Cover image: Spring Shower, Connecticut ValleyMartin Johnson Heade (American, 1819–1904)1868, currently in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
Some things that did not find their way into the dailies:
According to the Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council Mikhail Popov on Sunday, the US increased its imports of Russian oil by 43% in the last week, totaling 100,000 barrels a day.
Popov told Komsomolskaya Pravda news that “the US forced Europeans to introduce anti-Russian sanctions, while not only continuing to import oil from Russia but increasing volume of [oil] deliveries for the past week by 43% up to 100,000 barrels per day!”
The Deputy Secretary also detailed that Washington imported fertilizers from Russia while listing them as essential goods.
The US last month announced a ban on Russian oil, natural gas, and coal imports as a response to the Russian operation in Ukraine.
Well, which is it?
Interesting coming out of France where the European Union found that the national identity was more strong than anywhere else in western Europe some years back.
Former French intelligence chief Pierre Brochand warns that unless Europe and France radically change their policies on mass immigration, civil war could break out, asserting, “all multicultural societies are doomed.”
Brochand, who served as director of the French DGSE from 2002 to 2008, made the comments during an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro.
The negative impact of mass immigration on France can no longer be dismissed because it is “increasingly difficult to prevent the French from seeing what they see,” and also because “a breakthrough personality has suddenly appeared in the formulaic world of politics that has encouraged them to open their eyes,” said Brochand.
The ex-intel chief predicts that if Emmanuel Macron wins the presidential election and fails to massively alter his approach to immigration, civil war could ensue.
“This gradual upheaval of the French population, if not the only challenge we face, is the only one that directly threatens civil peace on our territory,” said Brochand, warning that Muslim migrants and others from outside of Europe have developed a “spirit of post-colonial revenge.”
Here’s to hoping Le Pen wins the run-off.
Interesting in the larger scheme of things.
“To make sure that housing is owned by Canadians instead of foreign investors, Budget 2022 announces the government’s intention to propose restrictions that would prohibit foreign commercial enterprises and people who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents from acquiring non- recreational, residential property in Canada for a period of two years.”
Two points about this issue. First, can you imagine the media outcry if a conservative prime minister would ever make such a proposal? Quite a leftist change from the previous mantra “diversity is our strength”?
Second, considering the issue of foreign investment that creates housing, there is a likelihood this could backfire. The new position of Canada will certainly put more upward pressure on the U.S. housing market. Every action tends to have an equal and opposite reaction. It will be interesting to follow this and see where it leads.
And…not that we all didn’t suspect this…. (this one did make a daily, but it is worth a repeat)
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF), is the personification of The Great Reset — the ultimate goal of which is to do away with the democratic process and give all ownership and control to the deep state — and the technocratic elite who control it.
In the video above, comedian JP Sears outlines the primary reasons why this makes Schwab easily among the most dangerous people in the world — and arguably the most dangerous. One of The Great Reset’s “new normal” dictums is that you’ll own nothing and be happy. This is part of WEF’s 2030 agenda,1 and a plan is already in place to make it happen.
Schwab is also author of the book, “COVID-19: The Great Reset,” which was published July 9, 2020. “Wonder how he got it written and published that fast?” Sears said. “It’s almost like he prewrote it before he started the pandemic. I mean, before the pandemic started.”2
WEF operates via fearmongering — about disease and environmental catastrophes, for starters. When the population is controlled by fear, it welcomes authoritarian “protections” like increased surveillance and digital identity systems, introduced under the guise of safety, but which ultimately remove personal autonomy and freedom.
In fact, Schwab wrote, “One of the greatest lessons of the past five centuries in Europe and America is this: Acute crisis contributes to boosting the power of the state. It’s always been the case, and there is no reason why it should be different with the COVID-19 pandemic.”3 Remember, nobody elected Schwab to any government position, but he’s behind the scenes pulling strings nonetheless.
And he was taught by Henry Kissinger at Harvard to boot.
Also, expect a lot more of this:
Okay…what’s in the tank for today.
Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.
When Americans finally hit the streets:
So sick of this:
The weekend was very fruitful meme wise. There’s more for tomorrow.
Something to remember, always.
Per the boss’s instruction:
I’d throw in a few Rockefellers and Rothschilds also.
Of course, this does not mean committing felonies, but standing up to the forces that want to tear this nation – and humanity apart. The very people XVII told us will be destroyed by the time this movie comes to an end are currently roaming the halls of power…supposedly. It’s a sickening sight.
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This is actually Monday’s Gospel, and is the bridge between Jesus entering Jerusalem, and the true Passion.
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz’arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz’arus was one of those at table with him. 3Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. 4But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, 5“Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6This he said, not that he cared for the poor but because he was a thief, and as he had the money box he used to take what was put into it. 7Jesus said, “Let her alone, let her keep it for the day of my burial. 8The poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” 9When the great crowd of the Jews learned that he was there, they came, not only on account of Jesus but also to see Laz’arus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10So the chief priests planned to put Laz’arus also to death, 11because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
This week, I kind of want to highlight some favorites. I was introduced to this piece during the Washington, D.C., Archdiocesan Music Festival (the performance was in the Eisenhower Theater in the Kennedy Center, my first big stage experience) when I was in sixth grade. I was in the grade school chorus, and this was sung by the high school chorus with the soloist being a senior in R.O.T.C. uniform who was a tenor from DeMatha High School. It has stuck with me ever since.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Hosts, by the power of God, cast down to Hell Satan and all his evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
As always, prayers for the fight against that which seeks to enslave us are welcome. Via con Dios.
And the latest from JP.