opus Dei schools, such as Colegios Cibos and  Fontanar, throughout Peru (it took over the Pontifical University in Lima to make it more “church oriented; Opus Dei runs Universidad de Piura, destroying its academic freedom and creating robots of its student body) are mindless institutions where obedience is more critical than objectivity, and where indoctrination is considered more worthwhile than is investigation and education.  Opus Dei schools have the singular intent of taking over the world and refashioning it in a way identical Hitler’s goal of controlling Europe and beyond (for the Spanish, read here), its crimes, especially in Perú, are legendary as it spins its tangled web throughout Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Far from being “spiritually based” its hidden agenda is to make as much money as possible and with it rule; its main apologist is Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, and has negligible difference from the group in Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code. The Roman Catholic Church demanded that Sunday school teachers sign a loyalty oath agreeing to submit “will and intellect” to the proclamations of church leaders (read here, and rational is here and here).

Father Edmund Walsh (McCarthy's priest)

Father Edmund Walsh (McCarthy’s priest)

Some top church officials, including the current pope, have advocated denying communion to politicians who support progressive and pro-choice political ideas.  As occurred in the days of US Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) who was openly controlled by the Roman Catholic Church in the USA, through the priest Edmund Walsh (when McCarthy died, over 100 priests met for the funeral mass and urged the Wisconsin senator to be declared a saint for his pursuit against “communism” and “enemies of religion” in which we find the foundation stones for Opus Dei and other organized hate groups) the Roman Catholic Church in the USA openly opposed President Barrack Obama on his social stands for the liberty of all and the right of choice (read here and here).  Throughout its petrified parsimonious past pushing to the present and into the future, the Roman Catholic Church also opposes preemptive war and the death penalty, no conservative politician has ever been denied communion on this basis.

Nuns on the bus (USA)

Nuns on the bus (USA)

From the bishops of New York to the most pathetic of patriarchs perched on the platform of religion as Pope Benedict XVI, Roman Catholic clergy have initiated an unprecedented unholy war against the Sisters of the Church (especially for Nuns on the Bus that toured the USA in quest of fairness for everyone) for showing too much compassion and charity to “fallen women”, the poor, victims of rape and violence, and those who seek the end of unwanted fetal tissue generation.   The mentality of the ministers of the faith is nearly Neanderthal in their cracked down on American nuns by Benedict XVI and American cardinals for doing too much to help the poor and not enough to oppose gay marriage, condemning them for displaying a seditious “feminist spirit“. 

Tebartz-van Elst, 52, bishop of Limburg

Tebartz-van Elst, 52, bishop of Limburg

In Germany, where parishioners pay an officially assessed tax rate to the church, they’ve tried to blackmail people who don’t want to pay the church tax, threatening to fire them from jobs in church institutions. In some cases, if the person opts out but later loses the paperwork, they demand on-the-spot repayment of decades of back taxes.  Priests and bishops generally live more luxuriant lives than their parishioners and detail that their ministry demands more creature comforts (as with the German bishop Tebartz-van Elst, 52, of Limburg read here and here).

Daniel Jenky bishop of Peoria IL

Daniel Jenky bishop of Peoria IL

In the USA, the Roman Catholic bishops are worse than their continental compatriots.  They have compared Democratic officeholders, including President Obama, to Hitler and Stalin (read here for the comments of Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Illinois; cp. here for those made by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki from Springfield, Illinois) and have

Thomas John Paprocki bishop of Springfield IL

Thomas John Paprocki bishop of Springfield IL

said that it jeopardizes a person’s eternal salvation if they don’t vote as the bishops instruct them to vote.  They are supported by the most evil encampment of enemies to the US Constitution and to freedom: the Becket Foundation, a far-right group organized to fight any separation of state and church (read here and here) and is a quasi-official arm of the Roman Catholic Church and the Republican Party.

Benedict XVI and Roman Catholic bishops fight against equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. Not only does the Catholic Church hierarchy refuse to officially perform church weddings for gay and lesbian couples (many priests do perform them privately or semi-privately and I have attended two of them); they want to write that prohibition into the civil law and deny marriage equality to everyone who doesn’t fit their religious criteria.  The Roman Catholic Church as a single entity, plus various bishoprics and archbishoprics has invested vast amounts of money and effort into doing so. In the 2012 election cycle alone, the church spent almost $2 million in an unsuccessful fight to defeat marriage-equality initiatives in four states amounting to more than $11.3 million from donations to the church by parishioners but without getting any parishioner’s consent for the expenditure

Like many evangelical ministers who, when not wife-swapping or having boyfriends and boy toys on the side, Roman-Catholic bishops and clergy are kept busy  comparing gay sex to pedophilia and incest and called for it to be forbidden by law, saying that “states can and must regulate behaviors, including various sexual behaviors.”  These accusations continue even though 10,969 Roman Catholic clergy in the USA admit to being pedophiles.

The fear of homosexuality that is rampant throughout the Roman Catholic (studies do not agree as to numbers, but estimates are between 23% – 58%; read here), Orthodox (there are no studies since most priests refuse interviews or paper surveys, but the various churches from Russian to Bulgarian, Ukrainian, etc argue that homosexuality is a sin and one who is homosexual cannot be a priest) and various Protestant ministerial groups (it is accepted in the ELCA of the Lutheran Church but not the Missouri or Wisconsin synods), has led especially Roman Catholic organizations, on strict order by the Vatican, to  shut down adoption clinics rather than consider gay people as prospective parents. The church’s quasi-official position is that it’s better for children to remain orphans or in foster care than to be placed in a loving, committed same-sex household (here and here and here for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology based on scientific studies).

Matthew-Shepard-Scholars, of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa:  The Eychaner Foundation

Matthew-Shepard-Scholars, of the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa: The Eychaner Foundation

More gruesome is the Roman Catholic Church’s stand against any gay group that is working to end Church and School efforts to ban any anti-LGBT bullying group, anti-teen-suicide foundation from any Catholic school ceremony.  The Roman Catholic Church explained it that the group’s mission is “contrary to the teachings of the Catholic church” as was the case in

Martin J. Amos, 8th bishop of Davenport, Iowa

Martin J. Amos, 8th bishop of Davenport, Iowa

Davenport, Iowa, where its bishop, Martin Amos, retread to fifteenth century thought trumpeted by the Inquisition of the Roman Catholic Church suffering under its most corrupt pedophile popes in its ecclesiastical history in denouncing the group at Prince of Peace Catholic School.  Sectarian politics played a major role in this attack on human freedoms, when the prelate complained that unspecified groups awarding scholarships were not in accord with Roman Catholic Church teachings, then backtracked by noting that both the Roman Catholic Church and the scholarship were against bullying and defamation of character.  This issue had not arisen in any previous statement nor at any earlier time.  It came out only when one Roman Catholic high school

Keaton Fuller received a Matthew Sheperd scholarship, initially rejected by the archdiocese of Davenport.

Keaton Fuller received a Matthew Sheperd scholarship, initially rejected by the archdiocese of Davenport.

senior Keaton Fuller, Clinton, Iowa, won a $40,000 scholarship named after martyred Matthew Shepard who was tied to a fence with barbed wire in Wyoming and left to die for being gay. 

On April 27, 2012, the Diocese intervened and told the recipient that a member of the would not be permitted to present the award at graduation, but that it would be presented by a school staff member in fear that some molecules from the award would infect the other graduates and turn them gay. The bishop, Martin J. Amos, through the diocese office, issued a statement that it was a “long-standing policy” regarding guest speakers that the school “cannot allow anyone or any organization which [sic] promotes a position that is contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church to present at a diocesan institution”.  The Des Moines Register later printed:

Fuller and the Eychaner Foundation’s founder, Rich Eychaner, both thanked Bishop Amos for finding an acceptable resolution. The script to be read on graduation day will say the scholarship ‘is granted to distinguished Iowa high school seniors who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender’ and that Fuller ‘gradually shared his story with friends and classmates … and was embraced by the Prince of Peace community.

“ ‘As I leave Prince of Peace, it’s comforting to know that this experience may make it easier for the next gay student who attends this school,’ Fuller said in a statement issued Friday. ‘Please know that this week has not been about me. Rather, it has been about recognizing that everybody deserves to be treated equally, regardless of any differences we may have.’ ”

The Roman Catholic Council of USA Bishops is even more reactionary that Iowa’ Bishop Ames, with many of the bishops self-confessed pedophiles.  They told a teenager he wouldn’t be allowed to go through confirmation because he posted a pro-gay-rights status message on Facebook, and they expelled a preschooler from a private Catholic school because his parents were lesbians. This was true both in Grand Forks and throughout Minnesota

Rachel Mike, who won a settlement in a case involving Father Poole, at her confirmation in the summer of 1975. Behind her is Father George Endal, accused of raping or molesting several boys and allegedly walking in on another priest performing oral sex on a 6-year-old boy and doing nothing to stop it.

Rachel Mike, who won a settlement in a case involving Father Poole, at her confirmation in the summer of 1975. Behind her is Father George Endal, accused of raping or molesting several boys and allegedly walking in on another priest performing oral sex on a 6-year-old boy and doing nothing to stop it.

as with the Jesuit priest Donald J. McGuire. Oregon’s dioceses paid more than

Pedophile Jesuit priest Donald J. McGuire, friend of Mother (St.) Teresa of Calcutta

Pedophile Jesuit priest Donald J. McGuire, friend of Mother (St.) Teresa of Calcutta

$166 million (the third largest settlement to sex abuse survivors who were Native Americans and Alaskan natives, boys and girls, who were abused by priests at Catholic schools throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.  The settlement covered more than 450 victims raped by Jesuit priests of the Roman Catholic Church.  Most rapes occurred in remote villages and on reservations, and when the Jesuits filed for bankruptcy in 2009, the victims responded noting that the province remained wealthy because it controls and owns Gonzaga University, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Seattle University and other schools and properties with Opus Dei prevalent in most institutions. The Jesuits made Alaska a “pedophile paradise“.

Timothy cardinal Dolan (New York City) pedophile cover-up in Milwaukee and NYC

Timothy cardinal Dolan (New York City) pedophile cover-up in Milwaukee and NYC

To cover-up their own pedophile propensities and seduction of women, the Roman Catholic Council of Bishops in the USA have a history of dumping known pedophile priests in isolated, poor, rural communities, where they apparently assumed that local people wouldn’t dare to complain or that no one would listen if they did.   Adding insult to injury, the attackers of the victims were give payouts  — as much as $20,000 in some cases — to pedophile priests, to buy their silence and quietly ease them out of the priesthood, after specifically denying in public that they were doing this with such payouts being orchestrated and pushed by New York City Timothy cardinal Dolan (read here) who was, then, archbishop of Milwaukee.

When the legislature of the State of Connecticut proposed extending statute-of-limitations laws to allow older child-abuse cases to be tried, the bishops of Connecticut ordered a letter to be read during Mass instructing parishioners to contact their representatives and lobby against it.  The bishops claimed that they were worried about frivolous lawsuits.  To fight back against and intimidate abuse-survivor groups like SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), the church’s lawyers have filed absurdly broad subpoenas demanding the disclosure of decades’ worth of documents.  

Bill Donahue of the Catholic League against SNAP

Bill Donahue of the Catholic League against SNAP

William Donahue, an arch-conservative Roman Catholic, calls SNAP “a menace to the Catholic Church” for exposing rampant pedophiles in its membership.  While Donahue argues that the bishops are in league together to fight charges, the US Council of Catholic Bishops has rejected such a claim.

Similar problems occurred throughout the USA. No diocese was exempt.

Monsignor William Lynn kept predators in ministry in Philadelphia

Monsignor William Lynn kept predators in ministry in Philadelphia

 When Monsignor William Lynn, a Catholic official from Philadelphia, was charged with knowingly returning predator priests to duty, his defense was to blame those decisions on his superior, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua (read here about Romano Ferraro, and here for Father Peter J. Dunn who was judged “a very sick man” and was psychoanalyzed as an untreatable pedophile, and a narcissist with an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder; and here for Rev. Stanley Gana who collected nude photographs of his victims) ultimately judged competent to stand trial.  His statement acknowledged that the corruption reaches to the highest levels of the church. 

Forcible castrations were justified as a means to keep youth from homosexuality and to punish young males who were not "cooperative".

Forcible castrations were justified as a means to keep youth from homosexuality and to punish young males who were not “cooperative”.

In the Netherlands, ten boys were castrated in church-run hospitals after complaining to the police about sexual abuse by priests (many young males were castrated on orders from bishops who feared they were homosexuals, and were told that castration cures a male of homosexual tendencies).  The archbishop used the same excuse as given by the Nazis to justify his silence.  Several months later, it was reported that this same cardinal had personally arranged to move a pedophile priest to a different parish to shield him from accusations. 

Ad cardinal Simmons of Utrecht transferred a paedophile priest to a parish in Amersfoort where the priest repeatedly sexually abused children

Ad cardinal Simmons of Utrecht transferred a paedophile priest to a parish in Amersfoort where the priest repeatedly sexually abused children

While he was Archbishop of Utrecht, Cardinal Ad Simonis shielded a paedophile priest.  This was neither the first nor the last time that the Church in the Netherlands covered paedophiles, both priests and nuns.

Even alleged saints have been implicated in sex abuse cases.  In one case, Mother Teresa successfully persuaded the church to return a later convicted pedophile priest, Father Donald McGuire, to duty because he was a friend of hers (read here and here). Eight additional complaints of child abuse were later lodged against Father Donald McGuire, justifying Christopher Hitchens original indictment of the Albanian born nun in his 1997 book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice (London and New York: Verso, 1995). Among other “oversights” Teresa had set up a worldwide system of “homes for the dying” that routinely failed to provide adequate care to patients.

Kaligat (Mother Theresa's home for sick and dying, Calcutta)

Kaligat (Mother Theresa’s home for sick and dying, Calcutta)

There is money to be made by the Roman Catholic Church is raising dead people to sainthood, as with Mother Teresa.  They canonized Mother Teresa for doing little more than offering a squalid place for people to die; it was called Kaligat; starvation is one of the main sources of death, despite that there is an abundance of food for those who can pay for it, next to none is given in charity, with children being the primary victims). Outside observers who visited her “Home for the Dying” reported that medical care was substandard and dangerous, limited to aspirin and unsterilized needles rinsed in tap water, administered by untrained volunteers. The millions of dollars collected by Mother Teresa and her order, enough to build many advanced clinics and hospitals remain unaccounted for.

Father Martin P. O'Loghlen

Father Martin P. O’Loghlen

Never troubled by appointing pedophiles to church offices, the Roman Catholic Church appointed Martin O’Loghlen, to a church-run sexual abuse advisory board – even though O’Loghlen himself was a known abuser who molested a teenage girl, Julie Malcom (she later filed legal action against him), in the 1960s and admitted to having a “sexual addiction”.  When this was discovered, it was poorly veiled, still the Roman Catholic Church had the audacity to plead for money and ask parishioners to pick up the tab for legal costs and settlements.

The Australian and New Zealand nuns in the Roman Catholic Church followed precedents established in Europe, especially in Ireland, by its nuns and priests abducting  tens of thousands of babies from unwed mothers who gave birth in Catholic-run hospitals all.  They also forced drugged or helpless women to give their newborn children up for adoption against their will.

The list is endless.  The atrocities, barbarities and evil of the Roman Catholic Church is tantamount to the disdain and disregard of all other churches including the Russian Orthodox Church and its attack on dissent in the case with Pussy Riot.  Like the Taliban and Islamic extremists, the Roman Catholic Church also strangles dissent and dissenters (literally and metaphorically) as when it tried to have the Indian skeptic Sanal Edamuruku charged with blasphemy and imprisoned for debunking a claim of a miraculous weeping statue (read here and here and here and here).

The Roman Catholic Church’s finances are a disorganized mess.  The operate their own bank with ATMs, all mired in money laundering, but lack strong accounting controls and clear internal separations, which means parishioners who give to the church can have no assurance of what the money will be used for.  According to an investigation by the Economist, funds meant for hospitals, cemeteries and priests’ pensions have been raided to pay legal fees and settlements in several diocesan bankruptcies.

Vatican ATM is in Latin

Vatican ATMs are in Latin

The Roman Catholic Church is one large scandal and at the top of this scandal is the bankrupt papacy, the worse in history: Benedict XVI is implicated with two top associates in money laundering.  His life-size portrait hangs over all ATMs with all instructions for use in Latin.  Benedict XVI has never been a saint, as new information surfaces on the predatory pope daily (read here and here and here where Ratzinger is given the title of God’s Rottweiler, while placing “the devil” (not the pedophile priest) as the source of evil in child abuse cases).

Stop supporting the church with your money and your time. Such action, however it may seem is more than justified by a cornucopia of reasons showing that the church as an institution is beyond reform, and the only meaningful response is to part ways with it and let it die in the filth of its pedophile priests, greed for enrichment of a few while millions starve, and the lack of a mission to truly educate rather than indoctrinate new generations of soon-to-be Roman robots.

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Treason of the Koch Family of Kansas

Fred Koch (1900-1967)
Fred Koch (1900-1967)

The Koch conglomerate of companies states that the Koch family “owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching.” (Koch Industries, “Koch Companies in Asia-Pacific” at Koch Industries website: http://www.kochind.com/, accessed April 2011.) This ever-expanding umbrella company was started in 1927 by Fred Koch who had four sons, Frederick R. Koch, b. 1932, Charles G. Koch b. 1935, David H. and William I. Koch twins born in 1940. Fred Koch was no less than a charter member of the John Birch Society (and while some argue that Koch was possibly the actual founder and creator of the John Birch myth, Robert Welch created the society in 1958) and passed his hatred of anything that imitated or suggested any form of “communism” to the current owners: his sons. These children, who are, through their foundations, arguably the leading and most influential funders of anti-regulation and conservative activism in the United States are open enemies of any social action or assistance to anyone who is poor, unemployed, underemployed, or unable to sustain life. Thriving in the World of Oz (the State of Kansas), but without Dorothy or Toto, Fred C. Koch was among those most determined to root out all who disagreed with his interpretation of government and freedom. No individual’s wealth, life, reputation, or family was neither important nor would it be respected if it betrayed Fred C.’s megalomaniac interests.

Because of a narcissist complex where Fred C saw himself as the arbitrator of the world and believed that the world was his to pluck like ripe fruit to devour and satisfy his own peculiarities, Fred Koch was no less than a charter member of the John Birch Society (and argued, wrongly, by some as possibly the actual founder and creator of the John Birch myth) and passed his hatred of anything that imitated or suggested any form of “communism” to the current owners: his sons. These children, who are, through their foundations, arguably the leading and most influential funders of anti-regulation and conservative activism in the United States are open enemies of any social action or assistance to anyone who is poor, unemployed, underemployed, or unable to sustain life.

Koch Industries pollution (in Top Ten in the World)

About 750,000 people a year die prematurely from air pollution related issues worldwide. For water pollution (this includes inadequate water supplies too though), the number is 1.7 million deaths a year.  10% of these 2.5 million deaths can be attributed to the Koch Brothers and the Koch Industries that are not only killing the people of Kansas but people throughout the world; this makes the Koch family mass murderers. Read more: http://greenanswers.com/q/31089/pollution-toxins/how-many-people-die-air-and-water-every-year#ixzz1KM43U8VC. To make such a claim is considered “communist” or “socialist” and is decried by those ignorant of science–including over 50 US Senators who believe that global warming and climate change is a hoax–because they accept bribes in the tens of thousands of dollars from the Koch family, wth many claiming that they are liberating the world from communism and false science in the name of John Morrison Birch.

What would be the priorities of the Koch brothers’ Energy and Commerce Committee? Giving their benefactors anything they desire, of course: “Nine of the 12 new Republicans on the panel signed a pledge distributed by a Koch-founded advocacy group — Americans for Prosperity — to oppose the Obama administration’s proposal to regulate greenhouse gases.”

Six of Koch’s Chosen sit on the panel. Brandishing the lie ”mandate,”  they have cobbled together an agenda approved by Koch Industries.  From the Los Angeles Times by Alex Constantine (February 15, 2011) “The Best Congressional Energy Committee that Koch Brothers Money Could buy”:

The new committee members include a congressman who has hired a former Koch Industries lawyer as his chief of staff. Another, Rep. Morgan Griffith of Virginia, won a long-shot bid to unseat a 14-term moderate Democrat with help from Americans for Prosperity, which marshaled conservative activists in his district. By some estimates, AFP spent over a quarter-million dollars on negative ads in the campaign. …

Perhaps the Kochs’ most surprising and important ally on the committee is its new chairman, Rep. Fred Upton. The Republican from Michigan, who was once criticized by conservatives for his middle-of-the-road approach to environmental issues, is now leading the effort to rein in the EPA. … Upton received $20,000 in donations from Koch employees in 2010, making them among his top ten donors in that cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Last week the chairman released a draft of a bill that would strip the EPA of its ability to curb carbon emissions. The legislation is in line with the Kochs’ long-advocated stance that the federal government should have a minimal role in regulating business. In addition, the Kochs’ oil refineries and chemical plants stand to pay millions to reduce air pollution under currently proposed EPA regulations.

John Birch (1918-1945)

The John Birch Society began with an apologiathat it was defending the USA and its values—values that belong to Fred C. Koch. In reality, the JBS was and remains anti-American, pro-racist, and preaches the subjugation of women to men as if that was the divine order—an order determined by men—not by women. The JBS quickly became more frightening to those who cherished freedom and liberty as it transmogrified further into the mouthpiece of the corrupt family in the USA: The Koch Family of Wichita, Kansas. JBS advocates the abolition of income tax (wrongly claiming it was a “Democratic Party invention to slow down corporate profits that put Americans to work” while, in fact, it was established by Republican President Abraham Lincoln to pay for the US Civil War), and the repeal of civil rights legislation (to this end his grandsons have been funding movements in such backward states as Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and so forth, where state boards of education are rewriting textbooks that claim that Black people were happier as slaves than as free people), which are seen as being Communist inspired.

Protests against Koch-inspired, JBS backing Blacklisting

It was Fred C. Koch who first hailed one of the greatest liars ever to live in the White House: Richard M. Nixon (R-CA; he was advised by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) and his senior conspirator United States Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI). These two gasconades initiated an attack on basic rights of citizens of the USA in the 1950s during their infamous McCarthy-Nixon hearings on Un-American Activities. The USA was terrorized by the rise of Soviet power, especially in areas of arms and potential space control. Living in a withering fear, they voluntarily gave up basic writes that wrongfully blacklisted (permanently) many Hollywood stars, screen writers, producers (http://moderntimes.com/blacklist/ and see, e.g., Schwartz, Richard A. (1999). “How the Film and Television Blacklists Worked”. Florida International University. http://comptalk.fiu.edu/blacklist.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-03 with the two most corrupt and diabolical voices raised against Hollywood being Ronald Reagan (President of the Screen Actors Guild), and cartoon maker Walt Disney.

A group of studio executives, acting under the aegis (and with Koch funding) of the Motion Picture Association of America, announced the firing of the artists—the so-called Hollywood Ten—in what has become known as the Waldorf Statement that was a two-page press release issued on December 3, 1947, by Eric Johnston, president of the Motion Picture Association of America (http://comptalk.fiu.edu/blacklist.htm).

Red Channels by fascist-controlled Counterattack

On June 22, 1950, a pamphlet called Red Channels appeared being published by a right-wing fascist group known as Counterattack founded by Alfred Kohlberg (1887-1960; see: Herzstein, Robert E. (2006-06-01). “Alfred Kohlberg: Counter-Subversion in the Global Struggle against Communism, 1944-1960”. Globalization, Empire, and Imperialism in Historical Perspective. University of North Carolina. http://www.webcitation.org/5HqTqz3zF). Kohlberg was an importer of Chinese textiles and an ardent member of the Anti-Communist “China Lobby”, funded a for profit-organization staffed by a group of former FBI agents who had little to no regard for the Bill of Rights that they declared to be “communist inspired”.  Arguing that Christianity was a Business Process and successful businesses were demonstrating their allegiance to an extra-biblical Jesus who came to the Earth to bring a sword to strike for business and not to bring peace citing Matthew 10:34-36: 34μη νομισητε οτι ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην επι την γην ουκ ηλθον βαλειν ειρηνην αλλα μαχαιραν  35ηλθον γαρ διχασαι ανθρωπον κατα του πατρος αυτου και θυγατερα κατα της μητρος αυτης και νυμφην κατα της πενθερας αυτης  36και εχθροι του ανθρωπου οι οικιακοι αυτου (taking the election of the saved out of context from 1 Timothy 6:17-19; contemporary apologetics for this are based on random scriptural passages concerning Abraham, Issac, Jacob, King David, Solomon, Boaz, the Apostle Matthew, Zacchaeus, etc, “All were blessed with wealth” (Deuteronomy 8:18 and Ecclesiastics 5:19) but this also is out of context; compare the entries at http://christianblogs.christianet.com/1132141788.htm), they called themselves the American Business Consultants Inc. This group focused on the field of broadcasting and those who were broadcasters. It named 151 entertainment industry professionals in the context of “Red Fascists and their sympathizers”, conveniently distorting the meaning of “fascism” and ignoring the fascism of Fred C. Koch of Kansas.

Soon most of those named, along with a host of other artists, were barred from employment in much of the entertainment field), as well as teachers at all levels of academe creating a suffocating anti-intellectual mood and open hostility to science and literature (seeing in most world literature communism the degradation of authority and the elevation of singular authorities (dictatorial states such as in Germany, Italy, Japan, and so forth) or an appeal to authority that was written (the Bible, Koran, and so forth) or an appeal to ridicule that attempt to discredit an opponent rather than specifically addressing his or her argument; these steps have once more appeared with the dumbing down of education and the rise of a thought police, which today in the English-speaking world, especially in the USA, critics like

David Horowitz by Gage Skidmore

David Horowitz (who created the David Horowitz Freedom [sic] Center) is a rightwing ideologue who has been married four times, has founded some of the most virulent anti-human rights groups with special attacks on Blacks and Muslims, and has been labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as one of 17 “right-wing foundations and think tanks support[ing] efforts to make bigoted and discredited ideas respectable.”(Berlet, Chip (2003). “Into the Mainstream”. Intelligence Report. Southern Poverty Law Center. http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=105.) Berlet accused Horowitz of blaming slavery on “black Africans … abetted by dark-skinned Arabs” and of “attack[ing] minority ‘demands for special treatment’ as ‘only necessary because some blacks can’t seem to locate the ladder of opportunity within reach of others,’ rejecting the idea that they could be the victims of lingering racism.”, William Bennett, a former US Secretary of Education, and paleoconservative activist Patrick Buchanan, criticize schools and universities as ‘intellectualist’ based on three sets of criteria: political bias (e.g. liberal or secular), deficient curricula (e.g. the humanities that emphasize the superiority of western civilization), and impracticability (e.g. it has to make money which shows one’s value) the intellectual ideal of knowledge for its own sake is rejected; cf. Searle, John R. (1971). The Campus Wars, Chapter 2: The Students; cf. http://www.ditext.com/searle/campus/2.html), and labor organizers and unions, forcing thousands to commit suicide and without full justification executing the Rosenbergs in California on the grounds that they were traitors. For this reason, its opponents characterize it as a white citizens’ society dedicated to preventing minorities from gaining political power. Some of the 151 were already being denied employment because of their political beliefs, history, or mere association with suspected “subversives” while others were scathingly denounced by Koch for not recognizing his rise to power and questioning his fascist tactics—the State of Kansas became known among freedom loving intellectuals as the hell-hole of the nation, having shown its own growing Khristian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan that is increasingly associating itself and urging its members to join Koch family’s John Birch Society. Equal to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party, and identical with and to the KKK, the John Birch Society claimed it was purifying Christianity and ridding it of dissent. Birchers shared a common ideology and some overlapping membership with Doctor Frederick Charles Schwarz (an Australian physician who was active in USA politics while claiming that his home in Sidney was his legal address) and his California-based Christian Anti-communism Crusade (which is still active and now out-rivals the Nazis of 1944: http://schwarzreport.org/)—although the early Christians were communists in the pure definition of that word. Like all evangelical extremists and theological thugs, Schwarz (like Richard Nixon and Robert F. Kennedy, followed by Reagan and George W. Bush) has no concept of what the Bible said nor what how it was interpreted. Like the Koch family, they fantasize and create their own interpretation og (or more commonly ignore) Acts 2:42-44: 42ησαν δε προσκαρτερουντες τη διδαχη των αποστολων και τη κοινωνια και τη κλασει του αρτου και ταις προσευχαις 43εγενετο δε παση ψυχη φοβος πολλα τε τερατα και σημεια δια των αποστολων εγινετο 44παντες δε οι πιστευοντες ησαν επι το αυτο και ειχον απαντα κοινα. Of course, following the hollow holiness of other biblical illiterates like Pat Robertson (a self-style evangelist), James Robinson, Schwarz and the Kochs ignominiously ignore Acts 4:32-35: 32του δε πληθους των πιστευσαντων ην η καρδια και η ψυχη μια και ουδε εις τι των υπαρχοντων αυτω ελεγεν ιδιον ειναι αλλ ην αυτοις απαντα κοινα 33και μεγαλη δυναμει απεδιδουν το μαρτυριον οι αποστολοι της αναστασεως του κυριου ιησου χαρις τε μεγαλη ην επι παντας αυτους 34 ουδε γαρ ενδεης τις υπηρχεν εν αυτοις οσοι γαρ κτητορες χωριων η οικιων υπηρχον πωλουντες εφερον τας τιμας των πιπρασκομενων 35 και ετιθουν παρα τους ποδας των αποστολων διεδιδοτο δε εκαστω καθοτι αν τις χρειαν ειχεν. Schwarz past belies his own hatred and fears.

Schwarz’ father was a Viennese Jew who converted to Christianity and redefined that religion outside of any knowledgeable or current convention of interpretation and were more in keeping with the message of hate that runs rampant through the writings of one-time Augustinian monk Martin Luther, the spiritual father of Adolf Hitler. This was much in the same way as Iowa Nazi Family Leader Bob Vander Plaats has set up his own religion that he claims is true Christianity, with “women subordinating themselves to their husbands” and students finding “true knowledge” in the Bible where every word was authored by God.

Schwarz fit comfortably into the dark shroud of the JBS, and dedicated his life to fighting phantasms of covert communism. No subterfuge, no crime against humanity or basic civil rights was too extreme if it would root out communism and stifle dissent.  Schwarz would have been far more comfortable in Nazi Germany than he was ever comfortable in preaching to citizens of the USA from his Australian house (cp. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,938304-1,00.html).

JBS’s objective was to fight communism using what were considered to be the techniques of communism: organizing front groups (pretending to be members of one group while spying on it, as is still the case with the nefarious Family of C Street in Washington, DC, where adulterers like US Senators John Ensign (R-NV) and John Vitter (R-LA) condone their unorthodox lifestyle claiming that their Jesus has no objections as long as the martial arm of Jesus is used to root out all other faiths and dissentions from what the Family has predetermined to be the militancy of the biblical Jesus (Sharlet, Jeff. The Family: the secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power [1st Harper Perennial Edition] New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 2009; first issued in 2008); on using marginalized groups to attack members of their own groups in much the same was as the Brown Shirts did in the 1930s, see: http://www.newshounds.us/2011/02/04/brian_kilmeade_enlists_log_cabin_republican_r_clarke_cooper_to_defend_jesus_chicken_.php; cp. http://www.theocentric.com/personal/reading/the_jesus_machine.html. It also included infiltrating other groups and letter-writing campaigns especially to local and state papers, and other publishers (cp. http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/03/religious-rights-crusade-against-unions). The society was named in honor of John Morrison Birch (1918-1945), a Fundamentalist Baptist self-promoted and self-ordained missionary from Georgia, who served with minor distinction as an intelligence officer in China during World War II, and he would brazenly hold Sunday church services for Chinese Christians even though the action offended non-Communist Christians who were fight against communism—their lack of faith, Birch argued, showed that they were in truth in league with the devil and not fight the wars of Jesus. In his diary, Maj. Gustav Krause, commanding officer of the base, noted: “Birch is a good officer, but I’m afraid is too brash and may run into trouble.” Urged to take a leave of absence, he refused, telling Chennault he would not quit China “until the last Jap” did. Birch always spoke pejoratively about those he opposed or felt opposed him. Birch lacked all knowledge of Matthew 7:1 and Acts 10:24. When, on August 25, as Birch was leading a party of Americans, Chinese Nationalists, and Koreans on a mission to reach Allied personnel in a Japanese prison camp, they were stopped by Chinese Communists near Xi’an. When asked to surrender his revolver; Birch refused and with characteristic un-Christian “harsh words” (that are not found anywhere in the sayings of Jesus) insulted the Chinese and called upon them to repent to a god no one understood, knew, or cared about. Shots were exchanged, Birch was killed and a Nationalist Chinese colleague was shot and wounded. For that reason Welch was “christened” “the first American victim of the Cold War” by the Society that was later named for him, but by no one else. For pure propaganda, see: [Hefley, James & Marti]. The secret file on John Birch. Revised and updated; Hannibal, MO: Hannibal Books, c1995; originally published: Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, c1980.

The John Birch Society has a checkered past at best, but more realistic, it has a history of hate that is unthinking, unfeeling, and directly opposed to a sense of compassion. It has consistently opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, claiming that “colored people” have no constitutional rights as the Constitution was written for White People (which it was until it was amended by the 14th Amendment (It was not until 1971 that the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause was first applied to sex discrimination, but then not until 1996 were women allowed to enter military schools), and one of the primary reasons the Tea Party devotees demand that Obama be removed from office, claiming that he was born in Kenya [he was born in Hawaii] and that he is black [obvious even to the casual observer]) and for people of property (which it was until reinterpreted, giving Wisconsin’s Nazi Governor Scott Walker the raison d’être for dissolving unions that argue for a more just society of equals, which to the Birchers is wrong). Robert Welch was the first Bircher to accuse President Eisenhower of being a treasonous Communist, proclaiming “[Dwight Eisenhower was a] dedicated agent of the Communist conspiracy.” Today the most vocal spokesman for the Birch Society is Glenn Beck who is hailed as a hero among the radical right group (http://mediamatters.org/research/201006240076 and http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/10/18/101018fa_fact_wilentz?currentPage=all).

Like John Birch, the Koch family, especially the grandsons, defy ever convention of civility and democracy. They have used their multibillion dollar wealth to create far-right “think tanks” such as the Cato Institute, and the Tea Party Movement. They give lavishly to US Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas—both who openly attend Koch and other ultra-conservative functions and have no concept of objectivity of the law. Scalia preaches “originalism” and openly rejects that the US Constitution is not a “living document” that adapts to the current needs, but that it must be interpreted literally as it was understood when it was written in 1776, regardless of the changes society and the nation has gone through (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/24/60minutes/main4040290.shtml). On January 24, 2011, Scalia attended a House of Representatives Tea Party gathering (http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/24/nation/la-na-scalia-tea-party-20110125) which even conservative Texas lawyers and judges’ claim shows that the US Supreme Court has become partisan.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence and newest wife Virginia Thomas

Thomas is the least intellectual jurist ever to sit on the US Supreme Court.  Justice Thomas’ false statementsregarding his wife’s income certainly constitute a misdemeanor, and quite probably a felony, under federal law. (They would be felonies if he were prosecuted under 18. U.S.C. 1001, which criminalizes knowingly making false statements of material fact to a federal agency. This is the law Martha Stewart was convicted of breaking by lying to investigators.)

Thomas’ defense is that he didn’t knowingly violate the law, because he “misunderstood” the filing requirements. This is preposterous on its face. Bill Clinton was impeached—and subsequently disbarred—for defending his false statements about his affair with Monica Lewinsky with an excuse that wasn’t as incredible as the one Thomas is now employing. Justice Thomas’ false statements regarding his wife’s income certainly constitute a misdemeanor, and quite probably a felony, under federal law. (They would be felonies if he were prosecuted under 18. U.S.C. 1001, which criminalizes knowingly making false statements of material fact to a federal agency. This is the law Martha Stewart was convicted of breaking by lying to investigators.)

Thomas’ defense is that he didn’t knowingly violate the law, because he “misunderstood” the filing requirements. This is preposterous on its face. Bill Clinton was impeached—and subsequently disbarred—for defending his false statements about his affair with Monica Lewinsky with an excuse that wasn’t as incredible as the one Thomas is now employing.

Today Clarence Thomas’ wife, Virginia, has a job in conservative journalism, is funded by the Koch Brothers to breathe more life into their Tea Party movement, and shown open disdain for individual rights as seen especially in her telephone call to Anita Hill who leveled charges, which the justice now acknowledges, of sexual misconduct by Clarence Thomas (Chrisman, Robert, and Robert L. Allen, editors. Court of Appeal: The Black Community Speaks Out on the Racial and Sexual Politics of Clarence Thomas vs. Anita Hill. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992; http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/H/htmlH/hill-thomash/hill-thomas.htm).  They have repeatedly been befriended and protected by the Koch Brothers who need another “conservative” judge on the US Supreme Court bench, especially with their oil drilling under scrutiny in Alaska, and refineries reaching from Minnesota to Texas.  These Koch oil refineries in Alaska, Texas, and Minnesota, and give the Koch Brothers control some four thousand miles of pipeline. Koch Industries (with revenues of more than $100 billion a year; http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20110210/koch-brothers-positioned-be-big-winners-if-keystone-xl-pipeline-approved) owns Brawny paper towels, Dixie cups, Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet, and Lycra, among other products. They argue for drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy (including the ending of all Medicare and Food Stamps for the poor and elderly and those who are unemployed—so that the poor will accept lower wages (they openly want minimum wage to be repealed), and less government oversight of industry especially in the area of environmental regulations. Their goal is to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) so that they can continue polluting the air, water, and destroying land by strip mining and removing all natural resources.

The Koch Brothers are listed among the top ten polluters on this planet and want schools to teach that global warming is a hoax (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2010/09/koch-brothers-global-warming-prop-23-climate-change.html and http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/2010/03/18/koch-industries-multibillionaire-koch-brothers-bankroll-attacks-on-climate-change-science-and-policy/) hiring professor
Richard Muller,

Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project Chief Physicist Richard Muller

a longtime critic of government-led climate studies, and head of Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project. When the Koch Brothers thought they had sufficient “evidence” to stifle academic attacks on its polluting industries, they were surprised when Muller told Congress in the last week of March 2011, that those who claimed that climate warming was destroying the planet, were correct. Muller had previously noted that temperature data, gathered from from tens of thousands of weather stations across the globe, had “incomplete records,” which led to his initial skepticism.

The Koch Brothers bankroll the Tea Party movement (whose purpose is to disorganize and end labor unions at all levels), sustain climate change skepticism and fund right-wing “think tanks” (i.e. propaganda organs that are far from the truth in a manner identical to Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda or Propagandaministerium [The Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda] headed by Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels [Göbbels] who was known for his zealous oratory and anti-Semitism. Goebbels believed books to be dangerous and was not fond of reading books other than those approved by The Family Leader (a title adopted by Iowa Nazi evangelist Bob Vander Plaats); hours after Hitler commited suicide, Goebbels and his wife, Magda Quandt their six young children and then committed suicide. Goebbels had numerous mistresses before his marriage to the Protestant pastor, Magda Quandt, in 1931. Although he was raised a Roman Catholic he easily adapted to his wife’s theological allegiance to Martin Luther who regularly attacked the Jews in sermons and pamphlets while encourage large estates and landlords and emerging entrepreneurs to do all in their power to stop peasants from organizing or leaving his church or bringing about unions from forming or growing (Wider die räuberischen und mörderischen Rotten der Bauern), including ordering civil leaders to illegal tradesmen from forming collectives).

Luther would later celebrate his book and champion the cruelty it contains by writing that he had to defend the ‘harshness’ that he used stating that “a revel is not worth rational arguments, for he does not accept them. You have to answer people like that with a fist, until the sweat drips off their noses” (Tappert, Theodore G. ed. (1967) Selected Writings of Martin Luther: 1523-1526. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, p. 361). In many ways Goebbels has been outmatched for lies by Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck (“commentators” strong and well-financed by the Koch Brothers whose father, like George H.W. Bush’s father and George W. Bush’s grandfather US Senator Preston Bush (R-CT) supported Hitler and sent funds to the Third Reich). In many ways the Ministry of Propaganda in Nazi Germany was equal to the Soviet Pravda [Truth].  What is little known is that the founding Koch industrialist got his start by helping Josef Stalin and his purge of dissidents: Fred Koch was the son of a Dutch printer who settled in Texas and ran a weekly newspaper. Later, Fred attended M.I.T., where he earned a degree in chemical engineering. (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/30/100830fa_fact_mayer#ixzz1KHs9Qol3). Unable to succeed in the USA, Fred Koch turned to Soviet Russia, and found work in the Soviet Union, setting up his own company (Rock Island Oil & Refining).

Josef Stalin Communist boss of Fred Koch

Fully aware that Stalin was a communist, Fred Koch trained Bolshevik engineers and openly helped Stalin’s regime set up fifteen modern oil refineries. When Stalin brutally purged several of Koch’s Soviet colleagues, Koch return to the USA and began his own business. Fred Koch clearly remembered that the owner in the Soviet system had the right to get rid of those who served him if the owner was crossed or offended, while in the USA, because of a strong labor union consortium in Wisconsin, American workers could not be as easily discharged—this bothered the senior Koch who found a growing dislike for Wisconsin, a disdain that doubled rapidly when he learned that there were no less than five cities in Wisconsin with the same name: Union.

As the Soviets grew in power, Fred Koch switched allegiances and became an outspoken enemy of Soviet socialism (communism) and began to attack even the White House for being sympathetic to communism, his paranoia knowing no boundary. Ultimately, Fred Koch came out against the American civil-rights movement, and disparagingly wrote, “The colored man looms large in the Communist plan to take over America. Welfare, established by the nation, was “a vicious race war” and he predicted that Communists “would infiltrate the highest offices of government in the U.S. until the President is a Communist, unknown to the rest of us,” but hinted broadly that the Communist president would be a black man.

Seeping his stagnant sewage through the stagnant lives of Charles and David Koch, the Koch Brothers attacks continue to be focused on Blacks (in general), Black liberals (more specifically), and Black Democrats (attacked with a vengeance). To counter this threat of a Black Communist President of the USA, Fred Koch and his children would turn to the tactics successfully employed by Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini: they would establish propaganda podiums, propaganda mills, rewrite history and science textbooks and reissue all books that disagreed with them. Fred Koch delighted in Goebbels’ burning of books and sought that in the USA, arguing that it would take a state like Kansas to begin the book burning, but lamenting that such a democratic action would be more likely to happen in a backwater state such as Texas (http://videosift.com/video/Religious-Nuts-in-Texas-Seek-to-Ban-Book-Bbout-Book-Banning?loadcomm=1) or Iowa (self-styled pastors, such as Douglas Taylor of the Jesus Party in Lewiston, slashed “offending books” [Harry Potter] when Cedar Rapids would not give him a permit to burn it: http://www.forbes.com/2006/11/30/book-burnings-potter-tech-media_cz_ds_books06_1201burn.html; cp. http://childrensbooks.about.com/b/2004/07/16/iowa-book-burning-thwarted.htm). It happened in Kansas: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2010/0910/Florida-church-may-not-burn-Qurans-but-Kansas-church-says-it-will with copycat burnings in Wyoming and Tennessee (http://articles.nydailynews.com/2010-09-10/news/27075015_1_korans-florida-religious-leader-mosque). The propaganda machinery established by the Koch Brothers includes such fascist organizations as the Cato Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis. Since 2008 these pseudo-intellectual “think tanks” with predetermined agendas formatted by the Koch Brothers have waged war against Obama and what they perceive to be his socialist agenda, ignoring the true meaning (and rightful interpretation) of the word “fascism”. Fascism is a word that many no longer use, but as Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (1883-1945, Italian dictator) noted, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.” The government that the Koch Brothers and their Tea Party adherents want in the USA is a fascist government, where ignorance is bliss and few have any concept of their own history (for example, the original Tea Party, led by Samuel Adams and John Hancock with eighty other men, was to destroy the tea of the East India Tea Company that the Crown of England gave a corporate tax break and a monopoly to enrich itself off of the American colonies. Today’s USA Tea Party is the exact reverse of what John Adams and his “conspirators” were fighting against—for the Tea Party today wants increasing tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy. Cf. http://www.boston-tea-party.org/adams-orchestrated.html) Today the Koch Brothers own the governorships of Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Florida (see: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/us/22koch.html?_r=2), and other states and cities by buying the elections. The Koch brothers have channeled money into state house and senate races to the least competent, most corrupt, and most eager to ensure that people do not report corporate abuses, as can be seen especially in Iowa and Wisconsin. To thank the Koch Brothers, Scott Walker of Florida had himself empowered to “…privatize any or all of these facilities at a whim…without taking bids, to anyone he chooses. And …any such sale would…be ‘considered to be in the public interest’,” which would only benefit the Koch Brothers (although they publicly denied that they were interested in the plants “since they were old and fully depreciated”; see: http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/02/10080/koch-denies-interest-no-bid-deals-opens-new-lobby-shop). Interestingly, the legal rules for selling the public’s assets that this provision would effectively nullify appear to include those that: 1. require public bids; 2. reserve the right of the government to reject bids; 3. require that any property sold be subject to property taxes; 4. require that the fair market value of the property to be sold be publicly disclosed; 5. require at least 14 days for a public commission to review any proposed sale; and 6. require notification to the legislature in writing of the proposed sale. (Section 13.48(14).)

Far more devastating to the ecological equilibrium and economic well-being of Wisconsin is the reality that the Koch brothers’ financial interests that includes Koch Pipeline Company, which operates a pipeline system that crosses Wisconsin, part of the nearly 4,000 miles of pipelines owned or operated by the company would not be subject to the Governor’s whim who could award it to the Koch family. Furthermore, the Koch family owns Flint Hill Resources, which distributes refined fuel through pipelines and terminals in Junction City, Waupun, Madison and Milwaukee.

Wisconsin is not the only state slated for Koch slaughter. Arkansas is already feeling the bitterness of pollution that Koch Industries:  its paper mill is violating the Clean Water Act by pumping out massive amounts of pollution into an Arkansas waterway, according to an EPA enforcement complaint filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and the Ouachita Riverkeeper.

 The complaint alleges that a Georgia-Pacific paper mill on the Coffee Creek in Arkansas – owned by the billionaire Koch Brothers -emits 45 million gallons of paper mill waste including hazardous materials like ammonia, chloride, and mercury each day. Coffee Creek then flows into Louisiana’s Ouachita River where the pollutants have left the formerly pristine water speckled with odorous foam, slime and black pockets of water, said Jerry Johnson, who has been visiting the Ouachita River for 35 years.

Georgia-Pacific paper mill on Coffee Creek AR pollution exposed

(See: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20043531-10391695.html?asid=fb6f82d5)

Koch Industries (owned by the Koch family) owns the “C. Reiss Coal Company,” a power plant supply company located in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan (the company supplies coal to power plants) and all of this could pass from public hands to the Koch Empire that would outsource hundreds of long-stand jobs and thus put Wisconsin workers on soup-lines when jobs disappear and Koch profits escalate. Additional crimes against humanity include attacks upon the environment, pollution, lying, distortion of records, and bribery of government officials. The Koch Brother shrug off all references to their being in the top ten worst polluters in the world (http://thinkprogress.org/2011/03/01/koch-polluter-bailout/  Bayer Group is the worse; see http://www.peri.umass.edu/toxic_index/). Koch imports oil from the Middle East, refines high-carbon Canadian crude, maintains coal-burning plants, owns one of the largest oil pipeline networks in America, runs environmentally hazardous lumber mills, produces toxic chemicals, and manufacturers fertilizer. Koch Industries has a fleet of lawyers to protect them from injured employees, and created a political machine geared towards ensuring that Koch Industries never has to compensate the people and ecosystems damaged by Koch Industries pollution. Koch front groups — from Tea Party groups, led by former GOP House Leader Dick Armey (whose own uncle wrote a book exposing the duplicity and corruption of his nephew) to think tanks — have diligently promoted in the identical manner as Goebbels’s Ministry of Propaganda. US Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), a personal friend of the Koch brothers and top recipient of Koch money, sponsored legislation to suppress an investigation into the oil thefts that were too numerous to count and all conducted by Koch operatives (http://www.businessweek.com/archives/1996/b3469090.arc.htm, David Koch was Dole’s 1996 campaign vice-chairman and contributed $245,000). During the 1990s, Koch Industries’ faulty pipelines were responsible for more than 300 oil spills in five states. This prompted a landmark penalty of $35 million from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which led to the first assaults on the EPA by the Koch Brothers and their allies. In Minnesota, Koch Industries were fined an additional $8 million for discharging oil into streams. During the months leading up to the 2000 presidential elections, the company faced even more liability, in the form of a 97-count federal indictment charging it with concealing illegal releases of 91 metric tons of benzene, a known carcinogen, from its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. If convicted, the company faced fines of up to $352 million, plus possible jail time for company executives including Charles and David Koch who openly attacked the EPA rulings and did nothing to hide their duplicity, lack of veracity or enhance their credibility, but relied on homespun Kansas arguments of the right to pursue personal happiness. To ensure that they had “their man” in the White House, the Koch family poured more than $800,000 into the election campaign chest of George W. Bush—a man who has at best a marginal education, addresses the titans of industry and mining as “my friends” and worked hard to lessen tax burdens on these friends, then bought votes in Florida, which the US Supreme Court upheld as lawful. After George W. Bush became president, the U.S. Justice Department dropped 88 of the 97 charges against Koch. Two days before the trial began on the remaining nine charges, John Ashcroft deep in debt to the Koch Brothers settled for a plea bargain. The bargain Ashcroft agreed to after “consulting” with GW Bush was written by Koch lawyers, and in the contrived bargain Koch Industries pled guilty to falsifying documents. All major charges were dropped, and Koch and Ashcroft settled the lawsuit for a fraction of that amount—which was paid without hesitation while “redundant” (or surplus) employees were discharged. To sweeten this deal Alex Beehler, who served as Bush’s director of environmental and regulatory affairs for the US Government and concurrently served at the Charles G. Koch Foundation as vice president for environmental projects, received his “just reward”. Beehler was later nominated and re-nominated by the Bush White House, to become the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General so that laws protecting the environment would be ignored and polluters let off with warnings or small fines. Those who benefited the most from Beehler’s appointment to the EPA post by George W. Bush were the Koch Brothers who found new ways to lay off workers, to ignore climate warming and environmental hazards, and to enrich their family beyond even that which was obscene for income by a single family: all at the expense of the Middle Class family and taxpayers who made less than $200,000 a year.

The Koch Brothers operate the largest outsourcing firms in the world (http://articles.latimes.com/2010/sep/25/opinion/la-oe-rutten-fiorina-koch-20100925). The Koch Brothers cut jobs in Wisconsin to get Scott Walker elected governor (http://wonkette.com/443635/koch-industries-forcing-employees-to-vote-for-teabaggers). They openly tell their employees for whom to vote (Tea Baggers; see: http://news.yahoo.com/s/thenation/20110420/cm_thenation/160062 and http://www.thenation.com/article/160064/koch-industries-2010-election-packet), deny freedom of association (http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/2011/04/koch-industries-says-that-koch-political-activities-are-motivated-by-considerations-of-corporate-profit/) or free speech (http://www.freespeech.org/category/tags/koch-brothers and http://www.freespeech.org/video/grittv-ed-pilkington-uncloaking-koch-brothers, cp. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/01/liberal-activists-target-tea-party-koch-brothers/21291/), and counter every freedom written into the Constitution by having Scalia and Thomas declare that the Constitution must be interpreted using the same reasoning as when it was written over two hundred years ago. They have become like their father—and anarchist who sees no good in government and a dictator who would stifle all dissent. According to the US Supreme Court, in Cramer v. United States, treason is defined as “perversion by established authority to repress peaceful political opposition” (325 U. S. 1, 27 (1945) cf. http://www.constitution.org/cmt/jwh/jwh_treason_5.htm).  ThinkProgress notes:

“In May, 2010, the National Academies of Science reported to Congress that “the U.S. should act now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop a national strategy to adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change” because global warming is “caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for — and in many cases is already affecting — a broad range of human and natural systems.”

“Many of the Senate candidates are signatories of the Koch Industries’ Americans For Prosperity No Climate Tax pledge and the FreedomWorks Contract From America. The second plank of the Contract From America is to “Reject Cap & Trade: Stop costly new regulations that would increase unemployment, raise consumer prices, and weaken the nation’s global competitiveness with virtually no impact on global temperatures.”

See: http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/every-gop-senate-candidate-denies-climate-change-except-one/politics/2010/09/14/12779

Charles (left) and David (right) Koch

The treason of the Koch family is easily proven. It culminates with the Koch Brothers interference in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, and other states now controlled by the Tea Party, and with their controlling and bankrolling the Tea Party and similar groups the list of their crimes against humanity grows.  The Koch Brothers should be tried for treason, and when found guilty Charles and David Koch should be executed (cp. http://whitehouser.com/politics/the-penalty-for-treason-is-death/).

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