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Francis cardinal George and pedophiles in the Roman Catholic Church’s clergy

Francis cardinal George (Chicago, 2012)

Francis cardinal George (Chicago, 2012)

Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George has issued a letter (read here and here) stating same-sex marriages are “a legal fiction” and that gay people must live celibate lives or risk the vengeance of a hate-filled, holocaust sanctioning and murderous God whose idea of love is sadistic: complete with the killing of babies and fetuses, denial of education to the masses, and demands that the poor give the godhead their wealth in exchange for salvation gained only by caving into eternal extortion, robbery, and mutilation.  Among the most biblically ignorant men in the Roman Catholic Church who possesses no stellar academic credentials, Cardinal George, published the abhorent birlling letter New Year’s Day in advance of an upcoming Illinois bill that would make same-sex marriages legal.  The craven cardinal added that the Church will refuse to bow to the will of the majority on marriage equality, but falsely foreswears that the Roman Catholic Church is not anti-gay—it cannot be—as there are too many priests, nuns, bishops, cardinals, and popes throughout history who have been homosexuals and lesbians—and are today.

Francis cardinal George of Chicago

Francis cardinal George of Chicago

“Civil laws that establish ‘same-sex marriage’ create a legal fiction,” George wrote. “The State has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible,” the Cardinal schizophrenically stated, apparently forgetting that corporations are people and states are corporations and therefore can perform marriages at will.  George argued that marriage between a man and a woman follows “natural law”.  Six auxiliary bishops: Francis J. Kane (two bachelor degrees) Vicariate II, John R. Manz (M. Div.), Vicariate IV, Joseph Nathaniel Perry (M. Div. with coursework in canon or church law) Vicariate VI, George J. Rassas (MA) Vicariate I, Alberto Rojas, Vicariate III (originally educated in seminaries in Mexico); Andrew P. Wypych (M.Th, Poland), Vicariate V), none with any exemplary education or respectable publications showing in-depth research or investigation, and their sermons being plagiarized for the most part, penned: “Marriage comes to us from nature [sic; animals mate and plants cross-pollinate, but nothing in nature but mortal beings marry; read here and here and here and here for a legal challenge]. The human species comes in two complementary sexes, male and female. Their sexual union is called marital. It not only creates a place of love for two adults but also a home for loving and raising their children [sic: not all of nature cares for its young, as with salmon spawning, as do turtles, cukkoos, butterflys, frogs, flys, worms and rattle snakes, etc.]. It provides the biological basis for personal identity [sic]”.

University of Chicago law professor Geoffrey R. Stone wrote in The Huffington Post: Cardinal George insists that same-sex marriage is incompatible with ‘nature.’ One might just as easily say the same about celibacy. There is such a thing as right and wrong, but invocations of what ‘nature’ commands is no way to get there.” 

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki (Chicago)

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki (Chicago)

Chicago’s auxiliary bishops quickly sided with the cardinal, as their own tarnished history of removing pedophile (defined as any adult who is sexually attracted to children (male or female) priests has dulled any luster their ministry might have had. Thomas J. Paprocki, one of George’s auxiliary bishops in Chicago who heads the Springfield diocese, wanted to be a bishop as a child and played at saying Mass, had a priest Father Tom Donovan from Springfield, Illinois, an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriages, get caught gagged and in handcuffs in his rectory.  Paprocki, who has a degree in secular law degree and a church license in canon law, gave a sermon October 15, 2007, for the Red Mass: a gathering of lawyers and jurists, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The bishop scorned the church’s escalating financial losses to victims of predatory priests. “The church is under attack,” Paprocki declared, comparing the civil litigation to Henry VIII’s seizure of “church property and kill[ing] those who did not accept his notion of the supremacy of the crown” and warned all listeners of “intrinsic evils” in the Democratic Platform.  Paprocki also examined the Republican Party platform and found that it has “nothing in it that supports or promotes an intrinsic evil or a serious sin.”  The platform’s support for allowing courts the option of imposing the death penalty in capital murder cases is not inherently opposed to Church teaching, the bishop claimed in agreement with Thomas Aquinas’ stand (following the Holocausts prescribed in the bible, especially the bloodthirsty Ps. 100:8, Aquinas argued that the death penalty (Summa Theologiae, II, II, q. 64, art. 2) was merited in cases of heresy (Summa contra gentiles, Book III, chapter 146) in the same manner as Sharia law mandates death for heretics, apostates and unbelievers, following Augustine (De Civitate Dei contra Paganos, Book 1, chapter 21), that would be used by Pope Pius V in his demonic Horrendum illud scelus (August 30, 1568, in Bullarium Romanum, Roma:  Typographia Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae, Mainardi, 1738, chapter 3, p. 33) that demanded that all homosexual priests be put to death (cp. Fifth Lateran Council chap. 4, X, V, 31), and would be followed my Martin Luther (Vom Schem Hamphoras und vom Geschlecht Christi), and other “reformers”), and cravenly cited the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching that the death penalty is permissible if it is the only possible way to defend human life that has nothing in common with any teaching by the Jesus of the New Testament, but fulfills Pauline Christianity as invented by the Emperor Constantine I in 325 CE. Jesus of the New Testament was forgotten by the end of the First Century CE.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue

Catholic League president Bill Donohue

Priests who sexually molest little boys and little girls are not defrocked unless there is sufficient public outcry, an arrest, and a trial—but even these civil and criminal actions do not always lead to the Roman Catholic Church exiling, expelling, defrocking, or denying pedophile priests access to children because, as Bill Donohue of the Catholic League stated: “The refrain that child rape is a reality in the Church is twice wrong: let’s get it straight—they weren’t children and they weren’t raped … the most common abuse has been inappropriate touching (inexcusable though this is, it is not rape).” Those who are “post-puberty”, according to Bill Donohue’s definition, is that they are “young adults” who seek to entrap priests, bishops and cardinals in carnal knowledge and satanic sex (read here and here in following and defending despotic denials by Father Benedict Groeschel

Father Benedict Groeschel claims children seduce priests for sex (2012)

Father Benedict Groeschel claims children seduce priests for sex (2012)

Groeschel told the National Catholic Register that in a “lot of the cases, the youngster — 14, 16, 18 — is the seducer.”).  Little girls are especially dangerous as the Daughters of Eve who lead the Sons of Adam into sin (read here and here). Priests, bishops, and cardinals actually molest more little girls than boys (read here and here and here and here and here and here for Father Uriel Ojeda confessed to sexually molesting a teenage girl:  while Father Jaime Duenas admitted to giving “massages” to teenage girls; the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) hired a priest (Thomas Harkins) who was accused of sexually assaulting two school girls in the Philadelphia archdiocese) convicted of molesting girls to pat down” children before it completed a thorough background check. 

Father Felix Owino (West Virginia)

Father Felix Owino (West Virginia)

Father Felix Owino, originally from Nairobi, Kenya, is a member of the Apostles of Jesus missionary congregation, an African congregation of priests and brothers and a philosophy teacher at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia and as an associate pastor at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Weirton, West Virginia attacked an eleven-year-old girl who reported the assault to her parents.  Young boys receive more news coverage (read here for a conservative response that disagrees and here for more information).

Bishop Paprocki with John Paul II

Bishop Paprocki with John Paul II

Displaying the callousness that has cursed so many Catholic bishops for so long, Paprocki insulted the victims of the scandals, as well as the attorneys and judges in their cases, with these words: “We must use our religious discernment to recognize that the principal force behind these attacks is none other than the devil.”  It was as if Paprocki was living in the cloistered world of Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose and is even more vile than John Paul II.  The speeches match those of Roman Catholic bishops who supported Adolf Hitler, as when Hitler greeted Ludwig Müller the “[Protestant/Lutheran] Bishop of the Reich” and the Roman Catholic bishops, led by Michael cardinal Faulhaber, praised Hitler “as a man of peace” (October 2, 1938)  in the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the Nazi Party (cf. Billig, Joseph (1964).  Alfred Rosenberg dans l’action idéologique, politique et administrative du Reich hitlérien, Paris: Editions du Centre; Piper, Ernst (2005).  Alfred Rosenberg: Hitlers Chefideologe. Munich: Blessing).

Bishop Juan Arzuba (d. January 11, 2008)

Bishop Juan Arzuba (d. January 11, 2008)

Chicago underground papers list three of the auxiliaries in Chicago as being frequent visitors to gay bars within the city. Interestingly, as of 2009 the bishops who have been publicly alleged for sexually abusing minors include Juan A. Arzube of Los Angeles was accused of molesting an 11-year-old boy and forced the Church to pay out one of its greatest settlements.  Tod D. Brown of Orange, CA repeatedly sexually abused a 12-year-old boy in the name of giving the juvenile “faith”. Robert Brom from Duluth MN to San Diego CA,  molested a seminarian to teach the consequences of sin.  Paul Dudley was accused of molesting a woman in Florida. 

Bishop John McCormack (Manchester) and NH Attorney General pressing charges

Bishop John McCormack (Manchester) and NH Attorney General pressing charges

John McCormick of NH won a distinction from the NH GOP leader who referred to the bishop as a “pedophile pimp”.  Thomas Dupré, himself a pedophile, introduced his victims to pornography prior to sex; he retired a day after being accused of sexually assaulting 12- and 13-year-old boys.  Joseph Ferrario of Hawaii who covered up Rev. Arthur O’Brien, the pedophile pastor’s penchant for ten-year-old boys (read here and here).  Louis E. Gelineau of Providence RI, similarly ignored accusations against pedophile priests including one suffering from schizophrenia.  Francis Joseph Green of Tucson, Arizona, had a keen fondness for youth as did Timothy Harrington (read here and here

Bishop Joseph Hart

Bishop Joseph Hart

Bishop Joseph Hart of Cheyenne, Wyoming had six sexual assault charges filed against him, filed by victims who were attacked when they were pre-teenagers, with at least one assault taking place at St. Regis Church in Kansas City, Mo.  There were at least two charges officially launched against the bishop.

Bishop Joseph Hart (1975-1976 at the time of the sexual assault)

Bishop Joseph Hart (1975-1976 at the time of the sexual assault)

Hart also molested three children while bishop of Wyoming and though retired still has access to small children.  Hart’s crimes were covered up from 1977 – 2004 by Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Raymond J. Boland, and its Vicar General the Rev. Patrick Rush.

Howard Hubbard of Albany, NY molestation led to the exposure of Edward cardinal Egan whom Father Robert Hoaston, a priest, declared was an “active homosexual” and consistently covered up pedophile priests.  Anthony J. O’Connell (10 May 1938 – 4 May 2012, last diocese was Palm Beach, FL) allowed known pedophiles to serve on vocation committees, and admitted to molesting boys at St. Thomas Seminary in Hannibal, MO, where he served as rector or more than two decades, before resigning his bishopric in 2002.

Bishop James Rausch

Bishop James Rausch

James Rausch, bishop of Phoenix was named with two priests in pedophile cases and molested Brian F. O’Connor (whose drug addiction was halted by Msgr. Robert C. Trupia).  Later O’Connor and Trupia had a sexual relationship while O’Connor was growing into adulthood.

Msgr. Robert C. Trupia

Msgr. Robert C. Trupia

 Trupia had a history of child sexual abuse that Rome covered-up for eighteen years at the demand of John Paul II.  John Paul II sought “forgiveness” for pedophiles and only toward the end of his pontificate began to feel any pain for the suffering of the victims of pedophile priests that preyed upon young boys and girls from Ireland to South America, the USA to the Philippines.

Rev. Paul R. Shanley entering San Diego courtroom.

Rev. Paul R. Shanley entering San Diego courtroom.

The Rev. Paul R. Shanley, who was indicted for child rape, kept quiet until recently about his own experience of being raped by a cardinal (Bernard Law).  George E. Rueger an Auxiliary Bishop of Worchester MA was the subject of a civil suit for running a pedophile ring and covering for pedophile priests (read here and and here.  It is claimed that Rueger was especially adept at getting young boys to go to clerical cottages and homes to offer “services” to “desperate priests”.  Rueger expected to get a “kickback” from any revenues the young received for their time and talents.

Bishop Daniel L. Ryan

Bishop Daniel L. Ryan

Bishop Daniel L. Ryan of Springfield, IL (read here and here) was especially active.  He liked males of any age, especially priests and male prostitutes.  He had no fondness for females and was always willing to pay using donations ot the church or save as funds for the poor.

 

Bishop William S. Skylstad greets students

Bishop William S. Skylstad greets students

William Skylstad, had been a parish priest since 1974 where he had been a co-pastor with Father Patrick O’Donnell.  Father O’Donnell was accused of sexually abusing young children, and some of O’Donnell’s victims claim that they had informed then-Father Skylstad in the 1970s that they were sexually abused by Father O’Donnell.  Skylstad took no action, but the memories and whispers about the abuse grew and filtered out of the parish and across the state. 

When sex abuse became common knowledge in the Spokane diocese where Skylstad was its fifth bishop, and had taken an active role in reaching a financial settlement with the victims, Skylstad was asked to resign by prominent Spokane, WA,  Roman Catholics Donald Herak, Thomas Tilford, James Workland, and Ronald Caferro.  The four pillars sustaining the church of Spokane informed the prelate that they refused to pay “one dime to this unfortunate, costly and mistaken mediated settlement of $48 million dollar settlement” that led the diocese into bankruptcy for covering-up pedophile priests in the diocese. Skylstad claimed that the laity were the blame for the “sins of the clergy”.
 

Iowans want answers from Catholic Church

Iowans want answers from Catholic Church

Iowa’s Roman Catholic clergy and bishops have a long history of sexual abuse of little boys and little girls, and of women almost exceeds that of Pentecostal pastors in the state. Laurence (also spelled Lawrence) Soens of Sioux City, IA, himself a pedophile (read here and here). 

Bishop Lawrence Soens (Sioux City, Iowa)

Bishop Lawrence Soens (Sioux City, Iowa)

Bishop Lawrence Soens was charged with 31 cases of sexual abuse against young boys (read here page 2 middle of chart with allegations of sexually abusing students at Iowa City Regina High School in the 1950s and 1960s, and at St. Ambrose Seminary).  

Joseph Keith Symons of Palm Beach, FL, resigned his diocese after admitting to sexually abusing five boys during his 40 year ministry.   Many in the diocese stood behind him and claimed that the accusastions were false, despite testimony from the youths that the bishop attacked.  There was the mentality that youth encourage priests and nuns to abuse them as another means of demonstrating their own vulnerability to sin.

Bishop Christopher J. Weldon

Bishop Christopher J. Weldon

Christopher J. Weldon, Springfield, MA, abused William E. Burnett three times when Burnett was between ten- and 13-years-old at St. Michael’s Cathedral before Burnett committed murder and accused the bishop of molestation when he was nine years old.  There is a problem with the Burnett account, as the molestation occured in the 1950s, and was by more than one priest.  Other priests named include Revs. Bernard L. Doheny, George A. Berthiaume [deceased 12/3/1985], James T. Walsh and Oscar Gatineau, and a relative: Msgr. Raymond Page who, it was alleged, introduced him to the other priests.   J. Kendrick Williams of Lexington, KY, abused no less than 100 under-age males. 

Archbishop Rembert Weakland

Archbishop Rembert Weakland

Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Milwaukee, resigned over sex scandals on May 23, 2002, paying $450,000 in hush money to cover up long-term abuse allegations and resigned. He admitted to being gay in 2009 and did nothing to stop pedophile priests in Milwaukee (read: Weakland, Rembert (2009). A Pilgrim in a Pilgram Church: Memoirs of a Catholic archbishop. Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co; Weakland is also the author of Faith and the Human Experience: a Post-Vatican II Vision. Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, 1992), and three books on Catholic teaching and US economic policy).

Father Francisco Xavier Ochoa-Perez ministered to Latino Catholics in Sonoma County (2000-2006).

Father Francisco Xavier Ochoa-Perez ministered to Latino Catholics in Sonoma County (2000-2006).

Daniel F. Walsh brought to his Santa Rosa, CA, diocese a self-admitted pedophile priest:  Jesuit Father Xavier Ochoa.  Ochoa told the bishop he had engaged in rape and oral sex with young boys.  He had given full details of the encounters, but did not state that the youngest was age 5 or the oldest age 14–and he had been arrested with child pornography and cocaine.  They did not bother Bishop Walsh, who worried more about the priest than the victims.  Instead of turning the priest over to the legal authorities, Bishop Walsh allowed Ochoa to flee to Mexico. Lawrence Welsh spent most of his energy in protecting pedophile priests whom he ordered to undergo counseling and prayer. 

Bishop Bad Boy (cover)

Bishop Bad Boy (cover)

George Patrick Ziemann, who was known in gay circles known as Bishop Bad Boy and was arrested for “shaking down a priest for sex” in Santa Rosa, CA, has been considered for higher offices in the Roman Catholic Church by the Vatican and John Paul II, even after stepping down for several other dioceses.  A police report reveals that Ziemann had a young priest orally copulate him on the eve of their joint celebration of a special Sunday Mass, while continuing to have the support of San Francisco Archbishop William J. Levada and Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony who was elevated to the cardinalate by John Paul II in 1999. In clerical circles of pedophiles Ziemann, Levada and Mahony, who all went to St. John’s Seminary College in Southern California, were known as the Tricking Trinity, with Ziemann passing on to his South American toy boys who he took to seminaries in California to study for the priesthood while he was plagued with venereal infections. 

Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann (before resigning 1999)

Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann (before resigning 1999)

Carefully plotting, in order to cover up seductions, Ziemann began to pay out, on a grand scale, to those who threatened to report the preying prelate to the authorities.  One-night trysts were rewarded with $50 or $100 notes, despite having a long-time lover: Father Jorge Hume Salas who he brought into California from South America and raised to the priesthood. Father Hume Salas won a settlement from the diocese of Santa Rosa in the amount of $535,000 when Father Jorge Hume Salas claimed that Bishop G. Patrick Ziemann demanded sex in return for covering up Salas’ theft from his Ukiah church.  Hume Salas’ theft was ignored.

When professionals put together a learned study on how to end pedophilia in the clergy, the Doyle Manual was ignored.  Instead bishops, archbishops, and cardinals throughout the USA began to clamor against gay marriages since, homosexuality was only considered “friendship with benefits” as intoned by Chicago’s pseudo-primordial primate Francis cardinal George while letting pedophiles stay in his house, with the claim that the unsaintly John Paul II (read here and for the Amnesty International report here and on the connection with Pope John Paul II here and Benedict XVI here).  More vile, vitriolic  and criminal than Opus Dei founder Jeanmarie Escrivá or his pathetic pandering protégé Juan Luis cardinal Cipriani Thorne of Lima (Perú), John Paul II did nothing, and appeared to have approved of his actions (read here and here and here).  On Benedict XVI’s connection, read here.

Cardinal George declared that gays “invited obvious comparison” with the KKK since they did not follow the Roman Catholic Church’s objections. George told Chicago Fox affiliate: “You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.”  The Chicago cardinal wrote:

the organizers invited an obvious comparison to other groups who have historically attempted to stifle the religious freedom of the Catholic Church. One such organization is the Ku Klux Klan which, well into the 1940′s, paraded through American cities not only to interfere with Catholic worship but also to demonstrate that Catholics stand outside of the American consensus. It is not a precedent anyone should want to emulate

The Chicago Church’s handling of priestly cases with cardinal George ignoring complaints from parents (read here and here) . This short survey does not include bishops accused of sexual misconduct with adults, such as Archbishops Robert F. Sanchez, Eugene Marino, or Theodore Mc Carrick nor Bishops Manuel D. Moreno or James F. McCarthy (read here and here and here and here and here). The crass cavernous of Christianity in general reflects, embeds, and reduces homophobic religion to an absurdity that many will leave. The greatest error is the lack of knowledge of pedophilic overtures, actions, and results, as most victims and their abusers are unwilling to discuss their afflictions and inflictions. This must stop. The Roman Catholic Church’s regular release of statements on pedophile priests and pedophile nuns and protecting the young of the church are worthless (read here and here with the Irish government’s Commission report here:  cp. here and here).

What has not been said or printed by the mainstream media is the number of gay and lesbian “confessors and martyrs” who have been raised to the altar by popes as saints within the Roman Catholic Church.  This goes back to the original founding of the Christian Church (Paulinity) in the fourth century with recognition of same-sex marriages back to the first century CE.

The youth protection charter says that a priest accused of child abuse must be removed until his case is resolved. For bishops who conceal or move or condone such priests, there is no penalty. Bishops, archbishops, cardinals and auxiliaries serve at the pleasure of the pope. The problem has been that many popes throughout the history of the Roman Catholic Church have been pedophiles and/or homosexuals (i.e. John XII (r. 955-964) , Benedict IX: (r. 1033-1045; 1047-1048), Paul II (r. February 23 – August 30, 1471 who died in a homosexual activity (he was being sodomized by a teenage page in the Vatican); Deschner, Karlheinz (2007). Storia criminale del cristianesimo (tomo VIII), Ariele, Milano, p. 216.  Cawthorne, Nigel (1999).  Das Sexleben der Päpste. Die Skandalchronik des Vatikans, Benedikt Taschen Verlag, Köln, p. 171. Kühner, Hans (1977). Das Imperium der Päpste, Classen Verlag, Zürich 1977, p. 254. Rendina, Claudio (1983)  I Papi, Storia e Segreti, Newton Compton, Roma, 1983, p. 589), Sixtus IV (Francesco Della Rovere, 1414-84; reigned 1471-84; his nephew, who was his lover, persauded the pope to build the Sistine Chapel that, ultimately Michelangelo would paint passages from the Bible on the ceiling and walls).

Pope Benedict IX, age 20

Pope Benedict IX, age 20

Benedict IX (c. 1012 – c. 1056), born in Rome as Theophylactus of Tusculum, he was a nephew of Pope Benedict VIII and Pope John XIX and was Pope on three occasions between 1032 and 1048, the first time being a gift from his father,  Alberic III, Count of Tusculum.  One of the youngest popes in the official list ofpopes (he was 18 or 20, in the Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913–although some records have him being age 11 or 12 (Russel, Bertrand (1945).  History  of Western Philosophy. New York: Simon and Schuster, p. 412)–the first time he was enthroned).  Benedict was known for repeated sodomies that he “forced him” to proclaim it was proof of his election as a superior man given his “staying power”, and “other irregularities” that included the actual sale of the papacy.  The pope had a desire for any one who was sufficiently “ample”; cf. Damian, Liber Gomorrhianus; “Cuius vita quam turpis, quam freda, quamque execranda extiterit, horresco referre”), Pope Victor III (1934). Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Libelli de lite (Dialogi de miraculis Sancti Benedicti Liber Tertius auctore Desiderio abbate Casinensis ed.). Hannover: Deutsches Institut für Erforschung des Mittelalters. pp. 141, cf. Bishop Benno, “Post multa turpia adulteria et homicidia manibus suis perpetrata, postremo, etc.” Dümmler, Ernst Ludwig (1891). Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Libelli de lite. I (Bonizonis episcopi Sutriensis: Liber ad amicum ed.). Hannover: Deutsches Institut für Erforschung des Mittelalters. pp. 584).  He flaunted his homosexuality and delighted in orgies in churches, “adulteries and murders” making himself unwelcomed everywhere (“Post multa turpia adulteria et homicidia manibus suis perpetrata, postremo, etc.”Dümmler, Ernst Ludwig (1891) (in Latin), Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Libelli de lite, I (Bonizonis episcopi Sutriensis: Liber ad amicum ed.), Hannover: Deutsches Institut für Erforschung des Mittelalters, pp. 584).
 

Pope Benedict XII

Pope Benedict XII

Benedict XII (de Rosa, Peter (1988/2000). Vicars of Christ: The Dark Side of the Papacy. Dublin:  Poolbeg Press, pages 211-215), like other Pope Benedicts, Benedict XII preferred to hide his sexual excesses.  Born at Saverdun in the province of Toulouse, France, and christened with the name of Jacques Fournier (he is also known as Jacques Bertrand de Got).  Son of Pope John XXII and grandson of Pope Clement V, Jacques became a Cistercian, and ultimately the third of the Avignon Popes, when his father Pope John XXII died on December 4, 1334.  Jacques the younger was made Pope by the now dominant French Cardinals fourteen days later on December 20th 1334 at the age of 27 and reigned from 1334 to 1342, dying at the age of 35.  Benedict XII  issue papal bulls that were heretical on previous well established doctrine of the Catholic Church including a Papal Bull (since destroyed) denouncing the concept of Immaculate Conception since it has no biblical foundation. Contemporary records note that he opened churches for sexual orgies, and enjoyed the torture of children as an entertainment while he dined and was known for sexual exploitation of very young girls and boys. In  1337, Benedict XII sent soldiers into Bavaria, Austria and Poland to attack 51 Jewish towns. 

Pope Julius II (by Titian)

Pope Julius II (by Titian)

Julius II (r. 1503-1513) the warrior Renaissance pope who commissioned Michelangelo and other artists, sculptors and silverworkers (read here and here) had a fondness for soldiers in uniform. Julius was universally known as a passive sodomite and the quickest way to rise in both the armed forces of the Vatican states or in the hierarchy of the church was to be active in all things, especially in bed. Most of the cardinals he appointed “came from the papal bedchamber” after “suitable and audible” groaning.  One characteristic that most pedophiles have had in the past and today, is Julius always kept a choir of young male voices in his bedroom to sing to him when he was weary or wanted company.

Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X

Leo X (r. 1513-1521; Falconi, Carlo (1987).  Leone X: Giovanni de’ Medici, Milano: Rusconi, 1987) who was pope at the time of Martin Luther (who also had at least one male friend), and believed Luther to be a “mad monk” who could be enticed with Vatican “appeal” to denounce his own theses.  Leo X was convinced that he could win the allegiance of Luther with well-placed gifts.  He was the last “non-priest” (he was not a priest at the time of his election, only a deacon) to be elevated to the papal throne.  Francesco Guicciardini, considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance (cf. Gilbert, Felix (1985). Machiavelli and Guicciardini: Politics and History in Sixteenth-Century Florence (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press), wrote, “At the beginning of his pontificate most people deemed him very chaste; however, he was afterwards discovered to be exceedingly devoted – and every day with less and less shame – to that kind of pleasure that for honour’s sake may not be named”.  Bishop and writer, Paolo Giovio, explained that Leo seemed to have “an improper love for some of his chamberlains” especially the very young and those with a “well turned [muscular] thigh” (McCabe, Joseph (1939). History of the Popes. London, UK: Watts & Co., p. 409).

Pope Julius III

Pope Julius III

Julius III (1550-1555; Burkle-Young, Francis A., and Michael Leopoldo Doerrer. The Life of Cardinal Innocenzo del Monte: A Scandal in Scarlet, Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 1997) was a a homosexual pedophile who  preferred males 11 to 13 year of age, unlike many of his crony heterosexaul pedophile cardinals who preferred young girls.  One notable scandal surrounded his adoptive nephew (“nephew” was a title, not a family distinction in the Renaissance), Innocenzo Ciocchi Del Monte, a 13 or 14-year old beggar-boy whom the future Pope had picked up off the streets of Parma some years earlier and with whom he had allegedly fallen in love.  The pope showered the youth with gifts and found no place too sacred to have sex.  Julius III ultimately making Innocenzo a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church and primary pimp in the Vatican.

Throughout the sordid history of the papacy, the popes have protected themselves by protecting other pedophiles. While traditional marriage advocates cite Scripture as the basis of their objections to civil unions and gay marriage (while in the Bible there is no rule that marriage is reserved for one man + one woman; read here and here), Roman Catholic leaders have been highlighting their belief that same-sex relationships violate natural law, which it does not as more than 1500 species practice homosexuality regularly and repetitively (read here and here and here; cp. Sommer, Volker & Paul L. Vasey (2006). Homosexual Behaviour in Animals, An Evolutionary Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press) and is especially common among herding animals (where both genders are available). According to the tradition of “natural law”, every human being must seek a fundamental “good” that corresponds to the natural order to flourish and propagate, that Francis George bases on Tomas Aquinas Dark Ages ideology (Summa Theologica IaIIae 91, 2, 94, 4; 94, 6, but were modified by Thomas Hobbes (Leviathan, xv, ¶35, ¶36, ¶41).  Natural-law proponents say heterosexual intercourse between a married man and a woman serves two intertwined good purposes: to procreate and to express a deep, abiding love. Based on that absurd definition and there are species that experience “virgin births” (parthenogenesis: παρθενος, “virgin”, + γενεσις, “birth”.  The primary objection by religion is that it takes away the necessity of there being a male in the birth cycle; theologically it means that no man would have been necessary any more than any deity for Mary to conceive and give birth as it would be a dividing and evolution of cells), they say, homosexual relationships are not equal to heterosexual ones.  That fact is that there are fewer gay divorces than there are straight divorces. “It is physically impossible for two men or two women to consummate a marriage, even when they share a deep friendship or love,” George writes in psychological and intellectual ignorance (Kurdek, Lawrence A.; Schmitt, J. Patrick (1986). “Relationship quality of partners in heterosexual married, heterosexual cohabiting, and gay and lesbian relationships”. doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.51.4.711 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 51(4), October, pp. 711-720; the stagnation between differences (heterosexual and homosexual) are the focal point of Greenberg, Leslie S. Goldman, Rhonda N. , (2008). “Emotion-focused couples therapy: The dynamics of emotion, love, and power,” (pp. 111-134), in Greenberg, Leslie S.; Goldman, Rhonda N. Culture and Gender. doi: 10.1037/11750-006 Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association, x, 405 pp.  Cp. Kurdek, Lawrence A. (1992). “Assumptions versus standards: The validity of two relationship cognitions in heterosexual and homosexual couples”. doi: 10.1037/0893-3200.6.2.164. Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 6(2), December, pp. 164-170) in his letter, meant for inclusion in parish bulletins distributed on the weekend.  At the same time, Chicago’s cardinal George, President of the US Council of Roman Catholic bishops in 2007 (he retained the post until 2010 when Timothy Dolan was elected because of his open denunciation and extreme denunciations that are reminiscent of the speeches of senior NAZIS from 1933-1945 of the LGBT community (Rector, Frank. Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals. New York: Stein and Day, 1981. pp. 105-107; Giles, Geoffrey J. (1992), “‘The Most Unkindest Cut of All’: Castration, Homosexuality and Nazi Justice,” Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 27 (1992): pp. 41–61; Giles, Geoffrey J. (2002). “The Denial of Homosexuality: Same-Sex Incidents in Himmler’s SS”, Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 11, No. 1/2, Special Issue: Sexuality and German Fascism (January – April), pp. 256–290 and cp. here and here and here); on Dolan’s lack of canonical qualification for the episcopacy and contempt for those who report pedophile priests, read here), continues to cover up the increasing number of cases against pedophile priests.

When Father Andrew D. McCormick of Philadelphia was arrested for molesting one boy and later confessed to molesting five boys, the cardinal of Philadelphia did nothing, but followed precedent. McCormick made a number of trips to Poland with parish boysMcCormick made a number of trips to Poland with parish boys, and it is believed he molested several.

Father Patrick G. McCormick of Philadelphia was arrested for “patronizing a prostitute.”  The priest tried to bully parishioners into “forgiving” abusive clergy, but many would not.

The same is true when Father Daniel McCormick of Chicago was arrested in 2007, for molesting boys (plural), but in the case with the cardinal of Chicago involved, George fired the principle, Barbara Westrick (read here and here and here), who reported the abuses to the police since the cardinal refused to do anything (but later said he was not informed of the molestation), and changed the name of the school from Our Lady of the Westside School to St. Agatha’s School (named after a lesbian saint).  Daniel McCormick was ultimately transferred to a mental health center as a sexually violent person in Rushville, IL. This came after October 2005, when George ignored his own archdiocesan review board’s recommendation to remove McCormack.

George allowed the self-admitted pedophile priest to continue teaching and coaching. George’s ever increasing ignorance and pretense of lack of knowing what was going on in schools to his own house cost the Chicago archdiocese $3.2 million to one victim, another $1.5 million to pay off one of the young male victims, with some declaring that the cardinal was in bed with an altar boy while the money from congregations continued to hemorrhage for more than 186 victims from the torn tithing extorted from ignorant faithful who supported their cavorting cardinal.

George’s payoffs were quickly matched or exceeded by other bishops throughout the USA, including Bishop Tod Brown of Orange County paying $100 million to 90 victims, Cardinal Roger Mahoney of Los Angeles paying $660 million to settle 500 cases, Bishop Robert Brom of San Diego paying $198 million to 140 cases, Bishop William Skylstad of Spokane paying $48 million to settle a non-disclosed number of victims, Bishop Martin Amos of Davenport, Iowa, paying $37 million for 157 cases, and the Society of Jesus in Oregon paying $50 million for 110 cases (read: Jason Berry “Is the Church really this blind?” Los Angeles Times. 11-11-07 on-line.  Paul A. Likoudis (2002).  Amchurch Comes Out – The U.S. Bishops, Pedophile Scandals and the Homosexual Agenda,” Petersburg, Illinois: Roman Catholic Faithful, Inc, inside cover. The New York Times online, February 2, 2005). George still refuses to admit the seriousness of the problem of pedophile priests, and even invited several to stay in his house in Chicago over the protest of parishioners who knew what the guests had done in previous. “People live out their sexual identity in different ways, but the Church offers the means to live chastely in all circumstances, as the love of God both obliges and makes possible,” George’s letter states, meaning gay people should live celibate lives or risk going to Hell.  John Paul II rejected the existence of a literal (real) hell. On July 28, 1999, Pope John Paul II noted that the Scriptural references to hell and the images portrayed by Scripture are only symbolic and figurative of “the complete frustration and emptiness of life without God. ” He added, “Rather than a physical place, hell is the state of those who freely and definitively separate themselves from God, the source of all life and joy.” He said hell is “a condition resulting from attitudes and actions which people adopt in this life.”  Benedict XVI brought back a physical hell to further intimidate dissenters.

Curiously, Cardinal George’s letter, which was also signed by six Illinois Bishops, adds that if same-sex marriage becomes legal in Illinois, it will be challenging for him and, supposedly, all Catholics, to maintain their respectability. George is worried same-sex marriage equality will make the public label Catholics who don’t support the new law “bigots.” The dictionary defines “bigot” as “a person who is utterly intolerant of any differing creed, belief, or opinion.” (Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition 2009). “We will all have to pretend to accept something that is contrary to the common sense of the human race. Those who continue to distinguish between genuine marital union and same sex arrangements will be regarded in law as discriminatory, the equivalent of bigots. This proposed legislation will have long term consequences because laws teach; they tell us what is socially acceptable and what is not, and most people conform to the dictates of their respective society, at least in the short run.” George, mocking the very concept of civil rights, also pretends that the Bible gives him this authority (this is a rank misreading of Matthew 16:18: κἀγὼ δέ σοι λέγω ὅτι σὺ εἶ Πέτρος καὶ ἐπὶ ταύτῃ τῇ πέτρᾳ οἰκοδομήσω μου τὴν ἐκκλησίαν καὶ πύλαι ᾅδου οὐ κατισχύσουσιν αὐτῆς, a verse that was transmogrified in a ninth century monastery in Dark Europe with a papal reinforement of the nineteenth verse: καὶ δώσω σοι τὰς κλεῖς τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν καὶ ὃ ἐὰν δήσῃς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἔσται δεδεμένον ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ὃ ἐὰν λύσῃς ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἔσται λελυμένον ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς), and that his bigotry is merely “God’s law,” and the law of nature: “If we ignore in law the natural complementary of man and woman in creation, then the natural family is undermined. Our individual lives become artificial constructs protected by civil “rights” that destroy natural rights. Human dignity and human rights are then reduced to the whims of political majorities. When the ways of nature and nature’s God conflict with civil law, society is in danger. It is to that danger that we direct your attention.” He adds: Marriage [defined as a social union or legal contract] comes to us from nature (but animal: fowl, beast, fish, etc. do not marry, and 90% of all observed birds (especially trumpeter swans) do mate for life as a source of sex and because of altricial offspring, which require large amounts of parental care for survival (like humans), demand the efforts of two parents and therefore are more likely to be found in monogamous species, but marriage is not natural as there is no record of any observation of a ceremony being performed by or for any animals, save the one case in Lima, Peru, where former Congresista and erotic dancer Suzy Diaz married had her dog marry another dog. Marriage is manmade). The human species comes in two complementary sexes, male and female. Their sexual union is called marital [sic; it actually means “married man”. Haviland, William A.; Prins, Harald E. L.; McBride, Bunny; Walrath, Dana (2011). Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge (13th ed.). Cengage Learning. Bell, Duran (1997). “Defining Marriage and Legitimacy”. Current Anthropology 38 (2): 237–254. Bell describes marriage as “a relationship between one or more men (male or female) in severalty to one or more women that provides those men with a demand-right of sexual access within a domestic group and identifies women who bear the obligation of yielding to the demands of those specific men.” This inbreeds the ignorance of the writers of the Letters of “Paul” and early misogynism as in Colossians 3:18 Αἱ γυναῖκες ὑποτάσσεσθε τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν ὡς ἀνῆκεν ἐν κυρίῳ, cp. mulieres subditae estote viris sicut oportet in Domino and Nevestelor, fiţi supuse bărbaţilor voştri, cum se cuvine în Domnul, and Жены, повинуйтесь мужьям своим, как прилично в Господе] or the 1569 version of the Sagradas Escrituras Casadas, estad sujetas a vuestros propios maridos, como conviene en el Señor. It not only creates a place of love for two adults but also a home for loving and raising their children. It provides the biological basis for personal identity.” Exposing extreme ignorance of the reality of psychology and science, George finalized: “It is physically impossible for two men or two women to consummate a marriage, even when they share a deep friendship or love.’ George ignores that LGBT people engage in sexual intercourse and have the same commitment and emotions as heterosexual couples (Herek, Gregory M. (2007). “Science, public policy, and legal recognition of same-sex relationships”. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.62.7.713b. American Psychologist, Vol 62(7), October, pp. 713-715; Thyer, Bruce A. (2007). “Psychologists’ advocacy for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships”. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.62.7.713a. American Psychologist, Vol 62(7), October, p. 713.; Herek, Gregory M. (2006). “Legal recognition of same-sex relationships in the United States: A social science perspective”. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.61.6.607.  American Psychologist, Vol 61(6), September, pp. 607-621; Solomon, Sondra E.; Rothblum, Esther D.; Balsam, Kimberly F. (2004).  “Pioneers in Partnership: Lesbian and Gay Male Couples in Civil Unions Compared With Those Not in Civil Unions and Married Heterosexual Siblings”. doi: 10.1037/0893-3200.18.2.275. Journal of Family Psychology, Vol 18(2), Jun 2004, 275-286; and on relationship interchange, read Kurdek, Lawrence A.; Schmitt, J. Patrick (1986). “Relationship quality of partners in heterosexual married, heterosexual cohabiting, and gay and lesbian relationships”.  doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.51.4.711.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 51(4), October, pp. 711-720).  There is no substantative evidence or information by psychologists or psychiatrists that support the Chicago cardinal Frances George after 1979, except among reparative therapists all of which are discredited by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Pediatric Association and numerous other professional groups that require peer review of articles before publishing, unlike the Regenerus Report published in the Journal of Marriage and Family that was printed without peer review (read here and here where studies show that gay parents tend to be more motivated that heterosexal parents, and here on studies showing that academic scores are higher in same-sex parents’ households, and Kate Kendell Esq.’s comments “It was financed by a staggering $785,000 in grants from two far-right foundations, the Witherspoon Institute and the Bradley Foundation. Even Regnerus himself acknowledges he wasn’t comparing apples to apples: “I realize that one same-sex relationship does not a lesbian make, necessarily. But our research team was less concerned with the complicated politics of sexual identity than with same-sex behavior.”‘ are elaborated here).

What the Roman Catholic Church in the USA is doing, is what is happening in Germany today–with the German hierarchy stopping all investigations into child abuse by its religious leaders: priests, nuns, bishops, archbishops and cardinals.  In an interview with public broadcaster “Deutschlandfunk,” Christian Pfeiffer, the head of the KFN institute accused Church officials of hampering his team’s research efforts by continually attempting to intervene in and control the investigation. In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper he spoke of censorship.In an interview with public broadcaster “Deutschlandfunk,” Christian Pfeiffer, the head of the KFN institute accused Church officials of hampering his team’s research efforts by continually attempting to intervene in and control the investigation. In an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper he spoke of censorship.

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Rape, Incest, Rep. Steven King (R-IA) and abortion

Rep. Steven King (R-IA)

In August 2012, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) stood proudly behind the Tea Party / Republican Party claim that rape does not exist and that women have no right to an abortion for any reason. He is on record saying that he didn’t know of any pregnancies caused by incest or statutory rape.

King told an Iowa reporter he’s never heard of a child getting pregnant from statutory rape or incest: “Well I just haven’t heard of that being a circumstance that’s been brought to me in any personal way,” King told KMEG-TV Monday, “and I’d be open to discussion about that subject matter” (see video).

Tom Smith (R-PA candidate 2012)

Incest has the most devastating effects on a fertilized egg. It can result in albinism, hemophilia, Cystic fibrosis, Sickle Cell anemia and Tay Sachs especially if the family carries any recessive genes.  Chiming in, Paul Ryan (WI-R) told a reporter that rape is just a “method of conception,” totally ignoring the woman who was raped (video).  64-year-old Tom Smith, the Tea Party / Republican Party candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania (running against Bob Carey who is also against abortion) says that becoming pregnant via rape is “similar” to having a baby out-of-wedlock — for the father of the mother (video and text).

A Democratic source flagged King’s praise of Akin in the KMEG interview to TPM, but potentially more controversial for King is his suggestion that pregnancies from statutory rape or incest don’t exist or happen rarely.  At the least it shows those who are concerned with a woman’s right to make decisions concerning her own body that King is not only ignorant of human rights but of the bodily functions of the woman.  A 1996 review by the Guttmacher Institute found “at least half of all babies born to minor women are fathered by adult men.”  (Cf. D. J. Landry and J.D. Forrest, “How Old Are U.S. Fathers?” Family Planning Perspectives, 27:159-161 & 165, 1995; and M. Males and K.S.Y. Chew, “The Ages of Fathers in California Adolescent Births, 1993,” American Journal of Public Health, 86:565-568, 1996).  What King ignores is that an overwhelming majority of young women who become pregnant and give birth are from poor or low-income families. (The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), Sex and America’s Teenagers, New York, 1994, p. 3).  

Most preteen rape victims lack access to good schools, face poor prospects for finding jobs and have little chance of marriage.  Those who engage in sex do so because the adult male (defined as any male age eighteen and older) has a job, a car, and can spend freely–appearing to be the god-send to a young female who sees herself as being trapped in a cycle of poverty, ignorance, and breeding.

Seven percent of adolescent females have had intercourse by age 13, 13% have done so by age 14.  Nineteen percent of all adolescent females have had intercourse by age 15, and most were the result of rape.  Only philanthropic organizations seem to post any concern for this increasing malady in the USA. The tie between statutory rape and teen pregnancy has been the subject of ad campaigns from groups like United Way.  

Todd Akin (R-MO)

Instead of helping rape victims, Steven King and Todd Akin with others introduced H.R. 3, a bill co-sponsored with Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) in 2011, that originally called for an exemption in the federal ban on abortion funding only in the case of “forcible rape.”  The implication was clear, that most rapes were not the result of force.  That language was dropped after pressure from women’s advocates and Democrats.

At the time H.R. 3 was making its way through the House of Congress, the Republican sponsors of the legislation weren’t too interested in discussing their reasoning for the wording. There sole goal was to make abortion increasingly difficult for the victim.

Steven King (R-IA) defends dog fighting (2012)

While King denies the realty of rape and incest and chortles that either the girl who is raped was at fault by wearing her clothes too provocative (too tight, too short, or similar complaints), there was a time when he was defending dog-fighting and initiating legislation to prohibit groups from fighting cruelty against animals (read here and here) he had a hard time seeing the difference as both were “sports”.  Earlier, however, giving the lie to his present position,  King actually admitted “[i]f there’s a sexual predator out there who has impregnated a young girl, say a 13-year-old girl, and it happens in America more times than you think, that sexual predator can pick that girl off the playground at a middle school and haul her across the state line and force her to get an abortion to eradicate the evidence of his crime.”  What King does not say is that many times the sexual predator is the girl’s father, grandfather, brother, uncle or other male relative. Frequently the mother is a part of the rape in the sense of entrapping, holding down, and even coercing the child to accept the rape as “the will of God” or “the right of the man.” (video)

King has no right to tell any woman what she can do with her body—nor can any other man on this planet.  Only the woman can determine the destiny, use, function, and need for her body

Jeff Schnell (L): Agribusiness Association of Iowa owns Gov. Branstad (R)

It is easy to state that Steven King of the new Fourth District is stupid, but that does not explain Steven King.  He is more psychopathic than stupid.  King represents the illiterate and big farms that make their millions off of the labor of illegal aliens and those desperate enough to work for minimum wage.  His political war chest is filled by contributions from rich hypocrites who would rather sell corn for ethanol than to feed the starving people in Iowa or the world (it jumped from 25% in 2010 to 50% by 2012; read here and here despite the historic drought the Midwest is suffering because of climate change and subsequent environmental catastrophe in the Midwest; read here and here).  Steven King, Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Todd Akin, and other climate change deniers are not only ignorant of science, but also of history, as it was climate change that killed off Egyptian pyramid builders, threw Egypt into a disabling drought, ended the growth of corn and other grains, and led to massive lay offs on state construction work.

Annette Sweeney (R-44th District IA-Alden)

Steven King’s hatred for and lack of any compassion for people or animals (especially animals) is legendary. King’s cavalier attitude toward working Iowans has won him the flatulence support of the dimmest bulb in the Iowa State Legislature’s chandelier: Annette Sweeney of the 44th House District representing Hardin County (R-Alden).  Sweeney claims on her official resume to have a degree (bachelor) in English and has not yet learned the rules for capitalizing nouns and adjectives when referring to a language or subject (note especially the third paragraph, reviewed on September 2, 2012)—something I was taught in Iowa schools in the 1950s. In most of her official writing she appears to be five cans short of a six-pack, with little grace in composition and far weaker in her facts, probably from a lack of any formal training in research or investigation.

Annette Sweeney wrote legislation against whistle-blowing on Iowa agribusiness cruelty, as seen here where chickens do not have enough space to move around. Sweeney has made filming adverse conditions a crime.

Like King on the national level, Annette Sweeney has initiated legislation in the bumbling House of regressive Representatives in the Des Moines, Iowa legislature to protect big agribusiness from being spied on by any animal rights activists, and has argued that any filming of cruelty to animals be treated as a crime against property (read here and here and here).  Sweeney’s draconian bill, that protects her customers (she owns a  business registered as Practical Promotions, employing three local women in a database mailing and publishing business that creates advertising, sales brochures and catalogs for purebred breeding cattle producers) that reached the Senate as Senate File 431.  It was promptly nicknamed “The Whistleblower Bill”.  Its purpose is to punish the recording and distribution of animal cruelty footage with fines of up to $7,500 and up to five years in prison. It makes reporting a crime a crime in keeping with the same tactics used during the Stalin era in Communist Russia. 

Annette and David Sweeney have two sons.

Sweeney and husband David had two sons who are students at Iowa State University in Ames.  They have been filmed picking up literature against cruelty to animals, and pulling down posters that she disagrees with, and as a Republican, argues that she has the right to determine what is said and even thought in Iowa (this video shows the abusive treatment of pigs and piglets Iowa Select Farms in Kamrar, Iowa).  Other abuses include massive chicken farms that raise poultry in crowded conditions, abusive conditions employed against workers and the hiring of illegal aliens (especially at Postville; watch this video) where the Khristian Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (headquartered in Charles City, IA) picketed as federal agents stormed the facility on May 12, 2008, and incarcerated the Mexican workers.  The Iowa KKK is supported by various neo-Nazi groups in Boone, IA and have claimed responsibility for setting fire to the Beth Israel synagogue in Boone; Iowa has a long and stench filled history of a love affair between the Iowa Republican Party and the Nazis, with Frederick Kaltenbach (born in Dubuque, Iowa, and was raised in Waterloo, Iowa) migrating to Germany to spread propaganda for Hitler before returning to the USA to be tried for treason (he was referred to as “Goebbel’s Iowan”, read here and here; see also the Department of Justice file on Ezra Pound).  Both the Iowa Nazi Party and the Iowa cauldron the KKK have endorsed Steven King and Annette Sweeney for re-election, the Iowa Nazis Party have openly embraced the Tea Party Express and its radical agenda seeing it as a way “to clean out inferior races.” 

Tea Party youth in Denver

Religious fundamentalists are increasingly indoctrinating their young with Tea Party extremism while pandering governors, such as Terry Branstad (R-IA, see my article on him and his son Brian), Bobby Jindal (R- Louisiana) and others are determined to rid classrooms of science so that the Bible can replace evolution with the myth of creationism. 

Charles and Pat Grassley of Iowa (2012)

In Iowa, the KKK and Nazis turned to Pat Grassley (born 26 May 1983, who some claim is already affiliated with fringe groups in Iowa), who won 61% of the vote in the primary against Annette Sweeney. Most of his expenses were paid for by his grandfather–a member of the far-right C Street dominionist cult (Charlet, Jeff (2010). C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy. New York, NY: Little, Brown & Co., pp. 4, 160, 162, 167-168, 172-173; Sharlet, Jeff (2008). The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power. New York, NY: Harper Perennial, pp. 18, 54, 281) climate change denier, and NAR member US Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) who was able to get fellow Republicans Senators: Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and six-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, to fund his grandson whom Chuck plans on succeeding him to overthrow science on the national level.  Pat Grassley received contributions from hospitals and nursing home owners ($5000), insurance industry ($4,450), bankers ($2,200), far-right PACs ($20,500), and next to nothing from private citizens. 

Donations to Pat Grassley’s campaign 2012

The KKK and Iowa Nazis also endorsed and support Steven King whom they believe will throw out the last 100 years of progress in education (read my article on the Republican-controlled legislature in Iowa and the touting of illiteracy as the “will of God”).  Over 80% of all Republicans have serious reservations about the need for science. 70% of all Republicans deny evolution.  Steven King, who has no college education and barely made it through high school, wants to restore McCarthyism (who he proclaims to have been an American “hero”) and refers to those who cross the boards of the USA as “cattle.” 

Pat Grassley is actually more dangerous to democracy than is Steven King. Adopting his father’s Family concept buttressing dominionism, a term used to describe politically active conservative Christians who are usually members of the Tea Party and various organized hate groups (American Family Association, Lion and Lamb Ministries, Americans for Prosperity, John Birch Society, and others funded by Charles and Edward Koch) who seek influence or control over secular civil government through political action, especially in the United States.  They have, as their centerpiece the goal of a one-world theocracy ruled by their concept of Christianity (more in line with Paulinity than anything that the Jesus of the New Testament said) where “Christ” would return to the earth on a war-horse, carrying a sword, and ending the lives of non-believers (based on Matthew 10:34).  When the Final Battle takes place, to some before the year 2020, they expect their Christ to establish either a nation governed by Christians or one governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law. The term dominionism is a bastardization of Genesis 1:28.  Identical to the jihadists in Islamic fundamentalism who believe in Sharia Law, the dominionists, especially the two Grassleys, argue for a one-world ruled by the Bible and its laws (you cannot eat shell-fish, wear man-made fibers, and will be stoned to death if you commit adultery, etc.).  It is a form of postmillennialism with society becoming exclusively Christian (Barron, Bruce A. (1992). Heaven on earth?: the social & political agendas of dominion theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. p. 14; Hedges, Chris (2006). American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, Free Press). (Steven King of Iowa endorses and supports the rant of Michele Bachmann (R-MN) against Muslims in the USA and has supported removing Jews and Blacks from USA soil on the grounds that they are not really Americans.)

Postville, IA KKK strong supporters of King and Sweeney

A Hanford meat processing plant, Central Valley Meat Company, was shut down the third week of August 2012, while federal agriculture investigators look into allegations that dairy cows headed for slaughter were repeatedly shocked and shot before being killed. Brian Coelho, president of the slaughter-house, said in a statement Monday, August 20, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has received a videotape allegedly showing inhumane treatment of animals at the plant.  Sweeney was furious that anyone dared to make a tape showing inhumane treatment of animals in Iowa, as farming was a mainstay of Iowan income, and there was nothing cruel about killing animals for food.

As a possible defense of Draft-dodger Steven King, it is entirely likely that he would score points with Republicans and other voters. He tends to do that. The evangelical movement in Iowa is extreme and fundamentalism fringes on fanaticism.

Former Iowa First Lady and 4th Congressional District candidate Christie Vilsack

King is a traditional workhorse, so it is doubtful that the Iowa Republican Party will distance itself from Steve King, as they did with the Missouri Republican Twit Akin. It is more likely that the Republican Party of Iowa, now so deeply and heavily funded by Americans for Prosperity, one of the political arms of the Brothers Koch (Charles and Edward), finds King’s profound ignorance blissful and almost an alkahest or opiate for the voters of his redrawn district (where is he facing a challenge for the seat by Christie Vilsack, wife of the former governor who is serving in the Obama Administration as Secretary of Agriculture).  The district that is on the western coast of Iowa is known for its citizens who seethes in self-loathing and hatred for any woman who dares to make a choice for herself. 

King’s crass carping in fact, is directly in line with the official party line on these things, and is in fact one of the common suppositions behind the so-called personhood amendments Republicans have been pushing across the country.  While King has never served his country in time of war and barely notes the debt owed Iowa veterans, King stands sentry over the sacred nature of sperm and ova.

The issue of forced rape (rape is rape) is a menacing monster created by the Roman Catholic Church shortly after it was created by the Emperor Constantine I at his Council of Nicaea in 325 CE.  Medical schools established and supported by the Roman Catholic Church are at best fraudulent, but most are generally pathetic paternalistic institutes bordering on religiosity rather than medical accuracy.  Their professors of obstetrics and gynaecology are not only ill-trained but theological apologists, as is the situation with Thomas Hilgers who boasts of a medical degree and license. 

Thomas W. Hilgers at Pope Paul VI Institute

Thomas Hilgers works at Creighton University as an obstetrics professor and director of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction (stem cell research is forbidden and there is no real study of reproduction except for what is permitted within the craven Roman Catholic culture created by the Vatican Curia).  Given the name of the school it is obvious that the center has little objectivity and anything that pertains to the fetus will be lauded as a person, following Roman Catholic unscientific dicta that women who are raped are seldom made pregnant.  At the official  Roman Catholic website, as with Creighton and other Roman Catholic institutions, people are allowed to comment on this insanity only if you make a financial contribution to the Roman Catholic Church. This is especially true at Hilgers website.  The distortions and lies of Hilger, Creighton and the Roman Catholic “medical community” are refuted by Holmes, MM, Resnick, HS, Kilpatrick, DG, Best, CL., “Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive characteristics from a national sample of women”  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 1996 Aug; 175(2):320-4; discussion 324-5.  Cf. Koss M P ; Gidycz C A ; Wisniewski N (1987). “The Scope of Rape: Incidence and Prevalence of Sexual Aggression and Victimization in a National Sample of Higher Education Students”.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Volume:55 Issue:2 Dated:(April 1987) Pages:162-170.  Cp. Holmes, M. M., Resnick, H.S., Frampton, D., “Follow-up of sexual assault victims.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.1998 Aug; 179(2):336-42.  The Roman Catholic Church, as admitted by many including nearly the entire church in Ireland, is a dead institution; and as confessed by the self-flagellation drone Josemaria Escriva, it will become smaller in size until it disappears. 

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (d. 2012)

As the former archbishop of Milan and papal candidate Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini said the Roman Catholic Church was “200 years out of date” in his final interview before his death, published on Saturday, September 1, 2012.  If it is to survive, a radical change must be initiated by the pope and bishops, to admit the errors of the Church and its priests, to accept new kinds of families: “A woman is abandoned by her husband and finds a new companion to look after her and her children. A second love succeeds. If this family is discriminated against, not just the mother will be cut off but also her children.”  No where did the cardinal define family, but left it open to all families including “a new companion”.

What Hilger, King, Akin, Roscoe and other anti-choice fanatics refuse to admit is that 17% of the females raped in Ethiopia became pregnant, the result of less menacing attitude by authorities than in the USA, except for the stringent attacks by Roman Catholics and Coptics in Ethiopia (read: Mulugeta, E; Kassaye, M; Berhane, Y. (1998). “Prevalence and outcomes of sexual violence among high school students”. Ethiopian Medical Journal 36 (3): 167–174 ). Hilger should have his license revoked.  Creighton University has little right to accreditation for support such unscientific statements, its objectivity is circumspect, its quest for truth and conduct of inquiry abysmal.

Philadelphia priests who abused children

There has never been a serious Roman Catholic study on rape or subsequent pregnancy.  The Roman Catholic Church does not permit the teaching of facts in its obstetrics and gynaecology or even medical schools.  This is especially true in the three most abused nations by the Roman Catholic clergy: the USA (rapes hidden by such miscreants as Timothy Dolan of New York, and Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, CA), Ireland and Peru. Rape of underage girls by priests is common in Poland, Scotland, Italy, Australia and other nations under the fascist thumb of the Roman Catholic Church, and throughout the former Soviet bloc now under the heel of the Russian

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow makes more than $2 billion a year selling illegal cigarettes to buy a $35,000 watch, yachts, homes, car, and vacations.

Orthodox Church and Patriarch Kirill in Moscow.  Kirill, with the backing of Vladimir Putin is working at gaining control over the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Bulgarian Orthodox Church and other Slavic Orthodox Churches to feed his quest for personal wealth that has already materialized in the form of a yacht, expensive cars, a penthouse in Moscow and a villa in Switzerland not counting “lady friends”.  It is the same within the Roman Catholic Church where German bishops drive fancy cars and live a life of ease while the workers do without–a goal sought by Paul Ryan in the USA.  The corruption in the Roman Catholic Church is universal and nuns and priests defending birth control, abortions in cases of rape, and to modernize a dead church are more vocal and openly revolting against an ever-increasing corrupt cable of bishops and the pope whom many demand steps down.  The influence of the Roman Catholic Church is fading even in Poland, and in Germany the German pope Josef Ratzinger (Benedict XVI) is anything but popular.

Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, 52, the bishop of Limburg a small city in western Germany near Frankfurt on the Assumption he declared Whoever experiences poverty in person will discover the true greatness of God. Photo: Sascha Ditscher for Der Spiegel (August 20, 2012).

What the Roman Catholic Church, especially in the USA, Peru (Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, a medieval-minded inquisitor rants that chastity is a gift and those who are not chaste in appearance invite abortion [read here]  whose crimes against humanity are more vicious than even that of the German pope and the Philippines, attempts to silence is any discussion or intervention in STD and HIV that is the result of rape and pregnancy (Teerapong S, Lumbiganon P, Limpongsanurak S, Udomprasertgul V. (2009), “Physical health consequences of sexual assault victims” Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand Jul;92(7):885-90.) noting that 68.8% of the victims were between the age of 10 and 18.

Ignorance controls the Congress of the USA with Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) who is the Chairman of the Science Committee.  Akin openly discounts all science that apply to women.  He declared that “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down…” 

Steven King

King reminds me of my own father, Herbert Frederick Ide, a man I learned to hate before I was age five. The hatred I felt escalated with the increase in his constant beatings and whippings, which made Hans Ludder (the father of Martin Luther of Germany), look almost passive and even saintly. 

Herbert Frederick and Mildred Ide

Before I was ten, Herbert Frederick Ide had stolen the money my siblings and I had raised selling pigs (a big market in Iowa) so that he could give it to the Republican Party.  He frequently “helped” himself to the money my brother and I earned carrying the Waterloo Courier newspaper to homes, tramping through the snow that was waist-high. If I tracked snow into the house, I was beaten.  If I was able to sneak into the basement to remove my snow-caked clothes, I was beaten twice for two offenses: sneaking into the house, and carrying snow into the house.  Snow is common and deep in Iowa. By carrying the outdoor elements into the house I was disobedient to god and parents.

Luther’s Small Catechism Questions and Answers (1863)

I learned there were three things that a “saved child of God” had to do flawlessly.  First, I was required daily to memorize the Fourth Commandment (by the time I was ten, I dropped “father” from the recitation, and threw my Luther’s Small Catechism into the garbage.  It made no sense, as Luther was controlled by fear and the answer to every questions was: “We must fear and love the Lord”–never “We must love the Lord” as fear was engrained in all young Lutherans and used by Adolf Hitler to control the Evangelical (Lutheran) Church in the Third Reich. 

Luther’s Small Catechism (1529 edition)

The message is the same in each of the copies I have bought over the past 50 years: hate, fear, loathing is the only message). Both actions made my father beat me more savagely.  That led me to run-away on a regular basis, and sometimes during a blizzard I would escape wearing only my underwear to Jones DX on Highway 218 to hide in the men’s bathroom.

I would run away to, unsuccessfully, commit suicide. I was arrested for it once and taken to the Cedar Falls Police Department, but released to my mother after Herbert Frederick had left the house.  To return to the house, voluntarily, would mean that I would be met with scorn and my sister, Mary Helen.  It was a fate, I believed, worse than death.

Arthur Ide (age 12) “Spawn of Satan”

Mary Helen would pull me into the bathroom pinching my cheeks until she was able to push me in front of a mirror.  Once she saw me look into the mirror, her voice would raise and she would scream like a banshee: “You are ugly. You are so ugly. Do you see how ugly you are. You are the ugly spawn of Satan!” Mary Helen always brought The Advocate (the correct translation for The Satan which is a title: σατανάς or השטן and is always used with the definite article “ha-” as in Job 2:1, the word does not appear as a form of leader of evil until Islam:  (شيطان, from the root šṭn شطن) and is an adjective (meaning “astray” or “distant”, sometimes translated as “devil”) that can be applied to both man (“al-ins”, الإنس) and Jinn “demon”, Koran 7:11–12; Lucifer is Iblis ( إبليس‎, plural: ابالسة ʾAbālisa; see سورة الأعراف al-ʾAʿraf in the Koran 7:27) and has a totally different meaning) when ever she spat at me (Mary Helen, like my family, is monolingual and linguistically challenged but taunted, teased and criticized my love of reading and languages. Ha-Satan (meaning “The Accuser” or “The Advocate”) with the definite article occurs 13 times in the Masoretic Text, in two books of the Hebrew Bible: Job ch.1–2 (10 times), and Zechariah 3:1–2 (3 times). The King James (he was never a saint) Version and later versions dropped the article because of poor translation skills, a plague that is recurring in Translation and Interpretation schools throughout the world and is especially damaging politics and political discourse as seen in the rants of Steven King.

Arthur Ide (age 50)

The common curse I heard was “give Art a book and he will worship the Devil.” I was fifty years old the last time I heard that–but it was what I remember the few times I had Christmas in Iowa.  After that, I spent the holiday alone in Europe.  It was more peaceful, and I did not have to worry about being told how fat I was–a remonstrance heard even at the mid-century mark in my life.

Even in Islam, the Iblis, a jinn, was a devoted servant of God, Koran 15:27, 18:15, 38:76; this, of course was plagiarized from the Babylonian myth of Job that the Apiru put in their original canon in Canaan).  I heard it so often that I had it memorized, as she never spoke much else to me and never with me. She was a faithful, one-note Republican worshipping at the altar of άγνοια και μίσος so identical to Annette Sweeney and Steven King. 

The last time I saw her, when my stepfather had a stroke, she spat “What is he doing here [at Sartori Hospital]?” I made her a promise I have kept, that she would never see me again as long as she lived, as she was dead to me at that moment. That was the same moment that my mother told me never to contact her until I fell onto my knees and begged Mary Helen to forgive me, as Mary Helen was considered by my mother to be my intercessor with her god.

Rush Limbaugh – Address to the Incoming House of Representative GOP

The second action required of me was to always see Democrats as demons and devils.  My sister believed this as religiously as she found Limbaugh to be next to the Messiah of her Trinity Lutheran Church in West Waterloo. I hated drug-addict (on OxyContin) Limbaugh as nothing he said was ever true–and I would attempt to show the evidence to the contrary; Mary Helen’s only response was that Rush was an “entertainer”. She never spoke to me, after that, even when I moved back to Iowa.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Senator Joe McCarthy and Rep. Richard Nixon (1950).

The third task, Herculean in nature for me, was to see Republicans (especially Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin and Rep. Richard “I Am Not A Crook” Nixon) as angels and god-sent to the nation that was always right.  They were after the “godless” communists and atheists, and vowed to keep “niggers” in their place.  Herbert Frederick bragged, when I was very young, how he was at a cross-burning that he interpreted as “a true sign of God’s favor on Iowa”.  The only one who was a greater racist than my biological father was my mother who flew, grudgingly to Texas after I had my catastrophic heart attack and discovered that one of my friends was Black, terrified that his “curse” (the pigmentation of his skin) would rub off on me. 

Iowa

It was the hatred of black people who made my family, “of modest means” (it was not modest, as after the divorce, my mother drove film for a company to clients and made in 1960 $40 a week) my sister Mary Helen would say after our parents divorced, that we always lived on the west side of Waterloo (along with Michele Bachmann’s Norwegian Lutheran family who were as great as racists as mine) since black people carried the curse of Cain that was strengthened by Noah’s curse against his grandson. Because of those curses, as pounded from the pulpits, black people had to live on the east side with the poor white trash—which we were.  When a few black families moved into West Waterloo, white-flight was the order of the day, with white families moving west to Dyke.  (Later I saw humor in the name of the “safe haven” as most West Waterloo people who moved to Dike were strongly anti-LGBT.)

I always remember the hatred, racism, and scorn for the rights of women to choose their own destiny that made up my family every time that I look at King’s photograph. Not only were my parents (I think both are dead now) but so too is my sister: blasting Richard for marrying a Japanese woman (a Buddhist) and adopting two Japanese children that she tried to turn into Western youth–an attempt that her niece openly rebelled against, causing Richard and his family to fly back to Sapporo where he taught English the next day. He wrote Mary Helen a thirty-page paper detailing her errors, and has never returned to Iowa in rhw last fifteen years.

Steven King looks very much like my father.  Herbert Frederick Ide became a saint to the rabid radical religious right, especially after he died and left his Ascension Lutheran Church in West Waterloo $1 million to build a church school. It was as if Johann Tetzel (1465 – 11 August 1519) was a German Dominican preacher had been born in Pirna, Saxony (in 1518 he earned a Doctorate of Sacred Theology), and was reborn in Waterloo and once more was selling exits (indulgences) from Hell. I do not know what either my brother or sister received, but I had been cut out of the will when I left the Lutheran Church and the Republican Party.

I have not spoken with either my brother or my sister for decades. Decades ago my mother commanded that I not call her when she found I had written “a book” on abortion (actually I have written three, and I do support abortion for any woman who wants one regardless of reason). Surprisingly, she never knew (or acknowledged knowing) that I helped her niece get an abortion in 1960 after the juvenile was impregnated by her brother.

I was with my cousin throughout the procedure. I never saw any baby.  All I saw was a lot of blood and some fetal tissue. I remember thinking at that time how much better it would have been if my mother had aborted me as she wished (she told me that many times in private), rather than carry the unwanted pregnancy to term.  Neither of us would have had to suffer the slow strangulation of religious suffocation and misery. Unfortunately, my mother was too weak to carry out her own choice, as my father had always been a man of volatile temper.

What Todd Akin and Steven King forget is that males are raped, too.  Two uncles raped me when I was five. One raped me when I was ten—with my father watching.  He just grinned.

I never knew if Herbert Frederick was aware that his blessed brother raped me repeatedly when he sent me to his acreage outside of Jericho, Iowa, to move stones.  My uncle promised he would kill me if I told anyone.  When I ultimately told my mother before her divorce. she rebuked me as her heaven-sent brother-in-law “was incapable of such an act”.  It was I who was lying. She knew that I was a sinner.

After my uncle had finished, while I lay bleeding on the floor, my saintly father (an accolade of anointing according to what he was told by the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in West Waterloo) prayed that I would find the Lord in the violence of his brother who was studying in the seminary. He claimed it was his god’s retribution for disobedience and disrespect I showed my “elders”.  I was told to remember that his god was ever vengeful.

Herbert Frederick recalled the times I refused to include the word father in the mindless repetition of the Fourth Commandment.  That was one of my sins. His god demanded revenge and his god had his revenge and would be ever vigilant in watching me from that time on; Herbert was only watching that one time, he said, as tasked by his god (I wondered if his god had been on vacation or was asleep and could not verify that I was being punished).

After that I refused to ever again attend the Lutheran Church.  Ultimately left that hate-filled community and its god of anger and Martin Luther’s acceptance of parental brutality (Bainton, Roland H. (1950), Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. New York, NY and Nashville, TN: Abingdon-Cokesbury, p. 23, citing Tischreden 3566 A (1537) in Luther’s works: Luther, Martin. Werke: kritische Gesamtaugabe; (Weimar Ausgabe) Weimar [Germany]: H. Böhlaus Nachfolger, 1906-1961). 

After my parents divorced, blaming me for the divorce as the judge stated that the State of Iowa would remove the children from the home in Cedar Falls, if Herbert remained with Ruby.  I did not see Herbert Frederick for nearly 40 years.

Since my biological father’s middle name was also mine, I have always used it to remind myself what an animal he was around me.  Because of his great hatred, evangelical extremism, and devotion to the Republican Party that brought in US Senator Joe McCarthy (R-WI) and the Great Fear that I would be reminded of as teachers left school without explanation, actors disappeared from the screen, and books were censored, I vowed that I would never marry nor ever have children.  I lived in fear that I would become like Herbert Frederick, and any child from my loins (a biblical expression: Genesis 35:11, Psalm 38:7) would turn out like me.  That I did not want to happen.  I deliberately stayed away from women, and after a painful youth of constant sodomy I avoided men of all ages, never even having a friend.

Forty years later, having shed over 200 pounds of fat that accumulated as I ate excessively to forget the pain I had gone through, I returned to Waterloo–to see my mother and her second husband.  I cannot remember ever being welcomed when I drove from Texas to Iowa for a visit, and when I would arrive late at night, I was handed a bowl of lettuce as they went to bed. 

Bishop’s Buffet (Crossroads Mall) in Waterloo, Iowa

Not wanting another bowl of lettuce (nor anything with calories), I went to the shopping mall in West Waterloo along University / Highway 218.  It had a popular cafeteria (known as Bishop’s), so I went there first.  Opening the door, I saw Herbert Frederick at one end of the table along with his other wife, with my sister presiding at the head of the table.  She was upset seeing me and thought I would remain in Texas to die. I found it ironic, yet appropriate as I technically died at precisely the minute I was born in Waverly, Iowa at Saint Mary’s Hospital fifty years earlier. When I had returned from Carlton Hospital, Mary Helen called once to tell me that she and her husband Ronald were praying for me and hoped I had prepared a will.  I always wondered if she spelled it praying or preying.

Years later, I moved back to Iowa in 2000, having had a quadruple bypass heart operation in 1998.  The doctors at Del Ray Beach in Florida said I would need another bypass within five years (I have never had it). I wanted to devote myself to exposing hypocrisy.

I did not bother visiting Herbert Frederick or his new wife.  They, like the rest of my family, did not bother with me.  It was if we were living on different planets. My uncle who lived with my favorite grandmother (whom I visited every summer) raped me every night with his hand clamped down on my mouth (my grandmother was too poor to afford an extra bedroom, and I too old and the wrong gender to sleep with her) had converted to Roman Catholicism after marrying a hairdresser, became fervently anti-choice and adopted the Pauline attitude on women as preached by the Wisconsin Evangelical Synod and incorporated into the Missouri Synod creed, and a ultra-conservative Republican (he is now a member of the Tea Party), would disappear as fast as he could if he saw me.  His speed was slow.   He suffers from MS and other aliments.  The only other uncle who remains in Iowa stays on his farm outside of Osage and refused to answer anytime I called. To me, they are all dead in my mind even though they may be alive in body. 

I did not return to Black Hawk County. I moved to Hardin that was not yet under the mystic of Annette Sweeney, but was still overwhelmingly very Republican.  I thought I could just ignore them all, and write, believing that  I was safe from ever having to see a relative again. I was wrong.

I did see Herbert Frederick one more time–on one day.  I received a photocopy of his obituary from an anonymous sender.  Not wanting to go to the funeral, I went to the Garden of Memories funeral home in Waterloo, just to make certain he was dead.  To quote the first line of Charles Dickens famous Christmas Carol, he was “as dead as a door nail.”

Seeing him in his coffin brought closure and peace.  I knew that he would never live again to endanger me or cause cruelty to others. Because I had known him and his spawn, of which I am one, I gave up any belief in a life after death.  This was final for me.

I remembered his barking how birth control was wrong (my parents practiced abstinence except for the three times that Herbert Frederick wanted a child and then “got it over with quickly so as not to displease god “who is ever-present [omnipresent] and ever watching: ποτέ να παρακολουθείτε or immer beobachten), that only Republicans would go to heaven if they had not had an abortion nor masturbated, and I would forever roast (like a stuffed pig [wie eine ausgestopfte Schweine in keeping with the aspersions of Martin Luther], I was told) in “everlasting fire” (Matthew 25:41)—a comment that pleased him and is found in both the writings of the mad monk of Wittenberg as well as the Koran (2:167, 3:191) a volume that Martin Luther actually read and wrote the preface to the 1543 Latin version of the Koran (cp. Westminster Confession (1646): chapter 33) as a way to condemn it after he was unable to convert Muslims to his faith that he called “True” (Evangelical).

Martin Luther's >>Von den Juden und ihren Lügen« Erstausgabe, Wittenberg 1543Luther’s rant was especially anti-Semitic (cf. Luther, Martin (1543). Von den Juden und Ihren Lügen), attacked everyone who did not accept the gospels that still were not firmly decided on, and attacked “Jews, Turks, Papists” and other “idolaters”  (Luther, WA 53:569-572, in German). It was the foundation for Adolf Hitler’s persecution of the Jews, and other “dissenters”, with Hitler calling Luther his spiritual father.

Although I reject violence and politics of assassination, being human I do ponder at times on what it would be like if we did not have idiots like Akin, King, and Bartlett.  I entertain myself for a very brief minute with one cherished wish that lunatics such as Todd Akin, Roscoe Bartlett and Steven King would be raped. At least, that way, they would discover what rape really is—and it is not a sought out “pleasure” but an act of violence that can never be erased from the victim’s mind regardless of the years of psychological therapythe patient had taken (Resick, Patricia A.; Williams, Lauren F.; Suvak, Michael K.; Monson, Candice M.; Gradus, Jaimie L. (2012). “Long-term outcomes of cognitive–behavioral treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder among female rape survivors.” doi: 10.1037/a0026602 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 80(2), Apr 2012, 201-210; Littleton, Heather L.; Grills-Taquechel, Amie (2011). “Evaluation of an information-processing model following sexual assault.” doi: 10.1037/a0021381. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Vol. 3(4), Dec 2011, 421-429; Feinstein, Brian A.; Humphreys, Kathryn L.; Bovin, Michelle J.; Marx, Brian P.; Resick, Patricia A. (2011). “Victim–offender relationship status moderates the relationships of peritraumatic emotional responses, active resistance, and posttraumatic stress symptomatology in female rape survivors. doi: 10.1037/a0021652Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Vol. 3(2), Jun 2011, 192-200; and, Paul, Lisa A.; Gray, Matt J.; Elhai, Jon D.; Davis, Joanne L. (2011). “Perceptions of peer rape myth acceptance and disclosure in a sample of college sexual assault survivors.” doi: 10.1037/a0016989. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Vol. 1(3), Sep 2009, 231-241.)

Arthur Ide (age 67)

Now that I am 67, I still remember the cries of how fat I am–a comment made even when I sought a teaching position in Peru (usually the objection to hiring me was that I was too old (and I keep becoming older), that I never married (implying that I am homosexual, but as I told the Director of Chemicals as Merk Pharmaceuticals, I dislike all people), do not have children to support (not possible being impotent, not married, etc.) and am “too scholarly” or have “published too much” (the last comment coming from the Iowa Republican Party that knew my parental heritage was strongly evangelical Republican, but knowing nothing about me: I was the head of the Hardin County Democrats before I moved out of Iowa, again).  Things never change, as all interviews ended with “you are not a team player”–true; I believe in doing what is right, not expedient–and thus I alienate leaders in academe as well as business as I cannot be bought, bullied, or coerced. 

Luis Amado Barrera Arréstegui

I have only had one academic dean in the fifty years that I have taught who understood this. I will always be grateful for having had the privilege and  honor of knowing Luis Amado Barrera Arréstegui who excels with the support of his partner Jen (Jennifer) and their daughter Valkerie. He has no equal and is the best leader any university has ever been fortunate to claim.  His devotion to education, his prizing the ability of people to read and think independently and make logical judgments based on provable facts is not a part of the Republican or Tea Parties nor even in the Weltanschauung of Steven King or most of the Iowa Legislature. It eludes Mitt and Ann Romney, Paul Ryan, Ron Paul, and the troglodytes sitting in the governor’s chairs in Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nebraska and Texas.

Paul Ryan, Ann and Mitt Romney in Michigan (2012)

The Republican Party finds nothing wrong with rape and claims, like my fundamentalist father, that rape is the result of the victim causing the violence. Now with the Mormon Romney and Roman Catholic Ryan are anointed by the Republican and Tea Parties to carry their banner of hate into the November 2012 election, the Republican Party has completely forsaken women and openly denies women the right of choice (although Ann Romney tells reporters that women are “flocking to Mitt” as if he were the Good Shepherd)–that it had not done until it was cannibalized by the Tea Party and its organized and certified hate groups.  This is clearly seen in the Republican Party plank of its platform that reads:

2012 Republican Platform To [sic] Advocate Abortion Ban Without Rape Exception

But embracing a rape exception for abortion rights would put the campaign at odds with the Republican Party’s longstanding platform, the newest iteration of which will be officially unveiled at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. In spite of the massive public outcry from the right over Todd Akin’s comments, and amazement at the ignorance of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD facing a tough fight in Maryland’s redefined sixth congressional district)  who spouted “there are very few pregnancies as a result of rape, fortunately, and incest (that he argues is very small, but a member in his Town Hall meeting noted it was an every-day occurrence” (video), the official GOP platform committee drafted a provision Monday supporting a “human life amendment” that would outlaw abortion without specifying exemptions for rape or incest. The platform reads:

Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children. 

Stages of Embryo Development

I do not agree. A fetus is not an unborn child. A fetus is a choice. No man and no other woman has the right to decide the destiny or fate of the fetal tissues within any woman’s uterus. Only the woman carrying the evolving tissue has the right to make that choice–and at any time during its evolutionary period of development.  It is not a person, it is a part of the woman’s body until when, if ever, it is born.  No fetus should ever be born if it is the product of rape, incest, or the host mother knows she cannot support it, love it, take care of it, or offer it basic necessities.  An abortion is better.  The world must go not to a zero-growth movement, but to a plan for regressive or negative population growth.  The world has too many unwanted, unloved, abused, and starving children (not just in India or China, but throughout the world), and to bring a child into a world that has used up 40% of its nonrenewable resources in the last 30 years is criminal.  At best the world’s nonrenewable resources will last only 70 years.  Today, the USA tosses out 40% of its food–none is given to the poor, the homeless, the unwanted. The same is true for other nations.

Donald Trump denying climate change

Almost single-handed, Donald Trump and the Koch Brothers are permanently destroying the water planet: Earth.  Even the water is contaminated. This does not bother Steven King or his Republican cretinous cronies in the House of Senate of the government, for they deny science and climate change as if both were bogus.  Trump is the most bogus of the group, with no knowledge of medicine or science (his bachelor degree “in science” is in economics not in environmental science–to help him manage the wealth he inherited–he did not earn it), as seen when he claimed, falsely, that vaccinations cause autism (read here and here where he illegally gives medical advice on Twitter; cp. here as his illusions of granduer and mastery of limited knowledge suggests some mental challenges). Unfortunately, after King , Trump, Inhofe and their benighted birdbrain buddies destroy everything, the people remaining on Earth cannot move to another planet.

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God so loved the world that he gave the world…

AIDS

HIV sufferer, Menginggal Karena, immortalized in the Museum of HIV-AIDS in Thailand

While more women contract Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), since 1980 it has been labeled (beginning with Jerry Falwell and certified national hate group Focus on the Family) as the “gay” [homosexual] disease. 

AIDS in Africa where it was first identified in the 19th century

It is not.  AIDS is a disease that has been charted since the 19th century and has been  analyzed ever since then.  We can find records of similar health condi-tions in the ancient world that saw it as a “sleeping sickness”.  The symptoms of AIDS all point to the fact that it is  an equal opportunity virus that strikes women, babies, fetuses, as well as elderly.  This has been pointed out by the University of Iowa Medical College and other Medical institutions and the American Medical Association (cp. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1986). AIDS Hysteria. Dallas, TX, USA: Monument Press; second edition 1988).

AIDS in Hong Kong

AIDS affects the entire world.  No area is immune, no individual nor group can claim that it is not within the community or country–even Iran

Iran HIV / AIDS adult prevalence

(which officially declares that it has no homosexuals livingin Iran) has AIDS.

Unite for Children / Unite Against AIDS (Iran campaign poster)

The citizens are not listening to the ayatollahs, mullahs, or imams who tell them to walk away from AIDS sufferers and those who are HIV+, for the strikes families as well as individuals.  To this end, the people of Iran have united behind a call to fight the disease and issued posters to warn of infection.

Honor Killings

Honor Killing (Photo by Maryana)

god, especially in Pakistan, requires human sacrifices (known as honor killings) to avenge any infraction of the will of the deity: dating someone the parent(s) do not approve, rejecting the faith, having premarital sex, and more.  Honor killings of three teen-age daughters by Afghan parents have sent an avalanche of protests throughout in Canada while the parents protest it is their freedom of religion to deny others the freedom to live. 

Zainab Shafia cell phone several days before she was murdered (from CBC/Screengrab)

Polygamist (it is allowed in the Qur’an/Koran 4:3 (and in the Hadith Bukhari (62:2) for a man may have up to four wives and as many concubines as he can support; but he must deal justly but not equally with all of his wives, as Muhammad allegedly did: Bukhari (5:268) as his 7-year-old bride (Aisha) was his favorite above all others and considered by legend to be a Muslim scholar, and a disobedient wife can be replaced and displaced: Quran (66:5) without remorse as Muhammad had eleven wives at one time, and his successors had harems of wives)  Muhammad Shafia is accused of four counts of premeditated murder  (drowning the victims, whose bruised bodies were found piled inside a car at the bottom of the Rideau Canal) on June 30, 2009, along with his 20-year-old son (Hamad) and his second wife (Tooba Mohammad Yahya), the mother of the three dead girls: Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13, their crime against Islam, the parents and family, and god was that they dressed in short skirts (which led her parents to declare she was a whore) and flirted with boys.  Zainab had been previously beaten, scratches, isolated in her bedroom, and attempted suicide by swallowing pills.  Shafia responded to the accusations bitterly: “They betrayed humankind, they betrayed Islam, they betrayed our religion and creed, they betrayed our tradition, they betrayed everything.”  The father concluded: “May the devil shit on their graves.”

Honour Killing (2003) a worldwide epidemic for the glory of god

Every year there are more than 5,000 honor killings to appease god.  Canada has at least twelve honor killings each year and always hears that such barbarities are in the name of a pathetic predatory god (Allah) who is unable to defend his own laws and is subject to human intervention to carry out his will (cf. Qur’an / Koran 4:15).  It is estimated that a little under 700 women are killed by their husbands or male relatives in the first nine months of 2011 in Pakistan always with the claim that it is the will of god/Allah.  In the United Kingdom, babies born out-of-wedlock to a Muslim female, are prime targets for honor killings by Islamic fundamentalists.  Islam rules that it is always the female’s sin–a throwback to the ancient Iraqi myth of Gan Eden and a “woman” named “Eve.”  Since a woman created the evil, it is not uncommon for the mother of the woman to pay an assassin to kill her own daughter “for the love of Allah”.

Sami Sarwar gunned down by assassin her mother paid for and watched

One particular case is highly descriptive of fundamentalist Islam: Samia Sarwar, 29, mother of two boys aged 4 and 8, was shot dead today in lawyer Hina Jillani’s office by a bearded man accompanying her mother and uncle. “He’s my helper, I can’t walk,” said the mother, when Hina told the two men to get out. As the mother went to sit down in front of Hina’s desk, and Saima stood up from her chair, the bearded man whipped out a pistol from his waistcoat and shot Saima in the head, killing her instantly.

Banaz Mahmood executed by father and uncle

Every two weeks, a woman is killed in Jordan to redeem “family honor”.  Most assassins are parents, brothers and/or sisters, other relatives, or Imams.  It is a frequent argument that the killing is for honor especially if the woman executed refuses to wear a hijab (face/head veil), or is “immodest” in her walk and creates “gossip among the neighbors.”

Sati (widow murder / suicide) in Hinduism

Honor killings go beyond Islam.  A woman is expected to set herself on fire (or will be thrown on her husband’s funeral pyre) in a Hindu ritual known as Satī (सती).  This is most common in India, but also is found in other countries where Hindus have moved, or have been minorities (as in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other nations).  It was first known around 400 CE (coming from ancient legends of widows of sea captains who died would jump onboard a ship set aflame and pushed back onto the ocean to chart a course to a nautical afterlife; cf. Strabo 15.1.30, 62 and Diodorus Siculus 19.33 who argued that the custom was started to discouraging young wives from murdering old husbands; it was later recorded in 912 CE by Ibn Fadlan in describing Bulgars and Vikings), and not outlawed in India until 1829, but is still practiced as a religious act of faith.  Satī is a term derived from the name of a goddess who was also known as Dakshayani.  She self-immolated being “unable to bear her father Daksha’s humiliation of her husband Shiva who was presumed dead but

Junshi in Japan

was alive.  By self-immolation, the dying woman would rid her husband of any sins he had committed, and the women who took their lives were revered as saints, while those forced to die (were murdered) were seen as only being partially pure.  This led to the concept that the term Satī was tantamount to “chaste.”  It  bear a slight resemblance to the later tradition of junshi (literally: suicide through fidelity, where the vassal kills himself to follow the lord to the other world) in Japan, but was prized in India as a means of preserving endogamy (marrying within a particular group or caste; cf.  Singh, Nagendra Kr. (2000).  Ambedkar on Religion.  New Delhi, India: Anmol Publications, p. 214).

Sharia law

Woman stoned to death for marrying a man not accepted by her parents

Sharia law (شريعة‎) is the moral and religious law of Islam (قانون إسلامي), and is based on the Qur’an that was, by legend, delivered by an angel to an illiterate camel driver by the name of Muhammad who had wandered the desert for forty days and nights.  Few Muslims agree as to what the law means, and the law has divided Islam for centuries (Otto, Jan Michiel (2008). Sharia and National Law in Muslim Countries – Tensions and Opportunities for Dutch and EU Foreign Policy – Law, Governance, and Development. E-book: Amsterdam University Press. p. 7), and devout Muslims believe it to be original with Muhammad and his successors.  The truth is it is a combination of various Mesopotamian and Bedouin laws and each can be found antedating the legendary life of Muhammad.  

Tortured and disfigured Muslim girl (Time magazine)

Sharia is especially harsh towards women and petty thieves.  A woman who commits (or is accused of committing) adultery is to be stoned to death, while her male partner has his ears and nose sliced. 

A small child who stole “something that is useless” can have his arm bones crushed or his hands cut off (this does not include a series of photos that are inaccurately described on the internet as being the penalty for a boy stealing bread).  A trial is required and the crime must be witnessed–and the witnesses must testify in an open court.  The penalty is proclaimed by the judge that sets the penalty that the penalty is the will of a loving god.

The most extreme form of Sharia is among fundamentalist Muslims, with the prime nation being Saudi Arabia.  Under Sharia, and based on the Qur’an, a man can divorce his wife (she cannot divorce him) provided he does it in front of four witnesses.  While there does not have to be a specific reason for a divorce, apostasy, on the part of the husband or wife, ends a Muslim marriage.  A divorced woman with infants is allowed a “subsidy” until the age of weaning the infant–when all payments stop. 

Crimes are considered sins against god, and include

  • adultery (zina), which includes adultery, fornication, incest/pedophilia, rape, and pimping (based on a concept of theft)
  • apostasy/blasphemy
  • defamation (meaning false accusation of any of these things)
  • sodomy/lesbianism (or sodomy rape)
  • theft
  • use of intoxicants (alcohol/drug use)
  • “waging war against God and society” (hirabah, uniquely known as moharebeh/mofsed-e-filarz in Iran: armed robbery, terrorism, armed violence); this does not include jihad (originally it meant “internal” or “spiritual cleansing”)

Each of these crimes/sin against god can lead to execution, whipping, or torture–in the same way that the Roman Catholic church made itself supreme in medieval Spain. Among the most common cases where Sharia law is enforced is in the area of human sexuality.  Adultery is considered to be the theft of property (the woman is seen as belonging to the husband), and homosexuality is thought to be against the plan of god even though it happens in nature among all species.

Executing suspected homosexuals in Iran

To solve both crimes, death is mandatory, with executions public (as with stoning a woman until dead, decapitating a witch (as occurred recently matching the scandal of 2005 when one old illiterate woman was forced to fingerprint a confession that she could not read), or hanging sodomites (male or female; ref. Qur’an/Koran 4:16).  Once accused, there is little and frequently no excuse or evidence that is allowed to be admitted to clear the individual.  The age of the individual is irrelevant, especially in Iran, where execution of pre-teenage youths are carried out as quickly as accused teenagers or men and women over the age of twenty.

Public execution of gay men in Iran takes place anywhere

Homosexuality, like other crimes/sins, brings out hatred in fanatical Muslims. This hate is justified as being  a testimony of love, devotion, and dedication to god/Allah and is exemplified throughout the world with marches, protests, threatens to kill those who do not adapt to or adopt Islam and its precepts

Muslim protesters (Today 16/10/09, picture by Tal Cohen) outside Geert Wilders press conference in London

(even though, one of those precepts forbidding images of living things has been regularly circumvented and avoided), especially in the depiction of Muhammad (who appears in illustration format in eighth century and later Qur’ans/Korans). 

Cartoons on Muhammad that Muslims found to be offensive

When a Danish newspaper  group, known as Jyllands-Posten,  began a cartoon festival to emphasize free speech on the prophet of Islam, to high-light the abrupt differences between reality and rhetoric, Muslims were outraged.  Taking to the streets, the Muslims throughout Europe and the Middle East began shouting for death of the offending cartoonists and vowing to bomb the newspaper group.  The Muslims chimed that no one should be allowed to “insult The Prophet” and there should

Muslims protesting against free speech in London UK

be no freedom of expression or press, demanding a theocracy on the order lusted after by Congressional representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and heavy metal drummer Bradlee Dean Smith of Minnesota.  The newspaper published the cartoons when a Danish author complained that he could find no-one to illustrate his book about Muhammad.  On December 4, 2005, it was reported that Flemming Rose, the cultural editor at the newspaper said. “Religious feelings cannot demand special treatment in a secular society,” and added. “In a democracy one must from time to time accept criticism or becoming a laughingstock.”  The Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami and its youth branch promptly offered a bounty for anyone who murdered the Danish illustrators who drew cartoons of Muhammad.  Face with Islam’s religious intolerance and bigotry, France and other nations newspapers reprinted the offending cartoons (as I have done, see above). Under the headline “Yes, we have the right to caricature God”, France Soir ran a front page cartoon of Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim and Christian gods floating on a cloud. It shows the Christian deity saying: “Don’t complain, Muhammad, we’ve all been caricatured here.” France Soir editor Serge Faubert wrote in a commentary explaining why his newspaper had printed the cartoons: “Enough lessons from these reactionary bigots! … Just because the Koran bans images of Mohammed doesn’t mean non-Muslims have to submit to this.”

Germany’s Die Welt  daily printed one of the drawings on its front page, and it was followed by Berliner Zeitung daily that printed two of the caricatures as part of its coverage of the controversy.

Clergy sexual abuse

Roman Catholic

Vatican gay prostitution at the highest level of the church

Angelo Badalucci—a member of a group of ceremonial lay ushers of the papal household called the “Gentlemen of His Holiness”—can be heard on the wiretaps discussing the physical details of the men he wanted brought to him and asking what time one man needed to be back at the seminary.

Ireland severed diplomatic ties with the Vatican because of rampant sexual abuse among the clergy (monks, priests, bishops, and nuns) who preyed on underage youth of both genders.  The abuse had gone on for decades before it was uncovered, having been hidden by clergy and police. One priest admitted abusing more than 100 children.

Primate of All Ireland Cardinal Sean Brady at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, Northern Ireland

Another said he had committed abuse every two weeks for more than 25 years. Others detailed how they would pass a youth between themselves.  The Irish Commission, known as the Murphy Commission of Inquiry, concluded every bishop’s primary loyalty was to the church itself, and many followed Opus Dei that argues that a lie told to protect the church was not a sin against God nor an evil act of a believer.  The papacy attempted to deny the findings of the report, and only when Roman Catholics began to demand justice and leave the Roman Catholic church did a reluctant pope begin to apologize, although he is also under suspicion of sexual irregularities. 

Bishop Reilly

Similar problems surfaced in the USA: not just sexual assault that had been a regular fare for many friars, fathers, and faithful, but the coverup of pedophilia by bishops, priests, and cardinals: many who were themselves the predators. Chancellor of the Catholic Diocese of Providence, then later for 27 years serving as bishop of the Norwich, Connecticut, and Worcester dioceses, Daniel P. Reilly has been named in more than 30 lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct by priests under his charge and claimed that he was not consulted about sexual misconduct of his priests, even though some of the victims committed suicide.  J. Kendrick Williams, bishop of Lexington, Kentucky, was named in a lawsuit claiming he had unwanted sexual contact with a student (David Hall) at St. Catherine’s High School in New Haven in 1969.  Bishop Anthony O’Connell (then of Palm Beach, FL) and  Bishop Robert Brom (then of Duluth, MN, now in San Diego, CA) admitted to their molestation, but continued serving the church, while Bishop Matthew Clark of Rochester, NY, who wrote in 1990 that pedophile clergy were afflicted but not sinful allowed pedophile priests to preach and practice their rituals. Cardinal Edward Egan (then of New York, NY) allowed Rev. Walter Coleman to “stay on the job” for more than a year after the Bridgeport diocese concluded in early 1994 that he had abused the son of a woman with whom he had an affair and bought a house. The sacerdotal with the record of maintaining pedophile priests to continue to teach and preach is Boston, MA, Cardinal Bernard Law.  When bishops are accused of this crime, they are transferred to the Vatican, where the current pope, Benedict

Faked advertisement with the Pope kissing an Imam

XVI, is more upset over a Photoshop advertisement by Bettenton of ad featuring a fake picture of Pope Benedict XVI kissing Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb, imam of Al-Azhar mosque, a prominent Muslim house of worship in Cairo, Egypt than of rampant pedophilia in the priesthood.

Evangelical Protestant

Swaggart’s prostitute: Rosemary Garcia

Jimmy Swaggart paid prostitutes, including Debra Murphree who worked the red-light district of New Orleans, for sex while married.  He required one prostitute to have her daughter watch (cp. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1988). Heaven’s Hustler:  the rise & fall of Jimmy Swaggart. Dallas, TX, USA: Monument Press).  Swaggart’s son, Donnie, took over the family business of faith selling, before he also fell from grace.

Ted Haggard exposed in Denver, CO

Ted Haggard confessed to having at leasttwo homosexual affairs (although 

Mike Jones exposure of Ted Haggard

others have been reported). Ultimately, the fervent anti-gay pastor confessed to have lifelong problems with his sexual orientation. Mike Jones, his primary accuser, claimed Haggard paid him for sex over a three-year period on a monthly basis charging $70 – $90 an hour.  Most of this tab was paid for by Haggard’s spiritual flock and the church that he controlled as a “shepherd”.  The IRS has never investigated this misuse of church funds, and nothing has been said or written about it. 

Haggard’s situation is not at all unique.  Other Pentecostal pastors, many who run for and win sits in state legislatures seeking to erase the wall separating state and church find their own needs met by using money from their congregations for their own personal interests and pleasures, as was the case with Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker of the PTL (Praise the Lord) Club, Pat Robertson and his 700 Club, and similar televangelists.

Mainstream Protestant

Lutheran, Methodist, and Baptist ministers have been accused of having nonconsensual sex with underage males and females.  This is surprisingly the case with conservative politicians who use religion as a base to win  election, as occurred in 1994, led by the four-time married and repeated adulterer Newt Gingrich, and talk show pundit Glenn Beck who, like Bill O’Reilly while on the air and off, has a difficult time with the truth

 

Two groups of mainstream Protestantism that keeps the media busy are the conservative Lutherans and Baptists.  Child molesting and prostitution are especially interesting after listening to those who feed on the young and poor complete pounding their pulpits as if they were an enraged Martin Luther or other reformer.  Lutheran pastor Robert L. Slegel has been accused by twenty men in Brick, New Jersey of having sexually molested, and sodomized, them over a period of years, and are now demanding over $30 million in restitution payment.  The lawsuit against St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brick, alleges “It was and is the policy of (the church) to tolerate and keep secret the identities of pedophiles and other sexual offenders as functioning pastors/ministers in the Lutheran Church.”  However, in a statement issued by the church’s congregation council said: “St. Thomas Lutheran Church does not tolerate inappropriate sexual behavior of any kind.”  BishopAccountability.org claims that there have been several similar settlements against Lutheran pastors in various other states, citing the website of ChristianityToday.org. 

Terah Rawlings (top left), Raymond "Allen" Knight (top right), Franklin "Wayne" Knight (bottom left) and Jan Ocvirk

Terah Rawlings (top left), Raymond “Allen” Knight (top right), Franklin “Wayne” Knight (bottom left) and Jan Ocvirk

Southern Baptists are equal craven and carnal in thoughts and actions as can be seen by the sexual molestation  perpetrated by Terah Rawlings,  Raymond “Allen” Knight, Franklin “Wayne” Knight, and Jan Ocvirk of Hilltop Baptist Church, when former teacher, Terah Allyn Rawlings, 32, allegedly had sex with the then-15-year-old boy during the 2007-2008 school year and during the following summer in a “Christian school” in Colorado Springs.  The administrators and the coach (Rawlings’ uncle, Hilltop Baptist Church senior pastor Franklin “Wayne” Knight, 63; her father, former school athletic director and associate pastor Raymond “Allen” Knight, 57; and former principal Jan Ocvirk, 51) knew about the trysts but neither said a word nor acted to stop the child abuse.  

Heather Daughdrill

A similar case occurred in Louisiana where Heather Daughdrill, a 28-year-old Bible school teacher/aide was charged Monday with repeatedly having sex with a 13-year-old boy she met at Bible school camp, according to Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs.  She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on 4 counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, 8 counts of sexual battery, 3 counts of second degree kidnapping, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.  Heath Daughdrill, of Westlake, is accused of initiating the relationship while acting as a teacher and aide at a June religious retreat, where virtue was taught.  Similarly, Melissa B. Jones, 29-year-old woman from Decatur, Illinois,  has pleaded guilty to criminal sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy who attended the Salem Baptist church where her husband was a youth pastor; the  youth initiated sexual intercourse.

Political leaders

17-year-old Karima El Mahroug becomes mother was prostitute hired by Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi admits he paid a young exotic dancer at the center of a prostitution scandal $60,000 – but he swears it wasn’t for

Silvio Berlusconi and Ruby

sex! At least two of his mistresses were underage prostitutes, one who became an underaged mother who had sex with a nightclub owner more than twice her age.  Karima El Mahroug was an illegal immigrant from Morocco who was an exotic dancer – nicknamed Ruby Rubacuori (Ruby The Heartstealer) – and later was accused of trying to extort money from Berlusconi after she’d been arrested on suspicion of theft.  She was freed after Berlusconi intervened on her behalf.

US Senator Larry Craig (mugshot) (R-ID)

US Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) propositioned an undercover Minnesota police officer for sex in Minnesota. Before his arrest, he had been among the most outspoken foes of gay rights, and worked to ensure that LGBT military were denied all civil and human rights.

US Senator David “John” Vitter (R-LA) regularly kept prostitutes (including the “Washington DC Madam”: Deborah Jeane Palfrey, who brought prostitutes to The Family on C Street where evangelicals were planning on

Sen. Vitter (R-LA) and DC Madam

Armageddon and End Times) while running on “family values” and “sanctity of marriage”–and won reelection in 2010.  The prostitute who was to testify against him was murdered and it was ruled a suicide.  Most of the women that Vitter has paid have “disappeared” and The Family of C Street says that a member of the sacred group can commit no sin but is anointed to help rule the world at the time of the eminent Second Coming.

Domestic Violence

Rape, assault, and coercion are at an all-time high, worldwide.  They are especially noticeable in nations that claim to be highly religious and are controlled by church, mosque, temple, or synagogue.

Like Bible-based Christian women, women of Islam are required to submit to a man

In Afghanistan (and other Islamic nations) where the Taliban is a strong force or the Imams (religious leaders) are in control, it is common for males to throw acid in the face of  pre-teenage or teenage girls who go to school.  In Indonesia, Imam Sheikh Taj el-Din al-Hilali argued that women should see themselves as “rotting” and “uncovered [spoiled] meat” and by not wearing the hijab they were inviting and soliciting rape.  For that reason, the Islamic cleric ruled, women must keep themselves covered from head to foot. The female form is considered hideous, and a woman who exposes herself to others is labeled a prostitute. 

Acid attacks on women in Saudi Arabia

Morality police from Saudi Arabia to Afghanistan are ordered to whip with any weapon any woman who does not submit, for the common thought is that a woman has no intelligence to determine her own destiny–she is the property of a man. 

Death of a Princess (Saudi Arabia) charged with sorcery

Even a princess royal cannot escape from the morality police who can determine whether or not she was guilty of sorcery.  This was the modus operandi of Saudi’s guardians of virtue, as a television crew discovered when filming–and ultimately entitling their exposé Death of a Princess.

Acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Education for women is rejected by males in Islamic society. They will take every opportunity to keep a woman from studying.  No step is too severe.

Strict religious fundamentalists argue that a female was born to give birth to other children–that knowledge is unimportant, and all a female should do is memorize the Qur’an and encourage her children to fight and die for Allah.

Rape and disfigurement are equally common in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and what are considered more civilized nations.  In an effort to curb this problem, Women’s Shelters are built, but enraged males are able to break through security and attack their wives, girlfriends, and daughters or other females they feel betrayed them.

Homosexuality

While homosexuality has always existed and for many cultures was considered a special grace that was the function of priests to perform to ensure fertility of land and people, religions have made it a crime while, wrongly, claiming it is against their scripture.  The word “homosexual” is not invented until the end of the nineteenth century, yet it is the word that justifies Islam to execute numerous young males (from age 4 and upward) in public, usually by hanging.

In traditional rank hypocrisy, evangelical Christianity led by self-styled ministers such as Bradlee Dean Smith, claim that homosexuals are damned to hell for even thinking about homosexuality. Documents and icons, however, show that not only did the early Christian community/church sanction homosexual marriages, but that homosexual partners were elevated to

Saints Sergius and Bacchus

sainthood, such as Saints Sergius and Bacchus, third century Roman soldiers (in the ancient text of their martyrologies they are called εραστές (“erastai” in the Greek, or “lovers”; cf. Ed. I. van den Gheyn (1895), “Passio antiquior SS. Sergii et Bacchi Graece nunc primum edita,” Analecta Bollandiana 14 pp. 373-95, and Halkin, François (1957).  Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca [BHG], Subsidia Hagiographica 8 (Brussels: Societe des Bollandistes, 1957) text is in Latin), Saint Sebastian in the third century, Juventinus and Maximinus who were martyred in 363 after being publicly paraded wearing women’s clothing (cp. Walter, Christopher (2003). The Warrior Saints in Byzantine Art and Tradition. Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT. : Ashgate, and Saint Aelred. Homophobia develops quickly in the eleventh century in Western Europe.

Protestant reformers denounced “the secret vice” (that was not secret), yet many had homosexual lovers.  The most notorious was King James VI [Scotland] & I [England] who paid for a new translation of the Bible (King James Version) while having regular “encounters” (Kagan, Donald; Ozment, Steven; and, Turner, Frank M. The Western Heritage: from the earliest time to the present, Eighth Edition, Princeton, NJ, USA: Prentice-Hall, chapter 13, page 420; this work, considered a standard, should be read carefully as it ignores the Byzantines and Ottomans as well as giving short shrift to Russia and Poland and offers nothing concerning Islamic states, advances of women, children, minorities and LGBT are nearly non-existent; serious scholars will avoid this work. A better source would be Aldrich, Robert; Wotherspoon, Garry (2001), Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to World War II, New York, NY, USA: Routledge, pp. 226–7, and like most homosexuals, James VI & I denounced “sodomy”: a “crime” the king committed regularly: Bentham, Jeremy; Crompton, Louis (1978), “Offences Against One’s Self”, Journal of Homosexuality 3 (4): 389–405; continued in v.4:1(1978), Jeremy Bentham’s essay on “Paederasty,” written about 1785; cf. Bergeron, David Moore (1999), King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire, Iowa City, IA, USA: University of Iowa Press) with George Villier (1592–1628), Duke of Buckingham assassinated at Portsmouth by the renegade officer John Felton).

In the twentieth century numerous clergy (a sizeable number of Roman Catholic priests in Ireland, USA, UK, and other countries have been indicted for pedophilia, although the majority had male-female affairs), have been indicted for illegal homosexual activity, including Pentecostals Ted Haggard, bishop Eddie Long of Atlanta, GA, and others who had wives but paid or coerced males for sex, denying they are gay and even working to stop homosexual civil and human rights.

Pollution

Water

Georgia-Pacific paper spills toxic waste into Coffee Creek and Ouachita rivers in Arkansas

Koch Industries has long polluted the earth, its water and air in quest of obscene profits, especially with its Georgia-Pacific paper products industries in Crossett, Arkansas, that destroyed Coffee Creek, and Mossy Lake, Arkansas river and tributaries. Discharging 45 million gallons per day of paper-mill waste, including ammonia and chloride, and metals such as zinc, copper, and mercury, this toxic stew spewed from Koch Industries’ Georgia-Pacific paper plants combines with the town of Crossett’s sewage in Coffee Creek, the stream below the plant.  Fish die and pile u to rot along the river banks.

Koch Brothers

The Koch Brothers (headquartered in Wichita, KS) fight against pollution regulation by funding the neo-conservative Tea Party and openly buys politicians and pundits not only in the Arkansas legislature, but governorships from Iowa and Wisconsin, to Indiana and New Jersey. The Koch Brothers biggest coup was buying enough votes to put Scott Walker (R-WI) into a governorship to make broadsided attacks on organized labor, a fête that was matched in Indiana with Mitch Daniels.  At the same time the Koch Brothers own US Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and the majority of climate-change deniers in the Congress of the USA. 

Global warming

Global warming and disappearance of clean water

While more than 82% of all US Republican Senators reject global warming, Al Franken (D-MN) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have passionately argued that science is the best basis for public policy, and with former Vice President Al Gore, presented conclusive proof of global warming, global ecological and environmental destruction, and the loss of irreplaceable natural resources.

Satellite Image Photo: San Quintin Glacier Northern Patagonia Chile (2002)

The ice cap (glaciers) on the Andes Mountains in South America are evaporating at a rate faster than anticipated.  Scientific predictions now state

Peru, where glaciers once existed

that Perú will have no water by 2030, and with the glaciers in Chile receding at a rate of one-half a mile a year, it is likely that Chile will also be without water before 2040. 

Dramatic retreat of the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia

Bolivia has lost most of its glaciers.  Bolivia depends on glaciers for most of its drinking water.

Arctic warming at increasingly rapid rate

The lost of glaciers and pure drinking water even affects the polar regions.  Antarctica is slowly disappearing, as is the Arctic.  Global warming is real.

Strip-mining

Strip mining: showing the impact the tar sands have on land

Strip (or surface) mining does more ecological damage than most other man-made attacks upon the planet.  It began in the sixteenth century and is now worldwide, although North America has the greatest role in the rape of the land.  Strip/surface mining is becoming increasingly more frequent in South America, where corrupt congresses allow foreign investors to denude their lands in exchange for currency that lines their pockets but seldom benefits their poor.

The greatest problem of strip/surface mining is not merely the removal of vegetation that is seldom replaced, but unless the tundra is reclaimed, surface mining can leave behind large areas of infertile waste rock, as 70% of material excavated is waste.  This waste is compounded when rain causes further erosion.  Valley fills frequently bury headwater streams causing permanent loss of ecosystems.  Large tracts of deciduous forests has threatened several endangered species, especially in Perú and throughout the Amazons, and led to a loss of biodiversity, never to be recovered (M.A. Palmer et al. Mountaintop Mining Consequences, Science, 8 January 2010, Vol. 327, p. 148).

What little water exists is being wasted on strip-mining and washing ore for exportation as the congresses in poor/illiterate nations have short-sighted goals and little concern for the common people.  The mines are shoddily prepared, frequently collapse burying miners alive, and national and local governments in South America do nothing but wait for foreign currency to filter in. 

Water pollution

Tires span across ocean floors

Water pollution is especially critical as clear water supplies dwindle.  It is not even viable to try to attempt to turn salt water into drinking water, as the oceans and seas are already polluted by dumping.  Tires line large spans of

Coastal pollution in New Delhi, India

ocean floors.  Debris exists floating along ocean and lake coastlines from Perú

Pucusana (Lima, Perú) beach front

to Santa Barbara, from Spain to Libya.

Homeless

Homelessness in the USA

Homeless in the United Kingdom

Homelessness in the UK is equally exhausting with no end in sight.  This is true everywhere, and religious groups encourage those unfortunates who suffer through this to “offer it up in prayer”.  This “celebration of suffering” was the backbone of one of the world’s greatest frauds: Mother Theresa of Calcutta, (born Agnes Gonk Bojaxhiu: born August 27, 1910, died September 5, 1997), Bharat Ratna, OM, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in India, drained off millions of dollars, allegedly for the poor of India, but instead built retirement homes for priests and nuns: a charlatan who built death houses called “hospitals” but where no medicines were dispensed, no doctors admitted to attend to the suffering, and a “hotel” with cots not fit for an adult with basic comfort.

World hunger (map)

The real cost, worldwide, is hunger, homelessness, and illness: each benefiting organized religion.

Hunger

Hunger a sign of sin?

Hunger is rampant everywhere: the USA (sharply rising in 2000 so that by 2011, over 2 million new people joined the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP, formerly known as food stamps — between January and September, with more than 50% of all retired people receiving less than minimum social security benefits daily debating to buy medications or  food for their one meal of the day; 48% of all USA citizens are living at low income or poverty level while child homelessness has jumped 38% since 2007), UK, Asia, India, Russia, the Middle East as a few become enriched while the Middle Class disappears into the folds of poverty.  In many religions, it is said that those who have been saved will not suffer but will benefit from their faith as an Elect of God. In others, as noted by Mother Theresa of India, suffering on earth will assure the faithful of a place in heaven and eternal life (Hitchens, Christopher (1995). The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice.  London, UK and New York, NY, USA : Verso). Mother Theresa was neither loved nor considered a saint in India, especially among the poor and those who suffered or the medical community who considered her miracles fraudulent inventions (read Shields, Susan. “Mother Teresa’s House of Illusions: How She Harmed Her Helpers As Well As Those She ‘Helped’,”  Free Inquiry magazine, vol. 18, no. 1)Those who spoke out against Mother Theresa were not just secularists nor people of means and education in India, but condemnations came from within her order of sisters, and the husband of the woman who allegedly received a miracle by praying to the diabolical dead nun who told reporters that the cure came with medicines not prayers.  The husband originally, it is reported, told reporters: quoted as saying: “This miracle is a hoax. It is much ado about nothing. My wife was cured by the doctors.” He later changed his mind, however, once he was paid handsomely by Theresa’s order, and told an interviewer: “It was her miracle healing that cured my wife. Our situation was terrible and we didn’t know what to do. Now my children are being educated with the help of the nuns and I have been able to buy a small piece of land. Everything has changed for the better.” (Emphasis mine, as additional documents saw the Sisters of Charity offering large amounts for those who would testify to the Albanian nun’s piety.) The Sisters of Charity are colleagues in crimes committed by Mother Theresa of Calcutta that an Alzheimer’s disease (a form of dementia) and Parkinson’s disease-suffering pontiff raised to the ranks of Blessed while those placed in her care were starving for food and thirsting for drink.

Homicide rates worldwide

With soaring rates of hunger and homelessness comes crime, which most religions consider to be a sin, yet is the result of social injustices. They work together.

World statistics on homicides

War

Sin, and social injustice, are the products of god.  In the end, god is praised for war, as with Hitler’s Gott mit unus that was sewn on NAZI uniforms, was the

Enlisted Prussian man’s belt buckle (front view)

motto used by Germans in World War I where it was inscribed on the soldiers helmets, and was the battle cry in the Roman and Byzantine empires (Nobiscum deus ), but has an ancient history, returning to the Hebrew word Immanuel. God has always been seen and hailed as the father of war and on this legend came the ancient apocalypses of ancient Egypt, Akaddians, and Mesopotamian nations.

USA and UK torture of Iraqi prisoners (2001-2008)

From George W. Bush’s claim that his god had selected him to be president, and to call for a “crusade” (a word that Muslims interpreted from its medieval counterpart to mean the slaughter of women and babies), the religion of Bush crystalized in unbelievable USA military tortures (many heinous acts were performed by women in the USA army, while others were done by UK combatants)–surpassing the great cruelty of the Spanish Inquisition where waterboarding (justified by law professor John Yoo) was a standard device.  Waterboarding is not new in torture methods, as it was a favored way of wringing confessions out of the accused by the Spanish Inquisition and even by later-

Illustration of Madame de Brinvilliers Being Tortured (c. 1847) to confess to poisoning several family members. She was beheaded in 1676.

day Protestant troops who attacked Roman Catholics in the Wars of Religion that culminated in the Thirty Years War in the belief that it was a holy act since prayers were said and the water was blessed.  It was first used in 1478 and called “tortura del agua”, consisted of introducing a cloth into the mouth of the victim, and forcing them to ingest water spilled from a jar so that they had the impression of drowning.”  It made a return into theological terrorism 1556-1559 as the Flemish Inquisition, used in the brutal persecution of Anabaptists in Belgium.  In the 1800s, waterboarding was known as “the common scold”. Scolding was a common punishment for antisocial women in early Europe and America. Water-based tortures were used to identify witches or inflict suffering on suspects as a trial by ordeal. Religious leaders argued that God would help the innocent by performing a miracle on their behalf (allowing them to live), as Satan would let them drown.  It was

Negro convict “showered to death” (Harper’s Weekly, Dec. 18, 1858)

used in 1858, at Auburn State Prison (New York) “to execute negros [sic] slowly”.  In what Harper’s Weekly called a “fearful picture of the mismanagement of our public institutions … a convict named More was, imprisoned in the State Prison at Auburn, was showered to death by the prison officials. … all the water that was in the tank — amounting to from three to five barrels, the quantity is uncertain — was showered upon him in spite of his piteous cries; a few minutes after his release from the bath he fell prostrate, was carried to his cell, and died in five minutes.” 

What the Bush-Blair administrations did surpassed even the diabolic dictates of Germans serving Hitler and brought severe penalties from the Nuremberg

Tony Blair (left) and George W. Bush (right)

Court–but the USA has repeatedly refused to recognize and join the World Court, as George W. Bush and his administration, like that of UK’s Tony Blair and his administration, having already been found guilty of crimes against humanity, fear a trial in an open court.

But GW Bush was not unique.  Wars have only

Torture of Iraqis by USA military

become more “sophisticated”, cruel, and more destructive with little concern for “collateral damage”: the loss of human life or property.  The military of the USA in Iraq and Afghanistan, following prayer sessions, were encouraged by military chaplains to “spread the Gospel” and to “harken” to the words of Bible messages stamped on their military weaponsand minds. Their

JN8:12, reads, “Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

mission was to “serve the Lord” in the same style as Hitler’s troops were encouraged to be emissaries for the new Reich.  Most of the chaplains come from fundamentalist groups, and at the USA Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, dissent is not allowed, those who do not accept a rigid reading of scripture are ostracized and hounded, with many attempting suicide to get away from the daily indoctrination that haunts them.  Agnostics and self-proclaimed atheists are battered verbally and occasionally assaulted with the US military leaders doing nothing to protect the abused or to silence the indoctrination program. 

USA Air Force nuclear war over Japan

From the dropping of the atomic bomb on two Japanese cities filled with civilians and with no military in sight, Nagasaki and Hiroshima, leading to the loss of un-numbered tens of thousands or uncounted millions of innocent civilians to napalming innocent citizens in Vietnam and throwing “noncooperatives”, from helicopters. The greatest atrocity occurred at Mai

Mai Lai Massacre (published in Mother Jones)

Lai on March 16, 1968, committed by United States Army soldiers of “Charlie” Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the American Division whose victims were women, children (including babies), and elderly people.) 

Agent Orange, a herbicide, that was sprayed like a mist over villages where

Vietnamese children affected by Agent Orange

Vietnamese “Cong” fighters or sympathizers were thought to be hidden, was more popular among the USA military, as it not only incapacitated but killed, and those who survived were disfigured and would be unable to give birth to healthy children.  What was unknown at the time (or a well-kept secret) was its adverse affect on USA military personnel who continue to have health problems because of it. This diminishing of the value of human life continued in future armed conflicts, usually over oil, as seen in the barbarities committed by drones in Afghanistan (one spy drone was brought down over Iran)–these wars exceed that of the Third Reich when six million Jews and millions of other citizens (White Russians, Poles, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and

Israel’s holocaust against Muslims in Gaza

others) were openly slaughtered–a holocaust repeated by Israel against Palestinians of all ages. This is not anti-Semitism, as Palestinians are also Semitic.  The word, well-known by linguists, means “a subfamily of Afro-Asiatic languages that includes Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician.”  For Israel to claim that any exposure of its holocaust of the Palestinian people is anti-Semitic demonstrates clearly that Israel has neither a conscience nor an education in linguistics and is fanning the flames of hate as sharply as is Islam.  The Torah and the Qur’an/Koran equally show that the two Semitic people had a common source: Abraham (מָעֵאל or  إسماعي for Ishmael in Genesis 16:3 from Babylonian and Minæan cognates, with a covenant established in Genesis 15, cf. Qur’an/Koran  XIX: 54 and XIV: 35-41; and, Isaac: יִצְחָק  that is a 13th century BCE Ugaritic word for “He laughs” that was the name of the Canaanite deity El–which would ultimately be transmogrified to mean “husband”, “lord,” and “master”, but the individual in Genesis 11-25 is not clearly defined any more than he is in Qur’an/Koran XII:6, 38 or XXXVII: 12).  Abraham is questionable, especially in the Qur’an/Koran where the plural pronoun is used:

And We made them leaders, guiding (men) by Our Command, and We sent them inspiration to do good deeds, to establish regular prayers, and to practise regular charity; and they constantly served Us (and Us only).

—Qur’an, sura 21 (Al-Anbiya), ayah 72-73

The statement “god is love” is equal to “god is great” (الله أكبر: Allāhu Akbar).  In each case god is the tyrant and demonic power behind the designs of mortals who would be gods.

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Cain and Able: from bad translations and interpretation to evangelical fundamentalist distortions

Adam and Eve (Sistine ceiling by Michelangelo)

Cain and Abe (Hebrew: קין ,הבל, and in Arabic: هابيل قابيل) are the mythic “sons of Adam” (ابني آدم).  Adam is an ancient word, pre-Canaan in origin that means “red earth”, while Cain means “farmer” or “crop farmer”, and Abel it means “shepherd”). Mythology has “Adam” marrying “Eve” (Hebrew: חַוָּה; Arabic حواء:a word meaning “life” but also “helpmeet” (Book of Tobit viii, 8; Sept., viii, 6): being someone who helps the overseer, and is a reference to a worker and is gender neutral, although canonical texts is referred to as the “first woman”—who if she was that, she was cloned, being taken from the “rib” of Adam and thus having his identical incest; a best she would have been his sister and their “marriage” {a word for sexual union} was incestuous (Genesis 2:21–22), which is common throughout the Old Testament among the legendary progenitors: from Jacob marrying his first cousins Leah and Rachel, etc.). Her “name” is quite late in Biblical lore, coming for the first of five times in Genesis 3:20. 

Eve was none less than Babylonian creatrix Tiamatwhose biography matches that of El/Eloi/Elohim in the Bible.  The cuneiform read:

The goddess Tiamat said: "I walked on the land, and I saw it was good."

Tiamat is Goddess of the primeval saltwater sea. In the beginning there was only Tiamat and Apsu, God of the freshwater. Tiamat surrounded Apsu, and their waters mingled to produce Lahmu and Lahamu,  produced Anshar and Kishar. Anshar and Kishar mated to produce the God Anu, who was the father of the Gods Enlil and Ea [Enki in Sumerian].

The noise of all of her descendants bothered Tiamat, and Apsu wanted to kill them.  Tiamat said no. Ea had overheard their plans, and he plotted to kill Apsu.

Marduk slays the goddess Tiamat

In vengeance, Tiamat created an army of giant snakes and dragons to attack the younger Gods. Ea’s son, Marduk, engaged in combat with Tiamat, and he used the four winds against her. When Tiamat swallowed the winds, her belly became very distended, and Marduk shot her with an arrow, slicing her in two.

Ancient Babylonian map on the separation of the sky from the earth (it matches Genesis 1, 2)

Marduk used Tiamat’s body to form the sky and the earth. Her eyes were placed as the sources of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and her breasts became great mountains. Her last breath was transformed into the clouds.

Tiamat evolved from the Hurrian Goddess Kheba was derived from Kubau, a woman who reigned as the first “king” of the Third Dynasty of Kish (Munn, Mark (2004). “Kybele [Cybele] as Kubaba in a Lydo-Phrygian Context”: Emory University cross-cultural conference “Hittites, Greeks and Their Neighbors in Central Anatolia” cp. http://www.livius.org/cg-cm/chronicles/abc19/weidner.html; Cybele appeared long before the sixth

Cybele pulled by liona to sacrifice to the Sun god (Afghanistan 2d century BCE)

century BCE and was the protector goddess of the Syria Carchemish on the upper Euphrates, in the late Hurrian – Early Hittite period: 20th to eighth century BCE—long before any Hebrews had entered the Middle East (cf. Graf, Fritz (1985). Nordionische Kulte : religionsgeschichtliche  und  epigraphische  Untersuchungen zu den Kulten von Chios, Erythrai, Klazomenai  und Phokaia (Roma: Schweizerisches Institut in Rom, p. 111; ref. Strabo, Geographia, Bk X, 3:18; Vassileva, Maya (2001). “Further considerations on the cult of Kybele. Anatolian Studies 5.1, pp. 51-63.  An online article on the Hittite civilization is at http://history-world.org/hittites.htm.

Hittite bull god (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) photo by Mark Dawson

Hittite Empire in ancient world

The Hittites were a people who worked with iron and bronze.  They made statues of bulls and cows.  It is recorded that their industry and worship influenced religion throughout the known world–with the exception of Egypt that had developed its theology thousands of years earlier.  The Hittites and Egyptians gave to world theology the concept of the bull as a god (in Egypt the name for the bull was Apis, although some were known as Yah; later invading Hebrews would change the gender of Yah and create from it Yahweh.  The worship of the bull played a predominate role in early Hebrew religion as seen in Exodus 32:4.  However, rather than the bull being a “golden calf” (עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב ‘ēggel hazâhâb) it most likely was fashioned from bronze after Apis. This is discussed in the early Christian Constitutiones Apostolorum  (Apostolic Constitutions, vi. 4 (c. 380) with full text translated into English at http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ante-Nicene_Fathers/Volume_VII/Constitutions_of_the_Holy_Apostles/Book_VI/Sec._IV).

Egyptian worship of bull-god Apis

The citation  mentions that “the law is the decalogue, which the Lord promulgated to them with an audible voice, before the people made that calf which represented the Egyptian Apis”),  For further information on the cult of Kybele, see the article in Anatolian Studies 5.1 (2001), pp. 51-63.  Cp. Roller, Lynn Emrich (1999). In Search of God the Mother: The Cult of Anatolian Cybele. Los Angeles: University of California Press; cf. http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Cybele). Kybele/Cybele  ultimately became Asherah in the first millennium BCE (she was Chawat, Hawwah in Aramaic, and Eve in English.  Early Egyptian theology had her married  to the Egyptian god Yah (a cow, from which the myth of the Golden Calf appears in the Book of Exodus and most likely was made of solid gold; cp. http://www.bibleorigins.net/EgyptianOriginsGoldenCalf.html). 

”]”The worship of Yah and Asherah required  ritual sodomy of and/or by Holy (a word that comes from the Hindu Holi (पवित्र) meaning a spring festival celebrated sexually) quedesh priests and quedeshah priestess (temple “dogs” or prostitutes; see Fuchs, Esther, review of Keefe, Alica A. (2001).  Woman’s Body and the Social Body in Hosea by Alice A. Keefe (Sheffield: Sheffield: Academic Press, 243pp.) and Shields, Mary E. (2004). Circumscribing the Prostitute: The Rhetorics of Intertextuality, Metaphor and Gender in Jeremiah 3:1-4: (London and New York: T & T Clark, 2004, 184pp; the review is at http://www.relegere.org/index.php/bct/article/viewFile/63/49; cp. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1991). Yahweh’s wife: sex in the evolution of monotheism: a study of Yahweh, Asherah, ritual sodomy, and Temple prostitution. Las

Mesopotamian fertility priestess

Colinas: Monument) and had sex with numerous species.  Early Hebrews were as involved in ritual sodomy as were their neighbors, for it was seen as an act of petitioning the gods for bountiful harvest, rains, and regeneration; only later was it condemned, and then because of the establishment of a priestly class (Levis) who wanted to control all people so that they would gain wealth for their god.  To this end, the tithe was invented:  a tithe being one-tenth part of something, paid as a (usually) voluntary contribution or as a levy for religious purposes, beginning with Abraham (Genesis 14:18-20) whose grandson, Jacob, reaffirmed his willingness to “give back” to the deities one-tenth of his wealth in grains, flocks, and other works of the hand (Genesis 28:22).  There is only one reference to direct tithing (ἀποδεκατόω) in the New Testament: Hebrews 7:5, although it is found four times in the New Testament: Matthew 23:23, Luke 11:42, 18:12 (the first two are but copies of each other), and Hebrews 7:5 which repeats the Leviticus code and refers to the tithe Abram paid to Melchizedek, meaning that tithing really exists only twice in the New Testament.  For most people, studies show, they tithe in terror that not doing so will bring evil upon them and their families from a vengeance-riddled deity (see: Bailey, Ronald (October 7, 2008), “Does Religion Make People Nicer? Only if they think Sky Big Brother is Watching” at http://reason.com/archives/2008/10/07/does-religion-make-people-nice).

Samash Babylon's Sun God

Tithing is not Jewish nor Christian in origin but comes from ancient Babylon where it was known as esretu being demanded by the sun-god Shamash and even paid by other Babylonian gods, such as Bel, Nabu, and Nergal.  The purpose was to show superiority over other things, gods, and people and allow the senior god or ruler to live lavishly while the poor suffered and went hungry and without common necessities. No where in the Bible does tithing require one-tenth of money or any form of currency or script.  (In Islam, tithing, known as Zakat (Arabic: زكاة‎) is to be given to the poor, the deprived, and those unable to help themselves.  Tithing in Islam is based on wealth, production, and animals, with wealth “taxed” at 2.5%, production at 5%, the rate on animals varies according to the animal, and on found treasure the tithe is 20%.  For additional material, read Ghamidi, Javed Ahmed (2002).  Meezan, Lahore, Pakistan: Al-Mawrid; cp. http://www.brillonline.nl/subscriber/entry?entry=islam_COM-1377).

While Adam sleeps Eve is taken from one of his ribs (12th century icon)

The issue of Eve being created from the “rib” of Adam is at best spurious and more realistic it is propaganda, for the word appears only in later mistranslations: where, for example, the King James Version, is that אַחַת מִצַּלְעֹתָיו means “one of his ribs” (Genesis 2:21; but men and women have the same number of ribs: 24) being a cognate to Assyrian êlu “rib”.  Opposed to this is the ancient Jewish position is that the term צלע ela, occurring forty-one times in the Tanakh, is most often translated as “side” in general.  The early Greek version of the Bible, the Septuagint, has μίαν τῶν πλευρῶν αὐτοῦ, with ἡ πλευρά choosing a Greek term that like the Hebrew ela may mean either “rib”, or, in the plural, “side [of a man or animal]” in general.  The origin of this motif or fable is distinctly from the Sumerian myth in which the goddess Ninhursag (not a male Lord or Lords. Elohim: אֱלהִים, which can be both male or female) created a beautiful garden full of lush vegetation and fruit trees, called Edinu, in Dilmun, the Sumerian earthly Paradise (Kramer, Samuel Noah (1944, 1988, republished 2007), Sumerian Mythology: A Study of the Spiritual and Literary Achievement in the Third Millennium BC. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press).

Horus and Seth/Set struggling to control world

The problem with Adam and Eve is within the Book of Genesis itself (see: Ide, Arthur Frederick (1981), Woman in Biblical Israel 2nd ed; Mesquite: IHP [1st ed. 1980], and Ide, Arthur Frederick (1982), Woman in ancient Israel under the Torah and Talmud: with a translation and critical commentary on Genesis 1-3; Mesquite: IHP; and Ide, Arthur Frederick (1981), Woman in the civilization of the ancient Near East, Mesquite: IHP; Ide, Arthur Frederick (1982), Woman in the ancient Near East, Mesquite: IHP).  The order of their creation differs dramatically.

Genesis 1:27 reads: says male and female [God] created them” at the same time; but in Genesis 2:18 ff, the account differs persuasively: Eve was brought of Adam’s rib because Adam was lonely, according to the Genesis record. 

Lilith

[Genesis is not the only source for the story, for there are other accounts that give Adam an earlier wife: Lilith (לילית), who was rejected and became an evil spirit in the Babylonian Talmud (but this Talmud was not completed until an unknown date between 500 and 700 CE.  It was written that she had numerous children, but each child became more evil than his or her mother, and led to tales of vampires and ghosts and goblins, more in keeping with medieval European superstition (that actually controlled the Christian church) than with

Malleus Maleficarum (1520 ed)

sound reasoning; read: Kramer, Heinrich and Sprenger, James (1486), Malleus Maleficarum; the sole purpose of the book was to denounce witches, but in 1490, the Inquisition denounced Kramer]  Eve was an afterthought of a landlord who was not omniscient nor cognitive and only brought “woman” into being to comfort “man”, two whom she gave children (Genesis 5:4).  However, in apocryphal texts there is the claim that

Cain and Luluwa and children

Cain had a twin sister and Abel has two twin sisters (Jubilees 4:1-12) who later “Cain took ’Âwân his sister to be his wife and she bore him Enoch” (v. 10), and in even more spurious works that Eve gave birth to 36 sons and 23 daughters (nothing appears before the eighth and ninth centuries CE and then as a way to explain away the more obvious incestuous pattern of sex between Seth and Eve that was from the ancient Greek story of Oedipus and his mother by whom the king gave birth to children who would rival him for his throne. 

Since the only “mortals” on the planet were children of Eve, all of Eve’s children committed incest to populate the world—and this was with the blessing of the lord or the guardian of Gan Eden who needed workers.   Eve, however, gave birth to more daughters

Nephelim by James Lyon

than to sons, so the daughters seduced the Nephilim (נְפִילִים from which come the word “fall”, “to cause to fall” and “to kill, to ruin” but the “fall” is not of the Nephilim/angels (they are frequently portrayed wings as a sign that they can cover great ground at a rapid speed) but of their enemies whom they slaughter), or angels, (Genesis 6:4).  The Nephilim moved to Canaan to be with their wives, giving faux-justification for later Habiru migrating from India to conquer the land of a far more advanced civilization, that of the Palestinians/Canaanites, and force the creation of Judaism (Numbers 13:33) in order to conceive demigods (Ezekiel 32:27 refers to these as dead Philistine soldiers or warriors; Ezekiel argues that the “giants”/Nephilim had to fall since they were uncircumcised: gibborim nophelim, גִּבֹּורִים נֹפְלִים). 

Grave in Turkey; hormonal imbalance can account for accelerated growth

Like all other passages in Genesis, this tale is plagiarized from a far older theology: with the Nephilim particularly being from Aramaic culture, with the term niyphelah referring to the Constellation of Orion, and thus nephilim to the offspring of Orion in mythology: they were divine and could transcend time and distance: space travelers (cp. Missler, Chuck and Eastman, Mark (1997).  Alien Encounters: The Secret Behind the UFO Phenomenon Coeur d’Alene, Idaho: Koinonia House, but this has little support among scholars). Only in The Qumran (Dead sea) scroll fragment 4Q417 do we find the “giants” or “big men” mistranslated as “angels” (at best it would be messengers) judged as descendants of Seth (see my article on Seth).  A more realistic reason for these “giants” is hormonal imbalance.  The pituitary gland is known as the master gland of the endocrine system. It produces growth hormones or GH which stimulate and regulate the body’s growth. When it produces too much growth hormones, it can cause gigantism in children while it manifests as acromegaly in adults.  Today there are records from various nations where people have reached 8 feet to 9 feet in height–the size of a Nephilim (Giant) in Genesis (see: http://community.guinnessworldrecords.com/_Sultan-Kosen-The-Worlds-Tallest-Man/blog/718461/7691.html for male {Sultan Kosen} and unnamed woman at http://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/2921708240/ with a list and confirmation status of height at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tall_people).

While Job 38:7 argues that the angels were known as “morning stars”, giving rise to the thought they were extra terrestrial, were “Sons of  God”, theologians today attempt to argue that Jesus claimed that angels do not have sex.  Jesus’ claim, nonetheless, is about angels in heaven and not those who come (mistranslated as “fall”) to earth (Matthew 22:30). 

Woman with long neck (considered a mark of beauty)

Nephilim appears only once in the Bible (Numbers 13:33) and it clearly refers to the descendants of Anak (the word meaning “long-necked”, with Anak being the son of Arba, father of the Anakim, in Joshua 15:13; 21:11) similar to Nimrod in Genesis 10:8; spelled as both ענק and as הענק depending upon the reference), who were big people, but still people.  The “Sons of God” actually refers to the Hebrews (Hosea 1:10) although it is plagiarized from Babylonian beliefs that were pre-Habiru.

All three names, Cain, Abel, and Seth (who I shall discuss in a separate article), and all three characters (although they are not always male in all or part in each account) are found in numerous different stories of antiquity.  The Eastern Greek has styled Cain as εκ του πονηρου (from the Evil One: or the spawn of the serpent matching the Hebrew idea: nahash נחש) with the earliest account of Cain not found in an original Book of Genesis, but in a first century CE Dead Sea scroll (4QGenb = 4Q242).  This has been accepted by most serious biblical scholars (but not by biblical literalists who have had little to no education in exacting translation and interpretation; with most evangelical fundamentalists only reading contemporary versions of the Bible that appeared after 380 CE) since it fits in with the thinking of Genesis apologists. 

Research shows that Dead Sea scrolls are a guided interpretation to prove what many want the material to read—not an historical record of what really happened, nor even a redaction as the scribes’ livelihood and even life depended upon pleasing the clergy who paid them to record the myths that the faithful were to be taught. There is, however, a Sumerian story representing the conflict between nomadic shepherds and settled farmers that is more in keeping with the alleged murder of Abel by Cain than there is in the Old Testament or Torah which can be read in the transliteration of original language version of Dumuzid and Enkimdu at Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature (ETCSL) that was established by Jeremy Allen Black from Oxford University. (Read the translation at “Chapter IV. Miscellaneous myths: Inanna prefers the farmer”. Sacred Texts at http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/sum/sum09.htm.). 

Abel, as a word (הבל), and not as a name means “wasteful,” “elusive,” and “vanity” (Brown Driver Briggs (BDB) a standard reference for Biblical Hebrew; its chief editor was Francis Brown, with the co-operation of Samuel Rolles Driver and Charles Augustus Briggs, p. 210 that is at http://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Page:A_Hebrew_and_English_Lexicon_(Brown-Driver-Briggs).djvu/210&action=edit&redlink=1) and agrees with Strong—and does not indicate the love of any deity but the elevation (breath) of the self: arrogance. 

Cain murders Abel

Cain or Qayin (קין), literally meant “son of the Serpent” who was a rival god to the lord of the garden: Gan Eden (a dualism that appears in Job 2:1).  Cain was a crop grower, and in Sumerian theology he took a stand to repel the onslaught of shepherds who were trespassing across his fields with their flocks—a mark of vanity (“abel”). Far from being a murderer, Cain is pictured as a farmer protecting his lands, a hero for those who settled down to work the soil and make crops grow.  It was Abel who was the thief and criminal who entered his flocks without the permission of the farmer—but this was discounted when flock tenders were subject to overlords who had no respect for individual gardens or the working poor as continued even in Russia until the Revolution of 1917.

"The First Mourning" (Death of Abel) by Bouguereau

The names of both Cain and Abel are but descriptive words indicating their roles in the story, but do not necessarily reflect real people and has a far older history, at least to Akkadian mythology (Schrader, Eberhard (1872). Die Keilinschrift und das Alte Testament, 1872, cf.  Schrader, Eberhard (1872) Die assyrisch-babylonischen Keilinschriften. Kritische Untersuchung der Grundlagen ihrer Entzifferung … Nebst dem babylonischen Texte der Trilinguen-Inschriften in Transcription sammt Uebersetzung und Glossar. Mit einer lithographirten Tafel, Leipzig). 
 

Man shaped on a potter's wheel

The creation and future actions of Cain and Abel and all who follow is far older than the Genesis account, and carries a greater reasoning than the simplistic idealization of the writers of Genesis. The creation of man (mortals), in fact is far older in ancient Egyptian theology, with the goddess  Khnemu shaping the new Pharaoh’s son upon the potter’s wheel while inspecting every detail save the for required ritual of circumcision that came after the youth was created.  At the same time the god Thoth marked the new mortal’s span of life (as all things, including one’s life span, was considered predetermined and predestined), as seen in the Ptolemaic Papyrus, British Museum, London.

Adam and Eve expelled from garden

While the Genesis account suggests that the “murder” was over the jealousy of and for the gods of Eden, The Midrash Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan but this book does not even appear before the fifth-sixth centuries CE.  It claims that the attack came from a conflict over women: Abel was given the most beautiful woman (a sister probably although there is no biblical account of an “Aclima” that indicates climate and literally means “water on demand” that was necessary since the “original parents” were expelled from the Garden and left to work on barren ground; Abel was to marry Aclima but refused as he found it better to illegally herded his flocks on his brother’s land with an arrogance that would outrage his brother who took steps deemed necessary to protect his property (this indicates that there were already property rights and the right to protect property: the introduction of law into a once lawless paradise; an unofficial biography is at http://www.dcuguide.com/who.php?name=aclima; more details are in my article “Abel”) than was Cain and Cain became enraged and thus a “murderer” (to seek vengeance; cp. The Holy Koran Surat Al-Ma’ida verses 27 – 32). The Church of the Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) goes even further with this tale than any other religion and beyond any existing ancient text.  Mormons argue in their extra-Biblical scripture, the Book of Moses (originally published in 1851 CE by Joseph Smith), that Cain murdered Abel as a result of a covenant of murder with Satan. 

Following the “murder,” Mormons claim, Cain exclaimed, “I am free; surely the flocks of my brother falleth into my hands” (Pearl of Great Price, Moses 5:33 [Pearl of Great Price is a selection of materials touching many significant aspects of the faith and doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These items were produced by Joseph Smith Jr. who divined them by looking through stones and were published in the Church periodicals of his day]) indicating that coveting Abel’s possessions was another motive for Cain’s action. All of this comes from purloined pseudepigraphic literature that has been rejected for enumerable centuries (a biased but factual {it cites the sources} is at http://www.pleaseconvinceme.com/index/Did_Joseph_Smiths_Doctrine_of_God_Change).

While the Book of Enoch (22:7), describes Abel as the “chief of Martyrs” and the “first of martyrs” in an effort to reconcile ancient pagan, Hebrew, and Christian sources, the passages actually note a blood-thirst by Abel to wipe out the entire House of Cain.  The story suggests that the “murder” was a feud between families one that would last for centuries.  The Testament of Abraham(at A:13 / B:11; while some argue that it was written around the second century CE, among the earliest fragments there are Vienna, Theol Grec 333 (ex 337), ff. 34r-57r, 11th century and the Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Grec 770, ff.225v-241r, dated 1315), reconstructs the scene plagiarizing from ancient

Maat with symbolic feather of eternal life

Egyptian theology with Abel replacing the goddess Maat to become the judge of souls, transmogrifying the goddess into a man to fit into Hapiru mythology that became the weak spine of the Book of Genesis.  The original account of Maat is found in Old Kingdom pyramid texts (ca. 2780-2250 BCE) where she is portrayed as the essence of justice and fairness.  The pyramid texts are the oldest known religious texts in the world, and much has been copied from them into later religions, including Hebrew, Christian, Islam, Zoroastrian, Taoist and even Confucianism thought and theory or theology. (On the value of the words in the text, consider F. Schmidt Le Testament grec d’Abraham, introducion, edition critique des deux recensions grecques, traduction TSAJ {Texte and Studien zum antiken Judentum}11, Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck., 1986)

Weighing of the human heart containing the soul with Ammit nearby to devour souls

Maat (symbolized by a feather that was the measure that determined whether the soul that was considered residing in the heart) made the final Judgment in Duat and determined the destiny of the dead and whether or not the dead would reach the paradise of afterlife successfully or was devoured by the goddess Ammit who was a female demon with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile— the three largest “man-eating” animals known to ancient Egyptians.

Goddess Ammit

A funerary deity, Ammit’s titles included “Devourer of the Dead,” “Eater of Hearts,” and “Great of Death.” The most common depiction is in the scene from the Papyrus of Hunefer (ca. 1375 B.C.) that shows Hunefer’s heart being weighed on the scale of Maat against the feather of truth, by the jackal-headed Anubis. The Ibis-headed Thoth, scribe to the gods of ancient Egypt, records the result. If his heart is lighter than the feather, Hunefer is allowed to pass into the afterlife. If Hunefer is found to be unworthy for any misdeed, he would forfeit his heart and thereby his soul as the goddess Ammit would be waiting to eat both and damn Hunefer from the afterlife. Vignettes such as these were a common illustration in Egyptian books of the dead.

Much of what would become the foundation of Christianity came from the worship and literature written on the sayings of the goddess Maat: (2062 to c. 1664 BCE) text the Creator declares “I made every man like his fellow” (cp. Acts 10:24). Maat called the rich to help the less fortunate rather than exploit them, echoed in tomb declarations: “I have given bread to the hungry and clothed the naked” and “I was a husband to the widow and father to the orphan” (ref. Matthew 5:3-12, and Luke 6:20-22 which paraphrases Matthew; they are not found in John (the oldest gospel that exists) nor in Mark which is the primary source for Matthew and Luke; cp. “Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs“, James P. Allen, p. 116, Cambridge University Press, 2000, and Allen, James P. (2005) The ancient Egyptian pyramid texts by James P Allen; Peter Der Manuelian; ACLS Humanities E-Book (Organisation); History E-Book Project.; American Council of Learned Societies; Publisher: Atlanta, GA : Society of Biblical Literature). The fact that the “Sons of Adam” come from Egyptian theology of the gods should be of no great surprise, as even Sigmund Freud, in his book Der Mann Moses und die monotheistische Religion (Moses and Monotheism) Amsterdam de Lange 1939, claimed that Adam was just a rewriting of Akhenaton of Egypt

Akhenaton of Egypt (Freud saw him as prototype for Moses)

(cp. Rice, Emanuel (1999). “Freud, Moses, and the Religions of Egyptian Antiquity: A Journey Through History,” in Psychoanalytic Review, Apr; 86(2):223-243).

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Noah, the Ark and the Flood

Drunken Noah by Michelangelo (Sistine Chapel ceiling)

The story of a man named Noah (actually the Egyptian god Osiris) who built a boat to save animals is a worldwide myth and found in every culture, but with slight variations.  According to the Jewish and Christian bibles, this 600 year old man (Genesis 7:6) was able to coax from two (Genesis 6:19) – or seven (Genesis 7:2) of every living animal on to his wooden ship that was to be the home even to termites, depending on which scripture in the “infallible Word of God” one reads. as well as his family to survive an enormous global flood that slaughtered millions of innocent animals as well as people who did not confess to the same agricultural gods (elohim is a plural noun) as worshipped in fear by Noah. 

God Osiris is enclosed in his Ark

Interestingly, Noah was “shut up in” the Ark on the same day that the Egyptian God Osiris was enclosed in his boat to survive a worldwide flood (Acharya S [D.M. Murdock] c(2004). Suns of God : Krishna, Buddha, and Christ unveiled. Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press, p. 90) along with eight passengers reflecting the solar system. These eight are equivalent to the Egyptian octet of gods, who sail the ocean in a ship.

While Christian conservative biblical literalists claim that the ark rested (when the waters subsided) on a ‘Mount Ararat,’ the Bible actually stating that the Ark came to land on the “mountains of Ararat.” (Genesis 8:4: הָרֵי אֲרָרָט it is plural). The distinction is unique and significant, as one is a rock and the other a range of mountains.  These barren mountains produced a vineyard that Noah planted (the vines were on the ark) which miraculously (overnight) with fully grown and ripe grapes that miraculous turned into wine–a wine so good that Noah gets drunk, strips off his clothes, and falls into a drunken stupor. It is at that time that Noah is seen naked by his son Ham, who runs to tell his two brothers (Sem and Japheth), who return with Ham and see the naked “loins” (the penis and testicles) and only after looking at them, cover up their father and walk out backwards from the tent that covered Noah (even though it did not exist on the ark). The act of Ham seeing Noah naked (cp. http://www.salvationhistory.com/documents/scripture/JBL%20Gen9.pdf and an apologetic at http://www.ukapologetics.net/canaan.html) and laughing at his sex organ so infuriated the drunk patriarch that he curses allowed–not his son Ham who saw the penis and testicles, but Ham’s son Canaan for all eternity (Genesis 9:21-27):

כ  וַיָּחֶל נֹחַ, אִישׁ הָאֲדָמָה; וַיִּטַּע, כָּרֶם. 20 And Noah the husbandman began, and planted a vineyard.
כא  וַיֵּשְׁתְּ מִן-הַיַּיִן, וַיִּשְׁכָּר; וַיִּתְגַּל, בְּתוֹךְ אָהֳלֹה. 21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
כב  וַיַּרְא, חָם אֲבִי כְנַעַן, אֵת, עֶרְוַת אָבִיו; וַיַּגֵּד לִשְׁנֵי-אֶחָיו, בַּחוּץ. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.
כג  וַיִּקַּח שֵׁם וָיֶפֶת אֶת-הַשִּׂמְלָה, וַיָּשִׂימוּ עַל-שְׁכֶם שְׁנֵיהֶם, וַיֵּלְכוּ אֲחֹרַנִּית, וַיְכַסּוּ אֵת עֶרְוַת אֲבִיהֶם; וּפְנֵיהֶם, אֲחֹרַנִּית, וְעֶרְוַת אֲבִיהֶם, לֹא רָאוּ. 23 And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
כד  וַיִּיקֶץ נֹחַ, מִיֵּינוֹ; וַיֵּדַע, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה לוֹ בְּנוֹ הַקָּטָן. 24 And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his youngest son had done unto him.
כה  וַיֹּאמֶר, אָרוּר כְּנָעַן:  עֶבֶד עֲבָדִים, יִהְיֶה לְאֶחָיו. 25 And he said: Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
כו  וַיֹּאמֶר, בָּרוּךְ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי שֵׁם; וִיהִי כְנַעַן, עֶבֶד לָמוֹ. 26 And he said: Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be their servant.
כז  יַפְתְּ אֱלֹהִים לְיֶפֶת, וְיִשְׁכֹּן בְּאָהֳלֵי-שֵׁם; וִיהִי כְנַעַן, עֶבֶד לָמוֹ. 27 God enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents

This lay the ground for hatred that has since then caused an enormous amount of racism and suffering based on a pernicious and deleterious biblical fable.  Much of this legend comes from the twisted tales centered around Japheth. As Oxford University Hebrew professor George Henry Bateson Wright has written (Wright, George Henry Bateson (1985). Was Israel ever in Egypt? London: Williams & Norgate, page 51):

JAPHETH – Ewald…shows, with great probability, that this was a god of the north, as Ham was of the south, once again in imitation of Hindu mythology. Moreover, the fact, that in the Armenian legend, derived from “Assyrian or Babylonian documents,” the three sons of Xisuthros, who corresponds to Noah, are Zervin, Titan, and Japetosthe, is very instructive, suggesting that the unknown foreign word was retained in its original form…

While the bible does condemn seeing a parent’s “nakedness”, the word “nakedness” does not mean nudity; rather it refers to a sexual act.  The phrase “exposing or uncovering nakedness” is used several times elsewhere in the Pentateuch as a euphemism for sexual relations: the story may therefore be obliquely describing Canaan’s origin as the result of an incestuous relationship between Ham and Noah’s wife (his own mother–plagiarized from the account of Oedipus.

Oedipus slaying the Sphinx (British Museum Vase E696)

Oedipus (in Greek: Οἰδίπους which means “swollen foot” symbolic of fertility and excessive sexuality) had a daughter by a women he did not know was his mother, Jocasta {they had four children: two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, and two daughters, Antigone and Ismene which helped enrich the land and bring prosperity} slaying her husband, and marrying her to gain the kingdom, as was common in that epoch. Oedipus became especially popular when he slew the sphinx, and there was no concern about his marriage until much later.

The relationship or marriage between Oedipus and Jocasta was declared a curse only when the kingdom fell under a plague. Being a superstitious people, many believed that the marriage was against the will of the gods since Jocasta was much older than the new king. This popular concept became the foundation for tragedy written in 467 BCE by the Athenian playwright, Aeschylus.

It does follow the script put out in the various redactions of the book Genesis–including the rather hidden sexual side. Seeing the nakedness of a parent was forbidden, but not an action cursed. That is because “seeing the nakedness” implied illicit (or priestly prohibited) sexuality.  The Genesis story may easily have been describing Ham sodomising his father (or in his drunkenness, unknowingly as was the case with Lot whose daughters made him drunk so they could have sex with him and conceive his children (Genesis 19:33ff), Noah unwittingly sodomising Ham. Sodomy was wrong inasmuch as an emerging nation needed soldiers and to stop the act of procreation was considered more of a crime against the nation than any of that nation’s gods (in Genesis, “god” is elohim which is a plural noun for gods and goddesses). Worse yet for later generations, sodomy was considered a pagan act of worship reserved for “false” gods (see: Ide, Arthur Frederick (1991). Yahweh’s Wife: Sex in the Evolution of Monotheism; A Study of Yahweh, Asherah, Ritual Sodomy and Temple Prostitution. Las Colinas: Monument). The possibility of Genesis 9:20-27 is a concept that has been pushed through by a more radical Jewish rabbinical group, who created the original racist overtones. The Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 108b states: “Our Rabbis taught: Three copulated in the ark, and they were all punished—the dog, the raven, and Ham. The dog was doomed to be tied, the raven expectorates [his seed into his mate’s mouth], and Ham was smitten in his skin.” {Talmud Bavli, Sanhedrin 108b} The nature of Ham’s “smitten” skin is unexplained, but later commentaries described this as a darkening of skin. A later note to the text states that the “smitten” skin referred to the blackness of descendants, and a later comment by rabbis in the Bereshit Rabbah asserts that Ham himself emerged from the ark black-skinned while the Zohar states that Ham’s son Canaan “darkened the faces of mankind”. (cp.  בראשית רבה and Book of Jubilees  7:7-13; cf. Solors, Werner (1997), Neither Black nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature, Oxford University Press, p. 87; cf. Ide, Arthur Frederick (1992). Noah & the Ark: The Influence of Sex, Homophobia & Heterosexism in the Flood Story and its Writing. Las Colinas: Monument). Much of this comes from each more ancient Egyptian legends, which depict a select group of military (each of the men represented a zodiac symbol) carrying the ark so that no sexuality can take place until after the flood and then only among the chosen pairs.

Carrying the Ark over the turbulence of the flood (Egyptian)

The biblical account was neither new nor unique, but like most parts of the Old and New Testament, plagiarized from far older scriptures of far older civilizations from Egypt to Akkadia and beyond.  The Sumero-Armenian Ziusudra/Xisuthros had three sons, including one named “Japetosthes,” essentially the same as Noah’s son Japheth, also related to Pra-japati or Jvapeti, son of the Indian Menu, whose other sons possessed virtually the same names as those of Noah, i.e., Shem/Sem (the ancestor to all people who speak a semitic language: Akkadian, arabic, Aramaic, Ethiopic, Hebrew, and Phoenician; the semitic language actually is a subfamily of Afroasiatic languages) and Ham. None of it is original. The story can be found in every illiterate community that has existed anywhere on this planet.

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Alberto & Keiko Fujimori’s war on democracy in Perú

General Salinas Sedo

Talk about courage! The man’s voice trembled when he spoke, seeking refuge in the embassy of Japan the night of the failed coup of General Salinas Sedo.  (http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/peru/salinas.htm; for the transcript concerning the incarceration of Salinas Sedo, see: http://www.cidh.oas.org/annualrep/94eng/Peru11084.htm). But was that man courageous? Was that man honorable? He was Alberto Fujimori. Here was a political unknown agricultural engineer owned and controlled by the most unscrupulous sectors of the elite Lima society, who surprisingly defeated the centre-right coalition candidate, author, and 2010 Noble Lauriat in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa (See: “Fujimori: Decline and fall,” BBC News (20 November 2000), online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1031752.stm).

Mario Vargas Llosa opposed Fujimori, and lost--but won in 2010 the Nobel Prize for Literature

Llosa was forced into a runoff race, but realizing that Fujimori was the overwhelming favorite, Vargas Llosa went to Fujimori with an offer to bow out, as he noted in his 1994 memoir: A Fish in the Water. Llosa wrote that he was “surprised to discover, in this modest neighborhood, enclosed by high walls, a Japanese garden with miniature trees . . . small wooden bridges and lanterns, and an elegant residence with Asian furnishing. I felt as if I were in a Chinese restaurant or a traditional home in Kyoto or Osaka, not Lima” (See: Rotella, Sebastian, “Fujimori: Study in Solitude of Power at the Top; Peru: Ex-president at times showed an appealing, caring side. But the autocrat alone called the shots,” The Los Angeles Times (26 November 2000) 5 pages; on-line at http://articles.latimes.com/2000/nov/26/news/mn-57495/2). Fujimori never became a Peruano (there had been speculation whether or not he was born in Perú but those questions were ignored and, even though he hold dual citizenship with Perú and Japan, he is accorded the privilege of being considered a Peruano; see: http://tripatlas.com/Alberto_Fujimori), and never represented the people of Perú any more than did (or does) his daughter Keiko.

Fujimori claimed “It was Perú that I had to rescue.” In saving Perú, Alberto Fujimori destroyed it, shredded then rewrote the Constitution, imprisoned and tortured—and murdered—men, women, children, the elderly, and destroyed the reputation of Perú internationally (See: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2009/02/2009225202712148482.html).

Alberto Fujimori in Lima, Perú on trial for Crimes Against Humanity -- He was convicted and given a 25 year prison sentence.

Salinas led an aborted coup attempt on Nov. 13, 1992: seven months after Fujimori suspended the constitution (April 6, 1992; Calmet, José, “Foes Reject Fujimori’s Blueprint for Perú; Chicago Sun-Times April 23, 1992; at http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-4106887.html) and sent tanks to surround Congress and the Supreme Court. Twenty-five officers participated in the plan to overthrow Fujimori and reopen the opposition-controlled Congress.

Courageous judges who opposed Fujimori for years cried out for his removal, in the same was as the Iowa (USA) neo-Nazi Bob Vander Plaats has cried out for the removal of the Iowa Supreme Court Judges who voted unanimously against his wish to marginalize many Iowans in 2010; but Fujimori won and removed the judges “for violating the Constitution (which Alberto suspended in 1992, and then tightened his grip on Perú’s judiciary by barring scores of fired judges and prosecutors from appealing their dismissals on April 29, 1992, at http://articles.latimes.com/1992-04-29/news/mn-897_1) and exceeding authority by signing a document on behalf of the full constitutional tribunal without [sic] the power to do so,” and the venal and corrupt Perú congress now stuffed with Fujimoristas voted 52 to 33 subservient to the wishes of the dictator and his radical daughter Keiko (See: “Judges Who Opposed Fujimori Removed,” The Los Angeles Times  May 30, 1997, at http://articles.latimes.com/1997-05-30/news/mn-64034_1; cp. With Fujimori’s autoglope of April 5, 1992, which was recognized two weeks later by the corrupt presidency of George W. Bush, although the Organization of American States and international financiers rejected it, with Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and other nations severing all ties with the Andes nation, at http://countrystudies.us/peru/71.htm ).

Perú’s Congressional victory was short-lived as were the lives of many of its supporters. While many thought Fujimori would bring economic stability and the growth of Perú’s GDP, the opposite occurred: with the GDP declining from 3.76% in to 2.47%, and the number of Peruvians living in poverty decreased by only 1%. A few stalwart sentries of the Constitution moved to impeach the tyrant on April 9, 1992, with 137 of the 240-member Congress voting to name Carlos Carcia-Garcia (Perú’s Second Vice President) as the new head of state. While not all members of both houses were present, a quorum did exist and the vote was unanimous (Nash, Nathaniel C. (1992), “Peru’s Leader Impeached by Congress He Dissolved,” Los Angeles Times  (10 April 1992), at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE7D6113DF933A25757C0A964958260), further angering Keiko Fujimori who vowed an unrelenting vengeance  and retribution against those who assailed her tyrant-father.

Keiko Fujimori, running for President of Perú to pardon her father Alberto

It is strange to talk about honor, as Keiko frequently does when referring to her delinquent father, especially when one recalls who that man was and is to this day: a pathological liar, a mass murderer, a man who forcibly sterilized more than 200,000 poor indigenous people in the rural areas of Perú as if he were trying to beat Adolf Hitler’s genetic program and mass sterilization. As Health Minister Fernando Carbone admitted, Fujimori’s government gave misleading information, offered food incentives and threatened to fine men and women if they had more children. In this he was supported not only by his children, but by numerous high-ranking ministers who agreed to the human rights violations.

Alberto Fujimori ordered the sterilization of over 200,000 poor Peruanos

Alberto Fujimori, with the acquiescence of his daughter Keiko, had barely skilled to unskilled “surgeons sterilize 215,227 women and performed 16,547 vasectomies on men. The result of this genetic cleansing program was that demographics dropped dramatically in certain areas, leaving an older population and with it the economic disadvantages which result from fewer people being able to earn a living. While the nonconsensual operations left a permanent psychological scar on

Hilaria Supa Huaman was forcibly sterilized by Fujimoristas, wrote about it, and is now a Congresista in Perú

millions of Peruanos, the worse aspects of the butchery of the sexual organs of many were more nefarious, for not only was their inadequate evaluation before surgery that was carried out and less than half of the operations had no proper or trained anesthetist. Many of the sterilizations of females in Perú (ranging from the age of 10 to 50) were done even by dentists while their patients were waiting to have their teeth cleaned. Frequently women, and most men, had to be tied down into the dental chairs or on operating tables before “the procedure” took place–more so to protect those performing the operation than to steady those being operated upon–as seldom were medications given to those selected for sterilization. After the mutilation assault by ill-trained “medicos” there was little to no after-care, resulting in additional deaths and maiming. Those who refused were required to pay a fine to Fujimori and were forbidden to seek or receive any subsequent medical care or help for their children (See: “Mass sterilisation scandal shocks Peru,” BBC News (24 July 2002) online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/2148793.stm). Surprisingly, both the United Nations (UN) and the USA both supported the forced sterilization of unwilling, and frequently unsuspecting/unknowing Peruanos (See: http://pop.org/content/peru-unfpa-supported-fujimoris-forced-sterilization-campaigns-533 for the UN’s role; for the USA, see: https://pop.org/content/usaid-supported-fujimori-sterilization-1658; cp. http://www.voanews.com/english/news/a-13-a-2002-07-26-40-Fujimori-66502772.html).

Alberto Fujimori was the titular head of the Armed Forces of Perú, the man who single-handedly made the Congress of Perú a pigsty. He abolished constitutional order invented chaos more grotesque than any twisted mind could conjure, and ignored the people of Perú while his cronies and chief spy stole millions of Soles (Perú dollars) and his daughter who he had made First Lady of Perú (http://www.biographicon.com/view/30tbg)—a woman who never had a job—made off like a common bandit to fly to the USA to further her own never-used education. Even his signature fingerprint was used nefariously so that he would never have to pay a debt to the mother of his children—a woman who now sits in the Perú Congress as does the daughter, Keiko, who betrayed her. Many Peruanos today realize that Keiko Fujimori mishandled millions of dollars in charitable donations while acting as First Lady during Alberto’s term in office in 1998. If a Peruvian judge tries Keiko, and convicts her of this crime, the charges would lead to her being held in prison or jail for five years. The charges alleged that Ms. Fujimori redirected donated clothing to the Government palace rather than being sent to intended flood victims  (See: “Fujimori daughter accused in Peru; A prosecutor in Peru has filed charges against the daughter of the disgraced ex-President, Alberto Fujimori,” BBC News (25 June 2004), online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3840827.stm).

Alberto Fujimori speaks with pride on the subject he held secret from many: that the Japanese wanted him to be a senator in the Japanese government, and that many powerful heads of the Japanese government offered him political and personal immunity so as to free him from the scope of the laws of Perú. Japan cared little about the crimes of Fujimori, and laughed at how he was able to dupe a “gullible, backward” people—the people of Perú.

There was little talk of Fujimori’s credibility, veracity, or even responsibility. He was the man who had 45 bags filled with incriminating videos 45 bags, plus money and a host of “trinkets” that he openly looted from many. Not content from stealing from the poor, the homeless, and the hungry that suffered under his dictatorship, Fujimori took the presidential plane and went first to Brunei and then continued his flight to Tokyo where he sought asylum and from where he resigned the presidency of the

Luisa María Cuculiza supporter of Alberto Fujimori and Congresista

Republic of Perú by fax. It was, at best, a most cynical insult to Fujimori’s strongest supporters Luisa María Cuculiza Torres (Minister of Women’s Affairs; see slide 10 on http://www.slideshare.net/ena1045/part-1879036); Sra Cuculiza Torres belongs to the Alliance for the Future party. She was Minister of Women’s Promotion and Social Development from 1999 to 2001, during Alberto Fujimori’s administration and technically was responsible for the rights of all women in Perú but said nothing when the illegal sterilization progam of Fujimori was carried out by the untrained and unqualified who ruined the lives of over 200,000 women. A strong supporter of Fujimori, Cuculiza Torres was the candidate to First Vice-President on the Fujimori-led Sí Cumple ticket in the 2006 election, which was rejected due to a ban on the former president, and thus returned as a member of Congresss (serving until 2011).  Her record in office is anything

José Barba Caballero (Congresista)

but exemplary, and in many ways as opportunistic as that of  José Barba Caballero (a lawyer and the founder of Cambio Radical  [Party of Radical Change]) who lived in constant fear of terrorism, and when Uruguay released Perú prisoners that Caballero claimed were terrorists, these terrorists released the Uruguay ambassador, without a resulting bloodshed that Caballero predicted. Caballero was deep in the pay of Fujimori and among his most vocal supporters. Tthere is little information about him, and what is available on-line is not reliable; see: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Barba_Caballero; cp. http://correoperu.pe/correo/nota.php?txtEdi_id=4&txtSecci_id=80&txtSecci_parent=0&txtNota_id=151989 and http://archive.southcoasttoday.com/daily/12-96/12-25-96/b05wn068.htm) Congresistas (Congressional representatives) who had been claiming that their hero would never do such a thing. What is known is that he played a role in the Japanese embassy crisis. Although the official version says that the terrorists fell while fighting in combat, there are reasons to believe that some of them were extrajudicially executed.  The exhumation of the bodies of the MRTA members was conducted in March 2001 by the Peruvian Forensic Anthropology Team. Eight of the bodies had gunshots to the back of the head, which is atypical of a wound suffered in battle.  According to this expert opinion, the moment that the victims were shot they were either not moving at all or moving very little (See: http://www.aprodeh.org.pe/casos2007/lima/chaviningles.html).  Today there is scant doubt that Fujimori ordered the execution of those who had surrendered, and that some of those who were found among the dead had been bullied into accompanying the terrorists because of personal threats and threats against their families.

Vladimiro Montesinos carried out the murders and tortures ordered by the Fujimoris

Talk about love of country! Alberto Fujimori was the leader of a gang of hardened self-enriching thieves and thugs without a soul or conscience but only an ever opening purse to steal from the poor, to destroy education, to lessen the brilliance of a future that they want only for themselves: from the Fujimoristas in Congress to his children, even to those in the Perú military who were sworn to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution of Perú, with none less than Vladimiro  Montesinos, the former head of Perú secret service who was known as “Fujimori’s Rasputin” (See: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB37/).  Many are serving prison time, unfortunately Keiko is not as of yet.  But together they looted the treasury accounts for a more conservative value estimated at two billion dollars. (See: http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Letter+from+South+America.+(Our+Special+Correspondenta092745787  and the secret documents that are not to be released to the general public so that the people stay gullible are at http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB37/#1992doc; USA Embassy in Lima documents are at http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB37/03-01.htm). 

Talk of the verdict of history the subject who was fishing in Iquitos when police DINCOTE, without any help from Montesinos, captured Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, who was also known by the name of Presidente Gonzalo, a former professor of philosophy, and was the leader of the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso) during the Maoist insurgency, put in Perú known as the internal conflict. He fled Perú after learning how Vladimiro Ilyich Montesinos Torres. The long-lasting head of Perú’s intelligence service, Servicio de Inteligencia Nacional (SIN), under President Alberto Fujimori and with the full knowledge of Alberto and his First Lady/Daughter Keiko bought corrupt congressmen willing to destroy the Constitution for purses of Perú gold. Montesinos was videotaped paying

Luis Alberto Kouri claimed the money was a loan to buy a truck to take food to the poor.

$15,000 to an opposition legislator, Luis Alberto Kouri, a man with little emotion save when it suits to better his own selfish interests at the expense not only of his family and himself, but to get a stronger foothold in the sewage that has become the national past-time robbing the National Treasury while the poor do without so he can have more. For this end, it was no major sacrifice or pain of conscience for this freeloading despot to switch to Fujimori’s party (See: “The video that shocked Peru,” BBC News (22 November 2000), with full transcript between Montesinos and Kouri, online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/930613.stm)—after it came to light that he was involved in selling weapons to Colombian guerrillas (http://tech.mit.edu/V120/PDF/N44.pdf), “Beginning in April 2000 money was diverted from the state to the National Intelligence Service to create a fund to finance corruption.

The National Intelligence Service of Perú was far more corrupt than the Roman Catholic Inquisition in Spain in the fifteenth century, and more diabolical than the renegades and sadists operating Hitler’s death camps in Germany—but on par with George W. Bush’s clandestine secret tribunals and CIA torture centers from Poland to Romania and South America where water boarding was not only endorsed by George W. Bush on the advice of University of California at Berkeley law professor John Yoo and urged by Halliburton CEO and USA Vice President Dick Cheney, but applauded by the most hate-filled US Senators from DeMint of South Carolina, Imhofe of Oklahoma, Grassley of Iowa, and Congressional Representatives King (Iowa, and the other from New York), Bachmann (Minnesota), media personalities Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and others who have never found a torture they did not approve of. Fujimori ordered the creation of six underground cells used for secret detention and interrogation of prisoners (a prototype to George W. Bush’s Abu Ghraib; see: “The Abu Ghraib Files” which shares  279 photographs and 19 videos from the USA Army’s internal investigation of  torture, at http://www.salon.com/news/abu_ghraib/2006/03/14/introduction/). In instances, rape, sodomy, psychological warfare, threats, beatings, and worse took place, with Fujimori present at times. Fujimori did not stop with mere Peruanos, but on the advice of his daughter, Keiko, who he made First

Susana Higuchi Fujimori (Alberto's first wife and mother of Keiko)

Lady, his former wife, Susana Higuchi who is a trained and educated engineer who know sits in Perú’s Congress in opposition to everything that her former husband did and destroyed. Susana paid a terrible price, for Albert ordered her to be tortured without mercy, his orders–the commands of her form husband who felt no remorse for her any more than the children he had butchered was easily consigned to his own special spy and assassin: Montesinos. This gave to Perú one of the worst human rights records in history, barely passed by George W. Bush’s USA record (See: “Secret dungeons found in Peru,” BBC News (15 November 2000) online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1024066.stm). The greatest tragedy is that Fujimori pardoned (four times) the worse gangsters—those in the Perú military—who committed the most unspeakable crimes including the rape and sodomy of small children, the assassination of teachers and their students, and the drugging (and forcing drug addiction on) of hundreds of thousands of youth in Perú (Jonathan Fryer, “High tension in Peru,” BBC News (24 October 2000) online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/988136.stm).

One of many massacres ordered by the Fujimoris

It was not just the poor or political opponents that suffered under the hands and demands of Alberto and Keiko Fujimori. A few wealthy and many journalists were also arrested late at night, incarcerated without cause and tortured. This was the case of the kidnapping and torture of journalist Fabian Salazar in 2000 at the hands of retired police colonel and mass murderer Manuel Aivar. Salazar was not only tortured but almost killed after the intelligence services discovered he had uncovered evidence of government corruption (See: Paez, Angel, “Peru Prosecutors Prepare Cases Against Fujimori,” Albion Monitor (9 November 2005) online at: http://www.monitor.net/monitor/0511a/copyright/fujimoricases.html).

The funds removed from the Perú Treasury were used to make illegal payments to several congressmen who were elected in the 2000 elections—none who had any noticeable qualifications save their promise to support Alberto and his daughter Keiko. Alberto Fujimori and his advisor, Vladimiro Montesinos, organized to pay bribes to recently elected congressmen from the opposition parties to switch over to the ruling party once sworn into office. The purpose of this bribery was to obtain a solid majority for the ruling party within Congress. The politicians who accepted the bribes and made the sudden switch of parties became widely known in Peru as the congresistas tránsfugas, or turncoat congressmen. Bribes were also paid to some congressmen who were instructed to continue to be formally aligned with the opposition but to vote with ruling party. These congressmen became known as the topos, or moles. The Minister of Defense, the Minister of the Interior, and the Chiefs of the Armed Forces have confirmed that Fujimori and Montesinos organized to carry these acts out.” (See: http://www.juicioysancionafujimori.org/ingles/delitos2.html; on the corruption rampant throughout the Perú military see: “Peru lifts lid on corruption,” BBC News (13 June 2001) online at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/1386879.stm)

Worse yet, far worse than anything concocted in the twisted mind of Richard M. Nixon and his tapes, Alberto Fujimori, after consultation with Keiko Fujimori, planned a detailed method to spy on Peruanos in Perú and abroad. The interception and eavesdropping on telephone conversations of politicians, journalists (especially those affiliated with El Comercio—Perú largest paper of record–and others who opposed the Fujimori regime persisted at a national level throughout Fujimori’s government. This criminal activity was systemized from July 28, 1990 to November 17, 2000 under “Plan Emilio” (See: http://fujimoriontrial.org/?p=719).  To implement this plan, Alberto Fujimori illegally used state funds. (See: Peruvian Penal Codes 162, 317, 387.)

José Villanueva Ruesta leader of Perú's rogue military

To commit this crime, Fujimori formed a criminal organization with his advisor Vladimiro Montesinos Torres and the high command and officers of the armed forces (the Army’s José Villanueva Ruesta, the Navy’s duplicity dragon Américo Ibárcena Amico, and the commanders, en toto, of Perú’s Air Force led by the opportunist and political whore Elesvan Bello Vásquerz) as there was not one honest military leader in all of Perú as their loyalty was to the money shoveled into their pockets by the Fujimori family who charged the Perú military officers with carrying out the plan. The execution of the interception of phone calls was overseen by Peruvian Army Commander Roberto Huamán, who acted under the supervision of Montesinos.

Barrios Altos massacre ordered by the Fujimoris

The military under Fujimori was used to assassinate all opponents. On 3 November 1991, members of the death squad Grupo Colina, planned and carried out the Barrios Altos massacre, killing fifteen people, including an eight-year-old child, and injuring four more at a neighborhood barbecue held at 840 Jirón Huanta to collect funds to repair the building—all were executed on the suspicion that they were members of the Shining Path—although it was quickly learned that none were terrorists. The victims were partygoers. The military executioners used sub-machine guns with silencers, and spent 111 cartridges and 33 bullets—all found by the police after the cold-blooded killings (See: http://www.worldlii.org/int/cases/IACHR/2001/5.html).

La Cantuta victims of Fujimori's "Cleansing"

On 18 July 1992, Fujimori’s hand-picked elite of assassins entered, kidnapped and killed nine students and a professor of Lima’s La Cantuta University (See: http://www.livinginperu.com/news/2914; the actual name of the university is Enrique Guzmán y Valle National Education University (Universidad Nacional de Educación Enrique Guzmán y Valle; the students fingered for execution were: Bertila Lozano Torres, Dora Oyague Fierro, Luis Enrique Ortiz Perea, Armando Richard Amaro Cóndor,

Gisela Ortiz sister of Enrique Ortiz Perea was 21 years old when he was kidnapped from the Universidad Enrique Guzmán y Valle (also known as "La Cantuta") and assassinated by a death squad on July 18, 1992.

Robert Édgar Teodoro Espinoza, Heráclides Pablo Meza, Felipe Flores Chipana, Marcelino Rosales Cárdenas, and Juan Gabriel Mariños Figueroa; later, in April 1993, a group of Peru military officers anonymously released a document detailing the events at La Cantuta: the kidnapping, torturing and murder, all noting that the order came from Vladimiro Montesinos and close advisor to Alberto and Keiko Fujimori. The students at the university were accused of reading “communist literature” and of having listened to socialist “doctrines” and not giving their full attention to furthering the goals of the Perú dicator Alberto Fujimori and not “respecting” the tyrant’s daughter who was to be treated as an equal with her father. Everyone knew that the act would not have taken place without the expressed orders from the Fujimoris). As late as 2010, the USA ambassador to Lima noted that “remnants of the Montesinos narco-corruption web still exist within the [Peruvian military” (See: Riveros Cayo, Jorge (2010). “U.S. apologizes to Peru over WikiLeaks cables,” Living in Peru (29 December 2010) online at http://www.livinginperu.com/news/13781; cp. http://www.caretas.com.pe/1368/olvidar/olvidar.html) When the

Fujimori looks at bodies of those executed after the seige was over

Japanese embassy hostage crisis was foiled, it was learned that no less than three and possibly as many as eight of the insurgent were summarily executed by commandos after surrendering—the commandos in direct communication with Alberto Fujimori who walked on the corpses of those slain.

“Plan Emilio” was a deliberate attack on a free press in Perú—a plan that Keiko Fujimori still supports and want when she is elected President in 2011. Initially, it was learned at Alberto’s trial, that he had illegally “purchased” the Cable New Channel (CCN; Montesinos Rorres paid CCN USA$2 million, representing 75% of its shares) and paid exorbitant amounts of money to then director of the local discredited newspaper Expresom Eduardo Callmel del Solar (more corrupt than Australian Robert Murdoch of Fox News; Callmel del Solar was amply bribed with USA$1,750,000), to ensure complimentary and complementary publicity for his reelection campaign. To achieve this end, Alberto, Keiko and Eduardo continued to bribe venal congresistas (Roger Cáceres, María Huamán (the Mata Hari of Perú)—who, unfortunately, was not executed nor was any other woman whose duplicity compromised the rights and freedoms of Perú, Waldo Ríos, Jorge D’Aucña, Jorge Polack, Edilberto Canales, José Luna, and a myriad or cornucopia of even more vile members of Congress—especially those from Lima and northern provinces) and illegally listen in on the conversations of his political adversaries and opposition journalists—journalists that Keiko Fujimori wanted assassinated (See: http://fujimoriontrial.org/?p=719).

“Plan Emilio” was not the only attack Alberto and Keiko Fujimori launched on dissent leading to the spread and propagation of further untruths and outright lies. Using government funds, the Fujimoris created a special web page to discredit, weaken the prestige of various important opposition leaders, by establishing APRODEV (Association for Defense of the Truth). It was not even a Perú invention, but the brainchild of Argentinean Héctor Ricardo Faisal Fracalosi, whose long criminal past enabled him to command a monthly payment of USA$6,000 for two years—as well as “other monies”. (See: Peruvian Codes 317 and 387).

Even government agencies, such as SUNAT (Superintendencia Nacional de Administracion Tributaria has heavily funded all past Peruvian dictatorships and is the official Perú taxing authority. It remains among the most corrupt of all government entities; its website is “translated” into a rudimentary and inaccurate form of street/vulgar English (I teach English in Perú and it took me no less than one hour to decipher the English put online by SUNAT), and it is located at http://inversionistaextranjero.sunat.gob.pe/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=1&layout=blog&Itemid=3&lang=en; the Spanish site is at http://www.sunat.gob.pe/) were involved in the corruption schemes of Alberto and Keiko Fujimori—with the most notorious being the SUNAT-Borobio Payment Case (named after Daniel Borobio of Argentina), for crimes of illicit association to commit a crime and embezzlement (Borobio & Asociados SAC still maintain ties with SUNAT; see: http://www.sunat.gob.pe/publicaciones/notificaciones/ipcn/2004/enero/p310104/p31010411.htm). The chiefs of SUNAT were eager to rake in bribes and better their families, sending their children to USA universities, buying expensive cars, and living as if medieval sovereigns. (See Peruvian Penal Codes 317 and 387).

To entrench himself into absolute dictatorial power surpassing that of Adolf Hitler, Alberto Fujimori illegally purchased Chinese tractors without going through proper legal procedures, exempting the transactions from all public bidding, and acquiring in one contract 3,000 tractors among other implements for the price of USA$23,220,865, and in a second contract 1,100 tractors and other machinery for USA$34,767,313, that he would distribute in agricultural communities within Perú that were loyal to him and perpetuate his rule over all of Perú (See: http://www.shanghaitn.com.cn/tractor/companyprofile/developmentprocess/index_3.shtml).

The Chinese government sent 454 tractors that were inoperative upon receipt, and then shorted the government of Fujimori another 231 that were paid for—but the Chinese have since stated that Fujimori requested the money for those tractors to be channeled back to his supporters and no delivery made. The value of the inoperative (and in some cases broken) tractors along with the missing tractors was USA$10,560,000. When what tractors did arrive, Fujimori exercise powers never granted them to him by law and directly took control of the tractor distribution: sending most to his colleagues and supporters. This situation continued until 1999.

How pathetic are Alberto and Keiko Fujimori. All powers attributed to these thugs were things that went well and with the connivance of a corrupt church have painted this dastardly duo with a broad brush as saints and saviours—but these two nefarious Neanderthals who were and remain uninformed about basic poverty and dearth of education and with a gay abandonment of responsibility or honor ignore the murders committed by the criminals who congratulated father and daughter knowing that they would be pardoned and granted amnesty for their crimes. Many times, it is reported, Keiko promised that if she would rule she would grant absolute pardons to all those who butchered Fujimori opponents.

Peru (in red)

Alberto Fujimori excused his crimes at his trial in Lima, lamenting, “I was commander of the Armed Forces in the sense that a football coach commands the team,” (see: Anthony Faiola, “Peruvian Armed Forces Pledge Loyalty to Fujimori Government,” The Washington Post September 22, 2000, p. 3, on-line at http://tech.mit.edu/V120/PDF/N44.pdf) distilling the essence of his legendary cowardice and bring disrepute and disrespect upon a national military force that became lackeys to a tyrant and a criminal element in society (the Perú military crimes ranged from gang-rapes of dissidents (both genders) to murder, theft, kidnapping of young males who were forced into uniform and prepare for war, as one of Fujimori’s goals was to conquer South America and turn it into a Fujimori empire). This rank and rogue cowardice, however, did not appear when he was climbing his way into being an absolute dictator equal to Adolf Hitler or Josef Stalin. While in power his underlings attributed all the successes of the anachronistic army to the rudderless leader and expressed that the entire nation was available to do all his bidding as if he were more than the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces—praising him, with the support of the churches, as if he were a god.

There are many today, in the ten years since the misrule of the Fujimori junta, who claims all Peruanos should praise him for having “commanded” the armed forces that defeated the Shining Path (although it continues to this day). At the same time proclaim that Peruanos should exonerate him and his dastardly daughter from their joint liability when those same armed forces more in character of Frankenstein’s monster than any civil patriot killed more than 70,000 the elderly, children and women in the highlands of Ayacucho when it came to light. (Pilar Olivares, “Years after slaughter, Peru opens giant burial pit,” Reuters May 29, 2008 at http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN2931764520080530?feedType=RSS). In Putis, perched on the barren slopes of the Andes at 11,400 feet, survivors say young women were taken aside and raped by more than 700 troops.

Alan Garcia Perez fled Perú in disgrace allowing for Fujimori to take over

The better-off, the economically enabled, the educated few continue to thank Fujimori for pulling the country out of economic crisis in which Perú sank during the infamous first term of Alan Garcia Perez (who leaked WikiLeak’s revelations points out Garcia’s numerous adulterous encounters, sexual escapades, and proneness to accepting bribes) but this came at the exorbitant expense. Worker rights were abolished, all semblance of fairness was chased away as jobs were awarded to Fujimori’s supporters—especially in the area of teaching where any half-wit, anyone even without an education but a strong voice to sing the praises of Fujimori and belong to the utterly corrupt and contemptible SUTEP could get a teaching job that was protected for life (or until they crossed a Fujimorista), while the privatization process stole lands from the poor and once-emerging middle class to the enrichment of a few. Under Alberto and Keiko all was for sale: Including heirlooms that belonged to others, so that it became a common saying that the richness of a woman’s grandmother in memories was as empty as the grandmother’s chest. Now under the Fujimoris, everything was in the hands of the corrupt.

We have to say thanks for peace with Ecuador-Tiwinza including (see: http://www.adonde.com/historia/1999_peru_ecuador.htm), Ecuador navigation rights in Peru including rivers, but can not remember his disgusting role in defeating Peruvian Cenepa (http://www.acig.org/artman/publish/article_164.shtml), when our soldiers lacked logistics, communications and, in many cases, ranch and shoes and even worse to hide the delivery of 42 km2 in area and Yaupi Bumbuisa Cucumaza Santiago. (See: “Así Empezó el Conflicto”, Caretas magazine, Perú (in Spanish). See: http://www.caretas.com.pe/1350/asi-empezo/asi-empezo.html).

We must be grateful to his regime because he claimed that he “refound[ed] the country” (Fujimori dixit), but we have to forget that fifteen of his Ministers who pulled off this raw coup are in prison or are under orders to be hunted down and captured as thieves and blackguards that they have always been. Alberto and Keiko were fully briefed on rampant civil and human rights abuses, but laughed at those who would speak out for the poor and down forgotten. (USA National Security Archives, at http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-8843726/RIGHTS-PERU-FUJIMORI-WAS-FULLY.html). To this end, he withdrew from public participation and withdrew into himself (see: http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-8372249/Fujimori-Withdraws-Into-His-Own.html), heeding only the advice of his daughter Keiko who cried out for a greater show of force against the people of Peru. As the USA National Security Archives show: “”Montesinos and Hermoza have dropped from sight. He is not talking to the Americans or the British or most of the Asians.””

Fujimori must be recognized for helping to create FONADE (Fondo Naccional de Desarollos [Financiamiento de la Actividad]: National Development Fund; cp. http://res.uniandes.edu.co/view.php/292/1.php cf. http://colombiainternacional.uniandes.edu.co/view.php/422/view.php) , but we must recall his abuse of a once free press and the filth he accepted as news to libel, slander and cast aspersions on opponents. With a cavalier demeanor he claimed that his attack on legitimate journalism was “raising the cultural level.” (Burt, Jo-Marie (2007). Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru: Silencing Civil Society. New York: Palgrave Macmillan; cf. http://www.livinginperu.com/features-733-art-culture-lifestyle-fujimori-political-science).

Fujimoristas in Perú's Congress in support of the Fujimoris

Perú’s puppet Congress deep in the pay of the Fujimoris closed this once honorable institution that with the rise of the Fujimoris and Fujimoristas allowed the largest bird of prey to be devour democracy and freedom aware of what it was doing and caring nothing for the people of Perú. This less than exemplary citizen and his draconian daughter assisted to a medieval prosecutor to enter the chamber of government to illegally enter involved the home of the wife of his former aide Vladimiro Montesinos, where videotapes incriminating Fujimori in wrongdoing were taken, having a military officer, a corrupt lieutenant colonel, pose as an investigator to steal bags of incriminating evidence that was the property of Trinidad Becerra and could expose Alberto and his evil daughter Keiko to Perú and the world.

Supporters of Fujimori turn to violence

While Fujimori attempted to deny the evidence, Fujimori received six-year prison sentence, and the Supreme Court of Perú also upheld a 135,000-dollar fine against Fujimori for civil rights violations during the home invasion. He is also barred from holding public office for two years (See: http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5jZ1LzEd0TW70_QjwbZJOlME2XBPg). By the time of the Trinidad Bercera the entire Perú military and the police of Perú had degenerated to a point lower than that of the goon squads of Adolf Hitler and no one was safe from the murderous military leaders in league with the dictator (See: http://fujimoriontrial.org/?page_id=89 part 9; cf. Peruvian Penal Code 317, 387, 427, and 428). The acts occurred on November 7, 2000. After the operation ended, the seized materials were transferred in official vehicles to Air Group Nº 8 and later to the Presidential Palace in order to be handed over to Fujimori. Fujimori then manipulated the contents of the materials and pulled out the materials that could incriminate him before he handed over the remainder of the materials to the Forty-First Special Criminal Court of Lima. Fujimori, on the advice of his daughter Keiko, was determined to assassinate all those who had incriminating evidence and to rule for life—with the expressed desire that he would be succeeded by daughter Keiko who promised to exact the most horrible of vengeance against the enemies of her father, noting that in time she would succeed him as President of “The Republic” of Perú. (See: [in Spanish] http://www.larepublica.com.pe/content/view/181411/483/http://www.andina.com.pe/NoticiaDetalle.aspx?id=151374http://www.jornada.unam.mx/ultimas/2007/10/13/admite-fujimori-que-ordeno-allanar-casa-de-vladimiro-montesinoshttp://www.terra.com.pe/noticias/articulo/html/act988690.htm cp. Peruvian Penal Codes 361 and 376).

Frustration over Fujimori's raid of private home

 What Fujimoristas ignore is that this decent woman, Trinidad Becerra, who was to partner with the vile Montesinos, this statesman who nearly singlehandedly defended Saravá subjects from the sores of vermin that were hosted by Keiko and Alberto Fujimori, this exemplary man who organized an aborted coup when his wife, in a fit of holy madness, denounced the assault on his sister Rosa and brother Aritomi Apenkai, a proven fact even to Miyagusuku, who when the read about it had one desire: to forget the Peruvians that suffered, as Alberto Fujimori, in short, remains exactly the same miserable wretch he always was–and misery loves company.

The secret is that Fujimori has become socially successful which is the worst vice in Perú, and in the tumult reeks his cruelty, cynicism and methodology of extermination, intimidation, and, especially, cowardice which he has uniquely upgraded to a vital function.

Keiko Fujimori’s triumph, in the 2011 election, will be the colorful summary of the domestic tragicomedy and a proof that there is little economic or moral hope that remains viable. Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi (藤森 恵子 (Fujimori Keiko); born May 25, 1975) is a Peruvian politician, daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Susana Shizuko Higuchi Miyagawa (who had four children, all who have become rich at the expense of the people of Perú: Keiko Sofía, Hiro Alberto, Sachi Marcela and Kenji Gerardo). The mother was trained as an engineer but now sits in Perú’s Congress.

After her father’s resignation, Keiko Sofia stayed in Peru until 2004 when she flew to New York to pursue an education at Columbia Business School (financed with Perú tax dollars) to earn a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree. This did not materialize, but she found it easier to obtain at Boston University (she never completed her studies, program or obtained a degree from Columbia University in Manhattan to the contrary of what is on the internet on the Wikipedia site: the link cited by Wikipedia has been withdrawn: http://www.northjersey.com/error/?c=y&errorURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.northjersey.com%2Fnews%2F072210_Peruvian_candidate_Fujimori_pushes_for_congressional_seat_in_North_Jersey_stop.html%C3%82%C2%A0 which was originally claimed to be at NorthJersey.Com. “FPeruvian candidate Fujimori courts votes in North Jersey”, NorthJersey.Com (2010-07-22): “Fujimori, who holds a master degree in business administration from Columbia University”). Her education was financed via a student loan from Sallie Mae that was cosigned by the government of Perú. However, in 2005, Keiko interrupted her studies and returned to Peru after an extradition process was initiated against her father. Returning to Lima, Keiko became the leader of the Fujimorista Political Group. In April 2006, she was elected Congresswoman even though she had no political experience and no direct meetings with those who cast their ballots for her–yet she received the highest number of votes in the history of the country. Not surprising, many observers noticed that beer flowed freely to those entering and leaving the voting places.

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori's family, son Kenji (L-R), daughter congresswoman Keiko and son-in-law Mark Vito Villanella, attends Fujimori's trial at the Special Police Headquarters in Lima April 7, 2009.

In 2004, Fujimori married Mark Villanella, a natural-born citizen of the USA and a former wrestler from New Jersey who went to a small school and made his fame and name for himself not for any studiousness or educational prowess but was known far more for his muscles (and according to some admirers “his boyish good looks”) than his intelligence, but one who was able to score a decent job given his record as a reputed athlete. Because of the USA’s love affair with athletes (similarly matched in Perú where the citizens actually elected a volleyball player to Congress, such as Gabriela (“Gaby”) Lourdes Pérez del Solar Cuculiza is a Peruvian female volleyball player and politician who was elected on 27 July 2006; Cenaida Cebastiana Uribe Medina whose career was playing volleyball and won a silver metal in the 1988 Olympics; Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta is a former Afro-Peruvian volleyball player

Congresista Susy Diaz

from Lima who finished fourth in the 1984 Olympics; and, Susy Díaz is a Peruvian Vedette (female dancer, singer and actress) who became popular after obtaining a place in Parliament from 1995 until 2000–see especially http://www.last.fm/music/Susy+Diaz) he was able to gain employment and work as an IBM consultant–but what he consulted on or with what company or within what group within IBM remains a mystery that he does not easily share.  (See: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002920127_fujimori09.html) who also acquired Peruvian citizenship in 2009. After over a year of residence in the United States, she returned to Peru to announce her father’s candidacy in the April 2006 Peruvian presidential election, though he was forbidden to participate in any political activity until 2011 under a congressional ban. Keiko openly admits she has no real experience and does not know the people of Perú but relishes “being in power.” (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002920127_fujimori09.html).

Keiko has a keen nose for money and the power it brings. She has no hesitancy to seek out money from any source, regardless of tactics or agony it causes others. She is a woman with out principle and without ethics or values. She openly expresses disdain and contempt for Perú law and the Perú judiciary.

Supreme Court of Perú presiding at trial of Alberto Fujimori

The judiciary Perú, in limited fashion and strength has returned with a modicum of dignity and resolve, but is still basically spineless and unwilling to risk the wrath of the top 1% of the people who control the nation, much as the elite have destroyed the nation of Honduras. While many have claimed that it would have been nice (although inconvenient) for the Perú Supreme Court to also investigate and repatriate all the millions of dollars stolen by the Fujimoris and deposited in Japanese and Swiss banks (See: Páez, Angel (2005), “Fujimori Family Secret Bank Accounts Uncovered,” IPS (2 December 2005) online at http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=31281), that is not possible given the corruption of the Japanese government that still seeks Fujimori to sit in its Senate because “of his experience fighting terrorists” (See: “Still wanted in Peru. Alberto Fujimori runs for office in Japan,” The Christian Scientist Monitor (25 July 2007) online at http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0725/p04s01-woap.html). In part this is because of Alberto’s new wife, Satomi Kataoka, who is an opportunistic Japanese woman without scruples or a conscience and owns and operates a hotel in Tokyo (See: http://www.mg.co.za/article/2009-04-08-fujimoris-wife-blasts-lima-ruling-as-wtich-trial).

Satomi Kataoka (Fujimori's second wife who lives in Japan)

Money laundering, an international crime, has been a stock action of the Fujimori family. It is noted by http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=31281:

“Bank documents recording the movements of the money in question emerged during the liquidation of Norbank, a bank used between 1990 and 2000 by Fujimori and his closest relatives for large-scale financial transactions in Lima.

Among the papers turned up by Norbank’s liquidators were requests for withdrawals of up to a million dollars made by Mutsue Inomoto de Fujimori, the mother of the man who ruled Peru from 1990 to 2000 and is currently in prison in Chile, while Peru is preparing a request for his extradition.

“Mrs. Mutsue withdrew the money between 1995 and 1998, when she was between 83 and 86 years old, which indicates that they used her as a front to cover up the illegal origins of these funds,” a source connected to the Norbank liquidation told IPS.”

“Mrs. Mutsue withdrew the money between 1995 and 1998, when she was between 83 and 86 years old, which indicates [sic] that they used her as a front to cover up the illegal origins of these funds,” a source connected to the Norbank liquidation told IPS.

When the first indications of Mutsue de Fujimori’s sizeable accounts at Norbank came to light in 2003, her son Alberto maintained that this money represented “the savings of a lifetime devoted to selling flowers and Christmas trees, honest work.”

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The case of the embezzled donations prompted the Peruvian courts to order the arrest of Víctor Aritomi and Rosa Fujimori, but as the former president himself had done in 2000, the couple fled to Japan, which refuses to extradite them.

In 2003, Norbank documents revealed that Rosa Fujimori had written a cheque for 150,000 dollars to her brother Alberto on Sept. 26, 1996. At the time, the former president stated that the cheque involved the “repayment of a family loan” to a friend. He never explained where his sister had acquired the money.

The bank records turned over this week provide an answer: the 150,000 dollar cheque was part of the money diverted from the Japanese donations, which also proves that Fujimori profited from the money skimmed off by his sister.

To cover the trail of the true origins of the money in their accounts, Rosa Fujimori and Víctor Aritomi used not only the former president’s elderly mother, but also the names of their own children, Yayoi and Gledy.

It would be really a national shame to let Keiko Sofia Fujimori to run as a presidential candidate. Keiko Fujimori is a woman with no work experience, who has basically done little to better the country, and has shown neither compassion nor respect for the worker. Her only knowledge of finances surrounds the graft contributed to her while in New York by a doting father who was a dictator of the worse caliber. Never once has Keiko Fujimori earned a legitimate Soles Nuevo (the Perú dollar) by the sweat of hers brow, and this does not mention her supine ignorance of the geopolitical situation in a maritime dispute and the ongoing dispute in The Hague, or the perception of the democratic management of the state, without any program and with only one intention to grant amnesty to her father.

If elected, Keiko Fujimori will be ten times worse than her father, and democracy will be undone and lay dead for centuries as the nation of Perú stumbles blindly backward into a world of assassinations, hatred, and total ignorance. Keiko Fujimori will be the latest, but not the last, of tyrants in Perú, but has the potential to be the worse of all.

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