Saturday, October 08, 2011

V Is For Victory – For The Vatican

It’s all over.

On April 16, 2008 – a day that will live in infamy – Pope Benedict declared military victory over the United States of America.

Or so says Tom Friess, host of the program Inquisition Update heard on domestic shortwave radio station WWCR. I was dialing around when I encountered his program. Tom warned that millions of Catholics were ready to obey any command from the Pope, a fifth column within our midst.

I’m an ex-Catholic. Fortunately, I was never molested by a priest or a nun. But when I was an impressionable boy, the Roman Cultic Church did lay on the fear and guilt. In one catechism class a nun told us that when nuclear war erupted, an atomic bomb would open up a pit into hell. And unless we young sheep confessed our sins, we would fall into that pit, burning for eternity. A burn from a hot stove, she explained in vivid detail, was nothing like the ever-frying flames of hell.

And people wonder why I’m a devout atheist.

So while I have no great love for the RCC, I don’t buy into anyone out there who equates the Pope with the Anti-Christ or the Whore of Babylon. It’s the same Mega-Conspiracy scam: take some unpleasant facts about a particular group or organization – CIA, FBI, US Army, the Vatican, whatever – and use them as proof of a great plot to enslave the world. What appear to be just a few bad deeds by certain individuals is more than that. Those deeds are really evidence of a vast conspiracy lurking in the shadows.

According to Friess’s Website,, President Bush held a special ceremony on the south lawn of the White House during the Pope’s visit to the US back in 2008. Friess claims that all sorts of symbolism – apparent to those fifth columnist Catholics – during the ceremony reveals the truth.

For example, Pope Benedict was given a 21-gun birthday salute. Explains Friess: “21 gun salutes honor military victors. The Pope is the military victor of this country.”

He also notes the Knights of Columbus – the RC answer to the Freemasons – was standing side by side with the US Army. Ergo, the KoC and the Army are equals under the Pope. This is what I call hyperlogic. If I happen to be standing next to a pregnant woman when a photo is taken, then that proves I’m the father of her child.

Friess states that if such symbolism was apparent to the non-Catholic American public, another Protestant Reformation would result and the US “just might have a fighting chance.”

Anyway, since the Pope is now the Big Cheese, what has he done lately? Is he plotting action against the Israeli Lobby? Will “knighted” assassins wearing funny caped suits and plumed hats eliminate all threats to the Vatican? And instead of worrying about women using burqas to conceal weapons, should we be careful around uniformed nuns?

The mind boggles.


Vatican take over of America officially April 16 2008

Rapturous welcome and 21-gun birthday salute for Pope in the U.S.
The Daily Mail April 17, 2008


X. Dell said...

I wonder how large these radio audiences are.

Anti-Catholicsim has long been a part of US history. While one can see the actions of some clergy as an attempt to use the RCC as a political weapon (e.g., when a few priests refused to offer Eucharist to Catholic politicians who supported pro-choice), one cannot say that the Church is a monolith.

To me the question is why does this person feel compelled to say this, and why would someone feel compelled to listen (other thaan just for research, which I, of course, understand).

Doug said...

I foresee the plot of an upcoming Dan Brown "Da Vinci Code" sequel...