Today is Forgiveness Sunday, the last day before the start of Great Lent on Monday in the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church's calendar. To mark the start of the great fast, we are sharing for RogueMoney readers a video from our friends at Russia Insider's YouTube channel describing the baptism of Prince Vladimir, the patron saint of the current Russian President and the Viking descended monarch considered the founder of Orthodox Christian Rus, the medieval forerunner of the modern Russian Federation, Ukraine and Belarus (three nations joined by ties of family, blood, language and faith regardless of whether certain Galician nationalist sects in Ukraine and its Diaspora deny this, insisting against the genetic and historical evidence that most Russians are descended from Mongol-Tatars).
This program explains the origins of Rus from scattered pagan tribes to princely city states established at strategic chokepoints along the riverine trade routes from the Baltic to the Black Sea and the wealthy Byzantine Empire. It has been viewed by millions of Russians and can be considered in the context of an increasing emphasis on Russia's Orthodox Christian heritage in pro-government mass media, which is likely to increase as we approach the 100th anniversary of the Tsar-martyr Nicholas II's abdication on the Ides of March 15th, 1917. The program conspicuously argues the ancient roots of Russia's claim to Crimea, what Putin famously declared to the State Duma is 'our Jerusalem', with the Greek colony of Khersones as the site of Prince Vladimir's baptism. -- JWS
As predominantly white Orthodox Christians, Russians are the only group it's become perfectly acceptable to hate, hate, hate across the former 'West'. Russians (or at least the Russian inspired 'Alt-Right') are said to be the source of all counter-Establishment badthink. They are the Mephistophelean tricksters who stalk election after election, and whose trolls never sleep.
The creepy convergence between the dirty Deep State enraged that a candidate vowing better relations with Russia actually won the White House and social justice (cold) warriors complete with their Saturday Night Live skits mocking poor babushkas getting fish from their shirtless, Trump backslapping President Putin is almost complete. Almost, because there's still that nagging doubt somewhere in what's left of reason in your brains -- how did those crazy Rooskies do it?
"Rule 1, on page 1 of the book of war, is: 'Do not march on Moscow'. Various people have tried it, Napoleon and Hitler, and it is no good. That is the first rule." - Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount of Alamein and British WWII Field Marshall. If Russian psyops warriors are clever, they will put up a billboard with this quote in English and Cyrillic text next to the 15th century Ivangorod Fortress on Russia's Baltic border, where GIs have been taking selfies of late. Then watch and wait if it remains such a popular destination for 'gee look at us' marches whose equivalent would be the 76th Guards Air Assault Pskov division VDV taking group photos on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande...
Today is a holiday in the Russian Federation, Defenders of the Fatherland day, also known as 'Men's Day' which is a counterpart to the International Women's Day of March 8. On this day patriotic concerts are held in the Kremlin after a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Alexander Garden's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Team RogueMoney wishes our readers and listeners in Russia and the former Soviet Union a peaceful day of remembrance. To those we've addressed this to via Twitter, we suggest getting on your knees and thanking God that Donald J. Trump, not Hillary Clinton, is president of the United States. Because as long as he's president, that means you're not going to die in a war on Russia's borders. -- JWS
First of all, Team RogueMoney wishes to convey our sincere condolences to Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin's family, including his daughter, RT journalist Anastasia Churkina.
Second, this is the sixth death of a Russian diplomat in the last two months, with Churkin apparently suffering a heart attack around 9:30 a.m. February 20th while working at Russia's UN mission located on East 67th Street in Manhattan, before he was rushed to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Amb. Churkin was pronounced dead at 10:55 a.m. Eastern, according to The New York Post. While diplomacy can be a stressful job and most of the dead diplomats were men in their sixties, an age in which heart attacks are not uncommon for Russian males, the sudden spike in such 'natural causes' deaths as well as at least two violent deaths -- one the murder of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, the other RuMFA Latin American affairs division leader Pyotr Polishkov found shot dead (whether by his own hand or someone else's 'suiciding' him) in his Moscow apartment on December 20 -- has led to speculation on the RU-Internet that someone or some group is killing Russia's diplomats. Nonetheless, while Churkin was a formidable and experienced diplomat, his passing doesn't change Russian policy. If anything, Moscow's line over Ukraine and the Russian supported Lugansk and Donetsk breakaway republics is toughening in anticipation of 'the art of the deal'...
In preparation for this season intended to promote repentance and watchfulness among Orthodox Christians, we repost this very interesting free segment from the subscription site JaysAnalysis.com where Kentucky based writer and philosopher Jay Dyer breaks down the late American convert to Orthodoxy Fr. Seraphim Rose's important 1970s book, Orthodoxy and the Religion of the Future. A pivotal book that has helped many non-Orthodox Christian Evangelicals and Roman Catholics to publicize the demonic/occult origins of the UFO and associated 'alien' abduction phenomenon, and how it ties into the New Age movement and New World Order (NWO)'s preparations for Antichrist.
We also include another interview where Jay describes the development of his worldview, his disillusionment with libertarianism, classical Enlightenment liberalism, Caroll Quigley's Cold War dialectics, and his journey as a young film enthusiast to Orthodox Christian theology. Jay also discusses the profound difference between an Orthodox Christian Biblical worldview and paganism, animism and Eastern religions like Shintoism, Hinduism and Buddhism -- all of which the late Fr. Seraphim Rose discusses in his book and studied thoroughly before his conversion. -- JWS
On Thursday President Donald J. Trump held a press conference in which he unleashed some of his anger over the manufactured controversy surrounding his resigned National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn, and blasted the media. Doubling down on his campaign and post-election victory statements that it would be better for the U.S. if it could get along with Russia, Trump once again denied having any investments in the Russian Federation or personal relationship with Putin prior to their post-election and White House phone calls.
These are the questions those eagerly promoting the 'work' of ex-NSA analyst and former (fired by the) US Naval War College professor John R. Schindler would rather not ask themselves. Including after his latest 'scoop' of the week, allegedly confirmed by The Wall Street Journal, that intelligence agencies are holding back intel from the presidential brief because they don't trust Trump, has been denied by members of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) speaking to ABC News. Despite this latest example of why he has little to no credibility, why do so many people (not all of them paid Twitter trolls for the DNC/Soros) want so desperately to buy what Schindler's selling?
More to the point of this essay, how can those engaged in a relentless campaign of leaks designed to paint President Trump as a Siberian candidate installed by Vladimir Putin be sure their own colleagues aren't looking over their shoulders or keystroke tapping their computers at Ft. Meade and Langley? Are those who've chosen to go to war with this Administration ready for canary trap setting White House staffers and their allies where they least expect them, eager to catch spooks they and their boss the leader of the free world now view as seditious globalist bastards?
Deb @BanksterSlayer Caruthers tweeted out this important video from the ReallyGraceful YouTube channel, discussing losing presidential candidate and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's gloating on Twitter about the forced resignation of retired Army Lt. Gen. and former Defense Intelligence Agency chief Michael T. Flynn from his job as White House National Security Adviser. Is this just a one off outburst by the former first lady, or yet another example of her vindictive and sociopathic/psychopathic personality, which was also evident when she boasted "We came, we saw, he died!" about the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (who had made peace with the U.S. after 9/11 and surrendered all of his WMD programs) being butchered to death on camera?
Meanwhile, Wikileaks is tweeting out some strange stuff, involving esoteric numerology, 9/11 (when Hillary was a U.S. Senator from New York), Nazi gold, F119 (anagram for 911) jet engines tested at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia (a likely CIA reference) and survival seed vaults in the Arctic, with that number 'lucky' (as in WTC building) 'vault' 7 as the main recurring theme repeated at least seven times, as if in a spell. Now, whether you think #Pizzagate is just a nutty Internet conspiracy theory or that there's something or plentyto it, these behaviors are...odd, to say the least. How would you as a skeptic explain them, other than 'Assange has lost his marbles after being cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy for years!' Why, it's almost as if the globalist elites, are 'slaves to the numbers' as Team RogueMoney's wise man on the mesa W the Intelligence Insider likes to say... -- JWS